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Good Morning Corozal, Belize

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Good Morning to USA!! OOOPPPSS!! No!! NO!! I meant good Morning to Corozal on this Friday morning. I am waking up with a beautiful Friday Morning Here at Corozal. It is Windy at the sea is rough. I hope everyone in the entire country of Belize made it through Hurricane Earl. I hope you enjoy your Friday were ever you are and have a safe weekend.

Today everyone came back to work normal day after hurricane earl hit the entire country on Thursday Moring. In San Pedro Ambergris Caye, the entire island are recovering today. It's a stressful feeling to deal with by the  way, the town  was just recovering from a fire that destroyed a portion of Pescador Drive. Now, they have to deal with another problem, Hurricane Earl's aftermath. Now the town is a devastating out of control. I pray today that everyone made it through Hurricane Earl.




BELMOPAN, Belize, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Earl, which has already caused damage in Belize, is prompting hundreds of people to seek shelter as eme…

Five Mayan tumb found in Belize

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Archaeologists have found the first-ever royal tomb at the ancient Maya site of Xunantunich, in Belize. Two hieroglyphic panels were also uncovered in the central stairway of the structure enclosing the grave, telling the story of this ancient civilisation in the region.
The Maya civilisation emerged from the Yucatan Peninsula, in the south of what is now Mexico and parts of Belize and Guatemala. It was one of the most advanced and iconic pre-Colombian civilisations. It became fully established during the 3rd and 4th centuries BC, but reached the height of its power between 300 and 900 AD. The Maya people excelled in a range of disciplines, including agriculture, science, arts, pottery and architecture. Impressive buildings and temples like the ones at Xunantunich are a testament to their construction skills.

The tomb found at the heart of the ancient site is that of an adult individual, aged between 20 and 30 years old. Analysis of the bone remains suggest he was male, quite muscular, …

Hurricane Earl Downgrades to tropical storm

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BELMOPAN, Belize (AP) — Hurricane Earl was downgraded to a tropical storm early Thursday after slamming into the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with winds of 80 mph (130 kph) and moving inland over Guatemala and Mexico with heavy rains. Earl made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Belize City and was moving roughly westward, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. As it crossed northern Guatemala, Earl had sustained winds near 65 mph (105 kph). It was expected to continue weakening to a tropical depression by Thursday night or Friday morning.
Mexico discontinued all warnings associated with the storm and Belize replaced its hurricane warning with a tropical storm warning. The storm was centered about 90 miles (145 km) west of Belize City and was moving west near 15 mph (24 kph). Hotels along Belize's coast and the low-lying islands offshore had already pulled in awnings and beach chairs as the rains from the storm began whipping the coast Wednesday evening. Authoritie…

Belize protected Wildlife Habitat; Research and Education

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Description Stretching for more than 170 miles along the coast and extending 50 miles offshore, the barrier reef complex in Belize is a true treasure among the coral reef communities of the Caribbean. Swept by the Yucatan current, which feeds the Florida Loop Current and the Gulf Stream, this center of diversity and richness is believed to supply a wealth of plant and animal material to replenish and enrich the genetic structure of reef systems downstream.
Research and Education ObjectivesIn Belize, the Islands in the Stream Expedition is exploring the interaction between mutton-snapper spawning aggregations and the associated congregations of whale sharks that feast on the spawning material. The mission is also collecting data to characterize deep-water habitats and assess deep-water fish assemblages and algal communities. Water samples will be tested for surface water contaminants. Other researchers will analyze coral samples to establish genetic linkages among coral communities in t…

Belize COEICH Cultural Show in Corozal;About Corozal Organization of East Indian Cultural Heritage (COEICH)

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Our History About COEICHAfter the British conquered India in 1844, the Indians in 1857 struggled unsuccessfully to regain control of their beloved country. Political unrest and famine in the land resulted in the Depression of the 1930's. Poverty impelled us to accept the offer of being indentured labourers.
Since slavery was abolished in 1833, the sugar plantation owners needed a large labour force to replace the freed slaves. Being an indentured labourer meant we belonged to our new employer. We had to work on the sugar plantation for five years with minimal wages and no rights.
We were commonly referred to as "Coolie", which means a paid servant of East Indian descendants, or Hindu. But usually Hindu is applied to members of the Hindu faith, which is a dominant religion of India. To distinguish us from many other Indians in the world, we are called East Indians because we came from the East.  Read more here for more about the East Indians:
http://corozal.com/culture…