Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017. 5:51 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Last Friday, Foreign Minister, Wilfred Elrington told the nation that our maritime borders were never agreed upon and that we were all squatting on land for which we did not have the title.
As a result, the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) issued a press release calling for his removal.
According to the PUP, it is “unbelievable that the man who heads negotiations with Guatemala is seemingly unaware that our nation’s maritime borders are established.”
The PUP continued, “not only does Belize have definite maritime borders as described in the Constitution of Belize and the Maritime Areas Act, but further, that those borders are recognized and respected by all nations, and even by Guatemala which refuses to relinquish its claim to Belize.”
“To describe Belizeans as squatters is not only despicable, but dangerous,” the PUP said in the release.
The PUP ended their press release by saying, “We demand that the Prime Minister remove or reprimand the Foreign Minister who continues to mismanage the situation with Guatemala.”
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