“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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Apprenticeship Was Slavery By Another Name 1836

There were tremendous difficulties with ending the legal institution of slavery, and most centred around the vast profits that were ...
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Blockade Bahamas By Land, Sea and Air says Minister of National Security Loftus Roker 1987

The 1980s tore through the Bahamas like a Category 5 hurricane. Cocaine, the white plague, formed like an atmospheric depression, ...
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Penultimate British Governor and Commander in Chief the Bahamas, 8th Baron Thurlow 1968

On August 3, 1968, the British press announced the appointment of a new Governor and Commander in Chief for the ...
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Pindling Buys Three Hotels to Stop Closures 1974

In 1974, it wouldn't have been the first time, in the history of the Bahamas, that the government had gone, ...
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Kelly Island renamed Arawak Cay, Nassau 1969

Oddly enough, it was a deal signed with mobsters, gangsters, hidden figures and front men, for Paradise Island that enabled ...
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Public Bank Fails Government borrows to repay depositors 1885

Whether 2017 or 1885, no matter what year, in whatever century, the lending policies of the government bank was always ...
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Built by Government, Royal Victoria Hotel for sale 1877

By 1861, twenty-seven years after the end of slavery, the Bahamas government was in a desperate place, money wise. Once ...
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