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SANTA ELENA TOWN, Cayo, January 1, 2010: San Ignacio police is currently working overtime in an effort to find a reportedly stolen high powered rifle which went missing over the holidays from the premises of a Santa Elena businessman. Police reports that on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

SAN IGNACIO TOWN, CAYO, Tuesday, January 5, 2010: The San Ignacio Special Constable Unit today announced the passing of one of its serving member, Sampson “Hundred” Gillett, 47. Reports indicate that Gillett was at home in the Orchid Garden area, Belmopan when he began experiencing pain in the chest during the night on Monday, January 4. He was reportedly rushed to the nearby Western Regional Hospital where he was treated and released. However, a few hours later, during the early hours on

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A Sample Of The Stolen Bolt Action Safari Rifle Taken From Browning’s Website Belizean businessman, Jonathan Lohr, of a San Ignacio Town

Sampson “Hundred” Gillett, 47 SUNRISE: August 25, 1962 SUNSET: January 5, 2010 Tuesday, January 5, the pains Please Turn To Page 2

address, visited the station shortly after 9:00 a.m. and

SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Friday, January 8, 2010: With seventeen reported cases of burglaries within the community in December, San Ignacio police, over the recent holidays, where successful in recovering several of the stolen items resutling in the arrest and conviction of two Santa Elena boys believed to be ringleaders in these crimes of dishonesty while the search continues for a third suspect also residing in Santa Elena Town. Of the reported seventeen burglaries, nine where committed in San Ignacio, four in Santa Elena and the remaining four in ♦

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reported that his Western Highway, Santa Elena Town office was burglarized and stolen therefrom was a .243 Browning Brand, Bolt Action, Safari Rifle with serial number 73861NW817 valued at $4,000 fitted with a $1,000 scope along with 12 rounds of ammunition for the riffle valued at $48. Please Turn To Page 19

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The Farmer - Arnoldo Perez, 30

The Gun SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Thursday, December 31, 2009: A team of policeman from the San Ignacio station, this Thursday morning, searched a house in Calla Creek Village where they found an unlicensed shotgun and two cartridges. At around 9:30 a.m. on New Year’s Eve a team of three policemen arrived at the Calla Creek residence of Victor Arnoldo Perez, 30, Belizean farmer and advised him of their intention to conduct a search for illegal firearms. Police entered the house and, behind a clothes closet in a bedroom, they came upon a rusty 12 gauge shotgun, the brand and serial number of which could not be recognized. On a nearby shelf police also came upon two old 12 gauge cartridges. At the time of the discovery, the residence was occupied by Perez and his 30 year old common-law wife. Neither of them could produce a license for the gun resulting in their detention and transfer to

The Two Cartridges the San Ignacio police station where they were jointly arrested and charged for: a) keeping unlicensed firearm and b) keeping ammunition without a gun license. In the absence of a magistrate in San Ignacio that day, they were whisked off to Benque Viejo Town where Magistrate Anna Rachel Montejo’s court was in session. They were brought before the magistrate where Victor Arnoldo Perez pled guilty to both charges resulting in the prosecution withdrawing charges against the commonlaw wife. Magistrate Montejo consequently dismissed both charges against her and proceeded to sentence Perez for two consecutive years for each of the two charges. He will therefore spend the next four years in jail commencing December 31, 2009.

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became more severe and he was again rushed to the same hospital where he passed away at around 9:00 am. Gillett was no stranger in Santa Elena and San Ignacio. He is former Police Constable #100 from whence he got the “Hundred” alias. In recent years he operated a private investigation and collection agency on La Loma

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Luz Boulevard in Santa Elena, Cayo. At the time of his passing he was a serving member of the Cayo Special Constable Unit. He was notorious for the aggressive manner in which he performed in this capacity often times with more vigor than regular elements of the Police Department. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo District, Monday, January 4, 2010: We want to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors for their generous donations for the Christmas party held December 19th, 2009 at MOM’S PLACE RESTAURANT, #12 Joseph Andrews Drive, San Ignacio. Without their help this function would not have had the magnitude or impact that it did. Our friends and staff worked very hard and to make this event happen in a very short time, 2 weeks give or take a day or two. We had a coloring contest and door prizes for all the children, of which 6 prizes were given for

each. The coloring contest was judged by local artist Winsome Winsome. The Six winners are on display, along with other contestants. We

have had two winner claim their prizes and we are looking forward to the rest of the children coming by to claim their prizes!

SAN IGNACIO TOWN, CAYO, Monday, January 4, 2010: On December 28th, friends and benefactors gathered to witness the blessing of a new Seed of Life Pregnancy Resource Center in San Ignacio Town, Cayo.

The center is located on Buena Vista Street immediately across from the Fire Station. As in the other two Centers, located in Belize City and Benque Viejo, Seed of Life PRC will offers FREE information and support to any woman who may be experiencing problems

with her pregnancy. Accurate information on abortion and other alternatives are given in a caring and strictly confidential manner, by trained volunteer staff. Seed of Life PRC also offers free pregnancy tests, a “Learn while you earn” program for first time mothers, natural family planning instruction, educational outreach programs and resource materials on related issues to students, teachers and the general public. The new center was made possible through the generous donations from businesses and members of the community in the San Ignacio, Sta. Elena area. Some of these include: The Family of the late Salvador Awe, Foam Depot, St Ignatius High School 3rd Form Students, Allen’s Hardware, Celina’s Superstore, All Season Glass, O’Donoghue Landscapes and Toucan Trading Corporation. Donations of baby clothes, furniture, disposable diapers, maternity wear, etc. are welcome. The Center is also in need of a 12” TV, a computer and a printer. Our heartfelt thanks to all who have been instrumental in assisting us. For more information call 605-5442 or visit us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 12:00 noon

