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Sunday, August 4, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 Fatal Traffic Accident In Bullet Tree Village SAN IGNACIO T OWN, CA YO, Monday July 29, 2013: Qucik response from San Ignaciopolice has resulted in the arrest of aSan Ignacio man who attempted toburglarize a house in San Ignacio. Erik Santos reported to police that at around 7:45 pm on Juy 28, hesecured his house located on A we Street in San Ignacio and left to visita relative in the nearby SantiagoJuan Layout Area. Upon returning home he first noticed that his porchlight was turned off subsequentlynoting that the lock on the maindoor was damaged. Further checksrevealed that nothing was missingfrom inside the house. Notwithstand-ing however the police investigation led to the arrest of Richard Contreras,31, Belizean laborer of a 17 th S treet, San Ignacio town address. The accused appeared in theSan Ignacio courtroom of MagistrateNarda Morgan on July 29,where pled not guilty to the attemptrobbery charge. He was offered Richard Contreras, 31 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,W ednesday July 31, 2013: Another fatal traf fic accident. Another western taxi driver dies. It was shortly before 8:00 pm onW ednesday July 31, when San Ignacio police were summoned to theemergency ward at the CommunityHospital in San Ignacio where theywere shown the officially pronounceddead body of a male hispanicperson. The police investigation revealedthat about half an hour earlier a male witness reported hearing a crashingnoise in the area of the bridge at the entrance to the Bullet T ree Falls V illage. The witness informed thatupon checking intp the source of thecrashing noise, he came upon anextensively damaged, overturned bluefour door T oyota Corolla car with its four wheels in the air near the bridgeand with a male Hispanic persontrapped behind the steering wheel. Assisted by two other villagers, the witness was able to remove theinjured driver from the wreckage.The driver with clearly visible head injuries, was rushed to the nearbyhospital where he was identified as Adolfo V entura 48, taxi driver of Bullet T ree V illage. Adolfo V entura, 48 The subsequent investigationrevealed that V entura was driving his four door T oyota Corolla, with San Ignacio T own taxi license plates D-00429, from Bullet T ree towards San Ignacio T own when he reportedly lost control of the car ran of f the road into a ditch near the iron bridgeat the entrance of the village andeventually overturned with all fourwheels in the air Adolfo V entura was pronounced dead on arrival at the San IgnacioCommunity hospital by the medicalof ficer on duty Dr David Pacheco. The body was placed inside themorgue where it awaits the legallyrequired postmortem examination. Contreras Accused Of Attempt Burglary and met bail in the sum of $2,500.He was ordered to return to court onThursday October 3, 2013. Get A Copy Of The STAR Newspaper At Your Favorite Store 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. 371 Sunday, August 4, 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, August 4, 2013 A Lovely Ceremony It Was A Lovely Ceremony It Was A Lovely Ceremony It Was A Lovely Ceremony It Was A Lovely Ceremony It Was Mrs. & Mr Peter Per ez Accompanied By Their Daughter Kelly Perez Photo By: Alber t August SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Saturday July 27, 2013: Relatives and friends gathered today at 10:00 am at the SacredHeart Church in San Ignacio T own to participate in the weddingceremony of Peter Per ez and T oni Lisbey The weather was perfect for theintimate ceremony which was celebrated by father Moises ofSacred Heart Church. The lovely bride was dressed in a highlow dress decorated withT oni’ s favorite pink floral sarong, while the groom displayed an elegantblack suit and the brides maidswere dressed in lovely pinkdresses. A reception to celebrate the newly weds took place at the Codd’ s residence on Requena Street inSanta Elena T own, where congratulations and best wishes wereimparted upon the newly weddedcouple. # 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..... Come In T oday & Let Our Gr eat Prices Do The T alking Tel: 824-3099Cell: 652-0123 Press Release By Belize Action – Monday July 29th, 2013 Re: SPLC Report Last week’ s report from Southern Poverty Law Center in the U.S.purported the involvement of certain U.S. based groups alleged to bepromoting hatred & violence in Belizeby assisting efforts to protect Section53 of the Criminal Code, the BelizeSodomy/Unnatural Act law Although it was named “Intelligence Report,” it was full of “unintelligent” falsehoods & slanderous untruths inan attempt to vilify and paint as “ hate groups” the Belizean efforts & leaders who have taken a strongstand for Family V alues in Belize. The timing of the SPLC report was a weakattempt to distract from a month ofConstitutional Marches across Belizethat mobilized almost 10,000Belizeans to stand for Constitutionalvalues and opposed to the 2013Gender Policy in it’ s present form. The report claims Pastor Scott S tirm was born someplace he was not, said things he did not, that Louis W ade heads an or ganization he does not, it attempts to associate Belizeanefforts for Constitutional & FamilyV alues with extreme Ugandan homosexual death penalties, it usedAfrican photos purporting to beBelizean hateful acts, and the list goeson. Of ultimate falsehood is theslanderous accusation that BelizeAction has received major fundingfrom US based groups such as ADF C-F AM, or Extreme Prophetic. BELIZE ACTION HAS NEVER ONCE RECEIVED ONESHILLING OF FINANCIALASSIST ANCE FROM THESE OR ANY OTHER FOREIGN ORGANIZA TIONS directly or indirectly but rather is 100% Belizean funded from Belizeans who stand forstrong family values and against thelegitimizing of the homosexual agendain Belize. ADF & C-F AM have provided legal assistance, advice, andstrategy as they are assisting in casesall over the world in the homosexualglobal attack on morality & familyvalues. Our attorneys are reviewingthe slanderous report for legal action. Interests of the Church in the MaySupreme Court case were aggres-sively argued by BELIZEANattorneys fighting for BELIZE! Inter-ests of UNIBAM and Orozco wereargued by two FOREIGN attorneyswith FOREIGN backing, and theirBelizean attorneys uttered not aWORD in court! W e believe it’ s right and fair for international groupssupporting Family V alues to support our effort with legal assistance,advice & strategy In conclusion, we have statedrepeatedly that Belize Action and it’ s many associate partners strongly con-demn any & all acts of violence & hatepropagated against any person foranything, as well as death penaltyefforts for homosexual acts in othernations. But we will not sit idly by andallow our laws & Constitution to behijacked using “human rights” thathave been hijacked as well. “W e affirm that the Nation of Belizeshall be founded upon principleswhich acknowledge thesupremacy of God…” and our affirmation of those values willcontinue to be ACTIVE. 