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The Northern Star is the first weekly, full newspaper coming out of the Northern section of Belize. We are based in Orange Walk Town and we highlight the activities, events, concerns, and view points of the people in the North. Traditionally all other newspapers are Belize City based and as a result do not truly represent or reflect the interest of Northern Belize. The Northern Star is as its name suggests. The shining light that guides the way forward.


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CLICK HERE for the Monday, November 28th issue

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CLICK HERE for the Monday, December 9th issue

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CLICK HERE for the Monday, December 23rd issue

Universal Radio Christmas Parade 2011 in Orange Walk
Editorial: Christmas
Referendum, Oceania, Belize, Oil!!
The Prime Minister’s Christmas Message
The Felipe Wagner’s Saga !
The Corozal Free Zone. The reality today!: Investing in it’s Community
Too Late For A FLU Shot?
Ny’m Good Belizean Bittles: Wild Duck Breast withWhiteWine Cream Reduction andWild Rice
Your Weekly Horoscope
Jokes of the Week
Happy Sweet Sixteenth Birthday Kimberly Lopez
From The Ministry Of Sports
Cuba allows private ownership of state land in all but name, expert says
UN Drops Call To Outlaw ‘Defamation of Religions’

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The January 3rd issue of The Northern Star is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • THE MAN OF THE YEAR! The Hon. Dean Barrow
  • 2012 New Year Celebrations in Orange Walk
  • Editorial
  • THOUGHTS ACROSS THE MILES: Dr. Errol Elrington
  • The Prime Minister’s New Year Message
  • FROM THE PUBLISHER: If it is too good to be true! It is NOT!
  • MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY: Happy New Year by Rev. Dr. Rudolph Anthony Priest of the Anglican Diocese of Belize
  • Hon. Bernard Q.A. Pitts and Mayor Simeon Lopez will recieve Queens Honours
  • What is High Blood Pressure?
  • FOOD AND NUTRITION: First Aid and Safety Vomiting
  • Your Weekly Horoscope
  • The Corozal Free Zone The reality today! Eyes Locked on 2012
  • From The Ministry Of Sports: Reflection
  • KREM News Year’s Cycling Classic
  • Ex-cop Used Gun and Knife to Rescue Kids

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The February 9th, 2012 issue of The Northern Star is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Editorial: A Huge Vulture Waits!
  • MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY: Rev. Dr. Rudolph Anthony Priest of the Anglican Diocese of Belize - 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
  • FOOD AND NUTRITION: Becoming a Stepparent
  • Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
  • EMBRACING History: Philip S. W. Goldson, Dr. Manuel Esquivel
  • Your Weekly Horoscope
  • Jokes of the Week
  • INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Is The Multimillionaire A Belizean?
  • INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Months after his death, Libyan leader's weapons arm a rebel movement in Africa

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The March 1st, 2012 issue of The Northern Star is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • The Prime Minister Tour Marches on to the 7th.
  • Editorial: “We must maintain Belize Sovereign Manadate and insist that they compensate, not dictate” contributed by Sharon Pitts-Robateau
  • MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY by Rev. Dr. Rudolph Anthony, Last Sunday after the Epiphany
  • Photos: Nomination Day in Belize City
  • Party Leader’s Message: UDPmanifesto Action Plan 2012-2017
  • The Other Side of the Coin By Norman Rodriguez: Collateral Damage
  • HEALTH AND NUTRITION: Love and Romance
  • Low Fat Apple & Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
  • Message from Prime Minister: Town Council 2012-2015
  • Orange Walk Mayorial Candidate Ivan Leiva Message
  • Pledges
  • Your Weekly Horoscope
  • Bus Routes & Schedules
  • Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission arrives in Belize
  • Maya Doom Teaches Climate Lesson

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The November 22nd, 2012 issue of The Northern Star is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Millionaire wanted for Murder Facts Vs. Fiction!:
    American expatriate John McAfee, went into hiding as he is wanted by our authorities and is labeled as the prime suspect in the murder of 52yrs. old Gregory Viant Faull who wasmurdered in his home in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye sometime between the 10th. - 11th. November 2012. Gregory Faull was an American expatriate and was the neighbor of the 67yrs.old, Anti-Virus Pioneer, John McAfee. Sometime prior to his death, Gregory Faull made a formal complaint against John McAfee in the form of a letter addressed to the San Pedro Town Council complaining about some vicious, loose dogs that Mr. McAfee had that were and chasing and attacking people both residence and tourist.
