Immigration


OAS to Host Forum on Migration and Development in the Americas

May 5, 2016 The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold this Friday, May 6 the Forum “Migration and Development in the Americas: towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda” with the participation of foreign ministers, experts and senior officials working on the issue in the hemisphere. The inaugural session will feature the participation of the Vice President and Foreign Minister of Panama, Isabel De Saint Malo de Alvarado; the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro; the Executive Director of the Young American Business Trust (YABT), Valerie Lorena and the President of the Committee on Migration Issues (CAM), Daniel Cámara. WHAT: […]

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Belize and the Immigration Hustle

By Jerome Straughan In either late 2007 or early, just before the election, I wrote an article for the Amandala titled: “What Kind of State”. The article explored what kind of country Belize had become and addressed issues such as corruption and immigration. This is a section of the article that dealt with immigration, and I am now wondering how much things have changed since then. Feel free to comment on what I wrote. Immigration We must look at the role of migration in helping to shape the kind of state Belize has become. This is in consideration of the […]


Why nothing may happen with the UDP Immigration Scandal 3

Wonder why the Penner/UDP Immigration Hustle is getting nowhere? Meet the team that is doing the Investigation: Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse – Godwin Hulse is a U.D.P. Senator and a Minister in the Barrow administration. He was sworn in on March fourteenth, 2012. He was not elected and serves no constituency. His portfolio was given to him by Prime Minister Dean Barrow, and it can be taken away by Prime Minister Dean Barrow. Appointed, not elected…he serves only at the whim of his boss, the Prime Minister. Godwin Hulse is the Minister of Immigration. He is heading the investigation […]


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 […]


Missing Plane from Belize found in Venezuela Busted for Drugs

7News On Friday’s news, we broke the story of a small plane, an Aero Commander 500 which had left Belize airspace without filing a flight plan, or making the required checks with customs and immigration – which is both illegal and suspicious. As we reported at the time, it left Belize from the Spanish Lookout airstrip on the afternoon of February 21st., without filing a flight plan – which would make it impossible to land anywhere legally. What made it even more suspicious is that the plane had been outfitted with extended range fuel tanks – enabling it to fly […]


Abstract of Statistics Belize 2012 Volume 1

Have you ever wondered which Immigrant group has the most population in Belize? We did, and here are the numbers that answer that question. Population by Urban/Rural, Sex and Country of Birth: 1991 and 2000 1991 Total Urban Rural Total % Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total 185,970 100 93,968 92,002 87,327 42,653 44,674 98,643 51,315 47,328 In Belize 160,163 86.1 80,111 80,052 78,362 38,242 40,120 81,801 41,869 39,932 United States of America 1,607 0.9 844 763 976 517 459 631 327 304 Mexico 2,558 1.4 1,433 1,125 638 342 296 1,920 1,091 829 Guatemala 10,696 5.8 […]


New Obama Rule shortens steps for Some Illegal Immigrants

DENVER – The Obama administration quietly issued a new rule this week designed to ease the pathway to legal status for many of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants by allowing them to sidestep a legal requirement that they apply for a visa in their home country and wait – the same painstaking, time consuming and expensive process that millions of foreigners seeking to legally enter the U.S. each year endure. Under the terms of the Clinton-era law, illegal aliens must return to their country of origin to apply for a visa, and remain outside the United States for specified period […]


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 […]