Re: The (Cayo) Star Newspaper is online
01/21/13 07:58 AM
01/21/13 07:58 AM
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The January 20th, 2013 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE
This Week's Stories:
- Belize City Youth Charged In Cayo For $15 Robbery:
A 20 year man from Belize City was
today arrested, charged and
remanded to prison on a robbery
San Ignacio police reports that on
Sunday, January 13, 2013 at about
8:15 pm Ervin Tzul, 23, Belizean
Lab Technician visited the police
station in San Ignacio where he
reported that he was robbed a few
minutes earlier while socializing with
friends inside the Macal River Park
in San Ignacio.
The complainant informed that while
inside the park the group was
approached by a male person of dark
complexion wearing a blue shirt with
stripes and a blue pants. The man,
armed with a knife, reportedly
approached the complainant
demanding his cellular telephone and
- Increase Fee For Drivers
License Is Optional:
Paying twice the statutory fee for a
drivers’ permit in the twin towns of
San Ignacio/Santa Elena is optional
says Mayor John August.
In the face of the doubling of the
statutory drivers’ license fee in the
twin municipalities, the contention
blew up earlier this week when, on
Monday, January 14, the Ministry of
Labour, Local Government, Rural
Development, National Emergency
Management and Immigration &
Nationality, issued a public notice
informing that pursuant of Statutory
Instrument #182 of 2003, the legal fee
for the issuance of a driver’s license
is ONLY thirty Belize dollars and
that drivers are not required to pay
anything above the thirty dollars fee.
- Is An Accused Drug Trafficking
Policeman Shielded By The Police?:
A police constable on interdiction
for allegedly being involved in illegal
activities in Belmopan City has been
arrested and charged with drug trafficking after he was allegedly
caught in the act.
Acting upon information received at
around 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January
15, a team of policemen from the Benque Viejo sub-formation rushed
to area near the western border
station. Upon arrival they were
informed that the person wearing a
blue t-shirt and blue ¾ pants boarded
a taxi cab heading into Benque Viejo
- Godsman C. Ellis - Is Now At Rest:
We take this opportunity to express
deepest sympathy to the Ellis family
on the passing of Mr. Godsman Ellis.
Mr. Ellis was indeed a pioneer in
several aspect of Belizean life.
He was instrumental in agriculture,
tourism and the Garifuna council
among several other undertakings.
He lived a fruitful life. Mr. Ellis has
now gone to rest. May his soul now
rest in eternal peace.
- Looking For Mr. Hilary Wade Delmar:
I am the younger Brother of Mr.
Hilary Wade Delmar.
On June 12th, 2011 your paper
reported on an American by the name
of Hilary Wade Delmar arrested by
Mr. Delmar was arrested and in
custody, awaiting charges for being in
the possession of excess ammunition
and a contraption suspected to be
used for smoking marijuana.
- Cuba Confirms 51 Cholera Cases In Havana:
Cuba’s health ministry has
confirmed a cholera outbreak in
Havana with 51 people infected - the
biggest incidence of the disease there
An official statement said health
workers had detected an increase in
“acute diarrhoea” in some districts,
which has been established as
The source has been identified as a
foodseller who caught cholera during
a previous outbreak in eastern Cuba.
Doctors have been going house to
house in Havana areas, checking for
- Guatemala Shock As Two Murdered Girls Found On Street:
Guatemalan police are investigating
the murder of two girls aged six and
12 whose bodies were found dumped
on a street in the capital, Guatemala
The girls, who were wearing
pyjamas, appeared to have been
strangled, officials said.
Police are trying to establish whether
their deaths are linked to the murders
of two women found with gunshot
wounds in the same district.
Some 700 women were killed in
Guatemala in 2011, according to
The bodies of the two girls were
found in the early hours of
Wednesday on a street in Zona 11, a
southern district of Guatemala City.
- Thank You For Your Support:
I would like to start by saying thank
you for promoting the Kontiki Family
Fun Day and apologies for the
tardiness of this letter. The reason for
this tardiness is because in an effort
to sell a few more raffle tickets we
postponed the raffling date for
November 30th, 2012.
The purpose of this article is to
thank all the kind and generous hearts
who gave freely, thank you to all the
people of Kontiki and surrounding
areas who attended the event and all
those who contributed to make this
day a success.
- Early HIV Drugs 'Slow Virus Down':
Giving a patient HIV drugs as soon
as they are diagnosed could be the
future of treatment, say researchers.
Currently, antiretroviral therapy is
given only once the immune system
has been seriously weakened by
A trial, in the New England Journal
of Medicine, showed that a year-long
course of therapy after diagnosis
helped preserve the immune system
and keep the virus in check.
It is thought that early treatment may
also reduce the spread of HIV.
- New Belize High Commissioner to Canada Meets
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper:
His Excellency Nestor Mendez,
Ambassador of Belize to the United
States of America and Permanent
Representative of Belize to the
Organization of American States,
yesterday presented his Letter of
Introduction to the Right Honorable
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of
Canada, accrediting him as Belize’s
High Commissioner to Canada.
The meeting took place in the
Office of the Prime Minister in
Ottawa, Canada, where High
Commissioner Mendez discussed
with the Canadian leader issues of
prominence in the Belize -Canada
During his visit to Canada, High
Commissioner Mendez also met and
had discussions with senior officials
of the Department of Foreign Affairs
and International Trade, officials of the
Department of National Defense, and
representatives of the Canadian
International Development Agency
- Venezuela Vice President Faces Leadership Test:
As ailing President Hugo Chavez's successor, Vice President Nicolas Maduro is in
charge. But he faces hurdles in solidifying support in a post-Chavez Venezuela.
- Lance Armstrong: How It Feels To Lose Faith In Your Favourite Sport:
Bitter, angry, disappointed, but
hopeful. As a lifelong cycling fan, that’s
how I feel after Lance Armstrong’s
confession - and now that, maybe, a
line can be drawn under years of lies
Imagine how you would feel if you
discovered that the there had been so
much cheating at such a high level
across the sport you love, that a
decade’s worth of results could no
longer be relied upon.
What would you think if the sport
could no longer say with any great
certainty who had won the
Premiership, or the World Cup?
That is effectively what has happened
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