Prime Minister Mottley and Team Have Covid 19 Conversation with Barbadians

Although not out of the woods Barbadians were told based on the week over week numbers “we are in a better place”, however, we need to keep our guard up. We can do this people!

Briefing by Prime Minister Mottley and Team

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  • Cudear There is enough elderly dropped off at the QEH to fill a ward the boss said at the sandiford center in 2016 checked the nation newspaper. I know everyone does not have the where were all or time to do what I did , I just found it odd…. just like you call your small bananas figs or what I think are limes you call them lemons. not casting any aspersions.

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  • @ Mariposa
    @Carson Cadogan

    Where are you?

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  • Mariposa and CCC trying to do damage control to their sinking party.Heard on the news that Mr Simon Alleyne their 2nd vice president has quit the party to join the Bees.He stated he believes he can make a better contribution to bajans that way.I wondered what a bright young man like him would be doing in a party lead by a political loser.Instead of playing petty politics around 5his serious covid issue the politicsl nightwatchman and her followers like Mariposa, CCC , Austin and Baje could look to offer sensible solutioms to stop the departures or else come 2023 she would look back and see no one behind her except Mariposa and CCC. As Bush Tea would say oh ma shirt.

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  • Lorenzo Mariposa was ban on Bu
    Read it on another social.media platform

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  • Alyuh made the international press, gotta break up the article its so long….this is doing even more harm, visitors who care about their lives will not want to come into an island where the government cannot control the tourists, no one will want to risk their lives…

    “Sheila Fox
    Wed, January 13, 2021, 5:02 AM AST·4 min read
    'A British couple were recently fined £2,200 each for breaking quarantine: recently arrived, they had invited a Jamaican woman into their hotel room for sex'
    ‘A British couple were recently fined £2,200 each for breaking quarantine: recently arrived, they had invited a Jamaican woman into their hotel room for sex’
    British holidaymakers may be grounded temporarily in lockdown, but in Barbados, the behaviour of some of them over the Christmas holidays has left a lasting impression indeed.

    Love Island’s Zara Holland received a fine of Bds$12,000 (£4,300) when she appeared in court in Barbados last week. She was charged with breaching the Covid laws and was arrested, with her boyfriend Elliott Love, at Barbados International airport. Mr Love had tested positive for Covid-19 and the couple were apparently attempting to flee the country, rather than be placed in an isolation facility.

    Meanwhile, as cases on the island continue to rise, a reported 33 cases have been linked to the airport from which the couple tried to leave. Many airport employees have had to quarantine, and some were instructed to spend the festive season alone. This angered many people here on the island – and Holland’s claims that the incident was simply “a massive mix up” only added fuel to the fire.

    This was not a one-off. There have been other highly publicised breaches, by tourists, of the island’s strict quarantine protocols. Last Thursday, the same court fined another British couple Bds$6,000 (£2,200) each for breaking restrictions. Recently arrived, they had invited a Jamaican woman into their room in an up-market hotel for sex.

    Barbados requires all visitors to the island to be kept in quarantine until they have had the all-clear on a second Covid test – taken five days after the first negative test result (which must be obtained before travelling). This requirement, up until very recently, had kept the island largely Covid-free during the pandemic.

    But there has often seemed to be a vast disparity in the attitude to Covid protocols between tourists and islanders. There are reports of holidaymakers cutting off their quarantine-identifying wristbands in order to abscond (as Zara Holland and her boyfriend allegedly did) – going on public transport, or to a party, before being found to be Covid positive. By UK standards, that may not seem like a big deal – but on a very small island which has made a very great effort to keep its people safe, it is considered to be completely unacceptable.”

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  • Then there are the nuisance locals who come up with elaborate plans to get away from quarantine…….🤣

    “There is no doubt that the vast majority of visitors have been respectful, responsible and aware that they were in a different country and culture. But it only takes a few high-profile cases to wreck the island’s inherent good-will towards them.