  • The Super Bond IDB President, the US Treasury Department and Barack Obama:
    The Super Bond Renegotiation has suffered its first set back as a direct result of the IDB President LuisAlberto Moreno refusal to take to his board our proposal for the IDB partial guarantee of its restructuring with a policy based loan.TheUS Treasury Department has insists that the Government of Belize must first go to the IMF. Our Belize Government has and will simply refuse to go to the IMF. The IDB feeling pressured by the US Treasury Department has therefore withdrawn its support for a partial guarantee.
  • Editorial Page:
    Another year is almost over, and many believe that the end of the Mayan Calendar, signals the ending of the world as we know it. But what they fail to realize is that it is not the end of the world but simply the ending of a cycle, a generation, a system that has quickly become obsolete, no longer useful for the new Era that is dawning. And so with this new genesis on the horizon; we begin a new start, full of vigor, with high expectations, hope, opportunities and an undeniable love of God, an unending belief that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior along with the conviction that “The time to save our country is beforewe lose it!”
    Suri Baeza, a 15-year-old, Belizean Student from Rockwall High School who left her home in Orange Walk in 2002 was killed on Tuesday. Baeza’s mother found her body on the floor of her bedroom at about 7.15 p.m. and called 911. She told the police her daughter had stayed home from school that day because she had felt ill and that, though she’d arrived home at about 4 p.m., she hadn’t seen Surie since that morning. Baeza reportedly sent a text message around 2 p.m. and was killed between that time and 4.30 p.m. Her mother went to wake her up for dinner, but found her unresponsive on the floor in a pool of her own blood.
    Prime Minister, Members of the Cabinet, Members of the business community, CEO’s, other distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. The recent spike in crime and violence especially in Belize City hits at the core of our efforts to create a safe and secure environment where our citizens and visitors can live in peace and security. Let me assure you though, that despite these occasional spikes which have the effect of eroding any appearance of progress in our fight against crime, the Ministry of National Security and the Police Department have been employing and will continue to employ new and innovative strategies to vanquish what is undoubtedly the greatest national challenge in our postindependence history. My task, as the Minister, is to move the Ministry of National Security forward and ensure that we strengthen its Departments to allow them to deal with the various threats to national security and safety in an efficient and effective manner. While we are doing that we have to deal with the challenges of the day to day policing realities as it relates to crime and violence.
  • British Government Donates Motorcycles for Belmopan Police:
    A donation of two (2) motorcycles, to be assigned to the Belmopan City Formation of the Belize Police Department, was made this morning to the Ministry of National Security by the British Government through its Embassy in Belize. Making the presentation on behalf of the BritishGovernment was the visitingMinister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Latin America, Hon. Hugo Swire, MP, along with the British High Commissioner resident in Belize, H.E. PatAshworth. Receiving the donation was Belize’s Minister of National Security, Hon. John Saldivar, accompanied by the Commissioner of Police, David Henderson
  • Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake:
    Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). 2) Cut the pumpkin in half, stemto base. Remove seeds and pulp. Cover each half with foil. 3) Bake in the preheated oven, foil side up, 1 hour, or until tender. 4) Scrape pumkin meat fromshell halves and puree in a blender. Strain to remove any remaining stringy pieces. Store in the freezer in freezer safe bags.
  • Honduras: Quinceañera y su novio actuaron con cinismo y frialdad:
    La motivación de una quinceañera para planificar el asesinato de sumadre se vuelve un análisis complejo para los especialistas en conducta humana. La menor, en complicidad con su novio de 17 años, mató a puñaladas a su madreAna Brenda Bodden Guzmán por oponerse a aquel noviazgo que comenzó en las aulas de un colegio en Siguatepeque, donde ambos estudiaban. El perfil en las redes sociales de ambosmenores podría dar un punto de partida para los estudios que psiquiatras y psicólogos deberán hacerle a la pareja, que sin ningún remordimiento confesó su crimen.
