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On Saturday in Independence Hall, Party Leader the Hon. John Briceno received an overwhelming and crystal clear mandate from the real owners of the Party, the rank and file supporters and members from all corners of the country. Enough of this nonsense, they said in one voice – we must engage the real enemy and engage them now, under the leadership of John Briceno, or we will be in Opposition for another 5 years come 2013, a n d t h a t i s u n a c c e p t a b l e. T h e Party Leader was instructed in no
uncertain terms to do whatever is necessary to take the Party forward, to chart the way to Belmopan. The people demanded action and they were heard. To t h o s e m e m b e r s o f t h e Executive who were not present; to those who have been perceived as threatening the unity and forward movement of the Party; to those who sat in their corners while the work of rebuilding the Party was carried out - a message was also sent. No longer will their actions be tolerated. If they are not willing
to work and willing to heed the call of the people, they will be replaced. As one Constituency Chair man from the North put it succinctly – they can have their say, but we will have our way. Our people in Independence Hall that day only issued through clear directives that which has been echoed by tens of thousands of PUP supporters all across this nation – The Party must unite. The energies of the Party have too long been directed at the wrong enemy. The UDP is the enemy and they
must be engaged and hammered for thwith. W hile we have been distracted, the UDP has been conducting war against our people from one corner of this country to the other, victimizing them, causing them to suffer. The Party can only be true to its mandate of serving the people if it unites immediately and moves forward to Belmopan, vanquishing the enemy of the PUP and the enemy of the people and the nation, Dean Barrow’s UDP. The man selected to lead (Continued on pg. 3)
Jerdick Thompson S e ve n t e e n y e a r- o l d Je r d i ck Thompson,an employee of one of Belize City's more popular s u p e r m a r ke t s i s d e a d a f t e r h e was shot while riding contrar y t o t h e f r e e f l ow o f t r a f f i c o n Glynn Street near the Public's Super market. He had just left the home of his girlfriend, Olisha
Myles on George Street and was h e a d i n g t owa r d s h i s h o u s e o n Fredrick's Alley on the nor th side of the Swing Bridge shortly before 10 pm on Wendesday night w h e n h i s a t t a cke r, b e l i e ve d t o have been stalking him, rode up beside him and fired one shot that blasted his left ear at close range. It appears that the homicide was a deliberate, carefully timed attack, because Thompson's mother, Laver n, handed over to police, his cellular phone littered with death threats from an unknown number. Police are studying the details of those messages to see if they can crack the case. T hompson would have had two m a j o r even ts o ccur r i n g i n October: he was going to turn 18 on the 17th and on the 27th, he would have completed one year (Continued on pg. 3)
Another Baby Dies Another Youth Murdered
Yohani Montejo Confidence in the quality of medical care provided at public hospitals under the Barrow Administration has been fast eroding and with another repor t of a baby dying due to perceived negligence by the health system in Orange Walk, it will only get worse.
Norman Slusher A y o u n g c o u p l e , Yo h a n i Montejo and Nor man Slusher, is completely devastated after their first born son died only half hour after Montejo had given bir th. But according to Montejo, the tragedy could have been averted if the hospital had given her (Continued on pg. 3)
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PRESS RELEASE PUP CAYO EXECUTIVES ENDORSES JOHNNY BRICEÑO
The People Have Spoken…
On Saturday, August 28, 2010, the rank and file of the People’s United Party stood up in historic Independence Hall to remind all those present that they are the real owners of the PUP and they will make the decisions as far as the party is concerned. They called for – no, they demanded unity within the Party; the people demanded an end to the infernal internal bickering; they demanded that the leadership engage the real enemy which is the UDP; they demanded that the PUP Constitution be always upheld; they demanded an early Special ‘Unity’ Convention to chart the way forward to Belmopan and they demanded that those persons in the Executive who have not contributed to the work of the Party be removed and replaced by members who will give their lives to the peaceful, constr uctive Belizean revolution. It is a cr y that has been a long time in coming, but now uttered, cannot be ignored. The reason for the cry was echoed by all present from all corners of the countr y. If the Party does not unite and unite now, it will not be going to Belmopan when the next general elections are called by this dictatorial administration. Another ter m in Opposition simply will not be tolerated. Thousands of loyal supporters of the People’s United Party continue to suffer under the UDP through victimization, visionless policies, incompetence, corruption and neglect. Our economy is in r uins, our industries in chaos, our social fabric in tatters and this government has nothing to offer but more pain. With one voice the rank and file of the People’s United Party instr ucted Leader John Briceno to do anything necessar y to effect a change, to ensure that the PUP fulfill its mandate of ser vice to all our people, to ensure that the Party return to Belmopan. In overwhelming fashion, the people of the PUP National Council endorsed John Briceno as the Leader of the Party and the man who will be the next Prime Minister of this nation. Twenty-six of 31 political constituencies were fully represented at the meeting, and support for Briceno was resounding, with recognition that for the past two and a half years he has been the man in the trenches, the man visiting villages all over the countr y to talk to the people, to hear their concerns, to assist where possible. On Saturday the charge was led by longtime successful politician Mike Espat from Toledo East, who stated – ‘One thing was common in all those villages. Gentlemen, if you all want our support, you all have to unite. And it seems that we in the People’s United Party refuse to listen. It seems that we spend more time fighting ourselves than fighting with the UDP. Our commitment after those meetings with the caucus from the South – I am pledging to you my support. We don’t have time to g o fight in any Convention and that is why we made a move. We made a move in Corozal that we are endorsing you as the Leader of the People’s United Party. This bull has to stop. And who in the People’s United Party will say that’s not democratic? No man, it is we who will decide. This Party belongs to us. We make those decisions here. This Party doesn’t belong to two, three people.’ Following the instructions of his people, Party Leader John Briceno announced that a Special National Convention of the People’s United Party will be held on October 17, 2010 in Dangriga Town. All positions on the Executive will be up for g rabs, and nominations for posts will be accepted between September 1 -13. In the spirit of inclusivity, the amendment to the PUP Constitution which allows for 1 delegate for ever y 25 votes received (as opposed to 1 delegate for ever y 100 votes) will be in effect. Coming out of the National Party Council meeting, the message to those in the Executive who have not contributed to the work of the People’s United Party is clear. If you choose not to listen to the demands of the people who gave you your mandate, you will be given notice. The message to the United Democratic Party is even clearer and there is no doubt that they have received word that the day of reckoning is at hand. A united, focused and deter mined People’s United Party, buoyed by the mandate of the masses of supporters across this countr y will be undeterred in its march to Belmopan. October 17, 2010 will mark the beginning of the end of this short lived but ter ribly destr uctive Bar row administration. Long Live the People’s United Party. Que Viva Belize!
San Ignacio Town, September 1st 2010: The PUP Executive Committee for Cayo North and Cayo Northeast met yesterday with Party Leader, Johnny Briceño and discussed a wide range of issues in preparation for the Party’s 60th Anniversary celebration and National Convention. During the discussion the Party Leader congratulated the executive committee members for their hard work and encouraged them to continue promoting the PUP’s philosophy of servitude as the Party continues to regain the confidence of the Belizean people. At the end of the meeting, both the Cayo North and Cayo Northeast Executive Committee members endorsed the Hon. John Briceño as Party Leader at the upcoming National Convention of the PUP.
Questions to Ministers
W i l l t h e M i n i s t e r o f To u r i s m a n d A r e a representative for San Pedro please tell us what stop gap measures are being put in place to stem tide of businesses leaving the island and the many residents forced off the island as the Tourism industry collapses. Will the Minister of Education please say WHY has GOB discontinued the free textbook program for ALL St. 6 students and when will the free textbook project be rolled out to high school students.
Will the Minister of Health and representative for Corozal Bay please tell us what criteria was used to fire a trained Hospital Administrator and replaced her with someone who has a little training in HOSPITALITY (hotels etc) and can he say if this kind of croneyism is what has now led to the deaths of babies in the Northern regional Hospital which this person manages?
Can the Minister of Police and restore Belize tell us what if any charges will be brought against the Area Rep for Port Loyola who knocked out a constituent cold who went to ask him for help. Can the Police Minister say hold this action fits in with the safe zone and anti-violence program in the said Area Rep's Port Loyola Division?
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(Continued from pg. 1) the charg e to Belmopan and to safeguard the rights of our many supporters across this nation is the Hon. John Briceno. If there was anybody not 100 percent convinced that the real owners of the PUP intend to deposit Briceno as the next Prime Minister of this nation, they must now be assured that the people have spoken, and spoken
acce pted the charg e which has been laid at his feet. Bowing to the whim of the people, Briceño announced that a Special National Convention of the Party will be held on October 17, 2010. He promised to follow every tenet laid out in the PUP Constitution, the bible of the Party, and in true democratic fashion announced that every post on the National Executive will be open to nominations from any Party member who feels that they are willing and able to serve their
people on that body. The Blue Machine, with Party Leader John Briceño charting the path, is going to Belmopan when the next general elections are called. The sleeping giant has been awoken by the voices of the people and wherever they are, the despots in the United Democratic Party are not sleeping easy tonight. Fo r wa r d a l way s w i t h t h e People’s United Par ty. Adelante siempre con el partido unido del pueblo!
the baby died. Montejo said the pediatrician told her that the child died as a result of a lack of oxygen. For the new bor n’s father, Nor man Slusher, the only explanation he has is negligence, “... its negligence. I say if you d o n’t l i ke t h e j o b w hy d o yo u work there. My son’s life cannot b e r e p l a ced . T h a t l i f e ca n n o t be replaced but I will make sure something is done because the same way it happened to my woman it can happen to any other person,” he told CTV-3 News in
Orange Walk. The management of the Nor thern Regional Hospital has opted to remain silent. They have indicated that only the Ministr y of Health can discuss the matter, but there is no indication that the Ministr y is even investigating the case. Reports are that the child’s family and friends, along with other persons who are unhappy with the quality of ser vice provided by the Northern Regional Hospital, are planning a protest next week.
to deal with bur ying two loved ones before him, first an uncle, Michael Gladden, and an older brother, Devon, both of whom
were murdered in 2008. T heir murders have gone unsolved up to now. Police have no concrete leads in this killing, but word to this n e w s p a p e r i s t h a t c e r t a i n l y by
the weekend, they are expected to make major strides in solving the murder. Investigators have remained tight-lipped but there are a few key people whom police are zeroing in on.
have to be put on hold, at least for this year. The two-storey wooden house on Wilson Street, which was home to nine adults and three children, went up in smoke after
efforts by family members and the Fire Department could do nothing to save it. One of the adults said she was relaxing when she obser ved smoke from throught the window . When she went to check she saw that the smoke was coming from her aunt's room downstairs. That wa s w h e n s h e a n d a n e i g h b o u r
tried to fight the blaze, but it was too late. Only a few items were saved and the family is asking for help since their children all attend school and are left with nothing. The fire started from a gas leak that was detected in the piping that leads from behind the stove to the gas tank. The house was said to be over 50 yrs old.
resoundingly. Led by Toledo East’s most successful politician Mike Espat, constituency chairmen and representatives from all over the country stood to sound the call for an immediate Special Convention to endorse Briceño as leader and chart the path to political victory when the next elections are called. To overwhelming acclamation, Party Leader Briceño stood and
Another Baby Dies
(Continued from pg. 1) better care. Montejo said that over the wekeend she was at the hospital, expecting to give bir th anytime. Even though the nurses confir m ed th a t h er co n d iti o n s indicated she was ready for labor, they ignored her calls for a s s i s t a n c e. M o n t e j o s a i d t h a t after withstanding the pain while waiting half hour alone and unattended, she had to get off the bed and look for a nurse, but
there were none. “I only met the cleaning lady and she told me ever yone was out,” rememberd Montejo. A l m o s t a n h o u r l a t e r, t h e nurses ar rived and they r ushed to car r y out the deliver y. But it appears the waiting was costly because when the child was bor n, Montejo was told that the baby’s had a slow heart rate. The paediatrician arrived shortly after and began treating the baby but by that time it was too late and
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(Continued from pg. 1) of employment with Bottom D o l l a r S u p e r m a r ke t o n N o r t h Front Street. His family has had
Ranging inferno crashes September spirit for family of 13
While many Belizeans will be jumping up to the sounds of Lord Rhaburn, Super G, Berne, and the like, for one Belize City family, September celebrations plans
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By Order of the Mortgagee Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a Company duly registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Mortgagee under a Deed of Mortgagee made the 8th day of May, 2007, between JERMEIGHN TUN of Carmelita Village, Orange Walk District, Belize, of the one part and SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. of the other part and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 18 of 2007 at folios 799 – 824; and theabout said how SCOTIABANK All across Belize people are bawling bad things are, they are saying that they can’t get a job, that the cost of living continues to go up and (BELIZE) LTD. will at the expiration of three months there is no economic plan in sight that will us get out of this mess. Questions from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the are being asked, what is the government doing? How will I survive this crisis? property in the Schedule While alldescribed across the country this feeling hereto. of malaise is overtaking Beliz-
We need to hit the rewind button on the Belizean economy
eans, the Government of Belize, recently announced that in the first quarter of 2010, the Belizean economy experienced a 3.5 percent growth in its Gross All offers to purchase the said property must be made in Domestic Product (GDP). While the Prime Minister may be using this as writingthatand particulars conditions sale may evidence thefull Belizean economyand is on the path toof recovery, whatbe he did notobtained explain was that every year, in the first six months our economy shows from the said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. even bigger growth. Why? It is during these months that Belize exports most of it agricultural products. For instance, in February our banana exporters usually get their highest export prices. Likewise, sugar is produced mostly during the first six months of the year as is citrus. It is between the months of December and April that our tourism season is at it’s highest. It is then we have thousands of overnight visitors and a few hundred thousand-cruise ship passengers visiting Belize therefore some ALLinTHAT pieceisor parcelduring of land growth the economy expected thisbeing time ofLot the No. year. 210 Yet despite of this1013.779 growth in square the economy, thesituate Belize Chamber comprising meters in Car- of Commerce and Industry conducted a survey among some of their members and melita Village, Orange Walk District as shown on Minisfound out that most of their members are seriously concerned about the ter’s Fiat Grant No. 428 of 2004 TOGETHER with all future. In this survey, 87 businesses of different sizes were interviewed. buildings and erections thereon. (This property is now When they were asked if they have seen any growth in their business in the first and referred to as Parcel 533 – Block 4 – Carmelita Regissecond quarter in 2010, 68 percent responded that they have seen no growth ortration a decreaseSection). in sales. 27.5 percent responded that so far, 2010 revenues has been worse off that 2009 by more that 10 percent. When these businesses were asked if their gross margins (this is the difference between the sale price and the cost of the product) were the same or DATED this 16th of August, 2010 better that last year, 80.8day percent of them responded that it was the same or worse. Actually 21.4 percent responded that their margins shrunk by more than 10 percent. The follow up question was why is it that they have seen business conMUSA & 51.2 BALDERAMOS tract. Their answers varied but percent responded that they had to reduce their prices to compete. Another 25.6Street, percent responded that it has become 91 North Front very difficult to collect their accounts receivables. Belize City The result of this survey should not surprise us. Actually it has only conAttorneys-at-Law for under this UDP administration. firmed what Belizeans have been experiencing Just a few weeks ago the Governor of Ltd. the Central Bank created quite a Scotiabank (Belize) stir when he announced that the banks in Belize are in trouble. He pointed out that the percentage of non-performing loans is increasing and recklessly singled out the largest bank in Belize, the Belize Bank. It created such a stir that the Prime Minster had to step in the following day and announce that our banks are solvent and so is the Belize Bank. These kinds of statements and actions are the very reason why the Belizean economy is in such a depression. The UDP was elected into government without an economic plan and instead of trying to address that issue they have been fighting with many businesses in the private sector. Their actions have not helped but instead have added to the lack of investor confidence in Belize. In early 2008, there were many tourism projects in the pipeline. They were many investors ready to come to Belize and invest. By 2009, foreign direct investment dried up by almost 50 percent from $315 million to about $180 million and many of these proposed investments were shelved. The acquisition of the Belize’s largest communications company, the increase in GST by 25 percent and government’s unbridled spending has not helped the investment climate in Belize. The UDP government has passed its half way mark. Belizeans have given them enough time to get their act together and they have failed. It is time for the UDP government to meet with the brightest minds in the private sector and have a serious talk about how we will get the Belizean economy going again. The UDP government must act now because 2013 is just too far away and many Belizeans simply cannot wait that long for a new PUP government to step in and fix this problem.
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By ORdER OF thE MORtgAgEE Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a Company duly registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Mortgagee under a Deed of Mortgagee made the 24th day of August, 2004, between Windell W. McDougal Jr. of Sittee River, Stann Creek District Walk, Belize, of the one part and First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited, of the other part and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 26 of 2004 at folios 293 – 374; and an Assignment of Mortgage made the 19th day of April, 2005, recorded in Deeds Book Volume 12 of 2005 at folios 753 – 770, between First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited of the first part, Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. of the second part and the said Windell W. McDougal Jr. of the third part. And the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. will at the expiration of two months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule hereto. All offers to purchase the said property must be made in writing and full particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd.
