BWA Update On Proposed Injection Wells

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The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division is making progress with the development of the proposed injection well field, one of the measures to alleviate the sewage issues on the south coast. This assurance came from the BWA’s Director of Engineering, Charles Leslie, during a site visit this morning to the south coast sewage plant in Harmony Hall, Christ …

Dr. Estwick: Multimillion Dollar Sewage Fix

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It will cost Government $12.9 million to address the south coast sewage issues. This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, during a press conference last weekend, at his Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church offices. He said Cabinet had approached the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean …

Dr. Estwick Allays Water Contamination Fears

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Barbadians need not worry about the island’s drinking water being contaminated as a result of the compromised sewer lines on the south coast. Minister responsible for Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, gave the assurance during a press conference held at his Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church offices, last Saturday. “Our potable water system and our sewage system are distinct …

BWA’s Solar Energy Push

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The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) thrust towards renewable energy is a key element of its transformation, as it seeks to further enhance its overall operations and service to customers. That was the view expressed by Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, as he addressed the recent launch of the BWA/United Arab Emirates renewable energy …

Sewage System To Be Upgraded

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Major upgrades are on the cards for Barbados’ sewage system. Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, made the announcement this morning, as he addressed the official launch of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Renewable Energy Project. It was held at the BWA’s headquarters at the Pine Commercial Estate, St. …

BWA Acquires US$3.5 Million In Funding

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has successfully acquired US$3.5 million in grant funding from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was sourced from that nation’s US$50 million Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, which was launched at the International Renewable Energy Agency conference in January this year. The UAE established the fund for Caribbean small island developing states to promote the increased …

Modernising Agriculture In Barbados

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Barbados is moving to develop policies and legislation to assist in creating a modern agricultural platform, which could include aquaponics, hydroponics and greenhouses. To facilitate these developments, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, met with Israeli Ambassador, Mordehai Bivas; at his Graeme Hall, Christ Church office recently, to discuss a range of issues. Also …

Public Servants Lauded For Their Commitment

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This country’s public servants came in for high praise for their commitment from Minister of Agriculture, Dr. David Estwick, when his Ministry took time to celebrate the outstanding work of 27 persons who retired during 2016, and five colleagues who died. During the Staff Gala Programme, which was held at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church headquarters last Saturday night, …

Stop Relying On Costly Imports Says Estwick

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Minister of Agriculture, Dr. David Estwick, has warned that if Barbados does not place more emphasis on producing its own food, it will be forced to rely on costly imports, therefore putting its own food security and labour force at risk. He made these comments over the weekend at the graduation and awards ceremony of the Youth Agri-preneurship Incubator and …

Dr. Estwick: Agriculture Must Grow Despite WTO

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Minister of Agriculture, Dr. David Estwick, is of the view that there should be room for Barbados’ agricultural production to develop despite World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations. He stated this position while delivering the feature address over the weekend at a graduation and awards ceremony for the Youth Agri-preneurship Incubator and Summer Camp Programmes at the Savannah Hotel. Dr. Estwick …