Roberto De Niro promises to fix island affected by devastating Hurricane Irma

Roberto De Niro promises to fix island affected by devastating Hurricane Irma”

What was left of Barbuda was spared from the worst of Hurricane Jose, as the Category 4 storm skirted just north of the island on Saturday.

With more than 100 years of history in the region, we have experienced the impact of natural disasters before - as recently 2016 when Hurricane Matthew created significant damage in the Northern Caribbean.

"That is no exaggeration", Browne said. "Barbuda is literally a rubble".

Veteran Hollywood actor, Roberto De Niro, has pledged to help rebuild the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda after it was rendered "barely habitable" by Hurricane Irma.

That was before Hurricane Jose.

"The first images coming out of these islands show the extent to which Irma destroyed the homes of our employees, residents and their communities. It was hard to send in any boats there today because things are still very risky".

CNN drone footage from Barbuda on Friday showed almost every house and building ripped open or torn apart.

CNN's Leyla Santiago toured Barbuda on Friday and described "pure destruction".

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reportedly said, "We are doing something lovely, that is to be able to help the brotherly peoples in the difficulties - this is the essence of the Bolivarian Revolution and of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)".

John Lovell, president of Travel Leaders Network leisure group and hotels, said if the reports of destruction on some islands that he's been hearing are true, recovery will take a long time, Skift reported.

How and when different islands recover from Irma and Jose will determine when and if cruise ships return to them.

It is the Barbudan spirit, everyone on that island sticks together.I'm not surprised they're still back there working hard to get everyone over to Antigua safe.

Like this



12 April 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

29 March 2018
Max Polyakov: The Knowledge Economy and its Opportunities for Businesses
Knowledge should be the fundamental aspect of any production process, as well as it should be used in every technological process. Furthermore, the USA accounts for more than a quarter of the world economy (24.8%); the cash equivalent is about 18 trillion USD.

10 September 2017
Hurricane Irma Leaves Path of Destruction in Caribbean
Hurricane Irma provoked a massive evacuation of Florida after leveling islands in the Caribbean and killing more than 20 people. The western Gulf coast is expected to be worst affected, with cities such as Tampa and St Petersburg in the path of the storm.

10 September 2017
Tennessee, Indiana State to battle Saturday
UT head coach Butch Jones greets fans during the Vol Walk against Kentucky on November 12, 2016, in Knoxville. Tennessee opens Southeastern Conference play next Saturday against Florida on the road.

10 September 2017
Taylor, No. 9 Wisconsin cruise past Florida Atlantic
Two weeks into the season, FAU coach and offensive guru Lane Kiffin is still perplexed by the Owls' offensive struggles. If the offense can click early on, it should be a good night. "We didn't maximize the opportunities we had".

10 September 2017
Hillary Clinton Calls for Illegal Alien Children to Be 'Sent Back'
The tape revealed the GOP nominee using crude language about women and talking about grabbing them in a vulgar manner. Clinton is unsparing in her criticism of Trump and lays out some of the factors she believes contributed to her loss.

10 September 2017
Warren and Ehlinger lead Texas 56-0 win over San Jose State
While he's reportedly made good progress, Texas is seemingly still playing it safe with their star quarterback. Herman wouldn't project his starter for next week.

10 September 2017
Airline Flies Animals Displaced By Hurricane Harvey To Their New Homes
The distinction between an unowned animal and a lost or stray pet is important. "These are animals that were already in shelters". Rescue efforts are still underway as thousands in the Houston, Texas, try to recover from Hurricane Harvey .

10 September 2017
Cameron Smith's experience invaluable for USC against Stanford
But Darnold threw a flawless 49-yard pass to wide receiver Steven Mitchell, who probably made the the nicest catch of his career. Stanford played against Rice in Sydney, Australia this past Saturday and made sure that Rice had a loooong flight home.

10 September 2017
Syracuse faces ex-coach Shafer and Middle Tennessee
The Sooners will have revenge on their minds after Ohio State came to Norman in the third game of last season and rolled 45-24. Middle Tennessee answered with 14 straight points, as junior quarterback Brent Stockstill tossed a pair of touchdowns.