||ABOUT THIS EDITION OF BAHAMAS HANDBOOK
The Bahamas Handbook, as always well-researched and filled with comprehensive information, entertaining stories and colourful photographs, is a must-read for anyone interested in investing, doing business, living or travelling in The Bahamas.
In this volume, discover the Bahamian connection to the infamous sinking of the passenger ship SS Athenia, torpedoed by a German U-boat at the beginning of the Second World War. Read about the late Eugene Dupuch, QC, a legendary fighter for human rights who helped found the Bahamian nation; and William Wylly, a tough-minded plantation owner who helped to improve the lives of slaves.
Meet Sir John Templeton, a billionaire who now seeks spiritual, not material wealth.
With globalization approaching, The Bahamas is striving to become a blue-chip financial centre and high-end tourist destination. This year’s Handbook carefully documents this continuing effort, providing and insightful look into the future of the Bahamian economy.
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-to-Z blue pages offer concise information on everything from accommodations and investment incentives to wildlife preserves.
All this and much more await you in the 2004 Bahamas Handbook.
||TABLE OF CONTENTS
-Picture perfect Bahamas – Island scenes are colourful, poetic
-Sir John Templeton – On the marriage of science and religion
-Nassau’s Chinese community – More than laundries and restaurants
-The legendary Eugene Dupuch – Influenced the course of Bahamian History
-Historic Cumberland Street – Connected Fort Nassau to Government House
-William Wylly – a legacy of revolution – West end plantation holds a key to the past
-The Athenia is sinking – The Bahamas connection in a historic rescue
-Private islands, elegant mansions – Out Island hideaways are playgrounds for the wealthy
-The lure of Out Island life – Where the only traffic jams are in the harbour
-Economy shifts to the high end – Bahamas strives to capture the high ground
-Vying for a place at the world table – The Bahamas competes in a global economy
-The Bahamas gets SMART about funds – cutting-edge legislation to help the financial sector
-E-business and The Bahamas – striving to become a “centre of excellence”
-The changing face of New Providence – Atlantis leads the way in construction rebirth
-Out Island construction – Multi-million dollar projects for the Out Islands
-Real estate – A selection of available properties
-Blue Pages – A-Z compendium on living, vacationing and investing in The Bahamas
-Lucky Grand Bahama – Preparation meets opportunity
-The rise of Willie Moss – Proves success is the result of hard work
-Patron of arts and animals – Frances Singer- Hayward – friend of dignitaries and dogs
-The vision of Wallace Groves – Pioneer founder of Freeport was ahead of the pack
-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 New Year’s Honours - 2003
Year in Review
-Aug 2002 through July 2003
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