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Sunday, December 30, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 The Deceased Rene Vera, 36No Arrest Yet In The Murder of Rene VeraBelize House, Belmopan, Friday, December 28, 2012: Mr. Lionel L. Arzu, has been officially sworn in as the new Ombudsman for Belize. This took place in brief ceremonies this morning in the presence of the Governor-General of Belize, His Excellency Sir Colville Young. Mr. Arzu leaves behind his post as a teacher at Julian Cho Technical High School in the Toledo District, where he resides. Prior to this, he served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Belize, Toledo Campus; Project Coordinator for the Meso-American Project, and numerous other posts within the agricultural sector. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science Degree in International Commerce and Policy from Valparaiso University; a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with ManageSANTA ELENA TOWN, Sunday December 30, 2012: As the community records yet another murder with homosexual overtones, an arrest is yet to be made while the Christmas plans of the victim’s family was shattered and the remains of yet another productive male person was committed to the earth from whence it is said to have come. Funeral services for Rene Vera 36, Belizean laborer formerly of a Bishop Martin Street address in Santa Elena, Cayo was held at the Sacred Heart Church in San Ignacio, on Thursday, December 27. The body was laid to rest inside the Carmen Memorial Cemetery in Santa Elena. The sequence of events, which eventually ended in Vera’s death began on the night of Thursday, December 20 when he was seen socializing with a group of male friends inside the Princess Casino in San Ignacio. From the Princess, the group reportedly moved to a popular karaoke bar in San Ignacio. At closing time the party reportedly moved to Vera’s home on Bishop Martin Street in Santa Elena. It is reported that at around 1:00 am that Friday morning, Vera was seen sitting behind the steering wheel of his parked vehicle about two blocks from his residence in Santa Elena along with a male person sitting in the front passenger seat. While an arrest is yet to be made, in the process of the investigation, San Ignacio police has detained, questioned and released several persons including the individual he was seen with in the parked vehicle. It was around 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 29 when Vera’s male roommate, Juan Vega was dropped off at home, by a female who works with him at Blacaneaux Lodge, a resort in the Mountain Pine Ridge area. He reportedly asked the co-worker to wait while he checked if his roommate was at home. The opened front door reportedly seemed strange for Vega. Notwithstanding, he entered the house where he came upon a blood stained large rum bottle, the kind popularly referred to as “Elephant Foot”, on the floor inside the house as well as blood stains on the interior walls. He reportedly rushed outside and asked the co-worker to accompany him inside the house. The female reportedly followed a blood trail to one of the two bedrooms inside the house where, upon pushing open the door, she first saw the victim’s foot as he laid on the floor. Both Vega and the female colleague rushed outside the house and called the police. A team of policemen arrived on the scene shortly thereafter. Upon Please Turn To Page 2 Ombudsman Mr. Lionel L. Arzu Introducing The Nation’s New Ombudsman, Mr Lionel L. Arzu ment and Computer Science concentration from Knoxville College. No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 341 Sunday, December 30, 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 All Going Down Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio All Going Down Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio All Going Down Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio All Going Down Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio All Going Down Inside Princess Int’l San Ignacio Special New Years Eve Party At Perla Bar & Grill Special New Years Eve Party At Perla Bar & Grill Special New Years Eve Party At Perla Bar & Grill Special New Years Eve Party At Perla Bar & Grill Special New Years Eve Party At Perla Bar & Grill Monday December 31, 2012!!! Monday December 31, 2012!!! Monday December 31, 2012!!! Monday December 31, 2012!!! Monday December 31, 2012!!! Live Music With Lucio & The New Generation BandBring in the new year with music by Eclipse Sounds Eclipse Sounds Eclipse Sounds Eclipse Sounds Eclipse Sounds & Dj Diamond Dj Diamond Dj Diamond Dj Diamond Dj Diamond inside the Next Lounge

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Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 30, 2012 SHOPPERS’ CHOICE Corner Hudson St. San Ignacio Town, Belize C.A.Tel: 824-4971 Cell: 610-3503. E-mail: pradeep@btl.net This is the first time a Garifuna person in Belize has been appointed as Ombudsman and we should be proud of this especially given the fact that the chances for a Garifuna to be appointed to a post like this in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala is slim to never. I suspect that because he is a Garifuna someone is questioning whether he will be able to handle the responsibilities of the office. This did not occur when Paul Rodriguez a former Mayor of Belize City, was appointed as the first Ombudsman of Belize. We likewise did not see it happen when Cynthia Pitts was similarly appointed until the recent expiration of her contract. I do not know Mr. Lionel Arzu but reviewing at his academic credentials, given the necessary support, he should have no problems doing the job. The Ombudsman's main duty is to receive complaints from citizens on any matter where they feel that their constitutional rights have been violated. Our Government should consider formulating Civil Rights Laws to be supervised by a Civil Rights Commission that will include Representatives from the Government, the opposition parties who gained a fixed percentage of votes in the last General Election and the Governor General that will monitor the enforcement of the laws. Then, the Ombudsman should be the head of the office of Civil Rights and Justice, have a staff and a Legal Advisor with Investigators to look into complaints and prosecute violators of the Civil Rights Laws. If we do not make changes to the role of this office, then the Ombudsman will just be a puppet post and the holder of that office will be frustrated, ineffective and eventually abandon the post without any major accomplishment. Questioning The Appointment Of The New Ombudsman Of Belize. Is It Really Because He Is A Garifuna?BY: Wellington C. Ramos Columnist Ombudsman Mr. Lionel Arzu entering the bedroom they found the deceased, lying on his left side on the floor in a pool of blood. He was wearing a grey undershirt with a brown three quarter pants. He was barefooted. The body was removed from the scene and transported to the Community Hospital in San Ignacio were, on