Re: The (Cayo) Star Newspaper is online
12/03/14 11:45 AM
12/03/14 11:45 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
The November 30, 2014 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE
This Week's Stories:
- Who Bex Bex!!! Mahmud
Resigns From The House:
“Who Bex Bex”!!! Joseph
Mahmud, Peoples United Party
(PUP) Area Representative for Cayo
North, has abruptly resigned.
About a month ago Mahamud
had indicated that he would not be
seeking re-election in 2017 but would
serve out his term. Today however,
all that changed when he resigned as
a member of Parliament.
This immediately puts his
Cayo North seat up for grabs as a
bi-election must be held within the
next 90 days. The UDP is rearing to go with its
standard bearer Omar Figueroa,
who was elected as Standard Bearer
earlier this year in February. The PUP
on the other hand has not found a new
standard bearer since Mahmud
indicated he would not run again.
Attorney Michel Chebat and
businessman Richard Harrison
have both declared an interest in the
division. The PUP must now move
quickly to hold a convention to either
elect or endorse someone. It must be said that the opposition
seems to have been caught with their
pants down, because up until mid October Mahmud said that he would
serve out his term and not seek
re-election, he mentioned nothing
about resigning. However, something
happened between then and this
morning at 11:00 am, when he
resigned with immediate effect.
- Bahadur And Molina
Remanded To Hattieville:
Two young men from Santa Elena
have been remanded to the Central
Prison in Hattieville for the rape and
forcible abduction of a 14 year old
On Sunday, November 16, a female
minor accompanied by her mother
visited the San Ignacio police station
and reported that whilst walking on
George Price Avenue in the company
of her sister, a red heavily tinted four
door car, pulled up beside them when
an occupant of the vehicle alighted
wearing a white cloth covering most
of his face, revealing only his eyes,
forced her sister into the waiting car.
She reported that upon witnessing
this, she ran away.
- Editorial: Still I Rise:
By: Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise...
- Mexican President Pena
Nieto To Overhaul Police:
Mexico’s President Enrique Pena
Nieto delivers a speech during a
national broadcasting message from
National Palace in Mexico City,
México, 27 November 2014.
Protesters have criticised Mexico's
leader over the disappearance of 43
Mexico gang 'admits student
deaths' and Mexican President
Enrique Pena Nieto has announced
plans to overhaul the country's
police forces, in the wake of the
disappearance of 43 students.
Mr Nieto said he would unify all
local police units into one national
The students, all trainee teachers,
went missing in September after
joining a protest in Iguala, Guerrero
- World AIDS Day 2014:
December 1st is World AIDS Day.
The National AIDS Commission
(NAC), the National HIV Programme
of the Ministry of Health and their
partner agencies invite you to become
an interactive part of World AIDS
Day 2014 activities. This year’s theme
is: Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV
infections. Zero discrimination.
Zero AIDS-related deaths.
HIV is now considered to be a
concentrated epidemic in Belize. The
recently completed Modes of
Transmission Study suggests that
around 70% of new infections in 2014
will occur in men and thus the shift of the response has now turned towards
testing more men.
- Influenza (Flu Virus):
There are two main types of
influenza (flu) virus: Types A and B.
The influenza A and B viruses that
routinely spread in people (human
influenza viruses) are responsible
for seasonal flu epidemics each year.
Influenza A viruses can be broken
down into sub-types depending on
the genes that make up the surface
proteins. Over the course of a flu
season, different types (A & B) and
subtypes (influenza A) of influenza
circulate and cause illness.
Flu Symptoms & Severity
Influenza (also known as the flu)
is a contagious respiratory illness
caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild
to severe illness, and at times can lead
to death. The flu is different from a
cold. The flu usually comes on
suddenly. People who have the
flu often feel some or all of these
- Body Of Canadian Man
Found In Mopan River:
The lifeless body of a man, was
retrieved from the Mopan River on
Sunday, November 23, the person
was wearing only a black jacket.
Nicole Warner, 54, naturalized
Canadian accountant, residing in
Bullet Tree Falls village reported to
police that on Saturday, November
21, at about 4:00 p.m. she picked up her husband, James Garfield
Searles, 59, Canadian national, from
the Philip Goldson International
Airport and headed back to San
She informs that whilst enroute to
San Ignacio, they stopped at Amigos
Restaurant and Bar, had food and a
few drinks. Upon arriving in San
Ignacio, they stopped at ABC Supermarket
on the Bullet Tree Road to
purchase a bottle of Travellers Gold
and two cokes. Shortly after, at
around 6:30 p.m. they arrived home
in Bullet Tree Falls, where they
- San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s restaurant, Running
W Steakhouse, Introduces Fresh New Menu Items:
Running W Steakhouse will launch
its latest menu that features new,
innovative items made fresh daily by
our Chefs. The restaurant, known for
its local and international cuisine,
welcoming atmosphere and premium
meats from their own family ranch,
will introduce the new menu on
December 1st which includes eight
new appetizers, four new sandwiches
& salads, nine new entrées, six new
desserts and several new cocktails.
During the process of revamping the
Running W Steakhouse menu, the
restaurant tested many of the new
dishes on the weekly specials menu.
“We had so many great ideas
for new dishes that it became
extremely difficult choosing
what should be featured
permanently,” said Kristin Utsman,
Assistant Manager.”We have enough
new dishes to feature 3 different
menus that will be introduced
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