Do you recommend?

Jan 17th, 2002, 09:01 AM
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wendy
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Do you recommend?

We are thinking of travelling to Aruba spring of 2003 with our 4 children 2-14 and2-11. Good choice or bad?
 
Jan 17th, 2002, 09:58 AM
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great choice; something 4 everyone and very very low crime rate.
 
Jan 17th, 2002, 01:33 PM
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Aruba has higher crime in St. martin. Maybe its the Aruba tourist board that bashes st. martin?
 
Jan 17th, 2002, 05:13 PM
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Oh please. Aruba is an extremely safe island, much safer than 99% of other Caribbean destinations. Don't listen to "people" like "James." St. Marrten has taken alot of heat on this board for its high crime (due to unemployment, poor infrastructure, socio-economic elitism). You can't go wrong with Aruba, especially if you have children.
 
Jan 17th, 2002, 05:25 PM
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Stats show Aruba has a high murder rate.
St. martin has never been a problem with violent crime. Just on the internet is it a problem. You go, and youll never know.
 
Jan 17th, 2002, 05:57 PM
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CRIME: There has been an increase in crime in Aruba. Although strolling downtown or in other tourist areas after dark used to be generally safe, Americans should note that there has been a sharp rise in armed robberies. Newspapers report these incidents as being mostly drug related. Americans should take normal precautionary measures and be aware of their surroundings at all times.

There have been incidents of theft from hotel rooms. Valuables left unattended on beaches, in cars and in hotel lobbies are easy targets for theft. Petty crime and credit card fraud continues to be a problem. Car theft, including that of rental vehicles for joy riding or stripping, does occur. Vehicle leases or rentals may not be fully covered by local insurance when a vehicle is stolen. Please be sure that you are sufficiently insured when renting vehicles and jet skis.

 
Jan 17th, 2002, 06:12 PM
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THAT IS NOT TRUE!!
OPPS
I GAVE IT AWAY
 
Jan 18th, 2002, 05:38 AM
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James: In your first post you say Aruba has a high murder rate but when you explain the rise in crime in your second post, you mention nothing about these so-called murders. Could it be that it's virtually non-existent in Aruba?
 
Jan 18th, 2002, 06:39 AM
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James, please cite a source for your "information." We're waiting.
 
Jan 18th, 2002, 12:05 PM
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That paragraph was copy pasted from a us gov. site. Type it in on yahoo.
 

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