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· August, 2007

Stories about Bahamas from August, 2007

Bahamas: The Power of Print

“There's an email making the rounds entitled ‘Blacks Don't Read’. Being Black, I read it”: Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, blogs about the power of print.

Bahamas: End of the Monopoly?

Rick Lowe at thinks that a Supreme Court action questioning the constitutionality of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s monopoly on the industry could be “great news” for consumers.

Bahamas: Election Fever Still Burns

Post-election issues are causing “a divided nation”, according to Craig Butler in this post at Bahama Pundit.

Bahamas: Art & Culture

A blog post by Reginald Shepherd underscores Bahamian Nicolette Bethel‘s point that art and culture “should be a fundamental part of any social agenda”.

Bahamas: Government Responsibility?

Sidney Sweeting, writing at, thinks Bahamians need to understand “where their own responsibilities end and the Government's responsibility begins or vice versa.”

Bahamas: Customer Service from Customs?

“It is well known that 50% to 60% of the Bahamas Government Revenue is from Customs/Import duty.” Rick Lowe at wonders why this does not translate into better customer...

Bahamas, Haiti: Illegal Immmigration

Rick Lowe, writing at, features an article by the late Dr. Julian Simon to make a point about what should be done regarding the Bahamas’ illegal immigration issue.

Bahamas: The Value of Culture

An international take on a Bahamian song leads Nicolette Bethel to muse about “the general dismissal of culture in general (and, by extension, of our culture in particular)”, stating; “most...

Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago: Ian Ali Passes On

Ringplay Productions and Now is Wow acknowledge the passing of television personality, artist and educator, Ian Ali.

Bahamas: Self-Publishing

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel posts a great piece on self-publishing.

Bahamas: Anger Management?

Rick Lowe at wonders “if the anger being exhibited in…general problem solving is not somehow related to the failure of our educational system?”

Bahamas, Barbados: What's the Plan?

Nicolette Bethel thinks that Bahamians can learn from “how Barbados is designing its economy to meet the demands of the 21st century”.

Bahamas: Immigration Policy

Craig Butler, writing at Bahama Pundit, thinks that the Bahamas’ immigration policies towards the children of illegal immigrants “seem geared more towards dehumanization rather than inclusion.”

Barbados: Caribbean Top Ten

Both Cheese-on-Bread and Barbados Free Press report on recently-released rankings of the Top 10 richest countries in the Caribbean.

Bahamas: “Mother” Pratt

Guest authoring at, Oswald Brown tells the inspiring story of Cynthia “Mother” Pratt, adding: “the final chapter has not yet been written.”

Bahamas: Don't Patronize Me

“In our society, what still matters is not what you know but who. Ours is a society that functions uncomfortably like the Mafia.” Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit,...

Barbados, Bahamas: Crop Over & Junkanoo

Kadooment Day signals the end of the Crop Over festivities – Living in Barbados explains, offering interesting comparisons to the Bahamas’ Junkanoo festival.

Bahamas: Energy Policy

“So in the absence of an official Bahamian policy, what can WE do to promote energy security?” Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit thinks that “a little common sense will go...

Caribbean: Emancipation Day

Today is Emancipation Day. On August 1, one hundred and seventy three years ago, freedom from slavery was won in the Caribbean – and Caribbean bloggers still have a lot...

Bahamas: Conference on the Americas

Rick Lowe attended the Conference on the Americas and blogs about his experience at

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