||ABOUT THIS EDITION OF BAHAMAS HANDBOOK
The 42nd edition of the Bahamas Handbook, as always well-researched, and filled with comprehensive information and entertaining stories, is a must-read for anyone interested in investing, doing business, living or travelling in the rich and diverse archipelago known as the Bahama islands.
In this volume, find out the truth about Axel Wenner-Gren, the wealthy Swedish industrialist who fell in love with Paradise Island but aroused suspicions he was a Nazi sympathizer. Learn about one woman’s struggle to save the wild horses of Abaco from extinction. Travel back in time to a lonely cay, a once-bustling port community that rivalled Nassau. Get educated about the state of The Bahamas’ coral reefs, and their importance to the very survival of the islands.
Discover how international hoteliers have revitalized tourism in The Bahamas, and why the financial services sector is stronger than ever after its so-called blacklisting by the industrialized countries of the world. Find out about business developments over the year in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Out Islands.
On a more practical side, government listings provide the most up-to-date information on the people in power, from Members of Parliament, the Senate and Cabinet to public service officials. And of course, the A-Z blue pages offer concise information on everything from accommodations and investment incentives to nature and wildlife preserves.
All this and much more awaits you in the 2002 Bahamas Handbook.
||TABLE OF CONTENTS
-Scenes of The Bahamas – The islands – by air, sea and land
-The lord of Paradise – his rise and fall – The Axel Wenner-Gren paradox
-Crawfish – the golden catch – A changing industry yields millions for fishermen
-The Haitian dilemma – will this growing minority ever really belong?
-A stroll along old Queen Street – Homes from a gentler period in Nassau’s past
-Sleepy cay on the edge of extinction – A once bustling community is now a ghost town
-Rake ‘n scrape – music for the soul - Ancient African beat pulses in The Bahamas
-Abaco’s wild horses fight for survival – One woman battles to save an endangered her
-Coral reefs, a blessed burden – Nature’s creation has become man’s responsibility
-The Bahamas finds a place in the sun – Visionary hoteliers helped rejuvenate a troubled industry
-Long arm of the OECD – The Bahamas fights to save its financial sector
-Big changes ahead for Bahamian taxes – Globalization challenges the Bahamian tax system
-Cashing in on the climate – Organic and hydroponic farming in The Bahamas
-Economy focused on growth opportunities – Tourism and finance show strength through quality
-Another busy year for construction – New residential and commercial projects abound
-Out Island construction – Pace of construction quickens throughout The Bahamas
-Real estate – A selection of available properties
-Blue Pages – A-Z compendium on living, vacationing and investing in The Bahamas
-Top of the mountain, bottom of the sea – Two men and five intrepid women search for adventure
-Who is Hutchison Whampoa? – A giant investor changes Grand Bahama
-The Grand Bahama you rarely see – Outlying communities reveal the “other” Grand Bahama
-The changing face of Grand Bahama – Construction boosts the island's confidence
-More blue pages – Handy facts and figures specific to Freeport/Lucaya
-How Government works
-Cabinet ministers & portfolios
-House of Assembly
-Parliamentarians’ salaries; Parliamentary Secretaries
-Permanent Secretaries; Commission chairpersons
-Public service officials
-Resident diplomatic & consular representatives
-Bahamas diplomatic & consular representatives
-International organizations’ representatives
-Honorary consuls & representatives
-Bahamas honorary consuls abroad
-The Queen’s Birthday Honours - 2001
Year in Review
-Aug 2000 through July 2001
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