10 Reasons to Stay Away from St. Vincent and the Grenadines

One of St. Vincent's many tranquil bays

St. Vincent and the Grenadines may appear to be a traveller’s paradise. The islands are indeed among the most beautiful in this part of the world. Even the people appear to be friendly and hospitable. Pay a visit to these shores and you would quickly realize that looks are indeed deceiving!

On the recommendation of a friend who visited the islands just over 10 years ago, my wife and I sailed into Bequia with the intention of spending a week. We spent only 48 hours. 

We then docked in a place called Cumberland Bay and spent a few agonizing days.

I urge all travellers especially fellow yachties to STAY AWAY from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. After our experience  and some research I give you 10 reasons!

  1. Crime is rampant on the islands.
  2. Violence, especially against females, is a way of life.
  3. Rape and sexual assault is common place.
  4. Murders, even of visitors, are increasing.
  5. Prices are astronomical.
  6. Docking facilities, and services are horrendous.
  7. The place, especially the shore, is littered with unsightly garbage.
  8. The traffic is terrible, especially the “vans”.
  9. Immigration and customs personnel appear dishonest and corrupt
  10. It rains endlessly in November.

There are several alternatives to these islands. Visit them instead. St. Vincent and the Grenadines are pretty but that’s it. A place that  should be a traveller’s paradise, is pure hell!

Joseph and Harriette Petty

 

Editor’s Note:

The operators of this blog do not associate ourselves with the sentiments expressed in the foregoing. We just thought it shoud be shared and  our readers to comment.

222 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mark on May 23, 2017 at 4:57 am

    I wouldn’t visit any island in the Caribbean as a tourist. Why? Too many niggers. There’s a difference between blacks and the other. Blacks are good people & I’m not racist but the niggers are always robbing, killing and stealing. I was in Trinidad once in 1993 piloting an air cargo flight & I heard how much gets stolen from the air cargo terminals every year. Niggers love to steal. 63% of the inmates in US prisons are niggers and growing. Thank goodness I got reloaded & flew out of there three hours later. At the airport while trying to get a meal there were two attempts to pickpocket me & my co-pilot and we couldn’t sit down and eat in peace without someone coming up, wanted to sell us weed or small items that I’m sure were stolen. Conclusion>>if you’re black, you’ll be OK but stay away if you’re white.

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  2. Posted by Priscella on March 6, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I am a female who had just returned from SVG this past Saturday, Mar. 5, 2017 without having experience any such events as this nonsense article suggests. Why would you print such scandalous, non-factual, garbage. Support your claim with examples / police reports. Do you not have a soul / conscience?

    A very large cruise ship pulled in last week and hundreds of European passengers got off and were walking about the town, speaking with the locals, and wandering out of the downtown areas and into the country side, etc. Nothing bad happened to anyone: rape, theft, muggings, murder, etc. The only drawback was a little rain that fell for a few short minutes while the sun was still shining quite strongly. But, go figure, the tourists actually were prepared with umbrellas / walked around in the rain because the hot sun made the raindrops warm. How often have you experienced walking in the rain on a hot sunny day. Furthermore, the tourists were smiling and speaking with the locals who smiled and replied back. I do not see a problem here. I must ask you, “WERE YOU DREAMING A NIGHTMARE THEN WOKE UP UNABLE TO DISTINGUISH REALITY FROM A FICTITIOUS DREAM?”

    Please keep away from SVG and any other Caribbean island, please! They do not need your narrow-minded, evil, probably racist, garbage filled ideology. You are a disgrace to tourists everywhere. In fact, do not travel. Stay home in you perfect backyard where you will be safe from the evils of the world. Good grief!

    As other commentators have suggested, do you research beforehand, know your geographical bearings, and get to know people to avoid being a xenophobe.

    AGAIN, PLEASE… PLEASE… PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM SVG AND THE CARIBBEAN.

    EVERYONE, PLEASE VISIT THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND THAT RESEMBLES CINQUE TERRE, ITALY… GUARANTEED!!!!!

