Denis Lowe, minister of the environment

Cahill Energy + Deltro Electric Inc = Poor Governance

Clare Cowan

Clare Cowan

Any day now this Government will have another government entity sign yet another power purchase agreement with yet another Canadian outfit, called Deltro Electronic Inc […], to provide power to a new utility company for 20 years in the first instance, and 80 years after that, a maximum of 20mw by way of photovoltaic energy – Mia Mottley, Opposition Leader

BU gives an insight into how Due Diligence (DD) does what he does best . This time around he sniffs out what is the deal with Deltro Electric Inc labelled Cahill#2.

After all the coverage of the MECC/Cahill affairs posted to BU and to some extent traditional media, it is (almost) unfathomable that the government of Barbados  (GOB) would even consider getting into bed with the second coming of Cahill, unless it made secret payments to senior GOB officials that were intended to curry favour and secure lucrative business contracts. Read the BT story for background –  Mottley hints at second waste to energy project.

Naturally I (DD) was curious about “another Canadian outfit”, called Deltro Electronic Inc, to provide power to a new utility company for 20 years in the first instance, and 80 years after that, a maximum of 20mw by way of photovoltaic energy, so I Googled “Deltro Electronic Inc”. I could not find Deltro Electronic Inc; but there is a Deltro Electric Inc. which seems a perfect fit for (in Mia’s words) “Cahill number two that is in the making”

A bit of (recent) Canadian political history. One of several scandals involving MPs/Ministers/Seantors in the former Harper Government was Harper’s former Parliamentary Secretary, Dean Del Mastro.    See links below for some of the media coverage of the Dean Del Mastro scandal:

Dean Del Mastro’s cousin David Del Mastro, the  owner of the “other Canadian outfit”, Deltro Electron Inc. (“Cahill number two) has been charged by Elections Canada, after an investigation by Elections Canada and the RCMP, with violating the Elections Act by funnelling money to Del Mastro’s campaign concealing the identity of the source of a campaign contributions and exceeding the $1,000 individual campaign contribution limit in 2008.

Dean Del Mastro’s cousin David Del Mastro, the  owner of the “other Canadian outfit”, Deltro Electron Inc. (“Cahill number two) has been charged by Elections Canada, after an investigation by Elections Canada and the RCMP, with violating the Elections Act by funnelling money to Del Mastro’s campaign concealing the identity of the source of a campaign contributions and exceeding the $1,000 individual campaign contribution limit in 2008.

DD thinks this is the good part.

Dean Del Mastro’s cousin David Del Mastro, the  owner of the “other Canadian outfit”, Deltro Electron Inc. (“Cahill number two) has been charged by Elections Canada, after an investigation by Elections Canada and the RCMP, with violating the Elections Act by funnelling money to Del Mastro’s campaign concealing the identity of the source of a campaign contributions and exceeding the $1,000 individual campaign contribution limit in 2008 – MP Dean Del Mastro’s cousin’s company raided by Elections Canada in probe of alleged illegal donations

See other links:

See Wikipedia profile of lawyer Marie Henein, in which The National Post called her the “most high profile criminal defence lawyer in the country. We will have to wait until the February 2016 trial to see if David Del Mastro/Deltro Electric Inc. is found guilty; but, where there is smoke there must be fire.

I repeat – after all the coverage of the MECC/Cahill affairs in BU and to some extent traditional media, it is (almost) unfathomable that GOB would even consider getting into bed with the second coming of Cahill, unless it made secret payments to senior GOB officials that were intended to curry favour and secure lucrative business contracts.

BUT in the words of Well Well & Consequences in the TAX DEM blog on October 26, 2015 at 6:45 AM – “None of them research or analyse the consequences of their actions, they just consider themselves lordgod politicians and do whatever idiocy jumps into their heads.”

