The government will vote on Thursday on another, probably final, amendment to the Barbuda Land Act (a law already partially demolished in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma) to allow them to reap their biggest prize of all – the sale of BARBUDA LAND.
Years and years of their withholding of basic services such as electricity, health, education, hurricane relief, have failed to move us.
Their constant and tedious mis-representation of an independent, non-compliant (well, most of us…) strong and resourceful rural community, and the exploitation of our natural resources (sand) have failed to persuade the people of Barbuda that anything (apart from the Land Act) that has ever come from the Antiguan government is a) honest or b) in our interests.
We are going to be fighting this to the end.
Barbudans who want to be rich can be rich through leases. PLH can honour the people of Barbuda by paying their rent to us instead of building a ‘Poor House’ for us (their latest, radically inappropriate and dishonourable idea) and Antiguans can stand up for us, because they will not be able to afford Barbuda land, instead of allowing their neo-colonialist leader to take away what has been a protected wilderness, serving a contented, small community since their fellow Africans first fought for their own land in the Caribbean.