Stories about Bahamas from June, 2007
Population growth, limited road capacity and potential hurricane threats make it critical for the Bahamas to think about urban planning. Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit explains.
Sidney Sweeting at WeblogBahamas.com is astonished at the lenient sentence imposed in the disturbing case of sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl: “If the Attorney General is successful in changing the sentence…perhaps that could be a start for the courts to send a message, with the help of Parliament, that...
“People are people, and fundamentally people are all the same. The differences are superficial; underneath, we are more alike than we think.” Nicolette Bethel calls for a reinvention of “the images of savages” that have subconsciously defined the people of the Caribbean.
This past week (June 18-21) leaders of CARICOM met with President George W. Bush and other top U.S. government officials in Washington as part of the Conference on the Caribbean. Official word from the U.S. Press Secretary is that: “The Conference on the Caribbean continues an important dialogue between the...
Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com has some ideas for solving the challenges faced by vendors at the Bahamas Straw Market.
“It’s damn easy to assume stuff about the world, history, other people. What is hard to do — and to accept — is listen to other people’s realities.” Nicolette Bethel encourages dialogue on the topic of race in the Bahamas.
Nicolette Bethel maintains that productive discussion about race cannot happen “without understanding, and making peace with our past”. And Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com joins the debate.
“It's hard to explain why we in the Bahamas are so indifferent to our own fascinating heritage,” writes Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith, as he makes a case for the preservation of historical buildings in Nassau.
“This country is facing some huge home-grown problems, together with a multitude of challenges presented by a rapidly-changing world.” Sir Arthur Foulkes, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, thinks that it is time for the PLP to “get over their frustration and settle down to the job the people elected them...
“They should take their losses, pick up their marbles and go about their business of being the most effective opposition ever seen in The Bahamas.” WeblogBahamas.com thinks that the former ruling party's decision to go to Election Court is a waste of time and money.
In the face of several troubling developments, Sidney Sweeting at WeblogBahamas.com asks the question, “Quo Vadis Bahamas?”
Could the Bahamas be the ideal location for an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion facility? Bahama Pundit explores the possibilities.
“Earth to the Caribbean … why would anyone want to visit if one does not feel safe!” Scared Monkeys is concerned about the Bahamas’ rising crime rates in tourist areas.
“It turns out that the things that we have been taught to regard as fundamental to our own identity here in the Bahamas…are based on a lie. But it's a lie that is alive and well in the Bahamas and in the world.” Nicolette Bethel continues to explore the concept...
“I am a believer in Free Trade. Not trade with more bureaucracy, but mutually agreed trade between parties. You have something to sell, I want to buy it and we agree a price for the satisfactory goods.” WeblogBahamas.com says that the principles of Free Trade may not always be so...
“No one can blame our country's failing grade in education solely on the single parent issue but it is certainly a contributing factor in addition to the societal problems that it creates,” writes Sidney Sweeting at WeblogBahamas.com, as he addresses the taboo subject of single parenthood.