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Sunday, October 19, 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. 418 Sunday, October 19, 2014 Price $1.00 SAN IGNACIO, Cayo, T uesday October 14, 2014: T wo men, remanded to prison on a joint murder charge, will bereturning to court on T uesday December 30. Charged with the murder ofKevin Andr ew T aylor two Belizean laborers, T yr on Rushford (also known as T yron Gongora) 32, from Blackman Eddy V illage and Brian Bell 25, from Unitedville V illage, appeared in the San Ignaciocourtroom of magistrateNarda Morgan on T uesday Seeing Prison Walls This Christmas T yr on Rushford, 32 Brian Bell, 25 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,T uesday October 14, 2014: A 19 year old man from Santa Familia village was sent to jail onan unlawful carnal knowledgecharge. Accompanied by her mother a 12 year old girl reportedto police that on September29, the accused Adrian T un 19, a Belizean laborer fromSanta Familia V illage had sexual intercourse with her The legally required medicalexamination confirmed thatthe child had been carnallyknown. The investigation revealedthat on September 28, thechild was left in the care of aneighbor as the mother departedon a five day emergency tripto El Salvador The mother had only gone for a day when itis alleged that the neighbors’ 19 year old son had sexualrelations with the girl. The accused appeared incourt on T uesday October 14, 2014, where he pled notguilty and was remanded toprison. The case was adjourned toThursday December 4, 2014. Adrian T un, 19 October 14. The charge against Rushfordand Bell stems from an incident which occurred at around10:30 on the night of Friday October 10, in a vacant lotnear a shop in the villageof Unitedville. The injuredvictim was rushed to theW estern Regional Hospital in Belmopan by a female villagerwho lives near the crime scene.The victim, with stab wounds tothe left side of the chest, lowerportion of the back and lefthand, was officially pronounceddead at 10:45 by the medicalofficer on duty at the hospital inBelmopan. Gone To Jail On A Sex Charge *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 19, 2014 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 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 Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial Success in politics is allabout the mass participation ofvoters in the electoral process.Conventions are conducted toallow as many supporters aspossible a first opportunity toelect the candidates they want torepresent them in the ensuinground of elections. Restricting the number ofpersons voting in a conventionto a select very few is grosslyunfair and disrespectful tovoters and candidates alike as itpresents obvious questions suchas: Who selects the few votersthat will make the decision forthe masses? Are these special voters selected to favor onecandidate over another? W ere all candidates, or just the chosenones, made aware of thesespecial voters so as to affordthem the opportunity to seektheir support weeks before theconvention? How do you allowless than two percent of the 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!!! Allowing The Minority T o Have Its W ay voters in a constituency to makesuch an important decision forthe majority? This action is a blatant violationof life’ s basic principle of “The minority can have their say butthe majority will have its way” In this case, “The majority can have its say but a selectminority will have it s way .” In the San Ignacio/Santa Elenascenario, the opposition PeoplesUnited Party allowed only 1.5%of the voting population to electtheir municipal slate while theUnited Democratic Party polledover 25% of the electorate toelect the party’ s candidates. In the Benque V iejo T own scenario, the opposition PeoplesUnited Party selected a measly2% of Benque voters to elect itsslate as opposed to the UnitedDemocratic Party which lastweek attracted over 23% of thevoters in Benque to vote for thecandidates of their choice. BL BL BL BL BL ANC ANC ANC ANC ANC ANEA ANEA ANEA ANEA ANEA UX LODGE UX LODGE UX LODGE UX LODGE UX LODGE Employment Opportunity Head Chef W e are seeking a talented Head Chef with kitchen management experience, capability to develop team and achieve financial results. Ifyou are looking for a kitchen to train in and seeking to develop your careerwithin a leading worldwide resort group, this could be the post for you! Skills/Qualifications: Decision making Strategic planning Presentation skills Developing creative standards Emphasizing excellence and consistency V ision for improvement People management Client and customer relationships. Required Experience: The Chef will also be expected to have experience with Italian cuisine and cooking for volume while ensuring the quality of the food stays athigh level. The ideal Chef should have previous 4 or 5 stars hotel/resortexperience (preferable in same position as offer) as well as knowledge ofkitchen management. Applications will be accepted to end October 24 th 2014 and you can send or drop off your cover application letter and resume to: HUMAN RESOURCE DEP AR TMENT No. 84 Burns A venue San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize, C.A T el: 501-8244914/12 Fax: 501-824-4913

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 BELMOP AN, Cayo, Monday October 13, 2014: A freak accident in the Mennonite community ofSpanish Lookout resulted in thedeath of a six year old boy In a statement to the police, thechild’ s father W alter Penner 35, naturalized Belizean laborerfrom Spanish Lookout, Mennonite F Mennonite F Mennonite F Mennonite F Mennonite F amily Morns Loss Of Child amily Morns Loss Of Child amily Morns Loss Of Child amily Morns Loss Of Child amily Morns Loss Of Child informed that at around4:00 pm on Monday October 13, accompanied by his four sons,ages 10, 9, 7 and 6, he wasdelivering a load of corn toCentral Grain Dryers in SpanishLookout. Penner told the police thathe parked the tow head truckand trailer as instructed, over the storage pit. Leaving hisfour sons inside the truck,Penner exited the truck wasin the process of openingthe discharge outlets locatedunder the trailer He said that just as he was about to openthe eighth outlet, he heardhis son’ s cry and saw among the corn, the exposed leg of a child. W ith assistance from one of the workers the child was promptlytaken out of the pit. According to Penner the child was stillbreathing when he was placed inthe ambulance and rushed to theW estern Regional Hospital in Belmopan where he waspronounced dead by Dr Chen the medical officer on duty atthe time. Belmopan. October 15, 2014: Five distinguished Belizeanswere honoured for their Five Belizeans Honoured dedicated and outstandingservices to their community The presentations took place today at the Belize House inthe City of Belmopan. Theinsignias were presented by the Governor General of BelizeH.E. Sir Colville Y oung on behalf of Her Majesty theQueen. Receiving the insignia forCommander of the BritishEmpire A ward was Dr .Ellswor th Grant for his contribution to Medicine. Mr Patrick Andr ews and Mr S tephen Duncan received the insignia as Membersof the British Empire for theircontribution to Community andBanking. Mrs. Cr ystal V ernon received the insignia as Memberof the British Empire for hercontributions to CommunityService; and Mr Francisco W oods received the insignia as Member of the British Empirefor his contributions toCommunity and Business.

