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Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Marty] #494142
08/01/14 05:11 PM
08/01/14 05:11 PM
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San Pedro Belize
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Just from the little improvement of gravel fill I've had an increase in drop-in business. It doubled! (from One to Two).
I'm all for the road being paved just skeptical about another politician promising improved infrastructure just before the election. Every election we get a flood of announcements about road, water, electric service, police protection and such.
The island is heavily populated with voters that are influenced by these little news items so they get results. I wonder what causes the memory loss when it's election time again and the same guys promise the same shit.

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Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Marty] #494143
08/01/14 05:28 PM
08/01/14 05:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,522
Birdland - 1 mile north
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I question who the people behind this "improvement" really are? I don't think it is any of the what we

call 'locals." At least not the thousands of working class locals.

Just my not very humble opinion but the people pushing this NEW lifestyle are mostly gringo developers who have purchased tracts of land that they want to make 'high end' and cater to people who don't want to get hot or dirty riding in golf carts. I feel like we are the heathens they see as they motor by. I have to wonder what they think "of us poor white folks sitting outside watching the world go by."

The older resorts were built by having their supplies barged to them and brought their guests by boat. Guest who were not interested in going to town every day or night. Guests who came for the peace and quiet.

Yea - yea - yea - I know all the arguments for CHANGE. I just think it is important to understand the direction all this change is taking and ask ourselves if this is what we want. Of the course the real question is "who is we?"

So, like everyone else, I've had to hedge my bets and invest in raw land way further north.

Everyday there are two traffic officers on their shiny new motorbikes going north I guess to watch traffic in the construction zone. Anyone have any first hand observation of this? They very nicely wave to me everyday.

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Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Marty] #494144
08/01/14 06:45 PM
08/01/14 06:45 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 342
San Pedro. Belize
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Some people seem to forget that the North of Ambergris Caye is part of Belize, not an exclusive domain of the expat. When "locals" cross the beach on bikes and motor cycles you complain, when the road is graded to make it easier for people to travel you complain. Well now the road is going to be paved, the first phase is 3 miles, the second phase is to take it to seven miles, then it will continue as funds are made available.
This improvement will open up the North for ALL, locals and tourists will be able to travel the North island all year round, without the pot holes and mud. Businesses will benefit and more people will be able to enjoy the North of our island.

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Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Tracker] #494145
08/01/14 06:56 PM
08/01/14 06:56 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,018
Sequim, WA & San Pedro
Loansum-Al K Offline
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"Well now the road is going to be paved, the first phase is 3 miles, the second phase is to take it to seven miles, then it will continue as funds are made available"

Where are these "funds" coming from and how long will they continue to be injected into the project?

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Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Loansum-Al K] #494147
08/01/14 08:08 PM
08/01/14 08:08 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 18
north olmsted, ohio
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Any idea on how long phases one and two will take to complete? Does this typically take years to do or is it something that can be finished in a matter of six months or so?

Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Marty] #494149
08/01/14 08:26 PM
08/01/14 08:26 PM
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Frankly, I'm looking forward to not having to worry about double sports bra for the cart ride north. smile

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Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Marty] #494150
08/01/14 08:42 PM
08/01/14 08:42 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
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Seashell........I'm with you!

Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Marty] #494154
08/01/14 10:16 PM
08/01/14 10:16 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 70
Go South Offline
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Have the politicians discussed anything about the infrastructure of this area such as sewer, water lines, ditches for drainage or bury the hydro lines before any paving takes place? If not, then yes, this is just election talk. Don't hold your breath

Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Marty] #494155
08/02/14 01:28 AM
08/02/14 01:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 136
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Is the ambulance service up and running yet? The locals will continue to have to walk to town for their jobs, shopping, etc. I give it 3 months before someone is run down by a speeding taxi.

Re: ROAD NORTH [Re: Marty] #494156
08/02/14 04:49 AM
08/02/14 04:49 AM
Joined: May 2011
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PACWest, SACSouth
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What form exactly is this paving supposed to be? Concrete? Graded rock & base? Just curious

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