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. 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Sunday, August 4, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 SAN IGNACIO, Cayo, Monday July 29, 2013: A patient from the drug rehabilitation center REMAR, in Bullet T ree Falls village has been remanded to theHattieville prison on a theft charge.The charge stems from a report madeby Miguel Angel Osorio businessman of Benque V iejo T own, Cayo. Osorio alleges that sometimeduring the night of Monday July 8, 2013 his business place in the SanIgnacio market was robbed of overtwo thousand dollars worth ofmerchandise listed as 15 music boxes,valued at $520, 28 male and femalewatches, valued at $1050 and otheritems valued at $1,220 all for a totalof $2,790. According to Osorio, his business place was left in tack the night beforethe incident and upon returningto open the following day heencountered his business in aransacked state thus indicating that itwas burglarized. 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 REMAR Resident Remanded REMAR Resident Remanded REMAR Resident Remanded REMAR Resident Remanded REMAR Resident Remanded Police investigations into the matterled to the arrest of Fidel V illanueva 37, Belizean laborer from the drug rehabilitation center in Bullet T ree Falls V illage. V illanueva appeared in the San Ignacio courtroom of MagistrateNarda Morgan where he pled not guilty to the theft char ge. At the request of the prosecution, bailwas denied. The accused wasremanded to prison and the case wasadjourned to Thursday September 5, 2013. Art’s Mobile Service #54 George Price Ave, Santa Elena, Cayo A MS We AMS to Please Tel: 804 2659 or 630 3019 Welding Repair *Fabrication Come Visit Us Today & Let Our Team Of Craftsmen Design & Fabricate Anything 2 PM 7 PM 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, August 4, 2013 Amado Castillo Sr Amado Castillo Sr a retired Forest Officer fighting variousmedical complications was laid to reston July 31 st 2013 at the Benque V iejo Cemetery Born and raised in San Estevan, Orange W alk he lived most of his elder years in SantaElena, Cayo. He was predeceasedby his parents Isabel and Amado Castillo and his first wife E ucebia Castillo He is survived by his 8 daughters: Rosario, Dalila, Elicia,Nelita, Carmelita, Xiomara, Krystaland Sarita. 7 sons: Rudy Hilberto, Amado Jr ., Angel, Luke, Mark and Madiel. Siblings: Pablo, Cesar Joe, Petrona, Benedicta andSerafina. A host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchil-dren. The Castillo Family would like tosend a sincere thank you to everyonewho assisted in any way possiblethroughout this time of bereavement.Special thanks to: Dr Mike Mar tinez Mar co Antonio Neal (Cutty), The San Ignacio Hospital,W estern Regional Hospital and Octavia W aight Center Daddy/grandpa, even thoughyou’ve left our side, you’ll always bein our hearts. Y ou would always tell us to repeat after you, “I am, I am…the king” but in reality dads/ grandpa you were and will always beour king. W e love you always. Sunrise: January 19 th 1934 Sunset: July 29 th 2013 UB Celebrates 13 Y UB Celebrates 13 Y UB Celebrates 13 Y UB Celebrates 13 Y UB Celebrates 13 Y ears Of Contributing ears Of Contributing ears Of Contributing ears Of Contributing ears Of Contributing T T T T T o National Development Of Belize o National Development Of Belize o National Development Of Belize o National Development Of Belize o National Development Of Belize The University of Belize todaycelebrates its 13 th Anniversary as the national tertiary institution for Belizeand is proud to continue to serveBelize as a vehicle for training morestudents to develop a wide range ofopportunities for Belizeans. On August 1, 2000, the University of Belize (UB) was born from amerger of five institutions: theUniversity College of Belize (UCB),the Belize T echnical College (BTC), the Belize T eachers’ T raining College (BTTC), the Belize School ofNursing (BSN), and the BelizeCollege of Agriculture (BCA). UCB, BTC and BTTC were under thesupervision of the Ministry ofEducation (MOE); BSN was underthe supervision of the Ministry ofHealth (MOH); and BCA was underthe supervision of the Ministry ofAgriculture (MOA). Initially UB of fered programs from the location of the five former institu-tions; however in 2004, the main campus was officially moved toBelmopan City UB now of fers programs from its main campus inBelmopan, from three locations on itsBelize City campus, from its CentralFarm campus, and from its southern campus in Punta Gorda. UB alsoowns and manages two marine fieldstations at Calabash and HuntingCayes. The University has trained 7,658 graduates since its amalgamation. Ithas sought to meet national demandin the areas of accounting, tourism,paralegal, social work, nursing, andpharmacy as well as marketing,managerial, and entrepreneurial skillsand competencies to meet the needsof the public and private sectors. Theyhave also been provided withInformation T echnology skills and competencies to adapt to newtechnologies that play an increasinglyimportant role in Belize’ s development and its educational system. The University wishes to thank thepeople and Government of Belize fortheir confidence and will continue toserve as a catalyst for change byproviding relevant, affordable andaccessible educational and trainingprograms that address national needs. “ The Newspaper that cares and dares to bring out the truth” #42 George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize, CA Publisher: Nyani K. August Editor: Albert Nigel August Of fice T el: 804-4900 Cell: 626-8822 or 610-4188 and 626-8841 starnewspaper@gmail.com albert.starnewspaper@gmail.com 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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Sunday, August 4, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 Ministry of Health Monthly Review JulyIssue July Issue For More Information Please Call The Ministry of Health Belmopan 822-2325/2363 Oak Foundation donates $2 Million for Pediatric Care Unit T echnical Mission on Non-Communicable Diseases and Cancer The Ministry of Health was pleased to be a part ofthe announcement by Ms.Kim Simplis Barr ow Special Envoy for W omen and Children on thegenerous donation of twomillion dollars from the Oakfoundation towards theconstruction of the newPediatric Intensive Care Unitat the Karl Heusner Memo-rial Hospital. The Lifeline Foundation,founded by Mrs. Barrowwas instrumental in thediscussions that eventuallyled to the commitment of thefunds. One million dollars willgo towards the constructionworks while one million willgo towards the purchase ofequipment for the unit. Dr Peter Allen Chief Executive Of ficer Ministry Mental Health Annual W orkshop of Health was present at theannouncement Press Confer-ence. He mentioned