Barbados to have more desalination plants, relief imminent for St Joseph residents

It is not only St Joseph residents who will see remedies to their current plight of dry taps, the Water Resource Ministry vows to ensure all of Barbados has adequate water be it drought or flood.

Minister of this portfolio, Dr David Estwick, was speaking with media at Haggatt Hall after Purity Bakeries launched two types of blended cassava bread. Estwick dismissed calls for him to demit his post, since according to the Cabinet Minister, a severe drought cannot be blamed on a policy maker.

Minister of this portfolio, Dr David Estwick, was speaking with media at Haggatt Hall after Purity Bakeries launched two types of blended cassava bread. Estwick dismissed calls for him to demit his post, since according to the Cabinet Minister, a severe drought cannot be blamed on a policy maker.

He was very firm in his assertion while St Joseph folk have a right to protest and call for everyone to heed their lack, in his view – others must not create monsters where there are only shadows; the Minister added in his customary aggressive manner, how he cannot create rain if there is none available…

Dr Estwick praised former Prime Minister Owen Arthur for creating a desalination plant, but he felt the independent MP for St Peter should have gone further and review the century old mains system.

Dr Estwick praised former Prime Minister Owen Arthur for creating a desalination plant, but he felt the independent MP for St Peter should have gone further and review the century old mains system.

The Water Resources Minister outlined his intentions to expand desalination in Barbados with assistance from the Inter-American Development Bank. He spoke of two permanent desalination plants at a cost of $6 million and also finally paying a visit to parched St Joseph residents.

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