Mottley struck by Hurricane Irma’s fury

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has expressed sadness over the loss of life and destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the Leeward Islands, while urging Barbadians to keep their brothers and sisters in the region in their prayers.

“Their infrastructural loss is devastating, and we can only imagine the hurt their citizens are experiencing,” the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader said in a statement today.

She pointed out that “though natural disasters have always been a fact of life in human history, one can never get used to the devastation and loss of life they bring.

“The Barbados Labour Party urges all Barbadians to support any official effort, whether organized by Government or a recognized non-governmental organization (NGO) like the Barbados Red Cross, to assist our Caribbean brothers and sisters in need,” she said.

Earlier today another hurricane – Jose – developed in the Atlantic as a category three and is threatening to follow a similar path as Irma through the northern Caribbean.

However, Mottley said “the BLP family prays that those countries will somehow be spared from the full ferocity of yet another cyclone” after Irma, a category 5 storm, wreaked havoc in Barbuda, Saint Martin and the Virgin Islands, resulting in the death of at least ten people, before taking aim at the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas and Florida.  

37 Responses to Mottley struck by Hurricane Irma’s fury

  1. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore September 7, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    The face of empathy.

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    • Sonia Romain
      Sonia Romain September 7, 2017 at 11:56 pm
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    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison September 8, 2017 at 6:22 am

      So true Arthur, Fraundel Stuart would learn a lot and suffer less criticism if he would learn how to be human.

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    • Adrian Hinds
      Adrian Hinds September 8, 2017 at 8:27 am

      LOL

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 8, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Adrian Allison how ah………can be human?

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba September 8, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Arthur u expect someone like jiggs with the plantation mentality to care bout somebody?

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  2. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony September 8, 2017 at 12:19 am

    We are about to get a taste from Jose as it is pushed south .

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    • Roc Kinn
      Roc Kinn September 8, 2017 at 12:29 am

      You are obviously making this up does it bring you sick joy.

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    • MArk Anthony
      MArk Anthony September 8, 2017 at 1:02 am
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    • MArk Anthony
      MArk Anthony September 8, 2017 at 1:03 am

      It has started to turn. It’s now moving west. I expect it to turn even more and start moving west southwest. Watch the people at the met office panic

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      • harry turnover September 8, 2017 at 7:20 am

        Big man you are looking at a WATER VAPOR LOOP. Another wannabe Meteorologist looking at PICTURES and making himself a total IDIOT.

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    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke September 8, 2017 at 5:14 am

      You should try getting your info from reliable sources and not rumour mills .

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      • harry turnover September 8, 2017 at 8:44 am

        Danny he is not listening to rumours he is looking at pictures and just don’t know to interpret them.
        Someone needs to tell him that Denis Kellman is in charge of the NHC here and that ALL OFFICIAL information pertaining to weather systems are IDENTIFIED ,TRACKED ,GRADED and FORECAST at the NHC ..the NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTRE IN MIAMI and ALL information regarding threatening systems are passed on to the local Met.Offices in the Caribbean before one sees them on the Internet.

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    • MArk Anthony
      MArk Anthony September 8, 2017 at 5:17 am

      NHC

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      • harry turnover September 8, 2017 at 7:08 am

        Mark Anthony …you seem to be getting your information from the National Housing Corporation ( NHC ) and furthermore you might be reading it UPSIDE down too mate.
        Maybe you can’t read for Jose is moving WEST NORTH WEST and the centre is expected to pass to the NORTH OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS.
        If you think that it will move west south west towards Bdos then go ahead and take the necessary precautions
        Two other METEOROLOGICAL IDIOTS also said that IRMA was heading towards Bdos because they said that she had taken an UNEXPECTED or UNCHARACTERESTIC turn towards the WSW and just like you started to criticize the local Met. Office

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    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke September 8, 2017 at 5:20 am

      NHC does not even mention Barbados in respect to Jose. I just read their latest report and NOAA as well. The site you shared has nothing to do with them . All Barbados will get is possible high surf .

