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NJHarry
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: JoeD1949]
      #1743852 - 09/08/17 07:52 AM (173.3.196.198)

This is so sad for so many. Our hearts go out to the wonderful staff at Club O who have made our visits so special. Obviously, they need assistance and we all feel so helpless right now. We will continue to have them all in our thoughts and prayers.

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Finally
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: NJHarry]
      #1743855 - 09/08/17 07:59 AM (68.199.6.35)

Yes, we went to Club O in early December after Luis had hit in September 1995...they had set up a barbecue on a patio and had restrooms working, a picnic table set up and 1 or 2 rafts were out. Was very eerie but on the other hand it was exhilarating to see things rebound even in a small way so quickly.

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Modi
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: Finally]
      #1743947 - 09/08/17 11:55 AM (66.231.215.96)

A friend suggested that maybe they won't even rebuild this time? It was something I hadn't considered but seems possible.

Getting the resort significantly damaged every few years and now utterly demolished every 20 years or so, makes me wonder if it is feasible to rebuild? Their insurance rates have got to be ungodly!

Not to mention the daily battles with the encroaching sea... i.e. hauling in sand, seaweed battles, building a seawall in front of Papagayos and all.

Lastly as Orient beach relentlessly seems to be encroaching onto their property, expanding towards that lagoon out back seems to have its own limitations.

Could the Eden known as Club O be over?


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NJHarry
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: Modi]
      #1743956 - 09/08/17 12:15 PM (173.3.196.198)

When I read this sentence at the bottom of the update...."We have a huge job in front of us. We will need a lot of out-of-the-box thinking to reinvent Club Orient better than ever." It told me these are strong people willing to go forward and re-make Club O. I'm betting on them and looking forward to walking that beautiful beach and sitting in our orange chairs again.

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Jim_Laraine
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: NJHarry]
      #1743967 - 09/08/17 12:42 PM (137.103.86.8)

Just saw this on SXM or Bust Facebook. Worst fears.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...ype=3&ifg=1


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autoeng
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: Jim_Laraine]
      #1743981 - 09/08/17 01:05 PM (104.129.196.125)

Expired??? What was it?

Quote:

Jim_Laraine said:
Just saw this on SXM or Bust Facebook. Worst fears.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...ype=3&ifg=1




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JoeD1949
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: Jim_Laraine]
      #1743983 - 09/08/17 01:07 PM (67.197.45.201)

Quote:

Jim_Laraine said:
Just saw this on SXM or Bust Facebook. Worst fears.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...ype=3&ifg=1





Link didn't work for me.


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storolaf
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: Modi]
      #1743988 - 09/08/17 01:20 PM (162.245.25.139)

As an owner of ClubO and also a villa on the hill above the village, which status is uncertain but seen a view from distance and not good, I have some thoughts. As for ClubO rebuilding up and running soon, Luis and this are not comparable. Especially if generators are toast, they might be. We had water and power and some structures in 95. The beach front units are not there, not even foundations. So assume there is absolutely nothing down there. Picture surf hitting units 3-9 or at least where they were. Luis actually filled in the corner of bay, you could almost walk to Green Key. Even if we had a Home depot ship with a crew to start from scratch, there will be no lodging until 18mos. There will be a lot of issues that need to be sorted out, the least of which will be money, Insurance? for what? ?? . French Government will be a big one, and they will be a huge problem. They do not understand the island at all and what makes it go IMHO, never have. Tourism on Martinique and Guadeloupe..?
. Guadeloupe wanted their share of taxes in 1995 and everything had to go there first...this time?? Then you get to employees, unions, both of which may not be so happy to wait for 18 mos, may sabotage any rebuilding, would be shocked if they didn't to be honest....there is just so many variables so who knows?? Some owners may not want the fight or can't afford to...Brink had his personal fortune locked up in this in 95, no one does now. One hopes but one needs to be a realist. Going to be a tough place to be able to visit for years..I hope I'm wrong. Just being honest


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IslandLover74
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: JoeD1949]
      #1743989 - 09/08/17 01:25 PM (12.188.252.66)

SXM or Bust is a closed FB group so the link may not work until you join. It has 10 pics of Club O. So very sad.

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sxmBoston
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Re: any info on Club O [Re: IslandLover74]
      #1744004 - 09/08/17 01:55 PM (100.0.51.97)

These are the pics from that closed FB group. Link is safe and will expire in 2 days. not sure how else to post pics.


https://volafile.org/r/dpgf5ewm

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