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As the World Sleeps Belize keeps getting destroyed, terrorized and invaded

As the world sleeps, Belize is being systematically destroyed and invaded both from within and without. For decades Guatemala has remained head strong claiming that it owns Belize despite the world noting that Belize is an independent nation and it’s people have full rights to independence. At the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Community (ACP-EU) meeting in Abuja Nigeria on March 2000 the following was noted: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 35/20 of 11 November 1980, which reaffirmed the inalienable right of the people of Belize to self-determination, independence and territorial integrity and called on all […]

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18 Solid Reasons why Belize should not go to the ICJ 5

By: Joaquin Magaña Sr. The ICJ does NOT guarantee that Belize will remain with all its territory intact as it is since Belize became a crown colony in 1862 and after it became Independent in 1981. Going to ICJ is like buying lottery (Boledo). We may win but we may LOSE. We have proof of many court cases where injustice prevails; the innocent are found guilty and the guilty walk away free. We stand a good chance of winning, however, IF WE LOSE, WE WILL LOSE OUR LAND. Our country is too much to lose. We simply cannot, and will […]


A Message to Belizeans

For quite some time now, some of us have stated emphatically that going to the ICJ is not a viable option through which Belize should seek an end to Guatemala’s unfounded claim to our sovereign territory. During this period, we have been maligned by those who opt to tow the line and adhere to the status quo. That has not deterred us, for we know that our position is based on the truth and reality. Recently, a certain gentleman gave an interview in which I believe he actually highlighted a critical element on which many who oppose going to the […]


Don't let Guatemala duck agreement

Published: Friday | April 12, 2013 on The Gleamer It is urgent that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) engage the global community for help in sending a clear message to Guatemala that there will be no reward for bad behaviour, including, as seems to be the intent of the Central American country, squirming out of solemn undertakings. Jamaica, in its own right as a respected and influential voice on hemispheric matters, and as the CARICOM country with responsibility for the Community’s external relations, must lead this initiative. The matter to which we refer is the agreement between Belize and Guatemala to […]


Mr. Courtney on the ineptitude of Belize Minister of Foreign affairs

Who in their right mind would tell their enemy where their weak spot is? Related articles Belize Needs to Be Saved From Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington (fiwebelize.com) Carolyn Trench-sandiford on Belize – Guatemala – ICJ (fiwebelize.com) Belizeans and the ICJ Concern (fiwebelize.com) The Guatemalan Claim is being legitimized with the help of Belize by: Aria Lightfoot (twocanview.com)


BELIZE NEEDS TO BE SAVED FROM WILFRED “SEDI” ELRINGTON 1

by Eamon H. Courtenay Dear Editor, On the Channel 5 newscast for February 11, 2012, Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Attorney General, gave an interview in which he once again acted completely contrary to the national interests of Belize. Mr. Elrington said: “But because the land border is already defined and the southern border is already defined, I am confident that nothing untoward can happen with respect to those two. The only place I think there is room for some surprise would have to be in the sea area or perhaps in the insular area, because those […]


Carolyn Trench Sandiford on Belize – Guatemala – ICJ 1

3 Reasons Why I will vote NO TO THE ICJ… Belize is a sovereign and independent nation and country with its boundaries defined by possession and its constitution. For generations, Guatemala has inculcated in the psychic of its people and by action that by right Belize is a part of Guatemala. The recent fiasco at the OAS meeting in Washington with Guatemala blatantly displaying a map of Guatemala including Belize is a testament to this. TIME AND CONSEQUENCE HAVE NOT CHANGED THIS. Neither will any decision of the ICJ change this unless such decision gives Guatemala what they perceive is […]


Hon. Julius Espat on Belize – Guatemala – ICJ 7

I have looked at the two sides of the issue when it pertains to Belize and the ICJ, and I am convinced that the risk of loosing any part of our territory is too much to take. We have already gone through the difficult process of obtaining our Independence with our territory defined. This was unanimously agreed to by the vast majority of nations of the world. We cannot ignore this great achievement by our forefathers. Let the United Nations seek an opinion from the ICJ on our behalf, but not a judgement. – Julius Espat A strong stand on […]


Guatemala's Tactics to confuse Belizeans 1

Reading the Prensa Libre, I came across this article, it seems to me it’s more about confusing people than anything else.  It’s a lengthy article but worth the time so you can understand what it is we are getting into. The Spanish Version Preocupa a Guatemala traba a referendo con Belice Autoridades guatemaltecas expresaron su preocupación debido a que Belice modificó su legislación sobre referendos  y puso un mínimo de 60 por ciento de votantes registrados para que la consulta popular de octubre próximo sea válida. CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA – El Gobierno y la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA)  […]


THE ICJ AND GUATEMALA'S CLAIM TO BELIZE: A CASE OF SELF INTEREST OVER SOVEREIGNTY? 6

The government of Belize (GOB) recently announced the date on which it shall commence, in earnest, its highly questionable “(Mis)Education Campaign” for the impending simultaneous referenda to be held on 6th October 2013, concerning whether the matter of Guatemala’s unfounded claim to Belize’s sovereign territory should be submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a presumed “final determination”.   My position is clear: “No to the ICJ”. Yet I am compelled to highlight a matter which I find increasingly more unnerving. Due to the GOB’s apparent impotence in dealing with their Guatemalan counterparts on this issue, along with […]