Boat: Burger 74' motor yacht, 65 foot 12 metre, Flicka and sailing dinghy
Re: Working in the Carib
Its not just the cost of a work permit... Its waiting for the processing. It can take months. Usually the local tradesmen complain and that leads to the problems.
As for Dutch and French islands, i believe that they are mostly Departments of their respective countries. So EU citizenship would cover you.
To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.