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Old 07-01-2014, 19:26   #46
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Old 07-01-2014, 19:29   #47
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Why in the world would anyone want to do that? I see that being more prone to embolism than SCUBA
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Why in the world would anyone want to do that? I see that being more prone to embolism than SCUBA
Because earlier in the post it specifically said that SCUBA was not allowed for harvesting conch.
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Re: Argument about Bahamian food prices

I'd rather do a Hooka, plus I'd bet your playing semantics by trying to harvest fish with this SNUBA thing. Intent I'm sure is to allow breath hold diving only, but hey any port in a storm, right?
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[QUOTE=a64pilot;1434644]I'd rather do a Hooka, plus I'd bet your playing semantics by trying to harvest fish with this SNUBA thing or a Hooka for that matter. Intent I'm sure is to allow breath hold diving only, but hey any port in a storm, right?]
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Re: Argument about Bahamian food prices

So in a related question - is there a country in Caribbean where the food isn't a lot more expense than the mainland?
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Re: Argument about Bahamian food prices

Cuba is cheap if you buy the local produce. Rum was $1/litre.
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So in a related question - is there a country in Caribbean where the food isn't a lot more expense than the mainland?
Of course not. All the food except locally grown fruit and vegs comes from the mainland. Do you think Kellogs has a manufacturing plant next to Kraft on St Barts?
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So in a related question - is there a country in Caribbean where the food isn't a lot more expense than the mainland?
What mainland? Did you mean the US? Many of the countries in the Caribbean are not islands. Food in many of them is very cheap. A good lunch at a nice restaurant in Colombia will set you back $3-4 USD. A plate of 4 unbelievable tacos in Guatemala will require $2. You will probably need $8 in the Guatemala markets to fill a small duffel with fruits and vegetables fresh off the farms. A dollar in the morning will buy you more tortillas right off the grill than you can possible eat with your meals the rest of the day. Chicken and pork are almost universally less expensive in much of the Caribe than in the US. Even somewhere relatively isolated like the San Blas Islands, a couple of dollars will buy you an entire stalk of bananas.

But potato chips and paper products are expensive everywhere outside the US.

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Of course not. All the food except locally grown fruit and vegs comes from the mainland. Do you think Kellogs has a manufacturing plant next to Kraft on St Barts?
I didn't think so was just wondering why the Bahamas was getting singled out.
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I didn't think so was just wondering why the Bahamas was getting singled out.
Perhaps, because the thread was titled "Argument about Bahamian food prices"?
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Ummmm those two countries a definitely main land the last time i looked at an atlas. They have road transport to a whole lot of other (island!?) countries like Mexico and up to Canada, and through the, ummmm how do I say this not to be offensive to some people, through the, damn I'll say it anyway, the USA.

The countries of Central America and South America may border the Caribbean Sea but are not "Caribbean Countries". They are Central American or South American.


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. Caraïben (help·info); French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles) is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean), and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.
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. Central America (Spanish: América Central or Centroamérica) is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast.[3][4] When considered part of the unified continental model, it is considered a subcontinent. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Central America is part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot, which extends from northern Guatemala through central Panama.[5] It is bordered by Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, the North Pacific Ocean to the west, and Colombia to the south-east, which is also the most southern point of North America.
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Even Wikipedia admits Central and South America are glued to the Continent of the USA, other wise known as North America (plus sundry Canadians)



Appologies to the canadians

Any road transport will make goods vastly cheaper and more available than small ship transport.


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Re: Argument about Bahamian food prices

Mark,

Slow day eh? Thanks for the geography lesson. One sundry Canadian accepts the apology.
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Slow day eh? )
Just back from the gym and need a little lie down to recover before doing the dishes.

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Re: Argument about Bahamian food prices

I guess when people cruise the "Caribbean", they are getting more than they thought.

The question asked was "is there a country in the Caribbean…", not "is there a Caribbean country…".

I guess it is confusing when countries are described like (for example) Belize:

"Belize is considered a Central American and Caribbean nation with strong ties to the entire Latin American and Caribbean region. Belize is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)"

Honduras: "Its northern portions are part of the Western Caribbean Zone"

And I would imagine some Caribbean islands would be surprised to find that their fruits, vegetables, chickens and pigs come only from the mainland. Also that they do not have Coke and Pepsi bottling plants, breweries and distilleries and snack food factories (for example).

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