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Publication Date: February 3, 2009
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VELASQUEZ AND VASQUEZ SENTENCED


TO SPEND THE NEXT 6 1/2 YEARS IN JAIL


SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,
Monday, January 26, 2009:
The crime occurred over three
years ago. Initial investigation led
to the arrest of four Santa Elena
men. The trial ended last week with
the conviction and sentencing of
two of them.
On October 27, 2005, Oscar
Chapeau, 63 at the time, reported
to San Ignacio Police that he and a
Chinese female companion were
attacked and robbed whilst at his
River Walk Farm located across
from Floral Park, at mile 63 on the
Western Highway.
In a statement to the police,
i Reymundo "Mundo" Va
Chapeau reported that the items
stolen included a gold and diamond $800., one black Nokia telephone
ring valued at $10,000., one valued at $400., one green jacket
computer and accessories valued at valued at $300., one Seiko brand
Tourist Turned Community Volunteer
SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,
Wednesday, January 28, 2009:
He landed in Belize as a tourist
on January 5, 2009, but after being
in the country for only two weeks
he caught up with a foreign
team engaged in community
construction proj ects.
Robert "Bob"Davis is an
American national from Wisconsin
USA. He is on his second trip to
Belize. His first visit was over 14
years ago, in 1994.
We met him over the weekend
at Pop's Restaurant on West Street Robert "Bob"Davis
in San Ignacio Town and what an Ignacio after which he moved over
interesting story he had to offer. the bridge to the Aguada Hotel on
He told us that he spent his first La Loma Luz Boulevard in Santa
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squez, 22 Nelson Velasquez, 20


wrist watch valued at $250., one
brown leather wallet valued at $25.,
one Belize Driver's Permit valued
at $20., one $20., telephone card
and $1,500., in cash, all for a total
value of $13,315.
The report also included
allegations of the attempt rape
of the Chinese woman.
Swift police investigation led to
the arrest ofReymundo "Mundo"
Vasquez, Nelson Velasquez, Luis
Castellanos and Mark Trapp
Gentle.
When the case was first heard in
San Ignacio's magistrate court it
was submitted for trial on
indictment in the Supreme Court
but as the matter proceeded, it was
subsequently reverted to the
magistrate court for summary trial.
After several adjournments the
case was set for hearing on
January 23, 2009. With all four


defendants pleading not guilty to
charges of robbery, wounding and
harm, the trial proceeded as
scheduled and after hearing
arguments from the defense and the
prosecution, Magistrate Harrison
Hulett, deputizing for Magistrate
Kathleen Lewis, found two of the
defendants, Reymundo "Mundo"
Vasquez and Nelson Velasquez
guilty for the crimes of robbery,
wounding and harm.
The other defendants Luis
Castellanos and Mark Trapp
Gentle were acquitted of all
charges. All four accused persons
were undefended in court.
Velasquez and Vasquez were
consequently sentenced to 5 years
for robbery, 1 year for wounding
and 6 months for harm. Magistrate
Hulett ordered that the sentences
are to run consecutively for a total
of 6 12 years imprisonment.


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Belizean Man Found Dead In Melehor, Guatemala


MELCHOR DE
MENCOS, Peten,
Guatemala,
Monday, January
26, 2009:
Another Belizean
is dead in the
neighboring Western
border community of
Melchor De Mencos,
Peten, Guatemala.
Our investigation
revealed that it was
shortly after 9:00
p.m., on Friday,
January 24, when
Guatemalan firemen
and policemen from


the Policia Nacional Civil (PNC)
responded to reports of a man on
the ground near the Puerta Negra
(Black Door) Bar in Melchor.
According to Guatemalan
law, under these circumstances,
permission must be obtained from
a local judge for the removal of a
body.
When the required
permission was obtained, the body
was transported to the nearby
hospital where it was pronounced
dead and identified as that of
Belizean, Johnny Cal, 31 from the
village of San Jose Succotz.
Belizean authorities at the


He said that, contrary to media
reports, the incident did not take
place inside the bar and that as a
matter of fact, he was the first
person to come upon the man on
the ground about 25 feet outside the
bar.
According to the Manager, he
exited the bar, as he normally does
when on duty, just to keep track of
what his happening on the outside
as with the loud music inside, it is
often difficult to keep abreast of
what is happening outside and so
he make regular checks. It was
P TP


The Deceased, Johnny Cal, 31


Western Border as well as Benque
Viejo police were informed of the
incident. The mother of the
deceased traveled to Melchor
where she positively identified the
deceased as her son. At around 2:30
p.m., the following day, she crossed
the border with her son's body.
We traveled to La Puerta Negra
in Melchor where we spoke to the
manager of the establishment
"Nelson" He informed that the
deceased is a regular patron of the
establishment and that he had
visited the bar earlier that Friday
evening where he drank a liter of
beer and left without incident.


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BELIZE TOURISM BOARD


NEWS

CARIBBEAN CUISINE CULINARY TRAINING WORKSHOP

The Belize Tourism Board in collaboration with the Organization of American States is inviting Hotel and Restaurant
(Professional) Cooks and Chefs to participate in a Caribbean Cuisine Culinary Training Workshop facilitated by The
Culinary Institute of America.

Venue: Institute for Technical and Vocational Educational Training (ITVET) on St. Thomas Street in Belize City
Date: February 9th 14th, 2009
Topics to be covered
Food Presentation
Menu Planning
Use of local ingredients
Accompaniments and garnishes
Vegetarian Cuisine
Food preparation to contemporary "table cloth" dining standards

Benefit of CCC Workshop

This program is designed to address the incorporation of local ingredients in Caribbean Cuisine as well as
focus on the most delectable ways of presenting food to maximize the value of the dining experience.

The fee for the program is BZ$200.00. All are encouraged to come into the Belize Tourism Board to register and make payments.
SPACES ARE LIMITED therefore we will only accept registration upon payment and will fill spaces on a first come first serve basis
Deadline to apply: Wednesday February 4th, 2009
Kindly be advised that only persons employed by a licensed Hotels and bonafied Restaurants are eligible for qualification.

For more information and/or registering please contact:
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Terms of Reference

for BELIZE TOUISMBOARD

Project Director,

Project Coordinating Unit (PCU)

DUTY STATION: Belize
PROJECT NAME: Sustainable Tourism Program
PROJECT NO.: BL-L1003
OPERATION NO.: 2060/OC-BL

I. BACKGROUND
The Belize Sustainable Tourism Program is a response to challenges that must be faced if Belize's tourism sector is to grow in a manner that is economically, environmentally and socially
sustainable. The intention is to strengthen the sector's contribution to the national economy by consolidating the overnight tourism market with investments and activities along three inter-
related fronts: (I) enhancing the tourism experience and resource sustainability at consolidated destinations subject to pressure; (ii) diversifying tourism products in emerging destinations for
the overnight market segment; and (iii) strengthening tourism institutions for policy, destination planning and management. The project is being funded by the Govemment of Belize and the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) through a loan of US$13.322M.
II. OBJECTIVES
The objective of this consultancy is to lead the IDB-funded Sustainable Tourism Program towards the achievement of its objectives and indicators and oversee the execution ofthe Project and
the day-to-day running of the Project's activities.
111. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION
Starling Date and Duration: The Project Director shall be employed by the program for a four year period, starting on the dale of contract signing. The contract shall be renewable on an annual
basis based on performance.

Duties: The Project Director will be responsible for the overall management of the Project Coordinating Unit. Specific duties will include: (1) the planning and coordination of all aspects of
program implementation; (2) monitoring of results and report preparation; (3) procurement in accordance with the agreed procurement plan; (4) disbursement of program resources; (5)
coordination with the Bank and other relevant stakeholders.

ReporlingArrangements: The Project Directorwill report for contractual purposes to the Director of Tourism ofthe Belize Tourism Board.

Place of Work: The Project Directorwill work from an office provided the Belize Tourism Board in Belize City, Belize Field trips are expected to take place throughout the country for the project
duration.

Qualific2rions: The Project Director shall have a professional degree in Tourism Management, Environmental Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or related disciplines. Post
graduate education in areas relevant to Tourism, such as, Sustainable Tourism Management and/or Destination Management is a plus. Previous professional experience in tourism-related
projects is mandatory. In addition, helshe shall have at least five years experience in project management. Previous experience with projects from international funding agencies would be an
asset. He/she must exhibit leadership qualillies, strong interpersonal and communicationsskills and fluency in English. Fluency in Spanish and competency in computer software would be an
asset.

IV. ACTIVITIES
1. The Project Director shall oversee all project activities, according to the Results Framework, the project operating regulations, the policy directives from the Government of Belize in
accordance with the loan agreement, She/He will review all documentation relating to the project, in particular the Program Operation Manual for the LoanAgreement, and shall
undertake work on the project in accordance with the Program Operation Manual, Annual Work Plans and IDB procurement policies.

2. The Project Director will manage the implementation of the Program including support for the recruitment, as well as management and supervision of personnel within the Project
Coordinating Unit and consultants, in accordance with Bank procedures and after obtaining approval in accordance with the Operational Manual and the Bank, The Project Director
will ensure the rational and transparent useof project funds in orderto achieve project goals, establishing the necessary controls for its appropriate use, registration, and reporting to
the Belize Tourism Board as Executing Agency and to the Inter-American Development Bank.

3. The Project Director will produce an Annual Work Plan and Procurement Plan with a detailed budget and schedule of activities based on the Results Framework and obtaining
approval in accordance with the Program Operation Manual. The Project Director will be responsible forthe monitoring of progress on a regular basis.

4. He/She will undertake the following:
Confirm to the appropriate instructions which will be issued by the Executing Agencies.
SRepresent the Project in its relationships with the IDB and third parties;
SPrepare or oversee the preparation and presentation of all necessary administrative, technical and financial submissions for the Bank and the Project Steering Committee;
SServe as secretary of the Project Steering Committee;
Manage and monitor all project implementation activities on adaily basis;
SOrganize and convene project meetings;
Conduct stakeholder meetings and coordination activities among and between stakeholders as needed;
Submit a monthly report to the Project Steering Committee including activities undertaken and challenges to be addressed with recommendations for action;
SProduce progress and final project reports; and
Prepare and submit post-project recommendations to the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation and the Belize Tourism Board for follow up
action.
SServe as facilitator for project related meetings and consultations with stakeholders.
SCo-ordinate Public Relations efforts on behalf of the Sustainable Tourism Program.
Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to ensure the successful implementation of the Sustainable Tourism Program.

