Ready to go
I AM READY to go if that is what Cabinet wants. That was the position yesterday of Dr Atlee Brathwaite, chairman of the beleaguered Barbados Water Authority (BWA), as he responded to persistent reports that he had been removed as BWA chairman or was on the verge of being cut from the Government-owned utility.
The dissatisfaction reportedly stems from the board’s handling of the most recent industrial relations dispute with the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), among other problems.
In fact, one highly-placed Government source suggested that had the BWA top brass engaged the union as it requested, last week’s strike would have been avoided with the very real possibility that a settlement would have been reached without the duress that has now left the state committed to paying the workers about $17 million.
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