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Works Minister: We Ain’t Come To Play

ABACO, BAHAMAS – As government aggressively moves to eradicate unregulated communities, Works and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting told Abaconians he’s received calls from people hoping the government would turn a blind eye to those living in shantytowns.

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ABACO, BAHAMAS – As government aggressively moves to eradicate unregulated communities, Works and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting told Abaconians he’s received calls from people hoping the government would turn a blind eye to those living in shantytowns.

The revelation came at a town hall meeting in Abaco Thursday evening.

Sweeting anticipates getting the same response as the task force moves into Abaco.

The government moved aggressively to demolish shantytowns in New Providence, but not without pushback.

An assessment has revealed 239 illegal structures were identified in the Gaza and Gully shantytowns in Abaco without approval.

The plan is to demolish ten structures and according to Sweeting, four generators were confiscated due to environmental and fire concerns.

Like the irregular communities in New Providence, residents were given 28 days to remove the structures and leave the premises or face eviction.

It was then time to hear from Abaconians who say they’ve been plagued with this issue for decades.

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