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Barbadians heading home from Dominica

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Barbadians heading home from Dominica

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Homeward bound!

Several Barbadians who were stranded in Dominica after the devastating passage of Hurricane Maria on Monday, have been evacuated by the Coast Guard and are on their way home.

According to a brief statement from the Barbados Defence Force, the group are presently aboard the HMBS LEONARD C BANFIELD, making the 17-hour sail home from Dominica to Barbados.



The boat was first diverted to St Lucia to take some evacuees there as well as replenish supplies and is scheduled to  arrive in Barbados around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.


Read more on the evacuation and arrival of the Barbadians stranded in Dominica in tomorrow’s SATURDAY SUN. Follow the hashtag #nationindominica for reports and photos from our team on the ground in Dominica.

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Alex Downes in Roseau, Dominica,

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Dominica is ready to rebuild.

This is the assurance coming from Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit following the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Maria.

The Prime Minister delivered this message on Wednesday night to residents of the stricken country via the only means of communication left, the state owned Radio DBS.

“People are in high spirits. Everyone has sufferered in one way or the other, but people are prepared to rebuild, people are prepared to play their part,” Skerrit said.


He urged Dominicans to be brave, bold, assertive, committed and united as they rebuild the country.

The task ahead is no small order either as the Prime Minister revealed a devastating status report.

He said 100 per cent of the country’s agriculture sector was destroyed while the tourism sector had also taken a serious hit with many hotels badly damaged.

Additionally, Skerrit said schools and the Kalinago territory sustained heavy damage as well.


Following a meeting of emergency services, Skerrit addressed the media today from Antigua, via ABS TV. 

Read more on how Dominica is surviving after the passage of Hurricane Maria in tomorrow’s WEEKEND NATION. Follow the hashtag #nationindominica for reports and photos from our team on the ground in Dominica.