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Publication Date: July 6, 2008
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Is The West Going Wild?

Three Murders In Four Days In Western Belize


SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,
District, Thursday, July 3,2008:
A father and his teenaged son from
the western village of Calla Creek
were today murdered on the
roadside in their home village.
San Ignacio police reports that it
was shortly after 6:00 a.m., on
Thursday, July 3, when they received


the first report of the presence of two
apparently dead male persons inside
the cab of a red Toyota pickup with
white pan on the roadside in Calla
Creek Village about a mile from the
police substation in Bullet Tree Falls
Village.
Police immediately rushed to the
scene where they encountered the


Fuentes Fatally Stabbed Many Times


SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo
District, Thursday, July 3,2008:
San Ignacio police are this week
grappling with three new murder
cases bringing the total thus far to
seven.
Information on the first murder of
the week reached San Ignacio Police


shortly after 7:00 a.m., on Monday,
June 30.
The report informed of the presence
of a suspected dead male person
lying on the ground near the Victor
Galvez Stadium on Buena Vista Street
in San Ignacio.
Police rushed to the scene where


two lifeless bodies
inside the cab of the
vehicle. The driverwas
slumped on the lap
of the younger male
passenger.
The victims of this
latest murder were
identified as Angel
Xis, 41, and his son
Marco Tulio Xis, 18,
both Belizean laborers.
Preliminary inspection


The red & white Toyota Truck in which in the
Xis brothers and their father were traveling


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PRINCESS HOTEL & CASINO,
Belize City, Monday, June 23,
2008:
Public Service Day 2008 in Belize
was held on Monday, June 23 with
the various departments of the public
service simultaneously organizing
centralized activities countrywide to
commemorate the day.
This year's Public Service Day was
celebrated under the theme: "The
Belize Public Service, Informing Santa Elena's Jose Lotiff,
Santa Elena's Jose Lotiff,
and Empowering the Community Audit Department,
with Sustainable Services". Audit Department,
In Belize City, official long service Over 25 years of service
award ceremonies were held inside Mistress of ceremony for the
the Kings Room of the Princess occasion was former public officer,
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with students from the music class of


'he Deceased
Augustin Grijalva Fuentes, 47
striped T-shirt, green long pants and
wearing a pair of brown boots.
Police observed multiple stab wounds
to the chest and both hands and when
he was turned over, several stab
wounds were also visible on the back.
The individual was transported to
the San Ignacio Town Hospital where
he was officially pronounced dead
and placed inside the morgue. He was
later identified as Guatemalan,


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of the bodies inside the vehicle
revealed thatAngel Xis received what
appears to be a gun shot wound to
the upper left arm, a large cut wound
to the left arm, gunshot wounds to the
center and upper portion of the back,
left foot and left knee. Marco Tulio
Xis was found with injuries to the right
lower portion of the back and to the
back of the head.
A third person in the vehicle at the
time of the incident, William Arnold
Xis, 12, son of the deceased Angel
Xis, informed police that he was
traveling in the back of the vehicle
driven by his father with his elder
brother in the passenger seat as they
were making their way to San Ignacio.
He told the police that it was shortly
after 6:00 a.m., when they were
ambushed by a group of about 5
masked men, two of whom were
armed with shotguns and one with a
military rifle.
The attackers reportedly spoke


Going Wild?
with that distinct Guatemalan
Spanish accent as they demanded
money. Upon sensing danger, the boy
jumped out of the back of the vehicle
and ran for safety while the attackers
were focusing their attention on his
father and brother in the front of the
vehicle. In the process of escaping
he received a cut wound to the right
hand.
Police recovered from the scene
9 expended M16 shells and 4 empty
20 gauge cartridges all reportedly
bearing markings linking them to
neighboring Guatemala.
The deceased Angel Xis and his son
Marco Tulio are bother and nephew
respectively of Police Constable
#983 Isidro Xis presently attached
to the San Ignacio Police Detachment.
While police were out investigating
this double murder, Amilcar Shish
and his father David Shish were at
the station reporting that even before
the attack on the Xis father and sons;
Amilcar was driving his pickup truck


on the Calla Creek road with his
father David Shish, 65yrs, Belizean
farmer, on the passenger side when
they came upon three armed masked
men on the roadside attempting to stop
them. Instead of stopping Shish
accelerated the vehicle. The gunmen
reportedly began shooting at the
moving vehicle.
The father, who was seated on the
passenger side of the vehicle, received
injuries just above the right eye, right
temple and left side of the neck while
the son escaped unhurt.
The injured father was transported
to the San Ignacio hospital where he
was treated and released.


Although the expended ammunition
found on the scene of the Xis incident
reportedly bears Guatemalan
markings, the western composite
(BDF/Police) patrol in the area later
came upon 4 Belizean male persons,
from neighboring Bullet Tree Falls
Village all of whom were detained and
are being held for questioning.
These two incidents follow closely
on the heels of last week's report in
which five primary school teachers
were ambushed and robbed by
a group of armed gunmen while
the teachers were on their way
to begin the school day in Arenal
Village.


