Sunday, April 19, 2015

MIRIAM VILLAMIL, COROZAL'S LEADING FEMALE SPORTS CHAMPION PART I







SHE LIVES IN THE TOWN OF COROZAL IN THE NORTH OF BELIZE! I TAUGHT HER AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AND SHE WAS OUR STAR FOOTBALL PLAYER ON SPORTS NIGHT! SHE WAS ALSO VERY INTELLIGENT AND A PERSON WE GET TO ADMIRE FOR THEIR STRUGGLE WITH WHAT LIFE THROWS AT THEM!

IN THIS POST ALL I AM GOING TO DO IS SHOW SOME PICTURES SHE SENT ME AND LET YOU HEAR WHAT I THINK OF HER. IN PART TWO YOU WILL HEAR A BIT OF HER LIFE STORY WRITTEN FOR THE POST BY HER AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHAY SHE IS OUR FEATURED BELIZEAN FEMALE THIS WEEK!

MIR, AS I FONDLY CALL HER, IS A BUBBLY YOUNG WOMAN. WHEN I FIRST MET HER SHE WAS IN HER TEENS AND IN HIGH SCHOOL. SHE WAS ALWAYS LAUGHING AND ALWAYS MAKING OTHERS LAUGH. SHE WAS NO ORDINARY GIRL OF HER AGE. SHE WAS GOING THROUGH TROUBLING TIMES AND A LOSS THAT SHE CARRIED IN HER HEART WOULD MAKE HER TURN HER PAIN INTO SOMETHING JUST A LITTLE BIGGER THAN LIFE ITSELF. SPORTS!!!! WE CAN THANK GOD THAT SHE CHOSE THIS TO BE HER HEALING PAD BECAUSE IN THIS WORLD WE SEE SO MANY OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TURN TO CRIMES WHEN THEY ARE HURT OR LOOSE A LOVING PARENT.

MIRIAM DID REALLY GOOD IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THROUGH NO FAULT OF HERS DID NOT CONTINUE HER EDUCATION AT THAT TIME. SOMETIMES ITS HARD TO THINK THAT GOOD PEOPLE GET WALKED OVER. SHE GOT WALKED OVER. I WAS DIRECTOR OF CCC ACE AT THAT TIME AND SHE WAS ON A GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THEY DID NOT KEEP THEIR PROMISE AND WHEN THEY LOST THE NEXT ELECTIONS THERE WAS NO ONE IN THE NEW ADMINISTRATION WILLING TO TAKE OVER THE PLEDGE THAT HAD BEEN MADE TO HER. THAT BILL STILL STANDS UNPAID AT CCC TODAY. IT IS A SHAME AND A DISGRACE TO OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM WHEN PROMISES ARE BROKEN HOWEVER, WE KNOW IT IS NOT UNHEARD OF! I DID NOT START THIS BLOG WITH THE IDEA OF AIRING THIS DIRTY LAUNDRY BUT AS I WRITE IT BECAME THE WORDS ON ON COMPUTER. I CANNOT JUST WALK WAY FROM IT EVEN IF I AM THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY NOW. I AM GOING TO TRY MY BEST TO SEEK ASSISTANCE BECAUSE WITHOUT PAYING THIS BILL, SHE CANNOT GET HER DIPLOMA NOR TRANSCRIPTS AND HENCE CANNOT PURSUIT HER CAREER IN ANY WAY. MAYBE YOU WILL READ THIS AND DECIDE YOU WANT TO HELP. ALL MONIES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE COROZAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MUST BE STATED TO GO TO THE ACCOUNT OF MIRIAM VILLAMIL. GOD CHOSE THIS MOMENT FOR ME TO WRITE THIS AND I AM COUNTING ON YOU TO GIVE A LITTLE TO HELP THIS YOUNG WOMAN MOVE ON IN LIFE.

