L-R): Edison Alleyne (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment), Margot Harvey (Chairman, Sanitation Service Authority), Dr Denis Lowe (Minister of Environment), Clare Cowan (CEO of Cahill Energy), Christopher Sinckler (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Denis Kellman (Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development), Senator Darcy Boyce (Minister of Energy in the Office of the Prime Minister)

Cahill Plasma Gasification Project NOT Forgotten

Submitted by Anthony Davis
Clare Cowan

Clare Cowan

The Government of Barbados through the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) are proposing to develop the Mangrove Pond Green Energy Complex and Beautification Program.

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In support of this proposed development, R. J. Burnside International Limited (Burnside) has prepared an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Outline Review. – Barbados Underground

Clare Cowan, CEO of Cahill Energy, must have heard about what went on with the plant in Ottawa, yet she came to the Caribbean with the sole idea of making money, and the members of our illustrious Government fell for her tale hook, line and sinker, because Barbados is no further advanced than the other Caribbean nations in its way of doing business. Barbados has been chided for not being very user-friendly when it comes to doing business here.

She just took the sweetest deal she was offered, because the Minister of Finance uses our taxes as if they were his – that’s why he can give away 27 acres of land and free water for 30 years, while the taps here are running dry. He must learn that the enormous amount of taxes which we pay is not part of his personal piggy bank!

It is now clear to me why this Government was in such a hurry to expand the facilities at the port. It is not because we will be having so many tourist liners or freight ships juggling for space, but because the freighter which is to bring the parts for the waste-to-energy plant more than likely needs more space than the other freighters.

I think that it was Dale Marshall who brought up the subject:

How will the truck carrying the parts get to Vaucluse?

Will they have to remove telephone/power poles?

Do we have trucks which can carry such loads, or will one or two be brought in for that purpose?

The Burnside report states that, depending on the size of the plant, the stack would have to be so high that it would have to have lights at the top to warn off aircraft. When a stack is so high its main purpose is to spew the pollutants so high into the atmosphere that they are absorbed up there without falling to the ground, but they will be blown elsewhere.

The Burnside Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) states:”Although facility set-ups may differ in the specific technology used, the sequence of events in the process generally involves (4)  ” Air pollution system”. If we are not dealing with air pollution as the Government would have us believe, why is an air pollution system needed?

This is no solution for us as we are a small island and those pollutants will certainly include carbon dioxide and nitrogen. There will almost certainly be particulates being also spewed into the environment. Particulates are particles that are so small that they go directly to the lungs and, like coal particulates, cling to them and cause cancer like the coal ones did/still do with the miners.

It also states that Barbados will likely have to import waste, such as tyres.

What does this Government expect those persons who put their money into renewable energy businesses to do?

What about the state-of -the -art Andrews sugar factory that is being built?

Why build that if Government has to hand over all of the bagasse to Cahill Energy?

Is it true that work on the said Andrews sugar factory has stopped?

It is incomprehensible that this Government would do this knowing full well that it wanted to use the bagasse to produce fuel!

That is the epitome of ineptitude!

It is a crass dereliction of duty!

It places a millstone around the necks of our scions, and our scions’ scions for years to come.

How do we know if nuclear waste won’t be imported?

Will we end up like Haiti – having one of those nuclear waste freighters dump tons of waste on one of our beaches?

It is reported that when the freighter was told to move on the captain dumped the remainder into the ocean.

We have to be very wary of such happenings taking place here.

I have heard of the magnificent seven, and the three musketeers, but now we have the magnificent sixteen.

However, the magnificent seven and the three musketeers fought for justice for the poor. the needy, and the vulnerable in their relative societies.

The source of  “Plasma gasification”, and “Gasification” is Wikipedia.

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60 Comments on “Cahill Plasma Gasification Project NOT Forgotten”

  1. Well Well & Consequences November 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM #

    Question is, will the government ministers still determinedly continue their contract/scam with Cowan/Cahill against the loud protests and wishes of the Bajan population. At this point, that is what they should be telling the taxpayers, but they remain silent.

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  2. Kammie Holder November 28, 2015 at 9:39 AM #

    Cahill Fiasco or Money Grab at the expense of docile bajans is not forgotten. In early November a stakeholder meeting coordinated by the Future Centre Trust was held to allow the experts to address such stakeholders as BAMP, BARP BCC, Sandy Lane,NGO’s and Trade Unions.

    Lawyers have contacted the FCT with remedies to killing Cahill. Thus our organisation has adopted the Termite War Strategy. We will not be so eager and foolhardy to disclose our planned actions.

    The Future Centre Trust ever cognizant of its responsibility will not squander its desire for environmental justice for bajans. In the coming year you will see a more active and vocal ppostur from the FCT in conjunction with its stakeholders on Cahill.