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 19, 2014 The Cayo Shotokan KarateClub (CSKC) celebrated its 24th Anniversary in a grand fashion onSaturday 27th September by hosting an International karatechampionship, where 60 athletescompeted to represent their clubs andcountries. For the entire event theauditorium at Sacred Heart Collegewas filled with constant roars from CSK CSK CSK CSK CSK C Invitational Anniversar C Invitational Anniversar C Invitational Anniversar C Invitational Anniversar C Invitational Anniversar yy yy y K K K K K arate Championships arate Championships arate Championships arate Championships arate Championships karate enthusiast and spectators. Stillin the September patriotic mode ouryoung athletes fought their heartsout to protect their home turf Belize,literally with blood, sweat and tears. The clubs who participated wereKazoku Shotokan Karate Dojo ofSan Ignacio, Cayo Shotokan KarateClub-Belmopan, Poptun ShotokanKarate Club-Guatemala, El Salvador and host, Cayo Shotokan KarateClub-San Ignacio. At the end CSKCBelmopan overwhelmingly won thechampionship by winning 1 1 golds, 12 silver and 16 bronze medals. SecondPlace was CSKC-San Ignacio with6 gold, 4 silver 2 bronze medals. Third place was Guatemala with 3gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal. Also present as invited guest, was Sensei Oswalds Mata President of the Central American Karate Confederation (CCONDEKA) and Secretary General of the Central American and Caribbean KarateConfederation (CCCK) Sensei Mata also did an inspection of venues, since Belize is task to hostthe Central American Karate Championships in February 2015. Our greatest appreciation goes outto our sponsors Quality Poultry Ltd,Spanish Lookout Pharmacy Midwest S teel, Sirrom Gas, Asha's Beauty SalonSan Ignacio, andCahal Pech V illage Resort. By: Herman Pastor JrPresident BKF On 8 th October 2014, the Peoples’ Coalition of Cayo (PCC) held its Annual General Meeting at the SanIgnacio police station. The out-going president, Julian Sherrard thanked the members for all of their work and he reminded themof some of their accomplishments ofthe past 12 months POLICE ST A TION IMPROVEMENTS –Upgraded the video/audio camera(Advanced Security & EquipmentLt d (ASE)) installed 2 a/c’ s (BECOL) – installed two doors P P P P P eople’s Coalition Of Cayo eople’s Coalition Of Cayo eople’s Coalition Of Cayo eople’s Coalition Of Cayo eople’s Coalition Of Cayo (Cayo Neighbourhood W atch Association (CNW A)) – new standby generator (US Embassy) electric hand-dryer (Benny’ s / Orange Gallery) new glass door at main entrance (Peter ’ s Glass Shop) – installed “V icious T race Call Phone System” to trace prank and vicious phone calls (SMART) – flood lights outside main entrance(Greg Shropshire) – roofing material for eating area andgenerator shed (Mary Loan) – fitted food serving slots in jail doors(Richard Zul) –cleaned out the septic tank blockages (Julian Sherrard) – new floor tiles (Builder ’ s Hardware). DONA TIONS – Dash cams installed in two vehicles(US Embassy / ASE) – paint for graffiti-removal project (PCC members) – two digital cameras (Howard Holdham& CNW A) – embroidery machine for sewingofficer ’ s names on shirts (Police Eastern Division).ARRANGED PRESENT A TIONS The Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP) on 13 th November 2013 and Inspector Augustine of Jasmin Alert on 9 th April 2014. Elections then took place and anew board was installed: Chair –Eduardo (Dito) Juan ; V ice-Chair – Sherry Gibbs ; Secretary (to be confirmed) ; T reasurer – Mar y Loan The PCC exists toadvise, criticiseand support the San Ignacio PoliceFormation and meets every secondW ednesday of each month at the San Ignacio Police Station at 7pm. Newmembers are always welcome andmore information can be obtainedfrom Eduardo (Dito) Juan (6625218) Sherry Gibbs (664-1220) or Julian Sherrard (625-1770).

