By Ken Carrol
With the aim to recognize the importance of a global, diverse economy and to encourage community expansion, Cynthia “Mother” Pratt, the Co-Chairperson of the Urban Renewal Commission, visited North Abaco at the end of February, 2016. She was joined by Shemel King, Secretary of the Urban Renewal Center Nassau Office, and Elder Leonard Brenne.
‘Mother’ Pratt, who appeared on BCN in an exclusive interview, indicated that she applauded the Senior Pastor Bishop Brunel Parker and members of his congregation for inviting her to address the 27th Revival Time Pentecostal Church of God’s Annual General Convention in Coopers Town under the theme “Rejoicing In The Midst Of Your Suffering” on Friday, February 26.
On Saturday, February 27, ‘Mother’ Pratt toured the Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center where she spoke with the staff. She indicated that she was pleased in the work being done to build the community in North Abaco. She was confident that the collaboration between Urban Renewal, other government agencies, civic organizations and religious outreaches would benefit the North.
According to Bishop Carroll, Center Manager of the Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center, since Urban Renewal’s commencement he has seen major changes in each community and he applauded those who came on board.
‘Mother’ Pratt was able to speak to several governmental officials, as well as civic leaders pertaining to the objectives of Urban Renewal 2.0 program, giving a brief overview of its mandate and purpose. Its initiatives, which include working with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and other government agencies to tackle crime and socially deviant behavior, were well received by those in attendance.