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Sund a y A u g u s t 28 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 B E N Q U E V I E J O T O W N C ayo, T u e s d a y A u g u s t 23 20 1 1: A G u a t e m a l a n m a n w a s t od ay t a k e n t o c o u r t i n S a n I g n ac i o T o wn f o r f a il i ng t o d e c l a r e f und s in e x ce ss o f $10 000. A n a l e r t p o li ce m a n s t a t i o n e d at t h e W e s t e r n B o r d e r S t a t i o n in B e n qu e V i e j o o n M o n d a y A ugu st 22 c o n du c t e d a s ea r c h o f a v e h i c le a s i t s t o pp e d a t t h e b o r d e r c h eck p o i n t. A s ea r c h o f t h e H il u x p i c kup t r u c k w i t h G u a t e m a l a n l i ce n se p l a t e P 1 75 D G S a n d d r i v e n by G u a t e m a l a n I v a n P a d i l l a M E N A, l e d t o t h e d i s c o v e r y o f a l a r ge qu a n t i t y o f B e li z e d o ll a r s i n a g r een b ac k p ac k. P e r s o nn e l f r o m t h e F i n a n c i al Iva n Pa d illa MENA S A N TA E L E N A C A Y O F r i d a y, Augus t 1 9 2 0 1 1: A s t h e i n c r ea s i ng i n c i d e n t s of h o m e i nv a s i o n c o n t i n u e s i n t he c o m m un i t y S a n I g n ac i o po l i ce a r e s till s ea r c h i ng f o r c l u e s i n t he l a t e s t i n c i d e n t t h i s w ee k. S u s a n n e M c M i l l an 5 7 US N a t i on a l P e r m a n e n t R e s i d e nt B e li z ea n w a s a t h o m e i n S a n ta E l e n a T o w n, w h e n a t a r ound 11 o c l o c k o n F r i d a y n i g h t s he w a l k e d ou t o f h e r hou s e t o c h eck on t h e ca u s e o f dog s b a r k i ng in t h e a r ea o f t h e b ac k f e n ce t o h er p r op e r t y S h e w a s i n v e s ti g a t i ng to ca u s e o f t h e b e h a v i o u r o f t he dog s w h e n s h e w a s s ho v e d t o t he g r ound a nd i n t o t h e d i r t w it h t wo I n t e lli g e n ce U n i t w e r e b r o ug h t in a n d w h e n t h e m o n e y w a s c o u n t e d, i n t h e p r e s e n ce o f t h e d e t a i n ee it a m o u n t e d t o B Z $2 2 50 0 b e i ng o v e r t w o t im e s a b o v e $10 000 u n r e s t r i c t e d limi t. T h e d e t a i n ee t o l d o f f i c i a l s t h a t he w a s n o t a w a r e o f t h e r e gu l a t i o n. N o t w i t h s t a n d i ng h e w a s t r a n sp o r t e d t o t h e p o li c e s t a t i o n in B e n qu e V i e j o T o w n w h e r e h e w as a rr e s t e d a n d f o r m a ll y c h a r g e d f or f a il u r e t o d ec l a r e f u n d s. H e a pp e a r e d i n S a n I g n a c io M a g i s t r a t e c o u r t o n T u e s d a y, A ugu s t 23 w h e r e t h e c h a r g e w as r e a d t o h i m by M a g i s t r a t e D a le C ay e t a no H e p l e a d e d gu i l t y t o t he c h a r g e a n d w a l k e d f r ee a l o n g w i th h i s v e h i c l e a f t e r i n s t a n t l y p a y i ng t h e $ 5 0 0 0 f i n e a s o r d e r e d by M a g i s t r a t e C a y e t a n o. T h e Hil ux p ic kup tr u c k w ith Gu ate m ala n lice n se p late P-175D G S T e m po rarily h eld at t h e po lice stati on in Be nqu e V iej o T own s t a r n e w s p a p e r @ g m a i l com p e r s on s on t op o f h e r S h e b e gg ed f o r h e r li f e a nd s h e w a s t o t o l d t h at no h a r m w ou l d c o m e t o h e r i f s he k ee p s qu i e t a n d g i v e t h e m h er m o n e y. M c M ill a n t o l d t h e po li ce t h a t s he w a s d r a gg e d i n t o t h e h o u s e at w h i c h po i n t s h e no t e d t h a t it w as ac t u a ll y t h r ee p e r s on s i n s t ea d of t w o a nd t h a t t h e r e mi g h t h a v e a l so b e e n a f o u r t h p e r s o n w h o g u a r d ed t h e dog s. S h e t o l d t h e po li ce t h a t on e of t h e m k e p t g u a r d ov e r h e r t he o t h e r t w o s ea r c h e d t h e hou s e f or a bou t 15 mi nu t e s T h e y m a d e o ff t a k i ng, t h r ough a b ac k po r ti on of t h e f e n ce w it h a ll h e r j e w e l ry i n c l u d i n g t h e $ 5 W a l m a r t e a rr i n gs s h e w a s w e a r i n g T h e h o me i n v a d e r s a l s o r e p o r t e d l y t o ok s o m e ca s h, a D e ll V o s t r o l a p t op w i t h a d e f e c t i v e m o t h e r b o a r d, t h r e e d i g it a l c a m e r a s t w o M P3 p l a y e r s a nd a ss o r t e d s m a ll it e m s. M c M ill a n v a l u e d t h e a m oun t of h e r l o s s a t a r o u n d B Z $ 1 0 0 00 c o n s i s s ti n g m o s tl y o f g o ld j e w e l r y I mm e d i a t e d l y a f t e r t he i n t r u d e r s d i s a pp e a r e d i n t o t he d a r kn e ss o f t h e n i gh t M c M ill an c on t ac t e d t h e po li ce a t 9 1 1 w it h in t e n mi n u t e s t h e y w e r e on t he s c e n e w h e r e t h e y c o n d u c t e d a fr u itl e ss s ea r c h f o r t h e i n t r ud e r s. R ea l i z i n g h e r m i s t a k e, M c M ill a n a d v i s e s t h a t i n a s imil a r i n c i d e n t a p e r s on s hou ld n e v e r l e a v e t h e s e c u r e e n v i r o nm e n t o f t h e i r ho m e s A p e r s on in s i m il a r s i t u a t i on s h ou l d r e m a in i n s i d e t h e i r hou s e ca ll t h e po li ce a t 9 1 1 a nd r e po r t t h e s u s p i c i ous a c ti v i t y. S h e i n f o r m s t h a t t h e a tt ac k e rs t h e n r a n o u t o f t h e ho u se a f t e r w h i c h s h e r a n t o a n e i g h b o r s ho u s e t o c a ll 9 1 1. P o l i ce r e po r t e d l y a r r i v e d o n t h e s c e ne w it h i n t e n mi nu t e s a f t e r t h e ca ll w a s p l a c e d a f t e r it w a s a s s e r t a i n ed t h a t a ho m e i n v a s i o n h a d t a k en p l ace s e v e r a l m e m b e r s o f t he B e l i ze D e f e n s e F o r c e a l so r e s pond e d t o t h e s ce n e. P o l i ce i n v e s ti g a ti on s c on t i nu e to d a t e no a rr e s t s h a v e b ee n m a d e. 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 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. 287 Sunday, August 28, 2011 Price $1.00 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 a ge 2 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S u n d a y A u g u s t 2 8 2 011 T h e N e w s pap e r t h a t c a r e s a nd da r e s t o b r i n g o u t t h e t r u t h P u bl i s h er : A l b e r t o A u g u st E d i t o r: N y a n i A z u e t a Au g u st C i rc u lat i o n : E rr ol Go n z a l ez 4 2 A W e s t er n Hi g h w a y, S a n t a E l e n a C ay o, Be li z e C e n t r a l A m er i ca O ff i ce T e l : 804 4900 C e ll : 626 8822 6 2 6 3 7 88 s t a r n e w s p a p e r @ g m a i l c om Bel m op a n 25t h A u g u st 20 1 1. The Ministry of Forei g n Af fairs an d For e i g n T rade o f Be l ize ex p resse s its conc e rn on the r e ce n t in c id e nt t h at to o k p l a ce on 22 A u g ust 20 1 1 within the A djacency Zone that is indicati ve o f a n i n c r e a s i ng t r e n d of i l legal ac t i v i t y b y G u at e m a l an n a t i o n a l s w i t h i n B e l i z e an territor y. I nfor m ation recei v ed fro m the Belize Defence Force indicates that the incident that too k place o n A u gu s t 2 2 2 0 1 1 o cc u r r ed east of the A djacency L ine on Belizean terri t or y where fi ve G u a t ema l a n n a t i o n a l s on m o t orcy c les a r m ed w ith h i gh c a l i b e r A K 4 7 w e a p o ns approached the area threatening t h e m e m b e r s o f t h e B e l i ze Defence Force Patrol who were t h e r e t o c o n d u c t a l i nk up wit h the G uate m a lan A r m ed Fo r ces in a cco r dan c e w i th t he Confidence Buildin g Measures a g r e e d t o b e t w e e n b o th countries. The report further states that a f ter re p eat e d w ar n in gs f r o m t he BD F to s top the G u ate ma lan nationals continued to ad v ance on t he BDF person n el who were fo r ced to a ct i n a c cor d anc e to their rules of en g a g e m ent. The Ministry of Forei gn A ff a i r s a n d F o r e ign T r a de wis h es to r eiter a te tha t the G o v e r n m e n t o f B e l i z e is c o m mit t e d t o t h e imp l e m e n t ation of the Confidence Building M e a s u r e s a n d c a l l s o n t he O f fi c e of the O rg anizat i on of A me r i c an S t at e s w it h i n t he A djacency Zone to conduct the n e c e s s a r y ve r i f i c a t i o n s to a s cer t ai n t h e e x ac t l o cat i on where the incident too k place. The Ministry of Forei gn A ffai r s a n d F o reign T r ade of Belize o nce a g ain cal l s on the rele v ant Guate m alan authorities to put i n p l ace t he n e ces s ary G ov er n m e n t R e s p o nd s O n T h e M a tt er Of I n c i d e n t Al o n g T h e A d j a ce n c y Z o ne m echanis m s to dissuade its nationals fro m e nterin g ille g ally into Belizean territory and for i t s n a t io n al s t o r es p e c t t he B e l i z e a n l a w e n f o r c e m en authorities. 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, J O S E R I V E R A i s a pp l y i n g f o r a P U BL I CAN S P E C I A L L I Q U OR L I C E N SE f o r t h e y e a r 20 1 1 to o p e r a t e T R O P I CAN A B AR & G R I LL l o c a t e d i n t h e v ill a g e o f D u ck R u n 1 i n t h e C a yo D i s t r i c t. E f f i c i e n t S e r v i c e a n d L o w P r i c e s E v e r y d a y! A l s o p r ov i d i n g t o p q u a li t y D r e ss e d & R o u g h, H a r d w o o d & M a h o g a ny L u m b e r S a nd, C e m e n t S t ee l Pl y w oo d C e l o t e x R oo f i n g D oo r s A nd A W h o l e L o t M o r e. S a n I g n a c i o C a y o T E L : 8 2 4 : 2 9 59 V i s i t u s t o d a y f o r t h e B E S T p r i c e s i n t o w n !! No w Offering 4, 6 & 8 Ce m ent Blocks 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 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 a ge 4 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S u n d a y A u g u s t 2 8 2 011 BELI Z E CIT Y T h urs d a y, A u g u st 25 20 1 1: Please allow m e so m e space in yo u r ne w spap e r to s et t h e re c ord stra ig ht on so m e outri g h t lies a n d d e c e p t io n w r i t t en aga i n s t me and to which sadly I m ust respond so as to stop the continued fabrications and deceptions by the Guardian Newspape r. Under the headin g of an a r t i cl e T h e G o o d T h e B a d a nd The Ugly the un-na m ed author see k s to cast aspirations and in t y pi c al po l it i ca l b u ll y in g f a sh i on su gg est s that I would b e running i n t h e n ex t g e n e r al e l e c t i on under a PUP banner and worst yet that m y estee m ed collea g ue P h il l i p Pala c i o is b ein g a s k ed to step asid e to mak e w a y fo r me B E L M O P A N Th u r sda y, A u g u st 25 20 1 1: T h e B e l i z e I n s t i t u e of En v iron m ental L aw and Policy (BELPO) is happy to announce the presentati o n of its first scholarship to a student see k ing a law de g ree. Th e su c ce s sfu l c a ndi d ate is M s Ka y K ing o f H a t t ie v il l e, Belize D istrict S h e will be attendin g the Uni v ersity of the W e st I n d ie s C a v e hi l l C a m p us (Barbados ) to pursue a de g ree in L a w. K a y gr a du a t e d i n 2 0 08 w i t h a n As s o c ia t e s Degr e e in P a r a l ega l S t u d i e s f r o m t he Un iv ersi t y of the W e st I n d ies Open Ca m pus in Belize Cit y. I n 2009 she ear n ed an A L e v el L aw certificate fro m the U W I Scho o l o f C ont i nu i ng S tudies Belize and in Dece mb e r 2 0 1 0 s h e r e c e i v e d a C e r t if i c a t e i n Int r o d u c ti o n to ( L R ) G e o r g e G o n z a l e z K ay Ki n g a n d A m e li t a K n o w l es C o u n s e l i ng a l s o t h r o u g h t he U W I Scho o l o f C ont i nu i ng S tu d ies. S he says she has a passion for l a w a nd wa n ts to wo r k f or people by helpin g t o defend their ri g hts and by m a k in g them awa r e of t heir r e sponsi b iliti e s as citizens of Belize. The p a rtial schol a rship was awarded at a brief cere m ony at the BE L PO o f fice in Bel m opan. The chec k was presented to Ms. Kin g by Geo rg e Gonzalez S ecretary of the Board and Am elita Knowles O f fice A d m inistrato r. Con g ratulations Kay Kin g!!! BE L PO is an nong o v ern m ent or g a n i z a t i o n a dvo c a t i ng f o r h uma n r igh t s a n d t he en v iron m ent throu g h la w. P l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 13 in the Mesopota m ia Di v ision. This is an outri g ht lie and one p h o n e c a l l t o m e c o u l d h ave