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Alberto Orlando August ( Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize )
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Sund a y O c t ob e r 4 2009 S TA R T el: 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 No. 200 Sunday, October 4, 2009 Price $1.00 S a n t a E l e n a C ayo B e l i ze ww w ag u a d a h o t e l c om ag u a d a @ b t l n et 0 1 1 501 804 3609 C o m f o r t a b l e & S ec u r e A cc o mm o d a t i o ns F u ll S er v i ce R e s t a u r a n t & B ar S w i mm i n g P ool C o n f e r e n ce F a c ili t i es E x ce ll e n t V e nu e f o r W e dd i n g s, P a r t i es a n d S o c i a l E v e n ts W e r e n o t E xp e n s i ve, W e j u s t l ook t h a t W a y ! P lea s e T u r n T o P age 2 M r B i l l h a s l e a r n e d t o s p e a k C r e o l e. N o M a g a S ea s o n d e da A g ua d a C om e b y a n d en j o y a P o r k Ch o p d i nn e r f o r o n l y ... T h i s o f f e r i s v a l i d un t il 1 1 O ct o b e r 2 009 Y o u m us t b r i n g i n t h i s ad t o r ec e ive s p e ci a l p r o m o ti o n N o t v a ili d o n T o G o Or d e rs. No t v a l i d w i t h a n y o t h e r o ff e rs. $9 99 S A N I G NA C I O T O WN C a yo District T hu rs d a y Oct ob e r 1, 20 0 9: T h e fou r -d a y m anhu n t for Joe l C h o w S a l azar 23, en d ed t his Thur s day e v e n ing when he was pic k ed up by the police in S an Ig nacio T own. Is m ael Lis b e y, 21 Belizean Bartender of a 6 th S treet address in S an Ig na c io T ow n report e d to police that at around 1 1:00 pm o n Su nd a y Se pt em b e r 2 7 he w a s r e t u r n i ng h ome a f t er attendin g a party in S anta Elena T own He dro v e his S U V into h i s y a rd and up to t he d oo r ste p s. He told the police that he wal ke d up the short fli g ht of stairs and just as he was about to pull open the screen door of hi s m oth e r s h ouse he tu r ned a r ou n d an d s a w t he a c cu s ed wi t h a lon g m ac h ete in h i s h a nd. He atte m pted to open the m ain d o o r b u t i t wa s l o cke d t h is was when he saw the accused raisin g the m achete. He reportedly shouted for his m other to open the door and in an e f fort to protect hi m self he p u l l e d o u t a k n i f e f r om h is poc k et The accused reportedly l o w e r e d t h e m a c h e t e a nd stepped bac k wards. I n a s ta t eme n t t o t h e p o l i ce the mo the r Sa nd ra Lis b ey i n f o r m e d t h a t s h e w a s up w a t c h i n g T V a l o n g w i t h h er d a ugh t e r a n d h er s o n s g i r l f r i e nd as they awaited his return from t h e p a r t y i n Sa n t a E l e n a S he t o ld the po l ic e th a t s he hea r d t he m usic fro m her son s v ehicle as he dro v e into the usual par k ing T h e a cc u s e d J o e l C h o w S a l a z a r 23 s p o t i n t h e y a r d T h e r e f o r e w h en he shouted for help it too k only a sh o r t w h il e f o r he r t o r e a c h a nd o p en t h e d oo r S h e t o l d t he p o lic e th a t w h en s he a nd h er da ug hter g ot o utsi d e she saw Chow with a m achete in his h a n d She s a id t h at sh e got b e t w e e n h e r s o n a n d t he ass a ilant a n d repor t edly to l d the assailant that he would ha v e to k ill h er too By this ti m e h er son S A N IGN A C I O T O W N, Fri d a y Oct ob e r 2 2009: Za c a r i a s T e s e cu m, 2 8, Belizean far m er residin g in El P r o g r e ss o V i l la g e 7 M i l e s, Mountain Pin e Rid g e Road, C a yo D i st r ic t w a s f o rm a l ly a r r e st e d an d c h arge d fo r t he m u r d e r o f f e l l o w vi l l a g er Pe dro C o c P op. T h e a c c u s e d mu r d e r er appeared in court on T uesda y, Se p t e m b e r 2 2 H e w as re m anded to the Central Prison i n Ha t ti e v il l e a nd o rd e red to reappear on Thursda y October 22 2009. The deceased was reportedly fo u nd w i th f o ur c hop w ound s to t h e b a c k o n e c ho p w o u nd T h e a cc u s e d, Z a c a r i a s T e s ec u m 28 P lea s e T u r n T o P age 15 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* S T A R S T A R S T A R S T A R S T AR 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: 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 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 42 A W es t er n Hig h w a y, Sa n ta Ele n a Cay o, Beli z e Ce n tral A m erica T e l : 626 8822 o r 626 3788 b e l i z e n o rt h .c o m/ t h e s t a r. h tm b e l i z e n e w s c o m / t h e s t ar s t a r n e w s p a p e r @ g m a i l c om O v e r t h e p as t se v e r a l w ee k s t h e n a t i on h as b ee n w i t n ess i ng qu i t e a f e w r a t h e r s tr a n g e o cc u rr e n ces. F i r s t t h e r e w as t h e A u g u s t 24, s udd e n a nd s w i ft g o v e r n m e nt t a k e o v e r o f t h e b i gg es t t e l e phon e c o m p a n y i n t h e l a nd. T h e n, p r ob a b l y f ea r i n g a s imil a r f a t e t h e e l ec tr i c i t y c o m p a n y t h a t h as b e e n t h r e a t e n i n g c o n s u m e r s w it h i n c r e a s i ng b l a c k ou t s i n t h e w a ke o f r e p ea t e d r e j ec t i on f o r r a t e i n c r eases pub li c l y a nnoun ce d t h at a ll i s w e ll a nd t h a t i t s v a r i ou s s ou r ces o f e l ec tr i c i t y s upp l y a re a d e qu a t e t o m ee t t h e d e m a nd s a nd s o t h e r e s hou l d b e no n eed f o r b l ac k ou t s. T h e n t h e r e w as t h e oppo s i t i on s li k e w i se s w i ft ac t i on r es u l t i ng i n t h e r e m o v a l o f a v o ca l a nd v e t e r a n p a r li a m e n t a r i a n fr o m t he s e n a t e w h i l e t h a t p o l i t i c a l p a r t y c o n ti n u e s t o r e t a i n a r o o k ie s o u t h e r n e r i n t h e s e n a t e w h o i s y e t t o m a k e a n y m e a n i n g f ul c on tr i bu t i on t o a d e b a t e i n t h a t upp e r hou se o f p a r li a m e n t. F u rt h e r m o r e t h e d i sc o l o r a t i on o f t h e w a t e r i n t h e Maca l R i v er h as b ee n g o i n g on f o r se v e r a l m on t h s w h il e e x ce p t f o r a v e ry f e w c on ce r n e d c i t i ze n s no t m u c h r e l e v a n ce o r a tt e n t i on a pp ea rs t o b e g i v e n t o r ec t i f y t h i s c ond i t i on w h i c h po ses a r ea l h ea l th h aza r d t o t h e popu l ace do w n s tr ea m w ho d e p e nd on t h e r i v e r as a d i r e c t s ou r ce o f w a t e r f o r li v es t o c k a g r i c u lt u r a l a nd hu m an c on s u m p t i on a nd as a s ou r ce o f i n c o m e f o r t ho se e n g a g e d in r i v e r a c t i v iti es f o r t o u r i s m v e n t u r es a s w e l l as t h e p o t e n ti al n e g a t i v e e f f ec t t h i s c ond i t i on w ou l d h a v e on t h e n a t i on s w o r ld h e r i t a g e s i t e as t h e se d im e n t a t i on f l o w s i n t o t h e sea a nd on t o t he b a rr i e r r ee f. T h e r e i s a l s o t h e case o f po li ce m e n w ho c on t i nu e on ac t i ve du t y a l t hou g h t h e y w e r e a rr es t e d a nd c r imi n a ll y c h a r g e d w i th w ound i n g a c i t i ze n. It u se d t o b e i n t im es g on e b y t h a t c r imi n al c h a r g es a g a i n s t a po li ce m a n w ou l d r es u l t i n i n s t a n t i n t e r d i c t i on fr o m ac t i v e du t y. W e a r e a l s o w i t n e s s i n g i n c r e a s i n g i n s t a n c e s w h e r e t he m a g i s tr a t e c on t i n u es t o s tr i k e ou t c ri mi n a l cases a t an a l a rm i n g l y h i g h r a t e p ri m a r i l y f o r w a n t o f p r o s e c u