Title: STAR Newspaper
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Publisher: Alberto Orlando August
Place of Publication: Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize
Publication Date: August 29, 2010
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S"The Newspaper That Cares And Dares To Bring Out The Truth"


District, Tuesday, August 24,
A male youth and his 15 year old
male cousin, both from San Ignacio
Town, were today remanded to the
Hattieville Prison onjoint unlawful
possession of a shotgun and
burglary charges.
San Ignacio police reports that at
around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August
20, Rahim Awe, 59, Belizean,
businessman of a Bullet Tree Road
address in San Ignacio Town
visited the police station and


reported that his business place,
El Cayo Resort Hotel, located
off the Bullet Tree Road on
the opposite side of the road
leading to the San Ignacio Commu-
nity Hospital, was burglarized
sometime during the night hours on
Thursday, August 19.
Awe informed that items stolen
include his license 12 gauge
Mossberg pump action shotgun
with serial number J430657, valued
at $1200; one box containing fifty
12 gauge cartridges ($75); one 32
inch VIZIO brand flat screen TV

A Call For Action Against

Sexual Abuse Of Children
HOTEL, Belize City, Wednesday,
August 25, 2010:
Official opening ceremonies for
the two-day National Symposium
on the CSEC (Commercial Sexual
Exploitation of Children) under
the theme "Preserving Innocence
and Dignity" was held today at the
Radisson Fort George Hotel. :
The symposium is held under the '" j
patronage of Belize's Special 5
Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow
Mrs. Kim Simplis-Barrow, wife on young victims.
of Prime Minister Dean Barrow. While organizers of the event ar
The event seeks to bring focus on cognizant that this issue ha
the issue of Sexual Exploitation of received some attention over th
Children which leaves lasting scars Pl Tu To


($2,500); three cellular telephones
(Blackberry $1000, Razor $400,
Samsung $200); two gold anklets
($850); one Sanyo DVD player
($300); two bottles Absolute Vodka
($160); two bottles Tangueray Gin
($160) and $20 in shillings all for a
total value of $6,865.
A team of San Ignacio policemen
visited the scene where they
observed that entry was gained
through a back window.
Within six hours of the report Joel "Chow" Salazar, 23, one
San Ignacio police tracked down of two accused, arrested,
and found the suspect as he was charged and remanded to
S T prison

Recording The Sudden Passing Of Mr, Suga
Cayo District, Tuesday, August
24, 2010:
Funeral services were held today
in Georgeville Village for one of the
community's popular resident/
veteran taxi driver, Rushford Eric
Jones, popularly known as "Suga",
70, who passed away suddenly at
his home at around 10:30 p.m. on
Thursday, August 19, 2010.
Relatives informed that he was his
usual jovial self on Thursday night
whilst watching TV with the family
in the living room as he awaited the
arrival of a daughter from Belize Rushford Eric "Suga" Jones,70
City. It was shortly before 10:30 pm SUNRISE: January 27, 1940

SUNSET: August 19, 2010

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What Transpired At'
In Belize City On V
Friday, August 27, 2010:
Although not reflected in
recent police press reports,
information reaching us points to
the detention of a man reportedly
from Mexico, on possible drug
trafficking charges resulting from
the discovery of a white powdered
substance, suspected to be either
cocaine or heroin, which was found
inside some packages that he was
attempting to clear through
Customs at the Taca Warehouse on
Central American Boulevard in
Belize City.
The information reaching us
indicated that, during the evening
hours on Wednesday, August 25, a
man arrived at the Customs Taca


The Taca Warehouse
Wednesday Evening?
Warehouse in a vehicle with
Mexican license plates and informed
that he came to clear three blow
dryers which went missing whilst
being shipped to him in Mexico
from China. The man report-
edly informed that he was able to
successfully track down the cargo
to Belize City.
The alert Customs Officer
on duty however noted something
suspicious about the way he was
acting and requested a search of the
package. While the officer was in
the process of opening one of the
packages for inspection, the man
reportedly attempted to flee the
scene but he was caught by other
persons in the building.


The inspection reportedly led to
the discovery of several packages
ofwhite powdery substance wrapped
in aluminium foil suspected to be
either cocaine or heroin.
The suspect and the substance
were reportedly handed over to the

Anti Drug Unit based in Belize City.
A sample of the substance has
subsequently been sent to the Chief
Analytical Chemist for testing the
result of which will determine the
course of action that will be taken
against the detainee.


Thie ,reco red 12 gaugepump nl action s otgun

relaxing on the bank of the Macal
River in Santa Familia Village near
the hammock bridge. The suspect
was brought to the station where
he was positively identified as Joel
"Chow" Salazar, 23, Belizean,
unemployed of a 4th Street address
in San Ignacio Town.
The suspect promptly provided a
caution statement in which he
reportedly implicated his 15 year
old male cousin, Belizean, likewise
unemployed, of the same address as
the person who actually entered into
Awe's building and removed the
items there from. Armed with this
information, police began searching
for the minor. At around 6:30
pm the following day the minor
along with the son of a Special
Constable, also a minor, were
handed over to the police by the
Special Constable with the request
that his son not be beaten.
In the presence of his mother and
a Justice of the Peace, the minor
told the police that he was at the
Falcon Field basketball court on
Thursday night when Salazar
reportedly arrived on a bicycle and
requested that he accompany him.
He reportedly jumped on the
bicycle and Salazar rode him to
Awe's Bullet Tree Road property.
The minor informed that upon
arrival he was reportedly posted
outside to scout for the watchman
while Salazar entered the house
through a back window and
remained inside the house for over
an hour after which he reportedly
emerged with the gun, the TV, and
a knapsack containing other items.
Upon exiting Awe's house, Salazar
reportedly handed the knapsack to
the boy and instructed him to begin

walking into town and to head
straight back home. Holding on to
the gun and television, Salazar
hopped on the bicycle and
reportedly rode ahead of the boy.
According to the minor, when he
arrived, Salazar was already at the
house where he handed over the bag
to him. They then proceeded to a
nearby fowl coup where the gun
was stashed.
Salazar reportedly departed the
area shortly thereafter and was not
seen again until he was arrested by
the police.
That same Friday evening, after
Salazar was arrested, police visited
the house on 4th street in San
Ignacio where the shotgun was
retrieved from where it was stashed
inside the fowl coup. Later that day,
a resident from Belmopan brought
the TV to the station and handed it
over to the police after becoming
aware that it was the subject of a


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Editor: Nyani Azueta-August
Circulation: Errol Gonzalez

police investigation. Of all the
reported stolen items, the shotgun
and the TV are the only two
articles recovered thus far.
Salazar and the minor appeared
before Magistrate Kathleen
Lewis in San Ignacio's Magistrate
Court on Tuesday, August 24,
where they both pleaded not
guilty to keeping a firearm without
a license and burglary charges.

