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Sunday, October 12, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 *STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR8*8TAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR* *STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR* STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STARSTAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR No. 417 Sunday, October 12, 2014 Price $1.00 Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 5 Two On A Handling Stolen Goods Charge Rasheed Hyde, 24 Luis Castellanos, 37 SANT A ELENA, Cayo, Thursday October 2, 2014: As we go to press this Thursday night, a Santa Elenayouth, on a handling stolengoods charge, is in police custodyawaiting appearance in court onFriday morning being the secondof two persons charged for thesame crime. The accused is Rasheed Hyde 24, Belizean laborer residing onHigher S treet in Santa Elena T own. Hyde is facing a joint handling stolengoods charge with Luis Castellanos 37, of a Bradley’ s Bank address who was previously arrested and similarlycharged. The charge against Castellanos and Hyde stems from a reportmade by Castellanos’ Bradley’ s Bank neighbor Nataniel Arriola who told the police thatsometime during the nighttimehours on Monday September 29 and the early morning hours onT uesday September 30, someone entered his yard as a trespasserand stole his 2007 blue Meilunbrand motorcycle valued at $3,000which was parked in front of hishouse. Arriola told the police that his investigation led to Castellanos’yard where he found the leathercuffs he personally made for themotorcycle. Luis Castellanoswas consequently detained,arrested and char ged on Thursday October 2. He pled not guilty tothe charge and is currently out onbail. Further investigation led police, on Friday October 3, around 12:30 pm to the Higher Street residenceof Rasheed Hyde, 24, where policerecovered the reported stolenmotorcycle which was later identifiedby the complainant as being hisproperty Hyde was consequently arrested and charged for handlingstolen goods. SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,W ednesday October 8, 2014: A man from the village of Unitedville was convicted on a drug traffickingcharge and sentenced to three yearsbehind bars. Armed with a warrant to conduct a search for drugs, almost ten monthsago, on December 15, 2013, policevisited the Unitedville residence of 35year old, Belizean laborer Luis Loague. It did not take much searching when, immediately uponentering the house, the policespotted what appeared to bemarijuana spread out on the floor neara small bed. Loague, who was home alone at the time was instantly and, with thesuspected marijuana, transported tothe police station in San Ignacio. The suspected weed was recorded atexactly 900 grams. Police say that theaccused refused to sign the evidence Luis Loague, 35 Three Years For Unitedville Drug Trafficker *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*

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Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 12, 2014 W e ar e located of f Joseph Andr ews Drive, near the Falcon Field in San Ignacio T own. Call us at 824-2076 or 610-0408. E-mail: cleanmasterbz@yahoo.com W ash, V accum, Armoral & Engine W ash As W ell As Pr essur e W ashing Outside of Houses 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 It is indeed refreshing to notethat the police high command istaking affirmative action toswiftly deal with cases of allegedpolice brutality as nothing canerode citizens’ confidence in lawenforcement faster than brutalitycommitted by those who aresworn and paid to serve andprotect. Police abuse however comes inseveral other forms some lesssubtle than inflicting pain andbodily harm upon an individual.Police abuse also comes in theform of the policeman whounlawfully detains a citizen in theabsence of evidence resultingin depriving citizens of theirconstitutional right to freedomsolely for the purpose of gettingback at a citizen. Much forexample like the recent case ofthe father who, when the police,in detaining his son, slappedthe son repeatedly in the faceand when the father made areport against the offendingpoliceman, the father is detainedon the threat of being held forforty eight hours all because thepolice can hold him for fortyeight hours without charge. Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial NOTICE Dear Readers & Contributors: Kindly forward all Ads, Letters, Articles, Comments and Humor to We thank you all We thank you all We thank you all We thank you all We thank you all for your continuous for your continuous for your continuous for your continuous for your continuous support over the support over the support over the support over the support over the years. years. years. years. years. starnewspaper@gmail.com For further information please call 804-4900 or 626-8822 Policing The Police This abuse is said to beprevalent within policeformations across the country Formation commanders shouldtherefore institute policies tohalt this abuse. All such violations should result in swiftdisciplinary action against theoffending personnel. There are community policingunits at most police formationsacross the country The role of these units is to strength therelationship between the policeand the community for a saferBelize. The effort of these unitshowever is seriously underminedby the actions of those withinthe department who insist onbeing brutal and abusive towardsthe community There were for example atleast two recent incidents ofpolice brutality in thiscommunity both of which wentviral over the social media inwhich the police violently flunghandcuffed detainees into theback of their mobile patrol. In oneinstance the detainee was sodrunk he could barely standtherefore posing no threat to thepolice. Notwithstanding, the detainee was handcuffed andthrown on his neck into the backof the police vehicle. The recording of thepublic display of policebrutality is, in this modern age,facilitated with the availabilityof cellular telephone with videorecording capability The of ficer commanding the ProfessionalStandards Bureau of thepolice department has publiclyinformed that no policemanshould arbitrarily take possessionof the cellular telephone ofanyone who is using the telephoneto record the irregular behaviorof any member to the policedepartment. W e are comforted in the realization of the publicexpression of zero tolerance forpolice abuse and brutalityby the government of the day the Minister of National Security the Chief Executive Officer in theMinistry the Commissioner of Police and the police highcommand. While we must seek not toobstruct the police in the execu-tion of their duties, we must notshy away from gathering videographic evidence of the irregularbehavior of any member ofthe police. While the policeencourage us to assist inpolicing the community we must not shy away from policing thepolice.