I, Patric Tengelin, came to Barbados on the Welcome Stamp. This is where you're granted a 1-year visa to stay and work in Barbados. At the time I arrived, I needed to quarantine for 10 days and then get one more Covid test before I could delete the BIMsafe app. I only have praise for the organization and level of service by the Welcome Stamp team and immigration pre-flight, upon arrival and with any questions during my stay.
The wifi on the island is excellent and as soon as I left the hotel where I quarantined I went straight to Sheraton Mall and bought a comfortable office chair and a monitor.
Just below here you'll see what I picked up in a store called PromoTech. On 27' Samsung monitor for $489.99 BBD. In USD terms that is $245. Then the chair you see was roughly the same price. So you could get your home office set up for $500.
I was also given my Covid vaccinations shots here, no questions asked or payment requested. I remember sitting in an airport and watching Prime Minister, Mia Mottley say that Covid doesn't care whether you're Barbadian or foreign. It will jump from one person to the next regardless so anyone who comes to Barbados can have the shot.
You'll get all the information you need on locations that administer Covid vaccination from the Barbados Government Information Service. The easiest place to find that information is probably on their official Facebook page.
You will want to shop at Massy's Supermarket. They also do home delivery where you schedule either morning or afternoon. It's a great way to at least get all the heavy stuff delivered and then you can buy local produce from the many stands along the streets.
You will want to shop at Massy's Supermarket. They also do home delivery where you schedule either morning or afternoon. It's a great way to get all the heavy stuff delivered and then you can buy local produce from the many street stands.
There are two major cell phone providers. Digicel and Flow. Please check out their websites for up-to-date packages and offers.
Big shoutout to Surfers Cafe in Oistins. Home away from home.
In the time I was in Barbados I saw them remove the Queen as head of state and instead honor Rihanna as national hero. Cricket unites though and really big here.
In Oistins we got a Post Office and behind it is the Police station. Honestly, I've never been this relaxed in my entire life. This is such a mellow, laid back community.