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    Why does this sound suspiciously like a progressive reloading press and a couple of boxes of projectiles ordered from the Dillon catalog?
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    http://www.seattlepi.com/news/world/...ry-5021508.php
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    Tourists in the Jamaican city of Montego Bay have been urged to stay in their resorts while the military carries out a crackdown on violent crime.
    St James Parish, of which Montego Bay is the capital, has been hit by a surge in gang-related killing and violence, according to authorities, and a state of emergency was declared on Thursday.
    The UK Foreign Office (FCO) has warned holidaymakers that “intensive law enforcement activities” were expected in the area and holidaymakers should limit their movements outside their resorts, especially at night. Other countries have issued similar advice, including Canada.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...tay-in-resorts
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    Most tourists who stay in the city of Montego Bay use all-inclusive resort hotels and very few venture outside themselves, even then most frequent the shopping malls and 'The Strip'. The violence - from the reports I have seen - is concentrated in areas no tourist would visit. Unless they seek recreational substances.

    Now I have looked at news reporting there was a "drive by" shooting near the airport, with one dead and three wounded. That I expect was the reason why the advisory was issued. One local report has some details:http://jamaica-star.com/article/news...-mobay-airport
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    David,

    I found some contrary info, but some of these sites don't have dates.

    https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-s...t-to-watch-for

    Deadly Crime and Assault in Jamaica

    Jamaica has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world. These dangerous and deadly crimes are not isolated to locals - several tourists have lost their lives there in recent years so you should be especially careful to avoid risky areas and use common sense when visiting.

    Sexual assault against female travelers is also an issue, so women should avoid traveling alone and not drink to excess. Some of these reported assaults occurred within the confines of a resort, so women should be cautious at all times, regardless of where they are.
    Keep the following in context, as several thousand U.S. tourists visit Jamaica annually. I suspect the number of murders and violent crime against Americans is higher in other tourist locations like Thailand for example.

    https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentRe...aspx?cid=21545

    Although most criminal activity is Jamaican-on-Jamaican violence, often involving organized criminal elements and gangs, criminal activity can impact American visitors.
    ◾In 2016, the Embassy’s consular section received reports from Jamaican police or the victims themselves of eight U.S. citizens murdered; 39 U.S. citizens robbed; 18 U.S. citizens raped/sexually assaulted; nine U.S. victims of aggravated assaults; seven incidents of domestic violence involving Americans; two instances of child abuse involving American children; and 106 missing persons cases reported. These numbers are not all inclusive, as many crimes (rape, sexual assaults) are often not brought to the attention of the Embassy or to the police.
    Since tourism remains the largest part of Jamaica's economy, I suspect the authorities will either crack down on the criminals that threaten it, or work a deal behind the scenes with the gangs so they can operate in these areas as long as they don't threaten tourists. So many areas people from the U.S. and Europe consider the islands in the Caribbean paradise, but in reality they are hell holes for most of the people living there. We have a habit of viewing that part of the world through a 50mm lens that only focuses on white sandy beaches and blue water.
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    MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has reported that the state of public emergency that was imposed on the western parish of St James last Thursday is achieving the desired results.
    “After the first 48 hours of the announcement of the state of emergency we have already seen encouraging results,” JDF Colonel Daniel Pryce told a press briefing at the JDF's Burke Barracks in Montego Bay yesterday.

    “On Thursday we seized one Kalashnikov rifle and six live rounds in Flanker, Montego Bay. We suspect that the high- powered weapon was used in one of the recent brazen murders that would have taken place in Montego Bay over the past few weeks. That weapon is to undergo ballistic and forensic testing to determine its history.”
    Meh.

    For a number of years the parish of St James has seen rising levels of criminality as murders, shootings, extortion, illegal drugs, illegal guns, lotto scamming, and general lawlessness have climbed to record levels.

    In 2017, for instance, some 335 murders were recorded in the parish, and seven since the start of this year.
    http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/...5?profile=1373
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