Title: STAR Newspaper
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Title: STAR Newspaper
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Alberto Orlando August
Place of Publication: Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize
Publication Date: April 25, 2010
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Volume ID: VID00104
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"The Newspaper That Cares And Dares To Bring Out The Truth"-

Community Development Officer Charged With Stealing

Over Forty Three Thousand Dollars From Welfare Funds

Friday, April 23, 2010:
He once served as the
Community Development Officer
for the Cayo District and today,
Nestor Ivan Novelo, 31, from
Caledonia Village, Corozal is out
on a five thousand dollar bail as
he stands accused of dishonestly
appropriating almost forty four
thousand dollars in cash from the
Government ofBelize being funds
budgeted to provide financial
assistance to needy persons in the
Reports reaching us indicate
that the investigation, by the
Audit Department, began a few
months ago when several persons,
who should have been benefiting
from approved social assistance,
began complaining about not
receiving it.
At the first sign of irregularity in
the disbursement of these funds,
Novelo was placed on immediate
emergency leave. Based on the
audit report, Novelo was detained
by Corozal Police on Monday,
April 19 in Caledonia Village. He
was subsequently transported to
the San Ignacio police station
where, on Wednesday, April 21,
he was formally arrested and
charged for the theft of $43,845

supporting evidence resulting in
their giving up on receiving the
assistance but the record shows
that payments to these persons
There are also reported
documented instances where,
after receiving 2 or 3 payments,
some persons were told that
instructions were received from
Belmopan to discontinue payment
and so these persons stopped
visiting the office to collect their
allowances but the record shows
that payments to these persons
In an effort to tidy up the system,
the Audit team is reportedly
endeavoring to interview the
over 150 persons currently on
the social assistance role.
Novelo appeared in San Ignacio
Magistrate's court on Wednesday,
April 21 where Magistrate
Anna Rachel Montejo informed
him that because of the quantum
of the sum involved, the matter
will be transferred on indictment
to the Supreme Court. The
accused was offered bail in the
sum $5,000 with two sureties of
$2,500 each.
He was ordered to return
to court on Monday, July 26,

being the property of the
Government of Belize. The theft
allegedly occurred between
October 2008 and October 2009.
The investigation reportedly
revealed that the names of at least
6 deceased persons continued to
receive financial assistance.
According to the report, there

were instances where approved
beneficiaries reportedly received
2 or 3 payments after which they
were required to produce
supporting evidence to prove that
they actually qualified for
the assistance. Some people
reportedly became frustrated
with the repeated requests for

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Outstanding Police, Special Constables, Justice of The Peace And

Privte itizns eceie Secil ReogntionFro ThePolce

Monday, April 19, 2010:
An Award Ceremony/Social event
for San Ignacio Police personnel
was held on Friday, April 9, at the
Garden of Eden Resort on the
Western Highway between the
towns of San Ignacio and Benque
Master of Ceremony for the
occasion was Alberto August,
Publisher of the STAR Newspaper.
The program began with the
singing of the national anthem
followed by an opening prayer
delivered by Inspector Dinsdale
Thompson, Deputy Commander,
Cayo (Police) District.
The welcome remarks was
delivered by the Commander of
the Cayo (Police) District, Senior
Superintendent of Police Paul
Guest Speaker for the event was
Mr. George Gomez, Prosecutor,
San Ignacio's Magistrate Court.
The program continued with the
distribution of Certificates of
Recognition and prizes after which
Commissioner Crispin Jefferies
was invited to share a few words
with the gathering of police
personnel, civilian staff, special
constable and invited guests.
The vote of thanks was delivered
by Inspector Dinsdale Thompson
Those singled out for special
recognition included PC #450
Santos Marin as Officer of the
Month for January; PC #1213
Andy Tun as Officer of the Month
for February and Sgt #718
Reymundo Reyes as Officer of the
Month for March. Each of the three
officers of the month received gift
certificated from the Lodge at Chaa
Creek, Crystal Paradise, Mr.
Greedy's Pizzeria and Hode's Place.
Special Commendation Awards
were presented to the following
officers in connection with the
February 10, 2010 successful

Sgt #718 Reymundo Reyes (L) receiving Certificate from
Compol Crispin Jefferies (R)
apprehension of Belizean Fugitive
Gary Seawell and the confiscation
of several high powered arms and
ammunition at the time of his
arrest: Sgt #718 Reymundo
Reyes, Sgt #137 James
Cayetano; Detective Constable
#557 Solomon Mas, Detective
Constable #1146 Sotero Salam
and PC #299 Santiago
Commendation Awards were
also presented to the following
officers in connection with the
February 18, 2010 successful
seizure of 20.725 kilos of
cocaine resulting to the appre-
hension of Carlos Jonathan
Gibson: Sgt #718 Reymundo Detective Constable #557
Reyes, DC#649 Miguel Certificate from Cor

Martinez, DC# 557 Solomon
Mas, and DC#1146 Sotero
Outstanding Special Consta-
ble Awards were presented to SC
Jaime Pinelo, SC Alvan
Wagner and SC Steve Donuche
while the Outstanding Justice of
the Peace Award went to Mrs.
Desol Neal.
The presentation of awards
ended with certificates of
appreciation presented to the
following outstanding members
of the community: Mr.
Escander Bedran, Mr. William
Butcher, Mr. Julian Sherrard,
Mr. John Escobar and Mr. Jose
The official portion of the event
ended shortly after 7:00 pm, after
which the bar was officially declared
opened by the MC.
The gathering was entertained
with music provided by DJ
It was indeed a fun time for
Police Officers, Special Constable,
Civilian Staff and Special Invited

7 Solomon Mas (L) receiving
lpol Crispin Jefferies (R)

Detective Constable #1146 Sotero Salam (L) receiving
Certificate from Compol Crispin Jefferies (R)

