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Sunday, October 26, 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. 419 Sunday, October 26, 2014 Price $1.00 *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* SP ANISH LOOKOUT Cayo, W ednesday October 22, 2014: A male resident of Billy White village was today remanded to theHattieville Prison on a burglary charge.San Ignacio police inform that onW ednesday October 22, at about 12:15 a.m. they received ananonymous phone call informingthat a burglar had been detained atFarmers Choice Butane Gas inSpanish Lookout. Arriving about an hour later police found a handcuffed male person infront of the building. The owner of theburglarized business place, Geharel Rempel 45, informed that he was at home when he received a call from afriend informing that the friend and the friend’ s brother captured a male person who was burglarizing the Continued From Page 15 Wilmer Lopez, 26 SANT A ELENA T OWN, Cayo, T uesday October 21, 2014: A man from Santa Elena T own was today arrested and charged for thepossession of a controlled drug withthe intent to supply On T uesday October 21, at around 1:15 pm, on a search for drugs,police visited the residence of Patrick Gordon located in the Hot Point area of Santa Elena. Just as the police wasapproaching they saw a shirtless maleperson running from the house with ablack plastic bag in his right hand.Police set chase after the fleeing man.He was found hiding in busheswithout the plastic bag. When asked about the whereabouts of the bag he reportedlypointed to an area about three feetaway and said “See it deh, dat da the bag” Police retrieved, not one, Hot Point Marijuana Bust but two black plastic bags, bothcontaining suspected marijuana. Thefirst bag contained several smaller bags that were parceled off with thesubstance. The second bag alsocontained the green leafy substancebut in a loose form. The male detainee was identified as Justin August, 20, Belizean, laborer who told the police that he lives nearbyat #173 Geor ge Price Highway August was escorted to the SanIgnacio police station where thesuspected drugs were weighed in hispresence. The bag containing the smaller bags, weighed 1 18.3 grams. The other bag with the loose substancewas recorded at 69.8 grams, all for atotal of 188.1 grams. August was arrested and char ged for the offence of possession of acontrolled drug with intent to supply He pled not guilty to the chargeand was released on a threethousand dollar bail. He was orderedto return to court on January 19,2015. Justin August, 20 Burglar Caught Red Handed In Spanish Lookout

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Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 26, 2014 Belmopan. October 21st, 2014: The Ministry of Health is this weekcelebrating Dental Health W eek under the theme, “ BELIZEANS BIG-UP YOUR SMILE, IT REFLECTS YOUR STYLE ” Activities are being carried out bydental departments across the regions. The Public is especially invited to aDental Health Fair which will take place on Friday October 24 th at Central Health Region Compound in Belize City W ithin the last year the Dental Department has conducted andparticipated in several trainings to update the staff and improve on theservices offered to the public. Onetraining session was focused ondental care for children with specialneeds and in addition, staff also benefitted from lessons in signlanguage. The Dental Department also participated earlier this year in asurvey along with the Public Health Inspectorate and the W ater Ministr Ministr Ministr Ministr Ministr y of Health Celebrates y of Health Celebrates y of Health Celebrates y of Health Celebrates y of Health Celebrates Dental Health W Dental Health W Dental Health W Dental Health W Dental Health W eek eek eek eek eek Quality Laboratory of CentralHealth Region to determine the fluoride content of drinking water The last fluoride survey in drinking water was done in 1999and since then there have beenchanges in drinking water sources countrywide. Dental Health W eek is a week set aside to raise awareness aboutthe importance of oral health. The focus remains on high schoolchildren as the Ministry continuesto develop good habits to ensure a lifetime of strong healthy teethand gum. During this week, the dental staff at Central Regionwill be focusing on free teeth cleaningfor teachers in an effort to show appreciation for the work they do inthe community For More Information contact:Dr Raphael Samos Senior Dental SurgeonCentral Health RegionBelize City227-2322 We AMS T o Please 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!!!