Fuentes Fatally Stabbed Many Times


naturalized Belizean, Augustin Grij alva
Fuentes, 47, laborer of a nearby
Cahal Pech Area address in San
Ignacio Town.
The 52 year old estranged common
law wife informed the police that she
last saw the deceased alive at around
3:00 o' clock the previous evening of


Sunday, June 29.
The legally required post mortem
examination was conducted on
Tuesday, July 1, by forensic
specialist, Dr. Mario Estradabran
who certified the cause of death as
exsanguinations resulting from
external and internal bleeding due to
multiple stab wounds.
Police are yet to make an arrest in
this latest case of suspected murder
as investigation continues.
San Ignacio's police first murder file
for 2008 was opened on April 20,
with the death of Jose Luis Garcia
who was found with a single stab
wound to the abdomen, on a Sunday
evening, in front of the post office in
San Ignacio. The investigation led to
the prompt arrest oflsmael Pulido
who is currently on remand at the
Hattieville Prison awaiting trial.
The second incident was recorded
3 days later, on April 23, with the
shooting death of Victor "Skully"
Castellanos, 20, at the Cinco
Banderas Club in Santa Elena Town.
Castellanos was shot in an alleged
robbery attempt. In this incident the
proprietor of the establishment,
Benjamin Mendez, was arrested
and charged for manslaughter.
The third incident took place 9
days later when at round 6:00 a.m.,
on Friday, May 2, the lifeless body of
Feliciano Mancia Martinez was
found, face downwards, in a drain on
Teodocio Ochoa Street in San Ignacio
Town. Two months later an arrest
is yet to be made as investigation
continues.
It was 9 days later, on May 11, when
the lifeless body of San Ignacio
resident, Ali Orlando Flores, 36,
was found at the corner of 8t and
Guadalupe Streets in San Ignacio
Town, a few yards from his mother's
house. Flores' body was found with
multiple stab wounds and large cut
across the neck. Again, no arrest has
been made while the investigation
continues.
It's been a full 50 days since the last
incident of suspected murder was
reported within the community of San
Ignacio and Santa Elena and four
days later the community records
murder number six and seven in the
case of the double murder of Angel
Xis and his teenage son Marco Tulio
Xis.


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organization, wasestablished in November 2004 and has funds
available through the Debt for Nature
Swamp Funds to be administered to community based and
non-gvernmentalorganizations through a grants process. The
Foundation's main objective is to promote the protection and
maintenance of Belize's protected areas.

The PACT Foundation Announces its


2008 CALL FOR PROPOSALS


Priority Areas for Funding must be in relation to

terrestrial protected areas management including:
* Protected Areas Protection, Education, and Equipment
* Protected Areas Training
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Past recipients may apply.
For Application Forms and General Information, contact
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Technical Programme Coordinator
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SACRED HEART COLLEGE
P.O. BOX 163,
SAN IGNACIO, CAYO, BELIZE.
PHONE: (501)824 -2102; 824- 2758
FAX: 824 3759.


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Sacred Heart College, San Ignacio invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the full time
position of Accountant/Director of Finance of Sacred Heart College. The position will be effective
1st September 2008.
The Finance Director will be expected to:
Assist in budget preparation, monitoring and control
Assist in preparation of financial reports
Assist in analysis of monthly financial statements
Supervise the college's Accounting Department staff
Supervise payroll processes and related activities within the college system.
The Director of Finance will be a person who:
is self-reliant, creative, innovative, proactive, decisive, and enthusiastic;
has excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
holds high personal and professional standards;
has in-depth knowledge of word processing, Internet, databases and spreadsheet and accounting
software applications;
has the ability to provide leadership, and
has the ability to work as ateam member and be effective in relationships with others at all levels within
the organization.
Education and Experience: Preference will be given to applicants who possess a Bachelor's Degree in
Accounting (or related field) from an accredited institution, at least four years experience in a financial
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Remuneration: In accordance with pay scales approved by the Ministry of Education.
Application Deadline: July 25, 2008
Send or deliver completed application letter and resume to:
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Board of Governors
Sacred Heart College
P. 0. Box 163,
Joseph Andrews Drive,
San Ignacio, Cayo District


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Who passed away four sad years ago
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Robbery At San Ilnacio Resort Hotel An Unsolved Mystery


SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo
District, Friday, July 4,2008:
One week after the reported armed
robbery at San Ignacio Resort Hotel,
the incident remains on the growing
stock of unsolved mysteries.
It was shortly after 3:00 a.m. last
Friday, June 25, when the hotel
security officers, Geston and
Sheldon Guzman (no relation -
different Guzmans) reported to
police that about half an hour earlier
Sheldon was in the dinning room area
of the hotel when he was approached
by an armed masked man who
pointed a hand gun at him and ordered
him to remain quiet and to lie on the
floor.
Fearing for his life, Sheldon
reportedly complied with the order
when a shot was fired.
Immediately after the shot went
off the masked man reportedly
escorted him outside in a back area
of the hotel near the swimming pool's
storage room where he reportedly
asked for an escape route. He
followed the directions given by
Sheldon and fled the scene.


WESTERN


Entrance to the lobby of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel
While Sheldon was reportedly approached by another armed
re-entering the hotel and waking masked male person who took him
towards the front desk, he was behind the counter where he

Nelson Mandela Taken Off US


BBC News, London, Thursday,
July 3,2008:
Nelson Mandela was South
Africa's first post-apartheid-
era president
US President George W. Bush


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has signed a bill removing Nelson
Mandela and South African leaders
from the US terrorwatch list, officials
say.
Mr. Mandela and ANC party
members will now be able to visit the
US without a waiver from the
secretary of state.
The African National Congress
(ANC) was designated as a terrorist
organisation by South Africa's old
apartheid regime.
A US senator said the new
legislation was a step towards
removing the "shame of
dishonouring this great leader".
'Rather embarrassing'
Under the legislation, members of
the ANC could travel to the United
Nations headquarters in New York
but not to Washington DC or other
parts of the United States.
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice had called the
restrictions a "rather embarrassing
matter that I still have to waive
in my own counterpart, the
foreign minister of South Africa,


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Andrea, the new bride, arrived on
honeymoon at the San Ignacio
Resort Hotel.
She was a bit embarrassed to be
known as a honeymooner.
As she and her new husband were
unloading the SUV in the parking lot
at the hotel she shared this sentiment
with her husband Antonio.


