In 2009, the Bahamas had a population of 353,658 people and a population growth rate of 0.8%. The economy was driven by the export of commodities such as pharmaceuticals, rum, cement and petroleum products. The Bahamas was an active member in many international organisations including the United Nations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organisation of American States (OAS). Politically, The Bahamas was a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with two major political parties: the Free National Movement (FNM) and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). The then Prime Minister was Hubert Ingraham who had been in office since 2007. He had previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2007 under Prime Minister Perry Christie. See internetsailors for Bahamas in the year of 2011.
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. See ABBREVIATIONFINDER for abbreviation BS which stands for the nation of Bahamas.
According to 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.