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Oct 11, 2013

Minister of Immigration admits to corruption in department

Godwin Hulse

The Police are not looking at Penner. What then will they investigate? Perhaps, they will investigate the persistent reports that there is a parallel passport scheme which bypasses the protocol and procedures at the Ministry of Immigration. At the press conference on Thursday, Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse admitted openly that he knows that there is utter corruption within the department. But he stopped short at admitting to a parallel operation.

 

Godwin Hulse, Minister of Immigration

“I don’t know if I’ll entertain that, but I’ve heard all those statements. What I will say is what the prime minister has also said. We know that there’s been utter corruption in the department which we’ve been trying to deal with. So if it emerges that there was a parallel structure of some sort indeed to be honest with you, I was told by my good friend, Adele Ramos, earlier today that there is a website where somebody is offering to sell passports for nine thousand dollars and all sorts of thing and that is still heftily running afoot. So I hope that the ones they are selling are fake because I am pretty certain right now that the way it is operating in the department, that it could not be coming hopefully out of the department.”

 

Reporter

“Well that site is a scam site, it is IBCBelize.com; that site has been flagged as a scam. But I am saying specifically, is that a fair that you reasonably entertain that when you think of the worst case scenario, do you think that there may be this operation happening in the background without the knowledge of the good authorities at the department.”

 

Godwin Hulse

“Jules it could be, but I am hoping and this is how I have to say, I am hoping that everybody—every single right-thinking Belizean, who would know or if they know that there is anybody of any other nationality who has obtained a Belizean passport fraudulently or through any system would be dignified enough, honest enough, nationalistic enough to come forward and give us that information so we could deal with it.”

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14 Responses for “Minister of Immigration admits to corruption in department”

  1. Concern says:

    Hulse said:

    Godwin Hulse

    “Jules it could be, but I am hoping and this is how I have to say, I am hoping that everybody—every single right-thinking Belizean, who would know or if they know that there is anybody of any other nationality who has obtained a Belizean passport fraudulently or through any system would be dignified enough, honest enough, nationalistic enough to come forward and give us that information so we could deal with it.”

    We would expect Hulse to be a right-thinking Belizean, dignified enough, honest enough, nationalistic enough to come forward and give us that information. You Sir more than anyone else as the overseer, know more than anyone else who all have gotten fraudulent pasport because you are working in the Immigration office where these things are being prepared under your watch. If you as the overseer say you don’t know, then you should RESIGN IMMEDIATELY.

  2. Concern says:

    We thought Hulse was a man of principle, but we can’t entertain that belief anymore. Of the thousands of people who give these fake address, like Picini area, Las Flores area and you know these people never ever came to Belize, and could never be friends of Penner, but they are still given nationality and passport under your watch. Hulse I dare you to tell the Belizean public, where we can find, in all of Belize, one person who know more about this than you, Candelaria and Marin.

  3. Joe Blank says:

    Lol! Pathetic!! He is saying, thief, crook, please be honest and nationalistic and come forward and tell us u have committed a crime!! Listen Goodwin Hulse, if u want find the thief, just open the door and go into the Cabinet Room. What kinda bubu u tek us fa?

  4. Right-Thinking Belizean says:

    PENNER! Mr. Hulse PENNER! has obtained Belizean passports fraudulently and re-distributed them to Criminals and Terrorists……..there’s my report to you.

  5. Beano for a falling government says:

    Your zipper is undone and your government is falling.

    Hulse are you an idiot lawyer or just a criminal?

    So did you give your department staff the Barrow lesson on coverup? ……

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

    I have no proof = you have no proof = there is no proof = no one goes to prison

    How lame GOB leadership is. I know there is major corruption going on, but I am too busy doing my corruption to teach these lower fools how to improve their coverups.

    >>“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.”

    I guess if they came to you, you would want a percentage of the visa & passport sales. They are just looking out for their own, just like you. But when you catch these rats not giving you your corruption cut, damn them, put them in prison as examples for cheating a minister out of graft.

    This pretty sad for any Minister of ANY government to admit this on public record. pathetic, a new low by any standard. But it is Belize, and the people are OK with it.

  6. BelizeaninAsia says:

    I’d like to dedicate this song to all the politician/crooks in Belize:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76eZd3FVW9Y&list=PL3C745CE22E66C6FA

    Yeah, this one hot lava

    Yo yo, get the Commisioner on the phone
    Tell ?, line up the revolutionaries y’all

    It’s funny how money change a situation
    Miscommunication lead to complication
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    I was on the humble, you – on every station
    Some wan’ play young Lauryn like she dumb
    But remember not a game new under the sun
    Everything you did has already been done
    I know all the tricks from Brix(ton) to Kingston
    My ting done made your kingdom wan’ run
    Now understand L. Boogie non-violent
    But if a thing test me, run for mi gun
    Can’t take a threat to mi newborn son
    L been this way since creation
    A groupie call, you fall from temptation
    Now you wanna ball over separation
    Tarnish my image in your conversation
    Who you gon’ scrimmage, like you the champion
    You might win some but you just lost one

    You might win some but you just lost one
    You might win some but you just lost one
    You might win some but you just lost one
    You might win some but you just lost one