    Let me take this opportunity to thank the staff of BU and the bloggers for their support . May this xmas be all you want and prosperity as well as good health be yours!

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  3. Old Baje November 28, 2015 at 9:43 AM #

    Does the leaker of the Cahill documents have any idea of what is going on behind the scenes? Can somebody at Town Planning who reads this blog please give us an update on the planning status of this project. Don’t be scared. Just register with a new Hotmail account and then choose a name.

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  4. Alvin Cummins November 28, 2015 at 12:10 PM #

    @Kammie,
    Should you kill the Plasma Gasification Project, what is you alternative? The landfill, as a long term alternative is out; it has to be in conjunction with the garbage separation aspect. A landfill that takes in compostable things such as food and other compostable items results in the increase of methane and carbon dioxide; far more dangerous to the ozone layer than the particulates that might emanate from the gasification plant. What is your other alternative? By the way you never got back to BU on the bono fides of the “professor”, or who are the “funders” of the Future Centre Trust.

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  5. Hants November 28, 2015 at 12:33 PM #

    ” How will the truck carrying the parts get to Vaucluse? ”

    No trucks. Sikorsky helicopter.

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  6. Alvin Cummins November 28, 2015 at 1:33 PM #

    @Hanks,
    Have you seen the size trucks they have in Barbados? 24 and 26 wheeler trailers. Any load can be divided into smaller loads. You people try to make everything so difficult!!

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  7. David November 28, 2015 at 1:42 PM #

    @Alvin

    Have you read the agreements? Do you understand the issue is not that pieces of the equipment cannot by freighted on trucks, the issue is that wires on poles and the size of the roads in some areas will be a problem. Your always remind some of us how you initially mixed up Cahill Energy Canada with Clare Cowan’s company. You should stop trying so hard.

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  8. ac November 28, 2015 at 2:19 PM #

    SMFH head again and again and again.another Cahill article. Even Mia has bowed out from her usual interruptions but then again her days are numbered

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  9. Kammie Holder November 28, 2015 at 3:16 PM #

    @Alvin Cummins, I will not waste my time in replying just to appease your troublesome nature. If you were genuinely concerned you would have seen the many alternatives suggested.

    Merry xmas Alvin!

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  10. Nostradamus November 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM #

    @Alvin Cummins November 28, 2015 at 12:10 PM #

    By the way you never got back to BU on whether you still contend that all the old cars, trucks and metal will be taken by the Cahill WTE.

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  11. Well Well & Consequences November 28, 2015 at 5:08 PM #

    Alvin….why do you like to beat dead horses, that’s animal cruelty.

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  12. Alvin Cummins November 28, 2015 at 5:33 PM #

    @ Well Well.
    Which horse is dead? The bono fides of the so called Professor? Is he really that?
    The Cahill issue certainly, is not dead, because you, Kammie, David et al are still flogging that horse. I will agree with David; I have not read the agreements; has he? Read a of them I mean. And Nostradamus, the plant is not yet built so I do not know the full capacity. If the generators for the electric plant at Spring Gardens that were installed not so long ago, were brought in, why do you think the equipment for the WTE plant could not be.

    And Kammie, all the alternatives proposed, postpone the inevitable, becaUSE THEY ALL REQUIRE THE USE OF LAND FILLS. This is what the whole world is trying to avoid using. Even countries with much much more land space than us.
    You have a tick on your back

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  13. David November 28, 2015 at 5:42 PM #

    @Alvin

    Do you understand what we are talking abut here? Although uou admitted to not reading the agreements you insist on posting shite?

    Here is what will have to be transported, only bigger.

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  14. David November 28, 2015 at 5:50 PM #

    @Alvin

    Paul Connett

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Paul Connett is a graduate of Cambridge University. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. After teaching chemistry and toxicology for 23 years at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, he retired from his full professorship. After this, he helped to found the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), became director of the American Environmental Health Studies Project (AEHSP). [1][2][3][4][5]

    Dr. Connett wrote the book "The Zero Waste Solution" in 2013. He also assisted the city of Naples in pursuing its zero waste strategy. He also coauthored "The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There " along with Dr. James Beck and Dr. H. Spedding Micklem in 2010.

    References[edit]

    1. Jump up^ Paul Connett helping Naples
    2. Jump up^ Paul Connett bio
    3. Jump up^ Paul Connett and AESHP
    4. Jump up^ Paul Connett and ZWIA
    5. Jump up^ Paul Connett bio 2

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  15. Well Well & Consequences November 28, 2015 at 6:15 PM #

    Alvin…….you cannot go up against that professor, those dudes who matriculated at Dartmouth are in a class all by themselves, a very near and dear to me is a graduate from there, so I know of what I speak and besides I read the agreements, you did not. I also read the Burnside Assessment, you did not or you would know that there are some serious reservations in the assessment the government commissioned.

