Barbados Has Caribbean’s Highest Life Expectancy: United Nations Report


Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund.

The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was sent out on the eve of the expected birth of the planet’s 7 billionth inhabitant.

Barbados had an average life expectancy of 77 years, with 74 years for males and 80 for females.

Next on the list were Belize and the Bahamas, followed by St Lucia, with 72 for males and 78 for females.

Outside of CARICOM, Martinique had an even higher rate, at 80.5 years.

Not included in the rankings were Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda.

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