Sunday, January 6, 2019

BHCA Formed to Assist People in Need, Clean up Community

Volunteers with the Bahamas Haitian Community Association. Photo: Emmanuel Fernander

By Canishka Alexander

After the last fire ravaged the Mudd, it prompted Emmanuel Fernander to start thinking about the future needs of the Haitian community.

The fire took place in the early morning hours of Jan 28, 2018.

“I started thinking and talking to some friends to see how we could come together and do things for ourselves and better ourselves in a way where we could help each other,” Fernander explained.

Fortunately, there were like-minded people who agreed with him, so the first meeting for the Bahamas Haitian Community Association (BHCA) was held a few weeks later on Feb. 11.

Fernander said that BHCA was established because of people like him who have given a lot of thought about the Haitian situation particularly on Abaco. Unfortunately, he said many people before him have tried to make a difference only to reach so far and stop for various reasons.  Read more >>