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Oct 15, 2013

P.M. offended by suggestion of corruption within his government

Dean Barrow

With the decision, the evidence and the recall out of the way, the PM also fielded other queries and suggestions. One of those is that Penner has enjoyed the protection of the U.D.P. thus far because if he falls, he might not go alone. There are persistent and credible reports that other ministers are partaking in what amounts to institutionalized hustling – in visa, nationality and passport facilitation and sales. Last week, PM Barrow admitted that he has heard reports that other U.D.P. Ministers are involved in the visa hustle. He even went so far as to say that he has implored his ministers in Cabinet to “for god sakes stop,” because that would cause the fall of the government. But with all that, today the PM bristled at the suggestion of corruption, and was offended at the thought.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Certainly the evidence that the minister has uncovered shows no, not even the slightest, indication of any other minister being involved in any kind of passport scheme such as is suggested Penner may have been involved in. If your premise, your terribly flawed premise, were even to be correct, if we were as you put it trying to protect Penner. And I say it again for the record; I reject that phraseology, in order to safeguard other ministers, why would we stop now? How on earth would you have gotten to know of what it is that minister Hulse and two of his most senior, most trusted officials have now discovered. The point is Jules that while as politicians we can’t say to you that we will cavalierly ignore pitfalls and considerations that could cause us to see a reversal in our political fortunes, ultimately in the final analysis, we will do the right thing, cost us what it may.”


Late this evening, the Cayo Northeast constituency issued its own release saying it is ready for fresh elections. According to the U.D.P., the committee supports the Barrow’s demand for Penner’s resignation.

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10 Responses for “P.M. offended by suggestion of corruption within his government”

  1. Joe Blank says:

    Corruption is truly color blind. Let’s not pull any punches. When Musa was hustling the Union Bosses were leading the herd in a charge on the streets. Now tepid hot air. There is a long trail of corruption following this gov’t, starting with the man at the top, his ex-wife, his son, and his relatives. When Musa did it, he was a crook and to quote the Hon. Dean Barrow: “a thieving SOB”? Will someone tell me what’s different here. This man has gotten a pass for a long time for one and one reason only. U do the math! They are all jumping ship now including Evan X now that the stench has become overwhelming.

  2. criminal magnet says:

    the man of steel is offended?

    the emperor has no clothes.

    ready for the showers in Hattieville

    the whole criminal UDP enterprise needs to be dismantled.

  3. More Beano for Deano says:

    offended? crocodile tears

    we will do the right thing, cost us what it may.”
    that will be first.

    so far, it has cost the country a bundle, besides bilking the treasury, what’s next?

  4. give up your law practice says:

    reading your equivocation, I find it to be quite a contortion at best. Clarity and transparency are not your strong skills.

    You must be hiding something, these skills would be a detriment.

    Are you the one that told Penner to sign undated official documents in behalf of a criminal conspiracy? just say yes or no; skip the BS.

  5. Rod says:

    You big thief judas

  6. Concern says:

    Dean started the ship wrong from the start. He said my wife, my sons, my brother, my daughter must collect first through legal hustling. Nepotism ruled. We take it that no other Lawyer is even quarter as good as the Barrows. All the other ministers saw this greed for money, and they found ways REAL FAST, how to get a piece of the action elsewhere. Barrow couldn’t control the hungry wolves, because they told the boss openly; “We see what your are collecting and we need to collect too.”

    The simple analogy, if you cannot be seen to be clean, you cannot whip other into doing the right thing. You Barrow, by your example gave them the upper hand. Your job now is to say, these are the names of those who have betrayed the Belizean trust and let justice prevail.

  7. BZE says:

    Thanks everyone for their comments, but i guess its nothing different all talks and no action.

    STOP IT. and lets get some action going.

  8. Love says:

    The PM should not be offended because he said; “U.D.P. Ministers are involved in the visa hustle. He even went so far as to say that he has implored his ministers in Cabinet to “for god sakes stop,”

    I love his analogy more, not my words;” If you hang out with Ali Baba and the 40 thieves, YOU MUST BE ONE OF THEM!”

    He is hanging out with the thieves, and is even demanding of us to; ” PLEASE KEEP THE THIEVES EMPLOYED!” God forbid if this gang was to grow to 40 in number!

  9. Al Rich says:

    Put of his own mouth this PM says that he knows there is a visa scam going on and is masterminded by his own ministers. If he has this much information about the visa scam then he knows who the ministers are.

    Out of his own mouth came the confirmation that his government is corrupt, daaah. Belize is billed as a democratic country, guess what that is a sheep in wolf clothing. This country is under a dictatorship. Just look at how all his puppets are not jumping through hoops, they are standing still waiting for the next command fro PM Hitler Barrow.

    Don’r be surprise if one day you wake up and herded into consecration camp by those who bought your country from the UDP.

  10. Moses Sulph says:

    Belize Pharaoh Vs Egypt Pharaoh, Egypt’s was given many warning, did he heed the warnings? No he did no, He believe he was mighty, untouchable and arrogant, hence after the many warning and plagues Pharaoh of Egypt was brought to his knees, he was humbled by the God he did not believe exist, the God who was watching the oppression he keep the people living in, while he and his family and close friends lived in luxury.

    We have Modern Pharaoh and when they refuse to listen to the warnings, the same God is able to make them humble, confounded and brought to shame. You cannot seek to destroy, victimize or discredit messengers of the truth and believe you will get away with it. I have never seen the Pharaoh so humble in his public discussions. Not because you don’t believe in something means it don’t exist… Pharaoh You will be brought to your knees if you refuse to heed the warnings…

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