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Re: How Did Grand Belizean Estates Acquire It's Prime Land? [Re: Marty] #508833
11/04/15 04:20 PM
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Yes, I agree but that's progress. It will heal in time. I sure people didn't like it when you built your property. We just have to live with it!

Re: How Did Grand Belizean Estates Acquire It's Prime Land? [Re: Marty] #508840
11/04/15 06:29 PM
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Larrypied, no one faults the people who bought and are building. The sins are on the government and land-speculators in cahoots with them. I have great empathy for the pioneering folks in GBE forging a home in an adverse conditions. In 1986 they said I wouldn't last a week with the heat and mosquito, having no water, electricity or even a road to my project. Building a home for myself in that little coconut grove against all the obstacles was the most rewarding experience of my life and I suppose the GBE people will have a rich experience as well. Next time your in the diveshop I'll tell you the real story behind 'How Grand Belize Estates Was Acquired'. It's a tale of government screwing the developer and developer screwing the government and Hereada's name never comes up.


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Re: How Did Grand Belizean Estates Acquire It's Prime Land? [Re: Marty] #508874
11/05/15 06:12 AM
11/05/15 06:12 AM
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Ragman , the pipe that was along the road by the beach for so long was used by the dredge to pump the sand in for the first stretch of road from the beach to the corner.

Re: How Did Grand Belizean Estates Acquire It's Prime Land? [Re: Edwardo] #508878
11/05/15 07:28 AM
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That may very well be. You live right near there if I remember correctly so you would know better than I. Still it gave the impression of progress on water/sewer. I didn't hear the sales pitch so I can't say with certainty what was promised. However I did talk to a few of the buyers and for once I bit my lip and kept my thoughts to myself. The few I talked to seemed to be a little na´ve on how long it would take for infrastructure improvements and didn't seem to have thought of some of the problems with building back there. Again I'm only talking about GBE and not the Coastal lots which are much nicer and might warrant the effort and expense involved.

I'll speculate that the buyers were dreaming about their piece of the pie in paradise but were very short on funds; what the actual costs and hardships would be. The world needs dreamers and I didn't want to inject my practical thoughts to them after the fact. In at lease one case they bought the property sight unseen. I do wish them good luck but it maybe many years before this development is viable.


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Re: How Did Grand Belizean Estates Acquire It's Prime Land? [Re: ragman] #508891
11/05/15 04:19 PM
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One nice thing is the new road. I drove up there in a cart about two years ago. It took almost an hour. Now when the road is finished I bet I could do it in 20 minutes or less. 10 in a taxi!

Re: How Did Grand Belizean Estates Acquire It's Prime Land? [Re: Marty] #508905
11/06/15 06:38 AM
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I Have beachfront on the west side , not sure what is or was the lure of GBE.

Re: How Did Grand Belizean Estates Acquire It's Prime Land? [Re: Marty] #508906
11/06/15 06:39 AM
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Once it was peaceful . Now over run with locals who leave their trash everywhere .

Re: How Did Grand Belizean Estates Acquire It's Prime Land? [Re: Marty] #508958
11/08/15 04:32 AM
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I hate to hear that since my spot is right next to yours Ed, but I'd like to think they'd cut that out for the most part once you and I move onto our land. Maybe wishful thinking, but we'll see.


Brett
Counting the days until I retire...

Re: How Did Grand Belizean Estates Acquire It's Prime Land? [Re: Marty] #508969
11/08/15 11:21 AM
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Littering is everywhere. I don't understand why people can't use trash bins. Hell, they are everywhere in my city, but I still see people just throw it out the window, throw it on the street, whatever. I will, and always will pick up behind them. It's not my responsibility, but if they don't know any better then I will help them out. My motto is don't shit in your own mess-kit!!!

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