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12 Oct 2017 description
report IRIN

A battle over land on the tiny hurricane-hit island will profoundly shape its future

Who owns Barbuda? Politicians and investors are taking advantage of the island’s devastation to grab land from people displaced by the recent series of hurricanes, residents and activists say.

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19 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN

By Ben Parker

Codrington is a ghost town – frozen in time before clean up could begin. Trees are stripped bare, electric pylons are down, roofs ripped off, and wooden houses collapsed like matchboxes. Clothes, furniture and household belongings are scattered in yards. Corrugated iron sheets, bent by the wind like scraps of paper, are wrapped around trees.

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