Adrian Loveridge Column – Wish List for 2021

Traditionally, for years this period between Christmas and New Year the United Kingdom normally experiences the largest level of holiday bookings than at any other time annually. Not this year of course, with our tourism policymakers and planners left to contemplate, what, if anything they can do to bridge the enormous void of visitor arrivals.

It is an unprecedented situation and for those who stand on the side and criticize, proffering what they think could be done, are only frankly second guessing a clearly almost impossible and unpredictable scenario.

What I understand the current guardians of our industry are successfully doing is maintaining the highest possible destination visibility with initiatives like the Welcome Stamp, visits by travel writers, travel agents and the incredible centenarian, Captain Sir Tom Moore, all naturally under carefully managed pandemic compliant conditions.

While, it may seem very optimistic given the current circumstances, I am still going to have a wish list for 2021.

As we emerge from the pandemic, there will be opportunities and some of these may come from those airlines that have survived, downsized and retired their larger, less fuel efficient aircraft. New aircraft like the incredible Airbus A321XLR will come into service and enable long haul routes from various European cities to operate planes which carry around 200 passengers, economically on non-stop services to the Caribbean.

Routes like Dublin or Belfast to Barbados then become less of a risk and given a massive price advantage by not having APD (Advanced Passenger Duty) imposed on the fares, saving at least UK Pounds 80 per passenger in the case of Northern Ireland.

Locally, I believe that a great more could be done with developing smart partnerships between all sectors across tourism and those companies who supply them together with our seemingly reluctant banking sector. As one of the persons deeply involved in creating the first fully functional small hotel alliance, it has been hugely disappointing not to witness more co-operation in this sub-sector, by developing joint promotional initiatives and driving cost savings through collaboration.

And as the cruise industry finally resumes sailings from the Caribbean, perhaps not until the very latter part of 2021, let us look objectively at exactly where we can truly benefit from this sector and justify the investment we have already placed in it.

As always, my thoughts go out to all the dedicated tourism workers and managers that are still employed and have sacrificed their quality family time over this festive period, to give our cherished visitors that holiday of a lifetime.

 

258 comments

  • “Barbados is a failed state. Its attractions are simply its lawlessness, the incompetence and corruption of public officials and its lack of an effective criminal justice system. It will end in tears.”

    Here we go again. The UK dweller should tell the blog about crime in the UK (since this is where he proudly lives and therefore feels superior). For instance, tell us about knife crime and the direction it has been heading since 2015-16–deaths, stabbings, hospitalisations? Or how about the likelihood of Black people being stopped and searched by police is 9 times that of whites? What about senior Cabinet members making decisions to benefit friends? For example: “[a]n acquaintance and former neighbour of Matt Hancock is supplying the government with tens of millions of vials for NHS Covid-19 tests despite having had no previous experience of producing medical supplies. Alex Bourne, who used to run a pub close to Hancock’s former constituency home in Suffolk, said he initially offered his services to the UK health secretary several months ago by sending him a personal WhatsApp message.” Incompetence–Williamson, Hancock, Patel, Shapps etc, etc.? I therefore ask, is the UK a failed state too? This is 2020 nearly 2021, and persons keep forgetting that with the internet lots of information is out there. People in the diaspora can no longer mislead those at home by falsely painting a rosy picture of their life aforrin. Is Bdos perfect, hell no! Is it a failed state? Ask the people running to the island from Covid in the UK etc.

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  • David:
    Over 200 comments & climbing…wow… for a blog with a title “WISH LIST FOR 2021”, but which quickly evolved into politics, Covid, Murder rates, poor AG’s, etc…. so I am going back to the title, here is part (10) of my WISH LIST FOR 2021:
    (1) fix our roads …Hwys1 & 7
    (2) a bridge from Barbados to Culpepper Island, where the party-goers can stage their non-protocol events
    (3) a by-pass road to avoid the Wildey triangle
    (4) another bridge, from the Hilton to Pelican Village, to bypass Bridgetown
    (5) a Water Slide from Hackelton Cliff into the sea to rival the new Water Park
    (6) a ferry service from Oistin to the Carenage
    (7) create a 12th Parish — more MP’s — St. Philip just too big!
    (8) quit my 8– 4 work and earn an income without a job
    (9) build three 100metres groynes along the south coast to create new beaches for Bajans
    (10) … and finally, donate to a sperm bank!!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, BU.

