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Sunday, November 11, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 Selvin Garcia, 18 The Accused, Cruz Castillo, 24SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Thursday, November 8, 2012: Good investigative work on the part of officers attached to the Crimes Investigations Branch at the San Ignacio police station has resulted in the recovery of several stolen items and the arrest and incarceration of a man who pled guilty as charged. Police investigation this week resulted in the recovery of several reported stolen items in two recent separate burglary cases. The first incident, Garath Gentle Belizean, security manager, of #11 Swamy Housing Area, San Ignacio, reported on Tuesday, October, 23, 2012 that his house was burglarized. The stolen items included a black LG brand DVD player valued at $150, a CCD brand camera valued at $375, a white Eclipse brand camera valued at $275, a black Quartz brand wrist watch valued at $250, a silver and gold Invicta brand wrist watch valued at $400, assorted power cords valued at $25, a black Belkin power supply valued at $120 and a power wrist bar valued at $30, all for the total value of $1,625.00. The investigation led, thirteen days later, on November 5, to a neighbor’s house located a mere two blocks away, where most of the reported stolen items were recovered all of which were positively identified by the complaint as being his property. The search also led to the discovery of an empty magazine for a 380 caliber pistol. Inside the house at the time was the homeowner and prime suspect, Cruz Please Turn To Page 2SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Thursday, November 8, 2012: As reports of arrest on burglary charges continue, San Ignacio police reports the arrest of a reputed burglar from Ontario Village who stands accused of burglarizing the home of a Santa Elena woman. Acting upon information received, on Thursday, October 25, 2012, San Ignacio police visited the Hillview Area, Santa Elena Town, home of Shasha Aguilar who reported to the police that her house was burglarized by two male persons. The investigation revealed that entry was gained by the removal of Please Turn To Page 15 Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio Get Ready To Sing Your Heart Out! Get Ready To Sing Your Heart Out! Get Ready To Sing Your Heart Out! Get Ready To Sing Your Heart Out! Get Ready To Sing Your Heart Out! Starting at 9:00 pm every Thursday Night Starting at 9:00 pm every Thursday Night Starting at 9:00 pm every Thursday Night Starting at 9:00 pm every Thursday Night Starting at 9:00 pm every Thursday Night Dance follows with DJ Diamond. Dance follows with DJ Diamond. Dance follows with DJ Diamond. Dance follows with DJ Diamond. Dance follows with DJ Diamond.Jarod “Steel Bob” Lamb, 25 “Steel Bob” Remanded Please Turn To Page 15SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Thursday, November 1, 2012: Two boys from Cristo Rey Village, Cayo, could very well spend Christmas and New Years in jail on remand on an aggravated burglary charge. Gary Tullock 66, retired US National, residing at Hill Bank Farm in Cristo Rey Village reported to San Ignacio police that at about 7:30 pm on Friday, October 26, 2012, two armed, masked male persons entered his house, through a back door, held him up and demanded money. The victim alleges that one of the male assailants was armed with a No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 334 Sunday, November 11, 2012 Price $1.00 STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*S TAR* *STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR8*8TAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR* STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR


Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, November 11, 2012 Prime Parcels Of Land For Sale In Santa Elena Town, Cayo For More Information Call: 667-7018 or 604-5434Castillo in the company of his wife Khandie Castillo Young They were both detained and transported to the police station in San Ignacio. While the Castillo’s were in detention, a second report was received by the police. In the second reported incident, Edwardo Waight accountant at Ka’ana Boutique Resort located between miles 69 and 70 on the George Price Highway between San Ignacio and Benque Viejo Town, reported that the accounts office at the resort was burglarized. In a statement to the police, Waight informed that the incident occurred over the weekend between Saturday, October 27 and Monday, October, 29, 2012. Police visited the scene and found the Head Manager’s office in a ransacked state with papers flung everywhere and with all the drawers The Empy Cash Pan And The Torched Safe Recovered In The Swamy Housing Area Of San Ignacio Town from the manager’s desk pulled out. The investigation revealed that entry was gained through a bathroom window leaving remnants of the window on the floor inside the office. The missing items included two metal safes valued at a combined $600. One of the safes is alleged to have contained approximately $7,000 dollars in cash along with two signed blank cheques while the other is said to have contained over 50 cheques made out to various vendors. Having cornered the cat with items reported stolen from Gentle’s house, Cruz Castillo was pressed on the Ka’ana report. With the wife also in custody, Cruz eventually volunteered to shed light on the Ka’ana incident. He led the police to a forest area near his house where the two metal safes were found in the bushes. One safe was found with signs of having been busted open while the other showed signs of having been torched open with remnants of burnt paper still inside. Both safes were transported to the San Ignacio police station where they were positively identified by Waight as being the ones that was once bolted to the wall inside his office at Ka’ana Boutique Resort. The investigation consequently led to the arrest of Cruz Castillo 24, Belizean laborer and the wife Khandie Young Castillo 20, Belizean housewife, on joint firearm charges for the empty magazine and two counts of handling stolen goods. The Castillo’s appeared in San Ignacio’s magistrate court on Thursday, November 8, where charges were read to them by substitute magistrate Dale Cayetano Cruz pled guilty to all charges. After accepting the facts of the case as presented by prosecutor George Gomez magistrate Cayetano proceed to sentence him to a concurrent five years imprisonment on the firearm charge and 6 months each for the two handling stolen goods charges for a total of five years imprisonment. All charges were withdrawn against the wife. From Front Page P.O. Box 621 # 107 George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo District Belize C.AWholesale & Retail We offer the best quality and prices on all your home furnishing needs!!! Visit us today and see our wide variety of stoves, beds, chest of drawers, mattresses, refrigerators, LCD TVs, fans, beach cruiser bicycles, dinning tables and so much more..... Tel: 824-3099 Cell: 652-0123 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Thursday, November 8, 2012: San Ignacio police is tonight holding onto the notorious Mark Anthony “Fifty Cents” Conorque the third individual wanted in connection with the October 12 attempt murder of Assistant Superintendent of Police, Amin “Sheriff” August which occurred in the policeman home village, Esperanza, Cayo. The police reports that Fifty Cents was arrested earlier this week by Orange Walk police on a robbery and firearm charge. He was allegedly taken to court in that northern municipality and was remanded to prison. Prior to be sent to prison however, Fifty Cents was transported for Orange Walk Town directly to San Ignacio where the police is said to be currently awaiting instructions for the office of the Director of Public The Accused, Mark Anthony “Fifty Cent” Conorque Prosecution of the charge, if any, will be pressed against him.


