Re: The (Cayo) Star Newspaper is online
12/17/14 06:17 AM
12/17/14 06:17 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
The December 16, 2014 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE
This Week's Stories:
- Popular Santa Elena DJ Brutally
Murdered In Esperanza Village:
The dead body of a popular Santa
Elena DJ was found off a feeder road
in Esperanza village.
On Wednesday, December 10,
2014 at around 4:30 p.m. San
Ignacio police were informed of the
discovery of a dead man clad in only
a t-shirt and boxers found off a feeder
road in Esperanza Village.
Upon arrival, the lifeless body of a
male person was seen laying face up
with what appeared to be cut wounds on the head with blood covering the
face. The male person was on his
knees in a bending position. Closer
inspection led police to identify the
male person as Samir Fernandez,
24, Belizean laborer of a San Pedro
Street address in Santa Elena.
While processing the scene, police
discovered a short pants, a pair of
black slippers, and a dark grey
- Huge Drug Bust In Shawville Area:
Today, over 84, 000 grams of
marijuana was found in the Shawville
area in San Ignacio.
On Monday, December 8, 2014
Special Branch personnel on routine
patrol in the Shawville area of San
Ignacio, came across four “El
Quetzal” crocus sacks in the bushes.
The sacks were searched and found
to contain what appeared to be a
green leafy substance consistent with that of marijuana.
At the time of the discovery no one
was in the area.
- Mexican Luxury Hotel Development Group Investing in Belize:
The Government of Belize,
through BELTRAIDE, is pleased
to announce the completion of
the sale of the island of Caye
Chapel, on Monday 8 December,
2014. Caye Chapel, an island in
the Belize District, consisting of
265 acres, was purchased by a
leading Mexican luxury hotel
The group, who are owners and
operators of luxury tourism
developments in Mexico City,
Cancun, and Acapulco, are
currently working on a detailed development plan for the island
for presentation to Government.
It is expected that this plan will
include the announcement of the
partnership with a renowned
global luxury hotel brand, to be
announced in the near future, as
well as the development of
high-end residencies and other
- Scientists Make 'Feel Full' Chemical:
Scientists have created a chemical
that can be added to food to make
people feel full.
Initial tests showed it helped people
to eat less and slow weight gain.
It harnessed the power of a
proprionate, which naturally makes
us feel full when it is produced by
breaking down fibre in the gut.
Writing in the journal Gut, the UK
researchers said their chemical would
have to be eaten regularly to have an
The ingredient is a foul-tasting
soluble powder, but the team, from
Imperial College London and the
University of Glasgow, are trying to
incorporate it into bread and fruit
- UniBAM Celebrating Human Rights Day:
The United Belize Advocacy
Movement joints organizations
around the World in celebrating
Human Rights Day today December
10th. The day marks the United
Nations General Assembly adoption
and proclamation of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights in
1948 and was first formed in 1950,
when the General Assembly invited
all member states and other
organizations to celebrate. The theme
for 2014, "Human Rights 365", it
is a reminder that everyone is entitled
to basic rights.
UniBAM calls on all organization on
this day to continue to express the
values and principles of human rights, to ensure its inclusiveness and impact
to quality of life of all citizens as rights
are indivisible and universal.
- HelpAge Belize Celebrates Human Rights Day:
HelpAge Belize in collaboration
with its partner agencies joins the
rest of the World and Affiliate
Members of HelpAge International in
celebrating World Human Rights Day,
December 10th, 2014.
HelpAge International is marking
the occasion with a renewed call
for governments to challenge the wide
range of human rights violations
experienced every day by many older
women and men.
“Discrimination against men
and women on account of
their older age is one of the last
remaining forms of prejudice to be
tackled on a global basis,” said
Toby Porter, Chief Executive at HelpAge International. “This has to
change and a new UN convention
on the rights of older people is
the way to challenge age
- Criticism: Giving and Receiving:
Have you ever asked someone to
give you an honest criticism? A very
positive action on your part is to
solicit criticism when appropriate.
Ask for it, if you please. A sign of
maturity is recognizing you don't
know it all and you're open to learn
more and to change, and you want to
improve. Have you ever asked your
boss for some honest feedback? Have
you ever said, "I realize I need to
improve in this area. Can you give
me some good pointers on how to
Soliciting appropriate criticism says
a lot about you, and the response you
receive is generally given in a positive
way, much more palatable than
unsolicited criticism. Instead of a
criticism, it becomes a "critique."
There's a perceived difference in a
criticism and a critique.
- Shame On Me, Again:
"There is therefore now no
condemnation for those who
are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1
It happened suddenly and without
One minute I was sitting in a booth,
laughing over a cup of coffee with my
youngest son on his college campus
(which just so happens to be my
alma mater). The next minute, I'm
driving away from my old college
stomping grounds when the mere sight
of a corner drugstore triggers a
painful reminder of my past.
It just so happened to be the same
corner drugstore that one of my
roommates and I ducked into late one
night under a cloak of darkness to
purchase a pregnancy test. She was
late and had assumed the worst. It
turned out it was negative, but it
just as easily could have been me
purchasing the test.
Diphtheria is an upper respiratory
tract illness caused by
Corynebacterium diphtheriae, a
facultative anaerobic, Gram-positive
bacterium. It is characterized by sore
throat, low fever, and an adherent
membrane (a pseudomembrane) on
the tonsils, pharynx, and/or nasal
cavity. A milder form of diphtheria
can be restricted to the skin. Less
common consequences include
myocarditis (about 20% of cases)
and peripheral neuropathy (about
10% of cases).
Diphtheria is an infectious disease
spread by direct physical contact or
breathing the aerosolized secretions
of infected individuals.
- Avoiding Poisons In Your Cayo Food:
The second symposium on Finding
Healthy / Safe Foods in the Cayo
District will be held Saturday 13th
December at the Maya Mountain
Lodge’s conference facility. The
November symposium focused on
safe market produce. This month the
focus is on processed boxed and
canned foods as well as concerns
about GMO. The January one will
be on finding safe animal products. All
symposiums follow the agenda pattern
of Market place, consultation,
and learning exchange.
The symposium will run from 12-4
pm with the following schedule:
12-2pm Market place where you
can connect and buy from
providers of healthy foods.
2-3 pm Consultations on the results
from the last symposium 3-4 pm Presentation followed by
“learning exchange” by participants on
dangers of processed foods.
- Brazil 'Serial Killer' das Gracas
Alleges 42 Deaths In A Decade:
Brazilian police have arrested a man
who has confessed to the killing of 42
people over the last decade in the city
of Rio de Janeiro.
Police say they arrested Sailson
Jose das Gracas on Wednesday,
shortly after he stabbed a woman to
death in a city suburb.
He then confessed to killing another
37 women, three men and a
The police are searching for alleged
victims and say they have found four.
In a police interview broadcast on
Brazil's TV Globo, the man said he
would go out hunting, and he killed
for the adrenaline.
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