Title: STAR Newspaper
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Title: STAR Newspaper
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Language: English
Publisher: Alberto Orlando August
Place of Publication: Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize
Publication Date: November 8, 2009
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4, 2009:
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There Are Many Positive And Innovative
Things Happening At St. Ignatius High School
Out of respect for readers of the STAR Newspaper, as a
rule of thumb, when three or more persons visit us to express
concern on a singular topic, as insignificant as it may seem to
others, we take heed. This is one of those instances.
Over the past two weeks, we have received several
expressions of concern about restrictions being imposed by
the management of Santa Elena's St. Ignatius High School as
it relates to food for students attending that school.
The general feeling on the part of those expressing concern
is that, in an apparent effort to boost business for the
contracted privately operated cafeteria on the school
compound, the school's management is imposing, what they
consider to be, unreasonable restrictions for the introduction
into the compound of alternative food to students.
Some teachers and parents are of the opinion that, apart from
being unfair, these restrictions border on violating their
fundamental right to freedom of choice. They further
contend that fostering a monopoly on food supply for the
cafeteria, reduces the spirit of competition with the potential
accompanying risk of increasing the cost of food and
lowering the quality and nutritional value of the food which is
important for students' health and, by extension, for the
enhancement of their academic performance.
One parent contends that not even in a prison environment,
where the fundamental rights of prisoners are severely
curtailed, is food restrictions imposed upon inmates.
Depending on their outside support base, food from relatives
is accepted, an inmate can purchase food from the prison store
and there are those who are even allowed to cook their own
food inside the confines of the prison.
While there is hardly any doubt that St. Ignatius High School
is providing an excellent alternative opportunity for otherwise
underprivileged students to obtain a secondary school
education, no effort should be spared at fostering the spirit of
harmony between management, teachers, parents and students.
As a point of departure, the management might probably want
to consider drawing from the positive experiences of any
number of other similar secondary education institutions
operating cafeteria services in the district or, in a wider sense,
The board of director,
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You Are Invited To Attend The Public Consultations
On The Belize/Guatemala Partial Scope Agreement

BELMOPAN, Wednesday,
November 4, 2009:
The Directorate for Foreign
Trade in conjunction with the
Ministry of Agriculture, BAHA,
Customs and representation
from the Belize Agroproductive
Sector Group will be
conducting public consultations
on the Belize-Guatemala
Partial Scope Agreement.
During these consultations, the
various Ministries and Agencies
will brief the public on several
important aspects of the
agreement that governs trade
as provided for under the
Several persons from the
exporting private sector will
share some of their experiences
and how they expect trading
conditions to change/improve
under the Belize-Guatemala

Partial Scope Agreement.
Further, potential exporters
will have an opportunity to
address any concerns or queries
on exporting to Guatemala.
The meetings are scheduled as
For Central and Northern
Belize: Thursday, November
12th 2009, at the Belize
Chamber of Commerce
Conference Room in Belize
City commencing at 9:00 a.m.
For Western and Southern
Belize: Tuesday, November
17th 2009. At the George Price
Center Belmopan City also
commencing at 9:00am
invited to this important event.
For more information and to
confirm your attendance, please
call the Directorate in Belmopan
at 822-3263.

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on campus, of a students' resource center.
It therefore goes without saying that we continue to wish this
fledgling institution of higher education all the very best in its
noble and vitally important undertaking.

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Pepso Lai
District, Wednesday, Novem-
ber 4, 2009:
Funeral service was held today
at St. Andrew's Anglican
Church in San Ignacio Town for
Solomon Phillip "Pepso"
Gordon Jr., who passed away
quietly on Friday, October 30 at
the Western Regional Hospital
in Belmopan were he was
hospitalized for several days
from the effects of a stroke.
Pepso was born and grew up
in the Red Creek Community on

Brazilian Mi

Alive At His
Published : Wednesday, 04 Nov
2009, 7:18 AM CST
A Brazilian bricklayer reportedly
killed in a car crash shocked his
mourning family by showing up
alive at his funeral.
Relatives of Ademir Jorge
Goncalves, 59, had identified him
as the victim of a Sunday night car
crash in Parana state in southern
Brazil, police said.
As is customary in Brazil, the
funeral was held the following day,
which happened to be the holiday
of Finados, when Brazilians visit
cemeteries to honor the dead.
What family members didn't
know was that Goncalves had
spent the night at a truck stop
talking with friends over drinks of
a sugarcane liquor known as
cachaca. He did not get word about
his own funeral until it was already
happening Monday morning.A
police spokesman said Goncalves
rushed to the funeral to let family
members know he was not dead.
"The corpse was badly
disfigured, but dressed in similar
clothing," said the police
spokesman, "People are afraid to
look for very long when they
identify bodies, and I think that
is what happened in this case."
"My two uncles and I had
doubts about the identification,"
a niece told 0 Globo Newspaper.
"But an aunt and four of his
friends identified the body, so
what were we to do? We went
ahead with the funeral."
The police spokesman confirmed
there were doubts: "His mom
looked at the body in the casket
and thought something was
strange. She looked and looked
and couldn't believe it was her
son," Sampaio said. "Before long,
the walking dead appeared at the
funeral. It was a relief "
The body was correctly identified
later Monday and has already been

