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Pinel Island Ferry Service/Strike Over? #113984
12/07/2016 11:08 AM
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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: ruralcarrier] #113985
12/07/2016 12:22 PM
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Huh. Those guys who run the ferry service to Pinel have kind of their own fiefdom there, I guess!!


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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: ruralcarrier] #113986
12/07/2016 12:27 PM
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I guess the new guy with the boat will be very busy since he will be the only serving the tourists?

Hard to burn a boat and then they only burn down to water level.

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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: SXMWendell] #113987
12/07/2016 12:50 PM
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As long as the chair vendors make it over all you need to do is pack a cooler and enjoy the day. Pre booked cruise ship excursions will be scrambling.

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: SXMScubaman] #113988
12/07/2016 12:57 PM
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What? How do you get there, if there is no ferry?


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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: Carol_Hill] #113989
12/07/2016 01:02 PM
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I understood the boat that applied for the permit got approved gives service and the four that are objecting are the ones not providing service.

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: SXMScubaman] #113990
12/07/2016 01:53 PM
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As Wendell implied, I doubt that guy is running either, especially since the headline of the story said "ferry service halted"...


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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: SXMScubaman] #113991
12/07/2016 03:09 PM
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The article is titled: "Ferrymen stopped serving Pinel" and in the article the following appears: "Meanwhile, the restaurants on the islet are deserted. One of them is also closed since Monday."

Based upon that and what I have seen mentioned elsewhere, there is no service to Pinel as far as I know. I believe at least one of the boat captains was blocking the road to the parking lot also.


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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: ruralcarrier] #113992
12/07/2016 03:55 PM
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Guess there is always the kayaks for the adventuresome. Surprised they can get away with blocking a road.

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: SXMScubaman] #113993
12/07/2016 04:23 PM
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Really?

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: SXMScubaman] #113994
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It's France. They block roads in protest all the time.

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: GaKaye] #113995
12/07/2016 04:47 PM
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Kind of like whats going on in the USA with all these various demonstrations.

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: ruralcarrier] #113996
12/07/2016 04:57 PM
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I have no sympathy for the food and chair vendors on Pinel. After what they did to the American who owned the middle restaurant a few years ago, I call it Karma. And please don't tell me about her permit had a flaw in it. I'll bet that the 2 remaining operations have plenty of permit irregularities. But of course, they are French.

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: boucharda] #113997
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I am wondering if everyone has seen this article about the "Eco-Lodges" someone wants to build on the island.
http://www.soualigapost.com/en/news/5864/tourisme/what%E2%80%99s-ecolodge-project-pinel-island-about

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: shieneehead] #113998
12/07/2016 07:35 PM
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I posted a link here Astounding, if they allow it to be built..


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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: Carol_Hill] #113999
12/08/2016 07:06 AM
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Sounds like where we stayed on St John USVI, Maho Camps. One of the best vacations ever! Didn't think Hubby would like it because he's not a camper but the "yurts" overlooked the ocean and were large enough for a king bed. Kitchen was a coleman stove and an ice chest but we ate meals at the restaurant on site. Food as good as anything we've had on SXM.

Not sure if Pinel project is the same company but they did a great job.

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: ruralcarrier] #114000
12/09/2016 07:49 AM
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According to the article in the online version of The Daily Herald today, the strike continues and another meeting is scheduled for today. Meetings were held with the 4 striking captains on Monday and Tuesday with no resolve. I believe they are still blocking the road and there is little activity on Pinel.

And a more recent ARTICLE.


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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: ruralcarrier] #114001
12/09/2016 08:02 AM
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Hopefully it gets resolved soon. I must admit though, that the Prefect's position that they want the 4 carriers to prove their damages is kind of silly, to me. There are X number of people that are going to go to Pinel, regardless. If there are 5 carriers hauling the same number of people, versus 4, obviously each of the 4 carriers has now lost 5% of the total business, and a drop of 20% of their individual business..

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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: Carol_Hill] #114002
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Math lesson in order here <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: Sunfun] #114003
12/09/2016 10:17 AM
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I wondered about that also.


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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: ruralcarrier] #114004
12/09/2016 10:48 AM
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Yeah, thought about that afterwards and didn't go back to fix it. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" /> Fixed it now.


Carol Hill
Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: ruralcarrier] #114005
12/10/2016 05:52 AM
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Another update HERE.


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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: ruralcarrier] #114006
12/10/2016 08:12 AM
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It would be interesting if part of the solution would lie in providing regular ferry transportation to Tintamarre, although one would think it would have to be in bigger boats than what they use to go to Pinel, as the ride to Tintamarre can be rough.


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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted/Strike Over [Re: ruralcarrier] #114007
12/12/2016 06:07 AM
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Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: weeks5051] #114008
12/12/2016 02:11 PM
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its exactly what they are doing to Pat at Galion. He is not french

Re: Pinel Island Ferry Service Halted [Re: Dansc] #114009
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