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Sunday, June 23, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: Page 1 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00Belizean Student Dies In Taiwan SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Thursday, June 20, 2013: Preparations are underway to transport the body of a Belizean student who died in a traffic accident in the Republic of China, Taiwan on Friday, June 14, 2013. The Belizean student, Clarencio Coc from San Antonio Village, Cayo, was on a scholarship in Taiwan when the incident occurred. He was killed when a car crashed into the motorcycle on which he was a passenger. The fatal traffic accident occurred in Pintung, near the National Pintung University of Science and Technology as Coc was returning to campus on a motorcycle with a fellow Guatemalan exchange student in control of the motorcycle. A Taiwan television report informed that the police have ruled out drunk-driving as a contributing factor in the fatal incident. The news report additionally informed that the impact of the collision flung Coc into a flooded ditch and that he was dragged about 500 meters away by the rushing waters before he was rescued by paramedics and rushed to the hospital where he died in the Clarencio Coc emergency room while undergoing medical treatment. The incident reportedly sent shock waves through the gathering as many bystanders were seen crying and expressing shock at the tragic incident. The people from a nearby restaurant described Coc and the Guatemalan student as warm and friendly persons who shopped and dined regularly at the nearby More Guatemalans With Guns, Bullets and WeedRolando Ramirez, 35SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Tuesday, June 18, 2013: Two more Guatemalans have been sent to jail after being arrested and charged for the possession of firearms, ammunition and drugs On Friday, June 14, 2013, at about 7:30 pm members of the Special Patrol Unit (SPU) and Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) along with elements of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) were on a joint patrol on the Caracol road in the Mountain Pine Ridge when they came upon two Hispanic male persons one of whom was carrying a shotgun slung over the right shoulder. The men were ordered to halt but instead of doing so they dashed into nearby bushes. The patrol set chase after them. They did not run far as the patrol quickly caught up with them. They were identified as Guatemalan farmers from Melchor de Mencos, Peten, Guatemala: Adelmo Hernandez Mancia 24, from Barrio La Rejoya and Rolando Ramirez 35. While Ramirez was found with a 16 gauge shotgun slung over his shoulder and five matching cartridges in the pocket of his pants; a search of Mancia led to the discovery of a point 38 revolver loaded with three bullets. No serial number could be found on the gun which he carried strapped on the right side of his waist. They were unable to produce valid gun licenses for the weapons and ammunition. A search of a crocus sack they carried lead to the discovery therein of a black plastic bag containing suspected marijuana. The two Guatemalans were detained and transported to the police station in San Ignacio where the weed was weighed at 64.6 grams. The two Guatemalans were subsequently arrested and charged Please Turn To Page 2 Please Turn To Page 15 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 *STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR8*8TAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR* *STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*S TAR* STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STARSTAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR No. 357 Sunday, April 28, 2013 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 151 SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2008 Price $1.00 No. 365 Sunday, June 23, 2013 Price $1.00 STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*S TAR* *STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR8*8TAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR* STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR 50% off room rate for Summer 2013. Direct bookings only Air Conditioning Restaurant & Bar In Room Jacuzzi Luxurious Accomodations Infinity Pool Free Wifi Tel: 011-501-844-4047 E-mail:


Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Sunday, June 23, 2013 Unprofessional Police ActionsSAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Thursday, June 20, 2013: It is said that a picture tells a thousand words, what then does a video do? How about a video that captures policemen, sworn to serve and protect, throwing a handcuffed detainee, head first, into the back of a black police vehicle, in broad daylight? Amateur video of the incident, as it unfolded in front of Alwin’s Superstore Picture Showing Police Thowing Handcuffed Man In The Back Of The Black Police Pickup Truck in Santa Elena, Cayo on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at around four in the evening, went viral over Facebook. The video has resulted in the public questioning the professionalism of some elements of the department. A department which otherwise is doing a fantastic job, under the current minister and the high command, in curving the scourge of crime nationwide. In an interview with the media, deputy commander of the San Ignacio police formation, Inspector Reymundo Reyes informed that the apprehension resulted from the search of a bus, where the police came upon Raymond Arthurs from Ontario Village, seated with a knapsack in the overhead rack directly above his head. According to Reyes, police searched the knapsack and found it to contain marijuana. Reyes said that a number of passengers on the bus fingered Arthurs as being the owner of the knapsack. Police then reportedly attempted to detain Arthurs who allegedly resisted the arrest. Reyes said that the policemen handcuffed him before escorting him out of the bus and that the detainee refused to get into the back of the police vehicle. Reyes further informed that the tailgate of the Toyota Hilux pickup could not open, so the two policemen “helped” Arthurs into the back of the vehicle. This “helping” was what was captured by the video. Those who have been unfortunate to have run-ins with certain elements of the San Ignacio police say that ill treatment by the police is nothing new. This one however is different as there is supporting video evidence thus forcing the police to launch an investigation into the matter as indicated by Reyes. The accused has since been charged for the drugs found in the knapsack. As we indicated a few weeks ago, that monster known as police abuse and brutality is again showing its ugly head in our community and is undermining the best efforts of police minister Hon. John Saldivar and the police