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Language: English
Publisher: Alberto Orlando August
Place of Publication: Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize
Publication Date: September 21, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Georgeville Beauty Pagent Ends In Tragedy

District, Thursday, September 18,
The festive mood in the western
village of Georgeville ended in
tragedy last Saturday morning as one
villager lost his life and another was
charged with murder.
The deceased was identified as
Orlando "Chippy" Myers, 24
while the accused was identified as
Ealsine Gentle, 28, both Belizean
laborers from Georgeville Village.
Reports reaching us indicate that
residents from the village and
neighboring communities came out to
the community center last Friday
night, September 12 to witness the
selection of Miss Georgeville
Independence 2008-09.
Organizers of the event informed that

The Victim
Orlando "Chippy" Myers, 24
Sunrise: January 4, 1984
Sunset: September 13,2008
all was going well until just about the
time when the function was drawing
to a close. An altercation reportedly
erupted between a group of villagers

in attendance.
Police investigations revealed that
one of the male persons, a relative of
the deceased, emerged from the
initial squabble with an injury to the
forehead. He departed the location
and was reportedly walking towards
his home along with the deceased
when they were followed and
confronted on the nearby basketball
court by the same person who had
caused the original injury, the accused
Ealsine Gentle.
In an attempt to defend his relative,
the deceased reportedly positioned
himself between the two men when it
is alleged that the accused pulled out
a large knife and inflicted two stab
wounds to the left side of the victim's
The victim fell on the basketball

A Belizean Patriot Laid To Rest

BY: Eulogio Cano
District, Tuesday, September 16,
He was one of 13 Belizean patriots
slated to receive an award but he
passed away three days before the
official event.
Notwithstanding his passing, the
committee, informed that the
Meritorious Service Award will be
presented posthumously to a relative
on his behalf during the event slated
for Thursday, September 18 at the
Bliss Center for the Performing Arts
in Belize City.
Victor "Ba" August, 58, was a
family man, a devoted christian and a
political leader in the community who,
after several months of illness, passed
away quietly during the early morning
hours on Monday, September 15 at
the Loma Luz Hospital in Santa Elena.
He was a grassroots citizen of

Victor "Ba" August, 58
Sunrise: April 15, 1950
Sunset: September 15,2008
Santa Elena, Cayo. He was born on
April 15, 1950 to the union of Ms.
Ursula August and Mr. Benedicto
During his childhood days Ba
attended Santa Elena Roman

Catholic Primary School and during
his teenage years he served with
distinction in the nation's Special Unit
He was an outstanding football
player. He was instrumental in the
crowning of Cayo's Avengers
Football Team as the national
football champion ofBelize.
In 1975 he met the lovely Miss
Leticia Paz and shortly thereafter
they were united in Holy Matrimony.
The union, made in heaven, produced
a single daughter, Melody August
who is the apple of their eyes.
Apart from being a devoted family
man, Victor was committed to
Religion as he was a faithful servant
of his Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He was also committed to Politics and
serviced his United Democratic Party
with honor and distinction.
In his church mission Victor was a

The Accused
Ealsine Gentle, 28
court and the accused disappeared
into the darkness. The injured man
was rushed to the San Ignacio Town
Police report that at around 2:30
that Saturday morning, September
13, they arrived at the hospital where
they encountered the victim, in an
unconscious state, undergoing
emergency medical treatment for "a
cut wound under the left armpit".
The victim passed away shortly
About seven hours later the accused
was in police custody. It was around
10:00 a.m., that Saturday morning
when he entered the San Ignacio
Police Station accompanied by
his mother who lives in Teakettle
Village. He was instantly detained
and later formally arrested and
charged for the murder. He was
subsequently remanded to the
Central Prison in Hattieville.
The accused is no stranger to the
law as atthe time of his arrest, he was
out on bail on a theft charge.
Orlando "Chippy" Myers is
survived by his mother Dorla Myers,
father Ralph Williams, several
brothers and sisters and a host of
other relatives and friends. He was laid
to rest in the village of Georgeville on
Tuesday, September 16, following
2:00 p.m., funeral services.

