Will Elvin Penner suffer same fate as Max Samuels over visa scandal?

vlcsnap-2014-08-15-07h01m19s200Another matter that was addressed during the round table discussion is the matter concerning Ex Minister of State Elvin Penner and the infamous Passport Scandal. In late 2002 there was a similar incident where the late Max Samuels, the then Minister of Transport and Communications, was fingered for signing Nationality recommendations for people that never set foot in Belize. The Hon. Max Samuels got a slap on the wrist by the then PUP Administration, but kept his position as Government Minister. Then in early 2003 the US Embassy confirmed that it had cancelled Max Samuel’s visa, preventing him from travelling to the US. We asked Ambassador Moreno if the US Embassy will do the same in the case of Elvin Penner. Again we cannot disclose the full essence of his comment as we were not allowed to record; however we did not get a definite yes or no. He did tell us that that question might be something better addressed by Elvin Penner himself.


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