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RUBEN RECOVERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS


SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo
District, Friday, August 8, 2008:
San Ignacio Police are today
holding one person whom they
believe could assist in the
investigation of the most recent
shooting incident in a spate of
violent crimes plaguing the
community in the last several weeks.
Police reports that at around 7:50
a.m., on Wednesday, August 6,2008,
acting upon information received they
visited the Loma Luz Hospital in
Santa Elena where they found Ruben
"Bengue T" Echeverria, 26,
Belizean driver for Attorney Elston
Kaseke, in the emergency room at the
hospital undergoing medical treatment
for gunshot wounds to the right side
of the back and the left side of the
chest.
Investigations revealed that the
victim was driving a maroon Grand
Cherokee Jeep with Cayo license
plates C-25211 from Santa Elena
towards Belmopan when upon
exiting the Village ofEsperanza on the
Western Highway, he slowed down


to cross the last speed bump and this
was when a male person who was
standing on the right side of the
Highway pulled out a handgun and
squeezed off at least four shots.
The vehicle which is parked on the
police compound at the San Ignacio
Police station bears a bullet hole in
the upper section between the front
and rear doors on the passenger side
of the vehicle being the same slug
which police believe hit the victim and
exited through the front windshield.
Apart from the windshield with the
bullet hole the remainder of the glass
on the vehicle remains intact.
At the time of the incident the
victim was accompanied by five other
persons including his mother who was
seated in the front passenger seat, his
sister, two nieces and a friend all of
whom emerged unharmed.
Investigation further revealed that
despite being injured, the victim
continued driving slowly up the
highway with the assailant, described
as a male Hispanic person wearing


The Victim, Ruben "Bengue T" Echeverria, 26


Ka' ana Resort Preparing to

Award University Scholarship


SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo
District, Thursday, August 7,
2008:
Ka'ana Boutique Resort is
today making final preparations to
accommodate the three finalists to
participate in a rigorous two-day test
which will result in the selection of one
student to be awarded a scholarship
to attend Galen University.
Deputy General Manager, Eva
Garfield informed that as the
challenge enters into its final stage, the
list of 14 potential candidates will
be narrowed down to three as the


management team and senior staff is
preparing to take them through the
ultimate challenge to determine the
student that will earn the scholarship,
valued at over $28,000, and the
opportunity to pursue a bachelor's
degree in hospitality management at
Galen University.
The program of activities has been
prepared and the students' individual
performance during the 2 day
challenge will be evaluated on a points
system as the participants undertake
rigorous tests in all aspects of the


SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo
District, Thursday, August 7,
2008:
The Cayo (Police) District now has
a new Commanding Officer in the
person of Senior Superintendent of
Police Paul Anthony Wade.
Sr. Supt. Wade comes to Cayo
with 32 solid years of service under
his belt. He has given much of his life
in service to the department having
enlisted on June 1, 1976 when he was
only 18 years of age.
Apart from spending the first 6 years
of his career (1976-82) assigned to
the Police Patrol Branch, Eastern
Division, Belize City and anotherthree
years (2002-2005) as the Officer


Cayo Police's New Commanding
Officer Sr Supt of Police
Paul AnthonyWade


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RUBEN RECOVERING FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS


"To Provide Cheaper Consumer Goods"
We are no doubt living in clearly indicate that these
economically challenging times. operations usually begins with a
It is in times like these that bang and, in short meters, rapidly
serious actions are required on fades into non-enforcement?
the part of those charged with f) Why are we not getting more
the sacred responsibility of actively involved in steering
safeguarding the greater good of market forces in the direction
those they are sworn to serve where consumers will benefit
without fear or favor, affection directly from the availability of
or ill-will. cheaper goods?
Government's recent The concept of community
announcement to remove the stores is nothing new in the
General Sales Tax (GST) from region. What would happen for
some basic food items, medicine example if the community store
and medical services, is is selling a bag of soap powder
welcomed news. The logical for $15.00 and the comer store
sequence of questions is: merchant insist on selling the
a) How will the authorities very same product for $25.00?
ensure that these cost savings Market forces will either force
benefit those for whom they the merchant to reduce his profit
were intended? by lowering the cost of the item
b) Why do we continue to or that merchant can also elect to
blame merchants for gouging maintain his price and remain
consumers with high prices with the item for a long time in
while we appear unable to address his store.
this concern? The Hon. Patrick Faber,
c) How is it for example that member for the Collet division,
a bag of soap powder can be broached the subject of a
purchased across the border in community store during his
Chetumal for $5.00 while the intervention on the budget debate
very same product is sold in in the House of Representatives
Belize for $25.00? on July 24. The objective, he
d) Why are we paying $8.00 for said is "to provide cheaper
a bottle of cooking oil while an consumer goods".
identical bottle of the product We trust that the honorable
can be had for $2.00 across the member for Collet will move
border? swiftly with this plan which, if
e) Why are we seeking the successful, can be used as a
labor intensive imposition of model for implementation in
price control in the face of other constuencies, communi-
repeated historical data which ties and municipalities.

