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What makes you proud to be Bahamian?

As the 47th anniversary of Independence approaches, what makes you proud to be Bahamian?

Leave your answers in the comments box below.

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moncurcool 2 years, 4 months ago

What is there to be proud of at this time, when for the majority of the 47 years of so called independence, we have had governments who treat foreigners better than their own citizens?

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joeblow 2 years, 4 months ago

I am proud of our highly educated, resourceful and courteous population who hold marriage and family in high regard. A people who always look to the future while offering a helping hand to their neighbor. A people who put country above self and refuse to look the other way when wrongdoing occurs. A people who hate crime and the criminal element; who do not spend more than they have. A country with politicians of the highest caliber, character and integrity, who always make decisions in the best interest of the country and her people! My heart overflows with joy when I check my BTC phone balance and the first voice I hear is in Creole!

I am equally proud of the significant infrastructural improvements that have transformed this country into a Mecca for the region and our negative balance national debt. I love our wide open well paved roads, world class hospitals and schools. Extremely proud of the reliable power supply and the nonexistent nepotism in government. There's so much more I could say, but I will leave space for others to make their contributions!

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tribanon 2 years, 4 months ago

Aside from that Creole voice on your BTC phone, you sound like you've discovered a new heightened state of ganja induced nirvana. Dream on until our self-annointed supreme ruler orders all of his plebes to do no more dreaming. LOL

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K4C 2 years, 4 months ago

You Sir are a master of sarcasm with a touch of humor

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ThisIsOurs 2 years, 4 months ago

Your country sounds wonderful, I'm renouncing my citizenship in the Bananas forthwith and putting in for citizenship in the Islands of the Bahamas asap!

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bogart 2 years, 4 months ago

....Joeblow very good. You have the know......Also sounds like.....a politician giving speech to say up to 5th Grade students...or, political campaign started (but not to Family Island gatherings about infrastructure)....or, like a junior civil servant trying to get promotion in a continuous money losing govt agency,....or, like govt employee giving speech to overseas investors.......or, like some croney jonsering for position on govt agency Board which pays .....or, like some uplifting speech in church during some govt related service,.......or, like large public gathering with supporters of the same party,....or, like some Board member trying to coverup some blatent egregious continuous wrongs and failings,......

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mandela 2 years, 4 months ago

The statue of Christopher Columbus and Queen Victoria towering big and bold reminding us all just how independent we really are while a tiny bust of the great Sir Milo Butler sits small and almost invisible.

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banker 2 years, 4 months ago

Proud of the people stubbornly holding on to the dream and vision of a better tomorrow, while all portents, evidence, odds and signs point the other way.

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Godson 2 years, 4 months ago

Proud to look back and know that we had a Prime Minister named Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling. He was the finest example of a Bahamian Statesman that I'll probably ever get to know besides myself.

Proud to look back and know that we had among us an unselfish and brave citizen named Mr. Norman Solomon. He gave tirelessly of himself to develop Bahamians and our economy.

Proud to look back and to have Known a proud Bahamian named Marion Elizabeth Lightbourn (nee McKinney) AKA Mallie. Mallie taught and showed me unwavering loyalty.

Last and not least, I am proud of myself, GODSON ANDREW JOHNSON - AKA Nicodemus. I am most suitable of all persons who can be called an 'indigenous Bahamian'. Me nor my Bahamian ancestry, tracing back and beyond slavery, have any foreign blood. All were Bahamians slaves and English loyalist. And notwithstanding, I went through so much disappointments in this Country and overcame it all.

I am proud of who I am and who I have turned out to be despite my broken past. Whereas, this present and the previous government administrations tried to ridicule and bring me down but The LORD God Almighty showed me favor and showed His love for me by reiterating that He don't like ugly.

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ThisIsOurs 2 years, 4 months ago

You know @Godson I was reading comments including my own and thinking, how is it in this nation of beautiful waters that we een proud a nuttin? And my mind went on Dr Dexter Johnson's son, the first black Princeton valedictorian, and I realized, it's the people we need to be looking at. Then I read your comment and everything you speak of being proud of is a reference to a Bahamian person. I think if we gonna save this country we have to forget govt and work together as a people, a groundswell movement for all the growth and justice and systems that we desire. This may be another of my utopian fantasies, don't know but I do know they ain't gonna do it for us, there's no need, they done eat yuh see

I proud of Ronnie Butler

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Godson 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you. And Ronnie Butler epitomizes Bahamian musical talent at its very best.

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DDK 2 years, 4 months ago

Certainly not our government, or any of those of the past five plus decades.

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DDK 2 years, 4 months ago

The lack of good governence, the terrible lack of competence, the awful standard of education and the rank corruption make it difficult to be proud of our Country, although I will aways be proud to be a Bahamian.

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DDK 2 years, 4 months ago

The first 'majority rule' roots government in, I believe, 1967, was so obsessed with power, greed and racism it did everything it could to divest itself of everything British, except the peerage titles. We have since so far declined as a sovereign nation we have become a yes massa slave to the neighbouring meglomaniacal country to our northwest. TRULY SAD.

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tribanon 2 years, 4 months ago

You're actually now a slave to the very sinister and evil Communist Party of Red China, but like so many other Bahamians you just don't know it yet.

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Dawes 2 years, 4 months ago

Not much if it involves Government (of all colours), quite a lot when it involves our people who have gone on to do greatness around the world.

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DDK 2 years, 4 months ago

Oh Mudda, ya need to learn to like stir fry 😂 It's not aggressive! It would be best if we were not so entirely beholdened to the Western AND the Eastern masters. We have put ourselves in this position thanks to our successive corrupt, incompetent and shortsighted governments. The people have allowed the administrators to 'dumb down' the population into mass ignorance of the Bahamian system. It only gets worse as the status quo is maintained after each and every political election. There must be some help SOMEWHERE for our beautiful Country....

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tribanon 2 years, 4 months ago

Not sure about the Mudda guy, but my doctor recommends I avoid eating anything fried. And with Covid-19 floating around the last thing I need at my age is a bout of hypertension. There are gonna be a lot fewer Bahama Mamas in the Bahamas after Covid-19 has run its full course through our society. And Minnis now seems hell bent on accelerating the culling of our population.

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RealTalk 2 years, 4 months ago

ThisIsOurs made a good point. I am proud of Nakhaz and Buddy Hield!

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