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Latest Corozal News

Tropical Storm Nate

Fri 6 Oct 2017 — (5pm) — Tropical Storm Nate is approaching the northern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. Later it is headed toward New Orleans or the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a probable hurricane. It looks as if Corozal has been spared any major storm effect once again.

Run 4 the World

Tue 26 Sep 2017 — On Saturday, 23rd September 2017, CYCAS supported Run 4 the World. Here is a link to an album on Facebook. Click for album

Run 4 the World is an event sponsored by CYCAS (Committee for Youth, Children and Sports). Every year there is a run for the kids and then a ceremony. They are working on the health of youth and others in Belize. A special concern is diabetes.



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Hurricane Maria

Thu 21 Sep 2017 — (6am) — Hurricane Maria caused extensive damage to Puerto Rico. The entire island, 3.4 million residents, are out of power for weeks or months.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern Bahamas, where Maria is expected to bring dangerous wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall.

Tropical Storm Irma

Mon 11 Sep 2017 — (9am) — Irma is now a tropical storm, but still battering Florida and moving into Georgia and Alabama. Over 6 million people in Florida alone are without power. Storm surge and gusty winds are still doing damage. Although it could have been worse in many ways, it will be a while until we know the full extent of the wreckage in Irma's path. This will be our last update, along with the hope that all the countries and states vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricanes explore long-range solutions to reduce the threats.

Here's a link to more information about Irma. https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/hurricane-irma

And here's a recent full article about it. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/ferocious-irma-pounding-florida-it-could-have-been-worse



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Tropical Storm Harvey

Sat 19 Aug 2017 — The US Air Force aircraft was unable to find circulation in Harvey tonight, Saturday the 19th of August, meaning that Harvey has degenerated into an open wave. Regeneration is possible but not likely.

The Remnants of Harvey could bring us a couple of inches of rain from Monday through Wednesday.

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Information on Vision and Eye Care

Sun 30 Oct 2016 — Info on Corozal.com for Vision and Eye Care services

Information on Vision and Eye Care

Click this link for information about Benevolent Missions Inc (BMI), and Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI), which periodically provide services at the Methodist Eye Care Center next to the Corozal Hospital.

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Independence Day Parade 2016

Wed 21 Sep 2016 — Corozal Independence Day Ceremonies and Parade from 21 Sep 2016, click here.

Independence Day Parade 2016

Click this link for hundreds of photos from the ceremony and parade.

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Carnival Parade 2016

Tue 20 Sep 2016 — Corozal Carnival Parade from 20 Sep 2016, click here.

Carnival Parade 2016

Click this link for hundreds of photos from the parade.

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Hurricane Earl Has Moved On

Wed 3 Aug 2016 — The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has declared All Clear for Belize. Most of the damage was on the Cayes, in San Pedro and elsewhere, and in and near Belize City. The Corozal District had relatively little damage, from what we've heard.

Hurricane Earl Has Moved On

For the latest public advisories on Hurricane Earl, follow these links:

NOAA (9pm)

NEMO Advisory 9 (6pm)

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Honours for Honorary Consul Marie Espat

Sat 11 Jun 2016 — The Government of México has awarded their high honour of the Order of the Aztec Eagle to Corozaleña Marie Espat, the Honorary Méxican Consul who has served both México and Belize here in Corozal for over 19 years.

Honours for Honorary Consul Marie Espat

Check the Corozal Daily for the full information. Her office on the San Antonio Road has helped many Belizean, Méxican, and other citizens with issues involving both countries. Thanks, Mrs. Marie!

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Fake SMS sent to Atlantic Bank Customers

Thu 28 Apr 2016 — Some Atlantic Bank customers have been sent a fake SMS message. Do NOT click on it.

If you receive an SMS with a link to Atlantic Bank (or any other bank for that matter), it may be fake. It might take you to a site that LOOKS like Atlantic Bank, but is actually a scam to get your username, password, and other data. Please check with the real Atlabank at 223-4123 to be sure.

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Marie Sharp Inducted into Hot Sauce Hall of Fame

Wed 27 Apr 2016 — Marie Sharp, maker of our local Belizean hot sauce, has been inducted into the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame.

Belize’s own Marie Sharp has been inducted into the New York City Hot Sauce Hall of Fame. She was the only woman and the only foreigner included in this year's inductees.

Congratulations to Marie and all the folks who make our flagship Belizean hot sauce.

Of course, we also have more local products, such as Northern Heat. If you like it hot, Belize is great!

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No Drones in Archaeological Reserves

Tue 19 Apr 2016 — NICH has advised that drones are not allowed in any Belize Archaeological Reserves.

No Drones in Archaeological Reserves

All tour guides, tour operators, and the general public are advised that to ensure the safety and security of all visitors, the use of drones is strictly prohibited within the boundaries of all Archaeological Reserves.

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BEL Interruptions Cancelled

Thu 25 Feb 2016 — A new Advisory postpones the brief power outages that were scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, 27th and 28th February 2016.