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 October 12th is the day in whichthe Americas observe Columbus Day otherwise known as the Day of theAmericas or Pan American Day Belize celebrates this day with a national and bank holiday This holiday commemorates the voyagetaken by the Italian, Christopher Columbus about 500 years ago on behalf of Spain. Columbus made fourvoyages to the “New W orld” in 1492 to San Salvador Island, Cubaand Haiti; in 1493-96 to Guadaloupe,Montserrat, Antigua, Puerto Rico and Jamaica; in 1498 to T rinidad and the mainland of South America and in 1502-04 to Honduras and Nicaragua.The discovery of the “New W orld” allowed European countries likePortugal, Spain, France and Britainto have empires around the world.These nations expanded theirpolitical control, their economicsystems and their cultural influencesin Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas and eventually world-leading countries such as Mexico,Canada and the United States. The discovery of these worlds created a great clash of cultures inhistory as people of various European and African nations came in contact and conflict with indigenous tribes andnations. These conflicts occurred inwhat was conceived to be the greatcontinents of opportunity As far as Belize is concerned, Pan American Day celebrates the greatmigration of Mestizos and Indians(Hispanics) from Y ucatan, Mexico into Belize in the mid 1800's. Thepeople were fleeing an area torn withwar and looking for a peaceful landwhere they could live in harmony They came to settle and raisedcommunities in the Corozal andOrange W alk Districts. They populated the northern areas ofBelize but gradually extended theirinfluences countrywide. Their primaryinput has been the Roman CatholicReligion, the Spanish language, thesugar industry and food. Pan American Day is not only for the Mestizo and Indian citizens ofBelize. Each of us has been influencedby the influx of Hispanics fromY ucatan and from Columbus’ great discovery Belize’ s unique culture was born. The Santa Mara was the largest of the three ships used by ChristopherColumbus in his first voyage acrossthe Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Her master and owner was Juan de laCosa. The Santa Mara was a small carrack, or “nao”, about 70 feet long, used as the flagship for theexpedition. She carried 40 men. The‘Santa Mara was constructed frompine and oak which was from theBialowieza Forest. Columbus Day Columbus Day Columbus Day Columbus Day Columbus Day The other ships of the Columbusexpedition were the caravel-typeships Santa Clara, remembered as theNia (“The Girl” – a pun on the name of her owner Juan Nio) and Pinta (“The Painted” – this might be a reference to excessivemakeup) All these ships were second-hand (if not third or more) and were never meant forexploration. The Santa Mara was originallynamed La Gallega (“The Galician”) probably because she was built inGalicia. It seems the ship was knownto her sailors as Marigalante,Spanish for “Gallant Mary” Bartolom de Las Casas never usedLa Gallega, Marigalante or SantaMara in his writings, preferring to usela Capitana or La Nao. The Santa Mara had a single deckand three masts. She was the slowestof Columbus’ vessels but performedwell in the Atlantic crossing. She ran aground off the present-day site ofMle Saint-Nicolas, Haiti onDecember 25, 1492, and was lost.T imbers from the ship were later used to build Mle Saint-Nicolas, whichwas originally called La Navidad(Christmas) because the wreckoccurred on Christmas Day The Nia (the Spanish word for “girl”) was one of the three shipsused by Christopher Columbus inhis first voyage towards the Indiesin 1492. The real name of the Niawas Santa Clara. The name Niawas probably a pun on the name ofher owner Juan Nio. She was a caravel-type vessel. The other ships of the Columbusexpedition were the caravel Pintaand the Carrack-type Santa Mara.The Nia was by far Columbus’ fa-vorite. She was originally lateen sailrigged caravela latina, but she wasre-rigged as caravela redonda atAzores with square sails for betterocean performance. There is noauthentic documentation on thespecifics of the Nia’ s design. Often said to have had three masts,there is some evidence she may havehad four masts. On Columbus’ first expedition, the Nia carried 24 men,captained by V icente Yez Pinzn. They left Palos de laFrontera on August 3, 1492, stopping at the Canary Islands onAugust 12, 1492, and continuedwestward. Landfall was made inthe Bahamas at dawn onOctober 12, 1492. After running the Santa Maria aground,Columbus returned on the Nia inearly 1493, arriving in Palos dela Frontera on March 15. On thefirst voyage to America the crew of the Nia slept on the deck, butadopted the use of hammocks after seeing Native Americans sleeping in hammocks. The Nia joined a grand fleet of 17 ships for the secondvoyage to Hispaniola, becomingthe flagship for an explorationof Cuba. She was the only shipto survive the 1495hurricane,returning quickly to Spain in 1496. The Nia was then chartered for anunauthorized voyage to Rome. Shewas captured by a pirate corsairwhen leaving the port of Cagliari andbrought to Cape Pula, Sardinia. TheCaptain, Alonso Medel, escaped with a few men. He stole a boat, rowedback to Nia, and made sail, return-ing to Cadiz.In 1498 she returned to Hispaniolaas advance guard of Columbus’ ThirdV oyage. She was lying in wait at Santo Domingo in 1500. In 1501 shemade a trading voyage to the PearlCoast and there is no further log ofher The Nia logged at least 25,000nautical miles (46,000 km) under Columbus’ command. La Pinta (the “Painted”) was the fastest of the three ships used byChristopher Columbus in his first voy-age across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. The New W orld was first sighted by Rodrigo de T riana on the Pinta on October 12, 1492. Pinta was a caravel-type vessel. By tradition Spanish ships werenamed after saints and usually givennicknames. Thus, Pinta, like Nia, wasnot the ship’ s actual name. The actual name of the Pinta is unknown. The other ships of the Columbusexpedition were the Nia and theSanta Mara. There are no knowncontemporary likenesses of Colum-bus’ ships. Replicas of each of all threeships exist, the best-known of whichis the “sailing museum” Nia, built in 1992, which has toured the worldcontinuously since then.

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 12, 2014 US Embassy Clarifies US Embassy Clarifies US Embassy Clarifies US Embassy Clarifies US Embassy Clarifies U.S. EMBASSY Belmopan City October 8, 2014: Belmopan The goal of theU.S. Southern Command(USSOUTHCOM) is to support the Belizean military and people sothat the United States and Belize can continue to work closely togetherin strengthening maritime securityinterests that affect both countries. Inconsideration of our strong U.S.-Belize partnership, USSOUTHCOMand the U.S. Embassy in Belmopanare currently examining the contracting procedures andconstruction efforts underway toaddress Government of Belizeconcerns. The USSOUTHCOM is fundingthe Forward Operating Base (FOB) at Hunting Caye and other projectsfor the Belize Coast Guard throughits Counterdrug Program in directsupport of the Belize Coast Guard's2020 strategy The bidding process for these infrastructure projects istransparent and open to a pool ofinternational contractors under theU.