No wicket-keeper

The Canadian Government offers to help Barbados—long before the current crisis—with a $40million reverse osmosis water project.

It hears little from us since 2008 and, at a business luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and graced by the presence of the Minister of Finance, a Canadian diplomat—obviously out of frustration—suspends diplomatic nicety, gets up and asks about the status of the project.

The Minister of Finance replies with words to the effect that that is not the forum for that question; and he will therefore leave that ball “outside the off-stump” to go through to the wicket-keeper.

What the Canadian diplomat does not know is that there is no wicket-keeper. Not even a long-stopper!

Meanwhile we are reminded that only 30 per cent of our water is safe to drink and the level of pollution is rising daily.

Carl Moore

5 Responses to No wicket-keeper

  1. Alex Alleyne October 7, 2016 at 11:02 am

    If they (BDS) refused 40 million to help with the water problems and right now I ain’t getting no water,then I guess they won’t need my BDS$100.00
    They did not say if it was in US dollars

  2. jrsmith October 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    The real issue this project its too transparent , thats why no interest is shown the honest to goodness Canadians is too trustworthy for our bent politicians..

    Why no one speaks of the 100s of millions of our bajans tax payers money which was dish out to companies with out any paper work…. thats the (AUDIT GENERAL’S) report , recover this money and our Barbados economy would start working, as for the comment made about cricket ,just show how out of class our politicians are….

  3. Ian Mapp
    Ian Mapp October 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Arrogance at it’s highest. …

  4. Jus me October 8, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Also would this cut into Buzzy Williams water supply service of RO water??

  5. eddy murray October 8, 2016 at 10:08 am

    See government have the 2% levy to fix the health of the country, next would be one the fix the water and the transportation


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