Postponed until further notice, power interruptions previously scheduled for Orange Walk & Corozal Districts, 7:00am to 7:15am & 4:45pm to 5:00pm, Saturday, February 27 & Sunday, February 28.

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NEMO Updates Rain and Flood Advisory

Sat 14 Nov 2015 — NEMO has an updated advisory about rain and floods that affect the Corozal District, and the rest of Belize.

NEMO Updates Rain and Flood Advisory

ADVISORY NO. 3
HEAVY RAINFALL AFFECTING BELIZE
SATURDAY, 14th NOVEMBER 2015 as at 12:00 midday

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby informs the general public that the potential for flooding is increasing mainly for communities living in Blue Creek and along the Mopan; Macal; Belize; North Stann Creek; Bladden; Rio Grande, and Moho Rivers.

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Other flood prone areas of concern are Corozal Town; Sarteneja; Orange Walk; villages along the old northern highway; Belize City; the coastal highway; Gales Point; Mullins River; Sarawee, Hope Creek and Dangriga.

The Belize Coast Guard is on standby to ferry people between Sarteneja and Corozal Town.

People at risk to flooding are advised to take the necessary precaution to protect life and property, move to higher grounds with family or friends or to a community shelter, place important items high above areas likely to flood, reach out to family members and neighbours in need of assistance and keep the authorities informed of your situation. Do not wait until it’s too late to take action.

NEMO Emergency Coordinators can be reached as follows; Corozal, Mr. Williard Levy at 668 9515; Orange Walk, Ms. Suliema Celiz at 605 5046, Northern Regional Coordinator, Mr. Aragon at 636 6094; Belize District, Mr. Calbert Budd at 602 8632 and Mr. Kevin Pollard at 621 2275; San Pedro, Ms. Timrose Augustine at 600 8672; Belmopan, Ms. Clare Moody at 630 9791; Cayo, Mr. Al Westby at 630 3224; Stann Creek, Mr. Victor Castillo at 630 9780; and Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 630 9787. The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936.

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Detour at Corozal Hospital

Wed 11 Nov 2015 — There will be a temporary detour at the Corozal Community Hospital for the rest of this week.

The Corozal Community Hospital would like to inform the general public of a temporary detour at the Hospital for the rest of this week. The Hospital driveway will be grated and paved this week. In the meantime, parking in the rear of the hospital can be accessed by a temporary road near the Eye Center (up on the hill), just after the round about. We apologize for any inconvenience; however, this project will greatly improve the quality of service for the residents of Corozal.

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General Election Results

Wed 4 Nov 2015 — Brief election results from 4 November.

According to semi-official results reported by Love FM, the United Democratic Party has retained control of the Government. In the Corozal District, Pablo Saul Marin (UDP) has won Corozal Bay, Hugo Patt (UDP) has won Corozal North, Florencio Marin Jr (PUP) has won Corozal Southeast, and Dr. Angel Campos (UDP) has won Corozal Southwest. Congratulations to the winners, and to the outstanding effort by the other candidates.

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Contaminated Water

Tue 20 Oct 2015 — Belize Water Service warns that areas affected by flooding should treat all water supply components subject to flooding as contaminated.

Notice to residents under submerged flood waters ONLY Belize Water Services Ltd advises the public that, due to the recent flooding, water supply systems or components, including pipes, private storage tanks and/or wells, which remain submerged in the flood waters, are subject to contamination. Please note that this applies only to those areas with flood waters. All water supplied by BWS is treated and safe. However, submerged lines may become broken and pose a risk. BWS therefore advises that, if your area remains flooded, even if the water is clear coming out from your faucets, it is recommended that you boil or chlorinate water before drinking.

Residents in flooded areas should follow the NEMO/Ministry of Health directions to treat such water. Water must be boiled for several minutes and cooled before drinking; alternately, use 8 drops (1/8 teaspoon) of chlorax or bleach to one gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for about 30 minutes before consuming.

In addition, the Public is reminded that flood waters by their nature are contaminated and may contain dangerous creatures and objects. As such, they are advised to avoid swimming or extended contact with such waters to prevent any health or other risks.

Again we emphasize that this advisory is only for those who are in flooded areas where their water supply or lines remain submerged.

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General Election 4 November

Tue 29 Sep 2015 — The Prime Minister has called for general elections on Wednesday, 4 November 2015.

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has asked the Governor General to dissolve the National Assembly and set general elections for Wednesday, 4th November 2015, with nominations to be taken on 16 October.

19 of the 31 seats have been held by the United Democratic Party, with 16 needed to form a government. This election will not affect the municipal officials, such as mayor and councillors.

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Independence Day 2015

Mon 21 Sep 2015 — Corozal Independence Day Parade from 21 Sep 2015, click here.

Independence Day 2015

Click this link for a sampling of the Independence Day Program and Parade from Monday, 21 September 2015. On that page you will also find a link to our Yearbook, which has hundreds of photos from the program and parade.

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Carnival Parade 2015

Sun 20 Sep 2015 — Corozal Carnival Parade from 20 Sep 2015, click here.

