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Sunday, August 24, 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. 411 Sunday, August 24, 2014 Price $1.00 Continues On Page 15 Continues On Page 5 UNITEDVILLE, Cayo,Saturday August 16, 2014: Just as the new day wasdawning on Saturday August 16, San Ignacio Police were calledout to the village of Unitedvilleon the George Price Highwayin the Cayo District, toinvestigate the presence ofthe lifeless body of a maleperson on a veranda. Upon arrival at theUnitedville residence ofQuinton Middleton 29 year old businessman, the police cameupon body of a male person ofHispanic descent, face upward onthe veranda. The deceased was Murder in Unitedville later identified as V ictor “Niko” V argas, 37, Guatemalan, naturalized Belizean who residedin the village. The body was found with twostab wounds, one each to the rightand left sides of the neck. Initialinvestigation revealed that thedeceased was earlier involved inan altercation with a male personwho is said to have inflicted thewounds. It is alleged that, in seekingassistance, the deceasedran about 100 yards from thescene of the incident toMiddleton’ s house before collapsing on the veranda where V ictor “Niko” V argas, The deceased the police found his lifeless body WELCOME CENTER, SanIgnacio, Cayo, Saturday August 16, 2014: This year ’ s September Celebrations was launched Who Will Be QueenOf The West 2014? today at the W elcome Center in San Ignacio with the officialpresentation of the sixcontestants for the Queen of Miss Sofia Aldana Miss Carmelita Lara


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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 It’ s been over two months since the incident with PUP BelizeRural North S tandard Bearer Ar thur Saldivar occurred. It is alleged that he accompaniedMelanie Coye to the Central Bank sometime in mid June toretrieve Coye’ s 1.6 million dollars as ordered by the court. The loot, it is alleged, wasplaced in two separate carryingcases, one containing $940,000and the other $660,000. It isalleged that Saldivar made offwith the bigger haul and had failedto turn it in to Melanie Coye, anallegation Saldivar denies in onebreadth, while in the other he speaks about the client owing himlegal fees to the tune of 100% ofthe clients rescued funds. Something is not right here.The client has engaged theservices of Eamon Cour tenay Saldivar lashes back at Courtenay with the allegation of the 3.34million dollars from the BelizeSocial Security Board that isalleged to have beenmisappropriated by Courtenay’ s Father Harr y when he served as Chair of the Belize SocialSecurity Board in the 1990’ s. A serious allegation has been looming, for more than 2 The Dif fer ence In Leadership Is As Clear As Day Is T o Night months, over the head of a seniormember of his party yet, the leader of the opposition seemsweak and unable to take action inthe face of alleged serious wrongdoing on the part of a seniormember of his party Why on earth has the leader ofthe opposition not summoned theaccused to his office to find outwhat transpired? Why has he notcalled in the client’ s attorney who appears to be his political andprofessional colleague? Why hashe not visited the virtualcomplainant to get to the bottomof this scandal? Why has he nottaken immediate action on thismatter? Contrast the actions of theLeader of the Opposition withthat of the Leader of the Party inGovernment. The OppositionLeader is confronted with asingle allegation against a seniormember of his party Over two months has passed and he is yetto take “decisive” action. Any action taken at this stage canhardly be described as being“immediate”. On the other hand, the Leaderof the Party in Government hasbeen confronted with a myriad ofinstances in which immediate action is required to be taken andhe has never failed to takeQUICK remedial action. TheLeader of the party ingovernment has renationalizedour electricity company He has renationalized our telephonecompany He has secured the return of the diverted millions ofdollars from V enezuelan government, funds that wereintended to assist his people inneed. He is ensuring thatBelizeans are finally benefitingfrom the Petro Caribe funds.He has renegotiated theburdensome super bondinherited from a previousopposition administration. W ith the establishment of the BelizeSolid W aste Management Authority he has endured the channeling of funds from theenvironmental tax into itsintended purpose, being fundsthat were diverted into otherventures by the previousopposition administration, whileour burning and smoking garbagedump sites presented a realhealth hazard to all Belizeans. Hehas rescued the sugar industry He has rescued the citrusindustry He immediately summoned a serving member ofhis cabinet, armed himself with the facts and took “immediate and decisive” action to rectify the situation. He has dismissed anentire board of directors and tookaction against the ministerimplicated in wrong doing. He hasmade available funds for salaryincreases for all public officersand pensioners. More recently hehas ordered the discontinuance ofcriminal proceedings againstprotesting sanitation workers. Hehas taken action to ensure thatthese same sanitation workersare never again left withoutcollecting their salaries andwages. And just this week he was instrumental in addressing thedemands of protesting citizens inSan Jose Succotz. He has beendeveloping the nation like it hasnever been developed before allwithout raising a single nationaltax or selling a single passport.Many more are the firm actions,unknown to us, that Prime Minister Dean Barrow has taken to positively addresssituations as they arise for thebenefit of the people he serves. When will the leader of theopposition take action in thesingular matter currently rockinghis party to the very core? Thedifference in leadership is asclear as day is to night. “The Newspaper that cares and dares to bring out the truth” #42 George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo Belize, CA For further information please call 804-4900 or 626-8822 Publisher: Nyani Azuet a-August Editor: Sherlene Dawson


