Belize opposition embraces ICJ referendum over Guatemala claim

Chairman of the People’s United Party, Henry Charles Usher

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor

BELIZE CITY, Belize — Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) officials met last week in Belize City to discuss several national issues, including the national referendum slated for April 10, 2019, on whether or not Belize should participate in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) dispute resolution over Guatemala’s territorial claim to Belize.

The PUP said it will step in to coordinate the national education process “since the government is not fulfilling their responsibility for a national education campaign”.

The embrace of the referendum is a sharp about face for the PUP, as it has up to now been vehemently opposed to the…

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