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Old 02-05-2018, 03:09 PM
 
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Looks like STT has been banned, status show as Not A Member.
Oh ok. Well, at least they’ll know she’s ok.
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Oh ok. Well, at least they’ll know she’s ok.
And thats good, I always enjoyed her posts.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:01 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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STT is fine - even her home survived, some damage but not destroyed. She and her animals hunkered down in a back room against the mountain. She is selling breads and soaps made from/with moringa and "hand pies" - can't remember what she calls them. Look for her Sunday mornings at 4-corners. If you do see her, please give her our love.

From the pictures I've seen, her part of the island has recovered as far as the flora and fauna are concerned. Nature has a way of bouncing back long before the humans can get their stuff together.

Some of the resorts are also open.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:03 PM
 
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"Hand pies?" Pate'? (Pa-tay). As in gimme sal'fish pate?
Northside all greened up, but "normal" is quite a ways off.
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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For example, the electricity is an issue but we experience outages maybe 2-3 times a month for a few hours. Some months we have zero power issues. Your claim about power being out 80% of the time is a flagrant lie and stems from your bitterness. Problems can and should be discussed honestly.

Do people just accept that? Is there no pressure to improve?

I realize that St. Thomas was hit hard by the hurricanes, but I assume that you're referring to normal conditions. Your power goes off two or three times a month, for a few hours each time? I have trouble even imagining that. I've lived in my current home for 17 years. We lost power once, for a few hours, when a Category 1 hurricane came through. Other than that, I would guess that we've lost power maybe 4 or 5 times -- that's total, in 17 years, not monthly or even annually -- with none of the outages lasting longer than maybe 30 minutes, if that.

Oh well. The Caribbean isn't for me, but I'm glad you're satisfied with it.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:33 PM
 
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Do people just accept that? Is there no pressure to improve?

I realize that St. Thomas was hit hard by the hurricanes, but I assume that you're referring to normal conditions. Your power goes off two or three times a month, for a few hours each time? I have trouble even imagining that. I've lived in my current home for 17 years. We lost power once, for a few hours, when a Category 1 hurricane came through. Other than that, I would guess that we've lost power maybe 4 or 5 times -- that's total, in 17 years, not monthly or even annually -- with none of the outages lasting longer than maybe 30 minutes, if that.

Oh well. The Caribbean isn't for me, but I'm glad you're satisfied with it.
Of course there is pressure to improve and it has. It used to be worse but things have gotten better. Still much to do in that department though...and yes, I’m talking about normal conditions.

No need to explain power in the U.S. I was raised in the States so I’m aware that power is rarely lost. However, right now, I’ll take my 10 minute commute, beautiful beaches and better pay. So yes, I’m satisfied.

Not sure how you are equating one island with the entire Caribbean. Is the U.S. the same as Mexico? LOL. Every island is different.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Do people just accept that? Is there no pressure to improve?

I realize that St. Thomas was hit hard by the hurricanes, but I assume that you're referring to normal conditions. Your power goes off two or three times a month, for a few hours each time? I have trouble even imagining that. I've lived in my current home for 17 years. We lost power once, for a few hours, when a Category 1 hurricane came through. Other than that, I would guess that we've lost power maybe 4 or 5 times -- that's total, in 17 years, not monthly or even annually -- with none of the outages lasting longer than maybe 30 minutes, if that.

Oh well. The Caribbean isn't for me, but I'm glad you're satisfied with it.
I lost power today for two hours, in a minor Nor'easter. I live in Central NJ.

Better get used to it, Bus man, things are changing along with the climate changes..Experts say you are going to see some MAJOR outages in the coming years in your area...you are gonna have to learn to cope, my man

Just because you can't presently deal with a little inconvenience of lack of power doesn't mean the rest of the world can't cope...not everyone is a 'Canary in a Coal Mine.'

I also have a place in Puerto Rico..even before the huracáns hit, sporadic power outages are something we have always dealt with.
not a problem..

Personally, I am happy the Caribbean isn't for you...

'Different attitudes for different lattitudes'

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Old 03-03-2018, 06:53 AM
 
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Just a post script to my post above^
The Nor'easter that left me without power last night also hit the DelMarVa area (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia last night.
There are currently a little over 19,000 people in that area without Power as I write this.

I hope Bus man isn't one of those unfortunate people.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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I never been to the USVI but I heard those islands are not run well, or safe to walk the street. I do not go there.
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:40 PM
 
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We docked at St. Thomas one time for the day but we've heard so many bad things about the crime we didn't get off the ship. I got a Swedish massage instead.

St. Johns is incredible though.
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