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Headlines for Monday, December 13, 2004

Fourteen month old baby passed away
Accident on the Northern Highway
Robbery in the Center of Town
Trafficking of illegal drugs
A Christmas anti-crime campaign
The Lord Rhaburn Music Awards
Fiesta FM 106.7 Inaugurated
Christmas Celebration
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Fourteen month old baby passed away


    WE START THIS NEWSCAST WITH A SAD NOTE. WE WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT FOURTEEN MONTH OLD MILAGROS BARRIENTOS PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY MORNING AT THE KARL HEUSNER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. AS YOU MAY REMEMBER, WE HELD A TELETHON HERE ON CHANNEL THREE TO RAISE FUNDS TO ASSIST THE BARRIENTOS FAMILY IN COVERING THE BABY’S MEDICAL EXPENSES. ALTHOUGH THE PUBLIC WAS VERY GENEROUS AND ALL THE MONETARY GOALS WERE MET, IT SEEMS THAT ALL THE MIRACLES OF MODERN MEDICINES COULDN’T HELP BABY MILAGROS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE BARRIENTOS FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF.
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Accident on the Northern Highway
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    A LATE FRIDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT ON THE NORTHERN HIGHWAY HAS LEFT SIX PERSONS WITH MILD INJURIES. AT AROUND 7:30 PM ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 10, A GOLD COLOR NISSAN SENTRA CAR TRAVELLING FROM BELIZE CITY TOWARDS ORANGE WALK, NEAR MILE 44, EXPERIENCED A PUNCTURE ON THE LEFT FRONT WHEEL OF THE CAR. AS A RESULT THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE LOST CONTROL AND THE CAR OVER-TURNED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE COMING TO A STOP. DRIVING THE CAR WAS TWENTY-NINE YEAR OLD NORMAN PETER, BELIZE CITY MAINTENANCE WORKER, WHO SUFFERED A CUT WOUND TO THE HEAD AND TO THE RIGHT ARM. ALONG WITH PETER IN THE VEHICLE WERE TWENTY-SIX YEAR OLD SHANA HUMES, INSURANCE AGENT OF BELIZE CITY, WHO SUFFERED A LARGE CUT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FOREHEAD; THIRTY-TWO YEAR OLD ELSA TUN, WHO SUFFERED BRUISES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BACK AND A CUT WOUND ON THE LEFT ARM; TWENTY-SEVEN YEAR OLD BELIZE CITY TEACHER TANAY CASTILLO WHO SUFFERED ABRASIONS TO THE RIGHT FOOT; AND TWENTY-NINE YEAR OLD BELIZE CITY INSURANCE AGENT, CAROLINE CASTILLO ONLY SUFFERED SWELLING ON THE LEFT FOOT. ALSO IN THE VEHICLE WAS A TWO-YEAR OLD MINOR WHO APPARENTLY WAS INJURED ON THE NOSE AND SWELLING ON THE CHEEK. ALL SIX PERSONS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE NORTHERN REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN ORANGE WALK TOWN WHERE THEY WERE KEPT FOR OBSERVATION. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT THE VEHICLE WAS INSURED AND LICENSED AND THE DRIVER HELD A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE.
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Robbery in the Center of Town
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    AT ABOUT FOUR HOURS LATER A ROBBERY TOOK PLACE IN THE CENTER OF TOWN. IT IS REPORTED THAT AROUND 11:45 PM ON FRIDAY NIGHT, EDA ESCALANTE, TWENTY-TWO YEAR OLD BELIZEAN BARTENDER, WAS WALKING ON LOVER’S LANE. ONE OF TWO MALE PERSONS RIDING ON A BICYCLE FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION JUMPED OFF THE BICYCLE AND GRABBED BOTH HER BLACK PURSE AND CELLULAR PHONE. A STRUGGLE ENSUED UPON WHICH A CIVILIAN CAME TO ESCALANTE’S ASSISTANCE. AT THE SITE OF THIS, THE INDIVIDUAL DROPPED THE ITEMS AND FLED THE SCENE WITH THREE-HUNDRED BELIZE DOLLARS. THE POLICE QUICKLY RESPONDED AND SEARCHED THE AREA. WITH THE HELP OF THE COMPLAINANT TO IDENTIFY HER ASSAILANT, POLICE ARRESTED AND CHARGED RAUL LEIVA, BELIZEAN MASON OF GRAVEL LANE IN ORANGE WALK. LEIVA HAS BEEN CHARGED FOR ROBBERY.