"Is there anything you can do to
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married a long time?" asked
Andrea.
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"Put this suit case on your head
and carry this one in your hand
then follow me as I walk empty
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Taking Care Of Her Newest Asset


Granny Jane was standing at the
railing of the cruise ship holding her
hat tight so that it would not blow
away in the wind.
A man approached her and said,
"Pardon me, madam. I do not
want you to think that I am
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did you know that your dress Is
blowing up in this high wind?"
"Yes, I know," said Granny Jane,
The Pain Can
"I'll have to pull out the aching
tooth", said the dentist to the patient
"but there is no need to worry, it
will take just five minutes."
"And how much will that cost
me?" asked the patient.
"That will be $90.00" responded


"But I need both hands to hold on
to this hat."
"But madam, you must know
that you are not wearing any
underwear and your butt is
exposed!" said the man in earnest.
Granny Jane looked down and
then back up at the man and replied,
"Sir, anything you see back there
Is 85 years old. I just bought this
hat yesterday!"
Be Prolonged
the dentist.
"$90. 00 forjust five minutes of
work?" complained the patient.
"It's all up to you" responded the
dentist "I can pull it out much,
much slower if you like", said the
dentist.


reportedly encountered his colleague
Security Officer, Geston Guzman,
handcuffed and lying on the floor with
a towel over his head.
The armed masked man reportedly
ordered Sheldon to open the cash
register and proceeded to remove its
contents amounting to about $400.00.
The assailant then asked for the keys
to the other locker in the area but he
was reportedly informed that they
were not available. He then fled the
scene.
Despite reports of only $400.00
taken from the cash register, police
informed their investigation
is pointing more towarsa a loss of
$2,100.00 in cash as well as a .38
Smith and Wesson revolver.
Police is asking anyone with
information that could assist in this
matter to please contact the nearest
police station.

Terrorist List


Nelson Mandela, 89
not to mention the great leader
Nelson Mandela."
South Africa's apartheid
government banned the ANC in
1960, imprisoning or forcing into
exile its leaders.
Mr. Mandela, who turns 90 this
month, was released in 1990 after
spending 27 years in prison.
He then became the country's first
post-apartheid-era president, before
retiring after serving one term in
office.


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Your Horoscope &' Lucky Number


T Aries
AR 21-APR 20
You're putting so much energy
and intensity into all that you do,
you can't possibly fail. You're
incredibly sharp and nothing
seems to escape your notice.
Lucky day: Saturday, Lucky
Number: 24

U Taurus
APR 21-MAY 21
If you're glum and keep telling
yourself you won't succeed, you will
attract negative luck your way.
Conversely, believe you will win and
you will bring good things into your
life. Good fortune forecast on:
Wednesday, Lucky Number: 5

hL Gemini
MAY 22-JUNE 21
A train of events could lead
to something special and
you will realize afterwards how
everything was linked to
bring about this achievement.
Expectluck on: Saturday, Lucky
Number: 8


i Cancer
JUNE 22-JUL 22
Emphasis on your sign empowers
you to achieve your dreams and
desires; you attract good luck in
your life now and you make it
look easy while doing so! Best
day for luck: Thursday, Lucky
Number: 13

&c Leo
JUL 23-AUG 23
Your time seems to be consumed
by tasks and responsibilities that
need to be done rather than things
that are important to you. You've
got your priorities all wrong. Good
day for luck: Friday, Lucky Number:
20

UIJ Virgo
AUG 24-SEP 22
If you're starting to feel as if life is
passing you by, this is the time to do
something definite to change this. Be
sure you make your own choices and
focus on the things you're really
interested in. Fortunate on: Monday
Lucky Number: 2


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SEP 23-OCT 23
You can change your future and sculpt
your life as you want it to be by
changing the way you think and act.
It might be risky to start something
big and bold but sometimes the risk
is worth it. Good day for luck:
Sunday Lucky Number: 11

u uScorpio
OCT 24-NOV 22
Travel is a strong possibility
now. Life is changing for
the better. Communications are
meaningful andyou're likely to be
making some big stepsintheright
direction. Good fortune forecast on:
Wednesday Lucky Number: 4

/ Sagittarius
NOV 23-DEC 21
Splashing out on having fun and
overindulging in life's pleasures is
occasionally good for you. Staying fit
and healthy means being more
sensible about what you eat and do.
Best day for luck: Tuesday Lucky
Number: 25


ji Capricorn
DEC 22-JAN 20
You reach a crossroads and
important decisions are to be made.
Do you turn left or right? If you are
having problems making up your
mind, trust your instincts. Your
intuition won't let you down. Lucky
day: Sunday Lucky Number: 16


JAN 21 oFEB 18
Your week is likely to be geared
to fulfilling the needs of your
employer or towards finding a new
job if you're unemployed.It's a good
time to establish new patterns and
routines. Expect luck on: Friday
Lucky Number: 8

"* Pisces
FEB 19-MAR 20
Perseverance is the name of
the game. Don't give up.
Whatever your goal, keep at it.
The results you want will
happen as long as you keep trying.
Fortunate on: Monday Lucky
Number: 1


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SACRED HEART COLLEGE INC.
P.O. BOX 163,
SAN IGNACIO, CAYO, BELIZE.
PHONE: (501)824 -2102; 824- 2758
FAX: 824 3759.
Vacancy exist at Sacred Heart College for
the post of:

1 Full Time English Teacher

A professional background in education would be an
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Minimum Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Deadline for Application: July 11, 2008

