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Sund a y A u g u s t 14 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 P l e as e Tu r n T o P a g e 2 SA N I G NA C IO TOW N C a y o, W e d n es da y A u g u st 1 0 2 0 1 1: S an Ig nacio police reports the s u c c e s s f u l r e m o va l o f a n o t h er pr o hibit e d fi r ear m of f t h e str e ets of the co mm unit y. A ct i n g upon inf o r m ation r e c e ive d o f a n a s s a u l t in pr o g ress a te a m of polic e m en rushed to D r Roca street S anta C r u z S a n t a E l e n a w h e re the in v esti g ation led to the disco v ery of a 16 g au g e shot g un w i t h a s a w e d o f f e r b a r r e l a nd with a li v e 16 g au g e cartrid g e in the barrel. The brand and serial nu m ber o f t h e gu n c o u l d n o t be ascertained bec a use of the g un s corroded condition. When the tea m of police m en re t urne d to t he s tati o n in S an I gn a c i o t h e y m e t R i c a rdo Me j ia 44 B e li z ea n l a bo r er r e s i d i ng i n t h e P i lgr i m A r e a, S anta Elena town who infor m ed T h e A cc u s ed O r li n Sm i t h 21 J u s t i n R h o d a s, 18 T r e v o r J o n e s, 19 M a r k i s P a n d y 18 M a r v i n N e a l 18 T h e A r t ic l e O n P a g e 15 S a n I g n a c i o s A d v e n t u r e s, BT L 20 1 1 C h a mps T h e A r t i c l e Is O n P ag e 4 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. 285 Sunday, August 14, 2011 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 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 a ge 2 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S und a y A u g u s t 1 4 2 011 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 6 2 6 3 7 88 s t a r n e w s p a p e r @ g m a i l c om that he was the person held up in the area I n a state m ent to the po l ice M e jia i nfor me d tha t at ar o und 1 0 :30 p m th a t S un d a y, A u g ust 7 he w a s wal k in g o n D r. Roca S treet S anta Cruz S anta Elena when he was approached b y tw o m a l e p e rs o ns o f d a rk complex i on o n e b a re f a ced while the other had a ra g o v er h i s h e a d a nd f a c e M ej i a t o l d t he p o l i c e t h a t t h e b a r e f a c ed at t ac k e r held hi m u p wi t h a black stock gun with a rusty sawed o f f barrel. T h e gu n w a s p o s i t ive ly i d e n ti f i e d by t h e c omp l ai n a n t. A n i de n t i fi c a t i o n p a r ad e w as later conducted resultin g in the c o m p l ain a nt id e nt i fyi n g o ne Orli n S m ith as the person who held hi m up with the g un. The accused Orlin Sm ith 21, B e l i z e a n l a b o r e r o f a D r. R o c a S t r e e t a d d r e s s i n Sa n ta E l e n a wa s c o n s e qu e n t l y a r r e s t ed a n d c h ar g e d f o r k e e p i n g a p r o h i b i t e d f i r e a r m a n d f or k eeping a mm unition w i thout a g un license. There is no indication of any c h a rge le v ied a g a i nst hi m for the a l l e g e d a ss a u l t up o n Ri c a r do Mejia. Sm ith appeared before S an I gn a c i o s M a g i s t r a te D a le C a y e t a no o n W e d n e s d a y, Augu s t 1 0 w h e r e h e p l ea d e d n ot g uilty to both cha rg es. H e w a s s u b s e q u e n t ly re m anded to the central prison in Hattie v ille and is scheduled t o r e tur n t o c o ur t o n T u e sd a y, October 1 1 20 1 1. Police su s pect that this gu n c o u l d ve r y w e l l b e a weapon for rent used in se v eral robberies co mm itted within the c o mm u ni t y. H A W THO R NE Cal ifo r n ia, U S A u p da t ed Th u r sda y, A u g u st 1 1 20 1 1 : ( a d a p t ed f r om KT L A): A m an f r o m Be l ize va catio n ing in S outhern California has been ar r est e d a f ter he a l le g e dly followed a teena g e g irl into her Hawthorne apart m ent and then tried to rape the g irl s m othe r. Lirisi Ar zu 22 was boo k ed on sus p icion of assa u lt with in t ent to c omm i t ra p e a t te mp ted r a pe fal s e impri s on m e nt a nd bur g la r y. Police say A rzu approached 1 3 y e ar o l d P e r l a P a di l la a s s he w a s t a l k i ng o n h e r c el l p h o ne out s ide he r apar tm ent i n the 1 2 0 0 0 b l o c k o f Y o r k A ve n ue around 1 1:20 p m Monda y. Padilla told KT L A that A rzu b eg a n t a l ki n g to h er an d t h en tried to hu g he r S he pushed him o f f he r. I could have fainted I was sca r ed ... l ike re a ll y r e ally scared Padilla said. S he said A rzu pushed his way into the apart m ent when she ran inside to tell her m othe r. He k ic k ed open the door to the bedroo m where her 34-yea r -old m oth e r and 2y ea r -old s ister were. I thought he was going to kil l us or s omethi n g , P adi l la said. A rzu alle g edly tried to rape the m ot h e r. P a d i l l a r a n t o a n e i g h b o r s apart m ent for help S he said she could hear her m o m screa m ing fro m across the street. My mom says he was trying to touch he r , she told KT LA. The nei g hbor ran o v er when he heard what was happenin g, pulled A rzu o f f the g irl s m other T h e A cc u s ed L i r i s i A r z u 22 and b e g an fi g h tin g wit h hi m. The m other then called police. Police had to use a taser to subdue and arrest A rzu who is n o w b ei n g h el d o n $ 1 m i ll i on bail at the Hawthorne jail. O f ficers suspect he was under t h e i n f lu e nc e o f d ru g s a t t h e t ime of the alle g ed attac k. T h e m o t he r s u ff er e d m i n or injuries but did not ha v e to be hospit a lized. C o n ti n u e d F r o m F r o n t P a ge T h e A ll e g e d V i c t im By: Ra ph ael Marti n ez P ub lic Relati on s O ff icer Mi n ist r y of P o lice & P ub lic S a f e ty B E L M O P A N Th u r sda y, A u g u st 1 1 20 1 1: A s part of the Restore Belize i n iti a ti ve t h e P o lic e Re f orm Co mm ittee on Monda y A u g ust 8 20 1 1 launched its Co m plaint Fo r m. The for m i s to be u sed by the g eneral public as well as by p o l i c e o f f i c e r s t o l o dge c omp l a i n t a g a i n s t p o l i ce o f ficers. The for m s are now a v ailable at a l l m a j o r m e d i a h o u s e s a n d at po l ice s t atio n s co u ntryw i de. Comple t ed f or m s ar e to be f o l d e d p l a c e d i n a n e nve l o p e a nd deposited in drop boxes located at dis t rict hea d st a tion s ac r oss the countr y. The Co m plaint For m s will be collected wee k ly by a m e m ber o f t h e n e w I n d e p e n d e nt Co m plaints Co mm ission (I C C). The Co m m ission is m a n dated to respond to co m plainants within t w o w e e k s a s t o t h e a c ti o n s t aken and up to a pe r iod of 60 days f o r t h e co n c l u s io n o f ma tt e r w arrantin g action. Co m plaint For m s can also be f o u n d o n l i n e at w w w b e l i z e p o l i c e bz or ww w poli c e g o v bz 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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P a ge 4 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S und a y A u g u s t 1 4 2 011 B Y : Cr uz G a m ez IGNA C IO T OWN Ca y o, W e dne s d a y A u g u st 10 20 1 1: T e l e m ed i a 14 and u nder foot b all t o u r n a m e n t o r ga n i z e d by A d ve ntures S ports C lub ca m e to S u bC h a mp s R o c k e t s o f U n i t e d v ille i t s c o n c l u s i o n t h i s Su n d ay A u g ust 7th 20 1 1 at the Nor m an Broaster S tadiu m. Gentle T ouch fro m Esperanza capture d the third pl a ce after e d g i ng S t e a l t h B omb e r s o f 7 Miles El Pro g re s so by a score of three g oals to two. T wo of Gentle T ouch s three g oals were scored by T ri m ain Harris and the other by R ob ert M endo za S corin g for S tealth Bo m ber were one each for L u is V ille da and De nn is Her n a nd e z. A d v entures of S an Ig nacio a l s o e dge d R o c k e t s of United v ille by one g oal co m ing by way of an auto g oal by L u is Sa n t o s resultin g in A d v entures wa lk in g aw a y w i th t he 2 0 11 Cha m pions o f T ele m edia 1 4 and under Football to u rna m ent f o l l o w e d b y U n i t e d v i l l e s R o cke t e m e r gi n g a s s u bchamps. B e st Go a l K e ep e r o f t he tourna m ent is Fra nk ly n Godoy of S tealth Bo m bers. The Best Coach A ward went to Etle n e G e n tle fro m S wifters. Best Midfield was awarded to T ri m ai n Harris fro m Roc k ets. The presti g ious Most Goals A w a r d w e n t t o N e h e m i as Her n a nd e z fro m S tealth Bo m be r s. The Best S upporti v e Mom award was present e d to T e r ry S w i f t fro m S wifters. Th e a w ar d s w e re pr e sen t ed by M r R on al d H u lse of Cayo Sp o r t s C o u n c i l a s s i s t e d by M i cha e l B l e a se P r e s i d e nt Na t ional Foot b all As socia t ion of Belize and Is m ael "Miley" G a r c ia r e p r e s e n t i n g t he Ministry of S ports. T h e or g a n iz i n g c o m mi t t ee extends heartfelt Than k Y ou to t h e B el i ze T e l emed i a f or th e ir f i n a n c i a l a s s i s t a n c e i n m a k i ng the tourna m ent a realit y. The co mm ittee also than k the m any parents players and fans f o r t h e i r s u p p o r t d u r i n g t he to u rna m e nt. A special