Posted: Saturday, February 6th, 2016. 4:24 p.m. CST
By Delroy Cuthkelvin: There are some issues that require national unity and transcend partisan politics. It’s long been agreed that the Belize-Guatemalan territorial dispute and efforts to resolve it, is one such issue as it threatens the very existence of our nation as we know it.
‘De-risking’ and the consequent loss of correspondent banking services, which threatens the survival of our financial sector and the state our economy, is the latest emerging issue that transcends partisan politics, and overcoming it will require the same kind of national unity. The Prime Minister appropriately characterized it as an “existential threat”, and a potentially huge national crisis.
With the general elections being behind us, and with the Government having renewed its mandate and the Opposition having reconstituted its leadership, the timing is right and fitting for the forging of such national unity.
Like a true statesman, the Prime Minister has congratulated the new Opposition leader on his re-emergence, and for John Briceno, this is an excellent opportunity to reciprocate the goodwill and demonstrate some meaningful patriotism, particularly as a successful politician whose background and forte is business.
As Luciano sings, “We’re all in this thing together.” For sure, together is also the best, if not the only way for us to get out of it. Let’s hear it for Belize!
The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Belize Media Group.
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