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Pinel closed today #197359
06/11/2019 10:36 AM
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Looks like the Government initiated a control. Not sure if it is on the Ferries or the Vendors. More than likely it's the Ferry.

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Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197375
06/11/2019 12:57 PM
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I could not open this...

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: EWortman] #197376
06/11/2019 01:06 PM
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There was nothing to open so not sure what you're referring to.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197381
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Can they really close an island? Must be the ferry service ... a strike or something. Let us know what you find out when you get more info.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SammyM] #197383
06/11/2019 01:56 PM
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Well a few years back before Irma they did close Yellow Beach down for improper permits but I suspect it is with the Ferry system as without the Ferry running there is not much need to open up the Pinel Vendors.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197387
06/11/2019 03:54 PM
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Didn't the ferry captains go on strike a few years ago?


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Re: Pinel closed today [Re: ruralcarrier] #197389
06/11/2019 03:56 PM
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Don't know about that.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197394
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Don't know about that.


Ferry Strike 2016


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Re: Pinel closed today [Re: ruralcarrier] #197413
06/11/2019 06:24 PM
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OK

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197415
06/11/2019 06:29 PM
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Le PĂ©lican (St. Martin Newspaper) is reporting the boat operators are protesting the controls carried out by the Gendarmerie yesterday. Story isn't online yet, I'll post a link once one comes available.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: wilsonck] #197417
06/11/2019 06:33 PM
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Please do.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: wilsonck] #197441
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Actually what happened was that the ferries were stopped from doing the service as none of the boats has any life jacket plus the always carry more people that the max allowed on the boats. Also it was contested to them that they give out no receipts hence they pay no taxes whatsoever

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197449
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Toward the end of this article, it talks about the Pinel situation.

link


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Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197453
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Here is the story from Le Pelican. Story is in French, but you can use Google Chrome to translate article.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: wilsonck] #197455
06/12/2019 10:26 AM
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Funny how it translates to them being smugglers.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197459
06/12/2019 10:59 AM
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I received a text this morning from Caribbean Paddling that Pinel Island will be back in business starting tomorrow!


Be careful of the toes you step on today for they may be connected to the foot of the person's a$s you have to kiss tomorrow.
Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197473
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The French word passeur has multiple meanings, and could be translated as either ferry or smuggler.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: Bahston] #197474
06/12/2019 01:33 PM
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It just struck me as comical in a Caribbean way. LOL

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197647
06/14/2019 07:59 PM
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In short... are things back to normal?

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: lee614] #197653
06/14/2019 08:37 PM
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From what I hear yes.

Re: Pinel closed today [Re: SXMScubaman] #197675
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