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  • @ Theo
    I have no problem with your critique. I welcome them because constructive criticism should make a person better.
    However, it is important that we be honest. It makes no sense constantly criticizing the political class and then on a daily basis display the same tendencies.
    Question on another topic.
    Have you ever seen a menu at a hotel that included Shirley Biscuits ?
    Have you ever read an invitation to a formal event that said shirt jacks are acceptable?
    We are afraid of ourselves in many ways. We have mental blocks and those thrust into leadership , should at least have a little vision. There is a vacum of collective leadership that we are ashamed to admit.
    There is a reason we eatHaagen Dazs. and not Bico. There is reason we praise Shirleys and then buy English cookies.
    Are we prepared to seriously analyze these things or are we going to drown in mumbo jumbo?

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  • And what’s the reason for choosing to live overseas?🤔

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  • For me the reasons are simple
    Wife here
    Son here
    Mother here
    Sister here
    Job here
    Making some money here
    Like it here
    Good friends here

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  • Ain’t nuffin wrong with that at all.

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  • Soon coming in from the cold.

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  • @ Enuff December 30, 2020 2:14 PM

    At least those failings in the UK are brought to the public’s attention and discussed in the mass media.

    One thing you can bet on is that if any law-breaking has occurred the weight of the justice system will be felt.

    Do you think the same way about Little England?

    Can you envisage a scenario taking place in the UK where a ‘black’ man accidentally shoots and kills his son and walks ‘free’ within weeks (if not days) for the killing without a proper trial while a white woman “accidentally” kills her son in a motor vehicle accident but has to face the high court sometime in the far distant future?

    Now deal with that and tell us which banana republic state has failed or failing!

    Now go ahead in true Bajan Condition fashion and shoot your invective barbs of ad hominems at the Johnny named “MILLUH”?

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  • And some of us like it here! Seems like we are not allowed to do so. We must be delusional or mad.

    But to tell a man to shut up on he own blog takes the damn cake! Why the ass he doan tell Hal Austin to shut up with he crap?

    I am not at all sorry my mother left the bloody place Hal Austin thinks he is lucky to escape to and turned down the white man who chased her down to bring me here to Barbados.

    Insufferable fool!

    I will suffer you lot no more today!

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  • @Donna
    More contributors are here beside Hal.
    Cuhdear has been doing her own thing
    You can do your own thing..

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  • @ David
    It’s your blog. Should you find my asking you to shut up offensive, I sincerely apologise.
    Thank you.

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  • Oh crap

    This is the season of the spirits. Lol

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  • @ William

    You are seeing out the old year in style.

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  • @William

    The blogmaster is not thin skinned at all. If he was there is someone on the blog would be renamed D.Hunte.

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  • I remember lobbying a remark your way and regretting it afterwards. Sometimes we are so caught up in our own little world that we blurr or cross lines that we shouldn’t.

    I suspect the job quite a handful, but you are doing well. Don’t let the noise make you cross lines you wouldn’t under normal circumstances.

    Wishing you a great 2021.

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  • Milluh
    “Now go ahead in true Bajan Condition fashion and shoot your invective barbs of ad hominems at the Johnny named “MILLUH”?”

    Wuh looka muh crosses, you of all people who incessantly seek to tie me to Maloney’s vision in the bay and call me all manner of names now feigning virtue….piss in muh RH pocket do.
    In terms of your response, you mean like how BullyGate was discussed in the news, evidence of breaking ministerial code found and nothing done? In any event you haven’t answered the question I posed. The but at least arguments come across like offset payments.🤣🤣
    After I shut you down on your eco-travel and net zero faux argument, you’re back looking for a fight. I am not interested. I have left that “weight” class on this card, as battling below one’s class is unfair and an act of bullying. I am not PP. Wuh you know bout me?

