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Says Jose Guerra
SANTA ELENA TOWN, Benque Viejo Town, Cayo. On
Cayo, Wednesday, August 12, July 21, 2009 at around 5:00
2009: p.m., my services was requested
Jose Guerra states: "I am a to transport two male persons
Belizean taxi driver living in from Benque Viejo to San
Belize's New Integrity Commission


Ignacio town. I picked them up
near the Woodland Resort in
Benque. I also picked up two
female passengers in Benque
Viejo Town. One of them was
traveling to the village of San
Jose Succotz and the other was
heading to San Ignacio, the
two male persons and one of


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the females sat in the back seat
of the car.
I dropped off the first female
passenger in Succotz and
requested for the other female
to take up th efront seat vacated
by the first passenger in order
to make the ride to San Ignacio


Five of the seven members of Belize's new Integrity
Commission: (L-R) Chairman: Mr. Bernard Q Pitts
Commissioners: Ms. Armead Gabourel, Mr. Dean Lindo
QC, Mrs. Maria Fernandez Stuart and Mr. George Swift
BELMOPAN CITY, Cayo, Integrity Commission was hel
Tuesday, August 11, 2009: on Tuesday, August Hat th
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Dishonesty In The Handling Of Fuel
We take time out this week to congratulate the Mayor
of Benque Viejo Town, His Worship Nicholas Ruiz for
taking swift and decisive action against an employee of the
Council who was found to be engaged in dishonest fuel
transactions at the expense of the council and taxpayers of the
municipality, by extension.
The main factor fostering the perpetuation of dishonesty
in any organization is when the person at the helm likewise
engages in dishonesty and therefore lacks the moral fiber to
take corrective action due to the risk of being exposed.
When the "boss" is stealing, everybody steals, and
corruption flourishes while, in the public sector, the masses
perish with increased taxation to satisfy the greed of the
dishonest as the provision of essential goods and services to
the wider community is severely curtailed.
It is no secret that the dishonest handling of fuel is a major
cancer affecting MANY government Departments and
Ministries. It is also widespread within the private sector.
However, unlike Mayor Ruiz many of these Heads of
Departments and Managers have their hands so deep inside
the cookie jar that they become impotent in taking corrective
action to stem the cancer.
We would therefore be remiss if we did not take time out


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closely related to a serving member of that western Town
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We likewise take this opportunity to inform STAR
Readers and Advertisers that we will be proceeding on 14
days vacation for much needed rest and relaxation.
We will be returning on August 31. The next edition of
the STAR Newspapers will be distributed on September 4.


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New Vehicle
SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo
Thursday, August 13, 2009:
San Ignacio Police now have
a new addition to their fleet of
vehicles.
A new, black, 2009 Toytoa |
Hilux, double cab, four wheel,
standard transmission pickup
truck today made its grand
entrance into town.
The new vehicle, one of five
recent additions to the national
fleet, was purchased from
Belize Diesel and Equipment


For San Ignacio Police

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Company.
Four of the vehicles were Sr. Supt. Paul Wa
purchased by the Government of Limited.
Belize and the fifth was donated In addition to the on
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Mexico bonates


BELMOPAN CITY, Cayo,
Wednesday, August 12, 2009:
More than 1,000 books were
today donated by the Mexican
government to schools in Belize.
Twenty primary schools in the
Corozal District will each
receive a complete set of more
than 50 books.
The collection, all in Spanish,
covers subect areas such


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as Mathematics, Geography,
Natural Sciences, History and
Spanish.
A release from the Mexican
Embassy informs that the aim of
the Mexican government is to
provide students and teachers
with support material that can
contribute to their performance,
and which can be used as tools
for those students who wish to


with the new Toyota Hilux
two were dispatched to Belize
City's Eastern Division, and the
other two are for use in the

re Books
develop their skills in the
Spanish language.
For many years, the Mexicvan
government has been donating
book to Belizean schools
through the Free Text Books
National Commission of Mexico
(Conaliteg) geared towards
increasing cooperation in
education and culture between
both countries.


