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EDITORIAL – August 17th. 2018

Belizeans have been giving the ICJ a bad rap because they mistakenly believe that the court took the easy way out in resolving the dispute between Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador over ownership of three islands in the Gulf of Fonseca. The ICJ ruled that Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua

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E D I T O R I A L – Aug. 10th.

Belize will have no trouble at all destroying the Guatemalan myth that she inherited and now owns the land in Belize from the Sibun River to the Sarstoon when the case comes up before the ICJ. All we have to do is show that there is a long-standing treaty defining

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EDITORIAL – August 3rd. 2018

To put it bluntly, we are disappointed in both the UDP and the PUP for not providing the leadership needed to address the Guatemalan claim to Belize with respect to the impending referendum. .  So far only the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs have declared themselves in

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EDITORIAL – JULY 27th. 2018

Belizeans who do not take the time to read may be forgiven for being fearful or deeply skeptical of the proposal to take the Belize Guatemala dispute to the International Court of Justice. It is natural for people to experience doubt and apprehension on a matter so important to the

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    RE-REGISTRATION RULES CREATE CONTROVERSY

RE-REGISTRATION RULES CREATE CONTROVERSY

THE REPORTER: News Staff, On Wednesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with representatives of Belizean Citizens Abroad (BCA) and the Belize Rural Economic Development of Agriculture (BREDDA) to discuss their concern about the Guatemalans becoming Belizeans and the issue of Belizeans in the diaspora being required to reside in Belize

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EDITORIAL – July 20th. 2018

The Guatemalan claim to lands in southern Belize is based solely on the doctrine of uti possidetis. This is a doctrine developed among the nations of the Americas which were former colonies of Spain. It says that lands in the Americas owned by Spain at the time of independence (1821)

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    Between these lines…

Between these lines…

I am again hopeful this Tuesday that when Pablo Saul Marin sits down with his colleagues in the Barrow administration’s cabinet, Patrick Faber, John Saldivar, Carla Barnett, Tracy Taegar Panton, Beverly Williams, Edmond Castro, Angel Campos, Elodio Aragon Jr., TeamFrank PapaMena, Michael Finnegan, Hon. Erwin Contreras, Anthony Martinez, Sedi Elrington,

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EDITORIAL – JULY 13th.

In 1978, three years before Independence, the Government of Belize commissioned a legal opinion from two distinguished international lawyers: E. Lauterpacht Q.C. and Dr. D.W. Bowette, Q.C. Their terms of reference: to write an opinion “dealing with the legal history and status of Belize in international law, and in particular

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