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Place of Publication: Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize
Publication Date: April 26, 2009
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"The Newspaper That Cares And Dares To Bring Out The Truth"

Cayo, Thursday, April 23,
It was a routine day for Abel
Silva, his family and a friend on
Monday night, as they were
gathered, as usual, at the family
operated store located at the
corner of Baron Bliss and St.
Joseph Streets in Benque Viejo
Town, when a lone robber
violently broke their routine.
It was at around 7:45 pm on
Monday, April 20, when
Abel Silva, 59, and his grand-
daughter, Teresita Juan, were
inside the family operated The Murder Victim, The Deceased Guatemalan Bandido
Rosy's Store in Benque Viejo Jesus "Chush" Ponce, 36 Juan Noe Suchite, 22,

Town with the family friend, entered the store, he pointed the the drawer and handed it over to
Jesus "Chush" Ponce, 36, gun at Abel Silva and Teresita, the man who yanked it out ofher
sitting outside the store, ordered them to the ground and hand. Obviously not satisfied
A male Hispanic person demanded money. with the amount, he jumped over
arrived at the store, placed a gun Silva instructed his grand- the counter and began searching
to Ponce's back and ordered him daughter to give him the money. the place whereby getting pos-
inside the store. When they Teresita removed the $25 from session of an additional $5. As

New Justices Of The Peace In Cayo Northeast

HODE'S PLACE, San Ignacio
Town, Cayo Thursday, April
16, 2009:
A brief ceremony was held
today at Hode's Place in San
Ignacio for the official swearing
in of 26 new Justices of the
Peace of the elevation of 9
Justices of the Peace to Senior
Justices of the Peace.
The 26 new Justices of the
Peace are:
From San Ignacio Town:
Rosalbina August, Kenneth
Augustine Sr., Ignacio
Barrera, Barbara Henry,
Ronald Hulse, Anthony

McNab, Adolphus Rosales,
and Doris Wollacott;
From Esperanza Village:
Mark Armstrong, Wayne
Casey, Edward Flowers,
Sylvia Godoy, Orlinda Lilia
Middleton and Susan Ortega;
From Duck Run 1: Ismael
From Duck Run 2: Emiliano
Garrido and Jaime Monroy;
From Duck Run 3: Eric
Larrios and Elbia Sandoval;
From Los Tambos Ana
Jezeni Orellano;
From Spanish Lookout:
Norman Dueck, Harry

Letkeman and George Plett
From Santa Familia Village:
Benicio Cano, Shirley Humes
and Milard Tun.
The nine new Senior Justices
of the Peace are:
From San Ignacio Town:
Joseph Bradley, Celina
Guerra, Hilda Mencias,
Gregorio Quintanilla, Cyril
Simmons Sr., Daniel Waight
and Dean Williams and;
From Esperanza Village:
Idollyn Adolphus and Felix

the robber was searching Ponce
seized the opportunity to pull
Silva's pump action 12 gauge
shotgun and pointed it at the
robber. The shotgun was on
safety and by the time Ponce
could undo it, the gunman fired
four shots at him from the
handgun he was carrying.
It was around this time that
Teresita's mother, Rosa Elena
Juan, inadvertently entered the
shop and got a glimpse of what
was happening, she discreetly
withdrew herself when she heard
the four shots. Ponce fell to the
floor inside the store and the
robber fled the scene.
Benque Viejo Police were
called to the scene and Ponce
was rushed to the San Ignacio
Town Hospital where, on arrival,
he was officially pronounced
dead by the medical officer on
The body was observed with

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A Truly Magnanimous Move On The Part Of The New Government
This week we were tempted to swallowing tear gas by the
write about the recent incident mouthful and dodging rubber
in which a 53 year old single bullets dispensed by Jefferies
mother was arrested and and his riot squad, when, apart
charged, along with her from the chain and barbed
daughter, for drug trafficking in wire, Jefferies and his squad
connection with the discovery were keeping us from getting
of a plastic wrapper containing at those who were destroying
a small quantity of marijuana our country, at that time Crispin
which the police saw someone Jefferies was enemy #1.
throw into her yard. In the view of many of us at
We are refraining from the front line, Jefferies would
commenting any further on this have surely had to go along
matter as it is presently before with those he was protecting
the court, and in commenting as going was the obvious
thereon we run the risk of destiny of the PUP
being arrested and charged for Government of the day.
contempt. None of us would have shed
We have therefore decided to a tear if, with the change of
let the matter follow the due government, Jefferies was put
legal process. We promise to pasture.
however, to comment on it as However, not withstanding
soon as the court dispenses his reaching the retirement age
with it. last year, the new United
Shifting gears, we turn to the Democratic Party Government
matter of the announced kept him on contract.
changes within the senior Prime Minister Barrow and
ranks of the Belize Police the new government obviously
Department. saw good qualities in
In making the initial Commissioner Jefferies and,
announcement, it was indeed as usual, in putting the interest
refreshing to hear Prime of the nation before any other
Minister Dean Barrow personal consideration, the
expressing government's new government decided not
concern about the level of only to retain his services but
crime and violence confronting instead to now elevate him to a
the nation as well as higher position.
government's magnanimous This is indeed a
decision in selecting Assistant magnanimous undertaking as
Commissioner of Police we all know that when a
Crispin Jefferies to assume government is intent on
command of the Police victimizing any public officer,
Department. it does not matter how good
Frankly speaking in the you are. It does not matterhow
heat of the 2005 public much that public officer can
demonstrations in Belmopan contribute to the greater good
when we were at the front lines of the nation. All such

considerations are thrown out
the window as that victimized
public officer is given the
marching orders.
We cannot continue to turn a
blind eye on the increasing
number of murders and other
violent crimes plaguing our
A change was inevitable and
if Jefferies is the man to bring
about that change then let us
move ahead.
The decision to withhold
confirmation of the
appointment those senior

officers that will be acting as
Assistant Commissioners of
Police is an excellent one and
one that is long overdue.
We have always maintained
that elevation in any aspect of
life must be the product of
It was indeed troubling in the
past to see policemen promoted
left, right and center as crime
and violence spiraled out of
In fact, we still recall during
the heights of an escalating
wave of crime in the heat
of public unrest and the
impending general elections,
the largest set of promotions
ever in the history of the Belize
Police Department took place
when a whopping 120
policemen were promoted in a
single instance all for
obvious political purposes.
Commissioner Jefferies has a
tall order to fill. We wish him
only the best as the spotlight
now shifts in his direction.
We also wish Commissioner
Gerald Westby and Chief
Executive Officer Lloyd Gillett
all the very best as they

proceed into retirement.
We encourage the high
command to lend their full
support to their new
Commissioner and indeed their
new Chief Executive Officer,
Allen Whylie, when they take
up command in the next few
We especially congratulate
Mr. Whylie as he is a prime
example of that which can be
achieved through hard work
and dedication. He studied
hard and did well in school and
so when he enlisted into the
ranks of the Belize Police
Force, Allen Whylie bypassed
the ranks of constable,
corporal and sergeant and
entered as a Cadet Officer. He
was a hard working and
dedicated police commander.
None are the allegations of
corruption against Allen
Whylie and so he is now
bypassing the office of
Commissioner of Police and
is being appointed as the
Commissioner's superior.
We wish CEO Whylie all
the very best in his new



