Tag Archives: Barbados Economy

Too Much Voodoo

The year 2020 was my year for playing shots – using Clyde Mascoll’s recent cricket analogy. This was to be the year of making significant investments, all of which would have benefited Barbados and Barbadians. Then Clyde got in the way. Like so many other Barbadians, I have a mortgage. The only benefit of a mortgage is that it allows

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Two More Years

The article (below) by Barbados Today attempts to capture the contribution on VOB 92.9 Starcom by Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn on the economy and his forecast. To be honest after listening to Straughn – a key man on government’s finance team – the blogmaster was not optimistic the country will see an ease in two years.

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Trapped by Financialzation

“The lost decade since the financial crisis is living up to that old adage that when you get economists in a room, you’ll get eleven opinions. The old guard is unable to explain to people just what on Earth is going on”– Grace Blakeley A pulse check of the level of debate concerning all matters affecting Barbadians in this space

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Post General Election Musings

Of concern to Barbadians everywhere is the ‘fatigue’ that has set in triggered by an economy stuck in the doldrums for  more than 10 years. Some Barbadians although tired of the persistent state of affairs seem to have expected Mia and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to flick a switch to quick fix the economic problems of the country.  Old

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Governor Cleviston Haynes Delivers Q2′ 2018 Economic Review

Text file (PDF): CLICK HERE     Why You Should Watch the Quarterly Economic Review   Created 30 Jul, 2018 Every quarter, the Central Bank of Barbados publishes its review of Barbados’ economic performance. The video review, delivered by the Governor, is livestreamed on the Bank’s website and YouTube channel, and also posted in its entirety – about 10 minutes

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Anticipating the Impact of Additional Taxes on the Tourism Sector

[Barbados Underground] It is now a full month since the new Government imposed the mandatory room levy that our cherished guests have been asked to pay. How effective has the additional tax collection been and will we ever know what sort of overall revenue has been successfully collected? Or how many the yet unregistered accommodation providers have so far evaded

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