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Caribbean seeks assistance amid looting after Hurricane Irma”

Quizzed on what they think about the UK's response in the aftermath of Irma, she said: "Honestly they are trying".

Puerto Rico has received more than 2,000 USA citizens who were living or vacationing in islands battered by Hurricane Irma last week, including more than 500 who arrived via cruise ship on Thursday. In a blog post on www.virgin.com, he said the region needed a "Disaster Recovery Marshall Plan" to aid in recovery and the long-term revitalization of its economy - a reference to the multibillion-dollar USA program that helped rebuild Western European after the devastation of World War Two. The governor announced that former San Antonio Spurs basketball star Tim Duncan, a native of St. Croix, would arrive in the Virgin Islands on Thursday, accompanied by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, with about $5 million in aid.

The UK has committed £32m to helping overseas territories devastated by Irma. He noted, most significantly, BVI, which is an offshore financial center.

Businessman Branson, who has lived in the British Virgin Islands for the past 11 years, said in a blog post on www.virgin.com that the region needed a "Disaster Recovery Marshall Plan" to rebuild and revitalize its economy - a reference to the multibillion-dollar USA program that helped rebuild Western Europe after the devastation of World War Two.

By many measures, the plan was a success, with a 150 per cent increase in standard of living over the next three decades in participating countries, according to the Marshall Centre, and stronger ties with Europe on diplomatic and economic levels. "People coming at us with machetes, offering bullets and saying 'There is more for you, ' breaking into houses, hurting people".

All that is left of their home is a couple of walls, with little trace of their life before Irma hit now visible. "And we don't know what to do", she wrote.

Britain's Defence Minister Michael Fallon at the weekend said his government's effort was "as good as anybody else's".

"The situation is very critical", he told the residents in Guadeloupe.

Following the passage of Hurricane Luis in 1995, which killed at least 15 people in the Caribbean and damaged 60 percent of housing on St. Martin, the U.S. National Hurricane Center estimated the cost to St. Martin alone at $1.8 billion.

Britain's global development secretary Priti Patel announced that the British navy, along with several Royal Marines and a contingent of military engineers, had been dispatched with makeshift shelters and water purification systems.

Branson and his company are looking to plant seeds in the recovery effort by tasking his foundation, Virgin Unite, to coordinate aid and supplies in the short term and reconstruction efforts in the months ahead, Branson wrote. Manes said she was forced to install a bar on the inside of her door to deter burglars. I'm not sure what it is. My friends are scared. "And we don't know what to do", she documented.

Officials said about 2,000 of the 35,000 residents on the French side of Saint Martin had left in recent days.

The European Recovery Programme was a US-led effort to inject US$13 billion into the economy of 16 European nations with agriculture and industrial production hollowed out by the war.

The Dutch authorities said an undisclosed number of arrests were made after Irma. Government, he stated, will see how best they can be helped.

France's President Emmanuel Macron arrived Tuesday in Guadeloupe, a French territory, on a plane with water, food, medicine and emergency equipment.



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