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ISunday, April 26, 2009

9th Annual Tourism Awards BTB Honors Key Tourism Pioneers

BELIZE CITY, Wednesday,
April 22, 2009:
On Wednesday evening,
April 22nd, a host of industry
stakeholders, distinguished guests
and tourism friends gathered to
honor recipients of the 9th Annual
National Tourism Awards, held at
the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel.
The National Tourism Awards
Ceremony recognizes and honors
organizations and industry partners
who have made outstanding
contributions to the industry. A
total of 14 awards were presented
in various categories.
1. For their extensive work in
promoting and preserving Belize's
cultural heritage through the arts,
Althea Sealey and the Belize
Dance Company was presented
with the Cultural Award of the
2. Craig Hayes, Ali Flota and
Mike Heusner received the
Environmental Award of the
Year for their work in getting the
Catch & Release Legislation
passed for the protection of Bon-
efish, Permit, and Tarpon in Belize.
3. The Educational Organiza-
tion of the Year Award went to
The Belize Zoo & Tropical

Education Center for their
advocacy in building awareness for
conservation and their provision of
educational programs scores of
Belizean students over several
4. BRC Printing of Benque
Viejo Del Carmen was bestowed
the title of Corporate Organiza-
tion of the Year for excelling in
product and marketing
innovativeness, quality of product
experience and operational
5. An elated Pamela Roberts
of the Radisson Fort George was
named Front Line Person of the
Year for her over 15 years
working the frontline and
positively influencing and serving
both local and foreign guests to the
6. Receptive Service of the
Year went to Placencia Tourism
Center for their consistent quality
services to the tourism industry.
7. Eworth Garbutt of the Inn
at Roberts Grove took home the
Tour Guide of the Year Award for
his dedication and commitment to
sustainable tour guide practices and
excellence in service.
8. SEAduced by Belize of San

Pedro, Ambergris Caye received
the Tour Operator of the Year
Award for their dedication in
providing a variety of quality
water-based tours for the industry.
9. The quaint establishment of
Sun Creek Lodge in Punta Gorda
received the Small Hotel of the
Year Award for its personalized
service and a authentic Belizean
10. The Hotel of the Year
Award went to Hamansi Dive &
Adventure Resort, for setting
international standards and
expectations and for creating an
atmosphere of paradise and luxury
as well as a strong commitment to
their local community.
11. Small Vendor of the Year
Award went to Lola's Art in Seine
Beight for offering quality and
locally made art.
12. For the first time, a
Restaurant of the Year Award
was introduced. The recipient of
this award was Hidden Treasures
of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
13. The Minister's Award is
presented to someone whose work
and interest in the tourism industry
is grounded in community service
and activism. This awardee is

usually not boastful or arrogant
about achievements but continues
working below the radar as a
stellar player within the tourism
industry of the local community.
The year's recipient was
Ms. Rosita May, hotelier and
tourism pioneer of Corozal District.



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Hospital Administrator Returns From Taiwan Workshop

TAIPEI, Republic of China
(Taiwan), Monday, April 13,
Belize's Northern Regional
Hospital Administrator Ms.
Guadalupe Longsworth,
returned to Belize on April 9
after completing a 2-week
Healthcare Management t
raining in the Republic of China

The primary objectives of the
workshop were:
(1) to teach the participants
new concepts on healthcare
management, particularly as
they relate to the efficient and
effective delivery of health
care services in these days of
diminishing financial resources,


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Ms. Guadalupe Longsworth
participants new financial tools
applicable to healthcare
management, with the aim of
making a medical institution

financially sustainable.
At the conclusion of the
workshop, Ms. Longsworth
took time out to meet with
Belizean students who are
studying nursing and healthcare
management in Taiwan.
She encouraged the Belizean
scholars to continue to excel in
their studies so that when they
return to Belize they can be
part of government's effort to
develop the country's healthcare
system to a higher level.
The Taiwan/International
Cooperation and Development
Fund sponsored the training
course under its International
Human Resource Development

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recipient of this year's Lifetime
Achievement Award has worked
an entire lifetime within the
tourism industry. This person is
seen as a tourism icon and whose
work over the years is synonymous
with true Belizean hospitality. Ms.
Elvira Staine of Elvis Kitchen is
San Pedro is the proud recipient of
this prestigious award.
"Tourism has become a way of
life for many of our Belizean
people. It is an industry that has
seen much development and
received colossal recognition,"
comments Tourism Minister, Hon.
Manuel Heredia Jr. "TheAnnual
National Tourism Awards serves
to acknowledge our industry
personnel who are dedicated to

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the development of tourism in
Belize over the years. Tourism is
the only industry that spreads
so far into our communities
making each of us a part of the
extraordinary experience that we
call Belize."
The BTB hosted approximately
350 people at the Award Ceremony
on Friday night at the Best
Western Belize Biltmore Plaza.
Musical Entertainment was
provided by Jacklyn Castillo and
Belize Music Agency Jazz Band.
MC's for the night's event were
William Neal and Gwen Nunez
The Minister of Tourism,
Board of Directors, Management
and Staff of the Belize Tourism
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ISunday, April 26, 2009

The Isabel Palma Polyclinic Inaugurated In San Antonio, Toledo

San Antonio Village, Toledo District, April 18th, 2009:

The Ministry of Health, Government of Belize in collaboration
with the Caribbean Development Bank inaugurated the Isabel Palma
Polyclinic in San Antonio Village, Toledo District on Saturday, April
18th, 2009
This inauguration marks the achievement of a major milestone in
the provision of health care for the people of the Toledo District. The
facility was constructed under the Belize Health Sector Reform
Project, by the Government of Belize through the Ministry of
Health, and was funded through loan funds from the Caribbean
Development Bank.

The final cost of the project is two million, six hundred and ninety
thousand, nine hundred and forty three Belize dollars and sixty four
cents (BZ$2,690,943.64). The Architectural and Engineering
Consultant for the project was DIEMA Consulting Architects and
Engineers and the contractor was Usher Construction.

Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin, delivering the
keynote address during the inauguration ceremony

During special remarks, Toledo West Area Representative, Hon.
Juan Coy expressed his appreciation along with his constituents for
the opening of the long awaited medical facility. He thanked the many
contributing partners who lobbied to ensure that the residents would
have this Polyclinic reducing the inconveniences of having to travel
all the way to the hospital in Punta Gorda Town to seek medical
attention. To close off his remarks, Minister Coy pledged his
commitment to continue the transformation to improve the lives of
the residents of the Toledo District.

