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Some pampered babies at Barbados Royal Westmoreland crying over hurricane Tomas

UPDATED: November 22, 2010 9:31am Bridgetown

BFP reader ‘Come here’ says that Royal Westmoreland’s club house was open with free food and drinks throughout the period described by the “young posers” (that’s a quote!) to the Brit newspapers. Here’s what ‘Come Here’ has to say…

For the record, the renters of those 2 villas who complained to the MIRROR are young posers, entitled colonial era minded Brits, who cannot understand why “staff” did not rush from their roofless homes to bring them a Chicken Rita. Don’t ask how I know, but I do.

These disgusting snobs burned Rooney’s cabinets with candles, broke furniture, and generally abused the staff willing to brave the weather to “serve” them. The golfers clubhouse was open and operating WITH FREE FOOD AND DRINK, and several of the staff went without sleep to serve the guests. All of this nonsense here about what generator should be or what water tank could be in a million dollar home fails to explain why BL&P was unable to restore power to a lot of suffering people for nearly a week.

The point is that EVERYONE was caught flatfooted, including the inept government and salaried weather watchers, leaving Bajans a wind gust away from being in the disaster state that is St. Lucia.

All the millions wasted attracting visitors here cannot compete with the public relations nightmare Tomas has caused Barbados.

Here is our original article as published November 21, 2010…

All together now: “AWWWWWWWWW poor babies! Let mummy kiss it better!”

(While daddy shouts “Don’t do that. Let him be a man!”)

Some Royal Westmoreland guests are upset that their caviar and champagne holiday was interrupted by Hurricane Tomas. They rented Wayne Rooney’s home for 1,000 pounds a night (GOOD LORD!!!!) but when the power and water went out for three days they were greatly inconvenienced.

The p’d off guests report to the London Mirror that they had to use water from swimming pool to the flush toilets! Imagine that! They had to get a taxi driver to (hold nose here) bring them some chicken! EGADS!

And, doan ya know, the roof and door leaked during the hurricane! “Well, I never! That’s the last time I’d stay in that five million pounds rubbish heap!”

(Side note: We’ve heard rumours – only rumours, mind you – that at least three and as many as six other roofs in Barbados – gasp! – actually leaked during the hurricane!)  😉  Continue reading


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Royal Westmoreland’s Pure Leisure Group Accused of Unethical Behaviour By U.K. Town Council

A Community Is Lied To By John Morphet’s Pure Leisure Group

1/ In 2007, Pure Leisure Group purchased land in Ulverston, U.K. – presumably to develop into one of their famous holiday caravan parks or resorts. Later that year the industrial building on the site was gutted by a fire.

John Morphet's company promised to clean up their mess and didn't.

John Morphet's company promised to clean up their mess and didn't.

2/ Pure Leisure Group failed to properly secure the now-derelict building which became an immediate eyesore, and also a danger for children. Then the teenagers started using it as a place for drinking.

3/ After being approached by the town, Pure Leisure promised that they would knock down the building by July, 2009 – but July came and went with the eyesore still there.

4/ Now it turns out that Pure Leisure flipped the property to another company and failed to keep their promise to the community.

5/ Once again, a corporation has proven that it can move into a community, extract a profit without a sense of responsibility – then move on and leave the community in worse shape than when the corporation arrived.

6/ If the above scenario as reported in the media is true, it would seem that Pure Leisure Group’s John Morphet might want to take a good look at his personal values.

As for Barbadians, we would be wise to keep an eye on Morphet’s Royal Westmoreland project and view any promises he makes to Barbados with doubt.

Source: North-West Evening Mail Councillors Demand Action Over Eyesore


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