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Second Mudd Fire Displaces Over Ninety People

Just over a month after a fire razed about 50 homes in the shantytown known as The Mudd another fire broke out early Sunday, March 4, destroying more than 30 structures, and displacing over 90 people. The fire, which is said to have started around 1:30 a.m., blazed for almost …

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BPL Equipment Fails at Wilson City

Equipment failures at the Wilson City Power Station (WCPS) lead to two significantly impactful island-wide power outages, frustrating consumers and leading Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to hold a town meeting to address the issues with residents. On Friday, February 17 at 8 am the first and longest power interruption …

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Power Crisis Frustrates Residents and Guests

In the wake of extensive power outages were extensive impacts to businesses across the island, including the island’s number one industry, leaving business owners and residents concerned for the upcoming ‘busy season.’ On Friday, February 17 a pump for the cooling system at Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Wilson City …

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HTDC Honours Councilor During Budget Meeting

The Hope Town District Council focused on settling the new budget request, which will be considered for the next budget year 2018/2019 to cover Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Elbow Cay, when Parliament meats to vote on the budget. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting took time at the beginning of the …

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Guana Cay and Hope Town Residents Voice Concerns to Council

The Hope Town District Council conducted several town meetings over a few days, on February 2 and 6. 2018, including Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town where they sought to inform and listen to their constituents on matters concerning them. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, speaking for the council, updated …

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Works Minister Emphasizes Action in Shanty Town Communities

Minister of Works, Desmond Bannister, visited the fire ravaged area of the shanty town known as the Mudd on February 8, 2018 to assess the damage and also to view the many issues which exists there, and promising action as early as this week. An early morning fire on January …

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DPM Visits Hope Town District Council

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest, along with Minister of Transport and Local Government, Frankie Campbell and Central / South Abaco Member of Parliament James Albury met with members of the Hope Town District Council to discuss issues and to strengthen collaboration between Central and Local …

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Design Work Mostly Completed for Infrastructure Improvements in Elbow Cay and Marsh Harbour; Budget Concerns and Timing Hamper Progress

Minister of Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, visited Abaco on February 8 and 9 to review infrastructural concerns with a view to soon address major roadworks on Elbow Cay and the mainland. Mr. Bannister said he looked at two very serious situations; the Stink Pond area of S. C. Bootle …

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Guana Hosts District Council

In its continuing effort to better represent the three settlements in its district, the Hope Town District Council conducted its routine, monthly meeting on Guana Cay (as opposed to Elbow Cay where the majority are held) on January 18, 2018. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting noted that slightly more than $760,000 …

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PM Vows No More “Band-Aid” Solutions to Shantytown Problems

After conducting a walking tour of the fire that destroyed over 50 homes and displaced about 170 people in the shanty town known as the Mudd, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said that the government would not continue to use “band-aid” solutions but seek to “solve the problem.” After touring …

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