By BBN Staff: The National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) took issue yesterday with the back-to-back reports of Minister’s sons getting in trouble with the law and not facing the level of consequences that “ordinary” Belizeans would face.
The association noted with concern the situation with Kenzel Hulse, son of Minister Godwin Hulse, assaulting the mother of his child and the apparent miscarriage of justice by authorities after the fact.
‘The following day she made a second report in which the officer did not record parts of her statement that referred to gunpoint! The fact that the alleged perpetrator was Minister Godwin Hulse’s son raises severe flags of blatant favoritism and corruption, suggesting and confirming that certain ones are “above the law!” Any “ordinary” citizen, according to our laws, would have automatically been remanded to prison!’ the NEAB said.
The NEAB also expressed its outrage over the controversial comments made by Jumoke Castro, directed at Shasta Wade, manager of Plus TV and wife of Pastor Louis Wade. The association said that Castro’s comments had lowered the bar for moral depravity in Belize and noted that entities such as the United Democratic Party need to do more than just condemn these actions and make tangible efforts to address the issues.
“We call upon all Government Ministers and all relevant authorities, including the Commissioner of Police, to speak out, to take vigorous action and apply the laws of Belize against abusive threats and behavior now and whenever it arises among their ranks, according to the laws of Belize. Please prove to the nation that the laws of Belize apply equally to all Belizeans,” the NEAB added.