Saturday, April 21, 2018
"There are just a handful of hotels in the Caribbean as lauded and well respected as Sandy Lane. Barbados’s powerhouse resort, which sits on the west coast of the island, has played host to a flock of celebrities, business personalities and royalty since it opened in 1961.
Originally built on the site of an old sugar plantation, this Leading Hotels of the World member retains plenty of the authentic charm that led to it becoming an instant hit more than half a century ago, despite it having been completely rebuilt in 2001.
Remaining popular with the world’s elite has involved an endless process of refurbishment, development and a refusal to accept that luxury has boundaries."
Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/caribbean/perfect-island-getaway/sandy-lane-barbados
Posted by KNRX at 3:14 AM
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Eager to see something done with the 32-acre Clearwater Bay, Black Rock, St Michael site, a frustrated Andrew Stewart, who has investments in a number of hotels and restaurants here, said he was willing to seriously look at taking over the development, but it would have to come with “the right terms”.
“Yes, if it came on the right terms it is something that I and my investors would look at with interest,” said Stewart, the chairman of the stockbroking and investment management firm Ravenscroft Limited.
Recalling that many of his friends had invested in the project to construct a 110-room hotel and 35 private villas, Stewart told Barbados TODAY it was disheartening that the project had ground to a halt.
“Every time I go pass there, you know, there is no building work going on. Why don’t we actually do something with it? Some of the highest profile people in the world put their names down for it. Let’s try and get it organized; cut all the nonsense of whatever it is and build the bloody hotel there ...”
Read more: https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/01/16/hotel-hope
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
>>>Sir Cliff Richard is aiming to start a new life in Barbados once he has cleared his name in a child-sex investigation, friends have told the Sunday People.
They claim the 73-year-old megastar is the victim of a police witch-hunt.
And they insist he will move to the West Indian paradise as soon as he has proved his innocence.
Sir Cliff owns a sprawling £6million estate – complete with a luxury villa – on the Commonwealth island.
And he took out citizenship there two years ago.<<<
Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/cliff-richard-planning-new-life-4296739#ixzz3EFXFO3ZD
Posted by KNRX at 12:14 PM
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Have the ghosts of Paradise Beach Club already landed in Haywoods? Are we now seeing emerging one of the reasons why Sandals' Butch Stewart recently out of the blue bought Almond Beach Village outright off the hands of the government of Barbados at bargain basement? It is suspected that the other reason had to do with the nascent calls from the operators of the section of ABV that's open for the entire St. Peter property to be turned over them for a quick and cheap re-opening. Now that Butch got his way, any deviation from announced plans the question must be asked whether he is beginning to put ABV on the ice as much he did to PBC a generation ago:
"The much talked about construction of the Beaches Resort at the former Almond Village property in St Peter could be delayed.
Although not saying how long the setback was anticipated to be, Gordon Butch Stewart, chairman of the parent company Sandals Resort International, said it was unlikely that the planned multi-million-dollar project would get off the ground in the first quarter of next year as initially announced.
In February, Stewart told Barbados TODAY that the plan was to start construction in the middle of April 2015, with an expectation that it would be completed in about 22 months.
However, when asked last Friday if the plans were still on course, Butch would only say: “We are working towards that [date, but] it is probably a bit further down in the year . . . We are juggling a lot of things right now and there is a lot of work taking place on that Beaches design.”"
Sunday, August 17, 2014
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"His £3million Algarve farm and his £6million plantation-style villa in Barbados are his pride and joy. He spends more time there than he does at the apartment that was raided yesterday, which he bought in 2008.
He shrugged recently that he spends 'a week here, a week there' in Britain and it has been revealed that he is not even a UK resident any longer as he spends so little time in the country. He is domiciled instead in Barbados, where he spends each winter."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2725318/I-ll-bachelor-boy-s-way-I-ll-stay-His-bandmate-s-wife-Sue-Barker-rumours-sexuality-Sir-Cliff-Richard-s-love-life-apparent-lack-thereof.html#ixzz3AcQa8teE
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Jetty Saved In Speightstown's Twin-City - Charleston, SC. Is anyone paying attention in Barbados? Click here for more - http://j.mp/19WVWmX.
"Speightstown has been twinned with:
England - Reading, Berkshire, England (since 2003)
United States - Charleston, South Carolina (since November 1997), the original parts of which were based on the plans of Barbados's capital city Bridgetown. Many dispossessed indigo, tobacco and cotton planters departed from Speightstown along with their slaves and helped found Charleston after there was a wholesale move to adopt sugar cane cultivation in Barbados; a land and labour intensive enterprise which helped usher in the era of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the British West Indies."
Click here - http://j.mp/StownJet - to sign the petition for the restoration of the Speightstown Jetty.
Posted by KNRX at 2:50 PM