Surveillance has been stepped up at Antigua’s port area in the wake of the Jan. 19 murder of a cruise passenger during a stopover aboard Star Clipper’s Royal Clipper.

Antigua's National Parks Authority has installed eight surveillance cameras at Nelson Dockyards and in the English Harbour area to discourage violent crime, according to published reports.

Tourism Minister John Maginley said that the cameras are part of the government’s new strategies and initiatives on safety and security.

In a statement released after the murder, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority pledged to implement "additional policies and programs to ensure the safety of everyone in the country."

In the wake of the murder, Star Clipper pulled Antigua from the itineraries of Royal Clipper, substituting calls at Nevis instead.

A suspect has been arrested was denied bail and is awaiting trial.

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