Traveltalkonline.com Forums


SXM Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors SXM Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics32,736
Posts255,101
Members25,676
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
Zanshin 91
pat 52
MIDiver 46
bailau 45
bdeeley 43
Colour1 41
Member Spotlight
KarenandRick
KarenandRick
Clarksville, Maryland
Posts: 197
Joined: September 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
Bella50, DVF2001
Who's Online Now
12 registered members (xrayman67, JanaeH, MrEZgoin, bdeeley, jazzgal, Buddyhog, nevar37, IslandBoi, 4 invisible), 137 guests, and 109 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Ballast Needham Airport #260932
07/20/2021 01:32 PM
07/20/2021 01:32 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,399
Kennys Offline OP
Traveler
Kennys  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,399
Ballast Needham has been selected to do the reconstruction of the Airport and to start next month August . Totally approved by the World Bank Trust Fund .

SXM Sponsors
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #260935
07/20/2021 02:13 PM
07/20/2021 02:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
OK, not familiar with that company, not that it matters, but glad something has been approved. You said "next month August". I assume you mean August 2021??


Carol Hill
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #260937
07/20/2021 02:28 PM
07/20/2021 02:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 759
Perryman, Maryland
bdeeley Online content
Traveler
bdeeley  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 759
Perryman, Maryland
Ballast Nedam is a Dutch construction firm. They did the reconstruction of the roof at PJIA in 2018-2019. They also have done recent construction of a new terminal wing at an airport in the Netherlands and are doing work at the airport in Aruba.


DREAMS are made of SUN & SAND

[Linked Image]
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #260946
07/20/2021 03:31 PM
07/20/2021 03:31 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,399
Kennys Offline OP
Traveler
Kennys  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,399
August 2021

Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #260947
07/20/2021 03:48 PM
07/20/2021 03:48 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
OK, thanks.

Daily Herald story

Last edited by Carol_Hill; 07/20/2021 03:49 PM.

Carol Hill
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #261076
07/22/2021 09:05 AM
07/22/2021 09:05 AM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 334
CT,USA
DICKG Offline
Traveler
DICKG  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 334
CT,USA
I will believe it when they start . We have heard many time that reconstruction was on the horizon, but our vision was clouded may the smoke from the fires on the west coast that we in the East are getting now

Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: DICKG] #261078
07/22/2021 10:04 AM
07/22/2021 10:04 AM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,253
Ohio
ruralcarrier Offline
Traveler
ruralcarrier  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,253
Ohio
Originally Posted by DICKG
I will believe it when they start . We have heard many time that reconstruction was on the horizon, but our vision was clouded may the smoke from the fires on the west coast that we in the East are getting now

And it is now being questioned as to how they got the bid.

DAILY HERALD ARTICLE

Perhaps some bribes were part of the deal?


J.D.
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: ruralcarrier] #261079
07/22/2021 10:19 AM
07/22/2021 10:19 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
Of course, that's my 'buddy' Minister Emmanuel, but it does raise some questions. But the process was supposedly approved by the World Bank.

Last edited by Carol_Hill; 07/22/2021 10:20 AM.

Carol Hill
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #261081
07/22/2021 10:46 AM
07/22/2021 10:46 AM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,399
Kennys Offline OP
Traveler
Kennys  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,399
Your " Buddy " Minister Emmanuel ? lol.

Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #261084
07/22/2021 11:16 AM
07/22/2021 11:16 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
Yup. The very same one who took out the parking ballasts on Front Street, so that everyone parks in the street. And who proposed closing the road to Beacon Hill at the airport, and building a new road to Beacon Hill ON THE BEACH from the Mary's Boon end. That one.


Carol Hill
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #261086
07/22/2021 12:01 PM
07/22/2021 12:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 18,029
St Maarten
BillandElaine Offline
Traveler
BillandElaine  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 18,029
St Maarten
The very same one who votes no when all else is yes. The very same one that said the Maho water tank would not be rebuilt.


Elaine
*********************************
God Bless the broken road....
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Carol_Hill] #261196
07/23/2021 10:30 AM
07/23/2021 10:30 AM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 334
CT,USA
DICKG Offline
Traveler
DICKG  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 334
CT,USA
That is real funny, does anyone take I’m seriously, how did he get elected ?

Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #261220
07/23/2021 01:58 PM
07/23/2021 01:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 72
sxm
E
enzosxm Offline
Traveler
enzosxm  Offline
Traveler
E
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 72
sxm
I personally do not like Emmanuel, but he raises some right concerns. I do know that some major international companies were basically barred from competing in this project, and the question he rises is a legitimate one: How is it possible that a company that has been condamned for bribes in sxm, and worldwide too, can be allowed to bid??? I do not believe for one moment that there is any sxm company that is up to the task, but you cannot point to the corruption in sxm and let a company that does not do business in a legal way win the bid, or even participate in the tender, just because is Dutch.

Last edited by enzosxm; 07/23/2021 02:51 PM. Reason: Mistakes
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: enzosxm] #261221
07/23/2021 02:10 PM
07/23/2021 02:10 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 75,770
Central Florida!
Good points, Enzo.


Carol Hill
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #261226
07/23/2021 02:56 PM
07/23/2021 02:56 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 759
Perryman, Maryland
bdeeley Online content
Traveler
bdeeley  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 759
Perryman, Maryland
I've never seen where Ballast Nedam has been charged or convicted of any bribery in St. Smarten. Their bribery charges that most want to talk about are from 20 years ago. Is it possible that they have reformed and are just a great and competitive contracting firm? How did they perform on the roof reconstruction of the airport?


DREAMS are made of SUN & SAND

[Linked Image]
Re: Ballast Needham Airport [Re: Kennys] #261288
07/24/2021 02:22 PM
07/24/2021 02:22 PM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 72
sxm
E
enzosxm Offline
Traveler
enzosxm  Offline
Traveler
E
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 72
sxm
Bdeely the following is a link of a 120pg report from the OECD: you will find BN mentioned aplenty.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.oecd.org/corruption/Netherlands-Phase-4-Report-ENG.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwit3N-VqPzxAhU7_7sIHWiiBMcQFjAHegQIChAC&usg=AOvVaw1K6lpoVNfyE74hHieKyxAE

Last edited by enzosxm; 07/24/2021 02:25 PM. Reason: Forgot the link

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1