Another Jamaica question

Old Sep 23rd, 2003, 07:11 AM
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Excellent point, Sailor! From reading this thread, the obvious answer would be that she should have gone to the Caymans; because there, one does not have to be careful, concerned or worry about what is going on around you. You can leave all your valuables exposed, walk through any dark areas into the wee hours of the morning, flash your money, stir up ill feelings with other guests and locals, heck maybe even swindle a few folks and never worry cause there is no crime on the Cayman islands and it could never happen there.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2003, 07:16 AM
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atticus I know you're being sarcastic but:
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Old Sep 23rd, 2003, 07:58 AM
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Thanks for the link, Liza. I prefer to think of it as being "tongue-n-cheek.

Surely that fellow on trip advisor was mistaken....after all he was on Grand Cayman!

Maybe thatis what heaven is waiting on us....the perfect crime free vacation with no crime or worries!
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Old Sep 23rd, 2003, 08:15 AM
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Interesting first hand experience of crime in Cayman. My brother lived there for a few years and he can tell you stories - not all good I'm afraid. The islands of the Caribbean are paradise in the minds of many tourists and by and large that is the case in reality but we all still have our share of crime woes but this is often overlooked by unsuspecting tourists. As a resident of the BVI, I can personally attest to the recent crime wave that seems to be taking over this place, mainly robberies with a few of the incidents involved guns. Yes, guns in the BVI! Shocking you may say of this normally peaceful little "paradise" but we all have to deal with social ills in our society. Jamaica is not the only island with crime, it is just that alot of what happens in the other islands although reported locally, will certainly not make international headlines. That said, my husband and I love to travel and will not allow safety issues to curtail our movements. We adopt the same mindset whether we are in the US, Europe, or taking an island hop to a neighbouring island - we do not expose ourselves to unneccessary harm and we allow good sense to prevail at all times. If the original poster adopts that same attitude, I think she will be just fine on her upcoming trip to JA.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2003, 08:24 AM
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Just one of many:

Crime free vacation spot? It doesn't exsist, No way mon!
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Old Sep 28th, 2003, 04:39 AM
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An interesting article:
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Hi everyone! I'm planning a trip to Treasure Beach to celebrate my best friend and myself turning 30. There will be four of us (all women) traveling. We are considering a private villa (Villa Arcadia). Most of what I've read is that if we stay away from Kingston and practice common sense (I won't walk alone at night in Columbus and I work there five days a week), that we should be safe. Is TB one of the safer areas? Any words of advice? I'd love to hear everyones opinion. Ya mon!
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I live just outside of Chicago and would not walk in some places of Chicago at tnight either. But we have been to Jamaica several times and love the people and island and will continue to visit yearly...with just some common sense.
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