Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington was briefed about the incident in the Ceibo Chico Area on Saturday and during an interview with our colleagues at 7 news, he assured Belizeans that the International Community will learn about Belize’s version of the events, Minister Elrington also took the opportunity to again ask the local media to refrain from sensationalizing the story.

Screen_Shot_2016-05-16_at_8.33.35_PMHonorable Wilfred Elrington – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“My experience is it doesn’t matter what you say to the Press, they tend to make it as negative as possible, can’t figure it out, I find the same criticism is made in the United States Press people seems to disregard the need for truth and honesty and they going to sensationalism so I never know but I am told that a Press Release is being sent out.”


“Aren’t you afraid about the Guatemalans would see it as some kind of escalation, we know that there have been perverse interpretations given to many events?”

Honorable Wilfred Elrington – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“I am more concern really about the position of the Belizeans because when the local Press is finish with it every Belizean is frightened, the way the Press portrays this incident it is as it is the end of the world and I am not just saying this now I’ve been adverting to it for some time, an incident occurred I really think that Guat could simply do is to reproduce a Press Release but that will not suffice the media, they will sensationalize it and by the time they finish with it everybody is scared, it doesn’t help us.”

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