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#356256 - 10/29/09 07:44 AM Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice  
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Below is a copy of the third notice for dredging 23 acres in Laguna de Mata and Laguna de San Pedro - behind San Pedro town. This is being applied for by the Bonefish Bay development. The same developer as Bramha blue.
If you have concerns regarding this please contact the Town board and/or Ministry of Natural resources. sptb@btl.net and ceo@mnrei.gov.bz

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#356266 - 10/29/09 09:06 AM Re: Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice [Re: Marty]  
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From the ACCSD
Dear Members,
Attached is a copy of the third notice for dredging 23 acres in Laguna de Mata and Laguna de San Pedro - behind San Pedro town. This is being applied for by the Bonefish Bay development. The same developer as Bramha blue.
If you have concerns regarding this please contact the Town board and/or Ministry of Natural resources. sptb@btl.net and ceo@mnrei.gov.bz

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#356325 - 10/29/09 08:23 PM Re: Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice [Re: elbert]  
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To clarify the location of the proposed 23 acres for the mining permit we have plotted the GPS co-ordinates on Google earth. As you can see from the attached map it is directly behind Captain Morgans Resort.

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http://ambergriscaye.com/art/Bonefish_bay_google2.jpg

#356375 - 10/30/09 11:51 AM Re: Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice [Re: Marty]  
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Another new development dredging up the back lagoon using the material dredged from the lagoon bottom to get the property above sea level so they can build on it.
Its a technique used by a lot of new developments. the property is low-lying mangrove swamp and the dredging permit is abused using the product as fill to raise the property up higher than sea level.It totally destroys the environment for animal or plant life above and below the surface. calling it Bonefish Bay is a sick joke no bonefish will ever be able to live there again,and all the mangroves will be destroyed but some foreigner will get rich doing it.
A young George price said,'Our development and our growth shall not be by paths that would deprive us of the ownership and control of our assets and resources.'
A statement he made after freeing Belize from colonialism and creating the Alien Landholding ordinance.
the Alien Land Holding Ordinance is a law used to regulate the right of foreigners to buy land, and introduced certain development conditions. foreigners had to get a license from the minister after showing how they would develop the land.
That puts the responsibility square on the shoulders of the minister and our prime minister today is Dean Barrow.
The department under his supervision giving permission for this atrocity is;
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
Market Square
Belmopan City
Belize
Telephone: (501)822-2226, or 822-2249 or 822-2711 or 822-2232
Fax: 501-822-2333
E-mail: info@mnrei.gov.bz
The site for the development
http://www.emeraldshoresbelize.com/
The advertisement is a familiar pattern, it shows coconut trees and clear ocean views of the reef, offers it unbelievably cheap, offers 'your own little piece of paradise' and sells them adulterated mangrove swamp in the back of the island.
Sounds familiar?
No truth in advertising laws here in Belize.


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#356377 - 10/30/09 12:13 PM Re: Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice [Re: elbert]  
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our lagoon is no longer called a lagoon. it is now the quarry. need fill? go to the quarry.
and they don't bother with dredging permits, they get MINING permits! no questions asked,, it appears.

#356391 - 10/30/09 01:38 PM Re: Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice [Re: Barnacle]  
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Did anyone see the documentary on 'The World' private island development in Dubai that was on Nat Geo last night? They ran out of sand to dredge from the sea bottom and now it seems that after they have created an environmental disaster the whole project has failed. http://www.sincerelysustainable.com/buildings/the-world-has-been-shutdown-in-dubai



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#356397 - 10/30/09 01:54 PM Re: Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice [Re: collyk]  
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i started to watch it but that whole area makes me kinda gag a bit so i switched it. talk about money to burn!

#356398 - 10/30/09 01:57 PM Re: Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice [Re: Barnacle]  
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It's wonderful to see that the resorts (yes, resorts, if you look at their website they plan 4) will follow "eco friendly guidelines to minimize the carbon footprint." It also appears that the "Green Heart Foundation" has certified Emerald Shores as an "eco friendly and green development." Whew, that's a relief.

Uh... who is the "Green Heart Foundation" you ask???? Who knows... From the look of their 1/2 finished web site, I'd wager Green Heart is a foundation created a few months ago by the developers to give themselves a pat on the back...

What a joke...





#356400 - 10/30/09 02:13 PM Re: Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice [Re: SFJeff]  
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Sadly enough, there is no one to blame but our own government. They just can't say no to their own land being raped and pillaged.

#356409 - 10/30/09 03:13 PM Re: Bonefish Bay Dredging Notice [Re: JZB]  
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SF Jeff
I think most intelligent people read advertisements like this and other developments and see through it but the advertiser is banking on a small percent of a large audience not being intelligent and writing checks. Sad part is small percents equal hundreds and we develop a reputation of a country of rip offs!
'Land in Belize' , will become a joke.


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