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Restoring Law And Order In A Lawless Society

The documentary on the gang/
cocaine situation in Belize City
produced by award winning UK
Journalist, Ross Kemp, sparked
much discussion over the past
several days.
While we will agree that the
publication is bad for Belize's
image abroad and that it can
produce some negative effects
on Belize's tourism industry,
Kemp's effort was an eye opener
for many of us.
The documentary revealed
precisely what the authorities
have been hiding from us all these
In terms of the frequent
shooting deaths in the streets of
Belize City, all they tell us is
"another young man has been
shot dead" and as to the motive
behind each killing the usual
official line is "as a result of
an old beef".
Just as Kemp's documentary
was being aired, another young
man was shot in the streets of the
city and while, in an interview, the
victim's sister revealed the name
of the shooter as identified by the
victim, none other than the head
of the Crimes Investigation
Branch chose to withhold the
name of the shooter from the
same reporter.
There are those who are of the
opinion that although Kemp's
revelation might be true, it must
be condemned because "we must
protect the image of Belize".
This is tantamount to living in
denial. It is an established fact that
recovery begins first by admitting
the existence of a problem then
every effort MUST be expended
to eliminate that problem.


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Editor: Nyani Azueta-August
Circulation: Errol Gonzalez
Tel: 626-8822
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As we continue to live in denial,
the situation is only getting
worse. We now find ourselves
venturing into the stage where the
lawless are graduating into using
weapons of mass destruction,
like grenades, to settle "old
beefs" while threatening the
safety of a larger number of
innocent individuals.
Four months ago, in May of
this year, a boy was arrested and
charged for setting off a grenade
in a Belize City neighborhood.
One person was instantly killed
and a dozen others were injured
in the blast.
It looks like the authorities are
content with this arrest as there
appears to have been no further
effort to trace the origin of this
weapon of mass destruction.
Could it be that the trail has
stopped at the doorsteps of one
of the untouchables among us?
Why is it that, on a matter of such
serious national security
concern, someone in a more
senior capacity is not asking for
a FULL report subsequent to
this boy's arrest?
While we appear not to have
moved any further beyond the
arrest of the boy charged with
setting off the May grenade on
Mayflower Street, a second one
was launched four months
later in the midst of a much
larger gathering. We must be
thankful that this second, more
destructive, grenade did not
Kemp's documentary revealed,
'from the horse's mouth ", that
there is a Belizean in our midst

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who was prepared to 'jack" an
entire shipment of cocaine. We
must again be thankful that the
attempt failed as the havoc that
the introduction of such large
amount of cocaine would have
inflicted on the Belizean society
would have been tremendous.
It's high time for us to pull our
heads out of the sand. There is a
deep rooted problem in Belize.
The problem is guns and drugs.
Unless we seriously tackle these
problems, as sure as day follows
night, many more of us will hold
our heads and cry as another
relative is shot down and killed
in the streets and even in our
There is much that we could
learn from our neighbors
immediately north of the border.
A few months ago, three
Belizeans were arrested and
charged for merely attempting
to introduce guns into Chetumal.
Today despite much outcry
coupled with the local societal

status of one of the detainees,
they remain locked up in
Mexicanjail. They did not shoot
anyone. They did not kill anyone.
The charge against them is
entering the national territory of
Mexico with guns.
Many are those in Belize who
are today walking free from
murder charges.
Countless are those in Belize
who are walking free from
charges of causing injuries to
others with guns.
It somehow appears that the
fear of increasing the prison
population, with corresponding
increase in prison maintenance
costs, is thwarting the effort to
get tough on crime.
In the short term, prison
population will certainly increase
but as the reality of the situation
begins to sink into the minds of
those with criminal intent, the
numbers are bound to gradually
taper off as law and order is
restored within a lawless society.



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Moving Into The New Hospital Building
A Message From The San Ignacio Community Hospital know and take charge of it. We are
planning an open day (to showcase
BY: Dra. Maria Goncalves Community Hospital is highly the new hospital facilities).
Ag.Deputy Regional Health motivated. If you are interested in
Manager The transition is divided in three participating in the open day, please
San Ignacio Community Hospital levels of responsibility namely: call the hospital at 824-2066 or
Ministry of Health, the San Ignacio 824-2761 where you can make an
SAN IGNACIO, Thursday, Community Hospital and the appointment with Ms. Adilette
September 18,2008: Community. Urbina or Mr.. Elio Pulido on my
At present we are preparing the We would like suggestions from the behalf.
trasition in moving to the new public, to have a view of their Your can send your comments or
hospital. expectations. expectations to us via email at:
We would like the public to know Our hospital is community oriented. sanighosp@yahoo.com or write to
that the staff of the San Ignacio We would like the community to the hospital..
Ka'ana's Executive Chef Returns With 3 Medals

