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Ministry of Works (MOW) began demolition of a two story home illegal constructed on the edge of the shanty town known as the Mudd on Friday, November 7 after several stop work orders were ignored over the span of a year.

Illegal Building Demolished

Above: an illegally constructed home was demolished on Nov 7 after a year of ignored Stop-Work orders.
Above: an illegally constructed home was demolished on Nov 7 after a year of ignored Stop-Work orders.

Ministry of Works (MOW) began demolition of a two story home illegal constructed on the edge of the shanty town known as the Mudd on Friday, November 7 after several stop work orders were ignored over the span of a year.

A large crowd of residents from the Mudd and nearby Pigeon Pea shanty towns gathered to witness the event, but no incidents occurred.

According to the MOW Area Engineer, William Krezel, the builder of the structure had been given several notifications over the last year in the form of ‘stop work orders’ which the Ministry of Works issued; however, construction continued despite the warnings.

A D8 was on loan to the Ministry to assist in demolishing the structure but left before the demolition was completed. Demolition was scheduled to resume on November 12 and may include several more illegal structures built in the Mudd.

Officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Defence Force were on hand, as well as several officers from the Department of Immigration, Department of Environmental Health Services and the Ministry of Housing.

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Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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