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Re: The (Cayo) Star Newspaper is online [Re: Marty] #497565
11/03/14 11:38 AM
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The November 2, 2014 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Complainant Does Police Work:
    A 31 year old man of Duck Run 1 was today arrested and charged for rape allegedly committed almost five months ago. It was shortly after 7 o’clock on Monday morning, June 9, 2014, when a 20 year old female visited the San Ignacio police station and reported that she was raped. In a statement to the police the complainant informed that at around 5:30 am that morning, at the junction of Joseph Andrews Drive and Bullet Tree Road in San Ignacio Town, she board a parked red car which she believed was a taxi for a ride home. The complainant alleges that on the way to her destination the male Hispanic driver diverted into a dirt road on the left side of the highway near Rumors Resort. He allegedly drove a short distance into the road, locked the doors and had sexual intercourse with the complainant without her consent.
  • Did The Police Plant The Bullets?:
    Three men from the western village of Unitedville, charged for keeping ammunition without a license, today walked free of the charge. The charge against the three Belizean laborers identified as Eric Elrington and Edwardo Olivera, both 27 and Robert Leiva, 18, stems from a May 23rd search, by the police, at Elrington’s house in Unitedville. The search according to the police resulted in the discovery, on a table in the kitchen, of an ammunition box allegedly containing seven live rounds of point 22 bullets. All three men were instantly detained and transported to the police station in San Ignacio where they were later arrested and jointly charged for keeping ammunition without a license. The men pled not guilty to the charge and, in accordance with the law, were remanded to prison.
  • Editorial: The PUP Is Bad For Belize:
    Writing with the firm belief that Belizeans are conscious, informed and unwaveringly committed to improving the national standard of living as the nation’s infrastructure is undergoing unprecedented development; we will save the details of the latest display of blatant selfishness by the leadership of the opposition People’s United Party (PUP). The Petro Caribe Agreement between Belize and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela came into existence under the Musa/Fonseca government during the latter part of 2006. The delivery of fuel from Venezuela, under the agreement caught the PUP government totally unprepared in 2007. It was a fiasco. When the first shipment arrived the government had no storage facility. The product remained in the harbor for several days costing taxpayers around 15 thousand dollars per day. It was a nightmare until Shell Belize Limited was eventually threatened to provide its facility to store the produce.
  • Boy Accused Of Burglarizing Bar:
    A 14 year old boy was today taken to court on a burglary charge. In a statement to the police on Sunday, October 19, Rigoberto Gonzalez, 41, Belizean businessman residing in Blackman Eddy village informed that sometime between the11:00 pm closing time on Saturday, 18 October and the 10 o’clock opening time the following day, Sunday, October 19, his bar in the neighboring village of Buena Vista, was burglarized. The missing items includes 24 cases of Belikin beers and stout, 2 cases of Heineken beer, 2 cases of Guinness stout, 15 cans of Monster energy drink, several packs of assorted brand cigarettes, 5 USB flash cards and 160 dollars in cash, all at a total of two thousand two hundred and ninety seven dollars.
  • Incomplete Case File - Attempt Murder Charge Dismissed:
    the presiding magistrate, an attempt murder charge goes down the drain. The incident occurred over 19 month ago in Santa Familia Village, Cayo. At around 11:15 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2013, San Ignacio police responded to a call from the San Ignacio Community Hospital regarding a male patient undergoing emergency medical treatment for chop wounds to the left side of the head as well as to the middle, ring and small fingers of the right hand. Police investigations revealed that the patient, identified as Kent Rivera, 22, Belizean laborer from Santa Familia Village, was socializing at a Chinese restaurant in the village when an altercation erupted between Rivera and a male Hispanic person identified by Rivera as Cain “Chino” Quewell.
  • Letters:
    Dear Editor; Recent developments at Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio has many asking ourselves and others: “Is Sacred Heart College engaged in religious discrimination?” While all forms of discrimination is explicitly prohibited by the education rules, a recent incident at Sacred Heart College, San Ignacio, smells of the practice of religious discrimination. A few months ago the President of the college, Dr. Eve Aird tendered her resignation to move on to greener pastures. The post became vacant and was advertised internally. An application, submitted by the serving Academic Vice Principal, Mr. Karim Juan, was the only sent, as requested, to the Board of Directors, in conformity with the deadline.
  • Hypertension:
    Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure, sometimes called arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is summarised by two measurements, systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). This equals the maximum and minimum pressure, respectively. There are different definitions of the normal range of blood pressure. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100–140 mmHg systolic (top reading) and 60–90 mmHg diastolic (bottom reading). High blood pressure is said to be present if it is often at or above 140/ 90 mmHg. Hypertension is classified as either primary (essential) hypertension or secondary hypertension; about 90–95% of cases are categorized as "primary hypertension" which means high blood pressure with no obvious underlying medical cause. The remaining 5–10% of cases (secondary hypertension) are caused by other conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system.
  • High Milk Diet 'May Not Cut Risk of Bone Fractures':
    Drinking lots of milk may not lower the risk of fracturing bones, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests. The research, conducted in Sweden, showed women who drank more than three glasses a day were actually more likely to break bones than those who had less. The researchers cautioned that their work only suggested a trend and should not be interpreted as proof that high milk consumption caused fractures. Milk has been recommended as a good source of calcium for many years but studies considering whether it leads to stronger bones and fewer fractures have had conflicting results.
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Re: The (Cayo) Star Newspaper is online [Re: Marty] #497764
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The November 9, 2014 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Accused Female Crack Peddler Arrested:
    A female villager of St. Mathews village, Cayo, was found in possession of 14.4 grams of suspected crack cocaine, was formally arrested and charged for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. Acting upon information received on Thursday, October 30, a female was escorted into the police station in San Ignacio Town where she was told that she would be searched for drugs. Telling the police that a search would be unnecessary, the detained reached into the left side of the brassier she was wearing and pulled out a transparent plastic bag containing 14.4 grams of suspected crack cocaine. She was further searched by a female police corporal who found nothing else incriminating.
  • Man Charged For 0.8 Grams Of Weed:
    A Santa Elena man was arrested and formally charged for the possession of less than a gram of weed. On Tuesday, November 4 at around 10:50 am, a team of San Ignacio policemen, on routine foot patrol in San Ignacio, came upon a male person in conversation with three Caucasian males on Burns Avenue. The male person was approached and informed that he would be searched for drugs. In his right front pocket, police found a transparent zip lock bag containing what appeared to be marijuana.
  • Editorial: The Time To Stand Up For Your Nation is NOW!!!:
    The trumpet of the nation has sounded, heed the call. We are all invited to descent upon Belmopan on Tuesday, November 18 to show our support for the unprecedented development taking place across the nation. National development occurring for the first time in Belize include the first National Bank of Belize, a revived Development Finance Corporation of Belize as well as the many social justice programs benefiting tens of thousands of Belizeans in the form of School Subsidies, Food Pantry, Boost, Christmas and other Cheers as well as the housing loan write offs and the announced December mortgage payment for all Belizeans with housing loans up to one hundred thousand dollars held at all financial institutions in Belize.
  • The Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 3rd Annual Christmas Expo Extravaganza!:
    December 6th and 7th should already be locked on the calendars of everyone looking for good deals and merry steals this Christmas season! Kick off December with the Chamber as we host our 3rd annual Christmas Expo Extravaganza at the Ramada Belize Princess Hotel Kings Room on Newtown Barracks in Belize City. Festivities start at 9:00 am and go straight through to 6:00 pm on both days.
