Sunday morning around 9:30am, in the area of the now demolished Ocean view hotel, my wife witnessed a young Brazilian tourist woman running down the boardwalk after having been held up at knife point. As the lady ran past my wife she was thoughtful enough to warn her that there was a man with a knife further along the path. The manager of the hotel where she is staying came to her assistance along with 5 construction workers who were working in the area. Fortunately the victim was not physically harmed yet she was obviously traumatized.
We have thousands and thousands of people working so hard to develop and sustain tourism in this Island and then a handful who are so desperate and unimaginative, that in a single action they can negate all of our efforts. We can't stay silent, we can't pretend it doesn't happen and hope it will go away, it's not right, it's not fair, it must change.