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Di Floating Bar opened in Ochi last month

Chrissy 7/7/24, 1:40:58 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlmrX0RLbjE

https://iriefm.net/ocho-rios-floating-bar-destroyed-by-hurricane-beryl/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5mzjtyVEZM

St Bess
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5mzjtyVEZM
XDFIX 7/7/24, 3:53:50 AM
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In reply to Chrissy

I hope they have insurance on it!
Chrissy 7/7/24, 10:52:16 AM
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From which company?
FanAttick 7/7/24, 11:54:36 AM
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The 1st question I have when I see things like this is how are they disposing of their sewerage? I hope they weren’t just dumping untreated waste into the pristine waters along Jamaica’s coastline…knowing how corrupt government is in the Yard I bet they weren’t subjected to any oversight by the authorities
Chrissy 7/7/24, 12:20:38 PM
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That is my second question. What you think?

We have way too many mad and delusional reckless dreamers out to ‘eat a food’ by any means necessary. This US$1m one did not last a freaking month.
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FanAttick 7/7/24, 12:34:30 PM
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This is funnybig grin
granite 7/7/24, 2:42:19 PM
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If I am not mistaken Trinidad built a ah sumting in the sea fuh partyinglollol,when inspected they were told it was dangerous an dem had fi bruk it dong.lollollol
Chrissy 7/7/24, 2:49:55 PM
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Hilarious - not a month old to blow wow
hubert 7/7/24, 4:43:21 PM
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One of the biggest problems Jamaica has is ' waste disposal'.
Kingston and St. Andrew presented the biggest problem when I was a boy....
Used to fish in Kingston Harbour all the way back to the Marcus Garvey drive when if
I remember it was called Foreshore Road and way before The grand Terminals were thought of.....
caught little sprats as the water was close to the Roadway.
Where the Rio Cobre enters the harbour was also a favorite spot for guys in small canoes to
fish.
But poluting of the Harbour saw to the demise of a pastime as fish went deep sea. lol

Sol your point about sewage is most timely my Friend. And Chrissy's point of the 'eat a food'
mentality is central to the problem...Who is in charge ? who is not thinking. ?
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Chrissy 7/7/24, 4:57:52 PM
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And the beaches are gone
Chrissy 7/7/24, 5:29:55 PM
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In reply to granite
Dangerous on many levels including sewage disposal.
FanAttick 7/7/24, 6:09:30 PM
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Yeah..that floating bar is a floating latrinebig grin
Chrissy 7/7/24, 7:44:05 PM
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It was born fi dead.
googley 7/7/24, 11:12:08 PM
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how are they disposing of their sewerage


Based on what I read so far it is a Floating latrine! No concerns for the environment.
Chrissy 7/8/24, 2:10:04 AM
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Dem a ‘eat a food’ - not any more
Fredo 7/8/24, 9:17:05 PM
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I went to the opening.

They informed us that there were 2 large ballasts collecting the waste.

100% eco friendly

Fully solar
Chrissy 7/8/24, 11:18:42 PM
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Where are these ballasts now?
I’ve looked at the pdf on them - nothing about surviving hurricanes.
FanAttick 7/9/24, 1:20:50 AM
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A cursory perusal of the ballast treatment process does nothing to assuage my concerns…..if anything it makes me even more worried….

Global shipping channels have connected humanity at an unprecedented scale, but it is also put the various ecosystems around the world at risk. This is due to microorganisms that travel in the ship’s ballast water and can contaminate or invade the marine ecology of a new region, causing untold damage to the area.
Chrissy 7/9/24, 2:15:21 AM
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It is beyond irony that what makes di money roll in not only destroys the environment but also warms up the oceans and seas ensuring that these thoughtless ventures self destruct and add to environmental damage.
hubert 7/9/24, 2:36:55 PM
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Simple...The Inmates are in charge.confused
Fredo 7/9/24, 5:17:23 PM
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Heard from a source that they were to move it to a dry dock at glistening waters, but some smart marketing person said it could ride out the storm.
Brerzerk 7/9/24, 10:07:16 PM
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The technology is there if not complete ethics and integrity. Although Butch wasn't an angel, he had certain good minimum standards and others followed.
Hopefully that thing had not just collection but treatment also. I know that cruise ships (at least the ones in American waters) treat sewage back to drinking water purity before
draining into the ocean. The residue ends up like flakes and is taken to shore. What bothers me more is food scraps. I understand everything is ground to minute granular mass
and deposited in the ocean no less than 15 mls out. That means maybe many fish that once ate only vegetable matter are no longer doing so. Bone, meat and what have you being swallowed
perhaps.

An environmentalist told me that prior to environmental consciousness ships used to toss every broken item overboard, bed, furniture. 'ebryting!'.
Chrissy 7/10/24, 12:32:25 AM
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In reply to Brerzerk
Yep - di love boat did not love the environmentlol