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
Bahamas - BBC
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The Bahamas reopens to visitors - Travel WeeklyThe Bahamas reopens to visitors  Travel Weekly

Major Airlines Return to The Bahamas Caribbean Journal - Caribbean JournalMajor Airlines Return to The Bahamas Caribbean Journal  Caribbean Journal

Bahamas to Reopen to International Travel on July 1 - Travel AgentBahamas to Reopen to International Travel on July 1  Travel Agent

The Bahamas Is Now Open for Tourism Caribbean Journal - Caribbean JournalThe Bahamas Is Now Open for Tourism Caribbean Journal  Caribbean Journal

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Prepares For Phase 2 Reopening July 1 - PRNewswireBahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Prepares For Phase 2 Reopening July 1  PRNewswire

Canadian volunteers send emergency food kits to 1,400 families in Bahamas - Newstalk 610 CKTB (iHeartRadio)Canadian volunteers send emergency food kits to 1,400 families in Bahamas  Newstalk 610 CKTB (iHeartRadio)

The Bahamas Launches Mobile App - TravelPulseThe Bahamas Launches Mobile App  TravelPulse

Bahamas maintains Tier 1 Trafficking in Persons ranking - EyeWitness NewsBahamas maintains Tier 1 Trafficking in Persons ranking  EyeWitness News

How to Visit The Bahamas When It Reopens for Tourism - Caribbean JournalHow to Visit The Bahamas When It Reopens for Tourism  Caribbean Journal

Bahamas Prepares to Reopen to International Visitors July 1 - TravelPulseBahamas Prepares to Reopen to International Visitors July 1  TravelPulse

Turnquest: The Bahamas will rebound despite “unprecedented economic shock” - EyeWitness NewsTurnquest: The Bahamas will rebound despite “unprecedented economic shock”  EyeWitness News

'Significant flood' of requests for Bahamas travel info - EyeWitness News'Significant flood' of requests for Bahamas travel info  EyeWitness News

Covid-19 Stymied Recovery in the Bahamas. Now, Things Are Opening Again. - Bahamas - ReliefWebCovid-19 Stymied Recovery in the Bahamas. Now, Things Are Opening Again. - Bahamas  ReliefWeb

Balearia Relaunches Ferries from Florida to The Bahamas - Caribbean JournalBalearia Relaunches Ferries from Florida to The Bahamas  Caribbean Journal

Op-Ed: It's better in The Bahamas - EyeWitness NewsOp-Ed: It's better in The Bahamas  EyeWitness News

The Bahamas is the highest placed non-European ship Registry on the Paris MoU White list - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideThe Bahamas is the highest placed non-European ship Registry on the Paris MoU White list  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

This Gorgeous Private Island Resort in the Bahamas Is Offering Major Deals for Long-term Stays - Travel + LeisureThis Gorgeous Private Island Resort in the Bahamas Is Offering Major Deals for Long-term Stays  Travel + Leisure

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Prepares For Phase 1 Reopening June 15 - PRNewswireBahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Prepares For Phase 1 Reopening June 15  PRNewswire

Tourists can travel to the Bahamas by air and sea, if proven negative for coronavirus - USA TODAYTourists can travel to the Bahamas by air and sea, if proven negative for coronavirus  USA TODAY

The Bahamas Reopens to Tourists on July 1 — Here's What You Need to Know About Traveling There - PEOPLEThe Bahamas Reopens to Tourists on July 1 — Here's What You Need to Know About Traveling There  PEOPLE

Caribbean, Struggling in the Pandemic, Braces for Hurricane Season - The New York TimesCaribbean, Struggling in the Pandemic, Braces for Hurricane Season  The New York Times

This Bahamas sculpture garden is underwater - CNNThis Bahamas sculpture garden is underwater  CNN

The Bahamas Has a New Mobile App Caribbean Journal - Caribbean JournalThe Bahamas Has a New Mobile App Caribbean Journal  Caribbean Journal

Health insurer's Bahamas exit to be 'orderly' - Bahamas TribuneHealth insurer's Bahamas exit to be 'orderly'  Bahamas Tribune

