APUA - blah blah blah blah bullshit.

'The head of the electricity division within the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) has cited several challenges plaguing the reconnection of electricity on Barbuda, but has given the assurance that the process is being handled in an efficient manner...'

Well, it doesn't appear to be the case if you LIVE in Barbuda. Eighteen months of this. Are they kidding? To re-connect 600 homes? I for one am still waiting for my current to be connected - to posts that didn't even fall down in Hurricane Irma!

So far, I have spent more than $60 ec every two days on gas for a generator that I can only afford to have on for four hours a day. Over two years that will be nearly $22,000 ec, Mr Mathias..And guess who all that money will have gone to? The Right Honourable Mr Trevor Walker MP, who owns the gas station.

Barbuda Tourism is in London,UK

World Travel Market in London, UKTelling the world about Barbuda - the two Tourism Department representatives from Barbuda, Asha Frank and Anreka Geness, are in London at the international travel trade show - the World Travel Market. Click on the links to see our new brochure and the video.

Press release from BPM - the final court case?

BARBUDANS TO GO TO COURT TO FIGHT FOR THEIR LAND  


Three Barbudans, Trevor Walker, Wayde Burton and Mackenzie Frank have filed a claim in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on the18th October 2018 challenging two pieces of legislation passed by the government of Prime Minister Gaston Browne in 2018, which overturn the century- old practice of communal land ownership and negate the independence of the Barbuda Council in the exercise of its duties, powers and functions as enshrined in the Barbuda Local Government Act of 1976.

The three, along with the Barbuda Council, are seeking to have the court declare that

(1) all lands in Barbuda continue to be vested in the governor general on behalf of the people of Barbuda

(2) that the lands in Barbuda are owned in common by the people of Barbuda

(3) The Crown Lands Regulation Amendment Act 2018 which purports to repeal the Barbuda Land Act 2007 violates sections of the Constitution of Antigua and Barbuda.

The claimants also want government to recognize and protect the functions, powers and duties of the Barbuda Council as set out in the Barbuda Local Government Act 1976, and that the Cabinet should refrain from giving directions - general or specific - as to the policy the Council should exercise under the same Act. The claim filed against the Attorney general points out that the Barbuda Council was given extensive powers to govern Barbuda by the Barbuda Local Government Act Cap 44 in 1976, and derives its power from Section 123 of the Constitution, having its genesis at the Antigua Independence Conference at Lancaster House, England in 1981.

The Barbudans are represented by John Macdonald QC,Justin Simon QC, and Sylvester Carrott.

Paul Nedd - Secretary of Barbuda Council

demise of barbuda - charcoal burningPaul Nedd has taken up his new position as Secretary of Council and suggests the missing link to improve things on Barbuda is dialogue with the Antiguan Government. But he is completely wrong to say we are totally dependent on government; it's actually the opposite. We are (most of us) independent thinkers, and so we are independent of government, and we have to be. Creating a dependency among voters is their raison d'etre. But since Irma we have been dependent on aid and international goodwill and of course we must move on from that. We have more hope in the justice of the law and the traditions that have sustained Barbuda independently over hundreds of years that now they want us to abandon, than in a dialogue with an oppressor.

you can translate the site here

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We like this...

Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
Free the people and let them move in liberty
Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
So the struggle continue.
But while the struggle continue, I'm going to tell you.
We rastaman will set the world free...

Joseph Hill - Culture

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