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Sunday, May 18, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 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. 397 Sunday, May 18, 2014 Price $1.00 Please T ur n T o P ag e 2 Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 5 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Monday May 12, 2014: Just as we were closing off lastweek’ s edition of the newspaper the report came in of a robberyat the BWEL butane servicestation on Buena V ista S treet in San Ignacio T own. San Ignacio police received therobbery report at exactly 5:55pm on Thursday May 8, 2014. A team of policemen rushed to thecrime scene where they met thestill shaken supervisor Ernest Hill 46, his 13 year old son and One Charged In BWEL Robbery the security guard, Francisco Escobar 28. Hill told the police that he waswith his son in the office when ataround 5:50 pm, two barefaced,slim built, male persons of darkcomplexion, both wearing whitecaps, stormed into the office.One of the men, wearing a whiteshirt and khaki short pants, wasarmed with a rusty lookinghandgun which he held to the neckof the security guard as he heldhim in a chokehold. The secondassailant, dressed in a blue shirt and short blue jeans pants, wasarmed with a knife. W ith curse words the man with the gun ordered Hill not to moveor he will be shot. The assailantwith the knife approached Hilland, placing the knife to his abdomen, ordered him to “hand over all the money”. Fearing for his life and that of his son, Hillcomplied with the order handingover day’ s sale amounting to $1,915.43 in cash and two BelizeBank cheques totaling $1,874.58all contained in a Belize Bankdeposit bag. The assailant withthe knife took possession of theloot and placed it in a brownknapsack he was wearing. The three victims were orderedto sit on the floor while the manwith the knife proceeded tosearch them. In the process, Hillwas relieved of one hundred andeighty dollars in cash and a black,Black Berry brand cellulartelephone valued at $350. The security guard was relieved Eloy Perdomo SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Thursday May 15, 2014: Despite his pleas of innocence,a taxi driver from San JoseSuccotz V illage, Cayo, will be arrested and mandatorilyremanded to prison on apossession of ammunitioncharge. Acting upon information received, a team of policemenfrom San Ignacio rushed towardsBenque V iejo with intent to intercept a small white taxi car inwhich they were told they wouldfind ammunition. The targetedvehicle was intercepted on theGeorge Price Highway aboutmidway between the western Were The Bullets Planted In the Car Itza Drove? Belarmino Itza towns of Benque V iejo and San Ignacio. The driver with three female passengers on board, compliedwith the police request to pull off


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Sunday, May 18, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 3 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: or call us at: 626-8822 or 804-4900 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,T uesday May 13, 2014: Arrested and char ged for stealing a sheep and injuring thecaretaker of the farm in theprocess, Deon Garnett a 36 year old Belizean laborer of a 6thStreet address in San IgnacioT own, is out on bail after pleading not guilty to bothcharges. The incident began to unfold ataround 7:30 pm on Sunday May 1 1 when a team of policemen on mobile patrol on Bullet T ree Road in San Ignacio T own came upon a male person of fair complexionwalking toward town with anewborn black and white lambacross his shoulders. Whenquestioned the man told thepolice that he has just bought itfrom a farm further up the road.The man was ordered by thepolice to take them to farm toconfirm his story Upon arrival at the farm locatedof f the Bullet T ree Road, police found the Belizean caretaker Luis Santos 37, with a busted face and a bleeding nose. Santostold the police that he wasrelaxing in a hammock when hefelt a sudden and hard blow to theface throwing him unconsciousout of the hammock. In continuance of theinvestigation, the police visitedthe Joseph Andrews Drive residence of the farm owner Orlando T esecum who instantly identified the lamb as being hisproperty T esecum accompanied the police to his farm where heconfirmed that his black and whitelamb was indeed missing frominside the holding pen where Garnett Charged F Garnett Charged F Garnett Charged F Garnett Charged