Water Vision

ionics

Ionics

There is no need to be prolix about the current state of the water supply and distribution system in Barbados. As a reminder of the games politicians from both the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and Democratic Labour Party (DLP) have played with our most precious resource, BU often refers to the late David Thompson’s speech to the staff of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) delivered in 2009.  One measurement the citizens of Barbados should be able to evaluate any government is the level of efficiency it exercises to manage the water resource. Not since the period of Nicky Sealy can we recall BWA being eligiable for a passing grade.

All of our central government and statutory agencies need to be efficiently managed. Because water is an essential commodity the BWA needs to be managed as a professional outfit. Instead, we have had to accept through the years the appointment of political lackeys to the BWA Board of Directors. It reached the ridiculous under this government with the appointment of an Executive Chairman. Although it must be said Minister David Estwick has been spending borrowed money to install mains, build spanking headquarters and a few other projects – can we say water supply and distribution has improved? Can we say that 40% of our water continues to leak from rusted mains? BU will recognize good performance by the BWA when every citizen of Barbados is guaranteed a reliable supply of potable water. No excuses, no ifs or bloody butts.

If we are to accept the latest mouthings by Minister Estwick, temporary and permanent desalination plants will be integral to the water supply solution in Barbados. Of interest to BU is the fact two desalination facilities are majority owned by local businessman Bizzy Williams, Ionics (Spring Garden, St.Michael) registered in 1999 and Potable Water Supply (Groves, St. Philip) registered in 2010. Should we be concerned about the growing concentration of ownership in our water supply? After all Bizzy has admitted that he supports financing the PIP. What we need from our government is to demonstrate greater transparency in how they manage. Where is the building of a  quality society constantly touted by this government if a few are always the ones to benefit?

Will Barbadians be given a coherent explanation why the BWA pull back from the water prohibition order a couple week ago? With no explanation one is left to speculate the managers of the BWA are clueless. What Barbadians need to hear from the executive of the BWA is a dispassionate delivery of the vision, the implementation of the project plan, ramping up customer service and the assurance the BWU is fully supportive. This requires leadership, not braying at press briefings.

92 comments

  • The problem with the water supply of this country is that this Government has found someone to lay the blame on for its shortage – as like with many other things. It’s not their fault, but the populace of this country waste too much water. Not so, because the hotels use the most of the water, plus their water supply is never cut off no matter how many thousands of dollars they owe the BWA! Add to that the number of stand-alone bars, the various night clubs, aircraft and ships – especially cruise liners – which take on water, and the businesses and Government departments which have their own kitchens, plus the school meals departments, one would come to the conclusion that that could not be so. Included in Sandals’ sweetheart deal is also no tax on water, so it is obvious that they will not care how much of that commodity they use. If the Cahill Energy project comes to fruition, that will make it worse with 30 years of free water – with them being able to wash, not only their private vehicles, but their trucks and other vehicles which they own for free – at the expense of the taxpayers of this country!

    Like

  • Violet C Beckles

    The water will always run as long as you can pay the Bill, Just another reasons to jack up the rates, another way of adding more taxes and VAT,
    You will know when we have a water problem when the pools are empty,The hotels then will be using sea water or rain water,
    They dont even care about leaks , just the money coming,

    Like

  • Anthony Davis April 1, 2016 at 3:51 AM #

    Excellent post…….the question still to be answered is why the lack of a concerted effort to run new pipes throughout Bim…..the populace needs to see the diff in cost between the two real real desal plants and running pipe.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    It is quite interesting from the post provided by Anthony Davis that if the measurement of water use in the hotel and some entities of the commercial sector (exempted from water taxes) are higher than domestic household use, how is it that during ‘the blame fingers only point to the domestic household situation and not to those who really use the most. This certainly constitutes a monstrous misrepresentation of facts, since I have also read on this thread, if true, that some gated establishments are free of water meters and therefore not charge by the BWA for taking their share of the precious resource. We certainly know that if investors are to be attracted to our dependent craving for others to bring their business and capital into our little island rock, certain perks must be afforded to them upon an agreed set of cah say no concessions, for them to come and set up shop. But, it begs the question, should a resource as scarce and precious as that of the Barbados limestone filtered water scarce supply be offered as part of the investment incentive when other concessions and incentives are provided as part of the freeness deal? Sorry, but I think it should never be part of any deal in order for us to get them to give us a piece of what they already got.

