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FROM THE BELLY OF THE BEAST…

VAT IS BACK Fin Sec: Increased Taxes Are Inevitable Pg. 2

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“the Immigration Department has an entrenched culture of corruption and hustling, milking the cow, we say, from the very top, to the very bottom of the ladder.”

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Former Finance Officer in the Ministry of Immigration, Teresita Castellanos, is perhaps the first person called by the Senate Special Select Committee who has not spent hours diverting blame and dodging allegations made in the Auditor-General’s report. Her testimony this morning was shocking and passionate, as she revealed that “the Immigration Department has an entrenched culture of corruption and hustling, milking the cow, we say, from the very top, to the very bottom of the ladder.” According to Castellanos, there were a few honest Immigration Officers, but the rest of them acted like a fraternity of corruption carrying out all manner of wrongdoing in the Department. “I was in the belly of the Beast. I was at the Immigration Department for 3 years, and I'm among those named in

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FROM THE BELLY OF THE BEAST… Continued from page 1 the Auditor General's report. This gives me the right to say the following.” Castellanos blamed a lack of political will and a lack of support from the highest levels of the Ministry. She claims that she and a few others tried to get support to right the wrongs, but it never came. And the corruption never stopped, according to Castellanos. “It still is, but there are persons who are trying to pretend they don't know what culture exists at the Department,” she told the Senators assembled today. While Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse parades himself as the saviour of all and a bastion of integrity, the fact is that all who have spoken so far make clear that wrongdoing was rampant under Hulse’s watch, and also make clear that there was very little attempt to change that culture of corruption, despite Hulse’s many proclamations to the media. “The corruption behind closed doors…the intricacies, the lies and the attempts to cover up the wrongdoings, a department - as far as I can call it - of ill repute. It is all sad. I will be hated for this, but I am under oath today, and the truth must be told.” That truth includes an interesting insinuation against former CEO Candelaria Saldivar, also the sister of Minister John Saldivar. Saldivar went to great lengths last week to extricate herself from all wrongdoing, and even tried to suggest that she was a force for good and right in the Department. But Castellanos suggests otherwise. “The restructuring that was mentioned by the CEO last week could already have been implemented. I don’t know what the keep-back is! The same CEO that was here had me moved from the department in 2014. It was not a regular transfer,” revealed the public officer. Castellanos said she wanted to remain at the Department and was actually part of the restructuring in place. She claimed that she requested that she remain at the Department to assist in the Audit process which was ongoing at the time, but Candelaria Saldivar pushed her out without a valid reason, a move that no doubt hindered the audit and any restructuring in place to slow down corruption. The Belize Times will have more from the Senate in next week’s issue.

VAT IS BACK

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Joseph Waight, the Financial Secretary, has confirmed what Belizeans were expecting but hoping would not materialize. In the next fiscal year, there will be an increase in already burdensome taxes. Responding to questions from the press recently, Waight said, “I think that at this point in time it is inevitable that there will be an increase in some taxes.” Waight would not say which taxes, but it is expected that GST will be increased to 15%. Dean Barrow, the new VATMAN, is preparing to punish Belizeans for his own arrogance, mismanagement and skewed decision-making. That revelation came at the budget consultations between the Business Sector and the Unions held last week at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel. These two social partners were attempting to provide the Government with suggestions and a plan of action, which would likely allow for the Barrow Administration to put off the tax increase. According to the Financial Secretary, both the Unions and the Business community have made similar suggestions, asking the Government to ensure that whatever measure is taken would be equitable, easy to implement and it would not retard growth, since the economy is contracting. The two social partners want the Government to improve on its administration, and efficiency in the public service, and in the collection of current tax receipts before going to an increase in taxes. The Government wants to implement austerity measures, cutting public spending, and improve efficiency so that the country can save about $105 million dollars. Financial Secretary Joe Waight notes that part of the plan for this projection will be “through some adjustment in taxes.” Belize’s economic outturn is -0.6% of the Gross Domestic Product. There needs to be a turn-around of about 2.4%. The Government officials had been dodgy about the tax increase, especially since the third restructuring of what is now Barrow’s bond began in November. Through pointed questions on the topic, the Financial Secretary revealed, "We can't rule out, it is very likely to be a tax increase. What the components are? We don't know just yet, that's still in the process we are going through but I think that at this point in time it is inevitable that there will be an increase in some taxes. We are trying to see what items can least impact the economy, but at the same time generate the resources

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WHY NO ARREST FOR ERIC CHANG?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 Former Deputy Mayor of Belize City, Eric Chang never felt it important to take responsibility for his actions in the 2013 Penner passport scandal and when the special audit report on the Immigration and Nationality Department was publicized in 2016, he also featured prominently in a case of 8 missing visa foils. But the former elected Councillor refused to face the music and apparently enjoyed immunity from investigation, arrest and prosecution. And now, it appears that he wants to give the Senate Special Select Committee the slip too. Chang was expected to testify on Wednesday February 15th in the Senate probe but our understanding is that he had his attorney, Glenn Godfrey write the committee to indicate his unwillingness to face the music. When the Prime Minister disclosed, in September 2013, that former Minister of State for Immigration, Elvin Penner had facilitated Belizean nationality for then imprisoned South Korean national, Kim Won Hong, Chang was still in Taiwan. He did not return to Belize until many weeks after and served out his term as Councillor. His involvement in the Citizen Kim case is well documented. The then Chargé d’ affaires of Belize to Taiwan noted in writing to authorities in Belize that Chang had attempted to visit “Citizen Kim” who was in a Taiwan detention center at the time. In an apparent case of peddling his influence, he asked the Embassy staff to

needed.” Of course, readers are aware that the Government’s finances are stretched to the breaking point because it has had to pay off huge portions of a $557 million dollar Debt for the long prolonged BTL Settlement. Government will still have to borrow up to $150 million dollars from the domestic banks to make the balance of that payment in the next few months, while struggling to make its wage bill every month.

confirm, if so asked by Taiwanese officials, that he was indeed Deputy Mayor of Belize City. That’s because he was being denied visitation. From there, it all blew up in their faces leading to the special audit that has some of the most damning revelations. In the case of the missing visa foils from the Western Border Station, those were discovered missing on December 26, 2012 and ended up being purchased by no other than the former Deputy Belize City Mayor, Eric Chang and the council’s Financial Controller, Patrick Tillett. The report states “Both men doubted the validity of the visa foils, so they took them to Belmopan Immigration Office where Officer George Reynolds confirmed that the visa foils were legitimate but were illegally issued.” While two people (Mark Tench and Vernon Leslie) were held to account for their actions to cover up the disappearance of the visa foils, the audit team noted with concern that the matter was never reported to the police for investigation and prosecution of Chang and Tillett, and Port Commander Edgar Cano was not penalized for his decision to issue the corresponding visas without the stickers. “It is our belief that this action could have aided in the fraudulent issue of visas V00035517 to V00035524,” notes the report. Separately, Eric Chang is also cited in the passport section of the special audit for having picked up, without authorization, passports for various applicants. Some of those applicants were recommended by none other than the then Honourable Elvin Penner. It will be left to be seen if the Senate Special Select Committee can compel Chang by other means to appear before them.

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DESPERATE GOB LOOKS TO BOND PAYMENT DUE FEBRUARY 20TH… HOCK UTILITY SHARES

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 While the dismal state of the nation’s economy is no secret, GOB has been careful to shy away from revealing just how much they have screwed the country, driving us to the brink of disaster. Recently it was revealed that just to meet the monthly public service wage, Mr. Barrow was forced to go, hat in hand, to Taiwan to procure some bailout funds from that very generous, very freehanded donor. And it gets much worse. At a press conference this Monday, PUP Leader John Briceño revealed that GOB, in the depths of its desperation, is now seeking to sell off significant shares in the very utilities which they boast of having given back to Belizeans. According to Briceño, the Opposition learned of this plan through a proposal presented to the Prime Minister, “where they are talking about combining the three utilities,

the shares that they own, and putting it under one company, one trust, and then they want to sell these shares. I am told that they are trying to get – right now, as we speak, Social Security Board to buy – I am not sure if it is eleven million shares or eleven million dollars’ worth of shares, and I am told – I’ve been reliably informed, that the professionals that work for Social Security are not recommending that Social Security buy any more shares in B.T.L.” Briceño explained that the SSB’s Board is resisting the sale because the shares they have already purchased in BTL have plummeted in value. “In 2009 they bought an amount of shares – at that time those shares were valued at over five dollars per share; at the end of their financial year they had to revalue those shares and now those shares are valued at under four dollars per year.” It is reported that the government is attempting to bring in close to $200M from the sales of shares in these utilities. Briceño also pointed out that it would be very interesting indeed if Lord Ashcroft, a Belizean, is offered shares in the utilities as the cash-strapped government struggles to stay afloat.

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February 15, 2017 In just a matter of a few days, GOB needs to make a $26M payment to bondholders, even as Prime Minister Barrow travelled to New York earlier this week to join his negotiating team engaged in frantic negotiations with bondholder representatives. There is every indication that the government will not be able to meet that payment because it is, for all intents and purposes, broke. There is also every indication that bondholders are not prepared to accept a plan they say does not do what is necessary to ensure that in the future, GOB would be able to meet payment requirements on a restructured bond. Late last week Financial Secretary Joseph Waight confirmed that GOB has once again extended the deadline for bondholders to accept the terms, though the terms have not changed since the first presentation which was roundly refused. "The discussions continued, and we are hopeful that it would be fruitful and we need to give the process more time. So the government today has extended it for a further 2 weeks," Waight explained. According to Waight, there is some sort of progress in his view, since the bondholders are at least asking for more information which is being given to them. He would not comment on the status of the negotiations or any contin-

gency plan in the event of failed negotiations, though, expect to confirm that a large payment is due very soon - "Yes the payment is due on the 20th and the only person who can really answer that, I wouldn't be able to call on that, it would be the Prime Minister in due course." At his press conference this week, Leader of the Opposition John Briceño reiterated that where we are today is because of the mismanagement of Prime Minister Dean Barrow - "After boasting that he has solved the super bond issue and that the nation was on to good times, the Prime Minister has been forced to eat crow and admit that everything he said is not so. The default on the UDP superbond is now more likely than ever before. Make no mistake about it. Government is broke. This UDP government is broke."

GOOD GOVERNANCE

• PASSPORT SCANDAL • VISA SCANDAL • NATIONALITY SCANDAL • WILLIAM DANNY MASON SCANDAL • LANDS SCANDAL

ECONOMY

• RECESSION • $557M IN NEW DEBT FOR BTL • UNSUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEBT • FOREIGN RESERVES DEPLETED • DEVALUATION LOOMING • NEW TAXES SOON

INDUSTRY

• SUGAR INDUSTRY IN CRISIS • CITRUS INDUSTRY IN CRISIS • BANANA INDUSTRY IN CRISIS • AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY IN CRISIS • PAPAYA INDUSTRY DEAD

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Questions to Ministers

Would the Member for Queen Square and Minister of Finance please say exactly what taxes will be increased, and what if any will be the new taxes implemented for this coming financial year?

Would the Member for Queen Square and Prime Minister please confirm or deny reliable reports that his finance ambassador has been meeting with Lord Ashcroft and his representatives to beg them to buy shares in the utility companies? Would the Member for Queen Square and Prime Minister please confirm or deny reports that he has promised his unelected Senator and current Attorney-General that he can run in Queen Square whenever he decides to leave office, reportedly very soon? Would the unelected Senator and current Attorney-General please say whether there is any update in the so-called attempt to get monies back from Andre Vega, the son of the former Deputy Prime Minister? Could he confirm or deny reports that recently he was in the US and was seen partying with Andre Vega? Would the Member for Pickstock and Minister of Police please say where his brother, fugitive from justice Errol Elrington can be located? Could he further confirm or deny reports that at some point in the last four years he was harbouring this fugitive? Would the Member for Pickstock and Minister of Foreign Affairs please say whether his counterpart in Guatemala is taking his calls now or if they are still fighting? Could he further say whether there is any intention to actually come up with protocols for Sarstoon? Would the Member for Belize Rural South and Minister of Tourism please say if he had anything to do with procuring immigration documents for then fugitive David Nanes Schnitzer who obtained his Belizean nationality without meeting the requirements? And could he further say how many Visas he actually facilitated for persons who did not meet the requirements?

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IF DAH NOH SOH!

Barrow… The last time Dean Oliver disappeared for a few days, we got a pointed $557M bukut in the rear, sans Vaseline. Now we hear he’s gone again to New York to meet with bondholders. I wonder what the hell he’s giving away now. I wonder where Barrow’s lord and master is right now…New York maybe? Word is that Barrow is desperate to unload BTL, BEL and BWS shares to the same man they refer to as the white devil and predator. Wait…you thought Barrow and Ashcroft weren’t cosily in bed together? Listen…you’ll find out soon enough that the Prime Minister’s law firm, apart from representing the Lord legally, also has money in one of the Lord’s companies. That’s the truth. Conflict of interest, maybe? Well that depends on whose interests…certainly not Barrow’s interests. He keeps raking in the millions from his friend, lord and master while we all get one step closer to the poor house. Meanwhile… Have you by chance noticed that the woman-beater pibil minister is on the down-low lately? According to a fat fellow in Cabinet who has this certain thing against him, the Prime Minister has him enrolled in ‘man’ classes. I don’t generally repeat idle gossip, but according to that fat fellow, other persons in Cabinet are calling the decorum classes ‘the Rebranding of the Punk.” My lerd they are so disrespectful. Just because the Deputy Prime Minister is known to get drunk and beat up on women is no reason to be unkind to him. They’re saying he’s even been told to dress differently and take off all that girly bling. Poor guy! Doesn’t he know that no matter what he does, the fat fellow will never throw support behind him? And he’s already made so many enemies that it’s clear he always gonna be the ugly bridesmaid and never the ugly bride. Yes I just had to throw the ugly in there…live with it! Talking bout ugly… I fraid bad fuh dih sour former senator! I mih always seh dat no man frighten me, only ghost, but lawd cross ah deh tell yuh. Pon top I hear dat she just recently beat up wah lee DJ bally dah Sit n’ Sip…beat dih po lee bwoy like wah drum. Sih…sour gat wah lee babes weh ih only love bad bad, soh ih buy dih babes wah new phone, check. Dih babes gawn chill dah dih club an loss dih phone. Soh sour run ovah deh like wah rhinocopotamus (I just mek up dah one) an accuse dih lee DJ ah tief dih phone. Man dih bwoy tremble and cry wah lee tear an ih tell sour dat he just get dih phone from foreign, but sour nevah wah hear dat. She gawn predator pon fuh he battam! Wat ah este. Anyway me noh like talk bout sour an dih nice babes cause I still ketch headache. Ah wah lef dah one soh! Simpleton… Does anybody know where we can reach the one-day Jehovah’s Witness? I swear five of the people in the rent-a-protest stupidity march on Tuesday came by our offices just now saying they still haven’t been paid their $35 for the 15 minutes of infamy. Funniest thing I ever saw…half the people in the protest covered their faces when they saw the Police on the street. Can you say outstanding warrants? Can you say try fuh mih? Really dis fool fool bally noh gat no shame…get drunk, knock down wah man and kill ah, tek pictures of the man on the ground dying and then behave like nothing noh happen. But time longer dan rope mih bally. Yuh still wah pay fuh dah man life. Yuh deh laugh now but karma is a bitch. Mr. Speaker… The porky former Speaker turned Attorney-General has just returned from living la vida loca in the US where he was joined by no other than the sour former Senator turned millionaire pimp momma/daddy. It’s interesting how these fat-cats in the UDP have been able to live large at our expense. We’ve been hearing that the very portly Peyrefitte has been promised a choice plum by his Prime Minister in return for hurriedly accepting the post of AG when Retreage was threatened by the very same sour former Senator. WTF! Talk about tangled web. Anyway it seems that the PM has indicated to the fellow who can’t seem to win a damn election on his own that Queen Square will be his for the taking when the time comes. Hell, with his record I figure Peyrefitte is gonna lose that one if that ever happens. Wait for the announcement… coming soon.


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CENTRAL BANK LOSES ANOTHER $2.8M IN LITIGATION JUDGMENT Monday, February 13, 2017 As if it didn’t have enough financial problems, the Government of Belize through its Central Bank will now have to fork over $2.8M, US$1.4M to Bahamians Rohn Knowles and Kelvin Leach. The judgment was handed down by Supreme Court Justice Courtney Abel late last week, and the monetary award is actually money which was held by the Central Bank after GOB illegally

geting securities fraud which never materialized. GOB most certainly rues the day it got tangled up with Titan Securities. Last year the two men, principals of Titan, won a huge award in damages, $8.8M, after the SuRohn Knowles and Kelvin Leach preme Court found that the raid on their office, located in raided Titan Securities in 2014, supthe Matalon Building, and the seizure posedly in a US instigated sting tarof all their assets by the FIU and Po-

BRICEÑO REVEALS PROOF OF STOLEN ELECTIONS

lice was not within the parameters allowed by law. Local law enforcement on that fateful evening seized all documents, equipment, computers and even personal electronics on the property. Also during that time when Titan was in the spotlight, the Belize Bank handed over US$1.4M to the Central Bank, which strangely refused to give it back to the principals even after the case fell apart and no evidence was found to indicate securities fraud. The men sued to recover their monies, and won, meaning that the Central Bank will now be forced to find US$1.4M to pay back to the Belize Bank, after which the Belize Bank will deliver those monies to Leach and Knowles. In his judgment, Justice Abel found that although the Central Bank claims that the monies were “tainted funds” and thus should be held, there was no proof provided to substantiate that claim. The claimants were represented by attorney Leslie Mendez.

