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Another reason to avoid Sandy Ground #310948
12/29/2023 12:22 PM
12/29/2023 12:22 PM
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Seriously, I would avoid Sandy Ground, even during the day. There's no telling when something could erupt there.


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Re: Another reason to avoid Sandy Ground [Re: Carol_Hill] #310950
12/29/2023 12:39 PM
12/29/2023 12:39 PM
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60yr old doing a wheelie and losing control. To be expected with some of these hot shots. Luckily no others were hurt because of his antics.

Re: Another reason to avoid Sandy Ground [Re: SXMScubaman] #310955
12/29/2023 02:25 PM
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Carol I agree with avoiding Sandy Ground. To scuba,it appears that the locals are disputing the police charges. I will hold my judgement until the facts are proven. That being said,as a biker I absolutely hate how they ride in Sxm.


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Re: Another reason to avoid Sandy Ground [Re: bostonbob] #310958
12/29/2023 03:26 PM
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bob--yes, that's what I got from it, the locals disagreed with the gendarmes' assessment, that the guy was doing wheelies. And yes, what they do on bikes on island is a crime, in every sense of the word.


Carol Hill
Re: Another reason to avoid Sandy Ground [Re: Carol_Hill] #310969
12/29/2023 07:49 PM
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Every time we drive through Sandy Ground on our way to Cupecoy from Orient, there are “wheelie” shows going on. Its always an accident waiting to happen. Scooters being driven way out of control.

Re: Another reason to avoid Sandy Ground [Re: Stevemech] #310972
12/29/2023 11:15 PM
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I would think the Gendarmes assessment is pretty believable. Not uncommon on that stretch of road.

Re: Another reason to avoid Sandy Ground [Re: Carol_Hill] #310975
12/30/2023 08:15 AM
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According to the locals, the man hit & killed was pushing his motor bike and was hit, possibly by an off duty gendarmerie…. And that it was a hit & run. That’s the scoop here….

Re: Another reason to avoid Sandy Ground [Re: JeanneB] #310979
12/30/2023 09:45 AM
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Jeanne--wow, I hope that version is not the true one, for a whole lot of reasons.


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