• Today
    April 26

  • 10:48 AM

Dear: Cash in gay tourism

Anesta Henry,

Added 04 November 2011


As controversy rages over Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron’s push for reform of homosexuality laws, the Barbados Government is being urged to cash in on the gay tourism market. While welcoming Cameron’s stance yesterday, Darcy Dear, the president and founder of the United Gays and Lesbians Association of Barbados (UGLAB), said it was time this island took an interest in gay tourism which he said was growing worldwide. In an exclusive interview with the WEEKEND NATION, Dear also revealed that Barbados hosted more than 400 gays travelling on a cruise ship on Wednesday and some showed an interest in investing in the island. “Look at gay tourism the same way you can look at sex tourism and all the other tourisms. And always remember, most gay people have what they call liquid cash,” Dear said. Read the full story in today's WEEKEND NATION.


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Did you expect more guns to be turned in during the amnesty?