Summary: Based on publicly available data, Barbadians are paying more at the pump in 2017 for gasoline and diesel compared to 2016. For 2017 – so far – Barbadians paid an average of $3.02 BDS per litre for gasoline and $2.25 BDS per litre for diesel. For gasoline, September was the most expensive month at $3.25…Read More Barbados Fuel Price Analysis 2016 to 2017
UPDATE: Click here for data up to Dec 2017 The murder count for the year has risen from 24 to 26. The two recent victims are Renaldo Gittens and Rico Burgess. Both were killed in Marley Vale, St. Philip on August 29. Latest Data: 26 murders to date. June, July and August had the most…Read More Barbados Murder Statistics August 2017
Political operatives take note: Facebook is your friend and may help you influence an election in the majority of Caribbean countries. I recently compiled population data from the CIA’s World Factbook, along with data from Facebook’s advertising tool, and obtained “potential audience reach” numbers for several Caribbean countries. I also added in the voting age…Read More Facebook Advertising May Help Influence Caribbean Elections
The Nation newspaper and Barbados Today recently reported a total of 24 murders for the year (so far). However, by my count – which was based on their reporting – the total was 23. Now I see why. On Aug 22 the Nation newspaper made a correction: Missing from the count was Sherwin Success who was…Read More Correction: Barbados Murder Number 24
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Barometer publication (June 2017, Vol. 15), international tourist arrivals to the Caribbean region amounted to 25.2 million for the year. However, according the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), tourist arrivals surpassed 29 million. So, why the difference of at least 2 million tourists between the CTO and…Read More Over Two Million International Tourists “Missing” In The Caribbean?
UPDATE: Click here for data up to Dec 2017 On August 22, the print edition of the Daily Nation newspaper published a list of murders for the year (‘Murder High’ Pg. 32). The list included names, ages, dates, how and where the victims died. The evening update of Barbados Today, an online news publication, listed…Read More Barbados Murders For 2017
CNN has an interactive guide to viewing the solar eclipse. Based on their map, the closer you are to their “blue line,” the higher the chances of you seeing a total eclipse. 75 and 90% chance of seeing a total eclipse: The Bahamas Turks and Caicos Islands Dominican Republic British Virgin Islands Montserrat 50 to…Read More Solar Eclipse Viewing For The Caribbean