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Sund a y Ju l y 31 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 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 l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 2 P l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 15 SAN I G NAC I O T O W N Cay o T hu r s d a y, Jul y 2 8 2 0 1 1: Maxwell s S uper m ar k et in Bullet T ree Falls V i l la g e Cayo was r o bbed last W ednesday ni g ht by two ar m ed m as k ed m ale persons. Pr o m p t po l ic e a c ti o n r e su l ted in a r r e s t s a n d f o rma l c h argi n g o f t h r ee persons. The owner of the store Guo Lia n W u, 43 reported that the cash drawer was e m ptied and that the robbers escaped wit h only the d a ys sa l e whi c h he esti m ated at around $500. A r r est e d a nd joi n tl y c h a rge d f or r o bb e ry i n c on n ect i on w i th t he in c ide n t, w e r e Khader Habe t, 2 0 B e l i z e an une m ployed and his li v e-in g irlfriend, Jessica La mb 21 Belizean do m estic, both residin g at #45 Bullet T ree Road, S an Ig nacio alon g with G il b ar do A m in Castillo 20 Belizean laborer of a Blue Bird S treet address also in S an Ig nacio T o w n. T h e t r i o a p p e a r ed b e for e S e n ior Ma g i strate Li n s b ert W illis in S a n I g na c io s ma g i st r ate co u rt o n M o nd a y Ju l y 2 5 wh e re K h a d er H a b e t 20 Gil b a r d o A m i n C a s t ill o 20 BA C H A TA R E G G A ET ON S A L SA SAN I G NAC I O T O W N Cay o T hu r s d a y, Jul y 2 8 2 0 1 1: A Belize City m an was beaten al m ost to death in the western v illa g e of S an Jose S uccotz last Thursday ni g ht July 2 1 by a n g r y r e s i de n t s ami d st re p o r ts t h at he atte m pted to ha v e sexual intercourse with a 14 year old boy fro m the v illa g e. I t w as s ho r tly af t er 8 o c lo c k t h at T h ur s da y n i g h t w h en t h e a c c u s e d R e ginal R o y C u mb er b atc h, 6 1, a B eliz e an f r ee-l a nce m essen g er of #3 Plues S t r e e t B e l i z e C i t y, arri v ed at a house in the v illa g e to deli v er a birth ce r tif i cate as r e que s ted for which he recei v ed the $50 f e e. The report indicates that since i t w a s r el a t i v e l y d ark i n t h at poorly lit area of the v illa g e, a s h e w a s l e avi n g t he house C u m berbatch re p ortedly r e q u e s t e d f o r t h e b o y to R e g i n a ld Roy Cu m berba t ch 61 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 AR No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 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 AR 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 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 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. 283 Sunday, July 31, 2011 Price $1.00 CU M B IA 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 Ju l y 31 2011 Gilbardo Castillo pled g uilty as cha rg ed He was fined $700 to be paid by October 31 20 1 1 in default 6 m onths i m prison m ent after which h e wal k ed out of court and bac k onto the streets of S an Ig nacio. I t was not that easy howe v er f o r t h e o t h e r t w o a c c u s e d, Khader Habet and his g irlfriend Jessic a L a m b who b o th pled not g uilty to t he cha rg e they were re m anded to prison and ordered to return to court in 90 days on T uesda y October 25. Si n c e t h i s a r r e s t l a st W e dn e sd a y n i g h t t he r e h as been n o reported robbe r y at any C h in e se b u si n es s p l ac e w it h in t h e com m u ni t y a n o c c ur r e n ce w h i c h w a s h a p p e n i ng w i th t r ou b li ng f re q ue n cy o ve r t he past se v eral m onths. C o n ti n u e d F r o m F r o n t P a ge Beli z e Cit y M ond a y J u ly 25, 20 1 1: The Cayo District is rich in t o u r i s t a t t r a c t i o n s a n d in p a rti c ul a r offe r s a diver s ity of Maya te m ples and unde rg round Maya cere m onial centers. T h r e e o f t h e mo st po p ular a rcha e olo g i c al si t es, X u na n tu n ic h Ca h al Pe c h a nd A ctun T unichil Mu km al ( A TM) w i l l b e n e f i t f r o m f u n d i ng un d er th e S ust a inab l e T ou r ism P r o g r am (S T P) u nde rgo ing si g nif i cant i m pro v e m e nts and enhance m ents to the facilities. The m ost pressin g need is for replac em ent of the o ld hand c r a n k e d f e r r y a t X u n an t u n i c h, with a la rg er but equally iconic m o d el. Ad d i ti o na l e n ha n c em e n ts Sig n i n g of t h e C on tract(L-R) T ou ris m Di r ect o r Ms Sele ni Mat u s NICH P r esi d e n t Ms Dia n e Hayl o c k M r J o a qu in Q u i non e ro Ma n agi n g Di r ect or of I n cate m a C on s u lti n g a nd Ms C h risty Mastr y ST P O p erati on s Ma n ager N o t i ce i s h e r e b y g i v e n t h a t u n d er t h e I n t o x i c a t i ng L i q u o r L i c e n se O r d i n a n c e C h a p t e r 150 o f t h e L a ws o f B e l i ze R e v i s e d E d i t i o n 20 0 0, S ANDR A D I A Z & AD EL SO M A R T I N EZ a r e a pp l y i ng f o r a P U BL I CAN S P E C I A L L I Q U OR L I C E N SE f o r t h e y e a r 20 1 1 to o p e r a t e EL M AR I N E R O l o c a t e d at t h e c o r n e r D i a z & K e n n d e y S t r e e t s, B e nq u e V i e j o T o w n C a yo D i s t r i c t. in c lude e xpand e d bat h room facili t ies and a new v isitor center at Xunantun i ch and v isitor center reno v ations trail u pg r a d e a n d e x p an s io n o f t he bathro o m s at Cahal Pech A p l ann e d e n tra n ce a nd a rri v al a r e a w i t h m u c h n e e d ed b a t h r o om a n d c h a ngi n g f a c i l i t i es a r e i n t h e w o rks f o r A TM cave. T od a y a contract for $Bz 1 1 9 7 2 0 w a s s i g n e d w i th winnin g fir m I ncate m a Consulti ng S A L td w ho ar e w o r ki ng i n c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h a w e ll e s ta b li s he d l o ca l a r ch i te c t a nd en g inee r and a tea m of tourism m a n a g e m e n t a n d h e r i t age interpretation professionals. T h e f i r m w i l l c omp l e te a r c h i t e c t u r a l d e s i g n s a nd interpretation plans for the sites i n p r epa r at i on fo r th e over $ B z 8 00 0 0 0 i n v e s t m e nt in wor k s to be g in early next yea r. The planned up g rades to the fa c ili t ies are t i m e l y w ith the launch of Belize 2012 A New Begin n ing. Funding for the US$15million Sus t ainable T ourism Program is provided by the Government of Belize through an IDB loan, a n d f rom th e B e li z e T o ur i sm Board For more inf o rmation a b o u t t h e p r o g r a m p l e a se c o nta c t t h e P r o j e ct C o o r d i n a t i n g U n i t at i n f o @ s us t a i n a bl e t o u r is m b z o rg or visit the STP website at ww w s us t ainab l etourism b z org N o t i ce i s h e r e b y g i v e n t h a t u n d er t h e I n t o x i c a t i ng L i q u o r L i c e n se O r d i n a n c e C h a p t e r 150 o f t h e L a ws o f B e l i ze R e v i s e d E d i t i o n 20 0 0, AN D R E A M OS i s a p p l y i n g f o r a P U BL I CAN S P E C I A L L I Q U OR L I C E N SE f o r t h e y e a r 20 1 1 to o p e r a t e CA H A L P E C H CA FE l o c a t e d on M o ss i a h S t r ee t S an I gn a c i o T o w n i n t h e C a yo D i s t r i c t. SAN I G NACIO T O W N Cay o, Th u r sda y Jul y 2 8 2 0 1 1: The f irst phase of the S an I gn a c i o M u n i c i p a l S t r e e t s a nd Draina g e Pro j ect has been c o m p le t e d w i t h t h e ho t mix pa v in g of the center square on Burns A v enue. May or J ohn A u g u st infor m ed that the second and third phases will s o on be g in wh i ch will e n co m p as s simil a r c i v i l wo r ks on Hudso n S tr e et a round the T own Hall Colu m bus Par k and the upper porti o n of B urns A v enue in front of A tlantic and S c ot i a B a n k s a s w e ll a s t he upper portion of Burns A v enue up to V enus Hotel an d