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News Report - Chamber: Businesses express concern about lockdown

From The Nassau Guardian August 5th, 2020

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) yesterday called for more clarification from the competent authority on just how far reaching the two-week lockdown announced on Monday would be in the business community.

The Chamber stated that in addition to requesting clarification, it has also submitted recommendations to the competent authority on ways to sustain the economy while ensuring the health and safety of Bahamians and residents.

BCCEC Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Beckles said if he had to sum it up in one word, the sentiment throughout the business community is concern, however he noted that the competent authority has been very responsive to hearing the concerns of businesses and providing the clarity needed.

“We shared our request for clarity and it’s gone well so far. Needless to say, nobody wants to be here, right? But it is what it is and we have to do our part to work with our stakeholders and work with the government to see a clear path going forward,” h