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Armed robbery Jump Up Casino #162709
06/06/2018 11:25 AM
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Armed attempted robbery jump up casino...
One dead, two employees injured... three robbers escaped.
https://soualiganewsday.com/local/s...pect-dead-and-two-employees-injured.html

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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sxmmartini] #162710
06/06/2018 11:37 AM
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Such a shame. I actually had never heard of this casino. And the perpetrator who died won't be able to get questioned and possibly give up his accomplices. At least no customers were injured, and hopefully the injured employees will be alright.


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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sxmmartini] #162712
06/06/2018 11:41 AM
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Confusing date as the 6th is a Wednesday not a Thursday as stated.

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sxmmartini] #162718
06/06/2018 12:29 PM
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Makes one wonder, is it incidents like this that prompted Canada to recently change their Travel Advisory?


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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: Biturbo] #162727
06/06/2018 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Biturbo
I actually had never heard of this casino.


It is right down in Philipsburg at the very end. Near Diamond Casino, and across from a bank (where we use the ATM often)

We were stuck in traffic in front of it last week as there is construction and a detour trying to get to Bobby's Marina.


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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sxmmartini] #162733
06/06/2018 01:20 PM
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The off duty cop who shot and killed the criminal is a HERO in my opinion and maybe the other partners of the criminal that died will be caught soon. Shouldn't be hard for police to find the other perps.

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: ruralcarrier] #162734
06/06/2018 02:03 PM
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Two armed robberies in 6 days.

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: LBI2SXM] #162736
06/06/2018 02:07 PM
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Lots of guns on a supposedly gun free island.

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sxmmartini] #162743
06/06/2018 02:59 PM
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If the cruise lines are watching this, (and I'm sure they are) it could be a disaster for SXM. They supply the main tourism for the island at this time.

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: SXMScubaman] #162744
06/06/2018 03:13 PM
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Uhmmmm let me not be gloom and doom like carol and others state. Is this good? and if so what message is this for the Island? This has not been addressed and probably will not be. My negative comments can not hurt this Island. this kind of stuff can. Sxm. does not need any negative news. But surely we all know this Island need repair inside and out side. And by the way. I have invested interest in St.M. Would not want to hurt it . but a message board needs to be real and clear, or its not a message board, its people saying what wants to be heard... and that is fake news

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sxmmartini] #162745
06/06/2018 03:34 PM
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Well it looks like SXM is back up and running again. Its crucial that this is reported and posted so that everyone is aware of whats happening. Whats unfortunate is that this isn't new to this island. Before Irma, the island was dealing with these same type of events/issues as it is now. I am sure there is a lot more criminal activity going on the island currently than they want us to know about or will report to us.

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sasasal] #162746
06/06/2018 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sasasal
Uhmmmm let me not be gloom and doom like carol and others state. Is this good? and if so what message is this for the Island? This has not been addressed and probably will not be. My negative comments can not hurt this Island. this kind of stuff can. Sxm. does not need any negative news. But surely we all know this Island need repair inside and out side. And by the way. I have invested interest in St.M. Would not want to hurt it . but a message board needs to be real and clear, or its not a message board, its people saying what wants to be heard... and that is fake news

Huh?


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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sxmmartini] #162747
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Huh??????? this is not good. think it is? ok.

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sasasal] #162748
06/06/2018 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by sasasal
Uhmmmm let me not be gloom and doom like carol and others state. Is this good? and if so what message is this for the Island? This has not been addressed and probably will not be. My negative comments can not hurt this Island. this kind of stuff can. Sxm. does not need any negative news. But surely we all know this Island need repair inside and out side. And by the way. I have invested interest in St.M. Would not want to hurt it . but a message board needs to be real and clear, or its not a message board, its people saying what wants to be heard... and that is fake news

Why is this addressed to me?

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sasasal] #162749
06/06/2018 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by sasasal
Huh??????? this is not good. think it is? ok.