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Writer for Frommer's Travel Guide currently in Country

Travel writer, free lance journalist and poet Eliot Greenspan is cumently In country for a three-week stay working on updating the
Frommer's Belize Travel Guide. Eliot Greenspan is author of Frommer's Belize, the popular Frommer's Costa Rica, Frommer's
Guatemala, Frommer's Cuba, Costa Rica for Dummnies and the c chapter on Venezuela for Frommer'a SouthArnerica.
Fronmer's Travel Guides feature reviews and advice from recognized authors such as Greenspan and include complete and in-
depth destination guides covering the worid through daily e-mail newsletters reporting on the Latest travel news and vacation deals.
Fonnmer's Travel Guides are dilsri~rted to consumers throughout the Untled Stales and much of the written content on the
destinationsis also featured online. Frornmer s online would typically gel more than 489.000 visitors per ma nih .
his stay In Belize will see him visiting destinations across the country to include Belize Ctly, Corozal, Cayo, Punla Gorda, Hopkilns,
Placencla and Ambergris Caye just to name a few. His itinerary was developed by the elize Tourism Board in collaboration with its _
Private Sector partners; Radisson Ft. George Hotel, Tony's Inn, Ka'an Resort, Table Rock, Portofino, Blue Tang, Coral House Inn,
International Expeditions, Turtle Inn, Chaa Creek, Robert's Grove, Hamanasi, St. George's Caye Resort, Iguana Reef Inn and lan -

Tourism Sector Hosts Workshop on Multi-Hazari and Contingency Planning

The Belize Tourism Board and the Belize Tourism Industry Association, in collaboration with theo Organization of
American States, held a two day workshop focusing on Mu ti-Hazard and Contingency Planning, which would assess
and prepare private and public sector tourism satellite Interests for natural and man*made hazards on Friday April
16mh and Saturday. Aoril 17th at tfe ITVET Conference Room.
The objective of the workshop was to prepare and train tourism associations covering critical areas such as an
institutional framework for management and planning for emergency response and recovery, mitigation for
emergenies, damage and needs assesment after an emergency, public relations (national and international) and
emergency systems and procedures for individual properties. During the training there was mention of the inception
of a tourism emergency management committee that would feed Into the rauonral system already in place via NEMO,
utilizing local destination committees'clusters foreffecviveness.
The Contingency planning process was designed by the Organlzation of American States, In collaboration with their
international partners and implemented in countries across the Caribbean. Day One of the Workshop included an
overview ofm he Project and Insttutional Framework for Multi-Haxard Contingency Planning by OAS Country
Representative, Kim Osborne. Mrs. Osborne reiterated the need for each establishment such as hotels and craft
markets to institute a mechanism within their establishment "to prepare for, respond to and recover from not only from natural disasters, but arn-made disasters as well. The day's
activities also included the structure of Belize's emergency Framework via the National Emergency Manage merit Organization (NEMO) and hotel security. Day two included a table top
emergency simulation exercise and the necessary steps needed to real ie an instilutional framework for tourism
Security Specialisl for several international Iourisrn entities chaired the sessions on Multi-Hazard Contingency Planning & Hotel Security. Mr. Chin has chaired the Hotel Association
of Hew York City's Safety & Security Committee sirce 1t93. is a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Loss Prevention Comnmttee and was certified as an Anti-
Terrorism Specia list by I he FBI Citizen's Academy.
Present at the two day sessions were Board representative s from the Belize Hotel Associal ion, Belize National Tour Operator Associatlon, Bellze National Tour Guide Association. BTIA
De slination Chapters, municipal I co ncils rgovernm cents. BERT. Belize Tourism Police Unit and several other private sectorent les.

BTB Educates Agents in Fort lauderdale

The books are now closed on what was one of the best travel industry events of the year-the 2010 Home Based
Travel Agent Show and Conference held from April 14th 17th at the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention Center .
RepresentingtheBelize Tourism Board were Karina CuunlanrcAlyssa Phillips.
This blockbuster event gave suppliers a unique opportunity to meet face-o-fac with ideal customers and
prospects. Over 1,200 of the leading home based agents attended the show to learn aboul what Belue has to offer
The original tradeshow was especially developed for home based travel agents who wanted to expand their
knowledge and grow their business enabling the agent to build relationships and connect face-to-face wit more
than 200 domestic and internatIonal suppliers.
While there. te Belize representatives took full advantage of educating the agents on tne Belize Specialist Program.
This Program allows travel agents across the globe especially those from the U.S. and Canada to enroll and
introduce Belie to newcomers and provide travel agents ntal are already familiar wAth the destination, the ability to
see Belize from new angles
"The travel agent community Is an essential distribution avenue for BEllze," comments Tourism Director, S feni
Matus. "We ar excited about the opportunity of securing new business from travel agents In the FL Lauderdale area and will continue to build relations with International tour
operators who are interested in increasing b4 sinessto Belize,"commented Matus.
Last month, Travel Writerfor Travel Agent Magaz ine *as in currently on a 4 day familarization trip. Travel Agent Magaz ne boasts a circulation of 49,795 and is the leading publicanon
servi cing travel profession als tor almost a century,

New Director of Tourism & Chairman isit with Stakeolders in Hopkins and Corozal

As part of its ongoing commitment to reach out to stakeholders, the BTB's new Charlman of the Board, Lindsay
Garbutt and new Director of Tourism, Selani Matus in conjunction with the Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation &
Culture, the BTB's Board & Management Tam al I traveled to mee with stakeholders in Hopkins and Corozal on April
10th and 1th respectively.
Stakeholders in Hopkins and Corozal had an opportunity to personally meet with the BTB's new management team & *
Minister of Tourismto discuss olurism & laurlsm related matters hat are affecting their respecllve destinations

