Title: STAR Newspaper
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Language: English
Publisher: Alberto Orlando August
Place of Publication: Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize
Publication Date: August 9, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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District, Wednesday, August 5,
Two German businessmen
visited the San Ignacio Police
Station today and reported the
theft of over 187 thousand
dollars in property both suspect-
ing the crimes to have been
committed by an American man
in whose charge they left their
properties for safekeeping.
In the first instance, Peter
Albert Steins, 55, reported that
in January 2009, he purchased
the furnished Paradise Estate
Resort, formerly Casa Maya,
from a company known as
Involved Limited. The resort is
located on the Western Highway
on the outskirts of San Ignacio
Town on the left side of the road
leading to Benque Viejo Town.
Steins reported that after
purchasing the property he
hired an American man, Lee
Paden, to continue working as
a maintenance worker. He
informed that he had known
Paden for about five years.
One month later, in February
2009, Steins departed Belize on
a trip to the United States
leaving Paden in charge of the

property. mowers, weed whackers, bed told Steins that he has one

Steins reportedly returned to
Belize one month later, in
March 2009, and upon arrival he
found the main buildings and all
8 cabafias, cleaned out of all the
furnishings, including beds,
mattresses, tables, chairs,
blenders, mixers, pots, pans,
spoons, forks, electrical tools,
tool sets, battery chargers,
aluminum ladders, lawn

sheets, table cloths, pillows,
towels and an assortment of
local and imported liquors. He
estimates the total value of the
missing items at 28 thousand,
eight hundred Belize dollars.
Steins told the police that
about two weeks ago a male
friend visited him at the resort
and when he saw the bed inside
his room, the friend reportedly

identical to it which he bought
from Lee Paden. The friend
alleges that Paden requested a
cash payment of 12 hundred
dollars for the bed and that he
instead paid him with a cheque.
Although a statement was
recorded from Steins, the
question that should be troubling
investigators is: Why did it take

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Let Perpetual Calm Prevail
Like day follows night, so does the calm come after the storm.
In terms of the crime situation within the community, after
last week's "storm" which resulted in the stabbing death of a
young boy at a nightclub in San Ignacio, the week just ended
was relatively "calm". And oh, how we hope that it would
remain perpetually calm as it relates to the seemingly
senseless loss of human life.
Apart from two Germans reporting the theft of almost 190
thousand dollars in property and a carnal knowledge charge
against a 32 year old Honduran national resulting from a
report by a 14 year old girl, the police blotter this week was
relatively "calm" as it relates to SERIOUS crimes.
We trust that by providing a little more information than that
which is contained in routine police press reports, those with
intent to commit senseless crimes would come to the
realization that when the proverbial S _ T hits the fan,
their "BEST FRIENDS" who are in their company when the
crime is committed are instantly transformed into their
WORSE ENEMIES as the investigation unfolds and the
recording of statements commences. In these instances,
without failure, it's every man for himself as each goes to any
length to protect their skin as they scramble to avoid arrest,
charge, incarceration and negative publicity.
We continue to maintain that the excessive consumption of
alcoholic beverages is at the very center of violent crimes in
the nation. We commend the police for clamping down on
those establishments that are in continuous violation of the
Intoxicating Liquor Licensing especially as it pertains to
opening beyond closing time. We note with interest however,
that the maximum fine prescribed by law for this offence is a
measly 100 dollars. Imagine, a 100 dollar fine for an
infraction which could result in the loss of human life.
On the flip side, as can be noted, on page 5 of this edition of
the newspaper, an infraction of the new PUC Act, as it
pertains to telecommunication providers not licensed to
provide telecommunication services in Belize, is a whopping
half a million dollars.
In terms of miniscule fines, the same applies for the illegal
sale of lottery which deprives government of millions of
dollars in annual revenues. We are however, prepared to bet
our last dollar, that with the coming on stream of the private
management of the national boledo and lottery, the pertinent
legislation will be revised and penalties for violating the new
sets of lottery laws will be multiplied by ten if not hundred
Why then is the same level
of importance not afforded ST A R
to the protection of life Newspaper
and property? Must it come
to the point where, like "The Newspaper that cares and
telecommunication and dares to bring out the truth"
telecommunication and
lottery, this sacred responsi- 42A Western Highway,
bility of the state must end up Santa Elena, Cayo,
under private management Belize, Central America
before someone somewhere Publisher: Alberto August
begins to recognize the need Editor: Nyani Azueta-August
Circulation: Errol Gonzalez
for serious revision of these Circulation: Errol Gonzalez
fines and to bring them in par belizenews.com/thestar
with the crime? star.belizeanlife.com
In these days, where the starnewspaper@gmail.com
issue of crime comes second Tel: 626-8822 or 626- 3788


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only to the state of the national economy, the system is still
charging $5.00 as the cost of court. The time has long past for
the cost not only to be increased but also for it to be paid
forthwith before the convict is released from custody. As in
the majority of instances those who are ordered to pay this
fine and given a time to pay it, never make good on the court
order and so the cycle of criminal behavior continues.
On a final note, we have always maintained that STAR
Readers are intelligent people with total capacity to pick sense
out of nonsense and as such we endeavor our utmost best to
provide the catalyst for discussion. Classic examples this week
are articles by Joe Awe and Dr. Robert Bennett on pages 11
and 12 as well as Sharon Matola's letter to the editor on page
4 and BECOL's full page ad on page 16. We are confident
that STAR Readers are fully capable of harnessing the
information and drawing their own conclusions.


him so long, over 4 months, to
report the matter?
In the second case, Gerhard
Max Holscher, 65, refrigeration
technician, currently residing in
Louisiana, California, reported
that about 2 years ago he shipped
a 40 foot loaded container from
California to Belize by sea.
The container remained on the
compound at Casa Maya Resort
until March 2008 when it was
moved to Chuc's Service Station
in San Ignacio Town where it
was reportedly entered into and
its contents removed.
The list of missing items
is said to include a freezer, and
other electrical appliances along
with a wide assortment of
electrical and mechanical tools
and supplies with an estimated
value of 79 thousand, 570 U.S.
In a statement to the police,
Holscher informed that he

received a report about the
container being burglarized and
when he visited the location, he
found it emptied of its contents.
Since there was no sign of forced
entry, he suspects that the same
Lee Paden, (originally from
Austin, Texas, USA), caretaker
at Casa Maya, might have
gotten possession of the original
key, duplicated it, and used the
duplicate to enter the container
thereby making off with its
While Steins and Holscher are
both requesting court action, San
Ignacio police informed that
they might be faced with
extreme difficulty in questioning
the suspect since, during the
latter part of May 2009, he was
arrested in Belize and handed
over to US law enforcement
officers, as he was found to be a
fugitive of US law and was
wanted in the States on a sexual
offence and other charges.