    As one Bajan angrily put it on social media, “Stop letting these tourists come into the country and do as they feel like, with no respect for its ppl or the country. They destroy their country, so that’s on them but leave the disrespectful attitudes and behaviour with the sense of entitlement with them in their country once they step foot on the island.”

    Now Barbados is again under a nightly curfew – with warnings of further restrictions to come – and experiencing a surge in cases.

    However, not all Bajans are above reproach. Some, too, have attempted to break quarantine rules – sometimes in a rather farcical way. Take Tarique Thornhill, who jumped, Tom Cruise-style, from a second floor balcony to escape an imaginary intruder. It was an extreme fear for his life, apparently, that spurred him to leap – and then he “fled for safety” in a taxi to an upmarket restaurant on the coast, where he was captured. He was fined Bds$6,000 (£2,200).

    Social media shared the magistrate’s scepticism about Thornhill’s ‘escape’ from nobody in particular. “He could of said that he was a secret agent, that explanation would have been better and may have gotten him off too,” one islander commented.”

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  • Let loose all ya diseased riffraff into other people’s countries and when infection surges, then drop them from the travel list…

    “Not quite so amusing was the case of Dean George Scott, a Jamaican, who left his quarantine facility to buy a lemonade and was promptly arrested. He couldn’t pay the fine so received a six-month prison sentence. “This will be a lesson for all the others,” the magistrate said.

    With many countries now back in lockdown, there will be fewer tourists coming to Barbados in the near future – and there is speculation that it will soon be dropped again from England’s travel corridor list. This will undoubtedly hurt the economy and people’s livelihoods. However, the health of the nation remains the main focus on the island – and the irresponsible actions of some visitors will not easily be forgotten.

    All the more reason, when tourists eventually return, that they make their footprint light and respectful. As they say around here, “God don’t like ugly”.

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  • Instead of playing petty politics around 5his serious covid issue the politicsl nightwatchman and her followers like Mariposa, CCC , Austin and Baje could look to offer sensible solutioms to stop the departures or else come 2023 she would look back and see no one behind her except Mariposa and CCC. As Bush Tea would say oh ma shirt.

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    @ Lorenzo aka Butthead

    STILL TRYING LIKE A LITTLE CHILD TO LUMP EVERYONE WHO EXPOSES YOUR BLP GOVERNMENT.

    SAME WAY I BELIEVE THE DLP WAS INEPT I CAN CLEARLY SEE THE BLP DOMINATED BY WHITE SHADOWS IS NOT ANY BETTER.

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  • @ac, Marpussi and Angela Cox

    You are a LIAR.

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  • David BU
    You are repeating yourself and behaving and sounding like Donald Trump
    Get a gripe
    You are the liar

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  • The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy is urging Barbadians to exercise caution at the beach after sharks were spotted in neighbouring Caribbean islands.

    In a release, the Ministry said: “While there have been no reports of sharks in Barbadian waters, all sea bathers, watercraft operators, fishermen and all others using the sea have been asked to exercise great caution when doing so.”

    Sea bathers should also avoid swimming alone or in “deep waters”.

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  • Baje and mariposa seems to be very closely related

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  • Baje and mariposa seems to be very closely related

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    SAME AS HOW YOU ARE CLOSELY RELATED TO BLP

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  • Bring in diseased tourists by the plane loads and when the plague is good and spreading, clip flights from the island, although the airline is having difficulties, want to know what will happen when people refuse the vaccine and also refuse to fly, all the airlines will sink immediately and never recover..

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/01/14/westjet-clips-barbados-from-schedule/

    “Just over a month after resuming flights to the island, an airline partner from one of Barbados’ main source markets has announced that it will stop flying to Bridgetown at the end of this month.

    The Canadian-based Westjet airline says its last flight to Barbados for the season will be on Sunday, January 31.

    This comes on the heels of the airline announcing layoffs and cuts to its services. Recently, WestJet indicated that it will be removing about 30 per cent of its capacity for February and March and reducing domestic frequencies by some 160 departures.

