Woman charged over undocumented workers

vlcsnap-2014-08-08-19h39m51s179A bar owner from Ladyville must pay $2,000 in fines, after being found to employ persons who were not in possession of a valid temporary employment permit. 20 year old Martha Rodriguez, the owner of Daisy’s Cool Spot in Ladyville, Belize District, pleaded guilty to the charge in Magistrate’s Court this morning. On each count she was fined $1,000. Immigration officers visited the establishment around 4:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, and found two Honduran women, a mother and daughter, working as waitresses. But when they were questioned, they were unable to produce working documents, leading to charges for their employer.

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