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Sunday, August 25, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 Crow Fox Returns To Prison SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Monday August 19, 2013: Ruben “Crow Fox” Arnold is no stranger to San Ignacio Police and sowhen they see him moving anythingat anytime of the day or night itnaturally draws police attention moreso if he is spotted after the sungoes down and even more so if it issomething as large as a washingmachine. It was five minutes into the new dayon Thursday July 18, when a team of policemen on foot patrol in SanIgnacio spotted Crow Fox prancingdown Far W est S treet with a washing machine on his shoulder When he was ordered to halt, hethrew down the washing machine andescaped from the police. Suspectingthat the item was stolen, it wasbrought to the station and labeledas found property Around 10 o’clock that same Thursday morning Marie T eul 28, Belizean Housewife of a San IgnacioT own address visited the police station and reported the theft of herDaewoo brand washing machinevalued at $550 as well a chrome, 24inch, beach cruiser bicycle valued at$200. The complainant told the police that she went to sleep ataround 1 1:00 pm on the previous night leaving the washing machineand the bicycle on the verandah ofher house and when she woke up ataround 7 o’clock the followingmorning she noticed that her washingand the bicycle were missing. The complainant was shown thewashing machine which she instantlyidentified as being her property Armed with this report the policepromptly located and detained CrowFox. While there is no report of therecovery of the bicycle, Crow Foxwas later arrested and chargedstealing the washing machine. In courthe pled not guilty to the charge andwas released on bail. Ruben “Cr ow Fox Arnold, 42 Please T ur n T o P ag e 2 Matthew Ifield Injured In Second Attempt RED CREEK, Cayo, Monday August 19, 2013: T wenty days ago, on July 30, 2013, an attempt was made on the life ofone of the 32 year old Ifield maletwins. Fortunately no one was injuredin the incident. In a second attack however one ofthe twins, Matthew Garry Ifield was left with a single gunshot woundto the upper portion of the right leg. The first attack took place shortlyafter 1:00 am on July 30, when oneof the Ifield twins went to use anoutdoor latrine in the family yard inRed Creek on the eastern outskirtsof Santa Elena T own. A team of policemen rushed to the scene where they met Ifield whoreported that he was waiting outsidethe outhouse while a cousin wasinside using the facility when he sawtwo armed male persons under anelevated wooden house in the yard.He said that a first shot was fired at him and that he spun around and ranin the opposite direction towards theback of the yard when he heard thesound of two more shots fired noneof which caught him. He told thepolice that he could not identify anyof the two gunmen due to thedarkness and the overgrown vegeta-tion on the premises. Upon hearing the gunshots amember of the Ifield family armed with his licensed 16 gauge shotgun,emerged from the family house. Eachof the two gunmen reportedly fired asingle shot at him before he was ableto fire back at them. The two gunmenreportedly ran off and disappearedinto the darkness. In the process of the investigationthe police recovered several 9mmbullet casings from the scene. Theyalso found two bullet holes, onenear the entrance door of the familyresidence and another near a side T ur n T o P ag e 1 5 F or Pho t os 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. 374 Sunday, August 25, 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 25, 2013 It was while on bail that Crow Foxhad another run in with the law On Friday August 16, 2013, Jorge Chi, Belizean Sales manager for SmartT elephone, visited the station and reported that around 3:25 am thatday he was awoken by noise comingfrom inside his yard. Upon investigat-ing the source of the noise he saw atall male person of dark complexionwearing a green t-shirt and dark longpants inside the trailer he uses as anof fice and storage facility He saw the person loading cellular telephones ina black handbag. Chi immediatelycontacted the police but the intruderescaped before the police arrived. When Chi checked the inventory itcame up 26 items short whichincluded Alcatel and Samsung brands cellular phones with matchingbatteries and chargers as well asAlcatel and Nocatel brand modemsall for a total value of $6,957.00. The investigation led directly to theHospital Street address of none otherthan Ruben “Crow Fox Arnold The search of the premises led policeto an outside dog house from whichthe police retrieved a black bagwith a Guiness Stout logo which wasfound to contain all the stolen goodsincluding other promotional items. Crow Fox was instantly detainedand transported to the station where # 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 Best Prices On Back To School Tablets Crow Fox Returns To Prison From Front Page he was formally arrested and issuedcharge sheets for burglary and forhandling stolen goods. The accused was brought beforeMagistrate Dale Cayetano on Monday August 19, 2013 where he plead not guilty to both charges.Prosecutor George Gomez objected to bail on the grounds that theaccused had the washing machinecase still pending before the court. Magistrate Cayetano concurredwith the prosecutor ’ s request consequently remanding the accusedto prison. The case was adjournedto T uesday October 22, 2013. The case of the stolen washingmachine was also due for trial andwhile the accused maintained the notguilty plea, he was found guilty in thetrial and was sentenced to five monthsin jail.. Beliz e Suc cess full y N a vigating Thr oug h Tr ouble d W at ers It is no t the United Democratic Party telling the world that Fonsecaand Musa are bad for Belize, butrather it is the most brilliant legalminds in the region, the CaribbeanCourt of Justice, describing theactions of the shameless duo as“Malignant T umors”. It is not the United DemocraticParty telling us that we are living in agood country but rather it is leadersin the region proclaiming hard timesahead for their people. One recent such revelation wasmade by the Minister of Finance andEconomic Af fairs of Barbados, the Hon. Christopher Peter Sinckler in presenting his country’ s 2013 financial statement and budgetaryproposals to the House of Assembly of Barbados on August 13, 2013. While the Government of Belizecontinues to successfully navigatethrough troubled waters occasionedby the international downturninto which it was elected in 2008;domestic investments is on the rise,despite the international badmouthingof Belize by some selfish andunpatriotic member of the opposition;foreign investors, like American Sugar Refinery Green T ropics and Norwegian Cruise Line have eitherlanded or are coming to our shores. In the Barbados scenario howeverMP Sinckler “Noted the loss of over 300 million dollars in reserves injust over three months, it wouldbe reasonable to deduce”, hesaid “that much of this could beattributed to a decline in the levelof overall confidence in oureconomy by foreign and domesticinvestors alike. The prolongationof the international downturn,the persistently high budgetdeficits of the government and itsunsustainable