F Garnett Charged F or Theft And Harm or Theft And Harm or Theft And Harm or Theft And Harm or Theft And Harm the flock is keptat nighttime.T esecum told the police that thelamb, valued at$30, was bornabout a week ago.He said that hehad neither givennor sold the lambto anyone. The injured caretaker wasescorted by thepolice to theCommunityHospital in SanIgnacio wherethe facial injurywas classified asharm. The policeinvestigation consequently led to the arrestof Deon Garnett on a theft andharm charge. He appearedin the San Ignacio T own courtroom of Magistrate Narda Morgan on T uesday May 13, where he pled not guilty toboth charges. Despite theprosecution’ s objection, bail was granted and met by theaccused in the sum of onethousand dollars. He was orderedto return to court on Thursday July 31, 2014. PP PP P ut Garbage In It’s ut Garbage In It’s ut Garbage In It’s ut Garbage In It’s ut Garbage In It’s PP PP P rr rr r oper Place oper Place oper Place oper Place oper Place Keep San Ignacio Keep San Ignacio Keep San Ignacio Keep San Ignacio Keep San Ignacio & Santa Elena & Santa Elena & Santa Elena & Santa Elena & Santa Elena Clean and Beautiful!! Clean and Beautiful!! Clean and Beautiful!! Clean and Beautiful!! Clean and Beautiful!! Deon Garnett


Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, May 18, 2014 What Is a S tr oke? A stroke occurs when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a por-tion of the brain is blocked.W ithout oxygen, brain cells start to die after a few minutes. Sud-den bleeding in the brain also cancause a stroke if it damages braincells. If brain cells die or aredamaged because of a stroke,symptoms occur in the parts ofthe body that these brain cellscontrol. Examples of strokesymptoms include suddenweakness; paralysis or numbnessof the face, arms, or legs(paralysis is an inability tomove) ; trouble speaking or understanding speech; andtrouble seeing. Health Corner STROKE A stroke is a serious medical condition that requiresemer gency care. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage,long-term disability or even death. If you think you or someoneelse is having a stroke, call9–1–1 right away Do not drive to the hospital or let someoneelse drive you. Call an ambulanceso that medical personnel canbegin life-saving treatment onthe way to the emergency room.During a stroke, every minutecounts. Overview The two main types of strokeare ischemic (is-KE-mik) and hemorrhagic (hem-ah-RAJ-ik). Ischemic is the more commontype of stroke. An ischemic stroke occurs if an artery that supplies oxygen-richblood to the brain becomesblocked. Blood clots often causethe blockages that lead toischemic strokes. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs if an artery in the brain leaksblood or ruptures (breaks open) The pressure from the leakedblood damages brain cells.High blood pressure andaneurysms (AN-u-risms) are examples of conditions that cancause hemorrhagic strokes.(Aneurysms are balloon-likebulges in an artery that canstretch and burst.) Another condition that’ s similar to a stroke is a transientischemic attack, also called a TIAor “mini-stroke.” A TIA occurs if blood flow to a portion of thebrain is blocked only for a shorttime. Thus, damage to the braincells isn’t permanent (lasting) Like ischemic strokes, TIAs often are caused by blood clots.Although TIAs are not full-blownstrokes, they greatly increase therisk of having a stroke. If youhave a TIA, it’ s important for your doctor to find the cause soyou can take steps to prevent astroke. Both strokes and TIAs requireemergency care. Outlook Many factors can raise yourrisk of having a stroke. T alk with your doctor about how you cancontrol these risk factors andhelp prevent a stroke. If you have a stroke, prompttreatment can reduce damageto your brain and help youavoid lasting disabilities.Prompt treatment also may helpprevent another stroke. Researchers continue to studythe causes and risk factors forstroke. They’re also finding newand better treatments and newways to help the brain repairitself after a stroke. Mexican Tr oops 'Kill Zetas Car tel Founder Mellado' Mexican security officialssay one of the founders of theZetas drug cartel has beenkilled in a gun battle inthe north-eastern state ofT amaulipas. Galindo Mellado Cruz is accused of being one of theoriginal members of the Zetas,which first emerged as a groupof enforcers for the Gulfcartel. The two groups later split andbecame bitter rivals, their fightsaccounting