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Jan 19, 2012

Immigration Department files moved in darkness

Early this morning the news spread like wildfire that the Immigration Department in Belmopan was open until late into the night on Wednesday in the mad rush of naturalization. At about this time on Friday, the registration process for new voters is scheduled to conclude. Belmopan resident, Eloy Waight, was in the area and witnessed the suspicious activity taking place. According to Waight, his attention was drawn to government vehicles parked outside and after over an hour, several persons exited the building carrying large manila envelopes. One can only speculate as to why files are being moved from the Immigration Department under the cover of darkness, but Waight caught it all on camera. He shared his photos with News Five today and explained what he saw on Wednesday night.

Eloy Waight, Belmopan Resident

Eloy Waight

“About nine p.m. last night I took a drive at the Immigration Department and I noticed that there were several government vehicles parked at the Immigration Department. And I decided to take pictures of these vehicles and they had their drivers in the vehicles. I went home and got my camera because I took the first ones with a telephone camera then I returned back and waited for them. They came out of the building at eleven-ten last night. At this time I had already informed several people in Belmopan and they came out to witness what was going on likewise. What I saw was that you had the area representative for Corozal Southwest, you had honorable Elvin Penner and you had a gentleman by the name of Mister Cruz, past Mayor of San Ignacio and Santa Elena and you had a young chap by the name of Oton Castillo Junior. They were all involved in removing several large manila envelopes from the Immigration Department and they were moving back and forth. I would suspect they took out at least anything between ninety to a hundred and twenty-five large manila envelopes. When I asked them what they were doing with them, they responded to me aggressively and they said you’re gonna get “we all know what” and they said “you’ll have your turn to do what you want after the elections. My situation is that I am a Belizean by birth, I am a proud Belizean. It took me nine months to become a Belizean at birth and now this present government is issuing nationality to foreigners overnight. People would ask the question what are they having in these manila envelopes. My response would be, what right—what legal right do these public figures have to be at the Immigration Department at eleven o’clock at night? What right, under the law, do they have to remove these files from the Immigration Department? So my only suspicion is that they are taking out nationality certificates and they will be issuing it out today in their respective areas throughout the country of Belize. I need to say that I was threatened, the cops were called for me. They couldn’t find me last night and I was called and I told I would be looked for today and I’m still waiting for them to come around.”

Waight says he decided to go public with the pictures he took because he believes that whatever happens in public offices is the business of all Belizeans. He is also asking for government to desist from issuing nationality certificates and for an investigation to be launched into the all citizenships granted in the past twenty-one days.

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23 Responses for “Immigration Department files moved in darkness”

  1. Lynn says:

    It’s exciting to see more and more Belizeans standing up for what they see is the truth.

  2. busha says:

    Why are we surprized? PUP and UDP do this, and the people complaining are the Party not in power.

    WHY ARE WE SURPRIZED. STUPID PEOPLE.

  3. Pdoffchick says:

    Buscha,

    U still don’t get it, if this is allowed to happen by any party, anything could be next. What is to stop gob officials from walking into BEL or post office and prohibit people who they suspect will not vote for them from having services. Or what is to permit them from walking into hospitals with police and expelling all those they suspect of being against them. This is very serious. Remember all these new “citizens” are now in debt to them, so the UDP now has a foreign hench mob in place if us other citizens “step out of line.” Remember that.

  4. home grown says:

    As Corruption Officers it is their duty to steal from the people.

  5. Positive says:

    I guess UDP learned from the PUP. Why cry now huh?

  6. Teacher says:

    Because UDP promised to be different! To imagine the possibilities of good governance, transparency and accountability.

  7. wangla seed says:

    @busha. the fact that both parties do it does not make it right .. it is wrong and it should be condemned.. it is an insult to true roots bzean, this prostituting of our citizenship. our national food is now tacos, a Guatemalan is running to be a member of our Parliament, What is our government’s Immigration Policy with regards to cultural and ethnic safeguards. can’t we the Creoles see that in the next 10 years we can have Grijalva and the head of the UDP and another Guatemalan as the head of the PUP and then it will be too late. wake up my black brothers and sistas, the time to protect the jewel is now!!!

  8. belizeanlovag says:

    RIGHT ON “POSITIVE”…….UDP/PUP SAME PP/SH@T…THE SYSTEM IS COMING TO AN END HARD TO ACCEPT BUT BRACE UNUSELF STOP SEEKING SECURITY IN GOVERNMENTS OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR OWN WELFARE PUT YOUR TRUST IN GOD AND START LEANING ON HIM STOP SUPPORTING THE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM…UNU STOP VOTE COMPLETELY….NOT IGNORANT AT ALL JUST REASONABLY LOGICAL.

  9. Truth says:

    UDP promised to be better. In the giving more nationalities to aliens and in doing corruption.