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  • @ Hal
    I really hope the country goes forward. We can’t seem to move beyond personalities. Whether we like it or not there are Bajans who have written off Barbados. I am not one of them but there is no written law that one must love or hate his country.
    The first thing overseas representatives tell those in the Diaspora is to seek citizenship of the host country in order to derive the benefits. There are people from all over the world who speak very negatively of their country.
    On the other side there are Bajans who dream every single minute of hoping to return to our country. I have never read on BU anybody suggesting that those who live in the country are mad. If they did nobody will take them seriously.
    We need to move the needle to serious debate and discussion. I know you love Barbados and its traditions. I know you love the Ivy as much as I live Brittons Hill.
    We all love Bim. It’s Barbados we come from . If you think it’s a failed state or a banana republic that’s your view. At least you always back up your position with well reasoned argument.
    Quite frankly , I have never agreed it’s a failed state but signs of a banana republic have been emerging for over fifty years.
    At least the political class treats it like one!

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  • @ Enuff
    Well said. Now tell me what the hell that has to do with almost a hundred murders in Barbados in the last two years.
    Tell me what that has to do with your brothers and sisters working for less than $300 per week.
    Tell me what that has to do with children who look like you who don’t have tablets to get on line to be educated.
    BTW, I know that people overseas work for less than minimum wage; some children don’t have tablets and somebody gets killed in some part of the world every second.
    Just tell me how your government and party plan to solve some of our problems.

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  • WS
    They have do nuffin. #idonthavetimetowaste

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  • Yahoo News

    Business Insider
    Top WHO scientist says vaccinated travelers should still quarantine, citing lack of evidence that COVID-19 vaccines prevent transmission

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  • @ William

    I have said on numerous occasions the aggression and personal attacks are signs that people have no argument, we all grew up with it. It is a form of behaviour that replaces serious discussion, one of the reasons we are not progressing.
    I try to avoid the delusional, the hecklers, the stone throwers, the noise makers, they have nothing to contribute but profanities and what they think are personal attacks. They are irrelevant in my universe.
    What saddens me is that a number of active politicians, academics, and other professionals read BU and feel they cannot contribute to a civilised public debate for fear of such personal abuse by anonymous cyber bullies, and too that their limited knowledge may be exposed. But that is silly, we are all here to learn and if they have a contribution to make then they should make it.
    The most popular blog we have had on BU for a very long time has been about US politics and constitutional law. But to ask the same people to comment about Barbadian politics and constitutional law they run away or become dismissive.
    I think it was @Walter Blackman who made the point, and it was well put: I am not going to allow loudmouths to delegitimate decades of education and experience when they themselves just Google and still get things wrong.
    With me they have a fight. I am not here for a job (what they call a pick), any national awards, invitation to parties, no professional reputation, no food parcels, social company, nor to make myself feel better. I cannot be bought.
    One of my great regrets about CoVid is that for the first time in over 50 years I will not be doing a course during the academic year, which I regret. But life comes first. Keep safe and keep on fighting.
    By the way, and I am not going off message, I see some people in Barbados are celebrating Ron Karenga’s Kwanzaa; how history repeats itself and some still get it wrong.
    You may recall in the mid-1960s the black power movement split in two between the political activists and the culturalists, those who gave their children African-sounding names, wore dashikis and ‘celebrated’ the origin of everything in Africa.
    Then there were those of us who just wanted to push political programmes, fighting for change, demanding no compromise. The culturalists still wear their dashikis and compromise with reactionaries, while the political activists still get down in the trenches.

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  • I read an article in local newspaper in the article mention of the Graeme Hall swamp and mosquito borne diseases like Dengue Fever
    The article stated the fever was detected on the island but Health officials were able to control and stop the spread of Dengue
    So far so good i said to myself
    However what is far from being good is the effort upon which govt/s has unleashed a barrage of chemicals of variety content mixed with all kind of pollutants into that defenseless swamp
    Less we forget Mother has a way of paying back to all abusers of the earth

    ######COVID .19

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  • @ Enuff December 30, 2020 4:11 PM

    As you quite rightly observed, sometimes it’s good to ‘duck’ and let red bullshit fly over one’s head in case some falls sullies one’s white apparel.

    Now why on green Mother Earth would Greta Thunberg wage a campaign against climate change unless she was fighting for the lowering of carbon emissions which must include air travel a major contributor to global warming?

    What are you expecting from her? A banner marked: ‘Fly to Stockholm to see our new Saab-manufactured electric aeroplanes instead of flying to New York’.