  • Belize Police News
  • Cartoons and Joke of the Week
  • MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY by Rev. Dr. Rudolph Anthony
    St. Mark’s Gospel tells us today that “A poor widow came and put in 2 small copper coins, which were worth a penny”. And Jesus, after he saw what happened, told his disciples “This poor widow has put in more than all thosewho are contributing to the treasury...out of her poverty she has put in everything she had”. Today aswe look at this lesson, we will find that this is only a snippet of Scripture. In the theological world, these snippets are called “periscopes”, “clippings”. You see, as we read the clipping, we may not know what comes before or after it. If we were to tract Mark’s Gospel, we would know that Jesus had a busy week as it is laid out in the Gospel. One day, he rode into Jerusalemon a donkey; next day he overturns the moneychangers’ tables in the temple. The day after, he is engaged in theological debates with at least six different religious leaders.
  • HEALTH AND NUTRITION: Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia can be Schizophrenia frightening, but it doesn’t have to define your life. With medication, therapy, and support, many people with schizophrenia are able to control their symptoms, gain greater independence, and lead fulfilling lives. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent many unnecessary complications and improve the chance of recovery, so if you’re worried that you or someone you care about has schizophrenia, don’t hesitate to seek help. Recovering from schizophrenia doesn’t happen overnight. Finding the right treatments takes time and setbacks happen. But it is possible. In fact, most people with schizophrenia get better over time, not worse. So no matter what challenges you presently face, there is always hope.
  • Message from Prime Minister:
  • Your Weekly Horoscope
  • Another Earthquake Rocks Guatemala in just Four Days:
    Yet another 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off the western coast of Guatemala. Striking about 17miles (27 km) below sea level, the tremor was centered about 19 miles west-south-west of Champerico, Guatemala, and 115 miles from the capital, Guatemala City. The quake was not far from southern Mexico, with the USGS reporting it was 27 miles south-southeast of the border community of Suchiate, Mexico.

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The December 12th, 2012 issue of The Northern Star is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

    John McAfee was arrested lastWednesday night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Guatemala City by the Guatemalan Police and a member of Interpol. The Guatemalan Interior Minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla stated that “He (McAfee) entered the country illegally andwe are going to seek his expulsion for this crime”. The Guatemalan Government was seeking to expel McAfee to Belize on Thursday morning a move that his lawyer, Telesforo Guerra attempted to block by seeking an injunction to secure his release. Early Thursdaymorning Telesforo Guerra applied to the Guatemalan Court seeking “Political Asylum” for McAfee. That petition was denied by the Guatemalan Court and McAfee was faced with immediate deportation to Belize. Then we were treated to the latest episode of John McAfee on the run Saga. McAfee who is also selling his life story began to perform. (John McAfee has been on the run for approximately a month from Belizean Police who just want to question him about the murder of his neighbor Gregory Faull. While on the run McAfee has taken the International Media through a run-a-way train-type ride filled with accusations, lies, deception, mad-stories, false leads and most recently Holly-wood type acting.)
  • Columbia de-recognizes the ICJ:
    The Associated Press has a confusing and muddled account of the consequences of Colombia’s withdrawal from the Bogota Pact (American Treaty on Pacific Settlement), which had committed Colombia to the ICJ for disputes with other signatory states. Here is where theAP account doesn’t make much sense (or is flat out wrong): Legal experts, however, said [Colombian President] Santos’announcementwas unlikely, in practice, to diminish the court’s authority in any international disputes involving the South American nation. International legal experts said [Colombian President] Santos’ announcement would not, in practice, exempt Colombia fromthe jurisdiction of theWorld Court, as it is recognized as the arbiter of last resort under customary international law and practice. Uh, with all due respect to theAP’s international legal experts, that’s not quite right. By withdrawing from the Bogota Pact, Colombia is no longer committed to go to the ICJ to resolve disputes with other Bogota signatories (not that there are all that many). Colombia has also not accepted the compulsory jurisdiction of the ICJ under the ICJ Statute. Colombia is therefore free frombeing forced to go to the ICJ unless it has specifically agreed to do so in a particular treaty.And it has not always done so. For instance, it has never ratified the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which would have committed to compulsory dispute settlement before the ICJ.