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Officer Commanding Cayo
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Justice Denys Barrow Appointed To Belize's Court Of Appeal

The Court Is Now 50% Staffed By Belizean Lawyers


Governor General Sir Colville Young (R) was the first to congratulate Belize's new
Judge of the Court of Appeal, The Honorable Justice Denys Barrow (L), brother of
the Hon. Prime Minister Dean Barrow


During his long legal career,
The Honorable Justice Denys
Barrow has held several judicial
appointments.
Between 2000 and 2005 he has
acted as a High Court Judge in
St. Lucia, Grenada and the
British Virgin Islands. He was
also appointed as an acting
Judge of Supreme Court of
Belize in 2004. More recently,
he was a Justice of Appeal of
the Eastern Caribbean Supreme
Court from 2005 to 2008.
As is required by the
Constitution of Belize, Justice
Barrow's appointment as a
Judge of Belize's Court of
Appeal was approved by the
Senate at a special sitting held
on Thursday, August 6 2009.
The Honorable Justice Denys
Barrow will be taking over from
Justice Boyd Carey who will be
retiring in October of this year
with the coming to an end of this
year's session of the Court of
Appeal.
The other three serving
Judges of the Court of Appeal


BELIZE HOUSE, Belmopan,
August 10, 2009.
The Government Press Office
informed that Mr. Denys
Barrow SC was today formally
appointed as a Resident Judge of
the Belize Court of Appeal.
The 10:30 a.m swearing in
ceremony by the Governor-
General Sir Colville Young, was
held at the Belize House in
Belmopan in the presence of the
Honorable Prime Minister,
Dean Barrow, and other
members of Justice Barrow's
immediate family.
The Honorable Justice Denys
Barrow possesses a vast and
varied experience in the field of
law. He was called to the Belize
Bar in 1977 after qualifying
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investigating the reported raping
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SSunday, August 16, 2009


New Leaders Receive Certificate & Pin IIEliI


GEORGE PRICE CENTER
Belmopan City, Cayo, Friday,
August 7, 2009:
After undergoing two days of
Leadership Training conducted
on April 25 & 26, 2009, the
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
was issued to the participants
during an official ceremony
held on Friday, August 7, at the
George Price Center For Peace
in Belmopan where course
participants each received
certificates of achievement and
a pin.
Immediately after the official
ceremony, the awardees and
invited guests were hosted for
cocktail at the Belmopan
residence of the British High
Commissioner.
The list of dignitaries in
attendance included the
Governor General of Belize, Sir
Colville Young and Lady
Young; Attorney General and
Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Foreign Trade, Hon. Wilfred
"Sedi" Elrington; Youth &
Sports Minister, Hon. Elvin
Penner; Belmopan's Mayor
Simeon Lopez, University of
Belize President, Dr. Santos
Mahung; Belize Telemedia
Limited's Chief Executive
Officer, Dean Boyce among
others.
Included in the list of recipients
of the award were:
Superintendent of Police
Dezerie Phillips, Scout
Commander, Nephatli Palma;
Community Policing Officer,
Constable #140 Joshua
Mckoy, Edgar Oroman, Linda
Garcia, Maritza Ruiz, Cynthia
Ellis and others.
Participants are allowed to set
their own goals, and record their
own progress. The only person
they compete against is
themselves, by challenging their
own beliefs about what they can
achieve. They discover what
they are made of. They make an
impact on their community. They
develop a set of life skills and
most of all, they have fun!
The International Award was
founded by HRH (His Royal
Highness) The Duke of
Edinburgh, in 1956, in conjunc-
tion with Kurt Hahn, the
German educationalist. Both
were concerned that young
people's development was
lacking in certain key areas, and
they resolved to create a


Edgar Oroman receiving certificate from the Governor
General of Belize, Sir Colville Young (AMS Photo)
programme that would be a Edinburgh to chair a committee
"do-it-yourself kit in the art of to oversee the programme's
civilised living", development. It was this
Hahn persuaded The Duke of committee that decided the


HRH (His Royal Highness)
The Duke of Edinburgh,
Prince Phillip
Award should adopt the
principle of no competition and
no membership requirements. In
addition, it would respond to
Hahn's concern about the decline
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Activities Of Benque Viejo Police Cadets
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Benque Viejo's Community Policing Officer, Constable #140 Joshua McKoy (far left), Woman Constable
#431Teresita Higinio (left of PC Mckoy)- the 29 Cadets and Constable #22 Bernard Villanueva (far right)


The three weeks summer
program for Benque Viejo
Police Cadets began on Tuesday,
July 7 in Benque Viejo Town.
In an effort to increase the
intensity of the program,
organizers are, this year,
teaming up with several local


of compassion, skills, physical
fitness and initiative in young
people.
The new programme took the
name of its founder and leader:
The Duke of Edinburgh's
Award.
It later became known as 'The
International Award for Young
People'outside the UK.
The subsequent spread of the
Award across the globe is
testament to the universal appeal
of the Programme, and the
vision of its founder. However,
even HRH admits that this took


organizations.
This year's program included:
A) ACTING & DRAMA
sessions which were conducted
under the direction of Elodia
Itza and Jose Perez, both
counsellors at Mount Carmel
Primary School.


him by surprise. "When thefirst
trial of the Award was launched
in 1956, no one had any idea
quite what would happen. In
the event it was an instant
success, and the Award has
been growing and expanding
worldwide ever since."
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
has remained committed to the
Award since its birth over fifty
years ago. He continues to
be involved, particularly in
recognizing the achievements of
Award participants and the
adults who support them.


