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Emmanuel Willoughby Jr. Arrested For Murder,
SAN IGNACIO TOWN, He was identified from the all was interviewed by personnel
Cayo, Monday, April 4, 2011. points bulletin/wanted poster from the Crimes Investigation
San Ignacio Police today issued by San Ignacio police Branch.
announced the arrest of a second shortly after the murder. Reliable information indicate
suspect in the March 20, 2011 The accused who, prior to the that he provided the police with
brutal stabbing death of incident, was residing with his a cautioned statement in which
Honduran watchman Julian brother-in-law in the Santiago he pointed the finger squarely at
Lara, 69. Juan Layout Area of San the accomplice Shajeen Espat,
After successfully evading the Ignacio, is said to have report- 20, who on March 22, was
long arm of the law for eleven edly fled to his mother's house arrested, not for murder but
days, the accused Emmanuel in Los Lagos community on the rather for conspiracy to commit
Willoughby Jr., 21 was appre- Northern Highway. robbery resulting from the
ended on Friday, April 1 by The accused was transported cautioned statement he gave the
Ladyville police while freely to San Ignacio where he spent police in which he named
strolling the streets in Ladyville. the weekend during which he Willoughby as the person who
Sia HIa r Ap i te Bel actually murdered Lara.
Sir Harry Appointed Belize The case has taken on a new
AmbasadorToTheVatican twist as police have now
Ambassaor To The Vatican prepared a murder charge for
BELIZE CITY, Thursday, Espat which they intend to read
April 7, 2011. to him when he is brought back
A more apporpriate appoint- ' to court on Tuesday, June 7.
ment could not have been made In addition to murder, the
and so we commend whoever accused Emmanuel Willoughby
it was that made the first Jr. was additionally charged
recommendation for the for aggravated burglary and for
appointment of Mr. Henry conspiracy to commit aggra-
"Harry" Lawrence, Owner/ vated burglary.
Publisher of the Reporter In the absence of a magistrate
Newspaper, as our nation's in San Ignacio, the accused was
Ambassador to the High See transported to Magistrate court
(the Vatican).L in Belmopan where all three
Sir Harry, as we affectionately Belize's Ambassador To The charges were read to him by
refer to him, is a devout High See H.E Mr. Henry Magistrate Adolf Lucas Jr. He
catholic who worships at St. Llewellyn Lawrence was remanded to the Central
Ignatius Church in his Goverment Press Office today Prison in Hattieville. Like
neighbourhood. informed that the Ministry of Shajeen Espat, the alleged
A media release from the Plese Tu rnTo . accomplice, Willoughby is to be


Fingers Friends


The Accused Murderer
Emmanuel Willoughby Jr., 21
brought back to court on
Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
Police Are Looking For
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Police Are Looking For

WALTER MARTINEZ

aka RUBEN LOPEZ
"Bling"

San Ignacio Police this week anything of value from inside a
informs of the increasing house or motor vehicle, police
reported cases of burglary which say that items of preference are
have been growing over the past electronics such as Television
several months, sets, Computers (laptop &
Although the thief might take PC's), Play Stations, DVD and

Crow Fox Pleas Guilty For Escape

Will Spend Three Months in Jail


CD Players.
The police is discouraging
citizens from purchasing stolen
goods. They say that the charge
for the handling of stolen goods
is as just as harsh as the burglary
itself.
In light of the increasing


reported burglary, San Ignacio
police is on the hunt for Walter
Martinez also known as Ruben
Lopez and "Bling", residing in
the Santa Cruz Area of Santa
Elena Town, who they say could
assist them involving many of
these reported cases.


SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,
Thursday, April 7, 2011:
His cycle of criminal detention
continues as he returns to jail
for three months on this latest
occasion.
His name is Ruben Arnold,
41, Belizean, unemployed of
#9 Hospital Street, San Ignacio.
His latest dramatic contact with
the police began at around 3:00
am on Tuesday, April 5, when a
mobile police patrol found him
walking on Moses Street in San
Ignacio. He was stopped and
searched leading to the discov-
ery, police say, of a single point
38 bullet in the left leg side
pocket of the pants he was
wearing. He was escorted to the
police station where he was
formally arrested and charged
for keeping unlicensed ammu-
nition.
About six hours later at around
9:00 am that same Tuesday
morning as the police was
preparing to transport the day's
prisoners to magistrate court in
Belmopan, Arnold reportedly
ran behind the cell block and
jumped over the back fence
thus effectively escaping from
lawful police custody.
Twelve hours after escaping
Arnold was captured, at around
9:00 pm as he was hanging out
on 6th Street base. He
was escorted to the police
station where, in addition to
the possession of illegal


Ruben Arnold, 41
ammunition charge, he was
additionally charged for
escaping from lawful custody.
He appeared in before
Magistrate Adolf Lucas Jr., in
Belmopan Magistrate Court
where he first pled not guilty to
the ammunition charge (he is
alleging that the bullet was
planted on him by the police).
On the escape charge however,
he wasted no time in pleading
guilty as charged and was
ordered to pay a fine of 300
dollars in default 3 months in
jail. He informed the magistrate
that since he will be spending an
initial three months for the
illegal ammunition charge, we
would prefer the spend that
same three months for the
escape charge instead of paying
the 300 dollars fine. He was
subsequently ordered confined
to jail for the next three months.


Sir Harry Appointed Belize's
Ambassador To The Vatican


Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade
is pleased to announce the
appointment of His Excellency
Mr. Henry L. Lawrence,
O.B.E., J.R , as Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipoten-
tiary (Designate) of Belize to
the Holy See.
The appointment was made in
an effort at strengthening and
expanding the cordial relations
that exist between Belize and the
Vatican.
Ambassador Lawrence is
scheduled to present his
Credential Letters to His
Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
in a solemn ceremony at the
Vatican City on May 26, 2011.
Ambassador Lawrence was
born in Belize City in 1933 and
after graduating from St. John's
College in 1950 he entered the
journalism field where he
continues to work to this
very day.
He was elected as Councilor
to the Belize City Council for
two terms. He was appointed as
an Officer of the British Empire
(OBE), and has served in
various other Commissions,
Boards and Councils, including
the Belize Chamber of
Commerce and the Advisory
Council on the Guatemalan
Claim.


Ambassador Lawrence
succeeds the late Ambassador
Oscar Ayuso as Ambassador of
Belize to the Holy See.
Belize established Diplomatic
Relations with the Vatican City
on March 9, 1983.
We take this opportunity to
congratulate His Excellency
Ambassador Henry Llewellyn
Lawrence and to wish him only
the very best in his new
diplomatic mission.


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and dares to bring out
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After Several Attempts


- Daisy


Succeeds In Taking Her Life


SAN IGANCIO TOWN,
Cayo, Monday, April 4, 2011:
Acting upon information
received today, at around 9:00
a.m. Crimes Investigation
Branch personnel visited a
farm about one and a half miles
on the Paslow Falls road in
Bullet Tree village where they
found the lifeless body of a
Hispanic girl hanging from the
branch of a tree with a rope
around her neck with both feet
about three feet off the ground.
On the scene, police also
found what appeared to be a
suicide note written with
charcoal on a nearby wooden
picnic table.
The body was identified to be
that of Daisy Cerda, 18,
Belizean, fourth form student
attending Mopan Technical
High School in Benque Viejo
Town and residing on Church
Street also in Benque Viejo
Town. The body was removed
from the scene and transported
to the San Ignacio Community
Hospital where, at 10:15 a.m.


that same day, it was officially
pronounced dead by Dr Fidel
Cuellar, the medical officer on
duty at the time.
Subsequent police investiga-
tion reveal that the deceased left
her home at around 5:00 p.m. on
Friday, April 1, informing that
she was going to the Kontiki
Area, San Ignacio to spend the
weekend with a female friend.
The friend confirmed that she
indeed arrived on Friday
evening and that she left at
around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday,


April 2, in the company of a
male friend and that was the
last time the female friend saw
her alive.
According to the police, the
deceased was harboring suicidal
tendencies for several months
and that several agencies have
intervened to assist and counsel
her including, Benque Police,
the churches in Benque and
other governmental agencies.
In the latter part of February
this year, she was cut down
whilst hanging by the neck
from a branch in the same area.
She was resuscitated and
transported to the Karl Heusner
Memorial Hospital in Belize
City where she spent several
days recuperating. On this
occasion however she actually
succeeded in taking her young
life.
This incident has sparked
serious police investigation into
reports of the existence of an
EMO (Emotional) cult operat-
ing inside Benque Viejo Town.
Police is also following up


Daisy Cerda, 18
Sunrise: Sept. 27, 1992
Sunset: April 4, 2011
reports that the Benque Viejo
group is actively seeking to
establish a branch in San Ignacio
and that some of the prospec-
tive vulnerable members are
beginning to display EMO
tendencies, like hanging out on
weekend nights inside the San
Rita Cemetery in San Ignacio
Town.
The police are committed to
regularly patrolling the area in
an effort to disrupt the activities
of this group.


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Have You Been To The Library Lately?


BEY Jane Hail
Cornerstone Foundation Vol-
unteer
Millions of people in countries
around the world have fond
memories of reading The Cat in
the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Most
didn't purchase the book; they
borrowed the book from a
library. Dr. Seuss said, "The
more that you read, the more
things you will know. The more
that you learn the more places
you '11 go."
San Ignacio has a beautiful
new library that opened on
November 3rd, 2010. The San
Ignacio Rotary did a fantastic
job in providing shelves, tables,
chairs, computers, desk, fans,
air-conditioning, etc. I find
the chairs to be the most


comfortable in town. The library
is located in the old meat
market on Riverside Street.
The project was done in
collaboration with Social
Investment Fund, San Ignacio
Rotary Club, San Ignacio/
Santa Elena Town Council,
Government of Belize and the
National Library Service. The
Jacksonville Rotary Club of
Florida donated over 2,000
children's books out of a 76,000
pound shipment of textbooks
and the United States Navy
brought the books to Belize.
All of the above have spent
time and money to create a
library for the people of San
Ignacio and surrounding areas
to use.
Libraries have existed for


thousands of years. The oldest
organized library yet discovered
was in the ancient city of Ebla,
Syria. Approximately 2,500
years before the birth of
Christ, this library had more
than 20,000 clay tablets housed
there just for the cities select
people.
All of the citizens of San
Ignacio, Santa Elena and
surrounding communities, as
well as the wider Belize, have
the choice to use the library
free of charge. The San Ignacio
Town Library belongs to you.
The best way to show your
appreciation to those who
created it is to use it.
Parents and grandparents take
your child to the library and help
them learn how enjoyable it is
to read.
Television, computers, elec-
tronic games, etc. are often the
choices children make for their
leisure time activities. However,
reading to your children each
day is an important contribution
for you to make towards your
child's love of reading and
academic success in school.
In talking with parents, they
have often told me that they
don't have time to read to their
children. My response is that we
make time for that which is
important. When children look
back on their childhood, one of
their favorite memories isn't that
their mothers had clean homes,
but that their mothers/fathers
read to them each day. Of course
it is important to have a clean
home, clean clothes, and healthy
food, but it is also important to
introduce your child to the
wonderful world of books and
keep them reading.
Parents also say they are
afraid their child will damage
or lose a book. Responsibility
is a positive quality to instill in
children. Parents can help by
having a designated spot for


their child to safely keep library
books when they aren't being
read. Books aren't the only
things borrowed during one's
lifetime. Children need to
understand that that which is
borrowed must be returned.
People also tell me that they
have books at home for their
children, and they don't need a
library.
For two years I was a
volunteer at St. Andrew's
Anglican Primary School in San
Ignacio where I created a school
library and was the librarian. By
the time I left, the students
were checking out more than
2,000 books per month. The
majority of these books were
checked out by students from
Infant 1 to Standard 2. This
shows that if you offer books at
an early age, the children will
enjoy reading.
One little girl in Infant 1
checked out almost 200 books
during the school year. Her
mother told me her daughter
wouldn't return the books until
they had been read to her.
Because her parents read to
her, this little girl will read to her
own children some day. It wasn't
just students who had no books
at home that checked out books,
but it was also students who had
many books at home. Wouldn't
it be great to have large number
of books being checked out each
month from your town library?
The library is open Monday-
Saturday. The Monday- Friday
hours are 9 AM - 7 PM.
Saturday hours are 9 AM- 1 PM.
Come to the library.
Bring your children. The
library has newspapers that
you can read in a relaxing
environment on the deck
overlooking the river. Use the
library and be an important
person in helping educate your
child. If you do this, you will
reap many rewards and never
be disappointed that you chose
to use the library.


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PRESS RELEASE -,-


Belmopan City - April 07, 2011:
Restoration of Water to Belmopan Water System

Over the last week, Belize Water Services Limited has encountered
several challenges within the water distribution system in Belmopan
and the surrounding areas. These have now been overcome and
full service has been restored to the entire system.

Some of the challenges experienced were:

* An electrical burn-out of the main raw water intake pump -
which then reduced the water treatment plant output
significantly
* The resulting drawdown of the storage tank supplying
Belmopan City then led to reduced pressure and
subsequent water outages
* Several incidents of broken mains occurred as water was
restored at high pressure to try to minimise outage times

All of these during a period when the demand is at its highest due
to the dry and hot weather conditions.

BWS informs customers that our services are now fully restored
and that the pressures should be back to normal. Any customer
who experiences any problem with their water supply is asked to
please contact us immediately at 0-800-CALL-BWS (0-800-225-
5297).

The general public should be aware that these recent problems
are not related to the recent addition of Cotton Tree unto this
water system. The Belmopan water treatment plant has been
upgraded to adequate capacity to meet the growing demand
of the area. The interruptions experienced were due to a
combination of unusual circumstances. Customers may also report
any leaks or concerns to our Belmopan Branch office at Telephone
Number's 822-2400 or 822-3727.

BWS thanks customers fortheir patience and understanding shown
during the period of these inconveniences.

To report Leaks call - 0-800-BWS-LEAK (0-800-297-5325)
Belize Water Services Ltd. - Delivering water and more...
For more information regarding this or any other BWS Release,
please contact Tel: 222-4757 Ext. 234


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i Ministry of Health

6S .1ia rch Issue lloithlyr Publication ,,


Belize and Japan holds Grant Ceremony
An official ceremony
was held on Friday,
March 18, 2011 in
Belmopan at the
Ministry of Foreign
Affairs Training RoomV
for a Grant Agreement
between the World .
Bank and the Ministry.
of Health.
The objective of the
grant is to improve the
health and nutrition of
children in communi- (l-r) Minister of Health,
ties in Toledo, Belize Hon. Pablo Marin and
through an early His Excellency Hiroshi Yamaguchi
childhood development


approach.
Specific components of the
Project to be implemented
through the grant includes
addressing and preventing
malnutrition in children under 5
years of age by empowering the
local community and promoting
behavior change by increasing
the understanding of community's


attitude and perception towards
health.
The grant, which is in the sum
of USD 2,752,894.00 was
received by the Minister of
Health, Hon. Pablo Marin to be
used over a five-year period, for
project implementation by the
Toledo District Health Council.


Belize Commemorates World TB bay



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Ministry of Health Fair for TB Day held at the ITVET,
Belize City


The Ministry of Health
celebrated World Tuberculosis
(TB) Day on March 24t under the
theme, On the move against TB:
Innovate towards Action.
To commemorate TB day, the
Ministry of Health hosted a one
day TB conference where a
general overview of the present
state of TB in Belize as well as
other topics were discussed.
The Ministry also organized a
week long program of activities
for the entire country such as
radio and television show
appearances, site visits, sensitiza-
tion workshops, walkathons and
health fairs at hospital or clinic
sites in each district


Although the Ministry has seen
an increase in TB cases, they have
improved surveillance in the test-
ing specifically ensuring that all
TB patients are checked for HIV.
Tuberculosis is a disease caused
by tiny germs that are put into the
air when a person with untreated
TB disease coughs, laughs,
sneezes or sings.
Early detection can decrease
the onset of symptoms such as
cough (sometimes with blood),
fever, weight loss, tiredness and
night sweats.
Minister Pablo Marin
congratulated and thanked
the staff for organizing the
activities during TB week.


The Ministry of Health advises
the general public that in very hot
weather it is important to keep in
mind that persons of all ages can
suffer a Heat Stroke.
Heat Stroke is the most severe
form of heat related illness. Heat
Stroke is not necessarily caused by
exercise or dehydration. High
temperatures, lack of body fluids
and overexposure to the heat and
sun can all bring about a heat
stroke. Red flushed skin is one of
the first sign to look for in a
person suffering from a heat
stroke.
Sometimes people experiencing
heat stroke do not sweat. Other


The Ministries of Health and
Education in collaboration
with the Pan American Health
Organization (PAHO) and
UNICEF has concluded the first
phase of hosting the Annual
National ADM Secondary School
Nutrition Quiz Competition.
Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo
Marin and the staff of the
Ministry of Health congratulate all
the winners as they proceed to the
National Finals of the Secondary


signs include a body temperature
of 102 - 106 degrees or higher,
seizures, headache, a rapid pulse
and sometimes unconsciousness.
Children and elderly persons are
more vulnerable.
Avoid suffering from heat stroke
by drinking plenty of water, stay
in a place where there is plenty of
airspace, stay in shaded areas, also
use light colored and loose fitting
clothing.
Heat stroke is a medical
emergency, anyone exhibiting
the signs and symptoms of
heat stroke should be rushed to
the nearest health center or
hospital.


School Nutrition Quiz Competi-
tion scheduled for May 12th 2011
in Belize City.
The competition is funded
annually by the ADM Belize Mills
Limited, the respective ministries,
PAHO and UNICEF. Winners of
the National competition will
then proceed to compete in
the Regional Nutrition Quiz
Competition organized by the
Caribbean Food and Nutrition
Institute (CFNI).


