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Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport.

Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Spread Holiday Cheer to Caribbean Children

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 28, 2020 21:18

More than 10,000 children experienced a little more joy this holiday season with brand-new toys and games donated by the Sandals Foundation in their annual Christmas Toy Drive. As the ... Read More

The Indian community in Barbados: business, religion and race-relations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 22:24

Barbados is located in the Caribbean near Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Martinique.  It is 34 kilometers (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 miles) in width ... Read More

Sandals Foundation: Favorite Responsible Travel Foundation

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 4, 2020 02:32

The outstanding work of the Sandals Foundation to develop Caribbean communities and inspire hope in the lives of the region’s people has once again been recognized as it was named ... Read More

Sandals Beaches and Resorts Halloween Sale

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 29, 2020 01:01

As it’s spooktacular gift for resort guests, Sandals Beaches and Resorts Halloween Sale offers a free romantic private candlelight dinner for two. Couples will be seated at a table specially ... Read More

Sandals and Beaches Resorts: Travel Insurance Is On Us

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 23, 2020 21:12

Trust and confidence are increasingly becoming top priorities for consumers as they begin to safely travel to their dream destinations once again. This is why Sandals® Resorts and Beaches® Resorts are giving guests sun, ... Read More

Flights from London to Barbados on British Airways

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 19, 2020 22:09

This weekend marked the inaugural flight of the relaunched year-round daily service from London Heathrow to Barbados on British Airways after a hiatus of more than 15 years. The airline’s ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Announce More Resort Openings This Month

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 6, 2020 16:16

Signaling the continued strength for Caribbean Tourism, Sandals Resorts International announced that it would usher in four more resort openings throughout October. Beginning this week, Sandals Grenada and Sandals South ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 2, 2020 10:55

As the weather starts to cool in a lot of places around the world, Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean is welcoming fall with special offers. For a limited time, guests ... Read More

Barbados updates COVID-19 travel protocols, moves UK to ‘high risk’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020 13:48

On Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness in conjunction with the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) released the country’s updated travel protocols which will see the U.K. moving to ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: We’re Back!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 24, 2020 16:04

All Sandals Resorts are reopening, in fact, many are already open with the rest due to open soon. The time is right for so many reasons to make travel plans ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Wedding: “Virtually Perfect” Solutions

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 15, 2020 17:12

Over the past few months, one thing has remained truer than ever before – love hasn’t faltered, and neither have couples’ dreams of getting married. According to a recent survey from ... Read More

Sandals Resorts South Coast Unveils New Design Plans

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 10, 2020 00:42

Sandals Resorts International, all-inclusive company, unveiled design plans of a multi-million-dollar renovation at its picturesque Jamaican oasis, Sandals South Coast. Set to debut this December, guests can expect a new ... Read More

Sun, Sand and Social Distancing at Sandals Resorts

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 4, 2020 20:27

Yes, Sandals Resorts has taken safety measures to another level. But take a long look and you’ll notice that the qualities travelers crave more than ever have actually been at these resorts ... Read More

Barbados cancels annual Run Barbados series this year

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 26, 2020 00:43

In keeping with the global ongoing efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Run Barbados series ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Implements Water Harvesting and Sanitation for Schools

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 18, 2020 01:44

Ahead of the start of the 2020/2021 academic year, work is far advanced to improve the drought management strategy and enhance the sanitation systems within seven infant and primary schools ... Read More

Barbados announces year-round daily direct service from London Heathrow

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 13, 2020 21:53

After a hiatus of more than 15 years, Barbados will once again be serviced by British Airways from London Heathrow with a year-round direct daily service commencing October 17, 2020. ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Invests in Community Youth Center

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 13, 2020 02:23

The basketball and multi-purpose playing courts at Buckfield Playfield, located in the heart of Ocho Rios in Jamaica, have received a major facelift and renovations to better serve residents across ... Read More

Barbados implements ‘Travel Bubble’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020 22:12