e a s i l y ver i f i e d t hi s b u t t he Guardian Newspaper under this lot is nothin g about truth. A s th e fou n din g edito r of sa i d n e wsp a per a nd a fo r m er j o ur n ali s t mys e lf I a m i nd e ed dis a ppoin t ed at t he fec a l le ve l of their writin g and reportin g. Unli k e the coward author and h i s e d i t o r w h o h i d e b e h i nd anony m ity I would li k e to m a ke i t a b s o l u t e l y c l e a r f o r t he a v oi d an c e o f d oub t t ha t i f I s h o u l d eve r c h o s e t o r un fo r o f fi c e it w ould s urely not b e u n d er a P UP ba n n e r a nd d e f i n i t e l y n o t b y s t a b b i ng anyone in the bac k to ta k e o v er any seat. The bac k -stabbin g is m ore w h at th e G u a r di a n n ew s pa p er a n d th e o w n e rs a n d a d v i s o ry b o a r d i s a b o u t b y p r i n t i ng o u tri g hts lie s an d se ek in g to d i s t ra c t f r o m t h e t r u th a b o u t t h e ir outri g ht atte m pt to decei v e the un s usp e cti ng pe o ple of t his n a ti o n M y s t yl e i s f o rt h right and to the point and surely not cowardly and deceitful I am fearless in m y con v iction to li ve by m y c o nsci e nce and w ill continue to do so as lon g as God g i v es m e life. I a m v ery co g nizant of the fact that the U D P and its m outhpieces includin g the Guardian c a nn o t d ea l w i t h t h e f ac t t h at the r e are i ndepe n dentmi nded p a t r i o ti c B el i z e a n s w h o se m o r al and ethical co m passes are not ca l ibr a ted b y p o liti c al h a ndo uts and patrona g e. G o d f o r b i d s a B e l i z e an w o m an wou l d d a re spe a k o u t, fo r that m aled o m in a ted or g an (no pun intended) this is tantam ount to blasphe m y. I t see m s the truth about what I ha ve to sa y is hu r tin g s o bad t h e y n e e d t o ge t p e r s o n a l a nd downri g h t dirty fec a l dirt y. Do n t w o rry m y bro t hers and s i st e r s o n t h a t s i de I d o n o t h o ld any g rud ge s or disco n tent i n my heart they are fo rg i v en. I k now it hurts the m that not every on e ca n b e th e ir pup p et and that the eyes of the people o f th i s n a ti o n i s b e in g ope n ed and this is only possible when p e o p l e l ike m y s e l f d a r e s p e ak ou t and s hare i nformation and k n ow l edge. I t is unfortunate that m y dear f r ien d Al f ons o No b le E d i t or o f t h e G u a r d i an a l lo w s t h is tras h writin g to the po i nt of qu e stio n in g my l e g al l earn i n g. If h e r e a l l y b el i e v e s t h a t my le g al acu m en is that poor I don t k now why until recently he k ept see k in g m y counsel in ad v ising hi m and the newspaper on the potential libel of their cartoons after b ein g threate n ed with lawsuits followin g his publications. Despite the m clai m in g to ha ve all the le g al prowess in an act of k i n dne s s an d fr i ends h ip I so aptly ad v ised free of cost until r e ce n tl y Bu t o f c o ur s e t he 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 A u g u s t 28 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 I t has co m e to the attention of S ei n e Bi g ht V illa g e Council that a C h i n e s e / B e li z e a n n a t i o n al E l vis w h o is a re s i d en c e of S eine Bi g ht V illa g e has started c o ns t ru c ti o n o f a g a s s t at i on (without any of the mandatory approvals) in the area of S eine Bi g ht V illa g e better k nown as Maya Beach. This g entle m an also owns the Peninsula S to r e/Hotel/Restaurant i n S eine Bi g ht V illa ge prope r. T h e l a w d i c t a t e s t h a t a ll c o n s t r u c t i o n b e f o r e A NY b u i l d i ng i s t o c om m e n ce startin g with the foundation one s h o u l d f i r st s u bmi t a p l a n a n d get a l e tt e r of ap p r o v a l f rom t he local v illa g e council. This was not done Plans were su bm itt e d to the B e lize Buil d ing A u t h o r i t y b u t w e r e n ot appro v ed No t withstandin g, construction has co mm enced. Bein g a Gas S tation se v eral o t he r a g enc i es ar e a l so in vo l ve d, those are the Depart m ent of t h e E n v i r o nme n t t h e F i re Depart m ent the Police Departm ent (dangerous goods) A lso due t o its p r oposed locatio n the Port A uthority and the Fisheries Depart m ent should be in v ol v ed. A l s o ve r y imp o r t a n t l y t he Na t iona l E m e r g enc y Man ag eme nt O r g an i za t io n (N E MO) g iven t h at t he l o cati o n of the proposed Gas S tation is within 2 0 0 f e et o f t he s e a an d c o u ld c a us e so m e v er y se r io u s/ d an gerou s issu e s in the e v ent o f a hurri c ane hittin g this area on the Placencia peninsula. A ga in du e t o i t s pr o po s ed l o c a t i o n i n a r e s i d e n t i al nei g h b ourhood o n a resi d ential house lot it is a g reat cause of concern to the nei g hbourhood. O ne o f t h e bi g c o n c er n s is fire safet y if a tan k blows the sur r oundi ng hou s ed wi l l be de s tro y ed a nd t h e p e opl e in those houses could be seriously if not fatally a f fected. A n o the r bi g co n cer n is the ma tt e r o f d e va l u in g p r op e rt i es in th e v ic i nity which can b e ca u sed to bea c hfr o nt l ots wit h a gas station across the street I n fact a g as station in the area could result in de v aluin g of property i n ge n e r al a s t h e re a r e m a ny waterfront/canal front ho m es in the area as well. H e a lt h c o n c er n s w i t h t he f l u m e s r a dia t in g fr om t he g as s t a t i o n Al s o t he r e w a s a c o n c e rn t h a t h o u s e h o l d / p r o p e r t y i n s u rance rates m ay increase the list g oes on. S o this proposed g as station would not only be v ery dan g e rous t o people o f our co m m unit y, b u t a l s o t o t h e a d j a c e nt m an g ro v e eco-syste m as it w o u l d b e n o t o n l y o n t he roadside but on a canal leading i n to th e P l ac e nci a Lag o o n as well. This type of de v elop m ent is not and will not be endorsed by the S eine Bi g ht V illa g e Council a n d t he pe o ple in th e M a ya Beach area. E l vi s ca n n o t b e a l l ow e d to conti n ue buildi ng such st r ucture i n o u r a r ea th a t w i ll be det r i me ntal to our en v iron m ent and the people li v in g in the i mm ediate a r ea. L e t s p r o t e c t a n d c o n t r ol de v elop m ent in our co mm unity w i t h s u s t a i n a b l e a n d s a fe N E W p re f a b r i cate d m eta l b u i l ding f or s a l e R u s t p roo f a nd H urr i ca ne rate d Ma d e in t h e US 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 il l o r n e @ g r u m p y a n d h a p p y c om f or m ore in f or m at i o n. d e v e l o pme n t Le t s s t o p t he c o nti n uat i on o f t he c ons t ruc t ion of this unwanted Gas S tation. Ke e ping ou r C o mm u n ity at heart Respe c tfully Francis Palacio C h airman S eine Bi g ht V illa g e, S tann Cree k District F O R S A LE 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 a ge 6 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S u n d a y A u g u s t 2 8 2 011 B Y : Charles T rew Succotz & W ashington DC W EDN E SD AY A u g u st 24, 20 1 1: The latest incident in a string of c l ashes du r in g 20 1 1 a t the b o r d er b e t w ee n B el i z e a nd Guate m ala threatens to beco me t h e mo s t s e r i o u s t h r e a t to s t a b i l i t y b e t w e e n t h e t wo countries in years. On A u g ust 24 the Guate m alan P r e n s a Li b r e p u b l i s h e d an in v ecti v e article concernin g the e v e n ts o f Augu s t 2 2 i n w h i ch Be l ize a n De f ense For c es ( B D F) soldiers shot a 21 year old G u at em al a n a t t he bo r der na m ed L u is Pi n e da E xp a n d ing o n a p revi o us article the day before the piece ma d e n e w a c c u s a t i o n s a nd use d lan gu a g e w i th o mi nous i m plic a tions. A bo v e the article Y outh shot d u r i n g i n c u r s i o n b y B e l i z e an soldiers a subtitle to the piece des c ribes t he bo r der ar e a in unusual ter m s The area where the shootin g too k place is "las cercanias de la linea divisioria aun no definida entre Peten y Belice ," instead of the nor m al term "frontera ," or "bor d e r ." T h e u n w i e l d y d e s c r i p t i o n t h at described M r Pineda as a poor c a m p e s i n o r e s i d e n t i n t he "vicinity of the undefined line of division" is a clear rejection of Belizean so v erei g nt y. I n addition the article clai ms i t w a s a c t u a l l y B e l i z e t h at l a un c h e d u np r ovo k e d mu l ti p le attac k s on Guate m alans. One witness is identified as a h uma n r igh t s off i c i a l f r om P o p t u n n ame d G o nza lo Al dan a. "At le a st 10" BDF soldiers are described as ha v ing ta k en children hosta g e and then m a k in g o ther ca m pe s inos beg for their freed om on their k nees. The BDF troops are then said to h av e m a d e an in c ur s io n ," g o i n g t o th e res i den c e of M r. Pineda s parents and launching a full blown attac k. This lates t incident took place at the sa m e ti m e the BDF soldiers in v ol v ed were waiting for Guate m alan counterparts to a r ri v e as par t of a j o int pat r ol tea m in the border area These e x e r c i s e s a r e s u p p o s e d t o be c o n fi d e n c e b u i l de r s e x c e pt the last two ti m es the Guate m alan m ilitary ne v er showed up. O n M o n da y i t s e e m s t h ey s e n t a s ur r o g a t e t e a m i n s t e a d. S o me how i t does n ot pr ov ide mu c h c o n fi d e n c e a t l e a s t n o t t he k ind intended. It s e ems w e l l c l e a r t h at Gu a te ma la h a s b e en r e sor t ing t o p r ov o c a t i o ns t h i s y e a r f or r e a s o n s n o t t o t a l l y c l e a r. Mean w hile t h ere are s m all a rm ie s o f t h ie ve s p lu n der i ng B e l i z e a n h a r d w o o d s x a t e, M a y a n a r t i f a c t s b i r d s a nd anythin g else of v alue. I t s only in the last few m onths t h at B e li z ea n e nf o rc eme nt is really be g inin g to reflect reality in this area. There has to be a m uch m ore a gg ressi v e enf o rce m ent polic y. U n t i l r e c e n t l y m o s t t h i eve s w e re l e t g o s o m e t i m e s e v e n w i t h t h e ir eq u ip m e nt. The outnu m bered Belizeans a t te m p t in g t o p r ot e c t a g ai n st t h e o ns l aught h a v e o f te n b e en unar m ed e v en as the Guate m alans frequently carry m ilitary g rade weapons. I n this latest clash on A u g ust 2 2 M a j o r D a l to n Roches o f t he BDF noted to the m edia that 5 G u a t ema l a n s c r o s s e d i n t o B e l i ze and one had an A K-47 assault rifle The others had hand g uns and m achetes. I n r es p on s e t o t h is lat e st border i n cident, Pri m e Mi n ist e r B a rr o w h a s r e qu e s t ed O r g a n iz a ti o n o f A m e r ic a n S ta t es (O AS ) in v ol v e m ent callin g the situation "ver y ver y serious ." He has also refused to discuss an y po l icy s cena r ios with the m e d i a ci t i n g th e s e n s i tivi t y of the situation. A t fir s t gl anc e th i s s e e ms a s ound pol i c y M e g ap h one di p lo m a cy i s th e la s t t h ing needed with a s i tuation that is already a tinderbox. The O AS currently m aintains a "tripwire" facili t y in the no-man s l a nd at the W e s tern b o r d e r b e t w e e n t h e t wo countries The O AS would ha ve the authority to inter v ene in the cas e of an in v as i on or o ther ho s til e ac t ion Whe t her the O AS wo u ld s houl d er t hat resp o nsi b ility is another m atter and hopefully the world will not ha v e to find out the hard wa y. Meanwhile Belize needs to de v e lop a n d i m p l e m ent so me serious lon g ter m strate g ies for the borde r. B e l i z e w i l l c e r t a i n l y n e ed i n te r na t io n al ass i st a nc e i n t h is area A m ilit a ry solution is si m ply not possible because of the tre m endous disparity in the size of the two m ilitary institut i o n s Fu r t h er m or e t he sh e e r s i ze and re m otenes s of the border a r ea mak e e ff e c ti v e e nf o r c e me nt a m a s s ive a n d e x p e n s ive propo s ition. Hopefully the quiet diplo m acy c u rr e nt l y u nd e rwa y w i ll yi e ld so m e positi v e results The first t e st w ill co m e i n tw o we eks w h en t he n ext joi n t c on f ide n ce building" patrol is set to m eet in the Chiquibil. 