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  • andynap's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 09:50 AM
    :up:
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  • JEK's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 09:25 AM
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  • islander's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 08:58 AM
    Time will tell, but as I said above, my view is that the borders will open between June 2nd and June 30th, as French holidays officially start on July 1st (unless there is a second wave of the pandemic, which, by looking at the numbers, is unlikely at this point). One can only speculate (as I've done above), but there are a few signs showing a possible loosening, including the new border form published last Friday which already includes, under specific conditions, an option to enter without testing/quarantine. You're right. The current procedure is clearly not "tourist friendly", but in my opinion this will change as soon as the borders reopen to welcome the vacationers (again, no later than July 1st IMHO). The Government would simply not allow French tourists (or others) to...
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  • amyb's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 08:49 AM
    Exactly right. A somber day to show gratitude for those who made the supreme sacrifice so that we could be free. RIP On Long Island the Scouts and Veterans do the flag planting at each grave at Pinelawn. A wonderful tradition.
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  • Hawke's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 08:13 AM
    Hawke started a thread Justice in Books, Movies, and TV
    We watch Judge Judy. Enjoy seeing people that scam and take advantage of others experience consequences.
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  • andynap's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 07:58 AM
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  • andynap's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 07:57 AM
    Thanks but stuck at home doing nothing else- well exercising and cooking maybe. Mrs. Maisel anyone?
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  • didier's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 07:54 AM
    1. highly unlikely sbh or sxm will open borders in june. and even if borders are required by france to open in june or july, there will be too many restrictions ( tests or confinement) to make it tourist friendly. 2. several top hotels will not open until oct/nov. most do not want to bring their staff back to the island until then. 3. several restaurants and hot spots for tourists are also not planning on opening till oct/nov. 4. large cruise ships have no plans to begin operations anytime soon, 5. even if the borders open, it will most likely not make much of a difference in the economy here in my opinion.
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  • Hawke's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 07:07 AM
    During these strange times; one thing stays the same. Andy and his menus. Thank you.
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  • Hawke's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 07:03 AM
    Great information. Stay safe.
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  • Hawke's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 07:00 AM
    Hawke replied to a thread LE TOINY in St Barts Island Main Forum
    Greed is definitely one of the deadly sins. Maybe and hopefully they do the right thing. Bad publicity if they don't. Good luck.
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  • Izzy's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 06:19 AM
    A day to set all else aside for remembrance and gratitude in honor of the courage and sacrifice of so many.
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  • islander's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 04:50 AM
    Clearly the (1st) wave of the pandemic has been moving westbound across the world. Asia, Middle East, Europe, North America, . And now Latin America. Once the peak of that wave has passed over a specific country (with a confirmed decrease of COVID-19 cases), authorities start to relax travel restrictions and re-open borders. We are currently seeing this happening in Europe (except for the UK where the virus came a little later). Greece, Italy, Spain, and France (all trying to save the summer season) will progressively reopen their borders in the coming weeks. By July, most travel restrictions in Europe will be gone. St Barth, being in the Americas region, geographically closer to the peak of the pandemic, is still exposed. The risk does not really come from its direct...
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  • steve8499's Avatar
    05-25-2020, 01:10 AM
    This hotel has no compassion for any affected by covad and not be booked my wife had virus and at same time hotel got closed and they are refusing to give refund what kind of people are these every insurance company american express etc are helping clients any one that books or stays here should not these people are horrible this place great but there are other hotels in st barth that same or are better and i am sure take care of there clients then hotel stay away
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    05-25-2020, 01:06 AM
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  • elgreaux's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 10:45 PM
    These are the forms you can fill out to get economic aid in St Barth... https://formulaires.impots.gouv.fr/formulaire/?fbclid=IwAR02QTi4tqScNaHSCIjt_7VYDQZ5q7m3Sk2-IfNVhmOdxOps1OpXVRkDfBs https://formulaires.impots.gouv.fr/formulaire/saisieFormulaire?
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  • J & M's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 10:34 PM
    Makes a man wonder what is being spoken under those grave stones about the folks talking behind a mask. Happy Memorial Day
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  • JEK's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 10:17 PM
    And this one is different in so many ways. The Old Guard flagging each grave at ANC
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  • andynap's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 09:59 PM
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  • shihadehs's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 07:51 PM
    Correct address....I have recently emailed Anna few months ago
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  • andynap's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 04:18 PM
    Someone is coughing. The original was posted before the lockdown. Everything is different now. Turnover is a natural progression every year. We will see what happens.
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  • Eve's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 02:48 PM
    Where there is smoke...
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  • islander's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 01:28 PM
    Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately many airlines are in critical situations right now, running out of cash and facing bankruptcy. Their strict cancellation policy might be explained by the fact that they simply don't have the cash to refund all customers. It really depends on how solid they are financially AND whether the airline in question has received state aid or not. Most large carriers have asked their government for state aid (including AA which asked for $12bn to the US government). I believe that WINAIR, a SXM-based airline, did not get support from the St Maarten government, which itself is completely broke. Amsterdam just provided local support to the country of St. Maarten. Regarding the "other" carrier between SXM and SBH, the French government is offering several...
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  • GMP62's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 01:07 PM
    GMP62 replied to a thread Incoming in Everything Else
    Nice video, John! We just saw our first hummingbird at our feeder today...a late start this year for this area. My guess is that it’s been a very cool spring here, for the most part, which has kept them at bay. Glad to finally see them...they’re just beautiful!
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  • elgreaux's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 12:39 PM
    I believe this is their email address: laurent.effel@wanadoo.fr
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  • BStetson's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 11:50 AM
    Thank you for the update. Do you happen to know their number or email?
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  • Bullneck's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 08:50 AM
    Agreed. We have reservations for the week of Thanksgiving but if we can't come we'll have to cancel.
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  • Divabella's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 02:30 AM
    JimA, we are supposed to be going to Italy in September our nonstop flights have been cancelled. Hotels will be open. I just don’t think we can get there. We’ll only do nonstop as there is just too much uncertainty now and I don’t want us to get stuck in the middle of Europe. Glad you liked LTC. How is Grand Case doing since Irma? Kevin, I agree about cancellation policy being key. We use a realtor. I’ll email them today. I don’t want to lose the unit but I also don’t want to lose the 30% deposit. We should be in Anguilla right now. Bumped it to July and now bumping to May 2021. There’s no way they’ll be open in less than 2 months.
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  • DaddyLeCool's Avatar
    05-24-2020, 01:37 AM
    Living in a country ( Singapore) where quarantine is strictly enforced for any entrant on the territory, I can say that the main problem with SBH about quarantine is : where do people spend quarantine if they are tourists ? Where do you put people who are tested positive to the virus ? Who is caring for them ( food, laundry, ...) We have in Singapore big teams and facilities ( hotels, most of them being closed for a while) dedicated to that, generally paid by the government, sometimes not ( when the traveller decided to leave the country after March 27). I mean, I do not see how quarantine could be implemented in such a small island when it will reopen for tourists. Look at Spain which declared yesterday borders would reopen without any quarantine ( or tests) as soon as July, just on...
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