    So I can’t for the life of me understand why you are trying to sell something you have no knowledge or information about to to be able to make any coherent judgement.

    That is what has everyone stumped.

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  16. Donna November 28, 2015 at 6:29 PM #

    Well Well,

    You are stumped???? I’m not.

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  17. Well Well & Consequences November 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM #

    Lol.

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  18. Nostradamus November 28, 2015 at 8:23 PM #

    Alvin Cummins November 28, 2015 at 5:33 PM #
    And Nostradamus, the plant is not yet built so I do not know the full capacity. If the generators for the electric plant at Spring Gardens that were installed not so long ago, were brought in, why do you think the equipment for the WTE plant could not be.

    I asked you a simple question multiple times and you have never answered it. What you said above has absolutely nothing to do with what I asked. So once again I ask do you still contend that all the old cars, trucks and metal in the island of Barbados will be taken to the Cahill WTE for incineration?

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  19. ac November 28, 2015 at 8:59 PM #

    david are you so daft to believe that a machinery that size would come fully assembled ,

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  20. Alvin Cummins November 28, 2015 at 11:19 PM #

    @David:
    You wrote…”Here is what will have to be transported, only bigger.”

    So!!! Would this be the biggest thing ever brought into Barbados? If they have to remove wires for a short period don’t you think they would know how to put them back?
    Anything to make things difficult!
    @Nostradamus, Do you think we can continue to put tires, etc in a landfill ad infinitum? What is the alternative. None of you will answer that.

    I am glad you posted the Professor’s CV. He is well qualified. His ,support for the “circular environment is understood, and
    will no doubt contribute significantly to the reduction of material that would go to the landfill, but as I said before, tires and metal cannot be composted, and composted material still produce carbon dioxide, methane, and other polluting chemicals and gases. Having fixed on to the “circular economy” they do not offer alternatives. Separation, recycling, and other methods are necessary to achieve the ultimate objective. Everything has to work together and the Plasma gasification has to be part of the solution.

    Why not cooperate with government instead of so vehemently objecting to every suggestion and attempt to solve the problem?

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  21. Alvin Cummins November 28, 2015 at 11:22 PM #

    @David, I understand now who is behind the FCT and their objections.
    Everybody is competing world wide for support of their pet projects.

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  22. Well Well & Consequences November 29, 2015 at 4:13 AM #

    Alvin……..you did not just ask the BU folk to cooperate with government to sell the island to a dimwitted Canadian con-woman, how could you forget that your government has still not said anything to the taxpayers about the contract with Cow-an being already voided because it took exposure to make them realize that in a moment of madness to please Cow-an, they sold out the country.

    Apparently you keep either forgetting or is completely ignoring, that under the existing agreement, which you admitted you never read, the same taxpayers are burdened with paying for 30 years most everything while Cow-an owns the plant, with a clause to contract again for another 30 years. What is wrong with you Alvin. See why no one takes you seriously, a man with smarts would advise his masters to void the contract and start fresh, if they are serious about regaining the confidence of the taxpayers and are not still trying to pocket millions from a scam, against the taxpayers, gone bad.

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  23. Nostradamus November 29, 2015 at 10:29 AM #

    Alvin Cummins November 28, 2015 at 11:19 PM #
    @Nostradamus, Do you think we can continue to put tires, etc in a landfill ad infinitum? What is the alternative. None of you will answer that.

    Alvin Cummins, let me ask you once again and see if we can get an answer. Are you still holding to your position that old cars, trucks and metal in Barbados will be sent to the Cahill WTE plant for incineration?

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  24. Alvin Cummins November 29, 2015 at 8:48 PM #

    @Nostradamus;
    YES!!!!!

