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Sunday, July 28, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 Alleged Home Invader Freed On Bail SAN IGNACIO, Cayo, Monday July 22, 2013: It has been quite a while since wereported on a home invasion in thecommunity The latest such reported incident is alleged to have occurredat around 8:30 pm on Thursday July 18, 2013 on the George PriceHighway in Santa Elena. San Ignacio police received thereport home invasion in the areaknown as Hotpoint on the GeorgePrice Highway in Santa Elena T own. A team of policemen rushed to thearea where they met Hugh Tillet 49, Belizean laborer originally fromCrooked T ree V illage in the Belize District. T illet reported that sometime around 8:25 pm he and his wife wereinside the bedroom of their housewhen two armed, masked malepersons invaded the house andkicked down the bedroom door T illet informed that one of the men of clear complexion was armed witha knife while the other of a darker complexion was armed with whatappeared to be a chrome handgun.The men reportedly ordered T illet and his wife to lie face down on thefloor as the one with the gundemanded money Fearing for their safety T illet reportedly handed over one thousandfive hundred dollars in variousdenominations to the invaders whoalso demanded their two cellular telephones valued at one hundredand fifty dollars each all for a totalvalue of one thousand eight hundreddollars. The men then ran out of thehouse and disappeared under thecover of darkness. Swift police investigation led to thearrest of a resident of the area lateridentified as Simon Bateman who is no stranger to the police and humanservices personnel. While the searchcontinues for the accomplice,Bateman was subsequently issuedwith an aggravated burglary charge. The accused appeared beforeMagistrate Narda Morgan on Friday July 19, 2013, where the charge was read to him. Hepled not guilty to the charge andsurprisingly the police ser geant, substituting for the civilian prosecu-tor made no request for the denial of bail on the serious charge involving afirearm. The accused was offered,met bail and later released fromcustody Simon Bateman, 24 BENQUE VIEJO TOWN, Cayo,Thursday 25 July 2013: The family of a promising footballstar is today preparing to lay theirloved one to rest in the wake of atragic accident that occurred inGuatemala on the evening of T uesday July 23, 2013. A Guatemalan news agency informed that it was shortly after 3:00pm on T uesday July 23, when the bus in which Luis Mendez 22, of a Benque V iejo T own address in the Cayo District, was travelling fromGuatemala on the return journey toBelize along with his wife when thepassenger bus reportedly crashedinto a trailer causing it to slide off theroad, down a gully and overturned.Several passengers were injured in theaccident but Mendez was the onlyone who died. Luis Mendez, 22 The rising football star came tonational prominence for his participaPlease T ur n T o P ag e 2 Re Re Re Re Re st In P st In P st In P st In P st In P eace Luis Mendez eace Luis Mendez eace Luis Mendez eace Luis Mendez eace Luis Mendez 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. 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*STAR* 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. 370 Sunday, July 28, 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*STAR* *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 50% of f r oom rate for Summer 2013. Dir ect bookings only Air Conditioning Restaurant & Bar In Room Jacuzzi Luxurious Accomodations Infinity PoolFree Wifi T el: 01 1-501-844-4047 E-mail: info@mahoganyhallbelize.com

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Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, July 28, 2013 tion in this year ’ s UNCAF games in Costa Rica. Eric Manzanero elder brother of the deceased told the media that “he was there accompanying his wifewho was taking a course there.They were travelling back homeyesterday evening and we first gotthe news that it was an accident.Apparently some people knew thetragic news, but they didn’ t want to tell us the terrible news becauseof my Mom.” While Mendez did not make thefinal cut to travel with the nationalteam to the USA, President of theFFB, Ruper to V icente told the media that “He was a part of the national football team. He playeda key part in the Belize teamqualifying for the Gold Cupbecause he played in Costa Ricaand he was a main part of theteam. He was a defensive playerbut he also played defensivemid-field. He also played in theU-20 football team. A young player with a great future butunfortunately we lost him. He wasat the camp initially and when thecut was made, he too was cut, buthe remained a member of thenational team.” Mendez’ body has since beentransported back to Belize. A wake is schedule for Thursday night at thefamily home in Benque V iejo T own. Funeral services will be held at MountCarmel Church in Benque V iejo T own on Friday July 26. W e join the community in extending sincere condolences to the familyand his colleagues in football at thetragic loss of this young and talentedBelizean athlete. May his soul nowrest in eternal peace. Re Re Re Re Re st In P st In P st In P st In P st In P eace Luis Mendez eace Luis Mendez eace Luis Mendez eace Luis Mendez eace Luis Mendez From Front Page Confused, Confused, Confused As the ef fort continues to connect the dots, several incidents making thenews in the past days and weeks areyielding more questions than answers: 1 .While it is no secret that we at the ST AR Newspaper hold Audr ey Matura Shepard in high regard; unless she comes forward and informsotherwise, we are of the view that herhasty disconnection from OCEANA is the product of an anti-homosexualarticle she wrote in the Amandala newspaper yet, as OCEANA ’s Representative in Belize she wouldallow herself to be used in thehanding over of a four thousanddollar check to UNIBAM the lead group overtly promoting thehomosexual agenda in Belize. 