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16 de octubre de 2009
One bit of good news that got lost in the voluminous number of court stories, is that Corozal police have made a major break in the case of Javier Castillo’s murder.
Castillo, a former U.D.P. Councillor and at the time of his death, was teaching at Escuela Mejico, was laid to rest this past Saturday. Late last week police detained the man believed to have committed the bloody homicide and he is expected to be charged with Murder. According to Superintendent Miguel Guzman, the officer in charge of Corozal police, their investigations have yielded a motive and have ruled out robbery.
Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman, O.C., Corozal Police
“The name of the person is Hilberto Hernandez. He is a twenty-six year old laborer of San Narcisio Village. Basically, from the investigation the evidence indicated that Mr. Hernandez was at the residence—we have placed him at the residence—and he has confirmed that he was at the residence. As it is right now we have sufficient evidence that indicates that Mr. Hernandez and Mr. Castillo were together prior to his death.”
“Has a motive been established for this murder?”
Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman
“Yes, we have a motive but at this point in time, I don’t think it’s proper to release any information in regards tot the motive. Definitely we can say it’s not robbery but there may be other things that if I should reveal it might be sort of offensive to the relatives. So I won't disclose that information.”
“When and where was Mr. Hernandez detained?”
Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman
“He was detained right here in Corozal. As a matter of fact, from the inception we had information that they were arguing during the course of the night.”
Castillo was found dead in his home on October third. He had been strangled with a fan wire and his abdomen was slashed.
RIP dear friend. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
15 de octubre de 2009
The heat associated with the capital today was not only emanating from the high temperatures, but also from the University of Belize. During break, students, faculty and staff converged at the gymnasium in a unified battle mode that grew hostile in the afternoon sun. The university’s employees, who had already heard that the UB board was freezing salary increments for the next three years, were joined today by the students who are fearing a proposed increase in tuition. The consultation process for that proposed tuition increase never got off the ground and that potential financial strain is what’s making U.B. a place the students don’t want to be. The country’s only university is rapidly growing and to meet the development demands under a strained budget, the board decided to withhold the increases. But budgetary constraints were not on the minds of the gathering at the gym. A Pro-Tem Committee organized by the faculty and staff referred to the board as lacking professionalism while implementing an unjustifiable wage freeze at a time of economic downturn. News Five’s Duane Moody attended the standoff at the U.B. gym in the capital.
Duane Moody, Reporting
The protest against a wage freeze stepped up today at the Belmopan campus. The students from both Belize and Belmopan City campuses joined the faculty and staff when it became known that tuition fees would also be increased.
Stephen Sho, President, Belmopan Student Government, U.B.
“Basically we are standing in solidarity with the faculty and staff to fight for a common cause.”
Alex Anderson, Student
“The faculty and staff press conference is now finished and we are going to show them that faculty staff and students of U.B. can come together and will stand together in solidarity for one cause. Students we ask you to get up and let’s walk over to the administration building and we ill walk in solidarity.”
Leonardo Pott, Faculty and Staff Rep, U.B. Board
“Like I said, when this information gets to faculty and staff and students, as a board member, don’t expect me to sit at the board meeting when my faculty and staff and students are out there demonstrating because I will be a part of that demonstration.”
The proposed increase in the tuition fees is slated to come online in 2010 and 2011, according to the student representative of the UB Board of Directors.
“It’s a concept paper, but when it comes into effect is in 2010 for new students and 2011 for students that are already enrolled. Because of the frustration and no justification yet, the students are saying no, no to the increase.”
Jacqueline Burns, Student
“We are here for a quality education. This is our national university. If our lecturers are not happy, what kind of quality education are we going to get? Eventually, if they are not happy whatever discomfort they have will trickle right down to us the students. Duane, I cannot begin to express how saddened I am about the audacity of these people telling us that they are going to increase our tuition by such a ridiculous amount when times are hard in these economic days. I am looking at it and I am just thinking it’s not even logical for them to slap me in the face like that.”
Chair of the Pro-Tem Committee, Alison Crawford, says that the faculty and staff have lost trust in the board.
Alison Crawford, Chair, Pro-Tem Committee
“They are not acting on good fate and the meeting that we had, I brought that to the board. I was asking them to please call this emergency meeting to dialogue as they had promised with board. The faculty and staff would like to be treated respectfully by the board. Proper consultation with due process is necessary. A press release of board meetings was made public and schedule for October fifteenth 2009 after the Pro-Tem committee of faculty and staff had requested an emergency board meeting and was denied. The Pro-Tem had been told that a meeting would not be possible until October thirtieth 2009. According to the press release that came out over the weekend, it says as such an extraordinary meeting of the board has been scheduled for Thursday, fifteenth October 2009. So we had to call an emergency meeting for the faculty and staff on Friday to inform them that the board did not see it urgent to meet to call an emergency board meeting. However, immediately after they knew that we had an emergency staff and faculty meeting, this press release came out. We are just a Pro-Tem committee representing the faculty and staff. The Pro-Tem Committee does not give the direction of the plan of action so we’ll have to call the faculty and staff together and the faculty and staff will then mandate the next plan of action.”
