Two and a half months ago, I was on the front page of the Nassau Guardian warning cruise passengers about crime in Nassau Bahamas following a critical crime warning from the U.S. Embassy.
Yesterday the U.S. Embassy in Nassau issued another crime warning, advising U.S. citizens residing in and traveling to the Bahamas to be aware of their surroundings and remain on "heightened alert" to avoid being a victim of crime. The warning referred to a number of armed robberies which occured in the last two weeks.
This is the thrid critical crime warning for the Bahamas since December 2013.
The most recent warning states, in part:
"Armed robbery and violent crime remain major threats facing both U.S. citizens and residents of The Bahamas, including in areas frequented by tourists on New Providence and Grand Bahamas Islands. In the past year, a number of U.S. citizens have fallen victim to armed robbery."
The advisory also suggested that U.S. tourists should "monitor local news stations for updates" and maintain a "high level of vigilance."
You can read the warning here.
We have written over a dozen articles about the high crime rate in Nassau. Before booking a cruise, we suggest reading:
Nassau Bahamas Crime Watch: Cruise Passengers Beware
U.S. Attorney Raises Alarm Over Crime – Bahamas "One Shot Away" From Cruise Line Exit.
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