Friday 22nd. June, 1832, Columbus Statue Erected Amid Battle Over Slavery Between Assembly and Governor Carmichael Smyth

On 22nd June, 1832, a statue of Christopher Columbus, was unveiled, at Government House for the very first time. While it stood there, some 189 years and counting… all manner Continue Reading

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Vote Granted To Murray G. Farquharson, Free Person of Colour, By An Act of the Assembly Was Undoubtedly Political 1830

In January 1830, Murray G. Farquharson, a free, person of colour, was politically gifted with one of the highest honours a man could have, in The Bahamas, at that time. Continue Reading

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Elections 1832 – Fights, Cheating, Negroes and Coloureds Vote and Riot, Candidates Beaten Up, Winners Woke Up As Losers

Freeholder blacks and coloureds, in the Bahama Islands, voted in 1832 – a full two years – before the end of slavery in 1834. They were of course, disqualified, by Continue Reading

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Turks and Caicos Forced To Pay Separation Debt To Nassau To Be Free Of Bahama Islands 1848

Independence debt or Separation debt, however one wishes to call it, historically speaking, meant that territories were forced to pay for their political and economic freedom. This was not uncommon. Continue Reading

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