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Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: J9rancher] #325319
02/25/09 01:59 PM
02/25/09 01:59 PM
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San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
Amanda Syme Offline

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The pvc pipe is potable water - not sewer.

Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: sweetjane] #325328
02/25/09 02:37 PM
02/25/09 02:37 PM
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The point is that there should be property taxes: there is not a viable society anywhere that is able to provide social services and utilities without a property tax base.

Most regular readers are very aware that I am not exactly a huge proponent of Government programs, but there are some things that cannot be handled on an individual basis, even when the "individual" is a large developer

There is a very simple way to graduate taxes that would exempt most residents of DFC housing while expecting the owner of a $1million vacation home to contribute towards the cost of the police and clean water that they would like to be able to rely upon.

In the example just questioned, the sales tax and hotel tax from South Beach would be a net gain for San Pedro, as the sewer and security will be in house expenses.

Were San Perdo able to tax, keep and allocate the revenues, Belize's cash cow would be in much better shape than it is now with Belmopan appropriating the funds

It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......
Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: pugwash] #325335
02/25/09 03:05 PM
02/25/09 03:05 PM
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bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline
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and for the most part, pug, i agree. it is the last sentence that is the snag. i cannot imagine the GOB finding a reason to not keep the tax funds.

so, still wondering how the above mentioned stuff WILL be paid for. questions still not addressed.....

Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: Amanda Syme] #325341
02/25/09 03:32 PM
02/25/09 03:32 PM
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Sequim, WA & San Pedro
Loansum-Al K Offline
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So are there several septic systems on sight....and if so where are the drain fields......the place is surrounded by water.

I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: sweetjane] #325344
02/25/09 03:37 PM
02/25/09 03:37 PM
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Leah-Ann Offline
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Many things "should be." However, the lack of an appropriate tax base should not be deemed free license to maximize profit irrespective of the cost to the environment or the other island residents.
Recently I was present during a conversation where a Reef Village purchaser was asked about information that RV's sewer/septic system was built improperly and was leaking. Not only was there not a direct response to the inquiry, there didn't seem to be any concern at all on the part of the purchaser.
The prevalence of such improvident, myopic thinking will eventually destroy Ambergris Caye.

I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?
Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: Leah-Ann] #325352
02/25/09 04:34 PM
02/25/09 04:34 PM
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Posts: 842
San Pedro
pamkillen Offline
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This is the first I heard of the hospital plan associated with Reef Village or South Beach. I don't know whether to laugh or cry it is so insane.
As to the sewer, there is no sewer on the north of the river and I still do not know where RV's sewer bed is.

Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: Amanda Syme] #325364
02/25/09 05:48 PM
02/25/09 05:48 PM
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J9rancher Offline
J9rancher  Offline
News to me but I am not surprised. I'll just add it to my list.

Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: pamkillen] #325366
02/25/09 05:59 PM
02/25/09 05:59 PM
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J9rancher Offline
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Aren't you the nurse? No it was a fine plan. Aesthetics, plastic surgeons from the US supporting outpatient and limited inpatient services- the later is what I do. It has been done in Costa Rica. We even talked about connecting it to the casino for an additional revenue stream. Limitations in health care funding in Belize are certainly obvious but with say 8-10k in North American residents present at any time in South Beach it was doable and the local population would have benefited. However, I can't work with Pierce and I don't think the project should even be built now that I know more about the Caye.

Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: J9rancher] #325427
02/26/09 08:11 AM
02/26/09 08:11 AM
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bucks county, PA
sweetjane Offline
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so, if i got this right, he was gonna build this thing, attached to the casino, so that rich US tourists could come down & get a quick nose n boob job while recuperating at the 'cass-ee-nah'?? utilizing US doctors & plastic surgeons?? (bz-in-us, you hearing that??) increase by '8-10K north americans at any time'? again, how is the infrastructure supporting those numbers???

Re: Over 100 workers of South Beach protest [Re: sweetjane] #325435
02/26/09 09:11 AM
02/26/09 09:11 AM
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Mississippi, USA
Belize-N-Us Offline
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I'm reading. Just been quiet. I've beat this dead horse enough.

As long as they do it for free in a government hospital or clinic then they can get their "volunteer" Belize medical license, otherwise; lot's of luck.

But if they get their "private practice" Belize medical license then I'll also be able to get mine so I say KEEP TRYING!

5 more years to go before we make a change of some type. We want that change to be moving to and being able to work in my own "private" clinic on AC.

Time will tell if we can pull it off or not.

Last edited by Belize-N-Us; 02/26/09 09:21 AM.

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