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Sunday, October 5, 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. 416 Sunday, October 5, 2014 Price $1.00 Continues On Page 15 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Thursday October 2, 2014: As San Ignacio police continue the crackdown on increasing burglaryreports, three men from Santa ElenaT own were arrested and char ged for burglary and handling stolen goods. Those arrested are V ictor Hutchison 43, Belizean driver residing on La Loma Luz Boulevard;Jer ome Arnold, 45, Belizean laborer of #69 Eve Street and Mike Middleton, 54, Belizean laborer who lives in an apartment on Maxi Street. In the first reported incident, Ronel W agner 37, Belizean businessman residing at Mile 69 on the GeorgePrice Highway between San Ignacioand Benque V iejo T own, visited the police station and reported thatsometime between T uesday night, Three Burglaries Three Arrested V ictor Hutchison, 43 Jer ome Arnold, 45 Mike Middleton, 54 September 9 and W ednesday morning, September 10, his businessplace, R W Electronics, located on Joseph Andrews Drive in San Ignacio, was burglarized. W agner told the police that an employee, for getting that W ednesday was a holiday went to open the store for business when she noticed that thecash pan was missing. The employeeimmediately contacted W agner who SUNDA Y September 28, 2014: Heart attacks claims two more lives this week. The first incident occurred on Saturday September 27, when police were called to the Bullet T ree Falls V illage residence of Phillip Koeing, 44, Canadian, were they were directed to the lifeless body ofa male person later identified asMichael Martin 62, naturalized Belizean American from the same village. The investigation revealed that Mike was installing a Roto Plaswater tank for Koeing when hecollapsed in the yard. The body was transported to the Community Hospital in San Ignaciowhere it was officially pronounceddead. The legally required postmortem examination, conductedby Forensic Specialist Dr Ken certified that cause of death as Acute Pulmonary Edema, Acute Myocardial Michael Martin Infraction and severe Atheromatous of Coronary Arteries. No sign of violence was observed on the bodythereby ruling out foul play in Mike’ s death. Mike was an avid reader ofthe ST AR Newspaper The ST AR Newspaper family extends DeepestSympathy to Mike’ s family on his Two More Lives Heart Attack Claims Continues On Page 9


Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, October 5, 2014 Exporters from Latin America and the Caribbean will meet with buyersfrom around the world October 8-10in Mrida, Mexico Follow us on T witter at #LACFlavors / @BIDComercio@ConnectAmericas Hundreds of agri-food companiesfrom Latin America and the Caribbean will meet with buyers fromaround the world at LACFlavors,which will be held October 8-10 inthe Mexican city of Mrida. Organized by the Inter-AmericanDevelopment Bank through the Hundreds Of Agri-food Companies To ConnectWith International Clients At LACFlavors “This is your UDP Government at work in the normal course” Hon. Dean Barrow Prime Minister of Belize Belmopan. 30th September 2014: The Ministry of Natural Resourcesand Agriculture reminds the general public that it is illegal to mine,prospect and/or remove mineralswithout a legitimate permit/licensefrom the Mining Unit of the Ministryof Natural Resources and This is an Mineral Rights of fence prosecutable by law V iolators will be issued with a S top Order to cease and desist suchactivities. Those that do not complywith the Stop Order will be fined and/or imprisoned as per section 5 (a) (b)of Chapter 226 of the Laws of BelizeMines & Minerals Act. platform – thefirst business-oriented social networkin the Americas – the 6th edition of LAC Flavors is supported byProMxico, the Government ofthe S tate of Y ucatn, Mexico’ s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries andFood (SAGARP A) through the Agency for Agri-food Marketing and Development (ASERCA) and T rust Funds for Rural Development(FIRA). Representatives from an estimated400 companies will attend the three-day event, during whichthey will learn about the latesttrends in the industry throughworkshops given by noted expertson such issues as businessinternationalization, internationallogistics, packaging, and digitalmarketing tools for smallandmedium-size companies. They willalso attend specially organizedbusiness meetings with potentialclients, partners and service-providers. In the previous five editionsof LACFlavors, deals worth morethan $35 million were reached. In addition to food exporters, theevent will be attended by buyers frommajor international retail chains andlogistics and service companies.Representatives of trade promotionagencies from the countries of theregion will also be on hand. Attendance at LAC Flavors 2014 is free, and those interested canregister by filling out the formavailable at T : LACFlavors 2014 WHEN: October 8-10, 2014WHERE: Hotel Fiesta Americana & Hotel Hyatt Mrida, Y ucatan, Mexico For more information and toregister for the event go to: 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 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. 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


Sunday, October 5, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 3 SP ANISH LOOKOUT Cayo, T uesday September 30, 2014: A road traf fic accident in the Spanish Lookout community hasclaimed the life a helmetless youngmotorcyclist. Acting upon information received at around 2:00 pm on T uesday September 30 a team of policemenheaded to the scene of a road trafficaccident in Spanish Lookout.Arriving on the scene near W estern Dairies the police came upon a whiteT oyota pickup with Guatemalan license plates parked at the entranceto W estern Diaries. The vehicle was seen with a large dent on thepassenger side door About 10 feet T T T T T raffic F raffic F raffic F raffic F raffic F atality In Spanish Look atality In Spanish Look atality In Spanish Look atality In Spanish Look atality In Spanish Look out out out out out away was a blue Meilun scooter onthe ground almost in the middle of theroad. The investigation reveals that the pickup truck, driven at the time by Oscar Per ez Sr 83 year old business man of Benque V iejo T own, was exiting the W estern Dairies parking area when the motorcyclecollided into the left front side of thepickup. The driver of the pickup truck emerged with injuries to the leftupper arm and back. He was alsocomplaining of severe pain. T raveling in the front passenger seat of thepickup was Edwardo Hernandez, 23, Belizean laborer also fromBenque V iejo who emer ged without injury The helmetless motorcyclist, later identified as Heber Audulio Flores 23, Belizean laborer of T rapiche Area, Santa Elena T own, crashed headfirst into the glass andupper portion of the vehicle doorresulting in severe head injuries. Hewas picked up in an unconsciousstate and was first rushed to theW estern Regional Hospital in Belmopan and later transferredto the Karl Heusner MemorialHospital in a critical condition wherehe later died. The investigation led to the arrest of Oscar Perez on the following fourcharges: (i) Failure to give way when changing direction, (ii) Drove motor vehicle withoutdue care and attention, (iii) Manslaughter by negligence and(iv) Causing death by careless conduct. Oscar Per ez Sr ., 83 Quick & Easy Buy and Sell #1 1 Hudson S treet, San Ignacio T own V acancy V acancy exist for a Clerk Applicant must be: For more information please call 637-0786 to set an appointment Hardworking* Willing to work flexible hours* Bi-lingual* Willing to go the extra mile* Must be in possession of a valid driver ’ s license. (1st Publication) “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


Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, October 5, 2014 On Thursday 25 th September six new Rotary Scholars, each with anaccompanied parent, were invited toattend the Rotary Club of SanIgnacio’ s weekly meeting to be introduced to the Rotarians who arepartly responsible for making theircontinued education possible.Although many children from localprimary schools applied, these 6students were successful in theirapplications to receive a 4-yearRotary scholarship at one of theT win-T own’ s high schools. The students introduced themselves tothe Rotarians present and, aftertaking part in the Rotary Clubmeeting and receiving refreshments,were each presented with a Rotarypen. The Rotary Club of SanIgnacio annually selects 6ambitious students to receive thisscholarship and currently issupporting 23 local children throughhigh school. The money for thisvery expensive project is providedby donations from Rotarians, New R New R New R New R New R otar otar otar otar otar y Scholars y Scholars y Scholars y Scholars y Scholars Rotary Clubs, and individuals, aswell as through fundraisingefforts of the Rotary Club of SanIgnacio. The Club’ s Scholarship Committee, currently chaired by Rotarian Jack Barnes also provides mentors to follow these children through high school and regularly meet withtheir students to monitor theirprogress, give encouragementwhen needed, provide additionaltutoring if necessary and to assist with any problems the childrenmay have. In addition, the Club selects onepupil from the Rotary Scholars whoare graduating from high school eachyear to be awarded 2 years of furthereducation at a college/university oftheir choice. The six successful scholarsfor the new school year are (from lef t to right): T ricia Meza (Faith Nazarene Primary School) ; Jaheim V asquez (Sacred Heart Primary School) ; V ian Santiago (Santa Elena Primary School) ; Reeana Segura (Sacred Heart Primary School) ; Catherine Guerra (S t. Andrews Primary School); and Ancely Chun ( Bishop Martin Primary School) The Rafael Cal Rotary Scholarship Programme is in memoryof the Club’ s popular founder Rafael Cal, who sadly passed away someyears ago, but whose name lives onthrough this programme. (from lef t to right) T ricia Meza, Jaheim V asquez, V ian Santiago, Reeana Segura, Catherine Guerra, and Ancely Chun


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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, October 5, 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 y r 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 Sale Sale 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... SALE SALE SALE!!! For the entire month of September only at Shopper ’ s Choice and follow us on Facebook Receive A FREE Gift For Every $500 Or More Y ou Spend W ith Us. By: Rick W arr en “Y ou are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to myteachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set youfree.” (John 8:31b-32 NL T) T ruth be told, you can’ t even fathom your full potential. Only yourCreator can. Only God, the one whomade you, knows all you are capableof being. Y our parents, your spouse, your friends, your boss — they onlyget a glimpse of your potential. Only God knows what you’re trulycapable of. Y ou use such a small fraction of your brain. Y ou don’ t need more intelligence. Y ou need to use more of the intelligence you already have! Most people live for the approvalof others. They spend all of theirtime worrying about what others thinkof them. Y our life has been limited by replaying tapes in your head ofpeople who lied to you. They may noteven mean to lie to you, but they stilldo. They’ve told you that you can’tdo something or that you shouldn’teven bother because you’re not worthmuch anyway Y ou’ve played these tapes over and over in your mind. But they’relies! The people who madethose statements about you haveno idea about your potential. Y ou have to talk to your Creator forthat. Only he knows what he can dothrough your life. And only he can unlock that potential. How does hedo it? The Lord frees us through hisW ord. Jesus said this in John God’ s W ord W ill Unlock Y our Potential 8:31-32: “Y ou are truly my disciples if you remain faithfulto my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth willset you free” (NL T) God’ s W ord will unlock all you’ve been made todo and be. Through it, you’ll be ableto do things you never thoughtpossible. How do you do that? Learn God’ s W ord. God won’ t unlock your potential untilyou actually open the Bible andlearn it. Y ou won’ t unlock potential by osmosis. Y ou’ll start to do it by learning what the Biblesays. Accept God’ s W ord. The Bible has to be the authority inyour life. Y ou may not like what you’re reading, but — if youwant God’ s best for your life — you need to accept what it saysas the final authority for how youlive. Obey God’ s W ord. Y ou can’ t just learn God’ s W ord and accept God’ s W ord. Y ou have to do what the Bible teaches. Y ou don’ t get blessed for the parts of the Bible youknow Y ou get blessed for the parts of the Bible you do. Y ou were made for much more than you ever imagined. The Bibletells us in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “What God has planned for people wholove him is more than eyes haveseen or ears have heard. It hasnever even entered our minds!”(CEV) So open up God’ s W ord, and get ready to do what only God canimagine. W ednesday October 1, 2014: On Thursday Oct. 16, credit unions in our community and worldwidewill come together to celebrateInternational Credit Union Day andthe role that financial cooperatives playin improving the communities theyserve and the lives of their membersthe world over This year ’ s theme, “Local Service. Global Good,”encapsulates what has long beencredit unions’ philosophical principles— service to members and social responsibility This theme honors credit unions’constant drive to positively impacttheir communities to better serve theirmembers. It is the goal of all creditunions to offer access to affordablefinancial services to all their membersand provide even the most financiallydisadvantaged the tools and theopportunities to be financially self-sufficient. Credit unions are unique becausethey are not-for-profit, democraticallycontrolled, member-ownedcooperatives. Credit unions pool theirmembers’ assets to provide low-costloans and other financial services inthe best interest of the members, notto earn shareholder profits. The creditunion movement’ s cooperative spirit is embraced by nearly 208 millionmembers served by 57,000 creditunions in 103 countries worldwide,working together to achieveeconomic progress. Credit unionsplay a vital role in the economicdevelopment and stability of thecommunities they serve, helping people improve their lives throughaccess to affordable financial servicesand making the world a better placeto live. This year ’ s theme also champions the credit union model by shining lighton the industry’ s support of charity causes at the local, national andinternational levels. Help spreadawareness of our good work andcelebrate by participating incommunity activities throughout themonth and on our Open Day on Oct.16 at our office in San Ignacio. Stellar member service anddemocratic control are just some ofthe many benefits of being a creditunion or cooperative member That’ s as true of credit unions here in Belizeas it is in other cooperatively-ownedfinancial institutions from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Cooperativesand credit unions are founded oncommunity service, a principle that hasset them apart for more than 150years. This International Credit Union Day we hope everyone will join us incelebrating the credit union difference,our proud cooperative heritage andthe wonderful opportunities creditunions and cooperatives offermembers of the San Ignacio/SantaElena and surrounding communitiesevery day Raymond Michael TzulAssistant General ManagerT el: 824-2093 or 824-2800 Email: www www Credit Unions: “Local Service. Global Good.”