Than k Y ou is also e x t e n d e d t o M r J o s e J a c k" M enj i v a r, a nd t o t he m ed i a, both audio and print as well as t o K e n t P an dy f r om t h e P a n dy Show" and to the m e m bers of the Executi v e Co mm ittee of the Na t ional Foot b all As socia t ion o f B e li z e e sp e c i al l y P re s id e nt Mic h ael Blease ; L u is Pe na a nd Nels on M o ss T h e Or g a n i z i ng C om m i t t ee infor m s that plans are now w e l l u n d e r w a y f o r t he co mm ence m ent of the Closing S e a s o n" o f BT L f oo t b a ll t o u r na m e n t s c h ed u le d f or l a te S e p te m b e r but no l a ter t han early October 20 1 1. N O T I C E OF TE N T H ANNUAL G E N E RA L M EET I NG B e li ze W a t e r S e r v i ce s L i m i t e d w ill h o l d i t s T e n t h A nnu al G e n e r a l M ee t i n g a t t h e Be li z e B il t m o r e P l aza H o t e l on F r i d a y 26 t h A ugu s t 20 1 1 c o mm e n c i ng a t 7 : 00p m s h a r p. A n A G M p ac k h a s b ee n m a il e d t o a ll S h a r e h o l d e r s. T h o se s h a r e h o l d e r s w h o ca nn o t a tt e n d m a y i f t h e y w i s h a ppo i nt a Pr ox y b y c o m p l e t i ng t h e A ppo i n t m e n t o f Pr o x y F o rm i n c l u d e d i n t h e A G M p ac k S h a r e h o l d e r s m a y a l s o s u b m it t h e e n c l o s e d Re s po n s e a n d Q u e s t i o n F o r m s. T h e d ea d li ne f o r t h e r ece i p t o f t h e s e f o r m s i s 5 : 00p m o n M o n d a y 22 nd A ugu s t 20 1 1. I f y o u h a v e n o t y e t r ece i v e d y o u r A G M P ac k k i n d l y ca ll 222 4 757 e x t 233 o r s t op b y o u r B W S o f f i ce a t # 7 Ce n t r a l A m e r i ca n B o u l e v a r d i n B e li ze C i t y t o g e t a c op y. S h a r e h o l d e r s a r e u r g e d t o a tt e n d a n d t o b e o n t i m e F or r e g i s t r a t i o n p u r po s e s p l ea s e b r i ng a l o ng y o u r S h a r e h o l d er I d e n t i f i ca ti o n C a r d I f yo u n ee d a n e w S h a r e h o l d er I d e n t i f i ca t i o n Ca r d p l ea s e c o n t ac t u s a t t h e nu m b e r a bo ve b e f o r e A ugu s t 22 20 1 1. D e li v er i n g W a t e r a n d M o r e ... B EL I Z E W A TE R S E R V IC ES ww w b w s c o m bz 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 a ge 6 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S und a y A u g u s t 1 4 2 011 B Y : Ely d e Ma nz a n e ro B u l l e t T re e F a l l s V i l l a g e, T hu rs d a y A u g u st 1 1 20 1 1: K eep I ns t ill i n g a S e nsi b le So cie t y K IS S i s a new up co m in g g roup in the v illa g e of bullet tree Falls. R e a li z i ng th e n ee d f o r b e t t er r e c r e a t i o n a l a c t i v i t i e s t o k e e p t he children o f f the street and away fro m dru g s we b e g an to wor k on the Bullet T ree Cental par k by fixin g a footbolito court and 2 v olley ball courts. This co mm unity project could n o t h av e bee n a c hie v ed i f n ot f or the kind ass i stance f ro m M s. Mary Carri di who contributed en o r m ou s l y. W e plan t o fenc e the e n tire co m m uni t y c e nter and P ark since the par k is located on the ( A d a p t ed f r o m C N N R ep o rt ) B y t h e C N N W ire S t a ff W e dn es d a y A u g u st 10 20 1 1: Gua t e m ala s Const i tutional Cou r t has b arred f or m er f irst l a d y S an d r a T orres f rom r u n n i n g a s a p r e s i d e n t i al c a n d id a t e a n d i n t h e pr o c e ss s h a k i ng u p t h e p o l i t i c al l a nds c ape a mo nth bef o re t he election. T h e c ou r t s M o nd a y r ul i ng me a n s Sa n d r a T o r r e s w ho di v o r ced Guat e m ala s c u rrent p r e s i d e n t i n a n a t t emp t to circu mv ent a nepotis m la w has now exhausted her appeals. The s e v en just i ces vo ted u n ani m ous l y t h at T or r es w as n ot eli g ible to b e on the ballot be c ause clos e re l ati ve s of the p r e s id e nt a r e c on s t i tu t io n a l ly barred fro m runnin g. Thr e e o f th e ju d g es had additi o nal a rg u m ents for the decision. T h e i r d e c i s i o n u p h e l d a S upre m e Court of Justice ruling issued last m onth. T or r es s l a mm e d th e ru l ing T u es d a y sa y ing i t l e ft Guate m ala s ne e diest citizens wi t hou t any o ne t o re p rese n t t hem in the c ount r y s h ig hes t o f f i ce. W it h o u t a ny l e ga l b a s i s, they made decisions that were pol i tical n ot lega l she told reporters T uesda y. Fo r m e i t i s a n ti de m oc r ati c t his po l it i cal ly n chi n g, t h is l yn c hin g i n th e m e dia , s he added. T orres filed for di v orce from P r esi d e n t Alva ro C o l om on M a rch 1 1 ; th e d i v o r ce w as finalized in A pril. The country s S upre m e Court ruled l a st m onth that t h e di v orce was used to a v oid the constitut i on a l p ro h ib i ti o n an d t h at in t r yi n g t o g e t a r ou n d t h e l a w, T o rre s co m m i t ted fra u d S he a p p e a l e d t o t h e C o n st i t u t i o n al Court which has final say in all constitutional m atters. The Constitutional Court said that T orres was a close relati ve of t h e preside n t and th u s not eli g ible to run but it dissented by rejectin g that le g al fraud had occurred. S o m e f o llowe r s of T orres who were g athered outside the court, cried when they heard the news. T o r res s aid T uesda y tha t she had not decided whether to support ano t her p r eside n tial c andid a te. S h e ur g e d he r fo l lo w ers to s u p p o r t c o ngr e s s i o n a l a nd ma yor a l c a nd i dat e s f r o m t he coa l ition o f parti e s behin d her ca n didac y sa y in g t hey w o uld protect social pro g ra m s. I n her state m ent before the Constitutional Court last wee k, T o r r e s a c c u s e d t h e s u p r eme c o u r t o f h aving p o l i t i c i z ed j u st i ce M o re t h an 1 7 m i ll i on G u a t e m a l a n s h a d s ign e d a petition sayin g they wanted her as a candidate she said a rg uing t h a t t h e p e o pl e s v o ic e s h o u ld be heard. D e mocra c y is b uilt w ith more democrac y , she told the judges. I n her a rg u m ent she reiterated th a t s h e w a s no t marri e d to a n yon e a n d s ug g e s t e d t h at 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 ed c u s t 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 he r e l o ca t 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 ly 7 t h f i r e 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 the r e was discr im inat i on a ga inst her because of her g ende r. T o r r e s 5 5 i s a f o r m er bu s ines s wo m a n and clot h ing exporte r S he was the candidate of the coalition of the National U n i t y f o r H o p e P a r t y ( U N E) a nd the Grand Nat i onal A lliance (GANA). T h e e n d t o h er can d id a cy c o ul d b oo s t t h e p r es i d e nt i al aspirations of the front-runne r, ret i red G e n Ott o P e r e z M o li na of the Patrioti c Part y A ccording t o a P r o d a t o s p o l l r e l e a s e d i n l a te Ju l y 37 6% of thos e sur v e yed said they would v ote for Perez Moli n a in th e S epte m b er 11 el e cti o ns T orr e s c am e i n se c ond with 17 2% of the v ote. The poll also as k ed who they w o u l d v o t e f o r i f T o r r e s candidacy was rejected W ith T o r r e s o u t P e r e z M o l i n a s nu m bers rose to 41 2% and f o r m e r c o n g re s s m a n Ma n u el B a l d i z on of th e D em o c ra t ic R e n o v a t e d L i b e r t y P a r ty (Li d er) was a di s tant second with 13 6%. side of a busy roadway thereby m a k in g it dan g erous especially s i n c e c h i l d r e n t e n d t o r un accross streets without loo k in g. Further m ore stray ani m als tend to use it to deficate which is unhealthy for the children. W e are also planin g on putting li g hts in the par k for ni g htti me use. W e w il l h a vi n g b i -w e e k ly fund r aisin g dr iv e on S un d ays in o r d e r t o e a r n f u n d s t o f i n a n c e t he fen c in g pro j ect. Th e first s uch e v e n t ta k es place on S unda y A ugust 14 with a chil d ren futbo l ito co m pe t ition. W e will als o ha v e a ma le and fe m a l e v olley b all co m pe t ition. Th e re w i ll b e lo t s to eat and d r in k W e en c our a g e you to brin g out the entire f am il y. 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 u g u s t 14 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 a ge 8 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S und a y A u g u s t 1 4 2 011 CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 I t m i gh t s ee m a s i f l i fe is a co mp lex m az e th e se d ays an d you re s tru g glin g to f ind t h e ce n tr e E v e ry time y ou t h i nk y o u ve f ou n d a s o l u t i on t o p r o b l ems a n o t h e r o ne appears L u c k y nu m b ers: 32, 76 95. AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 A re you ready to v enture i n to th e u n k n o wn ? W h et h er it i s ne w e x per i en c es tr a v el 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 c o u r a g e t o g o a h e a d or yo u w i ll a l way s be t hinking if only L u c k y nu m b ers: 38, 62 85. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 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 and hopeful. L u c k y nu m b ers: 03 35 67. 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 s h a r e t hi s i nt e r e st an d y ou cou l d beco me an exp e rt! L u c ky nu m b ers: 02 44 80 SCORPIO: O c tob e r 2 4 to November 21 A spontaneous decision could ta k e you to a place you feel you a r e m e a nt to b e I t i s n t by accident that you arri v e here It will be your intuition that leads you to the ri g ht places L u c ky nu m be rs: 16 2 4 52. SAG ITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 There are m ore ways than one to learn a di f ficult tas k and if it see m s li k e on e m ethod isn t wo rk in g tr y an o the r I t m ay a lso be that you h a v e c h osen the wr o n g m ent o r S ee k ad vi ce f rom s o m eo n e w ho thi n k s like y o u. L u c k y nu m b ers: 10 21 65. 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 practice L u c k y nu m b ers: 28, 69 78. 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 y o u r s e l f g o i n g f o r t he one you wouldn t nor m ally choose! L u c k y nu m b er s : 30, 49 55. VIRGO: August 22 to Se p tember 21 Good c h oices and p r actical 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 t h eir de c isi o ns for th em Lucky nu m be rs: 07 6 3 88. 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 ers: 14 36 83. 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 ers: 18 42 98. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 R e s u l t s y o u a r e s e e i ng no w re f lect the d eci s ions and c h oi c es yo u m a d e i n t he pa s t. T h e f a c t t h a t y o u p ut a l o t of t h ou g ht i n to th e se wi l l m e a n y ou c o ul d n t b e h a p pi e r w i t h t he co n seque n ces The ef fort was well worth it L u c k y nu m b ers: 06 57 72. B E L M O P A N Th u r sda y, A u g u st 1 1 20 1 1: Th e M i nis t ry of P ol i ce a nd Public S afety establishes I ndepe n dent Cri m es C omm is s ion ( I CC ) a s p a r t o f R ESTO RE Belize I nitiati ve W ith e f fect 10 February 20 1 1, t h e M i n i s t r y o f P o l i c e a nd Public S afety established an In d e p e n d e n t C omp l a i n ts C om m i s s i o n ( I C C) a s t he o v ersi g ht bod y to the Profess i o n a l S t a n d a r d s B r a n ch for m erly k nown as the I nternal Af fairs Di v ision. This is the first sta g e towards esta b lishin g a per m anen t body to in v esti g ate co m plaints m ade aga i n s t t h e P ol i c e D ep a r t m e nt with a v iew t o brin g about public confidence in the Police Depar t m ent. T h e I C C i s c h ar t e r ed to in v e sti g a t e co m p l aints m ade a g ai n st the p o lice an d m a ke r e c om m e n d a t i o n s t o t he M i n i s t ry o f P ol i c e a nd P u b l ic S af e t y. T h r e e p e r s o n s h a v e b e en no m i n ated to s e r v e on t h e pro te m co mm ittee. W e belie v e that this initiati ve will ha v e an i mm ediate i m pact i n o u r ef f o rt to re s to r e p ub l ic trust in the Police Depart m ent. The I CC is totally i n dependent o f t h e P o l i c e D e p a r t m e n t, inte r est g roup s and pol i tical p a rt i e s f re e f r o m gov e r n me nt in v ol v e m ent in its decisions on c a ses hea r d a n d go v e r ned by le g islation that g i v es it autho rity to operate e f fecti v el y. I n t h i s r e g a r d a t h r ee m e m ber pro t e m c o mm i t tee has since been for m ed consistin g of Mr s D one lle H awk, L e g al A d v i s o r i n t h e M i n i s t r y of Police and Public S afety; Mrs. J a c que li n e S an c hez fr om the National T rade Union Con g ress o f B e liz e a n d F or me r M a gi str a te Earl Jones C h ief Executi ve Off i c e r o f B e l i z e C e n t r al Prison s Kolbe Foundation. T he p ro-t em c omm i t tee w ill act a s a pr e re q uis i te to th e b o dy of fi v e and i s in v esti g ating and m a k in g reco m m enda t ions re g ardin g the bac k lo g of cases a t t h e P o l i c e I n t e r n a l A f f a i rs Divisi o n. The body of fi v e will be m ade u p o f p er s o n s o f g o o d mo r al c h a r ac t e r a n d be n om i n a t ed fro m an d by the Bar A s s ociation of Belize a representati v e from t h e C o u n c i l O f C h u r c h e s a C i v i l Soc i et y r e p r es e nt a t i v e a m e m b e r of the National T rade Union Con g ress of Belize and a re p re s en t ative f rom t h e N on Go v e r n m ental O rg aniz a tions c o mm u ni t y. The I CC will be e m powered t o s u mm o n w it n es s es an d c a ll fo r th e pro d uct i on o f bo ok s, plans and docu m ents and to exami n e w i t n e s s e s a n d p a r t i e s c o ncerned on oath. The na m es of this body of fi ve their o rg anizations and contact infor m ation will be released at a later date. We A MS T o Pl e a 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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Sund a y A u g u s t 14 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 SAN T A ELEN A T O W N Frid a y A u g u st 12 20 1 1: W ith less than se v en m onths to g o before m unicipal elections countrywide on March 7 2012, t h e t w o ma j o r p o li t i c a l p a r t i e s in S an Ig nac i o/ S ant a Elen a are ge ar i n g up fo r co nv e n ti o ns to select their m ayoral and councilor candidates. The United De m ocratic Party con v ention wi l l be held this Su n d a y A u g us t 1 4 b e t w e en 9 : 00 a m and 4:00 p m at S t Ig natius H i g h S c h oo l in S a n ta El e na T o w n. T wo-ter m incu m bent Mayor J ohn Fra n cis A u g u st Jr ., will b e c h a l l enge d b y n e w c o m e rs Ed u a rd o S a l i m Juan I g n a cio B arre ra a n d N a r c i so A y a la. W e ta k e t h is oppo rt un ity t o i nfo r m our C u st o m ers a nd t h e G e n eral P ub lic t h at w e a r e now l o cate d on Car m en S t r eet i n Sa n ta Ele n a ac ro ss fro m t h e J o se ph A ndr e ws Pa r k. Ar e yo u h a v i ng p r o b l e m s w i t h c o ll e c t i ng m on ey s o m e on e o w e s yo u? Ar e yo u h a v i ng p r o b l e m s w i t h t he a u t ho r i t i e s s e r v i ng l e g a l d o c u m e n t s u p on s o m e on 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 in S a n t a E l e n a C ay o o r C a ll u s a t : 626 4063 The six incu m bent councilors: E a r l T r ap p B e r n a d e t te Ferna nd e z E du ar do C a no, I n c u mb e n t M ay or J o h n A u g u s t J r ( UD P) E du a r d o S a li m J u a n ( U D P) Mos e s Ch u c D e sol N e a l a nd V a n e s s a N ea l a r e s e e k i ng to hol d on t o their positi o ns as they fac e chall e n g es f r o m fi v e new candid a tes in the pe r sons of M i c h a e l S a l aza r Sha ry M edina J i m m y G o ngor a, C h arles Ca b ral and D o m i n go P a che c o. T wo wee k s late r on S unda y, A u g u s t 2 8 t h e o p p o s i t i on P e opl e s U ni t ed P art y (P U P) will be holdin g their con v ention a t S t An d r e w s A n g l i c a n P r ima ry Sc ho o l i n S an Ign ac i o T ow n a l so be t ween t he h o urs o f 9:0 0 am and 4:00 p m. C andida t es co n testin g the m ayoral candidate position are Ra m on Q uiroz Orl ando E sp at Al m a Fr u t os L u is A yala a nd G i lro y Re quen a. Whil e the P U P i s sti l l see k ing ca n didat e s for a fu l l sla t e of s ix, th e fou r k now n can d idat e at t his ti m e a r e Ma r le ni Gu e r ra A l lan Ma n ga r E lias Rod rig u e z a nd G erve r V al d ez W ith t wo m ore ca n dida t es t he co nv ent i on c o uld re s ult i n the e ndors e m ent o f c ouncil o r candidates a s those se ek in g the m ay o ral cand i dac y do ba t tle a m on g t h e m sel v es. R a m o n Q u i r o z ( P U P) O r l a n d o E s p a t ( P U P) B E L M O P A N C ay o W e d ne sd a y A ugu st 1 0 2 0 1 1: The Go v ern m ent of Belize p r o p o s e s t o imp l eme n t a fo ur -yea r pro j ect t o i m p r o ve s o l i d w a s t e ma n ageme nt practices in four m unicipalities of t he W es t ern C o rridor : S an P e dr o A mber g ri s C a ye C a ye Caul k e r Belize City and S an Ig nacio/ S anta Elena to support t h e g o a l s o f e n v i r o n m e n t al p r ote c tio n n a tur a l r e sou r ce conser v ation and protection of public health and safet y. The Project will also contribute t o e n h an c i ng t h e im a g e of B e l i ze in the ecot our i s m m ar k e t as one of t h e first c a sualties t o the p r o j e c t w i l l b e t h e c l o s u re a n d d e c o m mi s s i o n i n g o f o p en d ump si t e s i n B e li z e Ci t y at M i le 3 5 Sa n Ig nacio/ S an t a Elena, S an Pedro Am be rg ris Caye and Caye Caul k e r. T h e p r o j e c t e n t a i l s t he con s tructio n of wa s te tran s fer/ recyclable reception facilities at a t a l l f o r o f t h e s e e x i s t i ng faci l ities. I t entails the construction of a New Re g ional S anitary L andfill at Mile 24 W estern Hi g hway to r e cei v e mu nic i pal sol i d w a ste f r o m the tr a ns f er