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Sunday, January 27, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 Citizen’s Arrest Badly Beaten Conroy Meighan, 29Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Behind Bars Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Behind Bars Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Behind Bars Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Behind Bars Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Behind BarsSAN IGNACIO, Cayo, Monday, January 21, 2013: A heated argument which began inside a popular nightclub in San Ignacio Town culminated in near fatality. In the incident two on-duty security guards emerged with serious cut wounds while a police special constable was stabbed in the arm and the three alleged aggressors were badly beaten. The incident reportedly began inside the Blue Angels Nightclub at around 2 0’clock on the morning of Sunday, January 20, 2013. It is reported that the incident began when the attention of Jermaine Pandy one of the club’s security guards, was drawn to difficulties a colleague guard, David Wright was experiencing at the top of the entrance stairs, as he was seeking to eject two male persons from the club. Pandy rushed over to assist the colleague and while escorting the men out of the club one of them, later identified as Godwin Santos reportedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Wright to the right side of the neck. Answering his colleague’s shout for assistance after being stabbed, Pandy released the hold on the second male person, later identified as Conroy Meighan and rushed to assist his colleague who struggling with Santos. It was while assisting the colleague that Pandy was reportedly attacked from behind by Meighan who allegedly stabbed him in the left side Please Turn To Page 2Rene Montero At Work Details On Page 4 Citizen’s Arrest Fresh Out Of BDF Training, Godwin Santos, 20 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. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 344 Sunday, January 27, 2013 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, January 27, 2013 NEW 7 + acs at Monkey Falls, Cristo Rey Road, 2 miles from the George Price Hwy. 1500 ft frontage on Macal River plus creek and small waterfall, huge trees, Santa Elena town limits and on grid. Has final approval for subdivision into 17 riverfront lots. Priced to move at 225k USD. NEW! 181 Acs, Mile 1 1/2 Cristo Rey Rd. High wooded bluffs overlooking Macal River, $199k USD, 2 yr financing 8%. 663-6777 or 668-0749 663-6777 or 668-0749 663-6777 or 668-0749 663-6777 or 668-0749 663-6777 or 668-0749 roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com Notice for the publication in newspaper of application for a moneylender ’ s cer tificate MONEY LENDERS APPLICATION I, NADY A J. NAL, hereby give notice that I have applied to the Magistrate Court, at one of its sittings in San Ignacio Town during the month of January 2013, 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 Cash Genie Quick Loans, Located at # 1 George Price A venue, Santa Elena T own, Cayo. (27 January 2013 3rd publication) FOR SALE BY OWNER FOR SALE BY OWNER FOR SALE BY OWNER FOR SALE BY OWNER FOR SALE BY OWNER of the back. In search of assistance, the two injured security guards, with the two attackers in pursuit, rushed down the stairs of the nightclub when they came upon a group of friends standing near the post office building on the same Hudson Street. It was at this point that a Special Constable on duty, Ernesto Budna intervened and in the process emerged with a cut wound to the left arm allegedly inflicted by Santos. Seeing Wright bleeding from the neck, Pandy bleeding from the back and the special constable struggling on the ground with one of the attackers, the group turned upon the two attackers who by this time were joined by a third one, later identified as Santos’ brother, and proceed to administer a beating on them. A team of policemen arrived on the scene in time to rescue the three attackers from the mob. All six injured persons were transported to the San Ignacio Community hospital. The three attackers were treated and released into police custody. The special constable was likewise treated and released while the two security guards were transported to the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan for further medical treatment. They were released on Monday and are recuperating at home. The incident has led to the arrest of Ontario village resident, Godwin Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Barroom Brawl Lands B.D.F Soldier Behind Bars Soldier Behind Bars Soldier Behind Bars Soldier Behind Bars Soldier Behind Bars From Front Page Santos 20, Belizean Soldier of the Belize Defense Force and Conroy Meighan 29, Belizean construction worker residing in Blackman Eddy, both villages in the Cayo District. The badly beaten third person, identified as Santos’ brother was released without charge. Godwin Santos was charged for the attempt murder of David Wright along with supplementary charges of dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harms. He was additionally charged with wounding special constable Ernesto Budna The other attacker Conroy Meighan was charged with grievous harm for the stab wound he allegedly inflicted upon Jermaine Pandy Santos and Meighan appeared in the San Ignacio town Court room of magistrate Narda Morgan on Monday, January 21, 2013, where all charges were read to them. Being a Supreme Court matter, no plea was taken from Santos on the attempt murder charge. They both pled not guilty to all charges. Due to the nature of the crime, Godwin Santos’ remand to prison was automatic. Given severity of the attack, Prosecutor George Gomez objected to the granting of bail to the other accused Conroy Meighan magistrate Morgan concurred with the prosecution’s request and proceed to remand them both to jail. The matter comes up for hearing again on Thursday, March 28, 2013. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that NELSON HYDE is applying for the renewal of a SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Carol’s Shopping Center located in Buena Vista Village Cayo District. Notice is hereby given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that RONALD CASTAJNERA is applying for the renewal of a RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge located in Cristo Rey Village Cayo District. Dear Editor; Your comment in last week’s edition of the STAR is indeed a valid one. It is no secret that the police covers up for police. They go to every means to cover the corrupt activities of those within their ranks. Apart from covering up the involvement of fellow policemen in drug trafficking and other corrupt activities, they also cover up the abusive domestic violence of those within their ranks. My sister lives with a jealous policeman and whenever he comes home drunk, which is increasing in frequency, he never fails to administers a severe beating on her. Police Covering For Police He does not care if he beats their mother in the presence of their crying children. My sister, my mother and I have reported this abusive policeman on several occasions but he is yet to be criminally charged for his abusive action. The family is fearful that one of these days he will kill my sister with the gun he carries. It is a crime for the ordinary citizen to be in possession of their licensed firearm while drinking. This policeman however will never leave the house to drink without the gun he carries. This obvious bias, in enforcing the law is wrong, wrong, wrong. Please do not publish my name. Dear Star; There was a time in the recent past when the police was operating with scarce transport. The problem was brought to Government’s attention and the matter was quickly addressed. We are now in a much better position. We no longer transport prisoners in an open back vehicle as they get wet when it rains on the road to and from prison. Today we have a new enclosed van to transport prisoners. Our vehicle supply is now adequate and for this we thank the government of Belize in general and the Minister of National Security, Hon. John Saldivar in particular. In fact on weekend and long holidays, the excess amount of police vehicles are parked in front of the OC quarters to minimize abuse. During week days however, the effort to minimize abuse is more challenging as senior officers regularly request use of vehicles for personal purposes. One of them in particular believes that the police vehicle is his personal taxi. He uses it to go to lunch, to go shopping and often times to visit his female “friends” Colleagues in the lower ranks are watching the abuse and if left unchecked, it will be accepted as the norm. I was hoping that the OC would indicate at least once during our staff meeting that the police vehicle is no taxi cab for any policeman of any rank. The same applies for those four wheel motorcycles that were recently donated to the department. The next time you see a police person in civilian clothes driving a police vehicle or riding one of those ATV, there is a high probability that what you are seeing is an abusive police person. In the department we encourage citizens to form themselves into neighborhood watch groups and to be on the lookout for criminal elements within the community. It is in this light that I ask the people to assist us in the effort to protect the expensive assets provided to us by the GOB. If you see a policeman drinking and in command of a police vehicle, please report the matter immediately to a senior officer. Take a picture Take a video use it as evidence to support the case. Please do not print my name for obvious reasons We Now Have An Adequate Supply Of Vehicles

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Sunday, January 27, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 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!!! Visit us today and see our wide variety of stoves, beds, chest of drawers, mattresses, refrigerators, LCD TVs, fans, beach cruiser bicycles, dinning tables and so much more..... 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The scoreboard was opened against the run of play in the 29th minute, when Midfielder Trevor Lennen ran onto a ball at the top of the box, and rifled a shot into the back of the net that Nicaraguan goalkeeper Denis Espinoza could do little about. Nicaragua continued to press, but it was Belize that nearly extended its lead two minutes before the half. Harrison Rochez shot strongly from the top of the box, but his drive was denied by a diving Espinoza, and Lennen's follow up shot rolled just wide of the Nicaraguan goal, sending the game to halftime with Belize up one. In the second half, Nicaragua upped the pressure even more, pushing for the tying goal that would keep its quest alive to qualify for the Gold Cup. But they were denied time and time again by Belize's superb goalkeeper Woodrow West Belize Wins First-Ever Copa Centroamerican Game In the 70th minute, team captain David Solorzano put Belize on notice, placing a free kick just high from 20 yards. 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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, January 27, 2013 By Order of the Chargee Notice of Intention to Sell Saint Martin’s Credit Union Ltd having its registered office at No.3 Eve Street, San Ignacio Town, Cayo, hereby gives notice of intention to exercise its power of sale as Chargee between those hereinafter named and the said Saint Martin’s Credit Union Ltd which said charge is registered at the Land Registry in Belmopan. Saint Martin’s Credit Union Ltd will at the expiration of two (2) months from the date of first publication of this notice sell the property describe in the schedule hereto. All offers to purchase the said property must be made in writing to the said Credit Union. Schedule: Parcel 122 Block 23 San Ignacio North Registration Section, being a Freehold property of Christine Cryer located on Ford Young Street, Cabal Pech, San Ignacio SAINT MARTIN’S CREDIT UNION LTD. Eve Street, San Ignacio Cayo District, Belize CA. January 23, 2013 Manager 824-3231Hon Rene Montero At WorkSANTA ELENA, Cayo, Friday, January 25, 2013: Although it is early into his second term in office, Hon. Rene Montero Minister of Works and Transport is certainly not committing the errors of the past. He is not leaving things for the last few months before the next general elections as his works in the constituency continues. The road into Hillview up