2 T o the best of our knowledge UNIBAM could care less about anything having to do with on or offshore exploration for oil and even lessabout anything having to do withocean protection. UNIBAM’ s singular focus is the promotion of gayrights and the homosexual agenda inBelize. 3. Then there is the opposition female attorney who by the verynature of her political agenda isnaturally opposed to anything andeverything that government doesincluding drilling for oil anywhere inBelize while she overtly supportsUNIBAM and the homosexualagenda, even to the extent of publiclywearing the UNIBAM wrist band andflashing the same on her facebookprofile. Seems like the idealcandidate to represent OCEANA inBelize. Notwithstanding, OCEANAcontinues to pass her over first as acompetitor against Matura Shephardfor the job and secondly as areplacement for the exiting MaturaShephard while we understand thatOCEANA ’ s eye is on a foreigner to replace Matura Shephard at the endof this month. 4. How does a Government sign an agreement with an NGO to co-man-age a national park on governmentland and then that NGO turns aroundand seeks to dictate to governmentwhat it can and cannot do on its land.Furthermore, while Governmentseeks to end the agreement, the NGOinsists that it will continue to operatein the area as if the agreement remainsin effect? Is it therefore any wonderwhy colonial masters in their erareferred to all non-privately ownedlands in Belize as crowned land? Betthey would never dream of pulling thisbull on the crown lest they run therisk of being charged for treason. 5. How does Edilberto Romero the Chairman of the Association of Protected Areas Management Or ganizations (AP AMO) tell the nation on national TV that “they (the Government of Belize) gavepermits to developers like USCapital to go in and do the samethings that they don’ t want the communities to do” T ell us Edilberto Romero, which one of thecommunities is exploring for oil in thearea or tell us who in US Capital isseeking to engage in farming in thearea or in hunting for wildlife, theextraction of rose wood or any othersuch activities that the communitieswould want to do in the protectedarea? 6. Why do those leading the anti-homosexual protest in Belizecontinue the attempt to convince therest of us they are not againsthomosexuals while the banners andplacards they display carry no othermessage than the anti-homosexualsentiments? Why are they trying toconvince the rest of us that they areleading a Constitutional protestagainst someone somewhere seekingto change or remove the Supremacyof God as enshrined in the Constitu-tion of Belize. Where is the evidenceof this? 7. Where is the opposition on any matter of national interest? Theopposition remains divided alonginternal political lines, divided alonginternal UNIBAM lines, dividedalong internal leadership lines? Someof them want Musa to return, somewant Francis to stay others want Juluis to take over Some want Cordel to return, others want him tostay out. Some are saying no toUNIBAM and the homosexualagenda while at least one of themsitting in the opposition senatorialseat continue to publicly wave theUNIBAM flag. # 107 G eor g e Pric e Hig hwa y S ant a El ena, Ca y o Dist rict V isit 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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Sunday, July 28, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 2 PM 7 PM Letter to the Editor I was saddened to see the report inthe ST AR listed as “anti-LGBT” “anti-UNIBAM” march, when it was specifically listed as aConstitution March, standing uponthe Constitutional words invoking theSupremacy of God, the position of thefamily inalienable rights endowed to us by our CREA T OR, and that “men & institutions r emain fr ee ONL Y in r espect for moral & spiritual values and the r ule of law .” The word “Constitution” didn’t appear once in your article. Then to followup with the feedback from Asa Dematteo who is a homosexual, married to a man, from SanFrancisco, the epitome of debauch-ery & homosexual license (if you’rebrave enough, look up “Folsom St.Fair” and you’ll get a good picture ofSan Francisco and what excites Mr Dematteo and the world HE wantsto live in.) Sorry Mr Dematteo, we absolutely support TRUE HUMAN RIGHTS and the qualification is being a HUMAN. W e do not support homosexual rights, aboveeveryone else’ s rights. Homosexual sodomy is NOT a fundamentalhuman right. And it’ s unconstitutional in Belize. W e respect people’ s freedom to choose whatever life they want to live,but we will not allow them to weaseltheir way to get that into our kidsschool curriculums to teach thathomosexuality is “normal, healthy natural, and productive.” This is what they have done in othercountries. As per the Gender Policy issue, we have emphasized theoriginal Gender Policy to make