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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 1 *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*STARSTAR*STAR*STAR*STAR*STAR FF FF F or your building needs, large or small or your building needs, large or small or your building needs, large or small or your building needs, large or small or your building needs, large or small Knowledgeable of native building styles—mud and daub, adobe Knowledgeable of native building styles—mud and daub, adobe Knowledgeable of native building styles—mud and daub, adobe Knowledgeable of native building styles—mud and daub, adobe Knowledgeable of native building styles—mud and daub, adobe Unique designs—treehouses, Colonial style houses Unique designs—treehouses, Colonial style houses Unique designs—treehouses, Colonial style houses Unique designs—treehouses, Colonial style houses Unique designs—treehouses, Colonial style houses WW WW W e build according to your budget e build according to your budget e build according to your budget e build according to your budget e build according to your budget Contact Mary Cariddi at 652-6403 Email: cariddiconstructionbelize@gmail.com nn rr Cariddi construction, over 40 years experience building in Belize Cariddi construction, over 40 years experience building in Belize Cariddi construction, over 40 years experience building in Belize Cariddi construction, over 40 years experience building in Belize Cariddi construction, over 40 years experience building in Belize We do designs, plans, building authority permits and PUC approvals (Public We do designs, plans, building authority permits and PUC approvals (Public We do designs, plans, building authority permits and PUC approvals (Public We do designs, plans, building authority permits and PUC approvals (Public We do designs, plans, building authority permits and PUC approvals (Public Utilities Commission) as well as all your construction needs. Utilities Commission) as well as all your construction needs. Utilities Commission) as well as all your construction needs. Utilities Commission) as well as all your construction needs. Utilities Commission) as well as all your construction needs. No. 434 Sunday, April 5, 2015 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* Bernard Clings To Life SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Saturday , 18 Mar ch, 2015: A San Ignacio resident is tonight clinging to life at theKarl Heusner MemorialHospital after he was hit by avehicle that did not stop. Fifty year old Bernard McLaren , known as the bread and bun man, is a self-employedfather of three children. McLarenhad just visited his kids andwas heading home when hewas hit by a white vehicle. Thedriver did not stop to renderassistance. The incident happened a littlebefore 9:00 Saturday night when Bernard McLaren, 50 Continues On P ag e 1 9 Continues On P ag e 1 9 Link Up Bar Burglarized SANT A ELENA, Cayo, W ednesday , 25 Mar ch, 2015: On W ednesday a Santa Elena business woman reported that herestablishment was burglarized. Owner of Link Up Bar , Ruby Sabala , reported to the San Ignacio police that her saidestablishment was burglarizedon T uesday 24 March. She said that about 12:00pm on that same day shereceived a call from theowner of the building that theback door of the establishmentwas opened. Knowing that she had properlysecured her establishment, shequickly when to take a look. Upon arrival she noted that thelock was broken off the frontdoor and they exited through theback door . She immediately made checks Leroy Richards, 28 around and immediately noticedthat her TCL television wasmissing along with some Liquorand Beers all at a value of$3,726.00. Police conducted aninvestigation where on Thursday , 26 March, 2015, at around1 1:30am, police executed a search at Sansorez Apartment Have a Hap Have a Hap Have a Hap Have a Hap Have a Hap pp pp p yy yy y Easter!!!! Easter!!!! Easter!!!! Easter!!!! Easter!!!!

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Page 2 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, April 5, 2015 Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ Hode’ s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T s Place, where T aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and aste, Quality and Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Comfort makes the difference!! Savannah Ar ea, San Ignacio T own, Cayo T elephone: 804-2522 Free Delivery within town limits. HODE’S PLACE W e offer d el iciousl y pr epar ed food in an amazing l y r el ax ed at mospher e. W e al so cat er for l ar g e or small gr oups . Wishing All Wishing All Wishing All Wishing All Wishing All our Customers our Customers our Customers our Customers our Customers a Hap a Hap a Hap a Hap a Hap p p p p p y and y and y and y and y and S S S S S afe afe afe afe afe Easter!! Easter!! Easter!! Easter!! Easter!! CELL: 610-3503 or 627-9966 TEL: 824-4971 Mega Sale Mega Easter Sale!!!! Come shop with us and get Easter discount plus a free gift W e sell: Phones, Laptops, T ablets, Kitchen Appliances, Cosmetics, Shoes, Sandals, Furnitur e, LCD TV’S, Air Conditioning Units, W ashing Machines, S toves, Refrigerators, Bicycles, Motor cycles, and so much more! Getting the best price guranteed! SHOPPERS’ CHOICE SHOPPERS’ CHOICE SHOPPERS’ CHOICE SHOPPERS’ CHOICE SHOPPERS’ CHOICE MEGA SALE MEGA SALE!!! For this entire Easter Season only at Shopper ’ s Choice! Also r emember to follow us on Facebook.. Receive A FREE Gift For Every $500 Or Mor e Y ou Spend With Us. W ester n Har dw are has all y our Plumbing , Electrical & Construction supplies under one roof at reasonable prices. Ask for what you do not see, we can find those hard to get items. Why travel out of town to buy your supplies when W ester n Har dw are can sa tisfy all y our Plumbing, Electircal & Construction Needs. New Tires F or Sale W e ar e your One S top Shop!! So V isit us today!!!! “Y our One S top Construction & Home Improvement Shop” Phone: 824-2572/3494 Fax: 8243240 E-mail: westernhardware@hotmail.com 54 Burns A venue, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize C.A W e of f er the best in Pr of essional Building Maintenance Ser vices Have a Hap Have a Hap Have a Hap Have a Hap Have a Hap p p p p p y Easter!!! y Easter!!! y Easter!!! y Easter!!! y Easter!!! Belize City , Mar ch 23, 2015: The office of the Special Envoy forW omen and Children has partnered with the Inter-American DevelopmentBank (IDB) to produce animated videos from the My Body is Precious“good touch, bad touch” book in the Garifuna, Maya and Englishlanguages. This initiative was born out of thebelief that all children have the rightto get information in a way that theyunderstand and the realization thatthere are communities, primarily insouthern Belize where Garifunaand Maya are the most commonlyspoken languages. These are alsolanguages that are rarely used in W ednesday , March 25th, 2015 at 10:00am at the Bliss Center inBelize City with over 500students from the aforementionedschools in attendance. After the launch, links to view anddownload the videos will beavailable on the Special EnvoyBelize Facebook Page. Launch Of My BodyIs Pr ecious Animations Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t Be A Be A Be A Be A Be A Litter Litter Litter Litter Litter Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! written form. Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow is proud to be able to extend her advocacy efforts forchild abuse prevention to thesecommunities where the children andtheir families may not speak or fullyunderstand English. The Maya and Garifuna versions ofthe book were recorded with the partsof Dee Dee, Lisa and Alex being read by students from Kuxlin HaGovernment School and GulisiCommunity Primary Schoolrespectively . The animation was also produced in English, featuringstudents from Garden City PrimarySchool. The animations will be launched on

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 3 Everyone has a recipe they love. Belizeans love their hotcross buns as much as thenext person, and the favoriteway to eat them is slatheredwith happy cow cheese,dripping in butter or simplydunked in a nice mug ofcoffee to start the Easterweekend right. Here is a recipe to test outyour baking skills!! Hot Cross Bun Recipe Ingredients: Dry * 3lbs flour * 2 packs of yeast * Spice seeds * Raisins * ½ lb shortening * 1 cup brown sugar W et * Lukewarm coconut milk * V anilla (about 1 tablespoon) * Essence of your choice Preparation Method: Add flour , yeast, spice seeds, raisins into a mixingbowl Add in the ½ lb of shortening, followed by 1 cupof brown sugar . Mix everything together untilincorporated. Pour in the lukewarmcoconut milk – just until thedough starts coming togethersmoothly . Y ou don’ t want too much milk to make the doughwet and sticky , or too little milk that will make the dough stiffand dry . While kneading the dough,add in vanilla and whateveressence you have chosen and Mmmm... Hot Cross Buns Recipe Mmmm... Hot Cross Buns Recipe Mmmm... Hot Cross Buns Recipe Mmmm... Hot Cross Buns Recipe Mmmm... Hot Cross Buns Recipe knead well. Continue kneading untildough is smooth and pliable. Roll dough off into mediumsized balls and set them on abaking sheet. From the excess dough, cut2 thin strips and make a crossacross each bun. Let the dough balls rise –about 20 minutes. When the dough has risen,place baking sheet intooven at 375 o F and let bake for 20-25 minutes. Hot cross buns aretraditionally enjoyed withfried fish, but can also beeaten as a snack with jam,jellies, cheese or plain withsome hot coffee.