Sunday, August 24, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 3 You have You have You have You have You have two choices two choices two choices two choices two choices Every Morning: Every Morning: Every Morning: Every Morning: Every Morning: You can You can You can You can You can continue sleeping continue sleeping continue sleeping continue sleeping continue sleeping and dream on and dream on and dream on and dream on and dream on The Choice is yours.. ESPERANZA VILLAGE, Cayo,Saturday August 16, 2014: Members of the GangSuppression Unit (GSU) were today conducting routinesearches for illegal drugs,arms and ammunition inSanta Elena and surroundingcommunities. The operation started at around5:30 a.m. this Saturday morning GSU Nets Three Drug Finds In A Day GSU Nets Three Drug Finds In A Day GSU Nets Three Drug Finds In A Day GSU Nets Three Drug Finds In A Day GSU Nets Three Drug Finds In A Day with a visit to the JeronimoThompson street residence, inEsperanza V illage, of Mark Francis Peters. Present at the time of thesearch were Peters and threeother persons. According to the GSU, when searched, Peters wasfound in possession of a blackplastic bag, in his pocket,containing 13.9 grams of suspected marijuana. Peters was escorted to the SanIgnacio police station where hewas charged for the possessionof a controlled drug. He appearedin court on Monday August 18, 2014, before Magistrate Narda Morgan where he pled guilty to the charge. He was fined $500plus $5 cost of court. The finewas to be paid forthwith in defaultthree months imprisonment. Hepaid the fine and was released. About five hours later the unit conducted a search at the CarmenStreet, Santa Elena, residence ofa well-known drug peddler While nothing incriminating wasfound inside the house, the GSUfound a black plastic bagcontaining two smaller bags with6.1 ounces of suspectedmarijuana in an empty lotadjoining the residence of thedrug peddler While it was suspected that the cannabisbelonged to the peddler an arrest could not be made since it wasfound in another yard. The drugwas therefore labeled as foundproperty The operation moved toGeor ge Price A venue, also in Santa Elena, when at around 12noon, the unit came upon theirbiggest find in a fenced lotadjacent to the residence of yetanother suspected drug dealerwhere they came upon a blackplastic bag containing 4.6 poundsof suspected marijuana. The drugwas found stashed between anabandoned house and the septictank. Again the drugs were labeled as found property Drugs Confiscated SAN IGNACIO, Cayo T uesday August 19, 2014: A 28 year old Belizean woman was today remanded to prison ona burglary charge. The charge stems from a reportmade by Gerald Armstr ong In a statement to the policeArmstrong informed that hishouse located on Eduardo JuanStreet in Santa Elena, Cayo wasburglarized and stolen there fromwhere small items amounting toless than one hundred dollars. Armstrong alleged that the incident occurred on Saturday August 2. The investigation ledto the arrest of Marciela Castellanos 28, Belizean domestic. The accused appeared before Alleged Female Burglar Remanded To Prison Alleged Female Burglar Remanded To Prison Alleged Female Burglar Remanded To Prison Alleged Female Burglar Remanded To Prison Alleged Female Burglar Remanded To Prison Magistrate Narda Morgan in San Ignacio’ s magistrate court where the single burglary chargewas read to her She pled not guilty to the charge. Prosecutor George Gomez, objected to the granting of bailon the grounds that the accusedhad a previous charge for theft where she stands accused ofstealing from Saola Montalvan on May 12, 2013. Magistrate Morgan concurredwith the Prosecutor ’ s request resulting in Castellanos beingremanded to the HattievillePrison. The case was adjournedto T uesday September 2, 2014. NOTICE Dear Readers & Contributors: Kindly forward all Ads, Letters, Articles, Comments and Humor to We thank you We thank you We thank you We thank you We thank you all for your all for your all for your all for your all for your continuous continuous continuous continuous 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 or or or or or Wake up and Wake up and Wake up and Wake up and Wake up and convert your convert your convert your convert your convert your dreams into dreams into dreams into dreams into dreams into relatity relatity relatity relatity relatity


Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, August 24, 2014 The southern districts haveseemingly stormed ahead insetting up rugby football clubs inBelize, and the first four clubshave appointed organisors andare busy attracting players andvolunteers through their socialmedia campaigns. The Belize Rugby Board(Rugby Belize) has organized the country into two ‘Districts’ for domestic competition purposes;North includes Corozal, OrangeW alk and Belize, and South covers Cayo, Stann Creek andT oledo *Hattieville United RugbyFootball Union (part of the Hattieville United Y outh Sporting Club) organized by Haddan Garbutt is the headquarters of Rugby *Belize Rugby Belize plans tohave a rugby football union inevery major town throughout thecountry by the end of 2015, witha national team for sevens inplace in time to commencetraining for the first biginternational sevens competitionin 2015 / 16. Rugby: The First Four Hattieville United’ s Haddan Garbutt was the first to expressan interest in setting up a RugbyFootball club, but becausefootball is the major participationsport for Hattieville youths, theirrugby campaign has yet to getgoing. It will take centre stage inthe coming weeks as the football behind as the sport developsacross Belize. The messagebeing Cayo people need to be inthe national team! San Pedro RFU, under theguiding hand of Martin Dawson as Or ganisor has attracted a lot of interest from the ex-patcommunity on Amber gris Caye, where a significant number ofpeople having previously eitherplayed or been involved in rugby forward to Rugby BelizeFounder T ony Gillings getting Dan Goodman Belmopan RFU season draws to a close. Next came Belmopan RugbyFootball Union, with Dan Goodman as Organsior who leapt ahead with a veryinformative facebook pagelaying down a challenge for thepeople of Cayo. Building on thephysicality of the sport, Dan’ s campaign is challenging thepeople of Cayo not to be left now having their interestrekindled. Orange W alk RFU demonstrates that rugby isn’t justa boy’ s game when Jazmin Zetina was appointed local or ganisor Jazmin is looking Jazmin Zetina Orange W alk RFU Jono W oodward Global Ambassador the ball rolling around the fieldsof Orange W alk District. Rugby Belize’ s Global Ambassador Belize’ s only professional rugby player Jono W oodward is very happy with the progress made so far “It’ s great to see people taking thissport seriously in Belize.W e have huge opportunity andgreat potential especially insevens.” Founder of Rugby Belize,T ony Gillings, says he hopes to have rugby clubs based incommunities across the country “W e want to organize a domestic league as quickly aspossible, with teams competingagainst each other from Continued On Page 14


