Bahamas. The economic crisis that affected almost the
whole world during the year hit the Bahamas very hard. The
main reason for this was that tourists from the United
States were fewer than they had been in previous years. The
Bahamas is very dependent on tourism; Usually many
holidaymakers come from the crisis-hit US during the year.
The Bahamas is only 8 miles from North America. The
deteriorating economy caused the attitude of the Bahamas to
harden to the approximately 80,000 Haitians who have entered
the considerably richer Bahamas; the demands for stricter
immigration laws increased among the population.
countryaah, the country's justice minister and prosecutor, Michael
Barnett, was forced in August to leave his ministerial post
after being met by criticism from MPs who considered his
dual roles to risk politicizing the judiciary. Foreign
Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette
temporarily assumed the post of Minister of Justice.