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Oct 10, 2013

Visa Quota for minister? PM says if so, his government would fall

Dean Barrow

Rumours about Penner’s wandering are not the only ones the Prime Minister has heard. There is a much more serious report to consider – that of institutionalized hustling by ministers. For some time now the grapevine has been buzzing with news that select Ministers operate on a quota basis where visas are concerned. For example – this week Minister X has a quota of five visas to process and profit from…next week Minister Y gets his five. It’s a very lucrative business, and a very credible report. Today, the PM was honest enough to admit that if it is true, his government would fall.

 

Dean Barrow, Prime Minister

“I have repeatedly said in cabinet, ladies and gentleman I think we are doing a fine job. We may have our problems; there are the second term blues. A friend of mine has suggested that second term should be referred to as quick sand terms. But I believe we can come through in the end and come through well. But if there is one thing that can and will bring down this government it is hustling in immigration. I have heard that there are ministers who are procuring visas for people. I have said pretty much every second cabinet, if you are doing so, I have no proof, for God sake stop it, stop it! That is what will cause the government to fall. It is as minister Hulse says though, I hear the stories but nobody is prepared to come to me and to say here is the evidence that minister so and so was paid so much for procuring a visa for Mr. so and so.”

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12 Responses for “Visa Quota for minister? PM says if so, his government would fall”

  1. Beano makes me laugh says:

    “I have repeatedly said in cabinet, ladies and gentleman I think we are doing a fine job.”

    LOL

    I guess it depends what you judge as important.
    criminality 100%
    competence 20%
    economy 10%

  2. Beano can't fix GOB says:

    “I have heard that there are ministers who are procuring visas for people. I have said pretty much every second cabinet, if you are doing so, I have no proof, for God sake stop it, stop it! That is what will cause the government to fall.”

    1) priority is the UDP loosing control, not the country and its integrity, that says all. The fact that is is every second cabinet means, half ass and half hearted, CYA, legal wink wink.

    2) foxes don’t investigate foxes in the hen house, unless they are making booty calls. Investigations are unwarranted. criminals should be able to trust criminals. You sign secret documents about this to join the UDP.

    3) send the law enforcement out to bust tourists for a stick of weed, meantime “I keep hearing rumors for years, but I am just a weak PM who is unable to investigate this”. Hezbollah passport, drivers license, birth certificate? “uh uh uh, just a rumor, an investigation to get to the bottom of this is a waste of time.” Quick! somebody off a cruise ship buying weed from a Belizean, bust the tourists. The seller will help make the next bust, give him a break to the head of the line for a Belikin.

    4) Clearly passports rate less than selling visas. investigation over, stop asking questions. Government fall?
    just hypothetical, won’t happen. We are all chickens in this coop. Boots, start talking I need a rest.

    Penner?
    He is a disgrace, never to come back to cabinet where the real deals are made.
    Meantime, UDP endorses the Honorable Penner, a choice Belizeans have made for government.

    Penner?
    he resigned.
    I mean he was fired by my will, my looks forced his hand to resign.
    I mean he might not be elected anymore, maybe quit.
    Does not matter, at UDP we fully support Honorable Penner, he signed undated government documents for cabinet members, and ONLY cabinet members.

    Penner?
    never heard of him. Taiwanese?

  3. Beano can't fix GOB says:

    government fall

    it is all over except determining the amount of prison time. I think most of you guys will not get out in this lifetime. But you will get buried where you want. When the money is figure out, your families maybe living on the street, unfortunately they can’t keep what they do not legally own. You are a lawyer, you know. Officer of the court, former PM, big money, big mouth, you know.

  4. Ricky Malthus says:

    Barrow is the shady character behind all this corruption just like he is the hand guiding the local gang dealing in death and mayhem.

  5. Concern says:

    PM: ” I have heard that there are ministers who are procuring visas for people. I have said pretty much every second cabinet, if you are doing so, I have no proof, for God sake stop it, stop it!”

    If this was an additional hustling, these same ministers do, it might not have been too bad. It also appears, they are hustling from auto parts, land selling and even gas. Their greed knows no end, as very recently one was seen sharing cash from an envelope, which they had gone to pick up. We are almost 100% sure that place would have security cam, and the video can tell the story. Gambino and his collectors walking around like the mafia bosses. Not saying it is so, but it can be checked! Yereso da yereso until proven!

