With mere hours left in 2013 tragedy struck the migrant village known as the Pigeon Pea destroying a large number of shanty homes, leaving hundreds homeless and a mother and child dead as the New Year rolled in. Volunteer firemen from Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Treasure Cay Fire Crash and Rescue and Bahama Palm Shores Fire Department took part in a six hour fight against an enormous blaze which destroyed the southern portion of the extremely congested community.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis signed a contract worth $1.3 million to repair roads in Central Abaco at his office, Thursday, January 3, 2013. During the contract signing, Deputy Prime Minister Davis explained that in 2012, it was observed that the roads in Central Abaco (in the vicinity of Marsh Harbour, Murphy Town and Dundas Town) had significantly deteriorated over an extended period of time.