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Sunday, June 1, 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. 399 Sunday, June 1, 2014 Price $1.00 Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 5 Please T ur n T o P ag e 2 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,W ednesday May 28, 2014: Utter astonishment was theexpression of the faces of twoconvicted drug traffickerstoday when San IgnacioT own magistrate Narda Morgan ordered for them to be fined andto be confined to prison. The police case against the twoBelizean men from San JoseSuccotz, Cayo began on a Sundaymorning, September 16, 2012when, at around 9:30, acting uponinformation received, twopolicemen intercepted, near the Two Drug TraffickersFined And Confined Macal River Park in San IgnacioT own, a black T oyota Corolla car with Benque V iejo T own taxi license plates BVO-D-00364. The driver of the vehicle wasidentified as Alfr edo Marin 38 at the time. Seated on theopposite side of the driver in the back seat of the car was another male person who was lateridentified as Jaime T un 25 at the time. As T un sat in the back seat of the car police saw a black and blue knapsack between his legs onthe floor of the car When asked Alfredo Marin Jaime T un All Happening Inside The Princess Int’l San Ignacio This W eekend Princess Casino San Ignacio Princess Casino San Ignacio Princess Casino San Ignacio Princess Casino San Ignacio Princess Casino San Ignacio Where the party never stops!! Where the party never stops!! Where the party never stops!! Where the party never stops!! Where the party never stops!! Great Great Great Great Great Food Food Food Food Food Music Music Music Music Music Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment SANT A ELENA T OWN, Cayo, Sunday May 25, 2014: W e join the community in the expression of deepestsympathy to Aunt Lou and her family at today’ s sudden passing of her son Michael Anthony Lewis Mike was a neighbor and achildhood friend. He was aneasy going person who spentall his life next to his mother retired primary school teacher Mrs. Louise Lewis who describes him as a caring sonand shoulder she could alwayslean on. He religiously attendedthe Santa Elena Catholic Church with his mother and sisters. His sudden passing on Recording The SuddenPassing Of Michael Lewis Michael Anthony Lewis Sunday shocked the communityas he was active right up tothe time of his departing thisearthly life on Sunday May 25, 2014.

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Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, June 1, 2014 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 Editor: Sherlene Dawson Continued From Front Page Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial 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 A public service message from Mayor John August and your San Ignacio/Santa Elena T own Council Always working for you! Always working for you! Always working for you! Always working for you! Always working for you! Put Garbage In Its Proper Place Put Garbage In Its Proper Place Put Garbage In Its Proper Place Put Garbage In Its Proper Place Put Garbage In Its Proper Place who was the owner of the bag T un reportedly responded “I don’ t know sir” When the bag was opened it wasfound to contain two parcels ofmarijuana. The car and the twomen were escorted to the policestation where, when measured,the parcels of weed registered acombined 7,257.4 grams being16 pounds. The men first appeared in courton Monday September 17, 2012 where they pled not guilty of ajoint drug trafficking charge. After numerous adjournments,the case finally came to an endtoday resulting in a guilty verdictagainst both defendants. Magistrate Narda Morgan ordered for them to forthwith paya one thousand dollar fine, indefault of payment they areto serve three years in jail.Magistrate Morgan furtheredsentenced them to three years injail. The look of astonishmentremained on their faces as theydeparted the courtroom underpolice guard to begin spendingtime in jail. Two Drug TraffickersFined And Confined SANT A ELENA T OWN, Cayo, Thursday May 29, 2014: The of fice of Cayo Central’ s Area Representative, Hon. Rene Montero today announced that government funds has nowbeen allotted for the historicconcreting of the very first streetin the Santa Elena, Cayo. The street selected for thishistoric transformation isBishop Mar tin S tr eet Apart from providing employment forresidents in the community the almost 800 thousand dollarproject will enhance the area andincrease the value of all thoseproperties in the area. Minister Montero informedthat with the intersected PerezStreet and Loma Luz Boulevardalready asphalted, the concretedBishop Martin Street willenhance the environment ofthose living in the area includingthe lives of teachers and thehundreds of students attendingSanta Elena Primary school thelargest primary school in thetown. The Hon. Rene Montero alsoinformed that works will resume Coming Soon – The First Cement S treet In the History Of Santa Elena T own in the coming weeks on thepaving of Andrews and Carmen Streets also in Santa Elena. Minister Montero furtherinformed that as the design isnearing completion, works willcommence in July on the SantaElena football field which willtotally transform this sportingfacility for the use and enjoymentof residents of the Santa Elenaand surrounding communities. “Residents of Cayo Central went to the polls in 2012and voted for progress anddevelopment. W e are working hard every single day to ensurethat we bring that progress anddevelopment along with othergoods and services to the goodpeople of Cayo Central,” said Minister Rene Montero. CELL: 610-3503 or 627-9966 TEL: 824-4971 SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE SHOPPER’S CHOICE W e sell: Digicell & Smar t phones. Kitchen Appliances. Cosmetics. Furniture (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 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.

