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The San Pedro Sun
Cruise Tourism info at your fingertips with BTB app
Belize’s cruise tourism operators can now have real-time notifications and access to all the information about their industry: ship calls, passenger arrivals, and all other statistics – past, present and future, at their fingertips with a new, free BTB Cruise App, which they can download to their smartphone or tablet from the Google Play store or Apple store.
The Belize Tourism Board launched the new app at BTB headquarters in Belize City on Monday, November 27, and BTB’s director of Cruise and Destination Planning Noriko Gamero explained how it works.
San Pedro House of Culture hosts a Belizean Art Exhibition
In the 2017 Copa San Pedro quarter-finals battle, only four teams managed to claim a coveted spot in the semifinals playoffs. The top eight teams participated in four decisive matches that took place this past weekend.
The first two matches of the quarterfinals were played on Friday, November 24th, starting at 7PM, Jokers F.C. went up against United F.C, in a tight match that ended in a 3-3 point draw. The second match was a clear 7-2 point victory for Terror Squad who decisively defeated Assassin’s F.C. The first round of semifinals begins on Thursday, November 30th starting at 7PM, with Jokers F.C taking on Legends F.C, followed by Sandy Point facing Terror Squad. The second round will be played on Sunday, December 3rd. At 5PM, Terror Squad will face Sandy Point, followed by Legends F.C against the Jokers F.C. Everyone is invited to come out to the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town, to support their favorite team.
San Pedro House of Culture hosts a Belizean Art Exhibition
The San Pedro House of Culture (SPHC) held an Art Exhibition on Friday, November 24th featuring pieces from local artists. The various paintings portrayed Belizeans beaches, forests, animals and even cultural scenes. Attendee’s feasted their eyes on authentic Belizean art pieces while enjoying delicious appetizers and refreshing drinks.
Six Belizean artists filled the SPHC display room with colorful, dramatic and bold masterpieces. The artist’s featured included, Edwardo “Papo” Alamilla, Alfredo Kinisha Trejo from San Pedro Town, Jeovan Chacon, Edgar Gomez, Stephanie Perez from Corozal Town, and Manuel Rosales from Cayo District.
All of the exhibit pieces are available for purchase, with values as low as $800 and as high as $5,000. “We hope that this exhibit showcases some of the many talented Belizeans artists,” said Director of the SPHC Mito Paz.
Government Of El Salvador Awards Former Ambassador Of Belize
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugo Martínez, awarded the former Ambassador of Belize in El Salvador, Her Excellency Mrs. Celie Paz Marín, on behalf of the President of the Republic of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén.
Celi was awarded with “La Orden Nacional "José Matías Delgado" en el Grado de Gran Cruz Placa de Plata”, a recognition given to her for her great contribution in strengthening bilateral, political and cooperation relations between Belize and El Salvador.
"I receive this recognition with great pride and as a sign of the work done on behalf of our peoples," stated Celi. She expressed her sincere gratitude towards the Government of El Salvador for all their support in developing a healthy relationship between the two countries.
Meet Eric Najarro The New Administrator At The Dr. Otto Rodriguez Polyclinic II
The Dr. Otto Rodriguez Polyclinic has a new administrator and he is 26 year old Eric Najarro. Mr. Najarro was born in San Pedro at the former Lions Clinic (now Polyclinic), his family left the island after Hurricane Keith and he is now back in his home town as the new administrator of the polyclinic. As a recent graduate of the University of Belize, Mr. Najarro is excited to be working at the poly clinic and one of his first priorities is to work on the maintenance of the building.
“First thing I want to address is the maintenance of the building as it needs some upkeep so as to have better working environment for both the employees and patients,” stated Najarro.
Misc Belizean Sources
Crocodile attacks in Belize rare
During our outreach events, we get a lot of questions or concerns in regards to croc attacks here in Belize. Many people think the American and Morelet's crocs we have here in Belize are similar to the Nile croc and Australian Saltwater crocs in aggression and attacks (due to the sensationalization of many nature shows on TV). Well since you hear the facts from us so much, we thought we bring in one of the experts of croc attacks to provide their knowledge on the subject....