    If I were you I would stay far away from any discussion on the ‘Carbon Credits’ market trading scene and stick to your [red] PR marketing day job.
    Unless you are hoping to become an instant financial analyst to be part of your jack-of-all trades skills set in order to advise Mal[m]oney how to raise that US$ 175 million from the sale of carbon credits tied up in the tropical rainforest in Bim.

    Barbados cannot even operate effectively its own Lilliputian stock exchange far less participate as the virtual floor cleaner on any totally electronic trading dashboard in the world of international high finance.

    Stay in your lane, [red] boy!

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  • Y’all uneducated, unprofessional loudmouths who depend on Google, Hal Austin will not let wunna delegitimise his decades of education and experience. Y’all know who you are. 🤣🤣🤣

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  • Hal

    I hope the New Year finds you in good Health and great spirits.

    All the best for 2021.
    Stay safe.

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  • Milluh
    Let me break it down for you–the Gretas of this world are not necessarily only keen on birdwatching in the Costa Rican jungle simply because they push for reduced carbon emissions. As for your PR marketing remark, as usual it has failed. I don’t need to say what I do for a living, it is unnecessary and I am not the bragging type to talk of salary, number of degrees or who I know/met up with etc. I can, however, discuss matters ranging from air quality to zero carbon without Google. The fact that you are talking about carbon credits and market trading tells me a lot about your knowledge on this subject. You may continue on your rants about Maloney and I will remind you that the last 2 hotel projects I had any association with is a US$1.3B, 30-storey scheme and the renovation of a historic building. Both involve the issue of net zero emissions and off-setting by the way. You may have the last word.

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  • @ Enuff December 30, 2020 7:54 PM
    “You may continue on your rants about Maloney and I will remind you that the last 2 hotel projects I had any association with is a US$1.3B, 30-storey scheme and the renovation of a historic building. Both involve the issue of net zero emissions and off-setting by the way. You may have the last word.”
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    Why don’t you stop embellishing your own self-importance to the world? You are just a mere political pimp of the red variety.

    Before attacking the likes of “Baje” and “Hal Austin” you should first look into the mirror reflecting your own brand of conceit.

    You just cannot handle the reality that it requires the intervention of Uncle Sam to impose justice in Barbados among you crooked lot.

    We do recall how unpatriotic you were when the previous administration was at the wheel steering the same of ship on to the reefs of destruction and decay.

    If you were that patriotic to the same extent you now accuse others as being unpatriotic you would give of your time in advising the current administration on how to return the gutted Empire ‘Theatre’ building to a long-promised state of cultural attractiveness.

    What about using your many talents to make recommendations (including sources of financing) for the many rundown ghetto-looking buildings in World Heritage Bridgetown to ensure its lives up to its designation sans the perennial presence of garbage?

    “The graveyards are full of people the world could not do without.” ⁓ E.G. Hubbard

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  • Who like England and think the white man superior keep wuhnuh old asses up there! I am sick of the lot of you.

    Only recently wuhnuh did paying for an MP’s porn and dog food.

    This went on for eons and only the DOGGED PERSISTENCE of a reporter finally forced a change.

    After eons and eons.

    We still have time.

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  • Milluh
    Keep it up, keep up the insults as you have no other way of responding to me and can’t prove me wrong. Your insults are harmless mister, harmless and I would only provide the proof to back up what I say when you put yuh money wey yuh mout is. Now you’re accusing me of being unpatriotic prior to 2018. Did I rave about every murder? Did I call B’dos a failed state? Did I encourage people not to visit? Did I not support a hotel in Bay Street? Did I flood the blog with misinformation? Who can’t handle the truth about Uncle Sam and imposing justice in Bim, point me to where I made such a comment. You’re clearly drowning…..as usual.

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  • Milluh
    Let me break it down for you–the Gretas of this world are not necessarily only keen on birdwatching in the Costa Rican jungle simply because they push for reduced carbon emissions. As for your PR marketing remark, as usual it has failed. I don’t need to say what I do for a living, it is unnecessary and I am not the bragging type to talk of salary, number of degrees or who I know/met up with etc.

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    @ Enuff

    I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING FROM THIS COCK SUCKING WHITE MEN ASS LICKING BLP PIMP.

    WHEN YOU LEARN TO TAKE YOUR SHITTY NOSE FROM UP PEOPLES ASSES AND LEARN TO BE INDEPENDENT THEN YOU WILL HAVE CREDIBILITY.