ti o n a s in a l m o s t e v e r y i n s t a n c e i nv e s ti g a t i n g o ffi c e r s h a v e f a i l e d to p r odu ce a case f il e I n on e i n s t a n ce t h i s w ee k t h e m a g i s tr a te pub li c l y a nnoun ce d n i n e i n s t a n ces w h e r e c r imi n a l c h a r g es w e re d i s mi s s e d b eca u se t h e s a m e p o li c e m a n i n a ll n i n e i n s t a n c es, f a il e d t o s ub mi t f il es W h il e a ll o f t h i s i s h a pp e n i n g i t see m s li ke no on e ca r es a bou t w h y s o m a n y c r imi n a l cases a r e g o i n g do wn t h e p r o v e r b i a l d r a i n as b u s i n e s s c o n t i nu e s as p e r u s u a l w h ile s o m e o f u s s i t a nd w ond e r w h y l a w l ess n ess c on t i nu es t o s p i r al ou t o f c on tr o l ac r o ss t h e n a t i on. A dd i t i on a ll y t h e po li ce h i g h c o mm a nd i s e xp r ess i n g c on ce rn a bo u t a n e w f o r m o f c r i mi n a l b e h a v i o r dub b e d h o m e i n v a s i o n , w h i l e t h i s c o m m un i t y w it n e s s e d on e o f t h o s e t h i s w e e k, t he acc u se d w as r e l ease d fr o m c u s t od y l ess t h a n 24 hou r s l a t e r a nd t h e r e a s o n g i v e n i s t h a t t he i nv e s t i g a ti n g o f f i c e r w a s n ot c ondu c t i n g t h e i n v es t i g a t i on p r op e r l y a nd i n t h i s p a rt i c u l ar i n s t a n c e t h e a c t i o n s o f t he a c c u s e d h a d t h e u np l eas a nt s m e l l o f v i g i l a n t e j u s t i ce n o t w i t h s t a n d i n g b u s i n e ss c on t i nu es as p e r u s u a l. M o r e r ece n t l y w e w i t n esse d, f o r t h e v e r y f i r s t t im e t he c ri m i n a l c h a r g i ng o f a se r v i n g e l ec t e d po l i t i c i a n on a l l e g a t i o n s o f fi n a n c i al i m p r o p r i e t y a t a t im e w h e n t h is po l i t i c i a n s p a rt y ho l d s t he r e i g n s o f g o v e r n m e n t. r u s h e d i n t o t h e h o u s e a nd e m e rg ed with a m achete Upon s e e i n g h e r s o n w i t h t h e ma c h e t e, the assaila n t repor t edly fl e d and w a s j o i n e d b y t w o o t h er p e r s o n s I s m a e l i n fo r m e d t h a t he chased behind the assailant and the two other m ale persons. Th e m o t her i mme dia t ely called the p o lice while the g i r l f r i e n d p l a c e d a c a l l to I s m ael s friend Os w al d T w ist J r. wh o l i ve s i n S an t a El e na T o w n T wi s t r e por t edly arr iv ed s h o r tl y t he r e a ft e r in h i s s m a ll g reen car and when he tea m ed up wit h I s ma el a s i n g le g un s hot bro k e the silence of the ni g ht. I s m ael rushed inside his house and T w i st reportedl y felt a burni ng sensatio n in his le f t le g. F e a r i n g f o r h i s l i f e T w i st r e po r te d l y j um p e d i n h i s c a r a nd sped o f f down 6 th S treet by this ti m e the police were arri v in g in ti m e to hear the sin g le g unshot. T wist was speedin g o f f and the police suspectin g that he m i g ht h a v e b een the ass a ila n t s et chase after hi m but he did not r e a c h f a r a s h e l os t c o n tr o l o f t he car and ran into a nearby drain. Police pulled hi m fro m the ca r, p l ace d h im t he p ol i ce m ob i le and rushe d hi m t o the S an Ig nacio T own Hospital He was l a t e r t r a n s f e r r e d t o t he Bel m opan Hos p ital where he was treated and later released. Police in v esti g ations re v ealed that the acc u sed Jo e l S alaz a r is fo rm er sold i er o f th e Be l ize De f ence Forc e who has b een listed as absent fro m duty since March 9 2009 He is listed by th e m ili t ary p o lice a s Sa l a z a r J. #7452 Deserter The ar m y is requestin g that a f t e r t h e c r imi n a l p r o c e e d i n g he be han d ed o v er t o th e Be l ize D e fen c e F orc e fo r p o ssi b le c o u r t ma r s h a l i m p r i s o nme n t f or 9 0 d a y s a n d d i s h o n o r a b le dis m i ssal. I f t he n a m e of t he a ccu s ed sound s fa m iliar to readers that s because he is a youn g er brother of D on ici o Life Sala z ar the ind i v idual who l a st Dec e m ber wal k ed free of a m urder cha rge i n t h e c h o p p i ng d e a t h of the eldest son of the publisher o f t h i s n e w s p a p e r w ho coin c identally or otherw i se was also wor k in g as a bartender w h e n h i s l i f e w as b r u t a l ly ended. C o n t i nu e d F r o m F r o n t P age 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 S TA R T el: 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 P lea s e T u r n T o P age 13 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 4 S TA R T el: 626 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 B Y : Deidra Smith Marketing As s is ta nt G ale n Un i ver s ity Class of dsmi t h@galen e du bz G ALEN UNIVERSIT Y, Ce n tral Far m Cay o, T hu rs d a y Oct ob e r 1 2009: Ga l en U ni v ers i ty p rou d ly an n ounce s the cele b ratio n of its third g raduation cere m on y. The thir d co mm ence m ent ex e rcise will be h e ld at the G e o r ge P r i c e C e n t e r in Be lm opa n fo r 39 g radu a tes earnin g Bache l or and Master D egr e e s i n ar e a s l i ke A nt h r o p o log y E c o n o m i c s T o u r i s m a nd H o s p i t a l i t y M a n a g e m e n t, Ar c h a e o l o g y S u s t a i n a b le De v elop m ent and Mar k etin g. S pecial in v ited g uest spea k er f o r t h e o ca s sio n w i ll be D r. Carla B ar n ett Pr e sident o f the Belize Y oun g W o m en Christian A s s ociat i on D r B a rnett was the first wo m an to be appointed D e p u ty S e c r e ta r y Ge n er a l of C A R I C O M a n d t he f irs t wo m an a p p o i n t e d Fi n a n c i a l S e c r e t a r y in Belize. G a l e n U n ive r s i t y is c om m i t t e d t o p r ovi d i ng i n n ova t ive c o u r s e s w i t h a f o c u s on s u s t ai n a b l e d e v e l o pme n t a n d e x c e l l e n c e in education and ethics. The uni v ersity is additionally pro u d to a nnounc e that this se m est e r f our of i ts s tud e nts are st u dyi ng a b road thr o u g h the i n s t i t u t i o n s i n t e r n a t i o n al exchan g e pro g ra m. A n a d ditional two st u dents are spe n din g a se m e s ter a t the Uni v ersity of W estern Ontario; a n d o ne ea c h a t N e w M ex i co S t a t e U n ive r s i t y a n d t he Uni v ersity of I ndianapolis. Galen s partnership with the U n i v e r s i t y o f In d i a n a p o l is allows for G a len Uni v ersity students to ta k e ad v anta g e of a dual de g ree pro g ra m ; earnin g a d e g re e f r o m Gal e n U nivers i ty a n d o ne fr o m U n i v e rs i ty of I nd i anapo l is. V arious financial aid options a r e ava i l a b l e t h r o ugh t he Uni v ersit y Fo r m ore infor m ation please feel free to contact G a l e n U n ive r s i t y a t ema il ad m issio n s @ g al e n edu bz or call 824-3226. OR A N G E W A LK T O W N, W e d nes d a y S e p te m b er 30, 20 0 9: T h i r t y t w o M i c r o G r a nt c o n t r a c t s w e r e s ign e d a nd handed short cere m ony today in Oran g e W al k T own. The contracts were awarded t o s u c c e s s f u l a p p l i c a n ts en g a g ed in s m all-scale Ente rprise De v elop m ent Pro g ra m s in Ag riculture and T ouris m which wa s lau n ched in t h e Or a n ge W a l k an d C o roz a l D is t ri c ts u n d e r t h e Ac c omp a n y i ng Me a sur e s f o r Sug a r thr o u g h the E u r o p e a n U n i o n a n d t he Mi n ist r y o f Ag r i cul t ure and F i she r ie