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The Bahamas

  1. 2. The Bahamas <ul><li>Flag Coat of Arm </li></ul><ul><li>Motto : </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Forward, Upward, Onward Together“ </li></ul><ul><li>Anthem : </li></ul><ul><li>“ March on, Bahamaland” </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Anthem : </li></ul><ul><li>God Save the Queen </li></ul>
  2. 3. Culture of Bahamas <ul><li>Blend of African and European cultures </li></ul><ul><li>English Speaking People </li></ul><ul><li>By Creole cultures in the Caribbean Basin as well as the other related cultures, like Gullah culture in coastal South Carolina and Georgia in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Descent of those who were forced into slavery </li></ul><ul><li>several native customs ranging from Indian, West African, English and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Bahamians are religious </li></ul><ul><li>Many churches located in the country which are considered as the religious centers for the local people. </li></ul><ul><li>Weddings are the popular social festivals </li></ul>
  3. 4. Music and Art <ul><li>Junkanoo Music is the most popular form of music to the Bahamas, which is a local form of street carnival celebrated on Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year's Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Forms of music that inspire the local music of Bahamas are Calypso, Trinidadian Soca and Jamaician Reggae American-inspired Rap and Hip-Hop. </li></ul><ul><li>Many forms of local arts and crafts which come with straw weaving, quilting, canvas art and coral and stone art. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Map of the Bahamas
  5. 6. History <ul><li>Taino from Cuba & Hispaniola settled called “Lucayans”. </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus , 1492, arrived at San Salvodar Island. </li></ul><ul><li>Disease exposure wiped out island. Inhabited till 17 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1648, the Eleutherian Adventurers migrated from Bermuda . </li></ul><ul><li>In 1670 King Charles II granted the islands to the Lords Proprietors of the Carolinas, who rented the islands from the king with rights of trading, tax, appointing governors , and administering the country. </li></ul><ul><li>During proprietary rule, the Bahamas became a haven for pirates , including the infamous Blackbeard . </li></ul><ul><li>To restore orderly government, the Bahamas was made a British crown colony in 1718 under the royal governorship of Woodes Rogers , </li></ul><ul><li>During the American Revolutionary War , the islands were a target for American naval forces under the command of Commodore Ezekial Hopkins . </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>the 1783 Treaty of Versailles — which ended the global conflict between Britain, France and Spain — returned the Bahamas to British sovereignty. </li></ul><ul><li>After the American Revolution, some 7,300 loyalists and their slaves moved to the Bahamas from New York, Florida and the Carolinas. </li></ul><ul><li>The British abolished the slave trade in 1807, which led to the forced settlement on Bahamian islands of thousands of Africans liberated from slave ships by the Royal Navy . </li></ul><ul><li>The first political parties were formed in the 1950s and the British made the islands internally self-governing in 1964, with Roland Symonette of the United Bahamian Party as the first premier. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1967, Lynden Pindling of the Progressive Liberal Party became the first black premier of the colony, and in 1968 the title was changed to prime minister </li></ul>
  7. 8. Independence <ul><li>In 1973, the Bahamas became fully independent, but retained membership in the Commonwealth of Nations . </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Milo Butler was appointed the first black governor-general (the representative of Queen Elizabeth II) shortly after independence. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Bahamas <ul><li>The word “Bahamas” </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish word “Baja Mar” </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning &quot;shallow seas” </li></ul>
  9. 10. Cracked Conch Recipe   <ul><li>Ingredients for 4 servings </li></ul><ul><li>- 4 Conch, Abalone s </li></ul><ul><li>- 2 eggs </li></ul><ul><li>- 125 ml (1/2 cup) milk </li></ul><ul><li>- flour </li></ul><ul><li>Method </li></ul><ul><li>Beat the conch until tender. </li></ul><ul><li>Mix the eggs and milk in a large bowl. </li></ul><ul><li>Dip the conch in flour until completely covered, then place conch in the milk and egg batter. </li></ul><ul><li>Drain the conch for about 2 minutes, then dip in flour again for a second coating. </li></ul><ul><li>Fry in oil until light to medium brown. </li></ul>Total time : 15 to 30 minutes Preparation time : 20 minutes Cooking time : A few minutes Difficulty: Easy Chef's Note Conch (pronounced &quot;konk&quot;) is a large ocean mollusk with firm, white, peach-fringed meat
