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4,000 approved for funding from DRA
4,000 approved for funding from DRA

July 06, 2021

NEARLY 4,000 approved homeowners on Grand Bahama and Abaco have been assessed and funded through the Disaster Reconstruction Authority's Small Home Repair Programme.

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Skin care tips for newborns
Skin care tips for newborns

July 06, 2021

I can't tell you how many times I've seen parents take their perfect little newborn home from the hospital then call or come in a week later near tears over the fact that their baby's skin is...well...less than perfect. Newborn skin is very thin and fragile and needs time to get adjusted to the new environment outside of the womb. As a result, newborns are prone to skin ailments literally from head to toe. From cradle cap in the north to diaper rash in the south, these skin conditions, while common, can be very distressing for parents. Here are some tips for taking care of your baby’s skin.

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Shanty residents: 'We'll stop new construction'
Shanty residents: 'We'll stop new construction'

June 11, 2021

RELIEVED residents of an Abaco shanty town have vowed not to let outsiders construct new structures in The Farm following this week's favourable Supreme Court judgement.

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'HOUSING PLAN JUST ISN'T FAIR': Turnquest's challenge to PM's pet project on affordable homes
'HOUSING PLAN JUST ISN'T FAIR': Turnquest's challenge to PM's pet project on affordable homes

June 11, 2021

FORMER Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest has criticised Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis' housing programme for western New Providence, calling the legislation to facilitate it "inherently discriminatory" and open to a court challenge.

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Second phase of Sweeting's Cay repairs underway

June 08, 2021

PHASE Two of the Sweeting's Cay Home Repair Project is underway to repair 14 homes damaged during Hurricane Dorian two years ago.

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1,053 repatriated since July 2020, says Henfield
1,053 repatriated since July 2020, says Henfield

June 08, 2021

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Darren Henfield said the consular division of his ministry helped the Department of Immigration repatriate 1,053 foreigners to their homelands between July 2020 and May 2021.

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Work to start on Abaco model homes
Work to start on Abaco model homes

June 08, 2021

NEARLY two years after Hurricane Dorian, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield said yesterday that construction will begin on five model homes in Abaco donated by the Bakers Bay group within the next three weeks.

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CEASE AND DESIST: Judge delivers damning ruling on govt's shanty town demolition actions
CEASE AND DESIST: Judge delivers damning ruling on govt's shanty town demolition actions

June 08, 2021

THE government was banned yesterday from further demolishing shanty town structures across Abaco after a Supreme Court judge rejected its bid to have the island's shanty towns removed as beneficiaries of a standing injunction centred on demolition of unregulated communities.

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Summer safety tips that can be used all year long

June 08, 2021

If you ask the average person what summer means to them, they'll tell you about sunny weather, lazy days at the beach, and vacations with the family.

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Judge rules govt must get court approval to demolish Abaco shantytowns
Judge rules govt must get court approval to demolish Abaco shantytowns

June 07, 2021

Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson has denied an application brought by Fred Smith, QC, to vary an injunction to cover all shantytowns across The Bahamas.

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Moultrie: Shanty demolitions right - let's do some in Nassau Village
Moultrie: Shanty demolitions right - let's do some in Nassau Village

June 03, 2021

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie has fully endorsed the government's demolition programme of houses in Abaco shanty towns and called on Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister to assist him with a similar exercise in Nassau Village.

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'2.5m benefit' for residents in economic zones
'2.5m benefit' for residents in economic zones

June 03, 2021

RESIDENTS and businesses in inner-city economic empowerment zones on New Providence accessed about $2.5m in tax concessions up to November 2020, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said during debate on the budget in the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Rahming praises 2m for Pinewood flooding
Rahming praises 2m for Pinewood flooding

June 03, 2021

PINEWOOD MP Reuben Rahming yesterday championed the Minnis administration for allocating $2m to address the constituency's long standing flooding woes.

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Johnson comments on shanty residents 'intolerable'
Johnson comments on shanty residents 'intolerable'

June 02, 2021

HUMAN Rights Bahamas has criticised what it called "intolerant comments" from Immigration Minister Elsworth Johnson regarding residents of shanty towns.

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23 more homes to be demolished
23 more homes to be demolished

June 02, 2021

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister said his ministry spearheaded the demolition of 23 illegal structures in The Farm shanty town in Abaco last week, with some 20 more structures targeted for demolition this week.

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Abaco residents speak of fears after demolitions
Abaco residents speak of fears after demolitions

May 31, 2021

ABACO resident Gerald François said he was distraught when he heard his home in The Farm had been destroyed as part of the government’s ongoing efforts to eliminate shanty towns on the island.

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Ministry posts notices on homes

May 26, 2021

THE Ministry of Works recently posted contravention notices on 28 shanty town structures in New Providence and is in the process of demolishing them, according to a top official.

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New homes handed over to Sweeting's Cay residents
New homes handed over to Sweeting's Cay residents

May 26, 2021

NINE newly-built homes were turned over to residents in Sweeting's Cay during a key handover ceremony last week.

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Some shanty town homes in judicial review 39not constructed in compliance with the law39
Some shanty town homes in judicial review 39not constructed in compliance with the law39

May 21, 2021

SEVERAL of the homes occupied by the shanty town residents involved in a judicial review centred on the demolition of their communities were not constructed in compliance with the law and do not meet the standards outlined in the Building Regulations Act, according to Crown Attorney Kayla Green-Smith.

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Demolitions 'with decency' - but Bannister says it's not up to him to take care of displaced residents
Demolitions 'with decency' - but Bannister says it's not up to him to take care of displaced residents

May 19, 2021

WORKS Minister Desmond Bannister has stressed the demolition of homes in the Farm shanty town in Abaco will be done with decency but said it is not his responsibility to take care of residents displaced by the destruction of their houses.

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