Bahamas travel advisory

The Bahamian government issued a rare travel advisory warning young males to be careful when traveling to the U.S.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the advisory on Friday, urging men to "exercise extreme caution" in their interactions with police officers in America.

The travel advisory warns residents of the Caribbean island, who are nearly 91% black, to avoid being confrontational with police while traveling to America.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken a note of the recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by policemen," the statement reads.

"We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US, but especially to the affected cities, to exercise appropriate caution generally. In particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police.

The advisory comes amid rising racial tensions inflamed by the fatal shootings of 2 black males by white police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota.

A 25-year-old black Army reservist shot 12 white police officers, killing 5, at a peaceful protest march in downtown Dallas on Thursday.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown quoted Micah X. Johnson as saying he wanted to kill white people -- especially white officers.

He was cornered in a parking garage and executed by a bomb-wielding robocop following the massacre.

Other officers in Georgia and St. Louis were similarly ambushed and shot by black males in the hours after the Dallas attack.

The rate of black American males killed during non-violent interactions with white cops surged after 2008 -- when Barack Obama was elected America's first biracial president.

  • hotntot95

    Damn....this is all kinds of fuuked up...see, no one person or "elected officials"can fix this mess...America is a sick place, but leaving won't help because every country has its demons.

  • stanhope

    Biracial president? He has never claimed that and you labelling him so is am imbecilic move. Sit down.

  • Canary Red™

    MOUNT UP!

    They regulating THE KILL!

    Since when do you issue a PSA in reference to any issues AMERICA to a specified demographic? Did you issue that when the PULSE shooting occurred ??????????
    Did you warn ANY OF US and let alone the targeted people - GAYS!

  • Saharabutnotdry
  • Angela Flowers

    Technically he doesn't have to claim it. I mean, he is what he is and that's biracial...I like Obama though.

  • Ron Bockman

    blacks shoot hundreds more blacks than police

  • Angela Flowers

    Police took an oath to serve and protect, not murder in cold blood.

  • Sexy CJ

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the advisory on Friday, urging men to “exercise extreme caution” in their interactions with police officers in America.

    The advisory comes amid rising racial tensions inflamed by the fatal shootings of 2 black males by white police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota.

    * STOP KILLING US !!!!!!.........#HUMAN RIGHTS.......#CIVIL RIGHTS......

    .

  • GuestSTAR

    I was just reading an article yesterday where this black man who had escaped Boka Haram was in Italy on vacation with his wife and a racist white man and his friends started harassing them. One of em pulled on his wife's arm, the black man trying to defend his wife was beaten to death by one of them who is now claiming self defense

  • Sexy CJ

    *********

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    America is not the home of the free.

  • Sexy CJ

    **********

  • cpatterson_22

    Because of black on black crime, its alright for police to shoot black people?

  • mel

    Blacks are held accountable for their crimes and more importantly. ..crimes they DIDN'T commit...as evidenced by the numbers of BLACK PEOPLE who fill the public and private correctional institutions. How many cops are held accountable for videotaped murders

  • starbright9449

    I'm from the Bahamas and I see no issue with our government warning us. When we have a little spike in crime every blue moon, the US issues warnings to tourists travelling here and they go above and beyond to make sure everyone knows to exercise 'extreme caution' when coming here and of course to stay out of the ghetto. Everywhere has a ghetto and if I were travelling to foreign land, I wouldn't go in their ghetto either lol.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    This isn't just happening in our ghettos....

  • cd cd

    .people off our shores dont fall for the propaganda used within about a certain segment. They know the game of acting like you cant analyze a situation so you dont have to admit the causes. How many times has the media..full of college educated people...claim not to know or understand the rise of DT. The often repeated claim of jobs is a lie that helps their conscious or bank account. They see how we treat a drone with a bomb differently than a robot with one..by the color of who uses it.

  • hotntot95

    Damn shame...Racism is everywhere, English hate the Irish...Dark skinned Australian againt the lighter...the hatred of a person because the color of their skin is not limited to just the USA...

  • Ron Bockman

    sorry for the cut and paste, but I'm tired of the subject

    Despite being outnumbered by whites five to one, blacks commit *eight times* more crimes against whites than vice-versa, according to. A black male is 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse. These figures also show that interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white.

