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MedPro International Celebrates 50 Years of Bahamian Independence

MedPro International Celebrates 50 Years of Bahamian Independence

On Monday, July 10, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas marks 50 years of independence. The popular tourist destination known for its pristine white beaches and turquoise waters secured freedom and sovereignty from British rule on July 10, 1973. Independence Day festivities include parades, musical performances, and church services, which usually start on July 1 and continue through Independence Day. Traditional Junkanoo performances and fireworks displays highlight the events celebrating freedom throughout the country.

 

History
Male dancers dressed in traditional costumes performing at a Junkanoo festival in Freeport, Bahamas

The islands were originally inhabited by a branch of indigenous Taino (Arawak) people known as the Lucayans from approximately 900 – 1500 AD. After Christopher Columbus landed in 1492, the Lucayans were quickly wiped out through disease and slavery in just 25 years. The Spanish and Dutch briefly controlled the island before the English took control for 300 years. Finally, in 1964, Great Britain granted the islands limited self-government. In 1969 the Bahamas became a British Commonwealth, effectively ending colonial rule, and became a sovereign nation on July 10, 1973. Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, who served as the first black premier of the colony of the Bahama Islands and the Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1969 to 1992, is considered the “Father of the Nation.”

 

Economy

The Bahamas is the wealthiest country in the Caribbean. Aside from being a major tourist attraction and location for many Hollywood blockbusters, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Fool’s Gold, and multiple James Bond films, the Bahamas is one of the leading financial centers with more than 250 banking and trust companies from 25 different countries. Oil transshipment, pharmaceuticals, cement, and rum are also important industries. For MedPro International, foreign-educated healthcare professionals from the Bahamas have been a welcome and valuable contributor in providing quality healthcare at hospitals and care facilities across the United States.

 

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But you don’t have to wait until our next recruitment event to kick-start your American dream. Visit https://www.medprointernational.com/apply/ to complete a brief application, and a Recruiter will contact you right away!

 

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