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Bahamas

The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an island country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the North Atlantic. It takes up 97% of the Lucayan Archipelago's land area and is home to 88% of the archipelago's population.

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 1,011 entities connected with Bahamas. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Bahamas. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 95 entities identified as PEPs connected with Bahamas.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor-General2--
King1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Grand Bahama1--
Minister for the Environment & Natural Resources1--
Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources, & Family Island Affairs1--
Minister of Economic Affairs and Leader of Government Business in the Senate1--
Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Public Service1--
Minister of Health & Wellness1--
Minister of Labor & Immigration1--
Minister of National Security1--
Minister of Social Services & Urban Development and Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly1--
Minister of State for Legal Affairs in the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs1--
Minister of State for Public Service1--
Minister of State for the Environment1--
Minister of State in the Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training1--
Minister of State in the Minister of Social Services & Urban Development1--
Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister1--
Minister of Transport & Housing1--
Minister of Works & Utilities1--
Minister of Youth, Sports, & Culture1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Assembly--38
Member of the House of Assembly of the Bahamas-122
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas-21
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
senator of the Bahamas-29
Governor-General of the Bahamas-51
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs131
Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas-41
Prime Minister of the Bahamas-31
Minister of Health-21
Chief Justice of the Bahamas-11
Minister of Education-11
Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration-2-
Minister of Foreign Affairs-2-
Minister of Tourism and Aviation-11
monarch of the Bahamas-11
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment, & Aviation1--
Minister of Finance--1
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...