In the implementation of these responsibilities the Project Director may be assisted by the staff of the BTB or other such public officers or other persons as may be appointed or
designated for the purpose.

5. The Project Director will prepare the following reports:
Initial work plan: Within two weeks of contract signing, an initial work plan with a detailed schedule of activities for the first yearof implementation. The Project Directorwill also
finalize the Program Operational Manual in consultation with the Belize Tourism Board and the Project Steering Committee
Subsequent Annual Work Plans, with a detailed schedule of activities for that particular year and an overall schedule that leads to successful implementation within the
specified four year time frame.
Progress Reports: Semi-annual progress reports, to follow a pre-approved Bank format, due on January 31 and July 31 of each year detailing the (i) financial performance, (ii)
breakdown of projects completed and findings on maintenance of civil works, (iii) findings on monitoring of environmental impacts and implementation of mitigation measures,
and (iv) an analysis of problems encountered and steps taken to resolvethem. and a plan of activities forthe next period.
Quarterly Financial Reports: Progress reports, to follow a pre approved Bank format, due on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each year detailing the
expenditure forthe previous period, problems found and how they were dealt with, and projected expenditure for the next quarter.
Final Report: a final report within 3 months of the end of execution of the program to follow a pre-approved bank format, including (i) the development of the program, lessons
learned, conclusions reached and recommendations.
Annexesofall reports shall include an execution chronogram.

V. PAYMENT SCHEDULE
The Project Directorwill be paid a monthly salary during the contract period, at a rateto be negotiated during contracting.
VI. COORDINATION
The Project Director shall work in close coordination with the Belize Tourism Board, Project Steering Committee, the Ministry of Tourism and the staff of the Project Co-ordination Unit.
VII. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Curriculum vitae along with two (2) references are to be submitted to the Director ofTourism. Belize Tourism Board, PO. Box 325, Belize City, Belize, no laterthan 12 noon on Friday. February
13th, 2009



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Let's Not Wait
Dear Editor;
Daily hundreds of pedestrians
brave traffic hazards on the
Western Highway from the Loma
Luz Boulevard junction to the
Hawkesworth Bridge. It is high
time an appropriate sidewalk
together with pedestrian crossings
be built, to accomodate increasing
foot traffic with a safety zone.
Additional traffic officers would
also be needed to assist at key
crossings for school children
especially at lunchtime and for the


For A Tragedy
issuing of tickets for violators of
traffic laws.
In this manner a more controlled
flow of traffic will be implemented
at the same time collecting needed
funds for the town council.
Lets not wait for a trajedy to
occur before action is taken. We
must bear in mind that it can
happen to anyone at anytime,
being either a driver or a pedestrian.
Thank you
Nicacio "Nic" Gonzalez,
Santa Elena, Cayo


Forgotten And Abandoned In Kontiki, Cayo
Dear Editor, Fed up with being ignored by
Two national elections ago, many Brother Les, we were glad when the
people in the Cayo North Division, last national elections came around.
including those that live in the For his failure as our representative,
Kontiki Area, went to the polls and we voted the PUP out and voted for
cast their vote for Brother Les. Mr. Fernandez.
What a mistake we made. Even The UDP won and we welcomed
though this man lived in Kontiki the change hoping that things
area, he virtually abandoned us. would improve in Kontiki.
He not only failed us as our We were so wrong. Like Brother
representative, but did nothing to Les, the Hon. Fernandez has also
maintain or improve conditions in forgotten and abandoned us in
our part of town. Kontiki.
The only time we would see a Since elections we have had
grader around here to fix roads was tropical storms and rain storms that
when the road to his house was bad. have made our already bad dirt
Then the grader would show up and roads even worse. And only once
only fix the two roads that led to has a grader been sent to do some
his house. repairs to them.


BELIZE TOURISM BOAfRD





The BTB Announces
Tour Guide Certificate Course

The Belize Tourism Board wishes to inform all
interested Belizeans of the commencement of
enrollment for Tour Guide Training. The course, being
offered by the University of Belize, is designed to train
participants in both theoretical and practical
techniques of the profession. Classes will now include
basic swimming, snorkeling and boating skills.

Upon completion of the course, the Belize Tourism
Board will certify each successful participant, making
you eligible to apply for a tour guide license.


PRICE:
VENUE:
DURATION:
STARTING DATE:
FINISHING DATE:
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
REGISTER AT:


$ 600.00
University of Belize
14 Weeks
February 9th, 2009
May 15th, 2009
February 4th, 2009
Faculty of Arts and
Education, former
Teachers' College Campus.
(Ask for Mayra Pech)


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Like before too, the grader has
only worked on two roads
(ironically, the same ones that go
by Brother Les house). It makes me
wonder if the Hon. Fernandez is on
top of things in Kontiki or if the
same man from the Ministry of
Works is allowed to make sure that
Bro. Les contiues to remain
comfortable.
Several of us out here have cars,
not only Bro. Les. We can barely
drive our cars down our street
because they are in such deplorable
condition.
Even some of our neighbours

Politics And The Law
Dear Editor,
Thank you for allowing me a
space in our Twin Town's STAR
Newspaper. My intention in
writing this piece is by no means
to find argument for any back
and forth on any particular topic,
but to define and suggest
recommendations for our Twin
Towns forward movement as a
vital part of our country's success.
My concern, as it is with many
people that have made comment,
is the POLICE CITIZEN SPECIAL
CONSTABLES (PSCs).
First, I must applaud this idea.
Anything that can help with the
delivery of justice, on the side of
the law is a plus in the society we
live in kudos to the Police for this
important element of having
private citizens help to provide us
a safer community.
On the other hand, I believe that
the process or criteria used to
choose the people that are given the
power to defend the law on our
behalf, is flawed or perhaps, those
in the position of choosing those
PSCs have not proven that they can
choose the most responsible people
among us for this very important
responsibility.
By no means are we saying that
the system is flawed as far as the
idea goes. But we are suggesting
that the criteria need to be
revisited because of some of the
choices that we have seen. From
talking to people who have had
some qualms with (at least) a
couple of the recently appointed
PSCs, the general feeling is that,
these individuals could use the
law as a weapon against the very
same citizens they are given the
opportunity to protect.
One potential case may be that a
PSC may not have the decent
ability to be objective when
dealing with particular
situations; a problem that could
be decently dealt with could
mushroom into something
obnoxious where the REAL Police
would have to then step in -
making the citizenry morale with
Police confidence deplete even


with 4X4 vehicles have a hard time
driving to their houses when it
rains.
Surely the Hon. Fernandez could
request that the Ministry of Works
send their grader out here to level
our streets.
The town board elections are
coming very soon. We would like
to remind Mr. Fernandez that when
area representatives forget and
abandon us in Kontiki, we let them
know of their failure on election
day.
Joe Card,
Kontiki Area, Cayo.

Should Not Be Mixed
more.
A second suggestion would be to
investigate the past records
(Police and other) of all
individuals desirous of becoming
PSC's. If a person expressing an
interest of becoming a Special
Constable has a criminal police
record, then he/she should be
denied this important position even
if he/she was absolved the main
element in this situation is the
amount of problems that this
person has had to deal with. It could
appear that these individuals have
the power of the law to use as a
weapon against the "people that
don't like him/her".
Citizens have also, very
admirably, condemned any
political intervention in pointing
out or requesting on who should
become a Special Constable as it
is done with Justice's of the Peace,
where there is another dramatic
disappointment as politicians have
flooded the streets with JP's many
who don't even know their role in
that honorable position see the
"fees" for the "honorable" work
they do. (This is for another writ-
ing of course)
It is the hope of this writer that
citizens will observe some of the
occurrences in the twin towns and
through this type of writing, think
of options and opportunities that
will make our towns safer and more
prosperous.
We should agree that the criteria
be changed as far as how and who
we choose our Special Constables
for our protection with the law. We
can also agree that using the law as
a weapon against law-abiding
citizens is an appalling strategy that
will come about when there is no
objectivity in the people we choose
for these positions.
Lastly, we can also agree that
politics and this sacred area of the
law should not be mixed as this is
capable of corrupting the founda-
tions of peace and justice that all
citizens hope to share in our
Belizean society.
With community first,
Joe Awe, San Ignacio









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Selling Above The Controlled

Price Is A Serious Offence
BELMOPAN, Tuesday, January 27, by some distributors may exceed the
2009: current controlled price.
A release issued today by the In light of this situation the general
Ministry of Economic Development, public is hereby informed that the
Commerce, Industry and Consumer current controlled prices for butane
Protection informs that it has come to gas are as follows:
the attention of the Belize Bureau of Corozal and Belize City: $86;
Standards that the price of butane sold Orange Walk: $87; Belmopan City and


San Ignacio/Santa Elena: $88; Benque
Viejo del Carmen $89; Dangriga:
$90; and Punta Gorda: $91.
Consumers are advised to take
note the current price and to alert
the Ministry of infractions at
0-800-283-5587.
Where there is failure to comply,
consumers are reminded that the
receipt is proof of purchase and this is
important in seeking redress.


Distribution agents and the general
public are hereby advised that selling
above the controlled price is a serious
offence under the Supplies Control Act
Chapter 293 Section four (4) of the
Laws of Belize.
Any person found in violation faces
imprisonment for a term not
exceeding six months or to a fine not
exceeding one thousand dollars or to
both fine and confinement.