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54 Comments on “Cahill Energy + Deltro Electric Inc = Poor Governance”

  1. Due Diligence October 26, 2015 at 8:23 PM #

    I submitted this stuff as a Barbados story, BUT:

    Another interesting aspect of this story is that when a Member of Parliament in Canada, (Dean Del Mastro for example) is suspected of violating election campaign financing rules, he/she is investigated, charged, convicted and sent to jail; even if he is the Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary.

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  2. Alvin Cummins October 26, 2015 at 9:15 PM #

    @ The Yard Ducks,

    I was wrong!!!.

    After the way the yard ducks were behaving; after the accusations and statements of certainty that the DLp and the members of parliament from that party were all crooks, worthy of long sentences in jail, I was convinced that Barbados and these politicians, and more importantly, the system of governance that we follow, was the worst in the world.

    I now see that ‘we are not alone”. Others commit grievous wrongs, and IF FOUND GUILTY; not based on innuendo; but after investigation and trial and found guilty,are then punished. I am satisfied that we have nothing to fear. Our democracy is strong.
    I just participated in an election where the government was changed. (my party won). Everything was peaceful; people voted at Advance Polls, they campaigned-even on election day- unlike Barbados where all electioneering stops at midnight the night before. They voted early and in numbers. The Westminster system under which Canada operates gave the result the people wanted, as reflected in the voter turn-out (a little over sixty percent). Four parties and an Independent contested the election, and all parties won some representative votes-except the independent-and in general everyone was contented with the manner in which the voting was carried out. The Liberals went from 34 seats to one hundred and eighty six (186) to form a majority government. The new Prime minister has begun with a policy of inclusion. He has invited members of all parties, and all premiers of the Provinces, to attend; as part of the Government’s delegation to an upcoming conference on Climate Change in Paris in December. Even the Green Party’s leader, who was the only one of that Party’s candidates to win, has been invited to attend. There is no rancour, no cussing and swearing, no demonstrations; nothing but acceptance of the results.

    Why are we in Barbados so against the system? It seems to work in all democracies where the people understand the mechanics of the system. We have a long enough history with the system that we should know how to work within the system to enact the changes we want. We should never forget that it has served us well. Remember that at one time the DLP was reduced to two seats(2) in the house-under this system. Remember that not so long ago we had three parties (3) represented in the House. Remember that not so long ago the BLP, the official opposition, was replaced, during the middle of a session, by the NDP as official opposition.

    Exactly what do you malcontents want; apart from the DLP leaving office?

    Do it through the Ballot Box.

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  3. Alvin Cummins October 26, 2015 at 9:22 PM #

    @DD,
    “…is suspected of violating election campaign financing rules, he/she is investigated, charged, convicted and sent to jail; even if he is the Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary.”

    The important part of this phrase begins with the word suspected, and then “investigated”. He is only sentenced after he/she is convicted.

    The law is the law. But as Caswell pointed out, truthfully, it must be enforced.

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  4. Paradox October 26, 2015 at 9:35 PM #

    In a “NORMAL DEMOCRACY”, having a strong credible opposition can prove effective toward a ruling party.

    However, I will say this:
    Taking account of this government’s record, none of its members deserves another chance; giving the other party(s) in power a 30 seat.

    Those who are preparing to take charge when the next election is due, should be prepared to initiate an enquiry into all the projects given by this ruling government. In the meantime, laws must be put in place to ensure those found guilty must be punished by fines and imprisonment. This I would like to hear now from those critical of the present government.

    In future NO ruling party should be able to use the tax-payers money like its own. Every member must be held account for the office which he/she holds. He/she must be prepared to expect swift justice if he steps out of line.

    Presently, it appears once a party is elected, it can do what it likes and is not answerable to anyone. THIS MUST CHANGE and must be done with urgency.

    It is now high time people get serious about transparency legislation. It is obvious this party has no interest in implementing such. This is the reason my post is addressed to the next party vying to take the country forward.