I never said that at all, in fact I posted the opposite. You allege something about "fake news". This message board is usually clear, very clear and allows all sides of a conversation, including your negativity. We strive for accuracy and not "hearsay", that usually eliminates "fake news".

Until the SXM government wakes up, all we can do is discuss this and we do not promote "fake news".


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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: SXMScubaman] #162750
06/06/2018 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Originally Posted by sasasal
Uhmmmm let me not be gloom and doom like carol and others state. Is this good? and if so what message is this for the Island? This has not been addressed and probably will not be. My negative comments can not hurt this Island. this kind of stuff can. Sxm. does not need any negative news. But surely we all know this Island need repair inside and out side. And by the way. I have invested interest in St.M. Would not want to hurt it . but a message board needs to be real and clear, or its not a message board, its people saying what wants to be heard... and that is fake news

Why is this addressed to me?

Because the poster does not understand how to reply to specific posts.


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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: ruralcarrier] #162751
06/06/2018 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Makes one wonder, is it incidents like this that prompted Canada to recently change their Travel Advisory?



The change in the Canadian Travel Advisory does not, in any way, reference crime and to imply otherwise is irresponsible. The change specifically references the damage caused by Irma.


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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: bdeeley] #162752
06/06/2018 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bdeeley
Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Makes one wonder, is it incidents like this that prompted Canada to recently change their Travel Advisory?



The change in the Canadian Travel Advisory does not, in any way, reference crime and to imply otherwise is irresponsible. The change specifically references the damage caused by Irma.


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Crime

There are incidents of crime. Petty crime are most common.

Theft from vehicles occurs, especially rental cars. More violent incidents, including armed robberies also occur. Make sure purses and handbags are closed and not easy to snatch.

Burglaries and break-ins are common at resorts, beach houses, and hotels. Ensure safety devices are functional.

Be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution, especially at night
Avoid isolated or poorly-lit areas, including beaches
Do not leave valuables unattended on the beach or carry large amounts of cash or jewellery
Leave your valuables and travel documents in your hotel room safe. If the safe is not securely fixed to the wall, use the safety deposit box at the front desk, if available
Check with local authorities to determine which beaches are safe



Like I said before, you don't like the advisory, contact the government of Canada.


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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: sxmmartini] #162761
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I think the police will catch these criminals and hopefully the courts will be tough on them. No slap on the wrist like many of the thieves get on SXM. It is time for the government of St Maarten to crack down on crime and also allow security in Casinos and Banks to carry lethal weapons to thwart criminals. Also security people at condos and hotels should be allowed to carry non lethal but effective items as mace , pepper spray, tasers. The punks and thieves would think twice before committing crimes if they felt they could be either killed or injured and caught.
What is the sense of having a security guard at a casino unarmed or at a bank? Makes no sense at all.

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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: badbenni] #162764
06/06/2018 05:21 PM
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Ya don't take pepper spray or Tasers to a gun fight. Let them have guns with proper training.

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: SXMScubaman] #162776
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Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: ruralcarrier] #162779
06/06/2018 08:37 PM
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Yes JD, more crime on the island is the main reason for the change in the advisory. Regardless of what some people want to believe, there is reason for concern regarding travel there now. Safety is a major concern until the island makes a recovery. Without jobs and government support, things will probably not improve rapidly.




Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: islandgem] #162786
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It seems to me that a lot of posters on this forum have their head in the sand.

Re: Armed robbery Jump Up Casino [Re: bdeeley] #162790
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The U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs has for their Travel Advisory, for St Maarten;
“Level 1 - Excercise Normal Precautions”.

I am quite happy with their advisory and will do what they recommend, and what I always do, and that is to exercise situational awareness, take precautions in securing my personal property and just use common sense.

In 20+ years of visiting the island, I have seen the same types of crime and the same warnings year after year and yet I am still filled with a sense of warmth and welcome every time I return. I consider St Maarten my second home and will continue to return and support as long as I am able.


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