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Political Risks Mounting

September 2010 | Political Risk Analysis

BMI View: With Barbadian Prime Minister David Thompson receiving cancer treatment in the US, acting leader Freundel Stuart faces major challenges as the island's economic woes translate into rising political risks. Unless unemployment can be brought back under control, we believe that public unrest could be on the cards, likely necessitating a downgrade in our short-term political risk ratings.

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