The objective of today’s post is to locate, explore and compare/contrast historical data re: Public debt as a percentage of GDP for several Caribbean countries. First, we have to find the data: The Google query “debt to gdp imf” brings us – ironically – to the IMF (Barbadians take note). In particular, the query leads us…

Read More Barbados Public Debt as a Percentage of GDP 1980 to 2012

For this post, I was curious about the prices of oil during 2015 through 2017 relative to the prices of gas and diesel in Barbados during the same period. The United States Energy Information Administration website has a ton of pricing data, so I pulled WTI and Brent crude oil prices from their website: With these prices…

Read More Barbados Fuel Prices Revisited

If past data is any indicator of future events, then Barbadians should expect a change in the price of fuel within a few days. The price of fuel (gasoline and diesel) has changed every month for 2017 with changes usually occurring within the first two weeks of every month (see table below). Of the 10…

Read More November Fuel Price Change