Bahamian PM Urges Citizens Not to Travel to Coronavirus Hot Spots - Voice of AmericaBahamian PM Urges Citizens Not to Travel to Coronavirus Hot Spots  Voice of America

The Bahamas' Pink Sands Resort Is Open Again Caribbean Journal - Caribbean JournalThe Bahamas' Pink Sands Resort Is Open Again Caribbean Journal  Caribbean Journal

Armando Bacot Intent on Returning to Bahamas Form - 247SportsArmando Bacot Intent on Returning to Bahamas Form  247Sports

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Hosts Virtual Sales Programs Around the World to Attract Tourism - PRNewswireThe Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Hosts Virtual Sales Programs Around the World to Attract Tourism  PRNewswire

Bahamas: Phase Two Begins Next Wednesday, July 1 - TravelPulse CanadaBahamas: Phase Two Begins Next Wednesday, July 1  TravelPulse Canada

Bahamas To Reopen with COVID Restrictions - Business Jet TravelerBahamas To Reopen with COVID Restrictions  Business Jet Traveler

Generali to drop out of Bahamian market - EyeWitness NewsGenerali to drop out of Bahamian market  EyeWitness News

Bahamas reverses itself, will require COVID-19 test for tourists after July 1. - Miami HeraldBahamas reverses itself, will require COVID-19 test for tourists after July 1.  Miami Herald

Cannabis reform - 'get on with it' - Bahamas TribuneCannabis reform - 'get on with it'  Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas joins UN members in condemning racism worldwide - EyeWitness NewsBahamas joins UN members in condemning racism worldwide  EyeWitness News

Six women arrested after video of fight on Grand Bahama - Bahamas TribuneSix women arrested after video of fight on Grand Bahama  Bahamas Tribune

'New boater obstacle' in Customs check-out - Bahamas Tribune'New boater obstacle' in Customs check-out  Bahamas Tribune

The Bahamas' Baha Mar Resort Is Reopening in October - Caribbean JournalThe Bahamas' Baha Mar Resort Is Reopening in October  Caribbean Journal

Bahamas joins IDB 'innovation challenge' – EyeWitness News - EyeWitness NewsBahamas joins IDB 'innovation challenge' – EyeWitness News  EyeWitness News

The Bahamas will reopen in June for private yachts, planes and July for everyone else - Time OutThe Bahamas will reopen in June for private yachts, planes and July for everyone else  Time Out

August Town 'hit man' arrested at hotel in The Bahamas - Jamaica GleanerAugust Town 'hit man' arrested at hotel in The Bahamas  Jamaica Gleaner

Bahamas pushes for on-site FATF visit - EyeWitness NewsBahamas pushes for on-site FATF visit  EyeWitness News

Insurers warned: Do not keep 'eggs in one basket' - Bahamas TribuneInsurers warned: Do not keep 'eggs in one basket'  Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Tourism Is Going Virtual in Renewed Sales Push - Caribbean JournalBahamas Tourism Is Going Virtual in Renewed Sales Push  Caribbean Journal

Bahamas First makes BISX trading debut – EyeWitness News - EyeWitness NewsBahamas First makes BISX trading debut – EyeWitness News  EyeWitness News

RBDF vessel sustains damage – EyeWitness News - EyeWitness NewsRBDF vessel sustains damage – EyeWitness News  EyeWitness News

Summer Fests, Franco, Zawinul, Malian Guitarists, Argentina And Bela Plus The Bahamas - KMUWSummer Fests, Franco, Zawinul, Malian Guitarists, Argentina And Bela Plus The Bahamas  KMUW

IT: Bahamas needs 15-year overhaul completed in five - Bahamas TribuneIT: Bahamas needs 15-year overhaul completed in five  Bahamas Tribune

Celebrate The Bahamas Independence Day with these Authentic Recipes - Island OriginsCelebrate The Bahamas Independence Day with these Authentic Recipes  Island Origins

INSIGHT: Marchar Jean was her school's star pupil - today she's trapped by a nonsensical system which is a stain on our nation - Bahamas TribuneINSIGHT: Marchar Jean was her school's star pupil - today she's trapped by a nonsensical system which is a stain on our nation  Bahamas Tribune

