Grand Bahama and Abaco are now experiencing the tragic effects of Tropical Storm Nicole. We have already seen widespread flooding and property damage throughout Abaco and Grand Bahama.
My Constituents and all residents and businesses most certainly have experienced a setback in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Dorian. The Special Economic Recovery Zone was specifically set up for recovery after natural disasters. We are in the middle of another natural disaster.
The Government must now act to bring relief for those affected and one very simple yet very effective way would be to extend the SERZ Order to ensure any setback that Nicole may have brought can be dealt with. The necessary tools are all in place through the FNM Administration’s creation of the Special Economic Recovery Act.
We ask the Government to move urgently to bring immediate relief and this can start with extending the SERZ Order.
Member of Parliament East Grand Bahama Shadow Minister for Finance
9TH November 2022