Have you been there in the last 15 years? My grandparents live in Lyford on the other side of the island, and dude we took a trip over to see atlantis a few weeks ago, Nassau is in complete and utter squalor. Its not the charming British colonial town it once was, overrun, congested, dirty, and disgusting. Traffic crawls nowhere, buildings in midconstruction lie abandoned, tourist shops sell liquor and cigars to americans, and abaonded dogs roam all over. Very very sad....with the exception of rich american's on paradise island or the holdouts from the colonial era in Lyford, no investment, money, or wealth in nassau at all. It's really depressing.
On the rise: Tel Aviv, Israel, high technology capital of the middle-east. ICQ, Checkpoint, Akami, and many many more....More Israeli companies went public last year on the NYSE than any other country! Now if the Palestinians would agree to peace.....