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Forum: Barbados
Feb 6th 2010, 2:31 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,772
Posted By reslax

Re: Immigration Town Hall Meetings on Green Paper

BeachZombie,

You said, "I get the sense that people don't really want more immigrants and it doesn't matter where they come from either." I am curious. What have people said or done to give you...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 5th 2010, 2:51 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,772
Posted By reslax

Re: Immigration Town Hall Meetings on Green Paper

No, Serendipity. I am not a journalist. I am a concerned Bajan.
Forum: Barbados
Feb 5th 2010, 2:44 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,772
Posted By reslax

Re: Immigration Town Hall Meetings on Green Paper

Ikon,

Many of us Bajans are not impressed with the "wealth" and "development" that folks like you keep trying to convince us we need. Many of us have been to the UK, the USA, Canada, and...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 4th 2010, 9:10 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,772
Posted By reslax

Re: Immigration Town Hall Meetings on Green Paper

BeachZombie,

I am a Barbadian. I think Richard Hoad, a popular White Barbadian commentator for the “Nation” newspaper, sums up best how the majority, not a minority, of Barbadians feel about...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 3rd 2010, 5:35 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By reslax

Re: Getting married on the beach

You may have seen the video on the following website already, because it has been out for a while, but if not, you may find it useful. It is all about getting married in Barbados. It is an...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 3rd 2010, 2:09 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 5,674
Posted By reslax

Re: Barbados Has a New Online Newspaper

The "BarbadosToday" site has been improved so that you now sign in and go directly to the page that has the tabs for the different categories of news, so ignore what I said earlier about clicking on...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 2nd 2010, 2:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 5,674
Posted By reslax

Re: Barbados Has a New Online Newspaper

If you want more news, I think the new format of "The Bajan Reporter" is great. It can be accessed at bajanreporter.com. Do not pull up bajanreporter.blogspot.com. That is their old site. I know...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 2nd 2010, 2:27 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 5,674
Posted By reslax

Barbados Has a New Online Newspaper

For those of you who don't already know, Barbados has a new online newspaper called "Barbados Today." It can be accessed at www.barbadostoday.bb. I had trouble accessing all of the pages at first. ...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 28th 2010, 10:04 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,772
Posted By reslax

Re: Immigration Town Hall Meetings on Green Paper

The only advice I can give anyone is to be on your best behavior when dealing with immigration officials all over the world, not just in Barbados. Many years ago, I was traveling through JFK Airport...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 28th 2010, 7:04 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,772
Posted By reslax

Re: Immigration Town Hall Meetings on Green Paper

No one can say the current Bajan government didn't give them an opportunity to voice their concerns regarding the immigration issue. When the green paper was first published, everyone was given the...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 27th 2010, 5:02 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By reslax

Re: Buyers beware

Ikon,

There you go again. I don't think either I or Pgtips is seriously offended anymore by our comments to each other. I do believe he started the thread to be intentionally provocative,...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 27th 2010, 2:20 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By reslax

Re: Buyers beware

Pgtips,

I wasn't going to come back to this thread, but I remembered something that I neglected to comment on previously that I would like to mention. After PM Thompson announced Barbados'...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2010, 5:44 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By reslax

Re: Buyers beware

Pgtips,

As much as I would like to continue the discussion with you, I won't. I have gotten PMs from one moderator and another is clearly unhappy with me, and I think all of Barbados, at the...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2010, 5:31 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By reslax

Re: Buyers beware

Someone asked me if I harbour anti immigrant sentiment. Wow. How could anyone conclude that from what I wrote? I said that there was a nice melting pot developing in Barbados at one point and that...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2010, 4:16 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By reslax

Re: Buyers beware

Pgtips,

Bajans offered amnesty to illegal Caricom nationals so that some of them who have illegally laid down roots in Barbados could stay. We can't accommodate all of them. Add up the numbers...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2010, 12:43 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By reslax

Re: Buyers beware

Sorry Pgtips, but what you are attempting to do, tarnish Barbados' image, has already been tried and failed. Your jealousy of Barbados and Bajans is coming through the computer very strongly.
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Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2010, 6:24 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By reslax

Re: Something Positive About Barbados and Bajans For a Change

Razzmatazz,

please don't hijack my thread over pettiness. Neal, he or she is trying to tell you the correct spelling is "wrap." Misspellings are common on all blogs. For example, Razzmatazz,...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 24th 2010, 4:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By reslax

Something Positive About Barbados and Bajans For a Change

I noticed the following letter from a Canadian visitor in the "Barbados Advocate" online newspaper yesterday. As a Bajan, I felt really good after reading the letter. The letter reminds me that not...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 24th 2010, 3:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,792
Posted By reslax

Re: Barbados Immigration Treatment

Sunniebgi, I was going to tell you something about the behavior of your people, Americans, but I have decided not to. This is a new year and I am going to stay positive.

I won't even debate...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 13th 2010, 4:40 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,517
Posted By reslax

Re: Greetings!

Who are the people who have told you Barbados is dangerous? Are they Bajans, Canadians, or others? I ask you this because I have had people from a certain country that shall remain nameless ask me...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 6th 2010, 12:59 am
Replies: 10
Views: 10,199
Posted By reslax

Re: The Redlegs, the forgotten White People

Cuchullain,

I bought the book Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl , by Kate McCafferty, many years ago. It has been sitting on a shelf unread for years. I didn't remember I had it until you...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 4th 2010, 10:15 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 10,199
Posted By reslax

Re: The Redlegs, the forgotten White People

Neal, lol. Please watch the documentary and read the article "Remnants of an Indentured People" in the Irish Times. Like you I grew up believing that all of the White indentured servants who were...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 4th 2010, 9:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 10,199
Posted By reslax

The Redlegs, the forgotten White People

There has been quite a bit of chatter on the internet lately about the Redlegs of Barbados. The Redlegs are the poor descendants of indentured servants (White Slaves, some people call them). Most...
Forum: Barbados
Dec 22nd 2009, 7:40 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 6,597
Posted By reslax

Re: Dangers of cycling on Barbados roads

It was reported in the Nation newspaper online a few days ago that the police will be issuing tickets themselves for approximately 52 different violations instead of the four that they now issue...
Forum: Barbados
Dec 12th 2009, 2:28 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 6,597
Posted By reslax

Re: Dangers of cycling on Barbados roads

Unfortunately, I have to report this morning that there has been yet another road fatality. It is the 4th in 7 days and the 24th for the year, up from 17 last year, according to the Nation...
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