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.