Over the next few days I will be randomly asking people if they voted (or refrained from voting) and why. For the sake of brevity, some of the responses have been paraphrased whereas other responses are in full. Evening of May 25 2018 (After the results were announced) Anonymous female, 30 something, St. James South…

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MAY 25 UPDATE: 30-0 LANDSLIDE VICTORY FOR BLP. Voters elect MIA AMOR MOTTLEY as the first woman Prime Minister of Barbados! Despite there being a record number of alternative parties and independent candidates, the Barbados Labour Party captured all 30 parliamentary seats. Over the next several days I will be asking voters and non-voters alike…

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255,833 persons will be eligible to vote in Thursday’s general election. This number was disclosed to caribbeansignal.com earlier tonight by an official from the Electoral & Boundaries Commission. There is also a possibility that an addendum will be made and that this number will increase by a very small amount. For comparison: 249,024 persons were eligible…

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Since the beginning of 2018, I’ve spent about 50 nights in hotels across the Caribbean. I thought it would be fitting to compile and share this post while in Antigua in transit. Some travel hacks for those frequent flyers, if I missed anything, please feel free to share: WiFi access in Antigua’s airport if not…

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My career in Information Technology spans 20 years. During that time, there have been a few perennial questions. One in particular stands out: How can I guarantee that my information is 100% secure? My answer is, and has always been, you can’t. There is no such thing as “100% secure.” In fact, in today’s hyper-connected…

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Highlights from the Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission to Guyana: Economic growth slowed in 2017, but became more broad-based Weaker than expected export growth and higher oil prices contributed to current account balance turning negative Fiscal deficit remained stable in 2017 Medium-term prospects are stable (driven by oil production) Debt sustainability…

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