around the S a v annah area including up gr adin g of the Coron a tion Pa r k. T h e ma y o r a d d i t i o n a l ly i n fo r m ed th a t wi t h w e at h er p e r m i t tin g t h e p r oje c t s h oul d be co m pleted well before the end of this yea r. U pon c o mplet i on of the p r o j ec t s ai d M a yo r Aug u s t, t h e c e n te r o f Sa n I g n a c io T o w n w i l l e m e r g e w i t h a completely new face li f t which will also include the upgrading of the d rain a ge s y stem and the c onstruct i on of c o vered si d ewa l ks a lon g bo t h s i des of B u rn s A ve n ue an d H ud s on S treet . F O R S A LE 722 A c s o n M a c a l R i v e r a t M o n k e y F a ll s 1560 R i v e r f r o nt *17 C l e a r e d R i v e r l o t s w i t h L U A A pp r ova l W oo d e d Y rr o und Sp r i n g Hi ll s w / V i e w s O n G r i d *10 m i n s f r om S a n I g n a c i o F i n a n c i n g A va i l *$1200 U S D / A c. ** *** *** 57 A c F a r m S a n A n t o n i o a r e a 2 a p a r t m e n t s 1 A C ., w a ll ed ga r d e n p oo l f e n ce d f r u i t t r ee s o u t bu i l d i n g s f u r n i s h i n gs n e go t i a b l e $330 k U SD 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 Ju l y 31 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 MEXICO CIT Y W e dn es d a y, J u ly 27 20 1 1: A M e x i c a n j u dge h as s e n t e n c e d a USb o rn t e e n a g er to three years in prison for four m u r d e r s w h i c h h e s a i d he c a r r i e d ou t o n t h e or d e r s o f a dru g g an g. E d gar Ji m e n e z L u go 14 at the ti m e of the k illin g s said he w a s u n de r th e i n fl u enc e o f dr ugs and threatened by g an g leaders, accordin g to o f ficials. T h e s e n t e n c e w a s t he m a x i m u m al l owe d fo r a j u v e n ile i n t h e s tat e o f M o re l os wh e re he was tried. Ji m enez was born in Califo rn i a bu t h a s s pe n t mo st of hi s l i fe in Mexico. The ju v enile court in Morelos found the teena g er g uilty of ki l l i ng f o u r p e o p l e w h o se mu ti l ate d b o di e s w ere fo u nd h a n g i ng f r o m a b r i d g e in Cuerna v aca in 2010. A c o u r t s p o k e sma n s a id Ji m enez s thr e e-yea r sent e nce was e f fecti v e fro m 2 January 2010 He will be k ept in a ju v enile facilit y. J i m e n e z n i c k n ame d El P o n c hi s wa s a r r es t e d b y t he M e x i c a n a r m y l a s t D e c e m b e r. He was tryin g to catch a plane f r o m Cue r na v ac a w i th t wo of his sisters to g et bac k to S an D i e g o w h e r e h i s M e x i c an m other li v es. Ji m e n e z w as ar r este d last Dece m b e r wh ile tryi n g to catc h a p la n e t o t h e US Off i c i a l s s a y t h e b oy c o nf e ss e d t o w orking f o r t he S o ut h P a ci f ic dr u g c ar t el in Morelos state. H e t o l d t h e m h e h a d b e en abducted and g i v en dru g s and then ordered t o carry o u t the k i l lings. A t the ti m e of his arrest the Re f or m a new s pape r qu o ted Ed g ar Ji m enez as sayin g : I f elt b a d do i n g i t I w a s for c e d to do it T h ey sai d t h ey wou l d k ill m e i f I di dn t d o i t. I o n ly beheaded the m but ne v er hung [t h eir b odi e s] f rom br i d g e s, ne v e r . Han g in g bodies fro m brid g es a t b u s y i n t e r s e c t i o n s i s a practice a m on g Mexican cartels as a way to inti m idate ri v als. S o m e 40 000 people ha v e died i n dr ug -r e la t ed v io l enc e si n ce P r esi d e n t Feli p e Cal d e ron be g an deployin g troops to fi g ht the cartels in late 2006 M o nd ay : D r a f t B ee r $3 00 T u e s d ay : L o c a l R u m $3 00 W e d : P a n t y R i pp e r $3 95 T hu r s d ay : Pi a C o l a d a $9 95 F r i d ay : M i c h e l a d a s $4 00 M e x i c a n & Belize a n M e nu M o n d a y F r i d ay 5 t o 7 P .M H A PP Y HO UR M o n d a y s To F r i d a y s: R e g u l ar Ma r g ar i t a s: $ 6 .95 S t r a b e r r y Ma r g a r i t a s: $7 95 B l ue Ma r g ar i t a s : $8.95 We Are The Home Of MARGARITAS SPECIALS 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 Ju l y 31 2011 T a k e s t h i s oppo r t un i t y t o i n f o r m i t s m a ny v a l u e d c u st o m e r s, f r i e n d s a n d t h e p u b li c i n g e n e r a l o f t h e r e l o cat i o n o f t h e b u s i n e ss, i n t h e a f t e r m a t h o f t h e J u l y 7 t h f i re o n B u r n s A v e nu e S a n I gn ac i o n. T h e b u s i n e ss i s n o w l o ca t e d i n t h e M aza n e r o C o m p l ex i n t h e S a v a nn a h A r ea o f S a n I gn ac i o n ea r t h e H e r i t a ge B a n k a n d ac r o ss t h e s t r ee t f r o m t h e m a i n b u s t e r m i n a l. C u s t o m e r s a r e r e m i n d e d t h a t at W e c o n t i nu e p r o v i d e y o u w i t h t h e s a me r e li a b l e a n d p r of e ss i o n a l s e rv i c e w h ile off e r i n g y o u t h e s a m e h i g h q u a li t y a nd affo r d a b l e p r o d u c t s a l w a y s. T e l : 626 2038 a nd 666 5616 Dear Edito r, The article What Form W ill Reparation T ake? was not an e a sy a rti c le to f in d as it w as tuc k ed in at the top of pa g e two of the S unday July 17 edition. Wh a t the article said was i m p orta n t b u t "c o ntr i but e d" d o es n ot h elp the m es s a g e A na m e to the a u thor is needed b e for e ma ny peo p le wil l g et up o f f ourselves and do things for o u r s e l v e s ", t o qu o t e t he l a st paragraph. People still need a leader and n o t fe e l th a t th e y ar e s ti cki ng th e ir n e c k s o ut a lone Per h aps the contributor could ha v e said "come on le t s have a rally and s h ow G eo r ge a nd C an d y t h at w e s u p p o rt w h a t t h e y h a v e d o ne so far and will support them in the future Le t s follow them to t h e n e x t c o u r t ap p e a r a n c e ( t h at had be e n s c h e d ul e d f or a c oup le of w ee k s ag o bu t pu t off at BECOL's r e qu est t o a later d at e ) . Y es w hat fo rm will repar a tion ta k e ? This wi l l need r eally stron g support to g et any sort of r e par a tio n s e e h ow l on g it too k and how m uch wor k was in v ol v ed to g et Becol and Fortis t o p u t u p f l o od w a r n ing s igns and install an apolo g y of a siren sys t e m. They ha v e e v en said recently that th e y paid for th e m ercury tests as thou g h that is so m e big d e al T h at is wh a t t he y w e re ME A NT to do as a re g ular fea t ure n o t as somethin g they were ch a sed throu g h t h e court to do. A ll o v er the world people are s uf f e ri ng f ro m th e e f fe c ts of dams or the t hre a tene d e f f e cts and yet st i ll the y are b u ilt, ruinin g co mm unities in a search for instant solutio n s to pr o ble ms or in g et-richquic k sche m es. L et us g et to g ether and fi g ht before it is really too late. Sally and Leonardo Caretella Esperanza v illa ge Dear Edito r, I a m of the opinion that the B e l i z e C o n s t i t u t i o n 9 th Am end m ent bill should include a l l of o u r po r t s a n d h a rb o u r s, o i l g a s go l d a n d n a t u r al resources. When e v er I thin k a b out the way C o mm erce Bi g ht p i er in Dan g ri g a T own was g i v en away by the last PUP g o v ern m ent to a PU P cron y ther e by de n ying acc e ss to the p e ople o f Dan g ri ga T own withou t any re v enues co m in g in to the people. Dear Edito r, The cri m e situation is out of hand and whi l e a m on g other t h i ngs t h e r e i s a n i n c r e a s i ng nu m ber of Be l izeans bla m ing a f a i l e d p r i s o n s y s t e m n ot pro v idin g the needed deterrent for cr i m inals not to want to return behind prison walls. T he c u rrent pris o n sy s tem i s n o t s e r v i ng t o a s s i s t in the national c ri m e reduction strate g y I t is failin g m iserabl y. I fu l l y s u pp o r t t h e P r ime Minister and his cabinet in the bold underta k i n g to retu r n our a s set