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A. Baker & Sons, established in 1894, is known to be one of the oldest surviving businesses in The Bahamas, and may be the oldest store still remaining in its original location on Bay Street. A. Baker and Sons was founded by Mr. Anthony Baker, born…

No social movement or set of political ideas could lay sole claim to the grassy expanse of the Southern Recreation Grounds. At mid-century, community leaders and politicians filled that open canvas – commonly called “Gov’ment Ground” – with calls for…

During the Middle Ages, clergy wielded the mace offensively to conquer their enemies without shedding blood. In what would become a memorable year in the evolution of the Bahamas’s House of Assembly, Lynden Pindling would untether the institution’s…

Today a barren parking lot rests on East Street in downtown Nassau, across from an historic police station and a short walk from the parliament building.  In that parking lot once stood, half a century ago, a vibrant hotel: the Carlton House. At the…

Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, fly fishing in The Bahamas stirred a multi-million-dollar groundswell of enterprise. At the heart of this unfolding was the elusive game fish called the bonefish, “the ghost of the flats”. Bonefish are a…

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