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A street in Dominica is littered with debris from Hurricane Maria. Photo: Msgr William John-Lewis

Two major hurricanes moved through the northern Caribbean within just days of each other, causing widespread damage, decimating several islands, even making some uninhabitable. Electricity went and roads were blocked by fallen trees, rubble and broken power lines; drinking water and food were in short supply; boats were wrecked; and the islands lost their natural beauty.

With three powerful hurricanes (Harvey, Irma and Maria) in a month, four earthquakes in four weeks killing more than 300 people in Mexico, and another in northern Italy, fires in California, a volcano in Bali and floods all over the world, I wonder if these are not ominous signs that the world is slipping away from prayer, love of neighbour and most of all peace.

It has become very puzzling to me as to why the Prime Minister’s statement of opening your homes to besieged Dominicans, is such a heated topic. The PM simply proposed, as I understand it, that if any citizen who has family or friends in Dominica, they can find some respite for six months in these homes, providing they can get here.

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