Submitted by Heather Cole
From: Stephen Mader
Sent: May 26, 2014 11:24 PM
To: Donville Inniss
Subject: Waste from Energy
Dear Minister Inniss,
It was a pleasure to meet you this evening at the reception. I had my staff look into the Letter of Intent, and thus far it seems there was no RFP. I will continue to have them look into this matter. As well, at first blush, it seems the Barbados Government is paying far too much for the technology and the plant. This is just based on our (Forth State Energy) own projections. I am having our people look into this and I will report back to you.
I will also send to you a list of officials I spoke to while I was in Barbados.
Again, it was a pleasure to meet you this evening, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Think outside the Landfill.
Stephen J. Mader
President & CEO
Fourth State Energy
We all seemed to have given Donville Inniss a pass regarding any involvement in the Cahill Scam. He was not one of the 5 ministers who signed on the dotted line for the project. However at the Cabinet meeting in 2014, he was part of the unanimously decision that the plant should come into existence. The letter above is clear proof that prior to the stink raised last year in 2015, that Mr. Inniss had intimate knowledge regarding the Plasma Gasification Plant. He was able to take a letter of Intent presumably from Cahill Canada to a reception to discuss it with Mr. Mader.
It is significant to note the subject of Mr. Mader’s letter to Mr. Inniss, ‘Waste from Energy’ and that indeed speaks volumes. A look at the company website for Fourth State Energy shows that it boasts that it “can deliver a world without waste. A world where waste is transformed into energy.” Perhaps he was conveying that it was a nonsensical undertaking about to be undertaken by the Government of Barbados which incorporated growing king grass to burn garbage to produce energy.
This letter raises a few questions. Is it the standard business practice for government officials to conduct the people’s business after hours at receptions? What other business transactions has Mr. Inniss or his colleagues undertaken this way? Are there minutes of this meeting on record? Did he take the letter to Mr. Mader when he realized that he had not done the due diligence that the people of Barbados paid him to do?
I am not aware if this letter of Intent is the same as the MOU that is on BU and it makes me wonder when it was dated as well as whose signature it bore. The letter specifically states that the Letter of Intent was not an RFP. How did Mr. Inniss who in the pass claimed he had no knowledge of the Cahill scam happen to have the letter of Intent which I assume was the initial point of written contact?
It was also noted that Mr. Mader stated that the Government was paying too much for technology and plant. Perhaps this should be brought to the attention of Dennis Lowe who recently stated that the Cahill Gasification Plant will not cost the Government a cent.
I am hoping that diligence by BU will result in the follow up letter to the Minister