68 thoughts on “The Bahamas says it’s open for tourism after Hurricane Dorian

  1. Werent they just picking up dead bldies still yesterday and citys destroyed and people leaving and now its magically open for turism again? How about prepare for next hjrricane and help those families that list homes and sufered deaths.

  2. Tourism is a basis of the Bahamian economy and several islands were virtually untouched by the hurricane.
    Go to the Bahamas spend money to help them recover

  3. Yea I’m good….kind of hard to enjoy vacation and relax while thousands of people are walking around shell shocked and wondering what they are going to do. I don’t do disaster tourism. They are getting really desperate…..

  4. Pick up the dead bodies first. Do you think anyone was washed out into the ocean?
    Greedy tourism, can’t even wait for funerals.

  5. you people have no shame, thousands dying in abaco and you are blaming the USA for not letting them in while they are YOUR citizens, typical of you people, go back to Africa.

  6. Why couldn't the people they sent to America just be sent to the other side. It's funny they're ready to bring in tourists but couldn't handle the refugees.

  7. so if some of the islands in the Bahamas werent damaged WHY ARENT they helping the peiple that are still stuck on the damaged islands?? THIS makes no sence.. They surely can get to these areas faster than anyone else!!.

  8. ha ha ha south of the berry islands is fine maybe you have room for the people from abaco and grand bahama island after all it is the same country

  9. All the people complaining about tourism are you fools? They need tourist to grow. This news article is meant to help them from the hurricane. Get real folks.

  10. I am homeless, is there any place i can rent. I do get a Social Security Benefit. So i am not totally down* as it were. I can do janitor* work as well if there is something you want, I can do it for helping me to live in Bahamas; "/*HELPING OTHERS*.

  11. how ridiculous does this sound. "They need tourist to help the people". That money doesnt help the ppl pay their bills or buy food or build dams or build anything to lessen the effects of hurricane waters. All that tourist money went into the pockets of fat kats who dont give a damn about the people. How much of a childs mind do you have to say"no dont house the victim's, we need the rooms from 14 resorts to house paying people and put the money in our own pockets. Dont shyt go to the community from those resorts. You have more resorts then land for ppl to build a home. 14 resorts?? That entire island is one big business money sign and their probably going to build more resorts on the land ppl lost houses.

  12. Bahamas left ppl for dead out there over 6 days and pretenders come here defending 14 resorts not opening their doors to victims and feeding them until the so called caring body"government" came with ships or initiated their rescue plans. You take up some much lang government for over 14 resorts, private companies and so on, you take up so much land,youll probably going to build more resorts over the dead bodies and land of ppl who suffered but we are suppose to believe the govenrment gave a damn?? Get real. The money made from tourism does nothing for the ppl. Get real. Goes in the pockets of the ones who own the businesses then the govenrment gets its cut which you know a corrupt world puts that money personally in their pockets. Tourism doesn't help citizens. You can sell your own clothes or watches. Yeah. If your poor an do arts and craft then yeah you can make 5 Bahamas dollars a day and still starve n go homeless becasue no one gives a damn. Ppl are pathetic and dont know what it means to be a leader and lead. No. All The Worlds Is A Stage and in this case a corporation which let its ppl starve and stranded for more than 6 days, hell for more than 50 years. Welcome to western society Bahamas. Enjoy the crooked leadership for years and years to come.

  13. Yeah, that was fast track to recover from the worst event in the history of this beloved country. All the thanks to Trump's efforts to keep the population on the islands and clean up the mess.

  14. This is one of the moments that shows how fucked up the world WE have created is. I'm not stupid. I get that their NUMBER ONE industry is tourism. That is simply the reality of how they normally make money and survive…I get that. I'm not mad at this lady for saying what she is saying. If she owned a store then you wouldn't expect her to just say EVERYTHING IS FREE until further notice because of the storm. She and her store simply could not exist like that. Of course we would NOT want the prices raised. (price gouging) If she was a true angel you might imagine her lowering her prices to the literal break even point (to actual cost) temporarily until things got better. She and the people on the unaffected islands have to continue to do their "jobs" to make a living. But since her (their) "product" is tourism it highlights the unequal structure of our world. How could a person who is well off enough to actually afford to go there and "play" and have fun simultaneously be so callous and nonempathetic as to actually do it…and enjoy it?! This lady is caught in the tragedy of it all too. Of course her suffering is not as extreme as the people walking around with one shoe on looking for drinkable water and their dead son or daughter. The whole situation is FUCKED! And right now we have a greedy sociopath running our country. We should have our Navy down there and we should be putting every available dollar and person (young people who are just sitting around playing vudeo games right now) there to help these people either rebuild or move off the island permanently. But when your "leader" has no empathy it's easy to just look the other way…

  15. That's all you guys care about huh? money money money!!! While people on your "sister island" have been devastated and are in need of assistance.