s an d t h e M i ni s try of L abou r L ocal Go v ern m ent and Rural De v elop m ent wor k in g in part n ership wi t h L a I n m a c ulada a n d S t F r a n c i s X a v i e r C r e d it Uni o ns. Y olan d a G o m ez M a n a g e r, L a In m a c u la d a Cr e d i t U n i on and Chairperson of the Project S teerin g Co mm ittee explained that the g rants handed out was the second disburse m ent; the first done in March of this yea r, f r o m the to t al pr o je c t f u nd of B Z $ 86 3 0 0 0 fo r b ot h c r e d it uni o ns. A total of ei g hty m icrog rant c h e q u e s t o t h e t u n e of app r oxi m a t ely BZ $ 1 400 each will be distributed to successful applicants for the financin g of indi v idual projects. Mrs Go m ez infor m ed that the ta r g et g rou p for thi s pro g ram w a s m a in l y po o r smal l s c a le fa rm er s an d fa mi lie s li v ing within the ru r al S u g ar belt c om m u n i t i e s of t h e n o r t h e rn districts with a focus on wo m en and youth. T h e o b j e c ti v e o f t he p r oj e ct , s a i d Mr s G o m e z, is to impro v e on existing s m a l l s c a l e e n t e r p r i s e d e v e l o pment ; improvin g the live l ihood of t hese p erson s and t heir communities through non-trad i t i o n a l A g r i c u l t u r e a nd T ourism such as small-scale fishing farms beekeeping and the Ar t s and Cra f t . The institutional stren g thenP lea s e T u r n T o P age 15 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 6 S TA R T el: 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 S AN I G NAC I O T O W N C A Y O, M o nd a y S e p t e m b e r 28 2009: T h e ca m pu s a t S a c r e d H e a rt C o l l e g e i n S a n I g n ac i o T o w n, C a y o w a s t h e v e n u e t h i s m o r n i ng f o r t h e o f f i c i a l i n a u g u r a t i o n o f a r e f u r b i s h e d c o m pu t e r l a b. I n t h e k e y n o t e a dd r e ss t h e H o n. E r w i n C o n t r er as M i n i s t e r of E c o n o m i c D e v e l op m e n t C o mm e r c e I n du s t r y a nd C o n s u m er P r o t ec t i o n s a i d: I a m d e e p l y h o n o r e d to add r e ss y o u t h i s m o r n i n g d u r i ng t h i s ce r e m o n y d u r i n g w h i c h we w i l l i n a u g u r a t e i n a f ew m o m e n t s a r e f u r b i s h e d c o m p ut e r l ab. I t g i ve s m e g r e a t p l e a s u r e t o be h e r e i n f a mi l i a r t e r r i t o r y a t an i n s tit u ti o n t o w h i c h m a ny B e l i z e a n s o w e a t r e m e n do u s l e v el o f g r a t i t u d e f o r p r o v i d i n g t h em w i t h t h e h i g h e s t q u a l it y of s e c o n da r y e d u c a t i o n I am e x t r e m e l y p l e a s e d t o s ee t h e t r e m e n d o u s g r o w t h a nd e xpa n s i o n a ll a r o un d u s. T h i s d ev e l op m e n t i s s t r i k i n g f or m a n y r e a s o n s b u t o ve r a ll it s h o w s t h e s t a u n c h c o mm it m e nt o f S a c r e d H e a r t C o l l e g e to e d u c a t i o n b y p r o v i d i n g an e n ab li n g e n v i r o n m e n t w h i c h is c o n d u c i ve t o t h e a c ad e m ic ad v a n ce m e n t o f a ll s t u d e n t s w ho a tt e n d t h i s i n s tit u ti o n. S a c r e d H e a r t C o l l e g e is p e r h ap s t h e o l d e s t h i g h s c h oo l in t h e C a y o D i s t r i c t s e r v i n g m a i n ly S a n I g n a c i o & S a n t a E l e n a a nd B e n q u e V i e j o d e l C a r m e n a nd o t h e r s u rr o un d i n g v ill ag e s. O ve r t h e ye a rs t h i s h i g h s c h ool h a s s ee n m a n y s t u d e n t s w a lk t h r o u g h t h e a i s l e s i n po m p a nd c i r c u m s t a n c e M a n y o f t h e se g r ad u a t e s h a ve ob t a i n e d h i g h er e d u c a t i o n a n d n o w o c c u p y k ey po s i ti o n s i n G o v e r n m e n t a nd n o n go ve r n m e n t a l o r ga n i z a ti o ns a n d t h e p r i v a t e s e c t o r T h e se p e op l e a r e p r od u c ti ve B e li z e a ns w h o k ee p t h e c o un t r y s e n g i n e of g r o w t h c h u r n i n g i n t h e i r o wn r e s p e c ti v e w a y s T h e s e a re p e r s o n s w h o a r e p u tti n g i n to p r a c t i ce a ll t h e goo d m o r al v a l u e s a n d e d u c a ti o n a l t r a i n i ng a c q u i r e d a t S a c r e d H e a r t C o l l e g e. I t h e r e f o r e o f f e r m y c o n g r a t u l at i o n s t o t h e M a n a g e m e n t a nd S t a f f o f t h i s i n s tit u ti o n f o r t he v i s i o n a n d e n o r m o u s c o n t r i b u t i on t o t h e i m p r o ve m e n t o f e d u c a ti on i n B e li z e. M y G o v e r n m e n t i s a l so c o mm itt e d t o p r o v i d i n g t h e b e st q u a li t y o f e d u c a t i o n f o r a ll B e li z e a n s. T h e e d u c a ti o n s ec t o r c o n ti nu es t o c o m m a n d t h e g r e a t e st p e r ce n t ag e o f o u r n a ti o n al b u d g e t. H un d r e d s o f s t u d e n t s i n f i rst a n d s ec o n d f o r m i n h i g h s c h oo ls t h r o u g h o u t B e li z e n o w r ece i ve a $300 00 g r a n t f r o m t h e G o ve r nm e n t a s a c o n t r i b u t i o n t o w a r ds t h e i r r e g i s t r a ti o n f ee s T h e s e a re m o n i e s w h i c h u n d e r n o r m al c i r c u m s t a n c e s p a r e n t s w o u ld h a ve h ad t o f i n d b u t w h i c h t h ey c a n n o w p u t t o good u s e t o w a r ds im p r o v i n g t h e l i v i n g c o n d it i o n s of t h e i r r e s p ec ti ve f a m ili e s. T h e M i n i s t r y o f E d u c a t i on c o n ti n u e s t o p r o v i d e s c h o l a rs h i ps a n d f i n a n c i a l a i d t o d e s e r v i ng s t u d e n t s w h o a r e a t t e n d i ng t e r ti a r y l eve l i n s tit u ti o n s. T h e G o v e r n m e n t i s a l so c o mm itt e d t o i m p r o ve t h e l eve l of t r a i n i n g f o r o u r t e a c h e rs a n d to m a k e s u r e t h ey t oo a c q u i r e t he n e c e s s a r y s k i ll s a n d p e d a g o gy s o t h a t t h ey c a n i m pa r t t h e ir k n o w l e dg e m o r e e f f ec t i ve l y a nd p r e pa r e o u r s t u d e n t s b e tt e r. T h e G o ve r n m e n t i s c o mm itt ed t o t h e C hu r c h / S t a t e s y s t e m T h is s y s t e m h a s p r o d u ce d h i g h ly t r a i n e d B e li z e a n s A s m a ny t h i n g s i n li f e h o w ev e r t he c hu r c h / s t a t e s y s t e m i s n o t a p e r f e c t o n e a n d f o r t h i s r e a s on t h e G o v e r n m e n t i s a l so c o m m i t t e d a t f i n d i n g w a y s a nd m e a n s t o i m p r o ve it. W e li ve i n a c o n s t a n t c h a n g i ng w o r l d e n v i r o n m e n t w h e r e o ur c h a ll e n g e s a r e g r e a t e r eve r y da y. I n t h e e d u c a t i o n s e c t o r w e t oo c o n t i nu e t o f a c e m a n y c h a ll e n g es a n d t h e r e f o r e t h e G o ve r n m e n t is s e r i o u s abo u t d i a l og u e w it h e d uc a ti o n s t ak e h o l d e rs a s w e t ake K e y n o t e s p e a k e r H o n Er w i n C o n t r er a s, M i n i s t er o f Ec o n o m i c D e v e l o pm e n t C o mm e r c e I n d u s t ry a nd C o n s u m e r P r o t ec t i on s t o c k o f o u r e d u c a t i o n s y s t e m w i th t h e h op e o f m ak i n g it b e tt e r. O n t h e o t h e r h a n d t he M i n i s t r y o f E c o n o mi c D e ve l o pm e n t s D eve l op m e n t S t r a t e g y is f o c u s i n g o n c o n ti n u o u s ly e n h a n c i n g t h e i n v e s tm e n t c l i m a te f o r b o t h l o c a l a n d f o r e i gn i n ve s t o rs w h il e a t t h e s a m e ti me a d d r e s s i n g