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Govt contractor building lavish homes in Abaco while residents live in domes

A New Providence-based contractor engaged by the Minnis Administration after Hurricane Dorian is building six-figure lavish homes in Central Pines, Abaco with donated funds while Dorian survivors are still suffering in domes and trailers.

The Gallery explored the spacious homes being built across from the community’s primary school by contractor Kirk Thompson.

One of them cost $175,000 to build while another cost $300,000.

Our investigations reveal the homes feature oversized rooms with wide closets and big bathrooms outfitted with oversized tubs.

Instead of conservatively using those funds to build several affordable homes for the thousands of families that were displaced after the monster storm in 2019, the contractor is wasting all of the funds allocated for the project on lavish homes that will only benefit a handful of residents.

What will happen to the other families that have lived in dire conditions for the last two years?

Is it about making money for the contractor or helping families in need?

Two years after Dorian, nearly 40 families are still living in tiny, moldy domes in a community nicknamed “Bikini Bottom”. Other families, whose homes were leveled by the category five hurricane, are living in domes and trailers on their properties.

Government employees who returned home after the storm are living in a trailer park next to the Government Complex in Marsh Harbour.

It’s not hard to see why the FNM lost both Abaco seats in the September 16 General Election.

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