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Mar 18, 2016

Foreign Minister Forewarned of Heightened Tension Due to Unsolicited Sarstoon Visits

Wilfred Elrington

Elrington would go further to accuse the Belize Territorial Volunteers of putting the lives of Belize’s armed forces at needless risk. According to the minister, every action has a reaction, and any increased tension in the Sarstoon has invariably been caused by the appearance of the Belize Territorial Volunteers in the Sarstoon.

 

Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“You would notice and you would know that I was at pains prior to every incident to warn that this could happen. It is not that I did not warn. I warned, the C.E.O. warned and when he warned that was taken as license to go and condemn the government for preventing or wanting to prevent Belizeans from going in the area because we are saying to you…you can get hurt…you can be imprisoned. We are simply helping and seeking to protect Belizeans. But that is interpreted in some way like we are excoriating our own people. We are saying to them this is our territory. We have always maintained that. We have maintained that from 1939 when the claim came about and we have been dealing with it through our military – British first and now we have our military and we have professions, but it is a dangerous area. But there are those who still go, and in the process they put in harm’s way everybody – our poor B.D.F. people, our Coast Guard and other Belizeans. They all have wives, they have children, they have husbands and you put them in harm’s way. When they go we can’t bring them back. It is for that reason that we urge people not to do it.”

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2 Responses for “Foreign Minister Forewarned of Heightened Tension Due to Unsolicited Sarstoon Visits”

  1. MNHG says:

    ****UK YOU ERLINGTON !!! WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT SOON !!!
    YOU WANTED GUATEMALA TO QUIETLY SNEEK INTO SARSTOON , TAKE IT OVER, AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED, AND WE SHOULD SAY NOTHING WHEN SARSTOON IS IN GUATEMALA`S POWER !!!
    WHERE DO YOU COME FROM THAT WE CANNOT VISIT OUR BORDERS?????????
    DO YOU ERLINGTON WANT TO SEE WHAT WE MEAN?
    RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS TO DEFEND THAT BORDER AND YOU SEND YOUR BELOVED GUATEMALANS TO PROVOKE A WAR, I WILL BE THE FIRST ONE TO DIE FOR BELIZE THERE !!!!

  2. Steve says:

    I had learnt in physics that indeed every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This UDP government has defied that law of physics. With the UDP government on the Guatemalan aggression, every strong action has NOOOO reaction, or reaction in the same direction. UDP Guatemalan apologetics.

    “Poor BDF people” Sedi? That’s how you view them? So much for morale! And the BDF are poor in a sense, but blame yourself and previous governments since 1981 for it. I gladly pay taxes towards the BDF, police, hospitals, and other essential services, but it pains me that my tax contributions go towards the ministers’ extravagant lifestyle, especially with the spanking new vehicles everytime you come into government.

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