t h e b a s i c n e e d s of B e li z e a n s a n d r e d u c i n g t h e l evel o f po ve r t y i n B e li z e. T h e G o v e r n m e n t t h o u gh t h e S o c i a l I n v e s t m e n t F u n d, c o n ti nu e s t o i m p l e m e n t p r o j ec ts t h a t a r e g e a r e d a t b u il d i n g n ew s c h oo l s c o u n t r y w i d e B y t he e n d o f t h i s y e a r a l o n e t he G o ve r n m e n t w o u l d h a ve i n ve s t ed o v e r $ 1 7 0 M i l l i o n i n p r o j e c ts i n t h e a r e a s o f e d u c a t i o n, a g r i c u lt u r e ec o n o m i c i n f r a s t r u ct u r e d e v e l o p m e n t w a t e r a nd s a n i t a ti o n h e a lt h s o c i a l s e r v i ces a n d m i c r o e n t e r p r i s e. T h e S a c r e d H e a r t C o ll e ge C o m p u t e r L ab P r o j e c t w as i m p l e m e n t e d b y t h e S o c i al I n v e s t m e n t F u n d a t a c o s t of $29 522. T h e p r o j ec t w a s f i n a n c e d by a g r a n t f r o m t h e C a r i b b e an D eve l op m e n t B a n k un d e r t he B a s i c N ee d s T r u s t F un d 5 th P r og r a mm e ( B N T F 5 ). T h e p r o j ec t i n c l u d e d t he s u pp l y o f 20 n e w c o m p u t e rs a nd f u r n it u r e tili n g o f t h e c o m p u t er l a b f l o o r a n d u p g r a d i n g o f t he e l ec t r i c a l s y s t e m. I n add iti o n t o e nh a n c i ng o ve r a l l t r a i n i n g a n d g r e a t er a c c e ss t o t h e i n t e r n e t t h e n ew c o m p u t e r l ab w ill a ll o w t h e h i gh s c h oo l t o d e li ve r m o r e c o m p u t e r c l a ss es o v e r a f i ve d a y c y c l e a n d m e e t t h e d e m a nd f r o m a n i n c r e a s i n g pop u l a ti o n a n d t he n ee d f o r s t u d e n t s t o b e ad e p t i n t ec hn o log y t h a t i s n o w e ss e n ti a l. I w a n t t o t ak e t h i s oppo r t un it y t o u r ge a ll s t u d e n t s o f S a c r e d H e a r t C o l l e g e to t ak e c a r e o f t h i s l ab a n d t h e c o m p u t e rs. T h e s e a r e y o u r t o o l s t h a t w i ll e nh a n ce y o u r e d u c a t i o n T h e r e i s a n o l d c l i c h t h at s a y s : E d u c a ti o n i s t h e k ey t o s u cce ss . T h i s h a s b ee n t r u e i n t h e pa s t a n d it is i n d e e d s t i ll r e l e v a n t i n t h e s e m o d e r n t i m e s. S o t h e r e f o r e I w a n t t o c h a l l e n g e a ll s t u d e n t s h e r e t h i s m o r n i n g t o s t u d y h a r d, r e m a i n i n s c h oo l a n d r e m a i n f o c u s e d in r e a c h i n g s u cce ss b y k ee p i n g t h e t o r c h of k n o w l e dg e b u r n i n g f o r eve r. I t n o w g i ve s m e g r e a t p l e a s u r e t o j o in t h e M a n ag e m e n t S t u d e n t s a n d S t a f f of S a c r e d H e a r t C o l l e g e a n d t h e S o c i al I n ve s t m e n t F un d i n d ec l a r i n g t h e n ew S a c r e d H e a r t C o ll e g e C o m p u t e r l ab o f f i c i a ll y op e n. T h a n k y o u a n d m a y G od B l e ss y o u a ll . O t h e r s p ea k e r s i n c l u d e d t h e H o n. E l v i n P e nn e r, M i n i s t e r of Y o u t h & S p o r t s I n f o r m a t i on a n d B r o a d c a s t i ng a nd A r ea R e p r e s e n t a t i v e f o r C a yo N o r t h e a s t ; M r E u g e n e B u r ns C h a i r m a n o f t h e S ac r e d H ea rt C o ll e g e B o a r d o f G o v e r n o r s ; D r. E v a A i rd P r e s i d e n t o f S a c r ed H e a r t C o ll e g e a s w e ll as r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f t h e S t u d e nt G o v e r n m e n t A ss o c i a t i o n a n d t he S o c i a l I nv e s t m e n t F u n d. S ac r e d H ea r t C o ll e g e b o a s t s a p o pu l a t i o n o f 758 s t ud e n t s a n d 57 t eac h e r s o n a 12 ac r e p l o t o f l a nd i n S a n I g n ac i o T o w n T h e s c h ool w a s e s t a b l i s h e d i n 19 6 0 t o m e e t t he s ec o n d a r y e du ca t i o n n ee d s i n t he C a y o D i s t r i c t a n d u n t il 1980 s w as t h e o n l y h i g h s c h oo l i n t h e d i s t r i c t. T h e r e f u r b i s h e d f a c i l i t y w i ll b e n e f i t a ll s t ud e n t s a tt e n d i ng S ac r e d H ea r t C o ll e g e S a n I g n ac io P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 8 S TA R T el: 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 B Y : Mike Hernandez J r J P ., Dire c tor Pub l ic Rela t ions, Social Investment Fund B E NQ U E V I E JO T OWN/ A R E N A L V I L L A G E C a yo Di s trict T hu r sd a y O ct ob e r 1, 20 0 9: T w o educat i onal pr o jects benefitin g o v er 650 students in Be n que V iej o de l Car m en T own and A renal V illa g e in the Cayo D i st r ic t w e re in a u g u ra t ed on Thursda y October 1st. T h e s e t w o p r o j e c t s w e re i m p le m e n ted b y t h e S o c ial I n v estment Fund un d er the Co mm onwealth Debt I nitiati ve (CD I ) Pro g ra m at a total v alue of $560 012 00. Th e f i rs t pr o je c t l oca t ed in Benque V iejo del Car m en will b e n e f i t ove r 5 0 0 s t u d e n ts feedin g pro g ra m. The additional classroo m s at l a I n m a c ul a d a R C P r i m a ry S c h o o l w i l l b e n e f i t s o m e 1 56 students and will pro v ide m ore space for the infants and allow the school to start a preschool pro g ra m Furniture for the new school buildin g will be donated b y w a y o f t h e B e l i z e N a t u r al Ene rg y Charity T rust Fund. T h e l i s t o f o f f i c i a l s in a t t e nd a nc e i nc l ud e d th e H o n. E rwin C o ntre r as Mi n is t er of E cono m ic De v elop m ent, C om m e r c e In d u s t r y a nd Consu m er Protection and A rea Representati v e for Cayo W est; th e Ho n G a b r i e l M a rt i n e z, M i n i s t e r o f L a b o u r L o c al G ove r nme n t a n d R u r al De v elo p m ent H o n E dmond Cast ro Minister of S tate in the M i ni s tr y of W o r k s ; Mr J o se Zun iga fro m the M inistry of E d u c a t io n a n d r e p r e s en t a t ives f r o m t he S oci a l I n v e s t m e n t f u nd a m on g other in v ited g uests. attendin g M o pan T echnical Hi g h S chool. The project entailed the co m pletion of a two-classroom c o ncr e te b uil d in g wh i ch w ill be used as a wood and m etal work shop. The structure m easures 25 ft by 60 ft and includes adequate b a t h r o o m s p r o p e r w o rk benches and stora g e areas The new m etal and woodshop was co n str u cte d aw a y f r o m t he m ain buildin g t o protect other cla s ses fr om the n oise o f the m a c hin e r y. The fac i lit y wa s co n str u cte d at a co s t o f $ 19 6 7 2 4 0 00 T h e n ew bui l din g a l so co m e s furn i shed wi t h $ 1 1 8 288 0 0 wo r th of new equip m ent which includes n u m e r o u s h a n d t o o l s f o r t he w o o d a n d me t a l s h o p a nd the a g ricult u re depart m ent, c omp u t e r p a r t s f o r t he I nfor m ation T e chnolo g y L ab, a new refri g er a tor and se v eral k itchen utens i ls for the Food and Nutrition Unit as well as 30 sewin g m achi n es dry/steam iron s and sew i n g acces s ories f o r t h e S e w i ng R o o m a nd 5 0 d r a w i ng t a b l e s f o r t he T echnical Drawin g S ection. The second project is a new s c h o o l b u i l d i ng f o r La I n m acu l ada RC Pri m ar y S chool in A renal V illa g e. The new school buildin g was constructed at a total cost of $245 000. T he pro j ect is a 25fe e t by 85 feet buildin g with a concrete roof I t will pro v ide the school w i t h t w o ad d i t i o n a l c l a s s r o o m s, b a t h r o oms f o r t h e t e a c