    Now, now how come your talk turn cold
    Gained the whole world for the price of your soul
    Tryin’ to grab hold of what you can’t control
    Now you’re all floss, what a sight to behold
    Wisdom is better than silver and gold
    I was hopeless now I’m on Hope road
    Every man want to act like he’s exempt
    When him need to get down on his knees and repent
    Can’t slick talk on the day of judgement
    Your movement similar to a serpent
    Tried to play straight, how your whole style bent?
    Consequence is no coincidence
    Hypocrites always want to play innocent
    Always want to take it to the full out extent
    Always want to make it seem like good intent
    Never want to face it when it’s time for punishment
    I know that you don’t wanna hear my opinion
    But there come many paths and you must choose one
    And if you don’t change then the rain soon come
    See you might win some but you just lost one

    You might win some but you just lost one
    You might win some but you just lost one
    You might win some but you just lost one
    You might win some but you just lost one

    Now don’t you understand man universal law
    What you throw out comes back to you, star
    Never underestimate those who you scar
    Cause karma, karma, karma comes back to you hard
    You can’t hold God’s people back that long
    The chain of Shaitan wasn’t made that strong
    Trying to pretend like your word is your bond
    But until you do right, all you do will go wrong
    Now some might mistake this for just a simple song
    And some don’t know what they have ’til it’s gone
    Now even when you’re gone you can still be reborn
    And, from the night can arrive the sweet dawn
    Now, some might listen and some might shun
    And some may think that they’ve reached perfection
    If you look closely you’ll see what you’ve become
    Cause you might win some but you just lost one

    You might win some but you just lost one
    You might win some but you just lost one
    You might win some but you just lost one
    You might win some but you just lost one…

  7. solo says:

    PLEASE THE BIGGER EMBARRASSMENT WAS WHEN THE CLEAR THE LAND MAN WENT TO TAIWAN WITH HIS NASTINESS. THAT IS A BIGGER SHAME WHEN CAN WE DEAL WITH THIS NONSENSE. THAT CLEAR THE LAND MAN WAS DISGRACEFUL AND HE HAS GIVEN BELIZE A BLACK EYE WHEN ARE WE GOING TO HEAR MORE ABOUT HIS STUFF !!!! WHEN WILL HE BE DISCIPLINED AND FIRED !!!!

  8. solo says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE THE BIGGER EMBARRASSMENT WAS WHEN THE CLEAR THE LAND MAN WENT TO TAIWAN WITH HIS NASTINESS. THAT IS A BIGGER SHAME WHEN CAN WE DEAL WITH THIS NONSENSE. THAT CLEAR THE LAND MAN WAS DISGRACEFUL AND HE HAS GIVEN BELIZE A BLACK EYE WHEN ARE WE GOING TO HEAR MORE ABOUT HIS STUFF !!!! WHEN WILL HE BE DISCIPLINED AND FIRED !!!!

  9. Guerra says:

    To make 17 people hold this 350,000 people at ransom, just so they can continue OPEN hustling is ludicrous. When they ask us for the job to become minister, they didn’t tell us they would want to become dictators!

  10. Al Rich says:

    Let me break down what is happening in Belize to you. Can you imagine Hillary Clinton or any member of the US’ immigration department putting American passports, visas, and citizenship on sale to the highest bidder. This passport and immigration scandal is a bad thing for every civilize country in the world. Terrorists traveling on a Belizean passport are less likely to be suspect. Criminals traveling on a Belize passport maybe less likely to be clocked as possible criminals.

    I believe that this scandal has changed that now, every person traveling on a Belize passport will be scrutinized and double checked. Your politicians have just made you all suspects, when traveling you will have to prove yourself innocent.

  11. Mr. Concern says:

    I believe that Mr Hulse should resign immediately. He has disgraced himself knowing that crime has take place at the immigration and now he wants to investigate. the right minded person will get the police immediately. What a corrupt individual he is. Resign Mr. Hulse Now!!

  12. Citizen says:

    Hulse, if you guard your reputation the way you openly said you do, on television for the nation to see, you should have run out of the Office of immigration over which you preside! It’s been overrun by corruption under your watch, and you never tried to stop it, or bring it into the open. The Nationality scandal, the Visa Scandal, the work permit scandal, the passport scandal and you said nothing, nada, zilch! What are we suppose to assume, that you still a tiny bit of integrity left, when you openly try to cover up the whole shebang by playing with words for all to see. One more time, for you to try to come clean, ” Is Mr. Penner being investigated by the police department, and if not why not?”

  13. Love says:

    The Prime Minister heard about visa hustling, passport scandal, and all he hanky panky going on at Immigration. Faber said he even ask Hulse for a report on what have been happening, none delivered to date. The unusual thing about this situation, is that the Hulse who preside over the ministry, knows nothing about the open hustling taking place in his department because there are senior people involve, but the PM who is in a totally different building hears about it. Hmmmmmmm…..inquiring minds need to know! This cannot be the same Hulse of 7 years ago.

  14. Pelican says:

    Hulse knows the buck stops with him. If something went wrong he should have stopped it. Even if the instructions came from the PM. Where is your gumtion Señor Hulse? Do the right thing and remove yourself. Or was all your talk just singing for your supper? Shame on you! Distance yourself!

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