NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Government is ready to move ahead this week with the third phase of an operation to demolish structures in an Abaco shantytown, with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister declaring: “Our people are mobilized and ready to do what they need to do.”
“When we finish there, were are going to go in other shantytowns,” said Bannister.
“The second phase was to get in there and demolish the 50 structures that we did. We are going into the third phase this week. Thursday makes 28 days. We couldn’t go into occupied structures until 28 days had passed. We are going into the third phase this week.
“Our people are mobilized and ready to do what they need to do. I have tried not to speak too much on this to protect the dignity of persons involved but at the same time, we are going to uphold the laws of the country.
“I am very concerned about the health impact on our people as a result of what I see out there.”