SOCIAL SECURITY BOARD

TENDER
The Social Security Board invites tenders for the provision of cleaning supplies for its offices countrywide.
The list of supplies to be provided are as follows:

ITEM QUANTITY

Air Freshener Spray 420 Boxes of 12 cans per box
Alcohol (Rubbing) 52 Boxes of 12 bottles per box
Bathroom Freshener Dispensers (Time Mists) 32 Cases
Brooms 132 Units
Buckets 68 Units
Buffing Pads 16 Units
Carpet Deodorizers 32 Bottles
Carpet Stain Remover 20 Bottles
Clorox (Bleach) 132 Boxes of six 1 gallon bottles per box
Deck Broom 8 Units
Dishwashing Liquid (750 ml) 148 Bottles
Dust Pans 16 Units
Disinfectant 10 Cases of six 1 gallon bottles per box
Furniture Polish non aerosol 156 Cans
Garbage Bags (13 gallons) 224 Rolls at 50 bags per roll
Garbage Bags (29-33 gallons) 224 Rolls at 50 bags per roll
Garbage Bags (50 gallons) 116 Rolls at 50 bags per roll
Garbage Containers (13 gallon) 50 Units
Glass Cleaner 108 Bottles
Hand Liquid Soap 76 Boxes at 12 units per box
Hand Paper 220 Cases at 12 rolls per case
Insect Spray 232 Cans
Jumbo Toilet Paper (for dispenser) 244 Cases at 12 rolls per case
Lime Away 272 Bottles
Lysol Antibacterial Spray 104 Units
ClIaning Clnths 36 Rnxps
Mops (small) 164 Units
Mops (large) 24 Units
Muriatic Acid 116 Bottles
Orange Cleaner 28 Cases
Rubber Gloves 48 Packs
Scrub Brushes 12 Units
Powdered Detergent 9 Packs
Toilet Bowl Deodorizer 8 Boxes
Toilet Paper 36 Bales
Toilet Plunger 10 Units
Toilet Scrubber (brush) 12 Units
Unitabs (for urinals) 24 Boxes at 12 units per box
Vacuum Bags 4 Boxes

All submissions must include the unit price of each item and the brand and size of the product.

Submission of tender must be made in a sealed envelope to the address below. The envelope shall bear the name of the tender and a
warning not to open before the specified time and date. The deadline for the submission of tenders is February 9. 2009. Any tender
received after this deadline will not be considered.

The Social Security Board, Tender Committee, will open tenders and the Social Security Board will not defray any cost incurred by any
tenderer. The Social Security Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender and reserves the right to accept or reject any tender, and
to annul the process and reject all tenders, at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected
prospective contractor or any obligation to assign any reason for the rejection of any tender. Prospective tenderers must be in compliance
with the requirements of Social Security Act in order to be considered.

Mrs. Merlene Bailey Martinez
Chief Executive Officer
Social Security Board
Bliss Parade, P.O. Box 18
Belmopan, Belize









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2009's Firt i e In F el Pric decade when in 1999, the price of remains at less than half it was, up
S0 F ir Incu s 111 n uel P ric crude hovered around US$16 a to the end of last year. Today, a
SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Notwithstanding however, crude barrel. 20-gallon tank of gasoline results
Wednesday, January 28, 2009: oil prices are still far higher than Despite this latest increase, the in a automatic saving of $100 to
Fuel prices in Belize increased they were at the beginning of the retail price of fuel, in Belize, consumers.
today resultingfrom rion costs. San I nacio Rotary Club Hosts 7th Annual Elocution Contest


At the stroke of midnight, and as
the date changed to Wednesday,
January 28, 2009, fuel outlets
across the nation ratcheted up the
retail prices at their stations.
In San Ignacio/Santa Elena, the
price of Diesel went up by 58 cents:
From BZ$4.85 to BZ$5.43 -
Regular Gasoline experienced a
93 cents increase from $4.65 to
$5.58 and Super Gasoline went up
from $5.45 to $5.85, an increase of
40 cents.
In July 2008, the world price of
crude peaked at US$147 per
barrel. By the end of 2008, as most
of the world fell into recession,
prices plunged to below US$49 a
barrel.


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BY: Pia Durham
SAN IGNACIO HOTEL, Cayo,
Thursday, January 22, 2009:
The 7th Annual Voice of the West
Elocution Contest was held inside
the Bedran Hall at the San Ignacio
Resort Hotel in San Ignacio Town
Cayo.
The admission free event,
annually hosted and organized by
the Rotary Club of San Ignacio,
was divided into 4 categories.
The winners in each category is
a follow:
PUBLISHED POEMS &
EXCERPTS
First Prize: Barbara Velasquez,
St. Ignatius High School $200.


Second Prize: Arturo Matus
Sacred Heart College $100.
Third Prize: Carrie Roberson
Belize Christian Academy $50.

ORIGINAL POETRY
First Prize: Kayln Kristel Fuller
Belmopan Comprehensive $200.
Second Prize: Dina Halsal
Our Lady of Guadalupe High
School $100.
Third Prize: Rebekah Penner
Belize Christian Academy $50.

ESSAY WRITING
First Prize: Courtney
Weatherburne Belmopan


Public Notice


PUBLIC UTILITIES
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Public Utilities Commission (PUC)


PUBLIC UTILITIES


Notice:
The Public Utilities Commission (hereinafter referred to as "the Commission") hereby serves Notice this day,
January 26, 2009, to all Interested Persons, including the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) and the general public,
that the Commission has decided to delay the implementation of the AMENDMENT TO THE 2008 ANNUAL
REVIEW PROCEEDING FINAL DECISION that was issued January 7, 2009, while the Commission undertakes a
process of public consultation with regards to the amendments made to the 2008 ANNUAL REVIEW
PROCEEDING FINAL DECISION.

To this end, the Commission is inviting all Interested Persons to make comments and representations with respect
to the AMENDMENT TO THE 2008 ANNUAL REVIEW PROCEEDING FINAL DECISION as previously
issued, or with respect to any further amendments.

Definition of Interested Person:
An "Interested Person" as stated above means a person who may be materially affected by any Decision, Order,
Regulations or Byelaws made or issued by the Commission.

Comments:
The deadline for comments to be received from Interested Persons is Wednesday, February 4, 2009.

Comments may be made:

a) in writing and delivered to the PUC at: Public Utilities Commission
41 Gabourel Lane, Belize City
P. O. Box 300

b) by email to the PUC at: info@puc.bz

Intended date to issue decision to either confirm or further amend the AMENDMENT TO THE 2008
ANNUAL REVIEW PROCEEDING FINAL DECISION:
The Commission intends to issue its decision to either confirm or further amend the AMENDMENT TO THE 2008
ANNUAL REVIEW PROCEEDING FINAL DECISION as previously issued on Friday, February 6, 2009.

Purpose for delay and consultation:
The purpose for the delay is to extend an opportunity to all Interested Persons to contribute to and perhaps improve
upon the amendments made to the 2008 ANNUAL REVIEW PROCEEDING FINAL DECISION by the
Commission.

Additionally, BEL filed an application with the Supreme Court for an injunction against and stay of the
amendments until an appeal of the amendments filed by BEL with the Supreme Court is heard and determined.
Rather than risk having the injunction and stay upheld and result in an undue delay in passing through the benefits
of the lower cost of power (due to lower oil prices) to consumers, the Commission decided to make an undertaking
to the Supreme Court to delay the implementation of the amendments for a potentially shorter period until a
process of consultation is completed.

Assurance of pass through of benefits of reduced cost of power:
The Commission is required to set the Reference Price of Power (RPP cost of power component of the Mean
Electricity Rate) for the period January 1 to June 30, 2009, and by law the cost of power is a direct pass-through
cost item. Despite any delays in the implementation of the amendments, the RPP is effective for that said period.

Therefore, the Commission hereby assures that consumers will enjoy any appropriate benefit that may accrue as a
result of the reduction in the cost of power, as determined by the Commission, with effect January 1, 2009.


Comprehensive $200.
Second Prize: Ricardo Galvez,
Sacred Heart College $100.
Third Prize: Matthew Gomez,
Our Lady of Guadalupe High
School $50.

IMPROMPTU SPEECH
First Prize: Karina Gill
Our Lady of Guadalupe High
School $300.
Second Prize: Gerry Ramirez
Eden S.D.A. $200.
Third Prize: Reynaldo Romero
Sacred Heart College $100.
The San Ignacio Rotary Club
takes this opportunity to thank all
of its Sponsors and Participants for
helping to make this Educational
event so successful and
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1. Cadet Henderson, CEO; 2. Cecil Garbutt, DTS, Cayo District; 3. Mario Tun, DTS Orange Walk;
4. Eric Moore, DTS Toledo District; 5. Graciano Medina, Zone Engineeer, North; 6. Lindsey Wade, DTS Belize District;
7. Maurice Rogers, DTS Corozal; 8. David Novelo, Executive Engineer; 9. Derrick Calles, Southern Zone Engineer,
10. William "Bill" Cuevas, DTS, Stann Creek District and 11. Hon. Anthony "Boots" Martinez, Minister of Works


On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 during a brief ceremony held at the Ministry of Works Compound in Belmopan City, Hon. Anthony "Boots"
Martinez, Minister of Works and Cadet Henderson, ChiefExectuive Officer in the Ministry of Works, handed over nine (9) new 2009 Isuzu
D- Max, 4 cylinder, manual transmission, diesel pick-ups to its six (6) District Technical Supervisors and three (3) Zone Engineers.

These vehicles were purchased from Bravo Motors at a total cost of $390,000.00. Each vehicle is valued at approximately $42,000.00.
Funding was made possible by the Government of Belize under the Prime Minister's $2 million dollar budgetary allocation for equipment
replacement for the Ministry of Works and from project financing.

During official handing over ceremonies, Hon. Anthony "Boots" Martinez commended District Technical Supervisors and Zone Engineers on
their hard work and dedication and urged them to continue the exemplary work, particularly now that they will be more equipped to do so. He
also extended his thanks to the Prime Minister, Hon. Dean Barrow, for support of his vision to make the Ministry of Works a competitive,
highly productive and efficient Ministry on par with the private sector.

In addition to these nine (9) pick-ups, several dump trucks and other road work equipment are expected to arrive in the country shortly.









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ARIES MAR 21 to APR 20 .


Sa lot happening for
you if you juggle it
properly. There will
be some real
Challenges at work
but if you are able to
come up with quick thinking, you
could be rewarded with perks that
you have been looking for. On the
domestic front you should have
some memorable times with loved
ones. Just make sure that you keep
work and personal time separate.
Lucky numbers: 9, 34, 57.

