A friend of mine here on the island recently had her in-laws come to visit, and boy did they have a week to remember! She’s too nice to post any of these stories online because she doesn’t want to “make this place look bad,” but I have no such filter (often to my husband’s chagrin), so here it goes.
The day her in-laws arrived was the day the airport people finally found an employee that had died in the service elevator three days previously.
The first night they were on the island a young local man was shot in Frigate Bay, which is the area where they, we and a large portion of Ross students live.
One day they took a boat ride to Nevis and saw a badly injured baby goat thrashing in the waves off-shore. They rescued the goat and then her husband carried the goat on the boat all the way back to St. Kitts. The goat bled all over the boat, peed on the husband and pooped in their car. They ended up calling several RUSVM professors and the emergency clinic and had the goat euthanized (it was too badly injured to recover). [Granted, this particular episode is more on them than the island, but still factors into the interesting week her visitors had.]
While they were in Nevis, she and her mother-in-law witnessed a small boat pull up close to shore and dump several large packages into the water before taking off. These packages were then retrieved by a couple of men in a waiting pickup truck, who eyed them and their camera suspiciously before taking off as well. Definitely a drug dump.
The last day her in-laws were in town the family was eating at the Circus Grill (which is in port near the docks) and witnessed the chaos of two dock workers being drowned under a cruise ship that pulled out too early.
I mean MY GOODNESS! Could they have had a better vacation? (Holds up sarcasm sign.) Somehow I don’t think they’ll be visiting again anytime soon.
Here’s to hoping my in-laws have a better visit.
[NOTE: Stuff like this doesn’t happen every single day around here, but corrupt and suspicious things do happen a lot. These people just seemed to have come at the right time to get a good dose of all of it at once.]