Ebo Venus, Hard Times and Good Luck, the Slaves of Alexander Forbes of Exuma 1822

The surname Forbes, like Rolle, and Bain are some of the more prevalent surnames in the Bahamas. They, like many ...
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Freeman’s Hall Plantation, Cat Island and 15 Slaves For Sale in 1812; For Sale Today Minus the Slaves and Sheep

Substantial crown land grants, given to the Loyalists, an assortment of British settlers, and to a miscellaneous hodgepodge of opportunist ...
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Harbour Islanders Say No To Electricity 1943

Bahamians call electricity - current. Such as strange word in today's vernacular, don't you think? To those unfamiliar with history ...
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“Guard Our Heritage” Celebrating 250 Years of Parliamentary Democracy 1979

With its 1973 independence, a new Social Contract had been psychosocially and constitutionally enacted between the Bahamian government and the ...
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100 Scottish-Irish Bahamians and Thousands of Black Bahamians Exported As Labourers To America 1945

If we look to great stories of historical importance, especially those whose origins begin in the ocean crossing annals of ...
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Popular Bahamas Police Band Performance “Beat Retreat” Explained

Some of greatest military manoeuvres in history involved the retreat. The Retreat of Dunkirk during World War II, the March ...
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Common Journey better known as Johnny Cake, An Early Mention In A Poem About Two Women Marrying Each Other 1799

Common Journey is perhaps the most appropriate name for the bread, which has, over the past two hundred years or ...
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Green Turtle Cay People Hardly Bathed And Marsh Harbour Was Just A 1,500 Orange Tree Plantation 1851

In 1851, people from Green Turtle Cay hardly bathed for fear of catching cold. We might laugh at this old ...
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CALL THE MIDWIFE 1953

In 1953, there were 257 licensed midwives in the Bahamas. In fact, there were more licensed midwives than there were ...
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Sir Roland Symonette “It is my considered opinion that the roach did not consume much of the rum” House of Assembly 1961

Some reckon that part of the good old days, was when Bahamians weren't scared of anything. Your old Grammy and ...
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