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Belize Peace Movement questions purpose of joint declaration

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019. 1:21 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The Belize Peace Movement (BPM) today issued a release questioning the purpose of the joint declaration signed yesterday by five former Foreign Affairs Ministers of Belize.

The movement says that the event is a ‘poppy-show’ with a desperate attempt to
influence Belizeans to vote yes to the ICJ.

“With only 92 days left to referendum date on 10th April, and with more Belizeans joining the No vote, Wednesday’s soap opera is the latest in the recent string of desperate attempts by the government after ten years of failure to conduct a proper and impartial public education efforts on the Guatemalan issue,” the group said.

The BPM recalls that the heads of the BDF, Police and Coast Guard were paraded to all media outlets singing the government’s propaganda.

The BPM says that yesterday’s ex-Foreign Minister’s snake-oil show in Belize City merely served to expose those personalities who were part of the disdainful, deceptive and in some cases, collusion, with foreign interests behind the backs of Belizeans, as they signed all sorts of agreements which have come back to haunt the people and nation of Belize.

According to the BPM, the 5 former ministers that signed the declaration were the same ones that colluded in removing reference to the Western borders and replacing it with the adjacency zone.

The group also notes that the Maritime Areas Act gave away miles of Belizean seas and since May 2015 Guatemalan armed force have invaded and occupied Belize’s portion of the Sarstoon River.

“How dare these five quislings show their faces after years of arrogance and disrespect to Belizeans whom they have deliberately misinformed, disinformed and kept in the dark regarding the Guatemalan claim to Belize,” the BPM asked.

The Belize Peace Movement will host a press conference next week.

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