to Eden Adventist High School has been paved with the commitment to completing the paving of that entire stretch of access road into the Hillview community a project which has been promised by several Area Representatives dating as far back as to the days of the PUP’s Daniel Silva Jr. The Hon. Rene Montero is making reality his promise to the people living in the Hillview Community. This week the hot-mix pavement of Lily Street, from its junction with the George Price Highway, near Three Flags Supermarket, right up to the District Education Center in Santa Elena, has now became a reality. As street upgrading works continues in Cayo Central, the Ministry of Works project is underway to pave the entire Carmen Street, with Salazar Street and Bishop Martin Street, also in Santa Elena to follow soon. This project informed Minister Montero resulted from the successful negotiation of funding in excess of a million dollars from the World Bank. Furthermore, in keeping with the manifesto promise, Minister Montero informed that works will soon begin on a health clinic in Santa Elena and another in San Antonio village. The new health clinic in Santa Elena will be located at the corner of Peter August Street and Orchid Street in Santa Elena, just behind the Santa Elena Primary School. On a tour today in the constituency, Minister Montero highlighted the construction of a resource center that is currently underway at the Community Library in Santa Elena. The new center which will soon be inaugurated will be equipped with a dozen new computers all of which will be pressed into use to assist students with homework and research. In terms of institutions for higher education, Hon. Rene Montero informed that negotiations are currently underway for the construction of a spanking new sixth form building. The new school will be located on the Catholic Monastery compound in Santa Elena. The school will have easy access off La Loma Luz Boulevard which is undergoing major upgrading. The tour of the constituency took us to Cristo Rey Village where works Hon. Rene Montero, Minister of Works and Transport Inspecting Works On Lily Street Beside Three Flags Please Turn To Page 6 Freight Services from the USA to Belize Jose OrellanoMile 65 on the George Price HighwayEsperanza Village, Cayo, Belize C.A.Tel: 824 0484 / 667 7624 US Tel: 254-709-7864Email: joseorellano004@gmail.com Web:www.travisforwarding.com All Boxes Of Cereals only $20 Kitchen Supplies, Gardening Tool, Lawn Mowers, Dining set, car accesories, truck & car batteries, clothing, bed sheets, computer printers and so much more

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, January 27, 2013continue on about 80 percent of streets. Minister Montero informs that the roadway leading into the village will be pave shortly at a cost of over two hundred and forty thousand dollars. This project, informed the Minister, will be funded solely by the Government of Belize. He informed that culverts are being installed where underground creeks destroy the road surface. Minister Montero also informed of the construction of a new bus stop as well as an art and craft center both in Cristo Rey village. Hon. Rene Montero – Truly Making Things Happen In Cayo Central. Continued From Page 4Hon. Rene Montero Inspecting Road Works In Cristo Rey VillageHon Rene Montero At Work See News Happening? Take Pictures & Send It To Usstarnewspaper@gmail.com T el: 626 -8841 or 626-8822Send us your; Articles Ads Press Release Humor PhotosNorth Korea 'Plans Third Nuclear Test' North Korea says it is proceeding with plans for a third nuclear test. In a statement carried by KCNA news agency, the country's top military body said the "high-level nuclear test" and more long-range rocket launches were aimed at its "arch-enemy" the US. The statement gave no time-frame for the test. North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests, in 2006 and 2009. The move comes two days after a UN Security Council resolution condemned Pyongyang's recent rocket launch. The Security Council also expanded sanctions against the isolated communist country following its December launch, which was seen by the US and North Korea's neighbours as a banned test of long-range missile technology. North Korea said the rocket was solely aimed at putting a satellite into space for peaceful purposes. The statement, which came from North Korea's National Defence Commission, hit out at the resolution as "illegal" before pledging a response. "We do not hide that the various satellites and long-range rockets we will continue to launch, as well as the high-level nuclear test we will proceed with, are aimed at our arch-enemy, the United States," KCNA quoted it as saying. "Settling accounts with the US needs to be done with force, not with words," it added. Recent reports from South Korean and US bodies which monitor North Korea's nuclear test sites had said North Korea could be preparing for a third test. Earlier on Thursday, a South Korean defence ministry spokesman said it appeared that North Korea was "ready to conduct a nuclear test at anytime if its leadership decides to go ahead". Regional neighbours and the US have urged it not to proceed. "We hope they don't do it, we call on them not to do it. It will be a mistake and a missed opportunity if they were to do it," said Glyn Davies the US special envoy on North Korea policy who is currently visiting Seoul. This is not a moment to increase tensions on the Korean Peninsula." A South Korean foreign ministry spokesman said Seoul deeply regretted the North Korean statement and "strongly" urged it not to go ahead. China's foreign ministry, meanwhile, called on all relevant parties to "refrain from action that might escalate the situation in the region". Beijing North Korea's closest ally and biggest trading partner backed Tuesday's Security Council resolution, something which correspondents say will have angered its neighbour. Both North Korea's previous nuclear tests followed long-range rocket launches. If it were to go ahead, this would be the first nuclear test under Kim Jong-un, who took over the leadership after the death of his father Kim Jong-il in December 2011. There was no explanation in the statement of what "high-level" test might mean. Experts believe the two previous tests used plutonium as fissile material, but North Korea is also believed to have been working on a programme to produce highlyenriched uranium. It is thought that North Korea is not yet able to make a nuclear device small enough to mount on a long-range missile, although the US believes that is Pyongyang's ultimate goal. Kim Jong-un, North Korea Leader 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 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 Passport and Drivers License PhotosBe on the lookout for our Valentines Day Specials #6 Hudson Street, San Ignacio Tel: 824-2101 Computer Speakers

