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Bahamas / Independence #229364

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 10, 1973
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(Studio) Bahama Islands announce independence from Great Britain and apply for UN admission.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Nassau, Bahamas) Ceremony and spectacle precede official lowering of Union Jack and raising of Bahamian flag. Prince Charles present for festivities and formally announces freedom to 1st Prime Min. Lynden Pindling. [Prince CHARLES - gives new Const. to Prime Min. Pindling with good wishes from Queen of England.] [PINDLING - calls for meeting challenge of future.] Bahamians don't expect problems to be solved with new independence. Black poverty most pressing problem.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Mudd, Roger;
Schakne, Robert

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