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Old 01-20-2018, 08:18 AM
 
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Montego Bay: State of emergency in Jamaica's tourist hotspot - CNN

I thought they had this under control. What happened? I've never been to Jamaica but I heard the Montego Bay area had been pacified, whatever the rest of the island might be like. I know people who've been there a few years ago, granted, and they had no problem

Now, they don't want you to go again.

Just thought I'd pass it along.
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Montego Bay: State of emergency in Jamaica's tourist hotspot - CNN

I thought they had this under control. What happened? I've never been to Jamaica but I heard the Montego Bay area had been pacified, whatever the rest of the island might be like. I know people who've been there a few years ago, granted, and they had no problem

Now, they don't want you to go again.

Just thought I'd pass it along.
You can thank the media for this....nothing has changed other than the attention being given to it. The crime is local on local and gang related. Tourists for the most part are safe...unless they're the one going off into areas they shouldn't be.

The only difference I am seeing is a lot of soldiers and police presence and strict hours for businesses. This hits us really hard because we do a lot of work after 6pm in our Mo Bay location..now our customers have to go out of St James to our location in order get work done.
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Old 05-05-2018, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Have been reading about this in the UK media today; reportedly, the US has declined to issue advisory notes to its nationals, whereas the UK and Canada have. Meanwhile (again, reportedly), during the state of emergency there are armed checkpoints, manned by the army, which effectively mean that tourists can't leave their resorts. In 2017 there were 335 murders in the parish of St. James, which is where Montego Bay is.
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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Have been reading about this in the UK media today; reportedly, the US has declined to issue advisory notes to its nationals, whereas the UK and Canada have. Meanwhile (again, reportedly), during the state of emergency there are armed checkpoints, manned by the army, which effectively mean that tourists can't leave their resorts. In 2017 there were 335 murders in the parish of St. James, which is where Montego Bay is.
Those armed checkpoints are at the borders of the Parishes..not in the cities themselves and have no bearing on whether the tourists leave their resorts or not. Again, thank the media for the BS 'news' they are broadcasting.

Stop believing the crap you see on TV
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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Ive been and left the resort and walked through town on our own. No issues. I wouldn’t do this drunk at 2 am but during daylight you’ll be fine.
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