Bahamas. During the year, the Bahamas tightened the rules
for the financial sector and were thereby removed from the
OECD's list of countries that are not cooperative in the
fight against money laundering. On September 4, Nassau's
famous straw market was destroyed by a fire. The market was
a popular tourist destination in the country heavily
dependent on the tourism industry. According to
Countryaah, the government declared a
national disaster state. Several adjacent buildings were
also burned, including the Ministry of Tourism. Police
suspected that the fire was on fire.
At the end of August, 22-year-old American singer Aaliyah
died when a Cessna plan crashed in the Bahamas. Aaliyah had
recorded a music video in the Bahamas and was on her way to
Miami when the accident happened.