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Paradise lost? Barbuda land activists seek action from Commonwealth

16 April 2018

ONDON/BOSTON, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists are urging Commonwealth leaders meeting in Britain this week to throw their weight behind a campaign to preserve a centuries-old communal land ownership system on the Caribbean island of Barbuda. After Britain abolished slavery in…

Barbuda fears land rights loss in bid to spread tourism from Antigua

27 January 2018

As the tiny island destroyed by a hurricane tries to rebuild, the PM of neighboring Antigua aims to revoke centuries-old rights Nearly four months after Hurricane Irma devastated the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, residents fear the central government on neighbouring Antigua is poised to revoke…

Barbudans to get title ownerships of lands they occupy

12 September 2017

Barbudans will get the opportunity to own the lands they previously occupied as the island seeks to rebuild following the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma last week. Prime Minister Gaston Browne made the disclosure yesterday during a special sitting of Parliament. He said…

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The disaster for Barbudans and their fragile homeland continues

The disaster for Barbudans and their fragile homeland continues

14 December 2020

From disaster capitalism to philanthro-capitalism to destruction of the very mangroves and shores which help protect Barbuda from storms and hurricanes It is three years since Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda, the smaller of the two-island state of Antigua and Barbuda. Instead of being allowed…