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Sunday, October 19, 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. 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 We thank you We thank you We thank you We thank you We thank you all for your all for your all for your all for your all for your continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous support over support over support over support over support over the years. the years. the years. the years. the years. 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!!! Our motto for the Rotary Clubof San Ignacio is ‘Educating our Y outh’ and to that end we have concentrated on improving thesanitation and health of our schoolsin Cayo District as one of our majorproject. Rotary Club of San Ignacio andour friends in Rotary Club of RenoCentennial Sunset wrote a RotaryGrant to help build a free standingT oilet Block for the Hills of Promise SDA school in Benque V iejo del Carmen. This was made possible withthe contribution from both RotaryClubs, Rotary District 5190, RotaryDistrict 4250 and the matchingfunds from Rotary International This is 7 th T oilet Block that Rotary Club of San Ignacio hasbuilt in Cayo, using the plansapproved by the Ministry ofEducation and UNICEF We use a local contractor who hasbecome an expert in building thesetoilet blocks, always within thebudget. Hills of promise have population ofabout 600, consisting of students,teachers and staf f. T otal impact of Rotary’s Toilet Block Projects Rotary’s Toilet Block Projects Rotary’s Toilet Block Projects Rotary’s Toilet Block Projects Rotary’s Toilet Block Projects this facility will affect over 2400peoples in the community This toilet block will have 4 toilets and urinal for the boys, 5 toiletsfor the girls, and 2 toilets for theteachers. T eacher ’ s toilets are lar ge enough for wheelchair access. Last step of the project is thepainting of the toilet block. Membersof Rotary Club of San Ignacio andRotary Club of Reno (Nevada, USA) and the staff of the school willpaint the T oilet Block with the school colors. The ceremony to turn over thetoilet block to Hills of Promise isplanned for October 17, 2014, withthe members from Rotary Club ofReno and Rotary Club of San Ignaciopresent. Rotary Club of San Ignacio has been approved for anothergrant for 3 new toilet blocks, withour friends in Rotary clubs inAlaska! One for St Ignatius HighSchool, in Santa Elena, New HopeGovernment School in DuckRun I and Howard Smith PrimarySchool in Benque V iejo del Carmen. W e will start working on these projects after the rainy seasonend. Hills of Pr omise T oilet Block

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 19, 2014 Contributed By: Janice Swift Luke 14:33 “Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not allthat he hath, he cannot be Mydisciple.” Three times over in this chapter our Lord says these solemn words: “he cannot be My disciple.” There are three conditions of discipleship. First,we must be prepared to put firstthings first; second, we must bewilling to suffer daily crucifixion; third,we must be detached from all things,because attached to Christ. Theconditions seem severe, but they mustbe fulfilled, if we would enter Christ’ s School. Disciple stands for learner Our Lord is prepared to teach us themysteries of the Kingdom of God;but it is useless to enter His classunless we have resolved to do as Hesays. Put first things first. Whenour Lord uses the word hate, Heclearly means that the love we are tohave for Him is to be so much greater that comparatively our naturalaffection will be as if it were hate. Noone could have loved His Mothermore than our Lord did. In His dyingagony His special thought and carewas for her but on three dif ferent occasions He put her aside. W e are What It Means T o Be A Christian sometimes called to put aside thosewho are nearest and dearest, iftheir demands conflict with the claimsof Christ. The daily cross. In each of us thereis the self-principle, and for each ofus there is a perpetual necessity todeny self. Some talk about bearingthe cross in a glib fashion, but itstrue meaning is shame, suffering, andsorrow which no one realizes but God, and which perhaps strikesdeeper down into the roots of ourbeing as we grow older There is an opportunity in your life, in respect tosome person or circumstance, for anever-deepening appreciation ofunion with Christ in His death,and for which you must be dailyprepared to surrender your own wayand will. Renunciation. It may be necessaryto surrender all we have for Christ,or it may be that He will ask us tohold all as a steward or trustee forHimself and others. No one can laydown the rule for another The main point to decide is this: “Am I willing to do what Christ wantsme to do; to yield my will for Himto mould it, and my life for Himto work through it?” If so, all else will adjust itself. BIBLE MEDIT A TION: “Honour thy father and thymother: that thy days may be longupon the land which the Lord thyGod giveth thee.” Exodus 20:12 DEV OTIONAL THOUGHT : Whether you are young or old, you can honor your parents. How? Byshowing respect. Leviticus 19:3 says,“Y e shall fear every man his mother and his father and keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORDyour God.” Now that word “fear” doesn’t mean to quake in thepresence of your parents. That is, youare to have a holy respect for yourfather and your mother Honoring Our Par ents Always Y ou may say “But my par ents ar e not wor thy of r espect.” W ith all due respect, you aren’ t either None of us are worthy Only perfect children can demand perfect parents,and no children are perfect. Ourparents are imperfect. W e are imperfect. But God is holy and He says that we are to respect ourparents. ACTION POINT : What’ s your relationship like with your parents? If you’ve beenshowing less than the type of biblicalrespect God requires, then begintoday to turn that around for His glory!Contributed by: Janice Swift By: L ysa T erkeurst Contributed by: Janice Swift"Then you will know the truth,and the truth will set you free."John 8:32 (NIV) T ears. W ailing. Screaming. A full-blown meltdown. When my youngest daughter Brooke was a baby this was often my reality when I tried to run errandswith her I can remember just trying to get to one more place, knowingwe should have been home an hourearlier for her nap. But also knowingthere were things that had to get done,I pressed on, hoping for the best. Brooke, on the other hand, wantedto get out of that car and she made sure everybody knew it. Whinesquickly turned to screams. My touch has always comfortedBrooke. And while I couldn't do much to comfort her while driving, I wouldoften reach my arm into the backseatand gently pat her leg. It took a fewminutes, but eventually she'd settledown and reach