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#429822 - 02/07/12 04:54 PM A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened?
Marty Offline
from a friend who spent many many years on Caye Caulker....

Geez! I´m on Caye Caulker and yesterday coming from the SPLIT crowded with sunbathing and swimming tourists, I had to step aside from a car being driven by somebody. Cars and Trucks are forbidden on Caye Caulker. The tourist package is GO SLOW and barefoot on sandy streets. The biggest vehicle allowed is a golf cart. I sure hope the TOWN COUNCIL jump on whoever owns that car and get it off the island. That thing will grind up the street coarse sand into fine talcum powder and cause no end of trouble with sand storms into homes and shops. They tell me over on Ambergris Caye, the traffic is so bad, 2 people a week are knocked down by vehicles. Not for Caye Caulker surely?

response from another friend....

Each of the last three times I've been on Caye Caulker in the last three years, I have seen at least one car. I also thought that motor vehicles were prohibited on the island but I guess if you have enough money, you can do whatever you like.

#429828 - 02/07/12 05:51 PM Re: A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened? [Re: Marty]
Tangles Offline
Does the bank not have a car I thought? Though why they would need one I don't know.

Apart from the pick up truck the village uses to clean up debris and the bug sprayer vehicle, what would a car/truck possibly be needed for? And once you allow one person, then another will find reason to ask for one....

#429841 - 02/07/12 07:34 PM Re: A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened? [Re: Marty]
jonm Offline
Favoritism/capitalism? prevails everywhere.
Sadly, there are a lot of vehicles on Caye Caulker lately.
The bank is semi-legit, to transport money to the airstrip, but Chinatown hotel has a big truck?
How much did that little favor, along with a 4th story dwelling on a 3 story code island cost one would wonder?

#429845 - 02/07/12 08:27 PM Re: A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened? [Re: Marty]
Noelle Offline
There are numerous trucks used for hauling things and the bank has a small SUV. There's also a large caterpillar for filling in potholes with sand. I don't think any of the vehicles were snuck in so I doubt there will be any response from the village council. Doubtless they know about them.

#429846 - 02/07/12 08:29 PM Re: A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened? [Re: Noelle]
BeBelize Offline
It's a slippery slope...just look at San Pedro. I really hope Caye Caulker will not follow their lead where vehicles are concerned. The (almost) lack of cars is a huge part of CC's appeal!
Former Belize expat traveling the USA & Mexico

#429849 - 02/07/12 08:53 PM Re: A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened? [Re: BeBelize]
MikeD Offline
During our recent stay we saw 2 of the SUV's on the island...and the town truck is broken, so they drive the backhoe all over the place many times a day...certainly has changed the feel of quaint caye caulker.

Edited by MikeD (02/08/12 12:01 AM)

#429853 - 02/07/12 10:07 PM Re: A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened? [Re: Marty]
jonm Offline
Nothing happens on CC that the Village Council doesn't either approve or find out about in 5 minutes flat.

#429856 - 02/07/12 10:18 PM Re: A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened? [Re: Marty]
Noelle Offline
The backhoe drives back and forth all day filling in potholes. They are back as soon as it rains so it's a never ending job. Because there has been so much rain lately, it's also filling in the flooded roads on the back side of the island with larger rocks.

#429857 - 02/07/12 10:39 PM Re: A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened? [Re: Noelle]
SP Daily Offline
Gotta get the people off the island...they are a pain...always getting in the way!

#429915 - 02/08/12 03:05 PM Re: A CAR on Caye Caulker? What the hell happened? [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
from a friend....

That car has been on CC for at least 5 years. I was told that the bank got special consideration for security purposes. I understand it was a no car no = branch offer.


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