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Minister: Jamaican crime hurting tourism

Jamaica’s unprecedented crime level is threatening to derail the Caribbean island’s vital tourism industry by scaring away visitors and hurting investment, the tourism minister said. Speaking at a political meeting on Sunday, Aloun N’Dombet Assamba said that no amount of overseas advertising dollars could counter the negative publicity associated with the island’s worsening crime wave. “There is nothing I can do … to move us forward if we are constantly having to fight the battle against crime,” she said. “Too much of our resources are lost that way, too much of our people are lost that way.” Full Story

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