Water Supply with Ionics Incorporated Agreement (Scam), LEAKED

Estwick_BWA27,000 m3 x BDS$0.80 x 365 DAYS x 15 years = BDS$118,260,000.00 or BDS$118 MILLION DOLLARS.. Imagine being given the opportunity to spend BDS$18 MILLIONS DOLLARS to build a new water treatment plant with a no-risk contract with Barbados Water Authority where them would take all the water treated and where BWA would repay you BDS$118 MILLION DOLLARS in 15 yearsBU Tipster

The generation and distribution of water has always been a topical issue in Barbados long labelled a water scarce country. However, in the last 12 months it is difficult to recall a period post th 70s where access to potable water has reached such a level of criticality. The seriousness of water management in Barbados is best illustrated by the robinhoods who journey to the North of the island to distribute water.

We (BU et al) accept that the issues affecting water management are complex, we also accept many have been of our making. BU shares the following – Water Supply Agreement with Ionics Incorporated for the Supply of 27,000m3/Day of Desalinated Water from a Reverse Osmosis Desalination Facility.

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  • @Alvin

    What does the BLP initiating the deal have to do with the incumbent DLP government renewing?

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  • Rainy season start yet ?

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Alvin….where did you just crawl out from…and why did the same Kellman and Fruendel and Donvillle and…..not kept their eyes on the Ionics scame for the last SEVEN YEARS…so that when the contract expired 4???? Years Ago….they, as the current government in power, if they were not also corrupt, would have taken it away from their bribers BIZZY et al and return it to the taxpayers, because it belongs to the taxpayers.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    *scam…..Ionics scam Alvin, under DLP, still a scam.

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  • @Hants

    We have been having intermittent rain. No downpours yet.

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  • @Well Well,
    I was given A clean bill of health by the relevant health team. So you have me for a little while (or long while, who knows) yet. so hold your horses, more to come. You seem to see “scam” in every thing in life; politics, business, the church, everything. Exactly what is your definition of Scam?
    What were the original terms of the contract? he document is here in full. What is wrong with renewing/ especially at a time of drought? Didn’t the Minister at the height of the crisis recently determine that there was a need for more desalination plants? In answer to those who wonder, who is presently operating the plant…not Bajans? So we haVE THE EXPERTISE HERE TO RUN IT.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Alvin

    We all have an appointment with that fellow nonetheless, it is good that you have been granted a few more breaths.

    But I have a bone to pick with you though, two actually,

    You have as usual refused to read the background information on this matter – the whole contract is here my man, you a big renown author cyan read?

    As usual you have jumped straight in the pool not realising that this one is not at the one at the hotel where you are spending your vacation, it is the one “down by the nature park with the crocodiles”.

    My girlfriend like she is right about you yuh!!

    Which leads me to bone number two,

    The Clare Cowan technology that you were all across BU saying that “Bajans should give your DLP government a chance and ting?

    Now that it has been proven to be a sham what you have to say for yourself?

    You wnt got no shame??

    My girlfriend travelling on business but she going deal with you when she comes back though

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Alvin….read the contract, are you not tired looking stupid defending corruption, Cahill scam, Ionic scam, only reason you did not defend Del Mastros scam, is because they will be guests in a Canadian jail, one already is…..dont you get tired.

    You were just claiming to laugh because BLP started Ionics scam, until it sunk into your hard hesd that DLP continued Ionics scam….now you try to save face…well laugh at that.

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  • Which is worst the suckers who signed the scam in the first place or the ones who extended the life of the scam?

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Past Zone and that is BEFORE, Alvin the idiot jumped on here telling us yesterday that Kellman the idiot was warning BLPs Owen and Mia and Co….not to do it, it’s a scam, yet years later DLP idiots did the same thing ….lol

    Of course Alvin the idiot, tried to walk back the comment but I aint having none of that, too late….lol

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  • Past Zone,
    You asked the right questions. These folk just want to give people the impression that the DLP are the only “idiots” who run the country. They want to somehow shift the blame to the DLP. When the contracts were signed in the first place, the drought conditions, and the general water situation were not half as bad as they are now. It is wiser to extend the life of the arrangements. The company, private) is better placed at this time to continue operating it, than for government to take it over and assume that “mantle’. I thought they want government to get out of “business” and let the private sector run things. Isn’t that what Grenville is advocating? I have to take all their mouthing at face value.

