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Sunday, May 26, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00More Illegal Indians Charged More Illegal Indians Charged More Illegal Indians Charged More Illegal Indians Charged More Illegal Indians ChargedBelizean National Ever Corado, 34 Charged With Illegal EntrySAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Tuesday, May 21, 2013: Over the past three consecutive weeks, three sets of Indian nationals of illegal immigration status have been apprehended in western Belize. The latest incident occurred on Monday, May 20 when at around 4:00 pm the group of seven, including two minors, were intercepted by San Ignacio Police in Esperanza Village, Cayo. Eight persons, including the Belizean driver, crammed in a small Chevy Tracker, was the first suspicious act and when the blue vehicle was pulled off the road, the ethnicity of the passengers caused further suspicion. The incident was further compounded when the driver of the vehicle, identified as Ever Corado 34, Belizean from Arenal Village, allegedly told the police that he was the handler of the group. The Indians, all male persons were identified as Gurleen Singh 22, Hardeep Singh 26, Baljit Singh 18, Jaswant Singh 23 and Sukhjit Singh 19. They appeared in San Ignacio Magistrate court on Tuesday, May 21 where they pled guilty to a joint illegal entry charge that was read to them. They pled guilty to the charge and were each ordered to forthwith pay a fine of one thousand dollars in default of payment they would spend six months in jail. They were additionally ordered to be expelled from Belize by way of a court “Order to Leave” immediately after paying the fine or Charged With Illegal Entry Charged With Illegal Entry spend the time. The Belizean was charged with purposefully aiding persons not in possession of legal travel documents to enter Belize. He pled not guilty to the charge and was released on a two thousand dollar bail. He was ordered to return to court on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Please Turn To Page 2 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 *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*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*STARSTAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR No. 357 Sunday, April 28, 2013 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. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 361 Sunday, May 26, 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 CANOE RACE CANOE RACE CANOE RACESaturday, June 1st, 2013 commencing at 9:00 am in front of the old slaughter house in Benque Viejo Del Carmen Town and finishing at Bullet Tree Falls bridge. Registration fee is $100 per canoe, maximum of 3 persons. Register at Mr. Greedy’s Pizzeria on Burns Avenue, San Ignacio Town. The deadline for registration is May 15th, 2013.For more information contact:Jonathan Cariddi – 620-2975 OR Estevan Perez – 653-5591 OR Sandro Manzanero – 666-3019

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Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 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 # 107 George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo District 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.....Come Visit Us This Weekend Tel: 824-3099 Cell: 652-0123 Coach Allegedly Facing ThreatsSAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Thursday, May 23, 2013: The story of Teacher Eddie Pinelo accused of sodomizing a 14 year old male student continues. On Monday May 20, the coach, a colleague of the accused, reported receiving threats allegedly from the Pinelo family. The coach, who’s identity is being concealed, alleges that the child informed him of the incident over a month ago, during the Easter vacation. The coach said that the student and the teacher were drinking alcoholic beverages near the river in Bullet Tree Falls Village after which the teacher invited the student to his house and to his bed where they watched a pornographic video on a laptop computer after which the teacher allegedly sodomized him. According to the coach, the student claims that the teacher took off his clothes and had intercourse with him for approximately half an hour. While doctors found no sign of the child being sexually abused, the coach says that the boy continues to maintain that he was sodomized. It is believed that due to the passage of time, the doctors did not find any evidence of molestation. He Eddie Pinelo, said that the doctors explained that if the boy was examined within a 2 or 3 More Illegal Indians Charged More Illegal Indians Charged More Illegal Indians Charged More Illegal Indians Charged More Illegal Indians ChargedCharged With Illegal Entry Charged With Illegal Entry days of the alleged incident the evidence would have been present. 343 ac cattle farm, supporting 200 head, $343k usd 57 ac with house in 2 apts, pool, utils, fenced for sheep $295k usd 106 ac mopan river 367m river frontage $159k usd 181 ac great views, utils, 1.5 mi from san ignacio $199k usd luxury rural rental, furnished, 15 mins from san ignacio, 6 mos min. www.holdfastbelize.com roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com roberson.elizabeth@gmail.com 668-0749 or 663-6777 668-0749 or 663-6777 668-0749 or 663-6777 668-0749 or 663-6777 668-0749 or 663-6777 We have buyers for farmland, let us know if you have land to sell.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 Since When Has Discrimination Become Policy? BELPO has tried working with the Department of Environment (DOE) and its Chief Environmental Officer, since our mission is “protecting the environment through law”. We have attempted to amicably deal with differences and to collaborate and cooperate with DOE without antagonism. We have had our requests for information ignored. We have been disrespected by members of DOE who have been less than forthcoming with the truth. Now, it appears, the Department is going a step further in trying to ignore our existence. Over the weekend, we heard, from a secondary source, about a training workship on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) to be held May 22-24; there is to be participation from Governmental Ministries and Departments and Non-Governmental Organizations. The notice stated those interested should contact the Chief Environmental Officer, Department of Environment, for more information. I asked our Office Administrator to call to find out about registration; she was informed that no registration was needed. She was then asked who was calling. When she identified herelf, she was promptly told there was no more space in the workshop – they reached their limit. As an NGO interested and involved in protecting the environment and especially in laws and policies, including MEAs, we believe we should, at the very least, be notified of such meetings and given the respect due any NGO working diligently in this area. There are so many problems affecting Belize and the environment. We should not have to deal with such childishness. We want to put this treatment on the record as it is uncalled for and unworthy of those who are tasked to serve the people and the environment of Belize. Candy Gonzalez The Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy (BELPO) MONEY LENDERS APPLICATION Notice for the publication in newspaper of application for a moneylender’s certificate I, Trinidad Juan hereby give notice that I have applied to the Magistrate Court, at one of its sitting in San Ignacio Town during the month of May 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 LUCKY PAWN, Located at 1 Mossiah Street, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District. 2nd Publication May 19, 2013. Order Your Nokia Lumina 900 Today Call; 626-8822 For More Information Check out our FACEBOOK page: Blue Angels Email: Blueangelsnightclub@yahoo.comHappy Hour BEER/ RUM & COKE $2.50 MONDAY SATURDAY 2.... 3...

