After several years of laying at the bottom of Whale Cay channel the barge “Bahama Pride” is being salvaged and is expected to be completely removed before the end of the month.
During the Hope Town District Council meeting on October 19, issues with garbage collection were discussed and plans totaling over $14 million were passed as they dealt with a variety of matters for the district. Nicholas Sands, the contractor responsible for residential garbage collection in Great Guana Cay expressed concerns at not being able to collect payments from vacation rental home owners.
The Hope Town District Council met on Saturday, August 31 to tackle the business of the communities of Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town including the final plans for a community library and concerns over the transportation of waste to the mainland. Members of the Council expressed consternation at holding the meeting on a Saturday which the Chief Councillor, Jeremy Sweeting, explained was out of his control stating that his employer had decided to not allow him to have time off for Council meetings.