“Tamarind Hotel Boxing Day cultural extravaganza”
submitted by West Side Davie
Dignity and a sense of history are concepts way beyond certain people at the Tamarind Hotel. And perhaps at the Nation Newspaper too – judging by their happy take on the monkey story.
Perhaps next year the Tamarind could add a “Who dat say who dat when I say who dat?” performance, and have all hotel staff address guests as “massa”. If the middle-aged white tourists could grab one of the young hotel staff anytime they felt like a quick boink with no resistance or repercussions that would pretty well complete the plantation experience that the Tamarind Hotel is obviously attempting to achieve.
This is how far we’ve come Bussa: wearing a monkey costume with tail, making monkey sounds and calling it Bajan culture.
Dear Jesus, please come soon.
Nothing more needs to be said. Headline says it all.
You should read the article at the Nation News, but you know how it is ’bout hey – if we don’t reprint the whole thing here, the Nation editors take it down and change history…
Monkey-mania at Tamarind
The Bajan Green Monkey can be a cheeky little fellow and yesterday his antics at the Tamarind Hotel cultural extravaganza endeared him to several visitors.
The pretend primate pranced and hopped around while getting up to mischief, like giving little Ellen McKay a little scare.
However, he and the McKay family soon became good friends by the end of the evening.
Here, Natalia McKay and her children, Ellen McKay (right) and Maxim McKay, were delighted by the frolicking green monkey perching on the chair during the annual Boxing Day cultural extravaganza at the hotel. (LK)
(Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.)