that thedonation is the largest that hasbeen made to any organizationin Belize. He thanked Mrs.Barrow and the LifelineFoundation and he urgedeveryone involved to supportthe realization of this impor-tant unit for the neonates andchildren of Belize. The eleventh Annual Mental Health W orkshop was held fromJuly 18 th -20 th in Placencia V illage under the theme,“Integrating Qualityinto Mental HealthCare.In a short openingceremony to wel-come the participants, Dr Phillip Castillo encouraged the nurses to elevate theconversation to improvewhat exist in Mental Healthwhile, Matron Augustina Elijio ask the nurses toadhere to principles, ethics,scope of practice andstandards at all times whencarrying out the duty ofnursing. Mental HealthProgram Nursing Administrator Eleanor Bennettwelcomed and introducedDr W esley Quimbo Psychiatrist for Ministry ofHealth; he takes over fromDr Claudina Cayetano who moved on to P AHO earlier this year T opics discussed during the three days workshop includedQuality in Mental Health,Standards of treatment ofMental Disorders anddeveloping a Quality Assur ance Committee. The workshop had a totalparticipation of nineteenPsychiatric Nurse Practitionersand one Social W orker Facilitators were Dr Illouise Murillo T ucker from Mount Sinai Medical Center andMatron Augustina Elijio. The Ministry ofHealth has beenselected as one of theparticipants in a globalproject with the goal of“S trengthening policy frameworks toreduce prematuredeath toll from Non-Communicable Diseases.” As part of the project, a technical mission led byregional consultant, Silvana Luciani Pan American Health Or ganization’ s W ashington Office was in country from the15 th to 10 th July to advance work in the area of nationalplans for non-communicablediseases (NCDs) includingcancer W orking group sessions were conducted on July 16 th and 17 th at the Biltmore Hotel in Belize City to discussand formulate a plan forwardon the national strategic andoperational plans for NCDsand cancer Participants included Ministry ofHealth staff, civil societyorganizations and the privatesector V ector Contr ol gets pickup trucks to incr ease UL V Spraying of Mosquitoes Suspected Bovine Rabies Case Notified The Government of Belizerecently purchased two 2013Great W all W ingle 4 x 4 pickup trucks for the vectorcontrol program to assistwith Ultra Low V olume (UL V) spraying in the Corozal and T oledo districts. The total cost ofboth vehicles was BZ$78,800.00.  One of the trucks washanded over to the NorthernRegion and the secondpick-up was sent down southto do work in the T oledo District. The Ministry of Health hasstepped up its surveillanceand interventions to preventdengue from health educa-tion, mass larviciding, toUL V spraying. The Ministry of Health ishereby notifying the publicthat a suspected case ofbovine rabies (rabies in cow)was reported on the 24 th of July 2013 by Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) in the New RoadArea of the T oledo District. While there is no confirmedcase as yet, the public isreminded that periodic casesare seen in the countryalluding to active circulationof the rabies virus. Officials of the Ministryof Health and BAHA willcontiue to monitor thesituation and we encourageyou to report any suspectedcase.For more information visit thenearest health center orfacility in your area. For Mor e Information Please Call The Ministry of Health Belmopan 822-2325/2363

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 4, 2013 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 Sometimes it is better to be luckythan smart. Good fortune puts you inthe right place at the right time. Y ou may meet someone who makes a bigdif ference to your career Perhaps he or she turns you on to a goodjob prospect or introduces you tosomeone who ends up being abusiness partner Y our life may change if you're open to possibilities. Lucky numbers: 17, 28, 39. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 Be open to any invitations that comeyour way or any new people youmeet. Change is in the air foryou, T aurus, and you need only be receptive in order for it to come about.Y ou may even meet someone at a social event who winds up being yourpartner for life. Explore all yourinterests and trust your intuition, forit will be a reliable guide. Lucky numbers: 02, 35, 68. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 This week you may wake upand realize that there is seriousroom for improvement, Gemini. Ifdecorating isn't your strong suit, whynot cal in the professionals? Inthe meantime, there's a lot you cando by simply clearing away theclutter and reorganizing your book-cases in a more attractive way Mingle some artwork and knickknacksamong the books for a more interest-ing visual effect. Lucky numbers: 04, 48, 81. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 Y ou tend to keep to yourself, Cancer but today you could be inspired to join a group activity Perhaps some friends have invitedyou to come out for drinks. Or maybea neighbor asked you to considerjoining a neighborhood organization.Whatever the scenario, all signsindicate that any group activity youjoin will be worthwhile. Y ou will do some good and likely make newfriends, too. Lucky numbers: 40, 62, 95. LEO: July 24 to August 21 T echnology is highlighted for you today Leo. It could be that you install a new phone or computersystem, which will make life just a biteasier Or perhaps you decide to take a course to learn to master atechnical area that has been difficultfor you to grasp. Whatever you door learn today is bound to make youhappier and more productive. Lucky numbers: 10, 43, 87. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Y ou're a social creature, V ir go, and today you can expect to attract a lotof attention. Y ou're feeling good and looking even better and don't thinkthat people don't notice! Make ita point to get out and mingle withothers. Y ou're a talented, capable person in your own right, but youreally shine when you're with others.This is especially true today Lucky numbers: 27, 60, 93. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Y ou have a romantic soul, Libra. T oday your thoughts are on love and romance. Y ou may be thinking of that special someone in your life, gratefulthat you've found each other Or you may wish you had someoneimportant in your life and spend agood part of the day plotting how tofind a mate. If you're serious aboutsettling down, draw on all of yourresources to make it happen. Lucky numbers: 1 1, 25, 71. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Something big could be occurring close to home today Scorpio. It would be advisable to stay inside, ifpossible, or at least not stray too far T raf fic may be gridlocked and the sidewalks crowded with pedestriansanxious for a closer look. Use thisself-imposed "house arrest" to dosome neglected chores. Play musicand have fun while you organizebookshelves and clear the clutter fromyour closets. Lucky numbers: 19, 41, 74. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Y ou have hidden talents that may be revealed to you today Sagittarius. Perhaps collaboration with someonenew has you doing things you neverthought you could. Perhaps youdiscover a talent for writing, graphicdesign, or money management.Y ou can't help but delight in this discovery as it opens up a world of new possibilities. Y ou don't need to take action now Revel in your untapped potential. Lucky numbers: 33, 69, 72. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Y ou're a kind, caring individual, Capricorn. T oday your concern for others may be so strong that you takesteps to do something concrete tosave, if not the world, at least a few Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers 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 A venue, San Ignacio Cayo. 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The merethought of your family and friends fillsyour heart with love and light. Lucky numbers: 07, 51, 84. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Y our life is likely to enlar ge today Pisces, either through a new groupaffiliation or people you meet.Y ou may be invited to a party where a whole world of new and excitingevents opens up to you. Y ou may be reunited with a good friendfrom your past who can open all sortsof professional doors for you. Bereceptive to anyone and everyoneyou meet. Lucky numbers: 29, 56, 88.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 Call for pr obe into death of Jamaica 'cr oss-dr esser' Human Rights W atch has called for Jamaican police to conduct a"thorough, impartial and effectiveinvestigation" into the killing of a 17-year-old boy reportedly wearingwomen's clothing. Dwayne Jones was attacked by a group at a party after they discoveredhe was male, according to localmedia. Police said he was stabbed multipletimes and shot once. Activists say Jamaicans who do not conform to gender expectations face mental and physical abuse. In a statement released onThursday the New Y ork-based HR W said Jamaican authorities needed tosend an "unequivocal message that there will be zero tolerancefor violence against lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people". Jones was found dead on 22 Julynear the northern city of Montego Bay Justice Minister Mark Golding hascondemned the killing, saying police"must spare no effort" in finding the killers. Healthy Living Tips Healthy Living Tips Healthy Living Tips Healthy Living Tips Healthy Living Tips 1. Let it beetIt sounds bizarre, but beetroot could be a secret weapon against high bloodpressure. The condition is a major cause of heart disease and stroke, butmany people aren't aware they have it as it has no symptoms. Now researchers from Barts and the London School of Medicine say drinking 500ml ofbeetroot juice could dramatically reduce blood pressure after just one hour So drink up the pink stuff.4 Embracing good healthGiving your partner a hug doesn't just warm the heart, it can protect it too. A study by the University of North Carolina in 2005 found that hugging yourother half for 20 seconds could lower blood pressure and reduce levels of thestress hormone cortisol. High levels of cortisol have been linked to heart dis-ease and other conditions such as diabetes.8. Holding back the yearsAdd 14 years to your life by following four very easy principles; don't smoke,take regular exercise, drink sensibly and eat five portions of fruit and veg aday These simple steps can have a huge impact on your life expectancy say scientists from Cambridge University If you only manage one thing, give up smoking as the study found this had the biggest impact on your health. 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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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 4, 2013 Belize Natural Energy Charitable T rust 3401 Mountain View Blvd Belmopan City Cayo District Belize, Central America E-mail: sramclam@bnetrust.org T el. 501-822-2440/2441 Fax: 501-822-2442 Internship Opportunity T emporar y Communications Assistant T erms of Refer ence Background:The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) is a partnership between the Government of Belize and Belize Natural Energy Ltd. (BNE),established by Trust Deed dated February 25th 2008. The Trust was established to make a difference in the lives of Belizeans and thus seeks toempower people and communities to thrive in a harmonious, socially and environmentally responsible manner so that they can be the consciousarchitects of their own future. The Trusts mission is to serve as a catalyst for people and communities to believe in themselves so they can achievetheir full potential.The T rust is facilitating an exciting opportunity for a Belizean S tudent to serve as a work scholar The T rust is looking for a mature, motivated, dynamic, organized, and welldisciplined Belizean student to fill this temporary position for an initial term of five (5) months.The W ork Scholar will serve as a T emporary Communications Assistant. The successful applicant must be able to work at least 10 hours/week. The W ork Scholar reports directly to the General Manager and the specific responsibilities are outlined below: Specific Duties include, but are not limited to:• Assist with updating grants files and grant assessments • Compile database of BNECT constituents/ stakeholders• Maintain and update BNECT’ s database and distribution list • Assist with the dissemination of BNECT’ s promotional materials (annual report, brochures, fact sheets, information/ press releases etc.)• Prepare media/press package and assist with the drafting of press releases• Assist in the preparation and set up of displays for public expositions • Assist in the updating of BNECT’ s website and Facebook page on a regular basis • Liaise with the different media houses as instructed• Any other duties assigned from time to time Qualifications:• Enrolled and actively pursuing a Bachelor degree in English, Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or related field at any local tertiary institution. Key Competences, Attitude, and Behaviors : • Highly proficient in the English Language (oral and written)• Excellent written and verbal communication skills• Strong technical writing skills• T eam oriented • Flexible• High attention to detail• Creative/Innovative• Excellent interpersonal skills• High level of computer literacy (Microsoft Of fice Suite and Graphics/V isual Arts); • Excellent time managementInterested Students may submit applications including a cover letter, resume and at least two recommendations to the General Manager at the aboveaddress. Deadline:August 15th, 2013 By: W ellington C. Ramos A Questionable Future For The Garifuna People In The South Of Belize In studying Belize’ s history when most Belizeans heard of the south thefirst thing that came to their