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Sunday, October 10, 2010

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LIAAD! “NOT TRUE”, SAYS BANKERS. SUNDAY OCTOBER 10, 2010

Issue No. 4714

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T he Unanimous opinion of bankers across the land is that Dean Barrow lied yet again when he told the Nation that his law firm works for the borrowers when it does banking work. Reeling from the exposure that he is earning thousands of dollars from the Belize Bank, whilst at the same time pretending to be waging a war in the national interest, Barrow tried to the defend the indefensible. He told Channel 7’s Jules Vasques that it was Belizeans who borrowed money from Belize Bank who requested that Bar row & Williams perfor m the paper work for their mortgages. Phone lines lit up instantly, and howls of laughter could be heard in living rooms – it was yet another of Barrow’s bare-faced lies. The Belize Times contacted the management of the Belize bank to inquire whether there is any truth in what Barrow said. A senior manager

said that Bar row was incor rect – “Barrow and Williams is retained by the Bank, not the Borrowers.” According to this banker who did not want to be identified, said he did see the interview, and that he immediately knew that Barrow was lying to the nation. He pointed out that the Prime Minister’s law firm is regularly consulted by the bank and receives opinions on different matters. He also pointed out that local newspapers have many advertisements where property is being sold by the bank, and barrow and Williams is acting for the bank. See page 3. Several PUP businessmen contacted this newspaper to dispute Barrow’s statement. In fact one said he had actually requested that Barrow’s law firm not do the mortgage document when he borrowed more than a million dollars from the Belize Bank. He was told that “Barrow & Williams is our (Continued on pg. 3)

UDP wants to politicize UDP again allowing major human trust fund: BNE says NO trafficking ring to operate in Belize

The Belize Natural Energ y Charitable Trust Fund was established in 2003 to fund social projects around the country. It is co-managed by Belize Natural Energy and the Government of Belize and the chairmanship, which has a casting vote since each entity is represented by three representatives on its board of directors, is rotated every two years. Each year it invests close to $1 million in its charitable projects and since its establishment, it has been a fairly smooth operation. Just last month, however, a board meeting ended abruptly and in discord when the

BNE's trustees stormed out, and they have not returned since. One of the bone of contention and the catalyst to the discord may be that the BNE Charitable Trust's General Manager, Deborah Sewell's contract expired on September 30th, and while the company representatives want it renewed, the government representatives want to replace her. Sewell has claimed publicly that on September 29th the Chairman, Orlando Burns, who is a government representative, gave her a letter one day before her contract expired informing her that the government's representatives were not willing to renew her contract and that the position she held would be advertised. When she inquired what the problem was, Sewell said she was told that there was no reason, but that the board can replace her if they desired. But while the internal bickering continues until the issue of the post of General Manager is sorted out, Sewell says many institutions whose projects have been approved and who have been waiting for the assistance, are again on hold, at least for the time being. Many of (Continued on pg. 3)

A deep-rooted lucrative immigration scam was exposed this week, creating another black eye on

the Government of the Day. The hustling, which is said to have been (Continued on pg. 3)

Murder toll reaches 100 for 2010 - armed robberies continue to plague Belize The death toll from murder for just this year 2010 to date remained at 99 for several days - until today when an early morning shooting on West Collet Canal claimed the life of a young vegetable vendor. The victim, Carlos Sucuqui, a 20 year old originally from Guatemala, had migrated with his family to Belize when he was only a baby. At the age of 12, after

completing his primary school education at the Salvation Army Primary School on Orange Street, he started to help his family earn money by selling fruits and vegetables. It was an occupation that he continued until today, when his life was abruptly cut short by a gunman who shot him at close range. (Continued on pg. 35)

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

$90,000 damages for tourist snorkeling death

The Prime Minster Must Act

Planes landing at the Belize International Airport in the night offloading passengers coming on a charter flight out of Haiti; passengers allegedly disembarking without the proper documentation to enter Belize; passengers off those planes vanishing without a trace, leaving behind no paperwork to record that they landed at the PGIA. It all seems like the plot of some low-budget espionage thriller. In this case however, it is no movie; it is for real and this smells of a cover up all the way up the chain of command. This is not the first time in recent months that planes have been landing at the Phillip Goldson International Airport with passengers who seem to have been spared the procedural checks needed to enter Belize. In fact in March alone three such flights landed in Belize and at least one such charter flight has been landing in Belize monthly in a similar fashion. A number of these flights have been originating out of Haiti and as in the case of the recent flight - the passenger manifest cannot be verified. Clearly there has to be collusion at several levels and something that ought not to have escaped the Minister responsible for Immigration and perhaps even the Prime Minister and his Cabinet. Making matters worse is the fact that a CEO who is in charge of the ministry responsible for immigration refuses to provide any infor mation about what is happening at the main port of entry into the country. Also, the Director of immigration is either incapable or unwilling to provide answers to questions such as the authenticity of these passenger manifests, the origin of the passengers, how they obtained visas and the purpose of their visit. Some of the most basic questions cannot be answered at this time, questions like who was at the airport when the plane landed. Who was at immigration officer on duty at the time? Who was the customs officer on in charge when the plane landed? Who was in the tower (the air traffic controller)? Did they fill out the required customs and immigrations for ms? All this leaves one to wonder what exactly is going on with this most vital of departments and in extension this Barrow Administration. In a post 9/11 era with ‘hyper-security’ and infor mation sharing among security officials, how can a planeload of immigrants land at the Phillip Goldson International Airport and vanish with no record of their arrival? The Barrow administration is in the process of enacting legislation which will allow for the telephone lines of Belizeans to be tapped in the name of national security; our emails can be intercepted and read; our privacy invaded, all purportedly to keep citizens safe - yet where one of the most high risk situations is concerned, the authorities, obviously with the consent of the Government, has allowed or even encouraged to abandon standard procedures, procedures which are put in place for national and regional security. Making the situation worse is the fact that media personnel in Belize continue to be frustrated by the lack of infor mation coming out of the Ministry responsible for Immigration or from the Ministry with responsibility for civil aviation. Why is there no one in the government who can provide some reasonable explanation for undisclosed amount of persons entering Belize? Why is there no one who can provide the media with copies of customs declaration for ms, or copies of visas issued to these individuals? And where is Minister Carlos Perdomo? In a previous UDP administration there were a lot of issues involving visas issued to Chinese residents. This issue received national prominence in the mid 90s when Mr. James Wang was involved with an alleged scheme where visas were being issued to Chinese Nationals. Once again the planes are landing in Belize under what are clearly suspicious circumstances and the Prime Minster, who is once again out of the country, cannot afford to let this one slip by. He (demoted a minister for writing a note to the customs department. He must fire or at the very least suspend the misters of Immigration and Civil Aviation. The time for fancy talks and hypocrisy is over. Belizeans are anxiously waiting to see what the Prime Minster will do? He must act and act decisively in the interest of our national security.

On October 22nd 2005 Dr. Abig ail Brinkman geared in snorkeling equipment, exited a tour boat approximately 23 1/2 miles east of Placencia, with the intention to swim to the nearest shore. She was never seen alive ag ain. The boat, “Advanced 1”, a vessel belonging to Advanced Diving, was owned and operated by one Vance Cabral. T h e ve s s e l h a d l e f t i t s d o ck i n P l a c e n c i a , w i t h t e n passengers on the mor ning of Oct 22nd when it beg an having mechanical problems. The captain of the vessel depar ted with some of the passengers to go scuba diving, while Mark Tucker, freelance diver and tour guide, took the remaining passengers snorkeling at another spot. The vessel again encountered problems, however, this time it was unable to be solved, and those on board decided to swim to Silk Caye seeking assistance. Among them was Dr. Brinkman. At around 6.00 pm on Oct 24th her body was recovered floating face down in the waters of the Caribbean Sea. A claim for negligence on the par t of the tour operator was filed by the administrator of the estate of the deceased. The judgment of that claim was handed down on Sept 30th 2010, by Justice Leg all who found the defendant liable, under negligence, for the demise of the deceased. Damages of $70,032 were awarded to Roger and Janet Brinkman, of the United States, the parents of the deceased. Special damages of $19,617.98 and cost of cour t were also awarded. Dr. Brinkman was 28yrs old, was unmar ried, and had no children.

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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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Sunday, October 10, 2010

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LIAAD! - “NOT TRUE”, SAYS BANKERS.

(Continued from pg. 1) law firm, and they have to do all our work.” He said that he then visited Barrow & Williams and asked for a discount on the fees, and was told that it would not be possible. He showed us a copy of a bank statement that showed a withdrawal of $130,000. According to him this is what was paid to barrow & Williams. Last week, senator Eamon

Courtenay exposed Barrow DoubleDealing pointing out that Barrow was on Lord Ashcroft’s payroll whilst leading a supposed war against Ashcroft. Courtenay said Barrow was a “rank hypocrite”. When asked about Barrow’s response on Channel 7, Courtenay said he knows as a fact that Barrow & Williams continues to work for the bank and not for the Borrowers. “He knows that is a lie, Barrow and Williams work

for the Belize Bank. Everybody knows that, including Barrow. In fact they are still working for Ashcroft’s bank as we speak.” M a n y p e r s o n s h ave p o i n t e d out that when Barrow appeared on Channel 7 last Friday night, he looked disoriented and nervous. His eyes were shifting uncontrollably. He was sweating profusely . He looked pained. For once he was at a loss for

words, incomprehensible at times, and stuttering in his responses. We consulted a doctor and showed him the news story, his response was immediate; “he is lying”. Barrow was exhibiting the Classic tell-tale signs of a liar. As we g o to press, we called Barrow and Williams and asked whether the firm was still working for the Belize bank. The receptionist laughed and slammed down the phone.

eight desks. The rest of the country, we asked them to contribute three dollars for each desks, which are metal desks, brand new desks. We looked at the donated depreciated value and based on that there was a three dollar contribution for each desk. Now the rest of the country contributed three dollars and the schools in Orange Walk contributed five dollars. And that was something that Mister Burns was responsible for allocating. As I said, he has only accounted for one hundred and twenty-five of the desks and we don’t know where the other two hundred and thirty-three desks went. Those are issues that we really have to look at because when we talk about distributing things equally and evenly among everybody and anybody can apply, it doesn’t goes to specific individuals. We’re very big on accountability and that is something that we’ve been asking him since June to provide the documentation for the

remainder two hundred and thirty-three desks and we have not received that as yet.” The three government representatives are all known political supporters of the United Democratic Party and two are known as rabid supporters and activists. Orlando “Landy” Bur ns is a declared candidate for electoral office. He is currently seeking to unseat Hon. Marcel Cardona in the Orange Walk East constituency and become the UDP Standard Bearer there in the next general elections. Alberto August is the publisher of a local newspaper that has been virulent in its support of the UDP. He was also appoint the Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, and can be heard opining on behalf of the UDP on the daily morning talkshows. Ismael Requena is the principal of the Anglican Cathedral College and a close associate of UDP Chairman Patrick Faber.

and clearance for landing was granted by the Civil Aviation Department of Belize and the Belize Airpor t Concession Company Limited, which manages the airport, was briefed of the flights arrival, especially because they had to give approval for the airport to remain open beyond 6 pm. The manifest of each the flights show that the thirty two passengers were of “Japanese” descent. Nor mally the Chinese ar rive through Cuba, but Sunday's flight came out of Haiti and its flight plan has its return destination as Haiti's next door neighbour, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Word on the street is that for each Chinese national that lands in the country illegally, the price tag set by those in the frontline who stand to benefit can be anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000. It is a secret transaction

that can be so lucrative for those who practice in the illegal activity that they do not depend on their regular salaries in order to survive. While the Ministry has begun its investigation, it has also suspended five Immigration and Customs employees. The names released thus far include: Emelda Hyde, Diane Diverdale and Nor man Marin. They have since claimed their innocence and have hired Attorney Arthur Saldivar to represent them. The historical record will show that in 1994 -1995, under the then UDP administration, chartered flights from Cuba were disgorging hundreds of Chinese nationals on a nearly daily basis, who were facilitated with work permits and even permanent residency status without having set foot in Belize. They were nearly all whisked through the entry procedures, and then onto buses before disappearing never to be seen again.

UDP wants to politicize trust fund: BNE says NO (Continued from pg. 1)

them include schools that need new roofs before the hurricane season ends. Other critical social areas also join the schools in the wait for the help they need. Seawell in several interviews with the media said that she believes the reason the government representatives want her gone, and one of the sources of the tension between the two sides, is because of the government representatives have a partisan political agenda. In fact she told Channel 5 News that: “The GOB appointees are very much into funding projects in specific areas and so there have been conversations at the table in reference to who are receiving the funds and are they suppor tive of the UDP party are they supportive of the PUP party. There were several projects that came to the board for discussion and

they were comments like no we can’t fund that project even though it’s a community based project not affiliated with any area rep., but the conversation is that person is trying to undermine the minister in that division. Things like that which we have never; the previous board had never looked at that as an issue. We looked at that based on our criteria: has to be community based, has to have a sustainability aspect, has to have partnership, so that’s been completely thrown out the window and it’s strictly being looked at on who is supportive of what party and that’s really how the determinations are being made. “We’ve distributed over four thousand school desks to over fortytwo schools. And one of those containers was sent to Orange Walk to be distributed. We can only account for a hundred and twenty-five of the desks of the three hundred and fifty-

Major immigration smuggling exposed! (Continued from pg. 1)

going on for the past several months, has to do with flights arriving at the PGIA, particularly at night, with Asian nationals who, for the most part, have entered the country without legitimate travel visas. In short, Chinese nationals are allegedly being smuggled into the country. The scam has caused such an embarrassment to the Ministry of Defence and Immig ration that it issued a release which does not admit nor deny the scam. In essence the release stated that a private charter plane operated by Air Century in the Dominican Republic landed at the international airport at 6:54 pm on October 3rd and left at 7:15 that same night. It states that 13 passengers disembarked and were cleared by Immigration officials. But it admits that procedural er rors occur red

at the Customs and Immig ration Departments at the airport and it has begun an investigation. But other reports are that the Customs declaration forms, which each traveller must fill out and hand in upon arrival, were missing, purportedly stolen, according to the officer on duty. What this translates to is that no one knows the identities or the locations of the Asians who arrived. Sources say that the plane, HI871, was also piloted by a Haitian when it landed in Belize. Prior to Sunday's arrival, there was another arrival on September 18th when seven passengers disembarked, and then another on September 19th with 12 more passengers. Both were chartered from Air Sentry. In all three incidents, the flights were provided dispatching ser vices by Rudolph Coye of Aero Dispatch Services. The planes documentations were in order

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

PRESS RELEASE “KNOW YOUR MONEY” PRESENTATION

Barrow’s Patriotism

Last week the Prime Minister of Belize went on the national media and personally attacked practicing attorney Godfrey Smith claiming that Smith is “outrageously unpatriotic, if not treasonous.” These are extremely serious charges for anyone to make against a citizen and one wonders why it is that the Prime Minister has made such serious allegations against Smith. It turns out that Smith as the Attorney for the Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) Employees Trust wrote a letter to Digicel warning them about their “proposed” investment in BTL and that he is under the employment of Michael Ashcroft. Belizeans have found out that the Government of Belize is actively lobbying Digicel to buy a major stake in the BTL. A few weeks ago officials from Digicel were visiting the company’s headquarters and speaking with members of management. Mr. Smith on instructions from his clients, dutifully wrote to Digicel and informed them that if “any shares in BTL were to be transferred prior to the final determination of our clients’ right of appeal, such transfer would be liable to be set aside in the event that the appeal court finds the acquisition was unlawful and invalid.” It was because of the contents of this letter that the Prime Minster personally attacked Smith. There are many concerns about the behavior of the Prime Minister of the past few months. He has taken it upon himself to publicly attack and humiliate anyone who does not agree with his views. This has been his practice in Parliament and now he is taking it to the airwaves. Belizeans have always expected a certain behavior from their Prime Ministers. The Rt. Honorable George Price set the standard of decorum expected from a Prime Minister, he always served with humility. He never took dissenting views personally and was never known to be a braggart in public. The UDP’s first Prime Minister, the Rt. Honorable Manuel Esquivel also behaved in a gentlemanly manner in public. He was cold, unable to display any charm but he never attacked people personally in the National Assembly or in public. Our last Prime Minister, the Rt. Honorable Said Musa, followed as much as possible the persona of Mr. Price. He served with a sense of humility and personal charm. Today, it is a totally different situation. When Belizeans see the present Prime Minster behaving in many instances in a vulgar manner, it does not auger well with them. That is not the behavior that Belizeans have come expect from their Prime Minster. The problem is that Mr. Barrow has taken on so many fights that he is now loosing control of what’s happening around him. When he took it upon himself to acquire BTL, he claimed to have done so to stop all the litigations and lower phone calls and Internet rates. One year latter none of these things have happened and the government is finding itself with even more litigation. Truth be told, the Prime Minister has gambled recklessly and now he is endangering the interest of Belize as he continues to lose cases in the courts. Is it any convenience that the Prime Minister forgets that when he was the Leader of the Opposition he made many reckless statements about the government in Parliament, which caused undue problems with the international community? Wouldn’t that be considered “treasonous”? In 2004 when the Government of Belize was attempting to prepare a bond of public offering, the Chairman of the United Democratic Party visited several rating agencies warning against these bonds; wouldn’t that also be considered “treasonous”? What about representing Michael Ashcroft? The Prime Minster has been attacking several attorneys calling them “unpatriotic” because they are working for the so called “enemy of Belize”. This week it was revealed that Barrow and Williams, the Prime Minister’s law firm, continues to represent the Belize Bank and prepare most if not all its mortgages. They also facilitate work permit applications for employees of Michael Ashcroft. It is important to differentiate between Godfrey Smith and the Prime Minister. Yes Mr. Smith was a former Minister of the last PUP government. Presently however, he is a private citizen with every right to earn an honest living. The Prime Minister on the other hand, is a public figure working for the people of Belize. He cannot be attacking Belizeans in the vilest fashion for working for Mr. Ashcroft while he continues to be under the employment of the very man he deems to be the “enemy of the people”. This is either rank hypocrisy on his part or he believes that with his pretty words he can hide the fact he is under the employment of Michael Ashcroft. The Prime Minister must either retract all the statements he has made against Ashcroft or he must have his law firm desist from working from any company that is associated with Ashcroft immediately.