    Despite the fact that black people commit an equal or greater number of violent crimes than whites, whites are almost TWICE as likely to be killed by police officers.
    infowars.com/black-crime-facts-that-the-white-liberal-media-darent-talk-about/

  • GuestSTAR

    So true, but the 'skin color' issue among cultures/races is a WHOLE nutha beast in an of itself, SMH.

  • hotntot95

    Shall we discuss white on white crime...OK..your internet privileges are revoked until u go look it up.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Wrong... the whites are not charged and committed of the crimes they commit in most cases. White boys rape and get off; the women/girls are put at fault. You sound so ignorant. Stop getting your facts from Fox news and actually research what you are typing. Who was doing the raping of black slaves? Why did we have mixed race babies in the first place? What race commits the highest number of insect, child abuse and serial murders? Whites you idiot. Just because a blind eye is turned towards the race doesn't mean the crimes don't happen.

    If you are tired of the subject, log off...

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    This dumb ass in this post... I'm glad we can block but, I miss the days when SR was selective of it's posters. :-(

  • Ron Bockman

    I think you meant incest, not insect, but in any case, it looks like you get your information from pop-culture.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Take that to Vidor, Texas... Historically and including today, black men ARE assaulted and murdered by whites more than the reverse. Think of how many black men have been lied on by white women for rape and assault. Look at how many black men have been freed from jail because new DNA evidence proved him to be innocent and the DNA actually belonged to a white male.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    You are right; I fixed that for you. My failed auto spell doesn't change the facts.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    You get your information from suburban culture that hides behind money and the false reality they have built for themselves. Silver spoon fed information.

  • Ron Bockman

    Judicial errors occur, but that doesn't alter the fact that blacks kill more blacks than police do and that blacks are overrepresented in violent crime. Just like Obama's grandmother, if I see a black, I cross the street.

  • starbright9449

    When the US issues warnings about us they word things in a way that makes it sound like we've gone mad and there's crime rampant everywhere. They do warn to stay out of the ghetto which is very understandable and right but to make it sound like the Bahamas is a barbaric, crime-filled place is wrong and unfair. The world is round....

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Welp you are on a site full of blacks so cross your ass out of here. Your fear of black people which leads to a mind of disrespect for them is a major part of the problem.

  • starbright9449

    And I'm sure there are racist cops out of the ghetto too. We had a Bahamian man die in the US in police custody back in 2014. His family was given the runaround and the higher ups was helping to cover it. I still don't know if his family ever found out what happened to him.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Why is is "imbecilic?" He is bi racial...his mother is white, and his father is black. That is bi racial.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I'm just saying if you are black, you need to be more mindful in places within America even outside of our ghettos. You are worse off in the suburbs and other rich areas where blacks are not wanted. Google Vidor, Texas. That is not a ghetto but, we all know not to go there.

  • Ron Bockman

    welp?, respect must be deserved

  • damienkarlylan

    retry 23

  • damienkarlylan

    thxv

  • mel

    I'm sure you are aware that the justice system reports these statistics. Clearly crimes that are committed by Caucasians are not reported in those statistics when they buy justice and clearly the Stanford rape case proves this. He was convicted by a jury of his peers on three felony counts and received 6 months in jail. The same circumstances with a Hispanic male. ..pled guilty ...received a prison term of 3 to 15 yrs... who's crime is recorded in the statistics.

  • mel

    Black men are accused of crimes against whites. ..spend time In jail without a trial.. then they are released...never ever being convicted of a crime...check out Riker statistics. ...fabrication

  • Ron Bockman

    misguided, poor Mel

  • Ron Bockman

    pure invention, Mel, get a real life

  • mel

    The justice system is an exact reflection of the bias racial profiling that exists within our police departments around America. If you can't see this then you are a part of the problem. If it doesn't directly affect you...then it doesn't exist.

  • mel

    The problem with people like you is you have become desensitized with the treatment of African Americans in this country. You let the media and those in the justice system continue feeding you statistics and information that helps them gain public and Federal dollars to open public correctional and private facilities. They have a quota to meet. Of course the statistics will show violent African Americans. ..they receive federal dears for each inmate...each arrest...each ticket or citation. ...do your research before you try to dismiss someone else.

  • hottlanta

    Why is it when it is a known fact that white people wipe out their own families every day and it is not labeled white on white crime. The numbers that white people kill each other is staggering and yet it is only called a crime and no one is keeping statistics on that. White people got a whole ID channel showing them doing every crime you can think of to each other. Look at the ID Channel for yourself just for a couple of hours and tell me what color of people you see on there in rotation. But when black people kill each other it is called black on black crime yet white/black people always beat us down with verbiage and tell us not to identify ourselves as AA or black we should call ourselves Americans because according to JT we are all the same. When all of us are doing good we are all one but when things are bad we are labeled black including our crimes. We ain't the labeled same anymore.

