Nation e-Edition

Saving an hour of daylight

By Garry Burke

| Thu, November 22, 2012 - 12:00 AM


The Prime Minister makes an important point about not wasting electricity in his effort to reduce the nation’s oil import bill. Maybe the first step should be daylight saving time.

By turning the clocks forward an hour in Barbados, we would have an extra hour of sunlight in the evening and cut out an hour of lighting usage. It would thus be dark at 7 p.m.

I am sure an economist could work out how much that would save.


Share your thoughts

Please sign in or register to leave your comments.

Page 1 of 1 pages

Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 11 months ago
We had DST some years ago in Bim before it was rescinded. Rumor has it that it didn't stick due to the objections of many members of the elderly population who complained about the government tampering with nature, interfering with the natural order of things.

Perhaps this suggestion could be examined again to determine if it would be cost effective and whether or not Bimmers in general would be ok with it if reinstated.

Page 1 of 1 pages

Recent Comments

Your Friends' Activity

What Do You Think?

Do you believe the Ministry of Education correctly handled the situation at Grazettes Primary?

Stay Connected to Your World

Join Your Friends & Our Community

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

Daily Cartoon

  • October 22, 2014 - 2014 10 22
  • Tuesday Oct 21 2014 toon - 2014 10 21
  • October 20, 2014 - 2014 10 20

Photo Gallery