They were both remanded to prison
to be brought back to court on
Wednesday, October 27, 2010.
The accused, Joel "Chow"
Salazar, now joins his elder brother
Dionicio "Life" Salazar in jail
charged with murder in connection
with the June 13, 2010 shooting
death of Marlon Alfredo Rivera
Archilla and the attempt murder of
Dean Dougall.


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TUESDAY, August 24, 2010:
Are you looking for funds to
support projects for your nonprofit
community organization, school or
community? Community project
grants are available by applying for
an International Friends of Belize
grant worth up to $1,000 USD.

Dear Editor,
Please allow me a little space to
correct Eulogio Cano's omission of
some of the facts in your previous
edition, concerning the new San
Ignacio Library and Resource
For reasons known only to
himself, he completely failed to
mention that this is a joint project
between the Town Council and the
Rotary Club of San Ignacio.
For many years, Rotary has been
mindful of the shameful excuse of a
library that is located beneath the
Town Hall. In fact, Rotarian Andre
Lopez had already approached
a Canadian architect about a
possible design for the conversion
of the Cultural Centre, adjacent to
the football stadium, into a new
town library.
It appears that the Mayor, John

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education, environment, or HIV/
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August, was also embarrassed by
our town library and was on a
parallel track to Rotary in trying to
find a suitable alternative. It was
he who suggested the old meat
market and approached Rotary and
invited the club to join him in
submitting a joint proposal to SIF,
knowing that the addition of
Rotary as a participating partner
implies community support and
carries a lot of weight with SIF.
Many meetings took place
between the Mayor John August,
Rotarians Andre Lopez and Ruth
Gutierrez and local architect Juan
Polanco, who generously donated
his time and expertise.
The $200,000 proposal was
eventually approved by SIF, after
taking into account Rotary's
promise to fund, to the value of
$48,000, all of the library furniture,

L~nd Aaiabe o innc YurPrjet

the flooring tile, paint, computers,
a/c units, fans, signage, etc. The
money for this was eventually raised
by seven Rotary Clubs in the USA.
Ruth Gutierrez has been
outstanding in her efforts to make
this a very modern, pleasant and
practical learning centre and has had
many consultations with the current
library staff as to how the new
layout should look. She is adamant
that the new library will be
attractive to children who are
interested in learning and she, along
with Andre, already have in mind a
campaign to raise additional funds
to purchase I-pads, to make

for lobbying, wages, subcontractor
salary, or any other direct benefits
to individuals.
International Friends ofBelize has
been supporting community-based
projects in Belize since 2006.
Previous winners of International
Friends of Belize projects include
the following:
UNIBAM: HIV/Reproductive
Health Education Program (3
Plenty Belize: Seed Bank Project
San Juan Bosco RC School:
Reading is Fun Program (Stann
Sacred Heart Environmental
Club: River Clean-Up Project
San Jose Succotz: Completion

reading fun and easy for our
community's children.
SIF has also been vey impressed
with Rotary's participation in
this project and are seriously
considering a funding for phase two
of the project, which is a
two-storey adjacent building
housing a conference centre and a
large computer centre; on the
condition that Rotary is a partici-
pating partner.
While applauding the town
councils efforts to keep the public
informed, it would also be nice to
give credit where credit is due.
John Acott, Santa Elena, Cayo





The Government of Belize through a multiple-ministry approach launched its plan of action on Tuesday, Aulusl 24th towards
the sustainable development of the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve with a visit to the area along with a team of professionals led
by the CEOs of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation & Culture and the Ministry of Na:ional
The Pine Ridge Forest Reserve offers a unique opportunity forthe creation of a model for sustainable development which aims
at fueling an increase in tourism activity in the area. Tho widow variety and u iquoness of natural, adventure and archoological
resources in this reserve, offers countless opportunities for the development of attractions that will serve to diversify Belize's
nature based tourismm industry while providing jobs and resources for sustainable managementofthis unique ecosystem.
The plan being cosiidered fai tnh reserve includes the transformation of the Douglas D'Silva Camp into a planned community
which will serve as an activity center for the area. It will provide for the construction of more visitor accommodations, employee
housing facilities, visitor entertainment, and municipal support services, as ye I as a new institution aao, outing education and
research in 'restry management. The planning for the development and management of this center of activity will be
undertaken by the Ministry o'Tourism as a part of the Nationa Tourisrr Master Plan currently being undertaken by the IDB
Sounded Sustainablc Tourism Program.

Additional plans include consideration for the establishment of a training camp for tie Belize Defense Force in a designated
area of the reserve-a mo~e that will prnvice greater presence by our security T'rces in the reserve, resulting with grealer
security for visitors a nc locals. In addition the presence of the BDF will provide continued protection of our forest from poaching
and illegal extraction of forestry prod ucts.
Attention will be placed on the upgrading of the St. Augustine Airstrip as part of overall municipal airport upgrade project being
undertaken by the Belize Airports Authority. Additionally, plans are under consideration for an upgrade of the main access road from the Western Highway as well as
improvement or the network of roads and trails wiH0in the reserve, an effort currently managed by the Forestry Departnenl. These upgrades will improve access to the
variousattract on points in the Mountain P nc Ridge.
The team consisted of Ms Beverly Castillo, CFO in the Ministry of Natjrml Resornces, Mr. Michael Singh, CFO in the Ministryof Tourism, CivilAvialion and Culture, Mr.
Allen Whylie. CEO in the Mlini'iry o' National Security, Brigadier General. Dano Tapia. Commandant of the Belize Defenrse Force, Mr. Ceorge Thompson, Associate
Director of Planning and Policy for NICH, Mr. Marcelo Windsor. Deputy Chief Forest Officer, and Ms. Christy Mast'y Physical Planner for tnh Sustainable Tourism
Program., Other participants included members of the Forestry Department whocoordinated and hosted the visit.

Rotary And The New Library In San Ignacio

of library and health center (Cayo)
University of Belize: Recycling
Art and Education Program
San Marcos Community Center:
Addition of running water facilities
Caye Caulker Youth Environ-
mental Club: Marine Mural Project
(Caye Caulker)
Hummingbird Primary School:
Chess Club (Belize City)
More information is available at
www.friendsofbelize.org. You can
apply online or download an
application that can be submitted
via e-mail or post.
Any questions can be directed to:
The deadline for submitting your
proposal is October 1, 2010.

