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Sunday, August 11, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 First Murder In Benque In Over Two Years B ENQUE VIEJO TOWN, Cayo, W ednesday August 07, 2013: Three days after his brutal death,relatives of Pedr o Antonio V asquez are today making final funeralpreparations to lay his body to rest inBenque V iejo T own. An arrest is yet to be made as Benque V iejo police say that they are following several leads in whatthey say is the first murder in thejurisdiction in over two years. The call of the presence a deadbody in the municipality was receivedby Benque V iejo police at around 5:00 am on Sunday August 4, 2013. Police rushed to the scene wherethey came upon the still bleedingmotionless body still with a pulse, of a male Hispanic person facedownwards in a pool of bloodadjacent to the gas station on ChurchillStreet. The man was rushed to thecommunity hospital in San Ignaciowhere, on arrival, he was officiallypronounced dead by the doctor onduty Police reports that the deceased,later identified by a relative as Pedro Pedr o Antonio V asquez, 51 Antonio V asquez, was observed with several injuries to the left and rightside of the forehead consistent blowsinflicted with a blunt object. He wasalso found with a large stab wound tothe face. A post mortem examination conducted on Monday August 5, 2013, certified the cause of death asbrain hemorrhage and suffocation asa result of the flow of blood into theair passage. Police further reports that thedeceased was also the victim of abeating several months ago and thatthe accused is still before the court.Police say however that the investi-gation has not been able to make aconnection between both incidents. The family is yet to obtain anofficial death certificate as theyare grappling to come up withdocumentary identity of the deceasedespite him having been positivelyidentified by a relative for thepurposes of the post mortem exami-nation. As the investigation continues Benque V iejo police is seeking the assistance of the public in solving themurder of Pedro Antonio V asquez. Luke Espat – From PUP Financier Luke Espat – From PUP Financier Luke Espat – From PUP Financier Luke Espat – From PUP Financier Luke Espat – From PUP Financier To PUP Candidate To PUP Candidate To PUP Candidate To PUP Candidate To PUP Candidate Luke Espat Please T ur n T o P ag e 2 He first busted on the scene in the90’ s as a PUP contractor Among his first engagement s was the building ofhouses on the outskirts of Belize Cityon the Northern Highway T oday over two decades later at least one of theseveral houses he built, leaning on itsside, remains as a permanent testimonyof a man who was destined to fail inevery venture thereafter It is like everything he touched thereafterturned to mud. It was in the wake of the leaningBelize City houses that he inheritedthe name Lucas Eilene. His name atbirth is actually Luke Espat. This isthe man who this week announcedthat he is running for the dyingopposition PUP in Cayo Central, aconstituency to which he is as alien asthe Russians landing on our shores,a constituency to which he has absolutely not a single connection. Standing at the intersection of three 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 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. 372 Sunday, August 11, 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 11, 2013 # 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 From Front Page Luke Espat – From PUP Financier Luke Espat – From PUP Financier Luke Espat – From PUP Financier Luke Espat – From PUP Financier Luke Espat – From PUP Financier To PUP Candidate To PUP Candidate To PUP Candidate To PUP Candidate To PUP Candidate of Cayo’ s six constituencies is the monument of Espat’ s abject failure in Cayo. The approach of the sunkenIguana Creek Bridge stands at theintersection of Cayo Central, CayoSouth and Cayo North East. Espat’ s announced candidacy in CayoCentral will no doubt weaken theopposition in Cayo North East andCayo South the latter of whichhis cousin Julius Espat is alreadysmelling the rat and therefore indicat-ing to Luke to back off as he is badnews for the opposition. On the ver ge, if not in bankruptcy this character in announcing his candidacy is telling the Belizean people that he is proud of theRenaissance T owers and his involvement with the Port of Belize Limitedand all his other failed businessventures. W e all know the saying which tells us that “Easy Comes, Easy Goes” It came easy for Luke Espat underthe PUP and it went easy for LukeEspat in like manner as the PUPwent. This man came from plentyunder the PUP and now has nothing.On the ver ge of bankruptcy if not already bankrupted, this character isseeking to dead raise with thedowngrade from PUP financier toPUP candidate. The broke LukeEspat will now be seeking a godfather to finance his bid inCayo Central. If anything he shouldbe ashamed of the demotion. There is hardly anyone who wouldeven consider financing this arrogantcharacter in anything and so wesuspect that he will squeeze the littlemoney he has to seek a position tomultiply his finances. Our message tothe good people of Cayo Central isto: T ake his money and vote against him. In any event the money withwhich he is coming to you isyour money so take it and ask this scoundrel for even more and whenelection time comes around, kickhim in the butt to the high heavensand in doing so you will be sendinga message that Cayo Central isnot for sale as it is said that he iscoming to buy out Cayo Central forhimself. This political vulture is seeking tocapitalize on the narrow margin inCayo Central in the last GeneralElection and so without the blessingof the leadership of the PUP he forceshimself forward. He pushes Collet Montejo aside and installs himself as the PUP King in Cayo Central. There are indications that his Party Leader and at least one of his many DeputyParty Leader ’ s and several other members of his party are opposed tothis character a reminder of the corrupt PUP past, to be presentinghimself as a candidate of the party ata time when the party is at its lowest. So after Luke Espat, which othercorrupt indigenous PUP will emerge?Can we look forward to thereemergence of Ralph Fonseca, Glenn Godfr ey Jose Coye, David Fonseca, Daniel Silva, SamW aight, Maxwell Samuels and the like? T oledo Alliance for Pr ogr ess The T oledo Alliance for Progress (T AP) is a grass roots T oledo-based organization, duly registered inJanuary 2013. It comprises ofmembers from the National KriolCouncil, National Garifuna Council,East Indian Council and the businesscommunity T AP advocates for the support of developmental activitiesand programs that assist communitiesin creating employment, selfrelianceand improvement in the quality of livesin the T oledo District. 1. S tatistics have shown that T oledo is the poorest district in Belize2. The government’ s stringent budget since the 1960’ s can scarcely cope with the district’ s call for better education, health & welfare as wellas much needed employment andinfrastructure.3. Under these severe constraints thegovernment has a new God givenavenue ( oil exploration ) to increase its general revenue.4. T oledo Alliance for Progress (T AP) supports oil drilling in the T oledo District.5. T AP calls on T oledo’ s institutions, civil society Kriol, Garifuna and East Indian Councils, Mestizos and Mayaorganizations, along with the businesscommunity to dialogue with govern-ment on the eventual oil explorationsuccess for a fair share of thepercentage of the profits accrued byoil companies to be earmarkedspecifically for T oledo’ s development. 