Macron to Travel to Hurricane-Hit Saint Martin Island

Boris Johnson meeting UK troops at the Grantley Adams International Airport Barbados

Authorities are still trying to determine the extent of damage to the island, but he said 28 police officers lost homes during Hurricanes Irma and Jose.

On Saturday, there were 12 Israelis stuck in Saint Martin.

While there is some merit to this approach, this does not exonerate the British government from the pointed criticisms expressed by Caribbean representatives following Irma's passing through the region.

Speaking in Guadeloupe, Macron promised to rebuild the French territories flattened by Irma, namely St. Martin and St. Barts.

Britain has pledged £32 million (35 million euros, US$42 million) in assistance and sent 10 flights of aid since Friday to its affected Caribbean territories, the British Virgin Islands and the Anguilla archipelago, where six people were killed in the storm. Majority were the family members of the Chabad envoy to the island.

However, while France and the Netherlands have been praised for their rapid and coordinated actions in their territories of Guadeloupe (France) and Sint Maarten (Netherlands) among others, the United Kingdom government has been criticised for being too slow to act in the British Overseas Territories of the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla. "It will be done quickly, it will be done well, and it will be done better".

The tiny island of Barbuda was perhaps worst hit. "That's the problem, everyone has their own problems at the moment", Cluff said.

The nearby British Overseas Territory of Anguilla also had extensive damage, with one person killed.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to travel to British territories damaged by Hurricane Irma

The French part of St. Martin is similar to other French holdings in the Caribbean in that its white minority is generally wealthier than its black majority.

It's common practice for tourists to be evacuated first from disaster zones for practical reasons, as they are staying in hotels and not in their homes and tend to have fewer resources such as food and vehicles. Seven people are still reported missing.

Many people had left town over the past couple of days, with all foreigners urged to evacuate.

He will first visit Guadeloupe, an overseas department of France, on Tuesday morning before heading to the French-Dutch island of St. Martin to meet with residents, and then to St. Barts.

"It is clear this place has been through an absolutely hellish experience, and it is no doubt at all that you need help with power generation, with getting the hospital back up and running, getting the airport back up and running, and schools properly set - all kinds of things need to be done", Johnson said.

On the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Stacey Alvarado described those left behind in the storm as "roaming like zombies".

Her husband, Dominique Vilier, told CNN there had been looting and robbing in the wake of the hurricane, which has left them without food and water. "I actually had two persons try to break into my house at night the day before yesterday and I had to scare them off", he said.

He said food supplies were being provided by 1,500 helpers on the ground in the West Indies, with the number rising to 2,000 over the coming days. But residents on the island have spoken of hunger, homelessness, a lack of water and a feeling of abandonment after the hurricane pummeled the region on Wednesday.

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