debt levels, togetherwith the sluggish growth figurescan be highlighted as the chiefcontributors to this apparentdeclining confidence.” While the Government of Belizeis firmly committed to NO RETRENCHMENT increase in salaries for public officers, increase ofallowance for the police, expandingof education subsidies to high schoolstudents and a possible furtherincrease in the threshold for personalincome tax, MP Sinckler told thepeople of Barbados that “On the expenditure side, the measuresaimed at reducing current expen-diture by $285 million over theadjustment period target some ofthe expenditure areas most knownto consume large amounts ofgovernment revenue, such aspersonal emoluments, subsidiesand transfers, grants to individu-als and organizations, specific areas of procurement and taxexpenditures.” He went on to tell the people that“Government has been careful todesign these expenditure adjust-ments in such a manner as to limitthe potential for major job lossesin the public service, throughinstructing line ministries andstatutory entities to use retrench-ment as a last resort, whilepreferring to institute creativeprogrammes for work hours/days/week reductions among staff. TheMinistry of the Civil Service andthe Ministry of Finance willassume general oversight of theimplementation of this aspect ofthe measures so as to ensure thatthe targets are achieved whileadherence to the preferredapproach outlined by governmentis maintained. Additionally we have also determined that in order for theseexpenditure targets to be achievedand maintained the followingmust be strictly adhered to, and assuch a zero tolerance approachwill be adopted in relation tothem: 1. Effective immediately therewill be a total freeze on all new hiring in the central publicservice and across all statutoryentities. Deviation from thispolicy will only be countenancedin cases of extreme criticalnessand will have to be approved bythe Prime Minister and Ministerof Civil Service before execution.The above policy will also extendto the hiring of substitutes,temporary and/or casual workersas replacements for appointedstaff proceeding on leave. 2. Departments and Boards who breach this policy will not receiveany resources to cover the salariesof these persons if they cannot beaccounted for in the system. 3.There will be an immediatefreeze of all non-critical estab-lished posts which have not beenfilled in the last six months andare unlikely to be filled in the nearterm. 4. 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Sunday, August 25, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 San Ignacio C ar W a sher Ret urns T o P rison SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Monday August 19, 2013: Unable to meet a two thousanddollar bail, an accused burglar wasremanded to jail. Police reports that on Saturday August 17, 2013, San Ignaciobusinesswoman Doris W ollacott of a Burns A venue address, visited the station and reported that at around10:30 the previous night, an intruder recognized as her next door neighbor Jerry Robateau entered the dwelling place of her brother L yle W aight and made of f with a small blue and silver radio/DVD playervalued at one hundred and forty ninedollars. While there is no report of therecovery of the alleged stolen radio/ DVD player the investigation led to the arrest, on a burglary charge,of Jerry Robateau 45, Belizean laborer of a Burns A venue address. The accused appeared beforeMagistrate Dale Cayetano in the San Ignacio magistrate court onMonday August 19, 2013, where he pled not guilty to the charge. Despite the prosecution’ s request for the denial of bail, the accusedwas offered a two thousanddollar bail. The accused howeverwas unable to meet bail and was transported to prison. The casecomes up for hearing on W ednesday October 30, 2013. Jerry Robateau, 45 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 STAR Newspaper “The Newspaper That Cares & Dares To Bring Out The Truth” Send Us Your Ads, Humors & Press Releases Email us: starnewspaper@gmail.com Tel: 626-8822 or 610-4188 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 25, 2013 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 NO TICE OF TWELFTH ANNU AL GENERAL MEETING Belize W ater Services Limited will hold its T welfth Annual General Meeting at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotelon Friday 23 rd August 2013 commencing at 7:00pm. An AGM pack has been mailed to all Shareholders. Those shareholders who cannot attend may appoint a Proxy bycompleting the Appointment of Proxy Form included in the AGM pack. Shareholders may also submit the enclosedResponse and Question Form by 5:00pm on W ednesday 21 st August 2013. Shareholders are asked to be on time. For registrationpurposes please bring along your Shareholder Identifica-tion Card. If you need a new Shareholder IdentificationCard, please contact us at 222-4757 Ext 233 by W ednesday 21 st August, 2013. Dividend cheques can be collected at our Belize City branchof fice during normal working hours until August 22 nd and at the AGM on August 23 rd 2013. All cheques not picked up by August 23 rd will be mailed. BELIZE WA TER SER VICES Deliv er ing W ater and More… Email: shareholderinfo@bwsl.com.bz www .bws.bz Launch Of National Road Safety Committee The Government of Belize throughthe Ministry of Finance and EconomicDevelopment is currently undertakingthe Belize Road Safety Demonstra-tion Conidor Project, as a first step indeveloping a comprehensive andlong-tenn road safety strategy The project was officially launchedon 14 March 2013 and is beingimplemented through a BZ$14,495,000 loan from the CDB, andGOB counterpart contribution ofBZ$3, 191,000. In keeping with the long-termV ision for improvement in road safety that, through an integrated andcomprehensive approach, togetherwith demonstrated respect betweenall road users, the frequency andseverity of traffic collisions (road trauma) will be reduced the Government of Belize is pleased toannounce the establishment of theNational Road Safety Committee. TheCommittee has been instituted tooversee the effective implementationof a fully integrated road safetystrategy and establish a nation-wide mechanism through which to provideleadership, direction, coordinationand evaluation of road safety initia-tives across the country The National Road Safety Commit-tee will be co-chaired by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Develop-ment (Economic Development) andthe Ministry of W orks and T ransport (T ransport), and will comprise senior representatives of the Ministries ofHealth, T ourism, Sustainable Development, and Education; as well as thePolice Department, Belize SocialSecurity Board, The MayorsAssociation, The Belize Chamber ofCommerce, an International Organi-zation (such as P AHO), a Non-Government Organization and the PrivateSector The Committee will report to Cabinet. An Of ficial Launch is scheduled for 10:00 am on 26th August 2013 at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development in Belmopan.Immediately after the officialproceedings, a contract will be signedfor Lot 1 of the Road Safety Infra-structure component. The works willoccur along the DemonstrationCorridor (the George Price Highwayfrom Belize City to Belmopan), and will include shoulder-widening alongcurves and through villages, upgrad-ing of the road surface, installation ofculverts, and construction of buslay-bys. These improvements areexpected to contribute to a reductionin crashes and are in line with recom-mendations made in the InternationalRoad Assessment Programme (iRAP) Belize Report of 2012.