£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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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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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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Nassau Boy Beaten For Not Picking Enough Cotton 1894

Whipping, beating and the wholesale corporal punishment of children did not begin, in modern human culture, with negro slavery. All ...
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“A colony was as near being dead as a living body may be” but then came liquor 1920

Historically speaking, there is one inescapable fact, the Bahamas, has profited immensely from various forms of smuggling. From pirates in ...
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Armbrister Shoes, Bay Street, Nassau 1908

In 1908, shops on Bay Street, had the monopoly on retail fashion. That's where you went to buy everything from ...
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Tradition of the Curfew Nassau 1888

The curfew bell was a long held English tradition. During the Medieval Period, the curfew bell was rung as a ...
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Married by 13. A toothless hag by 35. Hope Town, Abaco women 1890

Disclaimer: We didn't write this. They did. So the ladies of Abaco need not write to us in protest. Who ...
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A Problem with History – What are we really celebrating at John Canoe?

In the Bahamas, at some point in its not too distant past, the native fete of John Canoe, the dance ...
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Christmas in Nassau 1884

Christmas in New Providence, in the bygone era of 1884, was different in some ways and similar in many ways, ...
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