The contemporary political history
of the Bahamas
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History in general of the Bahamas
- Bahamian Government Defends Gay Rights
- Centr-Am News, week of 12-18 April 1998. The "Let's
Save the Bahamas Campaign" lobbies for a stricter anti-sodomy
law and against the arrival of cruise ships with gay passengers.
- Protesters storm Bahamas parliament
- By Athena Damianos, Reuters, 24 March 1999. Hundreds of union
workers stormed the Bahamas parliament on Wednesday to
protest against privatization of the state-owned telephone
company. Simmering anger over a host of government decisions
on labor issues.
- Minimum wage legislation bad news
- Antigua Sun, 30 June 2000. An independent group of
Bahamian lawyers, accountants, economists and business
owners, The Institute for Economic Freedom, said that a
minimum wage at US$1.90 for the public sector and US$1.75
for private sector workers, would create unemployment.
- Threat of serious industrial unrest: Union
leaders hold marathon meeting with Prime Minister
- By Mark Symonette, Nassau Guardian, 5 July 2000.
Labour leaders united against provisions in government's
proposed labour Bills. Leroy
"Duke" Hanna, president of the National Congress of
Trade Unions (NCTU), and Obie Ferguson, head of the Trade
Union Congress (TUC) met with the Prime Minister.
- House debates Health and Safety Bill
- By Keva Lightbourne, The Nassau Guardian, 28 July
2000. The Bill is the government's attempt to provide for
workers a minimum protection package guaranteed to ensure
their health and safety in the workplace. The Employment
Bill and the Minimum Wages Bill have already been debated.