Western Highway, San Ignacio,
Cayo, Monday, September 15,
Too often we either forget or
simply fail to recognize the
accomplishments of those among
us who excel in their chosen
It is in this light that the management
and staff of Ka'ana Boutique Resort
take this opportunity to congratulate
our very own Chef Manolo Castillo
for excelling in the 2008 Festival
Gastronomico held between the
8th and 11th September in
neighboring Guatemala.
Chef Manolo did a superb job in
representing Ka'ana Resort and
indeed the nation ofBelize as he took
on culinary giants for across the
globe in one of the longest and

toughest challenges known to the
world of culinary arts.
Today the management and staff of
Ka'ana Boutique Resort proudly
acknowledges ChefManolo's great
talent as he returns to Belize with three
ChefManolo's unique appreciation
for the arts and his expertise in food
handling earned him top honors in the
competition that brought together
2,300 chefs from Europe, North,
Central and South America.
He placed first in the category of
Chef Leader/ Team Captain; second
for his Rabbit Terrine with cold
wasabi pea soup; and third for his
Tom-Kah-Gai which is a unique Thai
We believed that Belizeans
should know about ChefManolo's
accomplishments and the tremendous

effort he expended in representing
Belize and the Belizean people at this
prestigious event.
Manolo Castillo is the
Executive Chef at Ka'ana Boutique
Resort located on the Western
Highway, between the towns of San
Ignacio and Benque Viej o in the Cayo
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opportunity to congratulate Chef
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Fire Destroys The Childhood Home Of Santa Elena Businessman
Thursday, September 11, 2008:
It was one of the first buildings
erected on Salazar Street in Santa
Elena Town, Cayo and today the
childhood home of Santa Elena
businessman, Michael "Max"
Salazar Jr. was destroyed by fire.
An official from the local fire
service reported receiving the first call
at around 6:30 on the morning of
Thursday, September 11 and by the
time they arrived on the scene, the two
storey building was engulfed in flames.
Despite the presence of two fire
tenders, the inadequacy of the fire
fighting equipment was obvious as it
took well over an hour to bring the
blaze under control. Fortunately,
there was no other structure in close

They rushed outside the building
managing to save only a few items of
Owner of the building, Michael
Salazar and the Perez family estimate
the combined value of the loss at
around one hundred and seven
thousand dollars. Neither the
building nor any of its contents was
No one was injured in the blaze.

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Mrs. Vanessa Perez who was at
home with her 10 and 12 year old sons
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she was awakened by her 10 year old
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Accused CP Burglar On Bail
One Item of Jewelry Recovered

SANTA ELENA, Cayo, Thursday,
September 4,2008:
After spending a week in jail
accused burglar Jose de la Fuente
was today released on $10,000 bail
and ordered to return to court on
Tuesday, September 23, 2008.
De la Fuente stands accused of
the August 25, 2008 burglary of CP
Gas Station located at the corer of
Carillo Puerto Avenue and the
Western Highway in Santa Elena,
Police reports that on the day in
question Norberto Rancharan,
Belizean businessman and manager of
the gas station reported that
sometime between 10:30 p.m. the
previous day and 6:15 a.m. the
following day his gas station was

and on the basis of De la Fuente's
fingerprint reportedly matching one
lifted from the crime scene he was
consequently arrested and charged
for the crime.
Latest information reaching us
indicate that a 14 carat gold bracelet
with diamond stones valued at $3,000
was subsequently found in the
possession of Maria Vitzil a resident
ofBenque Viej o Town. The bracelet
was positively identified by Rancharan
as being his property.
Maria Vitzil, 43, Guatemalan lottery
vender of a Kennedy Street address

in Benque Viejo Town was
consequently arrested and charged
for the crime of handling stolen goods.
The matter has since been transferred
for hearing in Benque Viejo's
Magistrate Court. When she first
appeared in court on September 9,
Vitzil pled no guilty to the charge.
As the investigation continues, San
Ignacio police advises the public in
general and pawn brokers in
particular to be on the lookout for any
suspicious items ofj ewelry that might
come their way and to report any such
incidents without delay.

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Rancharan reported that a fire proof
combination safe containing an
assortment of personal documents
andj ewelry, with an estimated valued
of $30,000, was missing.
De la Fuente along with three other
suspects were initially detained. The
others were subsequently released

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SANTA ELENA, Cayo, Thursday,
September 18,2008:
An increasing number ofBelizeans
are reporting the receipt of telephone
calls from across the border in
Guatemala informing them that they
are lucky winners of automobiles.
In order to claim the prize,
"winners" are instructed to first
make a cash deposit into a
Guatemalan bank to begin the
process of obtaining their prize.
Several unsuspecting persons have
reportedly fallen victims to this scam
and are reported to have deposited
a few hundred dollars as instructed
after which communication is
severed by the prize agent and it is
only then that they realize the they
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The Tools of The Tiger

There once were two evil, rich
brothers living in San Ignacio.
They used their money to support
their evil ways.
One of the brothers met a sudden
death in a car accident.
As the family was making funeral
arrangements, the surviving evil
brother paid a visit to the pastor of
the church.
"Iknow that your church is badly
in need of repairs. There is
$20,000 cash in this envelope. I
have only one condition" he said.
"During the funeral service, you
can say whatever you want about
my brother. All I want you to say
is that: HE WASA GOOD MAN."

