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Tropical Storm Erika Could Impact Florida As A Hurricane

We’re still a few days away from any potential impacts from the 5th named storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, but Tropical Storm Erika is causing major headaches for meteorologists. 289 more words

Features

“Gern to Cat Island!” - Education in Motion By Nicolette Archer, Vice Principal, St. Anne’s School, New Providence, Bahamas

I recently came across the following article about Cat Island in a copy of Bahamasair’s inflight magazine, Up and Away, and was absolutely mesmerised by the descriptions of the island. 1,449 more words

Bahamas

Green Turtle Cay’s Haunting Loyalist Sculpture Garden

In “Uncommon Attraction: Green Turtle Cay’s Haunting Loyalist Sculpture Garden,” Steve Bennett, editor of Uncommon Caribbean, explains the “uncommon history about the founding fathers of the tiny island of Green Turtle Cay in the Abaco District of The Bahamas.” As he points out, this version “runs counter to the conventional history of the American Revolution most of us grew up learning in schools across the U.S.” A very interesting read! 236 more words

History

The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Tourism and Foreign Development: an Interview with Friends of the Environment

On August 5th, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Kristin Williams, Executive Director of FRIENDS of the Environment. Friends is a Bahamian non-profit environmental organization devoted to preserving Abaco’s fragile environment and working towards a more sustainable future. 2,042 more words

The Bahamas

Ignored and Abandoned in Abaco: The Humanitarian Crisis Developing in Marsh Harbour

In the 1960s, Haitians began to migrate from Port-de-Paix to The Bahamas, seeking occupational opportunities and refuge from the ruthless authoritarian regime of Haiti’s then dictator-president, François “Papa Doc” Duvalier. 803 more words

Immigration

Bahamas Defence Force apprehends more illegal Haitian and Cuban immigrants at sea

Caribbean 360 reports that law enforcement authorities have held yet another group of Haitians trying to get into the Bahamas. Deportation is imminent and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell laments the financial implications of deportation. 155 more words

News

Documentary Film:  “Nassau over the Hill”

In Nassau, The Bahamas, the Island House Cinema is hosting the Caribbean Storyteller Series. Tomorrow, August 8 at 5:00pm, they are screening the documentary Nassau over the Hill… 622 more words

Film