TS Update-(Martyrs’ Day + Safety & Security)

Greetings Expats, During the last few months we’ve seen a barrage of positive news regarding Tunisia.  The media-hype is backed up by a real measurable difference in terms of security improvements on the ground.  Still, security analysts remain cautious because a. Tunisia is going through a major transition and b. the deteriorating situation in Libya. The U.S. EmbassyContinue reading “TS Update-(Martyrs’ Day + Safety & Security)”

Regional Security Update-Libya-Tunisia border post re-opens after weeks of tension

Date: April 07, 2014 Source:  The Daily Star Brief:  ZARZIS, Tunisia: The main border crossing between Libya and Tunisia, a gateway for contraband Libyan petrol whose closure nearly a month ago fuelled tensions in southern Tunisia, reopened on Monday. –Read more  

TS Update-(Spring Forecast)

Greetings Expats, Recently Stratford published a very informative article entitled “Tunisia After the Arab Spring”.  The article contains several key assessments which gives us a good idea about the challenges that Tunisia may experience. Here are the points that I highlighted while reading the article:   Militant activity & public unrest will remain the biggest challenges to Tunisia’sContinue reading “TS Update-(Spring Forecast)”

TS Update-(Spring Security)

Greetings Expats, Spring is in the air and Tunisia’s beauty is beginning to bloom.  Time to travel (smartly) and explore (safely). Travel Advise Expect additional checkpoints throughout the country especially if you’re traveling through the interior parts or south.  Most embassies continue to advise their nationals to avoid areas south of and including the townsContinue reading “TS Update-(Spring Security)”

TS Update-(Carrefour Strike)

Greetings Expats, FYI- Carrefour personnel are observing a 3-day strike starting today. Several police forces are deployed on the scene as the situation may escalate mainly by opportunists living in the surrounding areas.  Our security network is recommending that people avoid Carrefour during the weekend as a simple precautionary measure. These strikes highlight the importance of sharing informationContinue reading “TS Update-(Carrefour Strike)”

TS Update-(Fuel Strike Update)

Greetings,   Good news is that many stations are working, but we could see this again in the near future so remember to keep your vehicles at good fuel levels.    As of right now the following stations  are fully operational:   Hedi Laâbidi, Rue de Carthage, Mohamed 5, Olympic City, the southern entrance to the capital, the Berges duContinue reading “TS Update-(Fuel Strike Update)”

TS Update-( Le Kram + Security Notes)

Greetings Expats, I wanted to share some updates regarding the developing situation in Le Kram and other notes to consider as the weather gets better. Situation in Le Kram  During the month of March we will continue to see a heavy security presence in the city of Le Kram.  We may also see similar situationsContinue reading “TS Update-( Le Kram + Security Notes)”

TS Update-January 14 handover

TUNIS: Tunisia’s ruling Islamists and opposition parties agreed on Monday to finish their handover to a caretaker government by Jan. 14, the third anniversary of the fall of autocratic leader Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Read more:

TS Update-(Progress + Challenges)

Greetings Expats, Great week on my side of town.  Received consistent support from security colleagues, beautiful weather, and attended many nice expat events. I even had the opportunity to see Santa in Tunis. Announcement=Challenging Weeks Ahead Update: “Tunisia’s political parties have chosen Industry Minister Mehdi Jomaa to head a government of independent figures aimed atContinue reading “TS Update-(Progress + Challenges)”

TS Update-(December Security Update)

Greetings Expats, So much information, theories, rumors, etc; good time to step back and assess the situation. Here’s what we know: We will see an increase security presence from now until the end of the year in response to “threats from terrorist groups targeting tourist areas during New Year’s Eve celebrations.” December 14th:  The expirationContinue reading “TS Update-(December Security Update)”