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SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,
Wednesday, January 27, 2010:
Over the past several weeks and
months laptop computers and jewelry
have become the primary objects of
choice in reported incidents of burglary
within San Ignacio, Santa Elena and
surrounding communities.
San Ignacio police this week are
claiming a major break through with the
apprehension of one person caught on
camera in the act of attempting to
dispose of a reported stolen laptop


FOLEN LAPTOP COMPUTER
computer at a pawn shop in Benque
Viejo Town.
It was shortly after 9:00 a.m. on
Thursday, January 21, 2010, when
Leopoldo Arguelles, 28, Belziean bar
manager, of #8 9th Street, San Ignacio
Town, visited the San Ignacio police
station and reported that sometime
between the hours of 6:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 20 and 8:00 a.m.
on Thursday, January 21, someone
entered his house through an unlocked


Benque Viejo Police Makes Another Drug Arrest
BENQUE VIEJO TOWN, Cayo,
Wednesday, January 26, 2010:
Benque Viejo Police is this week
reporting yet another drug trafficking
arrest in that western municipality.
A team of alert police officers
patrolling the town on Monday,
January 25, reportedly observed a male
person acting suspiciously whilst
walking in town. He was detained and
when searched, was found in possession
of two plastic wrapped parcels
containing suspected marijuana.
The detainee was transported to the
police station where he was identified Jose Hermelindo "Chimis" Ich Ical,
as Jose Hermelindo "Chimis" Ich Ical, 47, Guatemalan farmer
47, Guatemalan farmer from the in his presence amounting to 927.2
neighboring Barrio El Caoba, Peten, grams. He was formally arrested and
Guatemala. The substance was weighed P T


Wayne Gabb Jr., 23, Belizean labourer
Learn More About Diabetes
The San Ignacio Branch of the Belize Diabetic
Association extends a cordial invitation to all
diabetics, supporters and interested persons to attend
an informative and educational session on diabetes.
The session, facilitated by the Cayo Health
Committee, will be held at Sacred Heart College, San
Ignacio Town on Saturday, February 6 commencing
at 2:00 p.m.
More information can be obtained by contacting the
San Ignacio Branch of the Association at telephone
#6652839 or by email at sidiabeticsagmail.com.


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Expecting To Get Something From Doing
Nothing, Except Begging, Is Not Something
That Should Be Propagated


This one might bring some
heat to bear, notwithstanding
we will proceed.
We fully support the idea of
caring and sharing with fellow
human beings especially in
times of need.
However, when we get that
feeling like someone is trying
to take us for a ride then it gets
somewhat upsetting.
Let's get straight to the point.
The seemingly unending and
now almost daily presence of
the people from the
Salvation Army at commercial
establishments and at vehicular
check points soliciting cash
is, in our view, becoming a
nuisance to the community.
The local branch of the
Salvation Army, it appears, has
now taken over the booth
abandoned by the police at Red
Creek. We were driving behind
a passenger bus just this week
when it stopped at the check
point, imagine our surprise
when, being of the impression
that it was a police operation,
we saw people from the
Salvation Army, kettle in hand,
exiting the bus. It obviously
took quite a while for these
people to approach each
passenger on the bus. In our
view, no fare paying passen-
ger should be subjected to this
kind of undue delay. The bus
driver should have never
subjected those passengers to
this treatment.
In fairness to the driver of the
bus, he might have likewise
been of the view that it was a
police operation and by the
time the Salvation Army
people invaded the bus, it was
too late to halt them.
With only one bridge
presently in operation as the
link between San Ignacio,
Santa Elena and beyond, the
motoring public, in addition to
the inconvenience of having to
burn expensive fuel while
going nowhere as they await
their turn to cross the bridge,
coupled with traffic wardens
checking for insurance,
registration and asking for
driver's permit; the kettle,


rammed in our faces, is now
becoming a regular feature.
We have always supported
the Salvation Army's Annual
Christmas Kettle Appeal.
However, of late it is becoming
anything but annual with the
accompanying catch phrase
"There is no season for
giving". The "Christmas"
kettle is now a permanent
fixture inside some of the
banks in town.
In our humble opinion, the
regular expectation to get
something from doing nothing
except begging, is not the
kind of example that we would
want to propagate.
Frankly, instead of going
out there begging for a hands
out, we would really like to see
the Salvation Army organizing
a little bake sale, a little
bar-b-q sale, a little fair, a
little anything which would
show that they are working for
something instead of just
expecting to get something
from doing nothing.
Yes, the local Rotary Club
does the same thing but with
far less frequency. The first
difference being however is that
from time to time we hear of
the Rotary Club making
meaningful contributions to the
police, to the center for senior
citizens and to other social
organizations.
The Rotary Club was recently
collecting funds with the
expressed request to assist the
earthquake victims in Haiti


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Elena, Cayo, Belize,
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email: starewspaper@gmail.com
Publisher: Alberto August
Editor: Nyani Azueta-August
Circulation: Errol Gonzalez
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while the Salvation Army was
out soliciting cash with no
expressed purpose other than
to get the money.
Ask yourself these two basic
questions:
a) Where does a person
in need go for assistance from
the Salvation Army in this
community? and


b) When was the last time
you heard of the Salvation
Army making any meaningful
contribution in this community?
The element that triggered
this writing is the presence of
persons with questionable
characters soliciting funds on
behalf of the Salvation
Army.


Benque Viejo Police Makes Another Drug Arrest


charged for drug trafficking.
The accused appeared before
Magistrate Anna Rachel
Montejo in Benque Viejo
magistrate's court on Tuesday,
January 26, where he pled guilty
to the charge.
He was ordered to forthwith
pay a fine of $1,005, including
,i 'r.


cost of court, in default of
payment, he would spend one
year in jail.
He was unable to come up
with the fine and was
consequently transported to the
central prison in Hattieville
until the fine is paid or until the
jail term expires, whichever
comes first.
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In Support Of The Hon. Wilfred


By: Wellington C. Ramos


From the time I was a child
growing up in Belize it was
always the (NIP) National
Independence Party that was
fighting for Belizean nationalism
under the leadership of their
highly respectable leader the late
Philip S.W. Goldson.
For its part, the People's United
Party, under the leadership of
their leader George Cadle
Price, was accused by the
British Government of selling
out Belize to Guatemala lock,
stock and barrel
I remember attending several
"No Guatemala" demonstra-
tions organized by the NIP with
my mother the late Josephine
Sampson in Dangriga Town.
Over the years the National
Independence Party evolved
into the United Democratic
Party (UDP) but the party's
political philosophy remained
unchanged.
I remember most of the
families that attended those
demonstrations in Belize City
and the Elrington's were at the
heart of these demonstrations.
Recently, our current Foreign
Minister, Hon. Wilfred "Sedi"
Elrington who comes from that
family made a remark about
Belize's border resulting in some
members of the People's United
Party asking for him to step
down as Foreign Minister.
The argument is over his
use of the word "artificial"in
reference to Belize's Western
border with Guatemala.
I do not know in what context
he was using this word but the
fact of the matter is that all
borders under European
Colonization are man made
whereby rendering them
artificial.
Prior to the Spanish and
British coming to Belize and
Guatemala, the Mayas owned all


that area known today as
Belize and Guatemala. The
Mayas roamed from one place
to another without worrying
about Immigration Officers and
Checkpoints. Even up to today,
the Mayas are still going in and
out of Belize and Guatemala to
visit their relatives in these two
countries with no respect for law
enforcement agencies on either
side of the border.
Some members of the
People's United Party are
saying that the Foreign
Minister's statement will
strengthen Guatemala's ar-
guments to justify their claim for
our territory. I tend to disagree.
Belize can argue that prior to the
Spanish landing in Central


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America, a Maya Civilization
existed in Belize with its
own unique monarchial system
of government separate from the
government that administrated
the country of Guatemala.
When the Spaniards arrived,
they slaughtered the native
Indians. They created political
upheaval and destroyed the
governmental structures of the
Mayas.
In his capacity as Belize's
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the
Hon. Wilfred Elrington'sjob is
to defend Belize's sovereignty
and territorial integrity. I have
known Mr. Elrington for over
thirty years. I also know several
members of his family and
therefore I can say without


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hesitation that they are prepared
fight and to die if necessary
for their beloved country.
Therefore, for anybody to imply
or suggest that this Minister is
disloyal and cannot be trusted
in negotiating on our country's
behalf that is the furthest thing
from the truth.
Prime Minister Dean Barrow
has publicly stated that he will
neither fire nor seek the
resignation of his Foreign
Minister. He has my support on
that bold stance.
When George Price was
suspected of dealing secretly
with Guatemala to sell out
Belize to them, it was the
parents of some of these same
PUP's who were saying
"Contact Or No Contact Que
Viva George Price. George


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Donates to the Haiti Earthquabe Relief Effort in Belize


January 22nd 2010
Today, the Belize Bank Limited and
B I British Caribbean Bank International
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SLimited, made a donation to the Red
Cross Haiti Earthquake Relief effort at
the Belize Red Cross headquarters
Si on Gabourel Lane, in Belize City,
Marketing Manager, for the Belize
SBank Limited, Misty Michael, and
Manager for Product Development at
StBritish Caribbean Bank International,
Alina Gonzalez, presented the cheque
for $22,000 to Director General of the
Belize Red Cross, Lily Bowman. The donation was made to assist the Belize Red Cross with its
local fundraising efforts to help Haitians affected by the record 7.0 magnitude that hit the
nation on January 12th.

After the news of the devastating earthquake broke, the sister financial institutions immedi-
ately began exploring ways in which they could provide assistance. Employees of the Banks
were also eager to assist, and of today's donation more than $4000 came directly from the
pockets of staff countrywide.

Both the Belize Bank Limited and British Caribbean Bank International Limited are dedicated
to giving back to the communities which they serve, and in times such as these are more
than ready and willing to assist in whatever way they can to make a difference. Both
institutions hope that this donation will help to provide some of the much needed necessities
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Understanding The Dispute In Citrus
Citrus Growers Association Responds To Banks Holdings Limited


On the Wednesday, January
27, 2010 edition of the Channel
7 News Belizeans may have seen
and heard these two gentlemen
"weigh in on the citrus
dispute".
They represent Banks
Holdings, a company out of
Barbados that owns 46.5% of
Citus Products ofBelize Limited
(CPBL).
The Citrus Growers Associa-
tion (CGA) notes that Banks
Holdings has taken the interest
to comment on the problems
facing the Citrus Industry in
Belize. It is unfortunate,
however, that in doing so Banks
Holdings has chosen to do so
not in the interest of its partner,
the CGA and the CGA's
Investment Company Limited
that represent the interest of all
Citrus Growers who are its
members, but to support CPBL's
Chief Executive Officer, Dr.
Henry Canton.
From the CGA's perspective
it is apparent that Banks
Holdings does not fully
appreciate the gravity of the
situation facing all parties.
In an effort to bring the point
across in a real and practical way
the CGA on behalf of all its
members hereby poses the
following questions to these
gentlemen in an effort for Banks
Holdings to get a better
appreciation of the position
of all the Growers who are
members of the CGA and in
effect their business partners:

FIRST QUESTION
Sir Allan, as Chairman of
Banks Holdings Limited, what
would you do if Mr. Richard
Cozier as CEO of Banks
Holdings sued Banks Holdings
Limited?
Would you instruct Banks
Holdings' attorney to not defend
Banks Holdings and have Mr.
Cozier's attorney proceed to
take action against Banks
Holdings and the rights of its
shareholders?
Would Mr. Cozier still be
gainfully employed as the CEO
of Banks Holdings?
We ask this because, Dr. Henry
Canton, the serving CEO of
CPBL has taken the following
court action against CPBL,
a) Claim No. 661 of 2009
The purpose of this legal


action was to place an injunction
against CPBL from calling the
shareholders meeting requested
by the CGA's Investment
Company Ltd. so that it could
remove and replace three of its
appointed directors namely Mr.
Michael Duncker, Dr. Henry
Canton and Mr. Frank
Redmond.
In this particular instance, may
we remind you Sir Allan, that
you and Mr. Cozier along with
the other two members of the
Banks Holdings representatives
on the CPBL Board (Bob
Ramchand & Dan Stoute) along
with Mr. Michael Duncker, Dr.
Henry Canton, and Mr. Frank
Redmond, acting as the Board of
CPBL, instructed CPBL's
attorney not to defend CPBL or
the rights of its shareholders but


to maintain a "watching brief".
b) Claim No. 860 of 2009

SECOND QUESTION
Does Banks Holdings have
contracts with its CEO's private
companies? If so, do these
companies provide the same
core services to Banks Holdings
that Banks Holdings subsidiar-
ies currently do on their own?
If so, does the scenario as
explained by Mr. Michael
Duncker on Channel 7 News
occur?
We ask this because Dr.
Henry Canton's private
company, Agricultural Develop-
ment & Services (ADS) has
contracts with CPBL to do the
following:
a) Provide CPBL groves with
young citrus plants. (He closed


the nursery owned by CPBL
and outsourced this to ADS)
b) Provide maintenance
service for the CPBL vehicles
(which CPBL's garage provided
for many years)
c) Provide grove management
services (which CPBL grove
management services provided
for years).
Back to the scenario we
referred to in question #2, Mr.
Duncker explained and we
quote, "At the last board
meeting that we had, we had a
very good look at all the
contracts thatADS has with the
company. The company itself
manages certain groves and
ADS manages some and it
was found that the production
from the ADS managed groves
was better than the company
managed groves and also the
cost was less from the ADS
managed groves than the


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company managed groves. So
what was done that we switched
the groves around to try to bring
up the other groves to the ADS
ones"
Does this mean that as CEO
of CPBL, Dr. Canton is unable
to put the structure and people
in place to achieve the same level
of results as he does with ADS?
Does this mean that the
hard working and competent
professionals at CPBL who
manage groves are managing the
worst groves as compared to the
groves ADS is managing? Or,
does this mean that in his
private capacity outside his
contract as CEO of CPBL, Dr.
Henry Canton is somehow able
to provide better services to
CPBL?
Isn't this a terrible indictment
against Dr. Henry Canton?
Whatever the case may be
shouldn't a company with some
10,000 acres of groves have
as a core competency, grove
management expertise?