a point– that the version that our Cabinetapproved included “equality rights overrides religious & culturalpractices” AND ALSO THE LEGALIZING OF PROSTITU-TION!! Those two areas wereIMMEDIA TEL Y retracted when we made them public (yes, we READ thedocument, something that ourleaders DIDN’T DO!) Then they putout an AMENDED version without calling it “amended,” only to havethem and people like Mr Asa accuse us of lying, when in truth, it was theones who didn’t identify the Policy as“amended” who were lying. And the fact that I have already corrected Asa on that point he continues to bring out,reveals who is actually lying. Mr Editor Asa, and the people of Belize, the present AMENDED Gender Policy is STILL PUSHINGLEGALIZING PROSTITUTION onpage 35!! Not to mention identifyingon Page 18 “men who have sexwith men” as a “special group” and“vulnerable group” needing specialprotection and calling for “speciallegal & infrastructural measures”without defining what that is!! Soyes, we have a LOT of problemswith the Gender Policy And as to the changing of the constitution, theGender Policy is a big step forwardin LGBT rights, with the introductionof the term “sexual orientation” in thelist of Belize diversity categories.Once the Gender Policy morphsinto Legislation, then they’llsay “Oops! This law with sexualorientation is not grounded in theConstitution! Oh dear! W e need to change the Constitution!!” That, myfriends, is where this is going.Regardless of the biased rantings of amarried homosexual in San Francisco.This is Belize, and OUR culture. TheConstitution states “The people of Belize believe that the will of thepeople shall form the basis ofgovernment in a democratic societyin which the government is freelyelected…” If the people of Belizedon’t want this, then they vote out theleaders who DO want it, and vote inthe ones who will actually REPRE-SENT them in a democracy San Francisco has gay representatives inGovt. – go deh strong, enjoyyourselves, and get ready forjudgment day That’ s the truth… Signed, Scott S tirm S tr ong Men Belize Happy Hour Tw o Beer s F or $5.00 Fr om Sunda y T o Thur sda y 2 PM 7PM 2 PM 7 PM2 PM 7 PM Check out our F ACEBOOK page: Blue Angels Email: Blueangelsnightclub@yahoo.com

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, July 28, 2013 SP ANISH LOOKOUT Cayo, W ednesday July 24, 2013: News is today surfacing of analleged ring of motorcycle thieveswith suspected cross border origins. In the latest incident, Floyd Thiessen 22, Belizean farmer residing in Spanish Lookout reportedthat at around 1 1:00 am on W ednesday July 24, 2013, he was at Belize T ire Depot located on Center Road in Spanish Lookout when a relativecalled allegedly informing him thatsomeone had ridden off on his 2009,450 cc Honda Motorcycle valued atten thousand dollars which wasparked inside his garage at home. Monday: Draft Beer $3.00 T uesday: Local Rum $3.00 W ednesday: Panty Ripper $3.95 Mondays to Fridays: Regular Margaritas: $7.95 Straberry Margaritas: $8.95 Blue Margaritas: $9.95 Come In Today & Let Us Take Care Of You!!! 24 Cr enshaw S t. San Ignacio T el: 824 -2730 Home Of MARGARITAS SPECIALS Monday thru Friday Guatemalans Suspected In The Stealing Of Motorcycles An immediate fruitless search ofthe Spanish Lookout area wasconducted. Based on the description of theindividuals and the sequence ofsimilar incidents, police investigatorsare of the opinion that the motorcycle thieves are from across the border inGuatemala. It is believed that the thieves arrivedin the community in taxi cabs. Theyscout the area for vulnerablemotorcycles, snatch them and beat ahasty retreat via the back road to Calla Creek with final destinationacross the illegal border crossing intoneighboring Peten, Guatemala. 54 Burns A venue, San Ignacio, Cayo istrict, Belize C.A W e of f er the best in Pr of essional Building Maintenance Ser vices W e ar e your best choice for Plumbing & Electrical Building Maintenance Services. V isit us today!!!! 54 Burns A venue, San Ignacio, Cayo istrict, Belize C.A Plumbing, Electircal & Construction Needs. No w of f ering Pr of essional Building Maintenance Ser vices New Tires Special Discount On T ir es For T axi Operators W ester n Har dw are has all y our Plumbing Electrical & Construction supplies under one roof at reasonable prices. Ask for what you do not see, we can find those hard to get items. Why travel out of town to buy y our supplies w hen W ester n Har dw are can sa tisfy all your “Y our One S top Construction & Home Improvement Shop” Phone: 824-2572/3494 Fax: 8243240 E-mail: westernhardware@hotmail.com 54 Burns A venue, San Ignacio, Cayo istrict, Belize C.A

