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More and more Vincentians are complaining about Barbadians!

Barbados is a small island nation situation just outside the island arc — floating in the poundings swells of the Atlantic Ocean. In retrospect Guyana and Belize are more worthy to be called a Caribbean nation for the same reason their shores are bordered with the motionless Caribbean Sea. Evidently, Barbados claims regionalism only when there are benefits to be derived.

Its people are proud from the existence of the country’s rapid industrialization, which was built upon aggressive negotiation and the fact that their governments have always placed its people first. Nonetheless, these industries thrive, because they are sustained and supported by the OECS member states, especially the Grantley Adams International airport where countless OECS nationals are bombarded by endless problems and insults by the impolite egotistic Barbadian authorities.

Coupled with their unethical behaviors that promote an ideal opportunity for gaining tourists, often seduce international tourists and portray OECS islands, including St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), as inferior destinations and echoing their favorite cliché “Why go to SVG when Barbados has better to offer.”

Because of Barbadians’ condescending attitudes, I celebrate the CCJ judgment in the case involving Jamaican Shanique Myrie who was awarded BDS$75,000 for ill-treatment at the Grantley Adams International Airport — the most disgusting transit point at which any Vincentians could find themselves.

It is safe to say that the Barbadian authorities believe that Barbados is a superior place to the rest of the Caribbean.

Other Caribbean citizens should follow the genius of Ms. Myrie, who is admirably one of the strongest women in the region for stepping up to the Barbadian authorities and win — a quality that is lacking amongst our leadership in SVG and, to some extent, the OECS. Time enough!

In response to the CCJ ruling, many Caribbean leaders have now weighed in on the situation. I am in disagreement with the St Kitts and Nevis leader to some extent, who recommended a desk set up to assist Caribbean nationals. This should not be. What needs to be done is to avoid Barbados entirely!

More so, the situation got even worse when the Barbadian authorities publicly disagreed with the CCJ ruling, insinuating that the authorities in Barbados did nothing wrong. This I’d describe as haughty and apathetic.

Ideally, I am assuming that LIAT could play a positive role in the attitude that Barbadian authorities are displaying to Vincentians and other OECS nationals.

In respect to the hassle in Barbados, I too have had many grievous experiences. I cannot forget an instance where the authorities had asked me to sit in a small room at the airport and held my passport for no reason, after I disembarked an international flight from Miami.

Ihe only reason I was not detained is because I refused, demanded my passport, and outlined my rights and informed them that what they were doing is illegal action for any person in transit.

There were many similar complaints made to me by other Vincentians at that horrifying place called Grantley Adams International Airport. Vincentians have been given two weeks to stay in the country in a time when we are promoting the CSME.

Moreover, there are many of us who have been taken off our flights and asked to overnight for no apparent reasons: spending money for hotels, food, taxis and other commodities. No wonder Barbados is now registering its one-millionth tourists to their shores and billions of dollars in revenues — unethical and desperate if you ask me!

How can we get rid of this blight of the Caribbean?

Should we stop importing their manufactured products?

Instead of using Grantley Adams international Airport, can OECS nationals use Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago, Point Saline in Grenada, Hewannora in St Lucia, VC Bird in Antigua and Barbuda, Robert L. Bradshaw international in St Kitts and Nevis or San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International in Puerto Rico when connecting to international flights?

Truly, Barbados continues to treat Vincentians and OECS nationals like aliens while travelling in a region that is supposed to be boundary-less.

Still we continuously support their economy and sit back and do nothing when are mistreated.

As for me, I will avoid Barbados as much as possible. My next international flight is connecting me through Barbados; hence, the reason I’ve postponed traveling dates for months now — trying to get a connecting flight through another Caribbean Island.

I refused to travel through Barbados!

D. Markie Spring

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31 replies on “OECS nationals should avoid Barbados!”