6. T AP calls on the government to regulate oil exploration with manda-tory obligations for oil companies toemploy modern safeguards tomitigate damages to our flora andfauna, agriculture, water sources,marine and coasts due to potential oilspillage.7. The present call for an injunctionby the courts to stop oil drilling inT oledo will close the avenue now open for government to accruedesperately needed revenues for thedevelopment of T oledo and the whole of Belize. T oledo Alliance for Progress (T AP) North Street Punta Gorda T own, T oledo District toledoallianceforprogress@gmail.com T el: 631-1688 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. 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Sunday, August 11, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 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 VV VV V enezuela T enezuela T enezuela T enezuela T enezuela T op Court R op Court R op Court R op Court R op Court R ejects Capriles' Election Appeal ejects Capriles' Election Appeal ejects Capriles' Election Appeal ejects Capriles' Election Appeal ejects Capriles' Election Appeal V enezuela's highest court has rejected an appeal by opposition leaderHenrique Capriles against April's contested presidential election result. The Supreme Court of Justicedescribed the appeal as "inadmissible" After the ruling Mr Capriles tweeted that there was a "lack of justice" in V enezuela. Nicolas Maduro Hugo Chavez 's handpicked successor won the election by less than 1.5percentage points about 200,000votes. The opposition alleged that the votehad been marred by fraud. In June the V enezuelan National Electoral Commission (CNE)confirmed President Maduro's victoryin an audit on millions of votes, butMr Capriles denounced the audit as"a fake". In her ruling on W ednesday Justice Gladys Gutierrez said the opposition had not not offered "sufficient proof" to back up their allegations. The 10-point appeal had beenlodged by Mr Capriles, the opposi-tion coalition and several citizens. On T uesday Mr Capriles criticised the court's delay in making a ruling andsaid that he would take the case to"international bodies". April's election was called after the death of President Chavez on 5March following a long battle againstcancer STAR Newspaper 80’S Night & Ladies Night Ev er y Sunda y!!! T eq uila Sho ts A t Half Pr ice 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 11, 2013 T wenty-six Belizean Y outh Attend Confer ence in El Salvador to Learn to Contribute to Their Community Y ouths from six communities in Belize travelled to El Salvador overthis past weekend (2 5 August) to attend a Bah’ Y outh Conference. They returned Monday night full ofexcitement to execute the plans theymade for themselves to serve theircommunities of Corozal, Belmopan,Belize City San Pedro, San Ignacio, and Dangriga. This Conference was attended by660 youth ages 15 to 30 from Belize,Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras,Nicaragua, and El Salvador It was one of 1 14 similar Regional Conferences being held from Julythrough October around the globe onall continents and many island groups.The purpose of these gatherings is “to summon today’ s youth” of all faiths and backgrounds “to put the needs of others before their own”in order “to aid the spiritual and social development of thosearound them, especially onesyounger than themselves” The Universal House of Justice, which isthe international governing body ofthe Bah’ Faith, called for theConferences. Some of the participants raisedtravel money with bake sales, cloth-ing sales, car washes, the making and selling of prayer wall plaques, anddoing odd jobs. The invitation went out to alllike-minded youth, not just Bah’, butto any young personwho wants tocontribute to a better world. This is acall for youth to go beyond theirown shortcomings to work for thetransformation of society so that “the light of justice may shed itsradiance upon the whole world.”Among the topics discussed are theunique characteristics that distinguishthe period of youth, the importanceof fostering an environment of en-couragement, and the contributionyouth can make for the betterment ofsociety They spent three days in intensive study making plans they will carry out in their homeneighbourhoods, and also performedon-stage and made many new friends.Many of these youth are alreadyengaged in offering acts of service intheir own neighbourhoods andvillages, including activities to helpchildren and ‘pre-youth’. Here are some comments fromparticipants: Many of them expressedhow inspired they were, mentioninghow motivating it was to be close toso many energetic youth with so muchcapacity “ It was an eye-opener to learn of the services beingrendered by so many youth to theircommunities” as well as “all the possibilities for service” that arepossible. “It was great to be withothers who have the same goals”.“Great learning experience, itwas way beyond expectations, itwas awesome to see other youthsparticipating in the well-being oftheir community .” Several of them learnt to overcome shyness and stagefright, and loved the interesting groupwork. One said he learned theimportance of true friendship, andothers loved the new experiencessuch as performing. Most of themexpressed the desire to begin theirown programmes in their owncommunities, and were grateful that itbuilt their confidence to do so. Oneparticipant commented: “W e are the mirrors the junior youth look into,looking for examples of how to act; we have to channel ourenergies properly so that they willdo the same, or better .” Here is part of a song written byT ricia S tokes currently living in San Pedro, which the Belizean groupperformed: W e are the future of the world The time is here Dare to get out thereY ouths are the future of the world O! Brethren! The time is hereCentro America y El Caribe Am singing from Belice. W e want you all to know ‘bout our future teaching goals Oh my worldsinging from Belice. The time is here,dare to get out there. W alk the straight way EnsenaresaprenderY aprenderestrabajar As we work we serve W e work to serve God Service is Love And love goes on, and on and on and on and on all in forUnity ,O God Guide W e! O God guide me! The Universal House of Justicesays, “T o every generation of young believers comes anopportunity to make a contribu-tion to the fortunes of humanity unique to their time of life. Forthe present generation, themoment has come to reflect, tocommit, to steel themselves fora life of service from whichblessing will flow in abundance.” T o contact the Bah’ community about joining this community buildingeffort, please contact 632-5477or visit www .facebook.com/ belizeBahais Shar e Y our S tor y With us. Send us your Ads, Ar ticles, Letters To The Editor & Humor starnewspaper@gmail.com Call us at: 626-8822 626-8841 or 610-4188 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. 