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Both the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and Free National Movement (FNM) governments bear collective responsibility for the proliferation of shanty towns throughout the country, according to the head of a local human rights group.
Elsworth Johnson, president of the Bahamas Human Rights Network (BHRN), said the Department of Environmental Health and the Ministry of Works have failed in their dutie...
Tucked in between legitimate thriving communities on New Providence and elsewhere in The Bahamas is a growing threat to the Bahamian way of life.
Over the last few decades they have developed in plain sight with many hundreds of occupants who reside illegally and for the most part without any sustained crackdown from authorities.
They have developed their own commercial operations, have little to ...
As we have repeatedly pointed out, shanty towns are a major problem in The Bahamas.
In 2009, then Minister of State for Immigration Branville McCartney said that 37 shanty towns had been identified in New Providence alone.
The government has commissioned various studies on the shanty town problem.
The most recent report on shanty towns obtained by The Nassau Guardian was completed a few weeks ago ...
Some have opined that the gold rush administration (PLP), led by Perry Christie, has failed the people of The Bahamas. I beg to differ. I confess that I have many problems with the lackadaisical leadership style of the PM but, on balance, the PLP has performed as best as it was able to in the particular circumstances which it met in place in May 2012.
The FNM, then led by Hubert Ing...
The Bahamas - Concerns about timely garbage collection throughout the country
and reporting environmental concerns has prompted the Bahamas Government to
establish a Department of Environmental Health Services Help Desk for the
public at large.
the beginning of my term as Minister of the Environment and Housing, I
expressed my intention to create a 'Help Desk' within the Department of...
I would like to once again thank the constituents of Killarney for re-electing me on May 7th, 2012 to return as your representative in parliament.
As you are no doubt aware, my role now includes not just that of your M. P, but I am also The new Leader of The Free National Movement Party. Both responsibilities are equality important to me and to the nation. I will continue to give you the rep...
Even if he's starving, A. Loftus Roker wants his freedom.And so, when he attended the December 1972 Constitutional Conference in London, he was determined to stay into the new year, spending Christmas away from home, if necessary.He was not returning to Nassau without the very thing the delegation had gone for -- independence.
I love Christmas for all of the traditional reasons. However, I also love the fact that the garbage collection folks came twice this week, Water and Sewerage delivered a full case of filters and the paper delivery lady came early, etc.
Oh how I love Christmas!
- Charles W.B. Farrington
Prime Minister Christie announced today that due to Hurricane Sandy all government schools and offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday.