The website in 2018

Sadly we are not able to regularly update the website since we have been back in Barbuda. Over six months now without electricity, we are still using expensive generators that cost too much to run for more than a few hours and gas is limited and often rationed or runs out.The internet is slow and time consuming and is no longer being provided free at the Fisheries building; often there is no signal. Most people have no phone signal either.

Homes are gradually being repaired but the pace is ridiculously slow. In Antigua it's as if we don't exist - the myth that Antigua was somehow affected by this hurricane is exposed when you are there - it's just the same as it always was.

NODS are not giving any information to anyone about their procedures - if they have any - and the contracted Antiguan builders are not being paid so most have left, the others are running out of materials weekly. We are still waiting (Cat 1 - least damage) patiently for our home's materials, and most of the 500 or so people currently returned to Barbuda are also still waiting. UNDP have just announced they are repairing Cat 1 and 2 homes first with the aid from China but it appears as if all the houses still need work. None appear to have been completed.

The army are still 'in charge' and our ALP Councillors are in Antigua doing everything they are told to do by the Government, and saying nothing while we are called 'imbeciles' and 'squatters' by our so-called leaders. This is a sad state of affairs for our proud and independent island. But they will have to answer for their decisions later and they had better read the constitution of Council because it was supposed to be set up (in Barbuda) in January. But Gaston has them now; they are dispensable - and too dumb to see it.

Visitors are welcome and are coming and we have a great ferry service (weather permitting) and almost daily flights. There is immense love around the world for Barbuda, so Barbudans, try to raise more money for your own families through gofundme or other sites, and for our island. We will be back.

you can translate the site here


We like this...

Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
Free the people and let them move in liberty
Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
So the struggle continue.
But while the struggle continue, I'm going to tell you.
We rastaman will set the world free...

Joseph Hill - Culture

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