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  5. Hants October 26, 2015 at 9:59 PM #

    The message is clear. If you have skeletons in your closet stay away from Barbados.

    The internet and google allows all and sundry to “dig up dirt”.

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  6. NorthernObserver October 26, 2015 at 10:53 PM #

    @DD
    may you be reminded of former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty? He spent +/- 1 Billion dollars of taxpayers money to cancel 2 Gas Plants, in a last ditch attempt to win an election. At the time, the cancellation costs were estimated at approx 25% of the final amount. Mysteriously an entire collection of e-mails from his office and associated cronies have vanished; deleted in error.
    My point….the Canadian justice system can work, but ONLY when the politicians agree to pursue their own.

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  7. Bajan Yankee October 26, 2015 at 11:00 PM #

    In the political world the forgotten public office public trust principle has been largely replaced by the “Whatever it takes approach” which gives priority to the pursuit of power over the public interest. In the public service, the above public trust model in which the people are the principals and beneficiaries and those entrusted with power by them our public trustees, has been replaced with the business model in which the principal is the State, government is its business agent and the people are merely clients.

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  8. Violet C Beckles October 26, 2015 at 11:32 PM #

    You all are now learning and stop running to lies and away from truth , Vote selling and Vote buying ,, Land Fraud, lawyers, Ministers,Banks,laundering, Abuse of the system,Abuse of the Bench, Abuse of the Elderly, Abuse of Children , Crime , drugs, Barbados is sounding more like TnT, ,,,,,Vote Clean ” CUP”

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  9. NorthernObserver October 27, 2015 at 1:11 AM #

    @DD
    for accuracy and clarity. The company is Deltro Electric Ltd…not Deltron Electron Inc as is referred to a few times.
    Marie Henein was hired as I understand it by Tori-Lynn Manchulenko, Deltro’s comptroller, who was charged along with her employer David Del Mastro by Elections Canada. Henein is not legal counsel for him.

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  10. Well Well & Consequences October 27, 2015 at 5:32 AM #

    The politicians believe they are owners of the country to consort with whomever they feel benefits them the most and visit agonizing financial burden and debts on generations of bajans yet to be born.

    The island is at rock bottom from decades of allowing corruption to rein supreme.
    How could the police allow a known serial killer to roam the island for over a decade, who stays on bail for so many years as a suspect. This dude Ince is not wealthy, so who is he related to that it takes him being connected to the death of 2 attorneys relative, before the whole story about him is made public, a clear danger to the society has been shielded for many years. Does anyone really know how many deaths of females this dude is connected to and for how many decades.

    And finally, if this dude who is neither politician nor attorney can get away so long without being convicted, thrown in prison and the key melted. What other crimes, besides what is committed on a daily basis against taxpayers, by the usual suspects, have the politicians, lawyers, doctors, insurance execs been committing on the island and are still walking free.

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  11. David October 27, 2015 at 5:44 AM #

    @Alvin

    You always allow the partisan political scales to confuse your reasoning. Why should the government sign secret deals? A government which promised transparency? What is there to hide? A democracy works best when its citizens become engaged.

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  12. Mockingbird October 27, 2015 at 6:21 AM #

    @david
    David , its clear alvin is paid for words without meaning .
    He should open a new fast food joint called waffle and drivel

    This supposed deltro electric begs the same question on grid connection
    Who is fronting the connection of the 20megawatt system to the grid ??
    BP&L need to know what is being taken away from them and what happens to the contracts currently in place and who makes up the short fall in pricing if there is one ???
    Just like Cahill this seems un planned not thought out contracts for contracts sake.
    None of these ministers are qualified to negotiate system wide contracts like these
    I wonder who signed this mess the four numpties again
    Was the PM out if town again for this one.

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  13. David October 27, 2015 at 6:23 AM #

    These people we elected promised transparency and instead the SOBs are jetting around the world cementing future generations to 80 year agreements. Then we have the hardback yardfowls who see every decision in the context of a win lose.