Sunday, October 5, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 7 Belmopan City Monday September 29th: The BELIZE Natural EnergyCharitable T rust is pleased to have partnered with Perenco BelizeLimited as well as with Our Lady ofFatima R. C. School and thecommunity of Douglas V illage to construct the second phase of atwo-story five-classroom extensionbuilding. This new extension replaces a badlydeteriorated building that the studentscurrently occupy In February 2014, the T rust provided a grant of $100,000 with PerencoBelize Limited contributing amatching $100,000. As well, the community of Douglas V illage provided counterpart funding in theform of labour A ground breaking ceremony was held on March 3 rd 2014 and construction started immediatelythereafter The 25’ x 80’, 4,000 sq. ft. two-story extension building wascompleted on September 27 th 2014. The inauguration for the secondphase of this project was held thismorning and the guest speaker wasthe Deputy Prime Minister andMinister of Natural Resources &Agriculture, Hon. Gaspar V ega. 55555Classr Classr Classr Classr Classr oom Building for Our Lady oom Building for Our Lady oom Building for Our Lady oom Building for Our Lady oom Building for Our Lady of F of F of F of F of F atima R.C. School Inaugurated atima R.C. School Inaugurated atima R.C. School Inaugurated atima R.C. School Inaugurated atima R.C. School Inaugurated Addressing the gathering on behalf ofthe BNE T rust was Chariman, Alber to August. The T rust takes this opportunity to applaud the students, staff andmanagement of the Our Lady of Fatima R.C. School as well as thecommunity of Douglas V illage for their dedication and commitmentto continuously improving thelearning environment at their schooland facilitating the development ofour youth. The T rust is committed to continue working closely with ourpartners to unlock the potential of theBelizean people and is proud toengage in meaningful partnerships suchas this that seeks to advance thedevelopment of our Country The Belize Natural EnergyCharitable T rust (BNECT) is a partnership between theGovernment of Belize and BelizeNatural Energy Limited,established by Deed of T rust dated February 25 th 2008. The T rust was established to make a difference in the lives of Belizeansand thus seeks to empower peopleand communities to thrive in aharmonious, socially andenvironmentally responsiblemanner so that they can be theconscious architects of their ownfutur e. The T rust’ s mission is to serve as a catalyst for people andcommunities to believe inthemselves so they can achievetheir full potential. Opportunitiesfor development areprovided through grants foreducational-related projects,capacity building programs andinitiatives that support the socialenvironment.For more information on the BNECT visit www .bnetrust.or g San Ignacio Magistrate Narda Morgan was in court on Monday defending her conduct in a FamilyCourt matter held in her courtroomearlier this year It concerns a child custody case and so we cannot name thepersons involved for legal reasons.But the Magistrate is accused ofoverstepping her boundaries withregard to her handling of this case,and Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin overturned her decision on Monday As it was explained to us, the woman’ s husband, represented by Rachel Montejo appeared before Magistrate Morgan for an ex partehearing resulting in her children beingtaken away from her without propernotice or representation. RachelMontejo was also representingMagistrate Morgan for a different casebut appearing in court before her wasa conflict of interest. Audrey Matura gave an update and said, “T oday the attorney for Narda Morgan, the Magistrate,conceded to our application andthe decision was quashed. Theyconceded that she does not havethe power to have an ex-partematter on custody issues. Y ou can have an ex-parte matter on domestic violence issues.Theyconceded also that my client hadthe right to be in Court, which iseverybody’ s right. So it may sound basic, but it’ s a right. W e were awarded costs in the sum of fivethousand dollars, which theGovernment will pay This is a victory on paper and everything.The reality remains that you cannever undo the fact that myclient’ s kids were t aken away from her The subsequent family problems that they have had areso many and this conduct by the Magistrate only exasperated analready fragile situation. Also my client wants people to know thatyou need to stand up and fight,even when the Judicial System,which is the very system you rely Magistrate Narda Morgan Magistrate Ruling Overturned Magistrate Ruling Overturned Magistrate Ruling Overturned Magistrate Ruling Overturned Magistrate Ruling Overturned DPM, Hon. Gaspar V ega BNE T rust Chariman, Alber to August WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING all BWEL Customers all BWEL Customers all BWEL Customers all BWEL Customers all BWEL Customers BWEL would like to inform alltheir customers of San Ignacio,Santa Elena, Belmopan andsurrounding villages that GodfreyGregory Garcia aka “Bigs” or “Bigga” is no longer working with our company HE IS NOT SELLING PRODUCTS OFBWEL. He is working for another company and NOT BWEL on to give you justice, is unjust toyou. Because it’ s not the system per-say it’ s the people who operate the system. So you stillhave to have faith. She has faithin the system. The matter washeard before the Chief Justice, and her position was exonerated.” Audrey Matura-Shepherd puts down the result to human error in thesystem. She says her client wishes thepublic to know of what happened andhow to avoid being deprived of one’ s rights.


Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, October 5, 2014 We AMS T o Please #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, Exer cise 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 Passport, 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 Three doctors are discussingwhich types of patients they prefer Doctor Godoy says, ''I prefer librarians. All their organs ar e alphabetized.'' Doctor Quellar says, ''I prefer mathematicians. All their organs are numbered.'' Doctor Ramirez says, ''Hmmm... I prefer lawyers. Theyare gutless, heartless,brainless, spineless, and theirheads and r ear -ends ar e interchangeable.'' Three Doctors Johnny was at school and theteacher said, "Someone use fascinate in a sentence.” Sally answered, "The zoo was fascinating." The teacher said, "Sorry Sally I said to use fascinate in asentence." Maria suggested, "I was fascinated at the zoo." Once again the teacher said, "No, Maria, I specificallysaid to use fascinate in asentence." Johnny said, "My sister has ten buttons on her sweater ." Again the teacher said, "Sorry Johnny I said use fascinate in a sentence." Johnny replied, "I know but her boobs are so big she can onlyfasten eight." Three Doctors A lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a police of ficer He thinks he's smarter being abig shot lawyer from Belize City andhas a better education than a policeof ficer from Benque V iejo. The officer asks for license andregistration. The lawyer asks, "What for?" The of ficer responds, "Y ou didn't come to a complete stop at thestop sign." The lawyer says, "I slowed down and no one was coming." "Y ou still didn't come to a complete stop. License and The Lawyer and the Police Officer registration please," say the officer impatiently The lawyer says, "If you can show me the legal difference be-tween slow down and stop, I'llgive you my license and registra-tion and you can give me theticket. If not, you let me go anddon't give me the ticket." The officer says, "That sounds fair please exit your vehicle." The lawyer steps out and theofficer takes out his batton and startsbeating the lawyer with it. The officersays, "Do you want me to stop or just slow down? Miss Beatrice the church organist, was in her eighties and hadnever been married. She was admiredfor sweetness and kindness to all. Oneafternoon the pastor came to call onher and she showed him intoher quaint sitting room. She invitedhim to have a seat while sheprepared tea. As he sat facing her old pump organ, the young minister noticed acut-glass bowl sitting on top of it. Thebowl was filled with water floated, of all things, a condom! When shereturned with tea and scones, theybegan to chat. The pastor tried to stiflehis curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater But soon it got the better of him and he could nolonger resist. “Miss Beatrice” he said, “I wonder if you would tell me about this?” pointing to the bowl. “Oh, yes” she replied, “isn’t it wonderful?” “I was walking through the park a few months ago and I foundthis package on the ground. Thedirections said to place it on theorgan, keep it wet and that itwould prevent the spread ofdisease. Do you know I haven’thad the flu all winter?”The pastor fainted! The S trange Floater One day at school, little Jimmyneeded to go to the restroom so heraised his hand. The strict substituteteacher asked him to say the fullalphabet before she would let him go. “But Miss, I am bursting to go,"said Jimmy "Y ou may go, but after you say the full alphabet." "A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-LM-N-O-Q-R-S-T -U-V -W -X-Y -Z," he said. Catching his mistake, the substituteasked, "Jimmy wher e is the 'P?'" He answered, "Halfway down my legs, Miss." Little Jimmy Notice is hereby be giventhat under the IntoxicatingLiquor License OrdinanceChapter 150 of the Laws ofBelize, Revised Edition2000, SHENGWEN WU is Liquor License Notice applying for a REST AURANT liquor license for the year 2015to operate Y ummy Chinese Restaurant located on #109 Geor ge Price Highway Santa Elena Cayo District.


