Bahamas

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Welcome To Bahamas

The Bahamas has mild year-round temperatures and wealth of diversions.Nassau is know for it's casinos, Junkanoo festival, Duty_free shopping and exotic adventures while The Exumas draw those seeking more outdoor pursuits, including boating, sport fishing and snorkeling. Everyone say " It's Better in the Bahamas "
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History

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). Columbus's first encounter with the New World was on Oct. 12, 1492, when he landed on the Bahamian island of San Salvador. 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. The Hotel and Steam Ship Service Act of 1898 opened our doors to the world. This act provided the government support needed for the construction of hotels and subsidized steamship service.Since then, everything from Prohibition bringing well-to-do Americans to the closure of Cuba to Americans has impacted tourism in our country.On July 10, 1973, The Bahamas became a free and sovereign country, ending 325 years of peaceful British rule. However, The Bahamas is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and we celebrate July 10th as Bahamian Independence Day.
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Things to do

Issues In The Bahamas

Bahama community issues are just like any other country. People are concerned about their education, way of life, security, health, environment, politics and all other normal concerns that people have. These are issues that are needed in order to grow and develop. Without issues nobody would know how to identify areas of improvement and areas of concern.Childcare: Despite the fact that majority of the people profess Christianity, their lifestyles do not reflect what is considered to be Christian principles. One alarming observation is the fact that some 70% of children born in the Bahamas are born out of wedlock, i.e. the parents are not married to each other when the child is born. To further complicate the problem, over 50% of these unwed mothers are teenagers between 12 and 18 years old. These teenage mothers are usually not well-educated and not socially equipped to raise children in a way that they need to be raised.Health and Education: The Bahamas Government presently provides health care in the form of immunization and basic treatment for chronic diseases which may affect children. However if children need major surgery or treatment for some major illnesses, they may not be able to afford it unless they have some type of health insurance that will cover their illnesses.It is our intention to develop a type of health assurance scheme which does not involve riba (interest). This can go a long way toward helping not only our Muslim children but also the non-Muslim children who come to us seeking help.We have in the Bahamas the Muslim expertise that can do the necessary work to construct a sound health assurance plan and with assistance we can develop such a plan. Health is essential for the growth and development of children in any society. A child’s education and welfare are both hindered by lack of access to the provision of good health care.