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Preliminary Exam Results Show Overall Improvement

District, Tuesday, August 24,
Preliminary results for the
Caribbean Secondary Education
Certificate (CSEC) May/June 2010
Examinations show significant
overall improved performances.
The results show a 4.3 percent
increase in the proportion of
students achieving a satisfactory
level of performance or above
compared to the last year's results.
Eighty-two percent of the
subjects sat received Grades I -III,
which are satisfactory level and
above grades at CSEC level.
A total of two thousand six
hundred and sixty-three (1,480 or
55.6% females and 1,183 or 44.4%
males) candidates registered for
thirty-one General and Technical
Proficiency subjects out of the
thirty-four offered at the CSEC
English A and English
B demonstrated notable improve-
ments of 16.5 and 24.3 percent
increase respectively in the propor-
tion of subject entries receiving
satisfactory level of performance
or above (grades I-III).
Mathematics exhibited a 1.7

percent increase for grades I-III.
Other subjects that showed
commendable improvements for the
2010 examinations are:
a) Building Technology (Woods)
with 98.6 percent of entries
receiving grades I-III, compared
to 72.0 percent in 2009;
b) An improved 78.8 percent of
the entries for Caribbean History
were awarded grades I-III as
compared to 63.2;
c) In Electrical and Electronic
Technology 86.9 percent of the
subject entries received grades
I-III compared to 64.3 percent in
d) Music doubled from 30
percent of grades I-III last year to
60 percent this year and
e) Information Technology which
was examined only at the General
Proficiency this year recorded a
massive increase from 15.4 percent
in 2009 to 90.9 percent in 2010.
Preliminary results further
show that of the 31 subjects sat,
performance improved in 18
subjects declining in 12 while 1
remained the same.
On the other hand, preliminary
results for the Caribbean Advanced
Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)

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show a 0.14 percentage point
increase compared to 2009. 91.1%
of the units sat were awarded
Grades I V, which are
satisfactory grades and above at
the CAPE level.
One hundred and seventy-eight
(101 or 56.7% females and 77 or
43.3% males) candidates registered
for thirty-five CAPE Subject Units
of the forty-six offered by CXC
comprising of 19 Unit 1 and 16
Unit 2. Performance improved in
16 Subject Units; declined in 9
Units and 10 Units remained the
The subjects with the most
notable improvements in 2010 are
Computer Science Unit 2,
Economics Unit 1, Law Unit 1 and
2, Literatures in English Unit 2,
Management of Business Unit 1 and
Pure Mathematics Unit 1 and 2.
In Computer Science Unit 2, a
full 100 percent of the entries that
sat the examination received
Grades I -V as compared to only
37.5 percent in 2009;
Likewise, in Economics Unit 1 a
perfect 100 percent of the entries
were awarded acceptable grades
compared to 83.3 last year;
Additionally 100 percent of the
entries for Law Unit 1 and 2
received Grades I-V compared to
71.4 and 28.6 percent respectively
in 2009;
Not to be outdone, Literatures in
English Unit 2 and Management of
Business Unit 1 received 100
percent grades I-V compared to
83.3 and 86.7 percent last year;
while 89.3 and 94.7 percent of
Pure Mathematics Unit 1 and 2
respectively received grades
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respectively in 2009.
Candidate entries for CSEC 2010
showed a decrease of 7.2 percent
compared to 2009 and the subject
entries experienced a decrease of
2.3 percentage points while CAPE's
candidate entries decreased by 11.9
percent compared to last year and
the Unit entries decreased by 14.1
percentage points.
At the CSEC level the two
subjects with the highest entries
continue to be English A with
2,571 entries and Mathematics with
2,480 entries.
For CAPE, Communication
Studies with 71 entries and
Caribbean Studies with 60 entries
continue to be the most popular
Candidates with outstanding
performance qualify for tuition
scholarships and merit awards from
the Ministry of Education and other
corporate partners in education.
Schools, candidates, parents and the
general public are asked to note that
the results received are preliminary
results and that a query period
will follow. After this period the
grades become final.

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by proof of possession of a valid drivers
license, a copy of certificate of highest
educational level, a recent Police Record and
two letters of reference one of which should
be from a most recent employer.
Deadline for tle submission of letters of application and
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2010 -2011 Pageant.
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ville Villae
Georgeville Village

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San Ignacio Town

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6:30 pm sharp on
Saturday, August 28, 2010
at the
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March 22 to
Jul April 20
There is a certain ambivalence
that you will have to deal with
in this phase. Those in the
medical profession will gain by
way of an academic discovery or
breakthrough. You may feel
like reacting impulsively in a
volatile situation, but it will help
if think before making your
choices.Lucky Numbers: 32, 50,

April 21 to May 21
Your search for ways to add
meaning to life continues. You
try various methods to beat
disquiet and world weariness.
You get peace by helping the
ones in need. The noble side of
you comes to the fore and does
away with the existential ques-
tions that have been plaguing
your mind.Lucky Numbers: 05,
18, 48.

May 22 to June 21
Your popularity is likely to grow
by leaps and bounds. You could

receive a raise or a promotion.
The encouragement is likely
to propel you in a positive
direction. In personal relation-
ships also you do well and
come across as dynamic and
endearing. Lucky Numbers: 27,
62, 95.

June 22 to July 23
You go ahead confidently with
all plans related to professional
life. They are likely to be
received well by seniors. In this
phase you may get a chance to
help others or impart skills,
which may subsequently help
you in understanding your own
self better.Lucky Numbers: 03,
56, 78.

July 24 to August 21
There will be a genuine desire
felt to consolidate your position.
You may have to resolve certain
legal issues. You realize how
much it means to have an asset
securely under your belt. You
are determined and work hard
towards paying off your

liabilities and securing the
future.Lucky Numbers: 10, 21,
88. 4
k August 22
to September 21
You aim to secure your future
with the right mix of profes-
sional ambition and personal
desire. Domestic life is likely
to be blissful and you realize
how important it is allow room
for everyone to grow in close
relationships. Looking objec-
tively at ideas and opinions will
help.Lucky Numbers: 06, 33, 64.

September 22 to
October 23
The coming week could bring
in some personal challenges.
You are likely to do well profes-
sionally. However, you will feel
inclined towards helping others.
The money angle still continues
to bother you, but now it is much
more about optimization of time
and money rather than gains
purely.Lucky Numbers: 15, 24,

October 24 to
November 21
You are likely to pursue certain
goals and it will reflect in the
way you conduct yourself
and carry out your professional
activities. There is likely to
be greater harmony at work.
Family and friends enjoy your
company. Lucky Numbers: 08,31,

A November 22 to
4f December 21
This is the phase where
continue to deal with


demands on you quite happily.
You raise your equity by going
out of your way to help others.
Your accommodative attitude
could win you brownie points
with colleagues and superiors.
Lucky Numbers: 36, 54, 82.

I December 22 to
January 20
The current phase sees you in a
buoyant and active mood where
you are determined to make your
presence felt at work. Don't try
to engage in a verbal dual with
any rival. Instead, focus on your
work. Social life will be vibrant.
Lucky Numbers: 22, 69, 96.

January 21 to
February 19
You might travel abroad,
especially if you are associated
with some philanthropic cause.
It will be better to resolve
problems soon and not head
out for a prolonged fight. The
sooner you close acrimonious
chapters, the better it is. Be
patient and understanding
with young ones. Lucky
Numbers: 02, 47, 76.

