The Bahamas' history is very intersting. The Arawak Indains were the first inhabitants of the Bahamas. The Bahamas were a Crown colony from 1717 untill 1964. The islands moved toward greater autonomy in 1968 after the overwhelming victory in general elections of the Progressive Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling. With its new mandate from the black population, Pindliing's government negotiated a new constitution with Britian under which the colony became a commonwealth of the Bahama islands in 1969. On July 10, 1973, The Bahamas became an independent nation. The Bahamas used to be dependent on agriculture and fishing, but today tourism is the main focus of its economy.

  1. Sidney Poitier-- Sidney was born on February 20, 1927 in the Bahamas. His childhood was filled with delinquency, so eventually his parents sent him to live with his brother in Florida in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army for a couple of years before becomeing an actor. He won his first Oscar in 1963. He hasn't died yet.
  2. Debbie Ferguson---Debbie was born on January 16, 1976. She has won several World Cup gold medals for sprinting. Her first major run was in 1999
  3. Wendy Coaxley---
  4. The Baha Men---
  5. Lenny Kravitz---
  6. Eric Gibson---
  7. Mychal Thomson---
  8. Shakara Ledard---
  9. Tonique Williams---
  10. Mark Knowles---