    The latest decision of the ICJ regarding Columbia and its’ territorial dispute with Nicaragua over the San Andres Island has led us the conclusion thatwe in Belize cannot afford to fall under the same demise. The ICJ ruled that Columbia will keep the San Andres Island which is a tourist vacation haven but besides losing two other Islands, Columbia will also lose some 46 to 56,000 miles of sea which was once considered an integral part of their territory. The reality that now confronts Columbia is that its’ fishermen cannot fish in these waters anymore as Nicaragua upon the ruling of the ICJ has placed its’ soldiers to patrol what is now considered theirwaters. The damage to Columbia even goes further to the very lost of future revenues for that country that now sees a major part of its sea which is considered very rich in oil given away to Nicaragua by the very ICJ it trusted.
    On 10/12/12 about 6:45 pm, acting on information received, Police visited Phillip Goldson Highway between miles 59 and 60, where upon arrival saw a Green Blue Bird Bus(BBOC) bearing License Plates D- 00257 parked on the middle of the highway with its left front extensively damaged and facing a Eastern direction and several feet away on the right side of the highway when travelling from a South to North direction was a Grey Toyota pickup bearing License plates OWC- 17611 extensively damaged. Further checks made in the pickup led to the discovery of a motionless body of Jenaro Gaspar SANCHEZ, 41 years, Belizean cane farmer of Santa Clara Village (driver), Corozal District with multiple injuries to his body and was apparently dead, meanwhile his passenger identified to be Primitivo CANO, 45 years, Belizean cane farmer of the same address had already been transported to the Northern Regional Hospital suffering from a cut wound to his head, abrasions to his left armandwas complaining of pain to the left side of his chest.
    Ministry of National Security Clarifies and Rectifies Issue Regarding Transfer of Corporal #834 Sharmane Young TheMinistry of National Security wishes to clarify that the re-posting of Corporal #834 Sharmane Young fromthe San Pedro Sub-formation to Belize City is well within the established transfer policy of the Police Department. Reports of her transfer to the Placencia Sub-formation have been confirmed to be completely inaccurate.
    I met a brother this week in Belmopan who happens to be one of the few successful Belizean born businessmen in the country. We had a short discussion about the increasing difficulty of doing business in Belize, the various obstacles, themultitude of red-tape in place andmost specifically the crime. The discussion was general in nature but eventually lead to us talking about the establishment of the Forensic Laboratory which is the single most urgently needed unit for the Country of Belize in order to help address crime along with the famous legal term which has now become a part of regular Belizean vocabulary “null-persecute”. The Government of Belize has committed itself to create this unit and placing it under the Ministry of National Security. The problem is of course the cost, not only for the equipment but for the training of personnel etc. This brother happens to also be a long standing member of the Chamber of Commerce. Now I have always been critical of the Chamber because I genuinely feel that they need to play a more vital role in assisting to address some of the causes of crime in Belize and I still firmly believe that they operate in a bubble as if though they are not a part of the larger Belize Community from which they earn theirwealth. Nevertheless, in the discussion he suggested that the Government of Belize should offer open bids for any group, individual, organization or entity to finance, build and operate the Forensic Laboratory and he is of the opinion that the Chamber of Commerce and or several of its’ members would welcome such an opportunity. He said without hesitation that he would readily put up the first hundred thousand for the project and he assured that several of his other colleges in business would do the same.
  • 10 Creepiest Food Facts that Everyone should know:
    1 The average fast food fan eats 12 pubic hairs in a given year. 2 A strawberry McDonald’smilk shake contains 50 artificial flavors Apparently, real strawberries are expensive. So fast food companies like McDonald’s choose to use a ridiculous concoction of 50 chemicals to effectively imitate the flavor of one real world food. These chemicals include ethyl acetate, phenythyl alcohol and solvent. 3 This iswhere chicken nuggets come from Before reshaping, food like chicken nuggets, hot dogs, bologna and pepperoni look like a disgusting sludge of pink paste. This is done through a process called mechanical separation, which is a cost-effective way to “smooth out” bone remnants left after the de-boning process. The process results in excessive bacteria, which is fixed by washing the meat in ammonia.
