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Get Full Emergency Services On All The Family Islands of The Bahamas.

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Nov 30th, 2016

Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage

Minister of National Security

Churchhill Building

Rawson Square

P.O. Box. N 3217

Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

Good Day Sir,

We the people of Eleuthera are writing this petition in hopes that this island will get the fair & equal treatment it so desperately in needs. For far to long the family islands of the Bahamas have been treated more like Out Islands instead of “Family” Islands. Many of our islands are operating without the necessary basic Emergency Equipment whether it be Fire or Medical. 

Over the last few years money in this country has been spent on consultants for this, that and the next thing. VAT is putting millions into the treasury. Millions are being spent each year on carnival and do we see any results… NO! One of the main objectives of any government is to protect and provide for its citizens unfortunately this is not happening. This includes having the necessary equipment available in the case of any emergency. 

Over the last few years for instance there has been a number of fires in the Northern end of Eleuthera. The fire engine sits at the station unable to move for whatever reason. Most recently we had a fire in the community of Current which claimed the life of a young lady & left three families homeless. A fire truck had to come from over 60 miles away only to find no fire hydrants to pump water this is unbelievable.

For the last several months North nor Central Eleuthera has had a permanent Doctor. The contract for the doctor that was here was not renewed and the doctor that replaced him was only here for a short period. Since then we have been without a doctor and people have had to fly to Nassau for matters which could have been taken care of here if their was a doctor.

The time for talking has ended. This is now the time for action and this is the generation of ACTION. We will not listen to the talk and sit idly by and allow anyone to make us promises anymore. You say you will do this or that? Than prove to us that you are willing to do it. For far to long North Eleuthera especially has been getting left out. I will Stand with the people of Eleuthera and I ask them to stand with me as we stand up for what we deserve. 

I am speaking for Eleuthera because that is where I reside but I am aware that other “Family” Islands in the Bahamas feel and are treated the same. 

 We are hereby asking for:

A Fire Truck in every district on every “Family Island”
Workable Infrastructure such as Fire Hydrants in every community
An Ambulance in every district on every “Family island”
A Doctor in every district on every “Family Island”
Adequate Health Care Facilities in every district on every “Family Island”


Looking forward to your favorable response.


Yours Truly, 
Aldred A. Albury - Community Activist

Ph: (242) 808-2922 | Email:


cc: Hon. C. V. Hope Strachan - Minister Of Local Government

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