Tag Archives: Cost of Living

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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Smoke and Mirrors

Submitted by Observing Every once in a while we are treated to a masterful display of “watch muh while I pull a rabbit out of my hat.” Our political culture and climate is no different. A peep at the mistress payslip after her much heralded 5% increase with only 5 months back pay that she hasn’t gotten yet reminded me

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Removing the Ham from a Bajan Christmas

The news that Barbadians will have to pay more for a ham in 2017 has generated heated conversation in Barbadians- the land of ‘porkmouts’. The baking of a ham on Christmas eve night is part of a rich tradition practiced by all households. Now that the NSRL has taken full effect Barbadians will have to be smart about the household

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Is the Customs Officer Always Right?

The following article is written by Customs Officer, Arleigh Durant, for CESS NEWS (Customs and Excise Shop Stewards News). The shop stewards at Customs use CESS as an avenue to disseminate news among the staff. A member of the business community was having a candid conversation with a Customs officer. The businessman told the officer “time is money I have

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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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A Boiling Cauldron

Submitted by Old Onions Bag “capitalism gone mad ” ― Mighty sparrow Things in Barbados today are like living in a boiling cauldron. It is hot hot and getting hotter. The people of this once ‘amiable and smiling faces’ land, have changed their outward appearances over-night and are real vex. When last you been to the supermarket or joined a

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