Schakron admits giving up US Citizenship
Nomination Day for General Elections is on February seventeenth. And the only candidate that may have a glitch on that day is the P.U.P.’s Yolanda Schakron. Schakron’s Guatemalan birth is not the issue; it’s the fact that she is a sworn citizen of the United States. Schakron made her “as Belizean as Rice and Beans” statement earlier in the week and she is committing to it. The Lake Independence candidate was seen on Tuesday for at least two hours inside the fortified gates of the United States Embassy in Belmopan. She admitted today that she is in the process of renouncing her American citizenship. According to Schakron, she is the victim of theft as her official passport, its pages having been shown elsewhere in the media, was reportedly stolen. Despite the absence of the passport Schakron says that the renunciation of her U.S. citizenship should be completed in time for the March seventh General Elections.
Yolanda Schakron, P.U.P. Standard Bearer, Lake I
“My passport was stolen from my home. I have reported that to the US Embassy. I will be reporting that to the police here in Belize City. I have started the process of renunciation of my US citizenship. I visited the embassy yesterday. I’ll be going back again. I am well on my way to doing that. I am ready to serve the people of this country; the people of Lake I. unlike the U.D.P. who many of them have dual citizenship, I have nothing to hide, I have no problem in giving it up because I am a Belizean and this is my country and I have seen the suffering and the pain of the people of Lake I and I am determined to fight for them and to make their lives better.”
“Miss Schakron, the process of renunciation is not an overnight one; it is something that carried on over a period of time before it’s completed. Has the US embassy offered an expedition process to you… happen in terms of timeliness leading up to March seventh?”
“Oh yeah, it will be completed before March seventh—I can tell you that. I already did step one. I will be doing the other step. Once you do the step two—that is the oath of renunciation—it already shows that you have renounced your US passport.”