· September, 2007

Stories about Bahamas from September, 2007

Bahamas: Artists or Liars

  28 September 2007

“Where we don't explore ourselves, we pay the price”: Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, explains how lack of any real emphasis on the arts translates into creating “a society of liars.”

Bahamas: Price Control

  21 September 2007

“Three cheers for a politician that finally has the guts to speak the truth on a highly political matter,” writes Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com, as the country's Prime Minister makes a statement on price control at the recent CARICOM Summit.

Bahamas: Political Propaganda?

  20 September 2007

After receiving what he refers to as “e-mails of propaganda” from the Bahamas’ recently ousted political party, Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com asks: “Maybe we are not as politically mature as we attempt to portray?”

Bahamas: Bootleggers

  20 September 2007

“Nassau as we know it today is largely a creation of the revenue earned from bootlegging”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit revisits the days of the rum runners.

Bahamas: Repertory Season

  19 September 2007

“Nassau has lots of halls, but is severely challenged when it comes to theatres!” says Ringplay Productions, but this hasn't stopped them from putting together a lineup of great plays to kick off the Bahamas’ Winston Saunders Repertory Season.

Bahamas: Fighting Crime

  19 September 2007

As the annual murder toll in the Bahamas reaches 55, Rick Lowe at WebogBahamas.com says that each citizen has a role to play in getting a handle on crime.

Bahamas: Zero Tolerance

  18 September 2007

Sidney Sweeting, writing at WeblogBahamas.com, thinks that “it is time for zero tolerance” when it comes to violence in the society.

Madagascar: Young and desperate, will emigrate

  17 September 2007

An allegedly bogus employment firm is in legal trouble in Madagascar. The firm called, Gateway Global Consultants, and headed by a certain Steve Turmel, an international consultant, who is now facing an interdiction to leave the country, had promised to thousands of Malagasies a job in the Bahamas for the...

Bahamas, USA: Health Insurance

  17 September 2007

“I do not believe that my health is a commodity that the ‘market’ — any market — should determine. That’s what I elect my governments for,” writes Nicolette Bethel, as she examines the issue of health insurance.

Bahamas: Cannabis Conundrum

  12 September 2007

“I believe that far too many young Bahamians go through life with a criminal record for smoking marijuana when the Police could expend their energy solving more serious crime.” Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com posts video of a British television debate to stimulate discussion on whether marijuana should be legalised in...

Bahamas: Best Little Country?

  11 September 2007

Craig Butler, blogging at Bahama Pundit, would like to think that the Bahamas is “the best little country in the world…but then the reality sets in and I have to check myself.”

Bahamas: A Lesson from Africa?

  10 September 2007

Rick Lowe, writing at WeblogBahamas.com, reads and article on how to help Africa out of its impoverishment and wonders: “Is there a lesson in this for The Bahamas?”

Bahamas: Education Reform?

  4 September 2007

“Surely society should expect no less than school leavers who can read, write, and have a basic grasp of maths.” Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com is concerned about the island's education system.