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SANTA ELENA TOWN, Cayo
District, Tuesday, July 1, 2008:
Fire Fighter, Michael Anthony
Wills, another victim of the wave of
senseless murders plaguing this once
peaceful jewel of ours, was today, July
1, laid to rest with full honors, on the
exact day of his birth 40 years ago.
Officer Wills' life came to an abrupt
end shortly after 10:00 p.m., on
Thursday, June 26, as he was inside
the Cool Place Restaurant situated at
the corer of San Antonio Road and
Staines Alley in Orange Walk Town,
a short distance for the fire station
where he worked.
Reports indicate that a lone armed
male person of dark complexion,
wearing a grey rain coat with a hood
concealing his face, entered the
establishment. The intruder, armed
with what appeared to be a 9
millimeter pistol, demanded money
and the proprietor of the establishment
promptly handed over approximately
300 dollars in cash from the register.
During the incident, a struggle
reportedly ensued between Officer
Wills and the assailant which is said
to have resulted in Wills losing
balance and falling to the floor at
which point the gunman pulled the
trigger thereby shooting the fire fighter
in the left side of the chest at close
range. The assailant rode away on a
bicycle and disappeared into the night.
MichaelAnthony Wills or "Mark
Wills", as he was affectionately
known, was bor on July 1, 1968, in


Michael Anthony Wills
"Mark Wills"
SUNRISE: July 1, 1968
SUNSET June 26, 2008
the village of Guinea Grass, Orang
WalkDistrict.
He joined the Fire Department
years ago in the year 2000. He i
described by his supervisor an
scolleagues as a cheerful, dedicate
and hard working Fire Fighter wh


will be truly missed by his friends and
colleagues in the department.
Officer Wills is survived by his wife,
Evelita Pulido Wills (RuralHealth
Nurse -Northern Regional
Hospital Orange Walk Town).
He is also survived by three sons
Richie, Robin and Elwyn Wills.
He is additionally survived by his
mother Clara Bol, father Joel Wills,
one brother Herman Wills and a
host of other relative and countless
e friends.


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Just When You Thik That Lie Is Not Deang You A Good Hand, Think!!


Amidst all the hustle and bustle
of every day life the possibility
of overlooking the challenges
confronting fellow human beings is
sometimes lost in the mix.
If it were not for following up
today's double murder in the western
village of Calla Creek, we might not
have known that residents living on
the other side of the Mopan River in
this village have been going without a
bridge for over a month.
The people must resort to waddling
in knee high water to get to the other
side of the river. On our visit to the
area today, we stopped at a little shop
on the bank of the river to ask for
directions. A few minutes later two


decently dressed, barefooted
teenaged girls arrived. It was
somewhat strange for us, to see young
girls barefooted. When one of us
asked about their shoes, they told us
that it was in their school bags. We
did not ask any further question about
them being barefooted. We got up
and headed to the hammock bridge
only to find out that there was no
hammock bridge in place. We
returned to the shop and the girls told
us that the bridge had washed away
about a month ago and when we
asked how we could get to the other
side, they pointed us toward the river
as they began making their way
down the bank after walking the


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Holding onto each other as they
venture into deeper waters
almost 2 miles from the Western
Highway into the village.
As they were making their way
down the river bank we realized why
they were bare footed. We watched
as they held hands and made their
way across the river on their way home
from school. They were followed
shortly thereafter by a lady with a
grown turkey under her arm she
simply headed for the river as if it was
no big deal. Her skirt was wet even
before she entered river thereby
indicating that she might have kept on
the wet piece of clothing from her first
crossing of the river sometime earlier.
Several months ago, the hammock
bridge which serviced the community
was washed down the river by
flood. Under the pressure of an
approaching general election, the
structure was quickly replaced with
assistance from Belize Natural Energy
and that structure has obviously also
been washed away.


Why are these people not using
a dory to cross the river instead
of walking across it? What is
the solution to these people's
crossing challenge if every time
the bridge is replaced it is washed
away by the next flood?
This is definitely a matter that
requires careful study to arrive at
a solution by those with the
relevant expertise.
Writing this piece reminds us of
the time a few months ago when
a senior official of the Peoples' United
Party and member of the Royal Blue
Family confronted us inside
the Magistrate Court in San Ignacio
and when we asked for him to adivse
the then Prime Minister, Said Musa
of the employment condition at the
construction site of the Vaca Dam
whereby a large number ofNepalese
were displacing Belizeans on the site.
This high ranking PUP official re-
sponded with a question "Doyou
have a job?' and when we
responded in the affirmative, his next
statement was "Why are you
troubling your heart about
whoever the Nepalese workforce
is replacing. You have a job. You
are safe."
We continue to maintain that
whenever we reach the stage of
failing to feel the effects of injustice
against fellow human beings then we
become that much useless in making
a difference for positive change.


