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These practices are not only happening in the USA and, unfortunately, seem to be the new normal as developers exploit workers across the world. Many newer developments in the Caribbean region have been built with "guest workers" from India, China, Bangladesh and other countries where people looking for opportunity can be easily exploited. Many of these resorts lure rich and famous Americans and Europeans to come and spend top-dollar at these properties once they are completed. If there was a way to get the word out about how these properties were built using these "modern day slaves," and call out the celebrities and high profile people who support these properties, perhaps there would be more notice paid to these "Nobodies" (as John Bowe calls them in his book with the same title) and the crimes committed against them.
A simple google search of labour issues in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Antigua, Anguilla and Cayman will show the use of guest workers who have been housed in shipping containers, fed less-than-adequate foods and have been paid $6 a day for a twelve hour days work. Other places like Dubai continue to do this over and over and continue to be supported by these wealthy customers. Surely, with the prices being charged at these finished properties, whether for real estate or hotel and resort stays, these workers could be paid more and treated better given the profits seen by the companies who are reaping the final rewards.
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