"Sharp increase in Crime" Saint-Laurent du Maroni Warnings Or Dangers Tip by johnkebab
Saint-Laurent du Maroni Warnings and Dangers: 1 reviews and 0 photos
As St Laurent is on the border with Suriname and there are no real border controls to speak of, there has been a recent influx of Guyanese into St Laurent, unfortunately this has led to a sharp rise in violent crime, so much so that the last time I was there (Feb 2006), there was a demonstration taking place to protest the lack of security in the town.
SO..... its the usual ***e, just be careful not to look too well off, and try to know where you're going before you set off at night, wandering around looking lost will do you no good. Guyanese people speak English and may think that you are a normal French type, so listen out and see if you can hear whats going on.
On the plus side, a lot of the violence that takes place is inter-gang, and drug-related, so bear that in mind whilst walking around certain areas.....