    To hell with the country!

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  14. Well Well & Consequences October 27, 2015 at 6:27 AM #

    It’s hard for Alvin to understand that this is the information age, people no longer have to act like sheep to survive, that was the 60s, 70s and 80s.

    His age group had to conform to survive. My generation is charged with opening the eyes of the generation behind us so that they take charge and show the politicians who they masters really are; it’s very possible that Alvin will go to his grave, unable to grab that concept.

    He still follows the leader…lol…right into hell.

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  15. Hamilton Hill October 27, 2015 at 6:32 AM #

    After your contribution to the blog entitled Mia’s Address To The BLP you still engage in pejorative attacks here. Sir permit me to point out to you the fact that on the Animal Farm the DLP has turned our country into the yard ducks to which you refer are sharing space with a Jack ass named Alvin .Caswell wrote extensively about the circumvention of the election laws after the last election. Anybody gone jail yet?

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  16. Hamilton Hill October 27, 2015 at 6:44 AM #

    When this CAHILL scam first broke I swore that this would have been the undoing of this Jack ass administration. I subsequently learned that not as many people as Though had known about it. By now it is clear that those who don’t know, don’t want to. David you could carry the Cow to the pond but you can’t make it drink. I suppose that can be attributed to the fact that water don’t taste like cool-aid. Doubt me? Ask Alvin the Jack ass.

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  17. David October 27, 2015 at 6:50 AM #

    Barbadians especially in the middle and upper class are very aware of Cahill and they oppose. The Cahill issue will not go away. Greenland will be dwarfed by Cahill if this clueless bunch proceeds. I’d Cahill is being negotiated in all fairness then let the people know. Will reserve comment about the traditional media for next time around.

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  18. Bush Tea October 27, 2015 at 7:34 AM #

    Well well well!!… (Not you WW&C …the exclamation !!)

    Wunna now coming around to the FACT that this country is populated by brass bowls…. whose main attribute is their ability to accumulate, and tolerate, the lotta piss being dispensed on them by all and sundry greedy JAs… while convincing themselves that they are ‘educated’ and well on the way to ‘first world status’…

    Is it only NOW becoming clear that our ‘education’ is shiite?
    …that our leaders are CURSED…..?
    …that our Justice system is shiite…?
    …that our ‘Press’ is comprised of likkle boys and girls who are for hire…
    and MOST importantly, that Alvin is a brass bowl female rabbit ….

    HOW LONG HAS BUSHIE BEEN PREACHING THUSLY?
    Wunna would do well to listen to the bushman….

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  19. Prodigal Son October 27, 2015 at 9:13 AM #

    I think it is time to lobby for changes to be made to our constitution.

    No set of elected morons should commit a nation of people who pay their ever increasing taxes willingly monthly and yearly……..to exorbitant contracts that take them beyond the morons’ mandate……………………..no, no, no.

    This low life is committing us in this contract to 80 years.

    The low life is committing our lands to these people for 99 years.

    Sealy committed us to 40 plus years in the Sandals deal.

    The clown from St Philip committed us to a 99 year lease at Coverley

    The four goats committed us to many years in the Cahil deal…….is it 40 years too?

    No, no, no………we cannot go on like this and yet we saw an ARROGANT, obnoxious PM on our TV last year spewing his sarcastic rhetoric that he will win in 2018.

    The disdain I feel for this government knows no bounds!

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  20. Well Well & Consequences October 27, 2015 at 9:14 AM #

    The ‘first world status’ delusion kept the electorate passive through a few terms, now they realize it’d more like first world accumulated debt, as I said those innocents who are not even born yet wil be wondering……’what the hell?!!!!!’

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  21. Hamilton Hill October 27, 2015 at 10:01 AM #

    If so many Bajans oppose where is the groundswell of outrage?