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Sunday, August 11, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 Dear Editor: I carefully read Scott S tirm’ s insulting reply to my letter appearing inyour Sunday July 21, 2013 edition. Stirm attempts to insult mepersonally by saying that I am ahomosexual. I am, and I have nomore of an apology for that than Ido for being right-handed, bald, orhaving blue eyes. He attempts toinsult me by stating that I am marriedto a man. I was, indeed, legallymarried to Thomas J. Brady M.D. five years ago, after having made alife together for the prior 33 years.Our marriage is legal under the lawsof California and the United StatesGovernment. I have no apology formy married status. It offers us thelegal protections, health care rights,tax benefits, financial obligations toone another and the protection of our estate that traditionally marriedcouples have without asking for it.W e have no issue with our marriage not being recognized by variouschurches, synagogues, and mosques(although it is by some); ours is a civilmarriage, not holy matrimonygoverned by the church. And S tirm attempts to insult me and my hometown of San Francisco (the city wherethe United Nations got its start) bycalling it the “epitome of debauchery” and ascribing to me excitement over a fringe festival I never attend. I have offered Pastor Stirm severalopportunities to get to know me as aperson through dialogue and corre-spondence, but he refused anycommunication with me other thanthat which would convert me to hiscause because he only has “the time for someone who is askingquestions and wanting tochange.” He would prefer to hold onto his straw man image of me infavor of the person I am. While Ihave been subjected to much worsetreatment in my own country such treatment occurred in the 1970s whenthe Dominionist agenda was firstbeing pushed in the U.S., the sameagenda Pastor Stirm is, using in hisword, “weaseling” into Belizean society Fortunately U.S. citizens of all faiths soon saw both the mendac-ity and the danger of that movement,and it has been losing adherentsconsistently since that time. That U.S.failure is why this hidden agenda isnow being sold overseas in places likethe Caribbean, Africa, and Latin America. The danger here is not directly fromScott S tirm who I believe is quite sincere in his beliefs of what is rightand necessary for Belize. Thedanger lurks in the Dominionistagenda that informs his beliefs and actions. Dominionism, also known as“Seven Mountains” or “Seven Pillars” theology or Christian Reconstructionism, seeks to establishcontrol and domination by aparticular fundamentalist Christianityover seven broad areas of society: (1)media, (2) arts and entertainment, (3)business, (4) education, (5) govern-ment, (6) family life, and (7) religionin all the nations. It is not that PastorStirm seeks to lead people to aChristian path that is dangerous; it isthat he sees his particular path as theonly way of being a “true” Christian. I have found that when one person orone group thinks that they possess theonly truth in the world, danger andviolence too often follow Think of Jim Jones in Guyana, David Kor esh in S tirm’ s W aco T exas, Fr ed Phelps and his W estboro Baptist Church, or even the SpanishInquisition. People get hurt in theseenvironments. People get killed. But even that picture is not whatgives me fear for Belize. Back in the1970s in San Francisco (and at thebeginnings of the Dominionistmovement in the U.S.) the situationwas similar to that today in Belize.The LGBT community were openlyadvocating for justice and equalitybefore the law and the anti-homosexual religious community openlyresisted with the exact same slandersand libels currently used by Scott S tirm and the other Belize Action leaders: they’re after our kids, theywill ruin the country they can’ t reproduce so must recruit, they arethe camel’ s nose under the tent of moral decay they are sick deviants, and so on and so on. The city wasdivided into warring camps of forand against. Then something terrible happened.Dan White who was a county supervisor resigned his of fice, decrying the moral and culturaldecline of his city One day in a fit of anger and with a loaded revolver inhis pocket, he crawled through anopen window in city hall to avoid themetal detector He proceeded up to the office of Mayor George Moscone and emptied the gun into Moscone’ s head and chest. Then he reloaded his gun and walked intothe office of Supervisor Harvey Milk the first gay public official in San Francisco, and proceeded toassassinate him as well. W ith a “friendly” prosecution by the district attorney White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter rather thanpremeditated first degree murder andsentenced to a seven year prisonterm. The day that sentence wasannounced was followed by a nightof rioting. The first was by a hurt and outragedLGBT community who stormed city hall screaming “ he got away with Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 2

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 11, 2013 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 Stop your pondering over some-thing and do it, Aries. This is a day to be spontaneous and adventurous. Although this may feel a bit foreign andagainst your usual grounded nature, itwould be a good idea to take this timeto do something on a whim and seewhere it takes you. Don't be afraid ofthe unknown. The future is an excit-ing concept because it's unknown.Embrace it. Lucky numbers: 10, 21, 76. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 This may be a climactic day for you,T aurus, especially when it comes to your emotions. Y ou could find that people try to wield some sort ofpower over you. Maybe they aretrying to throw their weight around toget you to do something. Don't bemanipulated. Stand up for yourselfand be strong. Lucky numbers: 06, 39, 83. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Instead of turning all your burningquestions inward today Gemini, you might want to consider broadcastingthem outward. Engage in discussionsand extend your queries to the group.Y ou may usually try to solve all the world's problems on your own, butonce in a while you should stop andconsider other points of view inorder to enrich your perspective.Lucky numbers: 35, 68, 90. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 There's a great wind under yourwings today Cancer and you may find the day's energy quite transformYour Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers ing. Y ou now have the opportunity to make great strides in whatever youwish to accomplish. It may be timefor you to make an important changein your current attitude. Embracedifferences in perspective and opin-ion. V aried opinions can help you understand a situation. Lucky numbers: 22, 78, 97. LEO: July 24 to August 21 T ry not to weigh everything down. Don't pick things apart to the pointthat all that's left are the tiny details ofthe situation, Leo. Deal with it as awhole. Mental and emotional issuesare apt to be of greater concern toyou. Y ou shouldn't try to dissect them. That will only create more issues thanyou started with. Lucky numbers: 03, 47, 80. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 As you work to keep things in balance today V ir go, remember that one of the key things is to have fun.Happiness is an extremely importantelement of the cosmic equation,especially on a day like this. The moreupbeat you can be regarding acertain situation, the easier it will beto tackle it. A smile can get you through just about any door you wishto enter Lucky numbers: 16, 49, 93. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Don't get too emotional about asituation today Libra. Y ou could feel a sinking feeling, but if you go thatroute you may end up in a pit ofemotional quicksand that's hard to escape. Make sure you have a friendto talk to so you're prepared forwhatever you might encounter onyour emotional journey Lucky numbers: 37, 61, 74. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 This is a terrific day for you, Scorpio. Y ou should easily feel its power coming together in an upbeat,positive way Others are apt to fall into place by your side as they realize thewisdom in your way of doing things.Remain confident and positive. Y our adventuresome spirit is ready so push away from the dock. Lucky numbers: 12, 41, 58. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Y our normal steady pace usually wins the race, Sagittarius, but todayyou might need to take some short-cuts. Jump on opportunities that seemto come out of nowhere, but don't feellike you need to commit to anythingnow T ake your chances and see where luck takes you. There's anadventurous spirit in the air urging youto take an unexpected gamble.Lucky numbers: 18, 51, 95. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Don't deny your emotions today Capricorn. They will be of great useto you. There's an intensity about yourfeelings that's helping you stay strongin just about every situation. Oppor-tunities lie within groups of people. SHOPPERS’ CHOICE Corner Hudson St. San Ignacio Town, Belize C.A. Tel: 824-4971 Cell: 610-3503. E-mail: pradeep@btl.net HOT Summer Sale on: Digicell & Smart phones. Kitchen Appliances. Cosmetics. Furniture (wardrobes, kitchen cabine ts, bed & matr ess, c hes t of dr aw er s, ent er t ainment cent er L CD T V’S. W indo w & Split A C units. w ashing mac hine. Refrigerators. Stoves. Bicycles. Motor Cycle. ETC... Receive A Free Gift Whene v er y ou spend $500 Or More With Us!!! Ge t Pr epar ed F or This Hur r icane Season W it h Gr eat Deals Onl y A t Shopper ’ s Choice.. F ollo w us on F acebook Shared enthusiasm for a task makesthe job go more quickly Join others in the pursuit of prosperity Lucky numbers: 19, 25, 55. 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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 11, 2013 T he Sit ua tion In T rinidad Could Lead T o Change In Electing P rime Minister W ellington C. Ramos Columnist 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 1 om 1 om 1 om 1 om 1 0:00 am 0:00 am 0:00 am 0:00 am 0:00 am Most of the countries that wereformer British colonies have agovernment that is similar to the onein Great Britain. In this type ofgovernment the Prime Minister is theHead of State and they have aBicameral Legislative Body The Prime Minister is the Leader of his orher political party who is elected toserve in the House of Parliament torepresent his or her constituency The Leader of the party that wins his orher seat and the majority of seats inthe House of Parliament, automaticallybecomes the Prime Minister of thecountry However if the Leader of the party loses his or her seat, then heor she cannot serve as the PrimeMinister of the country The elected members of the party can then choosefrom among themselves their leaderto become the Prime Minister In Great Britain the Queen or Kingacts as the T itular Head of S tate and as such he or she swears in the newlyelected Prime Minister In most of the other former British colonies that roleis being performed by the GovernorGeneral of the country who repre-sents the Queen or King of England. T rinidad and Guyana are the only two former British colonies in theCaribbean and Latin America that declared themselves Republics. Theyboth have a President but thefunctions of that office is different in both countries. In T rinidad the President duties is similar to that of aGovernor General in all the otherCaribbean countries but in Guyanathe President is the Head of State andis elected by all the people through adirect vote. In most countries Party Leaders areelected through party conventionsexcept in the United States wherethey have no Party Leaders and thePresident is elected through a seriesof State Primary elections and thennominated at a Party Convention byDelegates from their political party The candidate that gets the mostDelegate votes at the Conventionbecomes the nominee of the party torun for President. The Leader of aparty is the chief spokesperson fortheir political party and he or sheremains as the leader until he or sheresigns or is removed from the partyleadership due to some vote orwrongdoing. The advantage of having a PartyLeader is that there is a personready to become Prime Minister torepresent a political party at anytime.Why? Because in most of thesecountries Constitution, there is a“ V ote Of No Confidence Clause” If any elected member of Parliamentcomes to the conclusion that theperson who holds the office of PrimeMinister is not serving in the bestinterest of the country he or she can table a V ote of No Confidence Resolution before the House ofRepresentatives or Parliament againstthe Prime Minister This is something that can occur in T rinidad today In fact I am almost certain that thereare members of the T rinidadian Parliament who are contemplating ondoing that now They are just waiting to see who else is going to leave orasking themselves; Where do I standwith all this chaos and confusion thatI am involved in now? Having a Direct V ote to elect a Prime Minister or a President has itsadvantages and disadvantages. Theadvantage is that anybody will be ableto run and the best person whowins becomes the country’ s Prime Minister or President. Another advantage is that if the candidatecomes from an ethnic group thatmakes up the majority of the popula-tion, he or she increases his or herchances of becoming Prime Ministeror President. The disadvantage is thatthe person who wins the PrimeMinister or President might not havethe support of the members of theHouse of Representatives andParliament. This could have happenedin the United States when Ross Perot ran for President as a member of thenewly formed Reform Party againstBill Clinton and George Bush Sr in 1992. Political Scientists are divided onwhich one of these two model ofselecting a Prime Minister andPresident works better In Guyana, most of the people are East Indiansand they will have a difficult timeelecting a Black President unless theEast Indians like him or her The racial tension between these twogroups remain tense up to this day and they do not trust each otherwhich makes it difficult for racialhealing. The Presidency of Forbes Burnham remains in the minds of the older East Indians and until thatgeneration die out things will change.T rinidad have more East Indians than Blacks but the political relationshipbetween the two ethnic groups is notthat bad. In Belize where I am from we havea Black Prime Minister by the nameof Dean Barrow for the first time in our country’ s history serving his second term despite the fact that wehave more people of Mestizoorigin. If Belize was to amend itsConstitution to have a Direct V ote for the of fice of Prime Minister I do not think we would have a Black PrimeMinister When this Prime Minister leaves office, there will be many whowill contest for the leadership ofthe party and with money playinga major role in Belize’ s politics today I cannot predict the outcome ofthe new scenario. The two mainpolitical parties must now begin toask what the Belizean people think ofthem both. People are becomingimpatient with them and are beginningto look for an alternative party Luckily for the two major politicalparties in Belize, the VIP and thePNP have not organized themselvesnationally to be looked upon as a realalternative to pose a threat to PUPand UDP yet. BENQUE VIEJO TOWN COUNCIL Cor George S t./ Park Lane Benque V iejo Del Carmen Cayo District The Benque V iejo T own Council is accepting applications to fill the post of : FINANCE MANAGER/ ACCOUNT ANT Requirements: .. .. Bachelor ’ s Degree or equivalent in Business Admin istration and/ or Finance .. .. Minimum of three (3) years or relevant professional working experience. .. .. Sound knowledge of automated financial information system including Quickbooks Enterprise .. .. Knowledge of English and Spanish Deadline: August 30th 2013 Apply T o: Mayor Benque V iejo T own Council Corner Geor ge S treet And Park Lane Benque V iejo Del Carmen Cayo District

