The November 18th, 2012 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE
This Week's Stories:
Grandson Lands Grandma In Police Cell: The information from an alert
victim of burglary, led San Ignacio
Police Crimes Investigation Branch
personnel to solving another burglary
case in which a gun was stolen as well
as the discovery of a little bit of
marijuana for bonus.
The case against Danny
Sagastume, 19, Belizean labourer of
a Santiago Juan Layout area in San
Ignacio, and a rather frightening
incarceration experience for his
67 year old grandmother, began on
Tuesday, November 6, when Adolfo
Ventura, 47, Guatemalan, taxi driver
from the neighbouring Bullet Tree Falls
Village reported to San Ignacio
Police that his house was burglarized.
Major Road Upgrades
In The Twin Towns: Not to be left behind other
municipalities especially Belize City,
the twin towns of San Ignacio and
Santa Elena are in for major street
improvements. The paving of Church Street, Eve
Street, Victoria Street and a portion
of the Bullet Tree Road all in San
Ignacio Town began today.
Mayor John August informed that
the project, at a cost of over one million dollars will also include the
paving of 18th Street and West Street
in San Ignacio as well as Eden Drive
in Santa Elena.
The major upgrading of streets in
Santa Elena and San Ignacio, along
with the soon to be completed
Welcome Centre, is being funded by
the Government of Belize via a loan
facility with the World Bank under a
Municipal Development Project.
Marlon Kuylen Heads Football Coaches Education Committee: As the effort continues to move
football to a higher level in Belize,
the Football Federation of Belize
(FFB) is embarking on a countrywide
training program of coaches.
The FFB informs that in order to
have beginners trained in line with the
Federation's quest to have all coaches
certified to participate in tournament
organized by the FFB and its
For this purpose, a Coaches
Education Committee was recently
formed. The committee is headed by
FFB's Executive Member Marlon
Kuylen. Assisting Kuylen will be the
National “A” team coach Le Roy Sherrier as well the Technical
Director/Assistant National “A” team
coach Renan Couoh, Goalkeeper
coaches Charlie Slusher and Kent
Gabourel and Physical Trainer
Software Pioneer John McAfee Denies Murder In Belize: The founder of the anti-virus
software firm McAfee has denied
murdering one of his neighbours in San
John McAfee said he did not kill
fellow American Gregory Faull, who
was found shot dead on Sunday on
Ambergris Caye island, just off the
coast of Belize, where both men lived.
Police say he is a "person of
interest" in their inquiries into Mr
Mr McAfee says he is hiding from
police out of fear they want to kill him.
He was detained earlier this year
over the alleged possession of guns
and drugs, but was released without
What is Garifuna Settlement Day?: On November 19th the
celebrations commence to mark the
arrival of the first Garifuna to Belize
in 1832. The festival marks the
arrival of the Garifuna people to
Dangriga. A mixture of African music
and religion with native Carib
language and traditions blends into a
vibrant, tasty, stimulating experience.
Garifuna Settlement Day, is
celebrated throughout the country, but
especially in Dangriga, the cultural
capital of Belize. There is traditional
Garifuna and Belizean food, live punta
music, games and Jonkunu dancers.
In addition they reenact 'The
Colombian Police Arrests Three For killing 10 Farm workers: Colombian security forces have
arrested three men they suspect of
shooting dead 10 farm workers last
The killing was one of the
deadliest targeted attacks in
Colombia in years.
Police say the suspects belong to a
criminal gang whose leader was
arrested last month and who ordered
the attack from behind bars.
They said the motive could be
revenge for his recent capture or
a deadly message to businessmen
who have refused to pay the gang
UN: Haiti Faces 2013 Food Shortage After Hurricane Sandy: The UN in Haiti says 1.5 million
people remain at risk of not having
proper access to food in 2013 due to
the destruction caused by Hurricane
Sandy and other natural disasters.
The situation has been made worse
by a drought earlier this year, it says.
At least 54 people died as
Hurricane Sandy hit the impoverished
Caribbean nation two weeks ago.
The country is still struggling to
recover from a devastating
earthquake in January 2010.
During the spring and summer of this
year, rural households in northern
parts of Haiti were badly hit by
Jamaica Bans Preaching On Commuter Buses: have banned lay preachers from
addressing commuters in public buses.
Jamaica is a predominantly
Christian country, but many
passengers have complained about
the noise and disturbance.
Drivers have been instructed to
politely warn religious ministers that
they are no longer allowed to
evangelise fellow passengers.
Preachers say the decision infringes
freedom of speech and religion.
"I am all for evangelising, but
they cannot use the bus as their platform," Hardley Lewin,
managing director of the Jamaica
Transit Company Limited said.