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Apr 7, 2016

National Security CEO Discusses Sarstoon with OAS Permanent Council

The government, particularly Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, has come under fire for a perception of timidity where negotiations with Guatemala are concerned. There has been a consistent criticism that the matter has not been treated with a sense of urgency, and has not been internationalized as a priority. That may or may not have been the situation in the past, but the Sarstoon has now certainly taken center stage. Ministry of National Security C.E.O. George Lovell spoke to the media today following a Skype meeting with the Permanent Council of the OAS’s Council for Hemispheric Security. It included representation from Latin American and Caribbean Countries, and Lovell took the opportunity to further the discussion on that now very controversial and potentially dangerous river.


Ret’d. Col. George Lovell, CEO, Ministry of National Security

Col. George Lovell (Ret'd)

“What I said is that Belize shall maintain its position and continue to act always strictly in accordance with international law and the spirit of good neighborliness. And we invite the Republic of Guatemala to similarly do so. Furthermore, the Government of Belize reiterates its invitation which we have already given to the government of the Republic of Guatemala and the OAS to join with Belize in constructive engagement for the establishing of a set of confidence-building measures that are specific to the Sarstoon in order to ensure the maintenance of peace and stability and avoid future conflict between our two countries in that area until such time that a definite settlement to our differendum is reached through whatever means. And I have to say through whatever means because I don’t know how we will reach that settlement.”

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1 Response for “National Security CEO Discusses Sarstoon with OAS Permanent Council”

  1. Marie says:

    Well said Lovell, remove Sedi from the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is just collecting tax payers money for not doing his job.

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