Sunday, December 17, 2017


Hungry Dominicans loot to survive

region sends aid: Coast guardsmen load supplies for the second shipment to Dominica on Wednesday, at dockside at the Barbados Coast Guard headquarters. —Photo: Barbados Nation

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is calling for an end to the looting plaguing Roseau, Dominica.
The country’s leader made this call on Wednesday amid the rampant acts of crime and desperation taking place on the streets of the capital following the passage of Hurricane Maria.
Noting there was aid on the island, Skerrit said most roads were blocked by either debris or traffic.
And he said most of the vehicles on the road were unfortunately engaged in illicit activities.
“Most of these vehicles are engaged in looting and in the transporting of stolen items,” Skerrit said via Radio DBS. “People are just too concentra­ted on looting.”
“What are you going to do with a refrigerator now when your entire house is flat on the ground? Where are you going to put it? How are you going to connect it?” he questioned.
Hurricane-stricken residents could be seen taking items ran­ging from canned foods, water and beers to sofas, fans and Styrofoam containers.

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