  • Waitress Allegedly Held At Gunpoint:
    Two men are in police custody pending investigation into a robbery report which occurred on Tuesday, November 4, in the Santiago Juan Layout area of San Ignacio. Acting on information received police visited J and K Restaurant on Flamboyant in San Ignacio, where Martha Pineda, 21, waitress, reported that at around 10:00 p.m., while she was alone in the restaurant, Waitress Allegedly Held At Gunpoint an unmasked male person of dark complexion, slim built, about five feet five inches in height, wearing a black sweater and black short pants, entered the restaurant and held her up with what appeared to be a pistol. The complainant informed that the man placed the gun to her neck and led her to the bathroom and locked her up therein.
  • Ringworm:
    Ringworm is a skin infection due to a fungus. Often, there are several patches of ringworm on your skin at once. Causes Ringworm is common, especially among children. However, it may affect people of all ages. It is caused by a fungus, not a worm like the name suggests. Many bacteria and fungi live on your body. Some of these are useful, while others can cause infections. Ringworm occurs when a type of fungus called tinea grows and multiplies on your skin. Ringwork can affect the skin on your: * Beard -- tinea barbae * Body -- tinea corporis * Feet -- tinea pedis (also called athlete's foot) * Groin area -- tinea cruris (also called jock itch) * Scalp -- tinea capitis Ringworm can spread easily from one person to another. You can catch ringworm if you touch someone who has the infection, or if you come into contact with items contaminated by the fungus, such as combs, unwashed clothing, and shower or pool surfaces.
  • GOB Signs Grant:
    The Government of Belize and World Bank Sign Grant for “Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas in Belize” Project Belmopan. November 6, 2014: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) and the Government of Belize signed a Grant Agreement on November 5, 2014 for US$6.9 million. The grant is provided by the Global Environment Facility and is being administered by the World Bank. This large grant was approved for a five-year project entitled “Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas in Belize”, which will be executed by the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development.
  • Ride for Octavia Waight Center:
    Challenge Gobie Foundation – Charity Bike Ride for Kitchen Expansion Project, Octavia Waight Centre, home for the elderly in Belize – November 23, 2014 The Octavia Waight Centre, a non-profit organization and home for the elderly, in San Ignacio, Belize is in need of a new kitchen. The Centre’s mission is to provide the elderly with an environment that enhances dignity and self-esteem, as well as, physical and mental well-being. The home currently houses 28 senior citizens, whose ages range from 60 to 106 years old and two days per week they provide meals (on-wheels) for 24 senior citizens who live in the communities of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. With an expanded and upgraded kitchen the Centre will be able to provide more options for nutritious meals to the in-house residents and expand the meals-on-wheels service to 5 days per week and for more persons.
  • Hon. Rene Montero and Your UDP Government at Work!:
    Photo essay.
  • History of the Garifunas:
    As a true melting pot of various cultures, Belize has woven bits and pieces of many ethnicities to make what we know as our beautiful country. With many cultures coming in, tradition and custom sometimes disappear as the days go by. However, a group that is not going silently is the Garifuna. With November 19th, being their special day and designated a national holiday, Garifunas countrywide live up to this year’s theme of Proudly empowering our children in their Garifuna heritage. On May 18th, 2001, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed the Garifuna language, music and dance a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. Belize’s very own Andy Palacio, celebrated musician and singer was honored with the title of Artist for Peace by UNESCO. With much history, culture, tradition, song, food, religion, the Garifunas have certainly left their mark in Belize. For that, we feature them in this week’s Our Belize Community.
  • Did you know…:
    The Garifuna Settlement Day holiday was created by Thomas Vincent Ramos in 1941? Thomas Vincent Ramos lived from September 17, 1887 to November 14, 1955 where he passed away in his Stann Creek home at the age of 68. Ramos was born in Puerto Cortes, Honduras but later moved and spent most of his life living in Belize. He worked as a school teacher and was known for being a Civil Rights Activist with primary concern being the lack of health and financial facilities to aid the Garinagu living in Dangriga. He formed the Carib Development Society as a way to help the sick and render financial aid to bury their dead.
  • Brazilian Footballer Adriano Charged with Drug Links bought a motorbike in 2008 and:
    Former Brazilian football international Adriano has been charged with links to a drug lord in Rio de Janeiro. Prosecutors said that Adriano gave a drug dealer a motorbike that was used in criminal activities. The Brazilian striker had a successful career in Italy, winning titles with Inter Milan. But off-field problems and injuries cut his career short. Adriano, 32, had been negotiating a comeback with second division French club Le Havre. The allegations first emerged in 2010.
  • Bul Under Canto’s B:
    A man from San Antonio Village, allegedly caught hiding under a bed, was today arrested and charged for burglary. On Monday, November 3, 2014, Rosarita Canto, 53, Belizean domestic residing in San Antonio Village, reported to police that at about 9:30 pm on Saturday, November 1, 2014, she encountered a man hiding under a bed in her room. In a statement to the police Canto informed that, accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law, she was in the lower flat of her two storey wooden house in San Antonio Village, Cayo.
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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 minor. 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 students. 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 force. The students, all trainee teachers, went missing in September after joining a protest in Iguala, Guerrero state.
  • 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 Symptoms 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 symptoms:
  • 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 Ignacio. 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 continued drinking.
  • 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 seasonally”
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Re: The (Cayo) Star Newspaper is online [Re: Marty] #498891
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The November 7, 2014 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Six Santa Elena Men Arrested And Charged For Drug Possession:
    Six Santa Elena men were arrested and charged for the possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. On Friday, November 28, San Ignacio police were on routine patrol on George Price Avenue in Santa Elena when their attention was drawn to six men sitting around a table in the yard. Upon approaching the young men police immediately smelt a strong marijuana scent. The young men around the table were searched and however nothing incriminating was found. Further checks in the immediate vicinity led to the discovery of a red Emperador biscuit pack lodged between a zinc and a piece of lumber, the bag contained three small transparent plastic bags containing a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana.
  • Organic Produce Becoming A Reality For Belize:
    Organic vegetables are in high demand due to safety concerns. Not too long ago all food grown in Belize was organic. With commercial growing came agrochemicals and concerns about the health of both the soil and the consumer. In recent times in Belize, the only way to assure that food is grown safely and organically is to grow your own. Consumers worldwide have become increasingly alarmed at the incidence of agrochemical poisons in their food because indications are that it is the cause of increases in cancer and other serious diseases. There are many people who simply don’t want produce that has been exposed to agrochemicals or other environmental toxins and GMOs. Some people are turning to organically produced vegetables in Belize because they know that agrochemicals are often not safely used. Washing can‘t make vegetables safe because some of the chemicals are inside the produce. Belize, unfortunately, is not yet sufficiently monitoring the safety of the vegetables in the markets.
  • Another Santa Elena Man On Drug Possession Charges:
    A Santa Elena man was found in possession of 6.6 grams of suspected cannabis. On Tuesday, December 2, police on mobile patrol on Carmen Street, leading into Carillo Puerto Avenue in Santa Elena saw a suspicious male person walking in the opposite direction on Carmen Street. Upon seeing the police, Jonathan Smith, 40, Belizean laborer, threw a green object to the side of the street and continued walking. Police stopped and escorted Smith to the area where they saw him throw the object. Upon reaching the area police observed that it was a green leafy substance suspect to be marijuana. Smith was cautioned and escorted to the San Ignacio police station.