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, June 1, 2014 BY : R. A. Bowman It is a well known fact that ifwe can capture the minds of theyoung in a positive, constructiveway we can mold a future generation of great achievers itspeople can be proud of. If we canget them interested in educationand learning at an early age, it isquite likely that for a majority this zeal will continue throughadolescence and adulthood, andmay provide a bulwark againstpoverty and crime. Belize is a developingcountry with many of theattendant problems of one.Statistics on poverty and crimereflect the dire need forbetter education and trainingwhich could result in gainfulemployment for our graduatesand young people. Such anoutcome, obviously requires the full active participation ofparents, schools, churches,government, industry media, and civil society In other words, it does take a village, aneighborhood, a family to raise a child. While it is difficult sometimesto overcome the ills whichcreate poverty and hopelessness,we as a society need to create amindset in our youths that thatdespair is not insurmountable,and that things can be betterthrough preparation nowin school for a better life, apreparation that begins at theprimary school level. Life was not easy for many ofus growing up in Belizeespecially for grown-ups whohad to provide for a familywhen permanent jobs for theuneducated and unskilled werehard to come by Many shared the same fate, but we managed toget through even the hardertimes, and relatively few re-sorted to a life of crime.So what has changed today? We still have poverty and hardtimes like we did before, butnow this is accompanied by agreater intensification of crimeunparalleled in the older days.Y es, now is not your grandparents times; we live in a world wheremodernity has exposed us toinstant gratification, moretravel, more television news, and A Plan To Captur A Plan To Captur A Plan To Captur A Plan To Captur A Plan To Captur e Y e Y e Y e Y e Y oun oun oun oun oun g Minds As A g Minds As A g Minds As A g Minds As A g Minds As A Bul Bul Bul Bul Bul w w w w w ark Ag ark Ag ark Ag ark Ag ark Ag ainst Po ainst Po ainst Po ainst Po ainst Po v v v v v er er er er er ty And Crime ty And Crime ty And Crime ty And Crime ty And Crime more wants, and unfortunately more drugs, more guns, moregangs, and more violence. Buttogether through education,job creation, and alternativeprograms, we can change, or atleast, hopefully significantly reduce this trend. W e need to attack this problem on various fronts simultaneously programs for our children inprimary schools starting withstandards 5 and 6, and mediaprograms to create greaterunderstanding and civility amongour people. I will try to addressboth issues by offering somesuggestions. I will start with our primaryschools. Our teachers do agreat job of teaching the threeRs. While these subjects areimportant, there needs to be a wayto make the syllabus and teachingformat more exciting, fun, anduseful to motivate our children tolearn. How do we do this?Certain aspects of mathematicsand physical demonstrations inbasic sciences can garner suchnew excitements. W e need to introduce the fun in science andmathematics at an early age atan appropriate level to excite.A child may not understandatmospheric pressure, but he/sheis amazed when they see a cokecan collapsing after all the airinside has been removed. We appear to change water into wineby adding a colorless indicatorand a sodium hydroxide solutionto the water resulting in a pinkishwine color change in the water I’ve done this before for schoolchildren in Akron, Colorado when I used to work as a Soil Scientistat the Agricultural Research S tation, and to them it’ s magic. There are countless suchdemonstrations to excitechildren. The same can be donewith numbers where youtell people’ s ages or tell hidden numbers or cards usingmathematics. These excite evenadults. Sure, there may be needfor some teacher training in thebasic sciences if such does notexist already but it is worth the budget increase if it exciteschildren to have inquisitive minds.Additionally the schools need to promote science fairs for the students where parents areinvited to participate with theirchildren, and to see theend products in a scheduledschool event. Other positiveactivities for school childrenundoubtedly exist. While thereis no guarantee how a child willend up, we need to stack the deckearly in their favor for success.W e need to have our primary school children want to go to highschool and beyond, and have theopportunity to do so. Now for the parents andcommunity: we need to build apositive upbeat attitude amongour people; the media, printand TV need to play a more active role. The enemy ispoverty and lack of jobs and appropriate training andeducation. W e need to change this feeling of hopelessness andhuge indifference among thosewho could help. W e have this tendency sometimes, to blame allbut ourselves: colonialism,America and its TV programs andculture, religion, people not likeourselves, you name it. Sure thereis enough blame to go around andthe starting points we were givenwere not favorable. But we needto dig out of this rut ourselves;other developing nations havedone it. W e can do it. W e have to do it. At least once a week, our media through programs, needto present a positive view of us:our pioneering leaders, ourdiverse people and cultures, ourconnections culturally withthe Eastern Caribbean States,and geographically with Mesoamerica. W e are a people now with links to both. W e need to learn not only of Price,Goldson, Pollard, etc, but ofManley of Jamaica, Hidalgo andJuarez of Mexico, Castro ofCuba, Bolivar of South America. W e need heroes, positive role models we can emulate, can beproud of. This list could