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  3. Posted by Bradshaw on February 11, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Do you actually like anything tho? Like Piña Coladas?? Or getting caught in the rain?

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  4. Posted by James on January 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I found this blog after reading this: http://www.noonsite.com/General/Piracy/piracy-reports-2016/summary-of-security-piracy-reports-2016

    SVG is clearly one of the most dangerous destinations on boat and I will avoid like the plague.

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  5. Posted by Margarita on December 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    this is so stupid. i am not Vincentian and yet i am offended. Do your studies before going to this beautiful country. All Caribbean islands experience a dry season and a rainy season. If you don’t want rain, don’t be an idiot and go during the rainy season. the other bull in this article happens EVERYWHERE. And do not lie making it seem like all those things happened to you or people around you while there. You were there for 48 hours!!!! I am veryyyy sure St. Vincent was glad to see you leave tho.Keep being petty

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  6. Posted by CAC on December 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Might I point out to the Pettys (admirable name, I think) that Cumberland Bay is on St Vincent and not Bequia. If they could not even work out which island they were anchored off, how on earth can they pass judgement?!!

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  7. Posted by Kris on December 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I am not going to waste my valuable time slating ignorance, but I will say that I have spent 50 years travelling back and forth to SVG, my family moved there and I am in the process of buying there. SVG is a most beautiful island, not commercialized like so many others are. it is completely unspoilt. There is crime all over the world. I have never seen it personally, The people are the kindest most welcoming people I know. of course there are a few bad seeds, tell me where there are none. As in any place in the world, prices vary from place to place. there are wonderful inexpensive places to eat and buy goods. When I brought my husband over for the first time, he loved it, and immediately wanted to retire there. We have been back every year since. Yes, it is a poor island, but it should not be penalized for that. The Grenadines are the most beautiful islands in the world, the seas so blue. So take no notice of those ignorant people who do not know what they are talking about, come and experience the beauty of it. I suggest people watch Island Secrets, it shows SVG for what it truly is.

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  8. Posted by jimel on November 22, 2016 at 9:11 am

    you are a complete idiot, you come here for 48 hrs, stay on your yacht and wanna comment on my country, why so many millionaires build house here, why so many investors want to open businesses here, its because this is a very beautiful and lovely island, before any foreigners believe this idiot i urge you to come and see for your self, yes there is traffic, its a small country, there is far worst traffic abroad, traffic that you park in for hrs, here you might be in one spot for 5 mins most, there maybe crime here, but its on a sooomuch smaller scale than crime abroad, every country and state has there crime, if a beach is dirty is because there was a recent party and sanitation workers hasn’t gotten around to clean it as yet, everyone is well come to our lil island and i guarantee you will enjoy it and feel safe, dont pay that idiot no attention what so ever

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  9. Posted by objective Vincy on November 19, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    The people are stating their experience, we can’t condemn them for that. Vincies are so proud of what they have to offer, but when compared to other countries where tourists such as our friends here may have visited, St.Vincent pales in comparison. It is true that the city and beaches could improve in cleanliness and in services, such as rest rooms , eating places etc. people expect more than hunting down a good place to eat after 5 pm.Things are operated on much smaller scale and I understand that restaurants and hotels ,cafes etc can’t remain open with low business,but when you pay good money to visit a country which advertises greatness and then can’t deliver that makes one mad.How can you recommend docking in cumberland? no place to eat ,nothing much to see. You have to travel elsewhere to see that our services suck,unless you know locals who can organize and take you to special spots or cook outs etc your stay could be boring. We need to admit we need more,instead of always defending how great the Island is…really?