Sunday, August 9, 2009 STAR Tel:- 626-8822 & 626-3788 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3

Mid-day Robbery Robber KILLED

BELIZE CITY, Monday, 3
August 2009:
It was high noon today, Friday,
July 31, when a robber, fresh out
of jail, was killed on a busy street
in Belize City as he was fleeing
the scene after pulling off a fast
He was picked up off the
ground where he fell and rushed
to the Belize City Hospital but
on arrival he was pronounced
dead from multiple gunshot
wounds to the body.
Police investigations revealed
that at a few minutes after the
noon hour, Egbert Bevans, 27,
was inside a yard with some
friends at #16 Vernon Street
when a male person rode up on
a bicycle. He, dropped the
bicycle, pulled out a gun and
pointed it at Bevan demanding
that he hand over his property,
Bevans complied with the
request and handed over his
jewelry, cellular and cash. With
the property in his possession,
the assailant picked up his
bicycle and rode out of the yard
when Bevans pulled out his
licensed 9 mm pistol and ordered

The Deceased Robber
Roshane Steven
Andrewin, 22
the assailant to return his stolen
The assailant reportedly turned
around and pointed the gun at
Bevans who was apparently
quicker to the draw firing off six
shots at the assailant.
The man and bicycle fell to the
pavement on Vernon street and
within minutes a police mobile
arrived on the scene where they
encountered the injured man,
his bicycle and the unlicensed
pistol he was carrying.
Bevans reportedly turned in

his licensed 9mm pistol to the
police and accompanied them to
the station where he filed a
report on the incident.
When the police arrived at the
emergency unit of the Karl
Heusner Memorial Hospital they
were directed to the the already
pronounced dead body of the
assailant who was identified as
Roshane Steven Andrewin, 22
of #163 Antelope Street on the
Southside of the city.
Police also recovered, from
inside the pocket of the pants he
was wearing, the stolen items
which were identified by Egbert
Bevans to be his property.
The post mortem examination
conducted by Police Pathologist
Dr Mario Estradabran on
Monday, August 3 certified that
Roshane Steven Andrewin's
death was as a result of
"Exanguination due to internal
bleeding as a consequence of
multiple gunshot wounds."
A police case file has since been
prepared and sent to the Office
of the Director of Public Pros-
ecutions for legal determination
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against Egbert Bevans.
The deceased Rushane
Andrewin is no stranger to the
police. It was only 4 months ago
when he and an older brother,
Troy Dawson, were released
from Central Prison after
spending almost two years
behind bar accused of theMay
2007, murder of Meldrick
Flowers. They were freed when
the Prosecution entered a nolle
prossequi because the main
witness could not be found.


"I Am Belize"


The general public is hereby invited to participate in a logo competition for
the "I Am Belize" Campaign. The "I Am Belize" campaign seeks to educate
and sensitize Belizeans on how individual actions impact the country's
image. The competition is geared for amateur artists of all ages and the
logo must adequately reflect the objective of the theme "I Am Belize"

The winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00. All entries must be
submitted to:
Lorraine Herrera
Public Awareness Officer
#64 Regent St., Belize City
Email: lorraine@travelbelize.org




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ED. NOTE: In the below "Readers Interaction, the OUESTIONS
are asked by Mrs. Beth Roberson and the ANSWERS are
provided by Dr. Marvin Manzanero

Dear Editor,
Thank you for the Dengue
article in edition #194 of the
STAR Newspaper.
I would appreciate if you could
clarify a few points, as we hear
conflicting information.
OUESTION: If someone has
one type of Dengue, does it
make him immune from
contracting that same type of
Dengue again? Some say yes,
and some say that you can
contract it a second time and
that that second time, itis much
ANSWER: In dengue there
are basically 4 viral sub-types
but the clinical disease of
dengue is the same. In Belize
there is evidence to suggest
that the 4 subtypes are in fact
present. Initially dengue fever
The CL h ho i Andi-

Dear Editor:
Once again, and with a full
page newspaper broadcast,
BEL/FORTIS is praising itself
for flood control in Cayo.
Everyone should be aware
that, with excessive rainfall,
water pours over the dam,
raging downstream minus any
sediment load.
Naturally -occurring sediments
add a "slow-down" effect to
the oncoming waters. However,
the sediments are held back by
the dam. This information can
be verified by hydrologists.
A flood situation, reflecting
this very situation, occurred in

BY: Cynthia Reece
THURSDAY, August 6, 2009:
Galen University is hosting a
Wildlife Conservation Networking
Conference to strengthen and
enhance the cooperation among the
wildlife conservation organizations
in Belize (Forest Department,
NGOs and other projects).
The conference will run from
Friday, August 14th to Sunday,
August 16th, 2009 at the
University's campus, Central Farm
There will be a variety of
presentations and discussion on
topics, proposed by different
organizations like ACES, The

is caused by a primary ("first
time") infection.
OUESTION: Please answer the
same questions, regarding
Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever
Is there any cross immunity
(having one type rendering the
person some protection from
contracting the other type)?
ANSWER: No, you can get
infected from any of the 4 sub
types and no immunity is
conferred between the
subtypes. Dengue hemor-
rhagic fever usually follows a
secondary infection.
OUESTION: Also, how long is
a person with/that has had
either Dengue type contagious?
ANSWER:Dengue is not con-
tagious per se, it is transmit-
ted by a mosquito bite.
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the Cayo District last October.
Huge financial losses, as well as
property losses, occurred.
To date, there is still no
Emergency Evacualtion Plan in
Deceptive information from
foreign-owned BEL/FORTIS
should not be surprising. After
all, these are the people who
erased the fault line, located
near the construction site of
the Chalillo Dam, from the
geology reports developed
during the planning of the dam.
Sharon Matola,
Belize Zoo & Tropical
Education Center

Belize Zoo, Belize Bird Rescue,
BWB-ASF, CASA, Herpetarium,
FCD, FWC, TIDE, Wildlife Care
Center, Panthera as well as
individual researchers, lodges and
private land owners.
The Forest Department, as the
legal government entity for
the wildlife of Belize, will be
contributing to the presentations
and discussions.
Protected Areas Conservation
Trust (PACT) is supporting the
conference with a Workshop grant.
More information on the
conference can be obtained by,
please click on the following
link: www. alenu.edu.bz/wildlife/


BY. George Gomez,
Belizean Poet
& Play Writer
No one knows who they are or how much the do,
We see them from afar, in their Khaki and Blue,
They wonder on the streets night and day,
Faceless expressions of a civilian once merry I pray,
The work on their faces, determined for a fight,
To capture the bad guys, in surrender, or flight.

