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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook]
      #1752050 - 11/18/17 06:32 PM (70.177.24.194)

Are you going to be able to get building material on island before they slap the duty on it Dec.21?

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tpcook
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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: GlennA]
      #1752057 - 11/19/17 08:50 AM (75.133.122.28)

No, and I suspect this is the case with most persons. The government should allow rebuilding of damaged buildings without duty. Also true of all the cars/trucks that will need to be replaced. Insurance payments are another issue.

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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook]
      #1752059 - 11/19/17 10:25 AM (70.177.24.194)

Insurance is definitly a worry. Unless the local carriers laid off 99% of their liability to the reinsurers there are going to be defaults.

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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: GlennA]
      #1752071 - 11/19/17 12:29 PM (67.237.0.100)

Already seems to be delays with a few local insurers in making any payouts Almost as if they are waiting to see the total claims and then divvy up what they have and send a small check with a "tough luck" note,then go belly up .Or the second scenario of lowballing the settlement and making the claimants sue them.

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tpcook
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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: GlennA]
      #1752072 - 11/19/17 02:04 PM (75.133.122.28)

A.M Best has given Nagico a good rating even taken into account the loses of 500-550M. Seesm no one in the insurance business seems concerned.

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CaribSoul
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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook]
      #1752081 - 11/19/17 06:55 PM (65.128.209.22)

Hello TPCook,

Wow - your loss and need to completely rebuild is so painful. As I mentioned on another forum, your villa is a prominent focal point of many of my photos. Like every visitor, I stop at the overlooks on the mountain road. After 10 years of visits, I still stop every year for photos. One of the landmarks which "grounds" the view of my photo of the south side is your signature pink villa.

I am so sorry you have experienced such loss. My heart hurts for your pain, and my head hurts contemplating all the decisions you are making. Your resolve to rebuild is inspiring, and I wish you all the best. I truly hope to meet you on island someday, and the drinks will be my treat.

Best regards,
Shari


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tpcook
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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: CaribSoul]
      #1752089 - 11/19/17 08:53 PM (75.133.122.28)

Thanks for you kind message. We are moving ahead. Rebuilding is not easy but it will happen. When it is done I will be content again. Take more pictures from the mountain as we build.

Edited by tpcook (11/19/17 08:57 PM)


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sleepychef
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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: tpcook]
      #1752114 - 11/20/17 07:51 AM (63.143.86.226)

The Premier has announced he will be considering extending the duty free period, so maybe some hope.

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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: sleepychef]
      #1752124 - 11/20/17 11:12 AM (128.151.71.21)

tpcook, good thoughts to you as you go through the rebuild.

We too are hopeful that the duty free period will be extended.

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Re: My Villa After IRMA [Re: ski2play]
      #1752176 - 11/21/17 10:44 AM (162.212.14.117)

Ahoy Capt. Cook,
More Challenges means More Opportunities to make things Better!
Good Luck and Stay BVIStrong!
Fair Winds, Brent


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