Sunday, October 5, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 9 On Friday October 31 There wi ll be lots of CASH prizes and surprizes for the Scariest and the most creative costume!!! E ver y Mondays and T ue sdays 3 for 10 on beers and $3 on rum and soda drinks Ask for our mouth watering Ceviche and ask for D Catch Special! It ’ s going t o be Spoookie.... Halloween Party Two More Lives Heart Attack Claims sudden passing. May his soul rest ineternal peace and rise in glory The second incident occurred on Sunday September 28, when the police were called out to the LowerBarton Creek area in BlackmanEddy V illage where a 15 year old female child told the police that herfather Dale Alan Loy 57, also naturalized Belizean American, was out feeding the pigs before returningto the house here she found him lyingmotionless, face upwards, on the veranda. The body bore no signs of physical violence thereby ruling our suspicionof foul play The body was transported to the CommunityHospital in San Ignacio where it wasofficially pronounced dead. The legally required post mortem examination was also conducted byForensic Specialist Dr ken who certified the cause of death as Acute Cardiorespiratory failure, Acute Myocardial Infraction, ComplicatedAtheromatous of Coronary Arteries. Continued From Front Page A Public Service Message From: The San Ignacio/ Santa Elena T own Council 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 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, October 5, 2014 T uesday September 30, 2014: The Rotaract Club of BenqueV iejo held its Inauguration Ceremony on Saturday 27, 2014. The RotaryClub of San Ignacio is thesponsor of the newest Rotaract Clubin Belize, making it a total of 6Rotaract Clubs in the country The Rotaract Club of Benque V iejo was established on April 2, 2014, and chartered by Rotary Internationalon July 31, 2014. The Rotary Clubof San Ignacio presented theCharter Certificate to PresidentMiss Astrid Salazar A total of 15 young adults were inducted asRotaractors, and welcomed intothe Rotary family Rotary’ s Governor Elect for District 4250,Mr Rene V illanueva Sr was the Guest Speaker at the Ceremony This is a historical moment as it is the first Rotaract Club tobe founded in Benque V iejo del Carmen. The members arehonored to be included in thisgreat fellowship, and eager tocontinue its service to its localcommunities in the Cayo W est Area. Inauguration Ceremony of the Inauguration Ceremony of the Inauguration Ceremony of the Inauguration Ceremony of the Inauguration Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo This includes Benque V iejo del Carmen, San Jose Succotz, Arenal, Corozalito and Calla Creek. The Rotaract Club of Benque V iejo has been active in the communitybefore its chartering. One of the biggest projects that have been conducted is the “Fill-aBackpack Back to School Drive”where twenty-two primary school students in Benque V iejo and San Jose Succotz were provided with schoolsupplies and backpacks. TheRotaract Club of Benque V iejo expresses its gratitude to businesseslike Papa Mike’ s S tore, V ega’ s Distributors, Rosy’ s S tore, Luky’ s Netzone and Long Lucky Superstorein Benque V iejo T own, Benny’ s Kitchen in San Jose Succotz, and T ouch of Class Printing in Spanish Lookout who have supported itsfundraising initiatives towards thisproject. Rotaract is a worldwide volunteer-based organizationwhere young adults ages 18-30engage in community serviceprojects while developing theirleadership and professionalcapacity Rotaract, Rotary International’ s service club program for young adults ages 18-30, wasofficially inaugurated duringJanuary 1968 under RI PresidentLuther Hodges On March 13, 1968 the Rotaract Club of theUniversity of North Carolina-Charlotte, sponsored by the RotaryClub of North Charlotte, NorthCarolina, U.S.A., was the firstRotaract Club to receive its officialcharter Although this club is recognized as the first Rotaract club,Rotarians have been sponsoringsimilar organizations for youngadults since the early 1920s. For further information please feel free to contact us:Rotaract Club of Benque V iejo T el: +501-623-7740 Email:benqueviejorotaract@gmail.comFacebook: www BenqueV iejoRotaract Members of the Rotaract Club of Benque V iejo with Rotar y’ s Govenor Elect District 4250, Mr Rene V illanueva Sr Chronic obstructive pulmonarydisease (COPD) also known as chronic obstructive lung disease(COLD) and chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD) among others, is a type of obstructive lungdisease characterized by chronicallypoor airflow It typically worsens over time. The main symptoms includeshortness of breath, cough, andsputum production. Most people withchronic bronchitis have COPD. T obacco smoking is the most common cause of COPD, with anumber of other factors such as airpollution and genetics playing asmaller role. In the developing world,one of the common sources of airpollution is from poorly vented cook-ing and heating fires. Long-termexposure to these irritants causes aninflammatory response in the lungsresulting in narrowing of the smallairways and breakdown of lungtissue known as emphysema. Thediagnosis is based on poor airflow asmeasured by lung function tests. Incontrast to asthma, the airflowreduction does not improvesignificantly with the administrationof medication. COPD can be prevented byreducing exposure to the knowncauses. This includes efforts todecrease rates of smoking and toimprove indoor and outdoor airquality COPD treatments include: quitting smoking, vaccinations,rehabilitation, and often inhaled Chr Chr Chr Chr Chr onic Obstructive P onic Obstructive P onic Obstructive P onic Obstructive P onic Obstructive P ulmonar ulmonar ulmonar ulmonar ulmonar y Disease y Disease y Disease y Disease y Disease bronchodilators and steroids. Somepeople may benefit from long-term oxygen therapy or lungtransplantation. In those who haveperiods of acute worsening, increaseduse of medications and hospitalizationmay be needed. W orldwide, COPD af fects 329 million people or nearly 5% of thepopulation. In 2012, it ranked as thethird-leading cause of death, killingover 3 million people. The number ofdeaths is projected