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Shanty town notices being handed out recently. Photo: Terrel W. Carey/Tribune Staff

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Families beg court ‘Save our homes’

SHANTY town residents have filed a suit against the government over its plan to eradicate “unregulated” communities and have asked the Supreme Court for an injunction to block looming evictions or any form of interference until their case is heard in court.

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Halt the bulldozers

HUMAN rights attorney Fred Smith, QC, has asked Attorney General Carl Bethel and other government officials to agree in writing that they will not evict shanty town residents or bulldoze their homes until a looming class-action lawsuit is heard in court.

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Bethel doubts success of shanty town lawsuits

An impending class action suit by attorney Fred Smith, QC, to block shanty town evictions could face serious challenges, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday, as he suggested the government was more concerned about curing the country of these

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INSIGHT: I’m tipping my hat to shanty town demolitions - so should we all

AS we enter the final week of July, we are rapidly approaching the deadline for all shanty town residents to evacuate these communities. The government’s extension from the original date of July 31 to August 10 has given these residents some extra time to pack their belongings and secure new accommodations.

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'Eradicating shanty towns will be a painful process'

WHILE insisting shanty towns have been allowed to exist for too long, Anglican Archdeacon James Palacious said the process toward full eradication of these illegal communities will be a “painful” one.Speaking to reporters yesterday, he conceded many

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'Seamless' move out of shanty towns expected

AS he defended the government’s plan to fully eradicate shanty towns in the country, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes said despite a new deadline for evictions in New Providence he is confident residents living in unregulated communities will experience

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'Clearing shanty towns will help Haitians to integrate'

FORMER Agriculture Minister Tennyson Wells yesterday expressed support for the government’s shanty town clearing exercise, telling The Tribune he feels it will engender increased integration of the Haitian community.Mr Wells said he felt that individ

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Many shanty town residents not ready to vacate homes

DESPITE an extension to the government's eviction deadline for shanty town residents in New Providence, many of them yesterday said they are still not in a position to vacate their homes and adhere to the deadline.


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