Devastated Barbuda – CARICOM Delegation continue asssessment
Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Mr. Gaston Browne joined CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada, and Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on a tour of the hurricane ravaged island of Barbuda, Wednesday.
Hurricane Irma destroyed or damaged more than 90 percent of Barbuda’s houses and the entire population has since been transferred to Antigua.
The CARICOM Chairman and Secretary-General got a first hand view of the devastation and the opportunity to speak to CARICOM’s ongoing coordination of the Caribbean Community’s response to Irma’s impact on Barbuda and the other affected islands.
The Executive Director of CDEMA – the lead CARICOM Institution for Disaster Management and the Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS) were also part of the CARICOM Delegation.