Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Craft Corner, notes from Exigency meeting & more - Terneille Burrows Independent Candidate, Elizabeth

Our Chess Classes continue this Saturday, and throughout November at Thelma Gibson Primary, Elizabeth Estates, 10:30 am. This week, we will be hosting a Craft Corner simultaneously. Choose your activity and join us for a bit of fun! 

All ages are welcome.

Exigency Orders Town Hall Meeting Notes
On October 13th you should have received an email from me entitled: "Household items and vehicle exemption forms". Attached to this email are exigency orders procedures and you can access audio files going over how each form should be completed HERE.

Additional notes:
  • Persons returning to the Bahamas from abroad with goods valuing $3,000 or under:
    • Imports at the dock - no prior approval from NEMA is needed to clear the goods under the exigency order 
    • Baggage goods arriving with you that are valued under  $3,000 requires no prior approval from NEMA
    • *In both instances the NEMA replacement form must be completed along with the Baggage Declaration Form at the airport C17/C18 and the Home consumption Form C13
  • Customs Duty and VAT exemption will be granted to individuals and registered charitable organizations that have been approved by NEMA
  • Damaged vehicles that have been approved by NEMA for replacement must be surrendered to the Customs Department, Thompson Blvd.
  • Forms are available at the Elizabeth Estates Police Stations
Local vendors can apply through NEMA to be approved/authorized to sell goods duty & VAT free.Upon check out, the receipts will accompany the NEMA form. The Vendor will be responsible for supplying documents to the he Customs and Excise Department (CED) of the Ministry of Finance.

Social Services Assistance
Elizabeth residents may go to the Social Services Distribution Centre F, Fox Hill roundabout in the NIB building, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to register your needs - Phone Contacts: 364-2200 or 364 - 7224

Take your passport of proper ID and ask to complete an application form. The timeline for approval was not stated when we phoned. Assistance is available in the following categories: Food, reconnection of electricity, water and sewerage utilities reconnection, rental guidance and assistance

General Constituency Inquiries
Elizabeth constituency office of the current Member of Parliament
Fox Hill Rd. South Next to Johnson’s Barber Shop
Phone: 364-3145
Ms. Musgrove - Office hours: 10 am - 4 pm

External Opportunities
FREE performances of Gun Boys Rhapsody will be held at the Dundas Black Box on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, October 27th through 29th at 8pm.  There will also be matinee performances, Thursday October 27th at 11am, Friday October 28th at 11am and Saturday October 29th at 4pm

The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) and the Colorado State University (CSU), through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), are offering scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to participate in the Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA program

Best Regards,

Terneille Burrows
Independent Candidate, Elizabeth
Support, or volunteer for the campaign. For more information, visit www.burrowsforelizabeth.com.