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Mexico cancels China contract for high-speed train line

Mexico has abruptly cancelled a $3.75bn US contract awarded on Monday for a Chinese-led consortium to build a high-speed passenger rail link. President Enrique Pena Nieto said he wanted to avoid “any doubts about the legitimacy and transparency” of the bidding process. Mexico has forged closer links with China, while […]

FECTAB complains about new regulations
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FECTAB complains about new regulations

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter The Federation of Cruise Tourism Association of Belize (FECTAB) at a press conference on Friday complained about new regulations being implemented by NICH, which they say are hurting their business. The main concern expressed by many FECTAB members and tour operators is a regulation, […]

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Matron Roberts holds health fair

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter The Matron Roberts polyclinic held its third annual health fair on Friday with informative boths and testing available. Matron Roberts Administrator, Alexy Rosado said they had a total of 17 booths offering a wide variety of useful health information to the public. This year’s […]

Taiwan works with international community to fight Ebola
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Taiwan works with international community to fight Ebola

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Taiwan is stepping up its preparatory measures to protect its citizens against the spread of the Ebola virus. The Taiwan embassy says that Taiwan is densely populated with a significant amount of international passenger traffic and that having experienced major disease outbreaks such as SARS, […]

Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC
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Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100, if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced […]

Paul Nabor laid to rest at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Punta Gorda
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Paul Nabor laid to rest at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Punta Gorda

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Belize’s Paranda king, Paul Nabor, was laid to rest in Punta Gorda on Saturday following an official funeral. His casket, draped with the Belizean flag and carried by members of the Belize Defense Force, bore a picture of the beloved musician at his head. A […]

Funeral for beloved parandero Paul Nabor underway at St Peter Claver Church in Punta Gorda Town
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Funeral for beloved parandero Paul Nabor underway at St Peter Claver Church in Punta Gorda Town

Garifuna Collective entertains crowd at tribute to Paul Nabor on Friday night
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Garifuna Collective entertains crowd at tribute to Paul Nabor on Friday night

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Friday, November 2, 2014 The Garifuna Collective was one of a number of bands entertaining the crowd gathered at the Punta Gorda Sports Auditorium for a tribute to the late Paul Nabor at this hour. The tribute preceeds the funeral on Saturday for Belize’s greatest […]

Uruguay starts registration of marijuana clubs
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Uruguay starts registration of marijuana clubs

Uruguay has started registering cannabis growers’ clubs as part of the government’s plan to legalise the drug. Uruguay has started registering cannabis growers’ clubs as part of the government’s plan to legalise the drug. Licensed clubs of up to 45 members will be allowed to grow a maximum of 99 […]

BEL Assists CARILEC Member Utility with Hurricane Restoration Works
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BEL Assists CARILEC Member Utility with Hurricane Restoration Works

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) gas announced that it will assist Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) and Anguilla Electricity Company Limited (ANGLEC), who suffered damages caused by the passage of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo on October 11 and 17. Bermuda and Anguilla are […]