arrival, it was officially pronounced dead. Apart from a knock in the back of the head, which is suspected to have been inflicted with the large rum bottle, a thorough check of the body revealed no less than nine stab wounds to the body as follows: Four to the left side of the chest, two to the left arm near the elbow, one to the left side of the body under the arm pit, one under the neck and another to the left side of the chin. After the inspection the body was placed inside the morgue at the Community Hospital in San Ignacio. The body was transported to the morgue at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City on Monday, December 24 where the postmortem examination, conducted by police Forensic Specialist Dr. Mario Estradabran, certified the cause of death as “Traumatic asphyxiation due to multiple stab wounds”. Among those detained, questioned and released, was the victim’s 21 year old cousin who was reportedly was seen socializing with the group on Thursday night. The cousin was found with several scratches and bruises to the body suggesting that he was involved in a recent altercation. An arrest is yet to be made as the police investigation continues. May the soul of Rene Vera rest in eternal peace. No Arrest Yet In The Murder of Rene Vera From Front Page Electronics. Digicell & Smart phones. Kitchen Appliances. Cosmetics. Furniture (wardrobes, kitchen cabinets, bed & matress, chest of drawers, entertainment center. LCD TV’S. Window & Split AC units. washing machine. Refrigerators. Stoves. Bicycles. Motor Cycle. ETC... Wishing Everyone a Blessed and Prosperous New YearTo All Belizeans From To All Belizeans From To All Belizeans From To All Belizeans From To All Belizeans From the Management & Staff of the Management & Staff of the Management & Staff of the Management & Staff of the Management & Staff ofThe Belize Airports Authority The Belize Airports Authority The Belize Airports Authority The Belize Airports Authority The Belize Airports Authority May The New Year May The New Year May The New Year May The New Year May The New Year Bring Abundant Bring Abundant Bring Abundant Bring Abundant Bring Abundant Blessing and Blessing and Blessing and Blessing and Blessing and Prosperity To You Prosperity To You Prosperity To You Prosperity To You Prosperity To You and Your Family. and Your Family. and Your Family. and Your Family. and Your Family.

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 30, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION PUBLIC AUCTION PUBLIC AUCTION PUBLIC AUCTION PUBLIC AUCTIONBY ORDER OF THE MORTGAGEES DEVELOPMANT FINANCE CORPORATION CERTIFIED AND LICENSED AUCTIONEER MIGUEL .A.ELLIS WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES. On Tuesday 15th January 2013 @ 10.30 AM AT THE DFC Office In Belmopan. No. Description Site Development Pictures All that piece or parcel of land being Parcel No. 1259, Block No. 23 in the San Ignacio South Registration Section, together with all buildings and erections standing and being thereon, held under Land Certificate, being the Freehold property of JACOB MARTINEZ. A2-bedroom, 1-bathroom concrete bungalow house (451 sq.ft.). Site dimensions: approx. 55X98. Property is situated in the Carlos Habet Housing Area. 1 2 All that piece or parcel of land being Parcel No. 1934, Block No. 23 in the San Ignacio South Registration Section, together with all buildings and erections standing and being thereon, held under Land Certificate, being the Freehold property of ELVINA ROSANA GARCIA. A concrete bungalow measuring 65 x 90 in dimension. Area Size: 722.52 sq.yds. Swamy Housing Area 3 Parcel No. 1236, Block 23, San Ignacio South Registration Section, Cayo District, held under Land Certificate, being the freehold property of GUALBERTO BOL. A 2-bedroom Bungalow house containing 1dining & living room combined, 1-kitchen with 1 bathrooms with an entrance porch. Size: 622.47 S.Y. Dimensions: 56 X 100. Habet Housing Area 4 All that lot piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 341, situate in Bullet Tree Falls Village Expansion, Cayo District, together with all developments and erections standing and being thereon, held under Minister's Fiat Lease dated the 7th day of November, 2000, being the leasehold property of ANTONIO TZIB. A 3-bedroom bungalow house containing 1dining, 1living room, 1-kitchen with 1 bathroom. Size: 555.556 S.Y. 5 Parcel No. 8009 ,containing 708.614 square meters, Block 20, Belmopan Registration Section, Cayo District, held by Land Certificate dated September 16, 2010, being the freehold property of CAMESHA BORLAND surety for DIRK JASON LAINFIESTA. Empty parcel of land. Size: 708.614 s.m. Parcel 2580, Block 23, San Ignacio South Registration section being the freehold title of VINCENT BERNARD KERR) (previously Lot No. 116 (422.932 s.m.) situated south in the vicinity of San Ignacio Town, held under Deed of Conveyance dated 7th day of November, 2008) A two-bedroom, 1 bathroom prefrabricated bungalow house 50 x 89 feet approx 505.83 s.y. (Shawville Site; T&D Housing Site) Miguel A. Ellis Cell: 621-1243 email: belizeauctions@hotmail.com Tony MaiButane Service“We are people you know!” Keep The Fire Burning With Tony Mai Butane Service! WE ARE OPENSunday to SundayWE DELIVER within Town Limits Call us at 666-6623 # 1 Choice When It Comes To Quality & Service! Notice for the publication in newspaper of application for a moneylender ’ s cer tificate MONEY LENDERS APPLICATION 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. (30 December 2012 3rd publication)

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Sunday, December 30, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 Hon. Rene Montero Hon. Rene Montero Hon. Rene Montero Hon. Rene Montero Hon. Rene MonteroMinister of Works Minister of Works Minister of Works Minister of Works Minister of Works & & & & & Transport Transport Transport Transport TransportWishes To Take Take This Opportunity Wishes To Take Take This Opportunity Wishes To Take Take This Opportunity Wishes To Take Take This Opportunity Wishes To Take Take This Opportunity To Wish All Residence of Cayo Central To Wish All Residence of Cayo Central To Wish All Residence of Cayo Central To Wish All Residence of Cayo Central To Wish All Residence of Cayo Central A Most blessed And Prosperous A Most blessed And Prosperous A Most blessed And Prosperous A Most blessed And Prosperous A Most blessed And ProsperousNew Year New Year New Year New Year New Year