February 20 to
March 21
You may now focus more on
deriving satisfaction, rather than
seeking monetary gains. You
wish to make it clear to people
who are important to you about
what they mean to you. Those
who are looking for matrimonial
alliances or thinking of formal-
izing a relationship could get
lucky. Lucky Numbers: 28, 43,

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Pae8ISA e: 2-82& 2-78 -EalsanwpprgIi~o udy uut2,21

The People's United Party is fragmented and

is suffering from a massive leadership crisis

By: Wellington C. Ramos
Since the United
Party (UDP)
under the leader-
ship of the
current Prime
Minister, Hen.
Dean Barrow, defeated the
People's United Party (PUP) in
the February 2008 general
elections by a majority of
twenty-six to five seats in the
House of Representatives
thereby forming the new
government, the PUP has not
recovered from that devastating
defeat and they proceeded to
lose every elections since.
In the 2009 municipal elections,
the PUP emerged with only 3 of
the 67 seat with the remaining
64 going to the UDP. The PUP
lost the 2010 Village Council
Elections badly.
Shortly after the PUP lost the
general election, the former
Prime Minister, Said Musa
stepped down as PUP leader
resulting in Mark Espat,
Francis Fonseca, Godfrey
Smith and John Bricefio all
expressing interest in becoming
the new leader of the PUP.
The Price, Fonseca and Musa
factions of the party threw their
support behind Francis Fonseca.
Mark Espat and Godfrey
Smith later withdrew their
candidacies with Espat and his
brother-in-law, Cordel Hyde,
throwing their support behind
John Bricefio.
Most Belizeans thought that
the leadership was a done deal
and Francis Fonseca would be
crowned as the new leader of the
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John Bricefio defeated Francis
Fonseca to become the new
leader of the PUP.
Since Bricefio became PUP
leader, the Price, Fonseca and
Musa faction of the PUP have
failed to acknowledge him
as their leader and are doing
everything to make him fail.
Said Musa and Ralph Fonseca
were both arrested and charged
for theft in connection with some
BZ$20 million that was diverted
and used to pay for a debt owed
by a private hospital Universal
Health Services.
This money was gifted by the
Government of the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela to the
people of Belize for the
expressed purposes of building
new houses and to repair exist-
ing houses for poor Belizean
families. During the trial of these
two former PUP ministers, the
party gave the appearance that
they were all united behind their
leaders but as soon as they were
acquitted, the rift among
them resurfaced. What added to
the dispute was when it was
discovered that most of the
party's assets belonged to Musa,
and Ralph Fonseca. They
demanded a payment of about
two million dollars from the new
leader John Bricefio for the party
headquarters, the Belize Times
Press and the Vibes radio station.
Suspecting that this action was
done in bad faith, Bricefio
initially refused to pay but in
the end he folded and made an
initial payment towards the
amount demanded.
John Bricefio has done
everything in his capacity as
the new leader of the PUP to
reach out to his rivals but they
have consistently refused to
acknowledge him as their leader.
In an effort at unity, Bricefio
appointed Mark Espat and
Cordel Hyde as Deputy

t nic

Leaders of the PUP and Eamon
Courtenay as the party's
National Campaign Manager.
The Former ambassador to the
USA, Lisa Shoman, was
appointed a Senator and offered
some executive positions in the
party. Yet, despite all these
efforts, Bricefio's leadership
remained unstable.
The PUP must hold a national
convention this November. At
this convention the party will
be electing members for all
positions including that of party
It is rumoured that Mark
Espat intends to challenge
Bricefio who, just this week
held, what some are describing
as a secret meeting, in the
northern village of Pachakan. It
is said that the meeting was held
without the knowledge of some
members of the PUP including
It is also said that at the
Pachakan meeting representa-
tives from 23 of the 31 constitu-
encies in attendance called for
unity within their fragmented
party while at the same time
pledging their support for the
endorsement of Bricefio as party
leader. They also want to
advance the date of the national
convention from November to
September 26 to coincide with
the celebration of the 60th
anniversary of the PUP.
IfBricefio succeeds in bypass-
ing the leadership contest by way
of an endorsement, he will
remain leader of the PUP.
Bricefio should not fear an
election because I think that he
will beat Mark Espat hands
down. However, going around
with these back door deals gives
one the impression that he is
running scared of Mark Espat.
John Bricefio has majority
grassroots support throughout
the country and he can muster
enough votes in the northern,
southern and western parts of the
country to beat any Belize City
candidate hands down.

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There are some Belizeans who
might like Mark Espat but after
what Said Musa did to Belize,
most Belizeans will be reluctant
to put another Belizean of Arab
extraction into such a high
position again.
Over the years most of the
party leaders have emerged from
Belize City. There comes a time
when a party must break away
from the traditional.
The UDP has traditionally
been the fragmented party but
today, under the leadership of
Prime Minister Dean Barrow
they have all come together as
one as was demonstrated in the
UDP National Convention that
was held in Orange Walk on
August 1 of this year.
The UDP has won the recent
round of municipal and village
council elections and are
preparing for the municipal
elections in 2012 and general
elections in 2013.
Currently, crime and the
economic situation are the two
major challenges confronting
the new UDP administration.
They are seeking international
and regional assistance. Finan-
cial and technical assistance are
slowly coming in to tackle these
The new government has
already told the Belizean people
what they met when they took
office in February 2008.
The task to "Restore Belize"
after ten years of PUP abuse and
corruption is a monumental
one for the Dean Barrow
The Belize scenario is much
like the US/Obama one as it
could very well take more that
eight years to undo all the
wrongs of the previous Bush
The challenge confronting
Belize and America, like other
nations, is that the world is
going through an international
economic crisis that will last
for a few more years. If major
industrialized nations of the
world are facing serious
economic challenges, the effects
on a small dependent country
like Belize is tremendous.
The solution for Belize's
problems is for each and every
Belizean citizen at home and
abroad to get up and become
creative to do something to
remove ourselves from the
state of dependency and
collectively as a nation we
will become more independent.

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Sunday, August 29, 21

Sunday, August 29, 2010 STAR Tel:- 626-8822 & 626-3788 Email:starnewspaper(gmail.com Page 9

Upgrade And Renovation Of Norman Broaster Stadium

By: Eulogio Cano

In an effort at keep resid
of San Ignacio, Santa Elena
surrounding communities inform
this week, as promised, it g
me pleasure to report on
construction works curre
underway inside the Nor
Broaster Stadium in San Ign
Many of you might have not
the rather large construct
along the eastern perimeter o0
Norman Broaster Stadium.
The construction curre
underway is the first phase of
"Upgrade and Renovatioi
Norman Broaster Stadium".
The project is funded by
Government of Belize and im

mented by the National Sports
Council through the efforts of the
Area Representative for Cayo
Northeast/former Minister of
Sports Hon. Elvin Penner
supported by the current Minister
of Sports/Area Representative for
Belmopan, Hon. John Saldivar in
conjunction with Mayor John
Francis August and the San
Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council.
The overall project, scheduled to
be undertaken in three phases,
is geared towards bringing the
Norman Broaster Stadium up to
FIFA standards.
lents The first phase, at a cost of two
and hundred and forty thousand dollars,
red, encompasses the construction of
,ives two changing room facilities for
the players and a referee quarters all
ntly with modem bathroom facilities and
man other amenities. It is slated to be


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completed and commissioned in
October, 2010.
The second phase, to be
constructed as a second floor on
this new structure, encompasses
proper seating facilities for specta-
tors and a third floor to be
constructed as the third and final
phase will provide for modern
accommodations for the media
for the proper broadcasting of
sporting events.
The structure currently in
progress is being constructed
by Arqitekton Co. Ltd with Diema
Consulting Architects and
Engineers overseeing the project as
consulting engineers.
Upon completion the new
facility will be something that we
will all be proud of as it will pro-
vide improved conveniences for
players, spectators and the media.