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 The T aking Ov er Of Commerce Bight Pier By The Dean Bar ro w Go v er nment Is The R etur n Of J ustice T o The P eople Of Dang rig a T o wn And The South W ellington C. Ramos Columnist On Thursday August 15th, 2013 Belize’ s Minister of W orks and T ransportation representing the Cayo Central Constituency Hon. Rene Montero was authorized by the Cabinet of the Government of Belizeto sign an order revoking the leasegranted to Luke Espat to operate to deep water port, known as Jettie Pierlocated at Commerce Bight inDangriga. This Order was for the immediatereturn of the Jettie to Governmentcontrol. Jettie was granted to LukeEspat for a pittance if anything at all.In this transaction the port wentdormant and the people of Dangriga were deprived waterfront employ-ment. They were barred from fishingon the pier as the facility has 24 hourssecurity guard service. The people of Dangriga in the StannCreek District and the entireSouthern region of Belize including theCitrus, Banana and Oil Industriesshould all applaud this bold movetaken by the Government of Belizeunder the bold leadership of the Hon.Dean Barr ow This latest development is in the best interest of thepeople of southern Belize and indeedof the entire nation. This port played a vital economicrole in the lives of the people fromDangriga T own and S tann Creek District for many years until it becamedormant in 2002. When the port was granted to LukeEspat and his company it was expected that the people and govern-ment of Belize would collect revenuefor usage of the facility and thateconomic activity would increase bymeans of more jobs for the people ofDangriga and surrounding communi-ties. Instead, the facility was closed andthe shipment of citrus products was moved almost fifty miles away to theBig Creek Port. The shipment of oilfrom the Spanish Lookout fields inthe Cayo District have been going theextra forty plus miles to the port inBig Creek although the port inDangriga T own is much closer and therefore reducing transportationcosts. The people of Dangriga T own, the Stann Creek District and the entiresouthern region of Belize, have beenappealing to the current Governmentto take back all public facilitiesincluding the ports and the airport. The litany of lawsuits brought againstthe UDP Government by Britishbillionaire Michael Ashcr oft has resulted in Prime Minister DeanBarrow carefully choosing his battles. Why did the previous PUPGovernment of Said Musa and Ralph Fonseca hand over the control and management of the portsand the airport to a private entity stillpuzzles me? These facilities should beunder government control becausethey are vital for our national security There has been a significant increasein the amount of arms and ammuni-tion that has been entering our country since the government gavecontrol of these facilities to privatecompanies. This has resulted in poorBlack youths killing each other inBelize City which has the largestpopulation concentration. It was reported recently in anarticle published by the Amandala dated August 15th, 2013 that Michael Ashcroft intends to instruct hisLawyers to seek an injunction againstthe Government of Belize to stop thetakeover I now call on all my people in Dangriga Stann Creek District andthe entire southern region to rally withthe Government of Belize to stopMichael Ashcroft from taking back our port. Over the past eleven years ourpeople have been denied the right touse this port for fishing, for work andto provide for the basics for ourfamilies. W e have historically used this port to fish and to work to feedour families and we are accustom tothis lifestyle let us not allow thisBritish Billionaire to further deny usthis way of life any longer Unemployment in Dangriga andStann Creek District has skyrocketed Please T ur n T o P ag e 6

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 25, 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 BRC Books Exercise Book 1 Subject Notebooks Dictionaries & Other S tationeries Calculators & Much, Much More Computer Speakers Our Friendly & Knowledgeable S taf f Ar e Always Ready T o Help since the port was handed over toLuke Espat and his company If there was ever a time in our liveswhen we can demonstrate that we areall men and women who are madeof steel, this is the time. W e cannot afford to sit down and allow MichaelAshcroft, Luke Espat or anybody elseto come into our town and take awayour port from us because our port isnecessary and vital for our survival andfuture. This is not about being PUP orUDP This is about our people’ s right to be respected and be grantedjustice in our town. If we allow themto get away with this, they willcontinue to come into our T own and District and disrespect us. I have lived in Orange walk andvisited Corozal on several occasions.I can guarantee you that, neitherMichael Ashcroft or Luke Espat will ever attempt to do this to the peopleof northern Belize because theresponse would be swift andexplosive. I now call on all the people ofDangriga T own, S tann Creek District ‘I’ll Send You to Belize’: Stars of ‘Breaking Bad’ Offered Free Vacations By: Dave Itzkoff Nothing on “Breaking Bad” is quite what it seems: a mild-manneredchemistry teacher is a powerful druglord; a run-of-the-mill car wash isa sophisticated money-launderingoperation. And a darkly comic proposal of mortal violence has led,at least, to offers of a relaxingtropical vacation for the creators andstars of this AMC drama. On Thursday the Belize T ourism Board said that it would offer freevacations to V ince Gilligan, the “Breaking Bad” creator and show runner and eight of its stars, including Br yan Cranston and Aar on Paul following an offhand and not entirely flattering reference to thatCentral American nation on Sunday’ s broadcast of the show In that episode, Saul Goodman the unsavory lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk asks the meth-cooking kingpin W alter White (Mr Cranston) if he has consideredsending the nosy D.E.A. agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) “on a trip to Belize.” Goodman gingerly reminds White of a former colleaguealready said to have relocated there– White in fact murdered this person– and an incensed White replies, “I’ll send you to Belize.” The scene was widely noted onsocial media, with many commenters T he T aking Over Of Commer ce Bight Pier By The Dean Barr ow Government Is The Return Of Justice T o The People Of Dangriga T own And The South 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 Continued From Page 5 and the entire southern region of Belizeto rally behind your government andstand up for that which is rightfullyours. Cast Of AMC Drama “Br eaking Bad” wondering if “Breaking Bad” had just turned off audience members whomight have been contemplating a(legitimate) trip to Belize. “Some people may have perceived that to be somewhat ofa crisis,” Alyssa Carnegie the director of marketing and industryrelations for the Belize T ourism Board, said in a telephone interview “but we really thought of it as anopportunity .” Following Sunday’ s episode, the Belize T ourism Board used its T witter account to post humorous invitations to the “Breaking Bad” actors and characters, asking them tocheck out the country Now it has extended of fers to Mr Gilligan and his cast for each of themto enjoy a four -day three-night stay in Belize, including airfare, hotel,meals and other activities. “Many of us are big fans of the show and can’ t wait to see what happens over the last sixepisodes,” the tourism board wrote in its invitation. “While we hope that some of our favorite charactersdon’ t get ‘sent on a trip to Belize’ in the show we do hope you will take us up on the following offer– we’d like to send all of you onan ACTUAL trip to our country af ter the season is over .” Speaking from Belize City Ms. Carnegie said that her country drewabout 1 million tourists annually often competing with Mexico andCosta Rica for potential vacationers.