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Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: DGrefreshed] #230815
02/22/07 10:18 PM
02/22/07 10:18 PM
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San Pedro
tacogirl Offline
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Damn does this mean our coral cable might be affected as well?

Bank machines what a pain.

Thanks for posting this Marty as we do not usually keep cash on hand more than we need.

Please keep posted if anyone hears anything on this.

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Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: SP Daily] #230817
02/22/07 10:23 PM
02/22/07 10:23 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 105
belize north
DGrefreshed Offline
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No tv and no beer make homer go crazeeeee!

Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: DGrefreshed] #230830
02/23/07 09:38 AM
02/23/07 09:38 AM
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 477
San Pedro, AC
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Does strike = no service? I think strike means less service. The workers cannot legally "shut down" BTL because of a labor dispute. Now if some act of sabotage were to occur, that is something different. I suppose I am looking at this a bit more optimistically.

Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: DGrefreshed] #230831
02/23/07 09:38 AM
02/23/07 09:38 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,461
Belize City
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Deadline to strike was moved to March.

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Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: Katie Valk] #230876
02/23/07 10:05 PM
02/23/07 10:05 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,971
New Jersey & Ambergris Caye be...
KLCMAN, Thanks bud, But can you move that tab over to BC'S instead? Me likes that place more better.

Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT] #230877
02/23/07 10:20 PM
02/23/07 10:20 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 11,052
Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
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can't move the tab,right now, but ask Charlene or Ernie to let ya drink outta the special drink holder........

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Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: klcman] #230878
02/23/07 10:40 PM
02/23/07 10:40 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,971
New Jersey & Ambergris Caye be...
Will do Kerry, 5 more hours until our limo shows up grin grin Guess I should try to get some sleep tired

Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT] #230885
02/24/07 09:24 AM
02/24/07 09:24 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,240
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
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The strike deadline has moved to 10th March, and both sides are hopeful that there will be enough time to settle things.

Knckrbkr - regardless of the finer legal points, BTL workers struck (in 2005 I think) and the whole system went down. Electronics were destroyed, and fibre-optic cables were severed repeatedly. Repairs would be made and the cables would be cut again.

No 911 / no way to call police, ambulance or fire department. Yes, people did die as a result.

Repair and replacement of the big fibre-optic cables did not come cheaply - and the customers paid for that in the end.

The credit card part was very difficult for travelers. The average local person made little or no money for more than a week - not just in the tourism sector ---- it was everybody everywhere who got hurt.

For US travelers - Homeland Security requires that a manifest of passengers is faxed to the US port of entry before a plane leaves the ground in Belize. No phone - no flights.

Yes, always travel with money - real money - wherever you go. Being one day away from broke is really bad practice even "at home".

The public was angry with the total stupidity of the acts of sabotage, but sympathetic with the reason it was happening. If my memory serves me correctly, there was a full 10-day period with no phone communication with the outside world --- it was not a good thing. Hopefully the workers who did this last time saw how much they hurt their own families and their own villages by taking this route.............. Hopefully reason will prevail this time. I think it will.

Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: DGrefreshed] #230943
02/25/07 09:29 AM
02/25/07 09:29 AM
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SeeShell Offline
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I was there for the last strike and I did not have any problems with credit cards or flights. We did pay mostly with cash but we rented a cart one day and they took credit card.

Re: 3 Days Until Strike at BTL [Re: SeeShell] #230946
02/25/07 10:12 AM
02/25/07 10:12 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 3,955
Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
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When the telecommunications system is down, vendors "can" take credit cards, but if the card is maxed out or stolen, it's impossible to tell. The CC companies will hold the vendor responsible.

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
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