Sunday, August 24, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 5 Who Will Be Queen Of The West 2014? Continued From Front Page the W est. Master and Mistress ofCeremony for the event wereWilliam Black and Melanie Usher who is also serving this year as the pageant coordinator The welcome address wasdelivered by Queen of the W est 2012, Miss Mar cia Moody who invited the public to comeout on Saturday August 23, 2014, to the Octavia W aight Center Auditorium to support theirfavorite contestant. The six contestants competingfor the coveted Queen of theW est 2014 title were presented as follows: Contestant number one, Miss Sofia Aldana wearing a long strapless dress with gold on thetop half and white on the bottomhalf; she is sponsored by HisW orship the Mayor of the T win T owns, John Francis August. Miss Hamira A we Miss Jolinda Ciau Miss Shantel Augustine Miss Sharla Flores Bearer for the Cayo NorthConstituency Fourth in line was Miss Shantel Augustine sponsored by Chuc Service Station; she wore along peach strapless dress withrhinestone sequence on top. Contestant number five, Miss Jolinda Ciau, sponsored by the Hon Rene Montero Minister of W orks and T ransport and the Area Representative for Cayo Central.She wore a long pink dress withmatching accessories. And lastly contestant number six was Miss Sharla Flores wearing a long pink dresswith matching accessories. Sheis sponsored by Guava LimbCaf. It was indeed a night of beautyand glamour as all six lovelycontestants graced the stage. Ifthis is any indication of pageantnight, then it promises to be awonderful night of entertainmentand pageantry at its best. The program ended with theMCs inviting everyone to theOctavia W aight Center Auditorium on Saturday August 23, 2014, to cheer on andsupport their favorite contestant. The opportunity was alsoseized by the Mistress ofCeremony to highlight theupcoming events for thisSeptember celebrations asfollows: i)Saturday August 23: The Queen of the W est Pageant at the Octacia W aight Auditorium ii)Friday September 5: Children’ s talent show iii) T uesday September 9: Fire Engine parade on September 9 iv) W ednesday September 10: Parade through the principalstreets of San Ignacio and SantaElena v) Saturday September 13: Round One of Best of the W est talent show vi) Saturday September 13: The second contestant, Miss Carmelita Lara wore a long one strap turquoise dress withmatching accessories, sponsoredby Hon. Er win Contr eras Area Representative for the CayoW est Constituency Miss Hamira A we was the third contestant, wearing a longblack dress with patternedbottom; she is sponsored by Mr Omar Figeroa UDP Standard Full moon concert at theW elcome Center vii) W ednesday September 17: Best of the W est finals viii) Saturday September 20: Independence Eve ceremony andcelebrations ix) Sunday September 21: Grand Independence Dayceremonies and parade throughthe principal streets of SanIgnacio and Santa Elena. This year ’ s September Celebrations will be held underthe theme: “Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, T ogether for Belize!” Don’t Be A Litter Don’t Be A Litter Don’t Be A Litter Don’t Be A Litter Don’t Be A Litter Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!!


Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, August 24, 2014 Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Savannah Ar ea, San Ignacio T own, Cayo T elephone: 804-2522 Free Delivery within town limits. HODE’S PLACE W e offer d el iciousl y pr epar ed food in an amazing l yr el ax ed at mospher e. W e al so cat er for l ar g e or small gr oups. CELL: 610-3503 or 627-9966 TEL: 824-4971 SHOPPERS’ CHOICE SHOPPERS’ CHOICE SHOPPERS’ CHOICE SHOPPERS’ CHOICE SHOPPERS’ CHOICE Back to School sale!!! W e sell: Digicell & Smar t phones, Laptops. Kitchen Appliances. Cosmetics.School shoes 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. Motorcycles. Etc... Back to School Deals Only At Shopper ’S Choice. Follow us on Facebook Receive A FREE Gift For Every $500 Or Mor e Y ou Editor: Sherlene Dawson Of fice T el: 804-4900 Cell: 626-8822 Publisher: Nyani K. Azueta August “The Newspaper that cares and dares to bring out the truth” #42 George Price Highway Santa ElenaT own,Cayo District, Belize, CA W e would like to wish all our customers a happy September Celebrations!!!!!!!!! Contributed By: Janice Swift “Encourage each other every day while it is ‘today .’” (Hebrews 3:13a NCV) If you’re married, God hasgiven you an incredibly importantrole: to be your spouse’ s biggest fan. It’ s a job only you can do in the way God desires, and yourspouse desperately needs you todo it. W e live in a world full of critics. W e don’ t have to look far to find someone who will put usdown. That’ s why every person on the planet desperately needs to beaffirmed by someone on aregular basis. It’ s how God wired us. If you’re married, one suchperson should be your spouse. To have a growing marriage, it’ s essential for you and your spouseto build into your marriagecontinual affirmation of oneanother More than likely it’ s something that was a part of yourmarriage in the beginning. Fewpeople will marry someone whodoesn’ t af firm them in some way But like so many other parts of a Be Y our Spouse’ s Biggest Fan growing marriage, it often fadesover the course of time. The Bible says in Hebrews3:13, “Encourage each other every day while it is ‘today’”(NCV) What should you affirm in your spouse? Af firm the value of your spouse. When you’re dealing with houses, the word“appreciate” means to rise in value. Y ou raise the value of other people when you appreciatethem. As you appreciate your spouse, you help your spousesee the value you place onhim or her and you raise the value of your marriage. Proverbs12:25 says, “A word of encouragement does wonders”(LB) A word of encouragement will do wonders for yourmarriage — or any otherrelationship you’re in. *Affirm the strengths of your spouse. Y ou will bring out the best in your spouse when youpoint out his or her best, not bypointing out his or her worst.Choose to be a dream builder not a dream buster W e ultimately become what other people see in us. No person in your spouse’ s life will impact his or herself-identity and ultimately his or her future, like you. *Affirm the ministry of your spouse. Let your spouse know how much you appreciate what heor she does for God’ s sake in the world. Y ou can each make unique contributions to the world. Cheeryour spouse on as he or she “This is your UDP Government at work in the normal course” Hon. Dean Barrow Prime Minister of Belize makes contributions. Help yourspouse see the impact beingmade for Jesus’ sake. W e have incredible power over our spouses’ understanding ofthemselves. W e can use that power to build them up or tearthem down. It’ s our choice. And it’ s one of the most important choices we make forthe health of our marriage.