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Page 4 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, April 5, 2015 Friday night, the clash of two of thepower houses in the league,complemented by the in-districtrivalry took center stage at theSacred Heart College Auditorium in San Ignacio T own on Friday 20 March, 2015, as the undefeatedCayo W estern Ballaz (7-0) played host to the Belmopan Red T aigaz (5-2). The stage was set from theintroduction of the players, as thevisiting Belmopan fans came in fullforce, matching the noise, intensity andfan fare of the home team. The game'sintensity peaked from tip off, and thebiggest lead in the entire game was 6points, as both teams demonstrateda high level of concentration, greatdefense and limited mistakes. W ith 19 seconds remaining in the game, Belmopan Red T aigaz had a 60 59 lead, when Richard Tr oyer missed a three point attempt, andJar ell V elasquez secured the rebound and was fouled. JarellV elasquez bricked both free throws, as Richard T royer drove the length of the court to dish the ball to Giovanni Lennan who had a layup, with 9 Blazing Battle Of The Two Western Teams Blazing Battle Of The Two Western Teams Blazing Battle Of The Two Western Teams Blazing Battle Of The Two Western Teams Blazing Battle Of The Two Western Teams seconds remaining on the clock andthe home team clinging to a 1 pointlead. Belmopan was unable toconvert on the final possession,giving Cayo W estern Ballaz the narrow 61 60 nail biter victory . Cayo was led by Richard T royer who finished the night with adouble-double of 17 points and 1 1 rebounds while dishing out 5 assists, while Kurt "Chengo" Burgess also finished the night with a double-double of 1 1 points and 14 boards. Giovanni Lennan and Akeem W atters scored 1 1 and 9 points respectively , while Keith Acosta chipped in with 8 points. Belmopan Red T aigaz was lead by last season's MVP , Farr on Louriano who had a huge double-double withgame highs in points and rebounds,as he tallied 19 points and ripped 18boards. T err el Eskridge also had a huge night with 19 points, 6 reboundsand 4 assists, but no one else fromthe visiting team was able to mustermore than 5 points to assist with thescoring load. On Friday night, the undefeated Cayo W estern Ballaz (7-0) will take their unbeaten streak on the road asthey take on Belize Y ellow Pages Hurricanes (3-4) at the BelizeElementary Gym in Belize City , where the Hurricanes have not loss ahome game as yet.Contributed by: Karim Juan Team standings after Round 1 Team standings after Round 1 Team standings after Round 1 Team standings after Round 1 Team standings after Round 1   T eam GP W L Pts. 1 Cayo W estern Ballaz 7 7 0 21 2 Belmopan Red T aigaz 7 5 2 17 3 San Pedro T iger Sharks ** 6 5 1 16 4 Belize Hurricanes 7 3 4 13 5 Dangriga W arriors 7 3 4 13 6 Orange W alk Running Rebels 7 2 5 1 1 7 Belize City No Limit ** 6 2 4 10 8 T oledo Diplomats 7 0 7 6 GPGames Played, W W on, L Loss and Pts. Points ** Game undecided between San Pedro Tiger Sharks and BelizeCity No Limit Gooooooooo...... Cayo Western Ballaz Win.... Win.... Win....

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 5 FOR RENT FOR RENT FOR RENT FOR RENT FOR RENT · Air conditioned· Fenced· Two bedrooms· 1 stove· 1 dining set· One couch set· Hot and cold water· Lawn maintained· Residentialneighbourhood · Close to main transportation routes and stores Call: 601-9551 for more information Apartments in San Ignacio Apartments in San Ignacio Apartments in San Ignacio Apartments in San Ignacio Apartments in San Ignacio Call 621-4038 E-Mail: page1belize@gmail.com Pine Lumber Company has a vacancy to fill at our Main Outlet inGeorgeville, Cayo District. 1. Accounts Payables/Inventory Clerk Responsibilities: 1. Acc oun t s P ay able/In v en t or y Clerk -R ec or d and dis pat ch daily use of parts & fuel, local purchasing and monthlyreconciliation of accounts payables. Requirements: · Male or female with minimum qualifications of an AssociateDegree. · Experience in Quick Books Inventory&parts knowledge wouldbe an asset. Poses a valid drivers’ license. · Fluent in English & Spanish Language · Microsoft Office · Salary based on experience. K ind ly submit applic a tions, a phot o ID along with 2 r ecen t job references to our Georgeville office no later March 27 th or email at admin@pinelumberbelize.com V V V V V AC AC AC AC AC ANC ANC ANC ANC ANC Y Y Y Y Y Pine Lumber Company-A Cut Above the Rest!!! Everything In The Everything In The Everything In The Everything In The Everything In The Universe Has Rhythm, Universe Has Rhythm, Universe Has Rhythm, Universe Has Rhythm, Universe Has Rhythm, Everything Dances. Everything Dances. Everything Dances. Everything Dances. Everything Dances.

