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Sunday, December 16, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio Inside Princess Int’l San IgnacioThe Accused Rosalilia “Lily”Castillo The Deceased Carla Pamela Perez Convicted Drug Trafficker Kemani Grinage, 19SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 : Failure to pay a ten thousand dollar fine could result in a three year prison term for a convicted young drug trafficker. The case against the convicted youth, Kemani Grinage 19, began over five months ago on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 when, at around7:45 pm, San Ignacio police, on mobile patrol in Santa Elena Town came upon the then accused, along with another older person, Alexander Hernandez, 28, as they stood under a shrub in the center of La Loma Luz Boulevard near its junction with George Price Highway. Both Grinage and Hernandez were searched but nothing incriminating was found on their person. The police however observed a white plastic bucket on the ground between both male persons and when questioned, Grinage reportedly told the police that the bucket was his and that he had just taken it out of his car. A search of the bucket led to discovery of a black plastic bag containing a tightly wrapped package in a transparent wrapper which, when cut open, was found to contain suspected marijuana. At this point both men denied knowledge of the illegal substance. They were both transported to the police station in San Ignacio where they were positively identified as Kemani Grinage, 19, Belizean DJ of an Eve Street address in Santa Elena and Alexander Hernandez, 28, Belizean mechanic residing in Sand CLOUD 9Saturday, December 15, 2012Come Party With The Sounds Of Come Party With The Sounds Of Come Party With The Sounds Of Come Party With The Sounds Of Come Party With The Sounds Of Please Turn To Page 2Santa Elena Woman Facing Murder Charge Santa Elena Woman Facing Murder Charge Santa Elena Woman Facing Murder Charge Santa Elena Woman Facing Murder Charge Santa Elena Woman Facing Murder ChargeSANTA ELENA TOWN, Cayo, Tuesday, December 11, 2012: The latest murder in the twin towns occurred shortly before midnight on Saturday, December 8, 2012, on Carillo Puerto Avenue in Santa Elena, Cayo. The incident actually came as no surprise to the neighbourhood as many are of the opinion that, given the regular confrontation between the major players, it was an incident just waiting to happen. While the incident has resulted in a murder charge, San Ignacio police is classifying it as a crime of passion between two gay female lovers whom, the investigation revealed, had been living together for over two years. San Ignacio police reports that at 11:45 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012, they were summoned to La Loma Luz Hospital in Santa Elena where they came upon the lifeless body of a female with a stab wound to the throat, bruises to both arms, abrasions to both lips and a cut wound to the right arm. The doctor on duty told the police that the body was, on arrival, pronounced dead and that due to its temperature, they suspect that the deceased might have passed away about an hour earlier. The initial information revealed that the deceased was brought to the hospital, in a small vehicle, by a Please Turn To Page 2 Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 339 Sunday, December 16, 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

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Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 16, 2012 Notice for the publication in newspaper of application for a moneylender ’ s cer tificateMONEY LENDERS APPLICATION Hill Village in the Belize District. The marijuana was recorded as weighing 8.51 ounces consequently leading to a joint drug trafficking charge against both men. After several adjournments the trial ended today in the courtroom of Magistrate Narda Morgan where the drug trafficking charge was dismissed against Hernandez. Grinage however, was not as fortunate. He was found guilty of the charge. Magistrate Morgan proceeded to impose a ten thousand dollar fine or a three year prison sentence in default of payment. He was ordered to pay five thousand dollars forthwith. The fine was not paid by the time the prison run left for the day and so he was transported to jail. From Front Page female known to hospital personnel as “Lily” Hospital staff reportedly informed Lily that she should report the matter to the police but instead of doing so she reportedly sped off after delivering the bleeding body. A team of policemen arrived shortly thereafter and after confirming that the victim had passed away, the team rushed to Lily’s Las Palomas Del Norte bar located on Carillio Puerto Avenue in Santa Elena. Although the establishment was closed, police reportedly pushed open the front door and observed a large pool of blood on the floor thereby suspecting this to be the scene of the incident. The search began for Lily whom police believed could assist in the investigation. Police rushed to her family home on George Price Avenue in Santa Elena where, upon arrival, they saw a person running from behind a small cement structure in the yard toward a small vehicle. Police approached the vehicle and came upon Lily sitting in the driver’s seat. She was ordered to step out of the vehicle. The interior of the vehicle was found soaked with blood indicating that at some point in time the injured woman was inside it. Lily, with scratch wounds to the face, was, on location, identified as Rosalilia Castillio 43, Belizean, businesswoman. She told the police that she resided at the same house on George Price Avenue where they found her. Castillo and the vehicle were transported to the police station in San Ignacio. Reports indicate that Castillo initially told the police that four men of dark complexion entered the bar, attacked the deceased and ran off. She told the police that she observed the incident as she was driving up to the bar. She Santa Elena Woman Santa Elena Woman Santa Elena Woman Santa Elena Woman Santa Elena Woman Facing Murder Charge Facing Murder Charge Facing Murder Charge Facing Murder Charge Facing Murder Charge From Front Page further alleged that she went inside the bar where she saw the victim, later identified as Carla Pamela Perez 34, Honduran domestic, on the floor bleeding. She said that she picked her up, placed her inside the vehicle and rushed her to the Loma Luz Hospital. The investigation revealed the presence of about nine other persons inside the bar when an altercation erupted between Castillo and Perez. On Monday afternoon some of these witnesses began trickling into the police station to assist in the investigation. One of these witnesses reportedly told the police that Castillo became jealous when she reportedly observed Perez flirting with a male patron. According to the witness, in the altercation, Castillo reportedly inflicted the wound to Perez with a long knife. The body of Carla Pamela Perez was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City on Monday, December 10, 2012, where Forensic Specialist Dr. Mario Estradabran certified the cause of death as exanguination as a consequence of internal and external bleeding due to a stab wound to the neck. The investigation led to the formal arresting and charging of Rosalilia Castillo with the murder of Carla Pamela Perez She appeared in the San Ignacio courtroom of magistrate Narda Morgan on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, where the charge was read to her. Magistrate Morgan informed the accused that no plea will be taken because the matter is of an indictable nature for hearing in the Supreme Court. Castillo was consequently remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned to March 6, 2013.I, LEIDY FLORES, hereby give notice that I have applied to the Magistrate Court, at one of its sittings in San Ignacio Town during the month of December 2012, for a certificate to be granted to me under the Moneylenders Act, Chapter 260 to authorise me to carry on business as a moneylender in the name of Leidy’s Pawn Shop at #45 Benque Veijo Rd, San Ignacio, Cayo. (16 December 2012 1st publication) Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail Another Drug Trafficker Sent to Jail 1015% OFF All Month Long P.O. Box 621 # 107 George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo District Belize C.A We offer the best quality and prices on all your home furnishing needs!!! 