Sunday, October 04, 2009

BVI Joins the Observance of Caribbean Statistics Day

The British Virgin Islands Government will observe Caribbean Statistics Day on October 15, along with other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. This became the result of discussions during the 33rd Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS), which was held in October last year and attended by representatives of CARICOM member countries’ statistical offices.

The themes of the Statistics Day will be Better Statistics, Better Management and Better development Outcomes. The Development Planning Unit (DPU), which is the Government agency responsible for acquiring and analyzing statistics, will coordinate the activities of the day. Ms. Patlian Johnson, the Acting Director of the Unit, explained the main idea of the observance of this day as highlighting “the role of statistics in decision making and in facilitating economic planning and analysis.”

Central activity of the Caribbean Statistics day in BVI will be a discussion focusing on the Importance of Statistics for the development of the territory. According to the Acting DPU director, the discussion board will include experts in the areas of statistics, economic development, finance and socio-economic research.

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