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  • Jeanette's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 06:13 PM
    Hopper, the virus is on the island, but it's dengue fever. I was horrified to read this today. Absente de l’île depuis octobre 2016, la dengue est revenue en novembre 2019. Et elle se répand, avec cinquante cas “cliniquement évocateurs” de la dengue sur notre île recensés au terme des deux premières semaines de l’année, et l’identification de douze cas biologiquement confirmés entre les mois de décembre et janvier. « La situation est à suivre avec attention », écrit Santé Publique France dans son bulletin du 24 janvier. L’épidémie est désormais bien installée en Guadeloupe (4.000 personnes touchées), et le seuil est proche à Saint-Martin avec 420 cas identifiés. Pour rappel, le meilleur moyen de lutter contre la dengue est d’éviter la prolifération des moustiques (supprimer toute...
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  • GMP62's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 06:11 PM
    I think St Barth Properties lists them. Check there website: www.stbarth.com. Probably listed with other agencies as well.
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  • NancySC's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 05:11 PM
    Hopper I don't get this, seems no one else does either. Why are you calling it a virus ?
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  • Molly C's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 04:58 PM
    Hi! A few years ago we saw that there were a couple new 1-BR units opening up on the beachfront but I cannot locate them via the villa rental companies. Any ideas of ho manages these? Thanks very much!
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  • dadto6's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 03:41 PM
    24loar, Sorry to hear about your spoiled dining expereince. I raised my children and grandchildren that they are to be seen and not heard. Disruption by children in a fine dining establishment is not acceptable. Get a baby sitter and order take away for children that are not well behaved. The real problem are the parents! NO excuse.
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  • anne's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 03:07 PM
    Does anyone know if Apple Music or Pandora works on the island? :thinking1: Thank you! -Anne
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  • didier's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 02:44 PM
    highly unlikely that any shops would be open in Gustavia the day of carnaval. elsewhere on the island, it may be a different story.
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  • GMP62's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 02:12 PM
    “Croque Mr”....that made me chuckle :tongue:
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  • amyb's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 02:02 PM
    A local hairdresser had a sign that said something like ANY CHILD WHO DOES NOT BEHAVE WILL BE SENT HOME WITH A KITTEN, FREE. Not fair to cat lovers, but it worked and there really were no kittens to pass on, but the patrons got the message.
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  • 24loar's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 01:49 PM
    We just got home from a delightful week in SBH, and we learned several things. The SJU-SBH Tradewind transfer is definitely the way to go-excellent service. The new road signs were an unexpected treat. After numerous trips over the last 22 years I have learned the roads, warts and all, and no longer depend on maps or signs. But now there are logical, clear directions everywhere. As the Brits would say: "Well signposted". I learned that I will never again climb down to Colombier Beach from the lookout-too old, too steep! And L'Esprit is THE place for food, service and ambience. I do have one gripe, perhaps also a function of birthday disease (age). Dining at Maya's is a special experience, on several levels. But the night we chose to eat there was apparently "kids eat free'" night. Two...
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  • Jeanette's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 01:46 PM
    Are the shops in Gustavia open on the day of Carnaval?
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  • didier's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 01:36 PM
    if you ship a car/truck from Miami on tropical shipping, the cost is around 3000 dollars, plus you will pay duty when it arrives in sbh around 5 percent of the cost of the car plus 5 percent of the 3000 dollar shipping costs. I have shipped before, but now the inspections are very strict on everything, even down to the mud flaps on a truck. Just because you get a car here, does not always mean it will pass inspection, if it does not pass inspection, you cannot register it here nor get insurance here. Its better to buy here in my opinion, the last car I bought was from Gumbs rental car company. the inspection was done before I purchased the car by the car rental company. all of the rental car companies on the island sell cars that they have had in their fleet for a few years.
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  • tcpnyc's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 01:26 PM
    I wrote a few months back about my family relocating to SBH for a few years- and it now looks like it is happening!!! This forum was a great resource! One of the few outstanding items is a car. Friends down there from the US say it's easier to lease a car having a US license, but they (hertz) wants $900 per month for a duster! I am more than happy to buy one in the states and ship over if that is the smartest approach...or buying something used on SBH. Being form NYC, my license doesn't transfer so I will to do a French driving test in a year (which should be an adventure unto itself) anyway- looking for any advice
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  • didier's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 12:46 PM
    couple of thoughts on your info: You are correct on where to be picked up by the buses to be transported into town. parade does not actually get to le repaire ( its first official stop) until around 3.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 12:35 PM
    Thanks George.
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  • GeorgeD's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 12:22 PM
    Where do the buses pick you up and let you off on Carnival day? They pick you up at U Marcket's parking and let you off at the dock of public. What time does all driving stop in the town on Carnival day? Traffic will be blocked from 1:00 pm. When does driving reopen on Carnival day? At 6:00pm How late does Carnival last? What time is the parade? And how long does it last? The parade will start at 2:30pm and can last until 6:00pm
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  • LindaP's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 12:17 PM
    One year, on a solo St Barths trip; I stayed at Carl Gustaf, each room had their own plunge pool. Every night I would go out into the pool and be serenaded by the tree frogs, sometimes they would even be close enough to me to observe their little suction cupped toes and colorful eyes. I miss that sound!
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  • lvbookworm's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 12:01 PM
    This is a PERFECT comparison! :laughing-cry: Next time I accidentally set off our house alarm I'm going to pretend it's just frogs.
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 11:46 AM
    From Le News, here is the menu from Carré:
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  • Tom H's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 11:24 AM
    Not only great to see these familiar faces, but even more so the smiles all around! Thanks for sharing Ed.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 11:18 AM
    I anticipated the appearance of your outstanding visual aid.
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  • GMP62's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 10:31 AM
    lvbookworm, you’re writing is very eloquent and joyful to read! I feel as if we are right there with you. Well done and thanks for sharing!
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 10:23 AM
    I see that sign every day.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 10:02 AM
    This would be another novel by an author that I previously enjoyed (THE ADDRESS, the story of New York’s Dakota Hotel/apartment building.) In this book we get the history of GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL as well as a picture of the art world of the 30’s, the struggle for recognition of Female artists and illustrators, and the battle to keep landmark status for the terminal that was finally granted due to the involvement of New Yorker Jackie Kennedy Onassis and many other preservationist who did not want to see its uniqueness demolished as had been the case with Penn Station.
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  • cec1's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 09:55 AM
    So nice to see you here again, Voosh! And, great recollections . . . particularly remembering that un-paved road from Lurin down to St. Jean!
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  • cec1's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 09:52 AM
    Beautiful prose in your writing . . . and Kelly’s lunch looks delicious!
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  • GramChop's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 09:50 AM
    Speaking of your bride....HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MRS. MENACE!! :party:
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  • GramChop's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 09:36 AM
    Reading this at work on a hectic Friday morning is good for my soul. You write a lovely trip report lvbookworm!
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  • PeterLynn's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 09:11 AM
    Same here. First night, also above (and east) of St Jean. Wife thought that a burglar alarm was going off!
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