to increase dueto higher smoking rates and an agingpopulation in many countries. Itresulted in an estimated economic costof $2.1 trillion in 2010. Signs and Symptoms The most common symptoms of COPD are sputum production,shortness of breath and a productivecough. These symptoms are presentfor a prolonged period of time andtypically worsen over time. It isunclear if different types of COPDexist. While previously divided intoemphysema and chronic bronchitis,emphysema is only a description oflung changes rather than a diseaseitself, and chronic bronchitis is simplya descriptor of symptoms that may ormay not occur with COPD. Cough A chronic cough is usually the first symptom to occur When it exists for more than three months a year formore than two years, in combinationwith sputum production and withoutanother explanation, there is by definition chronic bronchitis. Thiscondition can occur before COPDfully develops. The amount of sputumproduced can change over hours todays. In some cases the cough maynot be present or only occursoccasionally and may not beproductive. Some people with COPDattribute the symptoms to a"smoker's cough" Sputum may be swallowed or spat out, dependingoften on social and cultural factors.V igorous coughing may lead to rib fractures or a brief loss ofconsciousness. Those with COPDoften have a history of "common colds" that last a long time. Shortness of Breath Shortness of breath is often the symptom that bothers people themost. It is commonly described as:"my breathing requires effort," "Ifeel out of breath," or "I can't getenough air in". Different terms, however may be used in dif ferent cultures. T ypically the shortness of breath is worse on exertion, of aprolonged duration, and worsens overtime. In the advanced stages it occursduring rest and may be alwayspresent. It is a source of both anxietyand a poor quality of life in those withCOPD. Many people with moreadvanced COPD breathe throughpursed lips and this action canimprove shortness of breath in some. Other Features In COPD, it may take longer to breathe out than to breathe in. Chest tightness may occur but is notcommon and may be caused byanother problem. Those withobstructed airflow may havewheezing or decreased sounds withair entry on examination of the chestwith a stethoscope. A barrel chest is a characteristic sign of COPD, but isrelatively uncommon. T ripod positioning may occur as the diseaseworsens. Advanced COPD leads to high pressure on the lung arteries, whichstrains the right ventricle of the heart.This situation is referred to as corpulmonale, and leads to symptoms ofleg swelling and bulging neck veins.COPD is more common than anyother lung disease as a cause of corpulmonale. Cor pulmonale hasbecome less common since the useof supplemental oxygen. COPD often occurs along with anumber of other conditions, due inpart to shared risk factors. Theseconditions include: ischemic heartdisease, high blood pressure,diabetes mellitus, muscle wasting,osteoporosis, lung cancer anxiety disorder and depression. In those withsevere disease a feeling of alwaysbeing tired is common. Fingernailclubbing is not specific to COPD andshould prompt investigations for anunderlying lung cancer Exacerbation An acute exacerbation of COPD is defined as increased shortness ofbreath, increased sputum production,a change in the color of the sputum Continues On Page 14


Sunday, October 5, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 11 Mexican state police on 3 July 2014inside a warehouse where a shootoutbetween Mexican soldiers and allegedcriminals on the outskirts of thevillage of San Pedro Limon, inMexico state, Mexico. Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder fortheir role in a shootout in late June inwhich 22 suspected gang memberswere killed. Jesus Murillo said the soldiers opened fire "without any justification whatsoever". The soldiers were among a groupof eight held after the incident inTlatlaya in the state of Mexico. At the time, the authorities said the victims were members of a drugcartel. The arrests came after a witnesssaid many victims were killed in coldblood. The victims were alleged to bemembers of a criminal organisationcalled La Familia Michoacana, whichis active in the southern part ofMexico state. The army had said they died in afire fight, but suspicions were laterraised as only one soldier was injured. Some of the bodies of the victimsappeared to show bullet wounds atchest level, suggesting they had notbeen killed in a shootout. W itnesses then said only one person died in the initial confrontationthe others were killed aftersurrendering to soldiers, our reportersays. Drug gang activities have led to an increase in violence across Mexico Mexico Charges Troops with Mexico Charges Troops with Mexico Charges Troops with Mexico Charges Troops with Mexico Charges Troops with Murder of "Gang Members" Murder of "Gang Members" Murder of "Gang Members" Murder of "Gang Members" Murder of "Gang Members" NOTICE Dear Readers & Contributors: Kindly forward all Ads, Letters, Articles, Comments and Humor to For further information please call 804-4900 or 626-8822 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 support continuous support continuous support continuous support continuous support over the years. over the years. over the years. over the years. over the years. Most of the bodies from the incident were found close to the walls of this warehouse in the village of San Pedro Limon over the past decade Last week seven soldiers and their commander were charged withmilitary disobedience and breach ofduty related to the incident. The confrontation happened on 30June in the village of San PedroLimon, about 240km (150 miles) south-west of the capital, MexicoCity Spike in violence President Enrique Pena Nieto has promised to review the war on drugspolicy of his predecessor Felipe Calderon. Critics said Mr Calderon's decisionto deploy the armed forces tocombat the powerful drug cartels inDecember 2006 had led to a sharpincrease in violence. At least 60,000 people are estimated to have been killed in drug-related violence during his six-yearterm. Despite that criticism, Mr PenaNieto's government has continued tofight the gangs.


Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, October 5, 2014 ARIES: Mar ch 22 to April 20 Make a big splash as the weekbegins! Monday is an excellent dayfor pioneering ideas and activities, andall eyes are on you as you forge a newpath. On T uesday and W ednesday count on your ambition andenthusiasm to drive you ahead, anddon’t get too preoccupied withhow your actions might be taken byothers. Y ou just need to focus on getting things done. Thursday andFriday are likewise great days foraction and advancement, but thatfocus will shift slightly to includegetting help from (giving help to) otherlikeminded people. That karmic trendcontinues into the weekend, and youcan help yourself best by helpingothers. Lucky numbers: 1 1, 25, 46. T AURUS: April 21 to May 21 Y ou might have a hard time trusting others on Monday and you should pay heed to that hesitance. Risks rightnow probably won’t pay off, and youneed to watch out for your ownpriorities. On T uesday and W ednesday make people plans. Y ou’ll be ener gized by socializing, and you’ll learn a lot by mixing up ideasand activities with likeminded people.On Thursday and Friday for ge ahead on your own plans and don’t getdistracted — especially by anyonewho’ s just looking to get a rise out of you for their own entertainment.This weekend, don’ t go solo. Y ou’ll have the best time if you can teamup with friends — and the crazieryour plans, the better Lucky numbers: 57, 72, 84. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Y ou just can’ t beat teamwork, at least not on Monday Y ou’ll get the most done (and have the most fun) ifyou can partner up with others andwork towards a common goal. OnT uesday and W ednesday though, those alliances could become troubled(maybe someone else is trying to takecharge?), and you might have troublemaking sense of someone’ s agenda. On Thursday and Friday expect an unusual influence — probably from aconversation with someonecharismatic. Y ou’ll see things dif fer ently and could be inspired to takeradical action. This weekend, focuson the big picture and your owncreativity and don’ t fret just because things aren’ t crystal clear Lucky numbers: 07, 19, 29. CANCER June 21 to July 21 Do something for yourself onMonday! Y ou’ve done enough for others lately and you deserve some healthy self-indulgence — especiallyif it involves some quiet time to Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers yourself. On T uesday and W ednesday expect that introverted trend to continue.W ork things out on your own rather than looking for help, and strive to strike abalance between ideas competing inyour head. On Thursday and Friday your thoughts will drift to money andmaterial possessions. T ake advantage of this financial finickiness to reassessyour budget and set some logical goals.This weekend, harness an unusual burstof energy and intuition to make deepconnections with the people you careabout. Lucky numbers: 77, 89, 95. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Romance is on the rise on Monday!Y ou’re full of fire and flirtatiousness as the week begins, and your energyknows no bounds — expect others(naturally) to fall smitten at yourfeet. That confidence and charismacontinues into T uesday and W ednesday and you’ll have the drive to get whatyou want, provided you’re willing tohelp others get what they want, too. OnThursday and Friday beware of potential conflicts and clashes. Y our ego could get the better of you right now and you may need to let go rather thancling too tightly On Saturday and Sunday avoid any interaction involving money This time is better spent making art and getting in touch with your instincts. Lucky numbers: 33, 69, 71. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Y ou’ll want to rush ahead on Monday but you can’ t. Obligations and obstacles block your way as theweek begins, and you’ll need to justgo with the flow On T uesday and W ednesday all that hard work and planning you did will finally pay off.Y our ambitions will be satisfied right now — in your work and maybe evenin your love life. On Thursday andFriday you might need to take a new approach. Keep an open mind andconsider conducting an unusualexperiment. This weekend, you’ll needto make peace with other people’ s pace — no amount of heckling will hurry themup. Lucky numbers: 01, 50, 65. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Y ou can communicate with unusual quickness and clarity as theweek begins. Use your excellentarticulation to explore big ideasand let others know what you’rereally thinking. On T uesday and W ednesday you’ll feel the depressing pressure of old problemsand issues, but don’t give into thatmaudlin mood — you’re too affableand easygoing for such self-indulgentwhining. On Thursday and Friday it’ s time to take on something (or someone) new V ariety will spice up your state of mind, and that noveltycould even bring some romance along with it. This weekend, look forharmony and beauty in life’ s little things — and share your perspective withsomeone else. Lucky numbers: 10, 49, 99. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Go on and get up caught up in themoment on Monday! Y our week begins with an overdue surge ofimpulsiveness — although beware thatsomeone influential might encourageyou to take a clearly unreasonablerisk. (Find the balance betweenbeing brave and being foolhardy .) On T uesday and W ednesday hit up the boss (or some other authorityfigure) to get what you want.Opportunities have finally alignedthemselves to match your ambitions,and you need to strike while the ironis hot. On Thursday and Friday harmony in your home could bethreatened by unexpected outbursts.Keep a cool head and find creativeways to calm the conflict. Thisweekend, indulge your imaginationand playfulness. Lucky numbers: 42, 60, 88. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 It’ s a red-letter Monday! Ah, if only all your weeks could start out this way All your best qualities — yourplayfulness, optimism and good-na-tured charm — are doubled for theday People, predictably just can’ t stay away from you. On T uesday and W ednesday you might find yourself feeling a little more conservative.Satisfy this unusual obsession withdetails and penny pinching bydreaming up original ways to save (likepacking your own gourmet lunch).Thursday and Friday are both greatdays for trying new things andmeeting new people. Explore withcreativity and confidence. Thisweekend, you can accomplish a lot(mentally at least) by just staying in bed and daydreaming. Lucky numbers: 04, 15, 39. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Anything is possible on Monday with a little perseverance. Y ou just need to dig in and stick to yourplans to make things happen as theweek begins. On T uesday and W ednesday your amazing proficiency for planning continues to save the day and others will be impressed andamazed by how much you’re able toget done. On Thursday and Friday you might want to switch things up alittle — try some spontaneoussolutions and ad hoc approaches tothe problems at hand. This weekend,make close connections with others.Use your charm and creativity tocommunicate clearly Lucky numbers: 44, 59, 98. AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 Find a common cause on Monday Y ou’ll do your best work — and have the most fun, too! — if you canconnect with others who want thesame things you do. On T uesday and W ednesday you’ll need to buckle down a little if you’re hoping to makethe same progress. That rebel spiritof yours has you chomping at the bit,but fighting the flow will only leave youfeeling worn out. On Thursday andFriday a big boost of ener gy and inspiration will instigate a change.Y ou’ve got a radical new take on things, and others want to hear yourvision. This weekend, put yourselffirst and don’t let anybody else getyou sidetracked. Lucky numbers: 09, 31, 66. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Luck is on your side on Monday!Fortune favors you as the weekbegins, provided you’re smart andattentive about how you press youradvantage. (One tip: Just be sure tothink before you speak.) On T uesday and W ednesday lead the way Others will look to you to guide thegroup, and you’ll have no problempicking the proper path. OnThursday and Friday you’ll want to help everyone you meet — and youjust might be able to pull it off.Remember that all you need to dosometimes is point people in thedirection of what they need. Thisweekend, indulge yourself. The morelavish the activity the better Lucky numbers: 08, 17, 27. Money Lenders Application Notice for the publication in the newspaper of application for the moneylender ’ s cer tificate I, W erner Urs Kolliker hereby gave notice that I have applied to the Magistrate Court, at one of it’ s sitting in San Ignacio during the month of September 2014, for acertificate to be granted to me under the MoneylendersAct, Chapter 260 to authorise me to carry out business asa moneylender in the name of SWIT A located at #9 Simpson S tr eet, San Ignacio T own in the Cayo District. (2nd Publication)


