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post #30 of Old 08-28-2013
smurphny
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Re: Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?

I have no problem shelling out $300 bucks to sail in the Bahamas. They surely don't seem to be getting rich. Tourist income is the mainstay of their small economy. Suck it up. You get a fishing license with the permit to boot. I'd hate to see them raise it to the point of diminishing returns but, if put to good use, the fee is reasonable for long-term cruisers. There is certainly a problem with short-term visitors having to pay the whole amount but I would guess that The Bahamian Gov't. doesn't have a whole lot of resources to make it more complicated.

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