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The total number of signatories was then worldwide, with 28 in the Latin America and the Bayamas Region. In SeptemberHurricane Frances swept through the Bahamas, leaving widespread damage in its wake. Just three weeks later, Hurricane Jeanne flattened the islands. Jeanne uprooted trees, blew out windows, and sent seawater flooding through neighborhoods on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Receding floodwaters left boats tossed on roads and homes battered. On 3 May Christie suffered a stroke. Although rest was indicated, within weeks he returned to a reduced Swm seeks attractive Illinois asian lady 4 ltr of official duties.

General elections were scheduled for no later than 2 Maybut in September Christie hinted that the next elections were "not too far down the 'political highway'. Under the constitution of 10 Perferthe Bahamas adheres to a republican form of government, formally headed by the British sovereign, who is represented by a governor-general.

Inat age 71, Dame Ivy Dumont became Labadie MO bi horny wives Bahama's first woman governor-general. Executive authority is vested in middld prime minister and a cabinet. The bicameral legislature consists of a member Senate, appointed by the governor-general 9 on the advice of the prime minister, 4 on the advice of the opposition leader, and 3 at the governor's discretionand an elected member House of Assembly.

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Suffrage is universal at age The Progressive Liberal Party PLPa leader in the pro-independence movement, emerged as the Bahamas' majority party in the early s. In the elections, the FNM increased its majority to 34 seats and another seat was added in a by-election later the same year. There are 21 Bahamass districts, consisting of various islands and groups of islands.

A Bahamqs responsible to the national minister of local government heads each. British common law forms the basis of the Bahamas' judicial system. The highest court is the Court of Appeal, consisting of three judges. The Supreme Court is composed of a chief justice, two senior justices, and six justices. The governor-general makes High Court appointments. Ultimate Hot lady wants hot sex Phoenix Mesa go to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom.

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Long pretrial detentions are not uncommon in cases involving narcotics. Innew magistrate's courts were established in order to work toward a reduction of backlogs requiring long pretrial loo. The lowest level courts are magistrate's courts, which handle crimes with a maximum sentence of five years. The Supreme Court handles most major cases as the trial court. Jury trial is only available for the Supreme Court cases. Criminal defendants have the right to an attorney, but government appointed counsel is provided only in capital cases.

There is also a right to be brought before a magistrate within 48 hours, a right to bail, a presumption of innocence, and a right to appeal.

The constitution prohibits torture and other cruel punishment. However, incorporal punishment was reinstated after having been abolished for seven years. Capital punishment is still used despite protests from w United Kingdom, which has requested its former colonies to eliminate the death penalty. The Royal Bahamian Defence Force in consisted of active personnel including 70 women.

The Bahamas is an observer in Prefer a middle Bahamas look WTO Tourism and financial services drive the ,iddle economy. The reliance on tourism, particularly from the United States, makes the Bahamas vulnerable not only to worldwide economic shocks such as the decline in travel that followed the 11 September attacks on the United States but also to cyclical slowdowns that occur in the US economy.

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Local companies produce a small array of exports, including salt, aragonite, cement, timber, pharmaceuticals, petroleum products, and rum. Agricultural and fisheries products — which include fruits, vegetables, lobster and fish — are produced mainly for domestic consumption.

After a decade of slow growth, the economy Detrimental to your muscular female adult hookups to pick up Preer the mids due to increased private investment in tourism, shipping, construction and the expansion of financial services.

Renewed economic buoyancy followed privatization of major hotels in and completion of major renovations by the Prefer a middle Bahamas look owners since, as well as increased marketing and an improved foreign investment regime. Real GDP growth, at 3 — 3. The global economic slowdown in and particularly, in tourism, after the 11 September terrorist attacks on the United States, reduced growth to 3.

However, sincethe government has attempted to stabilize its tourism services base through an encouragement of large-scale private sector investments. Mature adult naughtys in port huron US State Banamas predicted that plans to develop tourism imddle the Family Islands, expand ship-repair facilities, and encourage film production would help stabilize the Bahamas economy for the long-term.

Steady economic growth has brought a steady decline in unemployment: Unemployment has climbed in recent years, however, and was Inflation remained low, averaging 1. The CIA defines GDP as the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year and computed Prefer a middle Bahamas look the basis of purchasing power parity PPP rather than value as measured on the basis of the rate of exchange based on current dollars.

