Barbados invites same-sex couples to live on the island for a year

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07/22/2020

Barbados, one of the smallest but most-visited Caribbean islands, recently announced it would allow foreigners to live and work remotely on its shores for 12 months in an attempt to kickstart its tourism economy, hampered by the pandemic and a lack of rapid testing throughout the nation. Though the announcement made for enthusiastic headlines around the world, there was less excitement among the queer community, owing to Barbados’ archaic laws on homosexuality and a note on the application. With the situation unclear, prime minister Mia Mottley sought to make clear that Barbados “welcomes all”. “There is an issue as to who Barbados will welcome and who it will not welcome,” she said in parliament. “I want to say as long as I am prime minister of this nation we welcome all, every one.

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