for much of theviolence in the area. He is believed to be among fivegunmen shot dead by the army onFriday A T amaulipas state of ficial told the Associated Press news agency that while Mellado nolonger held a command positionwithin the Zetas, he hadbeen one of the 30 ex-specialforces members to found thegroup. Analysts say the Zetas now control more territory thanany other criminal gang inMexico. They are infamous for theirextremely violent methods,routinely decapitating rivals andhanging their bodies frombridges. The war between the Zetas and their former paymasters,the Gulf cartel, has turnedT amaulipas into one of Mexico's most violent states. Mellado was on the run afterescaping from prison where hehad been jailed after beingaccused of armed robbery rape and murder the of ficial said. He was killed in a raid on hishideout in the city of Reynosaalong with four other armedmen. One soldier also died in thefire fight. It is not clear how the securityforces tracked him down. The security forces haverecently landed a series of heavy The city of Reynosa in T amaulipas state has seen a spike in violence with more than 20 killed over the past weeks blows against Mexico's drugcartels. But a number of high-rankingsecurity officials have also beenkilled, including the T amaulipas state intelligence chief, who wasshot dead along with hisbodyguards in Reynosa lastweek.


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WW WW W e have in stock, games for Xbox and PSP consoles, e have in stock, games for Xbox and PSP consoles, e have in stock, games for Xbox and PSP consoles, e have in stock, games for Xbox and PSP consoles, e have in stock, games for Xbox and PSP consoles, toys, music cds and movies also available. toys, music cds and movies also available. toys, music cds and movies also available. toys, music cds and movies also available. toys, music cds and movies also available. Passport and Drivers License Photos Computer Speakers 10 Set W orkout DVDS Belizean Book “ My Body is Precious ” Gets International Recognition “ My Body is Precious ” has received an Honorable Mentionin the category “Best Publication” of the ALAS-IDB Early Childhood A wards. These A wards are presented by the Inter-American DevelopmentBank (IDB) and the ALAS Foundation to recognize thecommitment of individuals andorganizations working in earlychildhood development in LatinAmerica and the Caribbean. W ritten by Belizean authors Kim Simplis Barrow and StarlaBradley “My Body is Precious” provides a basis for talking tochildren about sexual abuse.Former U.S. Secretary of StateHillary Rodham Clinton Kinnevik Executive ChairmanCristina S tenbeck ALAS Foundation President Alejandr o Santo Domingo and IDB President Luis Alber to Mor eno presented the distinction as partof the ALAS-IDB A wards Ceremony The ALAS-IDB Early Childhood A wards recognize innovation, excellence andinvestments in programs thatbenefit children younger than sixyears of age. The recognitiongiven to “ My Body is Precious ”, distinguishes finalists who standout for their commitment anddedication to early childhooddevelopment, whether throughtheir work with vulnerablechildren or by grappling withissues that are rarely addressed. The recent spate of sexualabuse in the country promptedKim Barrow to write thisbook, which targets children ofBelize and beyond, includingchildren with disabilities.Belize’ s Ministry of Human Development reported that, in2012, the Child ProtectionServices received 784 cases ofchild abuse; 292 of these cases were sexual abuse cases. Thisincludes only reported cases asit is estimated that there may bea larger number of unreportedcases, especially in Belize’ s rural areas. “ My Body is Precious ” reflects Belize’ s ethnic and cultural diversity T o ensure that the story’ s important message reaches the largest possiblenumber of children, the authorsplan to publish a Spanish versionsoon and to translate the bookinto some of the ethnic languagesspoken in Belize. The book usesage-appropriate language andmakes use of culturally sensitivecharacters in the story It can be used as a guide by parents, as wellas by schools. About the authors : Kim Simplis Barrow is the wife of the Prime Minister ofBelize and the Special Envoy forW omen and Children. She is also Global Ambassador for Special Olympics International andfounder of the InspirationCenter in Belize, the firstorganization of its kind inBelize to provide therapy andrehabilitation services for chil-dren