Showing posts from September 10, 2017

Rum, Rice and Ribs (Bone Crunch Competition) Held in Corozal

This event was sponsored by the Corozal Sailing club. This nonprofit is to raise funds to upgrade the Civic Center and for Scholarship's ages 6-12. It's once again here in Corozal, one of the exciting event Rum, Rice, and Ribs (Bone Crunch Competition) Held in Corozal.  On, September 15, 2017, everyone gathered at the Corozal Civic center  to attend the first ever Rum, Rice and Ribs. It commenced at 5pm, Surprisingly, the  Civic Center was well attended by locals.   More than 15 booths came this night to participate in a competition to showcase their products in Corozal.  This was to promote the best meat in the house.

Here' how it worked. At the entrance, you had to buy a 5$ ticket, and you have 20-25 booths to sample each of their products and score them from 1-10. At the end of the event, whoever gets the most points is the winner.  This event is about a chicken foot eating competition. Competitors will have to eat as many feet as they can in ten minutes. However chicke…

Visiting the Belizean ID Exhibit 2017

Belizean ID Exhibit is being displayed over at the Corozal House of Culture NICH. This exhibit is to showcase the public about the history of Belize. On Thursday, September 7th, 2017 the Corozal House of Culture did a short ceremony to talk about the cultural Identity of the Belize’s cultural people. Schools participated in this event to learn about the Belizean ID. During my visit to the Corozal House of Culture, I saw a variety of information about the History of Belize.  Where did the people came from, who are they? What is Belize ID? This exhibit is a mere attempt at engaging all Belizeans to answer the following and pose some new questions about our Belizean identity. Who are we? Where do we come from? Does it matter? Should know about ancestors both distant and recent mean anything? Upon what do we base our identity? Does knowing who we are making a difference in our country's development? I’m a Belizean because... Out of Africa? (Evolutionist) Adam and Eve? (Creationist) The human …

Tropic Air and Maya Island Air jointly informs the public of the suspension flying to Caye Caulker

The suspension of all scheduled flights to the island of Caye Caulker is being suspended effective as of October 1, 2017. It is caused by the airport's slow deterioration and needs maintenance. The two companies jointly sent out a Press Release to inform the public about the upgradations.
The press release states: “The present state of the runway at the island’s airstrip exhibits severe deterioration. As a result, this precautionary measure is necessary to avoid safety and operational challenges beyond acceptable margins for public flight service.”The release says that this information has been shared with the Belize Airports Authority and Caye Caulker’s Village Council, accompanied by a request for urgent renovation of the runway in order to meet the island’s approaching tourism high season.

Air service will resume to Caye Caulker immediately after completion of necessary renovation works to rehabilitate the island’s airstrip. We advise the public, Travellers who had reservations f…

2017 Fireworks Display in Corozal ; A Saturday evening Celebration At Maimi Beach

On, Saturday, September  9th, 2017 the Corozal people came out to enjoy  September Celebration night eve at Maimi Beach, Corozal. This main event in Belize is celebrated a day before September 10. To respect the National Holiday of Belize. In Corozal,  the main event was where everyone had gathered to await the fireworks at Maimi Beach. Also, live music was being played for people to enjoy. A  number of people came out to either dance, sing or just watch everyone else. This band played until the Wee hours to celebrate Sepemtmber month. At 12midnight, the colorful fireworks display was lite up.   I started recording the fireworks display and during my recording, I enjoyed watching the fireworks. I saw Children and adults from all ages enjoying the fireworks.  some gathered in front of the Mirador Hotel and some stay at Maimi Beach.  It was great to see this event happening in Corozal and I hope the town keeps up the good work for the town to enjoy. Here are some pictures and videos of…

Battle of Saint George's Caye held in Corozal 2017

The Battle of St. George's Caye was a short military engagement that lasted from 3 to 10 September 1798, off the coast of what is now Belize. However, the name is typically reserved for the final battle that occurred on 10 September. The Spaniards had previously attempted to expel the British settlers and their slaves on six occasions, most recently in 1779. September 10, 1798, marked the final Spanish attempt to take over the area. Today, the Battle of St. George's Caye is a national public and bank holiday. The significance of the Battle of St. George's Caye, but Professor Mavis Campbell in her 2011 "Becoming Belize" discusses how Spain destroyed the settlement of British Honduras on multiple occasions (the last occasion being in 1779). She indicated that the significance of September 10, 1798 - when the Spanish (based in what is now Mexico) had full intention to finally settle Belize after again removing our ancestors - is that when the Spanish were defeated,…