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Sunday, January 27, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 Question the validity of anything you come in conflict with this week. You might find that people act on incomplete information, and that they are falsely accusing you of something you didn't say or do. Work to bring harmony to the situation by getting to the truth and helping to make the real motivations known. Words may be charged with strong emotions, so be gentle. Lucky numbers: 10, 43, 76. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 This week will be a great week for you. You should enjoy a great deal of playful conversation. Fantasy is likely to play a big role in events, and you may daydream as you walk down the street. Don't bother with reality if you don't have to. You are much better off keeping the tone light and playful. Enjoy your fantasy world and feel free to invite others into it. Lucky numbers: 17, 22, 58. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 There may be a rather confusing element to the week. You feel tempted to act, but some of the pieces seem to be missing. It could be hard to make a decision, since you don't have the whole picture in front of you. You are better off spending this day outside with a group of friends rather than trying to make any major life decisions or commitments. Lucky numbers: 35, 66, 89. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 Be the star of your own movie and proud of the role you play. You might find yourself taking on many different characters, depending on your mood of the hour. There is a special gleam in your eye that you should share openly with others. Don't feel rushed to get anywhere. You have already arrived. Enjoy yourself in the company of those you love. Lucky numbers: 04, 30, 72. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Take a break from your daily routine and get off the treadmill this week. The Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers Notice is hereby given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that JUDY DUPLOOY is applying for the renewal of a HOTEL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Duplooy’s Jungle Lodge located on Chial Road in the Cayo District. world will turn without you for one day, so tune out for a while. Remember that whatever path you take is the right one. Regret is a useless emotion. Don't even bother with it. Enjoy the present day and all the small joys it has to offer. Communicate your dreams and bring things into balance. Lucky numbers: 14, 39, 61. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Things are flowing your way and you should find a great deal of pleasure in the company of others. There may be an element of fantasy about the day that causes you to lose track of time and space. Don't bother connecting to reality if you don't have to. Go to an art museum or attend a dance performance. See a movie and go out to your favorite restaurant. Lucky numbers: 02, 28, 53. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Don't try to nail down any answers this week because you will probably end up feeling frustrated. The less you try to force your will on others, the more you will find that things just automatically go your way. This week isn't about finding solutions to problems. It's about enjoying what you have already learned and accomplished. Keep things light. Lucky numbers: 24, 47, 95. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Let your childlike side come out and play this week. Your dreams are in full force, so let them lead the way. Enjoy lighthearted conversations with friends about the latest movies or novels. You might want to go shopping or get a haircut. This is a good day to improve your general appearance. You have a much keener eye for style on a day like this. Lucky numbers: 38, 64, 97. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Take a break from the routine and get off the beaten path. This is a week to forge ahead with ideas and dreams rather than commitments and answers. Question things and debate the facts. Have fun whatever you do. This is the perfect day to go out and fly kites with your friends. All group activities are strongly favored. You can't go wrong chatting about the latest events in your life. Lucky numbers: 09, 55, 84. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 It may feel like something has suddenly clicked into place for you this week, because you have found the missing piece of a puzzle you have been working on. The answers may be subtle, but they are there. Fantasy and a playful attitude will lead you to them effortlessly. Spread your ideas to the world, and encourage others to join in your daydreams. Lucky numbers: 31, 46, 78. AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 Things may seem surreal this week, so don't take other people's chatter too seriously. This is a day to reach out and touch someone, so pick up the phone. It's a good day to share your dreams, no matter how farfetched they sound. Others may look at you as if you have three heads, but as long as you are being honest with yourself, there's no reason to be shy about sharing. Lucky numbers: 15, 50, 87. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 You may find it hard to take a realistic approach to your emotions this week. A sensitive issue may pull SHOPPERS’ CHOICE Corner Hudson St. San Ignacio Town, Belize C.A. Tel: 824-4971 Cell: 610-3503. E-mail: pradeep@btl.net MAGA Season Sale on: 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...Receive A Free Gift Whenever you spend $500 Or More With Us!!! MAGA Season Sale on you, leaving you feeling like you are out in left field in the way you relate to others. You might want to consider letting someone else take the lead for once, allowing you to regain your equilibrium before the next decision needs to be made. Lucky numbers: 19, 42, 80. Notice is hereby given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that SOBEYDA WAIGHT is applying for the renewal of a MALT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Iguana Junction located in Bullet Tree Falls Village in the Cayo District. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICES Notice is hereby given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that CRISTINA ORTEGA is applying for the renewal of a RESTAURANT & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Maya’s Cool Spot located on George Price Avenue, Santa Elena Town in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that JOSE SERRANO is applying for the renewal of a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Piache located on Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that BOTAI CHEN is applying for the renewal of a CONVENIENCE STORE LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Chen Superstore located in Bullet Tree Village in the Cayo District. Share Your Articles, Ads, Humors & Press Releases With Us.starnewspaper@gmail.com Tel: 626-8822 626-8841 LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE FOR THE YEAR 2013

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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, January 27, 2013 Mexican Man BarbecuedNeighbour’s Dogs A municipal police official in northern Mexico says officers have arrested a man who confessed to killing his neighbour’s three dogs and barbecuing them. Police spokesman Adrian Sanchez says the arrest was made late on Tuesday based on an emergency call about a fight in the streets. Police said on Wednesday that Ulises Rodela 39, was a confronted by his neighbour and told him he turned the dogs over to animal control upon finding them in the street. The owner told police that animal control had no record of receiving the dogs. Police said Rodela then confessed to barbecuing the dogs. Officials were still trying to confirm whether Rodela sold the meat. The state Commission for Sanitary Risk Prevention said it would test various food stands for the presence of dog meat. 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 Passport and Drivers License PhotosBe on the lookout for our Valentines Day Specials #6 Hudson Street, San Ignacio Tel: 824-2101 Computer Speakers

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Sunday, January 27, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 CAREER OPPORTUNITYDIRECTOR OF CRUISE & REGIONAL INITIATIVES BELIZE TOURISM BOARD TERMS OF REFERENCE: The Director of Cruise and Regional Initiatives (DCRI) is a position of leadership and direction for the Belize Cruise Tourism Industry. The Director of Cruise and Regional Initiatives reports to the Director of Tourism and is primarily responsible as the point person on all cruise initiatives. This includes, but is not limited to, regular engagement of the industry through correspondence, meeting and conference attendance as well as an advisory role to the BTB and Ministry of Tourism for cruise related matters. The DCRI also acts in a supporting role and as a liaison to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for advancing Belize’s opportunities for regional initiatives, as well as increasing Belize’s participation in such opportunities. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Engage international cruise players such as the FCCA, Cruise executives of individual cruise lines, cruise marketing agencies on a regular basis. Scope of engagement includes correspondence, phone calls, face to face meetings, and cruise conferences. Engage, along with the Director of Destination Planning, local cruise players on a regular basis. Liaise closely with the Master Plan Implementing Agency to ensure that projects, activities, and programs undertaken are in line with the National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan. Act as a liaison between the BTB and the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, with a view to advance tourism related opportunities presented through Belize’s membership in Regional Organizations. Lead project writing teams to write projects for submission to regional initiatives for funding, technical assistance, etc. Responsible for the monitoring and follow up on project proposals and progress for acceptance of proposals. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor Degree in Tourism or Related Field At least five years experience in the tourism industry Intimate knowledge of the cruise industry Working knowledge and experience in working with government Experience in project writing Proficiency in Spanish and English languages preferred Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications along with two letters of references are to be submitted to the Belize Tourism Board no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 15 February, 2013. Applications should be directed to:Mrs. Krishna Faber Director of Administration kfaber@travelbelize.orgMonday: 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 & CustomersF F F F F emale Smoking Death Risk 'Has Soared' emale Smoking Death Risk 'Has Soared' emale Smoking Death Risk 'Has Soared' emale Smoking Death Risk 'Has Soared' emale Smoking Death Risk 'Has Soared'Women smoking nowadays are far more likely to die as a result of their habit than they were in the 1960s, according to a new study.By: James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Changing habits such as starting earlier and smoking more cigarettes have been blamed for the dramatically increased risks of lung cancer. The trends, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, show death rates in women have caught up with men. The study looked at data from more than two million women in the US. The first generation of women smokers started during the 1950s and 60s. In those early years, women who smoked were nearly three times more likely to die from lung cancer as people who had never smoked. Looking at medical records from women between 2000-2010 showed they were 25 times