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May 6, 2016

Party Council Meets to Discuss the Sarstoon and Related Issues

At a press conference on Thursday, the Prime Minister appealed to the People’s United Party to stand down from a visit to the Sarstoon. He asked them to return to the negotiating table in respect of discussions on the ongoing situation at that volatile zone. The P.U.P. has indicated that it will, if certain conditions are met. Earlier today, P.U.P. Leader John Briceño as well as Senator Eamon Courtenay met with government officials and were briefed on the state of affairs in respect of the Sarstoon. But that aside, there is the issue of the expedition to the Sarstoon which the P.U.P. approved by resolution before the request by the P.M.  Both issues have to go for the consideration of and approval by the National Party Council which meets this Saturday. Tonight, it is fair to say that in the national interest, the P.U.P. will return to the negotiations, but the expedition is another matter. And while it may be premature to speculate, indications are that the Party Council will not be inclined to call off the visit. There is another pending matter in that the P.U.P. had also announced it would be challenging the legality of the controversial Sarstoon Law, and indications are that it may still happen. There will certainly be some clarity coming out of the meeting this Saturday, and we will have more information in Monday’s newscast.

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1 Response for “Party Council Meets to Discuss the Sarstoon and Related Issues”

  1. carlos says:

    The PUP should be more serious with the performance from Government. If one day the government is found to have done things against the will of the people, the PUP will also be blamed. Tell Mr Barrow that another time they leave out the opposition from any, any future discussion you will pull out. Then you must rally with the people for support. The people is watching the performance of this government on how they handle this Guatemalan problem and presently they are not doing good.

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