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Jeff Dunsavage's Blog – April 2014 Archive (10)

2 Dutch Tourists Missing in Panama

Not much information yet. Here are the links we have so far:

Dutch Police Hint at Criminal Activity in Women's Disappearance (Expat Tales --

Two Dutch Women Are…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 30, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

A Happy Ending on Roatan (and How A Thoughtless Individual Screwed Countless People)

Last week, a U.S. citizen (whose name I will not mention out of respect for his family) pulled an idiotic stunt on the island of Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras. The vacationer, very intoxicated, got into an argument with his girlfriend and stormed out into the night without cash or his cellphone and didn't return.

You may know Roatan from posts here as a place that is aggressively marketed as a safe, inexpensive destination to vacation and retire.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 27, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

U.S. Teen Sexually Assaulted, Strangled in Bahamas

A 17-YEAR-OLD American girl was left traumatised after she was strangled to near unconsciousness and forced to perform a sexual act on a 41-year-old man in the Bahamas. The assailant reportedly was taken into custody shortly after he assaulted the girl on Monday morning.

The girl, whose parents recently purchased a vacation home on the island, was flown to New Providence for medical evaluation shortly after the…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 23, 2014 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Roatan: A Case Study in the Irresponsibility of the "Travel Media"

One of my biggest gripes for years now has been the lack of a truly critical travel media that examines the industry it purports to cover with an eye toward more than the prettiest locales and the best deals. For an industry that rivals energy and agriculture in terms of economic clout, travel/tourism receives surprisingly little media scrutiny. In this article, maritime attorney Jim Walker articulates some of the same frustrations.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

U.K. Citizen Murdered in Bahamas Home Invasion

The BBC reports that Edgar Dart, 56, a British citizen who lived in Winnipeg, Canada, was killed when a masked gang attacked his mother's home in Emerald Bay, Grand Bahama. His cousin Michael Dart, from Devon, said the family were tied up during the raid and another male was attacked with a machete.

Assistant Commissioner Emrick Seymour, of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, said…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 14, 2014 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Cruise Ship Employee Murdered on Roatan, Honduras

CruiseLaw News reports that a Norweigian Cruise Lines Pearl crew member named "Jacob" from the Philippines was killed by a gunshot  while the Norwegian Pearl was in Roatan, Honduras today. Read full article.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 7, 2014 at 6:57am — No Comments

Please Help a MAP Member Bring Her Mom Home

A physically abused, developmentally disabled American woman is being held against her will in Mexico. She wants to come home but doesn't know where she is. The State Department won't even try to help her family bring her home. You can help.

Missing Americans Project member Samantha Smith has been trying to find her mom, Sheila, a developmentally disabled adult who is in Mexico in the hands of a man who has a history of abusing her. Sam has managed to get into contact with…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 6, 2014 at 1:39am — No Comments

Stay Off the Streets, Matamoros, MX, Mayor Warns Residents Due to Gunfire

Matamoros Mayor Leticia Salazar on Monday asked residents to remain off the streets as gun battles erupted is several parts of the city. Salazar issued the warning through her Twitter account.

Salazar reported numerous blockades throughout the city.

The U.S. Consulate in Matamoros also confirmed the gun battles. Some of the firefights happened in the Puerto Rico and Las Aguilas neighborhoods and areas east of Veteran's International…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on April 1, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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