st a tio n s a nd surroundin g co mm unities. The project will also include the construction of the 3 3 km access road to the landfill. C u r r e n t stat u s of t h e P ro ject A s it relates to Co m ponent 2, t h e P ro j ec t is no w c o m p l et i ng t h e co n s t r u ct i o n o f t h e a c c e ss road to the landfill. The biddin g d ocu m ents for the cons t ruction a nd operat i on of the inf r astructure wo r k s ha ve b e e n i s s u e d t o a l l f o ur p r e q ua l i f i e d f i r m s f o r su b m i ssion of Bids by S epte m ber 28, 20 1 1. P hysic a l wor k s at t h e Re gi onal S anitary L andfill site to prepare the first cell for the reception of solid waste are expected to start in January/February of 2012. T he Mile 24 Re g i o nal S an i tary L andfill site was selected after a ri g orous site selection process by wor l d renowned co n sulting f i r m S T A N T E C C o ns u lt i ng In t e r n a t i o n a l Limi t e d o f C a n a d a. T he E v i ron m e n tal I mpact A s s e s s m e n t f o r t h e p r o p o s ed Re g ion a l S anitary L a ndfill, which docu m ented the potential i m pa c ts of t h e L an d fi l l a nd a s s o c i a t e d mi t iga t i o n s me a s u r e s, was su b m itted to the Departm en t of t h e En v i r on m en t and appro v ed by the NE A C in 2001 and also its updated v ersion in 20 1 0. The perfor m ance standards f o r t h e p r o p o s e d R egi o n al S a n i t a r y La n df i l l h ave b e en de v eloped based on the internat i on a l g u i de l in e s st i pu l a t ed by the United S tates En v iron m ental Protection Ag ency (U S E P A) and the En v iron m ental Co m pliance Plan for the Project issued b y t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f t he E n v ir o n m e n t. These perfor m ance standards incl u de but a re not l i m ited t o the followin g sub-syste m s: surface wa t er m a na g ement; leac h ate ( p o l l u t e d w a t e r ) m a n a g e m e n t; g r o u n d w a t e r m a n a g e m e n t; l a n d f i ll ga s m a n a g e me n t a nd e n v i ro n m e nt a l mo n it o r i n g t h at w i ll pr o v i d e f ee d ba c k o n t he eff e c t ive n e s s o f t h e s e s u bsys t e m s. Th e S ol i d W a s te M a na g e m ent A u t hori t y t h e exe c utin g a g e n c y, i s st a f f e d w i th qu a lif i ed en g inee r s to i m ple m ent t his l ong aw a ited p roje c t for the b enefi t of Beli z eans al o n g the W e stern Hi g hway a nd su r round i n g ar e as. The A uthority t herefore extend its as s urances of the f acilities bein g built to t he hi g h st a ndards s p e c i f ie d i n t h e B i d d i ng D o cu m e nt s w h ich wi l l a l so b e v e r i f ie d / v a l i d at e d b y t he f u n d i n g a g e nc i e s a s w e l l as by the Con s truc t ion Qua l ity A ssurance/Co n trol En g inee r, O p e r at i o n s A u d i t F i r m, the DOE an d a Co mmu nity A d vi sory G r oup. 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 a ge 1 0 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S und a y A u g u s t 1 4 2 011 1 Pe o ple who point at their wri s t as k i ng for t h e ti m e ...I k n o w w h e r e my w a t c h i s p a l, w h e r e t h e h e l l i s y o u r s ? D o I poin t at m y b utt when I ask where the toilet is? 2 W h e n p e o p l e s a y O h y ou ju s t wan t to h a ve yo u r cak e and eat it too" Da m n Ri g ht What g ood is ca k e if you can t eat it? 3 When p e ople say "it's always t h e l a st pla c e y ou loo k" Of course it is Why the hell would y o u k e e p l o o k i ng a f t e r y o u ve found it? 4 When people as k "How are your kids doing" Do I l oo k li ke a da m n GO A T ? My pri m ary s c h o o l t ea c h e r ta ugh t me t h a t t he youn g of a g oat is a k id and that the youn g of a hu m an bein g is a child. 5 W h e n p e o p l e a s k w h i le watchin g the perfor m ance in a circus Di d y ou see t h at?" No L ose r I paid $15 to co m e to the c i rc u s an d s t a r e a t t h e d amn fl o or! 6 When so m ethin g is new and i m pr ov ed W hi c h i s i t ? I f i t 's ne w then there has ne v er been anyt h in g befor e it I f i t s an i m p r o v e m en t t h e n t h e r e mu st ha v e been so m ethin g before it, couldn t be ne w. 7 When p e ople say "li f e is short" What the hell??? L ife is the lon g est da m n thin g anyone e v er has !!! When it s done it s done What can be lon g er? 8 When you are waitin g for the bus and so m eone as k s Has the bus come yet?" I f the bus ca m e, would I be standin g here??? Ms A we was passin g by her dau g ht e r s bedroo m and was a s to n is h e d t o s e e t he b e d w as nicely m ade and e v erythin g was pic k ed up. The n she saw an e n v elope propped up p ro m inently on t h e ce n t e r o f t h e b e d I t w as addressed "M o m ". W ith the worst in m ind she o p e n ed t h e e nve l op e a nd r e ad the letter with tre m blin g hands: Dear M o m: I t i s w it h g r e a t r e g r e t a nd sorrow that I m writing you. I had to move out quietly with my new boy f rie n d b e cau s e I w a nt e d to av o i d a sc e n e w i th Dad and you. Je nn i f er as k s her boyfriend J a m es t o c o m e ov e r F ri d ay n i g h t f o r d i n n e r w i t h h e r p a r e n t s. S ince this is such a bi g e v ent, s h e pr omi se d t o g e t i nt ima te with Ja m es after dinne r. W e l l J ame s i s e c s t a t i c, especially sin c e he has ne v er been inti m ate with anyone He ta k es a trip to the phar m acist to g et so m e condo m s. The phar m acist helps tells him eve r y t h i ng t he r e i s t o k n ow about condo m s and inti m ac y. T h e p h a r m a c i s t a sks J a m es how m any condo m s he d li k e to bu y a 3-pac k a 10-pac k or a fa m ily pac k Ill be very busy tonight so Ill t ake the family pack responded Ja m es. That ni g ht Ja m es shows up at Jenn i fe r s par e nts hous e S he T o m is speedin g down the hi g hwa y He is doin g 80 in a 55 m ile s per hou r area A p olice hi g h way pa t rol pu l ls hi m o v er for speedin g and the following exchan g e ta k es place: Of f i c er : Ma y I s ee y our driver's license? Dri v er: I don 't h ave on e I h a d i t s u s p e nd e d w hen I g ot m y 5t h DUI . O f fice r : M a y I see the owner's card for this vehicle? Dr i v e r: It s n o t m y c a r I st o le it . O f ficer: The car is stolen? D r i v er : Th a t s r i g ht Bud d y. B u t c o m e t o t h i nk of it I t h i nk I sa w t h e own er's car d i n t he gl o ve box wh e n I w as pu tti ng m y g un i n t h e r e . O f ficer: There's a gun in the glove box? Dr iv er: Y e s si r Th at's w h e re I pu t it a f ter I s ho t a nd k illed t h e wo m a n who own s t h is car a nd st uff e d h er i n t h e tr unk . O f ficer: There's a BOD Y in the TRUNK? ? ? Dri v er: Y es si r . The o f ficer i mm ediately called his captain The car was quic k ly s u r r ou n d e d b y p o l ic e an d t he captain approac h ed the dri v er to handle the tense situation: I've been finding real passion w i t h A h m e d a n d h e i s so n i ce ev e n w i th al l h i s p ier c in g s, t attoos beard and his motorcycle clothes But it's not only t h e pa s si o n Mo m I m p re g n a nt and Ahmed said that we will be ver y happy a lthoug h he is t wice my age He a lready owns a trailer in the woods and has a s t ack of firewood for the whole winte r He wan t s to have many mor e chil d ren w i th me and t h at' s no w on e o f my dre a ms t o o A hm e d t a u g h t me t h at mar i juana d oesn't really hurt anyone and we'll be growing it for us and tra d ing it with his friends for all the cocaine and ecs t asy we want. In the meantime we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Ahmed can get better; h e s u r e d e s e rv e s i t! D o n 't worry Mom I'm 15 years old n o w a n d I k n o w ho w t o t a ke ca r e o f my s elf Som e day I'm s u re we' l l b e b ack to vi s it s o y ou c a n g e t t o k n ow yo u r gr a nd children. Y our daughte r Judith PS: M o m non e of t h e a bo ve is t r u e I m o v e r a t the ne i gh b or s h o u s e I j u st want e d t o l e t y o u kn o w t h at t h e r e a r e wo rse t h i n gs i n li fe t h a n m y r e po rt car d t h at's in m y d es k ce n te r d ra w e r I l o ve y ou Call wh e n it is sa f e fo r me t o c o m e ho m e. m eets hi m at the doo r "Oh I'm so excited for you to meet my paren t s come on in James !" Ja m es g oes inside and is ta k en t o t h e d i n n e r t a b l e w h e re Je n nife r s pa r ents are s eated He sits at the table and quic k ly o f f e rs to s a y t he gr ac e b e f o re m eals and bows his head. A m inute passes and Ja m es is still deep in praye r with his head down. T en m inutes pass and Ja m es is still deep into prayers. Fin a ll y a f te r ab o ut twe n ty m i nut e s w i th h is hea d do w n, J e nn i fe r l e an s o ve r a nd wh i sp e rs to James "I h a d no id e a you were this religious ." Ja m e s turns and w hispers ba ck "I h a d n o i d ea y our f at h er is a ph ar m acist ." Captain: Si r can I see your lice n se? Dri v er: S ur e He r e it is . It w as vali d. Captain: Who's car is this? Driver : I t' s m i n e o f fic e r. He r e's t h e own er's car d . He w as i nd ee d t h e d river own e d t h e ca r. C a p t a i n : C o u l d y o u s l o w ly open your glove box so I can see if there's a gun in it? Dri v er: Y es si r bu t t h e r e's no g un i n it . S ur e e nou g h t h e r e w as no t h i n g i n t h e gl o ve box. Cap t ain: W o uld y ou m ind opening your trunk? I was told you said there's a body in it . Dri v er: N o prob le m . T r unk is op e n e d ; no bod y. Captain: I don't unders t and it The o f ficer who stopped you said y o u told him yo u didn't h a v e a l i c en s e y o u s to l e t h e c a r, you had a gun in the glovebox, and that there was a dead body in the trunk. D r i ve r : Y ea h I' l l b e t t h at l y i ng s u c k er al so to l d you I w as s p ee d i n g t oo ! C a pt a in : H a v e a n ic e d ay S i r W e a p o l o g i z e f o r t he i n c o n v e n i e n c e s o r a c t i o ns might have caused 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, A P O L O N I O W I LL I A M S is 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 O R L I C E N SE f or t h e y e a r 20 1 1 t o o p e r a t e L AS C H I CA S B AR l o c a t e d a t #4 W e s t e r n H i gh w a y S a n t a E l e n a T o w n, C a yo D i s t r i c t. 