Cooper demands 'level playing field' for credit unions - EyeWitness NewsCooper demands 'level playing field' for credit unions  EyeWitness News

5 Caribbean Vacation Destinations Reopening This Summer - The New York Times5 Caribbean Vacation Destinations Reopening This Summer  The New York Times

Expedia travelers eyeing Bahamas July reopen – EyeWitness News - EyeWitness NewsExpedia travelers eyeing Bahamas July reopen – EyeWitness News  EyeWitness News

Bahamas Bridge the 'Narrowest Place on Earth' - The Weather ChannelBahamas Bridge the 'Narrowest Place on Earth'  The Weather Channel

Three killed in traffic accident in Grand Bahama - Bahamas TribuneThree killed in traffic accident in Grand Bahama  Bahamas Tribune

BREA: 'Private islands, remote destinations helping set Bahamas real estate market on fire' - EyeWitness NewsBREA: 'Private islands, remote destinations helping set Bahamas real estate market on fire'  EyeWitness News

Fears as Sahara dust cloud heads to Bahamas - Bahamas TribuneFears as Sahara dust cloud heads to Bahamas  Bahamas Tribune

The Bahamas' Atlantis Resort Is Reopening in July - Caribbean JournalThe Bahamas' Atlantis Resort Is Reopening in July  Caribbean Journal

Bahamas has no idea of Dorian death toll after names of the missing were removed from list - Miami HeraldBahamas has no idea of Dorian death toll after names of the missing were removed from list  Miami Herald

Rights Bahamas supports coroner's inquest for Dorian victims - EyeWitness NewsRights Bahamas supports coroner's inquest for Dorian victims  EyeWitness News

Dorian missing numbers will continue to fluctuate – Natl. security minister - EyeWitness NewsDorian missing numbers will continue to fluctuate – Natl. security minister  EyeWitness News

Jamaican 'hitman' is captured in Grand Bahama hotel - Bahamas TribuneJamaican 'hitman' is captured in Grand Bahama hotel  Bahamas Tribune

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Bahamas Petroleum Company plc - GlobeNewswireForm 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Bahamas Petroleum Company plc  GlobeNewswire

Beaches and parks closed for holiday weekend - EyeWitness NewsBeaches and parks closed for holiday weekend  EyeWitness News

Legal reforms tighten 'failing' bank oversight - Bahamas TribuneLegal reforms tighten 'failing' bank oversight  Bahamas Tribune

Dames: No resistance to police body-worn cams - EyeWitness NewsDames: No resistance to police body-worn cams  EyeWitness News

More RIU resorts reopening in the DR, Bahamas, Aruba and Mexico - TravelweekMore RIU resorts reopening in the DR, Bahamas, Aruba and Mexico  Travelweek

Tourists, residents urged to wear mask or face $200 fines, jail - EyeWitness NewsTourists, residents urged to wear mask or face $200 fines, jail  EyeWitness News

Family Island tourism attractions, excursions and tours resume tomorrow - EyeWitness NewsFamily Island tourism attractions, excursions and tours resume tomorrow  EyeWitness News

Some Abaco rebuilds do not meet electrical code - EyeWitness NewsSome Abaco rebuilds do not meet electrical code  EyeWitness News

Smith to step down from University of The Bahamas in 2022 - Bahamas TribuneSmith to step down from University of The Bahamas in 2022  Bahamas Tribune

Immaculate Two Bedroom Lyford Cay Apartment - Mls 41297, Other Bahamas, BS - Home for sale - The New York TimesImmaculate Two Bedroom Lyford Cay Apartment - Mls 41297, Other Bahamas, BS - Home for sale  The New York Times

Carnival Cruise Ship Assists Stranded Vessel in Bahamas - Cruise RadioCarnival Cruise Ship Assists Stranded Vessel in Bahamas  Cruise Radio

Passenger sailing between Port Everglades and the Bahamas resume - Islander News.comPassenger sailing between Port Everglades and the Bahamas resume  Islander News.com

Letters to the Editor: Oh! What a Meritorious Mess - EyeWitness NewsLetters to the Editor: Oh! What a Meritorious Mess  EyeWitness News

