Long wait for passengers

Passengers arriving at the Grantley Adams International Airport today faced a long wait to be processed at Immigration and Customs.


This followed word that the go-slow by officers at the ports of entries would enter a second week today, after pay talks broke down yesterday between management of the GAIA Inc. and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW).




However well-placed sources at the airport told Barbados TODAY that today appeared to be a normal day at the arrivals hall.

49 Responses to Long wait for passengers

  1. Keisha Weekes
    Keisha Weekes November 19, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Oh yes!

  2. Mark Kozielec
    Mark Kozielec November 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I hope not John. We have a house there, so we will be going regardless. I just hope things are worked out by January. It really does stink that “cost of living ” isn’t figured into salaries anymore. It’s happening everywhere. But, I try to only complain about the things I can change in my life. Everything else is wasted hot air. Lol

  3. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix November 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    My thing is I’d they have issues with government,why not just usher everyone out of the airport without charging them,don’t charge anyone at the port either,that would most definitely hit this thieving government right where it hurts

    • James Holder
      James Holder November 19, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Former government is said to have steal more than this present government!!!

      • harry turnover November 20, 2016 at 7:03 am

        It was also said that before a certain person left this World that more money got cah way than in the time the other people were in power too….and it is about twice the amount now,so you hearing through your left ear and I hearing through my right ear…no problem…but we are on the same page bout de teefing.

    • James Holder
      James Holder November 20, 2016 at 12:22 am

      Kemar Williams!! I do agree with you but I only responded because the woman said this government is a thieving government.

    • AniRo Burke
      AniRo Burke November 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

      James Holder Believe that believe anything. Will be said in 2018 too smh.

    • Kevin November 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      How are passengers ‘charged’?

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 19, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Absolutely Ridiculous!

  5. Alex Alleyne November 19, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Please don’t forget , Most people needed “change in the White House” , they vote , in come that “new change” now the streets are full of angry faces. In BIM it’s Anything to bring down the PM and company , hope we all ready for what is to come.
    Time and history shall tell.

  6. Francis November 19, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    What a stupid comment !!!

  7. Francis November 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Stupid comment refers to Collette Felix

  8. Loretta Griffith November 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    It is time for the leadership of this country to take control. How much more pain can this fragile economy withstand?
    I wished I were the PRIME MINISTER!
    We need a Margaret Thatcher.
    God help and deliver Barbados. We seem to be the laughing stock of the other islands/world.

  9. John Herbert
    John Herbert November 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    That is madness and crazy talk Colette Felix, that will hurt all of us.

  10. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix November 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    James Holder of they did we were amazingly still alot better off

  11. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix November 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    John Herbert really,so you don’t think this is worst,when we mainly rely on tourism,how many of those ppl do you think are now saying they’ll never come back here,further more telling all their friends and highlighting it on social media

    • John Herbert
      John Herbert November 19, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      My view is, suggesting that we not collect due taxes, will hurt us more in my view. Tourists understands go slows and strikes, it happens all over the world, nothing strange or unusual about it, but to deny ourselves the revenue due hurts all of us.

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva November 20, 2016 at 2:18 am

      The news is spreading like wild fire in western Canada, to the east, North and south. Australia and Cuba are selling out like crazy.

    • Maria Leclair Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Dasilva November 20, 2016 at 2:25 am

      John tourists do not want to be put threw the go slow bs. They have to many other choices where They can go and relax and not have to worry if something may happen when they are on holidays to screw them over a when they are ready to go home. Unless you are a tourist you will not understand.

  12. Valarie Rock
    Valarie Rock November 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    According to the Chinese man “tum ting Wong”

    • Veronica A. Piggott
      Veronica A. Piggott November 19, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      Lol Val, i hope by the time i ready to come home they get their act together

  13. James Holder
    James Holder November 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    The government need to get of they damn backside and bring a stop to this crap. That is why yuh have a parliament to past laws. The late Margaret Thatcher was force by the hands of the unions to pass laws so is not to allow the unions to bring the country under duress and not to compromise the security of the country. The government needs to do like wise. Here we have a tribunal set up to deal with workers rites and you want to tell me rather than going the route to seek they assistance to solve these kinda problems….but you would rayher shut a country down and then at the end of the day get not one damn thing from the said government. Stupes foolishness and a backward step for a union.

  14. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite November 19, 2016 at 9:36 pm
  15. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite November 19, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    What a mess…!!!
    Can it be any worse in BIM.????
    God help us all….

  16. Lucinda Katrina McSinister
    Lucinda Katrina McSinister November 19, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Right, hit them where it hurts!

  17. Antheia Springer-Williams
    Antheia Springer-Williams November 19, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    All now my taps dry for 2 months…..

  18. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown November 19, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Woooiiiii what a calamity!!!!!