h e r s, c o m p u ter ro o m / l ib r ary an d a k i t c h e n T h e ki t c h e n w i ll facili t ate a feedin g pro g ram i n c o l l a b o r a t i o n w i t h t he Ministry of Education throu gh the Ca y o District E d ucation Cente r. T h e M in i s t r y o f E d u c a t i on will be pro v id i n g equip m ent for the f eedin g p r o g ra m P a rents will v olunteer to coo k and the sch o ol ha s secu r ed su p port f r o m a b u si n es s m a n w h o h as c o m mi t t e d t o a s s i s t w i t h t he C u tti n g t h e ri bbon at M op a n T ec h : L-R) H on Er w in C on t r eras H on E d m ond Cast ro a nd H on G a b riel Marti n ez I n A r e n al V illage: L-R) H on G a b riel Marti n e z, H on E d m ond Cast ro a nd H on Er w i n C on t r eras 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 S TA R T el: 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 By: Thor Janson S A N TA E L E N A T O W N, C a y o D i s t r i c t Th u r sda y, Oct ob er 1 2009: S panish L oo k out m ennonites are raisin g h e ll and causing dis t urbanc e s in t he Mou n tain P i n e R i d g e F o r es t R es e r v e, Cayo District Belize. I t was a swelterin g hot May in Cayo and we d ecided t o go s p en d t h e w ee k e nd up a m o ng the pines in the cool clear air of Mountain Pine Rid g e. W e thou g ht we would stay at th e ca mpg rou n d at A u g us t ine ( D oug l as d e S i lva ) a n d d o s ome bird watchin g ta k e day trips to the nearby waterfalls and ca v es and in g eneral g roo v e on the natural surroundin g s. W e a r r i v e d a t A u g u s t i ne at 3:00 PM on Friday and set up ca m p I was i m pressed by the new b athroo m f a cilities a t the c am p g rou n d a nd to ok a co o l, refres h in g showe r a nd then went out to ta k e so m e photos of the abundant birdlife. A t 4 : 0 0 P M e v e r y t h i ng ch a n g ed and o ur t r anqu i lity was v i o len t ly s e ized fro m us a s a g roup of around 30 Mennonites r o a r e d i n t o Augu s t i n e on m ot o rcycle s and f ou r -wh e eled o f f road v ehicles. Oh no they are co m in g o v er t o t h e c ampgr o u n d! Su re e n o ug h t he e n t i re M e nn o n i te g a ng s t o rme d i n t o t he ca m p gr ound and th e adults be g a n to set u p as the youth co m menced t o stun t -ride t heir di r t bikes a ll over t h e a r ea, roarin g to and fro. For the next two hours ten or f i ft e e n t e a ms o f M e n n on i te riders m any of the m see m in g ly n o mo re t h an te n o r e l e v en ye a rs o l d ( l ega l ? ? ?) z o ome d n o i s i ly all o v er the place. I co m plained to the police and BDF soldiers at the m ain o f fice and they a g reed that it was not r i g h t t h a t t h e f o l k s f r om S panish L oo k out should cause such a disturbance but no one did anythin g. I w oul d al s o s ugg e s t t h at u n der-a g e d c hi l dr e n d r i v i ng A TV s at hi g h speeds on public s t r e e t s a r e a c t u a l l y d a nge r o us for the citizenry and they were posin g a threat to our safet y. Af ter en d ur i n g th i s vi ol e nt assaul t to our sense s and the exce s si v e nois e caused b y the Mennonites for m ore than two h o ur s I a p pro a ch e d o ne of t h e a d ul t s wi t h t h e Sp a n i sh L oo k out g roup and as k ed him i f t h ey w e re g o i n g to q u it e d o wn late r I told hi m that I could not e n j o y t h e n a t u ra l s u r r o u n d i ng w i t h a l l th e c h i ld r e n m a k i ng such a rac k et all o v er the area. He s a id that y es they would stop ridin g a f ter dinn e r and a d d e d t h a t t h e y wo u l d b e o ut r i d i n g a l l o ve r B a ld y B ea c o n t he next day so thin g s would quite down in the ca m p g round until they return e d I said you Mennonites don t drink right, so I guess that you will all go to sleep pretty soon right? I was thin k in g that I would h a v e t o a b a n d o n t he ca m p g round since the presence o f a l l t h e h e l l r a i s i ng Mennonites was destroyin g our cha n ces o f bein g in ha rm ony wit h natu r e A nd thin g s did quite down around 6:00 PM as t h e y o un g ru f f ian s at e th e ir ba r bequ e d st e a k s a nd d r ank their m u g s of S wiss Miss with M a rsh m al l ow s B u t b y 7 :00 PM they were ba c k zoo m in g and roarin g all o v er the place with headli g hts defined by the dust they were k ic k in g up I g a v e up a n d we d e ci d e d t ha t o ur o n ly ho p e of p eace w ould b e to a b an d o n t h e c a mpg r o u n d a nd look for s o m e ot h er pla c e to sta y W e were dri v en out by the wild hell raisin g Mennonites! Fortunately the BDF soldiers t o ok p i t y o n u s a n d a l l o w ed u s t o c a m p b e h i n d t h e ir h e ad q uar t er s w h er e i t wa s mu ch quiete r. T h e n e x t d a y s h o r t ly a f te r d aw n t h e M e nn o n i te di s tur b ance s co m m enc e d a ga in. I wal k ed down the m uddy road to the da m to g et away fro m the noise and loo k for birds When I g ot bac k to the ran g er station aroun d 9:00 A M a g roup of t o u r i s t s w e r e st a n d i ng a r o u nd waitin g for their m ilitary escort to dri v e down to Caracol Maya Si t e I s a w t h a t t h e y w e re m a rvel i n g a t t h e a n t ic s o f t he Mennonite bi k ers roarin g back an d fo r th i n f r ont of t he m I wa l k ed u p to t he m a nd s a id: W h at w e a r e se e ing is v ery i n t e r e s t i n g T h e s e a re Me n nonit e s wh o fo r hund r eds o f y e a r s l i v e d i n h u m b le quietud e trying to l i ve their lives close to God and trying to honor that Biblical command to love y our n eigh b or as you lo v e y o urse l f N ow t h ey h ave g o ne t o t a l ly i ns a ne The y dr o ve us out of the campground last night utterly ignoring the fact that w e were there f i rst and t h at th e y w er e c a us i ng us co n sider a ble s u f fe r ing T hey sh o uld m a ke up some t ee sh i r ts t o w e a r e m b la z o n e d w i t h t he image of angry-faced children po p pin g a w heel i es o n t h eir A T V w it h t h e wo r ds : S P AN I SH LOOKOUT M ENNONITES: BORN T O RAISE HELL !!!! W ell that s all I ha v e to say about this incident A s far as I a m c o ncerned s ince Mo u ntain Pi n e R i d g e a nd t he C h iqu i bul National Par k are pree m inently n a t u r e r e s e r v e s w h e re tourists and nationals g o to see wi l dli f e a n d g o bi r d w a tch i ng t h e p re s en c e o f A TV r id e rs z o o m i ng n o i s i l y a l l o v e r t he p l ac e i s IN COM P A T A B LE w i th t h e s ta t ed pu r po s e o f t he re s erve. W ith absolutely no rancor or hatred toward anyone and only w i th th e d es i re th a t t h e re be justice and that the rule of law pre v ails I s u gg est that the M e nno n ite Rou g h R i der s be banned fro m zoo m in g all o v er M o u n t a in P i n e R i d g e / Ch i q u i b ul National Par k causin g 99% of al l to u rist to s u f f e r fr o m t h eir presence. Oh yes on this sa m e wee k end t h e M en n on i tes al s o m ad e a roarin g entrance into the site at C a r a c o l d i s t u r b i n g a l l t he w i ld l if e a n d a l l t he to u ri s ts pr e sent The i r be h a v ior was e x tr a or d in a r i ly ab u si v e a nd i n s e ns i t iv e t o wa r d a l l o t h e rs present. I u n d e r s t a n d t h a t t he Me n non i tes ha ve a l ot o f mo ney these days and that m oney buys influ e nce But i s it real l y true that the Mennonites are exe m pt fro m the rule of law in Belize? S i g n e d T h o r J a n s on (bro t herijah @ hotmail com ) Note: Thor Janson is the au t hor of s ix p hot o gra p hic b o o k s w h i c h f e a t u r e B e l i ze including the best selling book Beliz e : Land of the Free by t h e C a r i b S e a T e n s of t h ou s an d s o f hi s b o ok s h a ve been sold worldwide and serve t o p r om o te Be l i z e a s o ne of t h e Ea r th s pr e mi e r ec o to u r i sm destin a tions. 