· May, 2007

Stories about Bahamas from May, 2007

Bahamas: A Story on Race

  31 May 2007

“If you wanted to get ahead, your best bet was finding a way to make your children lighter than you, so maybe one day, their children or grandchildren could be fair enough to matter.” Guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, Nicolette Bethel continues the discussion on why race matters.

Bahamas: Race Matters

  25 May 2007

“Race matters. And we need to talk about it in order to make it matter less.” Nicolette Bethel starts the discussion on race relations in the Bahamas.

Bahamas: Saving Nassau

  24 May 2007

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit has a few ideas about how to go about improving downtown Nassau and quotes Pat Rahming to emphasize the point: “…The need for thought about both the function and meaning of the downtown can't be overemphasized. That is where the legacy of the nation is...

Bahamas: Election Court

  22 May 2007

WeblogBahamas.com thinks that the PLP's decision to go to election court to contest four seats won by the FNM in the recent General Elections is “both peculiar and unprecedented”.

Bahamas: Beautifying Nassau?

  21 May 2007

“I believed that finally, instead of just talking about it, Mr. Ingraham would set as one of his top priorities the changing of downtown Nassau from a freight depot to a beautiful tourist attraction.” Sidney Sweeting at WeblogBahamas.com is disappointed to learn that beautification of the Bahamas capital is not...

Bahamas: The Cult of Personality

  15 May 2007

“…Twenty-first century leaders don’t run countries. People do. Thanks to fundamental changes in the transmission of information, every member of a democracy has the opportunity to make his or her voice heard — over the airwaves…or, more revolutionary yet, over the internet, through blogs and podcasts.” Nicolette Bethel challenges Bahamians...

Bahamas: The Importance of Art

  11 May 2007

“Our lack of consciousness about our own collective expressions, and the serious lack of emphasis put on them by our society, our nation, and our governments should be a cause of concern,” writes Nicolette Bethel, as she examines the importance of art (and satire) in the Bahamas.

Bahamas, Cuba: Shooting Incident

  9 May 2007

“The discussion to resolve this issue should be very interesting,” writes WeblogBahamas.com, commenting on reports that the Cuban Coast Guard has shot two Bahamians that were “reportedly trafficking drugs through Cuban waters”.

Bahamas: The Electorate's Victory

  8 May 2007

“I want to congratulate my countrymen for this new government we have elected. It’s not just the change that impresses me; it’s what I suspect lies behind the change, the message it sends, and the implications for the way ahead.” Nicolette Bethel thinks the results of the recently held elections...

Bahamas, Bermuda: Election Parallels

  4 May 2007

Bahama Pundit examines the results of the recently-concluded Bahamian elections. And Politics.bm sees parallels between the Bahamas and Bermuda's own upcoming elections.

Bahamas: Elections Over, Opposition Wins

  3 May 2007

Pending the results of the Bahamian General Elections, which took place yesterday, Bahama Pundit touts the idea of changing governments regularly: “Either our politicians, public servants and judiciary uphold the rule of law, or, like termites, they will destroy the very structure of our nation. The best way to force...