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Jul 22, 2016

How Did Guyanese Born/Canadian National William Mason Become a Native Belizean?

Before coming to Belize William Danny Mason, using multiple names, was known to be a grifter, a con man, and a scam artist without scruples. In Belize he was a great friend of highly placed politicos and Police, but his schemes took on a violent tone. He is believed to have extorted several persons in Belize out of large sums of cash, and then threatened to kill them when they attempted to get back that money. His victims were afraid, more so because he told them about his deep connections. Almost two months ago, Mason is believed to have kidnapped Mennonite Lloyd Thiessen and his wife at gunpoint over three hundred thousand dollars they tried to get back from him. He later released them after extorting them for another twenty-five hundred dollars per week. While leading that apparently violent life, in just a short time Mason was able to infiltrate high society and even get access to a birth certificate claiming that he was born in Belize, to parents from Crooked Tree. How did the Guyanese born Canadian national become a native Belizean? That’s a good question with no good answer.


Godwin Hulse

Godwin Hulse, Minister of Immigration

“We found nothing. I immediately asked after I left the press conference, contacted the Director of Immigration and the people at the passport office to research the file to see if he had gotten a passport and how he got it. From their records there is no record of him having a passport, a Belize passport! That is where I am with it. We have left that open for continued research in terms of the electronic follow-up of that process, and to date everybody is saying no, no Mason applied, no passport. I have instructed them to look under the other names as well to see if any passport was issued under the other names so as of this interview, that’s the position.”



“Have you been able to follow up the birth certificate angle of this?”


Godwin Hulse

“No. Absolutely not. But I can tell you that the Prime Minister and Cabinet instructed the Attorney-General who is responsible for vital statistics to look into that like post-haste because of course that is a serious matter.”


William Mason


“Sir have you been able to do any research as to how and when he entered the country? We’ve seen a document which says that he is a Guyanese and his name is Rajesh Ouelett. Are you able to tell us the history of his entry into the country?”


Godwin Hulse

“No. Not at this time. This is an ongoing thing and I don’t want to prejudice. No information has come back to me. I’ve simply said to the C.E.O. and to the Director – and as you know the role of Immigration has been split functionally and supervisory so to speak. So they are working on that. I can assure you that as soon as we get some information we will pass it to you.”


Reports coming out of Spanish Lookout and Cayo suggest that Mason was introduced to Lloyd Thiessen by another very senior, then very powerful politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega. We tried to get comment from Vega today, but he didn’t answer.

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8 Responses for “How Did Guyanese Born/Canadian National William Mason Become a Native Belizean?”

  1. Brent Toombs says:

    “Mason” is not a Canadian National. He was in Canada as an IMMIGRANT but a removal order (deportation) was issued due to an illegal firearm conviction in 2007. Canada does not deport it’s own citizens, so therefore a removal order (deportation) could not have been issued if he had been a Canadian national.

  2. Hatari says:

    Looks like the sleazy bureaucrats are beginning to squirms now. They’re spouting “Me no nuhn” regularly now. GOB is a joke, the whole lot of them.

  3. geanjah says:

    This is a straight forward question and also straight forward reply that even a child can answer.CORRUPTION,our system are desighn not for us but for outsiders that want to continue THEIR CRIMINAL PROFESSION IN BELIZE.WE BELIZEAN GO THROU LIVING HELL TO OBTAIN OUR DOCUMENTS.Just continue sit back and entertain these undercover gangsta in our country john and his whole team got to GO.Tiad of your lies.

  4. spike says:

    I think Mr. Mason could easily sell real estate in Belize!

  5. w. r. holder says:

    I would like to thank you for your efforts at getting to the bottom of the killing of my friend Pastor Lew. from 3,000 miles away it all looks very bleak that such an operator as Mr. Mason could be functioning in plain site. keep up the good coverage.

  6. Angel says:

    Yeah right! Mason paid for his passport and birth certificate. Nobody no stupid! He lined you guys pockets with blood money. A tell you if you have money, you could get anything you want da Belize…

  7. CEO says:

    Did they forget to put the “N” in his name: Ma”n”son?

    Is he related to Charles that other infamous Manson?

  8. Frank newman says:

    Just show MI the money and ask fi anything and yu wa get it

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