In Memory Of The Life Of

Dr. John Reinard Yaeger, 74 SUNRISE: April 9, 1935 SUNSET: November 30, 2009 John Reinard Yaeger died peacefully in his sleep on November 30, 2009 in Arlington, Texas, USA. John was born on April 9, 1935, to Ruth Knutson Yaeger and Clarence Yaeger in Yorkville, Illinois. He grew up on his family’s farm outside Cortland and completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois. After two years in the U.S. Army, most of which was spent in Germany, he returned to his studies and earned a Ph.D in Botany from the University of Chicago. John had a lifelong interest in nature and ecology, and he explored those interests in his careers as a professor in Illinois and Michigan, a farmer near Decatur, Michigan, and eco-resort owner in Belize. He is survived by his wife, Judy of Arlington, Texas; son, Jason and daughter-in-law, Kat; grandson, John Carlton of San Antonio; and brothers, Charles (Jan) of Maui, Hawaii, and David and Tom (Eleanor), both of Cortland. A true lover of humanity and the enviornment, Dr Yaeger has gone to rest. May the family find comfort in the many positive memories he leaves behind and in the knowledge that his soul is now resting in eternal peace.

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The event was a great success for the children of the Cayo area, there were children from Benque, San Ignacio, Santa Elena, Belmopan and many of the surrounding villages. There were gifts for over 600 children along with hot dogs, Crystal juices, cookies, cupcakes, candy, fruits and most important of all SANTA-CLAUS was present in all his glory! Arthur “Art” Wager from AMS was on hand to take photos of the children with SANTA-CLAUS. The children’s photos are available for viewing at the restaurant and prints can he obtained from Art Wager, AMS, George Price Avenue, Santa Elena. We would like to thank the following sponsors and volunteers: Arms of Love Preschool, Excel Computer Store,The Martinez Family, Chaa Creek Resort, Lisa’s Boutique, Kenrick Theus, John Roberson Jr. , Belize Natural Energy, San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council, Dr. Mike Martinez, Galen University, Scotia Bank, Gitz Office Supply, Belize Bird Rescue, Movies 7, A&R Enterprises, Larry’s Barber Shop, Costless Mart , Torres Bakery, Better In Belize, Joe Awe, The Old French Bakery, NL’s Tortillas, Delia’s, La Popular Bakery, Cayo Cable Vision, BIWG, Pacz Tours, Whistling Duck Farms, Madisco, Winsome Foundation, Holdfast Ltd., Bowen & Bowen, Cayo Cosmetology, Toucan Industries, Belize Red Cross, Dorothy and Martin Cooke, Nolan Garbutt, Fashion Galore, Verenas Foods, Rainforest Realty, Think Belize Ltd., Parrot Nest Resort, Codds Drug Store, Fabrigas, Spider Web, Pandy Show, Sue Schweitzer, Jim Smyrnios Shopper’s Choice, Pro Belize, Les & Susun Wilkinson Gale and Art Hubble There are many, many more who’s name we do not have but would like to thank. But most of all we want to thank Santa-Claus for making the trip all the way from the North Pole to be here with the children of Belize! See You next year! HAPPY HOLIDAYS from MOM’S PLACE

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH REPORTS ON ITS ACTVITIES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2009

BELIZE LEADS REGIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM INITIATIVE

The Ministry of Health, Belize in collaboration with Dalhousie University, Canada hosted a meeting to develop a Caribbean Health Outcomes Improvement Programme December 10-11, 2009. A sixteen member delegation arrived in country for this meeting including Hon. Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Health Guyana, Past-President of the World Health Assembly and Chair of the Caucus of CARICOM Ministers of Health. Other delegates included representatives of Dalhousie University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, InterAmerican Developmen t Bank, World Health Organization, University of Puerto Rico, Emory,Dartmouth University. The objective of the meeting was to design and launch a nonprofit, non-governmental programme to

support Integrated Health Information Systems (iHIS) (based upon the success of the Belize model) in all interested CARICOM nations. This comprehensive regional solution to Health Information Systems will assist with the development and deployment of disease managemen t protocols throu gh out the Caribbean. CARICOM nations participating in this initiative will be able to conduct yearly assessment of outcomes from the integrated health information systems. This meeting also served as a means to persuade prospective funding partners of the merits of supporting this initiative for the 20 member and associate member nations of CARICOM. The Programme is being designed and launched as a result of the unanimous resolution made by the Cau cus of CARICOM Min isters Responsible for Health on September 27, 2009. Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin and the Ministry of Health, Government of Belize, has been charged with the leadership of this initiative for the creation of the Programme. The meeting successfully concluded with a plan for Belize to continue leading this process to present to the next Caucus in January, 2010. It is intended that a regional integrated health information system will provide essential support to the Caribbean Public Health Agency CARPHA currently being established by CARICOM supported by PAHO.

SEASONAL FLU VACCINES As part of Belize’s Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan, the Ministry of Health has procured Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for at-risk groups which is available at Public Health Clinics and Health Centers throughout Belize. At-risk groups includes Infants 6 – 23 months old, the elderly over age 65, Health Care workers in contact with patients, and people aged 6 months – 60 years suffering from chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, HIV, and renal dysfunction. Seasonal Flu vaccines administered total 19,488 countrywide for the October 2009 to March 2010 vaccine season. ALL PERSONS IN THE ABOVE-MENTIONEDAT RISK GROUP WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR SEASONAL FLU VACCINE ARE REMINDED TO DO SO AT THEIR NEAREST PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITY.

