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Just got back from Batts Rock.Today is a holiday in Barbados and as usual the beaches will get a higher than usual among of people.I usually tend to stay away from the beaches with a high percentage of tourists.

I remember when the atmosphere at certain beaches were a lot friendlier but nowadays the trend is to create an unfriendly atmosphere and entrance to locals at certain beaches so I tend to stay away from those.

Yes,me the wife and children took a ZR to the beach ...note I said 'children' and not kids.I don't know where this word kids have come from in reference to children.I have always known and referred to a young goat as a kid.

It was good at the beach.If you know anything about Bajans you will know that an extraordinarily large number of us can't swim even though we may be living on an island.I happened to be one of those until a few months ago when I sat down on the computer and learned to swim,true,compliments of the Internet.I do believe I may be the only o…

Save the pigs!

A while back when Rastafari was really popular in Barbados pigs were having a happy time.There was limited sale of pig products,it was cool for youngsters to say 'I don't eat pork'.All that has changed since the launch of the proper pork campaign by Carlton Supermarket.Or maybe it is that Rastafari as a religion is not that popular anymore.

It got so bad or good depending on who you asked that everywhere you went there was someone selling barbecued pig tails and believe me there would be lines of people waiting to sample the latest frenzy.

Children usually start out with a love of animals and I am certain that usually most children may have had a pet dog or cat at sometime and would hardly have entertained a thought of their pet Pomeranian or Poodle on someones dinner table. The theme of many children's stories have always been save the animals.

Sometime ago I watched a DVD by the name of Charlotte's Web.It was about this pig Wilbur who was scared of ending up on so…
Sometimes or maybe every time you have to wonder about the information you are getting from companies in Barbados.

Now I don,t mind standing in lines to pay bills but I know sometimes when you need to pay more than two bills in Barbados on the same day it can be time consuming.So I am thinking that I will be using the online payment facility offered by Royal Bank as opposed to FirstCaribbean.Firstly because it appears that the utility company or whomever it is you are paying doesn't receive payment until three days after money is deducted from your account.Now this is what I was told from a representative of the Bank. When I put the same question to Royal Bank,after going through two or three levels of personnel,they said it is in real time.Now this is Barbados so I will see if they are correct.

The Nation Newspaper | Private beaches – no way!

The Nation Newspaper Private beaches – no way!: "There are currently no private beaches in Barbados,' it replied to questions from the committee which monitors how countries around the world, Barbados included, were living up to their responsibilities under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
'The beaches are regarded as public property to which all Barbadians have the right of access. In the past, a few hoteliers and other individuals have called for Government to privatise some beaches in Barbados. However, this is a proposition that has been adamantly rejected by the people of Barbados in no uncertain terms and which the various Governments in Barbados have in turn rejected. Additionally, it is not permitted for beachfront properties to block access to the beaches.' "

Caribbean Net News: Barbados: twelfth fattest country in the world

Caribbean Net News: Barbados: twelfth fattest country in the world: "BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Barbados has been rated as having the 12th fattest population in the world. That's according to a Forbes report, which indicates that Barbados also has the second greatest percentage of overweight people in the Caribbean.

It says that 69.7 percent of the adult population of Barbados is classified as overweight, based on the most recent estimates by the World Health Organisation (WHO). "