Group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1973 by the Monarchy of the Bahamas


The Bahamas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is a nation consisting of more than 3,000 islands, cays, and islets. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States (nearest to the state of Florida). Its land area is 13,939 km2, with a population of 353,658. Its capital is Nassau. Geographically, The Bahamas lie in the same island chain as Cuba, Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands; the designation of Bahamas refers normally to the Commonwealth and not the geographic chain. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Bahamas | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 92, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"Harsh new immigration policies enacted in 2014 and 2015 have drawn protests from domestic and international observers, who decry inhumane conditions at migrant detention centers and the detention of children, and say the policies unjustly target people of Haitian descent. The new policies also threaten to block children born in the Bahamas to undocumented migrants from attending primary and secondary schools, and to make it more difficult for Bahaman-born children of migrants to attend universities."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.47, Rank: 48, Personal Freedom: 7.56, Economic Freedom: 7.38
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.38, Rank: 49