The Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation in Nassau, The Bahamas, experienced a devastating fire on Friday, 9th December, 2011. The Museum had just received news that they were awarded a major grant for renewing exhibitions and the area around the museum that includes the Straw Market was being completely renewed in a civic development project. The loss included the historic Vendue House.The Prime Minister has announced that the museum will be rebuilt and we certainly hope that will be the case. The Antiquities, Museums and Monuements Corporation of which Pompey was a part was looking forward to a brighter future.
Wee deeply the mourn this invaluable loss and hope that conviction and human will help the museum rebuild itself from the ashes. Follow the link for the coverage.