    Like

  • Wonderful contribution. Let us wait and see the outcome of recent tender for the two desalination plants promised by Minister Estwick.
    Given the financial reach of Bizzy Williams and sidekick Dave Staples, and their willingness to ‘buy’ the position of being the exclusive supplier of water to BWA what will Mwansa, Marville and Lindo do? In the bible there were three wise men, in literature there were three musketeers and in the Barbados Water Authority there is the three bandits.
    It is a known fact that rats always return to the place of their last ‘meal’ when searching for another feeding.

    Like

  • Colonel Buggy has posted many pictures of the dilapidated state of the environs where many of our water reservoirs are located.

    Like

  • Bizzy is selling 12 MILLION GALLONS of water to BWA 7 days a week, 365 days a year. He is taking we ground water, free of cost, filtering and then selling to back to we.

    Like

  • Asquith Haynes April 1, 2016 at 7:08 AM #

    Bizzy is selling 12 MILLION GALLONS of water to BWA 7 days a week, 365 days a year. He is taking we ground water, free of cost, filtering and then selling to back to we.
    +++++++++++++++++++

    Been going on for almost 20 years … we like it so!!

    Like

  • So what’s all this about molasses in Coles Cave?

    No sugar factories above so some genius must be dumping it there.

    Maybe it is an experiment to see how long it takes to get to Belle!!

    Like

  • John April 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM #

    Remember the “rusted” tanks at the port that had to be destroyed and new ones erected…..well the molasses had to go somewhere and according to the press report it had the sanction of govt to deposit same at Coles cave…..only in Bim.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences

    John…. that is more than likely the molasses that was rotting in the port for 20 years and none of the ministers or port managers could remove it without permission from David Seale…bunch of dumbass, useless black men…Seale probably gave them permission to dump it all over the island.

    Like

  • Bernard Codrington.

    Well, well, well. Glad some body is waking up to what the real political games are. The source is not the two existing parties but the citizens who sit idly by waiting for some hero to save them from their inertia.

    Like

  • Anyone care to hazard a guess as to where the $35M in back pay will come from for BWA workers? Dare I say increased water rates? With a little fancy footwork, the esteemed MoF will introduce a bill for increased rates, blame the unions for making unreasonable demands and at the same time set a tariff that guarantees governmental banditry a cut. Don’t you just love the googled eyed MoF.

    Like

  • Check out this story in Mail Online and see if there is any similarity between what has happened in “The mother country” and what is happening in “Little England”. Selling your soul for pieces of silver.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3518400/We-ve-sold-soul-desperate-dash-foreigners-cash-writes-RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN.html

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences

    “They’re not all brilliant businessmen, they just knew the right people and greased the right palms.”

    That one sentence jumped off the page, right in ya face.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3518400/We-ve-sold-soul-desperate-dash-foreigners-cash-writes-RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN.html#ixzz44aJIHnWU
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Like

  • Good expose by David and Davis.These developments are bloody frightening really.

    Like

  • John April 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM #
    John you have missed the story of the molasses which were highlighted in the media back at the end of last year.
    Basically this is the 25 year old abandoned molasses from the tanks at the Bridgetown Port, owned by Davis Seales (Sir), being dumped in various locations in the island.

    Like

  • buggy…..buggy…..buggy!!
    the molasses is being dumped by storage solutions inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of PRECONCO LIMITED.
    STORAGE SOLUTIONS INC is the ones that building the $40 MILLION DOLLARS molasses tanks in the Bridgetown Port.

