· May, 2008

Stories about Bahamas from May, 2008

Bahamas: Social Breakdown?

  29 May 2008

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit believes that the country's escalating violence, especially among youth, “is not crime. It is impending social breakdown.”

Bahamas: Heterogeneous World

  27 May 2008

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel says: “Bahamians appear to imagine that the world is monocultural. More specifically, we tend to associate specific nations with specific ‘races’. But the world is a multicultural world, and, colonial mythology aside, it is not divided into clumps of people who fit specific moulds.”

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Agriculture & Politics

  21 May 2008

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit weighs in on this and that, saying that “Food self-sufficiency for the Bahamas is an illusion” and that “The American presidential election is…the most interesting presidential race in memory.”

Bahamas: Thoughts on Crime

  20 May 2008

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com laments that crime is out of control, while Craig Butler over at Bahama Pundit thinks that parliamentary hearings on crime should be broadcast on television.

Bahamas: Give Praise

  19 May 2008

“This morning I woke up feeling as though there was a thick gummy layer of gelatine over my head — something too thick and yielding to ever push through — and I began to think about my father’s song, ‘Praise'”: Nicolette Bethel yearns for Bahamians to experience freedom from tyranny...

Bahamas, Cuba: RSVP

  13 May 2008

As an email exchange with the Cuban Ambassador gets heated, Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com says: “I guess my hopes of returning to Cuba are now done.”

Bahamas, Haiti: Seeing for the First Time

  5 May 2008

Nicolette Bethel links to a video series “on the statelessness of children of Haitian parentage growing up in The Bahamas” and says that “every Bahamian should watch them — especially those Bahamians who view their society through the lenses of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’.”

Bahamas, Haiti: Food Challenges

  2 May 2008

“Locally, consumers are not getting value for money. Breadbasket items such as flour, butter, cheese and canned goods have all been outrageously priced,” writes Adrian Gibson at WeblogBahamas.com, while Bajan Global Report says that Haiti will receive food aid from Florida.