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Jun 16, 2016

G.O.B. Investigates Incident on Sarstoon

Late this evening, the Government issued a release about this morning’s incident in the Sarstoon. It reads in part: “G.O.B. is investigating this incident in an effort to verify all its particulars including that the media vessel was in Belize’s waters. In the meantime, Guatemalan authorities have communicated that they attempted to stop the vessel to inquire as to the reason for the taking of pictures of their naval base. G.O.B. is thus seeking to confirm the details of the Channel Five’s version of events. G.O.B. makes clear its firm position that if the report is accurate, the incident would constitute a breach of the spirit of the Confidence Building Measures and must also be rejected as prejudicial to the ongoing diplomatic efforts, including next week’s meeting in Washington, to establish a bilateral Cooperation Mechanism for the Sarstoon.” Now, News Five can reiterate that as seen in the footage, at no time did the GAF ask about any picture taking. Second, we note that G.O.B. is no longer talking about untrammeled access which was supposedly informally agreed to in Istanbul, but is now referring to confidence building measures. This change in position gives credence to the Guatemalan Diplomatic Note of May twenty-eighth that there was no such informal agreement in Istanbul. In any case, we await the outcome of their investigations.

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2 Responses for “G.O.B. Investigates Incident on Sarstoon”

  1. Belizean Pride says:

    oh now bloody gob is going to accuse the media of breaching the spirit to hell gob you said we can travel freely and now taking picture of being stopp for proof of lie to us is bad? this is bullshit gob why lie to the public and say what is the real thing and stop play game in this era recording an event like this is not a threat to the other party but a proof of the event taking place. gob sucks!!!

  2. Manuel Pinto says:

    Los mecanismos de Cooperación Bilateral no tienen que se únicamente en el río Sarstún, también tienen que darse en el limite este de Belice o sea en las Islas frente a las costa de Belice que son territorio de Guatemala y el limite occidente de Belice en los Raudales de Gracias a Dios a los Raudales de Garbutt en el río Belice, en vista que el ejercito de Belice asesino a diez campesinos guatemaltecos a la izquierda de la línea imaginaria trazada de los Raudales de Gracias a Dios a los Raudales de Garbutt en el río Belice, o sea los diez campesinos fueron asesinados por ejercito de Belice en territorio de Guatemala.

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