A Cabinet minister has told international travellers that “the best thing they can do right now” to help The Bahamas is visit the islands that were not devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, signalled that this nation and its major industry remain open for business given that the Category Five storm ravaged just two of its 16 commonly-visited islands.
“Maintaining a robust tourism industry will be vital in helping the country to recover and rebuild,” said Mr D’Aguilar. “We are grateful for the outpouring of support and love for our islands, and we would like everyone to know that the best thing they can do for us right now is visit Nassau, Paradise Island, and the Out Islands. Our beautiful island nation is ready to welcome you.”
The 14 islands unaffected by Dorian include New Providence and Paradise Island, the Exumas, Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bimini, Berry Islands, Inagua, Andros, Cat Island, Long Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Acklins and Crooked Island, and Mayaguana.