The BTB wil continue to travel throughout the various destinations in Belie and will be conduchng similar
stakeholder visits as it grows and strengthens its relationship with the industry

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Overcoming Adversities, A "crack baby" makes

It To The US Military Academy At West Point

Adapted from the Los Angeles
Times / Local for Thursday,
April 8, 2010. by Genaro
Molina Submitted to the STAR
Newspaper by BRUCE:
Adversity has stalked 18-year-
old Tyki Nelworth. His mother
is in prison, his father is
deceased, and for years he was
bounced from home to home.
West Point:
An article in the LATExtra
section Friday about a senior at
Washington Preparatory High
School in South Los Angeles
who was accepted to the United
States Military Academy at West
Point incorrectly said the school
was in upstate New York. West
Point is about 50 miles north
of New York City.
But the senior at Washington
Preparatory High School in
South Los Angeles kept focused
on his academic goals. He took
Advanced Placement classes in
English, calculus, biology,
chemistry and physics, and

nailed a 4.23 grade-point
Last week, he got his wish: He
was accepted and received a
four-year scholarship to the
United States Military Academy.
"For me to make it to West
Point, that's a big statement,"
said Nelworth, who plans to
study engineering at the
academy in upstate New York.
"It means the sky's the limit."
On Thursday, members of the
high school's alumni association
joined a group of current
students, faculty, parents and
other guests at a special
"Principal's Breakfast" to
honor Nelworth.
"We've watched you display
amazing resilience, strength
and determination," alumni
board member LaQuitta Cole
told Nelworth. "You have been
an inspiration to everyone you
come in contact with, and
your efforts have not gone
The soon-to-be cadet was
then presented with donations


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"born a crack baby," Nelworth
said. Such infants, who are
affected by drugs in the womb,
are often developmentally slow.
"That was a pivotal moment
in my life," Nelworth said. "I
knew I had to keep pushing. I
had to become somebody."
Something a pastor once told
him became his mantra: "Victory
is won by struggling against op-
position. Victory is something
you have to get up and take
charge of"
But it was not an easy journey.
Nelworth and his mother, a na-
tive of Belize, moved several
times over the years, he said. At
one point, he was taken away
from her because of child
He lived with an uncle in Los
Angeles for a while and then
with his older sister in Alabama.
When he was in the seventh
grade, his father died. Nelworth
said he was living with his
mother when she was evicted
two years ago from her rental
home. Earlier this year, she was
convicted on drug-related
charges and sent to prison.
Nelworth, who once lived in a
converted garage, now lives with
a cousin and his girlfriend.
Despite a turbulent home life,
he never neglected his studies.
He graduated from Henry Clay
Middle School with straight A's,
recalled teachers at Washington
In high school, Nelworth has
also enjoyed success in sports.
He is captain of the football
team, plays baseball and has run
track. Last year, he was elected
president of the student body.
"For this young man,
academics are first, said Todd
Ullah, principal of Washington
Preparatory. "He cares about
people, and that shows in his
academic work, the respect he
shows for teachers. And he
never misses an assignment,
never misses school."

Tyki Nelworth, 19.
He comes from a Belizean
mother who is currently
serving time in a U.S. jail
totaling several hundred dollars
to pay for his Advanced
Placement tests, his senior dues
and transportation to West Point.
He also received two prom
tickets, a prom tuxedo, gift cards,
clothes and shoes -- donated by
alumni, community groups and
local churches, among others.
"I'm just overwhelmed," said
Nelworth, tears streaming down
his cheeks. "I honestly didn't
know that there were so many
people that cared for me. It's
something I definitely won't
Confronted with the tough
streets of South L.A., Nelworth
could easily have fallen into a
life of gangs and crime. He had
little money and few clothes,
and there were always plenty of
illicit temptations.
But he chose to aim high.
"I always use past experiences
as motivation . not as an
excuse not to do something, he
His wake-up call came the day
his sister told him he had been

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Three handsome male dogs are
walking down the street when
they see a beautiful, enticing,
female Poodle.
The three male dogs fall all
over themselves in an effort to
be the one to reach her first, but
end up arriving in front of her at
the same time.
The males are speechless
before her beauty, slobbering on
themselves and hoping for just
a glance from her in return.
Aware of her charms and her
obvious effect on the three
dogs, she decides to be kind and
say to them, "The first one who
can use the words 'liver' and
'cheese' in an imaginative,
intelligent sentence can go out
with me."
The sturdy, muscular black
Lab speaks up quickly and says,
"I love liver and cheese"

"Oh, how childish," said the
Poodle, "That shows no
imagination or intelligence
She turns to the tall, shiny
Golden Retriever and says "How
well can you do?"
"Um. I HATE liver and
cheese," blurts the Golden
"My, my," said the Poodle, "I
guess it's hopeless. That's just
as dumb as the Lab's sentence."
She then turns to the last of the
three dogs and says, "How about
you, little guy?"
The last of the three, tiny
in stature but big in fame
and finesse, is the Taco Bell
He gives her a smile, a sly
wink, turns to the Golden
Retriever and the Lab and says....
"Tiver alone. Cheese mine"

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A rather attractive woman
goes up to the counter in a quiet
rural bar. She gestures alluringly
to the barman who comes over
immediately. When he arrives,
she seductively signals that he
should bring his face close
to hers. When he does so,
she begins to gently caress
his beard which is full and
"Are you the manager?" she
asks, softly stroking his face
with both hands. "Actually, no"
he replies.

