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BVI News Article (Link) tracking app #239282
11/09/2020 02:02 PM
11/09/2020 02:02 PM
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Northern Virginia
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Below is a link to a BVI News article - this was apparently a press release sent to the news organization by the company developing the app.

BVI News Article describing tracking/tracing app

BVI Sponsors
Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: ecm56] #239284
11/09/2020 02:27 PM
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"....the technology enables random video check-ins" Holy smokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Carol Hill
Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: ecm56] #239285
11/09/2020 02:30 PM
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Nope! Nope! Nope!

Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: ecm56] #239286
11/09/2020 02:44 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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Yes, I would love to be in bed with a good lover when they turn on the video camera. Maybe they will learn something. Or when I skinny dip in my pool!! I really would enjoy this!!


tpcook
Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: tpcook] #239290
11/09/2020 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by tpcook
Yes, I would love to be in bed with a good lover when they turn on the video camera. Maybe they will learn something. Or when I skinny dip in my pool!! I really would enjoy this!!

Maybe you should post a picture so we can all rate you from 1 to 10

Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: ecm56] #239294
11/09/2020 04:08 PM
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Deal breaker... adding to the cost of multiple tests, purchasing the tracking app or bracelet, one has to roam in order to be tracked at a cost of at least $10 pp per day.

According to the newspaper article, countries such as St. Lucia are using a tracking app, I could not find evidence of that. Grenada does use a tracking app at no cost, however if you are an iphone user, you are exempt from the tracking requirement. I did not look at the requirements Jamacia or Turks and Caicos.

We were hoping to sail to the BVIs and spend a month or so there, but we most likely sail on by.

Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: d_fish] #239298
11/09/2020 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by d_fish
Deal breaker... adding to the cost of multiple tests, purchasing the tracking app or bracelet, one has to roam in order to be tracked at a cost of at least $10 pp per day.

According to the newspaper article, countries such as St. Lucia are using a tracking app, I could not find evidence of that. Grenada does use a tracking app at no cost, however if you are an iphone user, you are exempt from the tracking requirement. I did not look at the requirements Jamacia or Turks and Caicos.

We were hoping to sail to the BVIs and spend a month or so there, but we most likely sail on by.

Haven't seen the details of what is agreed to when agreeing to use the app but in one of the press conferences, one of the Ministers indicated the app would store data until the user connects to wifi. This means data roaming would not be required but you might have to get connected to wifi a couple of times a day. If you have your phone in airplane mode, the gps is still active and can store location data. Many apps most people have already do this.

Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: ecm56] #239310
11/09/2020 05:42 PM
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Whats to keep you from just leaving a/the phone on the boat or another location?


Jim
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Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: ecm56] #239321
11/09/2020 07:45 PM
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road town
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non movement alert and random check in, also large fines for breaking quarantine not as bad as the USVI charter vessels $20,000 fine.

Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: ecm56] #239335
11/10/2020 08:28 AM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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Today ,I am told, it seems that to go to Virgin Gorda, you cannot use the ferry to quarantine but must use a private vessel. A\I am so discouraged by all of this. Basically I can no longer go to my villa and have been locked out. The cost along is prohibitive to say nothing about loss of rentals.


tpcook
Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: tpcook] #239353
11/10/2020 10:52 AM
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One of the many drawbacks with 3rd world mentalities.
Don’t worry about it because there’s nothing you can do but wait for it to open up.
Take a vacation temporarily elsewhere and enjoy yourself.

Re: BVI News Article (Link) tracking app [Re: ecm56] #239392
11/10/2020 04:03 PM
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road town
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Tonight....again.

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