Wilfred Abrahams’ Press Conference: Disposal Wells NOT Injection Wells, National Crisis in the Making

[Barbados Underground] The information shared in yesterday’s press conference by Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams that the South Coast Sewage Plant AND the Bridgetown Sewage Plant are in a state of sorry repair- although improved functionality pre 24 May 2018 have been reached- should continue to be of concern to ALL Barbadians.

The revelation that there was no transparency around the procurement process to sink the ‘injection wells’ at Graeme Hall, confusion about the depth of the wells tax dollars paid a contractor to sink…and so on.

Listen to the unbelievable revelations by minister Abrahams.

125 thoughts on “Wilfred Abrahams’ Press Conference: Disposal Wells NOT Injection Wells, National Crisis in the Making

  1. @John Carter August 12, 2018 1:16 AM “The government will be collection over Bds $43 200 000 per year from (80 000 I am told) households.”


    Add that to the revenue from the approximate 35 million gallons per day the BWA pumps and sells to the public.

    Let’s see now.

    30-35 mgd in cubic metres is just under 133,000 cubic metres,

    365/6 days a year

    How much to allow for a cubic metre?

    Lets say $3.00.

    ~ $400K per day …… ~~~$$150 million per year!!

    Please check my math!!

    Even if 40% is lost through leaks the revenue from the sale of water alone could be ~~ $100 million a year.

    Now that is a proper pork barrel!!

  2. Wilfraid Abrahams and Kerrie Sinnermonds have hit the front in the race of spin doctors. What they are prescribing doesn’t square with what neutrals observe. The two of them straining to make the last government look diabolically inept. Its not working. BU’s regular BLp yard fowls swallowing the shoite from Sinnermonds and Abrahams. At the corner of Beckles Rd the woman in red takes a back seat after the Dominican public took a turn in her.

  3. The new court building is sick
    The national insurance building is sick
    White Hill cannot be fixed
    Dozens of TransportBboard buses cannot go anywhere-they “sick” too.
    We could go on and on. No wonder that the sewage crisis has no end in sight.
    The Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party after sixty three years of collective government , have refused to maintain anything and the country is becoming decrepit while they create commissions and find “ah food” for their supporters.
    Out of those sixty three years, fifty two have been during independence.
    Both of these now decadent parties should be put on immediate trial for crimes against the state.
    Over to the firecrackers and the little starlights who freequent BU…………….

  4. @William Skinner,

    Independence has failed us, or we have failed independence. Barbados is a failed state.

  5. William Skinner

    So true about the new commissions for friends and supporters.

    Kerrie just set up one.

    Mia set up one headed by Ralph thorne

  6. while trying to go through in my mind the new commissions – post was sent off in error.

    So I will return to that later.

    I am beginning to ask myself if something is wrong with Mia’s brain that at a time of national crisis such as this with very scarce financial resources – she and her people are governing like – money is not a problem.

    I can’t remember where I read the statement that the BLP’s style of governance is to borrow money like there is no tomorrow,waste it on political patronage to themselves,their financiers and some trickling down to their supporters – and in the process they drown Barbados in debt.

    While the Dems come in and tax the citizens to death while they try to overcome the mountain of debt.

    Other than Tom Adams no other BLP prime minister when they come into office – seek to expand the productive sector or find new forms of foreign exchange earning areas to help develop.Its borrow,borrow,borrow and sell.sell sell.

    This last DLP administration found themselves with a load of debt left over and borrowed to keep the country afloat and started selling off the few remaining assets.At the same time they tried to balance it off by taxation which became unbearable.

    Watch Muh Mottley straight out the gates started with a whole lot of taxes – while setting a humongous cabinet,nuff consultants and tsars – and now the latest is bare commissions starting up.Wuhloss.

    I repeat again -Mia is good at running OPPOSITION POLITCS AND USING GUERILLA TACTICS – but running a country especially during difficult times like this – and keeping it together – is totally beyond her.

    Watch She Now and see !

  7. @ T. Innis
    “William Skinner

    “So true about the new commissions for friends and supporters.

    Kerrie just set up one.

    Mia set up one headed by Ralph thorne ”

    Let me make it absolutely clear, I see both the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party in the same light. This is a position , I have taken since 1970’s. So there is nothing that the BLP doing now that the DLP has not done and vice versa. They place party hacks all over the place both here and overseas. However, from time to time, I do support policy decisions, unfortunately, these are few and far between. I will give you some:
    I supported Mr. Barrow going for independence;
    I supported Tom Adams and the Freehold Tenantry Act
    I supported Mr. Sandiford when he told the Chamber of Commerce that he was not elected in any boardroom
    I now find myself partially supporting Ms. Mottley and the right to free university education. However, I seriously believe it should only be for those who really cannot afford it.

    I am nobody’s(Bees/Dees) firecracker or starlight.

    Quite frankly I honestly believe that right now with all the seats going to one party, well with the exception of one, that our country needs independent voices and social activists to maintain our democratic traditions. Unfortunately, I fear that many of these voices that were so vociferous and anti- Stuart/DLP may now choose to keep quiet for different reasons. We can only hope that new independent social activists emerge and defend rights against wrongs.

    We already have an over abundance of firecrackers and starlights on both sides.

  8. William Skinner

    I am very aware of your bona fides – and that you are neither B or D.

    However I try to evaluate and respond to the substance of what is said

    We all know how political parties especially in these more recent years operate – and there are positives and negatives in all of them.However I look at patterns and perceived intent and I can boldly state that this new government does not look promising – especially how they started right out the gate.

    And there is no one trying to alert the public as they did for the last 10 years.That to me in the absence of an Opposition is extremely frightening.

  9. Hal Austin August 14, 2018 8:18 AM

    We are not a failed state! We are a floundering state. Soon to be failed if corrected actions are not taken.

  10. Barbados is not a failed state, but more like a floundering state. A fish that is caught in a situation where she has insufficient water to survive. Now as opposed to working together to find deeper water we are 100% busy building gallows; selecting jurors & commissioners and constructing the new courthouse to put on trial “ourselves” for letting the water out of the so-in-so fish bowl. “We got this” or “watch muh” cuz we going it ass-backwards. “If you find yourself in a hole; first stop the digging”. Get yourself(us) into deeper water and then consider the before-mentioned activities..

    Just my take.

  11. @ T. Innis

    “And there is no one trying to alert the public as they did for the last 10 years.That to me in the absence of an Opposition is extremely frightening.”

    Point taken that is why I have no problem with Mariposa.

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