The flight time from Accra, Ghana to Barbados was recorded as precisely eight hours on Thursday (July 30).
With some positing many be eight hours plus, the 95 Ghanaian nurses who arrived on island within the night of Thursday put to mattress this dialogue and any argument.
They arrived by way of Azores Airline on a direct chartered flight, efficiently and effectively organised by a Barbadian firm.
Reiterating the attraction that Africa holds for Caribbean nationals and vice vera, Well being Minister Jeffrey Bostic advised the media:
“This can be a continuation of an initiative that was began by the Honourable Prime Minister for us to reconnect with our brothers and sisters from Africa and naturally Ghana being the ancestoral residence.
“It’s also momentous as a result of what occurred in the present day (July 30) is that we had a direct flight from Africa to Barbados. And that is essential as a result of I imagine that this flight was shorter than a flight from right here to the UK, and this speaks quantity for what is feasible going ahead and I am positive that every one of us are wanting ahead to the beginning of economic flights, direct flights, not solely between Barbados and Africa however the Caribbean, CARICOM and Africa.”
Initially it was thought that the flight was eight hours and 15 minutes however the contingent from Ghana corrected that it was solely eight hours actual.
Tourism Minister Senator Lisa Cummins additionally shared that after a few years and lots of negotiations with totally different nations to extend direct airflight.
“We had been right here and in a position to welcome the primary flight from Azores in a position to see our colleagues, our brothers and sisters from Ghana, over eight hours, similar size of time that we take to go to different elements of the world.”