(Belize, however does not follow W alter White’ s cutthroat strategies for dealing with rivals.) “ W e’re a small tourism destination and our competitors are prettylarge,” Ms. Carnegie said. “They have huge tourism dollars, so our chal-lenge with that is really trying to makesure that we move a lot with very little.W e saw this as a great opportunity to spin the story and introduce a newaudience to Belize as a potential va-cation destination.” In addition to Mr Gilligan, Mr Cranston, Mr Paul, Mr Norris and Mr Odenkirk, the other “Breaking Bad” stars offered the vacations areAnna Gunn Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte and Jonathan Banks whose character was sent on the metaphori-cal “trip to Belize” last year

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 T oday you may be confronted with one of the harsher aspects of yourpersonality Aries. It can be a bit of a shock when such a thing happens. Itmay be that your temper flares or youwrestle with feelings of jealousy Y ou are normally on top of youremotions, and losing control in anyway is upsetting. Don't fret. Y ou're human like everyone else. Learn whatyou can from the experience andmove on. Lucky numbers: 41, 63, 96. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 T oday you won't feel quite like your usual upbeat self, T aurus. There's nothing to be concerned about. It'sjust that you have a lot to do and can'thelp but be focused on it. Y ou certainly are conscientious! See if youcan't get out for some fun after you'vefinished your tasks. Y ou've earned a break. Lucky numbers: 07, 36, 80. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Y ou are feeling altruistic today Gemini. Y ou're eager to do what you can for others. Y ou can now put into action all those lofty visions of volun-teering for a worthy cause. It's timeto do some real work. Y ou'll be astonished at how great it feels to makea direct contribution. Spending timechopping vegetables in a soup kitchenis much more satisfying than mailing acheck. Lucky numbers: 16, 32, 69. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 Children are highlighted today Cancer either yours or someone else's. Y ou could be in one of the healing professions. If you are anurse or doctor you may have the opportunity to make a big differencein the life of one of your patients. Ifyou're a parent, see if you can spend Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers extra time with your children. Y ou will all benefit from some quality timetogether Lucky numbers: 13, 46, 90. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Y ou have a generous spirit, Leo. And today you're feeling particularlyaltruistic. Finally you have a chance to help your fellow man in a very real,direct way For get about big goals and lofty visions. Don't try to set out toeradicate world hunger Y ou can go down to a local shelter and help cooka meal for a few dozen people. Thepersonal contact will do you good.Lucky numbers: 27, 49, 71. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 This may be an intense day V ir go, especially if you follow your instincts and say what needs to be saidto loved ones. There may be someunresolved issues at home. Do youand your siblings need to addressthem? If so, today is the day Y ou can expect some emotional reactions.This will be draining at first butultimately therapeutic. Lucky numbers: 03, 14, 91. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 This is just the kind of day you like,intense and supercharged, just likeyou! It seems there is a deadline com-ing up. Y ou'll have a lot to do and not a lot of time in which to do it. This iswhen you're at your most productive.Just remember to drink plenty of wa-ter and eat. Even superheroes needfuel in order to accomplish their he-roics. Lucky numbers: 10, 54, 87. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Y ou are an or ganized, disciplined person, Scorpio. No one who knowsyou would disagree. But there aretimes when you need to loosen up abit, and this is just such a time. Forgetabout work, chores, and all your dailyobligations. Y ou've been working too hard lately Live a little. T ake a holiday Don't think of this as being irresponsible. Think of it as beinghuman! Lucky numbers: 18, 40, 73. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Sagittarius, today you may have tomake some important decisions.Y ou're demanding of your friends and loved ones. Have you ever thoughtabout why? It's possible that youdemand more of them than you do ofyourself, and that doesn't seemfair does it? T oday insight and inspiration will show you how you canrectify this. Lower your standardsfor others or raise your standards for yourself. Level the playing field. Lucky numbers: 29, 61, 82. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Y ou may be thinking about everything you need to do to improve yourwork situation. Y ou've made your demands clear but no one seems to be paying attention. Maybe you haveapproached the wrong people.This could be just the excuse you havealways needed to become yourown boss. Y ou have creativity and sound business ideas, Capricorn.Why not see if you can combine thetwo? Lucky numbers: 22, 35, 78. AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 Y ou are sensitive, Aquarius, and impressionable. Y ou may not appreciate the intense atmosphere building,but it may be just what you need toget motivated. Y es, you're about to face a lot of pressure, but you canhandle it. No more planning, no more 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 delays, no more staring off into space.Buckle down and get your workdone. Y ou can fantasize during your free time. Lucky numbers: 26, 70, 92. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 It is one thing to stick to your guns,another altogether to do so withoutconsidering the views of others.People may resent this stubbornness,Pisces. T oday you are encouraged to take a good look at yourself.Practice listening rather than speak-ing and you may be amazed atwhat you learn. Other people haveopinions, too. 