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 30, 2012 We carry a large assortment of TOYS for Boys & Girls at the best prices in town. Visit us today for ladies & gents watches in brand names such as Casio, Guess, Seiko, etc.. Other gift items includes fashion jewelry, games & games accessories. We offer the best & latest in music CD & DVD Movies For the month of December Buy 3 Music CD’S get one FREE!!! Buy 2 DVD’S & get one FREE!!! Ten Life-Changing Facts About AngerBy Gail Brenner, PhD. “Yes, I was angry. And I was a little afraid. After all I’ve not been free in so long. But, when I felt that anger well up inside of me, I realized that if I hated them after I got outside that gate, then they would still have me. I wanted to be free so I let it go.” ~Nelson Mandela upon leaving prison after 27 years of confinement Frustrated, impatient, raging… aaarrrrrrgh! Yes, it’s normal to feel angry – you are human, after all. But if anger causes problems in your life – if it interferes with your health and happiness – then consider these 10 life-changing facts. Get curious about anger, and you just might discover an untapped well of vital energy that improves your life circumstances and wakes you up to the whole of life. 1. It’s easier to feel anger than hurt. Anger tends to be a surface emotion. But if you look at what is driving the anger, you will often find hurt, pain, or fear. Can you tell the truth to yourself about what you are actually feeling? Can you meet the depth of your experience with supreme kindness? You might be surprised at the freedom you discover. 2. Anger has a strong physical component. Bring out the microscope when you are angry, and you will find strong physical sensations – tightness, contraction, burning. Anger is a fiery emotion full of energy. If you don’t want to be caught in anger, bring your attention right into these physical sensations. Without running a story in your mind, fully allow yourself to feel what is present. It might be difficult, but you won’t actually combust, I promise you. Be real with your sensations, and eventually the anger will stop controlling you. 3. Perfectionists are angry. Are you a perfectionist? Then take We take photos for ID, Driver’s license, Family Portraits. Also Canadian & American Passport & Visa#6 Hudson Street, San Ignacio Tel: 824-2101 an honest look at what you are saying to yourself. You will undoubtedly find a repetitive loop playing in your mind that is harsher than you might imagine. Don’t kid yourself – this is anger. If you don’t want to be a slave to your perfectionist tendencies, then go to the root of the problem and learn to meet your anger with love. 4. Stories sustain anger. Angry stories barrel through our minds like an out-of-control train careening down the tracks. To find freedom from anger, you must recognize the story and see that repeating it doesn’t serve you. Yes, what happened happened. But how much longer are you going to let it be your ball and chain? Here are some strategies to help you soften the story: ** Open up with compassion to everyone involved, including yourself. ** Recognize that you are bringing the past into the present by repeating the story endlessly. ** Bring your full attention into the sensations you are experiencing in the moment. ** Commit to bringing all your actions in alignment with what you really, really want. 5. Anger comes from an overblown sense of selfimportance. Often, what underlies anger are statements like, “I’m right” and “I want my way.” There is a huge attachment to “I” and the beliefs that “I” holds that causes separation and disharmony. Recognize these “I” -focused statements and know that they keep you locked into one way of thinking. Then inquire: ** Am I really right? ** Does this wanting to be right serve me – and others? ** What does it mean to want my own way? What are the implications? ** Exploration of these “I”-focused beliefs can lead you to untangle the deepest knots that block your happiness. 6. Anger causes separation. Speaking of separation, what are the effects when you are angry? Anger pushes people away, scares them, makes them fight back or shut down. Relationships don’t have room to breathe when they are defined by anger. “How could you?” “You shouldn’t have…” Sound familiar? Remember that anger – or any reaction – is not the fault of the other. If you are angry, look within yourself. Lovingly investigate what has been triggered in you, and your whole perspective on the situation will shift. 7. Anger gets attention. Maybe you express anger because you want attention. Depending on the circumstance, this could be a useful strategy. But consider this: there may be other ways for you to express yourself so that you are heard. Open up your mind and heart to all the possibilities. 8. Unexplored anger can mute your experience of life. 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Sunday, December 30, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 This is a good week for quiet contemplation. You may have worried about finances lately, but there is no longer any need to concern yourself. All signs indicate that your financial fortunes are about to change. You have been working hard and should reap some rewards. Today's aspects suggest that you will. Enjoy your newfound peace of mind, but don't go out and use the credit cards in celebration! Lucky numbers: 79, 82, 96. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 You are bound to enjoy this week! It's full of possibilities and opportunities. It may begin routinely, but keep your eyes and ears open for hints of change. Your new adventure may come about in a mundane way. You might meet someone in line at the store who becomes a business partner. Or maybe you will meet a romantic interest at the ATM. Adventure is all around. Trust that you will find it! Lucky numbers: 16, 50, 71. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Forget about work for a change and focus instead on your love life! This is one area that can really use some attention. There is no sense waiting for your partner to do it. It's up to you. Why not book a romantic weekend? It will do wonders for your relationship and add spark just by anticipating the fun you will have. Your commitment should mean more than your independence. Lucky numbers: 02, 28, 41. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 You greet the week energized! Your confidence is at an all-time high because of recent events. You have every reason to be proud of what you have accomplished, especially at work. But your love life could benefit from the same level of commitment. Why not be proactive? Arrange a romantic evening for you and your partner. What a difference a few hours can make in your relationship! Lucky numbers: 21, 36, 89. LEO: July 24 to August 21 You have strong humanitarian instincts. You think of your fellow humans more than most. This, combined with your intuition and empathy, makes you well suited for the healing professions. If you have felt a bit disgruntled at work lately, it may be that you are in the wrong career. Consider training as a Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers counselor or therapist. You would be good at it and help a lot of people. Lucky numbers: 07, 23, 39. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 You have been more thoughtful lately and more true to yourself. This is due to your recent introspection. You really can change your life. All it takes is time and commitment. You have made great progress in your development. Continue on this path and you will wind up in a much better place. Keep your eye on the goal, but don't be so focused that you forget to enjoy the journey. Lucky numbers: 33, 54, 78. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 You are feeling confident and more comfortable in your own skin than you have in a long time. You are so accomplished, why are you the last one to acknowledge it? Try to look up from your desk long enough to socialize with friends and loved ones. You have been so focused on work that your relationships may have suffered a bit. Spend some quality time with those you care about. Lucky numbers: 14, 45, 76. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 It is time to loosen up. The planetary aspects bring a new cycle of tolerance and understanding your way. You could use a bit of both. Take baby steps as you introduce the kinder, gentler you to your friends and co-workers. They won't accept a rapid transformation, but they won't mind gradual changes. Listen more and speak less. This can make a big difference in a relationship. Lucky numbers: 18, 43, 92. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Remember all those resolutions you made in the past? It's time to recommit to them. All signs indicate that you need to take better care of yourself. You have been so busy working that exercising has begun to feel like a luxury you can't afford. Actually, exercise and proper nutrition are luxuries you can't afford to ignore. You are burning the candle at both ends. Stop before you burn out completely! Lucky numbers:10, 25, 64. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 This is an auspicious time for you. It gives you the energy and enthusiasm to make the necessary changes in your life. There is a lot of work to do, but you are up to it! First focus on your relationships. Your loved ones don't care about your professional successes. They want (and perhaps need) to spend more time with you. Do what you can to bring your life more into balance. Lucky numbers: 37, 58, 74. AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 You have great creativity inside you. Use it, don’t hide it! Your creative cycle will last for the next month or so. Don't let it pass without taking advantage of it. Use the other side of your brain for a change. 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Treat That Special someone in your life to some High Quality Custom Made Furniture: Beds, Chest Of Drawers, Tables, Entertainment Centers, Flat Scree TV, Stoves, Cell Phones, Clothing, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Boxers, Shoes, Bicycles, Lawn Mowers, Clothing and so much more. # 5A Burns Avenue, San Ignacio Cayo. Tel: 824-3665 Best In Quality, Prices & Service Happy New Year Happy New Year Happy New Year Happy New Year Happy New Year 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013

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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 30, 2012I. 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 BENQUE VEIJO, Wednesday, December 26, 2012: Zone 4 Neighborhood Watch Program under the leadership of Captain Samuel Bruce since 2008; participating with the Community Policing Effort of Police Sub-Formation Benque Viejo, produced a spectacular event for the residents, with their annual Christmas Bash for the community of Benque Viejo. Located at the spacious multipurpose community park on Mr. Bruce’s property, the party had all the trimmings; Stone constructed community center, 3-tents, chairs, DJ kahlib sound system, bathroom facilities, electric & water supply, two football courts, volleyball court, running track, BMX Bike track, and Benque Viejo Christmas Bash swimming pool under construction. Event coordinators all Volunteer’s; Zone Captain & Special Constable S.C. Samuel Bruce zone lieutenants; S.C. Amin Avilez C.O.P. Irma Puc S.C. Manuel Sosa S.C. Steve Richert sports coaches Pablo Uck and other volunteer’s Otto Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Rafa Martinez, Luis Lisbey Anthony Gillett, Sydellie Leslie, Trampoline and games supervisors; Milton Sandoval, Gene Bruce, Zinnia Longsworth, and Georgia Murray. Bash Activities were: The Master of Ceremonies S.C. Amin Avilez at the Helm, Live Entertainment with Orchidea Negra Dance Group, singing Duet Lucille & Luis Mendez activities; Youth Football competition, Volleyball, Baggo toss, Croquet, Trampoline, musical chairs, Ladies dance competition, girls dance competition, Boys dance competition, quiz for prizes of anti-crime questions, 3-pinatas with over 100lbs. of candies, and educating the public on the importance of the Neighborhood Watch, the concept of “crime stoppers” program to help keep Please Turn To Page 9

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Sunday, December 30, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 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 Happy New Year to all our friends & CustomersBELIZE WATER SERVICES LIMITED BELIZE RIVER VALLEY RURAL WATER PROJECT INSTALLATION OF APPROXIMATELY 44 MILES OF PVC AND DUCTILE IRON WATER MAINS, 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 payments 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 in 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 United Nations Security Council t aken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOBZ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the pro ceeds 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 interested eligible firms to present their sealed bids for Contract H1, Contract H2 and Contract H3. Bidders may bid on any single Contract, any two Contracts, or on all three Contracts The Contracts are further described as: Contract H1: Installation of approximately 14 miles of PVC and Ductile Iron Water Mains, Valves and Appurtenances in Burrell Boom, Flower’s Bank, Scotland Halfmoon and Bermudian Landing Villages. Contract H2: Installation of approximately 15 miles PVC and Ductile Iron Water Mains, Valves and Appurtenances in Bermudian Landing, Isabella Bank, Lemonal, and Double Head Cabbage Villages. Contract H3: Installation of approximately 15 miles of PVC and Ductile Iron Water Mains, Valves and Appurtenances in Double Head Cabbage, Willows Bank, St. Paul’s Bank and Rancho Dolores Villages. Consideration will be limited to firms or joint ventures of firms which are legally incorporated or otherwise organized 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. The requirement for pre-qualification will include: (a)an average annual turnover (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last five years of (i) Belize Dollars (BZD) 750,000.00 equivalent in the case of consideration for one contract; (ii) Beliz e Dollars (BZD) 1,500,000.00 equivalent in the case of consideration for two contracts; (iii) Belize Dollars (BZD) 2,500,000.00 equivalen t in the case of consideration for all three contracts. (b)demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of (i) BZD 150,000.00 equivalent in the case of consideration for one co ntract; (ii) Belize Dollars (BZD) 300,000.00 equivalent in the case of