s a n d n a ti o nal pa t ri mo ny into the hands of the Belizean p e opl e wh e re t hey ri gh tfu l ly b e lo n g. I f t h e gover n m e n t is se r i o us ab o ut a ddr e ssi n g t h e c r i me s i tu a ti o n it m u s t s er i ou s ly c o n s i d e r r e n a t i o n a l i z i n g t he prison. I t h a s b e e n p r ove n t h at reha b ilitatio n in the f o r m of L e t U s G e t T og e t he r A n d F i g h t B e f o r e I t Is R e a lly T oo L a te p r o v i d in g t he me a n s f o r c o n v i c ts t o a t te n d ch u rc h w h il e b eh i nd bars does not wor k. In c a r ce r a t e d c rimi n a l a re k nown to hide behind the Bible when in prison m ostly to g arner reducti o n in jail sen t ences as they falsely g i v e the i m pression t h a t t h e y a r e r e f o rme d, rehabilitated and ready to return to the soci e ty b eyo n d pr i son w a l l s b u t a l m o s t im m e di a t e ly after crosin g the prison g ate line i n to fr e ed om do th e y r et u rn to t h eir sa m e e v il ways o f the past. I sa y the next m o v e m ust be to re-nationalize the prison and it m u s t be done with the s a me proposed m uscular a m end m ent to t he Co n stitut i on th e reby placin g it outside the reaches of those aidin g and abettin g in the u n p a t r i o t i c e f f o r t o f r i c h i ng their cronies at the expense of the m asses. R ud y Me d i na R e d uce C r i m e R e d uce R e p e a t O ff en d er s R en a t i o n a li ze T he P r i s on 100 % I n S u pp o r t O f T h i s A m en d m ent When I thin k of that pier just s i t t i n g t h e r e w i t h o u t a ny e c o n o mi c ac t i v i t y t o pr ovi de jobs to m y people I g et sic k in m y sto m ach. H o w mu c h l o nge r mu st o u r pe o p l e w a i t b e f or e t he U D P gov e r n me nt s ol v e t h is p r o b l em? W e n e e d t o do a n y t h i ng t o a c cumu l a t e r e v e n u es t o i m p ro v e o u r p e op l e s li v i ng condi t ions. I a m 100% in support of this a m e nd m e nt. W ellington C Ramos O ff er i n g 4 6 & 8 i n c h C e m e n t B l o c ks A t B e s t P r i ces Ef f ici e n t S e rv i c e a nd L o w P ri c e s E v e r yd a y! A l s o p r ov i d i n g t op q u a l i t y D re s s e d & R o u g h H a r d w o o d & M a h o g a n y L u m b e r, S a n d C e m e n t S t e e l, P l y w o o d C e l o t e x, R o o 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. T E L : 8 2 4 : 2 9 59 Bri n g ou t y ou r f a m ily a nd f rie nd s a nd let t h e m e n j oy ou r f i n e d i n i n g as w ell as ga m e roo m p layg round a nd ice c r ea m s hop. W e h ave s o m et h i n g for every on e s o b ri n g ou t t he e n ti r e a nd e n j o y a clea n, f rie nd ly a nd sec ure e n vi r o nm 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 Ju l y 31 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 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 Ju l y 31 2011 Pul m onary tuberculosis (TB) i s a c o n t a g i o u s b a c t e r i al i n fe c tio n t h at in vo l ve s t he l un g s, but m ay spread to other o rg ans. C a u s e s, i n c i d e n ce a nd r i s k f a c t o rs Pul m onary tuberculosis (TB) i s c a u s e d b y t he bact e ria M y cob a cte r ium tub e rculosis (M tube r culosis) Y ou can g et TB by breathing in air droplets fro m a cou g h or sneeze of an infecte d person. Thi s is c a lled p ri m ar y TB Most p e o p l e w i l l r e c ove r f r om pri ma ry TB in f ection w i thout further e v idence of the disease. Th e inf e ctio n m ay s tay a slee p or inac t i v e (d o rman t ) fo r ye a rs. Howe v e r in so m e people it can react i v ate. M o s t p e o p l e w h o d e v e l op sy m pto m s of a TB infection fir s t bec am e inf e cted i n the p ast. H o w eve r i n so m e c a s e s t he dis e ase m a y bec o m e ac t i ve within wee k s after the pri m ary infection. The followin g people are at hi g her ris k for acti v e TB: Eld e rly I nf a nts P e op l e wi t h w e a k e n ed i m mu n e s y s t e m s f o r e x amp le d u e t o AI DS c h emo t h e r a py diabetes or certain m edications Y o u r ri s k of c ontr a cting TB increases if you: A re in fre q uent contact with people who ha v e TB Ha v e poor nutrition Live i n c r o w d e d or unsanitary li v in g conditions The followin g fac t ors m ay increase the rate of TB infection in a population: I ncrease in H I V infections I n c r e a s e i n n u m b e r of ho m eles s people (po o r env i ronment and nutrition) T h e a p p e a r a n c e of dru g -resistant strains of TB T h e pr i m a r y s tage of TB u s u a l l y d o e s nt c a u se sy m pto m s When sy m pto m s of pul m onary TB occu r they m ay inc l ude: Cou g h (usually cough up mu c us) Cou g hin g up blood E x c e s s ive s w e a t i ng, especially at ni g ht F a tigue Fever Unintentional wei g ht loss Other sy m pto m s that m ay occur with this disease: Breathin g di f ficulty Chest pain W h eez i ng S i g ns and tests Exa m ination m ay show: Clubbin g of the fin g ers or toes (in people with advanced dis e ase) Enla rg ed or tender ly m ph nodes in the nec k or other areas Fluid around a lun g (pleural e f fusion) Unu s ual b r eath s o unds (crackles) T ests m ay include: B i op sy o f th e a f f e c t ed tissue (rare) Br o nchos c opy Chest CT scan Chest x-ray I n t e r f e r o n -gam m a b l o od test such as the QF T -Gold test to test for TB infection Sp u t u m e x ami n a t i on and cul t ures Thorac e ntesis T uberculin s k in test T r e a tm e nt The g oal o f t r eat me nt i s to c ure t h e i n fe c t i o n w i t h d ru g s t h at fi g ht the TB bacteria. T reat me nt of acti ve pul mo nary T B w i l l a l w a y s i n v o lve a co m bina t ion of ma ny d r u gs (usually four). A ll of the dru gs are con t inued until l a b tests sho w which m edicine s work best. Th e mo st co m m on l y u s ed dru g s include: I s o nia z id R i fa m p in Py r azinamide E t hambu t ol Other dru g s that m ay be used to treat TB include: A m i k a c in E t hio n a m i de Mo x iflox a cin Para-a m inosalicylic acid S t rep t o m y c in Y ou m ay need to ta k e m any di f ferent pills at di f ferent ti m es of the day f o r 6 m onths or longe r. I t is v ery i m portant that you t ake t h e p i l l s t h e w a y y o u r h e a l th care pro v ider instructed. When p eople d o not ta ke their TB m edications as reco mm ended the infection beco m es m uch m ore di f ficult to treat. The TB bacteria m ay beco me r e s i s t a n t t o t r e a t m e n t a nd so m eti m es the dru g s no lon g er help treat the infection. When there is a concern that a p a t i e n t ma y n o t t ake a l l t he m edication as directed a health c a re p ro vi der m a y ne e d t o wa t ch t h e p e rso n t a k e t he pre s cri b ed d r ugs Th i s is ca l l e d d ir e c t ly observed therap y I n this case, dru g s m ay be g i v en 2 or 3 ti m es pe r we e k a s pr e scri b ed b y a docto r. Y ou m ay need to be ad m itted t o a h osp i ta l fo r 2 4 w e e k s to a v o id s p read i n g t he d i seas e to o t her s un t il you ar e no longer co n ta g i o us. S u pp o r t G r o u ps Y o u c a n e ase th e st r ess of i l l n e s s b y j o i n i n g a s u p p o rt g ro u p whe r e m e m b ers s h are c om m o n e x p e r i e n c e s a nd prob l e m s. E x p ec t a t i o n s (p r o g n o s i s) S y m pto m s often i m pro v e in 2 3 wee k s A chest x-ray will not s h ow th i s imp ro v e me nt un t il la t e r. T h e outloo k is excell e nt if p u l mo na r y T B i s d ia g no s ed e a r l y a n d t r e a tme nt i s b e g un q u ic k l y. C o m p l i c a t i o ns P u lmon a ry T B c a n c a u se p e r m a n en t l u n g d a m a g e if n ot treated earl y. Medic i nes u s ed t o trea t TB m a y c a u s e s i d e e f f e c t s, includin g li v er proble m s Other side e f fects include: Chan g es in v ision