Little San Salvador Island, The Bahamas. Editorial credit: Arturo Verea /

The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a stable democracy where political rights and civil liberties are generally respected. However, the islands have a relatively high homicide rate. Harsh immigration policies, which mainly affect Haitian-Bahamians and Haitian migrants, are often executed in the absence of due process. Government corruption is a serious problem that is thought to have had significant economic consequences.

Freedom in the World 2023

Freedom in the World — Bahamas Country Report

Bahamas is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.