NODS kicking out Barrymore Hotel Residents


The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) says it hasintensified efforts to vacate rooms at the Barrymore Hotel that have beenoccupied by both Antiguans and Barbudans.

Personnel from NODS, the Public Works Department and the Police visited the hotel this morning to ensure that individuals living on the western and southern sides of the property vacate the areas.

They have the option to move to other areas on the compound that have been left vacant or move off the compound, which some will be doing. A few people have heeded the warning while others still remain.

The Public Works personnel have secured those properties that have been left vacant and those that will be vacated.

Director of NODS Philmore Mullin says this is anongoing process and will continue until completed.Over 60 persons havebeen living at the Barrymore Hotel, both Antiguans and Barbudans – some of whomhave been occupying the space before Hurricane Irma in 2017. Some individuals,who are employed, have been living there for over 10 years.

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  1. It is unbelievable that more than year later that Barbudans are still being housed in shelters. These people really are like parasites. They want everything for free in life. This is not acceptable. They have to take responsibility for their own lives. I would have kick them out and put them on the street. It may sound heartless but this cannot go on forever. What monster are we creating in this country on the tax payers expenses. And for what. Just because we are afraid for some political fall out. This need to stop Mr. PM.

    • NOTE: “…occupied by both, ANTIGUANS and Barbudans.”. Barbudans according to you want to live for free and off your tax payer’s money because a hurricane took their house and they were FORCED (lets not forget that either) to come to Antigua. So whose tax money is paying for The Antiguans ALSO living there??

  2. I am glad they are kicking these people out, as they have been clearly taking advantage of the situation for far-too long. I am glad the government is doing the hard work that needs to be done. It’s not easy to kick people out of anything, so I am glad they have the emotional power to do it.

  3. There was retaliation after the elections now there is retaliation after the referendum. The puppet master is really in control.

  4. “both Antiguans and Barbudans – some of whomhave been occupying the space before Hurricane Irma in 2017. Some individuals who are employed, have been living there for over 10 years.”

    Shaking my head!

  5. It’s been 14 months since Hurricane Irma. Don’t they want to return to their actual homes to try and get them back to some semblance of normalcy? don’t get comfortable and complacent. “Every posse must work” ~Barringnton Levy

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