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Oct 15, 2013

Penner is to respond to request for resignation by Wednesday

Elvin Penner

So what of the man in the hot, dark seat? Elvin Penner earned distinction in 2008 when he became the first Mennonite to be elected to the House of Representatives. But now he is a public and political pariah – caught up in the middle of an immigration scam which may eventually result in criminal prosecution. Penner is currently in Guatemala, seeking medical treatment for hypertension and blinding headaches – or at least that’s his story. PM Barrow says that he spoke via phone to Penner just before the briefing today, and told him he prefers Penner’s decision by Wednesday afternoon.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

Dean Barrow

“I believe he was, he must have been taken aback, but he was cool. He insisted again that he was there getting treatment so there was no explosion; there was no quarrelling; there was no saying oh you people have stabbed me in the back…nothing of this sort. He wanted to know what the options are and I told him exactly what I have said in terms of the constitution that unless he resigns or crosses the floor, or recall referendum succeeds, nobody can force him out of the seat, but that we are asking him for the sake of the party to please voluntarily resign. He wanted to know what the mood of the people was when I was out there on the weekend and we agreed that I would call him later this afternoon and he could perhaps then be in a better position to give me some indication of whether he would honor the party’s call to resign. That’s where we left things.”

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4 Responses for “Penner is to respond to request for resignation by Wednesday”

  1. Joe Blank says:

    LOL! These two idiots know what the mood of the people is. You stole that seat by packing it with illegal aliens. And u still only got home by 17 votes. The logic of delusional people is truly delusional. Barrow has a big problem now. More than enough people are no longer afraid of his South Side Ghetto bullying ways. He is done, sooner than later, and he knows it. They are just buying time to”tidy” the place.

  2. criminal magnet says:

    hang in there Elvin Penner.

    Enjoy your time while not in prison.
    Being the scape goat is what you were set up for, your UDP destiny.

    Prison for you, the rest of the rats are getting out of Dodge with their money.

    Besides prison time, if the fines are not too bad and you cooperate, your family might keep the house and not end up on the street.

    Do the correct thing, come clean. you did not commit all these sins.
    Can’t be forgiven if you do not tell the truth. something about honor.
    don’t commit suicide, just tell the truth, you can be forgiven.
    Don’t let the UDP betrayal be your destiny.

  3. Concern says:

    Hundreds of foreigners were seen around Penner, collecting papeles for land, nationality, and voters registration cards. It was released all in one sweep. Incidentally Montero openly delivered documents too. Yet the man Penner only won by 17 votes. You were betrayed then Senor Penner, the people didn’t want you then, don’t want you now, and don’t want any of you guys tomorrow. If you could face the people after this OPEN HUSTLING, you have a face of brass. Don’t be delusional, come clean and tell the people the truth. We already know about the quota visa scandal, so just fill in the blanks, by giving us the names of those ministers involved, and how much people were receiving these visas. Don’t go down alone! We saw John rubbing his head cause the man have headache. Do the honorable thing! Just do it now!

  4. Another Belizean says:

    It was the money part of the million dollars that Kim paid, which Mrs. Rocio Penner Chan used to make her (humble) anniversary party and her daughter’s birthday party. Ja ja, want to see her face now, used to walk in the clouds and ignore poor people. THis is called divine justice.

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