THIRD QUESTION
As Chairman of Banks
Holdings, what would you do if
your CEO, Mr. Cozier, started a
private company that has as one
of its objects, to acquire, own
and operate a beer processing
plant? (Note to readers- Banks
Holdings manufactures beer).
Furthermore, what would be
your reaction if along with
starting this new company your
CEO would also have one of his
partners in that new venture in
the media speaking on behalf of
Banks Holdings and taking that
opportunity to promote this new
competing venture?
We ask this because Dr. Henry
Canton is a founder of a
new private company set up
purportedly to represent Citrus
Growers who choose to become
part of that venture. Objective
five of that company's articles of
association reads as follows,
"acquire own and operate
citrus processing plant".
Furthermore on at least two
occasions in the Belizean media
one Mr. Ernest Raymond was
present discussing CPBL related
issues seemingly on behalf of
CPBL. This is curious noting
that Mr. Raymond has no
official ties to CPBL but is a
co-founder along with Dr.
Canton and Mr. Michael


Duncker of this new private
entity established purportedly to
represent Growers. As a matter
of fact that new entity is
actually registered to Mr.
Raymond's address.
As Chairman, Sir Allen, would
you do like Mr. Duncker to join
the CEO in being a part of a
venture that has visions of
directly competing or owning the
company you represent?
Now let us remind you that
you, Mr. Cozier, Mr. Ramchand,
Mr. Stoute, Mr. Duncker, Mr.
Redmond and Dr. Canton,
acting as the Board of CPBL,
did decide for the farms owned
by CPBL to resign their
membership from the CGA
following Dr. Canton's sinister
plan to close down the CGA.
Furthermore, even when very
high ranking Government of
Belize officials, as part of a
mediation process recommended
that this action be reversed, you
and the gentlemen mentioned
directly above, did not reverse
the decision fully. Instead you
decided to have the subsidiaries
pay membership fees to CGA
but not rejoin. Is this to leave
the door open to have these
subsidiaries join the private
company established by Dr.
Canton, Mr. Michael Duncker
and Mr. Ernest Raymond to
represent growers?
As to the matter of fiduciary
responsibility, Sir Allan
with your learned corporate
experience, would you see the
following as an example of
fiduciary responsibility? What
would be your reaction be if your
CEO led Banks Holdings into a
situation like this (below)?
v Dr. Henry Canton, as the chief
proponent of the Investment
Agreement and a former
Director of the Belize Citrus
Growers Association Investment
Company Limited (ICL) (the
company owned by CGA that
owns the shares in CPBL), at
the time of the Investment
Agreement, concocted a transac-
tion that saw ICL sell off 46.5%
interest in CPBL and get only 4
million dollars in return while
owing some 12 million dollars
for purchasing CPBL?
Incidentally, Mr. Raymond
was the Chairman of the
Investment Company at that time
as well.
Mr Cozier you questioned what
was done by Mr Denzil Jenkins


and his group with the dividends
that were received by the
CGA?
Well firstly, Mr. Jenkins is a
member of the Board of CGA
and the Chairman of the Board
of CGA's Investment Company
Ltd. Contrary to your insinua-
tion; none of these Boards is a
"Denzil Jenkins Group" or
anyone's group for that matter.
The members are qualified,
experienced and hard working
professionals who are looking
out for the best interest of the
Citrus Growers they represent
and the profitable sustained
development of CPBL to be
enjoyed by all shareholders.
In regards to how CGA used
the dividends received, note the
CGA does not question how
Banks Holdings uses its dividend
income. However, CGA refers
you to Mr. Frank Redmond who
was the Chairman of CGA and
who went to great lengths to
ensure that CGA only met the
minimum required obligations
on its loans and then paid out all
the remaining funds. You should
also know that most of this
money went right back to CPBL
as it produces the most fruit and
the monies were paid pro-rata on
fruit delivered to the factory. We
remind you that this is the
same Mr. Frank Redmond who
collaborates with Banks
Holdings' representatives on the
CPBL Board.
For the record, during the
seven month tenure of the
current CGA Board, no
dividends have been declared
by CPBL. Furthermore, Mr.
Jenkins' comment was that no
dividends were paid for the last
two financial years even though
the retained earnings position of
CPBL allows for dividends to be
paid.
He further stated that he
understood that the company
plans not to pay dividends
through 2013 as a deliberate
strategy to strangle CGA and its


Investment Company Limited.
It was questioned why CGA/
ICL refuses to increase the
Board to 10 directors giving Dr.
Canton a seat?
It is bad enough that even with
five out of the nine directors we
can't make a decision, why
would ICL want to have a
five-on-five scenario?
Furthermore, in the case of
Dr. Henry Canton and his
actions against CPBL and the
majority shareholder, he has
outlived his welcome as CEO of
CPBL! Why hasn't Banks
Holdings used one of its four
seats to ensure Dr. Canton has a
seat on the Board?
SirAllan andMr Cozier, what
does the following mean?
Clause of the Investment
Agreement 9(1) reads, "The
board of directors of the
Company shall consist of no
more than nine (9) persons of
which five (5) shall be
nominated by the Majority
Shareholder andfour (4) by the
Investor and each party shall
have the absolute right to
remove and replace any of
their respective directors at any
time."
For the members of the CGA
and its Investment Company it
means that ICL has absolute
right to appoint and remove its
directors at any time. Why did
Banks Holdings continue to
obstruct ICL from changing its
directors? The CGA and the
Investment Company are
confident that the Court will rule
it its favour on regarding this
matter.

CGA's Position
Dr. Henry Canton was given
an opportunity to serve in the
best interest of the Growers. The
way he crafted and manipulated
the Investment Agreement has
resulted in the Growers losing
control of their company. He has
also demonstrated that his


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Why We Built The Bomb;

Why We Dropped The Bomb


BY: Rudolph A. Bowman
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The world changed irretriev-
ably on July 16, 1945, when, in
a New Mexico desert near
Alamogordo, the first atomic
bomb was tested.
On August 6, Little Boy, a
gun-type uranium bomb, was
dropped on Hiroshima, and
on August 9, Fat Man, an implo-
sion-type plutonium bomb, on
Nagasaki. Japan surrendered six


days later, and World War Two
ended, officially, on September
2, 1945. Germany had
previously surrendered.
To understand these dreadful
series of events, we need to pose
two important questions:
1) why did we, the USA, build
the bomb, and
2) more importantly, why did
we feel we had to drop the bomb.
I will give what I consider to
be the short answers, and then
proceed to develop each, more


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fully. Keep in mind these are my
views, and they do not represent
any official standing of the US
government.
We built the bomb because
we thought Germany had the
potential to do so with its many
brilliant scientists, and would
have no qualms to use it on Great
Britain, and later, on the USA.
We dropped the bomb because
we felt this would save,
conservatively, tens of thousands
of American lives by not having
to invade and capture the island
of Japan.
Now to proceed on why we
built the bomb. For this, we
need to go back to the end of
WW1, and to the Treaty of
Versailles which imposed near
unbearable conditions upon the
German people, especially the
one that made them accept full
blame for the start ofWW1, and
for the loss of millions of lives.
These impositions created great
anger and resentment among the
German people, and made it easy

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Price All the Way". They even
lifted him up on their shoulders
and paraded him through the
principal streets of Belize City.
My advice is for Eamon
Courtney, John Briceno, Mark
Espat and these young PUP
newcomers go study Belize's
political history or speak with
older Belizeans who lived
during those days of Guatema-
lan contact with Belizeans.
It is nice to make fancy
speeches but those making these
speeches should ensure that their
speeches bear some semblance
of truth and substance because
we are listening and some of us
are recording them.
I am writing this article to
publicly inform that I stand
behind the Prime Minister's
decision to retain the Hon.
Wilfred Elrington as Belize's
Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Chief Diplomat.
The People's United Party
have suffered the worst defeat
in its political history in two of
the most recent elections, being
the 2008 general elections and
the 2009 municipal elections.
Now we see them mischie-
vously seeking attention.
I strongly urge the leadership
of the PUP to concentrate on
reuniting their badly fractured
party in the hope of offering at


for a charismatic and eloquent
Adolph Hitler to become
absolute leader (Fuehrer).
He had shown in his earlier
writings (My Struggle), his
views on the need for a pure
Germanic race which would
need more land for expansion,
and a great distrust for Jews and
Bolsheviks. So he rearmed,
rebuilt his economy, retook his
lost lands, gave pride back to the
German people, and took part of
Czechoslovakia. He proceeded
to take Poland in spite of an
agreement with Chamberlain,
and then found himself at war
with England and France on
September 1, 1939. In six
weeks he captured most of
Europe with England being the
only survivor.
A Couple important events
took place in Germany outside
of the build up of the war
machine in the 1930s. First of
all, Germany led the world in
Nobel Prize scientists in the first


Wilfred "Sed" Elrington
least some semblance of chal-
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The PUP can discuss the
present and the future as much
as they want but they cannot run
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Government Is Serious About Poverty Alleviation


BELIZE CITY, Wednesday,
January 27, 2010:
The Ministry of Economic
Development, Commerce and
Industry, and Consumer
Protection, hosted a National
Consultation Workshop at the
Radisson Fort George in Belize
City on Tuesday, January 26, to
brief stakeholders on the
findings of the draft Country
Poverty Assessment Report
2009.
The Draft Report has been
prepared with financial
assistance from the Caribbean
Development Bank (CDB) and
the process was overseen by the
National Human Development
Advisory Committee (NHDAC)
which is a multi-sectoral body
mandated to provide informed
advice to the Government of
Belize and the general public on
socioeconomic policy develop-
ment, with special emphasis on
sustainable human development
and the elimination of poverty.
The Draft CPA report
assesses the current conditions
contributing to poverty, and
identifies policies, strategies,
action programmes and projects
that can reduce the extent and
severity of poverty in Belize.
Once the report is finalized, it
will be used by the Government
of Belize and development
organizations to enhance social
development and improve
overall quality of life for all
social groups.


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three decades. They ushered in
Quantum Physics (Planck),
Relativity (Einstein), the Uncer-
tainty Principle (Heisenberg).
When they were refused Chilean
nitrate fertilizer in WW1, they
manufactured ammonia (Haber
Process); when they were
refused oil in WW2, they made
oil from coal (Fisher-Tropsch
Process). But most importantly,
two German scientists, Hahn and
Strassmann, discovered fission,
which led to the atomic bomb.
Lise Meitner, an Austrian-born
Jew working with them, related
to them the fact that they had
split the uranium atom by hitting
it with neutrons, which caused a
chain reaction. The implication
was that huge amounts of energy
could be got according to
Einstein's famous equation since
matter was lost which was then
converted into energy.
This fact, however, was not
lost upon other European
non-Germans, like Leo Szilard
and Niels Bohr, who took the
message to England and the US,
and finally to Roosevelt through
Einstein, who had migrated to
the USA, along with many other
Jewish scientists.
Thus started the Manhattan
Project in various sites across the
USA under General Leslie
Groves and Prof J. Robert
Oppenheimer in an attempt to
beat Germany to the bomb.
Ironically, this project hired
many of the same Europeans
fleeing German and Italian
tyranny (Bethe, Teller, Fermi).
Roosevelt gave permission to
increase funding on December 6,
1941, and Japan attacked Pearl
Harbor the following day. The
US spent $2 billion then,
employed tens of thousands, and
manufactured in about two to
three years both types of bomb,
uranium-235 in Oak Ridge, TN,
and plutonium-239 in Hanford,
WA. Their headquarters and
brain trust was in Los Alamos,
NM, not far from the Trinity site


where the first bomb was
exploded.
Germany surrendered on May
8, 1945, and the US had only
Japan to worry about who was
fighting fiercely in the South
Pacific, and was not about to
surrender.
Truman had taken over from
Roosevelt who had died of a
stroke in April.
At Potsdam in July, meeting
with Churchill and Stalin,
Truman sent an ultimatum
to Japan, "unconditional
surrender". Japan wanted to
protect Emperor Hirohito who
was a "god on earth" to them;
so they refused. And so, on that
fateful morning on August 6,
Paul Tibbets set out from Tinian
Island in the Enola Gay (B-29
plane) and dropped the bomb
that changed history forever.
Many reasons have been given
for the dropping of the bomb
besides saving ofAmerican lives
(and, ironically, Japanese
lives): revenge for the sneak
attack on Pearl Harbor, show
Russia we had a terrible weapon
(they already knew from spies),
display the effects of our $2B
gadget on a protected city (no
previous bombing) for full
impact, break Japan's will to
continue and to surrender to us
instead of the Russians.
Were there other voices against
the bomb in the US? Yes,
there were, even among some
scientists from Los Alamos, and
certain military and political men,
but they were overruled by a
thought that Truman could have
been impeached if more Ameri-
cans died, (400,000 had already
died) and we had a mechanism to
save them.
We must remember Japan fought
to the death, literally, in places like
Midway, Guadalcanal, Saipan,
and the last two bloodiest, Iwo
Jima, and Okinawa, where tens of
thousand ofAmericans died. They
not only remembered this, but
Pearl Harbor, where 1,177 soldiers
met an entombed watery death in


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(ii) a series of Participatory
Poverty Assessments (PPAs).
and
(iii) an Institutional Analysis
(IA).
The results of each component
were used to formulate the
Program of Action section of
the CPA that contains recom-
mendations for policy interven-
tions covering all aspects of
poverty reduction.
The workshop had
representation from a wide cross
section of government, non-gov-
ernment, donor community, and
civil society organizations.


the USS Arizona (over 2,400
died); they remembered the Death
March in the Philippines, and the
terrible treatment and gruesome
execution of American and
Filipino POWs. Previous to that
Japan had shown no mercy to
Chinese soldiers and civilians
before the war, and held over
100,000 Chinese women as sex
slaves. The point is that the view
in America in 1945 was greatly
anti-Japanese. As a matter of
fact over 80% of the American
populace agreed with the
dropping of the bomb right after
the war.
Time has tempered that
feeling somewhat. We now know
how terrible the bomb was, and
that it should never be used again.
We know that Japan was
defeated and more time could have
possibly led to surrender. Possi-
bly! Some wonder whether we
had to drop the second bomb.
Could we not have let them
preserve their emperor which we
ultimately did anyway? Did we
really have to take the Island of
Japan, and probably lead a proud
nation into mass suicide?
I guess the moral of the story is
that war should be avoided at all
costs. After all its entire objective
is to kill the other guys with no, or
minimum loss on your side. What
better way than the use of the
atomic bomb. When the Zulus
came after the British inAfrica, the
British had no qualms using their
machine guns against their spears.
No such thing as a just war
exists when one nation is militarily
superior. We fire-bombed over
60 cities in Japan, and killed more
than those in Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, but it was the
insidious nature of a one-bomb
attack that rocked the world, and
left us with a dubious legacy.
Hopefully, never again!


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ARIES:
March 22 to April 20
he coming week, there is excessive focus on material as-
pects. You will be preoccupied with increasing funds at
your disposal and looking at acquiring some gadget or as-
set. You will be under pressure to organize a function at
home. There could be hope for revitalizing an old project.
Lucky Numbers : 07, 44, 83.

TAURUS:
April 21 to May 21
You are likely to be motivated by two strong reasons for
going full steam. One is the comfort and happiness from
loved ones and second is the strong desire to get make
things happen according to you. There could be some dab-
bling in the stock market. Lucky Numbers: 03, 41, 96.

GEMINI:
May 22 to June 21
The coming week is more likely to be a challenge of sorts.
.4 You will desire quick completion of your projects but there
Swill be roadblocks waiting for you to lose you calm.
Consider all parameters in mind while committing to a
partnership. Keep away from anger at any cost. Lucky
Numbers: 02, 35, 61.
CANCER:
June 22 to July 23
This is one period that will require you to put your emo-
/ -- tions in the back seat and work like a real handler with
..-1 relationships. People could be really difficult around you
and it may not be easy to move through the days without
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July 24 to August 21
There will be some unusual meetings this week. You will
find it exciting as new people bring new dimensions to
your social life. If you have had any new plans for
implementation, now is the time for implementing them.
There is a big possibility of renewing your bonds with
your roots and family. Lucky Numbers: 09, 14, 54.

VIRGO:
August 22 to September 21
There could be a number of disturbances to your plans
but the outcome will depend on how you decide to deal
with situations. Don't get touchy about it. Instead, move
on. This will help transform seemingly disadvantageous
situations in your favour. Finances will improve and you
will widen your focus to diverse areas. Lucky
Numbers: 18, 31, 95.

LIBRA:
September 22 to October 23
Actions and activities carried out this week will be spurred
by a need for change. There are increased chances for
romantic meetings and social interactions. Heightened
emotions could lead to some volatile situations. Try to deal
with matters as calmly as possible, but don't compromise
on your ideals. Lucky Numbers: 04, 28, 76.

SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21
You will feel the need for more funds. Even if you strive
now, money is likely to come in slowly. You will have to
put in hard work if you desire to make any gains at all.
Also, interpersonal relationships will be strained and there
could be some sharp exchange of words.Lucky
Numbers: 24, 70, 88.

SAGITTARIUS:
November 22 to December 21
Your networking skills come into play this week. You need
to approach resourceful people in order to seek funding
for your projects. Avoid confrontation or breaking a law.
Health will need to be taken care of and alternative
medicine and healing techniques could help. Lucky
Numbers: 49, 68, 72.

CAPRICORN:
December 22 to January 20
Money matters will preoccupy your attention. You could
be interested in multiplying your gains through trading in
stocks. Although, do not undermine the risks. Some changes
in personal life occur that set you thinking about serious
issues you have been ignoring until now. Lucky
Numbers: 22, 58, 90.

AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19
An eventful phase for you where you take some rather
exciting decisions. You may also rework your plans about
the future and the people you wish to be associated with.
Differences arise in close working relationships too, but
the damage can be contained by focusing on the long term
goals. Lucky Numbers: 37, 86, 98.

PISCES: February 20 to March 21


You may have to try extra hard to pay attention to detail,
especially when it's related to finance. Write down all
MI. details systematically. Laxity or relying upon memory will
S 7 backfire. You may be tempted to handle some very
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Ministry of Natural Resources
and the Environment
Belmopan

LAWS OF BELIZE

REGISTERED LANDS ACT, CHAPTER 194 REVISED EDITION 2000

VARIATION UNDER SECTION 4


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Seciion SANTA ELENA,(AYOs is varied and hereafer deicrihed as follows:-

Made this 26 ay of January, 2010.




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The first applicant, an tician. When asked how much
engineer, was asked how much money he wanted, he whispered
he wanted to be paid for going. in the interviewer's ear, "Three
"A million dollars," he million dollars."
answered, "because I want to "Why so much more than the
donate it to M.L. I others?" the interviewer asked.
The next applicant, a doctor, The politician replied, "If
was asked the same question. He you give me $3 million, I'll
asked for two million dollars. "I give you $1 million, I'll keep
want to give a million to my $1 million, and we'll send the
family," he explained, "and engineer."
All that glitters is not 2old


After shopping for most of
the day, a couple returns to find
their car was stolen.
They go to the police station
and made a full report.
A detective drives them back
to the parking lot to see if any
evidence can be found at the
scene of the crime.
To their amazement, the car
has been returned.
There is an envelope on the
windshield with a note of
apology and two tickets to a
music concert.
The note reads, "I apologize
for taking your car, but my
wife was having a baby and I
had to hot-wire your ignition
to rush her to the hospital. We
apologize for the inconven-
ience. Here are two tickets to


attend tonight's Big Concert
at the Bliss Institue in support
of the earthquake victims in
Haiti."
With their faith in humanity
restored, the couple attend the
concert and return home late.
They find their house has been
burglarized. The place ransacked
from the attic to the basement.
All their cash, jewelry and
electronic equipment gone.
Then they find a note on the
dining room table.
And the note reads "Hello
again. Hope you enjoyed the
concert. At least you still have
your car. I have a new born kid
and I must now buy milk,
pampers and save for the kid's
healthcare and education,
don't I?"


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sidewalk, the Tom Cruise look-
alike apologized, "Pardon me!"
"That's quite all right," the
woman replied. "You look just


like my fourth husband."
"Wow!" he said. "How many
times haveyou been married? "
She winked at him and said,
"Three."


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allegiance is to himself and his
apologists. For too long, the best
interests of Growers have not
been properly represented.
The position that the Growers
find themselves in is in large part
due to following the leadership
and vision of the likes of
Dr. Henry Canton, Michael
Duncker, Frank Redmond and
Ernest Raymond.
Banks Holdings must realize
that its partner in this venture is
not Dr. Henry Canton it is the
CGA, its Investment Company
Limited and citrus growers who
they represent. Dr. Canton is not
the only talented individual in
Belize qualified and capable of
leading CPBL. In fact he is not
the most talented or qualified.
There are many talented
individuals in Belize who would
put their talents to good use and
demonstrate the sort of ethical
behaviour that would not create
a scenario embroiled in conflicts
of interest. These individuals
would discharge their functions
in the best way possible for the
company and its shareholders
instead of seeking to divide an
industry and in essence hold
hostage the members of the
CGA, the majority shareholders
of CPBL.
Furthermore, Banks Holdings
needs to honour Clause 9(1) of
the Investment Agreement and
respect the absolute right of
CGA Investment Company
Limited to remove and appoint
its five directors on the CPBL
Board at any time.
As Banks Holdings largest
investment outside Barbados, we
advise to not put your fate in the
hands of any one man.
In this case, take a step back,
reflect on this situation and learn
from what has turned out to be a


grave mistake on the part of the
members of the CGA who
followed the vision of Dr. Henry
Canton.
The members of the CGA are
fed up with the actions of Dr.
Henry Canton, Mr. Michael
Duncker and Mr. Frank
Redmond, and call on them one
last time to respect the rights
of the members of the CGA
and in so doing remove
themselves from the CPBL
Board.
Banks Holdings by your vote
on August 12, 2009, in essence
created this turmoil, and with
your recent actions at the
December 4, 2010 CPBL Board
meeting in Miami, you continue
to display a blatant disregard for
the rights of the members of the
CGA, who are the majority
shareholders of the CPBL.
The members of the CGA and
their forefathers toiled very hard
and developed a vibrant citrus
industry and a CGA that
achieved the acquisition of the
processors in Belize.
After nearly 100 hundred years
of work the members will not sit
idly by and watch Dr. Canton
and Banks Holdings destroy this
achievement and take absolute
control of CPBL.
Citrus is how they feed their
families, educate their children
and live their lives. What they
are seeing now is their life work
being controlled by a foreign
entity, their national juice
Caribbean Pride has now,
locally, become a product of
"Pinehill" and wonder what
next will be taken over by
Pinehill of Barbados?
We urge Banks Holdings to
look at the big picture and start
working with CGA and the
Investment Company Limited.


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Social Investment
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S,'.l, :Ia of Public Relations,
.VL I;.',Investment Fund
BELMOPAN CITY, Monday,
January 26, 2010:
The Social Investment Fund
(SIF) and its consultants respon-
sible for the execution of the
social assessment of the Belize
Municipal Development Project


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the Ministry of Economic BMDP. It aims to provide
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Industry and Consumer Protec-
tion, is hosting a series of
half-day workshops in seven
municipalities countrywide.
The series of workshop is the
second round of consultations
in connection with the social


offering the opportunity to
propose necessary adjustments
to the documents prepared
during the research phase of the
social assessment consultancy.


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Ministry Of Health
BELMOPAN CITY, Thursday, Execu
January 28, 2010: Ministr
The Ministry of Health in Allen
collaboration with the Ministry which
of Education, the National encour
Sports Council, the Police and in sup
Transport Departments held a Prograi
WALKATON for principals, The pi
teachers, students and guardians approach
of all schools participating in educati
the FRIEND PROGRAM the dev
(Focusing Resosurces in skills a
Education and Nutrition make
Development). health
The walkaton began at 6:30 on nutrition
Thursday morning in Corozal educati
Town. FRI
Minister of Health, Hon. primary
Pablo Marin and the Chief Standai


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All suggestions will be
incorporated in a final document
of the consultancy, which will be
presented at a national workshop
along with the disclosure of
two frameworks prepared under
the BMDP. These include:
a) Land acquisition and
Resettlement Policy Framework
and b) Environmental and Social
Management Framework
The series of workshops began
in Belmopan, on Wednesday
January 27, at the George
Price Centre for Peace and
Development.
On Thursday, January 28, the
workshop moved to San Ignacio
Town where approximately 15
persons participate in the session
at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel.
From San Ignacio it moves to
Benque Viejo Town where the
session will be held during the
afternoon hours.
The participants in San Ignacio
Town included Mayor John
August, Deputy Mayor
Bernadette Fernandez and
Councilors Desol Neal, and
Eduardo Cano.


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ve Officer in the Town are participating in the
of Health, Dr. Peter pilot project.
anticipated in the event Objectives of the programme
as held to promote and include are:
ge physical activity a) To improve knowledge,
ort of the FRIEND attitudes and behaviour that are
me. directly related to healthy living.
grammee is a skill based To lay a foundation for lifelong
Sto health and nutrition health eating based on acquiring
n which will focus on skills and knowledge.
lopment of knowledge, b) To improve nutritional
id attitudes needed to status and reduce the likelihood
id carry out positive of children developing chronic
decisions through diseases such as obesity,
education and physical diabetes and hypertension.
n. c) To emphasize the
ND's target group is importance of physical activity
school students. Nine and promote increased physical
1 4 classes in Corozal activity in children which can


Fund Hosting World Bank Workshop
Other participants included
Rev. John Tzib from the
Nazarene Church, Luis Pulido
from the Octavia Waight Center
for Senior Citizens, along with
a representative from the Belize
Bank, Tour Guide Association
and other private citizens *
including Martin Galvez Sr.,
Juan Polanco, Cecilia Flowers, ,
Marcel Bedran and Eulogio
Cano among others.
From Benque Viejo Town the (L-R) From the Private
workshop moves north, first to Martin
Orange Walk Town and later to World Bank's Board of Directors
Corozal Town. The team then endorsed a new Interim Strategy
heads deep south to Punta Gorda Note for Belize, which outlines
Town. the Bank's assistance over the
The nationwide series of next two years (March 2009 to
workshops ends on Thursday, June 2011), and supports the
February 4 with the final stop in country's strategy to spur
Dangriga Town. economic growth and reduce
The sessions are conducted by poverty.
Evan Dakers, consultant for the The program will provide
Belize Municipal Development analytical and advisory services
Prpject Social Assessment. to assist the Government in the
The series of workshops is in design and implementation of
preparation for the World Bank current policy initiatives. It will
financed BMDP, which will be also provide modest investment
implemented, later this year, by lending.
the Social Investment Fund. As part of the BMDP project,
On March 17th 2009, The the World Bank will make


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available up to 30 million
Belize dollars, geared towards
improving service delivery in the
targeted municipalities on the
following three key pillars of the
Government's development
strategy:
a) Reduce vulnerabilities and
support sustainable livelihoods;
b) Strengthen governance and
accountability; and
c) Address critical infrastruc-
ture needs to support economic
development.
The World Bank last prepared
a Country Assistance Strategy


lead to lifelong practices and
d) To increase public
awareness and encourage health
living practices.
The program emphasises that
regular physical activity can
add many health benefits
such as strengthening the
heart, improving blood flow,
improving mood, boost energy
levels, reducing stress and the
risk of chronic diseases such as
diabetes, high blood pressure
and heart disease.
The walkaton took off fromthe
Social Security Office in Corozal
Town and ended at the Corozal
Civic Centre.
The Ministry of Health takes
this opportunity to thank all
those who participated and or
contributed to making the event
a success.


SSector:Juan Polanco and
Galvez Sr.


(CAS) for Belize in 2000. In the
wake of the February 2008
elections, Prime Minister Dean
Barrow, specifically requested
that the World Bank re-engage
with the country as part of its
efforts to mobilize low-cost
multilateral financing and avoid
costly commercial borrowing.
Further information on
the project can be obtained
by contacting the Project
Consultant Mr. Evan Dakers,
at telephone 622-4365 or Mike
Hernandez Jr. J.P., Director,
Public Relations, Social Invest-
ment Fund, Tel: 822-0239/0508;
Fax 822-0279 or via email at
mike.hemandez@sifbelize. org

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It's High Time For New Leadership


In The National Garifuna


By: Wellington C. Ramos


I grew up beside Logan Field
on the north side of Dangriga
Town.
In those days there were two
vibrant Garifuna Associations
working on behalf of our people
namely; the CAC and the CDS.
Their home base were located
about two blocks away from my
house.
These two associations used
their buildings as gathering
places for the Garinagu people
to assemble and seek assistance
for the problems confronting
them.


Hurricane Hattie destroyed
these two buildings and Mr. Bill
Flores opened up a grocery store
downstairs of CDS. While, Mr.
Matthew Miguel did likewise
downstairs of the CAC building.
Mr. Flores remained at
that location until he departed
for the United States of
America.
Mr. Matthew Miguel remained
at his site until he passed away.
Many years later, the National
Garifuna Council (NGC)
acquired title to the CDS
property and built a small
headquarters on the land and
named it the Pablo Lambey
building.
In 2005 I lived in Dangriga for
six months and I observed that
this building was dormant and
remained closed everyday like
a ghost house with nothing
happening inside.
One day when I was passing
the building, I was informed that
a group of Garifuna women
were inside the building making
sandwiches to take on a PUP trip


to the Cayo District.
This was during the time when
the People's United Party and the
United Democratic Party were
gearing up for the March 2006
Municipal Elections.
I was very angry to discover
that, as a proud Garifuna, the
association that was supposed to
represent us was actually
engaged in partisan political
activities on behalf of one
political party for the benefit
and self interest of a few
individuals in the association.
When I brought this to the
attention of my relatives and
friends in Dangriga, they told
me that the National Garifuna
Council was infested with many
supporters of the People's
United Party.
They said the infestation was
so bad that it was hard to tell the
differences between PUP and
the National Garifuna Council
(NGC).
Our Garifuna elders have
always warned us about using
our associations to engage in
partisan politics, for fear of the
negative backlash it would bring
to our people and the divisions
it would create in our families.
It is my understanding that this
situation remains the same up to
this day.
On November 25, 2009, a
letter to the Editor, titled "Stop
Using The National Garifuna",
was published in the Amandala.
The letter was written by a
highly respectable Garifuna
Political Acivist and Politician
by the name of Luke Palacio
voicing his concerns over the
activities of the National
Garifuna Council.
I have known Mr. Luke
Palacio from childhood and he
is a person who will speak out
against all forms of injustice he
sees.
There are many Garinagu
people who are afraid of the
National Garifuna Council
because whenever the Council is
criticized they go after the
individuals who criticizes them.
Yet it is only through
constructive criticisms that we
can better our associations to
serve our people.
I agree with the idea of having
a National Garifuna Council but
I am in complete disagreement
with the strategies and methods


door and made off with his
black Gateway laptop computer
bearing serial number
N1976K1000952 along with
accessories valued at $2, 500
Belize dollars.
Police visited the scene and
reportedly observed no sign of
forced entry.
In the process of the
investigation, police received
information of an individual
entering a pawn shop in Benque
Viejo town at about 1:30 p.m.
also on Thursday, January 21,
attempting to pawn the laptop
computer and accessories.
Police visited the pawn shop
where they were facilitated with
a copy of the video on CD.
The individual was instantly
identified as Wayne Gabb.
Gabb was detained by the
officers on the night shift on
Monday, January 25 and on
Tuesday morning he was given
a front row seat to view the CD
after which he took the police to
the High Speed Internet Shop on
Far West Street in San Ignacio
Town where the computer was
retrieved.


While police were unable to
come up with any evidence
implicating the accused in the
actual burglary of Arguelles'
house, armed with the video
evidence, they proceeded to
formally arrest and charge him
for the crime of handling stolen
goods.
The accused, Wayne Gabb Jr.,
23, Belizean labourer of a 6th
Street Address in San Ignacio
Town, appeared in court on
Wednesday, January 27 and
when the charge was read to him
by Magistrate Anna Rachael
Montejo he instantly plead
guilty to the charge. However,
the he expressed disagreement
with the facts of the case
as presented by the prosecution.
Magistrate Montejo conse-
quently entered a not guilty
plea and offered the accused bail
in the sum of $5,000. The case
was adjourned until Monday,
April 19, 2010.
The accused was unable to
meet bail and was subsequently
transported to the Hattieville
Prison where he is awaiting
either bail or the April 19 date
for reappearance in court.


Council
used by most of the individuals
running this association over
the years as they have not
accomplished anything of major
significance for the Garifuna
people.
I think the National Garifuna
Council would do better as an
Advocacy association with
on-going proactively funded
programs to provide for the
social, political, cultural and
economic development of our
people and especially our
disadvantaged and displaced
youth.
When we look at the current
living conditions of the Garinagu
it is worst than when most of us
were growing up in our
respective communities in the
Stann Creek and Toledo
Districts. In those days we had
our own family lot, house,
farm land and other visible
means of subsistence.
In those days the Garinagu
were respected and looked up to
for their self-reliance and
resilience.
Today in Belize there is a
major difference between then
and now. If we allow these
conditions to go on under the
stewardship of this current
National Garifuna Council,
future generations will lose
respect for us and question our
sense of existence and purpose
during our time on earth.
The Association is not bad, it is
the people who are running it.
They need to step aside and do
something else because they are
currently not doing much to take
our people and culture back to
the glory days of self-sufficiency
and independence.
Leadership is about having
visions and accomplishing your
dreams to benefit your people
and your culture.
The longer we wait and do
nothing, the more our people and
youth will suffer and continue to
hope and live with false
promises and dreams.
Our ancestors must be turning
in their graves to see us wasting
all of their accomplishments.
We need many more Garinagu
like Mr. Luke Palacio to see the
urgency of this issue and join the
call for an immediate meeting of
the National Garifuna Council
to address these issues now,
before it is too late.