  10. 11. <ul><li>6 night package: </li></ul><ul><li>2 nights Nassau (Comfort Suites) 2 nights The Exumas (Club Peace & Plenty) 2 nights Eleuthera Island (The Cove Eleuthera) </li></ul>A taste of The Islands
  11. 12. Days 1 – 2 : <ul><li>Arrival in Nassau . </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer to Comfort Suites , Paradise Island. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nights stay in a superior room. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the beach, pool and water park at Atlantis , the many restaurants on famous Paradise Island, or explore the City of Nassau, with its duty free shops and straw market. </li></ul><ul><li>At night try your luck in the casino at the Atlantis Resort and/or dance the night away. Excursions available such as Swim with the Dolphins , golfing , Dinner Cruise etc. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>10.00am Transfer to Nassau airport. 12-noon flight to George Town, Exuma . </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival 12.40pm in Exuma. Taxi transfer to the Club Peace & Plenty (approx. 15 minutes). </li></ul><ul><li>2 nights stay in a poolside room. </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch and drinks are available (charge) at the Club House. </li></ul><ul><li>There are nature trails and some sailboats available. </li></ul>Days 3 – 4:
  13. 14. <ul><li>7.45am Transfer to the airport. 9.00am Sky Bahamas flight to Nassau. </li></ul><ul><li>9.45am arrival in Nassau. </li></ul><ul><li>12 noon connecting flight on Southern Air to North Eleuthera . 12.20pm arrival in North Eleuthera. </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi transfer to the Cove hotel (20 minuets). </li></ul><ul><li>2 nights stay in a garden view room . </li></ul>Days 5 – 6:
  14. 15. Day 7: . <ul><li>7.45am, 12.45pm or 4.45pm flight back to Nassau, depending on the connecting flight to the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Flight times are subject to change according to season. </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on availability the sequence of hotels can vary </li></ul>
  15. 16. Package Includes the following Items: <ul><li>Meet & Greet on arrival in Nassau, </li></ul><ul><li>all flights between Nassau and the 3-islands, </li></ul><ul><li>some by private twin engine charter plane and others on Bahamasair, Sky Bahamas Airline or Cat Island Air, </li></ul><ul><li>all airport transfers in each island, hotel taxes & maid service. (meals not included). </li></ul>
  16. 17. You can do lots of things in the Bahamas! Snorkeling! Swimming with dolphins! Boating! Deep Sea Fishing!
  17. 18. The Bahamas have amazing tropical animals!
  18. 19. Sidney Poitier <ul><li>Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat . </li></ul><ul><li>In 1963, Poitier became the first black man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field </li></ul><ul><li>In 2002, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Honorary Award, designated &quot;To Sidney Poitier in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Film like- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To Sir, with Love ; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the Heat of the Night ; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guess Who's Coming to Dinner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>Year Film </li></ul><ul><li>1972 Buck and the Preacher </li></ul><ul><li>A Warm December </li></ul><ul><li>Uptown Saturday Night </li></ul><ul><li>Let's Do it Again </li></ul><ul><li>1977 A Piece of the Action </li></ul><ul><li>1 980 Stir Crazy </li></ul><ul><li>1982 Hanky Panky </li></ul><ul><li>1985 Fast Forward </li></ul><ul><li>1990 Ghost Dad </li></ul>
  19. 20. Orlando “landlord” Fransic &quot; We Need Peace&quot; by Landlord <ul><li>the first Bahamian artist to grace the German secular music charts, </li></ul><ul><li>humble soft-spoken artist is busy spreading Gods word throughout the archipelago of The Bahamas and indeed the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Landlord was awarded three Marlin Awards. </li></ul><ul><li>tour dates in Japan, Trinidad, Africa Tulsa, San Diego and many more. </li></ul><ul><li>First single -&quot;Seek Ye First,“ . his first Marlin Award nomination in 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1999, 2 nd album-&quot;Never Forget Where You Come From.&quot; </li></ul>
  20. 21. Wendy Coakley-Thompson Back to Life is a 2004 novel, the first book by author. It was nominated for the 2004 Romantic Times magazine's Best First Multicultural Novel Award. The title for the book was inspired by the Soul II Soul hit of the same name. What You Won't Do For Love is a 2005 novel, the second book by author Wendy Coakley-Thompson. Set in The Bahamas, Triptych examines death and infidelity, straight up -- with an erotic twist. The book explores mortality and its effects on marriage and familial relationships.
  21. 22. Thank You For Listening!

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