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Dr Estwick must go!

Once again, I read with dismay about the farce the Government is perpetrating on residents of St. Joseph and the water shortage in that parish. How can a government do this to the people of Barbados?

When a minister can tell his people that in essence he can do nothing because he doesn’t make it rain, good Lord, where does his sense of humanity come from?  He and the rest of the group in Bridgetown were elected to serve and protect their citizens and that involves solving problems. If he cannot do that, then he should resign.
When you have gone for months and years without potable water, the Government of Barbados is violating a basic human right. In 2010, the United Nations passed resolution 64/292 which makes access to quality drinking water a human right. It seems this government refuses to make that happen.
In many parts of the world, including a developed country like Canada, ground water is not readily available in many locales. There are no massive distribution systems like we find in cities and towns so cisterns are the alternative and water is trucked in on a schedule. To those dependent on these deliveries, they are as vital as heating oil in the middle of a Canadian winter.

It seems it is time for Mr. Stuart to fire this ineffective minister and get someone who can perform the feat of Alexander the Great in 333 BC and cut through this Gordian knot of inaction and resolution. Clearly, Dr Estwick must be living in 333 BC because he seems uninformed about modern technology that is available to the government to fix this problem.
In my work life, I always encouraged my teams to generate continuous improvement rather than wait for delayed perfection. In this situation, there are many, many ways to get potable water on a consistent basis without re-inventing the wheel.

Shameful! Shameful!

Alex Currie
Sidney, BC

6 Responses to Dr Estwick must go!

  1. jrsmith September 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

    No, they all must go..

  2. eddy murray September 20, 2016 at 10:27 am

    And replace him with Trump

  3. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne September 20, 2016 at 11:06 am

    De pitbull must go and let Johnny Ma Boy step in come next general election. #BeesTakingOver2018

  4. Caroline Boxill
    Caroline Boxill September 20, 2016 at 11:11 am

    them mean All

  5. Andrew Simpson
    Andrew Simpson September 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    If those with water in the pipes STOPPED using it; or used it very sparingly, would this help the BWA divert a reasonable supply to those without?

  6. trina September 20, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    It is on record that Barbados is water scarce for decades now.We did not heed the cry at the time then so now we are really seeing this scarcity. Why are we now seeing it because our population have outgrown this precious commodity instead of coming together to find a solution all sort of yard-fowls from both sides making it into a party issue.It is a COUNTRY issue because while it affect mainly St Joseph ST Andrew St James St Peter and St Lucy if we do not find a sustainable solution eventually it going to be the whole island What Bajan fail to understand is BLP & DLP are the same they act like if they are enemies in the public but behind close doors all them does be in bed together. But we john public out here fighting each other and fail to see that. The system want changing as if you fail to represent you constituents you lose your seat no B/D you seat no one party in charge everybody win them seat work together for the country on the whole.


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