  • 11 Secret Facts about Hair & Nails:
    1 Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. In fact, if the average man never shaved his beard it would grow to over 30 feet during his lifetime, longer than a killer whale. 2 Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. Unless you’re already bald, chances are good that you’re shedding pretty heavily on a daily basis. Your hair loss will vary in accordance with the season, pregnancy, illness, diet and age. 3 Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair. While it might sound strange, its shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that men’s hair should be coarser than that of women.
  • Orange Walk Mom Earns $6,795/Month Part-Time:
    Patricia Feeney of OrangeWalk, never thought she would have a job working at home until one day she filled out a simple form online. Before she knew it, she discovered her secret to beating the recession, and being able to provide for her family by working from home. I read Patty's blog last month and decided to feature her story in our Career News segment. In our phone interview she told me her amazing story. "Since getting my Work-At-Home-Digital I actuallymake about $5,000-$7,000 a month using the internet. It is enough to comfortably replace my old job's income.And the best thing is that I only work about 10- 12 hours a week from home so I now have a lot more time for my family." Working online has been a financialwindfall for Patty,who struggled formonths to find a job in a struggling economy through many online job agencies such as, and big break came one daywhen she found the Work-At-Home-Digital in an online classified ad. "I lost my job shortly after the recession hit, I needed reliable income, I was not interested in those "get rich quick" scams you see all over the internet. Those are all pyramid scams or stuff where you have to sell to your friends and family.
  • The Ladyville Massacre:
    Exactly two weeks and three days ago, 26 year old Jared Ranguy was found half naked and covered with blood in the Vellos home in Ladyville, where almost an entire family were killed savagely. In a small neighborhood known as “Japan” in Ladyville was where the well-known family were killed while still sleeping in their bedrooms early Sunday (November 25th, 2012). Neighbors fromthe communitywere awaken as early as 4 a.m. while police processed the scene of the very brutal murder of 51 year old Karen Skeen Vellos, 72 year old Robert Earl Vellos Sr. and 32 year old Teena Beth Skeen. Police Press Officer, Raphael Martinez said that when they visited the house they met a person kneeling in front of a room screaming and holding a machete. Two bodies were found lying motionless in front of that person, Karen Skeen with apparent multiple stab wounds and her husband Robert Earl Vellos Sr. with an apparent gunshot wound behind his head. In another roomTeena Beth Skeen was found with apparent multiple gunshot wounds.
  • Sleeping Disorders:
    Sleep disorders are disturbances that affect the ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or stay awake or that cause abnormal behaviors during sleep, such as night terrors or sleepwalking. Sleep can be disturbed by many factors, including irregular bed times, activities before bed, stress, diet, disorders, and drugs. Lack of sleep makes people feel sleepy, tired, and irritable during the day and interferes with functioning. Less often, a sleep disorder makes people unable to resist falling alseep during the day. Adetailed description of the problem, sometimes with information froma sleep log, usually indicates the diagnosis, but sometimes testing in a sleep laboratory is needed.
  • Amazingly Good Eggnog:
    Ingredients: 4 cups milk 5 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 12 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/2 cups light rum 4 cups light cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions:
  • George W. Bush retoma el debate sobre una reforma migratoria integral:
    El expresidente de Estados Unidos, George W. Bush, quien encabezó en 2007 el más reciente intento por aprobar una reforma migratoria integral reiteró este martes su creencia de que los inmigrantes son parte benéfica y total del estilo de vida estadounidense.
  • La persona mįs anciana del mundo fallece a los 116 ańos:
    Besse Cooper, la persona más anciana del mundo, murió este martes a la edad de 116 años. Cooper falleció enMonroe, Georgia, a unos 45minutos al este de Atlanta. Su hijo Sidney dijo que su madre "tuvo una vida larga y buena. Se fue muy tranquila". Nacida el 26 de agosto de 1896, Besse Cooper fue reconocida por el Libro Guinness de los Récords como la persona más vieja del mundo en enero de 2011.
  • Juez de líneamuere tras recibir una golpiza de futbolistas adolescentes:
    Un juez de línea aficionado murió este lunes en Holanda después de ser golpeado por futbolistas adolescentes en un partido el día anterior. Richard Nieuwenhuizen y la llegada de una ambulancia, se encontraba en estado crítico y fue trasladado a un hospital.Allí murió el lunes por la tarde", informó el sitio oficial de la falleció a las 5:30 p.m. local en el hospital de Nieuwegein, según su club Buitenboys.
