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Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 SAN I G NACIO T O W N Satu r d a y J u ly 9 20 1 1: A nother Chinese business establish m ent fell v icti m today of yet another robbery in as series of such incidents that has been pla g uin g the c o mm unity o v er the last se v eral m onths. Zhon g Quan W u 34 Chinese B u si n e s s ma n o f a B ul l e t T r ee R o a d a d d r e s s i n S a n I gn a c io T o w n C a y o r e p o r t e d t h at s h ort l y 7 : 00 o cl o c k o n t h e n ig ht of S aturda y July 9 20 1 1 he sitti ng alo n e be h ind t h e cou n ter in s ide his H olid a y R e stau r ant when four hea v ily m as k ed pe rso n s st o r m ed i nto t he r e staur a nt. On e of t h e m w h o m he descr i bed a s sh o rt and st o c k y po i nte d a r i f l e b e a r i n g r e s embl a n c e of t h o s e u s e d b y t h e mi l i t a r y a t h im w h ile a s ec o nd o ne ju mp ed a c ro s s t he co u nte r wh e re he was seated and unleashed a ba rra g e of punche s to his abdo m en. While he was bent o v er in pain the attac k er searched his poc kets re m o v in g all the contents of th e ri g h t fro n t poc k et of the pants he was wearin g bein g fi ve twenty and six fifty dollar bills for a total of four hundred dollars While he was bein g search, a t h ird ma s k ed p erson joine d the s e c o n d a tt a cke r b e h i n d t he c o u n t e r a n d p r o c e e d e d to r e m o v e a n d a d d i t i o n a l t wo h u n d r e d d o l l a r s i n c o i n s f r om the cash drawer all for a total of six hundred dollars. Af te r p ul l i ng off t h e ro b b e r y a ll f o u r r o b b er s r emai n e d i n t he re s tau r ant f or a bou t two m in u tes before rushin g out and strai g ht into a s m all white g et awa y car par k ed i n front of the r e staurant. T h e c a r t h en s pe d o f f in an e a s t e r l y d i r e c t i o n t o w a r ds Joseph A ndrews. As w i th t h e c a se o f e v e ry s i n g l e ro b ber y i n th e co m m un i ty o v er the past se v eral m onths no one has been arrested. G e o r g e W e n d e ll O Br i e n J r J P 67 S UNR I S E : M ay 5 1944 S UN S E T : J u l y 10 20 11 S EE P A G E 11 D a n i e l O b e d i ah D o u ga ll S r 92 S UNR I S E : J un e 10 1919 S UN S E T : J u l y 13 20 11 S EE P A G E 7 H o li d ay R e s t a u r a n t B u ll e t T r ee R o a d S a n I g n a c i o, A c r o ss F r o m J u a n C hu c s S t o re No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T AR No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T AR S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T AR S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R* S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R 8 8 T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R* No. 281 Sunday, July 17, 2011 Price $1.00 C h ec k o u t o u r F ACEB OO K pag e : B l u e A n g e l s E m a il : B l u e a n g e l s n i g h t c l u b @ y a h oo c om P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 2 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 CO N TRIB U TED They told us so and we did not li s ten Ca ndy a n d G eorge Go n z al ez two fore i gners w e re l i k e a d u o c r yin g in the w i ld e rne s s A d am o n t he Macal they said would raise th e me r cury leve l in the f ish population to the point where the fish w i ll no t be fi t for human consumption . Th o se w ith v e s ted spe c ial interest said Pay no mind to t h o s e tw o f o r ei g n e r s f o r t h ey know not what they sa y Their u t t e r a n c e s a re s a t u r a t e d w i th rubb i sh . W e ha v e g one full circle and the c hic k ens h av e co m e h om e to roost I t has now been o f ficially c o nf i r me d t ha t f i sh fr om t he Macal Ri v er is not fit for hu m an co n su m pt i on. T hey a re t e llin g us t hat i t s o n ly t he ba s e-s n oo k T hat is w h at B eco l /Fo r tis wou l d w a nt us t o beli ev e The sad re a lity h o w e v e r is t h a t i n c o n f i r m i ty with the ri v er food chain ALL fish fro m the Macal Ri v er is not fit f or hu m an consu m pt i on punto final case close end of st o r y. The ti m e has now co m e for us to tal k about reparation Many a r e t he f a mi li e s w ho d ep e nd on the fish fro m the Macal for e i th e r t h ei r d a il y me nu o r f or m uch needed m oney to pay the bills and m aintain the fa m il y. T h i s i m p o rt a n t s o u r c e of s u s t e n a n c e h a s eff e c t ive ly b e e n d es t r o ye d w i pe d a w a y, obliterated by Becol/Fortis. The ques t ion now i s w hat f o r m w i ll r e pa r a t io n f ro m B e c o l/ Fortis ta k e? W ill we wait for Cand y and Geor g e Gonza l ez to le a d the repa r ation cha r g e for us? Becol/Fortis did not listen to Candy & Geo rg e the first ti me around what m a k es us belie ve th a t t h ey w ill lis t en t o t h e m n o w. I t s ti m e for us to g et up o ff o u rs e l ve s a n d d o t h in g s f or ours e l v es. A Belizean laborer fro m S anta Fa m ilia V illa ge Cayo was fined and confi n ed wh e n he p lead g uilty m arijuand T ra f fic k in g. Benque V iejo Police reports t h a t a t a r o u n d 1 2 n o o n on Monda y July 4 20 1 1 a tea m of a l ert po l ice m en on m ob i le pat r ol on Geo rg e Pr i ce Boule v ard s p o t t e d a a m a l e p e r s on e m e rg in g fro m the Old Border R o ad o nt o th e W e ste r n H i g h w ay with a k napsac k on his bac k. T h e ma n w a s d i s c r e t e ly fo l lowe d and w as a l lowe d to en t er a Ch i nes e Re s tau r ant on Geo rg e Price Boule v ard By the ti m e t h e police ent e red the restaurant he was no lon g er in possession of the ba g and when h e w a s c o n fr o n t e d a bo u t t h e b a g, be f ore he c ould ans w e r the Chinese owner of the restaurant pointed out the ba g on top of a Coca Cola crate. Po l ice re t ri e v e d t h e b a g a nd q u es t io n t h e s u s pe c t a bo u t i ts c o n t e n ts T h e su s p e c t r e p o r t e d ly t o ld them t h at it con t ai n ed herb When the ba g was opened in hi s pr e senc e it was foun d to c o n t a i n t h r e e p a r c e l s w r a p p ed in blac k plastic ba g s A ll three par c els w e re op e ned i n his p r es e nc e a n d wer e i ns t an t ly suspected to be m arijuana. T h e m a l e p e r s o n l a t er identified as A b el Meri no 28, B e l i z e a n l a b o r e r o f S a n ta F a m i l i a vi l l a g e w a s in s t a n t ly detained and transported to the police station in Benque V iejo T own The dru g s wa s wei g hed tipping 1 041 3 g ra m s The suspect was c o n s e q u e n t l y a r r e s t e d a nd f o rma l l y c h a r ge d f o r d r ug tra f fic k in g H e a p pear e d b efo r e Ma g ist r ate L i n be r t W i l l is i n B e n q ue V i ejo s M a g is t ra t e C o urt on W e d n es d a y J u l y 6 w he r e he pled g uilty to the cha rg e. Ma g istrate W illis wasted no ti m e in i m posin g the m axi m um te n thou s and d olla r fine and add i tional l y sen t ence h im to s p e n d t he n e xt t h re e y e a r s i n j a i l. A b e l M er i n o 28 Be li z e a n L a b o r e r O f S a n t a F a m ili a V ill age F O R S A LE 722 A c s o n M a c a l R i v e r a t M o n k e y F a ll s 1560 R i v e r f r o nt *17 C l e a r e d R i v e r l o t s w i