Title: STAR Newspaper
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Publisher: Alberto Orlando August
Place of Publication: Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize
Publication Date: July 4, 2010
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District, Friday, July 2, 2010:
San Ignacio police have
formally arrested and charged a
Santa Elena youth for keeping
and firing a gun found behind a
house in his neighborhood.
At around 11:50 p.m. on
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 just
as the evening shift was
preparing to wind down their
tour of duty for the day, a report
was received at the San Ignacio
police station regarding the
firing of gun shots on Hibiscus
Street in Santa Elena Town. The
shift commanding Corporal and
a team of policemen rushed to
the scene where they saw the
accused, Jesus De la Fuente, in
the company of a female.
Police reports that upon seeing
the police vehicle De la Fuente
reportedly ran behind a house


and into the darkness. He
reportedly emerged shortly
thereafter and was approached
by the police.
He was informed of the report
received and he denied any
involvement with the shots fired.
He was detained and searched.
Nothing incriminating was
found on his person. The yard
was likewise searched and again
nothing incriminating was
Notwithstanding, De la Fuente
was detained and transported to
the San Ignacio police station.
The following morning, he was
taken back to the scene where
a search, conducted in his
presence, led to the discovery
of a small black pistol of
unidentifiable brand and
serial number was found. The
gun, without a magazine, was

The youth,
Jesus De la Fuente, 23
found behind the house where
De La Fuente had momentarily
disappeared the previous night.

Jesus De La Fuente, 23,
Belizean laborer of a Hibiscus
Street address in Santa Elena
Town will be appearing in San
Ignacio's magistrate Court later
today, Friday, July 2, 2010
where he will be answering to
charges for possession of an
unlicensed firearm and discharg-
ing a firearm in public.

Belize Telemedia Limited
First To Answer The Call

Cayo District, Thursday, July
1, 2010:
Residents of Benque Viejo
Town today turned out in large
numbers to show their love and
appreciation to Belize Telemedia
Limited for being the first


utility company to answer their
calls for the reopening of the
company's branch office in
service to their community.
While natural infrastructural
expansion and the increased
delivery of goods and services

Cutting of the ceremonial ribbon, BTL Chairman Nestor
Vasquez (L) and Benque Viejo Town Mayor Nick Ruiz (R)

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First To Answer The Call
FrorontP agemembers of the local business
were unfolding across the community.
nation, the people of Benque The program of events began
Viejo Town naturally felt promptly at 2:00 pm with Mr.
short-changed when, between Rafael Marin serving as
2001 and 2003, they began to Master of Ceremony while
experience the closing down of Mr. Efrain Medina led the
utility branch offices in their gathering in the singing of the
community. This phenomenon National Anthem.
was unfolding while no one The opening prayer was
seemed to care about the delivered by Fr. John Robinson
resultant negative effects of this while the welcome address
roll back in services to the was delivered by Mrs. Dionne
people of this western most Miranda who proceeced to
municipality, introduce the staff of the new
Then three things happened; branch office.
First there was a change of Next at the podium
government in February 2008 was Chairman Nestor Vasquez,
followed by the March 2009 who expressed the company's
election and elevation of commitment for the expansion
then Councillor Nicholas Ruiz, of customer services while
a young, energetic and dynamic addressing the growing telecom-
individual to the post of Mayor munication needs of its valued
of Benque Viejo Town and then customers. Chairman Vasquez
there was the August 2009 ended his remarks by informing
repatriation of Belize Telemedia the gathering that "We are
Limited. counting on the support from
Immediately upon assuming the public and private sector to
command of municipal affairs in remain the #1 telecommunica-
Benque Viejo Town, Mayor tion company in Benque Viejo
Ruiz embarked on the mission Town, as we are in the rest of
to restore the direct provisions the country."
of goods and services to In delivering the keynote
the municipality. He began address Mayor Nicholas Ruiz
knocking on doors including that expressed gratitude to the Board
of Prime Minister Dean of Directors, Management and
Barrow. Staff of Belize Telemedia
Today Mayor Ruiz proudly Limited for blazing the trail as
stood before his people to the municipality progresses on
announce that, with the the journey of reasserting its
reopening of Telemedia's branch rightful national position.
office in Benque Viejo, his Speaking directly of the people
efforts and the wishes of the to Benque Viejo and surround-
people are finally beginning to ing communities, Mayor Ruiz
bear fruits, informed that "Now we will not
Officials from Telemedia have to travel to San Ignacio to
in attendance for today's get a simple PIN code, to do a
inauguration of the company's reconnection, or get internet
branch office in Benque Viejo services, you will now be able
Town included Mr. Nestor to do this in your own town."
Vasquez, Chairman of the Board Mayor Ruiz also expressed
of Directors, Mr. Anwar gratitude to Area Representative,
Barrow, Member of the Board Hon. Erwin Contreras and
of Directors; Mrs. Dionne Prime Minister Dean Barrow
Miranda, General Manager for for heeding the community's call
Customer Services; Mr. Rafael for its own utility branch offices.
Marin, Chief Information "Make no mistake" said Mayor
Systems Officer; Mr. Liston Ruiz "a change of Government
Hall, Districts Manager for has spelled a change of fortune
Customer Services and Mrs. for our town, and I take this
Lynette Canto, Director of opportunity, therefore, to
Public Relations as well as publicly thank the Prime
several other officials and Minister for assisting in the
members of staff including Mr. re-acquiring of our rightfully
Michael Augustus. deserved Telemedia branch
Other dignitaries in attendance office, thank you Prime."
included members of the Benque Mayor Ruiz continued by
Viejo Town Council as well as thanking the "new Telemedia

leadership and management for
being bold and doing the right
thing. The reopening of the
Telemedia branch office in
Benque is a clear indicator of
your commitment to your
Benque customers"
"Customer service, I gather,
is obviously one of the operat-
ing principles of the new,
unshackled Telemedia." said
Mayor Ruiz. He concluded by
issuing a challenge to other
utility companies and the banks
"It took a bit of time, but
Telemedia is back in Benque. I
hope that BWS, BEL and
Social Security will follow


"The Newspaper that
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42A Western Highway,
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Belize, Central America
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Publisher: Alberto August
Editor: Nyani Azueta-August
Circulation: Errol Gonzalez

Telemedia's example. Now, we
go after the banks" concluded
the Mayor.
The thank you address was
delivered by Mr. Liston Hall
who expressed the company's
"Muchas Gracias" for welcom-
ing Telemedia back into the
community as the company is
now better positioned to provide
a much increased level of
service to the community.
The ceremonial cutting of the
ribbon was done by Chairman
Nestor Vasquez and Mayor
Nicholas Ruiz followed by Mrs.
Miranda inviting attendants to
tour the refurbished facility
which comes equipped with a
customer service counter and
show room, staff offices,
kitchenette, exchange equipment
room and bathroom facilities.
Guests in attendance were
treated to refreshments and
entertainment by one of the
local marching bands.
Prior to the official
inauguration ceremony for the
new branch office, Mayor Ruiz,
accompanied by Telemedia
Directors and Executives
participated in the official
opening of a new bus stop
located at the entrance of the town
on George Price Boulevard. The
construction cost was financed
by Belize Telemedia Limited.

