NOT OFF THE TABLE: Govt still intends to construct national park for Bahamian heroes, says Mitchell

“Action on the statue has enlivened the debate in a way we never did on the subject”  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While it was not shared in the Speech from the Throne, the government intends to construct a national park for all Bahamians named as national heroes, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell. “Well, […]

UP FOR DISCUSSION: Cabinet to consider colonial monuments after man partially tears down Columbus statue

PM expects those responsible for damage to be lawfully dealt with “There is a loud cry for us to ensure that our history is properly represented” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that he empathizes with those who would wish for the reminders of The Bahamas’ colonial past to be removed, […]

A BIGGER CONVERSATION: Historian suggests damage to Columbus statute could result in ‘awakening’

“We don’t have a national heroes park and we’re almost 50 years in independence” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — University of The Bahamas (UB) history professor Dr Christopher Curry said yesterday that the man who took a sledgehammer to the statue of Christopher Columbus at Government House on Saturday was engaging in an apparent act of anti-colonialism. […]