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Page 6 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, April 5, 2015 You never know how Strong You never know how Strong You never know how Strong You never know how Strong You never know how Strong you are until being Strong is you are until being Strong is you are until being Strong is you are until being Strong is you are until being Strong is the only choice You have. the only choice You have. the only choice You have. the only choice You have. the only choice You have. -Bob -Bob -Bob -Bob -Bob Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar ley ley ley ley ley BY : Thomas Pujol Contributed by: Janice Swift “Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on yourholy mountain? … [The one] whokeeps an oath even when ithurts…” Psalm 15:1,4 One of the biggest challenges ofbeing a Christian in modern, westernculture is that there are 100 seeminglyinnocuous choices everyday in whichwe can express faith in the true God,or a counterfeit. Some of these decisions arecomplicated, and involve mining thedepths of our motivations and sinfultendencies. Some are much easier , or at least simpler . I have seen many young adults humming and hawingover a decision of whether to followthrough on a commitment or not,because of its cost. Perhaps we seeour commitment as negligible sincewe over looked certain details, or weforgot how things would preciselylook when it came time to followthrough. As Christians, we are to reflect Christ, and one of the things that God What Disciples Do emphasizes about Himself more thananything is that He is a God whokeeps His promises. And don’ t think that it was easy for Christ to keep Hispromise because He knew what itwould cost Him. Remember the dropsof blood in the garden? Rememberthat carrying through in a commitmentthat had unforeseen challenges in itdemonstrates your trust in Godseeing you through these challenges.There are times to apologize andadmit your failure when youcommitted to something unhealthy ordamaging in some way . However , we need to consider the beauty ofChrist’ s faithfulness in keeping His promises, what it would have meantfor us if He backed out because itbecame too hard, and seek to followin His footsteps. …After all, isn’t that what a discipledoes? Father , Thank Y ou for being 100% faithful in all of Y our promises, so that we can trust all Y our breathtaking promises for the future. Please helpus to image Y ou in our commitments to each other , whether big or small. BY : Rick W arr en Contributed by: Janice Swift “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begottenSon, that whosoever believeth inhim should not perish, but haveeverlasting life.” (John 3:16 KJV) God doesn’t want you to doubtyour salvation. He doesn’t want youto worry about it. He doesn’t wantyou to fear being without it. Hedoesn’t want you to wonder whetheryou’ll be in Heaven with him. God wants you to settle the issue.T o do that, you’ve got to get back to the basics. All great coaches focused on the basics. They never assumedanyone knew the basics. JohnW ooden always started training camp by teaching his players the correctway to put on their socks! V ince Lombardi started his training campsby famously telling his players, “This is a football.” The basics matter . If we were going to get back to the basics aboutJesus, we’d go back to John 3:16:“For God so loved the world, thathe gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in him Get Back to the Basics should not perish, but have ever-lasting life” (KJV). Y ou could summarize the entire Bible in that one verse. It’ s the Good News in a verse. In fact, the very structure of theverse points to the Gospel. The verseis 25 words long. The middle word,the 13th word, is the word “Son.” That’ s Jesus. The first 12 words are all about God — ”God so loved the world, that he gave his onlybegotten.” The last 12 words are all about you and me — “That whosoever believeth in himshould not perish, but haveeverlasting life.” That is a picture of the Gospel. The Bible says thatGod’ s on one side, mankind is on the other , and Jesus Christ came to Earth to bring them together . He’ s the bridge over troubled waters. He’ s the mediator between God and man.Jesus came to bring God and ustogether . That’ s the basics of the Gospel. That’ s the most important message in the history of the world. God sent hisSon to Earth to bridge the gapbetween you and him. BY : Holley Ger th Contributed by: Janice Swift Here’ s the reality: I’ve yet to meet a woman who doesn’t struggle withthe pressure to be perfect. Even theones who seem to have it all together . Maybe especially those who seem tohave it all together . I’ve personally wrestled with theneed to be “perfect” most of my life. The struggle began in my teenageyears when I realized there wereexpectations to be met in everyarea of my life—school, socialrelationships, and even spirituality . I learned to hold my true emotionsinside and perform so that I would beaccepted. On one particular day my boyfriendbroke up with me, and I feltdevastated. But I walked into my nextclass with a forced smile. Fortunately , someone loved me enough not to letme get away with it. A friend took me by the shoulders, looked straight atme, and said, “Holley , stop faking it.” Although I made some progress, I never really figured out how to stoptrying so hard in high school. By thetime I graduated, I had come tobelieve I could never live up to thestandards and expectations. So whenI went to college, I took a chain sawto the pedestal I’d been placed onand completely rebelled. I madepoor choices and ended upmiserable. Then I truly felt trapped. Ididn’t want to be perfect, but I alsoknew my destructive way of living hadto stop. Nothing Can S top God’ s Love for Y ou God began relentlessly pursuing myheart in that in-between place betweenlaw and grace. He sent people intomy life who accepted me in all mybrokenness. He caught me when I fell.He revealed the legalism and liesthat had led me to this cage ofdesperation. I learned—or perhapsrelearned—that walking with Jesus isalways first and foremost about arelationship. My heart had begun toheal. Then I got married and began acareer . In my midtwenties my husband and I decided to start afamily . Only it didn’ t turn out the way we planned. Y ears of infertility and loss led me to struggledesperately for control of my life. Ithought if I could just do everythingright, then surely God would give mewhat I wanted. But he didn’t. I fellinto depression, and he met meagain in that place. He showed meonce more how hard I’d been tryingto keep it all together . And in that season, I learned how love couldhold me together even when my worldfell apart. God has continued to peel backlayers of perfectionism in my life bitby bit. He’ s restored me in more ways than I even knew I needed, andhe continues to do so. And he’ s given me a passion for seeing other womenget free too. Sharing our stories can be the firststep in healing. Scripture says,“W e over come by the blood of the Lamb and the word of ourtestimony .” W e ar e located of f Joseph Andr ews Drive, near the Falcon Field in San Ignacio T own. Call us at 824-2076 or 610-0408. E-mail: cleanmasterbz@yahoo.com W ash, V accum, Armoral & Engine W ash As W ell As Pr essur e W ashing Outside of Houses Wishing you a Hap Wishing you a Hap Wishing you a Hap Wishing you a Hap Wishing you a Hap pp pp p y and S y and S y and S y and S y and S afe afe afe afe afe Easter!!! Easter!!! Easter!!! Easter!!! Easter!!!

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 7 W ith more than 80 per cent of Belizeans professing Christianity , Easter is the single longest public andBank Holiday – from Good Fridaythrough Easter Monday . This is a 4 day holiday when residents flee toneighboring Cancun, Playa DelCarmen and Chetumal in Mexico, ortake to the local beaches, river ornearest bathing pool. Schools areclosed for a full week starting fromthe Monday before the Easterweekend. Government, publicutilities and banks shut down atmidday on Holy Thursday , for four and a half days making this one ofthe slowest periods for commerce.The weather is usually very hot, butat times a straggling cold front movesin over the Y ucatan Peninsula bringing in clouds and pleasanttemperatures. The sale of alcohol is prohibitedthroughout the country on GoodFriday , a day when solemn religious activities are held including all-daychurch services and processionsre-enacting of the Passion of Christ.Regretfully , foreign tourism interests have managed to erode Eastertraditions in certain areas such as Celebrating Easter In Belize Ambergris Caye by pressuring localauthorities to look the other way to allow the sale of alcohol on GoodFriday . Good Friday is one of the mostpeaceful days in the country . Minimal traveling is done on this day as mostfolks either stay home to be with theirfamilies. Radio and television stationsbroadcast religious programs,including live coverage of the Pope’ s Good Friday Message and theprocession around Rome’ s Colosseum to mark Jesus Christ’ s crucifixion and death on GoodFriday . The most colorful and traditionre-enactment of the V ia Crucifix is held at the town of Benque V iejo del Carmen in western Belize. There,after an evening mass, the GoodFriday procession winds through thestreets of the little town where thecentral streets are decorated withbeautiful Alfombras De Acerrin (sawdust carpets) . This Semana Santa (Holy W eek) tradition boldly projects the Spanish traditions ofW estern and Northern Belize and is growing in popularity as moreBelizeans in these areas embrace theirLatino Culture long repressed underBritish colonial rule that ended in1981. Re-enactments of the V ia Crucis are a growing practiceand attraction in several villagesin the Corozal and Orange W alk Districts.