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P age 10 S TA R T el: 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 A RI E S : M arc h 22 t o A p r i l 20 Y our sense of self-estee m g ets a hu g e boost as the people who wor k with you loo k up to you Y ou m ust not fo rg et thou g h that despite the headiness that co m es with leadin g people hu m ility is what will ta k e you fa r Y our ren e wed ze s t for l ife g e t s you i ncreas e d lo v e from fa m il y L u c k y N u m b ers: 09 48 67. T A U R U S : A p r i l 21 t o M a y 21 Y o u r i mag in a ti v e appr o ach a t wo rk e a rns y ou e x tra profits Y ou need to be rea d y to face extra d em ands from peop l e in your ser v ice Y ou will b e fine tho u g h as finances are co m fortable and luc k is on your side T a ke care of your health and wor k towards relie v in g stress and anxiet y L u c k y N u m b ers: 06 52 79. G E M I N I : M a y 22 t o J u n e 21 T h is i s o n e t i m e whe n yo u wi l l h a v e to b e w a tch f ul re ga rdin g your h ealth T a k e adequ a te pr e cauti o ns in case you happe n to b e tra ve llin g The o n e ass e t tha t you c ould wor k to your ad v anta g e is the inner world you draw into w h en w ea r y Als o reme m b e r do not lo o k f o r i nst a nt results for any e f fort L u c k y N u m b ers: 05 24 86. C A NC E R : J u n e 22 t o J u l y 23 I t could be as thou g h you ha v e wo k en up after a long slu m be r Y ou are aware of your drawbac k s and ai m at correctin g the m A nd it in all li k elihood it will be an all enco m passin g exercise physical appearance outlook and lifestyle all will be thorou g hly scrutinized L u c ky N u m b ers: 02 48 72. L E O : J u l y 24 t o A u g u s t 21 There is all the li k elihood that you are pursuin g a secret a g enda I t m ay be m uch that you are world weary and are loo k in g for a retreat A lthou g h you carry on with your ro u tine a s usu a l yo u are i n no m ood t o dis c lose y our inner m os t thou g hts with a n yone T ra v el is i ndicated. L u c k y N u m b ers: 01 22 49. V IRG O : A u g u s t 22 t o S e p te m b er 21 Y ou are able to resol v e a lot of m ental issues Fa m ily and g ood ti m es with lo v ed ones is al m ost a certaint y There is a visi b le c h an g e of atti t ude and t hat hel p s yo u sh e d a l o t o f u n w a n t e d b a g gage Y o u ca n w o r k ou t f i n er de v elop m ents at wor k also and the stunnin g results that follow will add to your jo y L u c k y N u m b ers: 05 38 88. LI B R A: S e p te m b er 22 t o O ct o b er 23 Y ou are ad v ised to ta k e on thin g s one at a ti m e and with a co m passionate attitude There will be praise showered on you for a particular initiat i v e I t will be worthwhile to o r g a n iz e y o ur fi n an c es p r io r it i es an d c ommi t me nt s s o t h at you do not falter on an y L u c k y N u m b ers: 06 18 92. S C O RPI O : O ct o b er 24 t o No v e m b er 21 There m ay be so m e tryin g situations at wor k and you m ay feel as if you are about to lose your cal m Do anythin g to distract your self en g a g e yourself in new pursuits but do not react in an g er to pro v ocations Do not be careless or c a s u al a r o u nd s h ar p o bj e c t s o r w e ap o n s. Lucky N u m b ers: 12 29 75. S A G I TT A R I U S: No v e m b er 22 t o D ece m b er 21 Ther e will be c hallen g e s at wor k but old w a ys of resol v in g issues will not wor k Y ou will ha v e to adopt o u t o f t h e b ox m e t h o d s t o r es o lve t h em Be r e a d y f o r s o me unex p ected de v elop m en t s at wor k A dopt a m ore acco mm odati v e approach to other points of v iew and in your personal relationships L u c k y N u m b er s : 03 42 81. C A PRI C O R N : D ece m b er 22 t o J a n u ar y 20 The r e are indica t ions o f m ent a l anxi e t y Th e re wi l l be issues relatin g to relati v es to be dealt with Thin g s will be better as the m id wee k approaches A lso you will ha ve a c a d e m i c s a n d l e ga l ma t t er s t o a t te n d t o C o m mu n i ty w e lf a re ac t i vi ti e s w il l n ee d y o ur co n tr i bu t io n. L u c ky N u m b ers: 08 66 96. A Q U A RI U S : J a n u ar y 21 t o F e b r u ar y 19 Y ou m ay re-establish contacts with old friend I n your personal life you will be m uch m ore carin g and helpful. There m ay be so m e irritants but you will ha v e to i g nore the m for the ti m e bein g T ra v el abroad could brin g with disco m fort L u c k y N u m b ers: 20 55 80. PIS C E S : F e b r u ar y 20 t o M arc h 21 Y ou will be interactin g with relati v es and will bond well w i t h f a m il y H o w eve r t h e i m po r t a n t p ar t i s t h a t y o u s h o u ld n o t a l l o w a l l t h i s h y p e r a c t ivi t y t o t ake a t o l l o n y o u r h e a l t h. A lso there could be a new entry into your life or a p e r m a n e n t c l os u r e t o a p a rt n e r s h i p M ak e s u r e t h a t it doe s not come abou t as a r e sult o f rashne s s L u c ky N u m b ers: 04 27 69. A n y o ne i n t e r e s t e d i n the p o si t io n c a n o b ta i n m o re i nf o r m at io n o n th e d e sc r i p t ion o f th e v a c a n t p o si t io n by v isi t i ng th e f a r m b e tw een th e ho u r s of 8 : 00 a m a n d 1 2 : 00 n oo n o r by c a ll i n g t e l ep ho ne # 6652 5 08 at a n y t i m e. A r e si d e n t v aca n c y e x is t s for a m a l e p e r s o n to w or k at L a L om a F oo d s. I n t e r e s t e d a pp li ca n t s s hou l d h a v e an a pp r ec i a ti on f o r A g r i c u lt u r e a nd F a r m i n g a nd s hou l d b e p r e p a r e d to r e s i d e on t h e f a r m w h e re a d e qu a t e acc o m od a ti on i s p r o v i d e d. Burns Avenue, across from Venus Hotel 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 S TA R T el: 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 P lea s e T u r n T o P age 13 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 12 S TA R T el: 626 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 N o w Of f e r in g 6 C e m en t B l o c k s F o r O n l y $ 1 15 e a ch 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! C a l l U s A t: 8 2 4 2 9 59 J o s e M a r in, Man a g er A l s o p r o v i d i n g t o p q u a l i t y D r e s s ed & R o u g h H a r d w o o d a n d M a h o g a ny 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 nd A W h o l e L o t M o r e. W e a r e l o c a t e d o ff Jo s e p h A n d r e w s D r i v e i n S a n I g n a c i o T o w n. C a ll u s a t 824 2076 o r 662 4842 E m a i l : c l e a n m a s t e r b z @ y a h o o .c om W e A MS T o P lea se A frustrated wife tells her friend, "I want to divorce my husband because he has a lousy memory !" Her friend replies Why w ould you w ant t o divo r ce him for that?" The wife says "Every ti m e h e gets a round a y oun g wo m a n, h e k ee p s fo rgetti n g t h at h e's m arrie d !" * ** * ** ** A fter a quarrel a wife said to her husband Y ou kno w I w as a fool w hen I married you ." The husband replied Y es d ea r bu t I w as i n l o ve a nd d i dn 't n otic e ." * ** * ** ** My c r e d it car d w as st o le n a f e w m on t h s ag o said T o m to his friend bu t I h ave no t r e po rte d st o le n b eca u se t h e t h ie f is u si ng it t o s p e nd f ar less t h a n m y w i f e d i d wh e n s h e h a d it . * ** * ** ** S O M E M ARRIA G E J O K ES RUD E S I M E ON S i m eon was a rude child He m a n a g e d to g et i nto m isc h ief fr e quen t ly a n d w a s al w ays trai l ed by his youn g er b r other T i m. Finall y at her wits end his long-su f f e rin g mother took hi m to see their Parish Priest. The Priest decided to focus S i m eon s mi nd o n hi g her le ve ls. Simeon , he as k ed where is God? S i m eon g a v e no repl y. Simeon where is God? Ag ain there was silence. For a third ti m e t he pr i est a ske d t h e q u e s t i on a n d t h i s t ime S i m eon bolted out of the o f fice and ran all the way ho m e He burst into his brothe r s roo m. Ti m , h e p a n t e d b r e a t hl e s s l y, Th e p ri e st ca n t f i nd G o d a n d h e t h i n k s I h ad something to with it ! 