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 Ministr y of Energy Science & T echnology and Public Utilities Hosts V alidation Exer cise on Belize’ s EE and RE S trategy and Action Plan Belmopan. October 23, 2014: The Ministry of Ener gy Science & T echnology and PublicUtilities in collaboration with the Inter–American Development Bankand Costalia S trategic Advisors is hosting the final validation exercise ofthe Belize Energy Efficiency andRenewable Energy Strategy at theRadisson Fort George Hotel onT uesday October 28, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The session is geared towardsgetting a final feed back on theSustainable Energy Strategy andAction Plan from the original set ofstakeholders who have participatedin the consultation process or havevested interest in the ener gy sector It is expected that at the end of thisvalidation exercise, consensus will beagreed upon on the way forward withthe action plan which outlinesschedule, process and cost estimateson the activities that will allow Belizeto achieve a sustainable energyscenario by 2033. GOB Host V GOB Host V GOB Host V GOB Host V GOB Host V iolation Exercise iolation Exercise iolation Exercise iolation Exercise iolation Exercise NOTICE Dear Readers & Contributors: Kindly forward all Ads, Letters, Articles, Comments and Humor to starnewspaper@gmail.com We thank you We thank you We thank you We thank you We thank you all for your all for your all for your all for your all for your continuous support continuous support continuous support continuous support continuous support over the years. over the years. over the years. over the years. over the years. For further information please call 804-4900 or 626-8822

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 26, 2014 Though it may only be a sandypatch of ground, the Saca Chispasfield in San Pedro made historyrecently as it became the venuefor the first official trainingsession for children participatingin Belize’ s newest spor ts activity rugby as members of the San R R R R R ugby T ugby T ugby T ugby T ugby T raining Starts raining Starts raining Starts raining Starts raining Starts play rugby with us, and they arewelcome to come along” The game, already popular throughoutCentral America, is played by both girls and boys, young and old, and ina variety of variations. The hugelypopular version, Rugby Sevens – thevariant that will feature in the 2016 San Pedro resident Alex Almas a qualified coach, and he has now runtwo training sessions with the eageryoungsters. “V olunteers like Alex ar e going to be so important for this sport.”Says Rugby Belize Founder T ony Gillings “Rugby can be a rough game, it’ s ver y physical and that’ s why it attracts youngster; they can let off steam whilegetting fit and being part of andenjoying an unbeatable team spiritenvironment.” Gillings has already set up community-based rugby clubs inHattieville, Orange W alk and Belmopan but hopes to establish moreacross the country “W e want to organize a domestic league asquickly as possible, with teamscompeting against each otherfrom northern and southerndistricts. From these teams wewill select players for a nationalsevens and 15-man teams tocompete internationally .” Rugby Belize, under the auspices of the Belize Rugby Board, hasalready established links withrugby federations in Mexico,Guatemala, Costa Rica and furtherafield and plans are afoot toparticipate in international San Pedro kids enjoying a ‘Passing’ training session with a` volunteer coach Alex Almas Pedr o T ur tles rugby club. “W e’re st arting small,” says Martin Dawson organisor of the San Pedro T urtles, “and we are aiming to get a rugby sevens teamorganized very soon. W e know there are more children and youthin San Pedro that would like to Rio Olympics, is where the BelizeRugby Board will be focusing itsefforts to grow and develop the sportin Belize. Under the guiding hand of Martin Dawson as Or ganisor San Pedro T urtles RUFC has been very fortunate to attract the attention of friendlies “ as soon as we can” says T ony “Rugby Belize is looking for players – men, women, girls andboys of all ages who would like togive it a go, no experiencednecessary as we will have coacheson hand. T raining events ar e planned thr oughout the countr y, and anybody interested should goto www .rugbybelize.com and make contact.”Further inquiries / information:T ony Gillings FounderRugby BelizeT el: +353 86 389 3865 E-mail: tonygillings@hotmail.com www .tonygillings.com Haddan GarbuttHattieville United Y outh Sports Club T el: 342 5790 / 623 4457 E-mail:hattievilleunitedyouths@yahoo.comwww .rugbybelize.com EDITOR’S NOTES The Belize Rugby Board (Rugby Belize) has organized the country into two ‘Districts’ for domesticcompetition purposes; North includesCorozal, Orange W alk and Belize, and South covers Cayo, Stann Creekand T oledo Continues On Page 14

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Sunday, October 26, 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. Belmopan. October 22, 2014: The Ministry of Health continues toconduct multiple activities associatedwith the global threat of Ebola. The Ministry of Health is pleased to share an update on severalactivities carried out within the pastweek. T wo isolation facilities have been stationed at the Phillip GoldsonInternational Airport (PGIA) compound and the precisespecifications of these facilities arecurrently being reviewed. Revisionshave also been conducted onsurveillance activities at the airport forfurther strengthening. Additionally several activities are being conductedincluding the activation of Point ofEntry Screening with Public HealthInspectors at the International Airport, meetings between the Belize T ourism Board (BTB) and the Public Health Inspectorate on the adoption ofupdated screening protocols for Ministr Ministr Ministr Ministr Ministr y of Health Conducts A y of Health Conducts A y of Health Conducts A y of Health Conducts A y of Health Conducts A ctivities ctivities ctivities ctivities ctivities for the P for the P for the P for the P for the P