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, P R U D E N C I A O R TE G A i s a p p l y i ng f o r a R E S T AURAN T & B AR L I Q U O R L I C E N SE f o r t h e y e ar 2 0 1 1 t o o p e r a t e M A Y A S C O OL S P O T l o c a t e d a t #26 G e o r g e P r i ce A v e n u e S a n t a E l e n a T o w n C a yo D i s t r i c t. 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 A u g u s t 14 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 I t s N e v e r T oo L a t e T o F i x A B r o k en P r o ce ss Dear E d it o r; I b el i e v e th a t c o m b att i ng cri m e requires a concerted and c o or d in a t e d e f f o rt by a l l l aw en f orce m ent ag enc i es w o r k in g in pa r tner s hip w ith t he c omm un i t y. S o m e of the occurrence I see h o we ve r ar e in m y hu mb le opinion a far cry for any such coordination ta k in g place. The police has a fair k nowle d g e o f t h o s e i n d i v i d u a ls co mm ittin g cri m es within their respecti v e c o mm unities but despite the police s best e f forts, s o m e l e v e l o f f r u s tr a t i o n s h a s got t o ki c k i n w he n t h e l a c k of coordination and the sharin g of i n fo rm a t io n s ee m s o b vi ou s ly l a c k i n g. A specific case that co m es to m ind is that of this S an Ig nacio boy who stan d s accused of r o b b i ng a C h i ne s e Gr o c e r in v illa g e of Bullet Falls Cayo. Prior to this latest incident, this boy pled g uilty to bu rg la ri z i ng a c o m p u te r s t o re i n S an I gn a c i o T o w n H e w a s s e n t e n c ed to fi v e years in jail but in less than 2 years he was bac k on the streets a g ain. When he pled g uilty to that c r i me a nd wa s se n te n ce to se rve f i v e y e a r s i n j a i l t h is s a me i n di v i dua l w a s o u t o n b a il f or another bu rg lar y. In this la t est inc i dent al t hou gh h e w a s reman d ed t o j a il fo r th r ee m onths within two wee k s he is bac k on the streets a g ain. This happens because in my v ie w those supre m e court bail c h a s e r s c o n t i n u e t o h o v er a r o u n d j u s t w a i t i ng t o g e t t he e a s y c a s h t h a t c ome s w i th ap p lyi ng to bai l ac c used per s ons re m anded by lower courts. In a l m o s t 9 9 % o f t h e se in s tan c es t he s upre m e c o urt o v e r tu r n s r ema n d o r d e rs f r om m a g i s trate cou r ts and th o se so re m anded are freed A ll it ta k es is for these people to co m e up w i t h t h e 1 5 o r 2 0 h u n d r ed do l lars t o pa y thos e bai l chas e rs. I n my v i e w t h e l a ck of co o rdina t ion o ccur s when the prosecution which is to m ount o p p o si t io n f or th e g ra n ti ng of t h e s e s u p r e m e c o ur t b a i ls a re not equipped with the necessary i n f o r m at i o n w he n t he y s t a nd befo r e a jud g e of the s u pre me court. I t s h oud therefore be that magi s t r a t e c o u rt p r o s e c u t o r s, upo n objec t in g to t he g ra n ting of bail to an a ccused should i mm edia t ely thereafte r trans m it the g rounds for such objection to the o f fice of the Director of Public Prosecutions in order for t h em t o p r e s e n t v i a b l e o b j e c t i o ns f o r th e g ra n t i n g o f b ai l w he n e v er these bail chasers appear before a jud g e of the supre m e court. I f this was the procedure I am w i lli ng t o gam b l e t hat a s upr eme c o u r t ju dge w o u l d n ot h ave released this indi v idual who o bv io u sl y ha s a pro p en s ity to co mm it cri m es. I t i s n e v e r t o o l a t e to i m ple m ent inno v ati v e processes t h at c an a ssi s t i n r e duc i n g t he crime rat e and b y exte n sion m a k in g Belize a safer place for all us and v isitors ali k e. Jose T uel San Ignacio N E W pre f a b r i cated m etal bui l d i n g f o r sale. Ru st pr oo f a n d H u rr i ca n e rated. 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 y a ndh a pp y c om f o r m o re i n f o r m at i on. F O R S A LE ( S a n t a E l e n a C a y o) N o w O ff er i n g 4 6 & 8 C e m e n t B l o c ks E f f i c i e n t S e r v i c e a n d L o w P r i c e s E v e r y d a y! A l s o p r ov i d i n g t o p q u a l i t y D r e 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 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 a ge 1 2 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S und a y A u g u s t 1 4 2 011 S h i n g l e s i s a s k i n r a s h ca u s e d by t h e s a m e v i r u s t h a t ca u s es c h i c k e np o x. T h i s v i r u s i s ca l l e d t he V a r i ce l l a z o s t e r v i r u s ( V Z V ) a nd b e l o n g s t o t h e h e r p e s f a m i l y of v i r u s e s. A f t e r a n i n d i v i d u a l h as c h i c k e n p o x t h i s v i r u s li v es d o r m a n t i n t h e n e r v o u s s y s t e m a nd i s n e v e r f u ll y c l ea r e d f r o m t he b od y. U n d e r c e r t a i n c i r c u m s t a n c e s, s u c h a s e m o t i o n a l s t r e s s, i m m u n e d e f i c i e n c y ( f r o m A I DS o r c h e m o t h e r ap y) o r w i t h ca n ce r, t h e v i r u s r eac t i v a t e s a n d ca u s es s h i n g l e s. I n m o s t ca s e s o f s h i n g l e s, h o w e v e r a ca u s e f o r t he r e ac t i v a t i o n o f t h e v i r u s i s n e v er f o u n d A n y o n e w h o h a s e v e r h ad c h i c k e np o x i s a t r i s k f o r t he d e v e l o p m e n t o f s h i n g l e s a l t h o ugh i t o cc u r s m o s t c o mm o n l y i n p e o p le o v e r t h e a g e o f 60 I t h a s b een e s t im a t e d t h a t up t o a milli o n ca s es o f s h i n g l e s o cc u r eac h y ea r i n t he U n i t e d S t a t e s o f A m e r i ca. T h e h e r p e s v i r u s t h a t ca u s es s h i n g l e s a n d c h i c k e n p o x i s n o t t he s a m e a s t h e h e r p e s v i r u s e s t h at c a u s e s g e n i t a l h e r p e s ( w h i c h c an b e s e x u a ll y t r a n s m itt e d) o r h e r p es m o u t h s o r e s S h i n g l e s i s m e d i ca lly t e r m e d H e r p e s z o s t e r. S i g n s & S y mpt o m s of s h i n g l e s. H o w l o n g d o es s h i n g l e s l a s t? E v e n w h e n t h e r e i s n o r a s h t he p a i n o f s h i n g l e s m a y b e a pp a r e n t. B e f o r e a r a s h i s v i s i b l e t h e p a t i e nt m a y n o t i ce s e v e r a l d a y s t o a w eek o f b u r n i n g p a i n a n d s e n s i t i v e s k i n. W h e n t h e c h a r ac t e r i s t i c r a s h i s n ot y e t a pp a r e n t i t m a y b e d i f f i c u l t to d e t e r m i n e t h e c a u s e o f t h e o f t en s e v e r e p a i n. S h i ng l e s r a s h s t a r t s a s s m a ll b l i s t e r s o n a r e d b a s e w i t h n ew b l i s t e r s c o n t i n u i n g t o f o r m f o r t h r ee t o f i v e d a y s. T h e b li s t e r s f o ll o w t h e p a t h of i n d i v i du a l n e r v e s t h a t c o m e o u t of t h e s p i n a l c o r d i n a s p ec i f ic r a y li k e d i s t r i b u t i o n ( c a l l e d a d e r m a t o m a l pa t t e r n) a nd a p p e a r in a b a n d li k e p a tt e r n o n a n a r ea of s k i n. T h e e n t i r e p a t h o f t h e a f f ec t ed n e r v e m a y b e i nv o l v e d o r t h e re m a y b e a r ea s i n t h e d i s t r i b u t i o n of t h e n e r v e w i t h b l i s t e r s a n d a r e as w i t h o u t b li s t e r s. G e n e r a ll y o n l y o n e n e r v e l e v el i s i n v o l v e d I n a r a r e c a s e m o re t h a n o n e n e r v e w i l l b e i n v o l v e d. E v e n t u a ll y t h e b l i s t e r s p o p a n d t he a r ea s t a r t s t o oo ze. Sh i n gl e s (Herpe s Z os ter) W h a t i s s h i n g l e s? W h a t c a u s e s s h i n g l e s? T h e a f f ec t e d a r ea s w ill t h e n c r u st o v e r a n d h ea l T h e du r a t