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Former PM: We Were On The Right Path

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The former Minnis administration had set a mandate to tackle shantytowns. But, a court order put a stop to those plans.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Shantytowns have long been a vexing issue in the country. The former Minnis administration had set a mandate to tackle the issue. But, a court order quickly put a stop to those plans. In this exclusive report, former Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis opens up about his administration’s efforts to deal with the illegal communities.

Former Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, telling me he believes his administration was on the right track of tackling the long-standing issue.

When it comes  to The Mudd and other irregular communities, he says a number of them had been fenced off. 

In 2021, when the FNM was still in office, Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson ordered the government to “cease and desist”  demolitions in shantytowns on Abaco and ruled that the government must get approval from the court to continue demolition.

While they never got around to completing their plan, Dr. Minnis says other family islands were next on the agenda.

Finally, the former prime minister says the plan was to take the burden off of the Bahamian population through several new measures.

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