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Is the Hilton Curio Group still involved with Mahogany Bay San Pedro Belize

It is very strange but a person who lives south of MB and has reported that there are no longer and road side signs mentioning MB as a partner in the Hilton Curio Hotels Group.

If anyone is interested in finding out what the representatives of the Hilton Group say when you are booking a room just call this toll free number +1 844 639 4085-ask the questions can you see the reef and is it on the beach both answers to these questions have been yes.

For giggles ask if the rooms are soundproofed more of that tomorrow as a former worker is being interviewed by the AD tomorrow. He/she has figured out that the non-disclosure document is not worth the paper that it is written on.

Belize Immigration changes Border Crossing Rules

The days of being able to pay 50 pesos (around 5 bzd) to go into Mexico are now officially over as the Belize Immigration Dept. are insisting that everyone that is not in possession of a border pass must have their passports stamped in and out of Mexico. If you do not do this you are required to go back to the mexican border and pay a bribe to provide an exit visa.

A totally bizarre decision as it will take a couple of hours getting your passport stamped into Mexico-you would never believe that we have to pay these peoples wages and all they want to do is make normal Belizeans lives a total misery.

The AD’s advice to all Belizean passport holders is to ask for the larger (more pages) in their passports.

No Property Titles being Issued for Mahogany Bay in San Pedro Belize

Unbelievable but the investors of Mahogany Bay ¬†have not been issued property titles for any town house that has been built in Mahogany Bay (some investors have paid in full for their property over three years ago). The owners have been blaming the government of Belize in not issuing the titles. However the Ambergris Daily contacted a reputable realtor,Pelican Properties in San Pedro, and a representative said “yes obtaining property titles are a lithe slow but three months is around normal. The rep was appalled to hear the MB said at least two years and longer,and suggested contacting the San Pedro Town Board to help(although they have really nothing to do with titles). This is obviously not true so one has to ask what is going on-monies have been borrowed -shacks have been built and the monies have been paid stay in banks situated abroad (thought to be in the Turks and Cacos).

The owners have been saying how good MB is for the country but they are using borrowed monies from Social Security-most businesses do not have this type of luxury borrowing facilities,and they would have to almost certainly prove that they are paying the monies back.

The AD wonders what the Hilton organization thinks about these strange affairs.

Mahogany Bay and Beach Club in San Pedro Belize

Mahogany Bay has built their Beach Club around BY Ambergris Bay which is around a 15-20 minute boat ride from the resort. It can only be reached to by boat and there is no swimming pool at the club which is a little daft when one would think that after swimming in the sea a dip in the pool is normally wanted by the guests/members. The launchon  will leave the resort every 30 minutes or so-an impossibly quick turn round but maybe superman will be there to help or they might buy another boat.

DJ Debbie’s Birthday is at Pedro’s Tonight

The day has final arrived it is the most auspicious day of the year according to her-she has invited everyone and there is a huge line up of Belizean stars from the band Sweet Pain, TR Shine,DJ’s Dutch,Six, and Cloud 9.

What a line up and the show starts at 9.00pm

Ladies Night at Pedro’s Inn Tonight

Another great night at Pedro’s as it is wednesday which means the only place to be is at DJ Debbies ladies night. If you get there before 10.00pm you can try the best pizza in Belize.

Sports Illustrated Models Arrive in San Pedro

Six models and their entourage arrived yesterday and are currently doing photo shoots at various locations, The group flew in on Tropic Air and it took 3 planes (caravans) for 24 people and their photographic equipment to get here.

Looking forward to the publicity that Belize will receive from this popular shoot.

Mahogany Bay and Beach Club and Hilton Hotel tie up in Belize

Mahogany Bay has hired or maybe hired 100 people for the opening next month of their hotel. The people selected are in training-for what we do not know as according to Hilton Hotel group it is not opening until march 5 as the resort is currently under refurbishment-interesting use of words as the hotel has never actually opened but they have great on-line reviews.

Now the Beach club has moved and can only be reached by boat. The AD has hired its local investigative reporter to find out how long a boat ride it is-it looks from the air around 15 to 20 minutes in a decent boat. Interesting that it is again situated on the west side of the island. At least it is situated well away from the sewage ponds,as noone can swim in the water around the resort.

Interestingly enough they charge almost double what Victoria House charge who have a beach facing the reef,and one can swim in the sea with no fear of catching anything unhealthy.-more tomorrow.

Hopefully we will be able to print the non disclosure contracts,and also the current employment contracts

Caribbean Villas Hotel in San Pedro Installs Fiber Optic Wifi Cable

Finally after years of offering a sub standard wifi service (compared to the rest of the world) Caribbean Villas Hotel has installed the fastest available wifi service in Belize. The guests are appreciative and it is hoped by the staff at the resort that the only complaint that guests have had over the past years has finally been dealt with.

Can Anyone Believe this Article about Mahogany Bay Hotel and Beach Resort

The Ambergris Daily has had its chief investigative reporter check out the hotel by the sewage ponds in San Pedro.He could not find the beach part as it is currently home to multitudes of mosquitoes,and he was advised not to go there.

However our intrepid soul talked to a number of people,and he was informed that all employees must sign a total non-disclosure contract and are informed that if you break the terms of this contract and if you are a foreigner you will be deported, and if Belizean you will go to jail.

The reporter was outraged that this could happen in his homeland. He also found that this was to be true as a foreigner showed one of the undesirable units. This person then went to eat at Kyoto (the restaurant at Mahogany Bay) and was unceremoniously thrown out and told that he was banned from the property forever. The unfortunate salesman was taken by members of the human resources dept. to the airport and was told to leave the country which he did.

The Ambergris Daily cannot believe that this can happen in Belize-this fairly cheap built hotel is not a national security matter and workers should not be treated this way.

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