consideration for two contracts; (iii) Belize Dollars (BZD) 450,000.0 0 equivalent in the case of consideration for all three contracts. (c)experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least two (2) assignments (including drainage assignments) of a nat ure and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity within the last five (5) years (to comply with this requirement, works q uoted should be at least 80 percent complete); and (d)Project Manager with five (5) years experience, which has been spent in works of an equivalent nature and volume, including not less than three (3) years as a Manager. Bidding documents will be available as at December 21st, 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 Installation Of Approximately 44 Miles Of PVC And Ductile Iron Water Mains, Valves And Appurtenances” The documents may be purchased upon payment of a non-refundable fee of BZ$300.00 per contract or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency for each set to the order of BWS Potential bidders who request that the documents be forwarded to them are required to submit an account number from a courier a gent in Belize, which will accept freight collect charges. The documents will be dispatched by the designated courier upon receipt of the fee. Under no circumstance will BWS be held responsible for late delivery or loss of the documents so dispatched. Bids shall be valid for a period of ninety (90) days after the closing date for submission of bids and must be accompanied by a bid security of Twenty Thousand Belize Dollars (BZ$ 20,000.00) or its equivalent in a free convertible currency. Completed tender documents together with all required enclosu res shall be placed in a sealed envelope which includes the name and address of the bidder and shall be clearly marked “Tender for Belize River Valley Rural Water Project – Installation of approximately 44 miles of PVC and Ductile Iron Water Mains, Valves and Appurtenances” and deposited in the tender box at the address below by 4:00 p.m. on or before January 25th, 2013. They will be opened at the same address at 4:15 p.m. on the same day in the presence of representative(s) of any bidder who wis hes to attend. Bids will not be accepted 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 for BWS act ion. 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 Telephone: 501-222-4757 Fax: 501-222-4238 Email: rec@bwsl.com.bz LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICES Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ROSALINA GILETTE is applying for the renewal of a REST & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Rosita’s Restaurant located on Wyatt St, San Ignacio 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 FRANSISCO ASKARI & AARON BEVIS is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Bamboo Bar & Tai Restaurant located in the Welcome Center, Savannah Area, SI in the Cayo District.Benque safe now and in the future by delivering a message “police and community as one” with the common goal of reducing crime and corruption. Hundreds of persons enjoyed the gift items that were given out; food baskets containing rice, cereals, candies, chips, can goods, 300lbs. of Rice, other items; toys, tee shirts, household articles, 1000’s of ideals, Benque Viejo Christmas Bash Continued From Page 8 juice, jewelry, hand bags, radio controlled cars, dolls, digicell phone cards, cash certificate from Atlantic Bank, and Zone 4 neighborhood Watch Calendars with all the emergency phone numbers including confidential crime line. Zone Captain Samuel Bruce ; wishes to thank all Please Turn To Page 11 the Volunteers, and sponsors that made this event possible with having so many activities coordinated at the same time for everyone’s enjoyment was a challenge, however by working together we can achieve the impossible and make it reality! Sponsors: Belize Telemedia, Atlantic Bank, Sam Bruce, ICB Insurance Co., Belize Custom’s Western Border, Riemer’s Feed Mill, Benque Viejo Cable Vision, Vega’s Distributing, BRC, Econo

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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 30, 2012 Rookie Police A rookie police officer was out for his first ride in a police truck with an experienced partner. A call came in telling them to disperse some people who were loitering. The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, "Let's get off the corner people." A few glances, but no one moved, so he barked again, "Let's get off that corner... NOW!" Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled stares in his direction. Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, "Well, how did I do?" “Pretty good," chuckled the vet, "especially since this is a bus stop." 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 very successful Belize City lawyer parked his brand-new Lexus in front of his office on Albert Street, ready to show it off to his colleagues. As he got out, a truck passed too close and tore off the door on the driver's side. The lawyer immediately grabbed his cell phone, dialed 911, and within minutes, a policeman pulled up. Before the officer had a chance to ask any questions, the lawyer started screaming hysterically. His Lexus, which he had just picked up the day before, was now completely ruined, no matter how the body shop might try to fix it. Too Materialistic When the lawyer finally wound down from his ranting and raving, the officer shook his head in disgust and disbelief. "I can not believe how materialistic you Belize City lawyers are ," the cop said. "You are so focused on your possessions that you don't notice anything else." "How can you say such a thing?", asked the lawyer. The cop replied: Don't you know that your left arm is missing from the elbow down? It must have been torn off when the truck hit you." "My Josh!" screamed the lawyer. "My Rolex!" Submitted by Ronald Garrison Two days before the group is to leave on a fishing trip, Ron's wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn't going. Ron's friends are very upset that he can't go, but what can they do. Two days later the three get to the camping site to find Ron sitting there with a tent set up, firewood gathered, and dinner cooking on the fire, sitting and having a cold beer. "Hell Ron, how long you been here, and how did you talk your wife into letting you go?" "Well, I've been here since last Ron’s Time Off night. Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my living room chair and my wife came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes and asked, 'Guess who?" I pulled her hands off, and there she was, wearing a nightie. She took my hand and pulled me into our bedroom. The room had candles and rose petals all over. On the bed she had handcuffs, and ropes! She told me to tie her up and cuff her to the bed, so I did. And then she said, "Do whatever you want." So, Here I am! 