mindswere the Garifuna people. Why?Because when the British grantedpermission to the Garifuna people toreside in Dangriga T own in 1801 they were told not to go anywhere else butto remain in the south. At that time the Creoles were still slaves to theBritish and the Maya Indians weretrying to survive the colonial policiesof the British and the Spanish whowere taking away their lands fromthem. The Maya Indians who lived inBelize, Guatemala and Mexico foughtviciously against the Spanish and theBritish but did not have the militarytools to overcome these two greatgiants that were competing forterritories in the region. The Britishdid not want the Garifuna and theCreole people to intermingle with eachother because it would not be to theirinterest to have free black people withenslaved black people. This wouldhave caused and alliance between thetwo groups to have slave resistancein the south and other parts of Belize. The Gaifuna people knew of theSpanish and the British decadesbefore the Creoles and the Mayasdue the fact that the Spanishattempted to occupy the island ofSaint V incent in the 1500’ s but were defeated by the Carib Indians and theBritish conquered the Garifunanation on March the 1 1 th 1797. This subsequently led to the forcemigration of the Garifuna people tothe Rotan islands where they landedon April the 12 th 1797. At the time the Garifuna people landed in theCentral American region, the British were competing with the Spanish formore territories Hence the reasonwhy they occupied the Bay Islands inHonduras, the Mosquito Coast inNicaragua and the territory of BritishHonduras which is now Belize. From the Bay Islands the Britishmoved the Garifuna people toNicaragua and Belize to performlabor and to fight their wars for themagainst the Spaniards if they wereneeded. Around this time the British only had permission to cut logwoodand mahogany in Belize and stillacknowledged Spain’ s right to the territory of Belize. In a book writtenby Anthropologist Nancy Gonzalez namely; “The Ethnohistory of TheGarifunas In Central America”, she documented that there is evidencethat the British had plans to use theGarifuna people as soldiers to fightfor them in the Battle of SaintGeorges Caye which took place onSeptember of 1798. As time went by the south was developing into townsand villages mainly inhabited by theGarifuna people in the towns of PuntaGorda and Dangriga. The villages ofBarranco, Seine Beight and Hopkinslater followed. The Mayas keptmoving back and forth betweenGuatemala and Belize to avoid theSpanish atrocities that were beingcommitted against them. The Mayasdid not like or trust the Spanish and the British because they were theircommon enemies.When Slavery wasabolished in Belize the British had anEmancipation period in Belize. The former slaves were now giventhe opportunity to own land, go toschool, learn a trade and do otherthings to uplift themselves. Howeverafter years of being slaves to theBritish, this transformation fromenslaved people to free people wasnot going to be easy The physical, psychological and emotional effects ofslavery can be more damaging over aperiod of time for future generationsto come as has been documented byseveral experts. For a person toenslave other human beings like hisor herself for generations and deprivethem of their personal freedom andbasic human rights this act is immoral, unjustified and inhumane in the eyesof God. Y et, some of these very same people claim to be the most pure andhumane individuals. This slaveryresulted in a division between theGarifuna and the Creole people inHonduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua andBelize. There is evidence that someCreoles who think that they areCreoles are Garifuna because of thechanging of people’ s names done by the British in Rotan and Nicaraguabefore they were brought to Belize.Some Garifuna people also voluntar-ily changed their names to Englishnames because it was convenient forthem to do so to be socially acceptedin Belizean society Creole people started to move inthe south after slavery was abolishedin Belize and established new villages.In Stann Creek District the mainvillages were Sittee River Mullins River and Gales Point villages. Formany years these people stayed in Please T ur n T o P ag e 9

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 their villages but as Dangriga T own started to become an urban centersome families moved into the town.Other families preferred to move toBelize City and left many of their familymembers behind. For those who livedin Dangriga T own they still kept their distance from the Garifuna people andsome Garifuna kept their distance fromthem as well. The Creoles did notknow that when the Garifuna peoplewere brought to Belize, it was theBritish that had the Garifuna peopleunder a curfew and they wererestricted from moving throughoutthe country to intermingle with otherpeople. The British at the same time,was also telling the Creole peoplemany negative things about theGarifuna people in their game ofdivide and conquer In the T oledo District the main Creole village wasMonkey River and many of thepeople who lived there were mixedwith European blood. T oday the south has changed and the majority of people living there areMayas and Mestizos. There is oil andother natural resources discoveredand the Mayas and Mestizos fromGuatemala and the other Districts inBelize are coming in faster than thegrowth rate of the Garifuna andCreole population. An area that was once predominantly Garifuna haschanged and the Garifuna peopleare now the minority group.What isfrightening is that the Garifunavillages of Barranco, Seine Beight, A Questionable Future For The Garifuna People In The South Of Belize 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 Continued From Page 8 Georgetown and Hopkins aresurrounded by mostly Maya andMestizo villages. They are alsoacquiring lands while the villages of Seine Beight and Hopkins are landlocked and there is not too much landin their vicinity to acquire. It is nowtime for the Garifuna people to come together and examine their currentstatus and future in the southern partof Belize. There are some people whohave plans for the Garifuna peoplebecause the Garifuna people do nothave no plan for themselves. W e ar e located of f Joseph Andr ews Drive, near the Falcon Field in San Ignacio T own. Call us at 824-2076 or 610-0408. E-mail: cleanmasterbz@yahoo.com W ash, V accum, Armoral & Engine W ash As W ell As Pr essur e W ashing Outside of Houses ST AR Newspaper Of fice T el: 804-4900 Cell: 626-8822 and 626-8841 starnewspaper@gmail.com albert.starnewspaper@gmail.com V isit Us On Line @ belizenews.com/thestar belizenor th.com/TheS tar .htm http://www .guidetobelize.info/ Get a copy of the latest ST AR at Y our Favorite S tor e Send us your Ads, Humor & Press Releases

