‘Minding Your Business’ is a new program on Radio Abaco that is designed to assist the Abaco business community. It is being sponsored by the Abaco Chamber of Commerce and the first discussion took place on July 12, 2016. This first program explained the problems at our port that may be reasons why International Maritime Organization is to conduct a certification inspection which could close the port to international shipping.
The cost of living would go up dramatically if all our freight has to go through Nassau before coming here. The Chamber is assisting with improving the situation before an inspection next month by the International Maritime Organization. The problems existing include not enough security, problems with the sewer system and plumbing and unsatisfactory storage for Customs’ records.
Chamber President Vado Bootle Sr. has been active in organizing assistance to improve the situation.
‘Minding Your Business’ will be a bi-weekly program that will discuss various problems that the business community faces. It will encourage listeners to call in with the questions and input. The next ‘Minding Your Business’ will be on July 26 at 7:30 am.