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DixieChick
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February 15, 2012 1:23 pm  

what kind of area is mary's fancy. long time island resident but have always lived on the east end. but if you want to be closer to the hospital then i agree in regards to judiths fancy. but of course there are alot of nice houses that are not really in any so called community.

but if your kids will not go to a private school then i think (my opinion) pearl b. looks like a nice non-private school.


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Mrsyogadoc
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February 15, 2012 3:42 pm  

I'm originally from San Diego area, southern California. It's a shame about the fact people don't drive scooters. Lots of scooters here in Italy and folks drive crazy here too! I'm almost certain streets couldn't be worse than they are here. I have friends who broke suspensions on their cars from the potholes! I'll get a chance to compare in August.


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SydSol
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February 25, 2012 4:53 pm  

It is indeed a tragedy you can't ride a scooter here. It's so perfect for it. I still have hope, especially as gas prices climb I think more scooters will appear. Again it's a road damage issue and bad drivers. I have seen more bicyclists on the road which is a good thing. I do believe things will improve for the better and well have scooters. I hope to get one eventually for short distances to the store. Much more efficient.


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ChanelCinq
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February 26, 2012 6:56 am  

Are the roads that bad? Like cottage cheese potholes? There are a lot of potholes in San Juan but I know where they are and in unfamiliar territory I drive slow. There are even some super deep ones on the freeway but those ones they fix after a month because at 60MPH there could be a major accident.

So if the drivers are that bad then that probably means the cops never pull over anyone for any type of moving violation. I swear the USVI is sounding more and more like PR every time I read these threads. ANd do the cops drive around with their lights on all the time?


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February 26, 2012 11:11 am  

no the cops do not drive around with their lights on all the time. and yes the roads are bad. once you know where the pot holes are, you can try to navigate around them but much harder to do at night.


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ChanelCinq
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February 26, 2012 2:15 pm  

no the cops do not drive around with their lights on all the time. and yes the roads are bad. once you know where the pot holes are, you can try to navigate around them but much harder to do at night.

I am glad the cops don;t drive around with their lights on. There seams to be no point to it at all. If they are on duty their lights are flashing.

So I assume moving violations don't really exist if the drivers are so bad. The cops don't pull people over?


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February 26, 2012 2:22 pm  

no the cops do not drive around with their lights on all the time. and yes the roads are bad. once you know where the pot holes are, you can try to navigate around them but much harder to do at night.

I am glad the cops don;t drive around with their lights on. There seams to be no point to it at all. If they are on duty their lights are flashing.

So I assume moving violations don't really exist if the drivers are so bad. The cops don't pull people over?

Drivers are pulled over all the time. My business was right on a main road and, on average, three drivers were pulled over right in front of my building every day at different hours for various violations such as seat belts not being used, faulty lights, expired registrations, etc. A least once a week I drive past police officers on the side of the road checking passing vehicles,


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February 26, 2012 2:30 pm  

Interesting, with all the violent crime and drug dealing around Tarts bar in smith bay, the cops are "investigating" tail lights. Good god!


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February 26, 2012 2:58 pm  

Interesting, with all the violent crime and drug dealing around Tarts bar in smith bay, the cops are "investigating" tail lights. Good god!

There was no "drug dealing" around my restaurant and there were two incidents of "violent crime" in the 16 years I operated the business.


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ChanelCinq
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February 26, 2012 3:16 pm  

Well at least your tax dollars are being used. I really have no clue what the police here do. I remember shortly after I moved here 18 months ago there was a huge bust by the Feds. The busted about 250 local police in drug trafficking issues.

But if you live in the USVI and the police know you do they not pull you over for moving violations. You guys all say how awful the drivers are. Well here in PR they can get away with it because no one ever gets pulled over and they know that. And accidents happen. A couple weeks ago I witnessed an accident where a guy stopped at a red light. The guy behind him figured that red lights don't mean anything as many people here think and barreled into the guy at about 45 MPH. It was bad. The light runner pushed the other guy about 70 feet.

So do the cops only pull over for tail lights and seat belts and ignore traffic violations? And FYI I am not a bad driver. I obey all laws except speeding. I hate going slow. But I am in no way reckless.


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February 26, 2012 3:24 pm  

I'm one of the slowest drivers in the world, never in a hurry but when I occasionally notice the speed limit signs of STT I see that I am technically speeding about 99% of the time. I believe if I actually followed the speed limits, given how slow I drive, I'd be getting rear-ended once a week by a buzzed driver not paying attention.


