There has been a fresh call for the removal of the minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington. This time the call comes from the Toledo-based People’s National Movement. In a statement issued today, the PNP says that Foreign Minister Elrington has on multiple occasions, quote, “demonstrated that he is unable to properly articulate and represent the sovereignty of our country,” end of quote. PNP Leader Wil Maheia told love news this evening that he and his party are of the belief that Elrington is incapable of handling weighty matters of diplomacy.
People's National Party
"We just felt that the Prime Minister is not truly representing the country. We feel like he is dealing with the Guatemalans very soft and when you are in a diplomatic position like his that you have to bargain hard or it seems that this time has the Guatemalans telling him what to do and we don't think that somebody in his capacity should allow that to happen. We absolutely have no confidence in our Foreign Minister. We have suggested in our press release that the former Ombudsman, Ms. Cynthia Pitts, we think that she would be an excellent candidate. The Prime Minister has demonstrated that he has made great choices in women: the Honorable Lisel Alamilla, the Honorable Joy Grant - those are great choices and we believe that Cynthia Pitts would be another great choice."
Love News pointed out to Maheia that Elrington is a senior member of Cabinet and as such a call for his removal is not something that should be taken lightly. Maheia says the time for action is now.
People's National Party
"We hope that they don't take it lightly because this country has to demonstrate that it is very capable of handling its business and at this time we feel that the country is failing in the international community. When we had two farmers from San Jose that were shot by Guatemalan, our foreign minister didn't run to the ambassadors of other countries like the present Foreign Minister of Guatemala; those people were demonstrating that they care for their people, we have to demonstrate the same and even more so. We hope that this call does get some attention and we hope that he does take attention. I think not only the PNP but the people in general are very dissatisfied with the performance of the Foreign Minister."
The PNP release concludes that Belize’s Foreign Minister responds from a position of subservience and reacts nervously to maneuverings of a country that has no moral grounds to its unfounded claim on our country.<< Read other news