· January, 2010

Stories about Bahamas from January, 2010

Bahamas, Haiti: Solidarity

  25 January 2010

A new website is launched by “a group of Bahamian webizens who hope to mobilize in support of a realistic and sensible immigration policy with respect to Haitians and their children.”

Bahamas: The Easy Way Out?

  16 January 2010

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel takes issue with the alleged statements of her Prime Minister when it comes to helping Haiti: “The message that [he] is sending is that it is all right to allow practical impediments get in the way of help. It is OK to let the fact that it’s...

Caribbean: Helping Haiti

  14 January 2010

Bloggers around the Caribbean react to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Some appeal to the public to support relief efforts; others scrutinise how Caribbean governments and media have responded to the crisis facing the Haitian populace.

Bahamas, Haiti: Where is the Love?

  14 January 2010

“The headlines of our foremost newspapers…rather than forcing us Bahamians to shake our deep, deep prejudices against our closest neighbours…instead reinforce our prejudices and our fears”: Nicolette Bethel says that some of her compatriots are not demonstrating enough compassion for Haiti.

Bahamas: Investing in Culture

  13 January 2010

“The call for some thought to be given to an investment in Bahamian art and culture, is not about tourism at all. It is about finding, and reminding us of, ourselves”: Nicolette Bethel clarifies the purpose of The Day of Absence.

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Same Old Story

  8 January 2010

The Bahamas’ The Gaulin Wife “wasn’t fooled” by the new film Avatar: “The story is clichéd, dangerously so, because while it appears to call into question colonialism’s devastating effects on the colonized, it ultimately reinforces a colonial worldview…”

Bahamas: Day of Absence

  4 January 2010

Nicolette Bethel posts a series of musings about her Day of Absence – “a day to remember and recognize Bahamian artists and cultural workers, who go largely unsung, unnoticed and unremembered, and who are generally assumed not to exist in this nation”; Bahama Pundit offers a critique.