#Barbuda, October 10, 2017 – Barbuda, which had to evacuate the entire island population following its decimation by Hurricane Irma is now faced with the 1,800 residents crying to go back home. Reports online confirm that while these islanders are homesick, their island is still sick and in no shape to take them in.
Residents say they are determined to rebuild their lives in #Barbuda but the Government says the return home is not advisable at this stage. It was also reported in the update, that the healthcare, schools, and social services systems in Antigua are considerably overwhelmed by the addition of the Bardudians who had to move to their country’s main island after their bout with #HurricaneIrma in early September.
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