Friends at Barbados Free Press:
I was frankly quite shocked to read the front page story in the Barbados Advocate today Poverty, Abuse Still a Problem and especially the conclusion ‘Around 8.7 per cent of Barbadians are living below the poverty line’.
If you take the current population of Barbados at around 278,000 persons that effectively means over 24,000 are ‘living below the poverty line’.
For a ‘developed country’, I find this statistic frightening.
I do not know how the United Nation’s Development Programme defines ‘poverty’ but there must to be comparable criteria.
I am just curious what the average BFP reader thinks?