TAURUS
APR 21 to MAY 21
This week makes
Syou realise the
importance of a
whole lot of things
in life, especially
the people close to
your heart. You draw closer to your
partner/ spouse/ family and intend
to keep it that way. This approach
is also evident in your working
relationships where you yield some
ground to gain some. There could
be some legal matter from your past
that needs to be dealt with.
Lucky numbers: 6, 30, 72.

GEMINI MAY 22 to
JUNE 21
There will be effort
from your side to
work on the aspects
of your personality
that you think are
standing in the way of
your personal growth. You will try
to look at criticism constructively.
Financial matters will improve and
will ease off burden on your mind.
Be patient because there will be a
situation mid week where you may
have to deal with a temperamental
person. Lucky numbers: 5, 36, 79.

CANCER JUNE 22
to JUL 22
/. There is a lot that you
want to achieve. And
";"I-;" you have been
St working hard to get it
started. You are able to
see some progress in real, tangible
terms now. There is greater
bonding with people you work with
and greater satisfaction derived
from work. You need to be extra
careful about your health as that is
one area that could cause a setback.
Be level-headed. Lucky numbers:
2, 61, 94.

LEO JUL 23 to AUG 23
There could be reworking of ties
with loved ones and affirmation of
existing ones with very close


MJr friends. Remember
J that there are
S temporary storms in
Every relationship and
you need to wait for it to pass. You
should focus on keeping your
dignity intact even if you feel that
people close to you act selfish. You
are able to keep the hope high in
midst of rough seas. Lucky num-
bers: 1, 24, 84.

VIRGO
AUG 24 to SEP 22
You work hard at
J giving your best at
work and making it
the smoothest ride
for your loved ones.
You are able to
sit and bask in the glow of
satisfaction with what you have
achieved. Only thing you will have
to be careful about is your own
strict standards and benchmarks
that you set for yourself. Some con-
fusion in relationships is bound to
prevail but have faith. Lucky num-
bers: 4, 45, 74.

LIBRA SEP 23 to OCT 23
This week is likely
to bring some good
IU feeling within you. It
is not always about
money or romance.
You are likely to be
in pink of health and will be
tremendously pleased with yourself
for your efficiency and
productivity. You need to careful
though that it will not work well to
simply obsess about oneself.
Be accommodative of others
opinions and problems too. Lucky
numbers: 7, 54, 63.

SCORPIO
OCT 24 to NOV 22
You have seen lot of
Tumultuous times and
s,-,: now you find
S yourself more mature.
t% However, there could
be phases when
people close to you, whom you
trust in make choices that are not
to your liking. You need to get re-
alistic about your expectations in
life. Do not start chasing something
just because someone else is doing
it. Know your strengths and follow
that course. Lucky numbers: 9,15,
17.

SAGITTARIUS
NOV 23 to DEC 21
SThere are many
S hardships that you
have suffered. Now is
the time, where you


can know if you have learnt from
your past mistakes. You could be
mending a relationship with
someone important. If you try hard
enough some of the mistakes can
be reversed. You could endear
yourself to someone in position of
authority. There could crop up a
situation within the family that tests
your patience. Lucky numbers: 3,
12, 58.

CAPRICORN
DEC 22 to JAN 20
This is a time when
your feelings begin
Sto overwhelm your
thinking mind. There
could be some strict
evaluation of your current work
scenario in terms of the happiness
it brings to you or the problems you
are facing. You could be
measuring the returns that you get
for your work. However, make sure
that you make decisions when you
feel level headed and not under the
sway of emotions. Lucky
numbers: 8, 25, 69.


The mental plans have
been drawn and you
have thought long and
hard. Now is the time
to give shape to what
you have been dreaming of.
Though, it takes a lot of hard work
to translate ideas into reality,


Aquarians are seldom shy of
putting in hard work. Try not to get
distracted by minor issues and
events so that your focus does not
waver. Lucky numbers: 12, 35,
84.

PISCES FEB 19 to MAR 20
There will be some
good career moves
from your end. You are
likely to be fired up for
doing your best and
may not be seeking rewards. It is
the satisfaction that you aim for
rather than monetary returns. You
find yourself more at peace with a
loving family than a roaring work
life. Thinking before speaking will
save the day. Lucky numbers: 14,
43, 82.


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Police Officer Of The Month For December


BENQUE VIEJO TOWN,
Thursday, January 29, 2009:
Benque Viejo Police today named
PC #140 Josue Mckoy as the
formation's Officer of the Month
for December 2008.
A brief ceremony, attended by
personnel attached to the Benque
Viejo Police Sub Formation, was
held on Thursday afternoon during
which PC Mckoy was officially
honored for his commitment to
service and dedication to his duties.
PC Mckoy who is attached to
Benque Viejo's Zone Beat Liaison
Program, was also the recipient of
a $100 cash award which came
courtesy of Canadian Mounted
Police Staff Sergeant Blake
Shreue who was present at the
ceremony with his wife Evelyn
as they personally made the
presentation. Sgt. Shreue and
his wife are regular visitors to
Belize.


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Officer Of The Month PC #140 Josue Mckoy (L) -
Officer Commanding Benque Viejo Police Sub-Formation,
Superintendent Dezerie Phillips


Additionally PC McKoy received
a certificate of appreciation from
the Officer Commanding the
Benque Viejo Police Formation,
Superintendent Dezerie Phillips
and the Staff of the Benque Viejo


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Police Sub Formation.
He also received a gift certificate
for dinner for 2 at the San Ignacio
Resort Hotel which came courtesy
of a prominent Benque Viejo
businessman.
We take this opportunity
to congratulate PC Josue Mckoy
on this latest achievement and
at the same time encourage him
to continue the level of dedication
he has demonstrated in providing
quality service to the community.


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BTB Opens New Airport Office


Belize City, Wednesday, January 14th, 2009-The Belize Tourism Board is proud to
announce the opening of its new Office at the Philip SW Goldson International Airport
(PGIA). With over 180,000 passengers arriving at the PGIA each year, the multi-purpose
office creates a favorable first impression of Belize. Built to international standards, the air
conditioned office is equipped with storage space, enhanced customer-facing facilities,
maps, guides, brochures and has a colorful mural of popular tourist attractions in Belize.
There is also a 42" flat screen television built in the structure which is equipped for displaying
vivid Belize tourism attractions while passengers wait in the immigration line to be
processed.
"The Philip Goldson International
Airport is an important point of entry into
Belize welcoming more than 70% of
total visitors. I am pleased that we have
been able to provide an attractive, safe,
welcoming and convenient
environment from which we continue to
serve our local and visiting guests,"
stated Minister Heredia.


The office will maintain its working
hours including Sundays and public
holidays. The new BTB office is the first
structure of its kind and adds to the
enhancement of the recent renovations
made at the PGIA in the arrival hall. It
allows visitors to walk inside the climate
control office, taking a personal look
around to pick up any promotional
materials on Belize and ask any
questions they may have. The have an
opportunity to sit and relax while they
wait for their luggage.
The new structure was built by
architects Mitchell Moody &
Associates, with the assistance of
creative designer Anthony Hunt of
Yellowtail Designs.


American Way Magazine Visits Belize


Belize City, Wednesday, January 20th,
2009- American Airlines takes more
passengers to more places than any
other airline in the world American
Way, available to every passenger on
every American Airlines flight,
consistently delivers award winning
content and design that covers the
latest trends in travel, lifestyle and
business. It is published every two
weeks, and has featured celebrities
from Tom Cruise to Brendan Fraser on
its cover. Now, our beautiful jewel, Belize, will be featured on the cover of the June 15th
issue of this superior magazine- the first time that a destination will be highlighted.
Executive Editor Adam Pitluk and photographer, Scott Winstrow made their first visit to
Belize and traversed over several parts of the country to experience Mother Nature's Best
Kept Secret and to Be One with Belize. Their itinerary took them first to San Pedro where
they had the opportunity to swim with nurse sharks and rays in water just 6 8 feet deep at
Hol Chan and Shark RayAlley a truly memorable experience. They also enjoyed lunch at
one of the many intriguing islands, Caye Caulker. The second leg of theirjoumey took them
to San Ignacio where they enjoyed a spa treatment, did site inspections and visited the
grand Maya city of Xunantunich where they had a sweeping view of Belize. The
final leg on their itinerary took them to Placencia where they conducted
interviews for the magazine and visited some properties.


Participating private sector partners who
assisted in making this trip a success
included Tropic Air, Belize Yacht Club,
Victoria House, Azul Resort, Seaduced By
Belize, San Ignacio Hotel. Ka'ana Resort,
Chabil Mar Villas, Turtle Inn Resort and the
Inn at Roberts Grove.
The magazine is available worldwide in all
American Airlines flights and is estimated that
8.3 million people will have it in front of them while
they cruise along at 30,000 feet.


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NOTICE


NOTICE
BELIZE CITY COUNCIL ELECTION. 2009
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF NOMINATION
AND DATE OF ELECTION


In accordance with the Belize City Council Act, Chapter 85 of the Laws of Belize,
and the applicable Regulations, it is hereby notified that the nominations of
candidates for election of members of the BELIZE CITY COUNCIL will be
received at the Charles B. Hyde Building, Mahogany Street Extension, Belize City
between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009.

Nomination Forms can be obtained at the Elections and Boundaries Department,
Central Office, Third Floor, Charles B. Hyde Building, Mahogany Street
Extension, Belize City between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, except
Saturdays and Sundays.

Every candidate shall be proposed by two other persons whose names appear on the
Register of Electors for BELIZE CITY, and shall deliver to the Returning Officer
his written consent to be so nominated.

Every candidate shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Returning Officer
the sum of Fifty Dollars ($50.00).

If more candidates are nominated than there shall be seats to be filled, a general
election of members to the BELIZE CITY COUNCIL shall be held on
Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2009.

The Office of the Returning Officer for BELIZE CITY COUNCIL is situated at
the Treasury Department, Central Bank Building, Belize City.

DATED this 21st day of January, 2009.

