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Census stopped in light of concerning videos on social media


The Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) has suspended Census enumeration until further notice.

Weeks after a series of videos showing an individual offering badges, shirts and tablets for sale for thousands of dollars in order for persons to impersonate staff of the BSS, this decision has been taken.

In a press statement released this weekend, the Barbados Statistical Service said that it is aware of the videos circulating on social media relating to the sale of items regarding the Population and Housing Census. Emphatically, the BSS distanced itself from the man in the video urging citizens: “Please be aware that the individual in the video is not associated with, nor is authorised to conduct business on behalf of the Barbados Statistical Service.”

Noting that the safety of the BSS staff and the Barbadian public is paramount, the BSS assures, “we have engaged the Barbados Police Service in this matter.”

And the Service is reminding Barbadians and residents on island, that all Officers of the BSS are governed by the Statistic Act, Cap. 192, which prohibits all employees from divulging information collected on individuals and individual businesses.

For further reference, visit webpage www.stats.gov.bb, or call 535-2600.





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