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‘The poor are punished’: Dorian lays bare inequality in the Bahamas

The tourist destination relies on a life support system of fishermen, inn workers and laborers. They’ve been hardest hit

Holidaymakers queuing at immigration at the Bahamas’ Nassau airport are still serenaded by three pink-shirted humankinds playing jovial music. They are still sunbathing on the beaches and still swimming in the sea. It is as if nothing has changed in paradise.

Yet 40 minutes away by airplane, on the Abaco Islands, heaven turns to hell. The Mudd , a shantytown that was home to the Bahamas’ biggest Haitian immigrant community, has been obliterated by Hurricane Dorian as if by a massive bomb.

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Read more: theguardian.com

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