Clarify Water Policy Please!
Submitted by Anthony Davis
The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) today announced a temporary ban on the use of water for a wide range of activities including watering of gardens, lawns and grounds. “And unless the rain begins to fall soon, the BWA is likely to begin rationing water, the state agency said – Barbados Today February 26, 2016
Well, well, well Mr. Marvell!
I must really marvel at these draconian measures for the use of water by the population of this country. Pray tell me, Mr. Marvell, do all of these measures really apply to everyone living in Barbados, or is there one law for the Medes and another for the Persians as usual?
What do you expect the farmers and the hotels to do?
Shall the hotels for which tourists pay exorbitant prices tell their guests that the swimming pools can no longer be filled?
Can those with golf courses – especially a certain one on the West coast – tell its well-heeled guests that the golf courses will not be watered and therefore no golf can be played before they jump into their private jets and head home?
Have you sent a notice to this Government that it cannot give away 30 years of water to Cahill Energy or any other company if there is not enough for the population and the visitors who pay so much money to spend some time in Barbados?
If not, why not?
If we don’t have enough water for ourselves and our guests, where will we find a free 30-year supply of that commodity for Clare Cowan who probably doesn’t know what such a plant looks like?
Seeing that water is such a precious, sought-after commodity, should our Government be giving it away?
No one gives away gold, silver or diamonds unless he/she has millions, if not billions, of $US on the bank – and this Government certainly does not have enough millions to give away that commodity.
Home drums should always beat first!
This leads to the other topic which is linked to this one.
I must digress here.
Minister Kellman, are you not one of those persons who signed the Cahill MOU in which you are selling land at 6 cents per acre to Cahill Energy?
Why do you expect the populace of this country to pay $5 per sq.ft.?
Shouldn’t those who pay such high taxes pay the same price or less?
That would only be fair!
They even pay you!
What do you mean by “suitable persons”?
Must the squatters also bring proof that they are squatting?
Methinks that this is a retrograde step – especially where the farmers are concerned, although Mr. Paul is one of those who stood up in Parliament and stated that the Cahill Energy plant will be the best thing for Barbados since sliced bread.
Notwithstanding that two such plants have had to be shut down – one of them being in Clare Cowan’s home country, and one in Glasgow “failed to secure planning approval”.
How many more will this happen to before this Government sees the folly of its ways?
He has water to give Cahill, but none for his own people.
What does the anti-environment Minister say?
Or, is he only into garbage?
“There’s no justice when the relevant people are silent.”