Comparing Barbados with Greece


There’s apparent consensus on one aspect of Barbados’ economy: it’s in crisis. Stunted growth accompanies fiscal and balance of payments deficits. Recurring sovereign debt downgrades persist despite austerity measures (layoffs, increased taxation, delayed attention to public utility provision) accompanied by Central bank and, reportedly, National Insurance Scheme accommodation supporting government expenditure. It’s useful, perhaps instructive, […]

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Bowled over by breadfruit

If there is one thing that Barbadians like to do it is eat. Chicken, fish, pork, pigtails, beef, chips, rice, macaroni, breadfruit, potatoes, you name it. And while it has been said repeatedly that…