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Arawak Cay Vendors: It’s Been Going On For Too Long

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Arawak Cay vendors are eager to see what will come out of the government’s plans to address sewer and waste issues.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Arawak Cay vendors are eager to see what will come out of the government’s plans to address sewer and waste issues that they say torment them daily.

On Monday, the ministries of agriculture and works announced there would be sewer and pipeline upgrades for Arawak Cay, which is home to dozens of restaurants that make up the fish fry.

The project, which will cost roughly $130,000, will see the water and sewerage corporation replace approximately 550 feet of existing eight-inch pipes with larger 10-inch pipes tied to the sewer system. 

On Tuesday, vendors told us they’re grateful that something is finally being done.

Dwight Armbrister owner of D Waters Cafe says his business has suffered due to the pungent odor that often plagues the area.

As our team canvased the area we were greeted with the strong smell of waste.

One stall owner who wished not to be filmed says this issue forced her to close her business early some days.

Now we reached out to the president of the Arawak Cay conch, Fish and Food Vendors Association Rodney Russell to get his take on the issue. But he said he had nothing to say because according to him government had not reached out to the association. 

Russell’s Deputy Lillian Smith is calling on officials to meet with vendors and clarify what they intend to do.

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