£500,000 Government Farm Project Abandoned on Andros 1953

Self-sustaining food and livestock production has always been a difficult objective for the Bahamas. Throughout its modern history, one agricultural ...
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One hundred Stubbs Slaves Escape to Haiti and Seventy Exuma Slaves illegally transported to Cuba 1822

For the 170 Bahama slaves who left the colony sometime in early 1822, (100 to Haiti and 70 to Cuba), ...
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Loyalists Seize Political Power in Nassau 1784

British Loyalists, after the American War of Independence, largely, had two choices. Britain offered them refuge in Canada or they ...
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Dreams of Vineyards for Bahama Islands 1735

There were several half-hearted, well meaning attempts to colonise the Bahamas after the genocide of the native Lucayans. Pirates and ...
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Bahamas Population 27,519 souls March 1851

The British newspapers didn't mince words. They noted, there was nothing of any real interest going on in the Bahamas, ...
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Spaniards Held Prisoners on Mayaguana 1905

On February 17, 1905, the inhabitants of Abraham Bay, on the southern coast of Mayaguana, couldn't believe their good fortune ...
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Bahamas Lawyer Wins $6.7 million in U.S. Lottery 1991

Imagine as a Bahamian, casually buying a few lottery tickets, as we do, while in Miami shopping, and then flying ...
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U.S. Federal Tax Lien Filed Against Roland T. Symonette 1935

It was American Statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin, who in 1789, said "but in this world nothing can be said ...
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Pan American Inaugurates New Plane Service To Nassau 1941

On Monday June 2, 1941, Sir Harry Oakes, Harold G. Christie and Roland Symonette stood in front of the new ...
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Patrick Henry Burns first Superintendent of Telegraph Dies 1930

P. H. Burns was, in his time, one of the most important men in the Bahamas. Patrick Henry Burns, an ...
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