To Rest

Solomon Phillip "Pepso"
Gordon Jr., 53
SUNRISE: Feb. 18, 1956
SUNSET: Oct. 30, 2009

in Shows Up

Own Funeral
buried in another state. Officials
declined to release the dead man's


Construction of Mava Center Rudimentary Water System Tank & Pumphouse,
Stann Creek District

The Government of Belize has secured Loan #15SFR-OR-BZ from the Caribbean Development Bank
(CDB) towards the cost of Water Projects and intends to apply part of the Funds to cover eligible payments
under the Contract for Construction of Maya Center Rudimentary Water System Tank & Pumphouse,
Stann Creek District.

The Social Investment Fund, a Statutory Corporation, established under the Social Investment Fund Act
No. 3 of 1996 and located at Constitution Drive, Belmopan City, Cayo District, hereby invites tenders from
suitably qualified contractors for the construction of the following:

CONTRACT #001.0436 of 2009: Construction of a Rudimentary Water System for Maya Center, Stann
Creek District (Construction of tank, pump house and fence)

Construction of a 20,000 gallon ferro-concrete elevated water tank measuring approximately 20'x20'x9'4"
elevated by concrete 18" columns 43' off the ground at the tank base. The footings are 7'x7x'l18" and are
a maximum of 7'-6" below ground level. The structure will be enclosed by a concrete/chain link fence with
the perimeter measuring 200' with vehicular and pedestrian gates strategically placed for easy access; and
construction of a concrete ground level pump house measuring 10'xl0' together with a generator pad and
a concrete/chain link fence with a perimeter measuring 300' with vehicular and pedestrian gates strategi-
cally placed for easy access.

Tender documents can be obtained from the Social Investment Fund as of Monday November 2, 2009 at
the address below during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday for a NON-
REFUNDABLE fee of BZE$100.00 per package (cash only).

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "Ouotation for Maya Center RWS Tank &
Pumphouse, Stann Creek District.

ADDRESSED TO: The Executive Director
Social Investment Fund
Constitution Drive
P.O. Box 459
Belmopan City, Cayo District
Tenders will be received at the above address no later than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 25, 2009.
A Public Opening will be held at the SIF Office in Belmopan at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25,

The Social Investment Fund reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.

the eastern outskirts of Santa
Elena Town.
Pepso attended St. Andrew's
Anglican Primary School,
and from those early days his
talent as a goalkeeper was
A relative who attended
school with him recalled
towards to the end of the 1960's,
with Pepso in the web, St.
Andrew's hardly ever lost a
primary school football game.
In the prime of his life Pepso
was the STAR goalkeeper for
the unstoppable Santa Elena
Steels Football team playing
alongside talented teammates
like Rowland Jex in the striker
position, George Andrews,
brothers, Weedy and Lorenzo
"Junior" Gonzalez and the
powerhouses defense, Willie
"King Black" Wiltshire.
In his senior years Pepso
moved up to San Ignacio Town

and became like a fixture in the
center of town in the area of
Burns Avenue and Hudson
A longtime friend, Maestro
Hernan Ochaeta Sr. who
operates Hangout El Che
variety store near the
Coronation Park in San Ignacio,
remembers him as an honest and
faithful handy person who was
always on hand to assist with
whatever chores and errands
there was to do.
Solomon Phillip Gordon Jr.
was laid to rest inside the Santa
Rita Cemetery in San Ignacio
He is survived by sisters:
Eleanor, Joyce, Janet and
Geraldine Gordon; one
brother, Jeffery Gordon and a
host of uncles, aunts, nieces,
nephews, cousins and many
friends. May his soul rest in
eternal peace.