The student body and the faculty and staff are up in arms with the U.B. Board.
“And tomorrow, come tomorrow, we will let them hear our voices where that is concerned. So I invite you back tomorrow so that you see the passion of the students when it comes to fees. We will be heard because we are not only taking this to discussion tomorrow, eventually we are ready to get raatid and we’re going to make them know that guess what we don’t want a dollar added to out tuition.”
On Thursday morning, the board will convene prior to a meeting with students from all four campuses.
14 de octubre de 2009
Victim Kathy Rosen almost dies from blood loss.
by James Buchanan
On Thursday, October 8th, Kathy Rosen was trying to finish a chemistry lab at UCLA. Another student in the class, Damon Thompson stabbed her five times with a six inch kitchen knife, he had brought with him that day, and then slashed her throat. The assault took place in front of 30 people. Thompson then dropped the knife and walked away. Students and a teacher rushed to her aid as a great quantity of blood spilled out from the wounds. Her eyes rolled back in her head and she turned pale as they applied pressure to the wounds.
Lab classes at UCLA often assign people to work in teams, and Kathy had the misfortune to be teamed up with Damon Thompson, a native of Belize. Belize is one of the most backward nations in Central America and it’s very difficult to believe that Thompson with his low forehead and prognathous jaw was even remotely qualified to attend a quality university in the US. No doubt some poor White kid had to be kicked aside to make room for this creature.
To add insult to injury, news has come out that Thompson had shown signs of severe mental illness, accusing his professors of saying derogatory things about him during exams even though no one else heard any of the remarks that he claimed to hear. One news article notes “A UCLA professor who taught the student accused of slashing a female classmate’s throat last week said Saturday that he told a university administrator 10 months ago that he had concerns about the student’s mental health, but strict federal privacy laws prevent UCLA officials from disclosing how they handled the issue. Stephen Frank, an associate professor in the university’s history department, met the suspect, undergraduate student Damon Thompson, when he enrolled in the instructor’s Western civilization class late last year, Frank said in an interview. Frank said he grew concerned about Thompson in mid-December 2008, after the student sent several e-mails complaining that classmates sitting around him had been disruptive and made offensive comments to him while he was taking a written exam… University officials have acknowledged that ‘Thompson was known to our student affairs office prior to the incident,’ but could not disclose information about the suspect, citing privacy laws.”
Why is it that evidence that a Black quota-student from Belize is crazy, paranoid and possibly a danger to the people around him is covered up by strict privacy laws, while everyone else in America has their communications routinely spied on by Homeland Security?
Another article reports “Thompson pulled out a knife and began stabbing the victim for no apparent reason… Authorities said the victim, identified in court as Katherine Rosen, 20, suffered five stab wounds and a slashed throat. Rosen was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in critical condition but has been steadily improving, doctors said.”
So an American student was nearly killed because of a policy to bring Third World primitives into the US. One can only hope that the victim sues the heck out of UCLA authorities for doing nothing about the complaints and evidence that Damon Thompson was profoundly mentally ill.
Perhaps it’s time to consider if ANY Third World people should be let into the US. Third World immigrants lower the pay rate for jobs from the fast food service to the high tech industry, where Hindu ersatz high tech workers are hired regardless of how marginal their education or intelligence may be. If the United States wants to maintain a high standard of living, we need to stop all Third World immigration, which invariably brings crime, lower wages, a huge tax burden and less competency in the high tech world.
13 de octubre de 2009
A Halo Over Moscow
by Mike Krumboltz
And you thought rainbows were cool. A few days ago, a mysterious cloud shaped like a halo appeared over Moscow, and the buzz has yet to break.
We're the first to admit that a photograph of the heavenly cloud appears to be photoshopped. It's just so...perfect. But meterologists have spoken up and said the cloud wasn't digitally altered. However, it wasn't exactly what it appeared to be, either.
When the cloud initially formed, some UFO enthusiasts declared it to be a "true mystery." Some even compared it to the giant spaceship hovering over Earth in the movie "Independence Day." Reality quickly dashed any predictions of an alien invasion. An article from the Daily Mail explains that the "luminous ring-shaped cloud" was simply an optical effect.
An official spokesperson for Moscow's weather department said, "Several fronts have been passing through Moscow recently, there was an intrusion of the Arctic air too, the sun was shining from the west — this is how the effect was produced."
The cloud loomed last week, but the searches are still soaring. Lookups on "halo cloud" and "moscow cloud" are both booming, and a video clip has garnered hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.