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ChanelCinq
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February 26, 2012 3:34 pm  

I'm one of the slowest drivers in the world, never in a hurry but when I occasionally notice the speed limit signs of STT I see that I am technically speeding about 99% of the time. I believe if I actually followed the speed limits, given how slow I drive, I'd be getting rear-ended once a week by a buzzed driver not paying attention.

LOL! OK good news! By the way did you live in PR? Actually I'll PM you.


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shibuya
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February 26, 2012 8:18 pm  

"Hunker down on a compound, go out and get essentials once a week"

i'm hoping that was facetious.

i love mid-island. my experience is with judith fancy (which can be overpriced but is safe and nice and good walking areas) but i have heard that Queen's Quarter (also mid-island) is a cheaper and comparable alternative.


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blu4u
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February 26, 2012 8:50 pm  

Interesting, with all the violent crime and drug dealing around Tarts bar in smith bay, the cops are "investigating" tail lights. Good god!

There was no "drug dealing" around my restaurant and there were two incidents of "violent crime" in the 16 years I operated the business.

Another smelly load of self-serving baloney!

So as not to rain on the SMITH BAY COMMUNITY ACTION groups' parade, I'll refrain form posting links to the hunderds of news stories from 1995 to date. I will state that in order to solve a problem one must first admit to having a problem. The smith bay group is on the correct course with the clean-ups involving local residents and school groups.


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February 26, 2012 9:58 pm  

Interesting, with all the violent crime and drug dealing around Tarts bar in smith bay, the cops are "investigating" tail lights. Good god!

There was no "drug dealing" around my restaurant and there were two incidents of "violent crime" in the 16 years I operated the business.

Another smelly load of self-serving baloney!

So as not to rain on the SMITH BAY COMMUNITY ACTION groups' parade, I'll refrain form posting links to the hunderds of news stories from 1995 to date. I will state that in order to solve a problem one must first admit to having a problem. The smith bay group is on the correct course with the clean-ups involving local residents and school groups.

You have not a clue. I was one of the forerunners of the Smith Bay Group. Where were you? No self serving baloney here You have some bloody nerve casting aspersions and hurling diatribes.


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blu4u
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February 26, 2012 10:22 pm  

Interesting, with all the violent crime and drug dealing around Tarts bar in smith bay, the cops are "investigating" tail lights. Good god!

There was no "drug dealing" around my restaurant and there were two incidents of "violent crime" in the 16 years I operated the business.

BALONEY!!! Should I start listing names of the convicted and deceased???? Do you really want to go there? My statement was around " Tarts bar in bay smith bay"--meaning the parking lot and "neighbor hood". Maybe two "incidents" inside the bar, I give you that. "


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blu4u
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February 27, 2012 1:25 am  

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Drivers are pulled over all the time. My business was right on a main road and, on average, three drivers were pulled over right in front of my building every day at different hours for various violations such as seat belts not being used, faulty lights, expired registrations, etc. A least once a week I drive past police officers on the side of the road checking passing vehicles,

Given the significant amount of violent crime and drug dealing in the general area surrounding the aforementioned "business", I feel that the police officer's time would be better utilized by interacting on a more personal level with the neighborhood. Perhaps if the cops got out of the car walked around, chatted up the locals, observed the "goings on" less crime would occur and more crime would be solved. Personally (my opinion) I don't feel any safer when cops write expired registration tickets. Conversely, I do feel safer when I see officers on foot mingling with the local population. Just my opinion.....

Additionally, some "business" in the area take extra measures to provide for their customers. Coral World, for example, is well managed, clean, safe, has on site secure parking and supplies a quality experience. Many good folks live in Smith Bay and I wish them all continued success with their well intended improvement efforts. Peace.


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OldTart
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February 27, 2012 11:08 am  

Interesting, with all the violent crime and drug dealing around Tarts bar in smith bay, the cops are "investigating" tail lights. Good god!

There was no "drug dealing" around my restaurant and there were two incidents of "violent crime" in the 16 years I operated the business.

BALONEY!!! Should I start listing names of the convicted and deceased???? Do you really want to go there? My statement was around " Tarts bar in bay smith bay"--meaning the parking lot and "neighbor hood". Maybe two "incidents" inside the bar, I give you that. "

Then do so. You remain incorrect.


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