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New U.S. sponsored Caribbean security plan

 
GoodToGo
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It's probably a stretch but my wife said she saw a whole bunch of marines on island (STX) yesterday. I wonder if this is related: Clinton unveils Caribbean security plan

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Topic starter Posted : June 10, 2010 8:08 pm
rks
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There are 43 National Guard engineers on island for a training exercise at the moment. Could be them you saw.

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Posted : June 10, 2010 9:52 pm
SkysTheLimit
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I hear they are Army national guard engineers here to demolish the old Salt River hotel on the point on Judith Fancy.

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Posted : June 11, 2010 5:43 pm
jefgar
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I thought that's supposed to be done by someone under contract to the Nat'l Park Service, since it's on NPS property.

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Posted : June 12, 2010 12:45 am
rks
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The NG is partnering with the NPS for the hotel demolition phase of the project and the DOD has contributed $1.9m to make it happen. The NG is contracting some aspects of the project, like equipment rental, to local contractors. For the NG it is a training exercise and for the NPS it saves money. Win-win! (Happy Guardsmen and Women staying at Carambola for lots of $$$= win-win-win!)

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Posted : June 12, 2010 12:03 pm
terry
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With all of the things that need to be done it seems a waste to spend 1.9M tearing down that structure.

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Posted : June 12, 2010 4:12 pm
Edward
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The story is in today's Avis. Wisconsin and VI National Guards cleaning up Salt River area.

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Posted : June 12, 2010 6:26 pm
GoodToGo
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Maybe they'd be better used managing the cleanup of oily beaches on our Gulf Coast...

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Topic starter Posted : June 15, 2010 8:03 pm
Linda J
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Unfortunately, you are talking about apples and oranges.

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Posted : June 15, 2010 11:41 pm
Novanut
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Or maybe mangos and papayas...

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Posted : June 16, 2010 1:43 am
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