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Bequia Did you know? St. Vincent
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I read a disturbing article where one man in the USA claiming that Caribbean houses are built from cardboard which is further from the truth.
 
I will like to point out that after Hurricane Hugo the OECS (I hope that man knows what OECS means), has taken measures to rewrite their building codes. The code meant that all constructions from 1990 had to comply with the law.
 
Let me state that we may be a third world country, but we know how to handle our mess and manage our business. What that writer fails to mention is tornadoes rip through the US and flatten everything in its path, yet they continue to rebuild the same way for the next tornado.
 
You will find a few chattel houses in St. Vincent and the Grenadines but not of plywood and galvanize sheeting. A few years ago the former Vice President referred to the airport at La Guardia as the third world, so what does that say about the US? What houses were those during Hurricane Katrina and more recently Harvey in Texas?
 
People must learn to engage their brains before opening their mouth. In other words, get the facts first and then talk.
Sir Godfrey Gregg
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