  • Li

    @starbright - you are correct. There are warnings both ways. In fact there are travel warnings by the US for just about every country that's warring and has high crimes. So this is nothing new.
    I remember when I was traveling to the Bahamas many decades ago and there was a ghetto area and the hotel guys wouldn't take me into the bad areas. They preferred that we stay in the tourist section.

  • Li

    "Who is us"? Black people or the police?

  • hottlanta

    Lying white woman in Central Park had those 5 black boys going to jail for nothing. I saw that case from beginning to end and it broke my heart. Yall think the OJ trial was political. BABY that case was a mess. She even had a nerve to write a book about it and she is still protected because she is labeled as a rape victim.

  • hottlanta

    Every white person that goes into the store to get a plastic large bin or suitcase needs to be photographed because if I see another Investigative Discovery episode with a dead body in a plastic bin or suitcase that a white person put a body in I am gonna scream.

  • hottlanta

    DUHHHH who said it is only a US thang. Just like fools kill me to think slavery/racism is a Southern thang. I just look and shake my head.

  • Low E. TUH!

    EMMETT TILL MUCH?

  • Low E. TUH!

    TUH!!!

  • Low E. TUH!

    HE GONE..POINT MADE! ???

  • Sexy CJ

    Really ???????.........Take A Guess.........

  • Karma WhO

    I think in a strange way this is the type of light other countries need to see us in..there is racism everywhere CORRECT, BUT in the u.s, there is a higher threat of being a victim of a racially fueled incident..THAT issue is NOT all over the world..we need help here and i hope other presidents will reach out to our country on solutions and maybe laws that will help this issue we're having in the u.s...obviously we don't and wont have an answer alone. .

  • S T

    As brother Malcolm predicted, the chicken has come home to roost. This is groundbreaking in terms of KKKapitalistic gain/loss. For if international people with intentions of travelling US bound, are given governmental warnings of safety, this is a whole new avenue, (travelers warned of US safety, many who otherwise would have, may not, travel to North America. This, indirectly, could very well, maybe significant, maybe not, invoke a financial demerit, by way of the North American travel and tourism industry. #KKKapitalismKillsItself

  • S T

    The US news media is now questioning the sanity of Micah Johnson. What THEY fail repeatedly to understand is the deep and warranted resentments that fester due to the historical injustices levied against black people in America. He wasn't SICK as they r trying to peg him, he felt the way a lot of us feel. He just carried it out, sadly. The man was not crazy based on what we know, he was the product of the constant psychological pressure of being colonized. #USnewsMediaStopLying

  • FullMetalAlchemista

    Whites kill more whites than police do also. Doesn't mean that police have a right to MURDER blacks.

  • FullMetalAlchemista

    I can say the same for you, you racist turd.

  • IamAllnatural

    What is really your point. Whites kill more whites than police do! That ignorant statement is true for any group of people.

  • IamAllnatural

    Why are you here?

  • IamAllnatural

    The blacks who are shooting hundreds of blacks are not trained and sworn in to protect and serve the community. Therefore, there's no comparison!

  • hottlanta

    Answer this question for me. Did Columbine a white public school in a white neighborhood continue to receive federal funding and was it labeled a dangerous school zone after the shooting. If Columbine was a black public school in a black neighborhood it would have been labeled a dangerous school zone and would not have received federal funding. Looking to hearing from you soon.

  • hottlanta

    Jails were never meant to be for profit. There was an investigation into this several years ago in New York how people of color went to jail for every little thing and they were in kahups with several bonding companies getting kick backs for each inmate.

  • A D N

    Sandra, please clarify your last sentence. Thanks!

  • Li

    He was in the Armed Services, that alone will make you mad. Do you know there are many many service men who return home with PTSD that's untreated?

  • smartchickfl

    Me too girl! Haven't been back in a very long time though.

  • lovelygamour

    This is standard operating procedure (sop). Like a travel advisory for thiland and brussells would be to watch for pick pockets/theives.
    Most travel guides have a homosexual paragraph. Some countries its a flat no and others its a no show of affection for anyone.
    So the bahamas govt isnt trying to be funny. Its a legit advisory. I'm surprised they havent bump it to a warning or danger.

