Related Items:caribbean, justin kersey, safest, yahoo news Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Nov 2015 – In a Yahoo! News article on crime and safety in the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos makes one of two lists; thankfully for this destination the author names the TCI as one of the safest places to visit in the region. The article: ‘Is the Caribbean more dangerous than you realize?’ by Sid Lipsey is trending high on Yahoo! citing the destinations which are getting travel advisories and commending the ones which are not. St Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas, more specifically Nassau are highlighted as higher risk for robbery, armed robbery, rape, assaults and murder. The piece talks about the most dangerous cruise stops, and Justin Kersey, regional manager for the Americas at international risk management firm iJET, told Yahoo Travel that, and I quote: “Generally speaking, we have seen a slight increase in crime across the region; from Barbados to Trinidad to the Dominican Republic, we have seen a little bit of an uptick.” Kersey says the crime increase stems from a regional economic downturn. Nearby Bahamas is charting the highest numbers when it comes to rape; Jamaica, also a neighbor has recorded five tourist murders. Lipsey, who released the article today said the low crime destinations are: Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, St. Martin — St. Maarten, Aruba and the Turks and Caicos; three of these are British overseas territories. There was recommendation for readers to be careful no matter where in the Caribbean they chose to go and that tourists, who stick to well-known areas that are in the tourist districts are generally fine. Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Recommended for you Social Media on the job, what a study reveals
India and Myanmar army hold first ever joint drill from Monday. Photo: Defence Ministry of IndiaThe first ever joint military drill of India and Myanmar started at the Joint Training Node in Umroi of Meghalaya on Monday.Fifteen officers from the Myanmar army and 16 from the Indian army are taking part in the five-day drill.India’s defence spokesperson lieutenant colonel Suneet Newton told newsmen that the aim of this joint exercise was to exchange expertise and tactics of the armed forces as well as strengthening the friendship between the two forces.Tactics and use of superior technology to fight militancy will be emphasised in the drill, which will help army officials of both the countries, the spokesperson claimed.The joint exercise has reportedly been organised to train the Myanmar army officials for participation in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations under the UN flag.Indian army organised the joint drill with its Myanmarese counterpart at a time when the latter drew huge global flak for persecuting country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.About 700,000 Rohingyas fled the persecution in the northern Rakhine state, which the United Nations calls a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, since 25 August this year and took refuge in Bangladesh.