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· January, 2007

Stories about Bahamas from January, 2007

Bahamas: Does the war on drugs make sense?

Larry Smith offers a useful historic overview of the history of the drug trade in a post that asks the question: can the war on drugs be won?

Bahamas: Leaving the tourism plantation

“All of us can collectively turn our backs by remembering that tourism is a job that we do, it is not who we are. It is a necessary evil, it...

Bahamas: Inspired by Wangari Maathai

Lynn Sweeting is inspired by a letter from Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel prize winner Wangari Maathai, to plant trees in her neighbourhood.

Bahamas: Junkanoo and music

Nicolette Bethel presents a thoughtful essay deconstructing of some of the changes taking place on the musical front of in the Bahamas’ Junkanoo festival.

Bahamas: Governor General's Youth Award

Larry Smith outlines the history of the Governor General's Youth Award scheme, which teaches young people “skills outside of the classroom such as leadership, self-confidence and teamwork.”

Bahamas: Junkanoo

Bahamians Larry Smith and Lynn Sweeting offer two perspectives on the Bahamian Christmas-time festival of Junkanoo.

Bahamas: The importance of 2007

Nicolette Bethel tells us why 2007 is an important year for the Bahamas.

Bahamas: Junkanoo review

Nicolette Bethel posts a detailed review of this year's Junkanoo festival in the Bahamas.

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