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KRYSTLE CLEAR: To Tax or Not to Tax

24 June 2019

In my previous article, we started the discussion on the areas within the manifesto that were achieved versus those that have not yet been implemented. Read More

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Plastic Ban 101

20 June 2019

Have you heard? Barbados has banned plastic! Here’s the who, what, why, when, where and how. Read More

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Planet or Plastic?   

13 June 2019

Stop. Look around you. I can almost guarantee that you will see some form of plastic. It is everywhere – from the visible plastic bag blowing on the side of the road to the invisible plastic – in our clothing, water, soil and food. Read More

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: One Year Later, objectively

10 June 2019

It has been one year since the landslide victory for the current administration and it has been a very interesting past 12 months. I have observed the flurry of activity, many times in awe at and overwhelmed by the volume of communication. Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Medical marijuana forcing a rethink

14 December 2018

Those senior officers in the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and the criminal justice system are going to have to rethink how we deal with marijuana. This is evident based on the decision by the Ministry of Health to allow the use of medical marijuana.... Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Businesses should fund more research

07 December 2018

The late Professor Oliver Headley’s remarkable work in solar energy is something of which all Barbadians must be extremely proud. The work of Professor Leonard O’Garro’s at the Centre for Food Security and Entrepreneurship has also been ground-breaking in many respects.... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Sport can’t pay bills

06 December 2018

I mean, what can you do about it? Yeah it’s unfortunate Barbados had to cancel that four-team netball Test series but sports just don’t take care of the bills around here. And the Wildey Gymnasium has a lot of those to pay. Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Build on corporate tax cuts

30 November 2018

A week ago, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley significantly changed the way forward for this country when she gave a Ministerial Statement on how the business sector will be taxed. This was significant in many ways and should benefit all Barbadians. Read More

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ON THE BALL: Let’s stage Women’s T20 tourney

29 November 2018

Boy I’m sure glad our girls didn’t end up winning the World T20. Otherwise, the previous government’s decision not to support Barbados’ bid to host matches would look way worse than it already does. Read More

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ON POINT: Stop the layoff ‘sabotage’

23 November 2018

Name them, Mia! Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley recently charged that she was satisfied there is an element of sabotage related to how some of the layoffs in the public sector are being undertaken. Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Traffic plan sorely needed

23 November 2018

Last week there was heavy promotion of the NIFCA Gala which was held at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Sunday from 6 p.m. There was also intense promotion of the national ecumenical church service to mark Barbados’ 52nd anniversary of Independence.... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Why we need sports policy

22 November 2018

Well, wouldn’t you know it. I mean, a week didn’t even pass since I said there were more important things to address than the token scandal before a more important thing actually popped up. Read More

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ON POINT: Regional heads must tackle gas pain

17 November 2018

Gas prices are on everyone’s lips these days. Well, perhaps it is more accurate to say, now more than before. With the cost of living still going up and consumers getting no ease in the price of groceries in supermarkets, even though the National Social Responsibility... Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Time to speak out about sugar’s future

16 November 2018

Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir needs to comprehensively address the issue of the sugar industry in Barbados. The cane growers, those employed in the industry and those with an interest in agriculture need to know whether the new Barbados Labour Party administration... Read More

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ON POINT: Bowled over by young talent

10 November 2018

Let me say from the outset – I am in awe of some of the young people in this country. I don’t remember feeling this proud and encouraged in recent times. This renewed respect in our youth was triggered last Sunday night when I attended the National Independence Festival... Read More

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EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: Clear need for audit staff

09 November 2018

With Government looking at expenditure on wages and salaries, the last thing the Mia Mottley administration would want to hear at this time is to employ more people. So even in these austere times, and with no excuses, it is imperative Government employs qualified... Read More

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ON THE BALL: Will ‘Apple’ be sent packing?

08 November 2018

Well, isn’t this awkward? I mean Kevin Yarde was sacked as captain soon after his Davis Cup tennis squad was demoted. So now what’s going to happen with Damien Applewhaite? Read More

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ON POINT: All I want for Independence . . .

03 November 2018

Today is the start of November. For many of us that means an extra shot of pride and industry will be coursing through our veins. After all, it is the month of Independence for this country. There will be a myriad of Independence activities leading up to November... Read More

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ON THE BALL: 3x3 way to go

01 November 2018

I can’t believe I’m about to say this but Terry Inniss is right. All jokes aside, Inniss is a friend of mine whose sporting knowledge I have the utmost respect for. Yet, it still pains me to admit he’s probably spot on for believing the best way for us to compete... Read More

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ON POINT: Workers deserve better

27 October 2018

Sad and unfortunate! That is the only way I can describe the mess going on in the public sector regarding the recent layoffs. In fact, I am not even sure what is really happening. Are the workers on, or off? Read More

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Make them explain wealth

26 October 2018

We don’t have freedom of information legislation, so the next best thing is to put the issues in the public domain with the hope of raising national awareness and getting answers. Read More

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