Monday, November 11, 2019

Bahamian evacuees face eviction from Florida hotel

Consul General in Miami Linda Mackey confirmed families who have been staying in 30 rooms at the Inn Town Suites in Rivera Beach were told they must leave by today.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – More than two months after Hurricane Dorian ripped through the northwest Bahamas, 150 Bahamian evacuees are facing eviction from a South Florida hotel.

Consul General in Miami Linda Mackey confirmed families who have been staying in 30 rooms at the Inn Town Suites in Rivera Beach were told they must leave by today.

“Catholic Charities are assisting with new accommodations,” Mackey said.

“They have provisions for up to three more months.

“It’s been a challenge the past nine weeks with funding for accommodations.”

She also noted Baker’s Bay has ended their assistance with Bahamian evacuees staying at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport as of October 31.  Read more >>