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irina
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1751456 - 11/09/17 07:02 PM (136.28.35.128)

Don't forget the Red and Blue t shirts. And the washing machines.
Duh.
Ridiculous they are doing this.
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EdB
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: irina]
      #1751458 - 11/09/17 07:25 PM (170.250.49.21)

Hey folks.....SXM is their island and country. If they choose to spend 400k...or a million bucks....it's up to THEM. We, Americans, do NOT have a say for how they conduct their business!! Almost like the Russians, telling us, how to conduct ours. :)
I am sure that every businessman and resident on the island knows how much the election will cost....but in the long run this election is important also, for the rebuilding of the island, which all of us will appreciate.
I am sure the residents of SXM can point their fingers to the USA in their voting customs. How much money is it costing for the DECEMBER special election in Alabama???? It is NOT our Country...Let's stay out of the politics of it. my two cent rant. ;)


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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: EdB]
      #1751460 - 11/09/17 07:42 PM (24.209.195.61)

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I am sure that every businessman and resident on the island knows how much the election will cost.




This may or may not be true but if it is, what can a resident or businessman do about the actual cost?

I am going to disagree with what a lot of local residents know. Many times I will see something on TTOL or elsewhere, call my island friend about it and he has heard nothing about it. Many of them rely on US TV for information and this will not be covered. I was talking with a local friend/island resident and he had no idea about the recent Las Vegas shooting. Since the hurricane he does not have TV and has basically been out of touch. I am going to venture to guess, many island residents learn more about what is going on in their country from various forms of social media than they garner through local sources. Not everyone on the island reads the local papers either.

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EdB
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1751462 - 11/09/17 07:50 PM (170.250.49.21)

JD.....agree to a point.....but many residents of our country ONLY get news from social media...or worse...Fox News!!!! People do talk to each other though...so I am sure one will have to be livng under a rock to know what their country is doing. Again...it is NOT OUR BUSINESS how they decide to run THEIR elections. We our guests....they are NOT!!!!

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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: EdB]
      #1751464 - 11/09/17 08:00 PM (131.161.86.146)

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EdB said:
JD.....agree to a point.....but many residents of our country ONLY get news from social media...or worse...Fox News!!!! People do talk to each other though...so I am sure one will have to be livng under a rock to know what their country is doing. Again...it is NOT OUR BUSINESS how they decide to run THEIR elections. We our guests....they are NOT!!!!




I do agree with what you just said.


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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1751475 - 11/09/17 09:17 PM (162.156.105.83)

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ruralcarrier said:

... Many times I will see something on TTOL or elsewhere, call my island friend about it and he has heard nothing about it. ... Not everyone on the island reads the local papers either.




This could be one of the reasons they have what some have called a dysfunctional electoral system with so few people participating in the voting. As the saying goes, you get the government you deserve.

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I was talking with a local friend/island resident and he had no idea about the recent Las Vegas shooting.




I am guessing that in a very real sense the horrific shooting 3,400 miles away in Las Vegas is not overly important to people trying to recover their own lives after a cat 5 hurricane. So I can understand many people living there not knowing about it.

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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: EdB]
      #1751478 - 11/09/17 09:22 PM (162.156.105.83)

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EdB said:
...it is NOT OUR BUSINESS how they decide to run THEIR elections. We our guests....they are NOT!!!!




It isn't our place to tell them what to do, but I feel we are free to discuss our thoughts on it. Just as I, as a Canadian, often express my views on US politics. (And feel free to comment on Canadian politics )

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sxmmartini
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: Kennys]
      #1751505 - 11/10/17 12:32 PM (24.188.145.24)

Quote:

Kennys said:
Quote:

EdB said:
JD.....agree to a point.....but many residents of our country ONLY get news from social media...or worse...Fox News!!!! People do talk to each other though...so I am sure one will have to be livng under a rock to know what their country is doing. Again...it is NOT OUR BUSINESS how they decide to run THEIR elections. We our guests....they are NOT!!!!




I do agree with what you just said.




I just finished listening to public parliament meeting and all three motions have been accepted. Correct me if I am wrong but Rafael Boasman has become your Prime Minister.

Edited by sxmmartini (11/10/17 02:27 PM)


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EdB
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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: sxmmartini]
      #1751510 - 11/10/17 12:51 PM (170.250.49.21)

I don't fully understand SXM politics...but could it have been that the vote today maybe installed Bosman as interim Prime Minister until after the vote in January?? No matter what the case, hoping a strong government, looking out for the PEOPLE of SXM, take over and get the island recovery moving faster than before, and getting the people back in their homes, with a roof over their heads, and food on the tables. Then they will be almost ready for all of us that cant wait to get back to our ''second homes''.

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Re: NAf. 661,482 funds approved Jan. 8, 2018 election [Re: EdB]
      #1751537 - 11/10/17 08:31 PM (162.156.105.83)

Unless the Kingdom Council overturns the decree for early elections (as was requested today by Parliament), I believe the link below describes the situation in SXM.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demissionary_cabinet

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