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Philippa Griffith-Balley Honored

For Her Contribution To Softball

November 2, 2009:
A release from the Belize
Softball Federation informs that
Mrs. Philippa Griffith-Bailey,
M.B.E., J.P has been elected
to the International Softball
Federation's Hall of Fame in
the Administrators' category.
The election was held during

the one week 14th World
Softball Congress held on the
island of Margarita, in the State
of Nueva Esparta, Venezuela,
between October 21-27, 2009.
Mrs. Bailey is the 8th
Belizean to be elected to
the International Softball
Federation Hall of Fame. She
now joins Mr. Hilberto "Hilly"

International Softball Hall
of Famer elect,
Mrs. Philippa Griffith-
Bailey, M.B.E., J.P
Martinez and Ms. Patricia
"Pat" Bennett as the only
three Belizeans in the Adminis-
trators' category.
Mrs. Bailey's service in

BY: Cynthia Reece
SANTA ELENA, Thursday,
November 5, 2009:
The San Ignacio Humane
Society is sponsoring a
"Thanksgiving in Belize"
dinner on Saturday, 21 Novem-
ber, 2009, from 3:00 to 9:00
pm., at the fabulous Mahogany
Hall Boutique Resort on the
Paslow Falls Road, in Bullet
Tree Falls.
This fund raising event is
to support local efforts for
spay/neuter clinics and the new
Donna Hill Adoption Center.
Tickets are $50 for a
Thanksgiving Dinner with all
fixings along with a glass of
Dinner will be served at 5:00
pm, and seating is limited.
There will be a cash bar.
Local sponsors for the event
include: Chaa Creek Kennels,
Birdwalk Builders, DuPlooy's
Resort, Greedy's Restaurant and
Galen University. Tickets are
available from Humane Society
Board members and at Greedy's
Restaurant on Burns Avenue.



24 Hour Tow Service
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We are located in San Ignacio Town
On the Benque Viejo Road at the
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For 24 Hour Service,
Call us at 625-5012

Contact Mary Cariddi at
670-6403, for contributions,
additional details or directions.
Come out and support the
efforts to manage and maintain
the local domestic animal

softball dates to 1960 when she
served as secretary of the
British Honduras Amateur
Softball Association. She
witnessed the association's
transition into the Belize
Softball Federation where she
remained as its Secretary until
She resided overseas for a few
years and upon returning home
in 1995, she was immediately
re-elected to the post of
Secretary General, a position in
which she diligently served
until 2007 when her position
changed to Treasurer of the
Federation being the position
she currently holds.
The official Induction date
will be announced shortly.
Mrs. Philippa Griffith-Bailey,
MBE, JP, is the Secretary
General of the United
Democratic Party.

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The Government of Belize has received funding through the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
towards the cost of Economic Infrastructure Projects and intends to apply part of the funds to cover
eligible payments under the contracts for Trial Farm Drainage Project, Orange Walk District.

The Social Investment Fund, a Statutory Corporation, established under the Social Investment Fund
Act No. 3 of 1996 and located at Constitution Drive, Belmopan City, Cayo District, hereby invites
tenders from suitably qualified contractors for the construction of the following:

CONTRACT #003.0026 of 2009: Trial Farm Drainage Project, Orange Walk District
The project consists of the construction of an improved drainage system within the community of
Trial Farm in order to alleviate flooding of the black water creek area situated on the west of this
This project consists of the following components:
i) Construction of approx. 3,300 linear meters of earthen trapezoidal channels an average of
1.5 meters wide at the base and 2 meters wide at the top with 2 meters average depth,
ii) Installation of pre-cast reinforced concrete culverts (30 units) being of 1.5 meters square
in average size complete with inlets and outlets and reinforced concrete apron walls to
the culverts,
iii) Construction of 35 (4 feet wide by 7 feet long) reinforced concrete pedestrian access
ramps as required across the new drains.

Tender documents can be obtained from the Social Investment Fund at the address below during the
hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday for a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of
BZE$150.00 per package starting on October 20, 2009.

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "Trial Farm Drainage Project, Orange Walk
District." addressed TO: The Executive Director, Social Investment Fund Constitution Drive
P.O. Box 459, Belmopan City, Cayo District

Tenders will be received at the above address no later than 2:00pm Friday, November 13, 2009. A
Public Opening will be held at the SIF Office in Belmopan at 2:15pm Friday, November 13, 2009.
Onsite meetings with interested eligible bidders will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, November 4,
2009 in Trial Farm Village, Orange Walk District to address any queries that the contractors might
have about the bidding documents. Contractors who have bought packages are urged to attend.

The Social Investment Fund reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.