    POOR YOU AND THE OTHERS WHO CAN’T FACE REALITY.

    LIKE @ Hal I AM NOT PIMPING FOR A LOCAL JOB OR PIMPING FOR ANY POLITICAL PARTY.

    I AM SURE THE SAME DAVID WEEKES IF HE TRULY KNOWS ME CAN ATTEST THAT I AM NOT A BULLSHITTER BUT A DOER AND AN ACHIEVER.

    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT YOU IS THAT YOU WOULD SELLOUT ANY LOCAL BLACK BAJAN TO DEFEND AND PROTECT YOUR BLP PARTY AT ANY COST..

    NOW FUCK OFF BLP YARDFOWL

    I MAKE NO APOLOGY FOR MY CHOICE OF WORDS.

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  • @ Enuff
    ” If the last 9 years has taught us one lesson it should be that talking policy and actually implementing policy are not the same kettle of fish. “– Enuff July 22, 2017
    ” Over used catch phrases: critical mass, fit for purpose,,and other simplistic mouthings never created a job or put food on a table”
    William Skinner December 30, 2020.

    Ok Sir, read the two statements and then tell me if I am saying anything different from what you said about three or so years ago. You see my dear fellow, when you say it; its patriotic when somebody else says it , they are unpatriotic.
    Are you fit for purpose ?

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  • 3-Degree aka fake Observing
    Seems like I bruised your ego.🤣🤣🤣🤣 Go pray Mitch brings the $2,000 stim cheque bill to the Senate floor so you can come on BU and tell Bajans you earned and extra $4000 Bds.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/09/government-cancels-brexit-ferry-contract-with-no-ship-firm #competenceandhonesty

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  • WS
    “If the last 9 years has taught us one lesson it should be that talking policy and actually implementing policy are not the same kettle of fish.”

    What policies/programmes have the current government talked about or promised that have been implemented? What have they not implemented? You must know what was promised, implemented or not implemented. If not you can’t sit at the table and I suspect you don’t read or listen enough.

    It is clear that I have all ah wunna scrambling to prove me wrong, so much so wunna trawling BU archives looking for a gotcha moment. Defeating Enuff like it is the top prize and it boggles the mind as to why y’all so determined.🤣🤣

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  • WS and who said or insinuated you are unpatriotic, certainly not me. I don’t even call Hal Austin such.

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  • It is clear that I have all ah wunna scrambling to prove me wrong, so much so wunna trawling BU archives looking for a gotcha moment. Defeating Enuff like it is the top prize and it boggles the mind as to why y’all so determined.

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    YOU ARE WAY TOO STUPID FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.

    YOU DO A GOOD JOB OF SHOWING YOUR RED DECEITFUL ASS DAILY ON BU.

    I WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT ANY :FREE MONEY’ SENT MY WAY BY THE US GOVERNMENT AS A CITIZEN.

    WHAT IS MIA MOTTLEY AND YOUR BLP PARTY DOING FOR THE MAJORITY POOR BLACK MASSES BESIDES RECORD MURDERS, INCREASED POVERTY AND MAYHEM.

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  • YOU SHOULD ALSO TELL BU ABOUT THE US$12 BILLION SPECIFICALLY SET ASIDE FOR MINORITY (BLACK OWNED) BUSINESSES IN THIS RECENTLY PASSED SECOND STIMULUS BILL OF US$900 BILLION UNDER PPP FORGIVABLE LOANS WHICH MY COMPANY WILL BENEFIT FROM A SECOND TIME.

    AGAIN WHAT IS YOUR BLP PARTY DOING FOR THE LOCAL BLACK MASSES WHICH IS SIGNIFICANT EXCEPT FOR CATCHING HELL AND BURYING THE 2 x 3 ISLAND FURTHER IN THE HANDS OF THE WHITE MAN IMF IN DROWNING DEBT..

    MAYBE WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR HEAD FROM UP PEOPLES ASSES LONG ENOUGH YOU WILL LEARN TO START SMELLING BOTH RED AND WHITE ROSES AGAIN.

