As if Covid itself wasn’t bad enough a worry for our elderly on Barbuda, they are now waiting for the funds they have contributed to all their working lives – their pension.
On Barbuda this is especially difficult without someone in a bank to assist you with your finances. Older people may not want a debit card and may not familiar with internet banking. So we see them regularly being helped onto the ferry to go to Antigua to queue at the Antigua Commercial Bank to pay in a cheque that amounts to the same as the cost of the transport there to do it.
It appears that being an ‘economic power house’ only applies to some.