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Sunday, August 11, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 THE BELIZE RED CROSS The Disaster Risk Reductionproject entitled “Saving Lives in the Caribbean Through Prepared-ness” implemented by the Belize Red Cross since July of 201 1, and funded by USAID with support from the American Red Cross is now in itsfinal stage. After two years of working to build resilience in (14) communities inBelize, Community Emergency Re-sponse T eams (also known as CER T s), have completed all 14 modules of training in communitydisaster response. At a ceremony to be held at the Bacab Eco-Park ,Burrell Boom on Saturday August 10 th 2013 at 10:00 a.m., these successfully trained community mem-bers will be certified. These teams willthen be officially introduced toNEMO and CEMO as first respond-ers to strengthen the national responseand recovery teams within their com-munities, before, during and after anevent. These 106 Belize District traineesare community members from SanPedro Amber gris Caye, Caye Caulker the Jane Usher Boulevard, Belama Phase 3 & 4, Lords Bank,Hattieville, W estern Paradise and Ladyville. Similarly as part of this project some44 persons from the Stann CreekDistrict had been certified earlier inthis project. Project Manager Mr Fr ed Hunter and Community Field Of ficer Mrs. Jesse Y oung at the Belize Red Cross were main facilitators of the training. Members of the Fire Depart-ment, the Police, NEMO, the Minis-try of Health and the Cayo EmergencyResponse T eam also served as facilitators. The Belize Red Cross is verypleased to invite a member of yournews team to attend the certificateceremony Y our presence and participation will be greatly appreci-ated. W e look forward to seeing you there. Please feel free to contact L ily Bowman or Fred Hunter at 2273617 or 227-3319 for any furtherinformation. No. Borrower Description Development Picture FREDERICK WILLIAMS & DENISE WILLIAMS Parcel 1389/1, Block 23, Santa Elena/Cayo Registration Section, situate inthe Cayo District, held under a Certifi-cate of Lease, being the Leaseholdproperty of FREDERICK VERNON WILLIAMS AND DENISE ALLISON LESLIE WILLIAMS. One 4-bedroom bungalow housecontaining 1-kitchen, 1-dining, 1-living, and 2bathrooms with afoyer area. Dimensions: Approximately 60' X 99' ft Area Size: 555.556 s.y SOLEDAD EL VIRA CANUL 1 3-bedroom bungalow housecontaining 1dining, 1living room, 1-kitchen with 1 bathroom. Size: 555.556S.Y PUBLIC AUCTION BY ORDER OF THE MOR TGAGEES DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORA TION CER TIFIED AND LICENSED AUCTIONEER M .A. ELLIS WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING PROPER TIES. On Monday August 19, 2013 At 10:30 am At The DFC Headquar ter Of fice In Belmopan 12 Parcel No. 1239, Block No. 23, SanIgnacio South Registration Section,containing 520.457 square meters ofland, held under a Land Certificate,being the freehold property ofSOLEDAD EL VIRA CANUL. 3 ANTONIO TZIB All that lot piece or parcel of land beingLot No. 341, situate in Bullet T ree Falls V illage Expansion, Cayo District, together with all developments anderections standing and being thereon,held under Minister ’ s Fiat Lease dated the 7th day of November 2000, being the leasehold property of ANT ONIO TZIB. 1 3-bedroom bungalow housecontaining 1dining, 1living room,1-kitchen with 1 bathroom. Size:555.556 S.Y 4 ISMAEL CHA VEZ Parcel No. 3270, Block No. 23,situated in the T rapiche Housing Area, Santa Elena/Cayo RegistrationSection, held under a Land Certificate,being the Freehold property ofISMAEL CHA VEZ 5 SHANNE MONIQUE GARDINER All that piece or parcel of land beingLot No. 161 containing 975.576 s.m.of land situate in Cotton T ree V illage, Cayo District, held under Minister ’s Fiat Grant No.127 of 201 1, being the freehold property of SHANNE MONIQUE GARDINER 1-3 bedroom wooden building w/ 1-living and dining room, 1-kitchen, and1-bathroom. 1 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom concretebungalow house (22’X24'). Site Size:501.270 s.y 6 DIRK JASON LAINFIEST A Parcel No. 8009 ,containing 708.614square meters, Block 20, BelmopanRegistration Section, Cayo District,held by Land Certificate dated Sep-tember 16, 2010, being the freeholdproperty of CAMESHA BORLAND surety for DIRK JASONLAINFIEST A. Empty parcel of land. Size: 708.614s.m. 7 T ANY A FELICIA HULSE All that piece or parcel of land being BlockNo. 9 containing 5.008 acres of lands situatein the Little V aqueros Enclave, Mountain Pine Ridge Area, Cayo District bounded and described as shown by Plan No. 1292 of 2003,together with all buildings and erections stand-ing and being thereon, held under Minister ’s Fiat Grant No. 1292 of 2003, being the Free-hold property of T ANY A FELICIA HULSE. Auctioneer Miguel A. Ellis Belmopan City Cayo District, T el: 621-1243 E-mail : miguel_ellis@hotmail.com Empty parcel of land containing 5.008acres. located along a feeder road offthe main Mountain Pine Ridge Road.It has relative close proximity toBlancaneux Lodge Resort’ s Airstrip.

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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 11, 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 What’s Wrong With Me? A lady early in morning, rushed to visit her doctor She was looking very much tensed and all strung out. Sherattles of f: "Doctor t ake a look at me. When I woke up thismorning, I looked at myself in themirror and saw my hair all wiryand frazzled up, my skin was allwrinkled and pasty my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and Ihad this corpse-like look on myface! What's WRONG with me,Doctor!?" The doctor looks her over for acouple of minutes, then calmly says:"W ell, I can tell you that ther e ain't nothing wrong with youreyesight.... Sillest Complaints Ever After receiving strange but eye opening complaint from a user Microsoft decided not to investfurther in computers..Complaint Date: 1st April Person Name: I Doubt!Dear Owner I bought a computer for my familybut we came across some of thebiggest unexpected problems! Kindlyhave a look.#1. Near alt, I saw the start buttonbut there is no Stop button.#2. I also purchased keyboard,mouse, data card, CPU, data cablebut there is only one icon which shows'My computer'. So when you willprovide the remaining items?#3.Y ou also show 'My Network Places'. For heaven's sake, pleasestop providing 'My secret places' Ijust do not want to let my spouseknow where I go after my officehours.#4. My kids learned 'Computer W ord' now they want to learn 'Computer Sentence' so let us knowwhen you introduce that.#5. There is a query whether anyre-scooter is available in your system?I see 're-cycle' only but U own ascooter #6. It is shocking that windows says'My pictures' but there is not even asingle pic of mine. So when will youkeep my photos on that?#7. There is 'Microsoft Office' whatabout 'Microsoft Home' because I use system at home only #8. Y ou only show my recent documents but I need to check mypast documents too!#9. Y ou placed a 'Find' key but it is not working at all. My kid lost mycar's key and I tried a lot to trace it with this 'find' button but it didn'twork!#10. Last but not least.. Y ou say your name is Gates then why are youselling W indows? Thanks & RegardsAlways Concerned Person. A very religious man lived right next door to an atheist. While the religiousone prayed day in, day out, andwas constantly on his knees incommunion with his Lord, the atheistnever even looked twice at a church. However the atheist's life was good, he had a well-paying job and abeautiful wife, and his children werehealthy and goodnatured, whereasthe pious man's job was strenuous andhis wages were low his wife was getting fatter every day and his kidswouldn't give him the time of the day So one day deep in prayer as usual, he raised his eyes towards heaven andasked: "Oh God, I honour you every day I ask your advice for every problem and confess to you myevery sin. Y et my neighbour who doesn't even believe in you andcertainly never prays, seemsblessed with every happiness,while I go poor and suffer manyan indignity Why is this?" And a great voice was heard from above: BECAUSE HE DOESN'T BOTHER ME ALL THE TIME!" A Religious Man And An Atheist ST AR Newspaper starnewspaper@gmail.com 626-8822 or 610-4188 Keeping Y ou Informed "Inspirational Corner" Contributed by: Juanita Bradley Chap. 