Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#21899 - 11/26/06 08:53 AM NE: Fake cayes being built near and for cruise ships  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 55,653
Marty Offline
Marty  Offline
From a friend...
-----------
Just imagine a fishing trip near Bannister Bogue. Beautiful water, healthy
green mangroves, big jacks, barracudas and tarpon cruising along the
channel. The sun is bright, the clouds and sky absolutely spectacular,
God's creation on display...even better than being in church.
The guide shuts off the engine and the silence is yours, I don't even think
I need to fish.
Suddenly there is a sound, the sound of music.
Not music of the sea, not music of the atmosphere, not the music of the
reef: but sounds that pierce into and right through your body. Around the
nearby point of mangroves comes the almost deafening sound of music, loud
blasting music from a powerful system intended to ENTERTAIN the cruise ship
tourists now coming into view, scores lying on plastic beach chairs in the
sun.
Excess flab rolls over brightly colored swim wear trying to reach the sand
to hide like an ostrich from the noise of this MUSIC. Bikinis made to fit
over a 55 gallon drums are pulsing to the MUSIC. Wow! What a cultural
experience these cruise tourists are getting on this man made island
recently converted from lush mangrove drowned cayes by a dredge.
"Folks, this is Belize, this is why you came on this cruise, to see our
culture, to learn how we live in this third world country. This is our
music, imported just for you, enjoy your visit to Belize, buy something,
take my picture, welcome and please come back again".
As they say, this is development!

#21900 - 11/26/06 08:59 AM Re: NE: Fake cayes being built near and for cruise ships  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,251
NYgal Offline
.
NYgal  Offline
laugh
What a visual .... smile

#21901 - 11/26/06 09:31 AM Re: NE: Fake cayes being built near and for cruise ships  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 520
Don Greife Offline
.
Don Greife  Offline
Where (N.E.) is this happening. And just when I was considering moving there.


I'll be happy to discuss my avatar with anyone who knows what it is.
#21902 - 11/27/06 10:12 AM Re: NE: Fake cayes being built near and for cruise ships  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 3,677
Bobber Offline
.
Bobber  Offline
shudder eek


Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt
#21903 - 11/27/06 11:08 AM Re: NE: Fake cayes being built near and for cruise ships  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 3,947
Otteralum Offline
.
Otteralum  Offline
monorail, monorail, monorail...


I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
#213842 - 11/29/06 11:14 AM Re: NE: Fake cayes being built near and for cruise ships [Re: Otteralum]  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 655
LaraTravelBelize Offline
.
LaraTravelBelize  Offline
interesting really...just had a discussion with many full time locals about this sort of thing. Reminds me of that damn WIngs and their HORRIBLE blasting. YUCK!

i have a friend who lives in maui. and he said that the island itself either accepts or rejects you. I have been here long enough to know that Belize has the strength to do the same thing. I am starting to see why people talk about the gringo's coming down here wanting to change everything...but more on that another time.

in the meantime, just remember folks...slow season will be here and we will all be free from enormous people in tiny swim suits, the loud screaming all the time, and the music.

saw a couple in a Victoria House golf cart on monday night, driving like complete A&*HOLES. they were PASSING cars on FRONT street in the middle of the evening commute, they were driving all over the road all night, and even stopped at roadkill to try to steal charlie, pedros dog! a friend suggested i keep a carton of eggs in my cart for just such people....

but alas, what a conundrum...the tourism dollars are so needed on the island, but how can we do it while preserving what we have today? not likely to be done, so its best to realize you moved here during a snap shot of what it is, its always changing, and its not like it was 10 years ago already. we all move here because we like it when we came. others will move here 10 years from now when most of us are long gone as we just couldnt take it anymore!

#213880 - 11/29/06 02:21 PM Re: NE: Fake cayes being built near and for cruise ships [Re: LaraTravelBelize]  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,484
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
.
Sir Isaac Newton  Offline
I would much rather have our cruise ship visitors out on a man made caye rather than flooding AC for three hours a day (Cozumel). Thankfully that has stopped. Belize City really needs this industry. I really hope it works out for the area. There isn't a whole lot of Belize but I think enough to go around for everyone. For those not wanting visitors, check out gloversreef.com.bz

SIN


Check out my site: www.ambergriscayerealestate.net

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

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
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
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

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!!
Lil 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.
November
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
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!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 51 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics65,635
Posts466,468
Members18,955
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



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 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.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0