A. R. Braynen’s Only Son Changes His Name No Longer Wanting to be a Braynen 1949

Alvin Rudolph Braynen should really be considered a national hero. There should be something significant named after him, where his ...
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‘Who told you that the Bahamas belonged to Bahamians?!’ asks A. R. Braynen in House of Assembly 1950

Under British administration, better known as, colonialism, the cost of all foreign public service appointments, fell on the Bahamian government ...
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Some in House of Assembly were “men born in the bush and grew up eating conch and sapodillas” says T. A. Toote 1921

In November 1921, Assembly Members were debating whether or not, an electricity building contract, had been drafted by the Attorney ...
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St. Augustine’s College, Fox Hill named after St. Augustine of Canterbury 1947 – By 1950 Leviticus Adderley was its top Student

St. Augustine’s was founded in 1946 by Father Frederic Frey. By 1947, it was a busy, working monastery and Boys’ ...
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Ruth Married William Munnings, After He Comes Out Of Jail For ‘Chapping’ Her Mother With Cutlass in 1949 – Then He Murders Her Child and Hangs in 1959

Domestic violence always has a long, sad and brutal history. It is a phenomenon which pays itself forward. It is ...
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William Shot Daughter Willamae, Afterward Was More Concerned His Puppy Was Okay 1959

Domestic violence shapes a nation, as much as, any given social or economic factor. It gouges out a brutal place ...
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‘Charter a plane, send 300 SANDWICHES’ as Whole Families and Dynasties Win Seats In 1949 House of Assembly

Sandwiches meant money in 1949. Crisp pound notes, legal currency, to be exact! 1949 was also the year of bribery, ...
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1946 Child Marriage Still Legal in Bahamas Two Decades After Change in Britain

By 1946, The Bahamas was almost twenty years behind Britain, in amending its minimum age for marriage laws. For girls, ...
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Hundreds of Arranged Marriages In Nassau To Get Greek Nationals Into America 1947, 1948, 1949 and longer

Necessity is the mother of invention, as an old saying goes. Necessity, in The Bahamas, in the late 1940s, was ...
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Are you being ‘Salty’? Then thank writer Langston Hughes 1953

When a Bahamian calls you salty, it means you’re being utterly disagreeable, just for the sake of being utterly disagreeable ...
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