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ms411
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March 13, 2015 11:32 am  

Per today's Avis. Developer supposedly does not want to fight protesters.


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Alana33
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March 13, 2015 11:37 am  

Wish I could read the article.
If true, it's wonderful news!


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ms411
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March 13, 2015 11:47 am  

Buy the Avis so you can read it.


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Alana33
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March 13, 2015 11:53 am  

Not going to town today nor near anywhere that sells the Avis.


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ms411
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March 13, 2015 12:00 pm  

Some other media source will probably report it, so be patient.


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March 13, 2015 2:14 pm  

The article says that, according to Mapp who spoke at a St Thomas Rotary luncheon meeting yesterday, the developers have changed their minds.

It had been recently reported that the Hyatt had already decided against participating in the development so the news may not be too surprising since the hotel was to be the focal point of the development.

Janette Millin Young has expressed her great disappointment ...


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March 13, 2015 2:41 pm  

"Janette Millin Young has expressed her great disappointment ..."

Not exactly environmentally aware or conscientious is she?
I'll have to remember that when I next vote.


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March 13, 2015 4:35 pm  

Mandahl - dead
WICO dock - dead but may resurrect in different location
Stadium - dead for now
Will Coral Bay join the list of dead or nearly dead?

Clarence Payne who didn't get back in as senator wrote a great environmental letter a few weeks ago which was published in at least 2 sources. "What Price Our Beaches" was name of it, I think.

Maybe he'll run again.


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March 13, 2015 6:47 pm  

Can we have it on St. Croix since you guys don't want it??? Please?


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March 13, 2015 6:54 pm  

Can we have it on St. Croix since you guys don't want it??? Please?

Ask Monarch Mapp if he can get them for you.


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March 13, 2015 9:12 pm  

You're welcome to it!


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Peachey
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March 13, 2015 10:19 pm  

They should built it on the old Hovensa site. They couldn't possibly damage that eco-system anymore then it already is. Clean up the area, and bring in much needed economic vitality to the island.


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March 13, 2015 11:17 pm  

There is no "old hovensa site"


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Peachey
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March 13, 2015 11:27 pm  

So there is no site that used to be an operating oil refinery, but is now just a holding site? I could have sworn I have read posts about it here, as well as many articles online. I must be mistaken.


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March 13, 2015 11:51 pm  

Maybe the old Harvey/Martin Marietta / Vialco site. It has been closed for 20 years and they are still cleaning up the polluted ground.


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March 14, 2015 3:51 pm  

Thanks. I saw the article this morning but with the attorney, George Dudley, unwilling to comment, I still have doubts about the project being completely dropped since Mapp seems to have a propensity to put his "spin" on things.


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March 14, 2015 4:56 pm  

You only ever hear one side of the story when it comes to Mapp.


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March 15, 2015 11:33 am  

Here's the Daily News article which has a bit more depth to it.
http://m.virginislandsdailynews.com/news/mandahl-project-dead-lawsuit-lives-on-1.1848142

Glad they are going ahead with the lawsuit. Hopefully, it will get settled, once and for all, that Mandahl Bay is not a site to be developed but to remain for public use and not for a massive and inappropriate, invasive development.


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