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Sunday, May 11, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 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. 396 Sunday, May 11, 2014 Price $1.00 Please T ur n T o P ag e 2 Please T ur n T o P ag e 2 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,W ednesday April 30, 2014: The almost 19 month “weird” burglary case against a 46 year oldBelizean Electrician from BulletT ree Falls V illage, Cayo ended on April 29 in a conviction and a 5year jail sentence. The “weird” case against the convicted bur glar Darrington Williams also known as Junior W illiams began on October 23, 2012 when a 28 year old man,cohabitating with his mother inBullet T ree Falls, made the initial report to San Ignaciopolice. The man told the police thatduring the nighttime hours ofOctober 22, 2012, he and hismother left the restaurant they The Weird Case Against Darrington Williams operate in Bullet T ree Falls. The man headed home while themother told him that she wasgoing to San Ignacio T own. When the son arrived at home he noticed that the lights insidethe house were on. He concludedthat his mother might havechanged her mind and had insteadgone home. He went around thehouse to a back door and calledfor his mother Opening the back door was Junior W illiams instead of his mother When asked what he was doing inside the house,W illiams, who was once the mother ’ s live-in partner told the son that he came for his clothes.The son told the court thatW illiams, with whom he had worked for four months, took aseat on the sofa and told him thatit was raining and that he hadnowhere to go. The son went tohis bedroom, locked the door andwent to sleep. At around 5:00 am the followingday the son woke up to movementinside the house, this was whenhe saw W illiams leaving the house through the back door The son went to his mother ’ s room and noticed that some of herperfumes and other small itemswere missing. He went back tobed and got up at around 7:30 amafter which he went to check theback door this was when he noticed that it was pried open.The son later went to therestaurant where he met hismother and relayed the incidentto her The mother then called the police. W illiams was later arrested and formally charged forbur glary He plead not guilty to Darrington Williams SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Thursday May 8, 2014: A man from Esperanza V illage, Cayo was today found guilty ondrug charges and ordered to paya ten thousand dollar fine. Acting upon information received on February 22, 2012,over 26 months ago, a team ofSpecial Branch officers visitedthe Esperanza V illage residence of Jermy Audinett 21 at the time, unemployed Belizean,where a search resulted in thediscovery of 477 grams ofmarijuana. The first 8 grams of weed wasfound in the pocket of a white Dickies pants on a red sofa insidethe house. A further search led to the discovery of an additional 433 Jermy Audinett FoundGuilty On Drug Charges grams of the drug in a blackplastic bag under the same chairplus an additional 36 grams ofweed found in a knapsack alsoinside the house. Audinette and the three parcels Jermy Audinett

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Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 11, 2014 Continued From Front Page CELL: 610-3503 or 627-9966 TEL: 824-4971 SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE Mothers’ Day Deals: Digicell & Smart phones. Kitchen Appliances. Cosmetics. Furnitur e (wardrobes, kitchen cabinets, bed & matress, chest of drawers, entert ainment center ) LCD TV’S. W indow & Split AC Units. W ashing Machines. S toves. Refrigerators. S toves. Bicycles. Motor cycles. Etc... Enjoy your Mothers’ Day W ith Gr eat Deals Only At Shopper ’S Choice. Follow us on Facebook Receive A FREE Gift For Every $500 Or Mor e Y ou Spend With Us. the charge and was released onbail. After several adjournments, during the almost 19 monthperiod, the matter finally came upfor hearing on April 29, 2014. In accordance with courtprocedures, after listening to the evidence presented by theprosecution, W illiams was told that he can either address thecourt from the witness stand orfrom the dock or that hecan remain silent, he chose toremain silent and thus ended thehearing. After reviewing the evidence, Magistrate Narda The Weird Case Against Darrington Williams Morgan returned a guilty verdict and proceeded to sentence W illiams to five years imprisonment. Police sources say thatW illiams was once char ged for aggravated burglary andkidnapping in an incidentinvolving this same family as thecomplainants. After being remanded to prison on thosecharges he was subsequentlyreleased on bail during which hewas arrested on the burglarycharge. The aggravated burglaryand kidnapping charges weresubsequently dismissed for wantof prosecution when a case filecould not be presented in court. of weed were transported to thepolice station in San Ignaciowhere he was later arrested andcharged with two counts ofpossession of a controlled drugand one count of drug trafficking.The accused initially pled notguilty to all three charges and wasreleased on bail. The trial ended on Thursday May 8, 2014 when the accusedwas found guilty on all charges.He was ordered to pay a fine of We wish Mothers Everywhere We wish Mothers Everywhere We wish Mothers Everywhere We wish Mothers Everywhere We wish Mothers Everywhere A Hap A Hap A Hap A Hap A Hap pp pp p y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! Continued From Front Page Jermy Audinett FoundGuilty On Drug Charges ten thousand dollars, threethousand of which was to be paidforthwith and the remainingseven thousand dollars byJanuary 30, 2015. In default ofpayment, the accused wouldspend three years in jail. He wasunable to come up with theinitial three thousand dollars andwas transported to the CentralPrison in Hattieville until hecould either pay the firstinstallment or serve the threeyear jail sentence. Monday: Draft Beer $3.00 T uesday: Local Rum $3.00 W ednesday: Panty Ripper $3.95 Mondays to Fridays: Regular Margaritas: $6.95 S traberr y Margaritas: $7.95 Blue Margaritas: $8.95 24 Cr enshaw S t. San Ignacio Mexican and Belizean Menu The Home Of MARGARITAS SPECIALS V isit us for br eakfast on Sundays!!! Monday thru Friday Hap Hap Hap Hap Hap pp pp p y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! We AMS T o Please 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 Hap Hap Hap Hap Hap pp pp p y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! FOR RENT A two bedroom air conditioned house in the Cahal Pech area of San Ignacio behind the Saddleback Restaurant. The house comes equipped with water heater washing machine, stove, refrigerator living and dining sets, a TV and a bed. SERIOUS inquiries only 624-1 100. ALSO FOR RENT The building formerly the Saddleback Restaurant. Ideal for restaurant, bar Doctor's of fice, of fice space, Call Center etc. SERIOUS inquiries only 624-1 100. A TTENTION

