The Constitution of The Bahamas is based on the Westminster model: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch.
As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Bahamas recognises Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State. The Governor-General is Her Majesty's representative in The Bahamas and is a symbol of the nation's unity. The Cabinet is the executive branch and has general control of the government of The Bahamas. The Cabinet has to comprise at least nine ministers, inclusive of the Prime Minister and Attorney General. Parliament is the legislative branch and consists of a Senate and a House of Assembly. Subject to the provisions of the Constitution, Parliament may make laws for the peace, order and good government of The Bahamas. Judicial authority is vested in the judicature, comprising the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, with such jurisdiction, powers and authority as may be conferred on these courts by the Constitution or by any other law. For more information, visit the official site of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. www.bahamas.gov.bs
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Our dynamic island nation is well known throughout the world for its natural beauty and the warm welcome that awaits the millions who visit our shores every year. Increasingly, however, with unique advantages such as freedom from taxation, democratic stability and an infrastructure that encourages, supports and rewards international investment, The Bahamas is also becoming recognised as a paradise for those keen to invest in residential properties. For more in-depth consultation follow the Link to one of our premiere realtors in The Bahamas.