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PJIA - another disappointing news item....... #189572
04/03/2019 12:26 AM
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Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: DandM29212] #189582
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Looks like the folks with the skin in the game are looking for accountability. The SXM corruption record has come home to roost.

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: SXMBND] #189583
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That's the way I read it too... I saw this as a good thing for all except those with their hands in the pot.

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: DandM29212] #189587
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Very bad news and saw it coming unfortunately.

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: DandM29212] #189674
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Just curious as to why you would consider this bad news??? What am I missing???

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: DandM29212] #189770
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It appears that there will be significant costs that will be the responsibility of the St. Martin taxpayers. In addition, a significant portion of the proceeds of the current loans and insurance settlement will be used for administrative and legal expenses. Lastly, it is likely that passenger departure and user fees will need to increase sharply to cover repair and operating expenses.

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: DandM29212] #189780
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So to translate this, is it likely that air fares will go up? Should people planning to visit SXM make their air reservations now to lock in the rates for this upcoming summer and fall? And, I suppose this could have a residual effect on the number of flights to-and-from St. Maarten down the road. Am I overcooking this, or does this sound possible?

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: SammyM] #189782
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Actually I'm not sure that , that news on SXM News is totally correct nor accurate because nothing of the same was published in the Daily Herald .
So please don't get carried away.
Thanks.

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: Kennys] #189787
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Originally Posted by Kennys
Actually I'm not sure that , that news on SXM News is totally correct nor accurate because nothing of the same was published in the Daily Herald .
So please don't get carried away.
Thanks.


Lesley, do you mean the news is "totally correct" or "totally incorrect"?


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Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: ruralcarrier] #189792
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J.D what I'm saying is that seeing that the Daily Herald didn't published nothing similar about the Airport , then the news that SXM News published can't be true.

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: DandM29212] #189794
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SXM News is sort of like our version of National Enquirer.


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Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: BillandElaine] #189796
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Elaine-- rofl Thanks for that!! I needed a laugh!


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Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: BillandElaine] #189806
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Thanks Elaine for stating this.

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: DandM29212] #190069
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For the record the Prime Minister has just requested a full internal investigation into this .

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: Kennys] #190076
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Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: Kennys] #190103
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Originally Posted by Kennys
For the record the Prime Minister has just requested a full internal investigation into this .


The PM apparently wants an investigation of the leak - she does not appear to challenge the accuracy of the report in the SMN-News. When a government is concerned with the leak - not the facts - it usually implies that the leaked information is correct. (Of course, I have no idea if the details in the report are true or not.)

I do not understand why the results of negotiations with the bondholders need to be so confidential - I can understand why bargaining positions need to be kept confidential - and perhaps statements re particular individuals - but why the basic results of meetings with the bondholders that are known by all the participants.

Assuming that she got the facts pretty accurate, I think that Ms. Shaw has done a service with her story - I feel sure that many people had no idea about a group of "bondholders" playing such a key role in such an important property.

Re: PJIA - another disappointing news item....... [Re: BillandElaine] #190111
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
SXM News is sort of like our version of National Enquirer.


Bibi from SXM news is a real news site that brings news no one else would risk putting out there.
She is a gutsy woman who fights for the truth to published.


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