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Trafficking of illegal drugs

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    TWO SAN PEDRANOS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR THE TRAFFICKING OF ILLEGAL DRUGS. THIS CAME AS A RESULT OF A SEARCH CONDUCTED ON SUNDAY MORNING AROUND 1:00 AM IN THE STRIP AREA OF SAN PEDRO TOWN, WHERE A TOTAL OF FIFTY-SIX POINT FOUR GRAMS OF COCAINE WAS FOUND HIDDEN INSIDE A CAN OF HAIR SPRAY. OCCUPYING THE RESIDENCE AT THE TIME OF THE SEARCH WERE TWENTY-ONE YEAR OLD MARK ANTHONY MALDONADO AND NINTHEEN YEAR OLD CARLA GONGORA. BOTH WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR THE CRIME OF DRUG TRAFFICKING.

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A Christmas anti-crime campaign
             Superintendant VernonIT’S THE CHRISTMAS SEASON, AND WHILE WE RUN AROUND GETTING READY FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH AND NEW YEAR’S DAY, WE DEDICATE LITTLE TIME TO SAFTEY AND SECURITY. HOWEVER, THE DEDICATED GUARDIANS OF ORANGE WALK TOWN AND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY OF BELIZE HAVE EMBARKED ON A CHRISTMAS ANTI-CRIME CAMPAIGN. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICERS OF THE BELIZE POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO, BEGINNING TODAY, WILL BE PATROLLING THE STREETS OF TOWN MORE OFTEN IN THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS SEASON.

Mr. Mario Vernon (Superintendent of Orange Walk Police Department):     "Beginning today until the 5th of January, 2005, the police countrywide has embarked in our Christmas anti-crime campaign. There is no need for the public’s alarm, what the police will be doing is more patrol in town and the villages. While may not be able to look at every suspicious person, residence or business we are certainly will be more focused on the community and their property. The people is expected to go out about more safely."

SUPERINTENDENT MARIO VERNON
    SAYS THAT WHILE THE POLICE WORK IN KEEPING THE TOWN AND ITS PEOPLE SAFE, THE COMMUNITY TOO CAN ASSIST THEM. . . . . . . . . . Mr. Mario Vernon (Superintendent of Orange Walk Police Department): "What the public can do to assist in this campaign is to look out for suspicious movements, actions of people, loiterers, vehicles parked at certain areas for a long period of time with occupants in it. They can call the police at 911 or at the (Orange Walk) police station at 322-2022 and alert the police."


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The Lord Rhaburn Music Awards
             Lucio and the New GenerationWE’VE SEEN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BEING RECOGNIZED ON VH1, B.E.T. AND M.T.V., BUT THIS PAST FRIDAY, BELIZEANS SAW OUR LOCAL ARTISTS BEING AWARDED WITH HONORS AT A NATIONAL LEVEL, ONLY THIS TIME IT WAS THE LORD RHABURN MUSIC AWARDS.


ARTURO CANTUN REPORTING:
"The show which plans to be an annual award show was organized by Mr.Lord Rhaburn with the help of the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH); an awarding show that is aimed to highlight local artists and their contributions to music in Belize. The first ever of its kind was held at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts in Belize City where a full-house witnessed live performances and recognitions to 19 of Belize’s musicians. Among all these musicians, hailing straight from Sugar City was one of Belize’s most outstanding guitarist and musician, Mr. Lucio Alcoser."

