Remember the CURFEW Barbadians

Thanks to Kammie Holder the blogmaster highlights the following reminder to Barbadians. Let us all do our part to keep the virus contained – David Blogmaster

BARBADOS:
AG (Dale Marshall) stated – ALL businesses with a few exceptions are closed from Saturday March 28th at 8pm until April 15th to reduce human interaction and compel social distancing.
The businesses permitted to operate during the day with social distancing are:
1) Supermarkets
2) Pharmacies
3) Abatoirs, butcher shops, fish markets
4) Bakeries
5) Farms
6) Pharmaceutical, food processors, drink manufacturers
7) Banks and Credit Unions (not insurance companies)
8) Cleaning services (companies)
9) Restaurants – only drive thru and take away permitted (11am-5pm)
10) Fuel manufacturers, fuel storage, fuel distribution
11) Gas stations (7am-7pm)
12) Delivery services for food groceries and pharmaceuticals ( 8am-6pm)
13) Hotels and Villas can operate for the full 24 hr – however gaming rooms, spas, gyms, tennis courts, squash and any other ancillary recreational services provided in hotels are prohibited included dine in restaurants
14) Portvale sugar family
15) veterinary services for animals in distress
An exemption has been granted for the completed construction of Harrison’s Point. NO OTHER CONSTRUCTION MUST TAKE PLACE
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUNERALS AND WEDDINGS ALL CHURCHES AND PLACES OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP SHALL BE CLOSED.
Weddings – only bride, bridegroom, official witnesses and marriage officer are permitted to attend.
Funerals – no more than 10 mourners, the funeral director, necessary staff and the officiant
No person shall host or attend a private party, sporting event, meetings of social clubs, civic organization etc.
Public Service
Some services will be open but with skeleton staff (9am-2pm)
1) Office of AG
2) Registrar of Supreme Court
3) National Assistance Board
4)Govt laboratories
5)NIS
6)Treasury
7)Central Bank
8) Central Purchasing
9) BRA
10) Commerce Dept
11) Post Office
12) Cabinet Office
13) Min of Public Service
14) Min of Foreign Affairs (not Foreign Trade)
15) Meteorological Services
Min of Public Service is finalising a work from home programme for civil servants where possible
Essential Services for whom the curfew does not apply are:
1) Medical profession
2) Para medical profession
3)Hospital/pharmacy workers
4) Caregivers/homehelp (not maids)
5) Police
6) BDF
7) Customs
8) Security services
9) Firefighting
10) Disaster management services
11) Electricity, telecommunications and media services
12) Transportation services
13) Airport and seaport including
14) Water services
15) Collection, treatment storage of refuge
16) Businesses dealing with deceased persons
*Penalty for breach:
$50 000 fine or 12 months imprisonment or both*

454 comments

  • @Donna,
    It was not I who first referred to the response of some BU bloggers as braying.

    I listed four categories of brayers.. the loyalists, the opposition, those who examine each item of news, and the corruption fighter.

    I would like to think I am in category three and I thought of Wura as in category 4. Items 1 and 2 know themselves.
    So I included myself. Given my melodious voice, perhaps I should have said symphony.

    My list was not exhaustive and I saw where one or two other bloggers (in my opinion) commented on the word bray.

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  • Anyone who wants to know what flight arrivals at Grantley Adams follow this link
    The authorities will say and do anything not to be opened and truthful as the cases escalate
    The frightful thought of allowing people enter from hot spots would not allowed those in charge to speak the truth

    https://www.gaia.bb/content/find-your-flight

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  • @ David,

    11.5 % of those tested were positive for covid 19

    https://percentagecalculator.net/

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  • @ Marposa,

    It was reported by the UK media over the last two weeks that airliners are operating “ghost” flights throughout the world in order not to lose their slots/schedules at numerous world wide airports. It is an arrangement made by airliners and airports. I cannot see the logic of running empty planes, especially as the tourist industry will remain in a comatose state for the rest of the year. Perhaps Artax or someone else on BU is familiar with this protocol and can explain how it works.

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  • BLP, BLP OR expleted deleted P.I.M.P( credit to 50 Cent.

    WE ARE ALL AFFECTED IN VARYING DEGREES BY COVID 19.

    Barbados has an additional problem. Drought. How can people wash their hands frequently when having to ration water ?

    Government could consider investing sea water desalination plants.

    Phone a friend and ask for a loan. Remind Justin Trudeau that his late father was a friend. lol

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  • Mariposa and Waru you two don, t get tired posting shite everyday 24/7.The government and the health officials trying their utmost to keep the place as safe as possible and you two along with Austin and Baje talking a load of shite.Hear Baje the fine for breaking the curfew is harsh.Well jackass advise the idiots to stay off the streets or face the consequences.I say make an example of a few of them see how fast the others straighten up.

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  • Extracts from Greenville Phillips post 53mins ago

    Cutting It Close.