  1. Anthony Chiveton says:

    Markie, I take the liberty to refer to the writer as Markie, because I suspect that he is a colleague.

    I endorse your views and wish that OECS nationals will consider what are saying. But at the same time i hope it would not have to come to that. We are one caribbean people, and i hope that Barbados will realize that and simply treat other states with the respect that the deserve. It is as simple as that. If they continue to treat people in that manner, then the OCES members nationals should have no choice but to avoid Barbados.

    Barbados need to recognize that we have options, as you mentioned in your article, there are many neighboring Islands that are able to facilitate flights to those states that do not have international airports.

  2. I just wish to express that as a Barbadian national that I read your article and while I support much of what was posited alongside the fact I felt the emotions coming through, they are Barbadians like myself that embrace our OECS brothers and sisters.

    I was also happy to see that Shanique Myrie won her case and I hope that it sends a strong message to those the Immigration department.

    To group all of us is slightly unfair as I stated above that many of my fellow Barbadians fully embrace regionalism!!!

    I have been saying for years that we are an arrogant people but appearances can be truly deceiving as well.

    As a young educator my fellowmen are also trying to transcend the minds of the younger generation to think global and not just local and one has to remember that what is portrayed in a wider society is what has been cemented by our fore parents; thus sometimes it takes an entire generation to widen the scope of thinking within our people.

    It is my hope that the Barbadian people will begin to see that my Caribbean brothers and sisters are speaking out about the injustices being meted out to them. Additionally I also hope that the political stakeholders are taking note as “NO MAN IS AN ISLAND”

  3. what a piece of illiterate nonsenical rubbish, barbados is one of the many islands who are members of caricom. seems to me that this artilce is hate filled and envious of barbados and its achievements and has nothing to do with barbados right to protects its borders ,, not in any other part of the world free an open borders would be tolerated ., barbados only mistake was agreeing to siginig off and giving up free and open reign within its borders tthrough free movement with limited recourse if need be. now for some one to suggest that a country should not have the right to protect its country and furthermore to suggest that by doing so such a country is racist is ludicrious

  4. Barbados have done very well for itself and is one of the two first world countries in the Caribbean. The result of good government and national pride. This is not to excuse some individuals’ abuse of power and the mistreatment of travelers.

    I have travelled through Barbados numerous times and never had a problem. But neither have I had any problems travelling in and out any other countries, in the Caribbean and beyond. Maybe I am a smart traveler who realize that it is the duty of the host to make the guest feel at home, but it is also the duty of the guest to remember they are not.

    Trinidad in it’s heyday used to turn OECS nationals back at the airport. I am sure if people were flocking to SVG because it is developed and there were opportunities with the quality of life that Barbados has, we would be somewhat cautions of other nationals as well.

    Maybe if we were more protective, and not allow other nationals to use our shores as stepping stones, long enough to procure a passport to get to north America, we would not now need visas to go to Canada.

  5. Vincentian, you are the one spouting rubbish. The guy is talking about his experience and you call it illiterate nonsensical rubbish. It’s not a matter of hating Barbados, but it boils down to hate travelling to SVG via Barbados. What borders to protect are you talking about? We are talking about a CARICOM country where CARICOM nationals should be free to travel without any hassle.
    All Barbados has to do is to get to hell out of CARICOM and stop pretending it’s a genuine participant. I also agree that we should stop importing or buying anything from Barbados. This kind of behavior is what killed the Federation in the 50’s and it is the same thing that will kill CARICOM. I’ll go as far to propose that SVG sell their shares in LIAT and setup another route for nationals to get to SVG – probably via St. Lucia or Grenada, anywhere but Barbados.
    I hope someone will come up with a list of Barbados products or goods, so we can avoid buying them, if they appear in stores in SVG. That will send a message that it cannot ignore.
    I re-check the document above to see if the writer used the race card and found no evidence to back up Vincentian claim that he did. I am glad Vincentian came to that conclusion by himself and he’s right. He should check out a book written by Everton Weeks the cricketer from Barbados.
    I am looking for a boat to pick me up in ST. Lucia or Grenada when I visit SVG next year. I don’t even want to go through T&T unless have no other choice.