  19. Mar Git
    Mar Git November 19, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    What a shame

  20. Chari Wallin
    Chari Wallin November 19, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    What happens if you have to use the washroom?????

    • Donild Trimp November 20, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Chari, just remember to wear depends when you travel to Barbados and then you don’t have to worry about using the washroom when such circumstances pop up.

  21. Veronica A. Piggott
    Veronica A. Piggott November 19, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I hope that some people do not end up crying, the government is the people

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor November 20, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Amen… We are the government..
      We elect ppl to represent us…. Everything affects us the ppl… This go slow will end up having a dominoes effect that might trigger the devaluation of our government..

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor November 20, 2016 at 7:01 am

      *devaluation of our dollar*

    • Veronica A. Piggott
      Veronica A. Piggott November 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Well i hope all that starts well ends well

  22. BaJan boy November 20, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Collette Felix is absolutely,totally correct. Only you blind followers who are still sucking Freundel’s nipples and enjoying the remnants of the fatted calf continue to feel otherwise as you sure can’t THINK otherwise. Thinking for you lot is too difficult a task. Just go and find out which of them have the 450k luxury cars through a garage that fixes the vehicles for their respective Ministries. Then try finding out which ones has ZR vans or garbage trucks or even water tankers. Then try finding out why the big black water tanks in the north were not bought but leased through a certain company and the monthly lease is the same as 1 tank cash. Just try those few and come to us with a conclusion. The others will come…

    • Coralita November 20, 2016 at 9:19 am

      You were sucking Mia’s nipples since Adam was a lad. You are so partisan it stinks and you always up in here calling people yardfowls when you are the biggest one.

      Do you get paid to fight for the BLP? No one dares to blog anything against the BLP because your knickers get all twisted and you cuss all and sundry. You behave like a miserable, picky woman, I guess that is why one blogger calls you ‘Bajan Girl’. You need to examine yourself.

      You know what the MPs in the current government own but you don’t know what your BLP MPs own!!! Look every time you point your finger you have three more pointing back at you. Stop coming up in here trying to paint the BLP members as angels because they are NOT. All of those politicians are the same, cut from the same piece of cloth. Tek off yah blinkers!!!

  23. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe November 20, 2016 at 1:40 am

    They where already ridiculously slow … and now they going “slower” – “cheese on bread … man”

  24. Maria Leclair Dasilva
    Maria Leclair Dasilva November 20, 2016 at 2:11 am

    There appears to be no rhyme or reason to any of this. Watch Bajans drive tourists away. You people have too many things that you need to stop ignoring. Way too many problems day in and day out such as garbage dumped all over, water shortages, high violence rate, raw sewage in the streets, you people are going to turn tourists away from Barbados’s especially now there are nicer places offering better accommodations, cheaper flights, cheaper activities, cheaper food/drinks, friendly people, and the list goes on. Bim is not hurting anyone but it’s self. I have heard of a group who were willing to pay a cancellation free to rebook for an other place due to the go slow and sewage problem. They actually got a better deal to Cuba.

    • Donild Trimp November 20, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Barbados cannot compete with Cuba. Millions of Canadians and Europeans visit Cuba every year. When the embargo is lifted, American tourist will turn to Cuba.

      Americans visit Barbados because they are not allowed to visit Cuba as leisure tourist.

      Right now Cuba is building Hotels like crazy to meet the American influx of 150 flights a week when the embargo is lifted.

      • Coralita November 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm

        Trump plans to life the embargo?

  25. Alun Griffiths
    Alun Griffiths November 20, 2016 at 4:23 am

    It already takes 2 hours to get out of the airport. How is it possible to go slower!!! Barbados you need to realise that you ain’t all that. There are plenty of places to go where you get welcomed on arrival and treated with respect.

  26. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen November 20, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I can understand your concern DT ….. BUT what if the visitors found other destinations….. then there might not be enough money to solve the sewage problem …. 🙁

  27. Otis Skeete
    Otis Skeete November 20, 2016 at 6:54 am

    The Prime Minister said he will only speak about important things happening in the island, guest this is no concern of his.

  28. Sandra Small
    Sandra Small November 20, 2016 at 8:04 am

    My husband spent two days at the port to collect shipped items. That is two days from 7-4. Two days out of our vacation. Not good!

  29. Patrick November 20, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Colette and bajan boy are blind and very political, the only ones to suffer from any action or non collection of money at the airport are the poor persons like you who are always complaining

  30. jrsmith November 20, 2016 at 9:42 am

    This issues should never reach this dangerous situation, what we are seeing how the government doesn’t care if people strike or not , their are getting they wages…
    Our politicians isn’t even aware that this go slow would effect barbados , again who is most dangerous the guns or our politicians,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  31. Alex Alleyne November 20, 2016 at 10:45 am

    The Unions not interested in if this guy get back his job or not , they just want to keep the fire burning under this Government.


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