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Sunday, July 28, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 Lifeline Foundation receives a BZ$2 Million from the Oak Foundation for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit BELIZE CITY T uesday July 23, 2013: A press release from Life Line Foundation and the office of theSpecial Envoy for W omen and Children today informed that thefounder of Life Line Foundation andthe Special Envoy for W omen and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow is pleased to announce that the OakFoundation has committed todonating 2 million dollars toward theconstruction and equipping of a newPaediatric Intensive Care Unit at theKarl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The release additionally informedthat the donation is the result of overa year of discussions and duediligence between the Oak Founda-tion and the Lifeline Foundation. Half of the donation is earmarkedfor the construction of the newfacility while the other one milliondollars will go towards the procure-ment of equipment. The donation willallow for the works, which recentlycommenced on the new wing of theKHMH to move forward at aquicker pace while efforts continueto raise the remaining needed funds. The release ends by informing thatMrs. Barrow is extremely gratefulto the Oak Foundation for their generosity and for recognizing thesignificance of this initiative. There isa clear need in Belize for a facility thatwill cater specifically to the needs ofcritically ill children and neonates.Mrs. Barrow continues working togive Belize’ s children the best possible start in life and proper health carefrom birth is a huge factor in achiev-ing that objective. W e Ar e Loc ate d a t The San Ignacio UNO Service St a tion on Benque V iejo Rd in San Ignacio CA YO RENT ALS All Boxes Of Cereals only $20 Kitchen Supplies, Gardening T ool, 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 Mile 65 on the George Price Highway Esperanza V illage, Cayo, Belize C.A. T el: 824 0484 / 667 7624 US T el: 254-709-7864 Email: joseorellano004@gmail.com W eb: www .travisfor warding.com All Boxes Of Only $20 Kitchen Supplies, Gardening T ool, Lawn Mowers, Dining set, car accesories, truck & car batteries, clothing, bed sheets, computer printers and so much more Jose Orellano

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, July 28, 2013 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 T ake some of that knowledge you've gathered and processed overthe past few weeks and begin tospread it around, Aries. It's time to put your communication skills towork. Y our emotions are strongly tied to your actions, and things will takeon a much lighter tone than they havehad in the past couple of days. T ake deep breaths and find a way torelease your pent-up tension. Lucky numbers: 06, 53, 95. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 Y our physical stamina is apt to be strong today T aurus. Y ou should consider going to the gym to releasesome of that pent-up ener gy Engage in team sports or something thatinvolves strategy and good coordina-tion. Pick up a tennis racquet or joina basketball game. Y our high ener gy will be the key to coming out on top.Lucky numbers: 12, 57, 76. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 T ake a break from the seriousness that has prevailed over the past coupledays, Gemini. Upbeat conversationsare the way to navigate throughtoday's waters. Y ou might notice that others are more actively commu-nicating and that words are especiallyef fective. Y ou talk and people listen. Do your share of listening, too. Theconscious exchange of ideas is critical on a day like this. Lucky numbers: 48, 60, 93. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 Jump back on stage and say whatyou have to say Cancer Y our participation in the conversation iscritical to maintaining a healthy energyflow The things you say will have a profound effect on others, sochose your words carefully Enjoy a physical activity that involves a group.Make it a social event. Be an activeparticipant in all situations today Lucky numbers: 17, 51, 84. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Y our solid grounding may become a bit unstable today Leo, but don't worry about it. Be a little moreflexible and release your tight grip onthe situation. Infuse laughter andplayfulness into the picture. Theexchange of ideas is critical. Get outof the house and into a social arenawhere you can enjoy lightheartedconversations. Lucky numbers: 26, 59, 92. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 There's no excuse for laziness to-day V ir go. Get out of bed before noon. The more active you are, thehappier you will be. Come out of yourcave and express your thoughts toothers. Get out in the open air and Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers listen to what the wind has to say Be active and flexible. There's nothingheavy about people's emotions today so keep things light and active. Lucky numbers: 18, 35, 82. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Don't let things stagnate, Libra. It'stime to take action. See how farrather than deep you can go ineverything you do today Cover a wide range of topics and pick up amagazine or two. T ake a break from your usual emotional intensity andenjoy the sunshine and the lightconversation. Keep it all energeticand upbeat. T ake action when you see that things are lagging. Lucky numbers: 03, 36, 69. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Y ou may feel like you've come into the light today Scorpio. A weight has been lifted, but there is still a great dealof emotional drama that needs towork itself out. Go for a walk or jogthis afternoon and work on increas-ing your lung capacity Get your heart rate up and feel your blood pumping.The more active you are, the moreyou will be able to sort through yoursituation. Lucky numbers:. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 T ake a break from your steady climb today Sagittarius. Look at things around you. Enjoy a night outwith friends and take an active role inthe conversation. See a movie or play Do more socializing and you will beable to release some of the tension SHOPPERS’ CHOICE Corner Hudson St. San Ignacio Town, Belize C.A. 