Sunday, August 24, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 7 BULLET TREE F ALLS, Cayo, W ednesday August 20, 2014: A 52 year old housewife from Bullet T ree Falls village in the Cayo District visited the SanIgnacio police station where shereported an incident of robbery The complainant, Betty Cruz informed that she was withher wheel chair confined husbandand a worker in the El Pilar Suspected Guatemalan Bandidos Attack Suspected Guatemalan Bandidos Attack Suspected Guatemalan Bandidos Attack Suspected Guatemalan Bandidos Attack Suspected Guatemalan Bandidos Attack Mayan reserve when ataround 1:00pm on W ednesday August 20, two Hispanic malepersons showed up on herproperty asking for a drink ofwater She told the police that while she was gettingthe water three other men, wearing masks and brandishingassault rifles suddenly appeared.She said that the men spoke Spanish with a clear Guatemalanaccent. The couple was relievedof one thousand dollars in cash,two chainsaws, an electricalconverter several security cameras as well as an assortmentof food items. Cruz further alleged that, withthe chain saw one of the men cut down a wooden post to whichwas attached two solar panels. One of the panels shatteredto pieces as it hit the groundwhile the other fell andremained on the thatched roofof the farm house. Police searched the area and, on a nearby hilltop, found signs of acamping/resting area which thatthey believe was used by therobbers as a stakeout spot. Policesay that the information has beenshared with their Guatemalancounterparts on the other side of theborder


Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, August 24, 2014 Once there was a man named Jim who let his dog out to relieve himself late one night. Hewatched some TV and then remembered to let the dog back in.When he opened the door he was shocked at what he saw! In his dog'smouth was his neighbor's cat, dead!"Bad dog! BAD DOG!" said the panicked man. He took the cat away andlooked at it. He couldn't bringhimself to tell his neighborwhat happened, so he decidedto clean it up and leave it onthe neighbour's porch. He tookthe cat into the bathroomand washed off all the blood anddirt. It took him forever He had to Dead Kitty wash it four times to get it allcleaned. He brushed it's beautifulwhite fur as he blow dried it, and putit's collar back on. Since it was sodark, he snuck into the neighbor'syard, and laid the cat down on theporch, in front of the door The next day he was on his way to the car to go to work and his neigh-bor was outside. "Hi," he said. "Hi," replied Jim, nervously His neighbor said, "something weird happened last night." "Oh yeah? What's that," asked Jim, sweating now "W ell, my cat died yesterday and we buried him, and this morn-ing he was lying on my frontporch!" Farmer Jones got out of his car andwhile heading for his friend's door noticed a pig with a wooden leg. Hiscuriosity roused, he ask, "Fred, how'd that pig get him a woodenleg?" Fred said "W ell Michael, that's a mighty special pig! A while back a wild boar attackedme while I was walking inthe woods. That pig there camea runnin', went after that boarand chased him away Saved my life!" Farmer Jones said "And the boar tore up his leg?" "No he was fine after that. But a bit later we had that fire.S tar ted in the shed up against the barn. W ell, that ole pig started squealin' like he wasstuck, woke us up, and 'fore we Special Pig got out here, the darn thing hadherded the other animals out ofthe barn and saved 'em all!" "So that's when he hurt his leg, huh, Fred?" "No, Michael. He was a might winded, though. When my tractorhit a rock and rolled down the hillinto the pond I was knocked cleanout. When I came to, that pig haddove into the pond and dragged meout 'fore I drownded. Sure did savemy life." "And that was when he hurt his leg?" "Oh no, he was fine. Cleaned him up, too." "OK, Fred. So just tell me. How did he get the wooden leg?" "W ell" the farmer tells him, "A pig like that, you don't want to eatall at once." One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the monkey wasreading two books the Bibleand Darwin's The Origin ofSpecies. In surprise he asked the The Monkey monkey Why are you reading both those books"? "W ell," said the monkey "I just wanted to know if I was mybrother's keeper or my keeper'sbr other ." In Santa Elena T own, there was a big old Hamans tree by theCarmen Memorial fence. Oneday two boys filled up abucketful of Hamans nuts and satdown by the tree, out of sight, andbegan dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. One for you, onefor me," said one boy Several were dropped and rolled downtoward the fence. Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle.As he passed, he thought heheard voices from inside the cemetery He slowed down to investigate. Sureenough, he heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me."He just knew what it was. "Oh my ," he shuddered, "it's Satan and S t. Peter dividing the souls at the cemeter y .” He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Justaround the bend he met an old manwith a cane, hobbling along. "Come her e quick," said the boy One For Y ou, One For Me "you won't believe what I heard.Satan and S t. Peter ar e down at the cemetery dividing up thesouls." The man said, "Beat it, kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk."When the boy insisted, though, theman hobbled to the cemetery Standing by the fence they heard,"One for you, one for me. One foryou, one for me..." The old man whispered, "Boy you've been tellin' the truth.Let's see if we can see the devilhimself." Shaking with fear they peered through the fence, yet were stillunable to see anything. The old manand the boy gripped the wrought ironbars of the fence tighter and tighter asthey tried to get a glimpse of Satan.At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. And one last one for you. That's all. Now let's go getthose nuts by the fence, and we'llbe done." We AMS T o Please


Sunday, August 24, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 9 The BELIZE ELECTRIC COMP ANY LIMITED (BECOL) is accepting applications for the post of ENVIRONMENT AL/HEAL TH/SAFETY OFFICERBECOL is the owner and operator of the Chalillo, Mollejon, and V aca Hydroelectric Power S tation Projects. The main function of the company is to provide clean and reliable ener gy to BEL. The company’ s foremost concern is the safety of its employees and the running of an environmentally sound operation by following the guidelines of the International Standards Organization, category ISO14001.JOB DESCRIPTION:Responsible for the adherence of the health and Safety program and manage the Environmental Management System (EMS) for all three facilities. Ensure thatall legal requirements are adhered to.JOB DUTIES: *Preparing and producing educational resources aimed at different groups, including schools, youth groups, community groups and business Giving talks and presentations Responding to enquiries and complaints from the general public; W riting press releases Organizing and facilitating environmental awareness events such as presentations and workshops Developing local school and public grounds in co-operation with schools or businesses, for example, creating and maintaining a wildlife garden *Maintains liaison with local government, environmental groups and stakeholders Conduct water quality monitoring as per requirements of the company’ s ECP Conduct wildlife study and scarlet macaw study in conformance with the ECP Manage ISO14001 Management System Responsible for the Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) matters relating to the implementation of the work requirement of the projects. Planning, co-ordinate and condcted HSE activities, training and program T o carry out site inspections and audit with the project management team, in ensuring that only safe methods of working are in operation and all regulations are being observed Ensure site safety compliance among all level of employees, keep and maintain all safety equipment, PPE, signage