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New stats: On number of Brit ex-pats in the Caribbean

Old Dec 18th 2006, 1:27 pm
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Talking New stats: On number of Brit ex-pats in the Caribbean

27 000 Brits choose Barbados
Published on: 12/18/06.
I know this may come up again, according to todays daily Newspaper in Barbados there's 27,000 Brits resident on the island.

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Article: 27,000 Brits choose Barbados
Date: Published on: Monday, December 18th, 2006
Source: www.NationNews.com - Barbados Daily Nation

Link: http://www.nationnews.com/story/287756894962262.php

BARBADOS HAS COME out on top as the choice spot for British expatriates to work and live in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Twenty-seven thousand British people call this island home, according to recent statistics from the Brits Abroad project of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), a think tank based in London.

When this is combined with the British nationals and/or people born in Britain who are normally resident there but spend more than three months here, that number swells to 34,000.

This number was based on those who own or rent property on the island and does not include people who travel here frequently.

Jamaica was the runner-up with 25,000 Britons – 31,000 in all if part-time residents are also included. Of that number, however, 23,000 Jamaica-based Britons are retired, indicating they returned after
a working life in the United Kingdom, whereas only
4,933 Britons in Barbados are pensioners.

Trinidad and Tobago was the next-closest CARICOM island, with 13,000 Britons living there permanently or part-time; this was followed by the Bahamas with 5,200 permanent and part-time; Antigua and Barbuda with 3,500 permanent and
part-time; and Grenada with 3,100 permanent and part-time British expatriates.

All other CARICOM members had fewer than 2,000 Britons living there permanently and part-time.

The Brits Abroad project is the first significant attempt to put a figure on the number of British citizens who live overseas.

The study found that 5.5 million Britons are expatriates – six million if those who live or work part of the year abroad are included; taken together, they represent about 10 per cent of British citizens.[-End]

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Default Re: New stats: On number of Brit ex-pats in the Caribbean

all i can say is smart brits, by far the best caribbean island imo
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Old Feb 5th 2007, 10:31 pm
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Default Re: New stats: On number of Brit ex-pats in the Caribbean

27 000 does sound a bit high!
Barbados as a whole has a population of ~260 000

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Article: BARBADOS A DREAM DESTINATION - By Shawn Cumberbatch
Date: Web Posted - Monday, February 05th, 2007
Source: www.BarbadosAdvocate.com - Barbados Advocate

Link: http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/NewV...m?Record=29789

THE British are going mad for houses in Barbados. Leading realtor, Paul Altman, confirmed reports out of the United Kingdom (UK) that nationals there were spending millions of dollars buying second homes in Barbados in increasingly large numbers.

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