After seven years in office Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler indicated today that Barbadians have to brace for more bitter economic medicine. His foreboding message comes against the removal of Barbados from the World Economic Forum latest report.
In a move that should raise questions about access to economic data on Barbados, the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index for 2015-16 has declined to offer a ranking for the country, citing a lack of information.
This year the report covers 140 economies, but not this country. According to the editors, “In this edition, because of absence of data, we could not include Angola, Barbados, Burkina Faso, Libya, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Timor-Leste, or Yemen.”
Barbadians may be surprised to see their country’s name linked to such countries with regard to economic matters – The Broad Street Journal.