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Local News 18 Dec, 2020 Follow News


Cayman Airways will be taking off from Owen Roberts International airport on Sunday 20th December, 2020 on a direct flight to Barbados

This flight was arranged by the Honorary Consul to Barbados as Barbadian nationals and others from Eastern Caribbean Islands wanted to go home especially at Christmas. Some have lost parents and siblings during the year but were not able to travel to attend funerals or other family events.

is a chartered flight and although organized by the Honorary Consul to Barbados to assist Barbadian nationals, the flight will have on board, persons from Trinidad, St Lucia and Guyana, most of whom are heading home on a one-way ticket due to the current difficulty with employment. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen many persons losing their employment or having their salaries cut and although the travelers have expressed their regret at leaving the Cayman Islands, they feel it is better for them to be at home with family at this time.

Cayman Airways will deliver passengers to Barbados on 20th December and bring others back to Cayman that same day. Similarly, on 3rd January 2021 when the final legs of the flight take place, passengers who would have spent the Christmas holidays in Barbados will return on the flight and go into their mandatory two week quarantine period.

Ms Gooding-Michelin, Consul to Barbados said that even at this late stage there is still an interest in getting on board! Everyone is conscious that covid-19 is still very real and she is sure that they will take all precautions to keep themselves and others around them safe. She wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas with their families and hopes that 2021 will be a much better year for all. She adds that she hopes Cayman Airways will consider a direct flight to Barbados as part of its normal schedule in future.

To receive further information, email the Barbados Consulate Office at Barbcon2@gmail.com

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