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What’s in the Frame: Tourism, art, installation and rebuilding the old whore of a body

By Dr Ian Bethell-Bennett. Frames capture or remove things, images, objects, people for or from the public eye.  The frame of the photo can bring something into sharp focus, or it can reduce that same thing into an abstraction in the fore or background and highlight something else. One image usually metaphorically represents an entire discourse and political, economic and socio-cultural paradigm, a way of thinking about enslaved bodies and their relation to consumer politics, that is to say, discourses of otherness and sexualisation.  

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Cultural Tourism on Exuma: A gem for few, a gem for all

Exuma-blue waters, white sandy beaches and ruins overlooking magnificent views: Exuma has become the new place to vacation in The Bahamas, but Georgetown has had that honour since the 20th Century: it was the chic place to be. Offering a beach on the Tropic of Cancer that can compete with any in the world, Exuma is now the home of an all-inclusive Sandals resort that replaced the former four-star Four Seasons Emerald Bay that was beleaguered by labour problems and closed when it was unable to function at its customary high standards of excellence. Chat and Chill along with many small businesses offer entertainment and great food. 

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The way forward: Dr. Angelique Nixon launches her newest book on tourism and cultural identity

In the wake of Baha Mar’s backruptcy filing and its effect on perceptions of the local tourism industry, Bahamian writer and activist Dr. Angelique V. Nixon looks forward to launching her newest publication, “Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture”. Recently published by University Press of Mississippi, “Resisting Paradise” offers a study of the relationship between tourism and local culture as well as the impact that staging a paradise for foreign visitors has on personal identity.

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