high command under the proven competent leadership of police commissioner, Allen Whylie. # 107 George Price Highway Santa Elena, Cayo District Visit us today and see our wide variety of stoves, beds, chest of drawers, mattresses, refrigerators, LCD TVs, fans, beach cruiser bicycles, dinning tables and so much more.....Come Visit Us This Weekend Tel: 824-3099 Cell: 652-0123 More Guatemalans With Guns, Bullets and Weed From Front Page for 1) Kept firearm without a gun license and Kept Ammunition without gun license for the respective items founds in their possession. They were also jointly charged for Drug Trafficking in connection with the 64.6 grams of weed. They appeared in court before magistrate Dale Cayetano on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, where they pled guilty to all charges. They were sentenced to five years in prison for the gun and ammunition charges and three years on the drug charge. Both sentences are to run alongside each other for a maximum of five years. They have since been transported to the central prison in Hattieville to begin serving jail time.343 ac cattle farm, supporting 200 head, $343k usd 57 ac with house in 2 apts, pool, utils, fenced for sheep $295k usd 106 ac mopan river 367m river frontage $159k usd 181 ac great views, utils, 1.5 mi from san ignacio $199k usd luxury rural rental, furnished, 15 mins from san ignacio, 6 mos min. 668-0749 or 663-6777 668-0749 or 663-6777 668-0749 or 663-6777 668-0749 or 663-6777 668-0749 or 663-6777 We have buyers for farmland, let us know if you have land to sell. All Boxes Of Cereals only $20 Kitchen Supplies, Gardening Tool, Lawn Mowers, Dining set, car accesories, truck & car batteries, clothing, bed sheets, computer printers and so much more Freight Services from the USA to Belize Jose OrellanoMile 65 on the George Price HighwayEsperanza Village, Cayo, Belize C.A.Tel: 824 0484 / 667 7624 US Tel: 254-709-7864Email: All Boxes Of Only $20 Kitchen Supplies, Gardening Tool, Lawn Mowers, Dining set, car accesories, truck & car batteries, clothing, bed sheets, computer printers and so much more


Sunday, June 23, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: Page 3 Resounding Victory Of The UDP In Village Council Elections 2013UNITEDDEMOCRATIC PARTY SECRETARIAT, Belize City, Monday, June 17, 2013: The United Democratic Party (UDP) this week records another set of overwhelming victories at the polls in the sixth and final week of village council elections 2013. On Sunday, June 16, 2013, elections were held in 18 villages in Orange Walk, Cayo and the Belize districts. The UDP was victorious in 17 of the 18 villages will full slates in 15 of them and majority of five and six in the remaining three villages. The remaining village, Ontario in the Cayo South constituency, elected an independent slate. After six weeks of village council elections in 189 villages, UDP Chairpersons were elected in 130 villages while 50 and 9 went to the opposition and independent candidates respectively. The UDP captured an impressive 937 or over 71% of the total 1,317 seats countrywide. The UDP expresses heartfelt thank you to rural voters countrywide for the clear expression of confidence in the leadership of the United Democratic Party. We thank everyone who came out each week and labored to secure repeated victories over the past six weeks. The UDP especially appreciates the peaceful manner in which the elections were conducted and for this we thank everyone who participated in the process. STAR NewspaperPublisher: Nyani K. August Editor: Albert Nigel August Cell: 626-8822 and 626-8841 Get a copy of the latest STAR at Your Favorite Store! ArtÂ’s Mobile Service #54 George Price Ave, Santa Elena, Cayo Tel: 804 2659 or 630 3019* Welding Repair *FabricationCome Visit Us Today & Let Our Team Of Craftsmen Design & Fabricate Anything you LikeAMSWe AMS to PleaseSTAR Newspaper Always Keeping You Tel:626-8822 or 626-8841 Happy Hour Two Beers For $5.00 From Sunday To Thursday 2 PM 7PM2 PM 7 PM2 PM 7 PM Check out our FACEBOOK page: Blue Angels Email:


Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Sunday, June 23, 2013 For Sale By Owner In BelizeBuy or Sell > Homes > Property > Businesseswww.ForSaleByOwnerinBelize.comAlso check out Sell your stuff online. Post almost anything for FREE! Sacred Heart college P.O. Box 163, San Ignacio, Cayo, Phone : (501) 824 2102, 824 2758, Fax : 824 3759Office of the PresidentVACANCY DEAN, SACRED HEART JUNIOR COLLEGE The Board of Governors of Sacred Heart College invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the full-time post of Dean of the Junior College The position is effective immediately. The Dean of the Junior College is the academic and administrative leader immediately responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the Junior College. As such, the Dean is responsible for the development and implementation of such matters relating to curriculum, budget, academic and support staff, and general planning of the Junior College. The Dean works in collaboration and in consultation with the President on Junior College-related matters, and reports to the President. Education and Experience : Applicants should have a minimum of a MasterÂ’s Degree in Education or a related field, and a minimum of 8 years teaching experience within the tertiary system, as well as some administrative experience within the system. Remuneration : Based on qualifications and experience, and in accordance with salary scales approved by the Ministry of Education. Interested persons should send application letters along with an updated resume, and the names and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) of 3 referees. Completed application packages can be dropped off at the College, or emailed to Applications can also be mailed to The Secretary Board of Governors Sacred Heart College Joseph Andrews Drive P.O. Box 163, San Ignacio, Cayo CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: J uly 5, 2013 To the editor from Sharon Matola I believe I speak for many in giving a sincere thank you to your newspaper for printing a response by Mrs. Candy Gonzalez to a letter supposedly written by John Briceno about Fortis activities in Belize. Surprisingly, Mr. Briceno refers to the Chalillo Dam project as being "sustainable" The dam has never provided the energy output it was promised to give to Belize by Fortis and friends.Yet another reminder: Belize, not part of the Caribbean, but a part of the seven nation legion of Central America, has the highest electricity rates in the region. Mr. Briceno's biological accounts of this devastated area are surprising. The scarlet macaws are "not back" A few are trying to hang on in an area which they have called home for generations. Their demise has been predicted by reputable scientists who recognize the reality of a fragmented population of animals