Solar Power Training For Small Farmers

District, Thursday, August 26,
A release from the Government
Press Office today informed of the
inauguration ceremonies for a
Training Programme for those small
farmers who were previously
provided with solar powered units
held on Wednesday, August 25, at
the Ministry of Agriculture Station
in Central Farm, Cayo District.
The release informs that the
solar-powered units were
purchased with funds provided
by the Agriculture Enterprise
Development Project which is
funded by a grant from the
European Union through the Belize
Rural Development Programme
(BRDP) and the Ministry of
Agriculture and Fisheries.
The total cost of the units is in

the region of one hundred and fifty
thousand Belize dollars
The release further informed that
the equipment was procured and
distributed to farmers to assist with
increasing the shelf-life of fruits and
The first group of farmers to
receive these units were the Male,
Female and Junior Farmers of the
Year 2010 each of whom received
a unit.
The keynote address for
Wednesday's event was delivered
by the Hon. Rene Montero,
Minister of Agriculture and
The training is being conducted
by Jim Airola, of Sun Danzer
Systems, based in Arizona, USA.
The release ends by informing that
the Government of Belize, though

Minister of Agriculture and
Fisheries, Hon. Rene Montero
the Ministry of Agriculture and
Fisheries, is in continuous pursuit
of development funds to support
farmers countrywide and that
the Ministry is also examining
strategies to maintain stability in
the industry in order to continue

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introducing and demonstrating
innovation as tools for the creation
of opportunities for rural families
with a specific aim of improving the
living conditions of farmers.
Further details on this and other
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Ministry of Agriculture and
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Red Cross Training 30 HIV Trainers

BELIZE CITY, Wednesday,
August 25, 2010:
A Training of Trainers on HIV
Prevention, Treatment, Care and
Support for community-based
workers will be conducted by the
Belize Red Cross.

The Belize Red Cross Together
Prevention Programme will be
hosting a Training of Trainers
workshop focusing on "HIV
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workers." Thirty participants,
representing non-governmental
and governmental organizations
working with HIV and AIDS, will
be hosted at Banana Bank Lodge
in Belmopan from August 30th to
September 4th, 2010.
In addition to Belize Red Cross
facilitator Tashera Swift, Louigie
Gomez and Ferdy Cabb, sessions
will also be facilitated by Akeisha
Benjamin from the Trinidad and
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Topics to be included in
the training include: Treatment
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Adherence, Counselling, Nutrition,
Palliative Care and Caring for
The HIV/AIDS Prevention
Programme responds to the
International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Global
Alliance on HIV, which seeks to
provide national societies with the

resources for achieving their goals
in HIV prevention. Thus, this
workshop is an integral part of the
Belize Red Cross contribution to
the implementation of the Global
Alliance plan of action.
Upon completion, participants
are expected to return to their
respective organizations and
communities and share the
information and skills acquired
during the workshop. The ultimate
goal is to strengthen the care of
People living with HIV and AIDS
in Belize.
Funding for this workshop is
provided by the International
Federation of Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies Caribbean
Regional Representative Office
(CRRO) located in Port of Spain,
For more information please
contact: Lily Bowman at Belize
Red Cross, 1 Gabourel Lane,
Belize City, Belize. Tel: (501)
227-3319/227-3617, Fax: (501)
223-0998 email: bzercshq@btl.net

The Public Utilities Commission (hereinafter referred to as
"the Commission"), hereby serves Notice this day, August 18,
2010, to the general public, that with the authority of the Belize
Telecommunications Act, No. 16 of 2002, and the Public
Utilities Commission Act, Chapter 223 of the Laws of Belize,
the Commission has made amendments to the Belize
Telecommunications General Order (Interconnection,
Infrastructure Sharing, International Access) No. 1 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 Amendments:
The Commission made the amendments to the Orders to
provide for the better implementation of the objectives of the
Belize Telecommunications Act and for better regulation of the
Telecommunications sector in the public interest.

Availability of Orders:
The full texts of the Belize Telecommunications General
Order (Interconnection, Infrastructure Sharing, International
Access) (Amended) No. 1 of 2010, and the Belize
Telecommunications Interconnection and Infrastructure
Sharing Regulations Order (Amended), 2010, may be viewed
at the office of the PUC, 41 Gabourel Lane, Belize City, and are
available on the PUC website, www.puc.bz.
Issued by the PUC on August 18, 2010

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SMinistry of Health
August Issue Monhly Publication
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The Ministry ofI Iealth
held an official ceremony
for the international
recognition of the Punta
Gorda Community
Hospital as Mother and
Baby Friendly on August
13"'1 2010 at the hospital's
grounds in Punta Gorda

Minister of Health, Hon.
Pablo Marin gave the
keynote address and Dr.
Peter Allen; Chief
Executive Officer gave
contributing remarks.
Special awards and tokens
were also handed out to
nurses and staff members
Follow-up training of the
Belize Health Information
System (BHIS) was done
with data entry clerks,
nurses, doctors and phar-
maciss of the Punta
Gorda Hospital, Indepen-
dence Polyclinic and San
Antonio Polyclinic on the
utilization of the system.
Computer servers were
also configured at specific
station sites to allow better
internet access and net-
working of the system.
The staff also took the
opportunity to get assis-
tance to better famniliuri/.

in recognition for their
contribution over the years
at the
It[ l, h C a
; 7,l Baby-
Hospital Initiative is a
global program sponsored
by the WHO and UNICEF.
The Karl Heusner
Memorial Hospital as well
as the Corozal Community
Hospital and the Northern
Regional Hospital are the
only other hospitals
certified as Mother and
Baby Friendly in Beli7e.

themselves with the
The BHIS system has
become a widely effective
tool that has assisted the
Ministry of Health in
providing the best health
care services in the quick-
est, most affordable and
efficient way to Belizeans.

The staff of the Punta
Gorda Polyclinic
organized a walkathon
back in March to bring
awareness of Tubercolosis
to the forefront. The
walkathon started in
Eldrigeville and ended at

The Southern Region of
the Ministry of I health has
benefited from further
development to the
infrastructure of several of
its main
V'- health
I -" centers
through a
implemented by the Social
In, estment Fund. Official
Inauguration ceremonies
were held on August 13,
2010 at the Santa Theresa
Satellite Health Center and
the Pueblo Viejo and San
Pedro Colombia Satellite

the Polyclinic. Nurses,
: staff of the
~" 01icers,
Fire sei vice personnel.
town councillors and
volunteers participated in
the seven mile walk.
Public Health Practitioner
(PCP) nurses from the San
Antonio Polyclinic
conducted a Child to Child
Program for

Health Centers were both
inaugurated on Saturday,
14 August.
puhrt Virjn Salliir oliCnic repair
works done to the doctor
and nurse's quarters. The
Ministry of Health ensured
that the centers are sta lTed
with a doctor and nurse to
provide pre and post natal
care and general medicine.

