It is exactly one month since former ambassador Alexis Rosado was criminally charged with rape, sexual assault and aggravated assault. Following that charge, Rosado relinquished his diplomatic postings overseas. However, Rosado retained his position as a co-agent on Belize’s team for the ICJ case. This did not sit well with the public, but one of Rosado’s attorneys, Richard “Dickie” Bradley, argued that a person cannot be condemned solely based on allegations. Although Rosado maintains his position on the court case, his position as Ambassador to Brussels remains vacant. The Government of Belize has received a slew of criticism for its decisions on this matter, but Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Courtenay gave an update on how GOB is moving forward.
Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs: “Prime Minister is looking for a person to be appointed Ambassador to Brussels. Ambassador Rosado, at this moment, continues only on the ICJ case. I respectfully disagree. That’s my answer. I respectfully disagree with those who feel that he should be removed.”
Rosado pled not guilty and was offered bail of $5,000 plus two sureties of the same amount. He is to return to court on July 6.