Balearia Caribbean Relaunches Service From Ft. Lauderdale to Bahamas - South Florida Caribbean NewsBalearia Caribbean Relaunches Service From Ft. Lauderdale to Bahamas  South Florida Caribbean News

Bahamas 47th Independence Virtual Made-for-Television Celebration - Magnetic MediaBahamas 47th Independence Virtual Made-for-Television Celebration  Magnetic Media

Abaco struggles to find new workers - Bahamas TribuneAbaco struggles to find new workers  Bahamas Tribune

Health officials debunk BPL COVID-19 scare – EyeWitness News - EyeWitness NewsHealth officials debunk BPL COVID-19 scare – EyeWitness News  EyeWitness News

Dorian Small Home Repairs Program spends $3 mil. in Abaco and GB - EyeWitness NewsDorian Small Home Repairs Program spends $3 mil. in Abaco and GB  EyeWitness News

FACE TO FACE: My Bahamian queen in the year of Independence - Bahamas TribuneFACE TO FACE: My Bahamian queen in the year of Independence  Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas joins call for 'urgent debate on racism' - Bahamas TribuneBahamas joins call for 'urgent debate on racism'  Bahamas Tribune

Sears urges govt. review of public emergency provisions - EyeWitness NewsSears urges govt. review of public emergency provisions  EyeWitness News

Munroe: More than a dozen complainants added to proclamation challenge - EyeWitness NewsMunroe: More than a dozen complainants added to proclamation challenge  EyeWitness News

Man dead, woman missing at sea and two injured after boating accident - Bahamas TribuneMan dead, woman missing at sea and two injured after boating accident  Bahamas Tribune

Scientists Discover Remote Vast Breeding Grounds For Disappearing Bahamian Conchs - WLRNScientists Discover Remote Vast Breeding Grounds For Disappearing Bahamian Conchs  WLRN

COVID-19 outbreaks to continue over next two years, says PAHO - EyeWitness NewsCOVID-19 outbreaks to continue over next two years, says PAHO  EyeWitness News

High-risk travelers will be denied entry - EyeWitness NewsHigh-risk travelers will be denied entry  EyeWitness News

Govt. to evaluate new IMF funding access - EyeWitness NewsGovt. to evaluate new IMF funding access  EyeWitness News

Travel restrictions to be lifted for China, Korea and Iran - EyeWitness NewsTravel restrictions to be lifted for China, Korea and Iran  EyeWitness News

Digital B$ rolled-out nationally by Q3 end - Bahamas TribuneDigital B$ rolled-out nationally by Q3 end  Bahamas Tribune

NCTUB executives back president - EyeWitness NewsNCTUB executives back president  EyeWitness News

RBDF launches investigation into damaged boat - Bahamas TribuneRBDF launches investigation into damaged boat  Bahamas Tribune

Potter's Cay 'moves into 21st century' on card payment tie-up - Bahamas TribunePotter's Cay 'moves into 21st century' on card payment tie-up  Bahamas Tribune

Smith: I will not abandon UB - EyeWitness NewsSmith: I will not abandon UB  EyeWitness News

Boat collision victim identified, woman remains missing - EyeWitness NewsBoat collision victim identified, woman remains missing  EyeWitness News

Equinor files defense in negligence suit over Dorian oil spill - EyeWitness NewsEquinor files defense in negligence suit over Dorian oil spill  EyeWitness News

Fidelity's warning on visits to the U.S. - Bahamas TribuneFidelity's warning on visits to the U.S.  Bahamas Tribune

Slowed rate of testing a reflection of reduced cases, suggests Forbes - EyeWitness NewsSlowed rate of testing a reflection of reduced cases, suggests Forbes  EyeWitness News

COVID scare closes BPL - Bahamas TribuneCOVID scare closes BPL  Bahamas Tribune

'Renovation Island': Here's How Much It Costs to Stay at the Baeumler Family's Luxury Bahamas Beach Resort - Showbiz Cheat Sheet'Renovation Island': Here's How Much It Costs to Stay at the Baeumler Family's Luxury Bahamas Beach Resort  Showbiz Cheat Sheet