beexpanded to include King,Gandhi, Mandela, and for themeek of heart, Mother Theresa;you provide your own list; itcan be down to earth as yourfavorite teacher or pastor In short, while still adhering toaccountability we need to back away from our politics of blameand retribution, and foster one ofcooperation and positive nationbuilding. Our children deserve noless. Change will not comeovernight. But why can’ttomorrow be that new day that new beginning? I invite you tocomment on this piece, and tooffer your own diagnosis andprescriptions for a safer more joyful, and more prosperousBelize. Applicant should have at least 5 years of experience V acancy : Exis t f or a Cook Knowledge in of Belizean Quisine* Knowledge of a wide varety of pastires* V ery Flexible Have very good attitude For inter vie ws call 6052731 brin g copies of necessar y documents Qualities:

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Sunday, June 1, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 BY : Debbie Mar tinez SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,T uesday May 27, 2014: As a productive citizen of this community I cannot allow for the abuse of my elderly father at the hands of a policeman attached tothe station in San Ignacio, to justdisappear under the radar I am publicizing this incidentin the hope that such ill treatmentdoes not befall another person,more so an elderly citizen inmy community or anywhereelse in this beautiful country ofours. I know that this kind ofofficial abuse is not tolerated bythe Government of the day the current Minister of Police or theCommissioner of Police. So Iask, “Why is it then that some police abuse the very peoplethey are sworn to serveand protect despite the clearmandate of those to whom theymust answer?” The only answer that comes to mind is disrespectand the lack of discipline.Disrespect for the uniform theywear and disrespect for theirsuperiors. My 77 year old father ’s unfortunate encounter with arogue policeman occurred onT uesday May 27, 2014 while he was making his routine visit to thefarmers’ market in the Savannah A Senior Citizen Allegedly Abused A Senior Citizen Allegedly Abused A Senior Citizen Allegedly Abused A Senior Citizen Allegedly Abused A Senior Citizen Allegedly Abused Area of San Ignacio T own. My Dad was approached bya policeman whose rank,regulation number and name Ilearnt to be Police Constable #1604 Pedro Gongora. Eyewitnesses confirm that thisabusive policeman walked up tomy father and in a harsh mannertold him that he was begging atthe market. He then ordered myDad to raise his hands to besearched for of all things, drugs. Being placed in thisembarrassing condition my Dadasked for at least a little respectgiven his age and his medicalcondition. During the search thepolice irritated the mid sectionof my Dad’ s body af fected by “Shingles” a condition he has been living with for over 10 years.Reaction to the pain caused by thecontact combined with thepoliceman, “don’ t give a darn” attitude, resulted in my Dadreciprocating the physicalcontact. He grabbed thepoliceman by the shirt whileprotesting the pain the police wascausing him. The policeman did not takelightly to my Dad’ s reaction resulting in him punching my Dad to the right side of the face afterwhich he handcuffed my Dad. Hewas dragged to the station andplaced in a small holding cellwith other detainees. Probably a new policeman intown, with no knowledge of myfather ’ s history in this town, the tables turned when otherpoliceman at the station realizedthat the injured, detained personhandcuffed and pulled from thecell was Mr Ler oy Lisbey popularly known by all as“Lawton” He is no beggar He is a regular fixture at themarket in San Ignacio. Inhis younger years he was aprofessional auto mechanicand a good one at that. Heoperates a stall at the market onSaturday’ s where he sells auto mechanic tools, vehicle parts,lawn mowers and other hardwareitems. Realizing the error of thisabusive policeman, no chargewas levied against my father andhe was allowed to leave thestation. This however does notremove from the fact that myfather was disrespected andinjured by an abusive policemanin the unprofessional executionof his duties. The abuse of citizens at thehands of the police, especiallysenior citizens, has got to stop.Police officers should beproperly trained and closelysupervised, especially the rogueones, to ensure that they performtheir duties in nothing but aprofessional manner at all times.W e pray that this is the last such unprofessional behavior of thisparticular policeman. W e hope that others take heed and notventure down this disrespectfulpath. Ler oy Lisbey Sr Swelling Beside Left Eye Bloodshot Eye We AMS T o Please Notice is hereby be given thatunder the Intoxicating LiquorLicense Ordinance Chapter 150of the Laws of Belize, RevisedEdition 2000, HOW ARD OLHAN is applying for a MAL T AND CIDER liquor license for the year 2014 to operate Hot Mama’ s located on #60 Geor ge Price Highway Liquor License Notice

