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Air Port ??? #204236
09/10/2019 09:08 AM
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I’m having a real problem trying to understand the government of SXM . The way I read this they have $ 100,000,000 to be rebuild the airport and they can’t seem to move in any direction to get this done . It looks like they don’t want to give up any control as to how the money is spent and reported , I can understand the wants of the groups wanting accountability of this money and so should the people of SXM . Business should make a profit that’s why they are in business ,but no one else should enrich themself during this rebuild of a great airport . I can remember 35 years ago arriving at the old airport it was beautiful just what we expected , then the new modern airport was unbelievable it was now what we expect all the time . We are now going on to the third year ,and it looks like 2021 before it is rebuilt . WHY

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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: DICKG] #204238
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Greed.


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: BillandElaine] #204239
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
Greed.


Do you think the govt will collapse (again) today?


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Air Port ??? [Re: DICKG] #204248
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It's more than likely, perhaps not today.


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: BillandElaine] #204258
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Wow, ok, I have been out of the loop, I guess!!


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"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Air Port ??? [Re: BeachKitten] #204270
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OK, I knew about Frans' lawyer resigning. Theo is NOT in jail currently, I don't think, but Frans is, as of a few days ago. I missed the rest of that yesterday. I'm not sure how Frans' lawyer resigning is related to the breakup of the coalition though. What a mess.


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: Carol_Hill] #204279
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Theo is not in jail, but Frans yes for another eight days.

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In Limbo

https://stmaartennews.com/politics/government-in-limbo/

Does everyone take money & kickbacks? They need to accept the Integrity Chamber. No wonder the Netherlands are requiring it!!


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: BeachKitten] #204321
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That's apparently why they are fighting the Integrity Chamber so hard.


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: Carol_Hill] #204337
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Daily Herald story

And now apparently Frankie Myers wants to be a kingpin, I guess..


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: Carol_Hill] #204338
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Daily Herald story

And now apparently Frankie Myers wants to be a kingpin, I guess..



I was told that there was a coup in the works....

Interesting watching it all actually happen.


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: BeachKitten] #204339
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Interesting that the tourism commissioner is out of the country while this is all going on...


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Something is cooking !

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Originally Posted by Kennys
Something is cooking !

But, is it a good thing cooking?


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: DICKG] #204355
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Same ingredients, different plate.


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: Carol_Hill] #204356
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That's false , he is here.

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Time will tell.

Re: Air Port ??? [Re: Kennys] #204358
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Lesley--If you're referring to Minister Johnson, I was basing my note on the story in the Daily Herald, that he had left for some conference overseas.

Daily Herald story

Last edited by Carol_Hill; 09/11/2019 05:01 PM.

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Hi Carol , strange but he is on Island.

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OK


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"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: Carol_Hill] #204507
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LOL is right Carol!!!

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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: SXMScubaman] #204628
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"Do you share my fear that the St. Maarten people are becoming the victim of the games of local politicians?”

No sh*t...


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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
"Do you share my fear that the St. Maarten people are becoming the victim of the games of local politicians?”

No sh*t...

Right on.

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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
"Do you share my fear that the St. Maarten people are becoming the victim of the games of local politicians?”

No sh*t...

Right on.

But they keep electing the same people. I have talked to several locals and there is a strong sense of "tribalism" around each politician. "my guy is a good guy."

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Correct it seems impossible that it’s over 2 years and the only thing done is the roof . This should have been the most important project to get this beautiful airport back to its former self . Instead I would have to guess not enough money is crossing the hands of the politicians , they are only in it for the monetary gain to them self’s . It’s time that someone or somebody take the Bull by the horn and get something done

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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
"Do you share my fear that the St. Maarten people are becoming the victim of the games of local politicians?”

No sh*t...



Becoming?


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: DICKG] #204823
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What a cluster____!! Now
Vidanova says they cannot finance airport by themselves

...but they'd be willing to assist with financing, possibly in connection with the World Bank! duh What the what is going on??


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Nah! They don’t need an integrity board!


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Do these different factions seeking financing on their own even have the authority to do these negotiations or commit the govt to these loans or conditions?


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Well, there's another good question! When even Sarah doesn't know whether they even have a firm agreement with the Dutch for the financing of the airport, something is seriously messed up!!


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Daily Herald story

Don't understand the timing of the above story, in connection with the below story.

Government falls again


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Opportunist they are .

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Lesley--please explain. With Knops coming, does this mean that the airport will finally get this money??


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It's coming from World Bank. Politicians can't seem to find a way to get their cut.


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Re: Air Port ??? [Re: BillandElaine] #205239
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Yes, I understand that, but the question is, since this was just approved last week, does that mean that despite all this hoopla, that the airport will actually get the money?


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"The approved project will be financed by the Netherlands government through the World Bank-managed St. Maarten Reconstruction, Recovery and Resilience Trust Fund."

Does that mean the Integrity Chamber was in place? No mention of it. I thought these funds were contingent upon that? I'm lost...lol


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