The Humane Society's
"Thanksgiving In Belize"
Fund Raising Dinner

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Walking On Frozen Water

Hiding From The Man Above
A faithful church going man, at services anymore?"
who had reached the age of 105, The old man lowered his
suddenly stopped going to voice. "I'll tell you, Pastor" he
church, whispered. "When I got to be
Alarmed by the old fellow's 90, I expected God to take me
absence after so many years of any day. But then I got to be
faithful attendance, the Pastor 95, then 100, then 105. So, I
went to see him and found him figured that God is very busy
in excellent health, so the and must've forgotten about
Pastor asked, "How come after me, and I don't want to
alltheseyears we don'tseeyou remind Him!"
Finding Miss Lady
Mr. Jones approached the very minutes?"
beautiful woman in the large "Why?" asked the woman
supermarket and said, "You "Because every time I talk
know I've lost my wife here in to a beautiful woman my wife
the supermarket. Can you appears out of nowhere like
talk to me for a couple of bad breeze."

A Proud Product Of E.PYorke

Athina Swasey Does Her High School Well
-': -... .

TION, Belmopan, Monday,
November 2, 2009:
The Ministry of Education
and the CXC National Commit-
tee of Belize are pleased to
announce that Ms. Stacey
Karyn Grinage of St. John's
College Junior College is the
Most Outstanding Candidate in
the May-June 2009 Caribbean
Advanced Proficiency Exami-
nations (CAPE) and is therefore
the recipient of the Belize
Scholarship for 2009.
Ms. Grinage obtained six (6)
Grade II's in the CAPE
examinations in the following
subjects: Caribbean Studies,
Communication Studies,
History Units 1 and 2, and
Sociology Units 1 and 2.
Besides being this year's Most
Outstanding CAPE Candidate,
Ms. Grinage also achieved first
place subject award in History
Unit 2, and Sociology Unit 1.
The Ministry of Education
and the CXC National Commit-
tee of Belize are also pleased to
announce that Ms. Athina

Swasey of Edward P. Yorke
High School and Ms. Virginia
Hsu of St. Catherine Academy
are the first and second place
students respectively in
the May-June 2009 Caribbean
Secondary Education Certifi-
cate (CSEC) examinations.

A Canadian boy named Lar
had heard stories of an amazing
family tradition.
It seemed that his father,
grandfather and great
grandfather had all been able to
walk on water on their 21st
birthdays, to the boat club
across the lake for their first
legal drink.
So when Lar's 21st came
around, he and his pal Steven
took a boat out to the middle of
the lake.
Lar stepped out of the boat

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and nearly drowned. Steven
managed to pull him to safety.
Furious and confused, Lar
went to see his grandmother.
"Grandma," he asked, "it's
my 21st birthday, so why can't
I walk across the lake like my
father, his father, and his
father before him?"
Granny looked into Lar's eyes
and said, "Because son, your
father, grandfather and
great-grandfather were born
in December. You were born
in July.

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Ms. Swasey obtained eleven
(11) Grade I's at the General/
Technical Proficiency in the
following subjects: Biology,
English A, English B
(Literature), Human and
Social Biology, Mathematics,
Spanish, Chemistry, Informa-
tion Technology, Electronic
Document Preparation &
Management, Principles of
Accounts and Social Studies. In
addition to being this year's
Most Outstanding CSEC
Candidate, Ms. Swasey also
achieved first place subject
award in Human and Social
Biology and English B.
Ms. Hsu, the second place
student, attained ten (10) Grade

I's at the General/Technical
Proficiency in the following
subjects: English A, English
B (Literature), Information
Technology, Mathematics,
Physics, Spanish, Biology,
Chemistry, Human and Social
Biology and Social Studies.
Other outstanding CSEC
candidates for National Awards
are Ms. Leonie Eileen
Magdaleno of Stann Creek
Ecumenical College who will be
receiving Subject Group Award
in Business, Ms. Lila Estephan
and Ms. Lilian Lai-Fung Shen
both of St. Catherine Academy
who will receive Subject Group
Awards in Humanities and
Science respectively.

Uganda School Exam Births Shock
Two schoolgirls have gone into labour during exams, given birth and then continued
to sit their tests in the afternoon, shocking many in Uganda.
The BBC's Joshua Mmali in not condone pregnancies in In rural areas, girls as old as 18
Uganda says some have been school. go to junior school, he says.
impressed by the determination
of the teenage girls. Ask For Us By Name
The first case happened in the
rural area of Masindi on W e A re
Monday and Ugandan papers
say the baby girl was named
Nambuuzo, meaning "born
during exams".
A boy was born in Kibaale the
next day between the maths and
science exams.
Both of the young mothers
were taking their national
primary school leaving exams. For lean, Secure And
Our correspondent says in Comfortable Rooms Always
principle the government does