BELIZEANS BENEFITS FROM TAIWAN DENTAL MISSION The Dental Department, Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Taiwan Medical Peace Corps (TRMPC) provided Dental Services to the Belizean Population in selected areas in the country December 7-11, 2009. Dental Services were provided at the Corozal Regional Hospital on the 7th. . Dental treatment was also provided at Stella Maris School on the 8th and 9th and on December 10th dental services were provided at Samuel Haynes Center. Services included cleaning, composite fillings, silver amalgams and selected extractions. This Dental Team from Taiwan included four Dentists equipped with their own mobile dental unit. The President of the Group is Dr. Chi-Chun Liu. The team also included Dr. Shu-Hua Shih, Dr. Yi-Wen Wang and Dr. Nai-Ping Chiang. Approximately 500 persons benefited from this program. Special appreciation is extended to his Excellency Ting Joseph Shih Ambassador for the Republic of China (Taiwan), Hon Pablo Marin Minster of Health and Dr. Peter Allen Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Health for facilitating the processing of the Taiwan Group Certificates of Appreciation which were given to all Dentists and the First Secretary Pi-Chiang Chang. In related news, the Dental Department, Ministry of Health met with Advisor Health Systems and Services PAHO, Mrs. Marilyn Entwistle to discuss the ways PAHO is able to assist the Dental Department with the Dental Health Education Program. Discussions were carried out and it was agreed that PAHO would be able to assist in creating Dental Awareness through Education for the Belizean population. The targeted population is primary school kids ages 4 to 13 years, teachers and parents. The Educational material includes posters, pamphlets, brochures and other literature at a cost of approximately BZ$6,000.00. This agreement by PAHO enhances the commitment we have to fight caries by way of education. The Dental Department embraces this effort and will be distributing the material country wide as we take on the challenge of fighting this disease. PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com

Police Receives Mental Health Training The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Police Department hosted a Mental Health Training Workshop for twenty-five Police Officers a t the Sa n I g n a c i o Hospital, Bullet Tree Road, Cayo D i s t r i c t December, 2009. Police Officers have bee n rece iving on going training through a series of workshops on different mental illnesses, scenarios involving mental patients and the kinds of intervention that are appropriate. The police officers expressed their appreciation to the Mental Health Program of the MOH for taking time to train and enlighten them in such important issues since they deal with people that have mental disorders. The Mental Health Programme - Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Police Department and the Pan American Health Organization developed a Mental Health Training Manual – Belize Police Officer Guide. This guide is the basis of training for police officers countrywide as they play a vital role to minimize injury to themselves and mental health patients. The mental health training manual for police officers is intended to assist police officers with the procedures for handling persons with mental disorders, giving them better a understanding of the problems so that they can continue to preserve lives and protect property while executing their duties.

Valley of Peace Health Center Valley of Peace Village, Cayo District

Over the past years, Cayo District has been the fastest growing District. The Valley of Peace Village is one that has shown significant increase in population in this Region with an estimated population of 2,400. This has created the need for a new Health Center. Through partnership and collaboration between the Rotary Club of Canada and the Ministry of Health - Western Health Region, the construction of the new Valley of Peace Health Center is being made possible. The Rotary Canada is funding the construction of the building. The first phase has now commenced with the demolishment of the old building. The Valley of Peace Health Center is planned to provide primary care services, health promotion and preventive health to all its residents with an objective to improve the health of the community. The delivery of Primary Health Care Services to the people of Valley of Peace is among the priorities of the Ministry Of Health and Western Health Region. The improvement in community health is in accordance with the Vision and the mandate of the Ministry of Health. Summary of Primary Care Services – Valley of Peace Health Center General Medicine, Nursing Services, Specific Programs: Immunization, Nutrition Education, Tuberculosis Control, Pre and Postnatal Monitoring, Family Planning Counseling and Services Early Detection of Cervical Cancer using Papanicolau Screening Epidemiological Surveillance – Notifiable Disease, Malaria & Dengue Control, Clinical detection, Treatment and Monitoring of: Hypertension, Diabetes, ARI and HIV The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Health - Western Health Region is committed to continue supporting the Valley of Peace Health Center through the employment of essential staff and the provision of basic medical supplies and equipment.

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A.L Responding To George Gonzalez “I am NO ORDINARY PERSON!” says Jorge David Aguallo Dear Editor; Please publish the following for me:

I choose to be an uncommon person. I seek opportunity - not security. I do not wish to be kept, humiliated, or stifled; by having the State look after me. I want the calculated risk to dream, to plan, to build; to fail or succeed. I prefer the challenges of life - to a guaranteed subsistence. I refuse to trade my principles for a handout. I will not swap freedom for welfare, or my dignity for exploitation. I will cower to no man, nor will I be intimidated. I strive to make positive difference in this world. I cannot sit idly by and point the finger at “them” - I understand that “them” is me when I choose to do NOTHING.

I take responsibility for all of my choices and actions. I stand erect, uplifted, and unafraid of life or the people and situations I find myself in. I choose where I am, what I do, and how I do it. I realize that each of my failings is an opportunity to improve myself. I am NO ORDINARY PERSON! Jorge David Aguallo Born in Benque Viejo del Carmen on the 15 September 1968.

