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Johnson-y1Basseterre, St. Kitts, 13th September, 2017 (MyVueNews.com) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is now in the Caribbean preparing to visit hurricane ravaged territories Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.

 

His visit comes after criticism of the the response of the British Government following the passage of Hurricane Irma.

 

Johnson arrived in Barbados Tuesday and departed for Anguilla on a military aircraft. Then on Wednesday, he visits the BVI.

 

According to information released by the British High Commission, Johnson will have the opportunity to get a first-hand assessment of the damage and what is happening on the ground in terms of recovery.

 

“He will meet Governors of the affected Territories and others who are leading the recovery work, and visit communities working to repair the extensive damage they have suffered,” the High Commission statement reads.

 

Johnson is reported as saying, “We [the UK] don’t underestimate the scale of the tragedy, the scale of suffering that people have endured over the last few days. But I think from talking to the Governors of these islands, what is really coming through to me, is the resilience of local communities and the way they are pulling together and the way they are determined to rebuild their lives, and we’re here to help.”

 

The British Government has over 990 troops and 50 police officers deployed in both territories to support relief efforts and distribute aid.



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