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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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., ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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, ...
Read More