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BeachKitten
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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: Maria_and_Steve]
      #1749108 - 10/10/17 07:05 PM (96.231.206.165)

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Maria_and_Steve said:
"Most" of the video was shot post hurricane??? I have trouble with this video - seeing food and working electricity when people are still waiting for running water, food supplies and even gasoline! Just sayin' :)




Saying what? I'm not sure I get it.

They are able to open. They are employing people. The economy begins to cycle. They order food from distributors. There is transportation people employed. The cooks and servers in turn have paychecks. They spend money on repairs or in stores.
It is commerce.

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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: Maria_and_Steve]
      #1749110 - 10/10/17 07:30 PM (107.77.253.12)

Not sure where you're getting your info, but it's not correct. Some people are still waiting for electricity, yes. But I think most have it by now. There is water available to all now, not necessarily RUNNING water, but there is water available to all, through the water stations that are available. Gasoline and food are NOT in short supply, not at all. Many do not have enough MONEY for food, gasoline, etc., but that is a different question. Getting businesses GOING is what makes people be employed and make money to afford to survive.

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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1749148 - 10/11/17 09:10 AM (71.218.115.237)

Carol - we have friends who live in villas at Red Pond. That is where I am getting my information. Very different than what the video shows.

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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: Maria_and_Steve]
      #1749149 - 10/11/17 09:17 AM (73.255.141.246)

Electricity yes, I'm sure there are a lot of people still waiting for electricity. But they are saying there are gasoline and food shortages?? I would be very surprised at that, considering there are zero tourists on island now. And I see ads in the Daily Herald all the time for grocery stores, selling fresh produce, meat, etc.

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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1749152 - 10/11/17 09:44 AM (165.200.111.30)

Have talked with friends on the Dutch side and they are very optimistic about how the recovery is progressing. Just booked accommodations with Jackie and Carlos at caribbeanweeks.com for February. Direct flight from Chicago that priced was over $1,000 all summer has dropped to $500.

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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: Wiskyagogo]
      #1749199 - 10/11/17 05:16 PM (68.70.187.34)

Very uplifting video!

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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1749203 - 10/11/17 05:59 PM (73.112.165.173)

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Carol_Hill said:
Electricity yes, I'm sure there are a lot of people still waiting for electricity. But they are saying there are gasoline and food shortages?? I would be very surprised at that, considering there are zero tourists on island now. And I see ads in the Daily Herald all the time for grocery stores, selling fresh produce, meat, etc.




And those that are homeless and unemployed, how are they supposed to buy fresh produce, meat, etc.???


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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1749204 - 10/11/17 06:10 PM (24.209.195.61)

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LBI2SXM said:
Quote:

Carol_Hill said:
Electricity yes, I'm sure there are a lot of people still waiting for electricity. But they are saying there are gasoline and food shortages?? I would be very surprised at that, considering there are zero tourists on island now. And I see ads in the Daily Herald all the time for grocery stores, selling fresh produce, meat, etc.




And those that are homeless and unemployed, how are they supposed to buy fresh produce, meat, etc.???




Perhaps by getting a little commerce going on the island. When 90%+ of the economy of the island is tourist related, it has to start there.

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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1749215 - 10/11/17 08:07 PM (107.77.253.5)

Again, understand what I'm saying--my point is that I don't think there are gasoline or food SHORTAGES. That is a DIFFERENT question than whether people can afford them, because they have no income. That is why having businesses open is so VITAL, to have people have some income.

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Re: SXM STRONG...OPEN FOR BUSINESS.... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1749227 - 10/11/17 09:51 PM (24.22.151.53)

Yep. Trickle down economics. Pretty basic.

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