T&T and Jamaica listed among world's most dangerous countries
Created : 5 November 2018
Trinidad and Tobago has been named as the 12th most dangerous country in the world, while Jamaica is listed at the 10th most dangerous.
According to an article by Business Insider, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica stand alongside countries like Venezuela, Yemen and Colombia for the highest crime rates in the world.
For Trinidad and Tobago, the article pinpointed Muslim terrorist leader Yasin Abu Bakr's connections to Libya's Muammar al-Gaddafi and referred to a 2018 report by the US State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, which identified Port of Spain as a critical threat location for crime.
The report however advised US tourists to exercise normal precautions.
The report cited the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, which said that countries which enjoy more security also show better economic development.
Jamaica was also highlighted as the 10th most dangerous country based on a recent report by USA Today which looked at a rise in rape crimes.
Minister of National Security, Stuart Young, said to the Trinidad Guardian that the report lacked proof.