    Like

  • Small Dwarf, if what you say is correct then we are wasting time discussion the molasses topic here. There is nothing that can be done about it. Let’s wish the cave a fond farewell ’cause if Storage Solutions say ’tis so, then ’tis so! Ah, it must be comforting to own a minister or government.

    Like

  • Small Dwarf April 1, 2016 at 2:24 PM #
    That explains everything. And we are spending $7Millions of the taxpayers money to celebrate 50 years of independence?
    While we were focusing on the PM and his cohorts becoming dictators, the real, already installed and fully fledged dictators are Maloney, Bizzy , Bjerkham et al.
    As a people we ain’t Papa India Sierra Sierra.

    Like

  • @ Colonel Buggy
    As a people we ain’t Papa India Sierra Sierra.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    No…. but we are even worse.
    We are the brass bowls that collect the stuff…
    AKA Papa Oscar Siera …

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences

    That is why very few people, yardfowls mostly, have any respect for the black leaders, their criminal friends definitely, but that respect only lasts while they are getting what they want, at taxpayers expense, when the newly elected politicians are put in place, then the respect shifts to the newly elected, ask Rommel Marshall….and repeat, their bribers, at no time at all because you cannot respect those politicians whom you own while they sell out their own people, since it’s clear they cannot be trusted.

    Whichever way you cut it, the taxpayers always lose.

    Like

  • @anthony Davis
    Cahill eneregy will not only have free water for 30 years . it will use millions of gallons of water for quenching the Syngas which will create a toxic mix of heavy metals and God knows what else which will be recycled through the system but will eventually end up in a lagoon of concentrated toxic sludge which will have to be exported for disposal as we do not have the means or the methods to deal with this toxic soup.
    There has been no meaningful discussion on the Cahill monster
    Where are the tech experts’ so we can get all this ill-considered time bomb!!!!!!!

    It’s April fools day we are the fools for allowing this travesty to persist.

    Like

  • Colonel, unless I misread the stories, last year it was Rogers Quarry, now it is Coles Cave!!!

    Big difference!!

    The story I hear about the molasses tanks is that they were scrapped for salvage value but the new ones get eat way bad, some genius chose the wrong material and would not leave well enough alone.

    Steptoe and Son and Sanford and son at work.

    Geniuses!!

    Screw the whole frigging water supply up for a few $$$ in scrap!!!

    Monkey handling gun!!

    I hear Andrews Factory going or gone the same way, chosen persons making a killing of scrapping equipment which until recently performed very well!!

    For a few dollars what will these clowns do next!!!

    No values whatsoever, just a mad scramble for a buck!!

    Like

  • @small dwarf

    Say it isn’t so.

    What must occur repeatedly under the eye of a minister of the environment and yet he avoids the pink slip. About the matter of the molasses Lowe referred the media to the PS Alleyne who pointed said media back to Lowe.

    JAs All!

    Like

  • FearPlay April 1, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Here is an idea.

    Why not invite Saudi ‘businessman’ Turki Bin Abdullah to move to Barbados with his £1.5 million (BDS $4 million) collection of shiny cars (duty free of course); and park them on Baxters Road as a tourist attraction.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lol…Due Diligence, the local politicians are afraid of those Saudi wild boys, their current bribers demand control of the economy and exemption from prosecution for their criminal activities, which is bad enough.

    But…….

    The Saudi wild boys, with their slave trader bloodlines from thousands of years ago, will also demand slave labor in exchange, exporting bajans to work in the middle east, not even those intensely greedy politicians can swing that one….not in this age, it will be discovered quickly and they will be brought up on international slave trading charges..

    Like

  • Talking about slave trade – how familiar are you with human trafficking? Review this story and then let’s talk about what is happening in Barbados with this horror and how easy it would be for those in the corridors of power to let some of us go to an Asian county of financial influence just to satisfy their immense thirst for money – http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35846207.
    Just stop and think for awhile – this country has been unable to solve the ZR and public transportation challenge for donkey’s years. Do you think that we can solve a water problem which is infinitely more complex?

    Like

  • Cole’s Cave: From National Treasure to National Disgrace

    Anthony Jones's photo.