Alcoholic Anonymous Meets Every Saturday At 11:00 am At Sacred Heart Church In San Ignacio Hello Star, I read with interest your article on alcoholism in last weekend’s edition of the newspaper. Having been an alcoholic all my adult life, I know the worst problems I, and my innocent family have had, are directly related to alcohol. Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) will help, but they won't reach out to the alcoholic, the individual with the dependency has to reach out to them.

AA is there with open, understanding and non-judgmental arms. I know because they have helped keep me sober the last eight weeks. AA meets every Saturday at 11:00 am, at Sacred Heart Church, San Ignacio inside the small white building to the left of church. The meeting is open to the general public and anyone is welcome to attend. Pedro

Dear Editor; I would like to respond to the article by George and Candy Gonzalez in the December 13, 2009 edition of the STAR Newspaper. If in any way I offended any "Belizean" in putting a flag of Israel above a Belizean flag I do apologize. My only reason is that I believe that Israel is God's chosen land and this is my way of expressing myself and in no way I am promoting or condone "Zionism." I will only bring down the flag if there is anything in the laws of Belize that forbade me from doing so. Why should God choose one nation out of the many that fill the globe? What is so special about that tiny strip of land between the continents, the country we now

call Israel, for which He seems to have such a deep regard? A short answer to this question would be that as God is the Creator, He does not have to answer to us for what He does. We view His work from a very short time-span, compared with the eternity through which He operates. We must be prepared to wait a very long time if we want to know why He does things a certain way. Mr George Gonzalez is entitle to his opinion and am I. Mr Gonzalez wrote said: "It seems an appropriate time to write this article as we approach the celebration of the birth of Jesus, for those who are Christians." Let me ask him this question: Mr. Gonzalez: Are you a Christian? God bless Belize! Signed A.L. San Ignacio Town, Cayo

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Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that DANIEL MONTGOMERY is applying for the renewal of his RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate REMO’S ROADHOUSE located on Bullet Tree Road, Bullet Tree Falls Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that FLORENTINO PENADOS is applying for the renewal of his MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate TROPICAL WINGS NATURE CENTER/TRUCK STOP located in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that HECTOR SIERRA is applying for the renewal of his RESTAURANT & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate SIERRA FRIENDS located in the Bradley’s Bank Area, Santa Elena Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that GURMINDER SINGH is applying for a PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate NICK’S BAR located on Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ELMA AWE is applying for the renewal of her MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate CARMITA’S SALOON located on Independence Street, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that JONATHAN CARIDDI is applying for the renewal of his RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate MR. GREEDY’S TOO located on Burns Avenue, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that SAUL LISBEY is applying for the renewal of his PUBLICAN SPECAIL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate CABANA DEL SOL located in Bullet Tree Falls Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that NADEGE WEBB is applying for the renewal of her RESTAURANT & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate MYSTIC RIVER RESORT located at Mile 6 Cristo Rey Road in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that GEORGINA ZABANEH is applying for the renewal of her NIGHT CLUB LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate EAGLE’S LANDING located on Wyatt Street, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ISMAEL MARTINEZ is applying for the renewal of his MALT & CIDER LIQ UOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate BABY CHAM located at #27 Buena Vita Street, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that JAMES BEVIS is applying for the renewal of his RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate MOUNTAIN EQUESTRIAN TRAILS located at Mile 8, Mountain Pine Ridge Area in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that GUILLERMO & ANNA VALDEZ is applying for the renewal of their CONVENIENCE LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate SUZY’S STORE located Succotz in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ERMITA LISETTE MARTINEZ is applying for the renewal of her PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate PRIDE OF MOPAN located in Bullet Tree Falls Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that PINE RIDGE LODGE is applying for the renewal of their RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate PINE RIDGE LODGE located in the Mountain Pine Ridge Area in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that MARY CARIDDI is applying for a RESTAURANT & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate MAHOGANY HALL BELIZE located in Bullet Tree Falls Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that NICK MASTERSON is applying for the renewal of his PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate MISTY MOUNTAIN located in the Pine Ridge Area in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that GLORIA ESPERANZA RAMIREZ is applying for the renewal of her BEER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate GONZALEZ BAR located in Buena Vita Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that AMALIO CABB is applying for the renewal of his SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate RON’S SUPERMARKET located at Branch Mouth in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that JOAN RITCHIE is applying for the renewal of her RESTAURANT & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate J & K BAR & GRILL located on Bluehole Street, Cahal Pech Area, Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that HUA YAN ZHEN is applying for the renewal of his SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate HAPPY SUPER STORE located on Kennedy Street, Benque Viejo Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ARMANDO CANTO is applying for the renewal of his SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate MANDY’S STORE located in San Antonio Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that MATILDE CHAVEZ is applying for the renewal of her MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate BAR EL CENTRO located in Duck Run 1 in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that AMELIA REID is applying for the renewal of her SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate LEO BAR located in Georgeville Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that CARLOS SEGURA is applying for the renewal of his PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate SEGURA’S GROCERY located in Georgeville Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that RICHARD MEINTS is applying for the renewal of his PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate GARDEN OF EVE located in the Central Farm Area in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ARMANDO CANTO is applying for the renewal of his SHOP LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate MANDY’S STORE located in Augustine Forest Station, Mountain Pine Ridge in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ELIZABETH STOREY is applying for a new application for her PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate THE JUNCTION located at the Junction of the Pine Ridge Road and San Antonio Road in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that ROSITA FERNANDEZ is applying for the renewal of her PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate TRASH TOP located in Esperanza Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that NELINA AYUSO is applying for the renewal of her NIGHT CLUB LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate CANTA BAR located on Hudson Street, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that EMERITO SHISH is applying for the renewal of his RESTAURANT & BAR LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate MAYA VISTA RESORT located in Succotz Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that THEO ANDREA STEVEN is applying for the renewal of her MALT & CIDER LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate PARROT NEST LODGE located in Bullet Tree Falls Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that CATALINA BUTCHER is applying for the renewal of her RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate AGUADA RESTAURANT & HOTEL located on Aguada Street, Santa Elena Town in the Cayo District.