    Well Well, you have not given me your definition of “scam”. What makes Ionics a “scam” after fifteen years of operation? Do you consider ALL business ventures a scam? Do you think that if venture capitalists looked at every proposal for the establishment and financing of every proposal as a potential scam, that any progress would ever be made? If the young men who developed Yahoo or Google, Dell or Amazon, had had these attitudes to contend with that we would ever have seen the progress in the IT field? Tell me or show me otherwise. Or maybe your attitude only applies to Barbados. I wonder why.
    What we need to pay attention is the gradual takeover of the BEACh, created by nature, that extends from the aquaTIC TO THE PIER HEAD, BY ELEMENTS of THE SOCIETY looking to maximize the use of those lands and turn them into their private fiefdoms. A “facility” has been created for the use of clients of the Jolly Roger Tours, and tourists, seemingly without the necessary Town planning approval or necessary Environmental Impact Assessment study. At least I never saw any advertisement for the study. Where s it?

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  • The issue on the table is why has the government renewed the Ionics agreement as reported on BU. The BLP was ousted and not relevant to the discussion. Now we have the DLP fowls trying to obfuscate.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Alvin Cummins April 21, 2016 at 11:11 AM
    “What we need to pay attention is the gradual takeover of the BEACh, created by nature, that extends from the aquaTIC TO THE PIER HEAD, BY ELEMENTS of THE SOCIETY looking to maximize the use of those lands and turn them into their private fiefdoms. A “facility” has been created for the use of clients of the Jolly Roger Tours, and tourists, seemingly without the necessary Town planning approval or necessary Environmental Impact Assessment study. At least I never saw any advertisement for the study. Where s it?”

    Oh, Ye hypocrite of the highest order!

    To quote the ‘Scottish’ barb: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.”

    I guess you are possessed with the power to time-travel. You speak as if the governance of Barbados is still with the political party that was in office during the period 1995 to 2007.
    One can only guess who are these modern-day “white shadows” ‘lording’ over the black politicians and civil servants claiming to represent the interests of the country and the masses.

    You have no shame, AC the deceiver.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Alvin…you know why I cant answer you, because I know you did not read the Ionics contracts, neither did you read this thread from the beginning, just like you did not read the Cahill scam contracts…when you read them, let me know.

    As to taking over the beach..I have no clue what you are speaking about. Town & Planning just last week publicly ripped down a shed some poor people put up illegally, why dont they do the same for whomever thinks they own the beaches in Barbados.

    If it’s Sandy Lane Hotel folk you speak about why dont Fruendel tell them to cease and desist or send Dennis Lowe environment minister to stop the culprits and warn him of he tries to take a bribe to let it continue….he will be fired as environment minister.

    What do you and the government think the taxpayers pay them for, just to take bribes and have someone else do their jobs…wake up Alvin.

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  • Yesterday we heard the BWA’s profesional squawkers beating their chests over the long awaited ,and expected, return of water to the people of the Castle Grant water distribution area.
    Is the BWA really pumping water into Castle Grant Reservoir, which was last cleaned out 63 years ago in 1952 , some forty years since it was first commissioned? Has the reported crack in the holding tank which leaks water into the nearby Hunte’s tropical gardens been verified and rectified?
    And at what stage is the water from Sweet Vale will be treated.?
    The Tropical Gardens uses a high volume of chemical to control hers and pest, plus other. How can consumers be assured that there is no ingress of these chemicals into the water reservoir.?

    On Brasstacks ,yesterday, a caller queried about air in the water meter being registered as part of the consumer volume usage. I am positive that the caller was assured by the BWA’s official that unlike the old meters, the new meters do not register air as part of the volume usage. If that revelation is true, then the Fair Trading commission should demand that the BWA in some fashion , compensate customers for being fleeced over the years,even if it means a moratorium on rate increases for a given period.

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  • Past Zone April 18, 2016 at 4:05 PM #

    I think the BU family is expecting Mr. Ralph Bizzy Williams to come here and defend himself, anything less is going to be taken as confirmation that he is in on deals of fleecing the Government

    Nothing new here. Bizzy and the elites have fleeced government long before anyone us were born. Sinckler and Owen said lately the Bizzy crowd treat their businesses as if they were government departments on the one hand and have perfected the art of forcing lucrative concessions from government on the other. If millionaire spongers posing as businessmen helped the national economy and generated sustained growth one could understand. Nothing of the sort occurs the Bizzy’s get flamboyantly richer everyday and the poor taxpayers who are the source of their bounty get poorer. Then lackey fcuktards like Andrew Bynoe, Tony Webster and Olu rise to their defense squealing don’t interfere with the social architecture, we like it so.