The new BTL bus stop at the town entrance

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Santa Elena Man Goes To Jail On
Allegations Of Carnally Engaging
With A Female Child Two Times ,

SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo District,
Tuesday, June 29, 2010:
A Santa Elena man was today arrested and
charged for two counts of carnal knowledge
reportedly committed against the same 13
year old Guatemalan child residing also in
Santa Elena Town. The first count was
allegedly committed sometime during the
month of December 2009 and the second
instance allegedly committed on Saturday,
June 26, 2010.
Police reports that on Sunday, June 27,
2010, the girl accompanied by her father
visited the police station where a formal
report was lodged. In a statement to the
police, the child informed that at around
11:00 a.m. the previous day, Saturday, June
26, she arrived at the home of an 18 year
old female acquaintance on Carillo Puerto
Avenue in Santa Elena to assist with house
cleaning chores.
The child further alleges that about an
hour and a half later, at round 1:30 p.m, a
male person, whom she knows as "Humes",
arrived at the house and shortly thereafter
he reportedly gave the 18 year old female a

$5 bill with instructions to purchase a fry
chicken. The child informed that while this
person was exiting the house on the errand,
she reportedly got up and was about to leave
when "Humes" reportedly closed the front
door. The child informed that she wanted to
leave because about six months earlier, in
the month of December 2009, this individual
reportedly had sex with her against her will
and that more recently, in fact three days
earlier, while she was the same house, this
same individual reportedly offered her $50
for sexual favors. On this second encounter
the girl reportedly refused, she immediately
left the house and returned home.
On this third occasion however, the child
informed that after closing the door
"Humes" reportedly grabbed her hands,
pulled her to a nearby bedroom and
proceeded to have sexual intercourse with
her against her will. The child further
reported that after the forced sexual
encounter, "Humes" reportedly placed a
cellular telephone on the bed and told her
that she could have it and that she should
not tell anyone about the encounter and that

The Accused,
Timothy Humes, 35

if she did, he would kill her and her father.
On Tuesday, June 29, the suspect
identified as Timothy Humes, 35, Belizean
laborer of a New Area address in Santa Elena
Town was formally arrested and charged for
the crime of carnal knowledge. He appeared
before San Ignacio's Magistrate Anna Rachel
Montejo, that same day, where no plea was
taken. He was denied bail and remanded to
the Hattieville prison and is scheduled to be
brought back in court on Tuesday, August
31, 2010.

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Drug/Gang Violence Casts Shadow

Over Upcoming Elections In Mexico

BY- Julian Miglierini
BBC News, Mexico City
Rodolfo Torre was killed as
he campaigned to be governor
in Tamaulipas
Sunday is election day in
more than a dozen Mexican
states, with voters set to choose
governors, state deputies and
Attention will not just be on
the results but on how polling
day unfolds given the wave of
violence that has marred
campaigning in some areas.
Mexico's powerful drug gangs
have been blamed for much of
the violence, a sign, according
to some, of the growing
influence of organised crime in
the country.
For months, candidates in
many of the 14 states holding
elections have complained of
intimidation by alleged criminal
gangs that has forced them to
adopt special security measures
and limit their campaigning in
high-risk areas.
In areas of the country
worst-hit by the drugs conflict,
which has left some 23,000
people dead since late 2006,
political parties admit they have
found it hard to find citizens
willing to run for office.
One person ready to stand was
Rodolfo Torre Cantu of the
Institutional Revolutionary
Party (PRI), who was favourite

to be elected governor in
the north-eastern state of
Mr. Torre had spoken about his
priority, if elected, to boost
security in Tamaulipas, a key
battleground between two
powerful gangs, the Gulf Cartel
and the Zetas, over drug-smug-
gling routes into the US.
But on 28 June, gunmen
ambushed a convoy carrying Mr
Torre and his team, shooting him
and four of his aides dead.
Mr Torre's murder the
highest-profile political killing in
Mexico since the assassination
of presidential candidate Luis
Donaldo Colosio in 1994 has
deepened concerns over how
Mexican democracy is suffering
at the hands of organised crime.
Violence has started to form part
of the daily landscape of Mexico
Lorenzo Cordoba Electoral
expert, UNAM
"There is an escalation in the
influence of the drug cartels in
Mexican politics," says
Lorenzo Cordoba, electoral
expert from the National
Autonomous University of
Mexico (UNAM).
Many see the threats
and intimidation of this year's
election campaigns as evidence
of how Mexico's drug conflict
has permeated into the political
"Almost all members of my
campaign team have received
dozens of calls," Xochitl
Galvez, a candidate for
governor of the state of Hidalgo,
told the BBC recently.
The callers "identify them-
selves as members of organised
crime", she added.
The head of the National
Action Party (PAN), Cesar
Nava, also said recently that
many of his party's candidates
had received threats which he
attributed to the Zetas.

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A mayoral candidate for the PAN
in Tamaulipas was killed in an
attack in May.
The violence has reignited the
debate about President Felipe
Calderon's decision to take on
the cartels and deploy thousands
of troops in violent hotspots.
The candidates on the ground
have meanwhile learned to take
extreme precaution when out
trying to win votes.
Take for example the northern
state of Chihuahua, where
Ciudad Juarez Mexico's most
violent city is located.
The state's electoral institute
was forced to ask for extra
protection for candidates who
are afraid of campaigning in
areas like the valley east of
Juarez, a crucial drugs route into
neighboring US territory.
Jorge Abraham Ramirez,
the PRI's candidate for
state legislator in Ciudad
Cuauhtemoc, in central Chihua-
hua, says that he has taken
special security measures on
the campaign trail.
"We do not make our daily
schedule public, and many
times we use decoys. We

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announce we are heading for
one place and then carry it out
it another," he told the BBC.
Alex Lebaron, a fellow
candidate in Nuevas Casas
Grande, Chihuahua, told the
BBC that his team had decided
not to hold rallies during the
evening and that they kept a low
profile when canvassing some
Many in Mexico think that
local elections are the perfect
chance for the drug gangs to flex
their muscles mayors control
local police forces and, by
being in charge of specific
territory, are valuable targets for
the cartels' pressure tactics.
Concern is now focused on
how violence could disrupt
election day and dissuade
voters from going to the polls.
The federal authorities say
they will deploy extra security
forces to make sure the election
goes according to plan and
that safety for voters can be
Electoral officials sound
"Many said we would 't
find enough people to man the
ballot stations around the
state," says Fernando Herrera
Martinez, president of the
Chihuahua electoral institute.
"But we are ready, 100%, to
hold the election."
But the violent campaign,
electoral export Lorenzo
Cordoba believes, shows how
Mexicans citizens have become
all too used to news of drug-
related crime.
"It's a regrettable scenario, in
which the violence has started
to form part of the daily
landscape ofMexico," he says.