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Prime Minister Dean Barrow has refused to comment on damning allegations of electoral fraud made by his former Director of Immigration Ruth Meighan. When the media pressed him on the involvement of his Ministers in that fraud, he retreated to his usual stance of optics and appearance but refused to admit corruption. But in a press conference held at PUP headquarters this week, Party Leader John Briceño revealed the proof that indeed, the UDP orchestrated nationality scheme in the four months prior to 2012 elections caused the UDP to win when otherwise they would have lost. According to Briceño, his legal team is carefully scrutinizing the documents to deter-

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mine a course of action, but what they have found so far is proof enough. The PUP leader told the media, “We have only managed to go through 1,371 names so far. But there are 2 divisions that we want to bring to your attention: in Cayo Northeast, we lost by 17 votes. Of the 1,371 people that were naturalized during that short period - that 4 month period, we have found out 71 names already that voted in that election in Cayo Northeast. When Cayo Northeast we lost by 17 votes." In Cayo Central, another closely contested division, the nationality scheme changed the results of the election. According to Briceño, “When you look also at Cayo Central, we lost Cayo Central by 44 votes. Of the 1,371 names that we've gone through so far, we have found out that they had 66 of those questionable nationalities registered and voted in that election. So if those 66 persons did not vote, the People's United Party would have been in government right now." The PUP has confirmed that they will vehemently resist all attempts to delay the re-registration which it views as an overt move by the UDP to once again steal elections with a skewed voters list, containing many voters registered illegally. "This is an illegitimate government and that is why we are saying along with the Teachers Union that there must be re-registration before," asserted Briceño.

BELIZE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT II WATER AND SANITATION REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES Loan No. 3684/OC-BL Project No.: BL-L1021 Contract/Bid No. 002-2017/2018 The Government of Belize has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the project Belize Solid Waste Management Project, BL-L1021, for hiring a specialized engineering consulting firm to perform the function of Design - Supervising Engineer for the Provision of complete Design Package; Preparation of Bidding Documents; Assistance in Bid Evaluation and Contract Negotiations; Supervision and Construction Quality Assurance and Quality Control for landfill cell expansion and associated ancillary facilities and appurtenances (liner works, surface water and leachate collection and treatment systems, gas venting etc..) of the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill (RSL). The purpose of the expansion is to extend the life and disposal capacity of the RSL to serve as the country’s only sanitary landfill. The Solid Waste Management Authority (SWaMA), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development as Executing Agency on behalf of the Government of Belize now invite eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information establishing that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the InterAmerican Development Bank: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank, GN-2350-9 of March 2011 and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies. The selection process shall be the “Quality and Cost Based Selection, (QCBS)” method. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the website and address below during office hours, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered via direct mail, email or hand delivered to the address indicated below by 4:00 PM on March 20th, 2017. Solid Waste Management Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development Attn: Mr. Gilroy Lewis, P.E., Project Director Queen Elizabeth II Blvd., Cohune Walk Belmopan, Belize, C.A.

Tel: (501) 828 4864; Fax: (501) 802 1527 PO Box 285 E-mail:sw.director@naturalresources.gov.bz; belizeswama.com


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Still NO Charges for Godwin’s Son

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 While there are known political gangsters in government today, it appears that their sons have learnt from their examples. Shyne Barrow has served time in a US prison, Andre Vega is yet to return the $400,000 of tax payers' dollars he received through his father and a twenty-six year old man, allegedly the son of Senator Godwin Hulse, remains free while Belmopan Police appear unable or unwilling to conduct even a rudimentary investigation before laying charges. The man, accused of Aggravated Assault, allegedly badly beat up Alberto Santos Lopez, 53, on January 22, almost one month ago. Lopez told Police that he had purchased items at a gas station in Belmopan purportedly owned by the Minister's son. The Minister's son reportedly accused him of not paying for the butane. An upset Lopez claimed he had already made the payment but went again to make another payment for the butane. However, after Lopez told attendants he would never make another purchase at the gas station, that was when the Minister's son allegedly got out of his pickup truck and a physical altercation ensued between the two. The Minister's son is said to have pointed a gun into his face, choked him and then pistol-whipped him causing blood to run down his face. The injured Lopez managed to escape and make a police report and underwent a medical examination which classified his injuries as harm.

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Where is Fugitive Errol Elrington? Does Sedi Know?

Godwin Hulse Unlike what would happen to ‘normal’ persons accused of such an offence, Police did not go and search for the Minister's son. Instead he was politely asked to turn himself in and his gun was recovered. He was not even detained in a holding cell. He was released without charges. His case file has allegedly been handed over to senior investigators at the Belmopan CIB. According to sources, the victim’s statement to Police right after the incident was ‘mishandled’ and so he has been asked to come in and give a further statement. Those sources also say that the victim will be asked to point out his assailant in an identification parade, though we could not get confirmation today that any of that has happened, or will happen. Our sources have confirmed that the cost of the butane which led to the allegation of Aggravated Assault was an estimated $20.

WIFE OF JOHN SALDIVAR’S BUSINESS PARTNER ACQUITTED Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Melissa Ferguson, wife of accused murderer William Danny Mason, has been acquitted of the charge of Conspiracy to Kidnap Pastor Llewelyn Lucas, the man whom her husband is accused of beheading. Mason, a close friend and business partner of then Minister of Police John Saldivar, and other UDP Ministers, is currently on remand for that gruesome murder. On August 10, 2016, she was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping because Police asserted that she was somehow involved in the kidnapping of Pastor Lucas and another man, David Dodd. Ferguson declared innocence of all accusations against her, and in August, she was granted Supreme Court Bail. Her case was called up for an adjournment on Friday, February 10, before the Chief Magistrate. The prosecution was supposed to indicate to the court how far along their case file is against her, and when would be an appropriate time for a start of trial. Instead of doing that, however, Assistant Police Commissioner Chester Williams, who has been prosecuting this case on behalf of police, informed the Chief Magistrate that the Director of Public Prosecutions has instructed them to withdraw the charge against Ferguson. Because she had no more pending cases before the court, she was informed that she is a free woman. Speaking to the press outside, she said that she was relieved, and that the po-

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Errol Elrington Tuesday, February 14, 2017 It has now been 4 years that international fugitive, Errol Elrington, has been on the run. If the name sounds familiar, that is because he is the brother of Foreign Affairs Minister and Minister of Police, Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington. The all-knowing, long winded Minister has not deigned to reveal, as it is believed he knows, the whereabouts of his brother. Certainly, if Elrington does know, then his silence must constitute a glaring conflict of interest since he was also recently appointed the substantive Minister of Police. At least up

to July 2014, Errol Elrington was confirmed to be in Belize. According to the United States Office of the Inspector General, on October 7, 2013, an arrest warrant was issued for Errol Elrington for racketeering, Medicaid fraud and health care fraud. He allegedly collected $US 400,000 from Medicare and Medicaid work he never did. According to reports, Elrington was the owner of a private medical center known as Elrington Medical Center in Michigan where he employed an unlicensed doctor then billed Medicare and Medicaid as if he performed the services. That unlicensed physician has since been charged for criminal sexual offences. In 2014, when word of the warrant reached Belize, Prime Minister Dean Barrow was glowing in his praise of the fugitive, telling the media that, “Dr. Elrington I know, I have found to be an extremely patriotic Belizean, an extremely likeable fellow always struck me as wanting to do good for people and is honest. Now what sort of evidence us authorities might have I don't know and I am not interested in finding out.”

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lice never did have any evidence against Electronic Document Procession Electronic Document Procession and Management Teach her. Her attorney, Richard “Dickie” Bradand Management Teacher ley, said that the police had mistreated her, and that back in August they promApplicantsApplicants must have a minimum of a first degree in in thethesubject areatotobebetaught. taught. must have a minimum of a first degree subject area ised that all they needed from her was ExperienceExperience in the position applying for will be an asset. Applicants must also have e in the position applying for will be an asset. Applicants must also have a statement on what she knew of the communication andcommunication interpersonaland skills, and be skills, willing students. excellent interpersonal andto bework willingwith to work with incident. Instead, they detained her and students. charged her, only to have the case withdrawn because there was no evidence. Salary will be in accordance with Government’s pay scale, which is based on qualif Salary will be in accordance with Government’s pay scale, which is based on ACP Williams confirmed, saying, qualifications. “The DPP, having gone through the file, Applications should be submitted in writing along with a resume, copies of certifica decided that there was not sufficient evtranscript, letters of recommendation and teacher’s Applications idence to proceed against Miss Melissa Applications should be submitted in writing alonglicense. with a resume, copies of must cer- be a to: Ferguson, and she directed that the mattificates, transcript, letters of recommendation and teacher’s license. Applications ter against her be withdrawn.” must be addressed to: Mason and his employees, Ashton Principal Vanegas, Keron Fernandez, Terrence P.O. Principal Box 23 Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo, who P.O. Box 23 San Pedro High School have all been charged with murder and San Pedro High School kidnapping, will return to court on Feb- San Pedro Town, A.C. San Pedro Town, A.C. ruary 21, 2017. It is expected that their case will be committed to the Supreme Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, February 28,28,2017. Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, February 2017. Court for trial, which will come at a date to be determined by the trial judge.


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The ‘Not Normal’ Man Strikes Again

Monday, February 6, 2017 Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources Gaspar Vega remains the UDP Area Representative of Orange Walk North despite overwhelming evidence of blatant corruption during his consecutive terms as the head of that department. The evidence shows that millions of dollars were paid out to Vega’s family members and UDP cronies and operatives as part of a nefarious compensation scam. From all indications in black and white, Vega approved the transfer of land to those privileged persons for a pittance, and then those parcels were flipped for exorbitant sums of many times what was invested. Despite public outcry, the Prime Minister has refused to move criminally against Vega. Shortly after that startling revelation, more evidence of corruption surfaced, including over fifty land documents which show clearly that Vega acted improperly and illegally to seize 1600 acres of prime land in Carmelita which became his farm. Documents show that Vega transferred that land to close supporters and operatives, who then almost immediately transferred the parcels to Vega’s

wife, Marilene and his brother German. Ultimately, all those parcels ended back in the possession of then Minister of Lands Gaspar Vega. One of those documents, recently scrutinized, shows Vega transferring 17.84 acres of crown land, Block 4 in Carmelita, to German Vega and Sons Ltd in September 2015, for the sum of $800. That works out to a little over $44 per acre. Ten days after, German Vega received his title to the 17.84 acres. That large parcel is part of the large block of land misappropriated by Vega as his farm in Carmelita. Not only that, but the 17.84 acres is allegedly road reserve which should not be sold privately. Readers will remember the protracted Court battle when Belizean residents in Harmonyville in Cotton Tree wanted to use the buffer zone on the George Price Highway to plant corn. But then again they were only normal Belizeans. It is unlikely that Gaspar Vega will ever face criminal action under this admin-

Happy 103rd Birthday to Mary Tate, valued member of the Fort George Constituency

istration, though the People’s United Party has commenced the process of recalling him for misconduct in office.

NOTICE VALMER HOLDING LIMITED #99, 564 (“the Company”) Pursuant to Section 102 (4) of the International Business Companies Act, Chapter 270 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, notice is hereby given that VALMER HOLDING LIMITED a) Is in dissolution b) Commenced dissolution on the 14th day of February, 2017; and c) Photis Photios whose address is 6 Kolokotroni Street, 1st Floor, Nicosia 1101, Cyprus d) e) s the Liquidator of the Company. CILTrust International Limited Registered Agent

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NOTICE NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THOSE WITH INTEREST WITH PARCEL NO. 1866 Notice is hereby given that the Orange Walk Town Council will be demolishing the dilapidated building situated on parcel no. 1866 that is situated on Arthur Street directly in front of the Town Councils building and next to the Post Office. This is being done for the safety of the citizens of the Town since this building is infested with vermin and is being used at nights by drug users and is also being used as a bathroom; has become very unsafe, unhealthy and dangerous for our citizens. This building is thereby now being considered by the Council to be a nuisance to our Town and its citizens. This is being done with the authority vested to the Council under Chapter 40 of the Public Health Act Revised Edition 2000 Section 135 (b) of the Public Health Act that reads: (b) any dwelling or premises or part thereof which is or are of such construction or in such a state or so situated or so dirty or so verminous or so damp as to be likely to be injurious or dangerous to health or which is or are liable to favour the spread of any infectious disease. The Council hopes to get your full cooperation in the above mentioned notice.

Notice is hereby given that the below companies have been dissolved and struck off the International Business Companies Register with effect from the dates indicated: BOGNI LIMITED – January 19th, 2017 AMARETTE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED – January 19th, 2017 ALEMAN, CORDERO, GALINDO & LEE TRUST (BELIZE) LIMITED Registered Agent

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the below company has been dissolved and struck off the International Business Companies Register with effect from the date indicated: DERLAKE INTERNATIONAL S.A. – January 19th, 2017

Icaza Belize Trust Corporation Limited Registered Agent

NOTICE BY ORDER OF CHARGEE NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SELL HOLY REDEEMER CREDIT UNION LIMITED a statutory body formed and registered under the Credit Union Act, Chapter 314 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, and whose registered office is situated at No. 1 Hyde’s Lane, Belize City, Belize District hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Chargee under and by virtue of a Charge registered at the Land Registry between Vidhya Baxani (Chargor) and Suraj Baxani (Borrower) and the said Holy Redeemer Credit Union Limited.

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the below companies have been dissolved and struck off the International Business Companies Register with effect from the dates indicated: SARKELL INVESTMENTS LIMITED – January 21st, 2017 PROSELL INVESTMENTS LIMITED – January 21st, 2017 ALEMAN, CORDERO, GALINDO & LEE TRUST (BELIZE) LIMITED

Registered Agent

HRCU will at the expiration of three months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule below. ALL offers to purchase the said property must be made in writing to HOLY REDEEMER CREDIT UNION LIMITED from whom full particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained.

SCHEDULE ALL THAT piece or parcel of land comprising 612.7 square yards being Parcel 731, Block 1 in the Corozal Central Registration Section situate at 5th Street South, Corozal Town, Corozal District, TOGETHER with all buildings and erections standing and being thereon, the freehold property of VIDHYA BAXANI, surety for SURAJ BAXANI.

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the below companies have been dissolved and struck off the International Business Companies Register with effect from the date indicated: RALTA LTD. – January 26th,2017

DATED the 15th day of February 2017 HOLY REDEEMER CREDIT UNION LIMITED 1 HYDE’S LANE, BELIZE CITY, BELIZE Phone: (501) 224-5644 Fax: (501) 223-0738

AGRIFERT ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED – January 26th, 2017

Belize Corporate Services Limited Registered Agent


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SPOTLIGHT ON SENATE INQUIRY Senior Immigration Officer Edgar Cano

Monday, February 13, 2017 Senior Immigration Officer Edgar Cano appeared before the Select Committee last week, to speak on the act which formally triggered the Audit. It is connected to 8 visa foils which went missing in December 2012 at the Belize Western Border Station of the Immigration Department. Senior Immigration Officers discovered that the foils had been taken without permission - basically a theft of government property - and only an immigration officer could have done it. The Immigration Department was tasked to looking to these missing visa foils, and the Auditor General’s Office was alerted of the situation. They found in their report that Immigration Officer Vernon Leslie wrote, “On 26th December, 2012, at the Belizean Western Border Station, I.O. M. Tench discovered that eight (8) Belize visa foils were missing. Officer M. Tench reported the matter to OIC E. Cano. We initiated an investigation and discovered that I. O. L Wade had removed the eight visa foils from the officer and given them...for sale.” The person who allegedly got them is purported to be a relative of an Immigration Officer. This person then allegedly, “...took the visas to Belize City Deputy Mayor Eric Chang and Council Financial Controller Patrick Tillett who purchased the visas. Both Mr Chang and Mr. Tillett wrote statements confirming the transaction. Both men doubted the validity of the visa foils, so they took them to the Belmopan Immigration Office where Officer George Reynolds confirmed that the visa foils were legitimate but were illegally issued. All statements by both men along with the reports from three (3) Immigration investigators were then forwarded to the former Director Ms. Ruth Meighan. “The decision to issue the Belize visas without the stickers was approved by the OIC E Cano. This was done for two (2) reasons: Primarily to give our investigation team sufficient time to find the perpetrators, Secondly to avoid excessive revenue loss. OIC E Cano was reluctant to issue the visas without stickers, but eventually he gave the approval. In doing this we were given ample time to find out what occurred and we avoided revenue loss. All visas were sold to genu-

ine applicants who completed the entire process. Eight genuine Revenue Collectors Receipts were issued in the sum of $100.00 each.” The Auditor General, in her report, criticized the way the Department handled the case. In her view, the Police should have been called in to investigate then Deputy Mayor Eric Chang, City Council employee Patrick Tillett, and the officer who allegedly removed the visa foils and sold them in the first place. She could not figure out why the officer who was in charge of the Belize Western Border, Edgar Cano, would agree to grant people visas without the stickers in their passports. The Department procedure is that legitimate persons, who had been granted a visa, are given a sticker inside their passports, which corresponds to an ID number. In this instance, Vernon Leslie says that Cano agreed to give these people visas with the same numbers of the 8 stolen visas, and these persons did not get the foils in their passport. If this happened, it certainly could have contributed to fraud and forgery for that because those 8 missing visa stickers could have ended up in fraudulently passports. Edgar Cano was questioned by the senate extensively on the 8 missing visas, and he has flat out denied ever giving permission to any officer. From his perspective, Vernon Leslie told lies on him in that declaration report. After intense back and forth questioning, Aldo Salazar, the Senate Select Committee Chairman asked him, “so, what you’re saying is that if Vernon Leslie said this, he’s being untruthful?” To that Cano responded, "Sir, I gave no approval Vernon Leslie. I gave nothing in writing to him. I was on vacation leave. And, that is his statement - or his whatever - declaration, but I gave none Vernon Leslie. I was out of the office." Business Senator Mark Lizarraga questioned Cano about the procedures for handing over whenever there is a shift change between the different supervisors at the border stations. He said that Mark Tench would have had to check the amount of visa foils before accepting responsibility for their safe keeping. It couldn’t be determined who was the shift supervisor he relieved, and why it was that Immigration Officer L. Wade was allegedly able to get into the station and remove those visa foils without permission. Of note, the Auditor General in her report says, “We saw at paragraph 4 of the memo mentioned above that the Ministry supported the recommendation for the demotion and surcharge of Mr. Mark Tench and the demotion of Mr. Vernon Leslie for his action to cover up the disappearance of the visa foils. We however did not see any mention made of Immigration Officer L Wade and OIC E Cano.”