    CommentShare

    Comments

    Karl Watson

    Karl Watson Where did you get these pictures Anthony?

    Like · Reply · 6 hrs

    Anthony Jones

    Anthony Jones The pic on the left is from Stephen Mendes site and the other one is from here: http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/03/31/cave-of-disaster/

    Cave of disaster

    Cave of disaster | Environmental authorities have so far refused to comment on what…

    barbadostoday.bb

    Like · Reply · 6 hrs · Edited

    Karl Watson

    Karl Watson All right…I’ll check it out.

    Like · Reply · 6 hrs

    Michael Springer

    Michael Springer Let me just say that the molasses is slowly starting to clear compared to two months ago. So the more rain we get, it should eventually rectify itself.

    Like · Reply · 5 hrs

    Michael Springer

    Michael Springer This is a typical example of our disconnect as a society, to the natural environment. Our institutions have failed us in this regard.

    Like

  • A quick question..
    Couldn’t this be taken out to sea and dumped? With my limited knowledge I do not think this would be an ecological hazard…..

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Absolutely amazing. I do not think he understands fully the nature of molasses and its impact. He is hoping that the dilution factor of increased water to the molasses will reduce the overall viscosity making it easier to percolate through the natural filtration of the rock or simply, flow out. What he is not revealing is the residual film that will line the sides of the cave and that bit of molasses that will settle to the bottom of the water’s floor if not agitated. What you will get is a nice little food source for the fungal and bacterial loads to continue to proliferate exponentially. Also, too, as this molasses mix water moves out of the cave, it is obvious that it will be flowing in its new diluted form to other parts of the underground system to effect and raise trouble at a scale that will only be determined when its impacts are felt. This is no self-rectifying problem, this is a very bad environmental nightmare made worse by the stupidity of those who do not operate in a system of approved and reevaluated competencies. This matter begs for the prosecution of those who consented to its open disposal and those idiots, posing as experts, who obviously did not do they homework on the environmental impacts of improper disposable of molasses, who assumed that molasses can be easily disposed of by a layer of dirt.

    Like

  • @SSS

    Can the government prosecute itself? What needs to happen is for PM Stuart to sack Lowe.

    >

    Like

  • @David – Sack Lowe? Should that happen, Lowe would have every right to ask “How come I’m the only idiot in this cabinet to get fired for stupidity?”

    Like

  • @Fearplay

    The other bit of comedy playing out is James Paul MP (sits on the government side) criticizing government about allowing the Chinese to develop land in St. Lucy at Hope Plantation used to grow grass to support animal husbandry YET vote pro government in parliament for every shit.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Unless Lowe made the decision himself, they are several others that need to be sacked and the penal system deployed to bring all those involve in the consent to justice. Lowe is just one part of the pie.

    Like

  • Given Lowe’s involvement with Peter Allard, he was meant to be a plant aka stooge, he should never have been appointed to Cabinet for said reason.

    Like

  • Could have tried selling it to Trinidad.
    Remember buying some honey in Trinidad that tasted like molasses. All I could think was these T&T bees eating too much sugar cane.

    @SSS 8:30 p.m
    A very solid contribution.
    If there is so much knowledge in the general population, then why is it not reflected in the cations of the policy makers?

    Like

  • *actions

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences

    Gazer…because they have reached a level where the citizens are much more intelligent than the leaders, much more knowledgeable and savvy…lingusitic inversion, the citizens are at the top in intelligence and knowledge, but it’s the idiots at the bottom, the leaders who are managing the country.