The total cost of the
project is estimated at BZ

and surrounding areas.
The program provides
basic health information to
standard five and six
students and in return this
message is encouraged to
be passed on to other
students at their school
and children of their
community. Nurses
demonstrated basic life
saving skills and students
were taught environmental
health practices, proper
hygiene and nutrition

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The Good Old Days
Grandpa was always going on a stick of butter and some new
about the good old days, and in blue jeans... all for a dollar!!
particular the lower cost of living. Then Grandpa said sadly "You
"When I was a kid, my mother can't DO that any more these
could send me to the store, and days...they got those darn video
I'd get a salami, two quarts of cameras everywhere you
milk, 6 oranges, 2 loaves of bread look......"
Could Have Been In Heaven Much Earlier

Grampa Antonio and Granny
Gloria died in a tragic accident and
went to heaven. Upon arrival
St. Peter met them at the gate and
was giving them a tour of heaven.
"Here isyour 10 room oceanside
condo. Your tennis court is over
there. This is your swimming
pools. Inside this garage are His
and Hers matching Rolls Royce
and whenever you need any

refreshments, just stop by any of
the many free bars located
throughout the area and if you
lack anything just call me. "
"Heck, Gloria," the old man
hissed when St. Peter walked off,
"we could have been here ten
years ago if you hadn't forced me
to eat all those health meals like
those stupid oat bran, wheat
germ, and low-fat diets!"

The Blonde Kidnapper

Jodi, the blonde, was down on her
luck and so in order to raise some
money, she decided to kidnap a
child and hold him for ransom.
She went to the playground,
grabbed a child, took him behind a
tree, and told him, "I've kidnapped
She then wrote a note saying,
"I've kidnapped your kid.
Tomorrow morning, put $10,000
in a paper bag and put it under
the pecan tree next to the slide on

the north side of the playground.
Signed, Jodi -- the Blonde."
Jodi then pinned the note to the
child's shirt and sent him home to
show it to his parents.
The next morning the blonde
checked, and sure enough, a paper
bag was sitting beneath the pecan
Jodi opened the bag and found
the $10,000 with a note that said,
"How could you do this to a
fellow blonde?"

Another BlondeJoke

Jodi the blonde went to the shop
for a haircut. Before the lady
started cutting her hair she said
"Make sure not to knock the
headphones off my head". So the
lady was sure not to.
The next time, Jodi came back she
said the very the same thing "Do
not knock the headphones off my
The third time she came in and
again instructed "Don't knock the
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and the blonde fell to the floor
The lady picked up the
headphones, listened, and this is
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Procurement of Medical Equipment and
Administrative urniturc


The (Govern men I. r[' Relie (GO)R.) has rcei v ed fina cJing f[romn
the Caribbean Development Bank (CD)B) ltwards lhe cost ol a
IIealth Sector Reform Project. It is intended that part of the
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible paylmnts
under lhe cont raci lor lhe prxcu remnen tIalm medical equi pmien I and
administrative furniture.

lihe Ministry of lea lth, as the Executing Agency for GOIU Z. now
in vites sealed bids from eligible firms for the Supply of Medical

Consideration will be limited to firms or joint ventures of firms
w.hi ch arc legally in-orpxorakxt or olierwisc organ i sd in, and have
their principal place ofbusinless in an eligible country and areci-

(a) m ore than 50% beneficially-owiLed by citizen~ or citizen s an d
or boIna lide resident or residents of an eligible country or by a
body coxrporatlc or bodi caS corporate mri ccli g thcse rcqui rem c nts;

(b) owned or con rol led by the govern men I of in eligible count ry
r)Tvidcd thatl i isl~lally and il aiiciall v autoi mous a d o]p xraed
I nder Ihe corn mercia.l la.wofl'n eligible coi1tn try.

Eligible countries are Member Countries of CDB.

Inleresled eligible bidders maiy obLaiin lurlher inlormraion and
inspect the bidding document by contacting the office of the
Project Management Lunit at tle address below between the
hours of 8.30 a.nm. ad 4.30 p.m., local time, Monday through

A complete set ofthe bidding documents may be purchased on the
submission of a written application to the office of the Project
MaliagUinciril Unit, for la nT1 -refundable fie; if US]D50 f)r Cedi

Bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes marked TENDER
deposited in theI'lender Box at ihe addressbelow by 1500 hours
(local tinle) on Monday, Novembwr 01, 2010. Potential bidders
who request t he document e mn Rbe t arded Io them are required
to submitan account number from a courier agent in 3Belize which
will acIUcpt frcighL-collccl charges. Bids will be opcncd,
iminediaLely Ihe-reatler, ithe presence of ihe bidders or bidder's
representative who wish Lt aLtend. Bids received alter the
prescribed time and date will be rejected. All bids must be
UaccomiipaUic by a bid sCurilty us specified io l I1 ]iiddingl
I Docunentt.

G OI3Z does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any bid and will
not defiay any cost incurred by bidders.

Heal th Sector w clRorm Proj ccl
Alten tion; Chief ExtiEi.vLe (O]icer
Re: Procurement of Medical Equipment
Mini str, of Hcallh
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Belize City Famil
BELIZE CITY, Belize, Thursday,
August 18, 2010:
As part of the "Building
for Change Program" and in
accordance with our goal of
enhancing the communities that
we serve, the Atlantic Group of
Companies handed over the keys to
a new, wooden, semi-furnished
house to Marcelina Campos and her
family. The donation is a result of a
partnership with Hand in Hand
Ministries, who provides homes to
Belizean families through their
"Building for Change Program. "
While the Atlantic Group, which is
inclusive of Atlantic Bank Ltd.,
Atlantic International Bank Ltd.,
Atlantic International Corp.
Services Ltd., Atlantic Insurance
Company Ltd., and Atlantic Legal
& Consultancy Services Ltd.,
assisted financially, it was the
unselfish donation of our staff that
was pivotal to the physical building
of the house. For two days, August
7th and 8th, staff joined the Campos
family, volunteering their time and
skills to construct the new home.
On August 18, 2010 the keys to
the new residence were handed over
to the Campos family just in time
to celebrate a family member's
birthday. In a very sentimental
speech, Ms. Campos expressed her
sincere gratitude to the Group of
Companies as she and her family

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The Campos family

looks towards the future with much
more hope.
The Atlantic Group of Companies
takes this opportunity to congratu-
late the Campos family for
acquiring their new home. We
would also like to thank Hand in
Hand Ministries for partnering with
us in this venture as we look
forward to building the next home
through the "Building for Change
Program. "
If you would like more
information on the "Building for
Change Program" please contact
Hand in Hand Ministries at
227-6273 or visit

Consultancy Services for Design and Construction Supervision


The Government of Belize (GOB) has received a loan from the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Belize
River Valley Project, and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to
eligible payments under a contract to provide consultancy services for
design and construction supervision.

