The Government has decided to extend the duty free barrels programme up to and including Jan. 15th, 2014, the Office of the Prime Minister has announced.
Communication Consultant in the Office of the Prime Minister, Elson Crick, said this is being done two main reasons
- To aid in the current relief effort in the country, following the heavy rainfall on Dec. 24th 2013.
- To facilitate the late arrival of barrels from some countries.
Nine persons died and four are missing after the heavy rains, which also rendered appliances in many houses useless because of flooding. Some person’s appliances were also washed away by heavy rain.