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Cleaning up the French side/Tourism #153679
01/27/2018 06:37 AM
01/27/2018 06:37 AM
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Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: ruralcarrier] #153682
01/27/2018 09:31 AM
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Underground cable. At 1st I thought this is something that would benefit the Dutch side since power is always going out. But then I realized the problem is i the Dutch electric company's grid.

Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: ruralcarrier] #153685
01/27/2018 09:44 AM
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I got nothing out of that story, especially with regard to progress on Orient, which is there is none.


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Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: Carol_Hill] #153686
01/27/2018 09:47 AM
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Orient was mentioned but that is about it. No mention about anything significant and no mention of any places having been given permission for temporary structures or to start rebuilding either.

The restaurants belonging to the Collectivite were mentioned as going to be "gradually rebuilt". Not a real sense of urgency.


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Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: ruralcarrier] #153688
01/27/2018 09:53 AM
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Lolos in Grand Case open and Friars Bay sounds good to me.


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Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: ruralcarrier] #153722
01/27/2018 02:08 PM
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Seems like this article centered on the development of Marigot, a project already on the books. I think they should repair, replace all of French side before continuing with a project that some have already objected to from what I've read.

Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: ruralcarrier] #153730
01/27/2018 04:25 PM
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This does not encourage me about my 10th anniversary trip to orient beach. I have had people tell me they will clean it up right away, its the biggest tourist beach on the island. Now I hear nothing is being done. Is there someone who really knows what's what?

Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: ruralcarrier] #153762
01/28/2018 07:33 AM
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There has been plenty discussion and even pictures posted about the status or Orient Beach. The beach is clean and beautiful, but very few (probably only one now) places to eat or drink right on the beach. If you're looking for the party place it was in years gone by, you won't find in now.


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Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: ruralcarrier] #153830
01/28/2018 04:03 PM
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I might actually enjoy Orient Beach this next visit! grin


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Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: jazzgal] #153843
01/28/2018 06:02 PM
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IF you bring your own chairs and food etc., you certainly can find a deserted stretch of beautiful beach, as of now, anyway. Perhaps by June, some of the five stars might be open minimally. But for a lunch with services, or even a bathroom, other than Club O, not sure it will happen any time soon.


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Re: Cleaning up the French side/Tourism [Re: ruralcarrier] #153853
01/28/2018 07:35 PM
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Thanks. Ww have a villa and a pool and the beach and ocean. Club O and Perch. 3 couples. I can live with that.


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