THE SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 33 containing 926.8 square metres situate in Sittee River Billage, Stann Creek District, Belize, and bounded and described as shown by the plan attached to Minister’s Fiat (Grant) No. 501 of 2001 TOGETHER with all buildings, erections standing and being thereon. DATED this 10th day of August, 2010 MUSA & BALDERAMOS 91 North Front Street, Belize City Attorneys-at-Law for Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Carnival time… The higher ups in the Police Department are without a clue when it comes to fighting crime. They literally have nowhere to turn cause their Minister probably learned all his crime-fighting tips watching reruns of the Keystone Kops and
Andy Griffith and that sure isn’t helping them any. It’s been a bad time for the Police Department and an even worse time for the rest of us poor suckers out here. Of course even if the top brass were to form a delegation to pay a visit to the Minister with the purpose of finding out if there is any plan in place which will guide them and the rank and file of Police officers in making some inroads into the escalating crime, they may find a less than attentive minister. I’m telling you, since we all know how much this minister loves Carnival. LOL…If Da Noh Soh! They’re listening… At a meeting held at Independence Hall on Saturday, a long-standing PUP member revealed that his phone conversation with a member of the PUP Executive had been monitored and recorded by the Police Department. This is a true story. This is no joke. Special Branch personnel all over the country have been instructed to monitor the activities of members of the People’s United Party. Remember the visit of the Israeli team recently – well they trained members of the Police Department to monitor and record phone conversations and to intercept texts and e-mails. MiniMugabe claimed at the time that all that was being done in the interests of national security. Boss, that’s bull. Belize’s national security is under no threat whatsoever to the effect that phone conversations between members of the PUP would have to be recorded. That’s just bogus. We
know that they have the technology to do it. We know that they have been trained to do it and we know that they are doing it. And if they can do it to members of the PUP, then they can do it to any other person designated as a ‘person of interest’ by
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the Prime Minister/Prime Dictator of this country. That means public officers in high places, union officials, members of the Bar, members of the Judiciary, community activists. This is a very serious threat to our democracy and an infringement of our rights. But yeah, this is the Barrow administration we’re talking about, right? They’re known for that…If Da Noh Soh! Barrow Telemedia Limited… Yeah, they’re listening, and we know exactly where and how they got access to phone numbers and to the switch to monitor calls. Yup, nothing is sacred when you’re dealing with this crew. When activating a new customer, BTL should probably put in a little disclaimer to be signed at the bottom stating – I hereby acknowledge and accept that my phone calls can and will be monitored by this company under instructions from its political masters. I waive all my rights in this matter and give Dean Barrow all access to matters in my private life revealed through my phone calls, texts, e-mails, etc. Hell, maybe it’s there for all I know, written in extremely fine print way down at the bottom of the application forms. BTL is facing its own worries right about now, as employees get wise to the fact that they were duped by the first son and the first wife second lady when it comes to their entitlement through the employees’ trust. Remember we told you that employees were threatened with immediate dismissal if they attended the meeting called by Dean Boyce. Well that was true. Department heads received their instructions from Karen Bevans who
given the ax, we hear, and there are more terminations soon to come. If Da Noh Soh! Wutless Lois… Remember when first wife second lady Lois, wutless attorney extraordinaire was defending the Mayas for her ex-hubby, then Leader of the Opposition Dean Barrow? Hell, the woman literally wept at the plight of her Mayan brothers and sisters. Then when bald ex-hubby was on the other side of the table, so to speak, she jumped over as well and was vicious and insulting to the
Mayas…no tears that time from Loisy, just cultural slurs and taunts. See Loisy goes where ex-hubby goes, and I’m pretty sure it’s because of the cheddaz and not because of his good looks or any other prowess that I can’t mention here. Yuck. Anyway, reports are circulating that Lois is up to her old tricks again (no new tricks for the old dog). Remember when Lois defended Christine Perriott against BTL when it was still in private hands? She was Christine’s comrade-in-arms, willing to battle with her client in the trenches and so on and so forth. Well see, Christine won her case against BTL and is due
received her instruction from Anwar and Lois (by the way, Bevans has been heard expressing her discontent with the fact that despite her years of experience and work history, she has to take orders from the loan shark with a license, but that’s another story for another time.) Now though, employees are saying – maybe we should have gone to that there meeting since this crew sure as hell isn’t doing anything for us. And then there’s a lot of anger being generated by the latest round of firings and victimization. New President of the Union, Paul Perriot who has gotten wise to the disingenuousness of Mr. Barrow, will soon be transferred down South where they believe he can’t cause any trouble. The wife of Dean Molina, who was replaced by Mr. Barrow’s daughter, has also been
big compensation, but now BTL is owned by Lois’ ex-hubby, so to speak. See the lady’s conundrum? According to a rumour Christine’s may have to go up against an old comrade-in-arms and could end up with only a portion of what was awarded to her….seems someone wants her to sign an agreement to that effect. Hmmmm! That damned Loisy changes sides and personas more than, well you figure out the rest,,, If Da Noh Soh! Social Security Snafu… Word coming out of SSB circles is that the lady in charge, the one who is reaping her reward for work done during a certain inquiry, has just about worn out all the goodwill bestowed on her by her political masters. Under her watch, it seems, things have gone from good to bad to worse, or at least that’s what’s being said in the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Prime Minister. Now the political crony of inquiry fame has to explain why she has refused to approve security during the night at SSB’s offices countrywide, after a recent burglary netted the crooks SSB checkbooks and a stack of SSB ID cards. It may not seem like such a big deal to the uninformed, but word is that the Prime Minister is taking it seriously since the theft will compromise the SSB database and undermine the integrity of the SSB ID card as national identification. This on top of all the other messes inside the SSB under her watch doesn’t add up to such a positive outlook for my buddy from the inquiry. But hey – easy come, easy go right Merlene? If Da Noh Soh!
It’s been days since the Kendall Bridge was washed away. How much longer must we wait for a new bridge, Mr. Prime Minister?
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Fast Track Court’s Inauspicious Debut
The inception of a fast track court that is suppose to specialize in the prosecution of cases of violent crimes was been a hot topic of discussion just a month or so ago but among today that court unceremoniously opened its doors and began trying cases. Magistrates’ Court #8 is located on the upper level of #83 North Front Street, in Belize City, the Center Point Building, above the Police Prosecution’s
branch. This morning it heard its first case with Sgt. Clinton Magdaleno being the police prosecutor, and magistrate Emerson Banner presiding over the cases. That first case was that of Marilyn Roaches, answering to the charge of wounding. On March 5th police responded to a call by a Mr. Sucu Mustafa, and upon arriving at the scene, found what appeared to be
an altercation Mustafa and Roaches. In trying to defuse the altercation, PC Jaime Gongora was wounded by Roaches. Today she was found guilty, and fined $500, plus $50, cost of court, in default of these payments she will have to spend 6 month in prison. But that was it. Following that singular exercise, the court called it a week with Magistrate Banner returning to his San Pedro jurisdiction to tidy
up matters there. The raison d etre for the new court is suppose to be that the Magistrates Courts are backlogged and overburdened but the court, after hearing a single case has apparently recessed for the week. Meanwhile the regular courts located across the river in the Public Buildings are hardly a beehive of activity these days, with some courts not even bothering to convene for the day.
Several Heads of Department (HOD) transfers will soon be effected in the public service. Reliable reports are that Mrs. Marilyn Ordonez, the Commissioner of Income Tax, is reportedly being transferred to the Treasury Department and will become the acting Accountant General as of the first of next month.
Mrs. Ordonez is to replace Mrs. Dorothy Bradley, the current Accountant General who is being transferred to Elections and Boundaries to replace Mrs. Ruth Meighan as Chief Elections Officer. Reports are that Mrs. Meighan is in turn being transferred to the Transport Department to replace Mrs. Candelaria Saldivar-
Mortis as Chief Transport Officer since she was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Transport, Public Utilities and Emergency Management when Major George Lovell, Rt. was transferred to the new Ministry of Police and Public Safety. There has been no official announcement of the transfers but the shake-up may just be previews
of several other changes that have already been discussed at Cabinet level. It is the norm in this Dean Barrow administration that nearly all transfers, demotions, dismissals, appointments and promotions are politically motivated. In these cases nearly all three women have reportedly run afoul of the PM himself, or one of his contract or appointed cronies.
difficult considering the economic situation and many sacrifices their parents continue to have to make. These gentlemen made a haircut far more than just a trim. I can recall growing up, when we used to hang out on the bases as brethren and comrades we would use the opportunity to trim each other, that was a sort of bonding for us as we kept our friendship. Clippers and barber shears; no guns, no beef. Brethren, even the I-dren who wore their dreadlocks would trim. Brian told me that his older brother, Albert Dina used to trim the younger members of the family and neighbors in preparation for
back to school. Since Albert’s job does not allow him the time to do it, Brian took up the initiative along with his friends. Their commitment was to try and provide this service for 100 young boys. The cooperation and effort was so resounding that they ended up with over 128 boys. The first five young men were from the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center. They were able to accommodate young men from Kelly St., Antelope Street in Collet, George St. and from the Jane Usher Blvd. area. Brian Also told me that his friend used his van to pick up and drop off these boys after they were finish. While they were providing the haircut for these youngsters, they were giving them positive advice such as, encouraging them to stay in school and to stay away from crime and drugs. Brian Dina and his friends have made a personal commitment to visit these students at their schools and kind of create a mentor program for them. The boys did not only receive a trim but participated in a process of being groomed through this haircut project. Clearly, this haircut is not just a trim. The effort of these young men certainly has to be applauded because in these times, only negative things
are reported about young people. Not only is this a noble initiative by these youths but they use their own resources. Brian Dina the organizer of this project is a 2005 graduate of Gwen Liz. At that graduation ceremony, he received “The Most Humble Person Award.” Dina is a Master Control Operator at Channel 5. Despite his professional obligation, this outstanding Belizean youth have found the time to make such a valuable contribution to this community. At an average cost of $8 per person for a haircut, these young men have made a sizable contribution; one so large that no cash price can be placed on the value of what these young men have done. I asked Dina why he did this; he said he wanted to help out some of the families who would not be able to afford it. I asked Dina if anybody from Restore Belize have contacted him, his reply was that he heard about it but he don’t even know what that is. Brian Dina, this humble young man from Fabers Road., says it is his intention to have this become an on going project. I congratulate these young men and I want to pledge my total support for Dina and his initiative. Respect!
Round of high level Public Service transfers spark speculation
PROJECT HAIRCUT: NOT JUST A TRIM
“For too long, the image we have had of brotherhood among the brethren of the South side has been that of a grieving brother, cradling the head of his fallen friend. Project Back- to -School Haircut gave us a new image of brotherhood: big guys, cradling the heads of the little guys as they carefully and artistically do the clean lines of a “mark” to complete a cool new haircut. On a street of blood, true brotherhood prevails. Brother to brother.” Anonymous August 31st, 2010 Since the launch of Restore Belize, many people have been trying to figure out, what the heck is Restore Belize and how will Restore Belize address the current crime situation? I think that 24 year old Brian Dena, along with his friends Maurice Usher, Charlie, Keon Samuels and George Robinson definitely exemplify not what is, but how we can restore Belize to what Belize used to be. They made a valuable contribution to the community by providing haircuts to young students getting ready for back to school, who otherwise, would have found it
Notice to all Chairpersons of the People’s United Party
Notice to all Members of the People’s United Party
The National Party Council of the People’s United Party has called for a Special Convention on 17th October 2010 in the Stann Creek District. All Chairpersons of the 31 PUP Constituencies must send in the names of their caucus delegates and convention delegates to the Party Chairman in care of the PUP Secretariat by 14th September 2010
The National Party Council of the People’s United Party has called for a Special Convention on 17th October 2010 in the Stann Creek District. Any member of the PUP who is in good standing can enter their name into nomination for a position on the executive of the Party. Those seeking nomination should send their names to the Party Chairman in care of the PUP Secretariat by 13th September 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Belize Times
UDP Politics as usual
The crime situation… The week when we don’t touch on crime will be the week when there seems to be a lessening of the murders and shootings and robberies and thefts and assaults, or at least a week when Government seems to have a clear plan on how to address crime. That ain’t happened yet, and while we’re dancing to the happy tune which plays incessantly on the airwaves, our youths are being gunned down on the streets, innocent children are casualties of the gang war and citizens continue to live in fear. The poverty situation is getting worse with no end in sight and the only heightened activity out of the Police Minister’s office right now seems to have to do with costumes for Carnival and not increased security for our residents. With the exception of a new song released, absolutely nothing in the way of a new initiative against crime has come out of the Minister of Police or from his boss Mr. Barrow. There has been no move to clean up corruption within the Police Department, no move to strengthen the Office of the DPP, no move to increase patrols on the street, no move to enhance the training of Police Officers, no move to do anything but sew sequins on the Minister’s tights for Carnival. And while the Minister remains the ‘butt’ of jokes in the Department the Prime Minister spends only a few days a month in the country and crime is allowed to rage unchecked. It’s the same old same old in the UDP.
A Police Circular… But wait, maybe crime isn’t as bad as we think it is. Maybe citizens aren’t living in fear and mothers aren’t crying for their loved ones lying bloody and dead on the streets. Maybe businesses aren’t being jacked daily; maybe criminals and murderers aren’t walking down the court steps each and every day. Maybe all the statistics are wrong. Maybe we are living in a good country where each citizen can walk the streets without fear and sleep comfy and content in their beds at night with doors unlocked and windows sprawling open. WTF! Well that’s sure what it looks like to me. We managed to get a copy of an email being circulated to officers commanding the Special Branch units across the country and to all divisional commanders entitled Coverage of People’s United Party (PUP) Activities. These officers who would normally be focused on fighting crime were instructed to – ‘mobilize your contacts, sources and any other available means to obtain the results of the meeting (National Party Council) scheduled for Saturday 28th August, 2010 in Belize City. A verbal briefing must be done to HSB and NCO I/C Desk Officer 11 (Politics) of your findings. You are also directed that with immediate effect, monitor the PUP activities and any other political party followed by a comprehensive report of your finds.’ See, if all these resources can be focused on monitoring members of the People’s United Party, that means that they aren’t needed elsewhere in areas like, say, crime for example. This is the kind of reality we live with under the UDP – crime is allowed to continue unchecked but the Police are directed to monitor the PUP. Only in Barrow’s Belize. Mr. Broaster’s free pass… How much do you want to bet that there will be no investigation into allegations of vicious police brutality against Superintendent of Police Edward Broaster? A man is claiming that Broaster and four Police officers detained him and then Broaster poured boiling water on him. He has the burns on the body to back up his story, and was bold enough to state that Broaster told him he would kill him if he came to the media with his story. It’s certainly not the first time that Mr. Broaster has been in the spotlight, though that gentleman seems to have a ‘free
pass’ because of his political affiliations. Remember when Broaster concocted a story about an execution of a known ‘badman’ by his police colleague Chester Williams. In fact Broaster even produced the body of the ‘badman’ which he claimed was found in a deserted area where the so-called execution took place. Williams was pilloried for the ‘execution’ on the strength of Broaster’s say. Just recently it was revealed that the ‘badman’ who was executed by Williams (according to Broaster) is in Police custody in the United States, alive and well. Was Broaster investigated for his concocted story? Nope. He went to ground for a couple weeks till the story died and that was that. And how about the Police criminal ring which was broken up by the brilliant Broaster? On the strength of Broaster’s say so even his buddy the Prime Minister went out on a limb to call names and cite a conspiracy of startling depths. In the end, that was all a lie and an innocent man’s career was destroyed and his life turned upside down. But Broaster is still sitting pretty somewhere between the Police Department and the CYDP. If the Minister could take a minute away from trying on makeup for Carnival day, maybe he could see about dealing with these issues right within the Police Department.
The New Chief Justice… Pardon me, Mr. Barrow, and I hope you don’t take this the wrong way but there is no way in hell that I would be comfortable with you having total and absolute say in the appointment of the new Chief Justice in this country. No way in hell! I listened to the interview with the Prime Minister in which he was saying that he has already gotten three applications for the post. According to Mr. Barrow, the Bar Association’s concerns with the unseemly appearance of the CJ’s removal have not mattered to him in the slightest. He will not allow the Association any input in the decision as to who will replace outgoing Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh. He will, as he said, look at the applicants and make the decision when he is ready. Excuse me for distrusting the PM, but he seems a little fixated on family appointments. There’s this little thing that justice must not only be done, but it must be perceived to be done, and I think that applies to matters of the Judiciary as well. After the appointment of his brother as Justice of the Court of Appeals, people aren’t too comfortable with the PM’s sense of reason and dedication to real justice. Add that to his blatant nepotism in the cases of his ex-wife, his son and his daughter and the equation looks even worse. And then put in his absolute determination to send the Chief Justice packing against all objections and the picture of the Judiciary in Belize isn’t looking so pretty. Who knows what the Prime Minister has in mind, but one thing is certain – whoever gets picked to sit in the CJ’s seat will be there for a purpose…a purpose dictated by the Prime Minister. The back to school crisis… Right about now, according to Anthropologist Dr. Herbert Gayle, 1 in every 3 school aged children will have been excluded from primary and secondary schools in Belize, left to do what they will on the streets of Belize. That’s not so hard to imagine with 43% of Belizeans below the poverty line and about 15% more vulnerable to poverty. Education has become prohibitively expensive and that tragedy is exacerbated by the fact that unemployment continues to rise while businesses continue to close down and people are losing their jobs everyday. The economy is in ruins and cost of living is so high that priorities have had to be shifted dramatically. There is no more money for luxuries and precious little for the basics. Education is now a luxury because people have to eat and feed their children to survive, and there is barely enough for that. The Government of Belize has done absolutely nothing to put social programs in place to ensure that education remain viable to even the most impoverished among us. The Minister of Education, whose own personal wealth seems to have increased dramatically since entering office, seems to have forgotten that his mandate is to make school accessible to all Belizeans of school age. He is all caught up in pushing his own political career but has forgotten that our children have the right to go to school. When Mr. Barrow is questioned about education, he pompously boasts that his government has increased the budget allocation for education. But Mr. Barrow, if that money is being used to ensure that already wealthy UDP cronies and their children can study abroad at their whim, then it is of no help to us. If you double the budget to education but use it unwisely, it is of no help to us, to the poorest people in this nation.
The Belize Times
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Belize Times
B e l i z e ’s E c o n o m y o n L i f e S u p p o r t
The other morning I was shocked when I heard a local media personality state that Belize is coming out of this terrible economic recession, or something close to that! I will not bash her because she is cute! In this article, I will, however, explain to our readers what they should be seeing and experiencing during an economic recovery. I must inform my friend over at that station that from all my research and studies Belize is nowhere close to an economic recovery. In fact it is clear that we are in a more serious situation compared to last year, when the “sleepwalking” Governor of the Central Bank finally woke up and realized that Belize was in a recession. Since there is no expert in Belize other than our very own self-proclaimed economist Mr. William “Bill” Lindo to educate our people about the running of an economy, I will outline seven indicators for signs of a recovery: Employment It is difficult to talk about an economy in recovery if people are not getting back to work. There are such things as "jobless recovery", where there is enough economic activity to get businesses moving again, but not enough to stimulate hiring. In most other cases, however, investors are right to correlate an improving economy with people getting back to work. The reported unemployment rate, then, is often given a great deal of weight by observers. Keep in mind, though, that unemployment data is not always reliable in the early stages of a recovery - the quirks of the statistical method's used exclude those who have abandoned the search for work, but when a recovery seems plausible, some
of these people resume their search and are counted once again among the unemployed. The reality is that more and more Belizeans are losing their jobs on a daily basis. I was told just the other day that Princess Hotel has released at least fifty workers over the last few weeks. Consumer Spending For better or worse, our economy is driven by consumer spending. Consequently, it is difficult to imagine a recovery that does not include rebounding consumer spending. Longer term, consumers may realize that they should save more and spend less, but that sort of restructuring does not occur overnight. Look for consumers opening their wallets as a sign of a recovery. I have spoken to many business people and the “cry” is the same, people are not spending and there is no money circulating in the system. Consumer Sentiment Perhaps it is a testament to the power of positive thinking, but sentiment indicators like the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) which we do not formally have here in Belize is another way to check the pulse of the economy. Our version of the CCI, KREM TV’s “Two Cents Cam” may be as effective as the more formal process used in developed countries. These surveys ask people how they feel about the economy in near-term and their own individual or family prospects. Ultimately, sentiment is somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy; if there is a constant drumbeat of how bad things are, people often become more conservative in their spending habits. Lower spending will then more or less make the economic soft patch happen.