FCD's Annual General Meeting
The Chiquibul Forest represents 7.7% of our national territory. Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) manages this protected area and helps protect it from incursions from Guatemala. There is little that is as important than our national sovereignty...without protecting and securing our borders we have no country. Come out this Sunday at 2pm to the San Ignacio Hotel to learn more about FCD and how you might help.
Dr. D's Clinic on Caye Caulker gets an Automated External Defibrillator
Dr. D's Clinic is delighted to inform you that it received an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), as donation for the Community of Caye Caulker, through the clinic.
The AED was kindly donated by Mr.& Mrs Lee from Sports Bar and Grill. This generous act will surely improve our health care services and help save more lives!
On behalf of the people of Caye Caulker and ourselves here at Dr. D's Clinic, we would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to them.
THANK YOU......Mr.&Mrs Lee!!!
Coast Guard 5th Annual Best Warrior Competition
The Belize Coast Guard is currently holding its fifth annual Best Warrior competition from 28-30 November 2017. The competition will include six events over three days and will incorporate the CG PFT, 2 mile ocean swim, swim-run-O course, CG medley, march and shoot competition, and a cross fit competition. The competition is open to all three branches of the security forces including the Police, BDF and the Coast Guard however there was no participation from the BPD.
It is expected that each branch will furnish at least two teams from their specialized or regular units. Each team will consist of eight members
BAY Art Fest 2017
Pictures from the Belmopan Active Youths Art Fest.
"Talented local artists! Huge thanks to all our sponsors: Belmopan City Council, Development Finance Corporation, Buca Services, Belize Telemedia Limited, Formosa Belize, Twin Palms Bed & Breakfast, Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures, A+ Computer Solutions, Institute of Archaeology (NICH) Belize, The Orange Gallery, Visuals by GlennPatrick, and Kelston Jacobs Photography"
October 2017 External Trade, CPI & 3rd Quarter 2017 GDP
During the month of October 2017 the All-Items Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 104.6, an increase from the CPI of 103.6 recorded in October of 2016. For the month of October 2017, Belize imported goods valuing $168.8 million. This represented a 14 percent or $20.7 million increase from the same month in 2016, when imports totalled just over $148 million. The total value of Belize’s domestic exports for the month of October 2017 was $37.1 million, up 66.4 percent or $14.8 million from the $22.3 million recorded for October 2016.
SP Dance Academy Presents "The Nativity"
This Sunday, 7:30PM at the Lions Den! Don't miss it!!!
The Closing of the 2017 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season
Thursday 30th November marks the closing of the 2017 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season.
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was forecasted to be above average and above average it was. A total of 17 named storms formed, of these seventeen storms, ten (10) became hurricanes and six (6) reached major hurricane status - category three (3) or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The two (2) strongest storms of the season were Hurricanes Irma and Maria with winds of 185 mph and 175 mph and minimum central pressure of 914 and 908 millibars, respectively. The table below summarizes the 2017 Hurricane Season and compares this season’s activity against the 2016 season and that of the 30-year average.
The Right to Health
The Ministry of Health is happy to once again partner with other Ministries, NGOs and business agencies to commemorate World Aids Day this Friday, December 1st. We are celebrating this year under the theme, The Right to Health.
District activities start yesterday. Today we are in Corozal and the Belize District.
Get Tested today, know now, live longer.
BELRAIDE LOOKING FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT DIRECTOR
A vacancy exists at BELTRAIDE for the post of Executive Director.
Suitable candidates are encouraged to apply no later than December 15, 2017.
TV donated to Hope Haven
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, on behalf of the San Pedro Town Council and the people of San Pedro Town, presented Hope Haven - Belize with a Smart Television set - perfect for movie nights with the kids!
SJC History Club hosts visit with Cuban Ambassador
Today the SJC History Club hosted an encounter with Cuban Ambassador to Belize Lissette Perez Perez. As part of the visit a special screening of the short film Ode To The Revolution by Roberto Chile was shown. This special visit comes at the 1st Anniversary of the passing of Fidel Castro. After the film, our students shared their questions and comments with the Ambassador.
Rowan made it to the final round!