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 S TA R T el: 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 C o n t i nu e d F r o m P age 11 P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 14 S TA R T el: 626 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 B Y : Jos T re j o Director Belize Bureau of S t andards B E L M O P A N Th u r sda y, Oc o to b er 1 2 009Bel m o p a n, Bel m op a n 3 0 t h N o ve m b e r, 20 0 9. Th e C o nsu m er P ro t ect i on Uni t of th e Beli z e Bure a u of S tandards is issuin g a consu m er food safety ad v isory re g arding the sale of expired food ite ms in the m ar k et. D u r i ng t h e mo n t h of Se p t e m b e r C on s u m e r P r o t e ct i on O f f ic e rs i n c o ll a bo r at i on w i t h t h e P u b l i c H e a l th Depart m ent ha v e been out vigi l a n t l y s u rve y i n g t he do m e s tic m ar k e t insp e cting r e t a i l o u t l e t s w i t h a f o c us o n p r i c e s c o n t r o l s a nd unscru p ulous busine s s practices. T h e f i n d i n g s o f t h e se ins p ection s ha v e r e v ealed that t h e r e i s an a b u n danc e of e x pi r ed g oo ds o f f e r ed up for r etail sale Consu m ers are adv i s e d t o l o o k o u t f o r t he fo l low i n g: B e ware of r educed p r ices. T h e te n d e nc y i s to s e ll f o od i t e m s th a t a re ab o ut to e xp i re o r t h a t ha v e a l r e ad y e x p i r ed at reduced prices. R e t a i l e r s h a v e a t e n d e n c y to obsc u re the e x piry dat e from consu m ers by placin g the price of the g ood directly abo v e the expiration date. The tendency exists to erase the expiry date with alcohol or t o remo v e the lab e l w i th t he date. Expired food ite m s are being s o ld in s m a lle r o r i n divid u al p a c k e t s o u t o f t h e o r i g i n al pac k a g in g The s e are ite m s that are not intended for retail sale. Food I te m s are re m o v ed from o u ter pa ck a g e a n d p ut up f or re t ail sal e s a n d s u bse q uen t ly sold in the inner foil/plastic for exa m ple: Corn Fla k es/Cereals. I n this instance the expiry date is un k nown. A ls o there i s a tende n cy to con c eal ex p ired co m m oditi e s in stora g e facilities clai m in g they were destined f o r destruction or t o r e t u r n t o s u p p l i e r s w h en fo u nd. I n accordance with the Food a n d D r u g Ac t C h a p t er 2 9 1, S e c t i o n 1 2 f o o d u nf i t fo r h uman con s u m ption should n ot be o f fer e d f o r s ale or i n pos s ess i on for the purpose of sale. Expiry dates i ndicat e the p e r i o d o f time w h i c h a f o o d i t em is fit f o r hu m a n co n su m pt i on. C o nsumers are ad v i sed not to p u r c ha s e c o mm o d i ti e s t h at a r e t a k e n fr o m t he i r o r i g i n al p a c k a g i ng; t h i s i s a c l e ar i n d i c a t o r t h a t t h e p r o d u c t h as already passed its consu m ption period. Wh e n sh o p p in g f or f o od i t e m s e ns u re t h at th e p ro d uc t h as a n e x p i r a t i o n d a t e b e f o re pu r chas i n g. Do not expose yourself to the ris k associated with consu m ing expired food ite m s. Please feel free to contact the Consu m er Protection Unit at 08 0 0 28 3 5 58 7 i f ex p i r ed f o od ite m s are found at retail outlets in your area. B E L IZE C I T Y Mo n da y, Se p te m b er 30 2009: B e l i z e T e le m e d i a L i m i t ed today a nnounced the p ro m otion o f o n e o f i t s m o s t s e n i or executi v e to the top job. Jus t o v e r a m onth a g o on A u g u s t 2 4 i n a s w i f t a nd sw e epi n g m o v e the Go v e rnm ent of Belize acquired the t e l e p h o n e c omp a n y f r om pri v ate ownership and installed a new board of directors S ince the acquisition the day to day runnin g of the co m pany was in the hands of the new Executi ve C h a i rma n N e st o r N e t V as qu e z and Executi v e Director A nw a r Bar ro w son of Pri m e Minister Dea n Bar ro w. While the c o m pany s new Executi v e Chair m an has ta k en on the job as Chief Executi ve Off i c e r t h e n e x t h i g h e st e x ect i v e p ost th a t o f Ch i ef Oper a tions Office r i s now u n de r th e c h a r g e o f M r s K a r en Beva n s, a senior m e m ber of the co m pany m ana g e m ent tea m. M r s B e v a n s h a s b e en wor k in g with the co m pany for o v er 20 years and is therefore c o n s i d e r ed t o b e qu i t e v e r se with its operations. Prior to thi s new appoint m ent, M r s B e v a n s s e r v e d t he co m pany as Mana g er for Busin e ss D ev e l op m en t I n t er n ational Relations Mar k etin g, Re s earc h and De v e lop m e nt, Beli z e T ele m e d ia Li m ite d s Ne w C h ie f O p erati ons O ff ice r Mrs Ka r e n Beva ns Directory S er v ices and Public Relations. Belize da fu we ho m e and Belize da fu we land Belize is a place weh shudda g et latta appreciation Because we are g ifted with ancient Maya ci v ilization. S o thin k Belize sleep Belize, drea m Belize be proud Of you land Belize and youll g et Belize Belize has beautiful wildlife fro m the birds to the B e li z e M y H o me l a nd B Y : Ja v i e r S a n do v al 1 D S t I g n a ti u s Hi g h S c h ool T e a c h e r : N a n cy W a i g ht Am azin g ja g uars. Rich with beautiful forests That pro v ide a ho m e fu deya beautiful creation. A n the deep blue sea fu the m arine ani m als Fu we Belize g ot the second la rg est barrier reef in the world Belize da m ada nature s best k ept secret. S o be proud ah fu we Belize! Belize fu m e & you. Fu we Belize! B e i n g r u l e d b y a no t h e r c o un t ry w a s a l r i gh t bu t i t w a s n t p a s s a b l e! I e ndu r e d f o r y ea r s h a v i ng d i f f e r e n t c oun t r i e s f i gh ti ng f o r me I w a s t oo y oung t o e x c h a nge b l o w s w it h t h e c o l on i a l i n v a d e r s. T h e r e w e r e t ho s e w ho t h r i v e d to c onqu e r i n o r d e r t o o w n t h is J E W EL i n t h e C a r i b b ea n a nd C e n t r a l A m e r i ca I t w a s n t b eca u s e I w a s b ea u ti f u l, it w a s f o r t h e opu l e n ce a nd t r ea s u r e s I h a d a nd s til l h a ve I n 17 9 8 t h e a tt r ac ti v e c o o l b l ue I A m B e li ze B Y : B r it n i e R o c h es C l a ss : 4 B S t I g n a ti u s Hi g h S c h ool T e a c h e r : N a n cy W a i g ht w a t e r s t h a t s u rr oun d m e w as f i l l ed W it h s h i p s r ea d y f o r b a ttl es F i n a l l y t h e B a y m e n w on m e o v er T h e y o w n e d m e f o r a c ou p l e of y e a rs I e xp e r i e n ce d s l a v e r y w h i c h t ook m e t o t h e d ee p f o r e s t o f t he j ung l e, I e x p e r i e n ce t h e l oo ti ng o f my n a t u r a l r e s o u r ce s, I e ndu r e d t h e a tt ac k s o f t he e n v i ou s S p a n i a r ds I n 1 9 81 I p r e v a il e d! No w I a m swoll e n wit h prid e to sa y I A M ! I am a B eliz e an! I am Mot h er Na t ure s best k ept secret! I am He av en o n Ea r th! I am of all R aces and C ultu r es! I am Pr o ud I a m Bel i ze! 