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  • Well Well,
    Your definition of what constitutes a “scam” please.

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  • Well,
    I am not speaking of the Sandy Lane people.

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  • Miller,
    You obviously know of whom I speak, because I never mentioned any “shadows,” far less “white shadows”. How do you know their colour? You dissembler you.

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  • I am curious if there are 150000 people working in Barbados are workingand the average income is 1500 bd a month where is all this money for Canadian projects coming from

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Alvin…after you have read the Cahill Scam Contracts.

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  • @Lawson
    What Canadian projects are you talking about?

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lawson…the Canadians are going down to Barbados in droves and ALL have a energy scam, oops, I mean project. The money cannot be coming from Barbados…I do believe that is one of the reasons the Panama Leaks investigation might have been triggered so quicly and made an urgent priorit.

    The Canadian dollar is rising but still low compared to 3-4 years ago, so your question is valid.

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  • Well Well
    What has Cahill got to do with your definition of “scam”. You have spoken of mNY OTHER SCAMS THAN CAHILL; LONG BEFORE CAHILL. WHAT QUALIFIES AS A “SCAM” IN YOUR BOOKS?

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    The ones that affect the taxpayers Alvin, like the Cahill Scam you were promoting, have you read the contract yet, still waiting.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    @ Alvin

    scam
    skam/Submit
    noun informal 1. a dishonest scheme; a fraud. as in “an insurance scam – CLICO – Leroy Parris” synonyms: fraud, swindle, fraudulent scheme, racket, trick;

    In the context that it is used here it refers to the DLP sweetheart deal with Cahill and Me Claire Cowan, with HER UNPROVEN techhnology which YOU ALVIN CUMMINS were championing for the Dangerous Lying Party of the DLP and the scam artistes of Denis Lowe, Denis Kelman, Darcy Boyce and Chris Stinkliar

    As man Alvin why you just can’t say I was wrong as opposed to saying the “many other scams before cahill?” excuse.

    You see why no one wants to buy the book of a liar?

    Because the Royal Palms that you are planting are infected trees!!

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  • Alvin is a yardfowl, simple. And he is entitled.

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  • David,
    Which “scams” have yard fowls, as opposed to yard ducks, have they ignited? Yard fowls do not get the opportunity to initiate “scams”.

    By the way Piece or is it Dribbler,
    Sales of all three books are going well. Book launch of Yeshua AKA Jesus the Nazarene is scheduled for May 13th Public Library, Independence Square. Come. If you can. You can get out, can’t you?

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  • Woman, 19, who filed first Flint lawsuit against government is MURDERED just days after suspicious death of foreman at city’s water treatment plant

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3554797/Woman-19-leading-Flint-water-crisis-lawsuit-murdered-week-suspicious-death-man-wanted-questioning-lead-poisoning.html

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Alvin…but yardfowls take every opportunity to promote those scams, whether they are good for the country and people or not…..Cahill Scam, just to look good to your masters and enrich that shithound Clare Cowan, Bjerkham Tempro and all the other parties involved in the Cahill scam on and off island, while disadvantaging, stealing money from and killing Bajans with toxic fumes.

    Does that make you feel good about yourself now.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    What is unfolding in Michigan should give the greedy politicians and their yardfowls on the island great pause when they opt to help and take bribes from the foreign and local parasites who come up with scams for self-enrichment, but can only do so by raping the country and people.

    When they lose their investments because the scams did not work accordingly, someone has to pay.

    The greedy and dumb politicians and yardfolws are perfect and well deserving targets.

    Alvin..did any of the local and foreign parasites lose any money in the Cahill scam, they were all chasing down Clare Cowan and she them…like all their lives depended on it, know what I mean.

    And you were promoting Cahill scam, like your life depended on it, know what I mean.

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  • ANYTHING THATS SHADEY THIS GOVMENT LOVES, SICK NASTY SONS OF BELIAL

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Touche…lol

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  • Death of person who filed lawsuit against water poisoning in Flint cannot be just incidental. Those who love humanity and want justice are never afraid to pay with their life.

    I am very circumspect where I lime,where I consume food and my environment especially while late at night. The wicked will do anything to hide their wickedness. Every outspoken person or individual willing to challenge the entrenched corrupted system should have a defense and evasive plan well rehearse. Dead heroes are useless.

