Originally posted by: BAK1061
Can someone please explain, how, that as the cruise ships get bigger, and therefore carry more passengers, the islands in the Caribbean still seem to suffer the same poverty as they did 20 years ago ? I know tourists are spending $$$$$. Port charges are paid by every ship on a per pax basis. But some of these places look like the south Bronx of the 70s. Where does our money go ?
Yes, I'm tired of seeing it all myself as well. Like a goodly portion of the oil wealth in the mid east or in the African oil rich nations. Poverty everywhere, but the politicians and the affluent gain in stature and live longer while those below that level their average life expectancy becomes less and less. Look at the yachts anchored on the north side of the Mediterranean, we all know full well from looking at just that, the resources of Africa are not distributed fairly.
As for the Caribbean countries, to me it has always been sad, the great cruise ship haunts are surrounded by the struggling poor while most shops are owned by entrepreneurs from New York and Miami. Maybe we not visit the Caribbean any more, as I say, I'm tired of seeing all that. Inequality is taking over.