Vandalism at hurricane shelters housing Barbudans


The Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) Philmore Mullin revealed today a number of vandalism acts at Barbuda hurricane shelters in Antigua.

Mullin said this means that some of the shelters will be closed.

He said the old Barrymore Hotel and the former Nurses Hostel where Barbudans displaced by hurricane Irma reside, have been subject to malicious damage.

“As we speak now there are several doors that have been broken,” he said adding that the locking devices of fridges have also been broken.

Locks of storeroom doors have also been vandalized, according to Mullin.

He said this will hasten the move of the residents back to shelters on Barbuda.

“The numbers will be significantly reduced between now and the end of the month,” he said.

People with children going to school in Antigua are expected to be among those moving back to the sister isle when the term ends.

Mullin says two shelters are available in Barbuda and a third will be constructed.


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  1. Then they want to know what the government spending the money to do. Cause nothing is done in Barbuda. but when them done with antigua we may need to mive over there. The ppl dem need to go back to their home and help rebuild,dem have it too easy! WE BLACK PPL. SMH

  2. Chupss!!! Them need to go home. Them sickening now. Them think when them in Antigua for all them months it was free nevermind to the fact them get pay every week for doing absloutly nothing.

  3. So a r u chat u r u @!!!!&€& mouth an don’t know r u need for move r u r@$! Hole not everything them put on new true

  4. I am so so tired of you useless people trying to downtalk my Barbudan people. Dont come for us with you all bullshit. Your government brought them here to take our land our relief money has been misused and now out. I hope you all know your day coming God forbid. God will make a way for Barbudans best believe that.

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