Candelaria Saldivar Former CEO, Ministry of Immigration In her testimony, Candelaria Saldivar-Morter clarified for the Senate that, as the former CEO in charge of the Immigration Department, she was personally involved in pressing cases for disciplinary charges before the Public Service Commission. She said that she was only able to do that because of the information provided to her by the Immigration Department. Since the Director of Immigration was responsible for supervising her subordinates, it was her responsibility to compile the information against them, so that the Ministry can then ensure that officers answer for their misconduct. Mark Tench was the focus of this investigation, and so only he faced a surcharge for each of the missing visa foils. During the time of this internal investigation, the Immigration Department was in a transition period between Ruth Meighan and Maria Marin and so it is not clear who was responsible for the slip up to investigate all officers who should have been have had to answer for this embarrassment. In last week’s issue, this newspaper reported on one of her bold declarations to the Senate: “We need a complete reform and structuring. Otherwise, 10 years from now, we'll be having another Senate Hearing.” In the report, The Auditor General found instances where applicants were able to get nationality before they even got visas to travel to Belize. She has found instances where these visitors got visas and in a matter of days, weeks or months, they got nationality, long before they qualified under the law to get it. Amazingly, from her perspective as then CEO, Saldivar-Morter explained, “How do you force officers to comply? It has to be through discipline. Because it's not that it's not there what you're supposed to do.” As with the 8 missing visa foils, the Immigration Officers who were involved in the production of the Wonhong Kim Nationality and Passport got away with no personal consequences. There were 3 officers who were brought up before the Commission for the passport, and according to Saldivar-Morter, they got off on a technicality raised by their attorney. The Department didn’t even produce an investigation file for the Nationality certificate which this South Korean fugitive shouldn’t have gotten. When Saldivar was questioned as to who made the call not to pursue the Wonhong Kim investigation and others into irregularities, she responded, "The director would

have to make a submission to the Police Department or to the ministry whether they wanted any. As she did in terms of the missing files that Arthur Saldivar had in his possession, she was the one that wrote to the Commissioner of Police asking them to do an investigation into how it is that Arthur Saldivar ended up with the files." So, while then Director didn’t ask for police intervention in those glaring instances, she did ask asked for Police to follow up when Arthur Saldivar revealed that he had come into possession of nationality files back in October of 2013. That’s around the time when the Wonhong Kim/Elvin Penner Immigration scandal was gaining momentum. Saldivar-Morter herself had to defend her reputation because the Auditor General’s report singles her out as one of the persons who intervened in a questionable manner. At the Senate hearing, the Labour and Civil Society Senator, Elena Smith, pointed out to her, "Miss Morter, on page 9 at paragraph 8, it identifies you as one of the persons who made request for applicants to be facilitated with Belize Visa. That's on page 9. Could you say whether that is so?" She responded, “…as the CEO I am the supervisor for the Director of Immigration. And so as the CEO, if any document, if any application whether it is for visa, for passport, for nationality by some way ends up on my desk, it is my responsibility to forward it, because I am not the person that deals with it. So it is my responsibility to send the document over to Miss Marin and say 'these are for your necessary action.’" She asserted that her responsibility as the then CEO was to simply route documents that landed on her desk from other Ministries. She also added, “At no time have I ever recommended anybody for a visa… I never ask for them to facilitate any visa… I was kind of concerned that I was grouped with (others), because I am the supervisor of the Director, and so documents that come to me, I sent to the Director for her to action. That is under the only condition that I have ever sent any request to the Director.”


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to do; you just gotta work hard at it and form a support team.” She of course was referring to the fact that people have already called on her to continue her work as a role model. Even before competing in the pageant, she was volunteering her time to coach children in

2017 volleyball and schools have already invited Rebecca to visit. On Monday February 13, her hometown of Dangriga held a larger welcome event for Rebecca which included school children lining

the streets. San Ignacio is next in line to hold a similar event for “Bex” as Rebecca is affectionately known. It is scheduled to begin at 4p.m. on February 21st in front of Sacred Heart College and all are welcome to attend.

PUBLIC AUCTION SALE: PROPERTY

Caribbean Coves/Caye Winds Area, west of San Pedro Town; North Ambergris Caye, Belize District PUBLIC AUCTION SALE: PROPERTIES

BY ORDER of the Mortgagees, Messrs. Atlantic International Bank Limited, Caribbean Coves/Caye Winds Area, west of San Pedro Town; North Ambergris Caye, Belize District Licensed Auctioneer Kevin A. Castillo will sell the following properties on Friday 24th February the following locations & times: BY ORDER of the Mortgagees, Messrs. 2017 Atlantic at International Bank Limited, Licensed Auctioneer Kevin A. Castillo will sell the following properties on Friday 24th February 2017 at the following locations & times: 1. At Parcels 8845, 8847 & 8921 situate 6 Miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye at 11:00 am:

Monday, February 13, 2017 The stunning and ever-charming Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca Rath touched down at the Philip Goldson International Airport on the afternoon of Friday February 10th and was immediately whisked off for a Belize City motorcade after a whirlwind experience representing Belize at the 65th edition of the Miss Universe pageant in Manila, Philippines. She made the country extra proud and Jewelizeans reacted with admiration and gratitude as images of the radiant beauty dazzled on multiple internationally recognized online newspapers and pageant sites. Although the 23-year-old did not make it to the 13 finalists as had been anticipated given ALL the attention she was receiving pre-pageant, everyone watching, whether at home or at designated public spaces screamed with excitement every time her image was reproduced in the video clippings aired on the actual night of the competition. As was rightly said, she united Belizeans at home and abroad and her humility and charm captured the hearts of all those who sought to learn about her, whether through her social media video posts or her stunning pictures in countless unique outfits. At the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts, after introductions and an Ode to Rebecca performed by Justin Castillo, she shared her experience in a one-onone with the audience. While she

admitted to being somewhat nervous about the challenge, she put on her game face as soon as she stepped off the plane in Manila and treaded confidently forward. The sentiment of the majority of Belizeans of course, is that she rocked the stage and did an awesome job in highlighting Belize internationally. David Matus who along with Roberto Pasos helped design Rebecca’s national costume gushed, “she gave light to the costume; she gave back Belize something we’ve never seen for years which is putting us back on the map…She gave hope back to pageantry in Belize. As a designer, we felt proud seeing our piece of work showcased by you.” Rebecca gracefully accepted all the praise. She declared, “the fact that Belize did unite and come together and supported me was an unbelievable feeling. If we can get that support behind anything that happens in Belize— whether it is sports, whether it is music, whatever it is—if we get that support, Belize is going to be unstoppable.” She does not foresee competing in any other pageant. Instead she affirmed, “I am going to continue being myself and just go and talk to these kids and just let them know that I am a regular person. I am Miss Belize yeah, but that’s just a name. You can do anything that you want

REGISTRATION SECTION BLOCK PARCELS San Pedro 7 8845, 8847 & 8921 (Being three parcels of land (being sold in one lot) containing: Parcel No. 8845 - Building 13 [1,320 sq. ft.]a two storey concrete building:- Ground Floor: 3 bedrooms + living/dining/kitchen + front & rear porches; First Floor: 3 bedrooms + living/dining/kitchen + front & rear porches + roof top balcony and lot [0.278 acre]; Parcel No. 8847 Building 18 [2,860 sq. ft.] a three storey concrete building:- Ground floor: 3 bedrooms + living/dining/kitchen + front & rear porches; First Floor: 3 bedrooms + living/dining/kitchen + front & rear porches; Second Floor: 3 bedrooms + living/dining/kitchen + front & rear porches + roof top balcony and lot [0.278]; Parcel No. 8921 [1.48 acres] situate approximately 6 Miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, the freehold properties of Messrs. Meridian Beach Resort Limited surety for Messrs. Landtrust Development Corporation 2. At Parcel No. 8150 situate 8.5 Miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye at 12:00 noon:

REGISTRATION SECTION BLOCK PARCEL San Pedro 7 8150 (Being an incomplete concrete building [approx. 1,620 sq. ft.]and a two storey concrete house [approx. 144 sq. ft. per floor] and land [12.575 acres/mostly undeveloped] situate approximately 8 ½ Miles north of San Pedro Town, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, the freehold of Messrs. Landtrust Ltd. surety for Messrs. Sapphire Beach Belize Owners Group Ltd) TERMS: STRICTLY CASH CASH TERMS: STRICTLY KEVIN A. CASTILLO TELEPHONE: 224-4473 KEVIN A. CASTILLO Email: kevinacas@yahoo.com TELEPHONE: 224 4473 Email: kevinacas@yahoo.com


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INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) BELIZE FOR A CONTRACT TO OPERATE FIVE (5) SOLID WASTE TRANSFER FACILITIES AND SOLID(IFB) WASTEINVITATION DISPOSAL FACILITY INVITATION FORABIDS FOR BIDS IFB Number: 001-2017/2018

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BELIZE

1. The Government of Belize through the Solid Waste Management Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and SusA CONTRACT FIVE FOR (5)bidders SOLID A CONTRACT TRANSFER TO OPERATE FIVE (5) SOLID WASTE TRANSFER tainableFOR Development invite sealed TO bids OPERATE from eligible and qualified for WASTE a Contract to Operate Five (5) Solid Waste Transfer Facilities and a Solid Waste Disposal Facility FACILITIES as set out in moreAND detail A in the Bidding Document: SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES FACILITY AND A SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY

a) Operations (loading/transfer and barging, as necessary, of municipal solid waste), management and maintenance of the following transfer stations: IFB Number: 001-2017/2018 IFB Number: 001-2017/2018 Belize City Mile 3; San Ignacio – Santa Elena; Burrell Boom; San Pedro Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, including all ancillary facilities and appurtenances. 1. The Government of Belize through the Solid Waste 1. Management The Government Authority of Belize of the through Ministry the Solid of Waste Management Authority of the Ministry o b) Operations (landfilling of municipal solid waste), management, maintenance and environmental monitoring of the Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Agriculture, Sustainable Fisheries, Development Forestry, invite the sealed Environment and Sustainable Development invite seale including all ancillary facilities and appurtenances. bids from eligible and and qualified bidders for a Contract bids to Operate fromand eligible Five (5) andSolid qualified Waste bidders Transfer Contract to Operate Five (5) Solid Transfe c) Operations (handling storage), management, maintenance environmental monitoring offor theahazardous waste cell co-located at theWaste Mile 24 Facilities andLandfill, a Solid WasteallDisposal Facility and as Facilities set out in andmore a Solid detailWaste in theDisposal BiddingFacility as set out in more detail in the Biddin Regional Sanitary including ancillary facilities appurtenances.

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2. The Operations Services period is 36 months.

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a) Operations (loading/transfer and barging, as necessary, a) Operations of municipal (loading/transfer solid waste), and barging, as necessary, of municipal solid waste

3. The procurement process for this contract will be generally in compliance with GoB and IDB procurement policies and guidelines and is open to all bidmanagement and maintenance of the following transfer management stations: and Belize maintenance City Mile of 3; the following transfer stations: Belize City Mile 3 ders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Bidding Documents.

San Ignacio – Santa Elena; Burrell Boom; San Pedro San Ignacio Ambergris – Santa CayeElena; and Caye Burrell Boom; San Pedro Ambergris Caye and Cay Caulker, including all ancillary facilities and appurtenances. Caulker, including all ancillary facilities and appurtenances. 4. Qualifications requirements are as follows: b) Operations (landfilling of municipal solid waste), b) Operations management, (landfilling maintenance of municipal and solid waste), management, maintenance an a) For a Bidder to qualify,monitoring it must haveof onthe its team, Solid Wasteenvironmental Management Expert (sub consultant) who 24 hasRegional been actively involved in at least two environmental Mile a24 Regional Sanitary Landfill, monitoring including of the all Mile Sanitary Landfill, including a out of the three typesfacilities of operations listed below, one of which shall be # (1),facilities of at least sizes as mentioned within the last five years immediately ancillary and appurtenances. ancillary andthe appurtenances. prior to the the Bid: and storage), management, c) submission Operations of(handling c) Operations maintenance(handling and environmental and storage), management, maintenance and environmenta 1) Operation of a municipal solid waste landfill facility receiving at least 50 Tonnes per day of waste; monitoring of the hazardous waste cell co-located at monitoring the Mile of 24 the Regional hazardous Sanitary waste cell co-located at the Mile 24 Regional Sanitar 2) Collection and transportation of municipal solid waste in a City or Town of at least 5,000 residents; Landfill, including all ancillary facilities and appurtenances. Landfill, including all ancillary 3) Operation of a transfer station or a material recovery facility processing at least 10 Tonnesfacilities per day. and appurtenances. 2. The TheBidders Operations Servicestoperiod is 36 months. letter2.to The Operations period isprovided 36 months. are required provide a reference the nature of theServices above services from their clients.

3. b)The process will be generally The procurement compliance forGoB thisand contract IDB will be generally in compliance withmanaging GoB and IDB Theprocurement Annual Turnover will befor thethis Netcontract Annual Sales or3.Revenue ofin the Bidderprocess or itswith subcontractors or subconsultants, received for operating, and maintaining solid waste transfer stations and disposal facilities (sanitary landfills) and collection of solid waste: procurement policies and guidelines and is open to allprocurement bidders frompolicies Eligibleand Source guidelines Countries and as is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries a i. the Bidder shouldDocuments. have generated a minimum average turnover the past three (3) years of greater than the equivalent of BZD$1,500,000.00 defined in the Bidding defined in theduring Bidding Documents. per annum. ii. the Bidder should have generated a minimum turnover in at least one year of the three (3) year period of not less than the equivalent of 4. Qualifications requirements are as follows: 4. Qualifications requirements are as follows: BZD$2,500,000.00.

a) For a Bidder to qualify, it must have on its team, aa)Solid ForWaste a Bidder Management to qualify,Expert it must(sub have on its team, a Solid Waste Management Expert (su

consultant) who has been actively involved inOwner at least consultant) two outwho of has three beentypes actively of involved at least two out of the threethe types o c) The Bidder shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the that he/she hasthe in his/her possession or shall in lease, rent or otherwise acquire following equipment to perform the Operations Services operations listed below, one of which shallasbeneeded: # (1),operations of at least listed the sizes below, as mentioned one of which shall be # (1), of at least the sizes as mentione within the last five years immediately prior to the submission within the of the lastBid: five years immediately prior to the submission of the Bid:

Quantity Description 1) Operation of a municipal solid waste landfill facility 1) receiving Operation at of least a municipal solid waste landfill facility receiving at least 1 Track type bulldozer ≥ 200 Hp 50 Tonnes per day of waste; 50 Tonnes per day of waste; 1 Motor road grader ≥ 140 Hp 2)hydraulic Collection and≥ transportation of municipal solid2)waste Collection in a and transportation of municipal solid waste in a 1 Crawler excavator 140 Hp City City or Town of at least 5,000 residents; 5 Front end loader ≥ or 120Town Hp of at least 5,000 residents; Operation of a transfer station or a material recovery 3) facility Operation of a transfer station or a material recovery facility 2 Wheel3) loader/backhoe 1 Water truck with tank and sprinkler ≥15m3 5 Tipper truck ≥ 14m3 1 Engine driven pump 6” 1 Double cab pickup truck 1 Barge or other craft of similar nature Others: sky track loader, bobcat loader, tow heads, trash trailers or equivalent dumper trailers greater than 60 cubic yards capacity, roll on/off containers and associated truck, if possible, stationary compactors with containers for San Pedro and Caye Caulker operations. 5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Solid Waste Management Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development at the address below from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 6. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English, on a Compact Disk (CD) may be obtained free of charge by interested bidders on the submission of a written request to the address below. Alternatively, bidders may make their official request to the email below and receive the Bidding Documents by DropBox. 7. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before April 21st, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Electronic bidding shall not be permitted. Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened on April 21st, 2017 at 1:05 PM in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below. 8. Site visits will be held as follows: (i) On February 23rd, 2017 at 10:30 AM Caye Caulker Transfer Station and 2:30 PM at San Pedro Transfer Station; and (ii) February 24th, 2017 at 09:30 AM Belize City Transfer Station; 11:30 AM Mile 24 Regional Sanitary Landfill and 2:30 PM San Ignacio – Santa Elena Transfer Station. Bidders can visit the Burrell Boom Transfer Station on their own, with prior request to the Owner. 9. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on February 28th, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the DOE Conference Room, Market Square, Belmopan. 10. All bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security of BZD$250,000. 11. The address referred to above is: Solid Waste Management Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, Queen Elizabeth II Blvd., Cohune Walk Area, City of Belmopan, Belize C.A. sw.director@naturalresources.gov.bz