  • lovelygamour

    So they're gonna make us the laughing stocks of the world. I dont blame the cops I blame the receptionist.
    In most of these stituations its the person who lied to the 911 operated that started the whole chain.

  • lovelygamour

    So many americans dont travel that they arent aware of this. Every tour book has an advisor section. From the warnings on the bahamas I see it as a really small and expensive place that tough to navigate. Lol.
    I would really like to visit and was thinking about a cruise. But if I wanted more "land" time is it better to stay at a resort or get a hotel room. Thanks.

  • lovelygamour

    So we have became the laughing stocks of the world. Its guns and drugs. They feed each other. Most of these killer cops are high. Even george zimmer got high and he was a little neighborhood watch.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Chief Brown I hear your speech on CNN. I don't support you and I don't think Dallas PD is perfect.

  • ~~eb

    WOW! America should really feel stupid!

  • Ron Bockman

    you can take 'em out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of 'em

  • Disqus_year4016

    We are not outnumbered by whites.

  • Disqus_year4016

    There's black carribbeans, black canadians,africans, afrolatinos and all over the world. How are blacks outnumbered because were 12percent of population. Whites maybe 72 percent of the population but not by theyselves. Theres italians, russian, germans and lations who claim white, more than half arent native born whites. Some of these white people like albanians arent considered whites when they come to america then they are considered white. Is that suppose to intimidate blacks by numbers. Whites are one percent of the world population but they run things.

  • Jones

    Okay...so you basically have no comebacks...so just result to name calling and insults.

  • Jones

    What in the world are you talking about? What do ghettos have to do with any of this? You sound ridiculous.

  • Ron Bockman

    just calling it as I see it

  • stanhope

    I havent time, energy nor desire to explain why 2+2=4

  • Blak

    These people have a much higher chance of being robbed and killed back black people in America then they do getting shot by police...this is overly sensationalized and out of hand.

  • Blak

    These people have a much higher chance of being robbed and killed back black people in America then they do getting shot by police...this is overly sensationalized and out of hand.

  • hottlanta

    Answer my question. Can't wait to see the Rednecks of Oregon (real terrorist group) at the Republican Convention. I need to also know how did Trent Lott get his job back after openly praising Strom Thurmond a in your face racist who got a baby behind the scenes by a black woman. Isn't Donald Trump showing the world how Affirmative Action works for white people because he clearly has no experience, doesn't know how policies are formed, has no foreign policy knowledge and yet he could be President. President Obama is a lawyer, Constitution Scholar and served as a Senator but when they talk about his experience they only stop at his community organizer job he had when he got out of college as if he hasn't done anything else with his life. Is that racist or just coincidental. White folks made no apologizes for their in your face laws for discrimination but the minute we say we love yourselves they get bent out of shape and want us to apologize for being black. We don't have the kind of power or money to put laws on the books or in front of our stores to say "SERVE BLACKS ONLY" or give them crazy insurance rates because of their race regardless of income/credit score. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  • Straight Facts Only

    With the benefit of hindsight the farmers of 200 years ago should have sent them back after they got released when their indenture expired. 60 000 years less experience of a new set of horizons such as our ancestors have. No wonder they get in such a bate about events and gadgets etc

  • Look@m3

    See I was just in a restaurant yesterday enjoying some good vittles and watched this old white lady throw something at a black worker who was cleaning another table. I felt all of that mans anger and disgust! I was so shocked....she just sat down and dranked her beer! I was like see now when someone hall off & cluck you then the media gone spin it as the angry black man syndrome and then the cops would have arrived and aint no telling how that may have turned out especially in cobb county!

  • Look@m3

    This must be tommy Sotomayer supporter...You must be sitting behind your desk with his T shirt hating black women. Take that fish down!

  • the guest

    He should claim it. It's who he is. What's wrong with who he is? He was raised by his white mother and his white grandparents. Does that make him less appealing or less admirable?

    This is not trolling, only honesty.

    As a college student, the president was not black identified and was primarily socialized and socializing white. He became black identified when it became socially advantageous in community organizing. He evolved to identify as black.

    But his sister whom he grew up with the same white mother same white grandparents is not black identified.

  • the guest

    His mother is white American and his father is Kenyan. Kenyan's do not identify as black, they identify as African.

  • the guest

    It was Hilary and Bill Clinton who criticized Obama as having lack of experience.