etc. Ensure that records or checklist are completed and filed for all inspections, audits or exercises. Lead investigation for any accident T o undertake any and all other duties and responsibilities as so instructed by the Management QUALIFICA TIONS: Minimum of Associate Degree in Environmental Science, Biology or equivalent program Be computer literate with working knowledge of word-processing and spreadsheet applications Good command of English; an added proficiency in Spanish would also be an assetREQUIRMENTS: Possess good verbal and written communication Possess good time management and organizational skills Be assertive and be a people person Demonstrate initiative Must reside or relocate to San Ignacio/Santa Elena or Benque V iejo T own SALAR Y: The remuneration package is commensurate with qualifications and experianceInterested persons should send a letter of applicaiton along with their curriculum vitae and letters of reference by September 12, 2014 to: Administrative Assistant Belize Electric Company Limited P .O. Box 87 San Ignacio T own, Cayo District V ACANCY SAN IGNACIO, Cayo,W ednesday August 20, 2014: A number of criminal cases, some serious, are being struckout for want of prosecution whena policeman, on interdiction, isnot appearing in court to giveevidence. This is the case with policeconstable Maxwell V alerio Some of the recent cases Criminal Cases Falling Like Flies Criminal Cases Falling Like Flies Criminal Cases Falling Like Flies Criminal Cases Falling Like Flies Criminal Cases Falling Like Flies being struck out because ofV alerio’ s non-appearance in court are: i) August 4: Possession of a controlled drug, 6.5 grams ii) August 4: Damage to property iii) August 8: Possession of a controlled drug, 9.5 grams iv) August 12: Possession of Ammunition charges for ten .38 rounds v) August 14: Possession of a controlled drug, 1.5 grams vi) August 20 Possession of a controlled drug, 6 grams vii) And the big one gone down the drain on August 20: Possession of a controlleddrug 9,762.2 grams and thealleged traffickers walkedFREE When the ordinary citizenfails to appear in court, abench warrant is issued and thepolice pick up the ordinarypersons and throw us in jail.When the police disobey a courtorder justice is derailed, justice is denied and the case is, withthe stroke of the magistrate’ s pen, dashed down the drain.Then we wonder why thepeople from San Jose Succotzare lightening tires acrossthe George Price Highway?


Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, August 24, 2014 Epilepsy is a group oflong-term neurological disorderscharacterized by epilepticseizures. These seizures areepisodes that can vary from briefand nearly undetectable to longperiods of vigorous shaking. Inepilepsy seizures tend to recur and have no immediate underlying cause while seizuresthat occur due to a specific causeare not deemed to representepilepsy In most cases the cause isunknown, although some peopledevelop epilepsy as the result ofbrain injury stroke, brain cancer and drug and alcohol misuse,among others. Epileptic seizuresare the result of excessive andabnormal cortical nerve cellactivity in the brain. Thediagnosis typically involvesruling out other conditions thatmight cause similar symptoms(such as syncope) as well as figuring out whether anyimmediate causes are present.Epilepsy can often be confirmedwith an electroencephalogram(EEG) Epilepsy cannot be cured, butseizures are controllable withmedication in about 70% ofcases. In those whose seizures donot respond to medication,sur gery neurostimulation or dietary changes may beconsidered. Not all cases ofepilepsy are lifelong, and asubstantial number of peopleimprove to the point thatmedication is no longer needed. About 1% of people worldwide (65 million) have epilepsy and nearly 80% of cases occur indeveloping countries. Epilepsybecomes more common aspeople age. In the developedworld, onset of new cases occursmost frequently in infants and theelderly; in the developing worldthis is in older children and youngadults, due to differences in thefrequency of the underlyingcauses. About 5–10% of all people will have an unprovokedseizure by the age of 80, and thechance of experiencing a secondseizure is between 40 and 50%.In many areas of the world thosewith epilepsy either have theirability to drive restricted ordisallowed, but most are able toreturn to driving after a period of Epilepsy Epilepsy Epilepsy Epilepsy Epilepsy time without seizures. Signs and Symptoms Someone who has bitten the tipof their tongue while having aseizure. Epilepsy is characterized by along-term risk of recurrentseizures. These seizures maypresent in several waysdepending on the part of the braininvolved and the person's age. Causes Epilepsy is not a single diseasebut a symptom that can resultfrom a number of differentdisorders. By definition theseizures occur spontaneously andwithout an immediate cause suchas acute illness. The underlyingcause of epilepsy may beidentified as genetic or as due tostructural or metabolic problems,but in 60% of cases the cause isunknown. Genetic, congenital,and developmental conditions aremore common among youngerpeople, while brain tumors andstrokes are more likely in olderpeople. Seizures may also occuras a consequence of other healthproblems; if they occur rightaround a specific cause, such asa stroke, head injury toxic ingestion or metabolic problem,they are known as acutesymptomatic seizures and are inthe broader classification ofseizure-related disorders ratherthan epilepsy itself. Many ofthe causes of acute symptomaticseizures can also lead to latterseizures in which case it is knownas secondary epilepsy Genetics Genetics is believed to be involved in the majority of cases, eitherdirectly or indirectly Some epilepsies are due to a single genedefect (1–2%) ; most are due to the interaction of multiple genes andenvironmental factors. Each of thesingle gene defects is rare, with morethan 200 in all described. Some of the genes involved affect ionchannels, enzymes, GABA, and Gprotein-coupled receptors. In identical twins, if one isaffected there is a 50–60%chance that the other will also beaffected. In non-identical twinsthe risk is 15%. These risks aregreater in those with generalizedthan focal seizures. If both twinsare affected, most of the timethey have the same epileptic syndrome (70–90%) Other close relatives of a person withepilepsy have a risk five times thatof the general population.Between 1 and 10% of those withDown syndrome and 90% ofthose with Angelman syndrome have epilepsy Secondary Epilepsy may occur as a resultof a number of other conditionsincluding tumors, strokes, headtrauma, previous infections ofthe central nervous system,genetic abnormalities, and as aresult of brain damage around thetime of birth. Of those with braintumors, almost 30% haveepilepsy making them the cause of about 4% of cases. The risk isgreatest for tumors in thetemporal lobe and those thatgrow slowly Other mass lesions such as cerebral cavernousmalformations and artiovenousmalformations have risks as highas 40–60%. Of those who havehad a stroke, 2–4% developepilepsy In the United Kingdom strokes account for15% of cases and it is believedto be the cause in 30% of theelderly Between 6 and 20% of epilepsy is believed to be due tohead trauma. Mild brain injuryincreases the risk about two-foldwhile severe brain injuryincreases the risk seven-fold. Inthose who have experienced ahigh powered gunshot wound tothe head, the risk is about 50%. The risk of epilepsy followingmeningitis is less than 10%; thatdisease more commonly causesseizures during the infectionitself. In herpes simplexencephalitis the risk of a seizureis around 50% with a high risk ofepilepsy following (up to 25% ). Infection with the porktapeworm, which can resultin neurocysticercosis, is thecause of up to half of epilepsycases in areas of the worldwhere the parasite is common. Epilepsy may also occur afterother brain infections such ascerebral malaria, toxoplasmosis,and toxocariasis. Chronicalcohol use increases the risk