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Ambergris Caye Property of the Week

Banana Beach Condos for Sale – Only a few left. If you want to own your own piece of paradise with an income, how can Banana Beach not be on your radar! An affordable investment that may have the best ROI on the Cayes!

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Asking $79,000US, motivated sellers, offers please. Great investment condominiums at Banana Beach Resort just 1.5 miles south of San Pedro Town Center. Banana Beach has its own fantastic restaurant, 2 swimming pools and a tour/travel/gift shop. Each Unit comes fully furnished.

You have the option of placing the unit in the Bananas rental program and also assisting by garnering your own bookings via. web portals such as www.vrbo.com or you can live there full or part time. Your choice.

  • Under 1.5 miles from San Pedro Town.
  • Fantastic 1 bedroom 1 bathroom courtyard units at Banana Beach.
  • Choose from 1st, 2nd or 3rd floor units.
  • Live there full or part time, you can also place your unit in the rental program.
  • Ideal for single or couples.
  • Fully furnished.
  • Easy road access to town.
  • Good investment property.
  • Asking $79,000US, owners are motivated, offers please!

http://belizerealestate.com/property/1-bed-1-bath-courtyard-suites-at-banana-beach-resort-ref-bbc/

Julia Torres, formally of the Belize Yacht Club and now of Sands Villas and La Violle Rouge

 

As of yesterday Julia is trying to have the San Pedro Animal Hospital shut down, and she does not see the benefit of a 24 hour veterinarian service in San Pedro due to her active dislike for Peter Lawrence, co-owner of SPAH – all she sees is that she should not be charged for services. By the use of her political connections people actually listen to her.

The question has to be asked, how many people will suffer if she is successful in her quest.

This woman has an active dislike of anyone who does something for the community, as she has been heard to say many times ‘We own the government and they do what my family and associates say’ – and for a number of years it seemed the police were available and the former San Pedro Town Board were at her beck and call.

Examples:

Not allowing anyone to use a public dock at BYC by saying it was too dangerous to use and that it was under repair – but it didn’t stop them from renting slips to yachts/boats etc.

She also ran the Belize Yacht Club by treating guests and long-term residents with the up-most disdain, and refusing to allow their guests to visit them on the property. There have been countless complaints to the Police, BTB, Social Security and Immigration. She has a history of employing illegal immigrants who she didn’t really have to pay as she could get Immigration to come kick them out when they made a fuss. Social Security obviously cannot collect monies on these people. The BTB on many occasions visited her but were powerless to do anything thanks (yet again) to political influence.

The fact that the Police & San Pedro Town Board are hoping that the owner’s of BYC will indeed take the Yacht Club over and run it with professionalism. At present she has been instructed by the sellers not to be on BYC property, but this doesn’t appear to be working. Hopefully she will not be believed in all of her complaints, which are obviously lies and that shortly she will move herself from San Pedro, as Sands Villas and La Voille Rouge (or the Red Rag as someone who works for her calls it) goes the way of every other project she has been involved in. With the Red Rag, this is a $200 US per night hotel – please go to trip advisor to read it’s reports.

Pedro’s Inn hosts it’s annual Pimp n’ Ho Halloween Party TONIGHT

Tonight is the night for Pedro’s Inn’s annual Pimp and Ho Halloween Party tonight. Unlike most places there is no cover charge. There are TONS of prizes for costumes, as well as Drink Specials and Live Music by the Cover-ups from 7:00 pm. Don’t miss it, this is always one of the party’s of the year.

Casa Picasso’s opening last night

There were loads of people at the re-opening of Casa Picasso Restaurant and it was a resounding success to kick off the new season. Jackie and Adam are the consummate hosts, as usual and we wish them lots of success.

Lady Bowen was seen in deep, intimate conservation with Pedro if you can believe it…. surely not!

Jager & Splats Weather Report

The animals have refused to ever write a report today. They are laying on the bed bitching about the weather, and with the storms of last night it’s doubtful that Splat will even show her face. Jager will go for a walk at some point, probably up to Estel’s for some Ribs but overall it’s an awful day and everyone should all go back to bed.

Craziness at Belize Yacht Club under Julia Torres

Julia Torres has been released by the BYC due to unprofessional beahviour. During her stewardship, many times have the ballifs had to come in and arrange court ordered auctions. Indeed, this Monday Sands Villas (which has not opened and had it’s electricity turned off by BEL a couple of days ago) has an auction for one of the apartments.

On Saturday night Julia Torres made allegations against a Ukrainian BYC owner, and had her arrested where she spent the night in the San Pedro Jail. Just read the BYC reports on Trip Advisor and La Voile Rouge Trip Advisor pages to learn more about how she operates.