Oran g eor brown-colored tears and urine R a sh A v ision t e st m ay be done before treat m ent so your doctor c a n mo nit o r a n y c han g es i n y o ur eyes health o v er ti m e. P re v e nt i on TB is a pre v entable disease, e v en i n those who h av e been exposed to an infected person. Sk in testin g (P P D) for TB is used in hi g h ris k populations or in p e ople who m ay ha v e been exposed to TB such as health care wor k ers. A positi v e s k in test indicates T B e x po s ur e a n d an in a ct i ve i n f e c t io n D i sc u s s p reve n t i ve t h e r a p y w i t h y o u r do c t o r P e o p le w h o h ave b e e n e x p o s e d to T B s h o u l d b e ski n t e s t ed i mm ediately and ha v e a followup test at a later date if the first test is ne g ati v e. Pro m pt t reat m en t is ext r e m ely imp o r t a n t i n c o n t ro l l i ng t he s p r e a d o f T B f r om t h o s e w ho ha v e acti v e TB disease to those w h o h a v e n e v e r b e en in f ec t ed with TB. S o m e countries with a hi gh incidence of TB g i v e people a BCG v accin a tion to pre v en t TB. People who ha v e had BCG m ay still be s k in tested for TB T u r n K e y S p a c e w i t h ma n y am en i t i e s. I n c l ud e d i n p ri c i ng sh a r e d: A C L A S S O F F I CE C o n f e r e n ce R oo m F ac i l i t i es El ec t r i c i ty S p ac i o u s c u s t o m e r lobby K i t c h e n e tte A /C S e c u r i t y G u a rd P h o n e S y s t em O ff i ce F u r n i t u re R ece p t ioni st S P A C E F O R R E NT L o c a t e d a t # 1 8 J o s e p h A n d r e w s D r i v e, S a n I g n a c i o C a yo P e r f e c t s p a c e f o r a p r o f e ss i on a l s e r v i c e s bu s in e ss P l e a s e c on t a c t M s A m i r a C o rr e a d u r i n g w o r k i ng h o u r s a t 6 07 1 7 00 t o s c h e du l e a vi e wi n g. 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 Ju l y 31 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 7 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 8 S TA R T el: 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 Ju l y 31 2011 AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 T ry to a v oid ne g ati v e thin k ing people O v er ti m e their attitude w i l l aff e c t y o u r t h i n k i ng Y ou need to m ix w ith tho s e who k now how to k eep you cheerful a n d h o pef u l. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 1 9, 49 98. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 A s p o n t a n e o u s d e c i s i o n c o u ld t a k e y o u t o a p l a c e y o u f e el y o u a r e m e a n t t o b e I t i s n t by ac c i d e n t t h a t y o u a rr i v e h e r e It w ill b e y o u r i n t u i t i o n t h a t l ea ds y o u t o t h e r i g h t p l ace s K ee p an op e n m i n d a n d h e a r t i n a ll y o u d o L u c k y nu m b e r s : 16 27, 95. LEO: July 24 to August 21 There is a way to succeed but it won t be easy to find it Be p r ep a red to co n si d er di ff er e nt op t ion s an d yo u m i g ht f ind yourself g oin g for the one you w o u l d n t n o r m a l l y c h o o s e! L u c k y nu m b e r s : 36 66 94. VIRGO: August 22 to Se p tember 21 G o od c h oi c es an d p r a c ti c al me t h od s w il l b r i n g ma ny f i ne a c co mp li s h m e n ts Y o u m i g ht wish a lo v ed one would be m ore a s s e rt i v e b u t y o u c a n t m a ke their decisions for the m. L u c ky nu m b e r s : 29 45 56. LIBRA: Se p tember 22 to October 23 Y our initial atte m pts at a new acti v ity or pasti m e exceed your expe c tations T his boost s your co n fid e nce yo u wi l l g e t m o re encoura g e m ent fro m those who share this inte r est and you could b e c ome a n e x p e r t! L u c ky nu m b e r s : 28 47 89. SCORPIO: O c tob e r 2 4 to November 21 T here a re m or e ways than o n e t o l e a rn a d i f f ic u l t t a sk and if it see m s li k e one m ethod i s n t w o rki n g t ry a n o t he r It m ay also be that you ha v e chosen the wron g m ento r S ee k adv ice fro m so m eone who thin ks li k e you L u c k y nu m b e r s : 0 5 3 3, 9 0. SAG ITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 I t m i g ht see m as if life is a c o m p l e x m a z e t h e s e d a y s a nd y o u r e st r u g g li ng t o fi n d t he c e n t re E v e r y t i m e y o u t h i nk y o uve f ou n d a so l ut i on to proble m s another one appears! L u c k y nu m b e r s : 1 1 37 70. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 A re you ready to v enture into t h e u n k n o wn? Whe t he r it is n e w e x p e r i e n c e s t r ave l or c o m mi t t i ng t o a l o ng t e rm t r a n sa c t i on t r y t o f in d t he coura g e to g o ahead or you will a l w a y s b e t h i n k i ng i f o n l y . L u c k y nu m b e r s : 14 69 83. ARIES: March 22 to A p ril 20 L oo k on di f ficulties you co me up against n o w as le a rning o p por t un i tie s W ith th e ri g ht a t t i t u de y o u w i l l o v e r c ome m any proble m s and this will be an o ther s tep t oward s succ e ss. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 07 58 85. TAURUS: A p ril 21 to May 21 I t ta k es a lot of hard wor k to remain p ositive an d hop e ful especially when you encounter d i f f i c ul t p r o bl e m s K e e p at i t a nd you will find a way to resol ve these issues. L u c k y nu m b e r s: 22 40 67. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Results you are seein g now ref l ect t h e dec i sions a nd ch o ices you m ade in the past The fact that you put a lot of thou g ht into these will m ean you couldn t be happier with the consequences. The e f fort wa s well worth it. L u c k y nu m b e r s : 10 25 78. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 I f you aren t sure about s k ills yo u wi l l so o n b e cal l ed o n to use i n y o u r c a r e e r y o u m i g ht practice at ho m e That way you won t feel so ner v ous when you n e e d t o p u t s o m e r e c e n t ly a c q u i r e d kn o w l e d g e i n to p r a c t i c e. L u c k y n u m b er s : 1 8 7 3, 92. 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 Ju l y 31 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 In N ee d O f Ass i s ta n ce A m an wal k ed into a bar and ordered a g lass of ru m and co ke He too k one sip then tossed the r ema in d e r i nt o t he b a r t en d e r 's f a ce. B e fo r e t he bar t en d er co u ld r e c ove r fr om t h e s u rp r i s e t he m an be g an weepin g. "I' m s o rr y he said. I 'm r eally s o rr y I k ee p do i n g t h at t o b arte nd ers I ca n 't tell y ou h o w e m b a r ra s si n g i t i s to ha ve a c o m pu lsi on li k e t h is ." F a r f ro m b e i n g a ngr y t he bart e nder wa s sy m pat h etic. Before lon g he was su gg esting t h a t t h e m a n s e e a n a na l y s t a b o ut his proble m. "I happen to have the name o f a P s y c h o a n a l y s t ," t he b a r t e n de r s a i d M y B r o t h er and my wife have both been tre a ted by him a nd the y say he's as good as they get ." The m an wrote down the na me o f t h e d o c t o r t h a n k e d t he ba r tende r and left. T h e b a r t e n d e r smi l e d, k nowin g he d done a g ood deed for a fellow hu m an bein g. S ix m onths late r the m an was b a ck. D i d y o u d o w h a t I s u g g e s t e d ?" t h e b a rt e n d er as k ed ser v in g the g lass of rum and co ke "I certai n ly d i d the m an s a id I v e b e e n s e e i n g t he Psyc ho a n alyst t w ice a w ee k ." He too k a sip of the drin k Then he threw the re m ainder into the bartender s face. The flustered bartender wiped his face with a towel T he doctor doesn't seem to be doing you any good He sputtered. "O n t h e c on trar y ," the m an clai m ed h e's don e m e wo rld of g ood ." "But you threw the drin k in m y face a g ain The bartender excl a i m ed. Y es The m an replied "But i t d o e s n t e m b a r r