Belize Fisheries Department boat intercepted by Guatemalan Coast Guard

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. Chrisbert Garcia Reporting: Belize Media Group has received confirmed reports that another Guatemalan Military incursion into Belizean waters Guate coast guard and fisheriestook place this morning and turned into a confrontation between their vessel and one of our Fisheries Department vessels.

The Fisheries boat was travelling down the Sarstoon River when it was intercepted by a Guatemalan military vessel which interfered with the fisheries officers, trying to harass them as the Guatemalans have reportedly and continuously do in the Sarstoon area.

A Facebook post made by leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) and Political aspirant under the Belize Progressive Party (BPP), Mr. Wil Maheia, stated that our Government has not protested despite the fact that the Guatemalans continue to harass our people.

Maheia also expressed his pride in the Fisheries officers for standing up to the Guatemalan Military and returning home safely. When we spoke to Mr. Maheia earlier today, he told us that his outcry is not politically driven but is genuine and stems from his love for our country.

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One Response to Belize Fisheries Department boat intercepted by Guatemalan Coast Guard

  1. Delfena Reply

    October 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Again?! When will this stop?, Clearly the Guatemalans are not intimidated by us and they will continue to do until our Government put their foot down or Belizeans get tired of being harassed by them and just avoid the area. I think the Guats are hoping for the latter so they can continue encroaching into Belize, mile by mile.

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