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post #105 of Old 05-01-2019
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Re: Boat People Scum

Talked with a local about this. In this region until two generations ago pretty much everything you threw away was an organic product and rotted rapidly. Non issue. Population density was so low that sewage pollution was not an issue. Even with land livers dumping their sewage into the bays. In the absence of an economic incentive itís hard to change the populationís behavior. St. Vincent, Bequia and other places have signs and posters to encourage the change but with limited results. In Chatham got friendly with a Rasta. He told me if you gave garbage bag to a local even if you had paid a few bucks it would end up in the woods. When hiking about saw the truth of this. We kept our garbage through the SVG but found a dumpster in Carriacou where we dumped it. Expect it will be burned as is common throughout the eastern Caribbean.

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