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May 14, 2015

Clear the Land Castro Testifies in Court

Edmond Castro

Today’s courtroom session will no doubt go down as one of Edmond Castro’s most uncomfortable and uneasy appearances. He was forced into excruciating detail on the circumstances which led to his being fired from Cabinet in 2010, the Belize Airports Authority check scandal and the visa scandal, agreeing that it could be perceived that his office was involved in a visa hustle. And while he maintained that he signed the visa recommendations for Burgess only out of the kindness of his heart, on the stand he claimed that he would never sign another visa recommendation again. Castro will remain on the witness stand for questioning by his own attorney on Friday morning after which he will be excused. But according to attorney Godfrey Smith, he won’t be leaving the stand unscathed.


Godfrey Smith, Attorney for Great Belize Productions

“I think I can safely summarize by saying that basically Minister Castro agreed that there was a visa hustle going on. He agreed that it could be perceived that his office was involved in a visa hustle. He accepted the suggestions put to him that he had a past reputation of being involved in questionable activity that in one instance led to his demotion from Cabinet and in fact the only thing he didn’t agree on was the acceptance of money that was put to him for the visa hustle, but virtually he agreed to most other things.”


Godfrey Smith


“Are you on the way to proving fair comment on behalf of your clients?”


Godfrey Smith

“We haven’t even started that yet. This was just the factual part dealing with evidence. As you heard what the judge said, in the days coming up, we’ll be dealing with legal submissions.”


The case, including the hearing of legal submissions will continue next week if it becomes necessary.

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2 Responses for “Clear the Land Castro Testifies in Court”

  1. Ali BaBarrow says:

    Cut to the chase. Put Dean Barrow on the witness stand.

    Stud muffin Castro and the rest of the forty thieves all work for Deano, they are small turds compared to their hefe.

    How did Mello get his papers? Castro, Hulse, Penhead, Deano?

    Does Deano authorize each visa purchase or by the bulk, trusting his fellow thieves to do the righteous commission on scale?

    Is there honor amongst thieves?

    How much does a diplomatic passport cost?
    Can it be gotten on installments?
    Can stolen goods be used to pay for it?

    Has their been a change in the Hezbollah discount(birth certificate, drivers license, passport)?

    Will the Taiwan diplomats staff that Castro sexually harass get hefty discounts on Belize passports?

    Castro is lame and silly, get Deano to up the game.

  2. CEO says:

    Now what has this SOB did out of the goodness of his heart without hustling money! This is CRAP!

    All you need to do is subpoena his bank statements and let him explain the questionable deposits.

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