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T ake an active role to increase your knowledge of the world.T ake responsibility for your citizenship by keeping an eye on what'sgoing on. Information is an importantpart of gaining power Lucky numbers: 15, 37, 70. AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 T oday is a great day to jump out of bed and get things done, Aquarius. Y ou may feel indecisive, but don't sweat it. Y ou don't have to make any great commitments. Y ou will do fine jumping around from task to task. Getout into the open and say what's onyour mind. Engage in some sort ofphysical activity that gets youbreathing deeply Lucky numbers: 28, 50, 83. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 The name of the game today isaction, Pisces. The air has cleared,and it feels like a weight has beenlifted of f your shoulders. Y ou might experience a sudden burst of physi-cal ener gy pushing you to get out and walk or go for a long bike ride. Enjoythe wind in your hair Release your pent-up emotions in the open air Lucky numbers: 00, 33, 89. Belize Recognized Among the T op 10 Best Eco V acation Spots in the W orld by FlipKey Community Baboon Sanctuary and Glover ’ s Reef Called Out As “Must Do’ s” Belize City Belize – July 16, 2013 – Belize was named as one of the “Best Eco V acation Spots” in the world by FlipKey a T ripAdvisor company The list, developed based on both traveler feedback andindustry research, commends Belizefor its countless opportunities toexperience incredible natural beautyand unique biodiversity W ith 36 percent of Belize’ s landmass and 13 percent of itswaters enjoying protected status, thecountry has long been a leader in thiscategory From the majestic Blue Hole to the recently established T urnef fe Marine Reserve Belize delivers an authentic, unspoiled experience forboth locals and travelers to enjoy Many others have recognizedBelize for its prominence in thiscategory including renowned oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle who says, “Thank you, Belize, for doingwhat you are on the land and inthe sea; for taking care of thenatural systems that take care of us. It is priceless. ” FlipKey highlights the Best EcoV acation Spots at www .flipkey .com/ trip-ideas/eco-vacation/ In addition, the Belize T ourism Board’ s website also highlights Belize’ s 17 national parks at www .travelbelize.or g/destinations/protected-areas-wildernesstravel About the Belize T ourism Board The Belize T ourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the BelizeMinistry of T ourism and Culture, and it is governed by a Board ofDirectors appointed by the Ministerof T ourism and Culture. The BTB works in conjunction with membersof the private sector—including theBelize Hotel Association, Belize T ourism Industry Association and Belize National T our Operators Association—and is dedicated tobuilding tourism in the most economi-cally and environmentally sustainablemanner As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a Please T ur n T o P ag e 9

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Sunday, July 28, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 C C C C C a a a a a yy yy y o Centr o Centr o Centr o Centr o Centr al Ar al Ar al Ar al Ar al Ar ea Repr ea Repr ea Repr ea Repr ea Repr ee ee e senta senta senta senta senta tiv tiv tiv tiv tiv e & e & e & e & e & Minister Of W Minister Of W Minister Of W Minister Of W Minister Of W or or or or or ks & T ks & T ks & T ks & T ks & T rr rr r ansport ansport ansport ansport ansport Moving Cayo Central Forward!! Moving Cayo Central Forward!! Moving Cayo Central Forward!! Moving Cayo Central Forward!! Moving Cayo Central Forward!! Inv Inv Inv Inv Inv ee ee e sting In Our Y sting In Our Y sting In Our Y sting In Our Y sting In Our Y ouths ouths ouths ouths ouths Commit ted T o Educ a tion Ans w ering The Needs Of Ca y o Central

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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, July 28, 2013 Sand Hill V illage Gets Multi Purpose Center BELMOP AN, Friday July 26, 2013: A spanking new multipurpose centre is slated to be inaugurated thisSunday July 28, in Sand Hill V illage in the Belize Rural North Constituencyof the Hon. Edmund "Clear The Land" Castro. A release from the Social Investment Fund informs that the facility willbenefit over 400 students, who priorto the project had to either travel allthe way to Belize City on weekendsor stay back after school to doresearch due to the lack of computerand internet resources in the village. The project, implemented by theSocial Investment Fund, was financedby the Government of Belize at atotal cost of over three hundredthousand dollars of which over twohundred and eighty five thousanddollars came in the form of a loanfrom the Caribbean DevelopmentBank while the remaining fifteenthousand dollars was contributed bythe people of Sand Hill. The project entailed the rehabilita-tion of the old community centreincluding the addition of a one roomextension to serve as a kitchen. A temporary partition to facilitatemobile health clinics was also installed. External timber doors werereplaced with metal doors and allwindows were replaced with stormguard metal louver windows withsecurity grills. The asbestos roof was replacedwith a concrete slab