  • Clarification on GOB December 2014 Residential Mortgage Payment Program:
    Through the Residential Mortgage Payment Program, the Government of Belize will assist qualifying Belizeans by reimbursing December 2014 interest and principal payments on all residential mortgages with an original value of up to BZ$100,000.00. Borrowers from the National Bank, Commercial Banks, Credit Unions, the Development Finance Corporation and the Belize Social Security Board can apply for assistance; however borrowers must meet the following criteria approved by Cabinet: 1. Must be residential mortgages of original value of no more than BZ$100,000.00;
  • Belize Officially Hands Over Pro-Tempore Presidency of COMISCA:
    Following two days of regional discussions at the XLI Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA), Minister of Health Hon. Pablo Marin today officially transferred the Pro-tempore Presidency of COMISCA to the Minister of Health of Guatemala Luis Enrique Monterroso, who will now serve for the next six months. Minster of Health Hon. Pablo Marin expressed his appreciation for the cooperation received during his time as Pro-tempore President. Minister Marin commented, “Enormous strides have been made in Belize and the region and we look forward to further progress in the next year.” During Belize’s Presidency, new challenges including Ebola and Chikungunya had been addressed. Renewed attention was focused on chronic diseases including HIV/ AIDS, Tuberculosis and Family & Community health.
  • Reaching Perfection:
    Steel is iron plus fire. Soil is rock, plus heat, or glacier crushing. Linen is flax plus the bath that cleans, the comb that separates, and the flail that pounds, and the shuttle that weaves. Human character must have a plus attached to it. The world does not forget great characters. But great characters are not made of luxuries, they are made by suffering. I heard of a mother who brought into her home as a companion to her own son, a crippled boy who was also a hunchback. She had warned her boy to be very careful in his relations to him, and not to touch the sensitive part of his life but go right on playing with him as if he were an ordinary boy. She listened to her son as they were playing; and after a few minutes he said to his companion: “Do you know what you have got on your back?” The little hunchback was embarrassed, and he hesitated a moment. The boy said: “It is the box in which your wings are; and some day God is going to cut it open, and then you will fly away and be an angel.”
  • Fruit Comes from Deep Roots:
    “The seeds that fell on rocky ground are the people who gladly hear the message and accept it. But they don’t have deep roots, and they believe only for a little while. As soon as life gets hard, they give up.” (Luke8:13 CEV) During the springtime, all the grass in Southern California turns green, the wildflowers and poppies bloom, and it’s really pretty. But the moment the rains stop, the hills turn brown again. Why? Because the grass has no roots. It can’t go down deep enough to get water from the springs that are deep beneath the ground. When there are no roots, when a plant is in shallow soil, it may initially sprout and look good, but it doesn’t last. The plants wither quickly because they don’t have roots. Luke 8:13 says, “The seeds that fell on rocky ground are the people who gladly hear the message and accept it. But they don’t have deep roots, and they believe only for a little while. As soon as life gets hard, they give up” (CEV).
  • Opening of the Xunantunich Education Centre:
    The Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent to Archaeological Sites (MTBCAAS) project has achieved yet another important milestone, with the completion of The Xunantunich Education Centre, as well as infrastructure improvements and installation of signs at this site. The completion of works at this site marks the first of a total of nine sites which are being enhanced under the MTBCAAS Project. The project is funded under the Belize Rural Development Programme II (BRDPII), supported by the European Union and the Government of Belize. For the first time, the spectacular archaeological site of Xunantunich has a dedicated space to provide training to students and archaeologists alike. The 950 square feet facility will allow the Institute of Archaeology to provide on-site training in a proper facility boasting an audiovisual room and a dedicated classroom that can accommodate up to 40 persons in two different spaces at any one time.
  • Glaucoma:
    Glaucoma is a term describing a group of ocular (eye) disorders resulting in optic nerve damage or loss to the field of vision, in many patients caused by a clinically characterized pressure buildup in regards to the fluid of the eye (intraocular pressureassociated optic neuropathy). In a large number of glaucoma patients, however, the intraocular pressure (IOP) is normal, i.e. below 20 mm Hg. These patients display the same signs of glaucomatous damage as those with an elevated IOP; their condition is thus called normal tension glaucoma. The disorders can be roughly divided into two main Glaucoma categories, "open-angle" and "closed-angle" (or "angle closure") glaucoma. The angle refers to the area between the iris and cornea, through which fluid must flow to escape via the trabecular meshwork, an area of tissue in the eye located around the base of the cornea. Closed-angle glaucoma can appear suddenly and is often painful; visual loss can progress quickly, but the discomfort often leads patients to seek medical attention before permanent damage occurs.
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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 Samsung watch.
  • 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 development group. 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 amenities.
  • 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 effect. 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 smoothies.
  • 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 discrimination.”
  • 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 do that?" 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 (ESV) It happened suddenly and without warning. 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:
    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 two-year-old girl. 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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The December 21, 2014 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Nomination Day for Cayo North:
    Today was nomination day for the upcoming by-election in Cayo North that is to be held on Monday, 5 January, 2015. This morning a crowd of about 200 PUP supporters gathered in the Columbus Park in downtown San Ignacio. We saw many PUP representatives, elected officials and political candidates from all over the country, each of them brought their own supporters. And while the national figures were out in force, we didn’t see a great deal of Cayo North voters. PUP candidate, Richard Harrison, who was nominated in the San Ignacio courtroom by 6 constituents, says his supporters and voters had to work. The turnout left much to be desired. While it was a weekday, political credibility has a threshold and it certainly wasn’t met on this occasion.
  • Police Jailed for Indecent Assault:
    Police Constable Randolph Scott began his 60 days in jail after he was convicted on Monday, 15 December, 2014 by Chief Magistrate, Ann-Marie Smith, of aggravated assault of an indecent nature on a fellow female police officer. The incident happen on October 26, 2013, at the Belama Precinct 4 police station, according to the female officer, Scott touched her legs, pulled up and pushed his hand inside her skirt. He also squeezed her breast, pulled her hand to touch his private area and then exposed his genitals to her. The key eyewitness was on-duty officer Manuel Mai, who claimed that Scott offered him to do the same as he did when he was finished.
  • Black Fruit Cake:
    The fruits will need to be soaked in rum and sugar at least 7 days before making cake. Put aside a little flour to flour the fruits before adding to batter. This keeps fruits from settling at the bottom of the cake. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating constantly. Add flour, baking powder and spices into the butter, sugar and eggs mix with a spoon. Then add stout and colouring to the mixture. Beat for about 4 minutes at high speed. In a separate dish pour the rum off the fruits. (The rum should be kept to add to the finished cake after cooling) Flour fruits and add to the batter.
  • Belizean Rum Popo Recipe:
    Belizean Liquor that’s similar to Egg Nog but can be potent. Soak cinnamon stick and raisins in rum for 2 days. Beat eggs well (15-20 minutes Removing beater and rinsing in clean water several times to remove strings (eye of egg) Add Evaporated milk & beat again. Add condensed milk and check for desired sweetness. Add grated nutmeg & rum (that was used for soakingstrain before using) Mix again and store in clean dry bottles.
  • Belize Forges New Environment Gains for Central American Countries:
    Belize has forged major gains on climate change, the environment and sustainable development for the Central American region, it was revealed, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Belize's six months presidency of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD) which ends this month, has been marked by new levels of co-operation and integration between countries. Belize's Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, and Protemp President of CCAD for the last six months, the Hon. Lisel Alamilla highlighted her main achievements at a CCAD Ministerial at the meeting in Placencia.
