|By Alan Vega (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 4:20 pm:|
Hello everyone. One topic havn't been discussed: how about criminal situation in Bonaire: are there thefts, robberies, murders maybe? how responsive is the police? can u go calmly anywhere at any time day or night? are the locals friendly and relaxed or just looking at your purse? are there private firearms on the island? Thanks in advance.
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2817) on Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 4:39 pm:|
Alan..Welcome to BT..Bonaire is one of the friendliest safest islands in the Carib. Having said that, is there any place on this entire planet where there are no thefts, robberies etc? Use common sense and you'll be fine. Firearms are not permitted on the island.
|By *Tink* (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2021) on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 2:37 pm:|
Alan, do a search for "Crime" very hot topic.
|By Jerry (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #24658) on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 3:05 pm:|
0ver 20 years....NOTHING, But, it does take place.
|By Bob Smits (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #794) on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 4:14 pm:|
I’ve heard crime exists on Bonaire.
|By Alan Vega (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 8:34 pm:|
Thank you, guys, very helpful... still, please touch up on a couple of specifics for me: as I understand I can wonder at night in the north part of the island or sleep over on the beach and, most likely nobody would mess with me? and if I need police for some reason, how responsive and helpful is it? I'm asking it because where I live - in Ecuador - long walks on an empty beach is NO NO unless you are very well armed... Thanks again. Cheers.
|By *Tink* (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2089) on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 12:39 am:|
Alan, you can walk the beaches at night no problem. As far as sleeping on them, I'm not sure you can do that. I believe you have to have a permit to camp on the beach, and I don't think they issue them readily. Also, Bonaire is not known for it's "beaches." There are "sandy patches" in some areas but it's mostly iron shore.
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2828) on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 6:58 am:|
Alan..I would not recommend sleeping on a beach at night. My advice is to book some inexpensive accommodations if you're trying to save money.
|By Alan Vega (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:18 am:|
Thanks a lot guys. I've got the picture. Didn't mean to live on the beach, just wanted to make an example of an extreme exposure to the local life... How do you travel to Saba from Bonaire?
|By *Tink* (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2096) on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 11:08 am:|
Alan, contact Ann Phelan through this board. She lives on Bonaire and is a travel agent. Can someone post her email addy please?
|By BarbieRuth******Ken's forever love (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3370) on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 12:23 pm:|
|By Susan Davis, InfoBonaire, Bon. Insider (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #379) on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 8:05 am:|
The only way to Saba from Bonaire is via Curacao and Sint Maartin. You can fly either Insel Air or DAE to Sint Maartin, and then you'd have to pick up Winair there for the hop to Saba.
|By Marianne Abels (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:52 am:|
I love it that you can keep the doors of your car open, that you feel safe when you walk alone as a woman and people are friendly and are helpful. Great Island in the Sun!!
|By MzFish in SD (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #385) on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:34 am:|
According to the CIA website Bonaire is: "transshipment point for South American drugs bound for the US and Europe; money-laundering center"
|By Alan Vega (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #8) on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:47 am:|
Well, actually the fact that money is being laundered there does not make it a dangerous place. I guess some dirty cash is everywhere in Carribean... The way you guys dive there, don't try it in Ecuador: you'd be robbed for fun at gunpoint. I'm convinced there is no way to keep a poor man from going through your possessions. Cheers.
|By Fid Chinoy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #201) on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 11:36 pm:|
Well put Allen. It would be easier to name countries where money is not laundered. I am sure it would be a very short list. Did the CIA report on money laundering in the US and link it to an increase in the loss of sunhats?
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