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Sunday, December 16, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 November Issue Of ficial Opening of Mental Health Resour ce Center The Mental Health Day Care/ Resource Center Project was officially inaugurated this past month in a small ceremony in Belize City. The new facility will not be a residential center but it will provide a daily meal, medical referral and recreation for the homeless and people living with mental health problems. Speakers at the opening included representatives from the Mental Health Association, the Mental Health Program of the Ministry of Health and from the Social Investment Fund. The Mayor of Belize City His Worship, Darrell Bradley also provided contributing remarks. Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin spoke at the ceremony where he congratulated all the partners who came together to make the center a reality. The center will provide a means of social support. It can benefit up to 150 clients on a regular basis and it will be governed by rules and regulations. It is hoped that some of the beneficiaries may become paid employees involved in the functioning of the day care center. The center will be operated by the Mental Health Association in National HIV Program Reveals Behavioural Survey Findings A Behavioural Seropervalence Survey (BSS) was conducted earlier this year in three specific groups. Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), Female Sex Workers (FSW) and Persons Living with HIV (PHIV.) The specific objectives and results were released to the press last month and can be found on the Ministry’s website: www.health.gov.bz. A summary of the other findings that are worthy to mention include the following: Out of the 220 FSW recruited, only three did not accept to undergo the HIV test and 35 did not get a test for STIs. For MSM, 136 were recruited for the survey and out of that, 130 accepted to undergo the HIV test as well as the screening for other STIs. 60% reported having gotten the HIV result in the last 12 months and also all have received their results. We also noted that 58.9% had done their test at a Public clinic or hospital. In Persons Living with HIV, 90% of persons reported to have medical visits due to their HIV status and a suboptimal total of 77% reported being on anti-retroviral medications. The Ministry of health reminds the general population of PHIV that the Public Health System of Belize provides free anti-retroviral medications to those requiring it. Visit your nearest health center for more information. W orld Diabetes Day 2012 Nor thern Regional Conducts T raining In Maternal And Child Health The Ministry of Health participated in activities during Diabetes Week 2012 this past month. Nutritionist, Ms Robyn Daly conducted a presentation on Nutrition and Diabetes at the Belize Center for the Visually Impaired, in Belmopan. Ms. Daly spoke on Nutrition and a diet plan of mainly fruits, vegetables and whole wheat products that is fundamental in the treatment and the control of Diabetes. Similar presentations were done by doctors of the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan and also from the Optometrist at BCVI, Belmopan. Diabetes can be prevented. Monitor your blood glucose level at least two times a year and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Although no formal complaints of Maternal care at the Northern Regional Hospital have been reported to the Ministry of Healh, we have investigated specific reports from the news media outlets and an aggressive plan of action including trainings in specific areas has been implemented over the past month. The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Unit of the Ministry has conducted training for both doctors and nurses on the use of the partograph in the progression of labor. It shows when labor is proceeding at a normal rate and when care providers should begin possible intervention procedures. Training for both doctors and nurses has also been carried out in the general review of the management of Postpartum Hemorrhage and Hemorrhagic Shock, also reorientation in the monitoring of fetal wellbeing, and also in the use of referral instruments and transfer protocols when facilitating patients that need to referred to the specialist at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. Most of the training has been facilitated by the Technical Advisor of MCH in the Ministry. The Ministry anticipates that the trainings, the use of the partograph and the review and monitoring by an external private Gynceologist will have a positive impact on the short term management of the maternity ward of the Northen Regional Hospital. collaboration with the Ministry of Health.For More Information Please contact the Ministry of Health Belmopan 822-2325/2363

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 16, 2012 Dear John We’ve been worried about you, and are happy to hear that you’re safe in the hands of the Guatemalan authorities. We are worried about your health, physical and otherwise, but it sounds like you’re in good hands and presumably receiving the best treatment money can buy across the border. It’s also good to hear that the jails are so much better there, and the “excellent” coffee must be an added bonus. At least it will keep you going until you’re back home and near a local Starbucks. Now that you are safe and sound and have some time to relax and reflect, we wonder if you can answer a few questions I and my fellow Belizeans have. We appreciate that blogging is keeping you very busy, so we’ll keep them short. First of all, what kept you on the run? OK, we get it that you were frightened. Having a neighbour gunned down in cold blood would disorient anyone, and spending the night buried in sand watching the police go in and out of his house, if that’s indeed true, couldn’t have been fun. But given the fact that Mr Faull was a neighbour that you were not on good terms with, your being well known as a guns enthusiast and, let’s be honest here, the reputation you’ve made for yourself in our otherwise peaceful little country, it seems reasonable that the police would at least want to speak with you. OK, you have had you own problems with the police and feared that you wouldn’t be treated fairly and impartially. But really, once you made such an international uproar and very cleverly drew so much attention to your case, did you really think even the most malicious cop would be stupid enough to see any harm come to you while in custody? Come on. You’ve lived in Belize. We’re not that stupid. Which leads me to the next point. You keep saying that you love Belize. It’s your home and you want to stay here. But everything you have said about Belize and Belizeans paints a pretty horrific picture. “Corrupt officials” “Pirates” “All gringos look alike to the average Creole” And so much more. Boy, I’d hate to see how you describe a place and people you don’t like. I mean, who would want to live in the sort of hellhole you describe? And what contempt you must have for the people who live under such a yoke of oppression. Your attraction to young Belizean girls and affiliation with gang members is well documented, but what about the rest of us? Are we allcorrupt, or stupid or Dear John cowardly? Maybe you’ve just been hanging out with the wrong people. Most visitors here seem to really like Belize and Belizeans. Then again, maybe, just maybe, you have an ulterior motive… You’re entitled to your views, which you have so rigorously and very cleverly shared with the rest of the world, but allow me to disagree. Perhaps I’m still aglow with patriotism after celebrating our 31st anniversary of independence, but bear with me. John, I love Belize. I don’t have millions of dollars, waterfront mansions and a lot of physical comforts, but I’ll tell you what I do have. A country that has been blessed with such beauty that people travel the world over just to see it. Warm, friendly intelligent people I’m proud to call my fellow Belizeans. A participatory, Westminster style democracy we inherited from Great Britain that is the envy of the region. A well trained police force that upholds clearly defined laws with checks and balances built into the system to ensure that it works. I’m not saying it’s perfect, and I’m not saying that corruption doesn’t exist. Just like in your own country, there are bad apples, opportunists and career scumbags. We face the challenges any developing country in this global economic