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 We AMS To Please CAYO RENTALS We Are Located at The San Ignacio UNO Service Station on Beque Viejo Road in San Ignacio V acancy For A Driver Vacancy exists for a driver/ salesman at the Western Gas Company Ltd. Applicants for the Available post must have good knowledge of all the areas within Santa Elena and San Ignacio, be sirong, flexible and cooperative. Interested persons can send in their letter of application to the Manager, Western Gas Company Limited or call 824-3206 for further information. AUTO MECHANIC Western Gas Co Ltd is offering a job opportunity FOR AN AUTO MECHANIC with proven ability to work with light duty and heavy duty carburation vehicles. The prospective employee must have: At least five years experience as an auto mechanic • Sound knowledge of carburation systems • Experience in operating a small workshop • Willingness to work flexible hours • Experience of keeping accurate records • Excellent communication skills Salary negotiable and dependent on qualifications, experince and ability to carry out job functions. Applicants may apply in person and must present two letters of reference from recent employers along with a police record. Deadline: January 15, 2013 Manager

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Sunday, December 30, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 Diesel, Western Diaries, Caribbean Tire, Tire Depot, Westrac, Ceiba Realty, David’s Super Store, Dra. Lesbia Cocom, Manuel Sosa, Elmer Guerra, Erwin Cocon, Tito Pacheco, Pacheco Hardware, Consulate General De Guatemala Hon. Noel Vasquez, Rocky’s Store, Crown Jewerly, Long Lucky Super Market, Zhen’s Supermarket, Jimmy’s Supermarket, Long Lucky Restaurant, Benque UNO Gas Station, Edgar Contreras, Kenny’s Store, Lin’s Supermarket, Novelo’s Gas Benque Viejo Christmas Bash Station, Benque Viejo Supermarket, Ruan’s Store, Jia Wang Restaurant, De Zin Grocery, Xu Guan Qi Chinese Restaurant, Happy Superstore, Alan’s Restaurant, Flamingo Realty, Simon Store, B.J. Institute, Terry’s Store, Huyong Supermarket, Mario Ineco. Special Note: This event like ALL the community events from Zone 4 Neighborhood Watch Program since 2008; was accomplished with hard work, dedication, and sponsors that believe in the effort and support Zone 4. Continued From Page 9

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 30, 2012Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that MANUEL POT is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Tequila Topical located in Bullet Tree 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 DAYIN LU is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Dayin Store located on Diaz St, Benque Veijo 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 ENRIQUE MARTINEZ is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Enriquez’s Bar located at 16 Melhado St, 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 TERESITA ROSALES is applying for the renewal of a RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Therese Tulip Panes located in Cristo Rey 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 DANIEL MONTGOMERY is applying for the renewal of a ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Road House located in Bullet Tree 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 YAN ZHU ZHAO is applying for the renewal of a SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Yan’s Store located on Jose Marti St, Benque Veijo Town in the Cayo District. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICES FOR THE YEAR 2013 Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that XIANG RONG CHEN is applying for the renewal of a SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Kenny’s Store located on Flamingo St, 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 MAGALI AUREVALO is applying for the renewal of a MATL & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Magali Bee Parlour located in Bullet Tree 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 JORGE RECINOS is applying for the renewal of a CONVENIENCE STORE LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Cost Less Mart located on Benque Veijo Rd, 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 ELMA AWE is applying for the renewal of a MALT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Carmita Saloon located on Independence St, 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 AMALIA SILVA is applying for the renewal of a SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Roses Store located on 11th Saint Joseph St, Benque Veijo 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 JONATHAN CARRIDI is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Mr. Greedy’s Pizzeria located at 34 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 MARIANA GALVEZ is applying for the renewal of a NIGHT CLUB LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Latino Mix located on Joseph Andrews Dr, 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 MARIANA GALVEZ is applying for the renewal of a NIGHT CLUB LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate La Ninfa De Mariana located on 23rd Back St, 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 FRANCISCO RUIZ is applying for the renewal of a REST & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Sanny’s Grill Restaurant located on 23rd St, 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 MARIA BOITON is applying for the renewal of a BEER/CONVENIENCE STORE LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Belchi Store located on # 17 La Loma Luz Bulvd, Santa Elena 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 MERCEDES CUZ is applying for the renewal of a MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Mercy Kitchen located on #157Andrews St, Santa Elena 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 ERMITA MARTINEZ is applying for the renewal of a ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Pride of Mopan located in Bullet Tree 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 JASON MOORE is applying for the renewal of a NIGHT CLUB LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Lucky 5 Bar located on Caracol Street in the Cahal Pech Area, 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 RYAN UTSMAN is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN GENERAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Island Time Beverages located at mile 62, 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 JOSEQUETZAL is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Montemagico located on 55 Riverside St. Benque Veijo 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 ANA VALDEZ is applying for the renewal of a CONVENIENCE STORE LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Suzy’s Store located in San Jose Succotz 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 MICK MASTERSON is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Misty Mountain Lodge located in Mountain Pine Ridge 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 NADEGE THOMAS is applying for the renewal of a RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Mystic River Resort located at Mile 6 on the Cristo Rey Road in the Cayo District.