#Freeport, Grand Bahamas, The Bahamas – March 18, 2020 — The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is acutely aware of ramifications of COVID-19 pandemic. We have been working diligently over the past few weeks with relevant governmental agencies and key stakeholders to put into place a coordinated and robust plan.
Karla McIntosh, Port Group Ltd. General Legal Counsel, said, “We cannot diminish the potential impact not only to health, but to our economy, as the world grapples with the Coronavirus pandemic.”
“Understanding our role of City regulator,” continued Ms. Mcintosh, “we have an obligation to make decisions in the best interest of our residents. As a matter of priority, we have worked together with the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) to temporarily suspend the Storm Recovery and Stabilization Charge.”
We commend GBPC for their responsible corporate citizenry in collaborating with GBPA on the delaying of this charge, and their civic-mindedness with regard to the changing needs of our community. The charge, originally slated to become effective April 1, will be delayed until further notice.
Residents are encouraged to follow guidelines set out by the World Health Organization to minimize the spread of COVID-19 including frequent and effective hand-washing, maintaining a minimum 6-foot distance from others, staying home if you are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces daily. Please stay tuned to our social media platforms for updates.
GBPA & GBPC PRESS RELEASE