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#143480 - 04/06/02 10:53 AM Goverment Corruption  
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For those of you who might be interested in another example of the problems Belize and it's people face, go to and look at the Guardian article titled "$50,000 plywood homes".

#143481 - 04/06/02 04:00 PM Re: Goverment Corruption  
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Yup, another fine example of what the current PM and his cronies are doing to the kind people of BZ. Looks like there's a couple more years of the pillaging and plundering left, at which point the International Monetary community will probably have to step in and try to undo the incredible looting of the country that has taken place. Did I hear someone say Fountain Blue? Airport re-sufacing? Barge relocation funding? Thought so.

#143482 - 04/06/02 10:58 PM Re: Goverment Corruption  
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the planes land though right? and anyways, its Belize, not the US, you cant expect things to be perfect in a country that small, you want my advice, dont go there if you dont like the way it is, cuz Belize is Belize and I love the place!

#143483 - 04/07/02 12:42 AM Re: Goverment Corruption  
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Awwww, Come on Adam. We love Belize, too. So much so that many of us would like to spend a lot of time there, and some have invested in property and other ventures there. We are concerned that the financial situation and the government remain stable. There's nothing I can do about it, but at least I am interested, and I do like to keep semi-informed. That's all.

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#143484 - 04/07/02 01:54 AM Re: Goverment Corruption  
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What size homes are you talking about? How many bedrooms?
I know the Mennonites houses are made of lumber and did not cost so much.

#143485 - 04/07/02 09:41 AM Re: Goverment Corruption  
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There is a picture of the houses in the article that gives you an idea of the size. The disturbing fact is the chairman of the goverment organization that funded the project sold the land to the corporation at a per lot cost of approximatly $46,000. The cost of the homes are $1500. Add septic and utilities and you approach the $50,000 figure. The land was swamp land that was filled. One of the many reasons the homes are not selling, is people know the next strong strom will wash the filled land away.
PS: Diveinflylots, I don't go to Belize. I am a resident that lives in Belize and I care about Belize and it's people. If less tourists had your attitude, and more took the time to be informed on a place they claim to care about, maybe it would help some even if only in a small way.

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#143486 - 04/07/02 12:04 PM Re: Goverment Corruption  
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Seems like the only thing they can't find money for is a hospital, an ambulance, or any kind of emergancy medical at all in San Pedro.
Someone should be in prison for the money that was used up for all that empty housing, near the SP airport. incredibly poor quality, and no water or sewer or electricity.

#143487 - 04/07/02 12:49 PM Re: Goverment Corruption  
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How about we meet in person, anyone of you, and we can discuss this matter, so you decide that you and your fellow traveling buddies(the other people in this chat area), are gonna go to that country and change how its ran? LOL, do you have any idea the ammounts of drugs that are ran through that wondeful place? You think the USA is not involved? As long as Belize is a "funnel" of drugs, the curruption will never change, and as long as Belize has only 300,000 people, that change wont ever happen, you dont like hurricanes, than migrate north and get away from the islands and water......

#143488 - 04/07/02 03:28 PM Re: Goverment Corruption  
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divnflylots: I think you might have dived too deep and flew too high without oxygen a few too many times. I am really having trouble understanding your logic.

#143489 - 04/07/02 04:25 PM Re: Goverment Corruption  
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I dont think thats it, I do have a different outlook on things I spose, but what I am saying is true, that place can be a tragic place to live, read the belize daily news, its not new news that Belize gov't is screwed up, its a 3rd world country, thats just how it is, if you ask me anyways, its all part of life and how one cannot have his/her cake and eat it too! as in you cant have paradise, all perfect and trouble free, it would just be too,........well,..too perfect, thats all

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