Bahamas after Dorian and an Ugly Turn Away in USA

By Democracy Now

Scene from Bahamas after hurricane Dorian. Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – At least 44 people are confirmed dead, with that number expected to rise exponentially, as the Bahamas continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian. More than 70,000 on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands have been left homeless, and thousands remain missing.

On Saturday, a cruise ship brought more than 1,500 Bahamanians to a port in Florida. But on Sunday, more than 100 people seeking aid and refuge in the United States were turned away after boarding a ferry bound for Florida. Before the boat left the Bahamas, passengers were told to disembark if they didn’t have visas to enter the United States. This is Renard Oliver, a father who was forced to take his young children off the boat after the announcement.

Renard Oliver: “At the last minute like this, it’s kind of disappointing. It’s hurtful, because I’m watching my daughters cry. But yeah, it is what it is.”

One thought on “Bahamas after Dorian and an Ugly Turn Away in USA

  • September 11, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Trump es un come mierda y un HP. Pero con relacion a los Bahamenses… ellos no se merecen NADA! Yo he volado (en mi propio avion) mas de 100 veces a las Bahamas y siempre me han tratado con un gran desprecio! Siempre me han mirado con algo de envidia… yo un Cubano blanco… y, como que dicen…”que vienes a hacer aqui?” Tambien he visto esa misma actitud con muchos Americanos (blancos). Los oficiales de Aduana y los de Imigracion siempre estan metiendole algo de miedo a los turistas (buscando $$ o solo para mortificarlos!) Lamento los que perdieron sus vidas pero los demas… que sufran las consequencias. Ahoran estan pidiendo viviendas y trabajos como si se los merecieran… que sufran un poco y aprendan a respetar la humanidad para que los respeten a ellos igualmente

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