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Central America “Multiple A ward T ask Order Contracts” (MA T OCS) The Army Corps of Engineers grants the contract tothe company assessed to providethe best product at the mostreasonable cost as is the custom withcontract bidding. As such, source selection is based on ‘best value’ which includes analysis of cost,record of performance, and technicalqualifications. For this project, theGuatemalan company BonattiIngenieros y Arquitectos Sociedad was assessed as the most qualifiedbased on the selection criteria.Contract award processes arecodified in U.S. Federal Acquisition Regulations. The San Pedro FOB, alsoconstructed by Bonatti Ingenieros y Ar quitectos Sociedad has had a tremendous positive impact on theability of the Belize Coast Guard toproject power and sustainoperations in littoral waters, savingBelizean resources and providingsailors with a comfortable, safe andlong-lasting platform from which tooperate daily The Hunting Caye FOB will do the same for the BelizeCoast Guard.BelmopanP A@state.gov with further questions. The Ministry of National Securityhereby announces that the UnitedS tates Army Corp of Engineers, the US agency responsible for theconstruction of the Hunting CayeForward Operating Base, has issueda letter to the Guatemalan companyBINARQ which has had the effectof causing all construction at theBase to cease. This action cameabout after consultations betweenthe Ministry of National Security the Belize Coast Guard and theUnited States agencies in Belize. TheMinistry of National Security isinsisting that this remains in effect untila satisfactory policy decision can bearrived at among all parties that takesinto consideration the sensitivitiesexpressed by sections of the Belizeanpopulation. The Ministry takes this opportunityto clarify that BINARQ, theGuatemalan company in question, was contracted to build the HuntingCaye Base in 201 1, months before the current Minister of NationalSecurity Hon. John Saldivar assumed the portfolio. Minister Saldivar wasbriefed on the ongoing Hunting Cayeand San Pedro projects, shortly afterbeing appointed as the Minister ofNational Security in the second termof the United Democratic Partygovernment. This also means thatas on-going projects that wereapproved prior to our secondterm, there was no obligation orrequirement on the part of the newMinister to report the details of thesecontracts to Cabinet. The Ministry of National Securityreiterates its commitment to fulltransparency in the conduct ofgovernment business and will keepthe public informed as soon as anagreement is reached with the UnitedS tates Army Corp of Engineers. Please email: GOB Response GOB Response GOB Response GOB Response GOB Response

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 Company: Belize W ater Services Limited Invitation for Bids (IFB) Country: Belize Project: Belmopan Sewer Expansion phase 1.2 NCB No: BWSL/1.2.7/NCB/2014/002 1. The Government of Belize has received a grant from the Inter-American Development Bank toward the cost of Belmopan Sewer Expansion Project Phase 1 and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the Contract for the works listed below but not limited to : Upgrade of W astewater T reatment Plant located in Belmopan: Construct Anaerobic Pond and Install Ultraviolet System as T er tiar y wastewater tr eatment 2. The Belize W ater Services Limited now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders to upgrade wastewater treatment plant located in Belmopan The delivery/construction period is for six months from January to June 2015.3. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures specified in the Inter -American Development Bank’ s Policies for the Procurement of Goods and W orks financed by the Inter-American Development Bank and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Bidding Documents.4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from: Mr T revor Garcia, Project Engineer Belize W ater Services 7 Central American Blvd. First Floor Room Number 208, Engineering Belize CityBelize, C. A. Email: IWSPPP .PMU@bwsl.com.bz and inspect the Bidding Documents at the same address given above from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee of BZ$100.00 The method of payment shall be cash.6. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:00 am, November 17, 2014. Electronic bidding shall not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person or on-line at the address below at 10:00 am on November 17, 2014. 7. All bids marked, BID T O UPGRADE W ASTEW A TER TREA TMENT PLANT LOCA TED IN BELMOP AN, shall be accompanied by a Bid Security as specified in the bidding document and must be deliver ed to the addr ess below at 10:00 am local time on Monday November 17, 2014. 8. The address referred to above is:Attention: Mr Tr evor Gar cia, Pr oject Engineer Belize W ater Services 7 Central American Blvd. First Floor Room Number 208, Engineering Belize City Belize, C. A. Four more mass graves havebeen found near the southernMexican town of Iguala, where 43students went missing last month,of ficials say There is no word on the number ofthe bodies discovered in pits onThursday The discovery came during a hugeoperation to find the students, whodisappeared after clashing withpolice. They were last seen beingbundled into vehicles. Last week 28burnt bodies were found in sixshallow graves, but have yet not beenidentified. Forensic tests are expected to takeweeks. Federal Attorney General Jesus Murillo Kara said the new graves also contained burnt bodies and arein the same area as the first set ofgraves. He said the security operation inIguala, in Guerrero state, had resultedin the arrest of 34 people mostlylocal police. He said a formal search had Me Me Me Me Me xico Missing Students: New xico Missing Students: New xico Missing Students: New xico Missing Students: New xico Missing Students: New Mass Graves F Mass Graves F Mass Graves F Mass Graves F Mass Graves F ound in Iguala ound in Iguala ound in Iguala ound in Iguala ound in Iguala NOTICE Dear Readers & Contributors: Kindly forward all Ads, Letters, Articles, Comments and Humor to starnewspaper@gmail.com For further information please call 804-4900 or 626-8822 And we thank you And we thank you And we thank you And we thank you And 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. The new graves were found in a village outside Iguala now been launched for the townMayor Jose Luis Abar ca V elazquez as well as his wife and head of security They went on leave after the clashes and have notappeared. The students were holding a protest over hiring practices when they clashed with police on 27September A number of theories about the reasons for their disappearance havebeen put forward. The students all went to alocal teacher training college witha history of left-wing activism,but it is not clear whether theywere targeted for their politicalbeliefs. Some think that they mayhave angered a local drug gangcalled Guerreros Unidos by refusing to pay extortion money Others believe there may be alink between the students'disappearance and a speechgiven by the wife of Iguala'smayor on the day of the clashes. She was speaking to localdignitaries in Iguala on theday the incident occurred andsome believe the students mayhave been targeted because itwas feared they could disrupt theevent. 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!!! Happy Pan American Happy Pan American Happy Pan American Happy Pan American Happy Pan American Day!!! Day!!! Day!!! Day!!! Day!!!

