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Amazing blog post from San Pedro Scoop. And we know they were not paid for this review

Beachfront Bargain: A Look at Caribbean Villas Hotel on Ambergris Caye

Proof that Mahogany Bay and Beach Club in San Pedro Belize tells Porky Pies

Porky Pies is rhyming Cockney slang for ……………………..

If you read this screen shot from Hotels.com it clearly states that this resort is on the beach-what a crock -this resort is by the sewage ponds and nowhere near a beach-they also say there is a shuttle to a beach-surely this is going to confuse guests coming to the island. The AD says that if people have a bad experience they tell a 100 people -if they have a great experience they tell 5-

How have the Hilton Curio Group been bedazzled by this crew.

 

Crime Level Drops In San Pedro Belize

Figures shortly to be published will show that the crime figures for Ambergris Caye have dropped yet again. This is due ,in no small part,toe leadership of Superintendent Jemot who has shown able leadership to his officers who have learned to earn the respect of the general public.

A big round of applause from the AD.

Ladies Night @ Pedro’s Hotel Dec. 6 2017 San Pedro Belize

Yeta gain it is Ladies Night and the music will be provided by DJ Debbie and DJ Dev-a good night will be had by all and the music will continue until the wee hours.

Hotels Reporting surge in Bookings in San Pedro for the High Season Dec 15-April 15

Banyan Bay,Ramon’s,Caribbean Villas Hotel and Portofino to name just a few are reporting stellar booking and enquiries for the high season which is partly due to the devastation of other parts of caribbean by the hurricanes of last year.

This is Belize’s chance to welcome our new arrivals and make sure that they have great experiences,which will keep our tourism figures keep going on an upward spiral.

Update on Polyclinic Fundraiser on December 10 at Caribbean Villas Hotel ,San Pedro, Belize

Sunday december 10th is the most important day for the Polyclinic staff as the huge fundraiser which is being held at Caribbean Villas Hotel from 11.30 am. The auction for week stays at the premier hotels on San Pedro and best restaurants-a list of all available items to bid on will be published tomorrow or tuesday. Raffles with great prizes,Tombola etc.

There will be kids sack races with prizes and a load of other games all run by the Rotary Club of San Pedro. Live tv and radio will be run by Aiden and David-DJ Debbie providing music.

Chicken bar-b-ques provided by CVH all monies for this going to go to Polyclinic-we are hoping to sell over 400 but that is up to the support of the local community-the more people who come the bigger the donation to the Polyclinic.

Donations from people who cannot attend will be gratefully accepted at Caribbean Villas Hotel or on the go fund me page. The largest donation so far is 1500 bzd from an un-named island resident.

It is rumored that the ambergris daily (a resident of Indianna) will put in an appearance.

An Appeal(Polyclinic) to all Hotels and Businesses on San Pedro,Belize

The Polyclinic fundraiser that is being held at Caribbean Villas on sunday december 10 is in urgent need of prizes from rooms from the hotels to gift certificates from restaurants and local businesses-simply call Carla Escalante at CVH on 226-2715 and ask her how you can help, For the general populace a cash donation will be very much appreciated.

Remember we want to be able to give a 1000bzd to the local medical personnel to help them have a better xmas than they would have expected. The balance will in part go to the purchase of the much needed incinerator and to replenish the funds of the San Pedro Animal Foundation.

The Ambergris Daily says that the more help that is given the easier it will be to achieve the 60k bzd that is the hoped for total.

Rumors on Mahogany Bay receiving 100 Golf Carts

Members of the San Pedro community are appalled at the rumors that Mahogany Bay a Curio Hilton Resort based by the sewage ponds in San Pedro have somehow managed to acquire permits for a 100 golf carts.

