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Bahamas

Official name: Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Capital city: Nassau

Internet country code: .bs

Flag description: Three equal horizontal bands of aquamarine (top), gold, and aquamarine, with a black equilateral triangle based on the hoist side

National anthem: “March On Bahamaland” by Timothy Gibson

National motto: “Forward Upward Onward Together”

National bird: Flamingo

National fish: Blue marlin (Makaira nigricans)

National flower: Yellow elder

National song: “God Bless Our Sunny Clime,” lyrics by Rev. Philip Rahming, music by Timothy Gibson and Clement Bethel

National tree: Lignum vitae

Geographical description: Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba

Total area: 5,382 sq. mi. (13,939 sq. km.)

Climate: Tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream

Nationality: noun: Bahamian(s); adjective: Bahamian

Population: 305,655 (July 2007 CIA est.)

Ethnic groups: Black African 85%, white European 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%

Languages spoken: English (official), Creole

Religions: Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Roman Catholic 13.5%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Chuch of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%, other Christian 15.2%, none or unspecified 2.9%, other 0.8%

Legal Holidays:

Boxing DayDec 26
Christmas DayDec 25
Discovery DayOct 12
Easter MondayApr 25, 2011; Apr 9, 2012; Apr 1, 2013; Apr 21, 2014; Apr 6, 2015; Mar 28, 2016; Apr 17, 2017; Apr 2, 2018; Apr 22, 2019; Apr 13, 2020; Apr 5, 2021; Apr 18, 2022; Apr 10, 2023
Emancipation DayAug 1, 2011; Aug 6, 2012; Aug 5, 2013; Aug 4, 2014; Aug 3, 2015; Aug 1, 2016; Aug 7, 2017; Aug 6, 2018; Aug 5, 2019; Aug 3, 2020; Aug 2, 2021; Aug 1, 2022; Aug 7, 2023
Good FridayApr 22, 2011; Apr 6, 2012; Mar 29, 2013; Apr 18, 2014; Apr 3, 2015; Mar 25, 2016; Apr 14, 2017; Mar 30, 2018; Apr 19, 2019; Apr 10, 2020; Apr 2, 2021; Apr 15, 2022; Apr 7, 2023
Independence DayJul 10
Labour DayJun 3, 2011; Jun 1, 2012; Jun 7, 2013; Jun 6, 2014; Jun 5, 2015; Jun 3, 2016; Jun 2, 2017; Jun 1, 2018; Jun 7, 2019; Jun 5, 2020; Jun 4, 2021; Jun 3, 2022; Jun 2, 2023
New Year's DayJan 1
Whit MondayJun 13, 2011; May 28, 2012; May 20, 2013; Jun 9, 2014; May 25, 2015; May 16, 2016; Jun 5, 2017; May 21, 2018; Jun 10, 2019; Jun 1, 2020; May 24, 2021; Jun 6, 2022; May 29, 2023
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As part of the Bahamian government's plan to have 10 criminal courts operating simultaneously, construction was completed on additional court facilities in 2014.
Three of the papers found in this issue of Botanical Review provide historical perspectives to: (1) the work conducted by Britton and Millspaugh to develop their Bahamian flora (by B.
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So far, Bahamian authorities can account for 110 survivors," Elcott Coleby, deputy director of the Bahamas government information office, told the Herald.
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He said he has also spent a six-figure sum on pursuing Mr Ward, including flying out to the Bahamas with his lawyers to oversee the arrest of the Bahamian attorney who has since been disbarred and charged with the theft of approximately pounds 1m.
The first action, once the Bahamian Government s approval is received, will be the awarding of almost $60 million of construction contracts to six Bahamian contractors representing early infrastructure works needed to prepare the site.
For decades, the white-dominated United Bahamian Party (UBP) ruled The Bahamas, then a dependency of the United Kingdom, while a group of influential white merchants, known as the "Bay Street Boys," dominated the local economy.
Pleasant Bridgewater, a former member of the Bahamian Senate, and ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne had denied charges of attempting to extort $25 million from Travolta following the death of his son, Jett, in January.
Although talking ol'story is something of a dying tradition in the Bahamas, the once popular tales are still a valuable source of insight into Bahamian identity and culture.
Even if we cannot eradicate this disease, through our efforts we can improve the odds for so many Bahamian women through early detection, proper education and excellent care," Ambassador Siegel said.
Albert Sands Award of $5,000 will be given to the best design submission by a Bahamian architect, in honor of T.

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