NOTICE: The Liquor Licensing Board for San Ignacio, Santa Elena and surrounding communities informs all applicants for liquor license that meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 for applicants within the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town area and on Tuesday, January 20, 2010 for applicants from surrounding communities. FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE REFER TO THE ADVERTISEMENT ON PAGE 13. PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com

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resident of the nearby community of Duck Run III. The vehicle was found with damage to the front fender, wheel and door on the driver’s side. Police are of the opinion that the deceased was driving alone and might have fallen asleep at the wheel resulting in the vehicle running, out of control, off the roadway. Police further suspect that the run away vehicle might have flipped over several times thereby catapulting Larios therefore resulting in visible injuries to the head. The body was removed from the scene and transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital were it was officially pronounce dead.

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Duties/Responsibilities: (1) Conduct verification of daily petroleum production and sales reports of petroleum contractors and prepare and maintain database of petroleum production, sales and inventory. (2) Conduct monthly and annual reconciliation of petroleum production, sales and inventory of petroleum contractors. (3) Conduct regular verification of gross revenues of petroleum contractors. (4) Conduct regular verification of costs and expenditures of petroleum contractors. (5) Prepare reports on verification of petroleum production and sales, gross revenues and expenditures of petroleum contractors including findings and recommendations. (6) Prepare and maintain financial database of revenues and expenditures of petroleum contractors. (7) Verify compliance of petroleum contractors with accounting obligations consistent with generally accepted procedures and standards in the international petroleum industry. (8) Assist in preparing annual audit plan for auditing of petroleum contractors. (9) Maintain departmental petroleum accounting files for petroleum contractors. Must be willing to travel locally, regionally and internationally for training and in the fulfilment of duties. Salary: NPS 10 of $17,292 x 828 - $33,024 Age:

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ARIES: March 22 to April 20

LEO: July 24 to August 21

This week sees you moving on to a different mental plane, where higher ideals begin to matter. You are a bit more introspective. Work may have you travelling. You will be drawn to a new skill or may get interested in acquiring new knowledge. Lucky Numbers : 04, 26, 70.

You are inspired to be creative by inputs of those around you, including your rivals. You could start a new venture with a large investment derailing your budget. Travel is also likely. You could spend memorable times with loved ones. Pay attention to details while putting signatures to contracts. Lucky Numbers : 01, 32, 84.

TAURUS: April 21 to May 21 This week sees you reviewing the year gone by and things may appear satisfactory on the whole. However, you are likely to be less than happy with your own performance and will try to work out a strategy to better it. Try to be realistic and be a bit easier on yourself. Lucky Numbers: 06, 43, 61.

GEMINI: May 22 to June 21 It is as if all the stress of the last few months melted away. There is a sudden inflow of money, easing the situation. Apart from it, there is warmth and bonhomie among family members. You will be able to patch up differences with a loved one. Health also improves remarkably. Lucky Numbers : 05, 28, 49.

CANCER: June 22 to July 23 You will be snowed under with additional work or responsibilities at home. Health may also pose some problems. You are also cautioned against inviting trouble on count of your hardliner approach. It may seem like a tough start but many rewards await you. Lucky Numbers : 02, 11, 95.

VIRGO: August 22 to September 21 Hard work will yield success, both in terms of reputation as well as monetary rewards. There are indications of love being there in abundance. So is a new awakening into higher spiritual realms. Games of chance in stocks is likely to yield gains but do not go overboard with risk-taking. Lucky Numbers: 08, 54, 77.

LIBRA: September 22 to October 23 Empowerment is one word that sums up your mental state. You feel driven to proving yourself with all new ideas that you are brimming with. The problems that have surrounded you for a long time disappear and harmony takes over. Lucky Numbers: 09, 50, 72.

SCORPIO: October 24 to November 21 Routine life moves at a regular pace. Professional life is secured. You seek out the company of wise men to gain answers to life’s more complicated riddles. Ties with loved ones are strengthened. You approach relationships more sensibly knowing well that balance is the key. Lucky Numbers: 18, 65, 73.

SAGITTARIUS: November 22 to December 21 The start could be a bit stressful. You may oscillate between indifference and despondency. There will be a greater tendency towards fault finding. Delays due to slow pace of other people could irritate you. Despite problems, your work will not suffer. Try to cultivate more patience. Lucky Numbers: 25, 37, 82.

CAPRICORN: December 22 to January 20 There is a great sense of satisfaction in your heart. Your achievements are well deserved. You could be expressing gratitude to friends and people in your network who have facilitated your success. Domestic environment is harmonious. Planning of purchase of an asset could be on. Lucky Numbers: 14, 51, 69.

AQUARIUS: January 21 to February 19 You are pushing to close unfinished business. You will be working hard not only to enhance your income but also to gain reputation as a formidable force in your area of work. Work is driving you but do not ignore your loved ones. Lucky Numbers: 10, 27, 96.

