What a shame as the island itself is very beautiful and is a desirable vacation destination. But when safety concerns outweigh the tourist's desire to visit the island a large economic downfall will create even more problems for Jamaicans.
My German born watch repairman lived in St. Croix, USVI for years until he grew tired of the violence, drugs and craziness. Lucky for me he moved to Florida. It got so bad there that not only cruise passengers were being robbed but also cruise employees.
Three Day Nassau, Bahamas Cruise 1967
Big Red Boat, Abaco, Bahamas 1991
Carnival Holiday 1993, Western Caribbean
Celebrity Century, 1996, Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Destiny, 2001, Dutch Treat
RCCL Monarch of the Seas, 2003, Western Caribbean
Carnival Legend, 2004, Exotic S. Caribbean
Carnival Liberty, 2010, Exotic Eastern Caribbean