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I'm a licensed fresh water operator and my wife is a dental hygentist are there any jobs for us in the islands? We were considering a move from our asparagus farm in a few years.

Posted : April 15, 2006 1:56 am
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Dear Sedlockfarm: Have you read through all the posts and other information on this forum? You'll get an excellent "feel" about jobs and relocation in general if you do, but it's next to impossible to give you a specific response as "a few years" make an enormous difference where the job market - or anything else - is concerned.

Researching this site may seem like a chore but it's well worth the effort and can also be very entertaining! Good luck!

Posted : April 15, 2006 12:34 pm
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what is a "licensed freshwater operator"? Boating?

People certainly have teeth here, so your wife would stand a good chance at employment with one of the dentists.

If you still like to eat asparagus after owning a farm, you will likely be disappointed in its condition by the time it is shipped to the islands' grocery stores. (Usually a bit slimy at the tips by the time it gets here)

Posted : April 15, 2006 12:50 pm
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Dental Hygentist- I know Dr Pomeranz (on St Thomas) was desperate at one time for one. This is one of those professions that takes training not available here, so probably needed.

I too await the description of fresh water operator. I am wondering if it could have anything to go with r/o plants?

Posted : April 15, 2006 1:37 pm
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No, he operates boats on lakes and rivers. I do believe if that is correct, that he will need an ocean license once he is here. One of my former tenants had the same thing. Took him a year to get it done!


Posted : April 15, 2006 2:02 pm
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A licensed fresh water operator runs a water purification plant for city water or community wells. I've seen a lot of references to cisterns. Is that the only way communities get fresh water?

Posted : April 25, 2006 10:46 pm
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Ok time to follow up.

Probably the best Aspargus farmers are "maybe around" Sacramento California.

Fresh water purification plants are all over the world.

Yes The Virgin Islands needs fresh water people.

You will find a need for fresh water and reverse osmosis plant operators all over the caribbean. Yes, most homes in the USVI have a cistern. There is a need for creative water operations in the Virgin Islands.

I am not sure what you are asking. Please be try to explain what you want to do.

Far too many people on this and other sites do not explain there direction and needs. It leaves the rest of us confused and wanting more specific information.

Hey folks...tell us want you want ..Don't be vague.

Posted : April 26, 2006 2:59 am
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A home cistern is a self contained unit. It is maintained by the home owners and is not connected to any public water system.

I too am not sure what the question is.

Posted : April 26, 2006 12:17 pm
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The main desalination facilities on STX are owned by the government as part of WAPA (water and power authority). They do bring in contractors from the mainland to handle some of the technical work as I understand it. The bulk of the employees will be locals with others from the mainland hired to fill specialty positions for which nobody on-island who applies has sufficient qualifications.

Posted : April 26, 2006 7:00 pm
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