What purpose does this type of violence serve? | Debbie's Caribbean Resort Reviews Forums

wossa Guest Some really interesting posts and opinions…….Personally I would certainly never boycott a country due to isolated instances of violence against tourists. However I do understand those who find themselves being put off from choosing to spend their hard earned cash vacationing where they feel there is a threat of being attacked or robbed.A very alarming issue raised by Jake about the security guard attempting to get into guests rooms, and would be especially worrying for single female travellers thinking of visiting these resorts.I think this is an incredibly sad but beneficial thread, as it is important that these kind of issues are made aware to all of us and not ‘swept under the carpet’, no matter how well travelled we feel we all are, we do need to be reminded of what potentially can happen to any of us anywhere in the world. Fore warned is fore armed.

Wossa………. ;D

your right it does, but one wants to think they are going to a care free place that is more safe then home. we all want to think we are perfectly safe when on our holidays no matter where we are to escape the life we have in our own cities.i just don’t get how they think one could get such life threatening injuries as his falling of a 2nd story balcony? as they say, is what happened?

Since I wasn’t in Mexico and didn’t witness anything myself, I don’t know anymore what happened then the rest of you. I don’t remember reading anywhere that Mr. Toews fell from a balcony. However, I do remember reading that he fell down stairs and was lying at the bottom bleeding. Whatever happened to Mr. Toews is tragic. I went to a funeral of a friend two years ago. He and his wife were walking down one flight of stairs to their parking garage. She heard a noise and when she looked back, he had fallen and struck his head. That man never regained consciousness. So, you can sustain life threatening injuries from falling on concrete or stone steps. My mother fell down her basement stairs several years ago, luckily she did not strike her head. But let tell you the bruises she had looked like someone put a wicked beating on her. Hopefully when the autopsy is done the family will know a little more about what may have happened. Since there were no real witnesses, they don’t have much to go by.

My sympathies to the family.

Something similar has just happened in my family. My In-laws were on a cruise and while visiting the City of Malaga in Spain, my F-in-L fell down a flight of steps outside a building. He is in hospital in Malaga with a severe head injury and a broken shoulder. One of the things my M-in-L said when she first phoned me to describe his condition was that he looked like he’d been beaten up. My husband flew to Spain last night to be with his mother. My F-in-L hasn’t regained consciousness yet. Please, everyone, make sure you have medical coverage — you don’t know when something might happen to you.My prayers go out to the family of Mr. Toews.

S.

Let’s just wait to see what the hospital says…won’t give up my love of Mexico, we shall see.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family…who does cocaine (sp?) these days…and besides the fact, who buys it in a different country…again our prayers are with the family.

"We’re waiting for Peter MacKay to find out the full details of what was going on,"

They could be waiting an awfully long time. According to the Ianiero family, McKay’s done nothing to help them out.

"We’re waiting for Peter MacKay to find out the full details of what was going on,"

They could be waiting an awfully long time. According to the Ianiero family, McKay’s done nothing to help them out.

Just curious, but what would you expect him to do that you think he may not have done already?

Let’s just wait to see what the hospital says…won’t give up my love of Mexico, we shall see. Cocaine or no cocaine, just how loaded does one have to be to be sent out of a bar in an all-inclusive resort, then return and be sent out again… and again? I’ve seen some pretty hammered folks in AI bars, have never seen one sent to their room though. It’s an awful tragedy for the family regardless of the facts. It’s a lesson to travellers, no matter to where, to maintain a little bit of self control when travelling… or to keep an eye on those travelling with you who haven’t.
Relax. Until some info comes forward that can support what really happened, people will have their beliefs and make ill formed decisions and worse, comments that just shouldn’t be made.Whats more disturbing is that this incident and others are not even news headlines in the US or Europe. We Canadians seem to be the only ones yelling for truthful accounts about hotels, their staff and officials. I often think about the room at the Barcelo and how many people have used it not knowing what happened there. I know its my sick mind, but I can’t help but wonder! I bet they changed the room number just so they could rent it out. This past Jan. we stopped to pick up and drop off people on our trip. It was interesting to here the comments on thr bus and the people who were unaware of what happened 11 months previous.

Hopefully some info will be coming soon to ease all our minds.

We were at the Royal Decameron 5 years ago in Puerto Vallarta and saw one guy totally blitzed and two hotel security guards escorted him to his room. They wouldn’t let him try to find his way back for fear of him hurting himself (potential lawsuit?). The bartender who kept serving him was fired that night.

I hear what you are saying scovanotion, we too have seen some pretty blitzed people as well in our travels (south of the border and Ontario)…scary to think what can happen though, not only in Mexico, right here in our own backyard. In any event, hopefully some light will be shed soon.

We were at the Royal Decameron 5 years ago in Puerto Vallarta and saw one guy totally blitzed and two hotel security guards escorted him to his room. They wouldn’t let him try to find his way back for fear of him hurting himself (potential lawsuit?). The bartender who kept serving him was fired that night.

Wow, that’s actually pretty impressive action on the resorts part.

scovanotian, we were impressed by the Royal Decameron’s decision. Hey, who can blame them?

There was another incident during our stay at this hotel. A young couple was on their honeymoon and the groom become verbally abusive to his bride when he drank and boy, could he drink! Well, one night they had a hell of a fight in their room. Their neighbors complained to the front desk and security showed up with a policeman from Bucerias. He told the young man that if he received another complaint, he would put him in jail and only release and escort him one hour before his flight. Well, we saw the Bucerias jail later on and I wouldn’t put an animal in it . It was a cinder block cage with bars for windows. No air conditioning, no all-inclusive.

Bren. Thanks for the latest update. Indications are now coming forth that will let this sad incident slowly fade away. My heart goes out to the family. I get asked daily by people why I go to Mexico? The news media has such an influence on people and in many cases formulate the silly opinions people have. Instead of saying you wouldn’t go to Mexico, maybe we should stop watching the news because it is false in many ways.

While I sit on the beach contemplating life, I worry if everything is safe with my family at home.

Maybe it’s because there is nothing new to add, so they are letting the whole topic "rest in peace"………might be a hint for the rest of us. Where I live (Halifax, Nova Scotia), we have many different nationalities bring their naval ships here for exercises with our navy, and they stop here for additional supplies before crossing the Atlantic. There have been numerous sailors attacked and even killed in fights, but I haven’t seen the flags go up warning people to stay away. I haven’t heard of other nations telling their citizens to ignore Canada or Nova Scotia in particular due to these altercations. Why is it because of a few isolated incidents we are all "seeing red" with regards to Mexico?

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