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#455095 - 01/12/13 11:06 PM Government policy change????????  
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Caribbean Island Medical Practice Clinic Pharmacy And Property For Sale

San Pedro, Belize
$1,200,000
(Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included)


Sales revenue:0 - $500k Cash flow:0 - $250k
Business description

15 year medical practice of internal medicine and gastroenterology. 100 meters from Caribbean, 400 meters from second largest barrier reef in the world. Diving mecca of the hemisphere. Island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Property consists of 2 houses, 2 apartments on large lot across from Belize Yacht Club. Main house built in 2005 is 3 stories with large observation sun deck above roof. 360 degree view of the island, Caribbean, and reef. Property has the best tropical garden on the island. Flamebouyant, coconut, mango, avacado, sea grape, palms, papaya, and banana set among large assortment of tropical plants. Front house (single floor) houses Medical clinic and pharmacy. Total approximately 6,400 sq. ft. under roof with 4,700 livable space. All structures concrete. Main house has hurricane protected roof joists, ceramic hurricane roof tiles rated to 150 mph. 33 windows in top two floors of main house protected with roll-down hurricane protection. All windows of complex have aluminum burgler bar grids. City water, electric, sewer, internet, phone, and cable TV. Complex has 50 windows, 14 entry doors, 5 bathrooms, 8 air conditioners. Perfect for medical professional who wishes to practice in a tropical paradise setting or anyone who would want excellant rental property. Low property taxes, great air service to international airport. Owner retiring..

This ad implies that a non-belizean doctor can buy / operate this private clinic in Belize. Has the Belizean government changed it's stance on private practice medical licensure for "non-belizean" doctors? I repeatedly tried to get a private practice license in Belize but was only able to get a volunteer license. I am board certified and have no licensure issues here in the US.

Misleading advertising or government policy change?



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#455100 - 01/12/13 11:40 PM Re: Government policy change???????? [Re: Belize-N-Us]  
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Too bad you're not Cuban. Seriously. This is a damn shame, but that's the GOB. I wish you the best in selling your practice and beautiful property. God speed.

#455105 - 01/13/13 12:02 AM Re: Government policy change???????? [Re: Belize-N-Us]  
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I learn that my doctor (Dr. Lerida) is retiring by reading it here?
She has been a very good doctor to me.


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#455130 - 01/13/13 01:28 PM Re: Government policy change???????? [Re: Belize-N-Us]  
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DR. Lerida cannot be replaced.....From House Calls to humorous bedside manner.....She is by far the best Physician I have ever met.....Sorry to my Doctor friends.....However, Dr. Lerida has been so good with every little and lately BIG ailment I've had.....I know you have to go Doc I just don't want you to....Lots of Love from the Horton's


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#455139 - 01/13/13 05:26 PM Re: Government policy change???????? [Re: Judyann H.]  
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It would be interesting to know if a US doc would be able to obtain licensure here now (perhaps Dr. Lerida would be able to assist?). As a FT resident on the Island for 5 yrs, I am not as impressed with the skill of the Physicians here or in the city.... The dentists, however, are well trained.

#455207 - 01/14/13 05:56 PM Re: Government policy change???????? [Re: SnoopysMom]  
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As far as I'm aware there has been no change in the GOB's stance on letting US docs have a private practice license in Belize.

I can come volunteer in a government run clinic but I cannot open my own clinic there.

I've worked on this issue for years with no progress and I had "connected" locals helping me as well.


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#455209 - 01/14/13 06:02 PM Re: Government policy change???????? [Re: Belize-N-Us]  
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A person responding through the ad trying to sell the clinic basically stated that I could first become a Belize citizen then get my private practice license.

I'm not sure that would work but it's not an option for me since getting a Belizean citizenship requires living there for a year. A year without any income isn't an option for me in the near future.


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#455210 - 01/14/13 06:08 PM Re: Government policy change???????? [Re: Belize-N-Us]  
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Originally Posted by Belize-N-Us
A person responding through the ad trying to sell the clinic basically stated that I could first become a Belize citizen then get my private practice license.

I'm not sure that would work but it's not an option for me since getting a Belizean citizenship requires living there for a year. A year without any income isn't an option for me in the near future.

Wait a minute, you're a doctor for christ sakes, yer filthy rich! Move down, pay cash for the clinc and work for free 16 hours a day till you get the Belize status you need, then your set and ready to go. grin

Ernie says he would help too!

Last edited by champion; 01/14/13 06:10 PM.

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#455218 - 01/14/13 08:43 PM Re: Government policy change???????? [Re: Belize-N-Us]  
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Originally Posted by Belize-N-Us

I'm not sure that would work but it's not an option for me since getting a Belizean citizenship requires living there for a year. A year without any income isn't an option for me in the near future.


Actually, you can only get your Permanent Residency after being in Belize for a year. Citizenship requires five years!


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#455219 - 01/14/13 08:53 PM Re: Government policy change???????? [Re: Belize-N-Us]  

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Originally Posted by Belize-N-Us
A person responding through the ad trying to sell the clinic basically stated that I could first become a Belize citizen then get my private practice license.

I'm not sure that would work but it's not an option for me since getting a Belizean citizenship requires living there for a year. A year without any income isn't an option for me in the near future.

Permanent Residency (PR)...which allows for working without a permit...is one year in country plus processing time, Citizenship requires 5 years. Optionally one can purchase a work permit...in this case probably US$2K which would allow working while gaining time towards PR.

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