after spending 6 days at the ritz i was surprised to hear about a rising crime rate in GC. while returning from Georgetown by cab we noticed a street closed by police. the cab driver informed us that a police officer was shot that night, and a man was killed in a popular nightclub while many people partied a few nights before that. this was quite a shock as i've read that GC was a very safe island! the driver begged to differ and told me it's more dangerous than we hear. this is due to these stories never making it to us which would hurt their tourism dollars.