In this picture taken June 24, 2011, tourists visit the Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio, Jamaica. An uptick in gun violence in Jamaica has sparked the Caribbean nation to declare a State of Emergency. But officials say tourists are still safe, despite travel warnings from the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.
In this picture taken June 24, 2011, tourists visit the Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio, Jamaica. An uptick in gun violence in Jamaica has sparked the Caribbean nation to declare a State of Emergency. But officials say tourists are still safe, despite travel warnings from the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Andres Leighton AP
In this picture taken June 24, 2011, tourists visit the Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio, Jamaica. An uptick in gun violence in Jamaica has sparked the Caribbean nation to declare a State of Emergency. But officials say tourists are still safe, despite travel warnings from the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Andres Leighton AP

Jamaica is on high alert for gang violence — but officials say island safe for tourists

January 24, 2018 05:45 PM