When people are more optimistic, though, they are more likely to spend money, start or expand small businesses, and otherwise act in ways that are good for economic growth. In Belize today people are spending less and more businesses are closing their doors instead of expanding or starting up. Business Indicators How consumers feel about the economy is all well and good, but it has to be matched by optimism and expansion in the business community. Whether businesses are seeing new orders, higher production levels, timely deliveries from suppliers and increasing inventories and employment, are all areas where a recovery will show itself. Inventories, however, are harder to correlate as many businesses will look to run down inventories before committing to an expansion of production. This is often an issue in early economic recoveries as businesses do not want to miss the turn in the economy (and let their rivals capture share), but they do not want to overextend themselves either. Bank Lending While larger companies are not entirely dependent upon banks to grow their businesses, most small businesses are. Without banks providing access to capital, small businesses do not grow, and without that growth it is difficult to see higher employment and a stable recovery. Shipping Activity Shipping activity is a bit harder to read than other indicators, but the basic idea is straightforward - since most people buy things that come from "someplace else", overall economic activity is correlated with the movement
of goods into Belize. The merchants here in Belize have all stated that they are importing less since the demand in the economy is not there. There is a Chinese grocer who is located up the street from where I live, and he has been trying to get rid of his goods for weeks. He has been robbed and shot several times and he wants to go back to China, but nobody is buying. In his broken English, he states that he wishes that PUP would take over the government tomorrow. Construction Starts Construction starts is yet another very good indicator for how the economy is performing. If there are more buildings being built, then there is more need for construction materials and labour. When a construction site opens up, more water and food are sold. Ambergris Caye was a very good example of this! The once striving construction mecca of Belize is now a fraction of what it used to be. A San Pedrano businessman told me that there are now five thousand less people on the island today. Economic growth means certain things - namely increasing production, increasing consumption (or savings), increasing employment, and increasing activity in areas like construction and transportation. By keeping a careful eye on whether businesses are preparing for growth, whether consumers feel comfortable about spending, and whether money and goods are moving through the economy, investors can get a sense of whether the next recovery is real. In Belize today, there are no signs and any of these activities picking up. In fact, the economy of Belize is on life support!!!
Seleni: Enjoying the Possibilities in Belize!
Gets paid more than Prime Minister …For What? The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is heading into its fifth month with its new appointed Director of Tourism, Seleni Matus. And after Government flew her back and forth from Washington for three months while she worked for BTB away in the USA, and after paying her a lucrative contract (over $150,000), she is now promoting the long awaited BTB action plan. The Plan The Plan basically takes BTB away from what it should be, a “laser focused” organization with “Marketing” as its primary function and more “heads on beds” as its objective, especially at a time when tourism is struggling and the BTB should be focused on increasing the more lucrative overnight visitor, the new tourism plan, however, hopes to transform BTB into the official Ministry of Tourism dealing with all and everything related to Tourism. Each time Ms. Matus has been interviewed since she returned to Belize, she always refers to the BTB and then the Ministry of Tourism or sometimes even referring to the Ministry as their sister agency. One should inform Ms. Matus that BTB is one of what should be several departments or statutory authorities under the Ministry of Tourism nd not the other way around. Indeed the tourism industry needs to have a strengthened Ministry to
Seleni Matus New Director of Tourism advocate and develop sound policy and product development. But, clearly Ms. Matus wants to be the chief of it all. Specifically, the plan is calling for a Marketing Department that has a Director of Marketing (clearly not the person who currently holds it since the plan goes into detail to identify the qualifications this person should have) and that Director will have 4 managers below him/her, and then below them there will be Regional Sales Ambassadors living in the West and East Coast of the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and somewhere in Europe, as well as Online Agency officers, Social Media and Outreach Staff, and Hospitality Officers. Then it calls for a new department: The Destination Planning Department
and this one is exclusively headed up by the Director herself, (hmmm, not the Director of Product Development Mrs. Laura Esquivel-Framptom). This new department in addition to Ms. Matus as its head will have a Director of Destination Planning, (purportedly the current Registrar of Hotels). Then there are also the Director of Product Development, the Director of Knowledge Management System, various Business Planning Consultants and Public Land Planning Consultants, Capacity Building Officers and GIS Specialist trained by Google Earth. Yes, we are still talking about tourism. But wait, there’s more! Then there is the General Revenue Collection and Finance & Administration where the effort will be to maximize the tax collections and they will be working closely with Belize Hotel Association to get this done so that hotels are paying their taxes correctly and on time. A lot of money will be needed to implement this plan (assuming you can fully decipher what the plan is asking for). It is not a strategy for Tourism it is BTB’s action plan for the next two years and it is calling for a lot of more spending. The Director of Tourism is being paid handsomely yet the first thing she does is spend thousands of dollars to hire three foreign consultants whom she worked with in her NGO capacity at Conservation International, to
facilitate meetings with local industry stakeholders. Their goal was to come up with a plan that still does not give BTB its focus on marketing of the country and bypasses existing talents within the BTB for the new lofty positions being created. You mean to say someone is being paid all this money and perks of the job and she couldn’t work with her Board of Directors and management team and the private sector to come up with a two year action plan? What a waste! But then again, the Minister of Tourism just changed vehicles and is now sporting a brand new Toyota (for a man who lives on an island and barely travels the country). And what happened to his white Prado? Nothing! Its government license plate is being changed to white plates. Take a guess at who is/has going to buy it/bought it and at what discounted price? Hmm, isn’t this same thing the UDP criticized the PUP government for? But then again “corruption and mismanagement” when done under UDP is not a bad thing. We guess it is something else when practiced by the UDP, something Ms. Matus may be familiar with, “limits of acceptable change”. Over the coming weeks we will expose each section of the plan and let you have your say. If tourism is a priority, as Ms. Matus and CEO Singh and even the Prime Minister has said, then the people should know!
The Belize Times
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Belize Times
By Order of the Mortgagee
Two survive near death shootings
They say baseball is a game of inches but two men who survived two bullet wounds probably feel luckier than a baseball team that won a close game by a well-hit ball that just barely made it into homerun territory in the bottom of the ninth. They are both recuperating from gunshots that could have proved fatal, had they veered only centimetres in any direction. The first incident happened shortly after 3:00 on Saturday morning while a group of friends gathered under a shed at # 5 Victoria Street. A man rode by on a bicycle from the direction of New Road and opened fire as he reached in front of the shed, hitting Justin Longsworth, 22, to the right side of the head and upper back. Longsworth, a messenger, was released from the KHMH on Monday after narrowly escaping death. The bullet that grazed his head and the one that hit him in the back could have both killed him if they had struck him at nearly any other spot in those vicinities. In the incident, Mario Estrada, 24, CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE at www.belizetimes.bz ~ POST YOUR COMMENTS ~ VOTE ON ARTICLES ~ VIEW OUR PHOTO GALLERY ~ CHECK OUT A PDF VERSION OF THE PAPER We are the most visited newspaper website in Belize
also suffered a bullet wound near the right elbow and the left palm. The second shooting occurred on South Street around 10:15 on Monday morning and again the victim survived a potential fatal injury. It happened when Jose Trujeque, a resident of Corner Prince and West Streets,went to visit with friends at a house at #11 South Street. Trujeque, who was only visiting for the first time there, had only been there for a few minutes and was standing in the yard when his attacker, who presumably had followed him, fired at him. Two of the bullets hit its mark and caught him on the chin and another lodged in his upper right shoulder. The Radisson Fort George employee underwent surgery for the injuries and is in a stable condition at the KHMH. No doubt he too is feeling lucky since both injuries could have proved fatal, had they hit him just above or below where they landed. While the two victims are feeling lucky to be a alive, however, they are still not content with what happened and look to the police, who are still at a loss in solving these two latest crimes. It appears that even armed with the resources of Operation Jaguar and the Restore Belize campaign, the Police Department is unable to stop crime in its tracks or to solve them after they've occurred..
By Order of the Mortgagee Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a Company duly registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Chargee under a Charge registered as Instrument #9036/2006 between CHARLES MATUTE of 14 Kiskadee Street, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize and SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. The said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. will at the expiration of three months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule hereto. All offers to purchase the property must be made in writing and full particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from the said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD.
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The Belize Times
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Damned core sampler is a core piece of coveted equipment
You remember the damned core sampler that attracted so much attention in late January 2009 when cane farmers protested its use at Tower Hill? In that riot cane farmer, Atanacio Gutierrez, 46, was shot dead, presumably by a police officer carrying a high-powered weapon. Twelve others were injured and by the end of the day, the black smoke that emanated from the tires set to burn by the cane farmers signified that for days, ten to be exact, darkness would hover over the nation's sugar industry. The farmers strongly objected to the use of the core sampler because they knew that it was a harsher, albeit, more precise method of testing the quality of their cane. That translated into less money in their pockets at a time when the economic crunch was
just in its first lap. But today the news about the dreaded core sampler is that someone
Angry parents protest against "incompetent" principal in Corozal
Amid police presence, on the opening day of the school year today the parents of 23 students who attend Santa Clara 7th Day Adventist Primar y in Corozal, made a bold decision to kee p their children at home, not only for the day, but the remainder of the week. One might wonder what parent would do that during the first week of the new school year. Well the ones who stood their g round near the school say only parents who love their children would take that measure. T he parents are g oing one ste p fur ther; they are threatening to transfer their children to other schools if the principal at the institution, Wilber t Tamay, is not re placed. For most schools, 23 students might not seem to be much, but for a school whose entire population is only 80, that number should be significant enough to attract attention from the powers-that-be and the Adventist Mission, the school’s manag ers. T he parents were not afraid to car r y signs with their thoughts about Tamay's perfor mance over the past six years. T hey are upset about his tardiness, unaccountability of monies they say the school has collected, and the
students' dismal perfor mance on the Primar y School Exams. According to one parent, of the nine students took sat the exam during the last school year, only five passed, and their g rades rang ed from 54 to 67 %. To add to their wor r y, the parents say that they have been calling for a re placement for years and though they have g one to the General Manag er of the Mission as well as to the Ministr y of Education, they have g otten no tangible or satisfactor y results. T hey have fired off a letter to the Mission's Education Director, Pastor Leslie Gillett, who has also not given them a response to their concer ns. And while the educational future of 23 students hangs in the balance, at least for the time being, the Ministr y of Education's only position on the matter is a lame one - that they are "monitoring" it because it is “an inter nal issue” to be dealt with by the Adventist mission. By the time someone comes up with a solution, there might be even more students not attending Santa Clara 7th Day Adventist because according to the parents, there are even more parents whose patience is g rowing thin with ever y passing day.
saw the piece of equipment important enough to steal it. Yes! According to the Manager of the Belize Sugar Industry
Control Board, Marcos Osorio, the core sampler was removed from the Sugar Cane Quality Control Authority Building at the BSI compound at Tower Hill during a burglary between July 10th and August 28th. The brazen thieves went equipped to remove much more than the sampler, as a hydraulic press worth a handsome $60,000 and other heavy duty equipment, all worth over $100,000, were stolen. The embarrassment, however, will extend to much further than the BSI, which should boast security features so advanced that would discourage even flies from entering. Now none less than the nation's Police Department, whose record speaks for itself, will be tasked in locating these stolen items that are not easily hidden, and making arrests.
By Order of the Mortgagee Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a Company duly registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Mortgagee under a Deed of Mortgagee made the 8th day of May, 2007, between JERMEIGHN TUN of Carmelita Village, Orange Walk District, Belize, of the one part and SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. of the other part and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 18 of 2007 at folios 799 – 824; and the said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. will at the expiration of three months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule hereto. All offers to purchase the said property must be made in writing and full particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from the said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD.
THE SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO ALL THAT piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 210 comprising of 1013.779 square meters situate in Carmelita Village, Orange Walk District as shown on Minister’s Fiat Grant No. 428 of 2004 TOGETHER with all buildings and erections thereon. (This property is now referred to as Parcel 533 – Block 4 – Carmelita Registration Section). DATED this 16th day of August, 2010
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Bejohn Martinez And Devon Bailey Beat Robbery Charges
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Sept. 1, 2010 Two persons, Bejohn Martinez, 25 and Devon Bailey, 18, who were charged with 2 counts of robbery in an incident which occurred at Diamond Motel were acquitted of the charges in the #7 Magistrate’s Court on Monday, August 29. Magistrate Ed Usher acquitted them after he upheld a no case to answer submission from their attorney, senior counsel Dean Lindo. Mr. Lindo argued that the evidence of identification was weak and that his clients were never positively identified by the complainants. Rosaria Vasquez, the receptionist and
Mrs. Chuing Hsia Yeh, the owner of the motel. In the incident which occurred on February 15, 2009 at mile 4 ½ on the Northern Highway where the motel is located, two persons entered the motel and held up Mrs. Yeh and Ms. Vasquez at gunpoint. They stole three gold rings, one gold chain and $1,500 from Vasquez. one gold ring, valued at $600 from Mrs. Yeh and a computer belonging to the facility. The assailants then pistol whipped Mrs. Yeh and reportedly fired a shot but nobody was injured. According to reports, they then made their get away in a white pick-up truck. A third person Kareem Flowers was charged along with Martinez and Bailey but the charges were withdrawn from him. Detective sergeant Tyrone Bradley, the investigating officer, testified that he went to a house in King’s Park and saw a white pick-up truck with the stolen computer in the pan. He said he found some cannabis and he told Flowers that he will not be charged for the cannabis if he named the other two persons who were involved in the incident. Bradley said Flowers agreed and he named Bailey and Martinez.
Case Struck Out For Man Charged With Aggravated Assault On Child BELIZE CITY, Wed. Sept. 1, 2010 Dalesmon Lewis, 42, a laborer residing on Oleander Street who was charged with aggravated assault of an indecent nature on a female child 7 year old was freed of the charge when the case was struck out today in the #2 Magistrate’s Court for want of prosecution. Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser struck out the case when the child, accompanied by her mother and a social worker, appeared in court and said she does not want any further court action. The child said she was set up to make a false report on Lewis by a man who is a friend of her mother. Previously, in the presence of her mother and a social worker the child told police that on the night of April 29, 2010, she was awakened by Lewis who took her from her bedroom into the living room and fondled her private parts. As a result of that report, Lewis was detained by
the police and charged. The child had claimed to have confided of her ordeal in the same man who she has now claimed set her up. He is the one who then told her mother and thus began the series of events that ended with today's recanting and striking out of the case against Mr. Lewis..
Plumber Remanded To prison On Gun And Ammunition Charges
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Sept. 1, 2010 Cordel Baptist, 29, a plumber of 13 Fabers Road lost his freedom yesterday when he appeared in the #7 Magistrate’s Court and was arraigned on charges of kept firearm without a gun license and kept ammunition without a gun license. Baptist pleaded not guilty to the charges. Magistrate Ed usher explained to Baptist that the court cannot offer him bail because of the nature of the offenses an remanded Baptists into custody until September 30. The incident occurred around 8:40 p.m. on Friday, August 27,2010.
The police reported that they were on mobile patrol on Kraal Road when they saw two men of dark complexion riding on bicycles coming towards them. They stopped their vehicle to search the men. One of them, whom they identified as Baptist, tried to run, said the police. One of the police officers reportedly grabbed Baptist’s left arm and Baptist, according to the police pulled something from the right side of his pants, which appeared to be a firearm with his free hand. The police officer who had Baptist’s arm held, reportedly reached for his firearm and Baptist threw the object he had in his right hand over a zinc fence into a yard. The police reported that when they searched the yard where the object was thrown they found a .380 pistol with 5 rounds of ammunition in its magazine. Baptist was asked by the police if he has a license for the firearm and when he could not produce any he was taken into custody and charged. The second man was searched but nothing incriminating was found, so he was released.
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Security Guard Remanded To Prison On Firearm And Ammunition Charges
Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking For Attempt To Smuggle Weed Into Prison In Fry Jacks
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Sept. 1, 2010 M a l v e r n e Ro d r i g u e z , 3 8 , a security guard residing at 7 Black Orchid Street became an inmate of Belize Central Prison yesterday when he appeared in
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the #2 Magistrate’s Cour t and was charged with keeping a firear m and ammunition without a gun license. Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to the charges but Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser explained to him that the court cannot offer him bail because of the nature of the offenses and he too was remanded into c u s t o d y. H e w i l l r e a p p e a r i n Cour t on October 14th, 2010. Ro d r i g u e z ' s wo e s b e g a n a s a r e s u lt o f a n in ciden t wh ich occur red around 9:05 p.m. on S a t u r d a y, Au g u s t 2 8 t h , 2 0 1 0 . The police were on mobile patrol on Cemeter y Road when their attention were drawn to a tall man of brown complexion who was dressed in a white T- s h i r t w i t h ¾ b l u e j e a n s pants. The police reported that when they approached the man whom they later identified as Rodriguez, he tried to r un but they apprehended and searched h i m a n d f o u n d a b l a ck 9 m m Beretta pistol and a mag azine w h i ch c o n t a i n e d t h i r t e e n l ive rounds of 9mm ammunition. C o n s e q u e n t l y, Ro d r i g u e z w a s taken into custody and charged after he could not produce a license for the firear m.
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Sept. 1, 2010 Twe n t y - f o u r y e a r o l d E l i s a Chan of #36 Allan Pitts Crescent who allegedly attempted to smuggle 80 grams of cannabis into Belize C en tr a l Pr i s o n i n two f r y j a ck s was charged with drug trafficking when she appeared today in the #5
Magistrate’s Court. She pleaded not guilty to the charges. And since the prosecution did not object to bail, Magistrate Albert Hoare offered her a bail of $5,000 which she met. Her case was adjourned until September 16. Chan reportedly went to prison to visit an inmate around 10:20 a.m. today, at which time she took with her a white plastic bag. Inside were two foam plates containing food. Three fry jacks were in each foam plate. As is standard procedure, the plates were searched and a female prison officer found cannabis in a fry jack from each plate. When weighed the cannabis amounted to 80 grams. The police from nearby Hattieville Police Station were called in and the cannabis was shown to them. As a result, Chan was taken to Hattieville Police Station where the cannabis was weighed in her presence. She was then charged and the cannabis was labeled as exhibit.
Cruise Passenger Fined $1,200 For Cannabis
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Sept. 1, 2010 American national Steven Cape panakis, a cook residing in San Francisco who came to Belize City yesterday on a cr uise ship, was fined $1,200 today in the # 3 M a g i s t r a t e ’s C o u r t a f t e r h e pleaded guilty to possession of
8.9 g rams of cannabis. Magistrate Linden Flowers who imposed the fine, told Cape panakis that he had to pay the full fine for thwith, otherwise he would have to ser ve a seven month sentence. Cape panakis paid the fine and he was allowed to g o free. Capepanakis was busted around 3:10 p.m. yesterday at the dock in Tourist Village where he was getting ready to board a boat that was g oing to take him back to the cr uise ship when a plastic bag fell from the left pocket of h i s p a n t s. A n o b s e r va n t p o l i c e c o n s t a b l e w h o wa s p r e s e n t s aw the bag fall and retrieved it. The bag turned out to contain canmnabis and when it was shown to Capepanakis he did not deny that it was his. As a result, he was detained and charged. The stash weighed in at 8.9 g rams.
It’s been days since the Kendall Bridge was washed away. How much longer must we wait for a new bridge, Mr. Prime Minister?
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shoy Jr says: August 28 at 7:32am THAT THE WAY IT IS MR JOHN THIS COUNTRY CAN ONLY MOVE FWD WITH A P.U.P GOVERNMENT.. HERE AT THE NORTH WE ARE WITH YOU!!! MY BEST REGARDS.. P.U.P ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!