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  10. Posted by J.T. on November 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I too went to these areas and highly recommend to stay away. We chartered a boat, something we do frequently and have been many places. The boat boys are like flys, all merchants purposely confuse US vs EC to their benefit to con you, they treat $50s like $20s, pretending they didn’t know or it was their mistake… A mistake of course they won’t correct if in their favor. When you do the math on their conversion rate con and call them out THEY get angry at you, saying you need to relax and you are on an island and all is good. It is a culture of thieves and dishonesty. Not to mention prices are beyond high to begin with, even if you do negotiate. We had boats literally follow us to other islands hounding us to buy whatever and eat wherever. The racket on mooring fees is getting worse with multiple boats wanting payment. The heat is unbelievable and dangerous at times, specially the rainy season. It has nothing to do with borders it has everything to do with failing to do better. Poor people have poor ways and all of these highly defensive posts from those who live there is exactly the cunt attitude mentioned… They do indeed get angry easily… and indeed – like in the posts – throw it back on those who visit and fed them. Ifyou can detect it in these posts can you imagine the islands? Those who say they love it are local enough to not be targeting by the deception, cons and crime…. or simply benefit from it. I hope I never go back either, it felt like a form of punishment versus a vacation. You guys can keep it. I absolutely hated this part of world. Never again! 😀

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  11. Posted by The Lion on November 4, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Yachties? Don’t they just nibble away at the edge of a place? Vincy’s charm is its rawness and as a living island it’s not a place for the common tourist I would love to see more entrepreneurial ventures on the island though.

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  12. Posted by STEPHEN HUGGINS on October 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Truth be told, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES (SVG), the unsurpassed HOME OF THE BLESSED [Hairouna] — way long after Ralph or EVERARD Goncalves, Vincent Beache, Arnhim Eustace, James Mitchell, Youlimo-ite SVLP, post-Mitchell New Democratic Pary, politicians, con-men, snake-oil wannabe Papa Doc Duvaliers, political liars and ideological deceivers have left the scene.

    A pristine, cleaned and rebuilt SVG shall still be salvaged out of the present and contemporary morass, administrative ineptitude and dishonestly skewed propaganda.

    Let no one discourage you, or your hopes and dreams, yet, for our beloved SVG. The incumbent regime is on the way OUT. The usurper self-appointed dictator in on his last cucumber-heel leg. A much brighter future yet beckons ahead, no thanks to the false-messiah politicians. We the people of SVG shall reconstruct and rebuild our dear homeland; the corrupt politicians and ideologues wont — indeed, they don’t have the faintest clue.

    HOLD ON, SVG PEOPLE, HELP IS ON THE WAY There certainly will ALWAYS be a St.Vincent. The Creator will ultimately ‘BLESS OUR HOMELAND . . . HAIROUNA!

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  13. Posted by Jane Deo on October 13, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Take this shit down and stop spressing rumors about our country. Y’all behaving like there isn’t crime and violence all over the world. Who gives u the darn right to point fingers. We are a bless nation a proud and God fearing ppl. Pls don’t bracket us because u don’t live here. I advice u to keep ur mouth shut and observe where u live before u make these kinda remarks about another man’a country.

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  14. Posted by gemini on August 15, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Lived in SVG, nice place but the people are cunts, nice beaches, lovely waters for swimming and yes the people are cunts, and before you say any thing I have family who come from there. It is a great place but the people are retarded, If the island are soo great why are some may cunts trying to leave and go to the US,Canada and England, its not that great when people are trying to leave. its a great place to visit and that it, not much for young people to do or learn.

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  15. Posted by Gwennie on July 9, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Wow I wanted to go there but after reading some of the comments on here I’m not sure if I want to go to st Vincent now smh

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  16. Your last name suits you well. Maybe you tried to brainwash our ppl and didn’t succeed, so this is your way of getting back at them. I am 💯 sure that YOUR country is far worst than SVG so miss us with your nonsense. All are safe and welcomed in SVG.❤🐝🌷

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  17. Posted by Edgar Roe on June 21, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I do agree that there have been some recent unfortunate incidents in Wallilabou, Myreau and Union Island, however without exception, all else that you mention is total Bullshit!!!

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  18. Posted by Anthony on June 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    They have their own personal agenda why they want to compare us with the outside world, but we are free men and women in SVG. and Jesus is the center of our lives an the corner stone of our homes

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    • Posted by Ronnie Sands on February 1, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      So happy to hear that. Every country has their own problm. Do not like one Country bashing another. Like the Good book read. Take care off your own. Before you go abroad. Take the boulder out off your own eyes. Before you talk about the grain off sand in mine. God bless your country.

