Sunday, April 23, 2017

Travel: Jamaica way down in safest destination ranking

According to Caribbean 360, Barbados has been named the safest country in the Caribbean for visitors in a biennial report from the recent World Economic Forum. This placed the 430-square-kilometre island way ahead of six other Caribbean countries named in the world report. Placing 55th, Barbados beat its closest Caribbean competition by a wide margin, with the Dominican Republic placing 107th, Mexico in the 113th spot, Trinidad and Tobago ranked 115th and Jamaica 119th - a mere 12 places above Venezuela (see below).
The least safe countries in the region were said to be crime-plagued Honduras in 128th place, and political hotspot Venezuela in 131st place.
The safety and security rating was one section of a report from the Geneva-based organisation, which did not include the risk of becoming a victim of petty crime in its rankings. [. . .]

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