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. 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.
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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.
According to Countryaah, the population of Bahamas in 2001 was 324,748, ranking number 177 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.740% yearly, and the population density was 32.4534 people per km2.