The Central Bank of Belize is hosting “Know Your Money” presentations which will be conducted by De La Rue International Limited, printer of the Belize currency notes. These presentations are intended to educate participants on the design and security features of Belize currency notes and on effective counterfeit detection techniques. Members of the public are invited to attend any of two sessions to be conducted on Thursday, 28 October 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Central Bank of Belize’s Lecture Hall. In order to ensure that a space can be reserved in one of the sessions, interested individuals are being asked to indicate their attendance to the Central Bank by Friday, 15 October 2010. For further information please contact: Director, Banking & Currency Department Central Bank of Belize Tel: 223-6194/95/96 E-mail: cbboper@btl.net OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Belize City 5 October 2010


Sunday, October 10, 2010

An old song… You remember an old song by Usher which goes – you remind me of a girl that I once knew? Well the thing is that Mr. Barrow

reminds me of a girl that I once knew (his behavior…not his looks!). Anyway, there I was…an impressionable youngster with milk in my teeth, ready to be molded and along comes this girl who rocked my world. I was in love and our commitment seemed ironclad, but alas she was not who I thought she was and cheated on me without mercy and with mad abandon. By the time I surfaced from my love-induced euphoria, she was as ‘popular’ as Creole bread from Cambranes at 5:00 in the evening and I was devastated. Angry at the betrayal I was not kind or sparing in pointing out her indiscretions and the funny part is – she was furious because she claimed I embarrassed her by revealing what she had been doing. Go figure! Anyway, the personal background was just to make a point – Mr. Barrow reminds me of that girl. He reminds me of her a whole lot. He has screwed up royally in this whole BTL thing and cheated on the Belizean people and when his shenanigans are made public he screams like a plundered virgin. Ain’t no rightthinking investor going to put his money in Mr. Barrow’s G-string just because he smiles prettily and flutters his lashes… If Da Noh Soh! Delroy gets the Oops! You know how Mose has his machete on Krem Radio’s morning show where he chops any caller who is too tedious/ odious/malicious? Well I’ve just discovered that Ernesto Vasquez on Love FM has his version

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of the machete…it’s called the ‘Oops’ – as in ‘Oops we lost that call!’ LOL! Ernesto used it to great effect yesterday when the PM’s PR prostitute called in to let lose a long winded, nonsensical, masturbatory monologue glorifying baldy and making him out to be the next best thing to white bread. There he was droning on and on listing his boss’ specs when everything came crashing to pieces. It happened somewhere around where Delroy was claiming that his boss carried out almost saintly due diligence when it came to the BTL/SSB shares thing…my gosh, proclaimed the PR prostitute, this great man even met with the Unions to explain how this shares thing would work. What more could anyone ask? Well, said Ernesto, it would have been great if he would have met with the Unions before he attempted to railroad the share purchase through with indecent haste and before the Union voted against the proposal for the sale of shares. Man, Delroy tried gamely to recover from this hit, but to no avail. In the middle of his next sentence he was hammered with the merciless – ‘Oops, we lost that call!’… If Da Noh Soh! Yellow belly Dread… You see what happens when you lie? I would have thought that ‘busted-a-lot Dread’ would have learned that lesson at home after he’s been caught on numerous amorous adventures and had the sense beat into him by his heavyhanded wife. But lawd the man head haad…must be that dirty, smelly clump of stuff on his head he claims are dreads. Anyway,

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is flooded and useless and the road which is breaking to pieces. According to the Chairman Castro has done absolutely nothing for Crooked Tree. Damn! Well guess what Yellow belly Dread did? He set up one of his thugs to call the Chairman and tell him to lay off or else! You know what the Chairman is saying in response to that threat Dread? He says that next time don’t send one of your thugs to threaten him…just ask your wife if you can borrow those two little round things she keeps in her drawer and come look for him yourself… If Da Noh Soh! Get well Jules… You know that most of the time I try to have fun with this column, but every now and then there is a somber moment and this is one of those times. I hear my friend Jules is a little under the weather this week. Sources claim that on Monday the talented news editor started complaining about headaches and of hearing voices in his head…as near as we could pin it down, this odd behavior came about shortly after the interview Jules had with Deputy Mayor Philloughby who made the startling claim that he is one of the greatest politicians to ever enter the political arena. Poor Jules was startled enough to blurt out – you can’t be talking about yourself –

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the Dread might look like the Predator from the action movie but when it comes right down to it he’s better suited for the role of Dorothy’s friend in that old movie the Wizard of Oz…the cowardly lion I believe it was. Yellow belly Dread has been boasting all around about the work that he’s supposedly done in Crooked Tree, but apparently that is far from the truth. The Chairman of Crooked Tree has been on the radio begging people to come to Crooked Tree to see the causeway which

to which Philloughby replied – I’m the one and only Jules!’ I’m no doctor but I can only assume that Jules’ sense of reality was knocked off kilter so I wish him a full recovery LOL! But seriously man, can’t anybody do anything about this idiot who keeps making these absurd statements in forums where everybody has access to them. Mr. PM, if you promise to pass a law banning excessive stupidity and impose heavy fines on Philloughby the next time he opens his mouth I promise to be kinder to you in my columns… If Da Noh Soh! Cheap Sale at Landy’s? You may all remember him as the man who used to put on Chendo’s makeup before public appearances and carry around a fan to keep him from sweating but UDP cheerleader Landy Burns is

now looking for a seat in Orange Walk East. Hey publicity is not a bad thing for a political aspirant but sure as hell Landy is getting a lot more of the bad kind than he bargained for and none of the good kind. This little fellow who was gifted for his superb cronyism with a Chairmanship of the BNE Trust is now on the hot seat. Can you believe he want to take BNE money and have his own discretionary fund? Weh kinda thing dat man? Next thing you know, there will be all kinds of cheap sale at Landy’s… 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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UDP Politics as usual

Liad Leaders… Dean Barrow is without doubt the most hypocritical and disingenuous leader to ever run this country. He tries to mask it with clever repartee and airy flights of verbal fancy but in the end, despite his mastery of rhetorical flourishes, his true colours shine through. This Ashcroft/ Barrow & Williams thing is big. What Mr. Barrow did was lie to the Belizean people, plain and simple. Last August he jumped up on the pulpit, declared Lord Ashcroft public enemy #1 and got a whole bunch of Belizeans to jump on the bandwagon yelling ‘down with the white dictator…all hail our Prime Minister the hero.’ And all the while he was riling up Belizeans against Lord Ashcroft, he had his hands in Ashcroft’s pockets grabbing up the big bucks. All the while Mr. Barrow was calling other attorneys traitors for doing business with this ‘oppressor’ he was laughing all the way to the bank with Lord Ashcroft’s money clutched in his greedy little fists. When he was interrogated by a sympathetic media house, Channel 7, he gave a vague explanation that he wasn’t sure, but he thought that maybe, just maybe some clients who had mortgages with the Belize Bank insisted on using his firm. Another lie! The fact is that his firm is on retainer by Lord Ashcroft’s Belize Bank to deal with mortgages and furthermore the Prime Minister’s firm is paid big bucks by Lord Ashcroft to ensure that all those foreigners who come in to ‘oppress’ us are given work permits to operate in Belize.

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problems have started cropping up. Allegations are that now the UDP run Board wants to use the Trust as a slush fund to further their political agenda and positively impact only those affiliated with the UDP. That’s easy to believe. All indications are that the General Manager who has no political affiliation was doing a great job and her contract was not renewed by Landy Burns because she demanded transparency and accountability in the disbursement of funds. That’s also easy to believe. The BNE representatives have walked away from the table, creating an impasse. While that impasse is in effect nobody gets anything and there are projects which have been in the pipeline for almost a year. Why does the UDP always have to corrupt and taint anything which has the potential to do so much good?

Nothing… You know what’s the scary thing? Nothing will come out of this. Despite the fact that many projects have been put on hold by the fact of the UDP trying to politicize and abuse the BNE Trust, nobody will have much to say. Even the reporting of the news in the media has a kind of ‘so what’s new’ feel to it. There isn’t a jack soul who doubts that the UDP does intend to use the Trust as a slush fund to benefit only UDPs, but nobody seems too concerned. A woman who seemed professional and honest with no political taint has lost her job because of victimization and nobody seems too concerned. The Prime Minister hasn’t had one word to say during the whole thing, with the exception of approving a spin-heavy GOB release blaming BNE for the entire impasse and placing the whole mess squarely in BNE’s lap. Landy Burns operates with the blessing of financial heavyweight and UDP Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega, so don’t hold your breath if you’re expecting any swift and decisive action to correct the Glass mansions… A little earlier this year, during one of his very frequent odes to situation. That’s life in Belize under the UDP. Lois, the Prime Minister criticized all lawyers (except Lois) in the Bar Planes in the night… Association, claiming that they were all ‘in the pockets of Michael According to a local Ashcroft.’ Mr. Barrow with all the scorn he could muster stated that news-station, a plane from ‘Michael Ashcroft has very cleverly been able to hire almost every Haiti filled with Chinese other lawyer (except Lois, he claimed) in sight.’ Besides the very well nationals landed in Belize known fact that Lois collected very great big wads of money doing the on Sunday night and nobody work of Lord Ashcroft, who would ever have thought that the Prime seems to know anything Minister was also referring to himself, since his law firm is still firmly about it. According to the in the pockets of Lord Ashcroft, collecting thousands upon thousands news, the plane arrived in of dollars to represent the interests of the so-called dictator and public secret and passengers who enemy #1 in Belize. disembarked were facilitated by Immigration Department Traitors & tricksters… personnel. Also according Jumping back on his patriotic pulpit, the Prime Minister launched a furious salvo at attorneys Smith and Courtenay, claiming that they are to the news, senior personnel in the Immigration Department and traitors for doing the legal work of Lord Ashcroft and for spreading the Ministry of Defense are scurrying around trying to find answers. the word of the state of investment affairs in our once fair jewel. What the hell is this all about? A plane lands on our runway, taxies on Now that seems just a little strange to me. I owe neither Smith nor our tarmac and drops off a load of Chinese nations who walk through Courtenay any particular allegiance, but I can’t find fault with them our terminal building and nobody knows anything? I can almost bet making known abroad what is already known by anybody with half that some very low level people will take the heat for this, if anybody a brain and half an iota of objectivity in Belize. I can’t get upset does at all, but this was no penny-ante operation. That plane would with Mr. Smith for telling people that the investment climate is iffy, have to have been cleared by the Tower and those disembarking because it is, thanks to Mr. Barrow. He created that particular climate would have had to have some sort of documentation and/or junior when he woke up one morning and decided to take over a private Immigration staff would have had to receive a call from somebody company for which he has still not paid or even indicated that he will major to ‘facilitate’ the arrival of the plane and the Chinese nationals pay compensation. Hell, any investor would back up in a hurry after for whatever reason. You want a clue as to how high up this goes? that move. When it comes right down to it and we must hand out Well, when the local news station questioned the CEO in the Ministry labels with TRAITOR written in bold ink all over it, I believe that of Defence, he refused to comment and referred them to Minister award should go to the man who has just about rammed a shaft right Carlos Perdomo. up the national interest, so to speak, not the men who have told the Flooded $4.7million causeways… world what he has done. Remember that causeway in Crooked Tree that Minister of State The BNE Trust… in the Ministry of Works Edmond Anybody who knows Landy Castro is so proud of ? The one he Burns or knows how the UDP says cost somewhere in the region does things will realize that the of $4.7million. Well it’s flooded allegations made by the former again. But that’s actually neither General Manager of the BNE Trust here nor there because everybody are absolutely factual. The Trust is knew that the causeway thing was set up to benefit the neediest of just one big hustle anyway. I was people and causes all across the listening to one of the talk-shows country. The Board of Directors the other morning and somebody of the Trust is made up of three from Crooked Tree was lambasting members appointed by BNE and the Dread, since he keeps throwing three by Government. BNE had the chairmanship of the Board for out multi-million dollar figures for works which he says is being done two years and now it is GOB’s turn. in the area but its all bogus. The person who called in invited anybody When BNE appointed the Chair, to come to Crooked Tree and check out the deplorable condition of there were no problems. The Trust made annual disbursements of the roads which Castro loves to boast about. Maybe somebody in more than $1 million to worthy causes in communities throughout authority should do an audit of these projects Castro claims to be Belize. Now that this UDP administration appoints the Chair, well doing and the money he claims to be spending on them. Oh wait…the known crony and financier and political aspirant Landy Burns, UDP is in power. That won’t happen!


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Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Guayabera Story

By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press Writer AP – In this photo taken May 1, 2010, Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, wears a guayabera dress shirt HAVANA – When Fidel Castro suddenly decided to shed his trademark olive green military fatigues and don street clothes in public for the first time in 35 years, a white guayabera shirt over blue slacks is what he put on. A resolution from the Foreign Relations Ministry published into law Wednesday makes the guayabera Cuba's official formal dress garment and mandates that government officials wear them at state functions. That's welcome news in a country known for its steamy summer weather. The law confirms the decades-old reputation of the cool, roomy cotton or linen shirts — with four large pockets and pleats down the front, traditionally worn untucked — as the island's most quintessential fashion choice. "The guayabera has been a part of the history of our country for a long time and constitutes one of the most

authentic and legitimate expressions of Cubanism," the resolution said. According to the law, male officials are to wear white, long-sleeved guayaberas at state events; women can vary color and style. Nearly all Cuban officials already shun suits and sport jackets in the tropical heat, so the law isn't likely to change much. The guayabera also is a fashion fixture in Mexico, parts of Florida and even as far away as the Philippines. It is said to have originated in this country, though no one is sure exactly where or when. Cuban legend has it the shirt was born in the early 1700s in the central province of Sancti Spiritus, on the banks of the Yayabo River, where families of recent Spanish immigrants fashioned light work sheets out of linen and equipped them with pockets where they could stuff enough cigars to get them through long days in the fields. The local river may have inspired the garment's name, though some insist the shirt was designed to fill its many

pockets with guava fruit — and that the name comes from that. The resolution offered no definitive answer as to the shirts' origin, but gave the tradition a political and socio-economic spin: guayaberas "have been worn with pride and satisfaction" by Cubans of all backgrounds, it said, "evolving from their rural roots to reach various sectors of the urban population." In Castro's case, his wardrobe shift came during a 1994 summit in Colombia, and only then at the urging of his friend, Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. After a health crisis forced him to cede Cuba's presidency to his younger brother Raul in July 2006, Fidel Castro took to wearing 1970s-style track suits, short-sleeve dress shirts and other attire — though he now sometimes appears in fatigues devoid of any rank or insignia. Raul Castro dons guayaberas for many public occasions, including sessions of parliament and meetings with visiting foreign dignitaries. In 2007, Cuba opened a guayabera museum in the city of Sancti Spiritus, capital of the province of the same name, and the shirt has symbolic value predating the revolution that swept the Castro brothers and their bearded band of rebels to power on New Year's Day 1959. Islanders who battled the Spanish for independence wore guayaberas as a symbol of resistance, and revolutionary leader Narciso Lopez was wearing one when he raised the Cuban flag for the first time in May 1850. And now the Guaybera Story in Belize. In Belize, the guayabera has evolved into being the formal wear of

choice for men. At every sitting of the House or other official ceremonies, the dignitaries will show up in various classy linen and silk blend guayaberas, complete with carefully pressed and turned collars and cuffs held together by heirloom quality cuff links. We tend to pick up these fancy dress shirts from the high end department stores in Belize City and neighboring Chetumal, where a linen, long sleeved version costs upwards of two hundred dollars. This is a far cry from the humble origins of the classic cotton, white guayabera first worn exclusively by the Rt. Hon. George Price, and the pastel colored short sleeve ones worn by “plainclothes” CIB officers as a sign of reaching such rank. In fact, some RSVP cards have long-sleeve guayabera as the acceptable dress code for the specified occasion. It is now firmly entrenched in the corridors of power and diplomacy as the formal wear of the men who make things happen. If ever there was a coming of age for a shirt, the guayabera has certainly done just that: it's gone sophisticated and now - in Cuba - it's “official”. Respect.

Belize Electricity Limited advises customers in the Corozal District that the supply of electricity will be temporarily interrupted on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Time: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Affected Area: The entire Corozal District Reason: To facilitate maintenance work at the Corozal Substation. BEL regrets any inconvenience that may be caused by this power interruption. Customers may call toll free for any additional queries or other customer related issues at: 0-800-BEL-CARE or 0-800-235-2273. View scheduled outages online at: www.bel.com.bz/services_outages.asp


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Feasibility Study for the Design and Installation of a Landfill Feasibility Study for the Design and Installation of a Landfill Gas Collection, Control and Flaring Facility through the Clean DevelGas Collection, Control and Flaring Facility through the Clean Development Mechanism in the proposed Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill opment in the T he Mechanism Belize Sug arproposed Cane Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill in Belize in Belize Far mers Association has always Background: seemed to be in CHANGE quicksand Background: In 2008 the CARICOM CLIMATE CENTER, as part of its Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Belize’s