under serious threat by human encroachment coupled with habitat loss. Poaching? Why is this a problem? It is a by-product of the "sustainable" Chalillo Dam. Allowing access has made this area accessible to people who are exploiters of our natural resouces. Clearly, this is the legacy left to Belize by the government who approved and promoted Chalillo Dam. Mercury levels in the fishes in the river system affected by the Chalillo Dam are still dangerously high. If there were no danger, then a billboard warning people NOT to eat the fish from this tainted river, would not have been erected on the Cristo Rey Rd. All as a result of the "sustainable" Chalillo Dam. Mr. Briceno voiced concern that his government and Fortis were seen as "deceitful" in their working to see the Chalillo Dam develop. Among other questionable actions, wasn't it deceitful for the fault lines to be actually removed from the EIA by the Government and Fortis? For the record, Mr. Briceno. Your letter, questionable on many levels, is not serving full benefit for Fortis. The Citizens for Local Power have rejected the decision made by the NY Public Service Commission, which has initially approved the take over of Central Hudson Energy by Fortis. They intend to take the issue to further legal address. Does this ring a familiar bell? They claim that the decision made addressed the needs to serve corporate interests as opposed to addressing the needs and concerns of the communities affected by this decision. Thank you, STAR Newspaper. Thank you BELPO. Thank you for bringing, effectively, truth to the people. Application For A Moneylender's CertificateNOTICE I, Frederick Valdez hereby give notice that I have applied to the Magistrate Court sitting at Belmopan on the 14th day of June, 2013 at 9:00 am for a certificate to be granted to me under the moneylenders Act, Chapter 260 of the Laws of Belize to authorize me to carry on business as a moneylender in the name of BEST Pawn Shop at Market Square, Belmopan. Second Publication, Dated, Sunday, June 23, 2013


Sunday, June 23, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: Page 5 CDBÂ’s Basic Needs Trust Fund invests $19.1 Million for poverty alleviation in Belize F rom north to south and east to west of Belize, the Social Investment Fund (S.I.F.) and the Caribbean Development BankÂ’s (C.D.B) Basic Needs Trust Fund (B.N.T.F) continue to implement projects aimed at addressing the basic needs of poor Belizeans. The Government of Belize also provides counterpart funding for projects implemented under the BNTF. The BNTF Program is a regional grant program financed by the C.D.B for poverty reduction infrastructure and livelihood enhancement services. The program has disbursed over $189 million U.S. dollars throughout the region. Ten counties, including Belize, benefit from the current, sixth cycle of finding known as BNTF6. In Belize, the BNTF6 is expected to be completed by the end of this year with 22 projects valued at $6.6 million dollars. The program continues to contribute to the national development of Belize through the provision of social infrastructure, including resource centres, schools, health clinics and access to water, sanitation, drainage and roads. Since January of this year, SIF. completed 9 major projects valued at $4.6 million dollars under the BNTF while many other projects financed under the SIF 2 loan are nearng completion. In the area of water and sanitation, water systems have been upgraded in Bella Vista in the Toledo District and Young Bank Village in the Cayo District. Under this sector, a new water tank and pump house is under construction in Santa Familia Village in the western part of Belize. Meanwhile water expansion is underway in St Mathews and Franks Eddy and Corozalito in the Cayo District The water system for Corozalito, a small community in the outskirts of Succotz Village also in the Cayo District, should become operational in the coming weeks. The water supply is also being expanded in Chan Pine Ridge village in the Orange Walk District The plan is to connect the village to BWSLÂ’s main distribution network in Orange Walk Town. New Santa Familia Village 20,000 gallon tank under construction In the area of Education, a new building was completed at St Edmund Campion RC School in Teakettle village the Cayo Distnct. Further south, the school was rehabilitated and expanded in Silk Grass in the Stann Creek District. In addition a new building is currently under construction at the All Saints Primary School in Belize City. and a new eight classroom building is nearing completion at the Orange Walk Technical High School in the northern part ofthe country. In the area of Economic Infrastructure, the third phase of a $3.0 million drainage project in Trial Farm Village was completed. This project has brought an enormous peace of mind to the residents of Trial Farm since prior to the project they had to constantly evacuate their homes as a result of flooding during the rainy season. A similar project drainage project is also underway in the Buttonwood Bay area of Belize City. Buttonwood Bay is a relatively new area located near the second roundabout in Belize City. The project area has a high demand for proper drainage since it is below sea level and is subject to flooding during the rainy or hurricane season. In the area of Social Services, new multipurpose centres were completed in Renovated Silk Grass Methodist School, Stann Creek Distrct From top to bottom: Drainage project under construction in Buttonwood Bay. Residents of Golden Haven enjoying the comfort of their new home. BNTF scholarship recipients enrolled at Y.E.S San Jose and Guinea Grass villages in the Orange Walk District while the residents of the Golden Haven Home of the Elderly in Hattieville Village now enjoy the comfort of their new home. A new mental health day care centre was also completed in Belize City. In the area of skills training, 10 students of low income families are completing their education at the Youth Enhancement Services in Ladyville while other students are pursuing a vocational career in various vocational institutions throughout Belize. As the BNTF 6 project steams full speed ahead towards completion, the BNTF7 has already been launched. Under this program $12.5 million dollars will be available for projects in the areas of Education, Water and Sanitation and Road Access and drainage. This figure represents an increase of 74% in CDB funding under BNTF for Belize. This means more funds for the poor areas ofthe country, with the poorest areas receiving the most attention. Implementation of projects under BNTF7 will start by the end of this year. All these projects represent the GovernmentÂ’s and the Social Investment FundÂ’s strong commitment to alleviate poverty in Belize with the assistance of our development partners such as the Caribbean Development Bank.


Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Sunday, June 23, 2013 AMS We Are Located at The San Ignacio UNO Service Station on Benque Viejo Rd in San Ignacio CAYO RENTALS Naughty Kids One day, a little girl is sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly notices that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looks at her mother and inquisitively asks, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom? Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white." The little girl thought about this revelation for a while, and then said, "So, Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?" Naughty Kids A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shall not kill." First Grade Discussions A first grader was sitting in class as the teacher was reading the story of the Three Little Pigs. She came to the part of the story where the first pig was trying to acquire building materials for his home. She said "...And so the pig went up to the man with a wheelbarrow full of straw and said Pardon me sir, but might I have some of that straw to build my house with?' Then the teacher asked the class, "And what do you think that man said?" one of the stuedents raised his hand and said "I know! I know!, he said..... 'Holy smokes! A talking pig!'"


Sunday, June 23, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: Page 7 ARIES: March 22 to April 20 You may feel emotionally stuck, Aries. Perhaps you feel your sensitive, loving nature isn't fully appreciated. Today is energetic and lively, but you'd rather sit home and relax. Your best strategy is to do just that. Why is it so hard for some people to see that doing nothing is really doing something relaxing? Don't let anyone talk you into something you don't want to do. Lucky numbers: 25, 44, 73. TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 It feels like you have more emotional armor on, Taurus, which will help you deal with a looming battle. Somewhere in your world a conflict is brewing. It may not be obvious, it may not be large, but it's there. Today you're more prepared to deal with things out in the open. You have a larger arsenal of weapons, and your witty, aggressive banter is at a peak. Lucky numbers: 15, 33, 52. GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 You may feel like your resources are depleted and you want to throw in the towel, Gemini. Don't give up yet. Today may not be the best day of your life, but that doesn't mean you should write everyone off and become a hermit. You may be moodier than usual, but you will snap out of it. You may need to be a bit more adaptable in order to roll with the punches today. Lucky numbers: 04, 58, 90. CANCER: June 22 to July 23 Your energy is running high, Cancer, and you have a great deal of Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers SHOPPERSÂ’ CHOICE Corner Hudson St. San Ignacio Town, Belize C.A. Tel: 8244971 Cell: 610-3503. E-mail: HOT Summer Sale on: Digicell & Smart phones. Kitchen Appliances. Cosmetics. Furniture (wardrobes, kitchen cabinets, bed & matress, chest of drawers, entertainment center. LCD TVÂ’S. Window & Split AC units. washing machine. Refrigerators. Stoves. Bicycles. Motor Cycle. ETC... Receive A Free Gift Whenever you spend $500 Or More With Us!!! 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You feel emotionally strong, Virgo. You have all of your energy available for use. Don't miss this opportunity by feigning a headache and staying at home doing nothing. Instead of analyzing everything and criticizing everyone else's life, look at your own and see what choices you can make right now. Take the best course of action based on the resources you have at your fingertips. Lucky numbers: 46, 12, 74. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Nothing seems to be clicking the way you want, Libra. Your rational mind tells you that things are fine and you have the green light to proceed with your plans. But there's a small voice inside you that's suggesting otherwise. Perhaps you have an inkling that your plan is flawed in some way. Perhaps you're ignoring a certain pain in your heart by keeping it secret when in reality you need to let it out. Lucky numbers: 18, 36, 61. SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 You're emotionally much stronger than usual. You will be surprised at the events, thoughts, and conversations you command with your words, Scorpio. Most of the time, you follow others. You go with the flow. You're laid-back and happy with just about anything. Today, however, you want to take the lead and show others how things should be done. People would be foolish not to follow you today. Lucky numbers: 24, 39, 72. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 While this may be a day when all you want to do is to relax, you may not feel like you can, Sagittarius. A little voice is telling you to work. Perhaps you're inspired to clean out your closet, change the landscaping, or wash your windows. Put these tasks aside. Forced manual labor isn't the way to go today. If you're going to put that much energy into something, put it into having fun.. Lucky numbers: 08, 54, 78. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 This may feel like a day made just for you, Capricorn. You're emotionally strong. You feel like you're able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Tackle all those projects you love but have been too scared to start. You have a great deal of energy and confidence in your favor. You will succeed in almost anything you try, so don't waste this moment by just watching TV. Lucky numbers: 16, 40, 96. AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 Your energy may be a bit scattered, Aquarius. Although your days are jam-packed with activities, you still go to bed every night feeling like you didn't get anything done. It's time to prioritize. Examine all the things you do for others and those you do for yourself. You may be surprised at the imbalance you've created in your world. Use this day to do things for yourself instead of others. Lucky numbers: 06, 48, 64. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Your emotions and actions are well aligned, Pisces, meaning that you're likely to do things that are more in tune with your true beliefs. 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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Sunday, June 23, 2013 First person to Take a picture of the Midas Banner on TV at the Belize Vs USA in Portland on July 9th 2013 and tag us on Facebook gets a Fantastic Prize, A prize will also be given to the picture of the Banner on the biggest TVDual Citizenship Dual Citizenship Dual Citizenship Dual Citizenship Dual Citizenship By: Wellington C. Ramos I came upon an interesting discussion between two Belizean women: Katie Usher and Samiyyah Andrewin about the granting of voting rights to Belizeans who live abroad with dual citizenship. Katie Usher stated that she is against the granting of voting rights to Belizeans with dual citizenship because her mother always reminded her that: No one can serve two masters at the same time. She said that there will be a problem with accountability when it comes to voting. Samiyyah Andrewin responded by telling her that she does not see a problem with it because Belize is granting citizenship to Guatemalans who's country continue to claim Belize and they have more rights and privileges than Belizeans who were born in Belize. Currently, these Guatemalans cannot renounce their citizenship because under Guatemala's laws as long as you were born in Guatemala, you remain a citizen even if you became a citizen of another country. This means that if Guatemala was to go to war with Belize, they can draft, into their armed forces, all those Guatemalan Belizeans who are living in Belize and in so doing they have the advantage of possibly invading Belize from within. Furthermore, these Guatemalan Belizeans can vote, run for office in Belize and even become the Prime Minister of Belize while Belizeans living abroad, who were born in Belize, cannot vote, run for office or represent their country, unless they renounce the other citizenship. When the PUP's were trying to qualify Yolanda Schakron to be their candidate to run for office in Lake Independence, the news media was focusing on her US dual citizenship. I might have been misinformed but my understanding is that Schakron was born in Guatemala. What if she was actually born in Guatemala and then ended up getting elected and one day become the Prime Minister of Belize? She would have been in a position to compromise Belize's sovereignty to her country of birth Guatemala. I am in support of amending the Constitution of Belize to read: ONLY A NATURAL BORN BELIZEAN CITIZEN CAN QUALIFY TO BECOME THE PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE As it is now, any foreign born person can become the Prime Minister of our country. Guatemalans cannot renounce their citizenships and are entitled to all rights and privileges both in Guatemala and in Belize at the same time. Samiyyah went on to say that if there is any loyalty to be questioned it should be that of the Guatemalans and not the loyalty of natural born Belizeans. The moderator raised the question about the background verification process done by Belize into those Guatemalans who were granted Belizean citizenships. Ms Usher was conceding as the debate went on. A public education campaign on this issue would change the position of many Belizeans on this subject. Interestingly, in this debate was the fundamental rights of citizens and the privileges and benefits that come with citizenship were not discussed in the debate. A person who was born in a country is a citizen of that country even if that person decides to become a citizen of another country. This person also has the right to surrender the acquired citizenship and return to his or her country of birth. In the United States of America, and most countries in the world, if a person is granted citizenship, that person must abide by certain requirements to maintain the acquired citizenship. If they break the laws of these countries, the host country can and often times revoke their citizenships. To be eligible for certain rights and privileges, people living in the United States of America and other countries must become citizens. The United States of America is revoking many citizenships and this is why deportation to Belize and other countries have increased over the years. For those Belizeans living in the United States of America who continue to boast and say; “ I noh have to worry bout Belize I live yah da America, mek deh tek care ah themselves" I say to these persons: be cautious with your statements because if you were to be deported from the United States after they revoke your citizenship, you will end up right back in Belize with your family and friends and the experience will not be nice. Some Belizeans resent Belizean family members who migrated from Belize for many years detached themselves from their families and on deportation they return to Belize flat broke. Belizeans migrated to the United States and other countries to improve their economic conditions and to join relatives and friends in the United States of America. If the economic conditions in Belize were better, probably most Belizeans would not have migrated to the United States and abroad. Ms Usher spoke about accountability when it comes to voting in Belize. This is an issue that I have witnessed and written about. There is the need for the institution of campaign finance laws. Many poor black Belizeans Creoles and Garifuna are, on election day, paid to vote by the very same small families and ethnic groups