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Hezbollah caught in Vehicle with Belize Plates

By Jose A. Sanchez On Thursday August 28th, Police in Cancun, Mexico searched a Mercedez Benz with Belize license plates BCC-4400. It was being driven by Hacsam Elsayetd and in the vehicle were three other passengers, including two females. It is believed they went into Mexico legally at the checkpoint at Subtiniente Lopez. These terrorists belong to the group “Hezbollah” themselves who live in Belize according to data released necessarily had to enter the checkpoint Lieutenant Lopez. It is not yet known if the suspects carried Belizean passports. Mexican authorities are aware that Belize is being used as a base […]


EXPOSED: Covering up the Penner Incident

So late last year I noted Why nothing may happen with the UDP Immigration Scandal, and we got proof of it from Channel 5 News. It seems that this Government is willing to go to any lengths to cover up their criminal activity. How much longer will Belize keep tolerating this kind of behavior? It is almost six months since former Minister of State with responsibility for Immigration Elvin Penner was removed from Cabinet for his role in the illegal issuance of a passport to South Korean fugitive sitting in a Taiwanese jail. There have been allegations of multiple investigations, […]


When the Senate of Belize played to bypass a call for Investigation into Criminal Activity

With all the current issues ongoing with the Corruption in the Immigration Department where Mr Penner sold Belizean Citizenship to a Criminal in Jail which has blown up int the face of the current UDP Government. It seems to us that the PM is doing all he can to cover it up and to make the problem go away. On the 5th of November in a Sitting of the Senate where an Investigation was called for, it seems that the person sitting at the table in the center of the floor leaning over and in a low tone tell the […]


Dirty Scandal… No Action 1

By Audrey Matura-Shepherd It is possible that a person’s mind and/or a nation’s psyche could be so saturated with the negatives and scandals that they just become desensitized, sinister, or fatigued that they just cannot deal with it anymore? However, for a person or nation to reach that point it has to be that internally, their reasoning mechanism just cannot or does not want to process one more thing, because the psyche is now detecting it is the new norm it is dealing it, not as a mind-boggling, shocking, jerk –you-out-of-your-senses event. For some reason it seems that this is […]


Why South Korea, Taiwan and Belize can't let this Big Man blow over like wah lee breeze 3

By Jose A. Sanchez A big man’s game   Perhaps September is the month that will allow some people to recognize the value of nationality, of being Belizean. That value allows over 350,000 people to belong to a land, to have a kindred spirit to all the square miles that our borders allow. That value is inhaled in the air we breathe, felt in the fertility of the soil, consumed by the food on the land and it consumes us when we return to the earth. Belize belongs to us much as we belong to Belize. But intrinsic value is oft […]


Dual Nationality

27. A citizen of Belize by birth or descent who acquires the citizenship of any other country may, if the laws of the other country so permit and at his option, retain his citizenship of Belize. 28. The National Assembly may make provision, not inconsistent with this Part, in respect of citizenship, including provision for- (a) the acquisition of citizenship of Belize by persons who are not eligible or who are no longer eligible to become citizens of Belize under this Part; (b) depriving any person of his citizenship of Belize; (c) the renunciation by any person of his citizenship […]


Voters Not So Sure About Double Election

But is the public ready to face two ballots at the polls on March seventh? Today our intern Robin Schaffer took to the streets this afternoon to ask a few pedestrians if they knew and if they were ready. She found a mixed bag of public opinion:.. Robin Schaffer “Do you heard that both elections; the general and municipal will be on the 7th March?” Interviewee 1 “Yes I heard it.” Robin Schaffer “What’s your reaction to that? Do you think it’s a good idea?” Interviewee 1 “Anyone will do.” Robin Schaffer “Is it encouraging you to vote? Do you […]


Votes 4 Citizenship Program 3

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of every day life in Belize there is something happening and most of the people aren’t really paying attention. Our Belizean Citizenship is being marketed away to anyone that promises to gain votes for the upcoming elections. We all know that this is a normal thing in Belize, but this is honestly the first time that I have seen it done this way, so blatantly open and in your face; defiant of the laws and constitution of the country. It’s like they know something that we don’t that is allowing them to do as […]


Director Of Immigration Says It's All above Board

7NewsBelize Wed, January 18, 2012 Of course, the Director has a lot on her hands right now. She’s presiding over an office that is being besieged on a daily basis in the run-up to the close of registration. In fact, that office was open until the late hours last night working on the mad rush of applications for citizenship. Still, she’s not shrinking away from the tough questions, and that’s because she says nothing out of the way is happening – even if her staffers are processing applications ’round about midnight. She told us today that she is grateful that […]