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  • worried about food when in your paper today the women are are eating chicken pills to get a bigger botsy, the weird thing is it actually makes them lay better.

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  • Man you like to ruffle a few feathers!

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  • Smooth roads never make good drivers!
    Smooth sea never makes good sailors!
    Clear Skies never make good pilots!
    Problem free life never makes a strong & good person!
    Be strong enough to accept the challengers of life.
    Don’t ask Life
    “Why me?”
    Instead say
    “Try Me!”

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  • Social media and friends were successful busting Cahill and we will do the same with all these other scams with or without the help of traditional media. Each day it distances itself from issues which require investigative resources it possess, it exposes it for what we already know.

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  • Social media can be used to expose the bad acts of politicians and others.

    Ordinary citizens can use their cell phone cameras and voice recorders.

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  • pieceuhderockyeahright

    Here is one more addition for “The Bajans Want Change” Movement

    Just imagine if we could come here and see “The “Bajans want Change” Activist Movement in Barbados gathers momentum.” fuh real!!

    That story might have read like this.

    “Earlier this week, a group of influential citizens in the Diaspora (led my the multimillionaire Hants) paid several hundred thousands of dollars to have this BWC poster, placed in the Duty Free Sector of the Toronto Pearson International Airport

    The author who created this stunning is the internationally renown Advocate for Change, SSS who resides in Europe.

    This “TransAtlantic Collaboration, led by SSS was supported by multimillionaire Hants who said that “his underwriting of the initiate was galvanized by words spoken by SSS during her ongoing canvassing for serious changes in the governance and inept management of the current DLP, aided and abetted by the Barbados Labour Party.”

    “The poster has caused much stir and, when contacted by the BBC, the LoO Ms Mottley was quick to say that she and her team, the Troika, had collaborated in the initiative. Up to time of writing this could not be confirmed.

    PM Fumbles, when contacted by the BBC. only grunted and appeared to give a customary disdainful remark about “people who would see Barbados fall”

    Donville Inniss, PM hopeful for Barbads in 2028, said that “he would have preferred in the Diaspora were to have put that money to better use e.g. to support Stephen Lashley’s faltering Community development portfolio or his Ministry’s own “keep BIM alive” campaign.”

    When the BBC sought to query whether the rumour that the ‘Keep Bim Alive” campaign, was in fact “only another slush fund for his PM campaign, and this desire to get Hants’ $$ in that programme was in fact just redirecting $$ for personal reasons, Mr. Inniss terminated the interview with the infamous words of “your mud*a pudenda”.

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  • Retired Po Po Resident Beat

    This is better than any new political party. It’s a movement for real change with voters.

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  • This is great ….Canada as a country that is usually bending over backwards for G20 ,G8 protestors that come every few years , I would like to thank these knuckle heads who think they are in Baltimore for doing it in Canada, it is not fair that american emergency services are the only ones getting overtime

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    This issue re healthcare in Toronto, has been brewing for some time. Some folks who can go other places like the Caribbeannor US…it does need fixing for sure.

    Lawson…what are you complaining about.

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  • How much money for the contract drafting? Why did Dennis Chandler get the job as a lawyer? Any party affiliation? Any kick-back for whom?

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    It was Dennis Chandler, is that the same Dennis Chandler, attorney, same contract…… HA!!!

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  • Interesting idea shared today with BU, why not establish a public company and ask Bajans to invest in it. It is a company guaranteed to make money, why not then use it to help Bajans create wealth.

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  • While we are at it why can’t we see the SBRC contract?

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  • Dr Estwick’s water plan.

    Added by Sandy Deane on April 24, 2016.

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    Minister of Water Resource Management, Dr David Estwick, has rolled out a programme to address the water outages currently affecting the northern parishes of the island.

    Estwick outlined his plan while addressing the monthly meeting of his St Philip West branch at the Princess Margaret Secondary School in Six Roads.

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    Disclosing that pumping at the Alleynedale Well, Molyneaux, Ashton Hall, St Joseph Hospital Well and the Whim on the west coast had to be all discontinued last week because there was not enough fresh water, Estwick announced that two emergency package desalination plants were on their way to Barbados and they would be in the Bridgetown Port very soon.

    The St Philip West MP said that one of the emergency packaged desalination plants would be placed back at the Hope Plantation in St Lucy where it was located in 2004 and the other would be set up in the Battaley’s, Mullins Bay area in St Peter.

