August 2011

We take a break, to some extent, from routine, and limit our time on house or Green Building Council matters. The whole country shuts down anyway, so no-one around to contact.
At the end of the month, we learn that the World GBC has approved our application for membership, and we are now classed as a Prospective Member. Also significant is that the World GBC is considering amending the subscription rates to help GBCs of smaller countries such as ours.
Also it is time to renew our residence visas. While we have most of the paperwork ready, the bureaucracy always finds something new it needs. We had been told that we now have to exit the country on the day the old permit expires and re-enter to get a new entry stamp.