Selassi says: August 28 at 10:40am if i was a voter i would vote for johnny , think he woulds make a better leader, but JAH PICKS HIS LEADERS , IM A PERSONAL WITNESS TO HIS GOODNESS TO THE PEOPLE . Monroy says: August 28 at 2:17pm Well i am confident to say that with with Johnny at the leadership level, the PUP will regain its HONOURABLE RESPECT from Belizeans at home and abroad. What Johnny really need to do is to put together a vibrant, honest, hard working and down to earth 31 members that have Belize at heart and they can honourably take back back Belize from the despots currently in government. Cal says: August 30 at 12:48pm 'It is not time for more infights,our people are starving,we need a new leader that will take us into victory come next general election,2013-and that is JOHNY BRICENO,our country is going backwards not forward we need that leader that wil...l bring more investors and provide more employment for all BELIZEANS,not only UDP's or PUP's,belize is for all a we ,and we deserve better,and its not under the DEAN BARROW\UDP administration. The PUP needs to bring bak that confidence to our people,because we all know that the UDP cannot win without the votes of the PUP'S.'GO PUP......... Monroy says: August 24 at 10:30am JUST BE PATIENT AND FOCUSED JOHN, DONT LET THESE GREEDY POWER HUNGRY UDP's TRY TO DERAIL YOU OFF TRACK, KAS AM CONFIDENT THAT WITH U AT THE HELM OF THE PUP WE WILL TAKE BACK BELIZE IN 2013. Nah says: August 31 at 9:00am The time to unite is now! Congrats to JB for taking the lead in making this critical move. The real work of the party will begin now to make sure that the level of leadership that emerges from top to bottom will represent the interest of all Belizeans for a truely better Belize! Perez says: August 31 at 11:08am I STILL BELIEVE IN THIS PARTY AND I AM SURE THAT THIS PART STILL BELIEVES IN YOU AND ME BECAUSE THIS PARTY IS FOR ALL A WE. GO JONNY, WE IN COROZAL BAY SUPPORT YOU 100%. IT IS TIME FOR A TRUE PARTY TO RESTORE THIS COUNTRY THAT IS IN "HELL" THAT IS HOW I CALL THIS COUNTRY PRESENTLY, LIVING IN "HELL" GWHT says: August 31 at 8:40am I am from the Toledo and we are ready for change. We are ready to kick out the UDP they are simply doing nothing but collecting their pay. Jonny we are waiting for 2013. We will show the UDP that we will take back the country. Stay strong John keep the PUP going. Lets restore back Belize.
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Cancun, Mexico, bar bombed; 8 dead strike, now under investigation
Eight people died early Tuesday after attackers hurled several Molotov cocktails into a Cancun, Mexico, bar, the state attorney general said. Six women and two men, all Mexican nationals and employees of the tavern, were killed in the 1:30 a.m.
by judicial police, according to a release from Francisco Alor Quezada, attorney general for the state of Quintana Roo. Eight men hurled the explosives at the bar and fled in vehicles, the release said. No shots were fired. Although the tavern is just 5 kilometers from the city's tourist stretch, it sits apart from the area frequented by tourists, and the clientele is composed of locals, it said. Four of those slain died of burns and the others of asphyxiation, the release said.
Sagres Energy, the parent of Canadian firm Rainville Energy, which has the rights to explore three blocks offshore Jamaica for oil, says it has identified a "seismic bump" that could have three billion barrels of oil. And now, the firm has until next March to drill and verify or give up the licence, but won't drill unless it finds a partner. In a statement issued last Friday, Sagres announced that "results of an independent evaluation of the resource potential of certain prospectus identified in Sagres' blocks 9, 13 and 14 in the shallow-waters (20 metres) of the Pedro Bank 120 kms offshore Jamaica show(s) a gross mean prospective resource estimate (oil) of three billion barrels". The company's chief financial officer (CFO) told the Business Observer that the term resource means that the readings "showed a seismic bump that should there be oil that is how much would be in it". He referred to Business Observer to the president and chief geologist, David Johnson, who was unavailable after several attempts to contact him via telephone. In the statement, however, Johnson said "this evaluation provides a better understanding of the tremendous resource potential that lays in Jamaica". "With the combination of nine of 11 historical Jamaican wells with oil shows, thre mature sources, two potential reservoirs, and large structures, we believe that it is only a matter of time before a large untapped commercial resource is discovered in Jamaica. Furthermore, Jamaica is ready to commercialise its resource potential with refining capacity of 45,000 barrels of oil per day, electricity generators that accept gas, oil, or biodiesel fuels, an established bauxite industry, and a geographic position central to the major global marine trade routes," he said. Sagres says it will continue to pursue joint venture partners to further explore and develop its interests in the blocks and has already signed confidentiality agreements with several international energy companies to access the data for the blocks, and evaluate the potential for a joint venture. But the firm says it won't drill unless it finds a partner. "Sagres does not currently expect to incur any material expenditures in respect of the blocks in 2010 or elect
to enter into the second phase (which it must do by no later than March 2011) unless it enters into satisfactory arrangements with a partner for the funding of the Jamaican exploration programme," said the release. The production sharing agreement (PSA) gives Sagres the right to conduct exploration operations during an initial five-year period which is divided into two phases. During phase 1, the firm processed existing seismic data and acquired new seismic information. The second phase, requires Sagres to commit to drill at least one well or surrender the block and terminate the contract. Sagres said it completed its phase one commitments under the PSA with the acquisition and processing of 2458 km of 2D seismic data over blocks 9, 13 and 14 offshore Jamaica. "The interpretation and integration of the new and old data was completed in July 2010," said the exploration company in its press statement. "As part of this process, 51 existing seismic lines were digitally scanned and migrated, 8 well logs were reprocessed, and 2 lines of the new seismic data were selected for improved seismic processing. Geophysical and geological analyses of the data have resulted in a new suite of new interpretations, the definition of two drill-ready prospects, the identification of three additional leads, and a reassessment of the potential resource covered by the blocks." The resource evaluation, which has a preparation date of August 26, 2010 and an effective date of July 1, 2010, was prepared by Chapman Petroleum Engineering Ltd. "In the remainder of 2010, Sagres plans to: continue geologic work to progress exploration opportunities from lead to prospect status, which may include further seismic processing; begin formative work on the environmental impact assessment and site-surveys for exploration drilling; and complete the annual review and budget process with the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ)," added the release. Prior to the latest round of exploration, which also gives rights to Finder Exploration Pty Ltd of Perth Australia five blocks offshore southern Jamaica (namely blocks 6, 7, 10, 11 & 12), 12 exploratory wells were drilled between 1955 and 1981, of which two were offshore.
Jamaica may have 3 billion barrels of oil
New video shows trapped Chilean miners in good spirits
A new video by trapped miners in Chile shows them in good spirits, with shaved faces, wearing new clothes and sleeping on camp beds. The nearly 23-minute video, made available to families Tuesday, was shown to reporters Wednesday. In it, some of the 33 miners are seen wearing red T-shirts, blue shorts with white stripes and calf-length rubber boots. There aren't enough camp beds for all the miners yet, so the oldest among them get first preference, the men said. The men have been trapped in the desert copper-and-gold mine since an August 5 cave-in and are surviving on supplies funneled to them from above ground through three bore holes, each about 4 inches in diameter. The new video shows them receiving one of the supply tubes, which carried parts of a camp bed for the miners to put together. The men seem to be in better health and cleaner than in the previous video, shown last week. They even joke for the camera. Miner Yonni Barrios, who has some nursing experience, has been appointed the medical officer for the trapped men. "This is Dr. House," one miner says off-camera as Barrios is being videotaped. The medical TV series "House" is popular in Chile. The miners also are seen listening to merengue music by Domincan singer Juan Luis Guerra. Two songs that play during the video are "Burbujas de Amor" (Bubbles of Love) and "Ojala que Llueva Cafe" (I Wish it Rained Coffee). Over the last few days, rescuers have sent the miners MP3 players and small speakers with a selection of music including Mexican rancheras, Puerto Rican reggaeton and Dominican merengue. Relatives saw the video Tuesday in the tents that comprise Camp Hope at the entrance to the mine. Some of them emerged solemn-faced from the private screening; others were teary, yet most appeared happy. Eighteen-year-old Scarlet Sepulveda came out of the meeting crying. "My dad is fine, he's fine, but I miss him a lot," said the daughter of Mario Sepulveda, who held the camera and narrated last week's video. "Of course I miss him." Cristina Nunez, wife of Claudio Yanez, came out beaming. "They're much better. They're cracking jokes, they have their own things, and they're good," she said. "I
was very happy to see them." Jose Vega -- the 70-year-old father of Richard Alex Vega and a veteran miner himself -- said of his son, "I was a little worried because I didn't see him much in the video. I think, if they have a problem, they steer clear of the video. But then again, he's a bit like me. He doesn't like cameras too much." Meanwhile, drilling has begun as part of an effort to reach the miners. The effort to drill through more than 2,300 feet (700 meters) of rock and safely extract the workers could take three to four months, officials said. The hole under way is the excavation hole, where the drill bit will be placed. On Tuesday, the miners' menu included tea, herbal infusions, a yogurtand-cereal shake for breakfast, chicken sandwiches for lunch, kiwi at midafternoon, and jam sandwiches for the evening meal. In all, the day's meals contain 2,000 calories each. In addition, each man is being urged to drink about five liters of water per day. Wednesday's menu will include rice and shredded beef or pork, the first hot meal the men will eat since they became trapped nearly a month ago, said Jorge Diaz, a medic involved in the miners' care. Though the dishes are normally served with beans in Chile, Diaz said they would not be included, so that the men -- who are living in close quarters -- can avoid getting intestinal gas. Two of the 16 smokers in the group were to get nicotine patches. One of the men reported feeling withdrawal symptoms from not being able to smoke; the other one said he couldn't sleep without having a smoke. Reading material will include press clips about the rescue effort, copies of the "Condorito" cartoon books that are popular in Latin America, and a self-help book titled "Tactics for Public Speaking." The book was selected after the miners said they wanted to be able to speak eloquently to the news media when they are rescued. Meanwhile, a four-person team from NASA is set to arrive in Chile this week to help provide physical and behavioral health support to the miners. A medical official, a nutritional medic, a psychologist and an engineering expert in logistics from NASA will stay at the mine from Wednesday through Friday to help, Chilean Health Minister Jaime Manalich said. A group of engineers has said it has a "Plan B" that could halve the time it would take to reach the miners. Walter Herrera, quality control and risk manager for the Chilean mining company GeoTech, has said his company was bringing a specialized device typically used for boring water holes to the mine. The drill would use one of the three bore holes already made as a pilot and widen the diameter to about 28 inches, which officials have said is wide enough for the miners to be hoisted through. Chile's mining minister has not ruled out the alternative plan, but has cautioned it might not work. He has also said it might not be put into operation.
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SPECIAL EDITION Happy Birthday, Belize! September is here, we are all excited! Belize is twenty nine years old. As kids we celebrate too!!!! You too can be part of the party for Belize’s birthday. Want to know how? Well, if you are fourteen years old or younger, get your mom and dad to help you and write to Mariposa’s Kid’s Corner by emailing us at email@example.com and tell us about your best September 10th or September 21st experience. This will be so much fun!!!! Be short but not too short. Email us your short story of between 300 – 500 words. The deadline for all stories is September 8th, 2010. You can send us a photo of yourself as well. The winner’s story and a photo (if you wish) will be published in the next Mariposa’s Kid’s Corner. Now that is awesome! WIN!!!! WIN!!!!! WIN!!!!! And there is more, get this, the winner will also receive a $29.00 gift voucher to buy books at the Image Factory Book Store. I look forward to reading all your stories!
Belize Da Fu We: “Remembering St. George’s Caye”
I am Belizean
Find the words below by circling them in the puzzle, use the left over letters to reveal your hidden message…
CHINESE CREOLES EAST INDIANS
GARINAGU LEBANESE MAYAS
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Time Line of Belize’s History 1640 - 1862 Choose the correct years from the list below to match the statements about Belize’s History. (a) 1847 – 1900 (b) 1802 (c) 1862 (d) 1786 (f) 1798 (g) 1763 (h) 1716 (i) 1640s
Across 1. This code or set of regulations was signed on April 9, 1765 and became accepted as the first written "constitution". (N.B. - Remember to put in your apostrophe when writing the name). 3. What day of the week was the tenth day of September 1798? 4. What status was the community of St. George's Caye recently granted? 5. How many days did the battle for St. George's Caye last before it was finally ended on September 10. 6. Casina translated from Spanish to English is said to mean. Down 2. In its early days both the Spanish and Baymen called St. George's Caye by this name.
1. This period marks the beginning of the first buccaneer settlements at the mouth of the Belize River. _______________ 2. This period marks the first Spanish attacks on the Baymen in Belize. These attacks continue until 1798; at times the whole population of the settlement is driven off or captured, but the Baymen always return. African slaves are also brought in this period from Jamaica to cut wood. _________________ 3. The Treaty of Paris is signed allowing the British to cut and export wood in Belize; Spain continues to maintain its sovereignty but Britian increasing begins to defend its settler’s rights. _____________ 4. The Convention of London is signed allowing Baymen to cut wood, but not to establish plantations, fortifications or government. _______________ 5. The Battle of St. George’s Caye takes place in this year. __________________ 6. According to legend the first Garinagu arrived in Belize in this year. _____________ 7. The Caste Wars of the Yucatan take place in this period and Maya refugees flee to northern Belize. ____________ 8. In this year Belize becomes part of the British Empire as the colony of British Honduras. _____________
ANSWERS: History of Belize 1. 1640s, 2. 1716, 3. 1763, 4. 1786, 5. 1798, 6. 1802, 7. 1847 - 1900, 8. 1862 HIDDEN MESSAGE - Sub Umbra Floreo
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For Sale By Order of the Mortgagee
Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a Company duly registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Chargee under a Charge registered as Instrument #9036/2006 between CHARLES MATUTE of 14 Kiskadee Street, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize and SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. The said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. will at the expiration of three months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule hereto.
Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a Company duly registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Mortgagee under a Deed of Mortgagee made the 17th day of December, 2005 between HECTOR DAVID ROMERO and BLANCA ROMERO both of Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk District, Belize, of the one part, and SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. of the other part and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 41 of 2005 at folios 1 - 30; and the said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. will at the expiration of three months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule hereto.
Christians: For or Against Belize?
September is a special time for Belizeans. It is the nationalistic and patriotic month. Funny enough, someone at church asked me a very All offersquestion. to purchase the property be made in writing full profound A young brother, must who was very upset aboutand the half dressed women childrenofwho be obtained dancing in the the streets, particulars and and conditions salewould may be from saidwith obscene intoxication, asked, “what does the bible say about patriotism SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. and what role the Christian has in it?” It seemed like such an easy question at the time, but prying deeper he reminded me of the scripture: “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27) This he probed mustSECTION mean that we BLOCK are “in the world but not of it” REGISTRATION PARCEL and that being involved in social or patriotic action is not a basis for any 20 that all who6230 reward inBELMOPAN the sight of God. His punch line was are involved Area: 4052 S.M. in attempting to make the world a better place are actually serving Satan. Wow!!! His reason was that “the world belongs to him (Satan), he is "the prince and power of the air" according to Ephesians 2:2 and he is also called "the god of this world" in II Corinthians 4:4. DATED thisme10th August, It made holdday myofbreath for 2010. a second and wrinkle my eyebrows. But then I realized the Bible is actually quite clear about what a true Christian’s relationship to the world/his country should be. MUSA & BALDERAMOS The greatest patriot91ofNorth all history was the Lord Jesus Christ. He Front Street loved His people, the Jews, and He loved His nation, Israel. City In Matthew 23:37-39Belize Jesus mourned for the Jews and for Jerusalem. Attorneys-at-Law He mourned for them because they rejected for Him, and they rejected the Word of God. Because Scotiabank of their rejection of truth, (Belize) Ltd. Jerusalem would be destroyed, and the Jews would be taken into slavery. Matthew 23:3739, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, (a total rejection of divine truth) how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. (They were negative to divine truth) Look, your house is left to you desolate (empty, the glory of God was not dwelling in the Temple as He did in the past). For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'" In Matthew 5:13, Jesus tells believers that the nation they belong to while on earth, will only last as long as they, as believers in Jesus Christ, learn (Belize) and applyLtd., the Word of God. In registered other words, Belize Scotiabank a Company duly under the will only survive if Christians grow to spiritual maturity, learn and apply the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, Revised EdiWord of God. Matthew 5:13, "You are the salt of the land. (our nation tion, 2000, having its registered officehow at Cor. and Bishop Belize) But and if the salt loses its saltiness, canAlbert it be made salty Streets,ItBelize Belize, gives notice of to its be intention again? is noCity, longer goodhereby for anything except throwntoout and trampled by men." applies under to the abelievers in Belize today exercise its power of saleThis as Chargee Charge registered as just as it applied to the believers of that day. Instrument #5989/1998 between ERIC MEIGHAN of No. 17 Cor. "Salt losing its savor" refers to believers who have lost their Racoon &orSeagull Streets,influence. Belize City, and SCOTIABANK testimony, their spiritual ThatBelize person cannot help preserve (BELIZE) LTD. The said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. will at his country, and he cannot benefit anyone spiritually. goes theofChristian, so goes thethe nation, it is simple as that. If the As expiration three months from date of thea first publication Christians learn the Word of God and grow to spiritual maturity, of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule hereto. God will bless their nation, even if they have very poor leaders. And when believers refuse to devote their time to Bible study and spiritual growth, All offers to purchase thenation property must be made in writing then God will bring their down so fast they won't know and whatfull hit them. Just singing in church,of and being the offering particulars and conditions sale maycontributing be obtainedtofrom the saidplate will not deliver a country. SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. Many thousands of Jews were saved back in 586 BC, just before the destruction of Jerusalem and the Babylonian captivity. But they were negative to the learning of the Word of God. So God brought Nebuchadnezzar along to destroy Jerusalem, and kill many thousands of Jews (believers and unbelievers), and took many thousands into slavery (believers and unbelievers). Hosea 4:6 tells us one of PARCEL the reasons why REGISTRATION SECTION BLOCK God allowed theDE Jews to be taken captive and "..... ST. MARTIN PORRES 45 their city destroyed. 515 my people are destroyed because of a lack of (Biblical) knowledge." Area: 376.341 S.Y. Therefore, the Christian should be the best citizen the nation can have. Christians should be the greatest patriots in their nation. I challenge you today, to become "the salt of the land," to become the preserver of our great I challenge you 2010 to set your priorities to the learning DATED thisnation. 10th day of August, and application of the Word of God. If you do, you will be a part of that group that will be known as "the salt of the land," the preserver of your nation. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." (Psalm MUSA & BALDERAMOS 33:12). "Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord." (Psalm 144:15). 91 North Front Street Until next week, prayBelize for Belize, City love Belize and be active in fending off the evil that threatens her daily.
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THE SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO ALL THAT piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 275 comprising 1045.089 Square Metres (1249.926 Square Yards) situate in Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk District, bounded and described as shown by Plan No. 1142 of 2005 attached to Minister’s Fiat Grant No. 1142 of 2005 TOGETHER with buildings and erections standing and being thereon. (This property is now referred to as Parcel 439 – Block 4 – Yo Creek Village Registration Section).
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DATED this 10th day of August, 2010. MUSA & BALDERAMOS 91 North Front Street Belize City Attorneys-at-Law for Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd.