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 For Sale By Owner In BelizeBuy or Sell > Homes > Property > Businesseswww.ForSaleByOwnerinBelize.comAlso check out www.CraigsListBelize.com Sell your stuff online. Post almost anything for FREE! CAREER OPPORTUNITYHOSPITALITY OFFICER – WESTERN BORDER/SAN IGNACIO WELCOME CENTER TERMS OF REFERENCE: The Hospitality Officer (HO) working at the Western Border and/or San Ignacio Welcome Center provides that first interaction and representation at our Point of Entry at the Belize/Guatemala Border and the town of San Ignacio. The HO is responsible for welcoming guests, answering questions and facilitating the travelers’ visit as they enter the country. The HO aids in setting the tone for the visitors’ experience in Belize and reinforces their decision to choose Belize as their holiday vacation destination. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Welcomes and provides tourist information to arriving guests at major points of entry in Belize (Western Border/San Ignacio Town) Oversees and maintains the border/town kiosk operation to include Public Relations with other agencies working at the border Prepares fulfillment packages for embassies, consulates, conferences, schools and any other agencies/ organizations Provides support to marketing officers such as following up on requests with private sector, liaising with wholesalers when required, assist with VIPs meet + greet and on-the ground assistance concierge service for international conference delegates hosted by BTB and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, when required. Assists in keeping records for the Department: inventory, fulfillment database, etc. Provides support to the 800 Operation: assist in answering online request for information on Belize QUALIFICATIONS: An Associate Degree or higher in tourism studies and/or business administration is preferred At least five years’ experience in the tourism industry Previous experience working in a customer-relations or customer service post or dealing with the public Should possess the ability to spot problems and challenges in the field and report them immediately Should be goals oriented and capable of working with limited supervision. Should possess excellent communication skills – verbal and written Proficiency in Spanish and English languages preferred Should have good public relations skills and an assertive personality 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, June 14th, 2013. Applications should be directed to: Mrs. Krishna Faber Director of Administration kfaber@travelbelize.org That ugly beast known as police brutality is once again raring its ugly head in our community. The monster, laced with the consumption of alcoholic beverage, due to its frequency is beginning to strain the public relations with the police. The presence of this monster is dangerous within any community as it often results in serious bodily harm and could even extend to death if left unchecked. The brutal/unprofessional conduct of law enforcement personnel is a clear manifestation of indiscipline within the organization. It is a direct indication of disrespect and utter contempt that the abusers have, first to those in immediate supervisory capacity and subsequently, dependent on how deep the abuse runs, reflects to the very top of the organization. In the San Ignacio Police theater of operations, the disrespect runs a little deeper than the first tier within the ranks. Deeper we say because this community has not forgotten that one of them came to San Ignacio several years ago on allegation of almost, in his brutal behavior, causing the death of a man in Dangriga. In the zeal to be brutal, do these disrespectful characters not realize that the current Commissioner of Police and more so the Minister of Police have consistently demonstrated zero tolerance for police brutality? Are they seriously not seeing the swiftness with which brutal personnel are dealt with? Whenever the law of probability catches up on them, as it most certainly will, the first thing they will shout, as is the usual practice, is that someone is targeting them while they have been targeting helpless citizens for many years. At the STAR Newspaper we will not sit idly by and watch the police abuse those they are paid to serve and protect. Of course the respect is mutual. if we want the police to respect us, then we must also respect the police. Keep your fingers crossed Mr. Police Brutality Man, next time we might just be tempted to write about that fifteen thousand US dollars that was extorted from the taxi driver who is currently restrained due to the fear of police reprisal. AMS “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.com Visit Us On Line @ belizenews.com/thestar We Are Located at The San Ignacio UNO Service Station on Benque Viejo Rd in San Ignacio CAYO RENTALS

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 Call to Artists for the ‘National Song Competition 2013’ National Celebrations Commission in association with Atlantic International Bank invites musicians, performing artists and songwriters from every level to submit songs in each of the two categories, which include the BELIZE SONG COMPETITION and the Carnival Song Competition (juniors and seniors) The BELIZE SONG must be a dedication to Belize as a country, our way of life, our culture. The Belize Song should evoke a call to build community spirit and national pride, be one that inspires national unity and must be memorable with popular and emotional appeal. The Belize Song must seek to replicate a Belizean flavor in any musical genre that is Rhythm and Blues (R&B), Jazz, Alternative, Soca, Reggae, Dancehall or any other genre selected by the artist. The Carnival Song must be of Belizean flavor and evoke our unbridled celebratory spirit at our time of National Celebrations, promote a free rev elry, filled with the essence of Belizean culture and overall merriment of Carnival and our celebrations. Entries will be judged on: Audience Appeal; Musical Arrangement; Vocal Quality; Lyrical Content and Stage Presence. Rules and Regulations *Contestants: must be nationals of Belize; and can enter the competition as a solo, duet or group act *Topics: can focus on love of country and should instill patriotism and a sense of national pride *Songs: must be original and never before entered into a competition in Belize Each entry must include: a. One (1) song only, five (5) minutes or less in duration. b. Typed-written Lyric Sheet For a detailed copy of the National Song Competition Rules & Regulations, kindly contact ica@nichbelize.org or visit the NICH B elize website at www.nichbelize.org Deadline for submissions July 5, 2013 Selection often (10) finalists for each category July 12, 2013 Rehearsal of Songs July 15 to August 8, 2013 Final Round of Competition August 10, 2013 Professional production of top three (3) songsAugust 16, 2013 Winners will receive: Belize Song Senior Category (18 & Older) • 1st Place $6,000.00, Trophy, Airline Ticket to a regional song competition or festival and video music production of your s ong • 2nd Place $3,000.00 and Trophy • The other eight finalists will receive official recognition and a prizeFor Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE Junior Category (17 & Younger) • 1st Place $1,500.00, Trophy, and video music production of your song • 2nd Place $1,000.00 and Trophy Carnival Song Senior Category (18 & Older) • 1st Place $6,000.00, Trophy, Airline Ticket to a regional song competition or festival and video music production of your s ong • 2nd Place $3,000.00 and Trophy • The other eight finalists will receive official recognition and a prize Junior Category (17 & Younger) • 1st Place $1,500.00, Trophy, and video music production of your song • 2nd Place $1,000.00 and Trophy Carnival Road March Song of the Year • $1,000.00 and Trophy To schedule an interview contact: Daedra Haylock-Ag Communications Officer at Tel. No 2272110 Extension 34.

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 Elections and Boundaries Commission Belize, 20th May 2013 DISSOLUTION OF VILLAGE COUNCILS WHEREAS Section (10) of the Village Councils Act Chapter 88 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000-2003, provides that the Elections and Boundaries Commission shall, at least seven days before any general election of members of the council becomes due under the provisions of this Act or any regulations made thereunder, dissolve that council, by Order published in the Gazette and on the radio; AND WHEREAS the general election of members of the Village Councils set out in the Schedule hereto becomes due on the 2nd June, 2013 ; NOW THEREFORE in exercise of the powers conferred upon it by the aforesaid section 10 (1) of the Village Councils Act, the Elections and Boundaries Commission hereby dissolves the Village Councils set out in the Schedule hereto with effect from 26th May 2013 As from the said 26th May 2013 the following provisions shall apply in accordance with Section 11 of the said Act:(a) All the powers, duties and liabilities of the outgoing Council shall, until the constitution of a new Council, be exercised, performed and discharged by the persons who held the posts of Chairperson, Secretary and treasurer of the Council immediately before the dissolution; and (b) All property belonging to or vested in or in the occupation of the Council shall, during the period aforesaid, vest in and be in the occupation, control and management of the persons indicated in paragraph (a) above. DATED this 20th May 2013 (BERNARD Q. PITTS) CHAIRMAN ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSIONSCHEDULE VILLAGE COUNCILS DISSOLVED WITH EFFECT FROM 26th MAY 2013 CAYO DISTRICT ORANGE WALK DISTRICTSanta Familia San Antonio Bullet Tree Nuevo San Juan Arenal Guinea Grass Calla CreekSanta Martha Cotton Tree St. Mathews Franks Eddy More Tomorrow San Marcos SelenaSTANN CREEK DISTRICTPomona Hope Creek New Mullins River SaraweeTOLEDO DISTRICTBella Vista Bladen Monkey River Punta Negra Trio Jacintoville Laguna San Felipe San Marcos San Pablo Yemeri GroveCOROZAL DISTRICTChunox Progresso San Narciso Buena Vista Copper Bank Xaibe SACREd HEARt COllEgE P.O. Box 163, San Ignacio, Cayo, Phone : (501) 824 2102, 824 2758, Fax : 824 3759 Office of the President The following vacancies exist at Sacred Heart College High School for the upcoming school year. One FULLTIME Math Teacher One FULLTIME Math and IT Teacher One FULLTIME English Teacher One TEMPROARY Accounting Teacher (Sept.-Nov.) All applicants should be prepared to participate in faculty orientation sessions in August. Applicants must have a B.Sc. in the teaching subject area with a Diploma in Education, or B.Ed. in the teaching subject area. Remuneration is commensurate with MOE approved salary scales. Successful applicants should have a Teacher’s License. Application packages should include the following: a signed letter of application, a copy of a university diploma showing the highest earned degree, certified or official university transcript(s), two named referees, and a copy of a valid Teacher’s License. Completed application packages can be dropped off at the College, emailed to pr esident@shc.edu.bz. Or mail to: Secretary Board of Governors P.O. Box 163 San Ignacio Town Cayo District APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2013 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 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 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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Sunday, May 26, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 You may feel physical and emotional tension this week. Are you taking the time to care for your body? Has someone been putting a lot of pressure on you lately? Are you an emotionally satisfied person? The way you feel physically is a good indicator of your mental state. Try to go a little easier on yourself and you will see immediate benefits. Lucky numbers: 06, 20, 37. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 People love to be with you because you have such natural charm. But this week you may not feel especially charming or like talking to anyone. You may have a secret inside that is screaming to get out. If someone confides in you today, do you think you could confide in him or her, too? You should get an answer to that question today. Lucky numbers: 42, 68, 93. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Your partner may be all over you this week! Are you in the mood to listen? Are you interested in some love? Probably not. You may have had a hard week and just feel like some quiet time together. You aren't up to the demands your partner may make on you. You don't need to worry about it. It happens to everyone from time to time. Lucky numbers: 29, 55, 82. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 You are often moved by emotion, Cancer. You like situations that make you feel alive. This week your love life may give you just that kind of adventurous feeling. If that's the case, don't get so far into your emotions that it becomes too much for you. There is such a concept as too much of a good thing! Lucky numbers: 16, 75, 89. LEO: July 24 to August 21 You are a helpful person, yet in your relationships, you often seem to confuse helping with parenting. You tend to do a lot of self-sacrificing. This week you may learn how to say no when you feel your partner has gone beyond the limits of what you can give. If you do this, you may rediscover something essential you may have lost along the way your ego. Lucky Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers numbers: 02, 47, 66. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Everyone needs to be loved, but it shouldn't be your only objective in life. It isn't the end of the world if your charms fall flat every once in a while. This week you may be tempted to be a little less charming and seductive with the people around you. Some may even say you aren't acting like your usual self. Ignore them. A little self-indulgence now and then never hurt anyone. Lucky numbers: 31, 50, 78. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 There are days when a little humility can be good for you, and this might be one of those days. It's as if the planets are talking to you about sincerity and taking you far away from the trappings of superficiality and popularity. The things that are important to you today are much deeper concepts of humanity and compassion. Lucky numbers: 19, 36, 71. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Your fiery willpower can help you move mountains. But you already know that. When it's combined with your legendary optimism, it is a powerful tool you just can't do without. This week you will reap the rewards for your hard work over the last month, in every aspect of your life. The fire that burns inside you and gives you your incredible determination has its limits. Don't misuse it. Lucky numbers: 23, 45, 60. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 This week could discourage even the most ardent of passions. Even if some people say you are a bit cold, know that there is a veritable volcano burning underneath all that ice. This week you may once again find yourself at a distance from your feelings, as if you were regaining control over your emotions. Be careful about being too cynical about things. Lucky numbers: 04, 26, 51. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 You should try to be tolerant of other people's social and political positions. You may have to deal with certain people whose personal plans are jeopardized by events beyond their control. Don't judge them. Don't immediately defend one viewpoint without thinking how the situation affects the other person's life. Lucky numbers: 33, 48, 72 AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 This is a day for doubts, for asking those hard questions that you need to answer. If you like to meditate, Aquarius, think about spending a little more time at it today. You could learn a lot about yourself. You will see the whole palette of human emotion in other people, from joy to disappointment. Where do you fit in? Lucky numbers: 11, 35, 86. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 It may seem that you have been accumulating a lot of excess nervous tension and stress. Unfortunately, you won't be able to count on the people around you to make it any better. What your partner wants and what you want may not coincide. It could be time to think about reenergizing your relationship. How about planning a weekend away for just the two of you? Lucky numbers: 57, 74, 92. 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!!! Come In Today & See For Yourself Why We Are Famous For Our Prices & Service! Larry’s New Look BarberShop“Clip of Perfection”Comfortable Atmosphere, Excellent, Professional & Friendly Service. Truly A Cut Above The Rest Let The Senior Barber Take Care Of You! Far West Street, San Ignacio Town Get The Latest Copy of The STAR Newspaper @ Your Favorite Store!

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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 ELECTIONS & BOUNDARIES DEPARTMENT Public Notice The Elections and Boundaries Commission, in accordance with Part II, Sections 6 and Part VI, Section 35 of the Village Councils Act, Chapter 88 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2003, hereby release the official schedule for Village/Community Council Elections 2013 In all villages nomination opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 a.m. No asterisks denote Poll closes at 1:00 p.m. Denote Poll closes at 3:00 p.m. ** Denote Poll closes at 5:00 p.m. 2nd June 2013 COROZAL VILLAGE VENUE ORANGE WALK VILLAGE VENUE CAYO VILLAGE VENUE1. Chunox ** 2. Progresso ** 3. San Narciso ** 4. Buena Vista 5. Copper Bank 6. Xaibe ** Comm. Center Comm. Center RC School RC School RC School RC School 1. San Antonio 2. Nuevo San Juan 3. Guinea Grass** 4. Santa Martha RC School RC School RC School Govt. School 1. Santa Familia ** 2. Bullet Tree ** 3. Arenal 4. Calla Creek 5. Cotton Tree 6. St. Mathews 7. Franks Eddy 8. More Tomorrow 9. San Marcos 10. Selena RC School Emmaculate Concepcion RC School Health Center Holy Cross RC School Comm. Center Govt. School Govt. School Govt. School RC School Iguana Creek Govt.School VILLAGE VENUESTANN CREEKVILLAGE VENUETOLEDO 1. Pomona ** 2. Hope Creek 3. New Mullins River 4. Sarawee Multi-Purpose Bldg Comm. Center Comm. Center Comm. Center 1. Bella Vista ** 2. Bladen 3. Monkey River 4. Punta Negra 5. Trio 6. Jacintoville 7. Laguna 8. San Felipe 9. San Marcos 10. San Pablo 11. Yemeri Grove Our Lady of Bella Vista RC School Fabian Cayetano RC School St. Stephen Anglican School St. Cuthbert Govt. School Govt. School Comm. Center Comm. Center Comm. Center Comm. Center St. Paul RC School Toledo Christian Academy

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 The HOW and WHAT about PSA The Belize Petroleum Industry is governed by the Belize Petroleum Act, Chapter 225 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000-2003, along with the subsidiary legislation, the Belize Petroleum Regulations. Section 8.1 of the Act, states that the Government of Belize reserves the right to carry out petroleum operations either on its own or by means of contracts with any qualified person. The carrying out of petroleum operations, in particular, exploration activities requires large capital investments, thus are very costly. These investments are made at a high risk, hence; it is not prudent for it to be done with public funds. Consequently, developing countries like Belize, issue contracts to companies that have the financial and technical resources to conduct petroleum operations, to explore and develop the country’s petroleum resources. There are currently 11 Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) that have been issued to companies to carry out petroleum exploration and development operations. Production Sharing Agreements are issued under Section 13 of the Petroleum Act. This can be done through a competitive bidding process or by approval of the Cabinet on the recommendation of the Minister responsible for petroleum affairs. Both processes are structured to allow for transparency. Competitive Bidding Rounds for exploration blocks are commonly used by countries that are mature in the petroleum industry. In these countries, there are known or proven occurrences of petroleum resources. The competitive bidding process is designed to attract companies that will offer the country the best terms for the right to explore and develop petroleum resources. In the case of competitive bidding, the Minister is required to publish the description of the blocks that are available, and provide data packages with technical information along with the relevant bidding procedures and rules. This is to allow interested companies to review the data, conduct independent evaluations, run both technical and economic models with best and worst case scenarios in order to determine their interest. Companies elect to participate in these bidding rounds, as the risks associated with exploration in mature countries are generally lower and acceptable as the probability of success is significantly higher. Given this scenario, companies are generally able to propose more favorable contract terms to the country. Belize has not had a bidding round in recent times, and has been issuing contracts by approval of the Cabinet. Before a Production Sharing Agreement is granted through Cabinet’s approval, an application to conduct petroleum exploration and development operations must be submitted to the Geology and Petroleum Department for review. The department’s technical and financial personnel review each application; looking carefully at the companies’ industry experience and track record, the financial capability, or the company’s ability to provide this, the proposed exploration work program, and the proposed fiscal terms. A matrix is used to score each application to identify the company that is most qualified based on a combination of the technical and financial capabilities, the work program and on the fiscal terms being proposed. Based on this review, the Department makes its recommendation to the Minister, who takes it to Cabinet for final approval. The approved application is sent back to the Geology and Petroleum Department, and the final terms and conditions of the Production Sharing Agreement are negotiated before it is signed. Other details of the Production Sharing Agreement that are negotiated are: the terms for Government’s working interest, training for the building of local expertise, signing bonuses and cost recovery. When the negotiations are completed and the terms are agreed upon, the Minister with responsibilities for petroleum holds a signing ceremony with the principals of the successful company to sign the Production Sharing Agreement. The effective date of the eight year exploration period begins on this date. The company is now authorized to commence carrying out petroleum operations under the supervision of the Geology and Petroleum Department and other relevant government agencies. The Production Sharing Agreement is an eight (8) year contract that allows for exploration operations. The contract is broken into four two (2) year periods called the initial exploration period; the first renewal period, the second renewal period and the third renewal period. Each period has minimum work and financial commitments that must be fulfilled before approval is given to enter into the subsequent period. These commitments are negotiated and agreed upon by the Government and the company, and become the contractually binding obligations of the company. Please Turn To Page 12 PRESS RELEASEThe National Celebrations Commission announces the 2013 September Celebrations “THEME Competition”! All Belizeans living at home or abroad are invited to submit their most creative ideas for the theme of this year’s September Celebrations in commemoration of the 215th Anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye and the 32nd Anniversary of Belize’s Independence. The 2lst September is also designated as the International Day of Peace. The theme may also include ideas about any relevant aspect of Belize’s aspirations for development and/or about the value of our people to national development. The theme should not be more than ten (10) words and the deadline for submissions is F riday, May 31st, 2013 The winner of the chosen theme will receive a cash prize of $1000. Submissions can be emailed to: septembercelebrationsbze@yahoo.com or dropped off at the House of Culture on Regent Street in Belize City or any of the offices of the District Town Councils.

