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  • Paco Smith.

    Although the objectivity and accuracy of any sited document is subject to scrutiny, this demonstrates precisely why Belize had better not fool around with going to the ICJ.

    I am convinced that Guatemala is prepared to present an entire trove of such documents and we all know that any court of law is strewn with uncertainty.

    Belizeans, safeguard our nation by voting a resounding “NO” to the ICJ on 6th October 2013.

    Long
    live Belize in its, current, legal and geographic legitimacy.

    Belize, Sovereign and Free – NO ICJ!

  • Errol Glenn

    “In 1670, England had no colony or possession whatever in Belize; all the territory bordering on the waters of the Gulf of Honduras belonged by right of discovery and of conquest to the crown of Spain.”

    Then, the writer goes on to contradict himself:
    “In 1670, no one knew of the English settlement of Belize, nor had the English penetrated for the cutting of dyewood, which later on was the way of living of adventurers of different nationalities, although the English predominated.”

    – ”no one knew of the English settlement.” The word knew is key, because ignorance is no excuse. The contradiction is a loud acknowledgement that the settlement existed. Further, the generalization: ”no one” is as with most generalizations, false!

    Recall that Elizabeth 1 specifically and publicly authorized and encouraged her subjects to settle on any unoccupied lands!

    Godolphin 1670 clearly said all lands in America and the West Indies held by Great Britain at that time. 1638 and 1662 are NOT lies!

    I would say to that writer: “Speak for yourself!” The writer knew NOT of the settlement; but others are way more knowledgeable; including the English/Scottish logwood cutters who were physicially living and working in the settlement BEFORE the signing of The Godolphin Treaty of 1670!
    “In 1670, no one knew of the English settlement of Belize, nor had the English penetrated for the cutting of dyewood, which later on was the way of living of adventurers of different nationalities, although the English predominated.”

    – ”no one knew of the English settlement.” The word knew is key, because ignorance is no excuse. The contradiction is a loud acknowledgement that the settlement existed. Further, the generalization: ”no one” is as with most generalizations, false!

    Recall that Elizabeth 1 specifically and publicly authorized and encouraged her subjects to settle on any unoccupied lands!

    Godolphin 1670 clearly said all lands in America and the West Indies held by Great Britain at that time. 1638 and 1662 are NOT lies!

    I would say to that writer: “Speak for yourself!” The writer knew NOT of the settlement; but others are way more knowledgeable; including the English/Scottish logwood cutters who were physicially living and working in the settlement BEFORE the signing of The Godolphin Treaty of 1670!