    So, the inversion has taken place where the leaders are clearly at the bottom, because of lack of intelligence and most of the citizens are at the top displaying super intelligence that cannot be enforced or at least not until they can find a way to get rid of the less intelligent leaders.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 1, 2016 at 8:30 PM #
    On a visit to Fort Shirley in north Dominica , I was amazed at the “cement” which was used some 200 yrs ago ,to construct a gun emplacement there. Further research revealed that the ‘Cement” was a mixture of Mud and Molasses.
    Imagine what would happen if this molasses mixed with mud, begin to act as a cement within the caves.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences

    Did I mention that the less intelligent leaders will never listen to the more intelligent citizen, because the politicians believe themselves superior to the more intelligent citizens…..all because of a pretentious title.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences April 1, 2016 at 10:30 PM #
    In other words #2 floats to the top.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences

    Colonel….obviously the ones who thought they were being slick by dumping the molasses, dont know this…less knowledge, they never do any research about anything, theirs is not to question why, just do as told and take the bribe.

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences

    Yep..lol

    Like

  • Well Well & Consequences

    I always heard…scum, shit and milk, always tends to float to the top.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Colonel Buggy

    I wrote that on a Barbados Today thread, but they did not allow it to be featured. Imagine when a person spews some cold from their mouth after coughing up a chunk of the green stuff. Have you ever seen how everything clings to the chunk of green spew like a magnet? That is exactly what will happen with molasses and dirt. I can guarantee that some Jackass advised that the same way how you mix water with molasses and get a nice little diluted drink is the same effect that you will get when you bury it in the sand and the rain comes, wet it down and wallah, it dissipates. I put my head on the block if this is not reasoning behind this madness,

    David

    Dennis Lowe is just one version of nasty while the others, like the Prime Minister, represent the rest. How can he deal with Lowe when he presents an alternative version of his own type of skulduggery that cannot warrant any type of disciplinary action against another’s tricksy.

    Like

  • Over five months ago I outlined a simple procedure in the Barbados Nation News on how to address the water scarcity issue in that country. Since then, the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has tried several unsuccessful alternatives to mitigate the country’s water woes. BWA has tried water conservation, Bizzy Williams and Ionics’ desalination water plant, water pipe replacements and, most recently, water rationing. Needless to say, the water situation has gotten even worse because the citizens there are still complaining. The government was even contemplating purchasing water from Suriname at an annual rate of USD$55M. Unfortunately, Suriname itself is suffering from water shortages due to the adverse impact of El Nino in the region. Since all else have failed, isn’t it prudent that the BWA should revisit my suggested solution of five months ago and, at least give it some consideration? This procedure has been successful on other islands!!

    Like

  • Non-stop hot azz messes down there

    Like

  • @Richard

    Can you share what is the procedure you are promoting for Barbados?

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    The Gazer

    Barbados’ motto is Pride and ”Industry.” The one thing that has killed off most of Barbados’ efforts to move from one level of strength to the next is that word called Pride. Pride has puffed is up so much that when we hold certain positions in government we believe that the positions we hold convey instantly the power of omniscience and absolutism. So listening to anyone less is a step down, particularly when you are not part of the elitist group of money. That is why people like Claire Cowan could have and almost got so far with her deal because her waste to energy project is what Barbados need moreso that a simple three Rs endeavour.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 2, 2016 at 7:23 AM #

    Solid contributions,totally on point as usual.

    So when will you take up the challenge and round up your cohorts in the diaspora and lead the charge to rescue Bim?

    As I have said to you before us old fogeys here on BU can do nothing but ole talk,we messed up this country big time over the last 40 odd years by acts of commission or ommission,the future of Bim lies in your young hands…..

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Vincent Haynes

    I am only a little girl. How can I possibly influence the divisive tactics of a political regime that have successfully divided the island into two supportive fronts? The young people are key but are they attracted enough to do what is necessary to have that change? My home is in Europe but my heart is in Barbados. I could not have achieved what I have achieved in Europe if I was in Barbados. I would love to make a contribution but there must be more cavaliers in order for they to be a cause.

    Like

  • Passed by Castle Grant yesterday and saw the 10 or 12 inch new main , that we heard the Minister talking, no bragging, about recently has reached a point just on the main road outside of the reservoir.
    My question is, Is this new main, coming directly from the new well in Sweet Vale going to pump water straight into the Castle Grant reservoir holding tank, or is it going to by-pass the reservoir and connect directly into the existing distribution network,which feeds the affected communities .