B) SPORTS coordinated
by Eric Manzanero who is a
serving member of the Benque
Viejo Town Council. He was
assisted by Marc Guzman.
C) ARTS & CRAFT, a new
component of the program,
was conducted by the
Coordinator the Benque's
House of Culture, Nalleli
Trujillo.
D) SELF DEFENSE whas
done under the guidance and
supervision of Martial Arts
Instructor Dale Schwerdtfeger.
The General Coordinators of
Summer Program were Benque
Viejo's Community Policing
Officer, Constable #140 Joshua
McKoy and Roberto Itza.
As part of the summer
program, 29 Police Cadets from
Benque Viejo Town also
attended the one-week camping
expedition which was held on
the compound of Big Falls
Roman Catholic Primary School
in the southern village of Big
Falls in the Toledo District.
The cadets were joined by over
500 fellow cadets from all over
the country.
The camping expedition
included entertainment by the
cadets themselves as well as
various presentation by several
organizations.
There were also educational
tours to several local sites of
interest as well as survival
training.
The highlight of the expedition
was the traditional camp fire.
Benque Viejo Cadets were
accompanied on the southern


expedition by Woman Constable
T. Higinio, Constable B.
Villanueva and Constable J.
Mckoy as well as by Abder
Patt, a civilian instructor from
the western village of San Jose
Succotz
One of the goals of the
southern expedition was to
assist the cadets in developing
special life skills and attitudes,
which will help them in
becoming productive and law
abiding citizens.
The Cadets, the Benque Viejo
Community Policing Unit and
indeed the entire western
Sub-Formation, extends a very
special thank you to everyone
who assisted in making possible
the Cadets' attendance to this
year's summer program a
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Sunday, August 16, 2009


New Generations Ministries Reaching

Out To Heart Patients In Belize, C.A.


BY: Dr. Bernard Sapp, New
Generations Ministries,
Dadeville, Alabama, USA:
On Friday, May 22nd 2009,
Belizeans George and Romelia
O'Brien travelled to Dadeville,
Alabama for medical treatment
of George's deteriorating heart
condition.
George and Romelia live in
Santa Elena Town, Cayo, Belize,
a small Central American
country with limited medical
equipment and services to treat
heart patients.
Two weeks prior to their
arrival, they were introduced to
Dr. Bernard and Rev. Carolyn
Sapp from New Generations
Ministries (NGM) while they
were on a mission in Belize.
Dr. Sapp has been actively
involved in missionary work in
that country since 1963 and his
wife since 1987.
During their first meeting
with the O'Brien's Reverend
and Doctor Sapp became
immediately concerned for
George's ailing health. They
made no commitments, but
promised to inquire into the
possibility of medical assistance
when they returned to Alabama.
This was the beginning of a
series of miraculous events.
When the Sapp's returned to
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they utilized their contacts
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who agreed to evaluate and
perform any necessary treatment
for Mr. O'Brien.
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his wife Romelia arrived in
Dadeville. Soon after, they
were joined by their daughter
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Their blessed journey
continued with an appointment
to Dr. Davis. After a
catheterization and a CT scan
were performed it was
determined that Mr. O'Brien
did not require aortic valve
bypass surgery as was diagnosed
in Belize but instead was
immediately admitted to the East


George and Romelia O'Brien, a few days after the surgery
Alabama Medical Center for blood clots in the lungs and


narrowing of his left descending
artery (LAD).
Once there, a team of doctors
and nurses provided medical
care and services over the next
few days. Mr. O'Brien received
treatment for the clots in his
lungs, and a stent was inserted
into his LAD to improve blood
flow. In addition, an MRI
detected four abnormal cervical
discs in his neck area for which
he was treated.
Throughout the entire week of
events, the O'Briens continued
to receive support prayers from
their host family, the Sapp's
and their brothers and sisters
at New covenant Fellowship
Church.
The O'Briens would like to
take this opportunity to extend
a heart-felt thanks to the
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New Generations Ministries Reaching
Out To Heart Patients In Belize, C.A.