ADM Mills Nutrition Quiz Competition
proceeds to the National Finals


Third Place Winners, Corozal Finals. Sarteneja
Cornerstone Presbyterian Academy


Ministry of Health

Belmopan

822-2325/2363


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Tracy Panton Address - Cohort 2 - Women In Politics


BELIZE BILTMORE PLAZA
HOTEL, Belize City, Thrusday,
March 31, 2011:
Graduation ceremony was held
today for twenty two Belizean
women who successfully partici-
pated in the second cohort of
Women in Politics Project.
One of the participants was Mrs.
Tracy Taegar Panton, General
Manager, Belize Natural Energy
Trust, who was invited by her peers
to deliver the graduating class
address.
Here is Mrs. Panton address to
the gathering of special invited
guests, graduates from chort 1,
family, friends and fellow cohort 2
graduates:
I have been nominated by my
peers to re-cap in 5 minutes our
journey with the Women In
Politics Project over the past 5
months. A tall order but one that I
am distinctly honored to attempt on
behalf of my colleagues.
Two weeks ago, the younger of
my two daughters, who has always
displayed a keen interest in poli-
tics, inquired: "Mom why did you
sign up for the Women In Politics
Project?" Curious as to what
prompted this question I asked her
why she thought I did. She could
not fathom that I would actively
pursue political leadership,
although she envisioned a career in
politics for herself a few years
down the road. I am certain, my
colleagues all 22 strong, have been
asked this very question by family
and friends as they each made the
decision to tap into this important
learning opportunity.
I conducted an informal poll, the
reasons were clear: We want to be
agents of change. We want to serve
others. We want our voices to
be heard. We want to have mean-
ingful representation. We want to
make decisions and effect policies
that affect us; and my favorite
response, simply, for democracy's
sake. As women, we cannot be


Mrs. Tracy Taegar Panton,
General Manager,
Belize Natural Energy Trust

ourselves in today's society if all
the laws and rules are being
influenced and determined by men.
This journey began in November
2010. The group of women seated
on my left, hail from as far south
as Toledo to our northern most
District Corozal and from several
villages and towns in between.
We are a diverse group of women
with different interests, political
persuasions, life experiences,
educational backgrounds, cultural
and religious beliefs. We are
daughters, wives, mothers, educa-
tors, health care professionals,
humanitarians, lawyers, econo-
mists, community activists, trans-
portation providers, students,
musicians, entrepreneurs and
public officials. As different as we
are, we share a common dream:
that one day this country we
call BELIZE, will realize its full
potential, where men and women
will be able to work side by side,
hand in hand to establish the
priorities that will not only guide
our development as a people but
more importantly shape our
democracy. It is not acceptable for
us to be ranked in the very last
position on the Global Gap Index
in the area of political empower-
ment of women.
While we can find 31 good
men to serve in parliament, the
question remains, can we consider
this a legitimate democracy? A


democracy that is representative of
and responsive to the needs of
a diverse constituency? Hilary
Rodham -Clinton has made it
clear: There cannot be true
democracy unless women's voices
are heard. There cannot be true
democracy unless women are
given the opportunity to take
responsibility for their own lives.
Our colleague Jennette Myvett so
vividly and eloquently brought this
sentiment home when she said: "A
country thatfails to propel women
into political leadership is like a
bird with a broken wing, it may
never learn how tofly".
Over the last five months, we
were able to navigate through the
various conventions that both
protect and promote the rights
of women. We scrutinized the
fundamental rights and freedoms of
our Constitution. We took time to
dissect the national budget and to
explore new concepts such as
gender budgeting. We discussed
the urgent need for political reform
of a system that ultimately seems
to corrupt. We also took time to
fully examine the obstacles and
challenges women continue to face
when seeking political office and
heard, first-hand, the real life
stories of former women parlia-
mentarians, the pioneers among us,
who have been able to defy the
odds. We discussed the philoso-
phies of the established party
organs and received valuable input
on crafting effective strategies for
political success.
There were passionate debates;
outright disagreements; and several
opportunities for us to build
consensus on the issues that are
most important to us as women.
We took time to conduct our own
field research, to gather valuable
data on the views and opinions of
key decision makers who have a
responsibility and a sacred duty to
the people they represent. The
results re-confirmed that even
though women have achieved
record success in higher education
and have been the backbones of our
political institutions, we have not
been able to consistently break
through the barriers of a well
established male-dominated politi-
cal culture. While there were highs
and lows, I think we will all agree
that one of the tangible benefits we
received from being engaged in
this important initiative is the
opportunity to network with so
many women and men who have
each added their own unique
perspective on the role of women
in the national conversation.
The Women in Politics Program
also gave us the opportunity to
interact with a distinguished group
of facilitator who generously gave


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of their time to share their
knowledge, expertise and experi-
ences with us. Among them, the
re-known Caribbean educator and
advocate for gender justice, Dr.
Rosina Wiltshire, who reinforced
that leadership, transformational
leadership, is about SERVICE,
putting aside your own needs in
order that you can address the
needs of others; service that ought
to be grounded in the principles
of equity, equality, justice,
democracy, compassion, non-
violence and cooperation. She
reminded us that as aspiring
politicians we have to believe in
ourselves and to live our lives with
integrity. Respect for self and
respect for others are foundational
to ensure success.
Throughout history, women have
proven without a shadow of a
doubt, that we are capable of
delivery results. We bring special
skills and traits to the table. We
have the ability to form strong
alliances across political bound-
aries. We are able to multi-task and
to effectively manage several
moving parts at the same time. We
are prudent fiscal managers and are
great consensus builders. While
our male counterparts are focused
on the end goal, we recognize that
the process we take to achieve the
goal is equally important. We will
go the extra mile to get the task
done.We are compassionate beings
and we all know that humanity
cannot survive without love. There
is absolutely no reason; therefore,
why we should not be able to
change the existing environment
where it relates to equity in
governance.
A politician I recently interviewed
said to me unapologetically, if you
don't know the rules, you cannot
play the game. Another politician
had concluded: "Women have not
risen to the ranks of political
leadership because we lacked
confidence, not the knowhow, to
take on greater responsibility".
Yet another conceded that all this
"talk" by the respective political
parties in support of women in key
decision making roles is merely
window dressing. Not a single
thing had changed in the last 15
years so he had no idea why we
expected to see changes now.
So Colleagues, I say, we need not
wait for any affirmative strategies
to be deployed by our male
counterparts with the hope that
someday soon the playing field will
be leveled. It is not in their best
interest. We need not learn their
rules so we can play their game.
What we need to do is to change
the game plan and define our own
rules. Let us continue to support
each other, challenge each other
and hold each other accountable.







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EMO (Emotional) Why No Child

Is Safe From This Sinister Cult


Hannah was a happy 13-year-
old until she became an
'emo' - part of a sinister teenage
craze that romanticises death.
Three months later she hanged
herself. Here, her devastated
mother tells other parents: No
child is safe
On the night before she died, she
came into their room, kissed her
father Raymond on the cheek and
cheerfully told him: "I love you,
Dad."
The following day Hannah's
mother Heather went to check on
her daughter and found her hang-
ing by a tie from the top rail of her
bunk bed. She screamed for her
husband to come, but try as he
might it was too late: there was
simply nothing that he could do to
save Hannah's life.
In the unending bleakness of the
weeks that have followed, the
couple have fought to make sense
of what happened. Why on earth
did their daughter, a popular,
intelligent and attractive girl, do
such a thing?
They could find only one clue:
Hannah was what is known as an
"emo". Some describe it as a cult
or a sect, but in reality the term


derived from the word
"emotional" ? encapsulates a trend
that is becoming hugely popular
among Britain's schoolchildren.
A trans-Atlantic import, its
followers dress in black, favouring
tight jeans, T-shirts, studded belts
and sneakers or skater shoes.
Hair is all-important: often dyed
black and straightened, it is worn
in a long fringe brushed to one side
of the face. Music also plays a
critical role. Emos like guitar-
based rock with emotional lyrics.
A merican bands such as My
Chemical Romance, Good Char-
lotte and Blink 182 are particular
favourites.
No doubt many adults would ask:
"So what?" On the surface, it all
sounds typically teenage angst-
ridden, over-dramatic and tribal.
Heartbroken: Ray and Heather
Bond said Hannah told them emo
was 'just a fashion' No different,
in fact, to the Goth subculture that
first emerged in Britain during the
early 1980s.
There is, though, growing concern
that there is a deeply unhealthy
undertone to the emo movement.
Some time before her death,


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to admire the new Edgell Hall
built on campus.
"It's a pleasure to see a
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Edgell," he said.
"Actually," said the Principal,


"it's named for Joe Edgell.
No relation to Zee I am told."
The visitor was astonished.
"Was Joe Egell a writer,
also?"
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EMO (Emotional) Why No Child

Is Safe From This Sinister Cult


Hannah's parents, who live in Kent,
noticed scarring on the inside of her
wrists.
When they questioned her about
it, honest and open as ever, she told
them she'd inflicted the wounds
herself and that it was part of an
emo "initiation ceremony".
Only after her death would they
discover how she had secretly
chatted online to emo followers all
over the world, talking about death
and of the "black parade" ? a place
where emos believe they go after
they die.
A check of Hannah's home page
on social networking site Bebo
revealed her pseudonym, Living
Disaster, and that she'd decorated
it with a picture of an emo girl with
bloody wrists.
Another picture showed a child's
exercise book scrawled with the
words: "Dear Diary, today I give
up."
While Hannah's wrist injuries
may have been slight, the issue of
selfharm among adolescents is
causing growing concern in Brit-
ish schools.
My Chemical Romance made it
to No.1 in the UK chart with
Welcome To The Black Parade in
October 2006 - the 'black parade'
is a place where all emos believe
they will go when they die
New figures show that the
number of children admitted to
hospital due to injuries inflicted on
themselves has risen by a third in
five years. In 2002/03 there were
11,891 such admissions; in 2006/
07 this had risento 15,955. Inboth
periods, there were more than three
times as many admissions of girls
as of boys.
Crucially, those who self-harm are
more likely to go on to attempt
suicide. While there is a multitude
of reasons for this epidemic (exam-
related stress and bullying to
name but two), it is hardly
surprising that the emergence of a
sub-culture that appears to
glamorise self-harm and even
suicide is being regarded with
alarm.
Inevitably, criticisms of emo
culture are laughed off by those
who consider themselves to be at
the heart of it.
It's just a music thing, they say,
and anyone who takes it further has
something inherently wrong with
them.
"If you listen to the lyrics, you
will see there is nothing that
promotes suicide; and even if there
was, no right-minded person would
listen to it and think: 'Now I'm
going to kill myself,' ' a self-con-
fessed emo wrote last week on a
music website following the


inquest into Hannah's death.
"I don't think anyone can say that
there is a link between emo and
suicide? it's just a myth.
"Emo has become an easy target
for ridicule like this; but the
bottom line is emotional does not
mean suicide."
That is true, of course. But as any
parent will tell you, adolescent
children can be highly irrational.
They are also easily influenced and
may be ill-equipped to deal with
powerful emotions that can be
magnified by a sense of "member-
ship" to a sub-group that revels in
self-pity.
It is something that Lorraine
Harrison is all too aware of. She
has three daughters, the youngest
of whom is 11-year-old Levi, a girl
who classes herself as emo.
Recently, Levi asked her mother:
"Just why do people kill them-


selves?"
"When she asked me that, it
made me shudder," says Lorraine,
46, from Alston in Cumbria. "I
managed to keep calm and
explained to her that people's
minds are very disturbed, and
often they don't really want to die.
But inside I felt sick with worry
that Levi is thinking about such
things."
From being the sort of girl who
dressed in pink and played with
Barbie dolls, now Levi will wear
only black.
Her favourite T-shirt is patterned
with skulls, and she spends hours
in her room listening to music by
My Chemical Romance.
"Their lyrics seem to be
associated with depression and
self-harm, and I feel shock when
I listen to them," says her mother.
"Levi seems to have gone from
being a lively girl who enjoyed
having friends around, to someone
who has become quite introverted."


When the topic of suicide was
raised, Lorraine became so con-
cerned that she telephoned Levi's
father, David, from whom she is
separated.
"He reminded me that I used to
be a rebel, too," she says. I was a
punk rocker for a while, and he
reassured me it was probably just
a phase that Levi would grow out
of. "But I don't feel it is like the
punk rock movement. That was
about a zest for living and seeing
life from a different angle. We
didn't harp on miserably about dy-
ing."
Efforts to snap Levi out of her
emo torpor have so far met with
little success. Before Christmas,
Lorraine bought her daughter a
wardrobe of brightly-coloured
designer clothes and jeans, but they
have barely been worn.
She has banned Levi from dying
her hair black, but is worried about
clamping down further in case it
causes further rebellion.


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OF THE CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all members of the Citrus Growers Association that the
Committee of Management of the Association has called a special meeting of members
on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 at 9:30 am, at 9 miles, Stann Creek Valley Road for the
purpose of transacting the following business:

1. Matters relating to the Citrus Growers Association Investment Company Limited
and Citrus Products of Belize Limited.

2. Update on Implementation of Arbitration Recommendations, Re: 822.599
discrepancy in pound solids between factory and pound solids lab for orange,
sanctioned by the Citrus Control Board.

3. Update on Fruit Prices.












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Attention Drivers!

New Regulation Prohibits Heavy Tint











The Department of Transport hereby notifies all vehicle
owners, dealers, importers and tint-shop operators that
effective June 1, 2011 no vehicle can be driven or parked
on a public road if it has any tint that does not fall
within the following restrictions:
Windshield:
A. NOT less than 50 %Visible Light Transmission (VLT)
B. Only Non-Reflective Tint NOT more than 4 inches from the top

Front & Rear Windows and Rear Glass:
A. NOT less than 20% Visible Light Transmission (VLT)
B. Reflective or Non-Reflective Tint of any Colour

This is in Accordance with Section 3 of the Motor Vehicles and Road
Traffic (Tinted Windows) 2011 Regulation which states as follows:
3. Subject to Sub Regulation (2) and Regulation 4, no person shall use,
or cause or permit another person to use, a motor vehicle on a public road if its
windscreen, rear glass or any of its windows is tinted or otherwise treated, in a
way that is likely to impede sight, from outside the vehicle, of a person or thing
inside the vehicle.







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Belize Needs A Commissioner Of Police

With A Criminal Investigation Background


By: Wellington C. Ramos


As a former Police Officer in
the Belize Police Force in charge
of the Criminal Investigation
Branch in the Orange Walk
District dealing with some of the
most brutal murders in our
country, I think that the time has
come for government to appoint
a Commissioner of Police with
vast experience in criminal
investigations.
Up to the 1980's, Police
Officers underwent six months
training in Police Duties,
Traffic, Criminal Law, Immigra-
tion, Evidence, Weapons
Handling, Self Defense,
Physical Education and First Aid.
The Traffic and Immigration
Departments were later
separated from police duties so
I do not know what are the new
methods of training in today's
police academy.
When I joined the Police Force
in 1973, shortly thereafter a
police truck came to the
Training School in Ladyville
with a group of musicians
under the command of one
Sergeant Anderson. Among
these men was our current
Commissioner of Police Crispin
Jefferies.
The members of the police
band, as they were known;
because of their musical talents
did not go through regular
police training but were instead
issued with police regulation
numbers and uniforms. They
played music all day long
under the tent that was built right
next to the football field on the
compound. As time went by,
many of these same men slipped
their way into the regular Police
Force. They were subsequently
promoted through the ranks.
Many of them encountered
difficulties in performing police
duties simply because they had
no formal police training.


It is a well known fact some
former Commissioners of Police
were appointed to the top job,
not because of their professional
qualifications or competence but
rather because of the relation-
ships they developed over the
years with our country's politi-
cians from both the United
Democratic Party and the
People's United Party.
After their appointments by
these politicians, they felt
obligated to them and did little
in the best interest of the Police
Force but more to satisfy the
politicians and their political
party's needs. This is one of the
biggest problems plaguing the
Belize Police Force why many
members are afraid to carry
out their duties without fear of
repercussions from their
superiors or politicians.
Police Officers should have no
fear in enforcing the laws of the
land against any individual who
has broken it despite his or her
status in the country.
Now we have a situation in
Belize where crime is out of
control, a situation where the
criminals and gangs have taken
over the streets of Belize City
and pretty soon they will spread
to the rest of the country if they
are not halted now.
We have heard about several
programs and initiatives to crack
down on crime in Belize but
they are not working. People do
not want to hear about more
programs and initiatives while
their love ones are dying daily.
They want these killings to stop
now!
I heard one Minister say a
couple months ago on Love FM,
that they know who all the gang
leaders in Belize are. Well if this
is the case, why can't these
people be locked up for
"Unlawful Assembly" or other
crimes so that others who are
thinking about forming gangs
will not even think about doing
so in the present or future.
When Crispin Jefferies
replaced Gerald Westby as
Commissioner of Police I knew
from the beginning that it was
bound to fail. Since the change
in command, the crime situation
in Belize has gotten worse as
incidents of murder increased
sharply over the last two years.
There has been several


attempts by the Belize Police
Force and the Government of
Belize to portray the image that
crime is reducing but nobody in
Belize is going to believe those
statistics or even try to entertain
them. A person's life is valuable,
it cannot be replaced as is the
case with theft or damage to
someone's property. The wanton
loss of human life to rampant
crime and violence makes any
government or Police Force very
unpopular.
I have looked at the current
top brass of the Belize Police
Force and there is only one
person who, in my view, possess
the Criminal Investigation
background to stop these
murders in Belize City and he is
Deputy Commissioner James
Magdaleno. I was informed that
Commissioner Jefferies'contract
expires at the end of May this
year. While Magdaleno is slated
to proceed on pre-retirement
leave within the next two weeks
If the government could have
re-employed the retired Crispin
Jefferies on contract, why
cannot the same be done for
James Magdaleno. It's a position
Magdaleno has always wanted.
To this I say, give him a chance.
Give him three months to prove
his worth and if he is not
pulling his weight then he
should be put to pasture without
delay.
Word is that the Government
of Belize is now looking
overseas, possibly towards the
Caribbean, for a new Commis-
sioner of Police. In this endeavor
we must move carefully least we
end up with an individual who
knows nothing about Belize, its
culture and by extension its
crime patterns.
There is a high probability
that in the absence of formal
police training, the current
Minister of Police could
be misled with unreliable
information by advisors with
intent on portraying the image
of all things are fine and dandy.
I say this with no disrespect to
the Hon. Minister of Police and
Public Safety but rather out of
legitimate concern for the
welfare of my fellow Belizean
brothers and sisters.
From what the Police
Minister has done thus far, I get
the distinct impression that he


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really cares but if the police
high command does not act
upon his request, all his good
intentions will go to zero.
The time has come for
Belizeans to stop living in a
fantasy world. The time is now
to make a change before it is
too late. Every time I hear a
Belizean killed, it makes me
feel like making America my
home forever. If I can feel this
way, imagine how other
Belizeans and strangers are
thinking who want to return to
their country and spend or invest
their money. They will keep
away from our country resulting
in the loss of much needed
revenue and foreign exchange.
The bottomline in this
discussion is that criminal
intelligence is badly needed
because crime prevention is
always better than crime
investigation. We must get these
criminals before they commit
more brutal and vicious crimes
against our fellow citizens.
Editor's Comment: Facts are
indeed stubborn things. The
harsh reality is that the
situation currently confronting
the Belize Police Department,
with Government now having to
look overseas for a top cop, is
much of its own making. The
Department has consistently
failed, over the years, to recruit
young energetic and educated
Belizeans into its ranks. One has
only got to look at the
educational qualification of
the current top brass to confirm
this reality which, apart for
Assistant Commissioner Elodio
Aragon Jr., leave very much to
be desired. We trust that a
lesson has now been learnt and
that immediate corrective action
is instituted.







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Home Remedies For Fast Flu Relief


Most of these home remedies
have been used to treat flu
symptoms for generations, and
may help ease your symptoms
as your body fights the flu
virus.
Match your flu symptoms with
the specific home remedies that
help treat these symptoms.
Also, keep in mind that if you
have flu symptoms, it's a good
idea to call your doctor. If taken
within 48 hours of the onset of
flu symptoms, flu medications
may be able to shorten the
duration of flu symptoms. The
widespread body aches and a
fever over 102 degrees are good
indicators of the flu.
Breathe Aromatic Steam
Fill the bathroom or kitchen
sink with steaming water, and
add two teaspoons chopped
fresh ginger (Zingiber
officinalis). Drape a towel over
your head and lean over the
steam to get maximum benefit.
Or add one teaspoon of the
over-the-counter ointment Vicks
VapoRub� to the steaming
water, then breathe in the steam
for several minutes until you get
relief. Another flu remedy is
to add a few drops of oil
of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus
globulus) or menthol to the
water. Eucalyptus is known to
open up bronchial tubes, ease
congestion, and make breathing
easier.
Take a Warm Shower
Getting in a warm shower with
the bathroom door closed works
as your own personal sauna. The
steamy bathroom helps to open
your airways and moisten and
thin the mucus in your sinuses.
Increase intake of Liquids
Stay well-hydrated by drink-
ing at least 8 cups (64 ounces)
of water each day. Water keeps
your respiratory system
hydrated, which helps to liquefy
thick mucus that builds up with
a respiratory infection. Some
findings show that hot liquids
may be superior to cold liquids
in upper respiratory infections.
Other liquids can be added, but
don't depend on coffee, tea, or
alcoholic beverages as these
liquids may cause dehydration.
Use Moist Heat Compresses
If your head is throbbing and
it's difficult to breathe through
your nose, you may find
relief by applying warm moist
compresses to the cheeks and
sinuses. If you use moist heat,


make sure it's not too hot to
avoid skin injury.
Flu Symptom: Stuffy Nose
Nasal Saline Irrigation
A host of scientific studies
support saline nasal irrigation as
an effective flu remedy to thin
mucus, decrease postnasal drip,
and add moisture to dried
mucous membranes. In addition,
the saline nasal rinse helps to
remove virus particles and
bacteria from your nose. Here's
a popular recipe that you can try
at home:
1. Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt and
1/4 teaspoon baking soda in 8
ounces of warm water.
2. Use a bulb syringe to squirt
water into the nose.
3. Learning over the bath-
room sink, hold one nostril
closed by applying light finger
pressure while squirting the salt
mixture into the other nostril.
Let it drain and gently blow your
nose.
4. Repeat 2-3 times and then
treat the other nostril.
You can also use a Neti Pot for
nasal saline irrigation. A Neti
pot is a ceramic container that
looks like a genie's magic lamp
and is available at most natural
foods stores.
1. Fill the Neti pot with the
saline solution (see recipe
above).
2. Leaning over the bathroom
sink, tilt your head to one side
and pour the solution directly
into one nostril with the Neti pot.
3. The solution will go into
your nasal cavity and run out the
other nostril and the back of your
throat.
4. Spit out the drainage, and
gently blow your nose to clear
your nasal passages.
Saline (Salt Water) Nasal
Sprays
Saline nasal sprays can be
purchased over the counter at
any drug or grocery store and are
effective, safe and nonirritating,
even for children. Spray the
saline solution into one nostril
and then gently blow the mucus
and saline out of that nostril.
Repeat the process in the
opposite nostril until both are
running clear.
Decongestant Nasal Sprays
If you want immediate relief
for a swollen, congested nasal
passage, decongestant nasal
sprays such as oxymetazoline
(Afrin�) and phenylephrine
(Neo-Synephrine�) may be


helpful. Decongestant nasal
sprays are safe to use, but it's
important to stop the spray after
three days to avoid the develop-
ment of rebound congestion
(congestion that worsens when
you stop the spray). This
warning is on the bottle of most
over-the-counter decongestant
sprays.
Flu Symptom: Cough
OTC Cough Syrup
Try an over-the-counter cough
syrup to calm a cough with
flu. You can select from a
cough suppressant, expectorant
(guaifenesin), or topical
medicine (a menthol rub for the
chest). If you have asthma or
other lung disease, avoid
suppressing your cough. Talk to
your doctor to see what might


be helpful in your situation.
Over-the-counter cough and
cold medicines should not be
given to children under 4.
Suck Cough Drops or Hard
Candy
Keep sugar-free cough drops
or hard candy nearby to calm a
tickle in your throat with the flu.
In addition, a teaspoon of honey
might also help calm an irritated
throat.

