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UK Government Cautions Nationals Traveling to SKN

Great Britain apparently hasn’t heard that the Federation is the hot place to be in 2018. The United Kingdom Government is warning its nationals about traveling to St. Kitts and Nevis due to another rating…its high per capita murder rate.

The warning says UK tourists should at least maintain the same level of personal security awareness as they would at home.

But the advisory admits that most visits to the Federation are trouble-free, but noted “there have been incidents of crime including murder, armed robbery and sexual assault.”

They warned their nationals to make sure their accommodation is secure as well as being careful in isolated areas. “This also applies if you are staying on a yacht. Be vigilant at all times. Take care when walking alone off the busy main roads and avoid isolated areas, including beaches, particularly after dark.”

The advisory continued, “Only use licensed taxis and take particular care at late night street parties, especially during the festival season. Don’t carry large amounts of cash or jeweler.

They also issued a caution for drivers who visit the islands as well. “Take care when driving on the roads as there can be potholes and speed bumps. Observe the speed limits.

“You should take extra care on minor roads and in rural areas where there are narrow roads and blind corners. Pedestrians often walk on the roads and indicators are not always used,” the advisory stated.

“Take extra care when driving at night as some roads are unlit. Road signs and hazards may not be easily visible. Don’t stop if you’re flagged down by pedestrians. Keep car doors locked when driving,” the government document warned.

The Federation ranks third behind the USVI and Jamaica for murders in 2017.

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