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.
According to North Abaco Member of Parliament Renardo Curry, Abaco has a number of ongoing, and soon to be completed infrastructure projects that will enhance Abaco and provide employment in the near future.
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.
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.