Thousands in Bahamas struggle to find work after Dorian

first_imgMembers of the fire rescue team Task Force 8, from Gainesville, Florida, help remove a body one week after Hurricane Dorian hit The Mudd neighborhood in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco Island, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. AP “People say, ‘You’re going to be allright,’ but those are mere words,” said Edna Gelin, who was the manager of anatural hair store in Freeport on Grand Bahama island that has been closedsince being badly damaged by the storm. “It’s going to be bad because a lot ofbusinesses were destroyed.” (AP) As survivors of Hurricane Dorian enterweek three of post-storm life, many in the northwestern Bahamas, known for itscasinos, golf courses and mega yachts, worry they will be forced into deeppoverty as they scramble to find work in the aftermath of the Category 5 stormthat wreaked havoc on two islands.center_img FREEPORT, Bahamas – Jobs are scarce,savings are running low and money is barely trickling in.last_img