Owners of Cin Cin restaurant assess losses


The owners of popular west coast restaurant Cin Cin were still assessing losses today after floodwaters swamped their facility yesterday.

Photos and videos showing the Prospect, St James Property almost under water made the rounds on social media yesterday.


However, when a Barbados TODAY news team visited the restaurant no water was in sight.


General Manager Peter Lauer and others were busy cleaning up the property and he said it was too early to put a figure on the damage.


He said the flooding was caused by blocked drains that were filled with debris.

“Normally we have two drains but there was so much debris,” said Lauer, the general manager of Cin Cin and Primo.

He added that the immediate plan was to  repair and renovate the restaurant and assured that the facility would reopen for business in time for the busy winter season.

38 Responses to Owners of Cin Cin restaurant assess losses

  1. Jada Jameson
    Jada Jameson November 30, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    They should consider moving that restaurant of the sand?

    • Cecily Jones
      Cecily Jones November 30, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      And that would help how? people have houses off the beach and their houses get destroyed…Lawd the stupidity of some people

    • Jada Jameson
      Jada Jameson November 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm


    • Curtis Brewster
      Curtis Brewster November 30, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      A restaurant was always there,I live in the north and travel that road for years.

    • Jada Jameson
      Jada Jameson November 30, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Where it gone Curtis Brewster and why?

    • Edwin Neblett
      Edwin Neblett November 30, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Name change

    • Jada Jameson
      Jada Jameson November 30, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Okay thanks!

  2. Sherwin Patterson
    Sherwin Patterson November 30, 2016 at 6:29 pm
  3. John Wick
    John Wick November 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Wait why the men from drainage ain’t keeping them clean? Oh shoot dlp send home all of them

    • Andrena Ceasar
      Andrena Ceasar November 30, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      Why don’t bajans stop littering the country today complain tomorrow they go back to their dirty way

    • Dale Carrington
      Dale Carrington November 30, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you Andrena Ceasar ! Bajans are too nasty ….

    • John Wick
      John Wick November 30, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      While i agree people need to stop with the litter drains need cleaning that is common sense

    • Jamal Rock
      Jamal Rock November 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      There’s no drain in bim that was big enough or prepared for that amount of water at the speed it fell and even if the drains were cleaned the amount of debris that flowed with the water would have blocked it anyways and I know places were flooding before drainage people were sent home so does that mean they were not doing their job?

    • Ashanti Padilla
      Ashanti Padilla November 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Clean drains wouldn’t have made a difference. If you block the natural pathway of water to the sea that is expected. Plus as Andrena said nasty Bajans need to stop littering. The amount of garbage that I saw floating around yesterday was absolutely disgusting.

    • Jan Gibson
      Jan Gibson December 1, 2016 at 12:27 am

      This flooding was expected as well seeing those who complain about drainage but eat and drink out of containers expecting others to do the cleaning up.
      As the old saying goes “bajans have servant put down.”

    • Suzette Clarke
      Suzette Clarke December 1, 2016 at 3:47 am


    • Suzette Clarke
      Suzette Clarke December 1, 2016 at 3:48 am

      For Andrena Ceasar.

    • Veronda Burgess Howard
      Veronda Burgess Howard December 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

      John Wick, meanwhile what the fat arse prisoners doing?

  4. Ricardo Bascombe
    Ricardo Bascombe November 30, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    It needs good drainage channel in the front to divert water left and right of the building which is an open area

    • Curtis Brewster
      Curtis Brewster November 30, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Boy…so much junk got washed down from Lord knows where,anything on the west coast was in trouble….we Bajans nasty and won’t dispose of our junk properly.

  5. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade November 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Nex he must buy new pot

    • Mary Amos
      Mary Amos November 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      His pots are not much different to what you would see in most restaurants.

  6. Jeff Weekes
    Jeff Weekes November 30, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Well charge 60 dollars for a cup of rice. Surely you all will still get customers..

  7. Mary Amos
    Mary Amos November 30, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I Prayer you get your business back up and running soon

  8. Lennox hewitt November 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Now see who got the final say ? GOD you cannot predic nothing all you can do is hope to .

    • Ian Bourne December 1, 2016 at 12:18 am

      You should tell that to Freundel and his 7 million Independence

  9. Tamiya Wasnice Best
    Tamiya Wasnice Best November 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm


  10. Philip Clement
    Philip Clement November 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    glad no one there was hurt.

  11. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid November 30, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Mr 242 have to find a different lunch spot now

  12. Jada Jameson
    Jada Jameson November 30, 2016 at 8:44 pm


  13. Martine Boyer
    Martine Boyer November 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    No, it’s assess as in assessment. It’s a word.

  14. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke November 30, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Is that a joke ?

  15. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke November 30, 2016 at 10:40 pm


  16. A concerned expat December 1, 2016 at 6:42 am

    After reading such tweets as “lmao” in response to the natural disaster that affected cin cin I feel saddened and upset that there are still people that will feel these type of negative feelings toward a group that has done so much for Barbados.
    The owners of cin cin have contributed so much to the Barbadian economy with the creation of jobs and careers in an economy where tourism is king.
    Instead of throwing these people under he bridge you should be out there helping them dig out the 5 ft of mud from their front door. Because as long as that mud is there then your neighbours will not work.
    It’s Christmas.. don’t just think of yourselves but think of the big picture which is a prospering Barbados.
    Merry Xmas

  17. Alex Alleyne December 1, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Insurance companies going to have everyone “reading the fine print”.

    • Donild Trimp December 1, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      ****Alex, don’t think Insurance Companies pay out for “Act of God”.

      Nothing for the Insurance Companies to worry about here.

  18. Helicopter December 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Coastal Zone Management and Town and Country Planning experts should be the best advisers on this topic as I can see from this photo, the proximity of the restaurant’s frontage seem to be a bit progressive on the beach front.


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