    @Well Well;
    You said you read the agreement. Accepted as true, therefore tell me the clause that says:…the same taxpayers are burdened with paying for 30 years most everything while Cow-an owns the plant, with a clause to contract again for another 30 years.
    I will certainly not be here 30 years from now, so I will not worry about that. Will you be here 39 years from now? Let the people living 30 years from now worry about that. In the immediate future, however, I have not read or heard that the taxpayers would have to be paying for the plant. What I have read is that the INVESTORS will be investing the money, to BUILD, they will be OPERATING, the plant and at the end of the contract (30 years from now) the GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY, will have the option of having it transferred to them. In the mean time power generated will be sold to the grid; subject of course to negotiations with BL&P (Emera). That is my understanding of the Tender that was advertised. I am not privy to the details of the agreement; unlike you, and others, so I am operating like any other citizen, in the dark. So, enlighten me. Copy and paste the relevant sections of the agreement let me see.
    From what I read, the bill for compulsory acquisition of land was for 27 acres, not as you have boldly stated “selling out the whole island. What gross exaggeration. I have also not read or heard that the agreement has been “voided”. Has it indeed? How then could you make a statement like: “a man with smarts would advise his masters to void the contract and start fresh,”…
    If it is already voided then this statement becomes redundant. Make up your mind. I deal in specifics. Frustrating, true, but this is me…the idiot. By the way, why or for what purpose is this statement made”…are not still trying to pocket millions from a scam, against the taxpayers, gone bad.” What PROOF do you have of this. Or is this just another of your wild statements. that you are constantly making because you don’t trust anyone to be honest?

    @ David;
    Why did it take so long to obtain the professor’s CV? Why did you have to get it from Wikipedia, didn’t Kammie have it?

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  25. Tell me Why November 29, 2015 at 11:29 PM #

    Alvin. Come on man. You seems to be allergic to logic and commonsense. You ain’t read the agreement, you ain’t got a clue about Plasma Gastification and the danger associated with having such a monstrous plant in a small 2×3 country like us, but you faithfully defending the construction a dangerous plant that can wipe out thousands of Barbadians. Will these investors live close to the plant?
    Can you remember the Chernobyl reactor disaster back in 1986 in Ukraine? An 18 mile area was evacuated around the plant and subsequently all plants were closed. Barbados do not have any open-area where such a plant can operate that will not affect the populace. That is basic commonsense that political parrots like you an ac seems not to understand. You talking about bringing knockdown equipment. You mad, look at the cylindrical giant of an equipment that David posted. A simple pin hole space can erupt into a fire ball.

    You compare equipment that came in for the Light & Power. You joker, you getting on like the equipment came in by plane. The Harbour is just on the perimeter of BL&P with no overhead wires and blessed with wide roads. Do tell us how we will avoid the complications regarding travel from the port to Vaucluse.

    Recycling is cheaper, instead of importing garbage to keep up the volume to make the plant viable, we can export controlled garbage and get some needed foreign exchange. Tyres and bottles can be shredded, metal can be shipped back out. Compose can be manufactured and become marketable and we can all be happy going to the bank instead of tekkin we money and givin’ it to Cowan and the money sharks that already feasting on we the taxpayers hard earned monies. Kammie. Don’t give up.

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  26. Tell me Why November 29, 2015 at 11:32 PM #

    Alvin you said “I will certainly not be here 30 years from now, so I will not worry about that. Will you be here 39 years from now? Let the people living 30 years from now worry about that.”

    That’s the sign of a selfish, wicked and spiteful person who will commit a crime and place it on your children and grandchildren.

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  27. NorthernObserver November 29, 2015 at 11:51 PM #

    General

    MECC has her condo at 50 Yorkville for sale.

    unit 3002, a 2bdrm 3 washroom unit listed at 2.6 million sold in 36 days for 2.475 million. This is smaller than hers and on a lower floor.

    Hers is still listed for 5.98 million with the listing expiring on Dec 15/2015

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  28. pieceuhderockyeahright November 30, 2015 at 2:08 AM #

    @ Donna and Well Well

    I want the two of you to walk with me down this road where the Royal Palm are Dying and see why an ole man like me born in 1929 or one born in 1933 would hitch my/our cart to anything that is moving.

    At 80 nuff looking in the obituaries is a act akin to self immolation. Imagine the daily introspection when you realize that there are no more names of friends to read because you are the last of the Mohicans?

    As incredible as it seems you start looking for your own name and wondering…

    Who is Alvin Cummins born in Barbados in 1933 and attended Combermere Boys’ School?. Who knows or cared He left the island in 1958 to attend Harpur College of the State University of New York (SUNY) on a tuition waiver where he studied for a Bachelor’s degree with a Major in Biology? Who wonders that Upon completion he trained for his Diploma in Medical Technology?

    Even Warren Buffet as rich as he is reaches that point of introspection when you either realize that the Royal Palms are Dying and it is time to gracefully exit the stage or do like us old warriors and hold on while raising all sorts of hell and damnation around us, for we will not slip into the night without a fight.

    Dis is why de ole man up, to battle wid de Harbinger when he comes.

    If Alvin hitches his wagon to Me Clare who you and DownLowe whose mock Ph.D. Came from Darkmout and not Dartmouth University you can bet your different body parts that he will be talked about, even if it is being cursed, well after his scvunts and mine have departed this earth.

    It is the closest thing to immortality that we ole menses yearn for while we tell lies about our prowess or read the obituaries, hoping that a street or a school will be named after us by the DLP.

