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Nov 12, 2013

Burgess says she is prepared to testify in Court

Alverine Burgess

So what happens next? Well Minister of State Edmund Castro has sued Alverine Burgess, but she’s not fazed in the slightest. In fact, she says that she is prepared and even anxious to tell her story in Court, because it is the truth and she’s prepared to stand behind it. Burgess claims that when she met Castro it was in his office at the Ministry of Works in Belmopan. But she says she never went there alone.


Alverine Burgess, Whistle-blower

“I am a Belizean by birth and I believe in God. And I know and Minister Castro knows that I had to pay him for every single visa application form that I handed him in his hand. I had to pay him two thousand dollars for each one and he knows that. And I know that and I am not making a false allegation. I am telling the truth and the sole truth.”


Dickie Bradley

“Even the procedure of going to his office?”


Alverine Burgess



Dickie Bradley

“So what happens from here now? What’s the situation? You’re just going to see how it develops.”


Alverine Burgess



Dickie Bradley

“You’re prepared to go to court and say these things to the judge?”


Alverine Burgess

“Yes…with my witnesses.”


Dickie Bradley

“You have contacted your witnesses and asked them?”


Alverine Burgess



Dickie Bradley

“You said to me that there’s a person in Belmopan who saw you going into the Minister’s office on many occasions? That witness will come to court?”


Alverine Burgess

“More than one witness…”


Dickie Bradley

“They’ll come to court?”


Alverine Burgess

(Nodding yes…)


On the Dickie Bradley Show Burgess also provided much more detail on the very lucrative visa scam, from start to finish. We’ll have more in Wednesday’s newscast. 

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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7 Responses for “Burgess says she is prepared to testify in Court”

  1. Concern says:

    Look at what is happening with land in the Ministry of Natural resources. It takes high ranking officials to acquire a property. This is no small fry thing, like the PM alluded to in an interview he did in the USA. It takes the Minister to make the request, and to see it through to the end. Only they can flip a title so fast from one person to the other. Junior officers are not the one doing that, check all the head of section that document have to pass through before it reaches the commissioner’s desk. Using a poor man’s name like that, who doesn’t have a clue what his name is being used for is just tantamount to treason. Then we had the rose wood and now we have the visa scam. If we are not careful our sense of justice will become numb to corruption and it will seem like a normal everyday thing. This crowd should call election now, for they have totally disgraced Belize and us.

  2. MIZZ BARROW says:

    Go girl go. Speak the truth, sink the little bastard Castro. The boy looks like a weasel, acts like a weasel, so he must be a…………..

    Whatever you do, please do not involve mi bredda because all he did was give the green light to Penner and Castro. He never really wanted any of the monies he got from Castro, but Castro insisted. Mi bredda is an innocent man.

  3. Bzn says:

    I am eager to find out who is advising this lady

    I wonder if she is aware that she is implicating herself to many different crimes…

    The sad thing is maybe some of the story is true but what will happen to her when she is taken to court and the rest of the story doesnt pan out?

    Will the people who are encouraging her to do this still be at her side??

    In my personal view she is asking for fame but going about it in all the wrong ways.

    She needs to have some security for her own good

  4. Elgin Martinez says:

    Burgesss got more balls than Barrow.Maybe you should be appointed as Attorney General.

  5. Elgin Martinez says:

    Belizeans need to rise above party lines and see corruption for what it is.

  6. sickntired says:

    It sound to me like piple di try threaten dis lady. Castro betta mek sure she stay ok addawise if sonthing happen to she we weh all pan he. Unu no hear di lady get frighten by the americans and das why she di talk.

  7. Rod says:

    In my books you are A hero alvarine you should be given the Medal of Honor or Betta yet confiscate all a thieving Castro bank accounts and distribute it to all the poor people and some to alvarine.

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