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Page 0 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Sunday, November 9, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 *STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR8*8TAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR* STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR No. 421 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Price $1.00 MONDA Y Lasagna made with home made egg noodles, three cheeses and home made Ragu sauce, served with dinner salad and fresh home made bread TUESDA Y Puttanesca(whores food) Oh so good. Fresh saute vegetables and herbs, capers and olives served over a bed of Pasta and fresh baked bread. WEDNESDA Y Pollenta ( Italian tamales) served with dinner salad and fresh baked bread THURSDA Y Pasta Neapolitanafresh saute vegetables, herbs and Bacon served over a bed of Pasta with fresh baked bread. FRIDA Y Spaghetti Aglio E Olio made with roasted garlic herbs and cheese served over a bed of pasta, dinner salad and fresh baked bread SA TURDA Y P AST A E F AGIOLI Italian soup made with fresh vegetables, beans and pasta and herbs, served with fresh baked bread. ( Great for Hangovers ) Y ou want authentic Italian food? Then come on out to Mr Gr eedy`s! Located in the NEW Burns A ve Pedestrian Mall in San Ignacio, Belize. #Italian #Food#Belize #SanIgnacio #Pizzeria #MrGr eedy`s Been cooking up some new r ecipes for this season at Mr Gr eedy`s. SAN IGNACIO, Cayo, T uesday November 4, 2014: A Santa Elena man was arrested and formally charged for thepossession of less than a gram ofweed. On T uesday November 4 at around 10:50 am, a team of SanIgnacio policemen, on routine footpatrol in San Ignacio, came upon amale person in conversationwith three Caucasian males onBurns A venue. The male person was approached and informed that he would besearched for drugs. In his right frontpocket, police found a transparent ziplock bag containing what appeared tobe marijuana. The man was instantly detained and escorted to the San Ignacio policestation where he was identified asEdric Alexander Cruz 38, Belizean laborer who gave his address asCarillo Puerto A venue, Santa Elena. When placed on the scale in the Edric Alexander Cruz, 38 presence of the accused, thesuspected weed moved the digitalrecording mechanism slightly to 0.8.That’ s right not even a gram. Edric Alexander Cruz was arrested andcharged for the offence of possessionof a controlled drug. SAN IGNACIO TOWN,Thursday October 30, 2014: A female villager of S t. Mathews village, Cayo, was found inpossession of 14.4 grams ofsuspected crack cocaine, wasformally arrested and charged forpossession of a controlled drug withintent to supply Acting upon information received on Thursday October 30, a female was escorted into the police station in SanIgnacio T own where she was told that she would be searched for drugs.T elling the police that a search would be unnecessary the detained reached into the left side of the brassier shewas wearing and pulled out a Accused Female Crack Peddler Arrested transparent plastic bag containing 14.4grams of suspected crack cocaine.She was further searched by a femalepolice corporal who found nothingelse incriminating. The detained was booked as Jennifer Soto 28, Belizean domestic residing in St. MatthewsV illage, Cayo. She was later arrested and charged for the possession ofillegal drugs with intent to supply The Accused Jennifer Soto, 28 The crack cocaine ST AND UP FOR DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Let us all converge in Belmopan on T uesday November 18, 2014 to show our support for better standards of living for all! Man Charged For 0.8 Grams Of Weed 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*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*


Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Page LM STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 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 Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial Editorial 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 aste, Quality aste, Quality aste, Quality aste, Quality and Comfort makes the difference!! and Comfort makes the difference!! and Comfort makes the difference!! and Comfort makes the difference!! and Comfort makes the difference!! Savannah Ar ea, San Ignacio T own, Cayo District T elephone: 804-2522 Free Delivery within town limits. HODE’S PLACE W e offer d el iciousl y pr epar ed food in an amazing l y r el ax ed at mospher e. W e al so cat er for l ar g e or small gr oups. The trumpet of the nation hassounded, heed the call. W e are all invited to descent upon Belmopan onT uesday November 18 to show our support for the unprecedenteddevelopment taking place across thenation. National development occurring for the first time in Belize include the firstNational Bank of Belize, a revivedDevelopment Finance Corporationof Belize as well as the many socialjustice programs benefiting tens ofthousands of Belizeans in the form ofSchool Subsidies, Food Pantry Boost, Christmas and other Cheersas well as the housing loan write offsand the announced Decembermortgage payment for all Belizeanswith housing loans up to one hundredthousand dollars held at all financialinstitutions in Belize. National development combined with providing that personal financialtouch to the people wins elections.This is what the United DemocraticParty is doing. The more the UDP The T ime T o S tand Up For Y our Nation is NOW!!! government undertakes andintensifies these programs, theharder it becomes for the oppositionto attain political victory This they know only too well and so they arerunning scared. Fueled by funds from the Petro Caribe Initiative, the nationaldevelopment and social justiceprograms of the United DemocraticParty government must be halted, itmust be halted at any cost and so theopposition People’ s United Party has embarked on a mission to throw amonkey wrench into the works. Stopthe Petro Caribe program, stop thesocial programs, halt the nationaldevelopment, bring our first nationbank to its knees; curtail availablefunds in the DFC. Such is the agendaof the opposition PUP In pursuit of their selfish political agenda, the leadership of theopposition PUP wants to see theBelizean people suf fer In advancing this