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  22. Due Diligence October 27, 2015 at 10:28 AM #

    @Alvin Cummins October 26, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    The Westminster system under which Canada operates gave the result the people wanted, as reflected in the voter turn-out (a little over sixty percent).

    Voter turnout was actually a little under 70 per cent – 68.49%

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  23. Paradox October 27, 2015 at 1:22 PM #

    @ Prodigal Son,H H ,BT, David etc:

    Are we (people) in a position to demand answers as to how the next leader (party) intends to address the concerns above before the next election?

    I am of the opinion that all those matters should be placed on the table and solutions sought as to how the next party plans to address them and any future projects in order to protect our future generations.

    All we hear, ‘this party did this and that’ but it is rarely said how an individual party will address such matters.

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  24. HAMILTON A HILL October 27, 2015 at 8:58 PM #

    @ Paradox…. I think we are.Question is do we have the will to demand such? As you can see there are many amongst us still in that stupor that cool-aid brings. That stupor that drives one to believe that love of party supersedes that of country,even if it is patently clear that fellow country men are buckling beneath the weight of an insensitive government. Paradox there needs to be protection of the people from politicians who are bent on saying anything just to be elected. My problem with this Freundel Stuart administration did not start with the broken promise that saw more than three thousand workers hitting the breadline. That they knew what their stance was going to be in relation to those workers and yet no facility was put in place to cushion the blow, to me smacks of insensitivity. What manner of man sends home the bread winner of a family and not pay the monies owed to that person? Take a look at the UWI student dilemma. That too was handled with the scantest of regard for the poorest in society. While it is understandable that times a plenty are long behind us,it is the height of insensitivity to pull the rug from beneath the feet of those students in the middle of their studies. How difficult would it have been to make your fee announcement but start collection two or three years later? The dead weight contained in that bloated cabinet is manageable, yet we can’t find the funds to secure the future of our children. These are but a few of the things from which we need protection. Can anyone tell me what the hell Patrick Todd does for the salary he gets?

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  25. David October 28, 2015 at 6:04 AM #

    Minister Sinckler denied any knowledge of Deltro yesterday, the pressure is on the Opposition Leader to support her position.

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  26. Well Well & Consequences October 28, 2015 at 11:35 AM #

    If the government is denying any knowledge of something that is of national interest, is someone outside of government planning a de facto coup. That is what happens when government denies knowledge of anything. Or is Mia just desperate.

    Or, knowing of the track record of this gang, is it plausible deniability.

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  27. are-we-there-yet October 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM #

    WW&C;

    In this case it might just be the same ol’ liardness. knee jerk denial, that works for the fowls everytime.

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  28. Well Well & Consequences October 28, 2015 at 7:12 PM #

    Lol

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  29. Hants October 28, 2015 at 7:23 PM #

    @ David,

    “the pressure is on the Opposition Leader to support her position.”

    Yes David the pressure is on the Opposition Leader and the BLP to support their position on Deltro and Cahill.

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  30. Bush Tea October 28, 2015 at 7:37 PM #

    Did they not deny “planning the scheme WITHOUT PRIOR DISCUSSIONS WITH BL&P?”

    ..perhaps they HAD discussed with BL&P…🙂

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  31. Enuff October 28, 2015 at 9:19 PM #

    Wunna can’t see the ever changing lies? Sinckler denying Deltro whilst Lowe denying not telling BL&P.
    Even their paid bloggers admitting the NCC deal does exist but it is a solar farm not a WTE. Who said it was?
    The now public letters, thanks to BU, were said to be falsified documents all of a sudden Mia only read some but not the critical parts. One of the same letters read in parliament yesterday now vindicates the PM and government according to these same apologists.
    You simply can’t make this up…all the while the economy going from 0.5 % to 0.3%. Do the maths.

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  32. Due Diligence December 17, 2015 at 12:23 PM #

    Here we go again

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2015/12/17/the-heat-is-on/

    Dean Del Mastro, convicted of and jailed for violating election financing laws in Canada says.

