· February, 2008

Stories about Bahamas from February, 2008

Caribbean: Castro – End of an Era?

  20 February 2008

The buzz in the regional blogosphere for the last 24 hours has undoubtedly been the retirement of Cuban leader Fidel Castro after nearly 50 years at the helm of the socialist republic. The announcement hardly came as a surprise, what with the last couple of years of anti-Castro bloggers closely following reports of the leader's deteriorating health and speculating as to whether or not he was even alive.

Bahamas: Legalize It?

  19 February 2008

“The legalization of this habit will not lead to an exponential rise in the number of gamblers. It will, however, allow government to fund programmes that can have a positive impact on our youth…”: Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit blogs about legalizing gambling – and Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com thinks...

Bahamas: Thoughts on Bribery

  18 February 2008

“One of the clichés about the so-called third world is that nothing can get done without some money–personal money–changing hands. One of the fortunate things about living in The Bahamas–so far–is that that kind of corruption is not a pervasive feature of our society”: Nicolette Bethel blogs about bribery and...

Bahamas: Power Plant Problems?

  14 February 2008

“For all our concerns for our environment, no one seems to be perturbed about the potentially serious consequences of the proposed power plant by the Bahamas Electricity Corporation“: Dave Ralph at Bahama Pundit explains.

Bahamas: Crime Stats

  4 February 2008

“Have I misunderstood something?”: Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com wonders why the police are refusing to release the country's crime statistics to the public.