agenda the PUP has proceededto file for an injunction to bring Petro Caribe to a screeching halt. The PUP secretly operated the very same funds for two yearsduring which they did absolutelynothing for Belize and Belizeans.While the formula of the arrangementhas not changed, the leader ofthe PUP when questioned during a press briefing this week told thenation that his party when ingovernment collected a PITT ANCE from the Petro Caribe initiative. While almost eighty million dollars might seem like a pittance to the leaderof PUP; the funds derived for thePetro Caribe arrangement by theDean Barrow lead UDP Governmentis doing wonders for the nation andits people. When asked if he has sought to bring to the attention of theV enezuelan Embassy his party’ s opposition to the way in whichGovernment is utilizing Petro Caribefunds, the opposition leader craftilydodged the question. The realityis that, given the PUP track recordin the handling of all funds, theV enezuelans might not want to see any of them not even in photographs asthey are the same faces who were in government when the Petro Caribeinitiative was mismanaged, misusedand abused. They were also still inof fice when V enezuelan housing grants were used to pay the debt of aprivate medical institution while needyBelizeans, the intended beneficiaries,were shafted. On T uesday November 18, come to Belmopan, bring your relatives,your friends and your neighbors,jump on a bus and let us all convergeat the foot of the nationalassembly building in Belmopan at10:00 a.m. for the special sitting ofthe House of Representativeswhen the Petro Caribe matterwill be debated. Thousands of new jobs have been created. W orkers on the various development projects are nowearning an honest living. They areliving in pride as they provide fortheir families. The time to stand up formarked improvement in our standardof living and for the development ofour nation is now Belizeans, S tand Up and Be Counted! The trumpet ofthe Nation is Sounding, Answer to the call! The time to stand up for yourNation is NOW!!!! Don’t Be A Don’t Be A Don’t Be A Don’t Be A Don’t Be A Litter Litter Litter Litter Litter Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!!


Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Sunday, November 9, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 3 Is seeking the services of: Administrative Assist ant Interested applicants must possess: Salary is negotiable based on experience.Interested persons can email their applications to: OR No later than 14th November 2014 Associates Degree in Business Management Minimum two years working experience Computer literate good overall understanding ofcomputer systems MS Excel, W ord and Outlook Must be able to assist Senior Management Good communication skills (written and oral) Good interpersonal skills -be an effective team player Ability to learn quickly and master the tasks assigned Have positive work attitude and ethics Ability to work on own initiative December 6th and 7th should alreadybe locked on the calendars of every-one looking for good deals and merrysteals this Christmas season! Kick off The Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s The Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s The Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s The Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s The Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 3rd Annual Christmas Expo Extravaganza! 3rd Annual Christmas Expo Extravaganza! 3rd Annual Christmas Expo Extravaganza! 3rd Annual Christmas Expo Extravaganza! 3rd Annual Christmas Expo Extravaganza! December with the Chamber as wehost our 3rd annual Christmas ExpoExtravaganza at the Ramada BelizePrincess Hotel Kings Room on Newtown Barracks in Belize City Festivities start at 9:00 am and gostraight through to 6:00 pm on bothdays. The event has been completelybooked with over 29 homegrownbusinesses offering locally madehams, wines and spirits, crafts, choco-late and more! Come and get theperfect gift for your loved ones as youenjoy a variety of special offers onChristmas decorations and homesupplies. V isit our Christmas Expo with your family! Purchase adult tick-ets for just $3 at our office on 4792Coney Drive, but don’t forget chil-dren 1 1 and under enter for absolutely free! Start the holidays with the BelizeChamber of Commerce & Industry Event Sponsors include The BelizeChamber of Commerce & Industry’ s W estern Union, Multimedia Systems (Love FM, Estereo Amor and More FM) and Image Pro. Gate prize spon-sors include United Airlines, Grace Kennedy Belize, Running W Meats,Comex Paints, Southside Meats, andJames Brodie & Co Ltd. SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,T uesday November 4, 2014: T wo men are in police custody pending investigation into a robberyreport which occurred on T uesday November 4, in the Santiago JuanLayout area of San Ignacio. Acting on information received police visited J and K Restaurant onFlamboyant in San Ignacio, whereMartha Pineda 21, waitress, reported that at around 10:00 p.m.,while she was alone in the restaurant, W W W W W aitress Allegedly Held A aitress Allegedly Held A aitress Allegedly Held A aitress Allegedly Held A aitress Allegedly Held A t Gunpoint t Gunpoint t Gunpoint t Gunpoint t Gunpoint an unmasked male person of darkcomplexion, slim built, about five feetfive inches in height, wearing ablack sweater and black short pants,entered the restaurant and held herup with what appeared to be a pistol.The complainant informed that theman placed the gun to her neck andled her to the bathroom and lockedher up therein. A neighbor is said to have later unlocked the bathroom door andthe waitress was reportedly released. The waitress’ s first action was to check the cash drawerwhich she reported being emptied ofthe day’ s sale amounting to about three hundred dollars. Also missing she said was her cellular telephonevalued at one hundred seventy fivedollars. The complainant informed that while she does not know the man whoplaced the gun to her neck, she canpositively identify him if she sees himagain. “This is your UDP Government at work in the normal course” Hon. Dean Barrow Prime Minister of Belize


Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Page LM STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Ringworm is a skin infectiondue to a fungus. Often, there areseveral patches of ringworm on yourskin at once. Causes Ringworm is common, especially among children. However it may affect people of all ages. It is causedby a fungus, not a worm like the namesuggests. Many bacteria and fungi live on your body Some of these are useful, while others can cause infections. Ringwormoccurs when a type of fungus calledtinea grows and multiplies on yourskin. Ringwork can affect the skin on your:* Beard -tinea barbae Body -tinea corporis Feet -tinea pedis (also called athlete's foot)* Groin area -tinea cruris (also called jock itch)* Scalp -tinea capitis Ringworm can spread easily from one person to another Y ou can catch ringworm if you touch someone whohas the infection, or if you come intocontact with items contaminated bythe fungus, such as combs, unwashedclothing, and shower or pool surfaces.Y ou can also catch ringworm from Ringworm Ringworm Ringworm Ringworm Ringworm pets that carry the fungus. Cats arecommon carriers. The fungus that causes ringworm thrive in warm, moist areas.Ringworm is more likely whenyou are often wet (such as from sweating) and from minor injuries to your skin, scalp, or nails. Symptoms Symptoms of ringworm include: Itchy red, raised, scaly patches that may blister and ooze.* The patches tend to have sharply-defined edges.* Red patches are often redder around the outside with normal skintone in the center This may look like a ring.* If ringworm af fects your hair you will have bald patches.* If ringworm affects your nails, they will become discolored, thick, andeven crumble. Exams and T ests Most of the time, your health care provider can diagnose ringworm bylooking at your skin. The fungus mayglow when your skin is examined witha blue light (called a W ood's lamp) in a dark room. T ests to confirm the diagnosis may include:* KOH exam Skin biopsy Skin culture T reatment T o care for ringworm: Keep your skin clean and dry Apply over -the-counter antifungal or drying powders, lotions, or creams ketoconazole, which are stronger thanover -the-counter products. Y ou may also need antibiotics to treat skininfections from strep or staph that arecaused by scratching the area. Infected pets also should be treated. Outlook (Prognosis) that contain miconazole, clotrimazole,or similar ingredients.* Don't wear clothing that rubs against and irritates the area.* W ash sheets and nightclothes every day while you are infected. Y our health care provider may prescribe pills to treat the fungus if youhave:* A severe case of ringworm Ringworm that keeps coming back or that lasts for a long time* Ringworm in your hair Y ou may need medicines such as Skin medicine usually treats ringworm within 4 weeks. If yourringworm infection is severe or it doesnot respond well to self-care, it willusually respond quickly to antifungalpills. When to Contact a Medical Professional Call your doctor right away if you have any signs of a bacterial infection,which can result from scratching.These signs include swelling, warmskin, sudden worsening in redness of Continues From Page 14


Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Sunday, November 9, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 5 NOTICE Dear Readers & Contributors: Kindly forward all Ads, Letters, Articles, Comments and Humor to For further information please call 804-4900 or 626-8822 We thank you We thank you We thank you We thank you We thank you all for your all for your all for your all for your all for your continuous support continuous support continuous support continuous support continuous support over the years. over the years. over the years. over the years. over the years. V acancy exist at Sacr ed Hear t College for the post of: One TEMPROAR Y Accounting/Of fice Pr ocedur es T eacher Applicants must have a B.Sc. in the teaching subject area with aDiploma in Education, or B.Ed. in the teaching subject area.Remuneration is commensurate with MOE approved salaryscales. Successful applicants should have a T eacher ’ s License. Application packages should include the following: a signedletter of application, a copy of a university diploma showing thehighest earned degree, certified or official university transcript(s),two named referees, and a copy of a valid T eacher ’ s License. Completed application packages can be dropped off at theCollege, emailed to Or mail to: SecretaryBoard of GovernorsP .O. Box 163 San Ignacio T own Cayo District Deadline for Application: November 10, 2014 S acred H eart C ollege P .O. Box 163, San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize. Phone: (501) 824 -2102; 824 -2758; Fax: 824 3759 The Government of Belize andW orld Bank Sign Grant for “Management and Protection ofKey Biodiversity Areas in Belize” ProjectBelmopan. November 6, 2014: The International Bank forReconstruction and Development(W orld Bank) and the Government of Belize signed a Grant Agreement on November 5, 2014 for US$6.9million. The grant is providedby the Global EnvironmentFacility and is being administeredby the W orld Bank. This lar ge grant was approved for a five-year projectentitled “Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity GOB Signs Grant GOB Signs Grant GOB Signs Grant GOB Signs Grant GOB Signs Grant Areas in Belize” which will be executed by the Ministry ofForestry Fisheries and Sustainable Development. The Project aims to strengthennatural resource management andbiodiversity conservation in KeyBiodiversity Areas (KBAs) of Belize by supporting Sustainable ForestManagement activities in six KeyBiodiversity Areas, and institutional strengthening for enhancedenforcement of EnvironmentalRegulations. The target sites areFreshwater Creek Forest Reserve inthe north, Spanish Creek W ildlife Sanctuary in the Belize District, V aca Forest Reserve and Chiquibul National Park in the west, andMaya Mountain North ForestReserve and Columbia River ForestReserve in southern Belize, a totalof 535,000 acres. The project isexpected to increase the area undersustainable forest management andbiodiversity conservation, whileat the same time partnering with thepeople in targeted forests and 48adjacent communities to increase theirinvolvement and benefits fromsustainable livelihood opportunitiesoffered by the forests. Also included in the project are activities for revisions to the ForestsAct, the W ildlife Protection Act and the Environmental Protection Act, as well as the establishment of a nationalForest Information System, a ForestMonitoring and Compliance Unit andregional Forest Fire Brigades, all aimed at increasing institutionalcapacities to improve forest andprotected areas management inBelize. Ms. Sophie Sirtaine Country Director for the Caribbean Countries,signed on behalf of the W orld Bank. Ms. Sirtaine is visiting Belize thisweek on a familiarization tourand will visit with various governmententities and private sectorrepresentatives. These meetingsform a critical part of the countrydiagnostic leading to thedevelopment of a new countrypartnership strategy Ms. Sirtaine and her team will also be touringongoing activities funded through theBelize Municipal DevelopmentProject, which iscurrently beingexecuted by the Social InvestmentFund. W e AMS T o Please


Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Page LM STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 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 Dear Editor Allow me a space in your newspaper to respond to “letter to the Editor” reference religious discrimination. As a resident of the San Ignacio and Santa Elena, I wantto agree that Mr Juan is all the good things that was said in the letter It seems, though, that the person whowrote is privy to a lot of informationif he/she can attest that it was theonly application submitted. If so itshould be that he/she should know thatthe criteria that (I would assume) the Board of Governors (BOG) was looking for was not only religiousstatus of the candidate. It wasmentioned that Mr Juan was very instrumental in the realization of theAuditorium but the hard work ofprevious teachers and entities mustnot be forgotten. This being said, we mustunderstand and realize that SHCIS a Catholic Institution. There aremany other institutions for example,Eden High School, Alvin Y oung Nazarine High School and manyothers in the country whereby if you are employed you mustcomply with their Religious practices.Even the students are taught thatinstitution’ s specific belief and the students must attend their churchservices. It is only Sacred HeartCollege, which is a CatholicInstitution, that is not imposing itsFaith on the students. Sacred Heart College should beon it’ s guard otherwise it can loose all its Catholic roots from the inceptionof education in the country and theHigh School which was through thegreat efforts of Monsinor Facundo Castillo and other priests. If I may make mention here, there hadalready been “rumours” of wanting to take out the crucifixes from theclassrooms.! All the best to whosoever the post was granted to and I praythat that person knows to T rust in the Lord with all his/her heart andlean not unto their ownunderstanding and asknowledge theLort that He may direct the paths ofSacred Heart College!.Prefer to have name witheld 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!!! Dear Editor; My child is currently in Standard 4 at one of the leading primaryinstitutions in San Ignacio, aninstitution that is known for itscommitment to excellence. However since my child entered this Standard4 class in September her experience thus far can only be described asabsolutely hellish leaving much to bedesired! The principal of the primary school, a dedicated educator recognizes the problem but says that she ishandicapped as the school is deficientin teaching capacity for the upperclasses. This teacher lacks the capacity to handle the simple day to day runningof a classroom. Her methods seemto be outdated and archaic. Herability to reach the students entrustedin her care seems non-existent as theresults of several tests clearly showthat she is simply not getting throughto students in her classroom. To compound this matter she threatens the children when a parent dares tovisit the principal to voice theirdiscontent. Children do not respondwell in an environment where the authority figure is deemed as a threat. My child has all the necessary support to achieve academicexcellence, yet with each given day her attitude toward school andlearning is becoming more and morenegative. My child is no longer eagerto go to school as was the case in thefirst five years of her school life. We spend long hours after school waitingfor her to be dismissed because itseems this specific teacher even hasa problem with time management. Given that Standard 4 is a critical stage in a child’ s educational formation I am hoping that theadministration of this primary schoolwill sooner rather than later find a solution to this challenge which, withevery passing day continues to be asource of frustration to students andparents alike. W e acknowledge that this Anglican school has always maintained a levelof academic excellence well abovemany others. If this prevailingsituation is allowed to fester withoutattention, the results we have cometo expect from this school will beseriously affected in years to come.(Please do not print my name) By: Holley GerthContributed by: Janice Swift “Reckless words pierce like a sword” (Proverbs 12:18). W ords can be weapons A careless remark. A bit of gossip. A little less sensitivity in a stress-filledmoment. Do we know what we doto our sisters? I sit alone and pray about this oneday I’ve become afraid of words–of what they can do. And it seems in the dark I sense a whisper “Daughter words can defend and protect too.” It’ s right there in our armor: “The sword of the Spirit, which is theW ord of God” (Ephesians 6:17). W ords ar e W eapons: Handle with Car e W e must choose how we wield our words. Will you join me? A Commitment of W ords W e commit to using our words to defend and heal, not to harm. W e will not gossip. W e will not belittle. W e will guard our sisters by always speaking the best about them,encouraging them into all God wouldhave them to be, and offering graceinstead of condemnation. W e will be loyal and loving, remembering that even if we disagreewe still fight on the same side–neveragainst each other


Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Sunday, November 9, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 7 Exist at River Park Inn Resort on the Branch Mouth for a Handyman Applicant must have experience in: Plumbing Electrical Gardening Applicant must be bi-lingual Experience in Construction will be an asset V isit the River Park Inn Resort on Branch Mouth Road in San Ignacio for an Interview V ACANCY Challenge Gobie Foundation –Charity Bike Ride for KitchenExpansion Project, Octavia W aight Centre, home for the elderly in Belize– November 23, 2014 The Octavia W aight Centre, a non-profit organization and homefor the elderly in San Ignacio, Belize is in need of a new kitchen. TheCentre’ s mission is to provide the elderly with an environment thatenhances dignity and self-esteem,as well as, physical and mentalwell-being. The home currently houses 28 senior citizens, whose ages range from60 to 106 years old and two daysper week they provide meals(on-wheels) for 24 senior citizens who live in the communities of SanIgnacio and Santa Elena. W ith an expanded and upgraded kitchen theCentre will be able to provide moreoptions for nutritious meals to thein-house residents and expand themeals-on-wheels service to 5 days perweek and for more persons. Ride for Octavia W Ride for Octavia W Ride for Octavia W Ride for Octavia W Ride for Octavia W aight Center aight Center aight Center aight Center aight Center Belize’ s National Council on Aging notes “there are certainly many abandoned older people that doneed care and attention” and the Octavia W aight Centre is doing its part in the W est of the country The staff of professional care-givers honour and respect those intheir care and treat them with dignityand compassion, and they lookforward to the potential for growthwhen the Centre is able to reach out to more of the elderly in the commu-nity through the meals-on-wheelsprogramme. The Challenge Gobie Foundation is excited to partner with the OctaviaW aight Centre to raise BZ $100,000.00 which will provide forall the kitchen expansion constructionand commercial appliances costs.Challenge Gobie is organizing a16-mile charity bike ride on SundayNovember 23, 2014 from SanIgnacio to Benque V iejo Border and back. While one of the main reasons for the bike ride is to increasecommunity awareness for theOctavia W aight Center we will also take the opportunity to kick-startthe fundraising. The bike ride will start at 9:00 a.m. from the San Ignacio Hotel parkinglot. W e will ride all the way to the Benque V iejo Border where we will take a short break and then return toSan Ignacio. The ride will end at theOctavia W aight Center around 1 1:30 a.m. where there will be food anddrinks on sale – available to theentire public. If you are notparticipating in the ride please comeout to buy lunch for your family andsupport the Octavia W aight Center Riders will be asked to pay a veryminimal fee of $5 per person andT -Shirts will also be on sale. Please note that while this ride is intended for participants withMountain Bikes we will allow RoadBikes provided the riders stick withthe group. W e hereby challenge businesses from around Belize and from withinthe Cayo Community especially to get a team together to join us on the ridebut also to do their own fundraisingso that they can present a companycheck or donation on November 23,2014 toward this great project. W e welcome any person or entity who wishes to be a sponsor of ourbike ride and/or the Octavia W aight Centre kitchen expansion project.Please join us and support this veryworthy cause! Email us at: challengegobiefoundation@gmail.comor call us at 627-5206. “Courage doesn’t “Courage doesn’t “Courage doesn’t “Courage doesn’t “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes always roar. Sometimes always roar. Sometimes always roar. Sometimes always roar. Sometimes Courage is the little Courage is the little Courage is the little Courage is the little Courage is the little voice at the end of the voice at the end of the voice at the end of the voice at the end of the voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try day that says I’ll try day that says I’ll try day that says I’ll try day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” again tomorrow.” again tomorrow.” again tomorrow.” again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher Mary Anne Radmacher Mary Anne Radmacher Mary Anne Radmacher Mary Anne Radmacher The Octavia W aight Centr e


Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Page LM STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 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!!! 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Three guys are convicted of avery serious crime, and they're allsentenced to twenty years in solitaryconfinement. They're each allowedone thing to bring into the cell withthem. The first guy asks for a big stack ofbooks. The second guy asks for hiswife. And the third guy asks for two hundred cartons of cigarettes. At the end of the twenty years, they open up the first guy's cell. He comesout and says, "I studied so hard. Just One Wish I'm so bright now I could be a lawyer It was terrific." They open up the second guy'sdoor He comes out with his wife, and they've got five new kids. He says. "It was the greatest thing of my life. My wife andI have never been so close. Ihave a beautiuful new family I love it." They open up the third guy's door and he's slapping at his pockets,going "Anybody got a match?" A fellow bought a new Mercedes and was out on an interstate road fora nice evening drive. The top wasdown, the breeze was blowingthrough his hair and he decided toopen her up. As the needle jumped up to 80mph he suddenly saw aflashing red and blue light behind him. "There ain't no way they can catch a Mercedes," he thought to himself and opened her up further The needle hit 90, 100 1 10 and finally 120 with the lights still behind him. “What am I doing?" he thought and pulled over A Bad Move The cop came up to him, took hislicense without a word and examinedit and the car "I've had a tough shift and this is my last pull over I don't feel like more paperwork so if you can giveme an excuse for your driving thatI haven't heard before you cango!" Said the of ficer "Last week my wife ran off with a cop," the man said, "and I was afraid you were trying to give herback!" "Have a nice night" said the of ficer One day two men were fishing,when a Game W arden slipped up on them and asked to see theirfishing licences. One of the men took off running.So the warden