An 8-year-old girl went to her
dad, who was working in the
yard and asked him, "Daddy,
what is sex?"
The father was surprised that
she would ask such a question,
but decided that if she's
old enough to know to ask
the question, then she's
old enough to get a straight
answer. Steeling himself to
leave nothing out, he proceeded
to tell her all about human

"Can you get him for me? I
need to speak to him." she says,
running her hands up beyond his
beard and into his hair. "I'm
afraid I can't" breathes the
barman clearly in trouble. "Is
there anything I can do?"
"Yes there is. I need you to
give him a message" she
continues huskily, popping a
couple of fingers into his mouth
and allowing him to suck them
gently. "Tell him that there is
no toilet paper in the ladies

reproduction and the joys
and responsibilities of
intercourse. When he finished
explaining, the little girl was
looking at him with her mouth
hanging open, eyes wide in
Seeing the look on her face, the
father asked her, "Why did you
ask this question, honey?"
The little girl replied, "Mom
says that dinner will be ready
in just a couple of sex."

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common in young persons
A Colleague In The Media Laid To Rest uness the aryog er
underlying medical conditions
SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Reports indicate that his such as high cholesterol,
Friday, April 23, 2010: lifeless body was discovered by diabetes or hypertension.
It is with profound sadness that a roommate at around 5:30 pm We started in the news
we join with the rest of the inside his Lizarraga Avenue business in 2000, two years
county in expression of sincere residence on the north side of after Keith started with Channel
sympathy at the sudden passing Belize City. 7 in 1998. He was the kind of
of a colleague in the news The post mortem examination person who, on assignment,
business, Keith Kevin Swift, conducted between 2:50 and would always seek us out and
30 which occurred on Monday, 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 20, link up with us in covering the
April 19. by police forensic specialist Dr. news while we were in Dangriga
and he continued this practice as
Keith Kevin Swift, 30 we moved up to Cayo.
SUNRISE: Nov. 30, 1979 It was always a pleasure to
SUNSET: April 19, 2010 work with Keith. His passing is
a tremendous loss to all of us in
ThBelenkimited hereby fm its Mario Estradabran certified the news business.
The Belize Bank Limited hereby informs its
"the cause of death to be Keith is survived by his
(usomers that ihe San Pedro and San Igna( right side heart failure as a parents Greta Mossiah and
Branches will b dosed for business consequence of trombo embo- Father Robert Clifton Swift.
on Saturday May 1l 2010, lism cerebral hemorrhage". He is also survived by
When translated into layman's several brothers and sister
For ewerdy banking r nsactrf^,peaset uirATMf StaedC unltywld4 terms by a medical professional and his extended family at
your Belie Bank VISA Debit card orcndit cor or visit or who has always been available Channel 7.
bsite atw. to offer advice, it can be Keith was laid to rest in
eb5sites t www.fewizbank.am. ',
interpreted to mean the presence Belmopan today following 10:00
of a blood clot which produced am funeral services at St. Ann's
The Belize Bank Limited takes this opportunity bleeding in the brain possibly Anglican Church in Belmopan.
wish its customers and all Belizeans a associated with failure of the May the soul of this friend and
safe and happy Lboufr Day. right side of the heart. This colleague rest in peace and rise
condition is reportedly not in eternal glory.

jPress Release

(Pomona, 22 April)-Citrus Products of Belize, (CPBL) has received notice of a ruling based
on a complaint taken to the Supreme Court last year by the Citrus Growers Association (CGA),
challenging the removal of certain CGA appointees to the Board of Directors of CPBL.

CPBL notes that the Courts ruling, handed down this week by Madame Justice Hafiz,
basically refused to grant any relief bought by the claimant, CGA and ordered all parties in the
case to bear their own cost.

More substantially however, the Court ruled that under the Articles of Association of CPBL,
that the said Articles did not apply for the removal of the three Directors Henry Canton,
Frank Redmond and Mike Dunker.

The Judge also ruled that she was unable to rule in favour of the CGA on the removal of these
three Directors at this times, as this would serve no useful purpose since the next Annual
General Meeting is to be held within the next few weeks and that the removal of the directors,
at this time, would create administrative difficulties. This has been the position taken by Bank
Holdings, the Strategic Investor, at a recent Press Conference held in February of this year.

The Judge advised that both parties to the dispute must work together to make suitable
amendments to the Articles of Association, the Share Purchase Agreement and the Investment

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March 22- April 20
It might feel as if someone has
betrayed you but as you will
soon find out, their actions were
with your best interests at
heart. For that reason, don't
jump to conclusions. Lucky
Numbers: 55, 73, 85.

April 21 to May 21
Finding yourself in unfamiliar
or foreign territory is no bad
thing. All of a sudden you might
realise how dull your life
has been and it is time to make
some positive changes. Lucky
Numbers: 22, 67, 92.

May 22 to June 21
Accept the chance to use your
talents to better your financial
situation. The end of the week
brings change for the better. A
small gamble could pay off.
Lucky Numbers: 26, 41, 96.

June 22 to July 23
A breakdown in communica-
tions could get interesting when
someone reveals something
they've been trying to keep se-
cret. You feel more confident
about the plans you are making
for the long term future.. Lucky
Numbers: 07, 33, 62.

... LEO:
July 24 to August 21
You aren't likely to lose money
on a deal if you think carefully
about it. Common sense will
keep you right. You get more
freedom to move around
and experiment with new

friendships later in the week.
Lucky Numbers: 03, 18, 78.

August 22 to
S September 21
You will enjoy new job
experiences and might expect
more success in your career.
Some dramatic news is likely at
the very start or the very end of
the week. Lucky Numbers: 24,
77, 81.

S September 22 to
S October 23
Someone isn't taking you
seriously and expects you to
change your mind about
important plans. You need to
drill the message home and let
people see that you are firm in
your opinions and you do know
what you're doing. Lucky
Numbers: 02, 16, 49.

.0 October 24 to
j November 21
A reunion you hadn't really
been looking forward to could
have that extra sparkle and
surprise. Renewing old contacts
could bring you luck in the
not too distant future. Lucky
Numbers: 09, 28, 82.

