Security & Strategic Review - February 2024

JAMAICA/THE BAHAMAS: US raises travel warnings amid crime concerns

Two heightened US security warnings on the Caribbean, as well as the publication of the latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by the NGO Transparency International, have kept Caribbean Community (Caricom) security and governance issues in the spotlight at the start of 2024. The warnings of rising violence in two of the region’s main tourism destinations may bode poorly for the Jamaican and Bahamian economies. However, this news was offset by the CPI’s largely positive assessment of corruption levels in the Caricom region.

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