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 Happily Married #6 Hudson Street, San Ignacio Tel: 824-2101We carry a large assortment of Electronices 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 Photos Computer Speakers Our Friendly & Knowledgeable Staff Are Always Ready To Help 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 Shop & Save Today At Cayo’s # 1 Shopping Center Come See For Yourself Why We Are # 1 WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTERCome In Today & Shop At Cayo’s # 1 Shopping Center... Where We Always Give You More It is common after a commercial discovery that the negotiating power of the host country increases, and the Government can ask for higher royalty and production sharing terms as in the case of Belize. Government revenues from petroleum is derived from multiple sources: Royalty, Government Production Share, Government Working Interest The HOW and WHAT about PSA From Page 11 and Income Tax. Income Tax is set by law at 40% of the net revenues. The Regulations sets the minimum threshold for royalty on oil at 7.5 % and 5 % for natural gas. The examples in the table below shows a comparison of the royalty and production sharing rates for contracts negotiated and signed before Belize’s first petroleum discovery in 2005 and for those that are post petroleum discovery. A blond guy and a brunette girl were happily married and about to have a baby. One day, the wife started having contractions, so the husband rushed her to the hospital. He held her hand as she went through a trying birth. In the end, there were two little baby boys. The blond guy turned to his wife and angrily said, "All right, who's the other father?" Bar Compliments A man walked in to a bar after a long day at work. As he began to drink his beer, he heard a voice say seductively "You've got great hair!" The man looked around but couldn't see where the voice was coming from, so he went back to his beer. A minute later, he heard the same soft voice say "You're a handsome man!" The man looked around, but still couldn't see where the voice was coming from. When he went back to his beer, the voice said again "What a stud you are!" The man was so baffled by this that he asked the bartender what was going on. The bartender said "Oh, it's the nuts-they're complimentary." Drunk Husband A wife was in bed with her lover when she heard her husband's key in the door. "Stay where you are," she said. "He's so drunk he won't even notice you're in bed with me." Sure enough, the husband lurched into bed none the wiser, but a few minutes later, through a drunken haze, he saw six feet sticking out at the end of the bed. He turned to his wife: "Hey, there are six feet in this bed. There should only be four. What's going on?" "Nonsense," said the wife. You're so drunk you miscounted. Get out of bed and try again. You can see better from over there." The husband climbed out of bed and counted. "One, two, three, four. You're right, you know." Healthy Life Grandpa John was celebrating his 100th birthday and everybody complimented him on how athletic and well-preserved he appeared. "Gentlemen, I will tell you the secret of my success," he cackled. "I have been in the open air day after day for some 75 years now." The celebrants were impressed and asked how he managed to keep up his rigorous fitness regime. "Well, you see my wife and I were married 75 years ago. On our wedding night, we made a solemn pledge. Whenever we had a fight, the one who was proved wrong would go outside and take a walk." Playing The Blame Game This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did. Somebody got angry about this, because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. 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Ask for what you do not see, we can find those hard to get items. Why travel out of town to buy your supplies when Western Hardware can satisfy all your“Your One Stop Construction & Home Improvement Shop” Phone: 824-2572/3494 Fax: 8243240 E-mail: westernhardware@hotmail.com 54 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Cayo istrict, Belize C.A

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 S and B LOANS AND PAWN SHOP# 59 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize, C.A Tel# 635-9941 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice The following persons have made Payday Loans from S and B Loans and Pawn Shop. They have so far failed to make payments. If anyone has seen or know the whereabouts of any of the following persons please contact S and B Loans and Pawn Shop at telephone number 635-9941. Thank You. Name Alden Jones Hubert Flores Crecencio Smith Danny Benito Cal Micheal Rosado Bernadine Sagasa Cesar Domiguez Rodofo Boteo Bibino Teul Xiomara Thompson Augustin Rosado Carmita Cruz Amanda Leiva Diego Grajales Shantel Gladden Robert Bradley Peter Perez Kenroy Pinelo Sharette Ireland Phillip Allen Sonia Tobar Raymond Amaya Adelita Hernandez Lydon Perez Winston Gordon Krista Zelaya Loyda Oliva Mary Gillett Raymond Stephens Ava Coye Sharon Mena Jerome Ingram William Ifield Antonio Romero Michele Hendy Apolonio Williams Leticia Jones Sharon Chacon Linston Augustine Jesus Arellana Esmond Loague Rosalind Williams Luis August David Wright Jeronimo Carillo Jody Ingram Last Known Address Esperanza Village, Cayo District 3233 Trapeach Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District Esperanza Village, Cayo District # 28 Joseph Andrews Drive, San Ignacio Town # 25 Guadalupe Street, San Igancio Victoria Street, Benque Viejo Town Church Street, San Ignacio, Cayo District Cahal Pech, San Ignacio, Cayo District Awe Street, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District # 4 Paslow Lane, San Ignacio, Cayo District San Jose Succotoz Village, Cayo District Bullet Tree Falls Village, Cayo District Bullet Tree Falls Village, Cayo District Alta Vista Street, San Ignacio, Cayo District #24 Avella Street, Santa Elena, Cayo District # 411 Branch Road, Cayo District New Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District Bradley Street, San Ignacio, Cayo District Blackman Eddy Village, Cayo District Santa Cruz Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District Independce Street, Benque Viejo Town, Cayo 3236 Trapeach Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District Santigo Juan Layout, Cayo District Santa Cruz Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District Elizabeth Ortega Street, Santiago Juan Layout Santa Cruz Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District Santa Cruz Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District 7-9 Chiquibul Street, San Igancio, Cayo District Shawville Area, San Ignacio, Cayo District 3233 Trapeach Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District # 6th Street San Ignacio, Cayo District West Street San Ignaio, Cayo District Santa Cruz Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District #15 12th Street, San Ignacio, Cayo District Belmopan City Bullet Tree Falls Village, Cayo District Cahal Pech, San Ignacio Cayo District Camalotte Village, Cayo District Coconut Drive, Santa Elena, Cayo District Esperanza Village, Cayo District Shawville Area, Cayo District # 9 Venisuala Street Belmopan City Hillview Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District Orange Street, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District San Antonio Village, Cayo District Santa Cruz Area, Santa Elena, Cayo District Last Known Employer B.D.F B.D.F Belize Natural Energy Limited (BNE) Belize Natural Energy Limited (BNE) Police K-9 Unit, Belmopan Benque Viejo Police Station Bob‘s Contracting Belize Creative Tiles, San Igncaio, Cayo Fort Point Security Services Ltd. Institute Of Archaeology Kalim Habet Lady of Gudelope R.C School Lands Department, San Igancio Las Vegas Casino, Corozal Mendoza Trucking, San Ignacio Ministry of Agreculture, Central Farm, Cayo Ministry Of Agriculture, Central Farm, Cayo Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (G.O.B) Pine Lumber Company, Georgeville, Cayo Poly Clinic, Benque Viejo Town Port Authority Security, Belize City Princess Casino S.I/S.E Town Board Lab Technician, San Ignacio Hopital San Ignacio Hospital. San Ignacio Hospital. San Ignacio Hospital. San Ignacio Hospital. San Ignacio Hospital. San Ignacio Library San Ignacio Police Station San Ignacio Taxi San Ignacio Taxi Secirity Oriented Servises ( SOS) Self Employed Self Employed Self Employed St. Pallotte RC School, Unitedville, Cayo Technical Security Co.Ltd (TSS), San Ignacio Western Hardware, Burns Avenue, San Ignacio Western Regional Hospital, Belmopan Yalback Ranch At Hode's Place we pride ourselves in the quality of our food and the attentiveness of our 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 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!! 