Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica: Debt as a Percentage of GDP, 1980 to 2012

Thanks to the IMF’s Historical Public Debt Database and a special request: Public Debt as a % of GDP for Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica 1980 to 2012:

Also, a question coming out of the above chart: What was going on in Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica – from a macro or big picture point of view if you prefer – between 1993 and 1997? Ratios for all three countries were between 40 and 80%. Was this coincidental?