Re: The (Cayo) Star Newspaper is online
11/06/12 05:21 AM
11/06/12 05:21 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
The November 4th, 2012 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE
This Week's Stories:
- Cracking Down On Repeat Offenders: A San Ignacio man with prior
burglary charges, aka “repeat
offender” was today remanded to
prison as he stands accused of
brutally beating a Santa Elena man
while burglarizing the man’s house.
San Ignacio police reports
that on Sunday, October 28,
2012, Moises Flores, 27, Belizean
laborer of a Collins Boulevard
address in San Ignacio reported
that he was at home in bed at
around 4:30 pm on the day in
question when Anthony Moody,
with a piece of cement block in
his hand, stormed into his room
and stoned him with the cement
hitting him to the left side of the face.
- A Second Repeat
Offender: A second repeat offender brought
before the court this week is
remanded to jail.
On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at
about 10:30 am, Rolando Gonzalez,
Belizean businessman of Unitedville
Village visited the police station in
Georgeville where he reported that his
business place, R.G Home Builders
located in his home village was
Gonzalez told the police that the thief
made off with his grey and black Acer
brand lap top computer valued at
- Disappointed by BEL’s Actions: Many are the persons lining up at
the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL)
office in San Ignacio all victims of what
BEL calls a re-evaluation exercise.
In my case, I received an October
5, letter from one Sherman S.
Ferguson, BELCustomer Care
Supervisor, informing of my “account
not being billed the total monthly
consumption for period January 7,
2011 to October 5, 2011. Therefore,
your account has now been billed
$1,284.40 for this period.”
For BEL and probably even for Mr.
Ferguson, $1,200 might seem like a
small amount but for us poor people,
this is a lot of money.
I have, for all these months been
paying my electricity bill in accordance
with the numbers recorded by the
BEL meter attached to my house.
- Minister Montero and BWS Team
Visit Work Site In Santa Elena: Minister of Works and Transport,
Hon. Rene Montero and Belize
Water Services Limited officials
today visited the work site of the
Santa Elena/San Ignacio Bypass
The BWS team included
Chairman of the Board of
Directors, Alberto August;
Chief Executive Officer, Alvan
Haynes and Technical Services
Manager, Keith Hardwick.
The first phase of the project, with
an estimated cost of over five million
dollars, is being executed by CISCO
Construction Company. It includes
the construction of a round-about at the junction of George Price Highway
and La Loma Luz Boulevard
along with the construction of the
carriageway encompassing almost all
of that section on the Santa Elena side
of the new bridge
- BDF Soldier Remanded: A Belize Defense Force soldier
accused of behaving badly against the
estranged wife was remanded to
prison for over a month
It was around mid-day on Sunday,
October 28, 2012, when Joanna
Pineda, 38, Belizean domestic
residing in Santa Familia village
visited the station in San Ignacio
where she filed a formal report against
the ex-husband, BDF soldier, Luis
Pineda, 42, residing in Central Farm
home of the BDF Camp Beilzario.
The wife told the police that she
has been separated from the
soldier for over a year and that on
the day in question he entered
her house as a trespasser and
threatened to kill her. She told the
police that whilst inside her house the
soldier snatched a picture frame from
the wall, slammed it on the ground, picked up a piece of the shattered
glass with which he inflicted several
cut wounds to her left arm.
- Argentina Voting Age Lowered From 18 To 16: Argentina's Congress has approved
a law to lower the voting age to 16, in
a move that will take effect for key
mid-term elections next year.
President Cristina Fernandez has
courted the youth vote and critics say
the change is designed to boost her
party's chances in the 2013 polls.
Supporters of the move say it will
widen political participation.
Voting is obligatory in Argentina for
people aged 18 to 70, but will be
optional for those aged 16 and 17.
The long and bitter session saw
deputies trade accusations and most
of the opposition walk out before the
measure was put to the vote.
- Cristo Rey Villages Captures Burglar Suspect: Continuing with the Cayo spirit to
return peace and safety of the
residents of the Cayo and Belize....
On Wednesday, October 31,
2012, the residents of Cristo Rey
Village came out in force when a
burglary suspect was recognized as a
suspect in the theft of a bicycle and a
bicycle pump the day before and was
also thought to be a burglar from Bullet
This man made a mistake for
himself by returning to the scene of
the crime. The villagers networked by
cell phone and set out on foot and in
vehicles, including a motor cycle, to
search for and capture the suspect.
