Latin America & Caribbean

Bahamas profile

Pleasure boats on the Bahamas
Image caption The islands are served by several private radio stations

The government operates radio networks and the islands' only TV station. There is a handful of private radio stations. Multichannel cable TV is widely available.

There is a well-developed respect for press freedom, says Freedom House. The islands' privately-owned press carries a variety of views, including criticism of the government.

There were more than 164,000 internet users by June 2012 ( Access is unrestricted.

The press


  • ZNS TV - operated by government-owned, commercially-run Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB)


  • ZNS Bahamas - run by BCB, operates Radio Bahamas (ZNS1), Inspiration 107.9 (ZNS2), Northern Service (ZNS3), Power 104.5
  • Star FM - private, commercial
  • 100 Jamz - private, commercial