Mark Tench and Vernon Leslie to Appear Before Senate Select Committee
The Senate Special Select Committee will be meeting in public on Wednesday, March first, with two witnesses scheduled to testify. News Five has learned that those witnesses will be Immigration Officers Mark Tench and Vernon Leslie. Leslie has been identified as the whistleblower in the case of the eight missing visa foils from the Western Border office that were sold to former Belize City deputy Mayor Eric Chang and financial controller Patrick Tillett. Tench, on the other hand, was said to have been involved in their removal and was disciplined by the Public Service Commission. The Committee has also summoned Chang and Tillett, but there has been no indication of their response. The hearings commence at nine-thirty in the morning and we will have all the details in Wednesday night’s newscast.