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Page 8 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, April 5, 2015 A rather old fashioned lady was planning a couple of weeks vacationin The Mountain Pine Ridge. She alsowas quite delicate and elegant with herlanguage. She wrote a letter to aparticular campground and asked forreservations. She wanted to makesure the campground was fullyequipped but didn't know quite howto ask about the "toilet" facilities. She just couldn't bring herself to writethe word "toilet" in her letter . After much deliberation, she finally came up with the old fashioned term"Bathroom Commode," but when she wrote that down, she still thoughtshe was being too forward. So shestarted all over again; rewrote theentire letter and referred to the"Bathroom Commode" simply as the "B.C.". Does the campground have its own "B.C.?" is what she actually wrote. W ell, the campground owner wasn't old fashioned at all, and when he gotthe letter , he couldn't figure out what the lady was talking about. That"B.C." really stumped him. After worrying about it for several days, he showed the letter to othercampers, but they couldn't figureout what the lady meant either . The campground owner finally came to theconclusion that the lady was and mustbe asking about the location of thelocal Baptist Church. So he sat down and wrote thefollowing reply: "Dear Madam: Where is the BC I regret very much the delay inanswering your letter , but I now take pleasure of informing in thatthe "B.C." is located nine milesnorth of the camp site and iscapable of seating 250 people atone time. I admit it is quite adistance way if you are in the habitof going regularly but no doubt youwill be pleased to know that a greatnumber of people take theirlunches along, and make a day ofit..... They usually arrive early andstay late. The last time my wife and Iwent was six years ago, and itwas so crowded we had to standup the whole time we were there.It may interest you to know thatright now , ther e is a supper planned to raise money to buymore seats.....They plan to holdthe supper in the middle ofthe B.C., so everyone canwatch and talk about this greatevent..... I would like to say it pains mevery much, not to be able to gomor e r egularly , but it is sur ely not for lack of desire on my part....Aswe gr ow older , it seems to be mor e and more of an effort, particularlyin cold weather ..... If you decide to come down to the campground,perhaps I could go with you thefirst time you go...sit with you...andintroduce you to all the otherfolks..... This is really a veryfriendly community ..... One day , a little girl is sitting and watching her mother do thedishes at the kitchen sink. Shesuddenly notices that her motherhas several strands of white hairsticking out in contrast on her brunettehead. She looks at her mother andinquisitively asks, "Why are some of White Hair your hairs white, Mom?" Her mother replied, "W ell, ever y time that you do something wrongand make me cr y or unhappy , one of my hairs turns white." The little girl thought about thisrevelation for a while, and then said,"So, Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?" An elderly husband and wife noticed that they were beginning to forgetmany little things around the house.They were afraid that this couldbe dangerous, as one of them mayaccidentally forget to turn off thestove and thus cause a fire. So, theydecided to go see their doctor to getsome help. Their physician toldthem that many people their age findit useful to write themselves little notesas reminders. The elderly couplethought this sounded wonderful, andleft the doctor's office very pleasedwith the advice. When they got home, the wife said,"Honey , will you please go to the kitchen and get me a dish of icecream? And why don't you write that down so you won't forget?" "Nonsense," said the husband, "I can remember a dish of icecream!" "W ell," said the wife, " I'd also like some strawberries on it. Y ou better write that down, because Iknow you'll forget." "Don't be silly ," replied the The Dish of Ice Cream husband. "A dish of ice cream and some strawberries. I canremember that!" "OK, dear , but I'd like you to put some whipped cream on top.Now you'd really better write itdown now . Y ou'll forget," said the wife. "Come now , my memor y's not all that bad," said the husband. "No problem, a dish of ice cream withstrawberries and whippedcream." W ith that, the husband shut the kitchen door behind him. The wifecould hear him getting out potsand pans, and making some noiseinconsistent with his preparing adish of ice cream, strawberries,and whipped cream. He emergedfrom the kitchen about 15 minuteslater . W alking over to his wife, he presented her with a plate ofbacon and eggs. The wife took onelook at the plate, glanced up at herhusband and said, "Hey , where's the toast?" DonÂ’t Be A DonÂ’t Be A DonÂ’t Be A DonÂ’t Be A DonÂ’t Be A Litter Bug!!! Litter Bug!!! Litter Bug!!! Litter Bug!!! Litter Bug!!! A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary . Their domestic tranquility had long been thetalk of the town, and on this specialoccasion, a ST AR newspaper reporter paid them a visit. She inquiredas to the secret of their long and happymarriage. "W ell," explained the husband, "it all goes back to our honeymoon. W e visited the Grand Canyon and took a trip down tothe bottom of the canyon by packmule." "W e hadn't gone too far when That's Once my wife's mule stumbled. My wifequietly said 'That's once.' We proceeded a little farther when themule stumbled again. Once moremy wife quietly spoke: 'That'stwice.' W e hadn't gone a half-mile when the mule stumbled a thirdtime. My wife promptly removed arevolver from her purse, hoppeddown off the beast, and shot themule dead." "I started to protest over her treatment of the mule when shelooked at me and quietly said,'That's once.'" T T T T T he Story of Easter is the he Story of Easter is the he Story of Easter is the he Story of Easter is the he Story of Easter is the Story of GodÂ’ Story of GodÂ’ Story of GodÂ’ Story of GodÂ’ Story of GodÂ’ s Wonderful s Wonderful s Wonderful s Wonderful s Wonderful window of Divine Surpris window of Divine Surpris window of Divine Surpris window of Divine Surpris window of Divine Surpris ee ee e Carl Knudson

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 9 Hon. Patirck Faber Minister of Education Youth and SportsArea Representative of Collet T akes this O p portunity to wish All Belizeans Esp ecially thos e in the Collet Area a Bless ed and S afe Easter!!!! Easter is a time to rejoice, Be thankful, Be Assured that all is forgiven So life e xtends beyond the soil of the earth

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Page 10 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, April 5, 2015 Continues On Page 14 Sexually transmitted infections(STI) , also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and venereal diseases (VD) , are infections that are commonly spread by sex,especially vaginal intercourse, anal sexand oral sex. Most STIs initially donot cause symptoms. This results in agreater risk of passing the disease onto others. Symptoms and signs ofdisease may include: vaginaldischarge, penile discharge, ulcers onor around the genitals, and pelvic pain.STIs acquired before or during birthmay result in poor outcomes for thebaby . Some STIs may cause problems with the ability to getpregnant. More than 30 different bacteria,viruses, and parasites can cause STIs.Bacterial STIs include chlamydia,gonorrhea, and syphilis amongothers. V iral STIs include genital herpes, HIV/AIDS, and genital wartsamong others. Parasitic STIs includetrichomoniasis among others. Whileusually spread by sex, some STIs canalso be spread by non-sexual contactwith contaminated blood and tissues,breastfeeding, or during childbirth.STI diagnostic tests are easilyavailable in the developed world, butthis is often not the case in thedeveloping world. The most effective way ofpreventing STIs is by not having sex.Some vaccinations may also decreasethe risk of certain infections includinghepatitis B and some types of HPV . Safer sex practices such as use ofcondoms, having a smaller numberof sexual partners, and being in arelationship where each person onlyhas sex with the other also decreasesthe risk. Circumcision in malesmay be effective to prevent someinfections. Most STIs are treatable orcurable. Of the most commoninfections, syphilis, gonorrhea,chlamydia, trichomoniasis are curable,while herpes, hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS,and HPV are treatable but notcurable. Resistance to certainantibiotics is developing among someorganisms such as gonorrhoea. In 2008, it was estimated that 500million people were infected witheither syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydiaor trichomoniasis. At least an additional 530 million people havegenital herpes and 290 million womenhave human papillomavirus. STIsother than HIV resulted in 142,000deaths in 2013. In the United Statesthere were 19 million new cases ofsexually transmitted infections in 2010.Historical documentation of STIsdate back to at least the Eberspapyrus around 1550 BC and theOld T estament. There is often shame and stigma associated with theseinfections. The term sexuallytransmitted infection is generallypreferred over the terms sexually Sexually Transmitted Infections transmitted disease and venerealdisease, as it includes those who donot have symptomatic diseas Main types Sexually transmitted infections include: * Chlamydia is a sexuallytransmitted infection caused by thebacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Inwomen, symptoms may includeabnormal vaginal discharge, burningduring urination, and bleeding inbetween periods, although mostwomen do not experience anysymptoms. Symptoms in men includepain when urinating, and abnormaldischarge from their penis. If leftuntreated in both men and women,Chlamydia can infect the urinarytract and potentially lead to pelvicinflammatory disease (PID) . PID can cause serious problems duringpregnancy and even has the potentialto cause infertility . It can cause a woman to have a potentially deadlyectopic pregnancy , in which the child is born outside of the uterus.However , Chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics. * The two most common forms of herpes are caused by infection withherpes simplex virus (HSV) . HSV -1 is typically acquired orally and causescold sores, HSV -2 is usually acquired during sexual contact and affects thegenitals, however either strain mayaffect either site. Some people areasymptomatic or have very mildsymptoms. Those that do experiencesymptoms usually notice them 2 to 20days after exposure which last 2 to 4weeks. Symptoms can include smallfluid-filled blisters, headaches,backaches, itching or tinglingsensations in the genital or anal area,pain during urination, Flu likesymptoms, swollen glands, or fever . Herpes is spread through skincontact with a person infected withthe virus. The virus affects the areaswhere it entered the body . This can occur through kissing, vaginalintercourse, oral sex or anal sex. The virus is most infectious duringtimes when there are visiblesymptoms, however those who areasymptomatic can still spread thevirus through skin contact. Theprimary attack is the most severebecause the body does not have anyantibodies built up. After the primary attack, one might have recurringattacks that are milder or might noteven have future attacks. There is nocure for the disease but there areantiviral medications that treat itssymptoms and lower the risk oftransmission (V altrex) . Although HSV -1 is typically the "oral" version of the virus, and HSV -2 is typically the "genital" version of the virus, a person with HSV -1 orally CAN transmit that virus to theirpartner genitally . The virus, either type, will settle into a nervebundle either at the top of the spine,producing the "oral" outbreak, or a second nerve bundle at the base ofthe spine, producing the genitaloutbreak. * The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI in the UnitedStates. There are more than 40different strands of HPV and manydo not cause any health problems. In90% of cases the bodyÂ’ s immune system clears the infection naturallywithin 2 years. Some cases may notbe cleared and can lead to genitalwarts (bumps around the genitals that can be small or large, raisedor flat, or shaped like cauliflower)or cervical cancer and other HPVrelated cancers. Symptoms might notshow up until advanced stages. It isimportant for women to get papsmears in order to check for and treatcancers. There are also two vaccinesavailable for women (Cervarix and Gardasil) that protect against the types of HPV that cause cervicalcancer . HPV can be passed through genital-to-genital contact as well asduring oral sex. It is important toremember that the infected partnermight not have any symptoms. * Gonorrhea is caused by bacterium that lives on moist mucous membranesin the urethra, vagina, rectum, mouth,throat, and eyes. The infection canspread through contact with thepenis, vagina, mouth or anus.Symptoms of Gonorrhea usuallyappear 2 to 5 days after contact withan infected partner however , some men might not notice symptoms forup to a month. Symptoms in meninclude burning and pain whileurinating, increased urinary frequency , discharge from the penis (white, green, or yellow in color) , red or swollen urethra, swollen or tendertesticles, or sore throat. Symptoms inwomen may include vaginaldischarge, burning or itching whileurinating, painful sexual intercourse,severe pain in lower abdomen (if infection spreads to fallopiantubes) , or fever (if infection spreads to fallopian tubes) , however many women do not show any symptoms.There are some antibiotic resistantstrains for Gonorrhea but most casescan be cured with antibiotics. * Syphilis is an STI caused by a bacterium. If acquired, syphilis needsto be treated adequately , otherwise it can cause long-term complicationsand death. Clinical manifestations ofsyphilis include the ulceration of theuro-genital tract, mouth or rectum; ifleft untreated the symptoms worsen.In recent years, the prevalence ofsyphilis has declined in W estern Europe, but it has increased inEastern Europe (former Soviet st ates) . A high incidence of syphilis can be found in places such asCameroon, Cambodia, Papua NewGuinea. * T richomoniasis is a common STI that is caused by infection with aprotozoan parasite calledT richomonas vaginalis. T richomoniasis af fects both women and men, but symptoms are morecommon in women. Most patientsare treated with an antibiotic calledmetronidazole, which is very effective. * HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) damages the body's immune system, which interferes with itsability to fight off disease-causingagents. The virus kills CD4 cells,which are white blood cells that helpfight off various infections. HIV iscarried in body fluids, and is spreadby sexual activity . It can also be spread by contact with infectedblood, breast feeding, childbirth, andfrom mother to child duringpregnancy . When HIV is at its most advanced stage, an individual issaid to have AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) . There are different stages of theprogression of and HIV infection. Thestages include primary infection,asymptomatic infection, symptomaticinfection, and AIDS. In the primary infection stage, an individual will haveflu like symptoms (headache,