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P age 2 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 V i s i t u s on li n e a t : b e l i z e n o rt h .c o m / t h e s t a r. h tm b e l i z e n e w s . c o m / t h e s t ar s t ar . b e l i z e a n l i f e. c om g u i d e t o b e l i z e . i n f o / s t ar “ T h e N e w s pap e r t h a t c a r e s a nd da r e s t o b r i n g o u t t h e t r u t h” 42 A W e s t e r n Hi g h w a y , S a n ta E l e n a , C ayo , B e l i z e, C e n t r a l A m e r i ca T e l : 626 8822 & 626 3788 e m a il : s t a r n e w s p a p e r @ g m a il . c om P u b l i s h e r: A l b e r t o A u g u st E d i t o r: N y a n i A z u e t a Au g u st C i rc u lat i o n : E rr ol Go n z a l ez T h i s on e mi g h t b r i n g s o me h e a t t o b e a r , n o t w it h s t a n d i ng w e w ill p r o cee d. W e f u l l y s uppo rt t h e i d ea of ca r i n g a nd s h a r i n g w i t h f e ll ow h u m a n b e i n g s es p e c i a ll y in t im es o f n ee d. H o w e v e r , w h e n w e g e t t h at f ee li n g li k e s o m e on e i s tr y i ng t o t a k e u s f o r a r i d e t h e n i t g e ts s o m e w h a t up se tt i n g. L e t ’ s g e t s tr a i g h t t o t h e po i n t. T h e s e e mi ng l y u n e n d i ng a nd no w a lm o s t d a il y p r ese n ce of t h e p e o p l e f r o m t he S a l v a t i on A r m y a t c o mm e r c i al e s t a b li s h m e n t s a nd a t v e h i c u l ar c h ec k po i n t s s o l i c i t i ng c a sh i s , i n ou r v i e w , b ec o m i n g a nu i sa n ce t o t h e c o mm un i t y. T h e l o c a l b r a n c h o f t he S a l v a t i on A r m y , i t a pp ea r s , h as n o w t a k e n o v e r t h e b o o th a b a ndon e d b y t h e po l i ce a t R ed C r ee k . W e w e r e d r i v i n g b e h i nd a p asse n g e r bu s j u s t t h i s w eek w h e n i t s t o p p e d a t t h e c h e ck p o i n t , im a g i n e o u r s u r p ri se w h e n, b e i n g o f t h e im p r ess i on t h a t i t w as a po li ce op e r a t i on, w e s a w p e o p l e f r o m t he S a l v a t i on A r m y , k e tt l e i n h a nd, e x i t i n g t h e bu s . It ob v i ou s ly t o o k q u i t e a w h il e f o r t h e se p e o p l e t o a p p r o a c h e a ch p a ss e n g e r on t h e b u s . I n o ur v i e w , no f a r e p a y i n g p asse ng e r s hou l d b e s ub j ec t e d t o t h is k i nd o f undu e d e l a y . T h e bus d ri v e r s h o u l d h a v e n e v er s ub j ec t e d t ho se p asse n g e r s to t h i s tr ea t m e n t. I n f a i r n ess t o t h e d r i v e r o f t he b u s , h e m i g h t h a v e l i k e w i se b ee n o f t h e v i e w t h a t i t w as a p o li c e op e r a ti on a nd b y t he ti m e t h e S a l v a ti o n A rmy p e op l e i n v a d e d t h e bu s , i t w as t oo l a t e t o h a l t t h e m. W i t h o n l y o n e b ri dge p r e se n tl y i n op e r a t i o n as t he l i nk b e t w e e n S a n I g n a c i o, S a n t a E l e n a a nd b e y o n d, t he m o t o r i n g pub li c , i n a dd i t i on to t h e i n c on v e n i e n ce o f h a v i n g to b u r n e x p e n s i v e f u e l w h i le go i n g no w h e r e a s t h e y a w a it t h e i r t u r n t o c r o ss t h e b r i d g e, c o u p l e d w i t h tr a f f i c w a r d e ns c h e c k i ng f o r i n s u r a n c e, r e g i s tr a t i on a nd a s k i n g f or d r i v e r ’ s p e r m i t; t h e k e tt l e, r a m m e d i n o u r f a c e s , i s n ow b ec o mi n g a r e g u l a r f ea t u r e. W e h a v e a l w a y s s uppo rt ed t h e S a l v a ti o n A r m y ’ s A nn u al C h r i s tm a s K e t tl e A p p e a l. H o w e v e r , o f l a t e i t i s b ec o mi ng a ny t h i ng bu t a n n u a l w i t h t he acc o m p a n y i n g ca t c h ph r ase “ T h e r e i s n o s e a s o n f or g i v i n g”. T he “ C h r i s t m a s” k e ttl e i s n o w a p e rm a n e nt f i x t u r e i n s i d e s o m e o f t he b a n k s i n t o w n. I n ou r hu m b l e op i n i on, t he r e gu l a r e x p e c t a ti o n t o g et s o m e t h i n g fr o m do i n g no t h i ng e x ce p t b e gg i n g , i s n o t t he k i nd o f e x a m p l e t h a t w e w ou ld w a n t t o p r op a g a t e. F r a n k l y , i n s t e a d o f g o i ng ou t t h e r e b e gg i n g f o r a h a nds ou t , w e w ou l d r ea ll y li k e t o see t h e S a l v a t i on A r m y o r g a n i z i ng a l i t tl e b a k e s a l e , a l i t tle b a r b q sa l e , a l i t t l e f a i r , a li tt l e a n y t h i n g w h i c h w ou ld s ho w t h a t t h e y a r e w o r k i n g f or s o m e t h i n g i n s t e a d o f j u st e x p e c t i n g t o g e t s o m e t h i ng fr o m do i n g no t h i n g. Y es , t h e l o c a l R o t a r y C l ub do e s t h e sa m e t h i n g b u t w i th f a r l e s s fr e qu e n c y . T h e f i r st d i f f e r e n c e b e i n g h o w e v e r i s t h at fr o m t im e t o t im e w e h ea r of t h e R o t a r y C l u b m a k i ng m e a n i n g f u l c o n tr i b u t i o n s t o t he po li ce , t o t h e ce n t e r f o r se n i or c i t i ze n s a nd t o o t h e r s o c i al o r g a n i z a t i on s. T h e R o t a r y C l ub w as r ece n t ly c o l l e c ti ng f u n d s w i t h t he e xp r esse d r e qu es t t o ass i s t t he ea r t hqu a k e v i c t i m s i n H a i ti w h il e t h e S a l v a t i on A r m y w as o u t s o l i c iti ng c as h w i t h no e xp r esse d pu r po se o t h e r t h an t o g e t t h e m on e y. A s k y ou r se l f t h ese t w o b as ic qu es ti on s: a ) W h e r e do e s a p e r s on i n n ee d g o f o r ass i s t a n ce fr om t h e S a l v a t i o n A r m y i n t h is c o mm un i t y ? a nd b ) W h e n w a s t h e l as t t ime y o u h e a r d o f t h e S a l v a t i on A rm y m a k i ng a ny m ea n i n g f ul c o n t ri bu ti o n i n t h i s c o m m un it y? T h e e l e m e n t t h a t t r i gg e r ed t h i s w r i t i n g i s t h e p r ese n ce of p e r s o n s w it h q u e s t i o n a b le c h a r a c t e r s s o l i c i t i n g f u n d s on b e h a l f o f t h e S a l v a t i on A r m y. cha rg ed for dru g tra f fic k in g. The accused appeared before M a g i s t r a t e A n na R a c h el Mo n t e jo i n Be n q u e V i e jo m agistra t e ’ s c o urt o n T ues d a y, J a nua r y 2 6 , w h ere he p led g ui l ty to the cha rg e. He was ordered to forthwith pay a fine of $1 , 005 , including cost o f court , in de f ault of p a y m e nt , h e w o u l d s pe n d o ne year in jail. H e wa s u na b l e t o c ome up w i t h t h e f i n e a n d w as consequently transported to the c e n t r a l p r i s o n i n H a tt i evi l le until the fine is paid or until the jai l ter m e xpire s , whic h e v er co m es first. C o n t i nu e d F r o m F r o n t P age T h e T wo Pa r cels O f Marij u a na P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 3 Fro m the ti m e I was a child g rowin g up i n Belize it was a l w a y s t h e ( NIP ) N a t i o n al In d e p e nd e n c e Pa r t y t h a t w as f i g h t in g fo r B e li z ea n na t io n al i sm u n d e r t h e l e a d er s h i p o f t h e ir h igh l y r e s p e c t a b l e l e a d e r t h e l a te P h ili p S . W . Go l d s on. Fo r i t s pa r t , th e P e op l e ’ s U ni t ed P a r t y , un d e r t h e l e a de r sh i p of t h e i r l e a d e r Geor g e C a d le P r ic e, was acc u sed by t he B r i t i s h G o v e r n me n t o f s e l l i ng o u t B e li z e t o G u at e m al a l o c k, stock and barrel. I re m e m ber attendin g se v eral “ N o G ua t em a la ” d e m o n st r ations o rg anized by the N I P with m y m o t h er th e l at e Josep h i ne Sa m p s on in Dan g ri g a T own. O v er the years the National I n de p en d en c e P a rt y evolved int o the U nited De m oc r atic Pa r ty ( UDP ) but the par t y ’s po l itica l phi l osoph y re m a i ned unch a n g ed. I r e m e mb e r mo s t o f t he f ami l i e s t h a t a t t e n d e d t h o se d emo ns t r a ti o n s i n B e l i ze C i ty and the Elrin g ton ’ s were at the heart of these de m onstrations. Recentl y , our current Forei gn Ministe r , Hon . W il fr e d “Sedi” Elri n gt on who co m es fro m that fa m i l y m ade a re m ar k about B e l i z e ’ s b o r d e r r e s u l t ing i n s o me m e m bers of the People ’ s United Pa r ty as k in g f or h im to s tep down as Forei g n Ministe r. The a rg u m e n t is o v er his u s e o f th e w o r d “ a rt i f i c ia l” in reference to B elize ’ s W estern border with Guate m ala. I do not k now in what context he was usin g this word but the fact of the m atter is that all b o r d e r s u n d e r E u r o p e an C o lon i zat i on a re m an m ade w h e r e b y r e n d e r i ng t h em artificial. Prior t o the S panis h and Br i tis h co m i n g t o Be l ize and G u a t ema l a , t h e M a y a s o w n e d a ll t h a t a r e a kn o w n t o d a y as Belize and G u ate m ala . The Mayas roa m ed fro m one place to another wi t hout worrying about Imm i g ration O f ficers and Chec k points . E v en up to toda y, the Mayas are still g oin g in and out of Belize and Guate m ala to v isit their relati v es in these two c o un t rie s w i th no r es p ec t fo r l aw enforce m ent a g encies on either side of the borde r. S o m e memb e r s o f t he P e o p l e ’ s U n i t e d P a r t y a re s a y i ng t h a t t h e F o r e ign M i n i s t e r ’ s s t a t e m e n t w i ll s t r e n g t h e n G ua t e m a l a ’ s argume nt s t o j u s ti f y t h e ir c l ai m f or our territor y . I tend to disa g ree. Be l ize c a n a r g ue th a t pr i or to the S p a n i s h l a n d i n g i n C e n t r al A m eri c a , a Ma y a C iv il i zat i on e x i s t e d i n B e l i z e w i t h i ts own unique m onarchial system of g o ve rn me nt s epar a te f ro m the g o v e rnme n t t ha t a d m i n i st r a t ed the country of Guate m ala. When the S paniards arri v ed, they slau g hte r ed the n ati ve I nd i ans . Th e y crea t ed poli t ical uph e a v al a nd de s troye d the g o v e rn m ent a l struc t ures o f the Mayas. I n his capacity as Belize ’s Minister of Forei g n Af fairs , the H o n . W il f r e d E l ri n gt o n ’s j ob is to defe n d Be l ize ’ s sovereignty an d terr i tori a l in t e g rit y . I h a ve kn o w n M r . E l r i n g t o n f o r o v er thirty years . I also k now se v eral m e m b ers o f his f a m ily and the r efore I can s ay wi t hout hesitation that they are prepared fi g h t and to d i e if nec e ssary f o r t h e i r b e l ove d c o u n t r y. Ther e fore , for anybody t o i m ply or su gg est that this Minister is di s loy a l a n d c a nno t be tru s ted in ne g otiatin g on our country ’s behalf that is the furthest thing fro m the truth. P r i m e M i ni st er D ea n B ar r ow has publicly stated that he will n e i t h e r f i r e n o r s e e k t he re s i g n a tio n of h is For e i gn Ministe r . He has m y support on that bold stance. W h en G eor g e Pri c e w as s u sp e ct e d of de a li n g s e c re t ly w i th Gu a temala to se l l o ut B e l i z e t o t h e m , i t w a s t he parents of so m e of these sa me P U P ’ s w h o w e r e s a y i ng “C o n t a c t O r No Contact Que V i v a Ge o rge Pric e . Ge o rge P lea s e T u r n T o P age 12 By: W elli n gt on C . Ra m os P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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P age 4 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 5 P R I N C E S S C A S I N O S A N I G N A C I O L T D. I N V I T E S Y O U T O S U P P O RT A W O R T H Y C A U S E ALL S T A R T I NG A T T i c k e t s a r e o n S a l e at t h e C a s i n o . C a l l : 8 2 4 4 0 4 7 On the W ednesda y , January 27 , 2010 edition of the Channel 7 Ne w s B e li z ea n s may ha v e s e en and heard these two g entle m en “ w e i g h i n o n t h e c i t r us dispute”. T h e y r e p r e s e n t B a nks Holdings , a co m pan y out of B a r b a d o s t h a t o w n s 4 6 . 5 % of C i t u s P r o d u c t s o f B e l i z e L i m i t ed (CPBL) . The Citrus Growers A ssociat i o n ( C G A) n o t e s t h a t B a nks Holdin g s has ta k en the interest t o c om m e n t o n t h e p r o b l e ms f a c i n g t h e C i t ru s In d u st r y in B e l i z e . It i s u n f o r t u n a t e, howe v e r , that in doin g so Ban ks H o l d i ngs h a s c h o s e n t o d o so not in the interest of its partne r, t h e C G A a n d t h e C G A ’s I n v est m ent Co m pany L i m ited that represent the interest of all Ci t rus G rowe r s wh o are its mem be r s , b ut to s up p ort CPB L ’s C h ie f E xe c ut iv e O ff i c e r , D r. He n ry Ca n t on . Fro m the CG A ’ s perspecti ve i t i s a p p a r e n t t h a t B a nks H o l d i n g s d o e s n o t f u l ly a p pre c ia t e t h e g ra vi ty of t he situation facin g all parties. I n an e f fort to brin g the point a c r o s s i n a r e a l a n d p r a c t i c a l w ay t h e CGA o n b e h a l f o f al l i ts memb e r s h e r e b y p o s e s t he followin g que s tions to these g entl em en in an e f fort fo r Ban ks H o l d i ngs t o ge t a b e t t er a p p r e c i a t i o n o f t h e p o s i t i on of al l th e Gro w ers who are memb e r s o f t he C GA a n d in e f fect their business partners: FIRST QUESTION S i r A l l a n , a s C h a i rma n of Ban k s Holdin g s L i m ited , what would yo u do if M r . Richard Co z i er a s C E O o f B a nks Holdin g s sued Ban k s Holdin gs L i m ited? W o u ld y o u i n s t r uc t B a n ks H o ld i n gs ’ a tt o rne y t o n o t d ef e nd B a nks Ho l d i n g s a n d h a v e M r. C o zie r ’ s a tto r ney pro c eed to t a k e a c t i o n aga i n s t B a nks H o l d in g s a n d t h e r i g ht s o f i ts share h olders? W o u l d M r . C o z i e r s t i l l be g ainfully e m ployed as the CEO of Ban k s Holdin g s? W e as k th i s b eca u se , D r . He n ry Ca n ton , the s er v i n g CE O of CPB L has ta k e n the following court action a g ainst CPB L, a) Clai m N o . 661 of 2009 The purpose of this le g al a c t i on w a s t o p l ac e a n i n j un c t i on a g ainst CPB L fro m callin g the shareholders m eetin g requested b y t h e C G A ’ s Inve s tme nt Co m pany L td . s o that it could re m o v e and replace three of its appointed directors na m ely M r. M i c h a e l Du n cke r , D r . Henry C a n t o n a n d M r . Fr ank Re d m ond. In this p a rticular instanc e , m ay w e remin d yo u S i r A l la n , t h at you and M r . Cozier alon g with t h e o t h e r t w o membe r s o f t he Ban k s Holdin g s representati v es o n t h e C P B L B o a r d ( B ob R a mc h a n d & D a n S t o ut e) a l ong with M r . Michael Dunc k e r , D r. H e n r y C a n t o n , a n d M r . F r a nk R e d m o n d , a c t i n g a s t h e B o a r d of C P BL , i n s t r u c t e d C P B L ’s attorney not to defend CPB L or the ri g hts of its shareholders but to m aintain a “watching brief” . b ) Clai m N o . 