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 12, 2014 Call for Participants Professional Gardeners’ T raining Programme All encouraged to apply Don’ t Miss this Opportunity ... for discovery education and a career in a growing job market! Group 9 begins October 20 th and will run until December 24 th 2014 Classes include academic and practical work outdoors and run from Monday to Friday 7 am to 4 pm. APPL Y NOW!! LIMITED SP ACE. The last free class that will be offered! Contact the of fice at T el: 834-4800 or 824-3101 email us at natalie@belizebotanic.org to set up an interview Calendar of Fr ee W orkshops to be held at Belize Botanic Gardens Floral Arrangement October 25 th 2014 (shuttle leaves fr om in fr ont of Hode’ s place at 8:30 am sharp) Mayan T raditional Healing W orkshop October 18 th 2014 (shuttle leaves fr om in fr ont of Hode’ s place at 8:30 am sharp) Bird/ Plant Identification Course7am-4pm (shuttle leaves from Cayo W elcome Centre at 6am) October 20-24th For workshops, bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at du Plooy’ s Restaurant Written by: Mary WhelchelContributed by: Janice Swift As I was reading John 7 recently I saw again how God is not impressedwith the same things that impress us. In this chapter the Pharisees were trying to get rid of Jesus. So, they sentthe temple guards to arrest him. Butinstead of arresting Jesus, the guardsstarted listening to him. They'd neverheard anyone like Jesus before, andthey were captivated. Later whenthey went back to the chief priests andPharisees without Jesus, they wereconfronted. "Why didn't you bring him in?" asked the Pharisees. They answered, "No one ever spoke the way this man does.""Y ou mean he has deceived you also?" the Pharisees retorted. "Have any of the rulers or thePharisees believed in him? No!But this mob that knows nothingof the law-there is a curse onthem." The Pharisees pointed out that noneof the religious leaders and educatedclergy had believed in Jesus, so therefore he couldn't be for real. Jesushad no diplomas hanging on the wall,no titles after his name. He didn'tassociate with the recognized leadersof his day Just because the mob was impressed with Jesus didn't meananything, because to the Pharisees,the common person was uneducatedand their views were therefore notimportant. Just like us, the Pharisees judgedpeople by earthly measures: Whatfamily did you come from? Whatschool did you go to? What positionshave you held? Jesus didn't measure It's Not My Job up in any of those categories. So thePharisees rejected him. In our world today we all tend tobe impressed with achievements,titles, positions. But remember earthly credentials are meaningless toGod. Throughout the ages God hasused people who look unusable to us.It doesn't mean we shouldn't try tolearn and grow and achieve. It justmeans we must constantly remindourselves that our achievements andcredentials don't carry any weight withGod. One thing impresses God: a heartthat desires to know and love himabove all else. I'm thankful that Godisn't impressed with earthlycredentials, because that meanseveryone, including me, can pleaseGod regardless of what the worldthinks of us. W e AMS T o Please By: Janice Swift BIBLE MEDIT A TION: “In the multitude of words therewanteth not sin: but he thatrefraineth his lips is wise.”Proverbs 10:19 DEV OTIONAL THOUGHT : Y our tongue can get you into a lot of trouble. There is nothing that cando more damage to your relationshipsthan your words. Proverbs 17:27 says, “He that hath knowledge spareth hiswords.” That is, if you’re smart, you won’t talk so much. When you dotalk, keep your words warm andsweet because you may have to eatthem later T aming the T ongue There’ s an old saying I heard a Rabbi use once that reminds us:“The ears are open and out.They’re unguarded, but thetongue is behind ivory bars.” When you’re talking, you’re notlearning. When you’re not learning, you’re not communicating. When you’re not communicating, there will be no intimacy in yourrelationships. ACTION POINT : In what ways has your mouth gotten you into trouble this week?Confess those times before the Lordand ask for strength and wisdom tobe a better communicator Don’t Be A Don’t Be A Don’t Be A Don’t Be A Don’t Be A Litter Bug!!! Litter Bug!!! Litter Bug!!! Litter Bug!!! Litter Bug!!!

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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 12, 2014 #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 V ACANCIES EXIST FOR the Upcoming Season for VIBRANT FRIENDL Y HONEST AND HARDWORKING INDIVIDUALS TO FILL THE POSTS OFBAR TENDERS, W AITERS/W AITRESSES and BUSSERS AT THE SAN IGNACIO RESOR T HOTEL. Applicants must have excellent Personal Relations andservice oriented skills and be f lexible with working hours. Prior work experience in the related field willbe an asset. PLEASE APPL Y IN PERSON, WITH TWO RECENT LETTERS OF REFERENCE, AT THE SAN IGNACIO RESOR T HOTEL BEFORE October 22, 2014. We would like to wish all our customers a Hap p y P an American Day!! Due to a mixup on Grammy night, Madonna, Britney Spears andChristina Aguilera are forced to share a private jet in order to arrive intime for the ceremony Once up in the air Madonna pulls out a $1000 bill and says, "I'm going to throw this $1000 bill out the window andmake someone down below veryhappy ." Not to be outdone, Britney ripsa $1000 bill in half and throws itout the window saying, "Look, Making People Happy I just made two people reallyhappy ." Not even noticing Britney's stupidmove, Christina brags, "Look, I'm going to throw 1000 $1 bills andmake a lot more people a littlehappier ." At this point the pilot, who has overheard all this bragging and can'tstand it anymore, comes out and says,"I think I'll throw all three of youout of this plane and make 250million people happy ." Farmer Joe decided his injuries from the accident were seriousenough to take the trucking company(responsible for the accident) to court. In court, the truckingcompany's fancy lawyer wasquestioning farmer “Joe. Didn't you say at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine?,"questioned the lawyer Farmer Joe responded, "W ell I'll tell you what happened. I had justloaded my favorite mule Bessieinto the......." "I didn't ask for any details," the lawyer interrupted, "just answer the question. Did you not say at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine!'" Farmer Joe said, "W ell I had just got Bessie into the trailer and Iwas driving down the road..." The lawyer interrupted againand said, "Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the sceneof the accident, this man told theHighway Patrolman on the scenethat he was just fine. Now severalweeks after the accident he istrying to sue my client. I believehe is a fraud. Please tell him tosimply answer the question." By this time the Judge was fairly Farmer Joe's Day In Court interested in Farmer Joe's answerand said to the lawyer "I'd like to hear what he has to say about hisfavorite mule Bessie." Joe thanked the Judge andproceeded, "W ell as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, myfavorite mule, into the trailerand was driving her down thehighway when this hugesemi-truck and trailer ran thestop sign and smacked my truckright in the side. I was throwninto one ditch and Bessie wasthr own into the other I was hurting real bad and didn't wantto move. However I could hear ole Bessie moaning and groaning.I knew she was in terrible shapejust by her groans. Shortly after the accident aHighway Patrolman came on thescene. He could hear Bessiemoaning and groaning so he wentover to her After he looked at her he took out his gun and shot herbetween the eyes. Then thePatrolman came across the roadwith his gun in his hand and lookedat me. He said, "Y our mule was in such bad shape I had to shoot her How are you feeling?" A farmer was driving along the road with a load of fertilizer A little boy playing in front of his house, saw him and called,"What've you got in yourtruck?" "Fertilizer ," the farmer replied. Fertilizer "What are you going to do with it?" asked the little boy "Put it on strawberries," answered the farmer "Y ou ought to live her e," the little boy advised him. "W e put sugar and cream on ours."