Lord Rhaburn (award show organizer):
"They don’t get an award because I like them; they get an award because of the merits. Mr. Lucio has been doing this for quite some time. Lucio is second to none. He went across the border, the Mexican territory, and he was second to none. So you see, if you don’t recognize people for what they are . . . as he (Lucio) was the one that song, ‘No wait till the man dead’. Mr. Lucio Alcoser, a well achieved musician since the early 1970’s has gone through an evolution of music. He has formed part of his first band Teenagers, the Mexican band Benny y su Grupo, Elly Combo, Los Flyers, the first Lucio and the New Generation with his brothers, and at present Lucio and the New Generation which composes of his four sons: Lucio Jr., Lucilo, Luis, and Luciano. All songs featured in his four albums are al written and composed by Lucio Himself, and so far his #1 hits have been “no wait till the man dead”, “fiesta en Belice” and “September 21st”, which also awarded his band with the National Independence Song of Belize. On Friday night, Mr. Alcoser was recognized as a greater contributor to Belizean music and for being Belize’s outstanding guitarist."

Lucio Alcoser (awardee):
"I feel very good, I feel happy and content that the people of Belize still love me for the contribution to music in Belize. With over thirty years in the music business, Mr. Alcoser must really love music. According to Mr. Alcoser, his inclination for music has existed ever since he can remember."

Lucio Alcoser (awardee):
"I guess I was born with that music gift. I still recall when I was a little boy in San Roman Rio Hondo . . . my grandmother use to play the piano and in those times we didn’t use to have electricity. So the organ was pumped in order for it to play; it was an air organ. I guess from there I got the music in me. It’s hereditary. When I was 6 to 7 years old I remember getting some “Klim” tins (cans) and making drums out of them and play them. I was pretty sure that when I was little I knew that I was going to be a musician. Another artist that is as much Belizean as Mr. Alcoser is Mr. Ben Mckoy, who flew all the way from New York for the award’s night. Mr. Mckoy and the Belizean Melody Singers have the longest survival outside of Belize. And, like Mr. Alcoser, Mr. Mckoy believes in keeping everything Belizean to the bone."

Ben Mckoy (awardee, Belizean Melody Swingers):
"Since we started recording with the Melody Swingers our CDs need to have a cultural selection where it has to be written by a Belizean. Not necessarily by one of us in the band, but it has to be a Belizean produce. Since 1983, his band has released five CDs and a new one can be expected in June of next year. ALSO AWARDED ON FRIDAY NIGHT WAS BERNADETTE GILHARRY FROM GILHARRY 7 OF COROZAL. AND WHILE THESE BELIZEAN IDOLS KEEP BUILDING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HERE IN BELIZE, IT IS HOPED THAT BELIZEANS WILL APPRECIATE MORE OF THE COOL AND UNIQUE BELIZEAN RYTHMS. FOR BEING PART OF FIESTA FM AND ORANGE WALK’S PRIDE, THE CENTAUR FAMILY EXTENDS CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. LUCIO ALCOSER AND HIS BAND, LUCIO AND THE NEW GENERATION, FOR THEIR TRIUMPH."

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Fiesta FM 106.7 Inaugurated
             Fiesta Fm's Enrique MendezAFTER A MONTH OF TEST TRANSMITION, FIESTA FM 106.7 WAS INAUGURATED OVER THE WEEKEND; PRESENT FOR THE EVENT WERE OWNERS AND STAFF OF THE RADIO STATION, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.



DALILA ICAL REPORTING:
For some weeks now, the public of Northern Belize has been enjoying the crisp, clean airwaves of Fiesta Fm 106.7, “Tu Radio”, and on the 11th of December, Fiesta was officially inaugurated. The new, alternative radio station began transmission on August 30th on Centaur Cable-network’s Channel Nine and 105.1 Digital Radio. A couple of weeks later, the Public Utilities Commission changed the 105.1 frequency to where it presently is. On November 11th, Fiesta FM hit the airwaves on 106.7 at approximately 6 p.m., covering the entire north of Belize a more powerful radio station.