Sunday, October 5, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 13 W estern Border Benque V iejo, Cayo, T uesday September 30, 2014: A caravan of approximately four hundred demonstrators trekkedout to the western border ofBelize today in a show of support forthe Belizean police force andmurdered officer Danny Conorquie Conorquie was killed last weekat the Mayan site Caracol bya shooter believed to be aGuatemalan xatero. T uesday morning the western highway leading to the border withGuatemala was under tight security with no less than three policecheckpoints between San Ignacio andthe border zone. After the peaceable crowd was assembled, there was astirring rendition of the BelizeanNational anthem followed by a prayerled by Pastor Lance Lewis The prayer led by Lewis set the tone forthe morning's speakers, with a strongendorsement for the Belizean police,a denouncement of Guatemalanpolicies towards Belize and demandsfor the GOB to get tougher withGuatemala. In closing Lewis said tothe crowd's strong approval, "W e are here for a purpose...this is ourland and we will not backdown...we have to draw a line inthe sand." Nancy Marin gave the most impassioned speech of the morningand took on the GOB most directlyof any speaker She said the government has been "too appeasing" toward Guatemala and wasn't spending enough on bordersecurity She suggested the monies recently assigned for mortgage relief,some $3 million dollars, would bebetter spent on the border She also criticized Prime Minister Dean Barr ow directly saying he only contacted the family of officerConorquie after she chided him onPlusTV She also spoke passionately for officer Conorquie, saying he"wasn't just a black boy fromGeorgeville but a Belizean policeofficer deserving justice." Many in the crowd were citizens from local communities. Nazario Itza, Sr heard about the demonstration on television andwalked to the border from his homein Succotz village to show hissupport. He said that the GOB shoulddemand compensation fromGuatemala, just as that governmentdid when one of their citizens was shot by a Belizean in the border area.David Simpson a licensed tour guide from Cayo, was handing outwater packets to gratefuldemonstrators standing in the hotmorning sun. He said the GOB was complicit in allowing Guatemalansinto Belize to pillage the forests andthe practice had to be stopped. Healso expressed support, as did anumber of demonstrators, for Asst. Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson who made some controversial remarks at DannyConorquie's funeral last Sunday: "It is not any other Central American but Guatemalans that have donethis. And it is more than time for us Belizeans to rise up when itcomes to those who want to justcome across our soil and take ourlives or take our possessions in theway that they are presently doingit." Danny Conorquie's mother Jean and his aunt, Jennifer Conorquie both wearing "Support Danny" tee-shirts, also addressed thedemonstration and thanked thecommunity for their support.Afterwords, I spoke with Jennifer andshe said she is still struggling with theloss of her nephew She said, "I'm trying to think he just went awayfor a while and one day might comeback....I will always remember himand his mischievous ways....nowwe will keep together as afamily ." Supporters of Danny Conorquie Supporters of Danny Conorquie Supporters of Danny Conorquie Supporters of Danny Conorquie Supporters of Danny Conorquie Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t Be A Be A Be A Be A Be A Litter Litter Litter Litter Litter Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!!


Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, October 5, 2014 from clear to green or yellow or an increase in cough in someone withCOPD. This may present with signsof increased work of breathing suchas fast breathing, a fast heart rate,sweating, active use of muscles in theneck, a bluish tinge to the skin, andconfusion or combative behavior invery severe exacerbations. Cracklesmay also be heard over the lungs onexamination with a stethoscope. Cause The primary cause of COPD is tobacco smoke, with occupationalexposure and pollution from indoorfires being significant causes in somecountries. T ypically these exposures must occur over several decadesbefore symptoms develop. A person's genetic makeup also affects the risk. The primary risk factor for COPD globally is tobacco smoking. Of thosewho smoke about 20% will getCOPD, and of those who are lifelongsmokers about half will get COPD.In the United States and UnitedKingdom, of those with COPD,80-95% are either current smokersor previously smoked. The likelihoodof developing COPD increaseswith the total smoke exposure.Additionally women are more susceptible to the harmful effects ofsmoke than men. In non-smokers,secondhand smoke is the cause ofabout 20% of cases. Other types ofsmoke, such as marijuana, cigar and water pipe smoke, also confer a risk.W omen who smoke during pregnancy may increase the risk of COPD intheir child. Air Pollution Poorly ventilated cooking fires, Chr Chr Chr Chr Chr onic Obstructive P onic Obstructive P onic Obstructive P onic Obstructive P onic Obstructive P ulmonar ulmonar ulmonar ulmonar ulmonar y Disease y Disease y Disease y Disease y Disease often fueled by coal or biomass fuelssuch as wood and animal dung, leadto indoor air pollution and are one ofthe most common causes of COPDin developing countries. These firesare a method of cooking and heatingfor nearly 3 billion people withtheir health effects being greateramong women due to moreexposure. They are used as the mainsource of energy in 80% of homes inIndia, China and sub-SaharanAfrica. People who live in large cities havea higher rate of COPD compared topeople who live in rural areas. Whileurban air pollution is a contributingfactor in exacerbations, its overall roleas a cause of COPD is unclear Areas with poor outdoor air quality including that from exhaust gas,generally have higher rates of COPD.The overall effect in relation to smoking, however is believed to be small. Occupational Exposures Intense and prolonged exposure to workplace dusts, chemicals andfumes increase the risk of COPD inboth smokers and nonsmokers.W orkplace exposures are believed to be the cause in 10-20% of cases. Inthe United States they are believedto be related to more than 30% ofcases among those who have neversmoked and probably represent agreater risk in countries withoutsufficient regulations. A number of industries and sources have been implicated, including highlevels of dust in coal mining, goldmining, and the cotton textileindustry occupations involving cadmium and isocyanates, and fumesfrom welding. W orking in agriculture is also a risk. In some professionsthe risks have been estimated asequivalent to that of half to two packsof cigarettes a day Silica dust exposure can also lead to COPD,with the risk unrelated to that forsilicosis. The negative effects of dustexposure and cigarette smokeexposure appear to be additive orpossibly more than additive. Genetics Genetics play a role in the development of COPD. It is more common among relatives of thosewith COPD who smoke thanunrelated smokers. Currently the only clearly inherited risk factor is alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (AA T). This risk is particularly high if someonedeficient