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wanderer
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So I've read a lot of stories about people moving *to* the islands but not a lot of stories about people moving away *from* the islands. From various sources, it looks like the reasons might be:

- crime
- high cost of living
- high unemployment
- island "fever"
- bad infrastructure (government, roads, police, hospitals)

Any other categories?

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Linda J
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We left because of family problems back in the states. Otherwise we would still be there. When we left 2 years ago, most people were leaving for personal reasons rather than any external ones.

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Alana33
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Costs of electricity that effects everything!

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Rowdy802
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Hovensa clousure...

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Alana33
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There are all kinds of reason people leave, personal or economical.
As has been stated before, "Island life is not for everyone" and sometimes as one gets older priorities change and it's time to make the move for whatever reason. Why do people come here and then complain about it?

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