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Jan 19, 2012

Borrowing addresses in Orange Walk to vote!

Election officials are maintaining that there is nothing amiss in the hand over fist registration and mass naturalization of hundreds of persons to get them on the voters list for the upcoming municipal and general elections. Director of Immigration, Ruth Meighan, insists that it is all above board, but tonight News Five has obtained a recording of political operatives in the campaign team of U.D.P. candidate for Orange Walk Central, Denny Grijalva. The two campaigners persuade a would-be voter to register.  They make clear and unequivocal reference to Grijalva and coax the Belize City resident to register in Orange Walk. The man is clearly nervous and the campaign workers attempt to allay his fears and one eventually admits to the irregularity. Here is that recording in Spanish with English sub-titles.

Voice 1

“I would like to know if those of us here would have any problems because of what has been said in the media?”

Voice 2

“Those all things be done by the opposition, they are all lies that they are saying.”

Voice 1

“No No.”

Voice 2

“They are things that they are doing to hurt our party.”

Voice 2

“Okay, don’t be afraid.”

Voice 1

“No because they told a lady that they would take away her nationality and we can go to the courts. Because they would ask the neighbors if she lives around there.”

Voice 2

“You don’t have to worry about it; we will take care of everything.  They can’t take away your nationality once you have it.”

Voice 1

“Will you …..”

Voice 2

“I understand, but as I said they are all rumors.  They are only rumors.”

Voice 1

“The address you all change it or not?”

Voice 2

“Right now that I take your information … I take your information we will call you to come when it is time to vote.”

Voice 1

“Ok.”

Voice 2

“Don’t worry; we will give you all the information that you need.  You don’t have to be nervous or afraid.”

Voice 1

“And the day that we have to come and vote, will you…”

Voice 2

“We will call you to come.”

Voice 1

“And so we have to come from there……?”

Voice 2

“It will be the seventh of March.”

Voice 1

“Seventh of March?”

Voice 1

“I am in my car?”

Voice 3

“Right now they will take you in the car and will tell them where you live. They will ask you about your neighbors, you just have to tell them that your neighbors are not of many words. They will ask the colour of the house and the street, we will take you right now so that you know it.”

Voice 1

“Even though I don’t know the neighbors….”

Voice 3

“Only say that they are of few words or to say that they don’t like to speak much.”

Voice 1

“Okay, and if they ask me the names?”

Voice 3

“No they will not ask for names or anything, just say you don’t know them.”

Voice 1

“Okay.”

Voice 3

“Right now they will take you to where they will officially process you.”

Voice 1

“So that is all, I just leave this there.”

Voice 3

“Don’t be nervous, act normal, there will be no problem.”

Voice 1

“Are you sure there will be no problems.”

Voice 3

“This is not the first one we are doing.”

Voice 1

“Oh… the address that you are giving me  is from here in Orange Walk right?”

Voice 3

“Mnnjum.”

Voice 1

“Ok. I don’t want any trouble like what I said before.”

Voice 3

“You won’t have any problem; many people are scared because of what they hear from the other politicians.”

Voice 3

“They are poisoning people’s minds saying that they are going to take away their nationality after the elections. They are all lies, once you have the papers in your hands, no one can take them away from you, they are your. It is obvious professor, it is all political. Don’t worry they can’t take it away it is a legal process.”

Voice 4

“But a lady told us that she was taken to court because she was registered in an area that she did not live.”

Voice 3

“As I said, there are some people that panic, tell me from where are you?”

Voice 1

“We come from Belize.”

Voice 3

“From Belize, that is to say that it is against the law to register here.”

Voice 1

“Therefore Mr. Denny and his team are working with persons who are lending their addresses.”

Voice 3

“Obviously if there is any problems, you would not have any at all, it would be the owner of the house.”

Voice 3

“The owner of the house would assume the consequences.”

Voice 3

“But you would obtain your papers legally through this process.”

Voice 1

“So that means that we will have the address of the person who lives there.”

Voice 3

“Yes.”

Voice 1

“And the person will say that we are living there.”

Voice 3

“You won’t have any problems, you are only borrowing the persons address.”

Voice 3

“So that you be Central.”

Voice 3

“Don’t be scared, nothing will happen.”

Voice 3

“After a year you can change to Belize and nothing is going to happen.”

Voice 1

“Oh … it is only for the vote.”

Voice 3

“Yes!”

This afternoon, there was plenty activity at the Elections and Boundaries Offices in Orange Walk in the last minute effort to register voters in the last stretch of the voter registration. The video shows the line of persons waiting to be processed.

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14 Responses for “Borrowing addresses in Orange Walk to vote!”

  1. murphy says:

    I knew this sh$$, really Denny Grijalva you are the pastor that preaches the word of God. Come on the UDP is full of corruption, Denny Grijalva cant win Bricenio in Central. Denny should be shame of himself he being a so called “Pastor” and encouraging other people to lie!!!