GOB will execute the project through Belize Water Services
Limited (BWS), and a Project Manager within BWS will be
responsible for the day-to-day management of project activities. BWS
shall be the Executing Agency for the project.

BWS is now seeking to engage consultants to: (a) undertake detailed
engineering survey of the route for installing the distribution network
and mains interconnecting the nine villages; (b) prepare new and
review existing tank designs; and (c) undertake construction
supervision of the erection of three (3) tanks together with the
installation of approximately forty (40) miles of various diameter PVC
water main within and interconnecting the nine villages. The
procurement of these consulting services shall be subject to the
provisions of the loan agreement. BWS now invites the submission of
statement of capabilities from eligible firms interested in undertaking
this assignment.

Consultant firms shall be eligible for procurement if:

(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or
otherwise organized in, and has its principal place of business in, an
eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by
citizens) and/or bona fide residents) of eligible country(ies) or by
body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;

(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona
fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to
make any arrangements whereby any substantial part of the net profits or
other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person
not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are CDB Member Countries.

In assessing submissions, consideration will be given to technical
competence, qualifications and experience, regional experience on
similar assignments, financial capability, the extent of prior commitments,
and proficiency in English. Submissions should include corporate
profile, descriptions of similar projects completed within the past five
years, and curriculum vitae of key personnel. Consultants should have
experience in Civil Engineering including but not limited to foundation
and structural design, engineering and geotechnical survey, water supply
and distribution, tender preparation and evaluation, contract preparation
and negotiation, construction supervision and project management.

Five (5) copies of the "statement ofcapability" must be submitted to the
first address stated below no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
September 15th, 2010. Simultaneously, one copy should be sent to the
second address below. The sealed envelopes containing the submissions
should include the name and address of the applicant and should be clearly
marked: "Statement of Capability: Consulting Services for Belize River
Valley Project". All information must be submitted in English.

Following assessment of the submissions, a short list of not less than
three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of
reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to
undertake the assignment.

BWS reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel
the present invitation partially or in its entirety. BWS will not be bound
to assign any reason for not short listing any applicant and will not defray
costs incurred by applicants in the preparation and submission of the
proposals. Applicants will be advised in due course of the results of their

1. Resident Consultant Engineer
Belize Water Services Limited
#7 Central American Boulevard
Belize City
Belize District

Tel: (501) 222 4757 ext. 241
Fax: (501) 222 4238
Email: rce(,bwsl.com.bz

2. Procurement Officer
Project Services Division
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408, Wildey
St. Michael

Tel: (246) 431 1600
Fax: (246) 426 7269
Email: procurement(,caribank.org

IPblic Uilis Cn
Public Utilities Commission (PUC)

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in its
commitment to ensure public safety hereby advises
the General Public that according to the Electricity
(Licensing of Wiremen) Regulations:

(1) No person shall perform any electrical work
whatsoever unless that person is a holder of a valid
wireman license issued by the PUC.

(2) No person shall hire or engage any person who
is not a licensed wireman to do any electrical work
on their behalf or on their premises.

(3) Any violation of the preceding is a punishable
offence and may result in a fine of up to two
thousand dollars and/or imprisonment of up to six

The PUC reminds all licensed wiremen that they are
authorized to engage in electrical work only in the
category for which they are licensed.
Issued by the PUC on July 19, 2010

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Woman Buries Brother, Discovers Dead Son

PARIS, France, Thursday, Aug
12 2010 12:58pm EDT
PARIS (Reuters) -
A French woman discovered her
42-year-old son had been buried in
the same cemetery where she was
attending her brother's funeral,
after she had tried to invite him to
the ceremony, a newspaper said

The family were leaving the
cemetery near Lille, Wednesday
when one of them noticed a
temporary wooden gravestone
bearing the son's name and date of
birth in an area reserved for poor
"In two or three seconds,
everybody started to scream," the
man's father Elie Langlet told La

Voix du Nord newspaper.
"Josiane (the mother) collapsed.
She buries her brother and finds
her kid in a grave near him. It's
unthinkable," he said.
The local council confirmed the
father of one, Olivier, had died on
July 5 from natural causes.
Josiane Vermeersch said she had
tried to contact her son a few days

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BERLIN, Tuesday, August 24,
2010 11:49am EDT
BERLIN (Reuters):
A Polish man living in Germany
went about his business for about
five years without noticing he had
been shot in the head because he
was drunk when it happened.
Police in the western city of
Bochum said on Tuesday doctors
found a .22 caliber bullet in the back
of his head after the 35-year-old
went to have what he thought was
a cyst removed.
Presented with the 5.6mm
projectile, the man recalled he had
received a blow to the head around
midnight at a New Year's party "in
2004 or 2005," but had forgotten

about it because he had been "very
drunk," a police spokesman said.
"He told us he remembered
having a sore head, but that he
wasn't really one for going to the
doctor," the spokesman said.
The wound later healed around
the bullet and it was not until the
man decided to have the lump

examined due to recurring pains that
the discovery was made.
Police said they were not
treating the incident as suspicious
as the bullet might have got lodged
in the man's head when a reveler
fired a gun in celebration.
"It may have been a shot fired
up in the air which entered his
head on the way down," the
spokesman said.
The resident of Herne, who has
lived in Germany for several years,
was expected to be released from
hospital later this week after the
bullet was removed on Friday,
police said.
(Reporting by Dave Graham;
Editing by Angus MacSwan)

before to invite him to his uncle's
funeral, to noavail, and had thought
he was ignoring her after a row.
"Someone hasn't done their
job," she told news channel I-
Tele. "I demand explanations,"
Vermeersch said, adding it was
unbelievable in a time of modern
technology that nobody had
attempted to contact the family.
Citing the funeral parlor that
buried the man, the newspaper said
it was not uncommon for families
not to be informed if there is no
immediate contact address.
French law stipulates that a burial
must take place within six days of a
(Reporting by John Irish; Editing
by Nina Chestney)

