Daily Archives: December 4, 2011

Why does Barbados pay its police so little?

“The answer seems clear to me – you have to grant Police better Allowances if you want them to stay, you certainly cannot look at Overseas pool of resources to handle crime in Barbados if you are not delivering a better monetary package than where they originate from; and you can’t pay Foreigners better than Locals, so where is the next step?”

Ian Bourne tells Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite that we have a problem attracting and keeping police officers and that the government just doesn’t get it.

For the record, we at BFP agree.

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Everything prospective tourists need to know about Dubai sanitation


I’d rather visit Barbados, thank you!

“It’s amazing to understand. They have the biggest mall in the world and the most modern rapid transit system fully automated, one of the largest office towers in the world and no sewer structure. C’est incredible !”

BFP reader comments on the video

Dubai doesn’t have sanitation infrastructure. All buildings including the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, collect their sewage in tanks. Trucks come and haul it away to the sole sewage treatment plant.

Each truck has a 10,000 gallon capacity, but the quicker they can unload, the quicker they can return for another load of poop. With the lineup for legal unloading being hundreds of trucks waiting three or four days, many drivers dump into the storm drains (that go into the ocean) or in the dunes (pushing the poop into the water table).

Going swimming or scuba diving in the Dubai ocean front? Heh heh… make sure all your shots are up to date and keep that mask on all the time. Better yet, don’t go into the ocean. Tourists are warned about typhoid and hepatitis if swimming on Dubai beaches.

Wikipedia: Sanitation in Dubai

(Thanks to an old friend for this tip. Who’d have thought?)

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