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The man turns tohis wife and says, “Please promise me that if I am ever dependent only on machines and bottledfluids to keep me alive, you willtake action and put an end to itright away .” So when they got home, his obedient wife went straight to theTV and unplugs it, then takes hisbeer and pours it down the drain A real estate agent bought a new sports car and had the enginerevamped so that it would go evenfaster I asked him why he needed a Doing Whatever It Takes car that goes 150 m.p.h.? He chuck-led and replied, “I advertise this one house as being 5 minutes fromshopping and I don’t want to lie!” A young soilder sought permission from his Commanding Officer to leavecamp the following weekend. "Y ou see," he explained, "my wife's expecting." "Oh..." said the Of ficer "I understand. Go ahead and tell your wifethat I wish her luck." The following week the same soldier was back again with the sameexplanation: "My wife's expecting." 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Sunday, August 4, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 TT TT T ourism P ourism P ourism P ourism P ourism P ublic Se ublic Se ublic Se ublic Se ublic Se ctor Responds to BTIA on the Propose ctor Responds to BTIA on the Propose ctor Responds to BTIA on the Propose ctor Responds to BTIA on the Propose ctor Responds to BTIA on the Propose dd dd d Cruise T Cruise T Cruise T Cruise T Cruise T ourism Dev ourism Dev ourism Dev ourism Dev ourism Dev ee ee e lopment Proje lopment Proje lopment Proje lopment Proje lopment Proje ct in Southern Be ct in Southern Be ct in Southern Be ct in Southern Be ct in Southern Be lize lize lize lize lize Belize City Belize – August 1 st 2013: The Ministry of T ourism & Culture and the Belize T ourism Board wishes to respond to the ill-informed,irresponsible campaign launched bythe Belize T ourism Industry Association on today’ s Love FM Morning Show against the proposed CruiseT ourism Investment Project in Southern Belize. The Ministry of T ourism & Culture and the Belize T ourism Board would like to state the following facts: The National Sustainable T ourism Master Plan calls for the developmentof six tourism products, with cruisetourism being one of the six. That the National SustainableT ourism Master Plan calls for the decentralization of cruise tourism inBelize in an effort to reduce over-crowding, provide better manage-ment of our tourism sites, enhancesafety and security conditions forcruise visitors and increase localparticipation within this sub-sector That the National Sustainable T our ism Master Plan recommends twoapproaches to achieving sustainablegrowth in the cruise sector: conven-tional cruise tourism and pocketcruises. That the National Sustainable T ourism Master Plan establishes that the future economic viability of thissector rests on the ability of thecountry to provide an onshore cruiseport. That this proposed cruise tourismdevelopment project in the Southwill represent an initial US$50,000,000.00 investment in anisland destination with a properberthing facility That this proposed project willguarantee a minimum of 130 calls peryear in the first instance and generate800-1000 direct jobs. That the cruise ship head tax ofUS$7.00 will remain the same with arevenue sharing agreement betweenthe relevant parties. That the current average cruise shippassenger expenditure is US$73.00per person per day and expenditureby the crew accounts for US$103.00per person per day That the proposed development willhave to abide by all applicable Lawsand Regulations of Belize. That the proposed development willnot be exempted from either GeneralSales T ax or Business T ax. That the proposed development willnot receive any incentives over orabove what is currently being offered under the Fiscal Incentives Act. That a minimum of 75% of the laborforce will be Belizean with only 25%of foreign labor within the first fiveyears of the project. Thereafter a 100% of the labor force is expectedto be Belizean. That the proposed development,and all its undertakings, will besubject to a positive outcome of theAmended Environmental ImpactAssessment. That no cruise ships currentlyscheduled to call in Belize City willbe diverted to this proposed cruisetourism island destination. That this proposed cruise tourismdevelopment project will in effectensure the distribution of passengersin accordance with the pocket cruisemodel as outlined in the NationalSustainable T ourism Master Plan. The Ministry of T ourism & Culture and the Belize T ourism Board wishes to underscore that the overnightsector continues to be the mainstayof our tourism industry and that cruisetourism is considered incrementalbusiness. W e wish to further reiterate that the growth in the cruisetourism sector has not, in any way impaired the growth or performanceof the overnight tourism sector W e call on the BTIA to be respectful of the many tourism stakeholderswho currently earn an honest liveli-hood from the cruise tourism sector W e ur ge the BTIA to refrain from any further use of exploitative andderogative paraphernalia andcampaign messages that are notconsistent with its stated vision,mission and guiding principles. It isalso important to note that theBTIA is the only National T ourism Association who has not formallyendorsed the National T ourism Master Plan to date. The Ministry of T ourism & Culture and the BTB will continue to activelyengage key stakeholders in informa-tion sessions on this proposed cruisetourism development project.**END** “ The Newspaper that cares and dares to bring out the truth” #42 George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize, CA Publisher: Nyani K. August Editor: Albert Nigel August

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 4, 2013 At Hode's Place we pride ourselves in the quality of our food and the attentiveness of our staf f. At Hodes you will experience fresh local Belizean, seafood and other tantalizing dishes. W e Ar e Located In The Savannah Ar ea of San Ignacio T own in the Cayo District. W e Cater For Large & Small Gr oups 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!! 