Julia Torres for years has actively disliked Peter Lawrence of Pedro’s Inn, and has tried to get the police to arrest him on certain occasions. This is what she has put on the internet – and the police arrived at the San Pedro Animal Hospital during this unfortunate incident involving her dog.

She called the police twice to try and force the San Pedro Animal Hospital to treat her dog without having to pay anything that evening, which they flatly refused to do. She has a history of non-payment, as a number of people have had to go to court to receive monies they have been owed from her.

She made no report to the police during either of their visits, but now she is this story on the internet – Everything she wrote in her account below is untrue, other than the fact that SPAH saved her dog and that her security guards were asked to leave the premises. Her husband who was with her went somewhere and picked up the money to pay the vet. Here is now her version of what happened, 3 months later as told on facebook:

 

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From: Julia Torres
Date: 9/12/2013 1:36:29 PM
To: ———-
Subject: Incident in San Pedro – Cory Singh

Dear ———,

On Monday August 19th 2013, at 6pm, my husband, my dog Cory and I were heading to town in our golf cart. Cory was wearing his leash which fell and got caught on something which caused him to be flung out of the cart. I found Cory on the pavement with his neck twisted to the side and eyes wide open not able to move.

I picked him up and started calling for help, my husband took him from me and along with some neighbours started putting water on his neck and slowly brought him back. I called a few friends begging them to help me locate a vet as Saga is not open at that time and the only vet is located at Pedro’s Inn but at the time no one was there.

In the meantime, I decided to walk home. A 5 minute walk from the accident. I reside at the Belize Yacht Club. I walked with Cory in my arms and the minute I put foot on my step at home, Cory had a very violent seizure. I had never seen a seizure prior to this and I must say I was crying and very afraid and in shock. My husband was right behind me after parking the golf cart (I decided to walk) and we managed to get in the house. My friends kept calling to let me know they were still trying to locate a vet. In the interim, Cory had 4 more violent seizures.

At 8pm my friend Patty Reyes called my phone and told me to rush to Pedro’s Inn animal hospital as the vet was on her way. We drove over and the vet (Dr. Lauren) hurriedly put Cory on oxygen, drip and anesthesia. Cory had one more violent seizure there and the vet told us is was not looking good. After discussing our options with Dr. Lauren, my husband and I decided we would do whatever it takes to save Cory no matter how much it would cost. We agreed and Dr. Lauren accepted that we would pay her to spend the night in the hospital. Dr Lauren brought in a small blow up bed for me to sleep in with Cory along with a blanket and told us that she would be sleeping in a room at Pedro’s Inn and we be a phone call away. Dr. Lauren said we had to take it step by step and watch for more seizures. It was obvious that Cory wanted to be in my arms so Dr. Lauren gave me a chair to sit and put Cory in my arms making sure that his needles were all connected.

At approximately 10pm (no more seizures) Dr. Lauren stepped out to her room and my husband went to the hotel to get me a blanket for Cory. I was sitting there alone with Cory when I heard the clinic door open and I saw Peter Lawrence in the room. I could tell by the way he was staggering and the way he smelt that he was very drunk. When he saw me he started screaming to the top of his lungs causing me to be very afraid and nervous and of course for Cory to wake up and start shaking violently.

Peter Lawrence said “What the fuck are you doing in my fucking hospital you fucking bitch, give me some fucking money right now or get the fuck out” at that moment Dr. Lauren walked in and I said “Dr. Please help me, Cory is getting very upset” Dr. Lauren said nothing, it was almost like she was a different person. I proceeded to pick up my telephone to call the police for help. Peter Lawrence then grabbed me by the wrist and shook me violently and proceeded to scream “where is my fucking money” I never once responded to him as I was trying to keep calm for Cory. Peter asked Dr. Lauren (the screaming never stopped) how much was the bill. Dr. Lauren told him it was $750 total for what she had already done. He then proceeded to order Dr. Lauren to disconnect Cory of the anesthesia, oxygen and drip. Dr Lauren obediently did which sent me off and I said “Dr. please what are you doing I will pay as soon as my husband gets here” but R. Lauren had no say as Peter clearly stated – “SHE IS THE VET BUT THIS IS MY CLINIC AND I OWN THE LICENSE” and she has to do what I say. I quickly opened my wallet took out the cash I had and gave Peter Lawrence $650.00 at the same time my husband walked in and when he saw what was happening begged to have Cory connected again and paid the balance of $100. Dr. Lauren was ordered by Peter to connect Cory again which she did.

I asked Dr. Lauren to please confirm to my husband that Peter Lawrence had physically assaulted me. Dr. Lauren did.

