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Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #223599
04/03/2020 09:37 AM
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OK, we only have garbage pick up here in Florida one day a week, so we already are required to hold our garbage for a week anyway. Do folks there not have big garbage cans? Doesn't sound like a big deal to me.


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Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: Carol_Hill] #223606
04/03/2020 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
OK, we only have garbage pick up here in Florida one day a week, so we already are required to hold our garbage for a week anyway. Do folks there not have big garbage cans? Doesn't sound like a big deal to me.

I would guess many don't because the road side dumpsters are very common and I think most just drop off a basic kitchen bag every day or 2. Normally, the dumpsters are emptied everyday. We have some larger cans outside because we collect trash for 11 villas.

The new curbside pickup 3 days/week should help most people.

Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: tpcook] #223609
04/03/2020 11:14 AM
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Are there people in hotels caught in the shutdown of travel? What are they doing for food for 14 days?

Same for anyone on a boat - fresh water ?

Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: Carol_Hill] #223613
04/03/2020 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
OK, we only have garbage pick up here in Florida one day a week, so we already are required to hold our garbage for a week anyway. Do folks there not have big garbage cans? Doesn't sound like a big deal to me.

Because we have to take our trash to the roadside dumpsters having BIG garbage cans is a problem. Too heavy to hoist and empty into a dumpster and the big cans don't fit in most peoples cars. Almost everyone takes a bag of garbage to a dumpster every time they leave the house and do not store it in cans at home.
The roads are steep, many homes are not easily accessible for any kind of truck /home pickup, the dumpster system is not perfect but it is what we have.

Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: Latadjust] #223614
04/03/2020 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Latadjust
Are there people in hotels caught in the shutdown of travel? What are they doing for food for 14 days?

Same for anyone on a boat - fresh water ?

Guest in hotels were advised many days ago to leave the territory and there have been daily postings from the Tourist Board offering assistance to anyone still needing to travel home. I think there are a few guests around still but mostly on boats and in villas with kitchens.

Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: LocalSailor] #223620
04/03/2020 11:53 AM
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LocalSailor--OK, thanks for the info.


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Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: tpcook] #223621
04/03/2020 12:04 PM
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Carol, I agree with you, but it's a matter of habit.

We have two large garbage cans with secure lids. Everything is bagged within the cans, so we never lift the cans or take them anywhere. We have no dumpsters on our island. Once or twice a week we load the bags into the car, drive to the dock, carry the bags to the boat, drive the boat a mile, dock, unload the bags and carry them to a dumpster.

Paper and wood go to the burn pile. Until recently we had an organic pit with iron lid. We had to remove it for construction, and discovered we had been breeding hundreds of world-class size cockroaches!

I think the quarantine instructions could have been clearer. For example, walking your dog on your own property should not have been an issue, or using a beach on your own property.

Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: RatmansWife] #223622
04/03/2020 12:08 PM
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Yikes, regarding the cockroaches!!! Hate those SOBs!! Take care.


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Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: Carol_Hill] #223703
04/04/2020 08:27 AM
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Carol:

Got the salt and the pool is now generating chlorine Meanwhile the new 55 inch tv died, so I need to take apart and figure out what the problem is. Life is Ok with me on Virgin Gorda. I have about 150 acres of land to move about on but it really does not make a difference. More or less I am confined to the villa. The medicine is still "on the way" as is another 20 air shipments. Yesterday I got a call that some tile I sent was on a barge and to go collect it. I have another shipment was to be here a week ago but the ship was delayed. So coming in this week..Unfortunately I think it will be a while until folks come back although I think there will be a great demand to vacation after this ordeal, so we may bounce back quicker. Meanwhile the computer is my only link to the outside world. Take care!

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Re: BVI will go into complete lockdown [Re: tpcook] #223713
04/04/2020 09:23 AM
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I guess you can't go to pick up the shipment though? Hope your meds come in soon.


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