Dorothy Bradley
RETURNING OFFICER
BELIZE CITY COUNCIL


NOTICE
BELMOPAN CITY COUNCIL ELECTION. 2009
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF NOMINATION
AND DATE OF ELECTION

In accordance with the Belmopan City Council Act, Chapter 86 of the Laws of Belize,
and the applicable Regulations, it is hereby notified that the nominations of
candidates for election of members of the BELMOPAN CITY COUNCIL will be
received at the Belmopan Civic Centre, Market Square, City of Belmopan,
between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009.

Nomination Forms can be obtained at the Elections & Boundaries Registration
Office, Constitution Drive, City of Belmopan, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Every candidate shall be proposed by two other persons whose names appear on the
Register of Electors for THE CITY OF BELMOPAN and shall deliver to the
Returning Officer his written consent to be so nominated.

Every candidate shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Returning Officer
the sum of Fifty Dollars (S50.00).

If more candidates are nominated than there shall be seats to be filled, a general
election of members to the BELMOPAN CITY COUNCIL shall be held on
Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2009.

The Office of the Returning Officer for BELMOPAN CITY is situated at the Local
Government Department, Ministry of Labour, 68 Trinity Boulevard, Belmopan
City, Cayo District.

DATED this 22nd day of January, 2009.


Eugene Palacio
RETURNING OFFICER
BELMOPAN CITY COUNCIL


NOTICE
COROZAL TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION. 2009
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF NOMINATION
AND DATE OF ELECTION


In accordance with the Town Council Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Belize, and the
applicable Regulations, it is hereby notified that the nominations of candidates for
election of members of the COROZAL TOWN COUNCIL will be received at the
Administration Building, Corozal Town, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and


4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009.


Nomination Forms can be obtained at the Elections & Boundaries Registration
Office, #49 Fourth Avenue, Corozal Town, between the hours of 8:00 am. and
4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Every candidate shall be proposed by two other persons whose names appear on the
Register of Electors for COROZAL TOWN and shall deliver to the Returning
Officer his written consent to be so nominated.

Every candidate shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Returning Officer
the sum of Twenty Five Dollars (S25.00).

If more candidates are nominated than there shall be seats to be filled, a general
election of members to the COROZAL TOWN COUNCIL shall be held on
Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2009.

The Office of the Returning Officer for COROZAL TOWN is situated at the
Community Rehabilitation Department, Ministry of Human Development,
Regent Street, Belize City.

DATED this 22nd day of January 2009.

Fermin Olivera
RETURNING OFFICER
COROZAL TOWN COUNCIL


NOTICE
ORANGE WALK TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION. 2009
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF NOMINATION
AND DATE OF ELECTION

In accordance with the Town Council Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Belize, and
the applicable Regulations, it is hereby notified that the nominations of candidates
for election of members of the ORANGE WALK TOWN COUNCIL will be
received at the Orange Walk Sub-Treasury, Orange Walk Town, between the
hours of 10:00 am. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009.

Nomination Forms can be obtained at the Elections & Boundaries Registration
Office, #1A Santa Ana Street, Orange Walk Town, between the hours of
8:00 am. and 4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Every candidate shall be proposed by two other persons whose names appear on the
Register of Electors for ORANGE WALK TOWN and shall deliver to the
Returning Officer his written consent to be so nominated.

Every candidate shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Returning Officer
the sum of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00).

If more candidates are nominated than there shall be seats to be filled, a general
election of members to the ORANGE WALK TOWN COUNCIL shall be held on
Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2009.

The Office of the Returning Officer for ORANGE WALK TOWN is situated at
the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources in the City of Belmopan.

DATED this 22nd day of January 2009.


Wilber Sabido
RETURNING OFFICER
ORANGE WALK TOWN COUNCIL


NOTICE
SAN IGNACIO/SANTA ELENA TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION 2009
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF NOMINATION
AND DATE OF ELECTION

In accordance with the Town Council Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Belize, and
the applicable Regulations, it is hereby notified that the nominations of candidates
for election of members of the SAN IGNACIO/SANTA ELENA TOWN
COUNCIL will be received at the Administration Building, San Ignacio Town,
between the hours of 10:00 am. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009.

Nomination Forms can be obtained at the Elections & Boundaries Registration
Office, West Street, San Ignacio Town, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00
p.m. daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Every candidate shall be proposed by two other persons whose names appear on the
Register of Electors for SAN IGNACIO/SANTA ELENA TOWN and shall
deliver to the Returning Officer his written consent to be so nominated.
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NOTICE


Every candidate shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Returning Officer
the sum of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00).

If more candidates are nominated than there shall be seats to be filled, a general
election of members to the SAN IGNACIO/SANTA ELENA TOWN COUNCIL
shall be held on Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2009.

The Office of the Returning Officer for SAN IGNACIO/SANTA ELENA TOWN
is situated at the Co-operatives Department, Charles Bartlette Hyde Building,
Mahogany Street Extension, Belize City.

DATED this 22nd day of January 2009.

Hugo Miranda
RETURNING OFFICER
SAN IGNACIO/SANTA ELENA TOWN COUNCIL


NOTICE
SAN PEDRO (AMBERGRIS CAYE) TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION 2009
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF NOMINATION
AND DATE OF ELECTION

In accordance with the Town Council Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Belize, and
the applicable Regulations, it is hereby notified that the nominations of candidates
for election of members of the SAN PEDRO (AMBERGRIS CAYE) TOWN
COUNCIL will be received at the San Pedro Town Hall, San Pedro,Ambergris
Caye, between the hours of 10:00 am. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16,
2009.

Nomination Forms can be obtained at the Elections & Boundaries Registration
Office, Island Galleria, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye between the hours of
8:00 am. and 4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Every candidate shall be proposed by two other persons whose names appear on
the Register of Electors for SAN PEDRO TOWN and shall deliver to the
Returning Officer his written consent to be so nominated.

Every candidate shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Returning Officer
the sum of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00).

If more candidates are nominated than there shall be seats to be filled, a general
election of members to the SAN PERDO TOWN COUNCIL shall be held on
Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2009.

The Office of the Returning Officer for SAN PEDRO TOWN is situated at the
Income Tax Department, Second Floor, Charles Bartlette Hyde Building,
Mahogany Street Extension, Belize City.

DATED this 22nd day of January 2009.


Marilyn Ordonez
RETURNING OFFICER
SAN PEDRO (AMBERGRIS CAYE) TOWN COUNCIL


NOTICE
BENOUE VIEJO DEL CARMEN TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION 2009
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF NOMINATION
AND DATE OF ELECTION

In accordance with the Town Council Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Belize, and
the applicable Regulations, it is hereby notified that the nominations of
candidates for election of members of the BENQUE VIEJO DEL CARMEN
TOWN COUNCIL will be received at the Benque Viejo del Carmen Town Hall,
Benque Viejo del Carmen Town, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
on Monday, February 16, 2009.

Nomination Forms can be obtained at the Elections & Boundaries Registration
Office, Cor. Liberty and Kennedy Street, Benque Viejo del Carmen Town,
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Every candidate shall be proposed by two other persons whose names appear on
the Register of Electors for BENQUE VIEJO DEL CARMEN TOWN and shall
deliver to the Returning Officer his written consent to be so nominated.

Every candidate shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Returning Officer
the sum of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00).

If more candidates are nominated than there shall be seats to be filled, a general
election of members to the BENQUE VIEJO DEL CARMEN TOWN
COUNCIL shall be held on Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2009.


The Office of the Returning Officer for BENQUE VIEJO DEL CARMEN
TOWN is situated at the Ministry of the Public Service, Sir Edney Cain
Building in the City of Belmopan.

DATED this 22nd day of January 2009.


Justin Palacio
RETURNING OFFICER
BENQUE VIEJO DEL CARMEN TOWN COUNCIL


NOTICE
DANGRIGA TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION 2009
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE F NOMINATION
AND DATE OF ELECTION

In accordance with the Town Council Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Belize, and
the applicable Regulations, it is hereby notified that the nominations of
candidates for election of members of the DANGRIGA TOWN COUNCIL will
be received at the Dangriga Town Hall, Dangriga Town, between the hours of
10:00 am. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009.

Nomination Forms can be obtained at the Elections & Boundaries Registration
Office, #16 Tubroose Street, Dangriga Town, between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Every candidate shall be proposed by two other persons whose names appear on
the Register of Electors for DANGRIGA TOWN and shall deliver to the
Returning Officer his written consent to be so nominated.

Every candidate shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Returning
Officer the sum of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00).

If more candidates are nominated than there shall be seats to be filled, a general
election of members to the DANGRIGA TOWN COUNCIL shall be held on
Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2009.

The Office of the Returning Officer for DANGRIGA TOWN is situated at the
Geology & Petroleum Department, 34/36 Unity Boulevard, City of Belmopan.

DATED this 22nd day of January 2009.


Andre Cho
RETURNING OFFICER
DANGRIGA TOWN COUNCIL


NOTICE
PUNTA GORDA TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION 2009
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF NOMINATION
AND DATE OF ELECTION

In accordance with the Town Council Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Belize, and
the applicable Regulations, it is hereby notified that the nominations of
candidates for election of members of the PUNTA GORDA TOWN COUNCIL
will be received at the Administration Building, Punta Gorda Town, between
the hours of 10:00 am. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009.

Nomination Forms can be obtained at the Elections & Boundaries Registration
Office, #18 West Street, Punta Gorda Town, between the hours of 8:00 am.
and 4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Every candidate shall be proposed by two other persons whose names appear on
the Register of Electors for PUNTA GORDA TOWN and shall deliver to the
Returning Officer his written consent to be so nominated.

Every candidate shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Returning
Officer the sum of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00).

If more candidates are nominated than there shall be seats to be filled, a general
election of members to the PUNTA GORDA TOWN COUNCIL shall be held
on Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2009.

The Office of the Returning Officer for PUNTA GORDA TOWN is situated at
the District Education Centre, Punta Gorda Town.

DATED this 22"d day of January 2009.

