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Given the vulnerable situation to climate change as an island nation, the government has been asking for access to international funding mechanisms in order to properly mitigate the negative effects of climate change.1 Due to climate change, the Bahamas stands to lose territory, employment opportunities, and people.2 There is a national policy in place in the Bahamas to mitigate the negative effects of climate change.3 If left unchecked, climate change will affect the fishing industry, coastal, and marine activities, as well as contribute to the reduction of biodiversity resources.4

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1 http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2013/11/this-is-the-time-to-enhance-commitment-to-climate-change-the-bahamas/
2 Ibid
3 http://www.eldis.org/go/home&id=59860&type=Document#.U809Pl5755w
4 Ibid
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thebahamasweekly.com 
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson says the concept of The Bahamas as a Technology Hub is not a new idea, however making Grand Bahama the center of that ... See more..
Bahamas Tribune 
#BAHAMAS Realty has announced that W. Larry Roberts, a two-term president of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA), has stepped down as its vice-president and chief executive after a career that spanned nearly half-a-century. #Mr Roberts will ... See more..
KTRK-TV 
Family members have hired a private plane and crew to assist in the search for a Dallas-area couple now missing in the Bahamas. See more..
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thebahamasweekly.com 
General Situation: Broad low pressure system along with a surface trough east of the Bahamas could trigger some scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms as it moves northward through Tuesday. This system could develop into a tropical depression ... See more..
Royal Caribbean Blog (blog) 
Enchantment of the Seas Live Blog Day 3 - Nassau, Bahamas. In: Enchantment of the Seas Live Blog. 16Oct2017. By: Michael Poole. Today was our last day of the cruise, so I was just looking to relax today with no real plans. We were docked in Nassau from ... See more..
Gainesville Sun 
A citizen from the Bahamas residing in Gainesville was arrested Saturday night after he accosted two pedestrians and threw shopping baskets and carts at one of them before following them and threatening to beat them with a metal rod, according to a GPD ... See more..
PEOPLE.com 
A Texas couple who took their private plane to go on a trip of a lifetime in the Bahamas — where they also planned to elope — have now been missing for over two weeks. On Sept. 26, Forrest Sanco and Donna Grant of Fort Worth, Texas, took off from ... See more..
kfor.com 
TEXAS - An Oklahoma woman and her fiancé are still missing after taking their plane to the Bahamas for their honeymoon. The couple - who lived in Texas ... See more..
Jamaica Gleaner 
The Bahamian government has given illegal migrants until year end to regularise their stay in the country or face deportation. Wrapping up the debate on the ... See more..
Bahamas Tribune 
THE Attorney General yesterday lamented that “riding behind our competitors” had caused “incalculable” damage to the financial services industry, accusing the ... See more..
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Geography

chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba
Area

Total 13,880 sq km
Land 10,010 sq km
Water 3,870 sq km

Climate

tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream
Natural Resources

salt, aragonite, timber, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

hurricanes and other tropical storms cause extensive flood and wind damage
Current Environmental Issues

coral reef decay; solid waste disposal

Demographics

Nationality
Bahamian
Population
319,031 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Bahamas is one of the wealthiest Caribbean countries with an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking. Tourism together with tourism-driven construction and manufacturing accounts for approximately 60% of GDP and directly or indirectly employs half of the archipelago's labor force. Financial services constitute the second-most important sector of the Bahamian economy and, when combined with business services, account for about 36% of GDP. Manufacturing and agriculture combined contribute less than a 10th of GDP and show little growth, despite government incentives aimed at those sectors. The economy of The Bahamas shrank at an average pace of 0.8% ...See More annually between 2007-11, and tourism, financial services, and construction - pillars of the national economy - remained weak. These challenges, coupled with a growing public debt, increases in government expenditures, a narrow revenue base, and heavy dependence on customs and property taxes have led to prospects of limited growth for The Bahamas. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$11.24 billion (2012 est.); $10.96 billion (2011 est.); $10.79 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

citrus, vegetables; poultry
Industries

tourism, banking, cement, oil transshipment, salt, rum, aragonite, pharmaceuticals