The Canadian Government offers to help Barbados—long before the current crisis—with a $40million reverse osmosis water project.
It hears little from us since 2008 and, at a business luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and graced by the presence of the Minister of Finance, a Canadian diplomat—obviously out of frustration—suspends diplomatic nicety, gets up and asks about the status of the project.
The Minister of Finance replies with words to the effect that that is not the forum for that question; and he will therefore leave that ball “outside the off-stump” to go through to the wicket-keeper.
What the Canadian diplomat does not know is that there is no wicket-keeper. Not even a long-stopper!
Meanwhile we are reminded that only 30 per cent of our water is safe to drink and the level of pollution is rising daily.