Happy majority rule day to mark the achievements and sacrifices made by bahamian men and women to create an independent sovereign country, this year january 11 is a public holiday in the bahamas everyone at thebahamasinvestorcom wishes you a peaceful and restful majority rule day. The 1958 general strike and the making of the modern bahamas by larry smith ultimately leading to the freedom of majority rule for all bahamians. As we noted last week in part i of this series, the march to majority rule in the bahamas is a story of a sustained struggle on friday past, we observed the first public holiday to commemorate the day that majority rule came to the bahamas on january 10, 1967. A public holiday in the bahamas will be explained on facts about majority rule day since 2014, it has earned the status as the public holiday on 10 january.
Historically, a majority of the 6 million tourists visiting the bahamas each year have been from the united states the bahamas imports nearly all its food and manufactured goods from the united states, although it is beginning to diversify its supply chain to include asian and latin american suppliers. Majority rule day is celebrated annually on 10 january as a national public holiday in the bahamas if 10 january falls on a saturday or sunday, the following monday will be observed as a holiday. Majority rule was a singular moment of liberation for all of us january 10, 1967 was and shall forever remain one of the truly transformative events not only in bahamian history but in the.
A planned demonstration is scheduled to take place in nassau on tuesday, january 10, 2017, during the bahamas' majority rule day holiday, commencing at 10:00 am at arawak cay (fish fry) and proceeding east on bay street to rawson square ( parliament. The following events spurred the advent of majority rule (1967), which would have implications for the people of the bahamas how far we would have come, in this regard, is a matter of record and. To mark this key event, majority rule day became a public holiday in 2014 the day is marked by a parade in downtown freeport in 2015, the celebrations included honouring 70 individuals who played a key role in bringing majority rule to the island.
The road to majority rule (1942 -1967) this singular event in bahamian history played a significant role in shaping the modern bahamas we experience today. Majority rule definition is - a political principle providing that a majority usually constituted by fifty percent plus one of an organized group will have the power to make decisions binding upon the whole. So, if the truth be told, the first majority rule government in the bahamas was the ubp on january 10th, 1967, the same universal bahamian voter voted for the plp, making them the second. Majority rule is the control of the majority it is also the control of an organization or institution according to the wishes or votes of the majority of its members bahamian society before the establishment of majority rule 59 novembers ago three men came together and form the progressive liberal party (plp.
January 10, 2017 marks the 50 th anniversary of majority rule day majority rule day is remembered as the first time bahamians of african stock took political control of the islands of the bahamas. In the 1960's, the baptist communities acknowledged the progressive liberal part in its struggle for the bahamas to attain full adult suffrage, new constitution, majority rule, and political independence, which will be discussed into depth further in the reading. Most viewed bahamas holidays today:majority rule daynational heroes daysir randol fawkes day bahamas public holidays 2018 majority rule day.
Nassau, the bahamas -- a 51st anniversary of majority rule public lecture was held by the bain & grants town advancement association at the bahamas historical society on thursday evening, january 11, 2018. Nassau, the bahamas — prime minister the rt hon perry gladstone christie said persons residing in the bahamas have tended not to see the importance of celebrating majority rule, even though it is arguably the most important event in the country's history with the exception of the abolition of slavery and independence.
Majority rule day in the bahamas date in the current year: january 10, 2018 january 10 is a public holiday in the bahamas this day is the majority rule day, that marks the anniversary of progressive liberal party coming to power in 1967. Road to majority rule bahamas 26k likes the road to majority rule (the bahamas. The commonwealth of the bahamas prepared by: ruth sumner, phd may, 2005 by 1958 and with the struggle toward majority rule, the progressive liberal. Majority rule day became a public holiday in 2014 it commemorates the bahamas gaining majority rule for the first time on january 10, 1967, symbolizing the promise of equality, a level playing field, and fair play for all bahamians.