  6. Such anger and venom is coming out in your writing it’s very concerning. Dont you think that mindsets such as yours are the part of the issues we have in trying to bring the Caribbean together ?

    Now I’m not saying that the attitudes of some members of the immigration department at Barbados are correct nor are the allegations made by caricom nationals when traveling to or through Barbados are untrue I would be inclined to believe some of them as I a Barbadian myself have experience some funny attitudes from border officers when returning but lets not allow for the situation to run away with us. Every country has right to refuse entry to anyone whom they are not satisfied with however in doing so they have justify such action and provide accommodation of certain standard and also ensure the persons comfort ( within reason) if they believe the individual to be carrying an illegal item they are also standards that have to be maintained. That being said, lets not look and take the view that ‘ it services Barbados right, make them pay out some money’ but a lesson for ALL of us the learn, we need to treat each other with respect and dignity, our leaders need to work harder at putting the right legislation and framework in place and WE the nationals of caricom need to drop our stupid and often misguided dislike for each other.

  7. clearly this was wrote in a bathroom on pcs of toilet paper ,bajans never did or would ever put down SVG .im so lost of words now to say to this BAJAN HATING ASSHOLE

  8. For years, I have been dedicated to regionalism and though I think it can work , I no longer think it is the right route for Barbados.
    Unfortunately I think we- yes, I am Barbadian- should leave the regional movement; if you are a member of a club and no one wants you to remain there you should leave. We should do this for the love of the region rather than become an albatross around its neck.
    I think we will only be treated with suspicion by all the other countries, and it is only a matter of time before our nationals are attacked by people fuelled by articles of hate.

    CARICOM Nationals who feel we are detrimental to regionalism should petitioned their governments to take action for us to leave. You have the power… get us out of CARICOM,

    1. Lennox Chandler says:

      I am all for lliving in harmony with my brothers and sisters in the region. However, i agree that we may have to suspend our membership in CARICOM and reassess our position. It makes no sense trying to ba a part of a group which does not want you. Money cannot buy love.

  9. I broke my elbow in three places in Grantley Adams airport. I went around a corner when they were building and there was no sign indicating a step and down I went.

    They ignored my attorney when I asked for compensation…

    The nurse at the airport gave me two aspirin and told me I could fly…

  10. D Markie Spring– have someone correct your grammar and syntax before you publish. Failures in these areas detract from the impact and effectiveness of your article.i

  11. Obviously the writer of this article is intoxicated or high. Barbados does not need you, you can throough Piarco or Hells Gates. You are obviously a backward,uneducated sorry excuse for a human. Barbados is the one country pushing CARICOM and the CCJ, your country has not even signed on as yet and you are pretending to be an integrationalist. JOKER. Maybe you should spend less time travelling and read a book.

  12. I am a Barbadian. I will admit that we are a proud nation. We work hard for whatever we have and we are proud of that. However, we are not the enemy. Barbados and Barbadians are not the enemy, i have been to two other Caribbean islands, St. Lucia and Trinidad. I vacationed in St. Lucia and had an average experience there, a few strange attitudes once the accent was discovered but in Trinidad, I was there for medical purposes, it was awful from landing to leaving – a real nightmare. I don’t think i would ever return to Trinidad unless forced to do so. I say all this to illustrate that all of us will have different experiences, Ms. Myrie’s should never have happened anywhere on this planet, i am a very disappointed Barbadian and I scoff at
    those involved in Ms. Myrie’s injustice. However, it is disheartening that the writer of this article should be the promoter of such bitter hatred and furthermore attempt to fuel and fan the flames of the same dicrimination that Barbadians are accused of. Let us be honest and admit that there never was any real regional integration because none of us see the little space called the Caribbean as any mutual abode. None of us want to be regionalised, we all just want what is best for our own island home and could care less about the other OESC member states. My suggestion, I agree with Marva, Barbados should leave CARICOM we have ‘overstayed our welcome’.