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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 25, 2013 The Race 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 There was a man named Jamal thatlived in a small town with only onetraffic light. Jamal had saved up hismoney and bought a motorcycle. Oneday Jamal was at the light waiting forit to turn green when a shiny newCorvette convertible pulled up nextto him. Jamal had never seen anything likethis in his life. The Corvette had itstop down so Jamal leans over the sideof the car and starts checking out theinterior This annoys the driver of the vette so when the light turns green hesteps on the gas, laying downrubber as he leaves the intersection.He gets up to 60mph when suddenlyCletus flies by him on his motorcycle. The driver of the vette says tohimself "This clown wants to race" Shifting into 4th gear he steps on the gas again. He leaves Jamal inhis dust as he gets up to 100mph. Thenout of nowhere he sees Jamal comingup fast in his rear view mirror He can't believe it as Jamal flies by himagain on his motorcycle. The driverof the vette shifts into 6th gear andfloors it. He passes Jamal and getsup to 150mph! Once again, Jamalpasses him like he's standing still.Shocked, the driver of the vette pullsover to the side of the road. He hearsgravel flying and brakes squalling asJamal pulls up next to him. The driver of the vette congratulatesJamal on winning the race and askshim what kind of an engine he has inhis motorcycle. Puzzled Jamal replied"Race? I was just trying to get mysuspenders off of your side-viewmirr or ." The Magician A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The audiencewould be different each week, so themagician allowed himself to do thesame tricks over and over again. There was only one problem: Thecaptain's parrot saw the shows everyweek and began to understand whatthe magician did in every trick. Oncehe understood that, he startedshouting in the middle of the show "Look, it's not the same hat!" "Look, he's hiding the flowersunder the table!" "Hey why ar e all the cards the Ace of Spades?" The magician was furious butcouldn't do anything, it was thecaptain's parrot after all. One day the ship had an accidentand sank. The magician found him-self on a piece of wood, in the middleof the ocean, and of course theparrot wasby his side. They stared at each other with hate,but did not utter a word. This wenton for several days. After a week the parrot finally said, "Okay I give up. What'd you do with the boat?" The Donkey One day a boy saw a farmer selling adonkey for $100.00. The boy told thefarmer he would pay the money if thefarmer could deliver it to his house. The farmer agreed to deliver thedonkey the next day but when hearrived at the boy's house there wasno donkey He told the boy that the donkey died during the night.Saddened, the boy asked for hismoney back. "I'm afraid I have already spent the money ." the farmer said. W ell, then just give me the donkey ." said the boy "What are you going to do with a dead donkey? asked the farmer The boy told the farmer he wouldthink of something, so the farmerdelivered the donkey the next day The next month the farmer saw theboy and asked him what he ever didwith the donkey "I made $895.00 off of that thing." the boy said. How could you make that much money off of a deaddonkey?" the farmer wanted to know The boy said, "I didn't tell anyone he was dead at first. I just putup signs around town that said Iwas going to raffle off a beautifuldonkey for raffle tickets that cost$5.00 and I sold 200 tickets." "W ait a minute", said the farmer "you said you made $895.00 but if you sold 200tickets at $5.00 each that's$1,000.00. Af ter you subtract the $100.00 you paid me you shouldhave made $900.00". "Y ou'r e right" said the boy But when the winner found out the don-key was dead he was a little upsetso I gave him his money back."(That boy grew up and became theCEO of Enron.) Pregnancy Exam A man and his wife were making their first doctor visit prior to the birthof their first child. After everything checked out, the doctor took asmall stamp and stamped the wife'sstomach with indelible ink. The couple was curious about whatthe stamp was for so when they got home, he dug out his magnifying glass to try to see what it was. In very tinyletters, the stamp said, When you can read this without a a magnify-ing glass, come back and see me." STAR Newspaper Strike One A n eighbor was watching a little boy playing with a ball and bat in hisbackyard. "I'm the greatest hitter in the world" the boy exclaimed as he threw the ball into the air He swung with all his might but missedthe ball and fell down himself."S trike One" he says as he gets up. He throws it up again and swings. Again the ball falls to the ground witha thud. "S trike T wo" he yells still undeterred. "I'm the greatest" he says as he swings once again hittingonly air as the ball falls to the ground.This time he dances around the back-yard as he yells "S trike Thr ee.... I'm the greatest pitcher in theworld!" The Good Samaritan A man is in bed with his wife when there is a rat-a-tat-tat on the door He rolls over and looks at his clock, andit's half past three in the morning. "I'm not getting out of bed at this time of night," he thinks, and rolls over Then, a louder knock follows. "Aren't you going to answer that?" says his wife. So he drags himself out of bed andgoes downstairs. He opens the doorand there is man standing at the door It didn't take the homeowner long torealize the man was drunk. "Hi ther e," slurs the stranger "Can you give me a push?" "No, get lost. It's half past three. I was in bed," says the man and slams the door He goes back up to bed and tells his wife what happenedShe says, "Dave, that wasn't very nice of you. Remember that nightwe broke down in the pouring rain on the way to pick the kidsup from the baby sitter and youhad to knock on that man's houseto get us started again? Whatwould have happened ifhe'd told us to get lost?" "But the guy was drunk," says the husband. "It doesn't matter ," says the wife. "He needs our help and it wouldbe the Christian thing to helphim." So the husband gets out of bed again, gets dressed, and goes down-stairs. He opens the door and not being able to see the strangeranywhere shouts, Hey do you still want a push??" He hears a voice cry out, "Y eah please." So, still being unable to see thestranger he shouts, "Where are you?" And the stranger replies, "I'm over here, on your swing." The Guestimate A convenience store needed to replace the fence on the back of theproperty so the owner called threecontractors in to bid on it. When theyarrived he noticed each vehicle wasfrom a different state. He didn't thinkanything of it and took them aroundback to make a bid. First to step up was the MelchorContractor He took out his tape measure and pencil, did somemeasuring and said, 'W ell I figure the job will run about $900. $400for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me.'' Next was the Belize City contractor He also took out his tape measure and pencil, did some quickfiguring and said, ''Looks like I can do this job for $700. $300 formaterials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me.'' W ithout so much as moving, the San Ignacio contractor said,''$2,700.'' The guard, incredulous, looked at him and said, '' Y ou didn't even measure like the other guys!How did you come up with such ahigh figure?'' ''Easy ,'' he said. ''$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire theguy fr om Melchor .''

