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Bahamas: The Paradise of Islands

This tropical paradise on earth features a rich historical culture, a plethora of ecological wonders and a blend of modern and traditional ethnicities. Besides this it incorporates a wide range of flora and fauna including the rare species of Abaco Parrot and the Bahamian Iguana sheltered in a National Park. Bahamas is famous for its stupendous Vacation spots, Beaches, Cruise, Resorts and Cuisine.

Bahamas Quick Facts:

    · National Name: Common wealth of the Bahamas
    · Total Area: 13,939 sq km (5,382 sq miles)
    · Total Population: 333,800 (2007 Bahamas Handbook)
    · Capital City: Nassau and New Providence and Freeport (Grand Bahama)
    · Languages: English and Creole
    · Currency Unit: 1 Bahamian Dollar= 100 cents (U.S)
    · Religion: Majority of Bahamians are Christians
    · Main exports: Pharmaceuticals, cement, rum, crawfish, refined petroleum

Geography, Culture, Cuisine, Tourist Information of Bahamas:

Geography: The climate in this country is fairly moderate and varies from sub-tropical to tropical range. Due to the blowing of Trade winds the temperature remains relatively mild. However, it is also vulnerable to Hurricanes during the rainy season, which extends from May to November. During summers, the temperature may be higher offering a sweltering day and the winters remain relatively cooler.
For vacation seekers and other tourists Bahamas offers the perfect weather for their small rendezvous.

Culture: Bahamians are known for their cordiality towards other people belonging to various ethnicities or culture. They have an influence of African culture, which gets depicted through their cuisine, language and also certain religious practices. As there are a certain number of Haitians who speak Creole. Besides this they also involve themselves in the practice of story telling or Folklore binding their century old rich culture.

Some of their cultural practices include Straw Weaving, in which the Bahamians are best skilled, creating beautiful hats and baskets. Then there is Canvas Art where the enthralling and soul appealing surroundings of the islands are artistically painted. Apart from this the natives also indulge in Quilting and coral, stone art which also forms a part of their economic inflow.

Cuisine: Bahamas Island offers a sumptuous delight for the seafood lovers. The most popular local cuisine includes Conch Chowder, conch fritters, Guava duff, Crawfish, and Crab with rice and others. Besides this, the unique Kalik beer is considered as the treasure drink of the islands as it’s not heavy and is rather cooler in its composition offering a great delight to the consumers by cutting down the day’s heat. Another special drink is called Switcher, made of fresh citrus limes tasting subtly sour.

Tourist Attractions:
Within Bahamas, there are a number of islands, which are yet not much explored. The island of New Providence in Grand Bahama is an important center to the capital, Nassau Island in Bahamas is well known for its tourist resorts, super markets and casino clubs. Then there is Nassau public library and museum that consists of a wide range of historic books and the artifacts. Besides these there is a national park named Lucayan that consists of the world’s longest underwater cave system, which attracts a large number of tourists every year. The Bahamian beaches are popular tourist hangouts and its Bahamian cruise are world famous.
Biminis Island is perhaps the most sought after place offering a great deal of fishing that is undertaken as a part of play.

Other places include:

    · Arawak cay
    · Bay street
    · Pirates of Nassau museum
    · Paradise island bridge
    · Andros island
    · Peterson cay national park
    · Cable beach

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April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, Apr 30 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone, who has been has been soaking up the sunshine in Dubai, started tweeting from the minute she arrived at Heathrow on Thursday, informing her 70,000 followers that her flight had been delayed which cut into her valuable "tanning time".

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon renews vows

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Paris, April 29 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renewed their wedding vows on the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris Friday.

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Mariah and Nick renew their wedding vows for 4th time

April 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, April 28 (ANI): Mariah Carey and Mariah Carey , who married in the Bahamas in 2008 just after their six-week old whirlwind romance, renewed their wedding vows for the fourth time on Friday.

Beatles' unseen pics to go under the hammer

April 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): Unseen photographs of the Beatles are to go up for sale after lying in a family album for almost half a century.

Tamara Ecclestone flaunts curves in bandeau bikini to 'tan the tan lines'

April 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

London, Apr 15 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone, who has been pictured in a variety of bikinis this week, decided it was time to really concentrate on her tan on Friday.

Golfer Darren Clarke marries saviour who helped him get over wife's death

April 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): Golfer Darren Clarke tied the knot with the woman who helped him get over the death of his beloved wife six years ago.

Tamara Ecclestone displays beach body in tiny bikini while holidaying in The Bahamas

April 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

London, Apr 12 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone, who seems to have jetted to sunnier climes owing to the poor weather in Britain, looked in great shape as she holidayed in The Bahamas with her boyfriend Omar Khyami.

Cannon and Carey to renew wedding vows next month

March 29, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Nick Cannon, who is going to renew wedding vows with wife Mariah Carey next month, has said in lighter vein that he is renewing his marriage to prove to himself that their marriage is "real".

