UK issues health advisory on Barbados

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  1. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside January 11, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Get DEM out

  2. Mack January 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    The people who are running this island are stupid or does’t care.

    Here you are spending millions of tax payers money promoting Barbados as this glorious tourist destination.

    A problem developed with the sewage system in a tourist area and we don’t have the sense to know that this is an urgent problem that needed immediate attention.

    All the money spent on promotion is now lost on the negative publisity. Where is Billy Griffith. Could he not explain this to Frundel. Who has not yet acknoledge that we have a problem.

  3. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley January 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    It was guaranteed to happen

  4. Chari Wallin
    Chari Wallin January 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Pattie Curran Tuck Sherri-Lee Martin

  5. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave January 11, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Soon or later other countries will do the same . This is totaly ridiculous and embrassing to this beautiful Barbados . And no one in authority is saying a word about it
    I only hope that a cholera oubreak don’t happen . As I read on Facebook that it now leaking into the sea . What next . Then drinking water !! Hope not !!
    Election around the corner so to speak ! And then their will be coming round looking for votes from where ! Though “” our lives will be put in jeapordy if that situation don’t resolve as quick as possible .

  6. Ann Szebenyi
    Ann Szebenyi January 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Many tourists will cancel this year, so sorry for the citizens who have to live with all this..

  7. Gillian Skeete
    Gillian Skeete January 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    If there is potential risk to any travelling citizens of any country it is normal to post advisories and updates as to the situation in what ever the country is having the problem. It’s not a bad thing! It’s not a secret. At least home countries are protecting and informing their citizens on these trip advisory posts. It’s normal and worldwide. So people who say otherwise need to research what trip advisories are. Not blast other places for doing their job.
    This should not even be happening. Playing with safety of people’s lives is a disgrace! All should be fired!

  8. Andre Gittens January 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Yesterday Canada, Today the UK, tomorrow, who knows. Barbados had better wake up! Get the sewage problem fixed. It’s an embarrassment and dangerous! In the next elections, kick them out of office!!!

  9. hcalndre January 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Some at home grown bajans are still living in the snail-mail age where it took 6 months for friends and families to know what`s happening in their home country. People don`t have to rely on the news media and TV for information anymore, so when I hear callers accusing people of letting other countries know what is going on, good and bad is living under a rock. Incidents have happened in Barbados that the people who live there get calls from overseas about it before the emergency vehicles arrived on the scene.

  10. Kathryn Dottin
    Kathryn Dottin January 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm


  11. Mervin Phillips
    Mervin Phillips January 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    This Prime Minister don”t care nothing about this sewage problem,he just waiting for things to get worst for he to call a state of emergency and delay elections.if he did care he would of stop the water works trial and error men and bring in the people from overseas that build and put down these systems the people with the no how that got all the equiptment to correct the problems the water works don”t have the equiptment what there are doing is like sending a man to the moon in hot air balloon.

    • Shane Castillo
      Shane Castillo January 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Dem bubble burst on the south coast, Dem want to be fancy now fanciness make them shame ha ……….

  12. nanci January 11, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    they promote the island but I think they wanted people to come and then be shocked by what they see and smell. They only want the money to come into the country, now you have to clean up everything and get things in order before any tourist come. Canada, the UK and the US advised all tourist not to come to barbados and especially that part of the country. Thats when the government try to hide things up, then the cover broke loose, and the cat out the bag

  13. luther thorne January 11, 2018 at 2:52 pm


  14. luther thorne January 11, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Stop suffering the people
    New Mandate needed

  15. Toby Montague January 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Wife and I been visiting BB for 12 years always to Accra Beach Hotel. Currently trying to cancel. If this is not resolved – I will never visit again.
    This is government incompetence pure and simple.
    Gov’t should have an army of people working 24/7 to resolve this. And disinfecting the entire area.
    Allowing this to happen and pump raw sewage into the sea is unforgivable. I also feel truly sorry for bb people and locals in particular.

  16. milli watt January 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    ahhhhhhhh got all three on board all that is left now are the Caricom brothers and sisters……….a travel advisory can’t get between us can it. Move quick and protect yuh citizens. this bubbling up nicely

  17. Sherolyn Gibson-Blair
    Sherolyn Gibson-Blair January 11, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Oh dear god help us where the pm still sleeping

  18. Crystalene Alexander
    Crystalene Alexander January 11, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    And THAT Veron is exactly what is going to happen….there will NEVER be held accountable for the damage they have willfully done through incompetence! !….
    They are going to be voted out
    ..which I believe is what they want anyways….they have served the terms needed to get pension and they dont have a clue how to fix this broken country…..
    No one of them will pay a price for the killing of a nation…they will walk into the sunset…underbtabled monies and pensions in hand and all the bright bajans would have to say is good riddance….

  19. Lynn Brett
    Lynn Brett January 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I was going to book but not now, I don’t want any desease.