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, June 1, 2014 Dear Editor; It was a RIDE for Scholar-ships… a RIDE for HealthyLiving…… a RIDE for fun! Just before 1:00 pm onSaturday May 10th 2014 about150 cyclists rolled into the HourBar and Grill Compound,Newtown Barracks in BelizeCity This marked the culmination ofa very successful Third Ariel Rosado Annual Bike Ride The ride started at 6:15 a.m. fromGalen University in Central Farmand cruised the 75 miles to TheHour Bar & Grill in Belize Cityat an average speed of 15 milesper hour There were rest stops at the Galen Campus inBelmopan, Cheers on the GeorgePrice Highway and at the CD GasStation on the Burrell BoomRoad. After its Third Y ear the Ariel Rosado Annual Bike Ride is being described by knowledge-able members of the cyclingcommunity as the best organizedand managed Bike Ride in Belize.The Board of Directors ofthe Ariel Rosado Foundation extends a sincere THANK YOU to all RIDERS, WORKERS, SPONSORS and SUPPORTERS Ariel Rosado Foundation whose participation made itpossible to keep the mission andvision of the ARIEL ROSADO FOUNDA TION alive. The Foundation, a voluntarynon-profit organization,established in 2012, currentlyprovides 10 sailing scholarshipsto primary school students, 14High School scholarships and3 University scholarships.The Foundation is proud tocongratulate its first fourscholarship recipients who willbe graduating this year to wit :Kimberley Searle from Galen University Kanisha Gabour el from Gwen Lizarraga High School Symeon Kelly from S t. John's College and Kennisha Nicholas from W esley College. Applications for scholarships are now being accepted forthe academic year 2014.Information and applicationforms are a vailable online atwww .arielrosadofoundation.bz or ariel.memorial@gmail.com.For further information contactthe office at: 223-5674 or 6006665 or 601-6131 Closing date for the receipt of completedApplication Forms is Friday 20thJune 2014.(Contributed) 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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Sunday, June 1, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 LOL Joke John angrily looked at thetext he had just received fromhis Mom. It read: “Professor called to say you failed thecourse. LOL. Mom. ” How could he have failed?! … And all his Mom has to say is that she’ s Laughing Out Loud?! Fed up,he text-ed his Mom: “What was up with the LOL?” his text said. “I just wanted to send you Lot’ s Of Love because I know how disappointed youmust be.” My old aunts, Annie and Jane, used to come up to me atweddings, poking me in the ribsand cackling, “Y ou’re next!” Enough is Enough After a while, I figured outhow to stop them. I started doingthe same thing to them atfunerals! Y ou’re like my asthma – you take my breath away Like dandruff – I can’t get youoff my head. Funny Love Lines “Mom, Dad, sit down. I have something very important totell you,” said Samantha, upon her return home from collegeafter graduation. “I met a guy who lives near the college thatI really like and we decidedwe are going to get married!”“Oh Samantha! I am so happyfor you!” Gushed her Mom giving her a big hug, “I hope you two will be really happytogether! I can’t wait tomeet him!” “T ell us more about him” said her Dad, “does he have any money?” “Oh Dad! Is that all you men ever thinkabout? That was the firstquestion he asked me about youtoo!” Father In Law Joke Sam walks into his boss’ s of fice. “Sir I’ll be straight with you, I know the economy isn’ t great, but I have over threecompanies after me, and Iwould like to respectfully askfor a raise.” After a few minutes of haggling the boss finally The Raise The CEO of a large companywas walking to the cafeteriaalong with two of his secretaries.Upon tripping on a bottle, agenie appeared and askedthe threesome if they wouldlike to each make a wish. Thefirst secretary excitedlyexclaimed, “I wish I was on a beach in a tropical island!” Immediately her wish wasgranted. The next secretaryproclaimed, “I wish I was on a tour of France!” Immediately her wish too, was granted. Beingthat it was now his turn to makea wish the CEO exclaimed“I want the two of them backin their offices right afterlunch! ” The Mean Boss Like my car – you drive mecrazy Like dentures – I can’t smilewithout you.agrees to a 5% raise, and Samhappily gets up to leave. “By the way” asks the boss as Sam is getting up, “which three companies are after you?”“The electric company water company and phone company” Sam replied. 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 W W W W W e specialize e specialize e specialize e specialize e specialize in local and in local and in local and in local and in local and international international international international international cuisine. cuisine. cuisine. cuisine. cuisine. Maya Angelou Everything In Everything In Everything In Everything In Everything In The Universe Has The Universe Has The Universe Has The Universe Has The Universe Has Rhythm, Rhythm, Rhythm, Rhythm, Rhythm, Everything Dances. Everything Dances. Everything Dances. Everything Dances. Everything Dances. #6 Hudson S tr eet, San Ignacio T el: 824-2101 Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop!!! Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop!!! Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop!!! Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop!!! Venus Photos & Records, your one stop shop!!! Ask for what you don’t see, our sales assistants are more than ready to help! Ask for what you don’t see, our sales assistants are more than ready to help! Ask for what you don’t see, our sales assistants are more than ready to help! Ask for what you don’t see, our sales assistants are more than ready to help! Ask for what you don’t see, our sales assistants are more than ready to help! 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

