AuthorDerence A. Rolle Davis
The Law: The Social and Economic Effect on The Bahamas 2000 - 2020
This book is dedicated to the victims of the 2019 hurricane
called Dorian, which on 1st September, 2019, became the most
powerful and destructive hurricane on record in The Bahamas.1
Hurricane Dorian directly impacted and wreaked havoc on the
islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, where countless lives were lost.
The best of humanity was displayed by Bahamians within our
borders and throughout the world through the generosity of
supplies, building materials, and raw human labours of love. The
recovery continues.
This book is also dedicated to the victims of the pandemic.
Brought on by the deadly virus, Covid 19 (Novel Corona) and to the
first responders, medical personnel and nameless others who placed
public safety over concern for themselves. Many of them laboured
and sacrificed, in some cases to the detriment of their own health and
loss of their own lives, to treat the afflicted and continue to provide
the services necessary for societies to exist. The effect of the virus
will forever change the way in which humans interact. This period
2019-2020 was a seminal moment in the history of The Bahamas. For
many this was a time in our lifetime when we were made to stay at
home, to save our lives and the lives of others. The measures taken
by medical personnel and to the unsung heroes and heroines demand
our admiration and respect. We owe them all a debt of gratitude.
The year 2020 will be known as a defining year that changed
the course of human history and our understanding of what is
important and what should be valued as never before. Sharing what
we have and losing our freedom, due to the numerous lockdowns
that were imposed by executive orders, has never been such a serious
consideration until now. In the lifetime of this generation no
experience until now has changed how we relate. The virus has
created a strain on our liberties, such liberties that we previously,
we have taken for granted. Indeed, many things that we once enjoyed
have been fundamentally circumscribed and are no more.
1 According to Jeff Masters, Weather Underground Meteorologist, it was the strongest since records began
in 1851. This view was supported by Colorado State University meteorologist, Phil Klotzbach.

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