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.