climate does. We try to get by. But to smear the name of the entire country and all of us the way you have is unconscious able. How can you say “I love Belize” and in the next breath, for your own means, very deliberately paint an ugly picture that you know is untrue? You know that since independence we have depended on tourism to uplift ourselves, send our kids to school and put food on the table. And then you take the one thing that is so important to us, our image and international reputation, and trash it for your own selfish ends. Why would anyone reading your lies and distortions want to come here? And for every potential visitor you helped turn back, that’s one less dollar some hardworking cook, tour guide, driver, cleaner or other person will make this Christmas. And now, of course, it sounds as if you might be sent back here. John, what were you thinking? You’re educated enough to know that countries don’t grant political asylum to people who are free to return to their own country. You are a US citizen and free to return there. Why did you choose to seek asylum with our neighbour while continuing to badmouth Belize? It fits the picture you are painting, doesn’t it? Bolsters the fantasy you are trying to sell to the world at the expense of the people who welcomed you here. John, I think I speak for many Belizeans in asking that you show a bit more sensitivity when speaking about people who have always welcomed you. Remember, you came and stayed here on you own free will. To be honest, you haven’t been the best of guests, but in the interests of compassion and fair play we’re willing to hear your side of the story and let an educated public weigh up the facts before making any judgements about you and your involvement in this tragedy. I mean, a man’s been killed and left a grieving family that is looking for justice and closurethat’s what’s really at stake here. So enjoy the coffee and you last days in Guatemala and please give a thought to the people of Belize and the family of Mr Faull when you return. You could help the police bring an end to this tragedy. Yours truly Lucius Blackstone PS John, I just received an update that now you want to return home to the US. Wow, what a turn-around. It makes sense though the magazine, book, television and film rights to the story you so artfully constructed are going to be another money-spinner for you. You are a very, very clever man and obviously have a knack for making money. That’s OK. Most of us in Belize have a very different set of values to yours, and I believe that the poorest Belizean working hard to support the family he loves is infinitely richer than you will ever be. And for that, you truly have our sympathy. 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Sunday, December 16, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 ‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent Archaeological Sites’TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER BACKGROUND: The Belize Tourism Board has received a grant from the European Union and the Government of Belize under the Belize Rural Devel opment Project II for an Action ‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent Archaeological Sites’ Additional funding is provided by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). The project is being executed by BTB, with the assistance of NI CH and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The project will be over 24 months. The objectives of the project are to: (1) Improve economic opportunities in rural communiti es and contribute to the reduction of poverty; and (2) Enhance the tourism experience through improvement to tourism infrastructure and services at sele cted archaeological sites. The project anticipates the following results: (1) Improved Product and Service Monitoring Systems; (2) Improved Health and Saf ety Provisions at selected archaeological sites; (3) Diversified community based tourism products and services. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION: 1.Starting Date and Duration: The Administrative Officer shall be employed by the action for the period of twentyfour months (24) consecutive calendar months, starting January 1st, 2013. 2.Reporting Arrangements: The Administrative Officer will report to the Project Coordinator. 3.Place of Wor k: Belize Tourism Board Office, Belize City, Belize. Field trips to the selected archaeological sites and adjacent communities ma y be necessary. 4.Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or equivalent recognized qualification in closely related field. At least 3-5 years relevant experience in administrative work. Competencies: To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following: o Superior writing skills and Proficient in Microsoft Office,o Good numeracy and IT skills including Microsoft Project. o Fluency in English is essential and ability to speak Spanish is an asset.o Have good judgment, problem solving skills and able to multitask o Well organised and have planning and problem solving skillso Able to set timelines and meet deadlines o Human Resource skills, People Management and File Management DUTIES: 1. Review and be familiar with all documents relating to the project, in particular the Action Plans, ResultsOriented Monito ring and Evaluation Kit and Visibility of Actions Kit, and all the requirements and guidelines for briefing, written material, press conferences, pre sentations, invitation, signs, commemorative plaques and all other tools used to highlight EU participationVisibility of Action 2. Oversee the smooth operation of day to day business of project office: i. Responsible for the procurement and overall maintenance of office equipment, vehicles, IT and all utilities. ii. Responsible for the disbursement and replenishment of the petty cash. iii. Prepare and issue Requisitions, Purchase Orders and Fuel Orders. iv. Responsible for receiving and screening of all incoming calls or queries. 3. Define and implement functional reference and filing system for project documents. He/ She will also be responsible for coo rdinating access to project files and the overall security of the files and filing system. 4. Drafting and transmittal of correspondences and take appropriate follow up action. 5. Coordinate and liaise with Director of Human Resources (BTB) on all human resources activities related to the project. 6. Serve as Secretary to the Project Steering Committee and perform general administrative support and clerical duties of the project as needed. 7. Coordinate and organize staff meeting and technical meetings with Project Stakeholders. 8. Coordinate and schedule travel arrangements for project team. 9. Assist the Project Coordinator in preparation and presentation of progress and final project reports as required by the Bel ize –EU Cooperation National Authorising Office and the Project Steering Committee. 10. Attend inspection meetings to all work sites in coordination with NICH and relevant authorities and ensure adherence to the specifications stated in the Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Sites and Attractions Standards and Project Proposal. PAYMENT SCHEDULE: The Administrative Officer will be paid a monthly salary at the rate to be negotiated during contracting, based on qualificati on and experience. Grant Contract FED/2012/306-304 Applications should be directed to: Director of Administration64 Regent Street Belize City, Belize Tel: 501-227-2420 kfaber@travelbelize.org or jhemmans@travelbelize.org Deadline for submissions is December 28th, 2012

