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Cold felt in Belize: A low tide in Corozal

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This the time when the temperatures in Belize should be getting warmer and should stay in the 70's and 80's. A northern cold front approached Belize and has since been affecting us since last week Friday. And, for us 60's and low 70's in Belize is cold for us. Since the cold front,  those warm jackets has since been taken out of the closets. Around the country, the heavy fog has been seen at unusual places like San Pedro Ambergris Caye.  Today, in Corozal The weather has changed to light misty rain. That means more cold should be approaching Belize soon. Get your jackets out again for the cool weather because tonight the weather will be cool.  

Today, I walked the bay of Corozal as far as I could walk as seen at the picture below. This low tide made me see the biggest rocks on the side of the sidewalk. I saw broken glasses on the water that has never been removed. I saw trash that was brought by the waves. I saw the fishermen out on the catching fish with a taralla.  …

National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) 2018

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PRESS RELEASE
National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) 2018
Belmopan. January 15, 2018.   The National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) Committee, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, hereby informs the public that the National Agriculture and Trade Show 2018 will be held on April 27, 28 and 29. This year’s event will be celebrated under the theme “Let’s Get Growing”.
Preparation of the grounds is currently underway and the committee advises that the reservation and sale of concession stands, food stalls, open spots and commercial booths have commenced. The right of first refusal will be granted to 2017 leaseholders and as such those vendors will have until February 9, 2018 to confirm their desire to re-establish their booth leases by contacting us, making a deposit of payment and signing of Lease Agreement. This preference exists EXCEPT where there was a reconfiguration of the grounds and…

THE INTERESTING TALE OF HOW COROZAL GOT ITS NAME.

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It must be understood that the area now known as COROZAL was a English Settlement with farms and wood-cutting areas with names like Lowry's Bight and Pembroke Hall. It is reported that in 1847 one Mr Blake of  Lowry's Bight encouraged asylum seekers fleeing the "rebellion" from the neighboring state of Yucatan  to move to the settlement.

With the permission of  Mr Blake the first "refugee" to build a house in the area was Don Solis, who then invited others to join him. He laid out the town in a Spanish style, with a public square, straight streets (manzanas)  and a big plaza . He named it Corozos (Spanish)  after the lush Cohune palms in the area at the time.  He christened it San Narciso de Corozal(Cohune patch) . The Spanish are legendary for dedicating the name of places by the name of the saint or feast, on whose day the place was discovered or declared open.  That being said COROZAL(Corozos [Cohune palms]) must have been declared open on Oct 29, 1847 …

jerry jeff walkers Belize

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Jerry Jeff is an American famous for his country music and songwriter. More than 18 years, Jerry Jeff Walkers has been coming to Belize once a year to entertain their music to the island.  They all come the last week of January and the first week of February. They come to Belize to showcase their concert at the beginning of the year and its one fun concert. This year activities are scheduled from Jan 20-Feb 3nd. There will be two shows per week on January 20-26th Tuesday and Friday. Part two will be from January 26 to February 3nd. 
CAMP BELIZE I January 21 - January 27 CAMP BELIZE II January 28 - February 3
It all takes place on Ambergris Caye, San Pedro Town, Belize, Central America. Once again, each week of Camp Belize will have two concerts in 2018. Read more right here:
https://jerryjeff.com/camp-belize Head with us to the Caribbean for music, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, rum punch, Belikin beer and quality beach-time. Camp Belize is a fun-filled week. Once you are on the isl…

A very calm and chilly day in Corozal

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Brrr!Brrr! the cold is here in Belize. On Friday night the cold front approached Belize and all into Saturday morning. Midday was 75 degree's and it felt higher than that. we are entering the mid month of January and the weather hasn't changed yet. We are still getting cold front in Belize. During the night it dropped below as  68 degrees. Nobody likes the cold, but good for keeping away the heat in Belize.

Today I  walked around town in Corozal around midday and the weather was fine. Their was quite few tourists roaming the town. My favourite stop was at thunderbolt bridge where the frigate birds where feeding sardines themselves. And, When I walked south to Maimi Beach their was a lot of people chilling at Jam Rock, Bay Breeze and Wood House. The sail boat which was park by the area where thye sell cars gives it a nice scenery area. The water was low and children where swimming inside the cold water. You could have walked as far as you can.


Tonight it commencing at 6pm the…

San Pedro Ambergris to celebrate Carnaval 2018

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The El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro is a 150-year-old traditional festival from Mestizo culture, which brought it down to northern Belize, San Pedro and Ambergris Caye. El Gran Carnaval is celebrated to begin the lent season.



Carnaval dates back to the 1870s when villagers. People from the districts moved to Ambergris Caye and added paint and eggs to powder, lipstick and charcoal. Carnaval is centered around a Mestizo character named "Juan Carnaval". Legend has it that Juan Carnaval had sex with over a thousand women from eight countries, with whom he had countless children. 
He was stabbed to death by his jealous wife and he left a will which is read on Ash Wednesday. A stuffed effigy of Juan Carnaval is burned every year for the cleansing of the community's sins.

The Three days event of Carnaval take place on Febrauary 10-14 2018 in San Pedro Ambergris Caye. Locals, tourists,  and countrywide will join the fun of Comparsas  in the island. Here is one on of my Highlight&…