The Keynote Address was delivered by the Minister of Health, Hon.
Pablo Marin. He discussed the initial difficulty in the building of
the Polyclinic but assured the people of the south of his commitment
to ensure that the mandate of the Ministry of Health which is to
reform the healthcare system of Belize will reach the people of the
Toledo District. He encouraged the resident to take advantage of the
services of the new clinic. He informed however, that transportation
to other hospitals, if necessary, will be provided by means of an
ambulance that will be provided to the Polyclinic by the Government
of Belize.

The Polyclinic was named in honour and memory of Ms. Isabel
Palma and the unveiling of the plaque was done both by the
Administrator of the Polyclinic, Ms. Eva Middleton and the
daughter of Ms. Isabel Palma, H.E. Ms. Kamela Palma.

In addressing the gathering of dignatories and special invited guests,
H.E. Kamela Palma expressed her appreciation on behalf of her family
and her mother who served as a nurse practitioner for almost thirty
years beginning in the 1960's as she served in many far reaching
communities of the Toledo District.

The Isabel Palma Polyclinic is single storey structure measuring
approximately 10,000 sq. ft. and is located at the entrance to San
Antonio Village in the Toledo District.

The new and impressive health facility
named the Isabel Palma Polyclinic
in San Antonio Village, Toledo District

The facility encompasses the main Polyclinic Building with
specialized areas for
Accident and Emergency
Examination Rooms,
X-Ray Room,
Delivery Room
Maternity Ward,
Dressing Rooms,
Red Waste Building,
Generator Room and
Ambulance Garage

In the continuing quest to provide quality and accessible health care
to all Belizeans, the Isabel Palma Polyclinic will offer the following
services: General Medicine, General Consultation, Out Patients
Mobile Clinic, Maternal Child Health, Obstetrics, Pediatric Care,
Minor Surgery, Detection and Monitoring of HIV/AIDS, Family
Planning, Counseling and services, Early detection of breast cancer
(for women 40 years and older), Early detection and screening of
prostate cancer (for men 50 years and older), Detection and Control
of Tuberculosis, Hospitalization for deliveries only, Eye care for
children and elderly, Detection, Monitoring and treatment of patients
with hypertension and diabetes (type 1 and 2), Access to necessary
diagnostic tests, Access to medication to treat your condition,
Counseling, both nutritional and medical to improve your health

The new Isabel Palma Polyclinic will serve the following twenty
eight southern communities:
Santa Cruz, Crique Jute, Nalumca, San Jose, Mafredi, San
Benito Poite, Crique La Garto, Santa Theresa, Jordan,
Aquacate, San Lucas, Corazon, Otoxha, Mabilha, Dolores,
Machakilha, San Pedro Columbia, Silver Creek, San Miguel,
Cacao, Columbia, Blue Creek, Crique Troso, Pueblo Viejo, San
Vicente, Jalacte, Palo Grande and Santa Elena.

(L-R) Hon. Eden Martinez, H.E. Ms. Kamela Palma,
Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin, Hon. Juan Coy
and CEO in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Peter Allen

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Art i
The Macal River Park in San
Ignacio Town was the place this
past Saturday, April 18 where
Galen University, in collabora-
tion with DuPlooy's Jungle
Lodge Resort, hosted an art
program called, Art in the Park.
The event was a half-day
activity where members of the
local business community were
invited to participate in free art
The activities were all geared
towards aiding students in
discovering their artistic talents
and skills and using them in a
positive way.
Businesses participating in the
event included Back to My
Roots, Belize Botanic Garden,
The Lodge At Chaa Creek,
Cayo Tour Guide Association
and Galen University.
We are happy to report that
the event was a resounding
success. We had children
ranging from the very young to
the young at heart as they came
out to take advantage of the
opportunity to express their
creativity through art.
Some of the activities
included face painting, rock

he Park"
painting, puppet making, and
learning about our country in an
artistic manner.
At the end of the event,
children returned to their homes
not only with their fine art, but
also with an experience that
should motivate them to
continue being involved in arts,
which was the expected outcome
of the event.
We extend a sincere thank you
to the participants and helpers
for making the event such a great
success! Those who assisted in
this worthwhile endeavor
include, Back to my Roots,

Sub-Regional Meeting
BY. Kendra Griffith
ILO/IPEC Media Consultant
BELIZE CITY, Thursday,
April 23, 2009:
This morning more than
thirty local stakeholders attended
the final activity of the
ILO/IPEC Sub-regional project
"Contribution to the prevention
and elimination of the
commercial sexual exploitation
of children and adolescents
(CSEC) in Central America,
Panama and the Dominican

Some of the young artists at work
Belize Botanic Garden, The Guide Association, Hode's Place
Lodge at Chaa Creek, Cayo Tour and Galen University.
In Belize On Sexual Elpoitation Project, ends

The event featured an
overview of the projects
conducted in country to combat
CSEC over the last three years
and saw the launch of a regional
documentary on the cyclical
care model used in the care of
victims and adopted by Belize.
In delivering the opening
address, Belize's First Lady,
Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow,
applauded the efforts of the
social sector and pledged to add
her efforts to the fight against
what she refered to as the
"destroyer of innocence and the
innocent unfortunately," she
said "seems to be gaining
ground in our society. The First
Lady went on the inform that
she is "so very pleased to be
associated with actions that
are designed to eradicate
CSEC... CSEC will be one of
the focus areas of my activities
as I will be undertaking
public education and advocacy
initiatives and I am vigorously
pursuing the possibility of
hosting a Central American
First Ladies Conference on the
topic in 2010."
Sub-regional CSEC Project
Officer for Belize from the ILO
office in Costa Rica, Nidia
Ziuiiga, presented an overview
of the sub-regional project,
which began in 2002. For
those seven years, the ILO/IPEC
has been trying to combat
CSEC through activities geared
at horizontal collaboration,
institutional strengthening,
increasing awareness and social
mobilization. Belize was
included in the project in
2006. According to Zffiiga, a
lot of effort has been put into

creating awareness with
different stakeholders, health
professionals, caregivers, labour
officers, media, teachers, and the
NGO community.
Other achievements in Belize
include intervention in the lives
of over a hundred adolescents
at-risk or already engaged in
CSEC; the adoption of the
Cyclical Care Model for victims
of CSEC; and the development
of CSEC legislation which seeks
to make commercial sexual
exploitation a crime. "Belize is
now one ofthe more specialized
countries in the region in
relation to the issue of CSEC
because of the information
disseminated and the
infrastructures that are in
place and about to come on
line," said Zufiiga.
Chief Executive Officer in
the Ministry of Human
Development and Social
Transformation, Judith Alpuche,
closed the proceedings by
speaking on the issue of
sustainability and the way
forward while simultaneously
pledging the ministry's
commitment to continue the
progress made thus far by
linking it to existing efforts in
child protection, child labour
and human trafficking. CEO
Alpuche made public several
projects in the works including
the establishment of semi-
independent homes for teenage
victims of child abuse and
neglect and continued training
and collaboration with Civil
Society and NGO's.
At the conclusion of the
workshop, the participants were
hosted to an appreciation