a s s me an y mor e !" ( S a n t a E l e n a C a y o) W e A MS T o P lea se U n i f o r ms M a ce S p r ay B e l ts F oo t w e ar E xpa n dab l e B a t o ns H a n d c u f fs G un P o u c h es H o l s t e rs F l a s h li g h ts A n d M u c h M o re 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 Ju l y 31 2011 B Y : De bo ra h Re n ea u, V i c e P r i n c i p al Sa n t a E l e na RC Sc hool S A N TA E L E N A T O W N, Cay o Fri d a y J u ly 29 20 1 1: I t has been exactly one year a g o since the teachers at S anta E l e n a R C P r i m a r y Sc h o ol (SEPS) started a new v enture of beco m in g L ife L on g L earne r s. S EP S partnered with NaRC IE in the p e rson o f M r s A b ig a il W a de fro m the C ayo District E d uc a t i on Ce n t e re al o n g w i th D r Je nn i f e r M o r row of I ndependen t Day S chool i n T a m pa F l o r i d a D r B i ll Ho p kins of S UN Y Cortland Belize and the B e l i z e N a t u r a l E n e r g y T r u st (a p ar tn ers h i p b et w ee n t he Go ver n m e n t of Beli z e a nd t h e B e li z e N at ur al E n e r gy Li m ite d ), in a T eacher L eade rship pilot project. T h e a i m i s t o p r ovi de c o n t i n u o u s p r o f e s s i o n al d eve l o p m e n t f o c u s i ng on tea c her e f f icacy a n d pro v i ding o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r im m e d i a te e n g a g e m e n t a n d h a n d s on experience and e v aluation This was all done on location so as to a ff ord that c ontinued s u pport, instruction and on g oin g assessm e n t. Durin g the past yea r we ha ve been trained in Brain Based I nst r uction M u ltiple I n t ellig ences and Cooperati v e L earnin g m odels. The strate g ies and techniques learne d ha v e allow e d us to e n s u r e t ha t A L L l ea r n e r s a re en g a g ed therefore pro v idin g an Inclusive en v iron m ent. This pro g ra m incorporates all th e a m e n ities of t h e Qu a lity C h i l d F r i e n d l y S c h o o l s I ni t iati v e as w e ll it h as pro v ided t h e mu c h n e e d e d o n g o i ng t r a i n i ng f o r t e a c h e r s T h r o u gh this pro g ra m we ha v e been able to k eep up with current internation a l trends Most of u s ha ve defini t ely honed our teaching s k ills and ha v e built our teacher e f ficac y. For m any teachers at S EP S, t h i s p r o g r am h a s b e e n a b l es s in g to us and is li k e a dr e am co m e true Bein g a teacher of 18 years I ha v e ne v er learned so m uch fro m a pro g ra m than I ha v e fro m the T eacher L eade rship Pro g ra m at S EP S. M rs Abi g ai l W ad e and D r. Morrow belie v ed in us and g a ve of their personal ti m e pro bono t o e n s u r e t h a t w e g o t t he trainin g we would need to m a ke sur e that All stud e nts at S EPS w o u l d h a ve a t e ac h e r o f t h e ye a r. The road was bu m py as with all g ood thin g s in life Funding for the project was challen g in g. W e did not deter fro m our g oals but pressed on e v en in the face of ad v ersity and transition. Throu g h the e f forts of our p a r t ne r s we w e r e a b l e t o get s ome a s s i s t a n c e f o r M r M a n u el Medina S EP S princ i pal to attend trainin g in T a m pa Florida in February of this yea r. Three teachers acco m panied hi m s a cri f ici ng th e ir f a m i l ies a n d f in a nc e s i n th e h o pe of seein g first hand what a quality school should loo k li k e and to pro v e for the m sel v es that the s t r a t egi e s c a n w o rk i n a ny classro om any part of t h e world, in particular Belize. T h i s w a s a t u r n i n g p o i nt for the pro gr a m because the t e a c he r s w e r e s o re j uven a te d a nd enthused by what they sa w. They were o v erwhel m ed by the practicality of the strate g ies i n p a r t i c u l a r D r K a g a ns S t r u c t u r e s f o r C o o p e r a t ive L e ar n i n g. T h e t h r e e t e a c h e r s n a m e l y, M r s C la r iv e l C o c o m M r s. A n d r e a G ue r ra a n d Ms. J one lle OB r ien conducted i n -s e r vi ce se s si o ns wi t h u s, c a pt iv a t in g o u r i nt e re s t a nd p r o p e l li n g u s f or w a r d to o u r n e xt go al whi c h w as to sen d mo re te a chers for t rain i n g at the K a g a n S u m me r Ac a d e m y in Orland Florida. A g roup of us were deter m ined that we will reach the S u mm er A cade m y e v en thou g h we each nee d ed to r aise a m ini m u m of BZ$4 000 to attend fi v e days of wo r k sh o p. Thin g s are v ery hard in Belize econo m ically as well as all o v er the world W e did not k now at the ti m e how we would g et that m oney but we were con v inced t h a t w e w i l l i n v e s t i n o ur lear n in g. The g roup of 15 teachers soon dwindled to six of us W e had b ake s a l e s f o o d s a l e s a nd c l o t h e s s a l e s t o a s s i s t u s in d e f r a y i ng t h e c o s t It w as b e co mi n g v er y f r ust r at i n g b ec a us e w e w er e n ot se e i ng t he f i n a n c e s y e t b u t w e w e re deter m ined that we will g et the trai n in g. W e wrote m any lett e rs to nu m erous o rg anizations but g ot the sa m e reply that they would l ik e to but ca n no t a t t h e mom e n t. I w as t h in k i n g s o m a n y o t her o rg aniz a tions and a g e n cies g et fundin g without a proble m yet we had such di f ficulty to attract fundin g to i m pro v e our s k ills to e d u c a t e d t h e f u t u r e l e a d e r s of our nation But we did not g i ve up! The g roup of us decided to go v isit so m e businesses and g uess what we were able to g et so me funds. W e are g rateful and than k ful to the di ff erent businesse s na m ely: S h el l s G a s S ta t i o n F la m es A u t o W o rl d Re n tal a nd Sales, Ca h al Pec h V illage Bis m illah S t or es H od es Place CC s G as S tati on C odd s Dr u g S t or e, I n di t a M a y a Gift Sh o p, W e s t e r n Ho m e S u p p l i es J o se ph Ma h m ud Delias S t ore a nd I d el m ar W e did not m a k e the a m ount w e h a d w a n t e d b u t w e re g rateful for what we g ot We were on our way! Once we reached Orlando we w a l k e d a pp r o x i m a t e l y t w o m i l es t o t h e w orks h o p e v e r y d a y b ut did not fee l the di s tance b e cause w e w e r e a l w a y s e ngage d in what had happe n ed the pre v ious day in our sessions. By the end of the second day t h e w o r k s h o p h a d a l r e a dy s u r p a s s e d m y e x p e c t a t i o ns a n d I wa s y ea r n i ng f o r m o re infor m ation The ideas were so practical I cannot wait to share w i th m y co l le ag u e s a nd ot h er teachers. D r Sp e n c e r K aga n a n d h is tea m calls it t he I nstru c tional R evo l u t i o n, A P a r a d i gm S h ift . I w i ll c a ll i t t he hi g hway that can ta k e us to the stars. D r Ka g an s S tructures do not require m ore wor k of a teache r, only st r uctured acti v i t ies that w i ll ke ep an y c h i l d e n gag e d It s A ll A bout En g a g e m ent and the M O R E A pproach. T h an k s t o t he pe o pl e t h at beli e v ed in u s Mr s A b i g ail W ad e D r Je n n i f e r M o r r o w, D r Joy c e Swa r zm an of I ndependent Day S chool BNE T r u s t M r s Shir l ene M inge ( N o m i n e e f o r P r e s i d e n t i al A ward in Idaho) for g i v in g of h e r t ime t o h ave a w o rks h op w i t h u s M r s N a y ani and A lb e r t o A u g ust f or inc l ud i ng our articles in their newspaper and last but certainly not least t h e s t u d e nt s a n d par e n ts of SE P S. W e are hopef u l that m a n y m ore teachers would be able to attend t h e s e w o rks h o p s M a r ie Fer n andez Glor i a Jone s and Deborah Reneau too k one week of C o operati ve L earnin g A nd r ea G ue r ra a nd E v a n g el i na Uc k too k one wee k of Multiple I ntelli g ences and Di f ferentiated I nst r uction a n d A bi g ai l W ade t o o k C o rp o ra t