"How you can end the the Guatemalan Claim" - that's the name of a new book launched by Assad Shoman
and published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The original idea was that the book by Belize's
pre-eminent living historian would be used as an awareness tool, to get the public to support the referendum.
But, as Shoman
himself says, there's not going to be a referendum this year, or next.
Still, they launched the book today in the hope that it can help to build critical mass and support for the referendum going forward:..
"I can tell you that those resolutions do not in any way guarantee our borders.
When we caught up with the leader of the opposition earlier today we also asked him about the claim made by former Foreign Minister, Assad Shoman, that despite the P.U.P.'s [...]
On the heels of the Forum on Belize Guatemala, Ambassador Assad Shoman
has released a book entitled "How You Can End the Guatemalan Claim" and as he
mentioned in last night's forum, the book speaks of the solution being going to the International Court of Justice.
explained that the book was written at the time when the Belize Guatemala referendum was at the forefront and it served as an encouragement for Belizeans
to know why it was important to have a referendum and to go to the ICJ.
"I think that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs feels that, in the first instance, they feel that it is possible that the referendum may be held next year but I don't think so.
gave a lecture today about the Belize
and Guatemala relations at the University of Belize
"Historian Assad Shoman (Author of 13 - A History of Belize in Thirteen Chapters) gave a brief lecture on the Belize - Guatemala Relations this morning at the UB Auditorium.
speaks to UB students on Belize/Guatemala Dispute