t h L U A A pp r ova l W oo d e d Y rr o und Sp r i n g Hi ll s w / V i e w s O n G r i d *10 m i n s f r om S a n I g n a c i o F i n a n c i n g A va i l *$1200 U S D / A c. ** *** *** 57 A c F a r m S a n A n t o n i o a r e a 2 a p a r t m e n t s 1 A C ., w a ll ed ga r d e n p oo l f e n ce d f r u i t t r ee s o u t bu i l d i n g s f u r n i s h i n gs n e go t i a b l e $330 k U SD ( S a n t a E l e n a C a y o) P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 3 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 4 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S A N IGN A C I O T O W N, C A YO T h ursda y J u l y 1 3, 20 11 : T h e r e i s a n e w A s s i s t a nt Co o rdi n ator in c ha r g e of the S an I g nac i o/ S an t a E l en a H o use of C u l t ur e He r n a m e is Xu n an Q u et z al fro m Bel m opan. Ms Quetzal s first day on the new job was Monda y July 1 1. Sh e h o l d s a B a c h e l o r s of S cience De g ree in I nterdisciplin a ry S o c i a l Sci e nc e s f r o m t he U n i v e r sit y o f W e s t F l ori d a, U S A. S he was pre v iously e m ployed a s a n E x e c u t i v e / T r a i n i ng As sis t ant wi t h t h e U S Pe a ce Corp in Bel m opan. Ms Quetzal replaces for m er A ssistant Coordinator V a n essa C h an who after about se v en m o n t h s o n t h e j o b ha s s i n ce move d o n t o p u r s u e o t h er interests. T h e Ne w Assista nt C oo r d i n at o r at t h e H ou se of C u lt ur e X un a n Q u et z al T h e F o r m e r Assista nt C oo r d i n at o r at t h e H ou se of C u lt ur e V a n essa C h an S A N TA E L E N A T O W N, Cay o Fri d a y J u ly 15 20 1 1: There are still a few irresponsi b le p e rson s a m o ng us who i n s i s t o n va n d a l i zi n g p u b l ic prop e rt y. L as t wee k we lis t ened as B e l i z e C i t y C o u n c i l o r W a y ne Us h er plead e d for v an d als to s h o w c ivi c b y c e a s i n g a nd d e s i s t i n g f o r v a n d a l i z i ng r e ce n tly in s ta l le d n am e p la t es for new street na m es in Belize Ci t y. This irresponsible beha v ior is not only confined to Belize City as we witnes s our share of si m ilar such beha v io r. W e reported a few wee k s a go about the brea k in g of the li g hts in the Macal Ri v er Par k and this wee k we ca m e upon the spray paintin g of tra f fic si g ns one of which is located at the corner of Bish o p Martin a nd Perez S treets in S an Ig nacio. I t ta k es a real irresponsible p e r s o n t o b e w a l k i ng a r o u nd w i t h a t i n o f s p r a y p a i nt intentionally v andalizin g public pr o perty speci f icall y inst a lled f o r t h e s a fet y t h e v e hic u lar as well as pedestrian tra f fic. B et thi s indi v idual w ould ne v er dare ris k personal liberty by pullin g this k ind of beha v ior a c ro s s ei t he r t h e n o r th e rn or western borders of Belize Why then do they insist in defacing that which is ours? Su ch beha v ior is a clear indication of a society that lack d i s c i p l i n e I t d emo n s t r a t es lawless and antisocial beha v io r. L i k e councilor W ayne Usher all we can do is to a s k those r e s p o n s i bl e f o r s u c h a c t i o n to ta k e p ride in o u r public p r operty and to cease and desist fro m the w a n t on d e st r u c ti o n an d d ef a c i ng of t h e co mm uni t y s infra s tructure. B Y Cynthia Reece S A N IGN A C I O T O W N C a y o, Th u r sda y J u l y 1 5 2 0 1 1: S M A R T! phone ser v ice has adopted two R o tary sponsored par k s one each in S an Ig nacio and S anta Elena to show their support for the co mm unit y. The JC Par k in S an Ig nacio and the S anta Elena Par k both s p ort S M A R T !c olo r s a n d w i ll soon be painted with the s m iley S M A R T lo g o. SMA R T s c o n t r i b u t i on o f mo n t h l y mo w i n g a nd m a i n te n an c e he l p s k e ep b o th p a r k s lookin g we l lk e pt a nd i n v i t i n g. T h e J C P a r k i s j us t o f f t he W e s t e r n H igh w a y i n S an Ig nacio surr o unded by Coral S tr e et. A v isitor can g et there from B l ue B ird S tr e et Phi l ip G old s on S t r eet a nd T e odo c io O c hoa S tr e et. This par k is equipped with a p l a y g r o u n d a b a n d s t a n d, picnic tables wal k w ays and lo v ely trees fo r shade I t also recei v es re g ular attention from th e I n t era c t Cl u b o f S a c red Heart The hi gh school students clean the par k on a wee k ly basis as one of the Club s co mm unity ser v i ces. W ith plenty of par k in g around t h e p er im e t e r t hi s i s a g r e at p l a c e t o pl a y w a l k e n t er t a i n, rest and picnic. The S anta Elena Rotary Park S M A R T Su p p o r t s L oc al R o t a r y E f f o rts is locat e d on L a L o ma L uz Boule v ard just o f f the W estern Hi g hwa y I t was refurbished by the Rotary Club of S an Ig nacio twel v e years a g o and is a g reat nei g hb o rhood g atheri ng place for all a g es. The p ar k o f fers se a tin g and p a rki n g a l o n g w i t h p l e n t y of p l a ygr o u n d e q u i pme n t a nd space to pla y. The Rot a ry In ter n ati o nal sy m bol of the wheel with co gs sits pro m inently as a m onu m ent to the Club s e f forts within the S anta Elena co mm unit y. Bri n g ou t y ou r f a m ily a nd f rie nd s a nd let t h e m e n j oy ou r f i n e d i n i n g as w ell as ga m e roo m p layg round a nd ice c r ea m s hop. W e h ave s o m et h i n g for every on e s o b ri n g ou t t he e n ti r e a nd e n j o y a clea n, f rie nd ly a nd sec ure e n vi r o nm e n t. P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 5 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 6 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 Wh at is d e n g u e h e m o rr h agic f e v er? Den g ue he m orrha g ic fe v er is a s e r i o u s c o m p l i c a t i o n of d e ngu e i n f e c t i o n a v i r al infection trans m itted to hu m ans b y mo s q u i t o e s Al t h o ugh d e n g u e i n f ec t io n s a re r a re in t h e U n ite d S t a te s t h ey a re a l e a d i n g c a u s e o f i l l n e s s a nd d e a t h i n t h e t r o p i c s a nd s u b t r o p i c s Ap p r o x i ma t e l y 5 0 to 100 m illio n infe c tions o ccur gl o b a l l y e a c h y e a r o f w h i ch 500 000 people de v elop den g ue h e m o rr h agic f e v e r a n d 2 2 0 00 die (Source:WHO). W orldwide m ost of the cases o f d e n g ue in f e c ti o n o c c ur in chil d ren I n t he conti n ental U n i t ed S t a t es t he ma j o ri t y of c a se s a re in p e op l e w h o h ave tra v eled to other countries The ma j o ri t y of U S ci t i z en s w ho have d e n g u e in f ect i ons li v e in P u er t o Ri c o t h e U S V i r g in I slands S a m oa and Gua m. D e n g u e i s en d e m i c i n th o se ar e as. Den g ue he m orrha g ic fe v er is c h a r a c t e r i z e d b y a f e v e r t h at l a s t s f r o m t w o d a y s t o a w e ek a n d i s a c c o m p a n i ed b y s ymp t oms s e e n i n t he m ilder den g ue infection k nown a s d e ngu e f eve r T h e se i n c l u d e h e a da c h e ey e p a i n, m usculos k eletal pain and easy bleedi n g or bruisin g A s the fe v er g oes awa y fluid be g ins to lea k fro m the tiny blood v essels k nown as capillaries The fluid c a n c o l le c t i n th e a b d om i n al ca v ity or