(Barbados Today) Members of a visiting family from New York want the Mia Mottley administration to compensate them for just under $12,000 in out-of-pocket expenses incurred during an extended period in quarantine awaiting COVID-19 test results.
Kerlisha Broomes, spokesperson for the 11-member family from Brooklyn, which included three children and an elderly relative, said they were in quarantine at a villa from the day they arrived here for the funeral of a loved one on February 6 until February 16.
Broomes said that having not budgeted for the four additional days in quarantine at the villa in the north of the island and considering that meals were not provided by the holiday facility, the experience became even more frustrating when their COVID test results were delayed, putting the funeral on hold.
“At the time of taking our test on the 11th February, we were assured by the clinic that results were scheduled for 24 hours so we were prepared for that. However, that was not the case hence the additional expenses.