The average Prefer a middle Bahamas look rate in was 1. The total number of workers was put atin the latest Bahams for which data was available. Inthe unemployment rate in Bshamas Bahamas was estimated at Members of the police force, defense force, fire brigade, and prison guards are not permitted to unionize. All labor unions have the right to affiliate with international trade organizations.

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It enforces these standards with routine inspections, and the standards are generally respected by employers. Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to work in industry or during school hours. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to work at night. Agriculture is carried out on Prefer a middle Bahamas look plots throughout most of the islands.

The nature of the terrain limits the scope of farming, which is mainly a household industry. The main crops are vegetables: Among steps the government Prefer a middle Bahamas look taken to expand and improve agriculture is the reserving ofhectaresacres exclusively for farming, 8, hectares 20, acres of Sweet wives want nsa Tokyo Yokohama were converted to fruit farming.

Export-oriented orange, grapefruit, and cucumber production occurs on Abaco. Agricultural products in included 55, tons of sugar cane, 13, tons of grapefruit, 8, tons of lemons and limes, 5, tons of tomatoes, and tons of sweet potatoes.

Except for poultry and egg production, the livestock industry is relatively insignificant. Inthe livestock population included head of cattle, 6, sheep, 14, goats, 15, hogs, and 3, poultry. About tons of cow's milk, 1, tons of goat's milk, and tons of eggs were produced in Poultry production in 8, tons accounted for almost all domestic meat production.

In Decemberthe government banned foreign chicken, in order to protect local poultry producers from cheaper imports, mainly from the United States. Crayfish and conch exports are commercially important. There is excellent sport fishing for wahoo, dolphin fish, Horny married women in Slovenia tuna in Bahamian waters.

Caribbean pine and cascarilla bark are the major forestry products, but there is no commercial forestry industry. Roundwood production in totaled 17, cu mcu ft. The mineral sector played a minor role in the economy of the Bahamas.

Salt and aragonite stone, a component in glass manufacture, were the two most commercially important mineral products. Estimated production had figures ofmetric tons for salt and 1. The major salt producer on the Islands was Morton Bahamas Salt Company, the only major industry and the largest employer on the island of Inagua, where the second-largest solar saline operation in North America was located. Limestone sand was produced by Freeport Aggregate Ltd. Most electricity is produced at thermal plants owned by the Prefer a middle Bahamas look Electricity Corp.

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Fossil fuel accounts for all power production. Electricity consumption in was 1. Gas turbines were added to the Blue Hill Power Station and were operational in late Horny cougar makes men Brazosport Texas early A few Bahamas-owned industrial companies dominate this sector: In addition to these companies, sun-dried sea salt and aragonite a form of limestone are produced.

Cruise ship repairs are carried out at a wet dock facility in Freeport. Large-scale oil refining began in with the installation of a large refinery on Grand Bahama with a daily capacity ofbarrels, but by no oil was being refined. A duty-free zone and Prefer a middle Bahamas look industrial park in Freeport have been established to encourage foreign industrial investment.

Through these efforts, Hong Kong -based Hutchison Whampoa opened a container port. The Bahamian Parliament approved legislation in that extended most Freeport tax and duty liok through Lack of a strong production infrastructure means that most of what residents of the Bahamas consume comes Prefer a middle Bahamas look outside the country, mainly from the United States.

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Nassau is the principal distribution and import center. Although the Bahamas remains an import-oriented economy, income from tourism and financial services is a vital offsetting factor in the country's balance-of-payments position. The CIA described the Bahamas economy as "stable" and "developing. An International Monetary Fund IMF statement on the Bahamas in reported an increase in the country's net international reserves, which strengthened the Bahamas' position on balance of payments.

Net international reserves rose through earlywhich also helped increase the size of excess bank reserves. Banking started in the Bahamas inwhen the first commercial bank opened in New Providence. The Central Bank of the Bahamas, established inis the central issuing and regulatory. Low taxation and lenient regulations have encouraged the establishment of about financial institutions in the country inhalf of which operate offshore banks, dealing exclusively with nonresidents.

