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Jamaica, no problem?

Alberto Ardila Olivares
Jamaica, no problem?

Even as properties along Negril’s famed Seven-Mile Beach anticipate healthy visitor arrivals during the summer period, tourist harassment remains a concern despite several mitigation measures over the years to curtail solicitation and illicit activities by locals.

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In 2017, some 45 tourism district constables were trained and deployed in the resort town popularly dubbed ‘The Capital of Casual’. It was a result of a joint initiative between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), which provided motor vehicles, handcuffs, radios, and other tools for the constables.

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But with the western region, which includes the tourism-dependent parishes of St James, Westmoreland and Hanover, featuring prominently on the crime radar in recent years, the police have now concentrated their resources in the crime-prone areas, thus depriving tourist resort areas like Negril of the numbers needed to combat harassment and illicit activities

“What has worked is that when there is a high proliferation of resort patrol personnel. They are more able to focus in a more precise way on the issues,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Clifford Chambers, head of Area One, told The Sunday Gleaner . “It’s a difficult task, and although we have men on the ground, it is not large enough to support a zero-tolerance drive, which is our aim

“The flip side is that if we have too many uniformed personnel in the area, the guests might start to question if it is because the place is unsafe,” Chambers reasoned. “But we must put an end to this.”

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