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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, June 1, 2014 What Is Obesity? An obese person has accumulated so much body fatthat it might have a negativeeffect on their health. If aperson's bodyweight is at least20% higher than it should be, heor she is considered obese. Ifyour Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you areconsidered overweight. If yourBMI is 30 or over you areconsidered obese. What is Body Mass Index (BMI) ? The BMI is a statisticalmeasurement derived from yourheight and weight. Although it is considered to be a useful way toestimate healthy body weight,it does not measure thepercentage of body fat. The BMImeasurement can sometimes bemisleading a muscleman mayhave a high BMI but have muchless fat than an unfit personwhose BMI is lower However in general, the BMI measurementcan be a useful indicator for the'average person'. Why do people become obese? People become obese forseveral reasons, including: Bodymass measurement, consumingtoo many calories. People are eating much morethan they used to. This used to bethe case just in developed nationshowever the trend has spread worldwide. Despite billions ofdollars being spent on publicawareness campaigns thatattempt to encourage people toeat healthily the majority of us continue to overeat. In 1980 14%of the adult population of theUSA was obese; by 2000 thefigure reached 31% (The Obesity Society) Most people would expect thisincrease in calories to consist offat not so! Most of the increasedfood consumption has consistedof carbohydrates (sugars) Increased consumption ofsweetened drinks has contributedsignificantly to the raisedcarbohydrate intake of mostyoung American adults over the last three decades. Theconsumption of fast-foods hastripled over the same period. Leading a sedentary lifestyle. W ith the arrival of televisions, Obesity computers, video games, remotecontrols, washing machines,dish washers and othermodern convenience devices, themajority of people are leading amuch more sedentary lifestylecompared to their parents andgrandparents. Some decades agoshopping consisted of walkingdown the road to the high streetwhere one could find the grocers,bakers, banks, etc. As lar ge out-of-town supermarkets andshopping malls started to appear people moved from using theirfeet to driving their cars toget their provisions. In somecountries, such as the USA,dependence on the car hasbecome so strong that manypeople will drive even if theirdestination is only half-a-mileaway The less you move aroundthe fewer calories you burn.However this is not only a question of calories. Physicalactivity has an effect on how yourhormones work, and hormoneshave an effect on how your bodydeals with food. Several studieshave shown that physical activityhas a beneficial effect on yourinsulin levels keeping themstable. Unstable insulin levels areclosely associated with weightgain. Not sleeping enough. If you do not sleep enough yourrisk of becoming obese doubles,according to research carried outat W arwick Medical School at the University of W arwick. The risk applies to both adults andchildren. Professor Francesco Cappuccio and team reviewed evidence in over 28,000 childrenand 15,000 adults. Theirevidence clearly showed thatsleep deprivation significantlyincreased obesity risk in bothgroups. Professor Cappuccio said,"The 'epidemic' of obesity isparalleled by a 'silent epidemic'of reduced sleep duration withshort sleep duration linked toincreased risk of obesity both inadults and in children. Thesetrends are detectable in adultsas well as in children as youngas 5 years." Professor Cappuccio explainsthat sleep deprivation may leadto obesity through increased appetite as a result of hormonalchanges. If you do not sleepenough you produce Ghrelin, ahormone that stimulates appetite.Lack of sleep also results in yourbody producing less Leptin, ahormone that suppressesappetite. Endocrine disruptors, such assome foods that interfere withlipid metabolism. A team from the University of Barcelona (UB) led by Dr Juan Carlos Laguna published a study in the journal Hepatology thatprovides clues to the molecularmechanism through whichfructose (a type of sugar) in beverages may alter lipid energymetabolism and cause fatty liverand metabolic syndrome. Fructose is mainly metabolizedin the liver the tar get or gan of the metabolic alterationscaused by the consumptionof this sugar In this study rats receiving fructose-containing beverages presenteda pathology similar to metabolicsyndrome, which in theshort term causes lipidaccumulation( hypertriglyceridemia) and fatty liver and eventually leads to hypertension, resistanceto insulin, diabetes and obesity Poorly balanced diets and thelack of physical exercise arekey factors in the increase ofobesity and other metabolicdiseases in modern societies. Inepidemiological studies inhumans, the effect of the intakeof fructose-sweetened beveragesalso seems to be more intense inwomen. (From "New Data On Fructose-Sweetened BeveragesAnd Hepatic Metabolism") Although there appears to be a consensus on the negativeeffects of fructose-sweetenedbeverages there is still somedebate over the effects offructose versus high fructose corn syrup two studies of noteare: "AMA Finds High Fructose Syrup Unlikely T o Be More Harmful T o Health Than Other Caloric Sweeteners" and"Fructose Sweetened DrinksIncrease Nonfasting T riglycerides In Obese Adult s". Fructose effect on the brainmay promote obesity research-ers from Y ale University School of Medicine compared theeffects of fructose and glucoseon the brain with MRI scans andfound that high fructose dietsmay be behind the currentobesity epidemic. In an article published in JAMA(Journal of the American Medical Association) the authors said they found thatregions in the brain that regulateappetite became active whenpeople consumed glucose, butremained inactive when theyingested fructose. When thoseregions become active, theyrelease hormones that producefeelings of satiety (fullness) in other words, the hormones tellyou to stop eating. Lower rates of smoking(smoking suppresses appetite). According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) "Not everyone gains weight whenthey stop smoking. Among people who do, the averageweight gain is between 6 and 8pounds. Roughly 10 percent ofpeople who stop smoking gaina large amount of weight 30pounds or more." Medications that make patients put on weight. According to an article in Annals of Pharmacotherapy some medications cause weight gain."Clinically significant weightgain is associated withsome commonly prescribedmedicines. There is wide 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. 