1 Source and Aim of T rue Education Our ideas of education take toonarrow and too low a range. There isneed of a broader scope, a higher aim.T rue education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study It means more than a preparation forthe life that now is. It has to do withthe whole being, and with the wholeperiod of existence possible to man.It is the harmonious developmentof the physical, the mental, and thespiritual powers. It prepares thestudent for the joy of service in thisworld and for the higher joy of widerservice in the world to come. {Ed13.1} The source of such an education isbrought to view in these words of HolyW rit, pointing to the Infinite One: In Him "are hid all the treasures ofwisdom." Colossians 2:3. "He hathcounsel and understanding." Job12:13. {Ed 13.2} The world has had its greatteachers, men of giant intellect andextensive research, men whoseutterances have stimulated thoughtand opened to view vast fields ofknowledge; and these men have beenhonored as guides and benefactors oftheir race; but there is One who standshigher than they W e can trace the line of the world's teachers as far back ashuman records extend; but the 14 Light was before them. As the moon and the stars of our solar systemshine by the reflected light of the sun,so, as far as their teaching is true, dothe world's great thinkers reflect therays of the Sun of Righteousness.Every gleam of thought, every flashof the intellect, is from the Light of theworld. {Ed 13.3} In these days much is saidconcerning the nature and importanceof "higher education." The true "higher education" is that imparted by Him with whom "is wisdom and strength" (Job 12:13), out of whose mouth "cometh knowledge andunderstanding." Proverbs 2:6. {Ed14.1} In a knowledge of God all trueknowledge and real development havetheir source. Wherever we turn, in thephysical, the mental, or the spiritualrealm; in whatever we behold, apartfrom the blight of sin, this knowledgeis revealed. Whatever line of investi-gation we pursue, with a sincerepurpose to arrive at truth, we arebrought in touch with the unseen, 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 ST AR mighty Intelligence that is working inand through all. The mind of man isbrought into communion with themind of God, the finite with theInfinite. The effect of such commun-ion on body and mind and soul isbeyond estimate. {Ed 14.2} In this communion is found thehighest education. It is God's ownmethod of development. Acquaint now thyself with Him" (Job 22:21), is His message to mankind. Themethod outlined in these words wasthe method followed in the educationof the father of our race. When in theglory of sinless manhood Adam stood in holy Eden, it was thus that Godinstructed him. {Ed 14.3} Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 1

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Sunday, August 11, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 In order to understand what iscomprehended in the work ofeducation, we need to consider boththe nature of man and the purpose ofGod in creating him. W e need to consider also the change in man'scondition through 15 the coming in of a knowledge of evil,and God's plan for still fulfilling Hisglorious purpose in the education ofthe human race. {Ed 14.4} When Adam came from the Creator's hand, he bore, in hisphysical, mental, and spiritual nature,a likeness to his Maker "God cr eated man in His own image" (Genesis 1:27), and it was His purpose thatthe longer man lived the more fully heshould reveal this image--the morefully reflect the glory of the Creator All his faculties were capable ofdevelopment; their capacity and vigorwere continually to increase. V ast was the scope offered for their exercise,glorious the field opened to theirresearch. The mysteries of the visibleuniverse--the "wondrous works of Him which is perfect in knowl-edge" (Job 37:16)--invited man's study Face-to-face, heart-to-heart communion with his Maker was hishigh privilege. Had he remained loyalto God, all this would have been hisforever Throughout eternal ages he would have continued to gain newtreasures of knowledge, to discoverfresh springs of happiness, and toobtain clearer and yet clearer concep-tions of the wisdom, the power and the love of God. More and more fullywould he have fulfilled the object ofhis creation, more and more fully havereflected the Creator's glory {Ed 15.1} But by disobedience this wasforfeited. Through sin the divinelikeness was marred, and well-nighobliterated. Man's physical powerswere weakened, his mental capacitywas lessened, his spiritual visiondimmed. He had become subject todeath. Y et the race was not left without hope. By infinite love andmercy the plan of salvation had beendevised, and a life of probation wasgranted. T o restore in man the image of his Maker to bring him back 16 to the perfection in which he was "Inspirational Corner" Continued F r om P ag e 1 0 created, to promote the developmentof body mind, and soul, that the divine purpose in his creation mightbe realized--this was to be the workof redemption. This is the object ofeducation, the great object of life.{Ed 15.2} Love, the basis of creation and ofredemption, is the basis of trueeducation. This is made plain in thelaw that God has given as the guideof life. The first and great command-ment is, "Thou shalt love the Lord thyGod with all thy heart, and with allthy soul, and with all thy strength, andwith all thy mind." Luke 10:27. T o love Him, the infinite, the omniscient One,with the whole strength, and mind, andheart, means the highest developmentof every power It means that in the whole being--the body the mind, as well as the soul--the image of God isto be restored. {Ed 16.1} TOBE CONTINUED IN NEXTEDITION. Notice is hereby given that underthe Intoxicating Liquor LicenseOrdinance Chapter 150 of the Lawsof Belize, Revised Edition 2000, thatBR YONY FLEMING is applying for a REST AURANT AND BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2013 to operate Guava Limb Cafe located at #77 Burns A venue, San Ignacio T own, Cayo District. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Guava Limb Cafe

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 11, 2013 murder” while breaking every ground floor window the building,overturning and burning severalpolice cars, and attacking the policewith rocks and bottles. The secondwas later that night when severalhundred police marched on the gayneighborhood in a phalanx withtheir billy clubs at the ready They surrounded the two blocks of theneighborhood so that no one couldget away and started beating people over the head. Several people wereseriously injured. Then they broke allthe shop windows and went into onegay bar and restaurant and tore it topieces. That was the turning point. All of the various communities of SanFrancisco—LGBT people of faith, Asian, African-American, Hispanic, non-believers—seemed to askthemselves, “ Is this the kind of community of city of society that we want to live in, that we wantfor ourselves and our children?” And all residents started to leave their particular ideological corners andtalk to one another and ask how wecould find a way to accommodate all the citizens of San Francisco, notjust those we agree with. I fear for Belize because I see itheading in the same direction I saw inSan Francisco. I fear that people willnot wake up to the real danger not of LGBT and their mythical agenda, butof tragedy and violence fomented bypeople who think they know the onlyright way for other people to live. It took the assassination ofReverend Martin Luther King to awaken American to the danger of vile injustice of Jim Crow laws inthe south. It took the bombing ofBirmingham’ s 16th S treet Baptist Church and the death of four littleblack girls to awaken Alabama to