Golf in the Bahamas: Unsafe for women
The Bahamas continues to shoot itself in the foot when it comes to tourism.
Recently, a female tourist who was robbed in Nassau was turned away by three police stations while trying to get help, according to Bahamas B2B.com
In a separate story, a recent report by the United Nations/World Bank ranked the Bahamas No. 1 in the world in terms of sexual violence.
The violence against women has gotten so bad, leaders of Caribbean nations have called a region-wide conference to address the issue.
I worked in the Caribbean as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, and if it’s like other Caribbean conferences I’ve covered, there will be a lot of talk and little action.
I’ve seen this before, most notably in the case of St. Croix. Government officials stood by and did nothing as crimes against cruise ship passengers escalated. Eventually, the cruise lines pulled out and now downtown Christiansted is a ghost town.
The Bahamas is headed down that same path.
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According to all police reports for the past 6 years, no woman “at all” was ever a victim of any criminal activity on a gold course in the Bahamas. Thus, the motive of this article, "Golf in the Bahamas: Unsafe for women" is in question.
If no woman was ever victimized on any golf course, this article has a hidden agenda.
It is not that golf itself is unsafe for women. It is golf "in the Bahamas" that is unsafe for women. Anything in the Bahamas is unsafe for women, given the total disregard for women in the country.
The writer has a responsibility to report that fact, since a lot of people visit the Bahamas to play golf.
I've been to Jamaica five times and have never had a problem. I stay at an all-inclusive resort. I only go on monitored trips. I've played many of the golf courses in Jamaica and found them to be wonderful. Some of the best courses in the world. While playing golf I've met some of the nicest people.
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