Herman Tut helped to coordinate
the search effort.
Neighborhood Watch officers
notified other Cristo Rey residents to
be on the alert for any suspicious
person(s). The suspected thief
must have sensed that a search
for him was going on and attempted
the flee the village by cab or foot before he was apprehended by
the brave Cristo Rey Village search
- Response to Belize Citrus Mutual: We reproduce below the requests the membership of CGA requested of the Government of Belize. These requests will benefit all growers
including those of the Belize Citrus Mutual.
We await Government’s response to our request namely to:
- Issue a public statement after Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting explaining government’s position on the Alan Slusher email and clarifying once and for all
government's policy and intention regarding the Citrus Growers Association, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, the Banana Growers Association,
the Rice Growers Association and by extension any such Association like these that exist in our laws.
- Until it is amended, ensure that the Citrus Processing and Production Act is adhered to so as to allow for the smooth operation of the industry.
- St. Ignatius High School Proudly Represented
Cayo In TIDE Festival: On Tuesday, October 13, 2012, St.
Ignatius High School Participated in
the Youth Conservation Competition
hosted by TOLEDO INSTITUTE
FOR DEVELOPMENT AND
ENVIRONMENT (TIDE) at the
Fr. Ring Parish Hall in Punta Gorda
Town, Toledo. Under the theme “ The
Value of Belize Barrier Reef.”
17 year old Annayelli Marin was
the 4th year student who participated
in the competition walking away as
the second place winner. We were
the only out district school and with
just merely a week and a half before
Food and Nutrition Teacher
Ms. Flora Pereira received the information about the competition, she
quickly identified one of the most
talented fourth year students at the St.
Ignatius Annayelli Marin and
encouraged her to participate.
- Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s Address
Business Forum “Partnering for Growth”: Mr. Master of Ceremonies, Rev
David Golf, Distinguished Members
of the Business Community, Ministers
of Government and Members of
Cabinet, Chief Executive Officers and
other Members of the Public Service
Other Invited Guests, Representatives
of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen
It is with great pleasure that I
welcome you to this the second
Business Forum, the purpose of which
is to provide an opportunity for
Government and the Private Business
Sector in Belize to continue the open
dialogue on ways to expand incomes,
jobs and the level of business and
economic activity generally. All this,
of course, with a view to accelerate
the social and economic development
of our country, and to improve the
quality of life of every resident of
There have been changes since we
met here last year, some clearly
positive, others clearly undesirable.
- Cuba Leader Raul Castro Says Cuba ‘hard hit’ by Sandy: Eleven people died and more than
188,000 homes were damaged as the
storm passed over Cuba last week.
President Raul Castro said Cuba’s
second largest city, Santiago, looked
like it had been bombed.
He urged those affected not to lose
hope and said that no one would be
left destitute, but that the government
would have to weigh up each case.
“We’ll get over this, you’re
fighting people, we’ve known that
for more than fifty years,” he told
residents of Santiago on a tour of the
worst affected areas.
“The reality is much worse
than what you can see in the
pictures or on TV,” President
- Back By Popular Demand “Teen Depression”, A Guide for Parents And Teachers: Teenage depression isn’t just bad
moods and occasional melancholy—
it’s a serious problem that impacts
every aspect of a teen’s life. Teen
depression can lead to problems at
home and school, drug abuse,
self-loathing—even violence or
suicide. But as a concerned parent,
teacher, or friend, there are many
ways you can help. Talking about the
problem and offering support can
go a long way toward getting your
teenager back on track.
If you’re a teenager struggling with
depression or you’d like to learn how
to help a depressed friend.
There are as many misconceptions
about teen depression as there are
about teenagers in general. Yes, the
teen years are tough, but most teens
balance the requisite angst with
good friendships, success in school
or outside activities, and the
development of a strong sense of self.
- Guatemala Indigenous Leader
‘Escapes Street Attack’: An indigenous leader in Guatemala
who is an outspoken critic of the
government says he has escaped an
Mario Itzep of the National
Indigenous Observatory said two
men on a motorbike opened fire on
him in Guatemala City.
He said he had recently received
anonymous telephone calls telling him
that unless he stopped bothering the government he would regret it.
Itzep said he was not injured in the
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