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  • I wonder why a successful and profitable company a few months ago would be two government injections

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  • Be = need

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  • Tragedy in Barbados after sudden death of JP McManus’s daughter-in-law Emma

    Evoke Staff 3 hrs ago Jeopardy star Ken Jennings apologises for ‘insensitive’ tweets Australian wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott ends 2020 as world No 1 a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera

    Racing magnate JP McManus is comforting his eldest son John after the sudden death of his wife, who was aged just 40.

    Emma McManus (nee Ledbetter) died yesterday morning in Barbados after suddenly becoming ill and being rushed to a medical centre.

    Back in Limerick, family friend Declan Moylan said last night: ‘I’ve just heard it two minutes ago from my daughter, terrible news, unbelievable.

    ‘They’re pretty shaken up by it, it’s unbelievable.

    ‘Oh my God, terrible. I don’t know how John is, I just got a quick phone call.’

    The Royal Barbados Police are investigating the sudden death but detectives have ruled out foul play.

    https://www.msn.com/en-ie/entertainment/celebrity/tragedy-in-barbados-after-sudden-death-of-jp-mcmanuss-daughter-in-law-emma/ar-BB1cn2El?ocid=se

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  • @ Carson

    Thanks, mate. And to you and yours.Stay safe.

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  • Why do people on this blog dismiss Mariposa but take Enuff seriously?

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  • @ Dullard

    Thank you. One Googles and does not understand, the other is intelligent.

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  • I wonder why a successful and profitable company a few months ago would be two government injections

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    YOU OBVIOUSLY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE FORGIVABLE PPP LOANS.

    IN THE FIRST TRANCHE MANY SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES BENEFITED AND WHO ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR 2ND PPP STIMULUS.

    Many Public Companies That Got PPP Loans Had Lots In The Bank

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2020/04/24/public-companies-ppp-loans-money/?sh=10bcc84d40d2

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  • Death in the Irish family. Condolences. I hope we have a good local pathologist.

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  • The Department of the Treasury just issued guidance that said borrowers had to certify themselves as unable to obtain credit elsewhere. It was “unlikely that a public company with substantial market value and access to capital markets will be able to make the required certification in good faith, and such a company should be prepared to demonstrate to SBA, upon request, the basis for its certification,” the document noted

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    It wasn’t me who all year was boasting how successful my business was doing through COVID time.

    I know USA don’t play with the people money like those on the 2×3 island

    Someone is lying or posting shite that they didn’t read/ understand

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  • Wahloss Hal Austin has accused me of Googling and not understanding.

    I ask BU to read the below link and tell me what it says:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4183807.stm

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  • Baje aka 3-degree aka Faux Observing
    If you read more you would not post so much pissery, including asking about small business loans. Use Google!

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  • Baje aka 3-degree aka Faux Observing
    If you read more you would not post so much pissery, including asking about small business loans. Use Google!

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    TRUST YOU TO KNOW A LOT ABOUT PISSERY THIS IS WHAT WHITE MEN OVERSEAS LIKE TO DO TO IDIOTS/PROSTITUTES LIKE YOU IN THEIR GROUP “MARKETING MEETINGS THAT YOU CHAIR AS CENTER OF ATTENTION”.

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  • Oh dear, I have once again found a home under your diaphanous skin.🤣🤣🤣

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  • Baje

    Stop cursing enuff. Are you jealous she suck some white duck at a business meeting while you had to suck them in ur boot camp???

    Tell me why a successful business is feeding off the public trough during hard time for others

    What the difference in what you said you are doing and what you say the politicians in the 2×3 is doing?

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  • Baje

    Stop cursing enuff. Are you jealous she suck some white duck at a business meeting while you had to suck them in ur boot camp???

    Tell me why a successful business is feeding off the public trough during hard time for others

    What the difference in what you said you are doing and what you say the politicians in the 2×3 is doing?

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    REALLY BLP GEORGIA YARDFOWL COMING TO SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW IDIOT.

    LIKE MOST COMPANIES IN THE USA MY BUSINESS HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF FORGIVABLE PPP LOANS INITIALLY PUT IN PLACE BY THE US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR BUSINESSES WITH LESS THAN 500 EMPLOYEES AND LATER EXPANDED TO INCLUDE LARGE CORPORATIONS.

    WHAT YOU SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON IS WHY YOUR BLP GOVERNMENT 2020 HAS ABANDONED THE BLACK BAJAN MASSES AND LOCAL BLACK BUSINESSES WHO ARE CATCHING HELL 9 MONTHS IN THE PANDEMIC INSTEAD OF FINING THEM AND LOCKING THEM UP.

