Why wasn’t the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association at the JetBlue – Sandals reception?

Journalist Ian Bourne

Journalist Ian Bourne

#barbados Wow, you live & learn, was at a #JetBlue reception at #Sandals – but found out I’m only good to cover it, not have dinner w/guests afterwards? #smh Coming to think of it, where was BHTA?

Ian Bourne – The Bajan Reporter

 

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9 responses to “Why wasn’t the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association at the JetBlue – Sandals reception?

  1. NYCBGI

    THE ANSWER IS VERY SIMPLE THEY HAD PERSONEL BUSINESS TO ATTEND TO. AS USUAL THE BTA IS A RESPOSITORY FOR POLITICAL HACKS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. THERE HAS BEEN AN DEMINITIAN OF US INVOLMENT TRYING TO BOAST UP TOUDISM BECAUSE THEY ARE RESTING ON THE TRAFFIC FROM THE UK ETC. SAD BUT THE TOURIST SOON WILL RUN OUT AS CUBA OPEN UP AND BGI WILL REALLY FEEL THE PAIN OF COMPETION AND IT IS AS IT IS. ITS THE SAME AS THE SUNDAY 5 SHIPS WERE IN PORT AND THE STORES WERE CLOSED, NO CLUE AS TO LURING THE US TRAVELER TO BGI ,

  2. Sadly shakes her head!

    WHY DO YOU HAVE TO SHOUT!!!!

    (All caps is shouting on the internet and difficult to read, so nobody reads your entire message.)

    But I read it and you are correct that Cuba is the enemy/competition now. Stores closed on Sunday is an insult, a tragedy and will surely do this country long term damage. We’re already at a disadvantage by being the furthest cruise destination from Miami Port.

    Dear oh Dear! Why couldn’t SOMEONE (HE SHOUTS!) from the BHTA attend an important event like the JetBlue/Sandals gig?

    Shake my head again!

  3. NYCBGI

    You already know the answer don’t shake your head just deal with the fact that the BTA is a unaware group of bureaucrats that get a paycheck, the reason I use caps is to shake up the BTA or the PM but it is as it is

  4. Party Animal

    NYCBGI…..you really think anything can shake up this Government or the other one that has gone quiet ? BDLP….DBLP

  5. NYCBGI

    what has to happen is a youth movement as we have in the US or other parts of the world begin to PROTEST. the old head leaders are enclosed comfortably in Pt St Charles or similar and there time has passed because of their limited awareness of the world outside BGI. No interest in anything outside of their realm .lets face it the youth is the only way things will change protest not like Baltimore BUT Protest will change because it will uncover the money trail and how it has corrupted your leaders. there are many issues but it has to begin. Look what Baltimore has done in a week awaken the world to the inequities of the local government and the plight of the inhabitants. time to change BGI!!!

  6. Anonymous

    Were they invited?

  7. Yes, media were invited – a full rundown is due shortly on BajanReporter.com

  8. Willie and Rib Bone: Toors, Fascinatin Fakts about BIM, Rum at all ours of da day

    So me and Willie, hoo bin out of da maynstreem for a few months becuz of a misunderstood agriculture plot we had behind da rum shop on the coast road, had time to cogitate ’bout getting into da toor industry. Seein as how we fasilatated certin farmacutical grade weed to toorists what come ashore wit da ships at da port [and we got a rangement wit certin cab and bus drivers] who bring dem folks to our stablishement for smokes, rum and female company [all strikly legal according to hour frends in da legul bidness] plus we pays a small retainment to Offisur Frendly of da police so dey not pester us. What all beside da point what is dat when we show up at da Sandals, dey run us off da property becuz dey say we was devaluatin’ da point of da exersize. So my partner Willie say to me, “Rib Bone, WTF dey talkin’ ’bout?” We bin entrepanooring for years an talk of us expandinating into da hotel bidness be right up our alley. Also, da food ain’t lookin’ too bad at da meetin’. So Willie, hoo is ’bout to open a small can of whup ass for dat bunch at Sandals hoo is not desiring of da compatitshun we can make, we gits tagether wit the BTA dudes and offur dem some fine female company, some fine smokes, top shelf rum and a room for da nite if dey don’t want to go home to mama. Also, for dose two who didnt want da lady company, we offur dey choice of sevrul small animuls or a handsum yung gentlemen from a nearby island [who ain’t got work papers so he be anonimus]. So a good time was had by all and da BTA miss da shindig at da Sandals becuz of you stalwart contribaters
    PS we shud tell yoo dat W&RB Airliners is bout to fly when Willie neffu get out of da slammer in Miami for haulin dat load of agrikulcher produks we harvest from behind da rum shop befo da polise snap us up
    Willie and Rib Bone