Sunday, November 11, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 October Issue Belize Host T welfth P ANCAP AGMNDACC Highlights Drug Week In Dangriga Belize hosted the Twelfth Annual General Meeting of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) from the 24-26 October 2012 at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City under the theme, “PANCAP Forging New Paths.” An Official Opening was held to welcome the visiting delegates on the evening of Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at the Old Belize. Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin presented brief remarks where he highlighted the present situation of HIV and AIDS in Belize and the progress that has been made by the Government of Belize and its various partners. Minister Marin also underscored the importance of sustainability of the partnership and commitment to ‘Forge new paths ’ among its members. The keynote address was delivered by the UN Assistant Secretary, Ms. Elizabeth Thompson. She emphasized in her opening speech that HIV and AIDS must be addressed and put on the forefront if poverty is to be eradicated. Other presenters included the Minister of Health of Jamaica, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer, Office of the Prime Minister, Ms. Audrey Wallace and the Director of PANCAP Coordinating Unit, Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland. A key highlight of the official opening was the conferral of three PANCAP Awards for outstanding contributions to the region’s response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Hon. Pablo Marin addressing the gathering The National Drug Abuse and Control Council (NDACC) in partnership with the Dangriga Town Council planned a week of events to observe Drug Week from 22-25 October, 2012. NDACC visited with various primary and secondary schools in Dangriga town where they conducted educational sessions on the harmful effects of drug abuse. The highlight of the week was a poster competition and a walkathon. Delille Academy came out victorious in the poster competition taking away all top three prizes with their depiction of a Drug Free Community through colorful artwork. The walkathon included the participation of Primary and High Schools that ended at the BTL Princess Park with a rally that featured dynamic speakers from NDACC, the Mental Health Unit and representatives of the Town Council of Dangriga. NDACC and the Ministry of Health held Drug Week activities in other parts of the country last month. They were held as part of the continuous commitment to highlight the dangers of drug abuse under the theme, “Achieving a Healthy well-being for Children and Adolescents, Staying Drug Free.” The Ministry of Health celebrated World Mental Health Day under the theme, “Depression: A Global Crisis” on October 10th with an official ceremony at the BTL Park in Belize City. During the short ceremony, opening remarks were done by Dr. Claudina Cayetano, Psychiatrist of the Mental Health Program and contributing remarks by Dr. Gerardo De Cosio of PAHO Belize. The awards went to Hon. Dr Leslie Ramsammy and Dr Sir Prince Ramsey who both received Awards of Excellence, while Dr Amalia del Riego a national of Dominica received the Award of Recognition. PANCAP is a regional partnership established by CARICOM Heads of Government in 2001 to respond to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean. The AGM also provides an annual forum for information sharing and networking among partners. guests and the media to continue to promote an open discussion on mental health so as to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with it. It is estimated that by 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of world disability and by 2030 it is expected to be the largest contributor to disease burden. The Ministry of Health encourages persons who may be W orld Mental Health Day 2012The Winning Poster The keynote address was delivered by the Deputy Director of Health Services, Dr. Marjorie Parks. She congratulated the Mental Health Program in their accomplishments over the past year and she also encouraged the invited suffering from Depression to seek help at our health centers. Depression, if untreated, can lead to danger to self and others, and also potentially, suicide. Ministry of Health, Belmopan 822-2325/2363


Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, November 11, 2012 BY Vilma Stewart President KNWA SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Monday, November 5, 2012: Like other parts of the community, the Kontiki Area of San Ignacio Town has had its share of crime the most prevelant of which is burglary. The community has been organizing Support The Kontiki Neighborhood Association Attend The Family Fun Day This Sunday itself to tackle the crime situation in their neighborhood. For this purpose the community has formed the “Kontiki Neighbourhood Watch Association”. In order to strenghten its efforts and at the same time to bring the community together, the Association will be holding a fundraising “Family Fun Fest” on Sunday, November 11, in the area near Marco Marin’s residence across from Ainslie Leslie’s house in the Kontiki Area. The general public is invited to attend the event and to support this noble and worthwhile cause. There will be lots of family games as well as food and drinks. Office Tel: 804-4900Cell: 626-8822 and 626-8841starnewspaper@gmail.comalbert.starnewspaper@gmail.com “The Newspaper that cares and dares to bring out the truth”Publisher: Nyani K. August Editor: Albert Nigel August#42 George Price Highway, Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize, CA Visit Us On Line @belizenews.com/thestar belizenorth.com/TheStar.htm www.guidetobelize.info/starBELIZE CITY, Wednesday, November 7, 2012: The Crime Control Council met today in Belize City and, after intense discussion, has given its concurrence with the Minister of National Security’s decision to declare ‘special areas’ in accordance with Section 12(1) of the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act. The meeting was attended by all members of the Crime Control Council as listed or appointed under Section 25(1) of the Act, except for a Justice of the Supreme Court and a Representative from the Ministry of Human Development. Members present included the Chairman of the Crime Control Council, a representative of the Opposition, the CEO from the Ministry of National Security, the Commissioner of Police, The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) The Chief Magistrate, representatives from the Solicitor General’s Office, The Council of Churches, the Bar Association, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) and the Women’s Issues Network of Belize (WIN Belize) The first set of special ‘special areas’ to be declared by the Minister of National Security will soon be published in the Belize Gazette, as required by the Law. This order will now afford the residents of these particular areas, in conjunction with law enforcement agencies, to take back control of their communities from the hands of the criminal elements. It is hoped that this will also help to strengthen the overall partnership and cooperation between the public and the law enforcement agencies as we continue working together towards restoring safety and security throughout our communities.