    Today, we were informed that we now have a total of 33 COVID-19 positive cases after yesterday’s testing. Last Monday, we had 17. Which means that if we have just one case today, we would have achieved exponential growth in one week. At that time, it would be out of control.

    Time will tell whether we were 5 days too late, since the clear trend that we would have had exponential growth in 1 week, was known to the COVID-19 management team on Wednesday 25 March 2020. At that time, we were getting 3 cases per day.

    Not Closing Our Borders to Visitors.

    We are gravely concerned that we are not closing our borders to visitors. We are disappointed with the Government’s consistent response in confusing cargo with visitors, despite them being repeatedly informed that no one is calling for stopping cargo.

    A plan is only as strong as its weakest link. Allowing visitors to Barbados without testing each of them for COVID-19 (not a temperature reading) is a paper link in a chain of steel.

    Foreseen Tragedy.

    Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places to work, and play. Children find them a fascinating place to play.

    The PM gave a press conference on Thursday night confirming that a night curfew would be in place. Therefore, contractors went to work on Friday, with the understanding that they would resume work on Monday.

    On Friday, the Government started debating in the House and Senate about a day curfew, and there was confusion. Around noon on Friday, the COVID-19 hotline was still confirming that the curfew was night only. I do not know when they started giving different advice.

    On Friday night, the Government confirmed that there would be a day and night curfew. However, some construction sites were left in a state where they may be structurally unstable and vulnerable to collapse.

    Xxcccccccccccvcvvcvv
    A govt without foresight is a govt doomed to fail the people and country in times of trouble

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  • I agree with ogazertz in the last year you have gone from. We fathering to we gathering to we blathering Now if you you can get down to we lathering you might be able to avoid a spike

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  • Pea Brain

    Who own the Websieve/ link that u put up about the flights to Barbados?

    Is it not own by the AirPort?
    And who own the AirPort?

    The information us there for the public ti have East access to ( as u have provided) yet the giverment is hiding

    U providing evidence to destroy the false arguement you trying to make

    You so damn foolish or u just cant find nothing else better to do?

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  • TSLN
    There are people who are willing to fly at spots that are not highly affected especially if they are in areas where the virus is out of control
    Example New york and a couple other states
    If the focus is on stemming the flow of the virus worldwide
    It begs the question why would Barbados open its airport to these visitors
    Only a couple days ago media reported people coming here from the UK one of which was a national

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  • Which media reported that and on what day?

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  • And why should a bajan national be kept out?

    You said the oppositio when it was the trini 35

    Also. Tell me who would want to leave tiheitä country to vacation in another country Where the first 14 days they have to be in quaratine?

    You trying to spread maximum impact fear that you one and only AIM!

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  • The $50,000 is meant to focus the gravity of the situation.

    Really? I thought the purpose of the fine was to enforce upon tho who actually break the curfew?

    Why not have a more sensible fine, say $100-200 and enforce it rigorously? Instead we have a ‘notional’ $50K, criminalisation and the usual ‘magistrate’s discretion’ which almost always translates to unfairness aimed at the poor and vulnerable.

    Typical Bajan woolly thinking.

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  • I have not heard of anyone thats infect needing advance treatment

    Good new ( that u will never hear from mariposa) the individuals in the first two cases should be outoa quartine in about 2-3 days.

    Fearmonger can only see death

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  • Isät the gine $ 5k instead of 50k?

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  • Spot on, it is called the Bajan condition.

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  • @ Lorenzo March 29, 2020 3:24 PM

    Thanks for the official message. Our slogan shall be to stay alert, but not to panic.

    Under no circumstances should we allow ourselves to panic, although the USA, UK and Italy are sinking. We are Barbados. It is a fact that the health system in the USA and UK is far from as good as Barbados. I want people to stop bad-mouthing the island. Also: The China virus is much easier to contain on an island; furthermore, there is no scientific evidence that the tropical conditions do not prevent the China virus from fast spreading.

    Some commentators do not want to understand that we, as a vulnerable, small economy, are trying to strike a balance between containing the pandemic and preserving the economy. We must prepare for the day X, when the tourists will come back.

    Our government is a godsend for the island. If the DLP were in power in these difficult times, we would have already experienced total panic and death in a civil war.

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  • DOn’t know how many times you have to tell the hardheaded that the virus has A DISTINCT PATTERN…you can get thousands testing positive before you get the first death…again, please stop boasting about your education system, it is embarrassing…

    even more embarrassing that you are so easily fooled.

    all the information has been there since December and yet none of you, with the exception of a few, seem to be able to understand it…

    Germany has over 1,500 confirmed cases but only 3 deaths so far…follow the pattern.

    Trindad had over 50 cases before they got their first death, now they have 3…follow the pattern..

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  • @ Tron
    ** furthermore, there is no scientific evidence that the tropical conditions do not prevent the China virus from fast spreading.**

    False!. A better way to put it is that there is no evidence that this novel virus will exhibit winter seasonality like the other known strains of coronavirus.

