I disagree it is not a racial statement. The vendors are looking to rip off anyone they can. Not my words but throughout the ship all you heard were horror stories. People told us being robbed at the gas station just due to they could be taken advantage of. I have spent years in other caribbean islands. Aruba, St.Kitts, St. Maartin, Jamacia, Barbados, St.Lucia, and have never heard so many stories indicating just what I expierenced. I am happy that you have never been cheated. Thanks for your response.