The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit was mired by constant protests, repeated calls for slavery reparations and a demand for change.
The Duke of Cambridge also referred to comments his father, Prince Charles, made last year in Barbados about the "appalling atrocity of slavery."
"We intend to ... fulfill our true ambitions and destiny as an independent, developed, prosperous country," Andrew Holness told the Cambridges.
Ahead of the royal couple's visit, the Bahamas National Reparations Committee called on the British monarchy to acknowledge "crimes against humanity" and pay reparations.
A group of 100 well-known figures accused the British royal family of perpetuating "the greatest human rights tragedy in the history of humankind."
"This is a massive achievement for the team," driver Shanwayne Stephens said.
"That was for everyone who thinks they don’t belong in skiing," Benjamin Alexander said after the giant slalom at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Jamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment feared he'd be late for his race when he got on the wrong bus and ended up at a different venue.
The two-time Olympic champion ran the 100 meters in 10.63 seconds. Only sprinting legend Florence Griffith Joyner has ever clocked a faster time.
The fastest man alive hosted a big, mask-free birthday bash last week.