  13. Lots of the comments are so much blah blah with unnecessary emotions pouring out. Look at the topic” OECS nationals should avoid Barbados!… if you have read the body of this piece and believe that the writer is hates or is telling oecs nationals to hate “Barbados ” as a whole then i think you all should go back to preschool. This article stem from miss myrie’s case and soley gear towards the barbados airport authority and immigration or should i say Grantley Adams airport. If you’ve never heard anyone complain about their experiences through that airport maybe you ignore the complains or because you never experience any problems. Then you are being nieve that noone else suffered at the hand of GAIA. I work in the aviation industry i pass through that airport every day. When am at the airport going through security its like you from iraq and not d carribbean. I love being in barbados but the airport staffs personalities suck and sure more people need to step up to them instead of allowing the unessary mistreatment .

  14. Watching Hard says:

    Sigh…. What a sad state of affairs. What backward attitudes. What a pitiful message that is being sent by the author of the article. He should know better than to paint everyone with a broad brush. Vincies may have a legitimate gripe regarding the treatment meted out to them in Bim. However, I think we would be better served by channeling our passions into constructive efforts to improve conditions in our country rather than to direct negativity at others. This article smacks of self pity and powerlessness. The Caribbean is already a tribal place. It doesn’t serve any of us well to make it even worse.

    At the end of the day, Barbados is not the problem, we are.

    1. D. Markie Spring says:

      So Mr. / Mrs Watching Hard you have identified me as the problem. I am the problem here since, I disclose my experience. Are you for real. This is one of the reasons we wont get anywhere, wrong problem is being identified.

      The fact remains that OECS nationals are being bombarded at Grantley Adams Int’l yet you surpassed that and shot right at me.

      Here is the deal, I may not be going through Barbados again and since, I am the problem here, are u insuating that OECS nationals should be bombarded in Barbados? Because you Watching Hard did not address that part.

      For me I was edit my work for you who spit nonse, must find the right place to do so because on here there are people who is better at analyzing situation.

      I have taught problem solving for many years, hence, be sure to to have your game on when you come here

  15. Mark Springer says:

    D. Markie Spring’s grammatical errors and his syntax are absolutely ridiculous.

    J Carlson made the identical point.

    Why do people call themselves writers and make such absolute fools of themselves?

  16. It is sad that the writer has had to experience situations which leaves him with such a harsh view of Barbados/Barbadians. Over the years, I’ve heard many Vincentians and other OECS nationals complain about bad service/treatment at Grantley Adams Airport, and some who complain about being made to feel like outsiders in Barbados. Thankfully, I have never been made to feel this way in the 30+ years I’ve been traveling between Barbados and SVG. As a Vincentian, I have studied in Barbados and felt nothing but love, respect and welcoming from the persons I associate with there. Some of my closest friends are Barbadian.

    That being said, the Barbadian authorities cannot turn a blind eye to the sentiments seemingly shared by so much of region in regards to treatment at their airport. The recent ruling by the CCJ will no doubt result in greater scrutiny and perhaps revised policies regarding the operations at Grantley Adams Int’l.

    In addition, Barbadians are very nationalistic. This can sometimes be interpreted as arrogance and as having a superiority complex in the region. The extent to which this is true is debatable but the fact remains that interaction between persons of the region has resulted in such a perception. The question then, is how do Barbadians avoid alienating the rest of the region while living up to “Pride and Industry”?

    Calling for the removal of Barbados from Caricom is not the answer. Finding ways to better interact is the way forward. One Caribbean Nation, Regional Integration. We ought never to lose sight of this.