Putting One's Foot In One's Mouth


I ContinuedFro Pag7


It was 5 o'clock last Sunday
morning when a man who
smelled like a distillery and a
cigarette factory stumbled on
board the Novelos Bus for
the return ride home after a
Saturday night on the town.
He slams down on a seat next
to a priest who was heading to
the village to do the 6 o'clock
Sunday morning mass.
The man's shirt was stained,
his face was plastered with red
lipstick, and a half empty bottle
of rum was sticking out of his
torn shirt pocket.
He opened his newspaper and
began reading. After a few
minutes, the haggard looking
manturned to the priest and
Mr. Nice Guy Gets It
Thomas showed up to work
last Monday morning with a
swollen left eye.
"What happened to you?" his
co-workers asked.
"You guys will never believe
this; I got hit in church yester-
day,"
"Hit in church!" exclaimed
his friend. "You will have to
explain that to us."
Thomas began, I was sitting
in church yesterday when the
priest told us to stand for the
Lord's Prayer and this was
when I saw a BIG FAT lady
standing in the row in front of
me with her dress stuck deep
in her butt. Now me being Mr.
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asked, "Say, father, what
causes arthritis?"
"Mister," said the priest "it's
caused by loose living, being
with cheap women, too much
alcohol and cigarettes and
contemptforyour fellow man."
"Well I'll be." said the drunk
as he returned to reading his
newspaper.
The priest, thinking about
what told the man, nudged him
and apologized. "I'm very sorry.
I didn 't mean to come on so
strong. How long did you have
arthritis?"
"I don't have it father"
responded the man. I was just
reading here that the Pope
does."
In Church Two Times
uncomfortable for her, I bent
over and politely pulled it out
for her. Boy that lady got mad.
She turned around and gave
me the hardest blow I have
ever felt.
The following Monday
Thomas showed up for work
with both eyes swollen and his
mouth busted.
"What happened to you this
time?" his friends asked. "And
please don't tell us that it
happened in church again."
"Come guys, gather around
and let me give you the story."
said Thomas. "I went to church
again yesterday and as usual
the priest asked us to stand for
the Lord's Prayer, and there
she was again, the same BIG
FAT lady from last week,
standing directly in front of
me, And again she had her
dress stuck deep in her
butt. This time however, the
gentleman standing next to
me bent over and politely
pulled it out for her. Now
me being Mr. Nice Guy
remembered that she does not
like it out and so I bent over
and politely pushed it back in
for her."


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(L-R) George and Romelia O'Brien along with
Rev. Carolyn Sapp at the East Alabama Medical Center


staff at the Institute for
Advanced Cardiovascular Care
and East Alabama Medical
Center for their dedication and
excellent care and services.
Because of everyone involved,
George's health has improved
significantly and he has since
returned to Belize and is living
a fulfilling life.
The Sapps are currently in
Belize until August 17, and are
looking for a child with a
heart condition take back to the
states for medical attention.
The child should be 10 years or
older with supporting medical
documentation and with a
parent as a travelling companion
The medical teams in the US
are on stand by with medical
equipment to help save a
life.


If you know of a child in need
of medical assistance please let
us here from you: email
Dr. Bernard & Rev Carolyn
Sapp at btscss@bellsouth.net
or call the Mission Office at:
334-787-5977.
Further information on the
program can also be obtained by
getting in contact with Ms.
Yvette Burke at 223-3292 or
via email at: bert@btl.net

Ed Note: For the benefit of
International Readers, the
O 'Obiens are respected members
of the community. They live right
down the Highway from the
STAR Newspaper. They are like
neighbors.
Mr. George Obrien is a retired
Primary School Teacher. We are
happy to know of the successfull
medical procedure.


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WHAT IS ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis is a joint disorder
featuring inflammation. A joint
is an area of the body where two
different bones meet. A joint
functions to move the body parts
connected by its bones.
Arthritis literally means
inflammation of one or more
joints.
Arthritis is frequently
accompanied by joint pain. Joint
pain is referred to as arthralgia.
There are many types
of arthritis (over 100 and
growing).
The types of arthritis range
from those related to wear and
tear of cartilage refered to as
osteoarthritis.
There is the type associated
with inflammation resulting
from an overactive immune
system this is refered to as
rheumatoid arthritis.