ossible Entr ossible Entr ossible Entr ossible Entr ossible Entr y of Ebola y of Ebola y of Ebola y of Ebola y of Ebola cruise ship passengers, and meetingswith relevant stakeholders on a draftplan of action for Ebola called by theMinistry of Health through theoffice of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) The NEMO meeting was headed by the Chief Executive Officer in theMinistry of Health, Dr Peter Allen and the Director of Health Services, Dr Michael Pitts The primary focus of that meeting was to sensitizestakeholders to issues related to theEbola virus and to discuss theimplementation of a coordinatedeffort to contain and manage thedisease if it enters Belize. The Ministry has also completed the development of a “Health Alert” notice card, a passenger locationcard, a fact sheet on Ebola, and anEbola information flyer for passengerson international flights. Thesematerials are being printed for widedistribution at the PGIA. The Ministry has established a hotline for information (629-5604) and urges the public to visit theMinistry of Health website atwww .health.gov .bz for more information on Ebola and otherhealth related issues.For more Information contact:Director of Health ServicesDr Michael Pitts Ministry of Health822-2325/0809 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!!! 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 support continuous support continuous support continuous support continuous support over the years. over the years. over the years. over the years. over the years. This is a Public Service Message From Y our T own Council

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 26, 2014 Not long ago, I was privileged,honoured and blessed to visit myfather's birthplace, the small town ofSan Francisco in Peten, Guatemala.After a royal tour provided byrelatives, I visited, at my request, thetown's cemetery It was a sight to behold! It was more than the restingplace of departed loved ones. It wasmore like a garden come alive withfreshly recently placed wreaths on each and every tomb. It wasdivine! In a few days' time, All Saints Day or Finados will be upon us once again.Santa Rita Cemetery in San Ignacioand the Santa Elena cemetery will bevisited by friends and relatives of thedeparted and wreaths will be left inkind remembrance of them. But thesad truth is that many tombs haveremained abandoned and forgotten.As a grateful people we should dosomething about it. In those forgotten tombs rest theremains of those who, like us theliving, were once part of the sister-hood and brotherhood of the clan ofour first parents. In those tombs, asin all the others, rest the remains ofmothers and fathers, of wives andhusbands, of grandparents, of infantbabies, of nieces and nephews, ofsisters and brothers, of cousins andother relatives and friends nomatter if they lived on the eastern orwestern bank of the Macal, orwhether they were upor downthe-hillers, or blue or red or in between,no matter if they were poor or rich, A Eulogy exploited or exploiter if they sang or crowed in their respective choirs, orwhether they were believers or not.They were part of our commonhumanity As important is the fact that in her or his own way each made a contribution according to her or hisability or circumstances. They werethe housewives, farmers, fishermenand butchers who fed us, theteachers who helped to liberate us,the students who consciously orotherwise challenged us, theexemplary police women and menwho served us, the members of thegreat Pallottine community whoserved us so selflessly represented at Santa Rita by one of their own. And the parade of nation builders cancontinue. What can we do to honour them? This is a great opportunity for example, for primary secondary and tertiary level institutions in ourcommunity as well as the general public, to embrace the challenge of acommunity project to ensure that allthe graves and tombs, especially ofour forgotten, be given the respect andhonour so richly deserved. After all, they all left their "footprints on thesands of time". The monuments left to us byour Maya ancestors are preservedand honoured, and rightly so;in like manner let us give our cemeteries the honour the glory and the reverence that our departeddeserve, and let the fragrance fromour wreaths fill the air with ourhumble gratitude. By: Glynnis WhitwerContributed By: Janice Williams "T each us to number our days carefully so that we may developwisdom in our hearts." Psalm 90:12 (HCSB) I checked my watch as I sat downto study T welve hours until my test. Pouring a cup of coffee, I addedsugar stirred, tasted and added another teaspoon of sugar I was going to need it to prepare for theall-nighter before me. Oh, there were many reasons Icould have given you for waiting untilthe night before to study: my part-timejobs, other demanding classes and aboyfriend who I was sure would bemy husband one day They were good excuses ... but underneath all thesuperficial reasons was the truth: Ihadn't done a good job of studying. Rather than tackling a little bit eachday when I had free time, I used thattime for other things ... things I felt Ideserved for working so hard! Plus,I was counting on an adrenaline surgethe night before the test and laserfocus due to the pressure. W ell, that didn't happen. Around 3 a.m. I couldn't keep my eyes open,slept a few hours, showed up to thetest sleep-deprived and bombed it.But I did learn an importantlife-lesson: Cramming isn't a goodapproach to what matters most. One would think that lesson wouldbe engrained in my habits, and Iwould never again wait until thelast minute to tackle an importantassignment. If only that were true.Unfortunately it was easy for cramming to become a way of life,with bursts of effort interspersedbetween bouts of exhaustion. My husband (the boy I blamed for the cramming) and I used to joke that nothing would get done if itweren't for the last minute. Unfortunately that's a pretty hectic way to live. And while you might get by for a time cramming for importantevents, that kind of random effortdoesn't have a cumulative