Cannon renews wedding vows to Carey every year to make sure it's 'real'

March 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Nick Cannon, who is renewing his wedding vows with wife Mariah Carey next month, has jokingly said that he is doing so in order to prove to himself that their union is "real".

Plastic surgeon gave his daughter breast implants when she turned 18

March 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

London, Mar 21 (ANI): An American cosmetic surgeon father, who performed a boob-job operation on his daughter for her 18th birthday, does not regret his decision at all.

Plastic surgeon gave his daughter breast implants when she turned 18

March 21, 2012 at 5:33 PM

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Sea-level rise could be lower than previous estimates

March 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

London, March 17 (ANI): A new study has lowered past estimates of sea-level rise, but warns that it's still a drastic change.

Sea-level rise could be lower than previous estimates

March 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

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'Tomboy' hockey player wins Miss Asia UK to show ex what he's missing

March 7, 2012 at 9:27 PM

London, Mar 7 (ANI): A self-confessed hockey loving tomboy has turned herself into a beauty queen, just to show her former boyfriend what he lost out on.

Prince Harry meets Miss Bahamas 2011 who wants to marry him

March 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

London, Mar 6 (ANI): Prince Harry came face to face with Miss Bahamas 2011 at a reception in Nassau on Sunday, just a day after she had said that she would like to marry him.

Prince Harry meets Miss Bahamas 2011 who wants to marry him

March 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

London, Mar 6 (ANI): Prince Harry came face to face with Miss Bahamas 2011 at a reception in Nassau on Sunday, just a day after she had said that she would like to marry him.

Pippa and Prince Harry win admirers 5000 miles apart

March 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM

London, Mar 5 (ANI): Pippa Middleton, who participated in the annual Vasaloppet ski race to raise money for a children's charity, was kissed by a man moments after crossing the finish line.

Pippa and Prince Harry win admirers 5000 miles apart

March 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM

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Prince Harry drinks and dances in Belize as part of Diamond Jubilee tour

March 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM

London, Mar 4 (ANI): Prince Harry, who was hoping to shed his playboy prince image on his first solo royal tour to the Caribbean, drank cocktails and danced with local lovelies as he attended a street party in Belmopan, the capital of Belize.

Prince Harry drinks and dances in Belize as part of Diamond Jubilee tour

March 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM

London, Mar 4 (ANI): Prince Harry, who was hoping to shed his playboy prince image on his first solo royal tour to the Caribbean, drank cocktails and danced with local lovelies as he attended a street party in Belmopan, the capital of Belize.

John Travolta to donate jet in son's memory

February 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): John Travolta is donating an airplane to a museum in Georgia in honour of his late son, Jett.

John Travolta to donate jet in son's memory

February 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): John Travolta is donating an airplane to a museum in Georgia in honour of his late son, Jett.

Prince Harry to play volleyball on Caribbean beach during Jubilee tour

February 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM

London, Feb 2 (ANI): Prince Harry, who plans to meet Usain Bolt during his Diamond Jubilee tour of the Caribbean and Central America next month, will also be travelling to Brazil to take part in a beach volleyball tournament.

Prince Harry to play volleyball on Caribbean beach during Jubilee tour

February 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

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Prince Harry to challenge Usain Bolt to a race during Jamaica tour

February 1, 2012 at 8:46 PM

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February 1, 2012 at 1:40 PM

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Glaciation not related to carbon isotopic ratio change prior to 'Snowball Earth'

January 28, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): The large changes in the carbon isotopic composition of carbonates which occurred prior to the major climatic event more than 500 million years ago, known as 'Snowball Earth,' are unrelated to worldwide glacial events, a new study has suggested.

'Barefoot Bandit' sentenced to further 6 1/2 yrs in prison for committing slew of crimes

January 28, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Washington, Jan 28(ANI): A US man dubbed the 'Barefoot Bandit' has been sentenced to a further six and a half years in prison for committing a series of crimes across the country.

'Barefoot Bandit' sentenced to further 6 1/2 yrs in prison for committing slew of crimes

January 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Washington, Jan 28(ANI): A US man dubbed the 'Barefoot Bandit' has been sentenced to a further six and a half years in prison for committing a series of crimes across the country.

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January 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): The large changes in the carbon isotopic composition of carbonates which occurred prior to the major climatic event more than 500 million years ago, known as 'Snowball Earth,' are unrelated to worldwide glacial events, a new study has suggested.

Bahamas' underwater caves could give clues about life beyond Earth

January 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Researchers believe recent discoveries made in some underwater caves in the Bahamas could provide clues about how ocean life formed on Earth millions of years ago, and perhaps give hints of what types of marine life could be found on distant planets and moons.

Bahamas' underwater caves could give clues about life beyond Earth

January 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Researchers believe recent discoveries made in some underwater caves in the Bahamas could provide clues about how ocean life formed on Earth millions of years ago, and perhaps give hints of what types of marine life could be found on distant planets and moons.

Johnny Depp splashes $10m on English country estate

January 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Johnny Depp has reportedly bought an English country estate for himself for over 10 million dollars.

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