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Overheard in the hour bar in Belize City

Kevin Bowen the owner of the hour bar was saying goodbye to one of his guests who had been moaning that he wasn’t making enough money. Kevin said, “why do you go find El Chapo and you can collect the reward.” The parting guest immediately replied that it would be much easier to find El Chapo than finding Coca Cola in Belize. Kevin was stunned and then burst out laughing. The whole bar found it very amusing.

San Pedro Catholic Church Welcomes LGBT Community

In the words of Pope Francis of a few months ago, “who am I to judge”. The catholic church in San Pedro is welcoming all people of the LGBT Community. What great news for all and the Ambergris Daily applauds the Catholic Church for its foresight.

Splat, Jager and Jambo Weather Report

Overcast, humid and muggy. It might rain it might not. It might get better it might not. Who cares we are in Belize.

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Dr. laurie Droke of San Pedro Animal Hospital, Belize

The Veterinary Association and the Belize Agricultural Health Administration met and decided that they would renew Dr. Laurie’s Veterinary License. This license had been suspended (not in writing) for 6 months. She had been informed by a phone call and this was all to do with one complaint from a Ms. Julia Torres who ran the Belize Yacht Club for a number of years and who had a very checkered reputation.

Her complaint was that her dog had fallen off her golf cart and the leash had got tangled in the wheels, thereby strangling the dog and nearly killing it. She was distraught and arranged for an emergency visit at 9pm at the San Pedro Animal Hospital. The Vet arrived to find that Julia expected everything to be done for free (she had been informed that there would be fees). She demanded that the vet work on the dog but the owner, who arrived, insisted due to her reputation for none payment around town that money be paid. Her bodyguard and friends tried to intervene but to no avail. her husband arrived with the money and the dog was saved. They left the clinic around 3am the following morning. Over the next year she did nothing but complaint about having to pay for this service, culminating with a letter to BAHA and the Veterinary Association. She was backed up by a friend of hers, Tina Auxlileu who had never and has never visited the clinic, who also wrote to BAHA and the VA.
SPAH is delighted that Dr. Laurie’s license has been reissued, but calls on both organizations to make it easier for fully qualified vets to be able to work in Belize. Especially on the island as it is very expensive to live here and to get suitable professional people who are taking a huge downgrade in salary to in part volunteer their services. There is no doubt That all animal owner who live on Ambergris Caye are much happier that the San Pedro Animal Hospital exists with a 24hr vet service as they value their pets as family members.

This is no way to detract from the work that SAGA does. They do a fabulous job in helping keep the animal population on the island down to a reasonable level. The San Pedro Animal Hospital has offered to do 3 spays/neuters a month free of charge to SAGA while they do not have a resident vet.

Splat, Jager and Jambo Weather Report

Just a quickie today. it is very hot. The sun is yellow, the sky is blue and the boss is taking his boat somewhere south. The dogs apparently are going, thank God, and there for I can just sit on my personal sun lounger on MY balcony and watch the world go by. If anybody is interested I would like a saucer of milk.

Cyclists on Pavement

What is it with cyclists? The town built pavements for pedestrians and wheeled modes of transport. cyclists seem to demand that riding their bikes on the beach and complaining about people sun bathing on the beach, and woe betide anybody who is walking on the pavement. cyclists think they have the rule of the roost. Will the transport guys please issue tickets to these cyclists, which by the way are foreign and local.

Splat, Jager and Jambo Report

Well everybody slept well last night. I just had my breakfast and I am gonna take a nap by the pool on one of those lovely sun loungers. The Dogs are looking forward to their daily walk on the beach and Jambo just wants to chase coconuts like his uncle.

Real Estate agents Should be Bonded

A couple of real estate agents are pushing for changes in the law. On who is allowed to sell properties especially on the Cayes. This is because certain agents and certain agencies are telling prospective buyers that they can get a 30% return on their monies. Peter Lawrence of Pelican properties about this very thing by the Ambergris Daily, and his answer was that if he could get 30% return, or indeed a 20% return, he would quit all his businesses and buy all the properties. Of course, the agents who state these impossible projections do not put anything in writing. Another agency managed to snaffle one of the clients money and is still in business due to the couple not wanting to take him to court as they really are a very nice couple and the money has promised to be returned some day.

It would also be a suggested bond should be around 3 million US dollars and this would get rid of some of the charlatans in the real estate business. Real estate agents would also be governed on start up projects and they would be responsible on selling something, for their commission, to ensure that their clients prospective apartment be actually built. Rather than what has happened in the past is that in some cases, the clients have been left to fend for themselves.

Pelican properties are currently in negotiations to bond themselves for 3 millions Belize which they believe will show the clients that they are a company of means. added to the fact they that they own a number of related businesses, hotels, etc which have no borrowings.

Splat, Jambo and Jager Report

Splat here. Last night Jambo decided that he would eat a lot of Pizza which his two new best friends from Pedro’s Sports Bar gave him. Needless to say, at 3 in the morning he started howling and whining with his eyes tightly closed. Of course he was suffering from nightmares due to an excess of food. Even Jager looked concerned. The Boss woke him up and He looked very miserable and scared and an hour later he was fast asleep with a big smile on his face. The rest of us couldn’t get back to sleep so we all watched a movie.

The weather depression which was forecast did not show up and the sun is shining and it is a fabulous day. The sea is calm and a lot of guests of Pedro’s have gone fishing. hopefully they will catch enough for their suppers.

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