The October 28th, 2012 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Williams Facing Burglary Charge: The good news coming out of western Belize this week, is that San Ignacio police is reporting no major criminal activity in the community. The only reported incident this week is one that took place a week ago in Bullet Tree Falls Village in which a Belizean businesswoman reported being held captive in her house, for almost 40 hours, by her common- law-husband whom she has known for less than four months.
  • BWS Team Visits Work Site In Belize City: As the tremendous amount of civil works continues in Belize City, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL), Alberto August, accompanied by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Alvan Haynes and members of the Technical Services Department, today visited the BWS work site on Freetown Road where the Chairman was afforded the opportunity to personally appreciate the magnitude of works currently underway.
  • Riding Across Belize For A Worthwhile Cause: The Belize Social Security Board’s 9th Annual Ride Across Belize cycling event, with about one hundred riders, got off to a good start as scheduled at 7:00 am on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from in front of the Social Security office in Corozal Town. The first leg of the four-day event ended in front of the Social Security branch office on Princess Margaret Drive in Belize City. The cyclists departed Belize City at 7:00 am on Thursday, October 25, for the 68 mile ride to the Social Security branch office at the corner of Liberty Street and the George Price Highway in Santa Elena, Cayo.
  • Shock As Brazilian Man Turns Up At Own Wake: A Brazilian man gave his relatives the shock of their lives when he turned up at his own wake at his mother’s home. The family was gathered around a coffin thought to contain 41-year-old car washer Gilberto Araujo when he appeared, causing some people to faint and others to flee in fear. The dead man, said to closely resemble Gilberto, is believed to be another car washer who was murdered at the weekend. Gilberto’s brother said he had wrongly identified him in the mortuary.
  • Oldest Mayan Tomb Found In Guatemala’s Retalhuleu: One of the oldest Mayan tombs ever found has been uncovered in western Guatemala, say archaeologists. Located at a temple site in Retalhuleu province, the grave is thought to be that of an ancient ruler or religious leader who lived some 2,000 years ago. Carbon-dating indicated the tomb had been built between 700 and 400 BC, said government archaeologist Miguel Orrego. A rich array of jade jewels, including a necklace depicting a vulture-headed human figure, were found. The scientists found no bones at the tomb in the Tak’alik Ab’aj site - some 180km (110 miles) south of Guatemala City - probably because they had disintegrated.
  • Mexico Exhumes Relative of Drug Lord For DNA Test: Mexican authorities exhumed a relative of drug kingpin Heriberto Lazcano on Monday and took DNA samples from the corpse to remove any doubt they had killed the Zetas leader. Lazcano, one of Mexico's most wanted men, is believed to have been killed at a baseball field in the northern state of Coahuila on October 7, but the cartel leader's body was stolen from a funeral home by gunmen hours later.
  • World Wants Obama Re-Elected AGAIN: BBC Survey: The United States president might be locked in a neck and neck battle at home with his challenger Mitt Romney, but across the world, including in India, people still overwhelmingly want to see Barack Obama re-elected. According to an international survey by BBC World Service, Obama is preferred to Romney in 20 of the 21 countries with Pakistan the only country where more people favoured the Republican for an election.
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