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ISunday, April 26, 2009

Keep Up The Good Work
At The San Ignacio Hospital
Dear Editor; work. He treats all patients with
Please allow me space in your dignity and respect.
widely circulating newspaper to The services at this hospital,
express my innermost feelings considering the financial
about the San Ignacio Hospital constraints, are second to none
which in the near future will be in this country.
known as the San Ignacio It is a pity that with the move
Community Hospital. to the new location and with the
On the advice of Dr. Fidel downgrading of the facility from
Cuellar, my wife was recently a hospital to a polyclinic some
admitted for 4 days at the San of these services might
Ignacio Hospital. At first I had disappear as it is my
reservations but Dr. Cuellar understanding that the new
convinced us, and what a wide facility is not designed to keep
decision we made. patient for any extended periods
The age of the hospital, of time and as such residents in
notwithstanding, does not this area will be faced with the
matter as it is kept spanking inconvenience of having to be
clean at all times. The staff moved either to Belmopan or to
treats each other like family. Belize City whenever this
Let me say without hesitation service becomes necessary.
that those working at this I close by asking all the people
institution are indeed devoted who provide services at the San
and highly trained. They are Ignacio Hospital to keep up the
professionals and treat all good work and may God bless
patients professionally. all of you.
Dr. Fidel Cuellar is a PS: I am copying this letter to
newcomer to San Ignacio. I the Chief Executive Officer in
spent long hours with my wife the Ministry of Health for his
and had the opportunity to information.
observe the dedication of his Leopold Waight, San Ignacio.

SOLAR POWER It's Cleaner, Cheaper, Renewable

and Sustainable IT'S THE BEST WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!

Dear Editor;
About a year or two ago,
the Reporter and the STAR
Newspaper, published my
article entitled: "Belize can go
Solar". Since then I have had
the opportunity to speak
with Belize's Minister for
International Trade, Hon.
Wilfred "Sedi" Elrington, who
indicated his support for the
The electrical monopoly,
Belize Electricity Limited
(BEL), however, wasn't too
convinced that commercial
solar energy would help in
securing Belize's economic
future, provide better quality of
life and higher standards of
living for Belizeans.
I said it then, and I am saying
it again, Solar Energy is the
way forward.
Solar Energy is cleaner
therefore environmentally
friendly and is in sync with the
nature tourism that Belize is
currently marketing.
Solar energy is renewable.
Sunlight is a natural resource
with a money value attach to it;

it is sustainable...the sun is
the oldest star in the universe,
hence, we expect for it to be
with us for a while; it is much
cheaper than fuel generated
electricity and it will become
cheaper in the medium and
long term range as more people
is connected.
Thirty years down the road, we
can be facing the same
electrical crisis of today, if we
don't change our mind set.
The Summit of the Americas
in Trinidad and Tobago brings
added hope to Solar Energy,
considering that the USA has
boldly recognize that cleaner
sources of energy, including
solar can help to combat Global
Warming. The topic therefore is
on the agenda for the Summit.
In order to secure its
economic future and provide a
better way of life for its people
and for those visiting its shores,
Belize can and must assume the
regional leadership role in small
and commercial scale Solar
Leo A. Obando (PhD)
Madrid Spain !


^(. C) PHONE: (501) 824 2102; 824 2758; FAX: 824 3759 C.)


Associate Principal
The Board of Governors of Sacred Heart College invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the full-time post of Principal/
Chief Administrative Officer. The position will be effective July 1, 2009.

The Associste Principal (non-teaching) is the chief academic officer of the high school division of Sacred Heart College. His or her
responsibilities include coordination of curriculum development, academic policies, student scheduling, teacher recruitment, teacher
supervision, staff development, student registration and general administration. He or she reports to the President/Principal and attends regular
meetings of the Board as a consultant.

The Associate Principal will be a person who:
SIs familiar with and supportive of the mission of Sacred Heart College;
SIs capable of working as part of the College's senior management team which includes the Dean of the Junior College and the Vice
Principal of the High School;
SHas excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
SPossesses leadership and management skills.
SIs a strong Academic Leader

Education and Experience: Preference will be given to applicants who possess a Master's Degree in Educational Administration
(or related field) from an accredited institution, and a minimum of five years experience in teaching or administration in the Belizean
educational system. Fluency in Spanish will be an asset.
Remuneration: In accordance with salary scales approved by the Ministry of Education.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2009. Send or deliver completed application along with resume to:
The Secretary
Board of Governors
Sacred Heart College
P.O. Box 163
San Ignacio, Cayo

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Mr. Greedy's Santa Elena Franchise Closed

BY" Mary Cariddi
Cayo, Thursday, April 23,
First let me introduce myself,
I am Mary Cariddi the mother
of the two young men who
fought off those two armed
robbers who tried to rob Mr.
Greedy's Pizzeria in Santa Elena
last month.
The robbers came in, one
armed with what initially looked
like a gun and the other with a
The gunman pointed the object
at my eldest son and when he
stood up to get the money they
demanded, he was shoved to the
ground and the object was
placed to his head.
The gunman then pointed the
thing at my youngest son's
daughter. Upon seeing this,
my youngest son jumped the
gunman and when he was
fighting with the gunman he was
chopped three times by the
machete man landing him in the
My sons fought for their lives.
A customer at the Chinese super-

market across the highway
called the police. The police
arrived shortly thereafter and
promptly took the two men into
custody. The object was found
to be an imitation pistol bearing
true resemblance to the real
The police did a magnificent
job. They secured the crime
scene and kept it under their
control until all the evidence was
The accused were taken to
court and were remanded to
prison by our magistrate.
In their wisdom however, the
Supreme Court later proceeded
in granting them bail. It
obviously did not matter to the
Supreme Court that subsequent
to their arrest these two men
have threatened to kill my sons.
It goes even further as some
members of their family have
also threatened to kill my sons
during the time their relatives
were in prison.
It does not matter that our
local shops have been robbed
allegedly by two thieves, one
with a gun and the other with a

machete and coincidentally or
otherwise, since these two
individuals have been in jail
none is the crime reported to
have been committed by a
gunman and a machete man.
It is in this light, that before
one of my sons is killed, as was
their grandmother at her farm on
the Hummingbird Highway, we
have come to the painful
decision of having to close the
doors of Mr. Greedy's in Santa
Elena. God help our country.
In my humble opinion, it might
not be a bad idea for judges of
the Supreme Court to come
down here and see the conditions
under which we live as we labor
arduously, sometimes more than
12 hours every single day, just
to survive while these two
individuals come in and by
means of force, threatening
bodily harm and maybe even
death, endeavor to deprive us of
the little fruits of our hard labor.
We somehow get the feeling
that the law in our land is not
backing us up.

