A assessment delegation of government officials, headed by acting Prime Minister, the Hon. Chester Cooper, visited Mayaguana after the passing of Hurricane Fiona.
While on the ground Mr. Cooper addressed some of the residents on the island. He said, “I am here today to demonstrate, on behalf of Prime Minister Davis who is out of the country, our government’s commitment to all of the people across the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.” Cooper went on saying, “Mayaguana can be the shipping hub for the southern Bahamas. we can take advantage of the deep water and the shipping lanes and the strategic location between Europe and the rest of the Latin American Caribbean region.”
Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, the Hon. Clay Sweeting was a part of the delegation and spoke about to improve the mailboat service to the island. He said, “we’re assessing nationwide on how we can better connect our people. We understand that being an island nation sometimes the connectivity remains a challenge and we’re not blind to the fact that this has been this way for sometime.”
In a precautionary measure before Hurricane Fiona, eleven vulnerable residents of Mayaguana were flown to Exuma. One of which was Francis McPhee who said, “all of us had blood work, I say get our medication free. Who had appointment Nassau to go, they don’t have to go no more. They take them to the mini hospital and get all the test they need.
Mayaguana officials confirmed that government services on the island have returned to normal.