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    @Vincent Haynes, Colonel Buggy, my sweet piece, David, WWC et al.

    Listen to the following video below to understand the reason why it is so easy for our black leaders and, even ourselves, to be enticed to do contrary to what needs to be done to progress us far beyond the dismal realities many of us face.

    Liked by 1 person

  • @SSS

    Truth!

    This is where leadership (especially in the Black community and it goes without saying in a predominant Black country) is required to disrupt what is an entrenched mindset.

    Like

  • Good video
    It is what EWB meant with the mirror image thing too… but the FUNDAMENTAL problem is that we have adopted a foreign philosophy, based on materialism,
    …and we are PISS POOR at making it work.

    That materialism thing ‘works’ for the others pretty well….
    They are good at building wealth, protecting it, loving it, and passing it down to their children….
    …and they consider THAT to be ‘success’ ….and feel REALLY good about it… because of a spiritual flaw in their basic DNA composition…

    WE on the other hand, (being the people closest to the model that God actually CREATED) fail MISERABLY on most of these counts….We are..
    …NOT GOOD at building wealth… we are MUCH more focused on impressing others
    …NOT GOOD at protecting it … distracted by bling, sex, partying, church, Obeah, drugs …anything else – because we have a DEEP THIRST for more meaning in life BEYOND material ‘things’
    …NOT GOOD at loving it …the novelty wears of quickly – besides we quickly end up with high blood pressure, diabetes or some other NCD to bring us back to reality..
    ..NOT GOOD at passing it on to our children …. nothing much to pass on after all that..

    In reality, Blacks should be therefore most likely to search for that DEEPER meaning to life…. beyond the obviously temporary distractions of materialism….
    BUT we are obsessed with the apparent glitter of the ‘developed’ world…..
    We have adopted their ‘gods’….EVEN though they DON’T work for us…
    We continue to bow down to THEIR idols of materialism and money… in spite of ourselves.

    We measure ourselves by THEIR standards…
    We plan our lives by THEIR vision of success…
    …wuh the ONLY thing we can possibly do is ….FAIL.

    Shiite man…. this is what Bushie means by brass bowlery…

    Like

  • @Bush Tea

    A huge disappointment has been the surrender of the traditional media. The fourth estate is critical to maintaining a wholesome society. One thing to report news but there must be healthy investigative and scholarly reporting. What we have in Barbados is media houses who are news takers.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 3, 2016 at 5:53 AM #

    Human nature not peculiar to “blacks”,this issue revolves around us deciding who and what we are as I have spoken about time and time again……the quicker we stopped looking at pigmentation the better it will be for us Carribean people……we have a golden opportunity to define ourselves and decide our destiny.

    Here is where you need to step back and read up on Boadicea,Joan of Arc,Nefertiti,Harriette Tubman and Rosa Parks too mention a few ladies that made a difference,then ask yourself is Bim worth rescuing….if you still consider yourself a little girl unable to undertake the task then so be it…..Vaya con BBE.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Vincent Haynes

    Bim needs to be rescued. I am not afraid of the fight just worried about the bravery and degree of trust in those who will assist in the fight. I wanted to commence a flyer campaign on here but do not know how to use photoshop. Do you not think that you can contribute your knowledge by protesting via flyers, posters and such like in a digital protest?

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 3, 2016 at 10:01 AM #

    My contribution is on BU…..by correcting twistorians,giving of my views and experiences and willing to defend them with my given name.

    What I would suggest to you is that flyers,posters,etc are secondary and are for the older generation,it is the young you need to capture who are the twitter and newer incarnation users…..read up on how Obama applied them.

    Like

  • @ SSS
    Girl, don’t waste your time with big-belly Vincent….. he is just another typical Bajan bowl who, between gulps of rum and coke – while playing dominoes on the couch – steps over to the laptop to cuss Bushie on BU…..

