Dec. 9, 2019
Bermuda is a British dependent territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, just around 590 miles off the United States Coast. It isn’t a third-world country or a struggling developing nation. It has the one of the highest per capital incomes in the world. In 1996, it had a population of around 60,000 and prided itself on its low crime rate, white sandy beaches and golf courses. Because of this, Bermuda was a widely popular and trouble-free resort, especially popular among Americans. On average, half a million people visit Bermuda yearly. Bermuda was also home to a number of expatriates, many of whom come from British Commonwealth countries and they are attracted to the island because it is steeped in British traditions.
With such a small population and low crime rate, island news seldom ventured beyond local newspapers or travel news. That was, at least, until summer of 1996, when the world was rocked by the brutal murder of a young tourist and the injustice that ensued, leaving a black cloud hovering over this idyllic English colony.
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