Besides Cricket what is common across the Region

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link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/16/21, 2:35:39 PM 
Let me hear your thoughts

Has to be common culture, behavior, norm, lifestyle

Everyone has or does it

link Jabari18 Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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11/16/21, 3:20:45 PM 
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Corruption

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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11/16/21, 3:26:31 PM 
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Seawater and sand .. . and rum .. .

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link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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11/16/21, 3:31:13 PM 
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Close relatives. Actually, very close relatives in some corners.

link Overthrow Joined: Mar 23, 2021
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11/16/21, 3:37:13 PM 
Quite a number off dishes are very similar, same ingredients but prepared differently and different names. Some “proverbial sayings “ aren’t the same.

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/16/21, 3:45:50 PM 
Shared colonial past

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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11/16/21, 3:47:22 PM 
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this is a complicated question....it depends. food, language, religion. Culturally, TTO would be closer to the South American continent and islands like Martinique, Dominica, St Lucia and Guadeloupe. And of course the Indian influence is something totally new to the islands so that makes it even more unique in our part of the world. I'm talking in terms of language(patois was very popular up to 50 or 60 years ago), dance(bele dance from Martinique was also practiced here), music( the first decade of recorded calypsos were recorded in french creole and Exile One of Dominica was a huge influence on Lord Shorty's Soca creation) and so on.

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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11/16/21, 4:03:46 PM 
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Curry Chicken, Roti and doubles....pelau for the beach


cool

link Overthrow Joined: Mar 23, 2021
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11/16/21, 4:35:01 PM 
Some common dishes;
Accra - fish cakes
Curry Goat- Goat Curry
Tom Tom, probably known by different names
Callaloo
Pepper Pot (famed by the Guyanese but prepared in many islands)
Cavaldash - Garlic Pork
Conkies known by all variety of names (painted in T&T).

link googley Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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11/16/21, 4:40:11 PM 
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lol lol

100%

link bravos Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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11/16/21, 5:19:26 PM 
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And village ignorance.. confused

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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11/16/21, 6:03:45 PM 
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Dais only two countries.....and doubles in a 100% trini creation that somebody took to GT

link birdseye Joined: Mar 23, 2004
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11/16/21, 9:30:05 PM 
In reply to Curtis Smoke weed –

link WestDem Joined: Jan 20, 2009
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11/16/21, 9:58:08 PM 
Insularity!

link camos Joined: May 5, 2003
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11/16/21, 10:03:14 PM 
there are a lot of similarities, the average person does not realize someone is from another place until it is pointed out.

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/16/21, 10:06:50 PM 
Outside women / men, jackets and full suits

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/16/21, 10:41:14 PM 
Good answers so far, but there's one that's indisputably common these days

Keep going

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/16/21, 11:05:20 PM 
This is not the answer I am looking for, but in line with the commonalities, the Caribbean has Strong Women, pillars of society

Right?

...but there's a less sexy commonality that I had in mind originally

link Curtis Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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11/17/21, 9:33:59 AM 
Christmas cake or black cake is also one, btw.

...let me hear you

link DukeStreet Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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11/17/21, 9:54:31 AM 
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anteeman bizness and the whole sex reversal ting gine on.

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11/17/21, 9:54:37 AM 
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anteeman bizness and the whole sex reversal ting gine on.

link Arawak Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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11/17/21, 1:03:12 PM 
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Soon come.

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/17/21, 2:32:55 PM 
And most important of all, most of the movers and shakers went to UWI. So they share a common philosophy albeit with a parochial twist and know each other

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11/17/21, 5:47:00 PM 
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lol lol lol

link Brerzerk Joined: Mar 15, 2021
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11/17/21, 5:53:45 PM 
Duppy Story-think that ended with Mellennials though

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