her tiny hand out tohold mine. When Brooke was older but still ayoung girl, she had a performance withher praise dance team from school. Icouldn't wait to see Brooke performthese dances she'd been working onand talking about for weeks. But justa few minutes before the performancewas about to begin, a very distraughtBrooke made her way to theaudience to find me. W ith tears streaming down her cheeks, she explained that the teacherhad moved her from the front row tothe back row and she didn't know the back row's part. I whispered,"Honey just watch the other girls for cues and follow in step. Y ou know this dance, Brooke. Y ou'll be fine." She sobbed back, "I won't be fine if I mess up. And I know I'm going to mess up." That's when it occurred to me. Shewould need my touch to get throughthis fear But we both knew it wouldn't bepossible for my arm to reach all theway up to the stage. So I quickly whispered, "Brooke, lock your eyes with mine, and I'lltouch you with my smile. Don'tlook at anyone or anything else.It doesn't matter if you mess up.What matters is that you keepyour eyes on me the whole time.W e'll do this together ." Quietly she asked, "The whole time, Mommy?" We AMS T o Please Leading Y our Kids Thr ough Their Fears "The whole time, Brooke," I replied as I watched my brave girlwalk away to take her place in line. Several times during the dance,Brooke fell out of step. She knew hersteps weren't perfect, so her eyesbrimmed with tears. But the tearsnever fell. W ith her eyes perfectly locked on my smiling face, shedanced. I smiled when her steps were righton track. I smiled when they weren't. My smile was not based on herperformance. My smile was born outof an incredible love for this precious,courageous little girl. As she kept her attention focused solely on my smile and the touch ofmy gaze, it was as if the world slowlyfaded away and we were the onlyones in the room. This is the way God wants me todance through life. Though I can't physically see Him,my soul pictures Him so clearly In my mind's eye He is there. The touch ofHis gaze wraps about me, comfortsme, assures me, and makes the worldseem strangely dim. As long as my gaze is locked on His, I dance and He smiles. The fear and anxiety go away The snickers and jeers of others fadeinto the distance. And even my own stumbling doesn't cause the samefeelings of defeat. My steps so often betray thedesire of my heart, but it is not myperfect performance that capturesHis attention. Rather it is my complete dependence on Him that Henotices. He then whispers, "Hold on to Me and what I say about you. For Mywords are the truth of who you areand the essence of what you werecreated to be." I imagine Him pausing and, withtears in His eyes and a crack in Hisvoice, He adds, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth willset you free" (John 8:32). His truth frees you fromthe chains of fear doubt and despair His truth frees me from feeling unable and inadequate. Histruth washes over me as I whisper "I want to be a woman who saysyes to God." And in that moment, with my eyes locked on His, I am. Dear Lord, I want to hold onto Y ou and what Y ou say about me. Continue to show me Y our truth today as I pursue Y ou above all else. In Jesus' Name, Amen. You never know how strong you You never know how strong you You never know how strong you You never know how strong you You never know how strong you are until being strong is the are until being strong is the are until being strong is the are until being strong is the are until being strong is the only choice you have. only choice you have. only choice you have. only choice you have. only choice you have. -Bob Marley -Bob Marley -Bob Marley -Bob Marley -Bob Marley

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 Friday October 31 Come one, come all, to the Greatest Halloween Party at D Catch!! There wi ll be lots of CASH priz e s and surprizes for the Scariest, Funniest and the most creative costume!!! Don’t forget every Mondays and T ue sdays 3 f or 10 on beers and $3 on rum and soda drinks Also, ask for our mouth watering Ceviche and our very own D Catch Special! The Upcoming Season for VIBRANT FRIENDL Y HONEST AND HARDWORKING INDIVIDUALS TOFILL THE POSTS OF BAR TENDERS, W AITERS/W AITRESSES and BUSSERS AT THE SAN IGNACIO RESOR T HOTEL. Applicants must have excellent PersonalRel ations and service oriented skills and be flexible with working hours. Prior workexperience in the related field will be anasset. P LEASE APPL Y IN PERSON, WITH TW O RECENT LETTERS OFREFERENCE, AT THE SAN IGNACIO RESOR T HOTEL BEFORE October 22, 2014. Belmopan. October 14, 2014: The Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission met on 10 October 2014 in Guatemala City to discusssecurity concerns, including therecent incidents in the Caracol Archeological Reserve and reached12 conclusions aimed at improving their effectiveness at combatingillegal activities and transnationalcrime. Both sides held frank and open discussions on all securityconcerns and agreed to expand and strengthen cooperation. The Belize delegation was headed by CEO in the Ministry ofForeign Af fairs H.E. Alexis Rosado and included Sen. Lisa Shoman Representative for the Leader of the Opposition; Gen. David Jones Commander of the Belize Defense Force; ACP Russell Blackett as Acting Commissioner of Police and SuperintendantMar co V idal Head of Special Branch. Each security agency had an opportunity to meet directly withtheir Guatemalan counterparts and agreed on a way forward for directcollaboration in respect of allsecurity concerns, includingcoordinated operations amongsecurity agencies to combat illegal activities and transnational crime. Belize and Guatemala Hold SuccessfulMeeting of the Joint Commission in Guatemala In this respect, Guatemala reaffirmedits willingness to cooperate and assist in the investigation of the most recentincidents. The conclusions reached at the meeting of the JointCommission were endorsed byCEO Alexis Rosado; H.E. Carlos Raul Morales Foreign Minister of Guatemala; and witnessed by H.E. Raul Lago Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral of the Organization of American States. The Belize-Guatemala JointCommission, with the participationof the General Secretariat of theOAS, met to comply with Articles 17 and 20, paragraph l, of Section Dof the Agreement on a Framework for Negotiations and Confidence-Building Measures betweenBelize and Guatemala datedSeptember 7, 2005, as well aswith the Roadmap signed onJanuary 24, 2014, which providesfor the expansion and strengtheningof cooperation mechanisms,including coordinated operationsamong security agencies to combatillegal activities and transnationalcrime.Agreed as follows: 1. Improve existing patrols andinclude joint coordinated military patrols. 