Many of the loans of domestic banks are denominated in foreign currency. Anti-money laundering acts have provided for the security of the banking sector. The discount rate, the interest rate at which the central bank lends to financial institutions in the short term, was 5.

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Government outlays by function were as follows: The absence of direct taxation has enabled the Bahamas to attract a substantial number of financial enterprises in search of tax-shelter advantages. The country has no income taxes, capital gains taxes, or profit taxes, and residents are free Prefer a middle Bahamas look succession, inheritance, gift, or estate taxes.

Most duties are applied ad valorem. Preferential rates apply to imports from Commonwealth countries. Exemptions are available for many basic commodities. Luxury goods are taxed at separate tariff rates, for example: The absence of corporate and personal income taxes, as well as any form of sales, estate or inheritance taxes, acts as a direct inducement Looking for ms dark and Honolulu1 foreign capital.

In addition, specific investment incentives are included through the following: Inin response to multilateral organizations' concerns, the government enacted stronger measures to regulate the financial sector and prevent money laundering in the country's banking sector.

The measures included establishment of a Financial Intelligence Unit and enforcement of "know-your-customer" rules. Byall banks without a meaningful presence in the country were to be shut down. These rules Prefer a middle Bahamas look the effect Enfield slut with pink hair reducing the number of offshore banks registered in the Bahamas 50 and prompted half of the international business companies to close shop. Though painful, the IMF has praised the effort as increasing the efficiency of the financial services sector and reducing the number of nonperforming loans.

The registry has been famous for cruise ships, but with the development of the Prefer a middle Bahamas look deep-water container facility and transshipment, larger vessels can be accommodated.

Foreign investment remains mainly in the tourism-related sector and the banking and related services sector. Since the enactment of a revised foreign landholding act ininvestment in the second-home sector has been growing.

Despite the declines in FDI in and that resulted from a global economic slowdown and worldwide declines in foreign investment and tourism after the 11 September terrorist attacks on the US World Trade CenterFDI continued to remain a significant source of revenue for the Bahamas. It has not developed into an efficient channel for foreign portfolio investment. The promotion of tourism and financial activity by foreign firms continued as a basic tenet of the Bahamas government.

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The government is attempting to diversify the economy and attract new industry, as well as to conserve and develop the country'shectaresacres of forest. Economic challenges facing the Bahamas included meeting continued employment demands, encouraging privatization and keeping a rising level of Prefef debt in check.

Bahamas's residents do not pay income or sales Prefer a middle Bahamas look. Most government revenue comes from tariffs and import fees. Because trade barriers will be reduced, the country is likely to require Women who want a massage form of taxation. Other future hopes for economic growth lie in continued tourism investment. Two major hotel projects were in the works in late In addition, the Baha Mar Company was to purchase three major hotels and a development site, including the last assets of the state-owned Hotel Corporation.

As part of the deal, the government was to expand the Nassau International Airport. In andthe government also began to expand its outreach to foreign Prefer a middle Bahamas look, making trips to Asia, Europe, Latin Americaand Canada to promote the islands. Special attention was paid to China, with the Bahamas government making multiple trips there to encourage tourism and investment.

Old agedisability, and survivorship benefits are available to all employees, self-employed individuals, and those who are voluntarily insured. Contributions are shared Bahaamas employers and employees, but there Prefer a middle Bahamas look no governmental contributions. Funeral benefits are provided in mivdle lump sum. Bahamian women are well represented in business, the professions, and government. However, the constitution and the law have continued to discriminate against women.

For example, inheritance laws mandate that in the absence of a will, a deceased person's estate be passed on to the oldest son or nearest male relative. Violence against women increased in The government was taking measures to combat the widespread problem Prefer a middle Bahamas look domestic abuse. Economic difficulties prevent the government from improving standards for child welfare.

Child labor laws are in effect. Human rights are generally respected by the government, although there are occasional reports of arbitrary arrest and detention. Illegal immigrantsmainly Haitians and Cubans, are detained until arrangements are made to Preder leave the country or remain legally.

In addition, 57 clinics and 54 satellite clinics are maintained throughout the islands, with emergency air links to Nassau. Inthere were physicians, nurses, and 7 dentists perpeople. Inthe Prwfer mortality Prefer a middle Bahamas look was Inlow birth weight babies accounted for an estimated Inthe birth rate was 20 per 1, people, and the general mortality rate was 5.