Oscar Reyes
RETURNING OFFICER
PUNTA GORDA TOWN COUNCIL









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John P. Saldivar Found Dead


SAN PEDRO TOWN, Friday,
January 30, 2009:
At about 6:00 pm today Police in San
Pedro Town received information of
a shooting incident in the Rock Point
Area, North Ambergris Caye, about
fifteen miles from San Pedro Town.
The suspects were reportedly
making their way towards San Pedro
in a white skiff with green and black
stripes on the side, powered by a 150
HP Yamaha engine.
Ajoint Police/BDF team was dispatched
to the area. Whilst travelling through
the river in the Boca Del Rio area the
team heard a boat approaching in the
opposite direction and upon spotting a light
on the skiff, they noticed that it fitted
the description they had received.
The captain was directed to stop the boat
but he reportedly refused to stop. The
police continued in pursuit until it
eventually stopped. Police observed one
of the two occupants of the vessel
standing with what appeared to be a gun
in his hand and pointing it in their
direction. The police fired at the person
with the firearm. The individual then
jumped overboard and escaped by
swimming towards the mangroves.
Upon reaching the vessel, police came
upon the captain of the boat, Eric Swan,
with what appeared to be a gunshot wound
to the upper right leg and a graze to the
buttock. They also found six (6) live 7.62
rounds of ammunition, camouflage pants
and a sea worthiness certificate in the
name of Eric Swan inside the skiff.
Swan was taken to the San Pedro
Poly Clinic and later transported to the
KHMH where he remains in a stable
condition under police guard.
Later that evening, Joseph Smith,
31, Belizean carpenter from the DFC
area in San Pedro Town, whom
police believe made the initial report,
visited the station and reported that
he was held up atgun point, inthe Rocky
Point area, by persons fitting the
description of those inside the skiff.
Smith informed that the individuals
relieved him of two tanks of fuel. He
was reportedly left drifting at sea in his
skiffbut managed to reach ashore safely.
At about 8 o'clock the following
moming, Brionne Swift, 29 years, ofBoca
Del Rio area, San Pedro reported to
police that he believed that his friend
John Paul Saldivar was shot at around
4:00 pm the previous Friday evening,
and that he might still be alive.
On the basis of Swift's report,
police visited an area about 16 miles
North of Ambergris Caye, where they
found a Hispanic, male person laying
face up on the beach. The person had
what appeared to be multiple gunshot
wounds to the head and legs. The body
also had several visible bruises. It was
removed from the scene and
transported to the San Pedro Poly
Clinic where it was pronounced dead.
The body was identified as that of
John Paul Saldivar, originally of
Corozal Town.
A searched of the area resulted in
the discovery ofa9mm Glock pistol along
with amagazine with 13 live 9mm rounds.
Also found in the area were two black
warm caps adapted as masks, a flash
light, acellularphone and a large quantity


of US currency. Saldivar's body is at
the KHMH where it awaits a post
mortem examination.


In the course of their investigation,
several persons were detained for
questioning.
Police reports that Eric Swan is
wanted in connection with a report of
robbery in the Stann Creek District.


The Commissioner of Police has
dispatched the Officer Commanding
The National Crimes Investigation
Branch Senior Superintendent
James Magdaleno and InternalAffairs
personnel to investigate the matter.


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CONTEMPT OF COURT
At the height of a corruption trial,
the prosector launched at the
witness. "Isn't it true," he shouted,
"that you accepted five thousand
dollars to compromise this case? "
The witness stared out the
window towards the Columbus
Park as though he hadn't hear the
question.
"Isn't it true" repeated the
prosecutor, "thatyou accepted five
thousand dollars to compromise
this case?"
The witness still did not respond.
Finally, the judge leaned over and
said, "Sir, please answer the
question."
"Oh," the startled witness said,
"I thought he was talking to
you."


Life After Death
"Do you believe in life after
death?" the boss asked one of his
employees.
"No, Sir." the employee replied.
"I find it very strange" the boss
responded. "because remember
yesterday when you did not
report to work then called in and
told me that you had to go to your
mother's funeral Well she
stopped in yesterday to say hello
to you."

He Got In And He Can't
Get Out
Six months after leaving
Belize, the retired British High
Commissioner came through with
his promise to send for Don Juan
Costal, the yard man who had
worked so well for him during his
three years posting in Belize.
With a stop over in Miami, Don
Juan was picked up at the airport
by a diplomat and taken to the Five
Star Ramada Hotel where he was
checked in.
Five minutes later Don. Juan
calls the front desk and say,
"What's wrong with you people,
you've given me a room with no
door to come out. How will I
get out of here to catch the plane
that will take me to the boss in
England tomorrow?"
The desk clerk says, "Sir, that's
quite unusual. Have you looked
for the door?"
"Well," said Don Juan, "there's
one door that leads to the
toilet. There's a second door
that goes into a small place
where some hangers are hanging.
And there's a door I haven't
tried, because it has a
"DO NOT DISTURB" sign
hanging on it."


Elections and Boundaries Department
Belize City, 21st January 2009


NOTICE

BELIZE CITY COUNCIL ELECTION, 4TH MARCH 2009

APPOINTMENT OF RETURNING OFFICER
AND ELECTION CLERKS

IT IS NOTIFIED for general information that the Elections and Boundaries Commission, pursuant to Section 18(1)
of the Belize City Council Act, Chapter 85 of the Laws of Belize, has appointed the RETURNING OFFICER
named below forthe Belize City Council Election to be held on Wednesday, the 4th of March 2009, and the Chief
Elections Officer, acting pursuant to Section 18(2) of the said Act, has appointed, with the approval of the Elections
and Boundaries Commission, the ELECTION CLERKS named below forthe said Belize City Council Election:-


CITY

Belize City


RETURNING OFFICER

Dorothy Bradley
Ag. Accountant General
Treasury Department.
Belize City


ELECTION CLERKS

Benedict Palacio
Senior Customs Examiner
Customs & Excise Department


Kent Claire
Assessor/Supervisor
Income Tax Department
Charles Bartlett Hyde Bldg.
Belize City

Lewis Belisle
Administrative Officer I
Attorney General's Ministry
City of Belmopan

Evan Brown
Assistant Commissioner
General Sales Tax
Charles Bartlett Hyde Bldg.
Belize City

Ewart Bradley
Asst. Postmaster General
General Post Office
Belize City

Kenroy Ellis
ITVET Coordinator
Education Department
Belize City

Jose Contreras
Director of Civil Aviation
Department of Civil Aviation
Phillip Goldson Int'nl Airport
Ladyville

Henry Marsden
Senior Customs Examiner
Customs & Excise Dept.
Belize City

Ivan Williams
Ag. Labour Commissioner
Labour Department
Belmopan

AlanaGenity
Dep. Chief Education Officer
Ministry of Education
City of Belmopan


Dated this 21st day of January, 2009


RUTH A. MEIGHAN
Chief Elections Officer








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The Renovation Works Continue


Part 2 BY: Julian Sherrard
Thursday, January 29, 2009:
In my last article I informed about
generous donations by businesses and
individuals in San Ignacio, Spanish
Lookout and Belmopan to renovate
Police Station in San Ignacio. It give
me pleasure to now inform that these
donations and good works continue to
pour in!
The Chinese Community in San
Ignacio have now joined to assist
along with business places like Agro
Tech and individuals like Donald
Coleman, Ike Polk, Mike Bogaert
and many others.
Two lengths of thick rope to be used
as temporary speed bumps for Vehicle
Check Points were donated by
Francis Woods of Old Belize.
Aaron and Eddie Brand of Yellow
Bell Ice Cream donated an air
conditioner for one of the offices and
Bismilla's Store donated some
upholstered chairs. Belize Natural
Energy donated the drop ceiling for a
new conference room. Escandar
Bedran, from Running W donated
sheet rock and lumber to enclose the
conference room. Thomas Gallager
donated the labour to install the
lumber and sheet rock. Erix Tobar
of Tobar's W&J Home Construction
donated a lectern and San Ignacio
Commercial donated a new TV also
for the conference room. Robert
Craig from Maranco donated
uniforms for the Special Constables.


I would like to extend a heart felt
thank you! to all of these people on
behalf of the San Ignacio Police.
The work is ongoing as businesses
and individuals continue to volunteer
their time and resources.
Over the past two months over 45
men and women of all ages have
committed to donate their time by
becoming Special Constables. This
exciting program helps to bring out a
sense of ownership, care and pride in
keeping our country and community
safe, orderly, and clean for our
families and all human beings who live
in and visit our Jewel, Belize.
If you would like to be part of the
Special Constabulary, please contact
Julian Sherrard at 824-2341 or
Senior Superintendent of Police Mr.
Paul Wade at the San Ignacio
Police Station at 824-2022.
As a concerned citizen, you can also
take the initiative in your own
neighborhood by helping the police to
organize sporting events and
programs to get our young people
off the street and away from a
life-style of crime and violence.
Remember: Be vigilant of what is
happening in your neighborhood. Our
police cannot be everwhere at all
times. They might not know what you
see or hear. We need to help the
police by volunteering information
and by being alert of our surroundings.
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CHAPTER 194, LAWS OF BELIZE (REVISED EDITION 2000)


NOTICE UNDER SECTION 13


In accordance with Section 13 of the Registered Land Act Chapter 194, Re-
vised Edition 2000. I, BARONI HERNANDEZ, Ag. Registrar of Lands,
hereby serves notice that within one month from the date hereof, I intend to
register the following parcels of land listed below for which application for first
registration have been received.

