Anyone who has ever set foot in The Bahamas knows that it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. With a population of 300,000 people centred on the island of New Providence and dispersed over 700 islands, islets and cays in the Lucayan Archipelago, The Bahamas is a paradise on earth with an extraordinary climate, a deeply welcoming culture and an extraordinary range of wildlife.
The third-wealthiest country in the Americas, The Bahamas also offers a home to foreigners looking to settle in a stable, low-tax and English-speaking democracy based on the rule of law. Famous Citizens, residents and homeowners include Sydney Poitier, Mariah Carey, Tiger Woods, Nicholas Cage, Johnny Depp and the late Sean Connery, among many others.
Following the crippling financial crisis of 2008/9, The Bahamas hove into view as a welcome shelter for ex-pats looking to regroup and build a new life in a tranquil, prosperous and business-friendly Caribbean island. WorldPR’s 2012 digital campaign to promote The Bahamas as a prime destination to relocate emphasised the rule of law, a stable and prosperous property market, the business friendly and low-tax fiscal environment, its proximity to the US, it’s connectivity and daily British Airways flights to London and, above all, the natural beauty of the islands.
According to official statistics immigration to the The Bahamas has grown by approximately 10 per cent since the start of WorldPR campaign with the total immigrant population, currently accounting for 18 per cent of the total population, projected to continue growing steadily over the next two decades.