    Sing for your supper Alvin and while you are at it, could you put in a word with your publishers?

    I am seeking someone to publish my new novel another bestseller “Clare Vision – Euthanasia for Small Island States”

    I was also able to get a noted blogger write up an “About Piece uh de Rock” comment like you did on your book

    Mine reads

    “PUDRYR’ forte lies in his ability to create serious scenarios as he speaks of life after ‘Me Clare’s Untested Unproven Technology’ until his ramblings finally makes you close the book.” – Legion of AC fame. Wait a minute, I now read dat, wait til I see she…

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  29. Well Well & Consequences November 30, 2015 at 2:23 AM #

    Alvin…..listen to TMW & Northern….l will not be copying and pasting anything for you, last time you tried to work me hard and AC dared me, it turned out badly. Read the agreement again and count how many times the ‘offtaker’ (taxpayer) has to pay. If the contract has been voided, then the government should tell the taxpayers that, so that they can be seen in a different light.

    How could you have no feelings or don’t care anything for the next 2 to 3 generations of people coming, after you have passed, who will have to clean up after your masters.. Have you no sense of what inflation does, let me remind you about the recent case of greed and inflation related to one of your masters, Bjerkham; as we all know he greedily and enviously coveted the farm plantation land, dragging the matter deliberately through the supreme court for 17 years to acquire the land for 1.3 million, wasting the court and everyone else’s time, destroying a good business in the process. As good a business man as yall like to boast on the island that he is, he was not good enough to factor in that the high cost of inflation will raise the property’s value to 3 million dollars, money he either does not have sitting around, or does not now want to part with 17 years later.

    How much do you think the government’s and Cow-an’s big brain scam will cost people who are not even born yet 30 years from now. You need to stop emulating your masters idiocy of not caring. Living only for the moment to see how many millions they can pocket at the expense of current taxpayers and future generations of taxpayers.

    Alvin…..you were actually challenging a professor without knowing the dudes educational background or what’s on his CV, you are arguing about an agreement you admitted not reading and what little you have read you have done so through thd eyes of Cow-an and the government. How do you expect people like me to trust anyone involved in public affairs.

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  30. Well Well & Consequences November 30, 2015 at 2:32 AM #

    Piece…..some of the stuff Alvin writes, I am surprised to hear he studied at SUNY. Maybe it’s an age thing and a used to following orders as a former civil servant thing and a not mind his own people being destroyed by a greedy white woman from Canada and some dumb island politicians thing. Anything else is totally inexplicable.

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  31. Hallam Hope November 30, 2015 at 5:20 AM #

    In response to Deflon who has argued criticisms of the Cahill project on this blog is of a political nature let me say not everyone is pushing a party political agenda in this forum. Stop the rants and indecent criticisms of people and do your research. That should tell you the Cahlll project has been opposed as uneconomic and environmentally unsafe by at least two noted engineers. It has been opposed on economic grounds by Barbados Light & Power. It has been opposed on uneconomic and environmental grounds by the Barbados Renewabale Energy Association, by ordinary Barbadians, by environmental experts such as Professor Paul Connet, it has been opposed by international countries, rejected by Anguilla and Yes the Barbados Labour Party. The economics cited by many parties, not anti-DLP “misfits” as well as the environmental arguments are in the public domain for citizens and Government to consider and take whatever action they deem appropriate.

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  32. Nostradamus November 30, 2015 at 12:50 PM #

    “Alvin Cummins, let me ask you once again and see if we can get an answer. Are you still holding to your position that old cars, trucks and metal in Barbados will be sent to the Cahill WTE plant for incineration?”
    Alvin Cummins November 29, 2015 at 8:48 PM #
    @Nostradamus;
    YES!!!!!

    That incorrect answer really confirms how really and truly ignorant you are of the facts or understanding of incineration when posting about the Cahill WTE. The Burnside Waste Characterization Report was posted right here on BU and the link is below for your convenience.

    See if you can read and more importantly understand the contents. Specifically go to page 7 and the penultimate paragraph. “Much of the 349,438 tons of waste are not suitable for processing (“non-processable”) waste through the WTE plant, primarily as a result of being bulky and non-combustible or simply non-combustible.” Read the report. The Cahill WTE will not be able to take old cars, trucks, scrap metal, construction waste. They are not combustible!

    https://barbadosunderground.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/burnside-waste-characterization-report-cahill/

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  33. Well Well & Consequences November 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM #

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/court-upholds-conviction-ringleader-citytime-scam-article-1.2450323

    Alvin…in the real world, as you know, this is what happens to politicians, their friends and phony cronies who misuse, abuse and steal public funds. Not so in Barbados and the Caribbean.