2. Establish intelligence sharingmechanisms among the varioussecurity agencies. 3. Hold joint and periodic cross-sectorial meeting to address securityissues. 4. In view of the success of thedevelopment projects in Montede los Olivos, foster and promotesimilar projects in othercommunities. 5. Conduct joint visits toneighboring communities inBelize and Guatemala to conveythe commitment of both parties toimprove the quality of life andcommunity safety and to strengthenthe friendly relations betweenneighboring towns as well as toprotect the environment. 6. Identify mechanisms for directcontact among the various agenciesand military forces in order toestablish direct, free-flowing andongoing communications tocoordinate preventative measures, aswell as rapid and effective responsesin situations as necessary 7. Belize and Guatemala pledge toimprove cooperation in the areas ofsecurity environmental protection and natural resources. 8. Guatemala reaffirmed its offerof cooperation to assist in the investigation of the most recentincidents. 9. Both parties pledged to keepall sectors of society especially the media, informed in order to conveyto their respective citizens theimportance of strengthening bilateralrelations and to clearly communicatethe positive aspects of the bilateralrelationship. 10. Both parties reiteratedtheir previous commitment toprudently address issues related tobilateral relations in respect ofpublic statements and officialcommunications in accordance withAnnex C of the Agreement on a Framework for Negotiations andConfidence-Building Measuresbetween Belize and Guatemala. 1 1. The representatives of the various agencies shall meet assoon as possible in order to identifyand establish joint proceduralprotocols to promote bettercooperation. 12. The OAS will facilitate andsupport the implementation ofthese activities and will seek toidentify the funds needed to carrythem out. Signed in Guatemala City on October 10, 20014For Guatemala: Carlos Raul Moralez Minister of Foreign Af fairs For Belize: Alexis Rosado CEO For the OAS as W itness: Raul Lago, Special Representative of the OASSG V ACANCIES EXIST FOR:

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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 19, 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!!! Don’t forget DVD and CD’ s for ONL Y $1.00 each Need photos for Passport, Permit, Driver ’s License? Come to V enus and we’ll get them done in only five minutes! A large variety of Electronics Photos & Records Photos & Records Photos & Records Photos & Records Photos & Records VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS Halloween DecorationsHalloween Custumes & Masks T wo friends met in the street. One looked sad and almost on the vergeof tears. The other man said, "Hey my friend, how come you look likethe whole world has caved in?" The sad fellow said, "Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, an uncledied and left me 50-thousanddollars." "That's not bad at all...!" "Hold on, I'm just getting Never Satisfied star ted. T wo weeks ago, a cousin I never knew kicked-the-bucketand left me 95-thousand, tax-freeto boot." "W ell, that's great! I'd like that." "Last week, my grandfather passed away I inherited almost a million." "So why are so glum?" "This week nothing!" Farmers Fred and Luke werefishing on the side of the road. Theymade a sign saying "The End is Near! T urn yourself around now before it's too late!," and showed it to each passing car One driver that passed didn't appreciate the sign and shouted, The End Is Near "Leave us alone you religiousnuts!" All of a sudden they heard a big splash. Fred grinned at Luke. "Do you think we should just put up asign that says: 'Bridge Out'instead?" After tucking their three-year -old child Sammy in for bed one night, hisparents heard sobbing coming fromhis room. Rushing back in, they foundhim crying hysterically He managed to tell them that he had swallowed apenny and he was sure he wasgoing to die. No amount of talking Penny For Y our Thoughts was helping. His father in an attempt to calm him down, palmed a penny from hispocket and pretended to pull it fromSammy's ear Sammy was delighted. In a flash, he snatched it from hisfather's hand, swallowed, and thencheerfully demanded, "Do it again, Dad!" I was coming back from visiting myson in my Miami and I stopped at arest stop to use the bathroom. I justsat down on the toilet when I heard avoice coming from the stall next tomine, “Hey! How’ s it going?” Although I was quite surprised, and I wasn’t in the habit of conversing tothe people next to me in the stall, Inevertheless answered him, “I’m fine” I said “thanks for asking.” Rest S top Joke “What are you doing?” Asked the same voice. T o be honest I was a bit taken aback by the brazenness of thisfellow but I would never ignore anyone so I calmly answered, “I’m releaving myself.” Then I heard the same voice again,“I’m going to have to callyou back, some smart-aleck isanswering all of my questions.” A preacher who shall we say was "humor impaired," attended a conference to help encourageand better equip pastors for theirministry Among the speakers were many well known and dynamicspeakers. One such boldly approached thepulpit and, gathering the entirecrowd's attention, said, "The best years of my life were spent in thearms of a woman that wasn't mywife!" The crowd was shocked! Hefollowed up by saying, "And that woman was my mother!" The crowd burst into laughter anddelivered the rest of his talk, whichwent over quite well. A Joke Backfires The next week, the pastor decidedhe'd give this humor thing a try and use that joke in his sermon. As he surely approached the pulpit thatsunny Sunday he tried to rehearse the joke in his head. It suddenly seemeda bit foggy to him. Getting to the microphone he saidloudly "The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms ofanother woman that was not mywife!" The congregation inhaled half the airin the room. After standing there for almost 10 seconds in the stunnedsilence, trying to recall the second halfof the joke, the pastor finally blurtedout, "...and I can't remember who she was! T wo W ashington politicians had locked themselves out of theircar and unfortunately some important papers they needed for a meetingwere inside. "Let's use a coat hanger to pull up the lock,"suggested the first. "Oh, no," argued the second. "Someone might see us andthink we were trying to break in." "Then we could use my 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!!! Locked Out pocketknife to cut away therubber around the window andstick our fingers through to pull upthe lock." "No, no! People would think we're too stupid to knowhow to use a coat hanger to opencars." "W ell, we'd better do something fast. The top's down and it'sstarting to rain."