BELIZE CITY, Wednesday,
April 22, 2009:
A release from the Youth
Business Trust Belize (YBTB)
today informed that the Trust is
pleased to be hosting Mr. David
Clarke LVO (Lieutenant of the
Royal Victorian Order), the
Chairman of both the Barbados
Youth Business Trust (BYBT) as
well as the Jamaica Youth
Business Trust (JYBT), who is
on a short visit to Belize.
On Friday, April 24, 2009, Mr.
Clarke will be appearing on
Channel 5's Morning Show,
Open Your Eyes, along with the
Chairman of Youth Business
Trust Belize (YBTB), Mr.
Shaun Finnetty.
Mr. Clarke will also meet with
the Board of Directors and the
Board of Patrons of YBTB at a
breakfast meeting at the
Radisson Fort George Hotel and
Marina at 7:30 also on Friday.
At this meeting it is expected
that Mr. Clarke will be
discussing issues affecting
the Caribbean Group of Youth
Business Trusts and sharing best
practices as he has been involved

Our police and our courts here
in Cayo did their jobs and they
did it well. What a slap in their
faces the release of these
individuals must be.
Here in Cayo we have honest,
hardworking and honorable
people being terrorized by
thieves, robbers and rapists.
We put bars on our windows,
install surveillance cameras in
our business places, fence our
property and put dogs in our
yards just to create a safety zone
for ourselves and our families.
We are converting our homes
and places of business into
mini prisons while the thieves
and rapists roam the streets
This brings me to the next
point, what about all those poor
people who can ill afford the
burglar bars, the cameras, fences
and guard dogs?
When did our community get
this way? When did the world
turn upside down?
When are going to stop the
empty promises of hanging
murderers and truly put these
promises to action by hanging
the first one?

with BYBT from its inception in
1997 and became the Chairman
of JYBT in 2006.
He will then meet with
Mentors and Entrepreneurs at a
Mentor Motivational Mixer
following his meeting with the
Youth Business Trust Belize is
a program offering young
persons between the ages of
18-35 assistance in starting their
own businesses.
The program offers loan
financing, training and the
ever important component,
mentoring, which guides the
young persons business on the
road to success.
Those who have pledged
their commitment to the
program, which is being
funded by the Inter American
Development Bank, have made
a serious investment in the
future of Belize.
The program, which follows
the Youth Business International
model started by Prince Charles
of Wales, boasts of a vast
network of thirty eight countries

Chairman of Barbados & Jamaica

Youth Business Trust Visiting Belize



A vacancy exists for a Systems Administrator to manage
the site's hardware, network and computer systems at the
University in Central Farm, Cayo District.

With a proactive approach to resolving issues, this role will
require you to provide a high level of support. You will be
responsible for managing systems that provide essential
infrastructure support to the University.

The candidate should possess excellent communication and
interpersonal skills. The candidate should be able to work
effectively as part of a team and importantly be able to work
under their own initiative.


3 years + systems/networking administration in a Windows
Associates degree in a computer field/Microsoft
Accreditation or similar.

Send Letter of Application and C.V to: HDR@Galen.edu.bz
or by regular mail addressed to:
The Provost
Galen University
PO Box 177
San Ignacio

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In accordance with Section 13 of the Registered Land Act Chapter 194,
Revised Edition 2000, 1, CESAR DIAZ, Ag. Registrar of Lands, hereby serve
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.


This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, FORT GEORGE/
PICKSTOCK, Block No 45 and being Parcel No. 936 & 937

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 146/1981 dated
3rd February, 1981 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 2 of 1981 at Folios 899
- 914 in favour of WILLIAM QUINTO & JIMMY QUINTO.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN Block No. 4 and being Parcels No. 1759

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 781 of 1998 dated 21st
July, 1998 in favour of CRISPINA CAWICH.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3680

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 1095 of 1998 dated 4th
November, 1998 in favour of BARBARA L MELENDEZ ALONZO.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3791

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 487 of 1996 dated 11th
December 1996 in favour of RICARDO ESCARRAGA JR.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3328

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 1367/2007
dated 21st April, 2007 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 17 of 2007 at
Folios 301 308 in favour of EVITA YADIRA MAI & IDOLY MARILYN

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN IGNACIO
SOUTH, Block No. 23 and being Parcel No. 1133

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 741/1999 dated 22nd
March, 1999 and recorded io Deeds Book Volume 8 of 1999 at Folios 969- 972

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PORT/
LOYOLAVILLE, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 2075

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 285 of 2005 dated 9th
August, 2005 in favour of JOAN GUNNELS.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN FELIPE, Block
No. 13 and being Parcel No. 505

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 554 of 1992 dated 4th
December, 1992 in favour of EMETERIO CRUZ.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN IGNACIO
NORTH, Block No. 23 and being Parcel No. 1480

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 1239/2008
dated 29th April, 2008 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 15 of 2008 at
Folios 1129-1138 in favour of YUECHAO HUANG

This parcel of land are situated in the Registration Section, DANGRIGA
NORTH Block No. 31 and being Parcel No. 1405

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Gift No. 1315/2008 dated 10th
May, 2008 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 16 of 2008 at Folios 1159 -

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PORT/
LOYOLAVILLE, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 1432

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 0258/2006 dated 25th
January, 2006 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume4 of 2006 at Folios 213-222

These parcels of land are situated in the Registration Section, PORT/
LOYOLAVILLE Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 1431

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 0257/2006 dated 25th
January, 2006 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 4 of 2006 at Folios 202 -

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PORT/
LOYOLAVILLE Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 1046

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Gift No. 1608/2008 dated 30th
May, 2008 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 19 of 2008 at Folios 1459 -
1470 in favour of SEAN NICHOLAS.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN IGNACIO
NORTH, Block No. 23 and being Parcel No. 681

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 32 of 1967 dated 14th
January, 1976 in favour of NICHOLAS PINEDA.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN IGNACIO
NORTH, Block No. 23 and being Parcel No. 685

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 494 of 1978 dated 8th
January, 1979 in favour of DAILA PINEDA.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PATCHAKAN,
Block No. 1 and being Parcel No. 217

This parcel of land is the subject of a Assent No. 2364/1992 dated 3rd
November, 1992 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 28 of 1992 at Folios
1062-1069 in favour of ADOLFINA PATT as Administratrix of the Estate

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration FORT GEORGE/
PICKSTOCK, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 76

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 3121/2003 dated 25th
October, 2003 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 42 of 2003 at Folios 1365
- 1372 in favour of ROBIN McCUTHEON.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, QUEEN'S SQUARE,
Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 314

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 5/1982 dated 5th
January, 1982 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 1 of 1982 at Folios 33-40 in
favour of DELFIN SIDNEY SANCHEZ._-Plea ______u___ _e

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This Saturday Evening It's The First Annual I