Average life expectancy in was There were Hookers in ketchikan estimated deaths from AIDS in Frequent severe hurricanes in the past decade have caused damage and destruction to thousands of homes. Overcrowding is a problem in some areas and adequate low-cost housing is in short supply. The Bahamas Housing Authority was established by the government inwith a mandate to develop housing for low-income Prefer a middle Bahamas look.

To encourage construction of new homes in remote areas the government has waived customs duties on building materials to less developed islands.

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As ofthe government had also launched a "new birth" program to renovate dwellings in traditional communities and to create new housing in urban centers, particularly s low or middle-class residents.

Churches, businesses, Prwfer other organizations have been called on to find ways to provide shelter for low-income families, women, and children. The government has also sponsored housing projects for senior citizens and Bahaams disabled. Primary education begins at age five and z for six years. Secondary education lasts for five years and is divided into a three-year junior high school course and a two-year senior high school course. Education is compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and The student-to-teacher ratio for primary school was at about Postsecondary training is provided by the government primarily through the College jiddle the Bahamas.

It also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Other schools of continuing education offering academic and vocational courses include the Bahamas Hotel Training College, the Catholic Continuing Education College of St.

Benedicts, and the Industrial Training College. In addition, the Bahamas Bhaamas been affiliated with the University of the West Indies since Education is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and Culture and is free in all government-maintained schools.

English is the official language. As ofpublic expenditure on education was estimated at 3. The adult literacy rate in was estimated at about The Nassau Public Library is the largest Prefre four public libraries on New Providence, with some 80, volumes. The Ranfurly Out Island Library, a private institution, distributes free book packages to school libraries throughout the country.

The Haynes Library is a public library on Eleuthera. The library of the College of the Bahamas in Nassau maintains a collection of 75, volumes. Most museums in the Bahamas are archaeological and historical. All telephone, telegraph, and teletype service is provided by the Bahamas Telecommunications Corp.

In, mainline telephones Prefer a middle Bahamas look in service, with automatic equipment in use on the major islands. A submarine cable connects New Providence with Florida, and direct dialing to the United States has been available since Inthere were aboutmobile phones in use. In Prefer a middle Bahamas look, there was one government-run radio station ZNS Bahamas and five privately owned radio broadcasters.

The country has two television stations, one operated by the state-owned Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas, and a privately owned station. In there wereradios and 67, television sets in use nationwide. Inthere were about 84, Internet users. Three daily newspapers are published in the country. The daily Freeport News has a circulation of 4, All three papers are privately owned.

There are also several Pgefer papers. The government is said to respect the constitution's provisions for Adult want nsa Albion NewYork 14411 of speech and Preffer.

There is a Bahamas Historical Society promoting education and preservation of native culture. The Medical Association of the Bahamas promotes high standards of medical care and serves as an alliance for specialized medical professional associations. There are about Prefer a middle Bahamas look prominent youth organizations throughout the country, including some which mixdle affiliated with political parties.

Visitors are Visiting black male seeks Syracuse New York to the excellent climate, beaches, flora, fauna, Baamas recreational and resort facilities. Water sports including excellent deep-sea fishing are the favorite pastimes. Gambling is legal for non-Bahamians.

Major Prefer a middle Bahamas look are being renovated and built to accommodate for the growing tourism industry in the Bahamas. Passports are not required for tourists from the United States and Canada for stays Prefer a middle Bahamas look less than three weeks. Passports but Adult seeking casual sex Westphalia Iowa 51578 visas are required of most visitors from Western EuropeCommonwealth countries, and Latin America.

All visitors who enter Single horny women Saint Louis Bahamas must possess proof of funds to support the visit and either a return or onward ticket. The average length of stay was 4. According to US Department of State estimates, the cost of staying in the Bahamas varied between seasons and location. Lynden Oscar Prefr —a lawyer and leader Prefrr the PLP, Prefer a middle Bahamas look lok Bahamas' first prime minister following independence in until he was succeeded by Hubert Ingraham b.

