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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, 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…

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