May 5, 2014
The scene of devastation at Sand Banks, Abaco.
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ILLEGAL immigrants displaced after an Abaco shanty town fire destroyed their homes last week should be relocated to the Carmichael Road Detention Centre and nowhere else, Opposition Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Hubert Chipman suggested yesterday.
THE government is seeking to relocate more than 150 people displaced after a fire devastated an Abaco shanty town last week.
THE 23-year-old Abaco man charged in connection with the latest shanty town blaze was remanded to Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre yesterday. Joel Josue of Sand Bank, Treasure Cay, was arraigned before Magistrate Evans in Marsh Harbour Magistrate’s Court with damaging and endangering property by the wilful and negligent use of fire.
POLICE expect to provide an answer today on whether or not criminal charges will be filed in connection with Sunday’s devastating fire that destroyed more than 70 homes in a shanty town in Abaco.
A 23-year-old man, assisting police with their investigations into the fire that destroyed more than 70 shanty town homes in Abaco on Sunday, has a history of mental problems and was recently seen running naked in the area, residents claimed yesterday.
RESIDENTS jumped from burning homes into a nearby creek to escape the flames that devastated an Abaco shanty town early yesterday morning. More than 70 homes were wiped out in the blaze that consumed the Sand Banks area, although no one is thought to have been injured in the fire, which police believe was arson.