who control the economy and the political system in our country. After some of these politicians are elected, they totally abandon our people and then share the wealth of our country with their families, friends and cronies. As a historian I must warn our country that most revolutions in the world occurred because of the division and the widening gap between the rich and the poor. Belize must therefore seek to resolve this problem in order to decrease the risk of this happening in our country. Crime in Belize has been on the rise for several years now. Studies have shown that there is a relationship between crime and poverty. Belizeans with dual citizenship deserve and are entitled to enjoy all the fundamental rights and freedoms of being a citizenship of Belize despite the fact that they opted to become citizens of the United States of America and other countries. The rights and privileges of Belizean citizenship should not be debated but rather it should be granted. Let us encourage our government and political parties to come together and to approve the granting of the fundamental rights and freedoms to our people given that we are all citizens of Belize whether we live at home; whether we live in the United States of America or anywhere else in the world. Share Your Concerns With Us; E:mail us at or call us at 626-8822 or 626-8841


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Sunday, June 23, 2013 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Email: Page 11 BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameCaye Caulker 772 0433673 6916/06/2013 Wayne Miller Chairperson 303 Elected Mineli Y oung Chairperson 235 Marcial Alamina Chairperson 29 Cresencio E. Arceo Chairperson 109 Phillip Guizar Chairperson 53 Enelda Rosado Member 414 Elected Tracie Young Member 315 Elected Julian Rosado Member 298 Elected Ilda Marin Member 270 Elected Ralph Humes Member 258 Elected Raul Young Member 243 Elected Eugenia Heredia Member218 Fernando Sosa Member202 Oscar Delgado Member164 Cary Canto Member203 Veronica Young Member211 Ricardo Alcala Member122 Charles Young Member98 Stephanie ArceMember108 Carlos Arce Member87 Arturo A. Cartagena Member99 Harry Young Member82 Vanessa Smith Member212 BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameBermuda Landing 16/06/2013 Sean Nicholas Chairperson Uncontested Jesse Young Member Uncontested Dean Young Member Uncontested Joan Castillo Member Uncontested Geraldine Joseph Member Uncontested Renee Joseph Member Uncontested Nadia Bood Member UncontestedBELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameFlowers Bank 16/06/2013 Clinton Rhaburn Chairperson Uncontested Dorla Rhaburn Member Uncontested Shedrack Hendy Member Uncontested Vetaline Mitchell Member Uncontested Diane Baldwin Member Uncontested Sharon Robinson Member Uncontested Irene Rhaburn Member UncontestedBELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameScotland Halfmoon 16/06/2013 74 43542Marvin A. Pook Chairperson 44 Elected Emmanuel O. Dawson Chairperson 26 Noah J. Vasquez Member 56 El ected Wain Moody Member 63 El ected Rosita McFadzean Member 57 El ected Anne M. Ortiz Pook Member 50 El ected Raquel Burgess Member 50 El ected Derrick Lodge Member 55 El ected Olivia O. Rhaburn Member 21 BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameLadyville 990 3515445 4716/06/2013 Albert Magdaleno Chairperson567 Elected Reginald Williams Chairperson14 Clive Hyde Chairperson50 Froyla Elda Tzalam Chairperson308 Shanine Martinez Member 536 Elected Raymond Usher Member 568 Elected Emroy Castillo Member 541 Elected Fiona Rivero Member 539 Elected Sarita Gill Member 543 Elected Michael Ortiz Member 537 Elected Lindsay Garbutt Member352 Martha Humes Member361 Khalid El-amin Member387 Taneshia Gabourel Member353 Michael Flowers Member338 David Mccullock Member343BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameWillows Bank 16/06/2013 Daphne McFadzean Chairperson Uncontested Carolyn August Member Uncontested Dorian Gabb Member Uncontested Natalie Palacio Member Uncontested Jo Ellen McFadzean Member Uncontested Dwight Gabb Member Uncontested Derrick McFadzean Member Uncontested BELIZE DISTRICTElection Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameLemonal 16/06/2013 46 71844 Rodney Banner Chairperson 26 Elected Frederick Reynolds Chairperson 13 Olive Banner Member 28 Elected Dawn Banner Member 29 Elected Maggie Perez Member 27 Elected Gloria Banner Member 27 Elected Denfield Bull Member 27 Elected Kenroy Reynolds Member 26 Elected John Anthony Member 16BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameRancho Dolores 16/06/2013 Lin Smith Chairperson Uncontested Julia Pook Member Uncontested Rosalind Joseph Member Uncontested Daria Thompson Member Uncontested Tanisha Pook Member Uncontested Micha Villanueva Member U ncontested Roman Pott Member Uncontested Belize Elections and Boundaries Department Official Results of the June 9th Village Council Elections BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSt. Pauls Bank 81 21406 116/06/2013 Clifton S. Neal Chairperson 32 Elected Rupert R. Batty Chairperson 18 Germaine D. Thompson Chairperson 30 Justin C. Revers Member 47 Elected Trecia L. Casasola Member 36 Elected Eddison D. Cassasola Member 37 Elected Leticia L. Fermin Member 32 Elected Glenroy G. Fermin Member 32 Elected Ellis J. Gray Member 31 Elected Olga Martinez Member 20 Rupert H. Ledlon Member 28 Valda Batty Member 17 Evette A. Joseph Member 24 Pamela S. Fermin Member 24 Jaquelin P. Casasola Member 30 Denise M. Casasola Member 29 Kitdalia S. Casasola Member 18 Please Turn To Page 12 BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameIsabella Bank 16/06/2013 Dudley Hendy Chairperson 24 Elected Frederick Guy Chairperson 6 Loretta Hendy Member Uncontested Melanie Revers Member Uncontested Jonathan Madrill Jr. Member Uncontested Giselle Banner Member Uncontested Marcia Banner Member Uncontested Orlando Salas Member Uncontested 30 BELIZE DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameDouble Head Cabbage 16/06/2013 Winford Broaster Chairperson Uncontested Eldon Logan Member Uncontested Terrence Flowers Member Uncontested Tanesha Banner Member Uncontested Kene Broaster Member Uncontested Ethel Garcia Member Uncontested Richard McCullock Member Uncontested


Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Sunday, June 23, 2013 Belize Elections and Boundaries Department Official Results of the June 9th Village Council Elections From Page 11 ORANGE WALK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSan Carlos 16/06/2013 70 Thomas Reyes Chairperson41 Elected Cristino Perez Chairperson29 Yony R. Melchor Member Uncontested Artemio A. Santos Member Uncontested Walter O. Hernandez Member Uncontested Jose M. Monjes Member Uncontested Julio Perez Member Uncontested Maritza F. Perez Member UncontestedORANGE WALK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameIndian Church 125 110590 1316/06/2013 Mauricio Aguilar Chairperson71 Elected Ruben Arevalo Chairperson44 Martha Alvarez Member66 Elected Daisy Corado Member64 Elected Noel V asquez Member64 Elected Federico Yanes Member71 Elected Francisco Arevalo Member69 Elected Manuelita Murrillos Member44 Elected Karen E. Gonzalez Member40 Jorge E. Ruano Member38 Vilma Yanes Member39 Mario Zepeda Member43 Gabino Cau Member39CAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameGeorge ville 423 582359 1216/06/2013 Rosetta Williams Chairperson231 Elected David Mcdougall Chairperson184 William R. Tate Member 244 Elected Kenroy Myvett Member 239 Elected Sherry Bennett Member 227 Elected Ernest Young Member229 Elected Glen Tucker Member 235 Elected Wilbert Vasquez Member 232 Elected William Jones Member176 Francine Vasquez Member155 Myrtle Jones Member143 Melvin Jones Member154 Albert Pandy Member162 Elsworth Vasquez Member151 ORANGE WALK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameTower Hill 16/06/2013 Joel Armstrong Chairperson Uncontested Eleanor Briceno Member Uncontested Virginia Bradley Member Uncontested Angel Vasquez Member Uncontested Dionicio Alonzo Sr. Member Uncontested Eric Martinez Member Uncontested Oscar Vasquez Member UncontestedCAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameOntario 347 081861 1016/06/2013 Bernard Lemott Chairperson158 Elected Laura Garcia Chairperson76 Edward Arthurs Chairperson105 Herman Morales Member 146 Elected Jason Middleton Member 133 Elected Walter Milian Member 120 Elected Arlene Brown Member 124 Elected Juan Martinez Member 124 Elected Patricia Peterson Member 116 Elected Lucas Middleton Member103 Reina Cornelio Member108 Robert Arthurs Member97 Angela Gongora Member110 Orlando Gongora Member103 Albert Rhaburn Member99 Melvin E. Martinez Member86 Cilbia Martinez Ramirez Member82 Ermelinda M. Gongora Member68 Merlin S. Pineda Member90 Paul P. Usher Member75 Rolando Revolorio Member67 ORANGE WALK DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameSan Estevan 16/06/2013 Elmer Jose Flores Chairperson Uncontested Arcelia Rodriguez Member Uncontested Maritza Patt Member Uncontested Zair Osorio Member Uncontested Juan M. Gutierrez Member Uncontested Kamelia Cansino Member UncontestedCAYO DISTRICT Election Date Village Position No. of Votes Received Remarks Total Votes Polled Spoilt Votes Rejected Votes Candidates NameEl Progresso 268 0111486 1316/06/2013 Carlos Monterozo Chairperson130 Elected Moses Waight Chairperson127 Celia I. Chan Member 128 Elected Juan P. Lara Member 127 Elected Julian Mai Member 126 Elected Hugo I. Ruano Member 124 Elected Antonio A. Madrid Member 123 Elected Miguel A. Figueroa Member 123 Elected Carlos R. 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Level of A ward The Scholarship award is limited to a Bachelor’s Degree Programme and is applicable for a maximum of two (2 ) consecutive aca demic years (or 5 semesters) of study in so far as students remains in good standing for the duration of the program. Coverage of the A ward The Scholarship will cover tuition cost for the duration of the Programme (provided by SCU), and a maximum of $10,000.00 BZD pe r annum by the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture towards living expenses, payable to SCU. All other related study expenses including airfare and matriculation costs will NOT be covered under the scholarship award. Eligibility 1. Applicant must be a citizen of Belize. 2. Applicant must gain acceptance into the respective Faculty of the Santa Clara University. 3. Consideration will be given to those courses of study that are among the following national priorities, which are not listed in order of preference. a. Agricultural Economics b. Agricultural Marketing/Trade c. Human Resource Management d. Economics e. Finance f. Labor and Employment Relations g. Hospital Management h. Psychiatry i. Physical Therapy j. Speech Therapy k. Geology l. Petroleum Geo-science m. Petroleum/Environmental/ Chemical/Civil/Electrical/ Electronic or Mechanical Engineering Other Conditions of the Scholarship Award Each scholarship recipient will be required to return to Belize whenever he/she successfully completes his/her course of study and to serve the Government of Belize (or with the permission of the Government of Belize, serve in the private sector in his profession or call ing) for a period of three years commencing from the date of employment in Belize. Applicants will be required to sign a Bond Agreement with the Government of Belize in this respect. The scholarship is normally for the duration of the program of studies and requires that the scholarship holder maintain a B gr ade at the University where he/she is enrolled. Application Packages Applications packages can be downloaded and printed from Packages are also available at the Ministry of Education in Belmopan and District Education offices countrywide. The application package must be prepared and hand-delivered no later than July 19, 2013 to: Director of Tertiary and Post Secondary Education Services Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports West Block Building, Third Floor Room 10 Belmopan City


Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 626-8841 & 804-4900 Sunday, June 23, 2013 The following vacancies exist at Sacred Heart College for the upcoming school year: JUNIOR COLLEGE One FULLTIME Theology/Philosophy Instructor One FULLTIME Business Instructor One TEMPORARY English Teacher (2 years) One Full time Anthropology/History Lecturer Applicants for the above positions should have a minimum of a B. Sc. or a B. A. in the discipline but graduate degrees would be an advantage, as well as teaching experience at the tertiary level and experience in the field. HIGH SCHOOL One TEMPORARY Accounting Teacher (Sept.-Nov.) Applicants must have a B.Sc. in the Business, Business Education or Accounting, a valid teacher’s license. Teaching experience would be an advantage. Remuneration is commensurate with MOE approved salary scales. Successful applicants should have a Teacher’s License. Application packages should include the following: a signed letter of application, a resume, a notarized copy of a university diploma showing the highest earned degree, certified or official university transcript(s), and two named referees with contact information. Completed application packages can be dropped off at the College, or emailed to Applications can also be mailed to The Secretary Board of Governors Sacred Heart College Jospeh Andrews Drive P.O. Box 163, San Ignacio, Cayo APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 6, 2013Office of the President Sacred Heart college P.O. Box 163, San Ignacio, Cayo, Phone : (501) 824 2102, 824 2758, Fax : 824 3759 EBD/PUB/1/06/2013(1) June 19th 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Elections and Boundaries Department hereby informs electors that in accordance with the Representation of the People Act, Chapter 9 Part V section 59(1), “transfers from one divisional register to another divisional register” commences on July 1st 2013 until August 31st 2013. The purpose of this annual activity (exercise) is to allow those persons who have relocated from one Electoral Division to another who may wish to transfer their registration into that new division. To facilitate the process, electors are encouraged to bring along their Voters Identification Card or any other picture identification such as: “Passport, Social Security Card or a Driver’s License” and ‘a utility bill’ in the elector’s name to assist the offices in the verification of addresses given. Signed: Francisco G. Zuniga FOR CHIEF ELECTIONS OFFICER Elections & Boundaries Department Elections & Boundaries Department Elections & Boundaries Department Elections & Boundaries Department Elections & Boundaries Department Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Charles Bartlett Hyde Building Mahogany Street Extension Mahogany Street Extension Mahogany Street Extension Mahogany Street Extension Mahogany Street Extension P. O. Box 913, Belize City P. O. Box 913, Belize City P. O. Box 913, Belize City P. O. Box 913, Belize City P. O. Box 913, Belize City Telephone: 501-222-4992/4042 Fax: 501-222-4991 Email: Website: www .bz Local Tour Guides Receive International Certification We at Calypso Train Tours are pleased to announce that tour guides Deland Gongora and Leticia Magana are the first to graduate from the Tour Guide Excellence Program, offered by Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence. The Tour Guide Excellence Program is an international certification program designed specifically to train Tour Guides in the cruise industry around the world. Calypso Train Tours provides Belize City tours by open-air trolley train to visiting cruise ship passengers. “Providing international training promotes our Guides to deliver a new level of tour excellence,” says Calypso Train Tours Managing Director Denise Ockey “We are always thrilled when Tour Operators and Guides enroll in our Tour Guide Excellence program,” says Aquila President Beth Kelly Hatt “In the cruise industry, the commitment of tour guides to earn their international certification is seen as a strong sign of a tour operator’s commitment to a standard of excellence in shore excursion offerings.” Recognizing that Tour Guides are the single most important factor in the cruise guest experience, the Tour Guide Excellence program gives Tour Guides the opportunity to achieve International Certification in recognition of their qualifications and level of excellence. The primary objective of this program is for participants to learn exactly what makes an excellent Tour Guide and the skills to turn that knowledge into a practical reality when guiding cruise shore excursions. There are now internationally certified Tour Guides in more than 14 countries, including Panama, Cozumel, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, St Maarten and Dominican Republic, to name a few. Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence’s certifications and designations are endorsed by the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). Through Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence, these offerings include training programs in the areas of Tour Operator Excellence, Tour Guide Excellence, and Port Excellence, all designed to help the key players in cruise destinations around the world achieve excellence in their ports, tours, guides and businesses. The Tour Guide Excellence training program is an online course, followed by a full assessment which includes a written exam and a video component. 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