BELIZE CITY, Mon. Nov. 11, 2019– On Sunday, May 8, 2019, there was a horrific explosion onboard a water taxi that was starting its engines to head out to San Pedro and Caye Caulker. The blast claimed the lives of Kimberly, 8, and Jamiri Guy, 10, two young sisters who were on the boat along with their mother and stepfather.
The explosion also injured a number of other passengers, some of whom were tourists.
At the time of the incident, the Belize Port Authority announced that it was conducting an investigation into the cause of the explosion. That investigation reportedly has now been completed, and the Port Authority is expected to soon make its findings public.
On Friday, Ports Commissioner Merlene Bailey-Martinez confirmed that her department will lay charges in connection with the accident.
At this time we are unable to say who will be charged, or with what they will be charged.
Feature photo: Merlene Bailey-Martinez Ports Commissioner