United Nations Secretary General António Guterres arrived in Antigua on Saturday as he embarks on a tour of hurricane-ravaged Barbuda and Dominica
His first stop was Barbuda, accompanied by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and several other government and United Nations officials.
Barbuda was decimated by Hurricane Irma last month, mere days before Dominica suffered a similar fate from Hurricane Maria.
Browne welcomed the visit of the UN official saying it would “bring global awareness to the destruction that has taken place here in the Caribbean”.
Guterres, said that it is clear that the natural disasters have intensified in recent days, making reference to the passage also of Tropical Storm Nate that killed several people in Central America this week.
“It is clear there is a direct link between climate change and the intensity of these storms,” he said, adding “what we are witnessing these days are more intensity and more destruction”.