“We don’t like them, they need to go back to their own country, they taking over ours”, this is just one of the many comments offered when asked to describe the attitude towards Haitians or Haitian Bahamians in The Bahamas. Although the Bahamas has a huge populace of migrants, with Jamaicans, Chinese, Cubans, and Greeks being some of the nationalities that currently reside in the Bahamas, Haitians are the group of people who have become branded as the ‘other’ in Bahamian society. The main focus of this paper will be on how the stigma of being classified as Haitian; developed by William Fielding and his colleges in the paper The Stigma of Being ‘Haitian’ in the Bahamas, as well as how being defined as the ‘other’; a theory conceptualized by
There might also be a mismatch between jobs available and skills of the unemployed. The Bahamas may be adversely affected when there is an economic downturn or a recession and as a result, Bahamians may also be out of work. In short, cyclical unemployment cause of Bahamians being unemployed. Season unemployment happens as a result of irregular employment seasons or labor demand and this type of unemployment tends to have more effects on particular industries than others. For instance, construction workers may only have a job when something needs to be constructed.
In The Bahamas out of the total islands only few are owned. The total amount of islands are 700 and the amount owed are 30. By the way The Bahamas are a tropical island, that has around 6 million tourists per year. They also have lots of plants and animals.The Bahamas is interesting because of its geography, weather, plants, animals, people and culture. When I glance around I see the oceans dark blue shimmering body of saltwater, and tall dark brown palm trees.
Our country is plagued with an abundance of needed changes, that must be made by the people. If we, the society do not change within ourselves our country will be tarnished. We are the ones who makes The Bahamas what it is, and every person needs to assist with this epidemic. It is not
The Bahamas is an underrated and it is a less populated country that it may seem as an ordinary country, but it is not because of the unique attractions it possesses. Tourism is our number one main industry. One of the main attractions are our beaches and secondly, it would be our Bahamian cuisine. Some examples of Bahamian cuisine are fried snapper, lobster with pancakes, crab, and rice or conch salad. These types of food are an attraction to tourist because they are very rare to find all over the world except the Bahamas.
Living Conditions A. Food and Diet Typical Meals What Dominican people tend to eat depends Highly on which area they live, whether in the interior mountains or near the sea. Since most of Dominican dishes evolve in pork, pigs are heavily farmed in most areas of the islands. They have a tradition of stemming from the lesser availability of refrigeration, Dominican restaurants tend to cook or stewed meat dishes very well. Dominican dishes are known to be filling and practical.
The other pominent historical group of people that migrated to the Bahamas are the Greeks, Lebonese, the Jews. In 1924, the Greeks was seen as an asset to the Bahamaian economy. They were the brain behind the development of the sponging industry in the Bahamas. Through their expertises the sponging industry in the Bahamas exculated. Regardless of their contributions to the economy there were still some animosity toward them, as they were considered to be aliens.
In the Bahamas, the issue with reference to migration is becoming of great importance. Migration is a term used to describe the process of a permanent move to a different location. James M. Rubenstein (2014), states the two migrations in which people move to. These two migrations according to Rubenstein , are international migration (voluntary and forced) which is moving permanently from one country to another country and internal migration (interregional and intraregional) which is a permanent move inside the same country of residency. In the Bahamas, there is a great percentage of internal migration when compared to international migration; internal migration involves Bahamians moving to different islands of The Bahamas, mainly for economic reasons.
(CITE). Breadfruit and sweet potatoes are also a staple of Hawaiian cuisine. Colorful fruits such as Guava, Coconut, papaya, and pineapple often adorn their plates. Hawaii is known for their pineapples, although the pineapple is not native to the islands. The Dole Plantation is housed there which makes the island plentiful with them.
This festival can be seen as a culturally important event in The Bahamas. On these two occasions persons parade around designated routes on various islands in costumes. These costumes consist of assorted of items such as, feather, beads, and other decorative items. The events do generate some attention, and many come to support this festival. However, there is one concern.