October 2019 saw four murders taking place in Barbados. The victims were: Leandrew Sharvar Coward (33), Keron Anthony Hodge (44), Stephen McDonald Cadogan (60) and Jamar Omar Haynes (32). The victims were all attacked in the parish of St. Michael. Three of the four were gun-related deaths (the other, knife-related). The total murder count for…

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Press Release No.19/393 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2019 IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth and Final Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the sixth and final review of Jamaica’s performance under the program supported by the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). Jamaica’s sustained policy discipline, together…

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September 2019 saw at least one murder taking place in Barbados. Kevin Atherley, 25, was killed in a stabbing incident in the parish of St. Philip. For the year so far (January to September) there have been at least 37 murders. Previous reports have the shown number of murders per parish. Based on this information,…

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Reproduced with permission, the full text of Dr. Delisle Worrell – former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados – October 2019 newsletter: One often hears the comment that there are hundreds of millions of dollars of idle funds at commercial banks that ought to be directed to investment projects to create employment and grow…

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For 2017, I counted a total of at least 31 murders for the year. In my previous posts, the focus has always been on that of the victim and included details such as their name, age, location where it happened, how and their gender. This post will shift the focus to those who have been…

Read More Barbados 2017 Murders Revisited – Who Was Charged?

From mid-night September 8 consumers in Barbados will pay more for gasoline and diesel. The retail price of gasoline will be $3.81 BDS per litre, up from $3.78 BDS, 3 cents / 0.8% increase. The retail price of diesel will be $3.02 BDS per litre, up from $2.96 BDS, 6 cents / 2.0% more. (Source: Barbados Today).…

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