Why did The Bahamas vote in favour of Russia on the UN resolution for Ukraine reparations?

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The UN voted to hold Russia responsible for war reparations:

  • 94 For
  • 73 Abstain
  • 14 Against

The "For" and "Abstain" votes are understandable (e.g. the abstainers didn't want to explicitly antagonize Russia).

The "Against" countries were:

  • The Bahamas
  • Belarus
  • Central African Republic
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Mali
  • Nicaragua
  • Russian Federation
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Zimbabwe

There are no surprises here either, except for the first country in the list.

Why did The Bahamas vote in favour of Russia?
Has the political situation there changed so much since I visited 10 years ago, when it had a very British/American open and prosperous atmosphere?

Note that this is not a duplicate of Why did ten countries side with Russia in the UN General Assembly vote on Crimea?; it's asking specifically about The Bahamas.

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