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But the People’s United Party is not the only one that wants the law to be revoked. Belizeans here at home and abroad have also voiced their disapproval of the SI which is being described as draconian since it impedes Belizeans from claiming their sovereignty.

Giovanny Bracket – President of COLA

“That law against the mince, if anyone had ill views of the government and how they have been handling this situation it shows clearly that this government is more concern again in yielding to Guatemala unfounded claim, that law we believe it is unconstitutional, it is a symbol of cowardice and it is a symbol of lack of faith and hope, that is what we think of that law.”

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“No magistrate will enforce that law, it is a fool, fool law in Jamaica they would say it is an idiot, an idiot; the law itself is signed in an legal error but somebody asked an important question, the Opposition must go to the Supreme Court and strike that down, just show the haste with which; you can’t reason with us, you can’t us hear what happens so and so and so, everybody here is a reasonable people but they are not happy something is happening, you were here in this river, and you see how Guatemala behave.”

Honorable Oscar Requena – Area Representative Toledo West PUP  

“We know that Guatemala has been massing their troops on the border and they have made it absolutely clear, you know in all diplomatic channels, in their media that the Sarstoon belongs to them and by government now by signing this SI, by government now saying Belizean you cannot access that area it is sending a clear message that Belize is giving in to Guatemala and we must condemn that, today the people of Barranco, the people of Brian Creek who depend upon the natural resource to make their living you know be it fishing, be it gathering food you these people are now being deprived from their livelihood I want you to also record that the village of Brian Creek for them to access their area they need to travel through the Sarstoon river so what is the government saying to these Belizeans that live out there they are now being to be held hostage within their community for a month I mean let the government answer.”

Senator Valerie Woods – Peoples United Party

“The penalty and I question even the penalty because talking to some of the folks of FCD and some penalties that has been imposed on those who have illegally encroached through Guatemala is not even two thousand some of it is less.”

Patrick Roger – Belize Progressive Party

“All is not lost Belize we are taking the lime that they are giving us and we will make lemonade because what they have effectively done is reassert sovereignty over the northern section of the Sarstoon now by passing this law to restrict us going there for thirty days and over the thirty we need to mount a constitutional challenge based on discrimination if Guatemalan fisher folks are being seeing in the northern side of the Sarstoon or worst the Guatemalan armed forces.”        

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