Sunday, November 11, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 Haiti Appeals For International Help After Storm Haiti Appeals For International Help After Storm Haiti Appeals For International Help After Storm Haiti Appeals For International Help After Storm Haiti Appeals For International Help After Storm The Haitian government has renewed calls for international emergency aid to help the country deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. There are fears of food shortages after the hurricane, which hit on 24 October, damaged many crops in southern Haiti. Aid workers and officials are also on alert for an increase in cholera cases in the wake of widespread flooding. More than 50 people were killed in Haiti, which is still struggling to recover from the 2010 earthquake. Thousands of people are still living in makeshift shelters more than two years on from the devastating quake. The office of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe made the renewed appeal for help on Sunday. There is concern that unsanitary conditions could led to an increase in cholera cases. More than 7,500 people have died in the cholera epidemic in Haiti since late 2010. Hundreds of new cases are still being registered every week. Cuba clean-up Although Hurricane Sandy just clipped Haiti on its way northwards, its heavy rains and strong winds destroyed more than 70% of crops in the south of the country. Jamaica also saw damage to agriculture and infrastructure Food insecurity, particularly in this part of Haiti, was already a major concern. In Cuba, where 11 people died and there was extensive damage to crops, a huge clean-up is continuing. Hundreds of electricians are working to restore power in the east of the country. Cuban President Raul Castro, who has been visiting the region, has described the country's second city, Santiago, as looking like a bomb site. Aid has arrived form Russia, Venezuela and Bolivia, with more due from Ecuador. CELL: 610-3503 or 627-9966 TEL: 824-4971 SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE Christmas is getting close, be sure to shop at Shopper’s Choice for that special gift. We specialize in : Cosmetics, Cell Phones, Electronics, Stoves, LCD Tvs, MP3 Players, Beds, Mattress, Motorcyles, Furniture such as Wardrobes, Chest of Drawers and Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Appliances, Ladies Footwear and so much more....... Best Service, Best Prices, Always, Hudson St. S.I Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that Betty Torres Requena is applying for a MALT & CIDER liquor license for the year 2012 to operate HILLTOP BAR located in United Ville Village in the Cayo District. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICES 7.4 Earthquake Rocks GuatemalaGUATEMALA CITY, Wednesday, November 7, 2012: A 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck off Guatemala's Pacific coast, reportedly killing at least eight. Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina declared a national alert and advised people in affected areas to evacuate tall buildings as a precaution. Officials said roads had been buried in landslides, and it would take 24 hours to fully restore links to the region. Frightened people fled from offices and homes around the region, as buildings shook from Mexico City to San Salvador. Quake officials said the tremor hit at about 10:35 local time (1635 GMT) about 23km (15 miles) from the coastal town of Champerico. Firefighters said a school had collapsed in San Marcos region, near Sec 73 of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act. Chp. 91 of the Laws of Belize Winston Dawson Registered Process Server Maintenance Civil & Criminal Cases Lodging and Serving of Summons Execution of Processes before and after judgement 3rd St. San Ignacio Town Phone: 824-2562 Cell: 667-9646 Working Hours: Monday to Sunday 8:00 am Until the border with Mexico. The firefighters later said at least eight people had been killed, though it was not clear if it was related to the school collapse. Secretary Vanessa Castillo who was moved from her Guatemala City office, told Reuters news agency: "It was really big, I felt quite nauseous." The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement there was no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami. But it added: "Earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometres of the earthquake epicentre." The region is often hit by quakes, which have periodically caused major damage and sparked mudslides. SALE. SALE. SALEAll week long with Special Discounts on Fridays & Saturdays


Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, November 11, 2012 President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. America's first black president secured more than the 270 votes in the electoral college needed to win. In his victory speech before supporters in Chicago, Mr. Obama said he would talk to Mr. Romney about "where we can work together to move this country forward". Mr Obama prevailed despite lingering dissatisfaction with the economy and a hard-fought challenge by Mr. Romney. His Democrats also retained their majority in the Senate, which they have held since 2007. The Republicans kept control of the House of Representatives, which analysts say will likely result in more of the gridlock that characterised Mr Obama's first term, with the House and the president at loggerheads on most legislation. In his address, the president challenged his opponents, asking them to work with him. With only Florida's 29 electoral votes still undecided, Mr Obama won Barac Barac Barac Barac Barac k Obama R k Obama R k Obama R k Obama R k Obama R e-elect e-elect e-elect e-elect e-elect ed ed ed ed ed 303 electoral votes to Mr Romney's 206. The popular vote, which is symbolically and politically important but not decisive in the race, remains very close. 'One nation' speech President Obama congratulated Mitt Romney and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan on their hard-fought campaign. "We have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come," he said. Mr Obama said he was returning to the White House "more determined, and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do, and the future that lies ahead". He pledged to work with Republican leaders in Congress to reduce the government's budget deficit, fix the tax code and reform the immigration system. "We are an American family and we rise and fall together as one nation," he said. In Boston, where his campaign was based, Mr Romney congratulated the president and said he and Mr Ryan had "left everything on the field" and had given their all in the campaign. Referring to the struggling economy, Mr Romney said now was not the time for "partisan bickering and political posturing" and that Republicans and Democrats must "put people before politics". "I so wish that I had been able to fulfil your hopes to lead the country in a different direction but the nation chose another leader and so I join with you to earnestly pray for [Mr Obama] and for this great nation," he said. Under the US constitution, each state is given a number of electoral votes in rough proportion to its population. The candidate who wins 270 electoral votes by prevailing in the mostly winner-takes-all state contests becomes president. 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If Congress grants its approval, Puerto Ricans would have the right to vote in all US elections, but would also have to pay federal taxes, something at present they are excused from. The island came under US control in 1898 when Spain lost the island at the end of the Spanish-American war. Ties were strengthened in 1917 when Puerto Ricans became US citizens and were allowed to serve in the military. 'No other option' There are now almost a million more Puerto Ricans in the US than on the island. Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor singer Jennifer Lopez and the former jazz musician Tito Puente are all of Puerto Rican descent, though all three were born in New York. Ties between the island and the mainland are strong and many on the island considered it inevitable that a full union be requested. A young voter in the capital San Juan, Jerome Lefebre, said: "Puerto Rico has to be a state. There is no other option. "We're doing okay, but we could do better. We would receive more benefits, a lot more financial help." But that opinion was rejected by Ramon Lopez de Azua : "Puerto Rico's problem is not its political status."I think that the United States is the best country in the world, but I am Puerto Rican first." The island has been hit hard by the current recession it has debts of $68bn (£42bn) and unemployment is more than 13%. President Barack Obama, who visited the island last year, has said he We AMS To Please will respect the will of Puerto Ricans if there is a clear majority. Any change would require approval by the US Congress, but no territory has ever been denied a petition for admission to the States.