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Sunday, June 1, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 SAN IGNACIO T OWN, CA YO, Friday May 23rd, 2014 S t. Mar tin Cr edit Union (SMCU) celebrated its 65th Annual General Meeting atthe Octavia W aight Center Auditorium. A lar ge number of credit union members fromSan Ignacio, Santa Elena,Benque V iejo and surrounding communities came to celebratethe occasion. Master of Ceremony forthe occasion was Rene T orr es vice president of SMCU The VP welcomed everyone and introduced the Board ofDirectors after which themeeting was called to order byDr John Morris president of SMCU with the singing of the National Anthem with background music provided bythe Marimba Academy of Benque V iejo’ s House of Culture The minutes of the AGM 2013 was read by the Secretary Carlton McKoy in which he highlighted the 7% growth incomparison to the previousyear Shares also grew by approximately 10% from 12.14million in 2012 to 13.3 millionin 2013. He said thatmembership grew at an averageof 32-34 members per month.The Union also recorded a profitof $602,294. For his part Dr John Morris gave a summary of the Board ofDirectors’ Report informing theassets currently stand at$17,985,534 being an increaseof 8% as compared to lastyear He informed that this year the credit union attractedover eight hundred newmembers.The highlight of Dr Morris’presentation was thesuccessfully renovation of thecredit union building includingthe lobby and the welcome areaat the Credit Union. He said thatthe space in now moreuser-friendly with increasedspace in the waiting area. He alsotold the gathering that theA TM service is growing. He encouraged more members totake advantage of this service.He ended by thanking the Boardof Directors for the selflessvolunteer work they continue to St. Martin's Credit Union CelebratesIts 65th Annual General Meeting expend to ensure the success ofthe credit union as the engage inplans to open a branches this yearin Benque V iejo T own. Next to address members wasAndy Bahadur who chairs the credit committee, He said thenumber of loans approved thisyear has increased. A total of 4,213 loans were requested and4,017 were approved. Of theapproved loans, 20.6% was forpersonal use, 13.5% was foreducation, 1 1.7% for vehicle/repairs, 10.7% for house repairand renovation. As the credit union continues to minimizedelinquency he encouraged members to visit the officeand to speak to the staff whenthey encounter difficulties inservicing their loans. Ms. Laura Sierra in her capacity as chair of theSupervisory Committee toldmembers that the committeereviewed all the books andrecords. She said the in therevision process the committeeidentified areas of improvementwhich has been submitted tothe Management and to theBoard for further discussion andeventual implementation. Sheconcluded by informing thatthe supervisory committee is satisfies that the credit unionhas been adhering to establishedfinancial policies and proceduresas it continues the work tofurther strengthen it operations. In presenting the treasurersreport, Mrs. Debbie Martinez informed SMCU recorded agrowth of $1,563,072 in totalassets, an increase of 9.55%.The increase in shares, she saidmeans that members are savingand should continue saving forrainy days. She said that the goalof the credit union is to continueserve its members to the best ofits ability Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 0

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According to the Mayo Clinic, successful and permanent weightloss is best achieved as a resultof increased physical activity changing how and when you eat,and modifying your behavior Some patients may be prescribedmedication, while others mightunder go weight-loss sur gery In her capacity as treasurerof SMCU, Mrs. Martinezannounced the payment ofdividends at the rate of 3% thisyear W ith assistance from personnel attached to the SanIgnacio library or ganizers of the AGM also prepared activities forthe children. T eaching the children to save was at the centerof the activities prepared for thechildren. In winding up the 65th AGM of SMU, vice president, ReneT orres thanked members for the large turnout while encouragingthem to continue saving prudentlyand repaying promptly which arevital ingredients for the growthand success of SMCU. Continued From Page 9 St. Martin's Credit UnionCelebrates Its 65thAnnual General Meeting Ex-Ecuador President MahuadSentenced T o 12 Y ears In Jail A court in Ecuador has sentenced former President Jamil Mahuad in absentia to 12 years in jail for embezzlement. The ruling comes two daysafter Interpol issued a warrantfor his arrest. He denies anywrongdoing. Mr Mahuad fled to the UnitedStates in 2000 after a militarycoup. He was accused of orderingbanks to close for several daysand freezing the accounts ofordinary citizens to protect theinterests of bankers associatedwith him. The decision, taken in March1999, came during a seriouseconomic crisis. Ecuador was strugglingat the time with highinflation, a devalued currency and historically low prices foroil, its main export. Mr Mahuad had been in officefor less than a year "The crime committed by the accused caused hugesocial turmoil," Judge Ximena V intimilla said in her ruling. "Its consequences are still being felt by Ecuadoreansociety to this day ," she added. On T uesday Interpol issued an international warrant forMr Mahuad. He released a statement sayingthe case against him waspolitically charged. Mr Mahuad accused theleft-wing government of thecurrent President, Rafael Correa of meddling in the judiciary system. "The whole world knows the current situation faced byEcuador's legal system andits role in the persecutionof journalists and critics ofthe government," he said in a statement. The Ecuadorean governmentrejects the allegations. "There's no political persecution here. What Ecuadoreanjustice seeks is the punishmentof common criminal acts,"Interior Minister Jose Serrano told reporters on T uesday Mr Mahuad's supporters say heshould be remembered for hisbattle to save the country'seconomy and for signing a peacetreaty with Peru. The two countries had a briefborder conflict in 1995 and wereon the brink of a new war whenMr Mahuad took office in 1998. 