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Barbuda Video 1: Faces, Vistas, and Sounds

Over the past few months, I have been sharing with you the story of the Barbuda Ocean Initiative. When it comes down to it, the entire project is about people – preserving livelihoods and culture by sustainably managing ocean resources. It’s about how within reach that is, not just for Barbuda, but for other locations as well.

This is a story of one island’s commitment to finding solutions. It’s a story better told by seeing the passionate and joyous faces of the fishermen, government leaders, concerned citizens, and children.

So, please take a look at this first short video for the project, directed and filmed by Daryn DeLuco. This will certainly help you to understand why the Waitt Institute and I have fallen in love with this island and community.

I hope you enjoy the soundtrack as much as I do, provided by the steel drum band of the Holy Trinity Primary School under the direction of Mr. Evertt Thomas.

More vignettes to come over the next months. In the meanwhile, stay tune to our Facebook page and Twitter feed (@BarbudaBlueHalo) for updates.


  1. Ayana Elizabeth
    August 26, 2013, 10:47 am

    Mr. Johnson, thank you for reading and for the kudos. We hope to have the next video installment ready to share within the next few weeks — more sights and sounds that will hopefully trigger more positive memories of Barbuda.

  2. Tony Johnson
    August 23, 2013, 7:57 pm

    I’m just revisiting your fantastic work here. Great job !
    Seeing the videos does take me back to the great days when I built the accommodation on the eastern side of CoCo Point – I really can’t remember when . At a guess, some time in the sixties. My first visit was in the very early sixties when I was building for Andy Holm who owned the Anchorage and was very friendly with William Cody Kelly who owned Coco point.