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 The Special Envoy forW omen and Children and wife of the Prime Minister of Belize,Mrs. Kim Simplis Barr ow held the 2nd annual FundraisingGala Dinner in aid of the BelizeChildren’ s T rust on W ednesday October 1st, 2014 at Old DownManor in Bristol, UnitedKingdom, raising approximatelyBZD $300,000. Mrs. SimplisBarrow formed the T rust in 2013 to facilitate international fundraisingefforts in support of a dedicatedPaediatric Intensive Care Unit(PICU) in Belize. Funds raised from the firstGala Dinner in June 2013 inLondon went toward the firstphase of construction of the PICU atthe Karl Heusner MemorialHospital. The project is nowentering its second phase,which will involve moretechnical works such as theinstallation of a medical gas Success Fundraiser in London distribution system and equipmentalong with other cosmeticfinishes – all being done towardscreating a well-equipped, child friendly and nurturing environment for Belize’ s critically ill children and babies. In her remarks, Mrs. Simplis Mrs. Kim Simplis Barr ow Special Envoy for W omen and Children Barrow reiterated her commitmentto the project and to thesuffering children and familiesstruggling to maintain treatmentregimes in neighboring countriesand unable to bear the physical,emotional and financial toll oftravelling long distances withsick children simply because Belizelacks the necessary healthcaretreatment. W ith the event on October 1st proving to be another success,the Unit is several steps closerto its projected official launchin 2015. For this, Mrs. Barrowand the Belize High Commissionin the United Kingdom expresstheir gratitude to the event’ s hosts at Old Down Manor Arr on and Katya Banks; sponsors, Fyf fe’ s and the Bertarelli Foundation; andall those who attended and/orcontributed to the evening’ s success, thereby helping to ensurethat Belize’ s children get the best possible start in life. International Credit Union Day International Credit Union Day International Credit Union Day International Credit Union Day International Credit Union Day SAN IGNACIO TOWN, CayoDistrict: On October 16, 2014, credit unionmembers around the world willcelebrate International CreditUnion Day, an annual event to commemorate the credit unionmovement’ s impact and achievements. In honor of thisspecial day Saint Martin’ s Credit Union invites its members and theentire community to an Open Day on Thursday 16 October from8:00am to 3:00pm at our offices oncorner Eve and Church Streets, SanIgnacio T own. Come and learn about the credit union difference, Please T ur n T o P ag e 1 3

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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 12, 2014 Pine Lumber Company has 2 vacancies to fill at our Main Outlet in Georgeville, Cayo District. Vacancy Vacancy Vacancy Vacancy Vacancy 1. Accounts Payables/Inventory Clerk 2. Pay Clerk Responsibilities: 1. Accounts Payable/Inventory Clerk-Record and dispatch daily use of parts & fuel, local purchasing and monthly reconciliation of accountspayables.2. Pay Clerk-Update employee timesheet for weekly payouts, prepare and submit monthly social security and taxes. Update employee’ s personal file and other duties pertaining to employees. Requirements: Male or female must be between the ages of 21-30 yearswith minimum qualifications of an Associate Degree. Accounts Payables-Experience in Quick Books Inventory&parts knowledge would be an asset. Poses a validdrivers’ license. Pay Clerk-Experience in Quick Books Payroll. Fluent in English & Spanish Language(both positions) Microsoft Office (both positions) Salary based on experience. Kindly submit applications, a photo ID along with 2 recent jobreferences to our Georgeville office no later October 23rd, 2014 oremail at admin@pinelumberbelize.com Pine Lumber Company-A Cut Above the Rest!!! W ester n Har dw are has all y our Plumbing Electrical & Construction supplies under oneroof at reasonable prices. Ask for what you do not see, we can find those hard to get items. Why travel out of town to buy your supplies w hen W ester n Har dw are can sa tisfy all y our Plumbing, Electircal & Construction Needs. New Tires F or Sale W e ar e your One S top Shop!! So V isit us today!!!! “Y our One S top Construction & Home Improvement Shop” Phone: 824-2572/3494 Fax: 8243240 E-mail: westernhardware@hotmail.com 54 Burns A venue, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize C.A W e of f er the best in Pr of essional Building Maintenance Ser vices We would like to wish all our We would like to wish all our We would like to wish all our We would like to wish all our We would like to wish all our customers a Hap customers a Hap customers a Hap customers a Hap customers a Hap pp pp p y and Enjoyable y and Enjoyable y and Enjoyable y and Enjoyable y and Enjoyable PP PP P an American Day!! an American Day!! an American Day!! an American Day!! an American Day!! Ebola virus disease (EVD) Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and otherprimates caused by an ebolavirus.Symptoms start two days to threeweeks after contracting the virus, witha fever sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. T ypically vomiting, diarrhea, and rash follow along with decreased function of the liver andkidneys. Around this time, af fected people may begin to bleed both withinthe body and externally The virus may be acquired uponcontact with blood or other bodilyfluids of an infected human or otheranimal. Spreading through the air hasnot been documented in the naturalenvironment. Fruit bats are believedto be a carrier and may spread thevirus without being affected. Oncehuman infection occurs, the diseasemay spread between people, aswell. Male survivors may be able totransmit the disease via semen fornearly two months. T o diagnose EVD, other diseases with similar symptomssuch as malaria, cholera and otherviral hemorrhagic fevers are firstexcluded. Blood samples are testedfor viral antibodies, viral RNA, or thevirus itself to confirm the diagnosis. Outbreak control requirescommunity engagement, case Ebola V Ebola V Ebola V Ebola V Ebola V irus irus irus irus irus management, surveillance and contacttracing, a good laboratory service, andsafe burials. Prevention includesdecreasing the spread of disease frominfected animals to humans. This maybe done by checking such animalsfor infection and killing and properlydisposing of the bodies if the diseaseis discovered. Properly cooking meatand wearing protective clothing whenhandling meat may also be helpful, asare wearing protective clothingand washing hands when around aperson with the disease. Samples ofbodily fluids and tissues from peoplewith the disease should be handledwith special caution. No specific treatment for thedisease is yet available. Efforts tohelp those who are infected aresupportive and include giving eitheroral rehydration therapy (slightly sweet and salty water to drink) or intravenous fluids. This supportivecare improves outcomes. The diseasehas a high risk of death, killingbetween 25% and 90% of thoseinfected with the virus (average is 50%) EVD was first identified in an area of Sudan that is now part of SouthSudan, as well as in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of theCongo) The disease typically occurs in outbreaks in tropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa. From 1976 (when it was first identified)through 2013, the W orld Health Organization reported a total of 1,716cases. The largest outbreak to date isthe ongoing 2014 W est African Ebola outbreak, which is affectingGuinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, andNigeria. As of 3 October 2014, 7,497 suspected cases resulting in thedeaths of 3,439 have beenreported. Efforts are under way todevelop a vaccine; however none yet exists. Signs and Symptoms Signs and symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD) usually begin suddenly with an influenza-like stagecharacterized by fatigue, fever headaches, joint, muscle, andabdominal pain. V omiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite are alsocommon. Less common symptomsinclude the following: sore throat,chest pain, hiccups, shortness ofbreath, and trouble swallowing. Theaverage time between contracting