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Sep 18, 2014

Vetting Committee Set Up to Review Visa Regulations

Godwin Hulse

Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse told News Five last week that he recently brought to Belize the passport issued illegally to Korean national Won Hong Kim back in September 2013. In January of this year, following the immigration scandal involving his former cabinet colleague, Elvin Penner, legislation was passed to cover loopholes in the immigration system. One such measure is a visa vetting committee which has since been set up and according to Hulse, members are currently in the process of reviewing the entire visa regulation. Hulse focused today on the proposed changes to the regulations for student and visitor’s visas.


Godwin Hulse, Minister of Immigration

“We are in the process of reviewing the entire visa regulations. There are about sixty of them over the years. We are trying to amalgamate them….not trying, we are amalgamating them into one so that there is one document with all the respective countries that have waivers, etc., etc.  The committee is up and running and we are also going to be establishing specific visas because you have to understand that this country’s visa laws date back to ‘63. So when we got independence, they still obtained. We are going to now create the student visa, employment visa or what you call work permit visa, we have a visitor visa and all this so we clear this up. Cause what is happening is that a lot of people get visitor visas, but they come to Belize with the intention to work and then they stay and they get stamped up. We want to clean up all of that and we are working in that direction.”

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4 Responses for “Vetting Committee Set Up to Review Visa Regulations”

  1. Ali BaBarrow, sez it all says:

    No need to destroy that passport, recycle it!

    Some other lucky criminal will be happy to have the name Won Hong Kim.
    Some other lucky government officer can make a xmas bonus.

    Hezbollah passports fetch premiums, no questions asked.
    New photo, birth certificate and drivers license, no extra charge.
    fast service for those who pay $$$$$, cash offers only.

  2. Ali BaBarrow, sez it all says:

    Belizean IQ test:

    1) Penner did this all on his own. Rigged the government and made the sales around the world.

    2) Penner did what he was told to do because some low level secretary told him to do it.

    3) Penner did what he was told to do because he works for Ali and the forty.

    If you believe #1 or #2, Faber’s education program is having the desired effect.

  3. Ali BaBarrow, sez it all says:

    Admiral Hulse, still navigating up $!@# creek to protect Ali.

  4. Concern says:

    Hulsito is part and parcel of the whole cover up skam!

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