  10. WESTERNMERMAID says:

    BOTH PARTIES DO THE SAME THING, I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHY PUP THE BARK SO MUCH, THEY DID EXACTLY THE SAME AND THEY LOSE THEY ELECTION, SO THEY SHOULD KEEP THEIR MOUTH SHUT,
    AIII MAN THESE PARTIES ARE JUST LIKE THE ZEBRAS, EITHER THEY ARE BLACK AND WHITE OR WHITE AN BLACK, THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE.

    ELOY YOU SHOULD BE THE LAST TO TALK BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO CALLED ALIENS IN YOUR FAMILY OK,

  11. raskhan says:

    greedy thiefs! PUP and UDP ministers will all bun ina hell fu chancey the poor.. all a dis deh do fu stay ina power and steal more money.

  12. D' RAW TRUTH says:

    The thing is that we all know both parties do the same $#*% and people still vote for them !*$$ in power . . . why? Belizeans need to wake-up and really go for change and give another party (non UDP/PUP) a chance and to show them that we are no fools to be buying their craps & promises because promises are comfort to fools . . . are we? UDP or PUP promise to be different; to be transparent etc all to get IN and once in to hell with the people. Both parties do what the !**% they want and yeah belizeans just fuss & that’s all – wake up people and stop be a puppets for these Thieves @** politicians as all they do is FULL their pockets & grab as much $$$ or means etc as they can before the next election. Many Belizeans are ignorant to realize and accept and to stand up to make a positive change so the question is WILL BELIZE WILL EVER HAVE A NON UDP OR PUP PM???

  13. cali says:

    why air these stories, because we as Belizean still sit down and don’t do anything about it. We know that their is corruptions on both side, we need new people with new visions for our people . these government official on both side need to be investigate, but who will investigate them when all the people who should be leading the country is corrupt. WE as a nation see no hope for the future for Belize until we can all stand up for our rights as Belizean and put a stop this type of crap from both side of the political arena. We as Belizean is not benefiting form these political acts, only the politicians with their PERSONAL greed. Lets wake up PEOPLE OF BELIZE and stop these types of sell outs by our own politicians.

  14. Rod says:

    Again western mermaid shows her ignorance no wonder our country is the way it is people like her ignorant.Anyway if you want more corruption if you want another 160 murders for another year please vote udp vote barrow for murders hope you are not in that number.

  15. Belmopanese says:

    @westernMAD….(spelt purposely this way) …………. You can never compare yourself or the UDP to Eloy Waight! Mr Waight is standing up for Belizeans like him and me…. no even sure bout you….. Stop letting the UDP run your thoughts and grow a back bone! The UDP are doing this without any shame and trying their best to justify it when they were the same one who ran on the slogan of NO CORRUPTION AND TRANSPARENCY. I guess this is what is meant by IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES!

    Eloy… continue the good job!

  16. home grown says:

    Make it a capital crime to corrupt the elections. Hard time or death. Just like murder it kills the country and future. Put these criminals with muderers in the same cell and this will stop. Treat it like stealing a pack of gum, and you are a fool who has lost his country.

  17. eyesopen says:

    Well things happening all ovr the place. You should check certain staff at Min of Tranpsort having big eatings with the NEMO supllies which should be for emergency. Th maltreatment of staff. Everything is happening there.

  18. Rich Kid says:

    We need more people with i-phones who can load this type of crap on you tube so that way the world can know how corrupted our gov’t is or can be…nuff said.

  19. RadicalBelizean says:

    What the hell is this now? Come on first they sell the passports to every Tom, Dick and Harry from all over the world, then plane loads of foreigners from God knows where, now this? Come on Mr Barrow we need an explanation to this.

  20. home grown says:

    @radicalBelizean
    Go back to work.
    We are not allowed to know.
    It would hurt us if we know.
    They are busy important people, not like us.

  21. JJ says:

    Good Job Eloy…whatever u guys, corruption is corruption their are no two meanings to it…

  22. WESTERNMERMAID says:

    PUP AND UDP THE SAME NO DIFFRENCE, ASK ANY BELMOPANESE WHO WAS SAM WAIGHT, A THIEF LAID CORRUPTED MAN WHEN HE WAS A MINISTER, ELOY IS HIS PRODUCT, NO DIFFRENCE,

    I TELL YOU THE RAW TRUTH AND IS THE TRUTH THAT HURTS, ELOY SHOULD KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT, NOTHING HE SAY MATTERS, OK SORRY TO HURT YOUR FEELING BELMOPANESE,
    BUT PUP AND UDP DAH D SAME.
    VIP IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR NOW

  23. william Freda says:

    What a sad place Belize is in I have no problem with Immigrants but why are we pumping our country with poor illterate people. What we need are skilled and at least educated people.these people will only join the large part of the population that live in poverty and complete goverment dependency.

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