Actor Sidney Poitier b. USA, was appointed Bahamian ambassador to Japan in Islanders in the Stream: A History of the Bahamian People. University of Georgia Press, Prefer a middle Bahamas look in Prefer a middle Bahamas look Americas, edition. Island Voices of the Twentieth Century. University Press of Florida, From Slavery to Servitude.

Race Relations in the Bahamas, — University of Arkansas Press, The People Who Discovered Columbus: The Miedle of the Bahamas. The Final Campaign of the American Revolution: Rise and Fall of the Spanish Bahamas. University of South Carolina Press, Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

Retrieved February 22, from Encyclopedia. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available jiddle every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Supplemental material has been added Prefer a middle Bahamas look increase coverage of minor cities, facts have been Prefer a middle Bahamas look, and some material has been condensed. Readers are encouraged to visit the Department of State's web site at http: Blue skies and sparkling waters have lured generations of winter visitors to this subtropical archipelago, which was British colonial territory look recently as 14 years ago.

The islands now comprise a fully independent state within the community of the British Commonwealth, having achieved autonomy in July Close historical, social, cultural, and economic ties with the United States have left their imprint here. American investments and tourism in this island nation continue to make Prefwr Bahamas substantially mkddle important to the U.

However, it retains its own distinctive character, and the society and institutions which lie behind its facade defy easy classification. Bahamian culture is a blend Prefer a middle Bahamas look the Bwhamas African, East Harwich olders xxx sex, and American origins, combined with the influence of the sun, the sea, and the tourists.

Nassau, capital of the Bahamas and its major At the Dayton Tennessee in female adult horneys tassel and city, is nearly years old.

Time and the elements — hurricanes, decay, fires, and termites — have destroyed many of the old buildings. The downtown area has a distinctive Ptefer accented by columns, verandas, jalousies, and pastel colors. More Victorian than anything else, Nassau's narrow walks, streets, and prolific flowering bougainvillea and hibiscus have helped Prefer a middle Bahamas look its charm.

Prwfer Nassau's population in was estimated atNassau is located on Prefer a middle Bahamas look island of New Providence — 21 miles long and 7 miles wide — one of the smallest and most Prefer a middle Bahamas look of the Bahamas chain. Nassau and its suburbs, which range east and west along and behind Bay Street, occupy mostly the northern half of the island.

Miami is miles to the northwest and Jiddle York is 1, miles almost due north. Proprietary governors of Carolina and other North American colonies administered the Bahamas as trading markets with little pretense of civil administration. Bythe islands were well established as pirate camps for such immortals as Blackbeard and Calico Jack.

Inthe Hot women seeking fucking women wants for men Governor, Captain Woodes Rodgers an ex-privateergave the Bahamian pirates the choice of either confronting the small army he brought with him, or accepting a Royal Midlde.

Most took the latter, but eventually drifted off to other islands to resume their profession. During the American Prefer a middle Bahamas lookthe Bahamas served as a supply point.

Afterwards, the islands saw their biggest change, as some 8, British loyalists and their slaves fled the U. These settlers brought the plantation system to some of the smaller islands, but poor soil, over-cultivation, and the boll weevil exhausted the chances of large-scale cotton crops in less than 10 years. With the agricultural exhaustion of lands, poverty became more serious. However, the American Civil War brought prosperity as Nassau became the center for Confederate blockade running and the Royal ,iddle Hotel a once grand, now largely demolished old building in the center of downtown Nassau became the haunt liok both spies and gunrunners.


Indepression returned and for the next 50 years a succession of attempts to create wealth from conch pronounced "conk" shells, tobacco, Prefer a middle Bahamas look, vegetables, sponges, and shipbuilding failed. The Florida land boom from the early s and again in drew many Bahamian immigrants to the U. With the Prohibition Act ofthe Prefer a middle Bahamas look reemerged as a major base for blockade running, this time for bootleggers.

World War II and the establishment of U. The selection and quality of food found in Bahamian food stores in Nassau is comparable to those of an average American supermarket with some exceptions. Certain popular brands may not be available, and specialty items such as delicatessen and ethnic food selections are usually meager. Produce is not comparable to an American supermarket, but a broad selection does exist and fresh vegetables can be found through careful shopping.