The attention of the general public is hereby drawn to this notice. Any person
whose rights and interest may be affected by the registering of these parcels
must get in touch with me before expiry date of this notice between Mondays
to Fridays at the Land Registry, Belmopan




(BARONI HERNANDEZ)(MR.)
AG REGISTRAR OF LANDS


APPLICATION NO. LRS-200809674
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ALBERT/MESOP
Block No. 45 and being Parcels No. 665

This parcel of land is the subject of a Vesting Assent No 3265/2005 dated 6th
December, 2005 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume. 39 of 2005 @ folios
507-518 favour of ISOLENE ANDERSON HARPER.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200809989
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 2180

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 117/2008 dated
31st December, 2007 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 2 of 2008 at Folios
205-212 in favour of LUIS ALONSO SALAZAR.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200809990
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section SAN PEDRO, Block
No. 7 and being Parcel No. 5335

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 923 of 2004 dated 20th
November, 2004 in favour of ISRAEL ZETINA.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200810030
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section; ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 567

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 289 of 1990 dated 2nd
October, 1990 in favour of MILDRED VILLANUEVA.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200810097
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SARTENEJA, Block
No. 3 and being Parcel No. 744

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 607 of 1997 dated 14th
November, 1997 in favour of JAY DEAN CROFTON.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900060
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, VISTA DEL MAR,
Block No. 16 and being Parcel No. 935

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 1579/1994
dated 25th July, 1994 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 18 of 994 at Folios
1455-1476 in favour of JOHN KING

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900071
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ALBERT/MESOP,
Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 1274

This parcel of land is the subject of a Assent No. 2365/1999 dated 31st August,
1999 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 28 of 1999 at Folios 375-382 in
favour of ELVIRA FERGUSON, MONROE FERGUSON, DWIGHT
FERGUSON, MANON FERGUSON, FRANCINE FERGUSON,
DEBORRAH FERGUSON & DELFARO FERGUSON.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900073
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section; GRANT'S LAND,
Block No. 1 and being Parcel No 31

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 531 of 2007 dated 29th
May, 2007 in favour of NIC'S WASTE MANAGEMENT LIMITED.


APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900074
This parcel or land are situated in the Registration Section, GRANT'S LAND,
Block No. 1 and being Parcel No. 763

This parcel of !and is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 532 of 2007 dated 29th
May, 2007 in favour ofAVA GARCIA IN TRUST FOR BRYAN JONES &
LYDEN JONES.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900098
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 1851

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 71 of 1978 dated 7th
March, 1978 in favour of CLARA LUISA AVILEZ.

APPLICATION NO. LRS.200900177
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN JOAQUIN/
SAN MAXIMO, Block No. 1 and being Parcel No. 84

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 82 of 1982 dated 4th
March, 1982 in favour of AURELIO OLIVIA & MARIANELA OLIVA.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900178
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, CARMELITA, Block
No. 4 and being Parcel No. 702.

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 545 of 2000 dated 8th July,
2000 in favour of CORENA F. ROMERO.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900179
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, TRIAL FARM,
Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 765

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 2267/1999
dated 1 th August, 1999 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 26 of 1999 at
Folios 1339 1344 in favour of EMMA JEAN ARZU ALVAREZ.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900180
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ALBERT/MESOP,
Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 1521

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 1681/1995
dated 8th August, 1995 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 18 of 1995 at
Folios 1473 1482 in favour of FERNANDO ZELAYA.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900192
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, TRIAL FARM,
Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 761

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 610 of 2003 dated 27th
June, 2003 in favour of ELIJIO CANTE

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900196
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, GUINEA GRASS,
Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 709

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 2955/1997
dated 5th November, 1997 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 32 of 1997 at
Folios 465- 472 in favour of IGLESIA DE DIOS PENTECOSTAL
MOVIMIENTO INTERNACIONAL LIMITED.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900244
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3528

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 754/1986 dated
14th August, 1986 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 7 of 1986 at Folios
987- 994 in favour of ROSENDO QUEME.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900245
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 2817

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 457/1994 dated
25th February, 1994 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 6 of 1994 at Folios
435- 442 in favour of MARIO F. CANO & DILUVINA G. CANO.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900246
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Karate Federation Marching Against Violence
BELIZE CITY, Sunday, The Peace March which will start be participating in the march.
February 1, 2009: at the corner of Faber's Road and Apart from marking the start of
The Belize Karate Federation Central American Boulevard, in the championship, the vent also
will be hosting the "Belize Karate Belize City, at 7:00am and will seeks to unify the Karate family in
Peace March and Championship" make its way to the Belize City Belize to show solidarity and
that will be held this Sunday, Center. Karatecas from all over the concern for the escalading violence
February 8, 2009. country, in their Karate attire, will in Belize. It also seeks to promote

Is Someone Making A Mockery Of Our Constitution?
(Contributed) February 1, 2009: Quite frankly, I doubt very much before the law. Alternatively, since
I start my contribution to your however, that this individual is our information sometimes takes a long
newspaper by quoting from the Commanding Officer, as he has time to trickle down to the lower
Supreme Law of the Land The displayed exemplary character ranks, maybe the holding of
Constitution of Belize at Part II, since his arrival here in San remanded prisoners at district
Section 6.- (1) the Constitution Ignacio. Probably it's the amount stations, until Supreme Court bail
states: "All persons are equal of paper work that crosses our is secured, is a new standard of the
before the law and are entitled Commander's desk each day but department. On second thought I
without any discrimination to the by now he should have been doubt that this is the case because,
equal protection of the law." questioning why these two names within the past week, several other
A present preferential condition at have been appearing daily on the remanded prisoners were placed on
our head station in San Ignacio has prisoner's list for over a week. board the next train to Hattieville.
me seriously wondering if there are This situation certainly gives the In a nut shell, this situation does
some people who are consciously impression that, in violation of the not look good for Section 6 (1) of
making a mockery of the Supreme Constitution, not all of us are equal our Constitution.


Law of the Land.
On January 21, 2009, Ismael
Correa and David Molina Jr.,
were denied bail and ordered by the
court to be remanded to prison,
until February 19, on a charge of
Carnal Knowledge allegedly
committed in Punta Gorda Town
against a 15 old girl from San
Ignacio Town.
With all persons being equal
before the law, whenever the court
orders an individual remanded to
prison, that individual is
transported to the Central Prison in
Hattieville on the first available
transport heading that way which,
at the very most, is three days after
the order has been issued.
Today however, a full ten days
after the court order was issued for
the remand of Correa and Molina,
we are still holding and feeding
them at the San Ignacio Police
Station.
There are some among us who
say that we are still holding them
at the station because one of the
remanded prisoners has a friend in
our midst who is above our pay
scale and that this person is
stalling from sending them to
Hattieville as he awaits the
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peace by emphasizing brotherhood
and respect, which of course are
values instilled in the sport.
The championship begins
immediately upon the arrival of the
March at the City Center and will
have the participation of the
Salvadoran National Team, a team
from the Peten Department of
Guatemala as well as Karatecas
from various clubs in Belize.
Sensei OswaldMata, president of
the Central American Karate
Federation and vice-president of
the Central American and
Caribbean Karate Federation will
be attending the event.
The categories for the Individual
Kata Competition are: Cadets,
Youths and Adults in both male and
female division as well as a Team
Kata Category.
In Kumite, the same categories
will apply but with additional
consideration for weight groups in
the male and female divisions.


LRS-200804920

Registered Land Act
Chapter 194 Revised Edition 2000
Section 140(1)


OWNERSHIP BY PRESCRIPTION

Name of Applicant Registration Section Block No. Parcel No.

ANSELMO RICHARDS SANTA ELENA/CAYO 23 2143

Application for ownership by prescription for the above mentioned parcel situate in Santa
Elena/Cayo Registration Section has been received from ANSELMO RICHARDS being
Parcel No. 2143 containing 35: acres

The attention of the general public is hereby drawn to this notice. Any person whose rights and
interest may be affected by the registration ofAnselmo Richards as proprietor with absolute
title for Parcel No. 2143 Santa Elena/Cayo Registration Section containing 35 acres is hereby
requested to show cause on or within one month from the date thereof, why ownership should
not be granted to ANSELMO RICHARDS.



(BARONI HERNANDEZ)(MR.)
AG. REGISTRAR OF LANDS


LOST LAND/LEASE CERTIFICATES
Pursuant to Section 37(3) of the Registered Land Act, Chapter 194, Laws of Belize, Revised
Edition 2000, notice is hereby given of the loss of the following Land and Lease Certificates:-

CERTIFICATE REGISTRATION PARCEL
NA V ME
NO. SECTION NO.
PATRICK TILLETT 6135/2000 BELMOPAN 3655
TED SCHLITZ 3161/1998 SOCIETY HALL 2609
JOSEPH HABET & GLORIA
JOSEPHHAB GLORIA 6227/1991 CARIBBEAN SHORES/BEIIZE 708
HABET (JOINTLY)
DONN FLORES & LINDA
FLORES & LINDA 5809/2005 SAN PEDRO 593
FLORES
MARVA ALOGIA LOZANO 7003/1992 KING'S PARK 461
CHU-FANG CHEN LRS-200800853 KING'S PARK 698
GREGORIO TILLETT 9447/2007 TRINIDAD VILLAGE 288/1

It is proposed to cancel the above Land Certificates after the expiration of twenty-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, Ministry of Natural Resources & the Environment,
Belmopan.



