By Aaron Humes: Accusing the Government of Belize of pushing “an ICJ agenda” at such events as the 46th OAS General Assembly through the draft resolution of support, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) wants to know whether the groundwork has been laid for the needed referenda to secure a trip to the Hague.
President of COLA Geovannie Brackett issued a warning to Belizeans and to Government that it is not cut and dried: there has been very little in the way of education of the population on this monumental decision.
COLA’s release states that, quote, it is disrespectful for the government to pretend that the opposition to the ICJ is inconsequential. End quote.
COLA reiterates its disapproval for any amendment of the Referendum Act to allow a simple majority participating, rather than 60 percent, to pass the vote, especially not to please Guatemala.
Commenting further on the issue of activity in the Sarstoon, Brackett assailed Government for not asserting itself at the southern boundary, demanding that the BDF put themselves in position to stand for Belize.
Brackett reiterated that Belize’s and Guatemala’s people must have the final say and that there is sufficient argument against a Yes vote.
COLA says it, quote, will continue to agitate, and escalate the agitation on behalf of Belizeans until the government begins to tell the truth. The Belizean people demand the truth. End quote.