Tag Archives: GAIA

Adrian Loveridge Column – Welcome to Barbados Mr and Mrs Tourist

Returning recently to Barbados on a British Airways flight, landing early from a near freezing Gatwick Airport, it was a real treat to clear entry formalities using the automated passport kiosks in seconds. Then being finally processed by a warm welcoming female Immigration officer. With only cabin baggage, passing through the red channel was just as trouble free, with time

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Grantley Adams International Airport ‘Close’ to Getting it Right

Returning on a completely full British Airways flight from Gatwick last Monday it was a joy to find the Automated Passport Kiosks finally fully functional and I was able to clear Immigration within a couple of minutes. Several staff – which we are left to assume – are placed there by one of the Barbados Tourism entities, were very visible

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A Musing Issues of the Day

Submitted by Brian Frederick Remembrance Day Remembrance Day is to remember those fallen or injured as a result of War.   It is held on the day Armistice was signed the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 o’clock. Yet  no Calendar in Barbados shows this day although the Parade is held on the following Sunday.  Very few poppies were

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RUNWAY SETS LOCALS FREE

The following was submitted to BU’s Dropbox As we approach the precipice of celebrating this island’s 50th anniversary of Independence from our colonial masters, the burning question is ‘what have we really gained and at what cost?” This question is posed against the backdrop of recent developments at an enterprise located at this island’s lone airport in which the Government

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#1 Sector Managed Under Veil of Secrecy

In the editorial column of another publication recently, the writer seized on what I thought was a very pertinent question. ‘How much of the enormous government taxes tacked onto flight tickets actually go toward the maintenance of our airports?’. In the case of our own airport, Grantley Adams International (GAIA), the taxpayer may never know the answer, because even though

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Barbados Jurisdiction Category II Rating Explained

Posted as a comment on another blog . “Category 1 airport status in corrupt Antigua; Category 2 status in number one developing state Barbados.” – Kiffin . … the OECS created the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA), funded it properly, and gave it some teeth and experienced people. The DCA here Barbados is still merely a gubmint Department over

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