fitted with lightsand ceiling fans. The electrical andplumbing systems were redone. Newfixtures were installed while floor andwall tiles were also installed to themale and female bathrooms withaccess from the inside of the building. The renovated facility will alsohouse a library equipped with internet services and a wide assortment ofreference books. Members of thecommunity will be identified andtrained by the Belize National LibraryService and Information Systems(BNLSIS) to serve as volunteerlibrarians. Also as part of the project, study desks and chairs for both children andadults, bookshelves as well as sixcomputers with software and accessories, a printer and a photo-copier will be provided. A stove and a refrigerator will also be supplied sothat women in the village can makeoptimum use of the centre. Prior to the project, there was nolibrary in the village and the studentsattending school in Belize City had tostay back after school hours to usethe Leo Bradley or Thurton Librariesboth of which close at 7:00 pm.Students, therefore, had limited timeto do research since they had to catchthe bus to return home. W ith the multipurpose centre the situation willchange for these students. Sand Hill is located on the PhilipGoldson Highway approximately 14miles northwest of Belize City It runs from the Burrel Boom junction withthe Philip Goldson Highway at mile14 up to mile 22. The village wasestablished during the heyday of thelogwood and mahogany industries inthe later part of the 19th century dueto its proximity to the Belize River However with the downfall of these industries residents now commute to Belize City Ladyville and Orange W alk to work. The village has approximately 1,800 inhabitants. Minister of National Security Hon. John Saldivar is scheduled to deliver the keynote address onSunday An address is also scheduled to be delivered by theArea Representative Hon. Edmond Castro Minister of State in the Ministry of W orks and T ransport. Other speeches will be delivered byofficials from the Social InvestmentFund, the Sand Hill V illage Council and the Belize National LibraryService and Information Systems. 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While there is no confirmed caseas yet, the public is reminded thatperiodic cases are seen in thecountry alluding to active circulationof the rabies virus between the wild,livestock and domestic animals. Officials with the Ministry of Healthand BAHA will continue to monitorthe situation and are encouragingresidents to report any animals thatare showing sign of rabies whichincludes tiredness, fever vomiting and anorexia, weakness, paralysis,seizures, difficulty breathing, difficultyswallowing, excessive salivation,abnormal behavior aggression, and/ or self-mutilation. The general public is asked totake the following measure as aprecaution against the transmission ofrabies:1. Keep domestic animals, such asdogs and cats, under control;2. V accinate dogs and cats against rabies;3. A void contact with wild animals, particularly foxes, wolves and bats;4. Report any sightings of strangeacting wild or domestic animals to theMOH, BAHA or veterinarians in yourarea;5. Immediately wash with soap anybites or other areas of contact withpotentially rabid animals; and,6. Immediately go to a health clinic oremergency department for treatmentof any animal bites. Any contact with potentially rabid animals should be reportedimmediately to public health officials. This is a Health and W ellness Message from your Ministry ofHealth. For more information please con-tact Mr John Bodden, Principal Public Health Inspector at the Min-istry of Health at telephone number822-0809.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 W e Ar e Loc ate d a t The San Ignacio UNO Service St a tion on Benque V iejo Rd in San Ignacio CA YO RENT ALS Dear Editor; I read with much interest, theeditorial in last week's edition ofthe ST AR Newspaper captioned "Our Community Y earns For Competent Human Services" While reading the article I realizedhow it touched my family personally One of the those individuals who wasyearning for help was T revor the son of a friend. T revor ventured down the wrong path from a young age. Hismother a single parent, was in need, constantly begging for assistance tocurb the behavior of her child andalthough the local human services wereaware of the situation, they just let itdeteriorate. T oday T revor is in jail and even in jail his troubles continue as he wasrecently busted with weed inside theprison. He might unfortunately beconsidered as a lost case but thereare other young boys who are on thesame path that T revor first started on. I am hoping that Human Services will take heed and rescue these at riskboys. It is high time for the continuedemployment, at least in humanservices, of these public officers tobe hinged on what happens to these young boys under their careas it is only in so doing that theymight take due interest in the thesechildren.Please withhold my name forobvious reasons. premier tourism destination to bothin-country and internationalconsumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, theBTB markets the country’ s unique attractions to travelers, members ofthe travel trade industry and mediaoutlets in key markets. The BTB is also dedicated todeveloping and implementing tourismprograms that will help strengthen andgrow the Belizean tourism industry; Restaurant equipment install, repairs and supplies. We specialize in gas (Butane). Over 20 years experience. Does you oven and fryers operate properly? When was the last time you had them serviced? Need help with your Washer/Dryer? We supply parts. Continuous excellence service by taking every opportunity we have to ensure our customers are serviced as quickly, efficiently and cost effectively as possible Call Us Today: Cell: 636-6666 Belize Recognized Among the T op 10 Best Eco V acation Spots in the W orld by FlipKey Community Baboon Sanctuar y and Glover ’ s Reef Called Out As “Must Do’ s” Continued From Page 6 promote good destination steward-ship; and instill high quality standardsfor accommodations and travel expe-riences. For more information on theBTB and its services, visit www .travelbelize.or g

