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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Budgeting for Natural Disasters

26 August 2019

Every year, Barbadians are faced with the arduous task of preparing for a natural disaster. Often, we find ourselves scrambling to obtain required necessities. Read More

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: The value of the internal auditor

19 August 2019

The Government, through the Public Finance Management Bill, 2019 has recognised the value of Internal Auditors by including sections which speak to the Internal Audit Office and its responsibility for audits of Public Entities. Read More

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SARGASSUM: Friend or foe?

16 August 2019

In 2011, two species of the brown, salt water macroalgae scientifically referred to as Sargassum natans and Sargassum fluitans floated their way into the Caribbean Sea and have returned almost annually since. Read More

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: The impact of writing off VAT

12 August 2019

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) (No. ) Bill, 2019 was recently passed in the House of Assembly and Senate in June and July 2019 respectively and declares in Section 2.60D: Read More

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Sustainable Seafood 

08 August 2019

Oistins. Friday night. Enjoying some delicious local fish? Bridgetown Fisheries Complex. Saturday morning. Choosing some fresh local fish to cook for Sunday lunch? Chances are that over ¾ of the ‘local’ fish that you are buying and consuming is not even local. Read More

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The Blue Economy

01 August 2019

Our island has a culture deeply rooted in the Ocean. Browne's Beach. Sunday Morning. Mrs Brathwaite having her sea bath; Mr Jones casting his net for bait; people exercising (whether walking the beach, playing beach tennis or training) . . . Read More

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Think before you post

29 July 2019

Whenever an event of significance occurs, commentary is almost an absolute certainty. Most recently, the unfortunate tragedy involving a teacher and his two children left the nation reeling in shock. Read More

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Start at home: separate and sort garbage

25 July 2019

Approximately 800 tonnes of waste has been received daily by the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre in 2019; that’s the size of four blue whales, the largest animal on Earth. Read More

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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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