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Old January 10th, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Caribbean Island Threatens Jail for Wearing Bathing Suits in Town


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Old January 11th, 2009, 01:56 AM
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Wouldn't it be embarrassing for some very attractive young lady to be locked up for wearing her itsy bitsy teeny weenie purple polka dot bikini, that she wore for the first time that day?

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I recall in Italy they prefer you not wear shorts or short dresses in their churches when touring.

In that case its a matter of taste and respect.

We were told about local customs such as this when we arrived.

So long as guests are informed at the excursion lectures and on the daily papers I don't see a problem honoring the locals wishes.

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actually, it is a 'yellow' polka-dot bikini. but, amazing isn't it that the issue is still here. that song came out around 1958. i was, of course, very young then and don't remember much about it!!! yeah.
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and, sadly to say, if i wore a speedo today no one would be able to see it.
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Phil and Liz, I remember that, too, in Italy. Also Greece.

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Thanks for the warning BW!
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Caribbean Island Threatens Jail for Wearing Bathing Suits in Town


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This is not unique to Grenada. In most of the Caribbean islands and in the Bahamas, bathing suits are not considered to be acceptable attire in the shopping district.

But shorts and a shirt worn over a swimsuit are acceptable.

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Rev I actually agree that swimming suits are not suitable attire in commercial areas or actually anywhere that people are not sunbathing or swimming etc...

What I found interesting was the severity of the penalty, up to 6 months in jail.
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That is very severe!
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Rev I actually agree that swimming suits are not suitable attire in commercial areas or actually anywhere that people are not sunbathing or swimming etc...

What I found interesting was the severity of the penalty, up to 6 months in jail.
Well, the manner of enforcement of the penalty is clearly a factor. It sounds like the local authorities in the pier area are simply directing passengers who come off the ship in swimsuits to return to the ship and put on acceptable attire -- and they probably won't have to do this as frequently once word gets out. Also, I presume that the law gives discression to the courts and that a judge would not give the maximum sentence for a first offense unless it was exceedingly flagrant.

But the other reality is that there are many people who routinely ignore laws that don't have the "teeth" of a fairly severe punishment. It's clear, from the permitted sentence, that the island's authorities are serious about this.

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