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Archived: From Destination Superiority to Rihanna’s 2 Billion Streams- Barbados is Having a Hell of A Month So Far!

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Barbados seems to be having the BEST MONTH EVER!

Barbados is #1.

Alison Hinds, Peter Ram, Rihanna, Deejay Puffy and all of the other Barbadian superstars now have a lot more to smile about when they rep their Bajan flag, this as the island has topped the Destination Satisfaction Index (DSI) for 2017. Barbados came in #1 out of 144 countries across the world, beating out Seychelles and Bermuda who came in second and third  respectively. The announcement was made and awards presented to a Barbados delegation during a ceremony at ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show held in Germany this week.

So what’s the DSI? The DSI was developed and executed by two European research companies – Norstat and dp2research, and it’s a metric that measures the overall valuation of a holiday destination based on the factors travelers find most attractive. The survey, which took place last year featured some 70,000 travellers from around the world resulting in 1.4 million responses, covering over 20 categories including Beaches, Accommodation, Airlines, Security, Cuisine and Shopping; person between the ages 15-75 years old travelling for business and leisure. Barbados made an overall world score of 8.8/10 and also ranked highest in the Accommodation category, and highest in the Americas region ahead of Bermuda and the Bahamas.
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Machel’s Melee Cruise Offering Refunds, but Date Moved to 2022.

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Machel Montano’s proving to be a stand up guy. You know how some companies hate giving refunds?…well, seems like the Monk and his cohorts at Tribe Carnival, understanding of the current climate, and the global economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, are extending an olive branch to fetters.

In a YouTube message posted last week, Machel is heard explaining why the inaugural Melee cruise, which was originally carded to sail in May 2021, has been pushed back.

He said plans are still ongoing, but explained that for those who have been strongly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing them to reconsider sailing with the Melee family, refunds would be afforded.

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5 Reasons Shenseea, Tarrus Collab Has Racked up 4.5 Million Views.

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In one week, “Lighter” by Jamaican duo, Tarrus Riley and Shenseea, has amassed 4.5 million views on VEVO. The song is now an anthem. Last month, in a virtual chat with global media, Tarrus expressed immense excitement about the single as he gave a sneak peak into his 2020 album, “Healing.” His excitement was undeniably warranted. The song is a hit.

In the past week, blogs, social media pages and streaming platforms have ignited as fans express their love of the song, some accepting Shenseea’s challenge to emulate her chord stretching chorus vocals. Even fellow Jamaican hit maker, Protoje gave it a go!

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