15th March, 2018
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (KYSS FM) – The United Kingdom government has pulled a red card against travels to St. Kitts and Nevis, encouraging their citizens to be cautious and aware of the crime situation that exists.
This week, Wednesday, 14th March, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London issued an advisory encouraging caution after it was reviewed by the body without amendments.
An excerpt from the amendments advised British citizens traveling to the Federation to, “…maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as you would in the UK and make sure your accommodation is secure. 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.”
British nationals have also been warned to only use licensed taxis and take particular care at late night street parties, especially during the festival season.
The advisory further cautioned against carrying, “…large amounts of cash or jewelry. If possible, leave valuables and travel documents in a safety deposit box or hotel safe. You should check that the hotel safe is securely fixed before using it to store your items.”
This comes as the unrelenting wave of serious crimes against both locals and tourists continues in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The unabated situation has received regional attention which is now spilling over onto the international scene.