Tag Archives: Grantley Adams International Airport

The Legacy Curse of Slavery

By now, it should be evident to everyone, that the long-line, long-wait, high-tax method of managing Barbados has not changed.   There is one notable exception. As a semi-frequent traveller, I would rate my recent GAIA arrival experiences as the best of all countries to which I have ever travelled.  On my most recent flight, I was out of the

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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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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Suspension, Extinction or What?

“People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all that they get…” Frederick Douglass The Barbadian industrial relations culture is relatively unsophisticated. Here, there is no formalized process of the recognition of a workers’ organization as the certified agent of a bargaining unit, an issue that that has arisen on at

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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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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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