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Sunday, May 11, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Thursday May 8, 2014: A 20 year old American man today pled guilty for thepossession of 85.5 grams ofweed and was ordered toforthwith pay a ten thousanddollar fine. A team of alert policemen on mobile patrol in Santa ElenaT own, at around 1 1:00 am, made a stop at a yard, notoriousfor marijuana activities, inthe T rapiche Area. The team’ s attention was drawn to a Caucasian male person actingin a suspicious manner He was pulled aside for a bodysearch which led to discoveryof a parcel of marijuanaconcealed in the waist band ofthe brief he was wearing. American Man Plea Guilty For Drug Possession The man, identified asJef fr ey James Suisher 20, who is in Belize on a touristvisa and residing inCristo Rey V illage, was transported to thepolice station inSan Ignacio wherethe weed, weighedin his presence,registered 85.5 gramson the police scale. A quick charge sheet wasprepared and theaccused was rushedto court where hepled guilty to thecharge. He wasordered to forthwithpay a fine of tenthousand dollars indefault three years imprisonment. He was unableto pay the fine and was transported to the Central Prisonin Hattieville. Looking forward Looking forward Looking forward Looking forward Looking forward to hearing to hearing to hearing to hearing to hearing from you! from you! from you! from you! from you! Send your stories, articles, humor and ads to: starnewspaper@gmail.com or call us at: 626-8822 or 804-4900 Jeffrey James Suisher Blue Angels Nightclub Blue Angels Nightclub Blue Angels Nightclub Blue Angels Nightclub Blue Angels Nightclub & Gurminder Singh & Gurminder Singh & Gurminder Singh & Gurminder Singh & Gurminder Singh (Nick Singh) (Nick Singh) (Nick Singh) (Nick Singh) (Nick Singh) Takes this opportunity to Takes this opportunity to Takes this opportunity to Takes this opportunity to Takes this opportunity to Wish All Mothers Wish All Mothers Wish All Mothers Wish All Mothers Wish All Mothers A Blessed, Happy and A Blessed, Happy and A Blessed, Happy and A Blessed, Happy and A Blessed, Happy and Enjoyable Mothers’ Day! Enjoyable Mothers’ Day! Enjoyable Mothers’ Day! Enjoyable Mothers’ Day! Enjoyable Mothers’ Day! “ A mother is not a per son to lean on -but a person to makeleaning unnecessar y.” Dor oth y C Fisher

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 11, 2014 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Friday May 9, 2014: Burns A venue is as old as San Ignacio T own. This historic avenue has never ever undergonethe magnitude of transformationit is currently undergoing. The first phase of thetransformation of Burns A venue was completed in the latter partof last year under the T ourism Municipal Development planresulting in the totaltransformation of the middlesection of Burns A venue. The second phase of theproject is now underway It encompasses the totaltransformation of that section ofthe avenue from Scotia andAtlantic Banks to the Belize Banklinking it up with the first phase. The Belize W ater Services Limited has completed theupgrading of mains and serviceconnections in the areawhile, this week, the Belize T T T T T r r r r r ansf ansf ansf ansf ansf orming Burns A orming Burns A orming Burns A orming Burns A orming Burns A v v v v v enue enue enue enue enue T elecommunications Limited is engaged in likewise upgrading itsunderground assets in the area. Mayor John August and Councilors of the twin towninformed that as soon as theutility companies complete theirworks and give the green light, thecouncil will immediatelytake over and proceed withtransforming of that section ofBurns A venue like it has never been transformed ever before inthe history of the twin town. The council additionallyinforms that the temporaryinconvenience occasioned by thisinfrastructural development isregretted. The end results,informed the council, will be thepride of everyone who call themunicipality their home. Thecouncil thanks the generalpublic and visitors forthe level of patience andunderstanding displayed as theworks continues. The Historic Burns A venue, San Ignacio, Cayo

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Sunday, May 11, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 Phenomenal W oman BY : MA YA ANGELOU Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman, That’s me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm ar ound me, A hive of honey bees. I say It’ s the fir e in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman, That’s me. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can’t touch My inner myster y. When I try to show them, They say they still can’t see. I say It’s in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I’m a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman, That’s me. Now you understand Just why my head’s not bowed. I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing, It ought to make you proud. I say It’ s in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair the palm of my hand, The need for my care. ’Cause I’m a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman, That’ s me. Hon. Rene Montero Minister of Works & Transport Area Representaive for Cayo Central Wishes All Mothers of Cayo Central Wishes All Mothers of Cayo Central Wishes All Mothers of Cayo Central Wishes All Mothers of Cayo Central Wishes All Mothers of Cayo Central A Hap A Hap A Hap A Hap A Hap p p p p p y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!!