Contributed by: Michael "Max"
Salazar. Max Headquarters.
Santa Elena Cavo, Friday.
September 12.2008:
A hater is someone who is jealous
and envious and spends all their time
trying to make you look small so they
can look tall.
They are very negative people to
say the least. Nothing is ever good
enough for them!
When you make your mark, you
will always attract some haters. That's
why you have to be careful with
whom you share your blessings
and your dreams, because some folk
can't handle seeing you blessed.
It's dangerous to be likesomebody
else. If God wanted you to be like
somebody else, He would have given
you what He gave them! Right?
You never know what people have
gone through to get what they have.
The problem I have with haters is that
they see my glory, but they don't
know my story.
If the grass looks greener on the
other side of the fence, you can rest
assured that the water bill is higher
there too! We've all got some haters
among us! Some people envy you
because you can:
a) Have a relationship with
b) Light up a room when you
c) Start your own business
d) Tell a man / woman to hit
the curb if he / she isn't about the right
e) Raise your children
without both parents being in the
Haters can't stand to see you
Haters will never want to see you
Haters never want you to get the
victory. Most haters are people who
are supposed to be on our side.
How do you handle those
undercover haters?
You can handle them by:
1. Knowing who you are and

After thinking over the request for a
few minutes, the pastor accepted the
money and promised to do as the
brother requested.
During the funeral service, the
pastor did not hold back. He let it all
out. "Here he is before God and
man in his coffin. He was no saint.
He cheated on his wife. He was
mean. He was extremely...." The
pastor continued on and on about the
evil ways of the deceased.
After nearly half ab hour of telling
the blatant truth about the deceased,
the pastor paused, took a deep breath
and in closing said, "But compared
to his brother, HE WAS A GOOD

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2. Having a purpose to your
life: Purpose does not mean having a
job. You can have ajob and still be
unfulfilled. A purpose is having a
clear sense of what God has called
you to be. Your purpose is not
defined by what others think about
3. By remembering what you
have is by divine prerogative and
not human manipulation. Fulfill your
dreams! You only have one life to live.
And when it's your time to leave
this earth, you 'want to be able to
say, 'I've lived my life and fulfilled
my dreams, Now I'm ready to go
When God gives you favor, you
can tell your haters, 'Don't look at me
but instead look at Who is in charge
Let us all from hencefort each
make a concerted effort to stop
hating and start truly loving each other
the same as we would want others to

who your true friends are *(VERY loveus.

A mother and a baby tiger are
talking one day when the baby tiger
asks, "Mom why have I got these
brown and black spots all over my
The mother replies, "Wellson, it's
our disguise when we roam the
jungle in search of food. It also
keeps us safe from other bad
animals who might want to harm
"OK" said the son. Afew minutes
later the son asks, "Mom, why do I
these extra long teeth unlike the
other amimals?"
"They are there so that we can
catch and kill our food in the
wild and so that we can defend
ourselves against attacks" replied
the mother."

"Thanks Mom" replies the baby
After a short while, the son returns
and asks, "Mom, why have I got
these great big paws and long
The mother, now a little impatient
from all the questions replies, "They
are the tools we need for
everyday survival in the jungle my
"That's great Mom, so we have
a diguise to hunt and to keep us
safe, extra long teeth, huge paws
and long nails all of which we need
to survive in the jungle, But
"Yes son?"
"Why the heck are we in the
Belize Zoo?"

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San Ignacio/Santa Elena

Town Council

Municipal Traffic



The San Ignacio/Santa Elena
Town Council takes this opportunity
to inform the general public that
effective Monday, September 1, 2008
the Council has taken over
responsibility for the management
of the Municipal Traffic Department.

In this regards, the processing of
motor vehicle licenses, drivers'
licenses etc., for vehicle owners
residing within the limits of the twin
municipalities of San Ignacio and
Santa Elena, will be undertaken by
the Municipal Traffic Department.
The office is located on the ground
floor of the Town -lall in San Ignacio.

(behind St. Andrews' School).

