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Jul 16, 2018

G.O.B. Says Yes to I.C.J., But DPM Says Belizeans Not Crazy if They Vote No

Wilfred Elrington

Still on the issue of the referendum, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington recently told the media that Belizeans have to be crazy if they vote NO in the I.C.J. referendum, scheduled for April tenth, 2019.  Elrington immediately came under attack for the incendiary remarks. And while it is no secret that the government is pushing for a YES vote at the polls, Patrick Faber says that there is a better way to speak of the matter.

 

Patrick Faber

Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister

“The government’s position is that we ought to be gunning for a yes vote; nobody can fault the foreign Minister for wanting to go there. Now if I would have been as extreme as he was, then I would say no. But nobody can fault anybody on the government side that is the duty of the Foreign Minister in my opinion to try to say to the Belizean people this is a good idea to go for a YES vote, given that that is the government’s position, but not in terms of condemning those who believe that it is their right to go in a different direction.”

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