Erm, Did You Know You Could Work Remotely From Barbados For A Year?

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Still WFH? With many being told that they could be spending the rest of the year working from their kitchen desk, we seem to have a world divided with some over the moon at the thoughts of not facing their commute until 2021, while others are suffering from major cabin fever.

Yep, it’s just one of those situations, but regardless of what side you fall on, there’s a new scheme in the works which can send workers to the Caribbean to work remotely from there.

I know, right? Read on.

Most of us had always wanted to visit the tropical paradise and with this new scheme it could be possible. As we all know travel had become heavily restricted which means most countries that rely on tourism are suffering, Barbados is one of them.

And so, to combat this issue, their government decided to introduce a new scheme that would help encourage people to travel to their island and allow internationals to work remotely from there for up to a year.

 

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If the island is to stay without tourism for any longer, they might have the same fate as Bajan and so, the their government is putting a new scheme in place to get more bodies on the Island.

If you are anxious about travelling abroad due to the outbreak, you will be pleased to hear that Barbados has only had 98 cases of Covid-19 and 7 deaths, which compared to most places would be considered quite low.

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley has stated that the scheme will “allow persons to come and work from here overseas digitally, so that persons don’t need to remain in the countries in which they are”. Which is very generous of them to open themselves up to that kind of exposure.

During the official reopening of the Primo Bar and Bistro at St. Lawrence Gap, Christchurch, Mottley, they also welcomed the idea of visitors saying and working by saying:

“You don’t need to work in Europe or the U.S. or Latin America. If you can come here and work for a couple of months at a time; go back and come back.” This would basically mean Barbados would open themselves up to the world, leaving anyone and everyone to apply for this scheme.

 

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Mottley gave more details as to how the government will establish this in her next statement:

“The government is committed to working with you on the promotion of new concepts like the 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp, being able to open our borders to persons travelling and making it as hospitable as ever for all of us, and making it available for Barbadians from every walk of life to believe that for special occasions, or just for so, that they can come out and be a part of this wonderful exercise.”

This of course left many questions in people’s minds, but had left them excited and hoping for the better outcome for their economy.

 

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The details on the actual scheme are very vague and a bit in the air which makes it hard to run with the idea for long. But wouldn’t it be great to sit on a sandy beach, sun kissing your feet and the sound of the ocean being your new normal while you work remotely?

We will keep our readers posted for further information when it becomes available!

By STELLAR intern Anastasiya Sytnyk

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