Flu Symptoms: Scratchy
Throat and Congestion
Hot Chicken Soup
If the flu has taken its toll on
your throat, and it's hard to
swallow without grimacing, sip
some hot chicken soup. Hot
chicken soup is a potent mucus
stimulant, especially when it's
loaded with pepper, garlic, hot
Pleae Trn T Pae* 1


Tracy Panton Address * Cohort 2* Women In Politics


In the words of Susan B. Anthony:
"The day will come, and may I add
very soon, "when men will
recognize a woman as his peer,
not only at the fireside, but in
councils of nations. Then, and not
until then, will there be the
perfect comradeship, the ideal
union between the sexes that shall
result in the highest development
of the race. "
In closing, I wish to thank the
Women's Commission and its
partner UNIFEM for taking the
lead in finding long-term strategies
that will help us to raise the bar in
the political discourse. As we have
heard before, this Project was
designed to create opportunities
for women seeking political
leadership. The Program has
accomplished what it set out to do:
it has informed; it has empowered;
and it has inspired. Thank you.
I wish to acknowledge all the
women in Cohort II, our colleagues
from Cohort I, and my own women
support network who have made
time to be here this morning. Let
us continue to expand our network,
for I maintain that there is no power
quite like the one that is born out
of human connections. I especially
wish to personally recognize Ms.
June Young, Mrs. Shari Wiliams-
Cadle and Ms. Earth Lopez who
have all offered themselves as
potential candidates for upcoming
elections both at the municipal and
national levels. We are proud of
you and stand ready to support
you in this endeavor. We are all
cognizant this is an arduous task
but, there is little value in that
which is not an achievement
through hard work.
Finally I wish to acknowledge


Tracy and her proud mother
Dr. Andrea Taegar
the presence of my mother, Dr.
Andrea Taegar, who has served as
an exemplary role model all my
life. She has influenced me and
molded me into the woman I am
by the way she has lived her life.
She has taught me that there are
really no limits as long as I remain
true to myself. She is the finest
example I know of woman that is
committed to the service of others
and to serving then with a huge,
generous heart.
A wise person once said: "Let
us not demand of ourselves that
we alone must be the agent of
change. In a fire brigade
everyone passes along a bucket,
but only the last person puts out
the fire. None of us know where
we stand in line. We may be here
simply to pass a bucket or be called
upon to play a major role."
Let us direct our thoughts, words,
and actions to finding the balance
that we seek. I borrow from the
motto of the Special Olympics,
when I say: Let us be brave in our
attempt".
My sincere congratulations to my
Colleagues, the President, Board of
Directors and Executive Director
of the Women's Commission for a
job well done.
As we chart the way forward may
we always seek the guidance and
wisdom of the Holy Spirit.
I Thank You






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IE5 ] ARIES:
March 22 to
There are indications of
monetary gains through deals
related to property. Although
this aspect is handled well, you
need to work extra hard at
partnerships and negotiate well
to arrive at comfortable terms
of agreement. You will need to
aggressively try to acquire a new
skill. Lucky numbers: 35, 86, 93.

TAURUS:
April 21 to
May 21
There may have been some
reason for concern at the work
place. Things may have resolved
fairly by now and you may be
in an easier frame of mind. You
should pay attention to any
new contracts you enter into or
new people you hire; terms of
engagement must be clear.
Lucky numbers: 05, 42, 68.

GEMINI:

June 21
This week brings out a streak of
adventure and risk taking in you.
There may have been some
restlessness with regard to what
you have achieved up till now
or where you stand in life. It will
be wise to leverage the clout of
influential people for ensuring
success. Lucky numbers: 30, 55,
76.

CANCER:
June 22 to
S. . . July 23
There is too much work to be
dealt with in this phase. You
leave no stone unturned as your
efforts are driven not just by
materialistic desires but also
emotional ones. You will try to
do your best for loved ones.
Don't seek validation and
approval from others. Lucky


LEO:
July 24 to
August 21
Some relationships may seem to
be sapping you out. You desire
newness and an exciting life in
this phase and what better way
than to meet new people from
different cultures. Heartbreak is
likely if you don't watch your
own attitude. Try to resolve
any conflict amicably.Lucky
numbers: 27, 48, 95.

VIRGO:
August 22 to
September 21
Lots of action is promised on
the work front. You may have to
work extra hours to meet
your work commitments. New
projects may come your way.
You will be enjoying work
in this phase. Your family is
important to you. Cherish your
family you will benefit in the
long run. Lucky numbers: 06, 33,
84.

LIBRA:
SSeptember 22
----'a~-- to October 23
Work takes centre stage.
However, the moves you make
in this phase will be astute and
powered by a desire to identify
strengths and reduce any risks.
You will have to take some
tough decisions if you wish to
realise your dreams. Lucky
numbers: 18, 49, 72.

SCORPIO:
October 24 to
-1 November 21
The coming week may be
slightly tough on you, especially
with regard to finances. You will
need to sift out unnecessary
expenses. There may also
be a few people-related
disappointments. However, that


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can be managed well if you learn
to manage your expectations.
Lucky numbers: 44, 56, 87.

ISAGITTARIUS:
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j ~December 21
There will be opportunities
this week that you could work
to your advantage, provided you
put in hard work. Success
will be yours, but you must
remember to hold on to humil-
ity. Arrogance and harsh words
need to be guarded against.
Lucky numbers: 11, 60, 75.

K CAPRICORN:
December 22 to
January 20
You can look forward to some
amazing results this week. There
will be progress at work
and progress in interpersonal
relations too, leading to gains.
You need to think twice about
associating with people who
may be around and drag
you down with their negativity.
Lucky numbers: 24, 36, 52.


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much mileage can be derived out
of this one simple exercise.
Lucky numbers: 10, 47, 63.

PIECES:
February 20
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You are only thinking about
materialistic gains. You plan
to maximise your monetary
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and you do not flinch from the
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relationships could suffer as you
are too tied up with work. Lucky
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I 1i -(5n.0 P.iI Belizean Websites Commit Search Engine Suicide


Dear Editor;
I think I will boycott my
favorite Chinese establishment
for the next two days because
no good deed should go
unpunished.
I was inconvenienced for
two days and while I sympathize
with the Chinese, I must vote
with my spending power since
I have a choice too.
There are non-Chinese
establishments I will seek out
today and tomorrow to
patronize. It's nothing personal
just a little reciprocity.
I believe that for starters, the
Chinese should stop selling
those weed rolling paper,


Dear Editor;
I thought I was seeing things
when I last looked at the
deplorable condition of our
beloved Sacred Heart Primary
School in Dangriga.
After having read Wellington
Ramos' article in last week's
edition of the STAR Newspaper,
I am assured I was correct.
When I attended Sacred
Heart Primary School in
Dangriga as a young kid, the
school was in the shape of a
capital "L". They later added
the extension along that street
heading straight to the wharf. A
building referred to as Thomas
Moore House ws occupied
upstairs by Standard Three, and
downstairs was the Babies


phillies, and other drug para-
phernalia to the boyz in the
hood. They should totally
eliminate that element from the
merchandize they sell.
I could have appreciated a
shutdown in the city where the
killings occur but why country-
wide... come on....punishing
their loyal customers across the
entire country just does not
seem right to me.
I believe that this was a poor
strategy in deciding to flex
country-wide.
This is just my personal
comment.
Trevor Vernon,
Burrel Boom, Belize District


Room which was the term used
in those days for kindergarten.
My days at Sacred Heart
Primary School dates back to
1946. Certainly, Wellington's
research is accurate as stated in
his article.
The Jesuits paid more
attention to details than the
present caretakers, the Claretian
order of priests.
When Father Dominic tried to
transfer 50 odd teachers without
consultation, I knew then that
they are off base as far as their
dealings with Dangriga folks is
concerned.
I thank Wellington Ramos for
his enlightening article on the
subject.
Marcus (Mark) Martinez


I Will Boycott My Favorite Chinese
Establishment For Two Days


The essential character of
socialism is the denial of
individual property right. Under
socialism, the right to property
[which is the right of use and
disposal] is vested in "society as
a whole,"in the collective, with
production and distribution
controlled by the state,ie. by the
government.
Socialism may be established
by force, as in the Soviet
Socialist Republics or by vote, as
in Nazi [National Socialist]
Germany]. The degree may be
total, as in Russia or partial, as in
England, Belize and now the
U.S.. The basic principle is the
same.
The alleged goals of socialism
have been the abolition of
poverty, the achievement of
general prosperity, progress,
peace and human brotherhood.
The results have been terrifying
failure, terrifying that is, if one's
motive is mens welfare.


ELECTIONS & BOUNDARIES DEPARTMENT
VILLAGE COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS
April 3, 2011
ELECTION REPORT - BI-ELECTION

For Bi-Elections held in the Village/Community of La Democracia Village, Belize
District on Sunday, April 3, 2011:

NO. CANDIDATE NAME POSITION NO. OF VOTES ELECTED
RECEIVED_
1 Sheryl Coote Chairman 45 Elected
2 Irma Jean Ramos Chairman 30
3 Glenda Estella Westby Councillor Uncontested Elected
For Bi-Elections held in the Village/Community of Crique Jute Village, Toledo
District on Sunday, April 3, 2011:

NO. CANDIDATE NAME POSITION NO. OF VOTES ELECTED
RECEIVED
I Silvestre Delfino Cho Councillor 23 Elected


Zita Teresita Tzac


Councillor


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Dear Editor;
The Belizean sites now run by
BTB and BVK beginning March
31st are slipping in Google
already. No metatags. No
content in many of them.
Missing images, stupid images
not related to the page they are
reading. Like some 8 year old is
doing it. It's criminal. The BTB/
BVK combo are wrecking the
Belizean Web Presence.
They killed Toucan Trail. corn,
which is the ONLY web
presence for many small
operators. I am begging to get
that into my hands somehow so
I can at least get that back up. I
won't charge anyone a dime.


Instead of prosperity, socialism
has brought economic paralysis
and\or collapse to every country
that tried it. The degree of
socialization has been the degree
of disaster. The consequences
have varied accordingly.
When you consider socialism,
do not fool yourself about it's
nature. There is no such
dichotomy as "human rights"
versus "property right." No
human rights can exist without
property rights. Since material
goods are produced by the mind
and effort of individual men, and
are needed to sustain their lives,
if the producer does not own the
result of his effort, he does not
own his life.
To deny property rights means
to turn men into property owned
by the state. Whoever, [Obama]
claims the "right" to redistribute
the wealth produced by others is
claiming the "right" to treat
human beings as chattel.
Only an individual man can
possess rights, the expression
"individual rights" is a
redundancy . The expression
"collective rights" is a contradic-
tion in terms.
Any group or "collective" is
only a number of individuals. A
group can have no rights other
than the rights of its individual
members.
The principle of individual
rights is the only moral base of
all groups or associations.
It was the concept of individual
rights that had given birth to a
free society.
It was the destruction of
Individual rights that the
destruction of freedom had to
begin. [To be continued].
Ronald Garrison
San Ignacio, Cayo


The Deplorable Condition Of Our Beloved
Primary School In Dangriga


Socialism - A Critique


They are knocking Belize
websites out of hard won
high Google rankings all by
themselves. The folks below
them will love it.
My websites are already
taking over several top spots
they had already with certain
search criteria. And it doesn't
make me happy.
Search Engine Suicide. This
Really Matters. For more
information on this matter go to
http://ambergriscaye.com/fo-
rum/ubbthreads.php/topics/
404352/1.html
gracias....
Marty Casado,
Webmaster, Belizenews.com






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Belize Tourism Board Making Access

To Information Easier For Tourists


BY: Clive Myers
BELIZE CITY, Wednesday
April 6, 2011:
The Belize Tourism Board,
(BTB) with the assistance of the
Border Management Agency
and under its new hospitality
building initiative, presents the
Information Kiosks Project.


This project, which originally
commenced in January 2011 and
is intended to have kiosks set up
at various border points, seeks
to augment the level of ease
at which tourists can access
necessary information about
Belize.
Currently the Belize Tourism


Home Remedies For Fast Flu Relief


curry powder, or other pungent
spice that helps to thin mucus in
the mouth, throat, and lungs.
Studies have shown that hot
chicken soup improves the
function of cilia, the tiny hair
like projections in the nasal
passages that protect the body
from foreign bacteria and
viruses. Steaming chicken soup
may also improve the motion of
disease-fighting white blood
cells.
Spice It Up
Garlic (the stinking rose)
appears to have antimicrobial
and immune-stimulating proper-
ties and may give relief of
upper respiratory congestion
with cold or flu.
Ginger also stimulates nerves
that lead to mucus production.
Ginger appears to have an
antioxidant effect, as well as an
anti-inflammatory effect, and
stimulates the production of
interferon that helps fight viral
infections.
Chili peppers are a great
source of capsaicin, an antioxi-
dant that also acts as a natural
decongestant and expectorant. If
you have a strong stomach, add
a few chili peppers to season
your foods or use a few drops of
hot sauce in a food or beverage.
The added "spice" will help to
open your nasal passages and
temporarily improve breathing.
Dab some horseradish on your
sandwich if you need a decon-
gestant effect. Horseradish - a
root - contains a chemical
similar to one found in decon-
gestants.
Try an Expectorant
With a cold or flu, it's
important to keep mucus thin so
it doesn't stagnate and allow
bacteria to breed, thus, increas-
ing the chances of infection.
Try an over-the-counter
expectorant such as guaifenesin,
which is found in over-the-
counter cough products such


as Robitussin and Mucinex.
Remember that over-the-
counter cough and cold
medicines should not be given
to children under 4. Follow the
directions on the label.
Flu Symptoms: Fever and
Muscle Aches
Try an OTC Analgesic
A fever is your body's way of
fighting the viral infection.
There are over-the-counter
medications such as aspirin,
acetaminophen (Tylenol) and
ibuprofen (Advil) that can
reduce fever and ease aching
muscles. Follow the dosage
recommendation on the label.
Never give aspirin to a child to
reduce fever! Call your doctor
if you're unsure about what to
take to ease fever and body
aches.
Pump More Fluids
With a fever, you can easily
become dehydrated unless you
are increasing fluids. Be sure to
increase liquids including water,
clear soups or broth, and an elec-
trolyte replacement drink until
the fever resolves.
Stay in Bed and Rest
Getting plenty of rest and
healing sleep is important to
boost immune function and give
the body time to heal. It is
during the deeper stages of sleep
that you experience metabolic
and tissue restoration.
Flu Symptoms: Nighttime
Congestion and Can't Sleep
Try a Humidifier
If the air in your room is too
dry, use a warm mist humidifier
or vaporizer to add moisture to
the air and help ease nasal and
chest congestion. Always clean
the humidifier with a bleach
solution every few days to
prevent the growth of bacteria
and molds.
Use OTC Nasal Strips
If the flu has caused nasal
swelling and congestion,
making it difficult to fall asleep,
try over-the-counter nasal strips


Board has two functioning
information kiosks: one at the
Phillip Goldson International
Airport and another at the
Fort Street Tourism Village.
However, the project intends to
establish four additional kiosks
at all cardinal border points
across the country as follows at
the Western Border Station in
Benque Viejo, Cayo; At the
Northern Border Station in
Santa Elena, Corozal; At the
Southern Border Station in
Punta Gorda, Toledo and at the
Eastern Border Station in San
Pedro, Belize District.
Through this project, BTB can


ensure that proper assistance is
given to all visitors; thereby,
ensuring that their arrival
experiences are as smooth and
memorable as possible.
In making these much-needed
kiosks a reality, the BTB will
build the new Information
Kiosks in 2 phases. The kiosks
at the Northern and Western
border stations, which are
scheduled to be completed in
May, will be constructed first.
The BTB anticipate that this
project will be well received by
all, and it will serve to greatly
enhance the level of information
services offered to travelers.
. For more information on
the BTB and its services, visit
www.belizetraveltrade.org.


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Telephone: 824-2101

We have fantastic Gift Sets, Male & Female Watches,
jewelry as well as the latest CD's and DVD's.