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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, July 28, 2013 #6 Hudson S tr eet, San Ignacio T el: 824-2101 W e carr y a large assor tment of Electronices at the best prices in town. V isit us today for ladies & gents watches in brand names such as Casio, Guess, Seiko, etc.. Other gift items includes fashion jewelr y games & games accessories. W e of fer the best & latest in music CD & DVD Movies Passport and Drivers License Photos Computer Speakers Our Friendly & Knowledgeable S taf f Ar e Always Ready T o Help Admitted Drunk Driver J im’ s car is swerving all over the road so a policeman pulls him over “S tep out of the car” says the cop, “I am going to need you to take abreathalyzer test.” “I can’t” Jim responds “ Y ou see I have very bad asthma, that canset off an attack.” “Alright,” says the cop, “then you’re going to have to take ablood test.” “Can’t do that either ,” Jim responds, “I am a hemophiliac, if a wound is opened, I won’t stop bleeding, and I could bleed todeath.” “Ok,” the cop answers “then I will need a urine sample.” “Sorr y ,” says Jim “I also have diabetes, that could push my sugarcount r eally low .” “Fine, so just come out, and walk a straight line for me.” “Can’t do that either” responds Jim. “Why not?” Demanded the exasperated cop. “Because I’m drunk!” “Jesus” Is Watching You A bur glar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around,looking for valuables, and when hepicked up a CD player to place in hissack, a strange, disembodied voiceechoed from the dark saying, "Jesus is watching you." He nearly jumped out of his skin,clicked his flashlight out, and froze.When he heard nothing more after abit, he shook his head, promisedhimself a vacation after the next bigscore, then clicked the light on and began searching for more valuables. Just as he pulled the stereo out sohe could disconnect the wires, clearas a bell he heard, "Jesus is watching you." Freaked out, he shone his light around frantically looking for the source of the voice. Finally in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot. "Did you say that?" He hissed at the parrot. "Y ep," the parrot confessed, then squawked, "I'm just trying to warn you." The bur glar relaxed. "W arn me, huh? Who in the world are you?" "Moses," replied the bird. "Moses?" the burglar laughed. "What kind of people would namea bird Moses." "The kind of people that would name a rottweiler Jesus." An man walks into a bar The bartender asks him, "what'll you have?" The man says, Give me three pints of Guinness please." So the bartender brings him threepints and the man proceeds toalternately sip one, then the other then the third until they're gone. He thenorders three more. The bartender says, "Sir I know you like them cold. Y ou don't have to order three at a time. I can keepan eye on it and when you get lowI'll bring you a fresh cold one." The man says, "Y ou don't understand. I have two brothers,one in Australia and one in the S tates. W e made a vow to each other that every Saturday nightwe'd still drink together So right now my br others have thr ee Guinness S touts too, and we'r e drinking together .” The bartender thought that was awonderful tradition. Every week the man came in andordered three beers. Then one weekhe came in and ordered only two. Hedrank them and then ordered twomore. The bartender said to him, "I know what your tradition is, and I'd justlike to say that I'm sorry that oneof your brothers died." The man said, "Oh, my brothers are fine----I just quit drinking." Three Brothers STAR Newspaper 626-8822 or 610-4188 starnewspaper@gmail.com

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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!! Open Dail Open Dail Open Dail Open Dail Open Dail y F y F y F y F y F rr rr r om om om om om 11 11 1 0:00 am 0:00 am 0:00 am 0:00 am 0:00 am Belizeans In The United Sta tes F or m A Ne w Gr oup T o Addr ess Dual Citizenship Rights By: W ellington C. Ramos When Belize became independenton September the 21 st 1981, Belizeans who were born in Belizeand became citizens of the UnitedStates and other countries automati-cally lost their Belizean citizenships.While, people who were not born inBelize that obtained Belizean citizen-ship through; descent, marriage to aBelizean citizen naturalization etc.retained the citizenships of theirnatural born country and Belizeancitizenship with all the rights, privilegesand to run for office includingbecoming the Prime Minister ofBelize. In 1984 when the United Demo-cratic Party became the governmentof Belize for the first