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Road block at Orient near Leader Price #274157
01/25/2022 10:05 AM
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Any update from today?


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274159
01/25/2022 10:26 AM
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yep gendarmes at the roundabout at hope estate. Some vehicles going around them but nothing coming toward them from cadisco way. We turned around & came back to friars.

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: jeepers] #274161
01/25/2022 10:36 AM
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OK, thanks. Sorry to hear that.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274162
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Just tried, no luck. Have go long way around thru Phillipsburg.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: jeepers] #274164
01/25/2022 10:43 AM
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And a picture..

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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Warden] #274167
01/25/2022 10:46 AM
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we aren't doing that today in case we can't get back to the french side where we are staying. We were prepared to not get to the dutch side occasionally but not so much from somewhere on the french side to another place on the french side. We have 2 pools here & hot tub so not taking too much hurt & food & alcohol. Still annoying though. Still happy to be here.

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274168
01/25/2022 10:49 AM
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We witnessed a different roadblock on Saturday just past the roundabout and towards the Pinel Boat

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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: boucharda] #274169
01/25/2022 10:53 AM
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Now THAT type of a roadblock isn't so annoying!! smile


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274189
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Now THAT type of a roadblock isn't so annoying!! smile


One person's roadblock is another person's dinner.

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274225
01/25/2022 04:00 PM
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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274227
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Wow.................what a mess!

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: BillandElaine] #274230
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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274234
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This what is happening is total manipulation by White French people with money against Black Local French . Add to add to this French St.Martin is part of France and the Local Politicians on French St.Martin never really looked out for their people. Just check Orient area , totally White French people and gated Villas.
Well me and Wife started from zero on the Dutch side from 1991 and today we have blessed ourselves with what we have achieved thus far and continue to move forward . God is love.

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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274247
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Is the road still blocked?

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274248
01/26/2022 09:25 AM
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Road is still blocked at Rancho del Sol.


"In a yellow El Camino, listening to Howlin' Wolf" - Lucinda
Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Kennys] #274256
01/26/2022 10:22 AM
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Lesley--We will never solve white/black issues here and this is not really the place to discuss them.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Kennys] #274257
01/26/2022 10:53 AM
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From road blocks to the race card...not appropriate

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Biturbo] #274258
01/26/2022 10:58 AM
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Club Orient is their next target... There was always questions to Brink’s purchase of Club Orient property?
Glad to see Cedric is voicing his opinion and using his influence in these matters.

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: GerryT] #274261
01/26/2022 11:31 AM
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Gerry--yes, this is not the appropriate place for such discussions.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274270
01/26/2022 02:43 PM
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We will be staying in Orient Beach hotel un few weeks. Can someone advise if these road blocks will affect our stay based on our location? We will be renting a car and primarily driving from and to our hotel to the mainly touristic places (beaches restaurants..etc). If we are affected, any suggestions how to avoid it (alternative roads, taxis instead of renting a car and so on..)

Thanks!

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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Dmitry] #274277
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Dmitry--Frankly I don't think anyone here could tell you whether your vacation will be affected or not. It depends on where the roadblocks are, if any. Renting a taxi is not going to help you if there are roadblocks.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274278
01/26/2022 05:39 PM
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Thanks, I was mainly thinking about alternative roads. Hopefully there are more than one way to get to and from our hotel ;-) I will be relaying on Waze to navigate and hopefully it will display all the alternatives.

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274280
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They sell really good maps at the airport. We always have one in the car just in case we need to look for an alternate route.

The one we like is produced by Rafal Kasprowski. You can also order one from www.midok.com

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274293
01/27/2022 08:13 AM
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When we need navi in a different country we use the Maps.me phone app which uses just GPS...no cell network needed. Works all over the world and you download the country map when you are on wifi.

It's not Garmin but it works..and....it won't cost a bundle in cell data like Waze

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Dmitry] #274294
01/27/2022 08:18 AM
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If you are staying in OB, there is no alternate road if the blockage is on the N7. You will have to travel via Dutch side.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274296
01/27/2022 08:50 AM
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https://fb.watch/aOjDvRF0sQ/

Blocking on the sidelines of Webster case
A gendarmerie operation has been happening since this morning on the scene of the dam erected since Monday, blocking all traffic between Grand Case and the Orleans District. First shoveler has been removed. Discussions are underway for the truck. Students waiting to pass both sides.

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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: boucharda] #274299
01/27/2022 10:18 AM
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Google Maps also allows you to download locations for use without cell service or internet. Once you've downloaded the maps, all that's required is your phone's GPS signal, which typically doesn't involve paying for cell service. We had service last month, but we downloaded a map of the whole island just in case.

One thing to remember is that alternate routes based on traffic or road blocks may not be suggested if you're just using the GPS-only feature with downloaded maps rather than the internet. Your phone won't be getting the real-time data but will instead rely on what you've already saved. You could always check routes when you're connected to WiFi, though.

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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274301
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The road has been opened. For now.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: BillandElaine] #274303
01/27/2022 10:40 AM
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Update in the Daily Herald today. Link


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274327
01/27/2022 02:01 PM
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I once considered buying in SM but happy I did not. While I do not understand the details of this issue does not appear fair, perhaps a legal mess? Lesson learned.

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: BillandElaine] #274355
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Closed again

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: lovemysxm] #274356
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Yep!


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274361
01/27/2022 06:23 PM
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So much for dinner in GC tonight. We're in Orient Village and it was closed this morning preventing us from getting tested at Hope Estate. We took the circuitous route to Bellevue - both were negative. The road had reopened by then, but traffic was still hindered by the crowd at the gendarmerie. We're going home tomorrow to the cold, but won't be back until this and other issues are resolved. I'm tired of road closures.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Biturbo] #274362
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You two sure have had your fill! Safe travels home tomorrow, so glad we got to spend some time together.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Biturbo] #274365
01/27/2022 07:51 PM
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Biturbo--can't blame you at all. We don't go on vacation, to have to deal with all this stuff.


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: lovemysxm] #274369
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We got messed up there at 5.oo pm , hence had to turn back around and head the other way .

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274375
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What a cluster F.

Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274384
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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274425
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We love spending the day on Orient. Looks like we take the route through the French Quarter then on to Orleans and up!


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Re: Road block at Orient near Leader Price [Re: Carol_Hill] #274429
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Hmmm, if it was me I’d just stay put at BSV or thereabout and avoid the possible aggravation. 🤭🤭


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