  17. You really are a bunch worthless jerks. here is a man that makes comments about his treatment by Barbados authorities, and tells us he is now boycotting them. Then you pratts come along with a whole bunch of horse $-it about his style of writing.

    As it happens to be, Markie Spring is a very respected and responsible man. Its probably his superiority that makes you feel so belittled, so instead of commenting on what he wrote, you attack his person. Who on earth cares about how his letter is syntactically constructed. Get yourselves a life and write about what he has commented on and stop trying to be clever dicks you ignorant nonce’s.

    I personally have never had a problem with Barbados immigration, or customs. But I know plenty of people that have. Then again I know of more people who have had problems with SVG’s immigration, they can be real ignorant pigs.

    The problem as I see it is that some people when they get a uniform, a badge and some authority, become little Hitler’s. They suddenly feel superior and want to ensure that everyone knows it. The reason I never get problems is because I play to their psyche and ensure from the out-start that they believe I know my place and respect that they are superior. We know that a proportion of all people in uniforms can be pigs, that includes the police in many of our island states.

    In many countries immigration wear civilian clothes, they have no uniforms, but I suppose that invisible badge of authority is transferred to that little rubber stamp that hovers over your passport, a quivering hand that brings a tremble to some travellers. Will they, or won’t they, never really knowing if it will fall upon a page of your passport with a thud before it is closed and handed back to you. Or if you are going to be jackbooted into a small office for someone to interrogate you after waiting for a few hours.

    Happened to me only once when I failed to put a £20 note or its equivalent into my passport prior to handing it to immigration in Lagos airport Nigeria. Nothing like that happened again until I was in a bank managers office in Nigeria, negotiating a deal for a client, when the manager asked me what his cut would be.

    1. Binose- no one has commented on the original writer’s “style of writing”. The comments were on his inability to use the basic tools of grammar and syntax. Surely this should be a required minimum for anyone who writes for public consumption. But then, you appear to believe that the use of profanity enhances the point you are attempting to make, so I really do not expect you to grasp anything I have said. I should instead follow the precepts of Matthew 7, verse 6 .

    2. D. Markie Spring says:

      Peter, you are so right.

      I thought the Bajans will the this information and the recent CCJ ruling, instead they are covering up the facts and attacked me. I admist that I should have find time to edit my work, but that not the issues. The issue here is the attitude displayed by BAJAN ANUTHORITIES and they have yet to address that. This suggests that the problem will linger even more, because they have not yet identified the problem; hence, there cannot be a fix.

      Opinionatedly, I believe that Bajans are a Caribbean Waste of time.

      1. D. Markie Spring says:

        Just want to address the one-sided view of Jay Carlson.

        JC I have been writing or quite a while now and I am sure you haveread other articles that I have written. Most of my articles are well articulated and very coherent in nature. Here, I admit that I did not stop to edit. I am sure that as much as your English Language is perfect, you have to stop an edit, once, two or three times; however, my problem here is that I just did not have the time to do so — Hence, I take full responsibility for my mistake.

        Conversely, JC, you must be happy to be able to hide your arrogance behind my mistake. There is an article with a message yet the only ting you were able to comment on is my mistake – shallow my friend.

        Now, JC, the public just found out from you and others how incapable I am with the English language. Are you going to continue to highlight your nonsensical attitude, or you going to come back here and discuss the issue, which is the foolishness that OECS nationals are facing at Grantley Adams international.

        Your failure to identify the problem and find solution just makes you look like an ordinary citizen blinded by patriotism.

        I am Vincentian!