    In the case of Barbados, the Calgary-based airline said although it was ending service to Bridgetown this month, it will only be for about four-and-a-half months.”

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  • People need to know what’s going on around them, the article is way to long but at least ya know that ya don’t know. Focus less on each other’s business and maybe ya will survive all of this.

    “Private jet arrives in Barbados 12 hours after sonic boom

    a airplane that is parked on the side of the road: MailOnline logo© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo
    A private jet has arrived in Barbados 12 hours after a sonic boom was heard by millions of people in England when two RAF fighters were scrambled to intercept it.

    Witnesses described a noise like a bomb or doors slamming as the Typhoons raced to the plane, which took off in Germany before losing contact with air traffic control.

    People in London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Kent said houses shook and windows rattled, with one saying a window smashed from the shock wave.

    Two RAF Typhoon Quick Reaction Alert jets were scrambled from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and broke the sound barrier at around 700mph over Peterborough.

    The Bombardier Global Express was escorted to Stansted Airport shortly after 1pm yesterday – then took off again at 3pm and landed at Birmingham half an hour later.

    It then left Birmingham at 4.36pm for an eight-hour flight to Bridgetown Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados where it landed at 8.58pm local time, or 0.58am UK time.

    The jet is owned by FAI Aviation Rent-A-Jet, a Nuremberg-based division of a German charter airline, which has the country’s largest Bombardier fleet among its 28 jets.

    The interior of the plane was refurbished in a multi-million-pound project which took 10,000 man hours, involved top designer Tim Callies and was completed last June.

    The group’s founder and chairman is entrepreneur Siegfried Axtmann and his firm is also known for providing business jets for McLaren drivers and management.”

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  • @Angela Cox,

    Free speech is very important if not you get some self-obsessed bully telling you what you can or cannot say. One day it is Twitter, next it may be BU. The principle of free speech is very important.
    There is one demented person who continues to manufacture stories about me, even outright lies, but s/he has never been warned. Different strokes for different folks.

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  • Hal…shut ya lying ass, i still have all the evidence, keep pushing me and yall see just how creative i can get…stand up like a man and ADMIT WHAT YA DID..ya are a fraud, there are bigger frauds than you…ya are a small fraud…..

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  • A small fraud of no consequence, ya not even worth the energy.

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  • What you need to do is stop giving your ya email address on BU…..claiming ya can do this and that and name dropping all over the place and can’t do shit because ya intellectually incapable, no one hacked your email…you gave it out and then could not live up to all ya big talk….i gave out my email too and NO ONE HACKED IT…..only certain people get hacked and ya not in that ranking and will never be, ya too coward…..so you continue to lie, but ya are a small fry…just shut up and everyone will forget ya exist and i won’t have to keep the evidence on standby.