    Dr Estwick further revealed that officials of the Barbados Water Authority had settled on two contractors to build two permanent desalination plants in the country.

    Stressing that Government is vigorously pursuing plans to eliminate water outages across the country, Dr Estwick announced that he has already given permission to the Board of Directors of the BWA to ask that the Desalination Plant that already exists “carry itself to the maximum”.

    Dr Estwick said he has asked William Industries to expand the present Desalination Plant output by as much as three million gallons.

    He also gave residents of St Joseph, parts of St Thomas, St Andrew and St Peter the assurance that with the completion of the well at Sweet Vale, St George the water feeding into the Castle Grant Reservoir would address the current water outages in those areas. (NC)

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  • PRAY FOR RAIN!!!!

    “The regular schedule shutdown of 8 p.m. until ‎4 a.m. will continue from tomorrow night April 26 ‎until further notice”.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/80521/emergency-shutdown-golden-ridge-pumping-station#sthash.O6YYO1t9.dpuf

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  • Clearly the BU bloggers have the disposable income to buy bottled water.

    Some ah wunna may have to fedex wunna water from Miami.

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  • Trying to figure out why this contract is a scam. Someone enlighten me.

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  • It is a scam because taxpayers have been ask to pay for water the BWA has no capacity to receive, it is a scam, if we understand from comments, the government rolled over the contract when it had an option to buy out for a negligible price.

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  • It is a scam because someone wanted to sell a project and didn’t give a rats ass about whether the BWA and the people would actually get the water which the plant is capable of producing.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    It is a scam because everything else including all other contracts signed between the Bizzy’s et al and the 2 governments for over 40 years have been scams to rob the taxpayers of Barbados of their money to enrich all involved.

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  • Who from the BWA profited from the original Ionics deal and from the new Ionics deal?

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  • @Ticonderoga

    If you know tell us. What we all know is that a couple people have been high profile, occupying senor positions at the company for many years, dear John and the Chairman.

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  • Vincent Haynes

    Interesting point made in this article about government need to take the water issue seriously……….How Isreal handles its water and agriculture,should be a must follow for Bim.

    https://shar.es/1eeHd6

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    And Israel is just a pile of sand in the desert, yet they are so efficient in the way they handle their lack of resources, says a lot about the lack of everything coming from local government ministers.

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  • David

    What is needed is for BWA to stop entering into perverted ‘deals’ with known bandits. In essence the Auditor General of Barbados has described the BWA/IONICS deal as being SHAMEFUL AND AN ABUSE OF STATE FUNDS.

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  • Johnny Goodman

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is demanding greater international cooperation in returning hundreds of millions of dollars in Nigerian funds hidden abroad. Buhari was elected in March 2015 on an anti-corruption ticket and has pledged to reclaim billions of dollars allegedly lost to dodgy dealings and mismanagement. The West African oil giant has endured decades of endemic corruption, with state funds being secreted abroad by public figures including ex-military ruler Sani Abacha. The late general, who led Nigeria between 1993 and his death in 1998, is suspected of looting up to $5 billion in public funds during his reign. Switzerland recently agreed to return $321 million Abacha had hidden …

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  • @David April 17, 2016 at 2:41 PM “What choice dos the government have to negotiate? It does not have the resources to buy.”

    Soak the rich. That is how sensible governments get money.

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  • #ANYWAY must be found. Able bodied citizens wanted who will nother be bought.

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  • The same name appear every time.

    Desal plants to arrive soon

    WILLCOMM,

    Added 14 May 2016

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    Minister of Agriculture and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick. (FP)

    TWO NEW PACKAGED desalination plants are expected to arrive on the island next week, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick has announced.

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    They are being brought in by Williams Industries and Innotech, which have reportedly been dealing independently with IDE, the largest desalination company in the world, and Australia’s Osmoflo.

    Speaking in the House of Assembly Thursday night, the minister said while he was not involved in those arrangements, his ministry and the Barbados Water Authority were proceeding with the long-term solution to the country’s water woes by setting up salt water desalination.

    “The Water Authority has engaged Williams Industries, and the present desalination plant in Spring Garden will be expanded to pull out an additional three million gallons of water,” he said. (WILLCOMM)

    – See more at: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/81211/desal-plants-arrive-soon#sthash.4ktbaYhv.dpuf

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