23/08/ 1 1 13:18 Petn B Y : RI GO BE R TO ESC O BAR P o p t n P etn POPTN Far m er reported that he was s h ot by Belizean soldiers. L u is Al b ert o G a r ca Pi n e da 21 reported this T uesday that a m ili t ary patr o l fro m B elize injured hi m with a bullet during a n in c ur s ion th e y m a de in t he v illa g e of S an Jose L as Flores, C h i q u i b u l i n M e l c h o r de Mencos Petn. Garca who re m ains hospitalized at the Re g ional Hospital in Poptn Petn infor m ed that on Mon d ay e v en i n g they were i n f o r me d b y so m e ne ig h b o u rs t h a t a mi l i t a ry p a tr o l f r o m B e l i ze had three m inors detained who were found g atherin g firewood near the adjacency line between Guate m ala and Belizse. F i v e f a r m e r s h e a d e d t o t he location but about 300 m eters L u i s A l b er t o G a r c a P i n e d a h o s p i t a li z e d a t t he R e g i o n a l H o s p i t a l i n P o pt n P e t e n G u a t e m a la be f ore c o m i n g in cont a ct w ith th e Beli z ean p a trol they w ere g r e e t e d w i t h s h o t s b y t he mi l i t a r y w h e r e b y G a r c a r e cieved a g u n sh o t w o und to the left hand. Ga r c a a n d t h e o th e r f o ur far m ers w e re fo r ced b y the B e li z e a n m il i ar y t o k ne e l a nd T r a n s l a t ed b eg f o r t h e f r e e d o n o f t he m i n ors When t he p a trol was withdrawin g fro m the zone the soldiers reportedly fire d shots at se v eral houses. G o nz a l o P al a ci o s, d e p a r tm e n t a l a s s i s t a n t f r o m t he Hu m an Ri g hts Co mm ission inf o r m e d th a t a fi l e h a s b e en opened about the a g ression and he la m ented that these k inds of in c ident s occu r a g ai n st Gu a tem al a ns. E f forts were m ade to obtain a v e r s i o n o f t h e i n c i d e nt from J u a n Carl o s Sagast u me super v isor to the S e rg io Bentez a r e a i n c h a r ge o f t h e off i c e o f t he O r g a n iz a ti o n o f A m e r ic a n S ta t es in P eten b u t o f fi c e pers o nnel said that he was on assi g n m ent. 2 3 / 0 8 / 1 1 1 3 : 1 8 P e t n P O R R I G O BE RT O E S C O B AR P op t n Petn P O P T N C a m p e s i no d e n u nc i a qu e f u e b a l e ad o p or soldados beliceos L u is Al b ert o G a r ca Pi n e da d e 2 1 a o s d e n u n c i e s t e ma r t es qu e una patru l la m i lita r de Belice lo hiri de bala durante u n a i n c u r s i n q u e e s t os P l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 12 A g o st o 24 2 011 T h e A c t u a l A r ti cl e i n S p a n ish 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 A u g u s t 28 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 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 a ge 8 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S u n d a y A u g u s t 2 8 2 011 SA N I G NA C IO TOW N C a y o, T h u rs d a y A ugu st 2 5 2 0 1 1: A f te r a l m o st t h re e y ea r s in t h e maki n g gr o u n d w as offi c ia l ly br o k e n t od a y i n San Ig n a cio T ow n there b y si g na l ling t h e c o m me n c e m e n t o f t he c o n s t r u c ti o n o f t h e mu l t im i l l i on dol l ar C ayo W e l com e C e nte r . T he o f ficia l pro g ra m b e g an t his Thursday whereby sta k eholders i n t h e t ou r is m i n du s tr y r es i de n ts of the t win towns of S a n Ig nacio and S anta Elena and the m edia w e r e i nvi t e d f i r s t f o r t he o f ficial si g ning of the contract a n d l a ter to t he s ite of t he construction for the cere m onial g round brea k ing/tree planting e v e nt. The cere m ony for the o f ficial si g nin g of the contract was held at the S an Ig nacio Resort Hotel. I t be g an with C h rist y Mastry fro m the S ust a inable T o urism Project actin g in the capacity as M i s t r e ss o f C e r e m o ny w h o in t h e op e n i n g r e m a r k s i nf o rmed that the delay in i m ple m enting t h e p r o j e c t h a s a c t u a l ly positi v ely i m pacted the process with an increase fro m 2 m illion to al m ost 2 8 m illion dollars. T he o pen i n g r e m a rk s w ere deli v ered by Chair of the Board o f D i r ec t o r s M r s M a r i am R ob e r s on who th a n k ed the m a j or pl a yers for f i nall y brin g ing th e proj e ct t o real i t y. i n fr a st r uct u re an d t h is is o ne of t h o s e i n f r a s t r u c t u r e s t h at wil l be c o nstruc t ed in this community Minister Heredia also used the opportun i ty to than k the Hon Pri m e Minister for his unwa v erin g support for the o v erall S ustainable T ourism p r o j e c t e n c o m p a s s i ng an i n v e s t m e n t o f ove r 3 0 m i l l i on dollars in the pro g ra m countrywide. con t ract w as awa r ded t o RGB Constr u ction L i m it e d S he infor m ed that The core goal of the project is to draw visitors to t o w n c e n t e r s a n d t o b r i ng v i si t o r s i n d ir e c t c o n t a c t w i th the people and t heir cultures so as to a f ford them a true sense of the product we have to o f fe r. While we encourage visitors to the various sites we also want to show them that there is more to see than the sites and that is our people and our culture We are therefore seeking to make tourism touch as much of our people as possible concluded Director Matus. In d e p u t i z in g f o r T o u r i sm CE O Li n d say G ar b u tt who was unable to attend because of a t t e nd i n g t o a C iv i l A v i a t i on m a t te r b ein g a noth e r are a of responsibility for the Ministr y, B o a r d D i r e c t o r V a l d e m ar A nd r a de i nf o r m e d t ha t u p on c omp l e t i o n o f t h e C a yo W elco m e Cente r residents will finally ha v e a fine place where C a y o c a n s h o w c a s e its w o n d e r f u l c u l t u r e . H e a l so than k ed the M i nister for his v i s i o n a n d h i s s u p p o r t f o r t he project. I n conclud i n g MC Christy Mastry infor m ed that W e will b e b a c k i n a n o t he r c o u p le of months at which time we will inve s t one mil l ion doll a rs in projec t s to improve archeological sites in this area. The g atherin g then m o v ed to the project site in the S a v annah area of S an Ig nacio T own where they were joined by Ag riculture & F i s h e r i e s M i n i s t e r / C a yo C e nt r al Are a R e pr e sen t at i ve H o n Re ne M on t ero for the un v eilin g of the project desi gn di s play and t he c e re m o n ial g round brea k ing/tree planting e v e n t i n w h i c h M i n i s t e rs M a nu e l H e r e d i a an d R e ne Mon t e r o par t icipat e d alon g with Ma y or J o h n A u gust a nd t he contracto r R o mm el Berges. T H E O FF ICIAL S T P V E R S I ON I n T er m s of the project the Me d ia p ac k a g e d i stri b ute d by o f f i cials f ro m the S ustai n able T ouris m Project (STP) infor m s: C A Y O W E L C O M E C E N T ER T h e C a y o W e l c o m e C e n t e r i s t he f i r s t c o n s t r u c t i o n p r o j e c t t h a t s i ts w i t h i n t h e D e s t i n a t i o n P l a n f o r San I g n a c i o u n d e r t h e N a t i o n a l T o u r i sm M a s t e r P l a n T h i s u r b a n p r o j e ct em p h a s i z e s t h e g o a l o f t he M a s t e r P l a n w i t h t h e c o n c e p t of s i m u l a t i n g a n a l r e a d y v i b r a nt c u l t u r a l d o w n t o w n e x p e ri e n ce w i t h t h e n a t u r a l i n t e g r a t i o n of t o u ri s m I t w i ll h e l p p r o m o t e n ot A r c h i t ectu r a l C oncept o f the C a y o W e lco me C e nt er BTB C h a i r, M r s. M a r i a m R o b er s on For his part T ou ris m Mi n iste r, Ho n M an u e l H e r e d ia c o ngr a t u l a t e d M a y o r J o hn August f o r h i s s t e a d f a st d e d i ca t io n t o t h e p r oj e c t In o f ferin g apolo g ies for the delay i n p r o j e c t imp l eme n t a t i o n, Minister Heredia infor m ed that i t w a s a l l a p a rt of the I D B s proced u re to ensure t hat the m o n ies t hey p r o v id e is w ell spent and that v alue is actually recei v ed In order to increase t o uri s t a r riv a ls i n a com m uni t y, w e m us t h av e t he n e ce s s a ry T o u r i s m M i n i s t e r, H o n M a nu e l H e r e d ia I n a ddr e ss i n g t he g at h eri ng, M a yo r J o hn A ugu s t e xp r es s ed gr a t i t u d e o n b e h a l f o f t he re s ide n ts o f th e twi n m un i cip a lities as well as those residin g in s u rr o und i n g co m m un i ti e s to t he gove r nme n t o f B e l i z e a nd s p ec i fi c al l y t o t he Mi n is t ry of T ouris m for brinin g the k ind of de v elop m ent to our co mm unity a n d a l s o f o r s e l e c t i n g S an Ig nacio as the site to k ic k of the national i m ple m entation of the Su s t a i n a b l e T o u r i sm P r o j e c t He in f or m e d that the c o mm u n ity w i l l i m me d i a t e l y b egi n to benefit fro m the project in the for m of the o v er 40 jobs that it will i mm ediately create and that upon co m pletion it will further create additional jobs. N e x t o n t h e p o d i u m w as T ouris m D irecto r Se l e n i M a t us wh o a n nou n ced t hat aft e r a thorou g h e v aluation of the nine b i ds re c ei v ed for th e p r oj e ct e x e c u t i o n t h e $ 2 7 6 2 7 85 M ay o r, J o hn F r a n c i s A u g u st T o u r i s m D i r ec t o r, S e l e n i M a t us BTB D i r ec t o r, V a l d e m a r A n d r a de D e p u t i z i n g F o r C EO L i n d s ay G a r b u tt P l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 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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Sund a y A u g u s t 28 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 o n l y o u r n a t u r a l r e s o u r c e s bu t o ur c u l t u r a l r e s o u r c e s t o b r i ng t o u r is m t o t h e C a y o d i s t r i c t s u r b an s e t t i n g a s w e l l a s p r o m o te a c t i v i t i e s w i t h i n t h e p ri s t i ne n a t u r a l l a nd s c a p e s s p r e a d fu r t h er t h r o u g h o u t t h e a r e a. D u e t o i t s h i g h t o u r i sm p o t e n t i a l t h e N a t i o n a l S u s t a i n a b le T o u ri s m M a s t e r P l a n i d e n t i f i es W e s t e r n B e li z e a s a p r i o ri t y a r ea I t w i ll c o n s o l i d a t e t o u ri s m a nd r e c r e a t i o n a c t i v i t i e s a n d p r o v i de a n o r i e n t a t i o n a n d i nf o r m a t i on c e n t e r f o r v i s i t o r s t o f am i li a ri ze t h e m s e l v e s w i t h t h e a c t i v i t i e s a nd t o u ri s m p r o d u c t b e i n g o f f e r e d in t h e a r e a a n d e x p l o r e h o w t h e se c a n b e e x p e ri e n c e d. I t w ill p r o m o t e c u l t u r al u n d e r s t a n d i n g a n a w a r e n e ss of c o n s e r v a t i o n e t h i c s e n v i r o n m e nt a l s t a n d a r d s a n d v i si t o r s a f e ty a s ma ll a ud i o v i s u a l r oo m f o r i n t e rp r e t a t i o n o n t h e d i s t ri c t. 2 a n c h o r t e n a n t s a nd p a t i o a r ea f l a n k i n g t h e W e l c o m e C e n t e r w i th t h e o pp o r t un i t y t o o f f e r f oo d/ b e v e r a g e i n t e r n e t s e r v i c e s e t c. 4 K i o s k s o f f e ri n g t h e o pp o r t un i t y f o r s m a ll bu si n e ss e s a s s o c ia t e d w i t h t o u ri s m a nd l e i s u r e ( i e. t o u r o p e r a t o r s i c e c r e am s n a c ks a nd b e v e r a g e s e t c .) La nd s c a p e d a r ea w i t h s t a ge f a c i l i t i e s a n d s e a t i n g a r ea f or c u l t u r a l p e r f o r ma n c es H a r d s c a p e d a r e a w i t h s h a d i ng a n d f e a t u r e s p r o v i d i n g t he o p p o r t u n i t y t o h o s t w e e k ly s c h e du l e d e v e n t s s u c h a s a l o c al h a nd i c r a f t ma r k e t. P u b li c P a r k i n g f a c ili t i e s f or a r o und 40 v e h i c l es Bu s s t a t i o n am e n i t i e s w i th t i c k e t i n g o ff i c e s h e l t e r a nd c o n s i d e r a t i o n f o r l o c k e r r oo ms T a x i F a c i li t i es P u b l i c R e s t r o o m f a c i li t i e s w i th p e r ma n e n t o ns i t e c l e a n i n g s t a ff du ri n g o p e n h o u r s. F U T U R E I N V E S TM E N T S F OR C A Y O U N D E R S TP A c o n