WHAT CAUSES
ARTHRITIS?
The causes of arthritis depend
on the form of arthritis. Causes
include injury (leading to
osteoarthritis), metabolic
abnormalities (such as gout and
pseudogout), hereditary factors,
infections, and unclear reasons
(such as rheumatoid arthritis and
systemic lupus erythematosus).
Arthritis is classified as one of
the rheumatic diseases. These
are conditions that are different
individual illnesses, with
differing features, treatments,
complications, and prognoses.
They are similar in that they
have a tendency to affect the
joints, muscles, ligaments,
cartilage and tendons. Many of
them have the potential to affect
other internal body areas.

WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS
OF ARTHRITIS?
Symptoms of arthritis include
pain and limited function of
joints.
Inflammation of the joints
from arthritis is characterized by
joint stiffness, swelling, redness,
and warmth.
Tenderness of the inflamed
joint can be present.
Many of the forms of arthritis,
because they are rheumatic
diseases, can cause symptoms
affecting various organs of the
body that do not directly involve


Arthritis


the joints. Therefore, symptoms
in some patients with certain
forms of arthritis can also
include fever, gland swelling
(lymph node), weight loss,
fatigue, feeling unwell, and even
symptoms from abnormalities
of organs such as the lungs,
heart, or kidneys.

WHO IS AFFECTED BY
ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis sufferers include men
and women, children and adults.
Approximately 350 million
people worldwide have arthritis.
More than half of those with
arthritis are under 65 years of
age.


HOW IS ARTHRITIS
DIAGNOSED, AND WHY
IS A DIAGNOSIS
IMPORTANT?
The first step in the diagnosis
of arthritis is a meeting between


Rheumatoid arthritis
usually affects joints
symmetrically (on both
sides of the body equally),
may initially begin in a
couple of joints only, and
Most frequently attacks
the wrists, hands, elbows,
shoulders, knees and
ankles
the doctor and the patient.
The doctor will review the
history of symptoms, examine
the joints for inflammation
and deformity, as well as aik
questions about or examine
other parts of the body for
inflammation or signs of
diseases that can affect other
body areas. Furthermore, certain
blood, urine, joint fluid, and/or
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Numbers: 10, 31, 67.

TAURUS: April 21 to May 21
Remain alert to subtle changes going on in the home
environment. Key issues are joint finances, a coming
holiday and negotiations with a past partner or old
friend. Lucky Numbers: 06, 23, 91.

GEMINI: May 22 to June 21
This is a great time to make the effort to meet new
Faces and visit favourite places. You need to feel
you're doing something new and different with your
Life now. Interest in finding new ways to make money
is on the rise. Lucky Numbers: 14, 47, 85.

CANCER: June 22 to July 23
It might seem as things are moving too
quickly; there's a danger of missing important details.
Try to keep up with the pace of those around you so
you don't miss out. Lucky Numbers: 18, 27, 95.

LEO: July 24 to August 21
Agree to differ if friends hold opposite views;
why persist in an argument that isn't every going to be
resolved? You'll gain the respect you want through
II letting others see how tolerant and patient you can be.
, Lucky Numbers: 21, 03, 78.

VIRGO: August 22 to September 21
Trust your instincts and this will help you avoid
problematic situations and maximise good opportuni-
ties. If you have a feeling that you'll win a contest,
game or competition, don't let your brain talk you
out of entering. Lucky Numbers: 30, 54, 62.

LIBRA: September 22 to October 23
Never feel you aren't good enough to win or you
don't deserve a little luck. You might start to steer
yourself towards new and exciting directions through
taking note of the opportunities now around you.
Lucky Number: 33, 76, 89.


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Even if you go against the advice of friends or a
financial advisor, you might still hit the jackpot. Your
bright and breezy spirit brings out the best in
everyone now. Lucky Numbers: 36, 43, 88.

PISCES: February 20 to March 21
You're more outgoing, sociable and flexible than
usual. You're determined too, to bring about much
needed changes in your life. Your perseverance won't
be short lived; you will stick at it, until happy with
the results. Lucky Number: 20, 32, 45.


Arthritis


X-ray tests might be ordered.
The diagnosis will be based on
the pattern of symptoms, the
distribution of the inflamed
joints, and any blood and X-ray
findings. Several visits may be
necessary before the doctor can
be certain of the diagnosis.
A doctor with special training
in arthritis and related diseases
is called a Rheumatologist.
Many forms of arthritis are
more of an annoyance than
serious. However, millions of
patients suffer daily with pain
and disability from arthritis or
its complications.
Early and accurate diagnosis
can help to prevent irreversible
damage and disability. Properly
guided programs of exercise and
rest, medications, physical
therapy, and surgery options can
idealize long-term outcomes for
arthritis patients.
It should be noted that both
before and especially after
the diagnosis of arthritis,
communication with the treating


