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July, 2018

  • 11 July

    Lack of Available Rental Properties Stymies Government’s Shanty Town Plan

    Government acknowledges complications due to lack of available rental properties in Abaco as the Shanty Town Action Task Force (SATF) completed assessments on June 30, 2018. Labour Minister Dion Foulkes has admitted that there could be some challenges ahead for the plan if suitable housing could not be identified. He …

June, 2018

  • 1 June

    Deadline Looms for Shanty Town Demolitions

    As the deadline for residents of shanty towns in the country to move draws near the Bahamas Government seeks to assist those who will be left homeless. Labour Minister and head of the Shanty Town Action Task Force, Dion Foulkes said the government has conducted a study on affordable housing …

February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Over Fifty Homes Destroyed as Congestion and High Winds Stoke Early Morning Blaze

    Fifty-five homes were destroyed in an early morning blaze in the shantytown known as The Mudd on Sunday, January 28, 2018 leaving over 150 people without a home. According to Chief Superintendent Kevin Mortimer, officer in charge of the Abaco district, the Police were notified of a fire around 6:15am …

June, 2017

  • 14 June

    Illegal Home Demolished; Concern That the Area is a Health and Fire Hazard

    The Administrator’s Office, in a joint effort with the Department of Immigration, The Royal Bahamas Defense Force and Royal Bahamas Police Force, enforced the demolition of an illegal structure in the shanty town community known as the Mudd on June 5, 2017.

October, 2016

  • 20 October

    Remains of a Child Found after House Fire in The Mudd

    Police in Abaco are investigating a house fire and the discovery of the charred remains of a young child.

September, 2016

  • 2 September

    Successful Coaches Return to Abaco to Host Basketball Mini-Camp

    Many young men from Central Abaco gathered at the Ocean View Park in Dundas Town in the afternoon of August 22 to attend a two-hour mini basketball camp. The coaches were two former residents of Abaco, Leslie Jeanville, “Coach Muggsy,” who grew up on the Treasure Cay Farm and his …

July, 2016

  • 14 July

    Concern Arises Over Location of Dumpsters in Mudd Community

    Plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from two burning dumpsters in the community of the Mudd last week. According to former resident Frankie Fleuridor, this has been happening over the past 14 months and the major concern is that it poses a health hazard for residents particularly children. He …

February, 2016

  • 11 February

    Heads of Government Depts. Meet for Shanty Town Walkthrough

    On Thursday, February 4 the Senior Island Administrator Charles Moss assembled heads of government departments including the Police and Defence Force for a walk through and familiarization of the shanty town communities known as the Mudd and Pigeon Pea.

April, 2015

  • 2 April

    Man Arrested for Assisting in Illegal Landing

    A 52 year-old male resident of the shanty town known as the Mudd was arrested on March 21 for assisting in the illegal landing of sixty-one illegal immigrants on Saturday shortly after 2:00 am.

February, 2015

  • 26 February

    Mitchell Meets Gov’t Agencies Ahead of Immigration Measures

    Fred Mitchell, Minister of Immigration and Foreign Affairs, held staging meetings with multiple agencies ahead of intensive immigration checks set for Abaco possibly “within the next 42 days”.