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Aug 17, 2018

To Go or Not to Go to the I.C.J.? – That’s the P.U.P. Question

The People’s United Party is yet to formalize its position on whether Belize should have Guatemala’s unfounded claim settled at the International Court of Justice.  While government has embarked upon a national education campaign ahead of a referendum in 2018, the P.U.P. is undertaking a series of internal consultations before coming forward with a definitive position on the issue.


John Briceño

John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“Well as we said, we have been doing a number of consultations.  We have had, we have met the caucuses when we had Honorable Said Musa, Senator Eamon Courtenay, I think a few others that were giving some presentations.  What we have decided, and the executive is going to meet next week, we are going to now, we have already asked Senator Courtenay and Stuart Leslie to start to prepare a presentation so that we can go now and meet as many of our people as possible to give them the facts, the pros for going and the cons.  And at the end of the day, we will come with a, I feel that we will be able to come with a consensus.  As I have said when I’ve spoken on this matter, I can’t get everyone to say yes, I can’t get everyone to say no.  We are a mass party, we have a lot of people with great ideas, intelligent people with their own positions and own intent, but at the end of the day I believe that this issue will not divide the People’s United Party.”

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