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  1. Re: Have any forum members recently traveled from the U.S. to St. Barths?

    Check with Tradewind. Unless something has changed, you need to exit the secure area to get to the Tradewind checkin counter, and the Tradewind lounge is also outside the secure area.
  2. Thread: Tipping

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    Re: Tipping

    I have had one experience where I tried to have a tip added to the credit card charge, but was told that the owner didn't allow it. I did leave a tip, but being short on € at that moment, I left it...
  3. Thread: Roxy

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    Re: Roxy

    The SXM airport is closed to US flights until at least 7/15. What happens on/after that date is solely up to the Sint Maarten government.
  4. Thread: Fish market

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    Re: Fish market

    Parts is parts. There are some parts which I'm very fond of. Fish cheeks and beef cheeks come to mind. I wouldn't have a problem with the eyes. I'm a little bit hesitant about sweetbreads - I'll...
  5. Thread: Tipping

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    Re: Tipping

    I'm a student of the "Andy" tipping practice, I usually tip, and I usually tip nicely. I find "tip trolling" to be objectionable. Tip Trolling is a great incentive for me to keep a few extra Euros...
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    Re: Happy 4th Of July!

    Indeed.

    I like the Cherry Grove photos too. It's nice that you have a place to get away to, and still avoid crowds.
  7. Thread: Maps and Roads

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    Re: Maps and Roads

    I've tried another of the things that Mods can do, which is much more fun than timeouts, LOL.

    I thought that the discussion of Maps, Roads, and Departmental Route Numbers deserved to be in its...
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    Re: Jobs on St. Barth - US Citizen?

    OH MY! That's a meal, a Jojo Special, I think? Double beef, bacon, a fried egg (don't knock it until you've tried it), a little salad (lettuce, tomato, onion), and, if I recall correctly, maybe some...
  9. Thread: Maps and Roads

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    Re: Maps and Roads

    I had forgotten the D212.

    OK, switching from my paper map to the Google, I’ve learned a bit more:

    D209 - The route runs from Gustavia to Toiny, with a branch at the top of the Camaruche...
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    Re: Development at Petit Anse

    I had forgotten the D212.

    OK, switching from my paper map to the Google, I’ve learned a bit more:

    D209 - The route runs from Gustavia to Toiny, with a branch at the top of the Camaruche...
  11. Thread: Maps and Roads

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    Re: Maps and Roads

    Rosemond may be able to provide better information than I can, but this is what I know. There are actually road signs, maybe 2.5”by 5” which have the official Departmental (The “D” I think) route...
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    Re: Development at Petit Anse

    Rosemond may be able to provide better information than I can, but this is what I know. There are actually road signs, maybe 2.5”by 5” which have the official Departmental (The “D” I think) route...
  13. Thread: Sunday lunch

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    Re: Sunday lunch

    Le Toiny is worth a phone call. Back in May they said that they would be a Private Club on weekdays, but they may have now tightened to be totally Private Club. It’s worth a phone call to discover...
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    Re: Development at Petit Anse

    According to what Mike has shared, it's a 3BR villa with underground parking.
  15. Thread: SXM update 7/1

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    Re: SXM update 7/1

    The link below is to the site which contains the Health Declaration form:

    https://stmaartenentry.com/
  16. Re: sxm closed to usa for two weeks when airport re-opens July 1

    I listened to most of the hour-long Press Conference with the Prime Minister (opening and closing) and the minister of Tourism (actually TEATT), who provided the meat of the conference, and the...
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    Re: Do Not Want To Be The One

    The problem is that some find the term racist, some believe that it promotes racism, and some simply find it objectionable.

    Knock it off.
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    Re: Do Not Want To Be The One

    Enough with the WuFlu.
  19. Re: Destroyed by Irma, the bell tower of the Catholic church of Gustavia will be rebu

    For a time, Le Brigantin restaurant was at that location. It was a long time ago, probably over 30 years ago. I don't know when it closed, or if I ever dined there. Erik at Le Repaire worked there...
  20. Thread: Honeymoon Help

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    Re: Honeymoon Help

    I've never visited in August. The first week in September is the historical peak of the hurricane season in St Barth. Towards the end of August many of the hotels close, and most hotels and their...
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    Re: The Service for Marius and website link

    And then there was Sputnik!
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    Re: AA and Jet Blue from FL?

    Forty years ago, in an entry level job, a coworker and I spoke about our nationwide call-in clients in airport codes. She was a former flight attendant. I was a...
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    Re: SBH-Related Coronavirus Information

    Sint Maarten is still reporting that there are no active cases there.

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    Re: SBH-Related Coronavirus Information

    ARS is now providing weekly updates rather than daily updates. Here is the June 19 - June 26 update from ARS Guadeloupe:

    There is no update for St Barthelemy, as there are no new cases on St ...
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    Le Weekly #430 is Available

    A special edition of Le Weekly, the English-language newspaper published by Le Journal de Saint-Barth is out. It contains a large section on Marius.

    You can download it at...
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    Re: A Memory of Times at "The Office"

    Amy, the post which JEK linked says that the sign was installed "just after Marius' 80th birthday", which would be, I think, 2003. My recollection is that the name came before the sign.





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    Re: AA and Jet Blue from FL?

    The fear of importing cases of COVID from the US to other locations, including SXM, is very real for many people. SXM, like SBH, is requiring a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of the arrival...
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    A Memory of Times at "The Office"

    In these days of "not much going on", I thought that another memory of "the old days" might be welcome. This one consists of a mix of memories which go back to 30 years ago (Maxi Taxi!), but the...
  29. Thread: Pearl Beach BBQ

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    Re: Pearl Beach BBQ

    Here's something else which may be of interest, but it may be out of the water in August due to Hurricane Season.

    https://www.stbarthsailor.com/yellow-submarine
  30. Thread: Pearl Beach BBQ

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    Re: Pearl Beach BBQ

    I don't recall having seen anything from Pearl Beach regarding the fire show in quite some time, and it isn't mentioned on their list of Weekly Events at...
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    Re: Will France Block US Traveller’s?

    My understanding is that while St Barth is French, it is not a part of the EU.
  32. Re: CASTAWAYS ON A FRENCH ISLE Published: March 31, 1985

    I'm thinking of two places close to El Sereno where you might have dined in '91. The most likely restaurant would have been Le Flamboyant, located in a house that was not too far of a walk from El...
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    Re: COVID-19 testing center hours?

    Thanks Ellen. I've gone back and un-muddied the waters which I muddied.
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    Re: COVID-19 testing center hours?

    Now I'm second-guessing myself and wondering if Donna's number should have been left in the posts.
  35. Re: Marius' Funeral - words read by Sue O'Donnell written by friend Jeff Gardner

    Well Done, both Jeff and Sue.
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