Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#213483 - 09/04/06 07:28 PM BEL GST $100 deposit!
Marty Offline
FROM A FRIEND

I just received my Aug electricity bill. It showed an arrears of $100 not
paid for the July bill. I called BEL to point out their mistake, quoting my
receipt which shows full payment.

Lo and behold, I was told that they are charging all customers who
registered for the new tax, GST a $100 deposit.! I asked under what
authority. I was told "Company Policy" ! I pointed out that as long
standing customer of good standing, I never had been forced to lodge a
deposit. My account was opened before that policy came into being. BEL
then told me. that as far as they were concerned, anyone who registered
under GST was considered a new account, and therefore they had the
authority from the PUC to charge a deposit!

Naturally I called the PUC, sent them copies of all bills and receipts and a
letter asking for their intercession.

BEL stealing from the Belizean customer again !!!

I am refusing to pay this additional $100 and will continue to pay for
electricity used. I have asked the PUC not to allow BEL to cut me off until
this matter is resolved.

Top
#213484 - 09/07/06 11:29 PM Re: BEL GST $100 deposit!
Marty Offline
from the same friend...

I beat the system.

With the help of the PUC, BEL reversed its $100 extra deposit for GST tax
payers !

A letter of apology saying it was a mistake was sent to me today from
BEL, together with a credit note..

Top
#213485 - 09/08/06 04:26 PM Re: BEL GST $100 deposit!
coolbummings Offline
This is what happens when a new tax is introduced with little information regarding regulation (hic)....there has been much confusion over this tax.
_________________________
whaddaya mean yer all outta Jack's?

Top
#213486 - 09/08/06 06:59 PM Re: BEL GST $100 deposit!
Katie Valk Offline
AND you're supposed to get a credit for the GST charged on your June bill issued in July.
_________________________
Belize based travel specialist
www.belize-trips.com
info@belize-trips.com

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 19 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,672 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,029 Topics
462,231 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.