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Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? #155252
02/19/2018 02:34 PM
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Re: Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? [Re: BeachKitten] #155254
02/19/2018 03:01 PM
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Interesting read. TY for posting it.


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Re: Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? [Re: BeachKitten] #155255
02/19/2018 03:06 PM
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Yup...very interesting..Thanks

Re: Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? [Re: BeachKitten] #155259
02/19/2018 03:53 PM
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Perfect timing for this thread considering the land giveaway hitting the news. Thanks for sharing the link

Re: Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? [Re: BeachKitten] #155262
02/19/2018 04:21 PM
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Thanks for the article. Unfortunately for those of us who have been returning to SXM for many years, we have seen the problems with governing of the island.

Re: Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? [Re: jrr1148] #155266
02/19/2018 04:41 PM
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IMHO, I think since SXM went on its own, things have gotten worse. I go back to 1991 and have local friends on the island. They used to follow, argue, talk and THINK the politicians cared. In talking to him the other day, I think he has given up on the politicians of late.


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Re: Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? [Re: ruralcarrier] #155267
02/19/2018 05:02 PM
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I unfortunately agree. My wife and I have been regulars since 1984 when we purchased a Pelican timeshare. Unless something happens to get them out of this precarious spiral I fear the worst several years down the road. It’s a great island and many of the people I’ve met there I consider friends so I hope they can get some responsible people in charge. I’m back in 6 weeks and cannot wait especially since we missed our December share

Re: Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? [Re: BeachKitten] #155274
02/19/2018 09:28 PM
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Interesting, and pretty pessimistic, read. Everything else aside, one of the things that most concerns me is the forecast of a 2018 hurricane season that is similar to 2017. With rebuilding and cleanup of 2017's damage not completed before 2018's season hits, the results could be catastrophic.


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Re: Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? [Re: BeachKitten] #155277
02/19/2018 10:36 PM
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All depends on the track the systems take.

Re: Sint Maarten as a country, no longer viable? [Re: BeachKitten] #155418
02/21/2018 09:37 PM
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I feel so sad for the island that I love. So sad...this is eye opening and scary. For everyone.


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