VACANCY


Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health hereby invites applications to the post of Social Worker/
Counselor stationed in San Ignacio Town and Dangriga Town.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Soical Work or Nursing with extensive
documented training and experience in counseling or documented HIV/AIDS Training and
at least five (5) years experience in HIV/AIDS counseling.
Pavscale:
GOB Payscale 16 of $25,584 x 1,104 $46,560
Special conditions associated with the job:
Good human relations skills
Good analytical skills and sound judgment
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing (both English and Spanish)
Computer skills
Terms of Reference:
* Promote access to HIV testing and VCT services to the community
* Improve the quality of services rendered at the VCT center
* Incorporate activities to minimize stigma and discrimination through integration of
VCT into the existing services and expand available services
* Monitor client adherence to medication and medical attention
* Maintain and enhance the current reporting systems through accurate management and
counseling records
* Facilitate training and promote development in areas of HIV/AIDS counseling
* Ensure that confidentiality of information relevant to the clients is adhered to in the
highest degree and at all times.
* Network with other agencies to enhance the quality of life of patients and family
* Any other duties as assigned from time to time
Applicants are required to submit:
Two (2) references regarding their professional experience and copies of qualifications
(Curriculum vitae) no later than Monday, July 14, 2008 4:00 p.m. to:
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Health,
3rd Floor, East Block Building, Independence Plaza,
Belmopan
Further information can be found on the website: www.health.gov.bz







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Putting In A Plug
BY: Michael "MAX" Salazar,
Club Illusion, Santa Elena Town,
Cayo, Wednesday, July 2,2008:
From its grand opening on New
Year's Day Club Illusion has set the
pace formany clubs as it slowly climbs
its way into being one of the most
sizzling party spots in the Cayo
district. This has been possible thanks
to the strong support from customers
coming all the way from Belmopan,
and as far away as Belize City as well
as from surrounding villages.
The only flaw Club Illusion has
seems to be the fact that is it located
in Santa Elena.


For Club Illusion
Yes! Many residents of San Ignacio
have been internalized with the old
myth of Santa Elena being a barbaric
place of criminal activity. They are
convinced of this with the erroneous
impression that a walk over the
Hawksworth Bridge is tantamountto
a funeral invitation.
This fear has been instilled inside
many people who live in the San
Ignacio area and this is why Club
Illusion is least supported by the
people of San Ignacio.
What the people of San Ignacio
have failed to realize is that Club
Illusion is not the root of crime Santa


Elena. And furthermore these people
have got to stop living the present with
the paranoia of the past. Club Illusion
is a place where people from all races,
ages and places get together and have
a memorable and spontaneous time
socializing, dancing and
drinking alcoholic beverages. Club
Illusion is considered very secure
thanks to the professionals at Hawk
Security that specialized in Martial arts
and is very effective in finding
non- violent ways to solve situations.
The team at Hawks security is lead
by Mr. Iray Kayaba and his team
has never failed to stifle the drama that
the youngsters of today never seem
to stop doing.


VACANCY

Manager
Institute for Technical Vocational Education & Training (ITVET)

AVacancy exists for the Manager at Institute for Technical Vocational Education & Training (ITVET) Stann
Creek.

Educational Requirements & Experience:

Masters Degree in Educational Leadership/ Business Administration or any related field.
Aminimum of 3-5yrs experience in the Management and Administration of an Educational Institution
or Business.

Abilities and characteristics:
A strong Technical Vocational Education vision
Experience working with a diverse community of staff and trainees.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective administrative and institutional structure that encourages
cooperation and collaboration among all.
Familiar with the Philosophy of Competency Based Education (CBE)
Proven ability to communicate effectively.

Responsibilities / Duties:

Coordinate with Instructors and Employment Training and Educational Services(ETES) in planning,
directing, coordinating all operations of the ITVET.
Prepare annual budgets for ITVET
Manage the institution's finances.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with business and industry.
Establish and maintain an effective inventory system for all materials, supplies and equipment.
Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all trainees and staff for good performance
Research and collect data regarding the needs of trainees, program offerings and any other
information related to the ITVET effectiveness and improvement.
Complete in a timely fashion, all records and reports as requested by ETES and Ministry of Education.
Any other duties assigned.


Salary:
In accordance with government regulations


Deadline:

- The deadline for submission of application along with curriculum vitae and
two letters of reference is Thursday July 24, 2008.

Send to:
The Director
Employment Training Education Services
Mahogany Street Extension
Belize City


Apart from Hawks security, Club
Illusion also offers the protection of
the police lead by Sergeant Mark
Flowers. Together they make Club
Illusion more than safe to socialize.
Club Illusion also extends its
service by the venture of Club
Illusion Snack Attack. This has
satisfied many of the Club's
customers by providing an all
night opening for food and cold
beverages after the Club's closes
down. These measures were not
only taken to make an impeccable
impression, but to prove to the old
and young generation that time can
only change when you make an effort
to change it. If people from San
Ignacio fail to attempt the bonding
of these two twin towns.
................then we are no longer
twins. The bridge not only serves to
separate us but to for us to join and
lift each other. Then again it is up to
up the people of San Ignacio and
Santa Elena to either keep the myth
or kill the myth.
I will end by extending special
thanks to Kidd Notch and Arthur
Martinez who have collaborated
with Club Illusion in bringing a
positive and effect fun session for us.
Club Illusion would also like to take
the time to invite anyone who has a
function in mind to contact
Mr. Notch at 670-7001 and in
regards to security Iray Kayaba
6634708.
And finally thanks to everyone who
has supported us and have continued
to enjoy the club whilst respecting our
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Tel: 227-2420/Fax: 227-2423 E-mail: info@travelbelize.org Web: www.travelbelize.org, wwwbelizetourism.org


BELIZ wO


Tourism Management Programs
The Belize Tourism Board is offering tuition scholarships to interested applicants for
Tourism Management Programs to commence August 2008 for the following degrees:

1.) Associate Degree in Tourism Management
Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of a High School Diploma and have been accepted into the
Tourism Management Program at ANY of the following institutions:
San Pedro Junior College Sacred heart Junior College
Ecumenical Junior College St. John's Junior College
2.) Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management
Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of an Associate's Degree in Tourism Management and have
been accepted into Galen University Bachelor Program in Tourism Management.

