Barbudans to stay at Anchorage Inn a little longer

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Health Minister Molwyn Joseph says an arrangement has been reached with the managers of Anchorage Inn to allow Barbudans to continue sheltering there.

They were told yesterday that they would have to move out that same day and return to their home island, which was ravished by Hurricane Irma.

However, speaking in parliament Thursday Joseph announced that he reached a last-minute deal with the Anchorage Inn.

He said Barbudans will remain at the hotel until January 5, 2018.

In the meantime, Joseph said the old nurse’s hostel building, as well as the Barrymore Hotel, will be prepared to house displaced Barbudans.

“We are also hoping on completing some facilities on Barbuda itself. The sports complex is being renovated and it is anticipated that this too will be available in short order.”

Joseph is the chairman of a committee established after hurricane Irma to support hurricane victims.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Good. Because it was totally inept to serve notice the same day you are to evacuate a property. Hopefully this is enough time for all to get things sorted out.

  2. This is a good move. But it sounds like a temporary plan. Hopefully a more comprehensive plan is being developed to address the repair of the hospital, schools, fishing, farming etc. This is a small area and community compared to Dominica and they are making progress. Let’s get our act together!

    • Dominicans are helping themselves and each other…unlike Barbudans they are not sitting on their hands waiting on the government to do everything for them.
      We all know Barbudans were relocated to Antigua but even when it was safe to return to rebuild their homes most remained on Antigua, wanting the government to go rebuild their private residences. They are opportunistic and lazy…they still getting paid, for sitting and doing nothing.. Just like when they were in Barbuda.

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