Tag Archives: Cost of Living

Cost of Living Matter (2) – A Time to Remain Unborn

Some ‘insane’ Barbadians are asking the question again – is the standard of living we have become accustomed tosustainable. Is it sensible for us `a net importer and purchaser of foreign currency to promote and implement policies that guarantee we must BORROW billions in foreign and local dollars to fund the short fall not covered from taxes collected in the

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Curb Expectations – Cost of Living Matter

Submitted by Steven Kaszab The news cycle has centered upon issues of inflation, cost of living, transportation and housing costs. Are we living far beyond our financial capabilities? Are our expectations too demanding? The true inflation levels are nearing 8.9-10%, something our governments tried to hide in an effort to bring our attention to levels they wish to achieve nearing

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Cost of Living – Crapo Smoke We Pipe

It is no surprise the ineffectual debate about reducing the cost of living has resurfaced. As usual the country is beguiled by the usual talking heads whose commentary is crafted to fulfil political interest and reaffirm traditional economic theories. However you ‘slice and dice’ the challenge facing Barbados to significantly reduce the cost of living, it cannot change the fact

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My How They “care”

Submitted by Observing First they gave a non-impactful salary increase. Then they raised taxes and rates in every place possible. Then they kept gas prices high despite world conditions. Of course they watch silently as retailers raise their prices left right and center. Then they restructured government bonds that found bondholders getting less and taking longer to do so, maybe

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Most Expensive Fast Food in the Caribbean

Visit caribbeansignal.com for more details Back in 2019, I wrote a series of articles on KFC in the Caribbean. Today, I am following it up with a look at Little Caesars in the Caribbean, and in particular, a price comparison of one of their menu staples (and a personal favourite of mine), the Little Caesars Hot-N-Ready Large Pepperoni pizza. Before I

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Cost-Us-More!!!

All across the English speaking Caribbean, there is an ominous movement of sorts, a movement of low frequency rumblings without patterns, without form, not like the rhythms of bumbatuk or soca or the one drop of reggae or mento that we are accustomed to. The essence of all of these known rhythms is that they link us to a past

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