As a frequent UK visitor to the island for 25 years, I was very disturbed to learn of the onslaught of Ivan.
Insufficient information relayed by the media did not allow those of us in the UK to appreciate the true extent of the vast devastation. Having now returned to the island and seen the enormous difficulties you encountered I am amazed at what you have been able to do in such a short space of time.
Congratulations to everyone concerned.
When the island is fully restored please take care not to lose its charm and culture by the construction of too many high rise buildings and the arrival of too many cruise ships.
Gill C. Barnes