The Bahamas - All Haitian shanty town communities will be demolished, Govt said

The Bahamas government announced it will demolish and destroy all the make shift homes in shanty towns where many Haitians live throughout the country in an attempt to "improve the lives" of these Haitians.

Bahamas Demolishing Shanty Towns where Haitians live
Bahamas Demolishing Shanty Towns where Haitians live

As the the Jamaica Observer reports it, the Bahamas government will remove "shantytowns" where many Haitian migrants live from the landscape of the country.

Haitians are crammed into these shanty town communities and, according to some of the Bahamian blog posts we've read, they are living rent free in these make shift homes.

Hubert Minnis, The Bahamas Prime Minister, said he wants to "improve the lives of all those affected" by forcing these Haitians get out and live in the real world... "live in The Bahamas as one people, with shared values and a shared commitment to a better future for all citizens and residents of The Bahamas."

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made these declarations to a league of Pastors months ago, he said, speaking at a church service Sunday.

"It is unjust and unfair to allow the shantytowns to remain," he said. "It is a moral imperative for the country to remove the shantytowns even as we engage in immigration reform."

It's going to be very tough for Haitians in the Bahamas in the days to come. Many, if not most of them, are living in dire conditions.

What do you think about that?

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Haiti Nouvelles says...

Men Nouvel...

Nan zile Bahamas, gouvenman deside li pwal kraze, demoli tout ti kay nan katye defavorize kote Haitien yo ap viv. Pral gen rèl ka makorèl nan

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