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Oct 9, 2013

Immigration Minister says passport system is watertight

Godwin Hulse

There seems to be very little official scrutiny on former Minister of State Elvin Penner. He is the man who signed the nationality certificate and recommended a passport for South Korean Kim Wonhong, a man who never set foot in Belize. It is Penner’s signature on the documents which somehow fooled what was to be a foolproof system. Minister Godwin Hulse says the passport system is watertight, even as the scandal has washed away any semblance of integrity in the Immigration Department.

 

Godwin Hulse, Minister of Immigration

“In the previous system when you applied for a passport you went to a Justice of the Peace, he signed your passport application, you came to the Passport Department, you sat in front of a camera and they took your picture. Nobody knew if that was you. That was how William Dyck was able to get by, nobody knew if that was you. We instituted a system that says you must bring two recommenders, two persons – a Category A and a Category B – who say that you are Mike Rudon. And based on those two pictures and the forms that are signed, which are affidavits, you come to the Passport Department with that. When you come there the person accepting the application says yeah, this is you. If somebody else brings it he should say this is not you. When you sit in front of the camera to take your picture he again says this is you. And if it’s not you this is a problem. And when it goes up to be certified or proved they again look to see if it is you. That is a watertight system, so if it falls down it falls down at the recommenders and it falls down at the persons who are doing the processes. The front desk clerk should say but oh, this is not you. The data capture person should say but oh this is not you. That is where this falls down and that is why that one is easy to track.”

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9 Responses for “Immigration Minister says passport system is watertight”

  1. RedBwai says:

    And the blame game starts…

  2. Joe blank says:

    Lol! Goodwin Hulse has really lost the plot. I don’t even think his own wife believes anything he says at this point. He is suffering from a serious delusional disorder. If I were him, I would up my medication cause we are not idiots and we are not crazy. That leaves him. U need to go, all of u. Thieves!

  3. Guerra says:

    Minister Godwin Hulse says the passport system is watertight, even as the scandal has washed away any semblance of integrity in the Immigration Department.

    Is this a joke or what? Yeah we know, that system was so watertight, that not even Wonhong Kim could have gotten his passport, while he was in jail in Taiwan, and zillions more we didn’t know about.

  4. Chuck says:

    Does anyone think that his deal with NCL was correctly handled? They ought to check into that also.
    Godwin Hulse looks pretty shady at the moment and everything he is involved in should be looked over for fraud and corruption. Don’t let him rape southern Belize with his cruise lines.

  5. Jeez! says:

    The ONLY next statement I want to hear from Mr. Hulse is this: I am an Honorable Man in my Public and Private Life and I am doing the honorable thing in resigning from Government immediately because of this scandalous racket at the Immigration Department that has been going on for years under MY watch and has undermined the credibility of ALL Belizeans at home and abroad. I have lost the trust of the Belizean people who deserve better. Adieu!

  6. cayorez says:

    Watertight like the TITANIC!!!

    I dont think we should be allowing a lifeline to be tossed to this captain. He NEEDS to go down with his ship!!

  7. Iteresting develoments says:

    This is what Hulse said, “When you sit in front of the camera to take your picture he again says this is you. AND IF IT IS NOT YOU THIS IS A PROBLEM. And when it goes up to be certified or proved they again look to see if it is you. That is a watertight system,….

    NOT SO HULSE, !!! PENNER GOT THROUGH THE WATER TIGHT SYSTEM!!! AND YET “IT IS NOT A PROBLEM”!!!! SO WHY? DEFENDING YOUR CROOKED MINISTER? WHY? A SAYING, “BIRDS OF A FEATHER…, YOU AND BARROW SEEMED SO “IMMACULATE” NOW I SEE DARBS OF MUD APPEARING. CAYOREZ, DID THE CAPTAIN GOT OFF THE TITANIC?
    I REPEAT WHAT YOU SAID, WATER TIGHT LIKE THE TITANIC!!!! PLEASE GET REAL HULSE.

  8. Name Witheld says:

    I definitely agree with Jeez! and cayorez, Mr. Hulse talks about integrity…lol, he was at Big Falls when the plane loads of maryjane were leaving, he won a Bull at the National Agriculture and trade show… another story, INTEGRITY man Please if he have integrity…

  9. Beano works, sometimes says:

    if it is not airtight, then it is not watertight, fool.
    your system is corrupted by your partners, your co-conspirators.

    How did Arthur Salvidar get those documents? Is that watertight?
    Is this guy clueless or just on booty call?

    Old man you are senile. straighten your tie.
    Then again, just take it off. You won’t need it in Hattieville.

    Bunk with Barrow, they might give him nicer digs than the rest of the cabinet.

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