Sunday, November 11, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 What are you afraid of? Is it contact with other people? It's as if an invisible rope were holding you back from getting close to people, or worse, pulling you back. What's this about? You are going through a period that is closely linked to your past. A failed relationship still haunts you and casts its shadow on the current one. Get rid of the skeletons in your closet! Lucky numbers: 16, 39, 56. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 It is very possible that you will want to take a step back this week in order to take a closer look at your relationships. Your address book is full of names. Your phone rings off the hook. You receive tons of texts and emails every day. Yet isn't it funny that you feel alone? It's time to get rid of the superficial relationships and concentrate on those that really mean something to you. Lucky numbers: 10, 33, 71. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 If you feel you have been looking to the past lately, it's in order to liberate yourself from it. You may feel like revisiting your childhood or rekindling certain relationships with old friends. But the planets are making you a bit too romantic, and the reality of things will disappoint you. Looking backward isn't the best way to move toward the future. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be! Lucky numbers: 03, 25, 49. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 Sometimes your relationships are like magnets. When you want to get close, the other person tries to get away from you. When you take a step back, he or she runs back into your life. Human nature is complex. Right now you are probably taking a step back, although you haven't given up completely. This rest will give you time to think about which side of you is Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers the most magnetic. Lucky numbers: 29, 43, 86. LEO: July 24 to August 21 You are entering a period of doubt, especially about your love life. You like your relationships and feelings to be clear. You may think a lot about your relationships over the next few days. Are you sure you have chosen the right person? Are his or her feelings sincere? Could you live without this person? The next two months will bring you the answers. Don't forget, no one is perfect. Lucky numbers: 12, 37, 95. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 For a month you may have had problems communicating with the people close to you. This is nothing to worry about, yet it might make you feel off balance. This is a great week to settle conflicts from the last month or make your feelings clear to other people. Don't be afraid to play "truth or dare." Honesty is the best policy. Dare them to be honest with you. Lucky numbers: 09, 60, 77. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 You have a tendency to live your life vicariously through your partner. 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After surmounting these kinds of obstacles yourself, and watching others struggle with them, you have decided that it is time to do away with them once and for all. Just be careful to respect the private lives of the people close to you. Not everyone is as open-minded as you are! Lucky numbers: 41, 65, 98. AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 Aquarius, the people around you sometimes have a hard time understanding where you are going. You are living in an imaginary world that has little to do with reality. If you decide to stay home and lie around the house, you will have no problems. If you have to go to work, be clear as possible with others. If you don't, your proposals could fall on deaf ears. Lucky numbers: 14, 50, 69. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 You may have doubts over the next few days. Don't make any important decisions about your future during this relatively unproductive period. 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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, November 11, 2012KARL HEUSNER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL REMINDS THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF RE-INTRODUCTION OF FEES ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTEffective November 1, 2012: The Board of Governors & Management of Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital advises the general public of the reintroduction of the ten dollar ($10.00) fee for non-urgent visits to the Accident and Emergency Unit and a $5.00 Administrative fee along with the regular $1.00 per medication for pharmacy services. Patients are encouraged to visit their nearest health care facility if they have the following complaints: common cough & colds, flu like symptoms, headache, itching, sore throat, minor scratches & bruises. Another Ticket For The Drunken Driver Who Is There Amoung Us That Questions The Powers Of The Almighty A driver is stopped by a police officer. The driver asks, "What seems to be the problem officer?" "You were going at least 75 in a 55 zone." "No sir, I was going 65." Wife: "Oh, Harry don’t lie to the officer. You know you were going 80." (The man gives his wife a dirty look.) Officer: "I'm also going to give you a ticket for your broken tail light." Man: "Broken tail light? I didn't know about a broken tail light!" Wife: "Oh Harry, you've known about that tail light for weeks." (The man gives his wife another dirty look.) Officer: "I'm also going to give you a citation for not wearing your seatbelt." Man: "Oh I just took it off when you were walking up to the car." Wife: "Oh Harry, you never wear your seatbelt." The man turns to his wife and yells, "SHUT YOUR MOUTH!" The Officer turns to the woman and asks, "Ma'am, does your husband talk to you this way all the time?" The wife says, No, only when he's drunk." After his legs had been broken in an accident, Henry Jones sued the insurance company for damages, claiming that he was crippled and would have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Although several doctors for the insurance company testified that his bones had healed properly and that he was fully capable of walking, the judge decided for the plaintiff and awarded him 3.5 million dollars in compensation. When he was wheeled into the insurance company office to collect his check, Jones was confronted by several executives. "You're not getting away with this, Jones, one said. "We're going to watch you day and night. If you take a single step, you'll not only repay the damages but stand trial for Mrs. Lopez sent her husband to the market last Saturday morning with specific instructions to buy only ORGANIC vegetables. Mr. Lopez went to all the vegetable stalls and just couldn't find any organic vegetables. So he grabbed a handful of tomatoes at one of the stall, placed it on the scale and said to the vendor, "These vegetables are for my wife. Have they been sprayed with any poisonous chemicals?" The vendor looked at him and said, "No. You'll have to do that yourself." Misunderstood By The Vendor Passport and Drivers License Photos Our sales assistants are always ready and willing to help.#6 Hudson Street, San Ignacio Tel: 824-2101 10 Set Workout DVDS Computer Speakers perjury. Here's the money. What do you intend to do with it?" "I will be attending church for a few months with my wife and then we are going south to visit a sister church in a country in Central America known as Belize, where gentlemen, since you said you will be following, you'll see for yourselves the powers of the Almighty as he pulls off one hell of a miracle!" PUBLIC NOTICE “Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital...The People’s Hospital… On the cutting edge of ADVANCED tertiary Care”


Sunday, November 11, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 V A CANCY I. Duties The Engineer/Procurement Specialist (EPS) will be responsible for providing comprehensive engineering and procurement services to the Project. In order to carry out the responsibilities stipulated in these terms of reference. The EPS will be supported by two Technical Specialists who will be dedicated full-time to this project. The EPS shall assist with the preparation of the TOR fo r the Technical Specialists. The Engineer/Procurement Specialist shall assist with the revision of engineering drawings and documents as may be required by the PMU. He or she will be required to do field visits of all works and activities to verify that the level of effort performe d corresponds to that of the effort contracted. The Engineer/Procurement Specialist will plan, prepare for and carry out all procurement activities for the PMU. He/She will attend and participate in all procurement training exercise and workshops which are made available during his or her contract period II. T erms of Refer ence The full terms of reference and duties area available on BWSL’s web site; www.bws.bz III. Expression of Interest All interested persons can send their letter of interest accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae no later than Monday Decemb er 10th, 2012 at 2:00pm to:HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER. Belize Water Services Limited #7 Central American Boulevard Belize City Ref: Placencia Project Engineer/ Procurement Specialist Vacancy Or e-mail IWSPPP.PMU@bwsl.com.bz IV. Remuneration Salary will be negotiated and will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Salary will be paid twice per month. Project Name: Integrated W ater and Sanitation Pr ogramme for the Placencia Peninsula Loan Contract No. : 2486/OC-BL Project No.: BL-L1015 Background The Government of Belize and Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL), with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB, the “Bank”) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) are implementing a sanitation project on the Placencia Peninsula. The BWSL is the Executing Agency for the Project, through a Project Management Unit (PMU) headed by a Project Manager, supported by an Engineer/Procurement Specialist, two technical specialists, and an administrative assistant with financial management support from BWSL. Project Information Additional information about the project may be obtained from the following website: http://www5.iadb.org/idbppi/aspx/ppProcurement.aspx?pLanguage=ENGLISH POSITIONS OBJECTIVES MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEngineer/Procurement Specialist Provide engineering and procurement services for the design and construction of a wastewater system in Placencia. 