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 11, 2014 NOTICE Dear Readers & Contributors: Kindly forward all Ads, Letters, Articles, Comments and Humor to starnewspaper@gmail.com We thank you all We thank you all We thank you all We thank you all We thank you all for your continuous for your continuous for your continuous for your continuous for your continuous support over the support over the support over the support over the support over the years. years. years. years. years. For further information please call 804-4900 or 626-8822 Of fice T el: 804-4900 Cell: 626-8822 starnewspaper@gmail.com “The Newspaper that cares and dares to bring out the truth” Publisher: Nyani K. Azueta-August #42 George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize, CA #6 Hudson S tr eet, San Ignacio T el: 824-2101 Wholesale & Retail W e of fer the best quality and prices on all your home furnishing needs!!! V isit us today and see our wide variety of stoves, beds, chest of drawers, refrigerators, LCD TVs, fans, beach cruiser bicycles, motorcycles, dinning tables and so much more..... Tel: 824-3099Cell: 652-0123 P .O Bo x 621 # 107 G eor g e Pric e Hig hway S ant a El ena, Ca y o Dist rict Be l iz e C.A Wishing All Mothers A Hap Wishing All Mothers A Hap Wishing All Mothers A Hap Wishing All Mothers A Hap Wishing All Mothers A Hap pp pp p y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! TT TT T he Management & Staff takes he Management & Staff takes he Management & Staff takes he Management & Staff takes he Management & Staff takes this op this op this op this op this op portunity to Wish ALL Mothers in Belize, portunity to Wish ALL Mothers in Belize, portunity to Wish ALL Mothers in Belize, portunity to Wish ALL Mothers in Belize, portunity to Wish ALL Mothers in Belize, esp esp esp esp esp ecially thos ecially thos ecially thos ecially thos ecially thos e in the Cayo District e in the Cayo District e in the Cayo District e in the Cayo District e in the Cayo District A Hap A Hap A Hap A Hap A Hap pp pp p y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! y Mothers’ Day! For that very special Mother in your life, For that very special Mother in your life, For that very special Mother in your life, For that very special Mother in your life, For that very special Mother in your life, WW WW W e ha e ha e ha e ha e ha vv vv v e a wide selection of e a wide selection of e a wide selection of e a wide selection of e a wide selection of Gift Sets Gift Sets Gift Sets Gift Sets Gift Sets ,, ,, Perf Perf Perf Perf Perf umes umes umes umes umes .. .. WW WW W atc atc atc atc atc hes and Silv hes and Silv hes and Silv hes and Silv hes and Silv er Je er Je er Je er Je er Je ww ww w elrelr elrelr elr yy yy y .. .. Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop for this Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop for this Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop for this Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop for this Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop for this Mothers’ Day! Mothers’ Day! Mothers’ Day! Mothers’ Day! Mothers’ Day! 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Sunday, May 11, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Thursday May 8, 2014: San Ignacio police is todayissuing a warning to the public ingeneral and to senior citizens inparticular regarding con artists visiting homes within thecommunity In the latest reported incident,Mrs. Suzette Espat of #1 Church S treet, San Ignacio T own reported to the police thatduring the mid morning hours onW ednesday May 7, 2014, she was at home when she wasvisited a man who asked her toloan him an empty galloncontainer to purchase gasolinefor his car that had ran out of fuel. The Good Samaritan reportedlywent to another section of thehouse to get the item requestedby the man. A few minutes later she returned with the empty Beware Of Con Artists RoamingThe Community container only to find that theman was gone. Also gone was her blue Samsung Digicell flip phonevalued at $70.Quick response on the part of SanIgnacio police led, within hours,to the detention of the suspectwho was found in possession ofthe victim’ s telephone. The suspect, identified asAlber t Y oung was arrested and charged for theft. He appeared incourt later that day where he pledguilty to the charge. When askedif he had anything to tell the courtprior to the passing of sentence,Y oung told the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Narda Morgan that he has a drug problem and would like toundergo rehabilitation in jail. Hewas sentence to six monthsimprisonment. A & N’ s CA TERING Providing Professional Services W e Cater For Small Dinner Parties, Birthday Parties, W eddings, Anniversaries, Meetings, Conferences and Any Special Event. Our Seri Our Seri Our Seri Our Seri Our Seri vv vv v ce ce ce ce ce Is Impecable And Is Impecable And Is Impecable And Is Impecable And Is Impecable And Our Prices Our Prices Our Prices Our Prices Our Prices Resonable Resonable Resonable Resonable Resonable .. .. Tr y us today! Call: 626-8822 Alber t Y oung W W W W W e specialize e specialize e specialize e specialize e specialize in in in in in local and local and local and local and local and international international international international international cuisine. cuisine. cuisine. cuisine. cuisine.