  • Rosalia “Lily” Castillo Charged with Murder!:
    A post mortemexamination was conducted on the body of Carla Patricia Perez, 34 year old, Honduran waitress of #4 George Price Avenue, Santa Elena Town where at the conclusion; the doctor certified that cause of death was exsanguinations as a consequence of internal and external bleeding due to stab wound to the neck. The woman detained for apparently killing Carla Patricia Perez is her female lover 43 year old Rosalia “Lily” Castillo.
  • Romel Jr. Goes Missing:
    The Palacio family are seeking information regarding their love-one, Romel Palacio Jr. who has been missing sinceThursday, December 6th, 2012. Last year June theywere the victims of a home invasion where many believe Romel Sr. was attacked and killed because the assailants mistook him for his son, Romel Jr. who they were after because he was the only witness to a murder.
  • GSU BUST !:
    The GSU made a number of arrests and seizure. Rudolph Bennett, the uncle of a reputed member of a SouthsideGangwas arrested and charged with kept Ammunition without a gun license for a singleround. The GSU officers were on operation on Caesar Ridge Road, in the base of the Southside gangs’territory. A search was conducted at 47 year old Bennette’s apartment at the corner of Faber’s and Caesar Ridge Road. It led to the discovery of one .380 round of ammunition under his mattress.
  • Drug Trafficking:
    At 10:30am on December 11th, 2012, whilst Police were conducting foot patrol on Clement Street, Punta Gorda Town, they observed Joseph Cachou, 51 years old, Belizean Labourer of #50 FarWest Street, PuntaGorda Town coming frombehind a building at the corner of Far West Street and Clement Street. Upon seeing the Police Cachou ran away.
  • Many Cubans to pay taxes for first time in half a century:
    Most Cubans have not paid taxes for half a century, but that will change under new regulations starting January 1. The landmark move will change the relations of Cubans with their government and are a signal thatmarketoriented reforms are here to stay. They were launched after President Raul Castro succeeded his brother, Fidel Castro, in 2008. The recently published code constitutes the first comprehensive taxation in Cuba since the 1959 revolution abolished just about all taxes.
  • Microsoft’s CEOSteve Ballmer's Nightmare Is Coming True:
    Microsoft’s nightmare scenario is actually starting to take hold. 1 The iPad eats the consumer PC market. This is happening right now. In the third quarter of 2012, PC sales were down 8% on a year-over-year basis worldwide. In the U.S., saleswere down 14%. Abig chunk of the decline can be attributed to the rise of the iPad. Apple sold 14 million iPads last quarter, which is more than the top PCmaker, Lenovo,which shipped 13.7 million PCs. Throw in Apple’s 4.9 million Macs, and it’s the top computer maker by a mile. 2 Employees gradually switch away from using Windows PCs for work. This trend has not played out that dramatically in 2012.
  • Protesters attack palace, party headquarters in Egypt:
    Protesters marching on Egypt’s presidential palace Tuesday night broke through barbed wire around the building and hurled chairs and rocks at retreating police. Officers lobbed tear gas back at them. After initial clashes, police drew behind fences and protests were peaceful for several hours. More violence broke out at the headquarters of the Freedom and Justice Party in Menia, south of Cairo. At least 19 protesters were injured.
  • Cartoons and Joke of the Week
  • Your Weekly Horoscope
  • Su Horo´scopo Semanal
  • Belize Police News

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The March 6th, 2013 issue of The Northern Star is online HERE



This Week's Stories:

  • The President of Venezuela Comandante, Hugo Chavez dies on 5th.March:
    The great President of Venezuela Commander Hugo Chavez died on 5th March, 2013 at approximately 3:55pm EST in the afternoon after battling cancer for over two years. The announcement of his death was made by his vice-president shortly after the President passed away. The rippling effect of a nation dashed into mourning, shock, confusion, uncertainty and despair could be felt all across the globe as the realization that this revolutionary commander who has transformed the image and way of life of the entire Nation of Venezuela both internally and externally, after fourteen years of successive leadership was gone. Countless Nations across the world have expressed their condolences to the Government and People of Venezuela while we in Belize, our other brothers and sister Nations of the Caribbean and Latin America have joined in mourning the loss of the President whose word was as good as gold and whose action assisted and uplifted the lives of countless poor in all our various countries.