You can vote for Ro to be the CTO's Caribbean Ambassador of the Year by following the link below. http://caribambassadors.pgtb.me/Mt4j4D/ngpsw#&gid=1&pid=1
Rotary Club of Belize Annual Truck Raffle
It’s time to buy a ticket or two and support a great cause. OUR winner doesn’t only get a truck, he or she will also get one year comprehensive insurance from RF&G Insurance along with oil from Mobile (sufficient for 4 oil changes). Please look out for more post with specs on this year’s truck and ticket sellers in each district. There are a number of consolation prizes we will be announcing as the drawing day nears and there is an upgrade option for our winner as well. Today might just be your lucky day, get your ticket while supplies last
Corozal Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
On behalf of his worship Mayor Hilbero Campos and the Corozal Town Council, we invite one and all to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this Saturday December 2, at 6pm in front of Town Hall. Enjoy the beautiful lights at Central Park, presentations on stage and more!!
St. Francis Xavier Parish Fair 2017
Saturday, December 2nd starting at 4:00 p.m. This will be FUN!!!
Attention to all Corozal Tourism stakeholders
The Belize Tourism Industry Association is cordially inviting you to our 32nd Annual General Meeting to be held on December 7, 2017.
Key items on the agenda will include the following:
-ED Yearly Report
-Presentation on 2018 Birding Festival
- 2018/2019 Destination Belize Presentation Brunch
-Elections of 1st Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
CJC created a platform called YouTility for the BELTRAIDE Hackaton. The winner will be announced today, November 30th, 2017 at the EntreCon. Let us wish our team all the best.
Power outage scheduled for portion of Cayo District on Thursday, November 30 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Affecting Unitedville to Arenal including Santa Elena, San Ignacio, Benque Viejo and surrounding villages. BEL to install jumpers on structure at San Ignacio Substation.
BTIA Go Green Highway Clean Up
The Cayo BTIA is having their first Highway Clean Up Campaign this Saturday morning. They'll clean from Kontiki to Benque, and are asking for help with the cleaning up. The Cayo BTIA's focus on Sustainable Tourism is commendable.
"THE BELIZE TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CAYO CHAPTER in conjunction with its members proudly invites you to its FIRST GO GREEN HIGHWAY CLEAN UP!
We are meeting at the Kontiki Gas Station where we will be distributing garbage bags, gloves, and drinking water to all teams and individuals participating.
So far we have BLACK ROCK LODGE, THE LODGE AT CHAA CREEK, KA'ANA BOUTIQUE RESORT confirmed to participate with their individual teams.
BELIZE FISHING REPORT: Weeks of Nov. 20th - Nov. 26th, 2017
A nice week with family and friends. The lodge has been close to full this week with lots of folks coming to Belize to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday in the Caribbean. The weather has been beautiful, and the bonefish have been hungry. Juan, one of our favorite guests, came down with the Orvis BBB group and managed to land a total of fifty-eight bonefish. Good job Juan!
Coconut Drive closing Dec. 1 in San Pedro
Please be advised that this Friday, December 1st, Coconut Drive from Island City Supermarket to the Manta Ray junction will be closed to ALL vehicles and bicycles from 2pm till 10pm.. Please follow the diversion by using Manta Ray street. Thank you for your co-operation
UDP's 90 Million Dollar Nightmare - Will They Pay?
The UDP Government won't pay the Belize Bank 90.6 million dollars. That's not the officially stated position, but it's the only conclusion anyone could reach after listening to today's press conference by Prime Minister Dean Barrow.
Before a room full of Cabinet ministers and senators along with leading party personalities, The Prime Minister said it would be all up to parliament - who he made clear would be completely justified in voting against paying what he called an immoral debt. The PM said he took one week to speak on the judgement because he wanted legal and Cabinet advice:
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow- Prime Minister:
"Now we are confronted by this thunderbolt of a loss coming from the CCJ, the most unkind cut of all. The short question is what happens now? I have kept personal silence since last Wednesday; I didn't want to speak until I had carefully considered all the ramifications, done my own research and sought legal advice. The first point to make is that while the bank won the case the CCJ refused to make the particular order or one particular order that the bank sought.
