By now Belizeans may be aware of a shooting in the United States that has been described as the worst mass shooting in US history. 50 persons are dead and 53 others injured after a terrorist with Muslim ties entered a gay night club and opened fire. Issis continues to terrify the world through acts of violence of mass proportions and today, the Government of Belize has expressed its
“…distress and sorrow over the senseless killing and injuring of innocent citizens in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. The Government extends its condolences and prayers to the families and friends of those killed and injured in this tragic incident. This horrible mass shooting in a nightclub serves as a reminder to all of the ever-present threat of terrorism and indiscriminate violence”.
GOB says it reiterates its commitment to cooperate with the international community to fight against “..this scourge to our common humanity”.