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 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 Belize Moto-X Association (BMA) was founded by riders themselves,who now mostly dedicate themselvesto organizing, supporting andexpanding the sport. BMA targetsthe young and adventurous Belizeansand neighboring border towns.Participating riders come fromBelize, and foreign riders fromGuatemala, Mexico, and hopefullysoon other neighboring countries.The Motocross sport is still new andgrowing, even though we have had 2years of successful racing seasons.Our goal is to have races throughoutthe country to continue competing internationally and most of all to havea new extreme sport to entertain allfans. Belize, come on out andsupport! BMA has riders coming from allacross Belize and our neighboringcountries which include Guatemalaand Mexico. Races are dividedinto three different categories. Thecategories are determined by theengine size of the dirt-bike. Thecategories are as follow MX3 which are 150cc or less, MX2 which are250cc or less and the MX1 whichhave 450cc or less. The Makitamotocross championship consist of 7race days, each day has 2 heats(races) for every category The races Belize MotoBelize MotoBelize MotoBelize MotoBelize MotoX As X As X As X As X As socia socia socia socia socia tion (BM tion (BM tion (BM tion (BM tion (BM A) A) A) A) A) are 20 minutes plus one lap in eachheat. The 1st place rider will then berewarded points 25 points 2nd place22 points 3rd 20 points 4th 18 pointsand etc.These points accumulate during the season and willdetermine the championship. W e currently have 4 Motocross race tracks across the country Santa Elena, Cayo, Blue Creek, OW San Narsisco, CZ, and in Belmopanwhere the Season Finales are plannedto be help on Agri. show 2014. We are also working on construction atrack in Spanish Lookout to holdone race this season. Our first racewas held Santa Elena at thePeter August stadium on Aug 18, 2013 and our next race to be in BlueCreek in September and the rest willbe spread out between Septemberand May at the Agri. show The BMA is funded by sponsorsand gate entry fees. W e have a great group of sponsors for this season.Makita/Universal Hardware thedistributor for Makita products,Southwest Construction, Maranco,T ropic Air Banman Earth Moving, Motor Solutions/Mahindraand Infinite W ireless. W e hope to bring a great season of racing tothe Belizean people.

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, August 25, 2013 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 T he Of fice of the Prime Minister T akes a Position on the Pr oposed Restructuring of the Public Accounts Committee Belmopan. August 21, 2013 : The Office of the Prime Minister(OPM) announces that the Cabinetof Belize has carefully noted thepositions taken by the Belize Cham-ber of Commerce and Industry(BCCI) and by the National T rade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB)on the Public Accounts Committee (P AC) of the House of Representatives. Cabinet considered the call ofboth bodies for the P AC to be converted into a Special Joint SelectCommittee of the House and Senate,and for that new Select Committeeto comprise a membership that wouldinclude all three social partnerSenators. Cabinet remains convinced,however that such a proposal is fundamentally inconsistent with thespirit and letter of the StandingOrders of the House. And the radical and serial amendments of the Stand-ing Orders that would be required forthe transformation of the current P AC into the creature envisaged by theBCCI and NTUCB, would render theproceedings of the new Committeeboth expensive and impractical. Forall three social partners, the Opposi-tion, and the Government to be on theproposed new body; and for the fun-damental Standing Orders principle ofDemocracy which requires the Government to be the majority on allStanding Committees, to bemaintained, would result in an un-wieldy and top heavy Committee andgreatly ratchet up the costs associatedwith Committee hearings. Cabinetcannot, therefore, agree with such aproposal. Further Cabinet considers that the present Public Accounts Committee of the House provides a perfectlyworkable and efficient formula forconducting the business assigned tothe Committee. Cabinet insists thatit is only the game playing andgrandstanding of the Hon JuliusEspat as Chairman, which hasfrustrated the Committee andprevented it from functioning. ButCabinet points out that the StandingOrders provide for any two membersto requisition and convene a meetingof the P AC if the Chairman fails to do so. Accordingly the Government side of the Committee will insist now thatthe Chairman calls an urgent meetingof the P AC to agree to a schedule for consideration of all the outstand-ing Auditor General reports. Such a schedule should see the work dividedinto two: examination of pre-2008reports; and examination ofpost-2008 reports. In any given weekwhen the Committee meets, it shoulddo so on two days of that particularweek. The first day should