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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Think before you post

KRYSTLE CLEAR: Think before you post


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.Whilst many offered condolences, there was also muc...

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Questions for SSA

KRYSTLE CLEAR: Questions for SSA


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. We are now used to the fact that delays, whether justifiable or otherwise, have be...

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Equity versus Equality Part 2

KRYSTLE CLEAR: Equity versus Equality Part 2


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.Equality focuses on all receiving the same ...

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Equity versus Equality Part 1

KRYSTLE CLEAR: Equity versus Equality Part 1


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 fam...

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Hold the Bus!

KRYSTLE CLEAR: Hold the Bus!


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.I distinctly remember the days of waiting sometimes several hours for bus service and I could well imagine ...

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: To Tax or Not to Tax

KRYSTLE CLEAR: To Tax or Not to Tax


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.This week, we will dive into these achievements to highlight the areas that went well, the unexpect...

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: One Year Later, objectively

KRYSTLE CLEAR: One Year Later, objectively


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. I have also...

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KRYSTLE CLEAR: Options slim but hope should prevail

KRYSTLE CLEAR: Options slim but hope should prevail


The recent declarations by the Central Bank concerning the state of our economy have understandably created concern. According to the report, our reserves now stand at $410 M or 6.6 weeks of cover, which is the lowest within the last 22 years. Many q...

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Krystle Clear: Celebrating Anti-Corruption Day . . . or are we?

Krystle Clear: Celebrating Anti-Corruption Day . . . or are we?


December 9th, 2017 will be celebrated globally as Anti-Corruption Day, which is an initiative spearheaded by the United Nations Convention. Corruption is defined as “dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery”. Wit...

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Krystle Clear: Restoring Investor Confidence in Barbados

Krystle Clear: Restoring Investor Confidence in Barbados


In my first blog, I spoke of the Deficit Committee of the Social Partnership and their Action Plan to reduce the fiscal deficit. (Report of the Fiscal Deficit Committee of the Social Partnership)The plan included agenda items to assist the country in...