860 of 2009 SECOND QUESTION D o e s B a nks H o l d i n g s h ave contracts with its CEO ’ s pri v ate c o m pa n ie s ? I f so , d o th e se co m panies pr ov ide the sa me core ser v ices to Ban k s Holdin gs that Ban k s Holdin g s subsidia ries currently do on their own? I f s o , d o e s th e s c e n a r i o as e x p l a i n e d b y M r . M i c h a el Du n c k er on C h ann e l 7 N ews occur? W e a s k thi s b e ca u se D r. H e n r y C a n t o n ’ s p r iva te co m pan y , Ag ric u ltura l De v e l opm e nt & S e r v i c es ( A D S ) h as contracts with CPB L to do the followin g: a) Pro v ide CPB L g ro v es with youn g citrus plants. (He closed the nursery o wned by CPBL and ou t sourced this to ADS) b ) P r ovi d e m a i n t e n a n ce se r v ic e fo r th e CP B L v e hic l es ( w hi c h C P B L ’ s g a ra g e p r o vi d ed for many years) c) Pro v ide g ro v e m ana g e m ent se r v ic es ( whi c h C PB L gr o ve management services provided for years). Bac k to t h e scenario we referred to in question #2 , M r. D u n cke r e x p l a i n e d a n d we q u o t e , “ A t th e l a s t b o a rd meeting that we had , we had a v e r y g o o d l o o k a t a l l t he co n tra ct s t hat ADS h as w ith the c o m p a n y . T h e c o m p a ny its e lf m a n a g e s c e r t a i n g r o v e s a nd ADS manages some and it was found that the production from the ADS managed groves w a s be t te r t ha n t he co m p a ny m a nag e d g r ove s a n d a l so t he co s t wa s les s fro m the ADS m a n a g e d g r o v e s t h a n t he P lea s e T u r n T o P age 6 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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P age 6 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 company managed groves . So w h at wa s d o ne t h at we sw i tc h ed t h e g r o ve s a r o u nd to t r y t o b r i ng up the other groves to the ADS ones” Does this m ean that as CEO of CPB L , D r . Canton is unable to put the structure and people i n p l ace to ac h ie v e t h e s a m e level of results as he does with A D S? Do e s t h i s me a n t ha t t he h a rd w or k in g and co m pet e nt pr o fessi o nals a t CPB L who ma na g e g ro v es a r e m an ag i ng t he worst g ro v es as co m pared to the gr o v e s A D S i s m a n a g i ng? O r, d o e s t h i s me a n t h a t i n h is p r i va t e c a pa c i t y o ut s i d e h is contract as CEO of CPB L , D r. Henry Canton is so m ehow able to pro v ide better se rv ices to CPB L? I sn ’ t this a terrible indict m ent aga i n s t D r . H e n r y C a n t o n? W h a t e v e r t h e c a s e ma y be shouldn ’ t a co m pany with so me 10 , 000 acres of g ro v es ha ve a s a c ore co m pet e nc y , g r ove m ana g e m ent expertise? THIRD QUESTION As C h a i rma n o f B a nks Holdin g s , what would you do if your CEO , M r . Cozie r , started a pri v ate co m pany that has as one of its o bjec t s , t o acq u ire , own a n d o p e r a t e a b e e r p r o c e s s i ng plant? (Note to r e aders – Banks Holdings manufactures beer). Fu r ther m ore , what woul d be your reactio n if alon g with startin g this new co m pany your CEO would also ha v e one of his partners in that new v enture in the m edia spea k in g on behalf of Ban k s Holdin g s and ta k in g that opportunity to pro m ote this new co m petin g v enture? W e as k this because D r . Henry C a n t o n i s a f o u n d e r o f a new pri v ate c o m pany set up purportedly to represent Citrus Growers who choose to beco me par t of tha t v entu r e . Obje c ti ve f ive o f t h a t co m p a ny ’ s a r ti c l e s of a s s o c i at i o n r ea d s a s f o l l o w s, “ a c q u i r e o w n a n d o p e r a te c i t r u s p r o c e s s i n g p l a n t ”. Fur t her m o r e on a t leas t two occasions in the Belizean m edia one M r . Er n est Ray m ond was p r es e n t d i sc u s s in g C P B L r e la t ed i s s u e s s e emi n g ly o n b e h a l f of CPB L . This is cu r ious n o ting t h a t M r . R a y m o n d h a s no o ff icia l tie s to CPB L but i s a c o f o u n d e r a l o ng w i t h D r. C a n t o n a n d M r . M i c h a el C o n t i nu e d F r o m P age 5 Dunc k er of t h is new pri v ate en t ity esta b lis h ed p u rpor t edl y to represent Growers . A s a m atter o f f a c t t h a t n e w e n t i t y is a c t u a l l y r e g i s t e r e d t o M r. Ray m ond ’ s address. A s Chair m an , S ir A llen , would you do li k e M r . Dunc k er to join the CEO in bein g a part of a v e nt u re th a t h a s v i si o ns of d i rec t ly c o m p e ting or own i n g t he co m pany you represent? Now let us re m ind you that y o u , M r . Co z ie r , M r . Ra mc ha n d, M r . S t out e , M r . D u nc ke r , M r. R e dmo n d a n d D r . C a n t o n, a c ti n g as th e B oa r d o f CP B L, did decide for the far m s owned b y C P B L t o r e s ign t h e ir m ember s hip f ro m the CGA followin g D r . Canton ’ s sinister p l an to c lo s e d ow n th e C GA. Furt h er m ore , e v en whe n v ery hi g h r a n k in g Go v er nm ent of Be l ize o f f i cia l s , a s p a rt o f a m e dia t io n pr o ce s s r e com m en d ed that this action be re v ersed , you and the g ent l e m en m entioned directly abo v e , did not re v erse the decisio n full y . I nstea d you decided to ha v e the subsidiaries p a y memb e r s h i p f e e s t o C GA bu t no t rej o in . I s t his t o l e a ve the door open to ha v e these s u bs i di a ri e s j o in th e p r i v a te c o m p an y e st a b l is h e d b y D r. C a n t on , M r . Mi c h a el Du n cker an d M r . Er n est Raymond to represent g rowers? A s to the m atter of fiduciary r e s p o n s i b i l i t y , S i r A l l an w i th yo u r l ea r n e d c or p or a te experience , would you see the f o ll o w i n g as an ex amp le of f i d u ci a ry r e sp o ns i b i li t y? W h at w o uld be you r re a ct i on b e i f y o ur CEO led Ban k s Holdin g s into a situation li k e this (below)? v D r . Henry Canton , as the chief proponent of the I n v est m ent A g r e e m e n t a n d a f o r m er D i re c to r o f th e B e li z e C it r us G r o w e r s A s s o c i a t i o n Inve s tme nt Co m pany Li m ited (I C L) ( the com p any o w ned b y CGA t hat owns the shares in CPBL) , at t h e t ime o f t h e Inve s tme nt A gr e eme n t , c o n c o c t e d a t r a n s a ction that saw I C L sell o f f 46 . 5% interest in CPB L and g et only 4 m il l ion d o llars in re t urn w h ile owin g so m e 12 m illion dollars for purchasin g CPB L? In cidental l y , M r . R a y m ond w a s t h e C h a i rma n o f t he I n v es t m e n t C o m p a ny at tha t t i me as well. M r . Cozier you questioned w hat w as done by M r . Denzil Jenkins and h i s g r oup w i th the di v idends t h a t w e r e r e c e i v e d b y t he CGA? W ell firstl y , M r . Jen k ins is a m e m b er of the B o ard o f CGA and the Chair m an of the Board of CG A ’ s I n v est m ent Co m pany L t d . Co n trar y to your insi n uation; none of these Boards is a “ D e n z i l J e n k i n s G r o u p” or anyone ’ s g roup for that m atte r. Th e m e mb ers a re q u alif i ed, e x pe r ie n ce d a n d h ar d w o r k i ng p r o f e s s i o n a l s wh o a r e l o oki ng out for the best in t erest o f the C i t r u s G r o w e rs t h e y r e p r e s e nt a n d t h e p r o f i t a b l e s u s t a i n ed de v e lop m e n t of C PB L t o be enjoyed by all shareholders. I n re g ards to how CG A used the di v idends recei v ed , note the CG A does not q u estio n how B a n k s H o l d ings u se s i t s divid e nd i n come . H ow e v e r , C G A r ef e rs you to M r . Fran k Red m ond who was the Chair m an of CG A and w h o w en t t o g r ea t l e n g t hs to ensu r e that C G A only m e t the mi ni m u m r e qu i r e d o bl iga ti o ns on its loans and then paid out all the re m aini ng fund s . Y ou s h ould a l s o k n o w t h at mo s t o f t h is m oney went ri g ht bac k to CPBL as it produces the m ost fruit and t h e m o n ie s w er e p ai d p ro ra t a on fruit de l i v ered to the f a ctor y . We r e m i n d y o u t ha t t h is i s t he sa m e M r . Fran k Red m ond who c o l l a b o r a t e s w i t h B a nks Hol d in g s’ repre s entat iv es o n the CPB L Board. F or t h e r ec o r d , d u r ing t he s e v e n m o n t h t e n u r e o f t he c u r r e n t C G A B o a r d , no di v idends ha v e been declared by C PB L . Furth e r m ore , M r. Jenkins’ c o mm ent was th a t no di v idends were paid for the last two financial years e v en thou gh the retained earnin g s position of C P B L a llo w s f o r d i v i d end s to be paid. H e f u r th e r s t at e d th a t he u n d e r s t o o d t ha t t h e c omp a ny p l a n s n o t t o p a y d i v i d e n ds t h ro ugh 2 0 13 a s a de l i b er a te strate g y to stran g le CG A and its I n v est m ent Co m pany L i m ited. It was questioned why CGA/ ICL refus e s to i n creas e the B o a r d to 1 0 d i r e c t or s g iv i n g D r. Canton a seat? I t is bad enou g h that e v en with fi v e out of the nine directors we c a n’t m a k e a d e ci s i o n , w hy w o u l d ICL w a n t t o h ave a fi v e-on-fi v e scenario? Further m ore , in the case of D r . H e n r y C a n t o n a n d h is a c t i on s a g a i n s t CP B L an d t he ma jor i ty sh a reh o ld e r , he h as ou t li v e d his wel c o m e a s CE O of C P BL ! W h y h a s n’t B a nks H o l d i n g s u s e d o n e o f i t s f o ur seats to ensure D r . Canton has a seat on the Board? Sir Allan and M r . Cozie r , w hat does the follo w ing mean? C l a u s e o f t h e Inve s tme nt Agr ee m en t 9(1 ) read s , “The b o a r d o f d i r e c t o r s o f t he C o mp a ny s ha l l c on s ist of no more than nine (9) persons of w h i c h f i v e ( 5 ) s h a l l be n o min a ted by t he M ajo r ity S h a r e h o l d e r a n d f o u r ( 4 ) b y t he Investor and each party shall h a ve t h e a bs o lu t e r i g ht to r e m o v e a n d r e p l a c e a n y of th e ir r e spect i ve d i rect o rs at any time .” For the m e m bers of the CGA and its I n v est m ent Co m pany it m e a n s t h a t ICL h a s a b s o l u te ri g ht to appoint and re m o v e its directors at any ti m e . Why did Ba n k s H old i n g s con t inu e to obstruct I C L fro m chan g in g its di r ect o rs? The CG A and the Inve s tme n t C o m p a n y a re c o n f i d e n t t h a t t h e C o u r t w i l l r u le i t i t s f avo u r o n r ega r d i ng t h is m atte r. C G A ’ s P o siti on D r . Henry Canton was g i v en an opp o rtu n ity to s er v e in the b e s t i n t e r e s t o f t h e G r o w e r s . T he way he crafted and m anipulated th e I nvest m e nt A g reement has resulted in the Growers losing c o n t r o l o f t h e i r c om p a n y . H e h as a l s o d e m o n s t r a t e d t h a t h is P lea s e T u r n T o P age 12 W e a r e l o c a t e d o ff Jo s e p h A n d r e w s D r i v e, n e a r t h e F a l c o n F i e l d i n S a n I g n a c i o T o w n. C a ll u s a t 824 2076 o r 670 2329 E m a il : c l e a n m a s t er b z @ y a h oo . c om P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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P age 8 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 W e A MS T o P lea se M o n d a y : D r a f t B eer $2 . 50 T u e s d a y : L o c a l R u m $2 . 50 W e d n e s d a y : M a r g a r i t a s $6 . 95 Th u r s d a y : P i a C o l a d a $6 . 95 F r i d a y : M i c h e l a d a s $3 . 50 T e l : 501 824 2730 E m a il : R o l s o n @ b t l . n et W e b : R o l s o n s . c om Mon. to Fri. 5 to 7 H A PP Y HO UR Price All the W ay” . They e v en lifted hi m up on their shoulders a n d p a rad e d h i m t hro u g h t he principal streets of Belize Cit y. M y a dvi c e i s f o r E a m on C o ur t ne y , J o h n B ri c e n o , M a rk Es p at and t hese you ng PUP new c o m ers g o stu d y Bel i ze ’s p o lit i cal his t or y or spe a k w i th o l d e r B e l i z e a n s w h o l i v ed durin g those days of Guate m alan contact with Belizeans. I t is nice to m a k e fancy sp e eches but t h ose mak in g t hese s p e e c h e s s h o u l d e n s u r e t h a t t h e ir speeches bear so m e se m blance of truth and substance because we are listenin g and so m e of us are recordin g the m. I a m w riti n g t h is article to pub l i cly i nfor m t h at I sta nd beh i n d t he P r i m e Mi ni ster ’s d ecisi on t o r e tai n t h e H on. W il f re d Elri n g t on as Be l i z e ’s M i n i st e r of Fo r e i gn Af f a ir s a nd C h ie f Di p l o m at. The People ’ s Unit e d Party ha v e su f fered t he worst d efeat in its political history in two of the m ost recent elections , being the 2008 g eneral elections and the 2009 mu nicipa l elect i ons. Now we see the m m ischiev ously see k in g attention. I stron g ly u rg e the leadership of the P U P to conc e ntrat e on r e un i t i n g th e ir b a dl y f r a c tu r ed party in the hope of o f ferin g at le a st s o m e s e m bl a nce o f c h all e n g e i n t h e n e x t r o u n d of national elections. The PU P ca n d i sc u ss t he present and the future as m uch as they want but they c a nnot run f r om t h e h a r sh r e a l i t y o f t he di sm al r ecor d th e y le f t in the wake of thos e ten year s of the Sai d M u sa/Ral ph F on seca r e g i m e . T h i s i s a r e a l i ty t h at B e l i z e a n s w i l l n eve r s o o n f o r ge t. N o ti c e i s h e r e b y g i v e n t h a t u n d e r t he I n t o x i c a ti n g L i qu o r L i c e n s e O r d i n a n ce C h a p t e r 1 5 0 of t h e L a w s of B el iz e, R e v i s e d E d it i o n 2 000 , t h at J O SE GO N Z A L E Z i s a pp l y i n g fo r t he r e n e w a l o f h i s R E S T AU R ANT L I Q U O R L IC E NSE fo r t h e y e a r 2010 t o o p e r at e H A PP Y I G UANA l o c at e d on t h e W e s t e rn H i g h w a y , S a n ta El e n a T o wn i n t h e C a y o D i s t r i c t. N o ti c e i s h e r e b y g i v e n t h a t u n d e r t he I n t o x i c a ti n g L i qu o r L i c e n s e O r d i n a n ce C h a p t e r 1 5 0 of t h e L a w s of B el iz e, R e v i s e d E d it i o n 2000 , t h at S TE VE L O P E Z & M A R VIN G AR C I A a re a pp l y i n g fo r a P U B L ICAN S P E CIAL L I Q U O R L IC E NSE fo r t h e y e a r 2010 t o o p e r at e E C L I P S E B AR ( fo r m e r ly L AS R O SAS ) l o c at e d o n S u r v e y S t r ee t, S a n Ig n a c i o T o w n i n t h e C a y o D i s t r i c t. N o ti c e i s h e r e b y g i v e n t h a t u n d e r t he I n t o x i c a ti n g L i qu o r L i c e n s e O r d i n a n ce C h a p t e r 1 5 0 of t h e L a w s of B el iz e, R e v i s e d E d it i o n 2 000 , t h at L E O NA R DO F L O WE RS i s a pp l y i n g fo r t h e r e n e w al o f h i s P U B L IC A N S P E C I A L L I Q U OR L IC E NSE fo r t h e y e a r 2010 t o o p e r ate T O UC H O F C L ASS C OM F O R T INN l o ca t e d o n P e r e z S t r e e t , S a n t a E l e n a T o wn i n t h e C a y o D i s t r i c t. N o ti c e i s h e r e b y g i v e n t h a t u n d e r t he I n t o x i c a ti n g L i qu o r L i c e n s e O r