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Crowd gathers in front of Hon Heredia’s home seeking assistance #544216
08/15/20 04:58 AM
08/15/20 04:58 AM
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In an attempt to receive some assistance, a large crowd of people was observed outside the residence of Area Representative for Belize Rural South, Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr., on Friday, August 14th. Heredia told The San Pedro Sun that police came to disperse the crowd after they failed to adhere to social distancing as required. However, he expects to resume on Monday, August 17th, in a more orderly manner. In a video, a shirtless Heredia is observed on the veranda of his home looking at slips of papers before they are lower down with what appears to be a string. Meanwhile, a long line of persons economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen on the street waiting for assistance.

Heredia indicated that he is trying to assist those persons who have not received assistance from other social programs. He asks that those who are benefiting from other pantry programs on the island to allow the most vulnerable to access the limited help. Heredia said that as the pandemic continues to take ground on the island and the country, things could become more challenging. Heredia asked everyone to be patient while he tries to help as much as he can. The Area Representative is also asking everyone to adhere to the safety and health regulations. Wash your hands properly, wear masks, and practice social distancing when out on the streets.

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The Blatant Disregard for Physical Distancing, Social Gathering Limit in San Pedro

Tourism Minister and area representative for Belize Rural South, Manuel Heredia Junior is coming under fire tonight. Videos and pictures of him and his family show them on their veranda in San Pedro, the epicentre of the virus, literally handing down “assistance” to residents using a string. The video and pictures have sparked outrage as they show the blatant disregard for measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The six feet physical distancing required by law is not being practiced as the large crowd of persons converged on the street. Additionally, the individuals are not wearing their masks properly. The twenty-five person limit for social gatherings was also ignored, all in front of the house of the minister.

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Re: Crowd gathers in front of Hon Heredia’s home seeking assistance [Re: Marty] #544276
08/18/20 04:38 AM
08/18/20 04:38 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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On Saturday, people in San Pedro were standing in line for bags of flour, beans and rice at Heredia 's office.

Re: Crowd gathers in front of Hon Heredia’s home seeking assistance [Re: Marty] #544283
08/18/20 05:41 AM
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Manny Heredia Will Not Be Charged for Mass Gathering

There are no charges for Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia following the viral images of a mass gathering in front of his house last Friday. Videos and pictures show Heredia and his family on their veranda in San Pedro giving out “assistance” to residents using a string to lower the assistance to the crowd. The video and pictures have sparked outrage as they show the blatant disregard for measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But tonight, Commissioner Chester Williams says there is an explanation for what transpired and so there is no charge for the Minister.

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“The truth is when I saw those photographs, knowing that San Pedro is the epicenter for the virus in Belize, I got on the phone immediately with Mr. Noble and he said Commissioner, I received the information earlier and addressed the issue earlier and the crowd has been dispersed. They looked into the matter to see what caused the crowd to be there because people need to understand that gatherings at this time are not advisable and prohibited by law. The police can’t be everywhere all the time and so we expect that members of the public will act responsibly and I had asked Mr. Noble to investigate to see what had caused the situation and he had said to me that the area representative had invited ten persons at intervals to come and get the supplies he wanted to give them but it seems like the ten that he told to come at the particular time told another ten and that amount told another ten and instead of ten people showed up a whole crowd showed up. He also said to me that it was the area rep who called him when he saw the crowd and asked him to send police to disperse the crowd. So, in that instance there is nothing I can do to the area representative so it is not like he invited the crowd there in large numbers and he did what he could done to ensure that the matter was addressed quickly b the police.”

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