Carnival Parade 2015

Click this link for a sampling of the Corozal Carnival Parade from Sunday, 20 September 2015. On that page you will also find a link to our Yearbook, which has hundreds of photos from the parade.

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Chikungunya Prevention

Sun 30 Aug 2015 — The Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of Chikungunya in Altamira, just north of Corozal Town. The Town Council has supplied the following information on their Facebook Page.

Chikungunya Prevention

In response to the confirmed cases of Chikungunya in Alta Mira, the Ministry of Health and the Corozal Town Council have coordinated in facilitating a clean up campaign in that area as a precautionary measure to control the spread of Chikungunya and Dengue. The clean up campaign will be carried out in full force throughout the weekend and will continue in revisiting potential breeding sites until the entire area is under control. Residents are asked to do their part by removing all garbage and potential breeding sites from their yards so that it can be picked up on the street side. It is advised that the residents of Corozal follow the suggestions of this infograph to protect themselves and their children.

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Remnants of Danny

Sun 23 Aug 2015 — Once-Hurricane Danny has become a remnant low, victim of dry air and wind shear, typical of El Niño weather.

Remnants of Danny

Danny may drop 2-4 inches of rain on the Northeastern Caribbean Islands, which may be a little help for the severe drought they are experiencing.

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House of Culture Opens Men at Work Exhibit

Tue 9 Jun 2015 — The Corozal House of Culture opened its Men at Work exhibit on Saturday, 6 June 2015. Updated on 9 June 2015.

House of Culture Opens Men at Work Exhibit

See this page for some photos of the opening of the exhibit. This page has been updated with some improved photos and information.

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Corozaleños Clean Up on Ocean Day

Sat 6 Jun 2015 — On Saturday, 6 June 2015, Oceana Belize, the CJC Eagles Club, and other environmentalists celebrated World Ocean Day with a Clean-Up.

Corozaleños Clean Up on Ocean Day

See this page for some photos of the clean-up at Miami Beach, Corozal Town, and even some work on Mangrove Park.

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Chetumal Airport Expansion

Fri 5 Jun 2015 — Chetumal is planning to expand its airport, allowing larger jets to land. This has great possibilities for the Corozal District.

Chetumal Airport Expansion

Good news for Corozal. México is planning to expand the Chetumal Airport which will allow larger jets to land there. This will open up the entire Costa Maya area, including Corozal, to more options for airline travel.

This is a good article about all the possibilities. Thanks to The Chetumal Connection for finding it.

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RIP Mayor Mario Narvaez

Tue 2 Jun 2015 — Corozal.com joins Belize Media Group in sending condolences to the family of the two-term mayor of Corozal Town, Mario Ignacio Narvaez. The photo is from 24 October 2000, in his office as Mayor.

RIP Mayor Mario Narvaez

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. BMG: Mario Ignacio Narvaez, the former two term mayor of Corozal and the last mayor from the People’s United Party to serve in that district, passed away earlier today, June 2.

Narvaez was mayor in the late 90’s and early 2000’s when he won two consecutive terms under a PUP slate.

Mr. Narvaez was sick for a few years until his passing this afternoon.

Belize Media Group sends our condolences to his family.

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CJC Expo 2015 Successful

Thu 30 Apr 2015 — Corozal Junior College held its annual Expo on 30 April, 2015. We have lots of photos from it.

CJC Expo 2015 Successful

See photos from the CJC 2015 Expo here.

You may also compare with some photos of the the 2014 Expo here.

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Corozal Earth Day 2015

Wed 29 Apr 2015 — Earth Day 2015 with Program at Mangrove Park

NICH's Employee of the Year 2014, Debra Wilkes!

Fri 17 Apr 2015 — NICH's Employee of the Year 2014, Debra Wilkes

NICH's Employee of the Year 2014, Debra Wilkes!

Corozaleña Debra Wilkes was recently recognized by the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) as 'Employee of the Year' for 2014. In 2012 Ms. Wilkes was appointed as Coordinator of the newly inaugurated Corozal House of Culture becoming the 6th House of Culture in the country under the Museum of Belize and NICH. Debra‘s hard work and commitment in developing cultural events and activities which define northern Belize justifies her recognition.

A photographer by trade, Debra first visited Belize in 1992. After several journeys between Canada and Belize, she settled in Corozal Town in 2005. In 2009 Ms. Wilkes, launched the monthly event 'Art in the Park’ at Corozal Town Central Park, coaxing the artistic community to display and sell their creations. Well into its sixth year, Art in the Park has become a national success, nowhere else in Belize is there a monthly event that celebrates art, music, food and community.

As coordinator of the Corozal House of Culture, Debra strives to showcase the rich culture of Corozal with importance given to the revival of lost traditions and celebrations. Equally important, she continues the objective of oral historical retrieval.

Debra is dedicated to the promotion and development of her fellow artists, artisans and residents of the Corozal community on a local and national level, and continues to contribute to the transformation of Corozal Town into a vibrant municipality.

This is a well deserved recognition. Congratulations, Debra!

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