It should really be interesting when you get stopped by the Coast Guard and given a ticket for not having a valid license. It would seem that two people in the same office could give the same answer. Why is this so difficult?
Because it is Belize! One of the many charms actually. Guess what, if there were five people in the same office you would have five different answers.
And as to papashines friend being arrested, just remember there was most likely a different party or committee in power at the time.