PRESS RELEASE | "BPP Responds to Prime Minister's Press Conference"
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Belmopan | April 25th, 2016
“BPP Responds to Prime Minister's Press Conference”
Your Belize Progressive Party - BPP expressly rejects the highly contemptuous, albeit not unexpected narrative expressed by the Prime Minister, during today’s press conference. Instead of dealing directly with the matters afoot, the PM continued with the persistent tactic of deflecting all questions of substance, for example, the one which queried the GOB’s tardiness in broadcasting Belize’s version of the event that Guatemala’s president used as the basis for his escalating tensions. Of equal concern is the Prime Minister’s continued ambivalence as it relates to the OAS’s inequitable handling of matters concerning Belize and Guatemala. In fact, despite overwhelming evidence which supports this, he made clear his satisfaction with the actions of the OAS. This is alarming and is a tell-tail sign of a “leader” who is completely out of touch with the reality on the ground. Concerning the PM’s position on the BTV’s impending commemoration of the 157th Anniversary of the signing of the 1859 Treaty, yet again he demonstrated a myopic- singular perspective and narrative, which effectively failed to acknowledge the illegality of the Guatemalans’ aggressive and unprovoked annexation of the Sarstoon River. Fundamentally, the Prime Minister’s press conference proved indicative of that which has become synonymous with his ‘leadership’. It was a bastion of verbose half-truths and innuendos designed to obscure a disingenuous and failed “4A Policy” of: APPEASEMENT, ACQUIESCENCE, ACCOMMODATION and ADHERENCE.
We at the BPP reiterate that despite the theatrics and intended subterfuge of today’s press conference, which is par for the course, it is hoped that Belizeans and true friends of Belize now recognise the GOB’s failed diplomacy is the basis upon which our nation has become engulfed in this less-than-tenable situation, where Belize is not only perceived as, but it is in fact operating from a point of weakness. In sum, your Belize Progressive Party, in speaking truth to power and based on the fundamental premise of FULL DISCLOSURE, contends that as distressing as the truth is, it is obvious that while Belize plays checkers, the Guatemalans are certainly playing chess. This, above all, should prove troubling for all who claim to love Belize. 8867 Today 8867 Tomorrow 8867 Forever
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