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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Questions for SSA

22 July 2019

Many Barbadians read with cautious excitement the news that there were twelve more Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) trucks on the way to Barbados, by latest October. Read More

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Plastic Free Feteing

17 July 2019

Approximately 20 000 people attend Grand Kadooment alone. If everyone used at least one cup, that equates to 20 000 cups at one event! Read More

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Equity versus Equality Part 2

15 July 2019

Last week, I started the conversation on equity versus equality. We got a basic understanding of some general truths for various classes of Barbadians and tried to define what would truly be considered fair. Read More

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Beware the false advertising

11 July 2019

Misleading marketing is everywhere. From the food and beverage industry, clothing and charity, consumers are constantly being misled and the emerging “Green” or “Eco-friendly” industry is no different. Read More

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Equity versus Equality Part 1

08 July 2019

The Collins dictionary defines equity as “the quality of being fair and reasonable in a way that gives equal treatment to everyone.” Equality is defined as “the same status, rights, and responsibilities for all the members of a society, group, or family.” Read More

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First, Refuse and Reduce

04 July 2019

The ban on the distribution, sale and use of specific petro-based single use plastic was implemented three days ago on Monday July 1, 2019 in Barbados. So what’s next? Read More

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Hold the Bus!

01 July 2019

Like many Barbadians across the island, I read with relief the news that at least 50 buses were repaired and added to the transportation fleet. Read More

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Bajans and the Ban: This is a Plastic Service Announcement (PSA) 

27 June 2019

What will I put my garbage in? / What will I put my groceries in? / What will I be given my van food in come Monday? Can these new containers hold plenty gravy on my pie? / What about my souse next Saturday? Read More

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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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