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 11 Martha’s Guest House Kitchen Martha’s Guest House Kitchen Martha’s Guest House Kitchen Martha’s Guest House Kitchen Martha’s Guest House Kitchen PP PP P izza House and Laundr izza House and Laundr izza House and Laundr izza House and Laundr izza House and Laundr y Mat y Mat y Mat y Mat y Mat will be Opened on Saturday will be Opened on Saturday will be Opened on Saturday will be Opened on Saturday will be Opened on Saturday , April 4 and , April 4 and , April 4 and , April 4 and , April 4 and Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday , April 5 fr , April 5 fr , April 5 fr , April 5 fr , April 5 fr om 7:00am 10:00pm om 7:00am 10:00pm om 7:00am 10:00pm om 7:00am 10:00pm om 7:00am 10:00pm We would like to wish all our Customers and Friends a S afe and Bless ed Easter!!! FF FF F rr rr r om John and Martha A om John and Martha A om John and Martha A om John and Martha A om John and Martha A ugust ugust ugust ugust ugust and the entire Staff and the entire Staff and the entire Staff and the entire Staff and the entire Staff Belmopan, March 25, 2015: The Government of Belize wishesto inform the public that it is fullyaware of the request by a localimporter to import rice from Guyana,and his claim that imported ricethrough that channel could be madeavailable to the public at a price lowerthan the current market price. TheGovernment is also aware that thereis severe overproduction in Guyanaand they have domestic pressure tomarket that product at any cost.   The government, through theMinistries of Natural Resources andAgriculture, and the Ministry ofT rade, Investment, Private Sector Development and ConsumerProtection, is conducting an in-depthreview of the rice industry with an aimto ensure the best action for Belize asit relates to the production andsupply of rice to the Belizean public.The first stakeholder meeting GOB To Conduct In-Depth Review Of Local Rice Industry NOTICE Dear Readers & Contributors: Kindly forward all Ads, Letters, Articles, Call 626-8822 for further information including producers was held lastweek before this became a mediastory .  As part of this review process, the Government will take intoconsideration the following factors: 1. The true cost of producing,quality , long-term availability , and level of processing of rice available withinthe CSME, compared to domesticallyproduced rice. 2. The various factors affectingthe price and market channels ofdomestically produced rice. 3. A review of the price control mechanisms currently employed by the Government for foodcommodities, with an aim to ensuringthat they remain relevant to thecountry’ s needs. 4. The importance of food securityin the form of domestically producedfood commodities and their ongoingavailability to the Belizean public. 5. Belize’ s obligations as a member state in the CARICOM SingleMarket and Economy (CSME).  The Government further stressesthat it will carefully consider allthe above factors before taking anyaction in the rice industry .  Any action based on insufficient and un-verifiedinformation could have a negativeimpact on our country’ s future as it relates to the long-term viability ofindustry , food security , foreign exchange and trade. The Government further assures thepublic that any action taken in respectto the rice industry in Belize willconsider the need to reduce the costof living as a high priority . Stand Tall , Be Stand Tall , Be Stand Tall , Be Stand Tall , Be Stand Tall , Be Courageous, Courageous, Courageous, Courageous, Courageous, Never Give up!!! Never Give up!!! Never Give up!!! Never Give up!!! Never Give up!!! Comments and Humor to starnewspaper@gmail.com

