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Old 07-27-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Are the French Caribbean islands a popular tourist destination for Quebeckers?
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I know a number of people who have gone there but they rank far behind destinations like Dominican Republic, Cuba and even Mexico.

The reason being is that the French islands are the first world and are much more expensive places to visit.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:50 AM
 
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When it comes to migrants we also get very few migrants from there. The French West Indies have about 1 million people, whereas Haiti has 10 million. There are way more than 10 times more Haitians here than people from Martinique, Guadeloupe, etc.

The reason is that people in the French West Indies are French nationals and can much more easily move to European France.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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When it comes to migrants we also get very few migrants from there. The French West Indies have about 1 million people, whereas Haiti has 10 million. There are way more than 10 times more Haitians here than people from Martinique, Guadeloupe, etc.

The reason is that people in the French West Indies are French nationals and can much more easily move to European France.
Are there also very few immigrants from St. Pierre & Miquelon to Canada for the same reason?
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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Everyone I know who visits the Caribbean during the winter heads for Cuba.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:33 PM
 
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Are there also very few immigrants from St. Pierre & Miquelon to Canada for the same reason?
I would say the main reason we don't get immigrants from St. Pierre et Miquelon is that there are only about 6000 people there.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:53 PM
 
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I know a number of people who have gone there but they rank far behind destinations like Dominican Republic, Cuba and even Mexico.

The reason being is that the French islands are the first world and are much more expensive places to visit.


Don't know that I would call Guadeloupe or Martinique first world. They are expensive because they import every thing from France, but their living standards aren't any better than the other richer Caribbean islands. Note that minus the massive subsidies received from France, those islands would be very poor.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:11 AM
 
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Don't know that I would call Guadeloupe or Martinique first world. They are expensive because they import every thing from France, but their living standards aren't any better than the other richer Caribbean islands. Note that minus the massive subsidies received from France, those islands would be very poor.
Maybe I should have said that they feature ''first world costs'' then. Similar to some other non-French Caribbean islands that are also ''first world costly" if not an entirely first world living environment.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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Don't know that I would call Guadeloupe or Martinique first world. They are expensive because they import every thing from France, but their living standards aren't any better than the other richer Caribbean islands. Note that minus the massive subsidies received from France, those islands would be very poor.
But they do get massive subsidies from metropolitan France, and the habitants do enjoy living standard comparable to first world countries. (GDP per capita: $25,000).


These are first world because they are an integral part of France. It is part of the EU and euro zone. It is different from, say the relationship between the UK and British Virgin Islands as far as I know.


What I heard is that infrastructure, particularly roads, are the best in the Caribbean's.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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Cuba is a popular destination. When I visited the Cayo Santa Maria islands in Cuba, there were about 90% francophones from Quebec in the resort I stayed at.
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