  • Dem Moore

    They are right on it might help someone. My first boyfriend was from the Bahamas tall and very dark kinda looked like a ball player I guess... but just a sweet honest legit guy. he never understood why everywhere he turned police pulled him over or wanted to run his info. America does the same thing. Just like when I went to the dominican last year the us embassy had some kind of cautionary memo informing blacks of the tension surrounding the Haitian/ dominican race relations. I could see its was bad bUT as an American almost dominican looking (I say almost cause very few can sit this pretty lol). It wasn't anything I was directly effected by. Good luck for the Bahamas, they try not to miss a beat.

  • Sheyonce

    Wow...that should really send a message to our government. Even other countries acknowledge there is a major issue threatening the lives of young men. This is so sad, but I hope that more governments do the same. The US government speaks in dollars only! Maybe (juussst maybe) this will eventually have a quantifiable effect on tourism here. Perhaps that will get their attention.

  • Pamela

    'Kenyan's do not identify as black, they identify as African'
    You are so wrong, it defies logic. Black Kenyans identify as Black Kenyans and White/Asian Kenyans identity as just that. Read a book or travel outside your hood. sheesh. I'm pissed.

  • Dennis Harried

    Britian issued a travel advisory to the US for the LGBT community after North Carolina and Mississippi passed their discriminatory laws.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/britain-travel-advisory-lgbt-north-carolina_us_571855c1e4b0c9244a7ae2e5

  • i troll it like i see it

    Are you out of your fkn mind?

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Sure , that's why she s being charged with false something something , the guy is suing for $200 M . Good for him .
    Racist pricks everywhere .

  • the guest

    Kenyans and Ethiopians I've met at International Private School as a teen refused to identify as black. They insisted on being identified by their nationality or as African.

    I won't name names, but I attended University with the child of the leaders of an African country who were overthrown in a famous coup. This person too was insistent that they were not identified as black only African. In fact, they referred to African Americans as "regular negroes".

    Needless to say, I ceased speaking to someone who referred to African Americans in such term.

  • Lolalao

    Ignore the troll. Whites kill one another at alarming rates, they have mental health issues to catch them though.

  • stanhope

    Ok, for the choir that didn't learn the music, the test is simple, you can call yourself whatever you like but as a practical matter if you couldn't sit at a Woolworth's lunch counter in the South in 1960, you are Black. If a klansman would look at you and say 'ni==er" then you are Black. If they would lynch your behind for whistling at a white woman in mississippi, you are Black. Oddly the converse is not necessarily true. I was in a meeting with a senior executive on the Revlon account who said that Halle Berry was not Black, I asked him is Halle knew he favored her so. I was being sardonic. I reminded him of her Oscar speech and being called out for being a fool he retreated into his white men are always right modality. I smiled..not a slave subservient one but a smile you give a nitwit before you hand him a piece of hard candy and pat him on the head. He snarled and i said peppermint or butterscotch? LOL. While he thought he was the highest altitude in the Revlon universe, like Catherine of Aragone said to Henry, i refuse this tribunal....i take my case to Rome. Lest someone give me a history lesson, unlike Catherine, i prevailed.

  • stanhope

    It aint that complex....let him walk the streets of Dallas...i think we're done here?

  • Sojourner’s Truth

    No that means Black. I did not make that one drop rule .

  • hottlanta

    Naw everyone did including Ms. went to 5 schools, took 10 years to get a 4 year degree Sarah Palin. In all her speeches she kept referring him as a community organizer.

  • starbright9449

    You sound bitter.

  • starbright9449

    Mostly blacks populate our rich areas. We don't have rich whites trying to shoot us over there, they know their place lol.

  • Jones

    Again...you have NOTHING of substance to say. None of you EVER do....lol.

  • Ron Bockman

    Lonely huh. In my neighborhood we are white, Chinese, Cambodian, Hispanic and black. Of the five groups, only the blacks are the chronic criminals. Around blacks, never relax.

  • starbright9449

    You sound angry about facts.

  • Jones

    You sound like you haven't answered the question. The end.

  • starbright9449

    You obviously didn't pick up on my answer, you're slow so you're excused.

  • Jones

    Your mother is slow. The end.

  • starbright9449

    LMAO. I see I hit about 18 nerves.

  • Jones

    Naaaa...all cyber entertainment as far as I am concerned.

  • starbright9449

    If you say so.

  • starbright9449

    If you say so...