theinfection and the start of symptoms(incubation period) is 8 to 10 days, but it can vary between 2 and 21 days.Skin manifestations may include amaculopapular rash (in about 50% of cases) Early symptoms of EVD may be similar to those of malaria,dengue fever or other tropical fevers, before the disease progresses to thebleeding phase. In 40–50% of cases, bleeding from Continues On Page 14 puncture sites and mucous membranes(e.g., gastrointestinal tract, nose,vagina, and gums) has been reported. In the bleeding phase,which typically begins five to sevendays after first symptoms, internal andsubcutaneous bleeding may presentitself in the form of reddened eyes andbloody vomit. Bleeding into the skinmay create petechiae, purpura,ecchymoses, and hematomas(especially around needleinjection sites) Sufferers may cough up blood, vomit it, or excrete it in theirstool. Heavy bleeding is rare and isusually confined to the gastrointesti-nal tract. In general, the developmentof bleeding symptoms often indicatesa worse prognosis and this blood losscan result in death. All people infected show some signs of circulatorysystem involvement, includingimpaired blood clotting. If the infectedperson does not recover death due to multiple organ dysfunctionsyndrome occurs within 7 to 16 days(usually between days 8 and 9)after first symptoms. Causes Life cycles of the Ebolavirus EVD is caused by four of five viruses classified in the genusEbolavirus, family Filoviridae, orderMononegavirales. The fourdisease-causing viruses areBundibugyo virus (BDBV) Sudan

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 12, 2014 ARIES: Mar ch 22 to April 20 Y ou need to say no to new activities on Monday and T uesday — not because you aren’t ready forthem, but because you need to focuson whatever is right in front of you.Midweek is a much better time forexploring and taking action. Y our good energy should push you in interestingnew directions at this time. Y ou’re somewhat more focused on yourpossessions than usual as theweekend begins; you may need todeal with car or house repairs. T ake it easy on Sunday and try to defer anyheavy emotional business until later Lucky numbers: 05, 34, 53. T AURUS: April 21 to May 21 Y ou’re in a really good, solid position early in the week — so muchso that you may want to take a riskand get started on projects that seempretty far-out or unfathomable. Don’tlet anyone rush you on W ednesday or Thursday though you can be certain that certain people will try Dig in your heels and do things at thepace you know they need to be done.The weekend should be great fun, asyou’re in a good mood and ought tohave some entertaining activitiesplanned. Slow down just a little biton Sunday though. Lucky numbers: 15, 29, 31. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Y our job is taking up more of your mental energy than usual on Mondayand T uesday but it shouldn’ t be any more stressful. Apply yourself and you might impress exactly the rightperson! Y ou may want to keep pushing throughout the week, in fact,as your tenacity is a key selling pointfor bosses or clients. At some point on Thursday you need to take a little time out to reconnect with your core Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers goals; speaking with a familymember you respect may be the key Sunday is nearly perfect, and youshould be largely free of responsibili-ties. Lucky numbers: 67, 74, 89. CANCER June 21 to July 21 Y our intuitive powers are quite strong — maybe even eerie — early this week,so pay attention to what your gut istrying to say and then take quickaction. By W ednesday things should settle down a bit in your life, thoughothers are running around like crazedpuppies. T ake some time to reflect on where you’ve been lately The early part of the weekend is a great time to takecare of domestic matters, from payingbills to intense family discussions. Makesure you’re listening carefully to whatyour friends are saying on Sunday Lucky numbers: 08, 17, 26. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Though you may not be in the bestmood ever as the week begins, you dohave a creative edge that forces you tosee the world dif ferently It might be a good time for you to try something newand adventurous. W ednesday brings someone into your life who opens up afew new possibilities that are equallyexciting and intimidating. Pick andchoose and see where they lead. Issueswith authority tie up your Friday andSaturday though you ought to be able to talk your way out of any long-termrepercussions. Lucky numbers: 01, 19, 49. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 On Monday or T uesday say no to anything that comes your way andinvolves shuffling around work orpersonal projects. Y ou just don’ t have enough time or space quite yet! Ifanyone persists, you may lash out atthem in the middle of the week, thanksto an infusion of feisty energy that makes you quick to defend your interests (aswell as those of the people you love).By Friday you settle down somewhat and become more contemplative,possibly diving into a new book orconversation that provokes deepthought. W ork issues pop into your mind on Sunday and you need to deal with them right away Lucky numbers: 79, 85, 97. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Y our eye for beauty is a key asset early in the week, letting youhelp someone who really needsyou. It’ s a good chance to for ge a stronger relationship, and you shouldfind things picking up after just a fewdays. It’ s a great time to advance romantic partnerships or pursue newwork buddies. Friday and Saturdayrequire your objective judgment —though you may find it difficult to keepfrom taking sides before you’ve heardeveryone speak. Sunday brings awave of mental ener gy that’ s great for getting things done. Lucky numbers: 63, 81, 92. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Y ou start to see new possibilities in an old situation early this week, andyour imagination is enough to getyou moving in a bold new direction.Everything seems to line up for you,as long as you’re taking the initiativeand getting started on whatever ’s firing you up. W atch out for a toointense focus on Friday or Saturday— you don’t want to neglect any ofthe important parts of your life whilechasing your dream! The fine printmight trip you up next week if youdon’t take a little extra time to look atit on Sunday Lucky numbers: 23, 46, 57. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Y ou see or overhear something on Monday that resonates with you —and reminds you of a troublingsituation in your own life. Y ou may want to ponder this for a while to seeif you can draw out any lessons. Y our love life improves quite a bit midweek,even if you had thought it was alreadyas good as it could possibly be! Itall boils down to having fun with theright person. On Friday you may be motivated to help out around thehouse or in the community and that spirit is rewarded handsomely T ry not to let your family drive you insaneon Sunday Lucky numbers: 44, 60, 94. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Y our intuitive powers are almost overwhelming on Monday andT uesday — but make sure you listen! Y our gut is trying to tell you something of paramount importance.If you get bad news midweek (thingscould go either way for you), makesure not to give up. Y our persistence will guarantee the best possibleoutcome. By Thursday you deserve a break from the hustle and bustle,and your good energy should allowyou to make the most economical useof your time. On Sunday watch out for people who don’t take thingsseriously Lucky numbers: 1 1, 28, 51. AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 Y our spiritual side is making noises early in the week — noises that youwould do well to listen to with care.There’ s more going on around you than you realize, but you can find amore peaceful way to live if you want.By W ednesday you should be amazed at the results, thanks toquick integration of your newunderstanding. W atch out for a little emotional crash later in the week thatmanifests more as boredom thandepression. Hey life can’ t be a roller coaster all the time! Y our creative ener gy starts to peak on Sunday Lucky numbers: 55, 70, 88. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Y ou have the first couple of days of the week to apply your terrific energyto pretty much any project thatappeals to you — or to reserve it forlater and just enjoy each day as itcomes. A mystery appears on W ednesday and absorbs you for a little while, though you’re just as likelyto walk away from it after a whileas you are to solve it. Y ou’ve got something to say this weekend, butyour excellent word choice andpresentation may be covering uphidden feelings, especially resentment.Something small changes in your lifeon Sunday Pay attention, because this alteration may have long-termconsequences. Lucky numbers: 08, 17, 27. 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. (2nd Publication) 24 Cr enshaw S t. San Ignacio T el: 824 -2730 The Home Of MARGARITAS SPECIALS 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 V isit us for br eakfast on Sundays!!! Monday thru Friday Mexican and Belizean Menu

