U.S Embassy Urges Citizens To Exercise Precautions When Attending The T20 Cricket World Cup



The T-20 Cricket World Cup will take place in the Eastern Caribbean from June 1-29, 2024. 

Matches in the Eastern Caribbean will take place in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  Thousands of visitors are expected during this period.

We remind visitors to observe normal precautions when visiting the region:

  • Do not leave valuables unattended in public areas, on beaches, unsecured in hotel rooms, or in rental homes.

  • Avoid walking alone, especially at night, on beaches, and in isolated or poorly lit locations.

  • Go out in groups or with a companion and limit nighttime activities to established safe and reputable venues.

  • Use only clearly marked taxis and avoid rides with strangers.

  • Stick to well-lit and well-traveled routes.

  • Avoid displaying flashy jewelry, expensive electronics, and large amounts of cash.

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. If you see something suspicious or unusual contact local police to report immediately.  The emergency telephone number for local police in Barbados is 211, in Antigua & Barbuda is 911 or 999, in St. Lucia is 911, and in St. Vincent & the Grenadines is 911.

  • Use added caution when shopping in crowded areas, especially during the holiday season.
  • Use added caution when attending crowded events.

  • Do not leave drinks unattended in public venues as this could create a potential vulnerability for the use of “date rape” drugs in furtherance of criminal activity.
  • Do not be predictable; vary your daily routes and schedules.

  • Prostitution and drug use (to include marijuana) is illegal, do not engage in illegal activity.
  • Do not wear camouflage as it is illegal to wear in public.

  • For boaters: Be wary of unfamiliar persons or crafts approaching your boat, whether at anchor or at sea.

Did you know that you can renew your U.S. passport at any time?  You don’t have to wait until just before it expires.  Many adults can avoid the hassle of coming to the Embassy or consulates and renew their passports by mail.  Check our website to see if you qualify.

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  1. During these events, if any Americans becomes victims to any qualifying crimes, please do have contact information for me and provide such information to the American for me to immediately provide them with Crime or abuse or terrorism victim advocacy services that includes but is not limited to seeking funds from victim funds available in their US state, victim emotional support, counseling for trauma, assistance and information through local and US criminal justice system, US immigration and embassy information and assistance with, assistance with seeking housing to stay longer to cooperate with law enforcement and legal proceedings, assistance in seeking compensation for loss of work and other compensation from US crime and terrorism victim funds, etcetera.

    Americans, be safe, and rest assured my endeavor exist that will do all we can to help you in any qualifying crime aftermath, even without help from local government.

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