· October, 2008

Stories about Bahamas from October, 2008

Bahamas: Welfare of the Economy

  16 October 2008

In an effort to help Bahamians who are beginning to feel the effects of the global financial crisis, the government has introduced several programmes to help relieve the pinch – but Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas wonders whether it is teetering dangerously close to creating a welfare state.

Bahamas, Haiti: Eyes of a Child

  15 October 2008

Doing Theology from the Caribbean republishes an essay written by a Haitian-Bahamian tenth grader who, after watching The Diary of Anne Frank, notices parallels between the Jews and Haitians.

Bahamas, U.S.A.: On Fundamentalism

  15 October 2008

“One of the problems with a fundamentalist mindset is that it takes a point of view and converts it into the ‘truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’. This is as true for religious fundamentalism as it is for market fundamentalism”: Simon at Bahama Pundit explains.

Bahamas, Jamaica: Money & Culture

  9 October 2008

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel and Jamaican Geoffrey Philp have a conversation about art, culture and money that leaves the latter to conclude: “Culture is too important to be left in the hands of people who only know about money or power.”

Bahamas: Straw Market Budget

  3 October 2008

Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas thinks that the 5 million dollars that the government is allocating to rebuild the Nassau Straw Market “is over the top. This matter deserves clearer thinking.”

Bahamas: Black or White

  2 October 2008

“They know that I’m not white, but my skin-color places me in a liminal space. I’m not white, but to their minds I’m not black enough. This color line is tricky. The Bahamian black/white line is a fluid boundary that varies…” Mental Slavery is grappling with his identity.