Belize is oft described as a tropical paradise. First inhabited by the Mayas. And then invaded by European settlers and pirates, the idyllic Caribbean destination in Central America attracts immigrants and expats looking for adventure, sunny clime and opportunity. Add to the mix the rich and famous and it can be a potent brew. Such may be the case of a stunning Canuck, Jasmine Hartin, wife of Andrew Ashcroft scion of British peer and billionaire Lord Michael Anthony Ashcroft. And marketing director of the alluring Marriott Autograph Collection resort on Ambergris Caye. The Jasmine Hartin saga involving Belizean Superintendent of Police Henry Jemmot gripped Belize and the world in the summer of 2021. The international media descended on the country to cover the case. Belize News coverage at Belizean.com Three things to know about this case:
Jasmine Hartin, 32, is a Canadian socialite and mother of two, who lives in Belize with her partner Andrew Ashcroft. This makes her the daughter-in-law of British billionaire Lord Ashcroft, a former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Hartin has been the Director of Lifestyle and Experience at Alaia Belize Autograph Hotel Collection in San Pedro since 2016.
On May 28, Hartin was questioned by police in connection with the passing of Senior Superintendent Henry Jemmott. His body was found floating nearby in the sea. The incident occurred on a pier in the resort town of San Pedro while they were socialising during the island’s curfew hours.