We have a wide assortment

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Also available, Games, Cell Phone

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Sund a y , A p r il 10 , 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 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 age 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R 8 * 8 T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R* No. 268 Sunday, A p ril 10, 2011 Price $1.00 * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R* S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T AR S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T A R * S T AR P l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 2 BELI Z E CIT Y , T hu rs d a y, A p ril 7 , 20 1 1. A mor e a p por p ri a te ap p oi n tm ent could not ha v e been m ade a n d s o w e c omme n d w h o e v er i t w a s t h a t ma d e t h e f i r st r e c o m mn d a t i o n f o r t he ap p ointment o f M r . H enry “ H arr y ” L awr e n ce , O w ner/ P u b l i s h e r o f t h e R e p o r t er Newspape r , a s our nation ’s A m b a s s a d o r t o t h e H igh S ee (the V atican). S ir Harr y , as we a f fectionately r e f e r t o h im , i s a d evo ut c a t h ol i c wh o w o r sh i p s a t S t. I g n a t i u s C h u r c h i n h is ne i g hb o urh o od. A m e d ia release f ro m the Beli z e ’ s A m b assa dor T o T he Hig h See H . E M r . He n ry Lle w elly n La wr e n ce G o v erment Pre s s Offic e to d ay in f or m ed that the M i nistr y of S A N IGN A C I O T O W N, Cay o , M ond a y , A p ril 4 , 20 1 1. S an Ig n aci o Po l ic e to d ay a n no u nc e d t he arr e st of a s ec o nd suspect in the March 20 , 20 11 b r u t a l s t a b b i ng d e a t h of H o n d ur a n wa t ch m a n J ul ian Lara, 69. A fter successfully e v adin g the lon g ar m of the law for ele v en days , the acc u sed E mm a nu el W ill ou g hb y Jr ., 21 was apprehended on Frida y , A p r il 1 by L a dy v i ll e po l ic e wh i le fre e ly stro l lin g th e streets in L ady v ille. T h e Acc u se d M u r d e r er E m m a nu e l W il lou g hby J r . , 21 He was identified fro m the all p o i n t s b u l l e t in / w a n t ed p o s t er i s su e d by S a n I g n a ci o p ol i ce shortly after the m urde r. The accused who , prior to the incident , was residin g with his b r o t h e r in l a w i n t he S a n t i a go J u a n La y o u t A r e a o f S an Ig nacio , is said to ha v e reportedly fled to his m othe r ’ s house in L os L a g os co mm unity on the Northern Hi g hwa y. The accused was transported to S an Ig nacio where he spent t h e w ee ke nd du r in g wh i ch he w a s i n t e r v i e w e d b y p e r s o n n el f r om t he C r imes I n v e st i g a t i on Branch. Reliable infor m ation indicate that he pro v ided the police with a cautioned state m ent in which he po i nted the f in g er squa r ely at the acco m plice S h ajee n Es p at, 20 , who on March 2 2 , was arrested , not for m urder but rather for conspiracy to co mm it r o b b e r y r e s u l t i ng f r o m t he cautioned state m ent he g a v e the p o l i c e i n w h i c h h e n a m ed W illou g hby as the person who actually m urdered L ara. The case has ta k en on a new t w i s t a s p o l i c e h ave n ow pr e pared a m u r der c ha rg e for Espat which they intend to read to hi m when he is brou g ht back to court on T uesda y , June 7. I n addition to m urde r , the accused E mm anuel W illou g hby J r . was addit i onally cha rg ed for a gg ra v ated bu rg lary and for c o n s p i ra c y t o c om m it a g gr av ated bu rg lar y. I n the absence of a m a g istrate in S an Ig nacio , the accused was transported to Ma g istrate court i n B e l m o p a n wh e r e a l l t h r ee c h a r ges w er e r e ad to h i m by Magi s trate A d o l f L u c a s Jr . He wa s remand e d to the Cen t ral P r i s o n i n H a t t i e v i l l e . Like Sh a j e e n E s p a t , t h e a l l e g ed ac c o m pli c e , W i l lou g h b y is t o be b r o ugh t b a c k t o c o u r t on T uesda y , June 7 , 20 1 1. S ee Pa g e 2 C h ec k o u t o u r F ACEB OO K pag e : B l u e A n g e l s E m a il : B l u e a n g e l s n i g h t c l u b @ 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 2 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 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 Sund a y , A p r il 10 , 2011 Fo r ei g n Af fa i rs & Fore ig n T r ade i s p le a s e d t o an n o u nc e t he appoint m ent of His E x celle n cy M r . H enr y L . L a w rence , O . B . E . , J . P. , as Am bassador E x t r a o r d i n a r y a n d P l e n i p o t e nt i a r y ( D e s i g n a t e) o f B e li z e to the Holy S ee. The appoint m ent was m ade in a n e f fo r t a t s t r en g th e ni ng a nd expandin g the cordial relations t h a t e x i s t b e t w e e n B e l i z e a n d t he V atican. A m ba s sa d or L a w re n ce is s c h e d u l e d t o p r e s e n t h is C r e d e n t i a l Le t t e r s t o H is Ho l ine s s P o p e Be n e d ict XVI i n a s o l emn c e r e m o n y a t t he V atican City on May 26 , 20 1 1. A m b a ss a do r La wr e n c e w as born in Belize City in 1933 and after g raduatin g fro m S t . John ’s Colle g e in 1950 he entered the j o u r n a l i sm f i e l d w h e r e he c o n t i n u e s t o w o r k t o t h is v ery da y. He was elected as Councilor to t he Bel i ze City Counci l for two ter m s . He was appointed as an O f ficer of the British E m pire ( O B E ) , a n d h a s s e rve d in va r i ou s o th e r Co m mi ss i o n s, Boards and Councils , including t h e B e l i z e C h a m b e r of Co m m erce and t h e A d vi sory Co u ncil o n the Guate m alan Cl a i m. “ T h e N e w s pap e r t h a t c a r es a n d da r e s t o b r i n g o ut t h e t r u t h” P u bl i s h er : 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 42 A W es t er n Hig h w a y, Sa n ta Ele n a , Cay o, Beli z e , Ce n tral A m erica O ff i ce T e l : 804 4900 Cell: 626-8822 or 6263788 V i s i t u s o n t h e i n te r n e t 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 g u i d e t o b e l i z e . i n f o / s t ar s t a r n e w s p a p e r @ g m a i l . c om A mb a s s a d o r La w r e n ce s u cc e ed s t h e l at e A m ba s sa d or Oscar A yuso as Am bassador of Belize to the Holy S ee. Belize established Diplo m atic Relations with the V atican City on March 9 , 1983. W e ta k e thi s opportun i ty to con g ratulate His E x celle n cy A m b assa do r He n ry Lle w ellyn La wr e n ce and to wish hi m only t h e ve r y b e s t i n h i s n ew diplo m atic m ission. C o n ti n u e d F r o m F r o n t P a ge S an Ig nacio Police this week i n f o rms o f t h e i n c r e a s i ng r e p o rt e d c a s es o f b ur g la r y w h i ch ha v e been g rowin g o v er the past se v eral m onths. A lthou g h the thief m i g ht ta ke anythin g of v alue fro m inside a house or m otor v ehicle , police say that ite m s of preference are e l ec t ro n ic s s u c h a s T e le v is i on s e t s , C o m p u t e r s ( l a p t o p & PC ’ s) , Play S tations , DVD and SA N I G NA C IO TOW N , C a y o, T hu rs d a y , A p ril 7 , 20 1 1: His c y cle o f cri m inal deten t ion c o n t i n ue s a s he r e t u r n s t o j a il for thr e e m onths on th i s latest occasion. H is n a m e i s R u be n A r no l d, 4 1 , B e li z e a n , u n empl o y e d of #9 Hospital S treet , S an Ig nacio. His latest dra m atic contact with the police be g an at around 3:00 a m on T uesda y , A pril 5 , when a m obile police patrol found him wal k in g on Moses S treet in S an Ig n acio . He w a s st o pped and searched leadin g to the disco ver y , police sa y , of a sin g le point 3 8 b ul l et i n t h e l e f t l e g s i de poc k et of th e pants he was wearin g . He was escorted to the poli c e statio n where h e was f o r m a l ly a r r e st e d a n d c h ar g ed fo r k eep i n g u n lice n sed am m unition. A bout six hours later at around 9 : 00 am t h at s a m e T ue s day m o r n i n g a s t h e p o l i c e w as preparin g to transport the day ’s prisoners to m a g istrate court in B e lmo p a n , Ar n o l d r e p o r t e d ly r a n b e hi n d t h e c ell bl o c k a nd j u m p e d o v e r th e b a c k fe n ce t h us e f fe c tively es c api n g f r om lawful police custod y. T w e l v e h o u r s a f t e r e s c a p i ng A rnold was captured , at around 9:00 p m as he was han g in g out o n 6 t h S t r e e t b a s e . He w a s e s c o r t e d t o t h e p o l i ce s t at i on wh e re , in ad d it i on to t h e p o s s e s s i o n o f i l l e g al a mmu nition c ha rg e , h e was a d d i t i o n a l l y c h ar g e d f or escapin g fro m lawful custod y. H e a p p e a r e d i n b e f o re Ma g istrate A do l f L u cas J r ., in B e l m o p an M a g i s tra t e C o urt where he first pled not g uilty to th e a mm u n itio n cha r g e (he is allegi n g that the bu l let was planted on him by the police). On the escape cha rg e howe v e r, he wasted no ti m e in pleading g u i l t y a s c h ar g e d a n d w as o r de r e d t o p a y a f in e o f 3 00 d o l l ar s i n d ef a ul t 3 m o nt h s in jail . He infor m ed the m a g istrate tha t since h e will b e spend i n g an ini t ial th r ee m o n ths fo r the il l e g a l a m muni t ion char g e , we w o ul d p r ef e r t h e s p en d t h at s a m e t h r e e mo n t h s f o r t he escape cha rg e instead of paying t h e 30 0 d ol l a r s fi n e . H e w as sub s equent l y orde r ed con f ined to jail for the next three m onths. CD Players. The police is discoura g ing citizens fro m purchasin g stolen g oods . They say that the cha rge for the handlin g of stolen g oods is a s just as ha r sh as t he bu r g lary it s elf. I n li g ht of the increasing r e por t ed b u r glar y , San I g na c io police is on the hunt for W alter Marti n ez also k nown as R ub en L op ez and “Bling” , residin g in th e S ant a Cru z A re a of Sa nta El e na T own , wh o th e y s a y c o uld a s s i st t h e m in s o l v i n g m a n y of these reported cases. R u b e n A r n o l d , 41 3 o f 23 ac s , R o lli n g R i v e r f r on t , L ge T r ee s , I n E s p e r a n za , S t a r t a t $99 k U S D, F i n a n c i n g N e g o ti a b l e. ** * *** * *** 57 ac s R a n c h , S a n A n t on i o A r ea, D e li g h t f u l 2 A p t H o m e w / M a n y E x t r a s, T op C ond iti on a nd P r i ce d t o S e ll. 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 , A p r il 10 , 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 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 age 3 SA N IGA N C I O T O W N, Cay o , M ond a y , A p ril 4 , 20 1 1: A ct i n g upon inf o r m ation recei v ed toda y , at around 9:00 a . m . C r i m e s I n v e s t iga t i on B r a n c h p er s o n n e l vi s i t e d a far m about one and a half m iles on the Pas l ow F a lls roa d in Bullet T ree v illa g e where they found the lif e less body of a Hispanic g irl han g in g fro m the b r a n ch o f a t r e e w i t h a r o pe around her nec k with both feet about three feet o f f the g round. O n the s cene , police also f o un d wh a t a pp e ar e d t o b e a s u i c i d e n o t e w r i t t e n w i th c h arc o al o n a ne a rby woo d en picnic table. The body was identified to be t h a t o f D a i s y C e r d a , 1 8, Bel i zean , f ourth f or m st u dent a t ten d ing Mo p an T e c hni c al H ig h S cho o l i n B e nqu e V i e jo T o w n a n d r e s id i ng o n C h u r ch S t r e e t a l s o in B e n q u e V i e jo T own . The body was re m o v ed fro m the scene and transported to the S an Ig nacio Co mm unity H o s p i t a l w h e r e , a t 1 0 : 1 5 a . m. that sa m e da y , it was o f ficially p r ono u nce d de a d b y D r F idel C u ellar , the m edical o f ficer on duty at the ti m e. S ubsequent police in v esti g ation re v eal that the deceased left her ho m e at around 5:00 p . m . on Frida y , A pril 1 , infor m in g that she was g oin g to the Konti ki A rea , S an Ig nacio to spend the wee k end with a fe m ale friend. T h e fr i e n d c on f i r m e d t ha t s he i n d e e d a r r i v e d o n F r i d ay eve n i n g an d t h a t sh e l e f t at around 9:00 p . m . on S aturda y, A pril 2 , in t h e co m pany of a m a le f ri e nd and th a t w as t he last ti m e the fe m ale friend saw her ali v e. A ccordin g to the police , the de c ease d was harb o rin g suic i dal t e nd e n c ie s f o r s e ve r a l m on t hs and that se v er a l a g encies ha ve inter v ened to assist and counsel h e r i nc l ud i n g , Be n qu e P o li c e, th e chu r ches in B e nque and other g o v ern m ental a g encies. I n the latter part of February this yea r , she was cut down whilst han g in g by t he neck fro m a branch in the sa m e area. Sh e w a s r e s u s c i t a t e d a nd transported to the Karl Heusner M em o r ial Ho s pi t al in B el i ze C i ty w he r e s he s pe n t s e v e r al days re c uperatin g . On this occasio n howe v er she a ctually succeeded in ta k in g her young l i fe. Thi s inc i den t has spa rk ed serious police in v esti g ation into r e po r ts of th e e xi s te n ce of an EMO (Emotional) cult operatin g inside Benque V iejo T own. Police is al s o followin g up r e por t s t hat th e Be n qu e V i e jo g r oup is ac t i v e l y s eekin g to e s t a bl i s h a b r a n ch i n Sa n Ign a c io and that so m e of the prospecti v e vu lnerable m e mb ers are b egi n n i ng t o d i s p l a y E MO tendencies , li k e han g in g out on wee k end ni g hts inside the S an R i ta C em e t er y i n S an I g na c io T o w n. The police are co mm itted to re g ularly patrollin g the area in an e f fort to disrupt the acti v ities of this g roup. D a i s y C er d a , 18 S un r i s e : S e pt . 27 , 1992 S un s e t: A p r il 4 , 20 11 L G WA T E R CEN T ER F O R D E L I V E R IE S , P L E ASE C A LL O FF I C E A T 804-4653 OR T E X T D R I V E R S A T 621-5120 O R 602-7 7 23 5 G a ll o n b o tt l e s w i t h W a t er $1 8 . 00 W e R e f i ll a n y 5 G a ll o n f or o n l y $2 . 50 a t L G W a t er C e n t e r . W e d e l i v e r yo u r w a t er a t yo u r h o m e f o r o n l y $3 . 00. L o c a t e d a t #20 C o r . J o hn M a r t i n ez & 6 Th S t r ee t , S a n I g n a c io 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: 804 4900 & 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 Sund a y , A p r il 10 , 2011 B Y : Jane Hail C o r n e r s t o n e Fo u n d a t i o n V o lunteer M i llions o f peopl e in cou n tries ar o und the wor l d h a v e f ond m e m ories of readin g The Cat in th e Hat by D r . S e u ss . M o st didn ’ t purchase the boo k ; they b o r r o w e d t h e b o ok f r o m a l i br a r y . D r . S e us s s a i d, “ T he more that you read , the more thi n gs you will kn o w . The more that you learn the more places you’ll go .” S an Ig n a cio has a b e aut i ful new li b rary that o p ened on N ov e m ber 3 rd , 2 010 . The S an I g n a c i o R o t a r y d i d a f a n t a s t ic job in pro v idin g shel v es , tables, ch a irs , co m put e rs , des k , f a ns, ai r -co n diti o nin g , et c . I f ind t h e c h a i r s t o b e t h e mo st c om f o rt a b l e i n t ow n . T h e l i br a ry i s l o c a t e d i n t h e o l d me at m a rk et o n Ri v ersid e S tr e et. T h e p r o j e c t w a s d o n e in c o l l a b o r a t i o n w i t h So c i al Inv e s t m en t F u n d , S an I g na c io R o t a r y C l u b , Sa n I g n a c i o/ S anta Elena T own Council, Go v e r n m ent of Belize a n d the National L ibrary S er v ice . The Ja c k sonville R otar y Clu b of Florida donated o v er 2 , 000 children ’ s boo k s out of a 76 , 000 p o und shi p m en t o f te x tbo o ks a n d t h e Un i t e d S t a t e s N avy brou g ht the boo k s to Belize. A ll of the abo v e ha v e spent t ime a n d m o n e y t o c r e a t e a li b rar y fo r th e pe o ple of San I gna c io a n d s ur r ou n di n g ar e as to use. L ib r a r ie s h a ve e x i s te d f or thousands of years . The oldest o rga nized l i brary y e t disco v ered was in the ancient city of Ebla, S y r ia . A pp r oxi m ate l y 2 , 500 y e a r s b e f o r e t h e b i r t h of C h r i s t , t h i s l i b r a r y h a d mo re than 20 , 000 clay tablets housed th e re j u st f o r the citi e s se l ect people. Al l o f t h e c i t i ze n s o f S an I g n a c i o , S a n t a E l e n a a nd s u rr o und i n g co m m u n iti e s , as well as the wider Belize , ha ve t h e c h o ic e t o u s e t h e l i br a ry free of cha rg e . The S an Ig nacio T o w n L i b r ar y b e l ongs to y o u. T h e b e s t w a y t o s h o w y o ur a p p r e c i a t i o n t o t h o s e w ho created it is to use it. Parents and g randparents ta ke y o ur ch i ld to th e l i br a ry an d h e lp the m learn how enjoyable it is to read. T ele v ision , co m puters , electronic g a m es , etc . are often the choices children m a k e for their le i sure ti m e a cti vi ties . Howe v e r, r e adi ng t o y o ur chi l dr e n e a ch day is an i m portant contribution fo r yo u to ma k e towa r ds y our child ’ s lo v e of readin g and acade m ic success in school. I n tal k in g with parents , they h ave o f t en t o l d m e t h a t t h ey don ’ t ha v e ti m e to read to their ch i ldre n . My respo n se i s tha t we m a k e ti m e for that wh i ch is i m portant . When children look bac k on their childhood , one of t h e i r f a v or i t e mem o r i e s i s n’ t t h at their m others had clean ho m es, bu t tha t the i r m o ther s /fat h ers r e ad t o t h e m e ach da y . Of cou r se it is i m portant to ha v e a clean h om e , c l e a n c lo t he s , a n d h e al t hy food , but it is also i m portant to introduce you r child to the wonderful world of boo k s and k eep the m readin g. P ar e nt s al s o s ay th e y a re a f r a i d t h e i r c h i l d w i l l d amage or lose a boo k . Responsibility is a positi v e quality to instill in ch i ldren . Par e nts c a n hel p by h av in g a de s i g n a te d s p ot f or their child to safely k eep library b o o k s w h e n t h e y ar e n ’ t b e i ng r e a d . Bo oks a re n’t t h e o n ly thin g s borrowed durin g one ’s l i f e t ime . C h i l d r e n n e e d to unde r stand tha t that wh i ch is borrowed m ust be returned. People also tell m e that they ha v e boo k s at ho m e for their children , and they don ’ t need a librar y. F o r t w o y e a r s I w a s a