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    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke September 8, 2017 at 5:28 am

      NHC has issued watches & warnings for the leewards with Antigua and Barbuda once again expected to be impacted by Jose . There is ABSOLUTELY no mention of Barbados so maybe you could share where you found anything about us on the NHC site .

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    • Adrian M Chase
      Adrian M Chase September 8, 2017 at 6:03 am

      To think MArk Anthony actually has this on his page….smh.

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    • Danny Colombian Clarke
      Danny Colombian Clarke September 8, 2017 at 8:10 am

      That is what I found so funny

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    • Nikky Daisley
      Nikky Daisley September 8, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Jose is not a treat to Barbados we are thankfull for this precious little God fearing rock we have so much pray warriors an genuine christians an people who believe in God

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    • Michael Goodman
      Michael Goodman September 8, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Take your ignorant crap somewhere else Nikki Daisley. How dare you effectively accuse those on the devastated islands of being being any less ‘God fearing’ than you, or any less ‘genuine’ Christians than you.

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    • Felicia Trotman
      Felicia Trotman September 8, 2017 at 9:41 am

      gosh some ppl really know jack squat about the weather. 2017 hurricane jose was never and will never be a threat to barbados.

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    • Felicia Trotman
      Felicia Trotman September 8, 2017 at 9:43 am

      thats the thing michael. they r arrogant. they think they r better than other countries.

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    • Nikky Daisley
      Nikky Daisley September 8, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Michael Goodman did you hear me say that i speaking about my country i am sadden for the people i would like you to keep my name out your mouth dont let me have to display my bad side have good day

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    • Michael Goodman
      Michael Goodman September 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Some igrunt people bout hay need to take a geography lesson to learn where they live and while they are at it, learn how to use the internet properly.

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    • MArk Anthony
      MArk Anthony September 8, 2017 at 9:58 am

      I quite agree

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  3. janette reifer September 8, 2017 at 3:19 am

    There are some very stupid Barbadians.
    Do Barbadians understand what is a hurricane?
    Why these silly folks always saying the island is due for something?
    I am hoping and praying that the God of Jacob. Moses Abraham and Issac keep this island safe. Some islands have to stay prayed up to help the other island.
    What the Most High doesn’t allows, he hinders…Believe it or not!

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  4. Ryan R A Charles
    Ryan R A Charles September 8, 2017 at 6:48 am

    This woman of pure heart. And yet they attack her so viciously. Where is the PM amongst all of this. Up til now he ain’t say a word.

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  5. harry turnover September 8, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Mark Anthony BEWARE… false knowledge is deadlier than ignorance.
    You should therefore try not to” spit in the air.”

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  6. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes September 8, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Why doesn’t he stop giving people false information? These damn fools seem to be longing to see something hit Barbados, do they think it’s a bloody joke. I can bet that he has not experienced a hurricane. If it would hit them alone I wouldn’t mind but Barbados cannot take it. Do they realise that a hurricane put a country about 20 yrs back? All these stupid predictions when the evidence is there as to the track that Jose is taking. I am convinced that some think that should one occur that they will stand to gain and that is why they want to see one. Go to Barbuda and see what happened, I know that I do not want to experience one again.

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  7. Samantha Ophelia
    Samantha Ophelia September 8, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I hope she becomes prime Minister. She’s a genuine person, highly intelligent and cares about people.

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  8. Alex Alleyne September 8, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Send some artisan over to help along with some funds. Lot of work to be done. Time for ACTION …….act NOW.

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  9. milli watt September 8, 2017 at 9:43 am

    ssstttuuuupppsseeeee……….when OUR time comes and IT will I hope she is PM all wunnuh so can go and get counsel from a genuine PM

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  10. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis September 8, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Spoken like a true leader.

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  11. arrizzi September 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    A born leader

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