A once communal citizen, now a messenger of hope,
Against murderers, burglars, pedophiles and traffickers of dope,
The once joyful clueless Belizean girls or boys,
Now a weapon in a system where guns are no longer toys,
A man or a woman walking the beat,
Protecting the cities, towns and villages with tireless feet,
Some with guns and others with sticks
Many with courage, a prayer and a ton of wit.

The adventurous on bicycles they mount,
Riding the zones searching, on the prowl, on the hunt,
Others in vehicles and motorcycles they parade,
Driving uptown, downtown with colorful lights forming their
And others still remain out of sight, sitting in offices with pen in
Recording statements, and processing those that insist in
breaking the laws of the land.

They live humble lives of quiet despair,
Some with families and children and others just the job to care,
They move back and forth, go here and there,
Busy soldiers following orders that the ordinary would never
An arrest here, a gunshot there, running behind the thief hoping
he's not armed,
Praying for a miracle that no one is injured as he is caught and
the cuffs on is dishonest hands is placed,

Some are young, others are old,
Mestizo, Mayan, Ketchi, Garifuna, and Creole,
A perfect mix of different culture and creed,
Like a big pot of nice Belizean rice, salad, chicken and beans,
Ves! Like the air flowing under the coconut trees, on the islands
on the shores, the Caribbean breeze,
So do the brave men and women circle this blessed land, proud
to be called the Belizean Police.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 STAR Tel:- 626-8822 & 626-3788 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5

More Classroom Space For Southern School

August 3, 2009:
The Social Investment Fund
(SIF) today informed that
ground will soon be broken
on Friday, August 7 for the
construction of three additional
classrooms at Midway Govern-
ment School in theToledo
The project will serve to
reduce the overcrowding at the
school. It will entails the con-
struction of a three classroom
building on top of the existing
ground floor level. The building
housing the three new
classrooms will measure 72 feet
long by 25 1/2 feet wide along
with a 72 feet long by 5 1/2 wide
verandah with two stairways,
one at both ends.
Apart from the necessary
furniture, the classrooms will
be fitted with movable metal
shutters which can be drawn
apart whenever the need for
larger space arises. The
classrooms will also be equipped
with blackboards that will be
attached to the walls.
The implementing agency for

the project is the Social
Investment Fund, a statutory
body under the auspices of
the Ministry of Economic
The project is funded by the
Government of Belize through
loan funding from the Caribbean
Development Bank in the sum
of $175,549.65
Midway Village is situated 22
miles southwest of Punta Gorda
Town in the Toledo District. It
has a population of about 275
persons and was established in
1990 by Maya Qe'qchi farmers
seeking more fertile lands for
farming. The residents are
mainly indigenous Mayas.
The village has grown in
numbers and so has the school
The 116 students and 5
teachers are presently congested
in small spaces due to
overcrowding and limited space.
The project will therefore
provide much needed upgrade to
the classroom space at the
school. It will improve the
teaching and learning environ-
ment for both teachers and

The additional new classroom
space will allow the school to
install a computer lab. The new
building will also serve as a
hurricane shelter.
Guest speaker for the
occasion will be the Hon. Eden
Martinez, Area Representative
for Toledo East / Minister of
Human Development and Social
Addresses will also be
delivered by representatives
from the Ministry of Education,
the Social Investment Fund,
the Midway Village Council,
the Local Alcalde and the
principal of Midway Govern-
ment Primary School.

The SIF is the Government of
Belize's main implementing
agency of projects aimed at
addressing the basic needs of
all Belizeans in an honest and
transparent manner utilizing a
community-based approach.
Established as a statutory body
in 1996, SIF has implemented
427 projects valued at $52.6 M
in the areas of Water and
Sanitation, Health, Economic
Infrastructure, Education, Social
Services, Organizational
Strengthening and Micro-credit.
For further information,
please contact Mr. Mike
Hernandez Jr. J.P., Director of
Public Relations, Social
Investment Fund, Tel: 822-0239
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The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has confirmed that there are businesses and
individuals in western Belize, particularly Benque Viejo del Carmen, who are selling and
purchasing Pre-paid Phone Cards and Wireless Internet Modems provided by Guatemalan
Telecommunication Providers that are not licensed to provide Telecommunication Services in

The PUC hereby advises the general public that such activity is contrary to Section 48 (e) of
the Belize Telecommunications Act, and upon summary conviction, carries a fine of up to Five
Hundred Thousand Dollars (5500,000.00) or imprisonment of up to Five (5) years, or to both
such fine and imprisonment.

In addition, this illegal activity negatively impacts the Telecommunications Industry, the
Economy and the National Security of Belize.

At present the PUC is communicating with its Guatemalan counterpart, Superintendencia de
Telecomunicaciones de Guatemala (SIT), to resolve this issue.

The PUC has an obligation to protect the interests of licensed Telecommunication Service
Providers in Belize and will make every effort to enforce te Belize Telecommunications Act.

The PUC therefore strongly advises all businesses and individuals involved in the selling and
purchasing of Pre-Paid Phone Cards and Wireless Internet Modems provided by Guatemalan
Telecommunication Providers to immediately cease from carrying out such illegal activities.

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Despite Threats Of Rain Belmopan Day Was A Success

By: Oscar Ramjeet
August 3, 2009:
Despite dark clouds indicating
signs of rain, a large crowd
crowd turned out on Saturday
at the Governor General Field
for the Belmopan Day annual
I was impressed with the
programme planned by the
Belmopan City Council under
the leadership of Mayor Simeon
As a new resident of
Belmopan, who has lived in
several countries including
Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago,

Barbados, Montserrat, St.
Vincent and the Grenadines, St.
Thomas, United States Virgin
Islands, Tortola, British Virgin
Islands, Florida, and even
Germany, I was very impressed
with the performance of the
45-member strong Succotz
Marching Band under the
leadership of Francelia Alfaro
in which young girls below the
age of 17 participated. There was
a little one who looks no more
than five.
They displayed their talent
which can match those in the
Caribbean and maybe the wider
Nicasio Peck's performance
on the harp was magnificent and
I have no doubt that his village
of Armenia must be proud of
him. He personally makes his
harp with local material and
designs his own violin and
guitar which make up his
three- piece orchestra.
The New Rebels Band
supplied the Caribbean type
music which had a few swaying

to the rhythm.
Cultural Ambassador Poots
"The Titiman" Flores was in
attendance and he assisted the
organizers which include Events
Co-ordinator, Tricia Pelayo.

