I love the way politicians think they can just 'evacuate' people who have lived in an area for generations.
Is this just because they are poorer than most? .....
It was just one report, so I don't know it's true, but it's not an awful idea. Unless Abaco can justify the economic cost of rebuilding, just to be blown down again, it probably shouldn't be rebuilt.
The Bahamas have always short changed the out islands. I imagine there is some greed involved, but suspect it's simply because there isn't enough to go around 70+ islands in such an inefficient manner. Where do the estimated billions they say it will cost to rebuild just Abaco come from?
I suppose, if one wanted to stay, without the government rebuilding roads, power, water, schools, etc, they could or should. Or they could rebuild on their own. It would set them back in their standard of living by about 200 years.
Things change, we can't keep everything the way we found it in our short time on the planet. Abaco was not originally inhabited by it's current population, nor any of it's ancestors. Everything changes.