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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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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Obituary of Mr. Raphael Manitz, a Chinese Nurse, Nassau 1904

In 1904, a man named Raphael Manitz, died in the New Providence Asylum. His death notice appeared in the 15th., ...
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Chinese People of Nassau Celebrate their Independence Day 1961

As early as 1863, the British were discussing the idea of introducing Chinese labourers into the Bahamas. The islands needed ...
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Lord Rolle Complaining About Having to Feed Slaves in Exuma 1834

Lord John Rolle was one angry beast of a man in 1834. Not only was forced to free his slaves, ...
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Taxing negro and mulatto slaves to pay for free white apprentices Nassau 1790

The late 1700s, saw the beginnings of a significant historical population expansion in the islands. By 1790, with the influx ...
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Buy a piece of Freeport for just $149.95 in 1969

A deal struck in 1966, for the Mary Carter Paint Company to buy Paradise Island from Huntington Hartford, began a ...
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An enduring legacy by a man who once lived in a cave in Abaco 1974

A statue depicting an Afro-Bahamian mother and child, was unveiled on 11th August 1974, in Rawson Square. A figure of ...
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