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Jan 17, 2014

The damning nationality report on Won Hong Kim….the details

There is confirmation by Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse of a story we broke on Wednesday that Director of Immigration Maria Marin has recommended the termination of three passport officers – Sharon Neal, Erwin Robinson and Omar Phillips. But tonight, there is evidence that the corruption goes much deeper and higher than those three public officers. News Five has received a copy of the actual report on the Belize Nationality Certificate issued to Won Hong Kim. That report details the entire process which resulted in the now infamous Won Hong Kim debacle, and yes, we can tell you tonight that former Minister of State Elvin Penner is named, and blamed, prominently in that report. So are two other senior officers in the nationality section, who pushed through the nationality certificate for Kim with no supporting documents, except that which they essentially manufactured. The nationality certificate led to the illegal issuance to Kim even as he sat in a Taiwanese jail. News Five has also received a copy of a memo dated January tenth, 2014 in which Immigration C.E.O., Candelaria Saldivar, instructs the Director of Immigration to request responses from those two officers for urgent and necessary action. Of note is that while there is a recommendation for the termination of three public officers from the passport section, there has been no recommendation for termination of the two senior officers in the nationality section. Also of note is that although the report makes clear Penner’s involvement in the corruption, he remains untouched by any investigation. And finally, of note, is that the report makes mention of other instances of corruption, missing files and expedited nationality certificates. We’ll have it all in Monday’s newscast, so be sure to tune in. 

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11 Responses for “The damning nationality report on Won Hong Kim….the details”

  1. Citizen kim resents this insult, needs a refund says:

    >the corruption goes much deeper and higher than those three public officers

    So? We only need to sacrifice three scape goats today.
    Ali Babarrow and the forty, must be protected and pleased.
    Their is much thieving that remains, new corruption officers yet to be born.
    Tally ho!!!

  2. Uncle Benji says:

    kudos to Penner. I love a smart crook. Yes, he remains untouchable and that is why he is our 2013 Belizean hero.

    Simple, very simple. Penner has made it clear that if he falls, then all the king’s horses and all the king’s men will fall. Belizeans are going to find out about the secret trips to Las Vegas by Dean Ali Baba-rrow and his wife, the addicted gambling habits of Faber, the stolen lands of Gapi, the California homes of Dean Ali Baba-rrow and the sale of Belizean nationality to American thugs in the State of Louisiana.

    Yeah baby. Penner is the man! Untouchable!

  3. Al Rich says:

    Once again it is the little guy that takes the fall for the big mucky mucks who do the taking and the getting rich with their ill gotten gain.

    There is coming a day of reckoning for all these shameless crooks who hides behind the disguise of democratic politician. They are no better than those serving time in Hattieville for theft.

  4. Beano in Ali and the 40, works says:

    With all these thieves in government, it is hard to keep discipline and honor.

    Ali will save us, and no UDP shall go to prison, AS long as no one rats.

    We all know when gang members rat,….
    Discipline must be kept for the national thieving to continue.

  5. Love says:

    This is not justice! How can you recommend termination of three junior officers and nothing suppose to happen to Penner, and Candilaria. This cannot work. The ones making the big bucks are those at the top, not only in salary, but in their share of the proceeds. Just like when the big boys, John, Penner, Montero, Contreras, Castro recommend a person for visa. They are the ones illegally collecting big bucks beside the humongous salary they are being paid. No way, no tall this should be tolerated!

  6. Tek Bak Belize says:

    How much evidence is needed? How much more scapegoats from among the serfs, will the higher-ups try to blame? Belizeans should demand nothing less than the imprisonment of Penner and all those directly responsible for the issuance of the passports, and stop trying to find scapegoats among pencil-pushers.

  7. tito says:

    Sorry to say but Belize should do like the U.S. does any other people that get papers should be getting a green card and not a passport there a lot of people that just to to Belize to get papers change the system and make it hard for more people to get passport easy wake up let the government know if they can’t think good enough and make it hard for the government to put money easy in there pockets only if your born in Belize you get passport.

  8. Guerra says:

    Everything is working backward. The real culprits, like Penner, he CEO, the director and even Hulse are getting away with there actions, and the ones to suffer are the junior officers who are actually directed by them. Your boss come to tell you to do something you know is not right, but you have to do it because its the boss talking to you and you end up being the victim. Well, we the people will not take that as a reason to let go, because the wrong persons are being penalized.

  9. Patriot says:

    Strange enough:
    -the firing took a long time to come through.
    -the passport officers are quiet!
    -maybe, they are pleased to be used as scapegoats?

  10. sam says:

    PM has no control of his people, He has lost all my respect, and sure that of the rest of common sense Belizean. I believe it is time for a change but, not with Fonsaca, we need qualified, honest, educated, people with the best interest for our people and nation.

    I hope the mass of educated Belizean can make a difference, it is time.
    ” But to be honest, the educated, will be offered alcohol like drunks and the stauts QUO will rule”

  11. macal rivera says:

    SHAME SHAME SHAME!! ELVIN PENNER SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF, ASHMAMED FOR WHAT HE DID AND CONTINUE DOING, MADAS, HE AND HIS ADDICTED WIFE ARE SEEN COUNTRY WIDE ON THE CASINOS, WITHOUT SHAME GAMBLING THE BELIZEAN PEOPLE MONIES HE IS STREALING WITHOUT SHAME.

    ELVIN PENNER YOU ARE AN EMARASSTMENT TO THIS COUNTRY, MAN DONT’ YOU EVER EVER THINK ABOUT COMING AROUND CAYO NORTH EAST, YOU WILL BE STONED WITH ROTTEN EGG.

    SHAME THAT YOU CAN’T STAND LIKE A MAN AND RESIGN IF YOU LOVE YOUR ADDICTED WIFE SOOOO MUCH, YOU AND WIFE NEED TO GO ON REHAB MAN!!!

    KARMA WILL FOLLOW YOU MAN!!!

    GET HELP AND STOP STEAL THE PEOPLE MONEY TO FEED YOUR WIFE ADDICTION AND YOUR OF COURSE.

    SHAME SHAME SHAME ON ELVIN PENNER.

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