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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, 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.

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”.

November, 2014

  • 13 November

    Illegal Building Demolished

    Ministry of Works (MOW) began demolition of a two story home illegal constructed on the edge of the shanty town known as the Mudd on Friday, November 7 after several stop work orders were ignored over the span of a year.

October, 2014

  • 16 October

    Gov’t Targets Nine Homes Constructed Since May Fire

    Eight illegally constructed homes were bulldozed in Sand Banks on October 7. Sand Banks is a shanty town community just south of Treasure Cay. On May 4 of this year a fire destroyed about half of the homes in the community. The actions on October 7 targeted the homes which had been constructed since the fire.

September, 2014

  • 11 September

    Pastors in Haitian Community Partner for Giveaway

    Octvervil Baptiste, in partnership with Pastor Sitoir Pasterrain, Pastor Antoine Joseph, Pastor Lucane and Pastor Olibric held their 2nd Annual Back to School Giveaway on Aug. 31. According to Baptiste, the initiative is accomplished through their A Perfect Heart Foundation.

August, 2014

  • 29 August

    Government Departments Tour Shanty Towns

    The Department of Immigration, along with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF), Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), Ministry of Works (MOW), and the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) went on a tour of the Pigeon Pea and Mudd shanty towns.

March, 2013

  • 15 March

    Haitian Youth Conference encourages youth to live better lives

    The Haitian Youth Conference 2013 was held from Feb. 17-24 nightly at the Friendship Mission Baptist Church L’Amitie in the Peas community under the theme: “Better Decisions Today for a Brighter Future Tomorrow.”

  • 15 March

    Garbage Problems Raising Concerns

    Indiscriminate and illegal dumping are raising concerns with residents at multiple locations including an overflowing bin located between the shanty towns of the Mudd and Pigeon Pea and household garbage dumped in the pine forest just hundreds of feet from the landfill.