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Bahamas: Consultation & Arawak names

“The old colonial idea advocated by one resident that the government can just hand things down from on high is no longer acceptable in the Bahamas,” says Sir Arthur Foulkes in his appeal for the development of a “culture of consultation” in the Bahamas. In the same post Sir Arthur suggests that the Bahamas explore the idea of re-christening some of the “family islands” with their Arawak names: “Some of the Family Island names reflect this history and beauty, including Bimini, Exuma, Eleuthera, San Salvador, Inagua and Mayaguana. But two of the most beautiful islands in the chain have the most unflattering names – Cat and Crooked.”

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