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Quote Scott Replybullet Topic: Too many eggs in one basket?
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In your opinion, do the Caribbean countries rely on tourism and related industries too much?  Should they diversify into other industries.  If so, what and how?
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Quote sandra Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2006 at 8:15am
Yes, they should. I do not know the what or how at the moment. Here, we rely on Tourism. We also have the Oil Refinery and farming. I think some of the Caribbean countries should open factories, manufacture local products and sell to other countries.

I hope I'm on the right wave-length, Scott. If not, forgive my ignoramus. I'm not into Trade and Commerce. [IMG]smileys/smiley4.gif" align="middle" />

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Quote weezie Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2006 at 1:34pm
 
WinkThere is no basket (independent foundation) to begin with...
 
There must be a serious discussion of what the words
Independence and Sovereignty means.
 
Most caribbean countries would do as told.
To 'think out of the box' is suicidal.  Expect drama!
You can't afford to anger any foreign force; because you will be sujecting your people to hardship.
So, like battered women, they grin and bear it...
(clue why people waste not their breath arguing about regional politics, we know our history)
 
Simple things as to meet and greet or host 'others' can earn them UN sanctions...
Planning does not include the average citizen living on the island, that's why they leave by the millions and become somebody's immigration burden.
The secret to success is to take care of family first.
 
 
America will always do what's in America's interest first
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Quote ilam96 Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2006 at 2:47pm
very well said weezie...das why me no bodda, LOL...seriously
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Quote Scott Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2006 at 3:35pm
I'm not sure that most Caribbean countries will do as told.  They may pretend to, but I doubt that they do most of the time.  I have yet to see a government of any kind not act in its own interest, and that includes ones in the Caribbean.  Now notice I said government, not country.  A government does not necessarily do what's best for its own country or people.

What is more accurate is that the powers in the governments are acting in what they feel is their best interests (either the politicians' best interests and/or the best interests of their country).
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Quote weezie Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2006 at 6:37pm
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I'm not sure that most Caribbean countries will do as told.  They may pretend to, but I doubt that they do most of the time. A government does not necessarily do what's best for its own country or people

Are you trying to say that there isn't such thing as love for country?

Believe it or not there are people out there who have their people's interest very close to their hearts. When we get out of there we are not obligated to look back; we can choose to forget; but we don't... That's love!...Those people don't get to govern; they get deposed (or their brains blown out).

About the 'chosen' ones...

You call them players/pretenders/government (that sophisticated, eh!)

I call them sitting ducks/ticking time bombs/disposables/special interest minders/Reps/watchman...

They can't stand on their own! It's just a matter of time...

Traditionally, so called 'donors' invest millions$ to destabilize non 'democratic' government. How about destabilizing 'friendly corrupt' ones who called themselves democratic?

How do they feel seeing the poverty they are presiding over? What a legacy!

Perhaps a: Why do you hate your country? Crycampaign would wake them up and help them see themselves in a different light.

Change will only come when the citizens living abroad stop propping them up and stop refusing to criticize and denounce their wrong doings (that's love for country).

They don't feel threatened by those poor people back there. Matter of fact the poor get no respect.



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Quote weezie Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2006 at 6:43pm
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very well said weezie...das why me no bodda, LOL...seriously
Yep...and that's sad; because we have so much to offer...
Everyday I meet caribbean people who are 'turning the wheels' of very important companies in this country.  The 'know how' is available...
 
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Quote vutjebal Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2006 at 7:00pm
Is this all about POLITICS...or......???? Just let me know.Confused
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Quote Scott Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2006 at 2:18am
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I'm not sure that most Caribbean countries will do as told.  They may pretend to, but I doubt that they do most of the time. A government does not necessarily do what's best for its own country or people

Are you trying to say that there isn't such thing as love for country?

Believe it or not there are people out there who have their people's interest very close to their hearts. When we get out of there we are not obligated to look back; we can choose to forget; but we don't... That's love!...Those people don't get to govern; they get deposed (or their brains blown out).

No, I'm saying that a government will do what's in its best interest, and depending on who's in power, that could mean "love of country" or "love of money & power" or even a combination of both... depends on who is in power.
 
There are many many people who love their country... that does not mean those same people run the government.  And there are many people who are in government who do love their country.  Just as there are many that love money and power more than their country.
 
I was more pointing to the statement where you said the U.S. does what's in its own interest.  I wanted to point out that that was not unique to the U.S. and all countries do that, including Caribbean ones.
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Quote Scott Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2006 at 2:20am
Originally posted by vutjebal

Is this all about POLITICS...or......???? Just let me know.Confused

I hope not.  I was asking about whether Caribbean countries were diversified in their economies enough and whether they should get into more industries.  And if so, what?
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