The Government of Barbados has implemented a travel ‘Bubble’ for specific countries with a low incidence of COVID-19, effective August 5, 2020. They are St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. ... Read More

Barbados welcomes interCaribbean Airways

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020 22:01

On Monday, August 4, the Government of Barbados officially welcomed interCaribbean Airways, which has setup a Southern Caribbean hub in Barbados. Led by Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020 23:43

Patients of the Pediatric Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, will now be examined by and treated with state-of-the-art equipment thanks to a sizable donation from the ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 04:20

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 Million. The undetected number of COVID-19 sick may be significantly ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 15, 2020 02:17

Persons struggling to cope with COVID-19 related issues can now seek online help at the Sweet Water Foundation. The helpline which was launched in 2018 by the Sandals Foundation and ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Helping Healthcare Workers Recharge

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020 02:25

As public hospitals across the island strengthen their readiness protocol to respond to COVID-19 patients, the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital has been outfitted by Sandals Foundation with a sterile ... Read More

Barbados reaches COVID-19 milestone, flights resume July 12

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020 18:55

On Friday, Prime Minister the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, announced that Barbados has reached a milestone in its fight against COVID-19. There are no more active cases of COVID-19 in ... Read More

Sandals Resorts and Sandals Foundation: Empowering People

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 26, 2020 21:24

Sandals Resorts International created Sandals Foundation, and it has this philosophy:  We have seen that when we invest in one person, we are empowering an entire network of people – ... Read More

Barbados Prime Minister: Barbados tourism to reopen cautiously

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 19, 2020 21:55

All businesses in Barbados have been given the all clear to reopen on Monday, following the country’s restriction of various services in the fight against COVID-19. Prime Minister of Barbados, ... Read More

When Sandals Resorts Adopts a School, It Adopts the Community

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 18, 2020 00:02

When Gordon "Butch" Stewart opened his first Sandals Resort, he had one very important mandate: the resort would be required to adopt a school in the community. Team members were ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Providing Aid to the Most Vulnerable

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 10, 2020 23:28

Since the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shores of the Caribbean, the Sandals Foundation has earmarked resources and galvanized the support of government, non-governmental organizations, and corporate partners ... Read More

World Environment Day: Sandals Resorts EarthCheck Commitment

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2020 21:44

World Environment Day, June 5, 2020, is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect the environment. At Sandals Resorts & Beaches, environment day is promoted ... Read More

Barbados Tourism: We Care Initiative Launches

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 5, 2020 00:42

On Friday, May 1, 2020, the Minister of Tourism and International Transport, the Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, announced the launch of the new Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) initiative, “We Care.” ... Read More

Barbados Tourism Recovery: A new recovery.travel discussion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2020 06:10

Stanton Carter of Brand of Brand Caribbean is a task board member of the newly formed recovery.travel task force.  He submitted a recovery project proposal to support for Barbados today, ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism: Put People First During COVID-19 Pandemic

editor editor- April 23, 2020 00:49

Caribbean tourism brands, including destinations, organizations, and businesses, must put people first in order to come out of the global Covid-19 pandemic stronger. That’s the advice from Carla Santiago, the ... Read More

Official COVID-19 Statement: Barbados

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 17, 2020 01:22

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, announced that the current curfew will be extended until midnight on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Prime ... Read More

Official CTO Statement: Passing of Dr. Roy Hastick

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 14, 2020 22:04

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Roy A. Hastick: It is with profound sadness that we learn of the passing of Dr. ... Read More

Barbados reports its third death from COVID-19 virus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020 21:49

Barbados officials report that a 95-year-old man, who was very ill when he presented with symptoms of COVID-19 last Sunday, passed away early this morning, becoming the third Barbadian to ... Read More

Barbados supermarkets shut down due to COVID-19 coronavirus

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 3, 2020 02:42

Barbados has announced a 24-hour curfew. In most countries, this means people need to stay home in most circumstances but allows for them to carry out essential activities. This usually ... Read More

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