The crowd had an opportunity
to look at the wonderful display
by the Belize Archives and
Records Service, and several
commercial houses including
three Banks: Scotia, First
Caribbean, and Atlantic, as well
as Grace Kennedy, Belize
Diesel & Equipment Company,
Caribbean Tyres, and others.
The Red Cross, Girl Guides,
and service clubs, Rotary and
Lions also had booths.
The activities were varied
including a five-a-side football
game, greasy pole, beer drink-
ing contest, a 50-meter sack race
and other activities.
Saturday was celebrated as
the 39th anniversary of the
establishment of Belmopan as
capital of this Central American
Belmopan was dedicated to
the people of Belize in a ground
breaking ceremony on October
9, 1965 by the then Secretary of
State in the British Government,
Anthony Greenwood.

According to a pamphlet issued
by the Archives and Records
Office, the idea for a new
Capital had been discussed
for many years, but it was
Hurricane Hattie that spurred
an urgent decision. Hattie had
destroyed a large part of the

coastal regions in Belize,
causing the death of more
than 250 people. The cost of
the damage was more than
30 million dollars.
NOTE: Oscar Ramjeet is
Belize's new Solicitor General.
He is also a well known
Caribbean journalist

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Vacancy Notice
Electronic Technician
Department of Meteorology
Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of
Electronic Technician in the Department of Meteorology, Ministry of
Natural Resources and the Environment. The qualifications required for
appointment to the post and its associated duties and responsibilities are
incinerated hereunder:-

POSITION: Electronic Technician
OUALIFICATION: Minimum Requirements

1. Bachelor's Degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering/

1. Electrical repairs and maintenance.
2. Computer programming and information technology.
3. Analytical, troubleshooting and diagnostic skills, oral/written
4. Fluency in Spanish would be an asset.
5. Valid Driver's License

1. Review, recommend and install equipment to be utilized within the
Department of Meteorology.
2. Maintain weather radar, rawindsonde station, telecommunication
equipment, standby generator, meteorological and hydrological
equipment and instruments.
3. Maintain computers and other office equipment.
4. Maintain website.

SALARY: NPS 16 of $25,584 x $1,104 $46,560
AGE: 18 45 years old

Interested persons in possession of the requisite qualifications are to
submit this application to the Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of the Public
Service, Governance Improvement and Elections and Boundaries, Sir Edney
Cain Building, City of Belmopan no later than 15th August, 2009.

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Do The Right Thing Continues Under

Police Commissioner, Crispin Jefferies

Mile 5, Western Highway,
Belize City, Wednesday,
August 5, 2009:
The "Do The Right Thing"
program began three years ago
under former Police Commis-
sioner, Gerald Westby and, true
to his commitment at the time
of taking over command of
the department, the program
continues under Commissioner
Crispin Jefferies.
The third annual Do the Right
Thing award ceremony was held
on Wednesday, August 5,
at the Old Belize Cultural &
Historical Center, Mile 5 on the
Western Highway. The official
ceremony began at 10:30 a.m.
In a brief address, Police
Commissioner Crispin Jefferies
highlighted the importance of
the Do the Right Thing program:
"This program is important
because it links the community
and the police in paying

tribute to positive acts by youth
at a time when there is much
focus on negative events." said
Commissioner Jefferies
Ms. Jesuscita Castellanos,

Ousted Honduran President

Belmopan, Wednesday, August
The Mexican Embassy, Belize
informs that ousted Honduran
President Manuel Zelaya spoke
with Foreign Secretary, Patricia
Espinosa, on Wednesday night
during which he reiterated his
thanks for the kindnesses shown

him during his recent visit to
The release also informs that
President Zelaya assured
Foreign Secretary Espinozathat
statements attributed to him by
the media indicating that he had
supported a former presidential
candidate were false, and that he
denied them completely.

from Mount Carmel High
School in Benque Viejo, was
this year's First Place Awardee.
She gave a compelling and
moving account of how she

Visits Mexico
Foreign Secretary Espinosa
thanked President Zelaya for
the clarification, and repeated
the desire of President Felipe
Calder6n's government for
a rapid solution to the crisis
in Honduras and for the
restoration of democracy and
constitutional order in his

came to be recognized for the
prestigious award.
She said that she was only nine
years of age when her parents
separated, she was made to care
for eleven siblings and so a
formal education was out of
her reach. After having seen
them complete their primary
education. After selflessly
sacrificing her opportunity for
that of her siblings, she enrolled
in Mount Carmel High School
to seek her own chance at a
formal education.
As the Top Awardee, Jesuscita
received a scholarship to pursue
an Associates Degree at the
University of Belize which came
courtesy of the Ministry of
Education. She also received a
lap top computer and a printer.
The second place award, and
an Associates Degree s
cholarship sponsored by the
Belize Natural Energy Limited
went to Jerry Ramirez from
Eden High School, Santa Elena,
The third place award and a
$3,500 scholarship from First
Caribbean Bank went to Yesenia
Mejia from Independence High,
Independence Village in the
Stann Creek District.
Keirah Mclaughlin from
Orange Walk Technical High in
Orange Walk Town came in
fourth thereby laying claim
to an Associates Degree
Scholarship which came courtesy
of St. John's College JC.
Fifth place was awarded to
Mark Anderson, from Sacred
Heart High School, San Ignacio
Town, Cayo. He received a
$1,000.00 cash award from
Atlantic Bank Limited, payable
towards furthering his education
at the 6th Form level.
Special invited guest for
the occasion was the Chief
Executive Officer in the
Ministry of National Security,
Brig. Gen. (R) Lloyd Gillett,
deputizing for the Minister of
National Security Hon. Carlos
Perdomo who, due to other
pressing national commitments,
was unable to attend the
The vote of thanks was
delivered by the Commander,
Community Policing, Assistant
Superintendent of Police
Bartolomew "Bart" Jones who
expressed the Department's
sincere appreciation to the
business community for
generously supporting the
program through the years.


