Paco Smith responds to Channel5Belize Question: Will Guatemala Change its Position on Sarstoon? Belizeans and true friends of Belize, I invite you to pick sense from the nonsense that persists via the PUDP's FAILED "4A Policy" of: APPEASEMENT, ACQUIESCENCE, ACCOMMODATION and ADHERENCE concerning the blatant aggression by Guatemala, toward our nation's territorial integrity. Let me set the scene for those who are probably living in their myopic realm of PUPD-infused delirium.
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Stock Image of Belize Defence Force Soldiers (BDF) | Not actual photo of incident | Source of photo here Belmopan | March 29th, 2016 PRESS RELEASE “BPP Condemns the Shooting of BDF Soldiers By Illegal Poachers” Your Belize Progressive Party (BPP), condemns in the strongest terms, the shooting of a Belize Defence Force (BDF) soldier, over the Easter Holiday, whilst on patrol in the area of Caracol. There is very little doubt, the perpetrator is a Guatemalan who was conducting
Belmopan | March 18th, 2016 PRESS RELEASE “BPP Response to Failed GOB/Guat Meeting at the OAS” The Belize Progressive Party is calling on all Belizeans, at home and abroad and all friends of Belize, to say enough of the empty denials, the trivializing and the inaction of Government in addressing what is, perhaps, the most serious aggression by Guatemala in recent years. This call has become necessary because we can no longer rely on the PUDP stated commitment that they are th
Belmopan | March 13th, 2016 PRESS RELEASE “BPP RESPONSE TO RECENT GAF AGGRESSION ON THE SARSTOON RIVER” The Belize Progressive Party is appalled to have learned of yet another unprovoked and openly aggressive act of Guatemala against our Belize Security Forces in the Sarstoon. In this latest incident on Saturday 12th March 2016, Guatemalan naval units once again illegally entered Belize’s sovereign territorial waters and made bold to harass Belize Defence Force units. This in
SOLUTIONS TO THE BELIZE - GUATEMALA TERRITORIAL DISPUTE Presented by: Patrick Rogers | Leader of the Belize Progressive Party The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is not Belize's only option and it should not be tabled as Belize's only option. The PUDP has done everything in their power to confuse Belizeans on the Belize - Guatemala Territorial Dispute. We will break it down in bullet points so that you can easily understand the Belize Progressive Party's proposed solutio
Chairman of the Belize Progressive Party, Paco Smith, responds to Foreign Minister of Belize stating that "Relationship with Guatemala Remains Cordial." Since the dawn of time, there have been those who stand for truth and justice. Simultaneously their proverbial "opposite number" has co-existed. Those within the latter category are the ones who purposefully manipulate the truth, and use deception to cloak their willful negligence. Hence, throughout the millennium, the fact i
Belizeans and true friends of Belize, What has transpired is untenable and inexcusable! It has occurred with the full compliance of the powers that be. In that regard I give mention to both the sitting UDP administration, as well as successive governments including the PUP, since 2008. This is my position due to the fact that, since the bi-partisan support for the signing of the once, much vaunted 'Compromis' during that year, our nation's territorial integrity has consistent
Lawrence Sylvester, Government of Belize CEO of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belize, called Wil Maheia, Belize Progressive Party Deputy Political Leader, and warned him not to go to the Sarstoon Island on a planned Belize Territorial Volunteers expedition on Feb. 27, 2016. Much to our chagrin, instead of the GOB supporting patriotic Belizeans who wish to visit this area, which is undoubtedly sovereign Belizean territory, they persist with their "4A Policy" of; "Appeasement, A
Shameful, to say the least. Yet given the track-record of the PUPD, this is not unexpected.
I understand the entire concept of "diplomacy". Yet with Guatemala's insistence of pushing its unfounded claim, in particular to the extent the new Guatemalan President has consciously endeavoured to undertake, at the very least, barring not sending a representative whatsoever (which in my opinion would have been the most patriotic thing to do), as a sign of embodying some degree of n
Much ado has been made as a result of the government of Belize’s recent signing of 13 bilateral agreements with the Republic of Guatemala, the only nation which summarily rejects Belize’s territorial integrity. This purportedly “momentous” occurrence took place during the SICA heads of state summit on 17th December 2014 on the Placencia Peninsula in Belize. In effect, the government of Belize (GOB) endeavoured to sign agreements with our aggressive neighbour to the west that