    High rates of infection have occurred in tropical areas with high absolute humidity, such as in Guangxi, China and Singapore.

    There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new coronavirus since the normal human body temperature is around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather.

    See here:

    Click to access Luo_et_al_2020_Absolute_Humidity_R0_COVID-19.pdf

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  • At least this new dude seems to understand the pattern of the virus, hope he follows it very closely..

    “No COVID-19 patients cleared yet

    All 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barbados are in isolation and the vast majority of them are showing only mild symptoms, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anton Best.

    The top Government medical official said today: “Some of the [patients] are what I would consider to be moderate, in that we are keeping our eyes on them very closely with a guarded optimism.”

    On the question of recovery of COVID-19 patients, Dr. Best said it was way too early to speak of this.

    “We are not even two full weeks of having our very first case … or into the start of this epidemic. We have tested people who have recovered in terms of their symptoms but when we retested them, they are still showing positives. So, only when you do that test that we use for diagnosis and it turns up negative, that we can say that person has definitively recovered,” the medic emphasised. (IMC”

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  • Pea Brain

    I here at the busiest AirPort in the world. The place like a Ghost town
    What so special about Barbados that got these plane loads of potential infect persons coming in when even travel from one State to another barely happening?
    Barbados got to have something special and i know it not just the rum

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  • @ Hal

    BAJANS HAVE A PERVERSE SICKNESS WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR OWN BLACK PEOPLE DEMISE.

    THE USUAL IDIOT COMES ON THE BU BLOG TO CALL PEOPLE JACKASSES BECAUSE THEY DISAGREE WITH A $50,000 FINE OR IMPRISONMENT OF 1 YEAR PROPOSED BY THEIR BLP GOVERNMENT BUDDIES.

    YET IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS IN DERBYSHIRE ENGLAND LAST NIGHT SATURDAY THE POLICE WAS CALLED TO A RESIDENCE AT 10PM FOR A KAROKE PARTY OF AROUND 25 PEOPLE INCLUDING YOUNG PEOPLE/CHILDREN WITH PLENTY FOOD AND DRINKS.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-police-karaoke-party-lockdown-155617425.html

    DESPITE THESE FOLKS BREAKING THE LOCKDOWN IMPOSED BY THE UK GOVERNMENT WHICH HAS AN EPIDEMIC AT THE MOMENT THE POLICE DISBURSED EVERYONE WITH NO FINES OR BEING TAKEN TO JAIL TO FACE THE LAW COURTS.

    I COULD BET THIS GROUP WERE MAINLY WHITE BRITISH.

    EITHER WAY NO ONE PUNISHED.

    HOWEVER BLACKS IN BARBADOS WANT TO SEE OTHER BLACKS INCLUDING YOUNGSTERS HEAVILY FINED OR JAILED.TO FULFILL THE BLP GOVERNMENT AGENDA.

    “MIA CARES”.

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  • Granville Phillips
    Quote

    On Friday night, the Government confirmed that there would be a day and night curfew. However, some construction sites were left in a state where they may be structurally unstable and vulnerable to collapse.

    Cvvvvvvvvvv
    Cackle cackle
    Pay attention to what people are saying about the govt blp yardfowls wunna might learn something
    The above comment says enough about the blp govt
    Take note a bunch of blunders and no measures have been seriously given sufficient thought before thrown at the public
    As i keep saying Prevention is better than cure
    Reading the above quote by GP makes for wonder to ask
    What is govt smoking

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  • @ Baje

    It is the style of policing: one style is with the consent of the people; the other the people are the enemy. In the UK the model is the four Es: engage the suspect; explain the reason for the regulation; encourage them to comply; and, failing all that enforcement of the regulation, including arrest.
    Our police are largely unarmed.

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  • For disobeying the curfew, maximum fine is $50,000 BDS; for MP’s supplying false info re assets and liabilities on their declaration form re proposed integrity legislation maximum fine is $10,000 BDS

    PRIORITIES,PRIORITIES,PRIORITIES!

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  • @ Baje

    It is the style of policing: one style is with the consent of the people; the other the people are the enemy. In the UK the model is the four Es: engage the suspect; explain the reason for the regulation; encourage them to comply; and, failing all that enforcement of the regulation, including arrest.
    Our police are largely unarmed.

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    THE ENEMY IN THE BARBADOS CONTEXT ARE ONLY USEFUL ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS WHEN BLP AND DLP POLITICIANS GO LYING AND HOODWINKING THE MASSES FOR THEIR VOTES TO THEN CONTROL AND LINE THEIR POCKETS.

    “MIA CARES”.

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  • I am amazed that 33 positive cases out of 287 tests is not causing those of you living in Barbados concern.

    multiply the numbers by 10 or 20.

    Any competent statisticians on BU ? I only know how to do simple arithmetic.