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  34. Well Well & Consequences November 30, 2015 at 6:57 PM #

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/sheldon-silver-guilty-7-corruption-charges-article-1.2450685

    Alvin….this is called transparency, in mature governments.

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  35. Well Well & Consequences December 1, 2015 at 4:49 AM #

    Explaining how bribery and corruption works.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/editorial-sheldon-silver-accomplices-article-1.2450896

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  36. Kammie Holder December 1, 2015 at 7:44 AM #

    @Alvin Cummins, sadly you don’t know that you don’t know and thats unfortunate. Your only goal is to blindly promote your political party ideas irrespective of how unsustainable the idea is or if if its sending fellow bajans to the gas chambers.

    Sad that an octogenarian, could say he knows who funds the FCT but does not say… very deceitful.

    Are you sharing in the Finders Fee which may be in the vicinity of $131M or just contented with the prestigous social invites?

    Tell Dr Denis Lowe there must be full disclosure on Cahill for the international investigative journalism community including Global Witness and Climate Justice are researching the deal.

    I shall not waste anymore time responding to your fret!

    Alvin, people like you have encouraged poor governance over the last 49 years. Fortunately, the FCT will outlive the political term of politicians.

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  37. Bush Tea December 1, 2015 at 8:13 AM #

    @ Kammie
    Man stop dignifying Alvin the chipmunk’s nonsense with serious responses nuh!!!
    Cuhdear – the man is just another DLP idiot….
    SOMEBODY gotta speak on their behalf…
    and there is nothing that more intelligent Dees (to the extent that such exists) can say…
    so…..
    we have Alvin Cummins and AC…

    shiite man…even Dompey seems to be coming to his senses…
    Just ignore the joker and focus on your mission.

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  38. David December 1, 2015 at 8:18 AM #

    A country should be able to leverage of the elders.

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  39. Bush Tea December 1, 2015 at 9:01 AM #

    The sensible ones, David ….. the WISE ones.

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  40. Vincent Haynes December 1, 2015 at 9:12 AM #

    @Bush Tea December 1, 2015 at 9:01 AM #

    Chuckle…..Like you Mr Know-it-all?

    You know that title belongs to you and not me………..as I know that I know not……..I follow the path of knowledge,guided by logic,hopefully one of these days you will join me.

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  41. Hants December 1, 2015 at 9:14 AM #

    Sometimes the elders need to shut up and listen. lol

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  42. Tell me Why December 1, 2015 at 11:53 AM #

    Hants. You got talk fuh me too? Dats why I listen to all the wise bloggers like yourself and de Bush Man. When people sharing secrets the best place for them to bawl out is near any bush.

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  43. Alvin Cummins December 1, 2015 at 7:43 PM #

    @Nostradamus:
    For your information.

    Waste-to-Energy Efforts Expected to Expand Big Time over the Next Decade

    Waste-to-Energy plant in Germany
    A waste-to-energy plant in Germany. By Norbert Nagel (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
    Waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities across the globe are expected to process more than 260 million tons of waste per year by 2022. If you recall, waste-to-energy facilities are modern landfills that are able to convert trash into energy. It’s a way to treat garbage as a renewable energy source, albeit not quite as “renewable” as wind or solar.

    Research conducted by Pike Research, an organization focused on analyzing global clean technology markets, recently published its findings.

    The research group stated there are currently 800 thermal waste-to-energy facilities located in 40 different countries around the world. Pike Research expects the number of waste-to-energy plants to increase drastically over the next 10 years. It estimates 261 million tons of trash will be converted to energy by 2022.

    However, this is a conservative estimate. The research group points out that figure could be as high as 396 million tons of trash, which would be capable of generating 429 terawatts of power. To put this into perspective, the total amount of power used worldwide in 2006 was 16 terawatts.

    The main problem the government is facing is cost. It costs far less to build or expand existing landfills than it does to build a new waste-to-energy plant. Municipalities across the U.S. will continue to debate whether or not the added cost of WTE facilities are worth it.

    Another issue associated with WTE plants are their operating efficiency. Being that the technology is still relatively new, there are bound to be some bugs to work out before WTE plants’ operating efficiency is on par with traditional landfills.

    HOW A WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT OPERATES
    waste-to-energy diagramImage courtesy of Curtis Bay Energy
    Despite the challenges associated with WTE facilities, it’s really just a matter of time before more cities hop on board the waste-to-energy bandwagon. For more information, as well a list of WTE plants in the U.S., check out this 2010 report produced by the Energy Recovery Council.

    Environment
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    Waste to Energy

    @Kamie,
    You wrote”… if if its sending fellow bajans to the gas chambers.” Surely you jest. You know about Gas Chambers? This is indeed a poor choice of words. Out of place, uncalled for, and a useless reminder of an era best forgot.