  • Editorial:
    The Media plays a critical role in the development of any nation. This role must be taken seriously and guarded by the same consciences that guide us every day in our very lives. There is also the question of Ethics, Moral Obligation and Social Responsibility which goes hand in hand with the principles of patriotism that should be embedded in the fulfillment of our duties in the media as the movers and shakers of this young nation called Belize. Wrong is wrong and right is right.Yes we must be responsible. I can recall vividly a certain headline which appeared in a local newspaper here in Belize which read, (The name of the person has been omitted by us so as to not cause further injury to the family...) “XYZ dies in accident with sweetheart!” That edition of that newspaper sold out that weekend but the damage it did to the surviving family members of the deceased has been irreparable.
  • Belize Mourns the Passing of President Hugo Chavez Belmopan.:
    The Government and people of Belize join the Government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in mourning of H.E. President Hugo Chavez who passed away on 5 March 2013. President Chavez was a true friend of Belize and over many years, the Belizean people enjoyed the fruits of friendship and cooperation that the Government and people of the Bolivarian Republic offered Belize under the leadership of President Chavez.
  • A Twisted Tale of Deceit!:
    The Saga of a young, Sittee River, mother and grandmother both of Southern Belize continues today as it was revealed to them that their baby who they allowed to go to the United States for medical reasons in the company of a U.S. couple (who are also members of their church in Sittee River Village, Stann Creek District, Belize) was given up for adoption without their knowledge. A Jefferson county judge in Texas granted approval to have the child named Sarah formally change her last name to that of her adoptive parent, Smith. Xuan and Aaron Smith have adopted Sarah, a baby who was thought to have been abandoned in a bucket by her parents. The story was seemingly a great humanitarian story that a local television reporter in the U.S by the name of Ashley Gaston did a story on it which was featured on their local news. The story headlined, Belize baby found in bucket caught the attention of one of our local Media House here in Belize. Great Belize Production, Channel 5 News then carried the story of baby Sarah as was reported in the U.S in its entirety. Diana McNab, the maternal mother was at home watching the news when it dawned on her that the child Sarah being referred to in that newscast was indeed her child.
  • Unbelievable Facts: 48. Ways to Use Vinegar ALL over the House and Home.:
    1 Clean your computer and mouse. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water, dampen a clean cloth, squeeze well and wipe - use cotton swabs for tight spaces. Remove mouse tracking ball and clean inside parts too. Let equipment dry before putting it all back together. 2 Get rid of mildew. White vinegar works on almost any surface - bathroom fixtures and tiles, clothing, furniture, painted surfaces, and plastic curtains. To eliminate heavy mildew, use full strength and for lighter buildup, dilute with an equal amount of water. 3 Prevent mildew. You can also prevent mildew from forming on the bottoms of rugs and carpeting by misting the backs with full strength white vinegar from a spray bottle.
  • Missing plane from Belize found in Venezuela !:
    On Friday Tropical Vision Channel 7 broke the news that a plane had gone missing in the afternoon of the 21st. February, 2013 from the registeredAir Strip in Spanish Lookout (Mennonite Community in Western Belize). The plane which was reported to be an Aero Commander 500 carried U.S. registration number N345MP, had left Belize airspace failing to file a flight plan, or making the required checks with customs and immigration Missing plane from Belize found in Venezuela ! which is illegal. The plane was suspiciously outfitted with extended range fuel tanks for the purpose of long distance flight. Channel 7 further reported that a Newspaper in Venezuela published that the day after it left Belize, the plane made an illegal, early morning landing at an unauthorized airstrip in the Northwestern region of that country known as Acarigua. The Venezuelan Minister of Home Affairs and Justice,Nestor Reverol told the press the following day that its reconnaissance system tracked the plane when it landed at an airfield in Acarigua. The onboard GPS showed its final destination as the Apura State, which borders with Colombia. Officials of the Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations Branch performed a drug screening in the aircraft which tested positive for cocaine residue.
