The website in 2018 - May update
Sadly we are not able to regularly update the website on a regular basis since we have been back in Barbuda. Nearly nine months now without electricity, we are still using expensive generators that cost too much to run for more than a few hours and gas is limited and is often rationed or runs out.The internet is slow and is no longer being provided free at the Fisheries building; often there is no signal. Most people have limited phone signal.
Homes are gradually being repaired but the pace is slow, especially for those in the worst damage categories - still waiting patiently in tents as we approach the next hurricane season. The Barbuda Council has now been set up as a result of the BPM election win and so for the first time in months things are looking more positive. The priority of Council will be to ensure all the agencies working on Barbuda continue to work with Barbudans' best interest at heart, and become accountable to the local Council. They have already set up all committees and will begin to work with Council employees to return to productive work as soon as possible, including those Barbudans who have stayed in Antigua. You can message members of Council on their fb page.
Visitors to Barbuda are very welcome and are coming in larger numbers and we have a great regular ferry service (weather permitting) and almost daily flights. I will update guesthouse info as soon as it becomes available, but please continue to message us if you need to know something.