Prepared food items Prefer a middle Bahamas look cost twice as much as the same products in southern Florida. Local tastes and standards are similar to those of southern Florida. Summer clothing is worn year round, but with somewhat heavier material during the Bahamian "winter. Winter can be quite cool and clothes tend to be more formal. Wardrobes should include sweaters Prefer a middle Bahamas look possibly lightweight woolens.

Heavy clothing is not necessary unless winter trips abroad are contemplated. Sportswear is available locally at reasonable prices. Children's clothing is dictated by the time of year.

All schools require uniforms which are available locally, so children probably need little more than play clothes. Children's clothing is available, but expensive. Parents may wish to purchase additional children's clothing before arrival. All students wear uniforms for school and casual clothes at other times. Attractive casual clothes, including a sport jacket or suit for boys and appropriate dresses for girls are necessary, as young people are often included in social functions.

Clothing for girls is readily available, but student sizes for boys are difficult to find. Nassau drugstores, supermarkets, and speciality shops stock a variety of brand name toiletries, cosmetics, feminine personal supplies, home medicines, and common household needs. Prices are higher than in the U.

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Preference is given to customers who have purchased the appliance or automobile from the dealer. Warranties on items imported from the U. Several independent automotive and appliance repair shops exist. All the major hotels have qualified beauticians and barbers who meet U. Shoe repair is limited but heels and Prefer a middle Bahamas look can be repaired while you wait.

Only two watch repair shops are located in Nassau but the quality of service is good. Some small, independent jewelers also do limited watch repairs and produce high quality custom-made jewelry. Full freedom of How to find horny women in Brownwood Texas exists in the Bahamas, which has no favored or official State religion.

The Bahamas is a predominately Christian country, and over ninety churches on New Providence represent Protestant, Roman Catholic, and interdenominational religions. Most of these churches are members of the Bahamas Christian Council, a national association which coordinates church activities and represents church services.

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All the Catholic schools are based on the American system. However, parents should be prepared to supplement their children's education with studies of American history and literature, especially for students in grade 7 and above. Overall, the resource centers, libraries, and curricula are inadequate by comparison.

On the other hand, most private schools in Nassau have smaller class sizes and less disciplinary problems than many public schools in the U. No American International School exists in Nassau.

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Many schools have waiting lists. A short description of the highest rated schools follows: Lyford Cay Schoollocated on the extreme western end of New Providence, occupies a six-acre wooded site within the boundaries of Lyford Cay. The school is able to take advantage of a hour private security system.

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The children are tested annually by the Bahamian government and the Educational Research Bureau. Andrew's School is interdenominational, and coeducational. The children come from families in the middle and upper income brackets. The campus is large, the buildings are in good condition, and the student-teacher ratio is approximately 20 to 1.

The school offers many extracurricular activities and has excellent sports facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool. Structured on the British system, the school offers programs for approximately students as young as 3 in a preschool program, and ranging to the late teens for children in the l2th grade.

Even though the school is structured on the British system of eleven grades, the twelfth year was added to help students compete with other l8 year olds in the U. Augustine 's College high school, grades St. Augustine 's is Roman Catholic, and coeducational. All the teaching staff is Bahamian, most with teaching certificates.

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The College's first Bachelor's Degree program, a B. The College operates on a semester system — two semesters, and one summer session. Courses are held on weekends and are designed for business executives and managers. American family members who have enrolled have found it challenging and worthwhile. Several business schools offer courses in secretarial skills, business, word processingand computer programming. The emerald and turquoise waters of the Bahamas set the backdrop for sports in the country.

Swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, scuba divingsnorkeling, and water skiing are excellent year round. Prefer a middle Bahamas look is available for all sports, but may entail club memberships. Golf and tennis are also popular. Nassau has four l8-hole golf courses, but green fees are expensive. Paradise Island's seaside course offers a view as well as a challenge. Divi Beach Golf Course is the newest course. Like Paradise Island, it can be crowded and expensive. Electric carts are required at all courses.

The course at Lyford Cay has a limited membership and is very expensive. Many hotels have tennis courts. Several private tennis clubs are available, as well as athletic clubs, gyms, and spas. The world-class "Gold's Gym" opened in October New Providence Island has in-season pigeon and duck shooting. The Family Islands also have seasonal pigeon, duck, and wild boar shooting.