In 2008 National the CARICOM CLIMATE(SNC) CHANGE as partFramework of its Enabling Activities the Preparation of Belize’s Second Communication to theCENTER, United Nations Convention on for Climate Change (UNFCCC) with its finances and this year Second (SNC) toanthe United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Project,National funded aCommunication Consultancy to conduct “Analysis of the potential of utilizing the methane (CH4) emissions proa Consultancy to conduct an of the potential of utilizing the methane (CH4) proisProject, noatfunded different. In fact, the duced the primary solid waste disposal site“Analysis for electrical energy generation as a viable economic andemissions environmentally duced at operation, the primaryfrom solidthe waste disposal site for electrical energy generation friendly Western Corridor (Belize and Western Districts)”.as a viable economic and environmentally figures arefrom so discouraging friendly operation, the Western andMile Western Districts)”. The primary solid waste disposal siteCorridor referred (Belize to was the 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill of the Solid Waste ManageThe solid waste disposal site referred wassaw the Mile Regional Landfill of the Solid Waste Managethat the Association mentprimary Project (SWMP) which is currently beingtodesigned and is24planned to Sanitary be built in 2011. During the conduct of the ment Project (SWMP) which is currently being designed and is planned to be built inof2011. During theofconduct of the consultancy, challenges werefire encountered in regards to obtaining reliable estimates the generation municipal solid the need to its Chief consultancy, challenges were encountered in regards to obtaining reliable estimates of the generation of municipal solid waste per capita in the Western Corridor as well as on the composition (percentage by weight) of municipal solid waste. waste percharacterization capita in Officer the Western Corridor as under well asdevelopment on the composition weight) of municipal solid waste. Executive even before A waste study is currently and will(percentage be finalizedby end of October. characterization study is currently under development will be finalized end ofAuthority October. to discuss the 2009 United Nations Development Programme met in with theand Solid Waste Management heAInInwaste completes his first year 2009 United Nations Development Programme met withcontrol the Solid discuss the possibility of integrating a Landfill Gas (LFG) collection, andWaste flaringManagement facility in theAuthority proposedtoMile 24 Regional possibility of integrating a Landfillthat GasBelize (LFG)seeks collection, control and flaring facility in atmosphere the proposedinMile 24 Regional office! Sanitary Landfill on the rationale to reduce its GHG emissions to the the path of a low Sanitary Landfill on the rationale that Belize topossible reduce its emissions to the atmosphere in the pathisof a lowfor carbon and resilient development strategy. Toseeks make thisGHG additional investment in this project, there a need David Madrid was given carbon and resilient development strategy. possible thisEmission additional investment(CERs) in thisunder project, is Developa need for the revenue stream that would derive fromTo themake sale of Certified Reductions thethere Clean the revenue stream(CDM) that would the sale of Certified Emission Reductions under the Clean Developthe nod for aKyotofrom three-year ment Mechanism of thederive Protocol. This revenue stream would allow for(CERs) the recovery of the investment ment Mechanism (CDM) oftothe Kyoto CH4 Protocol. This revenue stream would allow for the recovery of the investment costs of the flaring system combust and other landfill gases from the future landfill. In the absence of the CDM contract and re placed Carlos costs of the credits flaring system to combust CH4 other landfill gases from landfill. In the absence of the CDM and carbon it will not be possible to and reduce GHG emissions from the the future Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill. and carbon it will months not be possible toag reduce Mag anacredits nine o, GHG butemissions from the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill. on Friday, Se ptember 30th, he Objectives of the Consultancy: Objectives of the Consultancy: T he objective of this feasibility study is to assess whether the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill could generate sufreceived hisfeasibility marching orders, Tficient he objective study is to assessthat whether Milethe 24 flaring Regional Sanitary Landfill could sufLFG forofathis CDM project to be developed wouldthe permit of the LFG allowing Belizegenerate to reduce 20 its with immediate he permit ficient LFG for aand CDM project toeffect. be developed would thesale flaring of the LFG allowing Belize credits to reduce 20 its GHG emissions obtain a sustainable sourcethat of T revenue from the of Carbon Emission Reduction in order GHG emissions and obtain a sustainable source of revenue from the sale of Carbon Emission Reduction credits in order for the project to be financially viable. This consultancy will provide all the necessary inputs to estimate the viability of letter bore the names of fivewill for the project be financially Thiscontrol consultancy inputs toSanitary estimateLandfill the viability of designing and to installing a LFG viable. collection, and flaringprovide facilityall in the the necessary Mile 24 Regional through Directors of the Committee designing and installing a LFG collection, control and flaring facility in the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill through a CDM project. CDM project. ofaSubmission: Manag ement, who stated and that that person is on Submission: that Madrid was not thefulfilling with the byAssociation. Interested consultants may obtain complete Requestcontract for Proposal (RFP) packages sending an Interested consultants may obtain the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) packages by sending an emailduties to diane.wade@undp.org or by visiting the UNDPHe Belizealso Country claims Office at: his in respect to the that he was email to diane.wade@undp.org or by visiting the UNDP Belize Country Office at: fer tilizer project, and had failed blamed for not processing the UnitedagNations Development Programme to neg otiate United an reement Nations Development Programme fer tilizer prog ram but when Lawrence Nicolas Office Complex Nicolas Office Complex with Belize Sug arLawrence Industries he sug g ested that a qualified 3rd Floor 3rd Floor Limited for recompense in senior project officer and South Ring Road Ringother Road project officers be hired reg ards to the use of bagSouth asse. Belmopan City Belmopanto City It's an accusation that Madrid Cayo man the project, only one Cayo claimed was put on his 822-2688 project officer was hired on a Telephone: Telephone: lap, even though it was the 822-2688 less than attractive salar y. Association's fault. Madrid now Office accuses Completed proposals should be submitted to the UNDP Belize Country by Octo-the Completed proposals should be submitted to the UNDP Belize Country Office by October 15, 2010the at 4:00pm On issue with the Committee of Manag ement ber 15, 2010 at 4:00pm bag asse, Madrid says that the Directors of holding a secret UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Association him diversity of meeting and signing UNDP is committed accused to achieving workforce in terms of gender, nationality and culture. an Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encourIndividuals fromaminority groups, indigenous groupsag andreement persons with disabilities are equally not hiring chief neg otiator, with a ferencourtilizer aged to apply. aged to apply. but he says he did hire someone company, contrar y to the The Citrus Company of Belize Ltd. The Citrus Belize Ltd. Belize FoodCompany Products of Ltd. Belize Products BartonFood Creek Farms Ltd. Barton Creek Farms Co. Ltd. Valley Manufacturing Valley X.Y.Z.Manufacturing (Belize) Ltd. Co. Ltd. X.Y.Z. (Belize) Top Juice Ltd. Ltd. Top Juice Ltd.

VACANCY

Citrus Products of Belize Ltd (CPBL)-VMC has a Vacancy for a Warehouse Citrus Products of Belize Ltd (CPBL)-VMC has a Vacancy for a Warehouse Supervisor, to work at our Distribution Center in Belize City, and invites suitably Supervisor, to work at our Distribution Center in Belize City, and invites suitably qualified candidates to submit applications to fill this vacant post. qualified candidates to submit applications to fill this vacant post.

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Represent the Company diligently, professionally and with the highest degree of integrity and business ethics. integrity and business ethics. Responsible for inventory planning, scheduling and the stores management in Responsible for inventory planning, scheduling and the stores management in order to ensure that the stores and warehouses are not over or under stocked with order to ensure that the stores and warehouses are not over or under stocked with goods and materials and that these items are stored in an organized manner. goods and materials and that these items are stored in an organized manner. Supervise and monitor the overall movements of Inventory Items in the Supervise and monitor the overall movements of Inventory Items in the warehouse. warehouse. Maintain effective internal control over the physical flow of all goods received Maintain effective internal control over the physical flow of all goods received and/or shipped. and/or shipped. Reconcile daily sales from sales truck and prepare the daily sales report. Reconcile daily sales from sales truck and prepare the daily sales report. Responsible for recording all sales into the accounting software. Responsible for recording all sales into the accounting software. Provide and properly maintain sales reports in a timely manner. Provide and properly maintain sales reports in a timely manner. Ensure that quantities for all products received and returned are properly checked Ensure that quantities for all products received and returned are properly checked and accounted for on a daily basis. and accounted for on a daily basis. Ensure that products in your possession are kept in a safe and proper manner. Ensure that products in your possession are kept in a safe and proper manner. Maintain a clean environment at all times. Maintain a clean environment at all times. Other Duties that may be assigned by Department Head. Other Duties that may be assigned by Department Head.

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VACANCY VACANCY

Citrus Products Products of of Belize Belize Ltd Ltd (CPBL) (CPBL) has has aa Vacancy Vacancy for for two two (2) (2) Sales Sales Agents, Agents, to to Citrus work at our Distribution Center in Belize City, and invites suitably qualified candiwork at our Distribution Center in Belize City, and invites suitably qualified candidates to to submit submit applications applications to to fill fill this this vacant vacant post. post. dates

Citrus Products Products of of Belize Belize Ltd Ltd (CPBL)-VMC (CPBL)-VMC has has aa Vacancy Vacancy for for aa Warehouse Warehouse Attendant Attendant,, Citrus to work work at at our our Distribution Distribution Center Center in in Belize Belize City, City, and and invites invites suitably suitably qualified qualified candidates candidates to to to submit applications to fill this vacant post. submit applications to fill this vacant post.

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Represent the the Company Company diligently, diligently, professionally professionally and and with with the the highest highest Represent degree of integrity and business ethics. degree of integrity and business ethics. Responsible for for loading loading and and offloading offloading of of all all Finished Finished Goods Goods into into Truck Truck Responsible Ensure that quantities for all products received and returned are properly Ensure that quantities for all products received and returned are properly checked and and accounted accounted for for on on aa daily daily basis basis checked Produce and maintain on a timely manner required information information for for Sales Sales Produce and maintain on a timely manner required Truck Report Truck Report Ensure that that products products in in your your possession possession are are kept kept in in aa safe safe and and proper proper Ensure manner. manner. Liaise with with the the Machine Machine Shop Shop Department Department on on aa regular regular basis, basis, on on issues issues Liaise regarding the performance of the Delivery truck regarding the performance of the Delivery truck Maintain aa clean clean environment environment on on the the Sales Sales Truck Truck at at all all times. times. Maintain Other Duties that may be assigned by Department Head. Other Duties that may be assigned by Department Head.

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Be aa self self motivated, motivated, proactive proactive accurate accurate and and detail detail oriented oriented and and be be able able to to Be work in a team environment. work in a team environment. Applicants should should possess possess excellent excellent and and effective effective communication, communication, and and -Applicants organizational and a high level of Public Relation skills and a high organizational and a high level of Public Relation skills and a high competence in in Math. Math. competence -Associates Degree preferred however however aa High High School School Diploma Diploma may may be be Associates Degree preferred considered. considered. At least least two two years years working working experience experience in in the the related related field field -At -Applicants should hold a valid B2 License Applicants should hold a valid B2 License Salary: -Salary will will commensurate commensurate with with qualifications qualifications and and experience. experience. Salary: Salary

Please address address letters letters of of application application accompanied accompanied by by Curriculum Curriculum Vitae, Vitae, two two Please references, and a police record or proof of application by Thursday Octoreferences, and a police record or proof of application by Thursday October 14, 14, 2010 2010 to: to: ber

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Represent the the Company Company diligently, diligently, professionally professionally and and with with the the highest highest degree degree of of Represent integrity and business ethics. integrity and business ethics. Monitor the the stock stock levels levels in in the the warehouse warehouse to to ensure ensure adequate adequate stock stock levels levels are are Monitor maintained and and are are stored stored in in an an organized organized manner. manner. maintained Responsible for for the the loading loading and and offloading offloading goods goods from from all all VMC VMC Delivery Delivery Trucks Trucks Responsible and or all VMC’s Customers on a daily basis or as is required, as per Product and or all VMC’s Customers on a daily basis or as is required, as per Product Release Form. Form. Release Responsible for for the the movements movements of of items items in in the the warehouse. warehouse. Responsible Ensure that the internal control over the physical flow of of all all goods goods received received are are Ensure that the internal control over the physical flow adhered to adhered to Account for for all all inventory inventory received received and/or and/or shipped. shipped. Account Produce and and maintain maintain in in timely timely manner manner the the relevant relevant sales sales information information as as requested. requested. Produce Ensure that products in your possession are kept in a safe and proper manner. Ensure that products in your possession are kept in a safe and proper manner. Other Duties Duties that that may may be be assigned assigned by by Department Department Head. Head. Other

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Be aa self self motivated, motivated, proactive proactive accurate accurate and and detail detail oriented oriented and and be be able able to to work work in in aa Be team environment. team environment. Applicants should should possess possess excellent excellent and and effective effective communication, communication, and and Applicants organizational and and aa high high level level of of Public Public Relation Relation skills. skills. organizational At least least aa High High School School Diploma Diploma will will be be required. required. At Working experience in the related field will be an an asset asset Working experience in the related field will be

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Salary will will commensurate commensurate with with qualifications qualifications and and experience. experience. Salary

Please address address letters letters of of application application accompanied accompanied by by Curriculum Curriculum Vitae, Vitae, two two Please references, and a police record or proof of application by Thursday Octoreferences, and a police record or proof of application by Thursday October 14, 14, 2010 2010 to: to: ber Manager –– Administration Administration & & Finance Finance Manager Citrus Products of Belize Ltd Citrus Products of Belize Ltd P.O. Box 25, P.O. Box 25, Dangriga Dangriga


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Sunday, October 10, 2010

PUBLIC AUCTION SALES: PROPERTIES

San Pedro; Orange Walk District; Corozal District; Cayo District and Stann Creek District BY ORDER of the Mortgagees, Messrs. The Belize Bank Limited, Licensed Auctioneer Kevin A. Castillo will sell the following properties ON SITE on the following dates & times: 1. At Parcel No. 2710 Escalante Sub-division, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, on Monday the 18th October 2010 at 10:00 am:

600.16 square yards] situate in Santa Rita Village in the Corozal District, the freehold property of Ms. Brenda Ysaguirre).

REGISTRATION SECTION San Pedro

BLOCK 7

PARCEL 2710

5. At Parcel No. 3146 Mile 51 ½ Western Highway, Camalote Village, Cayo District on Wednesday the 20th October 2010 at 10:00 am:

(Being a two storey concrete house and lot [416.450 square yards] situate in the Escalante Sub-Division in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, the the, the freehold property of Mr. Manuel Leiva and Ms. Amy Leiva).

2. At Parcel No. 465 Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye on Monday the 18th October 2010 at 11:00 am:

REGISTRATION SECTION Society Hall

BLOCK 24

PARCEL 3146

(Being a vacant parcel of land [.068 acre] situate at Mile 51 ½ Western Highway, Camalote Village, Cayo District, the freehold property of Mr. Dennis Bellini).

6. At New Site Area, Santa Elena Town, Cayo District on Wednesday the 20th October 2010 at 11:30 am: REGISTRATION SECTION San Pedro

BLOCK 7

PARCEL 465

(Being a vacant parcel of land [405.48 square yards] situate on Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, the freehold property of Mr. Rosario Uejbe).

3. At Lot No. 7 Trinidad Village, Orange Walk District on Tuesday the 19th October 2010 at 11:00 am:

REGISTRATION SECTION Santa Elena/Cayo

BLOCK 23

PARCELS 3249 & 3252 (Being two vacant parcels of land situate on the main vehicular artery leading from the Trapiche Area to Aguada Boulevard, Santa Elena Town, Cayo District, the freehold properties of Mr. Ansley Mullins)

7. At Lot No. 83 San Juan Village, Stann Creek District on Wednesday the 20th October 2010 at 2:30 pm:

ALL THOSE LEASEHOLD INTEREST IN ALL THAT piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 7 situate in Trinidad Village, Orange Walk District and bounded as follows: On the Northeast for 26.194 metres by Lot No. 8; On the Southeast for 30.480 metres by A Street; On the Southwest for 25.109 metres by Lot No. 6 and on the Northwest for 30.480 metres by Lot No. 3; containing 781.827 S.M. as shown on Plan No. 1890 at the office of the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys together with all buildings and erections standing and being thereon. (Being a concrete bungalow dwelling house and lot situate in the Village of Trinidad in the Orange Walk District, the leasehold property of Mr. Romel Cowo)

4. At Parcel No. 162 Santa Rita, Corozal District on Tuesday the 19th October 2010 at 1:00 pm: REGISTRATION SECTION Paraiso/Santa Rita

BLOCK 1

PARCEL 162

(Being an incomplete concrete structure and lot [0.124 of an acre or

ALL THAT piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 83 comprising (696.666 Square Metres) situate in San Juan Village in the Stann Creek District of Belize and bounded and described as shown on Plan No. 14 of 2003 attached to Minister’s Fiat (Grant) No. 14 of 2003 dated 10th February, 2003 TOGETHER with all buildings and erections standing and being thereon. (Being a dwelling house and lot situate in the Village of San Juan in the Stann Creek District, the freehold property of Mr. Marvin Gonzalez.)

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Woman claims police beating caused her to miscarry

A twenty four-year-old mother of four says she will take the Police Department and the officer who beat her and caused her to lose her unborn child to court. Judith Bood, who lives with Patrick Thomas in their humble abode on West Collet Canal, claims that they, along with her mother who was visiting, were sitting in an alley just outside her house shortly after 7 on the night of Monday, September 27th when three police officers pulled up in a police mobile and headed past them and toward the couple's dwelling. When her mother alerted her that the cops had gone into her house, Bood went to see what was happening. Things didn't go smoothly thereafter though, because the policemen who were searching about in her house, started to ask her about some stolen computers, something she said she knew nothing about. They were already about to leave, Bood says, when one of the officers turned back and told her that he was taking her to the station. She asked the reason, since they had found nothing at her house, and that was when things got nasty. Bood says she closed her room door to change her clothes and the officer became impatient and stomped the door open and began to "rough her up". She said in the process he put his knee in her stomach, and his fellow officers beat her, handcuffed her hands and feet together in the presence of her four children. One of the children, an 11 year old girl who tried to defend her mother, was also assaulted in the process. The lawmen then dragged Bood outside by her hair and threw her in the police pick up and took her to the police station. She said it was while at the station that she started to have severe belly pain and realised that she had started to bleed. She begged them to take her to the hospital for treatment, but by the time they did, it was too late. An ultrasound prescribed by the doctor on duty revealed that Bood had already lost her baby. The incident is one that took place in the presence of Bood's mother, Estell Rhaburn, as well as Thomas, and he says he is irate with the way the police treated his pregnant wife because she screamed out over and over that she was pregnant and that they were hurting her. Bood used her cell phone to take pictures of her injuries and stored it for evidence in her case against the Department. Since her release late last week from the hospital, she has filed

complaints with the Legal Aid and Ombudsman's offices. She says that

attempts to go to the Police Internal Affairs office have been delayed

because she is told that the officer who should take her complaint is not in. Meanwhile, the doctor has classified her injuries as wounding and grievous harm and also made observations that Bood was bleeding when she arrived at the Emergency Room. The seven computers for which her home was searched were stolen from the top and bottom storeys of Youth for the Future. The only reason for suspicion of Bood was the fact that the organisation's back window, through which the thieves entered on the weekend prior to the assault, faces her house.


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Usher accused of acce pting token treats from fellow work colleagues in exchang e for making out new loans for them elsewhere, thereby cutting his payments shor t. Sabal has said that she has been offered but has refused the treats and she has asked Usher to stop vilifying her name. Meanwhile, the Council, with advice from its Financial Comptroller, Patrick Tillett, has ceased all transactions with Usher's company after a cheque for around $9,000 in deductions was made out to him.

It appears that the Belize City Council is either having a ver y long streak of bad luck or it really can't effectively manag e its own affairs. Once ag ain the Council has been exposed to more scandal and this time, it involves personal loans that its employees take out with private lending ag encies. Since last week, the owner of First Stop Pawn Shop, Gilroy Usher, Jr, has called one local talk show at least twice to air the Council’s dir ty linen. Usher, who expressed utter displeasure at the way the Council has been handling its employees business transactions, alleg ed that while the Council has been deducting from its employees' salaries to pay their loans, the monies are not being forwarded in full. Hence, he claims that the Council is constantly shor t on payments to his company. Usher even accused De puty Mayor, Philip Willoughby, of soliciting money from his company. Willioughby, in a television inter view on Channel 7 that same evening, poorly defended himself, and then, as if by some script in a sitcom, went out on a limb to make a fool of himself when he told the inter viewer, Jules Vasquez, “It's unscr upulous of this little boy to come and g o public to tr y to mor tify the character of one of the g reatest politician who have ever entered into the political arena...” When Vasquez questioned if Willoughby was talking about himself Willoughby's response was: “I'm the one and only...” Willoughby also says he is weighing his leg al options on whether he will proceed with cour t action ag ainst Usher for the alleg ations and for tar nishing his character, and he went on to say that the proceeds of the

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T he alleg ations have also raised the ire of the Council's pay mistress, Shirlene Sabal, whom

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Cocaine not cocaine, again! Witz Mahogany Heights burglar caught red-handed in Belize City trafficking charges dismissed

Diego Witz

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Oct. 6, 2010 A charge of drug trafficking for 4,316 grams of cocaine against Punta Gorda businessman Diego Witz, 48, was dismissed today in Magistrate’s Court #2 because the substance, when tested, was found to be neither cocaine nor heroin. Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser who dismissed the charge said it was on a directive from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. But although the charge against Witz was dismissed he was not freed because he was on parole and his parole was revoked after he was charged with drug trafficking. Witz was serving a sentence of 6 years

when he was granted parole in a prisoner exchange between Belize and Mexico. The bust occurred between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. Police report that they were on an undercover operation when they saw a red car with a Mestizo man and two men of dark complexion in it, and followed it as it to the Northern Highway and stopped at Texaco Gas Station. Witz was seen exiting the red car and entering a white car. According to the police he was also seen forcing something into the front of his pants. Witz came out of the white car then got back in it with a red knapsack. The police followed the white car and intercepted it at mile 4 on the Northern Highway. The police searched the red knapsack and found that it contained a black plastic bag with 5 brown parcels with a substance which they believed was cocaine. Another police vehicle pursued the red car as it headed towards Belize City, but the occupants of the red car eluded detention when the police vehicle crashed into another vehicle on Vernon Street. Witz was represented by attorney Dickie Bradley.

