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1 hour ago Pedro's [by JimDS]
I haven't been to SXM for three years now. I wonder what, if anything, is on the present site where Pedro's stood? If not, are there any plans to construct something there? Thank you for any news. Plan to go there next year.
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1 hour ago CVS Covid Test [by Bluesfan]
If you live near a CVS doing test, results come back quickly. They say 2-5 days, but ours were available in 36 hours. You have it on your phone and can print from desktop or phone. No cost with Health Insurance. Make appointment at
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4 hours ago Airline change fees and seat upgrades [by Husker]
Many airlines are now waiving change fees which has reduced the risk of booking tickets during these uncertain times. Does anyone know if they also will credit back purchased seat upgrades? I recently rebooked tickets on delta to move our trip from November to December. No problem applying the ticket credit but there was no credit for the seat upgrades I stupidly purchased and no mention on the Delta web site on this topic. Any advice? Other than "Don't buy seat upgrades until you know for sure".

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Yesterday at 08:13 PM How to minimize deposit risk booking a charter [by Skindeep]
I have plane tickets to STT purchased but no boat yet reserved for a trip in March. One reason I didn't book the boat so far is that the companies I have talked to, CYOA primarily, said they only will take a non-refundable deposit. With so much up in the air (this was 2-3 months ago) I decided to wait. But I did see someone on here post to just use a credit card for the deposit. Not sure how that helps if it is a non-refundable depoisit. Isn't the charge taken at the time of the deposit? Can the credit card company force it to be refundable?

Anyone have advice? Any of the boat brokers on here offering guaranteed refunds in the specific case that BVI either closes its borders again or requires a quarantine?
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Yesterday at 11:49 AM Test everyone before boarding? [by Leagle49]
This sounds like a much better alternative to the present 5 day test rule.
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Yesterday at 12:57 AM Can we make it with testing protocols?? Help! [by BillS]
For those that have traveled to SXM with testing protocol.
We plan to travel to SXM mid November. We will make every effort to have our negative covid test in hand. However, in our small town test results are not alway quick to get back. The Health Unit here will only say "We expect the results within 5 business days".
Can we fill in the EHAS form without having our test results back? Will we be approved subject to the test? We don't have a problem with paying the fee and being tested on arrival in SXM. Its a little complicated as it's a two day trip for us from Northern Canada. Just trying to determine if there is a way to make it work.
Here's our plan.
Flight to SXM - Thursday morning out of Toronto
Take the Covid test Monday morning, 4 days prior to flight
Fill in EHAS application form Wednesday. Not likely to have results yet
Travel to Toronto Wednesday, one day prior to flight to SXM
Will monitor email right up until flight time for test results, but if we don't have them, will we be able to fly to SXM and test at the airport?
I know things can change weekly but just trying to determine if we should make the attempt.
Appreciate any input based on your experience.
The other issue is, we are not sure what protocols Westjet may have with regards to boarding an SXM flight without the test results in hand. (Westjet isn't scheduled to fly to SXM until November 5th)
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09/22/2020 12:25 PM BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [by RatmansWife]
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09/22/2020 12:28 AM Part II - The menu challenge [by TomB]
One may see the following items on a menu on their travels (after COVID)

This quiz is part two of the world Culinary Challenge and is in also in two parts:

First, identify what country the dish originates in for 5 points, and then describe what you are getting ready to eat for another 5 points! A total of 100 points are available.

Please post your score

Bon Appétit

("Hollandse Nieuwe")
- Raw Herring (Netherlands)

- Mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage (Ireland)

("Rabo De Toro")
– Bull’s Tail Stew (Ox tail is commonly substituted) (Spain)

("Moscardini Affogati")
- Baby Octopus in White Wine Sauce (Italy)

a white braided bread – (Switzerland)

("Bubble and Squeak")
Fried potato and cabbage (carrots, peas, Brussels sprouts, or any other leftover vegetables can be added) – (England)

("Lapin à la Moutarde")
– Rabbit in a Mustard Sauce (France)

("Bacalhau à Brás")
– Salt Cod, potatoes, onions and olives (Portugal)

– Fried Cheese Appetizer (Greece)

– Chocolate Cake covered in Chocolate and Coconut (aka serious brownie) (Iceland)

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09/21/2020 11:14 PM BVI Opening December 1st 2020 to International Tourism [by VirginGordaResident]
We have a date!
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09/21/2020 06:48 PM Satellite WiFi recommendations [by Pohlman62]
Hope to be chartering USVI/BVI/Anegada. We have some that it is essential they are connected to WIFi 24/7 for business. Anyone have recommendations of places to rent sat wifi units and what is your experience with them? Thank you all, stay safe.
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