  • Communion And Transformation:
    Moses, as he returned from the mountain of vision, where he had beheld as much of God’s glory as seems possible to man, caught some gleam of the Light which he beheld. There was a strange radiance on his face, unknown to himself, but visible to all. He remained long enough in the presence of God to become saturated with the light and glory of the Lord. What wonder that he sparkled with it and was compelled to cover his face with a veil!
  • A Merry Heart for a Merry Christmas:
    During this Christmas season, I'm talking about how to have a merry heart for a truly merry Christmas. We noted that putting a smile on our faces is one simple way to help others be merry. A second way to have a merry heart is to choose words that are cheerful. Proverbs 16:24 says "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Did you ever realize that pleasant words from you can really bring healing to other people-even physical healing to their bones? It's so easy for us to get caught up in the negative, complaining atmosphere that is usually prevalent in our working worlds. If you want to have a merry heart, start concentrating on having pleasant words.
  • Yellow Fever:
    Yellow fever, known historically as yellow jack or yellow plague, is an acute viral disease. In most cases, symptoms include fever, chills, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle pains particularly in the back, and headaches. Symptoms typically improve within five days. In some people within a day of improving, the fever comes back, abdominal pain occurs, and liver damage begins causing yellow skin. If this occurs, the risk of bleeding and kidney problems will also increased. The disease is caused by the yellow fever virus and is spread by the bite of the female mosquito. It only infects humans, other primates, and several species of mosquitoes. In cities, it is primarily spread by mosquitoes of the Aedes aegypti species. The virus is an RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus. The disease may be difficult to tell apart from other illnesses, especially in the early stages. To confirm a suspected case, blood sample testing with polymerase chain reaction is required.
  • Cuba's Raul Castro Urges US To Lift Trade Embargo:
    Cuban President Raul Castro has urged the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations. He said the five-decade embargo "caused enormous human and economic damage". But only the US Congress has the power to lift the embargo, and correspondents say many Republicans are still deeply opposed to this. On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama and Mr Castro agreed a number of measures to improve ties. They included the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross and three Cubans held in the US.
  • Fishers and Vessels Licensing:
    The Belize Fisheries Department hereby advices fishers and the general public that due to unforeseen technical issues, the licensing of fishers and vessels that was to be carried out in various coastal communities starting Monday December 15, 2014 has been postponed until early January 2015. The new dates for licensing being conducted in these communities will be circulated on a later date, via press release and radio announcements. However, the renewal of fisher and vessel licenses in Belize City will be done as per normal at the Licensing Office of the Belize Fisheries Department starting Monday December 15, 2014.
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The January 4, 2015 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

The January 11, 2015 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Omar Figeroa Wins Historic Landslide:
    On Monday, 5 January, 2015 bi-elections in Cayo North, 13 ballot boxes from two polling stations were carted over to the Center for Employment Training compound. That was the counting station for only the third divisional bi-election in Belize’s history. Voting started slow that day but when polls closed at 6:00 pm, figures say the final turnout was 4023 voters or about 61% of the registered voters - that’s in line with the divisional bi-election in Freetown in 1993 where 60% came out. And while the voters were slow to come out early on - the mass parties muscled in on the division and flooded the area with supporters from all over the country.
  • Bernadette Fernandez - One Of Four To Receive Queen’s Honors:
    Her Majesty the Queen, Queen Elizabeth II has been graciously pleased to make the appointments of the most exelent order Brritish Empire on the occasion of the New Year honors 2015. Four Belizeans were honored under three cathegories. There are as follows: . The honor to be a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) was granted to attorney at law Michael Young, whose award is for services rendered to the legal profession and the community. The honor to be officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) are Esther Ayuso for services to the community and women’s rights and Laura Longsworth for services to nursing and the community.
  • A Time for Everything:
    As it was mention long ago There is a time for everything And if you do the very good To you the best future bring There is a time when the very strong, also becomes the weak And everyone on this here earth is designated to a friend There is a time to listen and a time to speak When you travel anywhere every road have an end There has been times that you have failed And times that you have passed all test There is a time for you to harvest After what you have invest
  • You’re Still in Process…:
    You are not who you were yesterday, You are not who you will be tomorrow. You’re in the middle of the beautiful process of becoming. We fight that as women, don’t we? We tell ourselves we have to be it all, do it all, know it all now. We deny ourselves permission to learn. And when we can’t learn, we can’t grow. I thought about this recently as I stood in the curtain section of TJ Maxx saying these words over and over to myself: You’re learning to decorate your house. You’re learning to decorate your house.
  • Hon. Rene Montero Christmas 8 Ball Tournament in Cayo - Shooters Champs!!!:
    The 2nd annual Hon. Rene Montero Christmas 8 ball tournament which began six weeks ago ended on Dec 21,2014, at Link-Up Bar, in Santa Elena, Cayo. The finals was truly a grand Christmas dance as if it was a national tournament with Shooters going up against the defending champs, Link-Up, whereby it was the best of two matches, meaning two teams had to win four games to become the champ. In the first match, Shooters started shooting sharply by defeating Link-up, 2-1. For Shooters, Gilbert Luna calmly won Juan Villanueva, 4-2, and David Fernandez used his sling like when David took down Goliath as he won Jimmy Rudon also, 4-2. But, Wayne Wiltshire stepped up big time for Link-Up and won Luis Usher, 4-1, to give his team hope. So, we off to the second match, and this time it was Link-up defeating Shooters, 2-1.
  • Eighth Annual Boom to Manatee Lookout Canoe Race- January 10th:
    Its time to get the season started with the “8th Annual Boom to Manatee Lookout Canoe Race” sponsored by, Belize Global Travel Services Ltd., Joseph & Taylor Ltd, Bear Mountain Boats in Canada and Architectural Accents Ltd. The race is scheduled for Saturday, 10th January and marks the first race for the season. The race is for MEMBERS ONLY and those wishing to participate who haven't submitted their membership application can do so before the race. Also, canoes that have not been registered, you will be able to get this done before the race as well. All canoes must have on a BCAnoe Racing number. Avoid the rush come early, Race starts 10 sharp, no delays! The race will have an entry fee of $50 per team and all paddlers will receive a free BBQ at Manatee Lookout.
  • Bun Up Busted With Weed:
    A well known Santa Elena man was arrested and charged for the possession of a controlled drug. San Ignacio police were conducting their usual patrol in Santa Elena when they saw Albert “Bun Up” Myvett, 45, Belizean laborer, riding a black beach cruiser bicycle on the George Price Highway. Myvett was stopped and searched. Police reportedly found on his person, a yellow plastic bag in the front part of his pants.
  • Costa Rica Boat Accident Kills Three Elderly Tourists:
    Survivors were taken to Costa Rica's Herradura beach, in Puntarenas Three elderly tourists were killed in Costa Rica when a boat carrying more than 100 people capsized in rough seas. The victims are a British man and a Canadian and an American woman, said the Costa Rican authorities The catamaran was taking tourists unidentified woman told local television. The Pura Vida Princess was carrying 99 tourists and 10 crew when it sank some 15km (nine miles) offshore.
  • Why Do I Have So Many Issues?:
    "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1 (NIV) Have you ever looked at other people and thought to yourself, "How does everyone else have it all together? And why is it I seem to have so many issues?" I understand. For most of my life, I’ve struggled with my weight and committing to a healthy lifestyle. My soul was rubbed raw from years of trying and failing. I wanted something to instantly fix my issues. I wanted to stop calling myself awful names I’d never let another person call me. I wanted to be naturally thin like my sister. I wanted to stop crying when I walked into my closet to get dressed in the morning.
