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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 […]

Eat more eggs for a healthier Belize says Poultry Association
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Eat more eggs for a healthier Belize says Poultry Association

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Poultry Association is striving to debunk the old stereotype that eating lots of eggs is harmful because it raises cholesterol levels. General Manager of the BPA, Orlando Habet, told The Reporter on Sunday that traditional research failed to make the distinction between good […]

DOE unveils new online application system
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DOE unveils new online application system

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Department of the Environment within the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development has unveiled a new online service for importers. The Online Permits Application and Licenses (OPAL) system, unveiled on Friday, is the department’s new way of issuing permits/licenses for importing or exporting […]

Cuba responds to Ebola outbreak with deployment to West Africa
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Cuba responds to Ebola outbreak with deployment to West Africa

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Cuba has responded to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa with a deployment 91 health workers. The medical experts are joining 165 of their colleagues already working in the region to halt the spread of Ebola. Although Cuban government officials say the majority of […]

MOH wraps up Dental Health Week
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MOH wraps up Dental Health Week

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Health closed off Dental Health Week on Friday with a health fair at the Central Health Region compound. The health fair featured information from the dental health unit as well as several other MOH departments, including the Water Analysis Unit, and the […]