the danger of the injustice of a completelysegregated society And it took the assassination of Moscone and Milkand the subsequent riots to change usin San Francisco. What will it takefor the citizens of Belize, who have along and well established tradition of“live and let live,” to wake up to the danger of the discord and strifeused by Dominionists like ScottStirm to advance their control overhow all Belizeans must believe andlive? Asa DeMatteo Continued From Page 4 Mayan Sculpture Discovered In Guatemalan Pyramid Archaeologists working in a Mayan pyramid in Guatemala havediscovered an "extraordinary" stucco sculpture depicting gods andMayan leaders. The frieze, which is eight metres longand two metres wide (26ft by six feet),shows three figures decorated withquetzal feathers and jade sitting atopthe head of a mountain spirit. It was found at the pre-Columbianarchaeological site of Holmul. Site director Francisco EstradaBelli called it it a once-in-a lifetime find. Snake Lords v Tika l The frieze was found below a20m-high (65ft) pyramid which wasbuilt over it in the 8th Century "The preservation is wonderful because it was very carefullypacked with dirt before theystarted building over it," Mr Estrada-Belli said. The sculpture is believed to depictthe crowning of a new Mayan leaderin about AD590. It also bears an inscription made upof 30 glyphs, which was decipheredby Harvard University expert Alex T okovinine. The inscription says that thecarving was commissioned by theruler of a nearby city-state, Ajwosaj ChanK'inich. The archaeologists say the friezeand its inscription shed light on aclassical period of Maya rule in whichtwo rival kingdoms, T ikal and the Snake Lords, fought for control of the region. Mr T okovinine says the inscription suggests that Ajwosaj, who was a vassal of the Snake Lords, came tothe site to re-establish the local The figures are richly decorated with quetzal feathers and jade political and religious order after Holmul, which had supported theT ikal kingdom, had switched sides. 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. T el: 824-3665 Best In Quality Prices & Service Shop & Save T oday At Cayo’ s # 1 Shopping Center Come See For Y ourself Why W e Ar e # 1 WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER WESTSIDE SHOPPING CENTER Come In Today & Shop At Cayo’s # 1 Shopping Center... Where We Always Give You More 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 “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

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Sunday, August 11, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 Malaria v accine sho w s earl y promise in clinical trials By Rebecca MorelleScience r epor ter BBC W orld Service A malaria vaccine has shown promising results in early stageclinical trials, according to research-ers. Researchers found the vaccine,which is being developed in the US,protected 12 out of 15 patients fromthe disease, when given in high doses. The method is unusual because itinvolves injecting live but weakenedmalaria-causing parasites directly intopatients to trigger immunity The research is published in thejournal Science. Lead author Dr Robert Seder from the V accine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, inMaryland, said: "W e were excited and thrilled by the result, but it isimportant that we repeat it, extendit and do it in larger numbers." Many bites It has been known for severaldecades that exposure to mosquitoestreated with radiation can protectagainst malaria. However studies have shown that it takes more than 1,000 bites fromthe insects over time to build up ahigh level of immunity making it an impractical method of widespreadprotection. Instead, a US biotech companycalled Sanaria has taken lab-grownmosquitoes, irradiated them and thenextracted the malaria-causing parasite(Plasmodium falciparum), all understerile conditions. These living but weakened parasitesare then counted and placed invials, where they can then be injecteddirectly into a patient's bloodstream.This vaccine candidate is calledPfSPZ. T o carry out the Phase-1 clinical trial, the researchers looked at agroup of 57 volunteers, none of whomhad had malaria before. Of these, 40 received differentdoses of the vaccine, while 17 did not.They were then all exposed to themalaria-carrying mosquitoes. The researchers found that for theparticipants not given any vaccine,and those given low doses, almost allbecame infected with malaria. However for the small group giventhe highest dosage, only three of the 15 patients became infected afterexposure to malaria. Dr Robert Seder said: "Based on the history we knew dose was important because you needed1,000 mosquito bites to getprotection this validates that. "It allows us in future studiesto increase the dose and alter theschedule of the vaccine to furtheroptimise it. The next criticalquestions will be whether thevaccine is durable over a longperiod of time and can the vaccineprotect against other strains ofmalaria." He added that the fact that thevaccine had to be injected into thebloodstream rather than into orunder the skin made delivery moredifficult. Commenting on the research, DrAshley Birkett from the Path Malaria V accine Initiative, said: "They are clearly very early stagetrials in small numbers ofvolunteers, but without questionwe are extremely encouraged bythe results." He added that most current vaccinecandidates tar geted parts of the P falciparum parasite rather than thewhole organism. "This approach induces a broad response against a lot of differenttargets on the parasite," he said. There are currently about 20malaria vaccine candidates in clinicaltrials. The most advanced is called R TS,S/ AS01, which has been developedby the pharmaceutical companyGlaxoSmithKline, and is in aPhase-3 clinical trial involving 15,000children in Africa. According to the latest figures from the W orld Health Or ganization, there were an estimated 219 million casesof malaria in 2010 and an estimated660,000 deaths. Art’s Mobile Service #54 George Price Ave, Santa Elena, Cayo Tel: 804 2659 or 630 3019 Welding Repair *Fabrication Come Visit Us Today & Let Our Team Of Craftsmen Design & Fabricate Anything A MS We AMS to Please

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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 11, 2013 Y Y Y Y Y our C our C our C our C our C aa aa 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 ee ee 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!! W orks ar e moving full speed ahead on the upgrading of La Loma Luz Boulevard in Santa Elena T own, a major project which is design to put people to work and upliftthe esthetics of the town. Col ombia coca ar ea do wn b y 25% UN Narino, in the south, continues to have the highest density of coca plants The area of land planted with cocathe raw ingredient for cocaine inColombia has fallen by 25%, a UNreport has said. The land under coca cultivation isnow about a third of that in 2001, saysthe UN Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC). While coca areas fell nationwide,they rose in three provinces plaguedby rebels and drug gangs. Colombia is one the world's topthree cocaine producers and hasmade the war on drugs one of its mainpriorities. Prevention v eradication The annual report by the UN'sIntegrated Illicit Crops MonitoringSystem says that the land planted withcoca bushes has dropped from64,000 hectares in 201 1 to 48,000 hectares in 2012, the lowest figuresince monitoring started in Colombiamore than a decade ago. The report confirms preliminaryfigures quoted to the BBC by theColombian Defence Minister in June. Analysts say the fall in coca production suggests illegal groupswhich have so far financed themselvesthrough drug trafficking mayincreasingly be moving into illegal