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Joel Borland, Kaya Cattouse & Nashen Ysaguirre Win DigiCell Valentine Classic Belize City, February 12, 2017 Team DigiCell 4G’s Joel Borland won the annual DigiCell Valentine’s 3-day 4-stage cycling tour over the weekend, while Team C-Ray’s Kaya Cattouse won the Female Classic and Team Cabral/Marin’s Nashen Ysaguirre and Gian Lino took the top 2 spots in the Junior race organized by the Cycling Federation of Belize on the George Price Highway on Sunday. Elites 1st Joel Borland – Team DigiCell 4G 8:12:45 - $1,200 prize & phone package 2nd Ron Vasquez – Team SMART - CRay - 8:13:30 - $800 prize 3rd Nissan Arana – Team Westrac Alliance - 8:13:37 - $600 prize 4th Giovanni Choto - Team Imani’s 8:14:18 - $200 prize 5th Brandon Cattouse – Team SMART - 8:14:47 - $100 6th Juan Manuel Yapur – Team Yapurland - 8:14:56 - $75 prize 7th Tarique Flowers – Team Benny’s Megabytes - 8:15:00 - $65 prize 8th Giovanni Lovell Team DigiCell 4G 8:15:02 - $55 prize. 9th Oscar Quiros Jr. – Team SMART 8:15:37 - $45 prize 10th Richard Santiago – Team Benny’s Megabytes - 8:15:42 - $35 prize King of the Sprints - Richard Santiago - 15pts King of the Hills - Joslyn Chavarria – Team DigiCell 4G - 8:16:25 Masters 1st Shane Vasquez – Team SMART 8:15:47 - $250 Prize & DigiCell Package 2nd Robert Liam Stewart – unattached - 8:15:56 - $150 prize 3rd Jose Choto - Team Imani’s 8:17:37 - $100 prize Females rode 48 miles from Roaring Creek to Leslie’s Imports 1st Kaya Cattouse – Team C-Ray 2:48:58 - $250 prize & DigiCell package 2nd Alicia Thompson - Team Belize Bank Swoosh - $150 prize and a trophy 3rd Patricia Chavarria - Team Chavarria Cycling - $100 prize and a trophy 4th Tharalee Ordonez - Team Belize Bank Swoosh - 2:55:57. 5th Kaylynn Gillett - Team Belize Bank Swoosh - 3:04:13. 6th Alicia King - Team Belize Bank Swoosh - 3:08:23. Juniors rode 65 miles from Central Farm to Leslie’s Imports. 1st Nashen Ysaguirre - Team Cabral/ Marin - 2:56:10 - $250 prize & DigiCell package 2nd Gian Lino - Team Cabral/Marin 3:00:21 - $150 prize & trophy 3rd Darnell Augustine - Team WKC Strikers - $100 prize & trophy 4th Carlton Robinson Team WKC Strikers 5th Tevin Chaplin - Team Imani’s 3:04:21. 6th Gerson Lovell - Team Digicell 4G 3:04:30. 7th Shaquire Tillett - Team SMART 8th Kevin Gentle - Team Big Shep 9th Kevaughn Cacho - Team WKC Strikers - 3:07:00. 10th Nelson Zayden Jr. - WKC Strikers Youths 1st Jyven Gonzalez - Team Imani’s 2nd Gian Lovell - DigiCell 4G team 3rd Derrick Chavarria – Team Chavarria Cycling - 3:08:52

Wesley College’s Drayton Jones win Sr long jump

Top 3 Masters: Liam Stewart Shane Vasquez and Jose Choto

Top 3 Juniors: Gian Lino Nashen Ysaguirre and Darnell Augustine

Top 3 Females: Alcia Thompson, Kaya Cattouse and Patricia Chavarria

SCA Girls & Gwen Liz Boys Win CSSSA Football Championship Belize City, February 8, 2017 The St. Catherine Academy girls and the Gwen Lizarraga High School boys will represent the City at this weekend’s National Secondary Schools Sports Association (NSSSA) football championships, hosted by San Pedro High School at the Ambergris Stadium. Defending champs SCA won their 3rd Central Secondary Schools Sports Association CSSSA football championship: 1-0 against the Ladyville Technical High School girls who took 2nd place at the MCC Garden last Wednesday. SCA won Game 2 of the Finals: 1-0 with a goal by Charlize Hunter, after SCA won Game 1 on Monday with goals by Gabriela Mendoza and Jodi Pott. The Gwen Liz boys won the CSSSA championship by an aggregate score of 5-0 over the St. John’s College boys. Jadon “Cheetes” Macgregor from Hattieville

SCA girls

Gwen Liz boys scored 2 goals after Keyron Patnett scored the 1st goal for their 3-0 win in Game 2 of the Finals on Wednesday.

Gwen Liz also won Game 1: 2-0 on Monday, with goals by Keyron Patnett and Michael Deshield.


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E.P. Yorke Girls & Wesley Boys Win 2 Each in CSSSA Softball

EP Yorke Shana Bood scores Belize City, February 13, 2017 The Edward P. Yorke High School girls and the Wesley College boys are leading the Central Secondary Schools Sports Association (CSSSA) softball, winning 2 games apiece in the competition which began at the Rogers Stadium last Wednesday and continued through Monday evening, February 13. Pitcher Jasany Westby struck out 8 batters as she pitched a 3-inning no-hitter to lead the E.P. Yorke girls to a 15-0 win over the

WES' Andrew Green scores Wesley College girls and pitcher Samantha Foreman in the opening game of the tournament last Wednesday. Westby also struck out 6 batters as she pitched another 3-inning no-hitter for the E.P. Yorke girls to win 23-0 over the Sadie Vernon Technical High School girls and pitcher Britney Meighan on Monday, February 13. On Friday, Pitcher Seleaney Goodin struck out 7 batters to lead the Ladyville

Technical High School girls to a 13-10 win over the Maud Williams High School girls. The Ladyville girls collected 5 hits off pitcher N. Gillett who walked 12 batters. Winning pitcher Xylon Belgrove relieved starting pitcher Wilmer Salazar on the mound to lead the Wesley College boys to a 16-9 win over the Gwen Lizarraga high School boys on Thursday. Belgrove also led

SMART Hurricanes, Western Ballaz & Bandits Win in NEBL Basketball

Leroy Louriano vs DGA Quinton Bowen

DGA Lisbey Castillo scored 5pts

Belize City, February 10, 2016 Defending champs SMART Belize Hurricanes, the Cayo Western Ballaz and Belmopan Bandits all enjoyed big wins in the National Elite Basketball league over the weekend. At the St. Catherine auditorium last Friday night, the Hurricanes bounced the Dangriga Dream Ballers 62-60; led by Winston Pratt with 20pts and Leroy Louriano adding 16pts. Akeem Watters and Andrew “Bynum” Ortiz scored 8pts apiece, and Brian White chipped in 5pts. Dream Ballers’ Quinton Bowen scored 16pts, Dillmore Conorquie added 10pts, and Tahj Wells and Akeem “Timmy” Trapp had 8pts apiece. At the Orange Walk Multi-Purpose complex on Friday, Belmopan Bandits outlasted the Running Rebels 76-75 in overtime; led by Greg Rudon with 17pts, and Stephen “Muerte” Williams added 15pts. Edgar Mitchell and Richard Smith III scored 14pts apiece and Keith Acosta and Jamal Harris added 6pts apiece. For the Rebels, James Ewing led with 18pts, Roger Reneau added 16pts, and Randy Usher put up 15pts. Shemar White jammed 9pts, Elvis Olivera had 5pts, and Lennox Bowman and Gabriel Taylor chipped in 4pts apiece. At the Sacred Heart College auditorium in San Ignacio on Saturday, the Cayo Western Ballaz posted their 1st win: 63-56 against Belize City’s No Limit; led by Darwin “Puppy” Leslie and Daniel “Buddy” Nolberto with 14pts apiece. Brandon Flowers added 11pts, James Milton had 6pts and Richard Troyer – 5pts. No Limit’s Kenny Brown scored 16pts, Marcus Lewis added 13pts, and Kyle Young had 8pts. Lincey Lopez tossed in 6pts, and Matthew Young and Kevin Domingo put up 4pts apiece.

the Wesley boys to a 14-11 win over the E.P. Yorke boys on Monday. Pitcher Mark Estelle led the Ladyville Technical high school boys to a 17-1 win over the Sadie Vernon Tech boys in Thursday’s nightcap, collecting 17 hits off Richard Williams’ pitching. The St John’s College boys also hammered the Maud Williams High School boys: 18-7 by mercy rule in 4 innings in Friday’s nightcap.

Belize Bank, Latinos, Tourist Village & BCC Enter BDFA Semi-finals

Latinos FC wins 2-1 vs KHMH Belize City, February 9, 2016 The Belize Bank, Latinos FC, Tourist Village FC and Belize City Council have won thru to the Belize District Football Association’s Inter-office semi-finals at the MCC Garden with wins last Wednesday and Thursday nights. On Wednesday night, Tourist Village eliminated National Aggregates 6-5 in sudden death penalties. John Castro and Carlos Lino scored for Tourist Village, while Andre Alvarado and Jihad Ahmad equalized for National Aggregates in regulation time to end in a 2-2 draw. In penalties, Thomas Castro, John Castro, Albert Thurton, Parnell Graham, Jonathan Mulligan and David Bennett scored for Tourist Village. For National Aggregates, goalkeeper Sean Stevens, Clive Reyes, Andre Alvarado, Rojan Baptist and Jaslyn Cadle scored their penalties, but Tourist Village keeper Ezra Deshield stopped Aggregates’

8th try. In Wednesday’s nightcap, Latinos FC had to come from behind to eliminate the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital 2-1, when Jermaine “Bowfoot” Zuniga scored first for KHMH, but Latinos’ Maynor Hernandez equalized 1-1 in the 62nd minute and Kember Staine scored Latinos’ 2nd goal in the 65th minute.’ BCC eliminated Belize Water Services: 1-0 with a strike by Edon “Yellowman” Rowley. In Thursday’s nightcap, the Belize Bank eliminated Belize Telemedia 3-2, after Jael Ottley and Shawn Moriera scored for Telemedia to lead 2-0. Quince Briceño scored 2 goals for Belize Bank and Francisco “Peely” Briceño added a 3rd goal: 3-2. Upcoming games on Thursday, February 16: Belize Bank vs. Tourist Village Latinos FC vs. BCC.


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THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE 14th February 2017 Dear friends and Supporters: Greetings. As you have already seen, 2017 will be a year of increased activity in our Party. Also, in 2017 we will be actively taking on the UDP, calling them out for their gross incompetence, corruption and hypocrisy. By now it is clear to everyone that the UDP is completely out of touch with the Belizean people. In an effort to try and cover up the many problems they face, they have engaged in a great deal of orchestrated distractions, none more obvious than their efforts concerning Michael Ashcroft and the foreign arbitration awards. I first wish to make it absolutely clear that we will always stand with the people of Belize, as we always have and always will. The PUP is Belize. This year, when Mr. Barrow and his incompetent government introduced the Crown Proceeding (Amendment) Act and the Central Bank of Belize International Immunities (Amendment) Act two UDP poorly drafted new laws in the National Assembly, he said this was done to protect Belize’s foreign reserves. In a show of our solidarity with the Belizean people, although we had no prior notice of these proposed laws and no opportunity to consult or receive proper advice on their merits, we did what we felt was in the best interest and in the service of the people of Belize and all PUP members of the House and the Senate voted in favour of these laws. Based on advice I have received from the PUP legal adviser, it is now clear that the foreign reserves of Belize held in the USA are completely secure and at no risk of being attached by Michael Ashcroft or anyone else. Mr. Barrow blatantly lied to the House of Representatives. Also, attached to this letter is an explanatory note, which helps to clarify the position of Senator Courtenay’s law firm. With the UDP’s popularity and approval rating at an all time low, they now seek to attack and fight at every turn in their efforts to distract from any real issues. In particular, they have attacked Senator Eamon Courtenay. However, this UDP attack is not about Eamon Courtenay or these laws. The UDP is afraid of Eamon Courtenay. They are afraid of the man who had the former Director of Immigration confess to the mass illegal nationalities and registrations. This is UDP fraud. Now the UDP want him out of the Senate because they fear he will soon begin to question these corrupt ministers. No doubt, the UDP fears what will be uncovered when Senator Courtenay

skillfully exposes their heedless corruption. Of course this sideshow will not distract the people from the real issues: • the theft of the 2012 and 2015 general elections through massive voter fraud; • the illegitimacy of this UDP government; • the absolute need for reregistration to stop the UDP fraud in national elections; • the Sarstoon debacle and the destruction of our territorial integrity at the hands of Guatemala and this inept UDP government; • the rank and rampant corruption in every corner of this UDP government; • the refusal of Andre Vega to return the $400,000.00 from a questionable land compensation done by his father the former Minister of Lands; • the increasing likelihood of default on the UDP superbond; • the complete mismanagement of government finances and our country’s economy teetering on the brink of bankruptcy; • the impendent increase of taxes on an already overtaxed people to raise another $100 million in new taxes; • the retrenchment of specific public officers to cut $200 million in government expenditures; • the secret agreements between Barrow and Ashcroft that led to a payout in excess of over a half billion dollars to Ashcroft, almost entirely in US currency and now leaves us faced with the real prospect of devaluation; • the over $600,000.00 so called compensation paid to the Prime Minster’s son after three years as the executive chairman of BTL; • the peddling of the shares of BEL, BWSL and BTL to different wealthy Belizeans and financial institutions including using the people’s money from Social Security to try to cover their wasteful spending and corruption. We, as a Party, need to focus on and hammer home these issues. This illegitimate, corrupt and incompetent UDP government has run our country into the ground. It is time that we all stand up across Belize. It is time that we save our country from this bogus Barrow and the UDP. This is the only way we can take our country out of the crisis it faces and end the suffering of our people. This must be our work, our singular focus in service of the people. We must get on with the business of building a Belize that works for everyone. Yours faithfully, John Briceño Party Leader

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MY PERSPECTIVE By Dolores Balderamos Garcia

GO UWG!!!

Last week Saturday was an important day for the United Women's Group, the Women's movement of the People's United Party. President of the group Tanya Santos convened what she styled a Strategic Planning Meeting at Independence Hall, home of the PUP. About twenty-six women participants and a few men in supportive roles brought to fruition a serious morning and afternoon session of brainstorming and commitments for the way forward. Tanya was elected only a few months ago as UWG leader, and already she is giving off great vibes and demonstrating her eagerness to shake things up and get the group moving. Party Leader Johnny Briceño stopped by to share his ideas with us, and he stayed on for a good deal of the time as we discussed and planned our future. I viewed my participation not as a keynote speaker. I didn't only want to get up and pontificate. Instead I helped to lead some of our discussions on the history of the United Women's Group, women owning our critical role in national governance, and identifying our goals and objectives as a vital arm of our political party. There are two major planks of our deliberations in my view. First, I believe that it is so important for us to sensitize ourselves to gender issues. I do not believe that women are automatically more aware of social issues than men are. We all need to focus keenly on the social fabric of our country and train ourselves and others to appreciate this gender perspective. Similarly, as I have said before, women leaders do not always bring gender awareness to their work. My feeling is that Tanya and our UWG sisters who are now leading the charge need to adopt and incorporate this gender perspective into our role and our work. Secondly, I feel very strongly that the United Women's Group must not merely be an

auxiliary to the party itself. Yes, we must do our part in promoting the work of the party, but we are not just helpmates to our male colleagues. The United Women's Group must be a strong, independent party arm and we must have a strong and independent voice. To this end I was very pleased that the session included working groups which discussed and formulated goals and objectives from this independent and gender sensitized point of view. Yes, we have to raise money in order to carry on activities and mobilize groups in all districts. And yes, there have to be events and activities. Women are very good at cooperating and jumping into the tasks at hand. PUP women must Stay Engaged, Agitate, Campaign and Contest!!! Also, we need to be able to speak quickly and cogently to the issues of the day. Public relations and visibility will be extremely beneficial. And the SWOT Analysis identified crucial factors to be addressed. Some of our Strengths include a very proud history of women's involvement and women leaders and major accomplishments for women and children. Weaknesses admittedly would be at times a lack of continuity in the group's work and the perception of the party as a whole as needing more urgent reform. Opportunities, however, are many. We can use the social media in spreading the message and Belizeans are fed up of the corrupt business-asusual of the UDP administration. Threats would have to include the difficulty of sustaining a message of hope to a jaded electorate. However, I feel that the Opportunities far outweigh the difficulties faced. The UWG is receiving a shot in the arm from the new participation of young and dynamic women who are ready to roll up their sleeves and to begin taking on the tasks. The women of the party are more than ready to show that we are different and better than the other gals and guys. The future does look positive. I say emphatically: “GO UNITED WOMEN'S GROUP!!!

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DERELICTION OF DUTY: GOB FAILS TO MEET UNESCO DEADLINE AGAIN! The Belize Barrier Reef was placed on the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger in 2009 because of concerns on the sale, lease and development of mangrove islands, and the absence of a solid regulatory framework aimed at ensuring its exceptional and unique values remain. Furthermore in 2010, the World Heritage Committee expressed its serious concerns about the potential for oil developments within and immediately adjacent to the iconic World Heritage site. Belize’s Prime Minister agreed with UNESCO to a road map called the Desired State of Conservation in January 2015, to remove the Belize Barrier Reef off the black list. The removal would signal that government regulations and policies are providing a conducive and supportive environment for the integrity of the reef. This is especially as the tourism and fishing industries depend on the optimal functioning of Belize’s marine ecosystems. It a clear act of omission and dereliction of duty to this important national resource, as the Government of Belize has once again failed to submit a report to UNESCO which was due on February 1st, 2017. This report is called the State Party Report in which the

government is required to explicitly state all the measures it is taking to have our only World Heritage Site removed from the blacklist. It is not clear whether the Government is working of a report or have completely forgotten about this important international obligation. Instead of focusing on ensuring the protection of the reef, the Government has been continuing to pursue offshore oil permitting damaging development on the islands near the reef. Multibeam surveys planned for last month in January were cancelled only after outcry from conservation organizations and tourism stakeholders.

