Barbuda “Homecoming” to plan for the island’s future


(Press Release)

Barbudans around the world are invited to join the “Barbuda Rising Homecoming” to be held on the island of Barbuda July 21-27, 2018. This grand reunion of Barbudans and friends will reconnect individuals with their homeland and heritage by proactively rebuilding Barbuda with vision, purpose and fortitude and restoring hope, values and identity.

The organizers, who are based worldwide in Barbuda, Antigua, US, UK and Canada are encouraging Barbudans to attend and be a part of this historic gathering, which aims to encourage stimulating discussions and a sense of belonging.

The homecoming week launches on Saturday 21 July with a #rebuildbarbuda village beautification and clean up followed by engaging and inspirational activities throughout the week, including a combined Thanksgiving Service and reception featuring indigenous Barbudan food, a “Barbuda Then” exhibit, screening of a Barbuda documentary followed by a discussion on “The History of Barbuda” and “Know Your Heritage” Family Tree Activity.

Barbudans will also participate in an intensive consultation entitled “Envisioning Barbuda for 2030 and Beyond.” There will also be a photography exhibition featuring the work of professional photographers who have played an important part in the coverage of this Barbudan narrative post Hurricane Irma. Additional activities are planned for the younger members of the community.

For Barbudans seeking information about attending this event, flights and accommodation, contact the organizers at [email protected]. To stay up to date and follow the unfolding of activities go to

For media enquiries contact Annette Henry ([email protected])

BRH Homecoming Schedule:
Saturday July 21

  • Unity Cleanup with #REBUILDBARBUDA

Sunday July 22

  • Combined Thanksgiving Church Service
  • Thanksgiving Reception

Monday July 23

  • “Barbuda Then” Exhibit
  • Screening of Barbuda Documentary
  • Discussion on “The History of Barbuda”
  • “Know Your Heritage” – Family Tree Activity

Tuesday July 24

  • Envisioning Barbuda 2030 and Beyond Consultation
  • Griot (Storytelling) & Poetry Night

Wednesday July 25

  • Health & Wellness Fair
  • Healthy Alternatives Food Presentation
  • Photography Exhibit featuring Mohammid Walbrook and Mikki Harris.

Thursday July 26

  • Sunrise Ceremony unveiling the Barbuda Flag
  • Beach Picnic & Evening Bonfire

Friday July 27

  • Family Sports & Fun Day
  • “HOPE Rising” Inspirational Concert

If you have any questions about attending the event, would like to volunteer or serve on a sub-committee or participate in any activity please contact us at [email protected]. For more information and to stay up to date, please LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE the Barbuda Rising Homecoming Facebook group at

RECONNECT with your homeland and heritage REBUILD with vision, purpose and fortitude
RESTORE hope, values and identity.

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  1. I’m going to go to see how many hardworking Barbudans show up & help with the clean up effort. I’ve never seen so many people so happy and content to live in shelters vs their own homes.
    Thank you PM Browne for pulling the plug.

    • There are many barbudans working hard cleaning up. None of us are over there helping them either.

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