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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, responses have been paraphrased. Anonymous, 36-year-old, 1st time voter, of St. Michael South Central constituency. Did you vote in today’s general election? Yes. Why did you vote? I voted for…

Read More Barbados General Election Results 2018: The People Speak

Massy and ANSA McAL are two of the largest conglomerates operating across the Caribbean (and beyond in some cases). In 2016, revenue for Massy was $1.7 Billion US Dollars with a total of 12,000 employees. ANSA McAL’s revenue and head count for the same period was $892 Million USD and 6,000 employees respectively (revenue figures…

Read More If Conglomerates Were Countries: Comparing Massy and ANSA McAL with the Caribbean

The price of gasoline and diesel in Barbados changed effective December 4 2017.¬† Based on the historical data I collected, this was expected. Fuel prices have changed every month over the last few years and usually within the first week of a new month. For December 2017, gasoline moved from $3.19 BDS to $3.27 BDS…

Read More Fuel Price Change in Barbados for December 2017

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