positiveeffect. In fact, it's hindered me in whatmatters most. Whether it's planning familygatherings, tackling clutter losing weight, adding exercise or achievinggoals, random effort makes littledifference. I tend to think large blocks oftime are needed to make importantthings happen. But my days fill upquickly and large blocks of free timeare rare. So I procrastinate andend up being stressed, rushed and Don’tBe A Don’tBe A Don’tBe A Don’tBe A Don’tBe A Litter Litter Litter Litter Litter Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Y ou Can't Cram for What Matters Most disappointed. However I've discovered a different approach that has provensuccessful. It's actually lesscomplicated and more peaceful, butit takes intentional effort. When Iapply two simple habits, I see adifference: 1) V alue small blocks of time. There is great value in small bits of time. Idon't need hours to start somethingor make a difference in an area of mylife. Fifteen or 30 minutes spent onsomething every day week or month, adds up. Consistent effort reallymakes a difference. 2) Ask the Lord daily for my assignment. When I spend a fewminutes seeking God's direction formy day important things get done. Not everything — but what's mostimportant. The key is to do thisbefore answering emails, doinglaundry sitting in meetings or cleaning up after children, etc.Otherwise, the current of the daysweeps me away and I'm back to my habit of procrastination. The Bible teaches us there'swisdom in valuing our days andlooking to God for direction. V erse 12 in Psalm 90, a prayer attributed toMoses, says, "T each us to number our days carefully so that we maydevelop wisdom in our hearts." I need God's wisdom when itcomes to managing my time. W ithout God's wise direction, I can spend allkinds of time on things that aren't mypriorities. Then, the things that mattermost, get the least amount of my time.And then I get all crazy trying to makeit right. Whew! But that's not God's way andJesus is our perfect example. Heknew His priorities, made the mostof every moment and sought HisFather's will before His day began(Mark 1:35) Jesus didn't take any day or hour for granted. He didn't put off trips,conversations or teachings until life goteasier or He had more time. Jesuswas intentional in all areas of His life.Every day What a purposeful, peaceful way tolive. No cramming. No regrets. Justfaithful obedience on a daily basis.That is my prayer And with God teaching me to number my days,and giving me a wiser heart, it ispossible. Father every day Y ou give me is a gift. Help me to value and make themost of each moment to serve Y ou and to love others. In Jesus' Name,Amen. CONTRIBUTED BY : Maestro Hernan Ochaeta

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Sunday, October 26, 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! 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 31 st 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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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 26, 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 one minute! A large variety of Electronics Photos & Records Photos & Records Photos & Records Photos & Records Photos & Records VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS Halloween Decorations Halloween Custumes & Masks At a wedding reception I recently attended, someonesaid, “All the married men please stand to the person who has made your life worthliving.” The bartender was nearly crushedto death! The W edding Reception 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 God created the donkey and toldhim: you will work tireless from sunup to sun down, carrying heavy bagson your back, you'll eat grass, youwill not have intelligence and youwill live 50 years. Y ou will be a DONKEY! The donkey answered: I'll be adonkey but living 50 years is too much, give me only 20 years. And God gave him 20 years. God created the dog andtold him: Y ou will look after the man's house, you will behis best friend, you will eatwhatever they give youand you will live 25 years. Y ou will be a DOG! The dog answered: God, living 25years is too much, give only 10. Godgave him 10 years. God created the monkey and toldhim: Y ou will jump from branch to branch, you will do silly things, youwill be amusing and you will live 20years. The monkey answered: God, living20 years is too much, give me only10 years. And God agreed. How Man Earned Longevity Finally God created man, and told him: Y ou will be Man, the only rational being on thisearth, you will use yourintelligence to control other animals,you will dominate the world andyou will live for 20 years. The man answered: God, I'llbe man, but living 20 years is notenough, why don't you give methe 30 years that the donkeyrefused, the 20 years that the dog didnot want and the 10 years that themonkey refused. That was what God did, andsince then, Men live 20 years like aman, then he enters adulthoodand spends 30 years like a donkey working and carrying the loadon his back, then when hischildren leave home, spends 15years like a dog, looking after thehouse and eating whatever isgiven to him, then he gets intoretirement, and spends 10 yearslike a monkey jumping from house to house or from children tochildren, doing silly things to amusethe grandchildren. 1. Fine: This is the word women used to end an arguement when sheknows she is right and you need toshut-up. 2. Nothing: Means something and you need to be warned. 3. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission, do not do it. 4. Whatever: A woman’ s way of saying screw you. 5. That’ s Okay: She is thinking long and hard on how andwhen you will pay for yourmistake.Bonus W ord: W ow!: This is not a compliment, she’ s amazed that one person could be sostupid Five Deadly T erms Used by a W oman