Ka' ana Resort Preparing to

Award University Scholarship
high profile positions," said Eva


resort's operations including
housekeeping, maintenance, food and
beverage, accounting and social
interaction.
At the end of the exercise individual
performance points for each stage of
the challenge will be tabulated and the
scholarship will be awarded to the
student with the highest score for the
maximum of 300 points.
"The owners of Ka'ana
Boutique Resort are big on
giving back to the community, and
this is one of the ways in which
we believe that we can fulfill
that commitment" said Ms.
Garfield.
"The course of studies in
Hospitality Management is also
Ka'ana's way of ensuring that
Belizean are afforded the
opportunity of set a solid
foundation for senior leadership
roles in the fast growing tourism
service industry as well as in other


Garfield.


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long blue jeans pants and a white
t-shirt, running behind the vehicle.
Upon realizing that he was being
pursued, the victim reportedly
accelerated the vehicle and drove into
the compound at Running W where
he requested assistance and was
transported in another vehicle to the
Loma Luz Hospital. Police later
visited Running W Farm where they
took possession of the Grand
Cherokee and drove it to the police
station.
After being stabilized the victim was
placed inside an ambulance and,
accompanied by his mother, was
transported across the western
border station into neighboring
Guatemala for further medical
attention where his condition is
reportedly improving.
The victim, Ruben Echeverria, is the
same individual who, on August 4,
2007, along with his brother Marvin


Geovannie "Bip" Echeverria and
a group offriends, was involved in an
altercation with the David and Jorge
Galindo brothers on Perez Street in
Santa Elena. The incident resulted in
Marvin "Bip" Echeverria receiving a
fatal gunshot wound on the left side
of the pelvis. He passed away shortly
thereafter, a mere three days before
his 18th birthday, while undergoing
emergency medical treatment at the
San Ignacio Town Hospital.
The post mortem examination
revealed that Marvin "Bip"
Echeverria died from external
and internal bleeding due to gunshot
wound while Ruben Echeverria
emerged from this incident with a
gunshot wound to a toe on the right
foot.
By all indication, it appears that
Ruben Echeverria will survive a
second round of gunshots. We join
with family and friends in praying for
his speedy recovery.


Ruben "Bengue T" Echeverria's maroon Grand Cherokee Jeep with Cayo
license plates C-25211 parked on the
compound at the San Ignacio Police
Station with gunshot perforation
between front and back doors on the
passenger side




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Montero Reopens Marketing Board


BY: Roque Mai, Managing
Director, Belize Marketing &
Development Cooperation
SANTA ELENA TOWN, Cayo
District, Thursday, August 7,
2008:
In an effort to continue addressing
the needs of the community, the
Belize Marketing & Development
Cooperation (BMDC) today
reopened its doors on Eduardo Juan
Street, Santa Elena Town, Cayo.
The facility was one of the many
casualties of the failing previous PUP
administration. It was reduced to
merely a hangout spot of for a few
followers associated with the former
PUP Area Representative and after
several months of merely hanging out
while collecting bi weekly salaries, the
then PUP Minister ofAgriculture who
hailed from up north, pulled the rug
from under his colleague and the
"staff' was sent home, the doors of
the facility were closed and that was
the end of the Santa Elena Marketing
Board under the PUP.
The facility is now back to life
under new Agriculture & Fisheries
Minister Rene Montero. Official
ceremony marking the grand occasion
was held today featuring Eulogio


