Govt ‘running scared’ over marital rape bill

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MY MOTHER always told me, ‘a wise man can’t reason away what a fool believes’, so I have little faith my analysis will change the opinions of those afflicted with the ignorance virus, as it relates to the current debate about spousal rape. I do hope those who are more informed and simply afflicted with a severe case of spinelessness …

The pain of enlightenment: Discarding the colonial mask

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(As published in The Tribune newspaper by staff reporter Noelle Nicolls, on Monday, March 15, 2010) MANY times in life we are confronted with the truth that ignorance is bliss. But less we become too blind to our own self-destructive ways, let us not forget that “when you’re dumb, you’re dangerous”. A truth all too uncomfortable to accept is the …

The Myth of Identity and Our Dirty Little Secret

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(As published in The Tribune newspaper by staff reporter Noelle Nicolls, on Monday, February 01, 2010) BAHAMIANS base their very survival and sense of self worth on preserving what is believed to be the quintessential Bahamian way of life. With a possessive, sometimes almost fanatical sense of pride, they stand unwavering in defence of this identity. Unfortunately, the concept of …

Conspiring to destroy Haiti: Past and present

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(As published in The Tribune newspaper by staff reporter Noelle Nicolls, on Monday, February 01, 2010) THE transformative power of the spoken word has been proven throughout the centuries, but one wonders if declaring the Bahamas a Christian nation through constitutional declaration and use of the public pulpit is sufficient to make it actually so. The nation’s claim to Christian …

Dreadlock Discrimination

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Recently I was offered the position of Sales and Marketing Manager at Atlantis, Kerzner International [Nassau, Bahamas], an offer that was based on my experience, knowledge and enthusiasm—or so I thought. Imagine my utter horror, consternation, and disgust when I was later told that the offer had been rescinded because of my hair style: dreadlocks. I consider myself to be …