Dear Barbados Free Press,
You didn’t report that the Caribbean Development Bank gave us another loan for… A STUDY!!! This one is for “drainage” but that’s not the point. Any excuse will do so long as the money keeps coming in.
It’s only a quarter of a million dollars but in this economy and with an election approaching every little bit helps. Don’t ask when or how our children and grandchildren are going to repay US$250k for a DRAINAGE STUDY!
What? We don’t have people in our own Environment Ministry capable of doing a drainage study? Isn’t that some of what they do? Don’t we have people on staff who make their life’s work all about drainage? Is that why a few drops of rain turn this place into a swimming pool on the West Coast?
Jesus come soon! My, my oh my!
(Name withheld by request)
Barbados to Get CDB Loan for Drainage & Irrigation Feasibility Study
Bridgetown – July 19, 2011 -The Government of Barbados is to receive a loan equivalent to USD250,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to undertake a feasibility and design study for an irrigation and drainage system. The project is to be undertaken on approximately 525 acres of agricultural lands owned by the government at River Plantation in the parish of St. Philip. Continue reading