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) hereby notifies the public that, pursuant to Section 33(2) of the of the ELECTRICITY (TARIFFS, FEES AND CHARGES) BYELAWS, on December 27, 2012, it made its Final Draft in respect of Amendments to the 2012 Annual Review Proceeding (ARP) Final Decision for the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL). BEL made a submission for amendments to 2012 ARP Final Decision on December 10, 2012, for increases in the Mean Electricity Rate (MER) and previously approved tariffs due to unexpected increases in the cost of power. The Final Draft of Amendments to the 2012 ARP Final Decision provides for an approximate increase of 16.87% to the Mean Electricity Rate (MER) and previously approved tariffs, to be applied during the period January 1 to June 30, 2013. This represents an increase in the Mean Electricity Rate (MER) from 41.81¢ to 48.86¢. The Final Draft of Amendments to the 2012 ARP Final Decision may be viewed in its entirety at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission at 41 Gabourel Lane, Belize City, or on its Website at www.puc.bz. Interested Parties now have until 5:00PM on Monday, January 7, 2013, to file written comments to the PUC in regards to the Final Draft of Amendments to the 2012 ARP Final Decision before it is adopted or amended after consideration of such comments. Written comments maybe delivered to the offices of the PUC at4l Gabourel Lane, Belize City, orby email at info@dpuc.bz. Public Utilities Commission Public Notice Summary of Amendments to the 2012 APR Final Decision Proposed Mean Electricity Rate: 48.86 ¢ Customer Class Service Type/ Consumption Block Rate/Tariff $/Mth; $/KVA; $/KWhrSocial0 60 KWhrs 0.28 Minimum Charge 5.00 Residential0 50 KWhrs 0.38 51 200 KWhrs 0.48 > 200 KWhrs 0.51 Minimum Charge 6.00 Commercial Service Charge 125.00 0 10, 000 KWhrs 0.49 10, 001 20, 000 KWhrs 0.48 > 20, 000 KWhrs 0.47 Industrial 1 Service Charge 125.00 Demand (KVA) 39.00 Energy 0.36 Industrial 2 Service Charge 125.00 Demand (KVA) 24.00 Energy 0.32 Street Lights Energy 0.64 Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that BLACANEAUX LODGE is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate BLACANEAUX LODGE located in Mountain Pine Ridge 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 RAMON VARGAS is applying for the renewal of a MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Munchies Rest & Bar located at # 5 San Fransisco St, 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 THOMAS CHUN is applying for the renewal of a SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Chun’s Ya’ax Nah Enterprises located on Progress Ave, Roaring Creek 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 STEVEN PLAYER is applying for the renewal of a MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Coombe Harding located in Cristo Rey Village in the Cayo District. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICESCayo Central Christmas Football Cup Cayo Central Christmas Football Cup Cayo Central Christmas Football Cup Cayo Central Christmas Football Cup Cayo Central Christmas Football Cup On September 19, 2012, eight teams from Santa Elena Town participated in a football marathon held at the Santa Elena football field, to kick off the Cayo Central Christmas Cup Sponsored by the Hon. Rene Montero, Area Representative for Cayo Central And Minister of Works & Transport. This past Sunday was the Finals for the competition and the Trapiche Team and the Hill view team played an exciting and competitive game and exhibit discipline and excellent sportsmanship. At the end of the day Minister Rene Montero was present to issue the first place trophy along with Hon. Rene Montero With Santa Elena Football Team Please Turn To Page 14

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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, December 30, 2012a cash prize of $500.00 to the Trapiche Team, the winner of the competition. The second place trophy was awarded to the Hill view team along with a cash prize of $300.00. The 3rd place trophy was awarded to the Rest of the World team along with a cash prize of $200.00. Minister Montero congratulated all teams that participated in the Cayo Central Christmas Cup. He praised them for the excellent sportsmanship, the high caliber of discipline and the respect they exercised during the competition. He also congratulated the wining teams for a very impressive finals which all enjoyed. He went on to thank the organizer for the marathon, Manuel “Caribee” Smith and Ray Thompson for a job well done. Minister Montero likewise promised all teams and youth present. Hepromised to make the Cayo Central Christmas Cup an annual event and advised all present to continue to use their talents and energies in a positive way to make their beautiful Santa Elena Town a better place to live. Minister Montero ended his address to the gathering by wishing all those present a Merry Christmas and a Happy and blessed New Year. Cayo Central Christmas Football Cup Cayo Central Christmas Football Cup Cayo Central Christmas Football Cup Cayo Central Christmas Football Cup Cayo Central Christmas Football Cup Continued From Page 13Hon. Rene Montero Rewarding A Young Football Player Hon. Rene Montero With Santa Elena FootballersUS Requests Colombia Urabenos 'gang leader' ExtraditionHenry De Jesus Lopez Was Captured In Buenos Aires Prosecutors in the United States have requested the extradition of one of Colombia's most wanted drug dealers, detained two months ago in Argentina. Henry de Jesus Lopez Londono known as Mi Sangre or My Blood, is the alleged leader of the Urabenos gang, which operates in northern Colombia. Argentine media reported that he was due to be released on 2 January unless there was a formal extradition request. Lopez entered Argentina with a false passport, police said. The 41-year-old Colombian posed as a Venezuelan businessman, travelling for work. He was arrested with his wife and 10 bodyguards in Buenos Aires on 30 October. Henry Lopez insists that he has been the victim of "a plot" He was officially notified of the request made by a court in southern Florida, official Argentine news agency Telam said. The extradition process is expected to last four months. Cartel contacts Officers from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Colombian police and the Argentine police force had been tracking him for months prior to his arrest, tapping his phone, monitoring his cars via satellite and infiltrating his inner circle. They said he, his wife, two children and bodyguards had constantly moved between five different residences. According to police, Mi Sangre had arrived in Argentina two years earlier, but had travelled between Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay arranging drug deals. Major players in apprehension of Lopez claims that only minutes before arresting Henry Lopez, he had met a member of the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas, for whom he provided much of the drugs. