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First and only grocery store in Marsh Harbour opens

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Grocery store reopens in The Bahamas. (WPEC)

Before Hurricane Dorian, Maxwell’s Supermarket was the go to grocery store for people in Marsh Harbour. Two months after taking a beating from Hurricane Dorian, it’s now serving all of the Abaco Islands.

During the storm, the store experienced heavy roof damaged and leaks. Looters even took what was salvageable, breaking glass doors to get inside.

On Thursday, the store had its grand re-opening. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 50 employees helped shoppers of the Abacos get the necessary groceries they need to feed their families. It’s the first time they’ve been able to do that since Hurricane Dorian.

Concerns over Value Added Taxes on imported goods has been the talk of local politics; that would add an additional 12 percent to prices. According to the Chad Sawyer, owner of Maxwell’s, VATs have been waived for the time being, therefore, prices on his groceries, are reasonable.

CBS12 News continues to follow the rebuilding efforts in the Bahamas, along with 25 United. In order to keep their mission going, they are continuing to accept donations at Hangar Three at the Stuart airport, or cash donations online at the 25 United website.


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