***”Happy Anniversary, BAHAMAS!!”*** Thirty years of progress and development……and counting.

The Bahamian Flag

The Board of Directors and members of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) join with all Bahamians in celebrating our past, and welcoming our future.

The Bahamas achieved independence from Britain on **July 10, 1973**. It is now a fully self-governing member of the Commonwealth and a member of the United Nations, the Caribbean Community and the Organisation of American States.

The design of the Bahamian flag is a black equilateral triangle against the mast superimposed on a horizontal background made up of two colours on three equal stripes, aquamarine, gold and aquamarine.

Black, a strong colour, represents the vigour and force of a united people; the triangle pointing represents the enterprise and determination of the Bahamian people to develop and process the rich resources of land and sea, symbolised by gold and aquamarine, respectively.

**Bahamian National Anthem**
*(composed by the late Timothy Gibson){I*}

March On Bahamaland

Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland;

March on to glory, your bright banners waving high.

See how the world marks the manner of your bearing!

Pledge to excel through love and unity.

Pressing onward, march together to a common loftier goal;

Steady sunward, tho’ the weather hides the wide and treacherous shoal.

Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland,

‘Til the road you’ve trod leads unto your God.

March On, Bahamaland.