Adua Kinch

April 11, 2017


The Hawksbill turtle is an endangered species in Barbados and regularly found in the south coast waters of the island. During nesting season, the turtle leaves the sea to find an area to lay her eggs. She digs a pit in the sand and then lays her eggs before returning to the sea, leaving her buried eggs behind. They will hatch in about 60 days. When she comes to shore to lay her eggs, the Turtle Watch hotline is called and volunteers come out and mark the spot of the nest. Approximately 60 days later little baby turtles come to life, and it’s a sight to behold. Some babies make their way into the sea but some get lost and gravitate towards light. Everyone present goes into action to rescue these beautiful little creatures by picking them up and putting them in a bucket until the volunteers come to safely […]
February 28, 2017


It takes vision, confidence, and strong business acumen to take the plunge into the hospitality industry in Barbados in 1977 and build an operation from the ground up. Award winning Barbadian hotelier, Robert Jeffrey Kinch, did exactly that when he conceived, constructed and opened this hotel 40 years ago, with 27 rooms. “Jeff”, as he is affectionately known, was a young soldier in the British Army serving in Aden, Canada, Germany, Malaysia and Thailand. He returned to his beloved Barbados in 1969 convinced he could make an important contribution to the further development of his birthplace. His effective management skills, plethora of knowledge and invaluable contribution to his country, earned him the respect of his hospitality industry colleagues and several awards including the Member of the British Empire (MBE) in Queen Elizabeth’s 2013 New Year honours. His effervescent, warm personality and wit, endeared him to his staff. There are employees […]