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 Call for Participants Pr ofessional Gardeners’ T raining Pr ogramme Don’ t Miss this Opportunity ... for discovery education and a career in a growing job market! Group 8 begins August 4th, 2014 and will run until October 10th, 2014. Group 9 begins October 13 th and will run until December 19 th 2014 All encouraged to apply Classes include academic and practical work outdoors and run from Monday to Friday 7 am to 4 pm. APPL Y NOW!! LIMITED SP ACE. Contact the of fice at BBG (Belize Botanic Gardens): T el: 834-4800 or 824-3101 or email us at natalie@belizebotanic.org or shayla@belizebotanic.org to set up an interview on July 30th at the San Ignacio Library Calendar of Free W orkshops to be held at Belize Botanic Gardens Floral W orkshop 9 am-2pm (shuttle to BBG leaves from Macal River Park by 8:30am) September 27 th 2014 (intro to floral arrangement) Bird/ Plant Identification Course7am-4pm (shuttle leaves from Cayo W elcome Centre at 6am) August 1 1 th -15 th September 15-19 th October 6 th -10 th For workshops, bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at du Plooy’ s Restaurant Call or email BBG for information on upcoming workshops. Belmopan. October 15, 2014: Prime Minister and Minister ofFinance, Hon. Dean Barrow has signed a 27 million Euro/BZ$67.5 million NationalIndicative Programme (NIP) for the period 2014 to 2020 with theEuropean Commission designedto advance the activities of PP PP P rime Minister Dean Barr rime Minister Dean Barr rime Minister Dean Barr rime Minister Dean Barr rime Minister Dean Barr ow Signs $67.5 ow Signs $67.5 ow Signs $67.5 ow Signs $67.5 ow Signs $67.5 Million Agreement with Eur Million Agreement with Eur Million Agreement with Eur Million Agreement with Eur Million Agreement with Eur opean Union opean Union opean Union opean Union opean Union the Government of Belize inalleviating rural poverty inBelize. Signing on behalf of theEuropean Commission wasthe Commissioner forDevelopment, Andris Piebalgs. The Prime Minister indicatedat the signing held in W ashington, D.C on Friday October 10th thatthis agreement funded under theEuropean Development Fund(EDF 1 1) is a signal of confidence by the European Union inthe Government of Belize withrespect to its developmentagenda. Belizeans will benefit from the EDF 1 1 National Indicative Programme in the sectors ofEnergy and Health. The Energy programmeis aimed at the provision ofenergy and supporting servicesin rural areas. The Healthprogramme is designed forimproving the organizationand management of the healthservices and the developmentof disaster resilient healthinfrastructure. The signing of the NIPrepresents the long standingrelationship between Belizeand the European Union inDevelopment Cooperation.This allocation of BZ$67.5million is doubled the amountof the previous EDF 10Programme, and will continueto significantly contribute to thealleviation of rural poverty inBelize. Belmopan. October 16, 2014: The European Commissionhas announced that it hasproposed to the EU Council ofMinisters that Belize beremoved from the listof ‘non-cooperating thirdcountries’in the internationalfight against illegal, unreportedand unregulated (IUU) fishing. This decision was takenafter Belize demonstratedthat it had addressed its structuralproblems and showed itsreal commitment to tacklingillegal fishing. The Commissionnotes that since Belize wasidentified as a ‘non-cooperatingthird country’ in March 2014,it has reformed its legalframework and has adopteda new set of rules for inspection,control and monitoring ofvessels. In particular the Commission took into account the followingmeasures adopted by Belizeto strengthen the managementregime for its high seas fishingfleet: (a) Enactment of a new HighSeas Fishing Act; (b) Adoption of revised Regulations for the licensing,sanctioning, monitoring and sur-veillance of its high seas fishingfleet. (c) Adoption of a National Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported andUnregulated fishing; (d) Implementation of a NationalObserver Program for its highseas fishing fleet; (e) Upgrade of its satellite basedvessel monitoring system and theadoption of a new electroniccatch reporting system; The EU Council of Ministers isexpected to meet on the 23 24October 2014 to consider the recommendations of theEuropean Commission. After the Commission’ s recommendation is formally adopted by the Eur Eur Eur Eur Eur opean Commission P opean Commission P opean Commission P opean Commission P opean Commission P rr rr r oposes the Lifting of Ban on oposes the Lifting of Ban on oposes the Lifting of Ban on oposes the Lifting of Ban on oposes the Lifting of Ban on Importation of Belize F Importation of Belize F Importation of Belize F Importation of Belize F Importation of Belize F isheries P isheries P isheries P isheries P isheries P rr rr r oducts into the Eur oducts into the Eur oducts into the Eur oducts into the Eur oducts into the Eur opean Union opean Union opean Union opean Union opean Union Council, all sanctionsagainst Belize will be liftedwhich means that all fisheriesproducts will again be allowed tobe imported in the EuropeanUnion and the ban on fishing inthe waters of Belize by EUflagged vessels will also belifted. The Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow has welcomed the decision of the EuropeanCommission and has reaffirmedhis commitment to continue totake all necessary measures toeradicate the scourge of illegal,unreported and unregulatedfishing.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 BELMOP AN W ednesday 15 October 2014 : Over 200 students from 1 1 remote villages in the T oledo District will now have easieraccess, and enhanced qualitySecondary V ocational Education thanks to the construction ofCorazon Creek T echnical High School Extension builtby the Government of Belizeat a cost of $595,895.00 withfunds financed through a grantfrom the Caribbean DevelopmentBank under the Basic NeedsT rust Fund Sixth Programme (BNTF 6). S tudents from the 1 1 remote villages Corazon Creek, Graham Creek,Mabilha, Dolores, Crique Sarco,San Benito Poite, San Lucas,Santa T eresa, Conejo Creek, Otoxha, and Sunday W ood will now have the opportunityto obtain a quality secondaryeducation in Business, Academics/ Sciences of V ocational T raining in their new three-classroomsingle storey ferro-concrete schoolextension which provides aunique teaching and learningenvironment. New modern school buildingwith floor area of 3,250 sq. ft.consisting of three classrooms 25ftx30 ft. with movable partion walls& includes solid timber doors,aluminum louvered window andsecurity grilles. T he school project was implemented by the Social InvestmentFund (SIF) as part of its mandate to work in line with the Government’ s strategy to address the basicneeds of Belizeans, in particularin the area of education byinvesting in the youth, thecountry’ s leaders of tomorrow by equipping them with skillsand competencies to expand andcreate socio-economic opportunitiesin pursuit of acceleratingsustainable development in