d i n a n ce C h a p t e r 1 5 0 of t h e L a w s of B el iz e, R e v i s e d E d it i o n 2 000 , t h at M A RIE C O N T R E RA S i s a pp l y i n g for t h e r e n e w al o f h e r R E S T A U R A NT L I Q U O R L IC E NSE fo r t h e y e a r 2010 t o o p e r ate M A R I E ’ S R E S T U R A NT l o c at e d o n C e m e ta r y Ro a d , S a n ta El e na T o w n i n t h e C a y o D i s t r i c t. N o ti c e i s h e r e b y g i v e n t h a t u n d e r t he I n t o x i c a ti n g L i qu o r L i c e n s e O r d i n a n ce C h a p t e r 1 5 0 of t h e L a w s of B el iz e, R e v i s e d E d i t i o n 2 0 0 0 , t h at L I S A M A C IA i s a pp l y i n g fo r t h e r e n e w a l of h er R E S T A U R A N T L I Q U O R L I C E N SE fo r t h e y e a r 2 0 10 t o o p e r a t e MO M ’S P L A CE l o c a te d o n J o s e ph A ndr e w D r i v e, S a n Ig n a c i o T o w n i n t h e C a y o D i s t r i c t. N o ti c e i s h e r e b y g i v e n t h a t u n d e r t he I n t o x i c a ti n g L i qu o r L i c e n s e O r d i n a n ce C h a p t e r 1 5 0 of t h e L a w s of B el iz e, R e v i s e d E d i t i o n 2 00 0 , t h at G E O R GE R E CIN O S i s a pp l y i n g fo r t h e r e n e w al of h i s C O NV E NI E N T S T O R E L I Q U OR L IC E NSE fo r t h e y e a r 2010 t o o p e r ate C O S T LE SS M A RT l o c at e d o n B e n que V ie j o Ro a d , S a n I g n aci o T o w n i n t h e C a yo D i s t r i c t. C o n t i nu e d F r o m P age 3 B Y : Rudolph A . Bowman F o rt C o lli n s , CO ra bow m a n2 @ g m ail . c om The world chan g ed irretrie vably on July 16 , 1945 , when , in a N e w M e x i c o d e s e r t n e ar A l a m ogor d o , the fi r st atomic bo m b was tested. O n Augu s t 6 , L i t t l e B o y , a g unt ype ura n iu m bo m b , was dr o pped o n Hir o shi m a , and on A u g ust 9 , Fat M a n , an i m plosi o n-t y pe p l uto n iu m b o m b , on N aga s aki . J a p a n s u r r e n d e r e d s ix days late r , and W orld W ar T wo ended , o f ficiall y , on S epte m ber 2 , 1 9 4 5 . G e rma n y h ad pre v iously surrendered. T o understand these dreadful se r ies o f e v e n ts , w e ne e d to p ose two i m portant questions: 1) why did we , the U SA , build the bo m b , and 2) m ore i m portantl y , why did w e f e el w e h a d t o d ro p t he bomb. I will g i v e what I consider to be the short answers , and then proceed to de v elop each , m ore f u l l y . K e e p i n m i n d t h e s e a r e my v iews , a nd they do not r epresent any o f ficial standin g of the US g o v ern m ent. W e bui l t t h e b o m b b eca u se we tho u g ht Ger m any had the potential to do so with its m any br i lli a nt s cie n tist s , a n d w o uld h a v e n o q u alms to us e i t o n G r e at Britain , and late r , on the U SA. W e dropped the bo m b because w e f e l t t h i s w o u l d s a v e, c o ns e r v a tivel y , t e n s o f t ho u sa n ds of Am erican li v es by not ha v ing to in v ade and capture the island of Japan. Now to proceed on why we bui l t the b o m b . F or thi s , we ne e d to g o b ac k t o th e en d of W W 1 , a nd to the T r e aty of V ersail l es which i m po s ed near unbearable conditions upon the Ge r m an p eop l e , e s peci a lly the one that m ade the m accept full bla m e for the start of WW1 , and for the loss of m illions of li v es. These i m positions created g reat an ge r and r esent m e n t a m on g the G e r m a n pe o ple , a n d m a de i t e a sy for a charis m atic and eloquent A d olp h H i t l er t o b e c ome absolute leader (Fuehrer). He had shown in his earlier w r it i n gs (M y S t r ugg l e) , his v iews on the n eed for a pure Ger m an i c race whic h would need m ore land for expansion, and a g reat distrust for Jews and Bolshe v i k s . S o he rear m ed, rebuilt his econo m y , retoo k his lo s t la n ds , g a v e prid e ba ck to the Ger m an peop l e , and too k pa r t of Czechoslo v a k ia . He proceeded to ta k e Po l and in s pit e of an a g re e m ent wit h Cha m be r lain, and then found hi m self at war wi t h E ng la n d a n d F r anc e on S e pt e m b e r 1 , 1 93 9 . In s ix we e k s h e c a ptu r ed most of Europe with En g land bein g the only sur v i v o r. A Cou p le i m port a nt e ve nts too k place in Ger m any outside o f t h e b u i l d u p o f t h e w ar m achine in the 1930s . First of a l l , Ge r m a n y l e d t he wo r ld in No b el P r ize s cie n tist s in t he f i rst P lea s e T u r n T o P age 9 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 9 N o w O f f e r in g 6 ” Cement B l o c k s F o r O n l y $ 1 . 0 0 e a ch A l s o p r ovi d i n g t op q u a l i t y D r e s s ed & R o u g h H a r dw o o d a nd M a h o g a n y L u m b e r, S a n d , Ce m e n t , S t ee l, P l y w oo d , Ce l o t e x, R oo f i n g , D oo r s A n d A Wh o l e L o t M o r e. E f f i c i e n t S e r v i ce a n d L ow P r i c es E v e r y d a y! C a l l U s A t : 8 2 4 2 9 59 J o s e M ar i n , M a n a g er C o n t i nu e d F r o m P age 8 BE L I Z E C I T Y , W e dn esda y, Ja nu ary 27 , 2010: T he Minis t ry of Ec o no m ic De v elop m ent , Co mm erce and In d u s t r y , a n d C o n s u m er Pro t ection , hoste d a Nat i onal C o nsu l ta t io n W o rk s h op at t he Radisson Fort Geo rg e in Belize City on T uesda y , January 26 , to b r i e f s t ake h o l d e r s o n t he fin d in g s o f the d r aft Co u ntry Po v e rty A s sess m e nt Re p ort 2 0 09. T h e Dr a ft R e po r t h a s b e en p r e p a r e d w i t h f i n a n c i al a s s i st a n c e f rom t he C a ri b b e an De v elop m ent Ban k (CDB) and the process was o v erseen by the N a tio n al Hu m a n D e v e l op m e nt A d v i s ory Co m m ittee ( N HD A C) which is a m ulti-sectoral body m a nda t ed t o p r o v i d e i n formed a d v i c e t o t he G o v e rnme n t of Belize and the g eneral public on socioecono m ic policy de v elopm ent , with special e m phasis on sustai n able hu m an de v elop m ent and the eli m ination of po v ert y. T h e D r a f t C P A r e p o rt assesses the current conditions c o ntr i bu t ing to pover t y , a nd i d ent i fi e s p o li c ie s , s t ra t e g i e s, action pro g ra mm es and projects that can reduc e the extent and se v erity of po v erty in Belize. Once the report is finalized , it will be used by the Go v ern m ent o f B e l i ze an d d e v e lo p m e nt o rg anisations to enhance social d e v e l o pme n t a n d imp r ove ove r a l l q u a l i t y o f l i f e f o r a ll social g roups. Th e p r oce s s t o p r ep a re t he C PA Re p ort has bee n hi g hly part i cipatory and incl u si v e. Ha l cro w L td . , th e co n sult a nts who were hired to do the report, wor k ed closely with a National As s e s sme n t T e am t h a t w as co m pri s ed of m e m be r s from g o v ern m ent , nong o ve rn m ent, ci v il society a nd the pri v ate secto r. Both tea m s wor k ed to carry out the three m ain co m ponents of the C P A . bein g: ( i ) t he L ivi n g S ta n da r ds Measure m ent S ur v ey (ii) a series of Participatory P o v e r t y A s s e ssme n t s ( P P A s ). and (iii) an I nstitutional A nalysis ( IA ). The results of each co m ponent were u s ed to for m u l ate the Pro g ra m of A c t ion section of the C P A th a t con t ains r e co mm endations for policy inter v entions co v erin g all aspects of po v erty reduction. T h e w o r k s h o p h ad r e pr e se n ta t io n fr om a w i de cr o ss s e cti o n o f g overnment , n o ng o ve r n m e n t , d on o r c o m m uni t y , a nd ci v il society o rg anizations. three decades . They ushered in Q u an t u m P h ysi c s ( Pl a nck), Rel a ti v ity ( Einstei n ) , the U nce rtainty Princip l e (Heisenbe rg ). W h e n t h e y w e r e r e f u s e d C h i l e an nitrate fertilizer in WW1 , they m anufactured a mm onia (Haber P r o c e s s ) ; w h e n t h e y w e re refused oil in WW2 , they m ade oi l fro m coal (Fish er T ro p sch P r oc e ss ) . B u t m o s t im p o rt a nt l y, t w o G e r m a n s cie n ti s ts , Ha h n a nd S trass m ann , disco v ered fission, which led to the ato m ic bo m b. L ise Meitne r , an A ustrian-born Jew wor k in g with the m , related t o th e m t h e f act th a t t h ey h ad s p li t t h e u r an i u m at om b y h i tt i ng it with neutrons , which caused a chain reaction . The i m plication w a s th a t hu g e a mo u n ts o f e n e r gy c o u l d b e go t a c c o r d i ng to E i n s t e in ’ s famo u s eq u a t io n s i n ce m atter was lost which was then con v erted into ene rg y. This fact , howe v e r , was not l o s t u p o n o t h e r E u r o p e an non-Ger m ans , li k e L eo S zilard a n d Ni e l s B o h r , wh o t ook t he m essa g e to En g land and the U S, and f i nally to R oose v elt t hrou gh Ein s tein , w ho had m i g rat e d to the U SA , alon g with ma ny other Jewish scientists. Th u s s tar t ed the Ma n hat t an P r o j ec t i n var i ou s s it e s ac r os s t he U S A u n d e r G e n e r a l Le s l ie G r ove s a n d P r o f J . R o b e rt O p pe n he i m e r i n a n a t tempt to b e at Ge rm a n y t o t he bo m b. I ron i call y , th i s project hired m a n y of the s a m e E urop e ans f l eei n g G er m a n a n d Ital i an tyranny (Bethe , T elle r , Fer m i). Roose v elt g a ve per m ission to i n cr e as e f u nd i n g on De c e m b er 6, 1941 , and Japan attac k ed Pearl Harbor the followin g da y . The US s p e n t $ 2 b i l l i o n t h e n, e m p l oy e d te n s of t h ou s a n ds , a nd ma nu f a c tu r ed i n a b ou t t wo to three years both types of bo m b, uraniu m -235 in Oa k Rid g e , TN, and plutoniu m -239 in Hanford, W A . Th e ir he a dqua r ters and brain trust was in L os A la m os, NM , n o t far fro m the T rini t y site w h e r e t h e f i r s t b omb w as exp l oded. Ger m any surrendered on May 8 , 19 4 5 , a nd t he U S h a d o n ly Japan to worry about who was fi g hting fiercely in t he S outh P a cif i c , and wa s no t a b out to surr e nde r. T ru m an had ta k en o v er from Roos e v elt who had die d of a stro k e in A pril. A t Potsda m in Jul y , m eeting w i t h C h u r c h i l l a n d S t a l i n, T r u m a n s e n t a n u l t i m a t um t o J a p a n , “ u n c o n d i t i o n al surrender” . Japan wanted to pr o tect E m per o r Hi r ohito who was a “god on earth” to the m; so they refused . A nd so , on that fate f ul m orni n g on A u g u st 6, Paul T ibbets set out fro m T inian I sland in the Enola Gay (B-29 pl a ne) and drop p ed t he b o mb that chan g ed history fore v e r. Many reason s ha v e been g i v en fo r th e dro p pin g of t he b o mb b e s i de s s avi n g o f A m e r ic a n l i v es ( a n d , i r o n i c a l l y , J a p a n e se l i ves ): r e v e ng e f or t h e s n eak attac k on Pea r l Harbo r , show Rus s ia we h a d a te r rible w e apon (they already k new from spies), di s play t he e f f ects o f our $2B g ad g et on a protected city (no prev i ous bom b ing) f o r f u ll i m p act , bre a k Ja p an ’ s wil l to continue and to surrender to us instead of the Russians. W e r e th e re o t her v oice s a g a i nst th e bomb i n th e U S ? Y es, t h e r e w e r e , e v e n amo n g s o me sc i enti s ts f r o m Lo s A l am os , and ce r tain m ilita r y an d poli t ical m en, but they were o v erruled by a th o u g ht t hat T r u m an c ould h a ve been i m peache d if m ore A m erica n s die d , (4 0 0 , 00 0 ha d alr e ady di e d) a n d we had a m ec h anis m to sa v e t h e m. W e mu s t r e m e m b e r J a p a n f o u g ht t o t h e d ea t h , l i t e r al l y , i n pl a c e s l ike M i d w a y , G u a d al c a n a l , Sa i p a n, a n d th e l as t t wo b l oo d i e st , Iwo Ji m a , a n d O ki nawa , wher e ten s of th o usa n d of Am er i can s die d . T hey not only r e m e m ber e d this , but Pe a rl H arb o r , w her e 1 , 1 77 s old i ers m e t an e nto mb ed w a tery deat h in the U SS Arizona (o v er 2 , 400 di e d) ; t h ey re m e m be r e d t h e D e a th Ma r ch i n the P hili p pine s , and the ter r ible tr e at m ent and g ru e so me e x ecu t io n of Am e ri c an a nd Fi l ipin o POWs . P r e v io u s to t hat Ja p an h a d sho w n no m erc y to C h i n es e s o l di e r s a n d c iv i l i a ns b e f o r e t h e w a r , a n d h e l d o v er 100 , 000 Chinese wo m en as sex sl av es . The p o int i s tha t the v iew in Am erica in 1945 was g reatly a n ti J a pa n es e . A s a ma t t er of f a c t ove r 8 0 % o f th e A m e r i c an p o pu l ac e agr e ed wi t h t he dr o ppin g of t he bo m b ri g ht a f ter the wa r. T ime h as t e m p er e d t h at fe e lin g s o m ewh a t . W e now k now ho w terr i ble t h e bo mb was , and th a t it s hould ne v e r be u s ed a ga in. W e k n o w t h at Ja p an w as de f eated and more t i m e c o uld h a ve po s sibly led t o sur r ende r . Po s sibly ! S o m e wonder wh e ther we ha d to drop the seco n d b o m b. Could we not ha v e let them pr e ser ve the i r e mp eror whic h we ul t i m ate l y did anywa y ? Di d we re a lly h a v e t o ta ke the I slan d of Ja p an , a nd p r obabl y lea d a p r oud na t ion i nto m ass suic i de? I g u e ss t h e m o r al o f the stor y is th a t wa r shou l d be a v oi d ed at all co s ts . A fter all i ts e n tire o bjec t i ve is to ki ll t h e ot h er g u y s wi t h no , or mi ni m u m l o ss on yo u r s i d e . W h at better way tha n the use of the at o m ic b o m b . When the Z u lus c a m e a fte r t h e B r it i sh i n A f ri c a , t he Br i tish had n o qua lm s u s in g t h eir ma ch i ne g un s a g ain s t t he i r s p ea r s. N o s u ch th i n g a s a ju s t w ar e x ist s w h en o ne nat i on is mil i tar i ly su p erio r . W e fi r e-bo m bed ov er 60 citie s in J a pan , and ki lled m ore t h an tho s e i n H ir o shi m a a nd N a g a s a k i , b u t i t w a s t he i n si d io u s n at u r e o f a on e -b o mb at t ac k t hat r o c k ed the w orld , and l e f t u s wi t h a d u b i ou s l e g a c y. Ho p efull y , ne v er a ga in! P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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P age 10 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 A RI E S: M arc h 22 t o A p r i l 20 he co m in g wee k , there is excessi v e focus on m aterial aspects . Y ou will be preoccupied with increasin g funds at your disposal and loo k in g at acquirin g so m e g ad g et or asset . Y ou will be under pressure to o rg anize a function at ho m e . There could be hope for re v italizin g an old project. L u c k y N u m b ers : 07 , 44 , 83. T A U R U S: A p r i l 21 t o M a y 21 Y ou are li k ely to be m oti v ated by two stron g reasons for g oin g full stea m . One is the co m fort and happiness from lo v ed ones and second is the stron g desire to g et m a ke thin g s happen accordin g to you . There could be so m e dabblin g in the stoc k m ar k et. L u c k y N u m b ers: 03 , 41 , 96. G E M I N I: M a y 22 t o