S: Erik Global Business Etiquette
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1: Why I selected this Country | Because i like the Bahamas
2: Facts and Statistics | Location: Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba
3: Capital: Nassau
4: Facts and Statistics | Climate: tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream | Population: 307,451 (est. 2008) | Christians
5: Ethnic Make-up: black 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3% Religions: Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Roman Catholic 13.5%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%, other Christian 15.2%, none or unspecified 2.9%, other 0.8% (2000 census) Government: constitutional parliamentary democracy
6: Language and Culture and Society | Language in the Bahamas English is the official language and is widely spoken. Creole is used among Haitian immigrants.
7: The Role of Hospitality | Bahamas are known for being friendly, outgoing and informal. | Religion | Relatively speaking Bahamians take religion seriously.
8: Etiquette and Customs | 1.Handshakes are the norm. They should be firm and friendly. | #2. It is good manners to wait for a woman to offer her hand first. | 3.Maintain eye contact during the greeting process.
9: 4.Business cards are exchanged without formal ritual. | 5.If someone does not have a title, use their honorific title and their surname.
10: Business Etiquette and Protocol | 1.It is good manners to wait for a woman to offer her hand first | 2.Maintain eye contact during the greeting process | 3.Handshakes are the norm. They should be firm and friendly.
11: 4.If someone does not have a title, use their honorific title and their surname. | 5.Business cards are exchanged without formal ritual.
12: Bahamas in the News | 1.LA, Caribbean nations to condemn U.S. for blockading Cuba | 2.Former Smithtown Assessors named to review Nassau woes
13: 3.Bumming' in a Bahama Paradise