    Vincent will not be printing one shiite – you can take Bushie’s word…
    …and when you start that ‘fight’ on behalf of Bajan Brass bowls, just make sure that you watch your back … cause when you there concentrating on the foe ahead, one of the brass bowls will stab you in the back for some stupid-ass reason (such as being jealous of how cute you are – ..or of that 2017 Jag that you are driving….)

    In fact the only reason Vincent on BU now so much ..is that his donkey getting six-loves one after the other – so he have a lotta time offa the board to blog…. 🙂
    LOL
    ha ha ha

    Like

  • Bush Tea April 3, 2016 at 10:26 AM #

    Chuckle…..leave it to you to introduce brassbowl foolishness into what was so far an intelligent conversation.

    How come no reaction to this by the BU crowd???

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/04/02/blp-knocks-government-over-moodys-downgrade/

    Like

  • @Vincent

    What is there to comment about the downgrade that has not been stated already?

    Like

  • So, the molasses dump site at Mount Wilton did not get to Harrison’s cave but appeared in Cole’s Cave!!

    That will say a lot about the geology in that area.

    I have some buddies who been trying to find a link from Coles Cave to Harrison Cave for years but with no success.

    But one thing is pretty sure, it will probably end up at the Belle!!

    Maybe it will have turned into rum and we can all enjoy the local water!!

    Like

  • David April 3, 2016 at 10:39 AM #

    Yep,we are punch drunk….just going around in circles…..todays brasstacks says it all,my first one in Blighty since my arrival,suprised at the clarity of sound…..also listening to the windies men tryimg to self destruct.

    Like

  • @Vincent

    What is today’s brasstacks topic?

    Like

  • David April 3, 2016 at 12:18 PM #

    Chuckle……I rest my case……Jeremy Stephens,Ryan,Adrian Rogers,Bizzy….moderators Ellis&Layne…….pulling out their respective hairs over the state of the country…..no confidence in this govt…….and I tuned in late from 4198 miles away and you in Bim not listening……wuhloss punch drunk.

    Like

  • @Vincent

    It is the same narrative. We have heard it all before.

    Like

  • @ Vincent
    Enjoy….
    Spend a few hours by speakers corner a Sunday morning if you can…
    shiite talk can’t done…. 🙂

    Like

  • David April 3, 2016 at 12:32 PM #

    Apparently Charles Skeete started of the programme and stated that S&P will follow suit and the BDD looking very dodgy………looks like events will overtake the dithering of the govt/opposition and the public……Rome is burning and the fiddling will stop.

    Bushie

    Will do….was one of my original haunts decades ago.

    Like

  • @Vincent

    Let us wait for the government’s response although we can anticipate what it will be.

    Like

  • … next place for the molasses to appear will probably be the BWA pumping station at Applewhaites.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Vincent Haynes

    You have only seen a picture of my shut eyes and part face. I am not vain, but I am subject to sexual advances on a daily basis because of the way I look. I cannot go into a nearby cafe without some jerk telling me he will give me his house if I give him my heart. I cannot come home to Barbados in peace before the immigration guy is not telling me something smart. I could not sit properly in Berks bar last year before two ministers of the BLP were not sending over complimentary drinks to me my peepets. I would love to take the charge but I know I will be subject too much sexual harassment as bajan men have no control over their urges and think that ever pretty face wants to be laid. I do not like know one touching me because I will floor your ass. I prefer to play a supportive role not taking the lead.

    Like

  • John April 3, 2016 at 1:48 PM #
    … next place for the molasses to appear will probably be the BWA pumping station at Applewhaites.
    ******************************************************************
    And that is possible. The caves in that area are extensive. I mentioned before an account told to me by my father ,of a man who was lifted up from a water well at Strong Hope plantation, while workers of that plantation were fetching water in a large cask from the well. The man, a European, had entered at Cole’s Cave.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 3, 2016 at 1:57 PM #

    To each their own……..I wish you a long and enjoyable life.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Vincent Haynes

    You sound disappointed. Why is that?