  16. I would like to point out that the screen name of YouTube member " Bugs" made a comment in the section below and I am sure many comments are similar. "Bugs" suggested why do these places that are promoting tourism not help those effected with total loss like " abaco" and Bahamians from these areas that are promoting are not willing to help their own people effected in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian yet they are welcoming all assistance from other countries who care. These tourist attractions have the resources of housing and other things needed but refusing to help is uncalled for. Other countries do not have buildings in the Bahamas so this needs to be a joint effort and not only for outsiders to help. It is a shame when the local natives won't help that can help.

    Anyways, I am in full financial support to help those in need in the Bahamas but I do not recommend anyone going there as a tourist just yet for the following reasons:

    (1) Full recovery of all those who parrished has not been totally done. Death is all over in massive numbers both on land and in the waters as many were taken off the island with the storm surge so not only is disease everywhere, people are moving all throughout the Bahamas so diseases get carried with them. For those that were taken off the island, obviously it's common sense, ocean predators would be more active with human waste and blood in the waters from the storm surge.

    (2) The Bahamians that do have resources needs to assist their own people first with help from the outside Countries. Yet it made be furious to see comments that they want tourist more than helping their own people. After all, outside Countries Citizens and countries are giving money and products to help the people of the Bahamas as a whole so it is like the ones that have the resources are taking but not giving in return.

    (3) Does anyone know of other countries that won't pull together to help their own people in a time of a major natural disaster first? It is unheard of untill now.

    (4) The Bahamian prime minister has even stated, their clean water source was jeopardized. Ask yourselves, can this cause a issue if you were there as tourist. Go to a restaurant and leave deathly ill.

    (5) We have all seen the news reports over the years of the violent robberies in many areas of the Bahamas. Well with most of the Bahamas being destroyed and these unfortunate people lost so much, this is going to be a survival mission for most families. With the tourism being their main source of income, it is not rocket science that the Bahamians do not know this. The people that lost so much will clearly be targeting tourist for money and belongings all while we seen on the news that most of the Bahamian law enforcement are not coming back to work and stopped their duties. Tourist are simply a marked target at the moment. They were always a marked target but now they would be more so than before. If our families were suffering, many would do what ever it takes to provide for them and that includes minor crimes if thefts up to crimes if robbery with violence and even murder.

    So I would like tourist to think about all these things first. I stopped my Bahamas trip over these Bahamians comments from this video alone. But I do not want people to not continue to donate to them with money , product, food and services as they do need it. But it is my thoughts to stop your vacations there for your families health and protection from crimes. I do not believe we should promote their tourist industry either until the Bahamians come together helping each other as well. Most Bahamians claim they are Christian and in the Bible it teaches to give that results in receiving. Well it is time for the Bahamians that have the resources to give in my views and if they refuse further, then they to should not be supported..

  17. tourism > pollution > climate change > hurricane Dorian > tourism > more pollution > more climate change > bigger hurricanes. you gonna brack this link? or not? think different.

  18. Gyal,!!! You have no conscience, did you gave one hungry person a hot meal, bodies are lying everywhere, and you conducting white man advertisement, you need to burried alive.

  19. The quantity of vicious and mean spirited comments is very troubling. Some of them are just due to ignorance, so I suppose those can be forgiven.

  20. Because this is not near the island and if they are hurt economically more people will be in the same situation, I understand their perspective. They supply a lot of people with an income and we do not need more people destitute right now. Please have a little sympathy. Be sensible they can not take in people it's a small island, it is owned by the UK ask the UK what more can they be doing right now. These people are citizens of the UK as part of the Commonwealth for god sake.

  21. aahh, this is sorta a joke right? Please bring us your money. Dont consider the other island's that are FUBAR. And how is it that Island was completely missed or had no damage? The storm was huge. If its because of building codes, then simply upgrade the old ones once they clean it up. And I ask you, why is this Island which is clearly a part of the Bahama's not helping and doing more for the sister island and its inhabitants? Very strange.

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