around th e lun g s. I n t ra v e nou s flu i ds a re t hen n e e d e d t o s u p p or t t h e c i r c u l a t o ry sys t e m. T h e r e a r e n o s p e c i f ic t r e a tme n t s f o r d e n g ue h e m o r r h a g i c feve r o t h e r t h an r e l i e v i ng s ymp t oms a nd replacin g flui d s and blood as needed. D e n g u e h e m o r r h a g ic f e v e r i s a l i f e t h r e a t e n i ng eme r ge n c y S e ek i m m edi a te m e d ical ca r e if you ha v e been to a n are a wher e den gu e is e n d emi c a n d y o u h ave s ymp t om s s u c h a s t he s u d d en o n s e t of a h i g h f e v e r s e v e re a b d omi n a l p a i n p e r s i s t e nt v o m itin g or v o m itin g blood, bleedin g fro m the nose or g u m s, r e d t o r ed d i s h p u r p le s p o t s or patches on the s k in stools that are blac k and tarr y s k in that is cold and cla mm y and unusual t i r e d n e s s or i r r i t a b i l i t y Al s o s e ek im m e d i a t e c a re f o r c o n f u s i o n, l o s s o r c h a nge i n l eve l of consciousness or seizure. S Y MP T O MS Wh at a r e t h e sy m p t o m s of d e n g u e h e m o rr h agic f ever? I n i ti a l s y m p t o m s of dengue he m orrha g ic fe v er include hi gh f eve r h e a d a c h e e y e p a i n, m usculos k eletal pain and easy b l ee d in g or br u is i n g L a t er s ymp t oms i n c l u d e r a s h, r e stl e ssn e ss sw e at i n g red to reddish-purple spots or patches on the s k in and cold cla mmy s ki n .... Read m ore a b out d e n g ue he m orrha g ic fe v er sy m pto ms CA U SES Wh at ca u ses d e n g ue h e m o rr h agic f ever? Den g ue he m orrha g ic fe v er is c a u s e d b y a d e ngu e vi r u s, specifically k nown as DEN V -1, DEN V -2 DEN V -3 or DEN V -4. T h e vir u s i s t r a nsmit t ed to h uma n s b y mo sq u i t o e s T h e re have b e en r epo r ts o f t r ans f er o f t h e vi r u s t h o ugh or g an t r a n s p l a nt s a n d b l o od t r a n s f usions as well as transfer fro m a pr eg nan t m ot h er to her b ab y but th e se c ase s ar e ra r e .. . R e ad m o r e a b out d en g u e he m orrh ag ic fe v er causes TR E A TM E NTS H ow is d e n g u e h e m o rr h agic f eve r t r eate d? Currentl y no m edications are ava i l a b l e t o t r e a t d e n g ue he m orrha g ic fe v e r The g oal of care is to pro v ide co m fort and support durin g the crisis phase of den g ue he m orrha g ic fe v e r. T r eat m e n t for d e n g ue h e m o rr h agic f ever T r e a t m e n t f o r d e n g ue he m o r rha g ic f e v er invol v es replace m ent of fluid and blood products as needed and co m fort care It includes: Admi ss i on t o a n i n t e ns iv e c a re u n it Bed rest In t r a v e n o u s f l u i d s a nd electrolytes Oral fluids as tolerated Oxy g en therapy T r a nsf u sio n s o f bl o od a nd platelets as needed Wh at a r e t h e po te n tial c o m p licati on s of d e n g ue h e m o rr h agic f ever? Den g ue he m orrha g ic fe v er is a s e r i o u s d i s e a s e t h a t l e ft untreated can be life threateni ng Y ou c an h el p m i n i m i z e y o ur ris k of serious co m plications by fo l low i n g t h e t r eat me nt p lan y o u a n d y o u r h e a l t h c a re professional desi g n specifically f o r y o u C omp l i c a t i o n s of d e n g u e h e m o r r h a g i c f e v er inc l ude: Brain da m a ge E n c e p h a l i t i s ( i n f l a m ma t i on a n d sw e l l in g o f t he b r ai n d ue t o a v i r al inf e ct i on or ot h er causes) L i v er failure S eizure S hock P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 7 BY A l b e r t o A u g u s t S T AR Publ i sher S A N TA E L E N A T O W N, Cay o Fri d a y J u ly 15 20 1 1: I t is w it h pr o fo u nd s adn e ss th a t the pass i n g of a re v ered s tep father is recorded. Da n iel O b e d ia h D ou gall Sr 9 2 p as s ed awa y q u ie t ly at e x ac t ly 6 :5 0 : am ( 7: 5 0 am B e li z e t i me ) o n W e dn e s d a y J u ly 13 20 1 1 at his ho me in L os A n g eles California U SA. I t can with all confidence be said t h at Pa Dan a s he was a f f e ctiona t ely k n o wn lived a full l ife and l ik e Fran k S i n atra s son g says: He did it H IS wa y It i s i n th i s l igh t t h e r e fo r e t h at ins t ead of m ournin g his pas s in g, w e ar e c o m pe l le d to ce l ebr a te h i s l i f e a s w e e m b r a c e t he m e mo ry of all he did f o r us throu g h the m any years. Pa Dan was born on June 10, 1919 in the southern v illa g e of S ittee Ri v er in the S tann Creek District I n his life he was m any th i n g s He o f ten r e coun t ed t h ose days way bac k then as a young m an in his early 20 s when he ser v ed at the order of the Her Majesty the Queen in Pana ma durin g W orld W ar II where he g ot his financial start in life. A fter ser v in g in the war e f fort, he returned to B elize and wisely i nv es t ed his sa v in gs in a s aw mi ll thereby beco m in g an instant e m p l o y e r H e e v e n t u a l ly e v ol v ed into B elize s nu m ber one m illwri g ht There was not a s a wmi l l a n y w h e r e i n t he c o u n t r y t h a t P a D a n c o u ld not repair or operate. His business in the saw m ill operation too k hi m fro m north to south east to west and e v erywhere e lse in betwee n across Belize He operated his saw m ill on the Northern Hi g hwa y then in Bo m ba Mas k all in Rancho Do l ores L e m o nal Flo w ers Ban k S il k Gr a ss Coc k s co m b, Ne v er De l a y S ucco t z A r e nal a n d ma n y o t h e r p l a c e s in between. He pro v ided e m ploy m ent for m any includin g fellow v illa g ers f r o m S i t t e e R ive r ma n y o f w h om to d ay th a n k h i m fo r bringing t h e m o u t o f Si t te e R i v e r a nd m an y of wh om start e d new l i v es all across Belize. F o r u s m y b r o t he r a n d t wo sisters Pa Dan our step fathe r, wa s the o nly f a ther w e k ne w He raised us cared for us and lo v ed us just as m uch as he lo v ed and cared for his other fi v e children tha t he wo u ld late r share with our m othe r. P a Dan tau g ht us the true v alue of h ard w o r k as on e v ery s c hool v acation he would ta g us along to wor k where v er in the country his saw m ill was wor k in g at that time. Eve r t h e p e r s o n t o t ake cha n ces i n the e a rly 70 s Pa Dan ri sk ed his in v es tm ent by e n t e r i ng i n t o a p a r t n e r s h ip w h i c h p r o m i s e d t o e x p a nd h i s o p e r a t i o n a n d i n c r e a se e m pl o y m en t T h a t p ar t n e rs h ip so m ehow went terribly wron g. It e v e n tu a ll y r e su l t e d i n h im losin g his entire in v est m ent to a r u t h le s s p a r tn e r T h at wa s t he lowest point in Pa Dan s life. Ne v ertheless blessed with the s k ills he acqui r ed o v er the m any years of hard wor k he quic k ly r e bou n ded thi s t i m e h owever as a n e m pl o yee i n stead o f an e m pl o ye r. B e in g t h e se n i o r em p l o y ee a l w a ys h e w a s c on s o l ed w i th the v ested authority to e m ploy the saw m ill crew of his desire. He therefore found m uch satisfac t ion i n the a bilit y to offer e m p l oy m en t to th o se in need whene v er he could He wor k ed for a m ajor saw m ill operation in S an L uis in the Mountain Pine Rid g e area He later m o v ed to Qua m Ban k in the Coc k sco mb m ountain