Israel wants to help cure Barbados’ water woes

Israel may have the technological solution to Barbados’ water woes.

The suggestion was made here Thursday by President of the Caribbean Israel Leadership Coalition (CILC) Andre Thomas, who told reporters there was more than enough Israeli technology to help the island resolve its water shortages.

“Barbados has water problems and there is more than enough Israeli technology to change that,” Thomas said during a press briefing called to announce plans for a major technological conference to be hosted by Israel from June 7-9 at the Barbados Hilton resort.    

CILC President Andre Thomas

While telling reporters that he was excited about the prospects for business-to-business and business-to-Government partnerships, Thomas said that it was by staying on the cutting edge of technology that Israel, which has a population of seven million, was able to develop into a powerhouse in the Middle East.

“Israel has used technology to power its way into economic independence. It is strong economically because of its technology. Its technology has really driven it to really punch above its population weight,” he said, emphasizing that that country’s economic, military and political might were greater than its total number of citizens.

The June conference will feature technological solutions in the areas of agriculture, cyber-security, water scarcity, food, waste disposal, health and rapid construction, some of which are already available in Africa.

“These are some of the game changing technologies that Barbados and the West Indies can cash into. So we are very excited about this [upcoming conference], because this is an opportunity for business to business match ups to be created,” Thomas said.

CILC President Andre Thomas (fourth right) with stakeholders after Thursday morning’s press briefing.

He also estimated that in the Caribbean there were at least ten thousand plots of land, between one acre to five acres in size, that were simply lying idle but could easily be converted, using Israeli technology, into arable agricultural land for the cultivation of vegetables and flowers.

“If the technology to take these pieces of land lying idle can be released and [we can] partner with family communities that would be a game changer when it comes to food security,” the spokesman for the CILC said.

10 Responses to Israel wants to help cure Barbados’ water woes

  1. jrsmith March 31, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Well at last we are getting some where , if we really want technology we have found the right country / people (Israel ) the best and they could teach us what security is all about ………..

  2. jrsmith March 31, 2017 at 3:57 am

    You politicians beware , dealing with( Israel ) you have to up your game plan ………………lets see how clever you lot are…………..

  3. Sarah Pomeranz Layne
    Sarah Pomeranz Layne March 31, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Suzanne Pomeranz.. this could be good.

    • Suzanne Pomeranz
      Suzanne Pomeranz March 31, 2017 at 6:28 am

      All they have to say is “yes, thank you,” and we’ll be there in a flash…

  4. Rich March 31, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Hmmmm, what’s in it for isreal??? “emphasizing that that country’s economic, military and political might were greater than its total number of citizens.”….I believe this is largely due to the US backing, they do not have a silver bullet…..any they habe many woes of their own….beware what you wish for.

  5. Dave Person
    Dave Person March 31, 2017 at 8:32 am

    The youth of Barbados are watching you….if you can’t fix any of your own problems your self how can you ask the youth to be entrepreneurs….. you guys never fix a problem on your own…..

  6. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner March 31, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Simple folks all that glitters aint gold, there is going to be no free ride so proceed with caution.

  7. Vad50 March 31, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Sounds promising.

  8. F.A.Rudder March 31, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Yes Isreal has a good know how on water distribution and management but taking into consideration productivity and technology Japan is the leading state that we can be more identified as far as populus and environmental issues due to its pass natural and unnatural disasters.

  9. Tony Webster March 31, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Israelis are a clever, disciplined, determined people, who get all their ducks lined up, and prioritized.

    If we BUY Israelii water technology, they will most likely sell it to us. If we are begging for help, they will most certainly judge us against the backdrop of helping alternative countries, who have a track-record of being similarly disciplined, and determined, and dedicated to bringing plans to fruition, through timely action, and efficient management.

    Hmm….given a guess, we gine get anuthuh USD loan….and buy.


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