PISCES: February 20 to March 21 New Year starts on a good note. Personal and professional life are both engaging. You will be able to find a suitable partner for your venture. Increased earnings are indicated. You could be spending for some auspicious celebration. If you allow things to work out at a normal pace, the results can be better than expected. Lucky Numbers: 07, 33, 58. PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com

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Be Careful How You Advertise Too Much To Drink A tourist, obviously drunk, was driving the wrong way down Albert Street in Belize City when a Traffic Officer pulled him over. "This is a one way street

buddy. Didn't you see the arrow?" asked the Officer. "Arrow! What arrow?" the confused driver said. "I didn't even see the Indians.”

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anyone. 20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. 21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. 23. Smile and laugh more. 24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 4. Live with the 3 E's: Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy 5. Make time to pray. 6. Play more games. 7. Read more books than you did in 2009. 8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. 9. Sleep for 7 hours every day. 10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile. YOUR PERSONALITY:

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 13. Don't over do. Keep your limits. 14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip. 16. Dream more while you are awake. 17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. 19. Don't hate others. Life is too short to waste time hating

A little old woman answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner. "Good morning," said the young man. "If I could take a couple minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners.” "Go away!" said the old woman. "I haven't got any money!" and she proceeded to close the door. Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. "Don't be too hasty!" he said.

"Not until you have at least seen my demonstration." He proceeded to empty a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet. "If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder." The old woman stepped back and said, "Come on in boy. My son, who is sitting over there is a Judge of the Supreme Court and he heard your promise so I hope you've got a darned good appetite, because the power company cut off my electricity this morning."

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25. Call your family often. 26. Each day give something good to others. 27. Forgive everyone for everything. 28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. 29. Try to make at least three people smile each day. 30. What other people think of you is none of your business. 31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. YOUR LIFE

32. Do the right thing! 33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 34. GOD heals everything. 35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 37. The best is yet to come. 38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it. 39. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

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By: Wellington C. Ramos In almost all the countries in the English speaking Caribbean their crime rates have increased to the point where the governments are frustrated and baffled by the new numbers. Not only have the crimes increased but when it comes to bodily harm and theft they are more violent in nature. In Belize where I am from it is gang violence, murders and violent robberies. The rate of crime in a couple months last year may have influenced the early departure of the then

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Commissioner of Police Gerald Westby to this new Police Commissioner Crispin Jeffries. Yet despite the change at the top brass the difference in numbers is minimal. In order to solve crimes, the government must find out the true reasons why people chose to commit crimes and come up with a crime prevention plan. A crime prevention plan should include the following measures; beat patrol, community policing, criminal intelligence, arrest and conviction of criminals, reforming prisoners, criminal investigation, deportees rehabilitation, drug eradication, drug rehabilitation, drug treatment programs, youth programs and a confidential telephone hot-line for the awarding of rewards. After a crime is committed, Law Enforcement authorities must spend a lot of time trying to detect who committed the crime which could be avoided if more resources are invested

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in crime prevention. I was a member of the Belize Police Force between 1973 and 1978. I therefore have experience working in most of those areas I outlined earlier. In those days the Orange Walk District ranked first in terms of violent crimes involving bodily harm with Belize City having the most incidents of theft. Residents of Orange Walk District had the economic means to survive and did not need to engage in petty theft. However, crimes of bodily were due to arguments over drugs and bar quarrels that led to outright violence. Today, I do not know what is the current statistics but from what I have read in the news, Belize City has taken over crimes in all categories. I was posted in the Orange Walk District from 1974 to 1977 as a Crimes Investigator. We had a lot of unsolved murder cases. Many of these cases could have been solved if more resources were allotted to the police

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detachment in Orange Walk. Geographically, the Orange District is huge with many populated satellite villages. I am of the firm opinion that those who engage in criminal activities do so out of desperation. They make it their lifestyles. They have no regard or respect for the citizens of their countries. A government that cannot protect its citizens from these criminals, in a matter of time itself will become victims of these people. The population of Belize is relatively small and most Belizeans are related in one way or the other or they know each other. I have travelled every district in Belize, I have met and interacted with Belizeans from all walks of life and therefore I know that, by nature, Belizeans are not a violent people. I am strongly urging this government to make crime reduction their number one priority this year. Criminal deported from the United States of America to their home countries are a new breed Please Turn To Page 14

The Liquor Licensing Board for San Ignacio/ Santa Elena and surrounding communities informs all applicants for Intoxicating Liquor Licenses for the year 2010, that the first meeting of the Board for the new year will be held at the Cultural Center in San Ignacio commencing at 9:00 am on the following two days. 1) Tuesday, January 19, 2010 for establishments within San Ignacio and Santa Elena Towns a) LOCAL APPLICANTS during the MORNING HOURS and b) CHINESE OPERATED ESTABLISHMENTS during the AFTERNOON HOURS. 2) Wednesday, January 20, 2010 for ALL those establishments located in surrounding villages and communities. All persons objecting to the issuance of a license to any establishment are advised to do so either in writing, before the above dates, to the Chairman, Liquor Licensing Board, Town Hall, San Ignacio Town, Cayo or in person at the meeting. PDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial version www.pdffactory.com

