A Bitterly Divided Bahamas Limps Towards Independence 1971

Nothing was more divisive, in the modern era of the Bahamas, than the question of independence. It created a climate ...
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News of Negro Freedom Arrives at Turks Island 1838

Many forget that the Turks and Caicos Islands were once part of the Bahama chain. When the Bahamas gained independence ...
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Anti-Explosives Bill Passed After Terrorist Bombing Nassau 1958

The 1958 bombing of the Royal Victoria Hotel in Nassau, and the hurriedly passed government anti-terrorism bill, tells us one ...
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When “Numbers” Was The Most Dangerous Game For Negroes 1961

With the legalisation of the once underground gambling racket in the Bahamas, called 'Numbers,' it is easy to forget just ...
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Real Estate Men Were Kings and Everyone Else Selfish and Narrow 1940

There was a time, when real estate men, in the Bahamas, were veritable kings. They were the fat cats who ...
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Burma Road Riot: R. T. Symonette among Curfew Breakers 1942

British troops were deployed, across areas of Bay Street, from the very first evening of the riot, The riot has ...
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Papers Relative to the Abolition of Slavery in the British Colonies – Bahama Apprentices Buy Freedom

For the most part, slaves in the British colonies, after emancipation, were not made completely free. Only slaves below the ...
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“But You Must Not Forget That At Present You Are Slaves” Nassau 1833

By rights, the 'You Are Still Slaves' Proclamation of 1833, should have been written, and read by Governor James Carmichael ...
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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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“Totally subversive to the rights of property” Bahamas Government on Abolition 1833

Much of the legal debate surrounding ending slavery in the British West Indies didn't turn on the question of morality, ...
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