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News Report: Private sector welcomes new reopening date

From EyeWitness News August 25th, 2020

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Private sector representatives yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ announcement that many businesses on New Providence will be able to resume normal activity on August 31.

Jeffrey Beckles, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Confederation’s chief executive described the news as “much more encouraging and positive” for the business community.

“This is much more positive and encouraging for the business community across the board here in Nassau and across the country. It speaks to the fact that the Chamber continues to work to ensure that the cries of the private sector are heard. We heard a lot of that in the Prime Minister’s address. The wider public is happy I’m sure but the business community is very happy that we can almost get back to full operating mode.”

He added, “Our thrust has always been to see businesses get back up and running and getting people back to work in a safe environment. It is important for us to continue to work together on the enforcement of protocols. That will determine whether we remain open with fewer restrictions.”

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