“The Government of Barbados has given up all of the country’s future rights to determine its waste to energy management to an unknown company, whose plan is to build a plant using highly dangerous technology that has failed in every attempt made so far to turn garbage into electricity.”
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“Barbados has given up all future rights to an Unknown Company…”
Oh yes my childrens… Gather ’round and I’ll spin you a tale of how each Barbados government for the last 30 years has promised to implement integrity legislation and conflict of interest standards, but never did. Never will without serious international pressure.
Owen Arthur promised integrity legislation, but never delivered. Then, on a politician’s salary, PM Owen Arthur donated US$150,000 in after tax dollars to a cricket charity! What a great man!
Then “Goin’ wid Owen” was caught putting campaign donations from corporations into his personal bank account!
No charges though because Barbados doesn’t care about corruption.
Then the next Prime Minister, David Thompson, through his law firm money laundered $3.3 Million Dollars for his friend Leroy Parris.
And David Thompson and the DLP promised Integrity Legislation.
But they never delivered.
Now Freundel Stuart says “Trust me, trust your government” about the garbage-to-electricity plant.
And Bajans are not allowed to know if any politicians have shares in the companies that will benefit from the Barbados Government contract.
So… to all the Bajan politicians who aren’t standing up and demanding that the people be allowed to know who is profiting from government contracts… (Censored)
Take it away, Pat Hoyos…
THE HOYOS FILE: Tipping Cahill deal into the dumpster
YOU KNOW THAT A POLICY is dead on arrival when the usually accommodative local chamber of commerce breaks its silence to say so. That, to me, was the big game changer last week.
The threat posed by the Cahill energy plan is so potentially damaging to this country that the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to its credit, did not wait for its critique to wind its way through interminable meetings of the umbrella private sector organisation.
Instead, president Tracey Shuffler let it be known clearly and without equivocation where the chamber stood in a simple speech at the chamber’s final monthly luncheon before the summer break.
There may be a waste to energy solution which could suit Barbados’ needs in terms of cost, and environmental compatibility, she said, and she was confident that the same rigour with which the Town and Country Planning Office had used to review wind farming projects, for example, would be applied to the Cahill Energy waste to energy project.
Then she drove in the knife, adding that “I am presently fully assured that from the reviews we have seen, it may well be roundly rejected if some significant changes are not made”.
… read the entire article at The Nation: THE HOYOS FILE: Tipping Cahill deal into the dumpster