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 16, 2012 ‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent Archaeological Sites’TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR WORKS MANAGER BACKGROUND: The Belize Tourism Board has received a grant from the European Union and the Government of Belize under the Belize Rural Devel opment Project II for an Action ‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent Archaeological Sites’ Additional funding is provided by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). The project is being executed by BTB, with the assistance of NI CH and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The project will be over 24 months. The objectives of the project are to: (1) Improve economic opportunities in rural communiti es and contribute to the reduction of poverty; and (2) Enhance the tourism experience through improvement to tourism infrastructure and services at sele cted archaeological sites. The project anticipates the following results: (1) Improved Product and Service Monitoring Systems; (2) Improved Health and Saf ety Provisions at selected archaeological sites; (3) Diversified community based tourism products and services. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION: 1. Starting Date and Duration: The Works Manager shall be employed by the action for the period of twentyfour months (24) consecutive calendar months, starting January 1st, 2013 2. Reporting Arrangements: The Works Manager will report to the Project Coordinator and the Project Steering Committee 3. Place of Wor k: Belize Tourism Board Office, Belize City, Belize. Field trips to the selected archaeological sites and adjacent communities ar e expected to take place throughout the project duration. 4. Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Physical Planning, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering or other related Engineering, Architec ture, Geography, or closely related field. At least 5 years experience as a Construction Project Manager Competencies: To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following: o Proven experience in managing high output construction sites o In-depth knowledge of all aspects of construction o Good knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations o Well organised and have planning and problem solving skills o Must be able to drive. Familiar with Belize’s geography and o Good numeracy and IT skills, including Microsoft Project Archaeological Sites and related software. o Have supervisory skills, good judgment, problem solving o Able to set timelines and meet deadlines skills and able to multitask DUTIES: 1. Manage the construction process ensuring adherence to the expected results and activities set forth in the‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent to Archaeological Sites’ Project Proposal and the established minimum standards for Sites and Attractions. Also supervise construction sites, direct manager and subcontractors to make sure standards of building performance, quality, cost schedules and safety are maintained 2. Act as primary liaison to develop Works and Supplies Contracts for the PEU to ensure technical robustness, quality, efficien cy and compliance in accordance with all timelines, budget and all legal obligations with specific focus on the Caribbean Regional Organization f or Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Sites and Attractions Standards. 3. Provide a supporting role for the development and complete bidding documents, reference budgets, schedules and timelines for all construction projects in consultation with the Finance/ Procurement Officer and the Project Coordinator. 4. Provide technical support within the procurement process to include participation in short listing evaluations and represent ation within the evaluation of technical and price proposals ensure adherence to EU policies. 5. Act as primary liaison with NICH in obtaining necessary mapping for project consultation and ensuring that all pre-required planning and feasibility conditions are fulfilled. Along with the Project Coordinator, the Works Manager will be responsible for decisions made on an y changes of design or construction. 6. Maintain and provide the Project Coordinator and the Project Steering Committee with accurate records of site resources and materials. 7. Execute bi-weekly construction site visits with NICH and relevant authorities. Also required to attend monthly inspection m eetings to all work sites in coordination with NICH and relevant authorities and ensure adherence to the specifications stated in the Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Sites and Attractions Standards and Project Proposal. 8. Provide the Project Coordinator and the Project Steering Committee with a monthly report describing activities carried out a nd the corresponding outputs/ deliverables, achievements and challenges and any reason or corrective action taken. 9. Prepare and submit post-project recommendations to BTB, NICH and Ministry of Tourism and Culture for follow up action PAYMENT SCHEDULE: The Administrative Officer will be paid a monthly salary at the rate to be negotiated during contracting, based on qualificati on and experience. Grant Contract FED/2012/306-304 Applications should be directed to: Director of Administration64 Regent Street Belize City, Belize Tel: 501-227-2420 kfaber@travelbelize.org or jhemmans@travelbelize.org Deadline for submissions is December 28th, 2012

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 Seychelles, Tuesday, December 11, 2012: It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors at Trinity College has this day awarded Dean R. Lindo a Doctor of Laws ( Legum Doctor, LL.D.honoris causa ad gradum ). This is in recognition of his achievements in the field of law, his public service, and his unfailing support to the social and economic welfare of the country of Belize. Dr.Lindo has previously been awarded the Degree of Utter Barrister from the Grays Inn, London, England, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts from New York University, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Durham, England. Dr.Lindo has been a senior partner for the law firm of Lindo & Arnold since its formation in 1964. He was admitted to the Inter-American Bar Association and admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the New York Court System, the United States Federal Court of Appeal, the United States Court of Customs and Patents Appeals and was admitted as Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor to the Belize Bar and as Dr. Dean R. Lindo, LL.DTrinity College Awards Doctor Of Laws Degree To Senior Belizean Lawyer a Barrister-at-Law to the English Bar. Dr. Lindo has published professionally. His publications include: contribution to Commercial Laws of Belize, W orld Digest, Contribution to the Intellectual Property Law of Belize Digest of Intellectual Property Laws of the W orld, and contribution to the Enforcement of Money Judgments Abroad Mathew Bender. In addition, Dr. Lindo lectured at the University of the West Indies at Belize in the areas of Economics and on Constitutional Law. Dr. Lindo has made it a lifetime commitment to working with the government serving in such notable positions as, High Commissioner of Belize to Canada, Permanent Representative of Belize to the International Civil Aviation Organization, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belize to the United States, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, Minister of Natural Resources, and Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives. Among his awards and honours, Dr.Lindo is the recipient of Order of Belize and was appointed Senior Counsel by the Council of the Bar of Belize. It is with great pleasure that the board of directors award this degree under my hand for Dr.Lindo’s lifetime of achievements. Respectfully Acknowledged, Brian J. Carroll, J.D. [President] December 11, 2012 Trinity College Trinity College Trinity College Trinity College Trinity College[Seychelles] [Seychelles] [Seychelles] [Seychelles] [Seychelles]Monday: 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 Of MARGARITAS SPECIALS Visit us for breakfast on Sundays!!! Monday thru Friday Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that GLORIA RAMIREZ is applying for a MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Gonzalez Bar located in Buena Visata Village in the Cayo District. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE

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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 16, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Public Utilities Commission (PUC) The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in its commitment to ensure public safety hereby advises the General Public that according to the Electricity (Licensing of W ir emen) Regulations: (1) No person shall perform any electrical work whatsoever unless that person is a holder of a valid wireman licence issued by the PUC. (2) No person shall hire or engage any person who is not a licensed wireman to do any electrical work on their behalf or on their premises. (3) It is a punishable offence and may result in a fine of up to two thousand dollars andlor im prisonment of up to six months to either hire someone who is not a licensed wireman, or to do the work yourself The PUC also reminds all licensed wiremen that they are authorized to engage in electrical work only in the category for which they are licensed. Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ELVIRA SEGURA is applying for a SHOP liquor license for the year 2013 to operate Segura’s Grocery located in Georgeville Village in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that TARCISIO COC is applying for a MALT & CIDER liquor license for the year 2013 to operate Cool Spot Bar located in San Antonio Village in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ALOWISHOUS HENRY is applying for a PUBLICAN SPECIAL liquor license for the year 2013 to operate Riverside Resort Lodge located in Bullet Tree Falls Village in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that FELIPE PAZ is applying for a MALT & CIDER liquor license for the year 2013 to operate La Pasadita Rest & Bar located in Buena Vista Village in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that HECTOR & CELINA GUERRA are applying for the renewal of their SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate CELINA’S SUPERSTORE located on Burns Avenue, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that MAYA LAND VILLAS INC. Ka’ana Resort is applying for the renewal of their PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate MAYA LAND VILLAS INC. KA’ANA RESORT located at Mile 69 1/ 4 George Price Higway San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICES Issued by the PUC on December 11, 2012Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that GILBERT DAVIS is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate ONE BARREL BAR located in Camalote Village in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that MARIO ORELLANO is applying for a REST & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate MOM’S BACKYARD previously known as Executive located on Benque Viejo Road in the Cayo District. We AMS To Please Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that RUDY PATT is applying for a SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate I.P.S STORE located in Bullet Tree Falls in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that CONCEPION MIS is applying for a REST & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Las Vegas Restaurant located at 74 Church Street, Benque Viejo Town in the Cayo District.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE BELIZE RIVER VALLEY RURAL WATER PROJECT TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF 2", 3", 4", AND 6’ DIAMETER DUCTILE IRON PIPE, VALVES, AND APPURTENANCES INVITATION TO BID The Government of Belize (GOBZ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD 3,480,000 towards the cost of the Belize River Valley Rural Water Project, and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible pa yments under the contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOBZ and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject i n all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the Un ited Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOBZ shall derive any rights from the Financing Ag reement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. GOBZ will execute the project through Belize Water Services Limited (BWS), and a Resident Consultant Engineer within BWS will b e responsible for the day-to-day management of project activities. Engineering Consultants have been retained by BWS to assist in the tender administration and supervision of the contract. BWS hereby invites eligible firms to submit bids for the supply of 2", 3", 4", and 6" diameter Ductile Iron Pipe, Valves, and A ppurtenances. The appurtenances are required for new a forty five (45) mile PVC pipe water network. Consideration will be limited to firms, or joint ventures of f irms, which are legally incorporated or otherwise organised in, and have their principal place of business in an eligible country or countries and are either: (a)more than 50% beneficially-owned by a citizen or citizens and/or a bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country or countries, or by a body corporate or bodies corporate meeting these requirements; or (b)owned or controlled by the government of an eligible country provided that it is legally and financially autonomous and oper ated under the commercial law of an eligible country. Eligible countries are member countries of CDB. Bidding documents will be available as at December 7th, 2012, at the address below between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Written applications must be clearly marked: “REQUEST FOR BID DOCUMENTS FOR THE SUPPLY OF DUCTILE IRON PIPE, VALVES, AND APPURTENANCES”. The documents may be purchased upon payment of a non-refundable fee of BZD200.00 or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency for each set. Applicants who request that the documents be forwarded to them are required to submit an account number from a courier agent in Belize, which will accept f reight collect charges. The documents will be dispatched by the designated courier upon receipt of the fee. Under no circumstances will BWS be held respon sible for late delivery or loss of the documents so dispatched. Bids shall be valid for a period of ninety (90) days after the closing date for submission of bids and must be accompanied by a bid security of twenty thousand Belize dollars (BZD20,000.00) or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency. Completed tender documents together with all required enclosures shall be placed in a sealed envelope marked “TENDER FOR SUPPLY OF DUCTILE IRON PIPE, VALVAES AND APPURTENANACES” and deposited in the tender box at the address below by 1600 hours on January 18, 2013. Each sealed envelope should include the name and address of the bidder. They will be opened at the same address at 1630 hours on the same day in the presence of representative(s) of any bidder who wishes to attend. Bids will not be accept ed after the tender box is closed. BWS reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to annul the process and reject all bids, at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected prospective bidder(s) or any obligation to inform the affected prospective bidder(s) of the grounds f or BWS action. BWS will not defray any costs incurred by any bidder in the preparation of bids. RESIDENT CONSULTANT ENGINEER Belize Water Services Limited #7 Central American Boulevard P. O. Box 150 Belize City BELIZE Tele: 501-222-4757 Fax: 501-222-4238 Email: rec@bwsl.com.bz Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that STEVEN HALL is applying for a MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate GUMBOLIMBO JUNGLE LODGE located in Georgevill Village the Cayo District. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 16, 2012 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 Something underhanded is going on. Unethical people could be trying to manipulate certain situations in order to turn them to their own benefit. Be careful! Steer clear of any "political" conversations, and refrain from commenting on any situation or listening to gossip. On the positive side, your intuition is sharp, so you should be able to sense the trustworthy. Lucky numbers: 04, 50, 63. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 If you have been thinking about executing legal papers of any kind, this isn't the week to do it. Any contract entered into this week is likely to have confusing clauses and obscure language that you may not understand and that potentially could be used against you. This also isn't the day to start or even plan a journey of any kind. However, it's a great day for reading or meditation. Lucky numbers: 29, 71, 98. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Money matters look uncertain and a bit deceptive. This isn't a good day to enter into any kind of investment program, negotiate salaries or commissions, or change banks. Your dreams may be a bit disturbing, but this likely reflects fears from the past rather than dangers in the future. Write them down, however. You may learn a lot about yourself by studying the symbols. Lucky numbers: 13, 35, 54. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 New people may come into your life this week. If you get bad vibes from one of them, trust your instincts! Signs are that you will meet at least one new acquaintance who isn't trustworthy. This isn't a good day to enter into any kind of partnership, nor is it a good day to get married or even propose marriage. Put all plans for cementing partnerships on hold for a Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers few days! Lucky numbers: 18, 32, 87. LEO: July 24 to August 21 You might wake up feeling a little under the weather, perhaps too tired to go anywhere, and you will want to stay in. Perhaps this is the best course of action for today. You may be tired and a bit stressed out and more vulnerable than usual to any bugs may be going around at this time. Drink lots of juices and get some rest. Tomorrow you will probably feel much better. Lucky numbers: 21, 44, 68. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 This week you might get the feeling that someone in your family is hiding something. The atmosphere might be strained and somewhat tense. Your natural inclination is to try to spread oil on troubled waters to return the situation to normal, but this isn't likely to be the right course of action here. Let things ride. Whoever is hiding something isn't likely to reveal it. Lucky numbers: 25, 48, 76. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Gossip you hear this week might make you angry. You are likely to sense it isn't true. Take nothing at face value this week. Check the facts before making any judgments. Discontent is in the air and when people are disgruntled, they tend to say things they don't mean. Avoid the temptation to be confrontational. It will only make things worse. Try to spend some time alone if you can. Lucky numbers: 09, 30, 61. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 There is more than meets the eye to a money situation this week. There could be errors in your financial records, or someone may not be telling the truth about an important item. You are a caring, trusting person, but this isn't the week to blindly accept anyone's statements. Check the facts and see for yourself, then act accordingly in order to see to your own best interests. Lucky numbers: 06, 23, 84. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 This week you probably aren't going to feel very friendly. You are most likely to want to sequester yourself at home and not see or speak to anyone. If your need for solitude is that strong, indulge it. You won't do yourself any good by forcing contact with others. You might feel a little out of sorts physically, so it's especially important to eat right and get lots of vitamin C. Lucky numbers: 02, 37, 56. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Self-control is the word for this week. Others' unethical behavior could trigger some long-buried anger that might make you want to lash out at those responsible. This won't solve anything. The best way to handle these rather explosive emotions is honest communication, but this week it could deteriorate into arguments. Try counting to ten before confronting anyone. It works! Lucky numbers: 05, 16, 43. AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 Anger and resentment caused by past hurts could come up this week, at times tempting you to burst into tears. Don't fight it. Just find someplace where you can be alone and let it out. This is only a symptom of personal and spiritual growth on your part. Releasing the past clears the way for breakthroughs in the future. You could wake up tomorrow morning feeling like a changed person! Lucky numbers: 11, 39, 81. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Someone you think of as a friend may prove less than trustworthy this week. There are indications of deception all around you. Perhaps someone is keeping something from you or telling outright lies. Don't be too suspicious of anyone, but check the facts of a situation before you take someone's word for anything. It's always best to do that anyway. Lucky numbers: 40, 66, 93 CELL: 610-3503 or 627-9966 TEL: 824-4971 SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE Best Service, Best Prices, Always, Hudson St. S.I Get Your Chirstmas Shopping Done At Shopper’s Choice For Every $500 Dollars Spent at our store you will receive a SURPRISE. 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Sunday, December 16, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13I. Duties The 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 for 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 performed 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. V A CANCY 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 (IAD B, 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, supporte d 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 Magician and Parrot HODE’S PLACE Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!!We Are Located In The Savannah Area of San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District. We Cater For Large & Small Groups as Well as for private functions, parties and meetings. For more Information and for deliveries within town limits,please call us at: 804-2522 GRILL GRILL GRILL GRILL GRILLBAR BAR BAR BAR BARGame Room Game Room Game Room Game Room Game Room A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The audience would be different each week, so the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again. There was only one problem: The captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick. Once he understood he started shouting in the middle of the show : "Look, it's not the same hat." "Look, he is hiding the flowers under the table" "Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades?" The magician was furious but couldn't do anything; it was, after all, the captain's parrot. One day the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself on a piece of wood in the middle of the ocean with the parrot, of course. They stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word. This went on for a day and another and another. After a week the parrot said: "OK, I give up. Where's the boat?" ADVERTISE YOUR CHRISTMAS SPECIALS WITH THE STAR Newspaper Call Anytime 626-8841 626-8822starnewspaper@gmail.com

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Page 16 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 16, 2012 The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust and the Anglican Cathedral College Inaugurate Library Belmopan City, Wednesday December 12, 2012 The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust is pleased to have partnered with the Anglican Cathedral College to establish a fully functional Library for this very important and prestigious institution. In mid October, The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust provided a grant of $54,000 to the Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) to finance the renovation works for the establishment of a fully functioning library at ACC. The renovation commenced immediately after grant approval and was completed over a period of eight (8) weeks. Renovation works included repair to parts of the ceiling, ti ling of floor, obtaining and assembling of two (2) book shelves, construction of counter for computers, painting of ceiling and wall s, construction of bag cubicles, installation of three windows and two doors and installation of air conditioning units. The proje ct also included purchasing of 40 padded chairs and a Librarian workspace. The new library will serve 550 students and will continue to facilitate the educational development objectives of this Institution. The inauguration was held this morning and the guest speaker was th e Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Honorable Patrick Farber. The Trust takes this opportunity to applaud the, students, faculty, staff and management of the Anglican Cathedral College for their dedication and commitment to continuously improve the learning environment at their school and facilitate the development of ou r youth. The Trust is committed to continue working closely with our partners to unlock the potential of the Belizean people and is proud to engage in meaningful partnerships such as this that seeks to advance the development of our Country. The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) is a partnership between the Government of Belize and Belize Natural Energy Limited, established by Deed of Trust dated February 25th 2008. The Trust was established to make a difference in the lives of Belizeans and thus seeks to empower people and communities to thrive in a harmonious, socially and environmentally responsible manner so that they can be the conscious architects of their own