PM says ‘thank you’

Stuart fetes repeat visitors

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart took time Wednesday evening to say “thank you” to some of the visitors who have invested heavily in Barbados by returning to the country several times yearly.

He expressed Government’s gratitude during the second Repeat Visitors’ Reception for 2018 at Ilaro Court, at which four persons who visited the island over 295 times were singled out and saluted.

They were United Kingdom national Richard Gardiner, who was on his 100th visit; Teresa Joy-Gallant, who visited 80 times; Patti Austin, who chalked up 75 visits; and former BBC journalist/author and sailor Jimmy Cornell, who came over 40 times.

“Your coming here is an affirmation of your confidence in our country . . . and it would be churlish if I did not say thanks to you for the confidence you continue to show in our country,” the Prime Minister told the gathering.

Stating that people were experiencing very challenging times all across the western world, he said it was necessary for them to carve out for themselves a haven.

“Barbados provides that little oasis to which you can repair when life gets a little difficult,” he suggested.

Stuart said that as early as the 17th century, Barbados was described as a welcoming society and it had continued in that historical tradition, even building on it.

“We are satisfied that our building [on that tradition] has not been in vain because with every passing year, we are able to attract more and more people to this country,” he stressed.

Source: (BGIS)

3 Responses to PM says ‘thank you’

  1. Alex Alleyne February 10, 2018 at 10:45 am

    What about the “Returning Nationals ” who invest Millions in real estate in BIM and constantly being “ripped-off by ARTIZANS” year after year. WHY DON’T YOU AND YOUR AG SET UP A “SMALL CLAIMS COURT” in order to put some of these crooks in DODDS.
    The people of Barbados need to AGITATE and make sure a small claims court is put on the voters list in stead of insisting on a “dope smoking bill” to be pass.

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  2. hcalndre February 10, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Alex, Remember that the returning nationals are still bajans so Stuart wont see them as contributors to the economy. Small claim courts are for a few hundred dollars. The nationals are being ripped off by the attorneys for close to a million and more and must be term as fraud and tried in the courts.

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  3. Darson February 11, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I know what you mean , as long as you from O,S , they want it all and treat you worse than the big firms , wont hire some of them to build a Sty ; But remember we formed and run BARP and to good effect ,instead of all talk why with so much Brain power and no use for it,why some of you dont put you heads hands and dollars together and form other COOPS and help yourselves and others , We are now and all talk do little , gimme , gimme nation .
    we can do better than this , after all the education was free .Time to work and give back.

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