Readers and residents have been told there is a moratorium on golf carts coming to the island (well we can see this is not actually working) but a 100 golf carts to a hotel(?)that has yet to open has managed to do what no other resort has been able to do is unbelievable and when proved true is very sad for the dynamics of the island. According to a source that works in MB is that they are also coming in tax free.If this is true where is the benefit for Belize as no taxes will be paid on the vehicles,these will add to the traffic problems in San Pedro. Also if the hotel does not operate they can sell these for a surcharge as they will have the all important permit attached to the sale.

It may time that the government and their various agencies start looking at the complex dealings of Mahogany Bay.

What are Curio Hilton’s Standards for Hotels Worldwide and Mahogany Bay,Belize in Particular

The AD has to go back to Mahogany Bay which according the powers to be is a Standard Bearer for the Hilton Curio Hotel chain. The AD has to ask them the following questions.

  1. Why did the self employed IT engineer walk-out when he tried to follow the Hilton Hotel chain guidelines on IT,and was informed that it was too expensive to comply, and just to do the cheapest job possible-apparently he was not prepared to risk his reputation on shoddy work.
  2. Why is there no sound-proofing between the walls of the various units-it is understood that a conversation can be heard in adjoining rooms as if there is no wall in place.
  3. Only one swimming pool for up to 400 guests and monthly pool passes are available to the general public.
  4.  Is everyone happy with the security plans as it is a big resort and the self-employed security expert walked out,and was heard to say the Hilton Curio chain was going to pull out of their deal
  5. On top of hotel tax(9%)there is a mandatory charge of 13% which is a colossal amount-this is to pay for internet and the staff.
  6. Mahogany Bay has the most expensive rates in the country-let’s see what they provide-no views except views of dirty canals and sewage ponds and mangroves in the distance-noise from the heavy earth moving equipment that keeps making land out of the sludge that is being dug up. No breeze,no views of the reef which at their pricing a customer would expect to be on it-no beach except for a 20 minute boat ride away.
  7. No foundations which in a hurricane zone is a normal precaution to take A good strong wind could possibly lead to a fair amount of destruction.
  8. The way the wind generally blows (east to west) so if there is a fire at the start of one of these fingers no-one will be able to stop the fire as it will race through the buildings like a knife through melted butter.
  9. Work permits so many foreigners have worked there and without a doubt not all have had work permits-some were overheard to say that they were being looked after by connected people.
  10. Loan(s) from social security-while Mahogany Bay are saying how great they are for the people,and the country of Belize-they are using the peoples monies to build their wooden shacks-the claims are every building is sold at vast amounts of monies -where has all that money gone and surely some of that should come back into the country,and therefore why would they need to borrow from the Belizean people-also it would be a good thing to publicize the amount of all outstanding loans as the money belongs to the Belizean people.
  11. For all the town houses that have been reputedly sold not one title deed has been issued,and they started getting full payments over three years ago, and blaming the lands dept and the government for not issuing them is incorrect.
  12. Stamp duty has on a real estate sales has risen in november from 5-8% -a significant rise and all the people who paid in full before november should have had their taxes paid at the lower rate-as no titles have been issued or possibly not applied or paid for .The investors now have to pay the extra 3% which in some cases amount to in excess of 15,000usd – a lot of money for non-income producing property.
  13. Non-dislosure contract-threatening people with jail -threatening foreigners that they can be thrown out of the country-where do they think we are Saudi Arabia.
  14. Jim Jones sold 113 unfortunate people his Kool Aid -The AD wonders how many people have fallen for the equivalent in Belize.

Rumours of a Sushi Challenge in San Pedro Belize

Overheard in Tsunami Sushi that a challenge to the other two sushi restaurants has or will be issued shortly, As far as the Ambergris Daily the idea is that “the Blue Water Grill” and “Jyoto Sushi” and “Tsunami Sushi” will all make and invited guest will have a vote-each side will be allowed 5 tasters but obviously as no-one has take up this challenge indeed it may not yet have been issued but the rules would ,presumably,be agreed by all three participating parties.

The AD thinks this will be a lot of fun and it should be a yearly event.

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