Published on 8 Nov 2017 Sections

Residents of Barbuda say they have been hit by a land grab

Chief Correspondent

Barbuda was the only Caribbean Island to be totally evacuated after it was devastated by Hurricane Irma in September. But now the islanders say they are being hit by a second storm – a land grab. After they were evacuated to Antigua the residents of Barbuda  had expected to return to the island that they communally own. Now, it’s claimed, the government based in Antigua wants to tear up that communal system just when the islanders are at their most vulnerable.