Jimmy Johnson (General Manager):
"We have some of the latest equipment in radio transmission. It is a very powerful transmitter. We play MP3 music and computer generated music and the sound is clear and clean. You can travel from here to Corozal, to Corozal Free Zone, to Chetumal (Mexico) without having to change the radio dial. Radio listeners can also tune in to Fiesta FM in San Pedro and Caye Caulker. Fiesta FM features six experienced radio announcers: Carmelita Isolene Leiva, Jaime Villanueva, Enrique Mendez, Victor Manuel, Lucio Alcoser and Arturo Cantun. For this reason, Mr. Jimmy Johnson says that the public can expect the best from Fiesta FM."

Jimmy Johnson (General Manager):
"Well, the public can expect nothing but the best. We will try to keep update of the music, fun shows, give-a-ways; it started already with “Sabias Que? Algo Picante” show which airs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. We will keep building from that and one thing we do is listen to our clients and customers. You can expect nothing but the best from Fiesta FM. Reporter and Radio Announcer, Ms. Carmelita Isolene Leiva tells us what makes Fiesta Fm 106.7 “Tu Radio” the new, alternative radio station in the north of Belize.

Carmelita Isolene Leiva (Radio Announcer/Reporter):
Fiesta Fm is a new radio station which is on air for the north of Belize. You can expect something totally different from the other radio stations. For the day’s program, we’ll have a variety of music. We’ll cater for all ages with English music, cumbia, merengue, latest in pop. We also try to do educational programs and newscast, which we hope will become one of the best. We feature much local news from both Orange Walk and Corozal, national and international news." IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, FIESTA FM WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO LISTEN LIVE THROUGH THE WORLD WIDE WEB, here at
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Christmas Celebration
            
Hon. John Briceno and KidsLAST NIGHT, SANTA CLAUSE’S LITTLE ELVES STOPPED BY AT THE PHILLIP ALVARES PARK TO BRIGHTEN UP THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS FOR THE CHILDREN OF ORAGNE WALK CENTRAL. OUR CAMERAS WERE THERE TO CAPTURE EACH SMILE OF THE YOUNG AS WELL AS THE OLD.



DALILA ICAL REPORTING:
Last night, Honorable Johnny Briceño and the Orange Walk Central Committee put a smile on the faces of several children at the annual children’s party and Christmas Tree Lighting at the Phillip Alvarez Park. The event, says Minister Briceño, has come a long way and each year features a new surprise.

Johnny Briceño (Orange Walk Central Area Representative):
"Christmas is a special time of the year. It ha a spiritual significance for many, but also a fun time for the kids. So what we have done for many, many years the people, especially of Union Town and Marcus Canul Areas (of Orange Walk), have been complaining that all activities are done in the center of town. So with Mrs. Netty (Johnson) and the Central Women’s Group, we set up the Christmas tree (at Phillip Alvarez Park), which was the first idea. After that we started giving goodies bag and now this year we have something new; the Central Drums Corp. They (the Central Drums Corp.) are very creative . . . dressed up in Santa hats."
Last night, the children received sweets, apples and toys courtesy of Honorable Johnny Briceño. Mr. Briceño says that seeing the glare of happiness on each child’s face is reward enough for him each year on this occasion.

Johnny Briceño (Orange Walk Central Area Representative):
"For me, it is really special; to some out here every once a year and just spent some great time with the kids. It’s just heartwarming to hear kids ‘holler’ at me, “Johnny, Johnny, I didn’t get a bag of sweets, an apple, or I didn’t win a price. I don’t know how to explain it; it feels so special to see a smile on the children’s faces. It is something money can’t buy."

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