"Festival Of Lights" In Cristo Rey Village 2
The Winsom Foundation There will be amazing Fire dinners. This is a true get-away! F
Presents First Annual "Festival Of Spinners and Capoeira Dancers, Other raffle prizes include free a
Lights" with this years slogan burning sculptures made by artists stays at beautiful resorts, dinners, a
"KEEP IT IN THE LIGHT" on and the children of Cristo Rey. Art and lots more. The festivities i
April 25th, at the Cristo Rey There will also be games with start at 4:00 pm and goes until, n
Football Field, Cayo District. prizes, food and a surprise Fire The Winsom Foundation is an fi
This event is to raise funds for Extravaganza to top off the official non-profit organization of e
the scholarship program so that evening.
every child from Cristo Rey, who MANY prizes will be raffled off CT D
has good grades and wants to with tickets being sold now C O U N T
continue their schooling, will be throughout the country for $25.00.
able to do so. The Grand Raffle Prize is 2 nights
The Festival of Light will turn 3 days for two people in San Pedro, 1
the football field into a blaze of roundtrip airfare from Phillip
lights with lighted lanterns made Goldson International Airport,
by the children and adults, along with 4 breakfasts and 4 I I

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This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3349
This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 2690/1995 dated 15th
December, 1995 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 29 of 1995 at Folios
375 382 in favour of CLAUDINE RAMIREZ.
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3414
This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 2691/1995
dated 15th December, 1995 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 29 of 1995
atFolios 383 390 in favour of MISAEL HECTOR RAMIREZ.
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3271
This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Conveyance No. 940/2004
dated 14th April, 2004 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 13 of 2004 at
Folios 561 568 in favour of FREDDIE DOMINGUEZ & AURDETTE
This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN IGNACIO
NORTHBlockNo. 23 and being Parcel No. 1858
This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 249 of 1992 dated 19th
June, 1992 in favour of CARMENCITA ROMERO (as Administratrix
of the Estate of Ruby Romero) deceased.

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SSunday, April 26, 2009

*STAR HUMOR T GOB Has Granted US Capital
Permission To Enter The Park

This is a story about a couple
who had been happily married
for years?
The only friction in their
marriage was the husband's
habit of breaking wind loudly
every morning when he awoke.
The noise would wake his wife
and the smell would make her
eyes water and make her gasp
for air.
Every morning she would
plead with him to stop the habit
because it was making her sick.
He told her he couldn't stop it
and that it was perfectly natural.
She told him to see a doctor as
she was concerned that one day
he would blow his guts out. The
years went by and he continued
the habit.
One Christmas morning as she
was preparing the turkey for
dinner and he was upstairs sound
asleep, she looked at the innards,
neck, gizzard, liver and all the
spare parts, and a malicious
thought came to her.
She took the bowl and went
upstairs where her husband was
sound asleep and, gently pulling
the bed covers back, she pulled
back the elastic waistband of his
underpants and emptied the

A Scout Master was teaching
his boy scouts some basic jungle
survival skills.
"What are the three most
important things you should
bring with you in case you are
alone a you get lost in the
jungle?" he asked.
Several hands went up, and
many important things were
suggested such as food, matches,
A little boy in the back eagerly
raised his hand. "Yes Davey,
what are the three most
important things you would
bring with you?" asked the
Scout Master.
Davey replied, "A compass, a
canteen of water, and a deck
of cards."
"Why is that Davey?" asked
the Scout Master.
"Well," answered Davey, "
the compass is to find the right
direction, and the water is to
prevent dehydration."
"And what about the deck of
cards? asked the Scout Master

bowl of turkey guts into his
Some time later she heard her
husband waken with his usual
trumpeting which was followed
by a blood curdling scream and
the sound of frantic foot steps as
he ran into the bathroom.
The wife could hardly control
herself as she rolled in the sofa
laughing, tears in her eyes! after
years of torture she reckoned
she had got him back pretty
About twenty minutes later,
her husband came downstairs in
his bloodstained underpants
with a look of horror on his face.
She bit her lip as she asked him
what was the matter.
"Honey" he said, "you were
right. All these years you have
warned me and I didn't listen
to you."
"What do you mean?" asked
his wife.
"Well, you always told me
that one day I would end up
farting my guts out. Well
today it finally happened.....
but by the grace of god, with
some vaseline and two
fingers ....... think I got most
of it back in.

Davey replied, "Well, Sir, as
soon as you start playing
Solitaire, someone is bound
to come up behind you and
say, 'Put that red nine on top
of that black ten'."

The Forest Department,
Ministry of Natural Resources
and the Environment has since
late 2006 and early 2007
engaged SATIM on the matter of
the permit held by US Capital to
enter and conduct seismic
testing in the Sarstoon-Temash
National Park.
The department has made
available to SATIM copies of all
documentation US Capital has
provided in its request to enter
the park. In addition, the Forest
Department has written to
SATIM on several occasions
and these correspondences were
faxed and hand-delivered.
To date the Forest Department
has received only one official
response from SATIM in which
they objected to the granting of
the permit to US Capital and
warned the Forest Department
not to issue the permit since it
would precipitate court action.
The Forest Department has
followed due process in making
information regarding the US
Capital permit available to
SATIM, even though their
co-management agreement has
The Forest Department is
satisfied that it has reasonably
consulted with SATIM on this

The Government of Belize, as
per the Supreme Court ruling,
has the responsibility to chart
the best way forward, and in this
case, has granted US Capital
permission to enter the park to
conduct seismic testing.
The Forest Department is
confident that with regular
monitoring, there will be
minimal damage to the systems
in the park, as stipulated in the
approved environmental impact
Furthermore, mindful of the
Supreme Court ruling, the
permit excludes the communal
lands claimed by residents of
Conejo Village.

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March 22 April 20
SYou will be close to
winding up some
projects. There will
be good cheer as
well for you to get affection
from dear ones. There will be an
amazing realization of how well
you are loved. There could be
some hectic traveling, but this
does not necessarily mean out of
the place where you live. Lucky
numbers: 9, 13, 45.

April 21 to May 21
There will be a
Slot of tension, but
there will be
patience in
surfeit also. Do
maintain cordial relations even
if you feel that things are getting
out of hand. The second half of
the week is better and you
engage in fixing things around
the house. The focus is on
property. Lucky numbers: 6,
37, 42.

May 22 June 21
Your good work
I inspires confidence
in you and you set
about the tasks
with enthusiasm.
You are also able to turn tables
on your opponents. The feisty
individual in you comes to the
fore and makes you act
practically. There will be social
gatherings where people are
naturally drawn to you. Lucky

numbers: 5, 46, 73.

June 22 to July 23
There will be
.. plenty of negotia-
-: ;l tions to be
/! '~'" ,1 handled. You are
likely to be
snowed under with work
professionally, so be prepared
to deal with exasperating issues
and difficult people as well. The
good part will be that you will
be able to maintain a tactful
approach. Lucky numbers: 2,
64, 81.

July 24 to August 21
S ..- There will be a
4 sense of rejoicing
k when you have
|I earned your fair
Share of success.
You will be excited about some
new project that you want to get
involved with. There will be
increase in the inflow of
finances. There will also be an
extreme sense of duty towards a
social cause. Lucky numbers:
1, 15, 27.

August 22 to September 21
This week requires
you to address some
of the larger issues
including domestic
Affairs and property
related issues. There will be
success at work and it works out
to be a huge morale booster for
you. There will be some great

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bonding at home and you will
need to work on the areas that
have been left neglected. Lucky
numbers: 19, 39, 68.

