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Old 03-10-2010, 13:37   #16
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Originally Posted by speciald@ocens. View Post
The bridge fees on the Dutch side were originally to pay for a part needed to repair the bridge. Like all government fees, it was easier to impose than repeal. Another example of unintended consequences. Another example, Florida recently got smart by maximizing the sales tax on boats. They realized that they were loosing millions in income by discouraging the megayachts to use Florida marine facilities and hurting the Florida marine industry.
The bridge fees were the result of construction cost to enlarge the wideth of the entrance and enlarge the drawbridge in order to allow larger Megayachts to berth at the, then new, Marina del Sol. What Marina del Sol paid for Snoopy Island is a subject for debate.

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Old 03-10-2010, 15:18   #17
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I wonder how Sint Maarten’s new “Country” status (October 10, 2010) might affect future fees and regulations on the Dutch side.
On 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles will be dissolved and Sint Maarten will become an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands
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i wonder how much the fees will be reduced if u.s. lifts embargos on cuba..georgetown might get huge decline in tourism
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Thanks for the information I wonder if a nice mod who happens on this thread could increase the size of the font. This old woman had to go looking for her specs

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