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICES Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that GERSON ZETINA is applying a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Caracol Bar located at Mile 62 on the George Price Highway 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 FLORITA TUN is applying a MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Flor A & A Fast Food located on Flamingo Ave, 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 MICHAEL CANTO is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Maya Bar located in Cristo Rey 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 ELVIRA MULHOLLAND is applying for the renewal of a MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate GINA’S located at # 35 George Price Avenue in Santa Elena Town, in the Cayo District.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 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/starPresident Evo Morales (r) said unfair pricing policies forced him to sign the decree nationalising Iberdrola's assets in Bolivia Bolivia has brought two Sanish-owned electricity supply companies under state control. President Evo Morales accused the subsidiaries of the Spanish company, Iberdrola, of overcharging consumers in rural areas. Mr Morales said rural households had been paying three times more for their electricity than people in urban areas. The left-wing president has previously nationalised oil, telecommunications and energy-generating companies. "We had to see that the quality of electricity service is uniform in rural as well as urban areas," Mr Morales said. He added that his decree was in line with the South American country's constitution, which says that the public interest is above private interests when Bolivia Takes Over Ownership Of Two Spanish Owned Electricity Companies it comes to the supply of energy. "We were forced to take this measure," he said, describing the electricity charges as "unfair and unequal". An independent arbiter will decide in up to 180 days how much compensation Iberdrola will get for its assets, Mr Morales said. In its first reaction to the Bolivian government decision, Iberdrola said it hoped to be paid a fair price for the companies. "We hope we will get the real value of our share a spokesman told the AFP news agency. Iberdrola owned 89.5% of Electropaz, which operates in Bolivia's largest city, La Paz, and surrounding areas, and 92.8% in Elfeo, based in the Oruro region. Armed police guarded the companies' headquarters and plants in both cities as Mr Morales announced their nationalisation. People have called her Braveheart, Fearless and India’s Daughter, among other things, and sent up a billion prayers for a speedy recovery. When the unidentified woman died in a Singapore hospital early on Saturday, the victim of a savage rape on a moving bus in the capital, Delhi, it was time again, many said, to ask: why does India treat its women so badly? Female foetuses are aborted and baby girls killed after birth, leading to an an appallingly skewed sex ratio Many of those who survive face discrimination, prejudice, violence and neglect all their lives, as single or married women. TrustLaw, a news service run by Thomson Reuters, has ranked India as the worst country in which to be a woman This in the country where the leader of the ruling party, the speaker of the lower house of parliament, at least three chief ministers, and a number of sports and business icons are women. It is also a country where a generation of newly empowered young women are going out to work in larger numbers than ever before. But crimes against women are rising too With more than 24,000 reported cases in 2011, rape registered a 9.2% rise over the previous year. More than half (54.7%) of the victims were aged between 18 and 30. Most disturbingly, according to police records, the offenders were known to their victims in more than 94% of the cases. Neighbours accounted for a third of the offenders, while parents and other relatives were also involved. Delhi accounted for over 17% of the total number of rape cases in the country. And it is not rape alone. Police records from 2011 show kidnappings and abductions of women were up 19.4%, women being killed in disputes over dowry payments by 2.7%, torture by 5.4%, molestation by 5.8% and trafficking by an alarming 122% over the previous year. The Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has estimated that more than 100m women are “missing” worldwide women who would have been around had they received similar healthcare, medicine and nutrition as men. New research by economists Siwan Anderson and Debraj Ray estimates that in India, more than 2m women are missing in a given year. The economists found that roughly 12% of the missing women disappear at birth, 25% die in childhood, 18% at the reproductive ages, and 45% at older ages. They found that women died more from “injuries” in a given year than while giving birth injuries, they say, “appear to be indicator of violence against women”. Deaths from fire-related incidents, they say, is a major cause each year more than 100,000 women are killed by fires in India. The researchers say many cases could be linked to demands over a dowry leading to women being set on fire. Research also found a large number of women died of heart diseases. These findings point to life-long neglect of women in India. It also proves that a strong preference for sons over daughters leading to sex selective abortions is just part of the story. Clearly, many Indian women face threats to life at every stage violence, inadequate healthcare, inequality, neglect, bad diet, lack of attention to personal health and well-being. Analysts say deep-rooted changes in social attitudes are needed to make India’s women more accepted and secure. There is deeply entrenched patriarchy and widespread misogyny in vast swathes of the country, especially in the north. And the state has been found wanting in its protection of women. Angry citizens believe that politicians, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are being disingenuous when they promise to toughen laws and speed up the prosecution of rapists and perpetrators of crime against women. How else, they ask, can political parties in the last five years have fielded candidates for state elections that included 27 candidates who declared they had been charged with rape? How, they say, can politicians be believed when there are six elected state legislators who have charges of rape against them? But the renewed protests in Delhi after the woman’s death hold out some hope. Has her death come as an inflexion point in India’s history, which will force the government to enact tougher laws and people to begin seriously thinking about the neglect of women? It’s early days yet, but one hopes these are the first stirrings of change. How Indian Women Are Treated

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