I had not previously heard of the specific incidents of crimes against U.S. citizens listed in yesterday’s advisory from the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. The embassy said that "over the past several weeks there has been an increase in the level of crime in areas where U.S. citizens live and frequent." The embassy listed seven
U.S. Issues Another Crime Warning for Nassau, Bahamas: Fourth Advisory this Year
Yesterday, the U.S. took the unprecedented step of issuing a fourth crime warning for the Bahamas in 2014. The latest advisory was issued by the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. No other cruise destination in the world is the subject of such repeated and graphic crime warnings.
The advisory says warns against armed robberies, kidnapping and…
99 Murdered in the Bahamas – How Many Times Will My Family Be Assaulted?
In a short article entitled "Man Shot Dead," the Nassau Guardian announced today that 99 people have been murdered in the Bahamas so far in 2014. The murder rate will exceed last year’s total. The majority of the homicides have occurred in Nassau.
The Tribune newspaper in Nassau contains a letter to…
Canada Issues Crime Warning for Nassau, Bahamas
On Wednesday, Canada began advising its citizens to “exercise a high degree of caution, especially in Nassau, due to high rates of crime.”
On its government website Canada urged Canadian travelers to be vigilant and raised the alert status from normal. The warning effective September 17 2014 states:
"There is no nationwide advisory in effect …
Nassau, Bahamas Crime Watch: Time For Another State Department Warning?
Latore Mackey, the press secretary to the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, was shot in the neck and killed early Monday morning.
Mr. Mackey’s death was the fifth in less than 36 hours according to the Tribune newspaper in Nassau.
Violent crime in out of control in Nassau.
Young gun-totting men are on the rampage.
Another Murder in Roatan
In less than three days after Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández declared that guns are prohibited in Roatan and the Bay Islands, a young man was gunned down early on Sunday morning.
Teledifusora Insular reports that Henry Alexander Almendarez Orellana was shot by two men in the early morning hours of July 13th.
The crime reportedly…
Roatan: Gun Free Zone?
The La Prensa newspaper in Honduras reports that President Juan Orlando Hernández approved legislation last night at a cabinet session to declare that guns are prohibited in Roatan and the Bay Islands.
The article is entitled Gobierno de Honduras declara desarme en Islas de la Bahía.
The newspaper says that the initiative is part of…
U.S. State Department: Crime and Violence in Honduras Remain Critically High
The Department of State in the United States issued another warning about the high crime rate in Honduras, saying that "the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high." You can read the June 24 2014 warning here.
The last warning from the U.S. state Department was issued on Christmas Eve, December…
Love Letters from Roatan
This year I have written a dozen articles about the high crime rate in Roatan Honduras.
The purpose of my blog is to report on "everything the cruise lines don’t want you to know."
So if there is a destination which the cruise line and tourism officials market (for profit) as a "tranquil" and "peaceful"…
U.S. Report on Crime in Nassau Worries Atlantis Resort
The owners of the Atlantis mega-resort in Nassau are worried about the U.S. report on the high rate of crime there, according to the Nassau Guardian.
The U.S. report from Department of State states that armed robbery and sexual assault are all on the increase in Nassau and these crimes are affecting tourists and…