The government will create relief packages to assist persons whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian, the deputy prime minister has revealed.
KP Turnquest said this will enable persons to rebuild their lives and communities, as he addressed the National Prayer Service on Wednesday, September 18, at St John’s Jubilee Cathedral.
Assistance and incentives will be offered, he added, as he pledged that the government will do its bid.
“Though we as a people, though we as an island may be down on one knee, we’re not out, we’re not finished. We will bounce back, we will rebuild and we will make Grand Bahama, Abaco and The Bahamas great again,” Mr Turnquest said.
“Though we lost much on those fateful days; we’ve lost property, incomes, businesses and, most sadly, loved ones. But I’m here to say that despite all our losses and what it may look like and what it may feel like, God is still in control.”
Mr Turnquest added: “Ladies and gentlemen, we must stand. We must stand for those who are missing. We must stand for those who are confirmed dead. We must stand for those who lost shelter and basic needs. We must stand for those who feel like giving in and throwing in the towel, giving up on Grand Bahama and Abaco. We must stand for our island, neighbours, friends and family in Abaco.”