· June, 2006

Stories about Bahamas from June, 2006

Caribbean: BLP role in CSME

  19 June 2006

The Barbados Labour Party blog gives its political leader — and Prime Minister of Barbados — Owen Arthur a pat on the back for the role he has played in the development of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).

Haiti: Telecom Wars

  18 June 2006

Digicel billboard, Martinique. By blogger Greg at InternetRapide.com. Jamaica-based Caribbean telecom giant Digicel has a presence in over a dozen countries in the region. Digicel officially launched operations on the Haitian market in May to much resistance from local private telecoms Haitel and Comcel but bloggers and other web commentators...

Bahamas: “Brokeback” and censorship

  16 June 2006

Nassau Bahamas Vacation reports that a group of lecturers at the College of Bahamas were refused permission by the Plays and Films Control Board to screen the film “Brokeback Mountain” in the context of a public lecture on the topic “Church, State and Human Rights: The Politics of Censorship”. “Brokeback...

Bahamas: Sustainable tourism

  15 June 2006

The Bahamian tourism industry is almost 200 years old, writes Nicolette Bethel, but that longevity may in fact work against its becoming a sustainable enterprise. “It’s not sustainable because it doesn’t place the uniqueness of The Bahamas — our landscapes, our culture, our selves — at the centre of the...

Bahamas, El Salvador: Lessons from El Salvador

  14 June 2006

On the occasion of a visit to the Bahamas by Francisco Flores, former president of El Salvador, Larry Smith offers an overview of the country's recent political history and recently achieved economic success, calling it “a message that many Bahamian leaders are seeking to come to grips with as we...

Bahamas: The state of Eleuthera

  12 June 2006

A visit to the Bahamian island of Eleuthera inspires Lynn Sweeting to write a moving article lamenting the state of the community: “The land and the sea are as beautiful as ever, but there is no creation fire burning anywhere in the neighbourhoods. . . . “

Bahamas: Hurricane insurance

  12 June 2006

A hurricane insurance act is being drafted to help local farmers and fishermen recover from devastating storms, reports the Nassau Bahamas Vacation blog.

Caribbean: Hurricane unpreparedness?

  9 June 2006

As hurricane season begins, Taran Rampersad worries that “the Caribbean in general can't handle a Category 3 hurricane. All everyone is discussing at this point is how fast one can recover”.

Haiti Rejoins CARICOM

  9 June 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an AFP article that announces (Fr)Haiti's official rejoining of Caricom. Haiti temporarily ceased being a member of the 15-country Caribbean body in 2004, after the fall of then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. CARICOM invited President Preval to attend the organization's next summit in July in...

Bahamas: Comparing immigration policies

  7 June 2006

Larry Smith compares the immigration policies of the US and the Bahamas: “Although the Bush Administration can be blamed for many things, the immigration plan it rolled out two and a half years ago was a far-reaching reform that should become a model for our own efforts to deal with...

Bahamas: Censorship

  2 June 2006

“I believe that the time has come to admit that the kind of legislation that permits a body of non-elected, faceless individuals to decide what the Bahamian citizen should be able to see is fundamentally obsolete,” writes Nicolette Bethel in an article questioning the usefulness of the Bahamas Plays and...

Bahamas: Land speculation and fake web sites

  1 June 2006

Larry Smith at the Bahama Pundit blog reports that a fake web site has been set up to divert users away from Bahama Pundit and the articles published there about the Rum Cay development. “It appears that some people think these comments, and later information posted by me, are impacting...