Opposition Leader Says UDP Must Pay: "You Break It, You Buy It"
The Press conference lasted almost two hours - and we'll have much more from it coming up - especially regarding the issue of the interest which will start to compound in the next few weeks.
But, first to the PUP. They held their parliamentary caucus today at party leader John BriceÃ±o's office suite in the Charter House Building. It finished an hour ago and the press spoke to the party leader who said that they didn't take a decision on how they would vote - instead they discussed the facts of the case:...
Hon. John Briceno - Leader of the Opposition:
"We are not at the point of making a decision as to whether it is going to be a yes or a no or whatever. It is important for us to be able to get the facts."
Will UDP Leave Interest To Keep Compounding?
And while the Opposition Leader won't say how he plans to vote - neither did the Prime Minister - although you can clearly catch his drift.
But, they're in very different positions. As The Minister of Finance, PM Barrow has the duty to take the motion to the house to request payment. And, as Prime Minister he has a duty to manage the country's affairs judiciously. So, what can be said to justify simply not paying a debt on which interest is compounding monthly? The PM says that it can run to a billion dollars - they just can't do anything without Parliament's approval:..
The "Irresponsibility" Issue
We pressed the Prime Minister on that point of whether it is responsible to move forward into the future with an ever growing debt:...
Jules Vasquez - Reporter:
"If you could speak more specifically about the concept of irresponsibility, that it is irresponsible to leave a debt hemorrhaging and accumulating interest. Inevitably, the bank, operating as all banks do, must eventually get their pound of flesh. There is a debt and at some point it must be paid; it is owed."
PM Ready To Go To "Da Bak" With His Bad Back
Bur instead of laurel wreaths - the Belize Bank would want to see the Prime Minister in bangles - and we're not talking about "escalavas" - we mean handcuffs!
The Bank's position is that if the Minister of Finance does not pay - the Bank would then commence proceedings in the court for his imprisonment.
Now, once the Minister of Finance does his duty to take it to the House, it can be argued that he's done his job and he cannot be jailed. But, the PM conceded that the Bank may come up with other angles to appeal:..
Chamber Tells GOB It Must Honor the Debt
And while the PM SAYS he is ready to go to Hattieville with his bad back and all, we'll take that with a grain of salt. But the Chamber of Commerce says that what cannot be taken with a grain - or a sack of salt - is government running away from a debt that the highest court in the land has upheld.
The Chamber issued a statement today saying it, quote, "condemns in the strongest possible terms both the previous People's United Party (PUP) administration and the incumbent United Democratic Party (UDP) government for their respective roles in burdening taxpayers with a debt which the government has allowed to snowball to $90 million."
Hon. Hulse Reminds the Chamber of its 2007 Hardline
And while the Chamber complains that it has, quote, "witnessed one government granting secret accommodations and concessions to one investor, followed by another government spending the majority of its time in office in costly litigation with that investor. Meanwhile, the private sector, the average Belizean worker and consumers, continue to pay the resulting awards while struggling to survive in a stagnant economy." End quote.
But former chamber president now UDP Senator Godwin Hulse today reminded the Chamber of the very very hard line it took in 2007 when the UHS scandal was brewing:..
Hulse Says Privy Council Judgement Shows GOB Took Out "No Loan"
Today, Hulse who was at the Chamber at the time and Dr. Carla Barnett who was the Financial secretary at the time - both spoke about the chaotic situation produced by the secret loan note signed by then Prime Minister Said Musa.
That eventually went to the Privy Council - in a suit by Hulse and the association of concerned Belizeans. Now, the conventional wisdom is that the court upheld the legality of the loan note. But Hulse said that the court established there was no loan.
Man Found Decapitated In Cotton Tree
Tonight, Belmopan police are investigating a shocking murder by decapitation which happened in Cayo South. The victim has been identified as 56 year-old Hilton Wayne Wade, a homeless man who living in an unfinished cement house in Cotton Tree Village.
It was an unbelievably violent murder; Wade's head was cut off and left at a bus shed less than a mile away from his current home. The cops later found the rest of his body behind that house.