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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 Official Result Of The 19 May 2013 Village Council Elections COROZAL DISTRICT COROZAL DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSanta Clara19/05/2013 369 3112115 Deima Sanchez Member 228 Elected Dierdre Xiu Member 237 Elected Adolfo Moralez Member 236 Elected Calvin Rosalez Member 227 Elected Juan Tuyub Member 230 Elected Abner Tun Member 228 Elected Xannia Castaneda Member116 Cristal Tun Member119 Norman Martinez Member120 Yuri Morales Member120 Elsner Moralez Member125 Adilemny Chan Member1218Romel Cowo Chairperson229 Elected Marciana Beh Chairperson129COROZAL DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameLouisville19/05/2013 346 3181869 21Eleodoro B. Yah Chairperson244 Elected Everaldo Puck Chairperson84 Desiderio Coba Member 231 Elected Rudy E. Pena Member 244 Elected Santiago Cob Member 244 Elected Eifel Castaneda Member 244 Elected Rodrigo Cobb Member 242 Elected Jose Flores Member 242 Elected Dervin GarciaMember83 Faustita Cowo Member80 Ester A. Coc Member80 Floridalma Aragon Member79 Melvin Sanzores Member79BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameBurrel Boom19/05/2013 390 171611 6Paullett Dawson Chairperson318 Elected Derick Stewart Chairperson 65 Gilbert Gillett Member 268 Elected Fiona Usher Member 239 Elected Kenny Williams Member 225 Elected Eduardo Miranda Member 264 Elected Benigno Mayora Member 195 Elected Christopher Vernon Member 272 Elected Michael Waight Member75 Evelyn Kerr Member67BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameFreetown Sibun19/05/2013 341191 1Dexter Neal Chairperson18 Elected Alfredo Tun Chairperson15 Jose Juarez Member22 Elected Giovanni Tun Member22 Elected Glenda Neal Member25 Elected Alicia Tun Member26 Elected Whilda Murillo Member25 Elected Roberto Tun Member21 Elected Bernard Villatoro Member19 Assucena Juarez Member14 Gladys Robinson Member16 Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSan Roman19/05/2013 Alicia E. Ramirez Chairperson186 Elected Ilsa Y. Burgos Chairperson153 357 3182014 Gervacio E. Casteneda Member 190 Elected Gian Carlos Tzul Member 190 Elected Bernari R. Gonzalez Member 190 Elected Rosany V. Torres Member 189 Elected Micaela Durantes Member 187 Elected Ever Abelino Moh Member 176 Elected Jose M. Lin Member148 Ludwin J. Garcia Member146 Norely N. Marin Member145 Hubert C. Mesh Member147 Darvin O. Palacios Member145 Windy M. SuarezMember146 15ORANGE WALK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameYo Creek19/05/2013 848 11274913 24Evelio Cal Chairperson443 Elected Gabriel J. Campos Chairperson378 Jian C. Teck Member458 Elected Nelson E. Blanco Member442 Elected Elsita Cal Member440 Elected Raul Gonzalez Member451 Elected Martha Novelo Member454 Elected Pedro Garcia Member444 Elected Virgilia Gongora Member362 Shermadine Carrillo Member368 Rafaelita G. Hernandez Member370 Paolo R. Ack Member361 Manuel Rejon Member372 Alexis Y. Blanco Member367ORANGE WALK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSan Roman19/05/2013 251 161487 1Jose Manuel Novelo Chairperson171 Elected Saulito D. J. Vasquez Chairperson74 Nency Y. Aguirre Member 174 Elected Graciliano Figueroa Member 180 Elected Rigoberto Gomez Member 178 Elected Rafael Edgar Cajun Member 174 Elected Sergio E. Villamil Member 175 Elected Valeria E. Vasquez Member 168 Elected Antonio Viallamil Member69 Abelardo M. Chan Member77 Julio Toledano Member73 Jenaro Vargas Member75 Roque A. Viallmil Member72 Vito Toledano Member71ORANGE WALK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSan Pablo19/05/2013 Victor Cawich Chairperson Uncontested Marlon S. L. Garcia Member Un contested Stefanie Marin Member Un contested Jeny Sabido Member Un contested Desita R. Manzanero Member Un contested Ana M. Menenzes Member Un contested Jose B. Bacab Member Un contestedCOROZAL DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameChan Chen19/05/2013 364 562071 12Leonardo J. Hall Chairperson247 Elected Petronilo Oba Chairperson111 Marcelino M. Hall Member 227 Elected Braulio Casteneda Member 244 Elected Yolanda Hall Member 242 Elected Angela S. Eck Member 243 Elected Hermenegildo J. Chi Member 242 Elected Sergio R. Balam Member 235 Elected Roque D. Tun Member113 Neidy N. Ruiz Member105 Jose A. Balam Member103 Benito Mena Member104 Roberto C. Ruiz Member101 Emiliano Keme Member100COROZAL DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameConsejo19/05/2013 117 6 678 Edilberto Escalante Chairperson 73 Elected Carlos Arana Chairperson 44 Rojer Escalante Member 69 Elected Joyce Wiltshire Member 66 Elected Ricardo Rivero Member 66 Elected Jose Garrido Member 64 Elected Richard Zambito Member 60 Elected Rodolfo Rivero Member 60 Elected Alexandria Arana Member 51 Karina Torres Member 49 Rony Arana Member 49 Darvin Torres Member 48 Christian Loza Member 48 Alejandro Arana Member 462 Please Turn To Page 15

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates Name La Democracia 19/05/2013 103 16551 Official Result Of The 19 May 2013 Village Council Elections From Page 14 9Paul Smith Chairperson54 Elected Kimberly Nado Chairperson43 Therese Brakeman Member52 Elected Neekaa Jones Member51 Elected Jorden Williams Member48 Elected Trevor Estrada Member50 Elected Devane Hyde Member50 Elected Gilroy Welch Member47 Elected Mark Lopez Member42 Kamel McFadzean Member42 Loraine Sanchez Member36 Gregory Estrada Member41 Emmanuel Clarke Member41 Pamela Young Member42BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameGales Point19/05/2013 1296690 CAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates Name Roaring Creek 19/05/2013 730 2433937 2Ionie Samuels Chairperson49 Elected Myrtle C. Altschaft Chairperson38 Katherine Dawson Chairperson36 Ionie Slusher Member 70 Elected Shyril Fuller Member 60 Elected Sherlene Andrewin Member 59 Elected Leonard Myers Member 55 Elected Robert Chavez Member 53 Elected Clifton Bailey Member 52 Elected James L. Gaulie Member 47 Karim Smith Member 38 Kenneth Welch Member 49 Shermadine Samuel Member 45 Amelia Requena Member 33 Bridget Smith Member 33 Jeromie Samuels Member 45 Alpheus Smith Member 49 CAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameGracie Rock19/05/2013 9910519 45Jervis Banner Chairperson 397 Elected Godwin A. Flowers Chairperson 290 Dorothy D. Nembhard Member 338 Elected Raymond A. Garbutt Member 379 Elected Elroy W. Pandy Member 338 Elected Fredrick A. Banner Member 337 Elected Candy K. Newfield Member 330 Elected Ronaldo E. Richards Member 324 Elected Vanessa M. Richards Member 324 Estelita O. Romero Member 318 Andrea Banner Member 313 Ari C. Vanzie Member 307 Chanica L. Anderson Member 296 Bruce S. Thompson Member 2885Philip Clarke Chairperson 51 Elected Raphael Gardiner Chairperson 38 Sherie Hoare Member 45 Elected Denfield Robinson Member 51 Elected Anesia Hoare Member 48 Elected Ara Usher Member 50 Elected Samuel Brakeman Member 48 Elected Audrey Arnold Member 