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Filipino murdered on Honduras tourist island

Published on Apr 8, 2014 2:47 AM

TEGUCIGALPA (AFP) - A Filipino crew member of a cruise ship was shot to death during a port call in Honduras' Caribbean resort island of Roatan, the government said Monday.

The victim of Sunday's shooting was identified as Gavan Yaycob, 27, the Honduran Tourism Institute said.

The institute said Yaycob was a crew member of a cruise ship that had tied up earlier Sunday. It did not identify the ship or detail the circumstances surrounding the murder.

"This action weakens whatever effort the government could make to promote tourism and to grow the industry in this country," the institute's director Emilio Silvestre said.

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