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Candles are raised in thanksgiving.

By Simone Delochan,

In the latter half of September 2017, social media and news were inundated with images of the abject destruction Hurricane Maria had wrought.In Dominica and other islands homes were lost, people went missing, systems crashed, and the world galvanised to send assistance as quickly as possible.

We saw Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit come to tears, days after the island was hit, in an interview with Garfield Burford, Director News, Sports and Current Affairs, ABS TV Antigua. “The country was devastated….Every village in Dominica, every street, every cranny, every person in Dominica was impacted by the hurricane,” he said. “We have no running water, no electricity. It will take us a very long time to get back to a good state.”

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