49 Elected Orin Joshep Member 37 Mario Rivero Member 40 Trenton McKoy Member 36 Michael Kerr Member 40 Jermaine Castillo Member 37 Kieran Samuels Member 33CAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameDuck Run 119/05/2013 BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameWestern Paradise19/05/2013 304 0201608 CAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameCamalote19/05/2013 545 4432939 Adolfo R. Carillo Chairperson Uncontested Carlos H. Moralez Member Uncontested Josue Navarijo Member Uncontested Jayson Vasquez Member Uncontested Johan Reimer Member Uncontested Randy Carillo Member Uncontested Gelbin Padilla Member Uncontested Oliver Ernest Wiltshire Chairperson 315 Elected Gilbert A. Middleton Chairperson 18735Jose A. Linarez Member 282 Elected Kenia V. Torres Member 286 Elected Kent A. Fuller Member 310 Elected Isidoro E. Ho Member 292 Elected Nicholas Maldonado Member 300 Elected Fredy N. Olmedo Member 290 Elected Miguel A. Aldana Member 180 Mikayla V. Banner Member 204 Maria Hernandez Member 185 Ron S. Waight Member 182 Kent L. Longsworth Member 186 Robert A. Matute Member 20715Acencion Cal Sr. Chairperson 158 Elected Terrence Casasola Chairperson 126 Cheryl Gabourel Member 146 Elected Merlene Carr Member 137 Elected Darrin Morgan Member 135 Elected Melhelm Gonzalez Member 156 Elected Anthony Arzu Member 131 Elected Matthew Flowers Member 135 Elected Justin Gill Member 117 Libby James Member 124 Aprill Samuels Member 130 David Young Member 129 Michelle Majil Member 124 Ann Marie Castillo Member 129CAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameBuena Vista19/05/2013 Please Turn To Page 16 Eddie De La Rosa Chairperson Uncontested Juan A. De La Rosa Member Uncontested Josue M. Galindo Member Uncontested Valentin Cano Jr. Member Uncontested Rubelio Galindo Member Uncontested Raphael Garcia Member Uncontested Brenda Y. Palma Member UncontestedBELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSt. George’s Caye19/05/2013 John Searle Chairperson Uncontested Lynn Young Member Uncontested Francis Codd Member Uncontested Lilia Boman Member Uncontested Gordon C. Roe Member Uncontested Kay Menzies Member Uncontested Anthony P. Hunt Member Uncontested Claudia V. Valdez Member 92 Elected Wilmer Monroy Member 97 Elected Juan J. A. Leonardo Member 97 Elected David G. Lei Member 97 ElectedCAYO DISTRICTElection Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameDuck Run ll19/05/2013 163 1 92535Juan C. Ruano Chairperson 98 Elected Manuel De Jesus Catalan Chairperson 59ORANGE WALK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NamePalmar19/05/2013 612 8213464 22Orlando “Latch” Balan Chairperson395 Elected Araceli Gongora196 Hector “Chico” Sosa Member 395 Elected Orlando “Landy” Ayuso Member 395 Elected Ismael “Puss” Cantun Member 382 Elected Hugo “Roach” Tzul Member 388 Elected Liborio “Lib” Cantun Member 384 Elected Yanny “Yanni” Jones Member 377 Elected Derwin Bruhier Member185 Evencio Cal Member192 Estela Torres Member189 Alejandro E. Mendez Member196 Juanita Sabido Member175 Adoralida Sanchez Member184

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Page 16 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 CAYO DISTRICTElection Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameDuck Run ll19/05/2013 5 Official Result Of The 19 May 2013 Village Council Elections Continued From Page 15 Erick R. Guerra Member 98 Elected Angel A. Alvarez Member 94 Elected Willians Vinicio Castro Member 54 Ediberto Alcantara Member 58 Alcario Lorenzo Cano Member 57 Ermelindo Garrido Member 59 Fernando Garcia Member 58 Etelvina Perez Member 59STANN CREEK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameHopkins19/05/2013 732 1233586 50Wayne Casimiro Chairperson 267 Elected Felix F. Miranda Chairperson 240 Ted R. McKoy Chairperson 202 Terrill Castillo Member 294 Elected Hilton Rodriguez Member 270 Elected Hilaria Ramos Member 256 Elected Rodrick E. Castillo Member 254 Elected Ashford Miranda Member 253 Elected Nisha C. Lewis Member 270 Elected Kyra Lewis Member 244 Uwahinie Martinez Member 231 Orlando Augustine Member 228 Elodia Casimiro Member 222 Walton Rodrigrez Member 214 Ronald Williams Member 212 Albert Nunez Member 203 James Casimiro Member 194 Denmar Venturo Member 191 Francis Zuniga Member 252 CAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameBilly White19/05/2013 235121163 14Benjamin Cano Chairperson 120 Elected Hermenegilio Veliz Chairperson 103 Clemente Escobar Member 105 Elected Alex S. Menjibar Member 104 Elected Mario Garcia Member 103 Elected Nasario Alonso Member 105 Elected Jeremias Garcia Member 102 Elected Gladimir Cano Member 102 Elected Pablo Marroquin Member 89 Toribio Ramos Member 89 Fernando Figueroa Member 88 Esau Mendoza Member 87 Perfilio A. Ruiz Member 87 Bernabe Quintanilla Member 88CAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSittee River19/05/2013 615 5Darren Ramirez Chairperson Uncontested Isaac Kelly Jr. Member 94 Elected Windell McDougal Jr. Member 65 Elected Delcie Espinosa Member 64 Elected Bryan Andrews Member 80 Elected Horace Andrews Member 71 Elected Kendis Kelly Member 71 Elected Sarita Andrews Member 57 Quintin Espinosa Member 46 Sylvia Williams Member 19 Ava Kelly Member 43STANN CREEK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSeine Bight19/05/2013 390 2103 4 Peter Justo Augustine Chairperson 245 Elected Eloise J. Lopez Chairperson 145 Elizabeth Zaiceus (Liz) Member 189 Elected Floret Valerio (Beauty) Member 200 Elected Lavern Arzu (data) Member 177 Elected Albert Flores (Amando) Member 199 Elected Sinclair W. Diego Member 200 Elected John Augustine (Mankia) Member 179 Elected Emmanuel Ogaldez (Og) Member 143 John R. Ogaldez (Ray) Member 147 Jacey Estrada Member 143 Lorris Moriera Member 139 Janet Moriera Member 138 Leonard Williams Member 141 Mark Augustine Member 21 Sammuel Lopez Member 25 Gregory Morera Member 25 Joyce Garcia Member 22 Jose Maria Aleman Member 15 STANN CREEK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NamePlacencia19/05/2013 36131980 5 1 Isla S. Villanueva Chairperson 261 Elected Charles B. Leslie Chairperson 97 Harold Wallen Member 279 Elected Warren B. Garbutt Member 229 Elected Jodie A. Leslie Member 222 Elected Glenford W. Eiley Member 181 Elected Nick C. Pollard Member 161 Elected Lloydia L. Westby Member 158 Elected Carolyn J.Westby Member 155 Victor “Salva” Zabaneh Member 152 Wendy J. Lemus Member 127 Conrad L. Villanueva Jr. Member 127 Andria F. Villanueva Member 104STANN CREEK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSilk Grass19/05/2013 27471457 1926 Solomon Andrews Chairperson 112 Elected Ewing Wade Chairperson 48 Dolores Sho Chairperson 107 Eric Pixabaj Member 114 Elected Iris Ramirez Member 108 Elected Joyce Whyte Member 106 Elected Frank Brooks Member 96 Elected Guadalupe Bull Member 95 Elected Florentino Bol Member 93 Elected Natasha Guy Member 90 Hipolito Ical Member 93 Glendy Ortiz Member 45 Elaine Mejia Member 46 Rosana Acal Member 48 Delia Cabral Member 31 John Rubio Member 55 Israel Pau Member 90 Terrence Salam Member 77 Julia Williams Member 68 Westino Assi Member 93 Dykes Flores Member 90 STANN CREEK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSanta Cruz19/05/2013 469612522 42Reinerio Lobo Chairperson 215 Elected Pedro Cal Chairperson 193 Gilma Robles Member 232 Elected Jose Aleman Member 229 Elected Nery Recinos Member 229 Elected Brigido Chica Member 230 Elected Maria Banegas Member 228 Elected Gladis Cruz Member 221 Elected Luis Mejia Member 187 Ysela Aleman Member 186 Margarita Guevara Member 187 Esvi Castillo Member 187 Justo Y anez Member 183 Jaime Magana Member 181 1STANN CREEK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameMaya Center19/05/2013 23261357 4Gregorio Chun Chairperson 131 Elected Antonio Bolon Chairperson 95 Daniel Bolon Member 132 Elected Martin Teck Member 134 Elected Mariano Bolon Member 132 Elected Anselmo Choc Member 135 Elected Isidoro Cucul Member 134 Elected Marcelo Pau Member 137 Elected Vicente Pau Member 93 Philip Acosta Member 92 Secondino Coc Member 90 Rosenda Pop Member 93 Emiliano Pop Member 92 Paula Sho Member 89 Please Turn To Page 17 TOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameBarranco19/05/2013 69 34Joseph Palacio Chairperson 41 Elected Leslie Colon Chairperson 24 357 Angelina Nicholas Member 48 Elected Kevin Zuniga Member 36 Elected Francis Arzu Member 34 Elected Alvin Loredo Member 33 Elected

