19:43 | 13.09.2017
Community Developers Committed to Barbuda Recovery after Hurricane Irma

As partners in a new resort development project unanimously
supported by the people of Barbuda, John Paul and Eloise DeJoria, J.B.
Turbidy, and Discovery
Land Company have pledged their support to the relief and rebuilding
efforts on the Caribbean island following the devastation caused by
Hurricane Irma earlier this week.

“We are deeply saddened by the impact the hurricane has had on the lives
of the beloved people of Barbuda,” said John Paul DeJoria. “Recovery
will be an arduous process and we are committed to providing aid over
the long term. By working together, we will be able to lighten the load
for all of the affected families.”

“In collaboration with the DeJoria family, Discovery Land Company will
focus all of its resources to assist in the immediate rebuilding of
infrastructure and to helping the people of Barbuda with the essential
facilities and resources on which their lives depend. The people of
Barbuda are the core of our project, so their needs must come first,”
said Michael S. Meldman, Chairman and CEO of Discovery Land Company. The
partners will provide immediate aid, bringing heavy equipment to the
island to assist in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts. Some of the
specific initiatives will include:

A $10,000,000 fund to rebuild local residences and to construct new
housing complexes

The construction of a $1,000,000 triage medical center on Barbuda

A $1,000,000 contribution to the rebuilding of local schools

A $3,500,000 lagoon and beach restoration project which will include
mangrove restoration, implementation of stormwater management
solutions in the Town of Codrington, and ongoing lagoon management

An additional $5,000,000 contribution to a new airport on Barbuda

The purchase of 500-750 beds for shelters and other temporary housing

Further, to benefit all residents of the island, the partners will
coordinate with other disaster relief partners to help provide clean
water, dry goods and medical supplies to those affected by the hurricane.

Finally, to ensure the island is well positioned moving forward, the
partners are motivated to immediately advance development plans, which
will create future jobs, advance sustainable infrastructure solutions,
support environmental initiatives and provide new business opportunities
for the citizens of Barbuda.
About Discovery Land CompanyDiscovery
Land Company’s portfolio includes 20 properties located throughout
the US, as well as in Los Cabos, Mexico, the Abacos in the Bahamas and
the Dominican Republic. Discovery’s private club communities add value
to these destinations by offering exceptional member service and by
designing properties that are both respectful towards and enhanced by
their natural environment with an emphasis on family lifestyle. To learn
more, visit

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