PRESS RELEASE | "BPP REACTION TO THE MURDER OF PASTOR LLEWELLYN LUCAS"
Belmopan | July 18th, 2016
"BPP REACTION TO THE MURDER OF PASTOR LLEWELLYN LUCAS"
The recent, gruesome murder of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas (Pastor Lew), is undoubtedly a tragedy, for it marks a shift for the worse in the annals of Belizean society.
Your Belize Progressive Party - BPP extends heartfelt condolences to the Lucas family on their loss. We also take this opportunity to highlight that the unfathomable killing of such an innocuous, God-fearing individual is an abominable crime, which is indicative of the unquestioned decline in our society’s morals.
We commend the officers of the Police Department who, through their attentiveness, were able to apprehend the person who is believed to have been complicit in this heinous crime.
Albeit the investigation has only just begun and we are hopeful that both fair and thorough due diligence is conducted by the Belize Police Department, being “Agents of Change”, the BPP must highlight that the murder of Pastor Lew came about, in part, due to the existing atmosphere of: lawlessness, the lack of citizen security and minimal concern for sustainable human development, the essence of moral decay and the overall aura of greed which undergirds those and many other societal ills.
Belize is at a crossroads, where the Rule of Law has been neglected for far too long and it is time for each person to be held accountable for his/her actions. It is in this spirit that we pray for not only the family of Pastor Lew, but also the broader Belizean family, so that this tragedy can in some fashion mark a turning point in our society toward, ensuring greater answerability, across the board, thus resulting in a safer nation.
May Pastor Lew, Rest In Peace
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