Battle Lines Drawn Over Control of Freeport 1969

In 1969, regarding the battle over Freeport, a London paper wrote, "Black power is an element, certainly, in the Bahamas ...
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World’s First Under The Sea Post Office Nassau Bahamas 1939

The Photosphere was so famous that the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, came to the Bahamas, to see ...
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Intimidation and Terrorism By The New Loyalists On New Providence 1784

In 1784, the Loyalists began a campaign of intimidation, bordering on terrorism, in Nassau. What else would you call a ...
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Husband Finds Wife In Bed With Another Man Then Slices Lover’s Ears Off on Grand Bahama 1824

John D. Smith of Grand Bahama was one angry white man in 1824. Smith had only one thing on his ...
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Bahamas Gets British Convicts as Labourers and Settlers 1856

In 1856, despite there being thousands upon thousands of unskilled negro labourers languishing outside huts, and lazing aimlessly in the ...
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Deputy Speaker Frank Christie Resigns Over 12 Counts of Election Bribery and Corruption 1956

Since the Loyalist years in the late 1700s, which changed the balance of power in the Bahamas, the direct descendants ...
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Governor of Bahamas Lord Dunmore Takes Hog Island for Himself 1791

Beginning with Woodes Rogers, one thing can be said of most, if not all, of the early colonial governors. They ...
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Armed White Men and Trusted Slaves Protect Salt Trade Exuma 1742

Few people remember that in the 18th and early century, Exuma was once a major salt producer, for the Bahama ...
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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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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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