v o l u n t e e r a t S t . An d r e w ’s A n g lican Pri m ary S chool in S an Ig nacio where I created a school libra r y and was the librar i an . By t h e t i m e I l e f t , t h e s t u d e n ts were c h ec k in g out m o re than 2 , 0 00 b o o k s p er mo nth . The m ajority of these boo k s were c h ec k ed ou t b y s t ud e nt s f r om I nfant 1 to S tandard 2 . This shows that if you o f fer boo k s at an ea r ly a g e , t h e childre n will enjoy readin g. O ne lit t le g irl in I nf a nt 1 chec k ed out a l m ost 200 boo ks d u r i n g t h e s ch o o l y e a r . H er mo t h e r t o l d m e h e r d a u g h t er wouldn ’ t return the boo k s until t h e y h a d b e e n r e a d t o h e r. Be c aus e he r par e nts rea d to h e r , th i s l it t le g ir l w i ll re a d t o h er o w n c h i l d r en s o m e d a y . It w a s n ’t just students who had no boo ks at ho m e that chec k ed out boo k s, but it was also students who had m any boo k s at ho m e . W ouldn ’t it be g reat to ha v e la rg e nu m ber of boo k s b e in g chec k ed o ut e ach m onth fro m your town library? The library is open MondayS aturda y . The MondayFriday h o u r s a r e 9 AM – 7 P M. S a t urday hours are 9 A M1 PM. Co m e to the librar y. B r i n g y o u r c h i l d r e n . T he l i br a ry h as ne w sp a per s t h at y o u c a n re a d i n a r e l a x i ng e n v i r o nme n t o n t h e d e ck ove r lo o k i ng t h e rive r . Us e t he l i b r a r y a n d b e a n imp o r t a nt person in helpin g educate your ch i ld . I f y ou d o th i s , y ou w ill r e ap m an y r e wa r ds and ne v er be disappointed that you chose to use the librar y. R e s t o r a t i on o f W a t e r t o B el mo p a n W a t e r S y s t em O v e r t h e l a s t w ee k , B e li z e W a t e r S e r v i c e s L i m i t e d h a s e n c o un t e r ed s e v e r a l c h a l l e n g e s w i t h i n t h e w a t e r d i s t r i b u t i o n s y s t e m i n B e l m o p an a nd t h e s u r r o und i n g a r e a s. T h e s e h a v e n o w b ee n o v e r c o m e a nd fu ll s e r v i c e h a s b ee n r e s t o r e d t o t h e e n ti r e s y s t em . S o m e o f t h e c h a ll e n g e s e x p e ri e n c e d w e r e: A n e l e c t ri c a l bu r no u t o f t h e ma i n r a w w a t e r i n t a k e pu m p – w h i c h t h e n r e du c e d t h e w a t e r t r e a t m e n t p l a n t ou t put s i g n i f i c a n t ly Th e r e s u l t i n g d r a w d o w n o f t h e s t o r a g e t a n k s upp l y i ng B e l m o p a n C i t y t h e n l e d t o r e du c e d p r e ss u r e a nd s ub s e qu e n t w a t e r ou t a g es S e v e r a l i n c i d e n t s of b r o k e n ma i n s o cc u r r e d a s w a t e r w as r e s t o r e d a t h i g h p r e ss u r e t o t r y t o m i n i m i s e o u t a g e t i m es A ll of t h e s e du ri n g a p e ri o d w h e n t h e d e ma nd i s a t i t s h i g h e s t due t o t h e d r y a nd h o t w e a t h e r c o nd i t i o n s. B W S i n f o r m s c u s t o m e r s t h a t o u r s e r v i c e s a r e n o w fu ll y r e s t o r ed a nd t h a t t h e p r e ss u r e s s h o u l d b e b a c k t o n o r ma l . A n y c u s t o m er w h o e x p e ri e n c e s a n y p r o b l e m w i t h t h e ir w a t e r s upp l y i s a s k e d to p l e a s e c o n t a c t u s i m m e d i a t e l y a t 0 8 0 0 C A L L B W S ( 0 8 0 0 2 2 552 9 7 ). T h e g e n e r a l pub li c s hou l d b e a w a r e t h a t t h e s e r e c e n t p r ob l e ms a r e no t r e l a t e d t o t h e r e c e n t a dd iti on o f C o t t on T r ee un t o t h is w a t e r s y s t e m . T h e B e l m o p a n w a t e r t r ea t me n t p l a n t h a s b e en up g r a d e d t o a d e qu a t e c a p a c i t y t o mee t t h e g r o w i n g d ema nd o f t h e a r ea . T h e i n t e rr up t i o n s e x p e ri e n c e d w e r e d u e t o a c o m b i n a t i o n o f unu s u a l c i r c u m s t a n c e s. C u s t o m e r s m a y a l s o r e p o rt a n y l e a k s o r c o n c e r n s t o o u r B e l m o p a n B r a n c h o ff i c e a t T e l e ph o ne Nu m b e r ’ s 822-2400 o r 822372 7. B W S t h a n k s c u s t o m e r s f o r t h e i r p a t i e n c e a n d un d e r s t a nd i n g s h o wn du ri n g t h e p e ri o d o f t h e s e i n c o n v e n i e n c e s. T o r e po r t Le a ks c a ll – 0-800B W S L E AK ( 0-800-2 9 7-5325) B e li z e W a t e r S e r v i c e s L t d . – D e li v e r i n g w a t e r a nd m o r e F o r m o r e i n f o r m at i on r e ga r d i ng th is o r a n y o th e r B W S R e l e a s e, p l e a s e c on tact T e l : 2224 7 5 7 E x t . 234 BE L I Z E W A T ER S E R V I CE S L T D. P R E SS R ELE A SE N o w O ff er i n g 6” C e m e n t B l o c k s F o r o n l y $1 . 10 E f f i c i e n t S e r v i c e a n d L o w Pr i c e s E v e r y d a y! A l s o p r o v idi n g t o p q u a li t y D r e ss e d & R o u g h, H a r d w oo d a n d M a h o g a n y Lu m b e r, S a n d, C e m e nt, S t ee l , P l y w o o d , C e l o t e x , R oo f i n g, D o o r s A n d A W h o l e L o t M o r e. 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Sund a y , A p r il 10 , 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 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 age 5 A n o f f i c i a l ce r e m o ny w a s h e l d o n F r i d a y, M a r c h 1 8 , 2 0 1 1 in B e lm op a n a t t he M i n i s t r y o f F o r e i gn A f f a i r s T r a i n i ng R o om f o r a G r a n t A g r ee m e nt b e t w ee n t h e W o r ld B a n k a n d t h e M i n i s t ry o f H ea l t h. T h e o b j e c t i v e o f t he g r a n t i s t o im p r o v e t he h e a l t h a nd n u t r i t i o n of c h il d r e n i n c o m m u n it i e s i n T o l e do , B e l i ze t h r o u g h a n ea r ly c h il d h oo d d e v e l o p m e nt a pp r o ac h. T h e M i n i s t r y o f H ea l th c e l e b r a t e d W o r l d T ub e r c u l o s is ( T B ) D a y o n M a r c h 24 th un d e r t he t h e m e, O n t h e m o ve aga i n s t T B: I nn o v a t e t o w a r d s A c ti on . 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T u b e r c u l o s i s i s a d i s ea s e ca u s ed b y t i n y g e r m s t h a t a r e pu t i n t o t he a i r w h e n a p e r s o n w i t h u n t r ea t ed T B d i s e a s e c o u g h s , l a u g h s, s n eeze s o r s i n g s. E a r l y d e t ec t i o n ca n d ec r e a se t h e o n s e t o f s y m p t o m s s u c h as c o ug h ( s o m e ti m e s w it h b l o od ), f e v e r , w e i g h t l o ss , t i r e d n e ss a nd n i g h t s w ea t s. M i n i s t e r P a b l o M a r in c o ng r a t u l a t e d a n d t h a n k ed t h e s t a f f f o r o r g a n i z i n g t he ac t i v i t i e s dur in g TB wee k. T h e M i n i s t r y o f H ea l t h a d v i s es t h e g e n e r a l pu b li c t h a t i n v e r y h ot w ea t h e r i t i s im p o r t a n t t o k ee p in mi n d t h a t p e r s o n s o f a ll a g e s can s u f f e r a H ea t S t r o k e. H ea t S t r o k e i s t h e m o s t s e v e re f o r m o f h ea t r e l a t e d ill n e ss . H eat S t r o k e i s n o t n e ce s s a r i l y ca u s e d by e x e r c i s e o r d e h y d r a t i o n . H i gh t e m p e r a t u r e s , l ac k o f b o d y f l u i ds a n d o v e r e x p o s u r e t o t h e h ea t a nd s un c a n a l l b r i ng a b o u t a h e at s t r o k e . R e d f l u s h e d s k i n i s o n e of t h e f i r s t s i g n t o l oo k f o r i n a p e r s o n s u f f e r i n g f r o m a h eat s t r o k e. S o m e t im e s p e o p l e e x p e r i e n c i ng h ea t s t r o k e d o n o t s w ea t . O t h er s i g n s i n c l ud e a b o d y t e m p e r a t u re o f 102 – 106 d e g r ee s o r h i g h e r, s e i z u r e s , h ea d ac h e , a r a p i d pu l se a n d s o m e t im e s u n c o n s c i o u s n e ss. C h il d r e n a n d e l d e r l y p e r s o n s a re m o r e v u l n e r a b l e. A v o i d s u f f e r i n g f r o m h ea t s t r o ke b y d r i n k i n g p l e n t y o f w a t e r , s t ay i n a p l ace w h e r e t h e r e i s p l e n t y of a i r s p ace , s t a y i n s h a d e d a r ea s , a l so u s e li g h t c o l o r e d a n d l oo s e f i tt i ng c l o t h i n g. H e a t s t r o k e i s a m e d i c al e m e r g e n c y , a n y o n e e x h i b i t i ng t h e s i g n s a n d s y m p t o m s of h e a t s t r ok e s h o u l d b e r u s h e d to t h e n e a r e s t h e a l t h ce n t e r or h o s p i t a l. T h e M i n i s t r i e s o f H e a l t h a nd E d u ca t i o n i n c o ll a b o r a t i on w i t h t h e P a n A m e r i ca n H ea l th O r g a n i za t i o n ( P A H O ) a nd UN I C E F h a s c o n c l ud e d t h e f i r st ph a s e o f h o s t i n g t h e A nn u al N a t i o n a l A D M S ec o n d a r y S c h ool N u t r i t i o n Q u i z C o m p e t i t i o n. M i n i s t e r o f H ea l t h , H o n . P a b lo M a r i n a nd t h e s t a ff o f t he M i n i s t r y o f H ea l t h c o n g r a t u l a t e a ll t h e w i nn e r s a s t h e y p r o cee d t o t he N a t i o n a l F i n a l s o f t h e S ec o n d a ry M i n i s t r y o f H e a lt h F a i r f o r T B D a y h e l d a t t h e I T V E T, Be li z e C ity T h i r d P l a ce W i nn e rs, C o r o z a l F i n a l s. S a r t e n e ja C o r n e rs t o n e P r e s b y t e r i a n Ac ad e my M a r c h Iss ue ( l r ) M i n i s t e r o f H e a lt h, H o n . P ab l o M a r i n a nd Hi s E x ce ll e n cy Hi r o s h i Y a m ag u c hi S p ec i f i c c o m p o n e n t s o f t he P r o j ec t t o b e i m p l e m e n t ed t h r o ugh t h e g r a n t i n c l u d es a d d r e s s i n g a n d p r e v e n t i ng m a l n u t r i t i o n i n c h il d r e n u n d e r 5 y ea r s o f a g e b y e m p o w e r i n g t he l o ca l c o mm u n i t y a n d p r o m o t i ng b e h a v i o r c h a n g e b y i n c r ea s i ng t h e u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f c o mm u n i t y ’s a tt i t ud e a n d p e r ce p t i o n t o w a r ds h e a l t h. T h e g r a n t , w h i c h i s i n t h e s um o f U S D 2 , 7 52 , 894 . 00 w as r e ce i v e d b y t h e M i n i s t e r of H ea l t h , H o n . P a b l o M a r in t o be u s e d o v e r a f i v e y ea r p e r i o d , f or p r o j e c t i m p l e m e n t a t i o n b y t he T o l e d o D i s t r i c t H ea l t h C o u n c il. S c h oo l N u t r i t i o n Q u i z C o m p e t it i o n s c h e du l e d f o r M a y 12 t h 20 11 i n B e li ze C i t y. T h e c o m p e t i t i o n i s f u n d ed a nn u a ll y b y t h e A D M B e li ze M ills L imi t e d , t h e r e s p ec t i v e mi n i s t r i e s, P A HO a n d UN I C E F . W i nn e r s of t h e N a t i o n a l c o m p e t i t i o n w i ll t h e n p r o ce e d t o c o m p e t e in t h e R e g i o n a l N u t r i t i o n Q u iz C o m p e t i t i o n o r g a n i ze d b y t he C a r i b b ea n F oo d a nd N u t r i t i on I n s t i t u t e ( C F N I). M i n i s t r y o f H e a l th B e l m o p an 822 2325 / 2363 M o n t h l y P u b li c a ti on 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: 804 4900 & 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 Sund a y , A p r il 10 , 2011 P l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 11 B EL I Z E B I L T M O R E P L A ZA HO TEL , B e l i z e C i t y , T h r u s d a y, M a r c h 31 , 20 1 1: G r a d u a t i o n c e r e m o n y w a s h e ld t o d a y f o r t w e n t y t w o B e li zean w o m e n w h o s u c c e s s f u l l y p a r t i c ip a t e d i n t h e s e c o n d c o h o r t of W o m e n i n P o li t i c s P r o j ec t. O n e o f t h e p a r t i c i p a n t s w a s M r s. T r a c y T a e ga r P a n t on , G e n e r al M a n a g e r , B e l i ze N a t u r a l E n e r gy T r u s t , w h o w a s i n v i t e d b y h e r p e e rs t o d e li v e r t h e g r a du a t i n g c l a ss a dd r e ss. H e r e i s M r s . P a n t o n a dd r e ss to t h e g a t h e r i ng o f s p ec i a l i n v i t ed gu e s t s , g r a du a t e s f r o m c h o r t 1, f a mil y , f r i e n d s a n d f e ll o w c o h o r t 2 g r a du a t e s: I h a v e b e e n n o m i n a t e d b y my p e e r s t o r e c a p i n 5 m i nu t e s o ur j ou r n e y w i t h t h e W o m e n In P o li t i c s P r o j ec t o v e r t h e p a s t 5 m o n t h s . A t a ll o r d e r b u t o n e t h a t I a m d i s t i n c t l y h o n o r e d t o a t t e m p t on b e h a l f o f m y c o ll ea gu e s. T w o w ee k s a g o , t h e y o u n g e r of m y t w o d a ug h t e r s , w h o h a s a l w a ys d i s p l a y e d a k e e n i n t e r e s t i n p o l it i c s , i n qu i r e d : “ M o m w h y d i d y ou s i g n u p f o r t h e W o m e n I n P o liti cs P r o j e c t ?” C u r i o u s a s t o w h at p r o m p t e d t h i s qu e s t i o n I a s k e d h er w h y s h e t h o ug h t I d i d . S h e c o u ld n o t f a t h o m t h a t I w o u l d ac t i v e ly p u r s u e p o l i t i c a l l ea d e r s h i p, a l t h o ug h s h e e nv i s i o n e d a ca r ee r in po li t i c s f o r h e r s e l f a f e w y e a rs d o w n t h e r o a d . I a m ce r t a i n , my c o ll ea gu e s a ll 22 s t r o n g , h a v e b een a s k e d t h i s v e r y qu e s t i o n b y f a mily a n d f r i e n d s a s t h e y eac h m a d e t he d ec i s i o n t o t a p i n t o t h i s im p o r t a nt l ea r n i n g o pp o r t u n i t y. I c o n du c t e d a n i n f o r m a l p o ll , t he r ea s o n s w e r e c l ea r : W e w a n t t o be a g e n t s o f c h a n g e . W e w a n t t o s e r ve o t h e r s . W e w a n t o u r v o i ce s to b e h ea r d . W e w a n t t o h a v e m ea ni n g f u l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n . W e w a n t to m a k e d ec i s i o n s a n d e f f ec t p o li c i es t h a t a f f ec t u s ; a n d m y f a v o r i te r e s p o n s e , s im p l y , f o r d e m o c r ac y ’s s a k e . A s w o m e n , w e c a n n o t be o u r s e l v e s i n t o d a y ’ s s o c i e t y i f a ll t h e l a w s a n d r u l e s a r e b e i ng i n f l u e n ce d a n d d e t e r mi n e d b y m e n. T h i s j o u r n e y b e g a n i n N o v e m b er 2 0 1 0 . T h e g r ou p o f w o m e n s e a t ed o n m y l e f t , h a il f r o m a s f a r s o u th a s T o l e d o t o ou r n o r t h e r n m o st D i s t r i c t C o r o za l a n d f r o m s e v e r al v i l l a g e s a n d t o w n s i n b e t w e e n. W e a r e a d i v e r s e g r o up o f w o m en w i t h d i f f e r e n t i n t e r e s t s , p o li t i cal p e r s u a s i o n s, l i f e e x p e r i e n c e s, e du ca t i o n a l b ac kg r o u n d s , c u l t u r al a nd r e l i g i ou s b e li e f s . W e a re d a ug h t e r s , w i v e s , m o t h e r s , e du cat o r s , h e a l t h ca r e p r o f e s s i o n a l s, h u m a n i t a r i a n s , l a w y e r s , e c o n omi s t s , c o mm u n i t y ac t i v i s t s , t r a n sp o r t a t i o n p r o v i d e r s , s t u d e n t s, m u s i c i a n s , e n t r e p r e n e u r s a nd pu b li c o f f i c i a l s . A s d i f f e r e n t a s we a r e , w e s h a r e a c o m m o n d r e a m: t h a t o n e d a y t h i s c o u n t r y we c a l l B EL I Z E , w il l r e a l i z e i t s f u ll p o t e n t i a l , w h e r e m e n a n d w o m en w ill b e a b l e t o w o r k s i d e b y s i d e, h a n d i n h a n d t o e s t a b li s h t he p r i o r i t i e s t h a t w ill n o t o n l y gu i de o u r d e v e l o p m e n t a s a p e o p l e b ut m o r e i m p o r t a n t l y s h a p e o ur d e m o c r ac y . I t i s n o t acce p t a b l e f or u s t o b e r a n k e d i n t h e v e r y l a st p o s i t i o n o n t h e G l oba l G ap I nd ex i n t h e a r ea o f p o li t i ca l e m p o w e rm e n t o f w o m e n. W h il e w e ca n f i n d 31 g ood m e n t o s e r v e i n p a r l i a m e n t , t he qu e s t i o n r e m a i n s , ca n w e c o n s i d er t h i s a l e g i t im a t e d e m o c r ac y ? A d e m o c r ac y t h a t i s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e of a n d r e s p o n s i v e t o t h e n e e d s of a d i v e r s e c o n s t i t u e n c y? Hil a ry R o dh a m C l i n t o n h a s m a d e it c l ea r : T h e r e c a nn o t b e t r ue d e m o c r a cy un l e s s w o m e n ’ s v o i ces a r e h e a r d . T h e r e c a nn o t b e t r ue d e m o c r a c y un l e ss w o m e n a re g i ve n t h e op p o r t un i t y t o t a ke r e s po n s i b ilit y f o r t h e i r o w n li ves . O u r c o ll ea gu e J e nn e t t e M yv et t so v i v i d l y a n d e l o qu e n t l y b r o ug h t t h is s e n t im e n t h o m e w h e n s h e s a i d : “A c o un t r y t h a t f a il s t o p r o p e l w o m en i n t o po liti c a l l e ad e rs h i p i s li k e a b i r d w it h a b r ok e n w i n g , it m ay n eve r l e a r n h o w t o f l y ”. O v e r t h e l a s t f i v e m o n t h s , we w e r e a b l e t o n a v i g a t e t h r o ug h t he v a r i ou s c o n v e n t i o n s t h a t b o th p r o t e c t a n d p r o m o t e t h e r i g h ts o f w o m e n . W e s c r u t i n i z e d t he f u n d a m e n t a l r i g h t s a nd f r e e d o m s of o u r C o n s t i t u t i o n . W e t oo k t im e to d i ss ec t t h e n a t i o n a l b udg e t a n d to e x p l o r e n e w c o n c e p t s s u c h as g e n d e r b u d g e t i n g . W e d i s c u s s ed t h e u r g e n t n ee d f o r p o li t i ca l r e f o rm o f a s y s t e m t h a t u l t im a t e l y s ee ms t o c o rr up t . W e a l s o t oo k t im e to f u ll y e x a m i n e t h e o b s t a c l e s a nd c h a ll e n g e s w o m e n c o n t i n u e t o f ace w h e n s ee k i n g p o l i t i c a l o f f i ce a nd h e a r d , f i r s t h a n d , t h e r ea l l i fe s t o r i e s o f f o r m e r w o m e n p a r li am e n t a r i a n s , t h e p i o n ee r s a m o n g u s, w h o h a v e b ee n a b l e t o d e f y t he o d d s . W e d i s c u s s e d t h e ph il o s op h i e s o f t h e e s t a b li s h e d p a r ty o r g a n s a n d r ece i v e d v a l u a b l e i n put o n c r a f t i n g e f f ec t i v e s t r a t e g i e s f or p o li t i ca l s u cce ss. T h e r e w e r e p a ss i o n a t e d e b a t e s; o u t r i gh t d i s a g r e e m e n t s ; a n d s e v e r al o p po r t u n i t i e s f o r u s t o b u i ld c o n s e n s u s o n t h e i s s u e s t h a t a re m o s t im po r t a n t t o u s a s w o m e n. W e t oo k t im e t o c o n du c t o u r o wn f i e l d r e s e a r c h , t o g a t h e r v a l u a b le d a t a o n t h e v i e w s a n d o p i n i o n s of k e y d ec i s i o n m a k e r s w h o h a v e a r e s p o n s i b ili t y a n d a s ac r e d du t y to t h e p e o p l e t h e y r e p r e s e n t . T he r e s