ofepilepsy: those who drink sixunits of alcohol per day have atwo and a half fold increase inrisk. Other risks includeAlzheimer's disease, multiplesclerosis, tuberous sclerosis,and autoimmune encephalitis.Getting vaccinated does notincrease the risk of epilepsy Malnutrition is a risk factorseen mostly in the developingworld, although it is unclearhowever if it is a direct cause oran association. Syndromes There are a number of epilepsysyndromes which are typicallygrouped by age of onset intoneonatal period, childhood,adulthood, and those withno strong age relationship.Additionally there are groupswith specific constellations ofsymptoms, those due to specificmetabolic or structural causes,and those of unknown cause.The ability to classify a case ofepilepsy into a specific syndromeoccurs more often with children.Some types include benignrolandic epilepsy (2.8 per 100,000) childhood absence epilepsy (0.8 per 100,000) and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy(0.7 per 100,000) Febrile seizures and benign neonatalseizures are not forms ofepilepsy Prevention While many cases are notpreventable, efforts to reducehead injuries, provide good carearound the time of birth, andreduce environmental parasitessuch as the pork tapeworm maybe effective. Efforts in one partof Central America to decrease rates of pork tapeworm resultedin a 50% decrease in new casesof epilepsy


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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, August 24, 2014 ARIES: Mar ch 22 to April 20 Courage and vitality are strong,so put your energy to good useand reap the results. The accent onleisure and pleasure continues,when the chance to goof off anddo things you enjoy can helprechar ge your batteries. However go easy if you need to sign anagreement or have detailed workto do, as there is potential formistakes unless you take extracare. The Sun's move into V ir go on Friday ushers in a time of yearwhen the focus turns to healthand lifestyle issues. Lucky numbers: 09, 37, 59. T AURUS: April 21 to May 21 Certain people may seemmore opinionated than usual, andperhaps given to extremes ofbehavior It might help to calm a tricky situation by talking thingsthrough before they come to ahead. The accent on home andfamily matters brings relaxation andrelief, though it pays not to upset theapple cart. Go easy when it comes toromance, as someone may not be asthey seem. There are attractiveoptions, but remember that all thatglitters is not necessarily gold. Lucky numbers: 44, 67, 73. Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Y ou may feel somewhat stressed if too many demands are madeon your time and ener gy This week's alignment suggests this couldbe the case unless you take steps todelegate work and ease the pressure.Plus, if you face delays, it might beeasier to go with the flow than tryand force the pace. On a positivenote, friends and family have yourbest interests at heart and will wantto step in with bright suggestionsif they suspect you're feelingoverwhelmed. Lucky numbers: 19, 22, 41. CANCER June 21 to July 21 There's too much positivepotential showing up around youto let negative thinking win outthis week. If someone insists ontalking about their problems andit's getting to you, you may need tohave a word. Y ou're in your element when it comes to financial matters.Confidence and ease could be thecatalysts for ideas that bring in extracash. The more creative you can be withyour money the more money you'll have to enjoy Lucky numbers: 01, 20, 53. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Y ou may feel like strutting your stuff and sharing your natural geniuswith the world, but you could bestopped in your tracks by issues athome, where there could be a setback. However it won't help to vent or dramatize the situation. Insight andunderstanding could help you get tothe bottom of things if all else fails. Inaddition, asking for help may benecessary if you've come to theend of your tether Later cast a glance at your finances, as doing so couldsave you money Lucky numbers: 07, 29, 64. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 If you've been caught up in dreamsand fantasies, the week ahead bringsan opportunity to restore them to life.While there's still a focus on yourspiritual sector the days ahead spotlight a shift as the Sun movesinto your sign. Pick one goal thatappeals to you and start some seriousplanning. On another note, you mayhit a brick wall in your interaction with acertain person. Resist the urge to keeptrying, as things will likely sortthemselves out. Lucky numbers: 79, 86, 93. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Social pursuits bring the mostpleasure over the week ahead. If it'sa lighthearted social buzz you want,you can have that and a lot morebesides. Dating and romance mayfigure strongly in your plans, withopportunities to rekindle the bond ina long-term partnership or spice upyour options concerning a new loveaf fair Y ou could be strapped for cash over the weekend due to no fault ofyour own, so keep some money inreserve for everyday bits and pieces.Lucky numbers: 61, 78, 82. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Be as cooperative as you can, butdon't let others distract you fromachieving your objectives. Keep yourpriorities in front of you and try to stickto them. This sounds easy in principle,but in practice you may find thatobstacles and delays prevent you frommoving ahead. T ry not to let this get to you, as with just a little patiencethings may be quickly resolved. Inaddition, your social life perks uppleasantly giving you an outlet for restless ener gy Lucky numbers: 04, 16, 26. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 W ith the current alignment giving you a craving for action, you havean abundance of energy for activitiesthat are strictly fun, exciting, andadventurous. However as the Sun joins Mercury in V ir go and your career sector you may be drawn back down to earth and to moremundane activities. Focusing on yourjob and business and career issuescould be very profitable if you'rewilling to make a plan and see itthrough to the end. On a spiritualnote, meditation may enhancerelaxation when you most need it.Lucky numbers: 55, 70, 88. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Y our social life could disappoint if you allow a certain person to getyou down. Y ou might need to firm up your boundaries and tell them in nouncertain terms that the behaviorwon't be tolerated. Y ou can go on to enjoy yourself once you get this outof the way In addition, finances continue to look good and couldget even better if you're willing touse your creative abilities to earnextra cash. Plus, travel andadventure may appeal, particularly ifyou're in need of a vacation. Lucky numbers: 25, 76, 99. AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 A misunderstanding or skewed judgment is a real possibility so don't take anything at face value,especially regarding financialmatters. If you need to signanything, double-check to make sureit's OK. In addition, participation ina social or group-sponsored eventcan have many benefits for animportant relationship. It's worthyour while to get busy planningyour social calendar for the weeksahead. Regarding a career matter delays may work in your favor ifyou can avoid impatience. Lucky numbers: 03, 13, 34. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 There may be a restlessenergy present that if channeledconstructively could result in a goldenopportunity Rather than indulge a desire to enjoy yourself, put someeffort into work or career goals. Itcould pay big dividends. Later the focus shifts to your relationshipsector as the Sun joins Mercury inV ir go. Over the coming weeks you may benefit from the practical adviceof a friend, partner or co-worker especially if you act on it. However delays around travel plans couldcause frustration. Lucky numbers: 47, 52, 97. Don’t Be A Litter Don’t Be A Litter Don’t Be A Litter Don’t Be A Litter Don’t Be A Litter Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!!


