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General Strike #96148
01/20/05 01:31 PM
01/20/05 01:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,035
Pedro1 Offline OP
Pedro1  Offline OP
well here I am in Paradise(?) with no water or sewage -it is rumoured that the electricity will be off at three o'clock this afternoon-the unions are calling for a strike of all unionised personnel-this has come about because of higher taxes.the lowering of the income tax threshold/higher duties on beer wine and liquor/sales tax in creases etc. etc.-The British embassy has called me advising me to stay away from belize City as they are expecting the odd riot-maybe this will keep the cruise boat people away!

Re: General Strike #96149
01/20/05 02:24 PM
01/20/05 02:24 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 161
Indianapolis, IN
atomicindy Offline
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Whatever it takes to keep out the cuise ship people is worth it. Just wish they could find a better way to do it.

Re: General Strike #96150
01/20/05 09:13 PM
01/20/05 09:13 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 124
San Pedro, Belize
dolphin Offline
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Anyone that has been in San Pedro for five years can survive without any utilities. We are used to not depending on most of them. By the way, isn't it amazing that over the last year or so, we have not had them cut off so often?

Just met four cruise tourists in Belize City yesterday. They were not impressed with Belize. How could they be after only seeing the city. I think thousands of people will go home NEVER to return after being on a cruise here.

I know the cruise industry is not good for San Pedro, but does anyone realize it is not good for Belize either?

Re: General Strike #96151
01/20/05 09:58 PM
01/20/05 09:58 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 119
Connecticut, USA
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I hesitate to even admit that my first exposure to Belize was on a cruise ship a year ago. We did not go into Belize City that day, but instead took a trip to the reef.
As A result of that 6 hour trip, we just returned from a 12 day trip to the Cayo and AC and fell inlove with every inch we covered, including the Fort George area in Belize City. A cruise ship brought us there and we will be back! We still have the North and South to explore and we will never get enough of AC.

Re: General Strike #96152
01/20/05 10:05 PM
01/20/05 10:05 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,262
St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
Laguna Punta Offline
Laguna Punta  Offline
...there you go.

Gone fishing!!
Re: General Strike #96153
01/21/05 01:59 AM
01/21/05 01:59 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,656
Maui, Hawaii USA
denverdan Offline
denverdan  Offline
we got one...

Re: General Strike #96154
01/21/05 02:38 AM
01/21/05 02:38 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,656
Maui, Hawaii USA
denverdan Offline
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Sorry, I guess what I said above may have been insensitive to the residents of Belize, but I was thinking tourism when I wrote the above. IMHO, they will still come.

Re: General Strike #96155
01/21/05 02:54 AM
01/21/05 02:54 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,656
Maui, Hawaii USA
denverdan Offline
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And... although I'm not a resident in Belize, I'm still PUP all the way and sorry somehow it's not working.

Re: General Strike #96156
01/21/05 01:07 PM
01/21/05 01:07 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 1,191
San Pedro Town
Chris Offline
Chris  Offline
How interesting....I support a football (soccer) team in London, England. They play in blue and white. They have done nothing for me personally, but still I am a fanatic and loyal fan of them. But, I CAN say that they have not stolen from me or my friends and family.

The same cannot be said of the thieving crooks who are in charge of the government and who happen to be PUP. I voted for them at the last election. My loyalty is not so blind when it comes to politics and crime, especially when it is practiced with such a nasty contempt for the people of Belize who now have to pay for the "Usual Suspect's" incredible greed. There has to be a way to lock these guys up after they're voted out. Unfortunately I think what will actually happen is they will be given a free pass out of the country.

Re: General Strike #96157
01/21/05 01:11 PM
01/21/05 01:11 PM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 915
San Antonio TX and Seine Bight...
ckocian Offline
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I'm sure they already have one foot in Houston or Miami. mad

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