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




It is proposed to cancel the above Land/Lease Certificates after the expiration of twenty-one (21) days from the
appearance of this notice. Any person in possession of the above-mentioned certificates is required to return it to
the Belize Land Registry, Ministry of Natural Resources & the Environment, Belmopan.


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Two men are drinking inside a
bar at the top of the Empire State
One turns to the other and says,
"You know, last week I
discovered that if you jump
from the top of this building, by
the time you fall to the 10th
floor, the wind around the
building is so intense that it
carries you around the building
and back into the window on
the 10th floor."
The bartender just shakes his
head in disapproval while
wiping the bar.
The second guy says, "What
are you a nut? There is no way
in hell that could happen."
"No, it's true," said the first
man, "let me prove it to you. "
He gets up from the bar, jumps
over the balcony, and is falling
to the street below. When he
passes the 10th floor, the high
wind whips him around the
building and back into the 10th

floor window and he takes the
elevator back up to the bar.
He met the second man, who
looked quite astonished. "You
know, I saw that with my own
eyes, but that must have been
a one time fluke."
"No, I'll prove it again," says
the first man as he jumps. Again
just as he is hurling toward the
street, the 10th floor wind
gently carries him around the
building and into the window.
Once upstairs he urges the
other drinker to try it. "Well,
what the hell," the second guy
says, "it works, I'll try it!"
He jumps over the balcony
plunges downward, passes
thel2th, 11th, 10th, 9th, 8th
floors ...and hits the sidewalk
with a 'splat.'
Back upstairs the Bartender
turns to the other drinker,
saying "You know, Superman,
you're a real weird guy when
you're drunk."

heaven and a voice booms out:
"No, you are NOT screwed.
Pick up that stone at your feet
and bash in the head of the
chief standing in front of
So the explorer picks up the
stone and bashed the living heck
It's like Music To The
Henry Jones goes the Office
of the Prime Minister and says:
"I want to speak to Prime
Minister Musa."
The receptionist replies, "I'm
sorry but Mr. Musa is no longer
the Prime Minister of Belize."
The next day he visits
again and asks the very same
The receptionist replies, "Sir,
I told you yesterday, Mr. Musa
is no longer the Prime
Minister of Belize.

out of the chief.
As he stands above the lifeless
body, breathing heavily and
surrounded by 100 natives with
a look of shock on their faces,
Gods voice booms out again:
"Okay .... NOW you're
Ears of Henry Jones
The next day Jones visits again
and asks to speak to Prime
Minister Musa.
By this time the receptionist is
getting a little annoyed and says,
"I keep telling you Sir, Said
Musa is no longer the Prime
Minister of Belize. Why do you
keep coming here asking the
same question?"
Jones replies, "It's because I
just love hearing the sound of
those words. It's like music to
my ears."

Misunderstanding the Message

An explorer, in the deepest
Amazon Jungle, suddenly finds
himself surrounded by a
bloodthirsty group of natives.

Upon surveying the situation, he
wispers to himself "Oh God,
I'm screwed!!!!!."
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In accordance with Section 13 of the Registered Land Act Chapter 194,
Revised Edition 2000, 1, PATRICIA ROBATEAU PEREZ, for 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, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 1875

This parcel of land is the subject of an Assent No. 525/2008 dated 13th
February, 2008 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 7 of 2008 at Folios
135-140 in favour of ANTONIO EUSEBIO ORELLANA and LEYLA

This parcel ofland is situated in theRegistration Section, QUEEN SQUARE
WEST, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 437

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 804 of 2004 dated 10th
October, 2004 in favour ofCARMELA REYES.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PORT/
LOYOLAVILLE, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 144

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 62 of 1998 dated 3rd
February, 1998 in favour ofALLAN FELIX.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PORT/
LOYOLAVILLE, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 1940

This parcel of land is the subject of 8 Grant Fiat No. 677 of 2000 dated 30th
July, 2000 in favour of NORMA SIMPSON.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, FORT GEORGE/
PICKSTOCK, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 1102

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 1644/2006 dated
31 st May, 2006 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 21 of 2006 at Folios
1281- 1298 in favour of ALAN BURN.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3679

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 464/2002 dated 14th
June, 2002 in favour of MIGUEL GUERRA.

This parcel ofland is situated in the Registration Section, BELIZE RURAL
NORTH II, Block No. 11 and being Parcel No. 315

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No 1800/96 dated 2nd
August, 1996 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 17 of 1996 at Folios
1363-1374 in favour of ETHEL ELIZABETH MCCULLOCK.


This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN IGNACIO
NORTH, Block No. 23 and being Parcel No. 1614

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 1756 of 2002 dated
21st June, 2002 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 22 of 2002 at Folios
665-670 in favour ofPAMELA SCOTT.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PORT/
LOYOLAVILLE, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 1083

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 2427 of 2006 dated
30th June, 2006 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 31 of 2006 at Folios
509 516 in favour of JIN FENG LEE and CHEN YU MEI.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 701

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 1604 of 1991 dated
2nd September, 1991 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 18 of 1991 at
Folios 257 264 in favour of ROQUE LINO.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 672

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 303 of 1999 dated
25th January, 1999 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 3 of 1999 at Fo-
lios 1123 1128 in favour of ROQUE LINO SR. and ROQUE LINO

This parcel ofland is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 686

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 1659/1997 dated 2nd
July, 1997 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 18 of 1997 at Folios
1050-1057 in favour ofROQUE LINO and VILMA LINO.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 673

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 304 of 1999 dated
25th January, 1999 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 3 of 1999 at
Folios 1129 1134 in favour of ROQUE LINO SR. and RAQUEL

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN IGNACIO
NORTH, Block No. 23 and being Parcel No. 1760

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 506/1986 dated 9th
June, 1986 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 5 of 1986 at Folios
735-740 in favour of JULIA MADRID.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, DANGRIGA
NORTH, Block No. 31 and being Parcel No. 1402.

This parcel of land is the subject of a Deed of Gift No. 63 of 2009 dated 9th
January, 2009 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 1 of 2009 at Folios
1381 1390 in favour of HENRY ANDERSON.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, BURDON
CANAL, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 175

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 1123/2006 dated 3rd
November, 2006 in favour ofALFREDO ALDANA.

