<<< Branville McCartney
Nassau, Bahamas — Three (3) years ago, MP Branville McCartney started the Bamboo Town Thy Brother’s Keeper Program in the Bamboo Town Constituency. The program was specifically intended to assist those persons in the Community who were less fortunate by providing food items and clothing. To date, the program caters to approximately 75 families in and outside the Bamboo Town Constituency.
On the 3rd July 2010, MP McCartney took the Bamboo Town Thy Brother’s Keeper Program to the Nassau Dump, where on any given day there are 70 to 100 persons in search of food. A hot home cooked breakfast was provided for persons on the dump and care packages were given.
McCartney, who stated that far too often, we sweep issue of this nature under the carpet, but the reality is that there are pockets of extreme poverty in the Bahamas. The MP stated that we seem to be rapidly becoming a country of “haves” and “have nots”! Although the MP admits that there is no quick fix to this concern, what he wanted to accomplish was to ensure that he and the members of the program did their part, “albiet very small, to relieve some of those persons’ aching stomachs and put a smile on their faces, if only just for one day”!
Branville McCartney the great humanitarian admonishes residents across the country to help our brothers and sisters.