Re: The (Cayo) Star Newspaper is online
02/24/13 05:54 PM
02/24/13 05:54 PM
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The February 24th, 2013 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE
This Week's Stories:
- Jerome Tillet Remanded For Attempt Murder:
A Ministry of Works truck driver,
charged with the attempt murder of
his sisterís estranged common law
husband, is currently on remand at the
central prison in Hattieville.
The 911 call of a chopping incident
on Maxi Street in Santa Elena, Cayo,
was reportedly received by San
Ignacio police at 8:45 pm on
Saturday, February 16, 2013.
By the time the team of policemen
arrived on the scene, the injured man
had already been rushed, by relatives,
to the Community Hospital in San
On the scene however the police
encountered and detained the suspect,
Jerome Tillet, 30, Belizean driver
also of a Maxi Street address in Santa Elena.
- Is Cotton Tree Village Dispatching
Criminal To Urban Communities?:
Last week we reported on the
violent attack upon San Ignacio Taxi
driver, Pedro Choc who remains in
critical condition at the Karl Heusner
Memorial Hospital in Belize City.
This week we report on the arrest
of the suspected attacker Alex
Anthony Reid, 24, Belizean laborer
residing in Cotton Tree Village around
mile 44 on the George Price
Highway in the Cayo District.
Police strongly suspects that Reid
is the man who whopped the taxi
driver with a piece of wood behind
Reid, who is no stranger to
San Ignacio, was picked out in an
identification parade by both the
brother and son of the victim.
Slapped with an attempt murder
charge, the accused Alex Anthony
Reid appeared in front of
San Ignacioís magistrate, Narda
Morgan, where the indictable charge was read to him. Being a
matter for Supreme Court hearing, no
plea was entertained. Reid was
remanded to the central prison in
Hattieville with instructions to
be brought back to court on
Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
- Allegations Of Theft From Pro World:
Two high ranking members from
PRO World Foundation are in
problems with the law as they stand
accused of making off with cash
belonging to the Foundation.
John Mundy, 27, British/American
Global Project manager for PRO
World, visited the police station on
Thursday, February 7, 2013, where
he reported that on Monday, January
28, 2013, he visited the Foundationís
office located at # 28 Benque Veijo
Road in San Ignacio with intention to
meet the local director, Akiesha Anderson to investigate the report of
missing funds. Anderson was absent
from the office and later sent Mundy
a text message allegedly informing
that she was resigning from the
- U.D.P Poised To
Win A Third Term:
Four months of rigorous
campaigning climaxed today at the
Andres Campos Civic Center in
Corozal on the occasion of the United
Democratic Partyís National
Convention 2013. While thousands of UDP supporters,
from every corner of the
country, converged on the
convention site, the focus was on the
Partyís 566 delegates from all 31
constituencies along with elected
municipal officials, senators and
members of the Partyís Central
Executive each with one vote to cast
for the candidate of their choice to fill
the three contested positions of First
Deputy Party Leader, Party Chairman
and Deputy Chairman of the Party.
- Bradley Accused Of Trafficking In Drugs:
A well known Santa Elena man,
accused of drug trafficking, is today
out on a five thousand dollar bail.
Police reports that on Friday,
February 15, 2013, members of the
Mobile Interdiction Team (MIT), on
an anti-drug operation in Santa Elena,
Cayo found over one and a half
pounds of weed inside a house on
George Price Avenue.
The team, accompanied by a
senior Justice of the Peace, conducted
a search at the George Price Avenue
residence of Derick Bradley. The
search reportedly led to the
discovery of 781.1 grams of
marijuana, inside seven separated
black plastic bags, found inside the
cavity of a cement block in an interior
- International Raid Targets Illegal Timber Trade:
Interpol has announced that it
arrested nearly 200 people in a
wide-ranging international operation
against illegal logging and the trafficking
The three-month effort spanned 12
Central and South American
countries, and $8m (£5.2m) worth of
timber was seized.
Interpol says the illegal logging trade
could be worth up to $100bn
It has also been linked to a rise in
murders and corruption, as criminal
groups move into remote forest
Interpol said officials had checked
lorries, ships and containers, as well
as retailers and individuals, seizing a
total of 50,000 cubic metres, or about
2,000 lorry-loads, of illicit timber.
More than 100 people remain
- Mexico Security Forces Colluded In Disappearances:
The pressure group Human Rights
Watch says Mexico has failed to
properly investigate human rights
abuses committed by the security
The group has documented almost
250 disappearances during the term
of former President Felipe Calderon.
It says evidence suggests that in
more than half of the cases the
security forces participated either
directly or indirectly in the disappearances.
HRW has called on the new
government to find the missing.