doctor is essential for optimal
health.
This is important from the
standpoint of the doctor, so that
he/she can be aware of the
vagaries of the patient's
symptoms as well as their
tolerance of, and acceptance of
treatments. It is important from
the standpoint of patients, so that
they can be assured that they
have an understanding of the
diagnosis and how the condition
does and might affect them. It is
also crucial for the safe use of
medications.
HOW IS ARTHRITIS
TREATED?
The treatment of arthritis
is very dependent on the
precise type of arthritis present.
An accurate diagnosis increases
the chances for successful
treatment. Treatments available
include physical therapy,
splinting, cold pack application,
paraffin wax dips, anti-
inflammation medications,
immune-altering medications,
and surgical operations.


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SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21
A complicated matter needs attention. Deal with it
the moment it arises or it could escalate. You need a
few good nights' sleep and this will help you see
where you've been going wrong in the recent past.
Lucky Numbers: 19, 39, 51.

SAGITTARIUS: November 22
to December 21
You might enjoy a modicum of success and even
good fortune. A little speculation could bring a healthy
profit. You're willing to experiment with new ideas.
Your intuition won't let you down. Lucky Numbers:
01, 08, 77.

CAPRICORN: December 22 to
January 20
You will refuse to be defeated and you fully intend
to achieve the goals you set for yourself now. You're
feeling energetic and energised and your leadership
qualities shine. Lucky Numbers: 22, 09, 54.


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Mexican Students


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To Study English In Belize


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The Mexican students at the Mexican Embassy in Belmopan shortly after arriving in Belize


BELMOPAN CITY, Cayo,
Thursday, August 6, 2009.
A group of 25 Mexican
students arrived in Belize on
August 4 to study English as a
second language at the Regional
Language Center of the
University of Belize, Belmopan


Campus.
The Mexicans, all on
scholarships granted by the
Government of Belize, will join
other international students for
the 10 months English course
which begins in September.
Of the 25 scholarships funded


by the Belizean government, 20
were granted under the Cultural
and Educational Cooperation
Agreement between Mexico and
Belize while the remaining 5
scholarships were made possible
through an agreement between
Belize's Ministry of Education


Belizean Teachers Undergoing Professional Development Training


BELMOPAN CITY, Cayo,
Monday, August 10, 2009:
Primary and secondary school
teachers from across the
country are this week moving
into the second half of Summer
2009 Continuous Professional
Development (CPD) sessions
organized by the Ministry of
Education.
The program began on
Monday, August 3, 2009 and is


will be culminating on Friday,
August 14th, 2009.
The program for primary
school teachers includes
topic such as Early Childhood
Education, Training and Devel-
opment for Pre-school, Health
and Family Life Education,
Coaching, Effective delivery of
the Math, Science and Language
Arts curriculum, Leadership and
Administration for School


Leaders and Managers. These
sessions will be held country-
wide in the respective districts.
Additionally sessions for the
training of Physical Education
teachers is being piloted in the
Belize District this year and the
lower division teachers from the
Toledo District will receive
training for the deliver the
Spanish curriculum and teaching
in the Multi-grade classroom.


In The Wake Of The Devastating Typhoon,

Belizean Students In Taiwan Are Safe


Monday, August 10, 2009:
Belize's Charge d'Affaires/
Chief of Mission in the
Republic of China/Taiwan,
H.E. Efrain Novelo today
informed that during the final
hours on Friday, August 7 and
the early hours on Saturday,
August 8, Taiwan was struck by
Morakot, "one of the most
devastating typhoons in recent
Taiwan history."
Ambassador Novelo informed
that Morakot wreaked havoc in
southern Taiwanese counties of
Pingtung, Kaohsiung, Chiayi,
and Tainan where it destroyed
homes, schools, hotel buildings,
roads and bridges, causing an
estimated USD 40 million in
agricultural losses (vegetables,
crops and livestock).
He informed that preliminary
reports indicate that 14 persons


H.E. Efrain Novelo
were killed in the storm and
that another 51 persons were
unaccounted for while the
local media have been reporting
that "hundreds" more were
buried by rock/mudslides and
are presumed to be dead.
He further informed that
throughout the duration of the


storm, the Embassy in Taiwan
was in constant contact with
Belizean students, including the
Belizean doctor and nurse who
are on short-term training in
Taiwan. "The students in
Pingtung county are doing
fine" wrote Ambassador Novelo
"except that their dorms still
have lots of water."
He additionally informed that
"Taiwan has suffered one of its
most devastating natural
disasters in recent Taiwan
history, and only time will tell
the true figure of its economic
and human resources losses.
All of our students are doing
fine, including Maynor
Hernandez, Dalmar Lucas,
Omir Castaneda, Marlon
Parker and Luis Hernandez
who were in the middle of the
typhoon in Pingtung county.