J u n e 21 The co m in g wee k is m ore li k ely to be a challen g e of sorts. Y o u wi l l de s ire quic k co m ple t ion o f y o ur p r oje c ts b u t t h ere wil l be r o adblo ck s wai t in g f o r you t o los e you c al m. Consider all para m eters in m ind while co mm ittin g to a partnership . Keep away fro m an g er at any cost. L u c ky N u m b ers: 02 , 35 , 61. C A NC E R: J u n e 22 t o J u l y 23 This is one period that will require you to put your e m otions in the bac k seat and wor k li k e a real handler with relationships . People could be really di f ficult around you and it m ay not be easy to m o v e throu g h the days without g ettin g a f fected . L u c k y N u m b ers: 05 , 27 , 92. L E O: J u l y 24 t o A u g u s t 21 There will be so m e unusual m eetin g /s this wee k . Y ou will find it excitin g as new people brin g new di m ensions to y o u r s o c ia l l i f e . I f y o u h a v e h a d a n y n e w p l a n s f or i m ple m entation , now is the ti m e for i m ple m entin g the m. There is a bi g possibility of renewin g your bonds with your roots and fa m il y. L u c k y N u m b ers: 09 , 14 , 54. V IRG O: A u g u s t 22 t o S e p te m b er 21 There could be a nu m ber of disturbances to your plans but the outco m e will depend on how you decide to deal with situations . Don ’ t g et touchy about it . I nstead , m o ve on . This will help transfor m see m in g ly disad v anta g eous situations in your fa v ou r . Finances will i m pro v e and you w i l l w i d e n y o u r f o c u s t o d ive r s e a r e a s . Lucky N u m b ers: 18 , 31 , 95. LI B R A: S e p te m b er 22 t o O ct o b er 23 Ac t i on s a n d a c t ivi ti e s c a rr i e d o u t t h is w e e k w i l l b e s p u r r ed by a need for chan g e . There ar e increas e d chanc e s for r o m a n t i c me e t i ngs a n d s o c i a l i n t e r a c t i o n s . H e i g h t e n ed e mo tio n s co u ld l ead t o s om e vo lati l e s i tuat i ons . T ry to d eal with m atters as cal m ly as possible , but don ’ t co m pro m ise on your ideals. L u c k y N u m b ers: 04 , 28 , 76. S C O RPI O : O ct o b er 24 t o No v e m b er 21 Y ou will feel the need for m ore funds . E v en if you stri ve no w , m oney is li k ely to co m e in slowl y . Y ou will ha v e to put in hard wor k if you desire to m a k e any g ains at all. A lso , interper s onal rela t ionships w ill be st r ained and there c o u l d b e s ome s h a r p e x c h a n g e o f w o r d s. Lucky N u m b ers: 24 , 70 , 88. S A GI T T A RI U S: No v e m b er 22 t o D ece m b er 21 Y o u r ne t wor ki n g s k ills co m e into p lay t his w ee k . Y ou n eed to approach resourceful people in order to see k funding for your projects . A v oid confrontation or brea k in g a la w. H e alt h wi l l n eed to b e t a k e n c a re o f a n d a lte r nat i ve m edicine and healin g techniques could help. Luc ky N u m b ers: 49 , 68 , 72. C A P R I C O R N: D e ce m b e r 2 2 t o J a n u a r y 20 Money m atters will preoccupy your attention . Y ou could be interested in m ultiplyin g your g ains throu g h tradin g in s t oc k s . Alt h ou g h , d o n ot u nd e r m i ne t he ri s k s . S ome c hanges in personal life occur that set you thin k in g about serious is s ues y o u ha ve bee n i g no r in g u n til n o w. Lu c ky N u m b ers : 22 , 58 , 90. A Q U A RI U S : J a n u ar y 21 t o F e b r u ar y 19 A n e v entful phase for you where you ta k e so m e rather excitin g decisions . Y ou m ay also rewor k your plans about the future and the people you wish to be associated with. Di f ferences arise in close wor k in g relationships too , but the da m a g e can be contained by focusin g on the lon g term g oals. L u c k y N u m b ers: 37 , 86 , 98. PIS C E S : F e b r u ar y 20 t o M arc h 21 Y ou m ay ha v e to try extra hard to pay attention to detail, es p ecial l y wh e n it ’ s rel a ted t o fin a nce . W rit e down all deta i ls syst em atical l y . L axi t y or re l yin g up o n m e m or y will b a c kf ir e . Y ou m ay be te m pt e d t o h and l e s o me ve ry di f ficult situations on your own but you will need people to help you . L u c k y N u m b ers: 08 , 33 , 78. P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 11 L A W S O F B EL I ZE R E G I S TE R E D L AND S AC T , C H A P TE R 194 R E V I S E D E DI T I O N 2000 V ARI A T I O N UND E R S E C T I O N 4 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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P age 12 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 alle g iance is to hi m self and his a p olo g ist s . F or t oo l on g , t h e b e st i n t e re s t s o f G ro w er s h a ve n ot been properly represented. The position that the Growers f i n d t h ems e lve s in i s i n l ar g e p a rt due to followin g the leadership a n d vi s i o n o f t h e l ike s of D r . Henry C a nton , M i chael D u n c k e r , Fr a nk R e dmon d a nd Ernest Ray m ond. Ban k s Holdin g s m ust realize that its partner in this v enture is not D r . Henry Canton it is the CG A , its I n v est m ent Co m pany L i m ited and citrus g rowers who the y repr e sent . D r . Ca n ton i s not the only t alent e d ind i v idua l in Belize qualified and capable of leadin g CPB L . I n fact he is not th e m os t tal e nted or q u alif i ed. T h e r e a r e m a n y t a l e n t ed in d i v i d ual s in Beli z e w h o w o uld put their talents to g ood use and de m onstrate the sort of ethical beha v iour that would not create a sc e na r io em b r oi l ed in con f li c ts of inter e st . T h ese i n di v id u als would discha rg e their functions in the best way possible for the c om pa n y a n d i t s s h are h old e rs instead of see k in g to di v ide an i n d u s t r y a n d i n e s s e n c e h o ld h o s t age th e membe r s o f t he CG A , the m ajority shareholders of CPB L. Further m ore , Ban k s Holdin gs needs to honour Clause 9(1) of the I n v estment A gree m en t and resp e ct the a b solute ri g ht of C GA Inve s tme n t C o m p a ny L i m ited to re m o v e and appoint its fi v e directors on the CPBL Board at any ti m e. A s Ban k s Holdin g s la rg est i n v es t m en t ou t si d e B a rba d os , we ad v ise to not put your fate in the hands of any one m an. I n this case , ta k e a step bac k, r e f l ec t o n t hi s s it u at i o n a n d l e a rn fro m what has turned out to be a g ra v e m ista k e on the part of the memb e r s o f t h e C G A w ho fo l lowe d the v isio n of D r . H e nry Canton. The m e m bers of the CG A are fe d up wit h th e ac t ion s of D r. H e n r y Ca n t o n , M r . Mi c h a el D u n c k e r a n d M r . F r a nk Red m ond , and call on the m one las t ti m e t o respe c t the r ig hts of the m e m bers of the CGA a n d i n s o d o i ng r emove t h ems e l v e s f r om t h e C P BL Board. Ban k s Holdin g s by your v ote on A u g ust 12 , 2009 , in essence c r ea t ed t hi s t u r mo il , an d w i th y o u r r e c e n t a c t i o n s a t t he Dece m ber 4 , 2010 CPB L Board m eetin g in Mia m i , you continue to display a bla t ant disre g ard for the ri g hts of the m e m bers of the C GA , w ho a re t he m ajo r ity shareholders of the CPB L. The m e m bers of the CG A and the i r for e father s toile d v ery hard an d de v e l oped a v ibr a nt ci t rus i n d u s t r y a n d a C GA t h at achie v ed the acquisition of the processors in Belize. A ft e r ne a rly 100 h undr e d y e ars of wor k the m e m bers will not sit i d ly b y a n d w a t ch D r . C an t on and Ban k s H o ldin g s destroy this achi e v e m ent an d ta k e ab s olute control of CPB L. Citrus is how they feed their fa m ilies , educate their children and li v e their li v es . What they are seein g now is their life work bein g controll e d by a forei gn e n t i t y , t h e i r n a t i o n a l j u i ce C a r i b b e a n P r i d e h a s n o w, l o c a l l y , b e c ome a p r o d u c t of “ P ine h ill ” and wonder what n e x t w i l l b e t a k e n o v e r by Pinehill of Barbados? W e u rg e Ban k s Holdin g s to loo k at the bi g picture and start wor k in g with CG A and the I n v est m ent Co m pany L i m ited. C o n t i nu e d F r o m P age 6 I n th e m i nd o f a P o li t i c i an NA SA wa s i nt e r v i ew i ng p r o f e s s i o n a l s t o b e s e n t to M a rs . On l y o ne cou l d g o , and he couldn ' t return to Earth. T h e f i r s t a p p l i c a n t , an en g inee r , was as k ed how m uch he wanted to be paid for g oin g. " A m i l l i o n d o l l a r s ," he answered, "because I want to donate it to M . I . T ." The next applicant , a docto r, w a s a ske d t h e sa m e q u e s t i o n . He as ke d for t w o m illi o n dolla r s . "I wa n t t o giv e a m illi o n t o my f a mil y ," h e e x pl a ine d, "and A fter shoppin g for m ost of the da y , a couple returns to find their car was stolen. They g o to the police station and m ade a full report. A detecti v e dri v es the m back to the par k in g lot to see if any e v idence can b e found at the scene of the cri m e. T o their a m aze m ent , the car has been returned. There is an en v elope on the w i n d s h i e l d w i t h a n o t e of a p ol o g y an d t w o t icket s t o a m usic concert. The note reads , "I a po l o gi ze for taki n g y our ca r , bu t my w i f e w as h avi n g a b a b y a nd I h a d t o ho tw i r e y our ig n iti on t o r u s h h e r t o t h e ho s p ital . We a p o l og i z e for t he i ncon v enie n ce . He r e a r e t wo tic k ets to Bu m pin g into a wo m an on the sidewal k , the T o m Cruise loo ka l ike a p o l ogi z e d , " P ar d o n m e !" "T h at's qu ite all rig h t ," the wo m an replied . " Y ou l ook j u st leave the other million for the a d v a n c e m e n t o f m e d i c al research ." The last applicant was a politician . When as k ed h ow m uch m oney he wanted , he whispered in the inter v iewer ' s ea r , "T hr ee m illi on do llars ." "Why so much more than the others?" the inter v iewer as k ed. Th e po l iti c ian rep l ied , " If y o u gi v e m e $ 3 m il l i o n , I ' ll giv e y ou $ 1 m illi o n , I'll k eep $1 m illi on , a nd w e'll se nd t he e n gi n ee r ." atte nd t on ig h t's Big C on cert at t h e Bliss I n stit u e i n s uppo rt o f t h e ea r t h q uak e vi c t i m s in Haiti ." W ith their faith in hu m anity restore d , the couple a t tend the c o nce r t a n d r e tur n ho m e l a te. They find their house has been b u rg l ar i z e d . Th e p l ac e r an s acked fro m the attic to the base m ent. A ll t heir cas h , jewel r y and electronic equip m ent g one. Then they find a note on the dinin g roo m table. A nd t he n ote rea d s " H ello a g ain . Ho p e y o u enj o y e d t he c on cert . At least y ou still h ave y o ur c a r . I ha ve a new b o r n k id a nd I m u st n ow bu y m il k, p a m p ers a nd save for t h e k i d ’s h e al t h c a r e a n d ed u c a tio n, don 't I?" A ll th a t g li tt er s i s n o t go ld S m oo th O p er a t or li k e m y fou rt h hu s b a nd ." " W ow !" he said . "How many times h ave you been m arried?" S he win k ed at hi m and said, "T hr ee ." P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 13 M Y S T I C R IV E R R E S ORT M I L E 6 C R I S T O RE Y R O A D , C A YO (5 0 1 ) 6 7 8 6 7 00 G E N T L EME N, T H I S V A L E N TI N E ’ S D A Y, S U N D A Y F E B R U A R Y 1 4 T H, R O M A N C E Y O U R F A V O U R I T E L A D Y W I TH S O M E T H I N G E X T R A S P E C I A L. “ L A R A N I T A” R ES T A UR A NT A T M Y S T I C R I V E R R ES O RT I S O F F E R I N G A F I R S T C LA S S M E A L F OR Y O U T O S H O W Y OU R L O V E D O N E H OW M U C H Y O U A P P R E C I A T E H E R. T H R E E C O U R S E L U N C H O R D I N N ER $ 8 0 B Z P E R P E R S ON ( I N C L U D E S O N E L O C A L B E V E R A G E) L I V E M U S I C W I T H D J D I A M O ND C O M E D R E S S E D U P A N D H A V E A W O N D E R F U L E X P E R I E N C E AT “ L A R A N I T A” S E A T I N G I S L I M I T E D S O P L E A S E P H O NE F O R R E S E RV A TI O NS N O L U N C H , N O P R O B L E M ! J U S T C O ME F O R T H E A F T E R N OO N A N D E N J O Y T HE S O U N D S O F D J D I A M O ND ( $ 1 5 C O V E R C H A R G E) ww w . m y s t i cr i v e r b e li z e . c om B Y : Mike Hern a ndez J r . J . P ., D i rec t or of P ub l ic R el a tio n s, Social Investment Fund BELMO P AN CIT Y , Mond a y, Ja nu ary 26 , 2010: The S ocial I n v est m ent Fund ( S I F) a n d i t s c o n s u l t a nt s r e s p o nsib l e for t he exec u tion o f the social assess m ent of the Belize Muni c ipal De ve lop m ent P r oject (BMDP) , in collaboration with t h e M i n i s t r y o f E c o n o m ic D eve l o p m e n t , C o m me r c e, I ndustry and Consu m er Protect i o n , i s h o s t i n g a s e r i e s of h a l f -d a y w o rk s h o p s i n s e v en m unicipalities countrywide. The series of wor k shop is the s e c o n d r o u n d o f c o n s u l t a t i o ns in c o nnection w ith the s ocial assess m ent consultancy of the B M D P . It a i m s t o p r ovi de sta k eholders with feedbac k and offe r ing t h e o p p or t un i ty to propose necessary adj u st m ents t o t h e d o c ume n t s p r e p a r ed durin g the research phase of the social assess m ent consultanc y. P lea s e T u r n T o P age 14 F r o n t R o w : ( L R ) M ayo r Jo hn A u g u s t , D e pu t y M ayor B e r n a d e tt e F e r n a nd e z a nd C o un c i l o r E du a r d o C a no P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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P age 14 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 BE L MO P AN CIT Y , T hu rs d a y, Ja n u ary 28 , 2 0 10: Th e M i ni s try of He a lth in collaboration with the Ministry o f E d u c a t i o n , t h e N a t i o n al S ports Council , the Police and T r ans p or t D e par tm e n ts hel d a W A L K A T O N f o r pr i nc i pa l s, tea c hers , stude n ts an d g uar d ians of all sch o ols part i cip a tin g in t h e F RIE N D P R O G RAM ( F o c u s i n g R e s o s u r c e s in E d u c a t i o n a n d N u t r i t i on Devel o pment). The wal k aton be g an at 6:30 on Th u rsda y m or n in g i n Cor o zal T own. Mi n ist e r o f He a lth , Ho n. P a b l o M a r in a n d th e C h i ef E x e c u t i v e O f f i c e r i n t he M i n i s t r y o f H e a l t h , D r . P e t er Allen participated in the e v ent which was held to pro m ote and encoura g e physical acti v ity i n s u p p o r t o f t h e F RIE ND Pro g ra mm e. The p ro g ra m m e i s a s k ill b a sed approach to health and nutrition education whic h will focus on the de v elop m ent of k nowled g e, s k ills and att i tudes needed to m a k e and carr y out po s iti ve h e a l t h d e c i s i o n s t h r o ugh nut r ition e d ucation and phy s ical educ a tion. F RI EN D ’ s ta r g e t g r o up is p r ima r y s c h o o l s t u d e nt s . N i ne S t an d a r