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El Grupo Rey Divino with the Event Coordination, Samuel Cocom (2nd left) SAN JOSE SUCCOTZ Viejo Town. VILLAGE, Cayo District, Thanks to the efforts of Monday, January 4, 2010: Minister Erwin Contreras, the BY: Samuel Cocom beginning of the New Year in the It gives me great pleasure to deep west was celebrated publicly express appreciation with two days of live Christian and sincere gratitude to the Concert on Friday, January 1 and Hon. Erwin Contreras, Area Saturday, January 2, at the Representative for the football field in San Jose Succotz Cayo West Constituency for the Village. financial and other resorces he The concert began at 7:00 pm expended in making the coming and lasted right up to midnight. of the New Year a joyous The over 3,000 persons attendocassion for residents of the ing the concert on both days villages of San Jose Succotz, were treated to live christian Calla Creek, Arenal and Benque music and performance by Rey

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Divino from Suchitepequez, Guatemala and Voces Para Cristo from neighboring Melchor De Mencos, Peten, Guatemala as well as Hossana and Jabes from San Jose Succotz. The community was likewise pleased to have seen many

visitors from Melchor De Mencos, Guatemala in attendance on both nights. Apart from the live entertainment another highlight of the event was the collective prayers for prosperity for Belize and all its leaders.

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of criminals. They return with experiences that local criminals do not possess. Governments of the receiving countries must therefore have special programs to deal with criminal deportees. Weapons of all sorts are coming into Belize from neighbouring countries. This destructive trafficking has got to end. Most of the weapons are far more advanced than the weapons available to local law enforcement agencies. If we come together as a people and make up our minds

that we are going to address this problem together as one big family, then we will see a major reduction in the crime rates and a better way of life for all Belizeans. Visitors to Belize and the other Caribbean countries have similar experiences in their own countries. The government should bring together leaders from all political, social, religious and non-governmental organizations in the effort to jointly seek ways and means to combat crimes because of its severe effects on society as a whole.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that TERESITA RODRIGUEZ is applying for the renewal of her PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate TERRI’S TULIPAN BAR located in Cristo Rey Village in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that RONALD CASTAGNERA is applying for the renewal of his RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate MACAW BANK JUNGLE LODGE located at Mile 2 Macaw Bank Road in the Cayo District

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that GEOVANNI DAWSON is applying for the renewal of his PUBLICAN SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate LA PASADITA BAR located on La Loma Luz Boulevard, Santa Elena Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that DANIEL SILVA is applying for the renewal of his RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate CAHAL PECK VILLAGE located in the Cahal Pech Area of San Ignacio in the Cayo District

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that LUIS VALDEZ is applying for the renewal of his PUBLICAN GENERAL LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate TIENDA GRACIAS A DIOS located on the Western Highway, Santa Elena Town in the Cayo District.

Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that JOHN MICHAEL FLEMMING is applying for the renewal of his RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate CHAA CREEK RESORT located on the Chial Road off the Western Highway between San Ignacio & Benque Viejo Towns in the Cayo District

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Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that FRANCISCO RUIZ is applying for the renewal of his RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate SANNY’S GRILL located on 23rd Street, San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District. Notice is hereby be given that under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Chapter 150 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, that BULENT YESILYURT is applying for the renewal of his NIGHT CLUB LIQUOR LICENSE for the year 2010 to operate PRINCESS GAMBLING SALON located on the Western Highway in the Cayo District.

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when it was opened in his presence it was found to contain two black plastic bags both with suspected marijuana inside. The bag and boy were removed from the bus and transported to the San Ignacio police station where the parcels where placed on the scale with one weighing 161.4 grams and the other 14.3 grams of suspected marijuana. The detainee was identified as Edwin Flores, 19, Belizean laborer of a Burns Street address of Benque Viejo Town. He was formerly arrested and charged for one count of drug trafficking and one count of drug possession. He appeared before San Ignacio’s Magistrate Anna Rachel Montejo on Tuesday, January 5, where he pleaded

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Edwin Flores, 19 guilty to both charges and was fined a total of $505 payable by April 30, 2010 in default six months imprisonment.

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In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are "limbs," therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, "Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg." ********** As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year, usually in May and in October! Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term "big wig." Today we often use the term "here comes the Big Wig"

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because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy. ********** In the late 1700s, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The "head of the household" always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the "chair man." Today in business, we use the expression or title "Chairman" or "Chairman of the Board." ********** Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told, "mind your own bee's wax." Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term "crack a smile." In addition,

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when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt... t herefore, the expression losing face." ********** Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the "Ace of Spades." To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't "playing with a full deck." ********** Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV's or radios the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to "go sip some ale" and listen to people's conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. “You go sip here" and "You go sip there." The two words "go sip" were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term "gossip."

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As gang rivalry continues in the old capital, another grenade explosion has claimed the life of yet another boy on the streets of Belize City. Police reports that it was shortly after 7:00 pm on Monday, December 28, 2009 when they were summoned to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and ushered into the trauma room to the officially pronounced body of Rudolph Flowers, 14, of #3633 Fabers Road, Belize City. The body had a visible hole on the left side of the abdomen. The police team was then led to another section of the hospital where they came in contact with two surviving victims of the explosion. The first individual, with injuries to the right thumb and right knee, was identified as Leon Williams, 28, of #29 Fabers Road, Belize City while the second person, with injuries to the inner right thigh, back and left foot, was identified as

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Rudolph Williams and injuries to Kenneth Barrow and Leon Williams. Scene of Crime personnel from the eastern police division, accompanied by explosive experts from the Belize Defence Force, responded to the scene of the incident where they found a crater and holes around the cement fence obviously caused by the fragmentation effects of device. A grenade safety pin was retrieved from the scene. Police reports that Leon Williams subsequently discharged himself from the hospital. Aggressive investigation led to the arrest, three days later on Thursday, December 31, of Lusby Martinez, 25, of #43 Pelican Street, Belize City. Martinez was subsequently formally charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempt murder and two counts of use of deadly means of harm. He has since been remanded to the Hattieville Central Prison to reappear in court on Thursday, February 4, 2010.