  • Dealing with Cyberbullying: Tips for Kids and Parents to Prevent and Stop Cyberbulling:
    bullying is no longer limited to schoolyards or street corners. Cyberbullying can occur anywhere, even at home, via email, texts, cell phones, and social media websites 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with potentially hundreds of people involved. For those who suffer cyberbullying, the effects can be devastating, leaving you feeling hurt, humiliated, angry, depressed, or even suicidal. But no type of bullying should ever be tolerated. These tips can help you protect yourself or your child online and deal with the growing problem of cyberbullying. What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying occurs when a child or teen uses the Internet, emails, text messages, instant messaging, social media websites, online forums, chat rooms, or other digital technology to harass, threaten, or humiliate another child or teen. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying doesn’t require physical strength or face-to-face contact and isn’t limited to just a handful of witnesses at a time.
  • Honey Butter Ham:
    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 2. Melt butter in small microwave- safe bowl. Stir in honey, brown sugar, and mustard until smooth; set aside. 3. Place ham in roasting pan. 4. Score the top surface of the ham in a diamond pattern, making the cuts about 3/4” apart. 5. Push a whole clove, point side down, into the center of each diamond in the ham. 6. Spoon half of the butter mixture over the ham. 7. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes, then spoon over the rest of the butter mixture. 8. Roast for another 20minutes, then baste the ham with the pan drippings.
  • Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development to Host Capacity-building Workshop:
    The Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (FFSD) will be hosting a workshop to build capacity for participation in global carbon markets and other mitigation activities. More specifically, the workshop is aimed at the delivery of detailed information to a targeted audience of government officials, policy makers, members of the private sector and civil society on recent developments in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations regarding markets and mitigation. Realizing that climate change is a pressing and urgent issue; the Government of Belize has made every possible effort to participate in the global architecture which is aimed at facilitating climate change mitigation and adaptation for the benefit of developing countries. As such, Belize signed the UNFCCC in 1992 and ratified the Convention in 1994.
  • Los proxenetas usan las redes sociales para reclutar esclavas sexuales:
    Todo comenzó con una solicitud de amistad en Facebook. “Me pareció lindo y lo acepté”, recuerda “Nina”, que hoy tiene 22 años. Con 18 años en aquel momento, jamás pensó que aceptar la solicitud la llevaría al horror: cuatro años prostituyéndose por todo Estados Unidos. “Nina” es un seudónimo; CNN cambió el nombre de la víctima para proteger su privacidad. De clase media-alta y con planes de ir a la universidad, Nina era una joven solitaria que buscaba atención en Internet. Así, comenzó a intercambiar mensajes con un hombre que decía estar enamorado de ella.Hablaron de viajes, matrimonio y hasta de formar una familia. “Me vendió una historia de fantasía”, cuenta Nina. “Creí que viviríamos juntos este sueño”, agrega la joven. Se enviaron mensajes durante un mes hasta que decidieron conocerse. El cuento de hadas terminó abruptamente.
  • Closing Ceremony for “Business Labs Focused on Cultural Enterprises” Course:
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to inform of the closing ceremony of the on-the-spot training course entitled “Business Labs Focused on CulturalEnterprises”, on March 8th, 2013 at 1:00 the University of Belize, Belize City Campus.
  • Planet of sound: Meteor blast resonated around Earth:
    The meteor that exploded over the steppes of southwestern Russia sent a low frequency rumble bouncing A large chunk of a meteor that exploded over Russia is found in a lake on Friday, February 15. through the Earth, giving scientists new clues about the biggest cosmic intruder in a century. The big boom over Chelyabinsk on February 15 also produced a wave of sound thousands of times lower than a piano’s middle C - far below the range of human hearing, according to the international agency that watches for nuclear bomb tests. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization said that sound wave showed up on sensors from Greenland to Antarctica, making it the largest ever detected by its network.
  • Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope:
    Amid pomp and ceremony, Benedict XVI left Vatican City Thursday for the last time as pope, ahead of his historic resignation as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. An honor guard of Swiss Guards, the soldiers who traditionally protect the pope, lined up to bid him farewell as he left the papal apartment, alongside senior Vatican officials and staff. Applause swelled as Benedict, looking frail and carrying a cane, climbed into a car that took him to the helicopter that flew him to the summer papal residence, Castel Gandolfo. The sound of bells from St. Peter’s Basilica chimed across the city of Rome as the helicopter soared overhead, passing above landmarks like the Colosseum.
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