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Page 12 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, April 5, 2015 ARIES: Mar ch 22 to April 20 Y our life may be full of days spent speeding down the highway towardsweet destiny , but Monday and T uesday aren't among them. Y ou're moving in the direction of destiny , sure, but the pace would be moreaccurately described as that of aninfant on all fours. The crawlintensifies to something more likea healthy jog on W ednesday and Thursday , but it's dif ficult to keep your legs pumping, since you spend muchof your time holding a cell phone toyour ear . Friday and Saturday are days of clarity and catharsis andpossibly family time. Sunday'sromantic. Lucky numbers: 59, 73, 92. T AURUS: April 21 to May 21 The intensity is remarkable. Y ou had a sense that something wasdeveloping between you two, but onMonday and T uesday , it's undeniable. Whether this is someone you just metor someone you've known for awhile, a new leaf is turning, and you'retalking about it. W ednesday and Thursday affect you in funny ways.Y ou're running around like crazy . There's no particular hurry , but you're in a hurry -it's completely outof character for you. Friday andSaturday , try to explain it all to a friend, maybe over dinner . Convey your excitement, then spend Sundaydwelling on you-know-who. Lucky numbers: 05, 12, 28 . GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 Put on your high-caliber gogglesand take a very close look at what'sgoing on. Monday and T uesday , clarity is a prevailing theme, and themain obstacle in achieving it is thepresence of busybodies. Like somany bumblebees, they create acommotion about things that can onlybe described as irrelevant. Falseinformation abounds. W ednesday and Thursday , break out of your zone a bit to interact with others, but knowthat the most useful conversationsyou're going to have will be withstrangers. This weekend, you'dbe wise to come up with ways ofentertaining yourself that don't involvemoney . Lucky numbers: 01, 19, 29. CANCER June 21 to July 21 Some ideas are bound to fail. Sodon't worry so much about yoursbeing fully formed -what matters isgetting them out there, proposing things,seeing what sticks. The person whocomes up with ideas from scratch is themost important person in the cause ofprogress. Let others help you hammer Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers out the details. Don't worry about whogets the credit. In the middle of the week,with all this creativity floating around,some people are bound to feelhesitant or left out. Convince them toparticipate. Friday and Saturday areabout new beginnings. On Sunday , make an investment. Lucky numbers: 55, 60, 88 . LEO: July 24 to August 21 If it were a black-or-white question,a matter of right or wrong, you wouldn'tbe facing the dilemma you have onMonday and T uesday . Putting of f a decision is not a bad move. Focusinstead on finishing up some projectsyou've already started. Then, onW ednesday and Thursday , air your quandary among friends, at least to heara range of responses. Y ou may find yourself agreeing with someone, andtherefore coming closer to a conclusionyourself. Friday and Saturday are warmand comfortable, as if you're a happyplant in a fresh plot. On Sunday , you get everything you need for growth.Lucky numbers: 23, 36, 47. VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Great writers do some of their mostintense work by staring out the window . Major business decisions have beenstruck over slices of pizza. Monday andT uesday , strive to get things done in a relaxing environment. T oward the middle of the week, you have no time forstaring out the window or going out forpizza -in fact, you have to strapyourself to your desk to finisheverything. Friday and Saturday aredownright frantic, and Sunday won't bevery relaxing either . But if you can be flexible, that will prevent you frombreaking. Don't break! Lucky numbers: 41, 66, 79. LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Y ou're climbing fire escapes on Monday and T uesday , trying to get a better perspective on how the worldfits together . If only you could be in a helicopter! T oward the middle of the week, you're in a crowd situation, andyou feel both empowered andoverwhelmed by other people'scombined ener gy . Go with the flow . T ry not to overanalyze. See what you learn. Friday and Saturday are entirelybereft of dreams of helicopters or theanxiety of crowds -instead, you findyourself relaxing into your work. It'sgratifying to get things done. OnSunday , listen. Lucky numbers: 68, 77, 85 . SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 A rare feeling dominates your heart and mind at the beginning of the week.It's a thrilling feeling. It has something to do with a relationship, possibly aromantic one, and it may inspire youto boldness. Friction, force andsports also figure on Monday andT uesday . It's a char ged beginning to a happy , productive week, although it would be a stretch todefine W ednesday and Thursday as particularly happy . There are a million small tasks you break yourback to get done on those days.Friday and Saturday are, bycomparison, ef fortless. Y ou and your friends communicate almosttelepathically . On Sunday , you lie low . Lucky numbers: 09, 17, 34. SAGITT ARIUS: November 22 to December 21 Let Monday and T uesday be days for collecting yourself, getting thingsback in order and obliging others. Thesmallest thing can be incrediblysatisfying. That remains true at leastuntil W ednesday and Thursday , when the satisfaction you feel in details donewell begins to wane. Put another way , a philosophical conversation wouldsatisfy you more at this time. So goahead and initiate a philosophicalconversation. Friday and Saturday , on the other hand, you're barely able tokeep up your end of small talk. Oneday you feel like talking; the next dayyou don't. Chalk it up to mood.Sunday is radiant. Lucky numbers: 39, 45, 63. CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 Monday and T uesday , spread out a blanket under a tree and have adelicious picnic. Fruit, bread, cheese-really live it up. If you haveother things to do on Monday andT uesday , well, try to squeeze in some time for luxuriating somehow(especially with a loved one).W ednesday and Thursday are more work-oriented, or at least task-oriented. Expect a staggeringquantity of emails in your inbox. Then,on Friday and Saturday , aim your efforts toward your home life. Maybebuy some buckets of paint and startthat redecorating project in earnest.Sunday is a good day to be at home,too. Lucky numbers: 50, 75, 91 . AQUARIUS: January 20 to February 18 A discovery startles you at the start of the week. Suddenly , the past comes into focus in a way that ithasn't before -it's illuminating andinstructive. This is a fine prelude towhat comes to you on W ednesday , which is a sizzling love af fair , or an intensification of an existing love.Thursday , as well, is all hearts and chirping birds. It only makes sensethat Friday , coming down from such excitement, is a bit of a drag. Y ou have responsibilities to attend to and you'rerunning out of time. Saturday ismade for working, but Sunday is,once again, all about you andyou-know-who. Lucky numbers: 26, 32, 43. PISCES: February 20 to March 21 Beauty and romance figurestrongly at the beginning of your weekand set you off on the right foot. OnT uesday , eat a delicious dinner and turn in early (hopefully in the armsof someone else!), because onW ednesday , you need as much energy as possible. The middle of theweek is a bit overwhelming, that's all.It's nothing you can't handle.However , don't expect clarity or direction. 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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 13 Belize Airports Authority T T T T T he Board, Managment he Board, Managment he Board, Managment he Board, Managment he Board, Managment and Staff of the Belize and Staff of the Belize and Staff of the Belize and Staff of the Belize and Staff of the Belize Airports Authority Airports Authority Airports Authority Airports Authority Airports Authority takes this O takes this O takes this O takes this O takes this O p p p p p portunity portunity portunity portunity portunity to wish all Belizeans and to wish all Belizeans and to wish all Belizeans and to wish all Belizeans and to wish all Belizeans and T T T T T ourist a S ourist a S ourist a S ourist a S ourist a S afe and Bless afe and Bless afe and Bless afe and Bless afe and Bless ed ed ed ed ed Easter!!! Easter!!! Easter!!! Easter!!! Easter!!!

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Page 14 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, April 5, 2015 fatigue, fever , muscle aches) for about 2 weeks. In the asymptomaticstage, symptoms usuallydisappear , and the patient can remain asymptomatic for years. When HIVprogresses to the symptomatic stage,the immune system is weakened, andhas a low cell count of CD4+ T Cells.When the HIV infection becomeslife-threatening, it is called AIDS. People with AIDS fall prey to opportunistic infections and die as aresult. When the disease was firstdiscovered in the 1980s, those whohad AIDS were not likely to live longer than a few years. There arenow antiretroviral drugs (AR Vs) available to treat HIV infections.There is no known cure for HIV orAIDS but the drugs help suppress thevirus. By suppressing the amount ofvirus in the body , people can lead Sexually Transmitted Infections Continued F r om P ag e 1 0 longer and healthier lives. Even thoughtheir virus levels may be low they canstill spread the virus to others. Prevention Prevention is key in addressing incurable STIs, such as HIV andherpes. Sexual health clinics promotethe use of condoms and provideoutreach for at-risk communities. The most effective way to preventsexual transmission of STIs is to avoidcontact of body parts or fluids whichcan lead to transfer with an infectedpartner . Not all sexual activities involve contact: cybersex, phonesexor masturbation from a distance aremethods of avoiding contact. Properuse of condoms reduces contact andrisk. Although a condom is ef fective in limiting exposure, some diseasetransmission may occur even with acondom. Both partners should get tested forSTIs before initiating sexual contact, Agro Tech & Hardware Supplies “Offers low prices everyday!” #1 W est S tr eet, San Ignacio, Cayo Phone #: 824-3426 W e carry an array of Home, Farming and Constructions supplies. Get everything under one roof, you ask and we deliver! Our assortment of supplies includes: V isit us and shop T oda y!!! Plumbing Supplies, Electrical Supplies, Building Supplies, P ain ting Supplie s, Gar dening Supplie s, F arming Supplie s, As w ell a s Household F ixtur es 24 Cr enshaw S t. San Ignacio T own, Cayo District T el: 824 -2730 The Home Of MARGARITAS SPECIALS Monday: Draft Beer $3.00 T uesday: Local Rum $3.00 W ednesday: Panty Ripper $3.95 Mondays to Fridays: Regular Margarita $6.95 S traberr y Margaritas: $7.95 Blue Margaritas: $8.95 V isit us for br eakfast on Sundays!!! Monday thru Friday Mexican and Belizean Menu or before resuming contact if apartner engaged in contact withsomeone else. Many infections are notdetectable immediately afterexposure, so enough time must beallowed between possible exposuresand testing for the tests to beaccurate. Certain STIs, particularlycertain persistent viruses likeHPV , may be impossible to detect with current medicalprocedures. Many diseases that establishpermanent infections can so occupythe immune system that other diseasesbecome more easily transmitted. Theinnate immune system led by defensinsagainst HIV can prevent transmissionof HIV when viral counts are very low , but if busy with other viruses oroverwhelmed, HIV can establishitself. Certain viral STI's also greatlyincrease the risk of death for HIVinfected patients. “The Newspaper that cares and dares to bring out the truth” #42 George Price Highway , Santa Elena, Cayo Belize, CA For further information please call 626-8822 Or Email: Publisher: Nyani Azuet a-August starnewspaper@gmail.com Editor: Sherlene Dawson W e AMS T o Please Have a Hap Have a Hap Have a Hap Have a Hap Have a Hap pp pp p y and y and y and y and y and SS SS S afe Easter!! afe Easter!! afe Easter!! afe Easter!! afe Easter!!

