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 …
On Abaco, and throughout The Bahamas, the poorer sections are often overcrowded with poor planning and limited zoning oversight from the government. These “shanty towns” develop and grow organically as necessary to accommodate the poor folks who live here. One such community is called Pigeon Pea, which burned and consumed many homes on December 31, 2013; two souls were lost in this fire.
In recent weeks numerous signs have popped up throughout Marsh Harbour, most notably at the traffic light, advertising a night club located in the Haitian Shanty Town known as the Mudd which has caused a stir among residents.
After a New Years’ fire in the shanty town known as the Pigeon Peas destroyed over 70 homes a former resident comes to their aid bringing relief to victims with the assistance of community members and churches.