Bo Dietl Urges United States State Department and United Nations to Correct Unfounded

Bahamas Travel Warning, Safeguard Tourism Economy for Locals!

In this compelling call to action, renowned security consultant Bo Dietl urges both the United States

State Department and the United Nations to rectify the unjust travel warning against the Bahamas.

The current advisory falsely accuses the nation of being unsafe for tourists, an unfounded claim that

has crippling effects on the local economy.

Bo Dietl emphasizes the diligent efforts of the Bahamian authorities to ensure a safe environment

for tourists and their families to travel.

The recent travel advisory issued by the United States State Department for the Bahamas has

sparked concern, particularly as it lumps the nation alongside Jamaica, where over sixty murders,

many tourism-related, have occurred since the beginning of 2024.

The U.S. State Department’s Level 2 advisory designates the Bahamas as a less perilous destination

than Jamaica, as crime in the Bahamas is primarily centered within cities and among locals, rather

than targeting tourists. This is a key distinction with massive implications. By rallying against this

unfounded advisory, Bo Dietl aims to protect the livelihoods of countless individuals who rely on

the tourism industry in the Bahamas. He calls upon both the State Department and the United

Nations to reconsider their stance and focus on a data-driven approach based upon the reality of the

situation. It’s time to correct this misinformation and safeguard the economic livelihoods of

countless Bahamian families.

Renowned former NYPD detective Bo Dietl, who has been a leading security consultant to the

world’s leading corporations, countries, and brands for the past 40 years, along with his premier

security company, Beau Dietl & Associates (BDA), conducted a comprehensive analysis of crime in

the Bahamas. They assert that such a broad classification unjustly targets the Island nation. While

acknowledging the challenges faced by the Bahamian government, which heavily relies on tourism,

BDA emphasizes that the crimes in the Bahamas are less severe and primarily concentrated in non-

tourism areas and cities.

Officials note that “gang-on-gang violence” is confined to specific cities and neighborhoods,

fundamentally affecting the local population. This distinction is crucial as Bo Dietl, during his

investigation in the Bahamas, met with the Prime Minister Philip Davis and other high-ranking

police officials, including the Superintendent of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Director of

Communications, Latrae Rahming. All parties concerned are calling for a more data-driven

approach in the travel advisory, which would consider a myriad of factors affecting crime, not just

unvetted statistics.

While the State Department claims that the homicide rate reported by the Government of Jamaica

has for several years been among the highest in the Western Hemisphere, this is undeniably not the

case with the Bahamas. BDA highlights those crimes in the Bahamas, chiefly stemming from local

criminal groups, have little to no impact on tourists. With 90% of the Bahamian population

identifying as primarily of African ancestry and 50% working directly within the local tourism

industry, Bo Dietl underscores the need to support the local economy and understand the local

economic impact from global tourism when assessing crime and safety.

In conclusion, Beau Dietl & Associates, supported by Bo Dietl’s personal experience within the

Bahamas for the past 40 years, emphasizes that the Bahamas are safe for tourists and their families.

Bo Dietl takes his family there, will continue to bring his family, and be a member of the

community. The advisory must be amended as the State Department is weaponizing its ability to

issue advisories, causing a devastating impact in the local community within the Bahamas.

BDA calls upon the U.S. State Department to reconsider the travel advisory for the Bahamas, taking

into account the specific nature of crimes, their geographical concentration, and the local

implications of global tourism when evaluating safety concerns. The data indicates that the

Bahamas, while facing challenges, remains a safe destination for tourists compared to other nations

such as Jamaica.

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