Bahamas


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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
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New Year's DayJan 1
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Meanwhile, Dorian was hurtling towards Florida, moving at 8 mph north of the Bahamas on Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.
It said that the US Coast Guard is continuing to be part of the search and rescue mission in Northern Bahamas, adding 'there have been no reports of violence against USCG or CBP after Dorian.'
"Each island (in the Bahamas) has an abundance of homeless dogs, my heart is so broken for the ones without a place to hide (from) a CAT 5 monster and only God can protect them now."
Jeffrey Simmons, the deputy director of Bahamas' department of meteorology, said Dorianwill cause prolonged periods of large swells and storm surges along the north coast of Grand Bahama and the north and east coast of Abaco.
The trophy and player's helmet will be available at the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl tent from 5:30 p.m.
England is also surprisingly invisible in Curry's narrative and among his sources, which are based in archives in the Bahamas and the United States.
"Usually, when we say 'Peace Out Jup,' we mean going to the Bahamas," a friend of the boys told investigators. 
The Buckeye Bahamas Hub has over 26m barrels of storage capacity and eight berths, including two VLCC-capable berths, making it the largest petroleum products terminal in the Western Hemisphere.
According to a 2013 report by the IMF, the Bahamas is a "major offshore financial center." The offshore sector consists mostly of branches or subsidiaries of global financial institutions.
The development has come over Panama Leaks that surfaced in April and later Bahamas Leaks.