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A Belizean Patriot Laid To Rest

Senior Pastor. He was instrumental in
expanding the Adventist faith.
He assisted in the construction of
Adventist Churches as well as
Adventist Primary and Secondary
Schoolsin Santa Elena, Benque Viejo
and Bullet Tree Falls.
His mission even extended across
the western border into La Polvora
and Libertad in neighboring
Guatemala where he was
instrumental in the construction
of educational institutions.
It is therefore safe to conclude that
Brother Victor August has dedicated
his entire life to his family, his church
and indeed the people of Belize.
He excelled in the church. He
excelled in politics as is evident by the
fact that he served two terms as the
Mayor of his beloved twin towns of
San Ignacio and Santa Elena.
Victor fell ill several months ago but
despite his illness he continued
serving his family, his church and his
party right up to the very end when
the Lord called him home on
Monday, September 15.
We pray for his family during these
difficult times. We encourage them to
continue the good works of this dearly
departed brother who in every sense
of the word was a true Belizean
Rest in peace Brother Victor
August, we will all miss you.
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Why Kenyan Women Crave Stones

By Anne Mawathe BBC News,
Nancy Akoth is four months
pregnant and like many women in her
state has strange cravings.
Some women eat coal, gherkins or
soap but Mrs Akoth craves soft
stones, known in Kenya, where she
lives, as "odowa".
"Ijust have this urge to eat these
stones. I do very crazy things, I
would even wake up at night and
go lookingfor them," she told the
"I consulted my doctor and all
he told me is that maybe I'm
lacking iron and gave me
medication on iron, but I still
have the urge to eat those stones."
Luckily for Mrs Akoth, she is not
alone in craving stones and they are
easily found on sale in Nairobi's
sprawling Gikomba market.
Among the fish-mongers and
dealers in second-hand goods who
flock to the market are traders who
specialise in odowa.
Stone-seller Stephen Ndirangu
unsurprisingly says women are his
main customers.
"Most of them buy the stones to
go and sell them to women who
are pregnant, Mr Ndirangu says.
He says he sells one 90kg sack for
about $6.
Although they are stones, they are
too soft to break the teeth of Mrs
Akoth and her fellow cravers.
Nutritionist Alice Ndong says the
stones have a bland taste.
"It's a pleasant taste. It doesn't
have a tangy flavour or a salty or
a sugary flavour. It's a bit like
eatingflour," she told the BBC.
She says that because of their
abrasive nature, the stones actually
clean the teeth as the stone is chewed
and the finer particles pass through the
However, she warns this should
not be used as an excuse to eat the
stones as the habit can also have
harmful consequences.
"If somebody eats those stones
and they don't take enough
water, then they will actually get
severe constipation... It can
actually be very dangerous," she
"It can actually cause things
like kidney damage and liver
damage, ifyou don't take enough
fluid because it will form a mass
that cannot be excreted."
"When you eat these stones, it's
like eating metal. The particles -
because it's not food are not
digested as finely as fruits or
vegetables," she says.
The phenomenon of craving
non-food items like soil or soft stones
is referred to as pica, a Latin word
for magpie, the bird notorious for
eating almost anything.
Researchers from the University of
Nigeria interviewed 1,071 pregnant
women attending a prenatal clinic at

the Pumwani Maternity Hospital in
At least 800 of those interviewed
said they ate soil, stones and
other non-food items during their
But it is not only those who are
pregnant who indulge in this habit.
Sylvia Moi still finds the soft
stones irresistible, 14 years after
she gave birth.
"I cannot do without it...
Walking without it makes me feel
bad, as if I'm lacking something
[or] I'm hungry," Mrs Moi says.
She says she would like to quit the
habit butjust cannot stop herself.
"When you eat it you look
awkward, people think: 'What is
it that you lack in you that makes
you eat that awkward stone," she
Experts say that the craving to
eat odowa is largely due to a
deficiency of vital minerals, like
calcium, in the body.
"Unfortunately, these stones

don't offer a lot of calcium. They
offer some other forms of
minerals like magnesium but not
much calcium, says Mrs Ndong.
Research shows that these habits
have negative side-effects on the
women's health, ranging from
parasitic infestations, anaemia and
intestinal complications
"The problem with these stones
is sometimes they're not hygienic.
I remember up-country I've seen

people just go somewhere, dig up
and maybe people urinate in that
spot, she says.
Experts warn pregnant women and
others who enjoy eating odowa to try
to ignore these cravings for the sake
oftheir health.
The researchers say that the women
are better off eating a balanced diet,
than remaining hooked to the myth
that their changing bodies need soft
stones and soil.