e Me e ti ng s a n d I nstructional Coachin g This year at S EP S we hope to refi n e what we ha v e lear n ed and try to perfect our teachin g This year we will m a k e sure that I t s A ll A bout Kids! A tt e n d i n g t h e S u mm e r A c a d e m y T r a i n i n g: A n d r e a G u err a E va n g e li n a U c k, D e b o r a h R e n e a u ( ce n t er ) Gl o r i a J o n e s, M a r i e F er n a n d e z a n d A b i ga il W a d e ( f a r r i g h 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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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 Ju l y 31 2011 B Y : W e ll i n g t o n C R a m os A s e l ec t i o n s d r a w n ea r e r i t s t ime f o r U S P r e s i d e n t B a r ac k O b a m a to s t o p a pp ea s i n g t h e R e p o b li can P a r t y a n d b e g i n r a ll y i n g A m e r i can c i t i ze n s a g a i n s t t h e m. W h e n B a r a k O b a ma b e c a me P r e s i d e n t o f t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s t h r ee y e a r s a g o o u r ec o n o m y w a s in s h a m b l e s a n d c l o s e t o t h e G r e at D e p r e ss i o n o f t h e 1930 s. T h i s w a s du e t o t h e e i g h t y ea rs o f G e o r g e B u s h s p r e s i d e n cy s qu a n d e r i n g t h e $127 b i lli on d o l l a r s s u r p l u s h e i n h e r i t e d f r om h i s p r e d ece ss o r P r e s i d e n t B i ll C l i n t o n. T h e s u r p l u s w a s s qu a nd e r ed o n t h e w a r s i n I r a q a n d A f g h a n is t a n a n d a h ug e t a x c u t f o r t h e r i c h. T h i s $127 b illi o n w a s m o r e t h an e n o u g h t o p r o v i d e j o b s f o r o ur un e m p l o y e d c i t i z e n s a nd p r o v i de t h e m w i t h t h e h ea l t h ca r e c o v e r a ge t h e y s o d e s p e r a t e l y n ee d e d. T h e R e pu b li c a n s u n d e r t he l ea d e r s h i p o f t h e i r P r e s i d e n t h ad n o i n t e n t i o n s o f p r o v i d i n g a n y of t h e s e t w o im p o r t a n t t h i n g s t o o ur p e op l e. N o A m e r i ca n c i t i ze n i n h i s o r h er s a n e m i n d b e l i e v e t h a t P r e s i d e nt O b a m a a n d h i s D e m o c r a t ic c o n t r o ll e d c o n g r e ss w a s c a p a b le o f s o l v i n g o u r ec o n o mi c p r o b l e ms i n t w o y ea r s m u c h l e ss f o u r. I t w i ll t a k e a b o u t t w e l v e to s i x t ee n y ea r s t o c l ea r up t h e m e ss t h a t G e o r g e B u sh l e f t t h is c ou n t r y ( M y F e ll o w B e l i z e a n s, D o e s t h i s s o und f a m i l i a r ?) T h e P r e s i d e n t a nd h is D e m o c r a t i c p a r t y w a s f ace d w i th t h e c h a ll e ng e o f m a i n t a i n i ng t he c o s t o f t h e w a r s i n I r a q a nd A f g h a n i s t a n w h i l e r e s t r u c t u r i ng o u r ec o n o mi c p o li c i e s t o r e v i t a li ze o u r d o m e s t i c ec o n o m y w h i c h w as i n a mil d d e p r e ss i o n. M e m b e r s o f t h e R e pu b li ca n p a r ty a r e u s i n g e v e r y l e g i s l a t i v e t oo l t h ey h a d t o b ec o m e o b s t r u c t i o n i s t in o r d e r t o m a k e t h e s e r e f o r m e f f o r ts f a i l E v e n t h o u g h t h e D e m o c r a ts h a d a m a j o r i t y i n t h e H o u s e of R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s m a n y o f t h e n ew m e m b e r s t h a t w e r e e l ec t e d a l o ng w i t h P r e s i d e n t O b a m a w e re C o n s e r v a t i v e D e m o c r a t s t h e s a me a s R e pu b li ca n L i t e. T h e y o pp o s e d m a n y o f t he r e f o r m s t h e c h o r e m e m b e r s o f t he D e m o c r a t i c p a r t y w e r e a d v a n c i n g. I n t h e S e n a t e t h e r e w e r e a l s o a f ew C o n s e r v a t i v e D e m o c r a t s w h o w e re a g a i n s t s o m e o f t h e r e f o rm a g e n d a s d e s p i t e t h e f ac t t h a t t he D e m o c r a t s h a d t h e s i x t y v o t e s to a v o i d a f ili b u s t e r T h e R e pu b li can p a r t y p r e t e nd e d a s i f t h e y l e g i t im a t e l y w a n t e d r e f o r m s t o t a ke p l ace Y e t d ee p d o w n i n t h e ir h ea r t s a n d mi n d s t h e y w e r e d o i ng e v e r y t h i n g i n t h e i r p o w e r t o m a ke t h i s p r e s i d e n t f a i l T h e y w e n t a h ead a n d f o r m e d t h e T e a P a r t y a s a r a d i ca l w i n g o f t h e i r p a r t y to d e m o n s t r a t e t h e i r h a t r e d f o r t he p r e s i d e n t T h e r e i s n o d i f f e r e n ce b e t w ee n t h e T ea P a r t y a n d t he R e pu b li ca n P a r t y a n d a ll ac t i o n s of t h i s p a r t y a r e b e i ng p l a n n e d a nd o r c h e s t r a t e d by t h e R e pu b li c an p a r t y. F o r y ea r s n o w t h e R e pu b l i can P a r t y h a s b ee n a dv o ca t i n g hu g e t ax c u t s f o r b i g b u s i n e ss e s w i t h t he f a l s e h o p e t h a t t h e s e b u s i n e ss es w ill t a k e t h e s e i n ce n t i v e s t o e x p a nd t h e i r b u s i n e ss e s a n d p r o v i d e m o re j o b s t o o u r c i t i ze n s T h is e x p e r im e n t w a s t r i e d b y P r e s i d e nt R o n a l d R ea g a n a nd i t r e s u l t e d in t h e s e b u s i n e ss e s b e n e f i t i n g f r om t h e t a x b r e a k s w i t h ou t p r o v i d i ng a n y j o b s a t h o m e b u t t a k i n g t h e ir b u s i n e ss e s o v e r s ea s i n s ea r c h of c h e a p l a b o r S i n c e t h e 1 9 8 0 s, m a n y o f ou r b u s i n e ss e s h a v e l e ft o u r c o un t r y i n s ea r c h o f c h e ap l a b o r l ea v i n g m a n y o f o u r c i t i ze ns w i t h o u t j o b s N o t o n l y a r e t h e j o bs g o i n g o v e r s ea s b u t t h e g oo d s a re b e i ng a ll o w e d t o c o m e b ac k i n to ou r c o u n t r y w i t h m i n i m a l i m p o rt t a x a t i o n t o b r i n g b a c k l o s t r e v e nu es t o o u r f e d e r a l b udg e t. O u r g o v e r n m e n t ca n n o l o n g er a f f o r d t o h a v e o u r c i t i ze n s b e g i v en t h e t a x i n ce n t i v e s t o g r o w t h e ir b u s i n e ss e s w i t h o u r t a x p a y e rs m o n e y a nd t h e n t a k e t h e j o bs o v e r s ea s t o b e n e f i t t h e m s e l v e s a nd t h e c o u n t r i e s a b r o a d I ca nn o t s ee h o w t h e R e pu b li c a n s ca n b a l a n ce a budg e t c u t t a x e s, i n c r e a se d e f e n s e s p e n d i ng a n d p r o v i de e m p l o y m e n t t o m o s t o f o ur c i t i ze n s I t h a s n e v e r h a pp e n e d in t h e p a s t a n d i t w ill n o t h a pp e n in t h e f u t u r e. C o n g r e ss p a ss e d a b ill u n d e r t he T r o u b l e A ss e t R e li e f P r o g r am ( T A R P ) t h a t w a s s i g n e d i n g o od f a i t h b y t h i s p r e s i d e n t t o g i v e t he f i n a n c i a l i n s t i t u t i o n s a t o t a l of 700 b illi o n d o ll a r s t o r e c o v er f i n a n c i a l l y T h e p u r po s e o f t h is m o n e y w a s f o r t h e s e f i n a n c i al i n s t i t u t i o n s t o p r o v i d e m o n e y to bu s i n e ss e s s o t h a t t h e y i n r e t u r n c an g r o w t h e i r bu s i n e s s e s t o e m p l oy m o r e A m e r i ca n s. S o m e o f t h e s e f i n a n c i a l i n s t i t ut i o n s c l a im e d t h a t t h e y n ee d e d t he m o n e y b a d l y t o s t a y i n b u s i n e ss a nd a v o i d g o i ng b a nk r u p t S i n ce r e ce i v i ng t h i s m o n e y m a n y of t h e s e i n s t i t u t i o n s h a v e r e f u s e d to m a k e t h e s e f u n d s a v a i l a b l e to b u s i n e ss e s a n d t h e g e n e r a l pu b lic s o t h a t t h e y ca n i nv e s t a n d r e v i t a li z e o u r f a i li ng e c o n o m y I n s t e a d, t h e y h a v e b o ugh t o t h e r f a i l i ng f i n a n c i a l i n s t i t u t i o n s w i t h t h is m o n e y a n d h a v e r e p a i d b ac k t he l o a n s t h e y b o r r o w e d f r o m t he f e d e r a l g o v e r n m e n t i n r ec o r d t im e. T h i s w a s n o t t h e r ea s o n w hy c o n g r e s s g a v e t h e m o u r T a x p a y e r s m o n e y M a n y o f o u r c i t i z e n s a re s t ill w a i t i n g f o r t h e m t o r e l ea s e t h is m o n e y t o h e l p b oo s t o u r f a ili ng e c o n o m y. P r e s i d e n t B a r a c k O b a m a is t o o n i ce f o r t h e s e g r o up s of i n d i v i du a l s a n d i t i s n o w t im e f or h i m t o u t i li z e t h e p o w e r s o f t he e x ec u t i v e o f f i ce t o s h o w t h e m w ho i s t h e P r e s i d e n t o f t h e U n i t ed S t a t e s T h e l a s t P r e s i d e n t t o c o me t o o f f i ce i n a s imil a r s i t u a t i o n w as o n e o f o u r g r ea t e s t D e m o c r a t ic P r e s i d e n t F r a nk l i n D e l a no R o o s e v e l t. H e k n e w t h a t t he R e pu b l i ca n c o ng r e ss w a s n ot g o i n g t o c oo p e r a t e w i t h h im s o he s i g n e d s e v e r a l E x ec u t i v e O r d e r s to c r e a t e t h e c h a n g e s a n d n e w b o ld i n i t i a t i v e s h e w a n t e d t o im p l e m e n t. H e w a s s o d e t e r m i n e d t o m a ke t h i n g s h a pp e n t h a t h e t h r ea t e n ed t o e xp a n d t h e S u p r e m e C ou r t t o g et t h e j ud i c i a r y b r a n c h o n h i s s i d e in t h e i n t e r e s t o f ou r n a t i o n a nd p e op l e. L i k e P r e s i d e n t O b a m a m a ny t h o ug h t t h a t h e w a s a s o c i a li s t b ut h e p a i d t h e m n o a tt e n t i o n a n d w e nt a h ea d w i t h h i s p r o g r a m s I n t h en e n d h e p r e v a il e d a n d h e w a s a b le t o r e v i t a li z e t h e A m e r i ca n ec o n o my a n d p r e p a r e o u r c o u n t r y f o r W o r ld W a r 2 t o f ace a n d d e f ea t J a p a n a nd G e r m a n y. T h e R e p ub l i c a n s a r e h a p py b eca u s e t h e y t oo k b ac k c o n t r o l of t h e H o u s e o f R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s N ow t h e y a r e d o i n g e v e r y t h i n g t o m a ke P r e s i d e n t O b a m a a o n e t e rm p r e s i d e n t a n d t h i s i s w h y t h e y w a nt h im t o a g r ee t o a o n e y ea r d ea l I h o p e t h a t h e i s n o w c o nv i n ce d t h at a ll t h e s e m o n t h s o f n e g o t i a t i o ns w i t h t h e R e pu b li ca n s w a s a f r u i tl e ss e x e r c i s e N o t h i n g i s g o i n g to c h a n g e w i t h t h e m b eca u s e t h e y a re s t u c k i n t h e i r o l d w a y s T h e se p e o p l e w a n t e v e r y b o d y t o c h a n ge w h il e t h e y r e m a i n t h e s a m e T h ey a r e o n l y c o n ce r n e d i n r e g a i n i ng p o w e r w h il e a dv a n c i n g t he i n t e r e s t o f t h e w ea l t h y o v e r t he mi dd l e c l a ss a n d p oo r w o r k i ng A m e r i ca n s W e t h e p e o p l e m u st n o w m a r c h t o W a s h i n g t o n D C a nd d e m a nd t h a t t h e R e pu b l i ca n s l i ft t h e D e b t C e il i n g t o a v o i d an e c o n o m i c c a t a s t r o p h e i n o ur c o u n t r y o r g e t o u t o f t h e c i t y a nd t a k e t h e p r o b l e m s b ac k t o t h e ir h o m e s w h e r e t h e y c a me f r o m M illi o n s o f A m e r i ca n s a re un e m p l o y e d t o d a y a nd t h e f o c us s h o u l d b e g e tt i n g t h e s e p e o p l e j o bs t o f ee d t h e i r f a mili e s T h e t im e f or p o l i t i c a l g a m e s i s o v e r a n d o ur p e o p l e h a v e h a d e n o ug h o f i t. W e a r e l o c a t e d o ff J o s e p h A n d r e w s D r i v e n e a r t he F a l c o n F i e l d i n S a n I g n a c i o T o w n C a l l u s a t 8 2 4 2 07 6 or 670 2329 E -m a il : c l e a n m a s t er b z @ya 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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Sund a y Ju l y 31 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 13 T h e N e w s pap e r t h a t c a r e s a nd da r e s t o b r i n g o u t t h e t r u t h 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 4 2 A W e s t er n Hi g h w a y, S a n t a E l e n a C ay o, Be li z e C e n t r a l A m er i ca O ff i ce T e l : 804 4900 C e ll : 626 8822 626 3788 s t a r n e w s p a p e r @ g m a i l c om B Y : Fiona W alke r Principal D i r e c t o r o f J u l i a G a b r i el C e n t r e f o r L e a r n i n g a nd Chiltern House. The transition fro m preschool int o Pri m ar y school is one o f the bi g g est cha ng es a c h ild wil l face i n h i s o r h e r e d u c at i o n a l j o u r n e y. There are m any factors which wi l l det e r m ine how s ucces s ful this transition is. Y ou need to be well aware of these factors so you can support your child and ensure this m o ve to bi g scho o l is one tha t is f a c e d w i t h e x c i t eme n t a nd anticipation rather than fear and appreh e nsion. C o n f i d e n ce C o nf i de n ce is d ef i ne d a s a belief or tru s t in your own abilities and jud gm ent. C h i l d r e n b e gi n t o d e v e l op conf i dence fr o m a v ery early age. Ear l y p o sit i v e e xpe r ien c es p r o vi de th e f o un d at i on on wh i ch self-confidence is built I f your child has a stron g belief in their o w n a b i l i t y a n d a p p ea r c o n f i d e nt when faced with new situations they are v ery li k ely to ta k e the transition to Pri m ary school in their stride. F o r c h i l d r e n w i t h l e ss confidence they will need m ore reassurance durin g the first few wee k s as they settle in. I nd e p e n d e n ce B e i n g a b le t o d r es s i nd e p e nd e n t l y p a c k a n d u n p a ck a s c h o ol ba g an d follow rout i nes and in s truct i on w i thou t nu m e r ous pro m pts is v ital in school. It i s o f t e n c h i l d r en w h o s t r ug g l e t o f u n c t i on ind e pende n tly th a t fac e far g reater challen g es in Pri m ary school A m ista k e so m e parents m a k e is f o cusing sole l y on acade m ic de v e l op m ent but not on the social s k ills of independence and confidence. T e mp e r a m ent: C hi l dre n h ave di f fe r ent te m pe r a m ents i n other words their natural style of interactin g or reactin g to people, places and thin g s Understandi n g y o u r c h i l d s t emp e r a m e n t, w h ic h c a n v a r y g re a tl y f r om yours is i m portant for you to be a b le to he l p y ou r ch i ld se t tl e i n to his or her new school For children who are v ery slow to open up a n d expres s the m sel v es in n e w si t u a t i on s it i s imp o r t an t f or you to r eassure the m t h at it is oka y t o a sk f o r he l p o r d i r e ct i on s F or c h il d re n w h o g et o v erly sti m ulated by m any new sensory exper i ences a quiet ti m e to unwind after s chool is v ery i m portant. Lear n i n g S tyle: Once children e n ter Pri m ary sch o ol y ou c an expect an increase in ho m ework so be p r epared for some brain s t r a i n a s y o u t r y t o r e m e m b er your al g ebra and the capitals of f a r f lu n g c ou n t r ie s B y u nd e rs t a n di ng y o u r c hi l d s l ea r n i ng style you will be able to m a ke the ti m e spent on wor k at ho me a ti m e you will treasure as opposed to dread Y our child will m ost li k ely fall into one of the these three cate g ories: A uditory learners re m e m ber by tal k in g out loud li k e to ha ve thin g s explained orally and m ay h a v e t r o u b l e w i t h w r i t t en i n s t ru c t i on s A u d i t or y l ea r n e rs m ay t al k to t h e m sel v e s when learnin g so m ethin g ne w. V is u al l ear n ers eas i ly re m ember v isu a l detai l s and pr e fer t o se e what they are l e a r n i n g T h e y p r e f er t o w r i te down instructi o ns and m a y ha ve trouble followin g lectures. Kine s theti c or ta c tile l e a r n e r s p r e f e r a c t ivi t i e s t h at allow the m to do what they are learnin