begiven over to the first set of reports,and the second day to the secondset of reports. If the Hon. Espatas Chairman refuses to get thingsmoving in this fashion, the Governmentwill use the provision of the StandingOrders to have its members conveneand conduct the meetings so that thework of the Committee can get done.The hearings will, in any case, be heldin public. Finally the OPM points out that it was the Constitutional Amendments that were passed by the UDP in2008 that enshrined into our highestLaw the mechanism that obliged the Minister of Finance to lay theAnnual Reports of the Auditor General before the House; thatprovided for the Auditor General to ensure laying in any case wherethe Minister failed to do so; and thatprovided for the punishment of theAuditor General for violation of theobligation to produce the Annual Reports. It was all these amendmentsthat prevented the recurrence of thepre-2008 situation where the PUPGovernment had failed to lay orotherwise ventilate Auditor General Reports for nine years up to 2007. These UDP ConstitutionalAmendments were only part ofa much wider set of reforms promul-gated by the UDP to ensure accountability These included passage of the Financial T ransparency Regulations; legislating that the Finance and StoresOrders of the Public Service wouldhave the force of law; amending theFinance and Audit Act to provide for the prosecution and punishment ofMinisters and Public Officers thatviolated the law; and amending theFreedom of Information Act so as to outlaw any provision for secrecy inGovernment contracts. Given these and other legislativeadvances it is hard to see, the OPMconcludes, how the NTUCB-forinstance-can claim that the currentAdministration has not moved far andfast enough in the direction ofopenness and accountability PUBLIC ADVISOR Y The general public is hereby informedthat on Thursday August 29, 2013 through to Friday August 30, 2013 the following Departments: Labour Local Government and Rural Devel-opment will be moving from # 6/8T rinity Boulevard, Belmopan. The Departments will be relocating to#1902 Constitution Drive Belmopan(Former Papi’ s Building). An Of ficer will be on standby at # 6/8 T rinity Blvd. to answer telephone calls and receive mails until moving is completed on Friday August 30th, 2013. T elephone numbers for the different Departments are as follows: Labour 802-2263/2297 Local Government 822-3990 Rural Development 822-0073 W e apologize for the interruption of business and any inconveniences thatmaybe caused. Normal working hoursand service to the public will resumeon Monday September 2nd 2013 at our new address at #1902Constitution Drive Belmopan. “ 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 Email us your Ads, Pr ess Releases, Letter T o The Editor & Humor 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. 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Sunday, August 25, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 YY YY Y our our our our our CayoCentral Area CayoCentral Area CayoCentral Area CayoCentral Area CayoCentral Area Representative Representative Representative Representative Representative & Minister Of & Minister Of & Minister Of & Minister Of & Minister Of W W W W W or or or or or ks & ks & ks & ks & ks & Transport Transport Transport Transport Transport Upgraded The Georgeville Communit y Center Complete Interior and Exterior Painting, Installed W ash Hand Basin For The Feeding Program, New Restroom, Upgraded Security Bars, W orks Done By The Ministr y of W orks Repainted The Georgeville Bus S top Pledge Full Suppor t T o The Georgeville S tudent Feeding Program T he Republic of China (Taiwan) Donates $651,725 USD to GOB Tilapia Project Belmopan. August 20, 2013: T oday the Republic of China (T aiwan) donated $651,725 USD to the Ministry of Agriculture for the GOB -ROC (T aiwan) Aquaculture Project. The cheque was presented byROC (T aiwan) Ambassador His Excellency David W u to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister ofNatural Resources and Agriculture Hon. Gaspar V ega. This was the second donation given towardthe tilapia project, which is to befive-year long project that willcost approximately $5 millionBZ. T oday’ s donation will be used for the construction of a hatcherycenter for tilapia farming at CentralFarm. The project is to providemale tilapia fingerlings to small-scale farmers around the country Thus far over 60 farmers have benefitted from the project and thelong-term goal is to assist around 200farmers. Deputy Prime MinisterV ega, speaking on behalf of the Government of Belize and tilapiafarmers, expressed his gratitude Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resour ces and Agricultur e Hon. Gaspar V ega, Ambassador His Excellency David Wu for the donation as it will enhancethe tilapia hatchery and tilapia farming in Belize. His ExcellencyAmbassador W u stated that the hope for the centre is to produceone million fingerlings to besupplied to farmers of Belize andproduce more of the fish in the future.

