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Letter from Loretta

“Most businesses are still closed. We haven’t been able to get drinking water for two weeks. Food is being rationed by the four open stores, where most shelves are emptying. People are joking that we should have the narco-traffickers of drugs handle the distribution of gasoline and food. It has, of course, been a difficult hurricane season for our sister islands in the Caribbean. I have witnessed a strong solidarity among the writers, nonethyeless. #One Caribbean.” Excerpt from a handwritten letter sent by Puerto Rico based writer Loretta Collins Klobah to her publisher Peepal Tree press and shared by them on their website. To read the full letter, go here.

And please remember that hurricane relief still needs you.

And for Antiguans and Barbudans, you have your own invitation to write about the experience of the storm, Barbuda, or related topics creatively. Here’s a reminder re that project.

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Hurricane Relief – Links

ETA2: Antiguanice’s Links re Funding and Relief Efforts for Dominica

ETA: Antiguanice’s Links re Funding and Relief Efforts for Barbuda

Hurricane Irma may be out of the headlines, but please keep the affected people in your hearts and on your mind. I wanted to share a couple of links re how you can help affected Caribbean countries, including our own Barbuda, recover. Women who live on Rocks is the most comprehensive resource I’ve found. They have general links but also country-specific links for Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Martin/St.Maarten, the British Virgin Island, the U S Virgin Islands, the Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas. Here is the link to all those links.

I also have some Barbuda specific links posted to my blog; check them out here.

These countries have a long road back. It’s easy to lose sight of that once the camera turns to the next breaking news. Stay with them – stay with us – help get the displaced people back home.

Do what you can; even if all you can do is to pass these links along.

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