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No See Um Attack

No See Um Attack

I am being attacked regularly by the - No See Ums. -

A - No See Um - is a small bug of some form, and literally, I cannot see them, however I have known about the No See Ums for years. I am debating, normally I would say the ants are the worst type of insect, cockroaches are scary, spiders are menacing, and centipede will make me jump off the floor. However, normally and ant is insidiously in my bed, crawling on my body, too small to see, maybe is a mite, however they are bad. However, I can clean my bed, I can sort of scare them off, no see um are not normally a problem.

A No See Um comes out mostly just before and after sunset and sunrise as best I can surmise, this is the time when I am very active, I have my feet hanging out. A No See UM for some reason goes after the ankles and calves. Not normally higher and are biting, a person will often ignore believing they are just having an itch. I however know the feel, it does not stop, as if something is biting, it is sting feel.

The Caribbean so far is full of them.

I have never had so many No See Ums in my life; it may be something to do with an island and water situation. In Pie De La Cuesta, Mexico, there were plenty of No See Um and there was plenty of water. I was on a spit of land that went out into the ocean 20 some kilometer and on both sides was water. On an Island of the Caribbean it is pretty much the same, you have a small strip of land with water on each side called an Island.

On Koh Pha Ngan Island in Thailand or many of the places, they will spray for bugs by the government, of course the legal system, or lack of legal system there is capable of using some better forms of insect killing. I for the most part have not seen the government in the Caribbean. For sure, the police are out to lunch, impossible to find, too busy collecting all the great taxes they extract from all the tourist and hotels. I believe or feel the governments of the Caribbean are some of the richest per person on the planet. They are taxing some of these hotels 15-20 percent and there are no people, therefore the tax revenue compared to the need for public infrastructure, water, sewer, etc is minimal.

The have city water on most of the water, you can drink the water, I am not sure it is safe, however you can drink it.


I really recommend a person read the encyclopedia more than the guidebooks, the guidebooks are opinions and what is real is closer to facts in the Encyclopedia.

I just compared Barbados and St Vincent and The Grenadines to Thailand and Indonesia or the USA.

It is hard to figure out from the statistics anything, however for sure the statistics for countries misleading or confusing. Hard to access the differences between countries unless you could ask questions from person that had traveled in all the countries extensively outside the resorts. There are people that live in 5 Star Hotels and Resorts that are clueless, mostly the persons from the United Nations and NGO overpaid and living high on the hog.

Density, I would feel that the population density of the Caribbean is very low, however according to this the population density of the Caribbean is high compared to Southeast Asia or the USA.

I cannot figure this one out, there are very few people in the Caribbean, it is almost empty in comparison to Asia, however there is a lot to be said for the amount of open lands or empty lands in these statistics.

To me, or in my opinion the Caribbean countries are rich in Taxes, however the people earning the normal pay are paying triple the cost for food compared to the USA and 10 times the cost for food in comparison to Thailand.


The up and coming in my opinion true source of educational status is the connection to the internet. Thailand is much more educated than the Caribbean; however, the Caribbean is much more educated than Central or South America. I would say this stat is pretty much correct.

The USA is about number serving the number of person, not about how many. It is annoying to read these stats. Asia is paying attention to the world more than the Caribbean.

I check out the statistics on Newspapers being read or circulated. There is no doubt that Caribbean person read the newspaper more than most areas on the planet. However, the papers are in English in the Caribbean and they Thai Papers are in Thailand language. I really think the Caribbean and Thailand are the same.

However, literacy is difficult in Thailand as it has letters that are difficult to write, they should have switch to the Roman Characters like Vietnam, and they would be miles ahead on these statistics.

I could prove anything if I wished, however in the end, my opinion is the Caribbean people have all the Water, Electricity, Food, availability to Education they would need, they do have a huge cultural problem as do most with the men that makes them sit around doing nothing more than some cultures. Tropical areas are lazy normally; a good snowstorm would make anyone work hard for their days pay. The Bob Marley mentality has created a roadblock to progress here, as the Heroes are pot smokers and not the Football or soccer players. Better to have sports heroes than musicians as heroes for a country. Big problems in Paradise, on the other hand, I have not found paradise yet. Maybe in Barbados, the Brits have a big influence and less of the French, anywhere the Brits have been is normally a couple notches up.

The Caribbean need to Quadruple its tourist police force, there is some real danger here, my guess is rape is rampant and so are missing people.