Murder-Suicide 1836 – Ensign John Foss (white Englishman) shoots Mary Thomson, his black common law wife

In 1836, a shocking case of domestic violence, a murder-suicide, was revealed, during a Coroner’s Inquest on Monday 22nd August ...
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Runaway White Slaves – Wilhelm and Muller (Germans) – Nassau 1805

How and why two German men, became runaway white slaves, in Nassau, in 1805, is not so strange as one ...
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PLP Very FIRST Director of Communications was a white man, a fixer, named David Probinksy – January 1967

David Probinksy, was a onetime Miami night club owner, catering to coloureds, in the 1950s. By 1965, Probinksy had became ...
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Slaves of Prospect Hill Sold including Adam 7 and Charity 3 – May the Ancestors Be Praised 1827

That same Prospect Ridge. That small hill connecting West Bay Street to John F Kennedy Drive, in Nassau, was once ...
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Liberated Africans – America Perpall, Chance Harvey and Alliday Adderley, Guilleam Rahming – Rest With The Ancestors

Precious little is known about the intimate lives of Nassau’s Liberated Africans. They were settled from captured slave ships - ...
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Mrs. Edith Bertram – First Woman Appointed To A Public Board in The Bahamas Ignited A Firestorm 1903

In January 1903, Mrs. Edith Bertram became the first woman, in the history of the Bahama Islands, to be appointed ...
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Death Granted Sisal Patent and Crown Land in Abaco 1889

Death came to the Bahama Islands in 1889. William Ephraim Death, an engineer with a most striking name, from Leicester ...
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‘No To Carnival’ Says Businesses – Carnival Pays No Taxes and Hogs All The Christmas Money 1924

In 1924, unbeknownst to the local business community on Bay Street and Grant’s Town, Governor Cordeaux gave permission for the ...
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PLP AXES Miss Bahamas International, Dog Shows and Speed Week To Pay MPs Salaries saying “Spend $600,000 to save $6 million” 1967

Miss Bahamas International had little to do with The Bahamas. Other than using the country’s name, as a tourism promotional ...
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BoBo del Monte “Love’s Last Dream” Filmed In Nassau 1922 Builds Theatres Bay Street and Grants Town

Love’s Last Dream was filmed in Nassau in 1922, during the great era of the silent movie. Talking movies, that ...
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