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Nassau & Paradise Island | The Official Site of The Bahamas

Posted: July 1, 2016 at 2:43 pm

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With the lure of a big city and the ease of tropical utopia, Nassau & Paradise Island are considered by many as, well, paradise. Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas, is a bustling metropolitan hub full of culture and modern amenities. To the north lies Paradise Island. Its name tells you everything. Its 685 acres of pure euphoria, developed almost exclusively to delight and accommodate visitors. The island boasts resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, nightlife, a golf course, an aquarium and a casino. To download our Downtown Nassau/Paradise Island/Cable Beach Map & Visitor Guide please click here

Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas, is located on 21-mile-long New Providence, our 11th largest island. Nassaus main harbor is protected by Paradise Island. The harbor attracted settlers in the early days, particularly pirates. In fact, Nassaus population consisted mainly of pirates until 1718, when The Bahamas first Royal Governor, Woodes Rogers expelled them, restored order and built Fort Nassau. The Bahamas for centuries adopted Rogers motto, Expulsis Piratis, Restituta Commercia, which means, Pirates Expelled, Commerce Restored. Now, 212,000 people call New Providence Island home, with a large portion of them residing in Nassau.

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Bahamas: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts …

Posted: June 19, 2016 at 3:46 am

Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

Governor-General: Dame Marguerite Pindling (2014)

Prime Minister: Perry Christie (2012)

Land area: 3,888 sq mi (10,070 sq km); total area: 5,382 sq mi 13,940 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 321,834 (growth rate: 0.87%); birth rate: 15.65/1000; infant mortality rate: 12.5/1000; life expectancy: 71.93

Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Nassau, 254,000

Monetary unit: Bahamian dollar

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The Bahamas are an archipelago of about 700 islands and 2,400 uninhabited islets and cays lying 50 mi off the east coast of Florida. They extend for about 760 mi (1,223 km). Only about 30 of the islands are inhabited; the most important is New Providence (80 sq mi; 207 sq km), on which the capital, Nassau, is situated. Other islands include Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, Andros, Cat Island, and San Salvador (or Watling’s Island).

Parliamentary democracy.

The Arawak Indians were the first inhabitants of the Bahamas. Columbus’s first encounter with the New World was on Oct. 12, 1492, when he landed on the Bahamian island of San Salvador. The British first built settlements on the islands in the 17th century. In the early 18th century, the Bahamas were a favorite pirate haunt.

The Bahamas were a Crown colony from 1717 until they were granted internal self-government in 1964. The islands moved toward greater autonomy in 1968 after the overwhelming victory in general elections of the Progressive Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling, over the predominantly white United Bahamians Party. With its new mandate from the black population (85% of Bahamians), Pindling’s government negotiated a new constitution with Britain under which the colony became the Commonwealth of the Bahama Islands in 1969. On July 10, 1973, the Bahamas became an independent nation.

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Jews in Europe in the wake of terror attacks – Video

Posted: April 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm



Jews in Europe in the wake of terror attacks
World Insight returns to Denmark more than six weeks after the capital Copenhagen was rocked by a terrorist attack. An Islamist gunman opened fire on a free speech forum and a Jewish synagogue,…

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DNA 31st March 2015 – Video

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Rand Paul: 'Outsider' candidate running for US president

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RAW VIDEO: US Senator Rand Paul launches his 2016 presidential campaign with a combative address against both Washington and his fellow Republicans, declaring “we have come to take our country back.”

Washington: As supporters cheered and waved banners reading “Defeat the Washington Machine”, Rand Paul, a senator and son of a congressman and presidential candidate, announced his own candidacy for the Republican nomination for the White House at a rally in Kentucky on Monday.

Despite his long and powerful ties to the capital and its politics, Senator Paul insisted he would be an outsider candidate.

Senator Rand Paul, in Kentucky on Tuesday, announces he would like to be president of the US. Photo: AP

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Rand Paul: 'I will run for president'

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CERN restarts ‘Big Bang’ Hadron Collider

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UN seeking consensus on Yemen resolution

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Washington: As supporters cheered and waved banners reading “Defeat the Washington Machine”, Rand Paul, a senator and son of a congressman and presidential candidate, announced his own candidacy for the Republican nomination for the White House at a rally in Kentucky on Monday.

Despite his long and powerful ties to the capital and its politics, Senator Paul insisted he would be an outsider candidate.

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(CYG) Demonstration against Human Rights violations in Chad – Video

Posted: March 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm



(CYG) Demonstration against Human Rights violations in Chad
On the 8th of March in N'Djamena, the capital city of Chad, peaceful demonstrators who were fighting for their right of assembly and freedom of speech, again had to face harsh violations…

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16 03.2015 Forex, , Bitcoin Litecoin Romanov Capital – Video

Posted: March 16, 2015 at 4:46 pm



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NSA: 10 Min. English: 005. Cocaine Capital – Video

Posted: March 1, 2015 at 8:46 am



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Zimbabwe's censorship board demands that erotic scenes of Fifty Shades of Grey film be edited

Posted: February 21, 2015 at 6:44 am

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HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s censorship board says erotic scenes from the film Fifty Shades of Grey must be deleted before it is shown in this southern African country.

On Friday, Board of Censors secretary Isaac Chiranganyika said some scenes in the film adaptation of E.L. James’ novel are too indecent to be shown in public.

One theatre in the capital Harare said it won’t show the film because heavy censorship would remove too much. Other theatres agreed to run the chopped-up version.

Board of Censors chairman Heya Malaba, 95, has been uncompromising about erotic movie scenes in the past.

Harare resident Stam Zengeni says he is unconcerned about censorship. He plans to buy a pirate copy of the film for $1.

Organizations: Board of Censors

Geographic location: Zimbabwe, HARARE

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