Cruise tourists robbed by bandits in St. Lucia
Cruise tourists robbed: Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus tells local broadcaster DBS TV that the Friday robbery of cruise passengers on a shore excursion in Soufriere was an 'unfortunate and a horrible scenario.'
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CASTRIES, St. Lucia
Officials on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia say masked gunmen have held up a tour bus,¬†robbing¬†about 50 sightseers from a¬†cruise¬†ship. No one was hurt.
Tourism¬†Minister Lorne Theophilus tells local broadcaster DBS TV that the Friday robbery of¬†cruise¬†passengers on a shore excursion in Soufriere was an "unfortunate and a horrible scenario."
No details have been released about the holdup of¬†tourists¬†from Celebrity¬†Cruise¬†line's Eclipse vessel.
Spokeswomen for Celebrity¬†Cruises¬†did not respond to calls and emails Sunday seeking comment. The company is a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean¬†Cruises¬†Ltd., which also did not respond.
Police decline to provide information on the investigation.
St. Lucia¬†Tourist¬†Board Chairman Mathew Beaubrun has portrayed the robbery as a "rare incident."