Sunday, August 24, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 13 Our Charitable FundraisingEvent, the third annual PatrioticPaddle sponsored by BECOLis scheduled for August 30, 2014. The event is in honor ofre-visiting the route of the"Flowers Bank 14" paddle to Belize City and in celebration ofthe decision to defend theSettlement. The Paddle starts at 8:30 amwith a short opening in FlowersBank V illage after which we move off at 9am to BurrellBoom where we'll have lunch.Burrell Boom will be an entrypoint for paddlers wishing to joinin the event. W e move from Burrell Boom to ManateeLookout in Ladyville which isalso an entry point. W e'll take a few minutes break there beforecontinuing to Courthouse Wharfin Belize City THIS IS NOT A RACE and all crafts are to paddle along together Canoes and kayaks can participate in theevent. Registration for the event is$25 per person anybody canparticipate. This include a t-shirt,a medal of participation, lunch,snacks, juice and water along theroute, oh yes, and free beer forall adult paddlers who registerearly All BCAnoe members will Third Annual Patriotic Paddle Third Annual Patriotic Paddle Third Annual Patriotic Paddle Third Annual Patriotic Paddle Third Annual Patriotic Paddle earn points toward end of yearawards. click the following linkfor the registration form: http:// www PatrioticPaddleReg.pdf This year we encouraged you todecorate your canoe or kayak withour Patriotic Colors, there willbe prizes for the top 3 Most LikedDecorated Patriotic crafts.Please take pictures of ourcanoe/kayak before going onthe river in order for us to havethe best view of the decoratedcraft. This is because during thepaddle, your decorations maybeloosen. The pictures should beemailed to the association( where we'll have a Facebook contest, the 3with the most likes win. This year's recipient will beMarla's House of Hope in Belmopan. They provide a safe,loving, nurturing care for God'schildren who have been removedfrom an abusive environment.W e encourage all to make a donation toward the cause. Y ou can send a check to P O Box 283,Belmopan, or can drop it off toany of our Executive members,deposit to r bank accountnumber 645 1 1 17173 at theBelize Bank or call 601 4197 topledge your donation. Companieswho need to go through theirprotocol can ask me for anof ficial donation request letter Receipts will follow! For our friends outside Belize,who wish to make a donation,please get in contact with me so we can arrange how best andeasiest you can make yourdonation! W e encourage all participants to register by August 22 early so that we can make adequatepreparation for you. Registeringearly ensures you FREE BEER(all adult paddlers) after your long paddle what better way tosay job well done with a coldbeer? Also, it guarantees your t-shirt size. Ladies, we'regetting ladies style tees foryou and only for those whomregister before Aug 22 we'll order for Everyone is welcomed toparticipate and come out tosupport the event. SPECIAL THANKS to BECOLfor their continued sponsorshipof this event, and our partners,LoveFM, Belikin, Institute forSocial and Cultural Research(ISCR) National Kriol Council, Architectural Accents Ltd, Sea Sports Belize, and Bella DeesSoaps. Thank you for your donationsand participation in our 3rdAnnual Patriotic Paddle!Remember your Life Jackets, andsend us your pictures of yourdecorated canoe. V acancy V acancy exist for a male sales person between the age of 25-30 Must be bi-lingual (English/ChineseCantonese or Mandarin preferable) Must be willing to work with flexible working hours and go the extra mile Must possess valid driver ’ s license (Automatic) Must be honest and hardworking Call 824-2515 during normal working hours to set an appointment


Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, August 24, 2014 Continued From Page 4 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: W ash, V accum, Armoral & Engine W ash As W ell As Pr essur e W ashing Outside of Houses #6 Hudson S tr eet, San Ignacio T own T elephone: 824-2101 Venus Photos & Records, where the prices are unbeatable Venus Photos & Records, where the prices are unbeatable Venus Photos & Records, where the prices are unbeatable Venus Photos & Records, where the prices are unbeatable Venus Photos & Records, where the prices are unbeatable and service is our #1 priority!!! and service is our #1 priority!!! and service is our #1 priority!!! and service is our #1 priority!!! and service is our #1 priority!!! In S tock NOW : ST A TIONERIES: BRC School Books, Dictionar y, Bible, Exercise Books, Folder Sheets, Pens, Pencils,etc. Don’t forget DVD and CD’ s for ONL Y $1.00 each W e also do instant Photos for Passpor t, Permit, Driver ’ s License, etc. A large variety of Electronics Photos & Records Photos & Records Photos & Records Photos & Records Photos & Records VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS Rugby: The First Four northern and southern districts.From these teams we will selectplayers for a national sevensand 15-man teams to competeinternationally .” Rugby Belize, under theauspices of the Belize RugbyBoard, has already establishedlinks with rugby federations inMexico, Guatemala, CostaRica and further afield and plansare afoot to participate ininternational friendlies “as soon as we can” says T ony “Rugby Belize is looking for players – men, women, girlsand boys of all ages who wouldlike to give it a go, no experi-enced necessary as we will havecoaches on hand. T raining events are planned throughoutthe country and anybody interested should go towww and make contact.” Further inquiries / information:T ony Gillings Founder Rugby BelizeT : +353 86 389 3865 E: tonygillings@hotmail.comwww Haddan GarbuttHattieville United Y outh Spor ts ClubT : 342 5790 / 623 4457E: hattievilleunitedyouths@yahoo.comwww NOTES The Belize Rugby Board will beaffiliated with the National SportsCouncil and the Belize Olympicand Commonwealth GamesAssociation, and will aim toachieve associate membership ofthe International Rugby Board(the global governingauthority of rugby union)within two years. This will allowteams to represent Belize in aprofessional competitivecapacity in rugby union, sevensand other appropriate events,regionally and further afield. There are rugby authorities throughout Central America, including Mexico, Guatemala,Honduras, Costa Rica, Panamaand El Salvador and across the Caribbean. There are also tworegional authorities: CONSUR – which organizes and managescompetitions throughout Southand Central America and NACRA which looks after competitions in the North. RugbyBelize will seek to apply formembership of NACRA, but willbe guided by the IRB. Rugby Union is just one of anumber of variants (codes) of the sport. Others are League, Sevens,Wheelchair and Underwater Whilst Sevens comes under theauspices of rugby union, each ofthe other codes has a separateglobal governing authority and the Belize Rugby Board aims toestablish links with these to helpin future development of thesport. The Founder of Rugby Belize,T ony Gillings, is a keen rugby enthusiast, writer and works as anHR Consultant. He is currentlybased in Ireland but plans to re-locate to Belize. Monday: Draft Beer $3.00 T uesday: Local Rum $3.00 W ednesday: Panty Ripper $3.95 Mondays to Fridays: Regular Margarita $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