  2. Unknown says:

    @ MURPHY TOTALLY AGREE

  3. big daddy says:

    Denny is soo lucky ,he got his Belizeans papers because we should not accept non born Belizeans to run our Country this is a free way to like the rest of central americans coruption and dictators .No Salvadoreans to run my Belize , Denny you can go back and kiss the white man @$$ and keep away form politics. Maybe Denny is not a Pastor , maybe he is the antichrist. 666 . Denny get your stuff and go back your country ,we do not need you in Belize .

    I AM FULL BRED BELIZEAN AND PROUD TOO.

  4. BeReal says:

    big daddy, why u no run then?

  5. WESTERNMERMAID says:

    PUP ARE MASTERS OF DECEITFULNESS, HOW CAN THEY PROVE THIS RECORDING IS GENUINE HMMM!

    THE OPPOSITION CAN DO ALL THESE RECORDING, THEY ARE KNOWN FOR DOING ALL THESE ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES BEFORE,

    IF I CAN’T TRUST THE UDP MUCH LESS THE PUP!!!!

  6. Rod says:

    If you want more corruption if you want more murders at lease another 160 murders then please vote udp vote barrow hope you are not in that number.

  7. Caldo says:

    Denny if you do belive in God then one day you will account for your lies
    do us a favor and go back to where you came from!!!!!!

  8. home grown says:

    If true these UDP/PUP Corruption Officers should be fired for leaving evidence. Effective Corruption Officers use computers and do not get caught. Plus it takes less time to rig the election so that people believe the results. No loose ends, no questions, no fuss, no muss, no one gets hurt unless they get in the way. As Erllington put it, politicians will do ANYTHING to keep in power. So it is going to be hard late nights of work before the elections for dedicated Corruption Officers. Sweating at 2am getting things ready for what we deserve, what they tell us. With a role model like Zimbabwe, Belize is setting its self up like a son.

  9. blackberry says:

    This is another way of stealing an election without stuffing the ballot box.

  10. belizeanpride says:

    so surprising how political affiliates of the opposition try to infiltrate to record such things mein politics have gone to reach advance levels like spies lurking where possible. no wonder we can’t trust no party now due to the nasty political things that happen now. when i was a kid we walk to polls holding hands with our old folks with no problem now you walk to the polls to vote and people already rush you before the gate to beg you to please vote for them, now both parties are well known to bribe voters. jeez later these things will turn into civil war which sounds crazy but can happen eventually. Lord please help our jewel before things turn awry.

  11. O/W Girl says:

    Listen, media am from orange walk town. i personally had dealings with so called pastor denny. first of all he is a thief. Ask him how he got that query factory in san antonio village. it was for an american who ran away from belize and he was his worker. what he did afterwards was to posses all the white man machinery and factory. everynow and then the white man comes to belize in secretcy to find Denny he goes to el salvador and hide. he tells his people in church that he is sick, so his is a big thief and a liar. his ministry as a pastor first of all ask the other false pastor Jose Maria. he just went off to build a church. he had no permission nor studies in preaching he ordained himself. He robs his followers from their offerings, jewelry what ever they have of value to sell it and he keeps it.

    Mien theres a lot of him to say but everybody knows him in orange walk east that is why nobody wanted him to run for the east. he is a bastard, a scamp, a liar, a thief and what is worst he is not even full breed belizeans. what happend to Dean Barrow man. how did he permit a stranger to come into belize and govern. i want to know if Dean Barrow could go to El Salvador and govern.

    Anyway when i hv more time i will tell u more life stories of so called pastor Denny Grijalva.

  12. Born Belizean says:

    Amen to O/W girl!!!They should send back that good for nothing so called Pastor back to his stinking country. Be careful people, dem Salvadoran people are manipulative, hipocritic, dangerous people, don’t be fooled by thier humble appearance. Denny Grijalva GO HOME!!!

  13. OWboy says:

    Listen to you all haters!! Pastor Denny is a son of God and you all will face the wrath of God for talking crop. If you all are free of sin, cast stones but if not keep your mouth shut! How about the many good things this Pastor has done? What about so many people he has helped, why u guys only focus on the negative things? God will lift and reward the humble! Pastor Denny is a humble man of God. Dare to continue talk bad about him and you will see what will happen to you all. God will make justice prevail!

  14. sugacity says:

    Why is it that we are like crabs? When someone tries to do something good there are a lot trying to bring that person down! Why should it surprise us that when ATLAST one decent, humble, genuine man decides to stand up for his people, so many others try to bring him down? Should we call it hate? Jealousy? Envy?!!!! No matter what we do, no matter how hard we try, we wont be able to stop God’s Will! Mr Denny might have lots of enemies, talkers, haters, here but he certainly is a man of God and he has the grace and favor of God. All of us will be witnesses of how God will use an ordinary man to do extraordinary things. WHY??? Because he has a heart for the people, he is full of compassion, because he is willing to serve, and simply because he TALKS LESS AND WORKS MORE!!
    One thing I understand and its that if there is so much descrimination, so much discrediting Pastor Denny, or how much negative propaganda is being spread out, it only means ONE THING: there is fear in the air; the opposition is trembling and yes they have reason to do so because something great is coming for Orange Walk Central. A RIGHTEOUS MAN OF GOD IS COMING! WANT IT OR NOT, A CHANGE IS COMING! AND A BETTER ONE INDEED!!!!!

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