£500,000 Government Farm Project Abandoned on Andros 1953

Self-sustaining food and livestock production has always been a difficult objective for the Bahamas. Throughout its modern history, one agricultural …
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Bishop of Nassau Drowns on the way to his Sermon 1904

Anything can happen to anybody, as the saying goes. Good, bad and indifferent, life and death are unpredictable that’s for …
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First Controversial Appointment of a Wife to Public Office 1903

In 2018, when it was announced that the wife of Prime Minister Hubert Minnis would have her own office, to …
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Iceberg seen in Bahamas 1818

Something very strange happened in 1818. The weather apparently to forget that it was supposed to be spring and summer …
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One hundred Stubbs Slaves Escape to Haiti and Seventy Exuma Slaves illegally transported to Cuba 1822

For the 170 Bahama slaves who left the colony sometime in early 1822, (100 to Haiti and 70 to Cuba), …
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Armed White Men and Trusted Slaves Protect Salt Trade Exuma 1742

Few people remember that in the 18th and early century, Exuma was once a major salt producer, for the Bahama …
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“In the disgrace of humanity” whipping of the Rolle female slaves from Exuma 1830

If a slave ran away from his master, in the Bahama Islands, as quite a number of them did, there …
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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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Bahamas Colonial Secretary Charged with Indecent Assault on Jamaican Maid 1962

Colonial Secretaries were appointed under recommendation by the British Parliament, with the formal requirements of the assent of the Crown …
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Loyalists Seize Political Power in Nassau 1784

British Loyalists, after the American War of Independence, largely, had two choices. Britain offered them refuge in Canada or they …
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