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 15 W ednesday , Mar ch 25, 2015: Earlier this month a committeeauthorized to discuss the removal ofcriminal penalties for possession ofsmall amounts of cannabis released itsreport in which it recommendssuch removal for ten grams or lesspossessed. The report is now before Cabinetand today Prime Minister Dean Barrow confirmed that the Government has given its support inprinciple. However , there are reservations, particularly from the church Decriminalization Of Marijuana community and from NationalSecurity Minister John Saldivar with regard to the establishment of“decriminalization,” as it is officially termed. The Prime Minister saidGovernment wished to have finalconsultation with the churchesas to their position ondecriminalization, though it isprepared to move forward withoutthem if needed. Thousands of Belizeans areexpected to benefit from thismove, which will include formalrehabilitation and education aswell as expunging of criminalrecords.

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Page 16 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, April 5, 2015 Earlier this month the FootballFederation of Belize (FFB) presented the 30-member men’ s National “A” Selection T eam, dubbed, the Belize Jaguars who have been in training for last night’ s game against the Cayman Islands in their first match of the W orld Cup 2018 Qualifiers. During that presentation, whichincluded the unveiling of their logo,much confidence was expressed inBelize securing a victory despite theabsence of the team’ s star striker , Deon McCaulay . The forecast for that victory wasmade based on several factorsincluding the fact that Belize ranksinternationally at 41, outdoing theGrand Cayman National T eam … but that victory didn’t come to pass lastnight as the game ended in a nil-nilscore last night at the FFB Stadium inBelmopan. The hopes and dreams of ournation rested on the shoulder of theBelize Jaguars as they headed to The streets of the Ar gentine capital, Buenos Aires, remained lar gely empty on T uesday morning as a number of transportworkers' unions went on a24-hour strike. Many national and internationalflights were cancelled and trainand underground stations lookeddeserted. T rade unionists, who complain about high inflation andhigh taxes, also blocked someroads. The government has defendedits tax system as fair . Blockades Protesters blocking thePueyrredon Bridge, one of themain access routes into thecity , said they would keep the blockade going until at leastmidday . Strike leaders said buses wouldnot run on T uesday as drivers were heavily unionised Buenos Aires Streets Empty As Transport Strike Buenos Aires Streets Empty As Transport Strike Buenos Aires Streets Empty As Transport Strike Buenos Aires Streets Empty As Transport Strike Buenos Aires Streets Empty As Transport Strike Banks are also expected toremain closed and there will beno rubbish collection, strikeleaders said. Local bus drivers are alsoexpected to adhere to thestoppage. Schools will open but manyparents said that without public transport, they would notbe able to send their children toclass. The workers are demandinga tax on their income be revoked. But Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernandez said only betweensix and eight per cent of workershad to pay this particular tax. Divisions The strike leaders are alsodemanding an increase inpensions and measures tocombat inflation, which theysay is eroding their salaries. T ube stations remained shuttered in Buenos Aires The trade union movement inArgentina is divided into thosewho back the government ofPresident Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and those who think it is not doing enough to helpworkers. This latest stoppage is being ledby Hugo Moyano of the more radical wing of the GeneralConfederation of Labour (CGT) and Pablo Micheli of the Central W orkers' Union (CT A). Analysts say the strike is also intended to send a signal to allArgentine politicians aboutthe enduring power of thecountry's trade unions ahead ofpresidential elections inOctober . An empty bus stop is seen during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Air es Easter is here and we have just what you are looking for! Come shop with us! W e have Easter eggs, baskets and goodies!! W e also have an array of T oys, S tuf fed animals, ladies & gents watches, perfumes, fashion jewelr y, electronics, games and so much more! 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VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS Photos & Record Photos & Record Photos & Record Photos & Record Photos & Record #6 Hudson S tr eet, San Ignacio T own T elephone 824-2101 Who Jah Who Jah Who Jah Who Jah Who Jah Bless No Bless No Bless No Bless No Bless No Man Curse Man Curse Man Curse Man Curse Man Curse World Cup Qualifiers Belize Vs. Cayman World Cup Qualifiers Belize Vs. Cayman World Cup Qualifiers Belize Vs. Cayman World Cup Qualifiers Belize Vs. Cayman World Cup Qualifiers Belize Vs. Cayman Cayman over the weekend to playcompete against that nation’ s ‘A ’ squad. For the Belize Jaguars,following a draw at home last week– everything was on the line for ourboys who needed an outstandingperformance to advance to round twoin the W orld Cup qualifiers. So did they make us proud? Game two, a decisive match todetermine who advances to anotherround of competition, followed anunremitting shower which beganshortly after midday . While the team was poised to close out its adversary , given its studious preparation the daybefore, nature wouldn’t be as kind.The constant sheet of rain blanketedeverything for several hours,covering the island, including theT ruman-Bodden Spor ting Complex , in a white mist until sometime after five o’clock. Theentire time the Jaguars organized anoffensive to guarantee a W goingforward. As fate would have it, despite painstaking groundwork, the Jaguarswould be off to a lethargic start. Inthe fourth minute of play the teamwould be dealt a rude awakening, anarousal which definitely boosted theconfidence of the home team as theyscored. The rest would include a concertedeffort to match and outdo theopponent on its home turf, before anaudience of primarily Caymanians,peppered with a handful of Belizeanswho cheered heart and soul for the Red, White and Blue. What is certain about the BelizeJaguars despite the narrow victory isthe sense of camaraderie amongst theplayers. While they admit that theroad ahead will not be easy , the team’ s sense of togetherness, on display at the airport this afternoon,speaks volumes of its potential bothon and off the field.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 17 ST A TUT OR Y NOTICE T O CREDIT ORS In the Estate of NORMA LOPEZ a.k.a. NORMA ROSIT A LOPEZ a.k.a. NORMA ROSIT A LOPEZ YOUNG , deceased NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 36 of the Administration of Estate Act, Chapter 197 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that all creditors and other persons having any claims ordemands upon or against the Estate of NORMA LOPEZ a.k.a. NORMA ROSIT A LOPEZ a.k.a. NORMA ROSIT A LOPEZ YOUNG , late of No. 155 Santa Cruz, Santa Elena, Cayo District, Belize who died in Belize on the 17 th day of March, 2014 in whose estate Grant of Administration has been granted to ERROL YN VERONICA WRIGHT of Santa Cruz Ar ea, Santa Elena T own, Cayo District, Belize are required to send particulars in writing of their claims or demands to the said administratrix ERROL YN VERONICA WRIGHT , c/o Orlando Fernandez, Attorney-at-Law , P .O Box 236, #193 George Price Highway , Santa Elena , Cayo District Belize , and to send such particulars not later than within (3) three months from the date of the 1 st publication of the notice, AND NOTICE IS HEREBY ALSO GIVEN that at the expiration of last mentioned date, the Administratrix shall proceed to distribute the assets of the said NORMA LOPEZ a.k.a. NORMA ROSIT A LOPEZ a.k.a. NORMA ROSIT A LOPEZ YOUNG , deceased, amongst the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims or demands of which particulars havebeen delivered and the Administratrix will not be liable for the asset or any part thereof so distributed to any persons of whose claims or demands they shall notthen have had notice. DA TED this day 17 th of March, 2015 ORLANDO A. FERNANDEZ Attorney-at-Lawfor Errolyn V eronica W right Administratrix of the estateof Norma Lopez a.k.a. Norma Rosita Lopeza.k.a. Norma Rosita Lopez Y oung, deceased An International Garifuna Summit organized by the Garifuna HeritageFoundation of S t. V incent and the Grenadines was held on 8th-15thMarch, 2015 in S t. V incent and the Grenadines. The theme of theSummit was “The Garifuna, a Nation Displaced-CulturalRights, Economic Survival andReparations." It consisted of several events including W orkshops, Conference, T ours, Cultural Extravaganza, a W reath Laying Ceremony at the Garifuna ParamountChief Joseph Chatoyer Monument onS t. V incent and Grenadines Heroes Day , March 14th. A pilgrimage to Balliceaux was done on SundayMarch 15. Balliceaux is an International Garifuna Summit International Garifuna Summit International Garifuna Summit International Garifuna Summit International Garifuna Summit inhospitable off-shore island wherethe Garinagu were sent in July 1796before being exiled from theirhomeland. More than fifty percent ofthose sent to Balliceaux died beforethe exile. The Summit Objectives were: To gather in S t. V incent and the Grenadines known to the Garinaguas Y urumein, the birthplace of the Garifuna Nation, share ideas,examine issues, network andstrengthen global links. Theconference portion of the 2015Summit is envisioned as a place toengage, exchange and deepentheoretical, analytical, academic andarts-based approaches tounderstanding key issues affectingthe Garifuna Nation today . The revitalization of the Garifunalanguage and culture in S t, V incent was among topics discussedalong with the preservation of theGarifuna Culture in GarifunaCommunities of Belize, Honduras,Nicaragua and Guatemala. The Belizecontingent pledged to offer supportin revitalization of the Garifunalanguage and culture in S t V incent and the Grenadines. Reparation for the Garifuna people was extensivelydiscussed. A delegation of eight from Belize attended including Sandra MirandaV ice President of National Garifuna Council (NGC) who presented a paper titled “Garifuna Nation: Can it be defined?” , Lucia Ellis and Adrian 'Doc' Mar tinez conducted workshops on HerbalMedicine and Garifuna Musicrespectively .

