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Northern Maya Association presents Alternative Healing Workshop Held in Corozal House of Culture

On Saturday, January 20, 2018 I attended the Northern Maya Association presents Alternative Healing Workshop that commenced at 9am and concluded at 1pm. The Workshop was held at the Corozal House of Culture. The Northern Maya Association Alternative Healing Workshop presentation included a Lecture and a Practical session by the Professors who was Invited to attend the event. Professor Maria "Maruch" Chable Ruiz, Dr. Baldomino Barbosa and Hilario Chi of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and other invited guests gave a lecture of the Mayan Culture.

 Mr. Hilario Chi could not attend the event. But, we had Mr. Harry Rivas from Xaibe that gave us quite an informative information about the Maya's and the healing. They explained how Mestizos lived for centuries. A lecture was given to the attended people how Mestizos used plants as Medicinal uses. Any pain, diarrea, belly ache, and anything that affected the body they used plants as their medicine.  To Northern Maya Association presents A…

Cold felt in Belize: A low tide in Corozal

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

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…


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 …