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Aug 19, 2014

Immigration Minister returns from Taiwan; still no Won Hong Kim passport

The best case scenario for the claimants would result in the summoning of Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, along with his file containing all evidence gathered from the alleged investigation of Elvin Penner. The evidence would include all statements from witnesses, as well as files from the Immigration and Nationality sections. And if the claimants are having a really good day, the investigation file would include the infamous Won Hong Kim passport. It’s been almost a year since the scandal broke and that passport has been unable to find its way back home, even though Ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega, recently visited Taiwan. Musa gave us his version of the best case scenario.

 

Kareem Musa, Attorney

“As it is a Summary Jurisdiction matter it would be sent back to the Magistrate’s Court for a proper trial. As you know this trial was thrown out based on a technicality. Yes, the magistrate ruled that there was no evidence, but there was no evidence because the Commissioner of Police did not attend to deliver that evidence before the court. So we would be sending that matter back to the Magistrate’s Court for a proper hearing and a proper trial so that Elvin Penner can in fact face justice.”

 

Reporter

“Are you contemplating in the future, if this goes back to the Magistrate’s Court…would you then be looking at subpoenaing other persons? Because you mentioned for instance Ady Pacheco. I have seen the reports and they have offered a lot of information.”

 

Kareem Musa

Kareem Musa

“My understanding is that that might not be necessary. You see, once the Commissioner delivers up his file, all of the statements are there so once I have in my possession all of the statements including Ady Pacheco’s…including the Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse, because I have heard that he has given statements…so if I get that in my possession there would be no need for me to apply under Section Thirty for the Magistrate to subpoena those people. With those witness statements in my possession I would be able to summon them on my own because I know they have given statements.”

 

Reporter

“The Deputy Prime Minister was in Taiwan…would you have expected that he brought back that passport?”

 

Kareem Musa

“I don’t want to speculate, but certainly every single month we get extensions. The Foreign Minister has said that he doesn’t even think the passport is relevant so obviously they are considering other things. They have other considerations on their mind. I certainly believe that that passport is critical to this case and I am sure that Mr. Elrington is aware of that…how critical it is to this case, but again, I would not be surprised if the end of the year comes and we do not see that passport.”

 

It gets even better than that. News Five has received a Government Press release stating that Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse has just concluded a one week visit to Taiwan and is back in the country. We tried to contact him on Monday and again today to verify if he brought back that elusive passport, but he hasn’t answered out calls or texts. 

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3 Responses for “Immigration Minister returns from Taiwan; still no Won Hong Kim passport”

  1. Rod says:

    That’s this corrupt pm and gov. They think they can do as they please commit murder theft treason and a lot of other crimes and get away Scott free well people the time is here to say no more we have had enough of the corruption no more murders no more thief no more treason march people march to this pm house drag him out of his bed and lock him up along with all his murderous police and ministers. It looks like the only people in this country with balls live in succuzt village my hat is off to these people.

  2. Uncle Benji says:

    BELIZE PASSPORTS FOR SALE:

    Option 1 – Family of four, investor, spouse, two children under 18 years. Required contribution: $100,000. Children between 18 and 21 years: $25,000 per child (up to two children); additional children under the age of 18 years, $15,000 per child. Fees are paid in cash to Elvin Penner, government minister.

    Option 2 – Direct Cash Single Person Option. Required contribution $75,000. Fees are paid in cash to Godwin Hulse, government minister.

    Other government and professional fees can add another $30,000 or so. The government guarantees the return of all investment funds if an application is rejected or withdrawn, but $2,200 in processing fees is non-refundable.

  3. H@tari says:

    This entire mess is disgusting, embarrassing, and outright criminal! And GOB is not going to do a damn thing about it! Sickening!

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