And turning now to national news…Prime Minister John Briceno finished a 36 hour working trip to Guatemala City on Thursday.

He made history in with the visit where he was welcomed by President Alejandro Giamattei.

Today in Belmopan, he told Cherisse Halsall that beyond the territorial dispute, there are many opportunities to explore between our neighbouring countries:

Hon. John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize
"It was indeed as you pointed out "historic." it's for the very first time that Guatemala President has invited a prime minister from Belize to go on a state working visit and so I immediately took advantage of that opportunity and it allows us to be able to get to know one another on a personal level and President Giamattei is a really nice person, I really enjoyed working with him and he was sincere when he said that he wants to go down in history as the president that reached out to Belize and his point is that now the difference we have over the borders are now at the ICJ. It is out of the political fray and so that's for them to decide, but whilst they are working on that let us work on issues that can strengthen the relationship between us in Belize and Guatemala and there are so many opportunities - the issue of trade, I have always said that Guatemala is a population of about 18 million people, they need to eat and we can produce a lot of the grains, the pork, beef, eggs - that we can sell with them."

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