4f November 22 to
: I December 21
A great week for creative efforts.
Legal and publishing concerns
could bring you a degree of good
fortune. There is better scope for
diversifying your range of social
contacts. Lucky Numbers: 05,
36, 64.

LYour Horoscope & Lucky Numbers I

L, December 22 to
[ January 20
Be sensible and realistic.
Fortunes could be won and lost
if you allow a stroke of luck
to go to your head. A sudden
journey is likely as the
week comes to an end. Lucky
Numbers: 06, 51, 70.

January 21 to
February 19
Getting involved in a new
project seems like a good idea

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but there is something holding
you back. If you do get involved,
you need an exit strategy, just in
case!Lucky Numbers: 10, 42,

k r' February 20 to
March 21
Work and other responsibili-
ties get the priority. Money may
need to be spent on equipment
you require as back up. Take a
chance on romance in the
weekend. Lucky Numbers: 12,
31, 95.

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3 J Se salaam Counctllor Umcomnteed Elected
4 Sandimpa SuIHm Councillor I1[anteted Elected
3 Ahhimije mluOk Ca'mikeflor Uwre-nineOkd Kef
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6 A Wiman C-Amboois Comokrillor Ilvicooksocd flox-Wd
7 Murmanmi Rm i CouncRllor 1nE.intafmtd Fleactcd

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5 fric ixaba Cnuincilor 152 Eleted
6, IhIRlolAd rthms t STr Councillor 149 Eleted
Slueleoe Coatlk C ounltor 141 Electd

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6 Amnlnnin p ekrkm Bolon Couillor 111 2 Ieocd
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My name is Aton Avila, I'm a
proud Belizean originally from
San Ignacio, Cayo, currently
residing in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
I read the STAR via the net, on
a regular basis and must
commend you guys on the
wonderful job you're doing.
Keep it up.
I read an article in the April
18th issue entitled 'From the
Prospective of a Female Artist'

by Belizean Artist Nehanda
Higinio and found it to be very
rare and intriguing.
I'd like to know if she has a
website I can visit, to check out
and perhaps purchase pieces of
her work.
Thanks for keeping us
informed and once again, keep
up the good work.
God bless,
Aton Avila
Brooklyn NY, USA

We Want To Take Back Control Of
Our Park
Dear Editor, and other personal possessions.
The majority of us living in Most of these incidents go
the Oscar Sabido Area are very unreported because of the level
much concerned about recent of mistrust that the community
criminal activities taking place has for the police.
in our area. Now we hear that Tams
There is a park in the Supermarket was held up and the
neighbourhood that should be proprietor robbed at gunpoint in
used for recreational purposes BROAD DAYLIGHT. What
but because of the lack of proper else should we expect?
lighting, the park is very dark Information circulating within
after sunset, the area indicates that a young
The park had some fancy lights man who was recently released
but these were destroyed a few from prison, and a former
weeks after they were installed, security Guard from Sacred
The park has become a Heart High School, are
dangerous place and so we do recruiting boys and organizing
not use it. criminal activities in the area.
This recreational facility is Those of us residing in the area
instead used as a hang out, weed are concerned about the fact
smoking spot every night by a that the police is not hearing
group of young boys and men. our pleas for assistance. We are
Those of us living in the area can also concerned that politicians
smell the aroma of burning are not hearing our cries for help.
marijuana from a distance We are asking the police to
because it saturates the air we please conduct frequent patrols
breathe, in the area as we are aware
There is a strong possibility that that instituting preventative
these weed smoking boys and measures is more desirable than
men are the ones destroying the expending time and energy in
light fixtures in the park so they apprehending criminals
can engage in their criminal We are asking the police to
ways under the cover of make regular visits in the area
darkness, from 8:00 p.m. onward.
Over the past two month, We call on political leaders
many are the children that have to PLEASE install adequate
been held up in this area. Their lighting in the park.
bicycles have been taken away. We the law abiding citizens of
Many women have been held this community want to feel save
up and relieved of their purses when we go to the store after
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sunset.. We want to see our
children using the park for its
intended recreational purpose.
There are times when we would
like to take our children to play
in the park. We would like to do
some walking around the park
but the presence of these men

Recognizing Loci
Dear Editor,
Please allow me space in your
newspaper to share an issue that
has been paramount on my mind
and one dominating many of my
recent conversations.
Competitive sports has been
on the back burner in Belize for
many years. We hear of a few
good athletes who emerge and
disappear just as quickly.
Many Belizeans will remem-
ber when Marion Jones won all
those medals in the Olympics as
she carried the Belizean flag in
her victory lap, showing her love
for this great country. We recall
with great pride our fervent
support for a woman who "put
Belize on the map". We were
so eager to support an
American-Belizean, but less
enthusiastically embrace one of
our own rising athletes, a born
and raised Belizean who has
adequately proven she is
competitive in her own rights!
Each year for Easter, North
American and several Central
American cyclists come to
Belize to take part in our Annual
Cross Country Cycling Classic.
I vividly recall 2003 and 2004's
winner Chris Harkey from the
U.S., and while we rallied for
him for his victory, how much
more would our joy have been
if it had been one of our own
From 1974 to 2007, 20
foreigners have dominated the
sport, riding across the finish line
either in first or second place.
Let us not forget, though,
Belizeans who have "shown up"
such as Ernest Meighan, Shane
Vasquez, and Michael Lewis.
These are a few of the Belizeans
who have patriotically

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prevent us from doing so.
We want to take back
control of our park and so we
are calling on the relevant
authorities to assist us in this
noble endeavour.
(Please Withhold My Name)
San Ignacio, 19th April 2010

