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LiquidFluoride
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June 21, 2013 12:24 pm  

It will provide jobs...

*-) It may provide jobs, but for who?

that's always the ploy in order to get local approval for a project, and time and time again the results are negative.....

I Highly doubt that these businesses come here and do NOT provide local jobs, in fact I think your statement is nearly completely false (I do recognize there are some negative results, but not all, or even the majority)

If the "western" life style is desired, things like this must happen, if it's desired to go back to small farming communities that's possible too, either way though something must happen as the island currently does not sustain itself through anything other than tourism currently with a minor exception being the rum plants, or is there other productive (producing) industry here that I am unaware of?

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June 21, 2013 1:03 pm  

is that the flooding from a few years back?

2010


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Cruz
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June 21, 2013 1:18 pm  

It will provide jobs...

*-) It may provide jobs, but for who?

that's always the ploy in order to get local approval for a project, and time and time again the results are negative.....

I Highly doubt that these businesses come here and do NOT provide local jobs, in fact I think your statement is nearly completely false (I do recognize there are some negative results, but not all, or even the majority)

If the "western" life style is desired, things like this must happen, if it's desired to go back to small farming communities that's possible too, either way though something must happen as the island currently does not sustain itself through anything other than tourism currently with a minor exception being the rum plants, or is there other productive (producing) industry here that I am unaware of?

just my opinion and observation.....the word JOBS is always thrown out, yet time and time again, we see and hear about work crews being brought in from off island. And we're not talking about highly specialized jobs either.

And the jobs that locals do get are a handful....not an abundance. I'm not against projects and new investments. I'm just tired of hearing jobs being used as a benefit and not yielding results.


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susan56
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June 21, 2013 2:55 pm  

Maybe if the locals had a better work ethic they could get those jobs.

When I got a job in STX I was told if I showed up for work and didn't steal from them I was golden...which I was!

NYSue


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Cruz
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June 21, 2013 4:30 pm  

Maybe if the locals had a better work ethic they could get those jobs.

When I got a job in STX I was told if I showed up for work and didn't steal from them I was golden...which I was!

smh...lady I'm not even going to waste my time and dignify you with a proper response. Go ahead and feel comfortable to cast a wide aspersion on all local people.


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Jamison
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June 21, 2013 4:34 pm  

Maybe if the locals had a better work ethic they could get those jobs.

When I got a job in STX I was told if I showed up for work and didn't steal from them I was golden...which I was!

smh...lady I'm not even going to waste my time and dignify you with a proper response. Go ahead and feel comfortable to cast a wide aspersion on all local people.

She is a troll on this board and better to not respond to.


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loungestx
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June 22, 2013 4:48 pm  

Well, that was def not the most tactful or PC thing to say but it is worth noting that if people really do think that to be true, true or not it is a problem of perception that needs addressing if you want businesses to hire locally. Also it has been noted many times on this board that service quality IS a problem locally, (that does not mean theft and I personally have never had a problem with that), The Government tourism board agrees and that is why they offer classes on making it better. I can not comment on if there really is a problem with hiring off island but if it is true perhaps this perception is the problem.


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susan56
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June 28, 2013 2:05 am  

Not trolling.....been there and done that!

NYSue


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Jamison
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June 29, 2013 1:01 pm  

Yes you are a troll and I don't even know why you post on this board anymore.


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jwidjaja
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July 5, 2013 1:17 am  

What we don't need is a super resort where people stay behind the walls and don't experience what we have to offer. What we do need are smaller 10-20 room hotels, locally owned B&B type places, with local mahogany and art decorating it. No real restaurant to speak of maybe a small bar. That would make the guests use or taxi's to eat at our restaurants and shops. Now hears my dreamer part. Have WAPA subsidize the electric for a year so the hotel can get a foot hold.

I'd rather see older places refurbished in an eco way, that isn't reliant on WAPA, but otherwise, I completely agree with you. The beauty of this island can't be appreciated from behind a wall.

I completely agree! I hate super resorts and much prefer smaller inns/hotels/B&B with local owners who I can actually talk to.


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July 10, 2013 12:22 pm  

Big or small...we need them all.


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