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 Belize City Belize-October 23, 2014: The Belize T ourism Board (BTB) expresses its sincerest condolencesto the family friends and fans of the greatest Parandero, Mr Paul Nabor While we are saddened by the newsof his passing, we join the rest of thecountry to recognize and celebrateNabor ’ s achievements and contributions to Belize’ s music industry Usually seen with his guitar Paul Nabor shared the Garifuna culture through his musicand teachings of Paranda. Theinstrumental and percussion-basedsoulful music helps to export theGarifuna culture, and, by extension,promotes Belize to the rest of theworld. In 201 1 and 2004, Paul Nabor was honoured for his contribution toculture and music at the ‘T ribute to Belizean Patriots’ with the Order of Distinction and MeritoriousService A ward, respectively In 2004, this international icon who wasfluent in English, Spanish andGarifuna, was bestowed with thehonourable title of “Distinguished Guest,” during a visit to T egucigalpa, Honduras. While there for therelease of fellow Paranda musician,Aur elio Mar tinez’ s Garifuna Soul album, Nabor received a signedproclamation from the officialsin Honduras; an honour whichfurther cemented his popularity not only in Belize, but in the region. W ith connections that expand beyond theborders of Belize and within circlesof some of Belize’ s finest musicians and cultural ambassadors, Nabor FF FF F arewell: P arewell: P arewell: P arewell: P arewell: P aul Nabor aul Nabor aul Nabor aul Nabor aul Nabor A Belizean Cultural Icon A Belizean Cultural Icon A Belizean Cultural Icon A Belizean Cultural Icon A Belizean Cultural Icon loaned his talents to the late Andy Palacio’ s final album W atina, as well as to S tonetree Record’ s ‘Paranda.’ Nabor ’ s songs, such as “Naguya Nei,” are widely acclaimed within the local music industry andconsidered some of the greatest andmost powerful contributions toBelize’ s music industry Known across the country as ‘One of the Three Kings’ and the ‘last’ Parandero of Punta Gorda, Naborwas also involved in his communitywhere, as a Buyei, he led hiscongregation with fervour To those who knew him, he was abeloved musician who enjoyedfishing in his canoe, playing hisguitar and entertaining people. Inshort, he was a proud, talentedGarifuna, with a kind heart andwhose words rang with powerand sincerity Punta Gorda has lost one of its sons.Belize has lost one of its greats. TheBelize T ourism Board is honoured and privileged to have called Paul Naborone of Belize’ s most prominent music and cultural icons. He has servedBelize well. The Gr eatest Parander o, Mr Paul Nabor “Courage “Courage “Courage “Courage “Courage doesn’t doesn’t doesn’t doesn’t doesn’t always roar. always roar. always roar. always roar. always roar. Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes Courage is Courage is Courage is Courage is Courage is the little the little the little the little the little voice at the voice at the voice at the voice at the voice at the end of the end of the end of the end of the end of the day that says day that says day that says day that says day that says I’ll try again I’ll try again I’ll try again I’ll try again I’ll try again tomorrow.” tomorrow.” tomorrow.” tomorrow.” tomorrow.” Mary Anne Mary Anne Mary Anne Mary Anne Mary Anne Radmacher Radmacher Radmacher Radmacher Radmacher

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 Breast cancer is the developmentof cancer from breast tissue. Signs ofbreast cancer may include a lump inthe breast, a change in breast shape,dimpling of the skin, fluid coming fromthe nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin.In those with distant spread of thedisease, there may be bone pain,swollen lymph nodes, shortness ofbreath, or yellow skin. Risk factors for developing breastcancer include obesity lack of physical exercise, drinking alcohol,hormone replacement therapyduring menopause, ionizing radiation,early age at first menstruation, andhaving children late or not at all. About 5–10% of cases are due to genesinherited from a person's parents,including BRCA1 and BRCA2among others. Breast cancer mostcommonly develops in cells from thelining of milk ducts and the lobules thatsupply the ducts with milk. Cancersdeveloping from the ducts are knownas ductal carcinomas, while thosedeveloping from lobules are knownas lobular carcinomas. In addition,there are more than 18 othersub-types of breast cancer Some cancers develop from pre-invasivelesions such as ductal carcinoma insitu. The diagnosis of breast canceris confirmed by taking a biopsy ofthe concerning lump. Once thediagnosis is made, further tests aredone to determine if the cancer hasspread beyond the breast and whichtreatments it may respond to. The balance of benefits versusharms of breast cancer screening iscontroversial. A 2013 Cochrane review stated that it is unclear ifmammographic screening does moregood or harm. A 2009 review for the US Preventive Services T ask Force found evidence of benefit in those40 to 70 years of age, and theorganization recommends screeningevery two years in women 50 to 74years old. The medicationstamoxifen or raloxifene may be usedin an effort to prevent breast cancerin those who are at high risk ofdeveloping it. Surgical removal of bothbreasts is another useful preventativemeasure in some high risk women.In those who have been diagnosedwith cancer a number of treatments may be used, including sur gery radiation therapy chemotherapy and tar geted therapy T ypes of sur gery vary from breast-conserving surgeryto mastectomy Breast reconstruction may take place at the time of surgeryor at a later date. In those in whomthe cancer has spread to other partsof the body treatments are mostly aimed at improving quality of life andcomfort. Outcomes for breast cancer varydepending on the cancer type, extentof disease, and person's age. Survival Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Breast Cancer rates in the developed world are high,with between 80% and 90% of thosein England and the United States alivefor at least 5 years. In developingcountries survival rates are poorer W orldwide, breast cancer is the leading type of cancer in women,accounting for 25% of all cases. In2012 it resulted in 1.68 million casesand 522,000 deaths. It is morecommon in