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  44. Bush Tea December 1, 2015 at 9:05 PM #

    @ Vincent
    LOL …why don’t you leave Bushie alone doh?
    Bushie ‘knows the village you are from’ hear?
    …and the whacker full ‘o gas….

    @ Tell me why
    You does really listen to Bushie in truth…? don’t mek sport….!!
    Skippa…
    Bushie NEVER claim to be no know-it-all hear?
    Hants is who start that talk…

    All Bushie ever claim is that he is one of BBE’s yardboys …
    and that the Whacker does WUK fuh truth…
    The truth is that Bushie don’t know one shiite….
    ..but he ‘knows someone’ who knows EVA’ shiite….🙂

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  45. millertheanunnaki December 1, 2015 at 9:33 PM #

    @ Alvin Cummins December 1, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    How can the energy generated from the burning of garbage be ever considered “renewable energy” unless it is done in Hell given the ‘recycled’ millions of people who worship the Devil in every era of wickedness?

    Alvin instead of dragging red herrings across the Cahill trail of propaganda and deceit designed to scam the Bajan taxpayers why not deal directly with the burning issue raised by Nostradamus, namely:
    “Will old cars, trucks and metal in Barbados be sent to the Cahill WTE plant for incineration..”

    “Surely you jest. You know about Gas Chambers? This is indeed a poor choice of words. Out of place, uncalled for, and a useless reminder of an era best forgot.”

    Go tell that to the Jews about the’ useless reminder of an era best forgotten’. You might just get a visit from Simon Wiesenthal resurrected from his grave.

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  46. Well Well & Consequences December 2, 2015 at 3:57 AM #

    Alvin…..given the size of the Island and the emissions associated with gassification plants, the island will indeed be turned into a gas chamber. In your posts, the other countries also have huge reservations, costs etc. If the BLP had commissioned this and tried to shove it down sane people’s throats as you are determined to do, would you still be such a rabid salesman, dismissing all common sense and reason, I think not. You and your politicians will end up in a load of trouble over your idiocy.

    I bet you some brilliant person will come up with an alternative to landfills, while you still try to sell Cow-an and Fruendel’s gassification gas chamber. There is no hope for you whatsoever.

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  47. Alvin Cummins December 2, 2015 at 11:10 PM #

    @Well Well,
    Whoever proposed it I would commend them for being far-sighted, and progressive. When I was at SUNY, we were given a lecture in Chemistry by Dr. Linus Pauling. By then he had been awarded two Nobel Prizes; one in Chemistry, and a Peace Prize for his work as an antinuclear activist. He was working on Proteins and had conceptualized the DNA molecule as a triple helix. Crick and Watson from Cambridge were also working on the structure of the DNA molecule. Pauling made two mistakes; he worked alone, instead of working with others who might have been able to spot his mistake; a fact that was commented on by Watson. Crick and Watson working together were able to conceptualize the DNA molecule as a double helix, with base pairs rather than mere hydrogen (acid) radicals. Crick and Watson solved the problem. Einstein made a mistake in his calculations in formulating his theory of general Relativity. It took him two years to find the mistake.
    My point is that even the greatest make mistakes. So I don’t accept everything without analyzing it.

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  48. Alvin Cummins December 2, 2015 at 11:14 PM #

    By the way Miller,
    Who else responded to the Invitation to Tender advertisement from the Sanitation Service, advertised in 2010 (closed in August that year) Do you know? What did they propose?

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  49. Well Well & Consequences December 3, 2015 at 4:18 AM #

    Alvin……yet you accepted Cow-an’s/Cahill’s agreement without reading it and challenged the professor’s findings without researching his credentials, says a lot about your powers of analysis, you probably missed that class. Just admit it, you have no credibility. No one can take you seriously, well maybe AC, but then, no one takes her seriously, two dumb peas in a pod…..lol

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  50. Nostradamus December 3, 2015 at 7:14 AM #

    Alvin Cummins November 29, 2015 at 8:48 PM #
    @Nostradamus;
    YES!!!!!

    No one should take Alvin Cummins seriously regarding his commentary on the Cahill WTE after he confirmed with an emphatic YES that he believes that the said plant will be incinerating old cars, trucks and metal. If he had read and understood the “Cow-an’s/Cahill’s agreement”, the Burnside Waste Characterization Report or done some basic research he would have known that the plant needs combustible material and as much non-combustible material as possible needs to be sorted out of the waste stream before reaching the WTE.

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  51. Well Well & Consequences December 3, 2015 at 9:59 AM #

    Alvin is just regurgitating what his masters want him to say, he is a parrot, he researches nothing, analyzes nothing, he just sings for his supper. A useless specimen.

