World crises

World crises as they appear and natural phenomena.

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A BajanThings 101 on AI Chatbots: ChatGPT and Bard. Why you MUST fact check the output…

Here is a BajanThings 101 on AI Chatbots – using Errol Barrow’s time in the RAF from 1940 to 1947 as the reference source. Artificial Intelligence (AI) ChatBots like ChatGPT and Bard are being promoted as the “next BIG thing”. With any new technology, there are bound to be some teething problems and issues that need […]

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Barbados in 2030 – Scenarios 3 & 4

These “Barbados in 2030″ scenarios were created 4 years ago in 2019 for a Caribbean regional conglomerate, who gave me permission to re-publish them. In this post, BajanThings are re-publishing the second two of the four scenarios. The first two potential outlooks for Barbados in 2030 were based on the premise that Bajan society would

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Barbados 2030 scenarios by Greg Hoyos

Barbados in 2030 – Scenarios 1 & 2

These “Barbados in 2030″ scenarios were created 4 years ago in 2019 for a Caribbean regional conglomerate, who gave me permission to re-publish them. In this post, BajanThings are re-publishing the first two of the four scenarios which were based on the premise that Bajan society would generally “pull together”, as it has for centuries:

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World Fuel crisis, fuel poverty in 2022

[Updated Aug 2023 with actual results of savings for period August 2022 to August 2023 – skip to end for results.] 2022 is the year of the world energy crisis. The cost of gas and electricity has skyrocketed. From the COVID-19 pandemic crisis over the last two years we have moved to Putin’s Ukraine annexation

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Life after COVID-19. Hope for a new world order

With the spread of the COVID-19 virus showing no sign of leaving the world any time soon it is probably premature to talk or think of life after it is gone. It appears that the necessary and common sense restrictions on gathering has slowed the COVID-19 infection rate and by extension the COVID-19 death rate.

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Hurricane Janet – 22 September 1955

Barbados is occasionally visited by Hurricanes which can cause widespread damage and loss of life. Fortunately this does not occur very often. The last major one was Hurricane Janet on 22nd September 1955.  After leaving us she went on to wreak havoc in Grenada and then across the Caribbean basin. Much has been written on

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Hurricane Ivan 2004 – Emergency radio service in Grenada

Grenada is a volcanic island of 90,000 people that is a major producer of nutmeg, cloves and other spices.  Its known as the “Spice Island”. On Tuesday 7th September 2004 Grenada was was struck by Hurricane Ivan (a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale). For nearly 12 hours the island was subjected to storm

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