Honorable Ivan Ramos
Area Representative of Dangriga Town
On October the 6th of this year, the Governments of Belize and Guatemala have both agreed to have simultaneous Referendums in their respective countries to have their citizens vote on whether to take the Belize-Guatemala Dispute to the International Court of Justice (I.C.J.) for final resolution.
As our Area Representative, we would like to know whether you are in support of this action on the part of the current government as a member of the People’s United Party.
Based on the reports I have seen coming from the press, it appears as if both the People’s United Party and the ruling party in government, the United Democratic Party, are in support of going to the I.C.J. and have signed on to the agreement.
This issue means a lot to us as Belizeans because it involves out territory and sovereignty. In addition, Guatemala is seeking the use of our port, Commerce Bight Pier, which has been inactive for many years now and should be re-activated to provide jobs for our Dangriga people. I would appreciate if you can respond to this Email at your earliest convenient time so that I can share it with fellow Belizeans and Belizean Americans living abroad.
Wellington C. Ramos
United Garifuna Association Inc,
New York State Chapter