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255,833 persons will be eligible to vote in Thursday’s general election. This number was disclosed to caribbeansignal.com earlier tonight by an official from the Electoral & Boundaries Commission. There is also a possibility that an addendum will be made and that this number will increase by a very small amount.¬†For comparison: 249,024 persons were eligible…

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Highlights from the Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission to Guyana: Economic growth slowed in 2017, but became more broad-based Weaker than expected export growth and higher oil prices contributed to current account balance turning negative Fiscal deficit remained stable in 2017 Medium-term prospects are stable (driven by oil production) Debt sustainability…

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Yesterday I looked at historical election data for Barbados. Today I’m focusing on voter turnout across the Caribbean. Using Caribbean Elections¬†(C.E.) as my source, I focused on recent election results across several Caribbean countries and zeroed in on voter turnout. I also included voter turnout values for recently held elections in the US, UK and…

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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…

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