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Agree to disagree where there is contention; the
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be a spendthrift. There are a number of temptations
coming your way to make you part with your finances.
Lucky numbers: 02, 31, 67.

TAURUS: April 21 to May 21
Family relationships are well starred. You're also
getting on with people you normally consider to be
either difficult or excitable. This outgoing phase may
not last but it helps you understand people better.
Lucky numbers: 13, 72, 98.

GEMINI: May 22 to June 21
Your outgoing, friendly and fun loving side comes to
the fore. You might circulate amongst friends, online
buddies and colleagues and catch up on all their news.
Lucky numbers: 19, 44, 61.

CANCER: June 22 to July 23
Now and again you feel a little restless. There's a
strong need to get away from it all. By the end of the
week you may feel inclined to book a holiday if you
haven't already done so. Lucky numbers: 20, 42,

LEO: July 24 to August 21
Within your closest relationships, there is a note of
caution which suggests you shouldn't do anything to
rock the love boat. A sudden burst of temper may see
you saying things you don't mean. Lucky numbers:
33, 55,80.

VIRGO: August 22 to September 21
Persevere no matter what your problems. Mix with
positive people and watch for opportunities that might
help you get ahead. Intuitive knowledge helps you
know when to make your move. Lucky numbers:
17, 41, 78.

LIBRA: September 22 to October 23
Expect good things to happen to you and you will
attract good fortune your way. Luck is just around the
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excitement these days. Respond quickly to a sudden
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you've already got the job. You'll feel less nervous
and will perform better by believing in yourself.
Lucky numbers: 08, 46, 85.

SAGITTARIUS: November 22
to December 21
You could do with a holiday. If you can't get away,
you might enjoy taking journeys of the mind. Your
imagination will be working overtime. Study and
philosophical subjects are a main attraction. Lucky
numbers: 12, 37, 91.

CAPRICORN: December 22 to
January 20
Be imaginative. Look for ways to bring more
creativity to your working and family life. Messages
and new information hold clues about new future
possibilities. Lucky numbers: 10, 58, 82.

AOUARIUS:January 21 to February 19
An official or senior colleague might change their
mind about an issue already agreed on. Since this dif-
ferent approach will work in your favour, you will
have nothing to complain about. Lucky Numbers:
07, 50,94.

PISCES: February 20 to March 21
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and supportive. Someone is more revealing than
they ever have been before and this could take
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,Se. Senate tn iual Citizeni hip Jaqea ont



BY: JoeAwe, San Ignacio
A people's constitution is the
most sacred law that any
country can produce to benefit all
peoples alive today and those that
will be born in the future.
No person, no group, powerful
or weak, should have the power
enough to tamper with or change
the constitution if that change will
not be made for the alleviation of
situations or systems that are
detrimental to a better life and the
pursuit of happiness, which
should benefit all Belizeans today
and in the future.
To attempt to tamper with this
great contract for some temporary
"bind" or, to amend this contract
even when there is still the
possibility to remedy what a
government believes to be no
other alternative within the limits
of the greater country, is
undoubtedly not acceptable for
and on behalf of every citizen here
today or those yet unborn.
A forum is being held
throughout the country a

consultation where the
government is listening to ideas
about their intent to amend the
constitution of Belize.
The proposed amendment that
is highlighted in this writing is the
Dual Citizenship participants in
the House of Representatives
(HOR). It is to my belief that
perhaps the two larger political
parties should amend their own
constitutions before even
thinking about touching the
"People's contract".
What this particular
amendment is suggesting is that

BY- Robert E. Bennett, PhD,
Los Angeles California
I hasten to write concerning
the proposed change in the
Belizean Constitution to allow
Belizeans with Dual Citizen-
ship to run for public office
and the right to VOTE in
Belize using a similar system
used by other countries in the
I think this is a long overdue
aspiration of Belizeans living
abroad to re-establish their
rightful claim to become home
men and home women of Belize!
It is in keeping with economic,
cultural, historical, educational
as well as social best interest of
our homeland Belize!
Let us examine the economic
interest of Belize:
Belizeans abroad have
contributed through financial
remittances to their root families
countless millions of dollars to
the revenue of Belize not to
mention also for decades
contributed to the welfare

of Belize millions of barrels
of clothing, food medicine
including psychotropic prescrip-
tion drugs, financing costs of
building of homes, clinics,
schools, scholarships, churches,
books, musical instruments,
seeds, water system, technical
skills, training Belizeans for
service in Belize in Dialysis,
Cancer Care at home and
abroad, Educational Confer-
ences, Medical Equipment,
Adoptions (Home Study), Cruise
Line promotion, just to mention
a few.
Belizeans abroad have also
contributed to the social
institutions in Belize. They
pioneered the development of
Local Government throughout
Belize by organizing Village
Councils throughout Belize
fostering the "Making of the
New Belize." They assisted
in the development of the
Disability Act empowerment
among the blind, the aged, the
Pleas Turn ToPa-.e._2$,1

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there is no "single citizenship"
Belizean in this country that have
the necessary training and
capacity to sit and excel in the
HOR today with the necessary
requisite expertise. The people
the political parties give us to vote
for during the political season,
and in this instance today, proves
that there is dire need to improve
their constitutions. This is poor
planning and organizing at the
party level and democracy is not
to be blamed!
We love our Belizean country-
men that live throughout the
world too. In fact, some of us
actually have families that are
citizens in other countries all over
the world, but, the CONSTITU-
TION of Belize states that they
cannot serve in the HOR if they
hold a second citizenship from
another country. (Can we
possibly understand the argument
that may have taken place in this
instance by the original writers of
the Constitution to make
certain this was withheld?) There
is nothing wrong with our
Belizean constitution presently
that needs amending. There is
something wrong with the
political parties own
constitutions. They need to
review and amend their
constitutions to the tune of
Ensuring that the people
participating as candidates on
their party tickets, meet
particular education levels that
will make them fit to serve in any
particular area of government -
there should be no more: "well he
or she (minister) only has a high
school diploma so let's blame the
opposition because the minister
couldn't understand" the
people always lose in cases like
these; or worst, let's amend the
constitution to "save face"
*Community standing what
have they ever done for their own
communities? Not only when they
are in government, but especially
when they are not in political
office. (We charge them to
participate wholesomely in
community development and
some/many have never done
anything of relevance for their
*Participation in a party's
candidate slate is not only ajob -
one has to, as in teaching, love
what one does and can actually
DO something (in the ministry for
which they are responsible), or it
is bound to fail
Whenever a party decides for a

