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    I have a friend on British Virgin island Tourtola which is close by . She had her roof ripped off and her furniture and possessions literally sucked out of the property. She has lost the lot. . She lived in a well built deemed safe property.But unfortunately not much can withstand a Catorgory 5 185MPH sustained wind Hurricane , Rich or poor !

    Having spoken to her , she was saying that it was frightening and surreal seeing debris flying through the air that contained items such as sofas etc .
    Talking to a friend in Florida who says the risk is when debris hits roofs at high speeds damaging them/holes then the wind will rip of the roof etc.

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      We are a very rich country and we should make sure we honour our responsibilities in our former colonies.
      Yes, and we should and we will and we are..

      what sticks in the craw a bit is people like these residents of Anguilla having a go at the British government for not sending enough aid, or sending it quick enough, and there's me thinking, well we're going to send $40m or so over, and where does that money come from, UK taxpayers. And what do the residents of Anguilla, a British overseas territory, famously not do? Pay any tax.

      So no doubt this is a major disaster and people are suffering and we will of course help, but I wish these people would cool it a bit with the anger and expectations
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kalimantan Gull View Post
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      Yes, and we should and we will and we are..

      what sticks in the craw a bit is people like these residents of Anguilla having a go at the British government for not sending enough aid, or sending it quick enough,
      i dont know how quick they expect a responce to be. the RN had marines clear an airfield on one island and land equipment on a second within a day of the storm passing.
      Daily Mail readers are living in a perpetual hell, expecting their homes to be overrun at any minute by hoodie wearing, skunk smoking, muslim, transgender, asylum seekers.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kalimantan Gull View Post
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      Yes, and we should and we will and we are..

      what sticks in the craw a bit is people like these residents of Anguilla having a go at the British government for not sending enough aid, or sending it quick enough, and there's me thinking, well we're going to send $40m or so over, and where does that money come from, UK taxpayers. And what do the residents of Anguilla, a British overseas territory, famously not do? Pay any tax.

      So no doubt this is a major disaster and people are suffering and we will of course help, but I wish these people would cool it a bit with the anger and expectations





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      i dont know how quick they expect a responce to be. the RN had marines clear an airfield on one island and land equipment on a second within a day of the storm passing.
      http://www.forces.net/news/tri-servi...ibbean-islands

      There are now 1,000 UK military troops operating in the region and more than 40 tonnes of DFID aid is being distributed.

      On the Turks and Caicos Islands, a team of Royal Marines and Army Commandos were the first military personnel to reach the British Overseas territory.

      Since September 8, the Royal Air Force has flown more than 20 sorties within the Caribbean, moving more than 700 passengers into and around the region and delivering more than 70 tonnes of freight to hurricane-stricken communities.

      59 Commando Squadron from 24 Commando Royal Engineers are supporting communities of the British Virgin Islands.

      The specialist Commando engineers have restored power, running water, runway lighting and are repairing the perimeter fence at Terrance B, Lettsome International Airport on the island of Tortola.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Publius Ovidius View Post
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      We are a very rich country and we should make sure we honour our responsibilities in our former colonies.
      Rightly so, the DR is some where I've had wanted to go for some time. I sincerely hope we redirect our foreign aid here
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      As I said I dont know just assumed
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kalimantan Gull View Post
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      Yes, and we should and we will and we are..

      what sticks in the craw a bit is people like these residents of Anguilla having a go at the British government for not sending enough aid, or sending it quick enough, and there's me thinking, well we're going to send $40m or so over, and where does that money come from, UK taxpayers. And what do the residents of Anguilla, a British overseas territory, famously not do? Pay any tax.

      So no doubt this is a major disaster and people are suffering and we will of course help, but I wish these people would cool it a bit with the anger and expectations
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ean-tax-havens

      Aid offered by the British government to its hurricane-battered territories in the Caribbean has been dismissed as “derisory” by a former attorney general of one of the worst-hit islands.

      Rupert Jones, who completed a two-year posting to Anguilla last year, suggested the government’s reluctance to commit significant aid may be motivated by embarrassment over its role in sustaining tax havens in the region.
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      its a queer argument to make from the island's leaders - UK doesnt want to assist us because it may draw attention to the fact we dont tax corporations. no one was talking about their tax haven status until he and the Guardian brought it up.
      Daily Mail readers are living in a perpetual hell, expecting their homes to be overrun at any minute by hoodie wearing, skunk smoking, muslim, transgender, asylum seekers.
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      its a queer argument to make from the island's leaders - UK doesnt want to assist us because it may draw attention to the fact we dont tax corporations. no one was talking about their tax haven status until he and the Guardian brought it up.
      From that article it sounds like that former attorney-general of the BVI's doesn't like their secretive tax haven status and is in fact siding with the campaigners for transparency.

      Of course their tax haven status and the residents not paying any tax are related but separate things.
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      bad weather happens end of. you climate change leftys going on about rising sea levels and stuff are just a bunch of melts
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