started chasing him.He ran after the man up and downthe side of the river thru the swamp, up the side of a mountain, theman swam across the river with thewarden right behind him. Then heswam back across the river with the Fishing Licence warden still right behind him. Finaly after about three miles ofchasing the game warden caught upwith the man, bleeding and out ofbreath the warden asked to see hisfishing licence. The man reached in hispocket and pulled out his licence andhanded it to the warden. The warden asked why did yourun? The man just looked at thewarden and smiled and said: “my friend doesn't have a licence!” W e ar e located of f Joseph Andr ews Drive, near the Falcon Field in San Ignacio T own. Call us at 824-2076 or 610-0408. E-mail: W ash, V accum, Armoral & Engine W ashAs W ell As Pr essur e W ashing Outside of Houses Little Johnny went to his motherdemanding a new bicycle. His motherdecided that he should take a look athimself and the way he acts. She said, "W ell Johnny it isn't Christmas and we don't have themoney to just go out and buy youanything you want. So why don'tyou write a letter to Jesus and prayfor one instead." After his temper tantrum his mother sent him to his room. Hefinally sat down to write a letter toJesus.Dear Jesus, I've been a good boy this yearand would appreciate a new bi-cycle. Y our Friend, Little Johnny Now Little Johnny knew that Jesusreally knew what kind of boy he was(Brat). So, he ripped up the letter anddecided to give it another try Dear Jesus, I've been an OK boy this yearand I want a new bicycle. Y ours T ruly Little Johnny W ell, Little Johnny knew this wasn't totally honest so he tore it up and triedagain.Dear Jesus, I've thought about being a good Desparate Measures boy this year and can I have a newbicycle? Signed, Little Johnny W ell, Little Johnny looked deep down in his heart, which by the waywas what his mother was reallywanting. He crumpled up the letter andthrew it in the trash can and wentrunning outside. He aimlessly wandered about;depressed because of the way hetreated his parents and reallyconsidering his actions. He finallyfound himself in front of a CatholicChurch. Little Johnny went inside and kneltdown, looking around not knowingwhat he should really do. Little Johnnyfinally got up and began to walk outthe door and was looking at all thestatues. All of a sudden he grabbed a small one and ran out the door He went home hid it under his bed andwrote this letter Jesus, I've br oken most of the T en Commandments; shot spit wads inschool, tore up my sister's Barbiedoll and lots more. I'm desperate.I've got your mama. If you everwant to see her again, give me abike. Signed, Y ou know who


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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Page LM STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 As a true melting pot of various cultures, Belize has woven bits andpieces of many ethnicities to makewhat we know as our beautifulcountry W ith many cultures coming in, tradition and custom sometimesdisappear as the days go by However a group that is not going silently is the Garifuna. W ith November 19th, being their specialday and designated a national holiday Garifunas countrywide live up to thisyear ’ s theme of Proudly empowering History of the Garifunas History of the Garifunas History of the Garifunas History of the Garifunas History of the Garifunas The white strip, located in themiddle between the black and theyellow reminds them of the role of the white man (Europe) in the history and formation of the Garifunapeople – the forcible removal andenslavement of the African, the seizure of Garifuna land, whichprecipitated the Garifuna resistance,and the forcible removal of the peoplefrom S t. V incent. Even after the arrival and dispersal in CentralAmerica, it was still necessary to dealwith the white man. At another level, white symbolizes the peace that has eluded the Garifunapeople for most of their turbulenthistory the peace for which theycontinue to yearn. Garifuna culture Garinagu are a resilient tribal peoplewho have survived many years ofextreme hardships. Despite these,ethnological studies show thatthey are the only black people in theAmericas to have preserved theirnative culture. Because theirancestors were never slaves, theyhave been able to preserve their richand unique Afro-Caribbean heritage. Also, the Garifunas traditions, deepsense of kinship and participationin community cultural activities haveprovided them with a sense ofsolidarity and cultural identity duringtimes of turmoil. certain responsibilities and obligationsbetween the living and deceased.Food and drink should occasionallybe laid out for the ancestors who mayalso appear in dreams. A spiritual leader a “Buyei” leads the contact of a family with the deceased. Inpreparation of these spiritualgatherings with healing, drummingand dancing, a feast of seafood, meatand cassava bread is prepared. Garifuna spiritualism is creativelyexpressed through music, dancingand other art forms. Food T raditional Garifuna foods are based around fish, chicken, cassava,bananas, and plantains. Most of themeals are rich and hearty One of the staples of the diet iscassava. Cassava is made intoa bread, a drink, a pudding, and evena wine! The cassava bread is servedwith most meals. The process ofmaking the bread is very laborintensive and takes several days. Hudut is a very commontraditional meal. Hudut consistsof fish cooked in a coconut broth(called sere) and served with mashed plantains or yams. Dharasa is theGarifuna version of a tamale made withgreen bananas. It can be made eithersweet or sour The foods are very labor intensiveand used to be cooked over an openfire hearth. T oday stoves save time, but some families still prefer the tasteof the fire hearth. our children in their Garifuna heritage.On May 18th, 2001, the UnitedNations Educational, Scientific andCultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed the Garifuna language,music and dance a masterpiece ofthe oral and intangible heritage ofhumanity Belize’ s very own Andy Palacio celebrated musician and singer was honored with the title ofArtist for Peace by UNESCO W ith much history culture, tradition, song, food, religion, the Garifunas havecertainly left their mark in Belize. Forthat, we feature