- Grenada Opposition Wins Clean Sweep
In General Election:
Preliminary results of the general
election on the Caribbean island of
Grenada suggest a landslide win for
the opposition New National Party
Election supervisors said the
preliminary figures showed the NNP
had won all 15 seats.
The governing National Democratic
Congress admitted defeat.
If the results are confirmed,
Keith Mitchell, who served
three terms as prime minister
between 1995 and 2008, will return
The main theme during the election
was the economic crisis.
- Deepest Undersea Vents Discovered By UK Team:
UK scientists exploring the ocean
floor in the Caribbean have
discovered an "astounding" set of
hydrothermal vents, the deepest
anywhere in the world.
Deploying a remotely-operated
vehicle (ROV) in the Cayman Trough,
they stumbled across a previouslyunknown
site nearly 5000m below
Video pictures relayed live back
to the research ship mounting the
operation show spindly chimneys up
to 10m high.
They are belching out dark water -
"a stunning sight", one scientist
In the immense pressure of the sea
three miles down, the ROV, known
as ISIS, was gently steered around
the vents, taking pictures and
- Investing In The Caribbean:
By Joseph Doway
Someone asked me this week,
where are investors all flocking to
certain islands or regions within the
Caribbean, and neglecting others. My
answer was simple. Kudos to the
government and the people of those
countries that accept change and
development. As advisors to
investors and developers of hotels and
resorts in the 2006 to 2009 period,
we were always asked to do studies
on the destinations where these
developments were to take place.
Consistent and transparent policies
hold the key to economic
development of any country or island,
which then help to boost its efforts to
attract foreign investment.
- Haiti's 'Baby Doc' Duvalier Bids To Avoid Court:
Haiti's former ruler has filed a
last-minute appeal with the Supreme
Court to avoid appearing in court
on allegations of crimes against
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc"
Duvalier was due to attend a
hearing in the capital, Port-au Prince,
on Thursday afternoon or face arrest.
The ex-leader, who returned to
Haiti in 2011 after 25 years in French
exile, has already missed two
He denies all charges, with his
lawyers saying the case should be
Mr Duvalier's chief counsel,
Reynold Georges, earlier told
journalists that the ex-president would
not attend Thursday's hearing.
- Hugo Chavez Returns To Venezuela After Cuba Cancer Care:
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez has returned to the country
after receiving treatment for cancer in
In three messages posted on
Twitter, Mr Chavez, 58, thanked
Cuban President and ex-leader Raul
and Fidel Castro.
He also thanked Venezuelans for
their support and said he would
continue treatment in his home
He has been president for 14 years
and was re-elected for another
six-year term in October 2012, but
his swearing-in was delayed because
of his illness.
- India's Hyderabad Hit By Two Explosions:
Two explosions have killed 12
people in the southern Indian city of
Hyderabad, in what Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh labelled as a
The blasts that hit the city in Andhra
Pradesh were 10 minutes apart,
police said. Television images showed
casualties being rushed to hospital.
India's home minister said bombs
had been planted on bicycles 150m
(500ft) apart near a crowded fruit
Major cities have been put on alert
as police probe the cause for the
- China Cultural Revolution Murder Trial Sparks Debate:
The trial in China of an elderly man
accused of murder during the Cultural
Revolution has sparked online
The man, reportedly in his 80s and
surnamed Qiu, is accused of killing a
doctor he believed was a spy.
The Cultural Revolution, launched
by Mao Zedong in 1966, was an
era of violence against intellectuals
and other alleged bourgeois
Some have questioned why one
man is on trial so belatedly when so
few officials have been brought to
- China's 'Leftover Women', Unmarried At 27:
Over 27? Unmarried? Female? In
China, you could be labelled a "leftover
woman" by the state - but some
professional Chinese women these
days are happy being single.
Huang Yuanyuan is working late
at her job in a Beijing radio newsroom.
She's also stressing out about the fact
that the next day, she'll turn 29.
"Scary. I'm one year older," she
says. "I'm nervous."
"Because I'm still single. I have
no boyfriend. I'm under big
pressure to get married."
Huang is a confident, personable
young woman with a good salary, her
own apartment, an MA from one of
China's top universities, and a wealth
- Facts Related To Death Of 17
Year Old Of Toledo District:
The Ministry of Health would
like to state the medical findings in
relation to the death of a seventeen
year old female of Golden Stream
Village, Toledo District.
The patient first visited the Big Falls
Health Center on March 19th, 2012
where she was treated for a chronic
abdominal condition and released.
She later returned to the clinic on
March 22nd, 2012 where she was
diagnosed with a chronic disorder.
She received a blood transfusion at
that time and was hospitalized for a
week at the Punta Gorda Hospital for
observation before release by her doctor.
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