September 22 to October 23
This week is full of
challenges but will
: be quite exciting.
i : There are good
chances of success
in the tasks
undertaken by you. For now it
will do you well to keep your
plans to yourself as there could
be people who envy your
progress. Domestic issues will
also draw their bit of attention.
Lucky numbers: 20, 41, 76.

October 24 to November 21
There will be
Svolatile situations
g at home and in your
' workplace. It is a
1 tough situation to
L=' be in but you should
take it as a challenge rather than
fall into the trap of getting
angry. You need to be careful
about not letting external issues
affect your interaction with your
dependents. Lucky numbers:
10, 34, 59.

Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
A This is a more
people centered
week. You will be
meeting many
uding old friends and
colleagues. If you have wanted
to seek help but have shied away
for the sake of pride, you can go

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ahead and state what is in your
mind. You will be able to look
at people with more kindness.
Lucky numbers: 3, 55, 81.

December 22 to January 20
S There will be
interactions with
i I loved ones that
will determine
your peace of
mind. However, do be careful
that you remain unaffected by
the environment while taking
decisions. You must strive for
personal growth at all times.
Lucky numbers: 8, 44, 97.

January 21 to February 19
This week sees
your dreams taking
concrete shape.
There will be some
deals to be handled
at work. Try
to make them
unambiguous. There will be
demands from loved ones. Take
a compassionate view of things
and deal with all people with
understanding rather than
aggression. Lucky numbers:
32, 56, 70.

February 20 to March 21
There will be
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SSunday, April 26, 2009

The United States Of America Should

Normalize Relations With Cuba

By: Wellington C. Ramos,
International Correspondent
New York City, USA
The United States of America
should normalize relations with
Cuba before China take advantage
of its relations with that Caribbean
Island State
Cuba has played a vital role in
the social, economic and political
development of many countries
throughout the Caribbean, Latin
America and in the liberation of
several African nations.
Cuba has also offered
scholarships to citizens of most of
these countries in areas of
medicine, engineering and other
needed professions.
I know several Belizeans who
received their degrees in Cuba.
Many of these students recount
their living experiences in Cuba
and they have a different account
from what is posted in the
American media from time to time.
Yet despite this, the United States
Government for some strange
reason, continue to refuse to
normalizing relations with this
Cuba is a country that has paid
its dues when reaching out to other
underdeveloped countries in the
world and it is now time for the
United States to acknowledge and
reward them for their efforts.
When my country, Belize was
trying to obtain its political
independence from Britain back in
the early !970's, Cuba was among
the countries that supported
Belize's push for independence and
was even willing to make a
military commitment to defend

Belize if necessary against
Guatemala if every they would
launch a military attacked. This was
at a time when Cuba was also
assisting Angola and Mozambique,
two countries known as the
Frontline African States, from
external aggression.
These countries were constantly
under attack by the racist apartheid
regime in South Africa that was
trying to eliminate the liberation
forces of Nelson Mandela's
African National Congress (ANC)
that was fighting to end apartheid
in their country and achieve their
At that time the US Government
was, for many years, supporting
this racist regime and was also
refusing to impose an embargo on
the South African Apartheid
The United States severed
relations with the Cuban
government in the 1950's because
Fidel Castro normalized relations
with Russia.
Most Historians and Cuban
Experts believe that Castro's
action were based on threat by the
United States against his life and
security of his country. Since that
time, new information is being
constantly released and confirmed
that Fidel Castro obtained these
information and moved closer
towards Russia and the Warsaw
Pact nations for security reasons.
The Cuban Missile Crisis of
October 1963 ended all hopes of
the US normalizing relations with
Cuba and pushed them into the
Warsaw Pact Nations Defense

After the break up of the Warsaw
Pact Alliance in the early 1990's,
there have been several countries
in Europe, like Poland, Georgia and
others that have shown interest in
becoming members of the
European Union (G-20) formerly
known as the North Atlantic Treaty
Organizations ( NATO). This
organization is accepting them,
while the United States is still
refusing to accept Cuba as a sister
nation in the Latin American and
Caribbean community of nations.
Most organizations in this region,
have accepted Cuba as a sister
nation and are improving trade,
economic, educational and cultural
relations with Cuba.
When the Republican Party was
in power in the US, they had a
vested interest in refusing to
normalize relations with Cuba be-
cause it was beneficial for them to
get the Cuban American vote in
states like Florida, New Jersey and
elsewhere to maintain political
control of the Presidency of the
United States.
The Republican Party maximized
their rhetoric, to win those states
until the Cuban Americans got
disgusted with them and voted for
the Democrats in the last
Presidential Election that helped to
give President Barack Obama a
resounding victory in the 2008
When the United States imposed
a trade embargo against Cuba, they
also froze their assets which is
probably now worth millions of
dollars, being monies which should
be paid back to the Cuban people.
Cuba has a vast amount of

untapped oil and natural resources,
off the coast of Florida, into which
China and other countries are
trying to tap into.
If the United States Government
continue to drag its feet and stay
complacent with Cuba China,
Russia and other nations hostile to
the United States will normalize
relations with Cuba thereby
re-ignition the ambers of a Cold
War between Russia, China and the
United States over Cuba.
The United States must realize
that China is an overpopulated
country with an urgent need more
land for its people. China will stop
at nothing to spread its influence
throughout other regions of the
US President Barack Obama
should therefore not hesitate in
normalizing relations with Cuba as
doing so will bring added benefits
to the US in areas of commerce and
industry among others.
If the United States sit at the table
for talks with Russia, China, North
Korea and Iran, which are nations
that pose a more serious threat to
American survival, then why not

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Galen University Launches Bachelor of Education

Degree Program With Corozal Junior College

The importance of ensuring
that our children are receiving
the highest quality of education
in Belize cannot be emphasized
enough in a context in which the
challenges of social and
economic development are
characterized by rapid change
and increasing uncertainty and
There is no doubt that these
challenges are demanding higher
levels of innovation and
creativity and that the education
system of Belize must rise to
this challenge.
Our education system needs to
become responsive, dynamic
and innovative. It cannot wait for
waves of educational reform but
rather renewal must be built into
it at all levels.
In essence Belize's education
system must become a learning
organization populated with
people with adequate training
and the ability to constantly
innovate and learn at all levels
but especially at the school and
classroom level.
Unfortunately, our system is

(L-R) Dr. Nancy Adamson, Provost & CEO, Galen University
Mr. Mai, Dean of Corozal Junior College, and Dr. Filiberto
Penados, Director, School of Education, Galen University

plagued by the fact that a large
number of our teachers do not
have the minimum teaching
credentials. As part of its
commitment to the sustainable
development of Belize, Galen
University has undertaken to
make a positive contribution
by launching a campaign to

attract highly able young people
into the teaching profession,
providing teachers with the
highest quality of education and
delivering its programs in a
manner that is flexible and
accessible. It launched its
Associate and Bachelor Degree
in Primary education at its
Central Farm Campus offering
the opportunities for teachers
to specialize in key curricular
areas including Mathematics,
Science, Language and Social
The Primary Education degree
builds on the Associate Degree
offered at Junior colleges around
the country, at the University of

