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Old 12-11-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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Not to mention leaving because the school system is terrible there also. They always come back to daddy (United States) if they want a remote chance of living a decent life. Once they get a criminal record, daddy doesn't even want them around the stateside population. Criminals flee to STT, but yet we're told it's a "paradise" there.. Yeah, a paradise of not wanting to serve your time.
The public school system definitely is not good at all and most private schools are too expensive, especially in STT. But then, I am not a fan of the public school system on the mainland either. Prefer private schooling either way.

I would rather my children be educated in the formerly British Caribbean until university.

The crime...well that was discussed long before the present convo.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:05 PM
 
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Not to mention leaving because the school system is terrible there also. They always come back to daddy (United States) if they want a remote chance of living a decent life. Once they get a criminal record, daddy doesn't even want them around the stateside population. Criminals flee to STT, but yet we're told it's a "paradise" there.. Yeah, a paradise of not wanting to serve your time.
Your posts are so right on! I don't why people who move to these US possessions (carib islands) feel the need to make excuses for all the problems there which are obvious to anyone not blind. Or worse pretend they don't exist at all. Maybe they just don't want to admit they made a big mistake with they lives.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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The public school system definitely is not good at all and most private schools are too expensive, especially in STT. But then, I am not a fan of the public school system on the mainland either. Prefer private schooling either way.

I would rather my children be educated in the formerly British Caribbean until university.

The crime...well that was discussed long before the present convo.
If you think the British Caribbean doesn't have crime your in for quite a rude awakening. The Caymans have to bring in specialist support from UK police forces on a regular basis. The London Metropolitan Police has gang detectives and specialist firearms officers permanently based in Bermuda. The Bermuda Police Service responds to more firearms related calls per year than some of the smaller police forces in England itself.

The former British colonies? Jamaica has a crime rate that makes St. Thomas look like utopia. Barbados has some really bad areas too.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:01 AM
 
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If you think the British Caribbean doesn't have crime your in for quite a rude awakening. The Caymans have to bring in specialist support from UK police forces on a regular basis. The London Metropolitan Police has gang detectives and specialist firearms officers permanently based in Bermuda. The Bermuda Police Service responds to more firearms related calls per year than some of the smaller police forces in England itself.

The former British colonies? Jamaica has a crime rate that makes St. Thomas look like utopia. Barbados has some really bad areas too.
Who said the British Caribbean doesn’t have crime? My post is discussing EDUCATION, not crime. I said the crime was discussed in a previous convo.

Follow the conversation and stop making silly assumptions just to create arguments. Go read the discussion. But for your information, the USVI’s murder rate is higher than most British and formerly British islands.

And btw, Bermuda is not in the Caribbean.

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Old 01-16-2018, 05:14 AM
 
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Your posts are so right on! I don't why people who move to these US possessions (carib islands) feel the need to make excuses for all the problems there which are obvious to anyone not blind. Or worse pretend they don't exist at all. Maybe they just don't want to admit they made a big mistake with they lives.
. Nowhere in my posts are there any excuses. Don’t move to a U.S. territory if you are going to complain about every little thing, like taking your trash to a bin. Don’t exaggerate issues just because things didn’t work out for you. It is one thing to discuss problems that exist, as there are many. It is another to exaggerate and flat out lie because you’re angry.
Perhaps for you and the other poster, it was the biggest mistake of your lives and now you are bitter. For me, it was the best decision for me.

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Old 01-16-2018, 05:53 AM
 
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Please grow up. Nowhere in my posts are there any excuses. Don’t move to a U.S. territory if you are going to complain about every little thing, like taking your trash to a bin. Don’t exaggerate issues just because things didn’t work out for you. It is one thing to discuss problems that exist, as there are many. It is another to exaggerate and flat out lie because you’re angry. Again grow up and take responsibility for yourself and your poor attitude.

Perhaps for you and the other poster, it was the biggest mistake of your lives and now you are bitter. For me, it was the best decision for me.
Don't worry. I would never ever move there.

If I want to go on vacation I will go to a real place like the Dom Rep or Jamaica.

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Old 01-16-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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Don't worry. I would never ever move there.

If I want to go on vacation I will go to a real place like the Dom Rep or Jamaica.
Great! Love the DR. Haven’t been to Jamaica yet but it’s on my list. When I go on vacation, I head to Trinidad!

As far as living, I could live in multiple Caribbean islands. Everyone is different though.

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Old 01-16-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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The public school system definitely is not good at all and most private schools are too expensive, especially in STT. But then, I am not a fan of the public school system on the mainland either. Prefer private schooling either way.

I would rather my children be educated in the formerly British Caribbean until university.

The crime...well that was discussed long before the present convo.
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If you think the British Caribbean doesn't have crime your in for quite a rude awakening. The Caymans have to bring in specialist support from UK police forces on a regular basis. The London Metropolitan Police has gang detectives and specialist firearms officers permanently based in Bermuda. The Bermuda Police Service responds to more firearms related calls per year than some of the smaller police forces in England itself.

The former British colonies? Jamaica has a crime rate that makes St. Thomas look like utopia. Barbados has some really bad areas too.
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Who said the British Caribbean doesn’t have crime? My post is discussing EDUCATION, not crime. I said the crime was discussed in a previous convo.

Follow the conversation and stop making silly assumptions just to create arguments. Go read the discussion. But for your information, the USVI’s murder rate is higher than most British and formerly British islands.

And btw, Bermuda is not in the Caribbean.
Just to add...

Guess you were upset about my statement regarding education so you tried to change the subject to crime. Not sure why some people from the U.S. Caribbean islands take such issue when positives are acknowledged with regards to the British/formerly British islands. Just because a territory belongs to the U.S. doesn’t make it automatically better. In terms of education, education is many of the other islands is better overall than the US territories.

There are in fact areas in which certain British/formerly British islands are more progressive/better than the U.S. territories. One of those areas is education.
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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Maineac - Do you have any friends/family left on STT? We have a friend - former CD member known as STT - she was hunkered down before Irma but we've not heard any word on her.


BTW, I concur with your assessment of St. Thomas and Puerto Rico. Our experience was as tourists, not as residents; but we never felt unsafe. Be aware; keep your wits about you, don't flaunt yourself.
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Haven't seen or heard from she in years now. Restaurant closed and vine covered in Smith Bay. I thought she moved off island. Family is in Hull Bay area "where the good people live" (they say about themselves). All Frenchies. They're good. Roof came off our old house in Irma. I knew it would. But we far away and won't be back until December. No sense in getting in the way until then.
She’s here. We passed her this morning selling her items at Four Corners. Internet access is still quite poor on the island so it may be awhile until you hear from her.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:46 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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She’s here. We passed her this morning selling her items at Four Corners. Internet access is still quite poor on the island so it may be awhile until you hear from her.
Looks like STT has been banned, status show as Not A Member.
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