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 For: Benque V iejo Police Sub-For mation community policing unit com-munity policing efforts at its best inBenque V iejo! On Friday 26th July concluded theyouth summer camp offered by Zone4 Neighborhood W atch Group in Benque V iejo, hosted annually by the zone captain Samuel Bruce in thespacious multipurpose communitypark located on his property Zone 4 NHWG under the leader-ship of Mr Bruce since 2008, has continued to be the community polic-ing unit’ s model of success, bringing numerous community activities for theyouth, and residents of zone 4 inBenque, promoting positive activities,educating the residents about helpingto keep the crime level low in Benque.This year ’ s summer camp focused on arts & crafts projects conductedinside the stone constructed commu-nity center directed by; the veteran teacher and zone quadrant leader Mrs. Isela T esecum, with assistance from; Marcia Rosas (teacher), Maria Olivera (teacher), Luis Lisbey (Sports Instructor), Anselmo Harris (Sports Instructor), J asmin V asquez (Parent Assisting), Mirla Fir o (Parent Assisting), Thelma De La Fuente (Parent Assisting), Carmita Harris, S tephanie Contr eras (T eacher Assistant), Zinnia Longswor th (T eacher Assistant), Gene Bruce (T eacher Assistant), Sydellie Leslie (T eacher Assistant), Kenr y Mai (T eacher Assistant), Norma V entura (T eacher Assistant), Julia V entura (T eacher Assistant), Juan Santos (T eacher Assistant). The children were expertly guidedon how to make beautiful arts & craftsto take home, utilizing recyclingtechniques of plastic bottles & caps,papers etc..Helping to keep Benqueclean! Each day juice & cold waterand treats were given out. Children that wished to participate BENQUE VIEJO YOUTH SUMMER CAMP in sports coach Anselmo Harris was ready to assist with football andvolleyball practices each day withplans to continue with zone teams fora mundilito competition. Participating at this year graduationceremony was: Officer CommandingBenque V iejo Sub-Formation Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson and PC #140 J oshua McKoy commanding the community policingunit in Benque. Certificates wereawarded to all the children thatparticipated with prizes for thechildren having perfect attendance,also certificates of appreciation weregiven to all volunteers that assisted. PC McKoy addressing the crowdin Spanish and English about theconcepts of neighborhood watch,youth cadets, and other anti-crimeeducation. PC McKoy complimentingzone 4 captain Sam Bruce and Quadrant leader Mrs Isela T esecum on their fine work over the years, bykeeping the program progressing withtheir hard work and dedication. PCMcKoy with a surprise providingan impressive display by his policecadets of drill routines for the enjoyment of the crowd.O/C Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson congratulated the children and parents for their participation inthe summer camp, and bestowed hisappreciation to the Sam Bruce, MrsIsela T esecum, and all that assisted that made the event such a success. This year ’ s summer camp was the largest yet, with approximately 80children per day totally 400 for the week, plus police cadets, parents,teachers, and assistant’ s. Participants: Harim V aldez, Aar on V aldez, Xena River o, Niran Sierra, V ivian Espat, S tephanie Espat, Jef fr ey Morataya, Dimas Morataya,Jaden W aight, Shamir Kukul, Hamnerson Bush, Justin Bush,Julner Bush, Robert Heredia,Dervin W aight, Dian Harris, Deadra Mendez, Natalia Garcia,Angelly Bush, Gracey Bush,Sherlisse W aight, Kelsie Her edia, Nikita Marlin Michael, DarianHarris, Estuardo Sosa, JoseBush, Kendrick Sierra, JamirV elasquez, Giselle V elasquez, Elmer Ruiz, Julius Mar tinez, Arnel Bush, Natalie Sierra, Jevan Si-erra, Janette Roca, V ictoria Sosa, Romely Rosas, Nigel Ku, Anthony De La Fuente, LillianGamboa, Ashley T rujillo, Maya Tzib, Joel Shish, Raul Shish,Jonathan T adeo, Kar en T adeo, Rudy Betancourt, Melvin Raix,Isaac Spain, Hector Martinez,David Martinez, DavidChavarria, Samuel Chavarria,Selvin Betancourt, Elgin Herrera,Y ensi Medina, Gabrielle Lanuza, Estuardo Sosa, Edwin Mendez,Layson Mendez, JeffersonMendez, Maribel Castellanos,Jason Castellanos, JanelleCastellanos, Elvin Hernandez,Bryan Hernandez, Bryan Garcia,Kensy Garcia, Leonard Hijinio,T aheed Sagasa, Christopher V aldez, Leslie T rapp, Haisey Hernandez, Sandra Hernandez,Jayden Roca, Charles Chi, Y enci T adeo, Natalie Mar tines, Anthony sher Jason Usher Mar yshell Sip, Melvin W aight, Josue Betancourt, Elsworth Betancourt,Edwin Mendez, Luis Kotch, EvanHarris, Kerwin Garcia, JensiSerrano, T er esita Coleman, Jaden Herr era, Alex Escalante, Javier Flores, Christon Guerra, ShaminV entura, Susan V entura, Justin De La Fuente, Erwan De La Fuente,Lasser Mandez, W endy Jimenez, Nicole T rujillo, Hederson Castellanos, Curtis Shal. IselaT esucum (teacher), Mar cia Rosas (teacher), Maria Olivera (teacher), Lusi Lisbey (Sports Instructor), Anselmo Harris (Sports Instructor),Jasmin V asquez (Parent Assisting), Mirla Firo (Parent Assisting), Thelma De La Fuente (Parent Assisting), Carmita Harris, Stephanie Contreras(T eacher Assistant), Zinnia Longsworth (T eacher Assistant), Gene Bruce (T eacher Assistant), Sydellie Leslie (T eacher Assistant), Kenry Mai (T eacher Assistant), Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 5

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 Anger in Chile over ruling on 2010 mine collapse An investigation into the 2010 accident in Chile that left 33 minerstrapped underground for more thantwo months has failed to find anyoneresponsible. The case was closed after aprosecutor said there was not enoughevidence to press charges againsteither the owners of the mine orregulators. One of the miners said it was a"disgrace for justice" while a former minister called it "unbelievable". The miners' rescue in a specialcapsule was followed live around theworld. "This is a disgrace to Chile's justice system,'' one of the survivors, Mario Sepulveda, toldAssociated Press news agency "It is impossible that in an accidentof this magnitude no-one is heldresponsible. T oday I want to dig a deep hole and bury myself again, onlythis time, I don't want anybody to findme, he said. One of Mr Sepulveda's colleaguessaid he got in touch with their lawyersas soon as he heard about thedecision. "[They] told us to be calm. We have another lawsuit, for negli-gence," Luis Urzua told AFP Former mining minister LaurenceGolborne, who was in charge ofthe rescue operations, expresseddisbelief at the decision. He told Chilean radio Cooperativathat regulators had ordered theowners of the century-old mine tobuild an emergency exit, but they didnot comply Mr Golborne said that if themeasure had been implemented theminers "would not have spent 70 daystrapped". Senator Isabel Allende daughter of the late President Salvador Allende said the decision was "painful". "It's hard to accept that the prosecution considers there is no-one r esponsible" Ms Allende told EFE. But defence lawyer CatherineLathrop praised the decision. "W e have always maintained that it was a regrettable accident.Just that, an accident, and neitherwas it possible to establish anyresponsibility of my clients in thiscase," she said. The collapse of the San Jose mine,near the town of Copiapo, left the 33miners completely isolated for twoweeks at a depth of about 700m. They shared emergency rations tosurvive until rescue workers built asmall shaft which was used to sendsupplies to the group. In 2012, on the second anniversaryof the collapse, many of the minersattended the inauguration of amonument at the mine. The miners say they have not been paid any reparation for their 70-day ordeal Chilean billionaire Leonardo Farkas gave each of the miners a gift of$10,000 (£6,600) after the rescue. The miners hope that a lawsuit fileda year after the collapse accusing theNational Service of Geology andMining of having not inspected working conditions and mine safetycan bring each of them reparations of$500,000 (£330,000). The owners of the mine have beentold to reimburse the government aquarter of the rescue operation whichcost around $22m 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