Hon. Rene Montero Is The New ProsTempore

President of CAC And OSPESCA
BELMOPAN CITY, Cayo announced on Friday, June 25, Agriculture and Fisheries, will
District, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 and will run six months be hosting all regional meetings
2010: from July 1 to December 31, for the next six months while
Belize's Minister ofAgriculture 2010. Minister Montero will Minister Montero serves as the
and Fisheries, Hon. Rene simultaneously be serving as the Pro-Tempore President of these
Montero, will be serving as the Pro-Tempore President of the two regional bodies. It is
Pro-Tempore President of the Central American Council for anticipated that all such signed
Central American Council on Fisheries (OSPESCA) projects and agreements will be
Agriculture (CAC). With these two appointments, of benefit to all countries in
The appointment was Belize, through the Ministry of Central America.
Belize Represented At The 2010

International Food Show In Taiwan

TAIPEI, Republic of China
(Taiwan), Tuesday, June 29,
A three-member delegation
returned to Belize on Tuesday,
June 29, 2010 after attending
the 20th International Food
Show held in Taipei, Republic
of China (Taiwan).
The Belizean delegation
included Mr. Brian Lin,
Investment Promotion Officer
from BELTRAIDE (Belize
Trade and Investment Develop-
ment Service; Mrs. Marie
Sharp from Marie Sharp's Fine
Foods and Mr. Mervin Skeen
from Bel-Mer Winery.

During the four-day exposition,
the Belizean delegation partici-
pated in various activities
organized by the Embassy of
Belize to the Republic of China
(Taiwan) and the Central
America Trade Office (CATO).
The activities included
meetings with local trade and
business representatives to
discuss business opportunities
for Belizean exporters: Official
sampling of Marie Sharp's
pepper sauces at a cooking show
as well as the sampling of
Bel-Mer wines by local wine
connoisseurs. The delegation
also participated in a radio

The event afforded Belize the
opportunity to showcase an
array of local products which
included, among many others,
Marie Sharp's fine peppers,
jellies and BBQ sauces as well
as Hot Mama's pepper sauces,
Traveller's Liquors products,
L&R Lemonades, Gallon Jug's
Organic Coffee and Maya
Coffee Liquor.
Belize's participation was
made possible through the
sponsorship of the Government
of the Republic of China
For further information on the

Minister of Agriculture and
Fisheries, Hon. Rene Montero

Belize delegation's participation
at the 2010 Taipei International
Food Show, please contact the
Belize Embassy in the Republic
of China (Taiwan) at email
CATO is a local Commercial
Office that assists the Embassy of
Belize with its trade and
investment promotion efforts in
the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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Junior Management Trainees

BWS is seeking a limited number of bright young individuals willing to undergo training, development and
hands-on experience for a one-year programme as Management Trainees in the areas of Engineering,
Operations, Customer Services, Finance and Administration.

Applicants should have a Bachelors Degree in an appropriate discipline, and exhibit good aptitude, attitude and
leadership potential. Trainees will receive a reasonable salary and a variety of training, both practical and
theory. No previous management or supervisory experience is necessary. A good working knowledge of
computer software will be an asset. Applicants must be willing to travel and be posted in different district
branches during the programme.

If you are interested please send your application letter quoting "Junior Management Trainee"along with
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The Ruling On The Maya Land Case Can

Produce Severe Consequences On Belize

By: Wellington C Ramos

The Mayas are the indigenous
people of southern Mexico,
Belize, Guatemala Honduras
and El Salvador numbering
about seven million people with
cultural differences such as the;
Yucatec, Kekchi and Mopan.
These differences led to several
conflicts and division of land and
territories in the region.
Belize is a small country
located between Mexico and
Guatemala both populated with
millions of Maya Indians.
Guatemala has a long history
of human rights abuses against
these people leading to
thousands of Mayas migrating
from Guatemala to Belize estab-
lishing new settlements even up
current times.
While the Mexican
government is not as harsh
towards these indigenous
people, the relationship between
these people and the Mexican
government is strained espe-
cially with those who live in the
province of Chiapas.
Centuries ago, the Mayas in
Mexico and the Aztecs fought
against each other and after the
Mayas were defeated many of
them fled to Belize adopting
Belize as their new homeland.
I am afraid that the recent
Supreme Court ruling in Belize
will open the flood gates for
more Maya Indians to come
from Guatemala, El Salvador
and Mexico into Belize eventu-
ally over populating the country
of Belize at the expense of the
other Non Maya Belizeans who
are still trying to get a small
house lot or farm land but are
being denied daily.
When the British occupied
Belize in 1638 they fought
against the Spaniards in several
battles which ended with the
Battle of St. Georges Caye on the
10th day of September 1798. In

the days of colonialism the game
was that if you lost the war
you lost the land and everything
on it hence the reason why
colonized countries are experi-
encing today's challenges.
As a Garifuna, I will urge my
people to seriously consider a
class action law suit against the
Government of St. Vincent & the
Grenadines and Great Britain
for forcefully occupying and
removing our ancestors from our
native homeland St. Vincent on
the 11th March 1797 to other
islands and the island of Roatan
in Honduras.
Not only were our people
forced from their homeland but
they were packed on several

ships like cargo and dropped off
on several other islands along
the way unknown to them and
separated from their families.
Their original names were
changed to Spanish names to
avoid any trace of their relatives
and they carry these label titles
up to this day. Hence the reason
why Gariftmuna people today carry
surnames like Gonzalez, Nunez,
Ramirez, Martinez, Bermudez,
Chavez, Gutierrez, Rodriguez,
Flores, Garcia and others,
The British encouraged the
Garifuna to inhabit southern
Belize which at the time was
sparsely populated by the Maya
Indians. They gave the Garifuna
people large parcels of land

