Sunday 27 September, 2020

WATCH: Oistins Bay Garden, a Ghost Town during COVID-19 curfew

Oistins Bay Garden without any limers

Oistins Bay Garden without any limers

Are Barbadians obeying the call for social distancing?

Oistins Bay Garden was a Ghost Town on a Friday evening. Something that may have once seemed impossible to imagine has become the reality.

Flames rising high from charcoal grills were as nonexistent as the fish, loud music, karaoke, line dancing and hundreds if not thousands of locals and tourists who usually flood the Bay. All of the sights, tastes, smells and sounds associated with Oistins are gone...for now.

This is the story of a country practising social distancing.


The local watering holes around the Bay Gardens were eerily quiet as well with everyone at home under the 24-hour curfew.

With an Emergency Management (COVID-19) Order, 2020, in full effect, and over 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded on the island, government has mandated under the directive that 'No group exceeding 3 persons who are not members of the same household shall remain outdoors unless they are within the curtilage of a residence.'

Even the gas station was closed at 4 pm. 

COVID-19 cancelled the Oistins Festival which would have been held over the Easter weekend, earlier this month, and it has completely brought Barbados' busiest and most popular Friday nightspot to a stop.

It's been just over a month since Barbados recorded its first two cases on COVID-19 (March 16).

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