The new website dedicated to finding Justice for Jeffrey (Furgala) got me thinking. Just how many murders and suspicious deaths have there been in Belize since November 2012, and how many of them have been solved? How many other foreigners have been victims? When is the International community going to stop visiting Belize and demand accountability for their shady (at best) actions? .......I say BOYCOTT BELIZE NOW.
I wrote about Jeff when the story first broke. His brother Chris had come to wim and made a plea to JM for help. His despair was evident.....losing his brother was devastating, but being stonewalled by the Belizean authorities had added great confusion to this pain. Why would they not release footage of Jeff in jail? How could they say they confined him for his own good when unable to produce ID, and then return said ID to the family when they went to Belize? Why did everything said by the GOB only add to the questions Jeff's family had instead of providing them with answers? And where is the Government of Canada? Why have they not demanded answers from Belize, and issued a travel warning effective until satisfactory documentation is provided regarding Jeffrey's death?
Canada, the time has come to get your head out of your ass and help your citizens. The current Government is being harshly criticized for it's inability to recognize the realities of the World outside it's own borders. Does that include the complete denial of heinous acts against its Citizens by foreign Countries? Here is an opportunity to turn things around and prove you still care about Canadians, and their treatment through-out the World. Mr. Harper, Mr. Baird and Mr. Trudeau, I'm speaking directly to you.
Here are my messages and list of tweet recipients. If you know of others that should be contacted, please share. You can help by tweeting them all too. Furgala Twitter @justice4jeffrey
1. BOYCOTT Belize until the truth is told about Jeff Furgala's murder. http://www.justiceforjeffrey.com/
2. please read this before you advocate travel to Belize http://whereismcafeeandwhoisweb.blogspot.com/2013/03/killing-in-name-of.html#more … …
@TheCIC @HonJohnBaird @TravelGoC @DFAIT_MAECI @ForeignAffairs @JustinTrudeau
@CBCNews @MargaretAtwood @TravelGov @pmharper @McGillU @EmbassyNews
@cntraveller @FareedZakaria @OxfamAmerica @22_Minutes @CityNews @CBCAlerts
@nationalpost @davidfrum @YourAnonNews @RadicalMedia_ @CTVNews
@BiellaColeman @CBCCalgary @globeandmail @TorontoStar @Gadling
@HuffPostCanada @metromorning @ctvwinnipeg @nenshi
It's obvious there are a litany of questions surrounding Jeff, and hopefully we can rally together and help the Justice for Jeffrey website find answers for his family. We did an incredible job for John regarding his wrongfully detained friends.....the total inundation of emails and tweets to the GOB and others most assuredly precipitated their release. Now it's Jeff's family who needs our strength and support to get the truth about their loved one.......are you in?
And for Jeff's family; our thoughts and prayers are with you, as is our offer of assistance. Please review the Belize page, where you will find almost 100 stories (since November 2012) of crime and corruption ravaging the country. Feel free to contact me at any time via the comments (privately), or @WEB on Twitter if there is anything I can help you with.
**update** I found this site, Belize.com (link in Belize section) which is not government run, and speaks more truth than we would ever get from Barrow and company. Pay special note to the 'Travel Advisory and Personal Safety' section of this article. Luckily for us, the author of this site has included stories that have been written favorably for travel to Belize, which we can turn into a recipient list for tweets/comments about the truth. The Government would like you to believe that tourism is up, crime is down, and all is well. We know better........unless a Groupon Deal indicates business is booming, LOL. Letting these different publications know the error in their reporting is imperative to the safety of others.
Saddened and surprised, this is the only reply I got to more than 75 tweets. Shame on you Canada.
REPLIES TO TWEETS