ran g e. He also wor k ed for J o e Me na n e a r m i l e 4 6 o n t h e W e s t e rn Hi g hway and later for Da v id S h aw at the sa m e location when Mena sold out to S ha w. A f t e r a f e w y e a r s a s an e m ployee he rebounded with a sma l l s a wmi l l h e c o u l d o n ce a g ain c all his own What a wonderful day it was for hi m to have s h ed t h e s h ac k l e s o f an e m ployee and resuface once a g ain as an e m ploye r. He operated his s m all saw m ill f o r s e v e r a l y e a r s H i s l a st p r iva t e e n g a g e m e n t w a s in B a nan a B a n k c utt i n g lu mb er f o r Jo h n C a r r. W h e n t h at contract ended in 1983 he said g ood bye to al l the har d work that saw m illin g entails Nearing 65 years of a g e he was ready to call it quits and to retire from t h a t l i n e o f s t r e n e o u s a nd intensi v e labo r. Pa Da n m igra t ed to Los A n g eles California in the latter par t of 1 9 83 an d has s ince resided in LA Ov er the years he ha s m a d e fr e que n t tr i ps b ack h ome H i s f i n a l vi s i t w as d u ri ng t h e E as t er b re ak l ast ye a r. Du r in g that two wee k sta y at his re q uest we m ade t he p i l g ri m a ge to S itt e e R iv e r his h o m e v ill ag e, where he spen t an entire day m e e t i n g o l d f r i e n d s a nd relati v es He also m ade a stop in S il k Grass where he spent ti me wi t h h i s b r oth e r C e ci l TT Rey no l ds and his fa m il y. Daniel Obediah Dou g all S r is p r e d e c e a s e d b y t w o s o n s: Sull i van S a l l y D ou g a ll a nd Da n iel O b e d ia h D ou gall J r. H e i s s ur v i ve d b y hi s w i fe Alice Elea no r B u r k e D ou gall a n d t wo br o th e rs : C e ci l T T Rey no l ds residin g in S il k Grass V i l l age S t a n n Cr e ek D is t r i c t a nd p a s t o r Ge r a l d D e s hi e ld, r e si d in g i n Lo s A n g el e s Ca l if orn i a He is also sur v i v ed by se v eral children includin g: S on s J o h n C ly d e D e a n, De m e r y F r e d r ic k Ja s on a nd Davi d D ou gall. D a u g h t e r s G w e n d o l yn, A r i t a Y vette Jac qu eli n e, S a lo m e Do n a J o a n and De bo ra h D ou gall He is also sur v i v ed by a host o f st e p c h ild r en r esi d in g in Be l ize a n d in L os A n g ele s as well as by nu m erous g rand c h ild r en g re a t gran d ch i ldr e n, o t h e r r e la t i v e s a n d ma n y f r i e n d s. The body will lay in state for v iewin g between 3 and 8 p m on W e d n e s d a y J u l y 2 0 a t t he I n g l e w o o d M o r t u a r y in I n g lewood California followed by a wa k e at his residence. Funeral ser v ices will be held at 1 1a m on Thursda y July 21, at the Grace Chapel I n g lewood Ce me ter y 7 20 Ea s t Flor e nce, Ing l e wo o d Ca l if o rn i a w he r e t he body will be interned. W e bid a f in a l f ar e wel l t o a gr e a t ma n i n d e e d W e a re e t e r na l l y g ra t e f ul t h a t P a D an ca m e into our li v es when we we r e v ul n erab l e ch i ldren and ne e ded hi m most W e are co m forte d in t h e k no w led g e that h e is no w r e sti n g i n e ter n al P e ac e Go o d B y e P a G o od Bye Rest I n Peace. N o w O ff er i n g 6 C e m e n t B l o c ks F o r o n l y $1 10 Ef f ici e n t S e rv i c e a nd L o w P ri c e s E v e r yd a y! A l s o p r o v i d i n g t o p q u a li ty D re ss e d & R o u g h, H a r d w oo d a n d M a h o ga ny L u m b e r S a n d C e m e n t, S t e e l P l y w oo d C e l o t e x, R oo f i n g D oo r s A n d A W h o l e L o t M o r e. T E L : 82 4 : 2 9 59 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 8 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 T h i s i s a p h a s e o f s e l fexpression Y ou li k e to li v e well a n d r e qu i r e y o u r s ur r o u nd i n g s to r e f l e c t t h e s ame Some purchases of ar t m i g ht be m ade. Di f f i culties w i th your p a rtner m a y a r i s e i f y o u g e t t o o r igid ab o ut y our li ke s a n d d i sli k es. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 19 49 98. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Y ou will be m oti v ated to m a ke r a p i d s t r i d e s i n t e r m s of self de v elo p m ent an d also your professi o nal sta n din g. L ife howe v e r has its own flo w. D o n t b e t o o d i s t r a c t e d by o t h e r p e o p l e s p r o b l e m s. C o n t in u e a l o n g yo u r pa t h W h en you do so m eth i n g worthwhile, jea l ousy d oes te n d to r aise it s he a d. L u c k y nu m b er s : 1 6 2 7, 95. SAG ITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 The co m in g wee k m ay see you wor k in g extra hard to relaunch yourself in a new v enture This cou l d be an uphill t as k but could brin g g reat success if you k eep a t i t c o n s is t e n t l y Y ou r a dva n t a ge lies in your w a y of loo k i n g at thin g s unl i k e others. L u c ky nu m b e r s : 1 1 37 70. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 I t is t i m e f o r l o v e b u t un l i ke ro ma ntic re l ationsh i ps thi s ti me you re a lize what you r fa m ily me a n s to y o u Y ou h ave n o t b e en g i v in g the m adequate ti m e and t h e r e f o r e y o u w i l l p l a n a g etaway wit h the m Money m atters still trouble your m ind, but this wee k pro m ises to be a little better in ter m s of di gg ing your way out L u c k y nu m b e r s: 14 69 83. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Di f ficult situations are encountered by e v erybod y Di f ference l i es i n t he app r oa c h a dop t ed to deal with the m Y ou m ay astonish yourself with how far you ha v e co m e as you display cal m ness and m aturity in a v o l a t i l e s i t u a t i o n. L u c ky nu m b e r s : 36 66 94. VIRGO: August 22 to Se p tember 21 The co m in g wee k is pac k ed and yo u cou l d be headi ng in the direction of a burn out if you don t stand bac k and prioritise thin g s in ter m s of what m atters m ost to you W or k will ta k e up a si z ab l e c hu nk o f y o ur ti m e. Y ou will be showered with care and attention and that m a k es up fo r al l you r pro b le m s L u c ky nu m b e r s : 29 45 56. LIBRA: Se p tember 22 to October 23 I t i s a wee k o f absolute peace and bliss Y our si g n is a m aster of balance an d it will be a tre m endous a dv anta g e as you are able to k eep your poise and your e m otions in balance e v en a s p e o p l e a r o u n d y o u l o s e t h e i r s! A s p e c ia l r e l a t io n s h i p b r i n g s y ou m uch jo y. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 28, 47 89. SCORPIO: O c tob e r 2 4 to November 21 T h i s i s a p h a s e w h e n t he p r e s su r e m o u n t s at w o r k Y ou are in a respon s ible position and this requires you to ta k e so me decision s that entail ris k Just be v ery clear about the objecti v es you are tryin g to achie v e and go for it S elf-doubt is your bi gg est ene m y L u c k y nu m b e r s : 0 5 3 3, 9 0. ARIES: March 22 to A p ril 20 Content m ent is real wealth and y o u r e ali z e t h is a s y o u f i nd co m fort with lo v ed one s and see the f utility o f fretting o v er wo r ldly desir e s I f you now m o v e fro m this balanced state, it will be easier for you to work t o war d s y o ur ai ms H owe v e r do n o t co n fu s e co n te n t me n t w i th s m u g ness. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 07, 58 85. TAURUS: A p ril 21 to May 21 Y o u ha v e th e s u p po r t of y o ur l o v ed on e s a n d t his he l ps y ou g ain m ore confidence Y ou ha ve m a n y p e o p l e w h o b a nk on y o u a n d l o ok u p t o y o u f or mo ti v at i on and su p po r t Do j u st i ce to th i s r esp o ns i bi l it y Y ou a r e r e w a r d e d f o r y o ur k n ow l edge a nd s k i l ls at wo r k. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 22 40 67. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Y ou could be loo k in g out for a loan to set in m otion a v eritable ta s k I t will b e in your b est i n t e re s t t o k e e p t h e t e r m s a nd details of an i m portant deal to yo u rself I t i s als o a p h ase w h ere y o u a r e i m m e n s e ly d r a w n to your partner and would li k e to spend m ore ti m e with hi m /he r. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 10 25 78. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 Y o u s e em t o h a v e ma ny tas k s t his wee k Y o u ha v e a tre m endous u rg e to m a k e so me s w e e p i n g c h a n g e s i n y o ur w a r d ro b e It i s a l r i gh t to give into your u rg es so m eti m es but see to that you don t o v erspend. Don t be slac k in financial m atters. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 18 73 92. W e A MS T o P lea se P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 9 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 10 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S A N IGN A C I O T O W N, Cay o W e dn es d a y July 13, 20 1 1: A G u a t e m a l a n w a s t o d ay deta i ned from a m on g a g roup c a u g h t i l l e g a l l y c u t t i ng ma h og a n y tr e e s n e a r t h e Ca r a c ol A rcheolo g ical S ite in the Cayo District. The report co m in g out of S an Ig nacio police infor m ed that at a r ou n d 4 : 0 0 p m t od a y a jo i nt t e am c omp r i s i n g p e r s o n n el fro m the Poli c e Depart m ent / Forestry Depa r t m ent/ Belize Defense Force and Friends for Conser v ation and De v elop m ent were on patrol in an area about a m i l e f r o m t h e C a r a c ol A r c h e o l o g i c a l S i t e w h en they ca m e upon a g roup of m ale persons with chainsaws cutting ma h oga n y a n d c e d a r t r e es d e e p i n s i de B e li z e a n t e r ri t o r y. W h i l s t i n t h e p r o c e s s of r o u n d i ng u p t h e s u s p e c t ed ille g al lo gg ers the patrol was distracted as a boy in the g roup yelled Neg r ito (l i ttle b lack one) acco m panied by the firing o f severa l g u nsh o t The pat r ol i n sti n cti v el y da s he d fo r co v er a n d in th e p ro c e s s th e t wo adult m ale persons and the boy ran towards others who were in nearby bushes with all escaping into the forest Notwithstandi n g t h e t e a m c o n t i n u ed s e a r c h i n g i n t h e b u s h es resultin g in the detention of an i n d ivi d u a l i d e n t i f i e d a s J a i ro O r la n d o Ar ie l M e ji a M ot t a, 2 0 G u a t ema l a n f r o m t he G u a t ema l a n B a r r i o o f La Rejoya The patrol also found a t o t a l o f f i f t y s i x f r e s h ly cu t m a h o g an y an d ced a r s l abs a l o ng w i t h e i g h t h o r s e s, s e v e r a l m a c h e t e s s e v e r al c o nt a i n er s w i t h ga so l i n e a nd o t h e r i te m s su s p e ct e d t o be linked to t he ill e g al log g ing trade. T h e d e t ai n e e a l o n g w i th t h e i t e m s f o u n d o n t h e s c e n e, w a s t r a n s p o r t e d t h e P o l i ce S tation in S an Ig nacio pending char g es. Ja i r o O r l a n d o A r i e l M e j i a M o tta By: Ciriaco Medina I n an e f fort to en g a g e young p e rso n s i n c o nst r uct iv e a nd positi v e alternati v es durin g the S u m me r va c a t i o n t h e San I gn ac io Co mmu n it y P o lic ing Unit i n c o l l a b o r a t i o n w i th Co mm unity bas e s o rg anizations an d g o v ern m ent dep a rt me nts such as Y ou t h for t h e F u t ur e, S p o rts C o un cil E du c a ti on De p art m e n t Hu m a n Services, Nati on al Dr u g A bu se C on t rol Co u nc i l B e l ize F a m i l y L ife A s s o c i a t i o n Pr o W o r ld, C o r ne r s t o n e Fou n da ti on and t h e N a t io n a l E m e r g e n cy M an ag e m e nt O r ga niz at ion w i ll b e h o st i n g a t w o w e ek su mm er pro g ra m fro m July 18 29 20 1 1 at the Cultural Center in S an Ig nacio. T his y ea r s Ca m p is b e ing h e ld und e r t he na me Y o uth E m p o w e r m e n t C a m p 2 0 1 1 a n d i s t arge ti ng 1 00 t o 1 50 youths in S an Ig nacio and S anta Elena T owns ran g in g fro m a ge ei g ht to ei g hteen years. R egi s t r a t i o n f o rms a re a v a i lable in al l abo ve m ent i oned o f f ices and i t is free of c o st, S nac k s wate r and L u n ch will b e p r ovi d e d d a i l y t o a ll participants. N E W p re f a b r i cate d m eta l b u i l din g f or s a l e R u st p roo f a nd H urr i ca n e rate d Ma d e in t h e U S 1500 s quare f eet ( 25 f t w id e a nd 60 f t l o n g ). P l ea s e e m a i l l or n e @ gru m p ya ndh a pp y com f or m ore in f or m at i on FOR SALE P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 11 S A N TA E L E N A T O W N, Cay o W e dn es d a y July 13, 20 1 1: Despite prior rainy conditions, th e we a ther held up p erfe c tly t o d a y fo r t h e f u n e r a l s e rvi ce of S an t a E l ena s Ded i cated Edu c ator an d Family man t e a c h e r Geor g e W e n de ll O Bri en J r J P wh o pa s se d a w ay quietly and peacefully a t around 7 : 0 0 am o n M on d a y J u l y 1 0, a t h i s h o m e o n th e W e s t e rn Hi g hway in S anta Elena Cayo. T e a c h e r O B a s h e w as a f fectionately k nown was born on May 5 1944 in Belize Cit y. He g rew up in Blac km an Eddy V illa g e Cayo He was only 14 y e ar s o f ag e w h en he e n te r ed th e te a chi n g p rof e ssi o n a s a vo lu n t e er te a c h er at N o rl a nd S c h o o l n e a r C e nt r a l F a r m C a y o. He collected his first paycheck two years later at the a g e of 16 a n d s o b e g a n a d e d i c a t e d a nd u n b r oke n f o r t y ye a r c a r e er o f s t e a d f a s t s e r v i c e t o t he profession he dearly lo v ed. Durin g his teachin g career M a s t e r O B r i e n e d u c a t ed students in Norland A u g ustine, S an L uis in the Mountain Pine R i dge T e a k e t t l e V i l l a g e, U n ite dv il l e S an t a E l ena RC a nd at S ac r ed H ear t RC in San Ign aci o Hi s la s t ye a rs w a s s p ent as a T e ach i n g P rin c ipa l at S t. Franci s Xa v ier in E s peranza V illa g e He r e tired fro m the teachin g profession at t he a g e of 54 in 1998 on m edical g rounds due to a bac k injury he su f fered in a tra f fic accident. On May 28 1966 exactly 23 d a ys a ft e r h is 22 nd bi r thday G e or g e t i e d t h e k n o t i n h o ly m a tr i m o ny wi t h S a n ta E l en a s b e a u t y R om el i a C ruz w ith who m he would spend the next 45 years in m arria g e The union produc e d four sons a n d three dau g hters in order of their birth: H ugh Le r o y S t eve n S h irl en e, Ka r e n Mark and the baby of the fa m il y S te ph a n ie. T each e r OB r ien i s pr e dec e a s e d b y hi s p a r e n t s Geor ge S r. a n d A g n