STalent In Sports
participated as well to add to
the competitiveness of this
prestigious race.
In this list of great athletes,
does the name Shalini Zabaneh
ring a bell? Shalini has been an
able and strong competitor in
cycling for 5 years. And while
one may say that the field of
competitiveness is not as wide
in female cycling, Shalini came
from nowhere, and has certainly
carved her niche on the plaque
of that sport, entering as a rookie
among names that we had been
accustomed to hearing, joining
their ranks and surpassing their
efforts to win or place in our
My pressing issue is this. It
seems as though we recognize
talent but don't do much to
foster it. Shalini has shown
enormous potential in the
cycling world. She is consistent
and eager. She trains diligently
and often alone. We need to rally
behind a winner, someone who
has proven herself on the
national and international scene.
Let's send her to compete
internationally and bring honor
home. She is bursting at
the seams. Let's support her,
financially and emotionally,
recognizing the potential we
have simmering in our
midst. Belize has colossal talents
but it is up to us to maintain and
rally behind local athletes. It is
high time we recognize talents
right in our own back yards
instead of living vicariously
through many international
athletes we beckon to this great
Janel J. August
San Francisco, Calif., USA

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Press Release

Victory for CGA and its Members

The Court issued its ruling in the case of the Belize Citrus Growers Association Investment
Company Limited (BCGAICL) vs. Citrus Products of Belize Limited, Henry Canton, Banks
Holdings Limited. Frank Redmond and Michael Duncker. In her determination the Hon. Madam
Justice Minnet Hafiz-Bertram found the following:

"In my view, the Claimant being desirous of removing Henry Canton, Michael Duncker and
Frank Redmond and to replace them with Rosella Zabaneh, Denzil Jenkins and Antonio
Zabaneh. had an absolute right pursuant to Clause 9(1) of the Amended Investment Agreement
to inform the Directors by the letter dated the 10th day of July 2009 that the Claimant had
properly exercised its right to remove them as Directors of the CPBL."

"Accordingly, I disagree with the Second Defendant (Henry Canton) that he was duly appointed
by the First Defendant (BCGAICL) as a director of that Company and can only be removed as a
director of the Company in accordance with Articles of Association of that Company"

"Further, the court cannot help noticing the confusion which was created as a result of necessary
amendments that had to be made to the Articles of Association to incorporate the Investment
Agreement. The Company, Citrus Products of Belize Limited ought to seriously scrutinize the
Articles of Association, the Initial Investment Agreement and the Amended Investment
Agreement and make the necessary amendments to the Articles of the Association."

"Before addressing these provisions, I must consider the argument by the third Defendant (Banks
Holdings Ltd.) that his matter should have been submitted to Arbitration pursuant to Clause 30 of
the Investment Agreement and so the Claimant (BCGAICL) is therefore precluded from
pursuing this claim. In my view, Clause 30 is not applicable to the dispute before the court. The
Claimant is therefore, not precluded from pursuing this claim.

The Citrus Growers Association and its subsidiary Belize Citrus Growers Association
Investment Company Limited views this as a resounding victory and vindication of the position
it has held in this matter. It has the absolute right to remove and replace its directors and it did so
by letter on July 10h 2009. In the case of Dr. Henry Canton the ruling is clear that BCGAICL
does not have to appoint him and did in fact remove him by letter dated 10h day of July 2009.

Further the Court's comments on the need to clean up the articles of CPBL is further testament
that those individuals who were instrumental in crafting and spearheading the Investment
Agreement by not fully and properly implementing agreed recommendations put forward by the
Committee of Five has forced the CGA to incur much cost to ensure that the rights of Growers
under the Investment Agreement are preserved.

In the case of Banks Holdings Ltd. the Court findings clearly demonstrate that Banks Holdings
decision to undermine and not respect the rights of the CGA and its members in appointing its
directors was contrary to the Investment Agreement. The allegations made by Banks Holdings in
the media and in their petition to the Court, that this was a matter for arbitration and that the
CGA was going against the Investment Agreement by referring this matter to the Court, was
totally rejected. Also Banks Holdings' comments in the Barbados press that the CGA was acting
contrary to the Investment Agreement by removing Henry Canton as a director and taking this
matter to the Court is now baseless.

The CGA and its members look forward to continue exercising their rights under the Investment
Agreement and to providing the proper governance required to develop both the producer and
processing capacity of our Citrus Industry.
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Disaster Averted By Heroes Of The Hood

By Phyllis Lane, SANTA
ELENA TOWN, Cayo Received
on Thursday, April 22, 2010:
Just before midnight on
Saturday, April 17, an electrical
fire broke out in a Land Rover
parked inside the walled
courtyard at the Fox Club on
George Price Avenue in Santa
Elena, Cayo.
The fire started while the owner
and another tenant were soundly
sleeping and unaware of what
was happening, it did not go
unnoticed as Valerio "Junior"
Estrada who lives across the
street, smelled the heavy aroma
of burning rubber and he began
to investigate the origin. Most
fortunately, at the same time, the
Guzman brothers who lives next
door arrived with their friends
and heeded Junior's warning.
With last week's fire, only two
blocks away, still fresh in their
minds, they didn't hesitate, and
made a dash for the entrance
It took several precious
minutes of pounding on the gate
and yelling for the owner before
they were heard and the
magnitude of the situation was

The fire damaged Land Rover and 6 of the brave fire fighters
I rmal~ i fifT O mu

discovered, but once the gate
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and took control of the situation.
Using a hose from the faucet
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the heat enough to pop the
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Others threw water inside to
control that inferno, and it was
nothing short of a miracle they
were able to remove a full,
10-gallon tank of butane that
was at risk of exploding, and
would have incinerated every-
thing within the compound and

possibly the houses on both
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out, but exploding glass and
searing steam were still hazards
they withstood without any fear
or concern for their own safety.
When the Fire Department
arrived they let them finish the
job, but only smoke and sizzle
were left for them to fight.
The "heroes of the hood" had
saved the day, and sauntered on
home like it was something they
do every day. And as magnifi-
cently as they handled things, it
wouldn't be surprising if they do.
The whole neighborhood is