  18. D. Markie Spring says:

    I’ll continue to be me, unless there are changes to be made; hence, despite the name calling I’ll remain professional – I refused to succumb to name calling. Opinionatedly, people only call names when they have no defense. Additionally, I will continue to share my experiences here regardless of what the ”Bajans” want to say.
    There are a few issues I want to address here!
    First, this article is my own experience, and some part is what other people: Vincentians and other OECS nationals have reported to me. This is not something that I have concocted. Here, it is safe to conclude that the Bajans who have responded here, prove my point. I have outlined a number of experiences – at the least the Bajans could have some sympathy and rebuke their authorities from treating other nationals this way. Oh! I think that one person almost got to that point.
    Second, the “Bajans” mentioned I have hate for them. I am still confused. Personal experiences have now become hate? As a matter of fact, I did not say “Barbadians” I mentioned “Barbadian authorities” in my article — a big difference. By neighbors, if you want to share love you cannot do so the way you described me – this attitude does not show love.
    Third, someone indicated that it is people like me who are responsible for the lack of regionalism. I beg to differ. It is people like the Bajans, and I repeat the Bajans that responded to this article, not the entire nation that is responsible for the lack of integration we are faced with. You (the Bajans, who have responded) failed to identify the problem – if one cannot identify a problem there cannot be a fix. Instead, they were unprofessional and even described my ‘grammar’ and ‘syntax’ but I’ll get to that in a minute as this is the least of my concern.
    Fourth, some said that I am ‘uneduated.’ The only person, I believe, knows me is Anthony Chiverton, my colleague. So every time someone’s idea does not match the Bajans’ that person becomes uneducated? I want the Bajans answer this or themselves. Ater they too, are not so educated.
    Fifth, one also mentioned that Barbados does not need me, yes, and so it is safe to say that Barbados does not need other Vincentians to, or other OECS nationals. I’d like to see this happen, so Grantley international airport could turn into a ghostly museum and all their manufactured goods spoiled.
    Sixth, a Bajan also mentioned that I am jealous of Barbados’ development — no I am concerned about the treatment – read the article again. Other OECS countries have supported Barbados with the hope that Barbados will recognize the help and share with us, instead they became ‘big-headed and condescending, individualistic.
    Last, my ‘grammar’ and ‘syntax.’ First, it is true that some mistakes were made in the article. Hitherto, if you are going to correct me you must be able to correct yourself or be perfect – go back to your response and you’ll see. More so, if you lecture maths, and have 3 business plans in your diary with deadlines you’d know sometimes there is not enough time for edting. The most important thing I am contributing, unlike you. It took me three weeks to complete this article and if you can relate to writing a paragraph every night around 12 midnight then you’d know what I am talking about. In the meanwhile, clear you head, take this information to your authority and let them act differently to Caribbean nationals.
    Don’t worry, continue that hideous behavior and we’ll have more “Myrie” cases
    Be good and good will come to, behave arrogant and arrogance will be the theme of the day!
    I will avert Barbados as much as possible —- waiting for Argyle international airport!

  19. D. Markie Spring says:

    I Admit that there are some mistakes in my article, but this is not the issues – the issue is my experience with Barbadian Authorities. This does not nregister with the arrogant Bajans on this forum.

    I plan to spend more time editing my work; however, as I said before, it is not easy to lecture Math and have endless bsuiness plans to submit.

    I have seen this in my article — “lhe’ and thats not na word.

    Again, I apologise to all my readers.

    1. Concerned Barbadian says:

      As a Barbadian, I am sad to hear that you’ve had such a horrible experience at our airport that you need to banish all of us from the Caribbean. The problem with the article is that the Mr. Spring is not seeking to be objective and balanced in his story. He came off as emotional and helpless, which led to his anger. I live in the US and I’ve gone through Barbados customs Sometimes I want to beg the officers to smile. Last year I went into the nationals line and the officer at the counter kept rejecting people and sending them to the back of the line because one bit of information was missing from the form. I was upset with that. I think that the problem is not a Bajan vs Vincie thing but rather an issue of power in the wrong hands. I will agree that sensitivity training will help. Hopefully, that $75K judgment will force some changes at the airport. When I come through customs here in the US, the officers are nice by comparison to their Bajan counterparts. Albeit deceptive. A criminal would never know that they are getting ready to be arrested. So Mr. Spring, be empowered, don’t be so quick to paint a group of people with such a broad brush. I am sure that not all your people are exemplary. Perhaps you can get more people to share their experiences and forward them to the Barbadian Tourist Board. One person can make a difference and a ground swell of outcry cannot be ignored. Be an architect for change!