First Caribbean Donates
BELIZE CITY, Friday, April 24,
Youth Business Trust Belize
received its second tranche of
BZ$10,000 from First Caribbean
International Bank.
Glen Smith, representing the
bank, made the presentation this
morning on Channel 5's Morning
Show, Open Your Eyes. He
presented the check to the
Chairman of Youth Business Trust
Belize (YBTB), Shaun Finnetty.
The first tranche of BZ $20,000
was delivered in January 2008 at
YBTB's first official fundraiser
which was held at the Brown Sugar
Marketplace. First Caribbean
International Bank pledged its
commitment to Youth Business Trust
Programmes, not only in Belize, but
throughout the Caribbean. The
commitment of $10,000 will again
be delivered in 2010 as a three year
commitment totaling $40,000. First
Caribbean sees the benefits of youth

Belize and at Galen University
and it can be completed on a part
time basis in three years. Galen's
programs are designed for both
full-time and part-time study.
Galen University is now
partnering with Corozal Junior
College (CJC) to offer the
opportunity to teachers in the
northern districts to pursue a
Bachelor Degree.
The program will be offered
at the CJC campus during
Saturdays, evenings and
during summer times in a way
that accommodates working
teachers and allows them to
balance the demands of
teaching and studying.
Galen University invites all
interested teachers to enroll in
the program. We offer a variety
of financial aid opportunities.
For more information contact:
Dr. Filiberto Penados, Director,
School of Education
Phone: 501-8243226/3237
Cell: 671-3934
Facsmile: 501-8243723
Galen University
Mile 62.5 Western Highway
PO Box 177
San Ignacio Belize
or Mr. Miguel Montero,
Assistant Dean
Corozal Junior College
PO Box 63 San Andres Road
Corozal Town
Cell: 600-2596

To Youth Business Trust
development through poverty and
crime alleviation. This money will be
used to bridge the counterpart
funding gap for the programme.
Youth Business Trust Belize is a
program offering young persons
between the ages of 18-35 assistance
in starting their own businesses. The
program offers loan financing,
training and the ever important
component, mentoring, which guides
the young persons business on the
road to success.
Those who have pledged their
commitment to the program, which
is being funded by the Inter
American Development Bank, have
made a serious investment in the
future of Belize. The program,
which follows the Youth Business
International model started by Prince
Charles of Wales, boasts of a vast
network of thirty eight countries
Thank You First Caribbean

Bachelor of Elementary Education
NOW Offered at the Corozal Junior College

...Balance the demands of teaching and studying by enrolling
part -time in the Galen University B.Ed program offered at
the Corozal Junior College and complete your Bachelor's in
Elementary Education in as little as three years during
Saturdays, evenings and Summers.

...Become a better teacher, increase your income and inspire
our children of Belize.

Galen University offers a variety of financial aid

For more information contact: 824-3226 or email:
admissions@galen. edu. bz
I'm interested in applying to the B.Edprogram. Please contact me with more information.
Name.- Address.
Email Telephone: (home)
(work) (cell)
Mail to: Galen University
Mile 62.5 Western Highway OR email: odmissions@galen.edubz
P.O. Box 177,
Central Farm, Cayo

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gunshot wounds below the right
eye, the chest, and on the right
arm and the left leg.
A post mortem examination
later revealed the cause of death
as hypovolemic shock due to
gunshot wounds to the face and
Jesus "Chush" Ponce was laid
to rest in Benque Viejo Town on
Wednesday, April 22.
Benque Viejo police
conducted a fruitless search in
the area at the Mopan River
crossing into neighoring
Melchor De Mencos,
Guatemala, after which they
concluded that the robbery and
murder was the actions of a
Guatemalan who illegally
crossed into Belize and
returned to his country after
pulling off the crime.
The search was subsequently
abandoned. However, at around
3:30 pm on Tuesday, April 21,
the Policia Nacional Civil from
neighboring Melchor De
Mencos informed Benque Viejo
Police of the reported sighting
of a dead body under the water
near the Belize Water Services

Limited pumping station.
According to the Guatemalan
police, they received the report
at around mid day when two
Guatemalans, diving for fish in
the river, made the discovery and
reported it to them.
The Guatemalan police visited
the scene but realized that the
body was inside Belizean
territory and so they passed the
information on to Benque Viejo
With the assistance of the
persons who made the initial
discovery, the body was
retrieved from the water and
pulled onto the western bank of
the Mopan river. It was found to
be fully clothed in a dark blue
long pants, plaid long sleeve
shirt and black belt. The body
also had an obvious injury to the
right eye.
Police also found a 38
revolver tied with a shoe lace
hanging around the neck and
resting on the back of the
The chamber for the revolver
was found to contain 4 expended
and 2 live rounds of

A further search of the person
led to the discovery of 10 live
rounds of ammunition, for the
revolver, in the front left pocket
of his pants along with a
Guatemalan cedula in the name
of Juan Noe Suchite, 22,
Guatemalan farmer residing in
the Suchitan Barrio of Melchor
De Mencos, Guatemala. The
photograph on the cedula was
determined to be that of the
In his shirt pocket, the police
found 134 Quetzales in
denominations of l's, 5's, 10's
and 20's along with BZ$105 in
$2, $5 and $10 denominations.
The body was positively
identified by one of the victims
of the Monday night robbery as
that of the person who pulled off
the robbery and murdered Jesus
"Chush" Ponce. This was
further corroborated by the
discovery of the revolver and the
4 expended shells.

Police suspect that in the haste
to flee the scene in the darkness,
the deceased might have injured
his right eye when he plunged
into the river as he attempted to
escape. The injury might have
disoriented him thereby
resulting in his drowning.
Apart from the injury to the
right eye, the body had no other
visible sign of injury. It was
subsequently transported to the
morgue at the Karl Heusner
Memorial Hospital in Belize
were a post mortem
examination, conducted on
Thursday, April 23, revealed
the cause of death as asphyxia
due to drowning.
The body was later transported
back to Benque Viejo Town
and handed over to a relative
who was on hand during the
post mortem examination,
for transportation to the
Guatemalan Barrio in Melchor
from whence he originally came.

New Justices Of The Peace In Cayo Northeast

The brief swearing ceremony
began with a prayer by Rev.
Onesimo Pot from the
Nazarene Church.
The welcome address was

delivered by Daniel Waight
while the cadre of new Justice
of the Peace and Senior Justices
of the Peace were officially
sworn in by Ms. Elisa
Montalvo, Legal Draftsperson
and Deputy Solicitor General
in the Attorney General's
The vote of thanks was
delivered by retired Magistrate
and serving Commissioner of
the Supreme Court, Mr.
Leopoldo Waight.

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