Gov­ern­ment of Canada Up­dates Ad­vi­sories on Travelling to Saint Lu­cia

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - Crime

Petty crime oc­curs and in­creases with the ap­proach of an­nual fes­tiv­i­ties, such as the jazz festival in May, car­ni­val cel­e­bra­tions in July and dur­ing the win­ter hol­i­day sea­son. Mug­gings have oc­curred in ar­eas fre­quented by tourists. Avoid show­ing signs of af­flu­ence, carry min­i­mal sums of money and leave your pass­port and other valu­ables in your ho­tel safe.

Avoid un­pop­u­lated ar­eas and un­pa­trolled beaches, es­pe­cially af­ter dark, and avoid stay­ing in ho­tels or vil­las in iso­lated ar­eas, which may have in­ad­e­quate se­cu­rity. Check with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to de­ter­mine which beaches are safe.

Avoid the districts of Marc­hand, Broglie, St. Grass, St. Les­lie Land, and Wil­ton Yard, lo­cated off of Chausee Road, which have high rates of crime.

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