  20. Another Proud Bajan says:

    It is unfortunate tht the writer saw fit to unleash such venom on an entire people for his experience at our airport. All travellers have stories of experiences with immigration and customs officials some pleasant and some unpleasant but if one has an unpleasant experience does that justify content such as the writer’s? While governments may have conflicts national have carved wholesome relationships with each other. What the writer is calling for is pretty much the same as a body part calling on others to lets say boucott the anus, what a stinking state of affairs we would have. Let’s not be naive to believe that some persons are not justifiably turned away but it should all be done in a professional way. Immigration and Customs officials should always remember that theirs is a lasting impression on the arriving passenger and they are representatives of their countries and not the airport/seaport mafia. I was angered at your looseness and callousness of expression on me. Hence we should never respond to any situation with fired up emotions. I even thought you should not even bother to set foot on our soil but I can only hope that should you have to be intransit or decide to venture in for a stay that you will be overjoyed you did. Please don’t wear an air of expectant ill treatment, the law of attraction gives back what we send out. I forgive you and wish you well in your endeavours. Yes we are a proud people because besides sea water, sun and sand which can be had in many places, our people are our greatest asset, natural resource. We may seem arrogrant but come a little closer and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. God bless you.

  21. Its very strange that I have so many Bajun friends and have never met any that are as stupid and pig ignorant as those that have written here.

    You must be some of the worst specimens of Bajun society that I have been privileged not to meet.

    Unable to admit your wrongs and weakness’s, or the wrongs and weakness’s of a section of the Bajun immigration machine, even the wrongs and weakness’s of any part of Bajun society, shows your infantile, even infertile minds are enslaved to your own idiosyncrasies, perhaps even an inbuilt idiocy from inherited gene defection.

    Like being bred from extremely ignorant and stupid parents, the kind of breeding that others will comment, “its not his fault, he came from a backward family“.

    Its most fortuntate for you all that i am able to control myself and always remain diplomatic and respectful. even when confronted by morons.

  22. i have read all the above articles and each one attempt to ridicule each other,frankly i think that the barbados authorities should make an attempt to rectify the issues posed by the original passenger who was awarded 75.000 dollars, they need to obviously do some training courses to their staff so that future complaints like this do not arise. we are a tourist island and situations should not occur and if they do, should be addressed in a professional manner its obvious that they admitted to wrong doing hence the pay out of such a large amount of money. we are one carribbean people and comments like this has no place ,its bad for regional relations.

  23. Canada put visa restrictions on vincentians why? If you notice the three countries that have problems with Barbados are always Jamaica, St Vincent And Guyana why? Its these three countries. People who are the trouble maker’s in the west Indies. Im from st kitts and I’ve never had A single problem in Barbados in fact I think bajans are kool than kool. I think vincentian s

  24. Canada put visa restrictions on vincentians why? If you notice the three countries that have problems with Barbados are always Jamaica, St Vincent And Guyana why? Its these three countries. People who are the trouble maker’s in the west Indies. Im from st kitts and I’ve never had A single problem in Barbados in fact I think bajans are kooler than kool. I think vincentian have to look at themselves first not bajans. Vincntian women are being brutalizes. your men.

  25. Mr you are so right. Mr mike””look how many vincentians are caught with drugs at Barbados airport. Same thing with Jamaicans and Guyanese people. Ok! So bajans are supposed to just like lawless people walk right into there island. The author of this article is an I’d…ot 27.000vincentians are in Barbados yearly 54.000jamaican in three years the Hippocrates.

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