Our news team has been Cayo trying to get some answers, and Daniel Ortiz has that story:
Economy Showing Sluggish Growth
The Statistical Institute has released the economic figures for the 3rd quarter - that is, from July to September. There has been very minimal growth. We start off with the Gross Domestic Product. For this period, there has been a marginal 0.5% growth compared to the same period last year which documented a 1.2% decrease. Here is Statistician Angelita Campbell with the breakdown.
Now that slight increase in GDP has to do with good performance in the tertiary industries including tourism, transportation, communication among other categories. But the same can't be said for the primary and secondary sectors. there were notable decreases in both. For the primary sector, there was a major decline in fishing while in the secondary industry - the production of beverages including beers and softdrinks declined. Here are more details.
Food Prices Down, Inflation Inches Up
Moving on to the Consumer Price Index - based on the statistics, food prices have gone down for this 3rd quarter while rent and of course, transportation has driven the inflation rate up. Statistician Jacqueline Sabal tells us more.
Jacqueline Sabal - Statistician:
"The Inflation Rate for the month of October 2017 stood at 0.9 percent, meaning that on average prices were 0.9 percent higher than they were in October 2016. If we look at the major categories affecting the inflation rate then we must consider the food and non-alcoholic beverages category which decrease by 0.8 percent. The housing water, electricity, gas and other fuels category which recorded a 0.9 percent increase as well as transport which increase by 7.8 percent."
Former Immig. Director Lashes Out - Will Not Be Fall Girl
Today in Belmopan, Maria Marin, the former Acting Director of Immigration, was called once again to testify before the Senate Select Committee in their Hearings on Immigration.
Now, as viewers are aware, she was one of the first witnesses who testified earlier this year when the Senate Hearings began. Over the course of the 40 sessions, all sorts of illegal acts in that Department have been carefully examined and digested by the Senators, and you the viewers.
The narrative has been slowly been shifting as the Senators keep trying to find out who in authority was responsible for the serial irregularities found by the Auditor General. Fingers have generally been pointing at the office of the Director of Immigration, and its various occupants.
Revealing the "Visa Express Line"
And over the 41 sessions of the Senate Hearings, the debate over the potentially corrupting influence of UDP politicians in the Department has been repeating over and over, sort of like a scratched CD.
Well today, it came up again, when Marin revealed that there was a special visa express line for applicants being recommended by UDP ministers and caretakers.
Marin suggested that it was put in place after everyone observed that she was being strict in the enforcement all application procedures. She first mentioned it in her prepared presentation, and so the Senate asked her about it:
Hon. Elena Smith, Senator:
"You state that the application - you said and you quote 'all applications supported by ministers. Caretakers would come to the ministry for initial vetting and the ministry will then hand over to the director of immigration under confidential cover.' Could you expound on that please?"
PM says Belize Bank Behaviour Will Not Dissuade Investors
Our first segment was all about the 90.6 million dollars that the government of Belize owes the Belize Bank.
You heard Senator Godwin Hulse say that - according to the Privy Council - there was no loan. But that's the kind of shading of meaning about a court's judgement that may put off investors. So will this episode dampen the investment climate? The Prime Minister says anyone who knows the facts will not be dissuaded:
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister:
"Any such persons who is a potential investor, if that person will say well I have reservations about coming to a country and investing unless I can be sure that even if I make a corrupt deal - you see what's happening in Brazil, all over the world - if I make a corrupt deal and somehow I get a court to justify it, I will be discourage because I know I run the risk that the government or a succeeding administration will not honor a corrupt deal. Anybody who things like that, they are welcome not to come and invest in Belize."
Defense Minister: Lt. Col. Roches Matter Will Be Dealt With By Commander
And, also at today's press conference we got a chance to ask the Minister of Defense John Saldivar about the status of Lieutenant Colonel Charlton Roches. He's the subject of an audio genera;'s report about a contract awarded to his private for services related to the same job he was doing for the BDF. The suggestion is that his private company Belize Jungle Experience was running a parallel operation for the BDF's international training program. The auditor noted a number of irregularities with transactions relating to that company. Today Saldivar said that it's up to the commander:..