e s O B r i en ; S i s t e r s, M a u de Hu m e s a n d L i n da F o rd ; B r ot h e r s Lloyd a nd T e dd y OBrie n. H e is s u r v i v ed b y his w ife, Mrs Ro m elia Cr uz O Brien ; b r o t he r s Cha r l e s O B r i en r e s i d i n g i n N e w Y o r k a nd Godfr ey OBrien r e siding in B e l m o p an a nd M aur i c e S t e v e ns T e a c h e r O Br i e n A n d Hi s W i f e M s. R o m e lia residin g in Mia m i U SA ; S isters, An n a O B r i en A l e m an a n d G w e n dol y n Ze ti na b oth residi ng in Bel m opa n ; S ons, Hugh L e r o y S t e v e n and Mar k O Brie n ; Dau g hters, S h i r l ene O B r i e n M i n ge residin g in Ri v erton W yo m ing U S A K a r en a n d S t e p hanie OB r ie n. He i s a l so s ur viv ed by a host of g randchildren nieces and n ephews o t her rela t i v es, c o l l e agu e s i n t h e t e a c h i ng p r ofe s si o n i ncl u di n g M aes t ro H e r n a n O chae ta a n d L u is G i g G e n t le w h o r e a d t he eulo g y in church other associates and m any friends. I t is often said that we should not wait until a m an is g one to sin g his praises I n reco g nition of his g reatness his collea g ues i n t h e t e a c h i ng p r o f e s s i on a w a r d e d h i m w i t h ma ny c e r t i f i c a t e s o f a p p r e c i a t i on d u r i n g h i s t e a c h i ng c a r e er includin g a L on g S er v ice A ward p r e s e n t e d b y t h e B e l i ze Nat i onal T eache r s Uni o n on May 15 1 9 98 H i s ser v ice t o the co mm unity was also reco g nized when in 1994 he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace. The 2:00 p m funeral ser v ice, o n W e d ne s d a y J u l y 1 3 w a s h e ld at S t Ig natius Church in S anta Ele n a and the b o dy was laid t o r e s t i n s i d e t h e C a r m en Me mo rial Ce m etery a l so in S anta Elena Cayo. W e join th e co mm un i ty in ex p ress i n g d eepe s t sympat h ies to M s Ro m elia and the e ntire OBrien fa m ily at the passin g of their lo v ed one. W e pray for the eternal resting of the soul of T eac h e r G e o rge W e nd ell OBrie n J r J P 67. P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 12 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S eine Bi g ht v illa g e is located in the S tann Cree k District in s o u t h e r n B e l i z e w h e r e t he Garifuna peop l e ha v e resided since they first landed in Belize. This v illa g e was founded by a g roup of Garifuna people who m i g rated fro m Honduras in the m id 1800 s becau s e of t heir in v ol v e m ent in the Re v olutionary W ar for Honduran independe n ce wh e re ma ny of the m w ere sl a u g hte r ed. The v illa g e was na m ed after the co m bination of the net that t h e G a r i f u n a p e o p l e m a k e to catch fish and the g eo g raphical location where it exist. The Garifu n a people are a m i x ture of A fri c an a n d C a rib I n di a n f rom th e I s la n d o f S t. V i nc e n t w h o f ou g ht a g ai n st S p an i sh Fr e nc h a n d B r it i sh troops that were tryin g to ta ke away their territor y. O n M a r c h 1 1 1 7 9 7 t he Brit i sh succee d ed in con q uering the Ga r ifuna people a nd they were asse m bled and i m prisoned o n t h e i s l a n d o f B a l i c e a ux bef o re the y were deport e d to R o at a n Ho n d u ra s w h er e t h ey arri v ed on A pril 12 1797. S outh of S eine Bi g ht v illa ge is Placencia v illa g e a peninsula m ade up m ostl y of people of European ancestr y. Placencia v illa g e was founded by a g ro u p of B ritis h Puri t ans w h o m i g ra t e d f r o m N ov a S c o t i a, B Y : W elli n gt on C Ra m os Canada to Belize in the 1600 s w h en t he Br i tis h t o o k Bel i ze fro m S pain and started to bring t h e i r c i t iz e n s t o o c c up y t he new British territor y. The S paniards that tra v elled t h e s o u t h e r n c oa s t o f B e l i z e g a ve Placencia its na m e Durin g that t i m e P l a c e n c i a w a s c a l l ed Placentia with the point being c a l l e d P u n t a P l a c e n t i a or P l e a s a n t P o i n t T h e n ame Pl a centi a e v e n tual l y e v o lv ed into Placencia. This settle m ent died out d u r i n g t h e C e n tr a l A m e r i c a n w ar for independence in the 1820 s. U p t o th e 19 t h c ent u ry P l a c e n c i a w a s p r ima r i l y a f i shi ng v il l a g e bu t w i th t he app r oach o f th e 20 th c ent u r y the v il l a g e ha s been a ttract i n g a la rg e nu m ber of tourist because o f it s be a uti f ul b eac h es a nd adjacent cayes. Co mm ercial acti v ity has also stepped up and t he population is g rowin g fast with the influx of n e w r e s i d e n t s m a i n l y f r om North Am erica and Europe The de m and for land is beco m in g a proble m for Placencia residents becaus e m ost of it towards Se in e B i gh t a nd ne a r e r t o t he S outhern Hi g hwa y. Here we ha v e two v illa g es with di f ferent cultures wanting to li ve independentl y of each othe r The Garifuna people are be g innin g to suspect that since t h e p eop l e o f P la c enc i a a re econ om ically b etter o ff than t h em t h e B e l i z e gove r nme nt will m e m ore prone to side with t h e p e op l e f ro m Pl a ce n cia in ter m s of the acquisition of land for v illa g e expansion. Historicall y the people from P l a c e n c i a h a v e a l w a ys s u p p o r t e d t h e re ign i ng U n i t ed De m ocratic Party (UDP) while th e pe o ple fro m S ei n e B ig ht m ore fa v ored the oppo s ition People s United Party (PUP). The youn g er g ener a tion of Se ine b i g h t ian s ar e h o we ve r n ot lo y al t o the P UP l i k e t h eir an c esto r s so t he U D P sh o uld m o v e c a ut i ou s ly wi t h th e ir expansion plan. T h e P U P h a s b e e n in gove r nm e n t mu ch l o n ge r t h an the UDP and m ay ha v e fa v ored S eine Bi g ht o v er Placencia for political support. I n 1962 shortly after hurricane Hattie Pri m e Mi n ister G e o rge P r i c e w a s s e r i o u s a b o ut relocat i n g the Garifu n a people f r o m D an g r ig a T o w n S e i ne B igh t a n d H o p k i n s t o n ew inla n d co mm un i ties T h e two inland v illa g es created for this p u r p o s e w e r e G e or g e t o w n, na m ed after hi m for the people o f S ei n e Bi g h t a nd Si l k G r as s f or t h e p e opl e fr o m D a n g r i g a a nd H o p k i n s. S o m e Garifuna fa m ilies took th e bait m o v ed fro m S eine B i g ht t o G e or g e t o w n b u t n o o ne m o v ed fro m Dan g ri g a T own or Hop k ins V illa g e to S il k Grass. The Garifuna people were of t h e f i r m o pi n i o n t ha t G eor ge P r i c e w a s mo r e i n t e r e s t e d in relocatin g the m inland in order to dep r i v e t he m of t h eir v alu a ble pri m e coastal land which would b e s o ld t o r i ch inves t o r s a nd this would ha v e had a s e v ere i m pact on their culture because they are attached to the sea. A lso S il k Grass at the ti me was infested with sandflies The infestation was so bad that we the children of Dan g ri g a T own referred to S il k Grass v illa g e as S andfly v illa g e. Recentl y it was brou g ht to m y attention by a Belizean Ame rican wo m an ser vi n g in the Un i ted S t ates Ar m ed S er v i c es, sh e pu r cha s ed a pro p ert y in S e in e B i g h t T o h e r s ur p ri s e, when