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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 Maya Mountain Lodge is seeking the services of a T ourism Marketing Pr ofessional Minimum qualification: Associate Degree or 3 years experience in T ourism Marketing. Interested persons can call: 824-2164 or email jungle@mayamountain.com to arrange an interview Medical Delegation fr om Republic of China, T aiwan V isits Belize Belmopan, T uesday August 20, 2013: A 7-member medical delegation from the Republic of China, T aiwan visited Belize as part of a HealthProject Identification Mission for nine(9) days from August 10th to 19th. The delegation was headed byPresident Chu Shuhsun from the Humanitarian Assistance Department of the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF). The primary purpose of themission was to get a better under-standing of Belize’ s public health system and programs and to identifyareas in which specialists could helpto enhance the health care services inBelize. During their visit, the delegatesheld discussions with officials fromthe Ministry of Health and visitedhospitals and clinics around the country They were especially impressed by the mother andbabyfriendly breast feeding initiativesof the Ministry of Health and by theBelize Health Information System. The MOH and the delegates fromT aiwan confirmed that possible areas of future collaboration includetreatment of chronic conditions suchas heart disease and kidney disease— also emergency trauma cases following road incidents or violentcrimes. The Minister of Health, the Hon.Pablo Marin thanked His Excellency and Ambassador of T aiwan to Belize David Wu for facilitating the visit which demonstrates the continuedexcellent partnership in healthbetween Belize and the Republic ofChina, T aiwan. Mexico City Bodies May Be Missing Y ouths MEXICO CITY Thursday August 22, 2013: The authorities in Mexico say anumber of bodies found on a rancheast of Mexico City may be those of12 youths abducted in May So far they have recovered sevenbodies, but some reports say theremay be up to 13. The police said a suspect led themto two graves in a forested area nearan eco-tourism park. They said they were carrying outDNA tests to establish the identity ofthe bodies. W e won't have any result s before two days at least. Thebodies are badly decomposed,"said prosecutor Rodolfo Rios The 12 young people disappeared in May after visiting the Heavenbar in the popular Zona Rosaentertainment district of Mexico City Surveillance footage shows some of All of the missing ar e fr om the T epito neighbour hood the missing being led to cars outsidethe bar two at a time. There is no obvious sign of forceand the men who take them away are not masked and do not seem to becarrying weapons. A friend of the missing said at the time that the motive was warfarebetween two rival drug-dealinggangs. He said the abduction was linkedto rivalry between the Union andT epis gangs, engaged in drug-dealing in the T epito neighbourhood of Mexico City All of the missing are from T epito, with three of them related to jailedcrime bosses from the area. An estimated 70,000 people have died in drug-related violence inMexico over the past six years, muchof it committed by powerful drugcartels. The violence has mainly beenconcentrated in the northern statesbordering the United States and in thewest, with the capital largely spared. STAR Newspaper How To Be A Good Listener 1 1 S teps T o Improve Y our Listening Skills. Some people are very good atspeaking, telling their stories andbeing able to inspire others. Being agood listener is often more importantthan speaking. It gives a deeper levelof understanding about someone’ s situation, and helps to know whatwords are best to use and what wordsshould be avoided. Should we con-sider the meaning behind people’ s words? Should we look beyond the vowels and the consonants to under-stand their body language and toneof voice to get clarity on their thoughts,feelings and beliefs. Here’ s 1 1 steps to improve your listening skills.1. A good listener is attentive. They make good eye contact, don’tinterrupt what the other person issaying and show an interest in what isbeing communicated. There’ s always something incredible you can hear inanyone’ s story 2. A good listener does not look over the shoulder of the person that’ s speaking, waiting for someone moreinteresting to come along.3. A good listener does not check their phone or tablet in the middle of aconversation, when someone issharing with them.4. A good listener is not waiting for their chance to get a word in, treatingthe ‘period of listening’ as a pause intheir ‘monologue.’ Being so focusedon trying to get ones view over isinsensitive and misses the real valuein the conversation. T o Be Continued In N e xt W eek’ s Edition

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 window In this latest incident, San Ignaciopolice were summoned to the LomaLuz Hospital. Upon arrival at 8:40 pmon Monday August 19, they were directed to the emergency roomwhere they met Matthew Ifield under-going treatment for a gunshot woundto the upper portion of the right leg.In a preliminary statement from thehospital bed, Ifield told the police thatabout fifteen minutes earlier he was targets.Ministries and depart-ments have been advised that theMinistry of Finance will notaccept any requests forsupplementaries where commen-surate savings from their overallbudget cannot be found. Overall the proposed revenue and expenditure policy measureswill result in total savingsestimated to be $435.9 millionover the adjustment period.” MP Sinckler further informed that“Government has decided that inan effort to assist it in meeting theexploding costs of universityeducation it has now becomenecessary to ask students attend-ing and desirous of attending theUniversity of the W est Indies to contribute to their education in amore direct manner Therefore, effective 2014 Barbadian citizens pursuingstudies at campuses of the UWIwill be required to pay tuition feesfrom academic year 2014/2015,while the government willcontinue to fund economic costs.According to the most recent scaleof fees, tuition fees for students in Beliz e Suc cess full y N a vigating Thr oug h Tr ouble d W at ers the Faculties of Humanities andEducation, Social Sciences andScience & T echnology tuition fees are $5,625 for a full time student(half for part-time and economiccost is $28,125. For the Facultyof Law tuition fees are $8,808 andeconomic cost $44,040, while forthe Faculty of Medical Sciences -Clinical tuition fees are $16,618and economic cost $83,090, andfor Medical Sciences Pre-Clini-cal tuition fees are $65,000. TheGovernment of Barbados willcontinue to pay the economic costs. This policy will reduce thetransfer to UWI by an estimated$42m a year “There comes a time in the life of any nation” said MP Sinckler “when all who inhabit it mustpause and reflect on those thingsthat sustain their existence andthat of the place they call home.The times in which we live todayare far more challenging. The costof our existence is that muchhigher and the chance of failurethat much greater W e truly are and will be what think we are. If we wallow in defeatism we havealready lost; if we speak failureeach time our mouths open we willnever succeed; and surely if werefuse to act in the best way weknow how to save ourselves thendie we will. It will not be easynor will it be painless, but it willbe worth every effort in theend. For the pain we bare now will be the gain we secure in thefuture. Let us rally around ourcountryand rebuke those thatonly see negative and only speak gloom. Let us replaceintellectual arrogance andknow-it-all attitudes with a spiritof openness to new ideas and newpath ways. Let us choose togeth-erness over division, hard workover lethargy success over failure.” Matthew Ifield Injured In Second Attempt From Front Page riding his bicycle on his way homefrom a nearby restaurant when he wasshot by a male Hispanic person whoemerged in the darkness from behindan abandoned house on the oppositeside of the Geor ge Price Highway He told the police that the man, dressedin a black shirt and wearing a cap,fired a first shot at him which missed.Ifield said that he began peddlingfaster while hearing many other shotsone of which caught him in the rightleg. Notwithstanding the injury he continued riding home and uponreaching home he fell off the bicycleand was assisted by his twin brotherwho rushed him to the Loma LuzHospital. Police visited the scene where theyrecovered 13 expended shells andone live 9mm bullet. Ifield was latertransferred to the W estern Regional Hospital in Belmopan for furthermedical attention. An arrest is yet to be made as the investigation continues. Gunman’ s Location Location Where Ifield W as Shot Bullet Hole In The Bicycle That Saved Ifield’ s Life 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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