d 4 c l as s es i n C o ro z al T own are parti c ipatin g i n the pilot project. Objecti v es of the pro g ra mme include are: a) T o impro v e k n o wle d g e, attitudes and beha v iour that are d i rec t ly re l ate d t o he a lt h y l i v i ng. T o lay a foundation for lifelong healt h eatin g b a sed on ac q uiring s k ills and k nowled g e. b) T o i m pr ov e nutritional status and reduce the li k elihood of children de v elopin g chronic d i s e a s e s s u c h a s o b e s i t y, diabetes and hypertension. c ) T o emp h a s i z e t he i m portance of physical acti v ity and pro m ote increased physical a c t i v i t y i n c h i l dr e n w h ic h c an lead to lifelon g practices and d ) T o i n c r e a s e p u b l ic awar e ness and e ncoura g e h ealth li v in g practices. The pro g ra m e m phasises that re g ular p hysi c al ac t i v ity can a d d ma n y h e a l t h b e n e f i ts s u c h a s s t r e ngt h e n i n g t he h e a r t , i m pr ovi n g b l o o d f l o w, i m pro v in g m ood , boost ene rgy levels , re d ucing st r ess and the ris k of chronic diseases such as diabete s , hi g h blood p ressure and heart disease. The wal k aton too k o f f fro m the S o ci a l S e cu r it y Offi c e i n C o ro z al T own and ended at the Corozal Ci v ic Centre. The Ministry of Health ta k es this o p portunity to t han k all t h o s e w h o p a r t i c i p a t e d a n d or contributed to m a k in g the e v ent a success. C o n t i nu e d F r o m P age 13 A l l s u g ge s ti o ns w i ll be i n co r po r at e d i n a fi n al do c u me nt o f t h e c o n s u l t an c y , w h i c h w i l l be p r e s e n t e d a t a n a t i o n a l w o rks h op a l o n g w it h th e d i s c lo s ur e of two fra m ewor k s prepared under the BMD P . These include: a ) La n d a c q u i s i t i o n a nd Re s ettle m ent P olicy Fra m e w ork a n d b ) E n v i r o nm e n t a l a n d So c i al Mana g e m ent Fra m ework T he seri e s of wo rk shops b e g an i n Be lm o p an , on W e d nes d ay J a n u a r y 2 7 , a t t h e G e o r ge Price Centre for Peace and De v elop m ent. On Thursda y , January 28 , the wor k shop m o v ed to S an Ig nacio T own where approxi m ately 15 p e r s o n s p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h e s e s s i on at the S an Ig nacio Resort Hotel. Fro m S an Ig nacio it m o v es to Benque V iejo T own where the session will be held durin g the afternoon hours. Th e pa r ti c ipa n ts i n S an I g na c io T own included May o r J ohn A u g u s t , D ep u t y M a yor Ber n a d ette Fer nand e z and C oun cil o rs D es o l Neal , and E du ar do Ca no. O t h e r p a r t i c i p a n ts i n c l u d ed R e v . J o h n T z i b f r o m t he Na z are n e Ch u rch , L ui s Pu l ido fro m the Octa v ia W ai g ht Center for S enior Citizens , alon g with a representati v e fro m the Belize B a n k , T o ur Gu i de A s s oc i at i on a n d o t h e r p r i v a t e c i t i z e ns i n c l ud i ng M a r t in Ga l v e z Sr ., J u a n P ol a nco , C e c i li a F l o w e rs , M a r c e l B edran a n d Eulog io Ca no a m on g others. Fro m Benque V iejo T own the wor k shop m o v es north , first to Oran g e W al k T own and later to C o r o z a l T o w n . T h e t e a m t h en h e a d s de e p s o u t h t o P u nt a G o r da T own. T h e n a t i o n w i d e s e r i e s of wo rk sh o ps e nds o n T h urs d a y, February 4 with the final stop in Dan g ri g a T own. The sessions are conducted by E v a n D a k e rs , co n su l tan t f o r t he Belize Municipal De v elop m ent Prpject S ocial A ssess m ent. The series of wor k shops is in preparation for the W orld Bank financed BMD P , which will be i m ple m ented , later this yea r , by the S ocial I n v est m ent Fund. On M arch 17th 2 0 09 , The W o rld Ba n k ’ s Bo a rd of Dir e ct o rs endo r sed a new I nteri m S t rate gy Note for Belize , which outlines th e Bank ’ s a s sis t ance o v er the next two years (March 2009 to Ju n e 20 1 1 ) , and support s the c o u n t r y ’ s s t r a t egy t o s p ur e c o n omi c g r o w t h a n d r e d u ce po v ert y . T h e p r o gr a m wi l l p r o vi de analytical and ad v isory ser v ices to assist the Go v ern m ent in the d e si gn a n d im pl em e n ta t ion of current policy initiati v es . I t will also pro v ide m odest in v est m ent lendin g. A s part of the BMD P project, t h e W o r l d B a n k w i l l make a v a i l a b l e u p t o 3 0 m i l l i on Be l ize d olla r s , geare d tow a rds imp r oving s e r v i ce d e l i v e r y i n t he ta r g et e d mu nic i pal i tie s on the f o ll o wi ng t hr e e k ey pi l la r s o f t he G o v e r n m e n t ’ s d eve l o p m e nt strate g y: a) Reduce v ulnerabilities and support sustainable li v elihoods; b) S tren g then g o v ernance and accountability; and c) A ddress critical infrastructure needs to support econo m ic de v el o p m ent. The W orld Ban k last prepared a C o u n t r y A s s i s t a n c e S t r a t egy (L-R) F ro m t h e Private Sect o r:J u a n P o la n c o a nd Marti n G alve z Sr . (C AS ) for Belize in 2000 . I n the wa k e of the February 2008 e l ec t io n s , P r i m e Mi n i st e r D e an Bar ro w, specifically requested that the W orld Ban k re-en g a ge wit h the co u ntry a s part o f its effo r ts to m o b il i ze lo w -c o st m ultilateral financin g and a v oid costly co mm ercial borrowin g. F u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n on t h e p roj e ct ca n b e ob t ai n ed b y c o n t a c t i n g t h e P r o j e ct Consultant M r . Eva n Da k ers, at telephone 622-4365 or Mi ke Her n a nd e z J r. J . P ., D irecto r, Public Relations , S ocial I n v estme nt Fun d , T el : 8 2 20 239 / 05 0 8; Fa x 82 2 -027 9 or v ia em ai l at m i k e . hernande z @ sifbelize . o rg F ro m t h e Private Sect o r:Ma r cel Be d ra n a nd Cecilia Fl ow ers P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om P age 15 By: W elli n gt on C . Ra m os I g rew up beside L o g an Field o n t h e n o r t h si d e o f D a ngr i ga T own. I n those days there were two v ib r ant Ga r ifuna A ssocia t ions wor k in g on behalf of our people na m ely; the C A C and the CD S. Th e ir home ba s e we r e loc a ted about two bloc k s away fro m my house. These two associations used t h eir bu i ld i n g s as g a t her i ng places for the Garina g u people to asse m ble and see k assistance f o r t h e pr o b l ems co n f r o n t i ng the m. Hurricane Hattie destroyed th e se tw o buil d in g s a nd M r . B i ll F l o res o p e n e d u p a gr o c e r y s t o re downstairs of CD S . While , M r. Mat t h e w Mi g u el d i d l i k ew i se d o wns t air s of th e C AC bu i ldi ng. M r . F l o r e s r e m a i n e d at th a t l o cat i on u n til he d epa r ted f o r t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s of Am erica. M r . M a tthew Mi g ue l re m a i ned at his site until he passed awa y. Many y ears late r , th e National G a r i f u n a C o u n c i l ( N GC ) a c q u i r e d t i t l e t o t h e C DS p r o p e r t y a n d b u i l t a sma ll hea d quarte r s on t he lan d and n ame d i t t h e P a b l o Lamb ey buildin g. I n 2005 I li v ed in Dan g ri g a for six m onths and I obser v ed that this buildin g was dor m ant and re m a ined c l osed everyday li ke a g h o st hous e with n o thing happenin g inside. One day when I was passing t h e b u il d in g , I was inf o r me d t h at a grou p of Gar i fun a women were inside the buildin g m a k ing s a n d w i ch e s to t ake o n a P U P t r ip to the Cayo District. This was durin g the ti m e when th e Pe o ple ’ s Uni t ed P arty and the United De m ocratic Pa r ty were g earin g up for the March 2006 Municipal Elections. I was v ery an g ry to disco v er that , as a proud Garifuna , the a s soc i ati o n t h at w as s upp o sed to r e p r e s e n t u s w a s a c t u a l ly en g a g ed i n pa r tisan polit i cal a c t i v i t i e s o n b e h a l f o f o ne political party for the benefit a n d s e l f i n t e r e s t o f a f ew indi v iduals in the association. W h e n I b r o u gh t t h is t o t he a t ten t io n of m y rel a tives a nd f r i e n d s in D a n g r iga , t h e y t o ld m e th a t t he N at i ona l G a rif u na Council was in f ested with m any s u p p o r t e r s o f t h e P e o p l e ’s United Part y. They said the infestation was so bad that it was hard to tell the di f ferences b etween PU P and the Nation a l Gari f una Co u ncil (NGC). Our Garifuna eld e rs ha ve al w ays w a rned us a b out u s ing our ass o ciations to e n g a g e in partisan politics , for fear of the ne g ati v e ba ck la s h i t wou l d b r ing to our people and the di v isions it would create in our fa m ilies. I t is m y understandin g that this situation re m ains the sa m e up to this da y. On N o v e m ber 25 , 2 009 , a letter to the Edito r , titled “ S top U s i n g Th e N a t io n a l G ar i f u n a” , was published in the Am andala. T h e l e tt e r w a s w r i tt e n b y a h igh ly re s p e ct a b l e G ar i f u na Polit i cal A ci v i s t and Pol i tician b y t he n a m e o f Lu k e P a l a c io v o i cin g his conc e rns o v er the a c t ivi t i e s o f t h e N a t i o n al Garifuna Council. I h a v e kn o w n M r . Luke Palacio fro m childhood and he is a person who will spea k out a g ainst all for m s of injustice he sees. There ar e m any Garina gu p e op l e wh o a r e af r ai d o f t he N a t i o n a l G a r i f u n a C o u n c il b e c a u s e w h e n eve r t h e C ou n c i l is cr i ticiz e d th e y g o after the indi v iduals who criticizes the m. Y e t i t i s o n l y t h r o ugh const r ucti v e cr i ticis m s t h at we can better our ass o ciatio n s to ser v e our people. I a g ree with the idea of ha v ing a Natio n al Garifuna Co u ncil but I a m in co m plete disa g ree m ent with the strate g ies and m ethods used by m ost of the indi v iduals r u n n in g t h i s a ss o c i at i on o v er t h e y e a r s a s t h e y h ave n ot acc om plish e d anyth i n g of m ajor s i g n i fi c a n ce fo r t h e G a r if u na people. I thin k the National Garifuna Council would do better as an A d v o c a c y a s s o c i a t i o n w i th ong o in g proa c ti v ely f unded p r o g r a m s t o p r ovid e f o r t he s o c i a l , p o l i t i c a l , c u l t u r a l a nd e c o n o mi c d e v el o p m en t o f o ur p e o p l e a n d e s p e c i a l l y o ur disad v anta g e d and displaced yo u th. When we loo k at the current l i v i n g co n di t i o ns of t h e G ar i n a gu it is worst than when m ost of us w e r e g r o w i n g u p i n o ur r e s p e c ti v e c ommu n i t i es i n t he S t a n n C r e ek a n d T o l e do Districts . I n those days we had o u r o w n f a m i l y l o t , hou s e, fa rm l a nd a nd o t her v is i ble m eans of subsistence. In th o s e d ay s t h e G a r i n a gu were respected and loo k ed up to f o r t h e i r s e l f r e l i a n c e a nd resilience. T oday in Be l ize t here i s a m ajo r di f feren c e betwee n then a n d n o w . If we al l ow th e se c o n d i t i o n s t o g o o n u n d e r t he s t ewa r dsh i p o f t h is c urr e nt Nation a l Garifuna C ouncil, f u tu r e g e n er a t i on s w i l l l o se respect for us and question our sense of existence and purpose durin g our ti m e on earth. The A ssociation is not bad , it is the people who are runnin g it. They need to step aside and do so m ethin g else because they are cu r ren t ly n o t d o in g m uch to t a ke our people and culture bac k to t h e g l o r y da y s o f s e l fs uff i c i e n cy and independence. L e a de r s h i p i s a b o ut h avi ng v isions and acco m plishin g your d r ea m s t o be n ef i t y o ur peo p le and your culture. The lon g e r w e wai t an d do n o t h ing , t h e m o r e o u r pe o pl e a nd y o uth wi l l s uf f e r a n d c o nt i nue to h o p e a n d l i v e w i t h f a l se pro m ises and drea m s. Our ancestors m ust be turning in their g ra v es to see us wasting all of their acco m plish m ents. W e need m any m ore Garina gu li k e M r . L u k e Palacio to see the u r g e n c y o f t h is i s su e a n d j o i n t he ca l l fo r an imm edi a te me etin g of the Nation a l Gari f una Co u ncil to add r ess these iss u es no w, before it is too late. C o n t i nu e d F r o m F r o n t P age d o o r a n d m a d e o f f w i t h h is blac k Gateway laptop co m puter b e a r i n g s e r i a l n umb er N1 9 76K10 0 0952 a lon g w ith acc e ssorie s v alue d at $2 , 500 Belize dollars. Police v isited the scene and reportedly obser v ed no si g n of forced entr y. In t h e p r o c e s s o f t he investigatio n , p o lice rece i v ed info rm ation o f an indi v idual enterin g a pawn shop in Benque V iejo town at a bout 1:30 p . m. a l so o n T hur s da y , J a nu a ry 2 1, a t tempt i n g to p aw n t h e l ap t op co m puter and accessories. Police v isited the pawn shop where t h ey were facilit a ted with a c o py of the v i deo o n CD. T h e i n di vi dua l wa s in s tan t ly identified as W ay n e G a bb. Gabb was detaine d by the o f f i cers o n the night shi f t on Mo n da y , Ja n uar y 25 and on T uesday m ornin g he was g i v en a front row seat to v iew the CD after which he too k the police to th e Hi gh S pe e d I n t erne t S ho p on Far W est S treet in S an Ig nacio T own where the co m puter was retrie v ed. While police were unable to c ome u p w i t h a n y evi de n ce impl i cat i n g th e a c cu s ed i n t he a c t u a l b ur g l a r y o f A r gu e l l e s’ h o us e , a r me d wi t h t he v i d eo e v i denc e , the y pro c eede d to for m ally arrest and cha rg e him for the cri m e of handlin g stolen g oods. The accused , W ayne Gabb J r ., 23 , Bel i zean labourer of a 6th S t re e t A dd r es s in S a n I g na c io T o w n , a p p ea r e d i n c ou r t on W e d n e s d a y , J an u a r y 2 7 a nd w h en t he c ha r g e w as r ead to h im by M a gi s tr a te A nn a R a c h a el M ont ejo he inst a ntly plead g uilty to the cha rg e . Howe v e r, the h e express e d disa g r e e m ent w i t h t h e f a c t s o f t h e c a se as presented by the prosecution. M a g i s t r a t e M o n t e j o c o n s equ e ntly e nter e d a n ot g u i lty p l e a a n d off er e d t h e a c cu s e d b a il in the su m of $5 , 000 . The case was adjou r ned un t il Mo n da y, A pril 19 , 2010. T he a c cu s e d w as u n ab l e to m eet bail and was subsequently t r a n sp o r t e d t o t he H a t t ievi l le Pri s on wh e re he i s awa i ting either bail or the A pril 19 date for reappearance in court. P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om

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P age 16 S TA R T el: 626 3788 & 626 8822 E m a il: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om Sund a y , J a nu a r y 31 , 2010 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w . pd f f a c t o r y . c om