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  • Hal narwhal tusks seem like weapons to me

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  • Hear Austin it is a different style of policing and Baje the police disburse the crowd and no one was arrested.No wonder Barbados is in the state it is in.A curfew has been put in place to curb person to person contact which was fully explained and rather than advise persons to stay off the stteet thesr two so called intellivenyt persons want thr government via the police to treat these idiots with kid gloves so that their friends vould join them and cause complete chaos. I say no make an example of them and all will get the message as this soft soaping of of wsnnabe thugs does not work.As for .s Mottley i wish her a speedy recovery and by her lesderdhip in this crisis alone shows she cares much motr about bajans than you.Ms Mottley do not disclose your illness to the malicious Austin since his hero Mr Thompson never revealed his for months while flying back and forth on clico, s private jet which was fine withAustin at the time.

    .

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  • Lorenzo,

    You’re absolutely right. It says a lot about the notorious and rebellious BU critics that even when Mia Mottley is temporarily ill, they attack her. Some people apparently don’t give a damn about the fate of Barbados or are even happy when the island burns. That’s terrible.

    We should all pray that our leader will soon recover and be at the wheel of HMS Barbados to steer the island through the dangerous cliffs called IMF and China Virus.

    I lit three candles today. One for the Goddess Bim, one for God !Xu and one for God Agwu. It is never wrong to summon several Old Gods at once.

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  • Short memories…when you hear 33 cases always multiply the given number by at least 10, that is the amount of people most likely walking around infected….this info was given everywhere already…short memories.

    am sure this will have to repeated a few more times before it sticks in the heads of some, then they say ya repeating the same things, when they can’t remember one shite if ya don’t.

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  • Hear Austin it is a different style of policing and Baje the police disburse the crowd and no one was arrested.No wonder Barbados is in the state it is in.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    For disobeying the curfew, maximum fine is $50,000 BDS; for MP’s supplying false info re assets and liabilities on their declaration form re proposed integrity legislation maximum fine is $10,000 BDS

    PRIORITIES,PRIORITIES,PRIORITIES!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    THE ABOVE EXPLAINS WHY BARBADOS IN THE STATE IT IS IN 2020.

    PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

    “MIA CARES”.

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  • Some here on BU are practicing social distancing by distancing them selves from the facts
    Some one said that one infected person can account for 10 people infected as said by govt
    Now we have 33 officially
    X10 walking around some where -33 accounted for
    Mia got this under control yuh hear

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  • Baje

    A man was breaking the curfew brught and esrly last night

    He get Locked up or fined?

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  • @WURA-War-on-U March 29, 2020 12:28 PM “As for the water, should’nt the aquifiers be filled by now, with the Corona they don’t have to give or sell water to cruise ships anymore for a very long time, so we should not be hearing about water problems by June…or there is something else going on?”

    March is always the driest month of the year

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  • Mari

    Where u get the part …. as said by goverment …….from?

    By distancing urself from the truth?

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  • There is no solidarity at all in CARICOM. Trixobago does not even take its own citizens back and treat them like lepers. It is quite different in the European Union. Germany is accepting more and more sick citizens from France and Italy for hospital treatment.

    When the crisis is over, all CARICOM states should decide on a common position against Trixobago.

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  • This woman just glad to Juno on anything she think is negative to happen Barbados

    Even if she think 339 infected it something to boast about

    Sick in her pea

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  • RE: “There are people who are willing to fly at spots that are not highly affected especially if they are in areas where the virus is out of control. Example New York and a couple other states. If the focus is on stemming the flow of the virus worldwide. It begs the question why would Barbados open its airport to these visitors.”

    @ Mariposa

    Your above comments are nonsense.

    It is sheer WICKEDNESS for you to IMPLY ‘government’ is allowing scores of visitors from countries “where the virus is out of control” to enter Barbados ‘willy nilly’ and SPREAD it ALL OVER the island.

    You’re obsessed with criticizing the ‘government.’ It’s clear you’re ‘making up things as you go’ and spewing mischievous allegations for which there aren’t any shreds of evidence, just to fulfill your silly political agenda.

    According to you, “some here on BU are practicing social distancing by distancing them selves from the facts,”…….. you on the other hand, “are practicing social distancing by distancing yourself from the TRUTH.”

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  • Baje

    A man was breaking the curfew brught and esrly last night

    He get Locked up or fined?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    DEAL WITH THE UP TO $50,000 FINE AND/OR 1 YEAR IMPRISONMENT PASSED INTO LAW IN 2020 FOR YOUR OWN DISADVANTAGED BLACK BAJAN PEOPLE WHILST THE STILL INVISIBLE INTEGRITY LEGISLATION PROMISED IN 2108 DUE ALMOST 18 MONTHS AGO WITH A PROPOSED $10,000 FINE FOR THE CORRUPT AND DISHONEST BLP & DLP POLITICIANS IN BARBADOS.

    THE ONLY JUSTICE IN BARBADOS FOR MAJORITY BLACK BAJANS WITHOUT CONNECTIONS AND STATUS IS INJUSTICE.

