Carolyn and Tyler like many others decided to accept the invitation of our Prime Minister Mia Mottley. They moved to Barbados on our Welcome Stamp visa for 1 year. When I asked them why they chose Barbados they said, “Barbados chose us!” They both grew up in Seattle and then moved to Arizona and Las Vegas before moving to Barbados. In speaking with them I was intrigued by how much they had learned about Barbados and the degree to which they had already embraced our culture. I decided to ask them a few questions about their experiences in Barbados and especially how they adapted during our ‘Pause’.
Our Welcome Stamp has answered the call for many people who are willing to take advantage of our ‘Work from Home’ initiative.
On March 28th 2020 we were all given the mandate to stay at home. Many businesses closed their physical doors and opened for business virtually.
We have all experienced a very interesting period of our existence over the last few months, where we were all required to take residence in our homes for our own protection. As the airlines canceled flights and borders began to close many visitors made a last-minute attempt to cancel their vacation plans to be safe in their own countries of residence. However, a few choose to ride out the lockdown period here with us in Barbados!
The Parish of St. Philip or "St. Farlip" as it is affectionately known is the largest and most easterly parish in Barbados. Its main hub is known as Six Roads. This unique hub received its name because six roads extend from the roundabout, making it an easy connection point to Christ Church, St. George and St. John. Six Roads is a hive of activity offering many amenities such as restaurants, a gas station, a school, Emerald City shopping complex which includes a large supermarket, bank, credit union, post office and a few retail stores.
Every year, we clean our homes from top to bottom, change curtains and purchase new appliances and furniture, so how can we use these Christmas preparations or our Bajan ‘spring cleaning’ as a way of maintaining our homes yearly?