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  19. What the hell do those petty ass people know about SVG, sure there’s crime and violence but can you name a place that there isn’t. It’s not like we’re running into night clubs and shooting up the place. Every country has its fault, it’s short comings, it’s share of crime and violence but you cane here for a brief moment and try to judge, I won’t have you.thousands of tourists come here and keep coming back year after year after year, many even purchased homes here. So how come they can see the true beauty of our islands but you can’t? It’s cause you’re fucking petty, that’s why. Maybe our economy here isn’t the best but you have to remember we’re a small independent country who feels all the shakes and the tremors of other bigger more economically stable nations, i.e America, who pretty much controls everyone’s economic stability. But I don’t expect you to know that cause you can’t see past your own borders.we maybe small, maybe even under developed but we’re getting there and when we do get there I hope you never come back.

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  20. Posted by Storm on June 20, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I’ve lived in st Vincent for twenty two years and I’ve never experienced all the bullshit these people are staying about this country… Wow.. The lengths you people would go when you see a country is developing omg.. . This country have been placing in the top five ranks for most beautiful beaches and the hospitality… If you say crime rate is high here with 40+ crime a year then what would you say about Trinidad that has 100+ crime in a day… Crime is every where in the world …. And in Jamaica the people beg you for everything thing down to your underwear but i still love these place

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  21. Posted by Mark on June 19, 2016 at 8:37 am

    You guys full of shit stop with the NDP talking points

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  22. Posted by Mark on June 19, 2016 at 8:34 am

    You guys full of shit

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  23. Posted by Aliciasummers on May 8, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Ill be honest with you about this post. St-Vincent isnt tourist friendly at all. It is not your Aruba or St Maarteen or Bahamas. It looks rough and its not very developed . The streets are dark. The roads are narrow. Transportation sucks especially after dark. If you are white you will stick out like a sore thumb. I am sorry but I didnt like St Vincent. It isnt a dream island. If you come here prepare yourself to feel like you are in a third world country. The hospital isnt clean so try not getting sick. Lets be honest, the british didnt make this island pretty like the deutch have done in other island. Its quite sad because I believe the island has potential to look more beautiful but it will take years of investments and renovation.

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    • Posted by Chalene Hope on June 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      I can write this exact same post for any country in the world. I am glad the Saint Vincent is remaining untouched by outsiders trying to rape the resources of this beautiful island. Every country has it’s downsides and flaws. I don’t believe Saint Vincent Tourism markets itself to be an Aruba, Saint Maartens or god forbid the Bahamas which is in my opinion sooo boring. Not sure what the motivation is behind writing this post, but I agree it’s pretty stupid.

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      • Posted by The High School Graduate on November 16, 2016 at 12:53 am

        Why are so many people arguing with folks over their opinions, which happens to be based on their own personal experiences? We are a sick people. Can we not allow others to share their opinions without being called stupid? I agree that the country is not too developed and seems to be at a standstill when it comes to that avenue, but I’m not offended by anything mentioned here, so why are you? I’m ashamed that the minds of Vincentians are still no more matured than that of a Kindergarten. These people obviously had a bad experience and what we are doing arguing here doesn’t make us appear any better… Furthermore anyone with the ability to think logically/rationally would notice they said “they only stayed for a few days”, so their judgement is only as shallow as their visit. Agree? Now, what are others to think of SVG when they see how intolerant and eager we are to blast others with such hostility over a mere “opinion”? SMH, maybe it’s not the country that needs developing but your own mindsets.

  24. Posted by Jason on April 17, 2016 at 12:12 am

    The real question is how does it compare to NYC during the Dinkins and Koch years. If you lived in NYC during that time, you know exactly what I am talking about. It was bad.

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  25. Posted by T on March 2, 2016 at 5:05 am

    This post is stupid. Crime is everywhere, if that is such a huge issue then maybe you should stay in your home.

