Country – Barbados

Greening Vehicular Transport in the Caribbean

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Aim of the Project Caribbean countries are largely dependent on fossil fuels to supply most of their energy needs. In Jamaica fossil fuel imports account for 28 percent of merchandise imports, and for 27 percent in both Guyana and Cuba. One of the main consumers of energy imports in the region is the transport …

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Modelling the Stability of the Barbadian Financial System

Aim of the Project The financial system is one of the most important parts of an economy, governing all movements of capital between agents. It also provides useful indicators of the health of an economy and various groups such as government entities, private companies and individuals. Many observers of any economy will therefore pay close …

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Ron Johnson, MD Blueprint Creative Inc, on Customer Experience in Barbados

Ron Johnson is the Managing Director of Blueprint Creative Inc, a brand development firm based in Barbados. Blueprint Creative Inc and Antilles Economics recently collaborated to survey consumers about Customer Experience in Barbados. The following interview with Ron provides his perspective on the results. We have just released the results of our Customer Experience Survey …

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Forecasting the future of the Barbadian Insurance Industry

Aim of the Project The great recession that began in 2007 was a period of significant uncertainty. Economic activity in most Caribbean countries contracted, resulting in rising rates of unemployment and reduced sales for most companies. Our client was a company within the Barbadian insurance industry, which is particularly sensitive to changes in the labour …

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Impact of Legislative Change on Demand for Medicines in Barbados

Aim of the Project In early 2011, the Government of Barbados introduced a dispensing fee for prescriptions filled at private pharmacies. This fee, the equivalent of 30% of the cost of the medicine, was expected to raise US$6 million for the Government and reduce the budget of the Barbados Drug Service by US$8.7 million. The …

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Interview: Electric Car Rentals

Introducing Electric Car Rentals Today’s post interviews Kieshelle Mcknight-Cummins from Electric Car Rentals, a new car rental company in Barbados with an ambitious mission: to be the regional leader in green transportation by providing 100% eco-friendly vehicles for rent to tourists and residents.  The company only offers electric or hybrid vehicles with zero or ultra low …

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