Rental of caskets takes off in Barbados

(Barbados Nation) The rental of caskets has taken off in Barbados in a significant way.

And a number of funeral homes are cashing in on this trend as people look for more economical ways to say final goodbyes to their loved ones.

Rather than paying upwards of B$4 000 for a locally-made casket and as much as B$15 000 for an import, Barbadians can have the same “turnout” for a fraction of the cost. Figures quoted range from B$1 500 to B$2 500.

However, rentals are only done when the body is to be cremated and there is a memorial service or viewing of the body.