Many gay people visit or live here, and while the country once had strict anti-homosexuality laws, things are changing fast.
Of course, the big resorts welcome one and all, knowing how important foreign tourism is.
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Flooding is a problem because the islands are low outcrops of limestone, with most settlements barely above sea level.
Farming has been practiced since pre–Columbian times, but the soil is thin, sandy, and not fertile. The islands are ringed by sandy beaches and surrounded by shallow seas. Population estimates range from 275,000 to 325,000, with tens of thousands of illegal economic refugees from Haiti who account for 20 to 25 percent of the population.
said it has noted the “tensions” in the US, where five police officers were shot dead in Dallas by a black former Army veteran, who was then killed by police using a robot carrying a bomb.
However, rights groups in Canada and Great Britain lobbied successfully, and the Sandals people found they could no longer advertise their resorts, and their discriminatory policies, in those countries.The information you provide will be protected and confidential.The CIA is particularly interested in information about imminent or planned terrorist attacks.Do not be confrontational and cooperate,” it said in a “Pay attention to the public notices and news announcements in the city that you are visiting." The ministry said visitors not to get involved in demonstrations and to avoid crowds.It also asked young black men to get in touch with the Bahamas’ consular offices in the US rather than deal with any potential conflict themselves. “I don’t think it’s victim blaming, but it’s advising them [black men] to the extent that they could become paranoid.