    “MIA CARES”.

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  • HantsMarch 29, 2020 6:57 PM

    I am amazed that 33 positive cases out of 287 tests is not causing those of you living in Barbados concern.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Successful contact tracing is bound to produce that result.

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  • Baje

    Why u avoiding answering the simple little question?

    I all comes down to the policing
    The ones in englanniksi get let off and d one in Barbados get let off

    So what the big fuss about?

    You is the on who bring the englanniksi senario

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  • Mia
    Like she got a very large corn cobb stuck up u cowmerian asset

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  • 29, 2020 8:36 PM

    RE: “There are people who are willing to fly at spots that are not highly affected especially if they are in areas where the virus is out of control. Example New York and a couple other states. If the focus is on stemming the flow of the virus worldwide. It begs the question why would Barbados open its airport to these visitors.”

    @ Mariposa

    Your above comments are nonsense.

    It is sheer WICKEDNESS for you to IMPLY ‘government’ is allowing scores of visitors from countries “where the virus is out of control” to enter Barbados ‘willy nilly’ and SPREAD it ALL OVER the island

    I can back up comments with proof by simply looking at the Grantley Adams website and the area of departure via arrivals to barbados
    So to say i talking nonsense is political posturing
    Only today media reports stated that the govenor in fla had stepped up security checks at their borders to look for people coming from hot spots
    This is nothing new after all people would seek the safest place they belive is for refuge
    If barbados numbers remain low while other countries like America rises as long as the airport remains open the possibility remains that those people would come no ifs ands or but a reality that defines survival if necessary
    So what is your question now….

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  • @WURA-War-on-U March 29, 2020 6:00 PM “At least this new dude seems to understand the pattern of the virus, hope he follows it very closely… Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anton Best.”

    A scholar and a gentleman.

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  • What i am sick and tired (of) is this ongoing belief that i am happy that the virus is on the island
    That is far from the truth
    A blind man on a trotting horse could have made the same assessment
    However i would not stop short of placing blame where it ought to be for the upward trend in numbers
    From early one i took a strong position for closing the ports with exceptions
    I stand by my comments then and now
    This issue is not about being supportive by any means necessary built on a foundation of patriotism but built on a foundation that is practical and one which can support the health care system in times of crisis
    One also which is duty bound ethically and morally to the people
    I cannot and will not support a measure which can lead to catastrophic endings for the people well being whilst holding hands with a govt under the guise of patriotism
    Hypocrite i am not

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  • @Hal Austin March 29, 2020 6:34 PM “In the UK the model is the four Es: engage the suspect; explain the reason for the regulation; encourage them to comply; and, failing all that enforcement of the regulation, including arrest.”

    @John2 March 29, 2020 8:10 PM “Baje. A man was breaking the curfew brught and esrly last night. He get Locked up or fined?”

    No.

    The police engaged the suspect, explained the reason for the regulation, encouraged the person(s) to comply

    Did not need to arrest.

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  • Governor General Dame Sandra Mason is expected to address the nation at 7:30 p.m. on CBC TV.

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/244693/gg-address

    Any one saw this ?

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  • Yes. A pep talk more or less to the health care workers and the citizens

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  • https://www.cbc.bb/whats-showing-on-tv-8/

    That is the link to what is presently being broadcast on CBC.bb.

    I am not sure that the programs are archived though.

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  • Oh. And that she has signed the legislative changes into law.

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  • mari.

    there is a possibility that the people from ny coming in on logs at night through the unprotected coastline

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  • @ Hants.

    Extrapolated you would be looking at 31,000 approximately in total based solely on the figures quoted to date for the tested and positive result.

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  • Address to the Nation by the Governor General of Barbados March 29, 2020

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  • @ Hants

    For clarity that would be 31000 positive cases not deaths, but as I said the formula depends on too many variables to be accurate at this stage.

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  • Again I say that if one is primarily targeting for testing contacts with known positives the ratio of positive tests results to negative test results is going to seem high.

    Think about it.

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  • @ John A,

    We need to know how many people landed in Barbados over the last 3 to 4 weeks. Let me stop because this statiscal / probability stuff is above my pay grade.

    I gine stick wha I good at. Playing guitar and fishing ( when we are allowed to go outside.

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  • “I can’t, however, say that the 33 represent all of the persons with COVID. I cannot even tell you if it represents just a small proportion of the persons with COVID-19, but we are looking for it aggressively,” the public health official said.

    https://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/244689/emphasis-contact-tracing

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  • I cannot and will not support a measure which can lead to catastrophic endings for the people well being whilst holding hands with a govt under the guise of patriotism
    Hypocrite i am not

    xxxxxxx

    You see why I would call you a fearmonger?

    Do you know the meaning to catastrophic?

    but its used to cause maximum impact of fear

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  • @ Hants.

