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Barbados is well poised to create a true renewable
and alternative energy industry.
So said Donville Inniss, the Barbados Minister of
Industry and Commerce, last Thursday while deliv-
ering an address at the launch of a new player in the
solar water heater business, Superior Solar Power
Solutions, at its Friendship Terrace, Lodge Hill plant.
Chairman of Superior Solar Power Solutions Richie
Alleyne said the company is determined to make its
mark not only on the Barbadian landscape, but across
the region. Alleyne said less than one-third of the
households in Barbados currently have solar hot
water systems, but Barbados has more systems per
capita than any other country in the Caribbean.
Alleyne said it makes economic sense to replace
the costly importation of oil with the abundant energy
such as the sun, and for that reason, he said the
company intends to expand into the area of solar
photovoltaics in the future.
As he welcomed investment in the sector, Minister
Inniss urged businesses to fully use the duty-free
concessions which were part of the new Electric
Light and Power Act. He said his government had
identified the solar indiustry as "a potential growth
area. Barbados cannot ... continue to spend BBD$800
million (TT$2,585.92 m) per year importing fossil
fuel. It is just not sustainable. We have, therefore,
introduced a new Electric Light and Power Act that
is designed to firmly place alternative and renewable
energy on our economic landscape," he said.
"We have the sun here in abundance; it does not
cost us anything. I cannot think of another asset
that is as cheap as the sun is to us, that can give you
the kind of returns on your investment."
For the industry to advance, Minister Inniss said
certain steps must be taken, including: equipping
every home with solar water systems; implementing
alternative or renewable energy supplies at homes
and businesses; and retooling the inspectors at the
Government Electrical Department.
Inniss said there is export market potential for
both product and technology from manufacturing
in the renewable energy sector.
The minister acknowledged some challenges in
rolling out some of the incentives offered in the
sector, particularly in relation to classification of
items and attendant duties; he said his ministry is
working to address these. (Barbados Advocate)
way to go
ment of China says it will
help fund some projects of
the Barbados government.
Chinese ambassador Wang
Ke gave an update on various
projects during a courtesy call
with the Barbados minister of
agriculture, food, fisheries and
water resource management,
Dr David Estwick.
Wang Ke said China had
been working with the gov-
ernment of Barbados to sup-
port economic and social
developmental projects in
agriculture and water resource
She also said that four proj-
ects---three directly related to
the ministry of agriculture---
were being considered.
They included the Centre
for Food Security at the Uni-
versity of the West Indies, and
the provision of solar equip-
ment for the Barbados Water
Authority, as well as a gym-
The two officials also dis-
cussed cooperation in the area
of human resource develop-
ment, training opportunities
for Barbadians, fisheries
development and investment
Barbados and China estab-
lished diplomatic ties on May
(Caribbean News Now)
China pledges support for Barbados projects
Squatting on Government
property threatens the qual-
ity of the underground water
supply in some cases, said
Barbados Auditor General
He said this was especially
true in the Belle Zone 1 area,
where there has been an infu-
sion of nitrates and bacteria
into the water supply. Trot-
man was speaking about
squatting impacts in a Special
Audit Report on the Illegal
Occupation of Crown Lands.
This report was part of the
Auditor General s report for
"Squatting is now an
entrenched part of the Bar-
badian landscape, with State
agencies seemingly powerless
or unable to contain the prob-
lem," he said.
Trotman estimated there
were hundreds of illegal
structures across the country.
"The areas where squatting
exists on Crown lands include
the Belle, My Lord s Hill;
Howell s Crossroad, the Ivy;
Bath Tenantry, St John; Six
Men s, St Peter; and Licorish
Village, St Michael," Trotman
said, saying a survey was
needed. Trotman suggested
that laws against illegal occu-
pation of Crown lands be
enforced and Crown lands be
policed on a regular basis,
with prompt action taken to
curb the spread of unautho-
Squatting affects water quality---B'dos Auditor General
They included the Centre for Food Security at
the University of the West Indies, and the
provision of solar equipment for the
Barbados Water Authority, as well as a
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