Languages• English is the official language and is widely spoken.• Creole is used among Haitian immigrants.Race mainly consists of:• 85% African American• 12% Caucasian• 3% Asian and Hispanic
Foods Foods in the USA influenced orFood Special to the Bahamas brought by the Bahamas• Mainly sea foods and • We have a lot of their main poultry. foods here such as – Fish – Fish – Meat – Meat – Chicken – Chicken – Cow – Cow – Squid – Other different sea foods like – Shark squid, shark, tuna, etc.
Dining Etiquette If you are invited to a Bahamian’s house: • Arrive on time if invited to dinner; no more than 15 minutes late if invited to a barbecue or a large party. • Dress well, in clothes you would wear to the office. Dressing too informally may be misconstrued as a lack of respect towards your hosts.
Watch your Table Manners! • Do not sit down until you are invited toThank- Excuse and told where to sit.you! Me! • Do not begin eating until the hostess starts. Please • Table manners are Continental -- the fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating. • Meals are often served buffet style or family-style. • Keep your elbows off the table and your hands above the table when eating. • It is considered polite to finish everything on your plate so you do not appear wasteful. If you cannot, you may leave a small bit of food on your plate.
Music: Genres• Pop music from the United States is listened to most frequently.• Traditional Bahamian music: – Goombay/rake n’ scrape – Soca – Meringue
Economic Aspect• Tourism is the engine of the Bahamian economy. – The sector employs half of the workforce – They produce three-fourths of foreign exchange earnings – Main tourist infrastructure is located in Nassau, but tourism is also in the Family Islands
Current Standard of Living• The Bahamas has two major public hospitals• Government health clinics are located in many communities all throughout the nation• Healthcare professionals provide home care for specific family and individual needs Princess Margaret Hospital• Lack of medicine and modern equipment are the most significant deficiencies in the public sector.• The Bahamas has one of the regions highest rates of AIDS per capita.
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