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 4, 2016 at 5:36 AM #

    Chuckle……at my age,having lived through the era that I did,nothing dissapoints me anymore….all of us have choices,it is all part of the genetic make up of our humanoid being and we should always respect each others choices….thanks for taking the time and engaging with your thinking.

    Like

  • @ Vincent
    It has not passed Bushie’s notice that since you landed in Europe …you have been chatting up SSS…. Bushie done know wunna Waterford boys… wunna ain’t nuh good…

    Tek care Piece don’t haffa deal wid you….

    Like

  • One of the many excavations seen in the Christ Church area as a result of work being carried out by WMC ,Water Management Caribbean, whoever they are.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Colonel Buggy

    Was there any real geological studies undertaken by Barbados with respect to these caves. I get the impression that the geography of the island is only known as far as its limestone layers, but no further.

    Like

  • Many years ago when Margaret Knight the mother of the late David Thompson posted to BU she made a promise to share info about the caves of Barbados. She mentioned a name of a person who had undertaken such a task. The name escapes at the moment.

    Like

  • Yes. There’s a lot that the BLP and DLP are tight-lipped about. Regarding water supplies and freshwater lenses; geophysical exploration connected to water supplies; this knowledge is used as a political football.

    Like

  • Here is the comment posted by Margaret Knight to BU in 2007.

    Persons have been asking on this, and BFP, where are all the caves in Barbados. There must be hundreds of caves, and I do believe that a Government Department should have that answer. However, I can point you in the direction of Mr. Keith Laurie, who knows a lot about “Above Ground Barbados” and “Underground Barbados” (he is my cousin!).
    When I was MUCH younger, I was an avid “spleedunker” (not sure if that is the correct spelling), or, the British term, “potholer”, and I was one of a party, back in 1971, led by Scandinavian Ole Sorenson, who went down into Cole’s Cave. On one of Ole Sorenson’s explorations into Cole’s Cave, he discovered Harrisons Cave. At another time, I, and some other foolhardy idiots, went into a cave just under Durants Village, somewhere in the vicinity of the ridge above Appleby Gardens, St. James. One of my friends go stuck and we had to drag him out backwards by his feet. I have not done any potholing since then! There is another cave (probably many more, in fact) in the Widley area, just under a rise where Rediffusion had its relay station many years ago. Bim is full of caves.

    Like

  • David April 6, 2016 at 4:47 AM #

    Julian Hunte if he is still compos mentis,can shed a lot of light on the caves of Bim as he was also a spelunker and was heavily involved with Sorenson&Laurie.

    Like

  • @Vincent

    The problem our educated society – where billions have been sunk – is that in the main our people do not record events to ensure there is a formal transfer of knowledge through generations.

    Have not seen Julian in recent times and he has also been missing from talk radio.

    Like

  • There is also a story told by people who have long long gone, of a tagged duck being placed in Cole’s Cave to see where it would emerge. The duck reportedly emerged many months later, featherless , at Birds River Land , Deacons Road.

    Like

  • Because Golden Ridge reservoir is low, half of the island experienced a water cut today, So what about those two wells in St George which the Minister was bragging about a few weeks ago,that were suppose to alleviate all the problems which the residents of Scotland District are facing.? One of these wells in Sweet Vale was discovered by the Yanks with a 100 feet of water,and the other is an old well reopened at Groves Plantation.

    Like

  • In a transparent world of government the minister should see it as his responsibility to get back to the public with an update. As always the public is left in limbo by this government to speculate.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    David

    You are so right. The entire geo structure of Barbados underground should have been recorded, mapped and preserve in history’s pages for other generations to be always in the know. Even now the government is not too late to carry out a pilot project on mapping Barbados caves with the type of technology that is available today. All aspects of Barbados development should be recorded in pictures with commentary explaining clearly what were the reasons behind the decision.

    Like

  • Sunshine Sunny Shine April 7, 2016 at 5:49 AM #

    Such a record does exist….It was shown in the media at the time of the Arch Cot tragedy.

    Like

Join in the discussion, you never know how expressing your view may make a difference.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s