which they called "Carib
With this recent ruling the
Mayas can now question the
legality of this action on the
part of the British as a test case.
If the court rules that the British
occupied Belize unlawfully and
had no right to grant land to the
Garifuna people then the "Carib
Reserves" could be given back
to the Maya people.
This ruling is taking the
country and people of Belize
backwards rather than forward
and it will benefit those Mayas
who were not even born in
Externally, this ruling plays
right into the hands of the
Guatemalan government with
its long standing territorial
dispute with Belize. Guatemala
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PLBL LC' TLITTF-S Public Utilities Commission (PUC) PUBLIC UTILITIES
aUmN'4 '." 'o i DN
In exercise of the powers conferred upon iL generally by Sections 3. 6, 7 and 22 of the Belize
Teleco'mmunicalions Act, No. 16 of 2002, and Sections 32 and 48 of the Public Utilities
Commission Act, Chapter 223 of the Laws of Belize, and all other powers thereunto enabling, the
Public Utilities Commission (hereinufter referred to as "the Comnminioni") hereby serves Notice this
day, June 30, 2010, to the general public that the Commission intends to make certain amendments
to the Belize Teleconnwnidaklons General Order (Interconnecton, Infrastructure Sharing,
International Access) No. I of 2010, and the Belize Telecommunications Interconnection and
Infrastructure Sharing Regulations Order, 2010 that were issued by the Commission on February
12, 2010.
Reasons for Intended Amendments:
The Coinu issioni intends to make the proposed amendments to provide for the better iiplemient.al ion
of the objectives of the Belize Telecommunications Act and for better regulation and control of the
telecommunications sector in the public interest.
Intended Amendments:
The Commission intends to make amendments to the Orders to the following effect:
a) To provide that no Lice-eiLee shall tie allowed unrestricted access to any net oik or facility for the
provision or receipt of international telecommunications services, in order to prevent the pnrvision
of telecommunications services in Belize by persons or companies not licensed to provide such
services in Belize.
b) To clarify various sections or provisions in the said Orders which, according to comments
received from interested persons, have been a source of con fusion or misinterpretation.
c) To expand and clarify the rate setting methodoklgy or methodologies for the fixing of charges
related to interconnection and iifraslnictiire sharing.
The deadline for comments to be received from members of the general public, including licensees,
is July 7, 2010.
Comments may be made:
a) in writing and delivered to die PUIC at:
Public Utilities Commission
41 GaboLLrel Lane. Belize City
P. 0. Box 300
b) by emuil to the PUC atl:
infoipiuc bz
Intended Date of Intended Amendments:
The Conunission intends to make the amendments to the Orders on July 12, 2010.
Inued by the Public Utlities Commi'nUon n June ,30 2010h

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Reports on activities for June 2010

Belize's Minister of Health attends the
signing of Mesoamerican Health Initiative

Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo
Marin attended the launch of the
Mesoamerican Health Initiative
2015 held in Mexico City on June
16th, 2010.
Belize has an opportunity to
benefit from a combined donation
of $150 Million dollars donated by
the Spanish Government and the
Carlos Slim and Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation to benefit
people in Central America threat-
ened by preventable or curable

Mexican President, Felipe
Calderon commented at the
official launch that this initiative
will also compliment the fulfillment
of the Millennium Development
The event was attended by
Bill Gates, of Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation; among others
including the Ministers of Health of
Panama and Costa Rica.
The Mesoamerican Health
Initiative will finance five projects
focused on vulnerable groups.

Ministry of Health, Belize Natural Energy

and Project C.U.R.E. donates to the

Western Regional Hosi


Soon after Cabinet gave approval
for the Ministry of Health to enter
into an Agreement with the World
Organization of Renal Therapies
(WORTH) to establish dialysis
units, a Memorandum of Under-
standing was signed on June 3rd,
2010 at the Lion's Den in
Belize City between WORTH, the
Ministry of Health and the Karl
Heusner Memorial Hospital and La
Loma Luz Adventist Hospital.
The signing of the Memorandum
of Understanding will launch
a series of historic activities
leading up to the establishment

of haemodialysis services at
the Karl Heusner Memorial
Hospital in Belize City and at the
La Loma Luz Adventist Hospital in
Santa Elena, Cayo.
Through the collaboration of
WORTH, a total of eight (8)
haemodialysis machines will soon
be brought into the country.
A task force has been established
to follow through on the
establishment of the units at both
hospitals. A timeline has been
developed to this end with the
official opening of the units in
September 2010.

The Ministry of Health along with
the National Council on Ageing
launched its "Senior Steps:
Dancing for Health Project" on
Tuesday June 1st in Belmopan.
The Senior Steps programme
aims to promote active and healthy
lifestyles for older persons. It will
not only involve dancing, but also
educational sessions on nutrition
and healthy eating practices, which
together will help to improve the
quality of life for all participants.

Official opening ceremony for
the new Emergency Wing of the
Western Regional Hospital in
Belmopan was held on Monday
June 14, 2010.
The Ministry of Health and
Belize Natural Energy teamed up
with Project C.U.R.E. to ship
BZ$800,000 in medical supplies to
Belmopan's Western Regional
Project C.U.R.E.'s Philanthro
Travel Program visited Belize as
part of the initiative whose main
patron is the Global Ambassador for
Special Olympics and Special
Envoy for Women and Children,
Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow.

The initiative stems from a
partnership created between
Ministry of Health and Project
C.U.R.E. in 2005 to deliver
containers of medical supplies
and equipment to Belize. Project
C.U.R.E. has reached more than
120 countries worldwide.
The New Emergency Wing
consist of a "state of the Art"
Accident & Emergency Department
and two new operating theatres.
Since 2005, Project C.U.R.E. has
been working with health partners
in Belize and has delivered an
estimated BZ $9 million in supplies
and other medical equipment to
hospitals throughout the country.

The project hopes to encourage
older persons to take better control
of and maintain good health.
It will encourage them to
understand and apply health
information, be self-motivated, have
a desire to improve their own health
and also actively participate in
programs through dancing.
The Program was officially
launched in Belmopan City and
Corozal where the pilot project will
be running simultaneously.