Boom Man steals back his weed from Police Station

Adrian Myvette

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Oct. 6, 2010 Adrian Myvette, 25, a resident of Burrell Boom who was busted with 30.1 g rams of cannabis and stole it from Bur rell B o o m Po l i c e S t a t i o n w h i l e h e w a s i n c u s t o d y, w a s c h a r g e d w i t h b u r g l a r y, p o s s e s s i o n o f a controlled dr ug, resisting ar rest, damag e to proper ty and escape from lawful custody when he appeared in and was ar raigned in Magistrate’s Court #8 on Monday, October 4. He pleaded guilty to the possession of a controlled dr ug

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and damage to property and not guilty to the other charg es. Magistrate Emmerson Banner fined him $800 for the cannabis and $500 for damage to proper ty. He also gave Myvette until November 4 to pay the fines, in default 8 months and 4 months in prison. For the other offences he offered Myvette bail of $5,000 and adjourned his case until November 4. Myvette was busted round 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 1st, when police re por ted that they were on mobile patrol in Bur rell Boom when they saw Myvette by Lisa Store, g rab a blue bag and r un when he saw the police. They pursued him and caught him and a search of the bag allegedly turned up the 30.1 g rams of cannabis. Myvette was detained at B u r r e l l B o o m Po l i c e S t a t i o n . Police re por ted that when they went to the police station to transport Myvette to the Ladyville Po l i c e S t a t i o n t h e y d i s c ove r e d that he had escaped and that he had burglarized the room in which the cannabis was and had taken the cannabis. The burglar bar and mesh wire of the cell Myvette was in were damaged. Later that day police say they saw Myvette walking away from his house towards the bushes and that when they apprehended him, he had the blue bag of cannabis with him.

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Oct. 6, 2010 Darwin Usher, 25, a constr uction worker residing at Mahogany Heights, was allegedly caught red handed inside a house on Gordon Street in Belize City, and charged with burglary when he appeared in Magistrate’s Court #8 on Monday, October 4. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. Magistrate Emmerson Banner offered him bail of $5,000 and adjourned his case until November 22. But before Usher could meet bail he had to pay a court fine of $300 that was outstanding. He was unable to pay the fine so he was remanded to prison. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Friday, October 1. Carien Reed, 25, who resides at 8472 Gordon Street, reported to the police that she heard a glass bottle fall in the room next to the one that she was in. She said when she investigated she saw that the living room lights were on and that when she drew aside a curtain, she saw a man standing against the wall. Reed said the man approached her and said, “Give me wah hug

Darwin Usher

b e c a u s e we s t r a i g h t ” , a n d t h e n hugged her. She said she withdrew from the man’s embrace and ran and called her sister who was also in the house. Her sister called the police but by the time the police arrived the man had already left. Usher said by way of his explanation as to the circumstances of the incident that he had been chased by two men and had taken refuge on the verandah of the house on Gordon Street.

CALL FOR PROPOSAL

Feasibility Study for the Design and Installation of a Landfill Gas Collection, Control and Flaring Facility through the Clean Development Mechanism in the proposed Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill in Belize Background:

In 2008 the CARICOM CLIMATE CHANGE CENTER, as part of its Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Belize’s Second National Communication (SNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Project, funded a Consultancy to conduct an “Analysis of the potential of utilizing the methane (CH4) emissions produced at the primary solid waste disposal site for electrical energy generation as a viable economic and environmentally friendly operation, from the Western Corridor (Belize and Western Districts)”. The primary solid waste disposal site referred to was the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill of the Solid Waste Management Project (SWMP) which is currently being designed and is planned to be built in 2011. During the conduct of the consultancy, challenges were encountered in regards to obtaining reliable estimates of the generation of municipal solid waste per capita in the Western Corridor as well as on the composition (percentage by weight) of municipal solid waste. A waste characterization study is currently under development and will be finalized end of October. In 2009 United Nations Development Programme met with the Solid Waste Management Authority to discuss the possibility of integrating a Landfill Gas (LFG) collection, control and flaring facility in the proposed Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill on the rationale that Belize seeks to reduce its GHG emissions to the atmosphere in the path of a low carbon and resilient development strategy. To make possible this additional investment in this project, there is a need for the revenue stream that would derive from the sale of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. This revenue stream would allow for the recovery of the investment costs of the flaring system to combust CH4 and other landfill gases from the future landfill. In the absence of the CDM and carbon credits it will not be possible to reduce GHG emissions from the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill.

Objectives of the Consultancy:

The objective of this feasibility study is to assess whether the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill could generate sufficient LFG for a CDM project to be developed that would permit the flaring of the LFG allowing Belize to reduce 20 its GHG emissions and obtain a sustainable source of revenue from the sale of Carbon Emission Reduction credits in order for the project to be financially viable. This consultancy will provide all the necessary inputs to estimate the viability of designing and installing a LFG collection, control and flaring facility in the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill through a CDM project.

Submission:

Interested consultants may obtain the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) packages by sending an email to diane.wade@undp.org or by visiting the UNDP Belize Country Office at:

United Nations Development Programme Lawrence Nicolas Office Complex 3rd Floor South Ring Road Belmopan City Cayo Telephone: 822-2688 Completed proposals should be submitted to the UNDP Belize Country Office by October 15, 2010 at 4:00pm UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. The Citrus Company of Belize Ltd. Belize Food Products Ltd. Barton Creek Farms

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Over a year later, elderly man charged Appeals Court overturns alleged serial rapist’s conviction and sentence with manslaughter by negligence

causing death by careless conduct, drove motor vehicle without due care and attention and negligent grievous harm. Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser explained to him that she could not take a plea because the offences are indictable and offered him bail of $7,000 plus 2 sureties, which he met. She adjourned his case until November 18. Police reported that Espejo was driving a green Madza car on the Northern Highway, heading north, when he collided with an Isuzu Dmax coming from the opposite Orlando "Landy" Espejo direction, between miles 29 and BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 7, 2010 30. On impact the Isuzu Dmax GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE TREASURY Orlando “Landy” Espejo, 73, overturned and landedBILLS with its four a retired businessman ISSUE residing atNO. 2 wheels in the air. 14/2010 Neal pen Road who was involved in Vicente Rivera, the driver of a traffic accident on June 13, 2009, the Isuzu Dmax, was flung from Tenders fora nan of Government Treasury wa s ch a r are g edinvited wi th m sl aissue ugh ter the vehicle.of HeBelize died on the spot but byBills. negligence when he appeared Espejo was unhurt. The amount of the issue will be $75,000,000.00. yesterday Magistrate’s Court #2. A passenger in the Isuzu Dmax, Espejo was also charged with was also injured but she survived.

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The Bills will be issued in denominations of $200, $1,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, $100,000, $200,000, $500,000 and $1,000,000, and will be repayable at par 91 days after issue. They will be issued on Wednesday 20th October, 2010 and will be redeemed on Wednesday, 19th January, 2011.

Boat owner fined and ordered deported

the charg es. Senior Magistrate Sharon Each tender must be for $200 or a multiple of $200 and must to five Fraser fined him specify $500 for each decimal places the amount, which is offered for each one hundred dollars count and ordered him to pay forthwith in default 6 months face value of the Bills sought. imprisonment. She also ordered that heand be atdethe por ted toBank Honduras Application forms are available at the Treasury Central after he does either pay the fine of Belize in Belize City andCALL at the Ministry ofPROPOSAL Finance Belmopan; and FOR or ser ved theintime. when completed they must be forwarded in sealed envelopes Ro d r i g u e z eaddressed n t e r e d Bto: elize from Honduras by way of the s e a p o r t a t P u n t a G o r d a To w n TREASURY BILL TENDER in a catamaran. On October 5 Feasibility Study for the Design andOF Installation Landfill CENTRAL BANK h e BELIZE a l l o w e dof tawo crew members Gas Collection,P.O. Control and Flaring Facility through Clean BOX 852 t o l e ave t h e c athe tam a r a n Develwithout opment Mechanism in the proposed t hBELIZE e 24 c o nRegional s e nCITY t o fSanitary a n i m mLandfill igration GABOUREL LANE,Mile officer. in Belize When immig ration officers Background: Tenders must reach the Central Bank not later s e a r ch e d than h i s 12:00 vefors stheenoon l t h e on y offBelize’s ound In 2008 the CARICOM CLIMATE CHANGE CENTER, as part of its Enabling Activities Preparation Luis Fernando Rodriguez Second National Communication (SNC) to the United Nationstwo Framework Convention onpasspor Climate Change Honduran ts.(UNFCCC) One of Friday, 15th October, 2010. Project, fundedCITY, a Consultancy to conduct an “Analysis utilizingin the the methanename (CH4) emissions proBELIZE Thurs. Oct. 7, 2010of the potential them ofwas of Marco duced at the primary solid waste disposal site for electrical energy generation as a viable economic and environmentally Luis Fer nando Rodriguez, Antonio friendly operation, from the Western Corridor (Belize and Western Districts)”.Riveria and the other was Successful tenders be notified by24Tuesday, 19th 2010 57, Honduran, waswill charged with Theaprimary solid waste disposal site referred to was the Milein Regional Sanitary Landfill of the Solid Waste Managethe name ofOctober, Melvin Rober to ment Project (SWMP) which is currently being designed and is planned to be built in 2011. During the conduct and will beration expected to pay for and pick up Bills allotted them on of the four immig offences when Vasquez. consultancy, challenges were encountered in regards to obtaining reliable estimates of the generation of municipal solid he appeared yesterday the #2 Wednesday, 20th 2010. waste per capita in the WesternOctober, Corridorin as well as on the composition (percentage by weight) of municipal solid waste. CHECK OUT OUR Magistrate’s Cour A waste characterization studyt.is currently under development and will beNEW finalized end WEBSITE of October. In 2009 United Waste Management Authority to discuss the R oNations d r i g Development u e z w a sProgramme c h a r met g e with d the Solidat www.belizetimes.bz possibility of integrating a Landfill Gas (LFG)reserves collection, control and flaring facility in the proposed Mile 24 Regional The Government of Belize the right to accept or reject any w Sanitary i t h 2Landfill c o on u nthet rationale s o f thata lBelize l o wseeks i n gto reduce a its ~ GHGPOST emissions to the atmosphere in the path of a low YOUR COMMENTS crew of aincatamaran topart. VOTE ONin ARTICLES and/or tenders whole or in carbon member and all resilient development strategy. To make possible this~ additional investment this project, there is a need for ~ VIEW OUR the revenue stream that would derive the sale ofof Certified Emission Reductions (CERs)PHOTO under the Clean Developdisembark without the from consent ment Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. This revenue streamGALLERY would allow for the recovery of the investment ancosts immig ration toofficer and with ~ CHECK OUT A PDF of the flaring system combust CH4 and other landfill gases from the future landfill. In the absence of the CDM BANK OFpossession BELIZE VERSION OF THE PAPER 2CENTRAL counts of itunlawful and carbon credits will not be possible to reduce GHG emissions from the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill. We are the most visited newspaper website in Belize of passpor t. He pleaded guilty to Objectives of the Consultancy:

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The objective of this feasibility study is to assess whether the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill could generate sufficient LFG for a CDM project to be developed that would permit the flaring of the LFG allowing Belize to reduce 20 its GHG emissions and obtain a sustainable source of revenue from the sale of Carbon Emission Reduction credits in order for the project to be financially viable. This consultancy will provide all the necessary inputs to estimate the viability of designing and installing a LFG collection, control and flaring facility in the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill through a CDM project.

Notice is hereby given that the company named Submission:

Interested consultants may obtain the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) packages by sending an email to diane.wade@undp.org or by visiting the UNDP Belize Country Office at:

“JALGARTH HOLDINGS United Nations Development Programme Lawrence Nicolas Office Complex 3rd Floor LIMITED” South Ring Road Belmopan City

Cayo has been dissolved and struck off the International BusiTelephone: 822-2688 ness Companies register with effect from the 30th day of Completed proposals should be submitted to the UNDP Belize Country Office by OctoSeptember, 2010. ber 15, 2010 at 4:00pm

Aleman, Cordero, & Lee (Belize) Limited UNDP is committed to achievingGalindo workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encourRegistered Agent aged to apply. The Citrus Company of Belize Ltd. Belize Food Products Ltd. Barton Creek Farms Valley Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

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Gomez but Belize Court of Appeal r uled that it would not be fair to the appellant to face another trial because of the error by the judge. Gomez was not represented by an attorney. B u t a l t h o u g h G o m e z wa s acquitted of rape, robber y and a g g r a va t e d a s s a u l t h e w a s n o t freed because he is ser ving the remainder of a sentence of 5 years for robber y for which he was granted parole. His parole was revoked when he was charged with four incidents involving rape and attempted rape. Gomez was convicted of rape, Leroy Gomez robbery and ag gravated assault on BELIZE CITY, Wed. Oct. 6, 2010 August 8. He was sentenced to 11 Alleg ed serial rapist Leroy years for rape, 9 years for robbery Gomez, 24, who was convicted of and 2 years for ag gravated assault. rape and two other offences and The sentences of 11 years and 9 was ser ving a 20 year sentence, years were to r un consecutively h a d h i s IHUAKU c o n v i c t i oIWUORIEH n o ve r t u r n e dMcARTHUR to each other and concurrently to PETITIONER and his sentence set aside by the the 2 years. Belize Court of Appeal on Monday, Gomez was freed of other October 4. charg es of attempted rape and The Belize Courtand of Appeal robber y last month because the BETWEEN quashed Gomez conviction, set complainant refused to testify. aside his sentence and entered a He was also freed of yet other verdict of not guilty because Gomez charges of rape and robbery last CHRISTIAN DEHANN photograph was broadcast on theMcARTHUR month when a RESPONDENT nolle prosequi was m e d i a b e f o r e t h e i d e n t i f i c a t i o n entered because the complainant parade was held, and the judg e had died. failed to deal with this in his Gomez still has another TO: CHRISTIAN DEHANN summation. T he Director of McARTHUR case involving rape and robber y Public Prosecutions Mrs. Cher yl for which trial is pending in the Lyn Vidal asked for a retrial for Supreme Court.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BELIZE, A.D. 2009 (DIVORCE)

Action No. 215

TAKE NOTICE that a Petition for dissolution of marP.O. Box 25, Dangriga Town Citrus Company of Belize Ltd. riage dated the 4thThe day of November, 2009 endorsed with Stann Creek, Belize C.A. Belize Food Products Ltd. Tel.: (501) 522-2080/2055/2575 Barton Creek Farms Fax: (501)has 522-2136/3368 a notice to appearValley and answer the charges therein Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Email: citcom@btl.net X.Y.Z. (Belize) Ltd. Or bze_foods@btl.net Top Juice Ltd. been filed in the Supreme Court of Belize by IHUAKU IWUORIEH McARTHUR and that you are required within VACANCY fourteen days of the second publication hereof to enter an appearance atBelize the Supreme Courthasina Belize City, Belize, Citrus Products of Ltd (CPBL)-VMC Vacancy for a Warehouse Supervisor , tothink work atfit ourso Distribution Center in Belize City, and invites suitably should you to do and thereafter to make answer qualified candidates to submit applications to fill this vacant post. to the charges in the said Petition AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that in default of your so doing the COURT will Duties and Responsibilities: Represent the Company diligently, professionally and with the highest degree of proceedintegrity to hear the said charges proved and pronounce and business ethics. Responsible inventory planning, scheduling and the stores management in judgment, yourforabsence notwithstanding. -

order to ensure that the stores and warehouses are not over or under stocked with goods and materials and that these items are stored in an organized manner. Supervise and monitor the overall movements of Inventory Items in the warehouse. Maintain effective internal control over the physical flow of all goods received REGISTRAR and/or shipped. Reconcile sales from sales truck and prepare theBELIZE daily sales report. THEdaily SUPREME COURT OF Responsible for recording all sales into the accounting software. Provide and properly maintain sales reports in a timely manner. Ensure that quantities for all products received and returned are properly checked and accounted for on a daily basis. Ensure that products in your possession are kept in a safe and proper manner. Maintain a clean environment at all times. Other Duties that may be assigned by Department Head.

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Notice is hereby given that the below companies have been Qualification Requirements: dissolved struck off the International Be aand self motivated, proactive accurate and detailBusiness oriented and Companies be able to work in a environment. Registerteam with effect from the 30th day of September, 2010. -

Applicants should possess excellent and effective communication, and organizational and a high level of Public Relation skills. Associates Degree preferred. At least two years working experience in the related field

ARDWELL TRADING LIMITED NEWLARK HOLDINGS LIMITED Salary: - Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. CHERTMILL FINANCE LIMITED

Please address letters of application accompanied by Curriculum Vitae, two references, and a police record or proof ofGALINDO application by Thursday 14, 2010 ALEMAN, CORDERO, & LEEOctober (BELIZE) to:

LIMITED Manager – Administration & Finance Registered Agent Citrus Products of Belize Ltd P.O. Box 25, Dangriga

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Mellow Belizean says: October 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm Let me see if I’m understanding this correctly: While crime, and especially murder, is at an all-time high and getting worse; while more rapists are walking the streets; while health care is a joke; while it’s been documented that more Belizeans are suffering in poverty; the focus of the Barrow administration is to pass laws which will prevent people from challenging the government — and even if they win a challenge, not let them get paid. Isn’t there ANYTHING they can do better with their time? Does no one else see the madness in this? If they’re going to pass new laws, shouldn’t those laws be geared to improve the lives of Belizeans? These new laws are geared to create a state where citizens have little, if any, rights.