Cano as master of ceremony and
Roque Mai, Managing Director,
BMDC delivering the welcome
address. The keynote address was
delivered by the Hon. Rene
Montero.
In his welcome remarks Roque Mai
told the large gathering which included
Area Representatives from the
Cayo Northeast and Cayo South
constituencies, Hon Elvin Penner
and Hon Ramon Witz, respectively,
that "today marks a milestone
of working together shoulder to
shoulder with Hon Rene Montero.
The Belize Marketing &
Development Corporation is
opening its doors to provide the
services needed in this district.
After listening to the concerns of
the business community and the
public in general, we decided to
open this branch, which will
begin by providing rice, sugar,
onions and garlic. Bottle jars and
flour will soon be added to the
list of commodities as the
management will be seeking to
add other food items such as beans
andpowdered milk. I want to take
this opportunity to welcome all of
you here this morning and to


Minister of Agriculture &
Fisheries
Hon. Rene Montero


extend a special thank you to the
Hillbank Rice Producers for
vesting a great deal of confidence
in the BMDC It gives us great
pleasure to proudly announce that
the BMDC is now the sole
distributor of the best rice in the
country Uncle John Rice -from
Hillbank.
Let me further take this
opportunity to informyou that the
objective of the BMDC is to
provide essential and low cost
consumer goods while working
diligently to seek new markets and


Crimes Commilee Meets Police Commanders


BY: John Acott, Chairman,
Twin-Town Crimes Committee
(TTCC)
SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo
District, Wednesday, August 6,
2008:
The Twin-Towns Crime Committee
(TTCC) held yet another of its
regular meeting this past Wednesday
evening at the San Ignacio Resort
Hotel.
The main purpose of the
meeting was to 'meet and greet'
notwithstanding however, many
law and order topics were discussed
primary amongst which was the
prevalence of youths engaged in
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Also discussed were methods in
which the committee can best help the
police and senior members took note
of suggestions for further deliberation
and consideration.
The occasion was likewise used
to formally welcome the new
Officer Commanding Cayo (Police)
District and his assistant, Senior
Superintendent Paul Wade and
Inspector Dinsdale Thompson,
respectively.
The committee, now in its eighth
year, pledged to continue in its efforts
to support the police and to assist
in the ongoing fight against crime in
any manner possible.
Supt. Wade expressed his
appreciation for the work that the
Crime Committee has undertaken and
he expressed a firm desire to continue
working with what he described as
"the most vibrant police support
group in the country."
The TTCC invites members of the
public and the business community
to continue supporting the efforts of
the Committee. Anyone wishing to
participate in any way, shape or form
is encouraged to contact the
Chairman of the Committee at
678-2000.
The meeting took place in a friendly
atmosphere with both groups
appreciating the concerns and
challenges of the other.
The TTCC is made up of local
citizens who are concerned about
crime in their neighborhood and are


willing to donate a little of their time
to assist the police.
One of the TTCC's regular projects
is a "Dalla Day" in which the
public is asked to make a small
monetary contribution which is then
used to help in the fight against crime.
The committee recently donated a
motorcycle to the police and takes this
opportunity to thank the generous
individuals and businesses of the
Twin-Towns who regularly support
the committee's efforts.


further develop existing markets
forfarmers andproducers who are
the backbone of the Belizean
economy.
Together with the Hon Rene
Montero we are working harder
in the national effort at
transforming possibilities into
realities as we expand the Belize
Marketing & Development
Corporation to encourage farmers
especially in rice and onion
production to seek for expansion
with a view to launch into the
export market.
When I took over the
management of the BMDC in
April of this year, it was in a bad
financial situation with huge debt
owing to several financial
institutions. Today it gives me
pleasure to report that we are
turning around the finances of
the corporation and we are
meeting our financial obligations
in a timely manner as we remain
focused, serious and committed to
doing our part in moving Belize
forward" concluded Mai.
In his key note address, Agriculture
& Fisheries Minister, Rene Montero
told the gathering that "today's
opening of the Marketing Board
Branch in Santa Elena is a
fulfillment of my manifesto
promise to the good people of
Cayo Central to provide
affordable basic commodities.
Today's opening has seen the
creation of five new jobs," said
Minister Montero.
"We have selected competent
persons to manage the affairs of
this Branch of the Belize Market-
ing & Development Cooperation
and so we are confident that this
will be a success story," concluded
Minister Montero.
The vote of thanks was delivered
by councilor Vanessa Neal after
which the gathering was invited to
refreshments and music.


