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Apr 8, 2016

PUP Leader Meets with PM Barrow on Sarstoon Issue

The Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño met with Prime Minister Dean Barrow at the P.M.’s office on Coney Drive in Belize City this morning in light of the troubling pattern of the Guatemalan Armed Forces operating in the Sarstoon. As recent as Tuesday, GAF attempted to block SATIIM from travelling upstream. The GAF accused the N.G.O. of breaching a purported protocol to access the river. Briceño believes that the aggressive position now being adopted by GAF is an issue that requires bipartisan approach and attention. 


John Briceño, Leader, People’s United Party

John Briceno

“We felt that it was important for us to meet to have a better analysis or understanding of what really is taking place. We in the P.U.P. have said that when it comes to the unfounded claim that Guatemala has over Belize, that it is something of national importance and that it is something that all of us suppose to be working together to find a solution that is going to protect and preserve every single square centimeter of our territory, be it water or land. We met to discuss the issue of the Sarstoon. As we speak sometime today there is going to be a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala and the two general from both military. The military from Belize and the military from Guatemala…our party is also a member of that team and we are going to be presenting a set of protocols as to how we are going to be dealing with the Sarstoon, just as how we have had protocols on how we deal with the adjacency zone on the western part of our boarder. We have always promised that we want to work together; the Prime Minister has assured us that they will continue to share all information with the opposition and for us to have all the necessary information to keep in step with what government is doing.”

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1 Response for “PUP Leader Meets with PM Barrow on Sarstoon Issue”

  1. Marie says:

    Yeah, this is not a partisan issue, it is the Belize people issue and both parties need to be involved and INFORM the people of the results.

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