Howard says: October 1, 2010 at 7:41 am It seems the Barrow administration is hell bent on dismantling our civil liberties – judicial tenure is under attack, hence the judiciary, our last line of protection, is under attack. We’re facing wire tapping, email tapping, and goodness knows what else they have up their sleeve next. Maybe if they would concentrate on good governance, education and a trained and fairly paid police department, we wouldn’t need all these assaults against our constitutionally guaranteed rights. Unfortunately, Barrow, as a lawyer, is fully aware of the dangers to the government of an independent judiciary, and I think he’s out to dismantle it. Woe be unto us if he does. patriotic Belizean says: October 1, 2010 at 10:23 am damm arrogant prime minister..It’s such a shame to have such a leader in our country..If it is not done his way it is not right…who does he think he is …I have never seen anyone more arrogant. It’s a shame for this country, who is he to tell others they are unpatriotic when he is the one leading all this victimization in this country and not doing anything in respect to the crime situation in this country. ella says: October 1, 2010 at 11:17 am What a shame to call PM Barrrow the leader of the country. This is our so-called leader and who our youngsters are supposed to be looking up to..a role model. I guess after his shameful outburst in the House why should we wonder why our country is only getting worse, crime on the streets is relentless but look at the kind of leadership we have…. NINA says: October 6, 2010 at 10:13 am IS THIS GOVERNMENT RETARDED OR WHAT. WHAT THE HELL HAPPEN TO HONORABLE WHEEL BARROW. HOW HE THINK HE WILL TAKE THE PEOPLE’S MONEY AN DO AS HE PLEASE, PUT IT IN AN INVESTMENT THAT HIS FAMILY SITS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, WHAT KIND OF CROP IS THAT. COME ON BELIZEAN PEOPLE STAND UP….OPEN YOUR EYES belizeanpride says: October 6, 2010 at 11:05 am the bald head p.m really feels his like castro or chavez to do what he wants in our beloved jewel. why the hell he wants to take away the land of this man who is working for the community sport uplifting and to curb the crime to involve youths in sport, he tries with the mayas , lost and now he ain’t satisfied and he wants to chance this fellow, damn!!! barrow your really a shame and a disgrace to our nation.

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State of emergency in Ecuador extended

A state of emergency in Ecuador has been extended to Friday, the country's government announced, as investigators watch videos and review photographs to identify officers involved in last week's police uprising. It was originally set to expire Tuesday. The state of emergency was prolonged because of "shameful acts and protests" by some national police officers in front of the headquarters of the National Assembly, in an effort to impede its work, the state-run Andes news agency reported. The decree mobilizes the military to be in charge of securing the country instead of the police. The goal is to allow the assembly to continue with its work. "The government is very, very saddened by the subject and feels there is nothing to celebrate, but things are gradually returning to normal," Alexis Mera, the president's legal secretary, said in a statement issued before the state of emergency's extension. President Rafael Correa was physically attacked by police in a day of protests that paralyzed the country Thursday. Correa and other South American leaders have described the events as an attempted coup. Troops rescued Correa in a dramatic shootout with officers at a hospital, where the president said he

was held for more than 10 hours. The country's security minister told reporters Monday that authorities were reviewing video and photographs to identify police involved. And Attorney General Washington Pesantez said he had opened an investigation, CNN affiliate Ecuavisa reported. But a congressman from the opposition party told Colombia-based Caracol TV, a CNN affiliate, that the day's events were provoked and planned by Correa. "Everything was staged by the president to hide the extreme corruption and to hide the poverty, hunger and unemployment that have risen to an alarming

A grenade blast near Monterrey, Mexico, wounded 14 people late Saturday, including eight minors, the staterun Notimex news agency reported, citing local officials. No fatalities were reported as of Sunday afternoon from the attack on a public square by unidentified assailants, in the suburb of Guadalupe. The incident happened before midnight in front of the city hall for Guadalupe. According to witnesses, gunmen in two vehicles stopped near the building, and one person stepped out, took

some steps, and threw the grenade in an area where families were walking by, Notimex reported. The Mexican military, a local bomb squad and police responded to the scene after the explosive device went off, the news agency said. Monterrey is one of Mexico's leading business centers. It is the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon, which has witnessed much violence as rival drug cartels fight with each other over lucrative smuggling routes and with the federal authorities. Investigators were looking at Guadalupe police officers who allegedly helped the gunmen get away, Notimex reported. Last Friday, three grenade explosions were reported in Monterrey: one in front of the justice center, one at a prison and another near the U.S. consulate there.

Mexican police have identified 22 people who were kidnapped by gunmen in the Pacific resort town of Acapulco and have found four cars they were riding in, state media reported. But investigators are looking for more leads in the case, the state-run Notimex news agency said Saturday night. Police said the 22 people -- who were abducted in Guerrero state on

Thursday -- were from the neighboring state of Michoacan. "We are trying to find the whereabouts of the people who filed the complaint, but we have no more details," said state police investigator Fernando Monreal Leyva, according to Notimex. He said authorities combing the cars for clues had found clothing and shoes but no weapons.

level," said Gilmar Gutierrez, a congressman and brother of former president Lucio Gutierrez -- the man Correa has claimed was behind what he called the coup attempt. "There was no coup," Gilmar Gutierrez said Monday. "Everything was provoked by the president, who is using millions of propaganda resources." Police officers have said they were angered by a new law that would take away their bonuses and reduce their compensation. Correa, who was roughed up and hit by tear gas, said the law would do no such thing and the police officers had not even read it. A video by Ecuavisa showed a de-

fiant Correa standing at an upper floor window of the hospital Thursday, shouting to a crowd of supporters who had gathered outside the hospital, "If they want me, here I am," and then ripping his necktie loose. Hundreds of troops loyal to the president later arrived at the hospital and rescued him after exchanging gunfire with police. Afterward, Correa delivered an impassioned speech from the balcony of the presidential palace, vowing not to negotiate under pressure. In a statement released by the government, Interior Minister Gustavo Jalkh said at least four people were killed in the standoff -- two soldiers, a police officer and a university student. Nearly 200 others were injured in unrest throughout the country, Ecuador's health minister said. In response to the deaths, the government declared three days of national mourning Friday. The government declared a one-week state of emergency Thursday afternoon and put the military in charge of security. The chief of the national police resigned Friday. Correa has said that the police involved were trying to kill him, but pledged to continue supporting the 42,000-member national police force.

The youth arm of the People’s National Party, PNP, will this evening stage another candle light vigil as it continues to demand the resignation of the Jamaica's Prime Minister Bruce Golding over the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips affair. According to the PNP Youth Organisation, the continued revelations in the Manatt, saga has further compromised Mr Golding’s position as Prime Minister. In the latest allegation, local attorney Harold Brady has reportedly indicated that the Jamaican Government had entered a deal with the US law-firm Manatt to lobby against the extradition request for alleged crime lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. Mr Brady reportedly made the claim in a letter which forms part of an affidavit in a lawsuit filed against Mr Golding claiming damages for libel arising from statements made by the

Prime Minister. Mr Golding has insisted that the Manatt deal was a Jamaica Labour Party initiative. On September 14, he told reporters that Mr Brady disobeyed his instructions when he led Manatt to believe that it was representing the Government of Jamaica instead of the JLP. As a result, Mr Golding said Mr Brady was asked to resign from all state boards and that he was no longer a member of the JLP. Mr Brady swiftly rejected those claims saying he was still a member of the JLP and that he was never asked to step down from any public board. Tonight’s PNPYO vigil has been scheduled for 7 o’clock at the party’s Old Hope Road Headquarters in St Andrew, Jamaica The first vigil was held in St Thomas on August 30.

14 injured in Mexican Another 'Manatt' vigil to demand resignation of the Jamaica's PM Bruce Golding grenade attack

Mexican police investigate abduction of 22 people in resort town


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All in the Family Q.

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Numbers' Boggle

Try to fill in the missing numbers. The missing numbers are integers between 4 and 9. The numbers in each row add up to totals to the right. The numbers in each column add up to the totals along the bottom. The diagonal lines also add up Louis would rather have a rendevous than the totals to the a meeting. He prefers chocolate mousse to choc- right. olate pudding. And he likes pasta, but not noodles. Which would Louis like better — a kimono or a bathrobe?

These words all belong to the same logical family because they have something in common: • footloose • committed • successful • address • millennium Which of the following words belong to the same family? • silly • ancestor • millstone • heedless

Color Me

1. Heedless. (All the words in the family have two pairs of double letters.) 2. Louis would like a kimono better than a bathrobe. He prefers things that have names borrowed from other languages to things that have simple English names.

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I am Third

I remember this story of a boy who was very popular among other kids his age. He was an excellent leader in his school groups. One of his friends visited him and saw a homemade plaque in his room with the words "I Am Third" on it. His friend asked him what it meant and he replied, "It is the motto I try to use in my life. It means "God is first, Others are second, and I am Third." The driving force in our lives should be trying to please God. Secondly, we should take into consideration the needs and respect of others. With our own pleasures subordinated, we will truly be the humble servants of God. Of late, with all the pressures of this life, like paying bills, taking care of our children and work, it is hard to do the small things. Things like complimenting someone or calling an old friend or relative just to say “hi or how are you doing?” This is not the way our God wants for us to enjoy the life that he has lent to us. “For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's”. (Philippians 2:21) We will find that living a life where we are our brother’s keeper and where we place our stubborn selfishness in the background will be a happy living. This is manifested in the way the Bible says God looks at man’s selfishness. 2 Timothy 3:2, puts that kind of behavior at the top of a very alarming list: “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy..” I was reminded that the one commandment that Jesus left for us, puts the order of our approach to life: “He answered: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27. Wow! We can understand why there was only a single directive that was given to the young believers. Can you imagine how this world would be if this one thing was practiced everyday for just one year? How about if it was observed in Belize for just one week? GOVERNMENT OFthat BELIZE TREASURY BILLS and I realized in my reflection God is serious about this rejection cursing of selfishness. ISSUE I mean it NO. was all14/2010 over the Bible. We can find it like at least three times: 1. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against Tenders are invited for an issue of Government of Belize Treasury the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as Bills. The amount issue Leviticus will be $75,000,000.00. thyself: I am of thethe LORD. 19:18 2. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy The Bills will be issued in denominations of $200, $1,000, $10,000, neighbour as thyself. Matthew 22:39 $20,000, $50,000, $100,000, $200,000, $500,000 and $1,000,000, and will 3. If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, be repayable par love 91 days after issue. as They will ye be do issued Wednesday Thou at shalt thy neighbour thyself, well:onJames 2:8 20thThat October, 2010 and will be redeemed on Wednesday, 19th January, is serious. But the Bible continues in its campaign against selfishness. 2011. Do you realize? 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NOTICE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE TREASURY BILLS ISSUE NO. 14/2010 Tenders are invited for an issue of Government of Belize Treasury Bills. The amount of the issue will be $75,000,000.00. The Bills will be issued in denominations of $200, $1,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, $100,000, $200,000, $500,000 and $1,000,000, and will be repayable at par 91 days after issue. They will be issued on Wednesday 20th October, 2010 and will be redeemed on Wednesday, 19th January, 2011. Each tender must be for $200 or a multiple of $200 and must specify to five decimal places the amount, which is offered for each one hundred dollars face value of the Bills sought. Application forms are available at the Treasury and at the Central Bank of Belize in Belize City and at the Ministry of Finance in Belmopan; and when completed they must be forwarded in sealed envelopes addressed to:

TREASURY BILL TENDER CENTRAL BANK OF BELIZE P.O. BOX 852 GABOUREL LANE, BELIZE CITY Tenders must reach the Central Bank not later than 12:00 noon on Friday, 15th October, 2010. Successful tenders will be notified by Tuesday, 19th October, 2010 and will be expected to pay for and pick up Bills allotted them on Wednesday, 20th October, 2010.

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BELIZEANS WHAT DO YOU CALL A PERSON WHO DECLARES WAR ON ANOTHER PERSON LEADS THE NATION INTO WAR AGAINST THAT ENEMY BUT QUIETLY TAKES THE ENEMY'S MONEY WHEN HE SAYS HE IS FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE?

CHOOSE ONLY ONE ANSWER. 1. BARROW; 2. TRAITOR; 3. BARROW IS A TRAITOR; 4. ALL OF THE ABOVE - A PAID AD -

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No Laughing Matter…

By: Mike Rudon Jr. Ver y frequently when I write about the Prime Minister of this nation I attempt to inject some bit of humour into the piece… but not because anything about t h e s i t u a t i o n i n w h i ch we f i n d ourselves is even remotely funny. In books you read sometimes about homicide cops at the most grisly and gr uesome of scenes making off-colour jokes while they stand above the bloody body of the victim. I think it’s because they have to keep themselves removed from the despair of the reality in front of them for the s a ke o f t h e i r s a n i t i e s. H e r e i n Belize we say – if yu no laugh, y u w a h c r y … ! I t ’s v e r y h a r d to laugh when the lives of our people are being destroyed ever y d ay. I wo u l d i m a g i n e t h a t i t ’s even harder to laugh if you lie awake at night listening to your children cr ying themselves to sleep because there is no food to eat. I would imagine that Mr. Bar row has no problem laughing. I’ve seen the glow of contentment and cher ubic g rin on his face in countless glamour shots taken in far off countries as he and his wife make the cocktail circuit in fancy countr y clubs. He is a happy man, a happy man indeed. His personal for tune is intact and g r ow i n g. H i s e x - w i f e h a s m a d e millions off his largesse (our money but his largesse) since he took office. And if those m i l l i o n s we r e n o t e n o u g h , s h e has been obscenely pampered and

p owder e d by D e a n O l ive r w i t h an ambassadorship for which she has never taken office, lucrative placements on several Boards and a n awa r d f o r s o m e t h i n g o r t h e other to boot. His little prince Anwar has a l s o r e a p e d t h e b e n e f i t s. Fr o m his standing as a loan shark with a license he became one of the most powerful persons in the multi-million dollar telecommunications giant which his daddy hijacked. He is compensated most handsomely a t h i s d a d d y ’s c o m p a n y B T L , both as a member of the Board and as a business consultant, we h e a r. A c c o r d i n g t o d a d d y d e a r e s t , A n wa r ’s a s c e n s i o n c a n be explained by the fact that he is tech-savvy (or text savvy…the PM didn’t elaborate). A n d t h e P M ’s l i t t l e P r i n c e s s h a s c o m e q u i t e a way s h e r s e l f, thanks to a little bubby from B a r r o w. D e a n n e g o t t h e r o y a l treatment as she was expedited through the monotonous stint in public prosecution required of the common lawyers but far below her standing and pushed to the Bar with indecent haste while n o b o d y wa s l o o k i n g. T h a n k s to daddy she was immediately i m m e r s e d i n m o n e y, g i f t e d with what was cer tain to be an extremely lucrative settlement on the clear-cut Westerhaven case, just because daddy dearest g ave the order. Our Prime Minister’s larg esse k n ow s p r a c t i c a l l y n o l i m i t s, a t least when it comes to his family.

Even his estranged and forg otten s o n S h y n e / Ja m a l / M o s e s g o t a piece of the bounty at our expense. Gangster rapper Shyne is now the face of music in Belize. W hen he travels to other countries as our Music Ambassador complete with d i p l o m a t i c p e r k s, p e o p l e l i s t e n t o h i s m u s i c a n d f i g u r e t h a t ’s the best of Belize…that’s what we’re about. When he sings about dealing dope and killing ‘popos’ and slapping bitches and popping caps in some ‘nig g az’ ass, people probably believe that’s life in our jewel. Hell it must be, since Shyne represents our music and our culture as our Music Ambassador, t h a n k s t o d e a d b e a t d a d d y n ow dearest. And Mr. Bar row kee ps smiling as he cuts dainty pieces off that por terhouse steak in his mansion in front of the sea, even as poor Belizeans tr y to make one pack

of Ramen noodles feed a family of five. And things are just getting worse. Months ag o at a UB graduation and just recently during his bogus Inde pendence Day address, Mr. Barrow jubilantly maintains his position that things are just honk y dor y in the jewel and ever ything is coming up aces. All the industries are booming and the economy is g rowing and infrastr ucture is popping up all around us and money is f lowing i n o u r s t r e e t s l i ke a r ive r. B u t that isn’t the tr uth out here. T he tr uth is that businesses continue to close down and employees continue to be laid off and u n e m p l oy m e n t i s s k y h i g h a n d the cost of living keeps g oing up. See, in his reality, Mr. Bar row has plenty to smile about. He’s at the top of the world. In our reality if we don’t laugh, we’ll cr y. T he thing is that when we can’t la ugh a n ymo r e a n d cr yin g isn’t enough, things are g oing to star t falling apar t in a hur r y. I think Mr. Bar row is g oing to lose that smile and is g oing to shed some tears of his own. I can’t wait.

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Zhi Cheng & Wei Rong Huang win BTTA Open Chinese Table Tennis tournament

Z h i C h e n g a n d We i Ro n g Huang won the male and female table tennis championships respectively when the Belize Table Tennis Association and the BelizeChinese community hosted an Open all-Chinese table tennis tournament last Sunday, October 2, at the home of table tennis, the Belize Elementar y School auditorium. Zhi Cheng proved invincible in the men’s final in three straight games: 11-4, 11-8 and 11-8 over Yu Ming Li, who won the 2nd prize. Carlos Cui was 3rd, Peter Wong took 4th prize, Chen Bo was 5th, Siu Pan Cheng claimed the 6th prize, Yu took home 7th, and Choi had to settle for the 8th place

prize. The top four in the men’s competition received medals and all top eight finisher s r eceived cash prizes. 25 men had registered to compete in the tour nament and Zhi Cheng won through the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th rounds before meeting Yu Ming Li in the finals. Siu Pen Cheng got the bye through the 1st round and then eliminated Choi in the 2nd round. Peter Wong advanced through the 1st round on a bye and won over Tony Liu in the 2nd round, before entering the losers’ circle after a loss to Zhi Cheng in the 3rd round. Yu Ming Li won over Barr y

Lin in the 1st round, won again over Francisco Ma in the 2nd round, and scored his 3rd win over Wen Te Chen in the 3rd round, before he lost to Zhi Cheng in the 4th round. Carlos Cui had advanced on a bye through the 1st round, he then won over Yu in the 2nd round, winning again over Siu Pan Cheng in the 3rd round and posted his 3rd win over Chen Bo in the 4th round, before he lost to Zhi Cheng in the 5th round. Chen Bo had advanced though the first 3 rounds by winning over Sam in round 1, over Victor Quan in round 2 and over Chen Huien in round 3. Carlos Cui lost to Yu Ming Li

in the losers’ bracket and Yu Ming Li advanced to take on Zhi Cheng again in the final. Wei Rong Huang won female c h a m p i o n s h i p, b y d e f e a t i n g Cui Zhen Li in the final, and was undefeated in 4 rounds of competition. She won over Cui Zhen Li in the 1st round, again o ve r Wu n K i n S e e i n t h e 2 n d round, and won over May Cui in the 3rd round. Cui Zhen Li won 2 matches in the losers’ round, over Wun Kin See, and then May Cui, to meet Wei Rong Huang in the female final. Cui Zhen Li won 2nd prize, May Cui took 3rd prize and Wun Kin See won 4th prize, all received medals and cash prizes.