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 Money Lenders Application Notice for the publication in the newspaper of application for the moneylender ’ s certificate I, W erner Urs Kolliker hereby gave notice thatI have applied to theMagistrate Court, at one ofit’ s sitting in San Ignacio during the month ofSeptember 2014, for acertificate to be grantedto me under theMoneylenders Act, Chapter 260 to authoriseme to carry out business asa moneylender in the nameof SWIT A located at #9 Simpson S tr eet, San Ignacio T own in the Cayo District. (3rd Publication) Continued From Page 9 the cooperative movement and ourproducts and services; there willbe free snacks and drinks as wellas a chance to win two cell phonesand a refund of your loan servicecharge! Credit unions are not-for-profitfinancial cooperatives that providean effective and viable alternative tofor-profit financial institutions fornearly 208 million members in 103countries worldwide. W orldwide, 57,000 credit unions exist to servetheir members, providing a safe placeto save money and access affordable loans. Saint Martin’ s Credit Union was established in 1949 andhas grown to over 7,000 memberpresently with assets of over $16million dollars and providing savingsand loan products for education,home improvement, construction,consumer loans, small business loans,automobile purchase, farming andagriculture; rural financial services toEsperanza, El Progresso, SanAntonio, Cristo Rey Santa Familia, Bullet T ree Falls, San Jose Succotz, Duck Run and other ruralcommunities; and services such aspayment of light, water telephone and cable bills, money transfer services(Zitro W estern Union) and others. Since 1948, International CreditUnion Day has been celebratedannually on the third Thursday ofOctober Each year the international event affords the opportunity toremember credit unions’ proudhistory and promote awareness ofand support for the credit uniondif ference. This year ’ s theme, “Local Service. Global Good. TM ,” emphasizes credit unions’ positiveimpact in their communities andaround the world. Credit unions are recognized as International Credit Union Day International Credit Union Day International Credit Union Day International Credit Union Day International Credit Union Day a force for positive economic andsocial change and have providedsignificant value in both developedand emerging nations. InternationalCredit Union Day is sponsored byW orld Council of Credit Unions, the international trade association anddevelopment agency for credit unions,as well as numerous nationalcredit union trade associations andfederations around the world. On Oct. 16, credit unions fromaround the world will join forcesto celebrate the day For more information aboutS t. Martin’ s Credit Union, visit our webpage www .smcubelize.com or our Facebook page at www .facebook.com/SMCUbz Show Civic Pride Show Civic Pride Show Civic Pride Show Civic Pride Show Civic Pride 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!!! This is a Public Service Message From Y our T own Council

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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 12, 2014 Agro Tech & Hardware Supplies “Of fers low prices everyday!” #1 W est S treet, San Ignacio, Cayo Phone #: 824-3426 Come visit us, we have: Plumbing Supplies, Electrical Supplies, Building Supplies, Gardening Supplies, Farming Supplies, Painting Supplies, As well as Maya Cement and Steel Wishing all our Wishing all our Wishing all our Wishing all our Wishing all our Customers a Hap Customers a Hap Customers a Hap Customers a Hap Customers a Hap pp pp p yy yy y P P P P P an American Day!!! an American Day!!! an American Day!!! an American Day!!! an American Day!!! virus (SUDV) T a Forest virus (T AFV) and one called, simply Ebola virus (EBOV formerly Zair e Ebola virus) Ebola virus is the sole member of the Zaire ebolavirusspecies and the most dangerous of theknown EVD-causing viruses, as wellas being responsible for the largestnumber of outbreaks. The fifth virus,Reston virus (RESTV) is not thought to be disease-causing in humans.These five viruses are closely relatedto marburgviruses. T ransmission Human-to-human transmission can occur via direct contact with bloodor body fluid from an infected person(including embalming of aninfected dead person) or by contact with objects contaminated bythe virus, particularly needles andsyringes. Other body fluids that maytransmit ebolaviruses include saliva,mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears,breast milk, urine, and semen. Entrypoints include the nose, mouth,eyes, or open wounds, cuts andabrasions. The potential forwidespread EVD infections isconsidered low as the disease isonly spread by direct contact with thesecretions from someone who isshowing signs of infection. Thesymptoms limit a person's ability tospread the disease as they are oftentoo sick to travel. Because deadbodies are still infectious, traditionalburial rituals may spread the disease.Nearly two thirds of the cases ofEbola in Guinea during the 2014outbreak are believed to be due toburial practices. Semen may beinfectious in survivors for up to 7weeks. It is not entirely clear how anoutbreak is initially started. The initialinfection is believed to occur after anebolavirus is transmitted to a humanby contact with an infected animal'sbody fluids. One of the primary reasons forspread is that the health systems in thepart of Africa where the disease occurs function poorly Medical workers who do not wearappropriate protective clothing maycontract the disease. Hospital-acquired transmission has occurredin African countries due to the reuse of needles and lack of universalprecautions. Some healthcare centerscaring for people with the disease donot have running water Airborne transmission has not been documented during EVDoutbreaks. They are, however infectious as breathable 0.8–1.2 mlaboratory-generated droplets. Thevirus has been shown to travel,without contact, from pigs toprimates, although the same studyfailed to demonstrate similar Ebola V Ebola V Ebola V Ebola V Ebola V irus irus irus irus irus transmission between non-humanprimates. Bats drop partially eaten fruits andpulp, then land mammals such asgorillas and duikers feed on thesefallen fruits. This chain of eventsforms a possible indirect means oftransmission from the natural host toanimal populations, which has led toresearch towards viral shedding in thesaliva of bats. Fruit production,animal behavior and other factors vary at different times and places thatmay trigger outbreaks among animalpopulations. Reservoir Bushmeat being prepared forcooking in Ghana, 2013. Humanconsumption of equatorial animals inAfrica in the form of bushmeat hasbeen linked to the transmission ofdiseases to people, including Ebola. Bats are considered the most likely natural reservoir of EBOV Plants, arthropods, and birds were alsoconsidered. Bats were known toreside in the cotton factory in whichthe first cases for the 1976 and 1979outbreaks were observed, and theyhave also been implicated in Marburgvirus infections in 1975 and 1980. Of24 plant species and 19 vertebratespecies experimentally inoculatedwith EBOV only bats became infected. The absence of clinical signsin these bats is characteristic of areservoir species. In a 2002–2003survey of 1,030 animals including 679bats from Gabon and the Republic ofthe Congo, 13 fruit bats werefound to contain EBOV RNAfragments.