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Guzman Jesus "Tesoro"
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"Domestic Violence In The Golden Years"

WINdows From WINBelize
Women's Issues Newtork Belize
The call came into our office
at 10:25 A.M. I could barely hear
what she was saying, so I told
her to try to relax and speak a
bit slower. "Mi husband di beat
mi" was what I heard her
whispering on the telephone line.
I stopped for a second; I could
now recognize that I was
speaking to an elderly woman.
So I asked her if she had called
the Police, she told me that she
had done so several times and no
one had come to her aid. I
proceeded to ask her how old she
was and how I could assist her,
she told me she was eighty seven
and her husband was seventy
five. She told me she lived on
the Southside of the city and that
she had been dealing with abuse
for a number of years. The abuse
came because of her inability to
perform sexually as she was
diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Engaging in sexual intercourse,
she told me, could mean death
for her. After I got over the
initial shock of knowing that
women of all ages in Belize
have to deal with Domestic
Violence and that a seventy five
year old man was still sexually
capable, I gathered my thoughts
and proceeded to see what
could be done to assist this
I somehow felt an instant
connection with this woman; I
wanted to know her story. I
just could not imagine my
grandmother going through
domestic violence. Even
thinking about how easy it would
be for her to sustain injuries, she
was in her golden years, and
should be relaxing, enjoying
her life. I felt that from my

experiences in life this would be
one of the cases that would stand
out in my line of work. I asked
her for her address for I had to
intervene. After all, the Police
would not assist; perhaps they
had more pressing issues to deal
with. I was not afraid, besides a
seventy five year old man would
have a hard time putting his
hands up to me. So I got in my
car and drove to the house.
When I got there a frail, crying
and scared woman greeted me.
She had no family members in
Belize, no children; she was all
alone with this man. They had
been married for fifty years, he
was the "only man" she knew.
It is so unfair for this woman to
suffer for such reasons beyond
her control when in essence there
comes a time in a man's life
where he too becomes unable to
perform as per normal. It leaves
one to wonder if as women, even
in our golden years we have to
worry about our safety from the
very men we've lived to care for.
Should we call her years the
brass years? Surely does not
sound golden.
After this experience, I learned
that we are all vulnerable at
different times in our lives, I was
a victim myself. It was not
physical, but it was everything
else. If I got home from work
five minutes late I was cheating,
everything that was heard
about me was automatically
true and all my days became
unpredictable. The judge, jury
and court of public opinions
were in that one person. I did
not know who I would meet
home; sometimes I was scared
to go home, always thinking if
my partner would be in a
good or bad mood. I was the

breadwinner in the house, yet I
was subjected to emotional
and psychological abuse. Every
object dashed across the room
was my fault, I had to put on
reserve whatever I was feeling,
and I could not even get mad
without my partner getting more
upset than me. I did not leave
the relationship because of what
I was going through, I chose to
stay. I cannot tell you why I
stayed. I had all the information,
I knew where to go, who to call,
yet I did nothing.
Some women experience
domestic violence throughout
their lives or at different times
in their lives, while we are often
quick to judge women it is good
to be supportive and understand-
ing of their plights. Women stay
in domestic violence for
different reasons. Some women
are quick to brag that they don't

get beaten so they believe they
do not suffer abuse. There are
five different forms of abuse;
physical, financial, verbal,
emotional and sexual. While
some women experience varying
degrees of abuse, generally,
when one form of abuse exists,
it is coupled with other forms as
It is important for women to
know where they can
get assistance if they are
experiencing abuse. Women
should call the domestic violence
unit at 227-2222 and the
Women's Department at
227-7397. There is no reason
for women to suffer in silence,
abuse often turns deadly.
Anyone can be a victim of
domestic or family violence,
family background, age, race, or
economic status have very little
to do with ones vulnerability to
abuse. Speak out about abuse;
Silence has a price!

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U.S. Ambassador to Belize "Preaches to the Choir" at Galen University

Central Farm, Cayo, Tuesday,
April 20, 2010:
United States Ambassador to
Belize His Excellency Vinai
Thummalapally today visited
Galen University where he
spoke on the issues of climate
change and the United States of
America's role in international
efforts to develop methods to
manage the environmental
impact in the Western Hemi-
"It (climate change)
almost fools us as if it is
not happening." remarked the
university's Vice President
Planning, Mr. Marion
Cayetano, in his brief welcome
For his part Ambassador
Thummalapally spoke about the
upcoming 40th Anniversary of
Earth Day, April 22nd. (Galen
students will beparticipating in
this event by supporting the
Green Walk from San Ignacio
to Belmopan.) .
Ambassador Thummalapally
went on to say that, "In a small
way Ifeel like I'm preaching to
the choir," as he was very
impressed with the sustainable
practices already in place at
Galen University.
He particularly liked the
bioremediation system for solid
waste installed last semester.
This system is designed to
eliminate contamination of
ground water by sewage
discharge while using the
nutrients within the wastewater

U.S. Ambassador to Belize
H.E. Vinai Thummalapally
to grow ornamental plants.
As Galen's student body
grows, there are plans to
implement additional sustain-
able practices including solar
and wind power systems to
provide renewable energy for the
Ambassador Thummalapally
ended his presentation by
reminding us that the effects of
climate change "will not
discriminate between rich and
poor, will not make distinctions
between race and religions, and
will not leave any country
unaffected." More impor-
tantly, "he said "climate change
is a global issue and as such,
we all have a responsibility in
curtailing its effects."
At Galen, all students are
required to take a sustainable
development course and being
sustainable is one of the
foundations of the university.
Students in the Applications of
Sustainable Development course

this semester will present
their community projects on
Friday, April 23, 2010. These
Projects include Environmental
Education at St. Barnabas
Primary, Shop Green Initiative,
Dis Da Fi Wi Football HIV/
AIDS Education, San Ignacio
Oral History website and
The goal of these projects is
to offer students the unique

chance to interact with important
issues concerning Belize as they
leave with a learning experience
offered nowhere else but at
Galen University.
Also on Friday, April 23, Galen
University will be hosting a
forum with Horizon 2030 to
present our students' vision of a
"Green" 2030 Belize. Topics
include: energy efficiency,
poverty alleviation and general
sustainability practices.