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where: a) The December 14, burglary of the Bullet Tree Falls Village residence of primary school teacher Carlos Thompson resulting in the loss of several pieces of jewelry, a DVD player and two dozen DVD movies, all for a total value of $3,400. Entry was reportedly gained through the front door which according to Thompson was left open when the family departed on their various routes for the day. b) The December 21, burglary of the Martin Galvez Boulevard, San Ignacio residence of Teresa Del Carmen Diaz, 38, Belizean housewife resulting in the loss of one black Sony stereo with two speakers, one bracelet and one silver ring all for a total value of $700. Police observed that entry into Diaz’ wooden house was gained by prying the lock off a back door and c) The December 23, burglary of the residence of Mary Lee Langlois, 47, Canadian domestic of #23 Neal’s Road Santa Elena, resulting in the loss of three laptop computers, an iPod and other pieces of electronic equipment for an estimated total value of $7, 750. In this instance, there was no sign of forced entry into the 50x60 cement building. Police first received information of a boy going around trying to sell a complete stereo system with speakers for only $150. The investigations led to the detention of Daniel Sagastume, 18, Belizean laborer of an Eduardo Juan Street address in Santa Elena. Sagastume led police to a home in San Ignacio Town where they recovered Diaz’ stereo, Thompson’s DVD player and DVD movies along with other items, including jewelry linked to other reported burglaries. Investigations also led to the recovery of 3 laptops identified by Mary Lee Langlois as her property. Further investigation also led to the arrest of a sixteen year old minor residing on Zaiden Street in Santa Elena while the search continues for one Melvin Neal who is believed to be an accomplice to the minor. Charged with burglary and handling stolen goods, Sagastume appeared before Magistrate Anna Rachel Montejo on Tuesday, December 29, where he pleaded guilty to both charges. On

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the burglary charge he was fined $1,005 payable by July 1, 2010 in default one year in jail. On the handling stolen goods charge he was also fined $1,005 payable by October 1, 2010 in default also one year in jail. The 16 year old minor appeared in court on Wednesday, December 30, where he also pled guilty to a burglary charge and was sentenced to two years confinement at the Youth Hostel, mile 21 on the Western Highway, Belize District. As incidents of reported burglaries continue into the new year, Rosanna Depaz, 22, Belizean student reported the January 4, 2010 burglary of her parents #10 Toucan Street, San Ignacio Town residence which reportedly occurred between 11:00 a.m. and 12 noon.

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42A Western Highway, Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize, Central America The investigation revealed that entry and exit into the building was gained by prying open a back wooden door. In this instance, the burglar(s) made off again with the items of choice being two laptops and an assortment of jewelry all for an estimated total loss of $8,800.00bcy. San Ignacio police takes this opportunity to advise residents that it is a serious offence to handle and purchase stolen goods. The police further advise, that in

an effort to address this obviously growing crime they will be aggressively pursuing all those persons who insists in handling and buying stolen property. The police additionally advise all owners of jewelry and expensive electronic equipment to provide additional security for these items which have obviously become the merchandise of choice for the few criminal elements roaming around the community.

Cayo Centre For Employment Training Institute For Technical and Vocational Education and Training

PO Box 134, Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize, Central America Tel: 824-2944/4203, Fax: 824-2944 E-mail: [email protected]

The Cayo Center for Employment Training will be resuming sessions for the 2010 Training Cycle on the 25th January. Programmes offered are: Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Automotive Mechanics Electrical Installation – House Wiring Food Preparation/Cooking Furniture Manufacturing/Cabinetry Tourism: Front Office Tourism: Hospitality Management

All programmes are for a nine months duration plus one month On the Job Training. Registration will resume on the 18th January, 2010. For furthur enquiry please call 824-2944, 824-4203 or 604-8265

VACANCY A Full Time Electrical – House Wiring Instructor. Requirements: • At least three(3) years field experience • In possession of a wireman’s license • Willingness and ability to teach • Minimum twenty four years of age • Belizean or in possession of a valid permit to work in Belize Salary: Negotiable

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Also reported missing were two cash pans, one containing $650 and the other with approximately $10 in coins. Investigation revealed that entry into the 20x30 downstairs office was gained by the removal of the burglar bar and all seven louvers from a back small bathroom window. Investigators are of the opinion that rifle was the main objective of the burglary and that those who pulled off the act might have known exactly where to go within the building to get the gun as police strongly suspect that no light was used to find the merchandise since, laying on top of the hard plastic case where the rifle was kept, was a 12 gauge shotgun and when the lid of the plastic case was lifted, the 12 gauge shotgun slid to the back of the shelf, into the darkness, and out of the sight of the burglars. Furthermore, investigation revealed that the secretary’s workstation was left undisturbed

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with at least $150 left inside an unlocked drawer while several thousands of dollars worth of modern computers and other

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electronic equipment were left undisturbed. With the magnitude of the investigation currently underway, police strongly believe that it is only a matter of

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time before they lay their hands on those holding this firearm and are strongly advising those in possession of this gun to make arrangements for its recovery.

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