Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Election day ??? #263433
01/18/08 09:45 AM
01/18/08 09:45 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 17
godinski Offline OP
godinski  Offline OP
I was reading today's san pedro daily
And there is a story regarding election day. I am flying into san pedro on 2/7/08(election day) and I'm wondering what to expect of the election. I read that the police will stop the sale of liquour which concerns me some, cause after a long flight, it would be nice to have a cold beer. Also wondering if there is anything else I should be aware of. Is there a lot of political tension in belize now? I'd guess even if there was that AC would be pretty laid back about it. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

I hope everyone's having a wonderful day - I know mined be better if I was in AC.


Re: Election day ??? [Re: godinski] #263445
01/18/08 10:29 AM
01/18/08 10:29 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,924
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
Amanda Syme Offline

Amanda Syme  Offline
I wouldn't worry about arriving on election day. For the most part it should be peaceful and exciting. There will definitely be small pockets of more heated groups of supporters, mainly limited to party headquarters and town halls etc.

I believe the ban on liquor sales in only during the hours that the polling stations are open. They usually open from around 8 am through 6 pm (I'll see if I can find out.) So technically you can probably get an evening cocktail. If you drink liquor maybe you should buy a bottle in the duty free shops and then you can definitely buy mixers here in Belize.

Also some of the resorts that have private bars may be able to sell you drinks if you are discrete.

There are few voters in Belize so the results usually come in during the night. Everything should be over by morning and folks will get back to the business of making money and serving our visitors.

Re: Election day ??? [Re: Amanda Syme] #264573
01/26/08 07:33 PM
01/26/08 07:33 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,046
San Pedro
BrusselSprout Offline
BrusselSprout  Offline
I've heard no liquor all day...until midnight...

Re: Election day ??? [Re: BrusselSprout] #264576
01/26/08 10:45 PM
01/26/08 10:45 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 8,868
SP Daily Offline
SP Daily  Offline
Usually till 6PM..

Re: Election day ??? [Re: SP Daily] #264637
01/27/08 05:15 PM
01/27/08 05:15 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 297
San Diego, CA
Mikeywaz Offline
Mikeywaz  Offline
Would a liquor ban also affect the day trip boats? Would hate to go snorkeling without some rum punch! :-)


Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
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!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
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.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
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.
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!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 128 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory 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 7.7.1