  6. Joe Blank says:

    Well said prophet! So, resign. U know fully well that this is true. U know who they are and we all know who they are. U simply felt that u could bully and intimidate any and everyone who dares to question your administration. Now, u like Musa, have come to know that we the voters are the boss. Sooner, rather than later we will remove u and show u who is boss. Lie and thief, all of u, actively or complicitly!

  7. Guerra says:

    Three names keep bubbling up in the public domain as is relate to quota, and that is Penner, Contreras and John. If the Prime Minister had heard about it and warned them, but they preferred not to take heed, then without a doubt, they felt that the bottom of the bucket was never ever going to drop out. That can’t happen to a new bucket! But yes, rumors have it that they take bucket of passport to immigration for their share of the pie, and in an interview aired yesterday, John admitted to asking for help on a few. The public want to know if three is a few, hundred is a few, thousand is a few???

  8. Al Rich says:

    Wow, wow, wow, if the PM has heard this and did nothing he is as guilty as those who are hustling and raping the people. As PM he begged them to stop if they are doing it, excuse me. Is it not his responsibility as the leader of the country to investigate to determine if there is any truth to the criminal activity.
    Is the PM stupid enough to think that anyone will come forth to say yes I paid for a visa, how stupid can you be. It is not just hustling in immigration that will bring down the country and its government, it is the totality of criminal activity within the government.

    Mr PM you have put the entire world at jeopardy with the selling of passports and nationality cover, the entire world is looking at you and waiting to see some leadership guts. Excuse me, you have to be careful how you open the closet door, your skeletons may fall out, so I understand why you are moving so cautiously.

    One skeleton is the fact that you made your son the music ambassador of the country and where did he spend much time learning about some strange religion. Paid ex-wife tons of money for legal work, not to mention whatever you did for your brother, oops rattle, rattle, rattle.

  9. Carlton Valentine says:

    There are also allegations of institutionalized corruption in the Transport Department ( Dangriga). this resulted in the illegal sale of my Nissan Pathfinder and the destruction of documents within the department.

  10. resign says:

    what else do you want to know?

    >>”I have heard that there are ministers who are procuring visas for people.”

    and he did nothing to get to the bottom of it?

    >>”I have said pretty much every second cabinet, if you are doing so, I have no proof, for God sake
    stop it, stop it!”

    wink wink, there is my legal defense to what crimes are being committed under me?
    why wait for every second cabinet if you think it will cause the government to fall?
    why wait to find the traitors to the country who are in high office?

    “as minister Hulse says though, I hear the stories but nobody is prepared to come to me and to say here is the evidence that minister so and so was paid so much for procuring a visa for Mr. so and so.”

    You and Hulse hear about crimes in your inner circle, but do nothing?

    Could it be everyone on cabinet are criminals but the PM and Hulse?

    is this guy an idiot lawyer or just a criminal?

    This pretty sad for any PM to admit this on public record. pathetic, a new low by any standard.

  11. FAIR JUSTICE says:

    Godwin Hulse u damn know that each minister of government is allowed a certain amount if visas per month you dam well know it. And Dean Barrow know it as well. Each minister quota is 5 Visas per month To Asians, hindus, arabs its a money making scheme done by the U.D.P…. Dean Barrow have the nerve to come on national tv and seh he have no knowledge of it…please man belizeans no fool.

  12. Guerra says:

    After the PM legitimize royal family hustling, everybody else decided they had to get a piece of the pie. How can you tell THE MINISTERS not hustle, when we see that ex-wife, daughter & brother can earn long legal fees ($$$$ ) from the public purse. Convicted son elevated to music ambassador, and other son placed on prominent boards (SSB & BTL), Executive Director at BTL & is he being groomed to take over Net’s place? Ex wife past SSB Chairman now Ambassador in New York. Present wife special envoy…. Of course sush, coming from all corners suggest that not only Penner found a way, Gasper family elevated to management levels at the Lands Department ahead of people who have been working there for years. John elevated his sisters to top & privilege positions in the Public Service & everyone in Bmp knows they have no brilliant brains. People are asking that you pick them out one by one and see the enrichment of themselves & their families. The people are watching and their silence never meant consent. You are learning the HARD WAY!!!

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