The real Voodoo uncovered

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First Published On: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in the Tribune newspaper. ONE of the most controversial subjects in the Bahamas, a topic which has often been too taboo for public discourse, will come to life in an hour-long documentary at the Bahamas International Film Festival this Friday. In “The Real Voodoo”, documentary filmmaker Sandra Whiteley gives viewers a behind-the-scenes, inside …

Time to stop prostituting Haitians

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First Published On: Thursday, February 03, 2011 in the Tribune newspaper. Haitians have been migrating to the Bahamas for centuries. For race-based reasons, it was a problem in the early 19th century. While the racial legacy formed itself in the post-colonial psyche of African and non-African Bahamians, the modern problem is driven by other issues, like erratic fear, selfish politics …

What does it mean to you to be black?

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First published on Thursday, February 09, 2012 in the Tribune newspaper. THE other day I stumped a politician by asking him a simple question: What is Africa? The question emerged because he responded to another question I posed, are you African, by saying, “No, I am a Bahamian with African heritage.” So naturally, I pressed, and asked, well what does it …

Majority Rule and the PLP

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First Published On: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in the Tribune newspaper. EVERY year when January 10 rolls around, I often feel as though the Progressive Liberal Party’s glorification of Majority Rule Day is a political strategy to guilt me into pledging my allegiance to the PLP as a show of respect for all they did to bring about the liberation …

The battle for Bamboo

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First Published On: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in the Tribune newspaper. IT IS hard to believe 10 months have passed since I put pen to paper to discuss the political future of Branville McCartney, member of parliament for Bamboo Town. When he resigned from the Free National Movement last March, it was unclear if narcissism had simply got the better …