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  52. millertheanunnaki December 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM #

    @ Nostradamus December 3, 2015 at 7:14 AM
    “If he had read and understood the “Cow-an’s/Cahill’s agreement”, the Burnside Waste Characterization Report or done some basic research he would have known that the plant needs combustible material and as much non-combustible material as possible needs to be sorted out of the waste stream before reaching the WTE.”

    Not under Alvin’s proposed WTE operations. The abandoned vehicles will be packed with explosives and petrol to make them combustible-ready. To achieve greater efficiency he can arrange with the various funeral homes to send the dead bodies of the poor to act as organic compact material for the vehicles. “Cremation at no cost” can be the advertising slogan for Alvin’s WTE plant.

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  53. Well Well & Consequences December 3, 2015 at 3:53 PM #

    Lol..

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  54. Exclaimer December 3, 2015 at 5:09 PM #

    “Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy
    In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success ”

    This is a positive article and confirms what is achievable when a government prioritises the needs of her people above the needs of special interest groups (foreign and domestic neo-liberal parasites).

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/03/uruguay-makes-dramatic-shift-to-nearly-95-clean-energy

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  55. David December 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM #

    @Exclaimer

    This is fantastic!

    A lot of learning to be had for the Caribbean.

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  56. Well Well & Consequences December 4, 2015 at 2:32 AM #

    The simplest solution is always the best, but too many governments like to overthink everything making things complicated.

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  57. Alvin Cummins December 4, 2015 at 9:40 PM #

    @Well Well & Exclaimer,
    The web link provided by Exclaimer is instructive; especiaLLY THE LAST LINE…”Let’s stop argue and do it”.
    Notice the mix of technologies, and the investment, as well as the cooperation between Private and Public sector. Notice the length of time of the agreements for investor funding (20 years or more). Barbados is also embarking on a mix of technologies; including Plasma gasification. Uruguay is larger (more land space) has a population of 3.4 million, as opposed to 270 thousand for Barbados, and a large amount of their energy comes from biomass.
    The difference is that the people of Uruguay are willing to cooperate and give the government a chance to experiment and diversify, instead of constantly being negative.
    With time we will reach that level of maturity.

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  58. Well Well & Consequences December 5, 2015 at 12:27 AM #

    Yeah Alvin…..and if you would do some research you will learn that clean energy and green energy cannot and should not be classified or mentioned in the same sentence as gassification. That was the first thing that stood out to smart people who actually did research. Show us the sentence that says Uraguay uses gassification in their renewable energy program..

    Keep trying to sell out your people with wicked alliances and believe that it is a sign of maturity Alvin. That is your swan song, but you will not see it come to fruition in it’s present form.

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  59. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right December 5, 2015 at 7:23 AM #

    @ Alvin Cummins

    You is really an ingrunt ole man (82) and mekking bad fuh me (84) and Rolf Harris (85) a dirty ole man doah my friend Simpleton Simon have accuse me of being one uh dem too and Legion/AC have wished dat I was a dead one

    You ingrunt self said “The difference is that the people of Uruguay are willing to cooperate and give the government a chance to experiment and diversify, instead of constantly being negative. With time we will reach that level of maturity…”

    Gross domestic product of Uruguay 55.71 billion USD ‎(2013)

    Gross domestic product of Venezuela 14,414.75 USD ‎(2013)

    Gross domestic product of Argentina 14,715.18 USD ‎(2013)

    Gross domestic product of Peru 6,661.59 USD ‎(2013)

    The GDP per Capita, in Barbados, when adjusted by Purchasing Power Parity is equivalent to 72 percent of the world’s average. GDP Per Capita Ppp in Barbados averaged 14070.54 USD from 1990 until 2014.

    Venezuela got oil whu Barbados got? Why you doan go and do like me and watch replays of Eddie Murphy and Lee Marvin when de night come?

    You know Lee Marvin did born in 1923? I watch “de Dirty Dozen” jes last Sundey, dat is a war picture not a porn wunna hear!!

    I now apologise to the other readers on BU fuh Alvin scvunt and rephrase his statement at 9.40 p.m. as follows

    “The reality is that the people of Uruguay have the resources to diversify in this manner while the people of Barbados are correct not to cooperate and give the government any opportunity to experiment with its limited resources and risk killing off the environment and we encourage Bajans to intensify in their effort to fight against DownLowe and Me Clare. It is my sincerest hope that none of you Bajans will ever be afflicted as I am and reach my level of senility…”

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  60. Well Well & Consequences December 5, 2015 at 3:46 PM #

    Senility can be the only explanation for Alvin’s behavior.

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