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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 11, 2014 PROSSER FERTILIZER PROSSER FERTILIZER PROSSER FERTILIZER PROSSER FERTILIZER PROSSER FERTILIZER Products to Grow With... Products to Grow With... Products to Grow With... Products to Grow With... Products to Grow With... George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo T elephone: 824-3046 W e have a wide variety of Swimming Pool supplies, Fer tilizers, W ater T anks, Sprayers, and V eterinar y Pr oducts. We take this op We take this op We take this op We take this op We take this op portunity to portunity to portunity to portunity to portunity to Wish ALL Mothers Wish ALL Mothers Wish ALL Mothers Wish ALL Mothers Wish ALL Mothers esp esp esp esp esp ecially thos ecially thos ecially thos ecially thos ecially thos e in the e in the e in the e in the e in the Cayo Disctrict Cayo Disctrict Cayo Disctrict Cayo Disctrict Cayo Disctrict A Bless A Bless A Bless A Bless A Bless ed and Hap ed and Hap ed and Hap ed and Hap ed and Hap p p p p p y y y y y Mothers’ Day!!! Mothers’ Day!!! Mothers’ Day!!! Mothers’ Day!!! Mothers’ Day!!! Apple 'In T alks' T o Buy Beats For $3.2bn T echnology giant Apple is in talks to buy headphone maker andmusic-streaming service providerBeats Electronics, according tovarious media reports. The reports claim Apple could pay as much as $3.2bn (£1.9bn) and a deal could be announcednext week. If completed, it will be Apple's biggest ever acquisition. It is being seen as moveby Apple to get a stronger foothold in the phone and musicaccessories business and bolsterits online music offerings. The two areas are expected tosee fast growth in the comingyears. The Financial T imes, which was the first to report the talks,cited a source as saying the firmswere still negotiating the details. Beats was founded by musicproducer Jimmy Iovine and thehip-hop star Dr Dre and until recently was best known for itsheadphones. It started a subscription-basedmusic streaming service earlier Beats is best known for its headphones which have been gaining popularity this year However Apple already has its own iT unes store which is the else or customers that no onehas. "They must have somethinghidden under the hood." The reported price is alsoa huge premium on Beats'sprevious valuation. Beats was valued at just $1bnafter its last funding round inSeptember which saw it get a $500m investment from theCarlyle Group. world's largest music downloadservice. It also launched iT unes Radio last year That has made some industrywatchers question the move. James McQuivey an analyst with Forrester said there was a big overlap of customers betweenthe two firms. "This is really puzzling," he said. "Y ou buy companies today to get technologies that no one

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Sunday, May 11, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 Heart Attack Heart attack occurs when bloodflow to a part of the heart isblocked long enough for that partof the heart to die or becomedamaged.A blood clot blocking one of thecoronary arteries is the mostcommon cause of a heart attack.Plaque that is made up ofcholesterol and other cells canbuild up on the coronary arteriesand cause a heart attack. Plaque can develop cracks ortears to which blood plateletsstick, forming a clot. Stress mayalso contribute to exacerbatingplaque buildup and, eventually heart attacks. The main symptom of a heartattack is chest discomfort, whichcan feel like pain, a feeling oftightness or indigestion in thechest, a feeling that something issitting on the chest, or heavypressure. The pain may last formore than 20 minutes. Othersymptoms include anxiety cough, fainting, light-headedness,nausea or vomiting, palpitations,shortness of breath or sweating.Symptoms may fade and return.Some heart attacks, particularlythose in the elderly people with diabetes or women, may havelittle or no chest pain. Heartattacks in these groups may alsobe silent, which means there areno symptoms. A doctor will diagnose a heart attack by listening to the heart forabnormal sounds in the lungs, aheart murmur a rapid pulse or abnormal blood pressure. Any heart attack symptom is a warning sign, even if you do notexperience chest pain. Symptomsneed to be treated immediatelyusing oxygen, aspirin, andnitroglycerin. W ithout prompt treatment, permanent damage tothe heart and brain can result.Such a shock to the body isdifficult to sustain, and a heartattack is a medical emergencythat should absolutely never beignored. If you feel dizzy stressed, light headed, and nauseous, you maybe experiencing a heart attackwithout traditional symptoms ofpain. Y ou should still consider a silent heart attack a medicalemergency since permanentdamage is a possible result. Many people experienceextreme exhaustion and insomniafor a period of one month before a heart attack. If you experience