Peter Lawrence left after but only for a short period of time and told my husband that my husband can stay with Cory for the night but I must leave. We stayed for one more hours after the traumatic events and left the hospital with prior arrangements to meet Dr. Lauren the next day at 8:30 am at Clinica Los Pinos for Cory to get an X-ray.

My husband Cory and I met Dr. Lauren the next day, got the X-ray which showed no broken bones but Dr. Lauren said she had to repeat the blood tests and I had to go back to Pedro’s Inn. I was extremely hesitant but she assured me it would only take 2 minutes so I agreed. I had to make sure Cory was fine and he had not had another seizure.

Dr. Lauren did the blood tests and they were fine so I left hurriedly. My husband paid Dr. Lauren another fee and she provided us with our receipt. It is important to mention that the night prior, when my husband and I gave Peter Lawrence the $750 and we asked for a receipt he screamed at both of us “You want a fucking receipt and I am fucking saving your dog. You can get a fucking receipt but you have a fucking dead dog, you choose”. Of course, my husband and I chose not to have a receipt. Dr. Lauren provided one. (Available if you need it)

1. Rene and Patty, owners of Caramba restaurant (our friends who brought my husband and I food that night were kicked out with security by Peter Lawrence.

2. My security who I called after Peter assaulted me was kicked out by Peter Lawrence security.

3. Peter told my friends Rene and Patty and my security that if they did not leave he would disconnect Cory again. All 3 of them told Peter that they were on the street which is a public area but were forced to leave by Peter otherwise Cory would be disconnected.

4. Cory is a 6lb white male maltese 9.5 years old

Dr. I have Cory and I am blessed for that but I have heard many horrible stories about this clinic and I am not willing to keep this a secret. Can you imagine the panic that Saga is only open 2 days a week with a Vet and the rest of the time we can loose our pets to this Peter Lawrence. Many people have experienced terrible things there but no one talks because they claim that nothing will be done. I do not want to believe this. I also do not want to be put in a situation where I am exposed and have no where to take Cory depending on how this is handled.

Is it true that Peter Lawrence owns the license and the vets like Dr. Lauren have no say? Is she being held hostage? I have so many questions.

Hoping that an investigation can be conducted. Please confirm receipt of this email. I know you are very busy and I will be patient. Thank you very much..

Regards,

Julia Torres
http://www.sandsvillasbelize.com/
http://www.lavoilerougebelize.com/
Director of Sales and Marketing

Splat’s Weather Report for San Pedro

On days like today, as I watch the rain steadily fall it makes me ponder… for example, who ever came up with the saying ‘raining cats and dogs’, and what does that even mean? Both Jager and I absolutely HATE the rain, why do you silly humans think silly things like this? I really makes no sense at all.

Anyhow, as it appears that this rain will continue for the foreseeable future, I think I will head back to bed for a cap-nap… at least that saying does make some sense!

Jager & Splat’s Weather Report for Ambergris Caye

Splat here. I miss my mate Jambo who is currently in prison in California, where ever the hell that is… I’m not too good with Geography (maybe I should attend the Triva Quiz tonight at Pedro’s to learn some…) There was a rain this morning at about 4:30 am… I noticed it while dozing on the bed and then promptly went back to sleep. It’s sunny and bright now, and looks to be a hot, beautiful day down here in paradise.

Annual Pimp n Ho party at Pedro’s Inn

This Saturday sees the annual Pimp n Ho Halloween party at Pedro’s Inn. Great prizes for those that arrive in fancy dress. Party starts at 6.30 pm, the House Band will be rockin’ it! Nye will be making ghoulish drink specials and Christine will be looking wonderful as ever. Even Cindy and Tink will be out! and she promises Daddy will not be wearing his mankini.

Costume Prizes from Premium Wines & Spirits, Ambergris Divers, Ramon’s Divers, Maya Island Air, The Phoenix Resort, Pedro’s Inn & Hotel, Hidden Valley Inn, Wayo’s Bar, Lola’s Pub and Victoria House.

What is going on at the Town Board Licensing in San Pedro

As usual, at this time of the year the Town Board is out of money and they have asked people to pay the application fees for businesses to apply for their trade licenses. After all Mayor Danny’s promises, there are certain people that just refuse to pay. The Ambergris Daily says come on, close these businesses down – or are votes that important to you that people can break the law.

Why is is the privileged few that don’t have to pay their property taxes, their license fees etc yet they are invariably the first ones to complain and ask for free stuff from the Town Board. What would happen if nobody paid their taxes? The town would come to a stop, tourists would cease to come and the question has to be asked, why does the Town Board not collect all of the taxes and fees? Come on guys, this is why you were elected – on your promises. Some which are not being fulfilled.

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