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The disaster for Barbudans and their fragile homeland continues
14 December 2020
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John Mussington
Dr. Liz Alden Wily
Antigua and Barbuda


From disaster capitalism to philanthro-capitalism to destruction of the very mangroves and shores which help protect Barbuda from storms and hurricanes


Barbuda one month after Hurricane IrmaX. A home is seen in ruins in Codrington on the island of Barbuda
26 April 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda

On Wednesday, 6 September 2017, Barbuda, the less known sister isle of the popular resort island of Antigua, bore the full brunt of Hurricane Irma as it struck the Leeward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean. The island suffered near total destruction: 95% of the island’s buildings were damaged, 60% of the population were rendered homeless, and a 2-year-old child was tragically killed. Antigua, on the older hand, was relatively untouched.


Hurricane Irma centered over the island of Barbuda.
Antigua and Barbuda

Five weeks ago ‘A land rights storm brewing in Barbuda’ was reprinted on this portal. This told the sorry tale of the Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda using the catastrophic damage wrecked on the island by Hurricane Irma as the excuse to get rid of the collective ownership of Barbudans of their island once and for all.

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