  • Ayala Sentenced To Twelve Years In Jail:
    Four men and a minor were arrested for the possession of a controlled drug. On Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at about 8:20 am, police conducting routine patrol in the area of Stanton Street in San Ignacio Town, noticed a suspicious male person at a garage standing by a blue plastic drum. As they approached the garage the said male person went inside the storeroom, while the others waited outside. Police then informed the group that they will be conducting a search for drugs. The men were all searched and immediately after the blue drum was searched and found to contain some loose green leafy substance which was suspected to be cannabis.
  • Insomnia:
    Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired. While the term is sometimes used to describe a disorder demonstrated by polysomnographic or actigraphic evidence of disturbed sleep, this sleep disorder is often practically defined as a positive response to either of two questions: "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?" Insomnia is most often thought of as both a medical sign and a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical, and psychiatric disorders characterized by a persistent difficulty falling asleep and/ or staying asleep or sleep of poor quality. Insomnia is typically followed by functional impairment while awake. Insomnia can occur at any age, but it is particularly common in the elderly. Insomnia can be short term (up to three weeks) or long term (above 3–4 weeks); it can lead to memory problems, depression, irritability and an increased risk of heart disease and automobile related accidents.
  • Mexico Police Held Over Abduction Of Journalist Sanchez:
    Colleagues of Moises Sanchez think the state may have colluded in his kidnapping Thirteen municipal police officers are being held in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz over the kidnapping of a journalist on 2 January. Moises Sanchez was abducted from his home by armed men on 2 January. Mr Sanchez works for a newspaper in the city of Medellin and is known for his coverage of drugrelated violence. The arrests come amid a series of horrific disappearances and murders in which the security forces are alleged to be involved.
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The January 25, 2015 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Mystery Surrounds Death of Emerson Daly:
    Today is a tragic day for the family and friends of Emerson Daly, as all hopes for his safe return came crashing to an end when they found his body. On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, a report was made by the family of Emerson Daly, 24 year old Roaring Creek Resident, who was missing since the evening of Sunday, January 18, 2015. The young entrepreneur, according to family members, left home around 8 pm on Sunday in his vehicle belonging to his uncle and was reportedly heading to Belmopan. Emerson didn’t return that night. Belmopan police received a major lead when the vehicle, he was last seen driving, was found abandoned on Mount Pleasant Road located between miles 46 and 47 on the George Price Highway. Police recovered the car, but there was no sign of Daly, only what appears to be blood stains inside and a pair of slippers. Immediately thereafter, a search team was organized to scour the area in Mount Pleasant area.
  • Wanted - Emmanuel Willoughby:
    Be on the look out for this man. He is Armed and Dangerous. He has been seen around the Santiago Jaun layout area. A twenty-five year old inmate, Emmanuel Willoughby, escaped from the Central Prison . Willoughby ingeniously cut a hole on his cell door which facilitated his break from the prison at around three o’clock on Saturday morning. He was incarcerated for the Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and was serving a five-year sentence which he would have completed on December eleventh, 2017. According to a release from the Kolbe Foundation, Willoughby is affiliated to the Jerusalem Gang. Kolbe also notes that his sibling, Julian Willoughby, was killed in March of this year.
  • Alleged Rapist Missing:
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Police today, Wednesday, January 14, 2015, issued a missing person’s report for a man from San Ignacio town. According to police the wife of 35 year old Anibal Diaz went to the police station to report that he left his home in the Santiago Juan area of San Ignacio around 7 pm on Monday, January 12, 2015, to go fishing in the Macal River. That was the last time she saw him. Anibal Diaz is described as being of slim build, has low, straight black hair and has a tatoo of a dragon on the right upper arm. He was last seen wearing a blue short pants and an off-white shirt and blue slippers. Police are looking into the missing person’s report.
  • NEBL Season Will Open With Last Year’s Finals Rematch:
    The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) Season will tip off on Friday, February 6, 2015. There will be eight teams participating in this year’s tournament, which are Orange Walk Running Rebels, Belize City No Limit Soldiers, new comers Belize Hurricanes, defending champs San Pedro Tiger Sharks, Belmopan Red Taigaz, defending sub champs Cayo Western Ballaz, Dangriga Warriors and Toledo Diplomats. The tournament will employ a home and away format, with each team playing a total of 14 regular season games. The top four teams will advance to the playoffs in a best-ofthree series to decide who will reach the finals, which will be a best-of-five series. The playoffs are scheduled to commence on May 22, 2015.
  • ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES DEPARTMENT NOTICES:
    IT IS NOTIFIED for general information that the Elections and Boundaries Commission, pursuant to Section 18 (1) of the Belize City Council Act, Chapter 85 of the Laws of Belize, has appointed the RETURNING OFFICER named below for the Belize City Council Election to be held on Wednesday, the 4th day of March 2015, and the Chief Elections Officer, acting pursuant to Section 18(2) of the said Act, has appointed, with the approval of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, the ELECTION CLERKS named below for the said Belize City Council Election:-
  • Varicose Veins:
    Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. Veins have pairs of leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards (retrograde flow or venous reflux). Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood to the heart (the skeletal-muscle pump), against the effects of gravity. When veins become varicose, the leaflets of the valves no longer meet properly, and the valves do not work (valvular incompetence). This allows blood to flow backwards and they enlarge even more. Varicose veins are most common in the superficial veins of the legs, which are subject to high pressure when standing. Besides being a cosmetic problem, varicose veins can be painful, especially when standing.
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The February 22nd, 2015 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • SAN IGNACIO MAN CHARGED FOR WEED:
    A resident from San Ignacio Town was busted with suspected cannabis. Today, Wednesday, 18 February, 2015, Police, at about 1:45pm, visited a 2nd Street address of Emmerson Manzanero to conduct a search. Upon arrival, police questioned Manzanero if there is anything incriminating located inside the house but Manzanero was brutally honest and admitted to the officers that there is a bag of weed in the room. He was immediately placed under arrest and was cautioned. Police conducted their search inside the house and found a bulky black plastic bag on the floor along with a grey digital scale. The officers then open the bag in the presence of Manzanero. The bag contained green leafy substance suspected to be that of cannabis. Manzanero was then escorted to the San Ignacio Police Station. At the Station, the suspected cannabis was weighed in the presence of Manzanero which tipped the scales at 257 grams.
  • Branch Mouth Residents Busted:
    Two men from Branch Mouth Road were busted and charged on Wednesday, 4 February, 2015. The San Ignacio police conducted a search at the residence of Jorge Dubon, 49 year old Honduran National from Branch Mouth Road. On arrival, police saw Dubon and Stuart Bradley, 65, sitting on a log that was located in the yard at the back of the house. At that time, Dubon had a white paper in one hand and the other hand was clinched. Dubon was asked to open his hand which contained green leafy substance suspected to be cannabis. Bradley was searched, however, nothing incriminating was found on him. Police continued to search around the yard and 25 feet away they found a black plastic bag that was hidden under some zinc sheets. The bag was opened in their presence which contained suspected cannabis.