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 17 Official Result Of The 19 May 2013 Village Council Elections TOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameBarranco19/05/2013 2Dale Gutierrez Member 32 Elected Irma Gonzalez Member 30 Elected Francis Nunez Member 22 Ignacia Reyes Member 29 Dersie Zuniga Member 19 Lynn Zuniga Member 12 Derek Moreira Member 17 Antonette Zuniga Member 14 Beatrice Mariano Member 13 Cruz Rodriguez Member 16 TOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSunday Wood19/05/2013 Maxcimilliano Tush Chairperson Uncontested Pablo Salam Member Uncontested Jose Che Member Uncontested Jose Ba Member Uncontested Martin Paaw Member Uncontested Manuel Acte Member Uncontested Edwardo Tush Member UncontestedTOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSan Antonio19/05/2013 37592114 62 Candido Chun Chairperson 169 Elected Placido Sho Chairperson 164 Pablo Bolon Chairperson 5 Iredeo Bolon Chairperson 28 Felicia Chiac Member 188 Elected Ruperto Cho Member 206 Elected Wallace Salam Member 189 Elected Sophia Coc Member 189 Elected Sylvino Salam Member 192 Elected Cayetano Coy Member 183 Elected Fermin Castellanos Member 162 Demeterio Cowo Member 160 Juan Castillanos Member 171 Prudencio Paquil Member 164 Regino Cowo Member 148 Geraldo Coc Member 156 TOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameConejo Creek19/05/2013 626Enrique Makin Chairperson 31 Elected Juaquin Cucul Chairperson 29 Marcos Makin Members Uncontested Melinda Chub Members Uncontested Manuel Coy Members Uncontested Antonio Cucul Members Uncontested Armando Makin Members Uncontested Martinez Maquin Members UncontestedTOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NamePueblo Viejo19/05/2013 Cyriaco Tush Chairperson Uncontested Marcos Cucul Jr. Member 68 Elected Maximo Salam Member 84 Elected Vicente Perez Member 56 Elected Augustin Coc Member 58 Elected Pablo Caal Member 48 Elected Roberto Coc Member 45 Elected Dalia Sho Member 24 3929TOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameCrique Sarco19/05/2013 1264643 40 Marcos Chub Chairperson 53 Elected Juan Choc Chairperson 46 Alehandro Coy Chairperson 23 John Bo Jr. Member 47 Elected Francisco Keh Member 48 Elected Luis Cho Member 46 Elected Thomas Cal Jr. Member 45 Elected Edgar teul Member 48 Elected Antonio Rash Member 44 Elected Ismael Cal Member 43 Hilaria Hoo Member 20 Sebastian Hoo Member 22 Mateo Cal Member 23 Humberto Keh Member 23 Edwardo R. Cal Member 25 Samuel Choc Member 42 Fernando Bo Member 41 Marcos Coy Member 42 Marcos Choc Member 41 Josais Bo Member 39 TOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSan Jose19/05/2013 29681351 222 Virginio Sub Chairperson 111 Elected Thomas Coh Chairperson 101 Clifford Cal Chairperson 76 Fidelio Mess Member 134 Elected Heliodoro Peck Member 117 Elected Gregorio V. Sub Member 115 Elected Basilio Cal Member 111 Elected Benjamin Bolon Member 106 Elected Gregorio Ical Member 106 Elected Eusebio Cal Member 102 Cornelio Teck Member 105 Albino Cal Member 101 Felipe Teck Member 97 Anselmo Bolon Member 82 Marciano Cal Member 55 Eugenio Pop Member 98TOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameNa Luum Ca19/05/2013 Diego Oh Chairperson Uncontested Geraldo Sho Member Uncontested Antonio Sho Member Uncontested Ismael Bol Member Uncontested Benito Sho Member Uncontested Thomas Sho Member Uncontested Donata Paquiul Member UncontestedTOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameMidway19/05/2013 821Juan Ico Chairperson 51 Elected Oscar Canelo Chairperson 30 Jose Ishim Member Uncontested Augustine Cucul Member Uncontested Oscar Paau Member Uncontested Eduardo Ishim Member Uncontested Federico Cho Member Uncontested Abelino Cab Member UncontestedTOLEDO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameJalacte19/05/2013 9818Jose Xol Chairperson55 Elected Pablo Chun Chairperson25 Ricardo Choc Member Uncontested Esteban Caal Member Uncontested Queven Choc Member Uncontested Lorenzo Pop Member Uncontested George Koy Member Uncontested Justino Augustin Member UncontestedTOLEDO DISTRICTElection Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSan Vicente19/05/2013 Pedro Cal Chairperson 33 Elected Miguel Tzalam Chairperson 17 Gilberto Pop Chairperson 18 Guillermo Caal Chairperson 5 Ricardo Coc Member Uncontested Domingo Caal Pop Member Uncontested Cristobal Caal Member Uncontested Juan Pop Member Uncontested Carmelina Quib Member Uncontested Milvia Caal Member Uncontested 741 TOLEDO DISTRICTElection Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSanta Cruz19/05/2013 1293 Aram Canti Chairperson 63 Elected Raymundo Sho Chairperson 47 Marcos Sho Chairperson 16 Orlando Canti Member 89 Elected Rafael Ash Member 87 Elected Manuel B. Pop Member 81 Elected Jose Mes Member 79 Elected Valentino Ical Member 79 Elected Venancio Canti Member 74 Elected Isidoro Makin Member 64 Apolonio A. Pop Member 49 6031 Please Turn To Page 18

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Page 18 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 26, 2013 Official Result Of The 19 May 2013 Village Council Elections TOLEDO DISTRICTElection Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSanta Elena19/05/2013 663 Edgar Caal Chairperson 38 Elected Pedro Cus Chairperson 25 3421Dionicio Choc Jr. Member 39 Elected Demetro Choc Member 39 Elected Mateo Caal Member 37 Elected Eduardo Choc Member 37 Elected Manuel Ico Member 37 Elected Alberto Tzub Member 36 Elected Lucia Ico Member 20 Elsa Choc Member 18 Armando Choc Member 21 Luisa Cus Member 20 Hermelinda Choc Member 19 Arcencio Garcia Member 18 From Page 17 Dear Editor: I found your article, Ten Reasons Why Buggery Should Not Be Decriminalised, starting on page 10 of the May 19, 2013, edition from the Caribbean Centre for Family and Human Rights, to be so astonishingly inaccurate and misinforming that I am compelled to write what I hope will be a helpful response. I take each of the claims in order. 1. Decriminalising buggery means legalizing homosexuality. This opens the door for the legalization of, every conceivable form of sexual perversion as a “sexual orientation” or “alternative lifestyle”. Homosexuality is not illegal in Belize. “Carnal intercourse against the order of nature” is outlawed, but the law is silent about what that means. It has been taken to mean oral sex, anal sex, or anything other than male-female penile-vaginal sex. It applies to these acts whether engaged in by two men, two women, or a man and a woman, including married couples. The law is just not enforced by the GOB. But it authorizes the GOB to knock on your bedroom door and ask what you’re doing in there. The challenge to S53 is about the fundamental right to privacy and the sanctity of the home guaranteed to every Belizean citizen, nothing more, nothing less. 2. Legalising homosexuality opens the door to for legalization of same sex “marriage” and can also be used to justify legalizing other forms of relationships such as polygamy, incestuous couplings, or any type of “loving relationship”. Upholding the fundamental right Please Turn To Page 19 Belizeans have to conduct their private lives without the interference of the GOB has absolutely nothing to do with same-sex marriage, polygamy, incest, or even loving relationships. 