Another Reason to Avoid St. Vincent:Wallilabou is getting dangerous!

Wallilabou Bay, St. Vincent

Some time ago, we shared with you an e-mail about the views my wife and I shared after visiting your country. What was supposed to be a two week stay was shortened to a few days. We decided to share our concerns. Since then we have noted the nasty comments directed at us. This is no way to invite people to your country.

The problem of crime against yachts people is still plaguing your country. We will continue to warn our friends, and anyone else who will listen, against docking in any of your beautiful bays.

Just Friday night, some visitors to your island suffered tremendous loss at the hands of thieves who broke into their yachts and stole several items. To compound matters, one of the victims suffered a fall and injured her back. Your health service could not even assist! The lady had to be airlifted from the island.

Instead of sending us nasty e-mails, you people need to do something about making your country safe and hospitable for visitors. In the mean time our message to all is to stay away from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Joe Petty
Jpetty@sympatico.ca

Editor’s Note

Before posting this e-mail, we at Vinci Kallaloo did some checking. We were able to confirm that two yachts docked at Wallilabou were broken into on the evening of Friday December 23, 2011. The story of the injured guest also checked out. Investigations are ongoing in the matter.

16 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Miriam on December 11, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    What I have to say about everyone’s comment is that , if you are without sin cast the first stone.

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  2. Posted by Peter Bergman on September 28, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I’ve sailed in St Vincent. It feels on the edge but poverty breeds crime. The St Vincent government should be doing a better job to help their own people and give good decent kids an education and a good, loving environment to grow up in. Make people welcome to the island. Make it safe and money from tourism will follow. Don’t be corrupt. Use the money for the benefit of all. You are one nation, not one greedy person, you may have a child one day, what are you gonna do when you see he or she has no future? Your island is a gift if you use it wisely.

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  3. Posted by xo;pwink on April 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Everyone I know from St. Vincent are CRAZY, my kids dad an his mom for example.. Other people say the Vincentians they know are crazy too, so thats just confirmation lol

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    • Posted by Mother's Love on December 31, 2015 at 1:41 am

      I had a crazy Vincentian father to my child too and his mama ain’t NO prize either. Mean bitter spiteful woman. Many cultural differences between Caribbean values and African American values. Yet we are all black. Have dealt with enslavement, injustice, racism and the like. I wonder how much of it is culturally related or just plain old ignorant horrible upbringing. Which btw could be found everywhere. It’s sad because saint Vincent is now part of my daughters heritage but bcuz her father and his mother are so evil she will never get that experience, or no her nana who still lives on the island. If she is still alive. I’ll never know. Good luck to travelers safe journeys and well wishes to Vincentians what a privilege to live in such beauty.

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  4. I can understand that some people want to defend their country. But don’t deny that some country or place is more dangerous than others. We noted that because we travel often by camper van. You can’t deny that Caracas (for example) is more dangerous than Paris…
    Now, in 2014, we can consider that SVG is in a safe condition? or a better safe condition than supposed in 2011?

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  5. Posted by Jean M. Dorsinville on January 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Joe Petty,
    By your email, you revealed you’re a Canadian. For every negative review of St Vincent, you will find TEN that sing the virtues of this island.

    http://i-witness-news.com/2012/01/07/st-vincent-gets-another-2012-top-destination-listing/

    St. Vincent gets another 2012 top destination listing

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    • Posted by edwin geoffrey on February 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      A message to Vinci Kallaloo articles like this should not be displayed where in the world is there no crime ,u should look at the bigger picture turning away the genuine tourist .No likes being robbed but iam being led to believe going to SVG u r more likely to be robbed .You guys know about the murders in Antigua?I do not condone crime my son was actually murdered ,in SVG we need to be more vigilant and report any criminal activities to the authorities.

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  6. Posted by Rudy on January 4, 2012 at 6:21 am

    People who condone crimes are people who was never a victim of crime. I’ll bet my last dime that all who say SVG is Paradise never had an encounter with someone pointing a pistol in their face when they are in bed at three o’clock in the morning. You all go ahead with your crimes in St. Vincent and your Grenadines. l left this country 34 years ago and at least where I live in the USA when there is crime Law enforcement always get the perpetrator no matter how long it takes. So run and tell that HOME BOY.
    SVG is paradise. Sure. Change the Government. Enforce the laws. Teach the children. Educate the people Live by the golden rule .When I am in SVG. My rule is “DO ONTO OTHERS BEFORE THEY DO IT TO YOU”

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  7. Posted by joshua Ackie on December 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    He is (j petty) Canadian. Check his email is with Bell Canada.

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  8. Posted by vincyking on December 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    government need to do something quick about not good for the country. it’s ashame. poor svg

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  9. Posted by Mzzd on December 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    like what was said, everywhere you go there’s crime. You can’t rate a country like this for such act, yes it’s fowl but what i want to know is ” what country are you from?” , am pretty sure some evil acts are being committed there to,, so don’t underrate us because we as vincentians are sooo different from what you make us to be………..

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  10. Nigga fuck where u from! I promise you, if I go to wherever you from,Ill be sticked up b4 da day is out. This is the world we live in. SVG is an island of paradise but it aint perfect. shit. Your opinions makes me sick because yes, I understand that there may be very few crimes but shit that’s life. Where in this motherfucking world can you go and its crime-free? exactly so you have no point. what you should be doing is encouraging people how to stay safe while they enjoy the beautiful island. Paris, France is a major international tourist attraction, dont they have crimes against tourist, it would be preposterous if they didnt so Mr. Petty run along and tell your friends what you want but I assure you that anyone with common intellectual abilities would see that your point is vague, ambiguous and naive. I would call you a dumb motherfucker!

    PS. I hope you understand

    yours sincerely

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    • Andrew Ice, as a fellow Vincentian I agree with you wholeheartedly, but next time leave the f**** out. You can express yourself clearly without using all those f********. Stay bless.

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    • Posted by Lost on December 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      I understand your frustration and I totally agree, I read a story some time ago where a British tourist was beheaded in one of those Dutch speaking region, crime is all over and svg maybe the safest place compared to other destinations..

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    • I too agree with Andrew and Syima is right leave out all the swear words. Having said that, Jamaica I hear is sooooo bad on crime.

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  11. Every where you go there is crime,in New York everyday somebody killing somebody so I don’t no what you talking about,just stay out of our country and don’t go back,you talking bout nasty come to Brooklyn,everywhere in this world you go there is killing and nasty-ness,you just want to put our country down just don’t go back,Thank You.

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