Ihture. The Trusts mission is to serve as a catalyst for people and communities to bel ieve in themselves so they can achieve their full potential. Opportunities for development are provided through grants for educationalrelated proj ects, capacity building programs and initiatives that support the social environment. For more information on the BNECT, visit www .bnetrust.org KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP Located under the Mallorca Hotel on Burns Avenue.KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP CONGRATULATES NAZIM JUAN ON HIS VICTORY IN THE TASTE OF BELIZE BBQ COMPETITION AND BEING AWARDED THE TITLE OF GRILL MASTER 2012.KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP IS PROUD TO HAVE PROVIDED THE MEAT USED BY MR JUAN HELPING TO SECURE HIS VICTORY. KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP KO-OX HAN-NAH MEAT SHOP WHERE TENDERNESS AND FLAVOUR MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. Tony Mai Butane ServiceWe are people you know!WE ARE OPEN Sunday to Sunday WE DELIVER within Town Limits Call us at 666-662354 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Cayo istrict, Belize C.A Plumbing, Electircal & Construction Needs. Now offering Professional Building Maintenance ServicesNew Tires We are your best choice for Plumbing & Electrical Building Maintenance Services. Taxi Operators Buying Tires Will be Offered A Special Discounted Rate Western Hardware has all your Plumbing, Electrical & Construction supplies under one roof at reasonable prices. Ask for what you do not see, we can find those hard to get items. Why travel out of town to buy your supplies when Western Hardware can satisfy all your“Your One Stop Construction & Home Improvement Shop” Phone: 824-2572/3494 Fax: 8243240 E-mail: westernhardware@hotmail.com 54 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Cayo istrict, Belize C.A

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 17 ‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent Archaeological Sites’TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR FINANCE/ PROCUREMENT OFFICER BACKGROUND: The Belize Tourism Board has received a grant from the European Union and the Government of Belize under the Belize Rural Devel opment Project II for an Action ‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent Archaeological Sites’ Additional funding is provided by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). The project is being executed by BTB, with the assistance of NICH and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The project will be over 24 months. The objectives of the project are to: (1) Improve economic opportunities in rural communiti es and contribute to the reduction of poverty; and (2) Enhance the tourism experience through improvement to tourism infrastructure and services at selected archaeological si tes. The project anticipates the following results: (1) Improved Product and Service Monitoring Systems; (2) Improved Health and Saf ety Provisions at selected archaeological sites; (3) Diversified community based tourism products and services.CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION: 1. Starting Date and Duration: The Finance Officer shall be employed by the action for the period of twentyfour months (24) consecutive calendar months, starting January 1st, 2013. 2. Reporting Arrangements: The FinanceOfficer will report to the Project Coordinator and BTB’s Director of Finance. 3. Place of Work: Belize Tourism Board Office, Belize City, Belize. Field trips to the selected archaeological sites and adjacent communities ar e expected to take place throughout the project duration. 4. Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor of Science or Master’s Degree in Accounting, or Financial Management, or Business Administration or Audit ing or other related field. At least 5 years relevant experience in financial management and/or procurement. Experience with the EU finance management wi ll be an asset. Competencies: To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following: o Knowledge of Financial Reporting and Procurement Procedures o Good presentation skill are a definite plus of the EU or other recognized International Organizations would be an asset. o Good knowledge of Accounting Software and tools o Basic knowledge of Auditing o Good knowledge of International Accounting Procedure and Standard o Able to set priorities and identify any area that requires further research. o Have good judgment, problem solving skills and able to multitask o Able to set timelines and meet deadlinesPAYMENT SCHEDULE: The Administrative Officer will be paid a monthly salary at the rate to be negotiated during contracting, based on qualificati on and experience. Grant Contract FED/2012/306-304 DUTIES: 1. The Financial/ Procurement Officer shall assist the Project Coordinator in the following tasks: a. Submission of monthly report to the Belize EU National Authorising Office, the PSC and BTB’s Director of Finance including a ctivities undertaken and challenges to be address with recommendation for action b. Production of progress and final project reports. 2. Responsible for the preparation of the procurement documents, utilizing sustainable procurement practices, while adhering to EU policies prior to issuing the public tender. 3. Schedule, organize and facilitate bidding meetings related to quotations, tenders and proposals. Prepare recommendation for award. Provide suppliers debriefing sessions, when requested, with unsuccessful respondents. 4. Primary liaison to prepare and review all documentation relating to all Service/ Technical Assistance, Works and Supplies Co ntracts, and Disbursement Projection Matrix and to produce progress/ evaluation reports for review across the development and implementation stages o f the Action. 5. Monitor contracts and performance to implement corrective action when required. Prepare a contract report on each contract p eriodeach activity carried out and the corresponding outputs/deliverables shall be described. 6. Prepare Programme Budgets, Procurement Plans, Payroll and Bidding documents for audits in line with EU guidelines. 7. Maintain accurate financial accounting records for the action in line with the standard financial reporting requirements of the EU. 8. Monitor and report on budget execution on a continuous basis (daily, weekly and monthly). 9. Prepare and maintain monthly the cash flow projection for the period of time for which funding is available. 10. Attend inspection meetings to all work sites in coordination with NICH and relevant authorities and ensure adherence to th e specifications stated in the Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Sites and Attractions Standards and Project Proposal. 11. Prepare and submit post-project recommendations to BTB, NICH and Ministry of Tourism and Culture for follow up action. 12. Achievement of outputs/deliverables should be stated and any reason or corrective action taken for challenges that arise. Applications should be directed to: Director of Administration64 Regent Street Belize City, Belize Tel: 501-227-2420 kfaber@travelbelize.org or jhemmans@travelbelize.org Deadline for submissions is December 28th, 2012