Sunday, August 24, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 15 Continued From Front Page The BELIZE ELECTRIC COMP ANY LIMITED (BECOL) is accepting applications for the post of POWER PLANT OPERA T OR. BECOL is the owner and operator of the Chalillo, Mollejon, and V aca Hydroelectric Power Station Projects. The main function of the company is to provide clean and reliable energy toBEL. The company’ s foremost concern is the safety of its employees and the running of an environmentally sound operation by the following the guidelines of the InternationalStandards Organization, category ISO14001.JOB DESCRIPTION:Operates and controls all plant equipment from centralized and remote control panel boards.JOB DUTIES: Monitors and operates all plant generation equipment from cntralized and remote control panels according to plant operating procedures *Assres compliance with all operating and safety procedures including issue of protective tagging ad maintaining operational records and logs *Participates in approved training program and study operating manuals to assure increased knowledge and competency in work performance Performs minor maintenance during normal shift and assists in maintenance effort during unit and/or equipment outage. *Performs other related duties as requiredSALAR Y: Dependent on Qualifications and experienceQUALIFICA TION REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering or High School Diploma with five years related experience Knowledge of power plant or large industrial equipment and operating procedures preferred Ability to comprehend complex operating manuals, blueprints and flow diagrams Have a clean police record and good inter-personal skillsThe successful applicant must relocate and reside in the San Ignacio/Santa Elena T own area or Benque V iejo del Carmen T own. Application letter, accompanied by two (2) letters of reference, must be submitted bySeptember 12, 2014 to: Administrative Assistant Belize Electric Company Limited P .O. Box 87 San Ignacio T own, Cayo District V ACANCY You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. -Bob Marley -Bob Marley -Bob Marley -Bob Marley -Bob Marley Unitedville Murder in Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t Be Be Be Be Be A A A A A Litter Litter Litter Litter Litter Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Put Garbage Put Garbage Put Garbage Put Garbage Put Garbage In It’s In It’s In It’s In It’s In It’s Proper Place Proper Place Proper Place Proper Place Proper Place Keep Keep Keep Keep Keep San Ignacio San Ignacio San Ignacio San Ignacio San Ignacio & & & & & Santa Elena Santa Elena Santa Elena Santa Elena Santa Elena Clean and Clean and Clean and Clean and Clean and Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!! Beautiful!!! The scene was processed afterwhich the body was transportedto the San Ignacio communityhospital where it was officiallypronounced dead by themedical of ficer on duty It was subsequently placed insidethe morgue as it awaits thelegally required post-mortemexamination. While an arrest is yet to bemade, several persons weredetained, questioned andreleased. Under the reassurancesthat all calls will be held in thestrictest of confidence, thepolice have launched a publicappeal for information that canassist in the investigation. Thepolice can be contacted at 91 1 or at 804-2022. The government wants tointroduce fingerprinting atsupermarkets to stop people frombuying too much of a single item. President Nicolas Maduro of V enezuela has announced a mandatory fingerprinting system insupermarkets to combat foodshortages and smuggling. He said the system would stop people from buying too much of asingle item. But the opposition in V enezuela rejected the plan, saying the policytreated all V enezuelans as thieves. Critics said fingerprintingconsumers of staple products wastantamount to rationing andconstituted a breach of privacy Up to 40% of the goods which Venezuela Plans To Introduce Supermarket Fingerprinting Venezuela Plans To Introduce Supermarket Fingerprinting Venezuela Plans To Introduce Supermarket Fingerprinting Venezuela Plans To Introduce Supermarket Fingerprinting Venezuela Plans To Introduce Supermarket Fingerprinting V enezuela subsidises for its domestic market are smuggled to Colombia,where they are sold at much higherprices, the authorities say "The amount of staples smuggled to Colombia would beenough to load the shelves of oursupermarkets," Gen Efrain V elasco Lugo, a military spokesman, told El Universal newspaper earlierthis week. The opposition blames what it saysare the failed left-wing policies of thepast 15 years initiated by latePresident Hugo Chavez for the country's economic crisis. Dissatisfaction with the shortage ofmany staples, as well as rampantcrime and high inflation, led thousandsof people in the western V enezuelan states of T achira and Merida to take to the streets in January The protests quickly spread to therest of V enezuela, which faces similar problems. V enezuela has deployed thousands A woman shopping for groceries at a supermarket in Caracas V enezuelan soldiers sear ch for smuggled goods in a car heading to Colombia of troops along its border withColombia to combat smuggling. Earlier this month V enezuela launched an anti-smuggling operationon its border with Colombia. It deployed 17,000 troops along the border and began closing all thecrossings at night. The one-month ban will be lifted inmid-September The decision to close the borderwas agreed with Colombia, where thesmuggling of cheap goods fromV enezuela is also seen as a major problem. The Colombian government says itleads to a big loss in taxes, withcomplaints of unfair competition facedby local businesses


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