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. Rubenstein also defines the term immigration as, “migration to a new location” (p.108) and defines emigration as “migration from a location” (p.109). Push factors lead people to emigrate while pull factors lead people to immigrate. People migrate to places all over the world for various reasons but mainly due to economic, political and environmental or cultural reasons. There are two terms to describe immigrants, legal and illegal immigrants.
Some of the people who brought their ethnicities to The Bahamas are the Greeks, Lebanese, Jews, Chinese and West Indians. In 1887, the first group of Greeks arrived in The Bahamas. At that time, the Bahamas was in an economically depressed state and were in desperate need for an industry that would assist the country financially. The Greeks came to the Bahamas and brought with them the sponging industry which helped
These immigrants came to America as miner-prospectors, artisans, merchants and students. More of the Chinese Immigrants arrived here as laborers because they were going to work in Hawaii’s plantations and in the mines, railroads, farms, fisheries and factories. Many of today’s Chinese immigrants were students or investors
The origin of pawnbroking is traced back over decades and decades ago to the Chinese and it is due to the discovery of the Americas Christopher Columbus voyage which was largely funded by the proceeds from pawning jewels of queen Isabella of Spain. In Britain in the latter stages of nineteenth and early twentieth century there were nearly as many pawnbrokers as public houses, lending money on any items. Although pawnbroking had earned an unfair reputation in the past, its image has changed drastically over the past twenty years. The recent expansion in the industry’s affluences came during the 1980’s credit boom and has continued throughout today with customers now preferring to convenient form of high street
As the United State was Cuba’s most important trading partner due to its close proximity, its located 90 miles from the US which enabled Cuba to access goods at a cheaper cost. When the embargo came into effect Cuba had to source new trading partners hence many European companies saw this as an opportunity to build trade relations with Cuba. The Cuban economy also became more lucrative to investors when the US dollar was legally accepted, as a result Cubans were able to spend US dollars in stores causing many companies to move into Cuba which has contributed somewhat to the economic development of Cuba. Some investments were substantial. Three thousand new hotel rooms were added by Spain’s Grupo Sol Melia and Germany’s LTI International Hotels.
In 1924, Mr Theophlilus Mangos established The Model Bakry. This business growed and within three years he owned four branches and operated a Parisian Store, where he sold ladies clothing and perfumes that caterd to the tourist industry. Other Greeks owned and operated resturants such as the Grand Central, fruit and vegatable stores also a shoe and dry good stores. The Greeks contributed to the economic growth of the country however, they were not accpted by the white oligarchy socially. This caused them to establish their own ethnic community within the Bahamas, as majority of them came from the Kalymanos a sponge center in Dodescanese Islands.
One of the best ways to highlight the economic contributions of coral reefs to Jamaica’s economy is through the analysis of the dive tourism sector. Scuba divers hunt for superior coral reef habitats (as indicated by live coral coverage), coral and fish diversity, and water clarity. In their research paper that was published in 1998, Bunce and Gustavson pointed out that approximately 200 persons were employed through direct watersports in the MBMP and in addition, twenty-eight dive operations, party cruisers, snorkel businesses, and small-scale watersports businesses operated in Montego Bay. This indicates that coral reefs provide employment for a significant amount of people through the dive tourism sector. Bunce and Gustavson (1998) even went further to say that watersport
Personal Statement I would like to confirm that it is my motivating of Chinese culture that ignited my passion for cultural and creative industry. As a Tourism Management major student, I was able to explore the Chinese diversified cultures and landscapes, which offered me an insightful understanding of the Chinese cultural development. Under the guidance of commercialization, some cultural heritages have developed into huge tourism souvenir markets full of counterfeit and shoddy products. The over-commercialization reveals the fact that the Chinese culture is facing a severe situation. The country calls for a better cultural development strategy, which cultural and creative industry can offer.
As the development of cultural undertakings in China, Chinese people have more diversified demands on the art and the voices for musicals are getting higher and higher. Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Musicals were born in the British and American countries in the twentieth Century, and enjoyed the highest popularity in American Broadway and the Western Zone in the United Kingdom. Musicals entered in China in the 1980s, and the first musical in China was “the young man of our present”, which was created by the Central Opera House, then, in the early 21st century, the western musical Cat was successfully introduced in China.
Introduction 19th century Singapore witnessed the influx of immigrants from various parts of China in search of a better livelihood, such that the population of Chinese grew to “more than seventy per cent of a population of over a quarter of a million, having begun to outnumber the non-Chinese by 1840.” Many Chinese immigrants proceeded to join clan associations or secret societies to seek solidarity and a sense of familiarity with people from their homeland. Gradually, secret societies began to emerge as the unofficial “leaders” of the Chinese community because they were “more powerful in many ways than the forces of law and order.” This was due in part to the combination of conciliatory and violent methods adopted, alongside the ineffective colonial enforcement of law and order, resulting in undisputed nature of their power and influence. Nonetheless, the arrival of the Roman Catholic missionaries onto the island, represented a threat to the authority of secret societies during the mid-19th century as they were increasingly successful in converting the Chinese to Catholicism. Thus, secret societies retaliated by attacking Chinese converts and destroying their properties, culminating in the 1851 Anti-Catholic Riots. The dominant narrative on the cause of the riots emphasizes the religious factor, where the conflict sparked off due to the “success of the Roman Catholic missionaries in winning converts among the Chinese.” This stems from the reporting of the riots by