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The marriage rate in Barbados is at its lowest in two decades, while divorce continues to be on the rise.
This is according to data gleaned from the Registration Department, presented by Reverend Clayton Springer at Stand Straight In the Marriage Gate event organised by Family Heartbeat International Network.
Citing numbers from 2003 to 2012, Springer, a trustee of Family Heartbeat, told the packed Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Sunday: “The rate of marriage has plummeted from a high in 2006 when it was 13.91 per cent to a low rate [of] 7.71 per cent [at the end of 2012].”
Springer later explained that the marriage rate was calculated as the number of persons married per thousand, for those who were at marriageable age.

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