Barbudans staying at the Anchorage Inn have been given notice to move out today, the same day that received the notice.
A letter from the National Office of Disaster Services dated December 20th, 2017 advises them to make preparations to return to Barbuda.
The NODS Director tells Barbudans in his letter that arrangements are being made to house them on the sister isle. He also promises to assist those who may need help getting their belongings back to Barbuda.
NODS is putting together a priority list for people whose homes received minor damage.
Residents at the Inn are not happy with the decision, arguing that the island is not ready to receive them.
One woman said her house was completely destroyed and her children need to be in school.
Barbudans, victims of Hurricane Irma, have been living at various locations in Antigua since the category 5 plus storm destroyed the island.
Services are slowly being restored to the sister-isle which was evacuated after the storm.
The government announced recently that those staying at the stadium will also have to be relocated to facilitate an upcoming cricket match.
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In spite of the fact that the Barbudans in my view could be a little more appreciative towards the local Govt for providing an immediate safe haven after the ravages of Hurricane Maria, the local govt and NODS should have better administered the accommodation of the Barbudans here. Yes its a first time experience of such an operation and yes there is a cost to all this… However, the responsibility lies on the shoulder of the local govt to ensure their citizens are treated with respect which also include the Barbudans..
How long can you milk a cow? Eventually, the milk will dry up.
You seems to be a Barbudan bloke…
There are no “free lunches” in this world. They need to return to help with the rebuilding process and ensure that their lands are not packed, shipped and sent off somewhere else.
Where’s your SOUL? YOU LACK HUMANITARIAN COMPASSION YOU HAVE A BLACK HEART JUST LIKE THE PM & MBB, HOW SAD, BARBUDANS ARE GOING THROUGH A TOUGH TIME NOIW, TOMORROW MIGHT BE ANTIGUANS, WHERE ARE THE DONATIONS? I WAS ONE OF THOISE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED, WHAT IS YOUR CONTRIBUTION? THEY NEED SOME ANSWERS TO THEIR QUESTIONS, BARBUDANS WILLL NEVER FORGET THIS ONE (ELECTION) AND THEM A TALK ABOUT AMNESTY, ANTIGUANS WILL BE OUT NUMBERED BY FOREIGNERS, LAVISH CONCERT & PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS & HUNGRY???????
Compassion my foot they need to get their lazy asses back to Barbuda and rebuild their island $40, 000.00 a day just to maintain them time for them to go
IT TAKES ONE LAZY ASS TO KNOW ANOTHER HOLE, CHECK YOURSELF
Ty what if was you in the dilemma
Let’s be real. The Government fed, clothed and sheltered barbudans for 3 months. There are people who work , that expenses kill their pocket to the point where they have one pair of shoes and little to eat.. It’s a pitty what happend to Barbudans but three months should have given you a jump start to work like everyone else and get going. Nothing is free in this world. Don’t be mad that you got accustomed to living for free.. LIVING IS FREE BUT IT’S THE LIFE YOU LIVE
Where is the plan? The government has had adequate time to develop a comprehensive plan to help the Barbudans transition back to a more normal life? Where is all the money that was collected? This is a fiasco! Doesn’t the government have to present a plan to donor agencies like the Caribbean Development Bank to secure aid? This is total confusion!
MY SENTIMENTS THE SASME. NO PLAN, NO VISION, NO SOUL, NO HEART
Wally bop Antigua need to account for all the donations we are not lazy people check yourself fool.
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