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Sedi Elrington: Go to the ICJ or you must be ‘crazy’

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Posted: Friday, July 6, 2018. 10:24 am CST.

Posted: Friday, July 6, 2018. 10:19 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:  Next April, Belizeans will go to the polls to vote if they want to have the International Court of Justice (ICJ) make a ruling on Guatemala’s unfounded claim over Belizean territory.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs collected half million Belize dollars from the United States to undergo an education campaign on this upcoming referendum.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, has since made it clear to the public that he supports going to the ICJ.

However, many Belizeans fear going to the ICJ. Those Belizeans, according to Elrington must be “crazy”.

Yesterday he told 7News, “In my view, and here I am not going to be politically correct; but if you are threatened by a huge neighbor for over a hundred years and you do not think that that threat should be put behind you once and for all in a peaceful way and in the most acceptable way known to humanity, then something has got to be crazy with you.”

He added, “If you do not understand the importance of a yes vote in this kind of circumstance especially given the fact that this is an existential issue, this is not a game that we are playing. This is not an issue where we have a second or third chance; this is one chance.”

He further lamented that it took almost a hundred years to reach to this point with Guatemala.

He asked, “Are we going to blow it and is there anybody who is offering any rational, valid reason why we should want to blow it? You gotta be crazy. That’s how I see it.”

 

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