in alpha 1-antitrypsin alsosmokes. It is responsible for about1-5% of cases and the condition ispresent in about 3-4 in 10,000people. Other genetic factors arebeing investigated, of which there arelikely to be many Other A number of other factors are less closely linked to COPD. The risk isgreater in those who are poor although it is not clear if this is due topoverty itself or other risk factorsassociated with poverty such as air pollution and malnutrition. There istentative evidence that those withasthma and airway hyperreactivity areat increased risk of COPD. Birthfactors such as low birth weight mayalso play a role as do a number ofinfectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Respiratoryinfections such as pneumonia do notappear to increase the risk of COPD,at least in adults. Exacerbations An acute exacerbation (a sudden worsening of symptoms) is commonly triggered by infectionor environmental pollutants, orsometimes by other factors such asimproper use of medications.Infections appear to be the cause of50 to 75% of cases, with bacteria in25%, viruses in 25%, and both in25%. Environmental pollutants includeboth poor indoor and outdoor airquality Exposure to personal smoke and secondhand smoke increases therisk. Cold temperature may also playa role, with exacerbations occurringmore commonly in winter Those with more severe underlying disease havemore frequent exacerbations: in milddisease 1.8 per year moderate 2 to 3 per year and severe 3.4 per year Those with many exacerbations havea faster rate of deterioration of theirlung function. Pulmonary emboli(blood clots in the lungs) can worsen symptoms in those withpre-existing COPD. Continued F r om P ag e 1 0 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 W ester n Har dw are has all y our Plumbing Electrical & Construction supplies under one roof at reasonable prices. Ask for what you do not see, we can find those hard to get items. 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Sunday, October 5, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 15 Agro Tech & Hardware Supplies “Of fers low prices everyday!” # 1 W est S t. San Ignacio T own Phone #: 824-3426 Come visit us, we have: Plumbing Supplies, Electrical Supplies, Building Supplies, Gardening Supplies, Farming Supplies, Painting Supplies, Maya Cement and Steel V isit us T oday!! rushed to the store. Upon checkinghe found a second section of the storein a ransacked state with thefollowing items missing: Six, 32 inch,flat screen TV Three T oshiba brand, T wo Haier brand and the sixth an Up Star brand, for a total value of$3,600. Also missing were seven black, T oshiba brand external hard drives with a total value of $1,400; ablack DVR surveillance systemvalued at $400 as well as the cashpan containing $90, all for a total valueof $5,490. The investigation revealedthat entry and exit were gainedthrough the roof and a back doorrespectively Three Burglaries Three Arrested In the second reported incident, Allan Kelly 29, Belizean petroleum technician of #9 Eduardo Juan Street,Santa Elena, visited the station ataround 2:45 pm on Sunday September 22 where he reported thatafter securing all windows and doors,he left his house on September 20, ataround 12:15 pm for a trip to OrangeW alk T own. Kelly told the police that upon his return, two days later on September 22, he discovered that his house wasbroken into with the following itemsmissing: a black, 42 inch, JVC brand,flat screen TV with serial number1 1320585 valued at $2,000; a 32 inch flat screen Sony brand TV valued at$1,243; a silver Fossil brand watch valued at $400; a black Invicta brandwatch valued at $500 and a blackUltra Samsonic brand DVD playervalued at $700, all for a total value of$4,843. Police investigation revealed that entry in to Kelly’ s house was gained by way of the removal of three glasslouvers from a small window located center informed that the TV was leftin his char ge by Jerome Arnold. Police later visited the nearby residence of V ictor Hutchison where they found Kelly’ s 32 inch flat screen Sony brand television along with theblack DVD player as well as theFossil and Invicta watches. Also found at Hutchinson’ s residence were three black, T oshiba brand external hard drives which were lateridentified by Ronel W agner as the ones stolen from his store. The investigation further led to a pawn shop in Santa Elena T own where the welding machine wasfound. The shop owner told thepolice the merchandise was boughtfrom V ictor Hutchinson. The third person, Mike Middleton, came into the picture when policevisited the apartment where heresides and found a pair of Rostfreibrand scissors along with Germanmade knives and forks which wereidentified by Kelly as being hisproperty First to be arraigned, on a handling stolen goods charge, was JeromeArnold. In pleading not guilty to thecharge he sneaked in a comment toMagistrate Narda Morgan saying thathe found the TV on the side of theroad and taught that someone hadthrown it away He was released on a one thousand dollar bail. The casewas adjourned to Thursday December 18, 2014. Hardest hit was V ictor Hutchinson who, apart from handling stolen goodshe was also charged for burglary inconnection with the Lincoln arcwelder reportedly stolen fromReynold Reimer While Mike Middleton was merely charged withhandling stolen goods in connectionwith the knives and forks found in hisapartment being the identifiedproperty of Allan Kelly W ith these arrests, police believe that they have cracked a stolen goodsring. Continued From Front Page T oshiba brand external hard drives Flat scr een TV DVD and watch AC/DC Lincoln brand ar c W elder Rostfrei brand German made knives, scissors and forks on the west side of the building. Exit,with the large items, is suspected tohave been gained through a woodendoor located on the same side of thehouse. In the third reported incident Reynold Reimer 38, Belizean Farmer from the Mennonitecommunity of Spanish Lookout,reported on W ednesday September 30 that, three days earlier on Saturday September 27, at approximately 7:30 am he left homeon a family trip and upon returninghome during the evening hours onSunday September 28, he noticed that his AC/DC Lincoln brand arc welder valued at $1,600, was missing. Facilitating the investigationwas video footage of the bur glary Police investigation first led to the nearby Novelos Convention Centerwhere Kelly’ s 42 inch JVC, flat screen TV was found. Upon beinginterviewed, the caretaker of the It is with deep regret that we announced the death of MichaelMartin a very well know caring and humble man. He left us so soon onSaturday September 27 th 2014 at around 1:00pm of a heart attack. Hewas in Bullet T ree while doing one of his many projects when hecollapse. Michael has three wonderfulchildren, Collin, Monique andCameron who all came down to Belizeto celebrate his life which sadly endedtoo soon. Michael came to Belize inNovember of 2004 and lived in SanAntonio V illage as a volunteer doing several community projects there.He later got a job at the then Pro-Belize, now Pro-W orld, and worked with them for 5 yearsdoing education outreach andenvironmental projects. In March2012 he became a Belizean Nationala great accomplishment that meantthe world to him. He then leftPro-Belize and ventured to St.Mar garet’ s V illage to manage a farm for 3 years. He later moved to Cayo,which was the last year of his life.He was growing medicinal plants atHummingbird Haven and marketingthe plants to local Belizeans. Healways had a great love for theenvironment and the protection ofBelizean wildlife. He did some humanitarian workswith Robert T rausch, whom he knew about 30 years, Richard and as wellas the Rotary Club to carry out manycharity works including working withthe deaf and building a house for afamily who are currently living withAIDS. Michael was extremely well knownand loved by everyone throughoutBelize. He came to love Belize andviewed Belize as his home country Michael Martin Michael Martin Michael Martin Michael Martin Michael Martin In Memoriam of In Memoriam of In Memoriam of In Memoriam of In Memoriam of 27 June, 1952 to 27 September 2014


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