Government, History and Culture of The Bahamas

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Have you ever been some place so small that encompasses so much? The constitution of the Bahamas is based on the Westminster modeled after Queen Elizabeth II. The governor-general of the Bahamas is the majesties representative. Perry Christie has been the prime minister of the Bahamas since 2002. The first prime minister of the Bahamas was Lyden Pindling. The Bahamas system of government is parliamentary democracy. This type of democracy holds regular elections for leaders. The cabinet constitutes the executive branch and has control of the government. The parliament constitutes the legislative branch and it consists of the senate and the House of Assembly. The judicial authority is compromised of the Supreme Court and the court of appeal. The Bahamas does not charge taxes to the people. Instead, the Bahamas raises money by taxing goods that are shipped into the country. Although Bahamian currency looks different from United States currency, they both have the same value. The dollar bills they make are ones, threes, fives, tens, twenties, fifties, and hundreds. All of the dollar bills have Queen Elizabeth the II’s face on them.They also make 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 15 cent, 25 cent, and 50 cent coins. The one cent coin has a starfish. The five cent coin has a pineapple. The ten cent coin has a bonefish. The 15 cent coin has a hibiscus. The twenty-five cent coin has a sailboat. The fifty cent coin has a blue marlin. The Bahamas population was 319,031 as July 2013. Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. The water that surrounds the Bahamas is called the Atlantic Ocean. The Bahamas has 28% of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of their ocean issues are coral reef decay and solid waste disposal. The Bahamas is made up of more than 700 isl... ... middle of paper ... ...ed Atlantis is a 141 acre waterscape. A lot of the cruise ships go there. This place holds over 20 million gallons of water. The Bahamas is an interesting nation that is worth visiting. Works Cited 1. www.artistsofthebahamas.com 4/7/14 2. www.atlantis.com kerzner international resorts 2014, 4/27/14 3. www.bahamas.co.uk fox kalomaskin 4/18/14 4. The government of the Bahamas www.bahamas.gov.bs 2011 3/26/14 5. www.caribya.com/bahamas/ Bahamas-guide info 2004 3/28/14 6. www.healing-arts.org healing center on-line 2002 4/5/14 7. www.indexmundi.com 2013 3/27/14 8. www.infoplease.com high beam research 2005 4/4/14 9. National geographic ,national geographic book, Pearson 2013 4/3/14 10. www.rootsweb.ancestry.com trails to the past 2010 4/8/14 11. Pearson Social Studies book, discovery school New Jersey 2005 12. Martin and Stephen Hintz ,The Bahamas, Children’s press
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