Blame Government for South Coast Sewage Disaster

Submitted by Theo

Leaking manhole located at the exit of Chicken Barn as at 5PM on 04 January 2018.

Good evening.

I feel compelled to share this information with the folks on Barbados Underground.

Please go to the below link and download the document.

Digest it.

https://www.iadb.org/en/project/ba0036

One can form an intelligent opinion as to what is the real problem  with the South Coast Sewerage Project.

It’s  textbook case of absolute maladministration. Absolute poor management from the top down. With the structure of Bajan party-in-power politics, it mirrors exactly why Barbados is where it is today. Absolute lack of leadership.

Go to:

https://www.graemehall.com/press/

Please read through the wealth of documentation.

Reflect on the predictions made since 2008 as to what would happen.

Why has no one on your Blog connected the dots with this entity and the Government of Barbados?

Go to:

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/last-remaining-mangrove-wetland-in-barbados-disappearing-due-to-uncheckedpollution-and-government-inaction-539787381.html

Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary has an excellent website and for years they have been battling government to resolve the issues being confronted. NO Action.. Its now 10 years since they closed in December 2008 according to their press releases.

I’m not sure why government refused to let this investment flourish.  That’s another discussion to entertain.

Leaving politics out of the discussion this sanctuary could only have brought major benefits to Barbados.

Summary: From pg 31

B. Objectives

2.2 The primary objective of the project is to achieve a bacteriological standard for the near-shore waters on the south coast that corresponds to accepted international standards and at the same time to reduce the chemical contamination that affects the reefs, marine life and beaches. Specifically, the project would:

(a) prevent further contamination of the near-shore seawater and deterioration of coral reefs and other marine life;

(b) prevent further contamination of groundwater reserves in the project area; and

(c) improve sanitary conditions generally. The project would also contribute to improve the operation and maintenance of the existing Bridgetown sewerage system and the efficiency of the BWA in the commercial and financial management areas. All these elements, but particularly the restoration of water quality, would protect the tourism industry, a sector which is vital for the economic future of Barbados. The project would complement planned investment projects for solid waste management, sewerage on the west coast, and coastal conservation which are under study (see
paragraphs 1.33).

C. Project Description

2.3 The components of the public sewerage system for the south coast
would be as follows:

a. a collection svstem composed of approximately 40-44 km of PVC gravity sewers, 1.4 km of PVC pressure pipe; 0.5 km
polyethylene gravity pipe, and 20 km of pipes for service connections;

b. five lift stations at Aquatic Gap, Palm Beach, Deal Gardens, Welches and Hastings. These five stations would have submersible-type pumps;

c. gi force main 1- of approximately 4.1 km of ductile iron pipe, from the pumping station at Graeme Hall to Drill Hall;

d. B was the water treatment plant and main Dump: station of approximately 27,930 m3/day of peak hydraulic capacity which would include: (i) influent and effluent pumping stations; (ii) coarse, medium and fine screening; (iii) a screening
incinerator JJ/ and a grit chamber; and (iv) odor control units;

e. ocean outflow of approximately 1.1 km seaward from Needhams’s point. The outfall works would consist of: (i) a
steel pipeline with a cement mortar lining and coal tar enamel fiberglass mat protection plus a concrete weight coat on the
outside; and (ii) a diffuser section at the end of the outfall. f. installation of connections (in-house) to properties in the
service area. (converted from PDF)

T.M

104 comments

  • if the outdoor lifestyle is the reason for the hike in skin cancer I cannot understand why it isnt even higher in barbados,,,, It seems every bajan I meet.. claims to be outstanding in his field.

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  • @Lawson#

    You are lucky, neither Canada nor Scotland are cricketing nations. You should hear Bajans talking about cricket.. Every one an expert.

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  • Hal I remember my first trip to the island the news would come on and it would be 55 minutes of cricket results and 5 minutes of local and world news just by osmosis you would have to become aware of some aspects of the game. Even I learned a few things like I was always cheering when a barbados player got a 100 runs till my father-inlaw explained it would be better if they weren’t bowling

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  • @Lawson,
    Already you are an expert.

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  • It is raining heavily in Barbados, the runoff of surface water will likely cause infiltration into the sewage system. The adverse weather conditions will not help the situation, one that is dire!

