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Seychelles and UK join in fight against piracy

UK Minister attends opening of Regional Anti-Piracy Intelligence and Coordination Centre Seychelles and UK join in fight against piracy

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel. has met with the British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Alistair Burt MP, at State House this morning.

Tourism officials: Las Vegas is safe, despite all recent shootings and stabbings

Violent crime flares in Las Vegas in recent weeks Tourism officials: Las Vegas is safe, despite all recent shootings and stabbings

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Three people were killed and at least six more injured after an unidentified individual in a black Range Rover opened fire on the occupants of a Maserati.

Mexican authorities: Arrests coming in rape of Spanish tourists in Acapulco

Tourists assaulted, raped in Mexico Mexican authorities: Arrests coming in rape of Spanish tourists in Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico - Arrests could come as early as this week in the alleged rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco, the lead investigator in the case said on Wednesday.

New Indian law against rape to include death penalty

India's new law gets tough on rapists New Indian law against rape to include death penalty

NEW DELHI, India - The new law against rape in India will help to control ever increasing trend of rapes as the law defines consent as an “unequivocal voluntary agreement” when the person by ...

Bahamas Prime Minister: Crime is biggest threat to Caribbean tourism

Caribbean Travel Marketplace Bahamas Prime Minister: Crime is biggest threat to Caribbean tourism

Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie has issued a warning that there is no bigger threat to the future viability of tourism in the region than crime.

International tourism month and tourism security & safety

Tourism security and safety International tourism month and tourism security & safety

Dr. Peter Tarlow, President of Tourism & More, Inc., special to eTN

The city of Las Vegas will hold its 19th conference on tourism security and safety during the month of May.

Foreigners in New Zealand warned about risk of theft

NZ Theft Warning Foreigners in New Zealand warned about risk of theft

Incoming tourists are being warned about the risk of theft from cars and campervans in New Zealand, but Police Minister Anne Tolley says there has been no spike in incidents.

Crime never takes a vacation, but it doesn’t you can’t

Protecting Homes While on Vacation Crime never takes a vacation, but it doesn’t you can’t

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

A home security expert is claiming that the lagging economy has spurned a dramatic increase in burglaries and home invasions across the country, with agencies reporting an increase in 2010 after ...

25 Percent of Children Under Age 6 Now Live in Poverty Rapid rise in child poverty leads to later increase in crime

WASHINGTON - Rising child poverty rates could mean higher crime rates in the future, a national law enforcement group warned today.

Australia's Gold Coast becomes Crime Coast

Popular tourist hub turns into crime capital of Australia Australia's Gold Coast becomes Crime Coast

Queensland’s Gold Coast, which attracts hundreds of thousands of domestic and international visitors each year thanks to miles of sun-kissed beaches and scores of glitzy nightclubs, has seen ...

Growing links between crime and terrorism the focus of UN forum

UN Office on Drugs and Crime Growing links between crime and terrorism the focus of UN forum

Highlighting the growing nexus between global criminal acts, including drug trafficking and money laundering, and terrorism, a top United Nations official today called for boosting efforts to ...

Crime and tourism coexist in South Africa

South Africa Travel Crime and tourism coexist in South Africa

Dr. Elinor Garely, eTN

(eTN) - Crime is a harsh reality in South Africa, for tourists and residents alike.

Drug tourists drive up crime rate in Dutch border town

Official: Drug Tourism Must End Drug tourists drive up crime rate in Dutch border town

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands - Officials in the Dutch border town of Maastricht say they are hopeful the European Court of Justice will allow them to ban the sale of marijuana to foreigners.

South Africa crime fears revived by the shooting of American tourist

American Tourist Shot In South Africa South Africa crime fears revived by the shooting of American tourist

JOHANNESBURG — The shooting of an American backpacker has revived crime worries at the World Cup, but organisers insisted Thursday that the tournament remains on track on the eve of the ...

South Africa: Australian tourists robbed by gang of "decent" robbers

Tourists Robbed In South Africa South Africa: Australian tourists robbed by gang of "decent" robbers

Johannesburg - After four "decent" robbers tied up and robbed Australian tourists on Thursday morning at a luxury resort in Mpumalanga, they asked their victims if they were "at least enjoying the ...