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Page 18 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Sunday, April 5, 2015 Hon. Rene Montero Minister of Works and TransportArea Representative of Cayo Central Wishing All Belizeans near Wishing All Belizeans near Wishing All Belizeans near Wishing All Belizeans near Wishing All Belizeans near and far a Hap and far a Hap and far a Hap and far a Hap and far a Hap p p p p p y and y and y and y and y and Bless Bless Bless Bless Bless ed Easter!!! ed Easter!!! ed Easter!!! ed Easter!!! ed Easter!!! Joyful tidings Joyful tidings Joyful tidings Joyful tidings Joyful tidings Joyful tidings Joyful tidings Joyful tidings Joyful tidings Joyful tidings YY YY Y es the Lord has Risen T es the Lord has Risen T es the Lord has Risen T es the Lord has Risen T es the Lord has Risen T oday oday oday oday oday May the triumph of the lord May the triumph of the lord May the triumph of the lord May the triumph of the lord May the triumph of the lord Strengthen your soul Strengthen your soul Strengthen your soul Strengthen your soul Strengthen your soul And Grace you with Happiness And Grace you with Happiness And Grace you with Happiness And Grace you with Happiness And Grace you with Happiness And success on Easter and Always And success on Easter and Always And success on Easter and Always And success on Easter and Always And success on Easter and Always

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 STAR Tels: 626-8822 & 804-4900 Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com Page 19 Bernard Clings To Life Continued From Front Page McLaren, 50 BelizeanLabourer of Branch mouth area.McLaren was unconsciousand was bleeding from his head,apparently suffering from a cutwound to the right side of hisforehead. Police investigation revealedthat McLaren was riding his blackbeach cruiser bicycle from SantaElena heading towards SanIgnacio when he was hit by a whitevehicle traveling in the oppositedirection. The V ehicle didn’ t render assistance and sped off. McLaren was taken to the SanIgnacio Hospital for medicalattention but was transferred tothe KHMH. The impact fracturedtwelve of his ribs and puncturedhis lungs. McLaren is now on lifesupport in the hospital and hiscommon-law wife, Dawnette Elijio and his sister , Y olanda Smith are asking for justice, and assistance in locating the driverof the vehicle. Don’t Be Don’t Be Don’t Be Don’t Be Don’t Be A Litter A Litter A Litter A Litter A Litter Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! Bug!!! San Ignacio police was called tothe low lying bridge of anaccident that occurred. Upon arrival police noticed aman lying face down on theside of the street. They recognizethe male person to be Bernard Bernard McLaren and Minister Montero SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo,Monday , 30 Mar ch, 2015: While on the run, police hasfinally caught Jose “Pelon” Quintanilla . The incident happened onThursday , 19 March, 2015, when the San Ignacio police wasconducting their mobile patrol;they noticed Jose “Pelon” Quintanilla, on 2 nd Street walking with a pink schoolbag in his hand coming out of anopened lot. As soon as Quintanilla saw the mobile patrolhe turned back and ran. Policeimmediately set chase afterhim as he ran to an unfinishedbuilding where police saw himthrew the bag and jumped out theback side of the building. Police then retrieved the pinkschool bag and continued thechase however , Quintanilla make good his escape through thebushes. The school bag was opened Criminal On The Run Caught and contained a white plastic bagthat had green leafy substancesuspected to be cannabis. Thebag was taken to the San Ignaciowhere it was weighted in front ofa justice of the peace amountingto 907.1 grams. T oday , Monday , 30 March, 2015, Jose “Pelon” Quintanillawent to the San Ignaciomagistrate court where hepleaded not guilty and wasoffered bail for $5,000 and is dueback in court 26 May , 2015. Link Up Bar Burglarized Continued From Front Page which was occupied by Leroy Richards , 28 Belize laborer of Ontario V illage. The search led to the discovery of a black TCLflat screen TV . Richards was escorted to theSan Ignacio Police Station where he was formally arrested andcharge for handling stolengoods. He appeared at the SanIgnacio magistrate’ s court where he was found guilty andwas fine $500 and is expected tocomplete payment by the end ofJune 2015. Jose “Pelon” Quintanilla T T T T T he Management he Management he Management he Management he Management and Staff of and Staff of and Staff of and Staff of and Staff of Ceiba Reality Ceiba Reality Ceiba Reality Ceiba Reality Ceiba Reality Wish all Customers Wish all Customers Wish all Customers Wish all Customers Wish all Customers and Friends a Hap and Friends a Hap and Friends a Hap and Friends a Hap and Friends a Hap p p p p p y y y y y and S and S and S and S and S afe Easter!! afe Easter!! afe Easter!! afe Easter!! afe Easter!! L ocal K nowlege I nternational C onsciousness Happy Easter from Happy Easter from Happy Easter from Happy Easter from Happy Easter from STAR Newspaper STAR Newspaper STAR Newspaper STAR Newspaper STAR Newspaper

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