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U.S. Media's Newfound Interest in Caribbean Crime

 
monogram
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The U.S. media is reporting heavily on the murder of an American tourist in Grenada. A bit overblown if you ask me, but we are likely to see more and more coverage of this, so I thought I'd post it.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/01/25/american-reported-killed-while-walking-on-caribbean-beach-with-her-husband.html

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/american-tourist-brutally-murdered-in-grenada-170809565.html

A recent Yahoo piece warns readers of the increasing danger of visiting the Caribbean:
https://www.yahoo.com/travel/is-the-caribbean-more-dangerous-1291070591213622.html

Interesting comment from one reader:
"I'm sure it gets to the Grenadans to live in agony all the time while getting it shoved in their face at their own beach by rich white tourists."

I'd like to see some research done on that precise sociological/psychological effect. It might explain local-transplant relations in some jurisdictions. I've blogged about that dichotomy before: the vast majority of locals living in virtual hell every day (e.g., having their friends, family slaughtered) while tourists and transplants insist that the place is a paradise.

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Topic starter Posted : January 26, 2016 1:59 pm
OldTart
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What "newfound interest"? Heavy reporting of foreign nationals murdered on foreign soil on vacation has always been the norm as far back as I remember.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 2:43 pm
monogram
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true

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Topic starter Posted : January 26, 2016 3:32 pm
Alana33
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No.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 3:38 pm
STTsailor
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Monogram
I wish I could understand what responses are you hoping to elicit here or what exactly your question is.

I saw the news from Genada this morning. It's a sad news. Sound more like mental health or substance abuse problem on the part of the perp. Are you implying racial or envy motives?

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Posted : January 26, 2016 3:46 pm
OldTart
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"Any thoughts on the substance of the thread ..."

What substance? If you mean this,

... It might explain local-transplant relations in some jurisdictions. I've blogged about that dichotomy before: the vast majority of locals living in virtual hell every day (e.g., having their friends, family slaughtered) while tourists and transplants insist that the place is a paradise.

then I've no clue what point you're trying to make. I've traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and know of no "jurisdiction" which matches the profile. You seem to have some bizarre notion that all "transplants" wear rose colored spectacles and wander around euphorically waxing about "paradise" while that "vast majority" of locals cower in dirty hovels dealing every day with mass slaughter of their kin. Such lunacy is impossible to address or opine on.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 4:26 pm
cre
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How is this any different than when the Terminex thing happened on St.John? I was in NYC still when that happened. I seen so many stories, about it on the news, until they even had Mapp on National News. The media always does this.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 5:16 pm
misterhill
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Only 60 homicides (where the corpse was found, not counting disappearances) in 2015
Is that news worthy in a population of 105,000?

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Posted : January 26, 2016 5:19 pm
monogram
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Only 60 homicides (where the corpse was found, not counting disappearances) in 2015
Is that news worthy in a population of 105,000?

Hardly. Picking on my (rather inconsequential) use of the word "newfound" in the title is more attractive than offering condolences.

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Topic starter Posted : January 26, 2016 5:41 pm
OldTart
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Hardly. Picking on my (rather inconsequential) use of the word "newfound" in the title is more attractive than offering condolences.

Inconsequential? The title of a piece is usually assumed to comprise key words. And your thread was all about offering condolences? I must have missed that part.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 6:12 pm
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