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  26. Posted by Stephen Chayer on January 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I’m from Canada, married to a Trini and work as a sale director for a US company. Part of my job involve visiting customers everywhere in the world and of course all over the Caribbean. I have a special pride to be linked to the Caribbean and have done all in my power to help marinas and boat yards across the Caribbean help tourism. Tourism is one of the most important source of income for all of the Caribbean. Tourism means job, means money, means quality of life that trickles down to everyone.

    I’m not angry at the post, I’m worried. Although most will find ways to deny all the statements, it is the tone that can’t be denied. That tourist came to St-Vincent and left unhappy, perhaps worst than unhappy. Is that a unique case??? St-Vincent competes with the other islands and with Mexico, Canada, USA, Europe, and basically the entire world for those precious tourist. For sure some of them are ignorant, some are overly picky, but they are the customers.

    It is imperative that everyone in the country is on board to do everything possible to make all tourists feel happy to the extent possible. If it involves picking garbage from the side of the road or smile when things don’t go well at home, please make the effort.

    If they don’t come back, the jobs don’t come back and the quality of life will get worst. So please get them people to come to St-Vincent instead of Mexico or Europe or St-Maarten.

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    • I purchased property in 2007. It’s true the crime is out of control. My real estate agent was stabbed to death in her office.
      Crime statistics on line are true.
      Downtown Kingstown is filthy.

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      • IN RESPONSE TO THE CANADIAN MAN,POINT WELL TAKEN,THE PEOPLE OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO DO ALL THEY CAN DO TO PLEASE TOURISTS,BECAUSE WHEN I READ THIS I WILL NOT SPEND MY MONEY TO VISIT THIS ISLAND I WILL GO ELSEWHERE WHERE ME AND MY FAMILY IS SAFE…..

      • Posted by C. ben-David on April 25, 2016 at 9:51 am

        Someone has just been charged with this crime.

    • Posted by formervincy on November 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Everyone here has a valid point.I am a Vincentian by birth.I have lived in canada for over 30 years now.I still have famiy in St.Vincent.I visit them as a sign of respect.However I am disgusted at what the Island has become.I can no longer in good conscience recommend the Island to my friends.I am scared for my safety when I’m there.So sad.Going home use to bring me so much joy.I stopped bringing my daughters because of all the rape on the Island.Yes rape is everywhere.However SVG has a rape culture where police don’t take victims seriously and few men are prosecuted.Foreigners are robbed and often treated like crap.The government is to busy selling off parts of the Island to care.Locals are too stupid to realize more tourist means more dollars for them and their families.We are not talking a big city here.With a small population,high crime rate and few being prosecuted it’s not a place you want to be.Shame really.Tourism comes down to word of mouth and word travels fast.Tourist are your best allies they bring cash when they come.Without them you might end up eating shit.Having an International Airport is meaningless if tourist don’t come.I won’t get started on poor infrastructure,van drivers,or crappy tourist attractions or the ignorant people who think living abroad makes you rich or the 7 murders just this week alone.

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  27. Posted by BrnEydGrl on January 26, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I’m an American woman who has traveled alone in St. Vincent and a few other Caribbean islands. I spent several weeks on St. Vincent walking freely, befriending locals, and enjoying the culture, beaches and even the buses. I’m not naive to crime. I’m sure there is a fair share of crime there, but I never felt unsafe or unwelcome. The people were very friendly and laid back, and I will always have a warm place in my heart for the Vincis I met while there. There are other islands I would not feel safe to walk around alone, but on St. Vincent I did. There’s many places at home I know not to walk alone. Although I did have some connections there, I stayed alone with windows open and the only noise I heard were the chickens and frogs. 🙂

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    • Posted by Rani on July 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      I am an American woman and I have traveled to Georgetown, St. Vincent many times. It is my favorite island. It will always hold a very special place in my heart. I think what I liked the most was the way total strangers made me feel so welcomed and watched over. I made some Great friends there and was surprised at how the locals were just naturally protective and would just volunteer to walk with me making sure I got to where I was headed safely. I know crime happens everywhere and I heard lots of stories but I must say that the experience I had was that everyone looks out for each other. The beaches are fantastic and the town I stayed in felt more like a village. I loved everything about it!!!