Current Status of Dengue Cases in Belize

As the rainy season approaches,
there is an expected increase in
the number of Dengue cases
throughout the country.
Current statistical information
compiled at the Ministry of Health
shows that since January of this
year there have been a total of 28
dengue cases confirmed. However,
throughout the country a total of
240 persons consulted and were
classified as suspect cases, a
significant decrease compared to
last year when for the same period
(January to June) 1,457 suspected
cases were recorded.
This year, of these suspect cases
60% correspond to Belize District.
The Cayo District accounts for 25%

of the suspected (clinical) cases this
year. The other districts have just
reported sporadic cases.
In the month of April the Belize
District experienced an increase of
suspect dengue cases but the
weekly number has tapered off.
Of all the suspected clinical cases
that attend the public health
facilities 70% get tested.
It must also be noted that of the
samples tested, 16.5% are reported
as positive for dengue.
The public is being requested to
make every effort to reduce the
breeding sites around the home.
Ministry of Health
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(L-R) Ministry of Health, CEO, Dr. Peter Allen,
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She Did It
A woman was telling her friend "And what was he before you
"It was I who made my married him?" asked the friend.
husband a millionaire after I The woman replied, "A multi-
married him." millionaire".
Madly In Love
After a lengthy quarrel, Jane Without missing a beat the
turned to her husband and said, husband replied: "Yes, dear,
"You know, Iwas afoolwhen I but I was so in love that didn't
married you." even notice it."
Money Talks

Shortly after the wedding
rehearsal, John the groom
approached the pastor with an
unusual offer:
"Look, pastor, I'll give you
this $100 if you'll change the
wedding vows. When you get to
the part where I'm supposed to
promise to LOVE, HONOR,
her FOREVER' I'd appreciate
it if you'djust leave that out."
He gave the pastor the $100 bill
and walked away satisfied.
On the day of the wedding,
when it came time for the
groom's vows, the pastor looked

John in the eye and said: "Will
you promise your undying
LOVE, total HONOR and
that you will OBEY your
Wife's every command and
wish, serve her breakfast in bed
every morning for the rest of
your life and swear eternally
before God, this entire Church
and your lovely Wife, that you
will not ever even look at
another woman for as long
as you both shall live?"
John gulped, looked around,
and said in a tiny voice, "Yes"
"Say it louder so that the
entire church can hear you"

demanded the pastor. we had a deal."
"YES, I WILL" shouted John. The pastor put a $100 bill into
John then leaned toward the the John's hand and whispered:
pastor and hissed: "I thought "She made me a better offer."
Dearest Wife

There was this couple from
Canada, who decided to go to
Miami Beach for a few days to
thaw out during one particularly
cold winter.
The airlines have crazy
frequent flyer rules, and the wife
ended up on a flight the day
after her husband.
The husband made it down to
Florida and arrived at his hotel.
Upon getting to his room, he
decided to open his laptop and
send his wife back in Canada an
email. Unfortunately, he didn't
notice he had misspelled his
wife's email address.
In South Carolina, a widow
had just returned from the
funeral of her husband, a Meth-
odist pastor of many years, who

Submitted By: Candy Gonzalez
Thursday, July 1, 2010:
This week, members of the
Belize Coalition to Save Our
Natural Heritage met to elect an
Executive Council and formulate
outreach plans.
The Coalition's first priority
is to ensure that people are
informed about the issues
associated with offshore oil
drilling and oil exploration and
exploitation in protected areas
as well as to keep the members
engaged and informed.
The ultimate goal of the
Coalition is to get a ban on
all offshore oil drilling and a
ban of all oil exploration and
exploitation in protected areas.
Thus far, over forty groups
have joined the Coalition.
Coalition members have been
traveling to different places
to give information on the
scientific, socio-economic and
legal issues involved.
Petitions are being signed,
online surveys are being filled
out and t-shirt sales are raising
awareness and needed funds for
the coalition (T-shirts are now
available at Oceana, Healthy
Reefs Initiative, and Program
for Belize offices in Belize City).
Out-district sales will follow
You can help by making

had been called to glory just a
few days earlier. She decided to
check her email because she was
expecting to hear from relatives
and friends.
Upon reading the first email,
she let out a loud scream, fainted
and fell to the floor.
The woman's son rushed into
the room and found his mother
on the floor.
He glanced up at the
computer screen and saw the
following email message: To
My Loving Wife: I've just been
checked in. Everything has
been prepared for your arrival
here tomorrow. Looking
forward to seeing you then.
Your Devoted Husband.
PS. It sure is hot down here.

sure you have filled out
the online survey at:
www. surveymonkey. com/s/
MC2W9ND and by signing the
petition and reviewing the in-
formation on at: http://
groups.google. com. bz/group/
Those elected to the Executive
Council are:

Chairperson: Giovanni
Brackett, (COLA)

Co-Vice Chairpersons:
Audrey Matura Shepard,
(OCEANA) and Edilberto
Romero, (APAMO)

Secretary: Candy Gonzalez
Belize Institute ofEnvironmen-
tal Law and Policy (BELPO)

Treasurer: Anna Hoare,
Belize Audubon Society (BAS)

Other Executive Council
members include: Belize
National Trade Union Congress,
Belize Tourism and Industry
Association, Healthy Reefs
Initiative and the World Wildlife
For more information or to
request a presentation contact
the Coalition at:
664-3771 (COLA),
223-7266 (APAMO) or

Honoring Celeste Sanchez

While she is still alive, we would like to honor a very special
lady and, at the same time, let the community know that she
needs our assistance.
Dedicated and very caring, these are two of the many
outstanding qualities of Celeste Sanchez. Because of her great
love for young people, Celeste dedicated 25 years to a career in
psychiatric therapy and teaching children with learning problems,
special needs and retardation.
Celeste, who grew up in Cuba, became a Belizean citizen after
falling in love with Belize. She dedicated some time as a
volunteer at San Ignacio General Hospital providing therapy for
children, often giving free service for those of modest means.
Known to many for the wonderful bread she sold and for the
children and junior youth classes she taught at the Santa Elena
library, she made friends with many people.
Unfortunately, our dear friend now has kidney failure and is in
URGENT need of a kidney transplant. The good news is that
she has someone willing to donate a kidney to her. In order to
save this precious life, more funds need to be raised for the
operation, medical expenses including the operation. Any
caring person wishing to contribute to these expenses may do so
by depositing to the account # 1832479 of Scotiabank. Such
contributions, small or large, will be graciously received with
prayers for blessings of the donors and many thanks to all. Only
$4,000. more is needed!!

Belize Coalition To Save Our Natural

, Heritage Forms Executive Council I

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Sacred Heart College Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, June 30, 2010:
Sacred Heart College in San
Ignacio, Cayo is celebrating her
50th anniversary under the
It is recalled that Sacred Heart
College was the first secondary
institution established in western
Belize on the 1st of July 1960
by its founders, Bishop Robert
Hodapp and Rev. Fr. Facundo
Castillo of the Roman Catholic
Church. Also playing a key
role in the expansion of
the institution was the Most

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.... .. ." .. .

