Mottley hints at second waste to energy project

Opposition leader Mia Mottley has told members of the Barbados Labour Party it is possible that another waste to energy project could be on the cards for Barbados.

Mottley told the Barbados Labour Party’s 77th annual conference last night that she has posed questions to Government in parliament regarding the memorandum of understanding, the implementation agreement and the power purchase agreement for the controversial Cahill project, but they have so far been unanswered.

She also disclosed that while Government was yet to respond to her queries, “I want to alert you to a Cahill number two that is in the making”.

“Any day now this Government will have another government entity sign yet another power purchase agreement with yet another Canadian outfit, called Deltro Electronic Inc, to provide power to a new utility company for 20 years in the first instance, and 80 years after that, a maximum of 20mw by way of photovoltaic energy,” Mottley charged.

BLP leader Mia Mottley says another waste to energy project is on the cards

The Opposition leader added that while she welcomes renewable energy projects for Barbados, one of her concerns was that the contract is to be signed by the National Conservation Commission – a Government agency that is not legally entitled to manage such projects.

She also questioned the intended location of the plant. “The land in my constituency already designated for almost 10 years as the National Botanic Gardens; land on which there is the Codrington water well.”

Mottley also told party members at last night’s meeting she had evidence to suggest that the South Coast and Bridgetown sewerage systems could collapse soon.

She quoted a report from her political opponent in the St Michael North East constituency, Patricia Inniss, a biochemist and researcher, who warned the Barbados Water Authority of an imminent breakdown of the sewerage systems.

Mottley said that on September 10, Inniss, who is also a Government consultant, addressed a memorandum titled, ‘Funds are needed for our collapsing sewerage system’, to the BWA Chairman, Dr Atlee Brathwaite, and copied it to the Minister of Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick.

Mottley read extensively from the memo, which she said was compiled after a six-month analysis by Inniss.

“‘If funds are not urgently sequestered to correct the multiplicity of problems plaguing both our sewerage treatment plants and their surrounding networks, we face the real possibility of their soon collapse.

“You are aware that the South Coast Sewerage Treatment plant has been virtually non-functioning for over a year, as over 90 per cent of the sewage entering the plant is now being diverted from the influent pumps to the effluent pumps’.”

Mottley also quoted Inniss referring to customer complaints given to sewerage plant workers: “The last documented complaint I am aware of sent to the BWA on May 11th, 2015, from the Ministry of Health stated that sewage is contaminating the Graeme Hall Swamp.”

Mottley said, “I am therefore asking the Prime Minister, in the interest of all of us Barbadians, to instruct his Minister of Finance on Monday morning to make the funds available to the Barbados Water Authority.”

The BLP’s conference ends today.



22 Responses to Mottley hints at second waste to energy project

  1. Tristan John
    Tristan John October 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    If you see “”wrong doing””, why don’t you stop it from happening? It’s almost as if you’re enjoying this…

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner October 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Not a fan of Mia or any politician but she not in power so all she could really do is bring it to public by way of media not much else she can do.

    • Tristan John
      Tristan John October 25, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Dont fool yourself. The Party isnt in “power” but she still sits in House of Assembly. If Im not mistaken, she won her seat.

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner October 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Ok Tristan but even though she won her seat and sit in parliment tell me what else she can do besides scream and shout im very interested to hear.

    • Tristan John
      Tristan John October 25, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      We live in a democracy. She can do alot. But as usual these politicians just politicking. And most importantly, getting PAID for it.

  2. Anson Sobers
    Anson Sobers October 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Mottley is bringing stuff to light the only ones who can stop such projects is the parliament who votes on it.

    Mottley or the BLP can’t do it alone. It requires support from the government bench and the Senate. Hence we need proportional representation in the governance of the country’s affairs with an aim of scrutinizing the affairs in the Lower House.

  3. carson c cadogan October 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    She speaks about every thing under the sun.

    But she is very silent on whether or not she has a Law Certificate in order to legally practice Law in Barbados. The Hon. Dr. Lowe challenged her on the floor of Parliament to produce her Law Certification and make them a Document of the House. This is Months now and she has not done so.

    From my understanding one needs to have a Law certificate to legally practice Law in Barbados.

    • Basil Graham October 26, 2015 at 6:26 am

      Carson C. Cadougan, is that all you can really reply about? You’re responses lately have no substance, your government is definitely hanging on by a string, you’re on your way out, Mr. Cadougan.

  4. Tony Webster October 25, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    See, see, see, who sells sea shells by the see shore, and gathers up scratch-grain with such gusto. Really, Sir, you astound at your robust defense of the indefensible, as much as you take us aback by your total incapacity to distinguish between the truth, the obvious, the disingenuity, the contortions, the distortions, and the plain ugly goebellisms.

    The truth, sir, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, will set you free, Sir!

  5. Tristan John
    Tristan John October 25, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Hmmm and that’s it for your “contribution”? You must really be a critical thinking individual….

  6. Tristan John
    Tristan John October 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Lol. Look, I gin mek this easy. I out. Cause you cant be serious -_-

  7. Nathaniel Anderson October 25, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Carson C Cadogan, are you really for real? The law certificate agenda has already been put to bed by prominent and knowledgeable persons in this country. Go to bed if you do not understand what is going on.

  8. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole October 25, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    No wonder the Light and Power were never informed that they were to buy electricity from the Cahill Waste to Energy Plant. The government already had another electricity supplier lined up. I wonder how this is going to work because Barbados light and power owns the grid.

  9. Basil Graham October 26, 2015 at 6:27 am

    We the Barbados Labour party will most definitely keep the government’s feet to the fire.

    • carson c cadogan October 26, 2015 at 6:53 am

      Basil Graham how do you plan fixing the Disarray in the Barbados Labour Party?

  10. carson c cadogan October 26, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Nathaniel Anderson, has it really?

    Mia Amor Mottley has already brought her certification to the House of Assembly and made them documents of the House?
    I am so happy that the Barbados Labour Party is lulled into a slumber believing that this Law Certificate matter has been swept under the carpet. you are going to be in for a rude awakening. Mark my words.

  11. seagul October 26, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Most economists would say to you that the rule of law is absolutely an essentially pre-requisite for economic growth. And therefore any discussion around a country trying to attain economic growth and means to put a dent in poverty has got to have rule of law in place. Particularly in the emerging markets it’s becoming more and more difficult..Rule of government—infrastructure, national security, education. Government must be able to regulate, corruption.Create incentives in the society for people to invest and do the right thing….

  12. Tristan John
    Tristan John October 26, 2015 at 8:45 am

    What licks??? Up to now you haven’t said anything of substance lolol

  13. lswiltshire October 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm



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  15. jrsmith October 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    As I said before, Barbados is now openly , getting they feet wet , the time is upon us, Political Corporation corruption, has arrived. this was in the works some years ago , even worst to come, we would hear of all the deals and projects ,which suppose to be coming or starting, but that wouldn’t matter ,because all the deals has already been made. With the various corporates.

    No sense bajans getting hot under the collar, the only strength, the only get out clause, we have is a general election. other than that we would continuously be paying a bunch of people for failure , to mismanage , (Barbados LTD).

    I am a democrat voter, but I cant wait for the time to come, to cast my vote , in my constituent for the Labour party, must see Mia as our priminister.

  16. jrsmith October 26, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    @,Carson,C,C, hail, hail, hail. 3 hails , TELL US MAN . BE BRAVE.


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