i o n o f t he o u t b r e a k m a y t a k e t h r e e t o f our w ee k s f r o m s t a r t t o f i n i s h. O n o c c a s i o n t h e p a i n w i l l be p r e s e n t b u t t h e b l i s t e r s m ay n e v e r a p p ea r T h i s ca n b e a v e ry c o n f u s i n g ca u s e o f l o ca l p a i n. Is s h i n g l e s c o n t ag i o u s? Y e s s h i n g l e s i s c o n t a g i o u s. S h i n g l e s c a n b e s p r e a d f r om a n a f f e c t e d p e r s o n t o b a b i e s, c h il d r e n o r a d u l t s w h o h a v e n ot h a d c h i c k e np o x B u t i n s t e a d of d e v e l o p i ng s h i n g l e s t h e s e p e o p le d e v e l o p c h i c k e n po x O n c e t h ey h a v e h a d c h i c k e n po x p e op le ca nn o t ca t c h s h i n g l e s ( o r c o n t r a ct t h e v i r u s) f r o m s o m e o n e e l s e O n ce i n f ec t e d h o w e v e r p e o p l e h a v e t he p o t e n t i a l t o d e v e l o p s h i n g l e s l a t er i n l i f e. S h i n g l e s i s c o n t a g i o u s t o p e o p le w h o h a v e n o t p r e v i o u s l y h ad c h i c k e n p o x a s l o ng a s t h e re a r e n e w b l i s t e r s f o r m i n g a nd o l d b li s t e r s h ea li n g S imil a r to c h i c k e n p o x t h e t i m e p r i o r to h ea li n g o r c r u s t i n g o f t h e b li s t e rs i s t h e c o n t a g i o u s s t a g e o f s h i n g l e s. O n ce a ll o f t h e b li s t e r s a r e c r u s t ed o v e r t h e v i r u s c a n n o l o n g e r be s p r e a d a nd s h i n g l e s i s n o l o ng er c o n t a g i o u s. H o w i s s h i n g l e s d i ag n o s e d? T h e c li n i c a l a pp e a r a n ce of s h i n g l e s w i t h c h a r ac t e r i s t ic p a i n f u l b l i s t e r s l o ca l i ze d to t h e r e g i o n o f a s p e c i f i c n e r v e is u s u a ll y s u f f i c i e n t t o e s t a b l i sh t h e d i a g n o s i s N o d i a g n o s t i c t e s ts a r e u s u a ll y r e qu i r e d H o w e v e r, p a r t i c u l a r l y i n p e o p l e w i th im p a i r e d i m m u n e f un c t i o n, s h i n g l e s m a y s o m e t i m e s n ot d i s p l a y t h e c h a r a c t e r i s t i c c l i n i c al p a t t e r n I n t h e s e c a s e s s a m p l es f r o m t h e a ff ec t e d a r ea m a y be t e s t e d i n a l a b o r a t o r y e i t h e r by c u l t u r i n g t h e t i ss u e f o r g r o w t h of t h e v i r u s o r b y i d e n t i f y i n g t he g e n e t i c m a t e r i a l o f t h e v i r u s. W h a t i s t h e t r e a tm e n t f or s h i n g l e s ? S h o u l d I v i s i t my h e a l t h c a r e p r o f e ss i o n a l? T h e r e a r e s e v e r a l e f f e c t i ve t r ea t m e n t s f o r s h i n g l e s D r ug s t h at f i g h t v i r u s es ( a n ti v i r a l s) s u ch a s a c y c l o v i r ( Z o v i r a x) v a l a c y c l o v ir ( V a lt r e x) o r f a m c i c l o v i r ( F a m v i r) ca n r e du ce t h e s e v e r i t y a n d du r a t i on o f t h e r a s h i f s t a r t e d ea r l y ( w i t h i n 72 h o u r s o f t h e a p p e a r a n ce o f t he r a s h) I n a d d i t i o n t o a n t i v i r al m e d i ca t i o n s p a i n m e d i c a t i o n s m ay b e n e e d e d f o r s y m p t o m c o n t r o l B o th n o n s t e r o i d a l a n t i i n f l a mm a t o ry m e d i ca t i o n s a n d n a r c o t i c p a i nc o n t r o l m e d i ca t i o n s m a y b e u s e d f or p a i n m a n a g e m e n t i n s h i n g l e s. T h e a f f ec t e d a r ea s h o u l d b e k e pt c l ea n B a t h i n g i s p e r mi t t e d a nd t h e a r e a ca n b e c l ea n s e d w i th T h i s a r t i c l e i s pu b li s h e d a t t he r e qu e s t o f a S T AR r e a d er s o a p a n d w a t e r C oo l c o m p r e ss es a n d a n t i i t c h i ng l o t i o n s s u c h as ca l a mi n e l o t i o n m a y a l s o p r o v i de r e li e f A n a l u mi n u m ace t a t e s o l ut i o n ( B u r o w s o r D o m e b o ro s o l u t i o n ava i l a b l e a t yo u r ph a rm a c y) ca n b e u s e d t o h e l p d r y up t h e b li s t e r s a n d oo z i n g. W h a t a r e t h e c o mp li c at i o n s o f s h i n g l e s? G e n e r a l l y s h i ng l e s h e a ls w e l l a nd p r o b l e m s a r e f e w. H o w e v e r o n o cca s i o n t h e b li s t e rs ca n b ec o m e i n f ec t e d w i t h b ac t e r i a, c a u s i ng c e ll u l i t i s a b a c t e r i al i n f ec t i o n o f t h e s k i n I f t h i s o cc u r s, t h e a r e a w i l l b ec o m e r e dd e n e d, w a r m f i r m a n d t e n d e r Y o u mi g ht n o t i ce r e d s t r ea k s f o r mi n g a r o u nd t h e w o u n d I f y o u n o t i c e a ny o f t h e s e s y m p t o m s c o n t act y o u r h e a l t h c a r e p r o f e ss i o n a l. A n t i b i o t i c s ca n b e u s e d t o t r eat t h e s e c o m p li ca t i o n s. A m o r e w o rr i s o m e c o m p li ca t i on o c c u r s w h e n s h i n g l e s a ff ec t s t he f a c e s p e c i f i c a ll y t h e f o r e h e ad a n d n o s e I n t h i s s i t u a t i o n i t is p o ss i b l e a l t h o ug h n o t li k e l y t h at s h i n g l e s ca n a f f ec t t h e e y e ( k n o wn a s h e r p e s z o s t e r o ph t h a l m i c u s) l e a d i n g t o l o s s o f v i s i o n If y o u h a v e s h i n g l e s o n y o u r f o r e h ead o r n o s e y o u r e y e s s h ou ld b e e v a l u a t e d by a h ea l t h ca re p r o f e s s i o n a l. A r a r e c o m p li ca t i o n o f s h i n g l es i s k n o w n a s R a m s a y H u nt s y n d r o m e I n t h i s ca s e t h e c r a n i al n e r v e s ( c r a n i a l n e r v e s V I X a nd X ) a r e i n v o l v e d S y m p t o m s m ay i n c l u d e p e r i p h e r a l f a c i a l n e r ve w e a k n e s s a nd d e a f n e ss T he t y p i c a l r a s h i s o f t e n o b s e r v ed a r o u n d t h e ea r a n d ea r ca n a l. W h a t i s p o s t h er p e t ic n e u r a l g i a? T h e m o s t c o mm o n c o m p li ca t i on o f s h i n g l e s i s p o s t h e r p e t ic n e u r a l g i a T h i s o cc u r s w h e n t he n e r v e p a i n a ss o c i a t e d w i t h s h i n g l es p e r s i s t s b e y o n d o n e m o n t h e v en a f t e r t h e r a s h i s g o n e I t i s a r e s u l t o f i rr i t a t i o n o f t h e n e r v e s of s e n s a t i o n b y t h e v i r u s T h e p a in ca n b e s e v e r e a n d d e b ili t a t i n g. P o s t h e r p e t i c n e u r a l g i a o cc u rs p r im a r i l y i n p e op l e o v e r t h e a ge o f 5 0 a n d a f f e c t s 10 %1 5 % of p e op l e w i t h s h i n g l e s. T h e r e is e v i d e n ce t h a t t r ea t i n g s h i n g l e s w i th a n t i v i r a l a g e n t s ca n r e du c e t he du r a t i o n a nd o c c u r r e n c e of p o s t h e r p e t i c n e u r a l g i a. T h e p a i n o f p o s t h e r p e t ic n e u r a l g i a ca n b e r e du c ed by a nu m b e r o f m e d i c a t i o n s. T r i c y c li c a n t i d e p r e ss a n t m e d i ca t i o ns ( a m i t r i p t y l i n e [ E l a v i l ] a nd o t h e r s) C a p s a i c i n c r ea m ( Z o s t r i x) a d e r i v a t i v e o f h o t c h ili p e pp e r s can b e u s e d t op i ca l l y o n t h e a r e a a f t er a l l t h e b l i s t e r s h a v e h ea l e d, t o r e d u ce t h e p a i n L i do ca i ne p a i n p a t c h e s ( L i d o d e r m) a pp l i ed d i r e c t l y t o t h e s k i n c a n a l s o be h e l p f u l i n r e li e v i n g n e r v e p a i n s by n u m b i n g t h e n e r v e s w i t h l o c al li d o ca i n e a n e s t h e t i c T h e s e o p t i o ns s h o u l d b e d i s c u ss e d w i t h y o ur h ea l t h ca r e p r o f e s s i o n a l. C a n s h i n g l e s b e p r e v e n t ed w i t h a va cc i n e? I n M a y 2006 t h e U S F oo d a nd D r u g A d mi n i s t r a t i o n ( F D A) a pp r o v e d t h e f i r s t v acc i n e f o r a du lt s h i ng l e s T h e v a c c i n e d e v e l op ed b y M e r c k l a b o r a t o r i e s a n d k n o wn a s Z o s t a v a x i s a pp r o v e d f o r u s e in a du l t s a g e s 60 a n d o v e r w h o h a ve h a d c h i c k e n p o x T h e s h i n g l es v acc i n e c o n t a i n s a b oo s t e r d o s e of t h e c h i c k e n po x v a cc i n e u s u a l ly g i v e n t o c h il d r e n T e s t s o v e r an i n i t i a l f o u r y ea r p e r i o d s h o w e d t h at t h e v a c c i n e s i g n i f i c a n t l y r e d u c ed t h e i n c i d e n ce o f s h i n g l e s i n t h e se o l d e r a du l t s T h e s i n g l e d o se v ac c i n e w a s s h o w n t o b e m o r e t h an 60 % e f f ec t i v e i n r e du c i n g s h i n g l es s y m p t o m s a n d i t r e du c ed t h e i n c i d e n ce o f p o s t h e r p e t ic n e u r a l g i a ( P H N s e e a b o v e) by a t l e a s t t w o t h i r d s S t ud i es a r e o ng o i ng t o e v a l u a t e t he e f f ec t i v e n e ss o f t h e v acc i n e o v e r a l o n g e r t e r m. T h e r e a r e ce r t a i n c o n t r a i n d i ca t i o ns t o r e ce i v i n g t h e s h i ng l e s v a c c i n e. P e op l e w i t h w ea k e n e d im m u ne s y s t e m s du e t o imm u n e s upp r e ss i ng m e d i ca t i o n s ca n ce r t r ea t m e n t H IV d i s ea s e o r o r g a n t r a n s p l a n ts s h o u l d n o t r e c e i v e t h e s h i n g l es v a c c i n e b eca u s e i t c o n t a i n s l i v e, w ea k e n e d v i r a l p a r t i c l e s T h e r e is n o t e n ou g h i n f o r m a t i o n a v a i l a b le f r o m r e s ea r c h e r s t o d ec i d e a t t h is p o i n t w h e t h e r Z o s t a v a x m a y be b e n e f i c i a l i n p e o p l e y o ung e r t h an 60 y ea r s o f a g e. S i n ce t h e c h i c k e n p o x v acc i n e is n o w r ec o mm e n d e d f o r c h il d r e n, t h e i n c i d e n c e o f c h i c k e n p o x h as b ee n r e d u ce d T h i s i s a l s o e x p ec t ed t o r e du ce t h e i n c i d e n ce o f s h i n g l es i n a d u l t s i n t h e f u t u r e a s t h e se v acc i n a t e d c h il d r e n a g e. 