u l t s r e c o n f i r m e d t h a t e v en t h o ug h w o m e n h a v e ac h i e v ed r ec o r d s u cce ss i n h i g h e r e du ca t i on a n d h a v e b e e n t h e b ac kb o n e s o f our p o li t i ca l i n s t i t u t i o n s , w e h a v e n ot b e e n a b l e t o c o n s i s t e n t l y b r e ak t h r o u g h t h e b a r r i e r s o f a w e ll e s t a b li s h e d m a l e d o mi n a t e d p o li t ica l c u l t u r e . W h il e t h e r e w e r e h i g hs a n d l o w s , I t h i n k w e w ill a ll a g r ee t h a t o n e o f t h e t a n g i b l e b e n e f i t s we r e c e i v e d f r o m b e i n g e ng a g e d in t h i s i m p o r t a n t i n i t i a t i v e i s t he o pp o r t u n i t y t o n e t w o r k w i t h so m a n y w o m e n a n d m e n w h o h a ve e a c h a dd e d t h e i r o w n u n i q ue p e r s p ec t i v e o n t h e r o l e o f w o m en i n t h e n a t i o n a l c o nv e r s a t i o n. T h e W o m e n i n P o liti c s P r og r am a l s o g a v e u s t h e o pp o r t u n i t y to i n t e r ac t w i t h a d i s t i n gu i s h e d g r o up o f f ac ili t a t o r s w h o g e n e r o u s l y g a ve o f t h e i r t im e t o s h a r e t h e ir k n o w l e dg e , e x p e r t i s e a n d e x p e r ie n ce s w i t h u s . A m o n g t h e m , t he r e k n o w n C a r i bb ea n e du ca t o r a nd a d v o ca t e f o r g e n d e r j u s t i ce, D r. R o s i n a W i l t s h i r e, w h o r e i n f o r ced t h a t l ea d e r s h i p , t r a n s f o r m a t i o n al l e a d e r s h i p , i s a b ou t S E R V I C E, p u t t i ng a s i d e y o u r o w n n ee d s in o r d e r t h a t y o u ca n a d d r e s s t he n ee d s o f o t h e r s ; s e r v i ce t h a t o ug ht t o b e g r o u n d e d i n t h e p r i n c i p l es o f e qu i t y , e qu a li t y , j u s t i c e, d e m o c r ac y , c o m p a ss i o n , n o nv i o l e n ce a n d c o o p e r a t i o n . S he r e mi n d e d u s t h a t a s a s p i r i ng po l i t i c i a n s w e h a v e t o b e l i e v e in o u r s e l v e s a n d t o li v e o u r li v e s w i th i n t e g r i t y . R e s p e c t f o r s e l f a nd r e s p ec t f o r o t h e r s a r e f o u n d a t i o n al t o e n s u r e s u cce ss. T h r o ug h o u t h i s t o r y , w o m e n h a ve p r o v e n w i t h o u t a s h a do w o f a dou b t , t h a t w e a r e c a p a b l e of d e l i v e r y r e s u l t s . W e b r i ng s p e c i al s k il l s a n d t r a i t s t o t h e t a b l e . We h a v e t h e a b i l i t y t o f o r m s t r o ng a lli a n ce s ac r o ss p o li t i ca l b o u n da r i e s . W e a r e a b l e t o m u l t i t a s k a nd t o e f f ec t i v e l y m a n a g e s e v e r al m o v i n g p a r t s a t t h e s a m e t im e . We a r e p r ud e n t f i s c a l m a n a g e r s a n d a re g r e a t c o n s e n s u s b u i l d e r s. W h i le o u r m a l e c o u n t e r p a r t s a r e f o c u s ed o n t h e e n d g o a l , w e r ec o g n i ze t h at t h e p r o ce ss w e t a k e t o ac h i e v e t he g o a l i s e qu a ll y im p o r t a n t . W e w ill g o t h e e x t r a mil e t o g e t t h e t a sk d o n e . W e a r e c o m p a ss i o n a t e b e i n gs a nd w e a l l kn o w t h a t h u m a n i ty ca n n o t s u r v i v e w i t h ou t l o v e . T h e re i s a b s o l u t e l y n o r ea s o n ; t h e r e f o r e, w h y w e s h o u l d n o t b e a b l e to c h a n g e t h e e x i s t i n g e nv i r o n m e nt w h e r e i t r e l a t e s t o e q u i t y in g o v e r n a n ce. A p o li t i c i a n I r ece n t l y i n t e r v i e w ed s a i d t o m e u n a p o l o g e t i ca ll y , i f y ou d o n ’ t k n o w t h e r u l e s , y o u ca nn ot p l a y t h e g a m e . A n o t h e r p o li t i c i an h a d c o n c l u d e d : “ W o m e n h a v e n ot r i s e n t o t h e r a n k s o f p o lit i c al l e a d e rs h i p b e c a u s e w e l a c k ed c o n f i d e n ce , n o t t h e k n o w h o w , to t ak e o n g r e a t e r r e s p o n s i b il i t y” . Y e t a n o t h e r c o n ce d e d t h a t a ll t h is “ t a l k” b y t h e r e s p e c t i v e po l i t i c al p a r t i e s i n s upp o r t o f w o m e n i n k ey d e c i s i o n m a k i ng r o l e s i s m e r e ly w i nd o w d r e s s i n g . N o t a s i ng le t h i ng h a d c h a ng e d i n t h e l a s t 15 y e a r s s o h e h a d n o i d ea w h y we e x p ec t e d t o s ee c h a n g e s n o w. S o C o ll ea gu e s , I s a y , w e n ee d n ot w a i t f o r a n y a f f i r m a t i v e s t r a t e g i es t o b e d e p l o y e d b y o u r m a le c o un t e r p a r t s w i t h t h e h o p e t h at s o m e d a y s oo n t h e p l a y i n g f i e l d w ill b e l e v e l e d . I t i s n o t i n t h e i r b e st i n t e r e s t . W e n e e d n o t l e a r n t h e ir r u l e s s o w e ca n p l a y t h e i r g a m e. W h a t w e n ee d t o d o i s t o c h a n ge t h e g a m e p l a n a n d d e f i n e o u r o wn r u l e s . L e t u s c o n t i n u e t o s upp o rt e a c h o t h e r , c h a l l e n g e e a c h o t h er a n d h o l d eac h o t h e r acc o un t a b l e. Mrs . 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P age 8 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 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 Sund a y , A p r il 10 , 2011 H a nn a h ’ s p a r e n t s, w h o li v e i n K e n t, n o t i c e d s ca r r i n g o n t h e i n s i d e o f h er w r i s t s. W h e n t h e y qu e s t i o n e d h e r a b o ut i t , h o n e s t a nd o p e n a s e v e r , s h e t o ld t h e m s h e ’ d i n f l i c t e d t h e w ou n ds h e r s e l f a n d t h a t i t w a s p a r t o f an e m o “ i n iti a ti o n ce r e m o n y ”. O n l y a f t e r h e r d ea t h w o u l d t h ey d i s c o v e r h o w s h e h a d s e c r e t ly c h a tt e d o n li n e t o e m o f o ll o w e r s a ll o v e r t h e w o r l d , t a l k i n g a b o u t d ea th a nd o f t he “ b l a c k p a r ad e ” ? a p l ace w h e r e e m o s b e li e v e t h e y g o a f t er t h e y d i e. A c h ec k o f H a nn a h ’ s h o m e p a ge o n s o c i a l n e t w o r k i ng s i t e B e bo r e v ea l e d h e r p s e ud o n y m , L i v i ng D i s a s t e r , a n d t h a t s h e ’ d d ec o r a t ed i t w i t h a p i c t u r e o f a n e m o g i r l w i th b l oo d y w r i s t s. A n o t h e r p i c t u r e s h o w e d a c h il d ’s e x e r c i s e b o o k s c r a w l e d w i t h t he w o r d s : “ D e a r D i a r y , t oda y I g i ve u p .” W h il e H a n n a h ’ s w r i s t i n j u r i es m a y h a v e b ee n s li g h t , t h e i ss u e of s e l f h a r m a m o n g a do l e s c e n t s is ca u s i ng g r o w i n g c o n ce r n i n B r i ti s h s c h oo l s. M y C h e mi ca l R o m a n ce m a d e it t o N o . 1 i n t h e U K c h a r t w i th W e l c o m e T o T h e B l ac k P a r a d e in O c t o b e r 2006 t h e ‘ b l a c k pa r ad e’ i s a p l ace w h e r e a ll e m o s b e li e ve t h e y w ill g o w h e n t h e y d ie N e w f i gu r e s s h o w t h a t t he n u m b e r o f c h i l d r e n a d m i t t e d to h o s p i t a l du e t o i n j u r i e s i n f li c t e d on t h e m s e l v e s h a s r i s e n b y a t h i r d in f i v e y ea r s . I n 2002 / 03 t h e r e w e re 1 1 , 891 s u c h a d mi ss i o n s ; i n 2006/ 07 t h i s h a d r i s e n t o 1 5 , 955 . I n b o th p e r i o d s , t h e r e w e r e m o r e t h a n t h r ee t im e s a s m a n y a d mi ss i o n s o f g i r ls a s o f b o y s. C r u c i a ll y , t h o s e w h o s e l f h a r m a re m o r e l i k e l y t o g o o n t o a tt e m pt s u i c i d e . W h il e t h e r e i s a m u l t i t ude o f r ea s o n s f o r t h i s e p i d e m i c ( e x a mr e l a t e d s t r e s s a n d b u l l y i n g to n a m e b u t t w o) , i t i s h a r d ly s u r p r i s i n g t h a t t h e e m e r g e n ce o f a s u b c u l t u r e t h a t a pp e a r s to g l a m o r i s e s e l f h a r m a n d e v en s u i c i d e i s b e i ng r e g a r d e d w i th a l a r m. I n e v i t a b l y , c r i t i c i s m s o f e mo c u l t u r e a r e l a u gh e d o ff b y t h o se w h o c o n s i d e r t h e m s e l v e s t o b e at t h e h ea r t o f i t. I t ’ s j u s t a m u s i c t h i n g , t h e y s a y, a n d a n y o n e w h o t a k e s i t f u r t h e r h as s o m e t h i n g i n h e r e n t l y w r o n g w i th t h e m. “ I f y o u li s t e n t o t h e l y r i c s , y ou w i l l s ee t h e r e i s n o t h i n g t h at p r o m o t e s s u i c i d e ; a n d e v e n i f t h e re w a s , n o r i g h t m i n d e d p e r s o n w o u ld li s t e n t o i t a nd t h i n k : ‘ N o w I ’m g o i n g t o k ill m y s e l f , ’ ‘ a s e l f c o nf e ss e d e m o w r o t e l a s t w ee k o n a m u s i c w e b s i t e f o l l o w i n g t he i n qu e s t i n t o H a nn a h ’ s d ea t h. “ I d o n ’ t t h i n k a n y o n e ca n s a y t h at t h e r e i s a l i n k b e t w e e n e m o a nd s u i c i d e ? i t ’ s j u s t a m y t h. “ E m o h a s b ec o m e a n ea s y t a r g et f o r r i d i c u l e l i k e t h i s ; bu t t he b o tt o m li n e i s e m o t i o n a l d o e s n ot m ea n s u i c i d e .” T h a t i s t r u e , o f c o u r s e . B u t a s a ny p a r e n t w i l l t e l l y o u , a do l e s c e nt c h i l d r e n ca n b e h i g h l y i r r a t i o n a l. T h e y a r e a l s o ea s il y i n f l u e n ce d a nd m a y b e i l l e q u i p p e d t o d e a l w i th p o w e r f u l e m o t i o n s t h a t ca n be m a g n i f i e d b y a s e n s e o f “ m e m b e rs h i p ” t o a s u b g r o up t h a t r e v e l s in s e l f p i t y. I t i s s o m e t h i n g t h a t L o rr a i ne H a rr i s o n i s a ll t oo a w a r e o f . S he h a s t h r ee d a ug h t e r s , t h e y o u n g e st o f w h o m i s 1 1 y ea r o l d L e v i , a g i rl w h o c l a ss e s h e r s e l f a s e m o. R ece n t l y , L e v i a s k e d h e r m o t h e r: “ J u s t w h y do p e op l e k ill t h e ms e l ve s ?” “ W h e n s h e a s k e d m e t h a t , it m ad e m e s hu dd e r ,” s a y s L o rr a i n e, 46 , f r o m A l s t o n i n C u m b r i a. “I m a n ag e d t o k e e p c a l m a nd e x p l a i n e d t o h e r t h a t p e op l e ’s m i n d s a r e v e r y d i s t u r b e d , a nd o f t e n t h ey do n ’ t r e a l l y w a n t t o d i e. B u t i n s i d e I f e lt s i c k w it h w o rry t h a t L ev i i s t h i n k i n g abo u t s u ch t h i n g s .” F r o m b e i n g t h e s o r t o f g i r l w ho d r e s s e d i n p i n k a nd p l a y e d w i th B a r b i e d o ll s, n o w L e v i w ill w ear o n l y b l ac k. H e r f a v o u r i t e T s h i r t i s p a tt e r n ed w i t h s ku ll s , a n d s h e s p e n d s h o u rs i n h e r r oo m li s t e n i n g t o m u s i c by M y C h e mi ca l R o m a n ce. “ T h e i r l y r i c s s ee m t o be a ss o c i a t e d w it h d e p r e ss i o n a nd s e l fh a r m , a n d I f ee l s h o c k w h en I li s t e n t o t h e m , ” s a y s h e r m o t h e r. “ L e v i s e e m s t o h a ve g o n e f r om b e i n g a l i v e l y g i r l w h o e n j o y ed h a v i n g f r i e n d s a r o u n d , t o s o m e o ne w h o h a s b e c o m e q u i t e i n t r o v e r t e d .” W h e n t h e t op i c o f s u i c i d e w as r a i s e d , L o r r a i n e b e ca m e s o c o nce r n e d t h a t s h e t e l e p h o n e d L e v i ’s f a t h e r , D a v i d , f r o m w h o m s h e is s e p a r a t e d. “ H e r e m i n d e d m e t h a t I u s e d to b e a r e b e l , t oo ,” s h e s a y s . I w a s a p un k r o c k e r f o r a w h i l e , a n d he r ea ss u r e d m e i t w a s p r o b a b l y j u st a p h a s e t h a t L e v i w o u l d g r o w o ut o f . “ B u t I d o n ’ t f ee l i t i s li k e t he pu n k r o c k m o v e m e n t . T h a t w as a b o u t a ze s t f o r li v i n g a n d s ee i ng li f e f r o m a d i f f e r e n t a n g l e . We d i d n ’ t h a r p o n mi s e r a b l y a b o u t d yi n g .” E f f o r t s t o s n a p L e v i o u t o f h er e m o t o r po r h a v e s o f a r m e t w i th li t t l e s u cc e ss . B e f o r e C h r i s t m a s, L o r r a i n e b o u g h t h e r d a ug h t e r a w a r d r o b e o f b r i gh t l y c o l o u r ed d e s i gn e r c l o t h e s a n d j ea n s , b u t t h ey h a v e b a r e l y b ee n w o r n. S h e h a s b a nn e d L e v i f r o m d y i ng h e r h a i r b l ac k , b u t i s w o rr i e d a b o ut c l a m p i n g do w n f u r t h e r i n c a s e it ca u s e s f u r t h e r r e b e lli o n. C o n ti n u e d F r o m P a g e 7 NO T I C E IS H E R E B Y G I V E N t o a ll m e m b e r s o f t h e C i t r u s G r o w e r s A ss o c i a t i o n t h a t t he C o mm i tt ee o f M a n a g e m e n t o f t h e A ss o c i a t i o n h a s ca ll e d a s p ec i a l m ee t i ng o f m e m b e rs o n S a t u r d a y , A p r il 16 t h , 20 1 1 a t 9 : 30 a m , a t 9 m il e s, S t a nn C r ee k V a ll e y R o a d f o r t he p u r po s e o f t r a n s ac t i ng t h e f o ll o w i ng b u s i n e ss: 1. M a tt e r s r e l a t i ng t o t h e C i t r u s G r o w e r s A ss o c i a t i o n I nv e s t m e n t C o m p a ny L i m i t ed a n d C i t r u s Pr od u c t s o f B e li ze L i m i t e d. 2. U pd a t e o n I m p l e m e n t a t i o n o f A r b i t r a t i o n Rec o mm e n d a t i o n s, Re : 822 . 599 d i s c r e p a n c y i n po un d s o li d s b e t w ee n f ac t o r y a n d po un d s o li d s l a b f o r o r a ng e, s a n c t i o n e d b y t h e C i t r u s C o n t r o l B o a r d. 3 . U pd a t e o n F r u i t Pr i ce s. O B J E C T : N O T I C E O F S P E C I A L M E ET I N G O F M E M B E RS O F T H E C I T R U S G R O W E R S A S S O C I A T I ON 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 , A p r il 10 , 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 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 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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P age 10 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 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 Sund a y , A p r il 10 , 2011 A s a for m er Police O f ficer in t h e B e l i z e P o l ic e F o r c e i n c h ar ge o f t h e C r i m i n al I nves t igat i on B r anc h i n t h e O r an g e W a lk D i st r ic t d e al i n g w i th so m e o f t he m ost brutal murders i n our countr y , I thin k that the ti m e has co m e for g o v ern m ent to appoint a Co mm issioner of Police with v ast experience in cri m inal investigati o ns. U p to th e 1 9 80 ’ s , P ol i ce O ff ice r s un d erwe n t s i x m o n ths t r ai n ing i n Po l ic e D u ti e s, T r af fic , Cri m inal L a w , Imm i g rat i on , Evide n ce , W e ap o ns H a nd l ing , S e lf De f en s e, Ph y sica l Educ a tion and F irst A id. The T ra f fic and Imm i g ration D e p a r tme n t s w e r e l a t er separated fro m police duties so I do not k now what are the new m e t hods of t r ain i n g i n tod a y ’s police acade m y. When I joined the Police Force in 1 9 73 , shor t ly therea f ter a p o l i c e t r u c k c a m e t o t he T r a i n i ng Sc h o o l i n La d yvi l le w i t h a gr o u p o f m u s i c i a ns u n der the co m mand of o ne Serg e a n t A nd e rs on . A mong t h e s e m e n w a s o u r c u r r e nt C om m i s s i o n e r o f P o l i c e C r ispin Jef f er i es . Th e m embe r s o f t he p ol i ce band , as the y were k n own; because of their m usical talents d i d n o t go t h r o ugh r e g u l ar police trainin g but were instead i s su e d w i t h p ol i ce regu l at i on n umb e r s a n d u n i f o rms . T h ey play e d m usi c all da y long u n d e r t h e t e n t t ha t w a s b u i l t r i g ht next to the football field on the c o m p o u n d . A s t ime w e n t b y, m an y of th e se sa m e m en sl i pped their way into the re g ular Police Force . They were subsequently pro m ot e d throu g h th e ran k s. M a ny of th e m en c ou n te r ed di f ficulties in perfor m in g police duties si m ply because they had no for m al police trainin g. I t is a well k nown fact so me f o r me r C o m m is s i o ne r s o f P ol i ce were appointed to the top job, n o t b e ca u s e o f t h e ir p r o fe s s i o n al q u a l i f i c a t i o n s o r c omp e t e n c e b ut ra t her bec a use o f t h e r e lat i ons h i p s th e y d e v e l o p e d ove r t he years with our country ’ s politicians fro m b o th the United D emo c r a t i c P a r t y a n d t he People ’ s United Part y. A f ter their appoint m e n ts by t h e s e p o l i t i c i a n s , t h e y f e lt obli g ated to the m and did little in the best interest of the Police Force b ut m ore to sa t isfy the p o li t ic i an s a n d t he i r p ol i ti c al party ’ s needs . This is one of the b i g ge s t p r o b l e m s p l a g u i ng t he Belize Police Force why m any m embers are a f raid to c a rry out their duties without fear of r e p e r c u s s i o n s f r o m t h e ir superiors or politicians. Poli c e O f ficers shou l d ha v e no fear in enforcin g the laws of the land a g ainst any indi v idual who has bro k en it despite his or her status in the countr y. Now we ha v e a situation in B e liz e w h er e cr i m e is out of co n trol , a s i tua t ion w here the cri m inals and g an g s ha v e ta k en o v er th e streets of Be l ize City and pretty soon they will spread to the rest of the country if they are not halted no w. W e ha v e heard about se v eral p r o gr a ms an d i n it i at iv e s to cr a ck do w n o n cr i m e i n Be l ize but they are not wor k in g . People do n o t w a n t t o he a r a b o u t m o re pr o g rams a n d i n iti a ti v e s w h ile their lo v e ones are dyin g dail y. They want these k illin g s to stop n o w! I h ea r d o n e M ini s te r sa y a co u ple mo nths a g o o n L o v e FM, that they k now who all the g ang lea d ers in Beliz e are . W ell if this i s th e c a se , w h y c a n ’ t th e se p e o p l e b e l o cke d u p f or “Unlawful Assembly” or other c r ime s s o t h a t o t h e r s w h o a re thin k i ng about for m i ng g an gs will not e v en thin k about doing so in the present or future. W h e n C r i s p i n J e f fe r i es r e p l a c e d Ge r a l d W e s t by as Co mm issioner of Police I k new fro m the be g innin g that it was bound to fail . S ince the chan ge in co mm and , th e cri m e situation i n B el i z e h a s g o t te n w or s e as i n cid e nt s of m u r der in c rea s ed sharply o v er the last two years. T h e r e h a s b e e n s e v e r al at t e m pts by t h e Bel i ze Po l ice F o rc e an d t h