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Sunday, June 1, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 Belize Electric Co., Ltd.P .O. Box 87 San Ignacio T own Cayo DistrictBelize, Central America T ele: 501-824-3016 Fax: 501-824-4512 The Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL) in collaboration with the NationalEmergency Management Organization (NEMO), and the Department of Environment (DOE)hosted a public discussion for the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena on Friday May 16 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cayo W elcome Center in San Ignacio T own to discuss matters relating to the dam break early warning system. Announcements via local radio and television were sent out for public notice on May 6 2014 informing the public of the venueand time of the event. The original venue was Hode’ s Place San Ignacio T own. A change of venue from Hode’ s Place to the Cayo W elcome Center was agreed after discussion with BECOL, DOE and NEMO. Announcements with the revised venue were sent to the local radio and television stations on May 8 and 9, 2014. Flyers were distributed on May 12 2014to the various businesses in San Ignacio T own and Santa Elena T own. The announcements were publicized until May 16, 2014.This annual event is to educate the public on what to do in the event of a dam break. TheEarly W arning System (EWS) is part of the Emer gency Preparedness Plan (EPP) and is designed to alert the public of a possible dam break. The public education session educatesthe public on where the safe zones are located. Signs are also installed to guide the public tothe safe zones. The education process is conducted with the assistance of audio visuals andmaps to sensitize the audience of the areas that would be inundated.This exercise targets the stakeholders along the Macal and Mopan Rivers and is executedby visiting the schools and conducting public education sessions in the villages, towns andresorts. It is an ongoing process in which BECOL, NEMO, DOE and the communitiesinteract to educate stakeholders as well as to discuss ideas on how to better communicatewith stakeholders to make sure everyone is aware of the various safety and emergency plansthat are in place.Due to the feedback that some stakeholders missed the last event because of the change ofvenue, BECOL, NEMO and the DOE are planning a second session to be held at the CayoW elcome Center on Saturday May 31, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. This will be an open house event where the public can learn about the Emergency Preparedness Plan andthe Early W arning System as well as interact with the various presenters. All residents in San Ignacio and Santa Elena T owns are encouraged to attend. END PRESS RELEASE

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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, June 1, 2014 Marguerite Johnson was bornin S t. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928, the second child ofBailey Johnson, a doorman anda navy dietitian, and V ivian (Baxter) Johnson, a nurse andcard dealer Angelou's older brother Bailey Jr ., nicknamed Marguerite "Maya", derived from"My" or "Mya Sister". WhenAngelou was three and herbrother four their parents' "calamitous marriage" ended, andtheir father sent them to Stamps,Arkansas, alone by train, to livewith their paternal grandmother Annie Henderson. In "anastonishing exception" to theharsh economics of AfricanAmericans of the time,Angelou's grandmotherprospered financially during theGreat Depression and W orld W ar II because the general store she owned sold needed basiccommodities and because"she made wise and honestinvestments". Four years later the children's father "came to Stampswithout warning" and returnedthem to their mother's care in St.Louis. At the age of eight, while living with her mother Angelou was sexually abused and raped byher mother's boyfriend, a mannamed Freeman. She told herbrother who told the rest of their family Freeman was found guilty but was jailed for only oneday Four days after his release, Remembering Maya Angelou Remembering Maya Angelou Remembering Maya Angelou Remembering Maya Angelou Remembering Maya Angelou A Phenomenal Woman! A Phenomenal Woman! A Phenomenal Woman! A Phenomenal Woman! A Phenomenal Woman! Maya Angelou he was murdered (kicked todeath), probably by Angelou's uncles. In response, Angelou became mute for almost fiveyears, believing, as she stated, "Ithought, my voice killed him; Ikilled that man, because I told hisname. And then I thought I would never speak again, because myvoice would kill anyone ..."According to Marcia Ann Gillespie and her colleagues, whowrote a biography about Angelou, it was during this period ofsilence when Angelou developed her extraordinary memory her love for books and literature, andher ability to listen and observethe world around her Shortly after Freeman'smurder Angelou and her brother were sent back to theirgrandmother Angelou credits