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 u g u s t 14 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 MEDE L LIN C o l om b ia, W e dne s d a y A u g u st 10 20 1 1: P o l i ce in Co l o mb i a h ave a r re s te d a woman th e y s ay laundered m oney for Mexico s S inaloa dru g cartel. D o lly Ci fu e n tes V illa 47, was arrested alon g with 10 pilots suspected of transporting cocaine S he was detained in a w e a l t h y n e igh b o r h o o d of Medellin. Police say she too k o v er the m o n e y l a u n d e r i ng b u s i n e ss fro m h er late br o ther Fr an ci s co t h e p e r s o n a l p i l o t o f t he C o lo m bia n d r u g lor d P ab lo Esco b ar who was k i l led in 19 9 3. The S inaloa cartel s m u gg les la rg e quantities of cocaine from Colo m bia to Mexico and on to the United S tates of Am erica. Head of the Colo m bian police G e n e r a l O s c a r N a r a n jo s a id Ci f ue n te s 4 7 wa s a hig h -rank i ng li n k bet w een Colombian and Mexican drug dealers. T h e a cc u s e d m o n e y l a u n d e r er D o ll y C i f u e n t e s V ill a 47, A ccordin g to the U S Drug En f orce m ent A d m ini s trat i on, which too k part in the in v estig a t i o n l e a d i ng t o t h e a r r e s t, Cif u entes m ana g e d 32 c o m pani e s in C olo m b i a and 17 ab r oad, i n c l ud i ng i n P a n a m a Me x i c o, Brazil and the U SA. G e n N a r a n j o s a i d s he also o w ned propert y in her ho m etown of Medellin and the Colo m bian capital Bo g ota and on the Rosario islands o f f the Caribbean coast. The police chief s aid her a r r e s t w o u l d make i t mo re di f ficult for the S inaloa cartel to launder its m ultim illion dollar profits fro m the dru g s trade He said that after the k illin g of her b r o t h e r F r a n c i s c o i n 2 0 0 7, Doll y Cifuent e s beca m e a k ey associate of J o a qu i n Shorty Guz m an the m ost wanted drug dealer in Mexico. Gen Naranjo said she ran a l u c r a t i v e i f i l l e g a l f a m i ly busi n ess. S h e a n d h e r b r o t h e rs A l e x a n d e r a n d J o r g e M i l t o n as well as her sister-in-law Maria Pa t ricia Rodr i guez took o ver c o n t ro l o f Fr a n c is c o s il l e g al businesses he explained. He said that after the k illing of Fran c isc o th e fa m i ly o wed S h o r t y G u zm an a l a r ge consi g n m ent of cocaine. I n s t ea d o f s e ll i ng t h e ir pr o perty to s e ttle the d e bt, Francisco s w idow and Dolly Cifuent e s decided to in s tead use the propert i es to s tore co c aine a n d s e n d i t t o M ex i c o G en Naranjo said. 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 & B e l i z e 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 a ge 1 4 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S und a y A u g u s t 1 4 2 011 Am endin g the Constitution a n d G o v e r n m e n t s c o n t r o l of utilities are two di f ferent issues. The United De m ocratic Party ( U DP ) i n B e lize is p r opo s ing an a m end m ent to the Belize Constitution s o that all the u t i l i t i e s c omp a n i e s i n t he cou n try t h at dea l s with ; elec t ricit y telephone water e t c be contro l led by the g o v ern m ent of Belize. This le g islation was proposed by the rulin g party in the House of Representati v es recently due to the ta k e o v er and control of m ost of the utilities co m panies in the l a st PU P ad m i n istra t ion by pri v ate in v estors. This led to hi g h utility rates that were una f f ordable to the Belizean citizens and excessi ve l o s t o f r e v e nu e s t o th e p e o p le and g o v ern m ent of Belize. Most Belizean citizens are in favor of the m o v e t o ha v e the gove r nme n t o f B e l i z e o wn m ajority shares in these utilities c o m p a n i e s s u c h a s ; B e l i ze E l e c t r i c i t y L i m i t e d ( B E L) B e l i z e T e l e m e d i a L i m i t ed ( B T L) a n d B e l iz e W a t er S er v ices L i m ited (BWSL). There is also a call by a few Belizeans to do the sa m e to the; a i r a n d se a p o r t s oi l p r i s on and na t ural resources and other B Y : W elli n gt on C Ra m os industries that Belize possess so that the g o v ern m ent and people of Belize can benefit fro m all its n a tu r a l r e so u r c es to a c qu i re fund s to i m pr ov e the li v es of Belizeans. S o m e B e li z e a ns ar e h op i ng t h at t his wil l h e lp t o s t op t he hi g h cost of rates that was being i m p o s e d o n t h em o v e r t he l a st t en y ear s b y th e se p ri v a te co m panies I t will also g i v e the c o u n t r y a d d e d r e v e n u e s to support their social p ro g ra ms which will benefit the Belizean people. The m e m bers of the People s United Party (PUP) The Belize Bar Associati o n The B elize Cha m b e r of Co mm e r ce and s ome o th e r gr ou p s ar e g o i ng around telli ng the Belizean pe o ple t hat i f th e 9 th A m e n d me nt was to pas s it w i ll g i ve the g o v ern m ent of Belize so m uch pow e r tha t it wo u ld de p ri ve th e Beli z ean c i tizen s of t h eir constitutional ri g hts I n fact the lead e r of the People s U nited Party J ohn Brice o said that his party is n ot a g ainst the na t iona l izat i on of the u tili t ies co m pany but m ore t he o t her pro v isi o ns used by th e current gov e r n me nt to nat i on a li z e t he i n dus t rie s W e ll if t hat is t he cas e when the is s ue is b eing debated in the House of Representati v es they should g o there and m a k e the necessary a m endm ents to the le g islation that is bein g proposed by the g o v ernm en t I nst e ad t h ey cho s e to absent the m sel v es f ro m the h e a r ing w he n t h i s l e g i sl a t i on was f irst tabl e d by the r uling part y. B e li z ea n s w il l n o t t ru s t t he PU P wi t h t h is i s sue bec a use i n t h e l a st te n y e ar s of th e ir rei g n they sold out m ost of the Belizean assets to pri v ate in v est o r s a t t h e e x p e n s e o f t he B e l i z e a n gove r nme n t a nd people. Chapte r -6 S ection-69 of the Belize Constitu t ion sets fourth t h e p r oc e d u re s t o be f o ll o w e d by t h e e l e c t e d gove r nmen t o f B e l i ze to a m end the constitution I f in t h e n e xt ge n e ra l e l e ct i o n t he PUP or any other political party was to win the m ajority of seats in the H ouse of Re p rese n tati v es, they too will ha v e the authority t o ame n d t h e c o ns t i t u t i o n t o vo id t h is c o ns t it u ti o na l am e n d me nt the UDP is proposin g. Judi c ial R e v iew is wh e n a c i t i ze n o f a c o u nt r y s e e ks t he assistance of the courts to hear a case where the y feel th a t the g o v ern m ent of their country is v iolatin g thei r constitutional ri g hts This ri g ht is a v ailable to e v ery citizen in all de m ocratic c o un t ri e s i n th e w o rl d T he United De m ocratic Party or any other political party that g et to g o v ern the c ount r y o f Bel i ze, cannot easily depri v e Belizean c i t i z e n s o f t h e i r c o n s t i t u t i o n al rights b e cause the go v ernment of B elize h as a co n stitut i onal democr a c y. I n a Constit u tional De m ocracy the Constitution is the S upre me L a w o f t h e c o u n t r y T h i s is di f f erent f ro m a P a rlia m e n tary D emo c r a c y l i k e E ngl an d w h e re t h e c ou n tr y di d n o t h a v e a w r i t te n c o n st i t u ti o n u n ti l t he Refor m A ct of 1832. The g o v ern m ent of Belize has a l w a y s f u n c t i o n e d u n d e r a c o nst i tu t ion si n ce t he a tt a in me nt o f po l it i ca l in d ep e nd e nce on S epte m ber 21 1981. E v ery Belizean citizen has the ri g ht to brin g a case a g ainst the Go v ern m ent of Belize if they b e l i e v e t h a t t h e g over n m e nt h a s i n f r i n g e o n t h e i r c o n s t i t utional ri g hts. While this debate is ta k ing place in the country of Belize, la w yer s for BT L repr e sen t ing Mic h ael As h c rof t ha v e filed an i n ju n cti o n i n t he Car i bb e an Court of Justice (CCJ) to stop t h e G o v e r n m e n t o f B e l i z e to proceed with its e f fort to a m end t h e c o n s t i t u t i o n a n d t a k e o v er BT L BE L and BW SL This is a r e que s t I do not bel i e ve th e co u rt will g rant because