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Forum: Saint Lucia
Jan 16th 2011, 12:27 am
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

It is beautiful down there but for a tourist on a 10 day / two week break there really isn't a great deal to do there. No night life and very few restaurants.
May 30th 2010, 10:53 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 17,967
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: Cayman islands life

Not unique to Cayman. We are experiencing a similar crime wave down here in St Lucia.:thumbdown: Hope your govts strategy works as to my mind there doesn't seem to even be a strategy down here.
Forum: Saint Lucia
May 15th 2010, 3:40 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,080
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: Paty as you go broadband in St Lucia

PG,

(s)LIME and Digicell both have PAYG cards but there is no real data service here. It's only GPRS not 3G so performance is awful and expensive. Your best bet is to use free WiFi at bars and...
Forum: Caribbean
Mar 14th 2010, 10:39 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,605
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: Pis**d off

And when I suggested I was going to do this most people said don't grow too much as people will just steal from you. Great eh!
Forum: Saint Lucia
Feb 25th 2010, 12:07 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,100
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: security in st lucia

Well you would be wise to examine the reality of being out here. The problem is that a lot of people try to just bury the situation. Here's a link to a local news source:
...
Forum: Caribbean
Feb 16th 2010, 6:05 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,605
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: Pis**d off

You are absolutely correct PG. I am down in Marigot. Crime has gone beserk on the island and I would say, that and the water shortage are the two main talking points for anybody , irrespective of...
Forum: Caribbean
Feb 16th 2010, 3:53 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,605
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: Pis**d off

Don't know what you mean by "One Coward" foxy but I would suggest you check the reports of the number of homicides we have had so far this year. Then add to that the less well reported number of...
Forum: Caribbean
Feb 16th 2010, 3:49 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,605
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: Pis**d off

It's quite true. See the last few paragraphs of the local rag, The Voice:

http://www.thevoiceslu.com/local_news/2010/feburary/13_02_10/SECURITY_BEEF_UP.htm

It's getting out of hand down here...
Forum: Saint Lucia
Oct 6th 2009, 12:11 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

I'll second that PG. You have a point there. :thumbup:
Forum: Saint Lucia
Oct 5th 2009, 7:27 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

Hi Angie. I PM'd you in reply to your msg. My wife is back in the UK at present doing some Locum work (For the NHS).
Forum: Saint Lucia
Oct 5th 2009, 7:14 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

Not only that, as a local Dr has found when trying to open his Practice here the powers that be make it a very very lengthy process. Personally I found it amazing that they don't encourage Drs and...
Forum: Saint Lucia
Oct 4th 2009, 7:20 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

My wife is a Dentist Angie. But suggest you PM me. I can send you everything we found out if you are interested. We both moved here from the UK
Forum: Saint Lucia
Sep 30th 2009, 7:39 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

Sorry to hear that LottieLou. Whatever it is I hope you overcome it.
Forum: Saint Lucia
Sep 29th 2009, 3:12 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

Been out here and building since end of May but have been purchasing the land for over a year now. Yup, still don't own it, despite everybody being paid though I think that finally that will get...
Forum: Saint Lucia
Sep 29th 2009, 2:54 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

Marigot Bay Chris. Building is going great!

The rest (Govt depts and Lawyers etc) has been a serious pain.

Where are you on the island (When you are here)?
Forum: Saint Lucia
Sep 29th 2009, 2:11 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

I believe that it is as long as you have been abroad for 10 years or more you will get that concession Chris.

Here's some information though from the SL Customs Website FAQ section:

I am a St....
Forum: Saint Lucia
Sep 24th 2009, 9:12 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 19,917
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: car buying/importing st lucia

No requirements for approval Annette. But when you try to get the vehicle out of customs, on the day it clears you will not be allowed to unless you have got an insurance certificate. They won't let...
Forum: Saint Lucia
Sep 24th 2009, 5:21 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 19,917
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: car buying/importing st lucia

Hi Annette, I just moved here back in May and imported my vehicle. First thing you need to be aware of is that because the vehicle is over 5 years old you need permission from Cabinet. Yes, the Prime...
Forum: Saint Lucia
Sep 14th 2009, 9:13 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 11,579
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: St Lucia?

More like banging our heads against the brick wall of govt bureaucracy and exasperated by the legal profession down here PGTips. I'm plain worn out by it all and have to admit have on more than a few...
Forum: Caribbean
Apr 18th 2009, 5:29 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,137
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: There's no going back now

Reference the car issue Scotty. I quite agree and it is what forced our hand. We took a look at new vehicles down there a couple of months ago. A bog standard Ford Pickup (I think they call it a...
Forum: Caribbean
Apr 4th 2009, 3:31 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,137
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: There's no going back now

The thing is though Glitter that thanks to the taxing to death of 4WD vehicles by the Labour Govt in UK the price of second hand Land Rovers etc have tumbled. You can get a Freelander for a steal...
Forum: Caribbean
Apr 3rd 2009, 9:34 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,137
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: There's no going back now

My wife and I are on our way out end of May. We've not got the ALHL sorted yet but we are fairly confident that it will be sorted by the time we get there. I agree with your strategy of keeping the...
Forum: Caribbean
Mar 26th 2009, 7:15 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 9,137
Posted By A_Zimbo

Thumbs up Re: There's no going back now

Yup I know we'll cop for about 127% Duty and taxes etc. But beats paying through the nose for a tired Vitara.

Look forward to hearing your report after you get there. I'm going to call customs as...
Forum: Caribbean
Mar 26th 2009, 2:24 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 9,137
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: There's no going back now

What's the latest you found out about Customs Glitter? Any updates? We're supposed to be moving down in May but first of all into a flat while we build the house. (Nope, Alien Landholding Licence...
Forum: Caribbean
Mar 6th 2009, 10:13 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,137
Posted By A_Zimbo

Re: There's no going back now

We'll be in Marigot Bay. I am hoping to move into a rented appartment in May while we oversee the building of the house........well that's the plan :lol:
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