t r a c t i s c u r r e n t l y und e r w ay t o c o m p l e t e a r c h i t e c t u r a l d e s i g ns f o r a v i s i t o r c e n t e r a nd b a t h r oom f a c i li t i e s a t X un a n t un i c h ( t o a ssi st i n t h e i n t e r p r e tat i o n and v i si t or m ana g e m e nt a t th e s i t e ), f or i m p r o v e m e n t o f t h e t r a i l s v i s i t or c e n t e r a nd ame n i t i e s a t C a h al P e c h a n d a l s o f o r b a t h r oo m a nd c h a n g i n g f a c i li t i e s a t A c t un T un i ch M u k n a l. A n e w f e rr y i s b e i n g d e s i g n e d f or C o n ti n u e d F r o m P a g e 8 A r c h i t ectu r a l C oncept o f the C a y o W e lco me C e nt e r f r om a nothe r a n g le U n v e i li n g the D e s i g n D i sp l a y b y M a y o r John Au g u s t ( L) a nd M i n i st e r Ma nue l H e r e d i a ( R ) wi th the H on R ene M o nt e r o loo k i n g on f o r t o u ri s m d e v e l o p m e n t I t i s o ne o f t h e t o p o v e r n ig h t t o u r i sm d e s t i n a t i o n s i n t h e c o un t r y T he M a s t e r p l a n s v i s i o n f o r S a n I g n a c io T o w n i s t h e d e m and d r i v e r f or t h e a r e a I t s e e s Sa n Ig n a c i o a s t he g a t e w a y a n d hub f o r t o u ri s m in W e s t e r n B e li z e s e r v i n g a s an a t t r a c t i o n i n i t s e l f a s w e ll a s a b a se f o r v i s i t s a n d a c t i v i t i e s i n t he s u r r o u n d i n g n a t u r a l a n d c u l t u r al s i t e s T h e s h o r t t e r m p l a n i n c l ud es t h e i m p r o v eme n t o f t h e p ub lic s q u a r e a s a f o c a l p o i n t w i th r e o r g a n i z a t i o n o f t r a ff i c i m p r o v ed p e d e s t r i a n c o n n e c t i o n s a nd e s t a b l i s h m e n t o f a t o u r i sm i n f o r ma t i o n c e n t e r. T h e C a y o W e l c o m e C e n t er i n v e s t m e n t s w il l a d d r e s s s e v e r al i ss u e s s u c h a s t h e c u r r e n t l a c k of t r a f f i c a nd p e d e s t ri a n o r g a n i z a t i on i n Sa n Ig n a c i o t h e c u r r e n t l a c k of pu b li c s p a c e w i t h d e v e l o p ed l e i s u r e s e r v i c e s a nd t h e l a c k o f a v i s i t o r c e n t e r f o r o n si t e a n d o f f s i te t o u ri s t s t o o b t a i n i n f o r ma t i o n on t h e t o u r i s m p r o d u c t a v a i l a b l e in W e s t e r n B e li z e. G O A L S O F T H E D E V E L O P M E NT T h e e s t a b l i s h m e n t o f a W e l c o m e C e n t e r i n t h e h ea r t of Sa n Ig n a c i o t o w n i s t h e f i r s t s t ep t o a c t i v a t i n g t h e t o w n c e n t e r f or d a y t i m e a n d e v e n i n g l e is u re a c t i v i t i e s bu i l d i n g t h e t o w n a s a t o u r i s m d e s t i n a t i o n i n i t s o w n ri g ht a n d s t r e n g t h e n i n g l o c a l t o u r i sm bu s i n e ss u l t i ma t e l y i n c r e a s i ng v i s i t o r s e x p e nd i t u r e a nd l e n g t h of s t a y i n t h e d i s t ri c t. t h r o u g h t h e p r o v i s i o n o f a c e n t er w i t h p r o f e ss i o n a l v i s i t o r s e r v i c i n g. I t w i ll p r o m o t e l o c a l t o u r ism bu s i n e ss e s a nd p a r t n e r s h i p s w i th o pp o r t u n i t i e s f o r c o ll a b o r a t i ve ma r k e t i n g a nd d e v e l o p me n t f or t o u r c i r c u i t s. I t w il l b e a c e n t e r o f c u l t u r al a c t i v i t y p r o m o t i n g t h e a r t s, m u s i c a nd h e ri t a g e o f t h e t o w n, p r o m o t i n g c o m m un i t y e v e n t s, l o c a l p ri d e a nd c o h e s i o n. I t w i ll a c t a s a c a t a l y s t f o r fu t u re t o w n i n v e s t m e n t a nd b e a u t i f i c at i o n p r o j e c t s. I t w i l l i m p r o v e s e c u ri t y w i t h i n t he t o w n c e n t e r t h r o u g h a pp r o p ri a te u r b a n d e s i g n a nd p r o v i s i o n o f t he li g h t i n g. I t w i ll p r o v i d e p e d e s t ri a n li n k to B u r n s A v e nu e a n d b e a c e n t r al p l a c e f o r v i s i t o r s a nd l o c a l s to r e l a x a nd e s t a b l i s h a n e m o t i o n al c o nn e c t i o n w i t h t h e t o w n. T H E F I N A L D E V E L O P M E N T WI LL I N C L U DE T h e W e l c o me C e n t e r s h o w c a si ng t h e a t t r a c t i o n s o f t h e d i s t ri c t a nd p r o v i d i n g o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r t he p r i v a t e s e c t o r t o m a r k e t t h e ir p r o d u c t s a n d t o u ri s m o ff e r i n g T he i n t e r i o r d e s ig n w ill m a x i m i ze a u d i e n c e e n g a g e m e n t w i t h t he o p p o r t un i t y f o r t o u c h s c r e en t e c hn o l o g y I t w i ll c r e a t e a s e n se o f p l a c e e n c o u r a g e e x p l o r a t i on a n d a b o v e a l l w e l c o me v isi t o rs w i t h k e e n p r o f e ss i o n a l i s m. P r o v i s i o n w i ll b e m a d e f o r a n a r ea f o r t h e l o c a l s c h oo l s a nd c o mm un i t y t o c r e a t e d i s p l a y s a nd i n c l ude X un a n t un i c h a nd w i ll b e i n s t a ll ed b y e a rl y 2012. C o n s t r u c t i o n b i d s f o r t he B Z $80 0 00 0 i n v e s t m e n t in A r c h a e o l o g i c a l s i t e s w i ll b e i n v i t ed a t t h e e n d o f t h is y e a r f o l l o w i ng c o m p l e t i o n o f t h e t e c hn i c al s t ud i e s a nd d e s i g n s. KE Y F A C T S: T h e P r o j e c t s i t e e n c o m p a s s es a p p r o x i ma t e l y 2 55 a c r e s of p u b li c l a n d i n c l u d i n g c u r r e nt d e v e l o p m e n t s o f C o r o n a t i o n P a r k, t h e S a n Ig n a c i o C u l t u r a l C e n t e r a nd t h e N o r b e t a P u l i d o c o mm e r c i al bu i l d i n g. 1 ) T e c h n i c a l s t u d y p l a n n i ng a n d c o n s u l t a t i o n h a s b een o n g o i n g si n c e t h e f ir s t c o n s u l t a t i on h e l d i n S e p t e m b e r 2009. 2) Th e W e l c o me C e n t e r w i ll be ma n a g e d a nd o p e r a t e d b y s t a ff und e r t h e Sa n Ig n a c i o/ Sa n t a E l e na T o w n C o un c i l w i t h a ma n a g eme nt a d v i s o r y b o a r d c o n s i s t i n g of s t a k e h o l d e r s f r o m i ndu s t r i e s a nd o r g a n i z a t i o n s s u c h a s B e l i ze T o u ri s m I ndu s t r y A ss o c i a t i o n B e li ze T o u ri s m B o a r d N a t i o n a l I n s t i t u te o f C u l t u r e a n d H i s t o r y B e l i ze H o t e l A ss o c i a t i o n C a y o T o ur G u i d e A s s o c i a t i o n a n d l o c al r e s i d e n t s. 3 ) T o t a l c o n s t r u c t i o n v a l u e w i ll b e j u s t o v e r B Z$2 7 M I LL I ON 4 ) C o n s t r u c t i o n t i m e f r a m e is a n t i c i p a t e d a s 12 m o n t hs b e g i nn i n g S e p t e m b e r. 5 ) E m p l o y me n t g e n e r a t i o n 3 0 -40 p e r s o n s n e e d e d f or c o n s t r u c t i o n p e ri o d a n d 7 p o si t i o n s m i n i m u m f o r o p e r a t i o n s. 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P a ge 1 0 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S u n d a y A u g u s t 2 8 2 011 AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 A r e y o u r ea d y t o v e n t u r e i n t o t he u n k n o w n ? W h e t h e r i t i s n ew e x p e r i e n ce s t r a v e l o r c o mmi tt i ng t o a l o n g t e r m t r a n s ac t i o n t r y to f i n d t h e c o u r a g e t o g o a h e a d o r y ou w il l a l w a y s b e t h i n k i ng i f o n l y . L u c k y nu m b ers: 04 17 92. LEO: July 24 to August 21 T h e r e i s a w a y t o s u cce e d b u t it w o n t b e e a s y t o f i n d i t Be p r e p a r e d t o c o n s i d e r d i f f e r e nt o p t i o n s a n d y ou mi g h t f i nd y ou r s e l f go i ng f o r t h e o n e y ou w o u l d n t n o r m a ll y c h oo s e L u c ky nu m be rs: 03 2 1 81. VIRGO: August 22 to Se p tember 21 G o o d c h o i c e s a nd p r ac t i cal m e t h o d s w ill b r i n g m a n y f i ne acc o m p li s h m e n t s Y o u mi g h t w i sh a l o v e d o n e w ou l d b e m o re a ss e r t i v e b u t y o u ca n t m a k e t h e ir d e c i s i o n s f o r t h e m Lucky nu m be rs: 29 4 2 60. LIBRA: Se p tember 22 to October 23 Y ou r i n i t i a l a t t e m p t s a t a n ew ac t i v i t y o r p a s t i m e e x c ee d y o ur e x p ec t a t i o n s T h i s b oo s t s y o ur c o n f i d e n c e y ou w il l g e t m o re e n c o u r a g e m e n t f r o m t h o s e w ho s h a r e t h i s i n t e r e s t a n d y ou c ou ld b e c o m e a n e xp e r t L u c ky nu m b ers: 13 26 45 SCORPIO: O c tob e r 2 4 to November 21 A s p o n t a n e o u s d ec i s i o n c o u l d t a ke y o u t o a p l ace y o u f e e l y o u a re m e a n t t o b e I t i s n t b y ac c i d e n t t h at y ou a r r i v e h e r e I t w ill b e y o ur i n t u i t i o n t h a t l ea d s y o u t o t h e r i g ht p l ace s L u c k y nu m be rs: 01 35, 63. SAG ITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 T h e r e a r e m o r e w a y s t h a n o n e to l ea r n a d i f f i c u l t t a s k a n d i f i t s ee ms li k e o n e m e t h o d i s n t w o r k i n g t ry a n o t h e r I t m a y a l s o b e t h a t y ou h a v e c h o s e n t h e w r o n g m e n t o r. S ee k a d v i c e f r o m s o m e o n e w ho t h i n k s li k e y o u L u c k y nu m b ers: 10 36 96. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 I t mi gh t s e e m a s i f li f e i s a c o m p l e x m a ze t h e s e d a y s a nd y ou r e s t r u gg l i n g t o f i n d t he c e n t r e E v e r y t im e y ou t h i nk y ou v e f o und a s o l u t i o n to p r o b l e m s a n o t h e r o n e a pp e a r s! L u c k y nu m b ers: 20 54 71. ARIES: March 22 to A p ril 20 L oo k o n d i f f i c u l t i e s y o u c o m e up a g a i n s t n o w a s l ea r n i n g o pp o r t u n it i e s W i t h t h e r i gh t a t t i t u d e y ou w ill o v e r c o m e m a n y p r o b l e m s a nd t h i s w ill b e a n o t h e r s t e p t o w a r ds s u cce s s Lucky n umb e rs : 1 4, 62 91. TAURUS: A p ril 21 to May 21 I t t a k e s a l o t o f h a r d w o r k to r e m a i n p o s i t i v e a n d h o p e f ul e s p ec i a ll y w h e n y o u e n c o u n t er d i f f i c u l t p r o b l e m s K ee p a t i t a nd y o u w ill f i n d a w a y t o r e s o l v e t h e se i ss u e s L u c k y nu m b ers: 24 49, 65. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 R e s u l t s y o u a r e s ee i n g n o w r e f l ect t h e d ec i s i o n s a nd c h o i ce s y o u m a de i n t h e p a s t T h e f ac t t h a t y o u pu t a l o t o f t h o ug h t i n t o t h e s e w ill m ean y o u c o u l dn t b e h a pp i e r w i t h t he c o n s e qu e n ce s T h e e f f o r t w a s w e ll w o r t h i t L u c k y n umb e r s : 0 7, 27 33. