Index of Retail Prices For May 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for May 2018 stood at 182.3 points, representing an overall increase of 0.1 per cent from the 181.6 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, several indices increased throughout the month in comparison to the reported figures for April. These include: Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance …

Index Of Retail Prices For April 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for April 2018 stood at 181.6 points, representing a decrease of 1.1 per cent when compared to the 183.6 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded in Clothing and Footwear by 1.0 per cent; Health by 0.05 per cent; Recreation and Culture by 1.6 per …

Index Of Retail Prices For February 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for February 2018 stood at 184.6 points, representing an increase of 0.7 per cent, when compared to the 183.4 points recorded the previous month. According to the data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded in Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels by 2.8 per cent; Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household …

Index Of Retail Prices For March 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for March 2018 stood at 183.6 points, representing a decrease of 0.5 per cent when compared to the 184.6 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded in Transport by 3.3 per cent and Restaurants and Hotels by 0.6 per cent. Declines were recorded for Food …

Unemployment Statistics For 2017

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The rate of unemployment for 2017 stood at 10.0 percent, an increase of 0.3 percentage points from the rate of 9.7 per cent recorded at the end of 2016. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey indicated that the unemployment rate among males stood at 9.8 percent and 10.1 …

Industrial Production Provisional Index – Feb. 2018

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 1.2 per cent in February 2018, when compared with the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, this was due to a decrease in the index for Electricity, Gas and Water of 9.1 per cent, while there were increases in the indices for Mining and Quarrying of 23.3 …

Tourism Course Now Available

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The Economic Affairs Division has advised that interested members of the public may now apply for the Professional Development Course: Sustainability Practices for Tourism Leaders. It will be offered online through the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Educational Portal of the Americas from October 23 to November 27. Applicants should possess a degree and work in the tourism sector. For …

Scholarship Now Available

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Interested persons may now apply for undergraduate degree programmes being offered by the University for Information Science and Technology in the Republic of Macedonia. The Economic Affairs Division has advised that the Organization of American States (OAS) has called for the applications for the programmes, which will be delivered onsite in Macedonia and in English. The scholarship benefits include: full …

Training In Climate Finance Proposal Writing

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Approximately 25 public servants are currently receiving much needed assistance in the area of proposal writing for climate finance. The two-day workshop, which is being hosted by the Economic Affairs Division, in collaboration with the Training Administration Division (TAD) and Barbados’ National Climate Finance Adviser-Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub, started today. According to Senior Economist (Ag.) in the Economic Affairs …