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Sunday, September 5, 2010
City Boys & Nizhee Corozal win thru to 2010 Belize Bank Superleague finals
City Boys lead the Belize Bank Super League football playoffs with 11 points from 3 wins and 2 draws, and will challenge Nizhee Corozal in the championship finals which begin at the Santiago Ricalde Stadium in Corozal on Sunday, September 5. The City Boys left tire marks all over Hattieville United as they romped to a 4-0 win at the MCC. garden on Sunday, while Nizhee Corozal knocked out the Placencia Assassins 1-0 at the Santiago Ricalde Stadium. ` The City Boys took the game to Hattieville United from the get-go, and Jack Dawson put them on the good foot early when he drilled home the winning goal in the senenth minute and Hattieville goalie William Johnson could do nothing about it. Leon “Lem” Jones and Jarret Davis led the Hattieville counterattack, and Leon Jones beat all the City Boys’ defenders Mark Grant, Shawn Thurton, Tyrone Linares and
Haitian import Godson Michel, to get off a shot that forced City Boys’ MVP goalie Charlie Slusher to come up with a difficult save, but it was still a 1-0 ball game at the half. City Boys’ Rookie of the Year Dalton Cayetano, Whitfield Patnett, Raymond “Killa” Gentle and Tyrone “T-bone” Muschamp pressed forward with their attack in the 2nd half, with the help of Haitian import Diennemercy Pierre, who had replaced Jack Dawson. It made for cheap thrills when Cayetano got off a hard shot that goalie William Johnson only managed to deflect to the feet of Killa Gentle. Johnson, came out of goal to forestall the play, but Raymond “Killa” Gentle danced the ball around him to get off a shot at the empty goal, but the ball sailed over the crossbar. “Killa” got another shot at redemption when Johnson came out of goal again, and this time he made no mistake as he
booted the ball into the net for a 2-0 lead in the seventy-ninth minute. Jason Young also challenged Johnson with a bullet of a shot, but the ball was rejected by a save that Johnson knew very little about. The Hattieville defense was hard pressed to contain Tyrone Muschamp’s attacks and when they brought him down inside the goal area, the referee awarded the City Boys a penalty. Team captain Gentle gave Diennemercy Pierre the ball to convert the penalty as the City Boys led 3-0 in the 86th minute. Another Haitian import Johnson Semexant took the field to replace Jason Young, and Semexant immediately worked the ball up the left wind to blast off a long range missile that had William Johnson beat, but it rebounded off the crossbar, right to the feet of Tyrone Muschamp, whose right away shot sent the ball into the net for the 4-0 lead in
the one minute before the long whistle blew. Leading up to the finals, Corozal Nizhee also have 11pts, but City Boys have the better goal differential. Michael “Chenko” Whittaker gave the Corozal fans reason to cheer and their money’s worth when he scored the winning goal in the 40th minute as the Corozal crew led 1-0 at the half. The Placencia squad needed a win for that extra 3pts to total 10pts and a shot at the finals, but all the King’s horse and all the King’s men, including such dazzling strikers like Ashley Torres, Zerrick Torres, Jason Westby and Gary Young failed to make any impression on the Nizhee defenders led by the able Nizhee captain Antonio Castillo, Kenny “Chupacabra” Canul, Julio Tun and Andrew Allen, and helped goalie Benito Moriera shut out the Placencia squad to secure the 1-0 win.
Atlantic Bank & Tuff E’nuff tie 1-1 in Interoffice basketball championship finals
Defending sub-champs Atlantic B a n k ke p t t h e i r ch a m p i o n s h i p hopes alive to the 3 game series of the 2010 Interoffice Basketball championship finals by toppling Tuff e’Nuff 70-62 in Game 2 at the
Belize City Center on Friday night. Tuff E’Nuff had beaten Atlantic Bank 67-64 in the regular season, and as expected, in Game 1 in last Wednesday, they bur ned Atlantic Bank 69-65. Ashton Edwards had
led the attack with 17 pts, also grabbing 4 rebounds, 4 steals, and dishing out an assist. Densmore ' Wa b l e ' E d wa r d s a d d e d 1 5 p t s, grabbed 3 rebounds and 3 steals, and handed out four assists. Ian Ferrera led Atlantic bank with 16 pts and grabbed 4 rebounds while Andrew 'Head' Staine added 16 pts and grabbed 3 rebounds. I n G a m e 2 , A s h t o n ’s a n d Densmore’s older brother, Tyrone “Joker” Edwards hit 2 long treys as he top-scored the game for Tu f f E ’ N u f f w i t h 2 1 p t s, a n d Tuff E’Nuff was up 13-11 in the first quarter. Tyrone also grabbed a rebound and 2 steals while handing out 5 assists. His brother, Densmore 'Wable' Edwards also drained in 2 long treys, as he added 13 pts and grabbed 4 rebounds and blocked a shot, and Tuff Enuf continued to lead 32-28 at the half. Darwin 'Dawg y' Elijio refused to go quietly into that dark night and he led Atlantic Bank’s counterattack, draining in 2 long treys in the 2nd half, as he scored
17 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and a steal, and dished out an assist to take over the lead 46-44 at the end of the 3rd quar ter. Atlantic Bank’s Justin Wade added 12 pts a n d g r a b b e d 7 r e b o u n d s, w h i l e I a n “ Pe n n y ” Fe r r e r a a d d e d 1 0 points, Leon “Bigs” Williams was the bankers post man, scoring 9 points in the paint and g rabbing 19 rebounds! Andrew “Head” Staine also hit a trey in money time as he and Je r m a i n e T i l l e t t a d d e d 6 p o i n t s each to the Atlantic Bank score. Lynden Galvez and Paul Roches each scored 6pts for Tuff E’Nuff, while Ashton Edwards and William Black chipped in 4pts each. The decisive Game 3 has been set for Wednesday night, September 1, which also be trophy night. Game 2 was to have been preceded by the g ame for third place between Telemedia 'Digicell' and First Caribbean / Quan's Trading co, but Telemedia won it 20-0 in uncontested fashion, when FCIB/Quan’s were a no show.
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Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy win 2010 national female softball champs
Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy are the 2010 national female softball champs, after they hammered the defending champs, Mirag e Lady Rebels, 7-0 in the finale and 4-1 in Game 10 to win the 3-day national tour nament organized by the Belize S o f t b a l l Fe d e r a t i o n a t t h e home of softball, the Rog ers S t a d i u m i n B e l i z e C i t y ove r the weekend. In Game 1 on Friday evening, Leandra Guy led Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy to their 1st win: 8-1 ag ainst the Belize r ural sub-champs, Easy Does It of Flowers Bank. K arlee B r a d l e y, S t e p h a n i e F r a n c i s and Myralee Ho scored 2 r uns e a c h , a n d Ta n y a D a v i s a n d Lizette Gong ora each scored one r un. Kathleen Rhaburn scored a consolation r un for Easy Does It. In Game 2 on Friday night, Camalote Cristal Par rot upset the 7-time champs Belize Telemedia 6-3. Camalote led 2 - 0 w h e n L y n e t t e “ Pa n c hy ” Gabourel came home in the first inning, and veteran pitcher Kenisha Sutherland came home in the third inning. Norecia Frazier put Telemedia
on the scoreboard when she came home in the fourth i n n i n g , a n d Te l e m e d i a t o o k over the lead 3-2 when Babsy Cadle and Mar tha Rhys came home in the top of the sixth i n n i n g. C a m a l o t e wo n w h e n S h a n i c e W i l l i a m s, Ta m i r a and Rochelle Orellano and Astrid Jones came home in the bottom of the sixth inning for the 6-3 win. In Game 3 on Saturday mor ning. Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy suffered their firstt loss when they fell 2-6 to the defending champs, Mirag e Lady Rebels. Tanya and Greta Davis had scored 2 r uns for Grace Kennedy in the first inning, but Jolene Davis s c o r e d t h e Re b e l s ’ f i r s t r u n w h e n s h e wa l l o p e d Ke n r e e n Gillett’s pitching in the first inning, and the Rebels led 3 - 2 w h e n Ja n e l l e S m i t h a n d Ta l e t h a C r u i k s h a n k c a m e h o m e i n t h e s e c o n d i n n i n g. R e b e l s D o r e t h Yo u n g c a m e home in the fifth and pitcher L a n i s h a Jo n e s a n d Ta l e t h a came home in the sixth. In Game 4, Camalote swatted the Belize Rural champs, Burrell Boom Sur vivors 13-1 as the entire Camalote
diamond came home. Nafeesa Gentle and Sharon Flowers scored 2 r uns each, and only Sur vivors’ catcher K arena Au g u s t s c o r e d a c o n s o l a t i o n r un for the Boom girls. I n G a m e 5 o n S a t u r d a y, Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy sent home 7-time national champs, Belize Telemedia, by a 9-5 win. Grace Kennedy led 3 - 0 w h e n Ta n y a a n d G r e t a Davis and Karlee Bradley came home in the firstt inning. Te l e m e d i a ’s E a r l e n e B e l i s l e also came home in the first a n d B e l i s l e, N o r e c i a Fr a z i e r and Barbara Cadle came home in the third inning to lead brief ly 4-3. Grace Kennedy regained the lead 7-4 when Greta, Shadalee and Mr yralee Ho and J a h n a Tr a p p c a m e h o m e i n the 3rd inning. MVP Leandra G u y s t r u ck o u t 5 b a t t e r s t o shut out the Telemedia batters i n t h e n e x t 3 i n n i n g s, w h i l e Tr a p p c a m e h o m e a g a i n i n the 4th and Tanya crossed the plate in the 5th for a 9-4 lead. Frazier scored BTL’s 5th r un ag ain in the 7th inning. I n G a m e 6 o n S a t u r d a y, the Sur vivors outlasted Easy Does It 14-13 to give the
Flowers Bank girls their ticket home, while they advanced to challeng e the Grace Kennedy girls in Game 8. I n G a m e 7 o n S a t u r d a y, Camalote Cristal Par rot suffered their first loss when they fell 4-9 to the Mirage Lady Rebels 9-4. Joleen Davis and Lisa Jones scored 2 each, and the Rebels led 5-0 with more r uns by Janelle s m i t h , Ta l e t h a C r u i k s h a n k and Christine Jacobs until Camalote’s Lynette Gabourel, Shanice Willims, Kenisha S u t h e r l a n d a n d A s t r i d Jo n e s scored on a hit by Bridget Fuller to trail 4-5. T he Rebels p r e va i l e d a s D o r e t h Yo u n g , Sharette Jones and Samantha Casey each scored a r un to win 9-4. In Game 8 on Saturday n i g h t , Ro a r i n g C r e e k G r a c e Kennedy moved up to the s e m i f i n a l s by s e n d i n g h o m e Burrell Boom Sur vivors 1 2 - 1 . Ta n y a D av i s s c o r e d 3 r u n s, K a r l e e B r a d l e y a n d Lizette Gongora scored 2 r uns each, and Stephanie, Greta, Shadalee, Myralee, Kenreen Gillett and Jahna each scored 1 r un. Sur vivors’
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Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy win 2010 national female softball champs
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best bat Marsha Will scored a consolation r un for the Boom girls. In Game 9 on Sunday morning, Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy moved up to the finals by blowing away C a m a l o t e C r i s t a l Pa r r o t 3 - 0 with Ste phanie, Greta Davis and Shadalee Ho coming h o m e i n t h e f o u r t h i n n i n g. Leandra Guy str uck out 3 batters for the 3-0 win. I n G a m e 1 0 , t h e Ro a r i n g Creek Grace Kennedy hammered Mirage Lady
Rebels 4-1. Lisa Jones had scored the Rebels’ 1st r un in the 1st inning, but it was all G r a ce Ken n ed y a fter th a t a s K arlee Bradley and Ste phanie Francis came home in the third inning to lead 2-1 and MVP pitcher Leandra Guy str uck out 4 batters, while Ta n y a D av i s h i t a h o m e r u n in the fifth inning and Greta Davi came home in the sixth inning for the 4-1 win. In the Fina match up -Game 11-Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy swatted Mirage
Lady Rebels 7-0 to clinch the championship. MV P Lea n d r a G u y s t r u ck o u t 4 b a t t e r s t o s h u t o u t t h e Re b e l s b a t t e r s, while Karlee Bradley scored in the 1st ining, Greta Davis came home in the third inning and Bradley and Stephanie Francis came home in the f o u r t h t o l e a d 4 - 0 . Ta n y a D a v i s, S t e p h a n i e a n d Ja h n a Trapp came home in the four th inning for the 7-0 shutout. T h e M o s t Va l u a b l e P l ay e r awa r d we n t t o L e a n d r a G u y, whose 6 wins won her the award
for Best Pitcher, and she also won the award for the Most Strikeouts: 18. President Net Pitts of the Belize Olympic & Commonwealth Games Committee presented all the individual awards and medals to the winners. Tanya Davis won the award for Most Home Ru n s, S h a d a l e e H o wo n t h e award for Most Stolen Bases: 3 and Greta Davis had the Most Runs Batted In (RBIs): 8 . B u r r e l l B o o m ’s M a r s h a Will won the award for Best Batting averag e: 0.600.
Giovanni Choto & Allen Castillo win in U-23 Guatemala junior cycling tour
Belizean riders Giovani Choto and Allen Castillo both did well in representing the jewel in the XLVI Guatemalan U-23 junior cycling tour held from August 26-29. Giovanni Choto finished an impressive third overall with a cumulative time of 10:57:46 over the four stages of the tour, while Allen Castillo emerged as the King of the sprints, with a total of 32 points, out-performing his nearest rival, Aldo Zamora, of the Jalapa
Cycling Association, who had 20 points. Dorian Monterroso of the DX Decorabaños from Quetzaltenango emerged the overall champion of the tour with a cumulative time of 10:55:18. Monterroso’s teammate Fredy Colop took 2nd prize with a cumulative time of 10:55:58. The Guatemalan Cycling Federation presented cash prizes, trophies and medals to the winners at the conclusión of the tour. The
4th stage was 2 laps over a circuit from San Lucas to El Tejar, a total distance of 88 kilómeters, with the top teams vying intensely for the top places, right down to a furiosly contested sprint for the finish, such as had never before been seen in previous tours. Rolando Soloman of the Jalapa Association won the 4th stage, clocking 2:14:20, while Adler Torres of the Esquipulas CCF team was hard on his wheel to place
second. Víctor Sánchez of the Team Fraijanes was 3rd, in that same lead spint, with the champion Dorian Monterroso placing fourth. Mario Santizo of the Coca Cola team clocked 2:14:24 as he placed 5th. Mario Santizo also had 15 points to rank third in the sprints. Dorian Monterroso also won King of the Mountains with 14 points over Rolando Solomán who also had 14 points and Mario Santizo.
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Sunday, September 5, 2010
CELEBRATION SEASON & SUN SAFETY
This week we begin the annual September Celebrations season; a time of revelry and remembrance of who we are as a people and the struggles we went though to get and hold on to the Jewel. The history of having to grab tight and hold on with all our might makes the celebration season even sweeter. And what with Carnival, School Children's Rally, and the ultimate in Spectator Sports – an international football game played at home- we will be out in the sun, aving fun, 'waving we flag'. But I must throw a wet rag into this mix: fun in the sun can be dangerous , like you Granny used to say:”too much of anything good fu nothing. Too much sun can do the obvious damage to skin causing sunburn, premature aging, and unsightly spots where alcohol in perfumes and aftershaves react on the skin with the direct rays of the sun. Sunburn can affect any skin color and is even more painful of babies and toddlers who we take out to these Celebrations activities in skimpy tops, shorts and without sunblock or even a cap. Youing children are incapable of assessing the heat and by the time they feel uncomfortable they are already sunburned. So sunblock of SPF 15 or more , there are the light
,misty spay types around, and spritz the kids and yourself. Wear a hat, cap or use the umbrella like the older ladies still do but keepthat holiday sun off your face and out of your eyes! Another aspect of September revelry is the Carnival Road March. It begins in the hottest time of the day and as a result, the participants and the spectators are exposed to the sun's full glory and heart blast. HYDRATION IS A MUST FOR CARNIVAL REVELERS AND THOSE
WHO WAIT FOR HOURS to watch it pass. The practice taken up recently of feeding energy drinks to the younger performance must be kept in check as it has been proven that there are some herbal supplements in these “energy drinks “ that raises the blood pressure and becomes part of a deadly equation when the heat of the sun is added to the mix. Several deaths in the US football training cicuits have been attributed to heatstrokes brought on and complicated by the intake of a
particular supplement that is in the most popular energy drinks that we can see being passed out to Carnival bands while they are on the move. To get back to the issue of hydration, sugary liquids like Ideals are not the best way to stay hydrated during the daytime holiday activities. The less sugary “sports drinks” hydrate way better and really do relieve thirst. Water is the best choice, of course, and one can freeze the plastic bottles and packages of water overnight and they will remain cold and refreshing throughout. For those people who find plain water kinda “blah” just squeeze a twist of lime in the water bottle and it tkes water to a whole new level of taste and protectionas the Vitamin Cin the lime will help skin fight sun damage from the inside out. Then again, who can argue about the refreshing, hydrating effect of a cold beer... keep it down to one or two for the event, dispose of the bottles responsibly and do not imbibe in front of the kids. Other than that, we too will be coming out to bram! To Jam. To Paaaty!! This is our Season, our Patriotic Season and the best time in the world to be home and to be A BELIZEAN!!!
heit. Obviously the atmospheric conditions in the region are right for stor m development as we have four named stor ms, one a Categ or y 4 stor m in the Tropical Atlantic T he war mth of the water means the stor ms will have more to fuel its g rowth and the size of the stor m can result in its unleashing of a tempestuous fur y that can lay waste to buildings and cause heavy rainfall which in tur n results in f looding and loss of lives, livestock and crops and cause extensive damag e to infrastr ucture. What can we do to mit-
ig ate the threat of destr uction, we can begin by slowing down the cutting of Mang roves and putting up seawalls in the areas where all the mang roves are g one. Our bar rier reef is a God given first line of defense from hur ricanes so we must protect the reef system at all costs. With the recent oil spill in the gulf and the new explosion of a rig just twenty miles south of the BP disaster, we may need to be on the look out for underwater or dispersed oil to be brought in our direction if this hur ricane season brings a Gulf stor m in. And are we just sitting ducks anyway, pawns in Nature's g ames of raising manmade cities to the g round just when mankind think he has tamed her? I think not. Cycles are the modus operandi of all things. But mankind , we believe has dominion over it all through knowledg e and ability to analyze his immediate environment all the way to the macros of the universe. We can handle the threat by wisely protecting and preparing for the annual cycle called the Hur ricane Season. And if you are still scared, then pray for the safety of the nation this season. Evidence sug g ests that the energ y and synerg y g enerated by collective prayer can move mountains – or stop stor ms. Ask those who were here when Mitch tried to come near us... Be safe. Be prepared.
HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHING ZENITH-BE PREPARED!
