BCCEC awaits end of emergency orders – Eye Witness News
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Private sector companies are eagerly awaiting full recovery and business operational capability, according to Khrystle Rutherford-Ferguson, chairperson of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers (BCCEC).
Following Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ speech on Monday evening, in which he announced that emergency orders would end by November, Rutherford-Ferguson said: “My members would like to operate their businesses without restrictions, however. , we recognize this recent increase in new COVID- 19 cases, which need to be brought under control.
“We further recognize that the current restrictions call for a balance between protecting health, safety and livelihoods while allowing trade.”
She added: “Without a doubt, we look forward to the full recovery and operational capability of the companies as they navigate the most recently announced temporary restrictions.”
Minnis announced Monday evening that the government would seek a final three-month emergency order extension, after which the Bahamas would come under a new legislative regime through the Public Health Preparedness and Management Bill.