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Jul 12, 2016

C.E.O. Lovell Says B.D.F. Did Not Interfere With Guat Civilians

George Lovell

The appearance of the militant civilians in the Sarstoon was also raised with C.E.O. in the Ministry of National Security Retired Colonel George Lovell. He explained that the B.D.F. stationed at the base were unable to determine the identity of the civilian vessel or the intentions of those aboard.

 

Reporter

“Do you know of a, there’s a video on Facebook circulating of Guatemalans who’ve gone to the Sarstoon to do their own patrols, something similar to the Territorial Volunteers?”

 

Ret. Col. George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security

“I was made to understand that on Saturday there was such a patrol that went out there.  I was in dialogue with the commander of the Belize Defense Force this morning and he reported that on Saturday around four p.m. or so, there was in fact a vessel out there and it was raining very hard and it was difficult for them to really identify if it was just normal Guatemalans who were out there on a day-to-day basis versus these ones who went out there, in my understanding, to show their sovereignty of the area.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, did the B.D.F. in any way try to stop them or question them as is the norm or has been the norm in the past where Guatemalans do that to Belizeans?”

 

Ret. Col. George Lovell

“The troops, from my understanding, did not do anything of the sort.  They observed and the report that I received this morning is that it was difficult for them at the time to say if it was in fact just the routine sort of activities in the area versus this specific incident that you refer to.”

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1 Response for “C.E.O. Lovell Says B.D.F. Did Not Interfere With Guat Civilians”

  1. Clue says:

    Bunch of cowards. You all knew hey were Guatemalans. Why don’t you and the UDP government tell Belize the truth? You all have already conceded part of that territory to Guatemala.

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