|3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2011
Note 7 Debt
Notes Payable to Shareholders
The Company has notes payable to certain shareholders in the aggregate amount of $26,000 at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010. The notes originated between 1997 and 1999, bear interest at 12%, are unsecured, and are currently in default. Accrued interest on the notes totaled $54,161 and $43,278 at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively.
As more fully disclosed in Note 3 the Company has promissory notes to the former shareholders of TAL in the amount of $526,462 Belize dollars, (US $259,335 based on exchange rates in effect at September 30, 2011), including capitalized interest of $10,322 Belize Dollars. These notes payable to shareholders were interest free through September 30, 2009, and then bear interest at 8% per annum through the maturity date. The notes are secured by a mortgage on the land and related improvements. The notes, plus any related accrued interest, were originally due on December 29, 2009, but the due date has been extended to July 15, 2011. Management has requested that the note holders again extend the maturity date of these notes to provide time for the disposition of this asset.
Convertible Notes Payable
In March 2010, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with the preferred members of GCE Mexico pursuant to which the Company issued senior unsecured convertible promissory notes in the original aggregate principal amount of $567,000 and warrants to acquire an aggregate of 1,890,000 shares of the Companys common stock. The Convertible Notes mature on the earlier of (i) March 16, 2012, or (ii) upon written demand of payment by the note holders following the Companys default thereunder. The maturity date of the Convertible Notes may be extended by written notice made by the note holders at any time prior to March 16, 2012. Interest accrues on the convertible notes at a rate of 5.97% per annum, and is payable quarterly in cash, in arrears, on each nine-month anniversary of the issuance of the convertible notes. The Company may at its option, in lieu of paying interest in cash, pay interest by delivering a number of unregistered shares of its common stock equal to the quotient obtained by dividing the amount of such interest by the arithmetic average of the volume weighted average price for each of the five consecutive trading days immediately preceding the interest payment date. At any time following the first anniversary of the issuance of the Convertible Notes, at the option of the note holders, the outstanding balance thereof (including unpaid interest) may be converted into shares of the Companys common stock at a conversion price equal to $0.03. The conversion price may be adjusted in connection with stock splits, stock dividends and similar events affecting the Companys capital stock. The convertible notes rank senior to all other indebtedness of the Company, and thereafter will remain senior or pari passu with all accounts payable and other similar liabilities incurred by the Company in the ordinary course of business. The Company may not prepay the convertible notes without the prior consent of the Investors.
The warrants have been exercised in the quarter ending September 30, 2011 and the proceeds from that purchase were used for general corporate purposes. All of the proceeds from the issuance of the original debt were allocated to the Convertible Notes. The Company used substantially all of the proceeds received from the sale of the convertible promissory notes to repay, in full, an outstanding promissory note in the amount of $475,000, plus accrued interest of $81,909.
The Company has other convertible notes payable to certain individuals in the aggregate amount of $193,200 at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010. The notes originated in 1996, bear interest at 12%, are unsecured, and are currently in default. Each $1,000 note is convertible into 667 shares of the Companys common stock. Accrued interest on the convertible notes totaled $312,508 and $295,167 at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively.
Mortgage Notes Payable
See discussion of the Mortgage Notes Payable in note 3 above.