This week I penned an article asking the question, ‘Is Vieques safe for tourists.’ I shared the article on the local Vieques discussion page on Facebook and invited comments from local residents. The comments were mostly negative as many felt that I was an ‘outsider’ and that the report did nothing but harm people on Vieques. I respectfully disagreed, and noted that it is the murder rate and theft (not to mention litter) that is harming Vieques, the article was simply reporting that fact.
Now we have even more evidence that makes the question of safety on Vieques for tourists. A picture from a security camera shows a group of tourists being robbed at gun point while having dinner! The picture speaks for itself. Do you think it is safe to visit Vieques? Many residents believe it is. I leave the decision to the reader.