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CARICOM Marks Caribbean Statistics Day

Belize and the countries of CARICOM marked Caribbean Statistics Day today. On the occasion, the regional grouping’s Secretary General, Doctor Carla Barnett stressed the need for countries to produce timely statistics to help drive the recovery from the pandemic in both the health and economic sectors. She added that quote “To achieve this goal, statistical agencies must be adequately resourced to provide the data inputs to ensure evidence-based decision making” End quote. Also speaking on the occasion is CARICOM’s statistics champion, Grenada’s Prime Minister, Doctor Keith Mitchell, who reiterated that statistics is more than just numbers and bar graphs; they are things that help government provide goods and services to its people and save lives in difficult times.