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The Bridge Is Now
Dear Editor;
Whenever something goes wrong
we must not be afraid to voice our
concern and likewise whenever
positive action is taken we must not
hesitate to give credit where credit is
A few weeks ago the concern
regarding the non-existence of lights
on the Hawksworth bridge was
publicly brought to the attention of
the relevant authorities.

Properly Lighted
Within days of the publication
of the concern the situation was
rectified and now the bridge is
properly lighted making it much safer
to transit at night time.
I must congratulate the authorities for
taking prompt action to fix this
problem. I urge them to continue
listening to and addressing the
concerns of the people.
Thank you
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Pursuant to Decision 6(b) of the Final Decision issued by the PUC on June 26, 2008, in relation to the 2008 Annual
Review Proceeding (ARP) for the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL), the PUC hereby notifies the general public that a
new Rate Setting Methodology (RSM) has been implemented effective September 1, 2008.

The new RSM is intended to provide for more timely collection of the costs paid by BEL for wholesale power and to
encourage more efficient consumption of electricity by consumers.

The entire RSM will be posted on the PUC's website and made public in due course. Following are the general
principles and a summary of the methodology of the new RSM:

General Principles of new RSM:
a) The new RSM contains amendments for sections dealing solely with the cost of power component of the approved
Mean Electricity Rate (MER). There are no amendments for the Value Added of Delivery (VAD), Rate
Stabilization Account (RSA) Recovery and Corrections components of the MER, and these will remain fixed over
the course of the current Annual Tariff Period (ATP), which runs from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009.

b) The Social Rate tariffs approved in Decision 10 of the Final Decision will remain fixed over the ATP.

c) The new RSM will seek to allow BEL to recover the full cost of power over the ATP, save for any excess costs
that may occur in the final month of the ATP, which naturally has to be recovered in the subsequent ATP.

d) The forecasts for electricity sales and cost of power that were employed during the 2008 ARP to set the MER are
those that will apply during the current period of the ATP, being July 1, 2008, to December 31, 2008.

Summary of Methodology:
a) BEL will provide the PUC with Forecast Sale of Power (FSP) and Forecast Cost of Power (FCP) over the ATP, to
be updated/revised over the period as required by the PUC.

b) Based on approved demand and supply forecasts, the PUC will set the Reference Price of Power (RPP the cost
of power component of the MER) on two occasions over an ATP, which should allow BEL to recover the full cost
of power over the period. The RPP for the period July 1, 2008, to December 31, 2008, is $0.312/KWh as set in the
Final Decision. In December, a new RPP will be set by the PUC, which is to be applied over the period January 1,
2009, to June 30, 2009.

c) Based on the Reference Price of Power, the Forecast Sale of Power and the Forecast Cost of Power, the PUC shall
determine on a monthly basis, the expected variance in the costs BEL incurs for its supply and the amount
collected from consumers for delivering such supply (Forecast Cost of Power Variance FCPV).

d) The monthly Forecast Cost of Power Variance will be credited or debited to a Forecast Cost of Power Variance
Account (FCPVA), as the case may be. Any positive balance in the FCPVA will indicate expected amounts owing
to BEL while any negative balance will indicate expected amounts owing to consumers.

e) On or about the tenth day of each month in the ATP, starting with the second month, BEL will provide the PUC
with actual figures for Actual Sale of Power (ASP) and Actual Cost of Power (ACP) for the previous month.

f) Based on the Reference Price of Power, the Actual Sale of Power and the Actual Cost of Power, the PUC will
determine on a monthly basis, the actual variance in the costs BEL incurs for its supply and the amount collected
from consumers for delivering such supply (Actual Cost of Power Variance ACPV).

g) The monthly Actual Cost of Power Variance will be credited or debited to an Actual Cost of Power Variance
Account (ACPVA), as the case may be. Any positive balance in the ACPVA will indicate amounts owing to BEL
while any negative balance will indicate amounts owing to consumers.

h) On a monthly basis, the PUC will compare the forecast balance in the Forecast Cost of Power Variance Account
with the actual balance in the Actual Cost of Power Variance Account, and determine if there is any need to apply
a recovery rate (Cost of Power Recovery CPR) to consumers' bills, based on the following criteria:

i) Where the actual balance is fairly equal to the forecast balance, there will be no need to apply any Cost of
Power Recovery, subject to vi) below. (Please Turn To Page 17)