and Mexico's National School
for Technical Professional
Studies (CONALEP).
Upon arrival in the country, the
Mexican students were hosted
at a luncheon by the Mexican
Ambassador in Belize, H.E.
Luis Manuel Lopez-Moreno,
at his residence in Belmopan.
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Furthermore, special educators
from across the country are
similarly engaged in Special
Education training which is
being held in Belize City.
Sessions for secondary school
teachers will be centralized in
Belize City Campus of the
University of Belize, Faculty of
Education.
The focus areas secondary
school teachers include CSEC
training in English A, English B,
Clothing and Textiles, Food and
Nutrition, Physics, Geography,
and Information Technology.
The topics for advanced
secondary school teachers
includes: Leadership training for
Heads of Departments, Keeping
Teachers Motivated, and
Teaching Strategies. While new
secondary school teachers are
participating in Writing Test
and Classroom Management
sessions.
The Ministry of Education
informs that Professional
Development Credits will be
awarded by the Teacher
Education and Development
Services of the Ministry to all
teachers in full attendance and
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New Site/Clover Reef Farm 18(c) Mahogany Heights/Belize City/ Pomona 3/Farm 4/San Dump/San Marcos/
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New Site/Clover Reef Farm 18(d) Price Barracks/Belize City Mullings Road/Pomona 46(b) Farm 1/Farm 2/Farm 3/Farm 4/San Yemerigrove/
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including Japan Area/Lords Stike/Boston/Sandhill 33(b) Hopkins/Silk Grass/Dangriga 58 Bladen/Swasey/Bella 51(c) Punta Gorda/San
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Ministry of Human Development Workshop


BELMOPAN CITY, Cayo,
Thursday, August 13, 2009:
The Ministry of Human
Development and Social
Transformation is holding a
workshop on techniques in
community development and
mobilization at the Belize
Institute of Management in
Belize City.
The workshop is being
conducted under the sponsor-
ship of the Ministry of Human
Development and Social
Transformation, in collaboration
with the University of the West
Indies Department of Sociology,
Psychology and Social Work,
Mona Campus and the Carib-
bean Internship Programme.
Dr. Peta Anne Baker, the
Head of the Social Work Unit
and President of the Association
of Caribbean Social Work
Educators is facilitatating the
training.
Dr. Baker is well known in
the Caribbean for her work in
community development and
community mobilization. She is
the author of several scholarly
articles and pieces of research


published in international
professional journals and
publications.
The workshop is geared
towards aiding social work


w


practitioners within the
Ministry in strengthening their
community mobilization and
advocacy skills.
The workshop began on


Wednesday, August 12 adn will
end on Friday, August 14th.
For more information contact
Ava Pennill, Director, Human
Services Department, Belize
City, Telelephone: 227- 3898


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Sunday, August 16, 2009


Queen Of The West


BY. Orlando Pulido
SANTA ELENA TOWM,
Cayo, Wednesday, August 12,
2009:
The Queen of the West
Pageant 2009 is about to be
launched.
Eight ladies from the Cayo
District are competing for the
title of reigning Queen.
Their first presentation is
being scheduled for 8:00 pm
this Friday, August 14, 2009 at
the Oki's Karaoke Lounge in
Benque Viejo Town.
The presentations continue
with the W. D. J. Mas New
Sensation Band on Saturday,
August 15, 2009 at the Culture


- Cayo Got Talent


Club on the second floor of the
Manzanero Building in San
Ignacio Town.
Serenades for the candidates
continue at Perla's Bar & Grill
also in San Ignacio next
Saturday, August 22, 2009.
A Queen of the West Pageant
and Coronation dance will be
held at the Novelo's Convention
Centre on Saturday, August 29,
2009 with the New Sensation
Band.
The Chairperson for the
Queen of the West 2009, Ms.
Melanie Usher can be con-
tacted at cellular 663-0910 or a
the San Ignacio Town Hall at
804-2035.


