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Posted 5 years ago


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Over the years in the Caribbean, I've taken pictures of funny or odd signs. I labeled the file as "Signs of the Caribbean" and will post a few every once in awhile if you like them. These go back to pre-digital days so are pics of pics. If anything can't be read after posting, I will give it in the text. These go back into the mid 70's. 1st in "Mo"(Montego) Bay, top St. Maarten & bottom in St.Kitts.


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I knew a guy that worked on the construction of wind generator towers, his job title was erection foreman.
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    The Islanders create the humour. I just record it. Everybody knows I don't have a sense of humour!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    lol I am sure that was a hard job . Love old crazy signs and company names :-)
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I wonder if the company in the first photo had trouble getting their men to work more than a few minutes without stopping for a smoke break?
  5. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    lol Bro and Bellin :-)
  6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    And don't forget the nap afterwards. :-)
  7. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Oh in Jamacia they nap after they have a little smoke from one of those strange water popes pipes kerry :-)
    Age surely makes it required to nap also lol
  8. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    oops water pipes that was a typo
  9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Actually, I thought the "LTD" for limited was the funny part. Walks--, there is an Island Law that requires that for each man working, there has to be 3 watching.
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    That would limit the amount of work getting done... lol
  11. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Love them!...yes! please more!...:-)
  12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Ok, you guys have got me going. Actually pipes are not common, the spliff(joint the size of a little finger is the norm. The size of the butts they throw away would bring tears to many an American's eye.
    The U.S. gov't. did a study to show how ganja affected Jamaican workers. I asked one of the researchers when they were finished how it came off? Answer: "You won't see this study published. We found that Jamaicans work 70% more while smoking than those not smoking". He also said that there 1st problem was finding workers who didn't smoke ganja!
  13. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Blunder that stuff is so abundant there think many people go there to vacation to sit back and smoke . Must be why common answer by a Jamaican is" No Problem " they are so relaxed lol and of coarse if they work at that construction company are walking around even more relaxed :-)
  14. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Mani, you got it. The majority of the tourist trade is geared to that. Why go to a dangerous location otherwise? Expressions such as "Why pick the fruit when you can pick the tourists", etc. An interesting 15 yrs of my life & probably lucky to have survived. As a side-note, I soon found out that I couldn't smoke that sh-t & run a business so quit it. When high, I wanted to be normal so, considering myself an intelligent type, decided to stay normal. I like myself that way. I've just thrown all my pics of the trade away.

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