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “if the outdoor lifestyle is the reason for the hike in skin cancer I cannot understand why it isnt even higher in barbados…

    Ah glad ya cant understand it….it’s the minority few whites or those with enough of the cancerous bloodlines numbering 7,500 on the island have high incidences of cancer all over their tails that they hide and try to cover up and scrub off.

    …..and imagine the fake jews are always covered from head to toe in layers of musty smelling clothes in isnotrael, but the melanoma is dropping them like flies.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    BTW….don’t look for any house negros to enlighten ya about the why, they dont know either, it’s a need to know and they are too treacherous, only certain black people are aware, I sure as hell wont tell ya though.

    Stay there and rot from cancer…lol

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  • Tell Duguid’s team that the rain and wind today is causing all his poster’s to fall off the BL&P poles in Rendezvous. They all bout in the gutter and side of the road. They want picking up before they block the drains.

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  • well well
    why dont you find a Robins or Rubins and look up the aetiology of skin cancer instead of talking shite………or ask one of your numerous well educated relative scholars who know eva ting bout eva ting to inform you?

    i wont give you the answer because it has been said that I ” contribute nothing, except for a bunch of PowerPoints copied from some shiite course – and easily sourced on the www, “

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  • Good to see Barbados has improved it health security with the opening of the Best-Dos Santos Lab to test for complex viruses.

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  • The Chief Medical Officer confirmed tonight that there is no information reaching his office to support the decision to close businesses on the South Coast.

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  • NorthernObserver

    “Good to see Barbados has improved it health security with the opening of the Best-Dos Santos Lab to test for complex viruses.”
    Hoping they can test for BBX (Brass Bowl CompleX)

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  • HOW EXACTLY IS “HEALTH SECURITY” IMPROVED BY THE OPENING OF AN AMALGAMATED LAB?
    HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH MR BEST (AND MR FLR FRANCIS) AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAB IN 1972 AND DR DASANTOS AT THE HOSPITAL LAB IN 1975- GOOD TRAINING IT WAS

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  • Theophilius Gazerts 242

    @GP
    ” wont give you the answer because it has been said that I contribute nothing, except for a bunch of PowerPoints copied from some shiite course – and easily sourced on the www, “

    I does poke at John and thinks he contributes a lotta shite, but every now and then John delivers a solid contribution on a topic.

    Even the Haha guy who I also poke at scores a home run every now and then.

    Perhaps you should share the PowerPoints and forget the scriptures.

    Seriously, if it is your area of expertise, you should share.

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  • Theophilius Gazerts 242

    my point is that people may criticize when they disagree with a post, but they don’t comment when they agree with or is learning from what is written.

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  • @ Theo
    Boss… why you don’t let sleeping dogs sleep doh?
    LOL
    ha ha ha
    Murda!!

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @millertheanunnaki January 5, 2018 at 6:44 PM “Is it because they are occupying a land like their fellow white Australians to which they were never suited and never will be as long as the Sun shines?”

    Interbreed with the darker skinned Eastern Jews and Arabs. Problem solved.

    A penis is a penis.

    A vagina is a vagina.

    Why suffer when there is a solution, at least for your children and grandchildren?

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  • Fake Doctor

    80-90 % of the problem is geography and the sun!!

    Your solution will only address the other 10-20%.

    Think it through before you make a perfect fool of yourself!!

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  • “Māori won’t develop melanoma at the same rates that white-skinned people do so pigmentation in the skin does protect us in some way but it’s a fallacy to think that if you’ve got dark skin that you’ll never get melanoma because that just isn’t the case,” says Slay.

    Those of Māori ethnicity are known to get more aggressive melanomas which often means their life expectancy is less than those people that are diagnosed earlier.

    http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/education/maori-can-get-melanoma-too

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  • @John January 7, 2018 at 10:06 PM “80-90 % of the problem is geography and the sun!”

    The problem is not geography and it is not the sun.

    If the problem was geography and the sun then black and white Bajans living in Barbados would have identical skin cancer rates, we do not. White Bajans have significantly more skin cancer that black Bajans. Black and white Australians would have identical skin cancer rates. They do not. White Australians have significantly higher skin cancer rates that black Australians.

    In any event none of us can change geography or the sun.

    But we can make a rational reproductive decisions.

