||ABOUT THIS EDITION OF BAHAMAS HANDBOOK
The Bahamas Handbook and Businessman’s Annual is a text book, reference book, bedside companion, travel guide and a darn good read. It has been teaching, informing, inspiring, encouraging and entertaining readers for nearly 40 years.
Stroll through history along West Hill Street. Read about Nassau at the turn of the century – the last century. Go back even further to the pre- Columbian days of the Lucayans and share archaeologists’ new discoveries. Is Atlantis at Bimini fantasy or fact? Bahamas Handbook lets you decide.
You don’t have to rough it or forego the frills to enjoy and eco-resort. Find out where and why “going green” makes sense. Experience a remote Out Island wedding. Ride the roller coaster of West End’s colourful history.
New Providence and the Out Islands are alive with projects. Grand Bahama burgeons as the container port expands, the Sea/Air Business Centre (SABC) develops and the Lucayan mega-resort takes shape on Lucayan Beach. Bahamas Handbook brings you the details.
As a financial centre, The Bahamas ranks among the worlds finest. Read about the government’s investment policy, The Bahamas’ stock market and the latest and most efficient in corporate entities.
Check the “Blue Pages” for accurate, alphabetical information on everything from accommodations to ZNS.
||TABLE OF CONTENTS
-The Bahamas at the last centennial – Celebrations, squabbles and eyes on the future – welcome to 1900
-The Bahamas’ silver jubilee – Nation on the move
-Atlantis at Bimini: fantasy or fact? – Two experts face off
-High, mighty trod West Hill Street – Piety and wealth defined area
-New views on the Bahamian past – History rewritten about first inhabitants
-An Out Island wedding – “You give hogs away, not daughters!”
-Eco-resorts link nature, fun, luxury – Going green doesn’t mean roughing it
Business & Finance
-Economy shifts into high gear – Economic engine keeps humming
-The Bahamas’ stock market – More room for risk, more money for business
-Three Bahamian corporate entities – IBCs, regular companies and exempted limited partnerships
-The government’s investment policy – Guidelines for would-be investors
-Confidence feeds construction boom – Employment sees all-time high
-Out Island projects keeping pace – Construction, infrastructure projects pump economy
-Property Sampling – What’s available, where, how much
-Blue Pages – A-Z compendium on everything you need to know about living, working, vacationing and investing in The Bahamas
-Shipping, hotels, real estate – Optimism prevails
-The West End’s big comeback – Birth of a new era
-A big bunch of Roses – A family makes its mark on Freeport
-They spotted a winner in Miller – Bahamian key player
-Grand Bahama enters a new era – Tourism rises once again
-More blue pages – Handy facts and figures specific to Freeport/Lucaya
-Silver Jubilee anniversary honours
-Cabinet ministers & portfolios
-Ministers of State
-House of Assembly
-Parliamentarians’ salaries; Parliamentary Secretaries
-Permanent Secretaries; Commission chairpersons
-Public service officials
- Bahamas diplomatic & consular representatives
-Resident diplomatic & consular representatives
-International organizations’ representatives
-Honorary consuls & representatives
-Bahamas honorary consuls abroad
Year in Review
-Sept 1997 through Aug 1998
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