    “We have asked for some tax concessions and some import concessions where we are going to import things duty-free to build the facility only. So this is a really great deal for both parties involved,” Dean said.

    The solar firm executive told Barbados TODAY while the company received “some tax concessions and some import concessions”, unlike Cahill, the Barbadian taxpayer would not be asked to fund any part of the project.

    “We are here to contribute and co-operate with the people. We want to build a successful facility and we’ve privately capitalized it. It is our money that we put in.

    “We are not just excited for ourselves, we are excited for Barbados because we believe it has potential to really transform the economy in Barbados.”

    In March 2013, Cahill Energy Chief Executive Officer Clare Cowan said. “While we recognize the country faces some short term challenges due to the impact of the global economic downturn, we believe the fundamentals are strong,’’ Cowan said.

    “We are therefore confident that this investment represents a phenomenal business opportunity for our investors and offers even greater benefits to the people of Barbados.’’

    Cahill said the plant will provide a leading edge, environmentally sound solution to two of Barbados’s most pressing challenges: waste management and energy security.

    At the signing last Saturday, March 15, 2013, at Government Headquarters, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, said: “This investment by Cahill Energy represents a ‘game changer’ for the island and truly belies any doubt that Barbados is still a preferred destination for solid and impactful foreign direct investment.”

    So in March 2013 Cahill represented a “game changer.

    In December 2015 Deltro will “really transform the economy of Barbados”

    Deja vu all over again.

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  33. NorthernObserver December 17, 2015 at 2:14 PM #

    @DD
    see the MECC condo is still listed? I thought the listing was to expire in mid Dec, but its still up with no apparent re-listing?

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  34. Due Diligence December 17, 2015 at 6:59 PM #

    NorthernObserver

    Thanks – I had not checked for the last week. I think you are right about the listing expiring mid December.

    I guess Harvey Kallis is leaving the listing up just in case someone comes along – Lots of Luck – LOL.

    The $1,500,000 second to Ridgemount matured and the balance owing ($1,600,000 +-) was due November 1, 2015 – with the clock ticking at 17% plus fees etc.

    Litigation, Statement of Defence and Counterclaim, must have the property (and the Goldcare shares) tied up.

    Let’s keep watching.

    It may be a while.

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  35. Crusoe December 18, 2015 at 4:43 AM #

    Good work David. Where do they get these people???

    Other than the yahoos that the Government seem to be working on this with or falling for, what is highly offensive to me, is that solar energy here is well managed at the technical level and there is no need for any ‘imported’ company to develop the industry.

    Many technical and willing folk here, who have already set up companies that are reducing electric bills from the hundreds to zero per month.

    So, why this???

    Why sign an agreement with unknown people, for the millions??

    Why remove the benefit in taxation reduction that existed for solar installations, when you now sign an agreement with a ‘company’ for multi millions, when solar energy at the micro level can have a huge impact on the macro-economic situation, without ANY government intervention, aside from tax benefit to householders / Barbadians?

    Why?

    Incredible the things that people do.

    Well something is rotten, even if (apologies to the Danes), this is not Denmark!

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  36. Crusoe December 18, 2015 at 4:47 AM #

    David, something else here is bothering me.

    This is the Harper government ex’s according to the above article.

    That government did Barbados no favours in terms of attacking the international business sector, and yet you demonstrate above that now folks here are cow-towing to ex’s from that administration?

    Disgusting.

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  37. David December 18, 2015 at 4:50 AM #

    @Crusoe

    Didn’t the MoF indicate on the floor of parliament that he had no knowledge of Deltro Electric?

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  38. David December 18, 2015 at 5:39 AM #

    ‘election fraud’

    January 5 is the date for the Canada posse to check for.

    http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6199553-former-peterborough-mp-dean-del-mastro-on-front-lines-of-barbados-solar-energy-development/

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  39. Due Diligence December 18, 2015 at 11:28 AM #

    @David December 18, 2015 at 4:50 AM #

    Didn’t the MoF indicate on the floor of parliament that he had no knowledge of Deltro Electric?