It's easy to forg et that September Celebrations Season is also the high point of our Atlantic hur ricane season. T his year, Mother Nature seems to be f luffing up her stor m clouds and booming out her thunder and rains even as we declare Belize to be “par ty central”. In just over seven days e have heard of four named stor ms taking place out in the Atlantic and one new one in the Pacific. Since 2008, we have now have to pay attention to the path of stor ms in the Pacific as well once they are near Guatemala as we have seen two systems cross the isthmus and enter into our side of the Atlantic, with no reg ard for the land mass that once ser ved as a demarcation of Tropical and Atlantic stor ms. Scientifically, the tenth of September is the peak of the Hurricane season in this region. We in Belize, back in 1931, on our ver y own Tenth Day, were devastated by a cr uel, unnamed stor m that killed hundreds, including students at the then SJC boarding school where the ESSO depot is.(T hat is why that area is called Old Colleg e.) It is said that school children were parading that fateful after noon when the stor m blew in and many young lives were literally washed away that ill fated Tenth Day. It raked -andscraped along our coastal towns and chang ed the demog raphics
of cer tain well developed areas in each town that felt the assault of the wind and waves. What is s hur ricane, you might say? Why an it be so destr uctive? Are we just sitting ducks waiting for our tur n to be hit and hit hard by its deadly force! Simply put,a hur ricane is a tropical weather system that thrives and g rows when cer tain atmospheric conditions and winds develop over waters that are of 80 deg ree temperatures or higher. According to the AccuWeather temperature map, the waters outside Belize are around 85 deg rees Fahren-
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Reflections Moving Forward My A$$...
By: Mike Rudon Jr. H e y, I j u s t h e a r d t h a t t h e new slogan for the September Celebrations has already been chosen. I’ve been a little out of the loop though so I haven’t heard which one they chose. Hmmm! I made sure I submitted mine in time, and I’m positive it wa s r igh t o n th e mo n ey. See, I looked around me at the jewel, talked to people on the streets, took note of what’s happening in the economy, watched the news e ve r y n i g h t a n d t h o u g h t r e a l l y hard about how I could capture the essence of where we are today as a nation, almost three decades after Independence, in 10 words
or less. T hen inspiration str uck like a flash of lightning and I had it, the perfect slogan – Divided, Desperate and Br uk…Moving Backwards…This is Belize! Get vex if you like, but that’s exactly where we are today under the UDP. Sure as hell you won’t see my slogan emblazoned on bright banners or being shouted from any podiums by g rinning politicians. That doesn’t make it any less real. The absolutely baseless and inane words of Dean Bar row keep reverberating in my head – it is clear to see that the magic is still there! Where, Mr. Bar row, WHERE exactly is it – in your mansion by th e sea mayb e? We would all be either complete morons or cer tifiably insane to look around us, to look anywhere i n B e l i z e a n d s e e a n y m a g i c. I remember looking at the people brightly clad in red jumping up i n t h e s t a n d s, f u e l i n g B a r r ow ’s euphoria, and thinking – how many of those people would have food on their tables when they went home that evening. I wonder how many of those people out
there that day are now sitting in homes without utilities because they can’t afford to pay the bills; how many of them can’t send their children to school right now; how many of them are out of work, out of hope, desperate. I know for sure that the magic is still there for Mr. Bar row and his relatives and friends, for Mr. Vega, for Mr. Boots and Mr. Faber; for Mr. Finneg an and Mr. Singh and Mr. Perdomo and Mr. Flippin’ and Mr. Saldivar and all the rest o f t h e U D P f a t c a t s. T h e y ’ v e g ot g reat big luxur y vehicles and g r e a t b i g a l l owa n c e s a n d p e r k s and g reat big homes with g reat big steaks beside great big flagons of champagne. You get my point. Yup, the magic is alive and well in those circles and their finances are sure as hell moving forward. That’s not the reality for the rest of us common folk, unfortunately. I looked at one local newscast last night to see if I could get a sense of Mr. Bar row’s magic, to s e e i f I c o u l d c o nv in c e my s e l f that yes we are moving forward, u n i t e d a n d p r o u d . L e t ’s s e e … there was a report on a shooting in the city in which a 24 year old man was shot in the chin. Then there was a stor y about a 22 year old man who was shot in the back and head. Oh yeah, and then there is the family who was ter rorized when a gunman pushed a sawedoff shotgun through one of their windows and fired three shots at them. We’re not done yet…there was also a report by a minor that a gunman fired shots at her in front of her home and a repor t where a youth was burned badly when boiling water was thrown on him, allegedly by Police Officers.
26 One newscast, one night! I’m still looking for the damned magic. The newscast last night also featured a ceremony out at St. George’s Caye to inaugurate the September festivities. It was well attended by people of means. I’m sure the sea breeze felt magical and in such pristine sur roundings being serenaded by talented artists singing I Am Belize, the hear ts of those in attendance must have swelled with a sense of unity and pride and forward movement. But that’s not Belize, Jack. That’s just a little stage-managed, fabricated, glistening bubble f loating above the cesspool which Belize has become – seriously! Belize is not moving forward... quite the opposite! Right about now, Belizeans are as divided as we have ever been. Belizeans are as desperate as we have ever been because times are harder than they have ever been. Businesses are closing down, unemployment is rising along with the cost of living and there is no light at the end of this tunnel. As for pride – that doesn’t ser ve much of a purpose right now since the 4 3 % o f B e l i z e a n s l iv i n g b e l ow the poverty line cannot eat pride to fill their bellies nor can their cr ying children’s hunger pangs be assuaged with an extra helping of pride. We’re in bad shape and anybody who cannot see that is a fool. United and Proud…Moving Forward! I am Belize. Yeah, it’s a nice slogan, but for another time and another place. My slog an is much better if I do say so myself – Divided, Desperate and Br uk. Moving Backwards! This is Belize Under the UDP!
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Sunday, September 5, 2010
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by firstname.lastname@example.org There are those amongst my faithful readers who’ve complained about the steady diet o f columns seeki ng to delineate th e myriad ways in which Belize Prime Minister Dean Bar row has e x p o s e d h i s b o g u s n e s s. S o m e have expressed that they are b o r e d w i t h h av i n g t o r e a d t h i s near diatribe week after week, and that essentially they’ve gotten the message and I need to move on. Bar row, one opined, i s n ot g oing to chang e, and we k n ow him for whom he is. T here is more than a ker nel o f tr uth in that, my brother, and I ca n only say amen. Then there are those who f r a n k l y d o n’t t h i n k t h a t i n t h e greater scheme of things it s h o u ld be my first priority. T hey wor r y too that I might g et lost in my cr usade to bring this message, a n d t h a t i t s o n e - n o t e ch a r a c t e r may end up defining my body o f work. N o w t h a t l a s t p a r t wo r r i e s me. I take pride to the point surpassing mere ego in my “ b o d y of work” – the hundreds of thousands, quite possibly m i l l i ons of words I have written that have been published over the p a s t three decades in the pag es of various newspapers, both here at home and abroad, and on blogs in the vast domain of cyberspace. I would hate like hell to be d ef i ned as a mere denouncer of D ea n Bar row. T he problem, though, is that ever y time I figure I have plumb the ver y depths new examples pop u p b efore my ver y eyes. I swear to you, faithful reader and other g en t le folks, I do not g o out of my way to look – I don’t have to! T he man is such a veritable fount o f contradictions, convolutions
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a n d hy p o c r i s y s o m e t i m e s I f e e l I have b een tr a p p ed by i ts s h eer plentitu d e. But I a g r ee th a t a b r ea k ever y n ow a n d a g a i n wo u l d b e g o o d , perhaps it may help to spice things up for those for whom the same-old, same old nature of this par ticular piece of business have become s ta l e. Yo u ca n g o a h ea d and let m e k n ow a t my p u b l i s h ed e-mail a d d r es s. In th e m e a n ti m e I wi l l l eave you with a brief old joke that I sometimes use analogous to
d es cr i b i n g D ea n B a r r ow a n d h i s d i s d a i n f o r B el i z ea n s. I t s eem s th a t b a ck i n th e Fi f ti es a h i g h p r o f i l e d A m er i ca n b a s eb a l l p l ayer r a n i n to h i s wi f e wh i l e s tr o l l i n g r o m a n ti ca l l y a r m i n a r m w i t h h i s l o ve r i n b r o a d d a y l i g h t o n a N e w Yo r k C i t y street. The wife had heard the r u m o u r s o f th e r el a ti o n s h i p a n d now was being confronted by ev i d en ce. B u t even a s s h e d r ew h er s el f up and summoned the courag e to confront her unfaithful husband, he decided on a pre-emptive thr ust. Who are you g oing to believe, he demanded of the c u cko l d e d wo m a n , t h e e v i d e n c e o f yo u r eyes o r m e? To o m a n y t i m e s w h e n I hear Dean Bar row equivocate,
27 l i e , e l i d e , b a c k t r a c k , f l i p f l o p, p r e va r i c a t e, e va d e, a n d p r a c t i c e h i s s p e c i a l b r a n d o f d i s h o n e s t y, I th i n k o f th e s to r y o f th a t b a l l p l ayer a n d h i s wi f e. I n B a r r o w ’s w o r d s , B e l i z e is in the midst of an economic r ecover y – h e s ees th e s i g n s. I n our eyes Belize is in the throes of severe economic distress, perhaps th e wo r s t i n l iv i n g m em o r y. W h o y o u g o i n g t o b e l i e v e , B a r r o w ’s wo r d s o r yo u r eyes ? B a r r ow i s b o g u s.
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To Reform or Not to Reform…….……
by: Carolyn Trench-Sandiford Party Chairman To Reform, or Not to Reform? That is always a question in politics. But for the People’s United Party, the question is normally what to reform next, as our Party has a history and track record for initiating and embracing reform and change to either create a better life for our people, or to enhance, deepen and broaden our democracy as a Party, and as a nation. Undoubtedly, this is one of the many characteristic that distinguishes us from any other political party in Belize, and what has contributed significantly to our success. The Organization of American States [OAS] has extended an invitation to me to represent our Party at a two-day workshop in Jamaica to discuss model legislation to regulate political parties and campaign financing in member states. In other words, this is a workshop to discuss legislation for campaign finance reform. Belize, of course, is a member of the OAS. Campaign finance reform has long been a topic for reformists and those who believe that it is not only a prerequisite to electing the best possible person to office, but also to prevent the subversion of the national interest by the individual or corporate interest donors, which by extension, should minimize corruption and mismanagement of public resources. However, if this is to have any teeth, then it is first necessary to enact legislation with clearly defined mechanisms to regulate the activities of political parties, particularly how they solicit donations. Such legislation would mandate the registration of political parties as a requirement to participating in elections, as well as the processes and procedures to be followed in accessing, managing and spending contributions. In addition, campaign finance reform legislation is expected to establish limits on the type and quantity of donations, specify who can be a donor, and even whether the donor can be local or international. As well, monitoring and compliance adherence mechanisms would be included, and the penalties for noncompliance stated. Advocates of campaign finance reform have argued relentlessly that it will facilitate a level playing field for all candidates, as it would cap spending, and consequently provide equal access and representation. According to them, the focus of the attention of the electorate would then be on what the candidate brings to the table, and not on how much they spend in seeking office. In their view, this can also lead to a
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fair and transparent election process, as spending power influences the quality of workers, the use of the media and other campaign expenditures in elections, and restrictions would control and make public this information. They also believe that campaign finance reform will contribute to candidates spending more time campaigning, and discussing issues, and not fundraising. Of course there is always the other side. Those who oppose campaign finance reform argue that political campaign requires money to pay for advertisement, salaries and wages, transportation and the proverbial political patronage, and the candidates must be able to access finance for this purpose. Also, in countries like Belize where
the economy is small, where everyone knows everyone, and opportunities are limited, the requirement of disclosure by corporate donors may not be welcomed, as they may not wish to be seen to be aligned with any political parties, as this can subject them to political victimization, and affect the success of their business. This will undoubtedly stifle contributions. Thus if the source of funding shrinks, or the playing field is to be leveled by capping or limiting sourcing, then where will the funding come from for election budgets? It has been suggested that taxpayers should foot the bill, either totally or partially. This raises another kind of discussion at a time when political polarization and the
distrust of politicians managing public funds is at its highest. And even if tax papers are to foot the bill, what will be the determining factors as to who gets what and how much they get? As a Party we owe it to commence the process of discussing the pros and cons of this important issue, as it has implications to our democracy. This was a topic at a recent PUP Think-tanking session and the discourse was robust and spirited for both sides of the debate…This debate should also be taking place at all levels of the Party, for it is only if we do this, will the revolution continue…. and only so will we be able to create a NEW BELIZE, which will bring to all Belizeans a better life and a just share of the national wealth……
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Belize Times
Unity in Sight
Contributed Members of the People’s United Party breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday last when word came out that delegates from across the country had reached a consensus. For too long, members and supporters of the ‘grand old party” have been kept in limbo, waiting and hoping for a sign that those at the top could work out their differences, bury their hatchets and get on with the task at hand. The hard cold reality is that the United Democratic Party have been failing miserably at governance but with a splintered and unfocused opposition, they have been able to move from weak to weak with nary a dissenting bleat. We have seen that we cannot rely upon a seemingly infiltrated, compensated and castrated media to hold this administration to task. When word broke last Friday that five of the six PUP members of parliament had paid Johnny Briceńo a visit in what appeared to be a show of unity against, a few persons became rather nervous. I must admit that I was in that number. While it must certainly be obvious by now that I consider the PUP the better party for Belize, it can be no less evident that I would not be inclined to support any “Zinc Fence” controlled PUP. If a challenge to Briceńo’s leadership was to come, it would be from one of two sources. Freetown representative Francis Fonseca who enjoys the support of the so-called old guard or Mark Espat, whose support comes primarily from the Zinc Fence and Channel Seven. In the end, Espat’s
downfall might very be the very source which he considered his strength. Belizeans are quite wary of the strong influence that Evan Hyde and his Zinc Fence sub-culture have over Mr. Espat. Mark Espat, and Hyde’s son Cordell, have become practically inseparable and generally are known to speak with one voice. Looming at all times over the two is the ever Machiavellian and malignant influence of Father X. That association makes many people nervous and while, yes we all read what the man writes, many are opposed to his divisive ways and racist and bigoted policies. Belize is just too small to be perpetually divided and pitted against itself. Apparently, that is also the message sent to and heeded by those persons in the upper echelon of the People’s United Party. A house divided against itself cannot stand and our people have grown weary of the in-house fighting. The PUP emerged from last week’s National Party Council (NPC) with renewed vigour and an urgent sense of purpose. Unite the party and move forward to the ultimate goal of a true restoration of Belize. Delegates from across the country rose in unison to declare their support for Johnny Briceno and to demand a united and inclusive “big tent” approach to the looming task ahead. For the first time in a long while, party supporters believe that an end to the bitter and damaging differences are in sight. The fear of the five parliamentarians, who seemed mostly concerned that Party Leader Johnny
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BY ORDER of the Mortgagees, Messrs. The Belize Bank Limited, Licensed Auctioneer Kevin A. Castillo will sell the following property on site [Lot No. 161 Narciso Urbina’s Estate, Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District] on Wednesday the 8th September 2010 at 11:30 am:
Briceňo was planning to ignore the constitution of the party and call a snap-election, was allayed and while they did not attend the NPC, there is no indication that any protestation is at hand. A press release from party headquarters assured that “The National Executive of the PUP also met on special session on Monday, August 30, 2010 to discuss the implementation of the decisions made by the NPC and to ensure that the rules and procedures used to conduct the special convention were constitutional and would meet the transparency and accountability promised by the Party Leader, Honourable John Briceño.” There might yet be mischief afoot from those in whose interest disunity is preferred, but Johnny Briceno has pulled a masterful chess move. To
cry foul and pretend that enough time was not given for a challenge is unfair since everyone knew that a convention was due from as long as two years ago. With his latest manoeuvring, Briceno has proven that he can play in these big leagues and it is time for all to put their differences aside and close ranks behind the leader and move forward in the best interest of progress. Our system of democracy cries out for a strong opposition and the over half of our population that support the PUP deserves proper representation. The UDP have been given an opportunity and have failed miserably. It is time to put competent and hardworking individuals back in Belmopan and to put this wayward train back on track. We owe it to ourselves, to our children and most of all to our country. May GOD bless Belize!
By Order of the Mortgagee Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a Company duly registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Mortgagee under a Deed of Mortgagee made the 5th day of July, 1995, between JANET ROBERTS and ENRIQUE ROBERTS both of Santa Maria Street, Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District, of the one part and SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. of the other part and recorded at the Land Titles Unit in Deeds Book Volume 15 of 1995 at Folios 649 – 674, and the said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. will at the expiration of three months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule hereto. All offers to purchase the said property must be made in writing and full particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from the said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD.
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ALL THAT lot piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 161 situate in Narciso Urbina’s Estate, Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District of Belize comprised in Minister’s Fiat (Grant) No. 300 of 1993 dated the 20th day of May, 1993 and more particularly delineated on Plan No. 300 of 1993 attached thereto TOGETHER with all buildings and erections standing and being thereon. (Being an incomplete concrete bungalow dwelling house and lot situate in Narciso Urbina’s Estate, Orange Walk Town, the freehold property of Mr. Kishinchand Gianchandani).
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ALL THAT piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 581 comprising of 557.351 Square Metres situate in Louisiana Farm Lots Layout, Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District bounded and described as shown by Plan No. 72 of 2003 TOGETHER with all buildings and erections thereon. (Property now declared under Registration Section - Orange Walk Town Block 4 Parcel 3195.)
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The Truth Shall Make You Free
DOMINGO 5 de SEPTIEMBRE , 2010
Issue No. 4709
El Sábado en el Salón de la Independencia, el Honorable Líder del Partido. John Briceño recibió un claro mandato abrumador y transparente de los verdaderos dueños del partido, las bases simpatizantes y miembros de todos los rincones del país. Basta ya de tonterías, dijeron en una sola voz - debemos enfrentarnos al enemigo real y comprometerse con ellas, bajo el liderazgo de John Briceño, o nos veremos en la oposición durante otros 5 años venideros del 2013, y eso es inaceptable. El Jefe del Partido fue instruido en términos inequívocos para hacer lo que sea necesario para llevar adelante la Parte, para trazar el camino a Belmopán. El pueblo exige una acción y fueron escuchados. Para los miembros del Ejecutivo que no estuvieron presentes, a los que han sido percibidos como una amenaza para la unidad y el avance del Partido; a los que estaban sentados en sus esquinas, mientras que el trabajo de reconstruir el Partido se llevó a cabo - un mensaje también fue enviado. Ya no se tolerará sus acciones. Si no están dispuestos a trabajar y dispuesto a atender el llamamiento del pueblo, serán reemplazados. Como un Presidente de la Circunscripción Norte En suma - pueden dar su opinión,
pero tendremos nuestro camino, Nuestra gente en el Salón de la Independencia de ese día sólo se emiten a través de directrices claras que se han hecho eco de decenas de miles de partidarios de PUP en toda esta nación - El Partido debe unirse. Las energías del Partido por demasiado tiempo han sido dirigidos contra el enemigo equivocado. El UDP es el enemigo y deben ser contratacados. Si bien hemos estado distraídos, el UDP ha llevado a cabo la guerra contra nuestro pueblo de un rincón de este país al otro, son víctimas de ellos, haciendo que sufran. El Partido no puede ser fiel a su mandato de servir a la gente si se une de inmediato y se mueve hacia adelante
¿Recuerdan el aparato prueba de núcleo que atrajo tanto la atención a finales de Enero de 2009, cuando los agricultores de caña protestaron su uso en Tower Hill? En esa serie de disturbios el agricultor de caña, Atanacio Gutiérrez, de 46 años, fue muerto a tiros, presuntamente por un oficial de policía que llevaba un arma de alto poder. Doce personas resultaron heridas y al final del día, el humo negro que emanaba de los neumáticos para quemar establecidos por los agricultores de caña significaba que durante días, diez para ser exactos, la oscuridad se cernia sobre la industria azucarera de la nación. Los campesinos se opusieron firmemente a la utilización de la base de muestras, porque sabían que era una más dura, si bien, el método más preciso de control de la calidad de su caña. Eso se tradujo en menos dinero en sus bolsillos en un momento en que la crisis económica estaba en su primera vuelta. Pero hoy la noticia sobre el temido aparato de muestras básicas es que al-
guien vio el pedazo de equipo lo suficientemente importante como para robarla. ¡Sí! De acuerdo con el Gerente de la Industria Azucarera de Belice Junta de Control, Marcos Osorio, el muestreador núcleo fue retirado de la Caña de Azúcar Autoridad de Control de Calidad de construcción en el complejo durante un robo entre Julio 10 y 28 de Agosto. Los descarados ladrones estaban equipados para robar mucho más que la toma de muestras, como una prensa hidráulica valor de $ 60.000 y otros equipos pesados, con valor de más de 100.000 dólares, fueron robados. La vergüenza, sin embargo, se extenderá a más allá de la BSI, que se jacta que tiene características de seguridad tan avanzados que desalentaría incluso a las moscas que entren. Ahora nada menos que el Departamento de Policía de la nación, cuyo historial habla por sí mismo, tendrá la tarea de localizar estos objetos robados que no son fácilmente ocultables, y hacer las detenciones respectivas.
