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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 — Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse

A full moon and total lunar eclipse will occur starting about midnight local time, with total eclipse beginning about 1 am on Tuesday, 14 April 2014. Weather permitting, it will be a good show.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 — Wildtracks at Corozal Women's Forum

Location: Corozal House of Culture
Day: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 9:30 am

Wildtracks to be guest speaker at CWF April meeting, date changed to the 16th still at Colozal House of Culture. Please join us.

Wildtracks Update: So following a day and a half of searching for the Corozal manatee calf, it is time to move on. If this calf is newly orphaned/abandoned, we have a window of opportunity — about 5 or 6 days — for someone to spot it again and report it. With Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary being the second largest marine protected area in Belize, with a strong east wind whipping up choppy waters and a shallow, rocky coastline, conditions have not been ideal for the search. Again, a big thank you to all those who participated in the search from the shoreline.

It is always frustrating and heartbreaking to know that a young manatee calf is slowly starving to death, and there is nothing that can be done. We've spent hours walking shorelines over the years looking for reported calves, searching by boat in mangrove-lined mazes of creeks and lagoons. In reality, unless the calves can be rescued when first reported or unless they turn up again, they are lost ... and these are only the ones we know about.

With the increasing boat traffic, particularly in the Belize River and Rio Hondo, we can only expect more casualties, more orphaned calves. We ask that anyone living or walking on along a coastline in Belize, wherever you are in the country — be observant. If you see a manatee washed up or struggling, if it is injured, if it is less than 4.5 feet long and on its own — then report it to Jamal Galves, at Coastal Zone (607 5038), or the Wildlife Hotline — (0800) 822-8888 or 605-8888. If it is a calf — keep watching ... if you lose sight of it, it may be the last time we see it. If the calf is healthy, watching is good — if the mother is around, she is the best option for its survival. After 5 hours, though, it is generally accepted that the calf may be orphaned/abandoned, and rescue may be the only option.

Best advice ... see but don't touch ... and report as soon as possible!

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For more information contact Email.

The forum is an opportunity for women to meet, enjoy, support, and learn from one another. It is open to all women in the Corozal area. The group promotes self-development through networking and enhancement of acumen among women of the community.

Corozal Womens' Forum
PO Box 13
Corozal Town
Belize Central America
501-637-0686

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 — Sarteneja Easter Regatta

The Sarteneja Easter Regatta 2014 will be held on Sunday, 20th April, beginning about 10am. There will be three categories: 20ft, 22ft, and 24ft. Also a swimming race, a canoe race, and live music with the Gilharry Seven starting at 9pm.

Sat, 26 Apr 2014 — Earth Day 2014

Earth Day is on 26th April. The global Earth Day initiative for 2014 is Green Cities. To commemorate Earth Day we will adopt the Corozal Green Mile trash cleanup campaign. We will start from the border in the north, and from Buena Vista Village in the south on the Phillip Goldson (Northern) Highway in the Corozal District. After the cleanup activity we will all meet at Mangrove Park where there will be speakers, prizes, food, as well as educational tours to finalize the day's activities and express participation to the participating groups.

For further information, contact Mae Klein at 629-9370 or Email, or Silverio Marin at 623-7547 or Email.

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 — Exhibit: History of Slavery in Belize

Exhibit: A History of Slavery and Emancipation in Belize

The House of Culture in association with the Institute of Social and Cultural Research is looking forward to opening an educational exhibit that delves deep into Belize's past. Opening Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

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Many closures for Easter Holy Week

Wed 16 Apr 2014 — Many governmental offices and businesses will be closed for Holy Week

Many closures for Easter Holy Week

Many businesses and Governmental and NGO offices will be closed for many if not most of the days during Holy Week. Some will close as early as Wednesday afternoon, 16 April and may not open until Tuesday or even Wednesday 23 April of the next week. Check to be sure you have enough of essential foodstuffs, medical prescriptions, and other requirements. The good thing about this is that many workers will be able to share this spiritual time with their families.

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FOCUS Invites Groups to Adopt a Mile: Keeping Corozal Clean

Sun 13 Apr 2014 — FOCUS, other environmental groups, the Corozal Town Council, and others invite groups to the Corozal Green Mile trash cleanup campaign, beginning at 7 am on Earth Day, Saturday, 26 April 2014.

FOCUS Invites Groups to Adopt a Mile: Keeping Corozal Clean

Groups should contact FOCUS as soon as possible to get trash bags, gloves, group leader t-shirts, water, etc., for the event. Groups will "Adopt a Mile" of the Phillip Goldson Highway in the Corozal District. Cleanup will begin on your assigned mile at 7 am, and all groups will meet at Mangrove Park by 11:30 am.

The aim of this project s to increase awareness of trash clean up, Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS), FOCUS, PACT, Mangrove Park, sustainability and educational events and classes. Earth Day is an international effort to keep our countries green and clean, including Belize.

Call FOCUS at 629-9370 or email Email to let us know you'll be participating. We also need support and donations for supplies for the cleanup.

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CJC Expo 2014 Successful

Sat 12 Apr 2014 — Corozal Junior College held its annual Expo on 11 April, 2014. We have lots of photos from it.

See photos from the CJC 2014 Expo here.

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September Celebrations Theme Competition

Wed 2 Apr 2014 — Win $1000 by thinking of the best theme for September Celebrations 2014!

September Celebrations Theme Competition

Think of a great theme for the 2014 September Celebrations and win $1000!

All Belizeans living at home or abroad are invited to submit their most creative ideas for a theme for this year's September Celebrations in commemoration of the 216th Anniversary of the Battle of St. George's Caye and the 33rd Anniversary of Belize's Independence.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 16, 2014. The winner of the chosen theme will receive a cash prize or 00.

Email submissions to Email or hand deliver or send via post to:

Theme Competition
House of Culture
Regent Street
Belize City

Be sure to include your name and contact information.

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Rosita May named Woman of Culture 2014

Mon 24 Mar 2014 — Rosita May named Woman of Culture 2014 by NICH

Rosita May of Corozal Town has been named Woman of Culture 2014 by NICH. Rosita, a successful CorozaleƱa businesswoman running the Hotel Maya, South End, Corozal Town, has also been on many boards and committees representing Maya and Corozal culture, education, tourism, and arts.

Congratulations, Rosita, for a well-earned honor!

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