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Chef Adam Is Back In Town

Wednesday, November 4,
The internationally renowned
Eva's Restaurant is now under
new management. Chef Adam
Thompson and his wife Karen
are now at the helm of the
oldest restaurant in town located
on Bums Avenue in the center
of San Ignacio, Cayo.
With "John" behind the
bar, we stopped by this past
Wednesday evening for a brief
chat with Adam to find out
what his plans are for Eva's
Adam said that he will
undertake major design
improvements to the interior of
the restaurant in order to make
it more pleasing and comfort-
able for customers. Some of
these changes were notably
visible as we entered the
With his intensive training
in food and beverage
management, Adam said that he
is converting the restaurant
into what he calls a Gastro Pub
focusing mainly on food and

food quality. He said that he
will also be improving on the
quality of service for which
Eva's is internationally known
and featured in several
international magazines. As
evidence of this endeavor, he
has already come up with a
new and affordable food and
beverage menu. "While Eva's
of the past has relied mainly
on tourist customers, we are
moving more towards tapping
into the local market," said
Adam. "Our operation is based
on volume and so we are
providing $5 breakfast and
entrie/lunch/dinner for only
$7. Except for fry jack and
fries, all our foods are grilled
as we focus on removing fat
from the fresh and healthy food
we serve our customers. We are

also moving towards using
100% local products and
organically grown fruits and
vegetables. About 80% of
the food on our menu is
vegetarian optional. We also
provide very affordable prices
for families and large groups,"
said Adam.
In its endeavor to increase
volume, the new management
of Eva's Restaurant is linking up
with smaller hotels whereby
these hotels provide the bed and
Eva's provide the breakfast.
Adam said that this new
undertaking is catching on
rather quickly. Like a few other
restaurants in town, Eva's also
provides FREE internet and
Wi Fi service to customers.
"Other plans in the making
include Thai Food Nights;

Fine Dinning Nights and
Seafood Nights. We will also be
opening our own in-house
bakery to make our own breads
and desserts," concluded

Meet "John" behind the


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ARIES: March 22 to April 20
This week is one that will require hard work on your
part to achieve targets. There will be additional
responsibilities to shoulder. You will also be looking at
strengthening your relationships. Even if you set your
heart on tough targets, you will still be able to achieve
them. Lucky Numbers: 09, 35, 71.

TAURUS: April 21 to May 21

This is a time of peace and tranquility. You sit back and
savour the good days. State of financial health and
investments will have to be assessed properly. You may
find that you have ignored your health and it will require
some corrective measures in form of lifestyle changes.
Lucky Numbers: 06, 21, 93.

GEMINI: May 22 to June 21
You may feel like withdrawing from all social contact.
There could be a number of reasons for your feeling world
weary but you need to understand that it is not healthy
to give in to extreme feelings. Create time for yourself
I" but draw a line when you need attend to your worldly
responsibilities. Lucky Numbers: 05, 19, 78.

CANCER: June 22 to July 23
You are driven by your emotions more than anything else.
You need to be careful about not allowing someone else's
view affect your state of mind. If it is work related then
you need to certainly make sure that you only give it as
much importance as it deserves. Lucky Numbers: 02,
30, 63.

LEO: July 24 to August 21
There is good amount of peace stemming from inner
confidence. You can see where you are headed in terms
of your personal evolution as a human being and with
regard to your worldly goals. You take things easy, but
you need to discriminate between what is trivial and what
is important. Lucky Numbers: 01, 29, 54.

VIRGO: August 22 to September 21
You acquire a charismatic edge. Your desire to remain
aloof gets overtaken by one to dare those who doubted
your capabilities. There will be increased opportunities
to display your people skills. You will find yourself in a
better position to cope with the demands on you. Lucky
Numbers: 10, 24, 44.

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Your Horoscope

I& Lucky Numbers

CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20
Get ready for a busy round of social activity. These
f activities could be reunion with old friends or family
get-togethers. Make the best of this phase as there is a
S time when satisfaction and joy is to be had from work as
well as personal relationships. Lucky Numbers: 14, 61,

AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19
You are likely to work harder towards consolidating the
gains you have made. There will also be relinquishing of
some hard line ideas and ego issues in order to draw the
people you love closer to you. There could be demands
on you to do your bit for the community. Lucky
Numbers: 23, 59, 84.

PISCES: February 20 to March 21
C There could be a sincere attempt at overcoming the
depressive facts that are a part of life. You could be
Feeling quite sad at the current state of affairs. However,
( J *lyou could come out of it if you step out of yourself.
Thinking about loneliness only strengthens that feeling.
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LIBRA: September 22 to October 23
Material objectives occupy your attention. More money
will be flowing in and you could be finding avenues
for investing it wisely. Minor hitches at work or in
relationships are not ruled out but with the general
uncertainty prevailing, you are likely to dismiss them.
Lucky Numbers: 08, 50, 97.

SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21
There will be obstacles posed by people where you least
expected them to crop up, but you will at least display
that you are unaffected by them. You could also have to
deal with petty issues and narrow minded people. These
will only strengthen your resolve to achieve what you
have set your mind on. Lucky Numbers: 04, 57, 81.

November 22 to December 21
There will be achievements that you can flaunt as
feathers in your cap. It will be well earned but will be
require a good measure of restraint to sustain them.
People will try at malice and gossip to work you into a
rage. However, it is a quiet confidence that will win the
day. Lucky Numbers: 03, 26, 49.

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ON] Class, Race, Racism andiFavor]itkism

Aperusal of the writings in the
Amandala appears in many
instances, to address current
sentiments about the state of
affairs in Belize with a view
towards ameliorating or, at
least, exposing any adverse
conditions that might exist.
One such view implicitly
holds that white supremacists
could be causing a downward
spiral of the country because of
their actions and/or inactions.
Without knowing all the facts in
Belize, I will venture to address
this topic, but mainly in a
broader global perspective as it
relates to class, race, racism, and
Firstly, some working
definitions must be in order. By
class, I refer to the capitalist's
categories, (not proletariat and
bourgeoisie) as in upper,
middle, and lower classes,
which are often defined in terms
of quantitative income or
By race, I am referring mainly
to the three broad categories
encompassing primarily the
European, the Africans and the
By racism, I am referring to
a blatant and willful act to
undermine, belittle or harm
someone or a people, because of
a belief that, that someone or
people may be inherently
By favoritism I refer to a
situation where someone or
even a group of people are
treated better than others for
reasons other than merit or
superior work performance.
I will begin with class and
The issue of class and race
was intimately intertwined
historically, but is in general,
slowly unraveling in modern
times. A consensus exists that
the biggest inequity in the world
today is among classes, not
races. As education and
opportunities increase among
minorities, the data show that
the income gap has been just as
wide among rich and poor
blacks as among rich and poor
whites. An increasing number
of upwardly mobile middle
class blacks now live in the
suburbs of many major cities.
No less than Professor Henry
Louis Gates (yes, Professor

Gates of the beer summit) and
Professor Orlando Paterson
(Jamaican Sociologist also of
Harvard) have shown class to
be a far more significant factor
in human underdevelopment.
According to Paterson in a
newspaper report, a survey
found that a majority of black
men attributed their plight to
their own personal failures and
attitudes rather than racism.
They do not underplay the
persistence of racism in the US,
but they refuse to explain away
their troubles by blaming the
system. Many academians,
therefore, see the race struggle
as less important since racism,
hopefully, will slowly improve
as people become better
educated and more open
minded. The main struggle
then, is that of class since the
laborer of all races faces the
same problems and injustices.
Now a discussion on
favoritism. What is referred to
as racism or supremacy (white
or otherwise) is first and
foremost, in the majority of
instances, favoritism, which
exists in all races.
With respect to favoritism,
plain and simple, this behavior
is based on the inner circle
concept of closeness: family
(nepotism) at the center, close
friends and compadres, then
same tribes (bro, homeboy,
root Belizeans, paisanos),
acquaintances, and lastly,
strangers and different tribes
and races at the outer circle.
Invariably, then, when one is
refused a position, it may be
not because he is disliked
or hated, or consciously
considered inferior, but
primarily because someone else
is liked more. The concept of
likes liking likes (except maybe
for Sampson and Delilah,
Romeo and Juliet) is as old as
prehistory. Its fairness is
another matter, which is
sometimes taken up legally by
the State, but can still become a
serious impediment where one
race or culture is dominant
(Apartheid in the extreme).
Does racism exist? Yes, it
does, but it exists today much
less than in the past.
Institutional racisms like
Neo-Nazism, KKK, are still
alive, but are slowly withering

on the vine. Blacks and
Hispanics still are not well
represented in the work force,
and in the higher echelons of
corporate America. They
constitute a significant
percentage of the incarcerated.
But this situation did not occur
because of a willful desire to
restrain and to hold back as the
British did in India and Africa,
the Iberians in Latin America,
and the French in parts of North
Our progress in the US is
manifested by the fact that a
majority of white folks voted for
President Barack Obama (my
daughter even campaigned
for him, and went to the
A black man is the governor
of Massachusetts, an East Indian
of Louisiana, and numerous
Black and Hispanic mayors
exist across the country.
Progress is sometimes slow, and
we grow weary, but a country
cannot legislate morality, ethics,
and goodwill. It has to come
from within!
It has also been shown
historically, that even people
that are alike and are not white
can show tremendous dislike
and peril towards one another.
One needs only to think of
Rwanda (the Tutsis and the
Hutus) Darfur, the forced
exodus of 80,000 Hindus in
1972 from Uganda, the Indians
and Pakistanis, the Sri Lankans

