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    Describe expatriates returning to your island

    Do you know many ?

    What are the stories - successes and failures

    Are people likely to return to certain countries than others.

    In my experience it seems like Guyanese and Haitians don't go back much even to visit.

    I know when i go back home i see a lot of new houses people by people returning...

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    Your experience does not represent haitians' reality at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poca View Post
    Your experience does not represent haitians' reality at all.
    no need for the reminder
    this is why i specifically prefaced with "in my experience..."

    I have been at airports and see the lines for flights to Haiti- but again its just that in all the different people that i personally know these two groups do not travel to their homeland.


    considering your experience is not a "reality " either - do you have objective data to disprove my anecdotal experience ?

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    The simple fact that I know far more Haitians than you can ever know should be enough.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post
    no need for the reminder
    this is why i specifically prefaced with "in my experience..."

    I have been at airports and see the lines for flights to Haiti- but again its just that in all the different people that i personally know these two groups do not travel to their homeland.


    considering your experience is not a "reality " either - do you have objective data to disprove my anecdotal experience ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post
    no need for the reminder
    this is why i specifically prefaced with "in my experience..."

    I have been at airports and see the lines for flights to Haiti- but again its just that in all the different people that i personally know these two groups do not travel to their homeland.


    considering your experience is not a "reality " either - do you have objective data to disprove my anecdotal experience ?
    Why does a Haitian have to provide you objective data to disprove your anecdotal experience regarding a country you've never been to? You realise how silly that sounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKBai1991 View Post
    Why does a Haitian have to provide you objective data to disprove your anecdotal experience regarding a country you've never been to? You realise how silly that sounds?
    First of all I was joking because I didn't think she has " data"

    But lets go there

    Silly is you point ing that I have never been to Haiti - this had nothing to do with where I have been but what I have observed.

    I ask for data to back up my anecdotal experience - what's wrong it's that

    For a man of science you sound silly

    If you are a doctor and see a pattern in your patients you might look for a larger data set or facts to confirm what you see or it might be just anecdotal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post

    Are people likely to return to certain countries than others.

    In my experience it seems like Guyanese and Haitians don't go back much even to visit.
    ..
    A reminder of what I said

    It's not like said it was a fact
    and I was speaking relative to other countries
    So if it not true then so be or if it's not the experience or observations of others that's cool too

    wtf

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    I don't understand why you are getting all upset. You very limited experience is not representative, that's it.




    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post
    A reminder of what I said

    It's not like said it was a fact
    and I was speaking relative to other countries
    So if it not true then so be or if it's not the experience or observations of others that's cool too

    wtf
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    Haitians go home all the time. What are you talking about?

    I even know a family that had a bunch of kids in New York and they picked up and moved the children back to Haiti. They only stayed a few years but they gave up NY of PAP.

    And many people go home to visit often.

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    i would like to officially close the responses related to Haitians going back home. Thank you for the overwhelming response by imixers with a DIFFERENT experience than I. I would like to thank you ,the higher power , the academy and everyone who looked at the thread.

    You are now welcome and encouraged to comment on other parts of the op

    Thanks you in advance for your cooperation and contribution

    Special thank you to Poca ' s special appearance to offer her expertise on this subject matter

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    Transnational Return Migration to the English-speaking Caribbean

    Long and dated article on return Caribbean immigration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucianite View Post
    Do you know many ?

    What are the stories - successes and failures

    Are people likely to return to certain countries than others.

    In my experience it seems like Guyanese and Haitians don't go back much even to visit.

    I know when i go back home i see a lot of new houses people by people returning...
    Maybe you live around illegal Guyanese and Haitians to come to that conclusion.
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    Had several relatives move (or try to move) from the US/UK. One aunt (roughly 30 back then) moved back to Antigua with her kid after her divorce, built a house, and got a job as a manager for a local store. After my cousin grew up she (my cousin) moved to the States and had some kids, but split with the boyfriend. My aunt put her house on rent and moved back to the US.

    Another relative (uncle) got a good job offer, moved here for a year, built a house. However, he ended up moving back as his wife was dead set against moving to Antigua.

    Another relative (cousin) moved to Antigua from the UK for a few years, taught I think, with her son and husband. Again, moved back to the UK.

    The only relatives who have "successfully" moved has been my elderly grandmother. Based on the fact that she had been retired and had a house built here for her.
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