1. Bachelor degree in civil engineering. 2. Registered as a professional engineer with a recognised body or extended experience. 3. At least five years experience providing technical and civil engineering services. 4. Fluency in written English The Accused, Martin Velasquez, 38 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Thursday, November 1, 2012: A tour guide from the village of Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo was today remanded to the central prison in Hattieville as he stands accused of burglarizing a house, under his care, in his home village. San Ignacio police reports that on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Skip Billings 60, retired US police officer presently residing on Bishop Desmond Street in San Ignacio town reported that at around 7:30 pm on the material day, when he visited the home of Connie Stafford left in the care of Martin Velasquez situated in Bullet Tree Falls he found that the house was burglarized. Billings reported to police that the stolen items included a gold necklace and gold nugget both valued at $3,000 along with a Dewalt brand vacuum cleaner valued at $250. The investigation led to the detention of the caretaker, Martin Velasquez, 38, Belizean tour guide residing in Bullet Tree Falls, who reportedly led the police to a pawn shop on Benque Viejo Road in San Ignacio where he allegedly pawned the chain and the nugget for $200. The pawnbroker reportedly handed over the gold nugget but was unable to do the same with the chain alleging that it had already been sold. While the police are not providing additional information, this allegation seems rather strange as pawned items are usually held for a few months before being sold and would only be sold when the person who pawned it could not pay for its recovery. Velasquez was subsequently arrested and charged for theft. He was remanded to prison by magistrate Narda Morgan when he appeared in court on Thursday, November 1, 2012, and pled not guilty to the charge. Prosecutor George Gomez objected to the granting of bail resulting in the accused being remanded to jail. The case was adjourned until Thursday, December 27, 2012. Mobile Pressure Wash Services Our Services Includes: Patios Walkways Home Interior and Exterior We work at your Convenience Day or NightBy Appointments only: Call: 607-4450 or 625-7438 E-mail: erdulfo-j@hotmail.comFully Furnished Home For RentLocated in Yo Creek Village, only five miles away from Orange Walk Town on a paved road, Price Includes ALL utilities. 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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, November 11, 2012 The great Belizean writer and story teller, John Alexander Watler has done it again with his latest novel, The Bomba Codex In this, his latest masterpiece, Watler weaves an intriguing plot and in so doing he holds the reader’s attention as he connects the pieces of the puzzle spanning the jungle of central Belize to the metropolitan streets and high life in America returning to offshore destinations in Belize where it all comes to a head. His accounts of the events seem real as Watler merges the characters and their activities with the illegal trading in drugs and Mayan artifacts spanning locations known to the Belizean reader. The writer’s skill makes this reader frequently stop and wonder: “Is this a real life experience of the writer?” The Bomba Codex captivates and holds the reader’s attention from the very first page right up to the last. As Belizeans we should all be proud of the works of this truly talented Belizean writer. The Bomba Codex should be a “must read” in all secondary schools in Belize serving as motivation for Belizean students as evidence of the heights to which one of our very own can reach in the world of writing. The 432 page book is published by VIAVISION Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, USA, in conjunction with Developmental Editor Karl E. Villanueva. Ask for The Bomba Codex at your favorite book store. The Author The BookMonday: Draft Beer $3.00 Tuesday: Local Rum $3.00 Wednesday: Panty Ripper $3.95 Mondays to Fridays:Regular Margaritas: $6.95Straberry Margaritas: $7.95Blue Margaritas: $8.9524 Crenshaw St. San Ignacio Tel: 824 -2730 Mexican and Belizean Menu The Home OfMARGARITAS SPECIALS Monday thru Friday We are located off Joseph Andrews Drive, near the Falcon Field in San Ignacio Town. Call us at 824-2076 or 610-0408. E-mail: cleanmasterbz@yahoo.comWash, Vaccum, Armoral & Engine WashAs Well As Pressure Washing Outside of Houses Visit us for breakfast on Sundays!!! Hundreds of rescuers are sifting debris of wrecked towns for survivors of Wednesday's earthquake in Guatemala. The 7.4-magnitude tremor, the most powerful to hit Guatemala since 1976, left at least 52 people dead, many more injured and thousands without power. President Otto Perez Molina told the BBC that 22 people were still missing and as many as 10,000 houses may have been rendered uninhabitable. Most of the damage was in San Marcos region, near the border with Mexico. The president, who visited the affected area on Wednesday, declared three days of mourning. He told BBC Mundo that rescuers were continuing to search through the rubble. "We have identified the places where [survivors] could be, and rescue units are working there," he said. The mountainous town of San Marcos and the surrounding area was hit particularly hard, with 40 people confirmed dead. Many residents spent the night outside, huddled under blankets and afraid to go back into their homes. The only building left with electricity in the area was the hospital, which was packed with the injured and their families. In San Cristobal Cucho, a village 3 miles from San Marcos, 10 members of the same family were killed when their house collapsed. "The whole village is in mourning because an entire family was taken by God's nature. What can we do," said local mayor Pedro Cardona. The other fatalities were in the neighbouring region of quetzaltenango. About 2,000 soldiers joined hundreds of rescuers in a bid to find any possible survivors on Thursday. "We started rescue work very early," said Julio Cesar Fuentes of the municipal fire department. "The objective is our hope to find people who were buried." Late on Wednesday, the energy ministry said about 73,000 people were left without electricity. Roads had been deluged by landslides and most regions of the country reported some damage as a result of the quake. Powerful aftershocks continued to hit the area throughout the night. The original tremor hit 23km off Guatemala's Pacific coast on Wednesday at about 10:35 local time The shudders sent people fleeing from buildings in El Salvador to the south, and as far north as Mexico City. Officials said it was the worst earthquake to strike Guatemala since 1976, when a 7.5-magnitude tremor caused the deaths of about 25,000 people. Hundreds Of Rescuers Search Wreck In Guatemala For Earthquake Survivors Now offering Professional Building Maintenance ServicesNew Tires We are your best choice for Plumbing & Electrical Building Maintenance Services. 