developed countries andis more than 100 times morecommon in women than in men. Signs and Symptoms Early signs of possible br east cancer:Breast cancer showing an invertednipple, lump and skin dimpling.The first noticeable symptom of breastcancer is typically a lump that feelsdifferent from the rest of the breasttissue. More than 80% of breastcancer cases are discovered when the woman feels a lump. The earliestbreast cancers are detected by amammogram. Lumps found in lymphnodes located in the armpits can alsoindicate breast cancer Indications of breast cancer otherthan a lump may include thickeningdifferent from the other breast tissue,one breast becoming lar ger or lower a nipple changing position or shapeor becoming inverted, skin puckeringor dimpling, a rash on or around anipple, discharge from nipple/s,constant pain in part of the breast orarmpit, and swelling beneath thearmpit or around the collarbone. Pain("mastodynia") is an unreliable tool in determining the presence orabsence of breast cancer but may be indicative of other breast healthissues. Inflammatory breast cancer is aparticular type of breast cancerwhich can pose a substantialdiagnostic challenge. Symptomsmay resemble a breast inflammationand may include itching, pain, swelling, nipple inversion, warmthand redness throughout the breast,as well as an orange-peeltexture to the skin referred toas peau d'orange; as inflammatorybreast cancer doesn't show as alump there's sometimes a delay indiagnosis. Another reported symptom complex of breast cancer is Paget'sdisease of the breast. This syndromepresents as skin changes resemblingeczema, such as redness,discoloration, or mild flaking of thenipple skin. As Paget's disease of the breast advances, symptomsmay include tingling, itching, increasedsensitivity burning, and pain. There may also be discharge from thenipple. Approximately half of women diagnosed with Paget'sdisease of the breast also have a lumpin the breast. In rare cases, what initially appearsas a fibroadenoma (hard, movable non-cancerous lump) could in Continues On Page 14

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 26, 2014 ARIES: Mar ch 22 to April 20 Y our go-getter ener gy’ s at odds with the stuff coming from the stars atthe beginning of the week. T ake a passive approach, rather than anaggressive one (and definitely avoida passive-aggressive tactic!). And don’ t worry because Thursday and Friday bring opportunities for all sortsof pioneering, and even passion!Y ou’re extra-convincing now — work that additional charm! As for the weekend, various pitfalls may be inyour cosmic path — you’ll once againwant to tread lightly Calm stuf f around the house or physicalactivities outside may be a betterbet than big social plans. Lucky numbers: 03, 31, 56. T AURUS: April 21 to May 21 Fun times and affectionate friends(or more-than-friends) are in yourpersonal stars at the beginning ofthe week. Don’t work late, anddon’ t wait for the weekend! Around Thursday and Friday your health matters even more than usual. Y es, you’ll want to work out, but you don’twant an injury from overdoing it. Besure to pace yourself or partner upwith someone who helps you keepthings slow and steady It’ s your emotional state that’ s highlighted this weekend, and it could be less thanstable. W atch for having a short fuse, but be sure to enjoy the passionthe universe is sending! Lucky numbers: 17, 23, 39. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Check in with your mentor your mom or other VIPs in your life at the Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers beginning of the week. The starssay somebody’ s got a piece of very useful advice for you; getting it mayhinge on asking the right questions (ora lot of them!), though. On Thursdayand Friday you’re extra smart, which everyone knows equals extra sexy!How about some intelligence-enhancing dates? T ake a certain someone to a lecture, or if you’resingle, hit the galleries, a museummixer or some other hotbed of fellowbrainiacs. As for the weekend, you’ll do best if you slow your pace —burnout of one sort or another is adistinct possibility Lucky numbers: 08, 12, 27. CANCER June 21 to July 21 Y our domestic side’ s in full ef fect at the beginning of the week. Don’t besurprised if you go into an out-of-season spring-cleaning frenzy at home,reorganize your workspace in helpfulnew ways or even spend lots of timecleaning out your inbox. (Don’t forgetto back up those files, too!) OnThursday and Friday your idea and someone else’ s may be at odds; the challenge is not to take it toopersonally W ork toward common ground instead of being touchy aboutturf. As for the weekend, sometimes you can be overcautious, but this timeyou’re right to hesitate. W ait for something that’ s on your mind. Lucky numbers: 35, 42, 59. LEO: July 24 to August 21 Y ou’re less extravagant and less extroverted than usual at the beginningof the week, and while it’ s less exciting, it’ s an excellent state for saving and sorting through things. Give a certain plan a necessary update now On Thursday and Friday friends and fun and fabulousness are back with avengeance, and hotter sweeter stuf f’s in the stars, too. Make a romantic move— they’ll love it (and you!). Familymatters grab your attention thisweekend, as do lessons learned andmemories both bad and good. Slowdown, get in touch (with them andyourself) and think things through.Lucky numbers: 73, 88, 95. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Y ou’re getting plenty of gold stars if the stars have their way as the weekbegins. Good effort expended at work,on relationships or toward yourcommunity is more than its own reward— enjoy the sweet stuff! On Thursdayand Friday you’re either acting on impulse or overthinking something —or doing a bit of both. Consultsomeone you trust (like your mentor mom or best friend) before making anymajor commitments. As for the weekend, you’ve got big ideas, big plansand the expectations to match. The firsttwo are great, but reel in what you’rehoping to get out of them for bestresults. Lucky numbers: 33, 40, 54. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Schedule one-on-ones, at workand personally at the beginning of the week; your listening ear andexcellent perception make you anextremely valuable partner now Find a way to jog your own memory too. On Thursday and Friday partnerships of the more amorousvariety are in the stars! If you’recoupled up, plan an amazing,aesthetically pleasing date; if you’resingle, love may be found among artor music. As for the weekend, it really is the thought that counts,especially when compared to merematerial things. Lucky numbers: 20, 48, 66. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Y ou’re a person with a plan at the beginning of the week, or you shouldbe — the stars smile on whatever youput together Preparation, far from a waste of ener gy is time well spent! On Thursday or Friday a certain choice may have you throwing yourhands up in the air and not because you just don’t care — it may be a bigdeal. T ry quieting your headspace and your actual space, and let your truefeelings well up from inside. As for the weekend, don’t expect quiet at all —expect applause, fireworks andparties. Y ou’re hot, and it’ s totally obvious. Lucky numbers: 62, 79, 84. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Y our boss may be on the opposite of your greatest-hits list at thebeginning of the week — and if asignificant other friend or your mother is acting bossy you’re not loving them right now either Use a little tact; this, too, shall pass, so let itdo that without any lasting damage.All is better than well on Thursdayand Friday — people love you, andit looks like you’re loving life.Choosing among all the good stuffshould be your biggest problem. As for the weekend, something needscontemplation and resolution. Give itdue time and consideration. Lucky numbers: 46, 71, 90. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 If there are facts to be found as theweek begins, you do the digging —and very likely enjoy the process asmuch as the results. Get someoneelse involved — maybe a researchassistant? — for additional fun. OnThursday and Friday don’ t bet the farm or up the ante without someserious risk assessment. At work or in your personal life, the status quomight be best for the moment. Y ou’re better equipped for making adecision when the weekend comes,both because of some helpfulintrospection and cosmic intervention— the latter may be in the form ofadvice from a friend. Lucky numbers: 15, 69, 93. AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 Somebody may be insisting that theyunderstand what you’re saying (ortyping, or texting) at the beginning ofthe week, but if you’re still skeptical,heed your instincts. Y ou can’ t be too careful or too clear now On Thursday and Friday your attitude determines your altitude; the latter canbe up sky-high and have you allstarry-eyed if you purposely makethe former warmer Greet everyone you meet with genuine affection, andthe universe will love you right back.As for the weekend, the instinct tonest may be strong, but you’llactually thrive on the energy ofothers. Plan for a mix of the two.Lucky numbers: 29, 52, 76. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Y ou’re usually so accepting, but as the week begins, you’re looking ateveryone and everything with avery critical eye. It’ s a good thing and likely to be very productive, but dobe tactful about sharing your sharpfindings. Money’ s likely to be a big deal around Thursday and Friday and you should be neither a borrowernor a lender W ork out a budget and help a friend do the same, rather thanhanding out money or a loan. As for the weekend, trust is a must. If you’renot feeling it, own up to it; if you are,things can definitely go far Lucky numbers: 1 1, 37, 64. Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! 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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, October 26, 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! 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 Hattieville United Rugby Football Union (part of the Hattieville United Y outh Sporting Club) organized by Haddan Garbutt, is the headquartersof Rugby Belize There are rugby authorities throughout Central America, including Mexico, Guatemala,Honduras, Costa Rica, Panamaand El Salvador and across the Caribbean. There are also tworegional authorities: CONSUR –which organizes and managescompetitions throughout Southand Central America and NACRA, which looks aftercompetitions in the North. RugbyBelize will seek to apply formembership of NACRA, but will beguided by the IRB. Rugby Union is just one of a number of variants (codes) of the sport. Others are League,Sevens, Wheelchair andUnderwater Whilst Sevens comes under the auspices of rugbyunion, each of the other codeshas a separate global governingauthority and the Belize Rugby Board aims to establish linkswith these to help in futuredevelopment of the sport. The Founder of Rugby Belize, T ony Gillings, is a keen rugby enthusiast, R R R R R ugby T ugby T ugby T ugby T ugby T raining Starts raining Starts raining Starts raining Starts raining Starts Alex Almas, Coach San Pedr o T ur tles RUFC writer and works as an HRConsultant. He is currently basedin Ireland but plans to relocate toBelize. You never know You never know You never know You never know You never know how strong you how strong you how strong you how strong you how strong you are until being are until being are until being are until being are until being strong is the only strong is the only strong is the only strong is the only strong is the only choice you have. choice you have. choice you have. choice you have. choice you have. -Bob -Bob -Bob -Bob -Bob Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar ley ley ley ley ley fact be a phyllodes tumor Phyllodes tumors are formed within the stroma(connective tissue) of the breast and contain glandular as well as stromaltissue. Phyllodes tumors are notstaged in the usual sense; they areclassified on the basis of theirappearance under the microscope asbenign, borderline, or