"I AM NOT A DRUG TRAFFICKER",


more comfortable.
Whilst traveling to San
Ignacio, I came upon a police
check point on the Western
Highway. One ofthepolicemen
manning the check point
ordered one of the male
passengers to step out of the car
to be searched. While the police
was searching him he escaped
by running away resulting in
the policefiring several shots in
the air.
The police asked me if the
other male person in the car
was traveling with the one who
escaped and I told them yes.
They took him out of the car
and placed him in the police
vehicle along with a bag.
I was ordered to continue on
my way to drop off the female
passenger in San Ignacio and
to return to the police station
in Benque Viejo to give a
statement.
I dropped the female
passenger at the entrance of
San Ignacio Town near the
Texaco Gas Station. Iproceeded
further into San Ignacio Town
in an effort to pick up
passengersfor the return trip to
Benque. Upon arriving in
Benque, Iproceeded directly to
the Police Station as requested.
I parked my car on the side
of the street and went into
the police station to give a
statement. The police showed
me a bag which contained
marijuana. I told th epolice that
I did not know any of the two
individuals nor did I have


any knowledge of the illegal
substance. All I was doing at
the time wasproviding a service
to them.
A policeman who I know as
Victorino was recording the
statement and when I reached
the point about the police
allowing me to continue on to
San Ignacio to drop off the
female passenger, Victorino
stopped writing, got up, put the
paper away and said that
nothing will come out of this.
By this time night had already
settled in and, at my request to
take a shower, a policeman
accompanied me in my car, to
my house where I took a
shower while the policeman
waited in my living room
chatting with my wife.
On the return trip to the
police station we stopped at a
Chinese restaurant and bought
food. Whilstparking the car on
the side of the street, I was
ordered to park it inside the
police compound. When I
entered the station they sent me
to the conference room to watch
television.
At approximately 11:00
p.m. they gave me a paper
indicating that I was formally
arrested and charged for drug
trafficking.
At no time, neither at the
check point nor at the police
station, was my car ever
searched and despite my
request to give a statement to
assist with the investigation, the
police refused to hear what I
had to say on the matter.


In other news from the Cayo
District, the 'Cayonians' are
promoting theri Cayo's Got
Talent promotion.
The events are being


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* Engine wash
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* Waxing
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- Window tinting


sponsored by businesses in the
Cayo District.
Mrs. Karen Fernandez is the
coordinator of Cayo's Talent
she can be reached at the
cellular 620-1710 she is assisted
by Shelmarie Smith, who can
be contacted at 604-4692.


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Phone: 667-8629
Open: Monday to Sunday


Located left hand side before turning into the wooden
BRIDGE, Santa Elena Cayo, Belize, Central America


I was taken to court the
following day where I pleaded
not guilty to the charge andwas
granted bail in the sum of
$8,000.
I acknowledge that as taxi
drivers, we run the risk, from
time to time, of transporting
passengers with illegal
goods. However, it would
seem unprofessional for us to
begin searching passengers
and their luggage. It will
also be unprofessionalfor us to
be questioning passengers
about the contents of their
bags.
Although I am out on bail, my
car, the equipment of my trade,
the only source for an income
to address the needs of my
family, is now sitting motionless


and deteriorating inside the
compound at the police station
in Benque Viejo Town
I have sought the assistance of
an Assistant Commissioner of
Police and the Ombudswoman.
They have both graciously
promised to assist me in
securing the return of my car
so that I may resume working.
Unfortunately up to today I
have not gotten any response
from them.
I am appealing to the
Director of Public Prosecu-
tions, to the Police Internal
Affairs Unit or whoever can
help me. I need to begin paying
my bills and caring for my
family and I want the public to
know that I am not a drug
trafficker."


Belize's New Integrity Commission


Floor National Assembly
Building in Belmopan.
The swearing in was conducted
by the Clerk of the National
Assembly, Herbert Panton.
Five of the seven members of
the Commission were present
including its Chairman Mr.
Bernard Q Pitts along with
Commissioners Mr. Dean
Lindo QC, Mrs. Maria
Fernandez Stuart, Ms.
Armead Gabourel and Mr.
George Swift. Apologies were
received on behalf of the other
two Commissioners, Mrs.
Magali Marin Young and Mrs.
Norma Sutherland who were
out of the country and therefore
were unable to attend Tuesday's
Swearing in Ceremony and
inaugural meeting of the
Commission.


The members of the
Commission were confirmed
by the Senate on 28 July 2009
and formally appointed by the
Governor General on 30 July
2009. All appointments are
for a period of two years
commencing 1 August 2009.
A release from the office of
the Clerk of the National
Assembly informs that the
Commission is guided in its
work by the Prevention of
Corruption Act 2007, which
includes measures to prevent
and combat corruption, as well
as to investigate corrupt
activities by persons in public
life. Those persons in public life
include members of the House
of Representatives and Senate
as well as the Mayor and
Councilors of all cities and Town
Boards.





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