them in this week’ s Our Belize Community Grappling with the ramifications of the end of slavery a new ethnic group, the Garifuna appeared. In the early1800s, the Garifuna, descendants ofCarib peoples of the Lesser Antilles and of Africans who had escaped from slavery arrived in the settlement. The Garifuna had resisted Britishand French colonialism in theLesser Antilles until they were defeated by the British in 1796. After putting down a violent Garifunarebellion on Saint V incent, the British moved between 1,700 and 5,000 ofthe Garifuna across the Caribbean tothe Bay Islands (present-day Islas de la Baha) off the north coast of Honduras. From there theymigrated to the Caribbean coasts ofNicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala,and the southern part of present-dayBelize. By 1802 about 150 Garifunahad settled in the Stann Creek(present-day Dangriga) area and were engaged in fishing andfarming. The Flag Any country or entity has a flag which symbolizes their history andwhat they stand for The Garifuna have their own with a black strip, which islocated at the top. This black bandrepresents the black ancestry ofthe Garifuna people. The people havealways acknowledged the African input into what became the Garifunapeople, a phenomenon that occurredin S t. V incent starting in the seventeenth Century Religion and spirituality Garinagu are a proud peopledevoted to their roots and theirreligion consists of a mix ofCatholicism, African and Indian beliefs. Belief in and respect for theancestors is at the very core of theirfaith. The Garifuna believe that thedeparted ancestors mediate betweenthe individual the external world. If aperson behaves and performs wellthen he will have good fortune. If not,then the harmony that exists inrelationships with others and theexternal world will be disruptedleading to misfortune and illness. The religious system thus implies Music Garifuna music is similarly differentfrom the rest of Central America; the most famous form is punta. An evolved form of traditional music,still usually played using traditionalinstruments, punta has seen somemodernization and electrificationin the 1970s; this is called punta rock.T raditional punta dancing is consciously competitive. Artists like Pen Cayetano helped innovate modern punta rock by adding guitarsto the traditional music, and paved theway for later artists like Andy Palacio, Children of the Most High and BlackCoral. Punta was popular across Reenactment of the Arrival of the Garifunas in Belize Garifuna drummers Continues On Page 14 This colour at another level, recognizes the hardships and injustices thatthe people have had to endure, theirstruggles for survival and the odds thatthey have had to overcome in thecourse of their history As tough as these experiences have been, theyhelped to strengthen the Garifuna spiritand shaped their spirituality which isbased on the principle of reciprocity mutually beneficial two-way relation-ship between individuals or nations. The yellow strip at the bottom ofthe flag symbolizes the other half ofthe ancestry of the Garifuna – theAmerindians or Y ellow Caribs as they were referred to by Europeans. Thesewere actually a mixture of Caribs andArawaks and formed the host com-munity in which the fusion of Africa and South America took place to give rise to the emergence of the Garinaguas a distinct group indigenous to thecircum-Caribbean region. In contrast to the hardships experi-enced in the course of history the yellow symbolizes the hope and pros-perity Y ellow is the color of grated cassava, which is further processedto make ereba, one of the Garifunas’staple foods. It is the color of cas-sava juice, a color that is furtherbrought out in the process of turningit into dumari, an additive for enhanc-ing sauces, soups and stews. Y ellow is also the color of the rising sun,which brings new promise and muchhope for a better life. Y ellow therefore, represents hope, plenty andprosperity as well as the Carib/ Arawak input into the Garifuna iden-tity


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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Page LM STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 ARIES: Mar ch 22 to April 20 The more you try to assert yourselfat the beginning of the week, the moremuddled things get. T ry directing your energy toward a volunteer project, ateam endeavor or helping someoneelse. And listen up. Much better stuf f comes your way around W ednesday and Thursday Y ou look terrific in the spotlight, though it may have a hardtime keeping up with you! FromFriday through the weekend, coupleyour natural enthusiasm with thinkingthings through, especially when itcomes to expressing yourself.W ell-chosen words (with heart!) find their mark now Lucky numbers: 76, 85, 98 T AURUS: April 21 to May 21 Get together with others early in theweek, whether it’ s gathering input and expertise in a meeting at work, orseeing friends to laugh and talk thingsover The more you open up, the better W ednesday is good for starting something new what with the surge of energy you’ve got coming.Just have a plan and stick to itsomewhat! The days around Fridayare all about you. Y ou’re highly productive in all areas of life, and ifyou’ve got love on your mind, now’ s the time to go for it — you’re hot.On Sunday though, take a second look at something or someone.Lucky numbers: 33, 62, 90. Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Someone’ s not saying exactly what they mean as the week gets going, andthat someone might be you. Insteadof hedging, don’t be afraid to letsomeone know that you don’tknow — yet. Y ou’ll probably develop a better idea around W ednesday and Thursday perhaps on the strength of some good advice or even anunmistakable sign. Moreover what you say even on the spur of the moment, has deep meaning. Fridayand the weekend are more aboutquestions than statements. Ask (and answer) some serious ones first, andthings could get flirty on Sunday Lucky numbers: 52, 71, 88. CANCER June 21 to July 21 Y our responses are right on tar get early in the week. Let your mind and heartboth weigh in, and you’ll be golden. (Theway you say things is great, too — youhave a way with words.) Then,before you get bent out of shape onW ednesday or Thursday ask yourself if you might just be taking things alittle too seriously A further inquiry might reveal a lot and be a big relief,too. From Friday through the weekend,your unique charms are getting noticed.Y ou’re the star at a party delightful on a date and generally wonderful (andwonderfully unpredictable) in any andall circumstances. Lucky numbers: 79, 82, 95 LEO: July 24 to August 21 Save the drama as the week getsstarted. Instead of engaging in it, try alittle more research to develop a betterunderstanding. A partner ’ s in the picture around W ednesday and Thursday and two heads (or is it hearts?) are definitely better than one.Introduce a new idea to the two of youand see what happens. It’ s liable to be a great time. Around Friday and Saturday you might be in a rebellious mode. Just consider carefully who orwhat you’re challenging now — andwhy Y ou’re low-key on Sunday and a tete-a-tete looks to be very productive.Lucky numbers: 19, 23, 47. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Relationships might need a littlebreathing room at the beginning of theweek. Instead of pushing an agenda,step back and see the real potential. Ifmoney’ s involved, it’ s very important to nail down the details aroundW ednesday and Thursday Y es, it’ s a sensitive issue, but if you don’t addressit now there could be trouble later Looks like you’re ready to branch outfrom Friday through the weekend,maybe solo, or perhaps with a partnerin crime. Make a plan that allowsfor the random factor that’ s coming your way Lucky numbers: 02, 17, 29. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 It looks like something orsomebody might throw you off earlythis week, but getting too riled upabout it isn’t the most appropriateresponse. If it’ s relationship related, there may be a way to find acompromise, and W ednesday and Thursday are prime for suchdiscoveries. Y ou can perceive new levels when it comes to situations, andyou can also locate common groundnow Gratitude and smooth sailing are your reward, and from Friday throughthe weekend, your natural gracelooks great. Romance is favored, too.Lucky numbers: 06, 1 1, 30 SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 An element of surprise works in your favor as the week gets started.Use that impeccable sense of timingto show just how jaw-droppinglygreat you can be. Then, aroundW ednesday or Thursday it may be tempting to get into a tangle withsomeone. But what do you have togain? It could get way stickier thanyou think. Expect some excitement onFriday or over the weekend. If youwant things to get even more intense(and knowing you, you do), letyour real feelings be known. Be alittle vulnerable — and be readyfor just about anything! Lucky numbers: 54, 78, 92. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Y ou’ll need a serious kick-start if you want to get anything accomplishedat the beginning of the week. Get theblood pumping with exercise and eatright for ener gy and you might just be able to concentrate. WhenW ednesday and Thursday come, though, you’re on fire — thinking fast,making the right moves and wowinganyone and everyone. Fanning theflames of romance is favored now too. Duty of some sort calls thisweekend, and if you get right on it,you might just be surprised by thepleasure you’ll take in getting it done.Lucky numbers: 01, 14, 21 CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 If you’re going to email someoneearly in the week, call instead. Or better yet, say it face-to-face. Y our personal touch is terrific now whether it’ s work related or personal. Expect some static around W ednesday or Thursday Someone or some issue may be stressing you out, or yourcarefully planned schedule may get allmucked up. Just do your best and waitfor things to smooth out, which shouldhappen around Friday Fun and love are highlighted through the weekend,with your powers of attractionseriously magnified. Sweet! Lucky numbers:38, 66, 73 AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 What do you really want — andwhat’ s not going to cut it? It’ s heavy stuff for the beginning of the week,but don’t get sidetracked from corevalues and goals. Y ou’ll be in a fine position to think bigger aroundW ednesday and Thursday when your personal possibilities suddenly expandexponentially Keep your schedule open now! Something that seemsmundane on Friday or over theweekend has an odd element, onethat demands attention. And starting Sunday that odd element may have everything to do with love. Lucky numbers: 07, 49, 57 PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Y our generosity with af fection and your honesty regarding emotions hasenormous ripple effects as the weekgets started. Dreams can come truenow perhaps in particularly unexpected ways! Life and love area bit of a puzzle, though, aroundW ednesday and Thursday and you might be missing a key piece. Theperson or occurrence you think hasthe answer probably doesn’t. 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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Sunday, November 9, 2014 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Page 13 The Garifuna Settlement Dayholiday was created by Thomas V incent Ramos in 1941? Thomas V incent Ramos lived from September 17, 1887 toNovember 14, 1955 where he passedaway in his Stann Creek home at theage of 68. Ramos was born in PuertoCortes, Honduras but later movedand spent most of his life living inBelize. He worked as a school teacherand was known for being a CivilRights Activist with primary concern being the lack of healthand financial facilities to aid the Did you know… Did you know… Did you know… Did you know… Did you know… Garinagu living in Dangriga. He formed the Carib DevelopmentSociety as a way to help thesick and render financial aid tobury their dead. Ramos also fought againstthe discrimination of theGarifuna people. His mostwell-known effort was whenhe lobbied the Governor toestablish a Public and BankHoliday to commemorate thearrival of the Garifuna in Belize.His request was granted andGarifuna Settlement Day which was first known as CaribDisembarkation Day was first celebrated on November 19, 1941only in Stann Creek District, thenlater in Punta Gorda and T oledo in 1943 then country-wide in 1977. Thomas V incent Ramos Alber to August Jr at T .V Ramos Monument in Dangriga


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