Bahamas: Black Power on the Beach

Grand Bahama Island is one of the few places on earth that makes the tinsel of Las Vegas and Miami Beach look old by comparison. Located 60 miles off the Florida coast, Grand Bahama until 15 years ago was little more than 550 square miles of scrub, coral and limestone. Since then, $1 billion in foreign investment, mainly from the U.S., has built a dozen resort hotels, retirement homes, an oil refinery, several industrial plants and an International Bazaar where tourists shop in Chinese pagodas and London-like mews. For those looking for...

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