    Lol don’t worry, to take the tested over the positive and then pro rate that over the population at 275000 would give you roughly 31000. But as I said too many variables to use that formula.

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  • now from the medicals reports so far, what I gather is that is only one visitor to the island who tested positive. ALL OTHERS are bajan who 1. seem to caught the virus will overseas or 2. bajan (people living in Barbados) who contracted the virus from those bajans in (1).

    Yet we are getting so mush hysteria from one who said it is the constitutional rights of the 35 trinis to reenter their country.

    here we have the government allowing the returning bajan their constitutional right being blamed for the said bajans infecting other bajans

    Next we will be hearing that the medical officer is giving false reports because he is political.

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  • I hope that Barbados is lucky and the spread of Covid 19 is limited.

    Let us see what happens next week.

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  • Scratch that, ah wasn’t up to date about Germany’s infection and death rate figures…their death count was low for a very long time, it is only now starting to rise..

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8164881/Death-German-finance-official-linked-virus-crisis.html

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  • “A scholar and a gentleman.”

    they are known to exist, not as many as we would like, but they do exist.

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  • If the virus is on the island, at some point everyone is going to get it in one form or another. Some will get it mildly, some not mildly and some severely, a few, sadly, will succumb to it.

    The current international infection rates are not representative of the final result, because it is in early stages and most countries are exercising social distancing.

    When the countries are weaned off of social distancing, everyone will get it.

    Then, we will know the true mortality rates etc.

    Then again, when the virus mutates as these viruses do, it will be like the seasonal flu with varying symptoms over time, hopefully none as drastic as the first pandemic, or at least, not impacting the health services with such volume.

    Remember that these lockdowns and social distancing are merely to lessen the immediate impact and overflow on the health care systems. That is all. The virus is here to stay.

    Hopefully though, ongoing hygiene will improve with the elimination of hand shaking, a most dirty way of greeting and with the more regular washing of hands etc.

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  • @Crusoe

    True but the world wants to buy time until a vaccine is available, we want to be able to help those with compromised immune systems.

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  • John 2 it seems like certain persons on this blog namely Mariposa, Waru, Austin and Baje seem to want a medal for continuing to spread as much negative news about Barbados at this critical time as possible.No credit or praise for the frontline workers like doctors , nurses, policemen , soldiers etc putting their best efgorts in to keep the country as safe as they can to look at this blog to see the doom and gloomers who wish the worst for their country.Truly sickening even Gazzerts has realized that we need all hands on deck.I would not be surprised if some of them are rrsponsible for a lot of the fake news on social mefia.As for Baje it seems like all his degrees could not exempt him like the rest of us from curfew I told him before your world could come crashing down lime any of us common people.Always know there is a greater being than you above.
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  • RE: “I can back up comments with proof by simply looking at the Grantley Adams website and the area of departure via arrivals to barbados.”

    RUBBISH!!!!

    Unless you checked an airline’s manifest to see how many people arrived into the island and from WHERE they DEPARTED……….

    ………. perusing GAIA’s website to see daily departures and arrivals DOES NOT provide you with any PROOF to what you’ve been implying.

    RE: “So to say i talking nonsense is political posturing.”

    It’s CLEAR you DON’T KNOW the meaning of “political posturing.” The term basically means supporting something not necessarily because you agree with it, but because it is politically advantageous to do so,” ……….

    ………. therefore, (and according to your man Freundel), it’s a “perversion of common sense” for you to suggest anyone “saying you’re talking nonsense is political posturing.”

    RE: “This is nothing new after all people would seek the safest place they believe is for refuge
    If barbados numbers remain low while other countries like America rises as long as the airport remains open the possibility remains that those people would come no ifs ands or but a reality that defines survival if necessary.”

    I UNDERSTAND your CONCERNS about the island’s borders remaining open and that “people would seek the safest place they believe is refuge.”

    However, for a few moments, don’t allow your political loyalty to PREVENT you from THINKING and discussing this issue reasonably and RATIONALLY.

    I’m sure you’re aware countries all over the world are ‘grappling’ with the deadly COVID-19 virus that seems to be highly contagious, and would have already instituted the relevant precautionary measures to prevent it from spreading. The travel industry has also responded similarly.

    As such, this reality changes the circumstances under which people may be allowed to seek refuge in other countries…… and the countries to which they want to travel, allowing them to enter. People cannot use the corona virus as a reason/excuse to apply for political asylum and be granted refugee status.

    Using your ‘political alarmist’ scenario, let’s say, for example, an American Airlines aircraft full of passengers, came to GAIA and immigration officers discovered several of them came from New York.

    Do you believe the officers would say: “Oh, you guys are running from the virus. Welcome to Barbados and remain here as long as wunnuh like?”

    An airport is not a bus terminal, where several people could board a bus from the Oistins depot, get off in Speightstown and walk ’bout.

    Immigration officers usually ASK visitors certain questions (and more so under these present types of circumstances), including what countries they visited during a specific time period (e.g.the past 3 months), and would check the passports to see the dates on the departure stamps of the countries they visited……. and if they answered the questions correctly.

