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Gardening with Jack: Early Tomatoes

We are into the hottest month of the year yet it is time to start tomatoes from seed and tomatoes do not like heat. Warmth, yes, but not heat. Experienced gardeners will be able to cope with the conditions and less experienced practitioners will learn along the way what works …

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Gardening with Jack: Garden Teas

Teas are both healthy and refreshing and if you collect your makings from the garden they are also very cheap. Teas are usually freshly made and drunk hot but can also be prepared, cooled, and used ice cold. You can also use the sun to make your teas. Place your …

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Gardening with Jack: July Gardens

If all has gone well your vegetable growing areas are covered with clear plastic to solarise the soil, your potted herbs are in the shade for protection against the summer sun, and the main jobs left in July are mowing the grass, maintenance weeding, and picking mangoes. During an inspection …

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Sweat it Out: Morning Workouts

There has been much debate over whether it is better to workout in the morning or the afternoon. My answer is usually to workout whenever you feel the most energized. While most of the time I lead morning and afternoon classes, I much prefer the mornings. There are many benefits …

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From the Editor’s Desk: What We Need

I don’t know about you, reader, but I’m still sorting out and digesting the new budget. Here are some of the things Abaco needs to see, as both a sign of good faith from the government regarding how it intends to do business going forward, but also, I feel, out …

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From the Editor’s Desk: VAT Increase

The morning after publishing the last issue of The Abaconian, Parliament dropped a bombshell on the Bahamian People. A VAT Tax Hike from 7.5% to 12% with less than a month for businesses to prepare for it. That was coupled with a bleak reflection of our country’s finances. I’ve been …

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Abaco History

By Greyson Beights Historian, Author, Event Organizer IG: @greysonbeights, @globetrottinghistory FB: @greysonbeights There is amazing history in the Abaco Islands and are many accessible historical landmarks you can visit still today to learn about and experience the history for yourself. Carleton Point in Treasure Cay marks where six hundred American …

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Gardening with Jack: Summer Fruits

Papaya and bananas are productive all year round but most other fruits have a definite season to look forward to. All of our summer fruits can be eaten out of hand but some can be enjoyed in other ways. Boil dark red Barbados cherries (Acerola) in sugar water. When cool …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Affordable Housing

The Prime Minister was recently on island touring locations for potential low-cost housing sites. These subdivisions, according to the PM, will be cleared and provided for low cost. The Affordable Homes Bill, passed in the House of Assembly on May 8, certainly helps create opportunities for anyone seeking to build …

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Letters to the Editor: Support for Curry

Dear Editor, The Spring City Development Association would like to thank the awesome people of Abaco. Last year Mr. Colon Curry was diagnosed with advanced head and neck cancer and has since had surgery and is not taking treatment. As you may know treatment is expensive so in order to …

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