    And yet he extended income tax and duty concessions.

    No due diligence?

    Surely there must be someone in the Ministry who has heard of Google.

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  40. David December 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM #

    @DD

    When you have time can you Google to find if there is a denial by the MoF in response to Mia in Parliament regarding this company?

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  41. millertheanunnaki December 18, 2015 at 11:58 AM #

    @ Crusoe December 18, 2015 at 4:43 AM
    “Many technical and willing folk here, who have already set up companies that are reducing electric bills from the hundreds to zero per month.
    So, why this???
    Why sign an agreement with unknown people, for the millions??
    Why remove the benefit in taxation reduction that existed for solar installations, when you now sign an agreement with a ‘company’ for multi millions, when solar energy at the micro level can have a huge impact on the macro-economic situation, without ANY government intervention, aside from tax benefit to householders / Barbadians?”

    Crusoe, you know the answer very well. Our point-man in these matters ,Bush Tea, certainly knows the game being played out here.

    How else would the crooked politicians like Down Lowe, Quisiling Boyce, Jepter the Physical Deficit pimp and Stinkliar ever become rich other than by bilking the taxpayers through consultancy fees, finders fees and other phantom charges payable to shell companies?

    Why not give the same concessions to Emera who just bought out all the remaining shares in the old BL&P generation plant and distribution network? It’s the lesser of two evils to deal with the devil you know than the one you don’t know.

    Who would be buying all of that electricity generated from this new solar plant? The same Emera?
    What would become of the Cahill WTE project and the all-purpose Andrews Sugar Factory expected to produce 25 MWs of electricity throughout the year to 50,000 households?

    Would SOL be that keen to buy over the BNTCL business with the bunker C/fuel oil thrown in as a sweetener?
    If there is no future for fossil fuel electricity generation why would SOL want to enter this sector of the market unless it is on offer for a song in lieu of payment to meet costs of freighting it to the decaying business dump head ready for the Cahill WTE plant?

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  42. Bush Tea December 18, 2015 at 12:19 PM #

    Wunna think he name Stinkliar fuh sport…?

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  43. Willie's December 18, 2015 at 12:36 PM #

    Miller
    We dealing with bandits here. The latest bandit to join the crowd is one Kennedy Swaratsighn, a trickadadian who is here dodging the integrity commission in TNT.

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  44. Due Diligence December 18, 2015 at 2:17 PM #

    @millertheanunnaki December 18, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    “Why not give the same concessions to Emera who just bought out all the remaining shares in the old BL&P generation plant and distribution network? It’s the lesser of two evils to deal with the devil you know than the one you don’t know.”

    I agree.

    See this. Nova Scotia’s Emera Inc eyes Alberta to grow its clean power business

    http://strongalberta.ca/nova-scotias-emera-inc-eyes-alberta-to-grow-its-clean-power-business/

    If Emera can grow Alberta’s ( 255,000 sq, mi.-Population 4.2 million) clean power business, surely it can do the same for Barbados (166 sq. mi. – pop 280.000)

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  45. Hants December 18, 2015 at 2:47 PM #

    Is the $ 26 million Canadian or USA dollars ?

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  46. Due Diligence December 19, 2015 at 8:02 AM #

    Have a look at the Deltro Group website, which is under construction.

    http://www.deltro.ca

    Lots of fluff, nothing concrete

    Photos remind of those in the Cahill website.

    Also, like Cahill there are no names of owners/officers/directors or any financial data.

    Where indeed are they finding the $26 million to investment in Barbados.