thesesymptoms, focus on whetheradditional symptoms such asrestlessness, anxiety or dizziness develop. Keep in mind that a doctormight have trouble diagnosing asilent heart attack and that you will need to communicate anypossible factors includingmedical history family history high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Silentheart attack patients needfollow up tests to confirmwhether the heart attack wasreal. Heart disease that resultsin heart attack is theleading cause of death inmost industrialized nations.Though heart attacks canhappen to anyone, if youincorporate several methodsof preventing heart diseaseinto your life and raise yourown awareness, your risks ofsuffering from a heart attackwill be significantly lowered. An important step in heart attack prevention is to get inthe habit of a regular exercise regimen. People who live slowlifestyles have a much greaterrisk of heart attack than thosewho are active. It's best to beactive from childhood, but it'snever too late to begin heartattack prevention. Even age 50 isa good time to start exercising.Every step you take now toimprove your health decreasesyour risk of heart disease. In fact,if a 50-year-old has beendiligently working a plan towardpreventing heart attack, aninactive 20-year-old willprobably be at greater risk of anattack than the 50-year-old. A healthy diet prevents heart problems by keeping cholesterolfrom building up in the blood andkeeping blood sugar levels on aneven keel. Exercise can preventa heart attack by keeping that Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 5

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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 11, 2014 Hap Hap Hap Hap Hap p p p p p y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! We wish God’s continued grace We wish God’s continued grace We wish God’s continued grace We wish God’s continued grace We wish God’s continued grace and blessings on each and every and blessings on each and every and blessings on each and every and blessings on each and every and blessings on each and every Mother in this beautiful jewel Belize. Mother in this beautiful jewel Belize. Mother in this beautiful jewel Belize. Mother in this beautiful jewel Belize. Mother in this beautiful jewel Belize. W ester n Har dw are has all y our Plumbing Electrical & Construction supplies under one roof at reasonable prices. Ask for what you do not see, we can find those hard to get items. Why travel out of town to buy your supplies when W ester n Har dw are can sa tisfy all y our Plumbing, Electircal & Construction Needs. New Tires F or Sale S top by and pick up your Christmas Paints, Brushes and T rays. W e ar e your One S top Shop!! V isit us today!!!! W e of f er the best in Pr of essional Building Maintenance Ser vices “Y our One S top Construction & Home Improvement Shop” Phone: 824-2572/3494 Fax: 8243240 E-mail: westernhardware@hotmail.com 54 Burns A venue, San Ignacio, Cayo istrict, Belize C.A Our Management & Staff Our Management & Staff Our Management & Staff Our Management & Staff Our Management & Staff SS SS S alute ALL Mothers alute ALL Mothers alute ALL Mothers alute ALL Mothers alute ALL Mothers .. .. We wish them a Hap We wish them a Hap We wish them a Hap We wish them a Hap We wish them a Hap pp pp p y and Enjoable y and Enjoable y and Enjoable y and Enjoable y and Enjoable Mothers’ Day!!! Mothers’ Day!!! Mothers’ Day!!! Mothers’ Day!!! Mothers’ Day!!! 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, aste, aste, aste, aste, Quality and Quality and Quality and Quality and Quality and Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Savannah Ar ea, San Ignacio T own, Cayo T elephone: 804-2522 Free Delivery within town limits. HODE’S PLACE Keep Our Twin Keep Our Twin Keep Our Twin Keep Our Twin Keep Our Twin Towns Clean And Towns Clean And Towns Clean And Towns Clean And Towns Clean And Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Always Put Always Put Always Put Always Put Always Put Garbage In Its Garbage In Its Garbage In Its Garbage In Its Garbage In Its Proper Place Proper Place Proper Place Proper Place Proper Place Don’t Be A Litter Bug!!! W e offer d el iciousl y pr epar ed food in an amazing l y r el ax ed at mospher e. W e al so cat er for l ar g e or small gr oups. Bring your Sp Bring your Sp Bring your Sp Bring your Sp Bring your Sp ecial Loved One ecial Loved One ecial Loved One ecial Loved One ecial Loved One to celebrate to celebrate to celebrate to celebrate to celebrate Mothers’ Day with us at Mothers’ Day with us at Mothers’ Day with us at Mothers’ Day with us at Mothers’ Day with us at HODE’S PLACE Happy Mothers’ Day Happy Mothers’ Day Happy Mothers’ Day Happy Mothers’ Day Happy Mothers’ Day From our Management & Staff!!! From our Management & Staff!!! From our Management & Staff!!! From our Management & Staff!!! From our Management & Staff!!!

