Effective mid-night January 7, the retail price of gasoline and diesel in Barbados changed. Gasoline increased from $3.27 BDS per litre to $3.35, an increase of 8 cents, while Diesel fell from $2.58 BDS per litre to $2.57, a decrease of 1 cent (Source: Barbados GIS).    

Read More January 2018 Fuel Price Change in Barbados: Gas Up, Diesel Down.

Terrence Brathwaite was Barbados’ first reported shooting victim for 2018. He was 25 years old. According to Barbados Today, the body of Brathwaite – who was missing for 3 days – was found in Silver Hill, Christ Church. During January 2017 there were was one murder: Romario Lewis who was 20 years old (the Nation reported…

Read More 25 Year Old Is Barbados’ First Reported Shooting Victim For 2018

Liberty Latin America – previously referred to as LiLAC and consisting of Liberty Global’s Latin America and Caribbean operations – is now a separate entity. Let’s Recap: Q4 2015: News of Liberty Global plan to acquire Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC), parent of Flow, for US $8.3b (almost double the 2015 GDP of Barbados). Q4…

Read More The Liberty Latin America Split And A Climate Change Warning?

21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne is the island’s latest murder victim to date. Alleyne, a cousin of Rihanna’s, was shot and killed on Boxing Day. Based on my count, the total number of murders for 2017 is at least 31 persons. The emphasis on my count is important because figures on the Nation and  Barbados Today…

Read More Barbados Murder Statistics December 2017

Massy and ANSA McAL are two of the largest conglomerates operating across the Caribbean (and beyond in some cases). In 2016, revenue for Massy was $1.7 Billion US Dollars with a total of 12,000 employees. ANSA McAL’s revenue and head count for the same period was $892 Million USD and 6,000 employees respectively (revenue figures…

Read More If Conglomerates Were Countries: Comparing Massy and ANSA McAL with the Caribbean