more likely to die from lung cancer than their non-smoking friends. It follows a similar pattern in men, who reached a similar level in the 1980s. Lead researcher Dr Michael Thun said: The steep increase in risk among female smokers has continued for decades after the serious health risks from smoking were well established, and despite the fact that women predo minantly smoked cigarette brands marketed as lower in 'tar' and nicotine. "So not only did the use of cigarette brands marketed as 'Light' and 'Mild' fail to prevent a large increase in risk in women, it also may have exacerbated the increase in deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease in male smokers, since the diluted smoke from these cigarettes is inhaled more deeply into the lungs of smokers to maintain the accustomed absorption of nicotine." Research published last year suggested that lifelong female smokers died a decade earlier than those who never started. However, those who gave up by the age of 30 almost completely avoided the risks of dying early from tobacco-related diseases with those stopping by 40 died a year younger. Speaking after that study, Prof Sir Richard Peto at Oxford University, said "If women smoke like men, they die like men." Notice is hereby given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that AMINDA CRESPO & CARLOS ALARCON are applying for the renewal their PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Royal Bar & Entertainment located at 11 Cemetry Road Salvapan, Belmopan, Cayo. LIQUORLICENSE NOTICE 2013

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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, January 27, 2013 Relevant Bible Verses 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!!Welcome to the Hode's Place the Restaurant in San Ignacio Cayo that prides itself on the quality of its food and the attentiveness of its staff. At Hodes you will experience fresh local Belizean, seafood and other tantalizing dishes. 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 Bar Bar Bar Bar Bar Open Daily from 10:00 am Grill Grill Grill Grill Grill A new pastor moved into Santa Elena Town. He went out one Saturday morning to visit members of the church. All went well until he came to a house on George Price Avenue. It was obvious that someone was inside the house, but no one came to the door even after he knocked several times. Finally, he took out his card, wrote on the back "Revelation 3:20" and stuck it in the door. The next day, as he was counting the offering he found his card in the collection plate. Below his message was a notation "Genesis 3:10." Upon opening his Bible to the passage he let out a roar of laughter. Revelation 3:20 reads: ( the Pastor’s note) "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice, and opens the door, I will come into him, and will dine with him, and he with me." Genesis 3:10 reads: "And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked." Jim had an awful day fishing on the Macal River, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one. On his way home, he stopped at the Farmer’s Market and ordered four Tilapias. He told the fish salesman, Pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?" "Why do you want me to throw them at you?" A Bad Day Fishing "Because I want to tell my wife that I caught them." "Okay, but I suggest that you take the yellow tail Snapper." "But why?" "Because your wife came in earlier this morning and said that if you came by, I should tell you to take the Snapper. She wants you to know that she prefers Snapper for supper tonight."We AMS To Please “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 Office Tel: 804-4900 Cell: 626-8822 and 626-8841 starnewspaper@gmail.com albert.starnewspaper@gmail.comVisit Us On Line @ belizenews.com/thestar belizenorth.com/TheStar.htm www.guidetobelize.info/star WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTERYou Always Get The Best When Shopping With Us! Visit us For 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 Judi the blonde in town was desperately trying to sell her old car. She was having a hard time selling it, because the car had 250,000 miles on the dashboard. One day while visiting the hairdresser, she told her about the problem she was having. "There is a possibility to make the car easier to sell, but it's not legal,” responded the hairdresser. "That doesn't matter," replied Judi, "All I want is to sell the car." "Okay," said the hairdresser. "Here is the address of a friend of mine. He owns a car repair shop Judi The Town Blonde out of town. Tell him I sent you and he will turn the meter in your car back to 50,000 miles. Then you should have no problem selling your car." Two weeks later Jodi returns to the hairdresser who asked “Did you go to the mechanic and did he reverse the meter” “Yes I did. Yes he did,” responded Jodi. "Did you sell your car?" asked the hairdresser "No," replied Judi, "why should I sell the thing, it only has 50,000 miles on it!" A lady once asked a wise man “Do smart men make good husbands?” The wise man answered “Smart men DON’T become husbands! 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Sunday, January 27, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 The opposition took the opportunity to criticise the fact that Mr Chavez was not sworn in on 10 JanuaryThousands Of Venezuelans In Pro-Democracy Rallies Thousands Of Venezuelans In Pro-Democracy Rallies Thousands Of Venezuelans In Pro-Democracy Rallies Thousands Of Venezuelans In Pro-Democracy Rallies Thousands Of Venezuelans In Pro-Democracy Rallies Allies of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and the opposition have taken part in separate rallies to celebrate the end of military dictatorship. Thousands of "Chavistas" took to the streets of the capital, Caracas, while their opponents held a smaller event. The opposition used the date to criticise the government's handling of Mr Chavez's absence for illness. President Chavez has not been seen or heard since an operation six weeks ago to treat an undisclosed cancer. The 23 January marks the 55th anniversary of the fall of Venezuela's last dictator, Marcos Perez Jimenez who ruled between 1952 and 1958. Many traditional pro-democracy speeches to mark the date have been