  • Fire Season Is Here:
    The Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development and the Forest Department hereby inform the general public that the Fire Season is on. In Belize, the Fire Season is observed from February 15 to June 15 annually. With the periodical onset of the dry weather, the general public, especially agricultural farmers, are asked to take all the necessary precautions when using fire for their daily necessities such as the burning of their garbage and preparing land for cultivation. Most forest fires originate from the negligent use of fire by farmers for the burning of their milpas and other agricultural lands. In most instances agricultural fires tend to get out of control due to the time of the day when the fire is lit and the failure of the farmer to open fire lines around the entire perimeter of the land clearing. We therefore encourage farmers NOT to burn during the hottest part of the day (10 am - 2 pm) and ensure that at least a 3 meter wide fire line is cleaned around your milpa.
  • Residents Of Belmopan And Surrounding Communities Benefiting From Improved Road Infrastructure Project:
    Residents in the nation’s capital, Belmopan and surrounding communities are enjoying, and benefitting from two paved streets due to a road infrastructure project financed by the Government of Belize at a cost of BZ $417,802.00 through a loan from the World Bank under the Belize Municipal Development Project (BMDP). Counterpart funding by the Belmopan City Council totaled $12, 534.06. This means that the infrastructure road project will facilitate and provide motorists, pedestrians, and bicycle riders with a better and more pleasant street environment; thus, providing men, women and children, with easier access to traverse to, and from their homes, schools, and places of businesses in their daily lives. The completion of the road infrastructure project on Almond Boulevard and Chiquibul Street is also contributing significantly in improving the quality of life for all residents in the nation’s capital and its surrounding communities; since they will no longer have to be confronted by poor road conditions such as dust during the dry season and mud during the rainy season. Other key beneficiaries from the transformation of this road project are vehicle owners who, will not only be driving on a smooth surface, but, will also experience a reduced impact as it pertains to vehicle maintenance and repairs. Additionally, the project is contributing to the mitigation of traffic congestion on Mountain View Boulevard; and will serve both residential and commercial sectors by providing improved access route to Constitution Drive, which represents one of the main economic arteries in Belmopan.
  • Feed The World:
    There is a growing thought that we don’t need inorganic fertilizers and chemicals to grow our food to feed our world population of some 7 billion people, reaching some 9 billion in the next three decades. It is believed by some that organic farming, an apparently more sustainable holistic farming system, can do the job. While this statement could be technically correct, it begs the question, at what price, and at what level of sustenance. In my opinion, this shift using organic materials as soil amendments and source of plant nutrients may only be possible if we become vegetarians, or reduce our meat intake significantly. (A high percentage of our chemicals are used to produce feed for meat production, and in recent times, for fuel from corn and sugarcane.) In essence, we would need to move away from American/European type diets which have become more popular with creeping affluence around the world, and move more towards traditional Asian type diets. This paradigm shift on a global basis is not impossible, but highly unlikely.
  • Avian Influenza In Poultry Detected In Cayo District:
    On the 15th Avian Influenza type A in two (2) poultry farms in Spanish Lookout, Cayo District. It was detected as a result of routine testing under the Belize Poultry Improvement Plan. Samples tested by an International reference Laboratory in the USA has confirmed the presence of Avian influenza H5N2 antibodies in one farm only but not the live virus. BAHA continues to test and has detected presence of Avian Influenza Type A in one other farm. There are very little clinical signs in the affected birds, which may indicate a response to the low pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 virus. This virus predominantly affects poultry. There is very low risk for transmission from poultry to humans and there is no evidence of human to human transmission. To date, testing of all surrounding farms continues to confirm that the outbreak is only in those two farms. Containment measures in effect prohibit all poultry and poultry products from exiting the affected farms. In addition, BAHA has set up other control measures, in the Spanish Lookout area, such as movement control of live birds, eggs, and other poultry products.
  • Undefeated Western Ballaz:
    League (NEBL) kicked off on Friday, February 6th, with some huge surprises in the opening weekend. The national anthem harmoniously sang by the Moreno Sisters – Solie and Julie – heralded the arrival of the 2nd National Elite Basketball League Tournament Friday night inside San Ignacio and as usual, the Sacred Heart College Auditorium was packed to capacity. Nevertheless, the introduction of the home team, last year’s sub-champion, Western Ballaz, was propelled to the next level pulling out all the stops with lights, sounds and smoke in a presentation that will be difficult to surpass. That night, the Ballaz play host to the newest addition to the NEBL, Belize Hurricanes, under head coach, Matthew Smiling—a new team venturing into a tournament with ferocious competition. In the opening game on Friday night, Cayo Western Ballaz (1 - 0) defended their home court, as they easily took care of the new franchise Belize Hurricanes (0 - 1) by the score of 85 - 52.
  • Western Ballaz Press Release:
    The Western Ballaz executive committee through this medium would like to make our position known to the general public about our relationship with Sacred Heart College Inc. (SHC). We know this fact: SHC has had the community of San Ignacio and Santa Elena and all communities as priority in its service endeavor in education. SHC has grown through the years by offering excellence in education and upstanding values for its students and the greater community. There is absolutely no reason for doubt in the mind of the Western Ballaz management and team of SHC’s interest to continue serving the community in every way, including our basketball team and for the public who passionately support our team. For the record, SHC has never intentionally or with any malice attempt to refuse your Western Ballaz team from using the facility.
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  • Rotary Park Undergoing Renovation:
    A new set of playground equipment is on the way for installation at the Rotary Park in Santa Elena town, Cayo. The equipment is coming from Canada and will be installed over the course of two days, on March 7 and March 8. To make way for the new equipment, members of the San Ignacio Rotary Club were out at the park on Saturday morning to put in “sweat equity” as the preparation of the Rotary Park for the major upgrade is well underway. With shovels in hand, wheelbarrows at the ready, a backhoe on hand and a dump truck filled with sand, the Rotarians went to work on a bright, sunny and warm Saturday morning ripping up old concrete slabs and carting them away. According to the president of the San Ignacio Rotary Club Sheree Fuaki, the upgraded Rotary Park in Santa Elena town, including the new playground equipment, will be officially inaugurated on Wednesday, March 11.
  • Saint Martin’s Credit Union Youth Month:
    As part of our ongoing effort to promote and market the vision, mission and philosophy of credit unions and promote financial literacy and savings among our young people, our credit union has designated the month of February as “Youth Month.” Throughout the month, our credit union will be visiting primary schools in the area to educate and promote savings among our young people. This will be achieved by engaging them through interactive activities and hands on approach. Primary schools will also have the opportunity to participate in our annual Credit Union Quiz Contest. Students from primary schools in the following zones will participate to elect one winner from each zone. These winners will take home cash prizes and promotional items as well as cash prizes for the winning school.
  • Ground-Breaking - Ceremony At The Octavia Waight Center:
    We are pleased to announce that the Ground-Breaking for the expanded kitchen at the Octavia Waight Center took place on Sunday February 1st 2015. Mr Evan Dakers, Chairman of Help Age Belize, was the guest speaker of the short ceremony and he extended his gratitude and support of the Octavia Waight Center and their efforts to assist the elderly people of San Ignacio and the entire country of Belize. Through collaboration with Challenge Gobie Foundation, the Octavia Waight Center has already raised 50% of the $100,000 needed to complete the project. The Challenge Gobie Foundation spearheaded a bike ride in November 2014 and through this was able to raise awareness on the project as well as much needed funds from generous donors within Belize, the United States and the United Kingdom. Work is expected to commence shortly on the improved and expanded kitchen and should be completed in as early as three months.