that will stop the g o v ern m ent of Belize to carry out its responsibilities to the citizens of Belize. The court is only interested i n k n o w i n g w h e t h e r t he G ove r nme n t o f B e l i z e i n a m e n di n g t he co n st i t u ti o n ac t ed in accordance with the pro v isions s e t o u t in C h a p te r 6 a n d Se c t i o n6 9 o f t h e B e l i z e C o n s t i t u t i o n. S o far it see m s as if the Go v ernm e n t o f B e l i z e i s i n f u ll co m p l iance wi t h those p ro v isions set for t h in the Belize c o nst i tu t ion by co n duc t in g th e se public hearin g s. When the public hearin g s are co m plet e d the Consti t utional C o m mi t t e e c a n r ec o m me n d to the Go v ern m ent of Belize that t h is c o ns t it u ti o na l am e n d me nt be ta k en throu g h other le g islati v e p r ocess or be w i thdrawn because of the lac k of support f o r i t a mo n g t he B eli z ean peo p le l ik e wha t h a pp e ne d wi t h t he A rt i cle-8 Am endment T his p r o p os e d ame nd m en t t o t he c o n s t i t u t i o n i n c l u d e d t he dreaded; P r eve n tative Dete ntio n w hi c h w as de s i g n ed to detain citizens for up to twenty one days before brin g in g them to court. Bel i zea n s s h oul d no t al l ow the m s el v es to b e distrac t ed by untrut h s and m isinf o r m ation bein g propa g at e d by indi v iduals w i t h o bvi o u s p e r s o n a l a nd political a g endas. The intent of the 9th a m endme n t i s o n l y t o give t he gove r nme n t a n d p e o p l e of Belize control o f their utilities co m panies and nothin g else. I t is so stran g e that the PUP is tellin g the Belizean people that if this law passes the Belizean people ri g ht to contest this law will be ta k en awa y Y et at the sa m e ti m e the PUP ha ve collaborated with the nationally d e t e s t e d M i c h a e l A shcr o ft and h is A ttorn e ys to g o t o the C a ri b be a n C ou r t o f J u st i ce in T rinidad to se e k redress under t h e c u rr e n t p ro v i s i o ns o f t he existin g pro v isions in the Belize consti t ution. This bold m o v e on the part of the D ean Barro w ad m inist r ation t o na t io n al i ze t he co u ntr y s m ajor public uti l ities is a f eather in the political cap of the UDP Go v e r n m ent T he oppo s ition P U P i s r u n n i n g s c a r e b e c a u se th i s bol d m o v e has effectively w e aken th e f rag m e nt e d P U P s chances of election v ictor y. Thi s bo l d mov e i s go od f or Beli z eans and bad for those g r e e d y i nve s t o r s w h o h ave been m il k in g our people for m an y m any years. 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 A u g u s t 14 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 T h e Rotar y Club o f S an Ig nacio has been wor k in g with an e ntire R otary distri c t in A l b e r t a C a n a d a t o b r i ng t e a c h e r a n d a dmi n i s t r a t ive trainin g to the schools i n Belize. This project has been in place for s ix years a nd has c r eated l e arn i n g op p ort u ni t ie s al l over the countr y. The pro g ra m is v ery unique to B e l i ze i n t ha t a s i n g l e R o t a ry d i st r ic t i s w o rking w i th an en t ire coun t r y The trai n ing p r ogr a m s a r e d i r e c t e d a nd c o o r d i n a t e d t h r o ugh t he Ministry of Education. C u r ri c u l u m r e f o r m p r o f e ssional de v elop m ent for teachers a n d a dm i n is t rat o rs t r ain i ng trainer s are the m ajor areas of focus. T h e r e i s a n a d d i t i o n al empha s is on l it e rac y t r ain i ng and accessible technolo g y. The Canadian Rotary Clubs in the A lberta distr i ct send p r o f e s s i o n a l t e a c h e r s a nd ad m inistrators to Belize for one to two w ee k s i n A ugust w ith fo l low u p v is i ts i n No v e m ber and March. Whil e in Beli z e t h e vo lunt e ers are housed fed and transported by local Rotarians. The trainers are dispatched to s t r a t egi c lo c a t i o n s i n th e d i s t r i c ts t h e r eb y e na b l i n g te a c h er s a nd ad m inistrators the con v enience of atte n ding cla s ses i n t h eir ar e as. The t rain e rs i nclu d e sp e cial i sts i n m a t h a n d s c i e n c e i n f o rma t i on t e c h n o l og y t e s t i ng a nd curricula de v elop m ent. There is a g roup this A u g ust w o r k i ng f o r c o m mun i t i es to de v elop on g oin g support for the schools in their area. The Belize L iteracy Pro g ram i s an ex c it i n g a nd e ff ect ive Rotary district pro g ra m. T h e p a r t n e r s a r e R o t a ry District 5370 the Rotary Club o f S an I g na c i o D is t r i ct 4 2 50 and the Go v ern m ent of Belize t h r o ugh t h e M i n i s t r y of Education and Y outh. The other ei g ht Rotary clubs in Belize assist in v arious parts of the pro g ra m. T h e P r o g r am p r o v i d es p r of e ss i on a l d e v e lo p m e n t f or teac h ers in Be l ize assi s tance in r ev isin g e l e m entary s chool lan g ua g e arts m ath and science cu r ric u la and also ass i sts the Bel i ze Min i stry o f Educ a tion and Y outh in supplyin g internet a c c e s s a n d c omp u t e r s t o e l eme ntary schools. I t is funde d by a 3-H g rant f r o m t h e R o t ar y F ou n da t i o n, C R CID ( C a n a d i a n R ota ry C o ll a b o ra t io n f or In t er n a t io n al Development) A lberta Culture a n d C o m mu n i t y Se r v i c e s a nd i n d i v i d u al R o t a ry C l u b s in District 5370 O n beha l f of t h e stud e nts, parents teachers and ad m inist r a t o r s i n s c h o o l s a c r o ss Belize we send a hu g e TH A NK YOU t o the C a nadian R otary D i st r ict 53 7 0 f or t he i r v isi o n, prof e ssional a pproach e s and c o m mi t m e n t t o imp r ovi ng education in Belize. A S e c t i o n O f T h i s Y e a r s C a d r e o f P r o f e s s i o n a l V o l u n t e e rs S A N IGN A C I O T O W N, Cayo T hu r s d a y A u g u s t 1 1, 20 1 1: Four youn g m ales fro m S anta Elena were today re m anded to pr i son on a joi n t ro b bery cha r g e. T he c h a r ge r e s ul t e d f r om a report by a 16 year old bo y also re s iding in S ant a Ele n a T o wn. The bo y told police that at a r o u nd 7 : 30 p m o n T ue s d a y, A u g ust 9 he was relaxin g with a m ale friend under a shed near t h e R ota r y P ar k o n La L o m a L uz Boule v ard in S anta Elena T own w h e n h e w a s s u r p r i s e d by s ome o n e gr a b bi ng h im b y t he n e c k f r o m be h i n d He re p o r te d ly m ana g e d to turn ar o und and reco g nized the indi v idual as his cousin Mar k is Pa nd y who orde r ed hi m t o hand o ve r his cellular telephone. The v icti m told the police that when he refused to co m ply with t h e o rde r P an d y r epo r te d ly pulled out a blac k pistol placed it to his head and instructed him not to m o v e or I w ill s ho t y ou rig h t now . T he c o m p l ai n a n t i nf o rmed t h a t h is c o u s i n w a s a c co m p a n i ed C o n ti n u e d F r o m F r o n t P a ge by t hree o ther m a le pe r sons who m he reco g nized as J u stin Rh o das M a r v i n N e al a nd T r ev or J on es The co m plainant was reli v ed o f a $2 0 0 b l u e a nd wh i te LG touch screen cellular phone in a blac k case alon g with his black b e ac h c r ui s er bic y cl e w i th 20 inch tires v alued at $195. T h e c o m p an i on M i c h a el Me n d oza 1 8 w a s re l ie v e d of his blac k and r e d Mot o rola b r a n d s l i d e c e l l u l a r p h o ne v alued at $165 and $20 in cash all for a total v alue of $580. Al l f o u r a s s a i l a n t s t h en d e p a r t e d f r o m t h e l i g h t ed ar e a and quickly d i sappe a red into the dar k ness. Police in v esti g ation later led to the arrest of all four accused p e rs o n s T he y w e re j o in t ly c h ar g e d w i t h o n e c o u n t of r o b b e r y H o w eve r w h e n it beca m e apparent in court on Th u rsd a y mo rni ng t hat Mic h ael M e n d o z a w a s p r e p a r e d to infor m the court that he did not wi s h t o pro c eed any furt h er w ith t h e ma t t e r t h e c h a r ge w as q u ickl y amen d ed to r e fl e ct o n ly t he c ell u la r te l eph o ne and t he beach cruiser b i cycle alle g edly stolen fro m the m ino r. A ll four accused S anta Elena r e sid e nts : T r ev o r J o n es 19, M a r k i s Pa n d y Mar v i n N eal and J u sti n R hod as, all 18 years of a g e appeared before S an I g n a c i o s magi s t r a t e D a le Cayeta no on Thursda y A u g ust 1 1 where they pled not g uilty t o t h e c h ar g e T h e y w e re r ema nd e d to p r is o n an d a re scheduled to return to court on T uesda y No v e m ber 8 20 1 1. R ea s o n a b l y P r i ced H o u s e & L ot F O R S A LE I n S a n I g n ac io T o w n, C a yo 607 3804 o r 802 2824 Nea r Sac r e d Heart C o llege 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 a ge 1 6 S TA R T el: 80 4 4900 & 6 2 6 882 2 & 626 3 788 E m a i l: s t a r n e w s p a p e r @g m a il. c om S und a y A u g u s t 1 4 2 011 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