FC Belize & BDF lead BPFL football

FC Belize and the Belize Defence Force are both undefeated in Week 4 of the 2010 Belize Premier Football League tournament, each posting 10 pts from 3 wins and a draw to lead the competition. FC Belize posted their 3rd win by upsetting the up-to-then undefeated Griga United 1-0 at the MCC grounds on Sunday afternoon. C h r i s t i a n O ko n k wo a n d G i l r oy “Bredda” Thurton led the City boys’ offensive, backed up by Shaun Gill and Delwyn Jones on the wings and midfielders Jar ret Davis and Brian Martinez.

Griga United’s defensive lineup of Karim Peters with the help of Allan Flores, Gilbert “Hoof ” Swazo and Jacinto Bermudez asked no quarter, nor gave none, and the City boys squad came up empty for a nil-zip ball game at the half. Griga’s Alex Peters, Lisbey Castillo, Dennis Serano and Kareem Haylock displayed great ball control and had more ball possession, but it counted for nought. The pressure of their attacks brought out the best in FC Belize defensive lineup of team captain Eian Gaynair, Albert Thur ton, Leon Cadle and Byron

U s h e r, w h o h e l p e d g o a l ke e p e r Eldon Linares keep the visitors off the scoreboard throughout the 1st half. Delroy “Thinman” Andrews and Jerome “Jaro” James entered the ball game in the 2nd half, for Delwyn Jones and Gilroy Thurton, while the visitors also refreshed their attack formation with Dion Burgess and Lennox “Nambule” Mejia replacing Lloyd Nunez and Alex Peters. Things looked black for FC Belize when the referee issued Brian Martinez his 2nd yellow card of the ball game, and Martinez was sent off reducing the city squad to 10 players. The undefeated Belize Defence Force suffered their first setback when they drew 1-1 with Belmopan Blaze last Saturday night. Denmark Casey struck first for the BDF in the 56th minute, but Christopher Hendricks equalized for Belmopan Blaze in the 88th minute. The Toledo Ambassadors are in 4th place in the standings with 7 pts after their 2nd win: 3-0 over the winless San Pedro Sea Dogs at the Ambergris Stadium on Sunday.

Andres Makin scored the first and winning goal in the 12th minute of play to lead 1-zip at the half. Ralph Flores added a 2nd goal in the 81st minute before the long whistle, and Ber nard Linarez delivered a 3rd goal in the 87th minute. San Felipe Barcelona celebrated their 2nd back to back win, a 2-1 victory over the winless Hankook Verdes at the People’s Stadium on Sunday. Deris Benavides had scored San Felipe’s 1st goal in the 6th minutes of play, but Verdes’ Jose Monroy almost immediately delivered the equalizer in the 7th minute. Har vey Cr uz scored the game winner in the 44th minute, and the San Felipe defense locked up shop to hold on to their 2-1 lead until the long whistle. Verdes will host Griga United a t t h e M a r s h a l l e ck S t a d i u m o n S a t u r d a y n i g h t ; S a n Pe d r o S e a Dogs hosts Belmopan Blaze at the Ambergris Stadium on Sunday; FC Belize will take on the San Felipe Barcelona at the Peoples Stadium; a n d t h e B D F h o s t t h e To l e d o Ambassadors at the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio on Sunday.


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Undefeated SCA girls win 3 in CSSSA volleyball The defending champions St Catherine’s Academy are undefeated so far in Central Secondary Schools Sports Association (CSSSA) volleyball competition, which began at the Belize City Center last Wednesday, after posting 3 back to back wins. The SCA girls 3rd win came in 2 set romp over Ladyville Technical High School girls on Tuesday night. Krystal Bevan served 3 aces in the 1st set, Brianny Staine followed with 5 aces and Sherika Burton served up 7 aces, while team captain Analisa Habet hammered home spikes at the net to decimate the Ladyville girls in 2 sets 25-9 and 25-13. The SCA girls had dispatched the Anglican Cathedral College girls 25-15 and 25-10 on Friday, and had won their first game against the defending subchampions, the Pallotti High school girls 25-11 and 25-16 last Wednesday. The Anglican Cathedral College girls posted their 2nd win when they prevailed over the Gwen Lizarraga High School girls in the best of 3 sets on Tuesday. ACC’s Vanessa Rose spiked at the net, the Flowers’ twins, Shauryce and Shaurye, volleyed the

ball with the help of Amber Ferguson and Joan Magana, while Ena Encalada served with devastating effect to win the 1st set 25-23. Gwen Liz’s Audreanna Meighan, Shanice Pollard and Shareema Moody led the counterattack, with the help of Jaslyn Myvette and Jasheema Saunders, to win the 2nd set 25-13, but the ACC girls recovered to win the 3rd set and match 15-13. On Monday, the Pallotti High School girls posted their 2nd win easily over the Maud Williams High School girls in 2 sets. Pallotti’s Gorlee Marin, Megan Contreras, Gloria Serano scored points with the help of Georgia Young, Sade Lopez and Mariami Leiva to win both sets 25-9 and 25-14. The Wesley College girls enjoyed their 1st win over the Edward P. Yorke High School girls on Monday evening. The Edward P. Yorke girls won the first set 25-16 with Bria Hamilton, Shimeka Saunders and Lavisha Lorenzo scoring points with the help of Krystal King, Shinelle Morris and Christal Young. Sherlene Humphreys and Christie Gillett had led the Wesley College girls’ counterattack with the help of Raquel

Simmons, Chinyere Wade, Leshawn Swift and Symone Foreman to win the 2nd set 27-25. They also had to toughed it out in the 3rd set, which went to several match points, to prevail 22-20. On Saturday, the Gwen Liz girls had won over the Maud Williams High School in 2 sets: 25-10 and 25-23. The Edward P. Yorke girls enjoyed their first win over the Ladyville Technical High School girls 25-15 and 25-23. On Friday evening, the Pallotti High School girls posted their first win over the Wesley College girls: 25-13

and 25-23. On Thursday the Gwen Liz girls enjoyed their 1st win over the Edward P. Yorke girls: 25-23 and 25-13. The Ladyville Technical High School girls also posted their 1st win over the Maud Williams high school girls: 25-21 and 25-21. On Wednesday, the Anglican Cathedral Colleg e girls won the opening game of the tournament over the Wesley college girls who won the first set 25-19; the ACC girls won the 2nd set 25-21, and the third set 17-15.

Undefeated St John’s College boys win 3 back to back in CSSSA volleyball

T h e S t Jo h n’s C o l l e g e boys are undefeated with 3 back to back wins in the Central Secondar y Schools Sports Association (CSSSA) volleyball competition, which began at the Belize City Center last Wednesday, The SJC boys bur ned the defending champs, the L a d y v i l l e Te c h n i c a l H i g h School boys in 2 sets on Tu e s d ay e ve n i n g. S J C ’s A l e x Quan received and set the ball for Rasheed Pollard and Kareem Mckay to hammer home kills. Rober t Codd a n d R i ch a r d Va s q u e z g o t i n t h e i r p o i n t s t o o, w h i l e Ky l e Williams ser ved up aces that demoralized the Ladyville boys to win the 1st set 25-19.

T h e g a m e s h o u l d h a ve b e e n a wa l k i n t h e p a r k f o r t h e d e f e n d i n g c h a m p s, w h o still have their star attack and blocker, Roman Debride and Denroy Mccord. But the Ladyville defense just wasn’t g elling, and Zachar y Garbutt supported the SJC boys attacks to win the 2nd set 25-9. On Saturday, the St John’s College boys enjoyed their 2nd win, over the Maud Williams H i g h S ch o o l b oy s, w h o wo n the first set 25-22. The SJC boys rallied to win the next 2 sets 25-12 and 15-7. On Saturday, the Ladyville Te c h b oy s h a d n o p r o b l e m s with the Edward P. Yorke High School boys as they won 25-17 and 25-20.

On Friday, the SJC boys posted their 1st win over the Anglican Cathedral College boys. T he SJC boys took the first set 25-22, but ACC’s Kyle E l l i o t t , K i r k B r o a s t e r, Ry a n Bainton and Brandon Murillo led a counterattack to win the 2nd set 25-21. T he SJC boys, however, hung tough it out to win the 3rd set 15-13. On Monday, the Wesley College boys enjoyed their 2nd win: 25-19 and 25-13 over the Edward P. Yorke High School b oy s. M i ch a e l Pe r r e r a a n d C a l b e r t Je f f e r i e s l e d We s l e y offensive, with Brandon Lopez dig ging up saves to kee p the ball in play for Keiron Zunig a, Jar red Tillett and Mer vin Mendez to score.

L a s t We d n e s d a y, t h e Wesley Colleg e boys had also won the opening g ame of the competition over the Anglican Cathedral Colleg e boys 25-12 and 25-18. Last Friday, the Nazarene High School boys posted their 2nd win over the Wesley Colleg e boys 25-17 and 25-22. On Wednesday, T he Nazarene High boys had won over the Ladyville Technical boys, who won the first set 25-23, before t h e N a z a r e n e b oy s t o o k t h e next 2 sets 25-11 and 15-9. On Thursday, the Ladyville Te ch n i c a l H i g h S ch o o l bounced back from their first loss to win over the Maud W i l l i a m s H i g h S ch o o l b oy s : 25-19 and 25-6.


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The Body’s Indispensible fluid; Blood

It is not the sexiest topic to discuss and certainly not one that’s been shown in a favourable light in the news recently. In fact, the very word makes some people nauseous and the sight of it has been known to make ‘big man faint’. But we could not be alive without it and it is the very “lifeblood” of the human race. Yes, we need to look at the scientific marvel of sophisticated cells and fluids that transports the oxygen and nutrients we need to stay alive and breathing. We will skip the deep science and instead focus on not taking this vital fluid for granted anymore and doing a few things daily to ensure that it keeps flowing. The basic role of the blood is that of maser transporter of everything our body needs from the point where it is produced or otherwise enters the body to the organs and systems that utilizes it for our good. This means it carries the raw materials from the digestive tract to the glands to make hormones, for example, it senses the levels of the biofeedback of various hormones at that given time and takes the right amount to the organ or system where it is required .

Of course, the blood’s life-giving role centers around its capacity to transport oxygen and circulate through out the lungs, heart, brain via the processes of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Without blood, the air we breathe would not be of any use to the human body. And this is why we need to take a couple of steps to keep the blood in peak condition. It is not difficult nor is it unknown to Belizeans who grew up with parents and grandparents who had us take “B Complex” and the high iron 3”S”

S h a n i a Twa i n sings of this k i s s, th i s k i s s and she might b e o n t o s o m ething. Research es f r o m th e A merican Asso ci a ti o n f o r th e Advancement o f S ci en ce h ave found that a m a n’s s a l iva contains a veri ta b l e co ck ta i l of chemicals wh i ch r evea l s clues about his “ f er ti l i ty a n d evolutionar y fit n e s s ” . I n l ay man’s ter ms it m ea n s th e g u y has g ood g enes a n d i s f i r i n g o n all pistons. S o b es i d es s timulating our s en s es, k i s s es come in handy, th ey s ay, wh en picking an ideal m a te. M ayb e th is is why some n i n ety p er cen t of the people i n th e wo r l d l ive in societ i es th a t p r a cti s e kissing. T he

researchers also believe that kissing stimulates three key brain systems that are vital to mating and re production: -increases libido as male sa liva has testosterone -raises dopamine levels, a brain chemical that makes you feel real g ood -kissing promotes bonding which can help couples stay tog ether long enough to raise children. So, the biochemistr y of a kiss would indicate that it is yet another sweet evolution ar y tool to kee p this g ood ear th g oing. And you thought a kiss was – just a kiss.” Que me das un beso?”

Why a Kiss Can Be So Much More…

Tonic. They were onto something and it probably explains why they lived long healthy lives and why our younger selves did very well without frequent visits to doctors. The accepted protocol for keeping blood healthy is as follows: -Iron( 20 mg per day) -Folic Acid , a B vitamin, 1000 mcg per day -Vitamin B12 (1,000 mcg per day) -Vitamin C (300 mg per day) Here’s why these so vital to the blood: Iron- it is what the body needs

most to make blood. Without iron the body gets anaemic, weak as the cells begin to starve and suffocate. This is what makes your red blood cells, the engine that transports all the oxygen and nutrients your body needs. Get iron from green leafy vegetables like spinach, romaine lettuce or add a supplement that does not exceed the daily requirement. -Folic Acid enhances the absorption of the vital iron from the foods or supplements we take. This is also found in vegetables but the absorption rate is dismal so the surest way to get what you need is supplementation. -Vitamin B12 is again an iron poor blood fixer. It is what is absent and therefore what is used to reverse anaemia. The damage to nerves and brain that results from this type of anaemia is down right dangerous. -Vitamin C is another food that helps iron absorption hence the breakfast staple of eggs and orange juice, the vitamin C in the juice helping to release and absorb the iron in he egg yolks. And that’s all it takes to keep the blood flowing and working for you.


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Reflections It’s Just a ‘Cop’ Out!

By: Mike Rudon Jr. C o p o u t : t o a vo i d t a k i n g responsibility for an action, avoid fulfilling a duty or an expectation… Fueled by 80% directive and 20% initiative, I spent some time mowing the lawn up in Burrell Boom this weekend. If pressed I’d probably be forced to admit that I found the work therapeutic but let’s face it…it’d take a lot more therapy than mowing one lawn every couple months or so to fix my twisted mind. So anyway, after mentally sorting through some personal stuff to the accompaniment of the droning engine and the smell of fresh mown grass, I inevitably turned to politics, in particular the violent crime which has been allowed to rage out of control thanks to inept, visionless politicians who really don’t give a damn. You know what is true – we’re all being bamboozled, taken for a ride by the Prime Minister and his little minion who he appointed to be the face in charge of the Ministry of Police. We’ve all bought hook, line and sinker into what seems to be a never-ending refrain from the politicos lately – you can’t expect the Police to deal with crime, they say… this will take all of us, a community effort, because crime affects all of us. I’ve got to admit that as far as cop outs go, this one is a beauty. Hell, it’s had the effect of verbal valium every time it’s thrown out. You watch it… whenever a singularly heinous act of crime takes place, like a little boy riddled with bullets as he played in his yard; whenever murders rule the weekends, like a few weekends ago when there were six; whenever the cry of grieving mothers becomes too loud and insistent; whenever the hum of public frustration becomes a shouted demand for an answer, a response, succor from the violence; whenever these things happen Mr. Barrow or Mr. Singh or someone in the top brass of the Police acting on their instruction will make a media appearance and remind us that we can’t expect too much from the Police because fighting crime will take all of us because it affects all of us. And we all step back and watch each other; the tensions ease and the politicos smile and think – we got those suckers again! Let me break it down as simply as I can. I get paid every week to write an article (don’t tell the people who sign the check that I’d do it for free cause I love taking hits at those idiots in the red corner - I love it, I love it, I love

it). So it is my responsibility to write an article. My articles affect everybody – some people love them, some people hate them, some people read them for entertainment value, the idiots at the Guardian read them so they can get ideas, Lois uses the paper they’re written on to line the bottom of her French Poodle’s doghouse and some people use it as toilet paper cause things really dread right now. But you see what I mean… those articles affect everybody. But it’s my responsibility. I can’t blame Lois and the rest of my readers if I don’t get the

job done. I can’t tell them that because it affects them it is also their responsibility to ensure that I get the job done. See my point? Look…to hell with this guilt trip the politicos are laying on us, like it’s somehow our fault that they can’t get control of the crime problem. The people elected Mr. Barrow because he claimed to have all the answers, to hold the key to the universe in the palm of his hand. They didn’t elect Mr. Barrow to hear that he doesn’t know his a$$ from his elbow when it comes to dealing with crime. And they sure as hell didn’t elect him to tell us that he can’t get the job done and we’re responsible in some way for his inadequacy. A s f o r M r. S i n g h – i s h e commandeering hundreds of thousands of our taxpayer dollars so he can sit in front of us and tell us that we have to help him out because he doesn’t have a clue? He is getting more than $100,000 a year and is being driven around in a vehicle that costs more than $150,000 because he is supposed to know what he is doing. Hey, if he is as useless as he appears and crime is really the responsibility of the community, maybe the $250,000 plus he is enjoying could have been used to subsidize the

26 education of 250 children ($1,000 each) in a particularly disadvantaged community, since youths not being able to access education is one of the contributors to the violent crime in our nation. If that doesn’t strike the fancy of the PM, maybe the $250,000 could be used to create some sort of employment in the community. Hey let’s face it… it’s not like Doug Singh has done or is doing anything to earn that money and perks anyway. Seriously, we know that crime isn’t something that can be dealt with overnight or with the greatest of ease…we’re not stupid. If you want to see stupid just look around you at any Cabinet session! But don’t go telling us not to expect too much from the Police Department because we need to do our part or this thing won’t get fixed. That’s why you guys get the big bucks. The truth is that you guys were put in charge to chart some sort of path for this nation, and that means coming up with answers to the problems that plague us. It ain’t our fault that Mr. Barrow speaks purty but doesn’t know how to get his hands dirty. But it will be our fault if we continue to allow this crew to ride roughshod over us. It’s time to take a stand. It’s past time!


