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Oct 2, 2012

Passport Office in Belize City closed until further notice

Following the alleged Hezbollah member, Rafic Labboun’s swift receipt of a Belizean passport in the name of Wilhelm Dyck, an investigation into procedures and loopholes at the Immigration Department is taking place. Late this evening, the Ministry of Immigration and Nationality sent out a press release confirming that the Passport Office at the Charles Hyde building will be temporarily closed starting Wednesday, October third for the acceptance and issuance of passports. The other offices throughout the country will remain open for people who need to apply for passports. The ministry says the closure will be to improve the processing and service delivery at that particular branch.

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4 Responses for “Passport Office in Belize City closed until further notice”

  1. Storm says:

    That’s a start.

    Next I want to see some immigration officials marched to jail in steel bracelets. We KNOW crime is going on there at a steady rate.

    If Hon.Godwin Hulse and PM Barrow cannot clean up the mess and SECURE our immigration process, and jail the malefactors, then they should step aside. Passports are the seal of our sovereignty, and must be perfectly protected.

  2. Rod says:

    Who are these people trying to kid it’s not the laws it’s the thiefs behind the law that is the problem why is their no one in jail are all the people in this gov. Immuned from prosecution people and you the media need to press this pm and gov. On why no one is in jail again for treason why o why is their no one in jail now they are trying to show like they are doing something about it well I suggest if you truly want to do something about it. Someone or ones need to be locked up the corruption is so blatant in this gov. They don’t even know right from wrong sad sad state of affairs guan barrow resign before their is no one left to govern.

  3. Al says:

    Too little too late. The entire Passport Office procedures needs to be re-evaluated and rewritten, if there is such a thing as a procedure manual. Do an inventory of the passports and implement a chain of custody, so that you know exactly who is the final signature and decision maker for the screw ups.

  4. I Belize it says:

    Who needs a govt passport office?
    Ask around for a convenient street corner.

    If safety or being discreet is an issue, go to a corruption officer’s home, they offer tea and cookies while you wait, and have better forgeries at a premium.

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