    Additionally, police and immigration officers are given copies of flight manifests, allowing them to know before hand and keep a record of who are arriving and from where they departed….. and who are departing and their ports of arrival. There are also personnel from health and agriculture stationed at the air and sea ports as well.

    Bearing this in mind, for you to suggest ‘government’ is allowing SCORES of visitors from countries “where the virus is out of control” to enter Barbados ‘willy nilly’ and SPREAD it ALL OVER the island………

    …………. can only be best described as NONSENSE.

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  • LORENZO

    Baje suffers from the overseas bajan complex (OBC) that turns the local bajans away from them. HE THINK HE ARRIVED!

    THAT WAS SAID WITH RESPECT TO THE OTHER OVERSEAS BAJAN WHO DO NOT SUFFER FROM THIS COMPLEX.

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  • “No credit or praise for the frontline workers like doctors , nurses, policemen , soldiers etc putting their best efgorts in to keep the country as safe .”

    the only reason these workers have to work so hard is because your STUPID, WICKED LEADERS…put everyone in danger by exposing them to the virus…that is why THEY WILL NEVER BE ELECTED AGAIN….the main reason….there are many more reasons to prevent them anymire selling out of the people…

    So how is the slave trade from Barbados to UK going these days.

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  • HantsMarch 29, 2020 10:49 PM

    “I can’t, however, say that the 33 represent all of the persons with COVID. I cannot even tell you if it represents just a small proportion of the persons with COVID-19, but we are looking for it aggressively,” the public health official said.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    There you go. Not much can be gleaned from the stats at present. But if you are testing people with symptoms who are later confirmed as positive and tracing their contracts you can consider yourself lucky when you find some contacts who have NOT got the virus. So…. the high percentage of positive results of those tested is not alarming at present.

    We will have to see how it goes from here.

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  • Wura the virus is everywhere now and as much as I hate your putz Canadian boyfriend for being too politically correct now is not the time . Be up beat dwell on the positives and solutions There will be lots of time to judge later if we are still around.

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  • Shut up Lawson….i dont pay attention to Barbados’ yardfowls for the simple reason…they have no memory….this PM now playing the population for attention and sympathy.VOLUNTEERED to send 8 pound an hour slaves to UK…when no other PM in the Caribbean did….then opened the door for a virus to take hold of the country although SHE WAS WARNED….all because they did not know what to do WITHOUT ANOTHER TAXPAYER PAID CONSULTANT and refused to listen to those who saw the shit brewing…as soon as this destruction to human life is over….SHE WILL DO THE SAME EVIL SHITE AGAIN….and the same dumb fowls will be applauding because that is all they know…

    If Justin did such evil shite to any Canadian, white of course…you would be the first to CRUCIFY HIM..so shut up..because you have no clue the wickedness to the Black populi that they are still setting behind the scenes…as recent as THIS WEEK..

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  • A friend of mine a chief on the fire dept was rushed to hospital with covid 19 on Friday very serious ,The station had to be shut down all firefighters he came in contact with are in self isolation for two weeks roughley 80 people are isolating because of this incident or travel.This can decimate n emergency service. We work on a 24 hr shift separated by a few days so during your cycle you may come in contact with everyone who works at that station, because of our interaction with the public on med calls or any type of call colds flus etc can easily sweep through the fire hall. I do not know what your emergency rotations are but I would suggest 4 days straight then off for twelve to keep health of dept

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  • Waru you have to calm down its too early to be at full throttle, relax ..go play some ball with your husband and give him an extra pat for me

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  • “I do not know what your emergency rotations are but I would suggest 4 days straight then off for twelve to keep health of dept”

    All ya can do is give advice and hope they follow it…

    It’s been weeks many of the frontline people have been struggling on the island. I am yet to hear one pretend leader come out and give them a boost of confidence for when Covid really hits the fan….ya saw them attempting to big up themselves as though they are heros though…

    You are of course assuming that they indeed have a plan in that regard. We will know soon Enuff.

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  • Yeap it is me again
    Cackle Cackle wuh loss muh belly
    Did the AG made an asinine statement of telling the people it is ok to go to the beach
    However practice Social distancing
    Where would anyone find the sense in his comment one which focus on stopping the spread of the virus
    Isnt the object in placing curfews and other measures like staying indoors as much as possible (with limited exceptions excluded) to stop the virus from spreading
    His comment shows an ineptness that lacks common sense and rises to a level of border line insanity

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  • I must commend some supermatkets though, for the plexiglass type divide to protect both cashiers and customers….when i actually see more INTELLIGENT actions…ah will let yall know.

    As i told Vincent yesterday my standards are just high enough not to acccept MEDIOCRITY.

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  • “Did the AG made an asinine statement of telling the people it is ok to go to the beach.”