(BARONI HERNANDEZ) (MR.)
AG. DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF LANDS








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Notice is hereby be given that under the
Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance
Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize,
Revised Edition 2000, that
FRANCISCO RUIZ is applying
for the renewal of his RESTAURANT
LIQUOR LICENSE for he year 2009
to operate SANNY'S GRILL located
on 23rd Street, San Ignacio Town in the
Cayo District

Notice is hereby be given that under the
Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance
Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize,
Revised Edition 2000, that
EMERITO SHISH is applying
for the renewal of his PUBLICAN
SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for he
year 2009 to operate MAYA VISTA
RESORT located in Succotz Village in
the Cayo District


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of Music CD's,DVD's,
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Also available is a
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Benque Viejo


RETURNING OFFICER

Fermin Olivera
Director
Community Rehab.
Ministry of Human Dev.
Belize City

Wilber Sabido
Chief Forest Officer
Forest Department
City of Belmopan


Hugo Miranda
Senior Co-operatives Officer
Co-operative Department
Belize City

Andre Cho
Director
Geology & Petroleum Dept.
City of Belmopan

Oscar Reyes
Principal Education Officer
District Education Centre
Punta Gorda

Marilyn Ordonez
Ag. Commissioner
Income Tax Department
Charles Bartlett Hyde Bldg.
Belize City

Justin Palacio
Director
Min. of the Public Service
Sir Edney Cain Building
City of Belmopan


ELECTION CLERKS


Earl Miller
Senior Customs Examiner
Customs & Excise Department,
Corozal Town


Michelle Vanzie
Health Economist
Ministry of Health
City of Belmopan

MartinAlegria
Senior Environmental Officer
Dept. of the Environment
City of Belmopan

Wayne Simon
Deputy Auditor General
Audit Department
City of Belmopan

Duane Belisle
Dir. Policy & Planning Unit
Min. of Economic Development
City of Belmopan

Marcelo Windsor
Deputy Chief Forest Officer
Forestry Department
City of Belmopan

Cynthia Castillo
Ag. Commissioner
Dept. of Sales Tax
Charles Bartlett Hyde Bldg.
Belize City

Candelaria Saldivar
Ag. Commissioner of Trans.
M/Public Utilities & Trans.
City of Belmopan


Dated this 21st day of January, 2009


RUTH A. MEIGHAN
Chief Elections Officer


Elections and Boundaries Department
Belize City, 21st January 2009


NOTICE

TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION, 4TH MARCH 2009

APPOINTMENT OF RETURNING OFFICERS
AND ELECTION CLERKS

IT IS NOTIFIED for general information that the Elections and Boundaries Commission,
pursuant to Section 18(1) of the Town Councils Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Belize, has
appointed the RETURNING OFFICERS named below for the Town Council Elections to be
held on Wednesday, the 4th of March 2009, and the Chief Elections Officer, acting pursuant to
Section 18(2) of the said Act, has appointed, with the approval of the Elections and Boundaries
Commission, the ELECTION CLERKS named below for the said Belize City Council Election:-









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CMegsE
BY: David Coombs,
Cayo Chess Coordinator
This is the
first in a
series of
szl rfo ite o e
articles
about the
game of
chess.
iIn the
coming weeks the column will
teach how to play chess, set some
puzzles for those who know how
to play and give some interesting
facts about the game.
Chess is the fastest growing
sport in Belize, it is rapidly being
introduced across the country in
primary schools as an educational
and motivational tool.
Chess helps to develop many


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CE lEmE
academic and social skills.
The game is played on a board
which is the same as a checkers
board but unlike checkers, in chess,
every square is used. You will
notice that the board has letters and
numbers, this helps identify every
square and we can describe moves
using the letter and number.
On the board there are 16 white
pieces and 16 black pieces. The
pieces on row 1 are as follows; al
is a Rook, bl is a Knight, cl is a
Bishop, dl is the Queen, el the
King. Fl, gl and hi have another
Bishop, Knight and Rook.
The black pieces are similar, the
Queens always start on dl and d8,
to remember this, note that 'white
Queen on white square, black
Queen on black square'.


Each week we will look at
how pieces move. First the
Pawns on row 2 for white
and 7 for black. At first,
each of the pawns can move 6
either one or two squares
straight forward. After the 5
first move each pawn can
then only move forward one
square at a time. 3
Pawns are the only piece
that capture in a different 2
way than they move 1
forward, they capture one
square at an angle, a
diagonally. Another example, if
white moves e2 to e4 and black
moves f7 to f5 white can then
capture the pawn by e4 captures f5.
You can practice playing with
pawns only, even if you do not have
a chess set, with a checkers board
you can use beans instead of pawns
(black eye beans and red beans!)
set up 8 of each on the 2nd and 7th
row and try a game.


Important reminders: Pawns
never can move backwards, they
only move at an angle when they
capture, they never jump over
another pawn, they capture on the
same colour square. In chess, you
do not have to capture, it is your
choice to capture or not.
Fact: More books have been
written about chess than any other
sport or game.


CHAPTER 194, LAWS OF BELIZE (REVISED EDITION 2000)


NOTICE UNDER SECTION 13


This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3359

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 21/1999 dated
3rd January, 1999 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 1 of 1999 at Folios 187-
192 in favour of ARMANDO ABELARDO VALDEZ.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900308
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN PEDRO, Block
No. 7 and being Parcel No. 5237

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance dated 29th March,
2003 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 14 of 2003 at Folios 299- 312 in
favour of ANTHONY FIGEROUX & ALLISON PAYNE FIGEROUX.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900309
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ANN GABOUREL,
Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 402

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 149 of 1974 dated 13th
June, 1974 in favour of ELUTERIO MENDEZ as administrator of the
Estate of PETRONILO MENDEZ.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900310
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 1581

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 275 of 2004 dated 25th
April, 2004 in favour of MATILDA BRICENO & RICARDO VELLOS
(Jointly)

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900336
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 2169

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 0101/2006 dated 9th
December 2005 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 2 of 2006 at Folios 327-
344 in favour of RENAN JAVIER GONGORA & ELVIA FLORICEL
GONGORA.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900338
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PLACENTIA
NORTH, Block No. 36 and being Parcel No. 2055

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Gift No. 1070/1982 dated 29th
September, 1982 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 13 of 1982 at Folios 11-
20 in favour of ANTHONY EILEY.


APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900358


This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN PEDRO, Block
No. 7 and being Parcel No. 177

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed Conveyance No. 536/1985 dated
20th May, 1985 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 6 of 1985 at Folios 477-
489 in favour of GEORGE A. MARSHALL.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900362
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 1662

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 271/1984 dated 26th
March, 1984 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 3 of 1984 at Folios 857-864
in favour of ROBERTO ROMAN MELENDEZ.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900363
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, TRIAL FARM,
Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 314

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 894 of 2002 dated 6th
November, 2002 in favour of RICARDO NAH.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900365
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 2649

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 1072 of 2000 dated 17th
November, 2000 in favour of CECILIO ELMER CARBALLO.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900366
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section ANN GABOUREL,
Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3131

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 1369 of 2006 dated 7th
November, 2006 in favour of CINDY COPO.

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900384
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PLACENTIA
NORTH, Block No. 36 and being Parcel No. 1730 & 1895

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed Conveyance dated 25th August,
1970 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 5 of 1970 at Folios 341-350 in favour
of MORREL YOUNG as Executor of Estate of Jane Young (Deceased)

APPLICATION NO. LRS-200900389
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SHIPSTERN/BULK-
HEAD, Block No. 6 and being Parcel No. 19

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 171 of 2004 dated 20th
February, 2004 in favour of WILLIAM STEWART.


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Belizean Man Found Dead In Melchor, Guatemala


during one of these checks that he
saw the person on the ground and on
closer observation he saw what
appeared to be blood in the region of
the person's head. He immediately
contacted the police and the fire
service. The firemen were the first to
arrive on the scene.
He said while the music is high
pitched inside the bar, he did not hear
any gunshot. He informed that the


person was wearing short pants and
that it was open and pulled down a
bit below the waist suggesting that
the person was either urinating or
preparing to do so.
An official from the PNC
confirmed receiving and responding
to the report shortly after 9:o'clock
that Friday night, he said that by the
time they arrived on the scene the
man was already presumed dead and
they have neither motive, leads or


Tourist Turned Community Volunteer


Elena. It was whilst staying at the
Aguada Hotel that he teamed up
with Fr. Robert Haas and his
group of volunteers comprising of
the Toledo Diocesan Mission Team
from Ohio, USA.
He dropped his original plans
and set off with Fr. Haas and his
team on their humanitarian
mission. The first stop was at the
Immaculate Conception Roman
Catholic Primary School in
the village of Bullet Tree Falls
where he assisted the team in
constructing almost 400 feet of
sidewalks, painting the interior of
all 12 classrooms and other
carpentry and electrical works.
"It was a labor of love," said Mr.
Davis, "I love children. In fact I
have three lovely grandchildren
and whatever work I do for the
children in Bullet Tree Falls, Ifeel
like I am doing it for my own
grandchildren. I am very happy
that Fr. Haas and his team gave
me the opportunity to leave the
place a little better than when Igot
there. Isaw happiness on the faces
of the children in Bullet Tree.


They were so eager to assist us
with enhancing their learning
environment as many of them
brought paint brushes and other
materials from their homes to help
get the job done."
Mr. Davis' vacation ends on April
3 when he is scheduled to return
home. We trust that he enjoys the
remainder of his vacation and that
he takes back only fond memories
of his second visit to Belize.


any one
arrested for
the incident.
The
policeman
informed
that upon
closer
examina-
tion the only
visible
injury on the
deceased La Puerta Negra
was a tiny the far right botton
hole, some-
what like a stab from a pointed
object, at the base of the back of the
head. He further informed since this
Friday night's incident, they were
called out to other scenes on Satur-
day night and again on Sunday
night and that on these other two
occasions they came upon dead
bodies, both Guatemalan males,
believed to be victims of murder.
Our investigation revealed that the
deceased was no stranger to local
police in Benque Viejo Town and in


- The body was found just off to
i corner of the above photograph

his home village of San Jose Succotz.
The police informed that his house
has been the subject of numerous
searches for contraband goods from
across the western border. It is
strongly suspected that he might have
run a foul in his dealings in Melchor.
La Puerta Negra provides adult
entertainment and it boasts a healthy
Belizean male customer base.
The deceased was laid to rest in
his home village after funeral
services on Sunday, January 25.


Elections and Boundaries Department
Belize City, 21st January 2009

NOTICE
BELMVOPAN CITY COUNCIL ELECTION, 4TH MARCH 2009
APPOINTMENT OF RETURNING OFFICER
AND ELECTION CLERK
IT IS NOTIFIED for general information that the Elections and Boundaries Commission, pursuant to
Section 18(1) of the Belmopan City Councils Act, Chapter 86 of the Laws of Belize, has appointed
the RETURNING OFFICER named below for the Belmopan City Council Elections to be held on
Wednesday, the 4th of March 2009, and the Chief Elections Officer, acting pursuant to Section 18(2)
of the said Act, has appointed, with the approval of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, the
ELECTION CLERKnamed below for the said Belize City Council Election:-


TOWNS
Belmopan


RETURNING OFFICER
Eugene Palacio
Director of Local Government
Ministry of Labour
City of Belmopan


ELECTION CLERKS
GodfreyArzu
Assistant Comptroller
Customs & Excise Dept.
Belize City


Dated this 2 1st day of January, 2009


RUTHA. MEIGHAN
Chief Elections Officer


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