Thanks for posting. This is very concerning and trip advisor better start warning people when resorts are identified as potential issues. Any resort or hotel could be unsafe.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. State Department travel alerts cite sexual assault issues Caribbean-wide, from jet ski rapes in Bahamas to date rape drugs in Barbados. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
The US Department of State on Friday issued a level-two travel advisory for Jamaica, telling travelers to "exercise increased caution. The advisory says that "violent crime, such as home invasions, armed robberies, and homicide is common" in Jamaica, as well as that "sexual assaults occur frequently, including at all-inclusive resorts. Some 4.
When you think of life in Jamaica, the constant sunshine and reggae music might be the first things to spring to mind, but living there is about much more than that tourist stereotypes. The country is also located in the Atlantic hurricane belt, meaning that Jamaica is at risk of hurricanes from June to November every year, with the peak season from August to October. Fortunately, however, it was mostly spared by other devastating storms in the region, such as Hurricane Matthew in or Hurricanes Maria and Irma in The vast majority of the population today is of African ancestry.
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The government of Jamaica said in that it "is committed to the equal and fair treatment of its citizens, and affirms that any individual whose rights are alleged to have been infringed has a right to seek redress. An assistant commissioner of police claimed just before he retired in July that Jamaica's reputation as homophobic was merely "hype" and that life for LGBT persons was improving. He suggested the real problem was gay-on-gay crime and members of the community cross-dressing in public.
Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crimes, such as home invasions, armed robberies, sexual assaults, and homicides are common.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. The rapes of two Detroit tourists in Jamaica highlights a pervasive problem: Sexual assaults occur monthly at resorts, but Jamaica won't own up to it. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.
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