The irrefutable fact that no Government has had the will to diversify the Bahamian economy, has brought Bahamians working in the hospitality industry to a new unforgiveable exploitable level. One of Ingrahams sweep stake give aways of Bahamian land takes us to Castaway Cay Abaco this weekend formerly known as Gorda Cay which is owned and operated by Disney Cruise Lines.
Disney, one of the only few American companies who have not felt the brunt of the recession has since its existence in the Bahamas smelt like what it symbol replicates, ” A dead rat” .
Having the worlds most sophisticated radar equipment the Disney company quickly evacuated it cruiseline guest from it’s Castaway Cay beaches around 2.30 pm on friday afternoon after seeing the forecast on their multi million dollar radar equipment.
However some 17 black Bahamians who live on the mainland of Abaco were left to defend for themselves as they waited for the Disney ferry up to 6 pm on the Castaway Cay Dock. We are told that after they saw dark had fallen the seventeen contacted island management who informed them because of the weather they would not be taken home and were given complimentary toothbrushes and toothpaste. Among the 17 were hair braiders, Bahamian retailers, and a Government postal employee. Bahamian workers on that island have made numerous complaints to the labour board but to no avail. Many of them says after labour represenatives visit the island and are dinned by Disney their reports are always favourable. One of the hairbraiders was seen crying saying, ” I have a 92 year old mother at home and she is amputated, who is going to care for her?”
Sometime around 12 noon on Saturday the owner of a speed boat was kind enough to come for the 17 black stranded Bahamians on Castaway Cay and took them to the mainland.
With the worlds most sophisticated weather equipment, Disney was able to evacuate its guest from the beaches at 2.30pm. Why were the 17 black Bahamians left stranded and not taken back to the mainland at 3 or 4pm or why were they mandated to brave the seas at all to go to the island? Has the port authority been dinned by Disney too?
Areo Watch Dog