EU capital rattled by violence

Brussels Crime Wave EU capital rattled by violence

LEO CENDROWICZ

On a crisp, sunny morning last week, a man strolled into a Brussels courtroom, pulled out a 7.65-mm pistol and shot both the judge and a court clerk in the head before fleeing.

Woman admits stealing $400,000 in tickets from United Airlines

United defrauded of $400,000 Woman admits stealing $400,000 in tickets from United Airlines

CINCINNATI - A Cincinnati roller derby star has admitted stealing $400,000 in airline tickets from United Airlines for teammates, friends and family, authorities say.

30 people killed as violence escalates in Jamaican slums

At least 30 dead in Jamaican street battles 30 people killed as violence escalates in Jamaican slums

DAVID McFADDEN,

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Thousands of police and soldiers stormed the Jamaican ghettos where reggae was born Tuesday in search of a reputed drug kingpin wanted by the United States, intensifying a ...

Jamaican violence escalates as gunbattles rage on in Kingston slums

Jamaica - Paradise Lost? Jamaican violence escalates as gunbattles rage on in Kingston slums

DAVID McFADDEN

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Security forces fought their way into the warren-like complex that is the slum stronghold of a Jamaican gang leader facing extradition to the United States and sporadic ...

South Africa - should football fans fear for their lives at the World Cup?

FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 South Africa - should football fans fear for their lives at the World Cup?

Finlo Rohrer

With a multitude of tourists heading to South Africa for the World Cup, a question hangs on many lips: how dangerous is the country?

South Africa is a place where a lot of violent crime ...

Journalist killed during hotel and casino robbery in South Africa

Crime In South Africa Journalist killed during hotel and casino robbery in South Africa

Johannesburg - A North West journalist was shot dead during an armed robbery at a hotel and casino in Mafikeng, police said on Thursday.

50 murders a day - shouldn't rampant crime concern World Cup fans?

FIFA World Cup 2010 50 murders a day - shouldn't rampant crime concern World Cup fans?

NASTASYA TAY

JOHANNESBURG — Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging movement is warning countries about sending their soccer teams to a "land of murder" after Eugene Terreblanche was bludgeoned to death only 10 weeks ...

Despite US government's warnings students flock to Mexico for Spring Break

Spring Break 2010 Despite US government's warnings students flock to Mexico for Spring Break

Bill Whitaker

Thousands of college kids are pouring into Mexico for Spring Break.

Minister: Take all steps to protect tourists from crime

India Minister: Take all steps to protect tourists from crime

Union Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja has urged seven States and Union Territories (UTs) to take all necessary steps for tourists' protection against crime ...

St. Lucia receives international assistance in fight against crime

Taiwan And Britain Provide Help St. Lucia receives international assistance in fight against crime

Robert Kelly, eTN

St. Lucia is receiving international assistance in fighting crime from the governments of Taiwan and Britain, according to a report from the St.

RIO DE JANEIRO CARNIVAL Dutch tourist shot in Rio

A Dutch tourist was in hospital in Rio de Janeiro after being shot twice by a mugger who attacked him and his wife after the city's fabled carnival festivities got under way.

Goa raising special tourist security force

Tourist Safety In Goa Goa raising special tourist security force

The Goa tourism department is in the process of raising a special tourist security force in the wake of crimes against tourists in the state especially foreign women tourists.

Caribbean youth identified as primary perpetrators of crime in the region

Crime Wreaking Havoc On Caribbean Economies Caribbean youth identified as primary perpetrators of crime in the region

Robert Kelly, eTN

A study on the situation of Caribbean youth has revealed that youth’s risky behaviors are wreaking serious havoc on the economies of the Caribbean.

Tourism officials in St.Lucia committed to tackling crime on the island

St. Lucia Crime Tourism officials in St.Lucia committed to tackling crime on the island

Robert Kelly, ETN Staff Writer

Director of the St.Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) Louis Lewis, has re-affirmed the government’s commitment to taking the necessary steps to safeguard the tourism industry against crime.

Trinidad & Tobago: Tourist beware, caution required on beaches

Crime in the Caribbean Trinidad & Tobago: Tourist beware, caution required on beaches

Heather Dawn Herrera

You often read in the press of incidents happening in places where you think you would be free of such.

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