    THANK GOD I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO USE RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE AND DON’T LIVE ON THE 2 x 3 ISLAND WHO ONLY KNOWS HOW TO BEG, BORROW AND STEAL BUT NOT TO UPLIFT IT OWN BLACK MASSES.

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  • Our great government did a lot of things right in 2020. High praise for the art of government during the COVID19 crisis!

    However, here is my wish list for 2021:

    Transformation of royalty to a republic with Mia Mottley as president for life.
    Hero Monument for our Supreme Leader as well as for Lord Marshal Dale and General Bostic on the Heroes’ Square
    Postponement of the elections to 2030, because the result is already determined anyway
    Reduction of the state apparatus to 15,000 civil servants
    Discontinuation of unemployment benefits for COVID19 so that the population gets used to work again
    Adjustment of the wages of civil servants and employees to the sharply reduced economic power
    Reduction of civil servants’ pensions
    Reduction of income tax
    Abolition of business regulations and land tax
    Adjustment of the BBD to the USD (“improved peg”)

    Happy new year 2021!

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  • Why a successful business the doing x times better since COVID would have to take advantage of the government funds that were made available for companies that are struggling

    U ain’t no different from the politicians
    Just that them elected

    You is a blasted liar and now you taking advantage of the public purse ( or so you say) for person use when it should be there for those who really need it

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  • https://www.investopedia.com/your-guide-to-the-paycheck-protection-program-ppp-and-how-to-apply-4802195

    AGAIN I ASK – why would a company that (as reported) was doing so well during the covid period would want /apply for/ g get a PPP loan.

    Some jackass with 3 degrees got to be a liar/fraud.

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  • PPP Eligibility
    In addition to meeting the size requirement (500 or fewer employees for most companies), you must show that your business has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus. You will do this, in part, by certifying on your PPP application that current economic uncertainty makes the loan request necessary.2

    

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  • STAYCATION BOOST
    Hotels benefit as Bajans make up visitor shortfall
    By Gercine Carter gercinecarter@
    nationnews.com
    With occupancy levels severely depleted at the peak of the winter tourist season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Barbadians appear to be filling the void with staycations.
    Some hotels are reporting that Barbadians have followed the Prime Minister’s suggestion to holiday at home and have been taking advantage of the special rates being offered to them, with many people opting for weekend stays.
    General manager of Radisson Aquatica, Gerry Lewis, told the Saturday Sun the resort at Aquatic Gap, Bay Street, St Michael, was heavily booked by Barbadians who opted to spend the New Year’s weekend at the hotel and take advantage of the festivities there.
    Lewis said the Barbadians making reservations had served to augment visitor numbers reduced due to the travel restrictions, flight limitations and the uncertainty in Barbados’ traditional tourism source markets. As a result, he said, it was difficult to forecast hotel occupancies for the rest of the 2020/2021 winter season.
    Still, he noted the hotel was likely to benefit from “significant late business” since potential guests were now making last-minute reservations as short as one week or a day before they planned to travel.
    Sunil Chatrani said his hotels – Yellow Bird and South Gap – in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, were enjoying “pretty good” occupancies of “about 80 per cent”. The two hotels, with a total number of about 50 rooms, are situated in the heart of the busiest tourism thoroughfare on the South Coast and are largely occupied by Barbadians.
    Chatrani said many of those guests would have been taking advantage of Old Year’s Night festivities by “staying in The Gap and partying”. But with Thursday’s midnight curfew imposed by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, people had to rethink the partying, he said.
    Barbadian staycationers also outnumber tourists at Sugar Bay Hotel, in Hastings, Christ Church. General manager Morgan Seale reported “less than half of last year’s occupancy” at this time. The hotel scaled down plans for Old Year’s Night because of the midnight curfew. Seale also said Sugar Bay had not attracted more visitors despite reduced hotel rates.
    The 138-room hotel is sister to the 100-room Bougainvillea Beach Resort on Maxwell Coast Road, in the same parish, which Seale said was also not enjoying “very good occupancy”.
    The Crane Resort in St Philip, one of the larger hotels, has occupancy that owner Paul Doyle described as “not bad”, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism worldwide.

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