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 Norma V entura (T eacher Assistant), Julia V entura (T eacher Assistant), Juan Santos (T eacher Assistant). Mrs Isela T esecum, as mistress of ceremonies expressed her thanks tothe zone captain Samuel Bruce for hiscommitment and vision to coordinate,and spearhead the events for zone 4neighborhood watch program, alsoMs Isela expressing her pleasure inthe Benque police SuperintendentThompson & PC McKoy for theirparticipation in this year ’ s event. In closing Ms. Isela invited all the chil-dren and parents back for next year ’s expanding summer programs at zone4 neighborhood watch activities.In closing: Mrs T esecum announced that lunch would be served to them; atotal of 135 plates of chicken, rice &beans with macaroni salad wereserved, prepared by Criselda Diaz,and Lorena Sanchez. Sam Bruce captain: Thanks all thefaithful sponsors and volunteers thathelp make these events possible inBenque V iejo, without their assistance, and willingness to work to-gether for success, it simply could not BENQUE VIEJO YOUTH SUMMER CAMP Continued From Page 12 be done! Thank Y ou Sponsors as follows: Atlantic Bank, Econo Diesel, Farmerstrade center V ega’ s Distributors, W estern Border Customs Depar tment, Builders hardwar e, A&R, Ceiba Realty Flamingo Realty Reimer ’ s Feed Mill, BRC, Belize Police Department, MidwestS teel, Quality Poultr y Caribbean Chicken, Caribbean tir e, Lin’ s Super market, Dave’ s Super S tor e, Long Lucky Super Market, Zhen’ s supermarket, Benque V iejo supermarket, Ruan’ s S tor e, De Zin Gr ocer y T err y’ s S tor e, Xu Supermarket, Jimmy’ s supermar ket, Happy S tor e, Emily Lin’ s Super store, B.J. Institute, HuyongSupermarket, Crown Jewelry &Pawn Shop, Alber to August, and Sam Bruce Graduation day PC Mckoy addressing the children UN narcot UN narcot UN narcot UN narcot UN narcot ics bo ics bo ics bo ics bo ics bo dy warns dy warns dy warns dy warns dy warns Urug Urug Urug Urug Urug uay ov uay ov uay ov uay ov uay ov er marijuana bill er marijuana bill er marijuana bill er marijuana bill er marijuana bill Supporters of the bill are hoping for a quick approval by the Senate The International Narcotics ControlBoard (INCB) says it is concernedby the approval by Uruguayan MPsof a bill which would legalisemarijuana. The INCB says the law would "be in complete contravention to theprovisions of the internationaldrug treaties to which Uruguay isparty". Under the new law the state would assume control of growing andselling cannabis to registered users. The bill still needs to be passed byUruguay's senate before becominglaw 'Serious consequences' The INCB is an independent bodyof experts established by the UnitedNations to monitor countries' compli-ance with international drug treaties.In a statement released just hoursafter the bill was passed in Uruguay'sHouse of Representatives, the INCBsaid that such a law would be in"complete contravention" of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugsof 1961, which bans the sale ofcannabis for non-medical use. It says that, if adopted, it "might have serious consequences forthe health and welfare of he popu-lation and for the prevention ofcannabis abuse among the youth". The Uruguayan government arguesthat by bringing the sale of cannabisunder state control, it will removeprofits from drug dealers and divertusers from harder drugs. Political tussle The bill was approved by 50 of the96 MPs present in the House ofRepresentatives following a fierce13-hour debate in the capital,Montevideo. The supporters of the measureargued that the fight against drugs anddrug trafficking had failed, and thecountry needed "new alternatives". "The regulation is not to promote consumption; consump-tion already exists," said Sebastian Sabini of the governing centre-leftFrente Amplio (Broad Front) coalition, which has a majority of one inthe lower house. Marijuana use has reportedlydoubled in Uruguay over the pastyears. An estimated 22 tonnes of marijuana are being sold in thecountry annually according to Uruguay's National Drugs Commit-tee. But Gerardo Amarilla of the opposition National Party said the gov-ernment was "playing with fire" given the health risks he said werelinked to marijuana use. The bill will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to be voted on inOctober As the left-wing government has a majority in the Senate, the bill islikely to be approved and couldbecome law before the end of theyear However opposition politicians have said that even if the law makes itthrough the senate, they will launch apetition to have it overturned. A survey carried out before the vote by polling organisation Cifrasuggested 63% of Uruguayansopposed the bill. Papal opposition The INCB said it was interested in"maintaining a dialogue with the Gov-ernment of Uruguay on this issue". It also expressed its regret that thegovernment "refused to receive an INCB mission before the draft lawwas submitted to Parliament fordeliberation". The vote comes amid fierce debateabout drug legalisation in LatinAmerica. A group of former presidents and influential social figures, includingBrazil's Fernando Henrique Cardoso,Mexico's Ernesto Zedillo andColombian ex-leader Cesar Gaviria,have called for marijuana to belegalised and regulated. But only last week, Pope Franciscriticised drug legalisation plansduring a visit to Brazil. Speaking at the inauguration of aclinic for drug addicts in Rio deJaneiro, he said it was necessary to tackle the problems which are at the root of drug abuse, promotingmore justice, educating the youthwith the values that live insociety standing by those who face hardship and giving themhope for the future". Inspirational Life Quotes “Just know when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it.No matter how bad the situationmay get.” Unknown “Accept responsibility for yourlife. Know that it is you who willget you where you want to go, noone else.” – Les Brown “I don’ t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’ t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown“Challenges are what make lifeinteresting and overcoming themis what makes life meaningful.” Joshua J. Marine“Its hard to wait around forsomething you know might neverhappen; but its harder to give upwhen you know its everything youwant.” – Unknown “One of the most important keysto Success is having the disciplineto do what you know you shoulddo, even when you dont feel likedoing it.” Unknown “Go where you are celebrated –not tolerated.” – Unknown

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