Bahamas Laura Carr

Politics- The Bahamas are Parliamentary Democracy. They have a prime minister as the head of government. The Bahamas is an independent country and a member of the common wealth of Nations. It was a member of the British colony so the political and legal traditions are similar to the UK.

Economics- The Bahamian dollar has been the currency since 1966. It is the same dollar that the U.S. uses. The money has different colors depending on the worth of the bill. ($1 green, $5 Orange, brown and blue, and $10 is dark blue, dark green and maroon.)

Religion- More than 91% of the population are protestant Christian denominations including Baptist, Anglicans, Pentecostals, Church of God, Seventh day Adventists, and Methodists. Many unaffiliated protestant congregations are almost exclusively black but some main stream churches are integrated racially.

Social Structure- Classes are split into three classes. Upper class consists of wealthy business owners, corporate managers, Military officers, and some foreign visitors. Middle class consists of small business owners, civil servants and low level managers. Lower class consists of physically demanding jobs such as farming or construction.

Industry- The Bahamas is a developing nation with an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking. Steady growth in tourism results in the need for hotels and resorts.

Arts and Entertainment- The Bahamas has lots of culture festivals. They express their culture through colorful art, music and dance. They offer many museums and places to visit.

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Created with images by trishhartmann - "Eleuthera Sunset explored 11-18-12 thank you!" • Ricardo's Photography (Thanks to all the fans!!!) - "Bahamas(Nassau Adastra Gardens)" • vl8189 - "Lighthouse" • enzol - "palm tree tropic bahamas" • Ricardo's Photography (Thanks to all the fans!!!) - "Bahamas(Coco Cay)"

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