3. It will undermine the family, the fundamental cell unit of society. Strong, healthy families are essential for strong, healthy societies. There is not one iota of scientific evidence for this claim by anti-homosexual activists. In fact, what evidence we have from around the world points to just the opposite. 4. Same-sex marriage denies the child the basic right to a mother and father. Same-sex marriage has in fact been shown to improve the lives of children of same-sex couples. However, this claim is completely irrelevant to the fundamental right to privacy and the sanctity of the home guaranteed to all Belizeans. 5. Homosexuality has not been proven to be genetic. Evidence suggests that environmental, familial, and personal influences contribute significantly to homosexual tendencies. A tendency toward homosexuality need not be acted upon. It can be successfully overcome. This statement goes against the overwhelming body of scientific research on the topic. Nonetheless, choice is irrelevant. If the indigenous Maya of Belize could somehow magically become Creole or European, would that mean that GOB discrimination against the Maya who choose not the change would then be acceptable? Discrimination on the basis of status is evil, period. 6. Homosexuality is an unhealthy and harmful practice which leads to TOLEDO DISTRICTElection Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameCrique Jute19/05/2013 981 Lawrence Bolon Chairperson 49 Elected Victor Bolon Chairperson 49 403 Rodrigues Pop Member 63 Elected Salvio Paquil Member 56 Elected Jose Castellanos Member 50 Elected Elidoro Lara Member 51 Elected Fermin Cho Member 47 Elected Bruce Cho Member 45 Elected Candido Cho Member 45 Norberto Alcalha Member 45

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 19 Elections & Boundaries Department Elections & Boundaries Department Elections & Boundaries Department Elections & Boundaries Department Elections & Boundaries Department Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Mahogany Street Extension Mahogany Street Extension Mahogany Street Extension Mahogany Street Extension Mahogany Street Extension P. O. Box 913, Belize City P. O. Box 913, Belize City P. O. Box 913, Belize City P. O. Box 913, Belize City P. O. Box 913, Belize City Telephone: 501-222-4992/4042 Fax: 501-222-4991 Email: electbound@btl.netWebsite: www .elections.gov .bz Our Ref.: EBD/PUB/1/03/2013(05) 21st May, 2013 Public Service Announcement The Elections and Boundaries Department reminds the general public of the following in relation to the Village Council Elections: 1.) Persons wishing to contest the elections must be: a) A citizen of Belize; and b) Is at least eighteen years old; and c) Has ordinarily resided in the village for at least one year immediately preceding the elections. 2.) Persons wishing to vote are allowed to vote only if: a) Name is on the official voters list for that village or community; or b) At least eighteen years of age; and c) Is a Belizean either by birth or naturalization and has been residing in the village for a continuous period of not less than two months prior to the date of the elections; or d) Is a Permanent Resident in Belize, and is in possession of a Permanent Resident Card or proof of possession thereof; is at least eighteen years of age and has been residing in the village for a continuous period of not less than two months prior to the date of the elections. Please be reminded that the Village Council Regulations do not speak about Social Security Card nor Work Permits for verification of Permanent Residence nor qualification to contest the Election. The only document that is acceptable for permanent resident who wish to vote is: Permanent Resident Card or passport with stamp showing proof of Permanent Residence. Residents of Villages/Communities are reminded that they are entitled to vote in only one Village or Community Council Election for that period. It is an offence for a person to vote in more than one village or community. This offence is punishable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. Signed: Francisco Zuniga (Mr.) For Chief Elections Officer injury, disease, and early death. There is no scientific evidence that homosexual sex is any more or less dangerous than heterosexual sex or their consequences. All STDs are equal opportunity diseases, and the evidence indicates the most dangerous result of sex to either males or female is the dangers of pregnancy, which no one would want to outlaw except the Chinese with respect to second children. 7. Engaging is homosexuality or any kind of “alternative sexual lifestyle” is not a human right. Engaging in ANY type of sex is not a human right. The relevant human rights to the S53 are: Article 1 Right to Equality, Article 2 Freedom from Discrimination, Article 7 Right to Equality before the Law, Article 12 Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence, Article 18 Freedom of Belief and Religion, Article 30 Freedom from State or Personal Interference in the above Rights. Notice sex isn’t mentioned. 8. Gay rights activists promote a radical agenda which seeks to undermine fundamental JudeoChristian principles which have been the bedrock of western civilization. The entire “gay rights agenda” is equality under the law. I don’t see how that can be a radical concept. That agenda can be contrasted with the Dominionist agenda endorsed by leaders of the anti-homosexuality movement, namely, to place Christians in control over the seven forces that shape and control our culture: (1) Business; (2) Government; (3) Media; (4) Arts and Entertainment; (5) Education; (6) Family; and (7) Religion, believing that Jesus’ return depends on accomplishing the dominion of nations. The leading member of Belize Action was a student of one of the two founders of the Dominionist movement. Gays want equality; the Dominionists want to take over the world. Which group do YOU fear most? 9. The sexual rights agenda imposes acceptance of “alternative lifestyles” on all peoples. It undermines freedom of religion and freedom of conscience. It disregards sovereign rights of states, unfairly coerces smaller developing nations and unjustly links recognition of these “rights” to development aid. This is a new form of cultural imperialism. No one and no law can impose acceptance of any lifestyle. While “lifestyle” is itself a denigrating label, as if one’s sexual nature where a fashion choice, one can put that insult aside and focus on fact: LGBT persons have no legal right, fundamental or otherwise, to being accepted or liked. They DO have a fundamental right in both the Belize constitution and the International Declaration of Human Rights to their freedom of conscience and right to privacy and equality under the laws of their state. Whatever the outcome of the S53 challenge, sodomy will still be a sin in most (but not all) Christian congregations, and those who do not accept homosexuality will still be able to encourage others to agree with them. 10. Legalising buggery will deny the fundamental right of parents to determine the quality of education which their children receive. In Belize, parents are already being denied the fundamental right to determine the quality (or content) of the education which their children receive. Parents who don’t want their children to receive religious education Continued From Page 18 from church schools whose teachers are paid out of parents’ taxes that they should go elsewhere if they feel that way. Where could they go? The GOB sets the curricula for the schools, most often without parent input and without opt-out provisions. People who find that a problem, as I do, should be yelling at their government representatives to change that situation, not using it to justify denying LGBT persons their fundamental rights. Please see that this alternative and correct information gets the same prominence that you gave the misguided and incorrect information. Asa DeMatteo, Ph.D.

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