The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) is shocked and deeply concerned to hear of the recent robbery and mugging against persons associated with the visiting Australian cricket team.
We wish to offer our deepest apology to the affected visitors. Dominica is known as one of the safest islands in the Caribbean and this incident reflects terribly on everything we do to take care of our visitors and keep Dominica safe.
We hope the visitors’ experience of Dominica’s natural beauty and friendly people has left a stronger impression of our island than this unfortunate incident.
We condemn any and all crimes against our visitors and our residents. Dominica’s visitors are Dominica’s customers. They travel far and pay a lot to come here and enjoy our beautiful island. They stay in our hotels, eat at our restaurants, purchase from our vendors, use the services of our taxi drivers and tour guides and visit our shops. Their money puts food on our tables and is a key driver of our economy. A crime against a visitor is a crime against our country and our people.
Furthermore, any crime against a visitor may end up in the international press – as this one has – and can have devastating and far-reaching effects on future visitors deciding whether or not to come here.
DHTA will lend its full support to law enforcement and expects the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The DHTA also calls on the public to assist the police with the ongoing investigations.
Anyone with information on the incident should report it to the police or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS .
The call to Crime Stoppers is free, safe, secure.