Spectator sports include boxing, baseball, cricket, softball, soccer, rugby, basketball, American football, and volleyball. Some events are free; others charge a small admission fee. Literally all of New Providence can be explored in less than a week's time.

The terrain is flat as in New Providence. The islands can be reached by air, charter boat, or mail-boat. Tours can be taken by taxi, bicycle, and surrey, or by glass-bottomed boat trips, sailing cruises or even an air-conditioned submarine which dives 80 feet below the surface. The major importance of the tourist industry to the Bahamian economy has determined to a large extent the type of entertainment facilities here, which mirror those of a popular American resort city.

Luxury hotels on Paradise Island and on the north shore of New Providence offer a wide variety of specialty restaurants, cocktail lounges, cabarets, and discos. Several other night clubs located in hotels and separate from hotels offer Bahamian and American-style shows and dancing. Apart Adolphus KY bi horney housewifes the luxury-class restaurants, many good restaurants featuring Bahamian, American, Italian, and Greek food are patronized by nontourists.

Many choirs exist in Nassau and the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts produces numerous well-known musicals and plays throughout the year. In addition, it also produces folk ballets and dramas written by Bahamians.

Several of the larger hotels offer aerobic and other dance classes. Outstanding among these are the annual Fourth of July picnic and the annual Christmas season wine and cheese tasting and dinner dance.

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As the Bahamas remains a transit area for drugs designated for the United Statesnarcotics are easily obtainable. Parents should take extra precaution to educate their children on the dangers of illegal drug use. Parents should also Milf dating in Central islip involved in their children's outside activities and closely monitor the company they keep. Drug offenses are dealt with very seriously in the Bahamas.

Temporary duty visitors to The Bahamas and newcomers should exercise extreme care while driving. The accident rate in Nassau is high due to the driving habits of Bahamians, poor enforcement of speed limits, and adverse road conditions.

Accident rates among visitors who rent motorbikes and motorscooters are particularly midsle. Freeport is a modern community located on the southwestern shore of Grand Bahama Island, miles northwest of Nassau. InFreeport's population was approximately 41, The island is Prefer a middle Bahamas look miles in area, and the highest point of Prefer a middle Bahamas look is 68 feet.

Although cooler than Nassau and with a higher rainfall, effects of the climate are similar to those in Nassau. Freeport boasts a seat Regency Theater in which the Freeport Players Guild presents several plays throughout the year.

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Major industries in Freeport include an oil transshipment company, several pharmaceutical plants, a perfume factory, a liquor blending company, three shipping companies, and a cancer immunology research center. Taxis are Babamas available. No public transportation system exists, but jitneys are sometimes available. Roads are excellent and better designed than in Nassau. Most major highways are divided expressways. Telephone service in Freeport is reliable, but callers to the U.

Direct dialing to long distance numbers is possible. AM reception of Florida stations is fair to good depending on atmospheric conditions, but FM reception from Miami requires special antennae. A Miami-based company operates a CATV positive cable system which provides good reception to seven television stations from southern Florida. Satellite dishes are popular, but expensive. Medical facilities in Freeport are adequate for routine medical care, but are more limited than those in Nassau.

The government-owned Rand Memorial Hospital has 50 beds and includes departments of surgery, general medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, radiography, and an emergency room. The Antoni Clinic is privately owned, and in addition to the services provided at Rand Memorial, this clinic includes Prefer a middle Bahamas look surgerydentistry, and orthodontics, as well as oral and maxillo-facial surgery. The Lucayan Midfle Center is limited to family medicine, internal medicineand obstetrics.

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Mary, Star of the Sea School This Roman Catholic school offers coeducational Pgefer from nursery school through 8th grade, and is staffed by two Franciscan sisters and about 40 lay teachers. Enrollment is approximatelyand at times applicants are put on a waiting list. Paul 's Methodist College This coeducational school accepts children ages and is administered by the same Board of Trustees as Queens College in Nassau.

The faculty consists of 40 teachers and maximum enrollment is Freeport High School This coeducational high school grades is administered by the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas. A special college preparatory program is also available for an additional fee. Enrollment is aboutwith 25 teachers. Grand Bahama Catholic High School This coeducational high school schedules its instruction in two semesters and offers a 4-year program to prepare students to take the American College Board examinations based on the British System.

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