3.) Jean Shaw Tourism Scholarship (Two Year)
Requirements: Applicants must be a female Belizean citizen who has a minimum of an Associate's Degree who
has been accepted into the Tourism Management Program at the University of Belize (UB) and wishes to pursue a
bachelor's degree in Tourism Management.
The Jean Shaw Tourism Scholarship has been established in memory of the late Jean Ursilla Shaw, a renowned
female tourism pioneer who played an integral part in the development of Belize's tourism industry in her lifetime.
The Fund was established by the BTB in collaboration with its private sector counterparts to support the
development of qualified Belizeans pursuing a career in tourism.



Application Deadline: Friday, August 8th, 2008
For more information, please contact: Ms. Keesha Young (Public Awareness & Training Officer)
Telephone: 227-2420 Ext. 259 E-mail: keesha@travelbelize.org


NAME


CERTIFICATENO


PARCEL


LOST LAND/LEASE

CERTIFICATES

'ursuant to Section 37(3) of the Registered Land Act, Chapter 194, Laws
)f Belize, Revised Edition 2000, notice is hereby given of the loss of the
bllowing Land and Lease Certificates:-


REGISTIRAlION
SF.ECT1ON


THOMAS RODRIGUEiZ 5760 1997 BI .MO\PAN 2123 1
CAR[BIEAN
RAUl. MICHAEL VERNON 7251 '998 SRIBE 14713
SHORES BELIZE
RAUI. CGIZMAN 669.1992 SOCIlF IY HALL 1559 1
ELLENfA XMSl'Y 5587;1095 LAKE INDEPENDENCE S895
DRUSILIA ELIZ/ASTHI HA.LLS & ABDA
BUIETSBIURYas Adminitratices ofllI Estat 321819f8 P'UNTA GORDA 697
of Janes R.T. HlaI (deceased)
LOYOI.A CHAVARRIA as Admiistsatrix of
the Estate ofMarcelo Cli uria (mieccuscd)1
JUDITI-SANDY OGALDEZ 2450[1995 A 1437.1
SHORES/RFEI.IZE
RUSSEI.I.A. YOUNG 338521998 SIBUN BIGIIT 48
RUSSELLA. YOUNG 3140-2000 QUEEN SQUARE 253
EUGENE D, AIKMAN LRS-200803187 VISTA DELMAR 543
MIRNA YANEIT ESPERANZA LRS-200800490 ANN GABOUREi. 962

It is proposed to cancel the above Land Certificates after the expiration of
wenty-one (21) days from the appearance of this notice. Any of the above-
mentioned certificates is required to return it to the Belize Land Registry,
Vlinistry ofNatural Resources & the Environment, Belmopan.



(ETHEL EMELISI GLADDEN)(MS.)
AGDEP. REGISTRAR OF LANDS


Registered Land Act

Chapter 194 Revised Edition 2000

Section 140(1)

OWNERSHIP BY PRESCRIPTION


Name of Applicant Registration
Section


MURLENE
COTTRELL
& ELDON EBEL
(JOINTLY)


Block No. Parcels No.


PLACENTIA
NORTH


Application for ownership by prescription for the above mentioned
parcel situate in Placentia North Registration Section have been
received from Murlene Cottrell & Eldon Ebel (Jointly), being
Parcels No. 783 containing 1323.857 S.M

The attention of the general public is hereby drawn to this notice.
Any person whose rights and interest may be affected by the reg-
istration of Mudene Cottrell & Eldon Ebel (Jointly) as proprietor
with absolute title for Parcels No 783

Placentia North Registration Section containing 1323.857 8.M
is hereby requested to show cause on or within one month from
the dale thereof, why ownership should not be granted to Murlene
Cottrell & Eldon Ebel (Jointly).



(ETHEL EMELI GLADDEN)(MS.)
AGDEP. REGISTRAR OF LANDS


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Pregnant Man Gives Birth To Baby Girl 7


US 'pregnant man' has baby girl
Mr Beatie said it had been his dream
to one day have a child
An American man who was
born female but underwent gender
realignment surgery, has given birth to
a female baby, US media have

Rotary Is Now In
BY: Bill Butcher
SANTA ELENA TOWN, Cayo
District, Thursday, July 3,2008:
The official Rotary Year begins on
July 1, 2008.
As always, there is a handing over
ceremony which allows the present
directors of the club to pass their
responsibilities over to the newly
elected directors.
This event took place this year at
the Windy Hills Resort last Saturday.
Past President Chris Aird handed
over the Club's Banner, The Rotary
Bell and Gavel to the new president
John Roberson who will preside
over the Club for the year
2008-2009.
Other Directors are Dan Habet,
President Elect; Anna Recinos,
Secretary; and Tom Werium,



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reported.
Thomas Beatie, 34, is legally male
but kept his female reproductive
organs after having breast surgery to
remove glands and flatten his chest.
Both Mr Beatie and his daughter
are reported to be doing well in a

The New Year!!!
Treasurer.
Other Members of the Board are:
Joe Carlson Service Projects
Abdala Bedran -Membership
Jack Barnes Rotary Foundation
Bill Butcher Public Relations
Jana Uhlik- Club Service
The Rotary Club of San Ignacio
would like to thank our community for
all the support that you have given us
over the last 10 years and we look
forward to a bright future.
We want you to remember our
slogan "Service Above Self" and it
is a slogan that the entire community
should follow.


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
OPEN CAMPUS

BELIZE
In Collaboration with
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
and
UNICEF

Offers Certificate Course in Parenting Facilitation

July 7 2008 April 27, 2009

PROGRAMME: PARENTING FACILITATORS
This programme is geared towards persons in the field working with parents and those that have intention to work
in the field with parents and early childhood development. This will strengthen the capacities of facilitators to
organize and implement parenting education courses for parents and guardians of children.

