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Barbados don’t need no stinkin’ Environmental Legislation because we got another loan!

Inter-American Development Bank loans another US$40 Million to our Great-Great Grandchildren

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition champagne, childrens! We fooled them again and they gave us more money for “the environment” without building in requirements to perform or to meet specific project goals and accountability indicators.

Mmmmmmmm… More champagne and pate and we don’t have to do anything for it. I wonder how long we can keep getting away with this?

Fact #1: IDB Loans Barbados US$30 million for Coastal Protection

Fact #2: Barbados has no Environmental Legislation.

Fact #3: Our new Environment Minister says imposing fines for Environmental degradation is not a good idea.

Fact #4: Barbados has a history of receiving international grants and loans for Environmental Projects and then diverting the funds and otherwise failing to accomplish the stated goals.

Fact #5: Barbados government people are experts in hiding the truth.

Fact #6: The Government is uninterested in citizen-led Environmental projects if there are no big international funding possibilities.

Fact #7: Those International bankers and agencies that keep loaning us the money with no results required? They like it so.

Okay, let’s look at each item on the above list because this whole process of government celebrating every new debt and we not getting any worthwhile results for our money while the environment heads for the suck well just sickens me. All we can do is just keep on telling it like it is and laying the facts before the people. Continue reading

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