PM Not Worried About Moving Goalposts on Guate Referendum
We also got a chance to ask the Prime Minister about the planned ICJ referendum in Guatemala. The date has been moved at least three times now and is now set for mid-April. Now, the uncertainty about this date - and the troubled history of this much delayed referendum - has some seasoned Guatemala watchers speculating that it could mean no referendum at all. Today the Prime Minister conceded that it is a fluid situation:...
Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister:
"I don't know how the postponement of the date of the referendum in Guatemala would have the effect that you raised. It strikes me that things are uncertain in Guatemala. We read the news every day. Things are very fluid and in that kind of a context, in that sort of an atmosphere, wouldn't surprise me if it turned out that there would be still yet another change."
Repeat Molestor Back To Court
Repeat child molester John Leslie is currently in jail serving a 5 year sentence for the sexual assault of a 5 year old girl.
And Today Leslie was taken before Magistrate Michelle Trapp for another sex crime against a child - this time an 11 year old girl. The incident occurred in July 2016 at a house on Santa Rita Road in Lord's Bank Village. The child went to the Ladyville Police Station, accompanied by her mother, and reported that Leslie had sex with her.
Today in court, the Magistrate didn't take a plea because the offence is indictable. His case was adjourned until January 16.
Reaping The Reward Of Her Investment With Goodwill Dividend
Last week Friday we told you about American Philanthropist Amy Guliano who came all the way from Hawaii to work with some of Belize's at-risk youths and today got to see the result of all that mentoring. Kevin Faber who she worked with is now on his way to opening up his very own barbershop - thanks to her investment. Today we spoke to both of them about the accomplishment.
Kevin Faber, Owner of Fresh Cuts Barber Shop:
"Well it will have two seats for me and my nephew for the start."
"I have been cutting hair. I just never really legit."
Sahar Vasquez, reporter:
"So now you have a legitimate business for you. How do you feel about that?"
Swift Hall Over All
Saint Martin's De Porres School is home to a new hall with a brand new basketball court. The construction recently finished and the school community is now using the court for games and events. Today 7news was there to see the new court and find out more about its name and use.
Father Matthew Rule, Pastor Of St. Martin De Porres:
"Well it is open to the school the church, the neighborhood, and the larger public. It is open to basketball, events, and whatever you can put into a building this size that is what it is open for."
"Everybody is enjoying it. The students, the neighborhood people, the big basketball player. Everybody enjoying it thank goodness."
"Carl Swift is a Belizean Jesuit. He worked as an educator in this City for 35 years and he was one of the members here at St. Martins De Porres so when we were looking for a name that was just a really obvious choice."
Where The Streets Have A New Name
Taiwan has done a whole lot for Belize and in a gesture of gratitude, The Belize City Council today gave them "Taiwan Street." It's a renaming of North Park Street - which is where the Taiwanese Embassy is. The gesture may seem small but to the Taiwanese Embassy, it is a welcome show of appreciation and acknowledgement. We spoke to the Taiwanese Ambassador and Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington:
Ambassador Charles Liu, Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize:
"Taiwan and Belize. We have a strong bond so we wanted to be a permanent monument to be established in Belize City. We wanted something physical to symbolize the friendship so that is why we cooperated with the city council and then we thought naming the street Taiwan Street would be a good idea. When people come in from Taiwan and other parts of the world people always like to say that this is a very beautiful street and now when they take the photo they will see that this is Taiwan Street in Belize City, Belize. Then they will be making it more famous for more tourists to come not only to Taiwan but also to Belize."
Ministers Endorse Their FFB Presidential Picks
The Football Federation of Belize is having its long delayed election for a new president coming up this weekend. Today we asked two UDP Ministers who they are backing. Michael Finnegan is a lifetime fan of football, and John Saldivar is a club owner. Here's what they said:...
Jules Vasquez, reporter:
"You are you riding with in the FFB Election?"
Hon. Michael Finnegan - UDP Mesopotamia:
"I'm not riding with anyone Jules, but I would want to believe and I would hope I should say that the people who will be voting, it's this Saturday. The people will be voting Saturday and will make correct decision and I honestly in my heart believe that Mr. Fabro and Mr. Sharp are a cut from a clean and immaculate and almost impeccable cloth and I would wish them all success."