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by glenntillett@yahoo.com The news that once again there is large scale human trafficking of Chinese nationals through the Philip Goldson International Airport immediately brought back memories of when the same occurred in 1994 - 1995 under the then UDP administration. Back then they were being brought in literally by the plane load, whisked away in large buses, literally never to be seen again. It is then I learned how disingenuous and power hungry Dean Oliver Barrow is, and experienced firsthand his penchant for throwing others under the bus so to speak. It is then I learned the meaning of the phrase “perfidious Albion.” Back then it was obvious that this was a conspiracy at the highest level of the Esquivel administration, and there is every reason to believe that the same is true today. Back then this was a conspiracy that reached all the way into Cabinet, and I see no reason not to believe the same is true today. It was because of that scandal why Dean Barrow and I parted ways in the sense that I lost nearly all respect for him as a person of integrity. During that time I had also asked the Integrity Commission if a junket to Cuba by four government ministers, paid for by a Chinese gentleman by the name of James Wong, was an illegal “gift” and should’ve been reported by the ministers. Barrow took serious umbrage at my question, and took to the floor of the House of Representatives and the airwaves to disparage and threaten me as is his wont. Soon enough it became clear that James Wang was the “snakehead,” the super coyote responsible for the operation that saw old twin-prop Cuba airplanes landing at the Philip Goldson International Airport, and disgorging thousands of mainland Chinese, who all had visas in hand and work permits (or in some cases permanent residency cards) waiting for them, without ever having set foot on Belizean soil before. They would troop through the airport to waiting buses and were whisked away, literally never to be seen in Belize again. Former Cabinet Secretary now Senator Henry Gordon, alarmed that James Wong and others had the run of the Immigration and Nationality Department, and the Labour Department, had to go over to the Immigration Department offices one Thursday evening to put a stop to wholesale processing of visas and work permits that was going on there, under the supervision and at the behest of James Wong. Henry, who I regard as a gentleman of rectitude even if I find him a little too “virtuous” for my druthers at times, saved Belize that day, is what I think in retrospect. That he also saved the

Esquivel administration is beside the point - you’d have thought Dean and the UDP had learned their lesson. After scandal broke I interviewed Dean for what turned out to be the last time in my journalistic career, on KREM Radio’s Sunday Review Show. He was accompanied by then Minister of Education and Labour Elodio Aragon, Sr. After the first segment in which he tried and failed to explain how so many work permits had been issued to Chinese nationals who had never set foot in Belize, Aragon went to the bathroom and never returned. Dean then spent the next hour trying to convince me and my audience that it was all the British government’s fault. He suggested that Belize had been doing the British Government a favour, because they had agreed that at midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong, a British

colony since 1841, would revert back to being a part of the People’s Republic of China. As a consequence Belize was doing its part to accept Hong Kongnese settle here. He suggested that rather than protecting Belize, “Perfidious Albion” had sold us out to the United States government. (According to Wikipedia: “Perfidious Albion" is a hostile epithet for Great Britain (or often just England): perfidious signifies one who does not keep his faith or word, while Albion is the Ancient Greek name for Great Britain.”) And this being Dean Barrow, he even suggested that it was unpatriotic to be asking questions about this operation. It is a footnote now, but a British High Commissioner once remarked to me at a ceremony at which Dean was present, that Whitehall would not soon forget “perfidious Albion.” The British, he implied, have long memories and do hold grudges. James Wang showed up in the news after that when a vehicle he was traveling in, presumably on his way to Mexico, missed the Tower Hill bridge and plunged into the New River, and three of his passengers drowned. I wondered

27 at the time if he wasn’t still in the human trafficking business and this was one of his trips that had met an unfortunate ending. In fact, although I have not a shred of evidence to support my speculation, I’d like to think that James Wang is still alive and well, and probably still operating under another identity in Belize and Mexico. Since those halcyon days in 19941995, 9/11 happened. Now it is not just about human trafficking – it is also about a worldwide war on terror that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Persia. On September 11, 2001 Islamic extremists posing as passengers on US airliners hijacked them and flew them into the two buildings of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Our world has never been the same. Planes with undocumented passengers are appearing out of the night sky and landing at our international airport, within two hours flight time of the US borders. Mr. Barrow is in Washington, I wonder if he’s blaming perfidious Albion again. Barrow is bogus.


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Changing the Way We Operate….

Carolyn Trench-Sandiford Party Chairman It is as Ms. C says, how we operate as a Party is how we will operate as a government. Whenever I hear a member of the People’s United Party say this, I cannot help but smile, perhaps because it is a tune I bellow every opportunity I get. Oh, and yes, I bellow, because I cannot sing. More seriously though, it is gratifying to hear the comment, because it is an indication that it is understood, that if we are to effect change, we are to be the change. It begins with us, and how we serve and connect with our people to fulfill our purpose as a party, will point to how we will serve and connect with the nation to fulfill our purpose as a government. Many times during my tenure, I was challenged by individual, systematic and structural impediments, which to my mind, constrain the Party from harnessing its energy, and releasing its full potential in an era of limitless boundaries, and which also threaten to undermine the positive traditions established in the early years of the revolution. Three of these are noteworthy. The first is limited knowledge of the party by many of its members. That is, its purpose, how it operates and makes decision, roles and responsibilities, its history and record of challenges and successes. Knowledge of the party is critical to full participation in the operations and decision making of the Party, and for holding our leaders accountable. The second is the financial sustainability of the Party to enable it to function in accordance with the requirements of its Constitution, whether in government or in opposition. The dependency on personal and donor funding, which may carry conditions, places the future of the Party at risk. The third and perhaps the most crucial, is the top down centralized decision making processes and governance structure of the party, which has implications to the first and the second. This structure concentrates power, repels individual and regional initiative, delays decision making and does not directly, or in a meaningful way, address the specific needs of particular regions and constituencies. Neither does it encourage regeneration, sustained recruitment of new members and plan for succession. In addition, when combined with turf protection, resistance to change, and a culture of waiting for direction from the National Executive on most matters, including those which can be addressed locally, it does not bode well for fulfilling the purpose of the Party. Consequently, I wish to introduce some thoughts on the third, as a springboard for sustaining the dialogue on how best our party can continue to reform and change, to always be a dynamic,

modern and forward thinking organization, positioned to be proactive and responsive to the needs of a changing membership, yet remaining true to its philosophical moorings. The other two are currently being addressed. As a membership political organization, the party relies heavily on volunteerism, so committees which are elected or appointed by virtue of the constitution, are composed of volunteers. Many who serve are confined by time, resources and distances. In some cases, geography and lack of a communication medium limit their ability to function. However, absent also is a reason to volunteer. Thus, it is incumbent upon us to give this reason. For this to happen, we must configure our party to be able to relate to the goals and aspirations of our members and others, and in so doing, capture their imagination, so they will gravitate toward us. Yes, winning elections and fulfilling our purpose will require social and economic policies that will radically transform our country. And yes, it cannot be same old, same old. But fundamental to this transformation, is for our people to have a sense of hope and of change to come, and a belief that our party is uniquely positioned to effect that

change, such that they are inspired to be a part of us. This can best be achieved by providing the opportunity for more meaningful engagement in the Party, and for them to be a stakeholder. This necessitates changing the way we operate to enable decentralized decision making to foster an environment conducive for releasing the creative dynamism of all our members of a region, attract those who have been previously excluded, and guarantee the region a greater stake in plotting the road map of the party. Thus, the National Executive ought to relinquish power to regional management teams comprised of a Deputy Party Leader, Chairman of the Regional Caucus, A Deputy Communications Director, a Deputy Campaign Manager and representatives of the youth and women. The second step is for empowering regions. Regional teams ought to be given full administrative, financial and decision making authority, guided by the policy direction and decisions of the National Executive, and the provisions of the Constitution of the party. Thus the success of forwarding the party’s agenda at the regional level will now be determined by the decisions taken by the

members of the region, and the quality of their participation in implementing them. Finally, all registered financial members of the party in a region ought to have the right to elect their Party Leader and Chairman, and the Deputy Leader for their region. The other posts can be elected by the regional caucus and at the national party council. Direct voting and decision making at the regional level can deepen and broaden democracy further, enhance oversight and accountability, build synergy throughout the party and a sense of ownership, optimize resources and improve efficiency. Thus the party becomes more results oriented and target and people driven. This can harmonize the goals and aspirations of membership, the provisions of the constitution and the direction of the party leader. I believe that changing the way our Party operates sends a message and a signal to the electorate that so will we change and reform government to do the same for the nation. For only if this occurs, will the revolution be real and relevant again, and continue….and only so will the NEW BELIZE be created, which will bring to all Belizeans a better life and a just share of the national wealth.


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THE PATRIOT

Palitishan Bwai

This week when I came back, I found myself sitting under a “house battum” listening to Love Fm beating out super oldies. You know the songs that we built our children on; those soulful tunes of Motown and Country; the ones with meaning and feeling. The lyrics of the song that brought me to was “…I heard someone crying… crying in the street. I hear somebody crying…in the street… I heard someone praying…praying in the street.” This was one of those penance-like, heart wrenching records of yesteryear that just slapped me back to the sobriety of neo-British Honduras. Time folded on me and under that house bottom, deep “backa” Pen Road, I looked around and saw the heartbeat of Belize, defiantly jubilant. Times are rough in this beloved swamp of ours. Truth is, like the artist of a local song commented in his lyrics, “Belize is rough like the coastal road”. But tonight we sat in the council of our modern logwood camps and celebrated a rare thing. We celebrated with a serenity that would make Mr. Peters tap his feet in his grave. We were celebrating fifteen years of marriage for a Creole couple who had prosperously weathered the tropical storms of human relations. Surely, the clean feeling of genuine happiness was as intoxicating as the home made “spuddy” which finished within the first hour of the bramming. After which it was negro gospel rhythm and blues courtesy of Rene’s radio that was filling the foggy one o’clock darkness. Yes, we were sitting on upside down pig tail buckets and cement blocks, ignoring the feasting and dengue friendly mosquitoes. So, no! We were not sitting in leather settees, cooled by powerful whirlpool air conditioners. And yes we were sitting under the bleak yellow light of an indifferent forty watt bulb which was strung up with the white wires under the wooden floor beams, like a contented “wowla”. And yes, the size of the whole house is shyly competitive to half of Dean Barrow’s bathroom, but we were well spirited and real. Yes, the house bottom smelt like Colonial cigarettes and the “bun ile” that coated the posts and joints of the plywood structure. So, no! The house did not smell like febreeze and Glade Plugins. But this is the land of the free and noble men fought for this. I mean they sacrificed and were persecuted. Persecuted and lied about. But they persevered like the movie character, Joseph Cinque, in the 1997 blockbuster Amistad said in his Mende accent: they persevered to “give us free”. This is our home. Our navel string is buried here. Belize’s underbelly? Yap, we “bawn deh”. We bawn deh and we will tell anyone that we bawn deh. So, to us, our bottle of Caribbean white rum, drinks better than Gapi’s twelve year old scotch. Our drinks don’t come in black boxes. They come by the “flass”. But when we hold on to our women and listen to Dorothy Moore sweet talk the Misty Blue of love into her ear, it is real. So, while listening to the stubborn crackling of the records pour out from the radio, we realized that we might not have two hundred thousand dollar pool table bank accounts, but the Belize that

has been condemned and scoffed at on the news is where our pillow and sponge is. It is where our sons and daughters are. It is where we hang the last photo of their attempts at Primary school. It is where we drowned away our hunger with pipe water and hearty giggling. For us this is true. It is real and it is important everyday not every five years. Yeah, we have nowhere to go. No dueling citizenships. No “buddy pass”. You can’t put burglar bars on plywood, boss! So when the gun shots ring out in the night, ripping through our house sidings and our eight year old daughters’ lives, we still wake up in the morning to those same walls, to those same streets; to the same emptiness. At seven thirty in the evening when

Marlene and Indira finish giving you the body count for the day and you turn off your television sets, we still have to live with the failure and incompetence of government. When the news is over you can hurry to feed your fluffy little shitzu puppy. You can feed it dog chow which costs more than the shameful bag with two carrots and a potato that you want us to worship you and say “thanks Massa” for. No one asked you for the insult of a half hearted hand out. We no want no “basket” cause you trying let us carry water in that. Who could feed dey family with that? Big man, a job for my son would be good enough. But while you get so numb that our sons are stripped of their names and their corpses are flung into the fleeting statistical garbage bag of being “the 99th Murder of 2010”, and you turn off your television, we have to live away the memory of our sole bread winner and find money to pay Coye tomorrow. So while you are there “di throw wud like uhman” with millionaires and dirtily rich attorneys up there in telecommunications heaven, we will be right down here south of the creek, biting our

29 bleeding nails to figure out how to hustle second hand CV joints for our taxis that Zenaida’s streets have ‘hawled and pulled” for the past two terms. We have mouth too!!! We da people too!!! And we not begging you anything. Justice and quality of life are not a Wednesday clinic privilege for a rabidly loyal handful. It is our inalienable right. It is more Belizean than Belize. It is an imperative for our way of life to survive this economic and political UDP disease which is trying to eat up our flesh. So tonight as this old radio sizzles with static after being doused with stumbling splashes of Caribbean white rum, we will claim our own happiness. We will do so despite your selfishness, despotism and tyranny. You will be driven back and made to flee. So it was written and so shall it be. In fact, happiness is measured with the same instrument north of Belcan and is longed for with the same entitlement on the south side of Publics. Believe us, as God is our witness, we will survive and this too shall pass. So tonight we will celebrate our God and our lives, in spite of you…


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THE ROAD TO PERDITION

If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death. The Story of B Daniel Quinn It is an anecdote that has achieved the status of urban legend, but in fact, scientific research done in the 19th Century proved that as long as the heating is gradual enough, the premise is true. The frog will submit to being boiled. What relevance, you ask, does this have to me?? What relevance to the Jewel? The boiling frog anecdote is a parable which teaches that people should become aware of gradual change lest they suffer consequences which may seem remote, but are ultimately harmful. It is a good way to illustrate a slippery-slope argument. Our Jewel is on that slippery slope. In the past few months, our government did the following, • Changed our constitution, not once, but twice to reduce civil liberties; • Reduced the security of tenure of judges of the Court of Appeal from lifetime tenure to until advised by the Governor-General, to a one-year appointment; • Promoted offshore drilling and oil exploration in protected areas; • Taken away land from Belizeans and failed to pay for expropriated property; • Nationalized a private utility company, and refused to pay compensation to the owners, or to reduce telephone bills; • Called it “collateral damage” to fire government workers because of political affiliation; • Raised GST by 25% • Reneged on a promise to lower the tax imposed on gas and diesel; • Passed legislation law to require any person disputing the imposition of any tax, rate duty or charge levied by government to pay in full before being allowed to appeal; and • Paid one private law firm taxpayer dollars in excess of six figures to do legal work. In the past few weeks, the current regime has, • Announced the discovery of a ring of “rogue cops” whose existence they have failed to substantiate; • Denied a dengue epidemic and silenced health professionals in the face of mounting public evidence; • Initiated a cabinet reshuffle as a distraction, hired more ministers and bought more expensive rides; • Put out misleading crime statistics in an attempt to cover up the ballooning murder rate; • Condoned the release of confidential banking information of private citizens in the pursuit of a vendetta;

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• Denied Chief Justice Conteh the opportunity to conclude cases; • Issued a policy statement against the Maya; • Denied a high-ranking police officer the benefit of economic assistance or paid leave to study law while granting both those benefits to another, more junior officer; and • Refused to consult with the Bar Association on future judicial appointments In the past few days, our constitutional overlords have been; • Instituting a law to spy on its own citizens; • Promoting the use of workers contributions to buy the telecom that was seized a year ago; • Stripping Belizeans of the presumption of innocence in relation to gun crimes; • Penalizing the Youth of the

Jewel for “anti-social tendencies”; • Labeling Belizeans as being “traitors” and “unpatriotic” for giving aid and comfort to enemies while benefitting from those very “enemies; and • Turning a blind eye to high level involvement in human smuggling by allowing the PGIA to be used three times for suspicious flights and phantom entries. This litany of incremental wrongs could easily be expanded by any Belizean. When putting all this together a clear picture of intentional undermining of our democracy emerges. Rights are being stripped away bit by bitter bit. Citizens are increasingly criminalized and made powerless. Public monies are more and more at the service of political manipulation. Public officers are being simultaneously blamed and silenced. Government services and permits are withheld unless you play ball. The

stench of corruption, complicity and fear hangs like a pall in the Jewel’s air. It is all deliberate. It is all to an end. It is to emasculate your rights while you sleep. It is to consolidate power. It is to perpetuate a rule. And that rule is not founded on the rule of law. It is tyranny. It is all being done in plain sight while bread and circuses distract you. Let no one tell you that you have nothing to fear if you are a supporter. If you are not a criminal. If you will only close your eyes and agree to agree. Applying increasing heat to water will inevitably lead to a boiling point. Your frog will be cooked. As Voltaire, the Age of Reason French philosopher famously observed, “Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them” No Tyrants here linger. Despots must flee.


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“NO ES CIERTO” DICEN LOS BANQUEROS

La opinión de los banqueros fue unánime cuando indicaron que Dean Barrow mintió cuando dijo que la oficina de abogados, en la cual él es socio, trabaja a cuenta de los clientes cuando esta realiza trabajo para el banco. Dean Barrow trato de defender lo imposible cuando retorno en un tambaleo después de que se expuso públicamente que mensualmente se beneficia de miles de dólares de Belize Bank, cual dueño es el Señor Ashcroft, mientras nos hace creer que defiende el interés nacional. Barrow le comento a Jules Vasquez del Canal 7 que son los clientes del banco los que piden que sea su oficina de abogados (Barrow and Williams) la que procese la papelería de los préstamos. Inmediatamente los teléfonos empezaron a sonar y a lo lejos se oían las carcajadas de los que lo vieron la entrevista. Se contacto a la gerencia del Belize Bank para averiguar si era cierto lo que había dicho Barrow. Un gerente nos dijo que Barrow mintió ya que la compañía “Barrow and Williams” representa al Banco y no a los clientes. El gerente, que pidió no ser identificado, aclaró que él no había visto la entrevista por televisión pero que inmediatamente supo que el estaba mintiendo. Nos señaló que la compañía de Barrow presta otros

servicios al banco con regularidad y que periódicamente se puede ver los anuncios de ventas de propiedades que anuncia la compañía en nombre del banco. Vea la pagina XX. Varios comerciantes simpatizantes del PUP nos llamaron desmintiendo lo que había dicho Barrow en su entrevista. Un comerciante dijo haber hecho un préstamo de más de un millón de dólares hace poco y que le había pidió al banco que la compañía de Barrow no fuese la

que hiciera la papelería. El cuenta que el banco le respondió que no era posible porque “Barrow and Williams” estaba contratada para hacer ese trabajo. Nos dijo también que luego fue a las oficinas de “Barrow y Williams” a pedir un descuento en los honorarios profesionales y le fue negado. Nos enseño un estado de cuenta bancario que demuestra un retiro de $130,000 y que el alega fue lo que se le pago a Barrow and Williams. La semana pasada el Senador Cour-

tenay expuso que Barrow trabaja para Ashcroft mientras nos hace creer que nos está defendiendo. Cuando se le entrevisto sobre Barrow, Courtenay comento que Barrow es solo un hipócrita. Comento que el sabia, de hecho, que la compañía Barrow and Williams continua representando al Banco y no al cliente. Reafirmo que Barrow mintió ya que todos saben que la compañía Barrow and Williams aun sigue representando a Belize Bank. Muchos nos han reportado que Barrow parecía divagar y muy nervioso cuando hizo la entrevista el pasado viernes. Los ojos le bailaban incontrolables y sudaba exageradamente. Por primera vez se vio que Barrow no encontraba que decir y estaba como confundido y tartamudeaba cuando trataba de responder a las preguntas. Se le paso el video a un médico y rápidamente este respondió que al ver las gesticulaciones de Barrow este establecía un cuadro de mentiroso agudo y crónico. Se le hizo una llamada a Barrow and Williams antes de ir a imprimir. Se le pregunto a una secretaria si continuaba la compañía Barrow and Williams representando al Belize Bank y esta solo se hecho la carcajada y nos asentó el teléfono.