with disabilities.S tarla Bradley is a social worker and Program Directorat the Ministry of HumanDevelopment and SocialT ransformation. About the Inter -American Development Bank: The IDB is the leadingsource of long-term financingand expertise for sustainableeconomic, social and institu-tional development in LatinAmerica and the Caribbean.Its Education Division conductsresearch, provides technicalassistance and finances projectsto improve the infrastructure,curriculum and policies ofeducation systems throughoutthe region. The Bank works inpartnership with Latin American and Caribbean countries so thatall students in the regionmay have access to qualityeducation. About ALAS ALAS is a movement created in 2006 by a group of LatinAmerican leaders (artists, intellectuals and entrepreneursamong others) who are interested in promoting proper EarlyChildhood Development in LatinAmerica and the Caribbean.ALAS was founded as a nonprofitorganization in Panama, whereits administrative headquartersare still located today Since then, ALAS has developed several initiatives to promoteEarly Childhood Developmentas a priority on presidentialagendas in the region. Itsaim is to highlight the importanceof developing comprehensivehealth, education and nutritionplans from pregnancy up to age6.


Sunday, May 18, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 7 The Loan Present Joke Grandma Smart Mother In Law John gingerly walked up to the sales lady in the clothingstore “I would like to buy my wife a pretty pink scarf. ”“How cute” exclaimed the sales lady “sounds like it’ s going to be a gr eat surprise.”“It sure is” said John “she’ s expecting a new car!” A family took their frail, elderly mother to a nursing homeand left her hoping she would be well cared for The next morning, the nurses bathed her fed her a tasty breakfast, and set her in achair at a window overlooking alovely flower garden. She seemedokay but after a while she slowly started to tilt sideways in herchair T wo attentive nurses immediately rushed up to catchher and straighten her up. Again she seemed okay but after a while she slowly started to tilt over toher other side. The nurses rushedback and once more brought herback upright. This went on allmorning. Later the family ar rived to see how the old womanwas adjusting to her new home."So Ma, how is it here? Are they treating you all right?" "It's pretty nice," she replied. "Except they won't let me passgas." A lady walks into a bank in New Y ork City and asks for the loan of ficer She says she's going to Europe on businessfor two weeks and needs toborrow $5,000. The bank officersays the bank will need some kindof security for such a loan,so the lady hands over the keysto a new Rolls Royce parkedon the street in front ofthe bank. Everything checksout, and the bank agrees to acceptthe car as collateral for theloan. An employee drives the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and parks it there. T wo weeks later the lady returns, repays the $5,000 and theinterest, which comes to $15.41.The loan of ficer says, "W e are very happy to have had yourbusiness, and this transactionhas worked out very nicely but we are a little puzzled. Whileyou were away we checked you out and found that you are amultimillionaire. What puzzlesus is why would you bother toborrow $5,000?" The lady replied, "Where else in New Y ork can I park my car for two weeks for 15 bucks?" A married couple was in a terrible accident where thewoman's face was severelyburned. The doctor told herhusband that they couldn't graftany skin from her body becauseshe was too skinny So the husband offered to donate some of his own skin.However the only skin on his body that the doctor felt wassuitable would have to comefrom his buttocks. The husbandand wife agreed that they wouldtell no one about where the skincame from, and requested that thedoctor also honor their secret.After all, this was a very delicatematter Sweet Cheeks After the surgery was completed, everyone wasastounded at the woman's newbeauty She looked more beautiful than she ever hadbefore! All her friends and relatives just went on and onabout her youthful beauty! One day she was alone with her husband, and she wasovercome with emotion at hissacrifice. She said, "Dear I just want to thank you for everythingyou did for me. There is no wayI could ever repay you.""My darling," he replied, "I get all the thanks I need every timeI see your mother kiss you onthe cheek.” So David Is finally