A wonderful day of celebration was interrupted by the actions of one individual. We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred at Belize Day 2016 and are very concerned that two individuals that were injured.

Chicago Belize Day 2016 Interrupted

OFFICIAL STATEMENT
Phyllis Hughes
President
Belize Educational Fund and Day in the Park Committee

A wonderful day of celebration was interrupted by the actions of one individual. We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred at Belize Day 2016 and are very concerned that two individuals that were injured. We apologize to our vendors, artists and participants for the inconvenience caused by this matter.

The safety and well-being of all who were present at Belize Day is our primary concern. The committee has worked closely with Hawthorne Race Course to provide adequate security for all those present at Belize Day. Despite our efforts, the safety and well-being of all those present at Belize Day 2016 was jeopardized. The individual responsible for the incident was apprehended at Belize Day and is in police custody.

However, this incident has put the future of Belize Day in jeopardy since this matter affects situations beyond the control of the Belize Educational Fund and Day in the Park Committee. The committee is evaluating the situation and will make a decision regarding the future of Belize Day after giving it careful consideration.

Thank you for your continued support and may God continue to bless our people.

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