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 S TA R T el: 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 abo v e the ri g ht eye and another to the upper ri g ht ar m. Th e a cc u se d m u rd e r e r w as initially detained by the v illa ge Cha i r m an n ear t h e sce n e of the cri m e and th e susp e cted m u r der weap o n a m ac h ete was reco v ered fro m nearby bushes. While it is a lle g ed that the a c cu s ed a nd th e v i ctim w e re drin k in g at a bar in the v illa g e, t h e a c cu s e d mai n t a i n s t h a t he was ne v er socializin g with the v ict im who m h e descri b es as an a lien and t rouble ma k er in the village . On a p o in t of in t ere s t t he accused is a pri m ary witness in a 2 007 m urde r cas e in w hich his 17 ye a r old nep h e w Sa mu el C o n t i nu e d F r o m F r o n t P age t h e s u s p ec t e d m u r d e r w e a p o n a m a c h e t e w a s r ec o v e r ed f r o m n e a r b y b u s h es T h e G ov e r n m e n t o f B e li z e h a s r e c e i v e d f u n d i ng t h r o u gh t h e B a s i c N ee d s T r u s t F u nd F i f t h P r og r a mm e t o w a r ds t h e c o s t o f E d u c a t i on p r o j e c t s a n d i n t e n d s t o a pp l y p a r t o f t h e f u n d s t o c o v e r e l i g i b l e p a y m e n t s u nd e r t h e c on t r a ct f o r S a n V i c e n t e P r i m a r y S c hoo l E x t e n s i o n P r o j e c t T o l e d o D i s t r i c t. T h e S o c i a l I nv e s t m e n t F u n d a S t a t u t o r y C o r p o r a t i on e s t a b li s h e d u nd e r t h e S o c i a l I n v e s t m e n t F u nd A c t N o 3 of 199 6 a nd l o ca t e d a t C on s t i t u t i on D r i v e B e l m o p a n C i t y C a yo D i s t r i c t h e r e b y i n v i t e s t e nd e r s fr o m s u i t a b ly q u a l i f i e d c o n t r a c t o r s f o r t h e c on s t r u c t i o n o f t h e f o ll o w i ng: S a n V i c e n t e P r i m a r y S c h o o l E x t e n s i o n P r o j e c t T o l e d o D i s t r i ct T h e w o r k s c o n s i s t o f t h e c o n s t r u c t i o n o f a n e w 120 x 25 r e i n f o r ce d c o n c r e t e s t r u c t u r e a n d c o m p l e t i o n of a n e x i s t i n g b u il d i n g a l s o m ea s u r i n g 120 x 25 b o t h a t g r o u n d l e v e l W o r k s o n t h e n e w c o n s t r u c t i o n i n c l ude t h e p r o v i s i o n o f m a l e a n d f e m a l e b a t h r oo m s o f f i ce li b r a r y a n d t w o c l a ss r oo m s m ea s u r i n g 25 x 30 eac h. T h e n e w c o n s t r u c t i o n i s t o b e o f r e i n f o r ce d c o n c r e t e w i t h m a s o n r y b l o c k w a ll s a n d a t im b e r f r a m e / g a l v a l um r oo f A v e r a n d a h i s t o b e c o n s t r u c t e d o n t h e f r o n t a n d b ac k o f b o t h t h e n e w c o n s t r u c t i o n a n d t h e e x i s t i ng b u il d i n g T h e n e w c o n s t r u c t i o n i s a n e x t e n s i o n t o t h e e x i s t i n g s t r u c t u r e T h e e x i s t i n g s t r u c t u r e r e qu i r es p l a s t e r i n g p a i n t i n g a n d i n s t a l l a t i o n o f w i n d o w s, d oo r s a n d e l ec t r i c i t y t o f o u r c l a s s r oo m s m e a s u r i n g 2 5 x 30 ea c h. T e n d e r do c u m e n t s c a n b e o b t a i n e d fr o m t h e S o c i a l I nv e s t m e n t F u n d a t t h e a dd r e s s b e l o w d u r i ng t h e ho u r s of 9 : 0 0 a m and 4 : 0 0 p m a s o f T u e s d a y S e p t e m b e r 22 nd 2 0 09 f o r a N O N R E F UND A BLE f ee o f B Z E $ 1 00 00 p e r p a c k age B i d s m u s t b e s ub m i t t e d i n a s e a l e d e nv e l op e m a r k e d Q u o t a t i o n f o r S a n V i ce n t e P r i m a r y S c h o o l E x t e n s i on P r o j ec t T o l e d o D i s t r i ct A D D R E SS E D T O: T h e P r o j e c t M a n ag er B A S I C N E E D S T R U S T F UND C o n s t i t u t i o n D r i ve P O B ox 459 Be l m o p a n C i t y C ay o D i s t r i ct T e n d e r s w il l b e r e c e i v e d a t t h e a b ov e a dd r e ss no l a t e r t h a n 2 : 0 0 p m o n F r i d a y O c t o b e r 16 2 009 A P ub lic O p e n i ng w il l b e h e l d a t t h e S I F O f f i c e i n B e l m o p a n a t 2 : 1 5 p m o n F r i d a y O c t o b e r 16 2 009. T h e B a s i c N ee d s T r u s t F u nd w il l c ond u c t o n s i t e m ee t i n gs o n t h e d a t e s a n d t i m e s s p e c i f i e d i n t h e b i d d i ng d o c u m e n t s w i t h i n t e r e s t e d e l i g i b l e b i dd e r s t o e x p l a i n t h e t e nd e r do c u m e n t s a n d a dd r e s s a ny qu e r i e s f r om i n t e r e s t e d e li g i b l e b i d d e r s. T h e B a s i c N e e d s T r u s t F u n d r e s e r v e s t h e r i gh t t o r e j e c t a ny o r a ll t e n d e r s. S a n V i ce n t e P r i m a r y S c h oo l E x t e n s i on P r o j e c t T o l e d o D i s t r i ct T esec um was hac k ed to death a l l ege d l y b y o n e E m i l io M o ral ez who i s curren t ly on re m and at the Central Prison in Hatti e v ille. D u r i ng t h e Ap r i l 2 0 08 preli m inary inquiry hearin g he was extre m ely reluctant to si gn the witness bondin g o v er form in the presence of the accused, E m i l i o Mor a l e z. O n t h is occasion he told the court that he did not want to testify at the h e a r i ng b e c a u s e h e w as recei v in g constant threats from f r i e nd s o f t h e a c c u se d w ho v isited Moralez re g ularly in jail one of which is said to ha ve been the deceased. He e v entually a g reed to si gn the for m thereby consentin g to in g co m p o nent of t h e pro j ect will see k to pro v ide trainin g to C o n t i nu e d F r o m P age 4 imp r ove o n s e r v i c e a b i l i t i e s, dist r ibution c a pabiliti e s and di v ersification practices. The g rant r ecipients are r e q u i r e d t o c ome u p w i th tw e nty fi v e per c ent o f t h eir enterprize fundin g and also to o p en an d m a in t a i n a s a v i n gs account at the respecti v e credit union in their district. T h e P r o j e c t S t e e r i ng C o m mi t t e e ch a i r e d b y M r s. Y o la n da Go m ez i nc l ud e s t wo representati v es each fro m both participatin g Credit Unions. T h e c ommi tt e e i s r e sp o nsi b le fo r reviewing e v a luat i n g, a p p r o vi n g a n d co o r d in a t i ng all awarded projects. M o n d ay : D ra f t Beer $2 50 T u e sd ay : L o cal Ru m $2 50 W e d n e sd ay : M argar i ta s $6 95 T h u r s d ay : P i a Co la d a $6 95 F r i d ay : M i c h ela d a s $3 50 T el: 501-824-2730 Em ail: R o l s on @ b tl n et W e b : R o ls on s c om Mon. to Fri. 5 to 7 P.M H A PP Y HO UR P D F c r ea t ed w i t h pd f F a c t o r y P r o t r i a l v e r s i on ww w pd f f a c t o r y c om

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P age 16 S TA R T el: 626 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 O c t ob e r 4 2009 C o n t i nu e d F r o m 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