· March, 2007

Stories about Bahamas from March, 2007

Bahamas: Still Enslaved

  28 March 2007

Nicolette Bethel sees stunning parallels between a young black American filmmaker's documentary about race and the image that Bahamian children have of themselves 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade.

Bahamas: Amazing Grace

  26 March 2007

In light of this year's Commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Nicolette Bethel reprints a letter she has written to Caribbean film distributors questioning the limited release of the film Amazing Grace: “Given that the Abolition Act championed by William Wilberforce and his Abolitionists...

Bahamas: Racism in Politics?

  20 March 2007

At WeblogBahamas.com, guest commentator Bruce G. Raine weighs in on what he calls the Bahamian government's “promoting a fear of white people” and the resulting alienation of those who contribute to the island's economic mainstay – tourism.

Bahamas: Ignoring abolition

  19 March 2007

Nicolette Bethel wonders whether the complete absence of any discussion about the anniversary of abolition in the Bahamas is because it's an election year: “Is it because people on the PLP are afraid to make too much out of it because of the long years of invoking slavery in election...

Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers

  13 March 2007

The 9th World Cup cricket started with a colorful opening ceremony in the Carribean islands. The tournament is scheduled for 51 matches in a span of one and a half months. The itinerary can be found here, the tickets here, and here is the official website. (via Cric Blog) The...