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I am black and my money is green: Better service for domestic tourists

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I could go into all of the reasons why some black people still act as though white people have green money and the rest of us don’t, but I won’t. Suffice to say, it is the mentality of an enslaved mind and it annoys the hell out of me. Over the past two weeks while travelling as The Domestic Tourist …


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The So-Called Haitian Problem: Our Big Lie and the Cultural Attitudes That Sustain It

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Remarks delivered to the 2015 WACC-Caribe Regional Seminar and Assembly: “Strengthening Communication Rights for Migrants in the Host Countries of the Caribbean – Strategies For Integration And Survival” Good Afternoon to my extended family in the region, It is a privilege to join this esteemed assembly of the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) to discuss the strengthening communication rights for …


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To hell with what tourists think: Time to break free of the tourist plantation

Noelle Khalila Nicolls Talkin Sense

The recent Klu Klux Klan style protest on Bay Street during the New Year’s Day Junkanoo parade is understandably causing outrage among Bahamians. However, my problem with the obscene display is not that a protest was allowed to take place, because I have no intrinsic problem with Junkanoo being used as a platform to protest. I have long been an …


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What do you pledge your allegiance to?

Noelle Khalila Nicolls Talkin Sense

When was the last time you recited the Bahamian Pledge of Allegiance. For me, it was high school, more than thirteen years ago. Looking at it again now, I wonder, how relevant is the pledge and does it reflect where our allegiances really are as a nation. On the weekend, my father reminded me that when he was growing up, …

Negotiating with the gatekeeper: Young entrepreneurs and tourism

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IF the movements made by a handful of young Bahamian professionals over the past year in tourism are any indication of the entrepreneurial thinking of their counterparts, then there is some hope for the future outlook of tourism in the Bahamas. #Entrepreneurs such as Alanna Rogers, Jamie Lewis, Adlai Kerr and Scott Turnquest, owners of tourism startups Tru Bahamian Food …