(Trinidad Guardian) One of the six Trinidad and Tobago nationals who were on board the Caribbean Princess and allowed to return home on Saturday says she cried when she was welcomed back after being stranded at sea for months.
In an interview with Guardian Media yesterday, an obviously overjoyed Esther Dyer, a female vocalist with the band Xcite, was full of praise for everyone who advocated to get her and the other five locals back home.
“I know that at times we felt hopeless, I just know that we needed to come home and be with the people that we loved.”
She said while the group makes their living at sea, being stuck on the ship with no idea of when they would be able to come home while the world braced itself for the wrath of the COVID-19 virus, left them scared and in despair.
But with her prayers answered, Dyer said her heart was heavy for other crew members who were not being allowed into their home countries.