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  28. Posted by C. ben-David on January 14, 2016 at 11:53 am

    If anything, things are far worse in these 10 and many other areas (yes, including the weather which is becoming harsher and more unpredictable year after year) than they were when this post was written over four years ago. Those who say otherwise are blinded by their foolish patriotism and sense of shame about how much our country is decaying by the day.

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  29. Posted by C. ben-David on January 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Based on a visit some time in 2001, if assessment were made today — nearly 15 years later — it would be far harsher because everything described has gotten far, far worse in the interval. No wonder we are being called “Little Haiti” all over the Internet.

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  30. Posted by Jonn on January 9, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Name one country that don’t have all what you listed above don’t be so hypocriticalto bring down the country

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  31. Posted by Basil on December 30, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Joseph and Harriette petty should stay to f***out of St.Vincent and the Grenadines and never ever go back there.

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  32. Posted by Dee on December 8, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Don’t go there then. Damn cheek

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  33. Posted by Jamima on December 4, 2015 at 7:07 am

    From statistics shown, crime in st. vincent has decreased significantly over the past 5 years.My country has had one off incidence of crime but for Mr& Mrs Petty to try defame my country’s character in such manner is quite petty.Everyone i’ve invited seems to think it’s paradise, and have been back numerous times.I do understand you took years of savings to afford your trip to St.vincent, you therfore need extra years to acquire spending money. “The land of oppurtunities” almostly monthly is plague with terrorist attacts,massacre and crimes where you just have to batten down and walk the streets looking over your shoulders. You pettys, please know that we still sleep with doors unlocked go places alone unharmed, so get a grip of yourselves and take your troubled negative self back under the rock where you came from. It snows from December to February up North and rains in November in SVG….should we write a letter to God? You’re obviously not well travelled, don’t blame us. I’ll keep you in my prayers

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    • Posted by roxanna on June 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      i agree with you totally. crime is everywhere and if we have to compare crime between svg and eurpore canada and us its daunting. if i do a survey among tourist that visit svg i knw for a fact 8 out of 10 would say they enjoyed their stay. mr n mrs petty it was unfortunate that your experience was not good doesnt mean the country is bad. on the other hand the ppl and governement have alot of work to do with garbage disposal and the upsurge in crime. work steadfast before it gets out of hand. i luv svg

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    • Posted by Sharon on July 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Well said

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  34. Posted by Raz R Rogers on August 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    U ppl must b visiting from heaven but am positive u will not b allowed to enter bk……which part of d world does not hav crime…..yall shooting up ppl in churches…kp ur blight comments to urself and I hope yall tk d blight bk wit u….st vincent PARADISE!

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  35. Posted by Magic on August 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Well if you think it’s to rainy in November, go in summer or May. By the way you seem to be a person who doesn’t know anything about nature, don’t go to the Amazon rain forest they say it rains all year round, that’s just an advise. I think what some of you guys are expecting when you travel to these islands, is that we have to rollout the red carpet and welcome you and in turn you all don’t appreciate anything. We are unique in our own way and we are very proud of that. Please have some respect for the immigration and the police, these are very hard working people who take there job very serious, I used to be a police there and I can tell that civil servants don’t go around begging you tourist, so do not cross that line. So why did you only spend 48hrs in Bequia? Because Bequia have plenty space to anchor, beautiful sceneries, hotels and nice beaches, next time you decide to plan a trip take along enough spending money, have you look at the news lately? everywhere is getting more expensive or if it is a sailing trip stock up your vessel with all the cheap stuff from where you came. Don’t do that to other people’s country without legitimate reasons.

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  36. Posted by kay on August 21, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Bullshit! Where are you from? What inspired u?

