[tz] AP & WFLA-TV: Florida House OKs bill asking to skip Daylight Saving Time

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Feb 23 23:19:44 UTC 2018

On 2018-02-22 20:34, Steve Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 12:54 PM, Bryan Smith wrote:
>> ...it very much has a lot to do with synchronizing with the Caribbean, 
>> including for business reasons (especially given travel from/to, services 
>> shared between, etc...

> That would make sense, except for the fact the proposed change takes them out
> of sync with their nearest Carribbean neighbors (Bahamas and Cuba), and puts
> them in sync with that portion of the Carribean that is farthest from
> Florida (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago.

IIRC from previous hurricane impact coverage, the US Jones ;^> Act requires PR
marine trade to transit from US ports on US ships: that may be a big factor;
however I doubt Cuban trade is.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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