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A Call For Action Against

Sexual Abuse Of Children

years by both government and
non-government organizations
involved in matter of protecting
children, they are of the firm belief
that much more needs to be done
and as such the desired result of
the symposium is geared towards
significantly decreasing and
ultimately eliminating the scourge
from our society.
The official opening ceremony
began, as scheduled at 9:00 am
with Mrs. Pearl Stuart, Executive
Director of the National Commis-
sion for Families and Children
acting in the capacity as Mistress
of Ceremony and with the singing
of the National Anthem of Belize
beautifully done by students from
St. Luke Methodist Primary School
Choir. The inspirational opening
prayer was delivered by Bishop
Philip Wright from the Anglican
In her opening remarks, the
Patron, Mrs. Kim Simplis-
Barrow presented a comprehensive
overview of the topic while
simultaneously encouraging
stakeholders to "work together to
preserve the innocence and
dignity of our children." She
also encouraged a "call for action
.... Until recently many people did
not want to acknowledge CSEC is
a horrific rights violation that
many Belizean children were and
are actually experiencing, so for
much too long we ignored this
phenomenon. It remained as the
Spanish saying goes, 'un secret
a voces.'"F
"Children are our future" she
said "but more importantly they
are our present.. CSEC does not
only affect our children but the
entire society..... and so we
must develop foundations for a
comprehensive plan of action to
attack CSEC" concluded Mrs.
In his keynote address the
Hon. Eden Martinez, Minister of
Human Development and Social
Transformation expressed his
pleasure to have been called upon
"to lend support to this very
important symposium" he said that
"CSEC replaces what should be
precious childhood memories"
and that while much has been
done "much more needs to be
done to protect our children.... "In
the Belizean scenario" said
Minister Eden Martinez "the
majority of victims are not found
in the brothels and on street
corners. The unfortunate and
might Isay the unacceptable truth
is that many of the young people
involved in CSEC are involved
with either the direct or indirect
complicity of parents and

Among those in attendance for
the opening ceremony were Prime
Minister Dean Barrow and US
Ambassador to Belize as well as
other dignitaries.
The two-day program included
presentations from Child Protection
Specialist, Begofia Arellano from
UNICEF's Americas and Caribbean
Regional Office and Diana Shaw,
Chairperson of Belize's Child
Development Foundation. It began
with an introduction to the
Human Rights Framework and
the importance of children's rights
and the definition of CSEC with
examples of manifestations,
especially within the Latin
American and Caribbean regions.
Other topics discussed included:
a) Legal and institutional Frame-
works for addressing CSEC within
the region
b) Principles for the care and
treatment of victims of CSEC with
examples of good practices and
lesson learnt in the region
c) The role of public awareness
and encouragement in the
prevention and detection process
d) Situational Analysis of CSEC
in Belize
e) The development of a National
Plan of Action against CSEC and
f) An overview of objectives and
Methodology for the development
of a national response to CSEC
The various working sessions
ended with a wrap-up and the way

The Commercial Sexual
Exploitation of Children and
Adolescents (CSEC) is one of the
worst forms of child labour, a
modern form of slavery and a
severe violation of children's rights.
As defined in the Declaration of
the First World Congress against
Commercial Sexual Exploitation
of Children, held in Stockholm
in 1996, commercial sexual exploi-
tation of children is sexual abuse
by an adult accompanied by
remuneration in cash or kind to
the child or third personss.
According to a recent global
estimate by the International
Labour Organization, of the 1.39
million persons involved in forced
commercial sexual exploitation,
40-50 per cent are children. To date
various studies in the region have
proven the existence of CSEC in
our midst. However, as with
other "low-visibility" crimes, the
greatest challenge in assessing the
prevalence of CSEC is the size of
the "dark-figure", i.e. for every
report of CSEC, there are many
more that go unreported.

ages, both male and female,
have become the "products" in a
profitable industry that satisfies an
increasing demand for sex activity
with children. This issue is of
growing concern to Belize.
Because of the popularity of the
Central American and Caribbean
Regions for tourism, local demand,
sex tourism and internet pornogra-
phy are keeping the demand high,
and, as a result, the number of
children and youth lured into the sex
industry is increasing.
Children do not willingly become
involved in CSEC, ye they are
often criminalized by society. There
are many factors that contribute to
a child's vulnerability of being
victimized. Children are vulnerable
by virtue of their age, understand-
ing and dependence on their adult
counterparts for care and protec-
tion. In many instances children are
sold by their impoverished family,
or tricked by brothel owners
or procurers with promises of
legitimate employment.
Some children run away from
difficult and abusive home situa-
tions and end up in sex work as their
only means of earning a living,
circumstance often exploited by
others. Still others find themselves
coerced into the sex industry with
threats of violence.
Child and Adolescent victims of
commercial sexual exploitation
experience severe physical and
psychological trauma; he effects of
which are lifelong. Physically,
children are at high risk of
contracting STI' S, such as HIV and
AIDS, teenage pregnancy, physical

violence, poor nutrition and hygiene
and often struggle with substance
abuse issues. Psychosocial
problems include feelings of low
self-esteem, severe guilt and
suicidal tendencies. Despite this
dire situation, there is a severe lack
of health and social services for
victims of sexual exploitation.
Not only is this issue tolerated
socially with manifestations in
attitudes, customs and practices,
many countries within our region
do not have actual laws that
criminalize the commercial sexual
exploitation of children, and where
laws do exist, in many cases,
penalties are too lenient.
Through the ratification of
various international conventions
and declaration, governments in
this region and across the globe
have committed themselves to
develop and implement actions
directed towards the prevention of
commercial sexual exploitation of
children, the comprehensive care
for children and adolescent victims,
and the effective sanctioning of
those who commit these crimes.
The commercial sexual exploita-
tion of children is a complex issue
that warrants immediate response
and a consorted approach in order
to be combated.
Every child has the right to be
protected from all forms of abuse
and exploitation and to a bright
future, which for many, is being
severely compromised. Let us not
through inaction be accomplices,
but stand united in the fight against
the commercial sexual exploitation
of our children.

Recording The Sudden Passing Of Mr. Suga

when his wife requested that he
retire for the night. Complying
with the request, he entered the
bedroom, sat on the bed and almost
instantly experienced a massive
heart attack resulting in his sudden
Rushford Eric "Suga" Jones
was born and grew up in Spanish
Lookout community before
moving to Georgeville where he
spent the rest of his life. He was
employed for many years as a truck
driver at the Ministry of Works in
Santa Elena, Cayo, before retiring
and taking up taxi driving on a full-
time basis. While over the years,
fellow taxi drivers have resorted to
smaller cars as a means of saving
fuel, Suga has never changed from
operating larger cars with the Ford
LTD, and later the Grand Marquis,
being his cars of choice.
His family remembers him as a
humorous and fun loving person

Across the globe children of all who was always willing to give

advice when requested.
Mr. Suga is survived by his wife
of 46 years, Mrs. Paula Priscilla
Jones. He is also survived by
ten children: four sons, Lloyd,
Steven and Wilfred residing in Los
Angeles, California and Mark
residing in Chicago; six daughters,
Ethel and Elaine residing in Los
Angeles, California, and Carla,
Lorna, Dorlene and Cynthia all
residing in Georgeville Village. He
is also survived by two brothers,
Samuel "Cucu" Jones of Santa
Elena, Cayo and Gerald Jones of
Georgeville Village as well as by 21
grandchildren, 1 great grandchild
and a host of other relatives and
countless friends.
As proof of Suga's popularity,
both the wake and funeral services
were well attended. The mass of the
resurrection was celebrated by his
neighbor and relative, Pastor
Santiago McKoy inside the
community's Pentecostal Church.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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