Belize. One notable feature of theschool building is a solarpower system providing 120Velectricity to power all electricalfixtures The structure of the building is constructed with reinforcedconcrete masonry block walls,reinforced concrete beams andcolumns, concrete roof withparapet wall, a reinforced concretefloor slab, solar panels to electrifyelectrical fixtures, plumbingfixtures, and a septic tank witha septic drain field. In addition,the structure is equipped withschool furniture, male and femalestudent bathroom facilities, maleand female teachers’ bathroomfacilities, a storage room, and a 6 ft.verandah. Social Investment Fund provides easier access for 200 students from 11 Social Investment Fund provides easier access for 200 students from 11 Social Investment Fund provides easier access for 200 students from 11 Social Investment Fund provides easier access for 200 students from 11 Social Investment Fund provides easier access for 200 students from 11 remote Rural Communities to enhanced Secondary Vocational Education remote Rural Communities to enhanced Secondary Vocational Education remote Rural Communities to enhanced Secondary Vocational Education remote Rural Communities to enhanced Secondary Vocational Education remote Rural Communities to enhanced Secondary Vocational Education Over the years since the school opened its doors threeyears ago, Corazon has establisheda successful agriculture programthat can serve as a model forother schools across the country In recognizing the critical importance of education thecommunity provided and deliveredbush sticks for constructionas part of their contribution to theschool’ s extension project. Speakers at the inauguration of the School Extension willinclude Minister of Education,Y outh and Sports, Hon. Patrick Faber Hon Santiago Santino Castillo Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and EconomicDevelopment with responsibilityfor the Social Investment Fund,the Executive Director of SocialInvestment Fund, Mr W illiam Lamb Jr ., the school’ s Principal, and Mr Macario Coy among others. Hon. Santiago Castillo, SIF’ s Executive Director Mr W illiam Lamb Jr along with the Principal at the time Mr Diego Bol

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Y ou should get a lot more information onW ednesday and Thursday once you make your feelings known, and thatshould decide the matter once and forall. Y ou should spend more time with friends and family this weekend,though things are not perfectlycomfortable. Attachment is important Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers for you and for them, so make ithappen! Lucky numbers: 01, 64, 95. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Exciting discussions fill your daysearly this week, so you should expectfun and good ideas to flow freely Bring others into the fold if they seemto be hanging back — there’ s no need to exclude anyone! Possessions andother physical objects seem to causetrouble of their own volition onW ednesday and Thursday but it’ s just your mind filling in weird explanationsfor everyday behavior T ry to just get on with it! This weekend is perfectfor trying out new ideas and takingaction in new ways. Lucky numbers: 33, 49, 56. CANCER June 21 to July 21 Nobody seems to be telling you whatto do — or not to do — on Monday orT uesday but that doesn’ t mean you can get away with anything. Y ou can get a bit of what you want, but not everything.The spotlight is on you midweek, but itshould be almost overwhelminglypositive, and you should find that peopleare much more willing to talk up yourobvious strengths. Shopping can befun this weekend, but when you findsomething you love, make sure that you can afford it before dropping cash orplastic on it. Lucky numbers: 72, 85, 99. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Y ou’re more thoughtful than usual on Monday and T uesday so see if you can get yourself to focus on that one bigissue that’ s been troubling you and your friends for so long. Y ou might come up with a hot idea! The timing couldn’t bebetter as the middle of the week is perfect for taking new action and youare itching to go. Friday brings greatener gy your way whether or not you managed to pull of f your coup earlier and you ought to be able to pushforward with any romantic or personalproject that feels right to you. Lucky numbers: 22, 53, 69. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 W ork is on your mind more than almost anything else Monday andT uesday and even if it’ s covering up something else, the timing is right — youcan make amazing progress if youapply yourself. Y our social ener gy is powered up by the most importantpeople in your life midweek, and it’ s the perfect time for parties or justmingling with friends. Y our plans this weekend should work perfectly and you can also look forward to your nextbig adventure, so get to work figuringthat one out. Lucky numbers: 07, 19, 29. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 The week begins with chatterabout changes or new ideas thatpopped up over the weekend,and you may need to lead theconversation if you want people toadopt your point of view Progress isn’ t likely on W ednesday or Thursday and while that may upset you a bit inside, try not to let it showfor now Y ou may delay things even more! Focus on the long-term thisweekend, or you might miss out on abig social opportunity It’ s not the biggest deal in the world, butyou should be open to almostanything at this time. Lucky numbers: 04, 13, 38. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 A void taking risks on Monday and T uesday — they’re much less likely to pay of f for you. That’ s not to say you’ve got bad luck, because playingit safe works out quite well. Use yourgood energy midweek to discoversome new restaurant or band thatyou’ve never heard of. Y ou’re much more likely to stumble upon coolstuff! The weekend kind of belongsto other people, so fade into thebackground and see if you can justenjoy living on the periphery fora while. Y ou’re back in the spotlight soon! Lucky numbers: 05, 15, 36. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Y ou’ve got to make sure that you’re sticking with your schedule early thisweek, busy as it may be. Y ou should have plenty of energy for it all, so don’tworry too much about exhaustion.Y our friends and family are quite important to you on W ednesday and Thursday — more so than usual, even!Let them know what they mean to youand include them in as much as youcan. Y our less obvious advantages pop up this weekend and help you towin over almost anyone to your side.Don’t be shy about showing off!Lucky numbers: 09,18, 21. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Y ou’re feeling the need to exercise your brain somewhat on Monday andT uesday — but not so much that you end up exhausted! W alk that fine line until you see what you need to do next.Y our good social ener gy makes the middle part of the week fun and a lotmore inviting to those you know well,so it’ s a good time for a dinner party or some other small gathering. Y ou just aren’ t sure what’ s going on this weekend, though, as it seems thatyou’ve been exchanged for someoneelse in the cosmic lottery Whether it’ s good luck or bad, it doesn’t feel likeyours. Lucky numbers: 02, 35, 43. AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 Romantic energy fills you up earlythis week, so you should take timeout to be with your sweetie — ormake sure that you’re as available ascan be to the singles in your neckof the woods. Y ou can make any moment sizzle! W ednesday and Thursday bring you back down toearth, and you should find severalmundane problems facing you athome and at work — fix them up andmove on to the next in assembly linefashion. 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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 19, 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, Painting Supplies, As well as Maya Cement and Steel Gardening Supplies, Farming Supplies, Ever Ever Ever Ever Ever ything you need under one r ything you need under one r ything you need under one r ything you need under one r ything you need under one r oof! oof! oof! oof! oof! Cuba is a "welcome" addition to the fight against Ebola, a senior USofficial has said. A state department spokesman said the Cuban government was doingmore than many others to containthe disease. "W e welcome their support," she said. The US has maintained anembargo on Cuba for more than fivedecades. Last month, Havana announced itwould send about 450 medical and Ebola Crisis: US Says Cuban Ebola Crisis: US Says Cuban Ebola Crisis: US Says Cuban Ebola Crisis: US Says Cuban Ebola Crisis: US Says Cuban Medical Support 'Welcome' Medical Support 'Welcome' Medical Support 'Welcome' Medical Support 'Welcome' Medical Support 'Welcome' support staff to the region. The BBC's Will Grant in Havana said that Cuba already had atradition of sending its doctors andnurses to Africa before the recent Ebola outbreak. Cuban officials are hosting aregional summit on the virus next weekinvolving left-wing Latin American governments. Health ministers from V enezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ecuador areexpected to attend to discuss how tobolster the region's response to theEbola crisis. So far the outbreak has killed about4,500 people, mostly in Liberia,Guinea and Sierra Leone. On W ednesday the head of a United Nations agency said a foodcrisis could soon hit the af fected W est African states. Kanayo Nwanze, president ofthe UN's International Fund forAgriculture, said farmers in SierraLeone, Guinea and Liberia hadabandoned their crops because offear of catching the disease. The W orld Health Or ganization said on Thursday that a major Ebolaoutbreak in the W est was unlikely The disease has killed about 4,500 people so far mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone President Maduro promised to track down those behind MrSerra's murder Robert Serra and Maria Herrera were stabbed to death in Caracas. Mr Maduro said Mr Serra'sbodyguard had confessed toconspiring with a Colombiangang to kill the member of theNational Assembly The president also said thatthere had been a series ofattempts to kill other topsocialist party officials. Mr Maduro had previouslyblamed "ultra-right" opposition groups in V enezuela and in neighbouring Colombia for the Colombia Gang 'Behind Venezuela Lawmaker Serra's Murder' confessing to the murder In it, the man said that he wasconvinced by someone herefers to as "the Colombian" to "get rid" of Mr Serra. A surveillance video showed four men entering the home ofMr Serra, while two othersuspects were said to be waitingin getaway cars. T wo suspects, one of them Mr Serra's bodyguard, have sofar been arrested and thepresident said he would "get to the masterminds of Serra'smurder inside or outside of thecountry". He said that in the days afterMr Serra's murder there hadalso been attempts on the livesof the president of the NationalAssembly Diosdado Cabello, and that of the educationminister Hector Rodriguez Of the unnamed paramilitarygroup he has blamed for theattacks he said: "Their motivation, their inspiration, theirpreparation, their fundingaims to destabilise the countryand it is part of a series ofcrimes that they have plannedand we have managed to foilthem in time." However he did not give any further details of thealleged attempted attackson Mr Cabello and MrRodriguez. Critics of Mr Maduro haveaccused him of exaggeratingthe threats in order to justifythe arrest of oppositionactivists. murder At 27, Robert Serra was one of the youngest members of theNational Assembly The brutality of the murdershocked V enezuelans. In a news conference onW ednesday he gave more details of the evidence he said hademerged since. He played an out-of-focusvideo of a man apparently Robert Serra 24 Cr enshaw S t. San Ignacio T own, Cayo District 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 19, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 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 installation of sewer pumping station, sewer force main, gravity main and service connections in EastPiccini 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 the address 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. Money Lenders Application Notice for the publication in the newspaper of application for the moneylender ’ s certificate I, Nadya Nal hereby gave notice that I haveapplied to the MagistrateCourt, at one of it’ s sitting in San Ignacioduring the month ofOctober 2014, for acertificate to be grantedto me under theMoneylenders Act, Chapter 260 to authoriseme to carry out business asa moneylender in the nameof CASH GENIE located at #1 George Price A venue, Santa Elena T own in the Cayo District. (1st Publication) Belmopan. October 16, 2014: The Government of Belizewas contacted today by officersof the US Government andmade aware of a cruise shippassenger considered of verylow risk for Ebola. Thepassenger had voluntarily enteredquarantine on board the ship andremains free of any fever or othersymptoms of illness. The Ebolavirus may only be spread bypatients who are experiencingfever and symptoms of illness andso the US Government hademphasized the very lowrisk category in this case.Nonetheless, out of an abundanceof caution, the Government Cruise Ship P Cruise Ship P Cruise Ship P Cruise Ship P Cruise Ship P assenger Quarantined assenger Quarantined assenger Quarantined assenger Quarantined assenger Quarantined of Belize decided not tofacilitate a US request forassistance in evacuatingthe passenger through thePhillip Goldson InternationalAirport. The GOB reassures the publicthat the passenger never setfoot in Belize and while weremain in close contact withUS officials we have maintainedthe position that when even the smallest doubt remains,we will ensure the healthand safety of the Belizeanpeople. The Prime Minister hascalled a press conferencetomorrow morning to furtheraddress any concerns thatmay arise from this event 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!!!

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