Cahill clash likely
HEATED DEBATE is expected in the House of Assembly today as Government and the Opposition clash over the proposed Cahill waste to energy project.
The trigger this time is a resolution for the acquisition of land at Vaucluse, St Thomas, for “the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) to implement and execute its Green Energy Programme which is designed to facilitate the effective and efficient management of solid waste and other activities related to the preservation of the environment”.
Opposition Leader Mia Mottley said the resolution suggested Government was moving ahead on the controversial project and trying to sneak it through under the guise of its Green Energy Programme.
“It is shocking that this Government could come to Parliament to acquire for millions of dollars over 27 acres (10.93 hectares) of land at the very time that the people of Barbados, in their thousands, expressed their disgust with the Cahill project. It is even more so, given the fact that I laid a Private Member’s Resolution in the House calling for the Government to produce the three agreements signed in the name of the people of Barbados, committing the people of Barbados to billions, more than $4 billion, among other things,” Mottley said yesterday.
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