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Re: Ruby’s Hotel has closed, Terminal to be built #534062
12/31/18 11:52 AM
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Ruby’s Hotel - one of the older hotels in San Pedro has been sold. Hearing it was sold to the San Pedro Belize Express and that they are going to be building a dock there for their terminal.

But Ruby's Cafe will open right across from RC school. Next to Vilma Linda Plaza. The water taxi is moving there after the dock is completed..

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Re: Re: Ruby’s Hotel has closed, Terminal to be built [Re: Marty] #534068
12/31/18 09:52 PM
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Classic Old San Pedro .......... Ruby's ......... sigh.

Re: Re: Ruby’s Hotel has closed, Terminal to be built [Re: Marty] #534136
01/05/19 05:47 AM
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Ruby’s Hotel sold to San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi Company

One of Ambergris Caye’s oldest beachfront accommodations, Ruby’s Hotel, has been purchased by the San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi company. The company, headquartered in Belize City, officially took over the property in late December. According to management, the hotel is being leased by an Indian businessman for an undetermined amount of time. The acquisition of the beach property also includes a dock, and the water taxi company is expected to relocate there from its current location at the municipal dock.

The Indian businessman currently operating the hotel did not wish to comment and apparently has nothing to do with the dock turned into a water taxi terminal. The idea of having an active water taxi terminal at this location is raising concern among residents and local institutions, due to its proximity to the San Pedro Roman Catholic School. San Pedro Town has been advocating to make the island a child-friendly municipality, and the presence of such a business near a school is expected to increase traffic congestion in the area and cause for concern for student safety.

Residents are also questioning the future of the multi-million-dollar boat terminal built on the lagoon side west of downtown. The Sunset Boardwalk Terminal was designed to be the base for the water taxi carriers but has not been used to its full capacity since it was inaugurated in 2014. The main obstacle is the shallow waters leading to the terminal, which were not dredged, as suggested by residents before the construction of the facility. The construction cost $5.6 million through a loan facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank. The fact that Minister Heredia told the media that San Pedro Belize Express would relocate to Ruby’s dock instead of the terminal by the lagoon side suggests that the millions invested were a waste of money.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun


New water taxi terminal on San Pedro underused; Town Council will not sanction proposed project by San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi

The San Pedro Sunset Boardwalk and Water Taxi Terminal has been completed for over four years now. To date, however, the local water taxis are still not using the facility. The project was completed in March 2014 under the Sustainable Tourism Program (STP) and carries a price tag of over six million dollars. It saw the large scale upgrade of the Embarcadero Area on the island to include a boardwalk, an artisanal shop area and a pier for international and local water taxi terminals. The project was to also have included a football field complete with amenities. However, the terminal remains unused, with only international water taxis making their stop on the island there. Instead, the local water taxi operators are still using the municipal dock in front of the island. One operator, San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi, the largest operator on the island, has refused to use the new terminal. It has gone a step further and purchased the property known as Ruby’s Hotel on the island and plans on relocating its operations to the dock on the property. San Pedro’s Mayor, Daniel Guerrero says they are aware and will not sanction that move.

Daniel Gurrero Mayor San Pedro:That one has been going on for a while and all I know is that they are using the municipal docket at the moment just recently we heard that the company that owns San Pedro Belize Express purchased what is known as Ruby’s Hotel and they are planning to make it their terminal there and definitely the council is completely against it and we believe that they need to go to the back and we stand firm on that and that is why Government invested $7 million dollars in that project so that project needs to be used and they have to go. It is not if they want, that is the way I see it here. We have met and just recently I received an email from them from a company trying to do a huge concrete dock with different departments with a waiting room, cafeteria and the whole works and it’s a big no from the council to the front of the island and I know that my council is definitely against it.”

Mayor Guerrero says operators have their excuses for not moving to the new terminal but all that should change later this year.

Daniel Guerrero Mayor San Pedro: “They are disrespectful in a way, my thing is that they are using this excuse that it is too shallow but at any terminal you have a no dredge zone where you have to go real slow and then take off and they can do that but they just don’t want to go to the back and that’s about it but we at the council are going finalize a project to dredge that area. We had something but unfortunately the guy we were dealing with he ended his contract with the company that was going to do the dredging so it’s gone and I have to start negotiations again to see if we can dredge the other expense of the council and see if we can relocate them to the back. My first deal didn’t go through so I have to start negotiating and I really want one before. I am looking at maybe mid 2019 because I would have to have time to see how we will negotiate that and send them to the back because there is a beautiful project in the back, it’s unfortunate that they don’t want to go but it’s more excuses than anything else.”

The project was constructed with a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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