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Page 18 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 16, 2012 ‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent Archaeological Sites’TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR POLICY COORDINATOR BACKGROUND: The Belize Tourism Board has received a grant from the European Union and the Government of Belize under the Belize Rural Devel opment Project II for an Action ‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent Archaeological Sites’ Additional funding is provided by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). The project is being executed by BTB, with the assistance of NI CH and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The project will be over 24 months. The objectives of the project are to: (1) Improve economic opportunities in rural communiti es and contribute to the reduction of poverty; and (2) Enhance the tourism experience through improvement to tourism infrastructure and services at sele cted archaeological sites. The project anticipates the following results: (1) Improved Product and Service Monitoring Systems; (2) Improved Health and Saf ety Provisions at selected archaeological sites; (3) Diversified community based tourism products and services. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION: 1. Starting Date and Duration: The Policy Coordinator shall be employed by the action for the period of eleven months (11) consecutive calendar months, starting January 1st, 2013. 2. Reporting Arrangements: The Policy Coordinator will report to the Project Coordinator. 3. Place of Wor k: Belize Tourism Board Office, Belize City, Belize. Field trips to the selected archaeological sites and adjacent communities ar e expected to take place throughout the project duration. 4. Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor of Science or Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration or Bachelors in related filed wi th at least 3-5 years experience in policy development At least 2-3 years relevant experience Competencies: To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following: o Knowledge of Legal & Regulation and Policy Framework of Belize o Knowledge of Health and Safety Standards in the Re gion. o Knowledge of International and Regional policies & standards o Able to coordinate consultation process in developing governing Parks and Attraction Management standards and policies. o Knowledge on how to create effective operational manuals for o Good presentation skills are a definite plus management of sites o Able to set priorities and identify any area that requires further research. o Have supervisory skills, good judgment problem solving skills and able to multitask o Able to set timelines and meet deadlines DUTIES: 1. The Policy Coordinator shall review and be familiar with all documents relating to policy creation and implementation includ ing the BelizeStandards Act Chapter 295, Revised Edition Section 6 with supporting Statutory Instrument No. 23 of 1997 (StandardsPreparation and D eclarationRegulations). 2. Act as the primary liaison to develop standards based on existing national legislation, international/ regional obligations, such as the, Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Site and Attractions Standards with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Mo TC), Belize Bureau Standards (BBS) and the Technical Committee for Tourism. 3. Liaise with MoTC, BBS and the Technical Committee for Tourism guiding the proposed standards through the proper channels of scrutiny with the goal of having Parliament endorse and adopt these standards. 4. Spearhead the production of Health and Safety Manuals and the introduction and implementation of the health and safety provi sions established. This includes training workshops and other means of consultation. 5. Execute with the Quality Assurance Department -Cave and Rescue Training Programme 6. Attend inspection meetings to all work sites in coordination with NICH and relevant authorities and ensure adherence to the specifications stated in the Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Sites and Attractions Standards and Project Proposal. 7. Produce progress/evaluation reports for review by the Project Coordinator and the Project Steering Committee across the deve lopment and implemen tation stages. 8. Prepare and submit post-project recommendations to BTB, NICH and Ministry of Tourism and Culture for follow up action. PAYMENT SCHEDULE: The Administrative Officer will be paid a monthly salary at the rate to be negotiated during contracting, based on qualificati on and experience. Grant Contract FED/2012/306-304 Applications should be directed to: Director of Administration64 Regent Street Belize City, Belize Tel: 501-227-2420 kfaber@travelbelize.org or jhemmans@travelbelize.org Deadline for submissions is December 28th, 2012

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 19 BELIZE CITY, Wednesday, December 12, 2012: In mid October, the Belize Natural Energy Trust provided a grant of $54,000 to the Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) for the renovation of a fully functioning library. Today, the Inauguration ceremony for the newly renovated library 10:00 a.m. Mistress of Ceremony for the event was Ms. Sherlene Cabral The program got underway with the opening prayer by Barry White The national anthem was performed by the school’s recorder group and the welcome address was delivered by Jaime Williams Principal’s remarks was delivered by Principal Ismael Requena and this was followed by student Asher Lopez reciting a poem. The introduction of the Chairman of the Belize Natural Energy Trust, Daniel Gutierez was delivered by Ryan Bainton Chairman Gutierez then addressed the gathering saying “Minister of Education, youth and sports The Hon. Patrick Faber, The Rt. Reverend Philip Wright Bishop of the Diocese of Belize and Chairman of the Board of Governors, friend, colleague on the BNE Trust and Principal Mr. Ismael Requena, Ms. Sharon Ramclam General Manager of the BNE Charitable Trust, and staff of the Trust, members of the management team of ACC, invited guests, faculty, staff, students, friends all, ...a pleasant good morning to each and every one. First of all, I bring a warm season’s greetings from the Board, management and staff of the Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust. In this chilly and sometimes wet season, the strength of our relationships, the bonds in our family, the camaraderie at our work places warms the heart and soothes the soul. I call tell you every single time I have come to this place of learning, I have been treated with nothing but warmth and welcome; a characteristic if I may so say, of the best places to work and learn. Congratulations Bishop you have here a great team. I want to publicly thank Anglican Cathedral College for inviting the Trust to participate in this library project. I want to congratulate management and staff of this school for their professionalism in working with us. Special praises are in order for Ms. Ramclam and her staff for organizing the execution of this project. As you all usually do, whether it’s library in the far north, here in Belize City, or a neighbourhood park or school building in the far south, job well done. You make the BNE Trust look good. It would be remiss of me not to underscore why we are here. And I can tell you that while clearly the revenues that developed this project come from oil and gas, the concept that brought this partnership together is uniquely Belizean, one we can and should be very proud of. My friends, although different people in different places are looking to develop a partnership modelled on the work of the Government of Belize and Belize Natural Energy Ltd. I can tell you with certainty, that the way BNE Limited and our government have partnered to build schools, build libraries, provide student loans, support teacher education, build parks and playgrounds, build infrastructure for the elderly, provide solar power for off-grid schools among many other projects, leads the way for corporate social responsibility, and real partnership between public and private interests, and for that we can all hold our heads very high. So again, I want to express our pride in playing a key role in the development of this library, and I want to applaud all those who did their part whether you painted a wall or accounted for expenditures your job was of importance and for your work we are grateful. To the ACC family I say enjoy the library, what happens herein, the transfer of knowledge to our children, is a greater resource than all mineral wealth Belize can ever find, so use the library but take care of it. While it is in your care, it serves the collective future of many; it inspires our youngsters to greatness so please take care of it. Finally, and to all, have a wonderful holiday season, and may god bless. “ The Chairman’s address was followed by a guitar item. Vanessa Alvarado was then called upon to give the introduction for the Guest Speaker of the event, Hon. Patrick Faber Minister of Education, Youth and Sports. In addressing those in attendance, Minister Faber reminded the students of the importance of reading and taking care of their new library and the book contained therein. The vote of thanks was delivered by Brandon Jackson and the closing prayer by Rudolph Dawson The cutting of the ribbon for the new library was done by Minister Faber and General Manager of Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust, Ms. Sharon Ramclam Invited guests and students were then invited to partake in the viewing of the new library. BNET Funds New Library For ACC

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