que la caña es un negocio y que no hay que permitir que la política se entremezcle. Hoy el gobierno no nos ha podido apoyar con casi nada y nos brinda el respeto y apoyo que merecemos como gente productiva. Esto lo ha logrado porque los cañeros no se mantienen uni-

dos por la causa de la industria. Siempre el gobierno logra meterse de por medio y deshace cualquier plan que tengan los cañeros. Hermanos cañeros, no debemos permitir que esto siga ocurriendo. Los cañeros se deben de unir y abogar y

pelear por lo va a beneficiar a la industria en general. Esto luego nos beneficia a todos. ¡Cañeros unidos jamás serán vencidos! Saludos, Humberto Zetina

Desilusionados con los asuntos de la caña

Señor Editor, Reciba usted un saludo caluroso desde San Felipe, distrito de Orange Walk donde se siembra y cosecha la caña más dulce de nuestro bello país. Hoy le escribo para contarle que los cañeros aquí en nuestra región estamos muy desilusionados con los asuntos de la caña. Esta industria ha sido nuestro modo de vivir, la que nos da el pan de cada día y la que nos ha permitido crecer y educar a nuestros hijos. Es por esto que le escribo, para darle a conocer cuán importante es esta industria para nuestras comunidades y como se ha permitido que la industria cañera se haya quebrantado de tal manera que parece que no hay remedio que la componga. Últimamente esta industria se ha vuelto un circo con la gente que se ha elegido para manejar los asuntos de nuestra asociación. Estos Directores, ya mal amañados, no han podido funcionar dentro de un régimen estricto y controlado y por eso han decidido despedir al señor Madrid. El señor Madrid solo es uno más de todos los empleados que ya hayan despedido. Esto le trae más problemas a nuestra asociación y le impedirá tener acceso a los fondos disponibles para mejorar la industria. Estos fondos se les dieron a los cañeros para mejorar sus plantas y para asegurar que la industria se mantuviera sostenible y viable. Esto parece que no va hacer el caso. Es también importante subrayarle a nuestro pueblo que mucho de los problemas que apalean a nuestra industria es causado por la política. Nuestros cañeros, aun, no aprenden a valorizar y entender

All Eyes on Diabetes Are you diabetic? Do you know someone living with diabetes? Did you know that untreated diabetes can cause blindness? Come and be informed! The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI), in collaboration with the Belize Diabetic Association, invites you to a public event to be held in your area District Belmopan Corozal Town Belize City Punta Gorda Dangriga Town Orange Walk

Venue Red Cross Methodist Auditorium Lester Young Hostel Parish Hall Helpage Red Cross

Date 21/10/2010 21/10/2010 14/10/2010 27/10/2010 28/10/2010 21/10/2010

Time 2:00 PM 1:30 AM 9:00-3:00 PM 9:00 AM 1:00 PM 8:30 AM

Note: Belize City is all day as we will be doing both Diabetic Awareness and World Sight Day 2010 together.

Free Sugar and Blood Pressure tests will be conducted! So come on over and let BCVI keep an eye on your vision AND your health! For more information contact us at 227.7776!


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Vargas Llosa asegura que el Monterrey vive una segunda balacera en 24 horas premio Nobel no lo cambiará

El escritor peruano Mario Vargas Llosa, reconocido este jueves con el premio Nobel de Literatura, dijo en rueda de prensa que el galardón no cambiará su forma de escribir, su vida cotidiana o los temas que elige, pues estos "vienen de la parte más íntima de mi personalidad". Aunque reconoció que temporalmente saldrá de su rutina, "por contestar preguntas de periodistas". "Con el premio mi vida se va a complicar más de lo que está, pero no me voy a quejar", dijo. En conferencia de prensa, el escritor recalcó que el premio fue un reconocimiento a Latinoamérica, aunque agradeció a España porque le "ayudó a ser escritor". "Este premio no es sólo un reconocimiento como escritor, sino también a la lengua española que es en la que escribo y que tiene mucha energía, es moderna y creativa", dijo. Recalcó que el premio fue una sorpresa para él, pues hace años que no se consideraba candidato. Vargas Llosa relató que eran las 5:30 de la mañana, cuando preparaba su clase para la Universidad de Princeton y recibió la llamada de la Academia Sueca para informarle sobre el premio. La comunicación se cortó tuvieron que marcarle nuevamente cinco minutos

después. "Al principio, creí que era una broma. Le dije a mi esposa que no llamáramos a mis hijos hasta confirmarlo todo", apuntó. Quien fuera derrotado en las elecciones presidenciales por Alberto Fujimori, rechazó que el reconocimiento esté determinado por sus opiniones políticas que han causado polémica por sus fuertes críticas a los gobiernos de Hugo Chávez en Venezuela y Raúl Castro en Cuba, entre otros. "Es un premio liteario y espero que me lo den por mi obra, no por mis opiniones políticas. Si eso ha tenido en cuenta la Academia, pues en buena hora, me alegro mucho", concluyó.

En el centro de Monterrey, la ciudad industrial de México, este miércoles se registró una balacera que dejó al menos un muerto y cinco lesionados, uno de ellos en estado grave. La oficina de Comunicación Social de la Policía Preventiva del municipio confirmó que el incidente ocurrió en la Plaza de la Tecnología, en una de las zonas más transitadas de la capital de Nuevo León. Según las primeras investigaciones, al menos dos hombres en una camioneta llegaron al lugar y uno fue quien descendió del vehículo para dis-

parar. Hasta el momento no se sabe si se trató de un enfrentamiento, intento de asesinato, o un ataque abierto a una zona civil, dijo un funcionario de la oficina. La persona que murió es una mujer de entre 20 y 25 años de edad. Los heridos fueron trasladados a los hospitales locales. Hasta el momento, no han sido identificados. Apenas el martes se registró otra balacera en las inmediaciones del Tec de Monterrey, en esa capital, por lo que la institución educativa cerró sus puertas durante 15 minutos.

La mayoría de los diarios de Bolivia tienen este jueves en portada un único mensaje: "No hay democracia sin libertad de expresión", aludiendo a la decisión del presidente Evo Morales de mantener en su proyecto de ley contra el racismo sanciones contra medios y periodistas que publiquen artículos que el gobierno califique como discriminatorios. El director ejecutivo de la Asociación Nacional de la Prensa (ANP), Juan Javier Zeballos, dijo que el mensaje advierte sobre el riesgo para la democracia de Bolivia si el Senado, controlado por el oficialismo, aprueba el proyecto de ley contra el racismo incluyendo los artículos que afectan a medios e informadores. El artículo 16 del proyecto, que discute el Senado tras haber sido aprobado por la mayoría oficialista de la Cámara de Diputados, establece sanciones económicas e incluso el cierre de medios que autoricen y publiquen lo que sea considerado por el gobierno como "ideas racistas y discriminatorias". Periodistas y ejecutivos de medios han comentado que el problema no es la ley antirracista en sí, porque también ellos están en contra el racismo, sino que la instancia para aplicarla es el gobierno de Morales, que tilda de racista sistemáticamente a quien se le opone o le critica, al margen del motivo de la diferencia. "Los periodistas y los medios apoyamos la lucha contra el racismo y la discriminación. Al ser intermediarios de la libre expresión, no aceptamos ni la cárcel para los periodistas ni el cierre de

medios. Sin libertad de expresión no hay democracia", explica El Día, de Santa Cruz. El miércoles, en un discurso pronunciado en El Alto, ciudad aledaña a La Paz, el presidente Evo Morales atizó la polémica al anunciar que si un medio audiovisual "ofende" o incurre en "racismo y discriminación", perderá su frecuencia. Si "un empresario o dueño de medio" usa mal la frecuencia, le será retirada y entregada a los trabajadores de dicha empresa, para evitar la pérdida de fuentes laborales, advirtió Morales. Horas antes, tanto la ANP como la Confederación de Periodistas anunciaron que también piensan recurrir a Naciones Unidas y la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) para hacer conocer sus reclamos sobre la norma. El secretario ejecutivo de la Confederación de Periodistas, Pablo Zenteno, informó que anoche comenzó en La Paz una huelga de hambre de seis dirigentes del sector, con lo cual ya son doce los informadores que ayunan (hay otros seis en Santa Cruz desde el martes). La excepción entre los principales rotativos de Bolivia es La Razón, de La Paz, que destaca el mismo mensaje en su editorial y no en la primera plana, en la que incluye otras noticias. "Conscientes de que la primera responsabilidad de un medio de información es con la sociedad, La Razón ha decidido respetar en su primera página la obligación del oficio periodístico: dar noticias. Como debe ser", dice el editorial para justificar que ese diario haya roto la unidad de los diarios.

Los rescatistas calculan que el sábado llegarían a donde están los mineros Diarios de Bolivia protestan contra Evo Morales con portadas en blanco

Los equipos de rescate de los 33 mineros atrapados en Chile tienen 89 metros por delante para llegar al área donde aguardan los trabajadores y eso podría suceder el sábado, dijo el gobierno este jueves. El ministro de Minas, Laurence Golborne, dijo que los mineros podrían comenzar a ser extraídos de la mina entre 2 y 10 días. Golborne dijo que esto depende de si los ingenieros a cargo de la operación deciden reforzar las paredes del orificio con un revestimiento de acero. El funcionario dijo que el Plan B ha "avanzado muy bien" y que se podría hacer contacto el sábado y que "dependiendo de si tenemos que cambiar el martillo con la broca" podría ser antes. "Tenemos que esperar dos, tres, cuatro días si no tenemos que revestir, o entre ocho y diez si lo hacemos", dijo Golborne. El revestimiento tiene el objetivo de reforzar las paredes del orificio y para prevenir que haya colapsos o los

mineros se golpeen con rocas en su ascenso. Los 33 trabajadores han estado atrapados en una mina de cobre y oro en el desierto de Atacama, desde el 5 de agosto. Los mineros, desde entonces, están en contacto con el mundo exterior por medio de un pequeño orificio por donde se les envía alimentos, agua, provisiones y otras necesidades. Los equipos de rescate perforan tres orificios para bajar, por cualquiera de ellos, una cápsula llamada Fénix, que utilizarán para extraer a los trabajadores. Se trata de los planes A, B y C. El Plan B tiene que llegar a 624 metros para extraer a los mineros. La excavación con este equipo se detuvo el miércoles por la tarde porque llegó hasta una galería. En septiembre, este mismo taladro tuvo que parar por días porque su broca se rompió al llegar a un pasaje similar y chocar contra una viga metálica.


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ISSUE NO. 14/2010

Action No. 215

Tenders are invited for an issue of Government of Belize Treasury IHUAKU IWUORIEH McARTHUR Bills. TheOctober amount 10, of the Sunday, 2010issue will be $75,000,000.00. The Belize Times

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The Bills will be issued in denominations of $200, $1,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, $100,000, $200,000, $500,000 and $1,000,000, and will Amyia Alexandra to Akeem Alexander And Darlene Annia be Gentle repayable at par 91 days after issue. They will be issued on Wednesday nee Moody Amyia Alexandra to Akeem Alexander And Darlene Annia Aedin Mattix Rubin Melvin andon Tara Jo McGregor nee Toms 20th October, 2010toand will be redeemed Wednesday, 19th January, Amyia Alexandra to Akeem Alexander And Darlene Annia Charles Edsel Jr to Charles Edsel Sr. and Megan McKoy nee Gentle nee Moody 2011. Galvez Gentle Moody Aedin nee Mattix to Rubin Melvin and Tara Jo McGregor nee Toms Sonam Harish to Harish and Payal Kishanchand nee Khyani Aedin Mattix to Rubin Melvin and Tara Joand McGregor nee Charles Edsel Jr to Charles Edsel Sr. and Megan McKoy nee Each tenderFarridy must be to for $200 or Angel a multiple of $200 must specify toToms five Emily Miguel and Illiana Emmelisa Castillo nee Nas Charles Edsel Jr to Charles Edsel Sr. and Megan McKoy nee Galvez decimal places the amount, which is offered for each one hundred dollars Amunique Suriah Sanaa to Robert Lincoln and Shaakira Tanface value ofHarish the Billsto sought. Sonam Harish and Payal Kishanchand nee Khyani Galvez isha Gladden and Smith Emily Farridy to Migueland Angel andKishanchand IllianaAnthony Emmelisa Castillo Christian Markto Anthony to Eugene Mark Loida Sonam Harish Harish Payal neeand Khyani Application forms are available at the Treasury and at the Central Bank Juanita Frazer nee Figueroa nee Nas Emily Farridy to Miguel Angel and Illiana Emmelisa Castillo of Belize in Belize City and at the to Ministry Finance in Belmopan; and Amunique Suriah Sanaa RobertofLincoln and Shaakira Tannee Nas when completed they must be forwarded in sealed envelopes addressed to: isha Gladden and Smith Amunique Suriah Sanaa to Robert Lincoln and Shaakira TanChristian Mark Anthony to Eugene Mark Anthony and Loida isha GladdenTREASURY and Smith BILL TENDER Juanita Frazer nee Figueroa

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Elroy Gilbert Milligan to Shanelle Michelle Martinez both of Sandhill, Belize Martinmust Keith Thomas to Amina Leonie Swiftthan both12:00 of Belize Tenders reach the Central Bank not later noonCity on Thomas Matthew Berg to Angelica Maria Sosa both of Belize City Friday, October, 2010.totoDenise Gregory Thomas Godfrey Michelle Arthurs both Pedro15th Cesar Nunez Ferrer Nelda Florita Hemmans both of of Belize Belize City City Roberto Sabido to Patricia Nunez both of San Pedro Town, AmberSuccessful will be notified by Tuesday, 19th October, 2010 Lincoln Raymond Wesby to Pearline Ina Anderson both of Hopkins, gris Cayetenders Pedro Cesar Nunez Ferrer to Nelda Florita Hemmans both ofof Belize George Henderson to Yvette Patricia Rhaburn both belize Stann Creek andWinston will be expected to pay for and pick up Bills allotted them on City City Elroy Miguel Gilbert Shanelle Michelle Martinez both of CoroSanWednesday, 20thMilligan October, 2010. Efrain Cocom totoMerari Neiri Cruz both of Sarteneja, Lincoln Raymond Wesby to Pearline Ina Anderson both of Hopkins, zal dhill, Belize Stann Creek Carlitos FrankThomas Lutin toto Omeldita Leony Swift Verde both both of of Belize Sarteneja, Martin Keith Amina Leonie City The Government of Belize reserves the right to accept or reject any Corozal Elroy Gilbert Milligan to Shanelle Michelle Martinez both of SanThomas Matthew Berg to Angelica Maria Sosa both both of of San Belize City Juan Gabriel Novelo to Minelis Raquel Herrera Jose, and/or all tenders in whole or in part. dhill, Belize Orange Walk Gregory Thomas Godfrey to Denise Michelle Arthurs both of Belize Carlos Ottoniel Cruz to both of San Martin Thomas to Lubia AminaLisceth LeonieBarrientos Swift bothLopez of Belize City City Keith Felipe, Orange Walk CENTRAL BANK OF BELIZE RobertoJeremias Sabido to Patricia Nunez Grass, both San Pedro AmberThomas Matthew Berg toofAngelica MariaofSosa both ofTown, Belize City Neptali Canan Guinea Orange Walk to Melissa Victoria Cowo, of San lazaro, Orange Walk gris Caye Gregory Thomas Godfrey to Denise Michelle Arthurs both of Belize Juan Carlos Carrillo to Merlyto Patricia both of San Winston George Henderson Yvette Cardenas Patricia Rhaburn bothLazaro, of belize City Orange Walk City Hugo Hubert Noriega of Calcutta, Corozal to Marisa Pineda of ConRoberto Sabido to Patricia Nunez both of San Pedro Town, Ambercepcion, Corozal Efrain Miguel Cocom to Merari Neiri Cruz both of Sarteneja, Corogris Caye Elvis zal Ellis Gilharry of Chan Chen, Corozal to Leonor Gloria Novelo, of Patchakan, Corozal Winston George Henderson to Yvette Patricia Rhaburn both of belize Carlitos FrankLazaro Lutin to Leony Verde both Sarteneja, Ronny Mizael toOmeldita Hilda Ganira Reyes both of of Carmelita, City orange Walk Corozal Efrain Miguel Novelo Cocom totoMinelis Merari Neiri Cruz both of Sarteneja, CoroErick Fernando Alvaroto Clementina Cowo both of San Lazaro, Juan Gabriel Raquel Herrera both of San Jose, Orange Walk zal Orange Walk Dwayne Evadne Jones of Carmelita, Orange Walk to Emeline PatriCarlitos Frank Lutin Omeldita LeonyBarrientos Verde bothLopez of Sarteneja, cia Smith of Chicago, USA Carlos Ottoniel Cruztoto Lubia Lisceth both of San Long Fe Li to Li Hua Lin both of Mango Creek, Stann Creek Corozal Felipe, Orange Walk

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(Continued from pg. 1) The incident took place at around 6:00 this morning not far from Sucuqui's apartment on West Canal. He had just parked his bicycle cart and was about to prepare for sales when a youth rode up beside him on a bicycle, pulled out what looked like a 9 mm pistol and fired four shots at him. Three of the bullets hit Sucuqui, one in the abdomen, one in the left shoulder and one in the back. He died four hours later while undergoing treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. When Sucuqui's family first got the news, they were told that he had been beaten up. They believe he was also robbed in the process but so far investigations have not determined if that is true. The family migrated to Belize looking for a better life but violence has now knocked at their door twice. Two years ago his older brother was also murdered during a robbery, a crime for which no one has ever been charged. So far in this investigation, police sources say that an arrest is also pending. Just around the same hour that

Sucuqui was expiring from his wounds, another vegetable vendor became the target for another armed robbery. Melvin Nunez, 29, had just finished talking with a fellow vendor at the junction of Faber's Road and Whistling Duck Street when two youths who passed by studying him, attacked him. The robbers stalled Nunez by making an order from him and used the time to relieve him of money. Before they ran off the one wielding the gun shot Nunez in the left arm. The two then got into a car that had been waiting for them and fled. Meanwhile, in yet a third but no less dramatic incident, at Caribbean Chicken on Park Street, Buttonwood Bay, two thieves got a rude awakening at around 10:30 this morning when the man they decided to rob got the better of a struggle with them. The thieves who wore caps, fled the scene taking nothing after the gun they used, discharged when they used it to hit their victim, Kenrick Dawson. They left behind their caps, a black shirt and a foot of slippers as they ran towards a blue car that had parked around the lane from the shop. Police have made no arrests in any of these three incidents.


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