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 I f y o u a r e n t s u r e a b o u t s k ill s y ou w i l l s o o n b e ca l l e d o n t o u s e i n y o ur ca r ee r y o u mi g h t p r ac t i ce a t h o m e. T h a t w a y y o u w o n t f e e l s o n e r v ous w h e n y o u n e e d t o p u t s o me r ece n t l y ac qu i r e d k n o w l e dg e i n to p r ac t i ce Luc k y n u m ber s : 1 6, 32 95. We A MS T o Pl e a se PISCES: February 20 to March 21 T r y t o a v o i d n e g a t i v e t h i n k i ng p e o p l e O v e r t im e t h e i r a tt i t ude w i ll a ff ec t y ou r t h i nk i ng Y ou n ee d t o mi x w i t h t h o s e w h o k n ow h o w t o k e e p y o u c h e e r f u l a nd h o p e f u l L u c k y nu m b er s : 28, 54 78. A g uy wal k ed into a bar one d a y a nd sa i d t o th e b a rt e nd e r, Gi v e m e t h re e d o u b le v o dka . The bar m an says W ow you must have had very bad da y . Y e s I jus t f o u nd o u t my o l d e r bro t h e r is ga y . T he nex t day t he sa m e g uy wal k s into the bar and as k ed for the sa m e drin k s. A drun k sittin g at the counter in a ba r pu k es all o v er his. Da m n , he says I puk ed on m y s h irt agai n I f t h e w i fe f i nd s ou t s h e s g onn a k ill m e . N ot t o w o rr y , s a ys t he bartender as he stic k s a $20 bill in the drun k s poc k et Just tell her someone puked on you and g a ve y o u s om e c as h t o c o v e r t he W h e n t h e b a r t en d e r a s k ed what the proble m was today he a n s w e r ed I v e j u s t f o u n d o ut that m y y o u n g er b r ot h e r i s g a y t o o! O n the third d ay th e g uy e n t e r s t h e b a r a n d o r d e r ed another three double v od k as. The bartender said What the hell? Doesn t anybody in your family like women? Y es m y w i f e cleaning bill . S o the drun k g oes ho m e and tells his wife about the g uy who pu k ed on hi m and the m oney in his poc k et. S h e reaches into his p oc k et and finds two twenties. W h y are the r e two twe n ties? she as k s. The drun k replies, O h yea h, h e cra pp e d i n m y p a n ts t oo . I t W a s n t Me O n e B i g H a pp y F a m ily 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 A u g u s t 28 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 W e g e n e r a l l y u s e t h e w o rd s t r e ss w h e n w e f ee l t h at e v e r y t h i n g s ee m s t o h a v e b ec o me t oo m u c h w e a r e o v e r l o a d e d a nd w o n d e r w h e t h e r w e r ea ll y ca n c o pe w i t h t h e p r e ss u r e s p l ace d up o n u s. A n y t h i n g t h a t p o s e s a c h a ll e n g e or a t h r e a t t o o u r w e l l b e i n g i s a s t r e s s. S o m e s t r e ss e s g e t y o u g o i n g a nd t h e y a r e g oo d f o r y o u w i t h o u t a ny s t r e s s a t a ll m a ny s a y o u r l i v es w ou l d b e b o r i n g a n d w ou ld p r o b a b l y f ee l p o i n t l e ss H o w e v e r, w h e n t h e s t r e ss e s u n d e r mi n e b o th o u r m e n t a l a n d p h y s i ca l h ea l t h t h ey a r e b a d I n t h i s t e x t w e s h a ll be f o c u s i n g o n s t r e ss t h a t i s b a d f or y o u. F i g h t o r f l i g h t r e s p o n se T h e w a y y o u r e s p o n d t o a c h a ll e n g e m a y a l s o b e a t y p e of s t r e ss P a r t o f y o u r r e s p o n s e t o a c h a l l e n g e i s p hy s i o l o g i ca l a nd a f f e c t s y o u r p h y s i ca l s t a t e W h en f ace d w i t h a c h a ll e n g e o r a t h r ea t, y o u r b o d y a c t i v a t e s r e s ou r c e s to p r o t ec t y o u t o e i t h e r g e t a w a y as f a s t a s y o u ca n o r f i g h t I f y o u a re up s t a i r s a t h o m e a n d a n ea r t h qu a ke s t a r t s t h e f a s t e r y ou ca n g et y o u r s e l f a n d y ou r f a m i l y o u t t he m o r e li k e l y y o u a r e a ll t o s u r v i v e. I f y o u n ee d t o s a v e s o m e b o d y s li fe du r i n g t h a t ea r t h qu a k e b y li f t i n g a h e a v y w e i gh t t h a t h a s f a ll e n on t h e m d u r i ng t h e e a r t hqu a k e y ou w ill n ee d c o m p o n e n t s i n y o u r b o dy t o b e a c t i v a t e d t o g i v e y o u t h at e x t r a s t r e n g t h t h a t e x t r a pu s h. O u r f i g h t o r f li g h t r e s p o n s e i s o ur b o d y s s y m p a t h e t i c n e r v o u s s y s t em r eac t i n g t o a s t r e ss f u l e v e n t O ur b o d y p r o du ce s l a r g e r qu a n t i t i e s of t h e c h e m i ca l s c o r t i s o l a d r e n a l i ne a n d n o r a d r e n a li n e w h i c h t r i gg e r a h i g h e r h ea r t r a t e h e i g h t e n ed m u s c l e p r e p a r e d n e s s s w ea t i n g, a n d a l e r t n e ss a ll t h e s e f ac t o r s h e lp u s p r o t e c t o u r s e l v e s i n a d a n g e r o us o r c h a ll e n g i n g s i t u a t i o n. N o n e ss e n t i a l b o d y f u n c t i o ns s l o w d o w n s u c h a s o u r d i g e s t i ve a n d imm u n e s y s t e m s w h e n w e a re i n f i gh t o r f l i gh t r e s p o n s e m o d e. A ll r e s o u r ce s ca n t h e n b e c o n ce nt r a t e d o n r a p i d b r ea t h i n g b l ood f l o w a l e r t n e ss a n d m u s c l e u s e. S o l e t s r e c a p w h e n w e a re s t r e ss e d t h e f o ll o w i n g h a pp e n s: B l oo d p r e ss u r e r i s e s B r e a t h i ng b e c o m e s m o r e r a p i d D i g e s t i ve s y s t e m s l o w s d o w n H e a r t r a te ( p u l s e ) r i s e s I mm u n e s y s t e m g o es d o w n M u s c l e s b ec o m e t e n s e We d o n o t s l ee p ( h e i g h t e n e d s t a t e of a l e r t n e s s) M o s t o f u s h a v e v a r y i n g i n t e r p r et a t i o n s o f w h a t s t r e ss i s a b o u t a nd w h a t m a tt e r s S o m e o f u s f o c u s on w h a t h a pp e n s t o u s s u c h a s b r ea ki n g a b o n e o r g e tt i n g a p r o m o t i o n, w h il e o t h e r s t h i n k m o r e a b o u t t he e v e n t i t s e l f W h a t r ea ll y m a tt e r s a re o u r t h o ug h t s a b o u t t h e s i t u a t i o n s in w h i c h w e f i n d o u r s e l v e s. W e a r e c o n t i n u a ll y s i z i n g up s i t u at i o n s t h a t c o n f r o n t u s i n li f e W e a ss e ss eac h s i t u a t i o n d ec i d i n g w h e t h er s o m e t h i n g i s a t h r ea t h o w w e can d ea l w i t h i t a n d w h a t r e s o u r ce s we ca n u s e I f w e c o n c l ud e t h a t t h e r equ i r e d r e s o u r ce s n e e d e d t o e f f ect i v e l y d ea l w i t h a s i t u a t i o n a r e b ey o n d w h a t w e h a v e a v a il a b l e w e s ay t h a t t h a t s i t u a t i o n i s s t r e ss f u l a nd w e r eac t w i t h a c l a s s i ca l s t r e ss r es p o n s e O n t h e o t h e r h a n d i f w e d ec i d e ou r a v a i l a b l e r e s o u r c e s a nd s k ill s a r e m o r e t h a n e n o ug h t o d eal w i t h a s i t u a t i o n i t i s n o t s ee n as s t r e ss f u l t o u s. W e a ll r e s p o n d d i f f e r e n t l y t o a g i v e n s i t u a t i o n f o r t h r ee m a i n r e as o ns 1 W e d o n o t a ll i n t e r p r e t eac h s i t ua t i o n i n t h e s a m e w a y. 2 B eca u s e o f t h i s w e d o n o t a ll ca ll o n t h e s a m e r e s o u r ce s f o r eac h s i t ua t i on 3 W e d o n o t a ll h a v e t h e s a m e r es o u r ce s a n d s k ill s. S o m e s i t u a t i o n s w h i c h a r e n o t n e g at i v e o n e s m a y s t i l l b e p e r ce i v e d as s t r e s s f u l T h i s i s b eca u s e w e t h i n k we a r e n o t c o m p l e t e l y p r e p a r e d t o c o pe w i t h t h e m e f f ec t i v e l y E x a m p l e s b ei n g : h a v i n g a b a b y m o v i n g t o a n i cer h o u s e a n d b e i n g p r o m o t e d H a v i ng a b a b y i s u s u a ll y a w o n d e r f u l t h i n g, s o i s b e i n g p r o m o t e d o r m o v i n g t o a n i ce r h o u s e B u t m o v i n g h o u s e i s a w e ll k n o w n s o u r ce o f s t r e ss. I t i s im p o r t a n t t o l ea r n t h a t w h at m a tt e r s m o r e t h a n t h e e v e n t i t s e l f is u s u a ll y o u r t h o ug h t s a b o u t t h e e v e nt w h e n w e a r e t r y i n g t o m a n a g e s t r e ss. H o w y o u s ee t h a t s t r e ss f u l e v e n t w ill b e t h e l a r g e s t s i n g l e f ac t o r t h a t imp a c t s o n y ou r p h y s i c a l a nd m e n t al h ea l t h Y o u r i n t e r p r e t a t i o n o f e v e n ts a n d c h a l l e n g e s i n li f e m a y d ec i de w h e t h e r t h e y a r e i nv i go r a t i n g or h a r m f u l f o r y o u. A p e r s i s t e n t l y n e g a t i v e r e s p o n s e to c h a l l e ng e s w i l l e v e n t u a l l y h a v e a n e g a t i v e e f f ec t o n y ou r h ea l t h a nd h a pp i n e ss E x p e r t s s a y p e o p l e w ho t e n d t o p e r c e i v e t h i n g s n e g a t i v e ly n ee d t o u n d e r s t a n d t h e m s e l v e s a nd t h e i r r e ac t i o n s t o s t r e s s p r o v o k i ng s i t u a t i o n s b e tt e r T h e n t h e y ca n l ea rn t o m a n a g e s t r e ss m o r e s u cce ss f u ll y. S o m e o f t h e e f f ec t s o f s t r e ss o n y o ur b od y y o u r t h oug h t s a n d f e e li n g s a nd o n y o u r b e h a v i o r: E ff ec t o n yo u r b o dy : A t e n d e n c y to s w ea t B a c k p a i n C h e s t p a i n, C r a m p s o r m u s c l e s p a s m s E r ec t ile d y s f u n c t i o n F a i n t i n g s p e l l s, H ea d ac h e H ea r t d i s ea s e H y p e r t e ns i o n ( h i g h b l oo d p r e ss u r e ) L o ss of l i b i do L o w e r i m m un i t y a g a i n st d i s e a s e s M u s c u l a r a c h e s N a il b i t i ng N e r v ou s t w i t c h e s P i n s a nd n ee d l e s S l ee p i n g d i f f i c u l t i e s, t o m ach up s et E f f ec t o n y o u r t h o u g h t s a nd f ee l i n gs : A n g e r A nx i e t y B u r n o u t, D e p r e ss i o n F ee li n g o f i n s ec u r i t y, F o r g e t f u l n e ss Irr i t a b ili t y P r o b l em c o n ce n t r a t i n g R e s t l e ss n e ss, S a d n e ss F a t i gu e, E ff ec t o n yo u r b e h av i or : E a t i n g t oo m u c h E a t i ng t o o l i tt l e F o od c r a v i ng s, S u d d e n a n g r y ou t b u r s t s, D r ug a b u s e A l c o h o l a b u s e H i g h er t o b acc o c o n s u m p t i o n, S o c i al w i t h d r a w a l F r e qu e n t c r y i ng, R e l a t i o n s h i p p r o b l e ms W h a t a r e t h e c a u s e s o f S t r e ss? W e a ll r eac t d i f f e r e n t l y t o s t r e s s f ul s i t u a t i o n s W h a t o n e p e r s o n f i n ds s t r e ss f u l a n o t h e r m a y n o t a t a ll. A lm o s t a n y t h i n g c a n ca u s e s t r e s s a nd i t h a s d i f f e r e n t t r i gg e r s F o r s o me p e o p l e o n s o m e o cca s i o n s j u st t h i n k i n g a b o u t s o m e t h i n g o r s e v e r al s m a ll t h i n g s t h a t acc u m u l a t e can ca u s e s t r e ss. T h e m o s t c o mm o n c a u s e s o f s t r e ss a r e : B e r ea v e m e n t F a mil y p r o b l e m s, F i n a n c i a l ,L ac k o f t im e M o v i ng h o m e R e l a t i o n s h i p s ( i n c l ud i ng d i v o r c e) T h e f o l l o w i n g a r e a l s o c a u s e s of s t r e ss: A b o r t i o n B ec o m i n g a m o t h e r o r a f a t h e r C o n f li c t s i n t he w o r kp l ace D r i v i n g i n b a d t r a f f i c, F ea r o f c r im e L o s i n g y o u r j o b, M i s ca r r i a g e N o i s y n e i g hb o r s, O v e r c r o w d i ng P o l l u t i o n P r e g n a n c y, R e t i r e m e n t T o o m u c h n o i s e, U n ce r t a i n t y ( a w a i t i n g l a b o r a t o r y t e st r e s u l t s aca d e mi c e x a m r e s u l t s j ob i n t e r v i e w r e s u l t s e t c) I t i s p o s s i b l e t h a t a p e r s on f ee l s s t r e ss e d a n d n o c l ea r ca u s e is i d e n t i f i e d A f e e l i ng o f f r u s t r a t i o n, a n x i e t y a n d d e p r e s s i o n ca n m a ke s o m e p e o p l e f ee l s t r e ss e d m o re ea s il y t h a n o t h e r s. D i ag n o s i s o f s t r e ss A g oo d p r im a r y ca r e p h y s i c i a n ( GP G e n e r a l P r ac t i t i o n e r) s h o u l d b e a b le t o d i a g n o s e s t r e ss b a s e d o n t he p a t i e n t s s y m p t o m s a l o n e S o me d o c t o r s m a y w i s h t o r u n s o m e t e s t s, s u c h a s a b l oo d o r u r i n e o r a h ea l th a s s e ss m e n t. T h e d i a g n o s i s o f s t r e ss d e p e n d s on m a n y f ac t o r s a nd i s c o m p l e x s ay e x p e r t s A w i d e r a n g e o f a pp r o ac h es t o s t r e s s d i a g n o s i s h a v e b ee n u s ed b y h ea l t h ca r e p r o f e ss i o n a l s s u c h as t h e u s e o f qu e s t i o nn a i r e s b i o c h e mic a l m ea s u r e s a n d ph y s i o l o g i c al t e c h n i q u e s E xp e r t s a d d t h a t t he m a j o r i t y o f t h e s e m e t h o d s a re s u b j ec t t o e x p e r im e n t a l e rr o r a nd s h o u l d b e v i e w e d w i t h ca u t i o n T he m o s t p r ac t i ca b l e w a y t o d i a gn o se s t r e s s a n d i t s e ff ec t s o n a p e r s on i s t h r o ugh a c o m p r e h e n s i v e, s t r e s s o r i e n t e d f ace t o f ace i n t e rv i e w. H o w t o d e a l w i t h s t r e ss T h e r e a r e t h r ee b r o a d m e t h o d s y ou c a n f o l l o w t o t r e a t s t r e s s t h e y i n c l u de s e l f h e l p s e l f m a n a g e m e n t a nd m e d i c a t i o n. S e l f h e l p f o r t r e a t i n g s t r e ss E x e r c i se e x e r c i s e h a s b ee n p r o v en t o h a v e a b e n e f i c i a l e f f ec t o n a p e r s o n s m e n t a l a nd p h y s i ca l s t a t e. F o r m a n y p e o p l e e x e r c i s e i s a n e xt r e m e l y e f f ec t i v e s t r e ss b u s t e r. D i v i s i o n o f l a b or t r y t o d e l e g a te y ou r r e s p o n s i b il i t i e s a t w o r k o r s h a re t h e m I f y o u m a k e y o u r s e lf i n d i s p e n s a b l e t h e li k e li h oo d o f y o ur f e e li n g h i g h l y s t r e ss e d i s s i g n i f ica n t l y g r ea t e r. A ss e r t i