Bahamas’ Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced the extension of an Exigency order, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, that slammed into sections of the island chain on September 1.
According to Minnis, the order has been extended to December 31. The order allows for individuals directly impacted by the hurricane to import approved goods, duty-free and VAT (Value added tax) -free, and applies to areas impacted by the storm, including Abaco and the Abaco Cays, Grand Bahama, Sweetings Cay, Deep Water Cay and Water Cay.
VAT on fuel for generators will also be waived for areas still without electricity.
Minnis said this is yet another step taken by the Government to stimulate economic recovery on the islands of Grand Bahama, Abaco and the Cays, and to encourage residents to return home to begin the rebuilding process in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.