malignant. Occasionally breast cancer presents as metastatic disease—thatis, cancer that has spread beyond theoriginal organ. The symptoms causedby metastatic breast cancer willdepend on the location ofmetastasis. Common sites ofmetastasis include bone, liver lung and brain. Unexplained weight losscan occasionally herald an occultbreast cancer as can symptoms of fevers or chills. Bone or joint painscan sometimes be manifestations ofmetastatic breast cancer as can jaundice or neurological symptoms.These symptoms are callednon-specific, meaning they could bemanifestations of many otherillnesses. Most symptoms of breastdisorders, including most lumps, donot turn out to represent underlyingbreast cancer Fewer than 20% of lumps, for example, arecancerous, and benign breastdiseases such as mastitis andfibroadenoma of the breast aremore common causes of breast disorder symptoms. Nevertheless,the appearance of a new symptomshould be taken seriously by bothpatients and their doctors, becauseof the possibility of an underlyingbreast cancer at almost any age Prevention W omen may reduce their risk of breast cancer by maintaining a healthyweight, drinking less alcohol, beingphysically active and breastfeedingtheir children. These modificationsmight prevent 38% of breast cancersin the US, 42% in the UK, 28% inBrazil and 20% in China. Thebenefits with moderate exercise suchas brisk walking are seen at all agegroups including postmenopausalwomen. Marine omega-3polyunsaturated fatty acids appear toreduce the risk. Removal of both breasts before anycancer has been diagnosed or anysuspicious lump or other lesion hasappeared (a procedure known as prophylactic bilateralmastectomy) may be considered in people with BRCA1 and BRCA2mutations, which are associatedwith a substantially heightened riskfor an eventual diagnosis of breastcancer Evidence is not strong enough to support this procedure in anyonebut those at the highest risk. BRCAtesting is recommended in thosewith a high family risk after geneticcounseling. It is not recommendedroutinely This is because there are Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Continued From Page 4 Continued From Page 11 many different forms of changes inBRCA genes, ranging from harmlesspolymorphisms to obviouslydangerous frameshift mutations. Theeffect of most of identifiable changesin the genes is uncertain. T esting in an average-risk person is particularlylikely to return one of theseindeterminate, useless results. It isunclear if removing the second breastin those who have breast cancer in oneis beneficial. The selective estrogen receptor modulators (such as tamoxifen) reduce the risk of breast cancer butincrease the risk of thromboembolismand endometrial cancer There is no overall change in the risk of death.They are thus not recommended forthe prevention of breast cancer inwomen at average risk but may beoffered for those at high risk. Thebenefit of breast cancer reductioncontinues for at least five years afterstopping a course of treatment withthese medications.

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Sunday, October 26, 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. business place.Rempel told the police that he rushedto the scene where the allegedbur glar W ilmer Lopez, from the nearby village of Billy White, waspresented to him. Upon checking the establishment Rempel found that both the frontand the side doors of the buildinghad been damaged. Thedetainee’ s red Melim brand motorcycle without license plates wasfound about ten yards from the scenewith a white plastic bag containingseveral phone cases and a camouflagehunting suit which Rempelpositively identified as being hisproperty Wilmer Lopez 26, laborer of Billy White village was subsequentlyarrested and charged for the crime of Burglar Caught Red Handed In Spanish Lookout 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. (2nd Publication) bur glary He pled guilty to the charged. Bail was denied resulting inthe accused being remanded toHattieville Prison. The case wasadjourned to T uesday December 23, 2014. Continues From Front Page Mahmud R Mahmud R Mahmud R Mahmud R Mahmud R esigns esigns esigns esigns esigns PUP Cayo North Representative Joseph Mahmud Joseph Mahmud he's the elected PUP Representative for Cayo North.W e have confirmed that he has told the party he is stepping down asstandard-bearer and will not contestthat seat for the PUP in the nextgeneral election. W e have confirmed that Mahmud sent a letter last weekto the party headquarters announcinghis decision. What's behind it? W ell, reports tell us that Mahmud had differences withthe other PUP General's in the W est, principally Julius Espat who is the PUP Deputy Leader for the W est. T oday Deputy Espat wouldn't discuss it only saying, quote, "It's a sensitive issue…I wish him all thebest. And I''ll be there to support him in whatever decision hemakes…" End quote. And, according to Party Leader Francis Fonseca the decision has been made. He responded to ourrequest for a comment via textmessage this evening saying that aletter was sent by Mahmud which theNational Executive will discuss.Fonseca says Mahmud quote,"r emains as Ar ea Repr esentative and will support the party fully moving forward." End quote. He adds that Mahmud cited "personal reasons" for his decision. And so, to be clear Mahmud has formally written to the PUP saying thathe will not contest the next generalelection and that they should find anew standard bearer Of course, in politics, it's not that simple. Conventional wisdom suggests thatthe party will try mightily will bring himback into the fold which has workedon a previous occasion whenMahmud was disgruntled with thestate of things in the W estern political orbit. And so while the political status quo may remain intact for the time being -it's a key development for the UDPsince Cayo North and its famous redhills has always been considered astronghold for the UDP whichMahmud wrested away fromSalvador Fernandez in the last general election.

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