v e n e ss d o n t s a y y e s to e v e r y t h i n g I f y o u c a n t do s o m e t h i n g w e l l o r i f s o m e t h i ng is n o t y o u r r e s po n s i b ili t y t r y t o s eek w a y s o f n o t a g r ee i n g t o d o t h e m. A l c o h o l a n d d r u gs a l c o h o l a nd d r ug s w ill n o t h e l p y o u m a n a g e y o ur s t r e ss b e tt e r E i t h e r s t o p c o n s u mi ng t h e m c o m p l e t e l y o r c u t d o w n. C a ff e i ne i f y o u r c o n s u m p t i o n of c o ff ee a n d o t h e r d r i n k s w h i ch c o n t a i n ca f f e i n e i s h i g h c u t d o w n. N u t r i t i on ea t p l e n t y o f f r u i t a nd v e g e t a b l e s. M a k e s u r e y o u h a v e a h ea l t h y a n d b a l a n ce d d i e t. T i me m a k e s u r e y o u s e t a s i de s o m e t im e eac h d a y j u s t f or y o u r s e l f U s e t h a t t im e t o o r g a n i ze y o u r li f e r e l a x a n d pu r s u e y o u r o wn i n t e r e s t s. B r e a t h i ng t h e r e a r e s o me e f f ec t i v e b r ea t h i n g t ec hn i qu e s w h i ch w ill s l o w d o w n y o u r s y s t e m a n d h e lp y o u r e l a x. T a lk t a l k t o y o u f a mi l y f r i e nd s, w o r k c o ll ea gu e s a n d y o u r b o ss. E x p r e ss y o u r t h o ug h t s a n d w o rr i e s. S ee k p r o f e s s i o n a l h e lp i f t he s t r e ss i s a f f e c t i n g t h e w a y y ou f un c t i o n ; g o a nd s e e y o u r d o c t o r. H e i g h t e n e d s t r e ss f o r p r o l o n g ed p e r i o d s ca n b e b a d f o r y o u r p h y s i cal a n d m e n t a l h ea l t h. R e l a x a t i o n t ec h n i q u es m e d i a t i o n m a s s a g e o r y o g a h a ve b ee n k n o w n t o g r ea t l y h e l p p e o p le w i t h s t r e ss. S t r e ss m a n ag e m e n t t ec hn i qu es S t r e ss m a n a g e m e n t ca n h e l p y ou t o e i t h e r r e m o v e o r c h a n g e t h e s ou r ce o f s t r e ss a l t e r t h e w a y y o u v i e w a s t r e ss f u l e v e n t l o w e r t h e im p ac t t h at s t r e ss mi g h t h a v e o n y o u r b o d y a nd t e a c h y o u a l t e r n a t i v e w a y s of c o p i n g S t r e ss m a n a g e m e n t t h e r a py w ill h a v e t h e o b j e c t i v e o f pu r s u i ng o n e o r m o r e o f t h e s e a pp r o ac h e s. S t r e ss m a n a g e m e n t t ec hn i qu e s can b e g a i n e d i f y o u r ea d s e l f h e l p b oo k s, o r a tt e n d a s t r e ss m a n a g e m e nt c o u r s e Y o u ca n a l s o s ee k t h e h e l p of a c ou n s e l o r o r p s y c h o t h e r a p i s t f or p e r s o n a l d e v e l op m e n t o r t h e r a py s e s s i o n s. M a n y t h e r a p i e s w h i c h h e l p y ou r e l a x s u c h a s a r o m a t h e r a p y or r e f l e x o l og y m a y h a v e a b e n e f i c i al e ff e c t. D o c t o r s w ill n o t u s u a ll y p r e s c r i be m e d i ca t i o n s f o r c o p i n g w i t h s t r e ss, u n l e ss t h e p a t i e n t h a s a n u n d e r l y i ng ill n e ss s u c h a s d e p r e ss i o n o r s o me t y p e o f a n x i e t y I f t h a t i s t h e c a s e, t h e d o c t o r i s ac t u a ll y t r ea t i n g a m e n t a l ill n e ss I n s u c h c a s e s, an a n t i d e p r e ss a n t m a y b e p r e s c r i b e d. B ea r i n mi n d t h a t t h e r e i s a r i s k t h at a ll t h e m e d i ca t i o n w ill d o i s m a s k t he s t r e ss r a t h e r t h a n h e l p y o u d ea l a nd c o p e w i t h i 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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P a ge 1 2 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S u n d a y A u g u s t 2 8 2 011 I ncr e ased T ension s at the Belize / Guate m ala bor d er will lead to a stale m ate in d iplo m atic relations between the two countr i es. B e li z e is a f o r m e r Br i t i sh c o l o n y t h a t i s s i t u a t e d in C e ntr a l A meri c a b etw e en t he co u ntrie s of M e xico Guate m ala and the southeastern coast of Honduras Th i s country was encountered by a British pirate Peter W allace who was on his way to Ja m aica when he had a s h i p w r e ck D u e t o t h e s h i p w r e ck he d isco v er e d lo g wo o d and ma h oga n y a n d t h e B r i t i sh decided to settle on the land to s h i p t h e s e i t e m s t o G r e at Brit a in in ma ss quan t ities I n the be g innin g of the settle m ent the S panish crown as k ed the British t o l e a v e b e c a u s e t h e y h ad obtained this land in the T reaty o f T o r d e si l l a s t h a t w a s s i g n ed b e t w e e n t h e i r c o u n t r y a nd Po r tu ga l in 1494 Th e Bri t ish r e f u se d t o le a v e t h e t e rr i t o ry an d g ra n ted i t cro w n co l ony status in 1862 I n 1964 Belize w a s g r a n t e d I n t e r n a l Se lf Go v ern m ent and then I ndepend e nc e o n S e ptembe r t h e 21 st 19 8 1. The British and the S panish dispute o v er the territory finally l e d t o t h e B a t t l e o f S a i nt Geor g e s Ca y on th e 10 th of Se p t e mb er 1 7 98 S in c e t h e n, t h e Sp a n i s h c r o w n l e f t t he Brit i sh settl e rs to re ma in on t h e l a n d W h e n th e Sp a n i sh colonies of L a t in Am erica and the Caribbean bro k e away from S p a i n i n t h e 1 8 2 3 t h ey a l l d e c l a r e d t h e m s e l v es independent nations A t that ti m e Guate m ala Honduras El Sa l v a d o r C o s t a R i c a a nd Nicara g ua were all one country k nown as the Central Am erican R e p u b l i c w h i c h l a s t e d f r om 182 3 -1841 with t he ca p ital located in Guate m ala cit y L ater on these countries that m ade up t h e re p u b l i c s t ar t e d t o h a v e t h e ir d iff e r e n c e s a n d s e v e r ed t h e i r t i es with Guate m al a which l ed to s e p a r a t e c o u n t ri e s i n C e n t r al Am erica toda y Guate m ala was now bo r n as a new n a tion in Cent r al Am eric a after 18 4 1 with disputed borders with the other territories due to the Captaincy General ad m inistration that was established under S pain. S ince 1859 the country of Guate m ala ha s been clai m ing Be l ize a s thei r ter r itory and h a s f ail e d t o r ec o g ni z e t he country as an independent and so ve rei g n n ation P rior t o the i n dep e nde n ce o f B eli z e t he B r i t is h go v e r n m e n t dr a f t ed s eve r a l p r o p o s a l s t o t ry and sol v e this dispute na m ely: The W ebster P roposal s The M a ri t i m e A re a s A ct a n d T he Hea d s of A g ree m e n t but they w e re al l re j ec t ed by th e Be l iz e an people S ince the independence of Belize in 1981 the g o v ernm ent of Belize has m ade se v eral atte m pts to resol v e this dispute w i t h G u a t ema l a b u t t o no a v ail Prior to the independence o f B e l i z e G u a t ema l a h ad threatened to use m ilitary force to r e ta k e Bel i ze on s e v eral occasions but due to the British for c es pre s ence in Belize they w e re u n ab l e t o ac h ie v e th e ir o b j e c t ive s U n f o r t u n a t e l y f or th e coun t ry o f Bel i ze s i nce t h e in d e p en d e n c e t h e Br i t i sh gov e r n m en t h a s si g ni f i c an t ly withdrawn their m ilitary forces and Belize is now v ulnerable to an attac k by Guate m ala. A lso there has been m ass m i g r a t i o n s o f n a t i v e M a ya In dia n s mov in g fr om G u ate m ala i n t o B e l i z e s t e r r i t o r y d u e to mi l i t a r y a t r o c it i e s c o m mi t t ed aga i n s t t h em dr u g t r aff i cke r s, squatters and cri m inals stealing l o g w o o d ma h oga n y a nd art i facts f ro m Be l izean s oil. T h e s e i n c i d e n t s a r e c a u s i ng increase tensio n s at the Belize Guate m alan border between the B e l i z e D e f e n s e F o r c e T he G u a t ema l a n M il i t a r y a n d t he c i v i l i a n s f r om G u a t e m a l a. Neither the Guate m alan A r m ed Forces or the Belize Defense Force ha v e the p ersonnel t o stop these incidents fro m occurrin g. P l u s d u e t o t h e s e r i e s of t e n s i o ns that ha v e occurred in the past, G u a t e m a l a a n d B e l i z e h ad s ign e d a n a g r e e m e n t in 2001 with the O rg anizat i on of A meri c an S tat e s ( O A S ) to l im i t t h e am o u n t o f s o ld i er s e a ch co u ntry can h a v e t o dec r ease the tension s at the borde r For the country of Belize the a m ount is ab o ut 1 000 t roop s and for Guate m ala abou t 25 000 troops. I n the yea r 20 0 8 G u ate m ala and B e l i z e s ign e d a no t h e r a gr e eme nt to sub m it the Guate m alan claim t o t h e I nt e rn a tio n al Co u rt of J u s t ic e ( I C J ) f o r f i n al resolu t ion after it h as been a p p r o v e d b y th e Le g i sl a t i ve bodies of both countries and the p e op l e i n a r ef e re n du m T he Legi s l a t i v e b o d i e s o f b o th countr i es ha v e appr o v ed the proposal but the referendu m is still pendin g. The Guate m alan g o v ernm en t is a w are of all o f the bo r der v io l ati o ns b ut h as n ot don e anyt h in g to stop t heir ci t izens fro m m i g r a tin g i nto Belize steal Belizean lo g wood, m a h o g a n y a r t i f a c t s a nd c o m mi t t i ng o t h e r b o r d er infractions on Belizean soil In international diplo m acy there is s o m e t h i n g c a l l e d B or d er B a i t i n g T h i s i s w h e n a cou n try i s aware of al l the ille g al acti v ities ta k in g place on its border but would do nothing because they want the incidents to escalate so that they can use i t f o r t h e j u s ti f i c a t i o n t o u se mi l i t a r y f o r c e aga i n s t t he n e i g h b o r i ng c o u n t r y T he gove r nme n t a n d p e o p l e of Belize m ust now question what i s G u a te m a l a s m o t i v e B a s e d on th e ir r ecor d of hu m a n ri g hts a b us e s a n d m i li t ar y t h r e at of in v asion towards Belize in the p a st t he y c a nno t b e t r ust e d. B e liz e m u st n ow s eek ot h er c o u n t r i e s t o c o m e t o t h e ir r e s c u e b y si g n i n g a D e f e n s e P a ct w i t h v i a b le c o u n tr i e s i n t he world. The British ha v e already left B e l i z e a n d h ave n o i n t e n t i o ns o f de f end i n g the co u ntr y af t er t h e i r t h r e e h u n d r e d a nd forty three years of exploitation and colonial rule W ith the disc ove r y o f o i l i n B e l iz e ma ny c o u n t r i e s i n t h e w o r l d h ave i n t e r e s t i n B e l i z e n o w. Gu a te ma la i s al s o de t er mi ned t h a t t h ey w i ll n o t r el i n q ui s h t h e ir clai m until they g et a part of the cou n try or so m eth i n g of value for it I f these tensions continue, it will lea d to a BDF sol d ier k illin g a Guate m alan citizen or soldier or a Guate m alan soldier k illin g a BDF soldier or citizen w h i c h c o u l d l e a d t o an u n c o n t r o l l a b l e s i t u a t i o n a t t he borde r Our g o v ern m ent cannot a f ford to wait until this situation reaches that cli m ax Guate m ala i s g o o d a t r e n e g i ng o n t he a g r e e m en t s t h ey h av e s ign ed a n d i t wi l l n o t b e diffic u lt f or t h em t o s e v e r e d i p l o m a t ic relations with Belize. By: W ellington C Ramos realizaron en la aldea S an Jos L a s F l o r e s C h i q u i b u l en Melchor de Mencos Petn. G a r c a q u i e n p e rma n e ce i n t e r n a d o e n e l H o s p i t al Re g ion a l de Poptn Petn, co m ent que el lunes en la tarde f u er o n in f ormad o s p o r u n os v ecinos que una patrulla m ilitar de Belice tena retenda a tres me n o r e s d e e d a d q u e se e n co n tr a b a n r ec o le c ta n d o l e a cerca de la lnea de adyacencia entre Guate m ala y Belice. C i n c o c a m p e s i n o s se diri g ie r on al lu g a r p ero unos 3 0 0 m e t r o s a n t e s d e h a c er c o n t a c to c o n la p a tr u l l a be l i c e a, l o s m i l i t a r es l o s r e c i b ie r o n a b a l a z o s e n d o n d e Ga r c a r e c i b i una herida de bala en la m ano izquierda. G arca y los o tros c u atro c a m p e s i n o s f u e r o n o b l i g a d os p o r l os m i l it a res be l ic e o s a h i n c a r s e y s u p l i c a r p o r la l i b e r a c i n d e l o s me n o r e s. C u a n d o l a p a t r u l l a se r e t i r a ba d e l a z o n a l o s m i l i t a r es s u p u e s t ame n t e