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Sep 19, 2018

Sedi Says Belizeans Don’t Know Enough

Wilfred Elrington

Minister Wilfred Elrington says that the ongoing public awareness campaign shows that Belizeans don’t know enough of the facts about Belize going to the I.C.J.  That lack of knowledge, he says, is influencing people from a yes vote.  Elrington pointed out that the reception has been positive despite the fact that there are certain groups that have been bent on voting no and using their influence to solicit a no vote.


Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“The thing that has surprised me most and continues to surprise me up to this day is the absence of knowledge on this issue on the part of most Belizeans. Belizeans high and low really don’t know the details of it. We have a tremendous work ahead to educate and inform people. My own experience is that invariably when we inform people and show them the history and tell them the circumstances, they are mollified and say yes we think we should go to the ICJ. Some said why you didn’t tell us that long ago. There are a few who seem to have resolved quite early that they will not go and seek to have advised Belizeans not to go. They don’t seem to have an alternative but they seem to get some kind of pleasure out of telling Belizeans not to go and of course they have been doing that for months and months and months. But we find that as we go along and we have not been telling anybody to vote yes. The Ministry has been simply telling everybody, telling people to be informed, all over the country. The campaign is a phase campaign so at this stage we are simply telling people to be informed, get the information, and when we give them the facts, at the end of each presentation except with a few exceptions people have said yes we think that this is the right thing to do and this is the right place to go to resolve it.”

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1 Response for “Sedi Says Belizeans Don’t Know Enough”

  1. fred says:

    Should probably start with him getting educated.

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