NOTICE BY ORDER OF CHARGEE NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SELL HOLY REDEEMER CREDIT UNION LIMITED a statutory body formed and registered under the Credit Union Act, Chapter 314 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, and whose registered office is situated at No. 1 Hyde’s Lane, Belize City, Belize District hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Chargee under and by virtue of a Charge registered at the Land Registry between IGNACIO ALBERT MAHUNG JR. of the one part and HRCU of the other part. HRCU will at the expiration of three months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the Schedule below. ALL offers to purchase the said property must be made in writing to Holy Redeemer Credit Union Limited from whom full particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained.

SCHEDULE ALL THAT piece or parcel of land comprising 1016.7 square yards being Parcel 535, Block 45 in the King’s Park Registration Section situate at No. 5537 Cor. Princess Margaret Drive and Moguel Street, Belize City, Belize District, TOGETHER with all buildings and erections standing and being thereon, the freehold property of IGNACIO ALBERT MAHUNG JR. DATED this 7th day of February 2017 HOLY REDEEMER CREDIT UNION LIMITED 1 HYDE’S LANE, BELIZE CITY, BELIZE Phone: (501) 224-5644 Fax: (501) 223-0738


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THINKING OUT LOUD BY: KEVIN BERNARD

I like to think that I’m a straight-up, plain talking person and politician. It’s a pity that some of our leaders today have made ‘politics’ a dirty word, and have made it hard for our residents to trust us anymore. Those who have followed my time as Mayor of Orange Walk Town know that I am a different brand of politician. I believe in service. I believe in transparency. I believe in integrity in the management of the Council’s affairs and I believe in hard work and service. I am proud to say that I have had the opportunity to see the visionary servant of the people, George Price at work, and have also been privileged to work hand in hand with our current Party Leader, John Briceño. So I have learned from the very best the importance of REAL service. In just the past week, as promised, the Council has concluded two important projects within town limits. One was the placement of a pedestrian ramp on the busy road near Solomon’s SDA School, and the other was a pedestrian ramp near the Louisiana School. They weren’t multi-million dollar projects by any stretch of the imagination, but they are significant because they will protect our children. It is a real pity that the multiple requests to the Central Government and the Area Representative to assist with these projects were ignored. But I don’t have time to waste on pointing out the inadequacy of those that should represent us in government. It makes no sense to engage in a useless back and forth. The work needed to be done, and without any assistance from Central Government, we got it done. I want to take the opportunity to assure the people of Orange Walk Town, those who also fall within the Orange Walk East constituency - the work will continue. I notice that Mr. Aragon is still whining on Facebook. That is his problem, not ours. He is a very junior politician, and hasn’t yet realized that the era of promises without delivery

of those promises is over. He has become distracted with his photo opportunities as the junior Minister of Police. He likes when the cameras are flashing. But he forgot that cameras didn’t elect him. The people of Orange Walk East elected him. He has to serve you, and convince you that he is a good representative who takes your demands seriously. He has to convince you that he cares – and he has to work. He needs to stop talking and start working. I’m actually pleased that he woke up when he realized that the Orange Walk Town Council is preparing to embark on an intensive works program in the east. Mr. Aragon has been sleeping for a long time now. I see him boasting because he managed to get the equipment from the Ministry of Works to assist him. He should have been doing that since November 2015 when he was elected to serve. He’s on Facebook naming streets which are in deplorable condition in the lower area. The people know the conditions of the streets. What he should have been doing is fixing them. The Orange Walk Town Council will be embarking on a massive paving project within weeks, and the first phase should see at least 8 major streets completely rehabilitated. To date, we have completed 35 streets in Orange Walk Town and the works will continue. I give my commitment to the people of the east that they will see an almost immediate improvement in their infrastructure. I also invite you to bring your queries and concerns into the Council and we will see how we can get them addressed efficiently and effectively. I am tired, and I’m sure you all are too, of politicians who just talk and profile. I am tired of politicians who make empty promises week after week, moth after month, term after term – and every election the people still have the same issues affecting them. Join us as we work to serve ALL residents of Orange Walk Town.

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By: Eduardo Santos Over the past week we have been bombarded by the government’s propaganda machinery on the alleged ‘conflict of interest’ of Senator Eamon Courtenay. The much touted reason for the accusation is that as a lawyer, Senator Courtenay is one of the attorneys for parties that are engaged in legal litigations against the government of Belize. In the eyes of the deformed mentality of our present government, it is unacceptable to hold an opinion that is contrary to that of the UDP. On Friday, January 29, 2017, without consulting the Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Johnny Briceño, the present government passed the Central Bank of Belize (International Immunities) Bill, 2017 which outlined that it would be strengthening the government position to shield itself from foreign judgments against asset held in foreign institutions. Because the PUP was ill prepared for this bill, it unanimously supported the motion and here is where the problem began. If the government had done a little research in regards to legal precedent concerning foreign reserves held in US banks, it would have come across a ruling in 2011 of the case of NML Capital v. Banco Central de la Republica Argentina et al, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 10-1487. Judge Jose Cambranes of the federal appeals court in New York ruled that U.S. law shields property of a foreign central bank used for traditional central banking activities, regardless of whether the bank is "independent" from its parent state. This extraordinary ruling in essence made the Central Bank of Belize (International Immunities) Bill, 2017 quite unnecessary when it comes to our foreign reserves held in the US. While the government is now going on an all-out blitzkrieg to tarnish Senator Courtenay’s reputation, little is being said about the conflict of interest that exists within the present administration. Prior to being removed as the minister in charge of our natural resources, there existed some blatant conflicts of interest where the family members of the minister held high posi-

tions. The ministry was in such a disarray that even the Prime Minister had to acknowledge it and the subsequent Minister of Natural Resources referred to the ministry as being run as a private business. Will the government ever do an investigation into the ministry and bring criminal action against those involved? No it will not! By turning a blind eye to the issues, our government is neglecting its mandate as the defender of the constitution. Another form of a real conflict of interest that is being practiced by the government is the selection of law firms to represent Belize in the endless litigation both international and domestic. Without any transparency or accountability, we can see that the law firms that represent the government have family ties with the Prime Minster. Was there any consultation in regard to the selection process or was it just the whim of the Prime Minster? After the Government of Belize nationalized Belize Telemedia Limited, he installed one of his sons in the post of Chief Executive Officer. Upon his taking over the prestigious position, there were attempts by the members of the opposition in the House of Representative to clarify his remuneration and expenses but this was always thwarted by the Prime Minister. Not to be left behind, another son of the Prime Minister was elevated to the post of Musical Ambassador. After being dormant for a very long time, that son is now attempting to showcase himself as he had already made it known that he wants to seek nominations as standard bearer for the Mesopotamia division (Michael Finnegan is his maternal uncle). With all these examples of conflict of interest, including the fact that the Prime Minister’s law firm continues to represent Lord Ashcroft’s interests in Belize, our government has the audacity to label Senator Courtenay when in their own government there exists instances that are criminal in nature. After investigating the laws of the United States, we can see that it would not be advisable to try to crowfoot the foreign reserves of Belize. Instead of listening to the idle chatter of the government hacks, it is advisable to do your due diligence and formulate an opinion based on facts instead of fiction and false logic.


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TOO “FACEY”!!! ELECTIONS CHAIRMAN SEES NO EVIL

By: Norris Hall BEING “facey” is a good and concise colloquialism to describe the audacity and the arrogance of the new politically appointed Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission. But it may be deeper than that - perhaps even illegal. It is certainly unconstitutional. He wants to further delay correcting what must be fixed to ensure a fair electoral process. In the face of mounting evidence that the recent general elections of 2012 and 2015 may have been fraudulent, he declared recently that a long overdue re-registration of voters and re-districting will not be held until after the City Council and Municipal elections slated for March of 2018. This is obvious manipulation to continue to gain political advantage. The government also wants to expand the Legislature by eight or ten more seats. The House of Representatives now has 31 representatives. This would be more costly and unnecessary. It will create political redundancy. It would be unwarranted. A POLITICAL TOOL THAT LACKS INTEGRITY The election law calls for a redivision of the electorate every ten years and for a more equitable distribution of voters in the country’s electoral divisions. This is to ensure proportional representation. The last time this was done was in 1996. There should be no further delay in fixing this fraudulent system that has served this government well. The Elections and Boundaries Commission has an obligation to get this right now. But it has rather become an election fixer that functions as one of the government’s political tools. It has legitimized a contaminated voters’ roll. This is evident. It has condoned electoral fraud and turned a blind eye to tampering with the voters list. It continues to ignore the recommendations of international “Election Observers.” There is no mathematical justification for the expansion of the Legislature. But re-districting is urgent if we are to safeguard our democracy. The Commission, over the past twenty years, has failed to fulfill its constitutional responsibility to fix the system to ensure the equitable redistribution of the electorate in a functional democracy. A flagrant example of this unacceptable situation is in Belize City. This is where the political power base is entrenched with a disproportionate amount of seats in the Legislature in relation to the combined size of constituencies and number of voters. The Queen Square Division in Belize City is one of these. This is one of the smallest constituencies in the

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country. It is also the stronghold of the current Prime Minister. Another such example is the Fort George Division. This is also the stronghold of a former Prime Minister. These are examples of disproportional representation. THE DEROGATORY “OUT DISTRICTS” The Elections and Boundaries Commission must no longer delay in its work to streamline the electoral process which appears to be dysfunctional and fraudulent. There has to be re-districting, redrawing the electoral map and sanitizing the voters’ register to ensure fair elections that will preserve our democracy. The revamping of the system will decentralize the political power base of the two major political parties - the People’s United Party and the United Democratic Party - out of Belize City which was the center of colonial rule. There are also other socio-political dynamics in such a move that would empower the majority of the electorate who live outside of Belize City in rural and urban areas. They are the lifeblood of the national economy. Yet they continue to be regarded by some, in a colonial derogatory, as “the people from the out districts”.Their contribution to the national economy is not reflected in our politics that is dominated by the Belize City electorate and politicians. The spread of the government’s national budget is unequal and ensures more spending to sustain their political power in Belize City. This is in spite of the stark contrast to the rising level of poverty and dependency that exist in Belize City in comparison to the rest of the country. This is not to say that poverty is not on the rise nationally. It is and significantly! The new Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission cannot be allowed to maintain the corrupt status quo. Demands must now be made for the Commission to fix the system before the elections in twelve months. The Opposition must demand this and must get out in the trenches to educate the electorate. The appointment of this Chairman has been received with much chagrin. He may choose to continue the perpetuation of fraudulent elections machinery. His feet must be held to the fire. REVELATIONS AT SENATE HEARING With the current Senate Select Committee hearing taking place to investigate the massive passport and immigration scandal, the integrity and legitimacy of the Barrow Administration is being called into question. There is a crescendo of allegations of voter fraud and the padding of the voters list coming out of this Senate inquiry. Five or more ministers in the government along with senior immigration officials have been implicated in a scandalous expose by the Auditor-General (AG).

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Every effort was made by the government for a cover-up. When it failed, the Prime Minister began to vilify and to castigate the AG. A former Director of Immigration provided overwhelming evidence of massive fraud where thousands of immigrants who did not qualify were granted nationality with fraudulent Belizean passports and Belizean resident status. This was in order to pad the voters list for the two recent national elections. Notwithstanding national security, these immigrants came mainly from Guatemala with some coming from El Salvador. Also testifying was a former Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of immigration who told the Senate Select Committee that the current de facto Minister of Immigration knew of this multi-million dollar passports and visas scandal. The Chairman, who has been a member of the Barrow Cabinet as a Senator, a Police Minister and also held key positions cannot pretend that he was not aware of the scam. Nor can he deny knowledge that one of the main architects in the racket, a Junior Minister for Immigration, was appointed, unconstitutionally, by the Prime Minister. VOTERS REGISTER RIDDLED WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS The decision of the Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission to postpone the housecleaning of the electoral machinery has created a

firestorm of protest from the Opposition People’s United Party, a fledging young political group - the Belize Progressive Party and the powerful Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) that brought the Prime Minister to his knees last year with their demands for an end to corruption and good governance. LOOKING BEYOND The Senate inquiry must look outside its Chambers. It will find what corrupt money can buy. There is evidence that apart from real estate investments, at home and abroad, certain ministers of government, certain immigration officials, have been investing and living way beyond and above their pay scale. A Forensic Auditor should easily be able to determine the extent of the corruption and personal enrichment by those fingered in the AG’s report. The Integrity Commission, as it exists, is simply a toothless body-it chooses to be! It is simply a showpiece of government flunkies, to appease the demands of the populace. It is also important for the Senate Select Committee to question a current Senior Immigration Officer who was deep in the mix and who was a very dear friend of the Minister of Immigration. She is now using her maternal condition to wiggle out of testifying to the Senate. She must. She is a key witness!! This fat lady must be made to sing!!

NOTICE For Sale By Order of the Mortgagee Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., a company duly registered under the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition, 2000, and having its registered office at Cor. Albert and Bishop Streets, Belize City, Belize, hereby gives notice of its intention to exercise its power of sale as Mortgagee under a Deed of Mortgage made the 31st day of August 1999, between MIGUEL TZIB of San Antonio Village, Cayo District (hereinafter called “the Borrower”) of the one part and THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (hereinafter called “the Mortgagee”) of the other part, and recorded in Deeds Book Volume 28 of 1999 at Folios 797- 822, the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. will at the expiration of two months from the date of the first publication of this notice sell the property described in the schedule hereto. All offers to purchase the said property must be made in writing and full particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from the said Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd. SCHEDULE ALL THAT LEASEHOLD INTEREST IN ALL THAT piece or parcel of land being Lot No. 51 situate in San Antonio Village, Cayo District, and bounded as follows: On the Northeast for a distance of approximately 113 feet to a concrete pillar; On the Southeast by a road and a lot for Modesto Gutierrez; On the Southwest by a road and a lot of Feliz Tzib; On the Northwest by a lot now or formerly belonging to Feliz Tzib containing approximately 1666 square yards as can be found on Tracing 89 being a Field Plan of San Antonio Village in which same can be seen at the office of the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys TOGETHER with all building and erections standing and being thereon. DATED this 9th day of February, 2017. MUSA & BALDERAMOS LLP 91 North Front Street Belize City Attorneys-at-Law for Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd.


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Safeguard Jobs for Belizeans

NOTICE

Notice of Appointment of a Liquidator under Section 204 of the BVI Business Company Act. Notice of Appointment of a Liquidator under Section 204 of the BVI Business Company Act.

BARBOUR FINANCIAL S.A. (In Voluntary Liquidation)

MARFIN HOLDING LTD. Voluntary Liquidation) NOTICE is hereby given (In pursuant to Section 204, subsection (b) of the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 that the Company is in voluntary liquidation. The NOTICE hereby given pursuanton to 3Section 204, subsection (b) of theisBVI voluntaryisliquidation commenced February 2017. The Liquidator Mr. Business Companies 2004 that the Company voluntary liquidation. The th in Floor, Nicanor de Obarrio Eligio Rodriguez of Act, Credicorp Bank Plaza, 26is voluntary liquidation 2 February 2017. th Street, commenced Avenue, 50 Panama City,on Republic of Panama.

The Liquidator is Mr.

Eligio Rodriguez of Credicorp Bank Plaza, 26 th Floor, Nicanor de Obarrio Avenue, 50th Street, City, Republic of Panama. day ofPanama February, 2017. Dated this 3rd

Dated this 2nd day of February, 2017. _________________________ (Signed) Eligio Rodriguez Voluntary Liquidator

By Gilroy Usher Sr. A mother, her common-law husband who is a construction worker and their six children have been experiencing severe hard times in Belize City for the past three months because the husband cannot find a job in his field of work to care for his family. At numerous construction sites the husband is repeatedly told that there is no vacancy but he observes that most of the employed persons are immigrants. This lack of jobs for our people is a major problem that needs immediate attention. Only with jobs can our people care for their families and escape the cycle of grinding poverty To help achieve that just objective jobs for the Belizean people, one of the things that the government must do is carefully control the issuance of work permits. Such permits should not be issued to any number of immigrants who apply for them. The wanton issuance of work permits is counterproductive to the national interest. Excess work permits cause immigrants to saturate the job market for manual labor. This drives the price for such work far below the minimum wage which is already at starvation level. The situation also makes it harder for Belizeans to find employment because most employers hire the cheapest labor to maximize their profit. To help safeguard jobs for Belizeans, government should also conduct a survey to determine the average number of immigrant laborers that are needed in the country yearly. Once the figure is determined, only that number of work permits should then be issued to safeguard needed jobs for our people. Secondly in pursuit of the just objective, labor officers need to leave their air-conditioned offices and conduct regular spot checks at the various construction sites to ensure that illegal immigrants aren’t depriving Belizeans of jobs that they are able and ready to do. In preserving jobs for our people, the government should also insist that businesses hire as many roots Belizeans as possible. This hiring policy is necessary because a number of business owners in the country are only hiring persons of their ethnicity to access

an endless supply of very cheap labor. One of the businesses guilty of that unfair hiring practice is Li Chee Fry Chicken in front of ITVET on Freetown Rd. in Belize City. Roots Belizeans have made the owner of that establishment wealthy by purchasing thousands of dollars worth of chicken from it every day. Nevertheless, of more than 30 employees the establishment doesn’t hire a single roots Belizean to clean, cut up, fry or serve its chicken. Li Chee doesn’t hire roots Belizeans to even wash the dishes or clean the floor. Such disrespect for Belizean workers must come to an end. Our people can also do their part to get employment at such businesses by using the media to denounce their hiring practices and stop patronizing them with their hard earned dollars until they begin to treat Belizean workers fairly. The government should further assist in safeguarding jobs for Belizeans by increasing the fines for illegal workers in the country as well as the fine for businesses that hire such persons. This disgraceful situation in which immigrant workers are allowed to have the market for manual laborers almost exclusively for themselves in our own country must be stopped. We can’t pay bills with roundabouts. We can’t cook concrete streets. We can’t pay for our children’s education with nepotism. We can’t uplift ourselves with massive ministerial corruption and we can’t better our lives with $20.00 from a UDP Area Representative once per month. That is why the government needs to help safeguard jobs for Belizeans by ending the indiscriminate, bucket full issuance of work permits for any number of immigrants who want to be hired as manual laborers in this country.

