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Jan 7, 2015

Are Guatemalan Laborers Entering Belize for Work?

Why were hundreds of Guatemalan labourers at our Western Border crossing into Belize today? Well that’s the question everybody wants answered at this time. As you can see from this picture obtained by News Five, today hundreds of Guatemalan nationals were lined up to enter Belize. Reliable sources tell us that all of them came in on a one day pass, and all of them declared that they will be working in Belize, allegedly with the Santander Company which operates Green Tropics in the Cayo District. So what’s wrong with that picture? Well, it’s a rule of thumb in Belize that no jobs that can be done by Belizeans would be offered to foreigners. We’ve heard that repeatedly from no less than the Minister of Labour and Immigration Godwin Hulse. He wasn’t answering our calls today. Neither was Director of Immigration Maria Marin. We’ll keep following this story.

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10 Responses for “Are Guatemalan Laborers Entering Belize for Work?”

  1. Number 1 says:

    well….they came vote for udp….easy as that lol

  2. lowjack says:

    hey, you know what i’m a belizean and i need a job, and nobody can tell me that i don’t need a job or i can’t do that kind a job, the real affair is that guatemalan people is cheap labor, that’s why they usining this people, and that’s wrong because they want pay below yhe minimun wage and they come to do it, when belizean start to talk about the rights, they don’t like it, in belize the prices are high and in guatemala when you excange dollars for quetzal it become a little more, that’s why they are doing what they are doing

  3. John Doe says:

    Of course they are. But they are being given passports to make them Belizeans.

  4. Ali BaBarrow sez says:

    They are soon-to-be newly minted Belizean citizens.

    When Ali grants them mortgages for their homes they will proudly vote “Viva UDP”.

    Somebody has to kick out the PUP cane growers.

  5. Joe says:

    Funny thing is these labourers are on the wrong side of the border….. why??

  6. BelizeanInAsia says:

    What on earth! When will Belizeans who live in Belize take serious actions against this Government and any Government that comes into power?? This is foolishness! SO many poor Belizeans are in need of a little work and here they are, giving jobs to our bitterest opponents! Gush! I don’t curse but If I did I would. This is sick! Belizeans what will it take? Our rights are violated, people who are poor are getting violent because poverty and crime goes hand in hand.

  7. meandi says:

    I personally know two individuals who have both a Guatemalan passport with a Guatemalan birth certificate and a Belizean Passport with Belizean birth certificates. Where do I report this?

  8. Ghost says:

    I am not surprise..Check d shrimp farms in southern Belize..they did the same thing..Belizeans get fired and they brought in foreigners..

  9. Observer says:

    My question; is this part of a deal that PM did with Guatemalan president at that OAS-SICA meeting? remember all those agreements signed without public knowledge? is this a sell-out to them? or is this insurance for town board elections? either way we are getting the shaft LOL

  10. Truth Hurts says:

    There are various reasons why these is happening:

    1. Belizeans are lazy, and that is a fact. They want office work but don’t work towards it (with fourth form they want to be managers). Belizeans wont do farm work or dig drians for $30 a day. And we complain… We need to get educated on supply and demand studies. If we keep saying I have rights… well keep waiting for them.. meanwhile somebody else is doing the job. Easy as that.

    2. Santander is owned by Guatemalans.

    3. These last but critical is there are SEVERAL agreements between Santander and UDP.

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