d i s p a r a r on contra v arias v i v iendas. G o nz al o Palac ios au x iliar de p arta m enta l de l a Pro c urad u ra d e l o s D e r e c h o s H uma n o s, e x p l i c q u e a b r i e r o n un e x ped i ent e so b re l a a g res i n y l am ent que o c urran este t i p o d e h e ch o s c o nt r a l os g uate m altecos. S e trat de obtener la v ersin d e J u a n Carl os Sagas tu me super v isor de rea y de S e rg io Be n te z en c a rga do g ener a l d e la sede de la Org anizacin de E s ta d o s A mer i c a no s e n P et n, p e ro el pe r so n al d e l a o fi c in a d i jo que estaban en una co m isin. C o n ti n u e d F r o m P a g e 6 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 A u g u s t 28 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 W h a t i s l e u k e m i a? L e u k e m i a i s c a n c er t h a t s t a r t s in t h e t i s s u e t h a t f o r m s b l ood To u nd e r s t a n d ca n c e r i t h e l p s t o kn ow h o w n o r m a l b l oo d ce ll s f o r m. N o r m a l B l oo d C e lls M o s t b l oo d ce l l s d e v e l o p f r o m ce l ls i n t h e b o n e m a rr o w c a ll ed s t em ce l ls B o n e m a rr o w i s t h e s o ft m a t e r i a l i n t h e ce n t e r o f m o st b o n e s. S t e m ce ll s m a t u r e i n t o d i f f e r e nt k i n d s o f b l oo d ce ll s E ac h k i n d h as a s p ec i a l j o b: W h i t e b l o o d c e ll s h e l p f i g ht i n f ec t i o n T h e r e a r e s e v e r a l t y p es o f w h i t e b l oo d ce ll s. R e d b l oo d ce ll s ca rr y o x y g e n to t i ss u e s t h r o ug h o u t t h e b o d y. P l a t e l e t s h e l p f o r m b l ood c l o ts t h at c o n t r o l b l ee d i n g. W h i t e b l o o d c e ll s r e d b l o od ce ll s a n d p l a t e l e t s a r e m a d e f r om s t e m c e ll s a s t h e b o d y n e e ds t h e m W h e n ce ll s g r o w o l d o r g et d a m a g e d t h e y d i e a n d n e w ce lls t a k e t h e i r p l ace. A m y e l o i d s t e m ce ll m a t u r e s i n to a m y e l o i d b l a s t T h e b l a s t ca n f o rm a r e d b l oo d ce ll p l a t e l e t s o r o ne o f s e v e r a l t y p e s o f w h i t e b l o od ce ll s. A l y m ph o i d s t e m c e l l m a t u r es i n t o a l y m p h o i d b l a s t T h e b l a s t can f o r m o n e o f s e v e r a l t y p e s o f w h i te b l o o d c e ll s, s u c h a s B ce l l s o r T ce ll s. T h e w h i t e b l oo d ce ll s t h a t f o rm f r o m m y e l o i d b l a s t s a r e d i ff e r e nt f r o m t h e w h i t e b l o o d c e ll s t h a t f o rm f r o m l y m p h o i d b l a s t s. L e u k e m i a C e lls I n a p e r s o n w i t h l e uk e mi a t he b o n e m a r r o w m a k e s a b n o r m al w h i t e b l o od c e ll s T h e a b n o r m al ce ll s a r e l e uk e mi a ce ll s. U n li k e n o r m a l b l oo d ce ll s, l e uk e mi a ce ll s d o n t d i e w h e n t h ey s h o u l d T h e y m a y c r o w d o ut n o r m a l w h i t e b l oo d ce l l s r e d b l ood ce ll s a n d p l a t e l e t s T h i s m a k e s it h a r d f o r n o r m a l b l oo d ce ll s t o do t h e i r w o r k. T y p e s o f L e u k e m ia T h e t y p e s o f l e u k e m i a c a n be g r o up e d b a s e d o n h o w qu i c k l y t he d i s ea s e d e v e l o p s a n d g e t s w o r s e. L e u k e m i a i s e i t h e r c h r o n i c ( w h i ch u s u a ll y g e t s w o rs e s l o w l y ) o r ac u te ( w h i c h u s u a ll y g e t s w o r se q u i c k l y) : C h r o n i c l e u k e m ia E a r l y i n t h e d i s ea s e t he l e uk e mi a ce ll s ca n s t ill d o s o m e of t h e w o r k o f n o r m a l w h i t e b l o od c e l l s P e op l e m a y n o t h a v e a ny s y m p t o m s a t f i r s t D o c t o r s o f t en f i n d c h r o n i c l e uk e mi a du r i n g a r o ut i n e c h ec kup b e f o r e t h e r e a r e a ny s y m p t o m s. S l o w l y c h r o n i c l e u k e m ia g e t s w o r s e A s t h e n u m b e r of l e uk e m i a c e ll s i n t h e b l o od i n c r ea s e s p e o p l e g e t s y m p t o m s, s u c h a s s w o ll e n l y m ph n o d es or i n f ec t i o n s W h e n s y m p t o m s d o a pp ea r t h e y a r e u s u a ll y mil d a t f i r st a n d g e t w o r s e g r a du a ll y. A c u t e l e u k e m ia T h e l e uk e mi a ce ll s ca n t d o a ny o f t h e w o r k o f n o r m a l w h i t e b l ood ce ll s T h e n u m b e r o f l e uk e mi a ce lls i n c r ea s e s r a p i d l y A c u t e l e u k e mia u s u a ll y w o r s e n s qu i c k l y. T h e t y p e s o f l e uk e mi a a l s o can b e g r o up e d b a s e d o n t h e t y p e of w h i t e b l o od c e l l t h a t i s a ff e c t e d. L e u k e mi a c a n s t a r t i n l y m p h o id c e ll s o r m y e l o i d c e ll s. L e uk e m ia t h a t a ff ec t s l y m p h o i d c e ll s is ca ll e d l y m p h o i d l y m p h o c y t i c or l y m p h o b l a s t i c l e uk e m i a. L e u k e m i a t h a t a f f e c t s m y e l o id c e ll s i s c a ll e d m y e l o i d m y e l o ge n o u s o r m y e l o b l a s t i c l e uk e mi a. T h e r e a r e f o u r c o mm o n t y p es a n d u s u a ll y g r o w s s l o w l y a t f i r s t. I t a cc o u n t s f o r n ea r l y 5 00 0 n ew c a s e s o f l e u k e mi a e a c h y e a r It m a i n l y a f f e c t s a d u l t s. H a i r y c e ll l e u k e m ia i s a r a r e t y p e o f c h r o n ic l e uk e m i a. 3 A c u t e l y m ph o c y t i c ( l y m ph ob l a s t i c ) l e u k e m ia ( A L L) : A LL a ff e c t s l y m p h o i d c e l l s a n d g r o ws qu i c k l y I t acc o u n t s f o r m o r e t h an o f l e u k e m i a: 1 C h r o n i c l y m p h o c y t i c l e u k em ia ( C LL ) : C L L a f f ec t s l y m p h o id ce ll s a n d u s u a ll y g r o w s s l o w l y It ac c o u n t s f o r m o r e t h a n 15 000 n ew ca s e s o f l e uk e mi a eac h y ea r M o st o f t e n p e o p l e d i a gn o s e d w i t h t he d i s ea s e a r e o v e r a g e 55 I t a lm o st n e v e r a f f ec t s c h il d r e n. 2 C h r o n i c m y e l o i d l e u k e m ia ( C M L ) : C M L a f f ec t s m y e l o i d ce lls UDP s scandal-sheet just don t g et it in m y boo k : I a m not own e d by a nyone ; nati o nal i n t e re s t is a b o v e i nd i v i du a l or party interest; wron g is wron g; not because I do not a g ree with all you do m eans I a m a g ainst you I just do not a s cribe to party-fanaticis m because it g ets us nowhere. N o w o n t h e ma t t er o f t he decision of the CCJ I k now it is incu m bent on the Guardian to try and sa v e face and say such e r r o n e o u s a n d m i s l e a d i ng s t a t e m e nt s o n t he i s su e o f t he Ninth Am end m ent but as long as we r e m a i n a de m o cra t ic n a ti o n t he i r d e c ep t io n w i ll be un c o v e r ed. W ithout g oin g into the details of the r u lin g it i s su f f i cien t to just say to people read the Bill for yourself thin k critically for yourself and m a k e sense out of nons e nse. I f the present ad m inistration is n o t s e eki n g t o c h a nge o ur sys t e m of de m ocr a tic gov e rnance why would it write in the B i ll th e f o ll o wi ng w or d s: a l a w p as s ed by t he Na t io n al Assembly to alter a ny of the provisions of this Constitution which is passed in conformity w i t h t h i s s e c t i o n s h a l l n o t be open to challenge in any court of law on any grounds wha t soeve r . A n d i f th e ir in t en t i o n w as ne v er to see k to stop the courts fr om re vi ewin g uncon s titut i onal a m end m ents then why write it in s ection 69(9)? A nd i f the chan g es are only about nationa l iz a tio n w h y d id n t the y j u st refer to any law dealing with nationalization ? why lea v e the wordin g so wide to be all-enc o m p a s s i ng? P l u s t h e N i n th Am end m ent does not e v en use th e wo rd nat i ona l iz a tio n . T h e y g o t n ot a s l a p f r o m t h e C CJ b u t a k n o c ko u t p u n ch because unli k e what they want to foo l pe o ple int o be l ie vi n g t hat this amend m ent m a k es nationalization untou c hable the truth is that a basic principle of our c o ns t itu t io n al de m oc r ati c s y ste m is that no parliament can bind future parliament S i m p l y p ut a ny fu t ur e d u ly g o v ern m ent can also a m end the Constitution on the issue of the so-called nationalization. Furthe r the other deception is t h a t t h e r e i s n e e d t o s t op A shc r oft fro m accessi n g the courts and so cut out liti g ation b u t t h e t r u t h is t h e y e n j o y a ll t h e l it ig a t io n s o as to m a k e p ro f it for their own loyal law-firms and attorneys too. Fr o m m y end I speak out, w r i t e a n d p r e s e n t f r e e of co s t s i m ply p ut m y sil e nce cannot be bou g ht and the pol i t i c a l b u l l y i n g w i l l n o t d e t e r m e! T h a n k s f o r p u b l i s h i n g my le t te r. Respec t full y, Audrey Matura-Shepherd Attorne y -at-law P l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 14 C o n ti n u e d F r o m P a g e 4 B r i n g o ut y o u r f am i l y a nd f r i e nds a nd l e t th e m e n j o y o u r f i ne d i n i n g a s w e ll a s g am e r oo m, p l a y g r o und a nd i c e c r e am s h o p. W e h a v e s o m e th i n g f o r e v e r y o ne s o b r i n g o ut th e e n t i r e a nd e n j oy a c l e a n f r i e n d l y a nd s e c u re e n v i r o n m 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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P a ge 1 4 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S u n d a y A u g u s t 2 8 2 011 5 000 n e w ca s e s o f l e uk e mi a each y e a r A L L i s t h e m o s t c o m m o n t y pe o f l e uk e mi a i n y o u n g c h il d r e n It a l s o a f f ec t s a du l t s. 4 A c u t e m y e l o i d l e u k e m ia ( A M L) : A M L a f f ec t s m y e l o i d ce lls a n d g r o w s qu i c k l y I t acc o u n t s f or m o r e t h a n 13 000 n e w ca s e s o f l e uk e mi a eac h y ea r I t o cc u r s i n b o th a du l t s a n d c h il d r e n. S y m p t o ms L i k e a l l b l oo d c e l l s l e u k e m ia ce ll s t r a v e l t h r o ug h t h e b o d y T he s y m p t o m s o f l e uk e mi a d e p e n d on t h e n u m b e r o f l e uk e mi a ce ll s a nd w h e r e t h e s e c e l l s c o l l e c t i n t he b od y. P e o p l e w i t h c h r o n i c l e u k e m ia m a y n o t h a v e s y m p t o m s T h e d o ct o r m a y f i n d t h e d i s ea s e du r i n g a r o u t i n e b l oo d t e s t. P e o p l e w i t h a c u t e l e u k e mia u s u a ll y g o t o t h e i r d o c t o r b eca u se t h e y f e e l s i c k I f t h e b r a i n is a f f ec t e d t h e y m a y h a v e h ea d ac h e s, v o m i t i n g c o n f u s i o n l o s s o f m u s c le c o n t r o l o r s e i z u r e s L e uk e mi a a l so ca n a f f ec t o t h e r p a r t s o f t h e b o dy s u c h a s t h e d i g e s t i v e t r ac t k i d n e y s, l u n g s h ea r t o r t e s t e s. C o mm o n s y m p t o m s o f c h r o n i c or ac u t e l e uk e mi a m a y i n c l ud e: S w o ll e n l y m p h n o d e s t h at u s u a ll y do n t hu r t ( e s p e c i a lly l y m p h n od e s i n t h e n ec k o r a r mp it) F e v e rs o r n i g h t s w eat F r e qu e n t i n f ec t i o ns F ee li n g w ea k o r t i r ed B l ee d i n g a n d b r u i s i n g ea s i ly ( b l ee d i n g g u m s p u r p li s h pa t c h es i n t h e s k i n o r t i n y r e d s p o ts un d e r t h e s k i n) S w e ll i n g o r d i s c o m f o r t i n t he a b d o m e n (f r o m a s w o ll e n s p l een o r li ve r) W e i g h t l o ss f o r n o k n o w n r ea s on P a i n i n t h e b o n e s o r j o i n ts M o s t o f t e n t h e s e s y m p t o m s a re n o t du e t o ca n ce r A n i n f ec t i o n or o t h e r h e a l t h p r o b l e m s m a y a l so c a u s e t h e s e s y m p t o m s O n l y a d o c t o r ca n t e ll f o r s u r e. A n y o n e w i t h t h e s e s y m p t o ms s h o u l d t e l l t h e d o c t o r s o t h at p r o b l e m s c a n b e d i a gn o s e d a nd t r ea t e d a s ea r l y a s p o ss i b l e. D i ag n o s is D o c t o r s s o m e t im e s f i nd l e uk e mi a a f t e r a r o u t i n e b l oo d t e s t. I f y o u h a v e s y m p t o m s t h a t s ugg e st l e uk e mi a y ou r d o c t o r w ill t r y to f i n d o u t w h a t s c a u s i n g t he p r o b l e m