engaged, and is excited to showoff his new bride. “Ma” he said to his Mother “I’m going to bring home three girls andI want you to guess which oneis my fiance.” Sure enough twenty minutes later David walks in the door with threegirls following behind him. “It’ s that one” said his mother without blinking an eye. “Holy cow” exclaimed David, “how in the world did you know it washer?” “ I just don’t like her” she replied. A woman and her husbandinterrupted their vacation to go tothe dentist. "I want a tooth pulled, and I don't want anypain killers because I'm in abig hurry ," the woman said. "Just extract the tooth as quickly as Dentist V isit possible, and we'll be on ourway ."The dentist was quite impressed. "Y ou'r e cer tainly a courageous woman," he said. "Which tooth is it?" The womanturned to her husband and said,"Show him your tooth, dear ." 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


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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, May 18, 2014 ARIES: Mar ch 22 to April 20 The week continues to be verysociable and mainly positive. Mondaybrings a chance to connect withothers to brainstorm, get feedback,and interact for romance or businesspurposes. T ake it easy around midweek, when a Full Moon inScorpio could arouse passions andintense feelings. Y ou might be tempted to vent, but it might be wisernot to. As of Thursday opportunities for spontaneous meetings, instantattractions, and fun times can give youa boost. Lucky numbers: 15, 49, 73. T AURUS: April 21 to May 21 Y ou might want to invest in improving your health and overall wellness bypurchasing some exercise equipmentor a gym membership. Midweekcould have a deep and profoundresonance, as the Moon in Scorpiocan bring hidden feelings into theopen. Passion, jealousy anger and just about any other intense emotioncould show up in key interactions, somind how you go. Pay attention tointuitive insights about how to improveyour finances. It could save you timeand money Lucky numbers: 01, 19, 97. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Y our curiosity could peak, spurring creative ideas or enticing you toconsider dating if you've been out ofthe loop for a while. Y ou're in your element now and eager to enjoy thepleasures of life. Y ou might want to lighten your schedule around themidweek Full Moon in Scorpio, asfeelings may be running high. It wouldhelp to ease off the accelerator andgo with the flow Later social opportunities look especiallyencouraging, with a chance for adelightful meeting. Lucky numbers: 13, 38, 64. CANCER June 21 to July 21 Though creative conflict still appearsin your life, you might be motivated tostart on an idea you've been mullingover for some time. Don't let the Full Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers Moon in your creative sector keepyou from moving ahead. It's inScorpio, so fear or doubt could assailyou right when you need confidence andenthusiasm in order to get ahead.Fortunately the rest of the week provides just that. Success happenswhen you take that first baby step andkeep going.. Lucky numbers: 23, 55, 94. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Conversations lead to productiveencounters, collaboration, andopportunities to get involved in creativeprojects. T ake it easy on W ednesday as intense feelings could stir up issues athome. This isn't the time to make snapdecisions or say anything you couldregret later The rest of the week seems delightfully upbeat, bringing encountersthat inspire and delight. Sizzlingchemistry may endear you to someonevery quickly on Thursday The weekend brings a chance for all-outindulgence. Lucky numbers: 07, 32, 67. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Business deals and careeropportunities may show up this week,enhancing your prospects if you'rewilling to step outside your comfortzone. Connecting with key people,researching options, and gatheringinformation can help you reachan important goal. However an emotional surge may cloud thoughtsmidweek. A void making important decisions at that time. W ait a day or so to feel calmer and more collectedfor best results. There's also a chanceof a small windfall enough to put asmile on your face! Lucky numbers: 30, 51, 85. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Although relationships could be a bit of a challenge, there's also plenty ofsizzle showing up in your social life.Opportunities to explore groups ormove in new circles could be arevelation. T ry to avoid splur ging at the time of the midweek Full Moon,even if it does help you feel better Chances are you'll regret it the nextday S till, one or two small luxuries could boost your mood. Romancecan happen if you're willing to moveoutside your comfort zone and seekadventure. Lucky numbers: 20, 45, 82. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Y ou may be thinking about life's deeper issues, as a focus on spiritualand emotional matters couldencourage a period of reflection.Perhaps what you really want is forharmony and balance to pervade youreveryday existence. Don't let the FullMoon in Scorpio throw you off.Although powerful emotions mayarise, simply feeling them can helpthem dissipate. If you've beenconsidering therapy or counseling, thismight be a good time to find asuitable person. Lucky numbers: 16, 47, 82. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Y ou seem to be on a roll, especially as your social life and love life areconcerned. Interactions with manypeople can be the catalyst to someexciting things happening for you. Bewilling to let your curiosity lead theway and more exciting things willcome to you. Also, opportunities for romance seem particularlyappealing. Whether you're in along-term relationship or looking forlove, the flame of passion couldbe kindled in the days ahead. Theweekend looks particularly fun andindulgent. Lucky numbers: 23, 57, 89. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Y ou may be curious to explore options for new contracts, jobs, andwork in general. W ith Mercury in Gemini and making somespectacular aspects this week, it's agood time to advertise your skills andservices, apply for interviews, andget things up and running in general.There is also a lot happening on thehome front, with the chance of asurprise visitor showing up.Socializing and home entertainmentcan be fun and delightful, with plentyto anticipate. Lucky numbers: 1 1, 36, 77. AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 Opportunities for romance,business, and anything else you canthink of could be there for you thisweek. Researching your options bysurfing online could result in richpickings. T ry not to be swayed by the midweek Full Moon in Scorpioconcerning an important career moveor goal. Intense energies could causeyou to doubt your motives orsomeone else's. Reflect carefullybefore you make any importantdecisions. Later the chance to do business in a fun, upbeat environmentcan be very enjoyable. Lucky numbers: 05, 43, 64. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Home and family mattersseem positive, as upbeat transitsmay coincide with familyget-togethers or celebrations. Y ou might want to splurge on items foryour home. A spontaneous decision to upgrade the decor could haveyou considering paint, carpets,or curtains. However it also pays to monitor your spending and stickto a sensible budget. Spendingwithout thinking could causeunnecessary anxiety later The rest of the week brings a chance for goodtimes that can generate happymemories. Lucky numbers: 27, 54, 94. Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! 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Sunday, May 18, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 13 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 T el: 824 -2730 Mexican and Belizean Menu The Home Of MARGARITAS SPECIALS V isit us for br eakfast on Sundays!!! Monday thru Friday SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Thursday May 15, 2014: Last week we told you abouttotal transformation of the upperportion of Burns A venue between, Atlantic/Scotia Banks on theupper end and the Belize Bank atthe lower end. It is with much please this weekthat we report on the totaltransformation started this weekon Far W est S treet also in San Ignacio T own. Far W est S tr eet, San Ignacio T own The Transformation Of Far West Street Residents of Far W est S treet informed that they have neverseen this kind of attention beingafforded to their street. Oneresident said that the temporaryinconvenience caused by theproject is a minor price to pay forthe much needed development intheir street. Mayor John August informed that the council has for along time realized the need toupgrade Far W est S treet as that as soon as the funds were madeavailable last week, the councilimmediately jumped on the opportunity to bring to fruition thelong time desire of the council toimprove Far W est S treet.


Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, May 18, 2014 Two Meals A Day 'Effective' To Treat Type 2 Diabetes BY : Pippa S tephens Health r epor ter BBC News Scientists prescribed two meals a day rich in fruit, vegetables and fibre 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!!! Only eating breakfast and lunchmay be more effective atmanaging type 2 diabetes thaneating smaller more regular meals, scientists say Researchers in Prague fed twogroups of 27 people the samecalorie diet spread over two orsix meals a day They found volunteers who atetwo meals a day lost more weightthan those who ate six, and theirblood sugar dropped. Experts said the studysupported "existing evidence" that fewer lar ger meals were the way forward. T ype 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produceenough of the hormone insulin,which controls the amount ofsugar in the blood, meaning bloodsugar levels become too high. If untreated, it can lead to heartdisease and stroke, nervedamage, light-sensitive eyes andkidney disease. About 2.9 million people in the UK are affected by diabetes, 90%of whom have the type 2 form ofthe disease. Current advice in the UKrecommends three meals a day with healthy snacks. Scientists at the Institutefor Clinical and ExperimentalMedicine in Prague divided agroup of 54 volunteers aged 30to 70 with type 2 diabetes intotwo groups of 27 people. V olunteers were then given either a six-meal-a-day diet (A6) for 12 weeks followed by atwo-meal day diet (B2) or vice versa. The study compared two mealswith six meals as the latteraccorded with current practiceadvice in the Czech Republic,researchers said. Each diet contained on average1,700 calories a day The B2 group ate between06:00 and 10:00 and thenbetween 12:00 and 16:00, andthe A6 group ate their food throughout the day W eight loss for the B2 group averaged 1.4kg (3lb) more than A6, and they lost about 4cm(1.5in) more from their waistlines. Lead scientist Dr Hana Kahleova at the Institute for Clinical and ExperimentalMedicine, said the results were"very pleasing". She said: "The patients were really afraid they would gethungry in the evening butfeelings of hunger were loweras the patients ate until theywere satisfied. "But when they ate six times aday the meals were not leavingthem feeling satisfied. It wasquite surprising." Dr Kahleova said the studycould apply to people withoutdiabetes who were trying to loseweight. Dr Richard Elliott research communications officer atDiabetes UK, said the studyadded to evidence that eatingfewer lar ger meals a day could be more ef fective than smaller frequent meals at helping peoplemanage their condition. He added: "However larger studies over longer periods oftime will be needed to back upthese findings before we wouldmake changes to the dietaryadvice given to people with type2 diabetes." Dr Elliot said eating a healthy balanced diet, being active andmaintaining a healthy weight,alongside taking any medicationwas "vital" to effectively manage the condition.


Sunday, May 18, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 15 the highway A search of the white T oyota, four door car with taxi license plates BVO-D-00439 led to the discovery of fiveshiny point 38, live rounds of ammunition, found under someCD’ s in the center console. The discovery led to thedetention of the driver Belarmino Itza 52, and all three female passengers. They wereescorted to the police station inSan Ignacio where statementswere recorded from the femalesafter which they were released.Itza however was not as fortunate as he remained in police custodyfacing possible arrest andmandatory imprisonment. The information reachingus indicated that Itza wasconducting the usual taxi roundsin Benque V iejo on Thursday afternoon when, with a malepassenger in the front seat,he picked up three femalesrequesting a ride to San Ignacio T own. He first dropped of f the male passenger at his destinationin Benque V iejo and when the man exited the car Itza requested for one of the female passengerto take up the front seat vacatedby the male passenger Itza and the three femaleswere heading to San Ignacio Continued From Front Page Were The Bullets Planted In the Car Itza Drove? town when they were interceptedby the police in the vicinity ofKa’ana Boutique Resort onthe Geor ge Price Highway The vehicle was searched andthe five shiny bullets werefound. From the instant the bulletswere shown to him, Itza has been insisting that they were planted inthe car which he rents from a taxileasing businessman in BenqueV iejo T own. Up to this Friday morning he was still in policecustody as police intends toproceed with charging him forthe possession of illegalammunition which will land himin jail on remand. Send your stories, articles, humor and ads to: or call us at 626-8822 or 804-4900 T oyota, four door car with taxi license plates BV O-D-00439


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