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Riu Negril SHOOTING!!!

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#1 debbmach

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    Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:25 AM

    I just found out today that there was a shooting and robbery at the resort I'm getting married at and we leave in a week! I've tried emailing the resort but have yet to hear back from them. From what I've read online it sounds like it was a couple of employees who were laid off and hadn't received all their money. They only targeted the front desk but they did shoot the guy who was working there (luckily he survived). FI and I are now totally freaked out but it's too late to go anywhere else. I'm sure it was an isolated incident and it could happen anywhere in the world but I'm just panicking a bit right now. Has anyone heard anything about this or have any info????



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    #2 TLGnhci

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      Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:32 AM

      Oh my goodness.  That's awful news!!  My only advice is to proceed with caution.  There's not too much you can do at this point, but be thankful that that random act happened before you got there. 


      Hope all turns out well for you!! 

      #3 Brandy

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        Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:46 AM

        Oh wow thats just crazy! Im sure it was an isolated incident, and I assume those ex employees have been locked up!  Hopefully you will hear back from the resort soon, Im sure you have nothing to worry about, like Tisha said its a good thing it happened before you got there and Im sure the situation has been taken care of.  Just be cautious and aware of your surroundings. Enjoy yourself and try not to worry too much! 

        #4 delgadot

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          Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:48 AM

          Oh no I am so sorry to hear that!! I would just remain calm and know that something like that can happen anywhere and hopefully the resort is heightening their security to keep the rift raft out. Good Luck! I am sure your wedding is so going to be wonderful:)

          #5 BeachBridein11

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            Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:59 AM

            So sorry!!!!!  Be cautious, but I'm sure, like everyone else said, your wedding and trip will still be perfect!

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            #6 jandk

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              Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:38 PM

              So sorry to hear about the shooting, but I'm sure it is nothing for you to worry about. We were just at my daughter's wedding on November 13 and we stayed at RPTB. It is right past your resort. Riu Negril looks beautiful. In fact, some members of our group walked down the beach to your Riu. The people in Jamaica are lovely, sweet people who will bend over backwards trying to please you. Of course the tourist trade is how they make their living. I never felt the least bit threatened by anyone while we were there. When you make the drive from the airport, you will see what a poor country this is. The employees who lost their jobs were probably frustrated and reached their breaking point.(not that I condone violence of any kind...but you'll understand more when you see the area. Jamaica is paradise...but the people living in this paradise are so poor!) I talked with one of the employees who told me she makes $50 every two weeks. Make sure you tip while you are there. It is not required, nor is it expected...but it will surly be a help to the people and they will try even harder to please you. You are going to have the best time of your life! Don't worry about a thing...Just Enjoy!

              #7 travelpro

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                Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:15 AM

                Don't let this isolated incident ruin your wedding

                Proceed with caution and enjoy your stay in Jamiaca

                It is a beautiful island and a fantast resort.

                #8 misspiggy

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                  Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:02 AM

                  Don't worry - we have stayed at this resort a couple of times and never every had a problem.  There is security on site.  Any time that we go to Jamaica we just don't bother wearing any jewellery and mainly stay on the resort, unless its an arranged trip to Rick's Cafe or something similar.


                  The Jamaicans rely on the tourism and we have never had a problem.  They are always respectable and if you treat them with respect, you get the same respect back.


                  Have a great wedding and don't worry!!!!

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