goldand emerald mining, both of whichhave been increasing in Colombia. The groups take advantage of the fact that, unlike coca or cocaine, goldand emeralds are legal to transportand sell. Mine field But the head of Colombia's counter-narcotics police, Gen Luis Alber to Perez told the BBC that the UN figures showed that their strategy tofocus on the worst-affected areas hadworked. He said that even though the policehad eradicated less coca than inprevious years, the force had in-creased its presence in those regionswhere most of the coca was grown,preventing people from planting cocabushes in the first place. He also praised the government'ssocial programmes, which aim to convince farmers to switch fromgrowing coca to legal crops. The UNODC report, which usessatellite imagery to map areas plantedwith coca, says that there was an in-crease in coca plantations in threeprovinces: Norte de Santander Choco and Caqueta. According to Gen Perez, police activity in these three provinces washampered by left-wing Farc rebelsand drug gangs. The general says an increased useof landmines by these groups meansthat eradication workers cannot pullout the plants by hand without the riskof stepping on a mine. The border regions have the high-est density of coca plants, with the southern town of T umaco again topping the list. Gen Perez says a ban on aerialeradication using planes to sprayherbicides on coca plants in a 10km-wide (6-mile wide) strip next to theborder has made this area a magnetfor drug growers. Colombia agreed to the exclusionzone after Ecuador brought acomplaint against its neighbour at theInternational Court of Justice in 2008saying its territory was being poisonedby the spraying. According to UN figures released earlier this week, coca growing alsodecreased in Bolivia. The UNODC said coca cultivationhad dropped by 7% between 201 1 and 2012 to 25,300 hectares. Bolivia is, along with Colombia andPeru, among the world's top threeproducers of cocaine. The figures for Peru are expectedto be released over the next weeks. Notice is hereby given that underthe Intoxicating Liquor LicenseOrdinance Chapter 150 of the Lawsof Belize, Revised Edition 2000, thatZAIRA ORELLANA is applying for a REST AURANT AND BAR LICENSE for the the year 2013 to operate Hiding Princess located in the Bradley’ s Bank Area of Santa Elena T own, Cayo District. LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE “Hiding Princess”

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Sunday, August 11, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 Hon John Saldivar Donates to El Shaddai Seventh Day Adventist Primary School (L-R) Minister of National Security and Ar ea Repr esentative for Belmopan Hon. John Saldivar V alentine Diego, Hector Sabido & Rodney Neal BELMOP AN CITY Monday August 5, 2013: Belmopan Area Representative Donates $3,000 for Computers to ElShaddai Seventh Day Adventist Primary School in Belmopan Minister of National Security andArea Representative for Belmopan,Hon. John Saldivar in conjunction with the Reconstruction DevelopmentCorporation ( RECONDEV) has donated $3,000 to El ShaddaiSeventh Day Adventist Primary School in Belmopan to assist inpurchasing computers for the School. Hon. Saldivar presented the chequeof $3,000 this afternoon to V ice Principal V alentine Diego at the School’ s campus on Macal S treet in Belmopan City Accompanying the Minister was Chairman ofRECONDEV Rodney Neal and the Corporation’ s General Manager Hector Sabido. Miss Diego said the donation willgo a long way in assisting the schoolto equip its computer lab for thestudents. Hon. Saldivar said he ishappy to make the donation, as themost rewarding investment we canmake as a nation is in the Educationof our children and young people. Honduras Drug Gang Shootout Leaves 17 Dead Seventeen people have been killedin a clash between rival drug gangs inHonduras, chief prosecutor Roberto Ramirez has said. The shootout happened in LaMosquitia, a remote region onHonduras' Atlantic coast. The area is the main transit routefor cocaine being transported fromSouth America to the United S tates. Honduras has the highest homiciderate in the world, much of it blamedon gang violence and drug traffick-ers. Mr Ramirez said that one of thosekilled was a gang leader fromneighbouring Nicaragua V ictor Centeno known as "El Muco". Earlier Honduran Deputy Defence Minister Carlos Funez said the body of the drug lord had been takenacross the border by members of hisgang. Navy and army personnel havebeen despatched to the area to inves-tigate the incident. Mr Funez attributed the clash to a"turf war" between rival criminal organisations. Nicaraguan and Honduran gangs have been fighting for control of thesparsely populated Gracias a Diosprovince, from where they launchspeedboats smuggling cocaine to theUnited States. Local authorities said women andchildren could be among the victims. More than 3,000 people have beenkilled in Honduras in the first sixmonths of 2013, according togovernment figures. “ 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 Cocoa 'might pr event memor y decline' Drinking cocoa every day may helpolder people keep their brains healthy research suggests. A study of 60 elderly people with no dementia found two cups ofcocoa a day improved blood flow tothe brain in those who had problemsto start with. Those participants whose bloodflow improved also did better onmemory tests at the end of the study the journal Neurology reported. Experts said more research wasneeded before conclusions could bedrawn. It is not the first time cocoa hasbeen linked with vascular health andresearchers believe that this is in partdue to it being rich in flavanols, whichare thought to have an important role. In the latest study researchers asked 60 people with an average ageof 73 to drink two cups of cocoa aday one group given high-flavanolcocoa and another a low-flavanolcocoa and consume no otherchocolate. Blood flow Ultrasound tests at the start of thestudy showed 17 of them hadimpaired blood flow to the brain. There was no difference betweenthose who drank flavanol-rich cocoaand those who had flavanol-poorcocoa. But whichever drink they weregiven, 88% of those with impairedblood flow at the start of the studysaw improvements in blood flow andsome cognitive tests, compared with37% of people whose blood flow wasnormal at the beginning of the study MRI scans in 24 participants foundthat people with impaired blood flowwere also more likely to have tinyareas of brain damage. "W e're learning more about blood flow in the brain and its ef-fect on thinking skills," said studyauthor Dr Farzaneh Sorond aneurologist at Harvard MedicalSchool. "As different areas of the brain need more energy to completetheir tasks, they also need greater blood flow This relationship, called neurovascular coupling,may play an important role indiseases such as Alzheimer's." The researchers said the lack ofdifference between the flavanol-richand flavanol-poor cocoa could bebecause another component ofthe drink was having an effect orbecause only small amounts wereneeded. Dr Simon Ridley head of research at Alzheimer's Research UK, said this was a small study but that it added starnewspaper@gmail.com to a wealth of evidence. "A cocoa-based treatmentwould likely be very popular but it's too soon to draw anyconclusions about its effects. "One drawback of this study isthe lack of a control group forcomparison, and we can't tellwhether the results would havebeen different if the participantsdrank no cocoa at all." But he added: "Poor vascular health is a known risk factor fordementia, and understandingmore about the links between vas-cular problems and decliningbrain health could help the searchfor new treatments and preven-tions."

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