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ALL BUILDING SUPPLIES need to be DUTY and VAT FREE FOREVER! Bahamians can barely afford to buy land/build houses.. so when they do, budget and cost will determine if they can buy the best available to them.. We need to allow our people to be able to build the best houses possible.. Also there are now thousands of people who will need to rebuild, and realistically, they will not be able to rebuild within the next 1, 2 or maybe even 5 years.. We have to think LONG term economics and be prepared to allow all who have suffered from the past few years of hurricanes a fighting chance at rebuilding. This is what we need to fight for: DUTY and VAT free building supplies for the next 20 years: allow our residents a long term plan to rebuild and benefit all aspects of our country - economics, tourism, the construction industry, safe and satisfactory rental units etc. Remove 10% tax on Property purchase:stop taxing people into poverty and preventing them from purchasing. Remove VAT and DUTY on all Generators and solar power items (panels, batteries etc) : Until the energy crisis is fixed, we need to allow businesses and homes to at least have a chance to function with such a flawed monopolistic energy provider. In times of crisis, you can or SHOULD see these problems become long term problems.. do we want our Bahamian people to suffer forever? remain homeless or dependent on friends/family and strangers forever? Lets stand up to our Policy makers and demand a change. Sign if you want to see a change!