Muestreador nucleo es una pieza clave del equipo codiciado
a Belmopán, a vencer a los enemigos del PUP y el enemigo del pueblo y la nación, el Primer Ministro UDP Dean Barrow. El hombre elegido para dirigir el cambio a Belmopán y salvaguardar los derechos de nuestros muchos seguidores en este país es el Hon John Briceño. Si había alguien que no esta 100 por ciento convencido de que los verdaderos propietarios del PUP preveen depositar a Briceño como el próximo Primer Ministro de esta nación, ahora debe estar seguro de que el pueblo ha hablado, y hablado estrepitosamente. Liderados por el exitoso Politico de Toledo East Mike Espat, presidentes y representantes de la circunscripción en todo el
país estan emitiendo la convocatoria de una Convención Especial inmediata para apoyar a Briceño como líder y trazar el camino a la victoria política cuando las próximas elecciones se lleven a cabo.. Entre aclamación abrumadora, el líder del Partido Briceño se levantó y aceptó el cargo que se ha puesto a sus pies. Cediendo a los caprichos de la gente, Briceño anunció que una Especial Convención Nacional del Partido se celebrará el 17 de octubre de 2010. Se comprometió a seguir todos los principios establecidos en la Constitución PUP, la biblia del Partido, y de manera verdaderamente democrática anunció que todos los envíos en el Comité Ejecutivo Nacional estarán abiertos a las propuestas de cualquier miembro del partido que se sienten que están dispuestos y son capaces de servir a su pueblo en ese cuerpo. La Máquina Azul, con el Partido Líder John Briceño trazando el camino, va a Belmopán en las próximas elecciones generales. El gigante dormido se ha despertado por las voces del pueblo y donde quiera que estén, los déspotas en el Partido Unido Democratico no dormiran facilmente esta noche. Adelante siempre con el Partido Unido del Pueblo!
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Sunday, September 5, 2010
ditorial EL PUEBLO HA HABLADO...
El Sábado, 28 de ag osto 2010, las bases de People's United Par ty se pusieron de pie en el histórico Salón de la Independencia para recordar a todos los presentes que ellos son los verdaderos dueños del PUP y que tomarán las decisiones en cuanto a la par te que les preocupa . Pidieron que –no, exijieron la unidad dentro del Par tido, el pueblo exigió un fin a las disputas internas infernales, exigió que los dirigentes se enfrenten al enemig o real que es el UDP, exigió que la Constitución PUP sea defendido siempre, exigió una especial temprana "Unidad", una Convención para trazar el camino a seguir para Belmopan y exigieron que las personas en el Ejecutivo que no han contribuido a la labor del Par tido se retiren y se sustituyan por los miembros han de dar su vida a la pacífica y constr uctiva revolucion de Belice. Es un g rito que ha pasado mucho tiempo en lleg ar, pero ahora han dicho, no puede ser ignorada. La razón para el g rito fue repetido por todos los presents de todos los rincones del país. Si el Partido no se une y se une ahora, no se va a Belmopan, cuando las próximas elecciones generales sean llamados por este g obierno dictatorial. Otro tér mino en la oposición simplemente no será tolerado. Miles de par tidarios leales del PUP sigue sufriendo bajo el UDP a través de la victimización, sin visión política, la incompetencia, la corr upción y la negligencia. Nuestra economía está en r uinas, nuestras industrias en el caos, nuestro tejido social destrozado, y este g obierno no tiene nada que ofrecer, solo más dolor. Con una sola voz a las bases de las instr ucciones del PUP y su líder John Briceño a hacer todo lo necesario para efectuar un cambio, para garantizar que el PUP cumpla su mandato de ser vicio a todo nuestro pueblo, para garantizar el reg reso del Par tido a Belmopan. De manera abr umadora, la gente del Consejo Nacional PUP aprobó a John Briceño como el Jefe del Partido y el hombre que será el próximo Primer Ministro de esta nación. Veintiséis de los 31 g r upos políticos estuvieran plenamente representados en la reunión, y el apoyo a Briceño fue rotundo, con el reconocimiento que en los últimos dos años y medio ha sido el hombre en las trincheras, el hombre que visita los pueblos de todo el país para hablar con la gente, para escuchar sus preocupaciones, para ayudar en lo posible. El sábado el carg o fue conducido por el exitoso politico veterano Mike Espat de Toledo Oriente, quien afir mó - "Una cosa es común en todos los pueblos. Señores, si ustedes quieren nuestro apoyo, entonces tenemos que unirnos. Y parece que el PUP se nieg a a escuchar. Parece que pasamos más tiempo en la lucha contra nosotros mismos que luchar contra el UDP. Nuestro compromiso después de esas reuniones con el Gr upo del Sur – Yo doy la promesa de mi apoyo. No tenemos tiempo para ir a combatir en cualquier convenio y es por eso que hicimos un movimiento. Hemos dado un paso en Corozal que estamos apoyando como líder del Partido Unido del Pueblo. Estas tonterias tienen que finalizar! El PUP si es democratic. Este g r upo per tenece a nosotros. Nosotros tomaremos esas decisiones aquí. Este g r upo no per tenece a dos, o tres personas. " Siguiendo las instr ucciones de su pueblo, el Par tido Líder John Briceño anunció que la Relatora Especial de la Convención Nacional U n ido del PUP se celebrará el 17 de octub r e de 2010 en C iudad Dang riga. Todas las posiciones en el Comité Ejecutivo estará en jueg o, y nominaciones para los puestos serán aceptadas entre 01 de septiembre -13. En el espíritu de inclusión, la enmienda a la Constitución que per mite al PUP 1 delegado por cada 25 votos recibidos (por oposición a 1 delegado por cada 100 votos) estará en vig or. Al salir de la reunión del Consejo del Par tido Nacional, el mensaje a los del Ejecutivo que no han contribuido a la labor de los del PUP es clara. Si decide no escuchar las demandas de la gente que le dio su mandato, se le dará aviso. El mensaje para el Partido Democrático Unido es aún más claro y no hay duda de que han recibido noticias de que el día del juicio final está cerca. Un país unido, centrado y deter minado People's United Party, impulsado por el mandato de las masas de seguidores en todo el país seguiran sin inmutarse en su marcha a Belmopán. 17 de octubre 2010 marcará el principio del fin de esta administración Bar row de cor ta duración, pero que ha causado daños ter rible. ¡Viva el Partido Unido del Pueblo. Que Viva Belice!
Desde el Ecritorio del Lider del Partido NESECITAMOS RETRACTAR EL BUTON DE LA ECONOMIA EN BELICE
Atravez de todo el pais de Belice el Pueblo se encuentra llorando de que las cosas van de mal en peor. No se puede conseguir trabajo, el costo de vida continua incrementando y no hay un plan economic para ayudarnos a salir de este atoyadero. Las preguntas surjen, que esta hacienda el Gobierno al respecto? Como sobreviviremos esta crisis? Mientras en todo el país este sentimiento de malestar está superando a los beliceños, el Gobierno de Belice, anunció recientemente que en el primer trimestre de 2010, la economía de Belice experimentó un crecimiento del 3,5 por ciento en su Producto Interno Bruto (PIB). Mientras que el Primer Ministro puede estar usando esto como evidencia de que la economía de Belice está en el camino a la recuperación, lo que no explicó es que todos los años, en los primeros seis meses nuestra economía muestra un crecimiento aún más grande ¿Por qué? Es que durante estos meses es la mayoría de las exportaciones de Belice de los productos agrícolas. Por ejemplo, en febrero de nuestros exportadores de banano consigue generalmente más altos sus precios de exportación. Del mismo modo, el azúcar se produce sobre todo durante los primeros seis meses del año, al igual que los cítricos. Es entre los meses de diciembre y abril que nuestra temporada turística está en él es más alto. Es entonces cuando tenemos miles de visitantes durante la noche y algunos cientos de miles-Pasajeros de cruceros visitando Beliz, cierto crecimiento en la economía se espera durante esta época del año. Sin embargo, a pesar de este crecimiento de la economía, la Cámara de Comercio de Belice y de Industria realizó una encuesta entre algunos de sus miembros y encontró que la mayoría de sus miembros están seriamente preocupados por el futuro. En esta encuesta, 87 empresas de diferentes tamaños fueron entrevistados. Cuando se les preguntó si ellos han visto ningún crecimiento en su negocio en el primer trimestre y la segunda en 2010, el 68 por ciento respondieron que no han visto el crecimiento o una disminución de las ventas. 27.5percent respondió que hasta el momento, los ingresos de 2010 ha sido peor que el 2009 por más de 10 por ciento. Cuando estas empresas se les preguntó si sus márgenes brutos (esto es la diferencia entre el precio de venta y el costo del producto) fueron los mismos o mejores que el año pasado 80.8percent de ellos respondió que era igual o peor. En realidad 21.4percent respondió que sus márgenes redujeron en más de 10percent. El seguimiento se pregunta por qué es que ellos han visto contrato comercial. Sus respuestas varean pero el 51,2 por ciento respondió que tuvo que reducir sus precios para competir. Otro 25,6 por ciento respondió que se ha vuelto muy difícil para cobrar sus cuentas. El resultado de esta encuesta no debe sorprendernos. En realidad, sólo ha confirmado lo que los Belicenos han estado experimentando en esta administración UDP. Sólo unas pocas semanas el Gobernador del Banco Central creó un gran revuelo cuando anunció que los bancos en Belice están en problemas. Señaló que el porcentaje de préstamos no rentables es cada vez mayor y con imprudencia temeraria destacó el banco más grande de Belice. Se creó tal revuelo que el Primer Ministro tuvo que intervenir al día siguiente y anunciar que nuestros bancos son solventes y también lo es el Banco de Belice. Este tipo de declaraciones y acciones son la verdadera razón porque la economia de Belice esta en tal depresión. La UDP fue elegido en el gobierno sin un plan económico y en lugar de tratar de abordar esta cuestión han estado luchando con muchos negocios en el sector privado. Sus acciones no han ayudado, sino que se han sumado a la falta de confianza de los inversores en Belice. A principios del 2008, hubo muchos proyectos de turismo. Fueron muchos inversores dispuestos a llegar a Belice e invertir. Para el año 2009, la inversión extranjera directa se secó en casi un 50 perciento de 315 millones de dólares a cerca de $ 180 millones y muchas de estas inversiones propuestas fueron archivados. La adquisición de la mayor compañía de comunicaciones de Belice, el aumento de la GST en un 25 por ciento y el gasto desenfrenado del gobierno no ha ayudado el clima de inversión en Belice. El gobierno del UDP ha superado esta estadistica. Los Beliceños les han dado tiempo suficiente para actuar juntos y han fracasado. Es hora de que el gobierno del UDP para reunirse con las mentes más brillantes en el sector privado y tener una charla seria acerca de cómo vamos a lograr que la economía de Belice se restaure de Nuevo. El Gobierno UDP debe actuar ahora porque falta mucho para el 2013 y los Belicenos simplemente no pueden esperar mas para que venga el Nuevo gobierno PUP a arreglar la situacion.
Tyra Grace to Jeremy Sedacy and Cherilee Tanisha Sedacy nee Smith
JUAN LEIVA and LILLY LEIVA both of #67 Santa Familia Street, Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District of the one Sunday, September 5, 2010 The Belize Times 33 part and Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., of the other part, and reClaudio Martinez to Isabel Carolina Chi both of Santa Cruz, Orange Walk corded at the Land Title Unit in Deeds Book Vol. 45 of 2000 at The Aron Marcelo Cal of Chan Pine Ridge, Orange Walk to Daianie Alina Folios 1143 – 1170, and the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. will Sanchez of San Esetvan, Orange Walk at the expiration of three months from the date of the first publila presencia de personas de los me- aumento junto con el costo de la Dario Acosta to Victoria Anasely Cocom both of Nuevo San Juan, Orcation of this seguro notice sell the property in the dios. Estoy de que sentían described vida y no hay Schedule luz al final de este ange Walk la magica brisa del mar y en un entúnel. En cuanto a orgullo - que no hereto. Oscar Remigio Sanchez to Rosanna Ramirez both of San Lazaro, Orange torno tan prístino con serenatas de sir ve a gran parte para un propósi-
Walk Domingo Pop to Elisa Concepcion Pop both of San Roman, Stann Creek Nicolas Elijio to Margarita Gonzalez both of Hopkins, Stann Creek Conrado Felipe Assales of Calla Creek, Cayo to Bianca Jedamzik of Berlin, Germany Jose Francisco Dominguez to Julia Ochaeta Valle both of Benque Viejo, Cayo Marcos Mahitani of Orange Walk Town, to Glenda Alicia Torres of Chan Pine Ridge, Orange Walk Sergio Mendez to Samantha Soraya Cordova both of Orange Walk Town mesas, se Corozal ter mine el fesMarlone Ivan Patt to Dioneli Daniela Babb bothcuando of Chunox, tejo . Me pregunto cuántas de esas Matthew Kevin Green to Taylor Murphy Hodge both of Austin, Texas, personas por ahí se encuentran USA ahora sentados en los hogares sin vicio público no pueden Leopoldo Suarez Lopez to Lorna Ethelser Castellanos both ofporque Belmopan darse el lujo de pagar las cuentas, Bernaldino Iran Correa to Sophia Leticia Chan both Concepcion, ¿cuántos de of ellos no pueden enviar a sus hijos a la escuela en este Corozal ByMarcial Order of Eridely the Mortgagee momento, ¿cuántos de ellos están Adrian Lopez to Norely Moguel both of San Lazaro, fuera de trabajo, de esperanza, deOrange Walk sesperación. conTanisha certeza la magia Orrin Omali Castillo of Ladyville, Belize Sé to Tara Terryque of Belize Por: Mike Rudon Jr. Ltd., a Company sigue ahí duly para registered el señor Barrow y Scotiabank (Belize) Cityacabo de escuchar que el sus familiares y amigos, para el Sr. Oye, under the de Companies Act, Chapter 250 ofel the Laws of BenuevoJeffrey lemaRudolph lasAlicelebraciones Sr. Sr.City Faber Boots y, to Lorena MichelleVega, Puga para both of Belize Revised 2000, and having registered ofdelize, Septiembre ya Edition, ha sido Jr., elegido. para Sr. its Finnegan y el Sr. Aaron Edward Gongora of buBelize City toelMartha Melina Guerrero ofSingh Hefice estado un poco fuera del y el Sr. Perdomo y el Sr. Flippin atPedro Cor.Town, Albert and Bishop Belize City, Belize, San Caye Streets, cle sin embargo asíAmbergris que no sabia »y Saldívar y todo el resto de los hereby gives notice its intention exercise power cual fue el afortunado. gatosto UDP. Ellos tienen grandes Joshua Llewellyn Parksof toHmmm! Yvette Josephine Parchue both ofits Lords Bank, Meofaseguré de presentar under el míoa Deed vehículos de gran lujo y grandes sale as Mortgagee of Mortgagee made Belize y estoy seguro de que prestaciones y grandes beneficios con tiempo, the 5th day of July, 1995, between JANET Alexander Spain Ortiz grandes both ofROBERTS Scotland Half- fitenía Randolph razón. Mira, yo miré a to miChevon al- yDalecasas con grandes and ENRIQUE ROBERTS both of Santa Maria Street, rededor a nuestra bella joya, hable letes al lado de grandes jarras de moon, Belize con la gente en la calle, tome nota champán. Usted comprende?. Orange Frederick Walk Town, WalkMcKoy District, of the one part Sí, MartinezOrange to en Shelmadean bothviva of Belize City de loVince que está sucediendo la la magia está y bien en los círandLouis SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. ofSanchez the other part economía, mire las noticias todas culos de Barrow. Esa no Adrien Thomas Lepoutre of France to Malley Limon ofes la relasand noches y pense realmente y dealidad para el resto de nosotros recorded at the Land Titles Unit in Deeds Book Vol- la Mexico talladamente cómo podría captar gente común, por desgracia. 15 de ofPatrick 1995 Folios 649Lynn – 674, the SCO- local Franklin deatestamos Phillips to hoy Kay Leopold ofsaid Woodlands, la ume esencia donde Miréandaboth un noticiero como una nación , casi tres décaTIABANK LTD. will at the anoche paraexpiration ver si podíaoftener una Texas, USA (BELIZE) dasthree después de la Independencia, idea de la magia de Barrow, months from the dateboth of theBelize firstCity publication of this para Qiang Chen to Yanna Chen en 10You palabras o menos. Luego la of ver si podía convencer me de que notice sellmethe property described inAngelina the Schedule inspiración golpeó como un to Dinah sí estamos avanzando, unidos y Lyle Gilbert August of Belize City Romero ofhereto. Forest relámpago y viola!, el slogan per- orgullosos. Vamos a ver ... hubo Home, Toledo fecto - Divididos, hacia atrás en un infor me sobre un tiroteo en la AllWilber offers to purchase saidNelly property must made in a un Antonio Heredia tothe Belinda PadillaenVelasquez both of Promovimiento Desesperados y mas ciudad la quebese disparó pobres queand nunca ... Esto esandhombre de 24ofaños la barbilla. writing full ...particulars conditions saleenmay be gresso, Corozal Belice! Puede enfadarse si gusta, Luego hubo una historia sobre un obtained from the said SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. Allen no Gabriel Gideon ofun August Pine Ridge, Orange Walk to Yesenia realmente me importa comihombre de 22 años de edad, quien no, pero esoManrique es exactamente dondeOrange Yanira of San Antonio, Walk un disparo en la espalda recibió estamos hoy con el UDP. Estoy y la cabeza. sí, y luego está Javier Chuc to Yanelie Juchim both of San Jose, OrangeOhWalk seguro que no vera mi slogan en la familia que se aterrorizo cuRafael Gustavo Nohento Maria De Jesusando Mejiaun bothhombre of Ranchito, Corozal los postes, o gritado los podiar mado empujó os por sonrientes, escopeta recortada Andipoliticos Joebanie Yam to Dolorespero Aracelyuna Sabala both of Orange Walk a través eso no lo hace menos real……. de una de sus ventanas y disparó Town absolutamente infun- tres veces contra ellos. No hemos Las palabras ALL THAT piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 581 Martinez de to Isabel of Santa Orange hubo un dadasClaudio e insensataz DeanCarolina Bar- Chi terboth minado aúnCruz, ... también comprising of 557.351 en Square Metres situate in Louisirow quedan reverberando mi infor me de un menor de edad que Walk cabeza - es claro que laOrange ma- un ana Farm Lots ver Layout, Walk Town, Orange Walk hombre ar mado disparó contra giaDistrict sigue ahí! ¿Dónde, ¿DÓNDE? el delante de su casa y un infor me bounded and described as shown by Plan No. Acaso cree que todos somos uno en el que quemaron a un joven con 72 ofo2003 TOGETHER with all buildings erections por idiotas dementes? para buscar agua hir viendoand presuntamente Maria Varacalli, 42 enthereon. cualquier(Property parte de Belice de agentes de Registration policía. Un noticiero, now ydeclared under ver nada deYu, magia. Recuerdo que una noche! Todavía estoy buscanHellen 14 Section - Orange Walk Town do Block 4 Parcel 3195.) miré a la gente vestida de rojo brilla maldita magia! Robert Morsh, 61 lante saltando en las graderías, aliEl noticiero de anoche tamMinett 59 mentando laRosalee euforiaHerbert, de Barrow, y bién reporto una ceremonia en St. DATED this- 30th day of August, 2010 el pensamiento ¿cuántas Jennifer Lavern Francis,de52esas George's Caye innaugurando las fi-
Avanzando Mi Trasero…….. FOR SALE
personas tendran comida en sus
estas de Septiembre. Se contó con
MUSA & BALDERAMOS 91 North Front Street, City7,000 acreage Sold Separately. $2,000 an Royal Crown Belize Community acre. ExcellentAttorneys-at-Law and sustainable livingforarea. Located at 21 Miles on Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. contact Ryan Young at the Western Highway. For more information
FOR SALE: 632-4593.
