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St. Maarten - St. Martin
7 minutes ago
Carol, my hope is that you are 100% correct.
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11 minutes ago

The ship recently offloaded passengers at Sydney without checks and now 10% of New South Wales corona cases traced to these folks.

7 Deaths and 300 cases ashore traced to the ship. It is now described as an epicenter.

The ship was ordered to sea and has pulled back in with 200 sick crew members quarantined.
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British Virgin Islands
14 minutes ago
DOT ordered airlines to refund if flights cancelled or significantly delayed this afternoon
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 11:56 PM
I’ll be happy to buy out the holdouts for $1 each, which is about the present value of their property. Heck, I’ll give ‘em $2.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 10:36 PM
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SXM People Talk
Yesterday at 10:02 PM
My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.
I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?'
'No,' she answered.
I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'

... She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes..'
So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And that's when the fight started...


I took my wife to a restaurant.

The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.

"I'll have the rump steak, rare, please."
He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"
"Nah, she can order for herself."

And that's when the fight started.....


My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school
reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his
drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.

I asked her, "Do you know him?"
"Yes", she sighed,
"He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking
right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he
hasn't been sober since."

"My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on
celebrating that long?"

And then the fight started...


When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat,
making beer.. Always something more important to me.

Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point.
When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing
scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into
the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again
I handed her a toothbrush.

I said, "When you finish cutting the
grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."

The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.


My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels.
She asked, "What's on TV?"
I said, "Dust."

And then the fight started...


Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the
boat up to the van and proceeded to back out into a torrential
downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather
would be bad all day.

I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back;
now with a different anticipation,
and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."

My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"

And that's how the fight started...


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds."

I bought her a bathroom scale.

And then the fight started......


After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply
for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me

for my driver's License to verify my age. I looked in my pockets

and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that

I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.

The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.
So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.

She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.

She said, 'You should have dropped
your pants. You might have gotten disability too.'

And then the fight started...


My wife was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.

She was not happy with what she saw and said to me,
"I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you
to pay me a compliment.'

I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."

And then the fight started........


I rear-ended a car this morning...the start of a REALLY bad day!

The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!
He looked up at me and said 'I am NOT Happy!'
So I said, 'Well, which one ARE you then?'

That's how the fight started.


One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot
as a Christmas gift...

The next year, I didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked me why, I replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"

And that's how the fight started.
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SXM People Talk
Yesterday at 09:56 PM
Got the same email. Was instantly deleted.
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SXM People Talk
Yesterday at 09:54 PM
Wow. Drama on the high seas.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 06:44 PM
Thank you, SeaStar!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 06:44 PM
As others have stated, they need to contact the US Embassy in Curacao.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 06:33 PM
Thx for the great pics.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 06:30 PM
The pics are great, sideways or not LOL. Thx for posting.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 05:56 PM

Food for thought - if you look at the statistics from the above linked page it seems to indicate that in general countries located in the northern colder hemisphere are worse off than countries closer to the equator - and much worse off in some cases. You can sort the chart it by clicking any of the column headings. I focused in on cases per million people and deaths per million people. There are some outliers but it seems that the farther down the list you get (meaning less cases per million) the more you start seeing African, Middle-Eastern, Caribbean, South American and South Pacific countries. Once you get below 100 cases per million people it seems that 90-95% of the countries are south of the Tropic of Cancer. Maybe the virus just hasn't caught up with those countries yet. Or maybe the smaller populations of many of those countries helped them get a handle on things. Or maybe, the virus doesn't thrive in warmer temperatures. In any case, I'm just trying to find a glimmer of hope and I've got nothing better to do with my time. We're faring OK here on the southern border of Washington state, but I feel for the areas that are seeing their curve skyrocket and fear that it could still happen here if people get complacent.

Also, here is a heat map from John Hopkins that paints a similar picture (it might take a few seconds to fully load:

Stay safe everyone!
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SXM People Talk
Yesterday at 05:50 PM
Travelers should have heeded the warnings earlier. There were plenty of notices out there.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 04:29 PM
Was booked at Royal Palm Resort for 2 weeks in Feb. 1992 however, because of a "Noreaster storm the bookings were overlapped and we were sent to Sonesta Maho for 2 nights before returning to Royal Palm.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 04:08 PM
Yikes, regarding the cockroaches!!! Hate those SOBs!! Take care.
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World Wide Travel
Yesterday at 03:34 PM
Originally Posted by BEERMAN
ScurvyD sorry about your trip, we cancelled our July charter as well. I want to thank you for starting this thread on February 27th, why? that's actually the exact day I started reading about the virus and began opening my eyes. After I made my initial knee jerk reply to your question, not only did I begin reading, I called my daughter who is finishing her grad work in epidemiology, She said it was serious, I realized I might be blinded by TV talking heads. The following weekend we picked up our daughter from school for spring break not realizing she would not return to campus, she had us using hand sanitizer all the way home. Fast forward just 5 weeks.....we've been hunkered down since returning home. I'm very happy to have our daughter at home, some of her friends did not go home for spring break and are stuck in their apartments at school. Stay healthy everyone.

No worries my friend. Hope all is well.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 01:38 PM

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United States & Canada
Yesterday at 11:22 AM
Nice report and awesome pics. Our neighbors recently sold their house and are moving just north of Wilmington in a couple months. Once this isolation is over we will travel down there. Thank you for taking my mind elsewhere this morning, stay healthy!
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SXM People Talk
Yesterday at 01:26 AM
For those who enjoy Susan and Cliff at the Red Piano in SXM. Here's a live broadcast they're doing from home. 6-9pmCT Monday - Saturday.
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SXM People Talk
04/02/2020 10:59 PM
Hi all

Please stay at home.

This virus affects the ability of the lungs to supply oxygen to red blood cells.
It is a respiratory infection, in general respiratory infections can increase risk of stroke and heart attack by causing inflammation, which can lead to development of blood clots and put strain on heart muscle.
Strain on the heart puts increased demand on heart which can lead to poor blood flow.
It increases the potential of the blood to clot.

On the news we hear sore throat, fever, headache, maybe diarrhea or vomitting.

Two friends experience,
50 & 35 years

Person one . Week one red eyes no pain in eyes,horrible headache, sore throat
No other symptoms.
Week two confusion , memory loss, loss of coordination,stumbling

Person two.
Week one not diarrhea but a little looser than normal stool and mild sore throat
Week two heart palpitations and blood pressure 70/50 like readings also some clumsiness loss of coordination

I am no doctor but I believe this virus affects heart and brain.

Please pay attention to abnormal blood pressure and blood sugar readings cause these can be your body response to the virus. Sometimes no flu symptoms.

Off topic
Wrong forum

Please read anyway.
Please take care.
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SXM People Talk
04/02/2020 10:06 PM
It just jumped to 64. Having watched it for many days in a row, it was unusually low. Hope it stays that way.
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SXM People Talk
04/02/2020 09:31 PM
Every mask on Amazon isn't available for shipping until April 25 to middle of May. One was available next week but all 6 reviews had 1 star and very bad comments. Luckily we still have unused masks from when Mt St Helen's blew and my good buddy in construction sent me some very good ones.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
04/02/2020 09:25 PM
I think it might take some time before web pages are updated. This just came out.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
04/02/2020 09:14 PM
It pertains to sxm as they are considering this same restriction and system.
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