_________________________ (Signed) Eligio Rodriguez Voluntary Liquidator Notice of Appointment of a Liquidator under Section 204 of the BVI Business Company Act.

NOTICE

Notice of Appointment of a Liquidator under Section 204 of the BVI Business Company Act.

MARFIN HOLDING LTD. (In Voluntary Liquidation)

MARFIN HOLDING LTD. NOTICE is hereby given (In pursuant to Section 204, subsection (b) of the BVI Voluntary Liquidation) Business Companies Act, 2004 that the Company is in voluntary liquidation. The voluntaryisliquidation commenced February 2017. The Liquidator Mr. NOTICE hereby given pursuanton to 2Section 204, subsection (b) of theisBVI th Floor, Nicanor de Obarrio Eligio Rodriguez of Act, Credicorp Bank Plaza, 26is Business Companies 2004 that the Company in voluntary liquidation. The th Street, Panama City, Republic of Panama. Avenue, 50 voluntary liquidation commenced on 2 February 2017.

The Liquidator is Mr.

Eligio Rodriguez of Credicorp Bank Plaza, 26 th Floor, Nicanor de Obarrio day ofPanama February, 2017. Dated this 2nd Avenue, 50th Street, City, Republic of Panama.

_________________________ (Signed) Dated this 2nd day of February, 2017. Eligio Rodriguez Voluntary Liquidator _________________________ (Signed) Eligio Rodriguez Voluntary Liquidator

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PUBLIC AUCTION SALE: PROPERTY North Ambergris Caye, Belize District BY ORDER of the Receiver, Sueno Del Mar Limited, Licensed Auctioneer Kevin A. Castillo will sell the following property ON SITE [13 Miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize District] on Monday 27th February 2017 at 11:00 am: SUENO DEL MAR RESORT - 13 MILES NORTH OF SAN PEDRO TOWN, AMBERGRIS CAYE

REGISTRATION SECTION BLOCK San Pedro 7

PARCEL 8843

(Being Sueno Del Mar Resort situate 13 Miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye and includes: Palapa Bar & Grill; Two Swimming Pools; Direct TV Satellite System; Isotropic Satellite Internet System; Electrical System provided by Belize Electricity Ltd.; Resort Electricity back-up Generator; 45,0000 gallon resort water storage; Laundry Facility; Guest Storage; Staff Housing; Resort Maintenance Storage; 32 ft. Boat with 2 - 200 HP Yamaha Outboard Motors; 9 Resort Villa Buildings (36 villas are partially furnished and 3 villas unfurnished) (32 two bedroom villas) (6 one bedroom villas) (1 three bedroom villa); on 9.6 acres of land with 506 feet of frontage on the Caribbean Sea in the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve, Ambergris Caye, Belize District, the freehold property of Messrs. Sueno Del Mar Limited

TERMS: PAYMENT BY UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY TERMS: STRICTLY CASH KEVIN A. CASTILLO TELEPHONE: 224 4473 Email: kevinacas@yahoo.com


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l Partido Democrático Unido ha lanzado una campaña feroz y muy costosa contra el Senador Eamon Courtenay. Están utilizando dólares de los contribuyentes para financiar anuncios incesantes en los medios de comunicación y han dado rienda suelta a sus gamberros para emprender el esfuerzo muy concertado a los medios de comunicación social. Aquí en este periódico no gastaremos tiempo excesivo en la defensa del Senador Courtenay. Él es muy capaz de defenderse por sí mismo. La propaganda UDP afirma que Courtenay tomaría parte por su cliente en contra de su país. Afirman que en la capacidad profesional de Courtenay como abogado y su representación de empresas pertenecientes al Señor Ashcroft, existe un conflicto de intereses. Afirmamos y mantenemos, que dicha afirmación es falsa y sin fundamento. Courtenay ha demostrado su lealtad al país, hasta el punto en que ha hecho que aquellos en el lado opuesto se pongan muy nerviosos. Esta afirmación del UDP es derrotada de antemano por el hombre que es su líder. El bufete de Dean Oliver Barrow también representa al Señor Ashcroft. El Primer Ministro de este país ha hecho importantes sumas de dinero de esa representación antes y durante el litigio sobre BTL e incluso ahora. De hecho, cuando Dean Barrow viajó a Miami en septiembre de 2015 para firmar el acuerdo secreto del cheque en blanco, con su amigo Lord Michael Ashcroft, llevo a su socio de bufete para firmar como testigo de dicho acuerdo. Él, nuestro Primer Ministro, ha negado divulgar cuánto dinero hizo su despacho procedente de ese acuerdo secreto de M $557. Lo hemos dicho antes y lo diremos otra vez. Hay algo muy insólito en la relación del Primer Ministro con el Señor Michael Ashcroft. Hay algo muy fuera de lugar en la secuencia de eventos post-2008 en cuanto al Señor Ashcroft se refiere. Toda la relación, el aparentemente interminable litigio seguido por un acuerdo secreto y ahora más litigios, ha beneficiado a muy pocas personas en este país. En todos los sentidos y a cada paso, le ha beneficiado a Lord Ashcroft. No ha perdido un solo centavo. Se podría decir que ha hecho muy buenas ganancias sobre su inversión, gracias a su amigo Dean Barrow. ¿Además de Ashcroft, quien más se ha beneficiado? Es una pista fácil a seguir. Dean Oliver se ha beneficiado sin duda tanto profesionalmente como personalmente. La ex esposa de Dean Oliver y su despacho se han beneficiado. El socio del bufete de Dean Oliver y su firma de abogados se han beneficiado. Se ha beneficiado el hermano de Dean Oliver. El hijo de Dean Oliver se ha beneficiado. Y luego hay la selección de compinches UDP como Net Vásquez que se han beneficiado de la nacionalización de BTL de una manera u otra. Este es un círculo muy pequeño y muy rico, el de los Barrow, amigos y familiares de Dean Oliver!

Y luego, la revelación por el Líder del PUP John Briceño en una conferencia de prensa el lunes pasado... que el gobierno está tratando activamente de vender acciones de las mismas BTL, BEL y BWSL nacionalizadas. Verás, el gobierno está en quiebra y necesita dinero desesperadamente. Hubo confirmación esta semana por el secretario de finanzas Joe Waight que aumentarán los "impuestos". El Sr. Barrow está teniendo dificultades para cumplir con su nómina de salarios mensual y si no fuera por algún dinero de Taiwán que llego justo a tiempo, la situación habría alcanzado niveles de crisis. Se dice que el gobierno necesita recaudar $200 M de la venta de sus acciones de BTL, BWSL y BEL. Pero quién tendrá esa cantidad de dinero para pagar por esas acciones. Se dice que el Seguro Social se ha negado a considerar esta propuesta. ¿Le suena el nombre Michael Ashcroft? ¿Podría ser que el Primer Ministro realmente está contemplando venderle las mismas acciones de nuestras utilidades a este mismo individuo que él ha llamado Paria y depredador? Hay quienes afirman que sí y que mientras contemplamos ese escenario extraño, ya ratos se llegó a un acuerdo. Si de hecho hay un traidor en algún tipo de relación con el Señor Ashcroft, Dean Oliver Barrow es el candidato mucho más probable. ¿Si hay cualquier conflicto de intereses en cuanto a una relación con Lord Ashcroft, no sería esta la alianza a largo plazo muy lucrativa, muy interesante del Primer Ministro con el Lord? Esa alianza le ha costado cientos de millones a los Beliceños... dinero que generaciones venideras seguirán luchando por pagar mucho después de que el Primer Ministro salga del poder, quizás para disfrutar de cócteles en el yate de su amigo. La campaña para calumniar al Senador Eamon Courtenay se ha lanzado sólo como una distracción. El Señor Ashcroft y la cuenca en la que hemos caído como resultado de la mala gestión del Primer Ministro y la relación incestuosa con su amigo multimillonario es una conveniente maniobra de distracción. Pronto llegara el día para que a los ministros sean llamados ante el Comité Selecto Especial del Senado para responder por sus fechorías. Hay alegatos de que Elvin Penner está preparado para decirlo todo y dar a conocer nombres. El Senador Courtenay es un bulldog en el Senado. Él ha sido capaz de exprimirle el jugo rancio a los que han aparecido, pero está claro que lo que se ha revelado es sólo la punta del iceberg. El UDP no puede permitirse tener ministros cuestionados por el Senador Courtenay. Ya se habla de Senadores UDP boicoteando los procedimientos en una farsa de protesta, a Courtenay, o bien de algún retraso prolongado que pudiera ser orquestado. No hay nadie tan ciego como quien no quiere ver. Pero los ojos de los Beliceños están abiertos. Ellos saben quién es el verdadero traidor. Él se sienta en la cabecera de la mesa en el gabinete de Gobierno.


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Estados Unidos han deportado 5 mil hondureños este año

Washington envía cerca de 3 vuelos semanales con hondureños ilegales.

Trabajadores mueven sacos que contienen billetes de bolívares venezolanos en Salto de Guairá, Paraguay.

Tegucigalpa: 14 de Febrero 2017 Las autoridades migratorias de Estados Unidos y México han deportado entre enero y las primeras dos semanas de febrero a 5.043 hondureños, según un informe divulgado hoy por el Observatorio Consular y Migratorio de Honduras. En el caso de Estados Unidos, los hondureños deportados por vía aérea suman 2.068, entre ellos siete menores, señala el documento del Observatorio de Exteriores hondureño, al que tuvo acceso Efe. México ha deportado en el período de referencia, por vía terrestre, a 2.855 hondureños indocumentados,

995 de ellos menores de edad, añade la información oficial. Otros 120 hondureños fueron deportados por las autoridades mexicanas vía aérea, mientras que cinco más desde Belice, El Salvador y Guatemala, según el informe. Según cifras del Observatorio Consular y Migratorio de Honduras, en 2016 Estados Unidos deportó a 21.587 hondureños, mientras que 47.678 retornaron de México por vía terrestre. Precisa además que en el período de referencia fueron repatriados 22 hondureños indocumentados que fallecieron por diversas causas. Del total de hondureños fallecidos, 15 fueron repatriados de Estados Unidos; 6 de México y uno más de España, según un informe del Observatorio de Exteriores hondureño. Las autoridades de Honduras calculan que en Estados Unidos viven alrededor de un millón de hondureños, entre residentes legales e indocumentados, que han escapado de situaciones que afectan al país centroamericano, como la violencia. Los que viven en el exterior, principalmente en EUA, envían remesas familiares, las que el año pasado superaron los 3.700 millones de dólares. Según organismos de derechos humanos, un centenar de hondureños salen a diario hacia Estados Unidos y pagan a traficantes de personas grandes cantidades de dinero

Incautan 30 toneladas Ivanka Trump publica foto de billetes de Venezuela en Paraguay de sí misma en Oficina Oval Paraguay: 14 de Febrero de 2017 "Los billetes fueron trasladados a la sede del Departamento de Delitos Económicos de Ciudad del Este donde se está procediendo a su conteo para determinar el monto exacto", informó a periodistas el fiscal que tomó el caso, Julio César Yegros. El propietario de la vivienda, identificado como Leandro Da Costa, fue detenido para ser interrogado por presunto lavado de dinero y asociación criminal. El representante del ministerio público dijo que se investiga a los socios de Da Costa, un comerciante de la ciudad fronteriza con Brasil. El procedimiento fue acompañado por agentes antidrogas (DEA) de Estados Unidos, informaron fuentes policiales en Salto del Guairá. "Es imposible que el detenido haya actuado solo", subrayó el fiscal. Da Costa cuenta con un comercio de venta de armas y artículos de caza y pesca, y está casado con una dirigente política perteneciente al partido Colorado oficialista, concejal de la Alcaldía local. El presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro retiró en diciembre el billete de 100 bolívares, al denunciar que mafias que operan en las fronteras con Colombia y Brasil sacaban del país ese papel moneda para dejar sin efectivo al país y desestabilizar la economía venezolana. Los billetes de menores denominaciones, entre ellos los de 50, también tenían que ser canjeados y después de la fecha establecida perderían su valor. El fiscal paraguayo dijo el martes suponer que los billetes ingresaron por vía terrestre desde Brasil y conforme con detalles de la policía el cargamento provino de Caracas, presumiblemente para ser cambiado a dólares en Bolivia antes de retornarlo a Venezuela. "Es muy difícil contabilizar tan pronto por la cantidad impresionante de billetes que hay", expresó el responsable de la pesquisa. Portavoces del Departamento de Investigaciones de la Policía de Ciudad del Este revelaron que el responsable del cargamento intentaba negociar los billetes cuando fue sorprendido por los agentes que lo detuvieron.

Washington: 14 de Febrero de 2017 La hija del presidente colocó la foto en Twitter, Instagram y Facebook con la leyenda: “Una gran discusión con dos líderes mundiales sobre la importancia de que las mujeres tengan un lugar en la mesa”. Los partidarios de Trump la elogiaron en las redes sociales, pero otros la criticaron, aseverando que ella no había hecho nada para merecer esa posición. Ivanka Trump se sentó al lado de Trudeau durante una reunión con mujeres ejecutivas en la Casa Blanca el lunes. Trump, y Trudeau, marcaron este lunes sus encontradas posiciones sobre migración y refugiados, aunque adoptaron un tono conciliador sobre el intercambio comercial entre los dos países fronterizos. Los dos líderes evitaron criticarse mutuamente de manera directa en una conferencia de prensa en la Casa Blanca, pero dejaron claras sus diferencias sobre las acciones de Trump para cerrar las fronteras a refugiados y viajeros de siete países de mayoría musulmana. Trump defendió su polémico decreto migratorio como “duro” pero “de sentido común” y vaciló al ser preguntado si la política de puertas abiertas de Canadá representa una amenaza para Estados Unidos. “Nunca puedes estar totalmente confiado” , dijo Trump sobre el vecino del norte, antes de elogiar los arrestos de los últimos días realizados por su Departamento de Seguridad Interior de más de 680 inmigrantes en situación irregular.

Ivanka Trump publicó en internet una foto de sí misma sentada detrás del escritorio en la Oficina Oval. “Estamos capturando a criminales, criminales muy curtidos en algunos casos, con un impresionante historial de abuso y problemas, y los estamos expulsando” , afirmó. Trudeau, tercer jefe de gobierno extranjero recibido en la Casa Blanca en el gobierno Trump -y primero del continente americano-, presentó una visión diferente. Al recordar que Canadá ha recibido a cerca de 40.000 refugiados sirios en el último año el primer ministro estimó que esa política se ha llevado a cabo “sin comprometer la seguridad (...) y hemos sido exitosos” . “Lo último que los canadienses esperan de mí es venir a dar lecciones a otro país” , dijo Trudeau antes de subrayar con fuerza que Canadá espera continuar con su política de “apertura” sobre los refugiados y ser “un ejemplo positivo para el mundo” . El presidente estadounidense, cuyo controversial decreto migratorio está bloqueado actualmente por la justicia, prometió mantener su postura “con vigor” . “Debemos crear fronteras” , dijo Trump, matizando que “debemos dejar entrar a personas que amen nuestro país” , “queremos tener una gran y bella puerta abierta” . “Pero no podemos dejar a las personas equivocadas entrar y no permitiré que eso suceda en este gobierno, subrayó. La zanja ideológica y de estilo entre los dos vecinos siempre fue muy ancha: mientras el mandatario estadounidense ha descripto a los refugiados sirios como caballos de Troya del terrorismo, Trudeau viajó al aeropuerto de Toronto para recibirlos. México es el problema Tras tener una alardeada complicidad con Barack Obama, el joven líder progresista de Canadá se encontró en Washing-

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Dimite asesor de seguridad de Trump por contactos con Rusia Washington: 14 de Febrero 2017 "Desafortunadamente, por el ritmo de los acontecimientos, informé inadvertidamente con información incompleta al vicepresidente (Mike Pence) y a otros sobre mis llamadas con el embajador ruso (en Washington, Sergey Kislyak)", reconoció Flynn en su carta de dimisión. En esas conversaciones, que se desarrollaron antes de que Trump accediera al poder el pasado 20 de enero y que interceptó el FBI, Flynn habló de las sanciones contra el Kremlin por la presunta injerencia de Rusia en las elecciones de noviembre pasado a la Casa Blanca impuestas por el expresidente Barack Obama. Flynn le mintió a Pence y a otros funcionarios sobre el contenido de las llamadas al asegurarles que no había hablado con Kislyak sobre las sanciones, una desinformación que llevó al vicepresidente a negar en los medios hace un mes tales contactos. En su carta de dimisión, Flynn defendió hoy que las conversaciones "son una práctica estandarizada en cualquier transición de tal magnitud", y que tenían el fin de "facilitar una transición fluida y empezar a construir una relación necesaria entre el presidente, sus asesores y líderes extranjeros". A Flynn siempre le rodeó la polémica, ya que incluso antes de su nombramiento, durante la campaña electoral, utilizó las redes sociales para difundir noticias falsas publicadas en portales de extrema derecha sobre presuntos delitos cometidos por la demócrata Hillary Clinton. A su hijo, también llamado Michael, la práctica de difundir esas mismas noticias falsas le costó un puesto en el nuevo Gobierno, ya que una de las conspiraciones que difundió provocó un tiroteo en una pizzería de Washington a principios de diciembre. Tras aceptar su dimisión, Trump nombró hoy al teniente general retirado Joseph Keith Kellogg como asesor de seguridad

