Welcome to the official website for the people, culture, Mayan archaeology, attractions, schools, and other things in the Corozal District of Belize.

Upcoming Events

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 — Gateway Retreat Open House

The Gateway Retreat, a spiritual retreat center in Xaibe, Corozal District, is having an open house and fund raiser from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, 31 January 2016. There will be refreshments, live music, yoga, massage, information on nutrition, diabetes and eating addiction. Sale of items including clothes, carvings and produce. Visitation of a Maya Site.

Near Jacob's Farm. From the Uno Station in Corozal, take the San Andres Road for about 3 miles to Xaibe. After the Xaibe school on the right, the road forks at a triangular island. Bear right. Continue through Xaibe towards Patchakan, past Sunrise Furniture, past the gateposts for the Royal Palm on the left. Take the next actual road (not canefield tracks) to the right. It is marked by a blue sign with a white star. Continue for about 500 yards passing cane fields, and the Retreat is on the right, again marked by a star sign.

For more information, call Henry or Rose Elwell, 650-5288 or 627-4962, or email Email. You can also check their website at http://gatewayretreatbelize.org

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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 — Maya Wedding Reenactment at Santa Rita

POSTPONED until further notice due to inclement weather. Hold on to your tickets and wait for the new date via radio, TV, and social media.

Centro Escolar México Junior College was scheduled to present a Maya Wedding Re-enactment at the Santa Rita Archaeological Site at 7pm on Saturday, 6th February 2016. Community contribution: Adults $10, Reserve $20, Children 14 years and under $2.

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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 — Carnaval: Pre-Lenten Festivity

Look out for Volume 2 in the Belize Cultural Celebrations Series. Video and Accompanying poster to be launched in Caledonia Village, Corozal Town, Orange Walk, and San Pedro.

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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 — Juan Carnaval Celebration, New Date

Mark your Calendars! — Sunday February 7th the Corozal House of Culture will present Juan Carnaval 2016! Notice that this was postponed from Saturday the 6th due to weather.

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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 — Carnaval: Pre-Lenten Festivity

Look out for Volume 2 in the Belize Cultural Celebrations Series. Video and Accompanying poster to be launched in Caledonia Village, Corozal Town, Orange Walk, and San Pedro.

House of Culture FB Page

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 — CPAPNowBz Open House

Graham & Leona Towers are hosting an Open House February 9th from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm at their Taboo Building. Taboo is conveniently located along the Northern Highway in Ranchito. The Open House is featuring CPAPNOWBZ, a US couple (Jim and Dana McCord) with a company in the Cayo District that provides sales, service and advice for individuals who suffer from Sleep Apnea or other sleeping disorders. There is no charge for the event and everyone is welcome! Please call 610-8772, if you require directions to Taboo.

For more information about CPAPNOWBZ, please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cpapnowbz

Thanks to Elizabeth Wright and Corozal Living for relaying this info.

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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 — Art in the Park

Art in the Park is a monthly event sponsored by COLCHA. Local artists display and sell their creations. It is held in downtown Corozal in Central Park, beginning about 5:30 pm. For more information call 620-1572.

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Latest Corozal News

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.

— NEMO  For more ... Permalink

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.

— Corozal Polyclinic II  For more ... Permalink

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.

— Belize Water Services  For more ... Permalink

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.

— Breaking Belize News  For more ... Permalink
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