•Simon is a young Bahamian with things on his mind who wishes to remain anonymous. His column 'Front Porch' is published every Tuesday in the Nassau Guardian. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Renewing the City of Nassau is a journey of self-definition and discovery: a recollection of history that informs our national longings and forward thinking.
It is an exercise of the Bahamian Imagination that should not be calculated with limited regard for a broader vision for the development of the island and Commonwealth which Nassau anchors.
A city’s architecture, especially the capital, chronicles a nation’s history and showcases its ambitions, priorities and dreams – and its conceits and failures.