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Sunday, November 11, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 SANTA ELENA TOWN, Cayo, Friday, November 9, 2012: A new “superstore” in the true sense of the word, is coming soon to the west. Coming Soon Santiago Castillo Store The building, being the home of the latest addition to the Santiago Castillo chain, is rapidly nearing completion on Eve Street in Santa Elena Town. While we are yet to interview the mastermind behind this latest accomplishment, Hon. Santino Castillo Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, we venture to predict, by its well known reputation, that the store is bringing new hope to the people of San Ignacio, Santa Elena and surrounding communities. For sure there is expected to be a widening of choices in the variety of merchandize that will be made available to consumers, and if the company continues to spread its “Bottom Dollar” philosophy, consumers can expect better prices. This development should force existing retailers to adjust prices downwards or lose business to this giant in the wholesale and retail business. As works on the compound and the building continues, the community is anxiously awaiting the opening of the doors of this new franchise in the food and general merchandise business. The San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town Council is now accepting applications for a Restaurant Lease in the Cayo Welcome Center Anchor Building. The lease space is comprised of 800 interior SF and + 500 SF of covered deck. All applications should include the following: A brief business plan with concept and theme for Restaurant Summarized Marketing Plan Hours and Schedule of Operations (all days of the week are required) Financial commitment to all Furniture Fixtures & Equipment (interior space is shell only) Staff Plan and CV of all key personnel if in place Food Handling License and accreditations etc for key personnel, if in place Legal documentation of company or registered business Bank ReferenceTEGUCIGALPA,Honduras, Wednesday, November 7, 2012: Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. Dean Barrow arrived today inTegucigalpa accompanied by his wife, Kim Simpliss Barrow and an accompanying delegation in order to hold talks about various bilateral topics and sign three agreements in the areas of tourism, health and cooperation. Prime Minister Barrow was received at the Hernn Acosta Mejia Air Base, by the Presidential Designate Victor Hugo Barnica and the Vice Chancellor Mireya Aguero de Corrales where he addressed the press to express a few words of thanks for the reception; “Its a great pleasure to be in Honduras in order to forge and further strenghten our friendship, ties that have traditionally existed between our two countries. In Belize we have Honduran residents and we gladly welcome them to our country.” The Belizean Ambassador to Honduras, Alfredo Martinez, said that “Its a historic visit reciprocal to the visit made by President Porfirio Lobo Sosa in August of 2012, to talk about a range of PM Dean Barrow In Honduras(L-R) Ambassador Alfredo Martinez, PM Dean Barrow, President Designate Victor Hugo Barnicia, First Lady Kim Simplis Barrow bilateral topics which are of relevance to the neighbouring countries since they share a maritime border, discuss SICA topics, especially the Security Strategy for Central America, the problems being faced by Honduras and Belize by the drug trade, exchange of topics in the areas of tourism, security, cooperation, health and education.” For her part Vice Chancellor Mireya Aguero de Corrales pointed out that the visit will revitalize the relations between both countries since it will allow for a wide agenda of migration topics, the transfer of Honduran inmates in Belizean prisons back to Honduras, and the migration of manual labour. Eventually Prime Minister Barrow will be taken to the Presidental Residence where he will be received by President Porfirio Lobo Sosa and Chancellor Arturo Corrales followed immediately by a forum, in which delegations from both countries will participate. A working luncheon took place today and agreements on cooperation, tourism and health were signed. A Joint Declaration and a Press Conference followed. The Belizean delegation is made up of Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Wilfred Elrington ; his Chief Executive Officer, Alexis Rosado ; Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hon. Manuel Heredia Chief Executive Officer in the Office of the Prime Minister, Audrey Wallace ; Belize’s Ambassador to Honduras Alfredo Martinez ; Counsellor-Minister (Embassy of Belize in Guatemala), Margaret Juan and the Honorary Consul in Honduras, Richard Vinelli. All applications should be submitted to the San Ignacio and Santa Elena Town Council no later than 2pm, November 12th, 2012. RESTAURANT LEASE OPPORTUNITY


Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, November 11, 2012 Sec 73 of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, Chp. 91 of the Laws of Belize Michael R. Flowers* Registered Process Server FX/Office: 804-4063Civil and Criminal Cases Lodging and Serving Summons Execution of Processes before and after judgement Licensed Collecting Agent Cell: 626-4063 16 Carmen St. Santa Elena Working Hours: Mon. to Fri: 8:00 am 5:00 pm Services Debt Collection Investigative Service Immigration Forms Execution of Warrants Legal Information Divorce Application Civil Action/ Confession Wills, Mortgages Maintenance Occupation Order Preparation of Contracts Power of Attorney Process of Appeal Magistrate Court Level Powers/Deeds of Conveyance Work Permit Application Preparation of Legal Documents Authorized Complaint Recorder For The Office of The Ombudsman The Belize Grain Gr ower ’ s Association P.O. Box 599 Spanish Lookout, Cayo All grain farmers in Belize are cordially invited to the inaugural meeting of the Belize Grain Grower’s Association, to be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Meeting Hall, Center Road, Spanish Lookout The purpose of the meeing is to register grain farmers who wish to become members, elect a Board of Directors and to discuss a plan of action to further the interests of all grain farmers. If you plant corn, rice, beans or milo, come and join and let your voice be heard. Registration fee is $5.00 For further information please call: 610-2832Health Tips For Cold And Flu Season Health Tips For Cold And Flu Season Health Tips For Cold And Flu Season Health Tips For Cold And Flu Season Health Tips For Cold And Flu SeasonBy R. Morgan Griffin Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Unfortunately, there is very little you can do to fight the common cold. We have no way to attack the virus itself. When we get a cold, all we can really do is make ourselves a little more comfortable. These tips won’t cure the common cold. But they might make you or a loved one feel just a little better while you recover. Cold Remedy 1: Have Some Soup or T ea Chicken soup and tea are traditional common cold remedies that have some good sense behind them. Why? “When you swallow a hot drink, some of the heat will get transferred from the esophagus to the windpipe,” says Norman Edelman, MD chief medical officer at the American Lung Association. “That heat can help loosen up the mucus and make it easier to cough out.”Since the heat is what matters, what you drink doesn’t matter all that much. “Some people like chicken soup when they have a cold,” he says. “My grandmother liked hot water with lemon, and some go with hot tea. But they probably all have the same effect.” Cold Remedy 2:Drink Fluids “There’s absolutely no evidence that anybody really needs to go through life drinking eight glasses of water a day,” says Edelman. But when you’re sick, he says, you should make a special effort to stay hydrated. Why? Getting enough fluid will help keep the mucus thinner and less sticky. Edelman also points out that when you have cold symptoms, you are losing moisture — every time you sneeze or blow your nose. Any kind of drink is OK, but limit caffeinated or alcoholic drinks, which may not hydrate you as well as other beverages. Cold Remedy 3: Moisturize the Air Since dry air is bad for cold symptoms, using a vaporizer or humidifier will probably make you a little more comfortable. Edelman suggests that you aim to keep the humidity in your house between 50% to 60%. Which is better, a steam vaporizer or a cool mist humidifier? “Whichever one you choose, the moisture will be room temperature almost immediately,” says Edelman. “So it doesn’t make a difference.” That said, since steam vaporizers can cause burns if mishandled, don’t put one where a child could get at it. Using a vaporizer or humidifier for cold symptoms does require some commitment on your part. “You have to keep it clean and change the water regularly,” Edelman says. “Mold and bacteria grow very readily in those things.” If you’re not up to the grave responsibility of humidifier cleaning, you can also moisturize your nasal passages directly — just use a saline spray. It will also help thin out the mucus. Cold Remedy 4: Br eathe in Some S team Sitting in the bathroom and running a hot shower can help. The warm moisture can get into the airways and loosen up mucus. Applying a warm compress over your nose and mouth might achieve the same effect. Cold Remedy 5: Soothe Y our Nose With a bad cold often comes a miserable chapped nose. What can you do? First, make sure that you have some reasonably soft tissues, so you are not using anything too abrasive against your skin. Second, dab some petroleum jelly on and under your nose. It will help both soothe irritated skin and prevent it from getting worse. Cold Remedy 6: Gargle If one of your cold symptoms is a sore throat, try gargling with salt water. A salt water gargle can help relieve your pain and that uncomfortable scratchy throat feeling — for a little while at least. Cold Remedy 7: Get Some Rest A lot of people have trouble slowing down when they get sick. They feel self-indulgent if they opt out of work and spend the day lying on the couch watching movies while under a blanket. But really, it’s what you ought to do. “When you