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Bomba’s New Pier #253448
10/19/07 10:33 AM
10/19/07 10:33 AM
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Bomba’s New Pier- a Port in the Storm

Belize City, Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Secluded Bomba Village nestled in the rustic Belize Rural North is the home base for woodcarvers and traditional artisans. The picturesque village is strategically situated on the Northern River, only three miles from the Caribbean Sea. Bomba is a quick, 10-mile, 35 to 40 minute skiff ride from the tourist hot-spot San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
During the Hurricane Dean scare in the last week of August, 18 pleasure crafts from San Pedro docked at the Bomba piers for safe harbor. Unfortunately the river in rainy season rises four feet and the three piers were under water.

Directly after the Hurricane Dean threat blew past, Belize Rural North Standard Bearer Earl “Bob Rancho” Perez liaised with the village council to solve the pier problem. A new, sturdy pier was decided upon as the solution. Plans were drawn up, bids went out and a construction firm hired. And Belize Tourist Board footed the bill. By the time Hurricane Felix threatened to descend on Belize in early September the pilings were in place. Before Celebrations started the 150 foot long, 8 foot wide dock was completed.

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Tourists boarding launch to San Pedro

The dock is centrally located and easily assessable to the entire village. And of significant importance is the dock is not flooded in the wet season.

Bomba is the gateway from San Pedro based tourists to get to the nearby Altun Ha Mayan Ruins. Boatloads of tourists pass through Bomba on their way to the ruins.

The Bomba dock is a prime example of BTB (central government) and the local community working hand in hand for the benefit of Belizeans.

Live and let live
Re: Bomba’s New Pier [Re: Short] #253450
10/19/07 10:36 AM
10/19/07 10:36 AM
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Yay! Much needed. smile

I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?
Re: Bomba’s New Pier [Re: Leah-Ann] #255789
11/07/07 12:16 PM
11/07/07 12:16 PM
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To Whom it may concern:
We the Village Council of Bomba is hearby notifying all boat owners and boat operators that a docking fee will be enforced starting 1st November, 2007 The fees is $10.00 per boat to park for the day.

Thanks for cooperating with the council we are looking forward to working with you.

Your Resectfully,

Ms.Margarita Villanueva
Acting Chairperson
Bomba Village

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