Bahamas

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

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Introduction

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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Bahamas - Wikipedia
Bahamas - CIA World Fact Book
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Bahamas cannot 'shortcut' exchange control relaxing | The Tribune - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas cannot 'shortcut' exchange control relaxing | The Tribune
Bahamas Tribune
THE Bahamas cannot “shortcut” economic reforms essential to underpinning exchange control liberalisation that can go “much further”, the Central Bank's governor said yesterday.Signalling that further relaxation will be forthcoming, John Rolle said th.

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Bahamas facing $500m storm bill over next decade | The Tribune - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas facing $500m storm bill over next decade | The Tribune
Bahamas Tribune
THE Bahamas will reap multi-billion dollar benefits if it acts now to upgrade physical and environmental protections against $500 million in forecast storm damage, an engineer said yesterday.Carlos Palacious, director of operations for Caribbean Coas.

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Whale Cay:Magnificent £12m private island in the Bahamas once owned by speed-boat racing heiress is for sale - Homes and Property

Homes and Property

Whale Cay:Magnificent £12m private island in the Bahamas once owned by speed-boat racing heiress is for sale
Homes and Property
A private island in the Bahamas once owned by a cross-dressing, tattooed, speed-boat racing heiress who had affairs with a string of Golden Age Hollywood actresses has gone on sale for just over £14million ($20million). Whale Cay has 12 miles of ...



Bahamas: The subtle ascent of an unassuming sensation - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Bahamas: The subtle ascent of an unassuming sensation
The Globe and Mail
"If I can never be the next greatest thing, that would be fine with me," says the Toronto-based musician who works professionally as Bahamas. "I'd be happy with that." Jurvanen, a gifted guitarist and cool-breeze melodist who released his fourth album ...



The Finish Line: Bahamas Baseball Federation Makes'a Move That Should Be Commended' - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Tribune

The Finish Line: Bahamas Baseball Federation Makes'a Move That Should Be Commended'
Bahamas Tribune
#THE Bahamas Baseball Federation's decision to cease all operations and allow the Bahamas Baseball Federation to carry out their mandate as the governing body for baseball in the country is a move that should be commended. #Over the years, several ...

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Watch Bahamas Perform Live at Paste Studio :: Music :: Video ... - Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine

Watch Bahamas Perform Live at Paste Studio :: Music :: Video ...
Paste Magazine
Toronto-based songwriter Afie Jurvanen returns with Earthtones, an ambitious album recorded with D'Angelo's rhythm section.
How Bahamas overcame writer's block to create his catchiest album ...CBC.ca

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Wto: Bahamas Has 'Too Much Baggage' Unless Government Acts - Bahamas Tribune

Wto: Bahamas Has 'Too Much Baggage' Unless Government Acts
Bahamas Tribune
#The Government has set a 2019 deadline for the Bahamas to accede to full World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership, but Mr Myers said it had left Bahamian companies carrying "too much baggage" unless it moved "very aggressively" to put its house in ...

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Plane with 6 on board missing in Bahamas - Chronicle

Chronicle

Plane with 6 on board missing in Bahamas
Chronicle
Nassau (Bahamas) — Aviation officials in the Bahamas say a search is ongoing for a small plane that was travelling to the capital of Nassau and never reached its destination. The twin-engine Piper Aztec was en route on Wednesday, 17 January, from the ...
Bahamas military recovers body from small plane crash at seaStars and Stripes

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Enter for chance to win Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas Getaway - KABC-TV

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Enter for chance to win Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas Getaway
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ABC7 and LIVE with Kelly & Ryan want to give you a chance to win an Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas Getaway! Get ready to escape that winter chill with Kelly and Ryan as they take LIVE on the road (and across the ocean) to Atlantis Paradise Island ...



Small plane with 6 on board vanishes from radar in Bahamas - Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com

Small plane with 6 on board vanishes from radar in Bahamas
Tampabay.com
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities lost track of a small plane with six people on board Wednesday as it traveled between two islands in the Bahamas and searchers later found a debris field, suggesting the aircraft may have crashed into the ocean ...
Child among dead in Bahamas plane crashJamaica Gleaner
Some Bodies Recovered After Plane Crashes in the BahamasNBC 6 South Florida
Six Feared Dead in Bahamas Plane CrashThe St. Kitts-Nevis Observer
The Bahama Journal
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