SYLLABUS includes:
Demonstrate knowledge of the stages of child development
Duration: July 7 & 8, 2008
Design and deliver a presentation
Duration: July 14, 15, 16, 2008
Registration Date: July 3, 2008
COST: BZ$30.00 per course due on Registration Date

SYLLABUS includes:
Guide parents in understanding their roles and responsibilities
Clarify values
Guide parents in accessing information and resources
Promoting effective and appropriate parent child interaction
Promoting positive behaviors in children
Support parents in advocating for their children's rights
Prepare and make representations
Guide parents in managing crisis
Support individuals and families to deal with stressors
Enable parents to solve problems and make decisions
Negotiate and manage change
Duration: September 1, 2008- April 27, 2009
Registration Date: August 26, 2008
COST: BZ $720.00 for the entire syllabus
Payment Plan: BZ$360.00 is due on date of Registration
BZ$360 is due on / or before January 15, 2009

Registration Forms and further details are available from the Head, University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Belize (formerly the School of
Continuing Studies) Princess Margaret Drive, Belize City. Tel: 223-0484 or 223-5320 or e-mail uwibze@btl.net for an electronic copy. Human
Services Department, COMPAR Unit, #10 Regent Street, Belize City, Belize, Tel: 227-7451 or 227-2057.


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hospital in Bend, Oregon.
He was inseminated using sperm
from an anonymous donor.
The birth was natural, a source at
St Charles Medical Center in Bend
told ABC News, and took place on
Sunday.
According to some reports, Mr
Beatie had had a Caesarean section.
FORMER MODEL
Mr Beatie, who sports a wispy
beard, made headlines around the
world when he revealed in April that
he was pregnant.
He told chat show host Oprah
Winfrey it had been his dream to one
day have a child.
"I opted not to do anything with
my reproductive organs because I
wanted to have a child one day,"
he said.
Mr Beatie grew up in Hawaii as
Tracy Lagondin and was a Girl Scout,
model and finalist in a teenage beauty
pageant.
He began to live as a man when he


Thomas Beatie, 34
was in his 20s and officially changed
his gender, he told People magazine.
He has been married for five years to
wife Nancy.
Mr Beatie's obstetrician, Dr
Kimberly James, told Oprah
Winfrey in April: "This baby is
totally healthy. This is what I
consider a normal pregnancy. "








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Galen Universi
BY: Candace Willacey,
Marketing Officer,
Galen University
SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo
District, Thursday, June 26,2008:
On Thursday, June 26th, 2008,
Galen University's Art students
displayed their talents at two events
in San Ignacio.
A number of citizens came out to
witness the unveiling of "Allegory of
Sustainability" and the presentation
of "PORTRAIT of BELIZE: An
Exhibit of Modern Photography".
All students at Galen University
take an applied arts course. The
ART-130 class, taught by Mr.
Timothy O'Malley, constructed a
tile mosaic to convey the message that
'We All Have a Choice'.
It is a simple, but intricate, thought
provoking image about ourBelizean
habitat.
The students dedicated this art
piece to the Town of San Ignacio, in
hopes of adding awareness in the
community through a proactive and
permanent form of expression.
The Belize Bank allowed the
students to mount the mosaic on their
back wall, facing the Post Office.
Deputy Mayor of the San Ignacio/
Santa Elena Town Council, Mr. Earl
Trapp, one of the many invited
guests, was thrilled to see innovative
work created by Belizeans and
remarked, "This is something
creative that pushes us to think
more positively and weigh the


ty Presents A Day Of Art


S.....i1 I


Viewing The Photography
Exhibition


"Allegory of Sustainability"- (L t
Joe Awe and Naslely Vargas along i
Timothy O'Malle:
difference of looking at a healthy
or unhealthy Belize. Belizeans,
we have one choice to either make
Belize dead, or to bring it back to
life."
Shortly after the unveiling of the
mosaic, the crowd walked over to the
Manzanero building to see the Galen
University photography exhibition.
The photographs showed Belize
through the eyes ofBelizean students
who took a digital photography
course, taught by Ms. Sarah
Weeden.
The photographs covered a wide
range of photographic techniques, as
well as subject matter: portraiture,
landscape, abstracts, and photo
journalism.
As a bonus, the students created a
special section of work that covered
the recent flooding in southern Belize


o R) Art students
with Art Professor
Y
and called it "A Tribute to
Courage."
Emma Guzman Barrera, a painter
and photographer who attended the
exhibition said, "I did not want
to miss this opportunity. I'm
enjoying this exhibition of
photographs and can feel Belize
through these pictures.
Many people believe
that painters and
photographers are a
waste of time, but they
are not. Through
photography, Belizeans
can find spirituality and
their identity, which
diverts us from
materialism".
"A Day ofArts in San (L-R
Ignacio" was truly O
a remarkable and Photo


unforgettable event.
For those who were not able to see
it in person, please browse the
following website:
,http://ww.thephotoclass.blogspot.com.
For more information contact:
Candace Willacey, Marketing
Officer, at 824-3226 or
Timothy O'Malley, Coordinator,
665-0336.


