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Rawson Square

Rawson Square

Rawson Square

Rawson Square (Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island) — Rawson Square is the gateway to the city for cruise-ship passengers. It was named for Sir Rawson W. Rawson who was Governor of The Bahamas during the late 1860s. In the middle of the square is a bronze bust of Sir Milo Butler, the first Bahamian Governor General in an Independent Bahamas. A fountain just outside the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Visitor Relations Office was named for Sir Stafford Sands, the first Minister of Tourism. During the Bahamas’ Quincentennial Celebrations in 1992, a monument was erected in Rawson Square by the Bahamas Association of Land Surveyors in honor of Christopher Columbus’ landfall.