I am under the impression there is no sc tacked on to your check on the French side as, by French law, it’s automatically built into the menu pricing. The sc add-on is a Dutch side thing, or at least that’s my understanding. Am I mistaken?
No, I'm sure you're correct.. I just got overzealous checking everywhere.... However, we did have a gentleman at Orient ask us for extra tip last year.
Joint press release from the State and the Community of Saint-Martin / Fire at the Geminga shipyard
The Saint-Martin firefighters intervened last night to control a fire which broke out in a 200m² hangar on the Geminga shipyard in Sandy Ground.
The hangar was completely destroyed and a nearby boat damaged. Hydrocarbon reserves were protected by firefighters to avoid the risk of explosion.
Oil drums stored in the hangar were affected by the fire causing engine oil to spill into the Simpson Bay lagoon. Precautions have been taken to contain this pollution and prevent it from getting worse. A procedure to assess this pollution is triggered in order to assess the level of seriousness and, if necessary, implement proportionate measures.
The fire was contained at 5:00 a.m., however firefighters remained on site to monitor the site.
Prefect Vincent BERTON visited the scene of the fire this morning. He assured the business manager that the State would carefully monitor the consequences of the disaster on the activity of his company and would study potentially available aid measures.
President Louis MUSSINGTON and Prefect Vincent BERTON would like to salute the responsiveness and commitment of the Saint-Martin firefighters who fought for a good part of the night against this large-scale fire and prevented the fire from spreading to the rest of the construction site.
Daughter and I attempted to split from the group to head into Philipsburg around 1:42PM. Huge mistake.. Traffic snarled along Welfare road from the curve at the end of the runway.
After 20 mins sitting in front of Captains Ds, we ditched our Burg run and made plan B.
I made the right into the parking lot and ate at FRITAY. Its next door, off the road, from Capt D's.
It was the best Haitian cuisine she'd had on the island so far. Tender and MOIST griot, crispy plantains that had heft and weren't paper this and oil sogged.
Headed back to Maho and showered and napped for a last evening all out together with friends.
Dinner was happy Hour at Roma and Chow, but with the entire crew. 4 adults, 4 teens, basically had all the apps, a few pizzas and a pasta dish, maybe 8 drinks...about $200. That's a nothing burger. Again, shout out to users Fabila &FlyingColour1. Great food and lovely ambiance. The water bridge effect is unique. Only note, is spray for mosquitoes. The fans are effective but not under tables. So they got my legs while we dined!
Carol, they did at least have a ramp. One thing that I heard a lot of people complain about (but personally I couldn't care less) was that your "priority" for boarding was worthless since it's just a matter of who gets off the bus first. Like I said, I didn't really mind because we do check our bags and I wasn't concerned with finding overhead space, but there were some people very unhappy with that aspect of it and the inability to board first. I do understand the frustration if it's something you've paid for.
I grew up on a sailboat based out of Grenada. We sailed the island chain up and down from Grenada to Puerto Rico often as my stepfather was retired military and we took advantage of the medical and commissary perks at Roosevelt Roads. We were often the only boat in White Bay, the coral and sea life was still beautiful most everywhere, we played hide and seek in the rocks at The Baths and often didn't run into any other people. Another core memory is helping my mom carry an enormous wrench through the airport in St. Thomas to help our friend "fix" the prop on the plane he had given us a ride on. Today, you can't even get a bottle of sunscreen through the airport! I definitely miss those days but also appreciate the refrigerator/freezer on my catamaran compared to our ice box, having 200+ gallons of water instead of 25 and being able to take a fresh water shower on the boat!
Thanks for the information and so sad for the couple and their family.
Co-incidently, on my flight home from BVI this week, I learned of the murder of a 22 year old female student at the University of Georgia.Her alleged killer did not know her, but like the incident Ocean Song posted about, the assailants had history of violence/crime. (the last murder of student at UGA was over 20 years ago.
I learned about this murder from a friend who's family had sailed with me in the BVI a couple years ago. Her daughter was good friends with the victim.
Just a reminder there is no place that is immune from crime. Always use appropriate amount of vigilance.
On a side note, if you have problems like that with Delta you can email the CEO directly. He publishes his email address. I am pretty sure an assistant handles most of the things but I was very satisfied with how they handled my bad situation.
Christmas in July is when many boats came over from Puerto Rico. At first we were dismayed but came to realize that 1. These were excellent sailors. 2. There were many families, so very few late nights, and 3. They were a lot of fun to be around. There were a few Anchorages, red lined on moorings chart, that they would fill up. They anchored instead of using a mooring, and did raft up. But for the most part they were off very early in the morning. Not sure if Christmas in July still happens, but if you encounter them, don’t worry.