£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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Bishop of Nassau Drowns on the way to his Sermon 1904

Anything can happen to anybody, as the saying goes. Good, bad and indifferent, life and death are unpredictable that's for ...
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First Controversial Appointment of a Wife to Public Office 1903

In 2018, when it was announced that the wife of Prime Minister Hubert Minnis would have her own office, to ...
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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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English Lawyer Ordered Deported Tries to Sue Bahamas 1947

In 1946, Walter Sidney Chaney, an English Barrister, had just landed his dream job. He was on his way to ...
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Bahamas Governor John Gregory born in Canterbury, England 1795

The historical significance of Canterbury to British history, is perhaps equal to the historical significance of an Arch, named after ...
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“Totally subversive to the rights of property” Bahamas Government on Abolition 1833

Much of the legal debate surrounding ending slavery in the British West Indies didn't turn on the question of morality, ...
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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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The Slavery Compensation Records 1838

The Slavery Compensation Records for the Bahamas make for interesting and sobering reading. There were 1,109 uncontested claims and 24 ...
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