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1947 May Clarence Iverson visits the Bahamas, the first recorded visit to the islands by a Bahá’í. Bahamas First Bahais by country or area; Islands
1954 Jan Andrew and Nina Matthisen arrive in the Bahamas and are named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:449] Bahamas; Caribbean Knights of Bahaullah; Islands
1954 Oct The first person to become a Bahá’í in Nassau, Bahamas, Winfield Small, a young police officer from Barbados, enrols.
  • Mr Small opened Barbados to the Faith.
Nassau; Bahamas; Barbasos First Bahais by country or area
1955 Apr The first person to become a Bahá’í in the Bahamas, Molly Newbold, enrols.
  • As she did not remain a Bahá’í, Arnold Wells, a tinsmith who became a Bahá’í on 20 April, is regarded as the first Bahá’í. Christine Thompson, who owned a small fruit and vegetable shop, and Frank Ferguson, who owned a gas station, also enrolled on 20 April.
Bahamas First Bahais by country or area; Islands
1955 Ridván The first local spiritual assembly in the Bahamas is formed in Nassau. Nassau; Bahamas LSA
1975 2 May The first teaching institute of the Bahamas takes place in Nassau. [BW16:207] Nassau; Bahamas
1978 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahamas is formed with its seat in Nassau. [BW17:162, 348] Nassau; Bahamas NSA
1987 16 – 17 Jan The first Youth Conference of the Bahamas is held with representation from three islands. [BINS173:9] Bahamas Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; First conferences
1987 Mar The first Bahá’í Winter School held on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, takes place. [BINS164:11] San Salvador Island; Bahamas
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