used by allies to express support for the ailing Mr Chavez. The Venezuelan opposition gathered in a sports arena and attacked the president's prolonged absence. Mr Chavez did not attend his inauguration on 10 January, in a move that forced the Supreme Court to decide on the legality of the situation. Although it said the president's absence was legal and authorised by the National Assembly, opponents did not agree with the interpretation. In recent days, officials and allies have hinted at a speedier recovery of President Chavez, who is said to have suffered respiratory complications after surgery. Bolivia's president, Evo Morales said he was "receiving physiotherapy to return to his country" while officials said Mr Chavez has been in good spirits and "gaining strength". On Sunday, Vice-President Nicolas Maduro said the president was "gaining strength" following complications after cancer surgery on 11 December. Mr Maduro said the leader was entering a new phase of treatment, after having suffered respiratory complications following the operation. He also said he was optimistic about the president returning to Venezuela soon. PUBLIC NOTICE The National Spine Program in collaboration with Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital will be conducting a Pre-screening Clinic for persons with major spinal problems who may benefit from surgeryCondition includes:1.Severe Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine) 2.Spinal Stenosis (progressive weakening and pain of arms and legs due to narrowing of the spine) 3.Spinal instability (need for implants to be placed to stabilize the spine and minimize pain)TIME: 8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON DATE: MONDAY, 28th JANUARY, 2013 PLACE: KARL HEUSNER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL COST: $15.00 CONTACT PERSON: 501-620-5739 (Dr. Joel Cervantes) or Email: neurosurgical_spinalservices@yahoo.com “Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital...On the cutting edge of ADVANCED tertiary Care”

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, January 27, 2013 Ask Us About Decorative InteriorsUB Partners With EU: Masters & PhD Scholarships Opportunities The opportunity for Belizeans to pursue a Masters or a PhD degree is available once again through a program offered by the nation’s tertiary institution, the University of Belize. The European Union project has provided funding for the scholarships through “The Caribbean-Pacific Islands Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS). CARPIMS II is funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission and is designed to facilitate the movement of Masters and PhD students and staff among a consortium of Universities from the Caribbean and Pacific regions. The program aims at building capacity and encouraging socioeconomic development in each country and each region. The objective is to establish a strong network of Caribbean-Pacific academic leaders, and to develop a pool of engaged researchers. It also seeks to promote graduates, staff and researchers in partner Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) who can focus on capacity building and socio-economic development among the member countries. The scholarships include expenses for tuition, monthly stipend, health insurance and round trip travel. In total the CARPIMS II Project will grant 88 Scholarships and will be distributed among the following categories: Full Masters Scholarships (up to 22 months); Full PhD (up to 36 Months); PhD Mobilities (up to 10 months); and Staff Academic and Administrative (1 month). CARPIMS will fund studies in several academic fields for Belizeans to pursue Masters and PhD qualifications in Agriculture Sciences; Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning; Art and Design; Business Studies and Management Sciences; Education and Teacher Training; Engineering and Technology; Geography and Geology; Humanities; Languages and Philological Sciences; Law; Mathematics/Informatics, Medical Sciences; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; Communication and Information Sciences. In order to provide opportunities to all nationals of the Caribbean and Pacific, Scholarships for Full Masters and PhD Mobilities will be separated into specific “Target Groups.” Who can apply? Target Group 1 (TG1) is comprised of applicants who are nationals of a Caribbean or Pacific Country; enrolled/registered with a Partner Institution (In the case of Master’s and PhD Mobilities); working (full-time) in one of the partner institutions (In the case of Staff Mobilities). Target Group 2 will comprise of applicants who are nationals of a Caribbean or Pacific Country; enrolled in an institution in a Caribbean or Pacific ( For PhD Mobilities); Alumni of a recognized higher education institution in a Caribbean or Pacific, including partner institutions (For Masters Mobilities.) There are no staff training opportunities available under target group 2. The following are CARPIMS II Consortium Partners: Caribbean: • University of Belize • University of Guyana • Universite d’Etat d’Haiti • Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo *New Partner • University of the West Indies (UWI is the coordinating institution for the implementation and management of the CARPIMS 2013 scheme, appointed by the European Union) Pacific: • The University of the South Pacific • National University of Samoa • Universidade da Paz Timor-Leste • Papua New Guinea University of Technology *New Partner • Universidade Nacional de Timor Leste *New Partner Deadline for applications is March 1, 2013. Applicants are urged to visit the following website for details: CARPIMS@sta.uwi.edu. www .sta.uwi.edu/carpims and also contact the University of Belize.