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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The Tragic Death of Walter Ferdinand Bethell M.L.A., 1908

Walter Ferdinand Bethell was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Bahamas. Not very much is known about him …
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UBP Film on Communist and Fascist Dictators in Fox Hill 1962

Inciting fear of the ‘other,’ through the use of propaganda films was rife in the 1930s through to the 1970s …
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Pindling and Wallace-Whitfield: From Allies To Bitter Enemies 1968

Lynden Pindling was good enough to get them all to the Promised Land. The Promised Land of historically significant political …
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House Speaker Asa H. Pritchard rules unsolved murder question as “out of order” 1959

By 1959, the unsolved murder count, for the Bahamas, had been steadily climbing. It was a fact, which minority members …
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The Oakes Murder: Were Two More People Killed To Hide A Dark Secret of Homosexuality? 1943

Toss away every notion, every preconception, you may have about the Bahamas, in the 1940s. Put every idea, as far …
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Member of the House of Assembly Indicted in US for drug trafficking 1944

According to a New York Federal Grand Jury indictment, as early as 1940, a Bahamian Member of Parliament, was involved …
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Who Changed Woodes Rogers’s motto? 1940

We have a peculiar historical mystery here. Who changed Woodes Rogers’s historic words, originally inscribed on the great seal of …
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Robert Lee Vesco was the Real Cancer That Took Down Pindling 1973

Sir Lynden Pindling, the first Prime Minister of the Bahamas, died on August 26, 2000, after a long battle with …
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13,500 Illegal Haitian Immigrants Register to Go Back Home 1974

On Thursday 22nd. April, 1971, Haitians across The Bahamas were taking to the streets to celebrate the death of Haitian …
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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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“Not prepared to be a paid politician” Sands quits UBP and Bahamas forever 1967

Stafford Sands entered Bahamian politics in 1937. This was in an era before Members of the Assembly, were paid, and …
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Governor For Less Than Five Months 1881

You can always tell which governors made very little impact or who served very short terms, in administrative office, in …
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Salary proposal for Assembly met with howls of laughter 1942

In 2017, the FNM government, after voting against proposals for an increase in Member of Parliament salaries while in Opposition, …
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L. W. Young voted out after 30 years in Assembly

Leon Walton Young can be credited for one thing before he was voted out after thirty years as an elected …
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Roland Symonette and Stafford Sands clash in the House of Assembly 1942

In January 1942, Stafford Sands got up in the General Assembly and proposed that the current sitting of the House …
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Milo Butler brings the fire 1959

To anyone old enough to remember the first Bahamian Governor-General of the Bahamas, Sir Milo B. Butler, one thinks of …
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The ‘We March’ and ‘Freedom March’ of 1904

There is a saying, which offers something to the effect that, there is nothing new under the sun. It may …
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The Secret Bahamian Lottery 1959

Gambling, in all its various forms, including the lottery,  has long remained a source of national and moral contention. Admittedly, …
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We saved £7,090 of the people’s money! But…

The year 1913 had produced something quite rare for the Bahamas government. The year had delivered a whopping £10,000 surplus …
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Stafford Sands Won’t Discuss Bank Accounts August 1967

When the year 1967 dawned in the Bahamas, no one in the country could have imagined  how it would end …
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The Obituary of Stephen Dillet, the first coloured member of the House of Assembly (2)

The second obituary of Stephen Dillet makes no mention of the fact that he originally came from Saint Domingo (renamed …
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The Obituary of Stephen Dillet, the first coloured member of the House of Assembly (1)

The death of Stephen Dillet, the first coloured man in the Assembly earned two  obituaries. One in The Nassau Times, …
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HOUSE REJECTS NEGRO AS DEPUTY SPEAKER 1958

When the chair of Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly became vacant, a junior member for the South, a …
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Cyril Stevenson, co-founder of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) of the Bahamas and prolific newspaper publisher.

Cyril St. John Stevenson, a dynamic figure during incredible times. Stevenson was born just a decade after the turn of …
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Leon Walton Young MP – A question of citizenship and solvency

A little over 100 years ago, in 1915, the House of Assembly was thrown into crisis. What had been discovered, was …
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The Bahamian Member of Parliament who was an MP for only six short weeks 1962

General elections are always exciting times in the Bahamas. Like all those that have transpired, elections are always filled with …
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Happy Constitution Day Bahama Islands!

Lost in the annals of time is one of the most momentous days in Bahamian history, the day the colony …
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