a teacher and friend of her family Mrs. Bertha Flowers, withhelping her speak again. Flowersintroduced her to authors such asCharles Dickens, W illiam Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Douglas Johnson, and JamesW eldon Johnson, authors who would af fect her life and career as well as black female artistslike Frances Harper Anne Spencer and Jessie Fauset. When Angelou was 14, she and her brother moved in with theirmother once again, who had sincemoved to Oakland, California.During W orld W ar II, Angelou attended the California Labor School. Before graduating, sheworked as the first black femalestreetcar conductor in SanFrancisco. Three weeks aftercompleting school, at the age of17, she gave birth to her son,Clyde (who later changed hisname to Guy Johnson). Angelou's second autobiography Gather T ogether in My Name (1974), recountsher life from age 17 to 19 and"depicts a single mother's slidedown the social ladder intopoverty and crime." Angelou worked as "the front woman/business manager forprostitutes," restaurant cook, andprostitute. She moved through aseries of relationships,occupations, and cities as sheattempted to raise her sonwithout job training or advancededucation. Maya Angelou (born Mar guerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was anAmerican author and poet. Shepublished seven autobiographies,three books of essays, andseveral books of poetry and is credited with a list of plays,movies, and television showsspanning more than 50 years. Shereceived dozens of awards andover 30 honorary doctoraldegrees. Angelou is best known for her series of sevenautobiographies, which focus onher childhood and early adultexperiences. The first, I KnowWhy the Caged Bird Sings(1969), tells of her life up to theage of seventeen and brought herinternational recognition andacclaim. She became a poet and writerafter a series of occupations asa young adult, including fry cook,prostitute, nightclub dancer andperformer cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess,coordinator for the SouthernChristian Leadership Confer-ence, and journalist in Egypt andGhana during the days ofdecolonization. She was an actor writer director and producer of plays, movies, and publictelevision programs. Since1982, she taught at W ake Forest University in W inston-Salem, North Carolina, where she held the first lifetime ReynoldsProfessorship of American Studies. She was active in theCivil Rights movement, andworked with Martin Luther King,Jr and Malcolm X. Since the 1990s, she made around 80appearances a year on the lecturecircuit, something she continuedinto her eighties. In 1993,Angelou recited her poem"On the Pulse of Morning"(1993) at President Bill Clinton'sinauguration, making her thefirst poet to make an inauguralrecitation since Robert Frost atJohn F Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. W ith the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,Angelou publicly discussedaspects of her personal life. Shewas respected as a spokespersonof black people and women, andher works have been considereda defense of black culture.Attempts have been made to banher books from some USlibraries, but her works are widelyused in schools and universitiesworldwide. Angelou's major works have been labeled asautobiographical fiction, butmany critics have characterizedthem as autobiographies. Shemade a deliberate attempt tochallenge the common structureof the autobiography bycritiquing, changing, andexpanding the genre. Her bookscenter on themes such as racism,identity family and travel. Angelou died on the morning of May 28, 2014, according to afamily statement. She was foundby her nurse. Although Angelou had reportedly been in poorhealth and had canceled recentscheduled appearances, she wasworking on another book, anautobiography about herexperiences with national andworld leaders. T ributes to Angelou and condolences were paid by artists,entertainers, and world leaders,including Barack Obama and BillClinton. Harold Augenbraum, from the National BookFoundation, said that Angelou's "legacy is one that all writers andreaders across the world canadmire and aspire to."

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Sunday, June 1, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 Continued From Front Page SAINT MAR TIN’S CREDIT UNION For Economic Independence Eve S tr eet, San Ignacio Cayo District, Belize C.A. Michael was a career publicof ficer Immediately after graduating from Sacred Heart High School Michael began working in Belmopan. Hispublic service career spannedover 30 years during whichhe worked in the Ministryof the Public Service; theOffice of the Prime Ministerand, at the time ofhis passing, he was servingas the Finance Officer inthe Ministry of Labour Local Government, Rural Develop-ment, National EmergencyManagement Organization andImmigration and Nationality Michael is predeceased by hisfather Mr Phillip Benzie Lewis and sister Joy He survived by one son Michael Lewis Jr ; Mother Mrs. Louise Lewis ; Sisters Y vette, Elicia Lewis and Mrs. FatimaMorris Brothers; Lincoln, Andr ew Dean and Garbriel Lewis He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces,nephews other relatives and manyfriends. A wake will be held at his residence, #3 CarrilloPuerto A venue in Santa Elena on Friday May 30. Funeral services Recording The Sudden Passing Of Michael Lewis will be held at 3:00 pm onSaturday May 31 at Sacr ed Hear t Church in San Ignacio. He will be laid to rest in the Santa Rita Cemetery in San Ignacio. May the soul of Michael Anthony Lewis rest in eternal peace andrise in glory ( L-R) Fatima Morris, Mrs. Louise Lewis,Governor General Sir Colville Y oung, Michael Lewis, Elicia Lewis and Y vette Lewis

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