time, theyintroduced a Bill to give backBelizeans who were born in Belizetheir citizenships and also recognizethe citizenships they possess fromtheir second country However despite the passing of this Bill whichbecame law there were contradictions with the constitution, newlypassed legislation, the Election andBoundaries Laws and the People’ s Representation Ordinance withqualifications to run for office. Under Belize’ s current constitution it is unlawful for the government ofBelize to grant citizenship status toGuatemalans because their countryhas not recognized Belize’ s; territorial integrity sovereignty independence and their country stillclaim Belize up to this day Plus, Guatemalans who obtain Belizean citizenships are granted all the rightsof full citizenship which includes; land,lots, housing, farm land, the right tovote, to run for political office includ-ing becoming the Prime Minister ofBelize. Under Guatemalan laws theircitizens cannot renounce theircitizenships when the become citizensof another country Also, I am not aware of any law in Belize whereBelizeans can renounce their citizen-ship as well if they were born inBelize. Also children born in the United States and other countries who havea Belizean parent or parents, marriedto a Belizean citizen and obtainedBelizean citizenship through all themeans specified in the Belize Consti-tution. Belizeans who currentlypossess dual citizenships with theUnited States and other countriesonly are given the right to apply for aBelizean passport and nothing else.The price they pay for their passportsin the United States is moreexpensive that what the Belizeans paywho are living in Belize. They alsohave to wait longer before theirpassports are being returned tothem. In 2009 the current Prime Ministerof Belize the Right Honorable Dean Barr ow proposed Article-7 Amendment to give Belizeans who possessDual Citizenships the right to run forpolitical office without renouncing thecitizenship of their second country The day when he was suppose totable this amendment, he decided atthe last minute to withdraw it butpledged that he was going to re-in-troduce it later on up the road. Manysupporters of this amendment wereshocked when he decided towithdraw this amendment becausehis political party had a 25-6 major-ity in the Belize House of Represen-tatives enough to pass it and make itlaw The name of this new group is;BELIZEANS UNITED FOR BELIZEANS’ CITIZENSHIPRIGHTS (B.U.B.C.R.), is comprise of Belizeans in all the major cities inthe United States, other countriesthroughout the world and Belize theircountry of birth. This group’ s main goal is to lobby the oppositionpolitical parties, the Belizean peopleat home and abroad and the Govern-ment of Belize to re-introduce theArticle-7 Amendment Sections 4 and 5 to grant Belizeans with DualCitizenships the right to run for officeand to ensure that full citizenshiprights are granted to all Belizean citizens despite the fact that theypossess Dual Citizenships with theUnited States and other countries andlive abroad. These Belizeans see thisas a move that will further lead tothe social, economic and politicaldevelopment of our country This organization welcome all Belizeansdespite their; race, color class, creed, sex, religion, economic status, veteranstatus, political party affiliationand country of natural born origin.Members of this group have pledgedto do whatever they can to make surethat the amendment is re-introducedand that the government of Belizeenforce and implement a diasporaprogram which will benefit all theBelizeans who possess dualcitizenships. BURNS Contributed by: Ernestine Patnett A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted tocheck the contents of the barrel to seehow much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors ignited and engulfedhim. He jumped from his truck,screaming. His neighbor came out of her housewith a dozen eggs and a bowl yelling:"bring me some more eggs!" She broke them, separating thewhites from the yolks. The neighbor woman helped her toapply the whites onto the young man'sface. When the ambulance arrived andthe EMT s saw the young man, they asked who had done this. Everyone pointed to the lady incharge. They congratulated her and said:"Y ou have saved his face." By the end of the summer the young man brought the lady a bouquet ofroses to thank her His face was like a baby's skin. Keep in mind this treatment of burnsis being included in teaching beginnerfireman. First Aid consists of first spraying cold water on the affectedarea until the heat is reduced whichstops the continued burning of all lay-ers of the skin. Then, spread the eggwhites onto the affected area. One woman burned a large part ofher hand with boiling water In spite of the pain, she ran cold faucet wateron her hand, separated 2 egg whitesfrom the yolks, beat them slightly anddipped her hand in the solution. Thewhites then dried and formed a pro-tective layer She later learned that the egg whiteis a natural collagen and continuedduring at least one hour to apply layerupon layer of beaten egg white. Byafternoon she no longer felt any painand the next day there was hardly atrace of the burn. 10 days later no trace was left at all and her skin hadregained its normal color The burned area was totally regenerated thanksto the collagen in the egg whites, aplacenta full of vitamins.

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