  • Tourist Dies In Traffic Accident:
    There was a serious road traffic accident this morning on the George Price Highway in St. Matthew’s village. The Incident happened around eleven thirty this morning which involved a tow-head truck that was hauling oranges and a small SUV. One of two American tourists traveling in the SUV died, while the other was treated first at the Western Regional hospital and later transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial in Belize City for further medical treatment. Fifty six year old Teresa Lin Muers died while undergoing treatment, having suffered serious head and body injuries.
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The March 1st, 2015 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • BDF CORPRAL AND WIFE SENTENCED:
    A couple from Billy White village was separately sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. The incident happened on Thursday, 22 December, 2011, when personnel from the Special Branch department conducted a house search at the residence of Gerald August, 34 year old Belizean BDF Corporal. Present at the time along with August was his wife, Loida August, 24 year old Belizean Domestic of the same address. During the search police found a black Pietro Beretta .9 pistol with the serial number tampered with, which was found inside a box with clothes. Upon further checks of the house, police led to the discovery of six Sellier and Bellot 12 gauge cartridges under the sewerage bowl behind the kitchen area along with one 5.56 magazine with twentyseven (27) 5.56 rounds of ammunition and 3 metal clips each containing ten live 5.56 rounds in a black plastic bag that was buried 6 inches and covered with two pieces of board.
  • Mckoy Five Years Behind Bars:
    Today the trial for a 17 year old San Ignacio man concluded as he was found guilty inside the San Ignacio Magistrates court.The magistrate at the time, Narda Morgan, sentenced him to 5 years imprisonment. The incident occured on Friday, 13 December, 2013 at about 11:30 when police was conducting their mobile patrol on Flamingo Street in San Ignacio. Police notice a dark male person who they identified as Carlton Mckoy, 17 year old Belizean laborer of San Ignacio. Police then exited the mobile patrol and approached Mckoy who was walking towards a shop and upon entering the shop he throw something behind the counter.
  • Public Health Notice: Measles Advisory:
    The Ministry of Health has been advised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of an outbreak of Measles at the Disneyland Resort in air droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Although Measles remains prevalent in many parts of the world, Belize has been free from the disease since 1991. In order to maintain our Measles free status, the recommended and most cost-effective public health approach is to advise persons to get vaccinated with the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine.
  • La Ruta Maya Belize Canoe Race:
    The annual Ruta Maya Canoe Race brings together professional and amateur paddlers from Central and North America and Europe every March. Picture Above, government telephone company team at 2012 race. The annual La Ruta Maya Belize Endurance Canoe race is the longest race of its kind in Central America. One hundred and seventy miles of paddling on the Belize River over the course of 4 days. The race gets underway in San Ignacio Town Cayo District just under the Hawksworth Bridge. Between 90 and 100 teams from Belize, U.S.A., Canada, Japan, the U. K. and other countries participate. Starting at 7 in the morning, the paddlers are challenged by rapids, low areas that require them to physically carry their canoes for short distances as well as winds as they near the Caribbean Sea.
  • History Of The Cross Country Cycling Race:
    The idea for the race originated with Belizean Monrad Metzgen, who on a trip to one of the villages on the Northern Highway in 1928 was struck by the number of bicycles Belizeans used to attend weekly cricket games in the Belize Rural area. He pitched an idea for a sort of cycling "expedition" to San Ignacio, testing the cyclists' ability to cope with a then-badly built Western Road (now George Price Highway), to the Governor, who immediately pledged support and offered a cup as a prize to the winner of the race. Other prominent Belizeans Monrad Metzgen spoke to, including medical officer Lieutenant Colonel James Cran, Matron L.M. Roberts of the Public Hospital, Royal Bank of Canada local manager Charles Beattie and Frans Dragten all donated money and trophies to the cause.
  • Western Ballaz Rolls to Remain As The Only Undefeated Team:
    On Saturday night, the Cayo Western Ballaz (3 - 0) took the league's only undefeated record way down south to take on the winless Toledo Diplomats (0 - 3) at the Julian Cho Technical High School. Despite some delays, the game commenced at 10:15 p.m., with the visiting team claiming the spoils, securing a 96 - 80 victory in Toledo. Cayo Western Ballaz was led by Richard Troyer, who set the NEBL scoring record with 43 points on 71% shooting from the field, and 5 - 5 from the charity stripe, while also setting an NEBL record with 8 three pointers in the game. He finished the game with a double-double, adding 13 boards to his stat line, while dishing out 2 assists and tallying 2 steals.
  • Guatemala Ex-President Alfonso Portillo Freed From US Jail:
    Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo has been released from a U.S. prison after serving a nearly six-year sentence for taking $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan and laundering funds through U.S. banks, a prison official confirmed Wednesday. Portillo was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Robert Patterson in New York last May. At the time, he had already served more than four years in jail since his arrest in 2010.
  • Grace Primary Anglican School Students explore Belize’s Barrier Reef System on a visit to Hol Chan Marine Reserve:
    It is only when we look through the eyes of the next generation that we understand the importance of protecting what we have today. The Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage transported 35 students of Grace Primary Anglican School from the concrete classroom to the underwater classroom of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, which is part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System on Wednesday, February 25. A glass bottom boat opened up the underwater world of the Belize Barrier Reef to the awe-filled students, whom for many the trip was the first to Belize’s offshore.
  • Communal Livestock Holding Facility Handed Over To Cattle Producers In The Belize District:
    A Communal Livestock Holding Facility in Willows Bank was officially handed over to cattle producers in the Belize River Valley area at a ceremony held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Through the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA), the European Union in collaboration with the Government of Belize and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) financed a three-year project “Enhancing Belize’s Resilience to Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change”.
  • Principal-Hate At Arms Of Love School:
    At the Arms of Love Primary School in San Ignacio Town - the charge is of maladministration not sexual misconduct. The parents say the Principal is deliberately difficult and they want her removed. A month ago, parents kept their kids home in protest. Since then, the ministry has gotten involved and the District Education officer. Luis Carballo, thePrincipal Education Officer of the Cayo District said that the allegations against her was the way that she treated the parents and teachers. And, parents are concern because of the way the principal has been treating their children, that she shouts at them, sometimes pull them or argues with them or in a way that they feel it's not necessary.
  • Bipolar Disorder:
    Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder (and originally called manicdepressive illness), is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania depending on the severity or whether there is psychosis. During mania an individual feels or acts abnormally happy, energetic, or irritable. They often make poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences. The need for sleep is usually reduced. During periods of depression there may be crying, poor eye contact with others, and a negative outlook on life. The risk of suicide among those with the disorder is high at greater than 6% over 20 years, while self harm occurs in 30–40%. Other mental health issues such as anxiety disorder and drug misuse are commonly associated.
  • Central American Karate Championships:
    The Belize Karate Federation, the national organization of Sport Karate Clubs, today began welcoming member nations of Central America to the Twentieth “CARMELA DIAZ” Central American Karate Championships CCONDEKA which kicks off tomorrow in San Ignacio, Cayo District. Arriving this morning from Venezuela is global Karate Advocate and Karateca Mrs. Carmela Diaz who, along with Central America’s top female Karateca Selenia Campos, will conduct a workshop tomorrow morning on the evolving role and opportunities for Women in Sport. Carmela Diaz has made her mark over the decades for lobbying to get Karate as an Olympic sport which it will be as of the 2020 Olympics.