she recei v ed T itle to this p r op e r t y th e C onvey a n c e w as r e f e r r e d t o a s N o r t h e rn Placencia How can there be a N o r t h e r n P l a c e n c ia i n t h e v i l l age of S eine Bi g ht? I can m ore understand that in the description of the property the location could read north of Pl a cenci a whic h is c o m ple t ely d i f f e r e n t f r om w h a t t he docu m ent says. I was told t hat ther e is a proposal to chan g e the na m e of S eine Bi g ht I f the g o v ern m ent of Belize or a g roup of people a r e pl a nn i n g o n d oi ng s o I would stron g ly ad v ise the m to b r i ng t h a t p r o p o s a l t o t he G a r i fu n a p e o pl e r es i di ng in S e i n e B ight to d e ci d e S u c h a prop o sal shoul d be a g re e d upon at a v illa g e m eetin g and by way of a referendu m by the people o f Se i n e B igh t b e f o r e a ny f u r t h e r a c t i o n i s t ake n o n t h is v ery serious m atte r. An y a t t emp t b y a ny g o v e r n m e n t of B e l i ze o r a ny g roup t o try and ch a n g e the n am e o f Se ine Bi gh t w ith o ut g oin g throu g h this process will lea d to re t aliat i on fro m the Gari f una co mm u nity in B elize and worldwide. I am n o t c o n v i n ce d t h at t h is g over n m e nt u n de r P r i me Minist e r D e a n B ar r ow w i ll en g a g e itself i n such a f o olish political exercise. I am n o w c a l l i ng o n t he G a r i fu n a pe o p l e f r o m Se i ne Bi g ht to ta k e this issue seriously and start to as k so m e questions. They should also request from the g o v ern m e n t throu g h the m i nis t rie s of na t ura l re s our c es and rural de v elop m ent that the boundaries of S eine Bi g ht and P l ace n ci a v i l la g es b e c lea r ly defined in la w. I f the Go v ern m ent of Belize is plannin g to exercise its ri g ht to E m inent Do m ain on the citizens o f t h ese tw o vi ll ag e s t h at it be exe r cised fairly throu gh consultations with the residents of both v illa g es. S eine Bi g ht residents m i g ht be forced to sell their lands due to t h e i r e c o no m i c c o nd i t i on s b ut they better m a k e sure that they o b t a i n t h e r e a l va l u e fo r t h e ir properties. While Placencia is attracting tourist and S eine Bi g ht has the Ga r ifun a cult u re t o dis p la y b oth v il l a g es c a n benef i t fro m this relati o nship. The Garifuna people in S eine B i g h t m u s t n o w o r ga n i ze t h e m s e l v e s t o ma r k e t t h e ir culture while their nei g hbors in Placencia do li k ewise with their beaches and cayes. W ith an international airport co m in g in that area soon the va lu e of pr o pe r tie s w i ll cer t ai n ly increase so it would not be wise to hold o f f and not rush and sell your properties no w. W e a r e l o c a t e d o ff J o s e p h A n d r e w s D r i v e n e a r t he F a l c o n F i e l d i n S a n I g n a c i o T o w n C a l l u s a t 8 2 4 2 07 6 or 670 2329 E -m a il : c l e a n m a s t er b z @ya h oo c om P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 13 A n t o n i o s I n f a t e d E go A ntonio is layin g in bed with h i s w i fe wh e n h e n o ti c ed s he bou g ht a new boo k entitled, "What 100 thousand Belizean W omen W ant ." H e g ra b bed t h e boo k out o f her h a nd s a nd st a rt e d t h um b i ng throu g h the pa g es. His wife a little annoyed, as k ed "He y what do you think you're doing?" H e cal ml y repli e d "I j u st w a n t ed to s e e if t h e y s p e l l ed m y n a m e rig h t ." A lady wal k s into a phar m acy last S aturday m ornin g and as ks the phar m acist for so m e of the stron g est he has. The phar m acist as k s "Ma'a m, wh at do y ou w a n t w it h st rong p o is o n ?" The lad y sa y s T o k ill my husb a nd ." "I ca n 't sell y ou a n y fo r t h at r eas on ," says the phar m acist. Th e l a dy t he n re a ch e s i n to her purse and pulls out a photo of her husband in bed with the phar m acist s wife. He loo k s at t he photo and says P a rd o n m e I d i d n t r e a l ize y ou h a d a pr escri p ti on . A lion wo k e up one m orning feelin g really rowdy and m ean. He went out and cornered a m o nke y an d r o a r e d "W h o is m i ght i e s t o f a l l j u ng le ani m a l s ?" The tre m blin g m on k ey says, Y ou are mighty lion !" L ate r the lion confronts a fox and fiercely bellows Who is t h e m ig h ties t of all jun gle ani m a l s ?" Th e te r ri f ied fo x st a mm e r s, O h g r ea t l i o n y o u a r e t he m i g h t i e s t a n i m a l i n t he j u ngl e !" On a roll no w the lion prances u p to an e lep h ant and roa r s, Who is m ig h tiest of all j un gle ani m a l s ?" Fast as li g htnin g the elephant snat c hes up th e lion wi t h his trun k sla m s hi m a g ainst a tree half a dozen t i m es lea v in g the li o n fe e lin g li k e it d been run o v er by a safari bus. The elephant then sto m ps on the lion till it loo k s li k e a corn t o rti l la a nd ra m b le s aw a y i n to the sunset. The lion lets out a m oan of pain lifts his head wea k ly and hollers after the elephant, "y ou d i dn 't h ave t o get s o up set a bou t it j u s t b eca u se y ou don 't know t h e a n s w e r, A n y t h i n g F o r T h e R i g h t R e a s on T h e Ki n g O f T h e J un g le A y ouun g m an in the ne ig hbo rho o d sn e a k ed up b ehin d a m uch older wo m an co v ered her eyes with his hands and said "I'm going to kiss you on the lips if A S u r e Ki ss F o r G r a nny you can't tell me who I am in three guesses ." S he quic k ly answered "Jim Re e ves El v is Pr es l ey! Mic h ael J a ckso n !" B Y : Mor ecia G e n tle Y o u t h E m p o w e r m e n t C oo r d i n a t o r, C a yo S A N IGN A C I O T O W N, C a y o T h ur s d a y J u l y 1 4, 20 1 1: Y outh for The Future ( Y FF) i s h o s t i ng a Y o u t h L e a d e r s h ip Re g ional Ca m p 20 1 1 under the the m e Our Y ear Our V oice T h e R e g i o n a l L e a d e r s h ip C am p s a re ex p ec t ed t o d r aw ove r f o u r h u n d r e d y o u ng persons throu g hout Belize. The ca m ps will be di v ide into t h e f o l l o w i ng f o u r r e g i o n s : 1) Northern Re gi on co m prising t h e C o r o z a l an d O r a n g e W a lk Districts. 2 ) C en t r a l Regi o n be i ng t he Be l ize Dist r ict i ncl u din g the islands of S an Pedro T own and Caye Caul k er V illa g e. 3) W estern Re g ion the Cayo D i str i ct t o in c lud e t o wns of S an I g n a c i o S a n t a E l e n a a nd Benque V iejo as well as the city of Bel m opan. 4) S outhern Re g ion incorpora t in g t he S t ann C ree k and T oledo Districts. This yea r s Re g ional L eade rship Ca m ps w ill be headed by C a m p Marsha l l W il l iam S w an ; Mana g er of the National Y outh Cadet S er v ice Corp The Marshall s will be responsible to o v er s ee t he c a m ps c oun t rywide. Ca m pe r s i n t he W e s te r n R e gi on wil l con v er g e at t he Mou n tain Pine Rid g e for a period of se v en r e s i d e n t i a l da y s c om m e n c i ng on S unda y July 24 ri g ht up to S aturda y July 30 20 1 1. O v e r o n e h u n d r e d y o u ng persons both m ale and fe m ale between the a g es of 15-24 will pa r tic i pat e in e ach of t he f our re g ional ca m ps. Thi s y e a r s c a m p is g ea r ed tow a rds a f f ordin g ca m per s the oppor t unity to r ecei v e tr a ining in positi v e leadership s k ills and other life s k ills. Participants will also recei ve instructions i n the areas of N o t i ce i s h e r e b y g i v e n t h a t u n d er t h e I n t o x i c a t i ng L i q u o r L i c e n se O r d i n a n c e C h a p t e r 150 o f t h e L a ws o f B e l i ze R e v i s e d E d i t i o n 20 0 0, R O M AN A R T UR O M A R T I N EZ i s a pp l y i ng f o r a P U BL I CAN S P E C I A L L I Q U O R L I C E N SE f o r t h e y e a r 20 1 1 t o o p e r a t e T R O P IC S P O R T S B AR l o c a t e d a t #6 2 nd S t r ee t S a n I gn a c i o T o w n i n t h e C a yo D i s t r i c t. L eadership A d v ocac y National Y outh De v elop m ent Policy and C o u n ci l He a l t h a n d F a m i ly Pers o nal De ve lop m ent Y outh i n G ove r n a n c e Y o u t h in A d v ocac y Co mm unity S er v ice, First A id and Cardiopul m onary Resuscitation (CPR). 