Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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ON THE HEELS of Sunday’s attack on two British tourists, the British Government is advising its citizens to take particular care on their visits to Barbados because of a spike in muggings and robberies, some involving the use of firearms and other weapons.
It has maintained, however, that “the overall level of the advice has not changed; there are no travel restrictions in place in this travel advice for Barbados”.
Although not making specific reference to the incident in which cruise ship visitors Philip and Ann Prior were robbed and shot in Hincks Street, Bridgetown, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) review and reissue of advice on its website came four days after the incident.
“The majority of visits by British nationals are trouble-free. However, incidents of violent crime including murder do occur. There have been serious attacks on foreign visitors, including armed robbery and sexual assaults, as well as opportunist thefts of wallets, handbags, jewellery and personal possessions,” it said.

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