Submitted by Anthony Davis
Developers of new housing developments are to blame for the water shortage at the BWA because they are putting down too much concrete around homes. I don’t even call them developers,”he said – Barbados Today 16 February, 2016
First of all, Mr. Paul, pray tell me: Is there no concrete around your home and the others where you live?
Is it, by chance, that you live in a slave hut, and that is why you are suggesting that we start building them again?
I bet that your house is built on a wonderful concrete foundation with your garage and drive way also being of concrete. It’s very strange that you want us to go back to slavery, while you and the other members of Government enjoy a life of Riley.
If you are so worried about water wastage, why are you giving Cahill Energy free water rights for 30 years in such a water scarce country as Barbados?
Why did you put up a $60 million building in the Pine for the BWA?
Is there no concrete surrounding that building for the various vehicles to park?
How about a moratorium on all-inclusive hotels in our country?
The people who stay there do not make much difference to the economy, because all they need is paid for up front. It’s the same with all of the condominiums which are being built, and do not have to hire many people. Also most of the money earned in foreign exchange goes to some foreign country.
Another question is: Did Town and Country Planning give the developers permission to put down as much concrete as you are purporting?
It’s time you all stop trying to pin the blame on someone else for whatever your problems are. You go to Parliament to discuss a garbage problem in this country, and all you discuss is Greenland. We all know what happened with Greenland so it’s time to move on from there, instead of trying to use it as some smoke screen to push through something which is not proven, and where two of them have been shut down recently – even one in Canada. Let Clare Cowan go and apply to start one in her country instead of here to pollute ours!
How much water will be needed for the new Sam Lord’s Castle project, and the new one which is to be started on Bay St., thereby depriving the populace of this country of the use of part of a popular beach?
How often have people called the BWA about water which is gushing down the road, only for someone to turn up to rectify the situation weeks after?
Methinks that a lot of this garbage problem is to show the people that we cannot do without Cahill Energy’s waste-to-energy plant which will be of no benefit to anyone else but yourselves, because you signed on to it in our name, but we didn’t ask you to.
How much concrete will be put down for the SSA building and the waste-to-energy plant in Vaucluse?
Those buildings and the relative parking lots – especially knowing that there will be trucks, and all other kinds of vehicles parking there – will also hinder the water from percolating into the aquifers.
Also, Cahill Energy will be allowed to get 30 years of free water, whereas the population of Barbados and those tourists who choose to visit Barbados will be deprived of water as usual.
So, Mr. Paul, wheel and come again. We are NOT going back to the slave huts!