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Old 12-08-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Hello,

Of all the Carribean islands, which one would you consider most developed and modernized?

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:07 PM
 
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I say Puerto Rico. It is part of the US, so has US standards for sanitation, medicine, food, laws, education.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Definitely Puerto Rico by far.

Some of the British Overseas Territories like the Cayman Islands are also pretty modernized and developed as well. Bermuda is another very developed BOT although it's in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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If you go by the UN Human Development Index Barbados is the highest.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Trinidad & Tobago has a strong economy I suspect the Dominican Republic to be good also
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:57 AM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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I've been more than once to Puerto Rico, Barbados, Netherlands Antilles and Puerto Rico is way ahead of the other two. haven't been to the Dominican or Trinidad but everything I have read suggests the same. Puerto Rico is not quite to true US mainland average standards of development but pretty close and probably exceeds some of the poorer counties in South Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, N. Carolina, etc.

Kind of unfair competition to the small truly independent islands because P.R. enjoys big subsidies of US cash, oil, lower taxes, no tarrifs and other subsidies to manufacturing and transport to mainland for sale.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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I've been more than once to Puerto Rico, Barbados, Netherlands Antilles and Puerto Rico is way ahead of the other two. haven't been to the Dominican or Trinidad but everything I have read suggests the same. Puerto Rico is not quite to true US mainland average standards of development but pretty close and probably exceeds some of the poorer counties in South Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, N. Carolina, etc.

Kind of unfair competition to the small truly independent islands because P.R. enjoys big subsidies of US cash, oil, lower taxes, no tarrifs and other subsidies to manufacturing and transport to mainland for sale.
Being integrated into the most powerful nation in the world has many benefits ... hence 96% of Puerto Ricans desire to continue either as a US territory or to become the 51st state.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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I go with Barbados.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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Puerto Rico and Aruba
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:28 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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Being integrated into the most powerful nation in the world has many benefits ... hence 96% of Puerto Ricans desire to continue either as a US territory or to become the 51st state.
! Boriculas son muy intelligente !
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