Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

Why is Peach and Quiet turning away guests while other Barbados hotels cry the blues?

Fodor’s picks Peach and Quiet as one of 11 Best Value Caribbean Hotels – again!

“Don’t tell all your friends about this place. It is a jewel and the bargain of the century. If you can handle not having air conditioning, which by the way is not necessary, and can accept towels that are not as fluffy as you might want, then this is the place for you. Great location, great food available if you like, wonderful hosts, close to the airport. A real bargain.”

Member Rating: 4.6 – Ratings details: Room: 4.0 Atmosphere: 5.0 Service: 5.0 Value: 5.0

… from Fodor’s member reviews

Last year two of our visiting friends tried unsuccessfully to book rooms at Peach and Quiet hotel – with the emphasis on the word “unsuccessfully”. Our friends’ situation is not unusual because even in this disastrous economic climate where hotels are closing left, right and center, Peach and Quiet Hotel still pre-books 100% occupancy for weeks at a time.

Margaret and Adrian Loveridge are obviously doing something special because you read TripAdvisor and other travel websites and people rave about the place, but moreso they talk about the feeling of being made welcome by the owners and staff. They also talk about the “can do” attitude and great service by the staff – a distinctly different review than is generally given to, say Time Out at the Gap and some other larger hotels. Continue reading

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World Press photo winner for 2010: Islamic misogyny

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Cue (and Queue) the apologists…

Bibi Aisha was an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan, who fled back to her family home from her husband’s house, complaining of violent treatment. The Taliban arrived one night, demanding Bibi be handed over to face justice. After a Taliban commander pronounced his verdict, Bibi’s brother-in-law held her down and her husband sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose. Bibi was abandoned, but later rescued by aid workers and the American military. After time in a women’s refuge in Kabul, she was taken to America, where she received counselling and reconstructive surgery. Bibi Aisha now lives in the US.

This is not an isolated event

A few minutes on Google reveal a hundred similar cases in many nations, none of which involve Baptists, Seventh Day Adventists, Jews or Buddhists.

The values propagated by the Muslim religion appear to be different than the values propagated by other religions. Why is this?

Further Reading

The Telegraph: World Press Photo 2010 contest winners

BFP, December 3, 2006: Gutless Barbados “Abstains” From UN Vote Citing Iran For Human Rights Abuses, Torture, Discrimination and Violence Against Women

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