Reverend Osmond Peter
Martin, retired Bishop of Belize
who was instrumental in the
relocation of the school to its
present location in 1972.
Over the last 50 years,
the college has produced 3,750
High School graduates and
805 Tertiary level or 6th Form
graduates. The Associates
Degree Programme was
introduced in 1999.
The mission of the institution
is: "To develop the intellectual,
physical, moral and spiritual
values of students regardless of
race, color, creed or sex." The
guiding motto of the school is:

"Heart of Jesus fount of
Sacred Heart College is
managed by a Board of
Governors whose Chairman is
Mr. Daniel Guttierrez and
administered by a President, Dr.
Cynthia Eve Aird.
The 50th Anniversary will be
commemorated by a special
Mass of Thanksgiving on July
1, at 6:00 pm on the grounds of
the campus. The mass will
be celebrated by the Most




Reverend Dorrick Wright,
Bishop of the Diocese of
Belize and Belmopan and the
Reverend Fr. Noel Leslie, Vicar
An Anniversary Ball (with
music provided by Gilharry 7
and Sonido Magico) will be
held on Saturday, July 3 at the
San Ignacio Resort Hotel.

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High School and Junior College Levels:

Deadline for Application:

July 9, 2010.

Remuneration: Based on qualifications and experience, and in accordance with salary scales approved by the Ministry of

Interested persons should send application letters along with an updated resume, and the names and contact information
(email addresses and phone numbers) of 3 references. Applications should be sent to:

The Secretary (President's Office)
Board of Governors
Sacred Heart College
P.O. Box 163
San Ignacio, Cayo

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1 Biology/Integrated Science Teacher
1 Principles of Accounts/Principles of Business Teacher

Minimum Qualification: Bachelors Degree in Subject
Area with a Background in Education. Teaching
experience would be an asset.

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b'(TII You Hoocp &i Lui Iickyh1 Numbers~7

March 22- April 20
The coming week could be a
tough one for you. You may
have to fight tooth and nail to
maintain semblance at work.
Staff, subordinates may appear
argumentative and unhappy.
This is one good phase if you
want to make a fresh clean start
with respect to your personal
life. Lucky Numbers: 03, 24,

April 21 to May 21
You work towards enhancing
positive aspects of your person-
ality and personal grooming.
Success at work gives you a
sense of satisfaction. Don't
bank too much on any travel
or a higher studies related
opportunity abroad as it may not
work out.Lucky Numbers: 16,
44, 72.

May 22 to June 21
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long-term goals in mind while
interacting with people in
authority.Lucky Numbers: 05,
27, 95.

June 22 to July 23
You are likely to take on all
aspects of life with vigour as you
are now seeking tangible results.
You also have a more practical
edge to your efforts. Be cautious
as life often throws surprises
when we move with outcomes
predetermined in our heads.
Lucky Numbers:18, 32, 78.

July 24 to August 21
Solving a financial riddle seems
to be your priority. You seek new
avenues of income generation
and possibly take a re-look at old
projects that you had given up
on. Expenses also mount. Keep
your expectations from people
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.A. August 22
to September 21
It is likely to be a good
week ahead. You could be in a
pleasant frame of mind, which
results in increased productivity
at work and better creativity.
This ensures that you make
rapid strides at work and
your reputation raises a notch
higher. Those looking for better
opportunities could get lucky.
Lucky Numbers: 04, 33, 69.

September 22 to
October 23
You can strike gold if you
realise that it is best to work with
available resources than to wait
for things to work out according
to you. You will stand to gain if
you reach out to other people
genuinely. Not only does it earn
you goodwill, you will establish
life-long associations with some
people. Lucky Numbers: 28,
47, 62.

October 24 to
November 21

You get ample opportunities to
rejuvenate yourself. Many
mentally challenging situations
have left you drained out over
the last few weeks. At work,
focus on your strengths and not
your rivals. Those working in the
field of art, cinema, beauty and
poetry will do well. Lucky
Numbers: 08, 50, 98.

November 22 to
" December 21
The coming week will require
you to be sharp, focused and
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December 22 to
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Now is the time when you strike
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Numbers:02, 45, 81.

January 21 to
February 19
Things at work may not be to
your liking but you are not
unhappy altogether. Look at this
as a learning phase while you
think of a prospective job
change. Make sure that your
language is not abrasive
while interacting with people,
especially with loved ones.
Interest in spirituality may
increase. Lucky Numbers:15,
49, 82.

February 20 to
March 21
The coming week brings with it
company of people who are
warm and give you that much
required emotional support.
Take a break from everyday
monotony. You are able to
detach from your personal
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BEL Responds to Amandala Editorial on

Illegal Electrical Connections

The June 27, 2010 edition if the AmandaJa Editorial titled "Proft & People" discuses Belize
Eletricity Uimited (BEL) not doing "business with Krenandala" and the reorent eleLrocution
of a BelIze City resident. BEL finds It very disappolntirng that the Publsher ofArmandata would
usathe tragle and unfortunate death of a citizen to try to stir public sentiment against the
company, because Amamndaa Is not happy with the medium that BEL uses to advertise.

Thetragcelectrocutlon that occurred wasseemInglya resultof an Illegal electrical onnnwi m
In an unplanned part of Belize City that has no roads or Infrastructure.

Illegal connections are an unsafe practice and as this case showed, It can be deadly. The
compa ny is veryconcerned about the safety of the public and repeatedly ac~vses of the dangers
of illegal connections.

Within the past year, BEL has spet over $5 miriion on projects to emrnd power to areas %wdi
as the CE Site and BeIamia Phase IV areas In lei[ze Cty. These projects are scheduled for
conplietion by tie end of 2010 and In 2011, respectively. BEL COntiniues to work with the
Gown'vint to axlerd power to sev al oth rtommunities across the country. However, before
EL carn Install elemtrical infrastructure, there must already be roads In a property surveyed
area. The Government of Belize has been doing its part to comptet these activities.

In ts editorial, Amnrrnada expalned and we quote rAt IKemamd ma we have to py ourhMs
or we wtI es to ex W fthave to seek profi o thBtat we c ow ttaki the Itec ogy to
make ui compettI~w."

Kramandala f 6it.

No Business cain sufrve by losing money. BEL is an essential service, and pehaps even more
than Kremandala, the managermrent of BEL has a responsibility to ensure that the company
can pay Its bills and make a proft to be able to contlnue to improve its technology and provide
an acceptable level of service.

