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St. Kitts – Trouble in paradise

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It wasn't our favorite island, but we had a good time there and the people were very friendly. We went to the beach, which wasn't as nice as some of the other islands.

We never felt unsafe while we were there.

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We had a great time there; we took the train ride around the island. Then shopped and looked around; we always felt safe. It's a beautiful place!

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Kevin,

 

We're on the same cruise with you. I really am not worried, but should something change that causes me to become worried, no hesitations with staying on the ship.

 

Bill

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Please give my your experiences about St. Kitts

Thanks Kevin

Ship arrived, we got off ship, gawked at the Queen Mary 2, got in cab, drove to Cockleshell Beach, sat in sun, gazed at beautiful beach, snorkeled, ate and drank at Reggae Baech Bar, got back in cab, picked up free necklace at jewelry shop, got back on ship.

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We went to St. Kitts on the Miracle last Year and thought it was very nice.

 

Since I was only there for a few hours I felt no need to explore the depths of their politics or how they handle criminal justice.

 

I was just in search of a nice day of vacation.

 

 

When I go to a Port and am warned not to go outside a certain area unescorted, Then I worry...

 

Just my opinion.

 

I hope your Miracle Cruise was as wonderful as mine.

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Please tell me this isn’t the norm.

 

Attached is a link to a store in my local paper. The DW and I will be on the Miracle heading to St. Kitts on March 13.

 

Please give my your experiences about St. Kitts

 

http://telegram.com/article/20090222/COLUMN22/902220366/1020/NEWSREWIND

 

Thanks Kevin

 

Apparently St Kitts has a law allowing capital punishment for capital crimes. Seems like the person who wrote the article might not support capital punishment.

 

Texas enforces capital punishment, leads the nation in executions, I believe.

 

I would not be afraid to visit Texas nor am I afraid to visit St Kitts (going in September).

 

I would think you might rest easier with the knowledge a convicted murderer isn't going to be running around St Kitts any longer..... Just shows law enforcement and the judicial system is doing their job and that will help to keep St Kitts safe for you.

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We were just there this past month - It is our new "favorite" island. Clean, lots to see and scenic. Can't speak to the island politics, but we would definitely go back. We did a tour with Thenford Grey and he was wonderful. Enjoy this port!

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Ship arrived, we got off ship, gawked at the Queen Mary 2, got in cab, drove to Cockleshell Beach, sat in sun, gazed at beautiful beach, snorkeled, ate and drank at Reggae Baech Bar, got back in cab, picked up free necklace at jewelry shop, got back on ship.

 

Nice :D

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Apparently St Kitts has a law allowing capital punishment for capital crimes. Seems like the person who wrote the article might not support capital punishment.

 

Texas enforces capital punishment, leads the nation in executions, I believe.

 

I would not be afraid to visit Texas nor am I afraid to visit St Kitts (going in September).

 

I would think you might rest easier with the knowledge a convicted murderer isn't going to be running around St Kitts any longer..... Just shows law enforcement and the judicial system is doing their job and that will help to keep St Kitts safe for you.

 

I agree. Seems like the author had an issue with the death penalty.

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Ship arrived, we got off ship, gawked at the Queen Mary 2, got in cab, drove to Cockleshell Beach, sat in sun, gazed at beautiful beach, snorkeled, ate and drank at Reggae Baech Bar, got back in cab, picked up free necklace at jewelry shop, got back on ship.

 

This sounds like a perfect day to me!

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Not sure what you found troubling in the article? That crime actually occurs in Paradise or that they hung a no good murderer who will now never murder again?

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Just returned from our cruise and visited there. I wouldn't worry about it. It was our favorite island and exudes an atmosphere of laid-back. Very beautiful place. We never felt in the least unsafe. Enjoy it!

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We were there March 08. For people who have been there recently....the shopping area where the ships dock...are the stores being leased or are the majority still vacant? When we were ther maybe 25-30% were leased. I was looking forward to going back and am hoping things are moving along.

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This is one of our family's favorite islands. We've been twice - once we went to the beach near the Marriott, the other time we went to Turtle Beach. Took a cab that we caught just outside the port both times. The people were great - not as pushy to sell things as some of the other islands.

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Please tell me this isn’t the norm.

 

Attached is a link to a store in my local paper. The DW and I will be on the Miracle heading to St. Kitts on March 13.

 

Please give my your experiences about St. Kitts

 

http://telegram.com/article/20090222/COLUMN22/902220366/1020/NEWSREWIND

 

Thanks Kevin

 

Which portion of the article are you referring to? The portion that bothers me in the destroying of the wildlife.

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Apparently St Kitts has a law allowing capital punishment for capital crimes. Seems like the person who wrote the article might not support capital punishment.

 

Texas enforces capital punishment, leads the nation in executions, I believe.

 

I would not be afraid to visit Texas nor am I afraid to visit St Kitts (going in September).

 

I would think you might rest easier with the knowledge a convicted murderer isn't going to be running around St Kitts any longer..... Just shows law enforcement and the judicial system is doing their job and that will help to keep St Kitts safe for you.

 

 

that reminds me of the ron white line, "my state ( texas ) not only uses the death penalty, we've installed an express lane."

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We were on the Miracle in January. We did a tour of Brimstone Hill through Carnival. It was amazing! This was our 3rd cruise, and my husband said this was his favorite island so far. It is beautiful. Enjoy!

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Wow, 21 murders in a year with only 32,000 people. That is a big number. How many others were robbed, shot, raped and did not die? We will not be booking a cruise that goes to St. Kitt. or we will not get of the boat. Of course we are police officers, we are used to carrying our guns.

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this is one of the reasons I always book our excursions through the ship.

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We were there last week, hired a tour guide at the pier, and spent a wonderful three hours touring the island. The Fort was one of the highlights of our entire cruise - simply unforgettable (and it was drizzling, to boot!)

 

Never felt unsafe, but did take the time to speak with several tour guides before selecting the one we felt was the most professional.

 

Sandy

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If you traveled away from the tourist areas of Jamaica or the Dominican Republic you would probably feel unsafe. All of the murders on St Kitts/Nevis were local against local. Tourism is The mainstay of the economy in St Kitts. You will see the police & security people out & about. I have been going to St Kitts/Nevis since 1989 and have always felt safe on our visits.

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Were last there in Dec. Took a tour of the whole island with Thenford Grey. One of the best tours we've ever done and Mr. Grey is top notch. Wandered around in town after we got back and never once felt uneasy or threatened.

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