I will still answer the email but since you have made a post here....
The only reason my teenage daughter is currently not residing here is because she is furthering her education abroad.
She did live here until she was 17.
Sure there are drugs on the street, alcohol is abundant, hiv/aids is prevalent, teen pregnancies are at an all time high. But isn't this true of any place you live?
However, we have something that other places doesn't have - an amazing caribbean sea and reef system to explore, virgin rain forests, ancient Maya temples and other ruins.
oops gotta go....