Author: Amit Uttamchandani

Reproduced with permission, the full text of Dr. Delisle Worrell – former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados – August 2019 newsletter: The main reason that Barbados slipped from Number 46 in the global competitiveness rankings to Number 72 in the most recent Global Competitiveness Report is the poor performance of our public sector.…

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Reproduced with permission, the full text of Dr. Delisle Worrell – former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados – July 2019 newsletter: The one question which always surfaces in response to my lecture “The time has come to permanently retire all our Caribbean currencies” (search for this title on Youtube) is about national sovereignty.…

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From mid-night July 7 consumers in Barbados paid less for gasoline and diesel. The retail price of gasoline fell from $3.93 BDS per litre to $3.86, 7 cents / 1.8% less. The retail price of diesel fell from $3.14 BDS per litre to $3.02 BDS, 12 cents / 3.8% less. (Source: Barbados Government Information Service). Insights For…

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Press Release No. 19/235 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2019 IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility for Barbados and Approves US$48.7 Million Disbursement · The completion of the review enables an immediate disbursement of SDR 35 million (about US$48.70 million). A four-year EFF arrangement was approved on October 1,…

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