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 11, 2014 ARIES: Mar ch 22 to April 20 Y our physical vitality should be quite strong, Aries, and you’re encouraged by greater self-confidence. At the same time, however someone seems to be trying to ruffle your feathers bybeing selfish and disrespectful of yourspace. This is likely to lead to conflictthat you don’t need. The good newsis that it’ s likely to open you up to a different perspective, one that canultimately be useful in understandingthe situation. Lucky numbers: 08, 45, 76. T AURUS: April 21 to May 21 Things could be moving more quickly than makes you comfortableright now T aurus. Y ou may feel as if your own needs and agenda aregetting lost in the fury bubbling aroundyou. The secret key to add to yourtoolbox is the ability to go with theflow It’ s crucial to be adaptable and roll with the punches rather thanbe victimized by them. Use thelightning-quick energy at hand tomobilize your efforts. Lucky numbers: 17, 51, 88. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Y our physical strength is topnotch, Gemini. Now is a terrific time to joina sports team or start a companysoccer program. Others will respectyour leadership abilities. Y our glow as a self-confident, constructive being isradiating positive ener gy This combination of forces is extremelypowerful. Y ou have the opportunity to be wonderfully productive atthis time. W ork and play are likely to present you with excitingopportunities for advancement.Lucky numbers: 04, 29, 85. CANCER June 21 to July 21 Y ou may feel indecisive, insecure, and stuck in the middle of a difficultsituation, Cancer Y our ener gy could be drawn in one direction while yourself-confidence is pulled in another This dilemma has to do with your inability tointegrate different aspects of your lifethat you try to keep separate. T ry to look at things in terms of the whole.Notice how your actions in one part ofyour life have a ripple effect everywhereelse.. Lucky numbers: 23, 55, 94. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Communication with others should bevery effective, Leo, and your socialcalendar will be full. Y ou're feeling good about yourself, thanks to a boost inconfidence that reminds you that youcan do anything. Y ou have the ability to juggle many things at once and thephysical endurance to keep up a quick Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers pace. Even though you may tend to berather lazy you might get a sudden inspiration to join a gym or sports team.Lucky numbers: 13, 38, 63. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Relating to people may be difficult foryou, since you get the feeling thatothers don't see things as deeply oremotionally as you, V ir go. Perhaps you feel everyone is shallow making them luckier in one sense yet deprived inanother T ry not to focus on others so much. Just concentrate on you. Don'ttake yourself so seriously Adopt a more lighthearted approach to life. Lucky numbers: 19, 33, 71. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Y ou have a great deal of physical ener gy Libra. At times, you may feel as if you have an endless wellspringof power Y ou're at a climactic point in your yearly cycle, when thingsare coming to a dramatic apex.Difficulties that pertain to this climaxare likely to make you act out in anaggressive manner if things don't goyour way Find a constructive outlet for all this physical ener gy Lucky numbers: 06, 36, 49. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Finding the comfort point may bedif ficult for you, Scorpio. Y ou might feel as if you aren't connecting withyour ideals or goals. Even though youtry to put things into motion, they don'treally pan out the way you'd like.There's a difficult energy making youfeel like you need to join one campor the other to feel accepted. Theproblem is that neither side looksappealing. Feel free to start your owncamp. Lucky numbers: 16, 47, 82. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Y our upbeat, lively nature is fueled by the fast-paced ener gy at hand. Y ou have a great deal of physical strengthavailable to you, Sagittarius, andyou can make tremendous strides inyour yearly goals with very minimalef fort. T ake advantage of this time by focusing on your own needs. There isa great deal of support in place thatwill help you accomplish whateveryour goals may be. Go for it. Lucky numbers: 10, 42, 69. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Y our indecisiveness may plague you, Capricorn. This is one of thosetimes when you feel as if one secondof hesitation will cost you dearly Y et you take a while to process andinternalize things before you're readyto act on them. Others may act and speak before they think. Don't getupset at yourself for handling thingsthe way you do. More than anything,it's your lack of self-confidence that'sholding you back. Lucky numbers: 65, 81, 98. AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 Y ou're now in a terrific position to make a significant move in yourlife, Aquarius. W ith a great deal of physical energy coupled withincredibly high self-esteem, you havewhat it takes to make a majorpush toward larger goals. There'sopportunity coming at you from all angles, and the energy at hand is fastand furious. Y our strong, courageous nature is ripe for hopping aboard whenthat train comes zooming by Lucky numbers: 26, 59, 98. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Y ou might feel as if you can't access your physical ener gy now Pisces. Y ou may experience frustration when youtry to engage in a sport. Y ou don't feel as if things are clicking into place aseasily as they should. This feeling istaking a toll on your sense of self.Don't get down on yourself forfeeling this way Accept the fact that there are good times and not so goodtimes for doing certain things. Lucky numbers: 01, 67, 82. 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Sunday, May 11, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 Hon. Erwin Contreras Minister of Trade, Investment Promotion, Private Sector Development & Consumer Protection Hap Hap Hap Hap Hap p p p p p y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! y Mothers’ Day!!! Wishing All Mothers esp ecially thos e in the Cayo West Constituency; Benque Viejo T own, S an Jos e Succotz, Calla Creek and Arenal, A Bless ed and Enjoyable Mothers’ Day!!!