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT BELIZE DOES NOT PAY THEIR ATHLETES MUCH WHEN THEY PLAY IN GAMES AT HOME OR ABOARD.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

DALLY ZETINA BUDNA


This energetic woman is a female who shows that there are atill many proud, strong minds who can get up from a hospital bed and continue to rally for her political belief. DALLY ZETINA BUDNA has what it takes and has even been honoured as an outstanding Belizean. When a country has a few women of her calibre it helps it to be strong and Belize can proudly point out quite a few women from Corozal who are!

HATS OFF TO MY FRIEND, MY NEIGHBOUR, DALLY ZETINA BUDNA

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

THIS ONE IS FOR ALLTHE WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF COROZAL

We have a wonderful town, The people are all friendly and full of life. The Bay is beautiful and when the sun rises in the morning it sparkles a golden colour on the water and in the sky.

From Maya Monuments strategically place to sugar cane fields and a sparkly blue green bay--- COROZAL TOWN IS IN THE NORTH OF BELIZE AND A WONDERFUL PLACE TO RETIRE TO.

Corozal Town is on the border with MEXICO and 6 hours away by road from Cancun and then just a plane hop to the USA and the rest of the world.

There is an Ex Pat community in the most Northernly area of Corozal called Consejo Village.

The people of Corozal enjoy travelling the 15 minutes by road to the border so that they can shop, go to the movies, and enjoy Mexican cuisine at the many restaurants in Chetumal, Q. Roo. Many of the young people are now furthering their studies in Chetumal at such universities as UNID Sede Chetumal, ITCH and UQROO. There is also a nursing school and a medical university in Chetumal along with other schools for cosmetology, design and other fields.

Belizeans speak two main languages English and Spanish. There is a broke dialect known as Creole.

The people of Belize are of many ethnicity: Belizean Creole, Belizean Mestizo, Belizean Garinagu, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Salvadorean, Honduran, and Guatemalan to name a few.

All in all Corozale├▒ians are hardworking, peaceful, fun going and honest.

I lived in Corozal for 40 years arriving there at the age of 7 and leaving when I was 47. I always go back to visit and plan to return one day soon to reclaim my place among my people and in my town. For now, I keep them close in my heart. Life in Corozal is inviting. I hope if you have not been there that you will do so one day.








Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mayor Hilberto Campos U-10 FOOTBALL FINALE THIS WEEKEND IN COROZAL

Game-1- 3rd Place-10:00am- Paraiso Gov't vs Caledonia RC
Game-2- 1st Place- Defending Champ Corozal Methodist vs Calcutta Gov't.

Defending Champ Corozal Methodist

Calcutta Gov't.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Corozal Mayor Hilberto Campos and Minister Pablo Marin at Sports Event 2015




NO ONE LOVES SPORTS MORE THAN BELIZEANS AND THEY SHOW IT BY HAVING MANY SPORT EVENTS FOR THE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND FOR OLDER SPORTS TEAMS, TOO. HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THIS YEAR'S WINNERS AT THE SPORT EVENT SPONSORED BY THE MAYOR OF COROZAL TOWN, BELIZE AND THE MINISTER OF HEALTH WHO ALSO REPRESENTS COROZAL IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

JUST A FEW OF THE DELICIOUS FRUITS AND DESSERTS IN BELIZE


 CRABOO IS A FRUIT ENJOYED IN BELIZE!

  IT IS SIMILIAR TO THE SAPA WHICH IS SOUR AND SOAKED IN WATER WITH VINEGAR AND PEPPER. THE DIFFERENCE IS CRABOO CAN BE MIXED WITH CONDENSED MILK OR USED TO MAKE ICE CREAM!
 CRABOO IS ALSO MADE INTO A SUGARY SWEET BY COOKING IT WITH SPICE AND SUGAR!

 DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN COOK THE WHITE PART OF THE WATERMELON WITH SUGAR AND SPICE AND MAKE A SWEET?  
 THE TANBRAN FRUIT MAKES A DELICIOUS, THIRST QUENCHING JUICE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

Saturday, April 11, 2015