person to run in a constituency
representing their team, the party
should be well aware of these
people's capabilities (aside from
being popular and could
possibly win the seat). Can
the person represent the
constituency well enough to be
the voice of the ordinary
citizen, who otherwise would be
voiceless and not just seated in the
HOR to throw jeers at opposition
members? Is the person in good
standing with voters in the
constituency or in the country?
Has that person been active in
the community making positive
change/development even when
in opposition?
A constitutional amendment
such as this one is asking the
people of Belize to take one for
the political parties (Parties, be-
cause if this should pass which
we certainly hope it won't- all
political parties will have the
same option!).
This is unacceptable! To repeat,
these parties need to amend their
own constitutions in order to
bring into the political fold, only
the best people that can represent
them and the people of Belize.
Now, if this amendment was one
that would alleviate the dread of
poverty on 33.5% of our popula-
tion and would take the high
school attendance and success rate
past 70% or reviewing the
damning reality that more than
70% of our country's wealthiest
coastal real estate is in foreign
hands (not born and grown
Belizean) now these are some
extremely important issues
requiring constitutional, lega,
systemic and "cultural" revision
to champion the causes of the
inequalities plaguing our country
Opposing this particular
amendment to the Constitution, is
not being anti- government but
rather being pro constitution. It is
what being Belizean is all about.
Should this country collapse, the
majority of us have nowhere else
to go. We will fight with
vigor and without shame. There
is a law in Economics: Opportu-
nity Cost simplified it suggest
that whenever one thing is cho-
sen over another, the cost of what
you choose is the other thing you
didn't. So, which true Belizean
with dual citizenship that would
want to become a member of the
HOR, would think that the other
citizenship they have is too high
a cost to pay to serve this
country that they so love? Can that
true Belizean please stand up.

. .- - M

special needs children. Even
participation and support in the
recent Gold Medal performance
of special needs Belizean
children in the World Games in
China and the Central American
They have also contributed in
the development and support of
Sports such as; canoe racing,
cycling, basketball, track and
field, and indeed the Northern
District League was sponsored
by Belizeans living abroad.
On the Cultural level,
Belizeans abroad have formed
the bridge that links those at
home with those abroad by
facilitating the unification and
reintegration of families through
legalized adoption proceeding
between roots Belize and those
living in the Diaspora.
In music and song, in
Literature and folktales,
Belizeans abroad have danced
and wove a tapestry of Belizean
Ambassadorship and friendship
that has propelled Belize into the
world stage which now demands
that true recognition be granted
to all Belizeans at home and
We can no longer remain
"HALF CITIZENS" in which
we pay taxes, support the
government, law abiding sons
and daughters of Belize, free to
be governed under a Governor
who himself once declared "I
will be Governor of All Belize,
not only in Belize, but wherever
a Belizean lives, be it
On the Historical interests,
suffice it to say, May I remind
you that "SHOULDER TO
SHOULDER" we stood on the
10th day of September 1798 to
drive back the TYRANT?"
Surely, we are no lesser breed
to claim the full rights of
Citizenship "Shoulder to
On the educational interests,
we now have thousands of well
trained Belizeans in all the

Sciences who are yearning to
give back to the homeland the
gift that we received from our
training abroad. We can not
sincerely give back if this right
of full citizenship which seeks
not to disenfranchise us, but to
grant us equal rights under the
amended Constitution of Belize.
I started this letter with the
intent to be brief, but I thought I
had better let it all hang out on a
matter that have been dear to my
Belizeans! Be Inclusive and
Prosper! Be Exclusive at the
peril of losing human resources!
Let us count all our blessings and
use all of our resources.
Grant the right to run for
Political Office and to VOTE as
1. Belizeans who have acquired
2. Belizeans who were born in
a foreign country of Belizean
parentage and acquire Belizean
citizenship through birth;
3. Belizeans who were born in
a foreign country and acquire
Belizean Citizenship through
Grant Belizeans possessing
Dual Citizenship the Constitu-
tional Right to Run for Public
Office and to VOTE in Belize!
Respectfully Submitted,
Robert E. Bennett PhD, JP,
Chairman, Belize Alliance of Social
Serivces Inc
Past President, Consortium for
Belizean Development Inc
Member, Consortium for Belizean
Development Inc
Member, Belizean Hertiage
Ex-Chief, Social Development
Counterpart to Housing
International Cooperation
Administration (ICD formerly LCA)
Past President, Belize Council of
Voluntary Organizations Social
Services (CVSS)
Member, Belize National Scout
Member, Belize Boys Brigade, Wesley
Methodist Church
323 932 0201 Office
323 932 8144 FAX

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for the rehabilitation of the following three feeder/sugar
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the European Union:

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Reporting On The Weekend Warriors

Series Cycling Team Time Trias

Photo (L to R standing): Geoffrey Waight, Philip Burns, George
Thompson, Antonio Tzuleta, (front): Elston Bennett

Sunday, August 2, 2009:
The weather was not very
conducive to riding, much less
a time trial.
Despite the poor weather
conditions, all eight teams were
ready at the starting line on
the Western Highway at it's
junction with George Price
Boulevard, near the Hector D.
Silva Airstrip on the outskirts

of Belmopan, with destination
to the finish line, 18 miles away,
at the junction of the Western
Highway with the road leading
to the village of La Democracia.
The rules were pre-
established: a) each team with a
maximum of six riders and
b) at least four must finish within
the time allocated which was
marked when the fourth rider
passes the finish line.
Of the eight teams
participating in the race, two
were registered by Shell/M & M
The starting order was also
(1) Team Pediatrics
(2) Team Shell/M & M
Engineering B
(3) Team Fabrigas
(4) Team Shell/M & M
Engineering A
(5) Princess Team L.A
(6) Team Clean Master
(7) Ladyville Cycling Club,
(8) Original Trucker's Posse.
Not a very promising day for
Team Clean Master being one of
the dominant teams in the
Weekend Warriors series having
already won two first place
Two of Team Clean Master's
ace riders, Jose Moguel and Dr.
Ramon Figueroa, were not in
the starting lineup as they were
out of the country.
It would be up to the six
members, Philip Burns,

