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A home is seen in ruins in Codrington on the island of Barbuda just after a month after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda

A home is seen in ruins in Codrington on the island of Barbuda just after a month after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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    nathan g
    It's grim to have to live there, no doubt. The locals look for and likely need a handout. BUT, consider this: when I lived/ worked there in the early 90's, it was clear that a rapacious Govt was more interested in sand-mining the semi-pristine duneland than helping the citizenry build hurricane-proof housing. The past & current nil income tax regime is such that if you arrive with money, you will be ok; if you've no job, no cash then good luck with getting meaningful state assistance. In 25 years, what's changed?
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    tame608
    These are tiny Islands who rely on tourists. When it is devastated like this there will be no money.How would they rebuild that fast? Even Texas needed help to get back up,including from Canada.
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    Robert
    Hang in there.......Trump is sending you some paper towels to solve the problem.
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    JuneC
    pretty much looked like a slum island in the first place LOL maybe a blessing in disguise
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    God Is A Cruel Joke
    The sad thing is how thankful their PM was to the sky fairy for sparing a country that in his words was "so well-prepared". And yet the sky daddy screwed them all while giggling like an idiot.
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    Don
    First ones back get to steal the most chit.
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    Joanna
    Monkeys have good life.
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    Anne
    These pictures are from right after as they were removing people from the island. You must think we are stupid or something.
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    God Bless THE TRUMPSTER!!
    the pschit hole looks pretty much the same as it did one month before the hurricane. lemme guess... they're looking for a handout... right?
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    Fleendar the Magnificent
    You would have been safe in the freezer....