Michael Flynn, asesor de seguridad nacional de EEUU, dimitió.

nacional interino en el lugar de Flynn. Kellogg sirvió en el Ejército de Estados Unidos entre 1967 y 2003, combatió en la Guerra de Vietnam y logró múltiples condecoraciones. Propone posibles candidatos a sustituir a Flynn La renuncia del asediado asesor de seguridad nacional Michael Flynn ha sido un golpe significativo para el gobierno de Donald Trump, que lleva menos de un mes en el cargo. La Casa Blanca debe ahora encontrar un sustituto para el importante puesto. Flynn dejó el cargo el lunes por la noche, poniendo fin a días de especulaciones sobre su futuro tras los reportes de que había desinformado al vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Mike Pence, y a otros funcionarios sobre sus contactos con Rusia. El asesor admitió que podría haber hablado sobre sanciones en varias llamadas con el embajador de Rusia durante el proceso de transición antes de la investidura de Trump como presidente el 20 de enero. Legisladores rusos defienden a Flynn Legisladores rusos ofrecieron el martes una firme defensa del exasesor de se-

Magistrada de la Corte Suprema de Guatemala será procesada por injerencias Guatemala, Guatemala Un juez de Guatemala resolvió este viernes procesar y enviar a prisión preventiva a la magistrada de la Corte Suprema de Justicia (CSJ) Blanca Stalling por un delito de tráfico de influencias. El titular del Juzgado Séptimo de Primera Instancia Penal, Adrián Rodríguez, tras la audiencia de primera declaración celebrada este jueves, entendió que había suficientes motivos para encausar a la magistrada, que decidió no prestar declaración ante el juez. Stalling, que fue detenida el miércoles, está acusada de aprovecharse de su posición para presionar al juez del Tribunal Noveno de Sentencia, Carlos Ruano, que conocía un caso en el que está involucrado su hijo, Otto Molina Stalling, acusado de asociación ilícita y cobro de comisiones en el Seguro Social. El juez Rodríguez atendió a la petición de la Fiscalía para dictar el auto de prisión preventiva, que cumplirá la jurista en la Brigada Militar Mariscal Zavala, y le otorgó al Ministe-

rio Público (MP) un plazo de tres meses para concluir la investigación. A la salida de la audiencia, Stalling fue cuestionada por esta resolución judicial y dijo respetar “las decisiones de los jueces”, y aunque pueda haber diferencias de criterios, sostuvo que es necesario “litigar donde se tiene que litigar”, en los Juzgados. Entre las pruebas presentadas por la Fiscalía está un audio grabado por el juez Ruano, quien la denunció, en el que se escucha a Stalling pedirle que favorezca con una resolución a su hijo, procesado en un caso de corrupción en el Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social conocido como “IGSS-Pisa”. Según la investigación preliminar, la vocal VII de la Corte Suprema de Justicia (CSJ), capturada ayer, utilizó su alto cargo para presionar al juez, quien renunció en enero pasado y abandonó Guatemala presuntamente por amenazas en su contra. Stalling, quien pasó la noche en la prisión militar, en la periferia norte de la capital, fue detenida el miércoles en la zona 9 de la capital con un arma de fuego y una peluca que utilizaba para camuflarse de las autoridades.

guridad nacional del presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, que dimitió tras reportes de que informó erróneamente a funcionarios de la Casa Blanca sobre sus contactos con Rusia. Michael Flynn presentó su renuncia el lunes por la noche reconociendo que ofreció "información incompleta" sobre sus conversaciones telefónicas con el embajador de Moscú en Estados Unidos. Konstantin Kosachev, presidente del comité de Asuntos Exteriores de la cámara alta del parlamento ruso, dijo en una publicación en Facebook que el cese de un asesor de seguridad nacional por sus contactos con Rusia es "no solo paranoia sino algo incluso peor". Contradicciones Flynn no había dejado de entrar en contradicciones al momento de explicar el contenido de sus charlas con el diplomático ruso e incluso involucró en el tema al vicepresidente Mike Pence, quien salió en varios oportunidades en su defensa. Horas antes, el portavoz de la presidencia, Sean Spicer, había reconocido que Trump estaba “evaluando la situación” creada por Flynn y que estaba en contacto con Pence para analizar este tema. Los congresistas demócratas reclamaban de forma insistente que Flynn dimitiera o fuera despedido, mientras los republicanos habían optado por mantener un cauto silencio. La polémica estalló en enero cuando salió a la luz que Flynn había conversado con Kislyak, pero el ahora exconsejero siempre negó haber abordado el tema de las sanciones estadounidenses contra Moscú con el diplomático ruso. El 15 de enero, cinco días antes de la toma de posesión, Pence apareció en varios programas de televisión para defender a Flynn y reiterar que no hizo mención a la cuestión de las sanciones en sus charlas con Lislyak. Pero el diario The Washington Post y el The New York Times informaron el viernes

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pasado que los servicios de inteligencia descubrieron que Flynn pidió al embajador ruso no reaccionar de forma desproporcionada porque la administración Trump podría revisar las sanciones cuando llegara a la Casa Blanca. Flynn dijo no recordar si habló de ellas, pero desde entonces ningún miembro del entorno de Trump se había pronunciado sobre el asunto En Moscú, en tanto, el portavoz del Kremlin dijo que la dimisión de Flynn “es un asunto interno de Estados Unidos (...) No es asunto nuestro” , por lo que “no queremos comentar este caso de ninguna manera” . Nombramiento controvertido El legislador demócrata Adam Schiff, miembro del Comité de Inteligencia, había reclamado la dimisión o el despido del consejero por estas acusaciones “asombrosas” . “O está mintiendo al decir que no hablaron al respecto o lo olvidó” , dijo por su parte el senador demócrata Al Franken a la cadena CNN el domingo. “No creo que queramos a alguien en alguna de esas situaciones” en el cargo de consejero de seguridad nacional de la Casa Blanca, afirmó. Flynn fue uno de los primeros asesores de Trump en su campaña presidencial, pero su nombramiento como consejero de Seguridad Nacional no logró el apoyo unánime dentro de la Casa Blanca. Varios sectores de los servicios de inteligencia advirtieron que no era el mejor candidato para el puesto. Algunos incluso apuntaron que dejó la dirección de la Agencia de Inteligencia de Defensa (DIA, por sus siglas en inglés) por mala gestión. Sus conversaciones privadas con el diplomático ruso se produjeron cuando el gobierno de Barack Obama preparaba un nuevo paquete de sanciones contra Moscú, en represalia por entrometerse presuntamente en la campaña presidencial y favorecer a Trump. Las agencias de inteligencia estadounidense ya han concluido que el mismo presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, intervino en los comicios. La administración Obama sancionó el 29 de diciembre a cuatro ciudadanos rusos y cinco empresas y expulsó a 35 diplomáticos.

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ton con un septuagenario republicano con el que tiene pocas cosas en común. Luego de un inicio accidentado -la limusina de Trudeau debió esperar unos cinco minutos en la entrada de la Casa Blanca antes de que saliera Trump-, los dos hombres se dieron un apretón de manos y se dirigieron a la Oficina Oval. Si en inmigración las posiciones eran infranqueables, los dos líderes parecieron reducir la brecha respecto al libre comercio. Trump ha prometido poner a ” Estados Unidos primero“y destrozar el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), pero mientras ha arreciado su retórica hacia México, este lunes ofreció un tono más amigable hacia Canadá. Pidió que el comercio con el vecino del norte sea ” recíproco“pero afirmó que solo quería realizar algunos ” ajustes“y no demoler por completo los acuerdos comerciales. El mandatario estadounidense reiteró que su principal fuente de preocupación es México, al que ha amenazado con imponer tarifas de importación. La situación con Canadá ” es mucho menos severa que lo que pasa en la frontera sur“, indicó, explicando que ” por muchos años“el intercambio comercial con México fue ” extremadamente injusto“para Estados Unidos. ” Vamos a hacer un trato justo para ambas partes. Creo que nos vamos a llevar muy bien con México“, añadió. Estados Unidos y Canadá, que comparten la frontera más extensa entre dos Estados en el mundo, mantienen una densa relación económica: tres cuartas partes de las exportaciones canadienses son destinadas al vecino del sur y Canadá es el principal destino de las exportaciones de 35 estados estadounidenses. Trudeau, un defensor del libre comercio, enfatizó la importancia del TLCAN y elevó una sutil advertencia sobre los riesgos del proteccionismo. ” Canadá y Estados Unidos seguirán siendo los socios más indispensables“, dijo, apuntando que ” millones de buenos trabajos de clase media en ambos lados de la frontera dependen de esta crucial asociación".


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PUBLIC AUCTION SALE FOR ORANGE WALK DISTRICT Licensed Auctioneer NOEL J. CODD will sell the following properties on Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 at the time and places mention below On site at 9:00a.m.

All that piece or parcel of land being lot No.72 situate at the corner of Evelyn & St. Peter Street,Orange Walk Town, Orange Walk District. Being Block 4 Parcel 1618 Orange Walk TownRegistration Section, Orange Walk District and containing 479.3 square meters. The subject building is a 2 storey concrete structure. Main level having 8 bedrooms, 1 part-bath,and living area. 2nd level 3 bedrooms,2 full bath, family room, laundry room, living, dining and kitchen. THE LOWER FLOOR IS USED AS DOCTOR’S OFFICE THE UPPER AS RESIDENCE. BUILDING IS IN VERY GOOD STATE being the Freehold property of Ricardo Fabro

All that lot, parcel or piece of land, in Orange Walk being Registration Section Orange Walk Town, Block 4 Parcel 4255, Orange Walk district. The property has 775 square feet and contains three bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a living, a kitchen and a dining area. Being the Fee simple property of Dr. Jose Lahera.

On site at 1:00p.m.

On site at 2:30p.m.

On site at 10:30a.m.

ALL THAT LOT, PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND, IN TRIAL FARM being Registration Section Trial Farm Block 4 Parcel 762, Orange Walk District, Belize. The property contains 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, living, kitchen, and dining area being the freehold property of Benjamin Torres.

On site at 9:30a.m. All that lot, parcel or piece of land in Orange Walk being Registration Section Orange Walk Town Block 4 Parcel 1911. Property contains 4 bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, Living, Kitchen and dining area. The building is also comprised of 1786 S.FT. Being the Fee Simple property of Ana B. Castillo.

All that parcel, or piece of land in Orange Walk. Being Parcel 3056/1, Block 4, Regstration Section Orange Walk T own. This lot is situated along San Jose Palmar Road, Louisiana Farm area, Orange Walk. The property measures 551.084 squaremeters and hold a two-storey building. The building measures 1,322 squarefeet it’s a mixed construction 25% timber and 75% concrete. Each floor has two beedrooms, one bathroom, a living-room and a kitchen/dining area. Being the Leasehold property of Juan Burgos and Mateo Grajalez.

All that lot, parcel or piece of land situated in Orange Walk Town. Being Parcel 3333, Block 4, Registration Section Orange Walk Town. The property holds an incomplete two-storey concrete building which measures 2,788 square-feet. The concrete structure is 60% complete. The Building contains 4bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living-room, a kitchen and a dining area. Being the Freehold property of Enrique Patt and Nubia Patt.

On site at 1:30p.m.

ALL THAT LOT, PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND, IN Orange Walk being Registration Section Ann Gabourel Block 4 Parcel 1814. The house contains 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, living, kitchen and dining area being the freehold property of Levy Blanco.

On site at 3:00p.m.

On site at 11:00a.m.

ALL THAT LOT PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND BEING PARCEL 284/1, TRIAL FARM REG. SECTION BLOCK 4, O/ WALK. Property contains 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Living and kitchen area. Property for Lisandro Vargas

On site at 10:00a.m.

All that piece or parcel of land containing 645.890 s. m.3744 Cor. Palmar Boundary Road & Macal River Street, Orange Walk. The Subject Building comprises 1,360sft. The same is occupied as a family home of 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, complete with kitchen, dining & living room spaces. Being the freehold property of Roger Tun.

On site at 11:30a.m.

All that Lot, Parcel or Piece of Land, in Orange Walk Town. Being Parcel 2946, Block 4, Registration Section Orange Walk Town. The building measures 2,740 square-feet and it holds six bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two part baths, a livingroom and dining area. Being the Freehold property of Sunil Talreja.

On site at 2:00p.m.

ALL THAT LOT, PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND, being Registration: Ann Gabourel Block: 4 Parcel: 1247/1. The property contains IA 26’ X 24’, 2 BEDROOMs, BUNGALOW DWELLING HOUSE being the leasehold property of Felix Rejon

NOEL J. CODD Licensed Auctioneer Carmelita Village, Orange Walk District Tel: Office: 677-5184 cell: 624-5184

Email:noelcoddaction@yahoo.com

www.noelcoddinc.com

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On site at 10:30a.m.

On site at 3:00p.m.

All that Lot, Parcel or Piece of land situated in Orange Walk Town. Being Parcel 876, Block 4, Registration Section Orange Walk Town. The property measures 6,353.2044 square-feet and it hold a concrete building which measures 720 square-feet. The building has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a livingroom, a kitchen and dining area. Being the Fee simple property of Allen Cowo

Licensed Auctioneer Noel J. Codd will sell the following properties on Thursday February 23rd, 2017 at the time and places mention

On site at 9:00a.m.

All that Lot, Parcel or Piece of land situated in Orange Walk District. Being Parcel 1381/1,Block 4, Registration Section Ann Gabourel , Orange Walk District. The building on the property is a concrete structure measuring 624.75 squarefeet. The building holds two bedrooms, one bath and a living/dining area and a kitchen. Being the Leasehold property of Ruben Portillo.

On site at 1:30p.m. All that piece or parcel of land containing 1045.045square meters being Lot 648 situated in Trial Farm village, Orange Walk District. Property is vacant lot. Being the Fee simple property of Melbourne Rodriguez.

AT 3:30 P.M. IN FRONT SCOTIABANK (BELIZE) LTD. Orange Walk Branch On Thursday February 23rd, 2017

On site at 11:00a.m.

ALL THAT piece or parcel of land containing 464.454 s. m. being lot no. 3235 CABBAGE STREET, Orange Walk District, Belize. The house contains 2 bedrooms, living, kitchen and dining area. The house has an outdoor facility being the Freehold parcel of Martin Jimenez.

On site at 9:30a.m.

All that parcel or piece of land. Being parcel 1261/1, Block 4, Registration Section Ann Gabourel. The property holds a concrete building. The building has two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a livingroom, a dining-room and a kitchen. Being the Leasehold property of Stephen Williams

All that piece or parcel of land containing 522.5 square meters. Being Block 4, Parcel 879, Registration Section Orange Walk Town. The property is currently in its natural state. The Land only being the Freehold property of Pabel Torres

On site at 2:00p.m.

On site at 11:30a.m.

ALL THAT Being Block 4 Parcel 3706, Orange Walk Town Registration section being Registration Section Orange Walk Town Block 4 Parcel 3706, Orange Walk District, Belize. 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, living, kitchen and dining area being the freehold property of Ester Vargas.

On site at 10:00a.m.

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All that parcel or piece of land. Being Parcel 1843, Block 4, Registartion Section Ann Gabourel. The property holds a one storey concrete bungalow with a gross floor area of 1,380 squarefeet. The building has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a kitchen/dining area and a living-room. Being the Freehold property of Antiliana Duran and Mathias Duran.

ALL that piece or parcel of land being Block 4 Parcel 1946 Orange Walk Town measuring 1199.638 sq yds. being the Freehold property of Ricardo Fabro.

All that parcel or piece of land. Being Parcel 4236, Block 4, Registration Section Orange Walk Town. The property measures 522.534 square-meters . the property is a vacant lot. Being the Freehold Property of Benjamin Carrillo.

On site at 2:30p.m.

ALL that piece or parcel of land being BLOCK 1 PARCEL 499 SAN ESTEVAN REGISTRATION SECTION in San Estevan Village, Orange Walk Town. Land measuring 461.9 S.M. Building:Concrete bungalow house with 3 bedrooms, full bath, living, Dining, Kitchen Area and laundry room. Being the Freehold property of Eudaldo & Macaria Patt.

On site at 1:00p.m.

ALL that piece or parcel being Block 4 Parcels 623,624,625 & 631 orange Walk Town 2054.41 square meters Orange Walk Town Registration Section. Vacant Land. Being the freehold property of M.V. Imports Ltd

All that parcel or piece of land situated in Trial Farm. Being Parcel 351, Block 4, Registration Section Trial Farm. The property measures 1,666.62 square-meters. The property holds a one storey concrete with a gross floor area of 1,529 square-feet. The building has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a kitchen, dining and a living-room area. Being the Freehold property of Marciano Cowo.

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Continued from page 27 ALL that piece or parcel Being Block 1 Parcels 228, 229, 230, 231 San Estevan Registration Section. Land measuring 657.1 sm, 710.8 sm, 641.7sm, & 729 sm respectively in San Estevan Village, Orange Walk. 39 x 39 feet Concrete bungalow structure: 3 bedrooms, 2 full bath, lkitchen, dining and living room. There is also an open shed, which is used as an additional kitchen & washing area. Being the Freehold property of Wilber & Erica Vega.