Asa responsible company, BEL wII continue to discourage Illegal connections and ernorages
Amandata to do the same. BEL will also continue to work with the Govenrnment In extending
safe power supply to as many communities as possible.


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Class Of Sac
Let Them Who Have J
palmam qui meruit ferrat
BY: Hernan Ochaeta Sr.,
Hangout El Che, Coronation
District, Thursday, July 1,
Sacred Heart College, with its
humble beginnings on Hudson
Street in San Ignacio in 1960,
is now closing its anniversary
Now secure in its present
location, it begins its next 50-year
cycle at the end of which, it
is hoped, it will have made
significant and positive contribu-
tions towards the economic and
social liberation of the human
person, instilling and insisting in
all those with whom it comes in
contact the values of self-help,
hard work, fairness and the ever
elusive social justice. In this
regard, our most sincere best
wishes will be part of this
important j ourney.
The year 1964 was most
crucial and decisive in the life of
Sacred Heart. It was the year
when the first class would be
graduating after sitting the
all-important overseas examina-
tions, at that time the General
Certificate of Education (GCE).
Four years had gone into the
preparation of the first graduating
class for the GCE. The results
of these examinations, it was
confided, would determine
whether the school qualified for
government assistance or not.
Teachers, especially Belizean,
were aware of the challenge. And
they did not possess any fancy
degrees. They were three in
number earning at the most
$110.00 monthly.
One of those three prepared
the Fourth Formers in Latin
and Spanish, the other did Math-
ematics and for a short period
English History and the third was
responsible for English Language,
English Literature and ended with
the English History course. The
Pastor taught the Scripture course,
assisted by a Papal Volunteer.
The results rendered by that first
Fourth Form gave the school
the recognition it needed to earn
government's financial assistance.
And what a group they were! A
small class consisting of great
Their graduation was held at the
now demolished Continental
Theatre in San Ignacio, attended

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-re H ear Colleg 19and oratorical contests went
Won the Palm Bear It Waight and Chief Information national. Great and high were the
Officer Rudy Castillo. expectations when Sacred Heart
by parents, relatives and other Apart from preparing for travelled to Corozal for one of
family guests and school invitees. graduation, of course, and GCEs, these and returned noisy and
Another significant event in 1964 the class of 1964 had taken part jubilant when the school won
was that it was the year when our in sporting activities, especially the oratorical contest with
country attained Self Government. football, volleyball and basketball "Government Is Everybody's
The first graduating class was as well as elocution and oratori- Business". Such was life in the
addressed by Premier George cal contests held at the former early years.
Price. Present for the happy Sacred Heart School and the Recognition is deserved by-and
occasion were Cayoan Chief traditional retreats. owed to- the first graduating
Broadcasting Officer Everal At some point in the life of class of 1964.

The Ruling On The Maya Land Case Can

Produce Severe Consequences On Belize

and Mexico will never allow any
court in their country to rule like
this because that would create
havoc in their countries, due to
the fact that both places have
more Indians than any other race
of people.
The Guatemalan soldiers
continue to stop native born
Maya Indians from establishing
villages in their own country as
was confirmed by the United
Nations Commission for Human
Rights and that is why they are
crossing the border into Belize
to establish new villages.
Unlike the difference between
Creoles and Garifunas although
both are of African descent, the
Mayas and Mestizos in Belize
see themselves as one people
despite the fact that they are
from different countries in
Central America.
The black population in Belize
is dwindling fast because of
migration to the United States
and the Maya and Mestizo
population is growing rapidly
as they continue to cross the
The government of Belize still
have the option to consider
allowing Haitians to relocate to
Belize as a humanitarian gesture
to balance the races but that idea
is not even being advanced up
by anyone in the media because
of fear of being attacked.
The Haitian presence would
contribute to the development
of Belize in the areas of
agriculture and race balance.
Belize have vast amount of lands
and would receive funding from
various international funding
agencies for this worthy cause.
In the 1980's Belize made a
similar offer to the government
of El Salvador which led to the
granting of amnesty to thousands

of people from El Salvador
and many of them eventually
become naturalized Belizeans.
I am yet to see a Maya or a
Mestizo demonstration against
the establishment of unlawful
Maya villages in the country of
If the Mayas do not see
borders as differences between
the countries in Central America
and continue to cross them as
they please then the Government
of Belize will be disrespected
by Guatemala, Mexico and
other Central American
With the discovery of oil in
Belize recently, this issue has
become a major one for the
Maya Indians. Their concern is
that the drilling for oil will
cause serious environmental
problems that could lead to the
disruption of life in their
communities. Also, that the g
government of Belize will make
oil deals against their wishes
without consulting them and in
the end giving them an unfair
profit sharing of the revenues.
People who have purchased
private lands from the
government of Belize in one of
these villages could also be
affected by this ruling. If their
land tiles are in the areas detailed
in these villages, their land tiles
may have to be voided and be
given land elsewhere. If they
insist that they want to retain
these lands, then they will have
to appeal against this court
It refreshing to know that
the Government of Belize has
expressed its intention to appeal
this ruling and as such every
non-maya and even some of the
very same Mayas, who do not
agree with this position, should
get up and rally behind their

The Government of Belize
should take this matter all the
way up to the Caribbean Court
of Justice if necessary because
of the long term repercussions
this judgement will have in the
country when it comes to land
If the shoe was on the other
foot, how would the Maya feel
if, on the basis of this recent
ruling they are denied the right
to own land anywhere else in any
part of Belize except on their
traditional lands and that any one
of them owning land anywhere
should forfeith that land and
return to their traditional lands.
I am in favor of the native
Belizean Mayas asserting their
rights to their ancestral lands but
not at the expense of the other
Non Maya Belizeans and private
owners of land who obtained
their properties through
legitimate means.
The Belize government must
now start the dismantling of all
these villages that were
established by Guatemalan
Mayas in Belize before they start
claiming lands on ancestral
grounds later. Their immigration
status should also be examined
and if they cannot produce
Belizean birth certificates and
other documents they should be
sent back to their countries of
A case in point is that new
settlement of Guatemalan Maya
Indians found to be encroaching
35 miles inside Belizean West-
ern Territory as reported on the
front page of the recent
Amandala newspaper of June
27, 2010. The Government of
Belize should move post haste
to dismantle this settlement and
send those people back from
whence the came.


