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Another French side protest #207849
11/01/2019 01:08 PM
11/01/2019 01:08 PM
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Daily Herald story

Not sure whether this was a one day thing?


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Re: Another French side protest [Re: Carol_Hill] #207851
11/01/2019 01:22 PM
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It should be a one-day protest, but it won't be the last one. The PPRN issue isn't going to be resolved quickly. The water quality issue may be faster to resolve. It took SAUR on St Barth almost a year to find a solution to a similar problem. Hopefully something was learned from that, which will assist ARS on St Martin to come to a timelier resolution. The water pricing issue is hard to make a guess on. It could go either way, but will more likely end up in ARS' favor.


One interesting quote, and this applies to both St Barth and St Martin: “It is extremely important that the population knows from when the first controls and analysis of the water was done, if it was a year ago or 10 years ago, and what were the results,” The question raised is whether the testing for Bromates is new, and they could have always been present, or if the testing has been ongoing, and the presence of Bromates is new.

Re: Another French side protest [Re: Bahston] #207852
11/01/2019 01:32 PM
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The water issue is the more immediate problem for sure. No water AND higher bills! duh I thought only GEBE could get away with stuff like that. The PPRN issue is very complicated, for sure, and is really holding up rebuilding on the French side.


Carol Hill
Re: Another French side protest [Re: Carol_Hill] #207857
11/01/2019 02:18 PM
11/01/2019 02:18 PM
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Marigot was closed off yesterday. After sitting for 45 minutes in traffic coming from Orient we got to Columbier and were turned back by Gendarmes.


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Re: Another French side protest [Re: BillandElaine] #207870
11/01/2019 02:55 PM
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It sounded like it was a big mess.


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Re: Another French side protest [Re: Carol_Hill] #207880
11/01/2019 04:34 PM
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This is NOT just SXM but events around the world... people are frustrated and I know you do not allow politics into discussions but just saying the world is burning mad...


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Re: Another French side protest [Re: Carol_Hill] #207897
11/01/2019 09:18 PM
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I admire how at least the French side people care enough to be vocal and protest. Just seems like the Dutch side is a lot of talk but no action. In politics ... Enough is enough but Dutch side just seem to take it over and over.

Last edited by foreversxm; 11/01/2019 09:19 PM.

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