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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Few towns have as bad a reputation for crime as Georgetown and, even though you’ll be surprised at how peaceful the town can feel, a flip through a local newspaper should be enough to convince you to be careful. Don’t wear jewelry or expensive-looking clothes or carry more cash than you need when walking and avoid walking at night all together. Never enter the Tiger Bay area (north of Church St and west of Main St) and stay out of the Promenade Garden.

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While you're there

Medical services

Georgetown Public Hospital (225-6900; New Market St) Inadequate and run-down facilities.

St Joseph’s Mercy Hospital (227-2072; 130-132 Parade St) Travelers may prefer private clinics and hospitals such as this one.

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