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BEERMAN
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What was her name?............
      #1738880 - 07/17/17 11:05 PM (108.45.108.124)

So..."Someone died? Maho Jet Blast" that post has grown to over 5000 views and almost 100 comments! Unfortunately some of those commenting forgot the first part of the subject line...."Someone died". Do you know her name? Do you know if she was a good mother? a great daughter? an awesome boss or employee, loved by her family? do you know anything about this person you call an" idiot" and "stupid"?

Are you really so damn squeaky clean in your "life choices" that you've never stretched the boundries?...jay walked? walked down a dark street alone? maybe one drink too many? ever walked a little too close to a ledge just to get that perfect photo? or god forbid....do you smoke, that can kill you, you know!!? really? if you have been so cautious during your entire life... please respond and tell me so and I'll tell you that you've lead an entirely safe yet boring existence! and I surmise you're lucky a transit bus hasn't found your ass in a cross walk! Yes, You are BORING as F and if calling you a name is offensive.....I may have proved a point!

As far as a reactive and productive response to the "accident", I recommend not keeping the current site design and adjust things to "accommodate" both thrill seeking tourists and the island government . Obviously many tourists want the thrill of not only watching these jets take off, but feeling the enormous jet wash throw them to the ground! and the government wants vehicle traffic flowing freely with minimal police enforcement and injuries.

So I would propose, place a new "Beach Walk" with a 2 foot knee wall on the edge of the road topped with 4 foot fence on the beach side of the road extending the whole width of the airport property. The entire fence should be re-enforced the entire length to limit any legal issues from the so called "Blast Zone'. Only vehicles should be on the road, at least the vast majority of pedestrians would stay on the "Beach Walk". I'll attach some photos from our only trip to SXM 2 years ago, they show that people obviously want to see the planes/jets, they respect the road when planes are landing, what makes a few folks run for the fence at the last minute to get "jet washed" ....it's convenient!

IF you made it this far...and before I post the photos... her name was Gayleen McEwan, thoughts and prayers to her family!











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thesimpsons
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1738881 - 07/17/17 11:26 PM (71.134.232.230)

Well said.

Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

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stangied
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: thesimpsons]
      #1738891 - 07/18/17 07:55 AM (68.17.8.241)

Very well said indeed!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends also!


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Rnd
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1738892 - 07/18/17 08:42 AM (98.178.185.214)

You hit the nail on the head.

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ruralcarrierModerator
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1738893 - 07/18/17 08:46 AM (24.209.195.61)

While you make very good and valid points, the initial post was made before a name was released. At least I believe that to be the case as I followed this closely and several different places.

I checked all links posted in the original post and the name was not included in any article until 3 days into the situation. Initially including a name in any death report/article is not standard practice. The same played out here.

While some are inclined to make a rash statement initially, I am pretty sure the vast majority felt sorrow for the family and friends involved.

I am pretty sure most of us (myself included) have made poor choices. Some have not been harmed by them and others have paid the ultimate price. There is only so much any government or entity can do to protect people from the elements and less they can do to protect people from themselves.

Look at the current heroin/opioid situation across this country. Record deaths, record use of NARCAN and it still continues to worsen. You can not legislate intelligence or common sense.

There is limited space with which to work with the runway,the road and the ever changing beach. Can the runway be extended? Perhaps but then the road at the other end comes into play. There is no easy fix for this and with the added publicity of this incident, I expect to hear about more injuries and possibly worse.

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SXMSAMMY
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1738914 - 07/18/17 12:20 PM (24.151.137.204)

As it was suggested somewhere on the interweb, why not close off the road entirely and push the fence back to the seawall barrier, and then extend the road from Karakter Beach Bar to BSV to complete the road link for that part of the island....

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: SXMSAMMY]
      #1738917 - 07/18/17 01:01 PM (47.192.5.2)

I would think that locals who live in Beacon Hill would hate that suggestion. Plus I guess you would have to put the road on the beach, which would destroy a turtle nesting area.

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SXMSAMMY
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1738918 - 07/18/17 01:28 PM (24.151.137.204)

Maybe a tunnel or bridge to go from beacon hill to karatker....jk...

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: SXMSAMMY]
      #1738922 - 07/18/17 01:57 PM (47.192.5.2)

Kidding, I hope?

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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1738929 - 07/18/17 02:56 PM (131.161.86.205)

Quote:

Carol_Hill said:
Kidding, I hope?




Exactly


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