Bahamas

Country Bahamas
Capital Nassau
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Bahamian dollar(BSD)
Languages English

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Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas have prospered through tourism and international banking and investment management. Because of its geography, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.

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Hurricane Maria Pounds Turks and Caicos As It Heads to the Bahamas - Live Science

Live Science

Hurricane Maria Pounds Turks and Caicos As It Heads to the Bahamas
Live Science
A hurricane warning is still in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas. Hurricane Maria is now moving northwest at about 8 mph (13 km/h); its eye is expected to move away from the Turks and Caicos today, before passing ...
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico reels, Turks and Caicos hitCNN
The Latest: Maria to cause dangerous currents along US coastMiami Herald
Tens of Thousands Ordered to Evacuate as Puerto Rico Dam FailsVoice of America
CBS News -wnep.com -TCPalm
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Bahamas Qualifies For Cac, Pan Am Games - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Qualifies For Cac, Pan Am Games
Bahamas Tribune
#As they closed out play against Panama, Sherman Ferguson cracked a two-run homer to push the Bahamas up 2-1 in the third inning. Starting pitcher Alcott Forbes went on to hold Panama at bay. including leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the ...



Bahamas extend congratulations on Belize's 36th Independence ... - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Bahamas extend congratulations on Belize's 36th Independence ...
Breaking Belize News (blog)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas issued a statement congratulating Belize on its thirty sixth anniversary of its Independence.

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NASA tracking Hurricane Maria on Bahamas approach - Phys.org - Phys.Org

Phys.Org

NASA tracking Hurricane Maria on Bahamas approach - Phys.org
Phys.Org
This visible image of Hurricane Maria was taken from NOAA's GOES East satellite on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 UTC) as it was nearing the Bahamas. Credit: ...

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Team Bahamas Gets 2-1 Win Over Panama - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Tribune

Team Bahamas Gets 2-1 Win Over Panama
Bahamas Tribune
In game three, the Bahamas lost 8-1 to Canada but again bounced back to thrash Belize 8-0 in the second half of the double header. The team dropped a pair of pivotal losses, an 8-3 decision to Mexico in their opener and then lost 15-2 to Argentina in ...



Team Bahamas Suffers Double Whammy - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Tribune

Team Bahamas Suffers Double Whammy
Bahamas Tribune
#The Bahamas men's national softball team suffered a double whammy yesterday at the Pan American Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. #The team dropped a 8-3 decision to Mexico in their opener and then lost 15-2 to Argentina in ...



Bahamas Links With Armenia - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Links With Armenia
Bahamas Tribune
#THE Bahamas formally established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Armenia on Thursday, through the signing of a joint communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations. #The joint communique was signed on behalf of the government by ...

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Pm To Open Family Island Offices For Monthly Visits - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Tribune

Pm To Open Family Island Offices For Monthly Visits
Bahamas Tribune
#During a media briefing at the OPM in Freeport, The Prime Minister said he held a “productive meeting” with the Grand Bahama Port Authority and met with the principals of the Bahamas Paradise Cruise, the operators of Grand Celebration Cruise ship.

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Maria still a Category 3, moves away from Bahamas - WWBT NBC12 News

Maria still a Category 3, moves away from Bahamas
WWBT NBC12 News
As we head into the weekend, Maria will encounter less favorable atmospheric conditions along its journey. Upper-level wind shear increases plus Maria will be moving over cooler ocean waters. Slow weakening is expected through early next week.

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FEMA chartering Bahamas cruise for hurricane relief in St. Thomas ... - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

FEMA chartering Bahamas cruise for hurricane relief in St. Thomas ...
Miami Herald
National Guard and first responders in St. Thomas will call a cruise ship home for the next three months as part of a FEMA-chartered relief mission in the ...
Bahamas Paradise cruise ship helping FEMA response in St. ThomasWink News

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