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 Belize Water Services LimitedCorporate Communication Office 7 Central American Boulevard, PO Box 150, Belize City, Belize. Tel: +501-222-4757 Website: www .bws.bz Contact: corporate.communications@bwsl.com.bz PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE W ater Rates to r emain unchanged BWS r equests no Annual Review Pr oceeding (ARP) January 2013 Belize Water Services Limited (BWS) has informed the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that the company is not requesting an Annual Review at this time, which dependent on the PUC’s concurrence, will result in no change to the current water rates. BWS is cognizant of the constantly increasing cost of living to the public and the important social impact of the essential ser vices that the company provides. Given the recently announced almost 17% increase in electricity rates, BWS recognizes that an increase in water rates, although necessary for the continued sustainability of the company, would create an added financial burden to consumers. After consultation with the Government, which has now committed further financial support to the company, BWS is seeking the PUC’s approval for the current rates to remain unchanged by way of the postponement of the Annual Tariff Review Proceeding. The Government has committed to assist BWS with the following: 1. Government and Municipal Infrastructure projects requiring significant asset replacement and repair works 2. Expansion in furtherance of the Millennium Development Goals for water and sewerage expansion countrywide 3. Special water and/or sewer expansion projects for the Belize River Valley, Ambergris Caye and Placencia Peninsula. While BWS is committed to keep rates as affordable as possible to consumers, the need may arise to request a rate review in the future to ensure financial viability and in order to maintain the world-class level of service the company provides, as well as to contin ue to expand services to reach everyone in its ever expanding service areas. BWS – Delivering Water and More … For more information regarding this or any other BWS Release, please contact: Corporate Communications at Tel: 222-4757 Ext. 317 or 281 or via e-mail at corporate.communications@bwsl.com.bz

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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, January 27, 2013 Venezuela Vice-President Claims Assassination Plot Venezuela Vice-President Claims Assassination Plot Venezuela Vice-President Claims Assassination Plot Venezuela Vice-President Claims Assassination Plot Venezuela Vice-President Claims Assassination Plot Nicolas Maduro Venezuela’s vice-president, claims the government has uncovered a plot to assassinate him and Diosdado Cabello head of the national assembly. Mr Maduro said groups have been followed for weeks that “have the goal of trying to kill” him and Mr Cabello. “For that reason, they’ve said that we’re fighting because their macabre and criminal move is to make attempts against our lives – something they won’t achieve – and later on try to blame one or the other,” he told supporters. Mr Maduro referred to the alleged plot after announcing he would travel to Cuba on Wednesday along with Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez to see Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro Photo: AFP/GETTY the ailing Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez who underwent cancer surgery more than six weeks ago. The vice president did not provide any evidence or say what sort of attacks the authorities believed to have been planned. Mr Maduro also did not mention any arrests, but said: “Don’t be surprised by the actions that will be taken in the coming days.” A large contingent of police and troops with rifles stood guard while Maduro spoke at an outdoor rally in Caracas. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

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Sunday, January 27, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 BELMOPAN, Thursday, January 24, 2013: The University of Belize (UB) continues to build national capacity and human capital for socioeconomic development of Belize. Students who have successfully completed their course of study at the University of Belize will receive their diplomas at the Associate, Bachelor, Certificate and Diploma levels on Saturday January 26, at the University’s Sixteenth Commencement Exercises, Central Campus, Belmopan. Of the total number of 480 graduates (330 are females and 150 males) representing 68.75 and 31.25 per cent respectively of the student population at the University. The President of the University of Belize, Dr. Cary Fraser, has extended congratulations to all grandaunts for their dedication, commitment and achievement and said that the University continues to play a significant role in nation building by educating and empowering students to become decision makers who can create opportunities for Belize’s future generations. Guest Speaker, the Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC), Dr. Kenrick R. Leslie will deliver the Feature Address. Once again the Faculty with the highest number of graduates is the Faculty of Education and Arts (FEA) with a total of 246 followed by the Faculty of Management & Social Sciences (FMSS) totalling 138 the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) 77, and the Faculty of Nursing, Allied Health & Social Work (FNAHSW) with a total of 19 During the ceremony, several students will receive University of Belize’s official white, gold and purple honour chords. The tri-cable white honour chords are designed to recognise those graduating with Cum Laude; gold honour chords designate graduates with Magna Cum Laude (great honour); and purple honour chords are for graduates with Summa Cum Laude-the highest honour. The total number of honour graduates is 62. Also at the event, 22 students from the Banana Belt communities will receive the Certificate in Primary Education courtesy of a project primarily funded by the European Union. The EU has been a key partner in contributing to the goals of the educational sector in Belize. UB Producing Almost 500 UB Producing Almost 500 UB Producing Almost 500 UB Producing Almost 500 UB Producing Almost 500 Qualified Students This Time Qualified Students This Time Qualified Students This Time Qualified Students This Time Qualified Students This Time “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 Office Tel: 804-4900 Cell: 626-8822 and 626-8841 starnewspaper@gmail.com albert.starnewspaper@gmail.comVisit Us On Line @ belizenews.com/thestar belizenorth.com/TheStar.htm www.guidetobelize.info/star “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis

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