February 15, 2017

The Senate Special Select Committee convened once again in the Chamber of the  National Assembly of Belize in Belmopan, to progress with their investigation into the Auditor General’s Special Visa and other findings Report on the Immigration and Nationality Department for the period 2011-2013.

Today’s hearing commenced at 10:30 A.M, with Ms. Teresita Castellanos, Former Finance Officer at the Immigration Department, accompanied by her Attorney, Mr. Brandon Usher to take the witness stand. The committee continued on interrogating  Ms. Castellanos with numerous questions that they hadn’t asked her at last week’s hearing.

Second to take the witness stand was Mr. George Reynolds, Officer in Charge of the Immigration Department, Dangriga Branch. He appeared before the Committee without an Attorney. The Committee asked Mr. Reynolds various questions as well up until the hearing was adjourned at  2:10 P.M.

 All Committee Members were present at today hearing, Chairman- Senator Aldo Salazar,  Senator Carla Barnett, Senator Elena Smith, Senator Eamon Courtenay, Senator Markhelm Lizarraga and Senator Ashley Rocke.