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Feb 17, 2014

2 officers from Nationality Section remain untouched in investigation

Godwin Hulse

The case against the three officers in the Passport Section seems clear, at least from the Minister’s perspective. Those three officers – Sharon Neal, Omar Phillips and Erwin Robinson, have been on suspension since late September. As we told you, the investigation into the Nationality Section was concluded on October fourth. That investigation outlined the involvement of two officers who received the Won Hong Kim nationality application from then Minister Elvin Penner. The report clarifies that no supporting documents were presented, and Penner said he would bring them back at a later date. He didn’t, but on that same day South Korean Won Hong Kim got his nationality certificate. It’s a damning report, finished four months ago, but up to a couple weeks ago the two officers named, Gordon Wade and Ady Pacheco, are not even on suspension, like their colleagues in the Passport Section.

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Godwin Hulse, Minister of Immigration

“Somebody comes into the office and applies for nationality. They bring in a file, the file is checked; in this case, Miss Pacheco is the counter supervisor for the day. She gives a receipt that says that I have received your application and lists on it all the documentation that you brought. That file is then passed on to the senior supervisor, who in that particular case was Mister Wade. It sits there, a date for vetting is established, a date for interview of the person is established. The file is then set to the special branch for that kind of vetting. When all of that documentation comes back, the file then goes to the Director with a recommendation from the Head of the Department saying all seems to be in order. The Director then does her final scrutiny—clearly she doesn’t go out to do the investigation, but she has to trust her officers—then that is then sent to the Minister with a copy of a certificate for his signature, if he agrees—because the final decision is his. The file is then returned back to the department, a date is set up for swearing in and all of you are familiar with that fanfare. It is that process that we had to determine where that process fell down. How is it that Mister Kim has a certificate which all of you showed on television without the Director having seen a file, the Head of Department saying well I didn’t vet the file and all of this and you had to first find the file? Here is Mister Arthur Saldivar saying he has the file. How on earth he got it? All of that takes time because when yo talk to people dehn say…Miss Pacheco says well I received the file; that is all I did and I put it on his desk. And how it moves from his desk and who moves it and how it gets to the minister and all of that needs to be determined before. And that is why it took as long as it did and was not as easy as the passport one.”

 

Mike Rudon

“Sir I don’t understand that because the investigative report clearly states that no documents were presented. That is what has come out in the investigation. So there was nothing placed on the desk of Mister Wade because the minister said—as is stated in the report—that he didn’t bring the supporting documents, but that he would bring them at a later date. And he never did. All of that is clear. I understand the process that you are outlining, but there was no need to go through that process because from the very beginning, the supporting documents were not handed in.”

 

Godwin Hulse

“And where you got that information from?”

 

Mike Rudon

“From off the report.”

 

Godwin Hulse

“Which report?”

 

Mike Rudon

“The report which was, I think it was dated October fourth.”

 

Godwin Hulse

“Which report is that?”

 

Mike Rudon

“I could give you a copy.”

 

Godwin Hulse

“I am going by the protocols and let me repeat for you categorically, Miss Pacheco received a file. A file was placed on Mister Wade’s desk—not fully completed—placed on Mister Wade’s desk. That’s a fact; that’s not fiction and from there somehow the Minister got a certificate to sign. That’s fact; that’s not fiction. So whatever report you read, please.”

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4 Responses for “2 officers from Nationality Section remain untouched in investigation”

  1. BelizeanInAsia says:

    This man sound so impatient and ignorant. If ‘PROTOCOLS’ were followed to begin with, this mess would be ‘FICTION!’ They skipped protoccol then but if ever there was a time to do so, it would be now…before 6 months passes :( -feeling irritated)

  2. Ali BaBarrow, king of Belizean thieves says:

    get the number correct CH5, the Passport untouchables are

    Gordon Wade
    Ady Pacheco
    Elvin Penner,
    Admiral Hulse
    Ali Babarrow

    The cards fall that way to protect the king.

    Why would Ali put Penner into a position to generate these junk government documents?

    How could have Penner and Bootyman know how to scam the system and bypass channels?

    Why would Penner have it in his mind to generate a passport for some incarcerated Korean sitting in a Taiwanese prison? It is not like Penner is cousins with citizen Kim. Penner has a boss and it ain’t his momma.

  3. Buju says:

    Two main points we have to look at:
    1 – Gordon Wade has been doing this for years and years and he is sexually involved with the Director and
    2 – it is no secret Ady Pacheco is the unofficial girlfriend of Godwin Hulse

  4. CEO says:

    So if no file existed because there were no papers to put in the file sounds like this goes right back to Penner.

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