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  • Baje

    According to you it would have to be you that related to the BLP

    I don’t lie. I give my HONEST opinion like MOST in here

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  • Another two dozen cases of the coronavirus have been reported on Thursday with about half stemming from an outbreak at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds, the Minister of Health has reported.
    In all, there are 29 new positive cases out of 1,429 tests that were processed for COVID-19, with 12 of those cases originating out of HMP Dodds.
    The figures were revealed by Minister of Health Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, during Thursday’s COVID-19 update from Ilaro Court.
    Outside of the 12 Dodds cases which include one female staff member, four males, and seven male inmates, 28 patients were released from isolation on Thursday, he said.
    The health minister said: “Out of the remaining 12 cases from this number of 29, there are eight Barbadians and four non-nationals. We also have another 49 results that are pending today, and this is a daily occurrence. You will find some of the positives from the following day would have resulted from some of the cases that would have been pending.”
    Currently, HMP Dodds has 309 confirmed cases, with 70 members of staff out of that number being among them. The Psychiatric Hospital has no new confirmed cases as of Thursday, Lt. Col. Bostic said but added that his ministry is still conducting contact tracing in order to find all the affected people who would have originated from various clusters around the island.
    The contact tracing has so found the following numbers associated with clusters: four on the South Coast, 17 from the bus crawl, seven from a catamaran Cruise; West coast,100; four at a Northern church; 35 at a West Coast bar; 34 from another West Coast bar; a Paradise Beach lime, 20; a West Coast restaurant #1, 17; West Coast restaurant #2, 5; and a West Coast hotel, 5.
    The Government’s infection prevention expert, Dr Corey Forde, who runs the coronavirus hospital at Harrison’s Point, disclosed that only three patients remained on oxygen support but revealed the battle was on for the recovery of two patients, among them a Barbadian man.
    Dr Forde said: “Last time I spoke to you we had way more than that, so we have had some improvement. We have had some discharges, but one still remains, the Barbadian male of interest I spoke about before, he remains in a moderate to severe state of the disease.
    “Additionally, to that, we added one more interesting case; a Trinidadian national who has kidney disease, she has had a transplantation of a kidney early last year and was presented to us with COVID. So we are watching her carefully.”
    Dr Forde also said that 73 inmates at HMP Dodds are likely to be released from isolation there on Friday….(Quote)

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  • Dear Yardfowls, soon to be jailbirds..

    “One side effect of following stupidass politicians, another fallout…yardfowls = jailbirds..

    i watched one make an ass of herself publicly for at least 2 years, now she’s disappeared off her soapbox, probably trying to save a career she didn’t need a politician to help her keep, but now need to fight to keep that career since all this shit she bathed herself in……if she loses her present position, she’s screwed. stop following politicians, they are toxic poison, they will COST YOU DEARLY…i won’t hire anyone who supported those who did this. Supporters of politicians have no credibility.

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    One PR recruiter has been unable to place candidates, and Trump staffers are viewed as lacking credibility.
    Those who stood up to President Donald Trump might find an easier route than those who stood by him, though.”

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  • UK CoVid variant is more deadly than the original. Is Barbados now going to close the border to flights from the UK? Or are they prepared to put livelihoods before lives?

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  • Read ePaper
    Home / Local News / New UK variant ‘may be more deadly’ – PM Boris Johnson

    New UK variant ‘may be more deadly’ – PM Boris Johnson – by Sandy Deane January 22, 2021
    SOURCE: BBC

    Early evidence suggests the variant of coronavirus that emerged in the UK may be more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

    The data has been assessed by scientists on the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group, which has briefed government.

    However, all the evidence remains at a preliminary stage.

    Studies have already shown it can spread more easily than other version of the virus.

    The new variant was first detected in Kent in September. It has since become the dominant version of the virus in England and Northern Ireland and has spread to more than 50 other countries.

    Mr Johnson said: “In addition to spreading more quickly it also now appears that there is some evidence that the new variant, the variant that was first identified in London and the south east, may be associated with a higher degree of mortality.

    “It’s largely the impact of this new variant that means the NHS is under such intense pressure.”

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  • The warning signs are all over

    Read ePaper
    Home / Top Featured Article / REGIONAL – COVID-19 variant suspected in Martinique

    REGIONAL – COVID-19 variant suspected in Martinique – by Barbados Today January 22, 2021
    SOURCE: St Lucia Times – Martinique health officials suspect that a resident may have contracted a variant of the COVID-19 virus.

    As a result they are investigating the case, local reports say.

    Martinique 1 Ere quotes a press release from the Regional Health Agency on Thursday as saying that the man travelled during the holiday season.

    According to the press release, when he returned he had symptoms which suggested he had COVID-19.

    When health officials administered the RT-PCR test, it was positive.

    “The test showed a mutation of the S protein of the virus,” the Health Agency press release disclosed.

    It said sequencing is underway at the National Reference Centre for Viruses and Respiratory Infections in Lyon, France, for confirmation.

    Martinique health officials are conducting contact tracing and have so far isolated eight

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