s Y o u r d o c t o r m a y a sk a b ou t y o u r p e r s o n a l a nd f a m i ly m e d i ca l h i s t o r y. Y o u m a y h a v e o n e o r m o r e o f t he f o ll o w i n g t e s t s: P h y s i c a l e xam : Y o u r d o c t or c h ec k s f o r s w o l l e n l y m ph n o d e s, s p l ee n o r li v e r. B l oo d t e s ts : T h e l a b d o e s a c o m p l e t e b l ood c o unt t o c h ec k t h e n u m b e r o f w h i te b l oo d ce l l s r e d b l o o d c e l l s a nd p l a t e l e t s L e uk e mi a ca u s e s a v e ry h i g h l e v e l o f w h i t e b l oo d ce ll s It m a y a l s o ca u s e l o w l e v e l s of p l a t e l e t s a n d h e m og l ob in w h i c h is f o u n d i n s i d e r e d b l oo d ce ll s. B i o p sy : Y o u r do c t o r r e m o v es t i ss u e t o l o o k f o r c a n ce r ce l l s A b i op s y i s t h e o n l y s u r e w a y t o kn ow w h e t h e r l e uk e mi a ce ll s a r e i n y o ur b o n e m a rr o w B e f o r e t h e s a m p l e is t a k e n l o c a l a n e s t h e s i a i s u s e d to n u m b t h e a r ea T h i s h e l p s r e du ce t h e p a i n Y o u r d o c t o r r e m o v es s o m e b o n e m a r r o w f r o m y our h i p b o n e o r a n o t h e r l a r g e b o n e A p a t h o l o g i s t u s e s a m i c r o s c o p e to c h ec k t h e t i ss u e f o r l e uk e mi a ce ll s. T h e r e a r e t w o w a y s y o u r d o c t or c a n o b t a i n b o n e m a r r o w S o me p e o p l e w ill h a v e b o t h p r o ce du r es du r i n g t h e s a m e v i s i t: B o n e m a rr o w a s p i r a t i on : T he d o c t o r u s e s a t h i c k h o ll o w n ee d le t o r e m o v e s a m p l e s o f b o n e m a r r o w. B o n e m a r r o w b i o p sy : T he d o c t o r u s e s a v e r y t h i c k h o l l ow n ee d l e t o r e m o v e a s m a ll p i ece of b o n e a n d b o n e m a rr o w. O t h e r T e s ts T h e t e s t s t h a t y o u r d o c t o r o r d e rs f o r y o u d e p e n d o n y o u r s y m p t o ms a n d t y p e o f l e u k e m i a Y o u m ay h a v e o t h e r t e s t s: C y t og e n e t i cs T h e l a b l o o k s a t t he c h r o m o s o m e s o f ce l l s f r om s a m p l e s o f b l oo d b o n e m a rr o w or l y m p h n o d e s I f a b n o r m al c h r o m o s o m e s a r e f ou n d t he t e s t c a n s h o w w h a t t y p e of l e uk e mi a y o u h a v e F o r e x a m p l e, p e o p l e w i t h C M L h a v e an a b n o r m a l c h r o m o s o m e ca l l e d t he P h i l a d e l p h i a c h r o m o s o m e. Sp i n a l t ap Y o u r d o c t o r m a y r e m o v e s o m e of t h e c e r e b r o s p i n a l f l u id ( t h e f l u id t h a t f il l s t h e s pa ce s i n a n d a r o und t h e b r a i n a n d s p i n a l c o r d ). T h e do c t o r u s e s a l o ng t h in n e e d l e t o r e m o v e f l u i d f r o m t he l o w e r s p i n e T h e p r o ce du r e t a k es a b o u t 30 mi n u t e s a n d i s p e r f o r m ed w i t h l o ca l a n e s t h e s i a Y o u m u s t lie f l a t f o r s e v e r a l h o u r s a f t e r w a r d to k ee p f r o m g e tt i n g a h e ada c he T he l a b c h e c k s t h e f l u i d f o r l e uk e mia ce ll s o r o t h e r s i g n s o f p r o b l e m s. C h e s t x r ay A n x r a y c a n s h o w s w o l l en l y m p h n o d e s o r o t h e r s i gn s of d i s ea s e i n y o u r c h e s t. Y O U M A Y W AN T T O A SK Y O UR D O C T O R T H E SE Q U E S T I O N S B E F O RE H A V I N G A B O N E M ARR OW A S P I R A T I O N O R B I O P SY W ill y o u r e m o v e t h e s a m p l e of b o n e m a rr o w f r o m t h e h i p o r f r om a n o t h e r b o n e ? W h e r e w ill I g o f o r t h i s p r o cedu r e ? W h a t a r e t h e c h a n ce s o f i n f ec t i on o r b l ee d i n g a f t e r t h e p r o ce du r e ? H o w l o n g w i ll i t t a k e m e to r ec o v e r ? H o w s oo n w i l l I k n o w t he r e s u l t s? C o n ti n u e d F r o m P a g e 13 EMBASS Y O F THE UNITED S TA TES OF MEXICO Bel m op a n T hu rsd a y A u g u st 23 20 1 1: I n order to contribute to the i n t e r n a t i o n a l h um a n i t a r i a n e f f o rt t o a m e l i o r a t e t h e c r i s i s in S o m alia Djib o utian Ethi o pia and Kenya and in response to the e m e rg ency a ppeal of the UN and t he A frica n Union M e xican P r e s i d e n t F e l i p e C a l d e r on has a uthorized a contri b ution of U S $1 m ill i on in k eeping wi t h Mex i co s cons t ituti o nal p r in c i p le of c o op e ra t i o n f or d eve l o p m e n t a n d w i t h t he c o un t ry s h i st o ry of ass i st i ng countries fa c in g e m e rg ency si t uati o ns s uch a s th a t w h ich now a f fects the people of East A frica. Currentl y 12 4 m illion people ne e d e m e rg en c y fo o d ai d in East A frica includin g 2 m illion children under f i v e years of a g e. More than half of the a f fected p o pu l a t io n ( 7 5 m i l l i o n) is di s pla c ed and ov er c row d ing in the ca m p s an d the lack of b a s i c s er v i c es ha v e le d t o t he e m e r ge n c e o f c h o l e r a a nd m easles which ha v e a hi g h risk of turnin g into epide m ics. T h e M e x i ca n a i d w i l l be c h an n ele d t h ro u g h the W o r ld Food Pro g ra mm e (WFP) a UN a g ency that deli v ers food to peopl e who need e m e rg ency a s s i s t a n ce a f t e r na t u r a l d i s a s t e r s, wars or ci v il conflicts helping in this way to ensure their su rv i v a l. Mexico s c o ntribution was announced in Ro m e I taly by A m ba s s a d or Jor g e Chen, Mexico s Per m anent Represent a t i v e t o th e U N F o o d a nd Agr icu l tur e O r g ani z ati o n ( F A O) a n d t h e W F P a t th e fo l low up m eetin g on the Horn of A frica crisis. Mexico Opens a Ban k A ccount to Help Those Af fected by the Hu m anitarian Crisis in A frica 1 2 5 mi l l i o n p e o p le require hu m anitarian aid. Outbrea k s of m easles and cholera in the refu g ee ca m ps T o h e l p a m e l i o r a t e t he hu m anitarian crisis in S o m alia, D j ib o ut i E thi o pi a K en y a a nd U g and a t he For e i gn M i nis t ry h a s op e n e d a b a n k a c c ou n t in a g ree m ent with Fo m ento S ocial B a n a m e x A C f o r do n a t i o ns fro m Mexicans willin g to help t h o s e aff e c t e d b y t h e c r i s i s in East A frica. A c c ord i n g to t he U N H igh C ommi ss i on e r f or Re f u ge es (U N HCR ) a n a v e ra g e of ten children under fi v e years of a ge d i e e v ery day in t he S o m a l i r e fug ee ca m ps in the eastern re g ion of Ethiopia. The a g ency reports that m alnutrition and probable cases of m easles and cholera further a gg ra v ate the situation and will m a k e t h e h uma n i t a r i a n c r i s is worse. I ndi v iduals and institutions int e r e s t ed i n m a ki n g a d o n a t i on m ay do so throu g h this account: Ban k : Bana m ex Branch: Oficina Central 100 A ccount No 15 N ame : F ome n t o So c i al M o nd ay : D r a f t B ee r $3 00 T u e s d ay : L o c a l R u m $3 00 W e dn e s d ay : P a n t y R i pp e r $3 95 T hu r s d ay : Pi a C o l a d a $9 95 F r i d ay : M i c h e l a d a s $4 00 M e x i c a n & B e l i z e a n M e nu M o n d a y F r i d ay 5 t o 7 P .M M o n d a y s To F r i d a y s: R e g u l ar Ma r g ar i t a s: $ 6 .95 S t r a b e r r y Ma r g a r i t a s: $7 95 B l ue Ma r g ar i t a s : $8.95 We Are The Home Of MARGARITAS SPECIALS H A PP Y HO UR Bana m ex AC I n te r ba n k C la b e: 00 2 1 8 0 0 10 000 000 154 The d o nati o ns wi l l be deli ve red by Fo m ento S o c ial Bana m ex to th e UN W o rld F ood P r o g ra m and us e d fo r e m e r g ency aid f or t h ousa n ds o f S o m a l is f l eein g the c onfl i ct an d drou g ht i n thei r coun t r y, an d for citi z ens o f ot h er E a st Af rica n cou n trie s su f f e rin g fro m the fa m ine. 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Sund a y A u g u s t 28 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 26 A u g u st 20 1 1 Last upd ated at 09:54 G MT A n arson attac k on a casino in t h e n o rth e rn M exi c an c ity of Monterrey has k illed at least 53 people. S e v er a l g u n m en b urst i nto the buildin g in broad dayli g ht, dousin g it with fuel and setting it ali g ht. Am id the panic m any people were trapped and o v erco m e by smoke. O f f i cia l s s u spe c t o r g an i sed c r i me w a s b eh i nd t he at t ac k o ne of the deadliest since President Felipe Calder o n launched his c r ac k d own on t he car t els in Dece m ber 2006. I n a tweet Mr Calderon said t h e a t tack wa s a n a bh or r e nt act of ter ror a nd b ar b aris m t h a t r e q u i r e s a l l o f u s to pe r sev e re i n t h e f i ght aga i nst th e se u n scrup u lous crim i nal ban d s . E v e n b y t h e gr u e s ome st a ndard s of viole n ce in the areas of Mexico m ost a f fected b y d r u g r e l a t e d v i o l e n c e, T h u r s d a y s a t t a ck h a s no precedent I t t o o k place in broad d a y l i g h t a t t he he a r t o f M ex i c o s th i rd-l arg est cit y and was a im ed at innocent ci v ilians. Why did it happen Mexicans are as k in g the m sel v es I s it a r eve n ge a t t ac k pa r t o f a f e ud b e t w e e n r i v a l d r ug ga n g s ? A punish m ent for refusin g to pay an extortion fee? A way to instil fear in the people of Monterre y, a city that has descended into a spiral of v iolence? The answers are not clear yet. P re s i d en t F e l ip e C al d e r on b r a n d e d i t a n a c t o f t e r r o r , s t r o n g l a ngu a g e t h a t h as not been use d often by the gove r nme n t t o d e s c r i be M e x i c o s l o ngr un n i n g d r ug conflict. B u t f o r t h e p e o p l e of Mo n terr e y a c ity t hat o nly a few y e a r s ago u s e d t o e n j o y a reputation as one of the safest in La tin Am e r ica t er r or is a wor d that h as be c o m e al l too c ommo n r e ce n tl y e ve n mo re so after Thursday s attac k. Th e a tt a c k h ap p e n ed mi dafternoon when about 100 sta ff and cus t o m ers were in s ide the Casino Royale. The nu m ber of dead currently stand s at 53 bu t o f ficials warned that m ore bodies m ay be found i n t h e de b ri s A d o z e n p eo p le were injured. One sur v i v or said the g un m en bur s t in t hreate n ed the m and then sprayed so m e k ind of fuel which they set ali g ht. i t wa s c h ao s i n sid e Y ou couldn t see and the s moke was choking us Some peop l e didn t r e ac h t he ex i t an d f e l l j u st metres from the doo r , said one wo m an who g ot out. A nother person who m ana g ed t o e s c a p e s a i d t h e r e w as co m plete panic. W e all wanted to get out at the same time there was a lot of p ushing and we fell t o the f l oo r , a n oth e r wo m an t old Mexican m edia. I just heard explosions and ran to save my life. O f ficials s aid so m e p eople had hidden in toilets and o f fices w h en th e y h ear d e x pl o si o ns instead of tryin g to g et out and h a d s u f f o c a t e d a s smoke en g ulfed the buildin g. S ome r epo r ts su g ges t ed t he e m e r ge n c y e x i t s h a d b e en locked. T V i m a g es showed relati v es ou t sid e the cas i no d em an d ing infor m ation a b out their lo v ed ones. M y w i f e c a m e h e r e f o r a c e l e b r at i o n . s h e w as h a v i ng din n er wi t h her frien d s , o ne m an told Milenio T V. S tate A ttorney General Le on A d ria n d e la G ar z a said a drug cartel was belie v ed to be behind the attac k. Of fici a ls s ugg est e d th e fire m ay ha v e been in re p risal for failing t o p a y e x to r ti o n mone y t he Exce l sior news p aper rep o rted. H o m e to some of Me x ico s la rg est co m pa n ies Monterrey a n d th e s t a t e o f Nu e v o L e on ha v e seen risin g v iolence as the Z e t a s a n d G u l f c a r t e l s vi e f or control of tra f f ic k in g routes to the U S. The dru g g an g s a re also i n c r e a s i n g l y i n v o lve d in k idnappin g and extortion. R ea s on a b l y P r i ce d H ou s e & L ot FO R S A LE I n S a n I gn ac i o T o w n C ayo 607 3804 o r 802 2824 N e a r S a c r e d H e a r t C o ll e ge 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 a ge 1 6 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S u n d a y A u g u s t 2 8 2 011 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