Union Island’s Animal Shelter: Bittersweet Update

August 5, 2017

It’s a sad story with a bittersweet ending. Union Island: a mother and two litters of puppies are abandoned by an owner who has just left Union and the mother is later found dead, presumably poisoned. The puppies are rescued and brought to the Southern Grenadines Animal Kindness (SGAK) animal shelter, where they are slowly […]

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Furry, Feathered, 4-Legged, No-Legged Citizens of Barbados: Part 2

May 29, 2017

A friend recently shared a link to one of those tucked-away, lesser-known spots that proves itself to be a definite must-see. The Facebook pictures of nervous hands holding scaly reptiles for the camera and children’s faces bunched around feeding animals truly make it one such place. So last month, I packed the godchildren into the car and […]

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Furry, Feathered, 4-Legged, No-Legged Citizens of Barbados: Part 1

April 22, 2017

This Easter break I wanted to take my godchildren sightseeing and after receiving some parental advice, decided on the Barbados Wildlife Reserve for the first excursion. Apart from the reserve’s neat set-up and the peaceful environment, admission also gets you into the Grenade Hall Forest and Signal Station right next door. Two for the price […]

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Neglected Dogs Steal Hearts at “Animal Kindness”

February 9, 2017

It started out as a regular flight home: leave St. Vincent, stop in Union and Canouan Islands, and then on to Barbados. Settled in my seat and ready to dive into my latest Spanish novel, I looked up as the flight boarded in Union to notice a man take the seat next to me and […]

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Sea Turtles Crossing

Precious and Protected: The Sea Turtles of Barbados

January 11, 2017

Originally written for Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine. Re-printed with permission. One evening as I was nearing the end of my jog on the boardwalk on Barbados’ south coast, I noticed a crowd gathering and peering intently at something in the sand just up ahead. Small pockets of people dotted a rough line crossing my path from one […]

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