PRESS RELEASE | "BPP RESPONSE TO GUATEMALAN PRESIDENT'S UN SPEECH"
Belmopan | September 23rd, 2016
"BPP RESPONSE TO GUATEMALAN PRESIDENT'S UN SPEECH"
Despite the findings of the independent forensic investigation, which exonerated the Belize Defence Force in the killing of a Guatemalan minor who was illegally in Belizean territory, during the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales proceeded to blatantly spread untruths about that issue, as well as related matters. His brash and bold mischaracterizations were testimony to the fact that, even in the midst of proof, the Guatemalans shall go to any lengths to seek to demonise Belize and Belizeans. This is par for the course concerning his nation’s traditionally aggressive stance regarding Belize and in particular, his administration has taken matters to an even more egregious level. Of note, during this past weekend’s BTV Kayak Eco Challenge in the Toledo District, members of the BPP who were on hand to support the effort were summarily accosted by armed Guatemalan Naval Personnel, as they circled the Sarstoon Island. In defiance to the Guatemalan claims to stop, they continued back toward Barranco, with two Guatemalan naval vessels in hot pursuit, which eventually tapered off as they ventured deep into Belizean territory. Given this backdrop, your Belize Progressive Party - BPP sincerely hopes that Belize’s representative to the UN meeting takes the opportunity to demonstrate some semblance of national pride and endeavours to set the record straight. Especially given the natural patriotic fervour which normally accompanies Belize’s September Celebrations, we wish that Foreign Minister Elrington would, for once, stand up for Belize. Of course our optimism is tempered by the fact that he and the Head of Government have doggedly stuck to the FAILED PUDP, “4A Policy” of: APPEASEMENT, ACQUIESCENCE, ACCOMMODATION and ADHERENCE, despite the many calls for its cessation due to the ever-mounting facts which demonstrate summary Guatemalan aggression toward Belizeans, in Belizean territory. In sum, once the FM chooses to not set the record straight, on this momentous occasion, it should prove beyond a doubt, even to those who blindly opt to toe their respective party lines, that the Barrow Administration, is truly a Fifth Columnist Element and is the most subversive entity as it relates to maintaining our national patrimony, territorial integrity and citizen security, amid the never-ending Guatemalan assault on our sovereignty. With that, the Belize Progressive Party calls on Belizeans and true friends of Belize, both at home and abroad, to take these ineffectual, elected representatives to task, by demanding their resignation.
8867 Today 8867 Tomorrow 8867 Forever Belize, Sovereign and Free - NO ICJ!
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