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Sund a y Ju l y 17 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 626 8822 & 626 3788 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 15 JU L Y 10: T r i butes are b e ing pai d to Fac undo Ca b ral the Arg entine fol k sin g e r who has been shot dead in Guate m ala. Cabral 74 was headin g from h i s h o t e l t o t h e a i r p o r t in Gu a te m a l a Ci t y wh e n he was reportedly a m bushed. H e w a s o n e o f L a t in A me r i c a s m o s t f amo us perfor m ers and his k illin g has pro m pted a wa v e of reaction. Guate m ala s leader said early in v esti g ations su gg ested Cabral was not ta rg eted but the attack was ai m ed at a m usic pro m oter tra v ellin g with hi m. President Alva ro C o l om said h e w a s d i s m a y e d b y t h is co w ard l y a c t a nd de c r e ed th r ee days of m ournin g. Cabra l had p erfo rm ed i n the c ity of Q u etzalte n an g o 2 0 0 km (120 m i le s) w e s t of G u a t emal a C i t y, on Thurs d a y H e was h eadin g to Ni c ara g u a for m ore conce r ts. A d i o s a m ig o ! Police said Cabral s v ehicle, wh i ch wa s acco m panie d by a n oth e r c a rry i n g b odyguar d s, ha d bee n hit b y a n u m be r of r i fle bullets and the sin g er died at the scene. H i s mo s t f a m o u s s o n g w as No S oy de Aq ui n i A l l a ( I m N ot F r om H e re or T h er e) w hich was r ecorded i n a nu m b er of l a n g u a g e s. A rge n t in e F or e i gn M in i s t er Hect or T i m er m an tweeted his p ro f o u nd sa d n e ss a t t he news addin g : Adios amigo ! Meanwhile President Colom t o l d A r ge n t i ne r a d i o h e h ad calle d his coun t erpart Pr e sident C r ist i na F ern a nd e z t o t e ll h er t h e n e w s a n d s a i d t h a t it seemed to hit her hard. W e will find these criminals and bring them to justice , he said. The p resident s o ff ice said p o l i c e w e r e i n v e s t iga t i ng w h e t h e r t h e sh o o t i n g w a s an atte m pted robbery or a ta rg eted att a c k. G u a t e m a la n N o b e l P e a ce P r i z e w i n n e r R i go b e r ta Me n c hu wept at the scene The presidents of Colo m bia, E c u a do r a nd V e ne z u e la w e re a m on g th o se s end i n g con d olences. W h a t p a i n W e c r y w i th Argentina and all of our great fatherland , tweeted President H u g o C h ave z of V enezuela. G u a t e m a la n N o b e l P e a ce P r i z e w i n n e r R i go b e r ta Me n c hu, tra v elled to the scene of the k illin g and openly wept. For me Facundo Cabral is a maste r she said. He loved Guatemala greatl y . L ocal m edia said the v ehicle carryin g Cabral tried to escape F a c un d o C a b r a l 74 i n to a fi r e s t a ti o n P o li c e s a i d o ne o f t he at t a ck e r s ve hi c le s w as la t er fo u nd a b ando n ed on the road t o El S al v ado r I t had bullet holes and contained spent cartr i d g es. Cabral s representati v e Da v id L lanos told reporters: I don t k n o w h o w a n d w h y t h is happened because Facundo is wel l -know n aroun d the w orld a n d I d o n t s e e w h y a n y o ne wo u ld b e i n ter e ste d in kil l ing him . G u a t e m a l a n f a n Edg ar P a la c ios 5 4 t o l d R e u t e r s t he sin g er would not be fo rg otten. Hig h m u r d er rate F a cundo C abral d ied bu t his music will never die just like J o h n L en n o n d i e d b u t h is m u s i c n e v e r d i e d C a b r al wasn t just from one countr y. He was a universal man . Cabral beca m e fa m ous in the early 1970s as a protest sin g er in Arg entina. His wife and baby dau g hter died in a plane crash in 1978. I n 1996 Unesco declared him a world messenger of peace. I n an inter v iew with A ssociated Press in 2008 he said: I l o ve li f e s o m u c h b ec a us e i t c o st me so much to enjoy it From t h e c r a d l e t o t h e g r a v e is a s c h o o l s o i f w h a t w e c a ll p r ob l em s a r e l es s o n s we se e l i fe di f ferentl y . G u a te m a l a ha s o ne o f t he hi g h e st m urder rates in L atin A meri c a. J U L Y 1 2: E l g in V a r g as H e rnan d e z w a s on e o f t wo suspects held i n Guate m ala City Po l ice in Gua t e m a l a h ave a r r e s t e d t w o me n o v e r t he k i l l i n g o f A r ge n t i n e s i n g er Fac undo Ca b ral. C a b r a l o n e o f L a t in Am e rica s m ost resp e cted f olk sin g ers was bein g dri v en to the airport in Guate m ala City when h i s c a r w a s amb u s h e d on S a t urd a y. He w a s sho t dea d and the m usic pro m oter tra v ellin g with h i m H enr y F a r inas was seriously injured. Police say the suspects were ca ug ht a f ter b ein g i denti f ied fro m hotel sur v eillance v ideos. Prosecutor Cla ud ia Pa z y Paz said the two na m ed as Elgin V a r g a s H e r n a n dez a nd W il f r e d S t o k es Ar n o l d had been followin g Mr Farinas and p r ob a bl y d i d n ot k n o w w ho Cabral was. Th e y w ere ar r est e d o n s e par a te rai d s in G uate ma la Ci t y on T uesda y Police are continuing to search for others belie v ed to h av e be e n i n vo l v ed in th e a t ta ck. G u at e m al a n P re s id e nt Al v a ro C o l o m s a i d t h e e v i d e n ce O n e O f T h e A cc u s ed E l g i n V a r ga s H er n a n d ez s u g ge s t e d M r F a r i na s w a s t he ta rg et of the attac k. Cabral s co f fin was put is on display in Buenos A ires I t s ev i dent that t he at t ack c a m e f r o m o r g a n i s e d c r i m e a nd th a t s w h at we are i n vesti g ating , he told Mexican Radio. Mr Far i na s a Nic a ra gu an na t ional re m a i ns in hospi t al. P r o s e c u t o r s s a y h e h a s no cri m inal record and the m oti ve f o r t h e sh o o t i ng r e m a i n s u n c l e a r. Earlier on T uesda y the body o f F a c u n d o C a b r a l w a s f l o wn b a c k to hi s na t i v e A r g e n ti n a, where he beca m e fa m ous in the early 1970s as a protest sin g e r. His widow and nephew were a c c omp a n i e d b y A r g e n t i ne F o r e ign M i n i s t e r H e c t or T i m er m an to recei v e his co f fin. He was due to be cre m ated on W edn e sda y. A T ear fu l Rig ob erta Me n c hu F a c un d o C a b r a l s C o ff i n O n D i s p l ay I n B u e n o s A i r e s, A r g e n t i na P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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