    If you are white and live in a sunny place, why have children with another white person? You are only setting up your children for skin cancer.

    You may not want to hear it but I’ll repeat. I’ll repeat.

    A penis is a penis. A vagina is a vagina.

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  • @John January 7, 2018 at 10:15 PM “it’s a fallacy to think that if you’ve got dark skin that you’ll never get melanoma.”

    I never said that dark skinned people never develop melanoma. I have personally know one black person who developed malignant melanoma and was dead before the age of 30.

    I said that dark skinned people develop skin cancer at significantly lower rates that white people.

    FACT.

    Whether you like it or not.

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  • But in my three score and nearly ten that is the only black person that I have know with any skin cancer.

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  • How soon before we get a repeat in the New York Times of the headline of a column it ran on Aug.21,1974

    BARBADOS NO BLASTED PARADISE NOW!
    Here is an excerpt:

    “Once idealistic and even radical, the new black Establishment of administrators, judges and ministers, called the “Afro‐Saxons” by their detractors, has become increasingly conservative. They know where their bread is buttered, and they don’t seem to be in any mood to share the loaf.

    The poor Barbadians used to be able to live off the land and the sea, but development has caused a painful inflation and destroyed a considerable amount of the natural environment that once provided the means of survival.

    The young then, unemployed and bored, stare blankly at the passing traffic. They stand around or sit for hours, doing nothing because there is nothing to do. This practice is known in local jargon as “liming.” Even in paradise, the lime is a very bitter fruit”.

    Afro-Saxons…… upgraded to Negrocrat.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon January 7, 2018 at 10:21 PM #
    But in my three score and nearly ten that is the only black person that I have know with any skin cancer.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Did that person spend time above the Tropic of Cancer or below the Tropic of Capricorn?

    I knew a single white person who died from melanoma.

    I know of a few others, very few, who have spots removed as a precaution.

    The person I knew who died of melanoma lived in Barbados as far as I know all his life.

    At higher or lower latitudes not only can you be closer to the sun but during summer you can get an extra four to six hours of sunlight (UV) per day.

    I used to play cricket till 9:30 pm in England when I was at university and it was light from early in the morning.

    Days here and closer to the equator are of a pretty constant length, maybe a half hour in variation.

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  • This is how typical Bajans dressed c. 1910.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=photos+of+old+barbados&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=jcLrPm3WZpUtM%253A%252CShPLOnJDb2adDM%252C&usg=__dLuHaDBGKbMFSAnh8qoT1iMC4y8%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjjpHktsfYAhUF2lMKHSTbBbsQ9QEINzAI#imgrc=-7C-vWf6RCpn3M:

    Pretty hard to get skin cancer!!

    Hats were worn routinely.

    As much skin as possible was covered.

    Maybe it was more to do with sensibility than modesty!!

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  • re Theophilius Gazerts 242 January 7, 2018 at 9:54 AM #
    @GP
    ” wont give you the answer because it has been said that I contribute nothing, except for a bunch of PowerPoints copied from some shiite course – and easily sourced on the www, “

    Perhaps you should share the PowerPoints and forget the scriptures.

    Seriously, if it is your area of expertise, you should share.

    HOW CAN I FORGET THE SCRIPTURES?
    I HAVE STUDIED THE SCRIPTURES MUCH LONGER THAN I STUDIED MEDICINE
    I WILL FORGET THE POWER POINTS BUT I LOVE TO DISCUSS THE SCRIPTURES MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE. THAT IS JUST AS MUCH AN AREA OF EXPERTISE.
    THERE ARE OVER 300 DRS IN BARBADOS AT LEAST AND MANY MORE OVERSEAS
    NONE CONTRIBUTE TO BU INTHIER AREAS OF EXPERTISE BUT I HAVE BEEN TOLD MORE THAN ONCE “that I contribute nothing, except for a bunch of Power Points copied from some shiite course – and easily sourced on the www, “ WHY SHOULD I CONTINUE?
    IT IS WRITTEN “A PROPHET IS NOT WITHOUT HONOR SAVE IN HIS OWN COUNTRY.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon

    @John January 7, 2018 at 11:00 PM “Did that person spend time above the Tropic of Cancer or below the Tropic of Capricorn?”

    Whole life in Barbados.

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  • Like my friend, but he enjoyed the beach

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