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Positive Summer Program

In The Village Of Cristo Rey
BY: Lisa Lessard, Ph. D. In the first part of the day, the emotions.
CRISTO REY VILLAGE, Cayo youths learn yoga from TaraDarrall, They write in their journals
District, Wednesday, August 2, a visiting yoga teacher from Hong everyday and the rewards are already
2008: Kong, and are gaining from the many apparent to one student "Today was
A group of young people from the benefits ofyoga. a great day. It was fun doing
village ofCristo Rey have spent part Some of these benefits are yoga. Yoga helps me feel very
of their summer participating in a increased mental and physical balance energetic."
yoga/art program sponsored by the and vitality, improved flexibility and The group learns introductory
Winsom Foundation. strength, and stabilization of poses that help them in all areas and

Fulfilling The Wishes Of A Belizean Sharman
BY: Thara Gamero Blanco, Bush secure funding to host the first ever October, called "Kids for
Medicine Camp Coordinator, Ix Bush Medicine Camp. Conservation". Kids for
Chel Tropical Center, Cayo Ten years later and thanks to the Conservation will be an after
District, Monday, August 4, 2008: generosity and foresight ofthe Gildea school program (4-6pm) that will
Ix Chel Tropical Research Center Family Foundation, hundreds of kids include fun activities, games and
(ICTRC) under the directorship of have learned to help each other. This will assist children with their
Dr. RositaArvigo, is hosting its 10 year, 24 more children from the Cayo homework.
Annual "Bush Medicine Camp", District are experiencing the world of For more information or to register
from July 27' August 9th. traditional healing, 24 more children your child, call 804-0264.
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In the 2nd part of the day the youth
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educator Winsom Winsom from
Cristo Rey.
By using a variety of materials and
techniques the group completes daily
art projects that incorporate some of
what they've learned though yoga.
These young people have displayed
great enthusiasm and a sense of
accomplishment through the
program.
As was so accurately put by one
young man in the program, "Iwish I
would be able to do drawing,
painting, and yoga everyday. I
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to sleep I am excitedfor the next
day".
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these Cristo Rey youths have
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Texas Executes Mexican Murderer


Adapted From BBC News,
Saturday, August 2, 2008:
A Mexican man whose case drew
international attention has been
executed in Texas for the rape and
murder of a 16-year-old girl in 1993.
Jose Medellin, 33, was put to
death by lethal injection after the US
Supreme Court rejected a last-minute
appeal. The International Court of
Justice had urged Texas not to
execute Medellin, as he had not
been told of his right to consular help
when he was arrested.
Texas argued that its courts were
not bound by the rulings of the ICJ.
"Medellin was pronounced dead
at 2157 on Tuesday (0257 GMT),"


Honduran Killer Execut
Adapted From BBC News,
Friday, August 8,2008:
A Honduran man, who killed his
former employer during a robbery in
2001, has been executed in the US
after the Supreme Court rejected a
final appeal.
Heliberto Chi, 29, died by lethal
injection at a prison in Texas, watched
by the two sons of his victim. His
lawyers said Chi was not permitted
to contact the Honduran consulate
following his arrest thus violating an
international treaty.
Chi was the second foreign national
to be put to death this week in Texas.
Chi was in the United States illegally
at the time of the 2001 murder.


the Texas Department of Criminal
Justice said in a statement.
The Mexican government has sent
a note of protest to the US state
department, expressing "its concern
for the precedent that (the
execution) may create for the
rights of Mexican nationals who
may be detained in that country. "
The ICJ had ordered that this case
and those of 50 other Mexicans on
death row be reviewed because they
had not been informed of their right
to consular assistance at the time of
their arrest a right under the 1963
Vienna Convention.
The state department said it was
powerless to delay the execution,


ed In Texas
He was
convicted of the
fatal shooting of
his former boss,
Arm and
Paliotta, at a Heliberto
clothing store in Chi, 29
Arlington, Texas, where he had
worked as a tailor.
On Wednesday, Mexican Jose
Medellin was executed for the
murder and rape of a teenager in
1993.
The International Court of Justice
had urged Texas not to execute
Medellin, as he had not been told of
his right to consular help when he was
arrested.


