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Old 04-20-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Aguada Puerto Rico
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Totally disagree with this.
It is a typical Caribbean Island with all the good as well as the bad. I know that there is as with most communities now, a drug problem. However if you want the "gated community" atmosphere in the Caribbean....STAY HOME!
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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ColdCanadian, OP asked for advise from someone who lived there. You responded that you were only there for "an afternoon." How much advise can you possibly give!?!?!? After that you spewed more shi+ that you didn't know about. You obviously don't have knowledge about how this place works, what are the hot-spots, what are the areas to stay away from. You spent ONE AFTERNOON THERE! I am looking into moving there soon. When I see posts like yours it just makes me cringe! You aren't trying to help anyone. You're trying to get your name out there. You didn't do the full research. You didn't see the island (seeing as how you were only there for an afternoon). Stop posting BS!
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:48 AM
 
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WOW. I suggest you never leave the mainland united states (hawaii would be a nightmare for you) with that attitude.
I have lived in Hawaii for over 10 years and have played the tourist game and the local game. I have never experienced anything like what this message has related. Which , honestly, is very disappointing to me because I was considering moving to St. Croix.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Dominican Republican, Carribean
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......been to most the main Virgin Islands..... like St croix the best.... if you dont like the crime in the V.I.. dont visit the island where I live,,, Dominican Republic.. Its has more fun here, but also more crime... remember The V.I. are US territory, thats about as safe as you are going to get in the Carribean... I have found that most latin american countries, have places that are fairly safe, and places that are not... Kind of like some large cities in the USA..... after traveling latin america and south america for over 40 years, I have found that the carribean is probably the most exspensive.....Doing a little traveling around is a good thing.....
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:24 PM
 
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I live in St. Thomas and enjoy my life here. Of course you often do without some conveniences but right now, it's worth it. It's beautiful and the pace is slower. Crime here, like in many other islands, is a issue. But if you exercise general street smarts, you should be fine.

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......been to most the main Virgin Islands..... like St croix the best.... if you dont like the crime in the V.I.. dont visit the island where I live,,, Dominican Republic.. Its has more fun here, but also more crime... remember The V.I. are US territory, thats about as safe as you are going to get in the Carribean... I have found that most latin american countries, have places that are fairly safe, and places that are not... Kind of like some large cities in the USA..... after traveling latin america and south america for over 40 years, I have found that the carribean is probably the most exspensive.....Doing a little traveling around is a good thing.....
The bold is false. There are a number of other islands that are much safer than the USVI. St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique etc., all are safer than the USVI.

Believe it of not, the USVI has the 2nd highest murder rate in the region, after Jamaica.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Dominican Republican, Carribean
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If you are getting really technical.... the highest murder rate is the bay islands of honduras, honduras has the highest murder rate in the world....the safest island is by far cuba... you know communist...what I meant was the V.I. are safe for americans as they are a territory... you have more rights there... all 3rd word countries have crime, about like a inner city in a large US city....you should come over to the DR , to a non tourist area.. I think you would like very much....
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Dominican Republican, Carribean
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whats false about my moniker?????just asking.....havana day dreaming...?
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:54 PM
 
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whats false about my moniker?????just asking.....havana day dreaming...?
No one is referring to your moniker. I bolded and addressed what was false about your post (the safety claim).
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Old 06-10-2017, 05:01 AM
 
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If you are getting really technical.... the highest murder rate is the bay islands of honduras, honduras has the highest murder rate in the world....the safest island is by far cuba... you know communist...what I meant was the V.I. are safe for americans as they are a territory... you have more rights there... all 3rd word countries have crime, about like a inner city in a large US city....you should come over to the DR , to a non tourist area.. I think you would like very much....
My point was only that being a territory doesn't automatically make it safe and all the other island nations listed have lower murder rates. Not all 3rd world nations have crime like an inner city either. There are some that are safer than first world nations.

I've been to the DR, passed through non-tourist places...very nice.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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I know someone who worked for approx. 9 months on St. Croix flying seaplanes for Seaborne Airlines and lived on a boat while there. From what I understood, the person felt they didn't have much in common with the people living there permanently.
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