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ii) Where the actual balance is lower than the forecast balance, it will be the discretion of the PUC whether to
apply a Cost of Power Recovery.
iii) Where the actual balance exceeds the forecast balance by 10% or more, there will be an automatic Cost of
Power Recovery applied to consumers' bills to recover the excess above the forecast balance. Where the
excess is less than 10%, it shall be the discretion of the PUC whether to apply an immediate Cost of Power
iv) Any excess costs or payments to be addressed by the Cost of Power Recovery will be immediately subtracted
from the actual balance, and distributed amongst the various classes of consumers according to the cost
allocation formula applied to the Tariff Basket Revenue (TBR) contained in Decision 6(a) of the Final
v) The excess costs or payments allocated to each class of consumers will be shared amongst individual
consumers based on actual consumption registered during the period of the ATP that applies to the excess
costs or payments, and the appropriate amount will be posted directly to the consumer's bill as a credit to the
consumer or as a receivable for BEL.
vi) Where the PUC is satisfied that some imminent event may materially affect the Forecast Cost of Power or the
Forecast Sale of Power, it may apply a forward-looking Cost of Power Recovery to mitigate the expected
effect of such an event.

i) On or about the fifteenth day of each month, the PUC will make a determination whether any Cost of Power
Recovery will be applied to consumers' bills, and will issue a Public Notice to notify consumers and stakeholders
of the total amount to be recovered from or rebated to consumers. The new Reference Price of Power for the
period January 1,2009, to June 30, 2009, will be published on or about December 15, 2008.

The new RSM has been applied in September, 2008, and BEL has provided the Actual Cost of Power and Actual Sale
of Power for the months of July and August, 2008. The result of applying the new RSM is presented below in the
format that will be employed for future public notices.


Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Notice

Determination of Cost of Power Recovery for October, 2008

Mean Electricity Rate (MER) July 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008:
Value Added of Delivery (VAD): $0.135
Rate Stabilization Account (RSA) Recovery: $0.080
Corrections: -$0.086
Reference Price of Power (RPP): $0.312
MER: $0.441
Forecast Cost of Power Variance Account Balance $'000:
Month: Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forecast Cost of Power (FCP): 12,545 12,181 10,223 10,423 9,125 8,870
Forecast Sale of Power (FSP): 10,961 11,009 11,198 10,658 10,316 9,921
Forecast Cost of Power Variance (FCPV): 1,584 1,172 -975 -236 -1,191 -1,051
Forecast Cost of Power Variance Account (FCPVA) balance: 1,584 2,756 1,781 1,545 354 -697
Actual Cost of Power Variance Account Balance $'000:
Month: Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Actual Cost of Power (ACP): 12,664 10,635
Actual Sale of Power (ASP): 11,101 11,724
Actual Cost of Power Variance (ACPV): 1,563 -1,089
Actual Cost of Power Variance Account (ACPVA) balance: 1,563 474

Conclusions and Determination:

The balance in the ACPVA is ($2,756,000 $474,000 =) $2,282,000 lower than that for the FCPVA for August, 2008.

Their is no indication of any imminent event likely to occur during the current period to reverse the current trend of actual
energy costs being lower than forecast energy costs.

There will be no Cost of Power Recovery (CPR) rate applied for the month of October, 2008.

The approved tariffs contained in the Final Decision of June 26, 2008, continues to apply.

Issued September 16, 2008, by the Public Utilities Commission

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March 21 April 20
It's not a week to ignore what is
occurring around you. Notice when
things are happening, keep track of
what is going on and be ready to show
your interest in matters that could be
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Wednesday Lucky Number: 14

April 21 May 21
There should be a good
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leisure. Share your dreams with a
loved one. Some friendly advice
will help you in a positive way.
Good fortune forecast on: Monday
Lucky Number: 7

SMay 22 June 21

Words alone will not persuade a
loved one you mean what you
say; you must prove you will
keep promises through your actions.
A good week to try your luck,
gambling. Expect luck on: Tuesday
Lucky Number: 18

':-" June 22 July 22
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Someone from the past will
contact you with some interesting
news. You feel inspired to make
changes that are necessary in order
to bring more excitement into your
life. Fortunate on: Sunday Lucky
Number: 23

I July 23 August 23
If things aren't turning out as you
anticipated, take control of the
situation while there is still a
chance to make changes. Don't let
circumstances restrain you. Good
fortune forecast on: Saturday Lucky
Number: 30


If there's a temptation between a
risky venture and a not so risky
one, you're more likely to go for
the safe option. When you're faced
with a decision it won't take you
long to make up your mind.
Lucky day: Thursday Lucky
Number: 12

