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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 …

  • 1 June

    From the Editor’s Desk: Affordable Housing

    The Prime Minister was recently on island touring locations for potential low-cost housing sites. These subdivisions, according to the PM, will be cleared and provided for low cost. The Affordable Homes Bill, passed in the House of Assembly on May 8, certainly helps create opportunities for anyone seeking to build …

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.

December, 2014

  • 11 December

    North Abaco MP Highlights Projects

    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.

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.

January, 2014

  • 3 January

    Massive Fire in Pigeon Pea, Two Dead

    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.