talentosos artistas cantando I Am to inmediato, ya que el 43% de los Belice, los corazones de los asis- Beliceños que viven por debajo All offers to purchase said property mustumbral be made writingno pueden tentes crecieron con the un sentido de del de in pobreza unidad y orgullo. and Pero eso no es comer parafrom llenar sus esand full particulars conditions of sale may orgullo be obtained Belice, Caballero! Eso es sólo una tómagos ni el llanto de hambre de the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. los niños puede ser aplacado con burbuja brillante poco orquestada, fabricado, flotando sobre el pozo una ración extra de orgullo. Estanegro de lo que Belice se ha con- mos en mala for ma y cualquiera vertido - en serio! que no pueda ver eso es un necio. Belice no se está moviendo haOrgullosos, Unidos y Adelante cia adelante ... todo lo contrario! ... en movimiento! Soy Belice. Sí, Justo ahora, los Beliceños están tan es un lema bonito, pero para otro divididos como lo hemos estado momento y otro lugar. Mi lema es ALL THAT lot, piece or parcel of land situate on the Dr. W. siempre. Beliceños desesperados mucho mejor si me per mite decirlo que nunca tiempos - Divididos, Desesperados y PoS.mas George Estate,porque OrangelosWalk Town, Orange Walk District estan mas dificiles. Las empresas bres. Moviendonos hacia atrás! and being more particularly described follows:Starting están cerrando, el desempleo va en as Esto es Belice Bajo at el UDP!
a concrete pillar at the North Westerly corner on a grid bearing of 117°25’48” for a distance of 22.859 meters to a concrete FOR SALE pillar; Thence on a grid bearing of 27°25’48” for a distance of By ORdER OF thE MORtgAgEE 22.859 meters to a concrete pillar: Thence on a grid bearing of 117°25’48” for a distance of 22.859 meters to a concrete pillar; Scotiabank (Belize)ofLtd., a Company dulyofregistered Thence on a grid bearing 27°25’48” for a distance 22.859 under the 250 ofasthe of Belize, meters backCompanies to the startingAct, pointChapter and delineated LotLaws No. 150 Revised Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at on a plan by H.C. Fairweather, Chartered Surveyor dated 8th Cor. Albert and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby February, 1999 and at thetoLands Registry Belmogives notice ofregistered its intention exercise its in power of sale panasasMortgagee Entry No. 4424, Register No. 1 TOGETHER with all under a Deed of Mortgagee made the 2nd buildings erections2008, standing and being thereon.NAVARETTE (Property day ofand October, between MARIO and ANNA NAVARETTE of–Jamaica Street, Orange now declared under Registration both Section Orange Walk Walk Town, Orange Walk District, of the one part and Town Block 4 Parcel 2364). SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD., of the other part and recorded at the Titles 2010. Unit in Deeds Book Volume 36 DATED this 31st dayLand of August, of 2008 at Folios 367 - 398, and the said, Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. will at the expiration of three months from the & BALDERAMOS date of the first MUSA publication of this notice sell the property 91 North Front Street described in the Schedule hereto.
Belize City All offers to purchase the said property must be made in Attorney-at-Law for writing and fullScotiabank particulars(Belize) and conditions of sale may be Ltd. obtained from the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd.
ALL THAT piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 219 comprising of 499.145 square metres situate in Dr. George Notice is hereby given thatTown, the companies Estate, Orange Walk Orange Walk District bounded and described as shown by the Plan No. 1044 of 2007 attached to Minister’s Fiat (Grant) No. 1044 of 2007, TOGETHER with all buildings, erections standing and being thereon. (Property now declared under RegistraTown Block 4Business Parcel 2038.) hastion beenSection dissolved- Orange and struckWalk off the International
“COSTWOLD GROUP LTD.
Companies Register with effect from the 18th day of August, 2010. this 31st day of August, 2010 DATED
MUSA & BALDERAMOS ICAZA BELIZE TRUST CORPORATION LIMITED 91 North Front Street, Belize City Attorneys-at-Law for Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd.
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Sunday, September 5, 2010
Políticas UDP, como siempre
La situacion del crimen....... La semana en que no hacen referencia a la delincuencia será la semana en que parece que hay una disminución de los asesinatos y los tiroteos, robos y asaltos, o al menos una semana cuando el Gobierno parece tener un plan claro sobre cómo abordar la delincuencia. Eso no ha ocur rido todavía, y mientras estamos bailando con la melodía feliz que juega incesantemente en la radio, nuestros jóvenes están siendo ultimados a balazos en las calles, los niños inocentes son víctimas de la guer ra de pandillas y los ciudadanos siguen viviendo en el miedo. La situación de la pobreza está empeorando y la única actividad mayor en el Ministerio de Policía ahora parece que tiene que ver con los trajes para el Carnaval, no una mayor seguridad para nuestros residentes. Con la excepción de una nueva canción, absolutamente nada va en camino de una nueva iniciativa contra la delincuencia alg o positive que haya salido ha salido del Ministerio de Policía o de su jefe el Sr. Bar row. No ha habido ningún intento de limpiar la cor r upción en el Depar tamento de Policía, ningún movimiento para fortalecer la Oficina de la Fiscalía, no hay movimiento para incrementar los patr ullajes en la calle, ningún movimiento para mejorar la for mación de los policías, no hay movimiento mas que para que coser lentejuelas al Ministro de Policia para el Carnaval. Y mientras el ministro sigue siendo el blanco "de las bromas en el Depar tamento, El Primer Ministro pasa sólo unos pocos días al mes en el país y el crimen se desborda sin control. Las cosas no cambian en el UDP.
eso Bar row.
El Pase libre del Sr. Broaster….. ¿Cuánto usted quiere apostar que no habrá investig ación en aleg aciones de la br utalidad de policía viciosa contra el superintendente de la policía Edward Broaster? Un hombre está demandando a Broaster y cuatro oficiales de policía que lo detuvieron en donde Broaster ver tió agua hir viendo sobre él. Él tiene las quemaduras en el cuerpo para sostener su historia, y fue bastante convincente al declarar que Broaster lo amenazo de muerte si contaba su historia a las autoridades. Cier tamente que no es la primera vez que el Sr. Broaster ha estado en el proyector, aunque ese caballero parece tener un pase libre debido a sus afiliaciones políticas. Recuerde cuando Broaster inventó una historia sobre una ejecución de un Sabido del de su colega Chester Williams de la policía. De hecho Broaster incluso produjo el cuerpo que fue encontrado en un área abandonada donde ocur rió la ejecución supuesta. Apenas fue revelado recientemente que el que fue ejecutado por Williams (según Broaster) está en custodia de policía en los Estados Unidos, vivo y bien. ¿Acaso se le investig o a Broaster por su historia inventada? Nope. ¿Y cómo sobre la red criminal de la policía que fue descubierta por el brillante Broaster? Citando nombres en una conspiración de profundidades alar mantes. Al final, se trataba de una farsa y la car rera de un hombre inocente fue destr uida. Pero Broaster todavía se encuentra comfor table en alguna parte entre el Depar tamento de Policía y el CYDP. Si el Ministro podría estar menos tiempo probandose el maquillaje para el car naval él podría quiza hacer alg o respecto a este tema Un circular de Policía ... Pero espera, tal vez el que esta sucediendo dentro del Depar tamento de Policía. crimen no es tan mala como La Crisis de regreso a clases....... pensamos que es. Tal vez Justo ahora, según el antropólogo los ciudadanos no viven en Dr. Herbert Gayle, 1 de cada 3 niños temor y las madres no están en edad escolar se han excluido de llorando a sus seres queridos las escuelas primarias y secundarias que yacen con sang re y de Belice, que pueden hacer lo que muertos en las calles. Tal quieran en las calles de Belice. Eso vez las empresas no están no es tan difícil de imaginar con un cer rando sus puertas , tal vez 43% de los Beliceños por debajo del los delincuentes y asesinos umbral de la pobreza y un 15% más no están caminando por las vulnerable a la pobreza. La Educación calles cada día. Tal vez todas las estadísticas se equivocan. se ha convertido en un costo prohibitivo y que la tragedia se agrava Tal vez estamos viviendo en un país donde cada ciudadano por el hecho de que el desempleo sigue aumentando mientras que puede caminar por las calles sin temor y dor mer tranquilos en las empresas siguen a desaparecer y la gente está perdiendo sus sus camas en las noches con las puer tas y ventanas abiertas . puestos de trabajo todos los días. La economía está en ruinas y Rayos! Bueno, eso es seguro lo que parece para mí. Nos las el costo de vida es tan alto que las prioridades han tenido que ser ar reglamos para conseguir una copia de un cor reo electrónico cambiado dramáticamente. No hay más dinero para lujos y muy que se distribuye a los oficiales al mando de la Rama Especial de poco para los fundamentos. La educación es ahora un lujo, porque unidades en todo el país y a todos los comandantes de división la gente tiene que comer y alimentar a sus hijos para sobrevivir, y titulado cober tura de las actividades del PUP. Estos oficiales apenas hay suficiente para eso. El Gobierno de Belize no ha hecho que nor malmente se centran en la lucha contra la delincuencia absolutamente nada para poner los programas sociales para garantizar fueron instr uidos para - «movilizar a sus contactos, fuentes y que la educación siga siendo viable incluso a los más pobres entre cualquier otro medio disponible para obtener los resultados de nosotros. El Ministro de Educación, cuya propia riqueza personal la reunión (del Consejo del Par tido Nacional), prevista para el parece haber aumentado dramáticamente desde que entro en poder, sábado 28 de ag osto 2010 en la ciudad de Belice. Instr ucciones parece haberse olvidado que su mandato consiste en que la escuela verbales a los que debe hacerse para HSB y Suboficiales de E sea accesible a todos los Beliceños en edad escolar. Él esta atrapado / C Desk Officer 11 (política) de sus hallazg os. También se les en impulsar su propia carrera política, pero se ha olvidado de que ordenó que, con efecto inmediato, presten seguimiento de las nuestros niños tengan el derecho de ir a la escuela. Cuando el señor actividades PUP y cualquier otro partido político seguido de Barrow se cuestiona acerca de la educación, que pomposamente se un infor me completo de sus hallazg os. "Mira, si todos estos jacta de que su gobierno ha incrementado la asignación presupuestaria recursos se pueden enfocar sobre el control de los miembros del para la educación. Para el señor Barrow, lo importante es que el People's United Party, entonces significa que no son necesarias dinero se utilize para asegurar que los compinches UDP ya ricos y en otras áreas como, por ejemplo, la delincuencia. Este es el tipo sus hijos puedan estudiar en el extranjero a su antojo, entonces es de realidad que vivimos bajo el UDP - la delincuencia se per mite de ninguna ayuda para nosotros. Si hace doble el presupuesto a la que evolucione sin control porque la policia esta muy ocupado educación y lo utiliza imprudentemente, es de ninguna ayuda para monitoreando los movimientos del PUP. Sólo en Belice sucede nosotros, para los más pobres en esta nación.
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Maria Varacalli, 42 Hellen Yu, 14 Robert Morsh, 61 Royal Crown Community 7,000 acreage acreage Sold Sold Separately. Separately. $2,000 $2,000 an an Royal Crown Community 7,000 Minett Rosalee Herbert, 59 acre. Excellent Excellent and and sustainable sustainable living living area. area. Located Located at at 21 21 Miles Miles on on acre. Lavern Francis, theJennifer Western Highway. For 52 more information contact Ryan Young at the Western Highway. For more information contact Ryan Young at 632-4593. 632-4593.
By orderFor of the Mortgagee Sale
Sale By orderFor of the Mortgagee
Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a company duly registered under By order of 250 the the Companies Act, Chapter of theMortgagee Laws of Belize, revised Edition, 2000,(Belize) and having registeredduly office at Cor. Albert Scotiabank Ltd.,itsa company registered under Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a company duly registered under of and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby gives notice the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, revised the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of of Belize,under revised its intention to exercise its power of the saleLaws as Mortgagee a Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert Deed of Mortgage theCity, 3rd day of August, 2000, between and Bishop Bishop Streets,made Belize Belize, hereby gives gives notice notice of and Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby of JUAN LEIVA and LILLY LEIVA both of #67 Santa Familia its intention intention to to exercise exercise its its power power of of sale sale as as Mortgagee Mortgagee under under aa its Street, Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District of the one Deed of of Mortgage Mortgage made made the the 3rd 3rd day day of ofAugust, August, 2000, 2000, between between Deed part and Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., of the other part, and reJUAN JUAN LEIVA LEIVAand and LILLY LILLYLEIVA LEIVA both both of of #67 #67 Santa Santa Familia Familia corded at the Land Title Unit in Deeds Book Vol. 45 of 2000 at Street, Street, Orange Orange Walk Walk Town, Town, Orange Orange Walk Walk District District of of the the one one Folios 1143 – 1170, and the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. will part and Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., of the other part, and repart and Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., of the other part, and reat the expiration of Title threeUnit months from the date of 45 theof first publicorded at the Land in Deeds Book Vol. 2000 at corded at the Land Title Unit in Deeds Book Vol. 45 of 2000 at cation of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule Folios 1143 – 1170, and the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. will Folios 1143 – 1170, and the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. will hereto. at the expiration of three months from the date of the first publiat the expiration of three months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule cation of this notice sell the in Schedule All offers to purchase thethe saidproperty propertydescribed must be in made writing hereto. hereto. and full particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from the Scotiabank All said offers to purchase(Belize) the saidLtd. property must be made in writing and particulars andthe conditions of salemust maybebemade obtained from All full offers to purchase said property in writing the (Belize) Ltd. of sale may be obtained from andsaid full Scotiabank particulars and conditions
SCHEDULE SCHEDULE ALL THAT lot, piece or parcel of land situate on the Dr. W. the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd.
S. George Estate, Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District ALLbeing THAT lot,particularly piece or parcel of landassituate on the Dr. W.at and more described follows:Starting George Estate, Walk Town, Orange Walk District aS.concrete pillar atOrange the North Westerly corner on a grid bearALL THAT lot, piece or parcel of land situate on the Dr. W. and being more particularly described as follows:- Starting at ing of 117°25’48” for a distance of 22.859 meters to a concrete George pillar Estate,atOrange Walk Town, corner OrangeonWalk District aS.concrete the North Westerly a grid bearpillar; Thence on a grid bearing of 27°25’48” for a distance of ing 117°25’48” for a distance of 22.859 meters toStarting a concrete andofbeing more particularly described as follows:at 22.859 meters to a concrete pillar: Thence on a grid bearing of pillar; Thence on at a grid bearing of 27°25’48” for distance of a concrete pillar the North Westerly corner on aa grid bear117°25’48” for a distance of 22.859 meters to a concrete pillar; 22.859 meters to a concrete pillar:ofThence on a gridtobearing of ing of 117°25’48” for a distance 22.859 meters aofconcrete Thence on a grid bearing of 27°25’48” for a distance 22.859 117°25’48” foron a distance of 22.859 meters to aforconcrete pillar; pillar; Thence astarting grid bearing of 27°25’48” aLot distance of meters back to the point and delineated as No. 150 Thence on a grid bearing of 27°25’48” for a distance of 22.859 22.859 meters to a concrete pillar: ThenceSurveyor on a griddated bearing of on a plan by to H.C. meters back theFairweather, starting pointChartered and delineated as Lot No.8th 150 117°25’48” for a distance of 22.859 meters to a concrete pillar; February, 1999 and registered at the Lands Registry in Belmoon a plan by H.C. Fairweather, Chartered Surveyor dated 8th Thence on1999 a No. grid bearing of 27°25’48” for Registry a distanceinwith ofBelmo22.859 pan as Entry 4424, Register 1 TOGETHER all February, and registered at No. the Lands meters back the4424, starting pointNo. and1being delineated as Lot No.all 150 buildings andto erections standing and thereon. (Property pan as Entry No. Register TOGETHER with now under Registration – Orange Walk on a declared plan and by H.C. Fairweather, dated 8th buildings erections standingChartered andSection beingSurveyor thereon. (Property Town Block 4 under Parcel 2364). at theSection now declared Registration – OrangeinWalk February, 1999 and registered Lands Registry BelmoTown Parcel pan asBlock Entry 4No. 4424,2364). Register No. 1 TOGETHER with all DATED day ofstanding August,and 2010. buildingsthis and31st erections being thereon. (Property DATED this 31st day of August, 2010. now declared under Registration Section – Orange Walk MUSA Town Block 4 Parcel 2364).& BALDERAMOS MUSA & Front BALDERAMOS 91 North Street 91 North Front Street Belize City DATED this 31st day of August, 2010. Belize City Attorney-at-Law for Attorney-at-Law forLtd. Scotiabank (Belize) MUSA & BALDERAMOS Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd.
91 North Front Street Belize City Attorney-at-Law for Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd.
Notice Notice is is hereby hereby given given that that the the companies companies
“COSTWOLD GROUP LTD. NOTICE has beenisdissolved and struck the International Business Notice hereby given that theoff companies Companies Register with effect from the 18th day of August, 2010.
“COSTWOLD GROUP LTD.
ICAZA BELIZE TRUST CORPORATION LIMITED ICAZA CORPORATION LIMITED has beenBELIZE dissolvedTRUST and struck off the International Business
Companies Register with effect from the 18th day of August, 2010.
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