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Postby lark22 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:55 am


nice one!!
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Postby JC » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:09 am seriously crack me up. If I hadn't just been on island with you...I would have gone hook line & sinker... :wink:


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Postby Lulu76 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:46 pm

Until I got to the line about the "improvements," I was totally buying that they were going to grab this place when the lease ran out.

I will stop crying and cussing corporate America now. However, I hope that whatever/whoever buys Maho when the lease is up is not even worse than this April Fool's Joke.

Fingers crossed.
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Postby sailorgirl » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:41 pm

Ok, in my defense I hadn't had coffee yet!
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Postby hugo » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:16 pm

Here's the bad news:
Ritz Carlton has (really!) been in active negotiation for several years to acquire Newfound Bay, on the north side of East End, one of the most remote and pristine places left on St. John. Not exactly a beach, and a really long ferry ride, so Maho might be pretty attractive to them. They have had carte blanche on St. Thomas--doing exactly what they wanted, even in the face of big community opposition, so don't rule it out.....
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Postby iowaguy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:42 pm

OK---assuming that Little Maho is sold to a private interest and not rescued by a preservation group, would you prefer that Little Maho be sold for (1) a high-end residential development, such as Peter Bay, or (2) a low-density boutique hotel? The residential development would probably have a lower profile in terms of impact on the hillside (although thats arguable), but you would have a greater likelihood of actually visiting the beach again if it were a hotel.
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Postby kirk » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:25 pm

Here's the link to it's listing. enjoy the video.who can put a name to the voice in the video? ... &type=land
Rick I told so many locals today about what you posted, without mentioning that it was a joke. that this might be in the Daily news tomorrow. :lol:
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Postby ccasebolt » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:27 pm

Okay - big giant whew! :lol:
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Postby JT » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:26 pm

When you find yourself in a hole.... quit digging.
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Postby RickG » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:53 pm

kirk wrote:Here's the link to it's listing. enjoy the video.who can put a name to the voice in the video? ... &type=land
Rick I told so many locals today about what you posted, without mentioning that it was a joke. that this might be in the Daily news tomorrow. :lol:

Hey, this WAS a joke! I hope you left in the part about the submarine ferry?

Kirk, good to see you back in play. Did you get Internet set up at the apartment, or is the painting work slowing down?

Cheers, RickG
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Postby StJohnRuth » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:46 pm

The narrator in the Maho video really made me want to buy it.
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Postby islandgirl » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:57 pm

hi ruth!!! me too, i would love to buy it. need to win the lottery first. :lol: :lol: i would leave it just as it is.... and build a tiny cottage to live in. hmmmmm been dreaming this for years. LOVE MAHO YESSSS. :wink:
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Postby Ondine » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:38 pm

Maybe the puma of STJ will come back tonight, too! No worries, the mayans say that the world as we know it will end/change in 2012...that oughta save Maho. :wink:
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Postby nothintolose » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:53 pm

Here's my suggestion, if Kenny Chesney loves STJ so much, maybe he should be like Rockefeller and buy up that land and NOT build on it. Instead, he should donate it to the National Park.

Just an idea, it doesn't have to be Kenny Chesney either, but I would love to see some rich person do that rather than build more mega mansions.
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