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schedule for passenger buses
crossing the border to Chetumal,
Mexico, has been extended
from Monday to Sunday from
6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
The new schedule will allow
any type of passenger buses to
cross into Mexico any day of
the week, including Saturdays
and Sundays.
Buses arriving between 6:00
am and 9:00 am will be visually
checked by customs officers at
the Mexican border, while buses
crossing from 9:00 am to 7:00
pm will be scanned by the
Gamma Ray System that was
implemented at the beginning of
this year.
The extension of the time,
especially on weekends, will
facilitate the entrance of
Belizean buses and passengers
and at the same time it will
enhance security and safety for
visitors at the border between
Mexico and Belize.
The Embassy of Mexico also
reminds the public that Belizean
nationals DO NOT require visa
to travel to Chetumal or to any
other part of Mexico. In order
to cross the border, Belizeans
can use either their passport or
their visitor's card (FMVL).
Belizeans are encouraged to
apply for the FMVL card at the
Mexican Immigration office at
the border. The card makes the
entrance into Mexico faster and
allows traveling within Quintana
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Shish Caugh

Into One Of
Wednesday, April 21, 2010:
A San Ignacio man was today
arrested and charged with two
counts of theft and one count of
damage to property after he was
caught red handed breaking into
one of two vehicles.
At around 12:30 am on
Tuesday, April 20, San Ignacio
police were called out to
#18 Back Street, San Ignacio
Town, where Oliver Sedasey,
41, Belizean businessman
handed over a battered male
person he caught red handed
after breaking into his locked
gold color Ford Focus car with

Monday, April 19, 2010:
As San Ignacio police continue tc
crack down on the increasing
reports of burglary committee
within the twin towns another mar
stands accused, this time not foi
burglary, but for handling goods
reported stolen from the home of ar
American Professor.
Ron Wikins, 64, Americar
Professor of a Sankar Street address
in San Ignacio reported to police
that he departed Belize on April
6, 2010 enroute to Los Angeles,
California. He was only gone
for two days when he received
an email from an acquaintance
informing him that his house was
burglarized. He returned to
Belize two days later, on April
10, and confirmed that his house
was indeed burglarized and
that entry/exit was gained by
damaging the locks of two doors.
An inventory revealed the loss
of $12,730 worth of missing
property including several pieces
of electrical tools, a flat screen
Sony television set and an air
conditioning unit. All insured

t Red Handed Breaking
TiAio V hicles after receiving the call,
Tw o Vehicle police observed that the
accused had removed several
personal items from inside the
car including the vehicle's CD
player and other items that
Sedasey had, earlier that day,
p purchased in Spanish Lookout
valued at $791.00.
The man was identified as Ian
Shish, 25, Belizean labourer,
residing on the neighboring
Macal Street.
Further investigation
revealed that a grey Toyota
Ian Shish, 25 Hilux, belonging to Juan Ortiz,
San Ignacio/Santa Elena license 22, Belizean businessman also
plates 01054 which was parked of #18 Back Street, parked on
on the street in front of his house. the same street side in front of
Upon arrival, almost an hour the house, was broken into and

The Accused,
S Owen Alexande
Parham, 33
with RF&G Insurance.
Police investigation le
arrest, five days lat
Thursday, April 15, of
Alexander Parham
Belizean, unemployed of
Street address in Santa
Town. Asearch ofPerez'
led to the discovery of
conditioning unit and a c
which were positively id
by the professor as his pi
Further investigation
led to the recovery,
following day, Friday, A
of several pieces of el
tools including a skill s
electric drill and other

from a house also in Santa Elena.
The person found in possession of
these items reportedly told the
police that Parham visited his home
a few days earlier and told him that
he has completed a construction job
and was getting rid of the tools
which he offered for sale for $200.
In view of the lack of evidence
connecting him to the burglary,
Parham was merely arrested for two
r counts of handling stolen goods,
being one count for the items found
in his house on Thursday, April
d to the 15 and the other for the items
:er, on found at the other location the
Owen very next day, Friday, April 16.
i, 33, The accused appeared before
aPerez Magistrate Anna Rachel
E Elena Montejo on Monday, April 19
's house where he entered a not guilty
San air plea. He was offered bail in the
ompass sum of $5,000 and ordered to
entified return to court on Tuesday, May
property. 18, 2010. He was unable to meet
)n also bail and was transported to the
on the central prison in Hattieville.
pril 16,
saw, an
r items

personal property valued
a $1,251 were missing. The
investigation revealed that
entry into the Hilux was gained
by damaging the lock on the
passenger side of the vehicle.
After he was detained, the
accused led police to his house
nearby where the items stolen
from the Hilux were recovered.
The accused appeared before
Magistrate Anna Rachel
Montejo in San Ignacio's
magistrate court on Wednesday,
April 21, where he pled guilty
to the two counts of theft. He
was fined $505.00 on each count
one to be paid by May 31 and
the other to be paid by July 31,
in default of payment, 1 year
imprisonment. While he initially
pled guilty to the charge of
damage to property in relation to
the door lock on Juan Ortiz'
Hilux, the accused did not agree
with the facts as presented by
prosecutor George Gomez
consequently prompting Magis-
trate Montejo to enter a not
guilty plea. He was granted bail
in the sum of $1,000 and ordered
to return to court on Friday, May
14, 2010.

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