The Bahamas are a group of islands which lie 50 miles off the eastern coast of Florida. The Bahamas have a mixed pot of cultures with some of its own unique style of articulation. Bahamians are well-known for being friendly, humorous, religious and hospitable. However, for decades The Bahamas have been bombarded with American cultural influences. Because of our close proximity to America, The Bahamas have relied heavily to what Americans have to offer.
As it has already been explained in the first chapter, the Caribbean islands were all colonies, mainly under the British government. Predictably, imperialism, colonialism and slavery deeply influenced the shaping of Caribbean identity, a process that started around the 60 and that influenced -and was influenced by- the struggle for independence from the Mother Country. It is true that each isle has its own differences and peculiarities in history, language, society etc., however, as a consequence of the common past as colonized countries, it is still possible to draw a general profile regarding identity. Colonization is based on an ideology of racial, cultural and psychological supremacy and hierarchy over a population. Feeling the necessity
For these misunderstandings obeah has been outlawed in many Caribbean countries. Obeah is a term that is used to encompass many beliefs and rituals dealing with people having supernatural powers that are used to cause harm to other people. Obeah first originated in the seventeenth century during the slave era in the Caribbean. During the slave era obeah was used as a healing mechanism for the slaves on the plantation. These practices were misinterpreted and considered evil by the whit slave masters on the plantation.
Often, child soldiers are doing what they do because of drugs or because they are being forced to. Most times child soldiers are not doing what they want. In the article, "Child Soldiers Should Be Prosecuted", the text says "Children are often forced into fighting and have little choice over whether or not they enlist. After that, they are following orders of adults rather than acting on their own free will. The recruiters of child soldiers also use drugs and alcohol to make children
Once again, colonialism and slavery might serve as an explanation for this multilingualism. As it has previously been mentioned, African slaves from the same tribe were systematically kept apart to prevent communication between them and possible revolts. Furthermore, teaching English was forbidden for the same reasons. The only thing they were taught was to imitate lip movements of the white masters and assistants with the result that they accumulated only a limited and distorted vocabulary. Starting from this point, the foundations for the shaping of the creole languages were laid.
First, their children may suffer bullying because of having only one parent. This can affect the children’s way of living. Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. The child will not be able to do what he wants because he will be afraid to socialize with other children. Second, a child with a single parent can compare their selves to the other children who have married parents.
Kids, the pure children who still don 't know anything about the outside world. Kids ought to be directed while utilizing Technology. Technology influenced them and showed them negative behavior patterns like lying " There is no Africa in the nursery," and swindling "Wendy went and changed the nursery." The youngsters can 't control their emotions " Oh I hate you, I wish you were dead" and their folks take things that are important to them yet it is harming them as well and they have to take it from them as these things made them helpless against regular life as they can 't do typical simple stuff.“That sounds dreadful! Would I have to tie my own shoes instead of letting the shoe tier do it?
More often, my family could take time to listen to reggae music so as to get the message completely. Most of the times, my siblings and I could compete to memorize reggae songs’ lyrics. Prior the competition our parents could award the winner with enticing gifts which highly influenced our love and perception of reggae music. Although reggae music was our main preferred genre of music, more often, my mother loved listening to Hawaiian music. Despite her preference for the Hawaiian music, she also loved listening to reggae music since it was like a family
The Members of Parliament acts as the representative voice of the people .All legislation must be approved by the leader of the governing party ; who is not selected by voters but by party members , Members of Parliament and the Senate (Government and Political systems, n.d). Many years later after independence, the Westminster system is no longer able to adapt to the present needs of the Caribbean region . The Caribbean’s democracy is under existential threat (Girvan,2011) because of factors such as poor economy , the drug trade , globalization , the increase of crime and poor administration of justice throught the Caribbean .Hence, there are some Caribbean countries that call for the ousting of the Westminster Systme through referendumand constitutional reform to include the use of an alternative system of governing that is more suitable for the Caribbean
That is, parents influence the choice of peers for their children, food, clothing, movies, sleeping time and the likes, thus demanding obedience of rules from them. Children on the other hand occupy a submissive, powerless social position in the family. These maltreatments compel children to put up an adoptive reaction which tends to be problem behaviors such as substance use, delinquency and the likes. In another study, Hunte, (2006) examined the differences in the adolescent’s behavior according to their connectedness with an available identity figure. The delinquents were observed to be lacking emotional and physical bonding with their father figures in their family.