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Old 06-17-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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They nickname Lauderhill "Jamacia Hill", so that i think answers the question! Many hatians are living there as well as in Boynton Beach and Pompano Beach. I think maybe it has more to do with poverty, but who knows , since i have no clue how much those bars cost versus modern security systems.

Where do you live in Weston by the way .... did you see how much rain we got today ?
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:35 PM
 
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That is a nice area as well ... and close enough to enjoy the amenities of Weston . Time to hit the sack ... work tomorrow ... good to end this on a positive note ... we even got nice pictures from CIXel !!!

Last edited by scirocco22; 07-29-2007 at 02:20 PM.. Reason: quote removed because of orphaned post being referred to
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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They nickname Lauderhill "Jamacia Hill", so that i think answers the question! Many hatians are living there as well as in Boynton Beach and Pompano Beach. I think maybe it has more to do with poverty, but who knows , since i have no clue how much those bars cost versus modern security systems.
Lauderhill has the largest Jamaican population outside of Jamaica itself. The bars are for safety reasons as well, and I have noticed they have them in Puerto Rico too like you guys said. In California I saw a nice looking middle class hispanic neighborhood that had them, but here there are many hispanics without them so I dunno.... the people I see have them are either usually hispanics or Haitians, and in Lauderhill Jamaicans. So it can be anything I guess...
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:07 AM
 
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Lauderhill has the largest Jamaican population outside of Jamaica itself. The bars are for safety reasons as well, and I have noticed they have them in Puerto Rico too like you guys said. In California I saw a nice looking middle class hispanic neighborhood that had them, but here there are many hispanics without them so I dunno.... the people I see have them are either usually hispanics or Haitians, and in Lauderhill Jamaicans. So it can be anything I guess...

They are ugly as sin and worse a major fire hazard !!!
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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They are ugly as sin and worse a major fire hazard !!!
There was a lady in Miami years ago who got caught inside her house during a fire because of the safety bars. So much for safety, eh?
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Authorities Search For Cuban Migrants In Key Biscayne - Local News Story - WTVJ | Miami


haha. what a funny headline. isnt that like searching for trees in a forest?
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/DC
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Do many Jamaicans or Haitians live in these areas .... maybe it is not simply a
"Caribbean Hispanic " thing but a "Caribbean" thing ?

Strange as I also travel to Jamaica and have never seen these there and areas such as Kingston have terrible crime rates ?

I don't think it's a Jamaican thing.

When I go to Jamaica to visit relatives, the most I've seen was the wrought iron door...and it was more for decorative purposes.

My family here let go of the iron bars thing when we got security systems, *snicker*
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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Lauderhill has the largest Jamaican population outside of Jamaica itself.

A bit off topic..but NY has that distinction South Florida is close, though.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:18 AM
 
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A bit off topic..but NY has that distinction South Florida is close, though.
Yeah, Lauderhill has the highest PERCENTAGE!
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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dove do you like ackee?
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