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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 11, 2014 R esidents of San Ignacio T own, Santa Elena T own and stak eholder ’s along the Macal & Mopan Rivers, are invited to a presentation and information sharing meeting on theFlash Flood Early W arning System and flooding of the Macal and Mopan Rivers. The meeting will be held on F riday May 16, 2014 in San Ignacio T own at Hode’s Place, commencing at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm.This meeting is being presented by the Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL), NEMOand DOE. F or more information please contact BECOL at 824-2085. NOTICE OF P NOTICE OF P NOTICE OF P NOTICE OF P NOTICE OF P UBLIC SES UBLIC SES UBLIC SES UBLIC SES UBLIC SES SION SION SION SION SION It is sad that it takes deadbodies to bring attention to thepotential for disaster created bythe lack of a workable dam breakearly warning system for theChalillo, V aca and Mollejon Dams. It only takes talking to peoplein the area to realize that there isno general knowledge of what todo if the dam breaks. It took the deaths of twostudents from Corozal, Egar Puck and Anahi Zepeda who “were swept off into depths” of the Macal and drowned, to learnthat BECOL releases water from the dams, which causes a rise inthe water levels in the area of thebridges connecting San Ignacioand Santa Elena. According to S tephen Usher BECOL's V ice President of Operations, interviewed after the Send your stories, articles, humor and ads to: starnewspaper@gmail.com or call us at 626-8822 or 804-4900 Did The Surge Of WaterFrom Macal River DamsCause Loss Of Three lives? death of the two students earlierthis month, V aca Dam releases water to generate electricity thatreaches San Ignacio around 4:00pm. But why didn’t the publicknow that information? Just priorto the death of the students, therewere two other drownings, one inthe Macal River and one a littledownstream at Santa Familiawhere the Macal meets theMopan River Over Easter another drowning occurred in the Belize River close to Santa Familia. And just this weekend, a young man, Johnatan Requena drowned around 3:40 pm onSaturday close to the time the two students drowned earlier thismonth. According to a police press release, a friend who waswith him saw “when Requena jumped into the water and immediately saw him beginstruggling and going underas he fought to stay abovewater .” If we had an early warningsystem, it could be tested dailyby warning people that there willbe a rise in the river due torelease of water from the dams.This would serve the purpose offamiliarizing the public about thesiren and what it meant andregularly testing to make sure thesirens worked. An education program could let people know that, for instance,a short blast of the siren meansthe water is approachingthe populated area. A long, steady blast of the siren means amajor flood or dam breakincident. Something like that, whichdoes not take a brain scientist tofigure out, could effectivelyinform, sensitize and continuallytest a warning system that shouldhave been in place since 2005according to two Supreme Courtdecisions. The Court’ s directives about informing the public abouteating the fish high in mercuryand problems with drinking orbeing in the river have beendiscontinued as far as we know W ould the drownings have been prevented had there been awarning in place? From policeand news reports, we know thatclose to 4pm a strong currentpulled at least 3 of those whodied, under at the time StephenUsher BECOL's V ice President of Operations, when the watercomes down from the dams.W ould they still be alive of these simple warning steps were taken?George and Candy GonzalezBELPO members and CayoResidents

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Sunday, May 11, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 Heart Attack ST A TUT OR Y NOTICE T O CREDIT ORS In the Estate of DANIEL ALFORD, deceased NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 36 of the Administration of Estate Act, Chapter 197 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that all creditors and other persons having any claimsor demands upon or against the Estate of DANIEL ALFORD late of Geor geville V illage, Cayo District, Belize, who died in Belize on the 18th day of April 2007 in whose estate Grant of Administration has been granted to ETHNELDA ALFORD of Esperanza V illage, Cayo District, Belize are required to send particulars in writing of their claims or demands to thesaid administratrix ETHNELDA ALFORD c/o Orlando Fernandez, Attorney-at-Law P .O. Box 236, #193 George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo District Belize and to send such particulars not later than within (3) three months from the date of the 1st publication of the notice,AND NOTICE IS HEREBY ALSO GIVEN that at the expiration of last mentioned date, the Administratrix shall proceed to distribute the assests of the said DANIEL ALFORD deceased, amongst the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims or demands of which particularshave been delivered and the Administratrix will not be liable for the asset or any part thereof so distributed to any person whose claims or demandsthey shall not then have had notice.DA TED this day 1 1th of May 2014 ORLANDO A. FERNANDEZ Attorney-at-Law for Ethnelda Alford Administratrix of the estate of Daniel Alford, deceased Martha’s Martha’s Martha’s Martha’s Martha’s Guest House Kitchen Pizza Laundromat P.O. Box 140, 10 West Street, San Ignacio, Cayo Telephone: 804-3647 E-mail: marthasguesthouse@gmail.com www.marthasbelize.com V ACANCY W aiter/W aitr ess Between ages 18 to 30 years of age. Call: 804-3647 For More Information muscle healthy and fit. Y our doctor can also prescribemedication to help prevent a heartattack as well. Statins, which aredrugs that reduce the amount ofcholesterol in the blood, arecommonly prescribed to controlcholesterol. If you've already hada heart attack, exercise duringrecovery is important. Y ou should also avoid V itamin E as it slows recovery from heart issues.Prevention and recovery share many similar characteristics,though exercise during preven-tion (before you have a heart attack) should be much more intense. Doctors also prescribe aspirinand recommend that you take anaspirin as soon as you experiencesymptoms of a heart attackbecause aspirin thins your blood,making it easier for your bloodto flow through your heart. Some rumors include thatdrinking warm water and being Continued From Page 9 sexually active are forms ofprevention. While there'scertainly no harm in drinkingwarm beverages, there's no evidence that warm water helps.The most effective preventionmethods for heart attacks aregood diet and exercise.

