Newspapers in Bahamas
The Bahamas has three newspapers: the Nassau Guardian (edition: 14,000
copies), founded as early as 1844, the Nassau Daily Tribune (12,000 copies) and
Freeport News (4,000 copies).
The state-owned company Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas
(BCB, founded in 1936) broadcasts radio in four channels and television in one
channel. TV broadcasts account for 75% of imported programs. Since 1995, cable
TV broadcasts in Freeport have been through a private station. There are 744
radio and 247 TV receivers per 1,000 residents (2000).
The cultural life of the Bahamas reflects the
origins of the country's population. African elements
are mixed with European.
Particularly famous are the festivals held on
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. People gather in the
streets for hundreds of years to sing, dance and play
music, often with African rhythms. Goombay is a music
style reminiscent of calypso and originated in the
Bahamas. Both the drum used and the dance to the music
are also called goombay.
Latest population statistics of Bahamas, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.
It is also common with soca, reggae, rap and hip hop.