Come on down and enjoy the rock styling’s of Pedro’s House Band at Pedro’s Inn tonight. The boys kick off at 8:00 pm and will be rocking the house until 11 or so. They are a great band so come check them out.
Gino has spent many years in San Pedro living on a major diet of Rum and Pot. He has lived off people because with his lifestyle – on his massive amount of $600 Bz earned a week as a musician – in no way could cover the cost of his lifestyle in San Pedro. He usually appeared as a nice guy, and everyone told him how clever he was and what a great musician he was. And to be fair when he’s not drunk or stoned, he does actually play some good sets. Pedro’s Inn actually used him every Friday for 18 months, even though there were a number of instances of him falling asleep at the bar 20 minutes before a set, but even then he usually somehow managed to struggle through his work. He managed to have an illegitimate child with a poor local girl from Maskall on the mainland (just to see if he could have a baby he has been overheard boasting in bars when drinking) – which he currently pays nothing in child support at all for.
He lived with a number of people who made him a high priced gigolo, because he never had money of his own. After years of acting in this manner he met Alexandra Boiton, who has 2 delightful twins from a previous marriage, and whom he had become friends with for a number of months before they decided to move in together. It was a big jump for his lifestyle to start to help look after the delightful twins who were 3 years old at the time, but he then became insanely jealous and late last year threw Alex and the kids out of their joint apartment, situated near Victoria House. After this event, Alex moved into her own apartment, and after a time stupidly carried on seeing Gino occasionally.
During one of their brief sojourns Alex became pregnant, and Gino promptly left the island dumping all his gear at her apartment and promising to help her get through this unfortunate incident. Of course, no help came and then the denials started to come. Given the circumstances Alex did go ahead with the abortion with no support from Gino. Gino then started posting on various Facebook pages that she had stolen his stuff. Just yesterday Gino hacked into her email and Facebook accounts, stating all types of lies and imitating her. How dare anyone go on the internet and do that sort of thing – it’s really disgusting, and say that it could be someone else’s baby when it only could have been his. In our opinion if you dump your stuff on someone and then treat them this appallingly what real rights to do you have?
Gino is a child in a man’s body. He hasn’t grown and just flops from one relationship to another and treats people badly along the way. How dare he treat someone so badly who was in urgent need of money to have the abortion of his baby, then go on Crime Stoppers on Facebook and accuse her of being a criminal and then hack into her Facebook account and continue with the lies as if it were her posting.
For those that know Alex, she is incredibly hard-working, she is a wonderful mother and always puts her children first. Her reputation is being ruined by nothing more than a cheap gigolo who has committed far more crimes than he has accused Alex of. Only the most desperate type of woman should go anywhere near him now that we know his real character.
The AD’s advice to Gino is – we’ve had enough of your shit. Stay away and try to lead a useful life. Smoking tons of pot and drinking huge amounts of rum does not make a 40 year old man very attractive.
One night only! Come on down to Pedro’s Sports Bar on Friday May 3rd for a very special performance by the Midtown Violets – all the way from Nashville Tennesee! Karen Waldrup and Ashlee K Thomas, who make up the Midtown Violets, are on Ambergris Caye for a few days only as part of their “Spring in the South” Tour – so don’t miss you opportunity to see them perform. It’s going to be a great night – don’t miss it!
Amazingly the worker who worked for Island Club Resorts who was underpaid by law and who complained to the labour board was rounded up by the Immigration Department and is on his way back to his native country.Strange that they had to wait till he was relieved of his position and then shipped out and would therefore be unable to go to court to plead his case against his former employers.
Amazingly he and many like him were employed for a period of 6 months and these people were not paid for their final month receiving a letter from the Island Club Management (attached) thanking him for his work,and that he would be re-employed when “high season” returns-by law hew should have been paid his holidays,overtime etc.
The Ambergris Daily has received many letters of support from its readers and some have implied that certain people could be guilty of human trafficking as there is no doubt that people have been lied to (promises of work permits and real wages)-will anything happen or will it all be brushed under the table-who knows.
After months of rehersing, Pedro’s House Band will be debuting tonight live at Pedro’s Inn. They will be playing a medley of Rock and Roll hits from the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s at 00′s. Come on down to witness the historic debut of these future Rock Legends!
It’s hot and sticky here in San Pedro – although there is a nice breeze blowing. I plan on spending most of the day napping in the office of the hotel, as is my custom.
It appears that up to 20 people have been employed by the Home Owner’s, who have not had the correct accreditation. Many of the security guards were from Guatemala and were operating on visitor’s visa’s which is against the laws of Belize. The guards and others were having social security withdrawn from their wages, and were working 72 hours per week and not getting paid any overtime. This is also against the laws of Belize, as workers must be paid overtime after 45 hours worked in a week.
It is believed that the BYC had up to 55 employees during the last few months, and yet only a few of the employees were registered with the Social Security Board, although it is believed that every employee had Social Security deducted from their pay. It is also understood that the BYC has not paid Social Security for February or March.
The Home Owner’s are in a quandary because they feel that this is not their fault, but as they hired the management company (Island Resorts) to run their properties it appears that they are liable for huge fines, as ultimately they are responsible.
It is understood that the Social Security Board and Immigration Departments are investigating the goings on and shenanigans that have been happening at BYC,
I remember once looking into buying a unit at BYC only to find out the spray used to control the termites (a big problem) was worse than the termites. The spray used in the buildings and one the grounds is a nuero-carcinogen that is banned in the United States and most of the rest of the world. I can only image how unhealthy that is to breathe continually. I have never been impressed by Sergio or the yacht club management.
I believe during our stay at the BYC the maintenance personal were there everyday fixing something. Unplugging drains, fixing pipes, air conditioning.. this place is a polished money grab. You can do better.
As usual the BYC and Island Resorts are continuing to make their owners feel like second class citizens with half truths, and outright lies they continue to bamboozle the BTB who had through the auspices of the Hon. Manuel Heredia a private meeting with the Torres family and as yet nothing has changed.
Guests of owners are not allowed to visit,kids,of owners, are not allowed to play on the grounds,the swimming pool has no water, and yet the owners of the common grounds which is headed up by the Torres and the legion of their private bodyguards continue to put one finger up to the poor owners. They say we own the government and we can do what we like. We get casiono licenses withoutfollowing the laws (50 rooms minimum to operate a casino). No-one in this GOB will do anything as we are the law.
The Mayor Hon Danny Guerrero and the Deputy Mayor Mito Paz with Chief Superintendent Castillanos have also met with the Torres family to try and find a solution and also to tell them that they must allow access for friends and owners alike to have unhindered access according to the laws of Belize.
We await further details and hopefully solutions will be forthcoming.