Barbudans Kicked Out of Barrymore Hotel

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Time has run out for residents of Barrymore Hotel who were kicked out of the facility by police and government officials on Monday.

Some of the former residents were Barbudans who were displaced by hurricane Irma.

Yesterday, officials from the Public Works Division were on site changing locks thereby forcing the Barbudans off the premises.

They did so even as residents some of whom say they have nowhere to go pleaded with the authorities for more time.


National Office of Disaster Service head Philmore Mullin says the residents were given sufficient notice.


The NODS Director says the last notice was served on March 28th and now time is up.


“We had several meetings, we indicated to the Barbudans occupying the builds, we even identify space on the other side they could move to allow public works to do the renovation. However, some has taken the position that they are not moving”.


Mullin asked the taxpayers of this country if the government should continue racking up hotel bills when this property can house the visiting electricians.


“Should the government continue to pay rent for the technicians in a hotel when this space can be made available that’s the question the taxpayers of Antigua and Barbuda needs to answer”.


Barbudans who have personal belongs at the Barrymore premise are urged to call the Ministry of Works at 562 7303.

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20 COMMENTS

    • These Barbuda people are jokers. Can we just kick Barbuda out and be known only as Antigua? I’m fine with Barbuda being its own country or let St. Kitts have Barbuda – we can just give that island away. Barbuda is a headache to our country overall (always has been) and I think its time to be real about the idea of giving away Barbuda to another country, or just let them do their own thing as their own independent country. One thing is for sure, Barbuda is a complete drain on Antigua and I am tired of it.

  1. What about the Spanish neaga dem down Perry bay that have been given notices by DCA for years now, how come no locks changed down there.
    Oops I forgot that this administration only care about non nationals, Antiguans Barbudans better go suck salt.

  2. Surprise surprise? Who’s surprised? Surely not them?
    They should know our government and I agree with move to evict them 209%. High time.
    Those Barbudans staying there, in my view, are WICKED, SELFISH, LAZY AND AMBITIOUSLESS.
    ALMOST TWO YEARS AND JUST WANT TO LIVE AS INDIGENTS?
    SO THEY ARE THE ONES WHO GIVE THE GOVERNMENT THE EXCUSE TO SAY THAT ARL DE MONIES COLLECT ARE SPENT ON BARBUDANS?
    SO, SO UNFAIR TO THOSE WHO HAVE RETURNED HOME.
    IF YOU ARE TRUE BARBUDANS WHO LIVED THERE DURING THE STORM, GUARN GU BACK HOME , REBIUL AN TAP BEIN LOFFERS.
    NO SHAME?

    • “When you get wan donkey fu ride, ride um good”

      Anybody ah leff sitfdown fu tek tannup?

      Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?

  3. So what is their present/new location? I could understand if they were not receiving any income, but living for free when you have a source of income is unconscionable. Can MP Trevor Walker intervene to assist his constituents by finding them new lodging arrangements?

    • That well said. But you forget that Trevor had threatened that do not return home to take them of the payroll. You would think the Barbuda Council is to take this type of responsibility from their inhabitants. But no they want the government to do that. But I’m sure these people went over to vote the other day.

      • Do you honestly think any BPM supporter would be shacked up in moldy hotel?, if there is indeed any “Barbudan’s” still in that sh*t-hole they will be ABLP supporters who continue to suck and feed on Gastomilk ( rightly so). Trevor urged everyone to come back regardless of who they supported. A*LP took on the “responsibility” of gifting these traitors for their votes the first time round so continue to house them. The PM has plenty of rented accommodation put them in there.

  4. All this is the result of politicians not wanting to make the hard decisions when they have to for fear of becoming unpopular.
    it’s like me keeping my children in my home and do not demand that they go out and look for a job and a their own place to live. That is not showing love to the child. That is making him/her weak and irresponsible.

  5. After the government spent all the Barbudans money that they received from donors to rebuild Barbuda, they now throwing them out, these politicians should be afraid to sleep at nights

    • You sound like an ENABLER. Do you wash the dishes for your teenagers and allow them to slouch around watching tv and wasting time in social media while you do all the household chores?

  6. They may have come from Barbuda but after 2 years and no intention to return they certainly should lose any entitlement to council support. They now reside in Antigua full stop. That is where they should register to vote. Council should wash their hands of these no accounts.

  7. At least a year too late. bBarvudanw should have been back on Barbuda rebuilding their houses, not waiting for more government handout

  8. Wait after the election over barbuda and ablp lost them a get kick out the following week man gaston doesn’t have any use for barbuda only to take your lands I guess soon from now you guy would be kick out from barbuda as well

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