Geoffrey Waight, Ryan
Garbutt, George Thompson,
Elston Bennett and Antonio
Tzuleta to defend the pride
and reputation of Team Clean
Here goes Team Clean Master,
sixth in the line-up, racing
against time and under very
difficult weather conditions.
It's raining, the road is slippery
and the team is handicapped, but
the riders are ready to give it
their all.
On the outskirts of Cotton Tree
Village, a member of the team,
George Thompson, is dropped.
Approaching St. Matthew's
Village a second member of
the team, Elston Bennett, is
dropped with the pace moving
hard at around 28 miles per
With two riders out, the team
is left with only four riders all
of whom MUST finish together.
At around mile 36 another
rider cracks, this time it's Ryan
Garbutt. The team must slow
down because they cannot
afford to lose him as they
cannot complete the race with
only three riders. The team slows
it's pace to around 19 miles per
hour to enable Garbutt time to
recover and get back into action.
Garbutt recovers beautifully
and with a few miles to the
finish line the team once again
picks up the pace and pushes

with all its might.
As the finish line appears in
sight, it's a fast ride for Team
Clean Master as they each cross
the finish line and await the
final tally and the other two
teams to come in.
Then comes the results and the
announcement of the official
times....Team Fabrigas is
the winner....by SEVEN
SECONDS over Team Clean
Congratulations to the winners
and congratulations to the
members of Clean Master Team
as they gave everything they had
and came so close to capturing
the first place!
Team Fabrigas wins with an
average speed of 24.29 miles per
hour, Team Clean Master is
second with an average speed of
24.25 miles per hour, and third
place went to Team Princess L.A
with an average speed of 23.7
miles per hour.
Special thanks to all the teams,
riders and organizers that
showed up.
Clean Master Team extends a
BIG thank you to its sponsors:
Clean Master Ltd. (major
sponsor), Yute Expedition, San
Ignacio Resort Hotel, Belize
Bank Ltd. and Gretel's Beauty
Care & Day Spa.
The final race of the series is
scheduled to be held on Sunday
August 16. It begins from in
front of Loma Luz Hospital on
the Western Highway traveling
all the way to the village of
Armenia on the Hummingbird

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Spanish Lookout Community Lending A

helping HiandTo Cornerstone Foundation




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Cornerstone's Mazda, 4 wheel drive, double cab, pickup truck

Wednesday, August 5, 2009:
Members of the Board of
Directors of Cornerstone
Foundation along with some
members of staff and volunteers
today travelled to the Mennonite
community of Spanish Lookout
where they took possession of a
Mazda, 4 wheel drive, double
cab, pickup truck the acquisition
of which was facilitated by some
generous members of the
Spanish Lookout Community.
Although it is a previously
owned vehicle, the truck is said
to be in optimum working
condition. It was made available
to Cornerstone Foundation at a
minimum cost.
In taking possession the
vehicle, officials from the
Foundation informed that it will
go a long ways in assisting
with the Feeding and Natural

Healing Programs as well
as providing much needed
transportation for staff and
volunteers as they embark
on the various other community
oriented programs and events
undertaken by the Foundation.
In accepting the keys for
the vehicle, Board Members,
Christina Velasquez and Floyd
Lemus thanked representatives
from the Spanish Lookout
Community for their quick
response in assisting with the
transportation needs expressed
by the Foundation
A release from Cornerstone
Foundation informs that the
"Foundation continues to
thank the Mennonite Commu-
nity and all who have, and
continue to assist us in any
form such as kind, deed,
clothing, food, volunteering
and cash. God Bless!"

Cornerstone Foundation Director, Christina Velasquez
(4th from left) presenting Certificate of Appreciation to a
Representative from the Spanish Lookout Community


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SOUTH, Block No. 31 and being Parcel No. 2555

This parcel of land is the subject of an Assent No. 2348/2002 dated 15th
August, 2002 and recorded in deeds book Volume 28 of 2002 at folios
561-564 in favour of JAMES MEJIA.

This parcel of landis situated inthe Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 3722

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 269/1993 dated 14th
May, 1993 in favour of ERNESTO CRUZ.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, SAN IGNACIO
NORTH, BlockNo. 23 and being Parcel No. 2029.

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 3022/1997 dated
4th November, 1997 and recorded in Deeds BookVolume 33 of 1997 at
Folios 245-250 in favour of MARIAAZUCENAJUAN DE MAHMUD.

This parcel of land is situated inthe Registration Section, ORANGE WALK
TOWN, Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 2870.

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 924/2007 dated 7th
December, 2007 in favour of MARTHA MARIN.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, PORT/
LOYOLAVILLE, BlockNo. 45 and being Parcel No. 1471.

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 2506/2008 dated
25th July, 2008 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 30 of 2008 at Folios
411-420 in favour of VLAD CUTLER and JOHN ESTEPHAN.

This parcel of land is situated inthe Registration Section, TRIAL FARM,
Block No. 4 and being Parcel No. 413.

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 722/2002 dated 14th
September. 2002 in favour of IDALIA ARGENTINA AMAYA

This parcel of land is situated inthe Registration Section, ST. MARTIN
DE PORRES WEST, Block No. 45 and being Parcel No. 1185.

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 148/2000 dated 19th
March, 2000 in favour ofWALLACE MEIGHAN.

This parcel of land is situated in the Registration Section, BIG FALLS/
GOLDEN STREAM, Block No. 42 and being Parcel No. 260.

This parcel of land is the subject of a Grant Fiat No. 28/1992 dated 16th
January, 1992 in favour of JOSEPHINE BORLAND SUPAUL and
STEPHENE SUPAUL (Administratrices of the Estate of Wallace
Supaul) (Deceased).

This parcel of land is situated inthe Registration Section, DANGRIGA
SOUTH, BlockNo. 31 and being Parcel No. 2542.

This parcel of land is the subject of a Conveyance No. 2191/2006 dated
24th July, 2006 and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 28 of 2006 at Folios
605-618 in favour of SIMEON ANTHONY JOSEPH.

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August 2009

Benl E occS e Company d.

Chalillo Hydroelectric Facility

Averts Major Flood Event

I Chalillo Hydroelectric acility

The Meteorological Office
has confirmed that between
July 24 and 26, 2009,
approximately 6 inches of
rain fell over the Cayo District.

During this same period water
levels in the Chalillo reservoir
rose almost 20 feet.

If the Chalillo Facility was
not in place, San Ignacio
Town and other downstream
communities would have
experienced a major flood

San Ignacio Market under water in
October 2008. Without Cholillo, flood
waters would have reached levels
similar to the 1995 flood. In 1995 a
portion of Bums Avenue in San Ignacio
was inundated.

San Ignacio wooden bridge under water

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