Practical Information

Dates and location

The workshop ran from 10-17 March 2017 and took place at the Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados.  Below is the practical information given to participants.


There was a US$100 workshop fee per participant.


The airport is on the south-east point of the island and Bellairs is on the west side in the Parish of St. James (about a 40 minute taxi drive). Here is a map of Barbados. Tell the taxi drivers to take you to Bellairs Research Centre in Holetown. Holetown is small and Bellairs is on the main (only) street – it is just north of Folkstone Park. The taxi ride should cost about US $35.

Accommodation and meals

The cost of a room will depend on the room. The room allocations are made by the organizer, please do not contact the Bellairs staff to make room bookings. Dinners will be served on site for US $25 per meal and breakfasts for US $7 per meal.  Slightly higher rates apply to weekend meals.

Payment and currency

Payment at Bellairs can be made by credit card. Throughout Barbados, US currency is freely accepted at 2 Barbadian dollars per US dollar. Other currencies (euros, pounds sterling, Canadian dollars) are not accepted; you will have to change them at banks or at the airport. People have had trouble using their bank cards from Europe, but Canadian and US cards seem to work. At the airport if you go around to the departures side just after you arrive you will find cash machines that will work.


There is wireless hookup for laptops so you can bring your own laptop. There is a small fee for using the internet.

Other things to note

Barbados is safe and one shouldn’t worry about travelling alone during the day. Good things to bring are suntan lotion or dark skin, mosquito repellent, swimwear, running shoes, papers/books/stationery and light clothing (it will be warm).

10-17 March 2017