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Bombi
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I just heard that Home Depot is a no go due to lack of another anchor store.

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Topic starter Posted : August 14, 2008 7:19 pm
Betty
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I hope the rumor mill is wrong on this one, really looking forward to it.

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Posted : August 14, 2008 8:34 pm
trw
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well i just emailed them,so if a bunch of us did that we'd probally get a definitive answer

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Posted : August 14, 2008 8:41 pm
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Dear Troy, The Home Depot Customer Care is in receipt of your email. In reference to your email, please know that specific opening information for a Home Depot store in Virgin Islands is not available. Its great to hear from a customer who is anxious to shop at The Home Depot. Please visit, http://careers.homedepot.com/grandopenings for updates on this store's grand opening date. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to assisting you with all of your home improvement needs. Sincerely, PratikCustomer Care

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Posted : August 15, 2008 8:27 am
trw
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lol, ok so i got a non answer,it's someone else's turn now

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Posted : August 15, 2008 8:28 am
Bombi
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rumor this morning on AM100 that WAPA is for sale.

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Topic starter Posted : August 15, 2008 12:18 pm
GoodToGo
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Did they speculate how much the government would have to give someone to take it over?

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Posted : August 15, 2008 1:11 pm
Bombi
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A Puerto Rican Utility was mentioned.

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Topic starter Posted : August 15, 2008 2:15 pm
Alexandra
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they'll probably sell to Chavez. Then he can provide jet fuel for the turbines at no charge, still charge the customers whatever he wants (he's a dictator, after all) and import workers from Venezuela. Pretty soon we'll all be speaking Spanish and the Venezuelans will have an outpost in the Virgin Islands. From there it's a quick hop to Miami where they already speak Spanish thanks to the incursion of so many Cubans and Puerto Ricans over the past 50 years, so new Venezuelan arrivals will feel right at home. Therefore the Venezuelan takeover of the USA will be directly attributable to the USVI Government not paying their WAPA bill.

And it must be true since it's on the Coconut Telegraph. 😉

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Posted : August 17, 2008 1:55 am
Ronnie
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I heard the VI got a gold medal at the Olympics.

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Posted : August 17, 2008 2:10 am
Linda J
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American Airlines is now letting USVI residents fly free on standby.

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Posted : August 17, 2008 10:38 am
stxdreamer
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American Airlines is now letting USVI residents fly free on standby.

Huh? Free from where?

Steve

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Posted : August 17, 2008 2:20 pm
Lizard
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AA will fly you free of charge from "Slabovia" to the USVI, however you must be a Native of the USVI or a Slab citizen!

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Posted : August 17, 2008 2:41 pm
Trade
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Wrong, Linda. All VI residents fly first class free, space available. 😉 Oh, wait. That's just senators and hospital directors & their wives.

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Posted : August 17, 2008 2:42 pm
trw
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hey the island of sint soomewhar elhse has free everything

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Posted : August 17, 2008 3:03 pm
Bombi
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jelly fish in Princess area

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Topic starter Posted : August 18, 2008 12:18 pm
Bombi
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The ship THE WORLD will be docked in F'sted Jan 7-8. This is the one that people live on.

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Topic starter Posted : August 18, 2008 2:46 pm
islandjoan
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Pretty cool! This is what their website says about Frederiksted

http://www.aboardtheworld.com/our-journey/itineraries/20090108

Frederiksted, St. Croix: 7 Jan 2009

Tiny Frederiksted, with a population of less than 1000, is St. Croix’s main port. The landmark rust-coloured Fort Frederik, built in the 1750s to protect the town from marauding pirates, is said to have fired the first salute by a foreign nation in support of American independence in 1776. The fort was also the site of Governor-General Peter von Sholten’s emancipation proclamation of 1848, which freed the slaves of the Danish West Indies.

Many of the shops and restaurants are found on Strand Street, adjacent to the harbour. The town retains a charming Victorian ambience, having been rebuilt after a fire destroyed most of the wooden structures in 1878.

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Posted : August 18, 2008 2:57 pm
Peggy
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Now that's the boating life!!! I could live there.

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Posted : August 18, 2008 6:06 pm
marlene
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Thanks Bombi and IslandJoan

Great sleuthing!

Marlene

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Posted : August 19, 2008 12:09 am
Bombi
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Possible shark bite at Buck Island last Sunday. Women gets 175 stitches in her foot. She is sure it was a Lemon Shark but NPS thinks it was a barracuda.

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Topic starter Posted : August 19, 2008 8:26 pm
marlene
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The woman is the girl who owns the green and red Mocko Jumbie boat at Salt River. Elizabeth. Did you see the pics in todays paper? Can you imagine, they had to sail back, get in another boat to shore, then off to the hospital. Probably was an hour before she saw a doctor.

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Posted : August 19, 2008 11:06 pm
goalusvi
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Did you hear her on Free Speech? She was so laid back about it and even said she was glad that if had to happen that it happened to her and not a tourist.

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Posted : August 20, 2008 10:29 am
no0ne
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Article on shark bite:

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17627821

I would like to post that the article says this:

Rafe Boulon, chief of resource management for the V.I. National Park on St. John, said Monday that shark attacks in the territory are almost nonexistent. He said the only documented shark encounter in recent history was at Magens Bay more than 35 years ago. He said while there are reef sharks, nurse sharks, bull sharks, tiger sharks, whale sharks and other variety of sharks in local waters, they are not very aggressive and do not attack.

Edit: sharks are a non-issue in the VI, especially considering how many millions of people a year spend in the VI waters.

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Posted : August 20, 2008 2:40 pm
Trade
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Kelsey Grammar's half-brother was killed by sharks but that was many years ago off STT.

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Posted : August 20, 2008 2:41 pm
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