(246) 538-2277      info@barpbb.com       Mervue House, Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados

Participants aged 65 or older with a medical diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes are needed for a University of West Indies (Cave Hill) study conducted by Student Researcher Jamie Hinds. The study will look at the perceived role of social support in self-management of Type 2 diabetes among Barbadians 65 yrs and older before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, contact Jamie Hinds Tel: 269-1215 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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BARP branded Masks available at the BARP office Mervue House, Hastings in a variety of colours - only $15 each.
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BARP branded masks available $15

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We are excited to announce that BARP will reopen on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Effective from Wednesday, June 24, there are additional payment options for membership fees through any branch of SurePay on location. Payments can also be made on Surepay Online. 
ONLINE PAYMENTS ONLY can also be made at First Citizens Bank, City of Bridgetown Credit Union, Public Workers Credit Union & MMoney.
Republic Bank is in the final stage of completing their online platform to accommodate our membership payments and an announcement will be shared when this is completed.

The Health and Safety of our members and partners is paramount and against this background we have ensured that alternative online payment options are available to ensure that our members STAY INDOORS.

Today I want to use this space to impress upon the children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and godchildren that this is YOUR TIME TO SHOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE

Technology is second nature for you – assist your loved ones by making their online payments – let them STAY INDOORS.


The premium for our Life Benefit has been increased to $58.00 per year an increase of $18.00. The Board of Directors confirmed the increase following talks with our Broker Gallagher Insurance.

Our options were as follows; de-link and pay the annual premium of ( approx. $186 ) .

BARP remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of our valued members and will continue to monitor the current situation and make any further adjustments in the interest of our members.
As we adjust our Office flow to support guidelines from the government, we ask for your patience and understanding as we move through different phases of reopening and serving our membership.

Here is what you can expect from BARP during the first few weeks of reopening:

  1. Members will be asked to conduct business using a staggered payment method. Members whose memberships have expired up to April 30, 2020, will be asked to visit the office from June 22, 2020 to July 10, 2020, to renew their membership.
  2. Those whose memberships have expired during the month of May are asked to visit the office from July 13-22, 2020.
  3. Those whose memberships have expired in June or July can make arrangements to visit the office from July 3-August 7, 2020.
  4. This system would allow BARP to safely operate in adherence with the to the COVID-19 guidelines of social distancing and more importantly protecting our members.
  5. We have extended the amnesty for BARP Membership until July 31, 2020, giving members additional time to renew their cards.

Parking Arrangement

  1. Parking will be very limited in the BARP parking lot.
  2. Members will be asked to use alternate parking on the outside without inconveniencing neighboring property owners.
  3. There will be two 20x20 tents placed in the car park to accommodate members who are waiting on the outside of the Office. Chairs will be placed 6ft comfortably and safely wait before entering the office.
  4. We have asked PomMarine Hotel to allow our members to park in the car park adjacent to the hotel during this period.

COVID-19 Guidelines

  1. Members will be required to wear masks while in the office. NO MASK, NO ENTRY!
  2. Temperature checks will be taken before entering the building.
  3. Hands will be sanitized before entry.
  4. Seating on the inside will be adjusted in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.
  5. Opening times will remain 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  6. Numbers in the office will be very limited and extra would be accommodated with seating under the tents in the car park.
  7. Security personnel will be on site to provide guidance.
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BARP's office will remain closed until further notice.

Reminder - Insurance premiums can be paid at Surepay outlets islandwide or online. BARP membership due for renewal remains valid until June 30th.

Please continue to stay safe.


The Board and Management of BARP


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April 14th, 2020
President Marilyn Rice-Bowen discusses the new shopping schedule for seniors during the COVID-19 curfew with hosts Admiral and Kimberley.


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Post office st Philip crowded lineBARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen pleads with pensioners who are collecting cheques from post offices to practice social distancing to fight COVID-19. After recent videos and images circulating revealed some pensioners in crowded lines, the president made an impassioned plea to the high risk group while complimenting those who kept a safe distance.



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Is your BARP membership expiring soon? NO NEED TO WORRY! BARP members will be covered until June 30th, and expired cards will remain valid until this date. We're also asking all concessionaires to honour all expired cards presented during this time period.


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Are you an elderly person or living with a disability in Barbados? The Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs has a COVID-19 helpline for you. Call 536-HOPE / 536-4673 for guidance and advice.

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