    I heard about that one, everyone was laughing,

    Before mouthing off, did he do any research first to see if the VIRUS CAN SURVIVE WATER….and spread that way….soap kills it we know, ah yet to hear that sea water does too.. without soap…steuppppss.

    Mediocre lawyer playing scientist,

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  • I said that because just last week there was an article where the french i believe found the virus alive and well in their SEWAGE WATER…..it survives poop, it can survive any water…no degree needed.

    Dont why Lawson dont return to the island and let the government look after his Corona welfare…up in Canada depending on Justin…lol

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  • @Lawson

    Hoping you stay safe.

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  • Yeap it is me again
    Cackle Cackle wuh loss muh belly
    Did the AG made an asinine statement of telling the people it is ok to go to the beach
    However practice Social distancing
    Where would anyone find the sense in his comment one which should focus on stopping the spread of the virus
    Instead he advocates actions that are counter productive to stemming the flow of the virus
    Isnt the object in placing curfews and other measures like staying indoors as much as possible (with limited exceptions excluded) to stop the virus from spreading
    His comment shows an ineptness that lacks common sense and rises to a level of border line insanity

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  • The discussion about going to the beach is outside of curfew hours.

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  • Lawson will be fine, Justin will take care of him, the ungrateful devil…lol

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  • the woman cant help it!

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  • Outside of curfew hours will not help anyone if the virus is alive and active in the sea water…will be nice for a few ministers to go test that theory like the other ministers did with the sewage in Ch Ch…since it was the AGs most brilliant idea to date…..or am sure a few fowls will be happy to volunteer…since the AG said it’s ok.

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  • WW

    you don’t think the minister is being advised by the health professionals?

    have you ever heard of the flu or any other virus being spread through the sea?

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  • sewage water is 99% fresh water

    Seawater contains sodium CHLORIDES. CLORINE can be produced from seawater to help kill micro organism in sewage water.

    Don’t be a mariposa!

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  • DavidMarch 30, 2020 9:28 AM

    The discussion about going to the beach is outside of curfew hours.

    Duh wouldnt expect it to be late night or curfew time period when many would go to the beach

    However once again govt has shown an ineptness of placing barbadians in the fore front of the virus to save the tourism industry
    All and sundry knows that barbados beaches are tourist play ground which means to close beaches to only barbadians would create a firestorm whereby a calling for the tourist also
    A call which would put a dent in the pocket of big tourism in barbados
    So there we go gullible barbadians being led like sheep to slaughter where they will be mixing with potential carries of the virus hidden within a mischievous disguise attached to tourism and a AG and govt failing to do the right thing and closed the beaches

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  • SMRHH IS ALL I CAN DO

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  • dAVID

    CAN YOU CREAT A special stupid post for mariposa?

    before she give me a stroke lol

    I cannot believe some one can be so stupid day after day and multiple time a day. if she was doing it for humor I could understand but the woman actually believes all the stupid thing she post.

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  • The blogmaster will go with what the CMO advised. Keep your advice.

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  • Am sure the leaders have all seen the video footage of 18 wheeler freezer trucks parked at back door entrances to hospitals in Brooklyn and other areas to collect the dead, because they have no space, a temp location has also been set up in central park…

    ….so let these small island crooks continue to play their petty games turning their people into paupers with their wicked actions of terrorizing those just trying to survive when they have no plan to enrich their own people and are using these evil, behind the scenes set ups and cruel tactics…TO ENRICH THEMSELVES ONLY…..and believe no one knows their self-serving plans.

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  • BU is a place where all congregate to share views, the dullards and the intelligent. Be tolerant to other views. We are who we are.

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  • “have you ever heard of the flu or any other virus being spread through the sea?”

    I told you what french scientists found in sewage water, i asked if the fool did his research before saying that sea water is safe to bathe in or that ya can bathe outside of curfew hours..

    …i have not heard any scientists say that it is safe to do so…this is not your regular be virus, it appears to be able to safeguard itself…i am sure it cannot survive a swimming pool because of all the chemicals…i won’t risk the sea..because again it is not a regular virus and people are now asking if they can even create a vaccine for it..

    so unless a scientist tells me it can survive seawater, i will not go near the sea….of course am not telling anyone not to seabathe…

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  • David

    no need to respond. I was just playing with that part tied it to greenes lucus request. all good .

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  • That is like the tourism pimp telling Bajans how much tourism has done for the island, although there is nothing to show for it after over 100 years except for more and more useless hotels…. and to go and staycation without first checking to see if any infected tourists were in the same hotel rooms, which it turned out they were,..

    ……before leaders come out with what they think in their twisted heads should be instead of what really is, they should do their research….and TALK TO SCIENTISTS FIRST…they may learn something.

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  • again

    the lawyer wood be taking his advice/research from his medical advisors.

    No need to try to tear the lawyer down or any one by calling them yardfowls etc.

    the one that need to do their research or at least ask a question of the BU doc is U…before you start your braying and spouting off your sewage water.

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