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Forum: Barbados
Jan 2nd 2022, 1:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Retiring to Barbados

Good morning,

We were in your position 4 years ago - without the State pension!! So just a couple of workplace pensions. Also with funds in the bank from the sale of our UK property.

We...
Forum: Barbados
Dec 8th 2021, 11:40 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,382
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Moving to Barbados early 2023

Hi Andy,

Yes, that's exactly what I meant. First 6 months for free!

Ask away.

Julie
Forum: Barbados
Dec 7th 2021, 5:54 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,382
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Moving to Barbados early 2023

Hi Andy and Gail

We moved here in 2017 - both under 60 and drawing pensions.
We too had our property already as we bought it in 2015.
We started the SEP application as soon as we got here. Not...
Forum: Barbados
Nov 17th 2020, 5:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,127
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Treatment of dogs in Barbados

Hi Cynthia,

I am an English dog-lover and live here with my little Heinz mongrel. He was a "rescue" in that he was tied to a tree in next door's garden but I could not watch that so I adopted...
Forum: Barbados
Nov 9th 2020, 7:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,349
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Barbados Special Entry Permit

Smudge, you will need a local driving permit whilst you are still using your UK licence to drive here. Once you have your ID card you can go to the Licensing office at Pinehill and apply for your...
Forum: Barbados
Aug 8th 2020, 1:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,349
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Barbados Special Entry Permit

Hi Smudge51,

We applied for ours in 2018, the 5 year one as we were both still under 60 at the time. We did it all ourselves, it was not arduous or difficult. Just download the application form...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 5th 2019, 9:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: barbados health care questions

Hi, we re-located 2 years ago, our circumstances seem similar to yours. Our Dr charges $60 per visit, although I think this is the cheaper end of the spectrum. We live in St Philip. Pharmacy...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 24th 2019, 6:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,314
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Shipping items out to Barbados?

Hi Steve, we did this 2 years ago from the UK. We used Britannia, they packed us up from home, stored for a few weeks and then filled a container and shipped it out here and arranged the agent we...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 29th 2019, 11:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Barbados Driving Licence

Thank you all for your advice:thumbup:
Forum: Barbados
Jan 26th 2019, 11:52 am
Replies: 78
Views: 12,913
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Building new home.

We used Rosemary Inniss from Caribbean Island Properties (CIPCaribbean) to find our dream home. Honest, down to earth and importantly she listened to what we wanted (ie our wish list) and did not try...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 22nd 2019, 1:34 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Barbados Driving Licence

Second question today!
We are driving on our UK licenses with our 12 month driving permit. Are we required to apply for a Barbadian driving licence for long term use?
Thank you
Julie
Forum: Barbados
Jan 22nd 2019, 1:32 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Barbados ID card

Good morning,
I have read on a previous thread that someone who has a Special Entry Permit also has a Barbadian ID card. We too, have a 5 year SEP (as we are still under 60). How do we go about...
Forum: Barbados
Dec 28th 2018, 3:24 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Healthcare in Barbados

Good morning,
We are both 50 somethings who are fortunate to be able to live here permanently now. We are both Brits so have no rights here regarding medical services. Part of the criteria to obtain...
Forum: Barbados
May 8th 2018, 2:54 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Solar Heating for pool

Has anyone installed solar heating for an "in ground" pool? We are having one built and solar heating seems sensible but we cannot find much demand or information on the island. Will we have to...
Forum: Barbados
Nov 29th 2017, 6:20 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: hairdresser recommendations

Hi S.K.
Thanks for the info. I actually took Sunni's advice - and wasn't disappointed!! We're bumbling along and seem to have found most services we need by trial and error. Luckily we do have...
Forum: Barbados
Oct 18th 2017, 1:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: hairdresser recommendations

Thanks Sunni for your reply
Forum: Barbados
Oct 16th 2017, 12:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By julesdoopydoo

hairdresser recommendations

Hi,
I'm looking for a recommended hairdresser for European hair - very short and straight so the cut is everything. All the threads I have found are quite old.
Thanks:fingerscrossed:
Forum: Barbados
Oct 2nd 2017, 1:03 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Yoga or Pilates groups

Hi, we've just moved here and want to take up yoga preferably, or maybe Pilates. Not really interested in going to a posh hotel which caters for mainly holidaymakers, would rather join a local...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 24th 2016, 12:51 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By julesdoopydoo

horses on the beach

hi guys,
In preparation for our next visit in September we have been watching the IWCP live cams of our favourite beaches. We have noticed horses on Pebbles beach early some mornings, particularly...
Forum: Barbados
Apr 16th 2016, 10:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Thanks For Caring Enough To Contribute

Hear, hear!
I have asked many daft questions (sewing machine being the latest!). I hope to be able to answer some one day if we get to live out our dream...
This is the one place I've found where...
Forum: Barbados
Apr 13th 2016, 9:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By julesdoopydoo

sewing machine and tile purchase

Hi all,
I need to buy a sewing machine on my next trip. I have seen a couple in Courts and one Singer (once) in Pricesmart. Are there any dedicated sewing/craft shops on the island, as I would...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 27th 2016, 11:04 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Land Tax 2016

Thanks for your guidance Sunni, that's exactly where I can pay it in Oistins. Unfortunately because the bills have not yet been prepared I cannot pay in advance. However the lady assured me I won't...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 3rd 2016, 6:38 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Re: Land Tax 2016

Thanks Sunni - we are in St Philip
Forum: Barbados
Feb 2nd 2016, 8:34 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By julesdoopydoo

Land Tax 2016

We will be on the island next week for two weeks and I want to pay the Land Tax due on our house for the financial year 2016-2017. I believe it runs from 1 April to 31 March.
Could someone advise...
Forum: Barbados
Nov 6th 2015, 7:08 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By julesdoopydoo

car hire for 77 year old

Hi,I want to hire a car for my dad to drive in February. Most hire companies have an upper age limit of 75. He is fit and well with a clean UK licence. Anyone know of a company that has no upper...
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