Freundel Stuart says CARICOM nationals welcomed in Barbados

Barbados PM Freundel Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated that CARICOM nationals are welcomed in Barbados, noting that thousands of them have been entering his country ‘without fuss.’

Speaking against the background of another Jamaican woman alleging recent bad treatment and non-entry at the Grantley Adams International Airport, Stuart said a mere six persons out of every thousand individuals from CARICOM were barred from coming into the island each year.


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  1. Dom
    December 2, 2012

    When are we going to stop hating on Barbados Everyone have A computer now The world know’s that Barbados and bajans are better off than most other islands. If some here. hate them because of that I have. A mirror to sell you. What are. so many Trini’s J’cans Guy’s doing in B’dos. Shame on them. If your papers are in order you would not have A problem going to any country.The question I’m asking is when will any other Caribbean island reach first world status.Bajans already reach. please keepout the people country if you don’t like them.

  2. Lab
    October 16, 2012

    It,s easier going through San Juan, Puerto Rico than Barbados….Im not asking you,i know what im talking about.. immigration/security officer need to take it easy…

  3. Konspiracy
    October 14, 2012

    Nothing good to say about B/dos…the president doh say he go Bridgetown and it was nothing nuh…Roseau still better than any ting bajans can offer…all this is noise

  4. cricketer
    October 14, 2012

    If the iimmigration Officer is not satisfied wth the answers of the visitor, eg address, support, reason for visit, Return Ticket etc,etc, even if you are a Caricom National you cannot be allowed to enter another country at the risk of being in the country without being able to take care of yourself and having to be taken care of at that country’s expense.Some folks come into your country for two months and dont have US$250 IN THEIR POCKETS or proof that they have financial suport available in that state. Some come and have no address and some give names of crimnals as contacts. If the mmgraton is not convinced that youu coming into the country for a ligitimate purpose you can be denied entry and that is legal. You must prove you are a bonafide visitor to the country. RESPECT TO BARBDOS.

  5. tumble, backkick
    October 13, 2012

    Well actually a friend recently told me how the immigration had him when he passed there some time ago. We are not vocal like the jamaicans but it does happen to us, we just know we have malhuere.

  6. tumble, backkick
    October 13, 2012

    If we work on our GDP and airport dominicans will have little reasons to go there. Man bdos is a piece of tere sec and they doing well. They are ensuring that their country don’t go to grass. Guyana and jamaica waisted their resources big time and they are treated harshly for that. Jamaicans should be ashamed to even make complain to bds government,they should go back totheir own country and discuss. What is good governance. Almost like when we go across to gwada and those franscais think we come to stay, just like we treat those hatian brothers. Lessons is our government must be responsoble to stare the development of a country because there arefuture implications for future generations.

  7. D/ca
    October 12, 2012

    There is nothing to bragg about B/dos.
    The entire place is owned by forigners. The U.S should put the embassy back in Antigua, then there won’t be any need for OECS nationals to go there.

  8. Tiger
    October 12, 2012

    How come is only Barbados we keep hearing that is denying Caricom nationals entry into their country? There has to be something wrong with this picture.

    Maybe these Bajans need to take a long look in the mirror.

  9. mouth of the south
    October 12, 2012

    i have never had a problem entering B/dos… i have no idea what peeps complaining about… this airport is one of the most highly secured ports of entry in the caribbean… in fact u see when u get off the plane and you taking the long walk before u enter the tall doors to join the line….

    well all when u were taking that long walk ur feet were being scanned for any thing illegal…

    • HigherDanDat!
      October 12, 2012

      MOTS, even if you never had a problem up till now, doesnt mean you won’t ever run into problems later. it just takes one pissed off immigration/security officer to mess up a person’s holiday. fact remains is Bajan security/immigration officers need to check their attitude at the door when they come to work.

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