Jose Medellin, 33, Mexican,
Dead by lethal injection in Texas
noting that the US Supreme Court
had ruled in March that President
George W Bush lacked the
authority to intervene in the case.
"We have an indisputable
international law obligation that
conflicts with state law," said state
department spokesman Kurtis
Cooper. "The Supreme Court
ruled the president has neither
the constitutional power nor the
legislative authority to overturn
the state rules."
'FORFEITED RIGHT'
Medellin's case dates back to 1993
when two girls, Jennifer Ertman, 14,
and Elizabeth Pena, 16, were raped
and murdered by six gang members
in Houston. Medellin, who was born
in Mexico but moved to the US as a
child, was convicted of Miss Pena's
murder and did not deny that he killed
her. But at the time of his arrest,
police did not tell him that he could
request assistance from the Mexican


consulate.
In 2003, Mexico, which does not
have the death penalty, filed a lawsuit
at the ICJ on behalf of Medellin and
50 other Mexican nationals on death
row in the US, saying they had not
been informed of their right to
consular assistance.
The court ruled in Mexico's favour,
and ordered that their cases be
reviewed.
Earlier this year, President Bush
directed Texas to comply with the
ICJ but the Supreme Courtjustices
decided 6-3 that he had overstepped
his authority.
Texas acknowledged that Medellin
had not been told he could ask for
help from Mexican diplomats, but
argued that he had forfeited the right
because he never raised the issue at
trial or sentencing.
State officials also argued that it
would not have made any difference
to the outcome of the case. Last
month, in response to an urgent
request from Mexico, the ICJ
ordered the US to "take all
measures necessary" to halt
Medellin's execution. But Texas
judicial authorities said in response
that the law in Medellin's case was
"clear". "Texas is not bound
by the World Court but by the US
Supreme Court, which reviewed
this matter and determined
that the convicted murderer's
execution shall proceed," a
statement from the attorney general's
office said.


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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS


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The Ministry of Tourism, the Hon. Manuel Heredia and the Board of Directors of
the Belize Tourism Board would like to extend an invitation to you to join us at a
Special Meeting being held at the Cahal Pech Room of the Radisson Fort
George Hotel, on Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 commencing at 9:30 a.m. The
purpose of this meeting is to introduce the New Marketing Agency for Belize
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"Blackmen, As Endangered Species


BY. Michael Dwayne Salazar,
Santa Elena, Cayo
I do not care how well some of us
black men are doing as individuals,
let there be no misunderstanding, we
will never escape identity of our
people.
It is incumbent on all of us to do
whatever it takes to uplift and guide
our young black men in the right
direction, since these are the very
people who will be making decisions
on our behalf in a very short while.
Time is of the essence and we must
act now. The days of telling black men
to wait on some benevolent Black
leader, Executive or Pastor to elevate
their status as decent and progressive
human beings are over.
Training starts at home. We cannot
expect teachers alone to miraculously
raise and teach our children values,
good manners and common decency.
So I am sounding the alarm hoping to
prevent these young black men from
becoming endangered species or
possible face extinction.
Young black men in almost every
sector of the Belizean society are fail-
ing at an alarming rate. From low en-
rollment in colleges and universities to
the highest rate of incarceration in the
world, our young black men lives are


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glorifying thugs, gang banging and the
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to their women as whores and bitches.
Many of them proudly refer to each
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is no genuine love among each other.
There must be radical change now,
or regrettably, we may see a people
end up with the same fate as
dinosaurs.
Who will save our young black
men? Who should they turn to for
help?
If we can find hundreds of dollars
to buy sneakers over reading
materials for our children, we are a
people in major trouble. Why is it so
hard for Producers and Directors to
put together a positive sitcom or
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our society today?
We are feeding an appetite of filth
in low down people. Garbage, sex
and filth sell in the black communities
and that is shameful. When we will
see positive changes in our
communities when will our leader
look at these situation as real issue.
Three black men dies every five days
in Belize at this alarimig rate in
20years we will be extinct, its time for
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BELMOPAN CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE

The Belmopan City Council hereby advises all
property owners in the City of Belmopan who are in
arrears of property taxes of Five Hundred Dollars
($500) or more to make satisfactory arrangements for
the payment of such arrears not later than July 31,
2008. Failure to do so will result in the publication of
their names and further legal action to recover the
arrears.

Property owners are also reminded that property taxes
are payable in quarterly installments on the first day
ofApril, July, October and January of each fiscal year.
Owners who have not paid their quarterly installments
for April and July of the 2008/2009 fiscal year are
advised that these payments are due and that the
Council will proceed to take legal action if these
installments are not paid.

