Haiti - FLASH : The Bahamas want to demolish all the shantytowns of the archipelago
Recall that the 2018 ordinance was issued by Supreme Court Judge Cheryl Grant-Thompson after the Government gave slum dwellers on New Providence Island until August 10, 2018 to vacate the premises before demolition. It should be noted that the Bahamas Supreme Court declined to rule and postponed this case on several occasions.
Note that this is the second time the Prime Minister has addressed the legislature to tackle the problem of slum clearance in the Bahamas. On 2 October, Minnis announced that the Attorney General, Carl Bethel, had been instructed to take legal measures to acquire private land where cottages were built without authorization.
For their part, human rights activists in the Bahamas denounce the government's intention, saying the government can not use Hurricane Dorian as a pretext to suppress the rights of people to migrants who once inhabited these houses not regulated.
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