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Jun 19, 2015

Immigration Reality Costs Owner of Dream-Like Bar

Estefania Beatriz Alonzo Gomez

At the top of the newscast you heard the Court of Appeal decisions. But the Magistrate Court was also busy with immigration matters. On Thursday, the Immigration Department was on a routine check on the Northern Highway when they visited Dream Like Bar where they found the owner along with a number of female immigrants working as bartenders, waitresses and cashiers. The department rounded up five of the women who are here legally, but working without temporary permits. The bar owner, twenty-three year old Estefania Beatriz Alonzo Gomez, was also detained and this morning, the group was brought to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. But only Alonzo Gomez was charged with five counts for Employing Persons not in Possession of a Temporary Employment Permit. She wasted no time and pleaded guilty to the offenses and was slapped with a fine totaling five thousand dollars or in default, five years behind bars.  Alonzo Gomez is accused of employing illegally Salvadoran nationals Zulma Onofre Lemus Sul, Susana Nolasco Vasquez, Melissa Sermeno Ruano, Maritza Del Carmen Chicas Sul, and Paola Melara Nolasco. Since the bar owner has no previous conviction, the Magistrate imposed the minimum fine.

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5 Responses for “Immigration Reality Costs Owner of Dream-Like Bar”

  1. Truth be told says:

    If da so dem shuda hit up marianas bar in San Ignacio lots of illegal females working there…twice immigration and san ignacio police done hit them but like any other place money talks..she buy them out!! This place always the hire illegals i no knw y?

  2. MNHG says:


  3. HAHA says:

    Warning: Jealous wives commenting above ——-^^^^^

  4. ONLY IN BZE says:

    “Routine check” – lol. more like “so where’s our money?” , “I don’t have it today”, “We’ve given you enough time – put your hands behind your back you’re under arrest!”

  5. Mike Smith says:

    So what, wasting the people’s money and time.. When people is getting murdered in the streets

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