In many ways it feels like a reoccurring dream of perhaps better described as a nightmare – taking me back almost 20 years – to when I can graphically recall sitting in the palatial meeting room of our esteemed Sandy Lane Hotel. Surrounded by Ministers of Government, hotel managers, heads of regional organisations and various other ‘big-ups’ in tourism, whoRead more
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Afra Raymond unpacks the Sandals matter in his recent blogpost , Property Matters – Sandals Shuffle, AGAIN – David, Afra Raymond “…we are running a Country, not a Company…” —Mia Mottley QC MP, Barbados PM – from her inaugural budget Wednesday, 20 March 2019 This title occurred to me due to the quiet backsliding of the main supporters of the TobagoRead more
The decision by the Sandals group to sell one of the hotels they either own or operate in Antigua to competitor Elite Island Resorts raises a number of questions. Like the announced Beaches brand that were ‘planned’ for Antigua and Barbados, both have been delayed and at least in the public domain no definite start date has yet been indicated.Read more
It has been brought to the attention of BU that Sandals Barbados has been training prospective employees for 10 weeks, 8 hours per day, 5 days a week WITHOUT paying them a stipend to pay bus fare or buy a sweet drink. BU understand they do get a free lunch! To rub salt in the wound there is no guaranteeRead more
First let me declare my absolute and total support for those advocating the use and consumption of more locally produced items especially by our tourism industry. When the head of the Barbados Agricultural Society recently boasted that Sandals Barbados promised to purchase 1,000 pounds of local produce each week, no-one thought to question him as to what this actually means.Read more
Sir David Seale recently accused Sandals Barbados of preferring Jamaican Appleton Rum at the expense of the local product. The hotel management responded by labelling Sir David’s accusation ridiculous and mischievous. BU understands Sandals Barbados stocks a Mount Gay product for display purposes and that ALL rum used for mixing is Appelton rum.
See a copy of a letter Sir David has addressed to the Nation newspaper to defend his good name.Read more
Submitted by Due Diligence
The Globe and Mail, “Canada’s National Newspaper”, is the largest newspaper with national circulation. It publishes a travel section, Globe Travel, every Saturday, and one other day each week. It also includes travel coverage and ads in its Globe Life sections on other days.
I attached a photo of the front page of yesterday’s [8 February 2015] Globe Travel section, with the banner FIND YOUR ISLAND, highlighting stories about properties in Antigua, Cayman Islands, Grenada, BVI, Roatan (Honduras), and Puerto Rico. The digital version of Globe travel, which does not include the front page can be found here. When you go to the website, click on – More Destinations on the lower left corner to see all the following stories in the print edition.Read more