have a really bad cold that’s causing a fever and making you feel really crummy, rest is really important,” says Edelman. “It will help you heal.” With a more run-of-the-mill cold that causes minor cold symptoms, rest is less of a medical necessity, Edelman says. But you’re still perfectly justified in taking it easy. “In that case, the most important reason to stay home from work is to prevent you from spreading the cold to your co-workers,” he says. “That’s a nice thing to do.” Cold Remedy 8: Get Some Help If you are usually the one running the household, now is the time to give yourself a break and call in some favors. Ask a friend to bring over dinner. See if your spouse can pack the kids’ lunch boxes for a few days. When you are sick with cold symptoms, trying to do everything you normally do will just run you ragged — and that could just prolong your illness. Cold Remedy 9: Consider Medicine Again, no medicine will speed your recovery from a cold. But some over-the-counter drugs, like decongestants, could ease your cold symptoms a bit and make you more comfortable, Edelman says. Painkillers like acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen can help with fever and body ache. Always follow the dosing instructions on the label. Avoid taking medicines for symptoms you don’t have. Look at the label on the bottle to match your symptoms to the medicine that makes sense for you. When your kids are suffering a cold, over-the-counter medicines can help relieve the symptoms. Remember to read and follow the labels carefully. Make sure to give your child no more than the recommended dose. And make sure not to use more than one cold and flu medicine with the same ingredient. If your child is under 4, do not use cold medicine. You should talk to your doctor to find out how best to relieve symptoms. Never give medicines with aspirin to children due to the risk of Reye’s syndrome. Cold Remedy 10: Ask Y our Doctor About Supplements Cold supplements are another option for adults, but the evidence that supplements like vitamin C, echinacea, or zinc is mixed at best, Edelman says. If you want to try one, talk to your doctor first — and make sure it won’t interact with any medicines that you take. Cold Symptoms: Protecting Others The best way to fight the common cold is to prevent it. When you are sick with cold symptoms, you need to think a little about the comfort of the people around you. That means protecting them from your germs. When you have a cold, wash your hands regularly. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. If you’ve got young kids, piling used tissues on the floor by the living room couch isn’t a good idea. If you do have to go to work — or in public — despite your cold symptoms, try to protect other people. Bring along some hand sanitizer and apply it regularly. “Frankly, I think we’d all be a lot healthier if we just had a little more courtesy about cold prevention,” Edelman tells WebMD. As for you, it might be too late. You might already a sneezing, teary-eyed, headachy, drippy mess. The good news is that the common cold usually lasts just about a week. The best you can do is collapse on the sofa, make yourself as comfortable as you can, and wait it out. 10 natural ways to ease the common cold


Sunday, November 11, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 Project Name: Integrated W ater and Sanitation Pr ogramme for the Placencia Peninsula Loan Contract No. : 2486/OC-BL Project No.: BL-L1015 I. Background The Government of Belize and Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL), with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB, the “Bank”) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) are implementing a sanitation project on the Placencia Peninsula. BWSL is the Executing Agency for the Project, through a Project Management Unit (PMU) headed by a Project Manager, supported by an Engineer/Procurement Specialist, two technical specialists, and an administrative assistant with financial management support from BWSL. II. Project Information Additional information about the project may be obtained from the following website: http://www5.iadb.org/idbppi/aspx/ppProcurement.aspx?pLanguage=ENGLISH V A CANCY TE CHNICAL SPE CIALIS T I. Duties The TS will be responsible for providing environmental services to the Project. The TS shall assist the PMU with onsite inspection of the works conducted by the c onsultant, verifying field data. He or she will be required to do field visits of all works and activities to verify that the level of effort performed corresponds to that of the effort contracted. At the end of the consulting firm’s service, he/she shall continue the data collection using the equipment provide, catalog and file the data. She/he will attend and participate in all training exercise and workshops which are made available during his or her contract p eriod. He/she shall apply training skills and continue all data collection after the consultancy services contracts are completed. II. T erms of Refer ence The full terms of reference and duties are available on BWSL’s web site; www.bws.bz III. Expression of Interest All interested persons can send their letter of interest accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae no later than Monday Decemb er 10th, 2012 at 2:00pm to: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER. Belize Water Services Limited #7 Central American Boulevard Belize City Ref: Placencia Project Technical Specialist Vacancy Or e-mail IWSPPP.PMU@bwsl.com.bz IV. Remuneration Salary will be negotiated and will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Salary will be paid twice per month. POSITION OBJECTIVES MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Technical Specialists Provide Provide technical services for the PMU and monitor the design and construction of a wastewater system in Placencia. 1. Bachelor degree in environmental studies, chemical or civil engineering with 2 years supervising project. OR Associate Degree in environmental studies, chemical or civil engineering with 8 years supervising project. 2. Excellent Computer skills. 3. Fluency in written English BELIZE CITY, Tuesday, November 6, 2012: Belize Water Services Limited (BWS) has been made aware of the company’s name having been used to commit fraud at a business in Spanish Lookout over the weekend. This business was given a fake cheque as payment for materials supposedly ordered by BWS, with the preliminary communication having been done by e-mail using a made-up g-mail account. Businesses are advised to be on the lookout for such scams. BWS hereby informs the business community of the following: BWS utilizes a formal purchase order process to procure goods. Each BWS Purchase Order bears a unique number, BWS’ logo, address and contact information and must bear two authorised signatures. Where vendors are not requested to deliver the purchased goods to a BWS compound, the pickup of ordered items is done by an authorized employee with a valid BWS ID using an official BWS vehicle, which is marked with a BWS logo sticker and a two-digit vehicle number. After the official receipt of goods, BWS makes payment via either cheque or direct deposit as requested by the vendor. All genuine BWS cheques bear two signatures on them and have a number of distinct anti–fraud features. These include the following: a) a hologram, which is a 3 dimension metallic image, fused on the paper; b) a true watermark, which is a unique security image embedded into the paper which can be viewed by holding the cheque up to light; and c) a marked heat sensitive spot which changes colour when touched. Belize Water Services again advises the business community to be on the alert of such fraudulent activity.Upgrading Land Management System Upgrading Land Management System Upgrading Land Management System Upgrading Land Management System Upgrading Land Management SystemBELMOPAN, Cayo, Thursday, November 8, 2012: The Government of Belize signed a loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on November 16, 2009, in the amount of US$2,500,000 to finance the execution of the Land Management Program Phase III (LMP III). The Project is for a period of three (3) years and is in its final stage of development. The objective of this Program is to consolidate and expand land management services country-wide, to improve quality, efficiency and access to all Belizeans. The LMP III consists of three components: (1) Expansion of the Parcel-Based Land Information System; (2) Improvement of Urban Land Information; and (3) Support for the Provision of Modem Land Management Services. The LMP III Program is being executed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture (MNRA) through the Department of Lands and Surveys (DLS). In November 2012, the Program began execution of Component 1. As a result, the general public is hereby advised that the Lands & Surveys Department is currently migrating into this upgraded Land Management System. Due to this migration, services at the National Estate Section and all District Lands Offices are limited but will become fully operational over the next fifteen (15) business days. During this period, the Ministry asks for your patience as we continue our efforts to better serve the Belizean people.


Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, November 11, 2012 BELMOPAN, Cayo, Wednesday, November 7, 2012: The “local Baptist Church in your area” as it is referred to by Dr. Bob Roberts, has not yet recovered from the mid August, Pastor Norman Willacey underage sex scandal, when up comes another allegation of sexual impropriety against another pastor from another local Baptist Church. The report coming out of Belmopan police informs that shortly before noon on Monday, November 5, an 11 year girl, accompanied by her mother, visited the police station and reported that Julio Cesar Garcia pastor of the Frank’s Eddy Baptist Church is alleged to have had sexual contact with the child, not once but twice. It is alleged that the first reported encounter occurred a week before, at around 4:00 pm, on, of all days, a Sunday, October 28 and, of all places, The Accused Julio Cesar Garcia, 46 inside the very church where the congregation worships. The report goes even further, that four days after the first encounter, it is alleged that on Thursday, November BNBSEstablished 1982 BelizeBUILDING SOCIETY ational #40 Will & Sharper Street, P.O. Box 892 Belize City, Belize, Central America. Tel: 501-2-30087/225-9888 Fax: 501-2-30087 Email: belizenationalbuildingsociety@yahoo.comFOR SALEBY ORDER OF THE MORTGAGE The Belize National Building Society a Society duly formed and registered under the Laws of Belize with registered officesituate at #40 Will & Sharper Street, Belize City, hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its Power of Sale on registered mortgages between those hereinafter named and the said society. The said Belize National Building Society will at the expiration date 2nd November 2012, sell the property described in the schedule hereto. All offers to purchase the said properties must be made in writing to and full particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from the Belize National Building Society. THE SCHEDULE One duplex house situate on land being lot no: 186, Fresh Pond Development area, Belize District, being the intended property of John Bodden. One two-storey house situate on land being lot no 1213, Sainsbury Area, Dangriga, Stann Creek District being the intended property of Lurleen Caliz. One two-storey house situate on land being lots no 13 and 14 in block number 504 in the area formerly known as Carib Reserve Area, Dangriga, Stann Creek District being the intended property of Leona Enriquez One bungalow house situate on land being lot no 328, Fresh Pond Development area, Belize District being the intended property of Sylvestre Romero.1, the pastor again had another sexual encounter with the same child this time however at his house. The police reports that a medical examination revealed that the child was indeed carnally known. The report led to the arrest and charging of the accused, Julio Cesar Garcia 46, Honduran pastor residing in Frank’s Eddy Village, on two counts of unlawful carnal knowledge. The accused has since been remanded to prison.


Sunday, November 11, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15the glass louvers from a side window of the house. Aguilar reported that the stolen items included a black HP brand laptop computer valued at $500, a gold chain valued at $150, three gold earnings valued at $300, one gold anklet valued at $100, two pairs of gold earnings valued at $100 and a jar containing $300 in various coins all for a total value of $1,450. The victim told the police that shortly after the incident a male person known as “Steel Bob” was identified as one of the two male persons seen running from her house. Based on the allegation, and with none of the reported items recovered, Jarod “Steel Bob” Lamb 25, Belizean laborer of Ontario Village, Cayo, was detained on, Saturday November 3, 2012. He was escorted to the police station in San Ignacio where he was formally arrested and charged for burglary. The accused appeared in San Ignacio’s magistrate court on Thursday, November 8, where the charge was read to him by substitute magistrate Dale Cayetano Lamb pled not guilty to the charge. Citing the prevalence of the crime, magistrate Cayetano concurred with the prosecutor’s objection to the granting of bail resulting in the accused being remanded to prison. The case was adjourned until Thursday, January 3, 2013. If he is unable secure bail by way of the Supreme Court, Lamb will be spending both Christmas and the first days of the New Year behind bars. shotgun while the other was armed with two knives. He told the police that the man with the shotgun pointed it at him and demanded money. Fearing for his life, Tullock reportedly took out his wallet and threw it to the ground in front of the assailants. He said that when the shotgun wielding assailant bent down to pick up the wallet, he grabbed the barrel of the shotgun but was unsuccessful in disarming the intruder. They ran out of the house with the wallet and disappeared into the darkness. Tullock told the police that he recognized the voice of one of the assailants as being one of his employees, Selvin Garcia Four days after the incident, on October 30, 2012, Garcia was handed over to the police by a relative. Notwithstanding, Garcia initially refused to cooperate with investigators. In the process of the investigation, a minor, also from Cristo Rey village, was detained and questioned. The minor reportedly began to sing like a bird and in the process, implicating Garcia. Armed with this new information, the police initiated began to turn up the pressure on Garcia who eventually began to “cooperate” resulting in the recording of a confession statement from him. He reportedly told the police that armed with his father’s shotgun, he and the minor went to his boss’s house, entered by way of a back door, with intention to rob his boss. Selvin Garcia 18, Belizean laborer and the 17 year old male minor, both from Cristo Rey Village, Cayo, were arrested and charged for aggravated burglary. They appeared in the San Ignacio Town courtroom of Magistrate Narda Morgan on Thursday, November 1, 2012, where the joint aggravated burglary charge was read to them. They pled not guilty to the charge and were remanded to prison. The case was adjourned to Wednesday, January 16, 2013. From Front PageFuture Entrepreneurs To Display Marketing Skills At Marketing ExpoUNIVERSITY OF BELIZE, Belmopan, Cayo, Thursday, November 8, 2012: Students of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences Marketing Class of the University of Belize will display their marketing and creativity skills at the University of Belize Annual “Marketing Exposition” from 9am-3pm on Tuesday November 13, 2012 at the Princess Hotel and Casino, Belize City. This year’s exposition is envisioned to be more challenging and exciting with the University’s emerging entrepreneurs competing with established entrepreneurs for the best booth presentation, building brand awareness, promotional strategy techniques and building customer relationships. “The exhibits will showcase the acquired training skills and competencies of the emerging entrepreneurs/students in marketing techniques, strategies and entrepreneurial skills that would boost business development and generate revenue for business enterprises,” said Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Dr. Vincent Palacio “At UB, we provide entrepreneurial training to the future entrepreneurs to meet the developmental needs of Belize.” The University of Belize has partnered with the Youth Business Trust Belize (YBTB) the Belize Chamber of Commerce and other established organizations for this year’s event. The Exposition is recognized by private and public sector institutions for its innovative, entrepreneurial and marketing strategies. This represents one of the flagships of the University’s initiative to promote entrepreneurship and business development in relation to strategic collaboration between, and among private and public sector organizations in support of entrepreneurship and business development in Belize. From Front Page“Steel Bob” Remanded


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