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Page 16 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, May 11, 2014 Contributed By: GeorgeGonzelez Thursday May 08, 2014 by: Michael Ravensthorpe (NaturalNews) According to the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention, an estimated67 million Americans -approximately one in three adults-suffer from hypertension, orhigh blood pressure. In 2009alone, high blood pressure wasthe primary or contributing causeof almost 350,000 deaths in theUnited States, which averages at1,000 deaths per day The disorder is, in essence, anepidemic in the W estern world. Though high blood pressurecan be triggered by stress andother external factors, a poor dietremains its single greatest cause.Therefore, consuming foods thatare proven to produce significantcardiovascular benefits is a greatway to prevent and treat thedisorder naturally The best of these foods are listed below 1.) Garlic -This aromatic and pungent herb, which has been usedfor over 5,000 years as a medi-cine, is well known for loweringblood pressure. A pilot study Trust Pro Certified Four Foods That Lower Blood Pressure published inPharmacotherapy in1993, for instance, found thatpatients who consumed a garlicpreparation that consisted of 1.3percent allicin (the sulfur compound responsible for somany of garlic's benefits)experienced a reduction in sittingblood pressure 5 hours after thedose, and a significant increasein diastolic blood pressurebetween 5 and 14 hours after thedose. Moreover a 2009 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry foundthat garlic's cardioprotectiveproperties were stronger infreshly crushed garlic than inprocessed garlic.2.) Hot chilies -Hot chilies are packed with capsaicin, anodorless compound that givesthem their trademark heat.Capsaicin also happens to be avasodilator meaning that it can expand blood vessels andimprove blood flow and it is proven to treat countlesscardiovascular issues -includinghigh blood pressure. Forexample, a 2010 study publishedin Cell Metabolism found thatlong-term consumption of capsaicin could lower bloodpressure in rats suffering fromgenetic hypertension. Generally speaking, the hotterthe chili, the more capsaicin itcontains. Cayenne pepper is anexcellent choice of chili forlowering blood pressure, since itscapsaicin levels are high enoughto be effective in this regard butnot so high that it is unpleasantto consume.3.) Cacao -This Central and South American superfood, which is usually consumed inpowdered or nib form, is one ofthe most antioxidant-rich foodsin the world and contains morethan 300 phytochemicals. Giventhis nutritional power it shouldn't surprise anyone that theindigenous tribes of America considered cacao to be amedicine first, and a food second. Cacao's cardiovascularbenefits, which are oftenattributed to its highconcentrations of flavanols andmagnesium, have beenextensively studied. One 201 1 study featured in Acta Medica Indonesiana showed that darkchocolate (of which cacao is the main ingredient) could decrease blood pressure inprehypertensive subjects after 15days of consumption. Another 201 1 study published in Food & Function, found that cacaopolyphenol extracts had abeneficial effect on arterialblood pressure amonghypertensive rats.4.) T urmeric -T urmeric is a warm and peppery spice that isrich in curcumin. Like thecapsaicin found in chilies,curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory and vasodilator and is great for treatingcardiovascular conditions likehigh blood pressure. Forexample, a study featured inNutrients in March 2014discovered that curcumin couldprevent elevated blood pressureand vascular dysfunctionamong mice suffering fromcadmium-induced hypertension.According to a review in theInternational Journal ofCardiology curcumin can also "ameliorate the developmentof cardiac hypertrophyand heart failure in animalmodels."

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Box 140, 10 West Street, San Ignacio, Cayo Telephone: 804-3647 E-mail: marthasguesthouse@gmail.com www.marthasbelize.com SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Friday May 9, 2014: Belize W ater Services Limited customers in the San Ignacio,Santa Elena and Esperanzaservice area have, for manyyears, been complaining of lowwater pressure and of late thediscoloration in the water pipedinto their residences. The discoloration has beencompounded by changes in thewater flow from the upper MacalRiver The company recognizes that this quality of serviceCANNOT continue. In seeking to address this condition, thecompany has been aggressivelyexploring possible solutions oneof which is the now morefrequent flushing and cleaning thestorage tank which is taking a tollon those employees assigned thistask. Despite last year ’ s 7.2% decrease in water rates, thecompany undertook thecurtailing of capital expenditureto finance the upgrading of itsoutdated storage and treatmentfacility in San Ignacio which isover 50 years old. The funds have been identified, For The Benefit Of An Entire Community the plans for a modern treatmentfacility a million gallon storage tank and standby electricitygenerating facility have been drawn. The obstacle in the path ofeffecting this vital improvementis the availability of needed landspace. In consultation with FireDepartment Minister Senator Hon. Godwin Hulse approval was received for the relocationof the adjoining fire station withthe Fire Chief tasked to identifya suitable site for the relocationof the new fire station. After several months, a parcel of Government land behind theCenter for Employment T raining (CET) was deemed, by Fire Department officials, as best suited to accommodate the newfire station. An initial meeting was held with the Board ofDirectors from the CET where itwas agreed to provide the land forfire station in exchange forownership documents to CET forthe remaining portion of the land. BWS, eager to construct themodern treatment facility inservice to its customer proceeded to obtain thenecessary legal instruments andengaged the services of a privatecontractor to survey the portionof land identified by FireDepartment officials. There was a light at the end ofthe tunnel. The process, for therelocation of the Fire Station andthe commencement of theconstruction of a modern storageand treatment facility for thebenefit of every woman, man andchild as well as visitors tothe western municipalities, wasset to begin. In stepped aminority element from the CETseeking to delay/derail anundertaking of serious localimportance to an entirecommunity Fir e Depar tment Minister Senator Hon. 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