    The really puzzling thing is the November 11, 2015, press release in the Deltro Solar tab – http://www.deltro.ca/solar

    DELTRO GROUP TO CREATE OVER 500 JOBS IN BARBADOS

    November 11, 2015 – The Deltro Group is pleased to announce the creation of a new Solar Manufacturing Facility in St. Michael. Featuring a state-of-the-art Meyer Burger manufacturing line, which has already arrived at the Bridgetown Port, this new manufacturing plant will support residential and industrial solar development in Barbados and beyond.
    While admitting that other locations were studied and closely considered, David Del Mastro, President of the Deltro Group of Companies stated, “Ultimately, we determined that locating in Barbados was the right choice. This new facility has the potential to dramatically grow the green energy footprint throughout the Caribbean and the Americas, while creating good jobs and new opportunities; I am really excited about it.”

    In welcoming the Deltro Group on behalf of the Barbadian Government, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss has lauded the decision to make Barbados its base, stating, “This level of investment shows the faith of Deltro in our economy and is in sync with Government’s vision to develop a renewable energy sector, of which manufacturing is a viable part.”

    A retrofit and upgrade of the manufacturing facility is presently being designed with the architectural work being completed by P.B. Simpsons Architects Ltd., while M.A.G. Construction Inc. has been awarded the renovation contract. Both local companies are based in St. Michael. 
     
    “M.A.G. will be hiring a minimum of 80 workers to complete the renovations.  It is obvious that this significant investment in Barbados by the Deltro Group will have an immediate positive impact on our country; the timing could not be better,” stated President, Mark Griffith. “The fact that a new green energy manufacturer is investing and creating hundreds of highly sought-after positions will be welcomed by us all.”
     
    Over the next decade, renewable energy is expected to be one of the fastest-growing global industries. Deltro is an experienced and recognized leader in solar energy engineering, procurement, design and construction. As part of this investment, Deltro Group will headquarter Deltro Solar, Deltro H2O, Deltro Energy, Deltro Generasol and Deltro Caribbean in Barbados. The Deltro Group expects to significantly increase value-added exports from Barbados by combining industry-leading technology and competitive pricing with a proven track record as a distinguished industry leader. 

    DD must have missed something.

    The press release was issued in early November; but DD does not remember seeing anything in the traditional media about this good news Deltro stuff until just now in later December.

    Did, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss arrange for local media to delay reporting Deltro until after all the excitement about the Sam Lords project died down.

    BTW, found these names in CAIPO database

    Deltro Electric Caribbean Corp. – Incorporated March 3, 2015
    Deltro Solar Inc. – Incorporated September 24, 2015
    Deltro Group Ltd – November 13, 2015.

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  47. lawson December 19, 2015 at 8:21 AM #

    Canada to the rescue again, and of course nothing in it for anyone again. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone just said we are going to put in 1oo million expect to get back 200 million over x years. here is what these guys are being paid for making the deal happen you can expect a saving of x on your monthly bill. everything up front so there is no back room dealings and let the people decide.

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  48. Due Diligence December 20, 2015 at 7:59 PM #

    Interesting

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/former-mp-dean-del-mastro-to-open-a-solar-farm-in-barbados-while-out-on-bail

    No concessions from Canada or Barbados?

    Dean Del Mastro may be a bigger liar than MECC

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  49. David December 20, 2015 at 8:06 PM #

    As part of the due diligence should on prospective investors should Bajans believe background checks were done on these two characters ?

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  50. Exclaimer December 20, 2015 at 8:47 PM #

    It looks like Barbados is aiming to become the harlot of the Caribbean. This type of story has become the norm. Why all the outrage?

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  51. Due Diligence December 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM #

    I guess when background checks were done on the Del Mastros, they figured these guys will fit right in in Barbados.

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  52. Exclaimer December 21, 2015 at 3:09 AM #

    Can we bank on these characters to maintain our energy supplies? Our government seems to have faith in them. I wander why?

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  53. Crusoe December 21, 2015 at 6:06 AM #

    Due Diligence December 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM #

    Quite to the point.

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