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God Versus Science


Reproduced Courtesy Bismillah
Stores
A science professor begins his
school year with a lecture to the
students, "Let me explain the
problem science has with
religion. The atheist professor of
philosophy pauses before his class
and then asks one of his new students
to stand.
"You're a Christian, aren'tyou,
son?"
"Yes sir, "the student says.
"So you believe in God?"
"Absolutely."
"Is God good?"
"Sure! God's good."
"Is God all-powerful? Can God do
anything?"
"Yes."
"Are you good or evil?"
"The Bible says I'm evil."
The professor grins knowingly.
"Aha! The Bible!" He considers for a
moment. "Here's one for you. Let's
say there's a sick person over here
and you can cure him. You can do it.
Would you help him? Would you try?"
"Yes sir, I would."
"So you're good...!"
"I wouldn't say that."
"But why not say that? You'd help a
sick and maimed person if you could.
Most of us would if we could. But
God doesn't."
The student does not answer, so the


professor continues.
"He doesn't, does he? My brother
was a Christian who died of cancer,
even though he prayed to Jesus to heal
him. How is this Jesus good? Hmmm?
Can you answer that one?"
The student remains silent. "No,
you can't, can you?" the professor
says. He takes a sip of water from a
glass on his desk to give the student
time to relax.
"Let's start again, young fella. Is
God good?"
"Er...yes," the student says.
"Is Satan good?"
The student doesn't hesitate on this
one. "No."
"Then where does Satan come
from?"
The student falters. "From God"
"That's right. God made Satan, didn't
he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this
world?"
"Yes, sir."
"Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And
God did make everything, correct?"
"Yes."
"So who created evil?" The
professor continued, "If God created
everything, then God created evil,
since evil exists, and ac cording to the
principle that our works define who
we are, then God is evil."
Again, the student has no answer.
"Is there sickness? Immorality?
Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible


things, do they exist in this world?"
The student squirms on his feet.
"Yes."
"So who created them?"
The student does not answer again,
so the professor repeats his question.
"Who created them?" There is still no
answer.
Suddenly the lecturer breaks away
to pace in front of the classroom. The
class is mesmerized.
"Tell me," he continues onto another
student. "Do you believe in Jesus
Christ, son?"
The student's voice betrays him and
cracks. "Yes, professor, I do."
The old man stops pacing. "Science
says you have five senses you use to
identify and observe the world
around you. Have you ever seen
Jesus?"
"No sir. I've never seen Him."
"Then tell us if you've ever heard
your Jesus?"
"No, sir, I have not."
"Have you ever felt your Jesus,


tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus?
Have you ever had any sensory per-
ception of Jesus Christ, or God for
that matter?"
"No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't."
"Yet you still believe in him?"
"Yes."
"According to the rules of
empirical, testable, demonstrable
protocol, science says your God
doesn't exist. What do you say to
that, son?"
"Nothing," the student replies. "I
only have my faith."
"Yes, faith," the professor repeats.
"And that is the problem science
has with God. There is no evidence,
only faith."
The student stands quietly for a
moment, before asking a question of
His own.
"Professor, is there such thing as
heat?" ...........................
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Commanding Toledo (Police)
District, Wade has spent most of his
police career in the intelligence field
on assignments within the Police
Special Branch in Belize City and at
SB Headquarters in Belmopan. He
has served two tours of duty as the
Head of the Police Special Branch first
from 1998 to 2002 and again
between 2005 and July 2008 when
he took over command of the Cayo
(Police) District from Sr. Supt. David


Henderson who was transferred
to Belize City as the Officer
Commanding Eastern (Police)
Division.
Having participated in numerous
local, regional and international
courses in the field of law
enforcement, firearm identification,
anti-narcotics and security
intelligence, Paul Wade comes to
Cayo with a wealth of knowledge and
experience.
In a brief interview with the STAR,


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Supt. Wade informed that he is
cognizant of the fact that he comes to
Cayo at a time when maj or crimes are
at an all time high.
"My first priority is to get the
crime situation firmly under
control. And with the support
from the police high command I
intend to accomplish this task by
establishing an effective and
efficient crimes intelligence unit
which will serve to bring real
criminals to justice while at the
same time producing minimal
negative effects among law
abiding citizens," said Supt


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mission of the department I come
with every intention to work in
close partnership with the
community and the staff under my
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that I will maintain an absolute
zero tolerance for police abuse
and misconduct, "concluded Supt.
Wade.
As usual, we take this opportunity
to welcome Mr. Wade to the
community and to wish him
only the very best in his new post
at the helm of the Cayo (Police)
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