g about T actile learners li k e to touch thin g s in order to l e a r n a b ou t t h em an d l i k e to m o v e a r oun d whe n ta lk in g or list e nin g. R o l e M o d e ls If you r chi l d ha s an o l der sibling or close cou s ins and f r i e nd s w ho a l re a d y a t t e nd Pr im ar y sch o ol i t me ans t hat your child is not steppin g into t h e gr ea t u nk no w n Ge n era l ly youn g e r children lo o k up to older relati v es and friends and loo k forward to bein g able to do what they do Goin g to the sa me school a s an older sib l in g is a v e r y pr o ud mom ent for m any children. Develo p in g pos i ti v e se l festee m and confidence in your child is not so m ethin g that can be done o v erni g ht and neither is g ai n in g an insi g h t into your c h i l d s t e m p e r ame n t a nd l e a r n i n g s t y l e La y i n g t he f o un d a t io n s f or deve l op i ng M o t h e r P ee p i n g T h r o u g h t h e W i n d o w D o e s T h i s S i g ht N o t L oo k F a m ili ar secure confident children ta k es ti m e and be g ins in the v ery first year of life. W ith only a few days to go be f ore t he n e w sc h ool y ear s t a r t s t h e r e a r e a n u m b e r of ways yo u can use this ti m e to further prepare your child. Routine: Get your child into the new routine of bedti m e and g ettin g up early a g ood few days before school starts A g ood ni gh t s sl e ep an d nutri t ious brea k fast is v ital for success in school. Be prepared: I n v ol v e your ch i ld in buyi ng the neces s ary school supplies this can create a sense of excite m ent. T al k it throu g h: S pend a lot o f t ime t a l k i n g t o y ou r c h i ld about the new school and what wil l be di f f erent; for example, buyin g food fro m the canteen or supp l ies fro m the boo k shop. A lso g i v e the m ad v ice on what t o d o i f t h ey a r e u n s u r e T a lk a b o u t y o u r e x p e r i e n ce s a t s c h o ol a n d a l l y o ur h a pp y m e m o ri e s. Gi v e the m ti m e to thin k and ask ques t ions. Re m e m b e r to b e posi t i v e, should you show anxiety it will certainly spread to your child It is natural that as parents you are a n x i o u s t h at t h e y m a ke a s u c c e ss of the new en v iron m ent settle in well m a k e friends and enjoy g oin g to school each da y That is a n o r m a l pa r t o f pa r ent i n g but it is also our job to focus on the positi v e T al k about what a big boy or g irl th e y are no w how m uch they will enjoy the school a n d f oc u s o n a l l t ha t w i ll be excitin g and ne w. 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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 Ju l y 31 2011 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 Ju l y 31 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 a c c o m p a n y h i m t o a mo re illu m inated area of the v illa g e. T he mo ther a g re e d to the r e que s t b u t w h en h er s on w as ta k in g lon g er than usual to return she went loo k in g for him and t his was w hen in a dark a r e a s h e f o u n d t h em i n a c o m p r o m i si n g p o si t i o n w i th Cu m b e rbatch s p ants arou n d his an k l es. The boy told the m other that C u m b e r b at c h b e g a n t o u ch i ng h i m o n h i s p e n i s a n d t h at C u m b e r ba t c h p u l l e d d o w n h is p a nt s b e n t o v e r b a c k w a r ds in front of hi m and requested for t h e b o y t o h a v e s e x w i th h i m H e s a id t h at wh e n he refused to do so Cu m berbatch reportedly g rabbed hi m by the ar m and be g an forcin g the boy upon hi m self and this was when t h e m o t h e r a p p ea r e d o n t he scen e and upon seein g wh a t was ta k in g place the m other be g an shoutin g for help. V i l l a g e r s r e p o r t e d ly r e s p o n d e d w i t h s t i cks a nd m ache t es They ch a sed and eve n t u a l l y c a u g h t u p w i th Cu m berbatch and ad m inistered a ter r ible beat i n g on hi m after which they bound his hands and f e e t b a c kw a r ds c a l l ed th e p ol i ce and left hi m on the g round until the police arri v ed. The chi l d w a s e xa m i ned at t h e Sa n I gna c i o C o mm u n i ty H o spi t al whe r e t h e m edi c al off i c e r o n d u t y D r Fi d el C u ella r, reported no injuries to his pri v ate parts. Cu m berbatch was also treated at the S an Ig nacio Hospital for inju r ies to hi s face he a d and C o n ti n u e d F r o m F r o n t P a ge other parts of the body which he recei v ed at t h e hands of the v illa g ers He was later released into police custod y. He spent the wee k end in police c u st o dy an d w a s t a k e n t o San Ig n aci o s ma g i s tra t e c o urt on Monda y July 25 where he pled not g uilty to the cha rg e. He was o f fered and m et bail i n t h e s u m o f $ 1 5 0 0 a n d o r d e r ed to retu r n to court on W e dnes d a y, S epte m ber 14 20 1 1. T h e i n j u r e d a cc u s e d o n t he g r o un d a f t e r t h e b e a t i ng C O L O M B I A W ed n e sda y, J u ly 27 20 1 1: A ju d g e in C ol o m b i a h as o r d e re d t h e ar r es t o f a f o rmer a g ric u ltu r e m ini s te r su s pec t ed of d i v ert i n g farm subs i dies intended for peasant far m ers to rich landowners. A n d r e s F el ipe A r i a s, a m i n i s t e r i n t h e g o v e r n m e n t of f o r m e r P r e s i dent A lv ar o U r i b e, w i l l b e h el d a t a j a i l i n t he ca p ital B o g ot a whil e his c ase proceeds. Mr A rias denies the cha rg es. He faces up to six years in jail if co n v ic t ed. Mr A rias 38 once seen as a possible successor to Mr Uribe, i s o n e o f t h e m o st s e n i o r o f f i c i a ls fr om the Urib e era t o fa c e arr e st. But last wee k the Colo m bian A t t o r n e y G e n e r a l s o f f i ce d i s q u a l i fi e d h im fr om p u b l ic o f f ice f o r 16 y ears b ecaus e of what it dee m ed were irre g ularities in the subsidy sche m e. C olo m b ia s E x Mi n is t e r of A g r i cul t u re An d re s F e l i p e A r i as I M P O R T A NT N O T I CE A s o f J un e 14 2011 F r a n k T u ll i s no l on g er a ff i li a te d w i th D i a m ond R e a l ty a nd w i ll no l on g er r e p r e s e n t D i a m ond R e a l ty i n a n y w a y. O u r o f f i c e n ow i n c l ud e s: L a r r y K o n e c hny I r e n e K o n e c hny D a p h i n e V ega D i a m o n d R e a l ty w i ll c o n t i nu e to d o o u r b e s t to m a k e d e a li ng w i t h u s a g re at e x p er i e n c e. N EW p re f a b r i cated m etal bui l d i n g f or sale. Ru st p r oof a n d H u rr i ca ne ra t ed. M ade i n t h e US 1500 s q u are f eet ( 25 f t w i de a n d 60 f t l on g ). P lease e m a il l o r n e @ g r u m p ya ndh a pp y c om f o r m o re i n f o r m at i o n. F OR SA LE W e t a k e t h i s o pp o r t un i t y t o i n f o r m o ur C u s t o m er s a n d t h e G e n er a l P u b li c t h a t w e a r e n ow l o c a t e d o n C a r m e n S t r ee t i n S a n t a E l e n a a c r o ss f r om t h e J o s e p h A n d r e w s F oo tb a ll F i e l d. A r e y o u h a i n g pro b l e m s w i t h c oll e c t i ng m o n e y s o m e o n e o w e s y o u? A r e y o u h a v i n g pro b l e m s w i t h t he a u t h ori t i e s s e r v i n g l e g a l do c u m e n t s u pon s o m e o n e? W e c a n d o i t f o r y o u. V i s i t u s o n C a r m e n S t r ee t i n S a n t a E l e n a C ayo o r C a ll u s a t : 626 4063 R ea s o n a b l y P r i ce d H o u s e & L o t F o r S a le C l o se t o S ac r e d H ea rt C o ll e g e, C o r B e ll a V i s t a & S ec ond S tr ee t s, S a n I g n ac i o T o w n, C a yo F o r m o r e i n f o r m a ti on ca ll: 607 3804 o r 802 2824 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 16 S TA R T el: 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 Ju l y 31 2011 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