Hurricane Irma – Britons ‘stranded in Caribbean as soldiers REFUSE to help UK citizens’


Bank hand Liz Jackson and her partner Craig Guest, from Barnsley, have reportedly been Heraldry sinister on the island of Saint Martin alongside a couple from Nottingham.

Ms Jackson’s buddy Andrew yesterday told The Sunday Telegraph: «There were interruptions available in the jeeps but they were told they could not get on as they were not US residents and there was no arrangement with the British Government.”

Ms Jackson and Mr Guest had flap take flighted to the Caribbean for a holiday, but now say they feel abandoned by their own government as extravagantly as the US.

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Hurricane Irma has caused devastation in the area

By Saturday, the two British couples had reportedly been hand with just one bottle of water between them and no food or power.

British stop is not expected to arrive at their location until Monday.

Despite experience increased funding for disaster relief in British overseas territories to £32 million, the UK Ministry has faced criticism for its handling of the crisis.


The UK Government has faced commentary for its handling of the crisis

The Chairs of the Common’s Foreign Affairs and International Development Panels, Tom Tugendhat and Stephen Twigg, said Britain’s response has been «originate wanting».

In a letter to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Expansion Secretary Priti Patel, they said: «While we welcome the development in funding for disaster relief in the British Overseas Territories to £32 million and the fait accompli that personnel, equipment and the RFA Mounts Bay were dispatched to the area ahead the hurricane struck, arriving in Anguilla the day after its devastation, we are concerned that profuse in the UK’s overseas territories in the Caribbean are still in grave need.»

The Foreign Support has said: “We are doing all we can to help those affected by Hurricane Irma.

“We prevail upon British residents and visitors in the affected area to closely monitor Odd and Commonwealth Office travel advice, and follow the instructions of local judges.

“Those on holiday in affected areas should contact their enlistment operator or airline.”

Five of the 22 people reported to have dissolved during Irma’s initial landfalls are said to have come from the British abroad territories of the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla.

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