[36] As of 2005, three types of fruit bats (Hypsignathus monstrosus, Epomops franqueti,and Myonycteris torquata) have been identified as being in contact withEBOV They are now suspected to represent the EBOV reservoir hosts. Antibodies against Zaire and Restonviruses have been found in fruitbats in Bangladesh, thus identifyingpotential virus hosts and signs of thefiloviruses in Asia. Between 1976 and 1998, in 30,000mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibiansand arthropods sampled fromoutbreak regions, no Ebola virus wasdetected apart from some genetictraces found in six rodents (Mus setulosus and Praomys) and one shrew (Sylvisorex ollula) collected from the Central African Republic. T races of EBOV were detected in the carcasses of gorillasand chimpanzees during outbreaks in2001 and 2003, which later becamethe source of human infections.However the high lethality from infection in these species makes themunlikely as a natural reservoir T ransmission between natural reservoir and humans is rare, andoutbreaks are usually traceable to asingle case where an individual hashandled the carcass of gorilla,chimpanzee or duiker Fruit bats are also eaten by people in parts of W est Africa where they are smoked, grilledor made into a spicy soup. Prevention The risk of transmission is increased among those caring for peopleinfected. Recommended measureswhen caring for those who areinfected include isolating them,sterilizing equipment and surfaces,and wearing protective clothingincluding masks, gloves, gowns,and goggles. If a person with Eboladies, direct contact with the bodyof the deceased patient shouldbe avoided. In order to reduce the spread,the W orld Health Or ganization recommends raising communityawareness of the risk factors forEbola infection and the protectivemeasures individuals can take. Theseinclude avoiding contact with infectedpeople and regular hand washing usContinued On P ag e 1 0 ing soap and water T raditional burial rituals, especially those requiringwashing or embalming of bodies,should be discouraged or modified.Social anthropologists may help findalternatives to traditional rules forburials. Airline crews are instructed to isolate anyone who has symptomsresembling Ebola virus disease. Ebolaviruses can be eliminated withheat (heating for 30 to 60 minutes at 60 C or boiling for 5 minutes) On surfaces, some lipid solvents suchas some alcohol-based products,detergents, sodium hypochlorite(bleach) or calcium hypochlorite (bleaching powder) and other suitable disinfectants at appropriateconcentrations can be used asdisinfectants. In laboratories where diagnostictesting is carried out, biosafety level4-equivalent containment is required,since ebolaviruses are W orld Health Organization Risk Group 4pathogens. Laboratory researchersmust be properly trained in BSL-4practices and wear proper personalprotective equipment. Quarantine Quarantine, also known as enforced isolation, is usually effectivein decreasing spread. Governmentsoften quarantine areas where thedisease is occurring or individuals whomay be infected. In the United States,the law allows quarantine of thoseinfected with ebolaviruses. During the2014 outbreak, Liberia closedschools. Contact T racing Contact tracing is regarded as important to contain an outbreak. Itinvolves finding everyone whohad close contact with infectedindividuals and watching for signs ofillness for 21 days. If any of thesecontacts comes down with thedisease, they should be isolated,tested, and treated. Then repeatthe process by tracing the contacts'contacts.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Monday October 6, 2014: A Bullet T ree man and youth are cooling their heels in prison afterbeing sentenced to two months jailtime on a joint wounding charge. The case against the convicts, Two Bullet Tree Men Jailed For Two Months Two Bullet Tree Men Jailed For Two Months Two Bullet Tree Men Jailed For Two Months Two Bullet Tree Men Jailed For Two Months Two Bullet Tree Men Jailed For Two Months Melvin Quischan 21, who told the court that he is employed as asecurity guard, and Sergio Cocom 34, laborer both Belizeans residing in Bullet T ree falls village, stems from a report made against them at around7:30 pm on Saturday October 4, by fellow villager Omar Cruz 40, Belizean farmer In the report to police the complainant informed that he visitedMax store in the village where hepurchased a soft drink when he wasattacked by Quischan and Cocom both of whom he has known for manyyears. Cruz told the police thatQuishcan stabbed him with a smallknife to the the back and left side ofthe chest while Cocom slammed himin the face with a beer bottle fromwhich he emerged with a cut woundto the left side of the face. Police promptly rounded up thetwo accused men and transportedthem to the police station in SanIgnacio where they were formallyarrested and jointly charged forwounding Omar Cruz. They spent theremainder of the weekend incustody and appeared in thecourtroom of magistrate Narda Morgan on Monday October 6, where they pled guilty to the charge.They were sentenced to 60 paysimprisonment. Company: Belize W ater Services Limited Invitation for Bids (IFB) Country: Belize Project: Belmopan Sewer Expansion phase 1.1 NCB No: BWSL/1.1.6/NCB/2014/001 1. The Government of Belize has r eceived a grant from the Inter-American Development Bank toward the cost of Belmopan Sewer Expansion Project Phase 1.1 and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under this Contract for the works listed below but not limited to : Install Sewer Force Main-Install Sewer Gravity Main-Install Sewer Pumping Station-Install service connections etc… 2. The Belize W ater Services Limited now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for inst allation of sewer pumping st ation, sewer force main, gravity main and service connections in East Piccini Area of Belmopan. The delivery/construction period is for six months from January to June 2015.3. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures specified in the Inter -American Development Bank’ s Policies for the Procurement of Goods and W orks financed by the Inter-American Development Bank and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Bidding Documents.4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from: Mr Tr evor Gar cia, Pr oject Engineer 7 Central American Blvd. First Floor Room Number 208, Engineering Belize CityBelize, C. A. Email: IWSPPP .PMU@bwsl.com.bz and inspect the Bidding Documents at the same address given above from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee BZ$100.00. The method of payment shall be cash. 6. Bids marked, must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:00 am, November 17, 2014 Electronic bidding shall not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person or on-line at theaddress below at 10:00 am on November 17, 2014. 7. All bids marked, BID FOR INST ALLA TION OF SEWER PUMPING ST A TION, SEWER FORCE MAIN, GRA VITY MAIN AND SER VICE CONNECTIONS IN EAST PICCINI AREA OF BELMOP AN shall be accompanied by a Bid Security as specified in the bidding document and must be deliver ed to the addr ess below at 10:00 am local time on Monday November 17, 2014 8. The address referred to above is:Attention: Mr Tr evor Gar cia, Pr oject Engineer Belize W ater Services Limited 7 Central American Blvd. First Floor Room Number 208, Engineering Belize CityBelize, C. A. Three Years For Unitedville Drug Trafficker envelop and after being administeredthe mandatory caution, he chose toremain silent. On a single drug trafficking charge, the accused made a firstappearance in court the following Continued From Front Page day Monday December 16 where he pled not guilty to the charge. Hehas since been free on bail. After several adjournments the matter wasfinally concluded with a guiltyverdict on W ednesday October 8. Then came the slammer when magistrate Narda Morgan ordered the forthwith payment of a tenthousand dollar fine along with athree year prison sentence. Indefault of payment of the fine theconvict will spend an additional threeyears in jail.

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