  • Lin-Wood Rotary Interact Club of New Hampshire, U.S.A partners with the Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo to renovate the Pedro Guerra Mena Park:
    The Lin-Wood Rotary Interact Club from New Hampshire, U.S.A. visited Belize this week to conduct their International Service Project at the Pedro Guerra Mena Park in Benque Viejo del Carmen Town, and Mary Open Doors in San Ignacio Town. On Sunday, February 22, 2015, the Lin-Wood Rotary Interact Club partnered with the Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo to renovate the Pedro Guerra Mena Park in the New Area of Benque Viejo del Carmen. The Interact Club provided the materials needed to restore the park while the Rotaractors of the Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo volunteered their time to assist with the park’s restoration. The children’s playground was restored to its original state, the installations in the park were painted, and the grass was mowed. In the coming weeks, new swings (seats) will be installed so that the children can once more enjoy the swings.
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The March 15th, 2015 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • DRUG TRAFFICKER BUSTED:
    The Police from the Crimes Investigation Branch and the Special Branch are cracking down on drug peddlers in the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. Their latest bust was on Tuesday, 10 March, based on the information they received of a cream Geo Prism with taxi licenses plate BVO-00289. Police acted swiftly and intercepted the vehicle between mile 68 and 69, right in front of the Inglewood Camping Grounds. There were four occupants including, a male driver and three women passengers. All occupants were ordered out of the vehicle with their belongings. Police then conducted a search on each individual however nothing incriminating was found on the occupants except for one of the female occupants, whom police found as Merikita Castillo, 28 year old domestic of Belize City. Castillo had a grey crochet bag in her hand. Upon searching the bag police found a dark blue Everest school bag what contained some clothes, cosmetics, personal documents, a clack plastic bag and a transparent Miltex plastic bag. Further search of the black plastic bag, led to the discovery of green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana.
  • Teenager Drowns In The Mopan River:
    A third-form student of Eden High School in Benque Viejo Del Carmen drowned in the Mopan River on Sunday while swimming with friends. Family members believe that seventeen year old Michael Quintanilla caught a cramp while attempting to cross the river. They got the call at around four Sunday evening, after his friends had tried unsuccessfully to save him. Police was call immediately after, and upon arrival found Quintanilla’s lifeless body on the bank of the Mopan River. The body was transferred to the San Ignacio Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Father of Deceased, Alfredo Quintanilla, said that he was told by the father of one of the kids that they had lunch a couple of minutes before taking a dip in the in the Mopan river and upon swimming across, Michael, unfortunately did not make it.
  • The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust Signs An Agreement With The Belize Enterprise For Sustainable Technology To Serve As Implementing Agent Of The Trust’s Student Loan Programme:
    The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) today signed an Agreement with the Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology (BEST) to expand the Trust’s Student Loan Program to the underserved areas of the Cayo and Belize Districts. The initial investment of $350,000 will be made available to BEST in two tranches of $175,000 each. The overall objective of the partnership is to create a revolving fund to provide loans for Belizean students attending or planning to attend Belizean educational institutions of secondary, tertiary and vocational designation, accredited by the Ministry of Education. The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust shares the same agenda of our partners and envisions this collaboration as a joint effort to empower and uplift Belizeans so that they can become the conscious architects of their own future.
  • La Ruta Maya River Challenge 2015:
    The 2015 La Ruta Maya took center stage in the Jewel over the Baron Bliss weekend. At the start of the 4th and final stage of this canoe race, were 50 vessels afloat on the calm of the Belize or Old River at Henderson Bank in Burrell Boom Village, the starting signal brings an outburst of unrestrained energy as the competition comes to life. At Lord’s Bank, OCEANA Wavemakers display their intention to make it 2 stage wins in a row with the overall victory mathematically; almost inaccessibly grabbing the 2nd premie en route to Belize City. Behind them, the 2 real challengers for the 2015 title B.T.L. Cobb’s Arm and NICH continue to bitter struggle for supremacy as NICH boasts only a 2 second lead over the Corozal based team that has displayed a tremendous improvement in a year’s time.
  • Cayo Western Ballaz Survived A Scare Versus Belize City No Limit:
    On Friday night, Cayo Western Ballaz(5-0) hosted the Belize City No Limit(1-4) team at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium in San Ignacio Town, as they tried to keep their record unblemished. However, the visiting team jumped out to an early 8 - 0 start, taking a 5 point lead into the half. With 3 minutes to go, Cayo Western Ballaz was nursing a 6 point lead, but they were able to pull out the 64 - 57 victory at home, to remain undefeated. The home team was led by Richard Troyer who scored 27 points, and had 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists. Giovanni Lennan had 9 points with 12 rebounds, while Akeem Watters finished with 8 points and 7 rebounds. Kurt "Chengo" Burgess scored 7 point and finished with the game high 19 rebounds.
  • Inaguration Of The Rotary Park:
    The renovated Rotary Park, complete with new playground equipment, was officially inaugurated Today. Members of the San Ignacio Rotary Club, with assistance from the Rotaract Clubs of San Ignacio and Benque Viejo del Carmen, spent the long holiday weekend working alongside members of the Rotary Club of Jasper, Canada to complete the installation of the new equipment. The installation included see-saw, swing-set, a circular slide and monkey-bars. The sound of excited children at play filled the park on a bright, sunny afternoon, following the official speeches and ribbon-cutting. Guest speaker at the inauguration was Mayor-designate of San Ignacio/ Santa Elena, Earl Trapp.
  • ELECTIONS AND BOUNDARIES DEPARTMENT MUNICIPAL ELECTION OFFICIAL RESULTS
  • Herpes Zoster:
    Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles and also known as zona, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body (left or right), often in a stripe. The initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes the acute, short-lived illness chickenpox which generally occurs in children and young adults. Once an episode of chickenpox has resolved, the virus is not eliminated from the body and can go on to cause herpes zoster often many years after the initial infection. Herpes zoster is not the same disease as herpes simplex, despite the name similarity; both the varicella zoster virus and herpes simplex virus belong to the same viral subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae. After the initial episode of chickenpox resolves, the varicella zoster virus remains latent in the nerve cell bodies and, less frequently, the non-neuronal satellite cells of the dorsal root, cranial nerve or autonomic ganglia, without causing any symptoms.
  • Tourist Killed By Whale Crashing Into Boat Off Mexico:
    A grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) dives into the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon in Mexico on 3 March, 2015. A record number of grey whales has been spotted off the Mexican coast this season A Canadian woman died after a grey whale crashed into the tourist boat she was on off Mexico's Pacific coast. The woman had been snorkelling off the north-western resort of Cabo San Lucas. The exact circumstances of the incident are unclear. Firefighters say the whale jumped up and landed on the boat, throwing the victim into the water. But the tour company said the woman was injured when the captain had to make a sudden turn to avoid the surfacing whale, which hit one side of the boat. She later died in hospital. Two other people were also injured. A grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) emerges from the waters of the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon on 3 March, 2015. Grey whales breed and nurse their calves in the lagoons and bays.
  • Mexican Mayoral Candidate Murdered:
    The decapitated body of a politician has been found in one of Mexico's most violent states, Guerrero, where she had been standing for mayor in June's elections. Aide Nava's body was discovered on a road near the state capital, Chilpancingo. She had been kidnapped on Tuesday. A note near her body threatened the same treatment for other politicians. Violence in Guerrero has cast doubt over polls scheduled there for June. The note near Aide Nava's body said if politicians did not "fall into line" they would be executed. It was signed by Los Rojos, one of the main criminal groups in the state. Last year Aide Nava's son was kidnapped and has never been found. Her husband, a former mayor, was also murdered.
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