From the Document: "The Bahamas, a Caribbean nation of some 700 islands off the southeast coast of the United States, has been a stable parliamentary democracy since its independence from the United Kingdom (UK) in 1973. The country's bicameral legislature has a 39-seat House of Assembly directly elected for five-year terms and a 16-member appointed Senate. [...] Since 2019, the Bahamas has faced two major challenges: recovery and reconstruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian that struck in September 2019, and response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Hurricane Dorian caused widespread damage to the northwestern Bahamian islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, with 74 confirmed deaths and many more missing. An Inter-American Development Bank-led assessment estimated $3.4 billion in damages and losses."
CRS In Focus, IF10666
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