(same people different
religion), the Kurds and the
Turks, the Kurds and the Iraqis,
the Balkans, civil unrest in the
Ivory Coast, Kenya, etc. Tribal
differences many times trump
so-called racial sameness. We
like our own kind, and we
protect them!
Finally, back to Belize, who
are the white supremacists?
Is there a dominant white
population with a hidden
agenda? Is it the Jesuits? On
balance, have they caused more
harm than good? Is it their fault
that the British (Cambridge
exam) forced us to take one
year of Tudor history back in my
times? I'm sure the Jesuits
would have preferred for us to
study Jeffersonian Democracy.
Is white supremacy just
symbolism for past and present
American and European
hegemony and dominance?
Will we forever blame others if
we do not progress? Can we
move on in spite of these diffi-
Let's be mindful of the past,
but let's look forward to the
boundless challenges and
opportunities that lie ahead to
make Belize great. Let's think,
without prejudice, but fully
informed, as one unified, albeit
richly diverse, nation.
I hope my thoughts on the
topic should not be taken as an
affront to views expressed in the
Amandala on white supremacy,
but merely as another view, or
opinion, that, I think, deserves

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Six Rear Lights For Police Bicycles Donated

District, Friday, October 30,
Just in case you see a police
bicycle pass you by with a rear
light flashing at night, you
might want to know that a set
of lights was donated to San
Ignacio Police through the
combined efforts of Pro-Belize
and The Doroteia Pathways
The six emergency rear lights
were today handed over to the
police by Michael Martin on
behalf of Pro Belize and Robert
Trausch for The Doroteia
Pathways Foundation.
A release from the donor
group informs that "In serving
the local community with
scholarship programs, commu-
nity service projects and
environmental activities, Pro-
Belize appreciates the work
and contribution made by our
local peace officers."
The release goes on to inform
that "These lights will help
ensure the safety and obvious
presence of our bicycle
mounted police patrols during
the night."
In receiving the donation,

L-R Michael Martin from Pro-Belize,
Police Constable#918 Rupert Belle from the Police Tourism Unity
and Robert Trausch from Doroteia Pathways Foundation

PC# 918 Rupert Belle, from
the Police Tourism Police Unit,
thanked Pro-Belize and the
Doroteia Pathways Foundation
for the donation. He assured
them that proper care will be
taken of the equipment as they
are utilized in enhancing the

safety of his colleagues on
night patrols while serving the

November 5, 2009:
The Belize Bureau of Standards
informs ALL importers, local
producers and the general public
that effective Tuesday December
1st 2009 ALL imported and
locally produced Liquid
Household Chlorine Bleach
must comply with the following
ORDER were enacted by the
Government of Belize and are
enforceable through Statutory
Instruments Nos. 116 of 1999,
117 of 1999 and 19 of 2001.
All stakeholders are informed
that the requirements for Liquid
Household Chlorine Bleach are
as follows but not limited to:
1) Labeled in English, 2) Volume
specified, 3) Name and postal
address of manufacturer or
producer, 4) Country of manu-
facture or origin, 5) product name,
6) Brand name, 7) Batch lot/
number, 8) Common or chemical
name, 9) Warning or caution, 10)

instruction for first aid treatment
11) Keep out of reach of chil-
dren Warning, 12) Directions
for proper and safe use and
storage statement of risks
involved in use of substance
Special attention is drawn to
Section 3.1.6 and Section 3.1.1
of the Belize National Standards
for Labelling Parts 1 & 2: Gen-
eral Principles & Pre-packaged
Goods (respectively) which
states that"It is the responsibil-
ity of any person who sells or
distributes any goods to see that
they are labelled as required by
this standard."
The Bureau informs
all importers, producers,
distributors and retailers that as
of December 1st, 2009, it will
treat non-compliant products as
an infringement of the Standards
The Bureau will monitor the
market closely and hereby
informs that failure to comply
will result in detention at the
point of importation and seizure
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Bateman Jr. Sentenced To 4 Years Imprisonment