AT 10:00 a.m. on site ALL THAT piece or parcel of land containing 20acres being BLOCK 4 PARCEL 65 DOUGLAS RURAL REGISTRATION SECTION. Located in San Jose/San Pablo Village being the Freehold property of Vicente Escalante.

All that piece or parcel of land being parcels 157 and 158, Douglas Registration Section, Block 1, and Orange Walk. The Lot 158 contains 1045.159 square meters and it’s the corner lot on the roadside. Lot 157 contains 1040.57 square meters and it’s the inside lot for which the street is not open yet. Both lots are presently in its natural state. Being the Property of Erica Cabral

All that lot, parcel or piece of land, in San Pablo. Being Registration Section San Jose/ San Pablo, Block 1, Parcel 69/1, Orange Walk District. The building contains three bedrooms, one full bathroom, a living, a kitchen and a dining area. Being the leasehold property of Alfonso Teck

All that Lot, Parcel or Piece of land in Orange Walk District. Being Parcel 281, Block 1, Registration Section Ann Gabourel , Orange Walk District. The property is currently in its natural state approximately measuring 25 acres. Being the Freehold property of Santiago Rosado.

ALL THAT piece or parcel being BLOCK 4 PARCEL 428/1 SAN JOSE/SAN PABLO REGISTRATION SECTION containing 1646.7 square meters being the Leasehold property of Miguel Briceno.

All that Lot, Parcel or Piece of land in San Felipe. Being Parcel 463/1, Block 13, Registration Section San Felipe, Orange Walk District. The building on the property is a concrete bungalow structure which measures 805.5 square-meters. An incomplete extension is also on the property and it measures approximately 140 square-feet. Being the Leasehold property of Omar Mejia.

All that parcel or piece of land. Being Parcel 483/1, Block 1, Registration Section Douglas Rural, Orange Walk District. The property holds a concrete building which measures 1,636 squarefeet. The building has six bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living-room, a kitchen and a dining area. Being the Leasehold property of Elvia Acosta.

PUBLIC AUCTION SALE FOR COROZAL DISTRICT ALL THOSE THREE pieces or parcel of land containing 1,719.013 s.m. being Registration Section Indian Hill East Block 4 Parcel 514,515,516. Ishwar Mahbubani

ALL That piece or parcel being Parcel 188 Block 1 San Jose/San Pablo Village.Containing a one storey concrete bungalow with a gross floor area of approximately 700sft. Holding 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living/ kitchen area.Being the Freehold property of Otilio Cacerez & Macedonia Chi.

ALL that piece or parcel of land containing 2160.701 square meters. being Registration Section Indian Hill East Block 4 Parcel 523, Orange Walk District. The property currently hosts a one storey structure which is unoccupied. Being the Freehold property of Roberto Santos

All that lot, piece or parcel of land being parcel 510/1. REGISTRATION SECTION: SAN JOSE/SAN PABLO BLOCK: 1 PARCEL: 510/1. The Building is a 2 bedroom bungalow house. Being the leasehold property of Edwin Patt

Licensed Auctioneer Noel J. Codd will sell the following properties on Friday February 24th, 2017 at the time and places mention below On site at 9:30a.m. On site at 9:00a.m.

ALL that piece or parcel of land being Parcel 2157/1 Block 1 in Corozal North situate in Hall’s Layout, College Road, Corozal Town Land - 727.06 sqyds, Building 47.5ft x 32.5ft-split level concrete house, Main level holds 5 bedrooms, 2 full bath, 1 kitchen and living room. Second level 2 bedrooms and a storage area. There is also a 13ft x 15 ft single building in the yard being the leasehold property of Ezekiel Gilharry.

ALL that piece or parcel being Block 1 Parcel 282, situated at No. 96 5th Street North, Corozal Central, Corozal Town, Land measuring 669.91 SqYds, Building - Concrete bungalow structure containing 3 bedrooms, 2 full bath, kitchen, living room, dining room, and office being the Freehold property of Froylan & America Gilharry.

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All that parcel or piece of land. Being Parcel 66, Block 1, Registration Section Paraiso/ Santa Rita, Corozal District. The property is in its natural state. Being the freehold property of Guadalupe Rosado.

On site at 10:00a.m.

On site at 3:30p.m.

On site at 2:30p.m. All that lot, parcel or piece of land, in Corozal North. Being Registartion Section Corozal North, Block 1, Parcel 869, Corozal Town, Corozal District. The building contains 1,395 square feet on the main floor and 930 sqare feet on the second floor.The building is made up off 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a laundry, a living kitchen and a dining area. Being the Fee simple property of Mohan and Asha Thani.

ALL that piece or parcel being Parcel 62 Block 1 COROZAL CENTRAL REG. SECTION. Located at No 3. 4th Ave Corozal Town. Building is FULLY CONCRETE, DWELLING COMPRISING OF A PARTIAL BASEMENT WHICH CREATES A TWO-STOREY. Measuring aprox. 1800 sq ft. Property of Albertico Gongora

On site at 1:00p.m.

All that lot, piece or parcel of land being Block 1 Parcel 53 & 54 Corozal Central Registration Section. Building is 1615 square feet 2 storey building. Lot 53 houses a radio station and studio at the top and a television studio at the bottom. Lot 54 has an out toilet, concreted courtyard/dancehall with a portion of a kitchen/bar. Being the fee simple property of Leonardo Folgarait

All that lot, piece or parcel land being Block 1 Parcel 129 Paraiso/Santa Rita Registarion Section. Land with frame structure. Being the fee simple property of Leonardo Folgarait

On site at 3:00p.m.

On site at 10:30a.m. All that Lot, Parcel or Piece of land in Corozal. Being Parcel 1887, Block 1, Registration Section Corozal North, Corozal District. The property holds a concrete building which measures 640 squarefeet. The building contains three bedrooms, 1 full bathroom,a living-room and a kitchen/dining area. Being the Freehold property of Leopoldo Santos.

On site at 1:30p.m. All that lot, parcel or piece of land, in Corozal North being Registration Section Corozal North Block Parcel 2146.The building is 1050 square feet it comprises of 4bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, a living, a kitchen and a dining area. Being the Fee simple property of Teleford Flores.

On site at 11:30a.m.

All that lot, piece or parcel of land being Block 1, parcels 302 Libertad Rural, Registration Section. Only being land is the fee simple property of Leonardo Folgarait

ALL THAT LOT, PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND, BEING PARCEL # 1450/1 CONSEJO ROAD S.E REG SECTION BLOCK 1, COROZAL District being the Leasehold of Jose Cawich

AT 4:30P.M. IN FRONT OF SCOTIABANK (Belize) LTD. Corozal Town Branch on Friday February 24th, 2017

On site at 11:00a.m.

All that lot, parcel or piece of land in Corozal. Being Registration Section Corozal North, Block 1, Parcel 1982. The property contains two building. The main building contains 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, a living room, a kitchen and a dining area. Being the Fee simple property of Robert and Elizabeth Cervera

On site at 4:00p.m.

ALL THAT LOT, PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND, BEING PARCEL # 31 Block 1, PARAISO/ SANTA RITA REGISTRATION SECTION. Building:2 ½ storey with 5,013 sq. ft. with Main:- 2,294 sq. ft 2 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 part bath, with kitchen, dining and living room areas and laundry room. Second:2,077 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 part bath, with kitchen, dining and living room areas and laundry room. Third:-642 sq. ft. and is used as an additional living room space being the freehold of Ramesh Buxani Co Ltd

On site at 2:00p.m.

ALL that piece or parcel being Block 1 Parcel 682 Libertad Village Registration Section, Corozal District Land: 10,811.87 s. y Building is a two storey concreted dwelling - Main level contain 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, kitchen, dining, living and laundry room, Second level is incomplete. According to the owner it has been sub-divided into 4 large lots. There is also a thatch house on the property a open trench that may have been initial work for a swimming pool. Being the Freehold property of Herman Botes.

ALL that parcel Sarteneja Registration Section, Block 3, parcel No. 348/1 COROZAL. Structure is a mix concrete bunglow with addition at the top, holding 3 bedrooms, bath, living/dining/kitchen areas. Property of Ariolo & Diana Samos

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THE BELIZE TIMES ALL THAT LOT PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND BEING PARCEL 57/1, BUENA VISTA REG. SECTION BLOCK 1, COROZAL. Containing Approximately 1310.6 S.Y. THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS NEAR CENTRALLY LOCATED LOT IN THE VILLAGE AND TWO STREETS PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERN HIGHWAY.Holding a two storey concrete building: main level has 1 bed room, living and dining area. Second level has 3 bedrooms, living, dining and kitchen area. Leasehold property for Florencia Pott

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2017 ALL THAT piece or parcel of land containing 2995 sm being Block1 Parcel 141 San Andres/ Ranchito Registration Section. The Subject Property houses 3 structures. Building No.1 is 1,200sft. and is occupied as a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home complete with kitchen, dining & living room spaces. Building No.2: concrete two storey structure of 1,920sft. Each floor is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom space each with kitchen, dining & living room spaces. Building No. 3 is aq 1,200sft. structure with floor & walls in place only Freehold properties of Armando Martinez and Ervin Rancharan.

ALL THAT LOT, PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND, IN SAN ANDRES/RANCHITO being Registration Section San Andres/Ranchito Being Parcel 234, Block 1 Registration section San Andres/ Ranchito. The property holds a two story concrete building which measures 1,702 sq ft. The building has three bedrooms , 3 bathrooms, a living room , a kitchen and a dinning area. Being the Freehold property of Fernando Chan.

All that piece or parcel 552 Libertad Village Registration Section, Block 1, Corozal District, Belize. The property is big and long lot containing 1799.63 square feet. It has two houses. The first house is a two-storey wooden and concrete structure with 5 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, a kitchen, a dining and a living area. It measures about 2100 square feet. While the second house is situated at the back it is a wooden structure with an additional concrete back, thus giving the building a sort of an L shape. It is about 1300 square feet. It consists of 3bedrooms, a living/ dining room and a kitchen. Being the Property of EMILIO & MELVA SARMIENTO. (EMILA & BALDOMINIO MONTEJO)

ALL THAT LOT PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND BEING PARCEL 28,CAROLINA CALCUTTA REG. SECTION, BLOCK 1, COROZAL containing 907.43 SQUARE YARDS. THE PROPERTY IS IN KEN’S LAYOUT, AN EXPANSION OF XAIBE VILLAGE AND IS FIVE LOTS OFF THE MAIN ROAD. Building is a one storey concrete structure with 1 bath, living dining and kitchen area. Property is designed for more bedrooms but is not complete. Fee simple property of Valentin Nicholas

All that lot, parcel, or piece of land in Sarteneja being Registration Section Sarteneja Block 3 parcel 604/1. The house contains 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, a living, a kitchen and a dining area and comprise of 954 sq. ft. Being the Leasehold property of Jael Cobb.

ALL THAT piece or parcel being PARCEL 539/1,SANTA CLARA/ SAN ROMAN REG. SECTION, BLOCK 1, COROZAL being the leasehold property of Jorge Moralez. All that lot, piece or parcel of land, in San Andres/ Ranchito. Being parcel 453, Block 1, Registration Section San Andres/ Ranchito . . The property comprises of 1128 Sq. Ft. and has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, living, Kitchen and dining area. Being the fee simple property of Patrick Smith.

All that piece or parcel containing 639.4 Square Meters, being Registration Section Grants Land Block 1 Parcel 322/1 Copper Bank, Corozal District. The property is appraised under the assumption of good marketable title in fee simple volume 28 of 2002. The property in review has a single family bungalow residence with a gross square footage of 980 sq ft at ground floor and 260 sq ft at first floor and land 639.4 S.M. being the freehold property of Sarah Cobb

ALL THAT LOT, PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND, IN SAN ANDRES/RANCHITO being Registration Section San Andres/ Ranchito Block 1 Parcel 792 Corozal District. The building contains 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living, and kitchen area being the Freehold of Jorge Zetina

All that lot, parcel or piece of land situated in Sarteneja. Being Parcel 542, Block 3, Registration Section Sarteneja. The property holds a concrete bungalow building which measures 1,325 squarefeet. The building has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen/ dining area. Being the Freehold property of Cesar Munoz.

All that parcel or piece of land situated in San Andres/ Ranchito. Being Parcel 30, Block 1, Registration Section San Andres/ Ranchito. The property measures 6.19 acres. The property holds two family dwelling. The first concrete building measures 820 square-feet, it has two bedrooms, a bathroom, dining and living area. The second concrete building has four bedrooms, one bathroom, and measures 768 square-feet. Being the Freehold property Marcus Kingston.

All that parcel or piece of land situated in Sarteneja. Being Parcel 833/1, Block 3, Registration Section Sarteneja, Corozal District. The land measures 849.30 square-meters. The property holds a concrete family bungalow with a gross floor of 921 square-feet. The building has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, a living, a dining area, a front porch and a back porch. Being the Leasehold property of Guiermo Rodriquez.

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LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICES Notice is hereby given that David Sobers is applying for a renewal of a Malt & Cider Liquor License to be operated at “Country Side Trade & Service Center”, Burrell Boom Village, Belize District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Ordinance Revised Edition 1980.

FOR RENT: Upper floor of dwelling house situate at the corner Coffin & Dakers Streets, Belize City. • • • • •

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All that lot, parcel or piece of land, in Corozal District, being Block 1, Parcel 468, Buena Vista Village, Corozal District. The building is divided into differect secetions. The first floor is divided into three secections as follow: a left sectcion is presently being used as a one bedroom apartment. The middle section is open up from the front like a corridor and sitting area. The right section has 2 bedrooms. The second floor of the buliding is a new completed construction. Being the Fee simple property of Ricardo Gutierrez .

3 bedrooms (air-conditioned) 2 bathrooms Hot & cold running water Burglar bars & security system Fully fenced yard

All that lot, piece or parcel of land being Block 1, parcels 302 Libertad Rural, Registration Section. Only being land is the fee simple property of Leonardo Folgarait

All that lot, parcel or piece of land in Libertad. Being Parcel 225, Block 1, Registration Section Libertad Rural. The property is land only. Being the Fee simple property of Leonardo Folgarait

All that parcel or piece of land situated in Conception Village. Being Parcel 156, Block 1, Registration Section Conception. The property measures 961.21 square-meters. The land holds a concrete bungalow building that measures 768square-feet. The building has 2 bedrooms, a living-room, a kitchen and a dining area. Being the Freehold property of Jose Pech.

All that parcel or piece of land situated in Conception Village. Being Parcel 156, Block 1, Registration Section Conception. The property measures 961.21 square-meters. The land holds a concrete bungalow building that measures 768square-feet. The building has 2 bedrooms, a living-room, a kitchen and a dining area. Being the Freehold property of Jose Pech.

Contact 223-4025 or email jobapplication24@yahoo.com for more information.

Prayer To The Holy Spirit O Holy Spirit, You who are the Fountainhead of all knowledge, Who Illuminate the path way which enables me to reach my goal. You Who shares your Divine gift permitting me to forgive and forget past insults and injustices, and Who are always at my side within reaching distance. I desire in this short supplication to thank You for all that You have done for me; and to assure You once more that I never want to be separated from You under any circumstances, no matter what the incentive. I want to be with You, I along with my loved ones, cradled in Your unending love. Thank You for your never-failing kindness towards me and those I call my own. (Prayer to be offered for three consecutive days: Faith in The Holy Spirit will cause Him to respond to your request no matter how difficult the problem might be. Publish prayer as soon as request has been Granted .) Thank You Holy Spirit. F.C.M.

All that lot, piece or parcel of land, in Louisville. Being Parcel 1, Registration Section Louisville, Block 1, Corozal District. The building is 1051 square feet, it has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living room, a kitchen and dining area. Being the Fee simple property of Saturnino Coba

ALL THAT pieces or parcels of land being 1 Parcel 120 containing 50.2 acres Parcel 97 containing 14.798 acres, Parcel 95 containing 62.79 acres and Parcel 86 containing 88.16 acres situated in Libertad Rural Registration Section cane land only being the Freehold properties of Armando Martinez and Ervin Rancharan.

All that lot, piece or parcel of land being Block 1 Parcel 221 Libertad Rural Registration Section. Building is 1410 square feet. Contains 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, a living, kitchen and family room. Being the fee simple property of Leonardo Folgarait

All that parcel or piece of land situated in Carolina/ Calcutta. Being Parcel 339, Block 1, Registration Section Carolina/ Calcutta. The property holds a concrete building. The building has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living-room, a kitchen and dining area. Being the Freehold property Luis Rosales.

All that parcel or piece of land. Being Parcel 441/1, Block 1, Registration Section Grants Land, Corozal District. The property measures 743.0 square-meters. The property holds an incomplete two- storey structure. The building has a gross square footage of 1,286 square-feet. The building comprises of three bedrooms, one bathroom, a livingroom, a kitchen, a dining area, a covered entry veranda and a shed. Being the Leasehold property of Rogel Tzul.

All that piece or parcel containing 1.17 Acres being lot 5 situate approx 10 1/2 Miles On the Belize Corozal Road. Land Only being the freehold property of Noguera Sugarcane Derivatives

ALL that lot, piece or parcel being Block 1 Parcel 93 Libertad Rural Reg Sec. Land only. Being the Fee simple property of Leonardo Folgarait

All that lot, piece or parcel being Block 1 Parcel 93 Libertad Rural Registration Section. Land only. Being the Fee simple property of Leonardo Folgarait

NOEL J. CODD

Licensed Auctioneer Carmelita Village, Orange Walk District Tel: Office: 677-5184 cell: 624-5184 Email:noelcoddaction@yahoo.com www.noelcoddinc.com

@Noel Codd Auctioneer


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