Sept. 23 Oct. 23
Instead of going along with other
people's suggestions, use your
imagination to mould and form
ideas to make them uniquely
yours. You could be signing an
immensely profitable contract.
Good day for luck: Monday Lucky
Number: 6
Oct. 24 Nov. 22
Rather than waiting for luck to
come to you see what you can do to
make good things happen. You could
be surprised at other people's
reactions; someone you least
expected will invite themselves to
help you. Expect luck on:
Wednesday Lucky Number: 8

4 Nov. 23 Dec 21
Opportunity doesn't knock
often; for this reason be ready to
seriously consider offers that now
come your way. If this means making
changes, it will be worth your while.
Good fortune forecast on: Friday
Lucky Number: 21

Dec. 22 Jan. 20
Even if an opportunity offered
doesn't seem to be bursting with
potential, take another look and you
will see there's room for improvement.
It's all a question of how you perceive
new possibilities. Fortunate on:
Tuesday Lucky Number: 10

Jan.21 Feb. 18

You get that weird feeling
that something wonderful is in
the air. Someone you bump into
will have a big impact; you will
instinctively know you're going to
form a close and special relationship.
Lucky day: Sunday Lucky
Number: 5

Feb. 19 Mar. 20
You are ready to take steps to
bring improvements into your life.
Doing something to help yourself
will release inner worries and
tensions and improve your
health. Lucky day: Thursday Lucky
Number: 11


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Wearing Miniskirts Is Like Walking Naked In The Streets

Uganda seeking miniskirt ban
Uganda's Ethics and Integrity
Minister says miniskirts should be
banned because women wearing
them distract drivers and cause
traffic accidents.
Ethics and Integrity Minister
Nsaba Buturo told journalists in
Kampala that wearing a miniskirt
was like walking naked in the
"What's wrong with a
miniskirt? You can cause an
accident because some of our
people are weak mentally," he
The BBC's Joshua Mmali in
Kampala, the capital, saidj oumalists
found the minister's comments
extremely funny.
Wearing a miniskirt should be
regarded as "indecent", which
would be punishable under Ugandan
law, MrButuro said.
And he railed against the dangers
facing those inadvertently distracted

facing Ugandan society.
"Theft and embezzlement of
public funds, sub-standard
service delivery, greed, infidelity,
prostitution, homosexuality [and]
sectarianism.. "he said.
Earlier this year, Kampala's
Makerere University decided to
impose a dress code for women at
the institution, our reporter says.
The miniskirt and tight trousers
ban has yet to be implemented, but

our correspondent sought the
opinions of women on campus about
the minister's opinions.
"If one wants to wear a
miniskirt, it's ok. If another wants
to put on a long skirt, then that's
ok, "one woman said.
But others had more sympathy with
"I think skimpy things are not
good. We are keeping the dignity
ofAfrica as ladies and we have to
cover ourselves up," one woman,
called Sharon, told the BBC.


by short skirts.
"Ifyou find a naked person you
begin to concentrate on the
make-up of that person and yet
you are driving," he said.
"These days you hardly know
who is a mother from a daughter,
they are all naked."
According to the minister, indecent
dressing is just one of many vices

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Notice is hereby given that under the
Intoxicating Liquor License
Ordinance Chapter 150 of the
Laws of Belize, Revised Edition
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year 2008 to operate COCOPELE
located on Hudson Street,
San Ignacio Town, in the Cayo

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Intoxicating Liquor License
Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws
of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that
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Intoxicating Liquor License
Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws
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Monday, September 15, 2008:

The San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council take this opportunity
to inform the general public that beginning this week, the Council
has assumed full responsibility for the collection and disposal of
residential and commercial waste.

Until recently, Cox Solid Waste Management was performing this
function under an eight-year contract signed in 2002 and expiring
in December 2010. However, the current Council has always
maintained the view that apart from being overpriced and bloated,
the service provided was poor. Consequently, both parties arrived
at an amicable agreement resulting in the Council taking over full
responsibility for providing this vital service.
In light of this new undertaking, the Council is seeking your kind
cooperation and patience as it fine tunes the operations for the
timely, organized and effective performance of this service.

Please be informed that the Council will soon have a fleet of trucks
and other machinery that will allow for the scheduled systematic
and orderly collection and disposal of garbage within the twin

During this initial stage, the Council is experimenting with
several collection schedules in an effort to come up with one that
will best serve all the people of San Ignacio and Santa Elena.

The Council again requests your cooperation, patience and
understanding as it undertakes to iron out all kinks in the system
which ultimately should result in the delivery of a service that is
more cost effective, healthy and safe for all of us.

Your San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council
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