Common-Law*Wife And Father Relieved of Charges

District, Friday, October 30,
Last week we reported the
arrest of Simon Bateman Sr.,
50, his son, Simon Bateman
Jr., 22 and the son's 19 year old
common law wife, Christine
Dawson, on prohibited firearm
and unlicensed ammunition
charges. At the time when the
article was published they were
not yet brought before the court.
However, around midmorning
that same Friday they appeared
before Magistrate Anna Rachel
Montejo where Bateman Jr.
pleaded guilty to both charges.
After confirming Bateman's
agreement with the facts as
presented by the prosecution,
Magistrate Montejo proceeded
to sentence him to two years
imprisonment on both charges.
The magistrate further ordered
for the sentences to run
consecutively commencing
October 29, 2009. Simon
Bateman Jr., was therefore
sentenced to 4 years imprison-
The charges against Christine
Dawson were withdrawn by the
prosecution. In seeking similar
consideration, the father

informed the court that he is
currently residing in Hopkins
Village, Stann Creek District
and that at the time of the
incident, he was merely visiting
his son. He said "I was just
visiting my son when he got
me into this mess. I am a law
abiding citizen. I work as a
security consultant. I would
never get involved in these
kinds of things," said Bateman

After listening to the senior
Bateman's remarks, magistrate
Montejo proceeded to dismiss
the charges against him.
The incident occurred at
around 7 o'clock on the
morning of Thursday, October
29, when a police team
comprising elements from the
Belmopan based Anti-Drugs
Unit along with officers from
the San Ignacio detachment,
conducted a search at a house

on Cemetery Road in Santa
Elena Town, occupied at the
time by the two Bateman and
Christine Dawson.
A search of the residence led
to the discovery of a 16 gauge
shotgun with a sawed off barrel
loaded with one cartridge of
the same caliber. The
prohibited firearm and
unlicensed ammunition were
reportedly found under some
male clothes in a drawer inside
the son's bedroom.
All three occupants of the
residence, present at the time of
the discovery, were detained and
transported to the San Ignacio
Police Station where they were
formally arrested and jointly
charged for the crimes of
keeping a prohibited firearm
and possession of ammunition
without a gun license.
When measured from the tip of
the sawed off barrel to the end
of the butt, the altered
Harrington & Richardson Brand
16 gauge shotgun, with serial
number AY 407998, measured
a mere 20 inches. A shotgun of
this brand and caliber is factory
produced at 48 12 inches. With
a difference of 28 12 inches, this
particular shotgun was therefore
reduced to less than half its
actual length thereby converting
it into a prohibited firearm
under the laws of Belize.



magazine containing 11 live
rounds of ammunition of the
same caliber. Nearby was an
orange in color, Truper brand
plastic container and when it
was opened, it was found to
contain an additional 22 rounds
of live 9mm ammunition along
with 5 expended 9mm casings
and two lead projectiles.
Neither the male nor the female
occupants of the house were
able to show a gun license when
asked to produce one. They
were subsequently identified as
Isaquias Mai, 26, Belizean
laborer and the common-law-
wife, both of whom gave their
address as San Antonio Village,
Cayo. Mai and the female
companion were informed of
the offence committed and
were tagged along to the next
stop about half a mile down the

A few minutes later, the
search party arrive at a house
locate about 4 miles on the
Mountain Pine Ridge Road
from its junction with the
Western Highway in
Inside the house at the time
was a lone Caucasian male
person. A search of the house
led to the discovery, inside the
bathroom of the elevated
structure, of a black leather
holster and when opened, a gun
was found inside. The gun was
removed from the holster and
was found to be a Colt Brand,
Government Model, point 45
caliber, pistol, bearing serial
number 29768870, with five
live rounds of ammunition of
the same caliber inside the
inserted magazine and one
live round inside the chamber.
When asked to produce a
license for the gun, the lone

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occupant of the house was
unable to present one. He was
consequently detained and later
identified as Steven Edward
Stults, 46, US national. He told
the police that he is a retired US
army soldier.
All three persons were
transported to the San Ignacio
Town police station where the
first set of accused, Isaquias
Mai and the female companion
were formally arrested and
charged for: 1) Keeping
unlicensed Firearm and
2) Keeping unlicensed ammu-
nition (33 rounds of 9 mm
The second accused, Steven
Edward Stults, was later arrested
and charged for: 1) Keeping a

prohibited firearm and
2) Keeping prohibited
ammunition (6 rounds of point
45 ammunition).
They appeared before San
Ignacio's magistrate, Anna
Rachel Montejo on Wednes-
day, November 4, where
Isaquias Mai pled guilty to both
charges and was sentenced to 2
consecutive for each offence, in
effect he will serve 2 years in
jail. Charges against the female
companion were consequently
withdrawn by the prosecutions.
For his part, Steven Edward
Stults pleaded not guilty to both
charges and was remanded to
the central prison in Hattieville
and ordered to return to court on
Tuesday, December 15, 2009.

Simon Bateman Jr., 22

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