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Sep 1, 2016

P.M. Apologizes to Belizeans Over Special Audit Reports

Dean Barrow

The Special Audit on Immigration has exposed rampant corruption within the Department of Immigration. Thirteen ministers, past and present, as well as senior officers and politically connected persons have been fingered in the investigation that covered a two year period, 2011-2013. Today, the Prime Minister in one of his lengthiest press conferences discussed one of the most incriminatory reports against his administration.  The special audit on visas, nationalities and passports was conducted by a team led by the Auditor General, Dorothy Bradley. The Prime Minister first offered an apology for the irregularities.

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“On any reckoning, That report paints a sorry picture—a picture which has legitimately very much alarmed Belizeans. This is a matter of the greatest possible regret to me and as leader of the government it is my duty to apologize to the nation for the fact that things went so wrong during the period covered by the report. The thing is we had been down this road before under the P.U.P. when for example another auditor general’s report had documented illegalities that involved expressed ministerial directives to waive requirements and which had resulted in the loss of seven point five million dollars. But that history was all the more reason why it ought not to have happened again.”

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12 Responses for “P.M. Apologizes to Belizeans Over Special Audit Reports”

  1. Joe Blank says:

    You are bullshitting us when the game is over. We are just laughing at you. We don’t want an apology. We want our money back and our “passport integrity back”. That can only come from cancelling those illegal passports, putting all of you in jail, and repatriating our money.

  2. carlos says:

    Just an apology is not enough Mr. Barrow. People who have committed the fault and those that under their watch the fault occurred should suffer the consequence.

  3. fedup says:

    What a sorry and insincere apology! He was well aware this was happening. Why must it be compared to what happened during the PUP administration? UDP has taken corruption to a whole new level in our country.

  4. Ali BaBa-row, chief thief says:

    Please accept my apologies for what the 40 thieves are going to next week and next year.

    We are thieves, we do what we do.

    Now get the F! out our way!

  5. Rod says:

    We no wa no apology you need to resign your post for even you are involved in the corruption that I have been talking about for the last 4 years out with barrow and his thieves to all you poo people out there you are the ones that this gov has stolen from you and your children will suffer the concequences of this corrupt pm and gov they have stolen money that was supposed to go to you not in their pockets . Resign barrow resign judas.

  6. Hatari says:

    Who believes that these sorry excuses for government officials are going to change anything? Beautiful Belize could be a paradise if we could just get rid of these bungling bureaucrats.

  7. Liberty & Freedom says:

    Please Barrow, stop the lies. On one hand you admit the corruption and the other you condone it. It is either corruption or it is not. How can any study that points the finger at your corrupt government ever be accepted by your puppets? Why not buy a rubber stamped with “Rejected” on it whenever any report you do not like is placed before the Belizean people. I am certain Dorothy Bradley will be quietly removed; you are the one who needs to be removed.

  8. Yabra Crowd says:

    DESPERATION FROM A DESPERATE RAT TRYING TO HOLD UNTO HIS JOB AND SAVE HIS ASS!

    DOES ANYONE BELIEVE THIS MAN, BELIEVE HIS FAKE APOLOGY AND HIS FAKE HUMILITY? EVEN AS HE IS CHOKING ON HIS SUPPOSEDLY APOLOGY, HE IS STILL SHIFTING THE BLAME UNTO OTHERS AND OTHER PARTY. HE CONTINUES TO COVER UP THE CORRUPTION OF MINISTERS. GUESS HE WILL BLAME DANNY MASON NEXT FOR HIS FAILURE AS A LEADER. INSTEAD OF DOING THE DECENT THING AND RESIGN, BARROW IS DESPERATLY SCAMPERING AROUND AS THE SHIFTY RAT HE REALLY IS.

  9. Steve says:

    What?! The PM showing humility towards the people? It’s a show. This arrogant man is already seeing the downfall of his corrupt government and is trying to save it. Once accomplished, he continues with his arrogant corrupt ways.

  10. K says:

    WE NEED NEW LEADERS!!

  11. ems says:

    We don’t really need an apology, what we need is really resignations.

  12. spike says:

    I wish Barrow would conduct an audit of the Dept. of Lands & Surveys. I’m sure there is much more corruption there than in the Immigration Dept. When the culprits are revealed they should be jailed.

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