The Bahamas gained Independence from Great Britain on July 10th, 1973, after being an English colony for 300 years. Bahamas is not only known for its Deep Sea Fishing and popular Goombay Punch (drink) but also known as one of the leading Caribbean vacation spots. It is about fifty miles off the coast of Florida, and is made up of over 700 islands including the main city Nassau (New Providence Island)/Paradise Island and the Grand Bahama. Only about five percent of these islands are inhabited however.
Some popular celebrites of Bahamian heritage are Recording artiste Lenny Kravitz, Media personality Al Roker, SportsMan Rick Fox, popular model Shakira Ledard, Olympina and track star Debbie Ferguson, Actor Sir Sidney Poitier and writer/Producer Jimmy Curry. Other cool facts:) Top Celebs such as Nicholas, Oprah, Sean Connery, James Bond and Johnny Depp, Bill Gates, Michael Jordan and Shakira all either own property or islands in the Bahamas.
Check out this energetic, patriotic tune by Papa Smurf showing love for The Bahamasss!!
Sources have reported the ‘California Dream Act’ was passed earlier this month after similar laws in states such as Maryland, got recently turned down only three days before. The act is aimed at helping undocumented immigrant students, who have lived in the United States for at least five years, to be able to further education having attended high school for three years or more in the state giving them a pathway to citizenship through college or military service.
During the signing on Monday, Democrat Governor Brown said, “At the end of the day, if we’re going to continue as a powerful, equal-opportunity society, we’re going to have to invest in our people.”
The law has not gone without opposition however, as critics are saying on the immigrants part, it gives ‘false hopes’ due to the fact that after completing college, they will still be unable to find employment due to status. Some also say, why have US citizens compete with immigrants to receive funding for school and pay taxes to send illegal immigrants to school.
Yahoo News Sources say the law only allows funding options from private institutions right now however, and currently undocumented immigrants who qualify for admission to college still face difficulty attendind, due to inaccessibility to financial aid. It was reported that twelve(12) other states besides California presently grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.
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