  20. JOHN GODDARD January 11, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Do those making comments and seemingly gloating over South Coast problem & advisories really think that politicians are to be blamed? Are they engineers? Do you think that Stuart & company want to make Barbados look bad? Regardless of which party is in power, the Barbados Water Authority, with the same employees, have to try to fix the problem. Why do we have to reduce everything to partisan politics? People, this is OUR country, not the B’s, D’s, UPP or Solution Inc.

    • David Brathwaite January 11, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      John, what is needed is competent leadership. I have not read people gloating about what is happening in Barbados. I see lots of comments about the pain, embarrassment and dismay felt by concerned citizens.

      The same situation, with the same BWA and the same employees would have been handled differently by a competent government.

      You can call that partisan politics if you like, but it seems like public disgust with a woeful government to me.

      It is your own partisanship that’s blinding you from seeing this situation for what it is.

  21. Carol Grant Cumberbatch
    Carol Grant Cumberbatch January 11, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Lord have mercy..

  22. Dwayne Babb
    Dwayne Babb January 11, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Tricia Goodridge

  23. Cathrin Mueller
    Cathrin Mueller January 11, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Investing in the infrastructure of Barbados should be a paramount concern. While you are cleaning up the STINK on the south coast, why not repair and resurface almost all of your ROADS! Tst, tst, tst says this repeat tourist. BTW, the infrastructure is one of the reasons why tourists keep coming back. Nice nationals, blue water and sunny skies can be found on other Caribbean islands as well. It is the stability, or rather lack of mahem, that make your guests return. This current government does not seem to understand how very important this is.

  24. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen January 11, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    ….. and all this week the sewage has been gone …..

  25. Ian Edwards
    Ian Edwards January 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    It’s not the government people it’s the head of BWA that needs to go immediately he or she that’s in charge have to step down and others behind it

    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce January 11, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      The New Years have been handed out you missed the boat! To make such a ridiculous statement you have been awarded Donkey of the DAY! Don’t forget to arrange to collect your bundle of hay.

    • Jennifer Greaves
      Jennifer Greaves January 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      You are for real.

    • Ian Edwards
      Ian Edwards January 11, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      Veroniva boyce I admired people like you why people go away and studied get the masters ,doctors ,bachelor’s, cxc’s etc and crictized who ever for voicing there opinion ,it does not matter to me one bit but for you so called people with degrees etc can’t do any better than the person who haven’t had any degree if you can do better put your studies to the test and solve the problem

  26. Sheron Inniss January 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    What is happening is a national disgrace but I believe tourists will still come to Barbados. Why do I think so?

    My cousin from England would have been aware of the situation, yet she was here for new year’s with her other 1/2 and friends they invited to Bim. They had a great time and posted lots of pictures on Facebook and friends who have not been here are quite interested in visiting. They avoided the south coast and a grand time was had by all. They visited the east coast, The Crane, East Point Bar and Grill(I think that is the correct name) for the new year’s bash were amongst some of the activities enjoyed.

    Right now I have another friend here from Europe.

    I feel that persons who want to come to Barbados will still do so but use their common sense and good judgement and avoid the south coast. They will take the advice for what it is worth and make their decision.

    It is such a pity that the BWA and by extension the government would not fulfil their duties. I pray for my country.

  27. Dr James H Gusmano January 11, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Graeme Hall outlet will eventually kill tourists bathing on Sandy Beach. I have personally seen discharge of raw sewage off the Hilton as well as Sandy beach . I hold a background in marine biology and have made hundreds of scuba dives off Sandy beach over a 30 year period . I have witnessed the decline of fish species that were unable to access the swamp to breed . The insane discharge of untreated human waste will destroy the South coast as well as the tourism industry . Enough is enough , Shame on you. James Gusmano DMD MS

  28. Colin Carter
    Colin Carter January 11, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Stinking mess

  29. paul eckstein January 11, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I am going to cancel my trip in April and hopefully I dont have to cancel my December trip. I was there last month and the smell was nothing to write home about.

  30. Kim January 11, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    To solve any problem one must start at the beginning. Where are the Sorez Brothers? Who paid them? Where is the maintenance plan? Was there any?

    These are the things competent leaders would ask to get to the bottom of any problem.

    So yes they are accountable. They are the leaders

    I’m disgusted on a whole new level with this place and it’s leadership.

    No joke. I think we all are making sport.. we are fart frighten ppl who humming a shout and expect a difference to be made.

    We walk for all other causes but Justice in the system. Corrupt politics underhanded

    Call Elections what. What difference the other party will make. They want their time too get fat too.

    Sick and tired.

  31. Tony Waterman January 11, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    @JOHN GODDARD!!!! of Course Politicians are to blame, who would you blame ?? Why would the Minister in charge not DIRECT that a Pumper Truck be dispatched to the South Coast problem area to pump the effluent out instead of letting it run in the Streets, not doing that makes that Minister/Politician RESPONSIBLE for what is transpiring.
    So don’t let BLIND faith in any Political Party cloud your vision.


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