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  37. Posted by jacy on August 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    First of all, who ever the Petty are, you only spent 48 hrs in Bequia. Why was this so? Was it because you were too cheap and did not want to pay the required fees to dock into the harbour? So your reason to degrade our immigration and custom officers. So you went into Cumberland Bay on the leeward side of mainland St Vincent, where you are not required to pay a fee for docking, you spent a few days there which you termed were agonizing but you did not describe the agony you were faced with, but you went on to defame our country and our people. Were you raped, harassed or suffered any sort of injuries? I assume you did not encounter any of those since you did not outline those in your article, yet you saw it fit to list 10 invalid points to destroy our tourism industry and out peaceful and loving people. Crime is listed as your number one point, but yet you spent a few days docked in a very lonely bay and you are still alive. You did not mentioned where you are from however, I will like to believe that your country is not experiencing any of your listed points and so, it leaves me to believe that you are not from planet Earth. You have defamed our tourism industry and demoralized our people so I call on you to do the honourable thing and write an apology and publish it.

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    • Posted by Aiesha Vincy on August 19, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Agreed! Stuck up fools.

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      • Posted by The High School Graduate on November 16, 2016 at 1:13 am

        You guys need to stop attacking people over their opinions… It only shows how immature the people of SVG really are… Are you gonna defend this comment too? I’m counting on it. [TO THOSE WHO ARE DISGUSTED BY THE HOSTILITY SHOWN IN SOME OF THESE COMMENTS, I STAND TO SAY I ALSO FIND IT APPALLING, BUT JUST BEAR IN MIND HOWEVER THAT NOT ALL VINCENTIANS ARE THE SAME]. I am a Vincentian and have been living in my home land since birth. The views expressed here are to some extent true but, very overly exaggerated. Do we have a beautiful country? Yes! But compared to some other “more developed” countries/islands, we are still in our youthful stages. Have no doubt though that this country has a lot of potential and a lot of festive activities when visited in the right seasons.

  38. Posted by harry on August 18, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I am a proud vincentian who had numerous opportunities to migrate to more affluent countries which i graciously turned down. You see much emphasis is placed on economic prosperity at every level and too little on altruism and peace of mind. To me, my country though not perfect is a slice of paradise. Yes we do have instances of your list of complaints but we are 110,000 strong so what do yo expect, eden? Give me your dooms day statistics as charged on my little island as compared to your neck of paradise and if vastly different id concede defeat. It amazes me that within a short 48hrs time span your powers of observation have such far reaching revelations that u have unearthed all our economic and social misgivings a fete only surpassed by our intelligence services.i am curious, were you threatened in any way, form or manner by any of our kind citizens to levy such a heavy barrage of insults against my country. In my humble opinion you need a heavy dose jesus and a very good psycologist to settle your issues of anger and the possibility that your objective is to ruin our tourism industry.

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  39. Posted by DTPhenom on August 18, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    1.Crime, violence , rape, murder fall under the same category, so that downgrades you to 6 reasons. Second of all if you can find any island in the world that doesn’t have any crime at all I definitely would ask for a referral
    2. What do you consider astronomical prices??
    3.im assuming you sailed around the entire island and there was unsightly garbage around the entire thing…..
    4.If it rains endlessly in November , pick a different month….
    ALOT OF YOU TOURIST LEAVE YALL LITTLE FUCKED UP COUNTRIES AND TRY TO DEFAME OTHERS. I’ve live in ST VINCENT up until I was 14. Throughout my entire life I’ve never heard a foreigner talk smack about my homeland. If the prices were astronomical, that means you were to cheap and you didn’t by anything to support our culture or tourism. If it was raining endlessly in November and you had a problem with that mean that YOUVE NEVER BEEN TO IR ENJOYED THE WONDERS OF A TROPICAL ISLAND. If the murders to visitors are increasing, then I’m assuming that you’ve lost a loved one one while visiting my hairouna.
    I highly recommend that MR & MRS PETTY stay away from St Vincent and the grenadines. You do not support our tourism, and we don’t care for your opinion.

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