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The Truth about Obtaining Work Permits? #27445
09/21/00 11:25 AM
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Hi, I'm hoping someone can shed some light on the work permit situation for me..I've been given mixed messages, are they hard to obtain? Or a simple procedure? As you may or may not know, Consolidated Water of Grand Cayman, has purchased Seatec Belize (the Water Supply Company on Amergris). I'm trying to see how hard it will be to get a permit for staff...I'd appreciate your imput..How long, types of jobs that can get permits, etc etc

Re: The Truth about Obtaining Work Permits? #27446
09/21/00 11:55 AM
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I'll tell you...but you have to PROMISE...IN WRITING.....to give us cheaper rates!
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Re: The Truth about Obtaining Work Permits? #27447
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I'll see what I can do [Linked Image] I'm just an engineer but you see, the higher the water demand, the more we can make and its cheaper to make larger volumes..so tell everyone to hook up to the water system so we can use more water and prices will drop.. from my understanding only 1 in 3 are connected..If we can get the big users, hotels etc online we'll get the volumes up!!! Keep in mind that on some of the islands in the Bahamas they are paying in the vicinty of $18-20 US per 1000 gal...I'll do my best..

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Keep in mind that we don't set the water rates, we are selling water to the Goverment, who in turn, sells the water to you..so,ultimately its up to them. But from what I currently understand, they aren't making any money in Ambergris at this point...couldn't tell you why, maybe the distribution system has a lot of leaks? Maybe they need to restructure the rates; commerical companies have a higher rate than the residents etc...we have that in Cayman...

Re: The Truth about Obtaining Work Permits? #27449
09/21/00 12:21 PM
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Well..I hope things improve once your company gets settled in. A lot of people here are fortunate enough to have good wells. Si, I don't see them connecting unless they run dry...LOL

It will be interesting to see how things change. When is the transition going to take place?

As far as work permits for staff from a company....I'm not sure about that.

There may be special provisions since you are coming here as a utility service for the general public.

Lan would be the one to ask about that that. He is very good with facts and figures.
I'm sure he will answer here....but you can visit his website at: http://www.turq.com/belizefirst/

Look under immigration.

Hope this helps!

Re: The Truth about Obtaining Work Permits? #27450
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Thanks for the info!

Well water is economical but can pose problems with corrosion of pipes, water heaters and connections due to the aggressive nature of well water. Additionally, they need to be closely monitored as they are easily contaminated by pesticides, herbicides and numerous other contaminents such as lead etc.

The other aspects are taste, odor and clarity. This does effect tourism as North Americans expect and only trust water that tastes like bottled water and is free of particles.

Many residents of cayman connected to the water system as a backup for the wells and many have completely converted or 1/2 converted where they use our water for the kitchen & laundry and the bathrooms remain on the well.Its all personal preference.

In Cayman we own everything from water production down to the pipe in the ground and the meters at the homes...We have a completely reliable system and supply roughly 1.8 million gallons of water per day with a 4.5% line loss...I believe its close to 20% in Ambergris..who do you really think pays for this loss?? In Ambergris we only operate the plant so far but would not be adverse to becoming more involved with the entire operation...time will tell..

A few of our staff have visited Ambergris and return with the statement that Ambergris is Grand Cayman 15-20 years ago..I hope we can play a part in the growth and development!

Re: The Truth about Obtaining Work Permits? #27451
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So Sandshaker, just realized that you are with the resort on North Ambergris, what will you do for water up there? FYI we are looking at doing something up there in the future as the Hyatt & Rosewood hotels will require water...Utilities are one of the things that maintenance fees cover right? [Linked Image]

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The truth is out there.

Re: The Truth about Obtaining Work Permits? #27453
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Belizewater, you can get a some info here on this board, but. You definitely need to
retain an Attorney, in San Pedro or Belize City, is my thought.


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Re: The Truth about Obtaining Work Permits? #27454
09/21/00 03:19 PM
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LMAO....BelizeWaters...you and I need to talk! [Linked Image]

You found me out....yes..I have a vested interest in you and your company!

No good wells found yet....still digging.
Plan for now is a combination of Rain catchment and rev. Os.

When will you be coming here?

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