e G o ve rn me nt of Belize to portray the i m a g e that cri m e is reducin g but nobody in Belize is g oin g to belie v e those statistics or e v en try to entertain t h em . A p e r s o n ’ s l i f e i s va l u a b l e, it cannot be re p laced as is the c a se wi t h t he f t o r d a m a g e to s ome on e ’ s p ro p e r t y . T h e w a n t on l o s s o f h uma n l i f e t o r amp a nt cri m e a nd v iolence m a k es any gove r nm e n t o r P ol i c e F or c e ve ry unpo p ula r. I ha v e loo k ed at the current t o p b r a s s o f t h e B e li z e P o l i ce Fo r ce a nd t here is o nly one p e rso n wh o , i n my v i e w , p oss e ss t h e C r i m i n a l I n v e s t iga t i on b a c k gr o u n d t o s t o p t h e se m urders in Belize City and he is Dep u ty C o m m iss i on e r Ja m es Ma gd al eno . I w as i nf o r me d t h at C o m mi s s i o n e r J e f f e r i e s ’ c o n t r a ct expires at the end of May this yea r . While Ma g daleno is slated t o p r o c ee d o n p re re t i r e me nt lea v e within the next two wee ks I f the g o v e r n m e n t co u ld h a ve re-e m ployed the retired Crispin Je f f e ries on contrac t , why c a n n o t t h e s a m e b e d o n e f or J ame s Ma g d a le n o . I t ’ s a p o s i t i on Ma g daleno has always wanted. T o this I sa y , g i v e hi m a chance. Gi v e hi m three m onths to pro ve h i s w o r t h a n d i f h e i s n ot p u l l i ng h i s w e i g h t t h e n he should be put to pasture without de l a y. W ord is that the Go v ern m ent o f B e l i z e i s n o w l o oki ng o v er s eas , poss i bly towar d s the Caribbean , for a new Co mm iss i o n e r o f P o l i c e . In t h i s e n d e a v or w e mu st m o v e c ar e fu l ly le a st we end up with an indi v idual who k nows nothin g about Belize , its cul t ure an d by e x tensio n its cri m e patterns. There is a hi g h probability that in the ab s ence of for m al po l ice trai n in g , the cur r ent M i n i s t e r o f P o l i c e c o u ld b e mi s l e d w i t h u n r e l i a b le i n fo r m a t io n b y a d v i s or s w i th intent on port r ayin g the i m a ge of all thin g s are fine and dand y. I say this with no disrespect to the Hon . Minister of Police and Public S afety but rather out of l egi t ima t e c o n c e r n f o r t he welfare of m y fellow Belizean brothers and sisters. F r o m w h a t t h e P o l i ce Minister has done thus fa r , I g et the disti n ct i m p ressi o n tha t he B y : W e ll i n g t o n C . R a m os r e a l l y c a r e s b u t i f t h e p o l i ce h igh c o m ma n d d o e s n o t a ct upon his request , all his g ood intentions will g o to zero. T h e t i m e h a s c ome f or B e l i ze a n s t o s to p l ivi n g i n a fantasy world . The ti m e is now to m a k e a chan g e before it is t o o l at e . E v e ry time I h ea r a Belizean k illed , it m a k es me feel li k e m a k i n g Am er i ca my ho m e fore v e r . I f I can feel this w a y , imagi n e h o w o t h er B e liz e ans an d st r an ge rs a re thin k in g who want to return to t h e i r c ou n t r y a nd s p en d o r i n ve st the i r m on e y . The y will k eep away fro m our c ountry re s ulting i n th e l o ss o f mu ch nee d ed re v enue and forei g n exchan g e. T h e b o t t o m l i n e i n t h is d i s c u s s i o n i s t h a t c r i m i n al in t elli g e nce i s ba d ly ne e ded b e ca u se c rime p revent i on is a l w a y s b e t t e r t h a n c r ime in v esti g ation . W e m ust g et these cri m in a ls before the y co mm it m ore brutal and v icious cri m es a g ainst our fellow citizens. E di t o r ’ s C o mm e n t: Fac t s a re i nd e ed st ubb o r n t h i n g s . T he h a rs h r e a lit y i s that t he sit u ati on c u r r e n tl y c onfro n ti ng the B e l i z e P o l i c e D epa r t m ent, wi t h G o v e r n m en t now h a v i n g to l ook o verseas fo r a t op c op , is mu c h o f i t s ow n m a kin g . The De p art m en t ha s c ons iste n tly f a i le d , o ve r th e ye a rs , to r ec ru it yo un g e n e r ge t i c an d e d uca t ed B e li z ea n s in t o i ts ra n k s . O n e h as o nly g o t t o l o o k a t t he e d u cat ion al qu a l i f ic a ti o n of t he c u r r e n t top b r a ss t o c on f irm t h is r eality w h ic h , a p a r t for As s ista nt C o m m issi o n er El o d io Ar a g on J r ., le a ve ve r y m u c h to be de si r e d . W e t r us t th a t a le s s on h as n o w b e en le a r n t a nd tha t i m m edia t e correc t i v e a c t i on is in stit u te d. B r i n g o u t yo u r f a m i l y a nd f r i e nd s a nd l e t t h e m e n j oy o u r f i n e d i n i n g a s w e ll as ga m e r oo m , p l ayg r o und a nd i ce c r e a m s h o p . W e h ave s o m e t h i n g f o r e v e r yo n e so b r i n g o u t t h e e n t i r e a nd e n j oy a c l e a n , f r i e nd l y a nd s ec u r e e n v i r o n m e n t. 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 , A p r il 10 , 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 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 age 11 Most of these ho m e re m edies ha v e been us e d to treat flu sy m pto m s for g enerations , and m ay help ease your sy m pto ms as your body fi g hts the flu v i r us. Match your f lu sy m pto m s with the specific ho m e re m edies that help treat these sy m pto m s. A lso , k eep in m ind that if you ha v e flu sy m pto m s , it ’ s a g ood idea to call your docto r . I f ta k en within 48 hours of the onset of fl u sy m p t o m s , f lu m e dicat i ons m ay be able to sho r ten the duration of flu sy m pto m s . The wid e sprea d body a ches a nd a fe v er o v er 102 de g rees are g ood indicators of the flu. B r eat h e A ro m atic S team Fill the bat h roo m or k itchen s i n k wi t h st e a m i n g wa t e r , a nd a d d t wo te a sp o on s c h op p ed f r e s h g i nge r ( Z i n g i b er officinalis) . Drape a towel o v er yo u r he a d an d lean o v er the stea m to g et m axi m u m benefit. O r a d d o ne t e a s po o n o f t he o v e r -the-counter oint m ent V icks V a p o R ub t o t h e s t e ami ng wate r , then breathe in the steam for se v eral m in u tes until you g et r e l i e f . An o t h er f l u reme d y is t o a d d a f e w d r o p s o f o il o f e u c a l y p t u s ( E u c a l y p t us g l o b u l u s) o r me n t h o l t o t he wate r . Eucalyp t us is k n o wn to o p e n u p b r o n c h i a l t u b e s , e a se con g estion , and m a k e breathing ea s ie r. T a k e a W ar m S how er Ge t tin g in a war m show e r with the bathroo m door closed wor ks a s y o u r o w n p e r so n al sa u n a . T he stea m y bathroo m helps to open yo u r air w ays a nd m o isten and thin the m ucus in your sinuses. I n c r ease i n ta k e of Li qu i ds S tay well-hydrated by drin kin g at least 8 cups (64 ounces) of water each da y . W ater k eeps y o u r r e s p i r a t o r y s y s t em hyd r ated , w h ich hel p s to li q uefy thic k m ucus that builds up with a r espi r ato r y in f ecti o n . So me f i n d ings s h o w t ha t h ot li q u i ds m ay be superior to cold liquids in upper respiratory infections. Other liquids can be added , but don ’ t depend on co f fee , tea , or alco h olic be ve ra g es as these liquids m ay cause dehydration. Use M o ist Heat C o m pr esses I f your head is throbbin g and it ’ s di f ficult to breathe throu gh y o u r n o s e , y o u ma y f i nd relief by appl y in g war m m oist c om p r es s es to th e c h ee k s a nd sinuses . I f you use m oist heat, m a k e s ur e it ’ s n ot t oo hot to a v oid s k in injur y. Fl u Sy m p t o m : S t uff y N o se Nasal Sali n e Irrigati on A hos t of s cie n tifi c stu d ies supp o rt sali n e nasal irri g at i on as an e f fecti v e flu re m edy to thin m ucus , decrease postnasal drip, a n d a d d m o i s t u r e t o d r i ed mu c o u s m e mb r a n e s . I n a d d i t i o n, t h e s a li n e n a sa l r i n s e h e l p s to r emove v i r u s p a r t i c l e s a nd bacteria fro m your nose . Here ’s a popular recipe that you can try at ho m e: 1 . Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 t easpoon b a k in g sod a in 8 ounces of war m wate r. 2 . U s e a b u l b s y r i n g e t o s q u i rt water into the nose. 3 . Le ar n i ng ov e r t h e ba t hr o o m sin k , h ol d o n e n o st r il closed by applyin g li g ht fin g er pressure while squirtin g the salt mi x t ur e i nt o t he o t he r n os t r i l. Le t it dr a i n a n d g e n tl y b l o w y o ur nose. 4 . Repeat 2-3 ti m es and then treat the other nostril. Y ou can also use a Neti Pot for n a sal sal i ne i rr ig at i on . A N e ti pot is a cera m ic container that loo k s li k e a g enie ’ s m a g ic la mp and is a v ailable at m ost natural foods stores. 1 . Fill the Neti pot with the s a l i n e s o l u t i o n ( s e e r e c i pe above). 2 . Le a n i ng ove r t h e b at h r o om sin k , tilt your head to one side a n d p o u r t h e s o l u t i on d i r e c t ly i n t o o n e n o s t r i l w i t h t h e N e t i p o t. 3 . The solution will g o into yo u r n a sal c a v i t y an d run out the o t h e r no s t r i l a n d th e b a c k o f y o ur throat. 4 . S pit out the draina g e , and g ently blow your nose to clear your nasal passa g es. Sali n e (Salt W ater) Nasal Spr a ys S al i ne nasal spra y s can be p u r c ha s e d o v e r t h e c o u nt e r at a n y d r u g o r gr o c er y s t o r e a n d a re e f fecti v e , safe and nonirritatin g, e v en f o r children . Sp ray the saline solution into one nostril and then g ently blow the m ucus and saline o ut of t hat nos t ril. R e p e a t t h e p r o c e s s i n t he o p p o s i t e n o s t r il u n t i l b o t h a re runnin g clea r. Dec on gesta n t Nasal S p rays I f you want i mm ediate relief for a swollen , con g ested nasal p a s s a g e , d e c o n ge s t an t n a s al s p ray s su c h a s ox ym et a zol i ne (Af r in ) an d p h en y le p hr i ne (NeoS ynephrine) m ay be h e lp f ul . D e c o n ge st a nt na s al sprays a re safe to use , but it ’s i m portant to stop the spray after three days to a v oid the de v elopm e nt o f r ebo u nd c ongest i on (con g estion that worsens when y o u s t o p t h e s p r a y ) . T h is warnin g is on the bottle of m ost o ver -t h e-co u nter dec o n g es t ant sprays. Fl u Sy m p t o m : C ou gh OTC C ou g h Syr up T ry an o v e r -the-counter cou gh s y r u p t o ca l m a c o u g h w i th f l u . Y o u c a n s e l e c t f r o m a cou g h suppressant , expectorant (gu a i f e n e s i n ) , o r t o p i c al m edicine (a m enthol rub for the c h est ) . I f y o u h a v e as t h m a or o t h e r l u ng d i s e a s e , avo id suppressin g your cou g h . T al k to your doctor to see what m i g ht be h e lpful in your situ a tion. Overt h e -c o u n t e r c o u g h a nd col d m edic i nes s h ould n o t be g i v en to children under 4. S u c k C ou g h D rop s or Hard C andy Keep su g a r -free cou g h drops or hard candy nearby to cal m a tic k l e in your t h roat with t h e flu. I n addition , a teaspoon of honey m i g ht also help cal m an irritated throat. Fl u Sy m p t o m s: Scratc hy T hro at a nd C on gesti on H o t C h ic k e n S oup I f the flu has ta k en its toll on your throat , and it ’ s hard to swallow without g ri m acin g , sip so m e h o t chic k en s o up . Hot chic k en soup is a potent m ucus st i m ula n t , e s peci a lly w hen i t ’s loaded with peppe r , g arlic , hot I n t h e w o r d s o f S u s a n B . A n t h o n y: “ T h e da y w ill c o m e, a nd m a y I a dd v e r y s oo n , “w h e n m e n w i ll r e c o g n i z e a w o m a n a s h i s p e e r, n o t o n l y a t t h e f i r e s i d e , b u t in c o u n c i l s o f n a t i o n s . T h e n , a n d n ot un t il t h e n , w ill t h e r e b e t he p e r f ec t c o m r a d e s h i p , t h e i d e al un i o n b e t w e e n t h e s e x e s t h a t s h a ll r e s u lt i n t h e h i g h e s t d eve l op m e nt o f t h e r a ce. “ I n c l o s i n g , I w i s h t o t h a n k t he W o m e n ’ s C o mm i ss i o n a nd i ts p a r t n e r UN I F E M f o r t a k i n g t he l ea d i n f i n d i n g l o n g t e r m s t r a t e g i es t h a t w ill h e l p u s t o r a i s e t h e b a r in t h e p o li t i ca l d i s c o u r s e . A s w e h a ve h e a r d b e f o r e , t h i s P r o j e c t w as d e s i g n e d t o c r ea t e o pp o r t u n i t i es f o r w o m e n s ee k i n g p o l i t i c al l e a d e r s h i p . T h e P r o g r a m h as acc o m p li s h e d w h a t i t s e t o u t t o d o: i t h a s i n f o r m e d ; i t h a s e m p o w e r e d; a n d i t h a s i n s p i r e d . T h a n k y o u. I w i s h t o ac k n o w l e dg e a ll t he w o m e n i n C o h o r t I I , o u r c o ll e a g u es f r o m C o h o r t I , a n d m y o w n w o m en s upp o r t n e t w o r k w h o h a v e m a de t im e t o b e h e r e t h i s m o r n i n g . L et u s c o n t i n u e t o e x p a n d o u r n e t w o r k, f o r I m a i n t a i n t h a t t h e r e i s n o p o w er qu i t e li k e t h e o n e t h a t i s b o r n o ut o f h u m a n c o nn ec t i o n s . I e s p ec i a lly w i s h t o p e r s o n a ll y r ec o g n i ze M s. J u n e Y o u n g , M r s . S h a r i W ili a m sC a d l e a n d M s . E a r t h L o p ez w ho h a v e a l l o ff e r e d t h e m s e l v e s as p o t e n t i a l ca n d i d a t e s f o r up c o mi ng e l ec t i o n s b o t h a t t h e m u n i c i p a l a nd n a t i o n a l l e v e l s . W e a r e p r o ud of y o u a n d s t a n d r ea d y t o s u pp o rt y o u i n t h i s e n d e a v o r . W e a r e a ll c o gn i za n t t h i s i s a n a r du o u s t a sk bu t , t h e r e i s l i t t l e v a l u e i n t h at w h i c h i s n o t a n a c h i e v e m e nt t h r o ug h h a r d w o r k. F i n a ll y I w i s h t o ac k n o w l e dge t h e p r e s e n ce o f m y m o t h e r , D r. A nd r e a T a e gar , w h o h a s s e r v e d as a n e x e m p l a r y r o l e m o d e l a ll my l i f e . S h e h a s i n f l u e n ce d m e a nd m o l d e d m e i n t o t h e w o m a n I am b y t h e w a y s h e h a s li v e d h e r li f e. S h e h a s t a u g h t m e t h a t t h e r e a re r ea ll y n o limi t s a s l o n g a s I r e m a in t r u e t o m y s e l f . S h e i s t h e f i n e st e x a m p l e I k n o w o f w o m a n t h a t is c o mmi tt e d t o t h e s e r v i ce o f o t h e rs a n d t o s e r v i n g t h e n w i t h a h u g e, g e n e r o u s h ea r t. A w i s e p e r s o n o n ce s a i d : “ L et u s n o t d e m a n d o f o u rs e l ve s t h at w e a l o n e m u s t b e t h e ag e n t of c h a n g e . I n a f i r e b r i g a de eve r y o n e pa ss e s a l o n g a b u c k e t, b u t o n l y t h e l a s t p e rs o n p u t s o ut t h e f i r e . N o n e o f u s k n o w w h e re w e s t a n d i n li n e . W e m a y b e h e re s im p l y t o p a s s a b u c k e t o r b e c a l l ed u po n t o p l a y a m a j o r r o l e .” L e t u s d i r ec t o u r t h oug h t s , w o r d s, a n d ac t i o n s t o f i n d i n g t h e b a l a n ce t h a t w e s ee k . I b o rr o w f r o m t he m o t t o o f t h e S p e c i a l O l y m p i c s, w h e n I s a y : L e t u s be b r a v e i n o ur a tt e m p t” . M y s i n ce r e c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o my C o ll e a gu e s , t h e P r e s i d e n t , B o a r d of D i r ec t o r s a n d E x ec u t i v e D i r ec t or o f t h e W o m e n ’ s C o mmi ss i o n f o r a j o b w e ll d o n e. A s w e c h a r t t h e w a y f o r w a r d m ay w e a l w a y s s ee k t h e gu i d a n ce a nd w i s d o m o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t. I T h a n k Y ou C o n ti n u e d F r o m P a g e 6 T racy a nd h e r proud m o t h er D r . A ndr ea T aegar P l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 15 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: 804 4900 & 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 Sund a y , A p r il 10 , 2011 ARIES: March 22 to A p ril 20 T h e r e a r e i n d i c a t i o n s of m oneta r y g ains throu g h deals r e la t ed t o p r op e rt y . Al t ho u gh this aspect is handled well , you ne e d to wor k extr a har d at partnerships and ne g otiate well t o a r r ive a t c o m f o r ta b l e t e r ms of a g ree m ent . Y ou will need to a g gr es s i v el y t r y t o a cq u i r e a n ew s k il l. L u c k y n u m b e r s : 35 , 8 6 , 9 3. TAURUS: A p ril 21 to May 21 Th e re m ay h av e b e en s o me reason for concern at the work p l ac e . Th i n gs m ay ha v e r e s ol v ed fairly by now and you m ay be in an easier fra m e of m ind . Y ou s h o u l d p a y a t te n t i on t o a ny new contracts you enter into or new people you hire; ter m s of e n g a g e m e n t mu s t b e c l e a r. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 05 , 42 , 68. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 This wee k brin g s out a strea k of a dv e n tu r e a nd r i s k ta k in g i n y o u. Th e re m ay h av e b e en s o me restlessness with re g ard to what you ha v e achie v ed up till now or whe r e y o u s t and i n l i fe . I t w ill be wise to le v era g e the clout of inf l uenti a l peo p le fo r ensu r ing success. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 30 , 55, 76. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 Ther e is too much wor k to be de a lt wi t h in t his p hase . Y ou lea v e no stone unturned as your e f f o rts ar e dri v en not ju s t by ma t e ri a li s t i c d es i r e s b ut a l so e m otional ones . Y ou will try to d o y o u r be s t f o r lo v e d o n e s. D o n’t s e ek va l i d a t i o n a nd ap p ro v a l fro m othe r s. L u c ky W e a r e l o c a t e d o ff Jo s e ph A nd 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 ld 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 i l : c l e a n m a s t e r b z @ ya h oo . c om nu m b e r s : 01 , 21 , 89. LEO: July 24 to August 21 S o m e relations h ips m ay see m to be sappin g you out . Y ou desire newness and an excitin g life in this phase and what better way than to m eet new people from di f ferent cultures . Heartbrea k is li k ely if you don ’ t watch your own a ttitude . T ry to r e sol ve a n y c o nfl i ct a m i c abl y. L u c ky nu m b e r s : 27 , 48 , 95. VIRGO: August 22 to Se p tember 21 Lo t s o f a c t i o n i s p r omi s e d on the wor k front . Y ou m ay ha v e to w o r k e x t r a h o u r s t o me et your wor k com m it m ent s . New pr o jec t s ma y co m e y o ur w a y. Y o u wil l be e njo y in g w ork i n t h i s p h a s e . Y o u r fami l y is i m portant to you . Cherish your f a m i l y y o u w i l l b e n e f i t i n t he l o n g r u n. L u c k y n u m b e r s : 0 6 , 3 3, 84. LIBRA: Se p tember 22 to October 23 W o r k t a k e s c e n t r e s t a g e. Howe v e r , the m o v es you m a ke in this phase will be astute and powered by a desire to identify stren g ths and reduce any ris k s. Y o u wi l l have to t a k e s o me tou g h decisions if you wish to realise yo u r drea m s. L u c ky nu m b e r s : 18 , 49 , 72. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 T h e c omi n g w e ek ma y be s l i g h t ly t ou gh on you , es p eci a lly w i th re g ard to fi n an c es . Y o u w i ll need t o sift out unn e cessary e x p e n s e s . T h e r e ma y a l so b e a f e w p e o p l e r e l a t ed disappoint m ents . Howe v e r , that c a n b e m a n a g e d w e l l i f y o u l e a rn to m ana g e you r expectations. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 44 , 56 , 87. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Th e re w i ll b e oppo r tuni t ies this wee k that you could work to y our ad va nta g e , pro v ide d you p u t i n h a r d w o rk . S u c c e ss will b e yours , but y ou m ust re m e m ber to hold on to hu m ilit y . A rro g ance and harsh words n e e d t o b e gua r d e d aga i n s t. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 1 1 , 60 , 75. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Y ou can loo k forward to so me a m a z in g r e s u lt s t hi s w ee k . T h e re w i l l b e p r o g r e s s a t w o rk an d pr o g re s s i n in t erp e rso n al relatio n s too , leadin g t o g ains. Y ou need to thin k twice about as s ocia t in g w ith p e ople who ma y b e a r o u n d a n d d r ag you down with their ne g ati v it y. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 24 , 36 , 52. AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 I nterest in acade m ic pursuits is h i g h light e d in th i s ph a se . Y ou have t o th i n k a hea d be f ore t ak in g an y a c tio n . Y o u w i ll realise this when you see how m u c h mi l e a g e c a n b e d e r i v e d o ut o f t h is on e s i m p l e e xe r ci s e. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 10 , 47 , 63. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Y ou ar e only thin k i ng about ma te r ia l is t ic g ai n s . Y o u p l an to m axi m ise your m one t ary g ains . There m ay be rewor k ing required on so m e existin g plans and you do not flinch fro m the eff o rt it w i ll r e qu i r e . P er s o n al re l ati o nshi p s c o uld s u f fe r as you ar e too tied up wi t h wo rk. L u c ky nu m b e r s : 41 , 77 , 96. 1 A c r e H o m e s i t e l o c a t ed o n B u ll e t T r ee R o a d, S a n I g n a c i o , C ayo 824-2060 rallen@btl.net We A MS T o P lea se 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: 804 4900 & 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 Sund a y , A p r il 10 , 2011 Dear E d it o r; I t h in k I will bo y cott my fa v o r ite Chine s e establi s h m ent for the ne x t two d ays be c ause n o g o o d d e e d s h o u l d go un p unis h ed. I w a s incon v enie n ced for t w o d a y s a nd w h il e I sy m p a th i ze w i t h t h e C h i n e s e , I m u s t vo te with m y spendin g power since I ha v e a choice too. T h e r e a r e n o n C h i n e se e s t a b l i s h me n t s I w i ll s e e k o ut t o d a y a n d t o m o r r o w to patronize . I t ’ s nothin g personal just a little reciprocit y. I belie v e that for starters , the C h i n es e s h o u ld s t op se l l i ng t h o s e w e e d r o l l i ng p a p e r, phillie s , and other d r u g paraphernalia to t he boyz in the h o o d . T h e y s h o u l d t o t a l ly eli m inate that ele m ent fro m the m erchandize they sell. I c ou l d h a ve a p pr e ci a te d a shutdown in the city where the k illin g s occur but why countrywide ... co m e o n .... punishing their loyal custo m ers across the e n ti r e co u nt r y ju s t d o e s n ot see m ri g ht to m e. I belie v e that this was a poor st r ate g y in dec i din g to f lex countr y -wide. T h i s i s j u s t m y p e r s o n al c o mm e n t. T r ev or V er non, Burrel Boom , Belize District I W ill B oy c o tt M y F a v o r i t e C h i n e se E s t a b li s h m e nt F o r T w o D ays Dear E d it o r; I thou g ht I was seein g thin gs w h e n I l a s t l o oke d a t t he d e pl o rab l e c on d it i on o f o ur b e love d S a cr e d He a rt P r i m a ry S chool in Dan g ri g a. A fter ha v in g read W ellin g ton Ramos ’ a rti c le i n las t we e k ’s e d iti o n o f t h e S T A R New s pap e r, I a m assured I was correct. W h e n I at t e n d e d Sa c r ed H e a r t P r ima r y S c h o o l in Dan g ri g a as a youn g k id , the sch o ol was in th e shape of a capita l “L ” . They la t er added t h e e x ten s ion al o n g t hat str e et headin g strai g ht to the wharf . A buildin g referred to as Tho m as M o o r e H o u s e w s o c c u p i ed upstairs by S tandard Three , and d o w n s t a i r s w a s t h e B a b i es Roo m which was the ter m used in those days for k inde rg arden. M y d a y s a t Sa c r e d H e a rt Pr im ary S choo l dat e s bac k to 1 9 4 6 . C e rt a i n l y , W el l i n g t o n ’s research is accurate as stated in his article. T h e J e s u i t s p a i d mo re a t t e nt i o n t o d e t a il s t ha n t he present careta k ers , the Claretian order of priests. When Father Do m inic tried to transfe r 50 odd teacher s without c o n s u l t a ti o n , I kn e w t h e n t h at they are o f f base as far as their dealin g s with Dan g ri g a fol k s is concerned. I than k W ellin g ton Ra m os for h i s en l ight e n i n g a r ti c l e o n t he subject. Ma r c u s (Mark) Marti n ez T h e D e p l o r a b l e C o nd i t i o n O f O u r Bel o v ed P r i m a r y S c h oo l I n D a n g r i ga E L E C T I O N S & B O U N D A R I E S D E P A R T M E NT VILLA G E COUNCI L ELECTION RESU L TS A p ril 3 , 20 11 ELECTION REPO R T BI-ELECTION F or Bi-Electi on s h el d i n t h e V illage/C o mm un ity of La De m o cracia V illage , Beli ze District on S und a y , A p ril 3 , 20 1 1: NO. CANDID A TE NAME POSITIO N NO . O F V OTES ELECTED RECEIVED 1 S heryl Coote Chair m an 45 Elected 2 I r m a Jean Ra m os Chair m an 30 3 Glenda Estella W estby Councillor Uncontested Elected F or Bi-Electi on s h el d i n t h e V illage/C o mm un ity of Cri qu e J u te V illage , T o le do District on S und a y , A p ril 3 , 20 1 1: NO . CANDID A TE NAM E POSITION NO . O F V OTES ELECTED RECEIVED 1 S il v estre Delfino Cho Councillor 23 Ele c ted 2 Zita T eresita Tzac Councillor 5 Dear E d it o r; The Belizean sites now run by B T B a n d B V K be g i n n i n g M a r ch 3 1 st ar e s l i p pi ng i n G oo g le a l r e a d y . N o me t a t ags . No c o n t e n t i n m a n y o f t h em. Missin g i m a g es , stupid i m a g es not related to the pa g e they are readin g . L i k e so m e 8 year old is doin g it . I t ' s cri m inal . The BTB/ B V K c o m b o ar e wr e c k i n g t he Belizean W eb Presence. They k illed T oucan T rail . com, w h i c h i s t h e O N L Y w eb p r e s e n c e f o r ma n y sma ll operato r s . I a m be gg i n g to g et that into m y hands so m ehow so I can at least g et that bac k up . I won ' t cha rg e anyone a di m e. Belize a n W e b s i t e s C o mm i t S e a r c h E n g i n e Su i c i de T h ey a re k n o c ki n g B el i ze w e b s i t e s o u t o f h a r d w on hi g h Goo g le r a n k in g s all by t h e m s e l v e s . T he f ol ks be l ow the m will lo v e it. My w e bsit e s ar e alr e ady t a k i n g o v e r s e v e ra l t o p sp o ts they had alre a dy with c e rtain se a rch c rite r ia . A nd i t doe s n 't m a k e m e happ y. S earch En g ine S uicide . This R e a l l y M a t t e r s . F o r mo re infor m ation on this m atter g o to http : //a m be rg r iscaye . c o m /fo r um/ ub b t h re a d s . p h p / to p i c s/ 40 4 352 / 1 . h t ml grac i as .... Marty Casa do, W ebmaste r , Belizenews . com T h e e s s e n ti a l c h a r a c t e r of s o c i a l i s m i s t h e d e n i a l of i nd i v i du a l p r op e r t y r i gh t . U nd er s o c i a li s m , t h e r i g h t t o p r op e r ty [ w h i c h i s t h e r i g h t o f u s e a nd d i s po s a l ] i s v e s t e d i n “ s o c i e t y as a w h o l e ,” i n t h e c o ll e c ti v e , w ith p r odu c ti o n a n d d i s t r i bu t i on c on t r o ll e d b y t h e s t a t e , i e . b y t he gov e r n m e n t. S o c i a li s m m a y b e e s t a b li s h ed b y f o r c e , a s i n t h e S ov i et S o c i a li s t R e pub li c s o r b y v o t e , as i n N azi [ N a ti o n a l S o c i a l i s t] G e r m a n y ]. T h e d e g r ee m a y be t o t a l , a s i n R u ss i a o r p a r ti a l , a s in E n g l a n d , B e li ze a nd no w t he U . S .. T h e b a s i c p r i n c i p l e i s t he s a m e. T h e a ll e g e d go a l s o f s o c i a li sm h a v e b e e n t h e a bo l i ti o n of p o v e r t y , t h e a c h i e v e m e n t of g e n e r a l p r o s p e r it y , p r o g r e ss, p ea c e a nd h u m a n b r o t h e r h ood. T h e r e s u lt s h a v e b e e n t e rr i f y i ng f a il u r e , t e rr i f y i ng t h a t i s , i f on e ’s m o ti v e i s m e n s w e l f a r e. S o c i a li s m A C r i t i que I n s t ea d o f p r o s p e r it y , s o c i a li sm h a s b r o u g h t e c o n o m i c p a r a l y s is a nd \ o r c o ll a p s e t o e v e r y c oun t ry t h a t t r i e d it . T h e d e g r ee of s o c i a li za ti on h a s b ee n t h e d e g r ee o f d i s a s t e r . T h e c on s e qu e n ces h a v e v a r i e d acc o r d i ng l y. W h e n y ou c on s i d e r s o c i a li s m, d o no t f o o l y ou r s e l f a bou t i t ’s n a t u r e . T h e r e i s n o s u ch d i c ho t o m y a s “ h u m a n r i g h t s” v e r s u s “p r o p e r t y r i g h t .” No h u m a n r i gh t s c a n e x i s t w i t h o ut p r op e r t y r i gh t s . S i n c e m a t e r i al good s a r e p r odu ce d b y t h e mi nd a nd e f f o r t o f i nd i v i du a l m e n, a nd a r e n ee d e d t o s u s t a i n t h e i r li v e s, i f t h e p r odu ce r do e s no t o w n t he r e s u l t o f h i s e f f o r t , h e d o e s n ot o w n h i s li f e. T o d e n y p r op e r t y r i gh t s m ea ns t o t u r n m e n i n t o p r op e r t y o w n ed b y t h e s t a t e . W ho e v e r, [ O ba m a] c l a im s t h e “ r i g h t” t o r e d i s t r i bu te t h e w ea lt h p r odu ce d b y o t h e r s is c l a i mi n g t h e “ r i g h t” t o t r eat hu m a n b e i ng s a s c h a tt e l. O n l y a n i n d i v i du a l m a n c an po s s e ss r i g h t s , t h e e xp r e s s i on “ i n d i v i d u a l r i g h t s” i s a r e dun d a n c y . T h e e xp r e ss i on “ c o ll ec ti ve r i g h t s” i s a c on t r a d i cti on i n t e r m s. A n y g r o u p or “ c o l l e c t i v e” is on l y a nu m b e r o f i nd i v i du a l s . A g r ou p c a n h a v e n o r i g h t s o t h er t h a n t h e r i g h t s o f i t s i n d i v i d u al m e m b e r s. T h e p r i n c i p l e o f i n d i v i du al r i g h t s i s t h e o n l y m o r a l b a s e of a ll g r oup s o r a ss o c i a ti on s. I t w a s t h e c on ce p t o f i nd i v i du al r i gh t s t h a t h a d g i v e n b i r t h t o a fr ee s o c i e t y. I t w a s t h e d e s t r u c t i on of I n d i v i d u a l r i g h t s t h a t t he d e s t r u c t i on o f f r ee d o m h a d to b e g i n. [ T o b e c o n ti nu e d ]. R o n a l d G a rr i s on S a n I g n a c i o, C a yo 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 , A p r il 10 , 2011 S TA R T el: 804 4900 & 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 age 15 B Y : Clive Myers BE L I Z E CIT Y , W edn e sd ay A p ril 6 , 20 1 1: T h e B el i z e T o u ri s m B o a r d, (BTB) with the a ssistance of the Border Manage m ent Ag ency and under its new hospitality buildin g initiati v e , presents the I nfor m ation Kios k s Project. This project , which ori g inally c om m e n c e d i n J an u a r y 2 0 1 1 a nd is intended to ha v e k ios k s set up at v arious border points , see ks t o a u g m e n t t h e l e ve l of e a se at which tour i sts can access nec e ssary infor m a tion a bout Belize. Currently the Belize T ourism B o a r d h a s t w o f u n c t i o n i ng i n fo r m a t io n k i o s k s : o n e a t t he P h il l ip G o ld s on I n t er n a t io n al Ai r p o r t a n d a n o t h e r a t t he Fo r t S t reet T ou r is m V ill a g e. Howe v e r , the project intends to establish four additional k ios ks at all c ardinal borde r points across the country as follows at t h e W e s t e r n B o r d e r S t a t i o n in B e nq u e V ie j o , C ay o ; At t he No r the r n B o rde r S t a tio n in S a n t a E l e n a , C o r o z a l ; A t t he S o uth e rn Bor d er S ta t ion in Punta Gorda , T oledo and at the E a s t e r n B o r d er S t a t i o n i n San Pedro , Belize District. Throu g h this project , BTB can ensure that proper assistance is g i v en to al l v i s it o rs ; th e re b y, e n s u r i ng t h a t t h e i r a r r i v al experiences are as s m ooth and m e m orable as possible. I n m a k in g these m uch-needed k i o s k s a r e a l i t y , t h e B T B w i ll b u i l d t h e n e w I n f o rma t i on Kios k s in 2 phases . The k ios ks a t th e No r th e rn a nd W est e rn b o r d e r s t a t i o n s , w h i c h a re sch e duled t o be c o m plet e d in Ma y , will b e const r ucted f i rst. T h e B T B a n t i c i p a t e t h a t t h is project will be well recei v ed by all , and it will ser v e to g reatly en h ance the l e v el o f in f or m a t ion ser v ices o f fered to tra v elers. . For m ore i nfor m atio n on the BTB and its ser v ices , v isit ww w . be l izetra v eltr a de . o rg . curry powde r , or other pun g ent spice that helps to thin m ucus in the m outh , throat , and lun g s. S tudies ha v e shown that hot c h i c k e n s o u p i m p r o v e s t he f u nc t io n o f c il i a , th e t in y h a ir li k e projectio n s in the nasal pa s sa g es that p rotec t the b ody f r om f o r e i g n b a c t e r i a a nd v iruses . S tea m in g chic k en soup m ay also i m pro v e the m otion of disease-fi g htin g white blood cells. S p ice It Up G a r l i c ( t h e s t i nk i n g r o s e) app e ars to ha v e a n ti m icr o bial a n d imm u n es ti m ul a ti ng p r op ertie s and may g i v e reli e f of upp e r resp i rator y con g e s tion with cold or flu. Gin g er also sti m ulates ner v es that lead to m ucus production. G i nge r a p p e a r s t o h a v e an antioxidant e f fect , as well as an an t i-i n flam m at o ry e f fe c t , a nd sti m ul a tes the produ c tion of interferon that helps fi g ht v iral infections. Ch i li pe p per s a r e a g r e at source of capsaicin , an antioxidant that also acts as a natural d e co ng e s ta n t a nd e xp e ct o ra n t . If you ha v e a stron g sto m ach , add a f ew c hili pepp e rs t o se a son your foods or use a few drops of hot sauce in a food or be v era g e. The added “spice” will help to o p en y o ur na s a l p a ss age s a nd te m porarily i m pro v e breathin g. Dab so m e horseradish on your sandwich if you need a decong estant e f fect . Horseradish — a r o ot — co n ta i ns a c h e m i c al si m ilar to one found in decong est a nts. T ry a n E xp ect o ra nt W i t h a c o l d o r f l u , i t ’s i m portant to k eep m ucus thin so i t do e sn’t s t a g n ate an d al l ow bacteria to breed , thus , increasin g the chances of infection. T r y a n o v e r t h e c o u n t er e x pec t ora n t s u ch a s gu aif e nes i n, w h i c h i s f o u nd i n overt h ec o u n t e r c o ugh p r o d uc t s s u ch a s R o b i tu s si n a n d M u c in e x. R e m e m b e r t h a t overt h ec o u n t e r c o u g h a n d c o ld m edicines should not be g i v en to children under 4 . Follow the directions on the label. Fl u Sy m p t o m s: Fever a nd M u scle Ac h es T ry a n OTC A n algesic A fe v er is your body ’ s way of fi gh tin g t h e v ira l infec t ion. T h e r e a r e o v e r t h e c o u n t er m edications such as aspirin, a c e t a m i no p h e n ( T y le n ol ) a nd i b u p r o f e n ( A d v i l ) t h a t c an redu c e fe v er a nd ease a ching mu s c l e s . F o l l o w t h e d o s age r e co m m en d at i on o n t he lab e l. Ne v er g i v e aspirin to a child to reduce fe v er ! Call your doctor if you’re unsure about what to take to ease f e v er and b ody aches. P u m p M or e Fl u i ds W ith a fe v e r , you can easily beco m e dehydrated unless you are increasin g fluids . Be sure to i n cre a se liq u id s in c lud i n g wat e r, c l e a r s o u p s o r b r o t h , a n d a n e l e ctroly t e replacement drin k until the fe v er resol v es. S tay i n Be d a nd Rest G e tt i ng p l en t y o f r e s t a nd h e a l i n g s l e e p i s i m p o r t a n t to boost i mm une f u nction and g i ve t h e b o dy ti m e t o h e al . I t is d u rin g th e de e per sta g es o f s l eep t h a t y o u ex p er i e n ce m e ta b o l ic and tissue restoration. Fl u S y m p t o m s: Ni gh tti me C on gesti on a nd Ca n ’t Sleep T ry a H u m i d i f ier I f the air in your roo m is too dr y , use a war m m ist hu m idifier or v aporizer to add m oisture to the air and help ease nasal and chest con g estion . A lways clean t h e h u m id i fi e r wi t h a b le a ch s o lu t io n every fe w d a ys to pre v e nt the g r o wth of ba c teria and m olds. Use OTC Nasal S tri ps I f t h e f l u h as ca u sed na s al s w e l l i n g a n d c o nge s t i o n, m a k in g it di f ficult to fall asleep, try o v e r -the-counter nasal strips to alle v iate this proble m . These strips of tape a r e placed o v er the b r i dge o f t h e n o s e , t h e n a p l a s t i c s t r i p s p r i ngs b a ck, he l pin g to g e n tly o pen y our n a s a l p a s s age s a n d r e d u ce ai r flo w re s ista n ce . A no t her C o n ti n u e d F r o m P a g e 11 me t h od of o p en i n g t h e n a s al passa g es is to use su rg ical tape, o n e qu a r t er in c h wi d e . G e n t ly apply one end of the tape to the tip of your nose , lift , and fasten the other end of the tape to the top of your nose. 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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