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Saving an hour of daylight

By Garry Burke

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

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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.

 

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Posted by RANDY BRIDGEMAN 1 year, 9 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We had DST some years ago in Bim before it was rescinded.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.

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