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By Khrisna Virgil of tribune242.com

THE Bahamas has been named by a popular international travel website as one of the Caribbean’s most dangerous cruise stops with the winter tourist season approaching.

Yahoo Travel listed the Bahamas along with St Lucia, Antigua, St Kitts and Guatemala as “problematic”, citing the latest US State Department’s crime warning to its citizens about escalating criminal activity in the capital.

The international travel website also alluded to an ongoing spat between Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe and Democratic National Alliance leader Branville McCartney, who alleged that the minister refused to discuss crime woes with the leading cruise lines. Mr McCartney said this would lead to another crime warning to cruise ship passengers.

This information was contained in a private email to Mr Wilchcombe. He later addressed the issue during a House of Assembly session, revealing that the matter was turned over to the police to determine the how the email was leaked.

Miami Attorney Jim Walker, who has represented a number of former passengers in lawsuits against the cruise ship industry, is quoted by Yahoo Travel as saying “Please don’t go to Nassau. I see it as a hotspot. It’s just a place that we hear about quite often.

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