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FREE Diabetes Educational Session

Dear STAR;
Please allow me a space in
your newspaper to publish the
following announcement:
The Diabetic Association San
Ignacio Branch will be having
another educational session:
Time: 3:00 p.m
Venue: Sacred Heart College
Date: Saturday, 3rd July 2010
Topic: Diabetes and Massage
Pedestrian Crossin2

Dear Colleagues;
There is imminent danger on
the Hawkesworth Bridge as a
section of the pedestrian
crossing is visibly corroded.
There is no support under this
highly corroded metal plate.
Should anyone fall in it, the
results would be fatal.
Mr. Garbutt, District Supervi-

Dear STAR;
There was quite a number
of interesting articles in last
weekend's edition of your
First of all I am happy to know
that two-time accused murderer
Dionicio Salazar was captured
and is now in jail.
I also found interesting the
article about escaped prisoner
Efrain Santiago and the com-
parison drawn about the manner
in which Garry Seawell is
treated with all the chains and
shackles complete with
paramilitary heavily armed
escorts while a three time
accused murderer like Efrain
Santiago is transported to court
in such a carefree manner.
What I find further amazing
is that in the aftermath of
Santiago's escape, there seem
to be not much effort aimed
at recapturing this dangerous
I am yet to see the issuing of a
wanted poster. Are we going to
wait until he strikes a fourth

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of this offer free of cost.
For more information please
contact us at:
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On Main Brid2e Needs

sor from the Ministry of Works
(Tel:824-2077) has been
informed on this grave situation.
This bridge connects the Twin
Towns of San Ignacio and Santa
Elena. Hundreds of persons
cross this bridge daily.
Orlando Pulido
Santa Elena,

Con2rats To The Graduating Class Of Destiny
Preschool in Geor2eville, Cavo

Dear Editor;
I need to place a special
congrats to the graduating class
of Destiny Preschool in
We have the greatest group of
little people at this school and
we want everyone to know just

how proud we are to be a small
part of their lives.
Congratulations graduates!
and God bless you.
From Owner, Staff & Manage-
ment of Destiny Preschool.
Rose Fairweather

I am a serving member of the
Belize Police Department. I
found Mr. Wellington Ramos'
article on the subject of "The
challenges of producing
competent and qualified
Commissioners of Police in
Belize and the Caribbean
Region" very interesting indeed.
His article was right on target. It
shows that since his time in the
service in the 1970's, apart from
a name change, not much else
has changed within this arm of
Belizean law enforcement.
Please express my appreciation
to Mr. Wellington Ramos for
his informative articles.
Thank you for keeping us
Please do not publish my name.

Ministry of Education

G~overm ent of Belize
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ERCIcL AcICAU111J I nCpicQI IWill bQ ruquirvd to ki ito uanIcJlize whimever Im';
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Mexican Ex- Police Commander

Suspected In Michoacan Ambush

BY: Tracy Wilkinson, Los
Angeles Times MEXICO CITY,
June 30, 2010 I 7:47p.m.
Mexican authorities Wednes-
day announced the arrest of a
key suspect in the attempted
assassination of a state security
chief whose convoy was
attacked with grenades and
more than 2,000 rounds of
The suspect until recently was
a police commander who also
worked for the notorious drug
cartel known as La Familia,
authorities said.
Minerva Bautista Gomez,
security chief for the state of
Michoacan, survived the
April 24 ambush. Two of her
bodyguards and two passing
motorists were killed.
Ramon Pequeno, head of the
anti-narcotics unit of the federal
Public Security Ministry, said in
a news conference in Mexico
City that Miguel Ortiz
Miranda, alias "El Tyson," had
been arrested Tuesday in
Morelia, the capital of
Michoacan. Ortiz directed
operations in Morelia for the
Michoacan-based La Familia,
Pequeno said, including attacks

on public officials, kidnapping
and extortion.
Pequeno said the suspect also
participated in a June 14 ambush
outside Zitacuaro that killed at
least 10 federal police agents, as
well as the 2009 assassination of
a senior public security official
and decapitation of a state
In one of the most brazen
attacks on a public official,
Bautista was ambushed as her
entourage left a state fair. The
assailants used a truck to block
a narrow highway passage and
opened fire from two sides.
Investigators recovered 2,700
spent shells and said 350
high-caliber bullets had hit her
heavily armored SUV.
Ortiz told interrogators that the
attackers left the scene believing
that Bautista was dead.
"Tyson indicated that the
attack was in response to
changes made within the
ministry that went against the
interests of La Familia,"
Pequeno said.
Authorities' contention that
Ortiz worked for La Familia
while a member of the state
security forces illustrates how

Former Police Commander, Miguel Ortiz Miranda, alias
"El Tyson," had been arrested Tuesday in Morelia,
the capital of Michoacan

deeply traffickers have
penetrated regional govern-
ments. Bautista told The NY
Times in a recent interview that
as many as 100 police agents
have been interrogated as
possible suspects in the attack on
Ortiz joined the Michoacan
police in 1999 and became
commander of a special
operations unit before retiring in
2008 after a murder warrant was
issued against him, Pequeno
said. Ortiz began working for La
Familia in 2005, Pequeno said,
after accepting a large bribe to
release a detained gang member.
He provided information to
the cartel, alerting it to police
movements and offering
La Familiar is a ruthless gang
dedicated to the trafficking of
methamphetamine. The gang has
evolved in recent years as its
leaders have tried to create a
quasi-religious aura around the
group. Pequeno said Ortiz
described five days of indoctri-
nation when he joined La
Familia that included Bible-
reading, self-help seminars and
weapons training.
Ortiz also told authorities that
La Familia recently joined forces
with the Gulf cartel and other

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presumed drug hit men this
week assassinated the leading
candidate for governor.
On Wednesday, officials with
the Institutional Revolutionary
Party in Tamaulipas named the
slain candidate's brother, Egidio
Torre Cantu, to run in his place
in Sunday's election.

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The Belize National Building Society, a society duly
formed and registered under the Laws of Belize with
registered office situate at #40 Will & Sharper Street,
Belize City, hereby gives notice of its intention to
exercise its Power of Sale as mortgage under Deeds of
Mortgage or Charge between those hereinafter named and
the said society which mortgages are recorded at the
General Registry or the Lands Registry in Belmopan, and
the said Belize National building Society will at the
expiration of two months from the date of the
publication of this notice, sell the properties described
in the schedule hereto.

All offers to purchase the said properties must be made
in writing to and full particulars and conditions of sale
may be obtained from the Belize National Building

One incomplete concrete bungalow dwelling house
situated on land being lots numbers 250 & 251 located
in Fresh Pond Development, Boom Pine Ridge Area
on the Boom/Hattieville Road, Belize District, being
the property of John Meggs.

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