· September, 2006

Stories about Bahamas from September, 2006

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: The Bahamas at Carifesta

  29 September 2006

Nicolette Bethel has a series of posts (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5), reporting on the experiences of the Bahamas contingent at Carifesta, the Caribbean arts festival taking place in Trinidad and Tobago this week. She posts some nice photos as well.

Bahamas: Doing what you love

  25 September 2006

“. . . the humanity of the Bahamian citizen has been compromised. We allow ourselves and our reality to be defined by other people, because we have made it difficult, if not impossible, for our creative artists to make a living doing what they love,” writes Nicolette Bethel.

Bahamas: Reforming broadcasting

  20 September 2006

“The country's entire broadcasting policy needs to be re-evaluated and reformed to fit our modern context,” says Sir Arthur Foulkes in a post outlining the history of television broadcasting in the Bahamas.

Bahamas: Crime and collapse

  19 September 2006

A gang-related murder leads Bahamian Adrian Gibson to wonder “How far are we now behind Jamaica and Trinidad?“

Bahamas: Non-Aligned Movement

  14 September 2006

“. . . For the first time we have an ideologically driven foreign minister who appears to have some latitude to set policy, whether by default or otherwise. And that sometimes means playing international games that can get us needlessly into hot water,” says Larry Smith in a post warning...

Cuba, Bahamas: Ambassadorial priorities

  8 September 2006

The Cuban ambassador to the Bahamas has been promoting the Non-Aligned Movement Summit which takes place in Havana from September 11, says Rick Lowe, but “we wonder if he will pay as much attention to the plight of the wives of the Cuban political prisoners asking for the release of...

Bahamas: Extradition and the ugly American

  5 September 2006

Bahamian Sir Arthur Foulkes discusses the “widely-circulated – and up to now not denied — report” of irregularities in cabinet's handling of the extradition of a Bahamian wanted in the US on drug-related charges, and dismisses one “ugly American's” views on the matter.

Bahamas: The milk stand

  1 September 2006

A slice of Bahamian history is encapsulated in a milk stand in Nassau that was recently bulldozed to create a traffic lane. Nicolette Bethel tells the story.