Suspect Charged With Jasmine Lowe’s Murder 06-20-12


Taken from Love FM’s Facebook Page:

 

 

 

Burt Vasquez Haylock will be arraigned on several other charges tomorrow following 11 separate reports made against him by young girls who allege that Vasquez had attempted to pick them up and offered them money in the Cayo District. Sr. Supt. Chester Williams says they are moving carefully as they do not want to move haphazardly as that can jeopardize the court process……Compol Henderson is hesitant to get into the details of the evidence so as not to jeopardize the investigation. Williams says he is positive that they have the person they are looking for regarding Jasmine Lowe’s murder. It is anticipated that more young girls will be coming in to make complaints against Burt Haylock…..Williams says that he is thankful to members of the community who assisted and mobilized with the Police as their cooperation has led them to where they are today with this investigation. It is to be noted that when Burt was apprehended he was in the company of a minor….

Belize City Will Have A Vigil For Jasmine Lowe


From the archives of Channel 7 News Belize

 

 

Candle-Light For Jasmine In City As Well
posted (June 8, 2012)

On Saturday night, the Cayo community will have a vigil for Jasmine Lowe Рthe 12 year old girl who was murdered earlier this week. The disturbing murder has left many Belizeans in shock, and paralyzed by fear. But it has spurred one citizen into action. Dianne Finnegan stopped by our studios today to encourage Belizeans to stand in solidarity and protest against the violence. She told us how you can do your part:Dianne Finnegan 
“When I heard the announcement about the vigil in Cayo, even though the outcry is tremendous nationwide, all of us won’t be able to go to Cayo and so what better way of expressing our solidarity than right where we are at.”

“I am asking that countrywide you go to your nearby park – you choose a place that you would like to hold this vigil. Come out with your candle and t-shirt. This is not just about Jasmine, this is about standing in solidarity and saying we’ve got to do something and I think we’ve been settling for too long.”

“If we don’t do something now I think what we are doing is actually inviting and saying it’s okay we can deal with, it’s going to last just a few days and then we go on as business as usual. No, as a mother, for me the sadness continues – the cry continues that we’ve got to stand in solidarity with parents, with mothers who are out there really feeling this hurt.”

The candlelight ceremony in the Belize district will begin at 7 tomorrow evening at the Battlefield Park to coincide with the simultaneous candlelight vigil in San Ignacio Town.

UN Guidelines On Handling Cases Involving Children


Justice for All Children

Emotions are running high as people grapple with Jasmine Lowe’s brutal murder and now they shift into high gear as it seems that justice will not be done. As a result, many citizens have decided to take matters into their own hands as they form groups, propose legislation and draw up petitions. This is bringing into question just how does one go about that as we try to respect Jasmine’s memory, her family and her community while still aggressively pursuing the perpetrator? Following is the UN Guidelines provided us by fellow blogger CayoBuay from FiWeBelize.

Thanks CayoBuay for sharing this with us:

http://fiwebelize.com/2012/06/08/un-guidelines-on-justice-in-matters-involving-child-victims-and-witnesses-of-crime/

Vigil For Jasmine Lowe On Facebook


For Jasmine Lowe and all other beautiful spirits touched by violence

There are two vigils and a memorial service being held for Jasmine Lowe:

Vigil: 06-08-12 at 6pm in front of the Police Station in San Ignacio

Memorial Service: 06-09-12 at 4pm Shining Light Baptist Church, Georgeville

Vigil: 06-09-12 at 7pm in front of the Police Station in San Ignacio

 

As an entire nation mourns the loss of this beautiful spirit, we are compelled to show our support for her family and community. Many of us are unable to attend because of living abroad or illness. It is with this in mind, that I ask all of you to join me in putting this picture of a burning candle as your profile picture.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/424983814199853/