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Old 26-01-2016, 13:01   #16
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Re: Murder in Grenada

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So should we start posting links to every American killed overseas whether sailing related or not? Will give some of us plenty to do, that's for sure.

here's a partial list, just for 2015:
https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...cs/deaths.html
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Some may disagree but I think it's relevant here since Grenada is a fairly popular cruising destination and she was killed near a popular harbor. This seems to have been a senseless attack. It's commendable however that authorities were able to quickly apprehend a suspect.

Much as we all like deserted beaches there is clearly some safety in numbers.
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Old 26-01-2016, 13:02   #17
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you might want to PM Mark J and ask him to e-mail you a picture of the companionway grille he had made to keep people out of his boat
Already have one, comes in handy for security everywhere - even if just letting fresh air in w/out sleeping in a wide open boat

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From the point of view of an angry Islander, there is zero difference between a tourist and a yachtie,
Agreed - and not just islanders. All I'm saying is we're looking at a LOT of reports if we start posting crimes and murders against tourists in all countries where there's cruisers or sailors ...
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Old 26-01-2016, 13:16   #18
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Re: Murder in Grenada

Someone feels they get to decide what gets discussed by the rest of us. If not it annoys them, yet they still read and reply to it.
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Old 26-01-2016, 13:25   #19
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Re: Murder in Grenada

What I read was he was recently released from prison after serving a 15 yr sentence for murder and rape of a child also I think US citizen.
He turned himself in to the Police I think.


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Old 26-01-2016, 13:26   #20
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Re: Murder in Grenada

If you're talking about me: nope, not annoyed nor trying to tell others what to post - just trying to work out what people want to know, and what not. What posts / reports are considered helpful / important, and which aren't? That way, I know what news (not) to post here.
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Re: Murder in Grenada

So... when you are on land the criminals care if you are a cruiser or not? I think security as a whole needs to be taken into consideration. Unless of course we should only post murders that happen on boats - otherwise you are just a tourist.

Anyhow, when I posted this question one of those stories were on the net.
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Old 26-01-2016, 17:52   #22
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nowhere in world is safe anymore!
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Old 26-01-2016, 17:56   #23
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Mmm how does one prepare for a bad guy with a sword...
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Old 26-01-2016, 19:36   #26
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Morning news said a man with a sword killed her. I though sword was odd, maybe that was why it made the news. Machete makes a lot more sense.
I do not believe they were cruisers or sailors, just tourists.
Machetes are called "cutlasses" in that part of the world, so maybe that caused the confusion.
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"Colker is the second tourist to have been murdered on the island in just over a month."
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Re: Murder in Grenada

I am in Grenada at the moment, and all people are quite upset at the recent events. The first lady killed was Canadian (not that it matters) as am I. Her death was a road traffic accident, which while tragic is not the same as last week's incedent at La Sargess.
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That's good information. We LOVE Grenada so it would be a shame if it were a crime trend.


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