) Galen University's Marketing
fficer, Candace Willacey and
graphy Instructor, Sarah Weeden


Belize Tourism Board # 64 Regent Street, P.O. Box 325, Belize City, Belize
Tel: 227-2420/227-2417* Fax: 227-2423 E-mail: info@travelbelize.org Web: www.belizetourism.org


BELIZE TOURISM BOARD VACANCY

The Belize Tourism Board is a statutory body within the Ministry of Tourism which develops, markets, and implements
tourism programs that will fulfill the emerging needs of our local industries and the international tourism marketplace for
the benefit of Belize and Belizeans. The Belize Tourism Board is looking to recruit a dynamic and committed individual to
fill the following position:


JOB TITLE: STATISTICIAN/
RESEARCH ANALYST

Duties: The Statistician will:
Provide expertise in statistical techniques
and predictive methods to characterize
processes for optimal control
Develop surveys to acquire data on the
tourism industry
Prepare and run statistical analysis and
provide cost estimates
Develop, implement, and maintain
statistical programs
Liaise with other agencies to execute
surveys and analyze data collected on
the tourism industry


Qualifications/Skills:
Excellent communication skills
Ability to present findings to a non-
technical audience
Knowledge of Microsoft Office such as
Excel and Word/Access
Excellent analytical, mathematical, and
interpersonal skills
Have an Advanced Degree in Statistics
or Applied Math or related field with
a minimum of two (2) years statistical
programming or relevant experience

Salary: Negotiable based on experience
and qualification

Closing Date: July 21st, 2008


Please submit a letter of application
along with a copy of your resume and three
references to the following address:
Director of Finance and Administration
Belize Tourism Board
64 Regent Street
Belize City, Belize


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Public Service Day 2008


Grace Primary School singing the
National Anthem after which the
invocation was delivered by Rev.
Enfield Gordon from the First
Church of the Nazarene.
The opening remark was delivered
by Charles Gibson in his capacity
as the Chief Executive Officer in the
Ministry of the Public Service,
Governance Improvement and
Elections and Boundaries.
Governor General Sir. Colville
Young was invited to hand out
awards to public officers in attendance
from a list of 86 named officers
chosen for recognition as follows:
Moses Aranda, Mario Alpuche,
Fitzroy Alvarez, Rosalind Alvarez,
Simeon Alvarez, John Balan,
Ignacio Barrera, Dorleen
Bennett, Jerome Bermudez,
Francise Bevans, Reuel Black,
Margaret Bradley, Janet
Burgess, Reuben Canelo, Ida
Castillo, Pete Castillo, Ricardo
Castillo, Roderick Castillo,
Thelma Castillo, Rosa Chan,
Daniel Chavarria, Santiago Ciau,
Derrick Dominguez, Florence
Escobar, Rosalean Fairweather,
Eminda Flores, Egbert Flowers,
Godwin Flowers, Gloria Fritz,
Lucia Garcia, Vilma Garcia,
Stafford Gillett,Yolanda Gongora,
Dennis Gonguez, Leslie Grinage,
Emily Guy, Marco Tulio Guzman,
Josephine Hamilton, Anna
Hanson, David Haylock,
Alejandro Hernandez, Maria
Hutchinson, Corinne Jacobs,
Lorelie Johnson, Lincoln Jones,
Lawrence Jones, William Jones,
Rodney Kirkwood, Phillip Lanza,
Clive Lino, Jose Lotiff, Rufus
Laurie, Henry Marsden, Irma
Matute, Lorna Mckay, Inez
Medina, Ruth Meighan, Rudolph
Middleton, Avon Moody, Telford
Moody, Zebedee Moore, Ranalda
Morgan, Teotista Novelo,
Benedict Palacio, Francisco
Paquil, Gustavo Pech, Phillip
Peters, Michael Pollard, Adolfo
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Minister of the Public Service
Governance Improvement and
Elections & Boundaries
Webster.
Following the presentation of
awards, there was a musical interlude
with students from Grace Primary
School performing.
Two other highlights of the official
ceremony were awards for
Department of the Year and Public
Officer of the Year.
The Department of the Year Award
was presented to the Department of
the Environment. On hand to
receive the award was the Acting
ChiefEnvironmental Officer, Martin
Alegria.
And the 87th honoree for the event
was Rosalba Blanco, Infection
Control Sister, Northern Regional
Hospital, Orange Walk Town
receiving the Public Officer of the Year
Award.
Rosalbaj oined the public service,
as a nurse, in October 1986.
Eighteen years later, in 2004, she was
promoted to Ward Sister and has held
over the senior position as Matron on
several occasions during the absence
of the assigned Matron of the
Hospital. On June 1, 2006 she was
promoted to the current position as
Infection Control Sister.
The Department of the Year and
Public Officer of the Year Awards
were presented by the President of
the Public Service Union, Jacqueline
Willoughby Sanchez who also
addressed the gathering of Public
Officers and invited guests.
Guest Speaker for the occasion
was the Minister of the Public
Service, Governance Improvement
and Elections and Boundaries, Hon.
John Saldivar.
In his address to the gathering,
Minister Saldivar urged public
officers to continue striving for


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excellence in all they do, to continue
seeking higher education and to
continue the drive towards
modernizing the public service.
Minister Saldivar also took the
oportunity to pledge the new
government's full support and
confidence in public officers.
The vote of thanks was
delivered by Andrea Parham
August, Coordinator, Governance
Improvement Unit.
After the official ceremony, public
officers and invited guests were
invited into the adjacent Queen's
room where displays were mounted
by several departments including the
department of General Sales Tax,
Elections & Boundaries, Police,
Customs, Immigration, Fire,
Agriculture, Income Tax, Labor, Post


Ag Chief Environmental
Officer
Martin Alegria (L)
Accepting the Department of
the Year Award presented by
the President of the Public
Service Union, Jacqueline
Willoughby Sanchez (R)


Public Officer of the Year
Rosalba Blanco
Infection Control Sister
Northern Regional Hospital
Orange Walk Town
Office, Health and the Bureau of
Standards among others. During his
tour of the display booths, Minister
Saldivar took the unique opportunity
to meet and chat individually with
public officers.


Mistress of Ceremony
Former Public Officer
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